ANCESTRAL LINEAGE

RENÉ GÉRARD LÉVEILLÉE

TENTH GENERATION

1408. Blaise FOURQUIN married Claude PIROT before 1660 in Lorraine, France. (1)
Ancestor of the grandfather Louis Pierre Léveillée.

NINTH GENERATION

Pierre FOURQUIN dit LÉVEILLÉE married Anne PHÉLISSE 25 February 1685 in the parish of St-Privat, ville (town) de Vitée, diocèse de (diocese of) Toul, Lorraine, France. (1)(2)

EIGHTH GENERATION

Pierre FOURQUIN dit LÉVEILLÉE. was baptized on 24 January 1686 in St-Private, Vittel, France. FOURQUAIN dit LÉVEILLÉ. He married Barbe PHÉLISSE before 31 December 1723 in Vittel, Diocèse de Toul, Vosges, Lorraine, France. Barbe was born in the eastern region of Lorraine, France. PRDH interpreted Barbe's last name as FÉLIX FÉLISSE. (2)(3)

SEVENTH GENERATION

Joseph François FOURQUIN dit LÉVEILLÉ was born on 22 & baptized on 23 April 1727 in St-Private, Vittel, diocese of Toul, Vosges, France. He married Marie Anne GIGUÈRE on 22 February 1762 in St-Michel, Yamaska, Québec. Marie Anne was born on 16 and baptized on 17 May 1739 in St-Michel d'Yamaska, Québec. Joseph died and was buried on 30 June 1773 in St-Michel d'Yamaska, Québec. Marie Anne died on 4 and was buried on 5 January 1802 in St-Michel d'Yamaska, Québec. (2)(3)(4)(5)

SIXTH GENERATION

Jacques Louis LÉVEILLÉE dit FOURQUIN was born 19 and baptized 20 November 1771 in the parish of St-Michel d'Yamaska, Québec.   He married Marie Catherine StGERMAIN dit GAUSSIN/GAUCIN on 15 January 1798 in St-Michel, Yamaska, Québec. Jacques married a second time to Marie Alexandre LALIBERTÉ on 30 November 1851 in St-Guillaume d'Upton. Jacques died on 11 and was buried on 13 July 1860 in St-David d'Yamaska.
Marie Catherine was born on 14 August and baptized 15 August 1779 in St-Michel d'Yamaska. Marie died on 8 and was buried 10 January 1845 in St-David d'Yamaska, Québec. (2)(3)(4)(5)

FIFTH GENERATION

Joseph LÉVEILLÉE was born 19 and baptized on 20 March 1813 in St-Michel d'Yamaska, Québec. Godparents were Jean-Baptiste BROUILLARD and Geneviève DANIS. (9) He first married Marie BROUILLARD, daughter of Félix BROUILLARD & Marie Louise ALEXANDRE, who was born and baptized on 23 July 1815 in St-Michel, on 18 October 1831 in St-Michel d'Yamaska, Québec.
Joseph married twice more: his second marriage to Émilie AUTOT (AUTOTTE) on 13 April 1874; his third marriage to Luce CARTIER on 12 April 1866. (1) He died on 25 was buried on 28 April 1902 in St-Aimé, Massueville, Richelieu County, Québec. (2)(3)(5)

FOURTH GENERATION

Antoine LÉVEILLÉE was born and baptized on 17 May 1834 in St-Michel d'Yamaska. Godparents were Antoine FOURQUIN-LÉVEILLÉ, his uncle, and Marguerite LÉVEILLÉE BROUILLARD, his aunt. (25) He married Sophie LAMBERT on 20 July 1852 in the Church of St-David, Yamaska, Québec. He was also known as Antoine FOURQUIN dit LÉVEILLÉ. (14) He died on 24 at the age of 45 years and was buried on 27 January 1880 in the cemetery of St-Aimé, Richelieu County, Québec. (3)(7)

THIRD GENERATION

Pierre Godfroid (Godefroy) FOURQUIN dit LÉVEILLÉE was born 5 and baptized on 6 September 1862 in St-Aimé.(14) Pierre, along with his parents, sisters and brothers, immigrated to the United States, to Harris Village, Coventry, RI, on 7 February 1869, through the port of St-Albans, Vermont. When his parents returned to St-Aimé in 1879, he remained in Harris, living at the top of Harris Street (the street of this author's youth). His first marriage was to Délia COLLE aka LACOLLE, 3 Jan 1885 in the mission church of Notre-Dame du Bon Conseil, Phenix, RI. He was naturalized as an American citizen on 22 December 1894 in Providence, Rhode Island.(17) He lived and worked for a contractor in Coventry and West Warwick, RI. He returned to St-Aimé by 1930, for he was a witness at his sister Sophie's wedding on 19 August 1930. Délia COLLE was born in 1862. Pierre and Délia had eight children. She died 7 and was buried on 10 July 1931 St-Aimé cemetery, Québec. (25) Upon his return to St-Aimé, Pierre married Edwige BIBEAU (BIBEAULT), widow of Norbert Ethier, on 15 September 1934. Pierre died on 29 October at age 77 and was buried on 31 October 1939 in the cemetery of St-Aimé. Edwige, who was born in 1861, died 5 and was buried on 9 January 1940 in St-Aimé. (2)(3)(5)

See a photo of their family.

SECOND GENERATION

Louis Pierre LÉVEILLÉE was born and baptized 12 February 1893 in St. John the Baptist Church, West Warwick, RI. Godparents were Louis Villiard & Célina Lacolle. His first marriage was to Rosilda Léose LAMOUREUX on 5 October 1914 in St. Louis Church, Woonsocket, RI. (23) They had eleven children: Eva, Léo, Cécile, Roland, Rita, Anita, Theresa, Edgar, Donald, Constance, and Roméo. They lived at 22 Harris Street, Harris Village, Coventry, RI. Roméo was a classmate of this author at the parish school of Notre-Dame from 1942-1950. Léose died in 1955 and is buried in St.Joseph's cemetery in West Warwick, RI.

FIRST GENERATION

Donald LÉVEILLÉE was born on 2 February 1929. He married Estelle LAROCQUE, daughter of Ephrem LARCOQUE & Marie PARÉ, on 27 November 1947 in St. John-the-Baptist Church in West Warwick, RI. Estelle was born 1 December 1926. Donald and Estelle had six children. She died 17 January 1989 in Warwick RI at the age of 62. She is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick RI on 20 January 1989. After Estelle died, Donald married Céleste Picard BÉLANGER in 1992. No children from this marriage. According to the 1935 Census, he was living at 27 Harris Street, Coventry, RI. In the US Census 1935, Donald's birth year is listed as 1928. (9)


     René Gérard LÉVEILLÉE was born in Providence. He married Louise Anne LANDRY at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Providence. They live in West Warwick, RI.

     Roger Louis LÉVEILLÉE was born in Providence on 30 March 1950 and died on 6 May 2003 in Neosho, MO. He was ordained in June 1979 By Bishop Bernard Law at St.John-the-Baptist in West Warwick, RI. He served as parish priest in the diocese of Springfield, MO.
     Ronald Leonard LÉVEILLÉE was born in Providence. He married Claire GAUVIN at St.John's in West Warwick. They have 3 children: Lisa married to Marcus and have 1 son Owen; Michelle has 1 son Andrew; James married to Grace with 1 son Tyler and 1 daughter Abigail. They live in Coventry, RI. Tyler appears to be the only one of the grandchildren of Donald Léveillée who can keep Léveillée name and lineage going.
     Denise Claire LÉVEILLÉE was born in Warwick RI. She married Ronald PLANTE at St.John's. The have 3 children: Trisha married Mathew; Sharon married Brad with 2 sons Logan and Noah; Marisa has 1 son. They live in West Warwick, RI.
     David Donald LÉVEILLÉE was born in Warwick. He married Pauline DOUGLAS in West Warwick. No children.
     Elaine Marie LÉVEILLÉE was born in Warwick. She married Eugene HARRISON at St. John's. They have 3 children: a son Corey, a daughter Kayla and another son Paul

All My Relations

D5 Donald Léveillée & Estelle Larocque

     Index FOURQUIN     Index LÉVEILLÉE     Table of Contents     

(1) Denis Beauregard Dictionnaire généalogique de nos origines Tome 2, Québec 1731-1799, Productions FrancoGène, p. 42.
(2) PRDH Document - Université de Montréal.
(3) Drouin Document copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.
(4) LDS Document - Family History, The Church of the Latter Day Saints.
(5)Mariages de St-Michel d'Yamaska (1727-1965), Relevé par Ant. Mongeau et B. Parenteau, Compilé et publié pas B. Pontbriand, agronome, 2390, Marie Victorin, Québec 6, 1966, pp. 107-110 & 159-167.
(6) Cyprian Tanguay, Dictionnaire Généalogique des familles canadiennes Vol.4, p.96.
(7) Régistres de Sépultures, St-Aimé, Québec, Extract, Sept 2000.
(8) Data submitted by René Léveillée on 22 January 2012.
(9) US Census 1935 - Data submited by Colleen Martineau on 23 January 2012.