Hi, I am posting the notes that I have for some of my pioneer ancestors, in hopes that they may be of interest to some of you that are doing research on your ancestors.Enjoy, Janet
Descendants of Antoine Desrosier
Generation No. 1
1.Antoine1 Desrosier was born about 1590 in France.He married Sylvie.She was born about 1590 in France.
Child of Antoine Desrosier and Sylvie is:
+ 2 i. Antoine2 Desrosiers, born 14 Apr 1617 in Renaison dans la Forest, Lyonnais, France; died 08 Aug 1691 in Champlain, QC.
Generation No. 2
2.Antoine2 Desrosiers (Antoine1 Desrosier) was born 14 Apr 1617 in Renaison dans la Forest, Lyonnais, France, and died 08 Aug 1691 in Champlain, QC.He married Anne Leneuf 24 Nov 1647 in Unknown, QC (( Bonjonnier (cite ct 15 Aug 1691, Ameau in Trois Rivière)), daughter of Michel Leneuf and Unknown.She was born about 1632 in Thierry, Caen, Normandie, France, and died 16 Oct 1711 in Champlain, QC.
Notes for Antoine Desrosiers:
This Pioneer arrived in New France at least by 1641.The first record of his presence in the new world was on Jul 10,1642, he was the godfather of an "Indian" (Amerindian) child in Sillery.The next time that he is mentioned was in 1645.He was employed by the Jesuits at Trois Rivières for a hundred livres (pounds) a year.This would have been worth about $1,425 in the USA in the year 2000.Antoine was a master carpenter.He was an active and practical man, therefor as a settler and a master carpenter he situated himself in Trois Rivières, an area that was to be envied.At first he rented land, then on 28 Oct 1649, the governor of Allebout granted him 20 arpents of land outside of the town St. Maurice.One arpent is equal to about one and a half English acres of land.On this plot he built a house and a small stable.This Trios Riviere land was inside of the fortification built to protect the colonist.He raised his family here and sold the property 17 years later to Michel Godefroy, who in turn give it to his daughter, Marguerite-Thérèse in 1691 as dowry when she contracted to marry Jacques Hertel de Cournoyer, son of François Hertel.
Also in 1649, he and two others were commissioned by Pierre Boucher to supply and deliver 500 stakes, 11 foot long, to the fort.Governor Pierre Boucher, son of Gaspard Boucher, wanted to protect the citizens of this small settlement from the Indian attacks.This fort was commanded by Jacques Leneuf, the uncle of Antoine's wife, Anne Leneuf.
Then in 1657 Antoine received another 10 arpents of land from the governor Pierre Boucher.The town of Pointe du Lac started on this acreage.Here he was the neighbor of Pierre LeFebvre.
The danger of Indian attacks was always present in these early settlements.On May 26, 1659 Antoine was captured by the Onondagas at Lac St. Pierre along with two companions.One of them was tortured and put to death by fire.Antoine was rescued near Lake Ontario eleven weeks later.
Trois Rivières was a fur trading village.Four of his sons were involved in the commerce of fur-trading.As was the custom in those days, each of the boys took a unique "dit" name.This alias name distinguished their individual families.These boys all married into families of the fur trade.Antoine received a passport in 1689 to trade in the west.In this case "the west" most likely went no further than the Great Lakes.The French government issued passports (permits), a form of license, to control the fur trade and collect taxes.These passports were difficult to acquire.For many years only 25 were issued.To conduct fur trading or to travel west without a passport was considered illegal and subject to punishment, most often fines and the confiscation of furs.
In 1664, Antoine was granted land by Quentin Moral at l'Arbre a la Croix, at Cap de la Madeleine.He is in the 1666 Trois Rivières census with his family.In 1667 he has 15 arpents under cultivation.
In 1668, he and G. Larue undertook the construction of a windmill for the Jesuits at the Pointe of St. Eloy.From 1669 till he died in 1691, he was fiscal manager, trustee and judge of the new fief of Champlain.
Notes for Anne Leneuf:
This young Pioneer was about four years old when she arrived in New France with her father and other family members in June of 1636.Her mother is unknown.
The marriage contract between Antoine DesRosiers and Anne duHérisson on 24 Nov 1647, was witnessed by her father, Michel LeNeuf, squire of Hérisson, Jaques LeNeuf de la Poterie, her uncle, Jacques Hertel, Gaspard Boucher, Pierre Boucher and Pierre LeFebvre among others. Twelve signatures, in all, plus two marks by citizens unable to sign.The marriage however did not take place till 1649 in Trois Rivières when Ann was 17 and Antoine was 32.The contract listed these items that her father promised this couple upon their marriage:500 pounds silver,two good dresses, with those that she already had, a mattress and bolster, two coverlets, a dozen sheets, six tablecloths,three dozen napkins (towels), a dozen plates, a dozen dishes and a pot (all of pewter), one pregnant heifer and finally one pregnant sow.
Children of Antoine Desrosiers and Anne Leneuf are:
+ 3 i. Marie3 Desrosiers, born 16 Jun 1650 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died 28 Nov 1722 in Champlain, QC.
4 ii. Michel Desrosiers-dit-Desilets, born 03 Sep 1652 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died 11 Feb 1734 in Champlain, QC.He married Marie Harteau-dit-Latour, (Pierre & L. Sauvage) 14 Jan 1679 in Unknown, QC; born about 1666 in Champlain, Champlain, QC.
5 iii. Joseph Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 29 Jul 1655 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died Bef. 1666 in Trois Rivières. QC.
+ 6 iv. Jean-Baptiste Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 29 Sep 1657 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died 23 Feb 1704 in Champlain, QC.
+ 7 v. Marie-Anne Desrosiers, born 12 Nov 1661 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died 23 Feb 1731 in Champlain, QC.
8 vi. Antoine Desrosiers-dit-LaFresniere, born 30 Aug 1664 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC.He married Marie-Renee Lepelle-dit-Desmarais 26 Nov 1696 in Champlain, QC; born about 1678 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC.
Notes for Antoine Desrosiers-dit-LaFresniere:
He was engage Ouest on 29 Aug 1689 and an officer in the militia in 1731.
+ 9 vii. Pierre Desrosiers, born about 1667 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died Bef. 1723 in Unknown, QC.
10 viii. Marie-Jeanne Desrosiers, born about 1672 in Unknown, QC.She married Claude Drouet, Sieur de Richardville 18 Mar 1687 in Champlain, QC; born 17 Oct 1655 in St. Germain de Dourdan, Orleanais, France.
Generation No. 3
3.Marie3 Desrosiers (Antoine2, Antoine1 Desrosier) was born 16 Jun 1650 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC, and died 28 Nov 1722 in Champlain, QC.She married Alexandre Raux/Rault 19 Feb 1664 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC (ct 19 Jan, Ameau), son of Louis Raux/Rault/Rheault/Raoul and Jacquette Robin.He was born 18 Dec 1633 in Notre Dame de Deyrançon,La Rochelle, Aunis, France, and died 05 Jan 1692 in Champlain, QC.
Notes for Alexandre Raux/Rault:
He was the son of Louis Raoul, a merchant, and of Jacquette Robin.Alexandre Raux/Rault, Rheault or Raoul was baptized on December 20, 1633 in the parish of Our-Lady of "Dey Rançon-Petit Breuil", in the old province of Aunis, of the current department of Deux Sèvres.
The first time that he was noted in Trois Rivières was on November 12, 1661On this dayAlexandre was the godfather of Anne Desrosiers,the daughter of Antoine Desrosiers and AnneLeneuf-dit-DuHerisson and sister of his future wife, who was 11 years old.
Two years and two months later, on January 19, 1664,Alexandre Raux/Rault, a master carpenter, in the presence of notary Ameau promised himself in marriage to young Marie Desrosiers.She was born atTrois Rivières on June 16, 1650.The nuptial ceremony took place in the chapel of Trois Rivières on 19 February 1664.
In the Trois Rivières' census of 1666, Alexandre Raux/Rault (spelt Raoul in the census) was 30 years old and his wife was15 years old. Her name was spelt Desroziers.The spelling of names was not important to these pioneers.Most of them could not even sign their names.In 1667, he had eight arpents of land under cultivation at Petit Cape de Madeleine. In the 1681 Champlain census, Alexandre Raux/Rault was recorded as being 50 years old and his wife was 31 years old.
Alexandre Raux/Rault died on 5 January 1692.He was about 60 years old and was buried under the name of Raux on January 6, 1692, in Champlain.His young wife Marie died about 20 years later.
Children of Marie Desrosiers and Alexandre Raux/Rault are:
11 i. Joseph4 Raux/Rault, born about 1669 in Unknown, QC.He married Marie-Francoise Dubois-dit-Brisebois 21 Jun 1695 in Champlain, QC; born 03 Mar 1674 in Ste. Famille de l'Île d'Orléans, QC.
12 ii. Marie-Anne Raux-dit-Alexandre, born about 1672 in Unknown, QC; died 30 Jul 1734 in Champlain, QC.She married Nicolas Toutant 18 Aug 1686 in Champlain, QC (ct 22 Sep, Marommont); born about 1657 in St. Aubin des Bois, Chertres, Orleanais, Chartres, France; died 22 Oct 1711 in Champlain, QC.
Notes for Nicolas Toutant:
He was 27 in the 1681 census at Montréal and listed as a domestic at the Seminar.He was noted at Champlain on 19 Feb 1683 and listed as being 29 in 1686.
Four of their ten children married into the Rivard family.
13 iii. Jean-Baptiste Raux-dit-Alexandre, born about 1676 in Unknown, QC.
Notes for Jean-Baptiste Raux-dit-Alexandre:
At 18 years old he was atHôtel Dieux of Québec City.This was the name for the local hospital.
14 iv. Marie-Jeanne Raux-dit-Alexandre, born about 1678 in Unknown, QC; died 07 Jan 1709 in Champlain, QC.She married Jean-Baptiste Dubois, (Michel&Marg.Mich.Tessier) 23 Nov 1693 in Champlain, QC; born about 1663 in St. Bonnet de l'Imonges, France; died 23 Sep 1738 in Champlain, QC.
15 v. Marie-Claire Raux-dit-Alexandre, born about 1680 in Unknown, QC; died 26 Jan 1756 in Champlain, QC.She married Pierre Dubord-dit-Fontaine 09 Jan 1702 in Champlain, QC; born about 1671 in Unknown, QC; died 12 Nov 1756 in Champlain, QC.
16 vi. Marie-Madeleine Raux-dit-Alexandre, born 09 Oct 1682 in Champlain, QC.
17 vii. Michel Raux-dit-Alexandre, born 22 May 1684 in Champlain, QC; died 17 Apr 1750 in Champlain, QC.He married Marie-Renee Billy, (Jean Fran. & Cath.Lamarcche) 11 Jan 1712 in Champlain, QC; born 11 Feb 1692 in Gentilly, Sorel, Richelieu, QC; died 27 Jun 1759 in Champlain, QC.
18 viii. Madeleine Raux-dit-Alexandre, born 24 Feb 1686 in Champlain, QC; died 27 Feb 1686 in Champlain, QC.
19 ix. Marie-Francoise Raux-dit-Alexandre, born 28 Nov 1687 in Champlain, QC; died 12 Mar 1688 in Champlain, QC.
20 x. Alexis Raux-dit-Alexandre, born 18 Feb 1691 in Champlain, QC; died 23 Apr 1762 in Champlain, QC.He married Anne-Charlotte Baudouin/Beaudoin 22 Sep 1716 in Champlain, QC; born 12 Nov 1681 in Champlain, QC; died 18 Aug 1761 in Champlain, QC.
6.Jean-Baptiste3 Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble (Antoine2 Desrosiers, Antoine1 Desrosier) was born 29 Sep 1657 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC, and died 23 Feb 1704 in Champlain, QC.He married Francoise-Marie-Perrine Dandonneau-dit-Laje 20 Jan 1682 in Champlain, QC, daughter of Pierre Dandonneau-dit-Lajeunesse and Marie-Francoise Jobin-dit-Lajeunesse.She was born 03 Jan 1665 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC, and died 08 May 1711 in Ste. Anne de Détroi, Mich., USA, Michigan, USA.
Notes for Jean-Baptiste Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble:
Jean and his brother Antoine were members of an association created in 1683 between nine men from Champlain for the purpose of fur trading.The composition of these associates is noteworthy in that it concentrated the power of three influential families in the region: Dandonneau-dit-Lajeunesse (Huguenot fur trading merchants), Chorel and Aubuchon.Jean's wife was Francoise Dandonneau-dit-Lajeunesse.This association dissolved after the summer of 1688 when Jacques Babie, merchant and principle investor, died.
Notes for Francoise-Marie-Perrine Dandonneau-dit-Laje:
She had no children in her second marriage.
Children of Jean-Baptiste Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble and Francoise-Marie-Perrine Dandonneau-dit-Laje are:
21 i. Jean-Baptiste4 Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 23 Oct 1682 in Champlain, QC; died 03 Apr 1719 in Montréal, QC.He married Marie-Barbe Bousquet, (Jean & Catherine Fourrier 17 Nov 1709 in Montréal, QC; born 07 Feb 1684 in Île St. Therese, QC; died 21 Jul 1767 in Montréal, QC.
22 ii. Michel Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 24 Mar 1685 in Champlain, QC.He married Jeanne-Marie-Anne Moreau 28 May 1716 in Rimouski, QC; born 16 Feb 1699 in Beauport, QC; died Nov 1755 in Rimouski, QC.
23 iii. Joseph-Marie Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 12 Mar 1687 in Champlain, QC.
Notes for Joseph-Marie Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble:
He was engage Ouest (signed contracts to work out west) on 25 Sep 1710, 30 Apr 1725 and 30 Apr 1726.
24 iv. Marie-Francoise Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 02 May 1690 in Champlain, QC; died 11 Oct 1691 in Champlain, QC.
25 v. Jacques Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 22 Jan 1692 in Champlain, QC; died 29 May 1723 in Kaskaskia, QC.
Notes for Jacques Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble:
He was engage Ouest on 21 May 1717.
26 vi. Marie-Angelique Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born about 1693 in Unknown, QC; died 15 Jan 1785 in Yamaska, QC.She married Louis Cottenoir 20 Nov 1715 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born about 1690 in Unknown, QC; died 17 Jan 1755 in Yamaska, QC.
27 vii. Louis Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 26 Apr 1695 in Champlain, QC; died 23 Feb 1750 in L'Île Dupas, QC.He married Marie-Therese Fafard-dit-Longval 24 May 1723 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born about 1703 in Unknown, QC; died 01 May 1773 in L'Île Dupas, QC.
Notes for Louis Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble:
He was engage Ouest on 22 Mar 1717.
28 viii. Marie-Madeleine Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 24 Apr 1697 in Champlain, QC.She married Michael Lamy-dit-Defond, (J.Isaac &M.M.Fontaine) 09 Feb 1723 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born about 1687 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
29 ix. Josephe-Marie-Catherine Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 31 Aug 1700 in Champlain, QC; died 03 Mar 1764 in L'Île Dupas, QC.She married Antoine Cottenoir-dit-Preville 14 Nov 1724 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 19 Aug 1688 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, QC.
30 x. Antoine Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 10 Mar 1702 in Champlain, QC; died 09 Oct 1754 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.He married Marie-Anne St.Yves 22 May 1725 in Montréal, QC; born 10 Jul 1705 in Montréal, QC; died 30 Nov 1763 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC.
Notes for Antoine Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble:
He was an artisan (handicrafts-man, mechanic, etc.)
31 xi. Bonaventure Desrosiers-dit-Dutremble, born 24 Jun 1703 in Champlain, QC.He married Marie-Marguerite Ango-dit-Durivage 20 Jan 1732 in Detroit, Mich.; born 19 Sep 1716 in Trois Rivières. QC; died 16 Dec 1750 in Fort Vincennes, QC.
7.Marie-Anne3 Desrosiers (Antoine2, Antoine1 Desrosier) was born 12 Nov 1661 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC, and died 23 Feb 1731 in Champlain, QC.She married (1) Jacques Turcot 04 Apr 1674 in Unknown (presumed Champlain), QC (ct LaRue), son of Jean Turcot and Francoise Capelle.He was born 04 Sep 1652 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC, and died 06 Apr 1699 in Champlain, Champlain, QC.She married (2) Jean DeBidabe-dit Troyville 24 Apr 1702 in Champlain, QC.He was born about 1661 in Gascogne, France.
Notes for Jacques Turcot:
He was born three weeks after his father was captured by the Iroquois Indians.He was an only child of the line Jean Turcot.Jacques became a carpenter.
On April 4, 1674, Jacques and twelve year old Anne Desrosiers, daughter of Antoine Desrosiers and Anne Leneuf signed a contract to get married.The contract was drawn up by notary LaRue.We know that eventually they were married, but the church records have not been found.They may have waited because of her young age.It is evident in the fact that Marie Anne did not get pregnant for the first five years.There were not enough women in those pioneering days and by signing an early contract, it just about assured that Jacques would have a wife.Marriage for love was just about out of the question back then.
Jacques Turcot was not only one strong inhabitant at one time he was the owner of four farms.He acquired some knowledge in the field of the right while pleading in front of the Sovereign Council. In 1691, he received a commission in the capacity as bailiff judge of the seigniory of Champlain. He died in April 1699 and was buried at Champlain, April 6.He was 47 year old.
Children of Marie-Anne Desrosiers and Jacques Turcot are:
32 i. Etienne4 Turcot, born 14 Jan 1680 in Champlain, QC; died 01 Nov 1692 in Champlain, QC.
33 ii. Alexis Turcot, born 22 Mar 1682 in Champlain, QC; died 04 Apr 1731 in Berthier en Haut, QC.He married Marie-Madeleine Dubord-dit-Fontaine 12 Jan 1709 in Champlain, QC (ct 07, Normandin); born 22 Mar 1692 in Champlain, QC.
34 iii. Marie-Madeleine Turcot, born 06 Jul 1685 in Champlain, QC; died 13 Nov 1723 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.She married Jean-Baptiste Toupin-dit-Dussault-Belair 30 Jan 1703 in Champlain, QC; born 30 Jun 1678 in Les Écureuils, QC; died 18 Feb 1724 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.
35 iv. Marie-Madeleine Turcot, born 03 Mar 1687 in Champlain, QC; died 08 May 1724 in Champlain, QC.She married Francois Rivard-dit-Lanouette-Lavigne 26 Feb 1712 in Bastican, Champlain, QC; born 20 Apr 1691 in Batiscan, QC; died 06 Feb 1741 in Batiscan, Champlain, QC.
36 v. Jacques-Francois Turcot, born 05 Dec 1688 in Champlain, QC; died 02 Feb 1689 in Champlain, QC.
37 vi. Anne-Celeste Turcot, born 24 Jan 1690 in Champlain, QC; died 30 Jan 1744 in Champlain, QC.She married Jean-Baptiste Bigot-dit-Duval 24 Nov 1712 in Champlain, QC; born 24 Aug 1682 in Champlain, QC; died 09 Aug 1747 in Champlain, QC.
38 vii. Marie-Francoise Turcot, born 22 Dec 1691 in Champlain, QC; died 20 Dec 1749 in Champlain, QC.She married Dominique Dubord-dit-Fontaine 22 Nov 1714 in Champlain, QC; born about 1679 in Unknown, QC; died 31 Jan 1759 in Champlain, QC.
39 viii. Antoine Turcot, born about 1693 in Unknown, QC; died 02 Jul 1753 in St. Pierre les Becquets, QC.He married Marie-Agathe Arsenault 30 Dec 1725 in Champlain, QC; born about 1703 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, QC; died 08 Apr 1783 in St. Pierre les Becquets, QC.
40 ix. Marie-Therese Turcot, born 16 Sep 1695 in Champlain, QC; died 24 Apr 1741 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.She married Jean-Baptiste Toupin-dit-Dussault 02 Mar 1715 in Champlain, QC; born 27 Feb 1690 in Les Écureuils, QC; died 05 Jan 1751 in Les Écureuils, QC.
41 x. Marie-Jeanne Turcot, born 14 Jul 1697 in Champlain, QC; died 18 Aug 1698 in Champlain, QC.
42 xi. Joseph Turcot, born 08 Oct 1699 in Champlain, QC; died 30 Apr 1777 in Champlain, QC.He married Madeleine-Marie-Anne Cailla, (Pierre & M.T.Aure) 05 Feb 1731 in Champlain, QC; born 04 Sep 1706 in Champlain, QC.
9.Pierre3 Desrosiers (Antoine2, Antoine1 Desrosier) was born about 1667 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC, and died Bef. 1723 in Unknown, QC.He married Marguerite-Marie Aubuchon 27 Apr 1693 in Champlain, QC.She was born about 1671 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, QC, and died 11 Sep 1757 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC.
Child of Pierre Desrosiers and Marguerite-Marie Aubuchon is:
43 i. Francois4 Desrosiers, born 06 Mar 1694 in Champlain, QC; died 15 Mar 1731 in Bécancour, QC.He married Marie-Marguerite Deshaies-dit-St.Cyr 01 Feb 1723 in Bécancour, QC; born about 1702 in Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, QC; died 26 Oct 1774 in Bécancour, QC.