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HELP! Ancestor is complete! flag male ancestor  Joseph  TESSIER dit MAJOR

  (b. 29 March 1744 Sorel, Canada, New France   d. 6 December 1806 Sorel, Lower Canada )  

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Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR was born 29 March 1744 in Sorel, Canada, New France . Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR was the child of Pierre TESSIER   and   Catherine-Marie VACHER dite LACERTE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Jean-Charles VACHER dit LACERTE and Marie-Claire BERGERON

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

Joseph  married  Marie-Catherine HUS COURNOYER MILLET 28 September 1767 in Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marie-Catherine HUS COURNOYER MILLET  was born 4 May 1749 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Marie-Catherine died 14 May 1831 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Marie-Catherine was the child of Jean-Baptiste HUS COURNOYER MILLET and Marie-Geneviève PELLETIER dite ANTAYA.

Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR died 6 December 1806 in Sorel, Lower Canada .

Occupation: Soldier in 1760 Company of Sorel Militia

Stepson of Jean Bourdais dit Lebourdais

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? On February 5, 1663, a great earthquake was felt throughout Northeastern North America. No deaths were recorded, but some people got the scare of their lives. For the clergy in New France, the cause...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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 Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR


Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR married flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine HUS COURNOYER MILLET-- Date: 28 September 1767 Place: Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).

Marie-Catherine HUS COURNOYER MILLET was the child of Jean-Baptiste HUS COURNOYER MILLET and Marie-Geneviève PELLETIER dite ANTAYA

St-Pierre de Sorel
Tessier Jos, son of Pierre and Marie Laserte
line with the wife's info is cut off -- unable to read

Children of Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR and Marie-Catherine HUS COURNOYER MILLET:

flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine TESSIER (b.8 October 1768, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 2 April 1840, Saint-Jude, Lower Canada)
m. Jean-Baptiste BERGEVIN dit LANGEVIN 16 August 1790 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
m. François FONTAINE 30 July 1810 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

flag male ancestor Joseph TESSIER (b.23 January 1771, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 26 August 1847 , Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. Marie-Thérèse ÉTHIER 23 October 1797 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Marie TESSIER (b.10 September 1772, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 8 March 1840, Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. Jean-Baptiste BERGERON 3 February 1794 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag baby girl ancestor Marie-Josephe TESSIER (b.23 August 1774, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 8 June 1776 , Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag female ancestor Geneviève TESSIER (b.26 April 1776, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 27 February 1856, Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. François PELOQUIN dit FELIX CREDY 9 February 1795 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
m. Jean-Baptiste GENEST dit LABARRE 20 January 1818 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag male ancestor Pierre TESSIER (b.22 May 1779, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. , )
m. Judith-Julie HUS COURNOYER 23 January 1804 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste TESSIER (b.20 May 1781, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 23 July 1834, Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. Marguerite HUS COURNOYER 9 November 1807 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Marie-Charlotte TESSIER (b.21 February 1783, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 30 May 1806 , Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. André PELOQUIN dit FÉLIX 23 January 1804 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag baby boy ancestor Antoine TESSIER (b.May 1784, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 3 June 1784, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag male ancestor Ignace TESSIER (b.30 May 1785, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 25 October 1862, Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, Lower Canada)
m. Antoinette PELOQUIN 1 March 1813 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Marie-Marguerite TESSIER (b.11 May 1787, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 29 October 1843, Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. Pierre ÉTHIER 13 February 1804 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
m. Louis RAJOTTE 22 February 1830 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

flag female ancestor Veronique TESSIER (b.23 September 1791, Sorel, Lower Canada   d. 4 November 1864, Sorel, Lower Canada )
m. Antoine HUS COURNOYER 5 November 1810 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

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birth1744 Birth
29 March 1744
Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
7 Years War with England 1760 Province Québec, Canada -
Member of 'Company of Sorel' militia'
Joseph Tessier, 16
The roll of the Company of Sorel (Compagnie de Sorel), microfilm reel C-15684, the Archives Nationales du Canada
marriage1767 Marriage / Partner
Joseph TESSIER dit MAJOR and Marie-Catherine HUS COURNOYER MILLET 28 September 1767, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1768 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine TESSIER was born 8 October 1768, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1771 Birth of Child
Joseph TESSIER was born 23 January 1771, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1772 Birth of Child
Marie TESSIER was born 10 September 1772, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1774 Birth of Child
Marie-Josephe TESSIER was born 23 August 1774, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1776 Birth of Child
Geneviève TESSIER was born 26 April 1776, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

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1776 Death of Child
Marie-Josephe TESSIER died 8 June 1776 , Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1779 Birth of Child
Pierre TESSIER was born 22 May 1779, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1781 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste TESSIER was born 20 May 1781, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1783 Birth of Child
Marie-Charlotte TESSIER was born 21 February 1783, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1784 Birth of Child
Antoine TESSIER was born May 1784, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1785 Birth of Child
Ignace TESSIER was born 30 May 1785, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1787 Birth of Child
Marie-Marguerite TESSIER was born 11 May 1787, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1791 Birth of Child
Veronique TESSIER was born 23 September 1791, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
death1806 Death
6 December 1806
Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
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