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Barbeau m. Barre | Evelyn in Montreal

Query from Pat Erickson

I am so sorry for answering you so late. All I have is Andre Barbeau, m. Marquerite Barre..there son Joseph Barbeau m.Marcelline Menard or Minor…there son was my grandfather Henry Barbeau m. Amanda Venne. Don’t know why some changed there name spelling from Barbeau to Barboo.  If you anything on this family I would love to have it. Thanks.




Andre Barbeau married Marguerite Barre (daughter of Joseph Barre and Marguerite Colpron) on July 25th, 1831. The marriage took place in St.Constant Parish in St.Constant, Laprairie (Quebec). Andre’s first wife was Charlotte Maillou. Andre Barbeau’s parents were Rene Barbeau and Marie Josette Lemieux.

Andre was married to his first wife on November 26th, 1810 at La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge in Lapraire Quebec. That was the parish of his first wife Charlotte Mailloux, daughter of Jean Baptiste Mailloux and Charlotte Longtin.

Horse drawn sleigh

Andre’s parents Rene Barbeau and Marie Josette Lemieux were married on February 10th, 1777 in St-Philippe (Laprairie, Quebec). His parents were Jean Baptiste Barbeau and Marguerite Gagne and Marie Josette’s parents were Jacques Lemieux and Marie Gibeau.

Jean Baptiste Barbeau married Marguerite Gagne (daughter of Louis Etienne Gagne and Anne Tessier) on October 6th, 1750, in La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge parish in Laprairie (Quebec).

Eglise Notre Dame a Montreal - historiqueJean Baptiste’s parents – Gabriel Barbeau Boisdore  and Marie Madeleine Lory – were married at Notre Dame Church in Montreal on June 10th, 1719(Image Source: BNQ). Marie Madeleine was the daughter of Francois Lory and Marie Anne Beaune.

Jean Baptiste Barbeau Boisdore and Marie Denoyons/Desnoyons were married in Boucherville, Quebec on November 18th, 1686. They are the founding couple of this particular Quebec Barbeau line.

Barbeau, like so many of the earliest pioneers of Quebec, arrived as a soldier (Troupes de la Marine, Saint-Cirque). His parents were Pierre Barbot and Madeleine Babin (married August 21st, 1651 in Pons, St-Martin, France). Jean was from Belluire, St-Jacques (Charente-Maritime France).


Note to readers interested in the Barbeaus:

Serge Veillette has left an excellent link in the comment boxes below.


Related Links

Index: Evelyn in Montreal

French Canadian Pioneers: The Barbeaus of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnes of Quebec

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Lapointes of Quebec 

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Lapointes of Quebec 

French Canadian Pioneers: The Tessiers of Quebec 

Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


This is one of a series of posts organized under the heading Evelyn in Montreal where I chronicle some of the work I have done with other family historians and genealogists. Some information is original to this site but some has previously appeared at Genforum, Rootsweb and other genealogy boards. I am reproducing them here as those boards are closing down in order to preserve my connections with those family researchers.

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  1. Greetings,
    I believe I might have the genealogy you are asking for … Gerald Baraboo et Barbeau dit Boisdore dit LaForest dit Poitevin .. jerry_baraboo@yahoo.com


    Comment by Gerald baraboo | July 9, 2012 | Reply

  2. If you want to know more about the Barbeau (Barbot) family you can go to :
    “Maison Joseph-Barbeau-Dit-Boisdore (english)” — http://lapointe56.deviantart.com/art/Maison-Joseph-Barbeau-Dit-Boisdore-english-383372821?q=gallery%3Alapointe56&qo=0
    “Maison Joseph-Barbeau-Dit-Boisdore (francais)” — http://lapointe56.deviantart.com/art/Maison-Joseph-Barbeau-Dit-Boisdore-francais-383371069?q=gallery%3Alapointe56&qo=1


    Comment by Serge Veillette | July 21, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes thank you Serge Veillette .. It was recently updated with additional information that I confirmed from multiple sources. Baraboo de Barbeau .. I’m researching the link between Barbot and Barbeau in France probably during the Huguenot fleeing to Netherlands, England and Switzerland .. C’est Bon ..


      Comment by Jerry Baraboo | September 19, 2013 | Reply

      • Sorry, but the European side is not in my attributes … I focus on our ancestral families starting from their departure for America.

        In terms of how to write the name (Barboo, Barbot, Barbeau, etc …), it was common at this time that people write in the sounds they heard and that most people did not know write, so could not correct errors in their name. This difficulty must be added that some records were copied and then the calligraphy of the original author was interpreted according to the understanding of the copier …

        Good luck in your European research …


        Comment by Serge Veillette | September 19, 2013 | Reply

        • Right .. Thank you for your comments. I have a collection of signatures, documents and historical accounts in regard to spelling. The Barbeau family have been departing for America for many hundreds of years. Circa 1620-1980 … at least .. lol .. C’est Bon Magnifique .. barbeau dit BooDad .. :3


          Comment by Jerry Baraboo | October 10, 2013 | Reply

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