First Generation

Pierre COUC dit LAFLEUR was born around 1624, in Cognac, Saintes, Saintonge,(Xaintes, Xaintonge) Charente, France. He was mentioned as a soldier and interepreter at Trois-Rivières on 24 August 1651. He was also a farmer. For a time, he was also employed as a "coureur de bois". He married Marie MITE8AMEG8K8E (pronounced: mee-tee-wa-mee-gou-kwee)
on 16 April 1657 in the Cathedral de L'Assomption in Trois-Rivières, Québec. She was born around 1631-1632 in the "Nations des Ouionontateronon"(Huron word for Weskarini Band of the Algonkin Tribe), in the area between the Ottawa and the St-Maurice rivers in Québec. (42) She was baptized 6 November 1650 in Montréal. According to the Census 1681, Marie and her husband Pierre COUC were living in St-François-du-Lac. She died on 8 January 1699 and was buried in Trois-Rivières, Québec. Pierre died and was buried in April 1690 in St-François-du-Lac. (1)(2)

Second Generation

Marie Angélique COUC was born in 1661 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, St-Maurice, Québec. She was also known as Angélique COUCQ. She married François DELPÉ MONTOUR aka St-Cerny/St-Sorny/St-Serny 30 August 1682 in the parish of St-Pierre, Sorel, Comté Richelieu. François DELPÉ was born in 1646 in St-Cerny, in Périgord, Guyenne. He died on 14 and was buried on 15 December 1725 in the parish of L'Immaculuée Conception de Trois-Rivières. She died and was buried on 7 January 1750, Pointe-du-Lac, County St-Maurice, Québec, Canada.

Third Generation

Maurice MONTOUR-DELPÉE was born and baptized on 19 June 1703 in Trois-Rivières. He married Thérèse-Véronique PETIT on 27 July 1729 in the church of "Immaculée Conception", Trois-Rivières, Québec.(2). Thérèse PETIT was born 19 Feb 1710 and baptized on 19 Jun 1710 in Trois-Rivières. He died on 12 and was buried 13 May 1749 in the parish of La Visitation, at Pointe-du-Lac, Co. St-Maurice. She died and was buried on 8 March 1769 in St-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup, Québec.(1)(2)

Fourth Generation

Charles MONTOUR ST-CERNY DELPÉ was born before 1731. He married Louise Marie Josephe DÉRY DHERY on 27 September 1756 in Pointe-du-Lac, Québec. Louise Marie, daughter of Maurice DÉRY & Marie Thérèse MORISSEAU, was born in December 1730 in Trois-Rivières. Louise Marie died on 9 February 1784 in St-Philippe, Laprairie, Québec.
Charles then married Marie Marguerite BARBEAU BOISDORE, on m7 March 1791 in St-Constant, Laprairie. Marie Marguerite, the daughter of Jean Baptiste BARBEAU BOISDORE & Marie Marguerite GAGNÉ BELEVANCE, was born on 18 August 1751 in Laprairie, Québec. Marie was the widow of Pierre LEMIEUX. Charles died on 6 October 1797 in St-Constant, Laprairie, Québec. Marie Marguerite died on 4 February 1810 in St-Constant, Laprairie, Québec. (2)(3)

Fifth Generation

Pierre MONTOUR was born on 23 October 1765 in Yamachiche, Québec. He married Marie Louise ROBIDOUX on 24 October 1796 in St-Philippe, Laprairie, Québec. Marie Louise was born on 25 February 1776 in St-Philippe, Laprairier, Québec. Pierre died on 5 April 1817 in St-Constant, Laprairie, Québec. Marie Louise was buried on 14 May 1851 in St-Constant, Québec. (2)(3)(4)

Sixth Generation

Peter Pierre RAYMOND, son of Jean ALEXANDRE RAYMOND & Marie Anne MIGOUX, was born on 3 July 1798 in St-Constant, Québec. He married Julia MONTOUR on 20 May 1822 in St-Constant, Québec. M. Julia MARTON was baptized on 31 July 1804 in St-Philippe, Laprairie, Québec. Julia died on 17 January 1880 in St-Constant, Québec. Peter died on 12 May 1882 in St-Contant, Québec. Both were buried in St.John's Old Roman Catholic Cemetery, Plattsburgh, Clinton Country, NY.(3)(4)(5)

Seventh Generation

Francis ALEXANDER was born on 6 May 1840 in Keeseville, Clinton County, New York. He married Marie Constance Julia RAYMOND on 25 October 1858 in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Plattsburg, Clinton County, New York. Frank was a farmer. Marie Constance was born on 4 July 1841 in St-Édouard, Napierville, Québec. She died at Saranac, Clinton County, New York. Francis died on 14 June 1889 in Saranac, Clinton County, New York.
In the 1880 US Federal Census, there are three children listed: Julia Alexander 18, George Alexander 11, Herbert Alexander 1. Frank is listed as 40; Julia as 38. (3)(5)

Eighth Generation

Joseph Albert ALEXANDER was also known as Herbert J. ALEXANDER was born on 6 May 1879 in Redford, Clinton County, New York. He died on 16 December 1970, in Champlain, Clinton County, New York. He married Amanda Maude SUPRENANLT in 1901 in Redford, New York. They had seven children: Wade, Ward, Norman, Mark, Lawrence, Raymond and Lydia. Maude, daughter of George SUPRENAN & Olive was born in the Township of Saranac. She died on 23 August 1949 in Schenectady, New York. Herbert J. died on 16 December 1970, Clinton County, NY. (3)(5)
In the 1880 US Federal Census for George Superna in Saranac, Clinton, NY: George 24, William Superna 72, Olive Superna 21, George H. Superna 1.
In the 1900 US Federal Census for George Supernan in Saranac, Clinton, NY: George (b. Dec 1857) 42, Olive 40 (married in 1878, for 22 years), Maud 19, Elmer 16, Elsie 8, Edgard 6, Julius Supernan 19.
In the 1910 US Federal Census for George Surpravant in Saranac, Clinton, NY: George 53, Olive 51, Elmer 26, Elsie 18, Edgard 14.
In the 1920 US Federal Census for George Sufernalt in Saranac, Clinton, NY: George 63, Olive 60, George 41, Elmon 34, Edger 25. (5)

Ninth Generation

Norman William ALEXANDER was born 7 November 1912 in Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York. He married Florence Agnès LÉVEILLÉ on 7 February 1941 in St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. Forence was born on 25 December 1921 in Moffitsville, New York. Forence's baptism sponsors were Thomas & Anna Lavallé. Norman died on 17 October 1981 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. Florence died on 6 June 1991, in Albany, New York. (3)(6)

Florence's parents, Francis LÉVEILLÉ & Elise RACICOT, changed their names from LÉVEILLÉ to SMART. When Florence graduated, on 21 June 1940, from Sallaz Academy in Redford, New York, she used the name Florence S. SMART. On her daughter RoseMarie's birth certificate, she used Florence Agnes LÉVEILLÉ.

Tenth Generation

RoseMarie ALEXANDER married Anthony COWHAM


Eric Andrew Harlow
Jenifer Louise Harlow Fields
Jeremy Walter Cowham,
Adrian-Walter Mfundisi Cowham
Rachael-Joy Florence Cowham

Allan Morris ALEXANDER born 8 April 1946 in Syracuse New York. (3)


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(1) Drouin documents copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.
(2) PRDH - Université de Montréal.
(3) Data in an email from RoseMarie Alexander Cowham, February 2013.
(4) Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967.
(5) Data in an email from Colleen Martineau, March 2013.
(6) Obituaries from Schenectady and Plattsburg, New York.

Maude Alexander; Schenectady Gazette Wednesday August 24th 1949 "City Official's Mother dies at her home"
Mrs Herbert Alexander, 68, mother of City Purchasing Agent Ward Alexander, died yesterday at her home at 1026 Albany Street following an illness of several months. Mrs Alexander was born in the Township of Saranac and was a former resident of Redford, NY. She had lived in Schenectady for the past six years and was a member of St Luke's Church. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Alexander; seven sons; Wade Alexander of Horneil NY, Ward, Lawrence and Mark Alexander of this city, Clarence Alexander of Saranac, Norman Alexander of Dayton Ohio, and Raymond Alexander of Lockport; one daughter Mrs George Miller of Syracuse, a sister Mrs Louis Recett; and a brother Edgar Suprenant of Redford. The Funeral service will be held Friday at 9AM at the home of her son Clarence at Saranac. At 9:30AM, a requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption at Saranac and interment will be at Redford. The Clarence Alexander home at Saranac will be open tonight and tomorrow evening for the convenience of friends.



Herbert J. Alexander; Press Republican Thursday Dec 24, 1970 ;
SARANAC - Funeral services for Herbert J Alexander, 91, who died Dec 16 at Cedar Hedge Nursing Home were held Friday morning at the Church of the Assumption in Redford. The Rev Edward Delaney, pastor, was celebrant of the Mass. Bearers were Derrick Venne, Bernard Racette, Edgar Surprenant and John Bailey. The body was placed in the vault to await spring burial.



SCHENECTADY - Norman Alexander of Rexford died on Tuesday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Saranac Lake, the son of Herbert and Maude (Supernault) Alexander. He married Florence Leveille. Mr Alexander was a sales engineer for N.W. Alexander Associated of Redford. He attended SUNY at Plattsburg, Albany and Buffalo. Before going into private business, he was a professor of electronics at Union College in Schenectady. Survivors include his wife; one son Allan of Albany; one daughter Mrs Anthony (Rose-Marie) Cowham of California; three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Mark all of Florida; one sister Mrs Lydia Miller of Florida; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 7-9 PM today at Light's Funeral Home at 1428 State Street, Schenectady. Services will be 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Church for a mass of Christian burial. Burial will follow at St Joseph's Cemetery in Schenectady.



Plattsburg Press - Republican Saturday July 23, 1949
Frank Smart, of Saranac, a retired farmer, died at the Physiscian's Hospital yesterday afternoon after a short illness. His age was 76 Mr Smart was born at Saranac October 21st 1872 and had been a farmer most of his life. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Francis and Raymond of Redford, Henry of Dannemora, Louis of Cadyville and Bernard of Saranac; three daughters Mrs Joseph Oshier of this city, Mrs Norman Alexander of Syracuse and Miss Marie Smart of Saranac; one sister Miss Lucy Smart, Plattsburg. Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Assumption at Redford Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot in the church cemetery. The body is at the residence of the deceased.



Plattsburg Press - Republican Monday September 29 1958
Mrs Alice Smart, widow of Frank Smart of Saranac, died in Physiscian's Hospital early Sunday morning, September 28th 1958 after a short illness. She was born in Saranac January 10th 1885, daughter of Charles and Louise (Corron) Rascoe. She is survived by five sons; Francis Smart of Redford, Henry of Dannemora, Lewis of Cadyville, Bernard of Clayburg and Raymond of Saranac; three daughters, Mrs Emma Oshier of West Chazy, Mrs Florence Alexander of Redford and Mrs Marie Macey of Saranac; 32 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Also five brothers, Henry and Frank Rascoe of Morrisonville, Victor of Rouses Point, Leo of Schenectady and Mose of Saranac, and four sisters Mrs Thomas LaValley, Mrs Samuel LaVarnway all of Morrisonville, and Mrs Edmond Parrot of Saranac. The body was taken to her home in Saranac. A funeral mass will be sung in the Church of the Assumption, Redford at 10am Tuesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Redford.



Plattsburg Daily Press Monday August 17 1931
Mrs Louise Rascoe, who passed away at her home at RFD No 4, Plattsburg, was laid to rest Thursday morning in the cemetery at Redford. Services were held at St Alexander's church in Morrisonville and also at the grave at Redford. Rev Father Gobet and Rev Father Laramie officiated. Mrs Rascoe leaves to mourn her loss six sons, Joseph and Mose of Saranac Lake, Henry, Frank and Leo of Plattsburg, and Victor of Hadley; five daughters Mrs Frank Smart and Mrs Edmund Parotte of Saranac, Mrs Thomas Lavalley and Mrs Mose Sears of Plattsburg and Mrs Samuel Lavarnway of West Chazy. Four brothers Mose, Frank, Zephur and John Corron and one sister Mrs Fred Sears also survive beside 44 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Mrs Rascoe's six sons acted as pall bearers. She was a devout member of the Rosary Society of Morrisonville and of the Union of Prayer of Redford and will be deeply missed by her many friends and relatives.