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Ascendancy of Louis Vincent (m. Chevrefils, Marie Eulalie) | Pt.1 | Evelyn in Montreal

This is for reader Nicole Getty who is attempting to firm up her lineage  through the Quebec Vincents.

Your great grandparents Louis Vincent (farmer)  and Marie Eulalie Chevrefils were married on October 19th, 1875 in Ste-Martine Parish (Chateauguay county) – though bans were posted in both Ste-Martine and St-Urbain. His parents were  Seraphin  Vincent and Henriette Lacoste while Marie Eulalie was the daughter of Georges Chevrefils (also a farmer) and Angelique Allard.

Your great-great grandparents Seraphin Vincent (son of Seraphin Vincent and Desanges Riendeau) and Henriette Lacoste (daughter of Francois Lacoste and Marguerite Riendeau) were married in St-Antoine-de-Padoue Parish (Longueuil)  on October 6th, 1840.

Your great-great-great grandparents were Seraphin Vincent and Desanges Riendeau (Reguindeau). Seraphin was the son of Francois Vincent and Marguerite Benoit. Desanges was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste Riendeau and Marie Paquet. Seraphin and Desanges were married on February 17th, 1817 in St-Antoine-de-Padoue Parish (Longueuil).

St-Antoine-de-Padoue, Longueuil Chambly | ChurchFrancois Vincent and Marguerite Benoit were married on July 17th, 1786 in St-Antoine-de-Padoue Parish (Longueuil). Francois’ first wife was Marie Varry. (daughter of Charles Varry and Magdeleine Thuot) and that marriage had taken place on February 4th, 1771. Francois’  parents were Francois Vincent and Marguerite Tessier while Marguerite’s parents were Toussaint Benoit and Marie Louise Rouille.

Francois Vincent  and Marguerite Tessier were the founding couple of this Quebec lineage. Francois was from Lyons (France) and was the son of Francois Vincent and Catherine Clement. Marguerite, on the other hand, was born in Montreal and her parents were Jean Baptiste Tessier and Elisabeth Renaud. The Tessiers had been in Quebec since the 17th century. Francois and Marguerite were  married in St-Antoine-de-Padoue Parish on September 15th, 1738.

See also: Evelyn in Montreal: Ascendancy of Louis Vincent (m. Chevrefils, Marie Eulalie) | Pt.2


Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers | The Lacostes of Quebec

Index: Evelyn in Montreal

French Canadian Pioneers: The Allards of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Benoits of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Tessiers of Quebec 

French Canadian Pioneers: The Vincents of Quebec

Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy


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  1. Hi Evelyn I am sorry if this question may cause problems with Nicole Getty;’s assumptions that these people do not exist. I saw the document you put online but had problems reading it. I have a direct question about Francois Vincent and Catherine Clement. Has anyone found his original birth certificate in France. Nicole Gettys’s pretext that Francois Vincent does not exist because she cannot find how he came to Canada ( therefore he does not exist.

    D0 you have any proof that he does exist. Nicole Getty insists that we are native, descending from a Seraphin Francois Vincent, a native chief who fought with the french and was given property as gift. That would be great if it were true Do you have any information on this. My money is still on Francois and Catherine.



    Comment by Louise Pelletier | April 7, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello,
      I’m afraid I have no further information about these individuals. Fichier Origine doesn’t have specific documents from France but that is not unusual. Many fine Quebec genealogists are tracking down as many documents as they can but the absence of a document is not that meaningful as many documents were destroyed over time.
      If someone wants to resolve whether he was in fact a native, then male descendants of that person could have tests done and there might be a marker for establishes that.
      Beyond that, I have no suggestions. Sorry,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 4, 2017 | Reply

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