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A Violette History
A Violette History book  

This is a project to create a Violette family history book. It was initiated partially because Rita Violette Lippe's book Descendants of Francois Violet is now out of print and will not be reprinted, and partially because so many members have asked for information about our early ancestors and their life and times.

The book has been published and is available at Amazon. Search for it by title: A Violette History, or by any of the coauthors' names. It is priced at $38 and was written by David A. Violette, VFA#621; Guy F. Dubay, VFA#892; and Rod Violette, VFA#12.

The three coauthors, all Violette descendants and all Violette Family Association members, worked for almost five years in the research and production of the book. The book includes first hand accounts of author visits to places associated with François Violet/Violette and traces his story from before his birth to his pioneering in the Upper St John River Valley.

There is a listing of the first two generations of the family in North America, along with details of who they married and where they settled, as well as stories of François' parents and grandparents in France and Fortress Louisbourg.

François Violet/Violette was the progenitor of a line of the Violette family in North America coming from what is now northern Maine and northwestern New Brunswick. Born in 1744 in Saintes, France, François Violet moved with his parents in 1749 to Île Royale (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia) so his father could help the French rebuild Fortress Louisbourg. His mother died in 1751 and by 1759 he had come under a surrogate guardianship due to financial difficulties of his father. When his parents were sent back to France after the British took over Louisbourg again, François stayed behind. This is the history of Francois Violet (1744-1824) and how he and his family pioneered first on the Hammond River in lower New Brunswick then came to the Upper St John River Valley and pioneered again as the first settlers of what became Van Buren, Maine, and St Leonard, New Brunswick.

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