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.
2 October 1693:
Marriage contract between Charles Brazeau and Geneviève Quenneville. The contract was drawn up by notary Antoine Adhémar. Three days later, the couple wed in a religious ceremony in Montreal. Charles and Geneviève had a large family: eleven sons and five daughters, all born in Montreal or nearby Pointe-aux-Trembles. Charles, originally from Paris, France, was a cartwright or wheelwright. After his wife’s death in July 1726, he remarried twice, but had no further children. Charles and Geneviève are my paternal ancestors.
4 October 1853:
Marriage of Ménésippe Meunier and Louise (Eloise) Drouin in Ste-Cécile-de-Masham, Gatineau County, Quebec. They were fourth cousins, but no mention of consanguinity is mentioned in their marriage record. They lived in Masham, where their eleven children were born, including their eldest, Angélina, my great-grandmother. Ménésippe and Louise are my paternal ancestors.
7 October 1823:
Death of Ignace Racette in L’Assomption, L’Assomption County, Quebec. Ignace, who was 83 years old, was buried there two days later. After the death of his first wife in October 1800, Ignace married Marguerite Naud in February 1802; a thirty-one year age gap separated them. Ignace and Marguerite are my maternal ancestors.
14 October 1673:
Birth of Charles Tinon dit Desroches at Rivières-aux-Roches, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Portneuf County, Quebec. He was the third child but eldest surviving son of his immigrant parents Emard Tinon dit Desroches and Aimée Roux, a fille du Roi. Charles married Marie-Anne Bonnodeau in 1700 in Quebec City and had thirteen children. Marie-Anne died in 1728, the year that Charles served as a militia captain. He remarried and had a further six children. Charles and Marie-Anne are my maternal ancestors.
17 October 1803:
Marriage of François Desgroseilliers and Louise Roy in St-Constant, Laprairie County, Quebec. Louise was supposedly a widow at this marriage, but I haven’t been able to find documentary proof of the event. She and François had ten children, all born in Châteauguay and Beauharnois. After her death in 1839, François might have remarried twice, and died possibly in 1865. François and Louise are my maternal ancestors.
26 October 1703:
Birth of Jean Charbonneau in Lachenaie, L’Assomption County, Quebec. His baptism was recorded in the sacramental register of nearby Rivière-des-Prairies when he was two days old. Jean was the seventh child and fifth son of Joseph Charbonneau and his wife Anne Picard. Jean married twice: first, in 1724 to Marie-Anne Carpentier, by whom he was widowed, and second, in 1734 to Barbe Séguin. Jean and Barbe are my paternal ancestors.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.