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PIGEONs de Montréal, Quebec, Canada (Pierre)

Pierre Pigeon was born near Paris, France in October 1641, the son of common peasants Claude Pigeon and Françoise Philippes. At the age of 18 he emigrated to what was then Nouvelle-France, arriving at Ville-Marie (later Montréal) in August 1660. He was employed as a servant of Lambert Closse, sergeant-major of the small militia of Ville-Marie.

In February 1662, Simon Leroy and two friends, settlers at Ville-Marie since 1653, were working on their plot of land when they were attacked by a large band of Iroquois. All three were killed, and the Iroquois continued their attack on the village of Ville-Marie. Lambert Closse, meanwhile, had gathered together his militia to counter the attack. In spite of the large numbers of Iroquois, the smaller, better-disciplined, better-armed and determined group of Frenchmen repulsed the attack, but not before Closse himself was killed. Seeing his leader and employer wounded, Pierre Pigeon immediately sprang up and charged the ranks of Iroquois, shooting, killing them, and noting their positions and situations. Retreating, he passed on his intelligence to the second-in-comand, as a consequence of which the French at last succeeded in repulsing the Iroquois attack. Pierre Pigeon was the undisputed hero of the day!

Nine months later, Pierre married Jeanne Godart, the widow of Simon Leroy. Jeanne had emigrated in 1658 and married Simon almost immediately. Their son Jean Leroy became the step-son of Pierrre Pigeon.

In November 1665, Ville-Marie was renamed Montréal.

For convenience, this huge family tree has been divided into nine smaller ones. This is the main “trunk” of the tree showing the earliest few generations. Eight separate branches follow the descendants of eight grandsons of Pierre Pigeon and Jeanne Godart.

Main contributor: Alain-Yves Pigeon.
Additional information about the early settlers from the book “Aux Cris des Outards” by Vincent Pigeon.

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   (+) = extra-marital relationship
   Unless specified otherwise, all places are in Quebec, Canada.
Robert GODART (b. – d.)
   m.() Antoinette GRANDPIERRE (b. – d.)
    |
    |– Jeanne GODART (b.ab.1642, Charly-sur-Marne, France – d.25/11/1686, 44y, Montréal)
    |       :    1658:  Jeanne emigated to Ville-Marie (Montréal), Nouvelle-France (Canada)
           m1.(23/9/1658, Ville-Marie) Simon LEROY (b.ab.1631, la Bretonnière, Le Mans, France – d.6/2/1662, Ville-Marie)
            |                                              1653: Simon emigated to Ville-Marie, Nouvelle-France
            |– Jean LEROY (b.29/5/1661, Ville-Marie – d.27/11/1718, 57y, Rivière-des-Prairies)
            |      m.(15/7/1680, Pointe-aux-Trembles) Madeleine COURTEMANCHE (b.ab.1663 – d.3/8/1714, Pointe-aux-
            |       |                                                                                                                                                                            Trembles)
            |       |– Pierre ROY (bp.19/5/1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.6/10/1692, 11y, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie ROY (bp.1/6/1683, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.6/7/1703, 20y, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |      m.(24/11/1698) Pierre BAZINET (b.26/8/1678, Côte St-Jean – d.2/9/1708, 30y, Trois Rivières)
            |       |       |
            |       |      └  Marie Madeleine ROY (bp. – bu.11/7/1703, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Barbe ROY (bp.12/10/1685, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.)
            |       |     (+) ? ?
            |       |       |– Marie ROY (bp.30/3/1703, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.2/4/1703, 3d, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |       :
            |       |      m.(26/11/1703, Pointe-aux-Trembles)Philippe VINET (b. – d.)
            |       |
            |      └  Anne Angélique ROY (bp.25/10/1687, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.1/1/1689, 13m, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |
           m2.( 20/11/1662, Ville-Marie) Pierre PIGEON (b.2/10/1641, Ste-Geneviève-de-Vanves, Paris, France –
            |        1660: Pierre emigated to Ville-Marie, Nouvelle-France                           d.25/7/1678, 40y, Montréal)
            |
           V 

les PIGEONs (see below)

Claude PIGEON (b.ab.1600, St-Étienne, Paris, France – d.ab.1662, Paris)
   m.(31/12/1638, Ste-Geneviève-de-Vanves) Françoise PHILIPPES (b.ab.1610 – d.)
    |
    |– Jacques PIGEON (b.ab.1643? France – d.)
    |       :    1663:  Emigated to Ville-Marie (Montréal), Nouvelle-France (Canada)
    |      m?(1670, Montréal) Jeanne GRIAUX (b.ab.1631 – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Pierre PIGEON (b.1671, Momtréal – d.)
    |       |
    |      └  Denise PIGEON (b.2/1,/1677, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d. before 1683)
    |
    |– Pierre PIGEON (b.2/10/1641, Ste-Geneviève-de-Vanves, Paris, France – d.23/7/1678, ab.40y, Montréal)
    |       :    1660:  Emigated to Ville-Marie, Nouvelle-France
    |      m.(20/11/1662, Montréal) Jeanne GODART (b.ab.1640, Charly-sur-Marne, France – d.8/10/1686, 44y, Montréal)
   ?       |                                             1658:  Emigated to Ville-Marie, Nouvelle-France   [see above]
            |
            |– Marie PIGEON (bp.23/11/1663, Ville-Marie – d.ab.1688)
            |      m.(Monday,12/6/1684, Montréal) Charles BARBIER (bp.8/11/1660, Mont. – bu.8/6/1691, 30y, Mont.)
            |       |                                                      m2.(25/10/1688, Cap-de-le-Madeleine) Marguerite CUSSON
            |       |                                                       |                                                       (b.ab,1669 – bu.15/8/1689, 20y, Montréal)
            |       |                                                      └  Antoine BARBIER (b.14/8/1689, Montréal – d.)
            |       |
            |      └  male BARBIER (b. & d.14/1/1687, Montréal)
            |
            |– Étienne PIGEON (bp.15/9/1665, Ville-Marie – bu.22/1/1669, 3y 4m, Montréal)
            |
            |– Marie Barbe PIGEON (bp.18/10/1667, Montréal – d.6/6/1755, 87y, Montréal)
            |      m.(a25/10/1686) Louis GERVAISE (b.24/11/1663 – d.19/10/1741, 77y, Montréal)
            |       |
            |       |– Jean GERVAISE (bp.13/7/1691, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Charles GERVAISE (bp.16/10/1693, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Louise (?) GERVAISE (b.2/1/1695, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Barbe GERVAISE (b.3/2/1697, Montréal – d.ab.1778)
            |       |– Jeanne GERVAISE (b.24/2/1699, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Marie Anne GERVAISE (bp.17/1/1701, Montréal – d.ab.1780)
            |       |– Marie Madeleine GERVAISE (b.29/7/1703, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Louis GERVAISE (b.3/9/1704, Montréal – d.ab.1789)
            |       |– Marie Charlotte GERVAISE (b.18/9/1706, Montréal – d.)
            |      └  Philippe GERVAISE (b.13/7/1708, Montréal – d.ab.1739)
            |
            |– François Xavier PIGEON (bp.20/9/1669, Montréal – d.1/8/1728, 58y, Long Pointe)
            |      m.(15/10/1697, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal) Marie Madeleine ÉTIENNE dite PHILIPPE (b.ab.1680
            |       |                                                                                                                    – d.14/3/1766, ab.87y, Longue Pointe)
            |       |– Marie Madeleine PIGEON (b. &  d.13/12/1698, 0d, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Pierre PIGEON (b.11/3/1700, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.28/3/1700, 17d, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– François PIGEON (b.3/6/1701, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.19/9/1786, 85y, L’Assomption)
            |       |      m.(1732) Marie Marguerite PICARD
            |       |       |
            |       |      └   les PIGEONs de Montréal (François)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie Madeleine (Charlotte) PIGEON (b.16/9/1704, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.23/12/1764, 60y,
            |       |      m.(19/11/1725, Longue-Pointe, Montréal) Jean-Baptiste LECAVELIER (b. – d.)                 Montréal)
            |       |
            |       |– Louis PIGEON (bp.8/10/1706, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.30/10/1706, 3w, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Hélène PIGEON (b.22/10/1707, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.27/6/1782, 78y, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |      m.(16/8/1730, Longue-Pointe, Montréal) Antoine BAUDRY (b.20/11/1708 – d.10/3/1781, 75y,
            |       |                                                                                                                                                      Longue Pointe)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie Josephe PIGEON (bp.2/71709, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.30/1/1710, 7m, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Antoine PIGEON (b.11/11/1710, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.7/10/1785, 74y, Longue Pointe)
            |       |      m1.(1749) Marie Anne LAMOUREUX
            |       |       |
            |       |      └   les PIGEONs de Montréal (Antoine)
            |       |
            |       |– Louise Angélique PIGEON (b.5/8/1712, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.1/1/1714, 1y, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Pierre PIGEON (b.7/7/1714, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.9/1714, 2m, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |[twins]
            |       |– Etienne PIGEON (b.7/7/1714, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.9/1714, 2m, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie Josephe PIGEON (b.31/5/1715, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.24/9/1737, Longue-Pointe)
            |       |      m.(5/11/1736, Longue-Pointe) Pierre Joseph PICARD (b.25/12/1711, Montréal – d.14/6/1770,
            |       |       |                                                                                                                                                    L’Assomption)
            |       |      └  Madeleine Amable PICARD (b.18/9/1737, Longue-Pointe – d.16/1/1795, Terrebonne)
            |       |
            |       |– Jean-Baptiste PIGEON (b.9/1/1717, Pointe-aux-Trembles – bu.25/5/1717, 5m, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie Anne PIGEON (b.12/7/1718, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.1/6/1730, 12y, Longue-Pointe)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie Marguerite PIGEON (b.12/1/1720, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.)
            |       |
            |      └  Joseph Jacques PIGEON (b.2/10/1721, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.27/8/1802, 86y, St-Roch-de-
            |              m.(1751) Marie Josephe GALIPEAU                                                                                          l`Achigan)
            |               |
            |              └   les PIGEONs de Montréal (Jacques)
            |
            |– Anne Jeanne Marie PIGEON (bp.7/2/1672, Montréal – d.6/6/1742, 70y, Montréal)
            |      m.(7/1/1687, Montréal) Nicolas GAUDRY dit BOURBONNIÈRE (b.16/8/1664, Québec – d.)
            |       |
            |       |– Marie GAUDRY (b.24/1/1690, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Barbe GAUDRY (bp.1/10/1692, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Paul GAUDRY (bp.24/3/1694, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Françoise GAUDRY (bp.29/3/1697, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Nicolas GAUDRY (bp.30/5/1699, Montréal – d.2/6/1699, 3d, Montréal)
            |       |– Joseph Augustin GAUDRY (bp.26/8/1700, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Marie Agnes GAUDRY (bp.27/5/1703, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Geneviève GAUDRY (bp.28/3/1706, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Antoine GAUDRY (bp.2/10/1707, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Jean Baptiste GAUDRY (bp.14/6/1709, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Marguerite Angelique GAUDRY (bp.14/10/1710, Montréal – d.)
            |       |– Marie Josephe GAUDRY (bp.23/3/1712, Montréal – bu.18/5/1713, 13m, Montréal)
            |      └  Helena GAUDRY (bp.22/5/1713, Montréal – bu.24/5/1713, 4d, Montréal)
            |
           └  Louis PIGEON (bp.14/5/1675, Montréal – d.24/5/1758, 83y, Saut-aux-Récollets)
                   m.(7/1/1702, Montréal.) Marie Agnes Michelle CORON (b.23/2/1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles  –
                    |                                                                                               d.7/3/1750, 69y, Saut-aux-Récollets)
                    |– Marie Josephe PIGEON (b.24/12/1702, Montréal – d.3/1/1703, 13d, Montréal)
                    |
                    |– Marie Angélique PIGEON (b.7/5/1704, Montréal – d.20/6/1769, 65y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                    |      m.(13/6/1726, St-Laurent) Louis-Gabriel TURCOT (b.13/10/1692 – d.20/6/1769, 77y)
                    |       |
                    |       |– Jean Louis TURCOT (b.6/8/1727 – d.)
                    |       |      m1.(17/11/1759, Sault-au-Récollet)Marie Anne Charlotte DAGENAIS (b.12/11/1738 –
                    |       |       :                                                                                                                               d.23/1/1766, 27y)
                    |       |      m2.(15/10/1770, Sault-au-Récollet)Marie Josephe MONET (b.8/5/1747 – d.)
                    |       |      └  Marie Agnès TURCOT (b. – d.)
                    |       |              m.() Jean Baptiste ARCHAMBOULT (b. – d.)
                    |       |– Marie Louise TURCOT (b.8/9/1729 – d.)
                    |       |– Marie Josephte TURCOT (b. – d.)
                    |      └  Joseph Pascal TURCOT (b.11/4/1743 – d.)
                    |
                    |– Louis Basile PIGEON (b.8/2/1706, Montréal – d.18/7/1777, 70y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                    |      m.(1736) Marie Josephe GAUTHIER dite RABOT
                    |       |
                    |      └   les PIGEONs de Montréal (Louis Basile)
                    |
                    |– Marie Françoise PIGEON (b.4/10/1707, Montréal – d.15/5/1762, 55y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                    |      m.(7/5/1729, Laval) Jean Baptiste PICARD (b.ab.1706 – d.)
                    |       |
                    |      └  Marie Agnès PICARD (b.ab.3/1730, St-Laurent – d.7/5/1730, St-Laurent,)
                    |
                    |– Marie Josephe PIGEON (b.28/3/1709, Montréal – bu.25/8/1747, ab.35y, Montréal)
                    |      m.(8/8/1740, Sault au Récollet) Joseph LORAIN (b.France – d.)
                    |
                    |– Bethélémi PIGEON (b.8/9/1710, Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.10/2/1748, 37y, Sault au Récollet)
                    |      m.(1741) Marie Josephe TURCOT
                    |       |
                    |      └   les PIGEONs de Montréal (Barthélémi)         Vincent Pigeon
                    |
                    |– Marie Agnès PIGEON (b.30/1/1712 Pointe-aux-Trembles – d.19/5/1791, 79y 4m, Sault au Récollet)
                    |
                    |– Joseph Marie PIGEON (b. 31/12/1713, Montréal – d.26/2/1788, 74y, Verchères)
                    |      m.(1748) Marie Charlotte RIVETTE
                    |       |
                    |      └   les PIGEONs de Verchères (Joseph)          Alain-Yves Pigeon
                    |
                    |– Marie-Louise PIGEON (b.23/6/1715, Montréal – bu.26/6/1715, 2d, Montréal)
                    |
                    |– Ursule PIGEON (b.22/6/1716, Montréal – d.18/12/1791, 75y, Montréal)
                    |      m.(14/1/1737, Sault-au-Récollet) Jean Baptiste François CREVIER (b. – d.)
                    |
                    | Jean Baptiste PIGEON (b.18/4/1718, Montréal – d.27/3/1760, 41y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                    |      m.(1747) Marie Marguerite Charlotte TURCOT dit TURCOTTE
                    |       |
                    |      └   les PIGEONs de Montréal (Jean Baptiste)
                    |
                    |– Charles PIGEON (bp.19/11/1719, Montréal – d.9/12/1794, 75y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                    |      m.(1748) Marie-Louise BAUDREAU dite GRAVELINE
                    |       |
                    |      └   les PIGEONs de St-Constant et Soulanges (Charles)
                    |
                    |– Marie Louise PIGEON (b.3/2/1721, St-Laurent – d.31/8/1769, 48y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                    |      m.(17/1/1746, Sault-au-Récollet) François DAGENAIS (b. – d.)
                    |       |
                    |       |– Louis Basile DAGENAIS (b.15/9/1753, Sault-au-Récollet – d.)
                    |
                   └  Marie Charlotte PIGEON (b.1/7/1722, Montréal – d.30/4/1803, ab.81y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                           m.(17/1/1746, Sault-au-Récollet) Jacques DAVID (b. – d.11/3/1792, ab.75y, Sault-au-Récollet)
                            |
                            |– Marie-Céleste DAVID (b.11/3/1761, Sault-au-Récollet – d.)

                           └  Marguerite Charlotte DAVID (b.6/9/1767, Sault-au-Récollet – d.)

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