Joseph Roy

M, (12 January 1841 - )
Father-Biological*Louis Roy1,2 b. 7 Aug 1815, d. 12 Mar 1895
Mother-Biological*Nathalie Bonin1,2 b. 5 Apr 1817, d. 16 Nov 1855
Family Lines
Roy Line
Last Edited=9 Feb 2024
     Joseph Roy was born on 12 January 1841 at Saint-Esprit, Québec, Canada.1,3,2 He was the son of Louis Roy and Nathalie Bonin.1,2 Joseph Roy was christened on 1 December 1841 at Saint-Esprit, Québec, Canada.2

Joseph Roy, age 22, married Marie-Adelaide Gagnon, age 21 , daughter of Joseph Gagnon and Marie-Delphine Giguère, on 19 May 1863 at Notre-Dame-de-Montréal Paroisse, Montréal, Québec, Canada.1 Joseph, age 29 years, and Marie-Adelaide, age 29 years , appeared on the Canadian Census of 1871 at Lévis, Québec, Canada.4 Joseph Roy immigrated in 1877 to Cohoes, Albany County, New York.5 Joseph, age 38 years, and Ada, age 38 years, appeared on the US Census of 1880 at 119 Wilmar Avenue, Cohoes, Albany County, New York.3 According to the census in 1880, Joseph was a cabinet maker.3

Compeller's Notes:
Second Marriage and Death: Much more research needs to be done on this family. Compounding the issues is the name Joseph. In Québec, if a boy's first name was not Joseph, then he was christened Joseph. Roy is also a very common name. Hence Joseph Roy is akin to John Smith. In Member Trees is a second marriage to a Mary Parker, and a death date of 13 July 1908. I found the Find-a-Grave record for the Joseph Roy who died on 13 July 1908, and it states his father was Augustine. Clearly a different Joseph. Also, in the 1880 Census, our Joseph was married to Ada. Adelaide easily becomes Ada, while Mary does not.

Children of Joseph Roy and Marie-Adelaide Gagnon


  1. Drouin, Claude. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection). Provo, Utah: Operations, 2008.
  2. Programme de recherche en démographie historique. Online
  3. Census Bureau. 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Lehi, Utah: Operations, 2010.
  4. Library and Archives Canada. 1871 Canadian Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2009.
  5. Roy, Arthur A. "Roy Information." E-mail message from athurroy (at) at California. 21 April 2007.
  6. Ancestry Member Trees - Use with Caution. Provo, Utah: Operations.