arbre généalogique

Mary Lynn Falgout's
Paternal Ancestors #7813

married to Roger Edward Lorando #7814

Mary-Lynn Falgout in 2010
Mary-Lynn Falgout in 2010

Guy Falgout Sr. in 1976
Her father, Guy Falgout Sr. in 1976

Genealogy of Mary Lynn Falgout - Chauvin family line

. Mary Lynn Falgout
. 10 -Roger Edward Lorando
. m. Marrero, Louisiana, USA, on 5 Sept. 1959. .
. Guy Falgout Sr. . These are the parents of Mary Lynn.
. In addition to Mary Lynn, this couple had 7 other children: Barbara, Lois, Guy Jr., Kathleen, Ronald, Robert and Michael. Barbara passed away in 1996.
. Irene Marie Orgeron .
. m. Marrero, Louisiana, USA, on 28 April 1937 .
. Adelia Adolphine Chauvin . They are the Grandparents of Mary Lynn.
. In addition to their son Guy Sr., this couple had 9 other children: Amy, Emily, Viola, Verna, Murphy, Noah, Ella Mae, Philip and Rita. As of February 2015, Rita is the only one still alive.
. Desire Falgout
. m. Raceland. Louisiana, USA, on 18 April 1906 .
. Gerard Chauvin . They are the Great-Grandparents of Mary Lynn
. In addition to their daughter Adelia, this couple had 7 other children: Louis, Philip, Edward, Ida Mae, Clotilde, Emily and Laure.
. Louisiana Marie Robichaux
. m. Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA, on 4 October 1877 .
. Hypolite Chauvin . In addition to their son Gerard, Hypolite and Marie Zeolide had 11 other children : Genevieve, Almira, Adele, Elina, Louis, Veleda, Noah, Simeon, Irma, Cestive and Carmelite.
. Hypolite re-married after Marie Zeolide's death; he and his second wife Mary Magdalena Dietrich wed on 28 June 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
. Mary Magdalena was born 14 May 1854 in Alsace, Lorraine, France and died 18 June 1923 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
. Hypolite and Mary Magdalena went on to have 8 children: Francis Bernadette, Marie, Joseph, Dora, Eraline, Charles, Tom and Susan.
. Marie Zeolide Thibodeaux
. m. Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA, on 4 January 1847 .
. Zénon Chauvin . In addition to their son Hypolite, this couple had 9 other children: Zenon Jr., Marie Almaise, Zenon Ultare, Annette, Ursin, Alcide, Matthieu, Emily and Lufrois
. Madeleine Carmélite Robichaux
. m. Plattenville, Louisiana, USA, on 31 December 1816 .
. Paul Hypolite (Pol) Chauvin . In addition to their son Zénon, this couple had 6 other children : Marguerite, Mélanie, Hypolite I, Louis-Marie, Henriette and Marcellite.
. Charlotte Toups
. m. Cabonocey (St. James), Louisiana, USA, in 1777 .
. Louis Marie Chauvin . Louis Marie married his first wife Marguerite (Maillet) Mallet about 1735 in Montréal. We have yet to find definitive information on her birth and death dates. We have no evidence that shows this marriage produced any child.
. In addition to their son Paul Hypolite, Louis Marie and his second wife Angelique had 2 other children: Louis II and Pierre.
. Angélique Perthuis
. m. Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA, approximately in 1750 .
. Gilles Chauvin . Gilles married his first wife Marie-Madeleine Cabassier (Pierre Cabassier and Jeanne Thivièrge-Théberge), 21 January 1697 in Montréal. Marie-Madeleine is born 15 December 1674 in Montréal and died 8 August 1699 in Montréal.
. Gilles and Marie-Madeleine had 2 children: Pierre and Marie-Louise.
. In addition to their son Louis Marie, Gilles and Angélique (second marriage) had 10 other children : Angélique, Anne-Marie, Philippe, Marie-Anne, Marguerite, Joseph, Marie-Élisabeth, Charles-François and 2 children who died at birth.
. Angélique Guyon du Rouvray
. m. Montréal, Québec, on 24 Novembre 1700 .
. Pierre Chauvin dit le Grand Pierre . Pierre Chauvin was born around 1631 in Vion, bishopric of Angers, Anjou.
. Pierre was the first Chauvin of this line to establish his family in North America.
. The name of Pierre Chauvin is entered in registers under various forms: Pierre Chauvin, Pierre Chauvin dit le Grand Pierre, Pierre Chauvin dit Legrand are some examples. His name, which often came with the qualifier "le grand", makes us think that Pierre, who was a miller, had to be impressive because "le grand" could refer to "the big" and/or "the great".
. He died in Montréal in 1699. The document written at time of burial states that he "died in hospital". This document also states that he died at the age of 75. This is probably a mistake made by the author of the document. We are inclined to think that he died at the aproximative age of 68.
. His parents René Chauvin and Catherine Avard never came to Québec.
. In addition to their son Gilles, Pierre Chauvin and his wife Marie Marthe had 10 other children : Marie-Marthe, Pierre-Gilles-Jean, Barbe, Michelle, Jacques, Joseph, Nicolas, Louis, Paul and Jean-Baptiste.
. Marie Marthe Hautreux . The name of Hautreux is today standardized to Autreuil.
. Marie-Marthe was born around 1642 in St-Germain de Noyen-sur-Sarthe, bishopric of Le Mans, Maine, France. She died in St-François-de-Sales, Île Jésus (this island almost touch north of Montréal Island), in 1714 at the approximate age of 72.
. Her parents, René Hautreux and Françoise Lachamallière never came to Québec.
. m. Montréal, Québec, on 16 September 1658 .

Guyon Connections

Mary Lynn traces her ancestry back to Jean Guyon through three paternal branches of her family line.
The date following a name is their birthdate

Guyon Family Line 1

  • Guy Falgout Sr., 19 July 1914
  • Adolphine Adelia Chauvin, 21 September 1885
  • Gérard Chauvin, 3 October 1853
  • Hypolite Chauvin, 31 July 1822
  • Zénon Chauvin, April 1799
  • Paul Hypolite (Pol) Chauvin, 1750
  • Louis Marie Chauvin, 14 January 1702
  • Angélique Marie Guyon du Rouvray, 26 Aug 1683
  • Michel Guyon du Rouvray, 3 March 1634
  • Jean Guyon du Buisson (the father), 18 Sep 1592

Guyon Family Line 2

  • Guy Falgout Sr., 19 July 1914
  • Desire Pierre Falgout, 18 February 1882
  • Pierre Octave Falgout, 17 March 1838
  • Georges Beaumont Falgout II, 1806
  • Marguerite Marie Chauvin, ±1773
  • Paul Hypolite (Pol) Chauvin, 1750
  • Louis Marie Chauvin, 14 January 1702
  • Angélique Marie Guyon du Rouvray, 26 Aug 1683
  • Michel Guyon du Rouvray, 3 March 1634
  • Jean Guyon du Buisson (the father), 18 Sep 1592

Guyon Family Line 3

  • Guy Falgout Sr., 19 July 1914
  • Desire Pierre Falgout, 18 February 1882
  • Pierre Octave Falgout, 17 March 1838
  • Useline Champagne, 1815
  • Melanie Marie Chauvin, ±1780
  • Paul Hypolite (Pol) Chauvin, 1750
  • Louis Marie Chauvin, 14 January 1702
  • Angélique Marie Guyon du Rouvray, 26 Aug 1683
  • Michel Guyon du Rouvray, 3 March 1634
  • Jean Guyon du Buisson (the father), 18 Sep 1592

Little talks about the Guyon

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If I speak about the Guyons on this page, it is because Mary Lynn Falgout, married to Roger Edward Lorando, carries with her and transmitted to her children the rich genetic Guyon bloodline. Her son Keith is proud to present to you his three primary Guyon connections as seen higher. He also informs me that he has other connections to the Guyons that are just as interesting as these three.

Jean Guyon, born in France in 1592, and his wife Mathurine Robin immigrated to Québec in 1634. To understand what they endured on their trip, I have often tried to imagine myself in their place as they travelled for months by ship, often in extremely vile conditions, to get to New France. When I also consider that they brought seven of their young children with them, it makes me realize how very rough the trip must have been.

Because of the great importance of Jean Guyon for most French-Canadians, plenty of historians have enjoyed telling his story. I will not be another one who will try to write about him. However, for those of you who would like to read more about Jean, this website contains a good description of his basic history:

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A few years ago my wife and I were browsing around in Old Québec City for a couple of days when my eyes found themselves glued to the window of an antique dealer. There in the window was a book placed untidily among the furniture and pieces of art. An old book, written by an old priest, with a subject of enormous interest to me. It was about the beginning of Montmagny, the place where our first Laurendeau ancestor lived with his family. I rushed into the store and asked about the price of the book. At first, the dealer did not want to sell it. He said it belonged to his brother, who had put it in the window strictly for decorative purposes. After a lot of negotiating and sweet talking, he finally agreed to call his brother. The brother agreed to sell me the book for....$20.00! Quivering, I handed over a $20 bill, cradled the book, and ran out of the store faster than a Roadrunner in a cartoon, being afraid that they might change their minds. I can assure you that this invaluable book brought me billions in happiness and satisfaction!

I have another reason why I want to talk here about the Guyon family. One of the things revealed in the book I just talked of describes the importance of the Guyons in the life of our young first ancestor. For it was Jean Guyon who hired that ancestor, our patriarch, Jean Rolandeau. This job helped Jean Rolandeau to start a wealthy life in North America, a life made a little easier by a salary that was paid regularly by Louis XIV, the King of France.

Some translated excerpts of the book:

In 1674 at the age of 24, we find Jean Rolandeau in the Seigneury de la Rivière-du-Sud (today Montmagny, Québec, Canada) working as a "chaîneur*" with Jean Guyon Du Buisson, the son.

". . . the honest Jean Guyon, who did the land-measuring of the Seigneury of the Rivière-du-Sud . . .
. . . During the most part of summer 1674, the meticulous land surveyor, armed with theodolite and compass; and accompanied by his faithful "chaîneur*" Jean Rolandeau, covered every direction of the vast area of the Seigneury by drawing lines, planting boundary posts, identifying trees and noting in a diary the principal characteristics or the explored territory . . .
. . . and so well he achieved his work, that the actual [1935] land registries remain invariably corresponding to its original reports. This is one of the reasons why the actual ten to twelve thousand Dions of America should not be ashamed to call him "my uncle". As for Jean Rolandeau, one of the first settlers of Saint-Thomas (now a parish within Montmagny), we have enough material to talk of him later in the book. His descendants took the name of Laurendeau . . ."

At that time, Louis Couillard was the wealthy Lord of the Seigneury of the Rivière-du-Sud. On 25 May 1677, he asked the the Count of Frontenac for a new fiefdom for his daughter Geneviève.

" . . . Frontenac granted her with the seigneury of Islet Saint-Jean . . .
. . . At the age of 17 years old, Geneviève Couillard became the Lady of a vast and fertile Seigneury . . .
. . . this new Seigneury, being near Saint Thomas, Louis Couillard could watch the establishment of without losing sight of the colonization of the Rivière-du-Sud. . .
. . . On the 4th of August 1677, he had it measured by Jean Guyon du Buisson and Jean Rolandeau . . ."


Chaîneur is a Québec word that would be fairly translated to "chainman".

The chainman is the one who measures with the "surveyor chain", also known in English as a dekamater

The surveyor chain is a chain of measure that was invented in 1624 by an English mathematician named Edmund Gunther. It is 10 meters in length. In 1996, on page 165 of the book "Topométrie générale", written by Roger Duquette and Ernest P. Lauzon, they explain the following: "The chainman which stays on the initial point is the back chainman and the chainman that is at the other end is the front chainman. A good chaining is a rather difficult and very important operation. It must be entrusted to very competent people. Two chainmen who get along fine can chain fast and well."

Picture of the chain used by our best chainman Jean Rolandeau

Because I know the Québec forest so well, based on what we have just read I can tell you that our first ancestor, Jean Rolandeau, had a very demanding and strenuous job. I can only hope that the King gave him a big salary for all of his hard work!

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The Guyon's stars are now shining in the skies of the many people with French-Canadian ancestors. If we add some more of these stars to Mary Lynn Falgout Lorando's sky, she will find some surprises!

The following French web page describes a number of celebrities who trace their family line back to Jean Guyon and Madeleine Robin. Here you will find information about Céline Dion, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, and many more. All of them are descendants of Jean and Mathurine, which makes all of them Guyon family cousins. I hope those of you who read the website get a lot of pleasure out of discovering newfound cousins, newfound stars in your skies!

The Guyon's little talks is written by
Jean Laurendeau
March 2015
I thank the admirable patience of Keith Lorando for the correction of my translation of this text from French to English.


Pierre Octave Falgout and Desire Galgout
Pierre Octave Falgout, the little boy with the hat is Desire Falgout; invaluable picture taken around 1890.

Adelia Chauvin and Desire Falgout
Adelia Chauvin and Desire Falgout; this picture was taken around 1950.

Guy Falgout Sr., 1976
Guy Falgout Sr., Retirement Ceremony, 1976

Barbara Falgout, 1985
Barbara Falgout, 1985

If you have a picture of anybody on this page that you would like to share with us, please contact Keith Lorando at the e-mail address listed below. Your picture may help us reach our goal of showing one picture for each person listed above.

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