Jennifer, I dond't know if this will help you, but I have been trying to figure out the LaRiviere families in Northern Ny for the past number of years. This is what I have:
1.Marie Amable Ricard and Francois Lariviere: this had: My Michel Mouso( a step child from Marie’s former marriage) . Luke LaRiviere b. 1822 who was the best man at Michel’s wedding, Levi, Israel b@1821 , Amos and Sophia.Levi and Israel moved west to Michigan along with Francois. Israel than went on to Oregon. this group keps the name Riviere or Rivers.
2.Jacques Bernard LaRiviere m. Marie Charlotte Comtois
Children:Gabriel Lariviere with brothers Andre, Joseph,and Louis Bernard ( who lived in Ontario), Louis and sister Josephte. Some of these families are Bernard, some are Riviere, some are Rivers and some are Rivier.
Gabrielb@1801- 1861 buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Massena NY m. Marie Reine Derosia b@1805 moved to USA 1828name changed to RevierMary moved in with sons Paul and John in Norfolk NY 1865. (I would guess as you are looking for families still in Norfolk, one of these may be yours!)
Joseph b. Mar 17, 1850 ( St. Patrick’s records)
William Henry(11 in 1865 Norfolk NY, b@1854
Margaret( 16 in 1865, b@ 1849)
John B (age 33 in 1865census, Norfolk, NY, b@ 1832. wife Emily b@1842 in Canada.Children: Henry b@ 1858, George b@ 1860, Almond b@ 1865
Mary (married Andre’s son Levi)
Louis- born on Long Sault Island, d. Northfield MN in 1900, m. Julia Berry of New Brunswicktheir children: Catherine, John(Spokane Wash), James, Edward ( Spirit Lake IA), Frank, Susan Ella.
Paul C. b 24 Apr 1842 St. Patrick’s records
Charles Edward b. 7 June 30 1844 St. Patrick’s records m. Emma Leguer/Quay
Andre m. Elizabeth Polly
Children:Joseph, Edwin, Adam, Margaret, Levi b. Canada d. 1906 in Massena ( This Levi married in 1850 Mary Revier b 28 Nov 18?3 in Massena, d. May 28, 1897 in Massena, his first cousin, daughter of Gabriel above)
Louis m. Isabelle Rochbrune
Joseph m. Mary?
Josephe m. Louis-Blaise Marchand
Gabriel has several children in the St. Patrick’s records. Some of these descendents took Bernard as a last name as it was Bernard dit LaRiviere. This family also had branches move to Minnesota in 1862. I see that Bill Tomeko listed Joseph and Adam ( that would be André) in his note on Genforum.
As well, I recently had a note from Mel Lavier, who is a Rivier descendent through his father John B. LeVier m. Clelestine Paquet (Perkins), and his grandfather John Baptist LeVier. Maybe you have a connection for him?
If you think that you can hook up with any one of these lines let me know, as I do have more generations back.
Mary Frego Coates firstname.lastname@example.org
3.Alex LaRivierein Cornwall, Ontario. This family has many descendents.