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).
1881 Canada census.
|Event Place:||Lot 44, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Event Place -Original-:||Lot 44, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Birthplace:||Prince Edward Island|
|Head of Household Name:||Rueben Chevere|
|Rueben Chevere||80||Male||Prince Edward Island|
|Magaret Chevere||82||Female||Prince Edward Island|
|Oliver Chevere||48||Male||Prince Edward Island|
|Agnes Chevere||49||Female||Prince Edward Island|
|Frank Chevere||22||Male||Prince Edward Island|
|Mary Chevere||10||Female||Prince Edward Island|
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