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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaugrands of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


Historic line drawing of the Mohawk Caughnawaga Village (today's Kahnawake) with Sault St. Louis in the background


Jean Beaugrand / Bougran | Bertrand, Marie-Anne

October 2nd, 1758 Montreal (Notre-Dame] Continue reading

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Fort Coulonge (QC) Lagaces | Evelyn in Montreal

Reader Query:

Hi Evelyn, I’ve just come across your site and love it! I too am a descendant of this wonderful family.

My ggrandfather was Damase Lagace son of Andre Lagace and Domatile Bertrand. Andre was a son of Amable Lagace and Christine Pelletier. I am looking for a death record and possible marriage(s) records for Damase. He was born on 25 May 1883 in Coulonge. He married Rose Mary Beatrice Durocher (daughter of Alderic Brien dit Derochers and Marie Francoise Caille dit Jasmin) on 2 July 1912 at Fort Coulonge. Damase and Beatrice went their separate ways sometime around 1920. Have you come across Damase in your research? Any help you can offer is appreciated.    Sharon Katarincic


Hello Sharon,

I was unable to answer your specific questions but I’m placing what I did come across here along with some miscellaneous information in the hopes it will assist you or that someone else will see your message.


Information 1    Lagaces Births

Andre Lagace and Domitilde Bertrand of Fort Coulonge had the following children (Source: BMS2000 baptismal records) Continue reading

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St. Constant Cemetery: Bertrand, Prevost





OLIVINE BERTRAND Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Tourangeaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers  

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Bertrand, Bidard, Bourg, Cordier, Dube, Jacques, Larouche, Martineau, Raymoneau, Thoine dit Valle LOCATIONS: Montreal, Neuville, Quebec, Contrecoeur, Cap-de-la-Madeleine | Vintage postcard of Neuville, Quebec (Route Nationale)


Charles Tourangeau / Pimpare | Marie-Louise Bourg

July 18th, 1724, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, de la Marine, Lignery]

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A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (1)

Generation 1

Jacques “dit La Rosette” Leger and Anne Madeleine Trahan.


Jacques La Rosette (aka Larozette) Leger was born in France in 1663 and died on the 28th of March 1751 in Port Royale Acadie (now Nova Scotia). He began as a military drummer and then became a farmer.


He married Anne Madeleine Trahan on March 13th, 1693 in Port Royale. Trahan was Acadian-born (Port Royale – 1677)  and was the daughter of Guillaume Trahan and Marie Magdeleine Brun who had come originally from St-Germain-de-Bourgeuil in the Indre-et-Loire region of France.


Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine Trahan had 11 known children – Anne Marie, Elizabeth (1), Elizabeth (2) Francoise, Francois Baptiste, Jacques Pierre, Jean, Madeleine, Marguerite, Marie, Marie Francoise, Marie Josephte.


We descend from Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine’s eldest son Jacques Pierre Leger and his wife Anne “dite Tourangeau” Amirault. Jacques and Anne were married in Port Royal on January 12th in 1717. They were both natives of Port Royal though she was seven years his senior. Anne was born on December 14th, 1691 while Jacques was born in 1698. Anne’s parents were Francois “dit Tourangeau” Amirault and Marie Pitre. Her father was from Tours, France while her mother was a Port Royal Acadian. Jacques Pierre and Anne had the following children: Anne, Armand, Elizabeth, Jacques Pierre, Jean Baptiste, Joseph “dit Fluzan”, Marie (1), Marie (2),  Olivier, Paul, Pierre, and Simon.


Another son Jean Leger – married Marie Marguerite Comeau on May 2nd, 1730 in Port Royal. Marie Marguerite’ was the daughter of  Abraham Comeau and Marie Marguerite Pitre.  Jean and Marie Marguerite had 4 children who left descendants: Anne Leger (m. Jean Baptiste Savary) Catherine Leger (m. Pierre Girardin), Michael Leger (m. Angelique Pinet ) and Marguerite Leger (m.Pierre Doiron).


Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine had a third son – Francois Baptiste Leger – who married Magdelaine Comeau on May 25th, 1739 in Port Royal. Magdelaine was the daughter of Abraham Comeau and Marie Marguerite Pitre. Their children who left descendants include: Jean Baptiste “dit La Rosette” Leger (m. Marie Cecile Mius), Marie Josephe Leger (m. Pierre Michel), Scholastique Leger (m. Pierre Saturin Bruneau) and Charles “dit Petit Charles” (m.Marie Bourque).


Jacques “dit La Rosette” and Anne Madeleine also  had 4 daughters who went on to marry and leave descendants. All four daughters  married Acadians and all their marriages took place in Port Royal. Anne Marie Leger married Francois Michel (son of Jacques “dit St Michel”  Michel & Catherine Marguerite Comeaux) onFebruary 5th, 1715. Marie “dite Rosette” Leger mareied Jean “dit Cadet” Robichaud (son of Charles Robichaud & Marie-Catherine Thibodeau) on November 23rd, 1717.  Marie Francoise “dite Larosette” married Jean Baptiste Bertrand (son of Claude Bertrand & Catherine Pitre) in 1721, Finally, there is a fourth daughter Madeleine Leger who married Alexis Doucet (son of Jacques “dit Maillard”  Doucet & Marie Pellerin) in 1729.




Related Posts

Index: Legers | France – Acadie –  QC – NB

A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (2)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



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