Jeanne-Marguerite Chevalier

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Jeanne-Marguerite Chevalier

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Berneval-le-Grand, Dieppe, Normandie, France
Death: November 24, 1716 (68-76)
Rivière-Ouelle, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: Rivière-Ouelle, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacques Chevalier; Jean Lechevalier; Marguerite Scorban ou Scorinan and Marguerite Romain
Wife of Guillaume Lecanteur dit Latour; Robert Levesque and François Deschamps de La Bouteillerie
Mother of Nicolas Lecanteur; Charles Lecanteur; Guillaume Lecanteur; François-Robert Levesque, I; Pierre-Joachim Lévesque and 3 others

Occupation: "Fille du Roi" (King's Daughters), Fille du Roi
Managed by: Sylvain Levesque
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About Jeanne-Marguerite Chevalier

Devenue veuve une 2è fois, elle épousera le seigneur de la Rivière-Ouelle: Jean-Baptiste Deschamps de la Bouteillerie.

On April 22, 1679, Robert Lévesque married Jeanne Chevalier, the widow of Guillaume Le Canteur at L'Ange-Gardien, QC. She was the daughter of Jacques-Alexandre (Le) Chevalier and Marguerite Scormian of St-Nicolas de Coutances (or of Dieppe), Normandy. She arrived in New France during the same year as Robert Lévesque and married Guillaume Le Canteur on October 19, 1671. She had three sons from Le Canteur. Robert Lévesque adopted them and raised them as his own children. None of the Le Canteur children married and have descendants.

   * Jean-Baptiste Lévesque, born October 13, 1686, at Rivière-Ouelle, died in December 1687.
   * A second Jean-Baptiste Lévesque, born February 3, 1688, at Rivière-Ouelle, is buried March 11, 1688.
   * Marie-Anne Lévesque, born October 3, 1690, at Rivière-Ouelle, died October 13, 1690. 

Robert Lévesque and Jeanne Chevalier three surviving sons gave the largest number of Levesque descendants in North America.

Robert Levesque died on September 11, 1699, at Rivière-Ouelle at the age of 57. After Robert's death, Jeanne Chevalier married lord Deschamps in 1701. He died in 1703 and Jeanne passed away on November 24, 1716.

Robert Lévesque looked after the building of the first church of Rivière-Ouelle. He was also one of locals who fought back Phipps' troops at Rivière-Ouelle Point in 1690. During his lifetime, Robert Lévesque built a substantial estate, especially after he purchased three properties from Joseph Renaud in 1692. At the end of his life, he owned two properties of 12 by 42 acres and three other smaller ones. Jeanne, on her part, inherited a piece of land granted by lord Deschamps to her son Nicolas Le Canteur who died in 1692. The Lévesque-Chevalier couple can be considered to be relatively wealthy.

Robert Lévesque and Jeanne Chevalier had six children: five sons and one daughter

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Jeanne-Marguerite Chevalier's Timeline

Berneval-le-Grand, Dieppe, Normandie, France
September 8, 1672
Age 28
December 21, 1675
Age 31
July 24, 1678
Age 34
February 12, 1680
Age 36
Rivière-Ouelle, Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, Québec, Canada
January 24, 1682
Age 38
Cap-Saint-Ignace, Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
December 11, 1684
Age 40
Rivière-Ouelle, Kamouraska, QC, Canada