: Franklin Ellis' History
of Columbia County. It might be listed in here.
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On Behalf Of Blair Lemire
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 10:17 PM
Subject: [NYCOLUMB] The Lemire's of Columbia County
Hello, my name is Blair LeMire and I trying to locate birth records for two
relatives. I know the odds are against me but I had a thought that maybe the
church they attended might keep records.
The people I'm looking for are Ovid A. Lemire Jr. and Frank Edward Lemire.
Their parents are Ovide Lemire Sr. and Louisa Archambault.
Ovide Sr. first appeared in Columbia county in the 1860 census living in New
Lebanon. He was nationalized in Albany in 1860 and his residence is shown to
be Chatham. He eventually married Louisa Archambault in 1864 in Huntington,
Hampshire, MA. apparently they moved back to Columbia county. They show up,
along with Ovid A.
Lemire, the 1865 Census living in Chatham, District #2. Ovide A. is shown to
be 2 months old. Frank was born a little over a year later. I have a couple
of records (death cert. and obit) for Frank stating he was born in Malden
The parents are:
Ovid Lemire (B: 8 Feb 1838, Quebec, Canada; D: 9 Aug 1921, Fullerton, NE)
Louisa Archambault (B: 7 Aug 1832, Quebec, Canada; D: 4 Oct 1900, Fullerton,
The kids are:
Ovid A. Lemire (B: 11 Apr 1865, Chatham, Malden Bridge Village, NY; D:
4 Nov 1902 )
Frank Edward Lemire (B: 16 Oct 1866, Chatham, Malden Bridge Village, NY; D:
18 May 1926).
Ovid and Louisa were from Quebec, Canada which was a predominantly Catholic
area so I though maybe they might have stayed with the Catholic church when
they came to the US about 1850 but I'm not sure.
Would anyone happen to know if there was a Catholic church in Chatham or
maybe even New Lebanon during the time? Possibly in another area of Columbia
County? If not, would anyone know what Catholics in the area did?
I noticed on the USGennet website under GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
By J. H. French R. P. Smith, Publisher Syracuse, New York 1860 6 M.E., 2
Bap., Christian, Cong., and Ref. Prot. D. for Chatham, it shows for 1860
that there were 6 M.E., 2 Bap., Christian, Cong., and Ref. Prot. D. but no
Maybe someone might have a few other ideas that I could try? If so, I would
really appreciate it.
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