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  (b. 4 February 1723 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France   d. 6 May 1768 Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Marguerite ABRAHAM dite DESMARAIS was born 4 February 1723 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France. Marguerite ABRAHAM dite DESMARAIS was the child of Pierre ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS   and   Marie-Josephe JOYAL and the grandchild of: (paternal)  René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS and Marguerite GIRARD (maternal)  Jacques-Louis JOYAL dit BERGERAT (JOUIEL) and Marie-Gertrude MORAL

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Marguerite  married  Jacques PELLETIER dit ANTAYA 25 April 1744 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jacques PELLETIER dit ANTAYA  was born 10 July 1718 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Jacques died 26 February 1781 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Jacques was the child of Michel PELLETIER dit ANTAYA and Françoise MENEUX dite CHATEAUNEUF.

Marguerite ABRAHAM dite DESMARAIS died 6 May 1768 in Sorel, Province of Québec, 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? Eating while walking or standing on the street in Quebec is considered bad form.
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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Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
L'église de Saint-François-du-Lac (exterior)
Église de Saint-François-Xavier
440, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-François-du-Lac, QUÉBEC
Established 1714

birth1723 Birth
4 February 1723
Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
marriage1744 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite ABRAHAM dite DESMARAIS and Jacques PELLETIER dit ANTAYA 25 April 1744, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1752 Birth of Child
Madeleine PELLETIER dite ANTAYA was born 1 May 1752, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Québec, Canada (Isle Dupas)
1757 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste ANTAYA dit PELLETIER was born 15 January 1757, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1760 Birth of Child
Catherine PELLETIER dite ANTAYA was born 24 November 1760, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
1763 Birth of Child
Antoine ANTAYA dit PELLETIER was born 12 July 1763, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
death1768 Death
6 May 1768
Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
Added: - Updated: 3/11/2015 8:21:25 AM
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