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Guimont/Dumont/Demoe Family Page

Updated November 27, 2009

Brian Demoe
eomednairb@xoblaerym.com

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Please note that my email name & mailbox are typed backwards to prevent Spam. Sorry for the needed detective work.

I am researching the ancestors of Joseph Guimont dit Dumont & Adelaide Azure. Many of these people have the surnames Demoe, Dumont, and Guimond. There are over 4,700 names in the database.

I have traced my family back to Francois Guimont and Jeanne Delaunay. Francois is my 10th great-grandfather. I am connected as follows:
Francois Guimont m. Jeanne Delauny
Louis Guimont m. Jeanne Bitouset
Joseph Guimont m. Anne Paré
Louis Guimont m. Marie Madeleine Lessard
Joseph Guimont m. Marie Louise Daubert
Joseph Francois Guimont m. Marie Gauthier
Joseph Guimont m. Marie Louise Thibert
Joseph Guimont dit Dumont m. Adelaide Azure
Joseph William Dumont m. Felicité Olive Desgroseilliers
John Patrick Demoe m. Clara Eveline Hamm
Joseph William Demoe m. Grace Emelia Ewen
Joseph Carl Demoe m. June Marjory Bellerby
Brian Demoe m. Janet Hadley

According to information on perche-quebec.com, Louis Guimond was from the parish of St. Evroult in Champs, Orne, France. He was hired on February 18th, 1647 by Nicolas Juchereau, Sieur of St. Denis for Jean Juchereau, Sieur of More to work for a period of 6 years for 40 pounds tournois a year. His return trip was paid for. He recieved a pair of shoes and wool serge coat.

Louis Guimond was later cured miraculously at the chapel in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. He settled in this parish with Jeanne Bitouset, a Parisian, and married on February 11th, 1653 in Quebec. He lived there until June 18th, 1661, when he was captured by Iroquois in Beaupré and tortured. He left four young children to his widow.

Ancestors of Note

I am the 8th great-grandson of Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers, the famous French explorer and the first Frenchman in New France to recognize the possibilities for fur trade around Hudson's Bay. He founded Fort Charles in Hudson Bay and two years later King Charles II established the Hudson's Bay Company, the oldest company in North America. For his efforts Medard was said to have received 20,000 écus as a reward from the King.

Francois Guyon is my 8th great-grandfather. He was Antoine Laumet dit de Lamothe Cadillac's mentor. Francois, a ship owner, introduced Antoine to the trade of privateering - legal pirating of British ships. Francois then introduced Antoine to his neice Marie Thérèse, a cousin (1st cousin, 9 times removed). Antoine married Marie Thérèse Guyon in 1687. In 1701 he started the construction of Fort Ponchartrain and established a settlement, which went on to become the City of Detroit. This is a pretty interesting finding, given that I live in the Detroit area.

Eleonore de Grandmaison, the French Heroine, is my 8th great-grandmother. At a time when the people of Quebec wondered each evening whether the coming night would pass without interruption from the Iroquois (about 1645), she had the courage to follow her husband, François de Chavigny, to Chavigny (Deschambault), and to live there almost alone for three years. She was also one of the first women to live on the Isle of Orleans.

Céline Dion, the famous singer, is my 10th cousin.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the former Prime Minister of Canada, is my 7th cousin, 3 times removed.

Louis Riel, acknowledged as the founder of the Province of Manitoba and defender of the rights of the Métis and of French Canadians, is my 5th cousin, three times removed.


Looking for Family Information
I am looking for decendents of Jean/Jean-Baptiste Dumont who moved from Fenelon Falls, ON area to the USA in the 1880 - 1900 timeframe.

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  • Dumont/Demoe farmsteads in Victoria County, ON (16 KB)
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    This is a brief explanation of Double dates used by Family Tree Maker
  • Origin of Names (210 KB)
    This document shows some of the Guimond name changes that have occured over the years. It explains the convention that I have adopted for the naming of Ontario & Quebec over the past 300 years. Finally, it includes an article describing some of the background and origins of today's family names.
 

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