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flag male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste  VACHER dit LACERTE

  (b. 17 October 1708 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1772 Trois-Rivières, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Jean-Baptiste VACHER dit LACERTE was born 17 October 1708 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France . Jean-Baptiste VACHER dit LACERTE was the child of Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE   and   Marguerite BENOIT and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Gabriel BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Marie-Anne GUÉDON

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Jean-Baptiste  married  Françoise PROULX 3 June 1736 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Françoise PROULX  was born abt. 1722 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Françoise died 21 December 1755 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Françoise was the child of Claude PROULX and Isabelle ROBIDAS dite MANSEAU.

Jean-Baptiste  married  (2) Marie Josephte DOUCET 2 July 1764 in Trois-Rivières, Province of Québec, Canada .  Marie Josephte DOUCET  was born abt. 1719 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Marie Josephte died 19 January 1796 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Marie Josephte was the child of François DOUCET and Marie Anne POIRIER.

Jean-Baptiste VACHER dit LACERTE died 12 March 1772 in Trois-Rivières, Province of Québec, Canada .
Details of the family tree of Jean-Baptiste appear below.
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 - Did you know? In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs,...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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 (
  • 1708 Birth
    17 October 1708
    Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1736 Marriage / Partner
    Jean-Baptiste VACHER dit LACERTE and Françoise PROULX 3 June 1736, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1737 Birth of Child
    Françoise VACHER dite LACERTE was born 4 March 1737, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1740 Birth of Child
    Elisabeth VACHER dite LACERTE was born 1 March 1740, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1745 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste VACHER dit LACERTE was born 25 September 1745, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1747 Birth of Child
    Joseph VACHER dit LACERTE was born 8 July 1747, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1749 Birth of Child
    Marie-Josephte VACHER dite LACERTE was born 27 September 1749, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1752 Birth of Child
    Louis VACHER dit LACERTE was born 5 September 1752, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

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Added: 4/4/2010 10:59:25 AM - Updated: 12/27/2013 3:15:55 PM

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