The Bélisle family of Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines is on the map as well as on the Internet, just as much as the Lagasse family is.
I don’t know where I am heading with this, but anyway… full speed ahead.
Three Toussaint Bélisle could have built la Maison Chaumont.
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Toussaint Bélisle the First was born on May 19, 1857 in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. This Toussaint was the son of Joseph Bélisle and Josephte Chaumont. Josephte could also have Josette and even Christine as a given name.
This Toussaint married Vitaline Duquette in 1880. The name Toussaint Despaties was written in the marriage certificate. After Vitaline’s death, Toussaint married Alphonsine Lapointe in 1894. Toussaint Bélisle was written in marriage certificate. His mother’s name became Marie-Louise Chaumont…
In the 1891 Canadian census, we find that this Toussaint is a carpenter which should make him a serious candidate for the builder of Maison Chaumont.
Toussaint Bélisle the Second was born on October 30, 1858, also in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. According to his marriage certificate he is the son of Georges Bélisle and Olivine Bélisle dit Goyet. Georges is a farmer in the 1881 Canadian census as well as his son Toussaint…
Toussaint Bélisle the Third was born on October 31, 1858, one day after Toussaint the Second. His parents are Jacques Bélisle and Elmire Therrien.
This is Ron’s lineage.
A working man, Ron Depatie dit Roture dit Bélisle dit Rotureau
Jacques Bélisle lives in le Trait-Carré according to the 1881 Canadian census. He is a laborer just like his son Toussaint.
Of our three Toussaint, only one seems, for the time being, to have the necessary skills to build the house of Joseph Chaumont… except that… whether we are talking house building or genealogy, we should never that anything for granted.