The name CHAMPOUX was originally spelled Champout (at least as far back as I can find it). It is also spelled Champou and Champo. In more recent years, it can be found as Shampo and Shampoo; and probably some other forms that I'm not aware of.
The name Provencher may well have originated as Provenchères. The Provenchères seemed to originate from the Voseges region of the Haute-Marne, which was once Champagne. And there are Provenchères recorded in the Roman records of the Haute-Saone. And there is a village in the old department of Perche called Pervencher. Since the origins of our first Provencher ancestor, Sebastien, are not known, this all remains a mystery. I think the origins and mutations of our ancestral names are fascinating....don't you?.3
Pierre's origins are unknown; several internet sources, including Genealogy of Canada give his parents as Andre & Marie LAVEAU or Laval, but I've found no concrete documentation of that.6 He married Genevieve on 28 August 1679 in Becancour, Nicolet, Quebec.2
Genevieve was born about 1665 at Cap-de-la-Madeleine to Pierre GUILLET & Jeanne ST. PÈRE.2,4,5
Genevieve and Pierre Champoux had 4 known children; one being Louis CHAMPOUX dit Beaucourt.
Pierre Champoux died sometime before 1704, when Genevieve married Jacques Bardin dit Charron. In 1724, she married Ange Lefebvre. Genevieve's death details are unknown.2
Louis was the son of Pierre CHAMPOUX & Genevieve GUILLET. Marie Charlotte was the daughter of Michel CREVIER & Angelique MASSE.2
Louis and Marie Charlotte married on 28 October 1735 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec. They had 5 known children, one of which was Joseph Amable.2 An interesting note is that Marie Charlotte's surname is listed as Bellerive rather than Crevier on her children's baptismal records.1
Marie Charlotte died 11 March 1753 at Cap-de-la-Madeleine and was buried there the next day at Ste. Marie Madeleine church. Louis Champoux's death information is not known.1
Joseph Amable was born 19 May 1743 at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec. He was baptized the same day at the church Ste. Marie Madeleine; his godparents were Nicolas LeBlanc and Magdeleine Provencher. His parents were Louis CHAMPOUX & Marie Charlotte CREVIER.1
Marie Joseph was baptized 26 September 1738 at Yamachiche, Quebec; born to Jean Baptiste PROVENCHER & Marie Josephe LESIEUR.2
The couple wed on 16 November 1767 in Yamachiche, Quebec. Their son was Louis.2
Joseph Amable Champoux and Marie Josephe Provencher's death details are unknown.
Louis the farmer was the son of Joseph Amable & Marie Josephe PROVENCHER.1
Theotiste was the daughter of Alexis RIVARD & Veronique GAUTHIER.1
Louis and Theotiste were married 6 November 1797 in Yamachiche, Quebec. They had one known child, Theotiste CHAMPOUX.1
Louis Champoux died on 29 November 1828 in Baie du Febvre and was buried the same day, which usually assumes some type of contagious illness. Theotiste Rivard's death details are not known.1
PROVENCHER Sébastien PROVENCHER - Marie MANCHON
Sébastien was born in 1628; his origins in France and his parents are unknown. Marguerite was born in France in 1637; her parents are as mysterious as her husband's.3
The couple entered into a marriage contract 22 January 1663, possibly in Cap-de-la-Madeleine; the marriage act itself is lost. Although some sources list Marguerite as a fille du roi, the date of this marriage contract proves otherwise, as the first filles du roi did not arrive in New France until the summer of 1663.
Two weeks after the marriage contract was signed, the intense earthquake of 5 February occurred in Québec. It is reported to have completely destroyed what were once cliffs along the river at Trois-Rivières. This must have frightened out ancestors horribly. In an all-Catholic colony, most of the people probably thought this was a punitive measure from God. Go here to read more about what is known today as the "Charlevoix earthquake".3,5
The couple had three known sons:
The parents of both Massé girls were Jacques MASSÉ & Marie Catherine GUILLET.
- Louis- Born 1668. Married Simone Massé 14 May 1691 at Cap-de-la-Madeleine.1,3
- Sébastien- Born about 1670. In 1694, he married Marie Anne Massé and had three known sons. Sébastien Jr. was buried 18 February 1739 at Montreal.1,2
- Jean François
Marguerite Manchon died 28 January 1688 at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, where she was buried the same day; burial on the same day as death usually indicates a contagious disease.3
The month of April in 1691 was a busy one for the trusted men of Cap-de-la-Madeleine. On the 5 April, Sébastien Provencher, Sr. had his estate inventoried. Twenty-one days later, Marie Catherine Guillet also had an estate inventory done. The following day, 27 April, Sébastien and Marie Catherine signed a marriage contract. Holidays would now be a whole lot easier for the Provencher-Massé families!! As if that weren't cozy enough, Sébastien and Marie Catherine celebrated their marriage on 14 May 1691--the same day as his son and her daughter, Louis and Simone, took their vows.1,3
Sébastien and Marie Catherine had three daughters before they both died, probably sometime around 1710; no exact details about their deaths are known. The question of the division of the couple's property between the heirs was settled by Louis Provencher buying the entire estate from his siblings, step-siblings and half-siblings.1,3
Jean François was the son of Sébastien PROVENCHER & Marguerite MANCHON, born to them 1 February 1674 and baptized the next day at Cap-de-la-Madeleine.1
Marguerite was born in Champlain, Quebec to Jean MOREAU & Anne GUILLET; she was baptized on 3 February 1680.1
This couple married 15 November 1701 in Batiscan and had one known son, Jean Baptiste PROVENCHER dit Ducharme.1,2
Jean François Provencher was buried 2 February 1734 in Bécancour, Quebec.2 There is no death information available for Marguerite.
Jean Baptiste was born about 1708 to Jean François PROVENCHER & Marguerite MOREAU.2
Marie Josephe LESIEUR was born and baptized on 2 November 1707 at Batiscan, Quebec. Her parents were Julien LESIEUR & Simone BLANCHET; her godparents were Augustin Lesieur and Marie Josephe Trottier.1
Jean Baptiste married Marie Josephe on 2 May 1737 at Yamachiche, Quebec. Their one known child was Marie Josephe.Marie Josephe Lesieur was buried on 6 June 1761 at Yamachiche. Jean-Baptiste Provencher's death details are unknown.2
Sometimes I'm not sure which is harder; having in-laws or being an in-law!! Either way has its ups and downs. Here are the in-laws for this page, listed in alphabetical order by husband's surname. Note that if a pair of in-laws listed above has a link to their own page, they will not be included in this section.
1. The Drouin Collection at Ancestry
2. Tanguay's Dictionary
3. "Our French Canadian Ancestors" by Tom Laforest-Vols. 5, 6, 7
4. "Before the King's Daughters-The Filles à Marier" by Peter J. Gagné
5. "Kings Daughters and Founding Mothers-The Filles du Roi" by Peter J. Gagné.
6. Genealogy of Canada
This page updated March 2012 .
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