Pierre Deshaies dit Saint-Cyr, 1 individual or 2 half brothers?

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Trying to figure out if [[Deshaies-75]] was married twice or if he had a similarly named half brother.

His father Pierre Deshayes dit St-Cyr [[Deshaies-42]] married twice:

1st wife: Marie Josephe Moreau [[Moreau-372]], married 18 Dec 1722 in Bécancour

2nd wife: Marguerite Agathe Lefebvre dite Belisle [[Lefebvre-938]], married on 27 Jul 1744 in Trois-Rivières


There are two marriages involving a Pierre Deshaies or Deshayes dit St-Cyr, sometimes referred to as Sirenne as well:

1. Marriage to Élisabeth Thibault on 16 Nov 1767 in Bécancour (parents are mentioned - he's listed as a child from his father's 2nd marriage)

2. Marriage to Geneviève Courville/Billy on 12 Nov 1770 in Bécancour (parents are not mentioned for either spouse, which complicates things)

Note that Élisabeth Thibault died on 1 Mar 1770.

Denis Beauregard's Généalogie des français d'Amérique du Nord (2018a), which is a pretty reliable database, says the Pierre who married Geneviève Courville is from [[Deshaies-42]] 's 1st marriage.

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Billy has as a dit name Courville.  Geneviève only used Courville on any record found.

Now for the father's 2 marriages, sorry for Mr Beauregard, but the evidence found on going through the Drouin records is that from the first marriage of Pierre Deshaies dit St-Cyr with Marie josephe Moreau, the only son with the name Pierre found is named Joseph Pierre, born in 1728, and marries under the name Joseph Deshaies with Marie Josephe Généreux in Berthierville in 1759.  The second marriage of Pierre the father to Marguerite Agathe  Lefebvre dite Bélisle only has one child, Pierre, born in 1745.

Pierre married to Geneviève Courville:  Pierre Deshaies dit Sirène - Cyrène or dit St-Cyr - died in 1812 and is given an approximate age of 70 on the record.  So 1745 is much more likely for his birth.

Joseph Pierre married to Marie Josephe Généreux could not have remarried, they both lived to a ripe old age, he died in 1810 and his wife in 1808.

So merges are in order.

by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (481k points)
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