Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Ancestral Anniversaries for July 2013

From October to December last year, I posted articles about some of my ancestors’ life events that marked an anniversary in 2012. I’m continuing this series by presenting a selection of ancestral events for 2013.

3 July 1633:
Marriage of Daniel Gautron and Antoinette Foubert in La Rochelle, Aunis, France. Daniel, a merchant butcher, and Antoinette did not emigrate to New France, but their younger son Michel Gautron dit La Rochelle did. They are my paternal ancestors.

11 July 1643:
Baptism of Jean Rasset (Racet; Racette) in Ste-Geneviève-en-Bray, near Dieppe, Normandie, France. A son of Pierre Rasset and Jeanne du Thy (du Til), he was in New France as early 1666, when he is enumerated in that year’s census in Beauport. He married Jeanne Chapeau in Quebec City in 1678. I have two lines of descent from this couple, who are my maternal ancestors.

15 July 1783:
Birth of François Desgroseilliers in Montreal. The eighth child of Joseph Prosper Dorval (Desgroseilliers) and Marie Charlotte Lunegand (Nunegand; Beaurosier), he was baptized the same day in that city. François is a great-great-grandchild of the famed explorer Médard Chouart, sieur des Groseilliers. François and his wife Louise Roy, whom he married in 1803, are my maternal ancestors.

21 July 1673:
Baptism of two-day old Anne Dupré (Desprès) in Quebec City. She was the third child and second daughter of Antoine Dupré (Desprès), originally from Paris, and his wife Marie Jeanne Guérin dit Brunet, originally from La Rochelle and a fille du Roi. In 1690, Anne married Nicolas Légaré, who arrived in New France in 1680. They are my paternal ancestors.

27 July 1823:
Death of Joseph Poirier dit Desloges in St-Benoît, Deux-Montagnes County, Quebec. Joseph, who was nearly 74 years old, was buried two days later there. His wife of 51 years, Marie Charbonneau, survived him. They are my paternal ancestors.

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