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HELP! flag male ancestor  Pierre  BENOIT dit LAFOREST

  (b. abt. 1670 Québec Province, Canada   d. 25 April 1745 Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )  
Age: 74

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Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born abt. 1670 in Québec Province, Canada

Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST was the child of Gabriel BENOIT dit LAFOREST   and   Marie-Anne GUÉDON

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

Pierre  married  Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE 20 August 1705 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE  was born abt. 1685 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Jeanne-Marie-Anne died 25 November 1771 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre).  Jeanne-Marie-Anne was the child of Jean JACQUET ST-AMAND dit GERLAISE and Marie-Jeanne TRUDEL.

Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST died 25 April 1745 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France .

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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? Before its completion in 1919, the Quebec Bridge collapsed twice on September 11th, 1907 and August 29th, 1916.
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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST


Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST married flag female ancestor Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE-- Date: 20 August 1705 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE was the child of Jean JACQUET ST-AMAND dit GERLAISE and Marie-Jeanne TRUDEL

Pierre Benoit dit La Forest habitant of la baye de st. antoine? and Jeanne de Jarles de la Riviere du Loup

So Many Children! French-Canadian Family Size in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries

Children of Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE:

flag female ancestor Françoise BENOIT (b.24 October 1706, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 May 1787, Nicolet, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Jean-François JANELLE 18 May 1730 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

flag girl ancestor Thérèse-Apolline BENOIT (b.abt. 1708, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 8 September 1723, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag male ancestor Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST (b.17 May 1709, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France   d. 6 August 1752, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Josephe BUREL (BURELLE) 02 November 1737 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

flag male ancestor François BENOIT dit LAFOREST (b.abt. 1710, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 6 February 1760, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada )
m. Madeleine LAMPRON dite DESFOSSÉS 11 September 1741 in Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
m. Marie-Jeanne DESROSIERS 3 November 1743 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

flag female ancestor Jeanne BENOIT (b.12 October 1713, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Joseph BENOIT dit LAFOREST (b.25 September 1715, Louiseville, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marie-Madeleine PROULX 11 January 1741 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

flag girl ancestor Madeleine BENOIT (b. 27 August 1718, Louiseville, Canada, New France   d. 26 September 1733, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )

flag female ancestor Jeanne BENOIT (b.31 May 1722, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France  d. 7 December 1752, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France)
m. Gilles BADAILLAC dit LAPLANTE 13 February 1747 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

flag female ancestor Gabrielle BENOIT (b.31 January 1725, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France   d. 22 April 1743, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )

flag baby boy ancestor Jean-François BENOIT (b.6 November 1729, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France   d. 21 November 1729, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )

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1681 Canadian Census Champlain
Gabriel Benoist (dit Laforest), 40
Anne Guesdon, sa femme, 40
Gabrielle, 12
Pierre, 11
Marie, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

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marriage1705 Marriage / Partner
Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE 20 August 1705, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST - 1705 Marriage Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
1705 Marriage Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).
1706 Birth of Child
Françoise BENOIT was born 24 October 1706, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1709 Birth of Child
Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born 17 May 1709, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1713 Birth of Child
Jeanne BENOIT was born 12 October 1713, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1715 Birth of Child
Joseph BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born 25 September 1715, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
1718 Birth of Child
Madeleine BENOIT was born 27 August 1718, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
1722 Birth of Child
Jeanne BENOIT was born 31 May 1722, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1723 Death of Child
Thérèse-Apolline BENOIT died 8 September 1723, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1725 Birth of Child
Gabrielle BENOIT was born 31 January 1725, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1729 Birth of Child
Jean-François BENOIT was born 6 November 1729, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1733 Death of Child
Madeleine BENOIT died 26 September 1733, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1743 Death of Child
Gabrielle BENOIT died 22 April 1743, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
death1745 Death
25 April 1745
Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
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