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Les Cèdres is a municipality located north of the Saint Lawrence River in the Montérégie of Quebec, Canada, near Vaudreuil-Dorion. wikipedia
Cedars (Les Cèdres)
A town on the north shore of the St-Lawrence opposite St-Timothée. (45.306N 74.053W) Previously called Cedarstown and Cedar Village.
According to the Jesuit historian Charlevoix, the name of Les Cèdres comes from the large cedars that were found at the foot of the rapids and in the shade of which the canoeists rested at the time of the clearing.
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The Municipality of Les Cèdres is the oldest parish organization in the Presqu’île region. Indeed, it was on October 12, 1702 that the seigneury of Soulanges was granted to Pierre-Jacques Joybert de Soulanges.
1752 - Église de Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges is established at Les Cèdres
In August 1760, Canadian boatmen who were to lead the English army towards Montreal, threw themselves into the rapids, dragging with them the enemy artillery .
1832 - The Village of the Cedars (Soulange seigniory),
is charmingly seated on the bank of the St. Lawrence, 5 miles from Pointe des Cascades, being the point of rendezvous for all boats passing up or down the river, and, having an established ferry to the opposite seigniory of Beauharnois, it is a place of great resort both for travellers and traders. - This pleasant village contains a well built church and about 150 houses, of which 6 are built with stone, and there are a school and two corn-mills; the mill, called Longueuil's Mill, has ground 6,500 bushels of grain in 4 months. - The appearance of the waters and of the rich and verdant island around which they wind their course, exhibits an assemblage uncommonly interesting, and the glistening rapids of the Coteau du Lac give a lively termination to the scene. - At Pointe des Cascades, where the steamboat lands passengers, are a few houses and stores and a convenient corn-mill. The canal traverses the point through which boats pass to avoid the Cascade Rapids. Here stages are daily in... Read MORE...
Les Cèdres was canonically erected on March 18, 1838 and civilly on November 12, 1847.
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Les Cèdres, Québec, CanadaWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Les Cèdres.
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Françoise-Monique JEAN (1680, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 18 February 1758, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Pierre LECOMPTE dit LAFLEUR (1680, Bretagne, France (Brittany) - 17 May 1759, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Guillaume LALONDE dit LESPÉRANCE (21 August 1684, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine) - 21 August 1752, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Pierre HUNAULT (HUNEAULT) dit DESCHAMPS (1687, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 18 May 1769, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Agathe CHAUSSE dite LEMOINE, VENE (25 January 1687, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy) - 3 August 1748, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Marie-Anne LALANDE (11 June 1687, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine) - 6 November 1760, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Marie-Louise-Jeanne CHESNÉ dite ST-ONGE LAVIOLETTE (1689, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 12 August 1777, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Jean-Baptiste SEDILOT (3 December 1689, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 13 April 1766, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
Charlotte TURPIN (12 July 1691, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 16 July 1767, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))
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Louis Boniface "Pierre" NORMAND (13 May 1781 - 24 January 1846) and Marie-Josephte MERCIER (11 October 1760 - ) married 1/ 133/1819
Etienne BISSONNETTE (30 December 1729 - ) and Catherine VITRY (1733 - 22 September 1812) married 8 January 1753
Jean-Baptiste QUENNEVILLE (8 March 1727 - 12 October 1791) and Barbe-Amable SEDILOT (1727 - 21 April 1797) married 21 January 1754
Joseph RENARD (1721 - 11 November 1781) and Marie-Josephte MARTIN dite ST-JEAN (1 April 1728 - 18 August 1817) married 21 January 1755
Francois PRIEUR (12 November 1725 - 14 June 1779) and Elisabeth SEDILOT dite MONTREUIL (22 September 1733 - 16 July 1775) married 9 February 1756
Antoine BISSONNETTE (12 January 1739 - 29 December 1810) and Angélique PARENT (12 February 1731 - 11 November 1813) married 14 November 1757
Jacques BOYER (25 November 1698 - 27 September 1783) and Angelique-Elisabeth LIBERSAN dite LAVIOLETTE (5 February 1711 - 11 March 1795) married 11 July 1757
Joseph LALONDE (30 March 1736 - 22 January 1810) and Angélique BRAY (1736 - 1 March 1815) married 18 April 1757
Sebastien RODRIGUE L'ESPAGNOL (1735 - 5 July 1811) and Marie-Anne PARENT (22 February 1729 - 11 July 1802) married 21 February 1757
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