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  (b. 4 March 1741 Chambly, Canada, New France   d. 17 May 1801 Chambly, Lower Canada )  
Age: 60

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Joseph DEMERS dit CHEFDEVILLE was born 4 March 1741 in Chambly, Canada, New France . Joseph DEMERS dit CHEFDEVILLE was the child of Joseph DEMERS   and   Marie-Josephe POIRIER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Robert DEMERS and Marie-Madeleine JETTE (maternal)  Daniel POIRIER dit LAJEUNESSE and Catherine VIGER

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Anne PAQUET dite LARIVIERE 21 January 1771 in Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Anne PAQUET dite LARIVIERE  was born 23 January 1749 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly).  She died 19 September 1777 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly).  She was the daughter of Jacques-Alexandre-Alexis PAQUET dit LARIVIERE and Marie-Anne VIAU dite LESPÉRANCE.

He married  (2) Catherine-Helene SEL dite SANSQUARTIER 16 February 1778 in Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Catherine-Helene SEL dite SANSQUARTIER  was born 26 October 1761 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly).  She died 2 December 1807 in Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada.  She was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste SEL dit SANSQUATIER and Marie-Josephe SOREL dite LANDRENAULT.

Joseph DEMERS dit CHEFDEVILLE died 17 May 1801 in Chambly, Lower Canada .
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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? Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace....Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
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 (

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