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HELP! flag female ancestor  Elisabeth  VACHER dite LACERTE

  (b. 1 March 1740 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 27 June 1824 Saint-Eustache, Lower Canada )  

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Elisabeth VACHER dite LACERTE was born 1 March 1740 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France . Elisabeth VACHER dite LACERTE was the child of Jean-Baptiste VACHER dit LACERTE   and   Françoise PROULX and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE and Marguerite BENOIT (maternal)  Claude PROULX and Isabelle ROBIDAS dite MANSEAU

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

Elisabeth  married  Joseph SYLVESTRE 7 August 1760 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Joseph SYLVESTRE  was born 4 May 1734 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales).  Joseph died 3 October 1787 in Terrebonne, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne).  Joseph was the child of Pierre SYLVESTRE and Marie-Angélique BORDELEAU.

Elisabeth VACHER dite LACERTE died 27 June 1824 in Saint-Eustache, Lower Canada.
Details of the family tree of Elisabeth 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.
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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 (
  • 1740 Birth
    1 March 1740
    Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1760 Marriage / Partner
    Elisabeth VACHER dite LACERTE and Joseph SYLVESTRE 7 August 1760, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
  • 1766 Birth of Child
    Therese SYLVESTRE was born 23 January 1766, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1769 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste SYLVESTRE was born 15 August 1769, Laval, Québec, Canada (Saint François-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jésus)
  • 1787 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Joseph SYLVESTRE died 3 October 1787, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne)
  • 1809 Death of Child
    Therese SYLVESTRE died 2 August 1809, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada
  • 1824 Death
    27 June 1824
    Saint-Eustache, Québec, Canada

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Added: 11/6/2017 12:38:12 PM - Updated: 9/24/2019 8:24:15 AM

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