Our  Oldest  known  Leger  Ancestors

 

First generation:     Jehan Leger, France

married to

Loyse Quilliere, France

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Second generation: Etienne Leger, born about April 2,1617

died June 11,1683  in France

married to

Nicolle Chuveau (Chudeau), born about 1635 in France

Married about 1655

probably at Saint-Lambert-des-Levèes, France

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Third generation: François Leger, born May 11, 1667 Saint-Lambert-des-Levées, France,

died 14 April 1698, Fontevraud, France

married to

Anne Guingand, born August 24, 1663 Fontevraud, France

Married August 21, 1691 in the Church of St. Michel, Fontevraud, France

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Fourth generation: Jean Leger, born November 20, 1694 Fontevraud, France

married to

Marguerite Marchand

Known as Jean dit Richelieu Leger, He was the first of our Leger line to come to America.

They settled in Quebec, Canada, where they lived and raised a family.

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Fifth generation: Michel Leger born March 28 1729 in Quebec, Canada

married to

an Acadian, Angelique Pinet.

  Widowed, she came to settle in Louisiana in 1785 with her three sons,

Michel Prosper, Louis and Jean Baptist.