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Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as a way of showing the close relationship between the living and the dead, as God is master of life and death. In time, space ran out and new cemeteries were created. At that point, the bodies near the church were often exhumed and transfered to a common area of the new cemetery. The gravestones of the old cemetery were eventually removed to create space around the church for parking.

Source: La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (

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

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

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Canada/New France  Marie  Arsenault

  (b. abt. 1776, Québec Province, Canada   d. )  

Marie Arsenault was born abt. 1776 in , Québec Province, Canada . Marie Arsenault was the child of Charles Arsenault and Nathalie Leblanc and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Charles Arsenault (Arcenault) (Arseneau) and Cécile Breault (Brault) (maternal)  Paul Leblanc and Marie Josephte Richard

She married  Louis Chapdelain dit Larivière 1 October 1792 in Saint-Ours, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Louis Chapdelain dit Larivière  was born 20 March 1772 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) .  He was the son of Louis Chapdelaine and Marie-Josephe Dubord dite Lafontaine.

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Marie Arsenault married Canada/New France Louis Chapdelain dit Larivière-- Date: 1 October 1792 Place: Saint-Ours, Lower Canada
Louis Chapdelain dit Larivière was the son of Louis Chapdelaine and Marie-Josephe Dubord dite Lafontaine

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Canada/New France Josephte Chapdelaine dite Larivière (b.27 August 1796, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada   d. 8 October 1878, Saint-Ephrem-d'Upton, Québec, Canada )

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Marie Arsenault and Louis Chapdelain dit Larivière 1 October 1792, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

1796 Birth of Child
Josephte Chapdelaine dite Larivière was born 27 August 1796, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

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