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French Canadian Pioneers: The Messiers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Jacques (le) Messier | Marie-Renee Couillard

about 1685 Fort-Frontenac Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Larivieres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Andre La Riviere / Chapdelaine  |  Anne Chevrefils

September 16th, 1691 St. Ours Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Tardifs of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

Jacques Tardif / Tardy  |  Barbe Dorange

October 6th, 1669  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. day worker]

[Baptismal record]

Louis Tardif / Tardy |  Marie Allence Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Dupuis of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES Dupuis + Couillard, Dupuis, L'Islois, Roy, Sauvaget, Vaudry LOCATIONS: Vaudry, Roy, Couillard, Dupuis

 

Antoine Dupuis / Reymond  |  Marie-Louise Pichet

February 8th, 1762  St. Sulpice Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Auberts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

French Canadian Pioneers: The Auberts of Quebec

 

 Aubin Lambert dit Champagne | Elisabeth Aubert

September 29th, 1670, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Elisabeth Aubert was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below). Continue reading

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Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 2/3

This is a follow-up to an earlier post in which Donna Lee Duquette was asking whether I could shed light on any possible connections between her Duquette ancestors and Caughnawaga.

My basic findings are that one line of Duquettes settled in the region of Chateauguay, and some of these were among the French Canadians who were allowed at one time to live in Caughnawaga. Most of these were farmers who were permitted to lease land (which is no longer the case).

Here are a few connections I’ve found after a cursory examination of several online sources and I would ask that any readers with connections (or further information) about these Duquettes  consider leaving information or contact details in the comment boxes below. Merci!

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A Caughnawaga marriage from 1864

Duquettes in Caughnawaga KahnawakeJean Baptiste Duquette (son of Jean Baptiste Duquette and Josette Laberge) married Virginie Viau (daughter of Joseph Viau and Marie Anne Gervais) on January 25th, 1864 in St-Francois-Xavier Parish in Caughnawaga.

Note 1: Viau family – At a certain point, Virginie’s uncle Alexis Viau died, and his wife Theotiste Guerin remarried and gave birth to many children in Caughnawaga.

This Jean Baptiste Duquette (who married Virginie Viau) descends as follows from Denys Duquette and Catherine Gauthier –

Jean Baptiste Duquette and Marie Josette Laberge who married on 12 January 1761 in Chateauguay. Continue reading

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