Descendants of Nicolas Couc


Generation No. 1

1. Nicolas Couc was born Bet. 1599 - 1602 in Cognac, St. Onge, France, and died Bet. 1670 - 1675 in Cognac, St. Onge, France. He married Marie Templair. She was born Bet. 1600 - 1605 in Cognac, St. Onge, France, and died Bet. 1680 - 1685 in Cognac, St. Onge, France.


Generation No. 2

2. Pierre Couc-Lafleur was born Abt. 1627 in Cognac, St. Onge, France, and died May 18, 1690 in St. Francios du Lac, Québec, New France (Canada). He married Marie Mite8ameg8k8e on April 16, 1657 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, New France (Canada). She was born Abt. 1631 in Algonquin Nation, New France (Canada), and died January 08, 1698/99 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, New France (Canada).


Generation No. 3

3. Marie-Madeline Couc-Lafleur was born Bet. 1671 - 1676 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, New France (Canada), and died Bet. 1721 - 1725 in Québec, New France (Canada). She married Maurice Menard in 1692 in Michillimakinac, Canada, son of Jacques Menard-Lafontain and Catherine Fortier. He was born June 06, 1664 in Boucherville, Québec, New France (Canada), and died Bet. 1698 - 1755 in Québec, New France (Canada).


Generation No. 4

4. Marguerite Menard was born Abt. 1693 in Québec, New France (Canada), and died Abt. 1755 in Québec, New France (Canada). She married Pierre Boileau July 05, 1706 in Boucherville, Québec, New France (Canada), son of Vincent Boileau and Geneviève Girard. He was born Abt. 1685 in Boucherville, Québec, New France (Canada), and died Abt. 1755 in Québec, New France (Canada).


Generation No. 5

5. Marguerite Boileau was born Abt. 1722 in Québec, New France (Canada), and died Abt. 1772 in Chambly, Québec, New France (Canada). She married Jean Gaboriau dit Lapalme on January 07, 1731/32 in Chambly, Québec, New France (Canada), son of Pierre Lapalme and Marguerite Michel. He was born Abt. 1712 in St. Jerome de Bordeaux, France, and died Abt. 1775 in Québec, New France (Canada).

Children:
i. Geneviève Gaboriau dit Lapalme, born Abt. 1735. She first married François Bessett January 07, 1754. She then married Alexandre Vigneant on January 24, 1763.
ii. Pierre Gaboriau dit Lapalme, born Abt. 1740 in Chambly, Québec, New France (Canada); died Abt. 1800 in Québec, Canada.
iii. Jean Gaboriau dit Lapalme, Jr., born Abt. 1742. He first married Catherine Davignon August 09, 1762. He then married Françoise Lebeau on November 08, 1762.
iv. Marguerite Gaboriau dit Lapalme, born Abt. 1745. She married Nicolas Many on September 21, 1767.


Generation No. 6

6. Pierre Gaboriau dit Lapalme was born Abt. 1740 in Chambly, Québec, New France (Canada), and died Abt. 1800 in Québec, Canada. He married first Angélique Bessett in 1763 in Chambly, Québec, New France (Canada). He then married Françoise Joubert on January 8, 1781, daughter of Pierre Joubert and Marie St. Aubin. She was born Abt. 1760 in Québec, New France, (Canada), and died Bet. 1810 - 1820 in Québec, Canada.


Generation No. 7

7. Pierre Gaboriault dit Lapalme was born Abt. 1787 in Québec, Canada, and died Abt. 1850 in Québec, Canada. He married Josephine Monneau on April 24, 1809 in St. Luc, Rouville, Québec, Canada, daughter of Labonnerie Monneau & ? Vignant. She was born Abt. 1793 in Québec, Canada, and died Abt. 1850 in Québec, Canada.


Generation No. 8

8. Nazaire Gaboriault dit Lapalme was born Abt. 1815 in Québec, Canada, and died Abt. 1895 in Québec, Canada. He married Marie Morin, daughter of Jean Morin and Marie Bassette. She was born Abt. 1820 in Québec, Canada, and died Abt. 1880 in Québec, Canada. (4)

Children:
i. Pierre Gaboriault dit Lapalme, born Abt. 1840 in St. Jean, Iberville, Québec, Canada. He married Mary Savary December 28, 1861 in Shrewsbury Massachusetts; born in Ireland.
ii. Telesphore Gaboriault dit Lapalme, born Abt. 1842 in St. Georges de Henryville, Iberville, Québec, Canada; died September 12, 1928 in Memorial Hosp., Albany, New York.
iii. Marie Gaboriault dit Lapalme, born Abt. 1844 in St. Jean, Iberville, Québec, Canada. She married Moses Guyot December 28, 1861 in Shrewsbury Massachusetts; born in St. Jean, Iberville, Québec, Canada.


Generation No. 9

9. Telesphore Gaboriault dit Lapalme was born Abt. 1842 in St. Georges de Henryville, Iberville, Québec, Canada, and died September 12, 1928 in Memorial Hosp., Albany, New York. He married Salomee Meunier January 26, 1864 in St. Georges de Henryville, Iberville, Québec, Canada. She was born Abt. 1845 in St. Jean, Iberville, Québec, Canada, and died September 27, 1919 in Salem, Massachusetts. (5)


Generation No. 10

10. Silas Noël Lapham was born December 25, 1864 in East Greenbush, New York, and died May 17, 1953 in Salem, Massachusetts. He married Marie Emma Chalifoux April 03, 1883 in Salem, Massachusetts1, daughter of Louis Chalifoux and Mathilde Catie. She was born May 1868 in St. Dominique, Québec, Canada, and died September 27, 1919 in Salem, Massachusetts.

Children:
i. Silas Louis Lapham, born July 12, 1884 in Salem, Massachusetts; died June 03, 1953 in Salem, Massachusetts.
ii. Cora Blanche Lapham, born 1894.
iii. Ernest Joseph Lapham, born 1895.
iv. Edna Ida Lapham, born 1896.
v. Walter Victor Lapham, born 1898.
vi. Grace Salome Lapham, born 1900.
vii. Lillian Bertha Lapham, born 1902.
viii. Mable Agnes Lapham, born 1904.
ix. George Edmond Lapham, born 1906.
x. John Feliane Lapham, born 1909.


Generation No.11

11. Silas Louis Lapham was born July 12, 1884 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died June 03, 1953 in Salem, Massachusetts. He married Norah Agnes Goodspeed September 10, 1903 in Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of James Goodspeed and Norah Seymour. She was born August 17, 1884 in Prescott, Ontario, Canada, and died June 05, 1971 in Salem, Massachusetts.

Children:
i. Edna Lapham, born February 28, 1905 in Salem, Massachusetts; died August 27, 1995 in Salem, Massachusetts.
ii. Herbert Louis Lapham, born April 13, 1906 in Salem, Massachusetts; died November 09, 1990 in Middletown, Conneticut.
iii. Silas Willis Lapham, born February 26, 1907 in Salem, Massachusetts; died August 1956 in Pennsylvania.
iv. Ralph Chester Lapham, born January 22, 1909 in Salem, Massachusetts.
v. Gertrude Lapham, born November 28, 1912 in Salem, Massachusetts; died June 14, 1971 in Salem, Massachusetts.
vi. John Edmund Lapham, born December 20, 1913 in Salem, Massachusetts; died June 30, 1991 in Salem, Massachusetts.
vii. James Ernest Lapham, born February 06, 1916 in Salem, Massachusetts.
viii. Harriet Elder Lapham, born August 31, 1918 in Salem, Massachusetts; died November 28, 1973 in El Segundo, California.
ix. Helen Ann Lapham, born January 09, 1923 in Salem, Massachusetts.


Generation No.12

Edna Lapham


Endnotes

1. Family History, All children after Silas Louis Lapham were found at the Familytreemaker site of Madeline Taylor, Oct. 2000. " Ancestors of Chalifoux".

2. Birth Certificate, 1906, City of Salem, Essex Co., Mass., Father: Silas L. Lapham. Mother: Agnes Goodspeed.

3. Baptism, Holy Baptism Record, Parish Register #1, page 24., St. Thomas Church (Episcopal), Somerville, Diocese of Massachusetts.

4. Notes for Nazaire Gaboriault dit Lapalme:
Note that the family was "using" the surname, Lapham, in the United States as early as 1861 in Shrewsbury and before Telesphore used it in Albany [New York] circa 1864. Many French-Canadians "anglicized their names in the United States. French speaking Canadians were looked down upon by English speaking Canadians and Americans. Very seldom, however, did French-Canadians marry outside of their heritage, this being apparent with the later generations of "Laphams". And it was quite upsetting to "Anglo-Canadians" if a son or daughter married someone "French". This occurred in the 1903 marriage of Silas Louis Lapham and Norah Agnes Goodspeed with the Anglo-Canadian Goodspeeds having next to nothing to do with Agnes Lapham for one half a century. The rabid separatism of current day Québec is one of the manifestations of the attitudes toward the French-Canadians by the rest of Canada. {by: Herbert Louis Lapham, Jr., 1996}

5. Notes for Telesphore Gaboriault dit Lapalme: American-French Genealogical Society http://www.afgs.org/termphra.html
The "dit" names have an interesting origin. The English translation of "dit" is "said". The Colonists of Nouvelle France added "dit" names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a "dit" name that described the locale to which they had relocated ( ex: since the Colonists followed the customs of the French feudal system, land was divided amongst the first born sons [primogeniture] . Soon there was not enough land to divide any further. (Ed. Please note: "dit" means "also known as or aka".)
Perhaps an adventurous younger son would decide to establish himself, with or without a family, in another area... say a fertile piece of land near some streams... he might add des ruisseaux (streams/creeks/rivulets) to distinguish himself from his brothers. When he married,or died, his name might be listed as Houde dit DesRuisseaux, or Desruisseau(s).
The acquiring of a "dit" name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a "dit" name the town or village in France from which they originated... ex: Huret dit Rochefort.
Incidentally, the Huret/Huret dit Rochefort surname is seen with the variants of Uret/Huret/Hurette/Duret/Durette/Luret/Lurette singly, or coupled with "dit Rochefort" ... oftentimes within the same family group. M. Haner
Bellingham, Washington

6. PRDH - Université de Montréal

 

                    
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