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HELP! flag male ancestor  Antoine  LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE

  (b. 6 June 1721 Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, New France   d. 27 March 1802 Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Lower Canada )  

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Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE was born 6 June 1721 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, New France

Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE was the child of Jean LAFOREST   and   Marie-Angélique RANCOURT and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre LAFOREST and Charlotte GODIN (maternal)  Joseph RANCOURT and Marie PARENT

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Antoine  married  Marguerite MARTEL 13 November 1742 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marguerite MARTEL  was born 7 July 1725 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul).  Marguerite died 12 August 1766 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul).  Marguerite was the child of Jean-Baptiste MARTEL and Anne SIMARD.

Antoine  married  (2) Marguerite-Euphrosine POITRAS 26 January 1767 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Province of Québec, Canada .  Marguerite-Euphrosine POITRAS  was born 22 June 1742 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre).  Marguerite-Euphrosine died 18 March 1816 in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada.  Marguerite-Euphrosine was the child of Jacques POITRAS and Marie-Anne GAGNE.

Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE died 27 March 1802 in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Lower Canada.
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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE

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Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE married flag female ancestor Marguerite MARTEL-- Date: 13 November 1742 Place: Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, New France
Marguerite MARTEL was the child of Jean-Baptiste MARTEL and Anne SIMARD




Children of Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE and Marguerite MARTEL:




Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE married flag female ancestor Marguerite-Euphrosine POITRAS-- Date: 26 January 1767 Place: Baie-Saint-Paul, Province of Québec, Canada
Marguerite-Euphrosine POITRAS was the child of Jacques POITRAS and Marie-Anne GAGNE




Children of Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE and Marguerite-Euphrosine POITRAS:


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birth1721 Birth
6 June 1721
Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

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marriage1742 Marriage / Partner
Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE and Marguerite MARTEL 13 November 1742, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

He was 21 years old.
1744 Birth of Child
Marguerite-Sophie LAFOREST dite LABRANCHE was born 15 June 1744, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

Antoine was 23 years old.
1754 Birth of Child
Joseph LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE was born 18 August 1754, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

Antoine was 33 years old.
Kings and Queens1763 - France cedes its North American posessions to Britain by the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years War (French and Indian War). Quebec City French-speaking Catholics were now under the rule of Protestant Britain under King George III.
1766 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marguerite MARTEL died 12 August 1766, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)
marriage1767 Marriage / Partner
Antoine LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE and Marguerite-Euphrosine POITRAS 26 January 1767, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

He was 45 years old.
marriage1771 Marriage of Child
Marguerite-Sophie LAFOREST dite LABRANCHE married 15 October 1771, Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-l'Isle-aux-Coudres) to Jacques GAUDREAU
marriage1774 Marriage of Child
Joseph LAFOREST dit LABRANCHE married 7 November 1774, Mascouche, Québec, Canada (Saint-Henri-de-Mascouche) to Marie-Rose BERLOIN dite NANTEL
News1775 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
News1791 - The Constitutional Act divides Québec into Upper and Lower Canada
death1802 Death
27 March 1802
Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada

He died at the age of 80.
Added: 2/28/2020 4:23:57 PM - Updated: 12/9/2023 11:38:00 PM

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