Descendants of Pierre Courtemanche
Compiled by Janet Manseau Donaldson
Use as a guide
Generation No. 1
1.Pierre1 Courtemanche was born about 1620 in France.He married Marie Houde.She was born about 1620 in France.
Child of Pierre Courtemanche and Marie Houde is:
+ 2 i. Antoine2 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 01 Aug 1640 in Bannes, Dissay sous Courcillon, Château du Loir, Maine, France; died 16 Jun 1671 in Montréal, QC.
Generation No. 2
2.Antoine2 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur (Pierre1 Courtemanche) was born 01 Aug 1640 in Bannes, Dissay sous Courcillon, Château du Loir, Maine, France, and died 16 Jun 1671 in Montréal, QC.He married Elisabeth Aguin 26 Apr 1663 in Montréal, QC (ct 10 Apr, Basset), daughter of Abraham Aquin and Marie Decalogues.She was born about 1646 in Couperary, Meaux, Brie, France, and died 11 Apr 1718 in Montréal, QC.
Notes for Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur:
Antoine was born about 1640, the son of Pierre Courtemanche and Marie Houdé. According to the marriage contract, he is from Bannes (canton of Meslay, near Laval, diocese of Le Mans), Maine, but his enlistment contract states that he is from the parish of Saint-Pierre in Chevillé (canton of Château-du-Loir, near the diocese of Le Mans), Maine. Antoine enlisted to go to Canada at La Rochelle on 08 June 1659. Monsieur de La Dauversière enlisted him on behalf of Sulpician Gabriel Souart to work for five years at a salary of 65 livres per year. Antoine arrived at Montréal on 29 September 1659 aboard the Saint-André and was confirmed 24 August 1660. In 1663, he joined Montréal's Sainte Famille militia and was assigned to the 14th squadron. This is most likely where he received the nickname of Jolicoeur.The name could mean "a kind hearted person" or "pretty as a picture".
Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur was buried 16 June 1671 at Montréal.An inventory of his estate was finally drawn up 03 July 1673 by notary Basset.
Notes for Elisabeth Aguin:
"Filles à Marier", page 167, Elisabeth Hagouin was born about 1646 in Couperay (near the diocese of Meaux) in the Brie region of Champagne, the daughter of Abraham Hagouin and Marie Calogues or Calognes. After her father's death, Elisabeth left for New France as a single girl in 1662.
On 06 September of that year, notary Basset drew up a marriage contract between Elisabeth and François Roy, but it was annulled.This happened often during the first years of this New France colony.
On 26 April 1663, Elisabeth married Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur dit Jolicoeur at Montréal in a ceremony celebrated by Father Gabriel Souart and attended by Maisonneuve. Neither spouse could sign the marriage contract drawn up 10 April by notary Basset at the Congregation Notre-Dame (probably the Maison Samnt-Ange).
Fourteen months after her first husband Antoine died, Elisabeth married Paul Daveluy dit Larose in Montréal, on 11 August 1672.It is not known if Paul could sign the marriage contract drawn up 07 August by notary Basset.
The family seems to have moved to Rivière-des-Prairies by 1678, for the rest of their children were born there starting in that year.
Though son Jean-Paul's birth started off 1687 on a high note for Elisabeth, the year would end tragically. Her family was ravaged by the smallpox epidemic of 1687-88. Daughter Jeanne was the first to succumb, on 03 October. Elisabeth then lost Francois (17 October), Marie-Madeleine (26 November), Jean-Paul (20 December) and finally her husband Paul Daveluy dit Larose (21 December 1687). All four of her children and her husband were buried the same day as they died, for fear that the normal 24-hour waiting period before burial would contribute to the spread of the disease. Perhaps inspired by the suffering of her family, daughter Marguerite became a nun with the Hôtel Dieu de Montréal.
Elisabeth Hagouin was buried 11 April 1718 at Montréal.
Children of Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur and Elisabeth Aguin are:
3 i. Marie-Madeleine3 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 13 Jan 1664 in Montréal, QC; died 03 Aug 1714 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.She married Jean Roy, (Simon & Jeanne Godard) 15 Jul 1680 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 19 May 1661 in Montréal, QC; died 27 Nov 1718 in Rivière de Prairie, QC.
+ 4 ii. Anne Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 09 Mar 1666 in Montréal, QC; died 04 Aug 1737 in Longue Pointe, QC.
+ 5 iii. Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 24 May 1668 in Montréal, QC; died 08 Sep 1739 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
6 iv. Elizabeth Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 13 Aug 1670 in Montréal, QC; died 08 Sep 1748 in Montréal, QC.
Notes for Elizabeth Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur:
She became Sister Sainte Claire, a nun with the Congregation Notre Dame de Montréal.
Generation No. 3
4.Anne3 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur (Antoine2, Pierre1 Courtemanche) was born 09 Mar 1666 in Montréal, QC, and died 04 Aug 1737 in Longue Pointe, QC.She married Laurent Archambault 21 Oct 1686 in Point aux Trembles, Montréal,QC, son of Laurent Archambault and Catherine Marchand.He was born 29 Jun 1668 in Montréal, QC, and died 29 Mar 1749 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
Notes for Anne Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur:
She was a mid-wife.
Children of Anne Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur and Laurent Archambault are:
7 i. Marie-Jeanne4 Archambault, born 09 Aug 1687 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.She married (1) Henri Belisle-dit-Lamarre 25 Aug 1712 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born about 1665 in Angers, Anjou, France.She married (2) Maurice Lampron-dit-Lacharite 07 Jan 1749 in Enfant Jesus, Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 26 Aug 1685 in Trois Rivières, St. Maurice, QC; died 19 Dec 1749 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
8 ii. Elisabeth-Isabelle Archambault, born 17 Oct 1691 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 06 Jul 1753 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.She married Joseph Bricault-dit-Lamarche 26 Oct 1710 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born 11 Nov 1686 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 05 Feb 1770 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
9 iii. Laurent Archambault, born 16 Feb 1698 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 19 Aug 1778 in Repentigny, l'Assomption, QC.He married Marie-Francoise Lorion 30 Jun 1721 in Point aux Trembles, Montréal,QC; born 07 Dec 1697 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 15 Sep 1735 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
5.Antoine3 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur (Antoine2, Pierre1 Courtemanche) was born 24 May 1668 in Montréal, QC, and died 08 Sep 1739 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.He married Marguerite-Marie Vaudry 08 Nov 1688 in Montréal, QC (ct 7 Nov, Maugue), daughter of Jacques Vaudry and Jeanne Renaud/Raynault/Arnaud.She was born about 1673 in Unknown, QC, and died 15 Aug 1737 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
Notes for Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur:
This is a story about Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur's son in law John Carter changed to Jean Chartier.
John Carter alias Jean Chartier
Jean Chartier began life as John Carter on September 22, 1695 in Deerfield, Massachusetts. His parents, Samuel Carter and Mercy Brooks, daughter of William Brooks and Mary Burt, were married in Deerfield in December 1690. Samuel is generally believed to have been the son of Joshua Carter and and his wife Catherine, although there are some who believe he was "enticed away from London, England at 12 years of age and brought to Boston," though this story has been called "a very wild fiction," by James Savage in his Genealogical Dictionary of the first settlers of New England, Volume I (Boston 1860). Joshua Carter was killed along with Captain Lothrop in the victorious battle of the Indians at Bloody Brook, near Hadley, Massachusetts. In any case, Samuel's first wife, Mercy, died on January 22, 1701, when John was 6 years old, and Samuel remarried Hannah Weller less than six months later.
At that time, the English, with the help of the Iroquois Indians, had been conducting very brutal raids on small towns around Québec. In an attempt to dissuade further raids more than as retaliation, three secret raids were planned by the governor of Québec, to take place at Deerfield, Massachusetts, Albany New York and Salmon River outside of Boston. Hertel de Rouville of Montréal was in command of the raid to take place at Deerfield. The raid began on the night of February 28, 1704, and on February 29 around 2:30 A.M., Hertel de Rouville led the raid on Deerfield, consisting of 200 Québec militiamen along with 142 Québec Indians. The whole population of Deerfield at that time was approximately 500. The Québec troopers were trained to only kill in an emergency, but the Indians, with their ingrained war habits to kill women and children, could not be prevented despite orders to to the contrary. The raid involved the near-complete destruction of Deerfield. Captives were drawn out of their beds, generally half-naked, and were packed in to the Community Hall, where they were given snowshoes and all available garments. Altogether, the captives consisted of 111 people. There were also another 125 missing survivors, with 50 adults, so the casualties numbered about 250. Then, before sunrise, the entire troop with captives headed on a march to Montréal in the winter weather, with the first day's march of at least 25 miles. At the time the Québec troops with their captives departed Deerfield, the entire town was set on fire.
Among the captives, there were seven people from the Carter family. One brother of John Carter, Thomas Carter, age 5, was killed during the raid. At the end of the first day's march on February 29, a captive made an attempt to escape. De Rouville gave notice that anybody else attempting to escape would be shot on sight. The very next evening, a shot was fired at John Carter's stepmother, Hannah Weller Carter, and Marah Carter, age 3, became the victim instead. On March 2, Hannah Carter, age 7 months, who was the sole remaining child of Hannah Weller Carter, died of exposure to the cold weather. Then on March 5, near the icy side of Lake Champlain, Hannah Weller died. Of the original family of Samuel Carter, after a march of approximately 25 days, only four children reached Québec: Samuel Jr., John, Mercy and Ebenezer. John Carter and his brothers, Samuel Jr. and Ebenezer were taken in by the Reverend Fathers Jesuits at their mission on the Prairies River, which was located at Sault-au-Recollet, close to Fort Lorette. John probably served the Jesuits until 1710 and there is strong evidence that he did accept his new religion and nationality. It is likely that some time during this period of time, he decided to change his name to Jean Chartier. Mercy Carter was raised by by a girls' mission in Sault St. Louis which was managed by a religious congregation of women.
In the meantime, back in Deerfield, John's father, Samuel Carter, had been delayed while taking care of business at a distance too far for him to return to Deerfield on the same day. When he returned to Deerfield, he discovered that he had lost his entire family of eight people. It was somewhat of a miracle that, within the ruins of his village, his house had somehow been left standing and still exists today. Inside the house, he discovered the body of his 5-year-old son, Thomas Carter, on the stairway. He also discovered dead cattle, bullet marks, and general disorder. Surviving witnesses informed Samuel Carter of the events in Deerfield, and Samuel Carter began his search and efforts to repatriate his children.
In 1705, a Reverend Williams was one of the first to be set free. On his return, he told Samuel that Hannah had died and brought a full statement about all the others. From this time, Samuel made request after request to the local authorities to find a way to get his children back. Through diplomatic means, Governor Schuyller and Colonel Stoddard held a first meeting in Montréal in February 1707, where the Reverend and the Colonel were received by Governor Vaudreuil. They easily obtained release of Ebenezer Carter for a sum of 24 pounds. Ebenezer was very anxious to go home, but he was the only one. There was much celebration at the return of Ebenezer, but it was a joy mingled with sadness and regret over the three children who remained in captivity. Ebenezer, who was born in 1697, married Hannah St. John around 1720 in Norwalk Connecticut, and is said to have had a large family.
In 1705, Samuel Carter left Deerfield and went to New Cannan, Connecticut, a village in the nearby suburbs of Norwalk, where he lived to the end of his life. He married a third time to Lois Sention/St. John in 1706, and this union produced his last child, a daughter by the name of Lois.
Samuel did not give up trying to get the rest of his children back, and spent another seven years making requests to press his claim. In 1714, Reverend Williams went to Montréal to enter another plea. Samuel Carter, Jr. had just died in a drowning accident in the St. Lawrence River, and Mercy Carter, who had married an Indian from a local tribe, was now under the care of her husband. Reverend Williams returned to Samuel with the information that John, now known as Jean Chartier, was anxious to go back home. The governor ordered an open confrontation regarding this statement, whereupon Jean denied that he had made such a statement, adding that he was fully convinced of his new faith's truthfulness and that, despite his great respect for his father, he wished to establish himself in Montréal.
On October 29, 1718, Jean Chartier married Marie Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, daughter of Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur and Marguerite Vaudry, daughter of Jacques Vaudry and Jeanne Renaud, who came from La Rochelle, France. The marriage took place at the house of Jacques Gaudry in Pointe-aux-Trembles. Jacques Gaudry was married to Jeanne (Jane) Gillory, who also originated from Deerfield, Massachusetts. A witness to the marriage, Francoise (Frances) French, wife of Jean Debluy-dit-Larose, was also born in Deerfield.
At the time of his marriage, Jean Chartier received a grant of land from the Reverend Seigniors of Montréal within the limits of Riviere-des-Prairies. Jean's land was later bought by Jean-Baptiste Chartier, son of Guillaume Chartier. His reason for selling the land was a new, larger grant of land at St-Antoine-on-the-Richelieu. The family moved there in 1728. He received another large grant of land in 1734, this time located at Contrecoeur.
Samuel Carter meanwhile no longer agreed with the aggressiveness against the Church of Rome as led by by his religious congregation and appeared to accept the choice made by Mercy and Jean. He stated that if they should wish to establish themselves in Connecticut, he would grant them a large portion of his land and money, with absolute freedom to practice their newfound faith and beliefs. There is evidence that at least once before his death, Samuel was visited by two of Mercy's sons and by two of Jean's sons before his death in 1730. Jean himself came to Norwalk and visited his brother, Ebenezer, on two occasions, the first time in 1736 and later in 1751.
Between 1719 and 1734, Jean Chartier and Marie Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur had nine children. Jean died on August 5, 1772 in St-Antoine-on-the-Richelieu at the age of 76.
Children of Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur and Marguerite-Marie Vaudry are:
10 i. Marie4 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 13 Feb 1691 in Montréal, QC; died 18 Nov 1760 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.She married Jean-Baptiste Chartier/Carter 29 Oct 1718 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born about 1696 in Deerfield, Mass. USA; died 05 Aug 1772 in St. Antoine de Richelieu, QC.
11 ii. Antoine-Nicolas Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 26 Jan 1693 in Montréal, QC; died 17 Mar 1693 in Montréal, QC.
12 iii. Marguerite Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 16 Jun 1694 in Montréal, QC; died 24 Nov 1694 in Montréal, QC.
13 iv. Jacques Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 12 Dec 1695 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 20 Sep 1781 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.He married Marie-Anne Migeon-dit-Debranssat-DeLaGauchetiere 21 Jan 1725 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 25 Jul 1704 in Champlain, QC; died 19 Feb 1771 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.
14 v. Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 24 Aug 1698 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 26 Aug 1698 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
15 vi. Suzanne Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 17 Jan 1700 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 22 Jan 1700 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
+ 16 vii. Elisabeth-Isabelle Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 23 Jun 1701 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 01 Sep 1751 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
17 viii. Marguerite Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 21 Dec 1703 in Rivière de Prairie, QC; died 01 Jan 1704 in Rivière de Prairie, QC.
18 ix. Jean Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 25 May 1705 in Rivière de Prairie, QC.
19 x. Pierre Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 14 Sep 1707 in Montréal, QC; died 06 Sep 1785 in L'Assomption, QC.He married Marie-Anne Fissiau-dit-Laramee 09 Nov 1733 in Longue Pointe, QC; born 18 Feb 1712 in Montréal, QC; died 02 Nov 1777 in L'Assomption, QC.
20 xi. Barthelemi Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 05 Oct 1709 in Rivière de Prairie, QC.
21 xii. Antoine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 09 Jan 1712 in Rivière de Prairie, QC; died 27 Feb 1782 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.He married Marie-Catherine Lacoste-dit-Languedoc 16 Aug 1752 in St. Denis sur Richelieu, QC; born 01 Aug 1729 in Chambly, QC; died 19 Feb 1815 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.
22 xiii. Jean-Baptiste Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 10 Mar 1715 in Rivière de Prairie, QC.He married Marie-Agnes Martin-dit-Versaille 14 Jan 1754 in Repentigny, l'Assomption, QC; born about 1732 in Unknown, QC; died 28 Dec 1785 in St. Jacques de l'Achigan, QC.
23 xiv. Marie-Madeleine Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 27 Apr 1717 in Rivière de Prairie, QC; died 02 May 1717 in Rivière de Prairie, QC.
24 xv. Barthelemy Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, born 11 Jun 1719 in Rivière de Prairie, QC; died 05 Feb 1781 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.He married Marie-Josephe Maillet-dit-Maguet 06 Feb 1741 in Rivière de Prairie, QC; born 12 Sep 1721 in Rivière de Prairie, QC; died 21 May 1780 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, QC.
Generation No. 4
16.Elisabeth-Isabelle4 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur (Antoine3, Antoine2, Pierre1 Courtemanche) was born 23 Jun 1701 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC, and died 01 Sep 1751 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.She married Michel Maillet/Maguet 28 Oct 1718 in Rivière des Prairies, QC (ct 7 Nov, Senet), son of Pierre Maillet/Maguet and Catherine Perthuis-dit-Lalime.He was born 07 Sep 1697 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC, and died 26 Sep 1766 in Rivière de Prairies, QC.
Children of Elisabeth-Isabelle Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur and Michel Maillet/Maguet are:
25 i. Marie-Catherine5 Maillet/Maguet, born 26 Dec 1719 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 19 Mar 1791 in Montréal, QC.She married Michel-Ambroise Chabot, (Andre & M.Cath.Boulard) 09 Jan 1747 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 16 Jun 1721 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 30 Mar 1753 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
+ 26 ii. Marie-Anne-Elizabeth Maillet/Maguet, born 22 Nov 1721 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 22 May 1759 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
27 iii. Marie-Anne Maillet/Maguet, born 23 Nov 1723 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 18 Nov 1796 in Beloeil, QC.She married Augustin Valliere 18 Jan 1745 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 17 Mar 1721 in St. Augustin, QC; died 04 Mar 1753 in St. Charles sur Richelieu, QC.
28 iv. Michel Maillet/Maguet, born 05 Nov 1725 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 02 Apr 1810 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.He married Marie-Catherine Chabot, (Andre & M.Cath.Boulard) 27 Jan 1749 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 24 May 1725 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
29 v. Elisabeth-Marie-Isabelle Maillet/Maguet, born 14 Jul 1728 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.She married Joseph Christin-dit-St.Amour 14 Oct 1748 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 20 Nov 1721 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 13 Aug 1798 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
30 vi. Marie-Anne Maillet/Maguet, born 28 Sep 1730 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 15 Nov 1760 in St. Charles sur Richelieu, QC.She married Andre Dubreuil, (Andre-Henri & Agathe Labelle) 08 Jan 1753 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 15 Jul 1730 in St. François Île Jésus, QC; died 17 Jul 1804 in Beloeil, QC.
31 vii. Ambroise Maillet/Maguet, born 23 Sep 1732 in St. François de Sales, Île Jésus, QC; died 05 Sep 1814 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.He married Marie-Catherine Dubreuil, (Pierre & Marg.Vaudry) 16 Jan 1758 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born about 1732 in Unknown, QC; died 28 Apr 1809 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
32 viii. Jean-Chrysostome Maillet/Maguet, born 13 Jul 1734 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 20 Aug 1808 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.He married Marie-Madeleine Godard-dit-Lapointe 05 Feb 1759 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born about 1734 in Unknown, QC; died 28 Apr 1806 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
33 ix. Euphrasie-Francoise Maillet/Maguet, born 10 May 1736 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 10 Jan 1769 in Terrebonne, QC.She married Pierre Gagnon 14 Oct 1754 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 06 Jun 1730 in Québec City, QC; died 10 Aug 1793 in Ste. Anne des Plaines, QC.
34 x. Marie-Marguerite Maillet/Maguet, born 21 Nov 1739 in St. François de Sales, Île Jésus, QC; died 22 Jun 1799 in St. Jean Baptiste de Rouville, QC.She married Joseph Chabot, (Michel & M. Mad. Coron) 24 Nov 1760 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born 10 Nov 1732 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 16 Feb 1790 in Beloeil, QC.
35 xi. Marie-Archange Maillet/Maguet, born 25 Dec 1743 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 25 Jul 1794 in Ste. Anne des Plaines, QC.She married Jacques Roy, (Augustin & Marie Josephe Tibi) 14 Jan 1765 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born about 1731 in Unknown, QC; died 30 Sep 1794 in Ste. Anne des Plaines, QC.
Generation No. 5
26.Marie-Anne-Elizabeth5 Maillet/Maguet (Elisabeth-Isabelle4 Courtemanche-dit-Jolicoeur, Antoine3, Antoine2, Pierre1 Courtemanche) was born 22 Nov 1721 in Rivière des Prairies, QC, and died 22 May 1759 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.She married Pierre Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye 08 Feb 1740 in Rivière des Prairies, QC, son of Charles Chevaudier-dit-Lepine and Marie Jousset.He was born 17 Jan 1711 in Rivière des Prairies, QC, and died 09 May 1787 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
Notes for Pierre Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye:
Jette and Tanguay have both listed only one son Pierre born 1 Mar 1702 at Pointe aux Trembles listed to Charles and Marie Jousset.Jette has recorded this Pierre as having died on 21 Jul 1703 Riviere de Prairies.In his corrections and additions, Tanguay has a Pierre with no birth date married to Marie Maguet on 8 Feb 1740 at Riviere de Prairies.Either there were two Pierres born to this family (as was the custom after a baby died)or Jette made a mistake about Pierre's death date.I have been informed that my Pierre was born on 17 Jan 1711, so perhaps he was Pierre Charles or they were twins.
Charles was engage Ouest (contracted to work out west) in 1730.
Children of Marie-Anne-Elizabeth Maillet/Maguet and Pierre Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye are:
36 i. Pierre6 Chevaudier-dit-Lepine/Chanvoye, born 04 Nov 1740 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.He married Marguerite-Anne Forand, (Jacques &M.V.Brouillet) 22 Jan 1776 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; born about 1746 in Unknown, QC.
37 ii. Marie-Angelique Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 15 Feb 1742 in St. François de Sales, Île Jésus, QC; died 18 May 1816 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.She married Jacques Chalifour 14 Jan 1765 in Rivière des Prairies, Montréal, QC; born 11 May 1736 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 13 Sep 1825 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC.
38 iii. Michel Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 06 Oct 1743 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 14 Jun 1828 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.He married Anne-Therese Maillet/Maguet 12 Jun 1780 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; born about 1755 in Unknown, QC.
39 iv. Marthe Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 25 Jul 1745 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
40 v. Marie-Catherine Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 22 Mar 1747 in Rivière des Prairies, Montréal, QC; died 06 Jul 1815 in L'Assomption, QC.She married Joseph-Marie Chalifour 01 Jul 1765 in Rivière des Prairies,Montréal, QC; born 13 Dec 1742 in Pointe aux Trembles, Montréal, QC; died 10 Jan 1828 in L'Assomption, QC.
Notes for Marie-Catherine Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye:
Avoid dropping any of her "dit" (aka) names, because you will find her children baptized under anyone of those names and spelling variations of them.I ended up finding them at PRDH under their father's name.
41 vi. Jean-Baptiste Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 28 Feb 1749 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
42 vii. Joseph-Marie Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 05 Feb 1751 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
43 viii. Marie-Marguerite Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 19 Dec 1752 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 21 Nov 1755 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
44 ix. Marie-Angelique Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 05 Apr 1754 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
45 x. Marie-Anne Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 09 Jul 1755 in St. François de Sales, Île Jésus, QC; died 01 Aug 1755 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
46 xi. Jean-Marie Chevaudier-dit-Lepine-Chanvoye, born 06 Nov 1756 in Rivière des Prairies, QC; died 28 Nov 1756 in Rivière des Prairies, QC.
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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.For a very small fee PRDH has all the Canadian records from 1600-1799 and some death dates up to 1850.Their records are about 18% accurate.They can be found at:
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.
For the 1800-1900s I paid to prove my direct lines.My data for their extended family come 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.
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.