Monday, August 8, 2016

Pierre Poupart and One Hundred Years of Voyageur Descendants


1670s...
Pierre Poupart my 8th great-grandfather was a Voyageur for Daumont de Saint-Lusson and Nicolas Perrot in 1670 when they claimed the Great Lakes for France.

SEE: 1670, Daumont de Saint-Lusson and Nicolas Perrot Claim the Great Lakes
http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2016/07/1670-daumont-de-saint-lusson-and.html

From: French-Canadian Exploration, Missionary Work, and Fur Trading in Hudson Bay, the Great Lakes, and Mississippi Valley During the 17th Century – Part 6 1674 to December 1681 by Diane Wolford Sheppard

August 1679, we find an incident that took place at Michilimackinac: "La Salle and Tonty arrested four of the men who had deserted La  Salle’s trading group after they heard rumors that the Griffon would never reach Michilimackinac (Gabriel Barbier dit LeMinime, Le Barbier, Poupart, and Saint Croix)" It is unclear exactly who this Poupart is, but it seems likely to be our Pierre Poupart.

We know Pierre was killed by the Iroquois on 7 June 1699, at LaPrairie.  He was just 40 years old.


1720s...
Joseph Poupart
my 7th great-grandfather A voyageur to Detroit: (1723, August 27, Charles Chesne embauché Joseph Poupart voyageur de LaPrairie, aller à Détroit, Notary Adhémar).  He is the son of Pierre Poupart (1653 - 1699) and Marguerite Perras dit La Fontaine (1665 - 1708)


1750s
Joseph Poupart
my 1st cousin 8x removed A voyageur to the Illinois Country: (1751, Jul 2, Jacques Quesnel embauché Joseph Poupart voyageur de LaPrairie, gouvernail, aller à Illinois, notary Adhemar).  He is the son of Jean Baptiste Poupart (1689–1730) and Marie Catherine Gervais (1689–1763), and the grandson of Pierre Poupart (1653 - 1699).

Jacques Poupart my 1st cousin 8x removed is a voyageur at Michilimackinac: (1753, Apr 8, Toussaints pothier embauché Jacques Poupart voyageur de LaPrairie, gouvernail, aller à Michilimackinac, notary Danré Blanzy).  He is another son of Jean Baptiste Poupart (1689–1730) and Marie Catherine Gervais (1689–1763), and the grandson of Pierre Poupart (1653 - 1699).

It's curious to note that we also find Etienne Duquet dit Desrochers -- 6th great-grandfather (from an entirely different branch of the family tree) also contracted on the same trip: (1753, Apr 13, Toussaints Pothier embauché Étienne Duquet voyageur de LaPrairie, gouvernail, aller à Michilimackinac, notary Danré Blanzy)


1790s...
Jean-Baptiste Poupart
my 2nd cousin 7x removed is a voyageur at Michilimackinac: (1799, July 19, James Robertson & Co. embauché Jean-Baptiste Poupart voyageur de LaPrairie, devant, aller à Michilimackinac, notary Chaboillez)  He is the son of Jacques Poupart (1720–1810) and Marie Anne Goyau (1726–1769), and great-grandson of Pierre Poupart (1653 - 1699).

This Jean-Baptiste Poupart (1762–1832) my 2nd cousin 7x removed was born 16 MAY 1762 in Laprairie, Quebec, Canada, and died 25 JAN 1832 in Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada. He married 22 Oct 1787 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada to Marie Suzanne Debuc (Dubuque)(1768–1844).

I believe there is a good chance he is the same Jean-Baptiste Poupart (Poupard) who is sharing property with Gabriel Pinsonault -- my 4th great-grandfather -- in Chateauguay on the 1825 Lower Canada Census (See Below: Page 1098, Publication Number MG 31 C1, FHL Film Number 2443958).


Our Lineage from Pierre Poupart to Lucy Pinsonneau -- my 2nd great-grandmother:

Pierre Poupart (1653 - 1699) -- 8th great-grandfather

Joseph Poupart (1696 - 1726) -- son of Pierre Poupart

Marie Josephe Poupart (1725 - 1799) -- daughter of Joseph Poupart

Pierre Barette dit Courville (1748 - 1794) -- son of Marie Josephe Poupart

Marie Angelique Baret (Barette) dit Courville (1779 - 1815) -- daughter of Pierre Barette dit Courville

Marie Emélie Meunier dit Lagassé (1808 - 1883) -- daughter of Marie Angelique Baret (Barette) dit Courville

Lucy Pinsonneau (Passino) (1836 - 1917) -- daughter of Marie Emélie (Mary) Meunier dit Lagassé -- my 2nd great-grandmother




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