This branch of the Vanasse family descend from Jean Baptiste Sebastien Vanasse , the third son of Francois Noel Vanasse and Jeanne Fourrier .He was born on January 26 1682 at Champlain Quebec . He married Suzanne Baron dit Lupien on January 7 1718 at Louiseville . Within a couple of generations his descendants would drop the surname Vanasse and use the name of Bastien from their founder primary name .This is one of at least 8 different Bastien families that lived in the province of Quebec .
The Bastiens mainly settled around Maskinonge south of Trois Rivieres on the north side of the Saint Lawrence River . Some like their Vertefeuille cousins crossed the river and settled in Yamaska .