Pierre Duchesne had a son Jacques Duchesne, who married Elisabeth Petit, at Baie St. Paul, l716.Jacques had a son, Jacques, married to Anne Cauchon, at Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, l74l. Next was Rene Duchesne, married Elisabeth Desbiens (a second wife) l787.
Rene's son Joseph Duchesne married Genevieve Harvey, Malbaie, l819.Some of his children settled in the Saguenay:I believe they were the third family to settle in the area.One of his sons was David, married to Lea Bilodeau, another Xenophon married Virginie Ouellet.There were several in the family, one in particular was Hippolyte Duchesne married to Ermerentienne (Merence) Beaulier, a daughter of Antoine Hudon dit Beaulier and Scolastique Dube.The marriage took place at Chicoutimi Nov. l5, l853.
Children: Louise-Aurore, Feb. 21, l855.
Marie-Louise-Desiree, Dec. 6, l856
Joseph, Nov. 24, 1858
Parfait, Feb. 8, l861
Joseph-Gedeon, July 6, l863 (my grandfather)
Phillipe, Mar 21, l866
Amable, June 6, l868
Hippolyte, July 27, l870, married to Marie-Louie Delisle, Nov. l8, l921, Lowell, Mass.
Marie-Laure,Mar. 8, l873.
Marie-Clara, Aug 4, l875
Francois-Xavier-Edouard, Mar 29, l880
Joseph-Arthur June 6, l881.
My family are in Ontario, but most of my father's family are in or near Warren, Penna.