Robert desForges dit Picard

Robert desForges dit Picard

Added Apr 29, 2000
Updated Aug 22, 2000
Renovated, Grandson's lineage added Feb 7, 2004

During a search of Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH), I found information on Robert desForges dit Picard in the PRDH Pioneer files. There is also a Jean Baptiste desForges dit St. Maurice at the PRDH site, but he arrived before 1689, and was from the Perigord region. Since then, I have been contacted by several descendents from whom most of this data comes from. At the bottom of this page are a couple of "unconnected" desForges: Alex and Lizzie.

Descendants of Robert desForges dit Picard

Generation No. -1

-1. Nicolas-1 desForges died. He married Marie LeMoyne or LeMoine. She died.

Notes for Nicolas desForges:
I have this note of interest from a descendent of desForges: "There is a rumor passed down from my great-aunt Desforges about the Desforges once having influence and a coat-of-arms. I have found only one notable Desforges family in the Picardie region in France, but am in the middle of research. Briefly, the family is called the Des Forge de Caulieres, and were the counts of Caulieres in the 1500's and 1600's. Their coat-of-arms description (if you're familiar with the arts of heraldry) are "de Gules a Sept Cotices d'Argent", which basically is a red shield with seven thinly-sized silver stripes going from top left to lower right. Following Nicolas Desforges back using parish registers would shed light upon this."

Child of Nicolas desForges and Marie Lemoyne is:
 + 1   i. Robert2 desForges dit Picard, born Nov 1725 in Athys de Picardie, FR; died Jun 09, 1799 in St. Ours, Quebec.

Generation No. 1

1. Robert1 desForges dit Picard (Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Abt 1722, and died Jun 09, 1799 in St. Ours, Quebec. He married Marie Madeleine Malboeuf dit Beausoleil Feb 06, 1758 in Ste. Anne de Beaupre Bas, Quebec, daughter of Jean Baptiste Malboeuf dit Beausoleil and Marie Madeleine Simard. She died.

Notes for Robert desForges dit Picard:

Source PRDH:
Pioneer files:
ROBERT DESFORGES PICARD
Status(es): Immigrant
Birth: around 1722 Athys, diocese de Laon
First marriage: 1758 Ste Anne de Beaupre with MARIE MADELEINE MALBOEUF BEAUSOLEIL

Source Family Contact:
"At the age of 17, Robert enlisted (in France) in the French Army, Reine regiment, Dalmaz company, and in 1757 was stationed in Québec (entering in November of that year) to defend it against British attacks during the French and Indian War of 1756-1763. He was the drummer of his regiement, and two months after his entry (on Jan 18, 1758), he obtained permission and posted his marriage bans, and was married to Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Malboeuf and Marie Madeleine Simard on the above date and place. Robert and Marie had 13 known children, many of whom died as children."

More About Robert desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Robert desForges
Name 2: Louis Robert desForges
Name 3: Louis Robert desForges dit Picard
Origin: Athys, Laon, France
Born 2: Abt. 1725
Military service 1: Abt. 1739, French army, regiment La Reine, compaigne Delmas (Dalmaz)
Military service 2: 1757, Quebec defenses during French and Indian wars
Burial: St. Ours, Quebec

More About Marie Madeliene Malboeuf dit Beausoleil:
Aka: Marie Madeleine Malboeuf

More About Robert desForges dit Picard and Marie Madeleine Malboeuf dit Beausoleil:
Marriage bann: Jan 18, 1758

Children of Robert desForges dit Picard and Marie Madeleine Malboeuf dit Beausoleil are:
 + 2   i. Louis2 desForges dit Picard, died.
 + 3   ii. Amable Raphael desForges dit Picard, born Mar 06, 1779; died.
 + 4   iii. Blaise Benjamin desForges, born Jul 15, 1761 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, Quebec; died.

Generation No. 2

2. Louis2 desForges dit Picard (Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) died. He married Martiale Elisabeth Donat dit LaVerdure Aug 05, 1783 in St. Mathias, Rouville, Quebec, daughter of Martial LaVerdure and Elisabeth Parent. She died.

More About Louis desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Louis desForges
Name 1: Louis Robert desForges dit Picard

More About Martiale Elisabeth Donat dit LaVerdure:
Aka: Martiale Elisabeth Donat
Name 1: Marie Elisabeth Donatte

Child of Louis Picard and Martiale Laverdure is:
 + 5   i. Jean Baptiste3 desForges dit Picard, died.
 + 6   ii. Charles Pierre desForges dit Picard, died.

3. Amable Raphael2 desForges dit Picard (Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Mar 06, 1779, and died. He married (1) Marie Louise Lussier Nov 25, 1799 in Rouville, Quebec. She died. He married (2) Marie Louise Lafleur May 02, 1808 in Rouville, Quebec. She died. He married (3) Marie Genevieve Fontaine Feb 07, 1814 in Rouville, Quebec. She died.

More About Amable Raphael desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Amable Raphael desForges

Child of Amable Picard and Marie Fontaine is:
 + 7   i. Joseph Toussaint3 desForges dit Picard, born Nov 01, 1814 in Rouville, Quebec; died May 30, 1888 in Winooski, Vermont.

4. Blaise Benjamin2 desForges (Robert1desForges dit Picard, Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Jul 15, 1761 in St. Antoine sur Richelieu, Richelieu, Quebec, and died. He married Marie Rose Gagne Jan 15, 1787 in St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Beloeil, Vercheres, Quebec. She was born May 10, 1765 in St. Francois de la Riviere Sud, Quebec, and died.

More About Blaise Benjamin desForges:
Baptism: Jul 15, 1761, St. Antoine sur Richelieu, Richelieu, Quebec

More About Marie Rose Gagne:
Baptism: May 10, 1765, St. Francois de la Riviere Sud, Quebec

Child of Blaise Benjamin desForges and Marie Rose Gagne is:
 + 8   i. Joseph3 desForges, died.

Generation No. 3

5. Jean Baptiste3 desForges dit Picard (Louis2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) died. He married unknown spouse. She died.

More About Jean Baptiste desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Jean Bapsite desForges

Child of Jean Baptiste desForges dit Picard and Unknown is:
 + 9   i. Joseph Olivier4 desForges dit Picard, born Jan 04, 1832 in St. Cesaire, Rouville Co, Quebec; died Feb 21, 1916 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

6. Charles Pierre3 desForges dit Picard (Louis2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) died. He married Marie Louise Souliere Nov 20, 1815 in St. Mathias, Rouville, Quebec, daughter of Francois Souilere and Josephte Fontenau dit Dumoulin. She died.

More About Charles Pierre desForges dit Picard
Aka: Charles Pierre desForges

Child of Charles Pierre desForges dit Picard and Marie Louise Souliere is:
 + 10   i. Charles Pierre4 desForges dit Picard, born Abt. 1810 in Canada; died.

7. Joseph Toussaint3 desForges dit Picard (Amable Raphael2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Nov 01, 1814 in Rouville, Quebec, and died May 30, 1888 in Winooski, Vermont. He married Emelie Commeray Apr 24, 1837 in Beloeil. She died.

Notes for Joseph Toussaint desForges dit Picard:

Source Family Contact:
Joseph's children did not use the Picard dit name. According to one descendent, Catherine Beaunoyer is actually this Joseph's second wife, and his first wife was named Emélie Commeau. Also, that he was son of Blaise Benjamin instead. (my NOTE: See Joseph, son of Blaise Benjamin. Were these two different Josephs or not?)

More About Joseph Toussaint desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Joseph Toussaint desForges

Child of Joseph Picard and Emelie Commeray is:
 + 11   i. Henry4 desForges, died.

8. Joseph3 desForges (Blaise Benjamin2, Robert1 desForges dit Picard, Nicolas-1 desForges) died. He married (1) Emelie Casavant. She died. He married (2) Catherine Beaunoyer Nov 08, 1831 in St. Jean Baptiste, Rouville, Quebec. She died.

Notes for Joseph desForges:

Source Family Contact:
Catherine Beaunoyer is actually Joseph's second wife, his first was Emélie Commeau. (my NOTE: See Joseph, son of Amable Raphael. Were these two different Josephs or not? Recently a first marriage to Emelie Casavant surfaced, and this may the confussion.)

Marriage Notes for Joseph Toussaint desForges and Catherine Beaunoyer:

Marriage Repertoire of St.Jean Baptsite, Rouville:----------------------------------------------------------------------------(New 02/09/04)
Joseph DEFORGES (sic) vf Emilie CASAVANT,m 8 Nov 1831,
Catherine BEAUNOYER (Pierre & Ursule JEAN).

Child of Joseph desForges and Catherine Beaunoyer is:
 + 12   i. Jean Baptiste4 desForges, died.

Generation No. 4

9. Joseph Olivier4 desForges dit Picard (Jean Baptiste3, Louis2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Jan 04, 1832 in St. Cesaire, Rouville Co, Quebec, and died Feb 21, 1916 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He married Elisabeth Tremblay Sep 02, 1851 in St. Jean Baptiste, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec, daughter of Michel Tremblay and Josephte Brault. She was born 1834 in Quebec, and died Abt. Nov 1919 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

More About Joseph Olivier desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Joseph Olivier desForges
Location: 1851 - 1854, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec
Baptism: Jan 04, 1832, St. Cesaire, Rouville Co, Quebec

More About Elisabeth Tremblay:
Location: 1851 - 1854, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec
Burial: Nov 29, 1919, Fall River, Massachusetts

Children of Joseph Olivier desForges dit Picard and Elisabeth Tremblay are:
   13   i. Marie Elisabeth5 desForges, born May 28, 1852 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died.

More About Marie Elisabeth desForges:
Baptism: May 29, 1852, St. Jean Baptiste, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec

   14   ii. Olivier desForges, born Aug 01, 1854 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died Jun 27, 1927 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
   15   iii. Felix desForges, born Aug 1856 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died Nov 09, 1909 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
   16   iv. Delia desForges, born 1859 - 1860; died. She married Jean Baptiste Sevigny Jan 30, 1877 in Acton Vale, Shefford Co, Quebec; died.
   17   v. Basile desForges, born Jan 05, 1862 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died.
   18   vi. Pierre desForges, born 1862 - 1863; died.
   19   vii. Marcelline desForges, born Mar 26, 1864 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died.

More About Marcelline desForges:
Baptism: Mar 27, 1864, St. Jean Baptiste, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec

   20   viii. Aurelie desForges, born May 15, 1866 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died. She married Eugene Garand Aug 05, 1890 in Fall River, Massachusetts; died.

More About Aurelie desForges:
Baptism: May 16, 1866, St. Jean Baptiste, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec

   21   ix. Rose desForges, born Aug 1866 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died.
   22   x. Philias Arthur desForges, born Jun 16, 1868 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec; died Dec 25, 1868 in Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec.

More About Philias Arthur desForges:
Baptism: Jun 17, 1686, St. Jean Baptiste, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec
Burial: Dec 28, 1868, St. Jean Baptiste, Roxton Falls, Shefford Co, Quebec

   23   xi. Gilbert desForges, born Jan 02, 1874 in Rhode Island; died 1946 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
   24   xii. Philip desForges, born Dec 1875 in Rhode Island; died.
   25   xiii. Flor desForges, born 1875 - 1876 in Rhode Island; died.
   26   xiv. Philias desForges, born 1876 - 1877 in Rhode Island; died 1948 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He married Marie Charpentier; born Mar 05, 1877 in Berkshire, Vermont; died Nov 05, 1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
   27   xv. Joseph desForges, born Jul 1877 in Rhode Island; died Jul 02, 1942 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

10. Charles Pierre4 desForges dit Picard (Charles Pierre3, Louis2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Abt. 1810 in Canada, and died. He married Victoria Roireau dit LaLiberte Oct 11, 1841 in St. Pie de Bagot, Quebec, daughter of Francois Roireau dit LaLiberte and Magdeline Hebert. She died.

More About Charles Pierre desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Charles Pierre desForges

Child of Charles Pierre desForges dit Picard and Victoria Roireau dit LaLiberte is:
 + 28   i. Henri5 desForges dit Picard, born Aug 04, 1854 in Pigeon Hill, Vermont; died Mar 26, 1939 in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts.

11. Henry4 desForges (Joseph Toussaint3 desForges dit Picard, Amable Raphael 2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) died.

Child of Henry desForges is:
 + 29   i. Ernest5 desForges, died.

12. Jean Baptiste4 desForges (Joseph3, Blaise Benjamin2, Robert1 desForges dit Picard, Nicolas-1 desForges) died. He married (1) Emma King. She died. He married (2) Lucie Racine Jan 10, 1854 in Roxton Falls, Shefford, Quebec. She died.

Notes for Jean Baptiste desForges:

Source Family Contact:
Jean Baptiste had 9 children by Lucie and 6 by Emma.

More About Lucie Racine:
Aka: Lucie Racine Root
Cause of Death: child birth

Children of Jean Baptiste desForges and Lucie Racine are:
   30   i. Prosper5 desForges, died.
   31   ii. Josephine desForges, died.
   32   iii. Jane desForges, died.

Generation No. 5

28. Henri5 desForges dit Picard (Charles Pierre4, Charles Pierre3, Louis2, Robert1, Nicolas-1 desForges) was born Aug 04, 1854 in Pigeon Hill, Vermont; died Mar 26, 1939 in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts. He married Malvina ? Abt. 1870, daughter of Peter ?. She was born Mar 19, 1855 in Vercheres, Quebec, and died Jan 06, 1929 in Montague, Franklin Co, Massachusetts.

Notes for Henri desForges dit Picard:

Source Family Contact:
Henri and Malvina had at least 4 children. Some of the descendents have the name Miller, an English translation of desForges.

More About Henri desForges dit Picard:
Aka: Henry Miller-Picard
Name 2: Henri desForges

Notes for Malvina ?:

Source Family Contact:
Malvina's French name: ? Lapierre ? Laroche ? Larocque

More About Malvina ?
Aka: Mavlina R. Stone

Children of Henri desForges dit Picard and Malvina ? are:
   33   i. Arthur Leon6 Miller-Picard, died. He married Helen Walker; died.
   34   ii. Edward Miller-Picard, died.
   35   iii. Emory Joseph Miller-Picard, died. He married Mary Yelle; died.
   36   iv. Dora Libby Miller-Picard, born Apr 16, 1892 in Colrain, Franklin Co, Massachusetts; died Uxbridge, Massachusetts. She married (1) Walter Smead Stanford son of William Jason Stanford and Nellie Jane Streeter. He was born Sep 01, 1888 in Buckland, Franklin Co, Massachusetts; died in Wells, Maine. She married (2) George A. Clark in Colrain, Franklin Co, Massachusetts. He died.

Notes for Walter Smead Stanford:
Source Family Contact:
Walter's ancestry: (William12, Joseph11, Mary Hawks10, Samuel9, Elizabeth8, Samuel7, Elizabeth6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Robert3, Robert2, John1)

More About Walter Smead Stanford:
Burial: Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

More About George A. Clark:
Aka: Geoge A. Clarke

29. Ernest5 desForges (Henry4, Joseph Toussaint3 desForges dit Picard, Amable Raphael2, Robert desForges1, Nicolas-1 desForges) died.

Child of Ernest desForges is:
   37   i. Michel6 desForges, died.


Alex desForges

Source Family Contact:
Alex desForges, born abt. 1834-1835 in Roxton Falls, Quebec. He came to the United States and married Christina Gonay who died 09/07/1890. Alex may have married twice before his death at 94 or 95 years of age at Lancaster, New Hampshire. The sons were Israel, Peter, Edward, Walter?, and the daughters were Millie, Mary. There may have been other children.


Lizzie desForges

Source Vermont-L@Rootsweb.com mailing list:
Lizzie desForges died at St. Albans on March 07, 1871 and Lawrence (Laurence) LaPan who died in Rutland, VT on Oct 25, 1905. The death record from the Vermont Vital Records for Lizzie lists her parents as Louis Laforge and Mary. (my NOTE: is this Louis desForges dit Picard and Martiale Elisabeth Donat dit LaVerdure?)



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