Le Grand Arbre Commun

1794-02-02 n Modeste Bernard Bretignolles reconst.4-8.jpg

Marie-Modeste Bernard1794

Marie-Modeste Bernard
Given names
Birth February 2, 1794 (Pluviose 14, II) 30
Address: la Fuye

Christening January 3, 1795 (Nivose 14, III) (Age 11 months)
Birth of a brotherPierre Bernard
October 9, 1796 (Vendemiaire 18, V) (Age 2 years)
Note: 18 vendémiaire an V

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 (I) and 1798 (VI)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://goo.gl/4c1Pp5
Birth of a brotherPierre Bernard
1798 (VI) (Age 3 years)

Birth of a sisterMarie Magdeleine Bernard
April 10, 1803 (Germinal 20, XI) (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (XI) (Age 8 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://goo.gl/yH4MPB
Death of a fatherJean Bernard
March 17, 1809 (Age 15 years)
Death of a motherFrançoise Elisabeth Maupillier
January 20, 1812 (Age 17 years) Age: 42
Witness: Jean Bernardson
Attending: Charles Maupilliernephew

Jean BERNARD (fi), Charles MAUPILIER (ne) Décès 1803-1835, microfilm 2 MI 265 N° vue 34/115

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 17 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://goo.gl/cu6BNB
MarriageJean GaudineauView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 12, 1822 (Age 28 years)
Note: Née le 13/PLUV/03, Jean et Jean BILLIS (o), Jean et Pierre BERNARD (frs)
Birth of a son
Pierre-Firmin Gaudineau
1824 (Age 29 years)

Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 35 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 37 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
Death of a husbandJean Gaudineau
May 1, 1845 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 62 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 67 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 72 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 72 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 74 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 83 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Death of a sonPierre-Firmin Gaudineau
1889 (Age 94 years)


Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 13, 1787Nueil-sur-Argent, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, FRANCE
Marriage: before 1794 (II)Bretignolles, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, FRANCE
23 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Family with Jean Gaudineau - View this family
Marriage: November 12, 1822Bretignolles, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, FRANCE
2 years


Née le 13/PLUV/03, Jean et Jean BILLIS (o), Jean et Pierre BERNARD (frs)

Birth1794-02-02 n Modeste Bernard Bretignolles reconst.4-8.jpg
1794-02-02 n Modeste Bernard Bretignolles reconst.4-8.jpg
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 1,600 × 858 pixels
File size: 363 KB
Type: Document
Highlighted image: yes
Format: application/pdf
File size: 2,259 KB
Christening1795-01-03 n Modeste Bernard Nueil-sur-Argent 22-172.jpg
1795-01-03 n Modeste Bernard Nueil-sur-Argent 22-172.jpg
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 2,132 × 954 pixels
File size: 585 KB
Type: Document
Highlighted image: yes
Marriage1822-11-12 X Jean Gaudineau + Modeste Bernard Bretignolles 83-126.jpg
1822-11-12 X Jean Gaudineau + Modeste Bernard Bretignolles 83-126.jpg
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 4,976 × 2,448 pixels
File size: 2,378 KB
Type: Document
Highlighted image: yes
  1. Generation 1
    1. Marie-Modeste Bernard

      Marie-Modeste Bernard, daughter of Jean Bernard and Françoise Elisabeth Maupillier, was born on February 2, 1794 (Pluviose 14, II) in Bretignolles, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes. She married Jean Gaudineau, son of Jean Gaudineau and Louise Billy, on November 12, 1822 in Bretignolles, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes. He was born calculated 1799 (VII) and died on May 1, 1845 in Cirières, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes.

      Children of Marie-Modeste Bernard and Jean Gaudineau:

      1. Pierre-Firmin Gaudineau (18241889)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Pierre-Firmin Gaudineau, son of Jean Gaudineau and Marie-Modeste Bernard, was born in 1824 and died in 1889 at the age of 65. He married Marie Grellier. She was born in 1839 in Bretignolles, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes.

      Children of Pierre-Firmin Gaudineau and Marie Grellier:

      1. Eugène Gaudineau (1868)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Eugène Gaudineau, son of Pierre-Firmin Gaudineau and Marie Grellier, was born in 1868. He married Marie-Louise Poudret. She was born in 1878 in Sainte Verge, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes.

      Children of Eugène Gaudineau and Marie-Louise Poudret:

      1. Maurice Gaudineau (1909)