woman Marguerite Belile‏‎, daughter of UNKNOWN UNKNOWN and Josephte Valois‏.
Born ‎before 1809 at Probably Region Of Berthier-En-Haut, Quebec Province, Canada, died ‎ at Vermont
Marguerite Valois at the marriage in Berthier, Canada, was indicated to be illegitimate, the daughter of a woman named Josephte Valois. At the baptism of Marguerite Valois' daughter Marguerite St. Martin in 1827 at Berthier, the godmother was Josephte Valois, grandmother. The godfather was Charles Belisle-Germain.
It is highly likely Joseph BLONDIN in Vermont and N.Y. is a priest's misunderstanding for the less common name of BIDAGUIN. It is also likely the name of BELISLE assigned to Marguerite VALOIS in the 1851 baptisms at St. Joseph's in Burlington, Vt. is a clue to the family of her unknown father. In French Canada, illegitimate children were frequently known informally by the name of the father (presuming that everyone in the village knew who he was) rather than the name of the mother, which was officially given to them.

Married ‎ Oct 12, 1824 at Ste-Genevieve-DE-Berthier, Quebec Province, Canada to:

man Joseph Blondine‏‎, son of Joseph-Pierre-Louis Bidaguin Dit St-Martin UNKNOWN and Marie-Angelique-Rose Guilbault‏.
Born ‎ Sep 2, 1788 at Ste-Genevieve-DE-Berthier, Quebec Province, Canada‎
Name Suffix: Joseph Blondin
Known as Joseph Blondine with sons David and Louis 1845 school list, Isle la Motte, Vt.

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man David Bidaguin Dit St. Martin‏
Born ‎between 1823 and 1829 at Canada, died ‎ Sep 8, 1902 at Pepin County, Wisconsin‎
1850 U.S. Census, Grand Isle Co., VT.
Naturalization Certificates, Pepin Co., Wi, No. 1, 1859-1886, p. 109. David Martin, April 10, 1873 (Declaration filed Franklin Co., NY, 28 October 1859).
1870 U.S. Census, Waterville Twp., Pepin Co., WI.
1880 U.S. Census, Waterville Twp., Pepin Co., WI.
1851 Stood as godparents of Joseph Blondin, son of Joseph blondin and Margaret Belile.
woman Margueritte St. Martin‏‎
Born ‎ May 30, 1827 at Berthier, Quebec, Canada‎
man Jean-Baptiste Martin‏‎
Born ‎ Feb 3, 1832‎
man Louis Martin‏‎
Born ‎ Jul 14, 1834 at Berthier, Quebec, Canada‎
Baptized 14 July 1834, Berthier, born today. Godparents; Alexis Bidagan dit St. Martin and Marie Joly.
1870 U.S. Census, Waterville Twp., Pepin Co., WI.
1880 U.S. Census, Waterville Twp., Pepin Co., WI.
man Joseph Martin‏‎
Born ‎between 1836 and 1839 at Ontario, Canada, Or Vermont, died ‎ Oct 11, 1919 at Pepin County, Wisconsin‎
1880 U.S. Census, Waterville Twp., Pepin Co., WI.
Buried Memorial Cemetery, Village of Arkansaw, Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Tombstone says 1836 - 1919.
woman Josephine Blondin‏‎
Born ‎ Feb 18, 1843 at Probably Grand Isle, Vermont‎
Josephine Blondin, born 18 February 1843, daughter of Joseph Blondin and Marguerite Belile of Grand Isle, Vt., baptized 23 janury 1851, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt. Godparents: Toussaint Choinard and Marguerite St. Martin.
man Hercule Blondin‏‎
Born ‎ Feb 19, 1843 at Probably Grand Isle, Vermont‎
Hercule Blondin, born 19 February last, son of Joseph Blondin and Marguerite Valois, baptized 2 July 1843, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., NY. Godparents: Joseph Lepine and Marguerite St. Martin.
Hercule and Josephine were apparently twins. There is no apparent explanation why they were baptized at two separate times in two separate churches.
man Joseph Blondin‏
Born ‎ Dec 15, 1847 at Probably Grand Isle, Vermont, died ‎ Mar 1881‎, 33 years
Joseph Blondin, born 15 December 1847, son of Joseph Blondin and Marguerite Belile of Grand Isle, Vt., baptized 23 January 1851, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt. Godparents: David St. Martin and Eleonard Paquet.
Joseph Blondin, Jr
Residence Colchester VT;
Enlisted on 2/22/1865 as a Private.
On 2/22/1865 he mustered into "I" Co. VT 7th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/11/1865
THE Seventh Regiment, numbering 943 officers and men, was mustered into the service of the United States at Rutland, Vt.,
February 12, 1862, under the command of Col. George T. Roberts. The act under which the regiment was formed authorized the
Governor to "recruit, organize, arm and equip, an additional regiment" * * * "to serve in the army of the United States."
By a previous act, the Governor had been authorized to recruit, etc., a regiment to be attached to a New England division then
being raised by Gen. B. F. Butler, under the authority of the Secretary of War, to operate against the City of New Orleans,
which regiment was "to be armed and equipped at the expense of the United States." Under this latter act, the Eighth regiment
was formed. It was clearly the intention of the legislature, by the act under which the Seventh was formed, as it was the
avowed purpose of the State officials, that the Seventh shouldnot form a part of General Butler's division. It was the
unanimous wish of the officers and men that the regiment might be sent to the Army of the Potomac, and they were greatly
disappointed and disgusted when they learned that they had been
designated by the War Department, for service under General
On the 10th of March, 1862, the Seventh left Rutland for
New York City, where it embarked on two old-fashioned sailing
ships, ill adapted for the transportation of troops, with
sealed orders to proceed to sea. Upon opening the orders, it
was learned that the destination of the regiment was Ship
Island, Miss. The voyage occupied upwards of three weeks, and
was very uncomfortable and trying, owing to the heavy March
gales which prevailed throughout the passage. On the fall of
New Orleans, a portion of the Seventh for a short time,
occupied Fort Pike, one of the important outlying
fortifications of the city, commanding the entrance to Lake
Pontchartrain. The balance of the regiment shortly thereafter
proceeded to Carrolton, an environ of New Orleans; thence, in a
few days, it proceeded to Baton Rouge, where it reported to
Brig.-Gen. Thomas Williams. On the 19th of June, 1862, eight
companies of the Seventh, with three other regiments and a
light battery, comprising altogether about 3,500 men, embarked
on transports to take part in a foolhardy expedition against
Vicksburg, conceived by General Butler. Although supported by
Admiral Farragut's entire squadron of war ships, the expedition
was a failure. After besieging the place for twenty-eight
days, and after the loss, unnecessarily, of many valuable
lives, principally from exposure and sickness, the command
returned to Baton Rouge. Disease and death had so decimated
the ranks of the Seventh, that of the 800 men with which it
started on this ill-starred campaign, it had less than 100 for
duty on its return to Baton Rouge. On the 5th of
August, 1862, the regiment took a conspicuous and highly
meritorious part in the battle which occurred at that place on
that day. In addition to other losses, it had the great
misfortune to lose its beloved and heroic Colonel, George T.
Roberts, who died two days later from wounds received while
gallantly discharging his duties at the most critical stage of
the action. Later, the regiment performed duty in and around
the City of New Orleans. At this time, owing to the hardships
endured on the Vicksburg campaign, the mortality in the
regiment reached its highest percentage. In November
following, the re
man Honore Blondin‏‎
Born ‎ May 15, 1850 at Probably Grand Isle, Vermont‎
Honore Blondin, born 15 May 1850, son of Joseph Blondin and Marguerite Belile, baptized 23 January 1851, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt. Godparents: Louis Martin and Marie Sylvestre.