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Rene * REAUME (son of Jean * REAUME and Marie * CHEVALIER)327 was born 1 January 1641/42 in Aytre, ev. La Rochelle, Aunis (ar. La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime)328, 329, and died 30 October 1722 in Quebec, QC. He married Marie * CHEVREAU on 29 October 1665 in Sillery, QC330, 331, daughter of Francois * CHEVREAU and Antoinette * JALEE dit THALU.

 Includes NotesNotes for Rene * REAUME:
Family in Census: Rene age 38; Marie Chauveau, age 29; Maurice, age 15; Robert, age 13; Simon, age 11; Etiennette, age 10; Rene, age 7; Jean, age 5; Marie, age 4; Pierre, age 1
Came to Canada at about 20 years of age. The marriage produced 13 children. Godparents: Rene Birson & Jeanne Billo

"Nos Ancetres" by Gerard Lebel, C.Ss.R

The Rheaumes, were descendant of one Rene Rheaume from the parish of Notre-Dame de Cogne, LaRochelle. He was born in 1643, and was approximately 20 years old when he left for Canada. His father was Jean Rheaume and his mother Marie Chevalier . From information taken in the booklet "Nos Ancetres" by Gerard Lebel, C.Ss.R. Rene married Marie Chevreau of the parish of St Valerien in Chateaudun (Beauce area of France), at Sillery, Quebec, on 29 Oct 1665. Marie was what is called a "fill e du Roi". Rene was a carpenter and had a house in Quebec situated between the Jesuit and "les Dames Ursulines" and practiced his trade in the Quebec area for over 30 years. He served many of the early Governors, Church and civic leaders in th e construction of their home and necessary fences. It is said that he also bought and sold many properties in the area of Quebec. It is also said that he had many encounters with the law, either because of non-compliance with some of his contra cts, or through fights with his neighbors.

Rene and Marie lived for approximately 15 years at "la petite riviere", by the St Charles River. During the census of 1681 he had 8 children, 10 arpents of land, one cow and one gun. In 1683 the couple moved to St Bernard, Charlesbourg . He died on 30 Oct 1722. He was buried at the cemetery in Charlesbourg.

Amongst of the descendants of Rene and Marie was Louis Rheaume, O.M.I. director of the Ottawa University in 1916 who became bishop of Haileybury in 1923.
Le Parchemin 6 Janvier 1673 (Qc) Rageot, G. (1666-1691)

Traité de charpente entre Timothée Roussel, maître chirurgien, de la ville de Québec, et René Reaume, maître charpentier et habitant, de la Petitte Rivière.

Doc #: 16730106PA005829
Le Parchemin 10 Août 1674 (Qc) Rageot, G. (1666-1691)

Vente d'une habitation située à Sainct Bernard; par François Baribaud, habitant, de Sainct Bernard, à René Reaume, charpentier, de la ville de Quebec.

Doc #: 16740810PA005987
Le Parchemin 10 Avril 1676 (Qc) Rageot, G. (1666-1691)

Marché de charpente d'une maison entre Jean Amiot, maître serrurier, de la ville de Québec, et René Reaume, maître charpentier, de la Petitte Riviere.

Doc #: 16760410PA006070
Le Parchemin 14 Mars 1678 (Qc) Rageot, G. (1666-1691)

Observation: L'intitulé ne mentionne pas la nature juridique de l'acte.

Concession d'un emplacement; par René Reaume, maître charpentier, de la ville de Québec, à François Lavergne.

Doc #: 16780314PA006260
He arrived in New France about 1665, as a master finish carpenter. He was married at Sillery on 29 October of that year to a "King's Daughter", Marie Chevreau, just 20 years of age, daughter of François Chevreau and Antoinette Jalée of Saint Va lerien, in the diocese of Chartres. The Marquis de Tracy, Monsieur De Courcelles and Intendant Talon attended the ceremony.

According to the 1667 census, the couple was domiciled at Petite-Riviere, on the Saint Charles River, where they lived more than 15 years. At the 1681 census, they had eight children, 10 acres of arable land, a cow, and a rifle. In 1683, the fam ily moved to the village of Saint Bernard, in Charlesbourg. By 1691, the couple had thirteen children, including eleven sons.

The surname Reaume frequently appears in the records of the fur trade at Detroit, Michilimackinac, Green Bay and Mackinac, starting in 1750. Jean Baptiste Reaume (1675), interpreter, son of Rene and of Marie Chevreau married Sympohorose Ouaouabou igne at Saint Ignace, MIchilimakinac, Michigan, in the "pays d'en haut" (up-country) in 1720,.Pierre Reaume (1691-1740) another son of Rene and Marie Chevreau had children born in Detroit. Hyacinthe Reaume (1704-1774) son of Robert Reaume and Eli sabeth Brunet, was born at Lachine, Quebec. He is mentioned in the 1750 of the Detroit region as a shoemaker and voyageur. Several of his children were born in Detroit: Joseph, Jean-Baptiste, Charles, and Elisabeth. Pierre
Reaume, called Thaumur or Themus (1709-1766) another son of Robert and Elisabeth Brunet, married Suzanne Hubert-Lacroix at Detroit in 1738. Their children were born and married at Detroit.

On 16 August 1722, Rene Rhéaume was hospitalised at the Hotel-Dieu of Quebec, and died on 30 October of that year. His remains were buried the next day at the cemetery in Charlesbourg. His widow Marie Chevreau did not survive long after her hus band's death. She died in 1724, and was buried on 27 February at Chateau Richer.

Source: Le Centre de généalogie francophone d'Amérique(RB) URL:

More About Rene * REAUME:
Baptism: 2 January 1641/42, St-Etienne, Aytre, ev. La Rochelle, Aunis.332
Burial: 31 October 1722, Quebec, QC.333
Census: 1681, Quebec, QC.334
Degree of Descendant Inte: F J.
Immigration: Bef. 1665, La Rochelle, Aunis (Ar. La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France).
Occupation: métier charpentier/Carpenter.

More About Rene * REAUME and Marie * CHEVREAU:
Marriage: 29 October 1665, Sillery, QC.335, 336
Marriage contract: 9 October 1665, Pierre Duquet - Notaire.336

Children of Rene * REAUME and Marie * CHEVREAU are:
  1. +Robert * REAUME, b. 25 January 1667/68, Quebec, QC337, 338, d. 24 March 1743/44, Ile-Jésus, QC339.
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