Jean Bérubé
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Jean François Bérubé (1752 - 1833)

Jean François (Jean) "Toussaint" Bérubé
Born in Rivière-Ouelle, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 Nov 1775 in Rivière-Ouelle, Province of Québecmap
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1790 in Rivière-Ouelle, Province of Québecmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rivière-Ouelle, Bas-Canadamap
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Jean Bérubé performed Patriotic Service in the American Revolution

Biography

Jean François Bérubé was born and baptized on 26 November 1752 in Rivière-Ouelle, son of Jean Bérubé and Geneviève Minville.[1] [2] [3]

He passed away in 1833 in Rivière-Ouelle. [4]

Marriage 1
Jean Bérubé married Suzanne Brun, daughter of Ambroise Brun and of Marie Bergeron, on 20 November 1775 in Rivière-Ouelle.[5] [6] [7]

There were 9 known children to the marriage, 3 known to die young and 6 to marry. [8]

Suzanne Brun, wife of Jean Bérubé, died on 12 Feb 1790 and was buried on the 15th in Rivière-Ouelle, the record giving her around 38 years of age.[9]

Marriage 2
Jean Bérubé, widower of Suzanne Brun, remarried on 22 November 1790 in Rivière-Ouelle with Marie Josephe Soucy, daughter of Pierre Soucy and of Charlotte Lévêque.[10] [11] There is notice of consanguinity on this record. Double relation of 1st, 2nd to 3rd degree and 2nd, 3rd to 4th degree. [12]

There were 10 known children from this marriage, 5 known to die young and 3 to marry.[8]

Death
Jean Toussaint Bérubé, husband of Josephte Souci, died on 25 March 1833 and was buried on the 27th in Rivière-Ouelle, the record giving him 79 years of age.[13] [14]

Marie Josephte Soucy, widow of Jean Bérubé, died on 15 February 1838 and was buried on the 17th in Rivière-Ouelle, the record giving her 74 years and 3 months of age.[15]

The following comes from:
From, Québec During The American Invasion, 1775-1776 by Michael Gabriel, Ed.
Rivière Ouelle
Parish priest, Mr [Jean-Louis-Laurent]
Sunday, July 14, 1776

The militia assembled at noon. The reading of our charges.

Discharge of:
Frans Gagnon, Capt.
Joseph Beaulieu, Lieut.
Nicolas Beaulieu, Ensign
Pierre Boucher, Assistant-Major

All officers commissioned by agent Carleton last summer, whom we discharged for the reasons that we will give below.

Discharge of the bailiffs.
Appointment of officers:
Joseph Boucher, Capt.
Ignace Boucher, Lieut.
The Sergeants:
Jean Morais
Antoine Beaulieu
Joseph Martin
Jean Bte Bérubé
Paul St. Laurent
Reviewed [blank] men.
Public address. [Cheered] “Long live the King” & c.

Comments: We have indicated that, although absent, the name Bazil Dubé, commissioned by rebels, aided and assisted them as much as he could, stirred for the people, enlisted them for the Congress’s service, ridiculed and threatened royalist s & c. He also inspected the signal fires in all the parishes up to Rimousky.

We have indicated that Bonenfant, the son, (very impertinent and insolent) served the rebels most willingly as an assistant-major, appointed by the said Bazil Dubé. However, a short time later, he returned his commission at the solicitation of his wife and father.

We cashiered the above-mentioned Capt. François Gagnon who, in his said rank, willingly had all the rebels’ orders carried out. Last winter, he wrote the rebels that he and his officers were able to serve and that there was no need to appoint new ones. He called assemblies to recruit people for the rebels’ service. He also personally disarmed Jean Boucher after the March 25 episode.

We have discharged his subordinate officers for having executed his orders in their respective rank. Nevertheless, from our information we recognize the assistant-major, Pierre Boucher, as a good and faithful subject of the government who gave proof of this on all occasions. He was one of the first men to march to Mr. Beaujeu’s party and, by his example and advice, enjoined his brother’s and a few others to join him. But after this good conduct, he had the weakness of commanding the execution of corvées and the maintenance of [signal] fires, by the orders of a rebel captain.

Names of those who enlisted with the rebels for pay this winter:
Augustin Lavoy, the son and his brother
Jean Bérubé, the son
Pierre Martin
Maurice Levesque
A certain Martin, the cousin of the first
Joseph Soucy and his brother
Louis Martin
Jean Martin
Etienne
Augustin Peltier
Benjamin Deschaine
Frans Pinet

Furthermore, this spring Bazil Dubé enlisted 15 or 20 young men to help with navigation.

Last fall, Pierre Bérubé, Jean Levesque’s two children (the said Jean Levesque being present), and Pierre Plourdre struck the assistant-major, Pierre Boucher, as he left Mass. Boucher served in the role of bodyguard for le sieur St Aubin, the notary. [Boucher was assaulted] for publicly reading an order from General Carleton.

Last fall, some habitants of this parish stood guard on the Pointe for the same reasons that the neighboring parishes did.

As in other parishes, the signal fires were built and tended on Bazil Dubé’s orders.

Names of those who have marched under Mr. Beaujeau’s command this winter:
Pierre Boucher
Ignace Boucher
Joseph Boucher, wounded at the Blay episode
Jean Bet Boucher
Bazil Gagnon
Dominique Lesvesque’s son
A Bérubé, the son of Michel Aumont’s wife

Left for Kamouraska at 5:00 PM. [16]

Notes

There is another Jean Bérubé, Jean Baptiste Bérubé on some records, son of Jean Bérubé and of Marie Choret, who married Marie Charlotte Soucy, daughter of Pierre Soucy and of Marie Josephe Boucher, on 19 Feb 1781 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatière. The two couples run concurrently in many parts. Not to be confused together.[8]

Sources

  1. Bapt. IGD
  2. PRDH/ Repertoire des Actes de Bapteme, Mariage, et Sepulture, et des Recensements de Quebec Ancien XVIIe Siecle, Jacques Legare & Hubert Charbonneau, Les Presses de Université de Montréal, Montreal, Québec (PRDH-IGD Baptism and Individual Records)
  3. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99Q-C99S-W?cc=1321742&wc=HCHQ-DP8%3A17758701%2C17758702%2C19007701 : 16 July 2014), Rivière-Ouelle > Notre-Dame-de-Liesse > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1751-1796 > image 30 of 739; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  4. PRDH/ Repertoire des Actes de Bapteme, Mariage, et Sepulture, et des Recensements de Quebec Ancien XVIIe Siecle, Jacques Legare & Hubert Charbonneau, Les Presses de Université de Montréal, Montreal, Québec (PRDH-IGD Individual and Burial Records)
  5. Marriage IGD
  6. PRDH/ Repertoire des Actes de Bapteme, Mariage, et Sepulture, et des Recensements de Quebec Ancien XVIIe Siecle, Jacques Legare & Hubert Charbonneau, Les Presses de Université de Montréal, Montreal, Québec (PRDH-IGD Individual and Marriage Records)
  7. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899Q-C99P-R?cc=1321742&wc=HCHQ-DP8%3A17758701%2C17758702%2C19007701 : 16 July 2014), Rivière-Ouelle > Notre-Dame-de-Liesse > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1751-1796 > image 257 of 739; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1997 - Drouin IGD
  9. Sépulture-Funeral Suzanne Brun image IGD
  10. Marriage 2 IGD
  11. PRDH/ Repertoire des Actes de Bapteme, Mariage, et Sepulture, et des Recensements de Quebec Ancien XVIIe Siecle, Jacques Legare & Hubert Charbonneau, Les Presses de Université de Montréal, Montreal, Québec (PRDH-IGD Individual and Marriage Records)
  12. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899Q-C9MK-V?cc=1321742&wc=HCHQ-DP8%3A17758701%2C17758702%2C19007701 : 16 July 2014), Rivière-Ouelle > Notre-Dame-de-Liesse > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1751-1796 > image 482 of 739; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  13. Sépulture-Funeral image IGD
  14. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99Q-CDMQ?cc=1321742&wc=HC2F-SP8%3A17758701%2C17758702%2C19998901 : 16 July 2014), Rivière-Ouelle > Notre-Dame-de-Liesse > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1816-1833 > image 693 of 720; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  15. Sépulture-Funeral Marie Josephte Soucy image IGD
  16. Gabriel, Michael P., Ed. Québec During The American Invasion, 1775-1776: The Journal of François Baby, Gabriel Taschereau, & Jenkin Williams. Michigan State University Press: East Langsing, MI, 2005:109-112


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The definition of Patriotic service is anyone who has rendered aide to the American cause. A veteran would be someone who formally joined the cause and served in the military. Many of which were born in Canada and returned to Canada.
posted by Susan Pombrio
excuse me for asking, but how can he be deemed to have performed patriotic service in the US revolution when he was not then or later resident of that country?
posted by Danielle Liard
merge into Bérubé-119 since the name takes accents.
posted by Danielle Liard
Berube-701 and Bérubé-119 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by Dave Rutherford
Replaced father Bérubé-105 with Bérubé-543

S. L.

posted by Serge Langlois