Josephte Bessette

18 January 1785–14 August 1852 (Age 67)
Chambly, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Josephte

When Josephte Bessette was born on 18 January 1785, in Chambly, Quebec, Canada, her father, Daniel Besset, was 22 and her mother, Marie-Josephte Ménard, was 30. She married Chrisotome-Marcel Dandurand on 28 October 1805, in Saint Luc, Iberville, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 August 1852, in Bourbonnais Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bourbonnais Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chrisotome-Marcel Dandurand
1784–1865
Josephte Bessette
1785–1852
Marriage: 28 October 1805
Marie-Josephte Dandurand
1806–1861
Marcel Dandurand
1808–1809
Marcel Dandurand Marcheterre
1810–1870
Alexis Dandurand
1812–1812
Michel Dandurand
1814–1892
Jean Baptiste Dandurand Marcheterre
1816–1885
Alexis Dandurand
1818–1892
Luc Dandurand
1819–1820
Genevieve Dandurand
1821–1899
Elie Dandurand
1823–1907
Mathilda Dandurand
1826–1880
Luc Dandurand
1827–1903

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1805
Saint Luc, Iberville, Quebec, Canada
children

(12)

    Female1806–1861Female

    Marcel Dandurand

    Male1808–1809Male

    Marcel Dandurand Marcheterre

    Male1810–1870Male

    Alexis Dandurand

    Male1812–1812Male

    Michel Dandurand

    Male1814–1892Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Besset

    Male1762–1841Male

    Marie-Josephte Ménard

    Female1754–1836Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1785–1852Female

    Marie Anne Besset

    Female1787–1830Female

    Guillaume Bacette

    Male1789–Male

    Guillaume Besset

    Male1789–Male

    Daniel Bessette

    Male1791–1871Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1803

Age 18

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Besset, from a diminutive of bès ‘birch’, or possibly of French Basset ( see Bassette ). The ending is not feminine, but reflects the Canadian custom of pronouncing a final -t, which is generally silent in metropolitan French.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Marriage -- Josephte Ducette/Marcel Landurant in the Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621
  • Marriage -- Josephte Becette/Marcel Landurant in the Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621
  • Baptism -- Marie Josephe Becet in the Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621

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