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Alexis Fournier dit Prefontaine

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  • Name Alexis Fournier dit Prefontaine  [1
    Born 20 Aug 1791  Longueuil, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I33128  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TC
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 

    Father Étienne Fournier dit Prefontaine,   b. Abt 1758, Chambly, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1831, Longueuil, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Marie Josèphe Viau dit L'Esperance,   b. Abt 1762,   d. 3 May 1796  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1782  Saint-Antoine-de-Pade, Longueuil, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F19614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie-Louise Patenaude,   b. 9 Jan 1798, Longueuil, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1871, Chateauguay, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1815  Saint-Antoine-de-Pade, Longueuil, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Wilfred Prefontaine,   b. Bef 28 Jun 1834,   d. Aft 2 Sep 1895, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F19559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Denis Beauregard (citation details below) has the Alexis Fournier who married Marie Patenaude in Longueuil on 30 Oct 1815 as a separate individual from the Alexis Fournier dit Préfontaine who married Marie Vincent nearly three years earlier at the same place, on 18 Jan 1813. He gives Marie Patenaud's husband the parents "Simon & Josette Viau dit l'Esperance", with no further information about Simon and Josette, and he gives Marie Vincent's husband the parents Étienne Fournier dit Préfontaine and Marie Josèphe Viau dit l'Esperance. But it would appear the two Alexis Fourniers are the same person. Marie Vincent died on 9 Feb 1814 at Longueuil, and Alexis Fournier dit Prefontaine's parents were indeed Étienne (not Simon) Fournier dit Préfontaine and Marie Josèphe Viau dit l'Esperance.

      The handwritten record, in the online Drouin Collection, of Alexis Fournier dit Préfontaine's 30 Oct 1815 marriage to Marie Patenaude is extremely hard to read, but nothing it it looks like the name Simon, whereas on line 17 of the right-hand page there is writing that can easily be made out to read "Etienne Fournier," and on the next line we can see "Viau dit L'esperance".

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2020.

    2. [S5199] Genealogy of Canada site.

    3. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2020., date and town only.