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Lesson 7 - Readings for the Stebbins Family

Ebenezer Stebbins

From New England Captives Carried to Canada, Vol. I, Emma L. Coleman, 1925, pgs. 126 & 127

Ebenezer, aged nine.

...lives at Boucherville with his sister Marguerite Stebbens, wife of Jacques Desnoions...He was given the name of Jacques Charles.

Ebenezer, like John Carter, seems to have been inclined to return [thought about returning] to New England for Stoddard wrote '17th May 1714. We sent two men to Bushervil [Boucherville] and Point de Tramble, who returned the 18th & informed that Eben [Ebenezer] Stebbins and John Castor (who so often pretended that they would go home) were not likely to return'.

Ebenezer, as Jacques-Charles, had been naturalized [became a citizen of Canada] in 1710; and of him we know no more.

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