Chevassu, Joseph, a French theologian, was born at St.-Claude, in Fralifce-Comte, Nov. 6, 1674. After his appointment to the parish church of Les-Rousses. in the diocese of. St.-Claude, he published anonymously the following works: Cathechisme Paroissice. (Lyon]s, 1726, 12mo):— Meditations Ecclesiastiques (ibid. 1737, 4 vols.. 12mo): — Meditations Chretienes (ibid. 1746, 12mo)' Meditations- sur la Passion: (ibid. eod.):Abrege du Ritziel Ronmain (ibid. eod.): — Prones pour ttous les Dinmanches de. 'Annee (ibid. 1753):— Meditations sur les Verites Chr'etienne et Ecclesiastiques (ibid. 1751), etc.' He died at his native place, Oct. 25, 1752. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale. s.v.