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Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 1 May 2012 9:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm having difficulty trying to locate the name Deveneau in Quebec. I found a couple of names in Shefford, Missisquoi but don't know if they're related or not. Lots of Deveneau names in France, but I need to locate my family in Quebec.

There was a Rosella Fountain that married an Abram Deveneau in Quebec, but I don't know where. Zebulon Deveneau stated that she was his mother.

Also, I'm looking for Zebulon Deveneau b: 1833 immigrated to USA 1836 and Abraham Deveneau b: possibly 1813 or 1816 and immigrated in 1836 to USA and married Lucy Delans/Delage/Delush or any other name that looks like these.

Any help here would be most appreciated.
Lisa

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 7:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Abram and his brother Zeb are living in Hartford, CT on the 1900 census
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=...=
Abraham Deveneu died January 9 1905 in Westfield, MA at the age of 92. His death certificate lists his mother as Rosella Fontaine.
Lucy "Devenew" died in Feb 26 1880 in Southwick, MA Her parents are listed as Joseph and Lucy Devenue (???)
I'm still looking for additional information.
MR
PS if you send me a message through ancestry with your email address, I'll be glad to download those death records and send them to you.
MR

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear MR,
Thank you for that information. I did happen to have that particular information and I even sent for the Death Cert. for Lucy Deveneau that died in Southwick in March 1880 but unfortunately, it was not Abraham's wife's death cert as we had hoped.

Still looking for the Death Cert. for Abraham's son, Charles Abraham Deveneau that died in 1924 in the Agawam, W. Springfield, Springfield, Westfield area. Any luck with that? I'm hoping to find his mother's actual maiden name as I've been given DeLans, and a number of other names.

My email is phonelady1279@gmail.com
Hope to hear from you with any info. you might have to share.

Much appreciated,
Lisa

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 2:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was not able to find your specific family. But being familar with the variants of French surnames, you might be dealing with a variant of the surname of Davignon.

Chris

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am still looking. I have since found that on the marriage record of a son of Charles and Adeline Rivers, the famil surname is Davignon:

"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," Adaline Rivers in entry for Ashiel Emile Davignon and Rosa Rivers, 1905
Name: Ashiel Emile Davignon
Titles & Terms:
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 02 Aug 1905
Event Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Marital Status: Single
Race:
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Agawam
Marriage Registration Year:
Marriage Registration Place:
Estimated Birth Year: 1886
Father: Charles A. Davignon
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother: Adaline Rivers
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Spouse: Rosa Rivers
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Father: John Rivers
Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Mother: Adeline Lesieu
Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms:
Record Number: 17
Film Number: 2057622
Digital Folder Number: 4332433
Image Number: 00261
Number of Images:

Chris

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 2:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Another marriage as Davignon:

"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," Chas. Abraham Davignon in entry for Murdo Graham and Cordelia R. Davignon, 1905
Name: Murdo Graham
Titles & Terms:
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 04 Sep 1905
Event Place: Agawam, Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Marital Status: Single
Race:
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Canada
Marriage Registration Year:
Marriage Registration Place:
Estimated Birth Year: 1882
Father: Murdock Graham
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother: Catherine Nicholson
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Spouse: Cordelia R. Davignon
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Father: Chas. Abraham Davignon
Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Mother: Adaline Rivers
Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms:
Record Number: 20
Film Number: 2057622
Digital Folder Number: 4332433
Image Number: 00262

Chris

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 11:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Chris,
Thank you for that info. on the variant. Someone else gave me that same surname and I will now do research on Davignon and see what I can find out.
Lisa

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, I see that name again as Davignon.
Thanks,
Lisa

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Good find! Good job!!
Thanks,
Lisa

Re: Looking for DEVENEAU families in Quebec

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 8:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
See my article in the Connecticut Nutmegger, September 2012, "The Davignon/Deveneau/Devnew/Devernoe Family of New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut:Abraham5 Davignon and His Descendants." It won't be completely satisfying - particularly concerning Abraham's spouse Lucy - but it ties together a good chunk of Abraham's family and shows where they fit.
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