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Urbain Cheverie (abt. 1801 - 1899)

Capt. Urbain (Reuben) Cheverie
Born about in Prince Edward Islandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at about age 98 in Rollo Bay parish, Prince Edward Islandmap
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Note that the surname "Detcheverry" (various spellings) evolved into "Cheverie" (also varously spelled) in some lines.

MacIsaac & DesRoches (see Sources) say that Reuben was born 29 Sep 1795, son of Henri Michael Detcheverry and Euphrosine Landry, and that he passed away on 3 Jan 1900. (Note that this would have made him 104 at his death.) They list him as follows: "Reuben (Rhuben) (Chiverie) (Capt) Cheverie", omitting "Detcheverry". They list his four children, also, as Cheverie, which indicates that the name shift was completed in Reuben's time.

Jean Bernard, however, uses materials from Stephen A. White and primary sources. He reports that the actual name was Urbain "dit" (meaning "known as") Reuben, born at Petite-Rivière, Prince Edward Island, "around 1801," and appearing in the 1881 census of Canada as age 80. He was seemingly the first-born of 7 children of Michel Cheverie & Euphrosine Landry (same as the parents shown by MacIsaac & DesRoches). About 1830, he married Marguerite Chiasson, daughter of Raphael Chiasson & unnamed mother. Bernard shows 4 offspring, all boys. He died on Christmas Day 1899, at a recorded age of 104 and was buried the same day. That year of death was also reported in a Charlottetown PE newspaper (which appeared 4 Jan 1900).[1]

1881 Canada census.[2]


  1. Entered by John deRoche, Sep 8, 2016
  2. "Canada Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Rueben Chevere, Lot 44, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada; from "1881 Canadian Census." Database with images. Ancestry. ( : 2008); citing Rueben Chevere, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
    Name:Rueben Chevere
    Event Type:Census
    Event Date:1881
    Event Place:Lot 44, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Event Place -Original-:Lot 44, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada
    District Number:3
    Marital Status:Married
    Birth Date:1801
    Birthplace:Prince Edward Island
    Head of Household Name:Rueben Chevere
    Family Number:60
    Household Members
    Rueben Chevere80MalePrince Edward Island
    Magaret Chevere82FemalePrince Edward Island
    Oliver Chevere48MalePrince Edward Island
    Agnes Chevere49FemalePrince Edward Island
    Frank Chevere22MalePrince Edward Island
    Mary Chevere10FemalePrince Edward Island
  • Bernard, Jean. 2012. Généalogie des familles acadiennes de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard c. 1764 - c. 1900. Vol. III. Baie de Malpèque, PE: Published by the author. Pages 1197 & 1200-1201.
  • MacIsaac, John, & Lillian DesRoches. 2007. “The Descendants of Georges DesRoches.” Accessed online 7 Jul 2012 at [1].

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Cheverie-42 and Cheverie-2 appear to represent the same person because: They are identical persons. Cheverie=42 was formerly Detcheverry-12. misinterpreted the Wikitree message, i think/ I believe it referred to the creation of Cheverie-42 from Detcheverry-12. I clicked on Cheverie-2, & found that it uis still standing on its own.
posted by John DeRoche
This merge of Detcheverry-12 into Cheverie-2 should now proceed. I have found supplementary information on Detcheverry-12 (aka Reuben Cheverie), which I’ve added as a new paragraph in his Bio, and I have made corresponding revisions to Detcheverry-12, including revising his birth surname to Cheverie, which makes him into "Cheverie-42" (until he gets merged into Cheverie-2).
posted by John DeRoche

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