4074. René SAUVAGEAU dit MAISONNEUVE was POSSIBLY baptized in April 1634 in Montreuil-Bellay (Saint Pierre) (Maine-et-Loire) (Pays de la Loire Region), France but, so far, I've been unable to confirm if this is the René Sauvageau who married Anne Hubou. Therefore, the parents of René are speculative.1770 He was a member of the Carignan-Salières Regiment. This regiment was thrust into military action to aid Algonquin and Huron Indian commercial partners in their perpetual war with the Iroquois. The Iroquois saw the French presence as a threat to their homeland. In this hatred, the Iroquois were aided and abetted by their English allies, who had reasons of their own for wanting the French out of North America. As the fury of the Iroquois attacks mounted, the struggling French colonists were forced to become soldiers. René sailed from LaRochelle on 24 May 1665 aboard the Le Saint-Sébastien. The company arrived in Quebec on 12 Sep 1665. He was a surgeon in Dugué's Company. On 7-2-1679, René Sauvageau, surgeon, sold Simeon Roy 60 arpents of land on the Côte Saint-François, île de Montréal, for 150 livres. He was killed on 13 November 1689 Lachenaie (Quebec Province), Canada, in the Iroquois massacre that took place there. This info was provided via the testimony of massacre-survivor, Hilaire Girardy dit Sansoucy. The bodies of the massacre victims were, apparently, buried in a pit immediately after the massacre without the blessings of a priest. As a result, a burial mass took place on 25 November 1689 but the names of the victims are not mentioned in the burial record. Sadly, four of his six children with Anne Hubou were also killed in the massacre as well as his mother-in-law, his sister-in-law, his brother-in-law and five of his nieces/nephews. René's wife and two of his children survived.2965,2966,1 Anne HUBOU (HUBOULT-DESLONGCHAMPS) and René SAUVAGEAU dit MAISONNEUVE were married in 1678 in Lachenaie (Quebec Province), Canada.
4075. Anne HUBOU (HUBOULT-DESLONGCHAMPS) was born on 7 August 1658 in (Québec Province), Canada.1,2019 She was baptized on 8 August 1658 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.1,2019 On 13 November 1689, she lost her husband, four of her six children, her mother, her brother and sister and five of her nieces/nephews in the Lachenaie Iroquois Massacre - a loss beyond comprehension. She was buried on 31 January 1728 in Montréal (Nôtre Dame)(Québec Province), Canada.1,2020
[Note: Anne's 2nd marriage was to Moise Hilaret on 30 July 1691 at Nôtre Dame in Montréal.]