You have to read this article first to understand what’s going on, then you can go ahead with your reading.
Toussaint Bélisle built that house in 1884.
la Maison Chaumont 1884
Not so fast…
Toussaint Bélisle did indeed built la Maison Chaumont.
The proof is in the pudding…
Click on the pudding
The problem is that you have three Toussaint Bélisle living in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines in those days.
One was born in May 1857 and two in October 1858.
One Toussaint was born on Halloween’s Day and the other one the day before.
Why am I telling all this?
One of the relatives of one of those Toussaint Bélisle wrote me a comment on the French version of this blog.
This is what he wrote…
Hi from Ron Roture dit Belisle (known today as Ron Depatie)
This reply comes from reading an old blog I found on your site dated March 18, 2008 THE HOUSE OF CHAUMONT STE- ANNE-DES-PLAINES.
Just wanted to let you know that there is an old family from Saint-Anne-des-Plaines coming out of the closet for the first time in over a hundred years today…
In this article you speak of Toussaint Belisle as being the local custom contractor to have built this house. I would just like to add, for any one who might be interested in knowing, that Toussaint Belisle an entrepreneur had three other brothers also, Léon, Élie, Frederick Belisle seen named as entrepreneurs in the area of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines and Montreal. They were the sons of Jacques Belisle and Elmere Therrien of Ste Anne’s. Leon Belisle also known as Leon Despatie was my great-grand-father.
Thru your blog that I just read today, I found out something I never knew and that was Toussaint was a home builder in Ste-Anne’s and it would be neat to know if his brothers helped him on this one.
Well that’s all from me for now. I thank you for taking the time to read this and hope it gave some information that might be helpful to others.
Ronnie Roture dit Belisle dit Depatie
I told you it was going to be an interesting story.
See you next Wednesday.