Hi, I am posting the data and 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.
Descendants of Pierre Garman
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1.Pierre1 Garman was born about 1605 in Baigneux near Soissons, Île de France, France, and died Aft. 10 Jun 1653 in Unknown, QC.He married Madeleine Charlot about 1626 in Bagneux, Soissons, Picardie, France.She was born about 1610 in Baigneux near Soissons, Île de France, France, and died Bef. 29 Jan 1652 in Québec City, QC.
Notes for Pierre Garman:
He was a pioneer of New France in 1639 with his wife and their first two children.On June 13, 1653, Pierre and his son Charles were taken by the "Iroquois Oneiouts" at Cap Rouge.
Children of Pierre Garman and Madeleine Charlot are:
+ 2 i. Florence2 Garman, born about 1626 in Bagneux, Soissons, Picardie, France; died Bet. 23 Jul 1686 - 21 Nov 1689 in Sillery, QC.
+ 3 ii. Nicole Garman, born about 1630 in Bagneux, Soissons, Picardie, France; died Bet. 1681 - 10 Apr 1688 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.
+ 4 iii. Marguerite Garman, born 10 Dec 1639 in Québec City, QC; died 20 Sep 1699 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.
5 iv. Charles Garman, born 27 Mar 1643 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC.He married Marie Gonnentenre Bef. 14 Jun 1677 in Pays d'en Haut, Oneiout, Indian Territory, QC; born about 1643 in Oneiout, Indian Territory, QC.
Notes for Charles Garman:
He was taken captive by the Iroquois Oneiouts along with his father Pierre on 10 Jun 1653.
Generation No. 2
2.Florence2 Garman (Pierre1) was born about 1626 in Bagneux, Soissons, Picardie, France, and died Bet. 23 Jul 1686 - 21 Nov 1689 in Sillery, QC.She married Francois Boucher 03 Sep 1641 in Notre Dame de Québec City, QC, son of Marin Boucher and Julienne Baril.He was born 22 Nov 1617 in St. Langis, Les Montagne, Perche, France, and died Bet. 26 May 1672 - 18 Nov 1678 in Sillery, QC.
Notes for Florence Garman:
As a young pioneer, she arrived in New France at about age 10 with her parents.She and Francois had 11 children.
Notes for Francois Boucher:
This young pioneer was 18 years old when he arrived in Canada with his father and step mother.He is listed in Sillery 1666 census with his wife and nine children.He was 40 (so he said, yet he was born in 1617)and she was 37.
Children of Florence Garman and Francois Boucher are:
6 i. Jean3 Boucher, born 01 May 1643 in Québec City, QC; died Bef. 1666 in Québec City, QC.
7 ii. Benoit Boucher, born about 1644 in Unknown, QC; died 09 Jan 1703 in St. Antoine de Tilly, Lotbinière, QC.
8 iii. Elisabeth Boucher, born 19 Mar 1646 in Québec City, QC; died 24 Sep 1685 in Québec City, QC.She married Denis Guyon-dit-Dion 21 Oct 1659 in Notre Dame de Québec City, QC; born 30 Jun 1631 in St. Jean de Mortagne, Chartres, Perche, France; died 30 Aug 1685 in Québec City, QC.
9 iv. Pierre Boucher-dit-Desroches, born 29 Sep 1648 in Sillery, QC; died 10 Mar 1702 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.He married Helene Gaudry-dit-Bourbonniere 13 Dec 1671 in Unknown, QC; born 05 Mar 1656 in Québec City, QC; died 22 Nov 1712 in St. Nocolas, QC.
10 v. Marin Boucher, born 26 Dec 1650 in Sillery, QC; died Bef. 1666 in Sillery, QC.
11 vi. Marie Boucher, born 30 Oct 1652 in Sillery, QC; died 16 Dec 1713 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.She married Antoine Chodillon/Chaudillon, (Claud & Ant. Tin) 26 May 1672 in St. Augustin, QC; born about 1643 in St. Martin d'Ygrande, Poitiers, Poitou, France; died 06 Oct 1707 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
12 vii. Florence Boucher, born 05 Oct 1654 in Québec City, QC; died Bet. 1666 - 1667 in Québec City, QC.
13 viii. Charles Boucher, born 04 Apr 1658 in Québec City, QC; died 10 Aug 1728 in Berthier en Haut, QC.He married Marguerite-Agnes-Marie Pelletier-dit-Antaya 07 May 1685 in Sorel, Richelieu, QC; born 30 Aug 1666 in Sillery, QC.
14 ix. Denis Boucher-dit-Desrosiers, born 06 Apr 1660 in Québec City, QC; died 17 Nov 1723 in St. Antoine de Tilly, Lotbinière, QC.He married Jeanne-Marie-Anne Miville 21 Nov 1689 in Québec City, QC (ct 3 Jul 1689 Gilles Rageot); born 11 Apr 1671 in Québec City, QC; died 03 Nov 1744 in St. Nicolas, QC.
15 x. Michel Boucher, born 30 Apr 1661 in Sillery, QC.He married (1) Marie-Madeleine Huot-dit-St.Laurent 26 Nov 1695 in Québec City, QC; born 15 Feb 1670 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 03 Jun 1699 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.He married (2) Genevieve Amiot-dit-Villeneuve-Laneuville 19 Apr 1700 in St. Augustin, QC; born 06 Jul 1683 in St. Augustin, QC; died 30 Jul 1717 in Montréal, QC.
16 xi. Marie-Francoise Boucher, born 06 Apr 1664 in Sillery, QC; died Bef. 09 Apr 1704 in Charlesbourg, QC.She married Nicolas Thibault-dit-St.Louis 23 Jul 1686 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; born 30 May 1663 in Château Richer, Montmorency, QC; died 02 Oct 1727 in Terrebonne, QC.
3.Nicole2 Garman (Pierre1) was born about 1630 in Bagneux, Soissons, Picardie, France, and died Bet. 1681 - 10 Apr 1688 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.She married Rene Mezeray 14 Sep 1645 in Unknown (presumed Trois Rivières), QC (ct Tronquet), son of Jean Mezeray and Anne Olivier.He was born about 1611 in Thury Harcourt, Caen, Bayeaux, Normandie, France, and died 15 Mar 1695 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.
Notes for Nicole Garman:
She was about 4 years old, when she sailed across the Pacific with her parents and sister.
Notes for Rene Mezeray:
A day laborer, René was born about 1612 in Thury-Harcourt (near the district of Caen, diocese of Lisieux), Normandie, the son of merchant Jean Mezeray and Anne Olivier.
He was in Québec City as early as 13 Dec 1638.He was first married to ""Filles à Marier"," Hélène Chatel in 1641 (no children) and then to Nicole Gareman in 1645 (10 children).René and Françoise Millot (his last wife) lived at Neuville, and had no children.
He was first cousin to Charles Courville-dit-Cadieux.
In 1641, he was listed as a day laborer for the Sieur de Repentigny and was a servant of the Jesuits at Sillery in 1644.
He is listed on the coast of St. Ignace, Sillery in the 1666 census, with his family as being 50 and a year later in 1667 he claims to be 55 years old and 71 in the 1681 census.One can only guess at his age.
René Mezeray dit Nopces was buried at Neuville 16 March 1695.
His nick name was "Nopces".This was the old French wordfor "noces"."Noces" translates to: wedding, marriage ceremony, nuptial feast etc.The colloquial expression meant jollification or drinking bout.Perhaps René Mezeray-dit-Nopces enjoyed music, dancing and drinking.King Louis also enjoyed dancing as per the article below.In the times of René in New France, perhaps a wedding feast was the only source for great festivities.I cannot imagine that the Ballets were in Canada in mid 1600s
When Louis XIV comes of age and takes personal control of the state, he was very fond of dancing, as were most aristocrats of the time, and danced himself on the stage of Versailles. He shows little affection for Italian music or Italian opera, and perhaps his personal resentment of Mazarini is the cause of this dislike. In any event, a young Italian immigrant by the name of Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-87) wins the sovereign's graces by writing ballet music for the king, which was one of the young king's few pleasures in an otherwise miserable childhood. One especially famous ballet gave the king the role of Apollo, the Sun-God, whence the image of the Sun-King (a contemporary painting of the costume worn by the King was on exhibition at the Library of Congress). Also, Lully wrote incidental music for the king's favorite playwright Molière. The pair, known as "les deux Baptistes" turned out to be well-suited to each other artistically, even if they fell out soon before Molière's death in 1673. The results of this collaboration, full of humor and often slapstick comedy, is explored in Minkowski's first release in 1987. The London Oboe Band recording contains instrumental suites derived from several of Lully's smaller works.
Musiciens du Louvre -- Marc Minkowski
le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, les Nopces de Village, Cadmus et Hermione
London Oboe Band, Paul Goodwin
Harmonia Mundi 907122
Children of Nicole Garman and Rene Mezeray are:
17 i. Michel3 Mezeray, born 11 Oct 1646 in Sillery, QC; died Bef. 1666 in Unknown, QC.
18 ii. Genevieve Mezeray, born 05 Jul 1648 in Sillery, QC; died 10 Jan 1718 in Cap Santé, Portneuf, QC.She married (1) Etienne Tellier 24 Jan 1661 in Québec City, QC; born about 1636 in Notre Dame of Pitres, Rouen, Normandie, France; died Bef. 08 Aug 1676 in Cap Rouge, QC.She married (2) Francois Dussault, (Jacques & Marie Anne Fauvel) 08 Aug 1676 in Sillery, QC; born about 1647 in Paris, France; died 03 Jul 1732 in Neuville, QC.
Notes for Etienne Tellier:
He was first noted on 10 Feb 1659 in Québec City.Etienne was recorded as a 30 year old mason in the 1666 Sillery census on the Coast of St. Ignace.
19 iii. Jean-Baptise Mezeray, born 17 Aug 1650 in Sillery, QC; died 05 Feb 1703 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.He married Marie-Madeleine Masse 30 Sep 1673 in Unknown, QC; born 01 Mar 1655 in Québec City, QC; died 15 Nov 1709 in Neuville, Portneuf, QC.
20 iv. Thomas Mezeray, born 04 Dec 1652 in Sillery, QC; died Bet. 07 Jun 1689 - 18 Jun 1691 in Unknown, QC.He married Louise Paradis 12 Sep 1678 in Québec City, QC; born 05 Aug 1661 in Québec City, QC; died 31 Jan 1741 in Terrebonne, QC.
21 v. Rene Mezeray, born 20 Mar 1655 in Québec City, QC; died Bet. 1666 - 1681 in Unknown, QC.
22 vi. Marie Mezeray, born 21 Oct 1657 in Québec City, QC; died 22 Nov 1714 in Beaumont, QC.She married Jean Adam about 1674 in Unknown, QC; born about 1644 in Bourgogne, France; died 03 Sep 1711 in Beaumont, QC.
23 vii. Marie-Madeleine Mezeray, born about 1659 in Unknown, QC; died 24 Jul 1740 in Québec City, QC.She married Abraham Methot 16 Jul 1673 in Unknown (presumed Sillery), QC (ct Gilles Rageot); born about 1643 in St. Germain du Point Audemer, Rouen, Normandie, France; died 10 Sep 1706 in St. Nicolas, QC.
Notes for Abraham Methot:
In the 1681 census, in the Seigneurie of Lauzon, Abraham is listed as being 37 years old.
24 viii. Marie-Catherine Mezeray, born 20 Apr 1664 in Québec City, QC; died 02 Feb 1721 in Charlesbourg, QC.She married (1) Jacques Auvray, (Noel & Marguerite Nogier) 16 Jan 1680 in Unknown, QC; born 26 Jan 1650 in St. Saturnin, Indre et Loire,Tours, Touraine, France; died 03 Jun 1711 in Grand St. Antoine, Charlesbourg, QC.She married (2) Francois Darveau(Dervault)-dit-Langoumois 07 Nov 1712 in Charlesbourg, QC; born about 1673 in Angoumois, France.
25 ix. Medard Mezeray, born 03 Mar 1668 in Sillery, QC.
26 x. Charles Mezeray, born 16 Apr 1672 in Québec City, QC; died Aft. 26 May 1681 in Unknown, QC.
4.Marguerite2 Garman (Pierre1) was born 10 Dec 1639 in Québec City, QC, and died 20 Sep 1699 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.She married (1) Mathurin Trut 29 Jan 1652 in Québec City, QC, son of Jean Tru and Simone Grossin.He was born about 1623 in Merpins, Angoumois, France, and died Aft. 17 Feb 1693 in Hôtel Dieu of Québec City or St. Foy, QC.She married (2) Mathurin Trut/Tru 29 Jan 1652 in Québec City, QC, son of Jean Trut/Tru and Simone Grossin.He was born in Angoumois, France.
Notes for Mathurin Trut:
He is in the 1666 Sillery census with his family.
Children of Marguerite Garman and Mathurin Trut are:
27 i. Marie-Ursule3 Trut, born 02 Feb 1658 in Sillery, QC; died 04 Dec 1710 in St. Antoine de Tilly, Lotbinière, QC.She married Antoine Buisson/Bisson-dit-St.Cosme 24 May 1671 in Unknown, QC; born about 1645 in St. Come de Vair, Mamers, LeMans, Maine, France; died 26 Jan 1705 in St. Antoine de Tilly, Lotbinière, QC.
28 ii. Genevieve Trut/Tru, born about 1660 in Sillery, QC; died 17 Oct 1703 in La Pérade, QC.She married (1) Jean Morneau 28 Feb 1675 in Sillery, QC; born about 1646 in Notre Dame du Bon Port, Vendée, France; died Bef. 06 Jul 1693 in Batiscan, QC.She married (2) Jean Brisset 06 Jul 1693 in Batiscan, QC; born about 1660 in St. Laurent de la Salle, France; died 29 Jul 1715 in Hôtel Dieu de Québec City, QC.
29 iii. Claire-Francoise Trut, born 14 May 1667 in Sillery, QC.She married (1) Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville 07 Nov 1682 in Sillery, QC (ct Gilles Rageot); born about 1640 in St. Maclou, Rouen, Normandie, France; died Bef. 28 Aug 1687 in Notre Dame de Québec City, QC.She married (2) Jean Guillot-dit-Boisguillot 03 Feb 1688 in Québec City, QC; born about 1667 in Lyon, France.
Notes for Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville:
He, his family and one employed shoemaker are found in the 1666 Québec City census.Louis was recorded as a 24 year old "brasseur" brazer.In the 1667 census he was listed as being 24 and 45 in the 1681 census.
Louis accused Marie Perodeau (one of the King's Daughters married to George Stem of Switzerland) of adultery with a man named Malon (probably Louis Malo).Marie brought Louis to court for damaging her reputation.After investigating her complaint, the court found that Lefebvre's accusations were correct and Marie lost her case.Marie and her family returned to France about 1690.
Louis had 3 children with his second wife Claire Francoise Tru.
He died before 28 Aug 1687 in Québec City.An inventory of his belongings was drawn up on 28 Jan 1688.This was the custom to draw up an after death inventory before a widow remarried.This would have protected the children of her first marriage with Louis Lefebvre.She married Jean Guillot on 3 Feb 1688.
Child of Marguerite Garman and Mathurin Trut/Tru is:
30 i. Marguerite3 Trut/Tru.She married Jean-Baptiste Routhier 01 Jan 1698 in Cap Rouge, QC; born 24 Jan 1670 in Sillery, QC.
My resources are limited because I live in Oregon. I hope that you use this information only as a guide. I welcome corrections and additions from anyone that has access to the original files.
Originally I paid a genealogy society to trace the direct lines for 6 of my 8 great grandparents. They used the books that were compiled by volunteers for each parish. Because so many individuals had the same name, I eventually found some errors in these books. Then I used Tanguay and found out that he may be about 75% right and Jette (that goes to 1730) is about 90% right. Then just as I thought that I was finished, I found PRDH (University of Montreal) and I believe that they may be 98% right and still make corrections to their records. They go up to 1799 for marriage contracts and 1850 for some deaths. Some people have the luxury of having the original records at their disposal. I do not have that and with 17,000 individuals in my data base, I can not afford to pay for copies of all the originals. At that point I confirmed every that I had with the records at PRDH. Whenever I say “about” for a birth date it means that PRDH did not find it or if it is in the 1800s, I did not look it up because of my lack of resources.
PRDH uses the most common spelling variation for the names. This makes it easier to trace the families. They do not always use the original name that appears on the contracts or birth records. That is ok with me, because many individuals before the 1900s could not sign their names and did not even care how others spelt it. As a result the same person’s name took on a variety of spellings. I also kept the “dit” (aka) names because eventually brothers from the same family, picked a different aka name.
As for the pioneers, I also used Peter Gagné’s English books on the single girls that arrived in New France between 1634 & 1662 and his book on the single girls that are referred to as the King’s Daughters that arrived between 1663 & 1673. These girls were recruited and paid by the King to go to New France (Québec) to get married and colonize the area.
Most of my information for the 1800-1900s comes from people on the web. The program that I use does not allow for baptismal dates, so if I don’t have a birth date, I use the baptismal date. The same goes for death vs. burial dates and actual wedding vs. contract dates. The newer programs have these features, but I will not be going through 18,000 records to make the changes.
It is like I said in the beginning; use this information as a guide only. I view genealogy as a hobby and not as pure science.
As for the stories, I got them all in French on the web and I translated them for my grandchildren. I had not read or spoken French in over 40 years, so it was difficult and may not be the best translation.