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Roussin Genealogy

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En Francais: CLAQUER ICI

These are pictures of a monument to the first French colonists whom settled around 1645 in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada, which is located 10 miles (15 kilometers) northeast of Quebec City on the north side of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Front View

Rear View

This is a close-up of the monument name list. Note N. (for Nicolas) Roussin; Nicolas immigrated to Canada a year after his father, Jean.

Two of the three original tracts of land owned by the original setlers Jean and Nicolas Roussin.

St-Aubin Church, which is still standing, was built in the late 16th century (1500s).
The plaque above shows persons baptized at St. Aubin that emigrated to Canada.
Note 5 Roussin names: 1st column, 7th and last; 2nd column, 7th, 9th and 3rd to last.

Windows in St. Aubin church (right) honors Canadian emigrants.

Roussin Web Links

First Roussin Colonists from France in Quebec memorial where the monument photos came from [Link dead December 2002]

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Roussin Trivia and Humor

Roussin signifies a war-horse or charger; A nickname for Roussin was bellefleur, and Roussin is ranked 728 for the frequency of babies baptised (145) before 1800. Jean Roussin (born in 1597) is 9th on the list of immigrants to New France who had the largest number of married decendents before 1800 with 4,730!

I'll try to start a little family humor. How about calling a family member a "sin" - meaning they are the back end of a war horse?
And with 4,730 decendants prior to 1800, maybe Roussin means stud-horse instead of war-horse?

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  • Martin Rousseau born 1451 changed his last name from Rousseau to Roussin
  • 1. Martin Roussin born 1474, Tourouvre, France; died on or before 4 March 1553 Married Michelle Moreau (born 1485, Tourouvre, France; died 9 April 1553) in 1500 Children: - Pierre Roussin born about 1502 - Robine Roussin born about 1506 - Francoise Roussin born about 1508 - Marin Roussin (the ancestor) born 1510
  • 2. Marin Roussin born 1510, Tourouvre, Perche, France; died on or before 5 March 1548 Married Progere Raison born 1512 Tourouvre, Perche, France; died on or after 11 April 1553 at Perche, France (daughter of Robin Raison born 1478)
  • 3. Pasquier Roussin born 15 March 1548 at Orne, Tourouvre, France; died in or after 1567 at Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France Married Adrienne Jacquet born 1542 died 1610
  • 4. Pierre Roussin born 1575 at St-Aubin, De Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France; died 26 June 1603 in St-Aubin, De Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France Married Jeanne (Jehanne?) Nyeuelle (born 1575 or 1572 at St-Aubin, De Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France; died 1636) on 4 June 1591 at Tourouvre-au-Perche, France.
  • 5. Jean-Isaac Roussin born 3 October 1597 at Tourouvre, Mortagne, Perche, France; died 22 June 1688 at L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Quebec, Canada (discrepancy on date of death of April 6th 1682, no location) Married Madeleine Giguere Dit L'Aine [Nicolas's mother] (born 26 or 25 May 1605; died on or after 3 April 1650 at Tourouvre, Perche, France) at St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France on June 12, 1622 Tourouvre, Perche, France Children: Madeleine born 5 November, 1623 at St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France; married Michel Huppe dit Lagroix on 27 November 1651 in Quebec Francoise, born 14 December at St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France, 1631; married Pierre-Denis Loignon (born 1630, died December 18 1690) on 8 October 1652 in Quebec Nicolas, born 10 March 1635 at St. Aubin, Tourouvre, Orne (or Perche), France; died 6 March 1697 at L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Quebec, Canada Francois, born 20 September, 1639 at St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France; died about 3 April 1650 in Tourouvre, Perche, France Louise born 11 March, 1642 at St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Perche, France; married Jacques Asselin (son of Jacques & Cecile Olivier) on 29 July,1662 in Chateau-Richer

    Married Marie Letard (daughter of Martin & Andree Bellanger) on 28 October 1655 in Quebec

  • 6. Nicolas Roussin born 10 March 1635 at St. Aubin, Tourouvre, Orne (or Perche), France; died 6 March 1697 at L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Quebec, Canada
    On a plaque in Saint-Aubin church, there are the names of Nicolas, his father and 3 sisters, and 30 other persons. It is said that these 35 persons were baptized in Tourouvre and moved to Canada. Married Madeleine Paradis (died 29 November 1669 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada) 27 or 28 Nocember 1667 Child: Marie, born 25 November 1669 at L'Ange-Gardien, Chateau-Richer, Quebec, Canada

    Married Marie-Madeleine Tremblay on 25 November 1671 at Ct,Vachon (Beauport), Quebec, Canada Children: Anne Pierre, born 13 June 1675, baptized 16 June 1675 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Antoine, born 1 April 1677, baptized 4 April 1677 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Joseph, born 17 May 1679, baptized 21 May 1679 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada; married Anne Jacob on 24 November 1704 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Genevieve, born 19 February 1681, baptized 21 February 1681 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Madeleine, born March 1683, baptized March 1683 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada (my source shows born on the 13th and baptized on the 4th - obviously not correct, dates may be reversed); married Jean Huot on January 17, 1701 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada. Jacques, born 21 October 1685, baptized 22 October 1685 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada; married Madeleine Guyon on 4 December 1712 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Nicolas, born 12 January 1688, baptized 14 January 1688 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Anne Goulet in 1718 at La Cetiere, Quebec, Canada Jean, born 19 April, 1690, baptized 23 April, 1690 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Therese, born and baptized 25 October 1692 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada; married Louis Goulet November 1712 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada. Louis, born 13 October 1695, baptized 16 October 1695 at L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada.

  • 7. Louis Roussin born 13 October 1695, L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec, Canada Married Catherine Trudel (born and baptized 18 March 1702, daughter of Philippe and Catherine [Gariepy]) on 18 July 1718 at L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency County, Quebec, Canada Children: Angelique/Marie Angelique Veronique born 1720; married Touissant Masta 8 January 1741/42 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada. Elizabeth (Elisabeth?) born 1722; married Ignace Charles 6 November 1741 at Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada. Marie born 1724; married Antoine Dupre 2 February 1749/50 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Louis born 1726; married Judith Dupre 19 May 1750 at Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada. Marguerite born 1727; married Louis Forget 27 May 1748 at Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada. Oside b 8 February 1728/29, died 15 March 1729/30. Marie-Josephte b 9 February 1730/31; married Nicolas Ledoux 12 January 1749/50 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Marie-Madeleine b29 August 1732; married Julien Glinel 8 January 1753 Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Francois b 15 March 1733/34 in Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada; died 24 May 1736 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada. Marie-Agathe b 24 July 1735 in Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada; died 8 August 1735 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada. Joseph Pascal (Paschal?) b 13 October 1736 in Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada; married Catherine Demers 18 February 1760 at Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada. Nicolas b 27 Octoer 1737 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada. Jacques b 20 January 1738/39 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Josephte Poupard 23 November 1767 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Marie-Catherine b 29 August 1740 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada; married Joseph-Amable Lorrain 26 January 1756 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Jean-Baptiste b 20 March 1741/42 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada; died 11 December 1748 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada. Scholastique b 28 April 1744 at Lachenaye, Quebec, Canada.
  • 8. Joseph Pascal Roussin born 13 October 1736 at Saint-Charles-De-Lachenaie, L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada Married Catherine Demers b 29 May 1740 in LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada (daughter of Francois and Josephte [Deneau]) at LaPrairie on 18 February 1760
    In 1783, he resided in laPrairie-de-la-Madeleine Known Children: Catherine-Scholastique, b 22 August 1761 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Marie-Elizabeth, b 30 October 1762 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Joseph (possibly Louis-Joseph), b 29 December 1763 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Francois, b 12 November 1765 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 9. Joseph Roussin born 1763 (possibly Louis-Joseph born 29 December 1763) Married Madeleine (Magdalene?)Bouchard (daughter of Joseph and Marguerite [Leclair (Leclere?)]) at Notre Dame de Montreal on 24 November 1783, Quebec, Canada Known Children: Margaurite, married Jean Baptiste Monarque 21 February 1803 in Longue Pointe, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada Alphonsse Antoine
  • 10. Antoine Roussin born circa 1802. He was a "cultivateur". He lived in Ely, Co., Sheffield with his wife, Clemence, and son Bruno. Antoine's son Zephirin lived next door with his family. Married Clemence Couvillon (Quevillon?) (born circa 1805, daughter of (most probable) Pierre Couvillon and Therese [Archambault]) (OR daughter of Xavier and Marie Quevillon [Valin]) on 2 February, 1824 at St-Louis-de-France (or St-Antoine-de-Pades de Lougueuil) in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada Children: Pierre Joseph (Joseph) born 1824 Adeline, married Louis Blanchard at Stukely (Co. Sheffield) on 3 March 1851 Luce, married Elie Belanger at Valcourt 30 April 1860 Julie, married Napolean Belanger at Valcourt 8 October 1866 Zephirin Louis Napoleon, born 1840 Hermine, married Joseph Sigouin at Valcourt on 11 January 1869 Bruno 11-1 Zephirin, born circa 1836, married Elizabeth Laflamme at Valcourt 21 January 1862 Children: Marie [Cerne] Mina [Laguiose] Margaret [Bougious] Elisa [McArnold] born circa 1860/2 Emma "Rosa" [Gadere] born circa 1864 Helene [Paquin] born circa 1867 Zephirin "Joseph" Roussin born circa 1869 married Olivine Pellitier
  • 11-2. Bruno Roussin born circa 1848-1849, possibly 10 June 1848, died 1928 in Fall River, MA Married Julie Godu (born 4 October 1853, died 1 April 1919)(Goddu?) on 18 July, 1871 at St. Joseph's D'Ely church in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada Children: Eugenie, born circa 1879, married William Lauzon on 23 August 1897 at Blessed Sacrament church, Fall River, MA Marie Anna, born circa 1876, married Hercule Prevost 23 April 23 1906 at Blessed Sacrament church, Fall River, MA Bruno Louis, born 22 October 1881, baptized 23 October 1881. Eugene Xavier born 13 November 1887 Louis, born 1888 or 1882 in Tiverton, RI, died 1932, married Zenaide Noel
    St. Joseph church in Valcourt, built 1869,
    where Bruno was married in 1871 and
    where Antoine and his family attended Mass.

    St. Joseph church, side view
  • 12. Eugene Xavier Roussin born 13 November 1887 in Tiverton, RI; died on 17 October 1969 in Fall River MA Married Marie Louise Deschenes address at time of marriage: 82 Lake, Tiverton, RI (born 7 June 1888 in Saint-Ulric, Matane, Quebec, Canada; died 1974 in Fall River, MA) on 3 August, 1908 at Blessed Sacrament church, Fall River, MA Children:
  • 13a. Louis Roussin born 13 July, 1909, died 20 April 2002 at the age of 92 Married Hilda Bettencourt Children: Eugene born 1 September 1940 Henry Rita [Marsden] Married John Marsden Children: John Judy Barbara Ernest Oliva
  • 13b. Alice B. Roussin, born 29 October 1910, died 20 June 1998 at the age of 87 Married Leo St. Laurent Children: Lorraine [Bourette] born 1938 Doris [Threadgill] Norman Jeanette [Schmidt] Robert born 194X Beatrice born 195X
  • 13c. Arthur Roussin born 7 May 1912, died 20 July 1976 at the age of 64
  • 13d. Alcide Roussin born 5 January, 1914; died 22 August 1979 in Fall River, MA at the age of 65
  • 13e. Oliva G. Roussin born 13 April 1915; died 28 December 1992 at the age of 77
  • 13f. Romeo Jean Baptiste Roussin born 9 February 1921; died 1 June 2000 at the age of 79 in San Antonio, TX Married: Dorothy Trenholme (died 19 December 1994) Children: Vincent born 19 July 1947 Carol [Junco] born 19 December 1948 Leonard born 23 April 1950 Maureen [Johnson] born 7 November 1951 Judy [Marcoux] born 16 January 1954
  • 13g. Wilfrid Octave Roussin born 9 February 1921 biography died 6 January 2013 at the age of 91 Married Julia Teresa Russell (born 5 November 1914; died 23 January 1985) on 11 June 1955 Children: Richard Paul hatched 14 September 1956 Married Margaret McElwee on 31 January 1986
  • 13h. Edward Leo Roussin (Leo) born 9 November 1926; died 27 December 1993 at the age of 67 Married Edna Franco

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    Last Update 19 December 2019