Beauce M. Josette Roy? Quirion? Gagne?
Andre Lacombe married on Jan 10, 1809 at St. Francois de Beauce, Canada to Marie Louise Gagne. Records of the geneology of Beauce suggest that Jean-Louis Gagne stood up for her in lieu of her father: "Jean Maire Gagne tenant lieu de pere." But she is also known as Marie-Josette Quirion or Roy. I have not been able to get past this generation for the bride. Please let me know if you can shed any light on this mystery.
Note: I have consulted with Robert Chenard a geneologist of Waterville (The French Connection), who believes this means that she was illegitimate. Normand Lacombe, provided the following additional information..
To whom it may concern,
Andre Lacombe son of Joseph Lacombe, farmer, and Josephte Carbonneau,
got married to Marie-Louise Gagne (as it is written in the marriage act)
on 10 January 1809 in St-Francois de Beauce. As witnesses to their
marriage: Joseph and Charles Lacombe, brothers of the husband, Joseph
Gautron and Joseph Nadeau, brothers-in-law of Jean-Marie Gagne taking
the place as Marie-Louise's father, Pierre Boucher and Jean Grondin.
They had 13 children that I know.
In other places in document Marie-Louise Gagne had other names:
Marie-Josephte Roy, Josephte Roy or Marie-Josephte Quirion.
I believe it is always the same person, because she did not have any
I would be surprise if she was adopted. In those days, they were in a
place that we called "creche", it means nursery. They lived there until
they came of age...
Normand Lacombe, genealogist
Association des Lacombe
C.P. 27544, Pont-Viau