Hi Catherine, Unfortunately Fitchburg is far enough away that I'd only be able to go there with a friend who has a car. I have a book on MA cemeteries (published by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society) so I will start by looking it up today to see what the book says about it.
The line I traced started w/ Pierre Laverdure m Priscilla Melanson in England. Pierre Jr. m. Marie D'Entremont. One son, Jean m. a Dugas.
Their son, Alexander m. Osite Hebert (2nd m.) Ended up in Mass. from
the Explusion. Alexander died and Osite went to Louisiana with some of
their youngest children which included a Joseph. My husband's family
comes from this Joseph. I don't know if this includes your line.
Two of Pierre Sr. sons, remained in Nova Scotia and I believe had
children named Joseph also.
Catherine, I have researched Melanson/Melancon
for about 15 years and written a book on this family starting in 1600 until the present. The one I have in Mass. is Alexander who came from Nova Scotia.If you would like to contact me, leave a message for me Dorothy M.