Name: Gabriel Gosselin
translated from the webpage of Robert Rachon "Liste des Patronymes" :
GABRIEL GOSSELIN The ancestor of Gosselin of North America one is named Gabriel, wire of Nicolas Gosselin and Marguerite Dubréal. To 5 kilometers in the south-east of Thury-Hartcourt, in Low-Normandy, a commune of the department of the Apple-brandy, Cliff district, Combray is presented in the form of a small fatherland of the ancestor Gabriel Gosselin, it is there that it is born into 1621. Its native house always exists as well as the old church St-Martin, closed down well, where it receives the baptism. Today, the population of the place does not reach 200 people; she does not have Gosselin, not a descendant of Jean her brother, born into 1616, deceased into 1690. Old of more than 30 years, Gabriel crosses the Atlantic towards 1652. November 31 of the same year, Jacques Gourdeau de Beaulieu concedes to him a ground of 4 arpents face, at the end of the island of Orleans, today Ste-Pétronille. Gabriel signs a marriage contract on June 22 1653, with Francoise Lelièvre, native of Nancy, in Lorraine, girl of Christophe Lelièvre and Georgette Clément. They receive the bridal blessing on August 18 1653, with the church Our-Lady, of Quebec. The first period of life Québecoise of Gabriel Gosselin extends from 1652 to 1677, a quarter century, during which it struggles highly and merrily, like the landowner most considerable of the island and father of a large family. Alas! in 1676, Francoise Lelièvre dies. Gosselin wants to say small urchin. Gabriel did not bear its name; he was a strong and active man. It Marie in second weddings with Louise Guillot on September 28 1677, with Ste-Family, Î.o. Two other Gosselin children come to be added to the nine first. It is known that our man cumulates up to seven firm at the same time. Until 1689, Gabriel Gosselin puts command in its business. It sells, buys, rents and even sharing with his children. Year 1684 announces the apogee of crescendo, because, become like paralytic of the collar and the arm, it can only with sorrow rising the head and to turn itself. But time could not dig wrinkles with the face of the Gosselin ancestor, honest, judicious, peaceful, undertaking and Christian of good stock. The last years of the ancestor, 1689-1697, are those of an old man who threat still paralysis. Gabriel and Francoise had together nine children whose, two wire bind us to the ancestor. Unfortunately the baptismal certificate is lost the elder one, Ignace Gosselin, is been born into 1655. Ignace, marries on November 23 1683, in Saint-Pierre, island of Orleans, Marie-Anne Raté, girl of Jacques Raté and Anne Martin. Together, they have thirteen children, in St-Laurent, in the island of Orleans, two concern us in this genealogy. The first, the elder one, Joseph Gosselin, born on March 29 1685, wife on November 2, 1710, Francoise Godbout, girl of Nicolas Godbout and Lemelin Angelica. The second, and tenth child, Madeleine Gosselin, born on May 22, 1700, becomes the wife of Jean Leclerc, wire of the ancestor Pierre Leclerc and Élisabeth Rondeau, November 11, 1720. With the fourth generation, Pierre Gosselin, wire of Joseph Gosselin and Francoise Godbout, wife in 1710, Marie-Anne Fortier. With the following generation, Joseph Gosselin marries in 1782, Marie-Ursule Plouf. The sixth generation, their son Antoine Gosselin Marie in 1818, with Marie-Louise Guinon. With the seventh generation, Antoine A. Gosselin Marie in 1848, with Marguerite Moquin. Their son of the eighth generation, Jean-baptiste Gosselin marries Rose-Anna Clouette. Lastly, my grandmother, White-Irene Gosselin, with the ninth generation, becomes the mother of my father with the marriage on November 7, 1925, of my paternal grandfather, Léonda Rochon. Then, a second wire, of the nine children of aïeux, Gabriel and Francoise; Michel Gosselin, born on June 12 1659, wife on November 12 1684, Marie-Michelle Miville, girl of the ancestor François Miville, known as LeSuisse and of Marie Langlois. Michel and Marie-Michelle have as for them, 14 children, whose sixth is that which concerns us. Born on February 15 1692, Marie-madeleine Gosselin marries in 1715, the ancestor Jean Fradet, born into 1668, in Bordeaux. A Gosselin starting if fulgurating at the beginning of the colony, which involves the existence today thousands of descendants engaged in all the spheres of the company, which were spread everywhere in America.
21 NOV 1718
in St-Laurent, I.O., P.Q.