Friday, January 25, 2019

Timeline of my French-Canadian Great-Grandfathers in the Fur Trade



Part 1 - 1600s

Philippe Amiot (Amyot) dit Villeneuve (1602-1639) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Georges Elie Amyot (1570-1620) and Louise Chichon (1580-1610)
Birth 1602 • Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France
Death 26 AUG 1639 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1625 to Anne Convent (1605-1675)
• 1636, Coureur de bois near Trois-Rivières.

Mathieu Amiot (Amyot) Sieur de Villeneuve (1628-1688) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Philippe Amiot (Amyot) dit Villeneuve (1602-1639) and Anne Convent (1605-1675)
Birth 23 MAY 1628 • Estrees, Soissons, Ile-de-France, France
Death 18 DEC 1688 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1650 to Marie Catherine Miville (1632-1702)
• 1640s, Interpreter and fur trader for the Jesuits in the Huron country.

Jean Mignault dit Chatillon (1622-1680) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Nicolas Mignault (1600-1648) and Madeleine DeBrie (1600-1648)
Birth 20 APR 1622 • Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
Death 1680 • Montmorency, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1648 to Louise Cloutier (1632-1699)
• 1648, Governor Montmagny sent Jean Mignault to the (le pays des Hurons) "Huron's Country" to invite them to the fur trade.

Philippe Foubert (1616-1661) (10th great-grandfather)
son of Robert Foubert (1596-1684) and Claude Poulain (1600-1684)
BIRTH 1616 • Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
DEATH 23 DEC 1661 • Champlain, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1639 to Jeffine Riviere (1605-1681)
• 1649, Sep 12 -- engagement of Philippe Foubert to Charles Sevestre. Charles Sevestre was a clerk in the fur trade monopoly company's storehouse at Quebec, and eventually the general manager of the storehouse. He was also financier and outfitter for investors and traders based at Quebec, Trois-Rivières, and Montreal.

Denis Duquet (1605-1675) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Joseph Duquet and Jeanne Barbie
Birth ABT 1605 • La Rochelle, Aunis, France
Death 26 NOV 1675 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1638 to Catherine Gautier (1625-1702)
• 1659, member of the "Traite de Tadoussac," the first fur-trading post in European North America (established in 1600, eight years before the founding of Québec City).

Charles Boyer (1631-1698) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Pierre Boyer (1610-1660) and Denise Refence (1610-1666)
Birth 1631 • Vançais, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 16 FEB 1698 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Married 1666 to Marguerite Ténard (1645-1678)
• 1660s, ten members of the Boyer family, including his son Antoine Boyer (husband of Marie Perras) are listed on 31 voyageur trips. These lists do not include the trips these same men made on their own as coureurs des bois.

Charles Diel dit Le Petit Breton (1652-1702) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Philippe Diel (1618-1676) and Marie Anquetin (Hanquetin) (1630-_)
Birth BEFORE 1652 • Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Death 13 APR 1702 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1676 to Marie Anne Picard (1663-1697)
• 1665, arrived in New France as a soldier in the La Fouille Company of the Carignan-Salières Regiment.
• 1677, voyageur with Frontenac at Fort Frontenac
• 1684, Leger Hebert of Cap de la Trinite has a trade permit and hires Charles to go to the Outaouais (Ottawas) country with Pierre Lefebvre and Antoine Caille on 20 September 1684 for the sum of 630 livres.

Andre Robidou dit Lespagnol (1643-1678) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Manuel Robidou (1620-1667) and Catherine Alve (1618-1667)
BIRTH 1643 • Galice, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain
DEATH 1 APR 1678 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1667 to Jeanne Denote (1647-1701)
• 1666, working as a voyageur for Eustace Lambert, a prominent fur trader.

François Pinsonneau dit Lafleur (1646-1731) (7th great-grandfather)
parents unknown
Birth 1646 • Saintogne, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 26 JAN 1731 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine (Notre-Dame-de-La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine), Québec
Marriage 1673 to Anne LeBer (Leper) (1647-1732) (a King's Daughter - filles du roi)
• a soldier in the Saint-Ours Company of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, arrived on the ship La Justice 14 September 1665.

Jean Baptiste Desroches (1621-1684) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Jean Antoine Desroches (1585-1652) and Antoinette Unknown (1585-_)
Birth 1621 • Le Bois, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France
Death 23 AUG 1684 • Pointe Aux Tembles, Montreal, Canada
Marriage 1647 to Francoise Godé (Gaudet) (1631-1715)
• 1667, formed a trading company with Nicolas Perrot, Toussaint Baudry, and Isaac Nafrechoux. Together they traveled west to Ottawa Country, and to Green Bay in 1668.

André Mignier (Meunier) dit Lagacé (1641-1727) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Michel Mignier Lagace (1602-1678) and Catherine Masson (1620-1669)
Birth 11 APR 1641 • St Martin, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne, France
Death 20 NOVEMBER 1727 • Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1668 to Jacquette Michel (1630-1710) (a King's Daughter - filles du roi)
• a French Sharpshooter in the Berthier Company of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, arrived on the ship Le Brézé 30 June 1665.

Pierre Peras (Perras) dit La Fontaine (1616-1684) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Pierre Perras (1590-1660) and Jeanne Lanier (1595-1660)
Birth 21 AUGUST 1616 • Rouen, de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Death 30 APR 1684 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine (Notre-Dame-de-La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine), Québec
Marriage 1660 to Denise Lemaitre (1635-1691)
• 1670s, Pierre, his three sons and sons-in-laws involved in the fur trade as Coureurs des bois.

Pierre Poupart (1653-1699) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Jean Poupart (1625-1682) and Marguerite Frichet (1625-1682)
Birth ABT 1653 • Bobigny, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Death 7 JUN 1699 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1682 to Marguerite Perras dit La Fontaine (1665-1708)
• 1670, Voyageur for Daumont de Saint-Lusson and Nicolas Perrot when they claimed the Great Lakes for France.

Francois Leber (Lebert) (1626-1694) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Robert LeBer (1601-1625) and Colette Cavelier (1605-1694)
Birth 1626 • Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Death 19 MAY 1694 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage (1) to BEF 1656 to Marguerite Leseur (1628-1662) (2) 1662 to Jeanne Testard
(1642-1723) (8th great-grandmother)
• 1688, voyageur to Ottawa Country.

Francois Bourassa (1659-1708) (7th great-grandfather)
son of Francois Bourassa (1630-1684) and Marguerite Dugas (1635-1698)
Birth 1659 • Luçon, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Death 9 MAY 1708 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine (Notre-Dame-de-La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine), Montréal
Marriage 1668 to Marie Le Ber (1666-1756)
Francois Bourassa and his three sons: Rene Bourassa dit LaRonde (1688-1778), Francois Joachim Bourassa (1698-1775), and Antoine Bourassa (1705-1780), were known as "the fathers of the fur trade."
• 1686, François Bourassa made a voyage to Hudson Bay for the Compagnie du Nord.
• 1688, René Legardeur, sieur de Beauvais, hired François Bourassa and Joachim Jacques Leber to make a voyage des 8ta8ats (Ottawa Indians).
• 1690 René Legardeur hired Pierre Bourdeau, André Babeu, François Bourassa, and Joachim Leber for a voyage to Michilimackinac.
• 1690, Pierre Bourdeau consented to a debt for merchandise from André Babeau, Joachim Leber, and François Bourassa, voyageurs, for their voyage to the Ottawa.

Jean Duquet dit Desrochers (1651-1710) (7th great-grandfather)
son of Denis Duquet (1605-1675) and Catherine Gautier (1625-1702)
Birth 1651 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Death 20 AUG 1710 • Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1683 to Catherine-Ursule Amiot (1664-1715)
• 1680s "bourgeois" - headman of a fur brigade to pays d’en haut.

Jacques Deneau (Deniau) dit Destaillis (1660-1720) (7th great-grandfather)
son of Marin Deneau dit Destaillis (1621-1678) and Louise Therese LeBreuil (1634-1727)
Birth 2 NOV 1660 • Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Death 29 JUN 1720 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1690 to Marie Rivet (1673-1705)
• 1685, Antoine Bazinet hired Charles Deniau dit Destaillis for a voyage to Sault Ste. Marie . Notary Bourgine.
• 1688, 5 July, Claude Greysolon, Sieur de LaTourette, hired Charles Deniau and Jacques Deniau for a trip to the 8ta8ois (Ottawa Indians). Notary Antoine Adhémar.
• from: Minnesota, eh? -- Jacques Deneau, his brother Charles and a total of 19 Deneau family members are listed on 69 voyageur trips.

Gabriel Lemieux (1626-1700) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Louis Lemieux (1600-1665) and Marie Luguan (1600-1669)
Birth 10 APR 1626 • Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Death 2 DEC 1700 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1658 to Marguerite Leboeuf (1636-1671)
• 1690, Voyageur and courier de bois to Michilimackinac and Sault Ste. Marie.

Antoine Jacques Boyer (1671-1747) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Charles Boyer (1631-1698) and Marguerite Ténard (1645-1678)
Birth 10 APR 1671 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death 27 MAR 1747 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1690 to Marie Perras (1673-1736)
• 1690, Coureur de bois who bought land with 600 livres from the sale of beaver pelts.
• 1694, Charles Legardeur, sieur de L’Isle, hired Antoine Boyer to make a voyage to the 8ta8ois (Ottawa Indians).

Jean Cusson (1630-1718) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Jean Cusson (1605-1656) and Jacqueline Pepin (1606-1663)
Birth 1630-11-11 • Ste-Marguerite, Rouen, Normandie, France
Death 1718-04-08 • St-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
Marriage 1656 to Marie Foubert (1640-1715)
• Jean Cusson had six sons, Jean, Michel, Charles, Ange, Nicolas and Joseph who were all active as fur-traders from 1690 to 1713. All having all received permission to travel to the west.
• 1690, Voyageur for Nicolas Perrot to the 8ta8ois (Ottawa Indians)
• 1704, July 4, Jean Cusson's engagement to Jean Baptiste Bissot de Vincennes to go to the land of the Outaouais. Notary Michel Lepallieur.

Moïse Dupuis (Depuis) (1673-1750) (7th great-grandfather)
son of Francois Dupuis (Dupays) (1634-1681) and Georgette Richer(1647-1799)
Birth 10 JULY 1673 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Death 19 JAN 1750 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1699 to Marie Anne Christiansen (1676-1750)
• 1692, courier de bois and trader at Schenectady, NY)
• from "Narratives and ldentities in the Saint Lawrence Valley, 1667-1720": He was linked to large fur trading families, and may have been among the French who attacked Schenectady in 1692." He seems to have remained in Schenectady, either as a trader, a wounded soldier or as a prisoner, long enough to find a spouse.

Jacques Hugues Picard (1618-1707) (9th great-grandfather)
son of Gabriel Picard dit LaFortune (1590-1660) and Michelle Clavier (1598-1660)
Birth ABT 1618 • St Columbin, Nantes, Bretagne, France
Death 22 DEC 1707 • Our Lady of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1660 to Antoinette Liercourt (1634-1707)
• 1693, Eustache Prévost, Jean Sauviot, and their unnamed associates hired Jacques Picard o make a voyage to the 8ta8ois (Ottawa Indians), notary Antoine Adhémar.

Gabriel Lemieux (1663-1739) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Gabriel Lemieux (1626-1700) and Marguerite Leboeuf (1636-1671)
Birth 4 SEP 1663 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death 18 SEP 1739 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1690 to Jeanne Robidoux (1673-1736)
• 1690, Voyageur and courier de bois to Michilimackinac and Sault Ste. Marie.
• 1692, Aug 9, Engagement by Joachim Germano, Notary Antoine Adhemar dit Saint-Martin.
• more from: Michigan’s Habitant Heritage (MHH), Vol. 35, #2, April 2014 - 17th Century Engagé Contracts to the Great Lakes and Beyond - 15 June 1690 to 23 May 1695 - Part 2: Above: "19 August 1692, Joachim Germaneau hired Gabriel Lemieux and Laurent Glory dit LaBrière to make a voyage to the 8ta8ois (Ottawa Indians) specifically to Michilimackinac and Sault Ste. Marie [Antoine Adhémar].
• 1734, May 28, Ustache Gamelin hired Gabriel Lemieux voyageur to go to poste des associe [Kamanistigouia???], notary Lepailleur de LaFerté)
• 1737, May 6, Engagement de Gabriel Lemieux à Charles Ruet Dauteuil pour faire le voyage au Détroit. Notary Lepallieur.

Part 2 - 1700s

Jean Baptiste Moreau (1657-1727) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Jean Moreau (1635-1710) and Catherine Leroux (1635-1689)
Birth ABT 1657 • Parthenay, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 25 AUG 1727 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1692 to Marie Anne Rodrigue (1673-1720)
• 1703, hired by Compagnie de la Colonie du Canada as a voyageur to go to Detroit via Lake Erie. Notary Adhémar.
• 1704, Jul 28, Engagement de Anthoine Pinard, de la Baye S'-Anthoine sur le lac S'-Pierre, Pierre Benoist dit La forest, des Trois-Rivières, An th. Salvay, de Saurel, René Beaujean, Pierre Desautels, de S'-Martin en cette île, Pierre Bou-gret Dufort, de Boucherville, Pierre Le Boeuf, de cette ville, Robert Rivard, Charles Le Scieur, Joseph Moreau, Jean Moreau, Franc. Frigon, Joseph Couturier, An th. Thunay Dufresne, Julien Le Scieur, Mathurin et Simon Rouillard, Joseph Rivard,
de Batiscan, Louis Baribau, Ignace Guyon, Jean et Charles Ricard, Edmond Roy Chatellereau, Pierre Richer, de S'«-Anne, Anthoine Donnay, Pierre et Denys Bour-gerie, François Robert, Robert Lafontaine, Jacques et François de Noyons, Pierre Puybarreau de Boucherville, Albert Bosne Lafranchise de La Chine, Gaspard Maignan de Mouille Pied, Pierre Edeline, Jean Cadieux, de Longueuil, Jacques Cardinal, de la Coste S'-Pierre en cette lie, Adrien Senécal de Varennes,
Pierre Mauriceau, de Repentigny, Jean David, de la Rivière Becancourt, Paul Dumouchel, Toussaint Dardenne, Jean et Jacques Campot, Pierre Garro Xaintonge, Jacques Vaudry, de cette ville, Michel Messier, Allexandre Petit du Cap S'-Michel, Jean Tousignan Lapointe, Ignace Le May, de Losbinières, Pierre Guignard Dollone, de Lanoray, Jacques Lemelin, des Grondines, Louis Fafart, Estienne Bosne, Jean Mandeville, de Berthier, Joseph Sarrasin, de Charlebourg, Pierre Villier, de Québec.
• 1716 Apr 30, Nicolas Perttuis hired Jean Moreau voyageur de Batiscan to go to Michilimackinac. Notary Adhemar.
• 1717, May 18, Engagement de Jean Moreau à Paul Guillet pour faire le voyage à
Michilimackinac. Notary Adhemar.
• 1718, May 22, Engagement de François Neveu et Jean Moreau à Paul Guillet pour faire le voyage à Michilimackinac. Notary Adhemar.

Pierre Gagne (Gagnier) (1645-1726) (8th great-grandfather)
son of Pierre Gagne (Gasnier) (1610-1656) and Marguerite Roset (Rouzee) (1615-1685)
Birth 24 FEB 1645 • Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France
Death 26 MAR 1726 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Québec
Marriage 1670 to Catherine Daubigeon (1653-1712)
• 1712, Jean Baptiste Forestier hired Pierre Gagné to make a voyage to Détroit. Notary Antoine Adhémar.

Charles Diel (1688-1734) (7th great-grandfather)
son of Charles Diel dit Le Petit Breton (1652-1702) and Marie Anne Picard (1663-1697)
Birth 5 AUG 1688 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death 21 JUN 1734 • Chambly, Quebec, Canada
Marriage (1) 1716 to Jeanne Boyer (1694-1730) (7th great-grandmother) (2) 1732 to Marguerite Robert (1683-1766)
• 1713, Gilles Lecours and Charles Cusson hired Charles Diel to make a voyage to Détroit. Notary Antoine Adhémar.
• 1718, May 28, Pierre Roy hired Charles Diel to make a voyage to Détroit.

Jacques Pinsonneau dit Lafleur (1682-1773) (6th great-grandfather)
son of François Pinsonneau dit Lafleur (1646-1731) and Anne LeBer (1647-1732)
Birth 13 APR 1682 • Contrecoeur, Quebec, Canada
Death 22 MAR 1773 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1712 to Marie Elisabeth Bourassa (1695-1766)
• Given the family connection to the fur trade it is likely he was a Coureurs des bois.

Joseph Poupart (1696-1726) (7th great-grandfather)
son of Pierre Poupart (1653-1699) and Marguerite Perras dit La Fontaine (1665-1708)
Birth 8 JUN 1696 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death 16 APR 1726 • Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1724 to Marie Anne Lemieux (1706-1777)
• 1715, Mar 5, Engagement de Charles Le Gardeur à Joseph Poupart pour faire le voyage à Michilimackinac. Notary Adhémar. 1715, March, Engagement of Charles Le Gardeur to Joseph Poupart to make the trip to Michilimackinac-Study Adhémar.
• 1723, August 27, Charles Chesne hired Joseph Poupart voyageur de La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, to go to Détroit, Notary Adhémar.

Louis Courville Barrette (Baret) (1717-1753) (6th great-grandfather)
son of Guillaume Barrette (1678-1745) and Jeanne Gagné (1683-1719)
Birth 24 FEB 1717 • Napierville, Quebec, Canada
Death 30 JAN 1753 • St Constant, La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1741 to Marie Josephe Poupart (1725-1799)
• father and brother of voyageurs.

Francois Moise Dupuis (1709-1764) (6th great-grandfather)
son of Moise Dupuis (Depuis) (1673-1750) and Marie Anne Christiansen (1676-1750)
Birth 14 FEB 1709 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death 19 SEP 1764 • St-Philippe, La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1733 to Marie Anne Roy (1712-1750)
• 1752, Jun 2, Nicolas Volant hired Francois Dupuis voyageur de La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine to go to Michilimackinac. Notary Adhemar.

Etienne Duquet dit Desrochers (1694-1762) (6th great-grandfather)
son of Jean Duquet dit Desrochers (1651-1710) and Catherine-Ursule Amiot (1664-1715)
Birth 15 MAR 1694 • Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
Death 1762 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine (Notre-Dame-de-La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine), Québec
Marriage 1722 to Marie-Françoise Deneau dit Destaillis (1698-1737)
• 1751, Jun 4, Igance Bourassa hired Étienne Duquet voyageur de La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine to go to Michilimackinac, notary Adhemar.
• 1752, Jun 9, Francois Daguilhe hired Étienne Duquet voyageur de La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine to go to Michilimackinac, notary Danré Blanzy.
• 1753, Apr 13, Toussaints Pothier hired Étienne Duquet voyageur de La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, gouvernail, to go to Michilimackinac, notary Danré Blanzy.

Joseph Pinsonneau (Pinsono) (1733-1779) (5th great-grandfather)
son of Jacques Pinsonneau dit Lafleur (1682-1773) and Marie Elisabeth Bourassa (1695-1766)
Birth 10 APR 1733 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death AFTER 1779 • Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1761 to Marie Madeleine Duquet (1734-1791)
• 1763, April 29, Engagement of Joseph Pinsonneault dit Lafleur, as a voyageur, to Michel Laselle, a Montreal merchant. Notary Hadiesne.

Pierre Barette dit Courville (1748-1794) (5th great-grandfather)
son of Louis Courville Barrette (Baret) (1717-1753) and Marie Josephe Poupart (1725-1799)
Birth 2 FEB 1748 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Death 31 JAN 1794 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Québec
Marriage 1772 to Marie Anne Dupuis (Dupuy) (1753-1807)
• 1778, engagement de Pierre Barette" aux S" William G Jean Kay pour aller Fort Michilimackinac. Notary P. Lalanne, flls.

Jean-Baptiste Mignier (Meunier) Lagasse (Lagace) (1749-1828) (5th great-grandfather)
son of Joseph Mignier (Meunier) Lagace (1706-1778) and Felicite Caouette (Cahouet) (1709-1783)
Birth ABT 1749 • Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière
Death 15 SEP 1828 • Québec, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1775 to Marie Judith Gravel Brindeliere (1757-1779)
• 1778, Ezechiel Solomon hired Jean-Baptiste Meunier, voyageur de La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine de la Magdeleine to go to Mississippi, and spend the winter, Notary Antoine Foucher.
• 1794, Jean-Baptiste Meunier and his partner, Jacques Rolland, established trading house near a village of the Ponca Indians on the Missouri River.
• 1800, James & Andrew McGill hired Jean-Baptiste Meunier voyageur de Chambly to go to Mississippi, and spend the winter, notary Louis Chaboillez.

Gabriel Pinsonneau (1770-1807) (4th great-grandfather)
son of Joseph Pinsonneau (Pinsono) (1733-1779) and Marie Madeleine Duquet (1734-1791)
Birth 5 AUG 1770 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine (St Philippe), Quebec, Canada
Death 19 AUG 1807 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine (Notre-Dame), Québec
Marriage 1802 to Marie-Louise Vielle (1780-1813)
• 1797, August 11, Engagement of Gabriel Pinsonneau, of La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, to Jacques & François Lasette to go to Detroit. Notary Louis Chaboillez.

Part 3 - 1800s

Jean-Baptiste Meunier (Mignier, Minier) Lagasse (Lagace) (1776-1835) (4th great-grandfather)
son of Jean-Baptiste Mignier (Meunier) Lagasse (Lagace) (1749-1828) and Marie Judith Gravel Brindeliere (1757-1779)
Birth 24 APR 1776 • Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
Death BEFORE 1835 • St-Laurent (St-Laurent), Québec
Marriage 1799 to Marie Angelique Baret (Barette) dit Courville (1779-1815)
• 1800, Feb 14, James & Andrew McGill hired Jean-Baptiste Meunier voyageur de Chambly to go to Mississippi, and spend the winter, notary Louis Chaboillez.
1803, Oct 6, McTavish, Frobisher & Co. (North West Company) hired Jean-Baptiste Meunier voyageur de St-André-d’Argenteuil to go to Lac De La Pluie (Rainy Lake), notary Louis Chaboillez). From the Archives of Quebec. Notes: Go through Michilimakinac if required, make two trips from Kamanatiguià Fort to Portage de la Montagne, and give six days of drudgery, and help carry the three canoes in the land.

Gabriel Pinsonneau (1803-1877) (3rd great-grandfather) (aka: Gilbert Passino)
son of Gabriel Pinsonneau (1770-1807) and Marie-Louise Vielle (1780-1813)
Birth 3 MAR 1803 • La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine (Notre-Dame-de-La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine-de-la-Madeleine), Quebec
Death 16 DEC 1877 • Wilna, Jefferson Co., NY, USA
Marriage 1824 to Marie Emélie (Mary) Meunier Lagassé (1808-1883)
• emigrated to Vineyard, Grand Isle (Isle Le Motte), Vermont before 1830, and may have traded furs to supplement farming income.
• may have been in New Orleans in 1840, but he settled in Wilna, New York before 1850.


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