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Fleur-de-LysThe Family History ofFleur-de-Lys
Étienne Lévesque and Arthémise Dumais

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This Page is Dedicated
to My Mother Rosanna Lévesque LeBlanc.
My Mother's great love for all of us was immense.
Through her, we found a strength that only comes from
great love of family.


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Rose Lévesque

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50th-Mémère-Pépère
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of
Arthémise Dumais Lévesque and Etienne Lévesque
Witnesses: Béatrice Dumais Monfet and Philibert Monfet
In the Background ~ Claudia Lévesque Delcour

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Arthémise Dumais and Étienne Lévesque came to Lawrence, Massachusetts, with their parents while teenagers. I now know that both families arrrived in Lawrence around 1890. In the City Directories - the streets all of the people named people lived on were the same. So they were all neighbors and even some of the men were boarders in one of the great grandmother's homes (the mother of Étienne Lévesque). Too, I now believe that some of them were already related as cousins. Taking in boarders was common in those days as others arrived from Canada and elsewhere. As I write the history of my family, I cannot help but believe that is how they all met and fell in love and got married. Family bonds were so strong in those days that families lived together in the same neighborhoods as much as possible. As I read of the different places my grandparents - Étienne and Arthémise Lévesque moved to, I also see that the addresses of their children and their spouses change to the same locale and sometimes to the very same house as theirs. Of course, I would be remiss not to recognize that there were also many
marriages among cousins, etc. It is a fasicinating and
awesome happening to be able to touch the history of my grandparents and parents and all of our ancestors that spans over hundreds of years. It is very moving to retrace the footprints of their lives and to see where it all leads.

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Maison St-Sulpice

Home of the Robert Lévesque Family in France

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Our Lévesque Genealogy thus far is as follows spanning eleven generations thus far.

Pierre Lévesque born unknown. Married Marie Gaumont born unknown.

Robert Léveque was born in 1645 and originated from Normandy as a msater carpenter. He was the son of Pierre and of Marie Gaumont(sometimes written Caumont) of St. Sulpice, Rouen, France. He married at Ange-Gardien on 22 April 1679 to Jeanne LeChevalier, daughter of Jean and of Marguerite Scorman (dit: Romain) of Saint-Nicolas de Coutances, Marne,France. Elsewhere, I have read that she was from St-Jacques de Dieppe diocese of Rouen, Normandie. They raised six children Three sons married and carried the name of Lévesque for future generations. Robert Lévesque was buried at Rivière-Ouèlle on 3 September 1699. Jeanne LeChevalier was the widow of Guillaume Lecanteur.


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Pierre-Joachim was the son of Robert Lévesque and Jeanne LeChevalier. He married Angélique Letarte on 30 June 1705 at L'Ange Gardien, QC. She was the daughter of Charles and Marie Maheu.


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Antoine Lévesque the son of Pierre-Joachim and Angélique. He married Geneviève Autin on 1 August 1748 in Kamouraska. She was the daughter of Jean-François and Claire-Françoise Levasseur.


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Patrice Lévesque was the son of Antoine and Geneviève Autin. He married Victoire Lavoie on 20 November 1780 in Rivière- Ouèlle, QC. Her parents were Augustin and Françoise Bérubé.

If you descend from Patrice, as my family does, you descend
from Charlemagne as well. To see the descendancy from
Charlemagne lived 742-814 A.D. He was known as Charles I, King of the Franks and of the West (768-814 A.D.); Emperor of the West (800-814 A.D.) He established the Holy Roman Empire. He was also known as Charles the Great (To see descendancy chart click on theFamily Tree Maker at the sidebar.



Lambert Lévesque married Henriètte Pastourel on 16 November 1818 in Kamouraska. Lambert was the son of Patrice Lévesque. Henriètte's parents were Guillaume and Geneviève Briand.

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Étienne Lévesque, Sr. was Lambert's son and he married Philomène Phocas-Raymond a.k.a. Renault. (Her parents: Michel Phocas/Raymond and Elise Dumais). Marriage date: 24 October
1859 in St-Octave de Métis, QC.


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Étienne and Philomène lived in Lawrence,Massachusetts, also having come here from Baie-des-Sables, P.Q., Canada. Étienne Lévesque, Sr. appears in the Lawrence Directory for the first time in 1891, the same year that Georges Dumais is listed for the first time. Was this coincidence? Or were they related?

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Étienne Lévesque, "Sr." died at 72 years old on 2 July 1903. So I estimate he was born in 1831. His wife Philomène, died at 79 years of age on 12 August 1922. And according to City Directories, took in boarders for livelihood. I estimate she was born in 1833.

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Étienne Lévesque and Philomène had two sons: Étienne and Joseph. Étienne was my grandfather.

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Étienne Lévesque married Arthémise Dumais on 15 October 1895 at Ste Anne's Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts. As stated, he was the son of Étienne and Philomène and Arthémise was the daughter of Georges Dumais and Sara Demers. Note: From some documents I've been able to access, it seems that Étienne gave his name
as Stephen Lévesque when he married Arthémise.

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If you think you might be related, I would be happy to share more family information to the present generation. For privacy reasons of the living, that information has not been removed from this page.

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Now I continue to do research on the following surnames:

Amand, Arsenau, Autin, Béliveau, Bérubé, Boudreau, Boudrot, Bourque, Cormier, Dumais, Demers, Gaudet, Gaumont, Gautreau, Grant, Lafleur, Landry, Lavoie, LeBlanc, Letarte, Levasseur, Lévesque, Marquis, Matheu, Mercier, Michaud, Pastourel, Raymond-Phocos, Plourde, Richard, Scorban(Scorman), Thériot and many more Acadian and French Canadian surnames.


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If anybody reading this believes we could be related, please email me. It would be greatly appreciated! I would be happy to share whatever information I have.

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NOTE: Please do not take any of this family information without asking. If you are connected to this family, I would love to hear from you. I am always willing to share and exchange information. Recently, I have found my parents, my siblings and myself on other web sites. Researchers should always observe the genealogists rules of netiquette and should always ask for permission. Thank you for understanding. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


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