Bellefontaine

(Benedict ). The most wealthy farmer of Grand Pré ( Nova Scotia), and father of Evangeline. When the inhabitants of his village were exiled, and he was about to embark, he died of a broken heart, and was buried on the sea-shore. (Longfellow: Evangeline. )

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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