First Generation

Robert COLARD was born in 1714 in Lisieux, Normandie, France. He married Catherine DUFRESNE before 31 December 1744 in an unknown location. Catherine was born in 1716 in Lisieux, Normandie, France. (2)

Second Generation

François COLARD was born in 1732 in the Diocese of Lisieux, Normandie, France. He married Marguerite BALAN LACOMBE, daughter of Jean Baptiste BALAN LACOMBE & Marguerite HELIE BRETON, on 30 May 1756 in Yamachiche, Québec. Marguerite was born in 1732. They had eleven children. Claude Joseph was the second child. (2)

Third Generation

Claude Joseph COLARD was born and baptized on 13 May 1758 in Yamachiche, Québec. He married Marie Josephe FAFARD LONVAL on 18 October 1779 in Rivière-du-Loup (Louiseville), Québec. Marie Josephe died on 13 and was buried on 15 December 1817 in Rivière-du-Loup (Louiseville), Québec. Claude Joseph died on 23 and was buried on 25 July 1835 in St-Leon-le-Grande, Maskinongé, Québec. (2)
   Children: Marie Euprhosine was born on 11 February 1781 in Rivière-du-Loup; Joseph was born on 26 September 1782 in Rivière-du-Loup; François was born on 7 December 1785 in Terrebonne, Québec.

Marie Josephe FAFARD LONVAL had first married Jean MAILLET, son of Jean Jacques MAILLET & Ursule BLANCHARD on 19 February 1776 in Rivière-du-Loup (Louiseville). They had a daughter Josephe who was born on 18 and baptized on 19 November 1776 in Rivière-du-Loup, (Louiseville), Québec. (1)(2)

Fourth Generation

Joseph COLARD was born on 26 September 1782 in Saint Antoine, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec. on 30 April 1804 St-Léon-le-Grand de Maskinongé, Québec. Louise, daughter of Jean Baptiste GUÉRIN & Louise DUPAUL DUPOL, was born on 25 December 1786 in Laprairie, Québec. Louise died on 15 November 1848 in St-Aimé, Massueville, Richelieu, Québec. Then, Joseph married Thérèse GIGUÈRE, daughter of François GIGUÈRE & Thérèse ALEXANDER, on 19 January 1852 in St-Aimé, Massueville, Richelieux, Québec. Jean Baptiste died in 1861. (1)(2)

Fifth Generation

Jean Baptiste COLLARD was born on 6 and baptized on 7 March 1812 in St-Léon-le-Grand de Maskinongé, Québec. He married Marie Catherine TEROU FERRON on 3 February 1834 in St-Léon-le-Grand de Maskinongé, Québec. Marie Catherine, daughter of Joseph FERRON & Catherine GRENIER, was born in 1808 in St-Léon-le-Grand de Maskinongé, Québec. (2)

Sixth Generation

Jean Baptiste COLLARD was born on 18 October 1834 in St-Michel d'Yamaska. He married Philomène SALVAS on 21 March 1859 in St-Aimé de Masseuville, Co. Richelieu, Québec. Philomène was born on 22 June 1838 in St-Aimé de Masseuville, Co. Richelieu, Québec. She died on 18 March 1917 in Phenix, West Warwick, RI. He died before 1895. (1)(2)

Seventh Generation

Joseph COLLARD was born on 4 January 1860 in St-Aimé, Massueville, Richelieu, Québec. He married Rosilda LACROIX, daughter of Salime LACROIX & Deline TOUSSAINT in 1880 in St-Nazaire d'Acton, Québec. Rosilda was born on 14 February 1861 in Marieville, Rouville, Québec. Rosilda died on 17 August 1936 in West Warwick, RI. Joseph died on 18 December 1937 in West Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. They immigrated to the United States in 1903. (1)(4)

Eighth Generation

Théophile COLLARD was born on 24 May 1903 at St-Nazaire d'Acton, Bagot, Québec. He married Marie Alice Bertha LAVALLÉE, daughter of Joseph Olivier LAVALLÉE & Elvina SALVAS in the parish of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Phénix, West Warwick, RI. Théophile died on 6 April 1950 in Coventry, RI. Alice was born on 7 January 1905 in Mapleville, Burriville, RI. Alice died on 30 September 2001 in Coventry, RI. They had four children: Bertha E. MASSÉ, Donat T., Leo N. and Paul A. (1)(4)(5)
Note: Alice was Annette Lavallée Leveillée's aunt - sister of her father Wildred Lavallée.


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(1) Drouin documents copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.
(2) PRDH - Université de Montréal.
(3) website
(4) Data from various family members over the years.
(5) Burials of Potvin Funeral Home, West Warwick, RI, p. 332.