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flag   Françoise  DARAGON dite LAFRANCE

  (b. abt. 1760, Québec Province, Canada   d. 29 January 1824La Prairie, Lower Canada )  
Summary: Françoise DARAGON dite LAFRANCE was born abt. 1760 in , Québec Province, Canada . Françoise DARAGON dite LAFRANCE was the child of François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE and Françoise MARTEL and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE and Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET (maternal)  Jean-François MARTEL and Marguerite LALANDE dite LATREILLE

She married  Jacques ALEXANDRE 3 February 1783 in La Prairie, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jacques ALEXANDRE  was born 27 April 1764 in Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud) .  He died 23 August 1829 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  He was the son of Jacques ALEXANDRE and Marie-Anne GENDRON.

Françoise DARAGON dite LAFRANCE died 29 January 1824 in La Prairie, Lower Canada .
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Did You Know? Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Quebec - Did you know? Between 1714 and 1754, approximately 4,500 immigrants settled in New France. They included indentured workers and soldiers stationed in the colony, but most of them, it appears, were unsavory characters, including hundreds of salt smugglers who sold salt illegally in France. France wanted to get rid of these smugglers, and the colony accepted them without complaint because once they were in New France, most of them mended their ways and were on their best behavior.

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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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Françoise DARAGON dite LAFRANCE married flag  Jacques ALEXANDRE-- Date: 3 February 1783 Place: La Prairie, Province of Québec, Canada
Jacques ALEXANDRE was the son of Jacques ALEXANDRE and Marie-Anne GENDRON

flag  Jacques ALEXANDRE (b.14 December 1783, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 1 August 1810, L'Acadie, Lower Canada )
m. Josephte BONNEAU 24 September 1804

flag  Marie-Apolline ALEXANDRE (b.4 December 1786, Québec, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 21 May 1870, Napierville, Québec, Canada )

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1783 Marriage / Partner
Françoise DARAGON dite LAFRANCE and Jacques ALEXANDRE 3 February 1783, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
1783 Birth of Child
Jacques ALEXANDRE was born 14 December 1783, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1786 Birth of Child
Marie-Apolline ALEXANDRE was born 4 December 1786, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1810 Death of Child
Jacques ALEXANDRE died 1 August 1810, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)
29 January 1824
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

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