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flag male ancestor  Joseph  GAURON dit BESOTTE

  (b. 5 October 1720 La-Pérade, Canada, New France   d. 16 August 1811 Berthierville, Lower Canada )  

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Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE was born 5 October 1720 in La-Pérade, Canada, New France . Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE was the child of Michel GAURON   and   Marie-Renee HUBERT and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Michel GAURON dit PETITBOIS and Marguerite ROBINEAU (maternal)  Simon HUBERT and Marie-Anne LAREAU

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE 10 October 1768 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Province of Québec, Canada .  Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE  was born 8 January 1731 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre).  She died 28 December 1810 in Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) .  She was the daughter of Gabriel DESROSIERS dit LAFRENIÈRE and Marie-Madeleine LEFEBVRE.

Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE died 16 August 1811 in Berthierville, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Joseph 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? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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 (
  • 1720 Birth
    5 October 1720
    La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade)
  • 1768 Marriage / Partner
    Joseph GAURON dit BESOTTE and Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE 10 October 1768, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1810 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Madeleine DESROCHERS dite LAFRENIERE died 28 December 1810, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
  • 1811 Death
    16 August 1811
    Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier)

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