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:-)   Rice Family of Caughnawaga Visual Dictionary  :-)  

Judy Rice has graciously offered to share family photographs of her line of Rices of Caughnawaga. They will be coming online over the next few weeks. Do you have Rice family images to share?   If so, please drop us a line and we’ll be pleased to add them!

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A Bellefleur Lasselin Family Line | Part 2

 

1.  Pierre Asselin and Marie-Jeanne Manegue, France

2. Romain dit Bellefleur Lasselin/Lacelain ( parents: Pierre Lasselin & Marie-Jeanne Manegue)  and Marie-Anne Betourne (parents: Louis Betourne & Marguerite Dupuy) were married on February 7th, 1757 in Quebec City.

Offspring: Romain dit Bellefleur Lasselin, Marie-Anne dit Bellefleur Lasselin, Clovis dit Bellefleur Lasselin, Jean-Baptiste Lasselin dit Bellefleur, Francois-Regis Lasselin dit Bellefleur (m. Josephte Lanctot)

3. Francois-Regis Lasselin dit Bellefleur (parents:  Romain dit Bellefleur Lasselin/Lacelain &  Marie-Anne Betourne) and Josephte Lanctot (parents: Alexis Lanctot & Marguerite Hebert) were married on August 25th, 1806 in St-Constant. Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher | Pt.1

Bellefleur Boucher Marriage Record

Note from Evelyn: This couple are my grand-daughter’s ancestors through her father’s maternal line.

Emile Bellefleur (son of Zotique Bellefleur and Adele Bourdeau) married Josephine Boucher (daughter of Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard) on September 21st, 1903 in St-Francois-Xavier Church in Kahnawake (aka Caughnawaga).

1901 Census

Emile Bellefleur appears with his family in the 1901 Sault-St-Louis census district. The household was headed by his widowed mother (Adele Bourdeau) and included 19 year old Emile as well as his older brother Wilbrod (21 yrs.) , and his younger brother Arthur (17 yrs.) and his younger sister Ivonne (14 yrs.) The three oldest boys are listed as farmers.

Bellefleur 1901 censusStill in 1901, Josephine Boucher was also single and living in Kahnawake with her parents (Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard). She was 15 years old and had 6 younger siblings in the family (William, Joseph, Anny, Agnes, Eva and Pierre). The Bouchers were also French Canadian farmers who had leased land from individuals in Kahnawake (separate post to follow). There is also a mention a few years later of an A. Boucher renting land in the Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) Viau.

 

1911 Census

By 1911 Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher had moved to  La Minerne/Labelle Township,  however Emile’s brother Wilbrod Bellefleur was still in Kahnawake with his wife  Louise Kaneratine D’Ailleboust daughter of  Francois-Xavier Aronhente-D’Ailleboust and Henriette Salois. 

A Bellefleur Lasselin Family Line | Part 2

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Damours of Quebec

Mathieu Damours / Des Chaufours | Marie Marsolet

April 30th, 1652 Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Gamaches of Quebec

Nicolas Gamache / Lamarre | Elisabeth-Ursule Cloutier

November 9th, 1676

Nicolas Gamache | Jacqueline Cadot

July 9th, 1628 Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Heberts of Quebec

Francois Hebert | Anne Fauconnier

October 5th, 1643

Louis Hebert |  Marie Rolet/Rollet

June 13th, 1602 Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Jeans of Quebec

Denis Jean | Marie Pelletier

August 30th, 1655

Guillaume Jean | Marie-Anne Campagna

February 28th, 1685 Continue reading

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