Names

Names are complicated in genealogy.  It is hard to find a relative who is referred to by only one name — even among the men.  So this is the place that I will list a person by their tag and give their aliases.  Hopefully this will simplify my prose elsewhere.

In general I have decided to call people by their name of origin, so even women are tagged by their birth name if I can find it.

Adele Charbonneau (1854-1921) This is a tough call, but I assume this was her birth name.  She is rumored to have been born in Vermont.  She married twice.  First to Eduoard Boisvert/Edward Greenwood in 1871, and second to Gilbert Boucher (or Busha) in 1899.  My grandmother knew her grandmother’s maiden name to be Adele “Libby” Coleman.  AC is also found in records as Lydia and Elizabeth.

Angel Desrocher (1780-1857) Born Angel Houde dit Desrocher.  I have simplified for clarity.  She married Antoine Boisvert.

Anne Hayot (1640-????) Tanguay refers to her this way.  She married Etienne Denevers, and later Leonard Dubord.

Anne Ledet Tanguay refers to her this way.  She married Jean Nepveu, and later Gilles Pinel.

Anne Sylvestre (1674-17??) Born Marie-Anne Sylvestre in Sillery, I simplified her name for clarity.  She married Pierre Pichet (II).

Antoine Boisvert (1779-1834) Born Joseph Antoine Boisverd in Quebec (Ste-Croix parish), he goes by Antoine Boisvert for most of his life.  His wife is Angel Desrocher.

Arthur Greenwood (1886-1960) Born in Adams, Massachusetts.  Bachelor son of Adele Charbonneau and Eduoard Boisvert.

Barbe Nepveu (1653-1729) Tanguay refers to her this way.  Born in Quebec, she married Nicolas Sylvestre.

Catherine Durand (1639-????) She is referred to this way in Tanguay.  She married Pierre Pichet (I).

Catherine Pichet (1710-17??) Born Marie-Catherine Pichet.  I have simplified her name for clarity.  She married Louis Boisvert (I).

Eduoard Boisvert (1848-1888)  Born Eduoard Boisvert in Canada, he later anglicized his name to Edward Greenwood while living in the U.S.  His wife was Adele Charbonneau.

Elizabeth Choret (1701-17??). Referred to as Marie-Elizabeth Choret in Tanguay.  I have simplified her name for clarity.  She married Joseph Biron.

Etienne Boisvert (1660-1731) Tanguay refers to him as Etienne DeNevers dit Boisvert.  I have simplified his name for clarity.  His wife was Jeanne Lemay.

Etienne Denevers (1622-????) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Anne Hayot.

Eugenie Greenwood (1881-1942) Born Josephine Greenwood in Adams, MA.  She married Isador Merlet, Jr.

Euphemie Leborgne (1820-187?) Born Genevieve Euphemie Leborgne in Miquelon, France (a tiny island off Canada near Nova Scotia.)  She seems to have dropped Genevieve for most of her life. She married Hubert Boisvert and went by the name Phebe Burns in the U.S.

George Greenwood (1876-19??)  Born in Adams, MA.  His wife was Nora Walsh.

Hubert Boisvert (1816 -1866)  Born Louis Hubert Boisvert in Quebec (Ste-Croix parish.)  He often dropped the Louis.  I drop the Louis because there are too many “Louis” in his family line.  Hubert distinguishes him from the others.  His wife was Euphemie Leborgne.

Jean Lerouge (1639-1712) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Jeanne Poitevin.

Jean Nepveu (16??-16??) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Anne Ledet.

Jeanne Lemay (1666 or 1672-17??) Tanguay and Jette refer to her as Marie-Jeanne Lemay.  I have simplified her name for clarity.  She married Etienne Boisvert.

Jeanne Poitevin (1640-????) Tanguay refers to her this way.  She married Jean Lerouge.

Joseph Biron (turn of 16-17th century-after 1723)  Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Elizabeth Choret.

Louis Boisvert (II) (1732-before 1822) Born Louis Boisvert in Quebec (Ste-Croix parish.)  His wife was Louise Biron.

Louis Boisvert (I) (169?-17??)  Tanguay refers to him as Louis Denevers dit Boisvert, but he is usually seen in primary sources as Louis Boisvert.  His wife was Catherine Pichet.

Louise Biron (17??-1822) Married Louis Boisvert (II) as Elizabeth Marie Louise Biron.  I have simplified for clarity.

Mary Dobbins (1904-1982)  Born Mary Elizabeth Dobbins.  Eldest daughter of Mary Greenwood and P. James Dobbins.

Mary Greenwood (1874-1959)  Born Mary E. Boisvert, or Mary Phoebe Greenwood when Anglicized, she was usually called “Minnie” by family.  She married P. James Dobbins.

Marguerite Lerouge (1665-????) Tanguay refers to her this way.   She married Robert Choret.

Michelle Dutost (1639-????)  Tanguay refers to her as Marie-Michelle Dutost (and there seems to be some confusion with Michelle Ouinville.)  I have simplified for clarity.  She married Michel Lemay.

Michel Lemay (1630-????) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Michelle Dutost.

Nicolas Sylvestre (1644-1729) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Barbe Nepveu.

P. James Dobbins (1872-1934)  His wife was Mary “Minnie” Greenwood.

Pierre Pichet (II) (1674-17??) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His wife was Anne Sylvestre.

Pierre Pichet (I) (1636-????) Tanguay refers to him this way.  His second wife was Catherine Durand.

Robert Choret (1648-????) Tanguay says this is his name.  His wife second wife was Marguerite Lerouge.

2 thoughts on “Names

  1. Yvonne says:

    Hi, Leslie. I found your ancestor Hubert Boisvert in Ancestry’s database “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”. He was born 24 March 1816 and baptised 27 March 1816 in the community of Ste-Croix in Lotbinière County, Quebec. He died 7 June 1866 and was buried 9 June 1866 in St-Felix-de-Valois parish church of Kingsey, Drummond County, Quebec.

  2. leslie frank says:

    Yvonne, what great news to wake up to this morning! Thank you so much. I can’t wait to successfully replicate your search. I got the birth and baptism records but the death record keeps giving me trouble. All I can find is an infant Louis who dies in January 1866 in a different parish. I am looking forward to giving this more time later today!

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