JARVIS, JARVAH (GERVAIS) FAMILY

Virginia Easley DeMarce

Information from Roland C. Bruley, 1991.

Some early generations of this family resided at Ste-Anne-de-la-Perade.

Charles Gervais, b.c. 1648. m. Jacquette Rose. From St. Germain, Diocese of Rhennes, Bretagne, France.

Jean-Baptiste Gervais, b.c. 1680 (Charles Gervais & Jacquette Rose)

m. 09-01-1700, La Perade

Marie-Jeanne Tessier. b. 1685 (Mathurin Tessier and Elisabeth Letourneau)

Louis-Joseph Gervais, b. 8/21/1718, Grondines. m. (1) 2/9/1739, Marie-Joseph Gendra [Gendron], b. 1711; m. (2) Marie-Louise Robert, b. 1737.

Joseph-Louis Gervais, b. 3/22/1744. m. 2/4/1765 at LaPerade, Marie-Anne-Therese Rochereau dit Laperche.

Louis Gervais, b. 8/18/1771. Same as Louis Gervais/Jarvis, no. 1 below.

N.B. by Virginia DeMarce: Bruley cited no documentation for this connection and did not give the Gervais/Beaupre marriage to show filiation. The proposed connection has to be wrong, for the child Louis Gervais born 18 August 1771 died on 21 December 1781, LaPerade, age 11 (PRDH online site).

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Two possibilities at Varennes:

(1) This first family at Varennes sometimes appeared as Dupuis-Gervais.

Joseph Gervais, res. Riviere-St-Pierre, Paroisse de Montreal (Pierre Gervaise & Marguerite Senecal)

m. 5 July 1762, Varennes

Marie Angelique Gauthier (Joseph Gauthier & Marie Angelique Hebert)

Joseph Gervaise, widower of Angelique Gautier

m. 24 Octobr 1785, Varennes

Josephe Cadieux, res. Riviere-des-Prairies (Joseph Cadieu and Marie Celeste Prout)

Baptisms:

Pierre Gervaise, b. 8 November 1786, Varennes

Louis Gervais, b. 3 February 1788, Varennes (Joseph Gervais and Josephe Cadieu)--buried 29 July 1788, Varennes.

Marie des Anges Gervais, bap 5 April 1791, Varennes

Joseph Gervais, 5. 31 January 1793, Varennes

Marie Adelaide Dupuis, b. 7 September 1794, Varennes (Joseph Dupuis Gervais & Josephe Cadieu) [last baptism listed in PRDH for this couple]

(2) Alexis Gervais, res. Vercheres (Joseph Gervais & Marie-Louise St-Amant)

m. 23 July 1792, Varennes

Desanges Cadieu, res. Varennes (Charles Cadieu & Desanges Bienvenu)

Baptisms:

Marie Desanges Gervais, b. 5 October 1793, Varennes

Alexis Gervais, b. 24 November 1796, Varennes

Louis Gervais, b. 21 November 1798, Varennes (Alexis Gervais, Laboureur, fermier; and Desanges Cadieu). Godmother: Tante Marie Cadieu, fille majeure et reside a Varennes (PRDH online site).

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There are many other late-18th century baptisms of boys named Louis Gervais just in the Richelieu River region, without surveying the remainder of Quebec Province; PRDH doesn’t give the listing for the early 19th century. Nothing but turning up the Gervais/Beaupre marriage record will provide the lineage. Should check the Rivest index.

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1. Louis Gervais, d. 1832-845. m. Madeleine/Marielle or Marcelline/Marcelle [the latter choice is more likely] Beaupre, d. before 1845. Resided formerly at Varennes according to the 1845 marriage record of his son (see below).

1.1 Alexander Jarvis/Jarvy/Jarvah, b. c. 1820/30/35, Canada. Freeman 1860, Isle la Motte, Vt. m. Mary LaBombard, b. c. 1836, Canada. 1870, 1880 censuses, Isle la Motte, Vt. Alexandre Gervais, age 20, son of Louis Gervais and Marielle/Marcelle Beaupre, m. 20 July 1852, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., Amorie Bombardier, age 17, dau. of Jean Baptiste Bombardier and Marie Maillotte, both of Isle la Motte.

1.1.1 Marie Gervais, baptized 7 July 1853, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., born 3 May. Godfather Baptiste Bonbardier, godmother Marie Mailliotte. Buried 11 September 1853, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, age 4 months, died yesterday at Isle la Motte.

1.1.2 Domitille Gervais, born 15 July last, baptized 6 October 1856, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y. Godfather Louis Gervais, godmother Domitille Bombardier.

1.1.3 Rosa Jarvis, b. c. 1856, Vt. m. 27 May 1877, Isle la Motte, Vt., Joseph McNeil Jr., 26, b. Canada, son of Joseph and Domtil (Bungia) McNeil.

1.1.4 Alexander Jarvis, b. c. 1859, Vt. m. 10 November 1879, Isle la Motte, Minnie Valley, 21, b. Canada. Alexis Gervais, b. 24 March, bap. 13 April 1859 by Father Louis Cam of Swanton at Isle la Motte. Godparents Jos. Bombardier and Marie Dame. Register C, St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt.

1.1.5 Nelson Jarvis, b. c. 1861, Vt. m. 6 October 1884, Isle la Motte, Vt., Anna Dubie, age 14, dau. of Edward and Philinda (Ratta) Dubie. Narcisse Gervais, b. 23 Nov., bap. 28 Nov. 1861 by Father Louis Cam of Swanton at Isle la Motte. Godparents Narcisse Morin and Mathilde Bombardier. Register C. St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt.

1.1.6 Olive Jarvy, b. 1 January 1865, Isle la Motte, Vt. Olive Gervais, dau. of Alexis Gervais and Marie Labombarbe, born 1 January 1861, baptized 3 May 1865, St. Mary's, Champlain, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Jeremie Labombarbe and Marie Labombarbe.

1.1.7 Ella Jarvis, b. c. 1866, Vt.

1.1.8 Dennis Jarvis, b. 10 July 1867, Isle la Motte, Vt. m. 26 November 1888, Isle la Motte, Mary Gadbois, 20, dau. of Louis and Filinda (LaBombard) Gadbois.

1.1.9 Alfred/Frederick Jarvis, b. c. 1869, Vt. m. 30 May 1889, Isle la Motte, Vt., Julia Patnode, 24, dau. of Alfred and Louisa (Busha) Patnode.

1.1.10 Joseph Jarvis, b. c. 1873, Vt.

1.1.11 Mary Jarvis, b. c. 1878, Vt.

1.1.12 Henry Jarvis, b. c. 1879, Vt.

1.2 James Jarvis/Jarvey/Jarvah, b. c. 1826, Canada. m. Celinda/Cecilia/Celenor LaBombard, b. c. 1827/30, Canada. Freeman 1860, Isle la Motte, Vt. 1856 school list, Isle la Motte. 1870 census, Isle la Motte.

Cyprien Gervais, son of Louis Gervais and Madeline/Marceline Beaupre, m. 1 April 1850, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., Celina Labombarde, dau. of Jean-Baptiste Labombarde and Marie Maillotte.

1.2.1 Dommatil/Matilda Jarvey, b. c. 1852, Vt. Bap. 13 July 1852, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, born 16 April; godfather Louis Gervais and godmother Domitilde Bonbardier. Olesime Domitile Gervais m. 19 September 1870, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., Francois Blondin, son of Michel Blondin and Charlotte Andreville.

1.2.2 Ciprien Gervais, b. 7 and baptized 10 January 1854, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville. Godparents Baptiste Bonbardier and Philomene Bisaillion. As James Jarvey, b. c. 1853, Vt., on 1870 census, Isle la Motte, Vt.

1.2.3 Marie Gervais, b. 20 October last, baptized 30 March 1856, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y. Godfather Alexis Gervais, godmother Marie Bombardier. m. 22 January 1880, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., Thomas Gilbert, son of Manuel Gilbert and Julia Gadbois.

1.2.4 Celinda/Celia Jarvis, b. 24 October 1857, Isle la Motte, Vt. Marceline Gervais, born 24 October last, bap. 13 January 1858, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y. Godfather Joseph Bombardier, godmother Marie Dame. Marcelene Jarvah, b. c. 1857, Montreal, Canada, m. 24 November 1873, Isle la Motte, Vt., Delphis Blondin, 20, b. Canada, son of Francis and Olivie (Chalbers) Blondin.

1.2.5 Antwine Jarvey, b. 18 October 1859, Isle la Motte, Vt. Antoine Gervais, b. 16 Oct., bap. 1 Nov. 1859 by Father Louis Cam of Swanton at Isle la Motte. Godparents Antoine Bombardier and Florence Gamache. Register C, St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt.

1.2.6 Flavie Jarvah, b. 23 December 1861, Isle la Motte, Vt. Flavie Gervais, b. 23 Sept., bap. 28 Nov. 1861 by Father Louis Cam of Swanton at Isle la Motte. Godparents Norbert Bombardier and Merantia Lefort. Register C, St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt.

1.2.7 Francis Jarvey, b. c. 1867, Canada.

1.2.8 Rosa/Rosella Jarvey/Jarvis, b. c. 1869, Canada. m. 15 February 1892, Isle la Motte, Vt., Edward Ratta, 21, son of Frederick and Odeal (Pilot) Ratta.

1.3 Lewis Jarvis/Louis Gervais, b. c. 1823, Canada. Freeman 1854, Isle la Motte, Vt. 1852 School List, Isle la Motte. m. Matilda/Domithilde Bombardier, b. c. 1825, Canada. 1860 census, Isle la Motte. Cf. Louis Gero, Jero.

Louis Gervais, minor, son of the late Louis Gervais and the late Marcelle Beaupre of Varennes, m. 11 November 1845, Mont-St-Gregoire, Iberville Co., P.Q., Domithille Bombardier, minor, dau. of Jean-Baptiste Bombardier and Marie Mailhot.

1.3.1 Mary Jarvis, b. c. 1848, Canada. Baptized 17 April 1848, St-Gregoire-le-Grand, Iberville Co., Quebec, Marie Celina Gervais, born this day. Godparents: Joseph Bonneau and Marie Maillot.

1.3.2 Lewis Jarvis, b. c. 1850, Canada.

1.3.3 Dommatil/Matilda Jarvis, b. c. 1852, Vt.

1.3.4 Adelaide Gervais, b. 3 October and bap. 16 March 1852, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Baptiste Bonbardier and Marie Dans.

1.3.5 Alexis Gervais, b. 1 November last and bap. 6 January 1855, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y. Godparents Alexis Gervais and Marie Bonbardier.

1.3.6 Antoine Gervais, born 3 January last and bap. 15 February 1856, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Antoine Bombardier and Clemence Bombardier.

1.3.7 Peter Jarvis, b. c. 1859, Vt. Peter Gervais, b. 11 April(?), bap. 14 April 1859 by Father Louis Cam of Swanton at Isle la Motte. Godparents Antoine Bombardier and Marie Godin. Register C, St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt.

1.3.8 Theophile Edmond Gervais, b. 18 July, bap. 30 July 1861 by Father Louis Cam of Swanton at Isle la Motte. Godparents Norbert Bombardier and Merantia Lafore. Register C, St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt.

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Ambroise Gervaise (Charles Gervaise and Francoise Valentin) of Contrecoeur

m. 27 September 1819, St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu

Marie Lussier (Antoine Lussier and Charlotte Jodoin)

Charles Gervais (Joseph Gervais and Marie Patry)

m. 26 November 1781, Contrecoeur

Francoise Valentin (Charles Valentin and Jacques ...) (sic)

Charles Jacques (son of Francois-Charles Jacques and Josette Meunier, widower of Marie-Josette Dumas)

m. 14 July 1777, Contrecoeur

Francoise Valentin (Basile Valentin and Therese St-Germain)

Antoine Lussier (Louis Lussier and Marie-Anne Meunier)

m. 4 October 1779, Varennes

Charlotte Jodoin (Jean-Baptiste Jodoin and Francoise Provost)

Louis Lussier (Jacques Lussier and Marie Senecal)

m. 1 December 1741, Boucherville

Marie Meunier (Jacques Meunier and Genevieve Petit)

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2. Ambroise Gervais. m. Marie Luisier.

2.1 Duff/Adolphus Jarvah. m. Amelia/Milly Lafountain, dau. of Peter and Madaline (Lousway/Landry) Lafountain, b. Canada--d. April 1886, Isle la Motte, Vt., age 52 years. She was probably dau. of Pierre Isabelle/Lisabel and Madeleine Landry, as one of their known daughters, Josephine, was called Lisabel and Lafountain interchangeably.

m. 6 January 1851, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., Adolph Gervais, age 24, son of Ambroise Gervais and Marie Luisier, to Milie Fontaine, age 17, dau. of Pierre Fontaine and of Madelaine Landry.

3 July 1880, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., Adolphus Gervais and Emelia Izabelle are godparents to a child of the following:

2.1.1 Mary Jarvah/Marie Gervais, b. c. 1851, Chazy, N.Y. m. 21 October 1872, Isle la Motte, Vt., Jerre LaBombard, 24, b. Canada, son of John and Mary (Myott) LaBombard.

2.1.2 Adolphe Gervais, born 16 October and bap. 25 October 1853, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Olivier Gervais and Julie Cart.

2.1.3 Guillaume Gervais, son of Adolphe Gervais and Emelie Elisabel, born 2 December 1861, baptized 8 March 1862, St. Mary's, Champlain, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Francois Riche and Rosalie Elisabel.

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3. Harriet/Hetty Jarvis, b. c. 1824/25, Canada--d. May 1865, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y. m. Louis Caturia/Couturier, b. c. 1821/20/22, Canada, son of Joseph and Marie-Archange (Forcier) Couturier. Probably m. at North Hero, Vt. and had children born there. Children baptized at St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y.

4. Marie-Louise Gervais, b.c. 1823-1825, Canada--d. Pepin Co., WI. m.c. 1840-1844, Joseph Trombly, probably in Vermont, but possibly at Dickinson, Franklin Co., NY.

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