Basile Bechard
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Basile Bechard (1786 - 1853)

Basile Bechard
Born in Ste Marguerite de Blairfindie, L'Acadie, St. Jean, Bas Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Oct 1809 in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie, L'Acadie, St-Jean, Québec, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Pain Court, Dover, Kent County, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Sep 2009
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Biography

Basile Béchard, fils ainé de Theodore Bechard et Marguerite Remillard naquit le 21 décembre 1786 à Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfinidie, L'Acadie, St-Jean, Québec.

Le 2 octobre 1809, il épousa Josephte Giroux, fille de Basile Giroux et Elizabeth Dupille.

Avant d'émigrer en Ontario, il avait été cultivateur à L'Acadie ou tous ses enfants sont nés. Basile et Josephte éleverent 13 enfants, 3 mourant en bas âge, 4 garcons et 6 filles.

  1. Damase (1810-1810)
  2. Florence (1811-)
  3. Anasthasie (1813-1890)
  4. Phébée (Phoebe) (1815-1854)
  5. Chrysanthe (1816-1868)
  6. Hermengilde (Minnie) (1818-1895)
  7. Calixte (1819-1897)
  8. Moise (Jean Moise) (1822-1898)
  9. Cyprien (1824-1893)
  10. Marcelline (1826-1826)
  11. Marie Josephte (Josephine) (1827-1912)
  12. Julien (1829-1830)
  13. Rosalie (1831-1923)

Les Béchards ont fait leur apparition dans la péninsule du Sud-Ouest Ontarien en 1834. Il demeurèrent à Windsor jusqu'en 1838, avant de finalement s'établir dans le comté de Kent, plus spécialement à Pain Court. Grâce à ses 4 garcons qui ne tardèrent pas à prendre épouse, et à élever de nombreuse familles, Basile Béchard est devenu le patriarche d'une très nombreuse progéniture. (Il va sans dire qu'il ne faut pas passer sous silence les familles de ses filles aussi).

Basile est décédé en octobre 1853, et fut enterré au cimetière paroissial.


Basile Béchard, was born in 1786 in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie, L'Acadie, St-Jean, Québec, and was one of the early settlers of Dover township, Ontario. He was the son of Theodore Bechard and Marguerite Remillard.

After reaching manhood Basile chose farming for his occupation and followed that calling for the most part during his active career.

He married Josephine (Josephte / Josette) Giroux, in 1809 in Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfinidie, L'Acadie and of this union were born four sons and six daughters.

In 1834, with his wife and 10 children, he came to the Windsor/Detroit region, and, as there were no facilities for travel at that time, the journey was made part way by carts and part by water. In 1838 Mr. Béchard and his family settled in Dover township, Kent County, upon a 200 acre tract of wild land in Pain Court, which was then a howling wilderness, not a tree having been cut upon the place. There he engaged in agricultural pursuits for the rest of his life. Upon his death his land was divided among his four sons.

He died in 1853, and was buried in Pain Court.

(Commemorative Biographical Record Of The County Of Kent Ontario, by J.H. Beers & Co., published 1901. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES; page 381-382)

Sources

  • Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967, Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Registre Paroisse, St-Pierre, Kent, Ontario
  • Repertoire des naissances, baptemes, mariages et sepultures, Paroisse L'Immaculée Conception, Pain Court, Kent, Ontario; (1851-1988); ABBR 54; Société Franco-Ontarienne d'Histoire et de Généalogie, Ottawa,; Ontario, (Published 1990, Collection Paroisses de I'Ontario francais #20), ISBN 0823-1575. Citant: Béchard, Basile - s: 23--10-1853, 66 ans. m: Josette Giroux (02-10-1809, L'Acadie, PQ). Parents: Theodore Giroux & Marguerite Remillard.


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