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Pierre & Jean Baptiste Rouleau | Evelyn in Montreal

Kathy Link was looking for genealogical  information about Pierre Rouleau and his brother Jean-Baptiste who were both early French-Canadian settlers in Riviere-Ouelle (La-Pocatiere), Quebec. The Rouleaus are in my database because they married into the Lagace dit Mignier family. They’re not one of my focus families, so what you’ll see below is data I’ve entered about some of the earliest descendants who married. This information has been collected from printed church registers and online  indexes (not primary documents).



We are indebted to the Rouleau Family Association for making a clear distinction between Pierre’s two Josette Boucher wives and I’ve included a link below to their excellent website. Their website introduces several Rouleau lines from Quebec so I think it’s a must for those just beginning Rouleau/Rullo/Rullots research.



1. Pierre Rene Rouleau and Elisabeth Pholin were married in 1710 in Bacilly Avranches Normandie France. Two children from this marriage were: + 2 M i. Pierre Rouleau / Rullot + 3 M ii. Jean Baptiste Rouleau/Rullot. Both Pierre and Jean Baptiste emmigrated to Quebec, Canada and by 1747 were settled in the Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere region. According to the Rouleau Association (see link), Pierre and his brother were both farmers and Jean-Baptiste’s farm was actually in family hands until 1967.



2. Pierre Rouleau / Rullot I (Pierre Rene 1) was married three times. His first two wives were both named Josette Boucher!

He first married Josette Boucher/St Pierre, daughter of Pierre Boucher and Anne Darde on 15 Jan 1748 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere (Kamouraska) Quebec. Some children from this marriage were: + 4 F i. Anne Joseph Rouleau + 5 F ii. Marie Josephte Rouleau + 6 F iii. Catherine Rouleau + 7 F iv. Marguerite Rouleau.

Pierre’s second wife was Josephte Boucher – the daughter of Philippe Boucher and Marie Dionne. They were married on 20 Sep 1756 in Riviere-Ouelle (Kamouraska) Quebec. Some children from this marriage were: + 8 F i. Angelique Rouleau + 9 F ii. Charlotte Rouleau + 10 F iii. Euphrosine Rouleau + 11 M iv. Jean Baptiste Rouleau + 12 M v. Pierre Joseph Rouleau + 13 F vi. Victoire Rouleau

Pierre’s third and final wife was the widow Marie-Genevieve Mignot/Labrie. Pierre and Genevieve were married on 1 Jan 1780 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere.

3. Jean Baptiste Rouleau (Pierre Rene 1) married Marguerite Langevin / Coutanceau on 28 Jan 1754 in Riviere-Ouelle (Kamouraska). Her parents were Louis Langevin and Marie Dupere. Some children from this marriage were: + 14 F i. Perpetue Rouleau + 15 M ii. Jean Baptiste Rouleau. + 16 F iii. Charlotte Rouleau. + 17 M iv. Joseph Marie Rouleau. + 18 F v. Louise Rouleau.

Jean Baptiste next married Marie Joseph Boucher on 20 Sep 1756 in Riviere-Ouelle (Kamouraska) Quebec.



4. Anne Joseph Rouleau (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) was born in 1794 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere (Kamouraska) Quebec. Her first husband was Francois Lizotte and they were married on 9 Nov 1772 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec. Anne also married Pierre Millet/Beauchemin on 4 Nov 1799 in St-Michel parish in Yamaska, Quebec.

5. Marie Josephte Rouleau / Roulaux (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) was born in 1750. Marie married Francois Boucher/Lariviere in St-Louis parish on 9 Aug 1773 in (Kamouraska) Quebec. Marie’s second husband was Pierre Meunier. They were married on 10 Oct 1796 in La-Pocatiere.

6. Catherine Rouleau (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) was born in 1753 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec. Catherine married Louis Berube on 10 Jan 1780 in La-Pocatiere

7. Marguerite Rouleau (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Charles Francois Pelletier on 17 Jan 1780 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.

8. Angelique Rouleau / Rulo (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1).married Francois Sirois / Duplessis on 12 Jan 1778 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere.

9. Charlotte Rouleau (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Jean Francois Ouellet on 27 oct 1783 in La-Pocatiere. A child from this marriage was: + 19 F i. Charlotte Ouellet

10. Euphrosine Rouleau / Rulo (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) Euphrosine married Jean Baptiste Miville / Deschenes on 13 Feb 1797 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.

11. Jean Baptiste Rouleau (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Louise Dessaint / Saint Pierre on 10 Aug 1795 in La-Pocatiere.

12. Pierre Joseph Rouleau (Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Charlotte Pinel / Lafrance on 17 Jan 1785 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.

13. Victoire Rouleau (Pierre I 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Joseph Mignier / Lagace on 20 Oct 1794 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Joseph was the son of Michel Joseph Mignier / Lagace and Catherine Berube.

14. Perpetue Rouleau (Jean Baptiste 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Raphael Martin on 3 aug 1778 in La-Pocatiere.his pafrents were Josdeph Martin and Rose Pelletier.

15. Jean Baptiste Rouleau (Jean Baptiste 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Marie Ouellet on 23 Oct 1786 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.

16. Charlotte Rouleau (Jean Baptiste 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Nicolas Ouellet on 14 Nov 1791 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.

17. Joseph Marie Rouleau (Jean Baptiste 2, Pierre Rene 1). married Angelique Pelletier on 27 Aug 1792 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.

18. Louise Rouleau (Jean Baptiste 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Joseph Francois Ouellet on 15 Feb 1779 in La-Pocatiere, Quebec.



19. Charlotte Ouellet (Charlotte Rouleau 3, Pierre 2, Pierre Rene 1) married Benjamin Francois Mignier / Lagace on 21 Oct 1805 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. His parents were Michel Joseph Mignier/Lagace and Catherine Berube. Some children from this marriage were:

20 M i. Francois Lagace / Mignier who married Eulalie Berube on 14 Feb 1825 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere and then Virginie Dionne on 21 Aug 1866 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. 21 M ii. Benjamin Lagace / Mignier who married Justine Levesque on 2 Mar 1835 in Riviere-Ouelle and then Emilienne Gagnon/Belles Isles on 12 Feb 1817 in La-Pocatiere 22 M iii. Nazaire Lagace / Mignier who married Adele Duguay on 6 Oct 1839 in Newport (Perce) Gaspe, Quebec. 23 F iv. Marie Mignier / Lagace who married Joseph Paradis on 20 Feb 1827.




Tanguay, Abbe Cyprien (1871-1890). Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes

depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu’a nos jours,

Le Centre de généalogie francophone d’Amérique. Groupe BMS2000

Repertoire des mariages de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere (Comte de Kamouraska) (1715-1965)

by J.-Eugene Ouellet. pub.Societe Canadienne de Genealogie(Quebec)

Les trois familles souches Rouleau d’Amerique



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March 21, 2009 - Posted by | . | , , , , , ,


  1. Thank-you Evelyn this has helped me very much, I will be checking this website very often.
    Kathy Lynk


    Comment by Kathy Lynk | March 21, 2009 | Reply

    • I’ve noticed there were many Ouellet’s who married into the Theriault & Rouleau
      families. I’m searching descendants of Louis Ouellet born 1754 in Canada. My
      great grandfather, Théophile, married in 1868 Martha Beausoleil/Bousley in
      Marquette, MI. My relatives are all deceased & I’ve been unable to find the
      connection between the generations. Can you help?


      Comment by Marcie Scherer | November 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. My tree is confusing and hard to read, a rel. sent it yrs ago and im now just trying to get answers. What i think is jb Rouleau, b1720 in que.had a son joseph b 1765, que had a son peter, no date, had a son Serril/Searle Rolo b 1827, canada. I have more info and can share copies. If anyone could help with info about serril’s wife who we think is mary archange mayo maillous, b in canada. She was objibwe.


    Comment by Mary Baudhuin Rollo | May 29, 2019 | Reply

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