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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

Source: Mutlicultural Canada: Quebec to 1800 (

Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

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Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres) - Église de Saint-François-Xavier
596, rue Marie-Victorin, Verchères, QUÉBEC
Established 1709
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Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
Église de Saint-François-Xavier 596, rue Marie-Victorin, Verchères, QUÉBEC Established 1709 Source: Google maps

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Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)


Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres) - Hotel St Cerny
Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
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Canada/New France  Louis  Casavant

  (b. 4 November 1727 Verchères, Canada, New France   d. 8 March 1786Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada )  

Louis Casavant was born 4 November 1727 in Verchères, Canada, New France . Louis Casavant was the child of Jean-Baptiste Casavant dit Ladébauche and Madeleine Pepin dite Descardonnets and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean-Roch Casavant dit Ladébauche and Jeanne Charpentier (maternal)  Jean Pepin dit Descardonnets and Marie-Madeleine Loiseau

He married  Charlotte Bertrand dite Desrochers 24 January 1752 in Verchères, Canada, New France .  Charlotte Bertrand dite Desrochers  was born 9 April 1732 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada .  She died 9 January 1767 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres) .  She was the daughter of Pierre Bertrand dit Desrochers and Catherine Lemoine.

He married  (2) Marie-Josephe Savignac 10 October 1768 in Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Josephe Savignac  was born abt. 1749 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) .  She was the daughter of François Savignac and Marie-Angélique Guillet.

Louis Casavant died 8 March 1786 in Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada .

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Louis Casavant married Canada/New France Charlotte Bertrand dite Desrochers-- Date: 24 January 1752 Place: Verchères, Canada, New France
Charlotte Bertrand dite Desrochers was the daughter of Pierre Bertrand dit Desrochers and Catherine Lemoine


Marie Charlotte CASAVANT b: 2 Nov 1752
Louis CASAVANT b: Abt 1755
Marie Josephte CASAVANT b: 14 Aug 1755 in Verchères, Québec, Canada
Gabriel François CASAVANT b: 31 Jul 1757 in Verchères, Québec, Canada
Joseph Marie CASAVANT b: 2 Mar 1759 in Verchères, Québec, Canada
Marie Genevieve CASAVANT b: 14 Jul 1760 in Verchères, Québec, Canada

Added: 2/7/2016 2:56:26 PM  

Louis Casavant married Canada/New France Marie-Josephe Savignac-- Date: 10 October 1768 Place: Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada
Marie-Josephe Savignac was the daughter of François Savignac and Marie-Angélique Guillet

Added: 2/7/2016 2:53:57 PM  

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Casavant dit Ladébauche (b.22 September 1779, Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada   d. , )

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4 November 1727
Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

Canada In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, in 1745 as part of King...Read MORE...

Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748 acadian/ timeline.html -

Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. acadtime.htm
The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.

Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg. acadian/ timeline.html -

Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1752 Marriage / Partner
Louis Casavant and Charlotte Bertrand dite Desrochers 24 January 1752, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

Canada 1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

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Canada 1763 - 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.
In 1763, England was convinced, mistakenly, that it was inheriting a French society but the new colonial authorities did not fully understand the reality. The former subjects of the king of France...Read MORE...

1767 Death of Spouse/Partner
Charlotte Bertrand dite Desrochers died 9 January 1767, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

1768 Marriage / Partner
Louis Casavant and Marie-Josephe Savignac 10 October 1768, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

Canada At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada
but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of...Read MORE...

Canada 1775 - 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.
On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

1779 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Casavant dit Ladébauche was born 22 September 1779, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

8 March 1786
Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

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