Esther Lebrun

14 March 1816–10 February 1907 (Age 90)
Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Esther

When Esther Lebrun was born on 14 March 1816, in Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada, her father, Francois Bonaverture Lebrun, was 47 and her mother, Marie Genevieve Forest, was 42. She married Léon Fagnan on 16 July 1833, in Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 February 1907, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cheektowaga, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Léon Fagnan
1814–1889
Esther Lebrun
1816–1907
Marriage: 16 July 1833
Léocadie Fagnan
1834–
Éléonore Fagnan
1836–1910
Louis Hercule Fagnan
1838–
Virginie Marie Fagnan
1840–
Alfred Joseph Fagnan
1843–1914
Joséphine Marie Fagnan
1845–
Léon Adélard Fagnan
1847–
Georges C. Fagnan
1852–1908
Henry C. Fagnan
1856–1888
Alexandram Fagnon
1859–
Esther Eleonoram Fagnan
1861–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1833
Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada
children

(11)

    Léocadie Fagnan

    Female1834–Female

    Éléonore Fagnan

    Female1836–1910Female

    Louis Hercule Fagnan

    Male1838–Male

    Virginie Marie Fagnan

    Female1840–Female

    Alfred Joseph Fagnan

    Male1843–1914Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francois Bonaverture Lebrun

    Male1768–1865Male

    Marie Genevieve Forest

    Female1773–1850Female

siblings

(10)

    Jean Baptiste Lebrun

    Male1786–1855Male

    Male1795–1859Male

    Bonaventure Lebrun

    Male1798–1798Male

    Josephte Lebrun

    Female1799–1802Female

    Jean Baptiste Lebrun

    Male1804–1893Male

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 30

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Brun (‘brown’), with the definite article le. This is a name associated with the Huguenots in the U.S.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Etsher Lebrun in entry for Alexandram Fagnon, "New York, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1704-1962"
  • Esther Lebrun in entry for Esther Eleonoram Faignaut, "New York, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1704-1962"
  • Etsher Lebrun in entry for Alexandram Fagnon, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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