Saturday, May 13, 2017

Still More La Prairie Voyageur Ancestors (AFT March 11, 2017)


Addenda to Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes (AFTER March 11, 2017)


Joseph Duquet (1664-Aft. 1741)(8th great-uncle)
son of Denis Duquet (1605-1675) and Catherine Gautier (1625-1702)
B: 11 Aug 1664 in Québec, Qc, Can 
D: Aft. 1741, Canada 
Marriage 1702 to Suzanne Choret (1681-1759)
son of Denis Duquet (1605-1675) and Catherine Gautier (1625-1702)
• 1735, Jun 4, Engagement of Joseph Duquet (devant) to Jean-Marie Nolan, to go to Michilimackinac. Notary François Lepailleur de LaFerté.

Andre Duquet (1730–1801)(6th great-uncle)
son of Etienne Duquet dit Desrochers (1695–1762) and Marie Francoise Deneau (1698–1751)
BIRTH 11 MAR 1730 • LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
DEATH 19 MAY 1801 • Notre-Dame-de-la-Madeleine, Laprairie, St Jean, Quebec, Canada
No known marriage
• 1752, May 5, Engagement of Andre Duquet to Louis Lamy, to go to Detroit, and spend winter. Notary Louis Claude Danré de Blanzy.

Ignace Rigobert Pinsonneau (Pinsono) dit Lafleur (1736-_)(2nd cousin 6x removed)
son of Paul Pinsonneau (Pinsono) dit Lafleur (1701-1742) and Marie Josephte Tessier (1704-1779)
BIRTH 13 JUL 1736 • LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
DEATH Unknown
Marriage 1762 to Marie Josephe Payant (Payan) (Payet) (1740-_)
• 1757, Jun 10, Engagement of Ignace Rigobert Pinsonneau (Pinsono) dit Lafleur to Saint Disiers, to go to Michilmakinac. Notary Gervais Hodiesne.


Francois Albert Duquet (1731–1803)(6th great-uncle)
son of Etienne Duquet dit Desrochers (1695–1762) and Marie Francoise Deneau (1698–1751)
BIRTH 12 MAY 1731 • LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
DEATH 5 JAN 1803 • Laprairie, Quebec, Canada
No known marriage
• 1758, Apr 1, Engagement of Albert Duquet to Pierre Reaume, to go to Detroit. Notary François Simonnet.

Thomas Pinsonneau dit La Fleur (1731-1810)(2nd cousin 6x removed)
son of Paul Pinsonneau (Pinsono) dit Lafleur (1701-1742) and Marie Josephte Tessier (1704-1779)
BIRTH 1 DEC 1731 • Montréal, Quebec, New France (Canada)
DEATH 1 MAY 1810 • Laprairie, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1776 to Euphraise Artaud Hertaux
• 1761, Jun 10, Engagement of Thomas Pinsonneau dit La Fleur (GOUVERNAIL) to Joseph Daguilhé, to go to Michilimackinac. Notary François Simonnet.


Pierre Lemieux (1733–1789)(1st cousin 8x removed)
son of Jacques Lemieux (1704–1775) and Marie Catherine Deniger Sansoucy (1709–1746)
BIRTH 23 SEP 1733 • LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
DEATH FEB 26, 1789 • St-Constant, Laprairie, Quebec
Marriage (2) 1777 to Marie Angelique Beaudin (1752–1783)
• 1763, Apr 29, Engagement of Pierre Lemieux to Jacques LaSelle, to go to Détroit. Notary Gervais Hodiesne.

Joseph Boyer (1714-1797)(8th great-uncle)
son of Antoine Jacques Boyer (1671-1747) and Marie Perras (1673-1736)
BIRTH 21 SEP 1714, LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
DEATH 13 JUN 1797, LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
Marriage (1) 1737 to Marie Angelique Roy (1717-1738) (2) 1743 to Michelle Lamarque (1712-1792)
• 1763, May 2, Engagement of Joseph Boyer to Jacques LaSelle, to go to Detroit. Notary Gervais Hodiesne.


Index - Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Homage To My LaPrairie Voyageur Ancestors


As I've stated previously in "Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes," I've been interested in the North American fur trade for the past 35 years.  

Here's a photo (above) from a 1988 Rendezvous reenactment at Hart Canyon in California.  That's me on the far left.  I sure wish I hadn't sold that little hunters tipi.

Back in the 1980s, I began collecting fur trade artifacts and replica souvenirs.  Then in 2011, I made a breakthrough in my family genealogy, and over the past six years I've discovered over 100 voyageur ancestors, mostly from LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada.

During this past year I've started collecting more fur trade memorabilia as a way to pay homage to my ancestors.

My Fur Trade Collection


Replica North West Company 1820 token (worth one made beaver) and trade beads: yellow French cross, red white hearts, and small blue padre beads.


Trade silver Montreal cross and trade beads: Lewis and Clark with small blue padre beads.


Trade silver beaver effigy pendant and mixed trade beads.

My Ancestry Paper Trail


1763, Apr 29, Engagement of Joseph Pinsonneau dit Lafleur (1733-1779) (5th great-grandfather) voyageur, to Michel Laselle, a Montreal merchant, to go to Detroit. Notary Hadiesne.


Jean-Baptiste Mignier (Meunier) Lagasse (Lagace) (1749-1828) (5th great-grandfather) • 1778, Ezechiel Solomon hired Jean-Baptiste Meunier, voyageur de La Prairie de la Magdeleine to go to Mississippi, and spend the winter, Notary Antoine Foucher.


1793, Mar 18, Michel Vielle dit Cossé (1771-1810) (5th great-uncle) Engaged as a voyageur to go to dans le Nord-Ouest du Canada (far north west) for traders McTavish, Frobisher and Company aka North West Company. The contract states he is a Bowmen (Avant) who acted as the guide.


1797, August 11, Engagement of Gabriel Pinsonneau (1770-1807) (4th great-grandfather) of La Prairie, to Jacques & François Lasette to go to Detroit. Notary Louis Chaboillez.


1797, Feb 14, Engagement of Joseph Vielle dit Cossé (1767-_) (5th great-uncle) voyageur, to go to Nord Ouest [North West], Nipigon and Lac Superieur for traders McTavish, Frobisher and Company aka North West Company. Hired by company representative Alexander Mackenzie. The contract states he is a Bowmen (Avant) the man located in the front (or bow) of the canoe who acted as the guide.


Jean-Baptiste Meunier (Mignier, Minier) Lagasse (Lagace) (1776-1835) (4th greatgrandfather) • 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).  Contract 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.


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Happy paddling.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Found La Prairie Voyageur Ancestors (AFT March 11, 2017)


Addenda to Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes (AFTER March 11, 2017)

Charles Duquet (1692–1747) (7th great-uncle)
son of Jean Duquet dit Desrochers (1651–1710) and Catherine-Ursule Amiot (1664–1715)
BIRTH 27 FEB 1692 • Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
DEATH 11 AUG 1747 • Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1719 to Catherine Mallet (1700–1768)
• 1739, Jun 19, Engagement of Charles Duquet to Sr Montgras to go to Michilimackinac.

Jacques Cusson (1700–1758) (1st cousin 9x removed)
son of Jean Baptiste Cusson Dit Desormiers (1673–1740) and Marguerite Rochereau (1679–1733)
BIRTH 5 AUG 1700 • Montréal, Quebec, Canada
DEATH 7 MAR 1758 • La Prairie, , Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1729 to Michelle Cholet (1705-_)
• 1741, Jun 2, Engagement of Jacques Cusson to Claude Marin Ecuyer, to go to Michilimackinac

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, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1712 to Marie Elisabeth Bourassa (1695–1766)

• 1744, Apr 12, Engagement of Jacques Pinsonneau to Joseph Delalamce & Mc Cherurgien to go to pays d'Haut


Louis Lambert Duquet dit Desrochers (1722–1790) (1st cousin 7x removed)
son of Charles Duquet (1692–1747) and Catherine Mallet (1700–1768)
BIRTH 1722 • Lachine, Quebec, Canada
DEATH 8 SEP 1790 • LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
Marriage 1749 to Suzanne Boursier (1724-1797)
• 1745, May 15, Engagement of Louis Duquet to Dequindre

• 1748, June 14, Permission of the Governor of the Galissonniere to the Sieurs de Clignancour, L'Echelle and Moniere to send from Montreal six canoes equipped with thirty-eight men to the station of La Baie. It is forbidden to do any business other than at the said post. Role of the engages of the six canoes; Jean-Baptiste Pomainville, guide; Gabriel Gervais, Pierre Laviolette, Joseph Denio, Joseph Couillard, Pierre Laviolette, of Châteauguay; Louis Roze, Pierre Roze, and Pierre Poirier off the Rivière-des-Prairies; Toussaint Truteau, Joseph La Sablonnière and Louis L'Ecuyer, of Montreal; Baptiste Duclos, Baptiste Dubord and Laurent Roy of Pointe-aux-Trembles; François Bacqueville of Champlain; Baptiste Belhumeur, of Repentigny; Jean Parent of Pointe-Claire; André (illegible), of Lavaltrie; Hyacinthe Lafleur, of Saint-Leonard; Louis Leclerc of Saint-Lambert; Augustin Goulet of Saint-Sulpice; André Laperle of Laprairie; François Denio of Laprairie; Louis Duquet, Antoine Pain (?), Hubert (illegible); J.-B. Chaber, of Châteauguay; Charles Durand and Joseph Gauthier.de Lachine; Alexander (illegible), of the Isle of Jesus; Maurice (illegible), of Montreal; Michel Créqui (?), Joseph Chartier and Pierre Duverger, of Lotbinière.

• 1749, May 25, Permission of the Governor of the Galissonniere to Sieur Moniere to send from Montreal two canoes equipped with fourteen men under the direction of Antoine Lalonde to go to the post at La Baie. Defense not to make any business elsewhere than at the said post of La Baie and its dependencies. Role of the two canoes: Antoine Lalonde dit Latreille, guide, Louis Duquet B. Tabeau, Pierre Laviolette, Pierre Poureau (?), Of Pointe-Claire; Charles Dussault, François Huno and François Dagenest, of Lachine; René Lafantaisie, Basile Lalande, of Montreal; PierreBoileau.de l'Ile.Bizard; Louis Gagnier of Laprairie; Antoine Sansquartier, of Saint-Michel; Jean-Baptiste Fauteux, of Côte-des-Neiges.

• 1750, May 29, Permission of the governor of the Jonquiere to Sieur Laurent Bertrand, merchant, to leave Montreal, with a canoe equipped with six men to go to the station of Michillimakinac. Forbid Bertrand and his men to engage in any trade or commerce with the Indians or any other persons, except in the said post and its dependencies. Role of the engaged of the said canoe: Louis Duquet and Jacques Paré, of Châteauguay; Joseph Carrière and Charles Defond, of Montreal; Charles Senet of Pointe-aux-Trembles; Ignace Pente (?), Of Sorel.

• 1751, May 23, Engagement of Louis Duquet to Michel Parmier to go to michilimackinac

• 1752, Feb 28, Engagement of Louis Duquet to René De Couagne

• 1756, Apr 20, Engagement of Louis Duquet to Michelina Kinak

• 1768, Apr 24, Engagement of Louis Duquet to Joseph Perinault to go to michilimackinac.


Jérémie Duquet (1736–1771) (6th great-uncle)
son of Etienne Duquet dit Desrochers (1695–1762) and Marie-Françoise Deneau dit Destaillis (1698–1737)
BIRTH 20 JUL 1736 • Laprairie, Quebec
DEATH 1771 • Canada
Marriage 1765 to Marie Louise Dupuis (1743–1808)
• 1789, Jan 19, Engagement of Jérémie Duquet, voyageur from LaPrairie, to MCTAVISH, FROBISHER & CO. for one year, to go to Nord Ouest via Grand Portage.
• 1797, Aug 4, Engagement of Jérémie Duquet, voyageur from LaPrairie, to JACQUES & FRANCOIS LASSELLE for one year, to go to Detroit.

François Pinsonneau (Pinsono) (1777–1846) (5th great-uncle)
son of Joseph Pinsonneau (Pinsono)(1733–1779) and Marie Madeleine Duquet (1734–1791)
BIRTH 22 OCT 1777 • La Prairie, Roussillon, Quebec, Canada
DEATH BEF. 1846
Marriage to Euphrosine Brosseau (1781–1846)
• 1802, Nov 30, Engagement of Francois Pinsonneau to Mactavish and Frobisher Co., to go to Nord-Ouest.


Louis Pinsonneau (1760-1831) (1st cousin 6x removed)
son of Rene Pinsonneau (1724-1793) and Marie Angelique Beaudin (Bodin) (1735-1788)
BIRTH ABT. 1760 • LaPrairie, Quebec, Canada
DEATH JANUARY 1831 • Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Marriage unknown
• 1804, Mar 30, Engagement of Louis Pinsonneau of LaPrairie to Toussaint Pothier, to go to Illinois and Michilimackinac, 1 year, SECOND GOUVERNAIL. Notary Louis Chaboillez. M620/1201


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Index - Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes

Index - Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes

"Grand Portage" by CW Jeffreys

Introduction, Contents and Chapter One - La Prairie

Chapter Two - Our Earliest Fur Trade Ancestors

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Barrette Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Bourassa Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Boyer Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Deneau Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Diel Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Dupuis Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Duquet Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Gagne Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Leber Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Lemieux Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Migner dit Lagacé Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Perras Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Pinsonneau Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Poupart Family

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Vielle Family

Chapter Four, Voyageur Families of Trois-Rivières and Quebec

Chapter Four, Quebec's Amiot Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Beauchamp Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Cloutier Family & Jean Mignault dit Chatillon

Chapter Four, Quebec's Cusson Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Dardenne Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Desroches Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Godefroy Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Godet Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Miville Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Moreau Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Nepveu Family & Denise Sevestre

Chapter Four, Quebec's Picard Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Rivet Family

Chapter Four, Quebec's Sedilot Family

Chapter Five, Miscellaneous Fur Trade Ancestors

Chapter Six - Ancestors in 1600s Fur Trade Timeline

Chapter Six - Ancestors 1700s Fur Trade Timeline

Chapter Seven, French Canadian Heritage of Lucy Pinsonneau

Appendix One - French Era Fur Trade Forts, Posts and Depots

About the Author

Bibliography

Endnotes

Ripples, Endnotes



Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes





by Jerry England
Echo Press, February 2017, Chatsworth, CA

In 2011, after researching his Passino ancestry for more than a dozen years, Jerry England made a breakthrough discovery when he learned the name had been anglicized from Pinsonneau.

In time he learned the Pinsonneau lineage in North America began in 1665, when 1,300 soldiers arrived with the Carignan-Salières Regiment in Nouvelle France (Canada) to fight the Iroquois.

His first Pinsonneau emigrant ancestor, François Pinsonneau dit Lafleur (1646-1731), was a soldier in the Saint-Ours Company of the Carignan-Salières Regiment. François arrived on the ship La Justice 14 September 1665. Further research revealed emigrant ancestors that arrived as early as 1626.

Still more research revealed a family tree filled with French-Canadian Voyageurs and Coureurs de bois. So far Jerry has documented well over a hundred French-Canadian ancestors linked to the fur trade between the 1620s and 1840s.

His voyageur ancestors traveled with Samuel de Champlain, Henri De Tonty, Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye, Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac, Alexander Mackenzie, David Thompson and Louis and Clark as they explored and mapped the North American continent.

All came from villages in the Province of Quebec. They came from the environs Quebec, Trois-Rivières, and Montreal, but the vast majority were either born, married, or buried in La Prairie de la Magdeleine.

Return to beginning of book… http://laprairie-voyageur-canoes.blogspot.com/2017/03/ripples-introduction-contents-and.html

Index - Ripples from La Prairie Voyageur Canoes






Ripples, Bibliography

Bibliography


Introduction, Contents and Chapter One - La Prairie

• The Voyageurs [poem], by George Marsh, originally published by The Outing Magazine, Outing Publishing Co., 1910

• Crusaders of New France - A Chronicle of the Fleur-de-Lis in the Wilderness, Chronicles of America, by William Bennett Munro

• Minnesota, eh? a Foley/Perras Family History, by Jerry Foley

Chapter Two - Our Earliest Fur Trade Ancestors and How they Fit Together

• Carignan-Salières Regiment, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carignan-Sali%C3%A8res_Regiment

• Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Régime - Vol. 1, 1535-1760, by William Henry Atherton

• Fur trade canoe routes of Canada: Then and now, by EW Morse

• The voyageur, by Grace L Nute

• The Canoe, www.hbcheritage.ca/hbcheritage/history/transportation/canoe/

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Barrette Family


• Family history notes throughout are from the Family Tree of Jerry England.
 

Here's a good place to say thank you again to Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, Diane Wolford Sheppard, and the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan for all the marvelous research they've done and the information they've made available on the world wide web.

• French-Canadian Exploration, Missionary Work, and Fur Trading in Hudson Bay, the Great Lakes, and Mississippi Valley During the 17th Century, Part 8 - 1686 to December 1694, habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/.../Part_8_-_1686_-_1694.363151106.pdf

• The French foundations, 1680-1693, by Theodore Calvin Pease

• Fur Trade Contracts during the French Regime, Researched by Diane Wolford Sheppard, http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Fur_Trade_Contracts_during_the_French_Regime.29095438.pdf

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

• Rapport de l'Archiviste de la province de Québec - Collections {Quoted in all the following Chapters, collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2276288

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Bourassa Family

• Biography – BOURASSA, La Ronde, RENÉ – Volume IV (1771-1800), http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/bourassa_rene_4E.html

• Charles Michel de Langlade, Wikipedia

• NISSOWAQUET (Nosawaguet, Sosawaket, La Fourche, Fork), Ottawa chief, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/nissowaquet_4E.html

• Minnesota, eh? a Foley/Perras Family History, by Jerry Foley, http://fahfminn.org/books/

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Boyer Family

• The North West Company, 1779–1821, http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-north-west-company-17791821-feature/

• Biography – OAKES, FORREST – Volume IV (1771-1800),  www.biographi.ca/en/bio/oakes_forrest_4E.html

• Fur-trade on the upper lakes, 1778-1815, Library of Congress, https://cdn.loc.gov/service/gdc/lhbum/7689h/7689h_0273_0426.pdf

• Historic Forts and Trading Posts, by Ernest Voorhis, www.gedc.ca/upload/.../historic-forts-and-trading-posts-1930-ernest-voorhis.pdf

• National Historic Cairn - Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre, www.fortvermilionheritage.ca/national_history.htm

• Making the Voyageur World: Travelers and Traders in the North American Fur Trade, by Carolyn Podruchny

• The English River Book: A North West Company Journal and Account Book of 1786, By North West Company, by Harry W. Duckworth

• Rainy River Country: A Brief History of the Region Bordering Minnesota and Ontario, by Grace Lee Nute
• Lines Drawn Upon the Water: First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands, by Karl S. Hele

• Forrest Oakes, Charles Boyer, Joseph Fulton, and Peter Pangman in the Northwest, 1765-1793, by Arthur S. Morton

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Deneau Family

• Minnesota, eh? a Foley/Perras Family History, by Jerry Foley, http://fahfminn.org/books/

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Diel Family

• Timeline - Part 6 - 1674 - December 1681, French-Canadian Heritage, http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/GL_Timeline_-_part_6_-_1674_-_December_1681.2734112.pdf

• Charles Diel 1, Our first Canadian Ancestor, www.guiel.com/genealogy/charlesdiel1.htm

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Dupuis Family

• Narratives and identities in the Saint Lawrence Valley, 1667-1720, by Linda Breuer Gray

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Duquet Family

• Tadoussac, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadoussac

• Biography – DUQUET DE LA CHESNAYE, PIERRE – Volume I (1000-1700), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/duquet_de_la_chesnaye_pierre_1E.html

• Biography – COUTURE, GUILLAUME (d. 1701) – Volume II (1701), http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/couture_guillaume_1701_2E.html?print=1

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Gagne Family

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Leber Family

• Narratives and identities in the Saint Lawrence Valley, 1667-1720, by Linda Breuer Gray

• LeBer-LeMoyne House, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeBer-LeMoyne_House

• LE BER, JACQUES - Dictionary of Canadian Biography, www.biographi.ca/en/bio/le_ber_jacques_2E.html


Chapter Three - La Prairie's Lemieux Family

• Sovereign Council of New France, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Council_of_New_France

• Canada the Good: A Short History of Vice since 1500, by Marcel Martel

• Timeline of Quebec, Jean Provencher AND People's History of Quebec, by Jacques Lacoursière

• THE LIFE OF NEW FRANCE 1663-1760, by David H. Bergeron

• French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan - The Fur Trade in New France, www.habitantheritage.org/french-canadian_resources/the_fur_trade

Chapter Three - La Prairie's Migner dit Lagacé Family

• Carignan-Salières Regiment, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carignan-Sali%C3%A8res_Regiment
• Great Granddad was a French Sharpshooter, http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2013/09/great-granddad-was-french-sharpshooter.html

• Arrival of the Carignan-Salières regiment - CBC, http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP2CH7PA3LE.html

• André Migner, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Migner

• Prologue to Lewis and Clark: The Mackay and Evans Expedition, by W. Raymond Wood

• Jean-Baptiste Trudeau on the upper Missouri (1794-1796), his journal, by Jean-Baptiste Trudeau

• French-Canadian Trappers of the American Plains and Rockies, by Tangi Villerbu

• Archaeology at French colonial Cahokia, by Bonnie L. Gums

• Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804, edited by Abraham Phineas Nasatir

• New light on the early history of the greater Northwest: the manuscript journals of Alexander Henry, fur trader of the Northwest Company and of David Thompson, official geographer of the same company 1799-1814, AND from Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders. Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858, by Bruce McIntyre Watson

• Parkways of the Canadian Rockies: A Touring Guide to Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho National Parks, by Brian Patton

• The Travels of David Thompson 1784-1812, Volume II Foothills and Forests, by Sean T. Peake

• Historic Hikes in Northern Yoho National Park, by Emerson Sanford, by Janice Sanford Beck

• The First Explorers of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, by J. Neilson Barry

• The Washington Historical Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 3, Jul., 1920, David Thompson's Journeys in Idaho (Continued), by T. C. Elliott

• Alexander Henry 'The Younger' (1765 - 22 May 1814), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Henry_the_younger

• David Thompson (explorer), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thompson_(explorer)

• New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest: The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and of David Thompson, 1799-1814, by Alexander Henry and, David Thompson, edited by Elliott Coues.

• Hudson's Bay Company Archives, https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/resource/index.html?print

• The Environment and the Fur Trade Experience in Voyageurs National Park, http://npshistory.com/publications/voya/fur-trade-experience.pdf

• Fort Lac la Pluie - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lac_la_Pluie

• From Things Left Behind - National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/voya/learn/historyculture/upload/FromThings%20Left%20Behind.pdf

• What is a Dit Name?, https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-dit-name-3972358

• King's Daughters - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King's_Daughters

• THE NORTH WEST COMPANY, by Marjorie Wilkins Campbell, https://archive.org/stream/northwestcompany001509mbp/northwestcompany001509mbp_djvu.txt

Chapter Three - Perras Family

• Pierre Peras dit Lafontaine (Family Search), https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/4211946

• Minnesota, eh? a Foley/Perras Family History, by Jerry Foley, http://fahfminn.org/books/

Chapter Three - Pinsonneau Family

• Carignan-Salières Regiment, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carignan-Sali%C3%A8res_Regiment

• Two Carignan-Salières Soldiers and a Pair of Filles Du Roi, http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2016/07/two-carignan-salieres-soldiers-and-pair.html

• History of Monroe County, Michigan, https://archive.org/stream/historyofmonroec00wing/historyofmonroec00wing_djvu.txt

• History of Old Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana, https://archive.org/stream/historyofoldvinc01gree/historyofoldvinc01gree_djvu.txt

• Treaty of Greenville - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Greenville

• Letter to Thomas Jefferson from Jacques Lasselle, 12 June 1806, http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/default.xqy?keys=FOEA-print-04-01-02-3833&mode=deref

• Superior Rendezvous-Place: Fort William in the Canadian Fur Trade, by Jean Morrison

• Kakabeka Falls - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakabeka_Falls

Chapter Three - Poupart Family

• Biography – DAUMONT DE SAINT-LUSSON, SIMON-FRANÇOIS, www.biographi.ca/en/bio/daumont_de_saint_lusson_simon_francois_1E.html

• A history of Minnesota, https://archive.org/.../historyofminneso01folwuoft/historyofminneso01folwuoft_djvu.txt

• Biography – PERROT, NICOLAS – Volume II (1701-1740), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/perrot_nicolas_2E.html

• Nicolas Perrot - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Perrot

• 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

• Nicolas Perrot: French Fur Trade in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical, http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963805&dsRecordDetails=R:CS541

• The French régime in Wisconsin and the Northwest, https://archive.org/stream/frenchrgimeinwis00kell/frenchrgimeinwis00kell_djvu.txt

Chapter Three - Vielle Family

• Biography – MACKENZIE, Sir ALEXANDER – Volume V (1801-1820), http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/mackenzie_alexander_5E.html

• Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~goudied/PDF/Goudie/Lives_Lived_Entire-Bruce-McIntyre-Watson.pdf

• The North West Company, 1779–1821, http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-north-west-company-17791821-feature/

Chapter Four - Amiot Family

• Biography – AMIOT (Amyot), JEAN – Volume I (1000-1700), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/amiot_jean_1E.html

• Henri de Tonti - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_de_Tonti

• René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René-Robert_Cavelier,_Sieur_de_La_Salle

• 17th Century Fur-Trade and Military-Expedition Families, by Diane Wolford Sheppard, http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Fur_Trade_and_Military_Expedition_Families.275153206.pdf

• Michilimackinac Families – d'Ailleboust to Amiot, by Michel  LePallieur and Diane Wolford Sheppard, habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/.../Ailleboust_to_Amiot.31111207.pdf

• Biography – AMIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE (fl. 1720-63) – Volume III (1741), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/amiot_jean_baptiste_1720_63_3E.html

• Technological Adaptation on the Frontier: An Examination of Blacksmithing at Fort Michilimackinac, 1715-1781, by Amy S. Roache-Fedchenko, Syracuse University

•  1747a Inventory of Goods Furnished by Order of Louis De La Corne, 13 June. by Jean-Baptiste Amiot, National Archives of Canada, Series C11A, Vol. 117 (MG 1/3, Vol. 141), microfilm C - 2408, Ottawa.
• 1747b Inventory of Goods Furnished by Order of M. De Noyelle, 13 August. by Jean-Baptiste Amiot, National Archives of Canada, Series C11A, Vol. 117, (MG 1/3, 140), microfilm C - 2408, Ottawa.

• Gunsmithing at Michilimackinac: Jean-Baptiste Amiot, a Blacksmith at Michilimackinac. by David Armour, 1976, In, Firearms on the Frontier ed. Hamilton, pp.25 - 31. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

Chapter Four - Beauchamp Family

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

Ripples, Chapter Four, Cloutier Family

• Jean MIGNOT MIGNEAULT, www.leveillee.net/ancestry/d533.htm

• Biography – CLOUTIER, ZACHARIE – Volume I (1000-1700), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/cloutier_zacharie_1F.html

• The Jesuit relations and allied documents : travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France, 1610-1791, https://archive.org/stream/jesuits73jesuuoft/jesuits73jesuuoft_djvu.txt

Chapter Four - Cusson Family

• Jean Cusson - WorldConnect Project, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rnelsonla&id=I0711

• History of Detroit, https://en.wykipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Detroit

• Notary Transaction for Detroit, 27 May 1701 (Present were Messieurs Jean Bochart, chevalier, Seigneur de Champigny and Noroy), habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site.../1701_Convoys_2014_-_Suzanne.14171832.pdf

• Cusson (pioneers) in-laws of Ange Lefebvre-aka-Descoteaux, By Janet Manseau, http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/lefebvre/1368/

Chapter Four - Dardenne Family

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

Chapter Four - Deroches Family

• Nicolas Perrot: French Fur Trade in Wisconsin, by Wisconsin Historical Society, http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963805&dsRecordDetails=R:CS541

• Biography – PERROT, NICOLAS – Volume II (1701-1740), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/perrot_nicolas_2E.html

• The French régime in Wisconsin and the Northwest, https://archive.org/stream/frenchrgimeinwis00kell/frenchrgimeinwis00kell_djvu.txt

• Grand Portage As A Trading Post - National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/grpo1/fur_trade.pdf

Chapter Four - Godefroy Family

• Biography – GODEFROY DE NORMANVILLE, THOMAS – Volume I, www.biographi.ca/en/bio/godefroy_de_normanville_thomas_1E.html

• Biography – GODEFROY DE LINTOT, JEAN – Volume I (1000-1700), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/godefroy_de_lintot_jean_1E.html

Chapter Four - Godet Family

•  Biography – SAINT-PÈRE, JEAN DE – Volume I (1000-1700), http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/saint_pere_jean_de_1E.html

Chapter Four - Miville Family

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

Chapter Four - Moreau Family

• Why I’ll Drive an Oldsmobile but never a Cadillac or The Adventures of Louis Durand, Joseph Moreau and Sieur Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac,  by Roger Durand, Reprinted with permission from vol 18 #3, July 1997, in The Journal of the http://www.habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Articles_in_Michigans_Habitant_Heritage-_6_April_2015.95104411.pdf

• Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. I, 1000-1700, Canada, University of Toronto Press and Les Presses de l’universite Laval, 1966

• Jean Durand and His Descendants, Theophile W. Denomme, Michigan Habitant Heritage, Vol. 17 #2, Apr., 1996

• Jean Durand dit LaFortune and his descendants, by Durand, Elden, Durand: manuscript, Kentucky, 1944

• Jean Durand et sa Posteritie, L’ Association des Familles Durand, Inc., by Joseph Durand, C.S.V., Viateur Durand, C.S.V., Montreal, 1954

• Our French-Canadian Ancestors, Palm Harbor, Fl, 1993, by Thomas J. Laforest, Margry Jacques Saintonge, Origines francaise, t. V. CXXII

• France and England in North America, Volume I, by Francis Parkman, New York, Viking Press, 1983

•  A Source-book of Canadian History, by J. H. Reid, Stewart, Kenneth McNaught, Harry S. Crowe, Toronto, Longmans Canada Limited, 1959

• The Legend of Louis Durand Early French Canadian Voyageur, by Mike Durand, http://www.durandfoundation.com/archives/stories/theleg.html

Chapter Four - Nepveu (Neveu) Family

• Biography – NEVEU, JEAN-BAPTISTE – Volume III (1741-1770), www.biographi.ca/en/bio/neveu_jean_baptiste_3E.html

• Great-aunt Denise was a Mother of Voyageurs, a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2016/07/great-aunt-denise-was-mother-of.html

• Part 5 - French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, www.habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/.../Filles_du_Roi_-_Part_5.5095042.pdf

• Part 2 [2014 Version] Étienne Véron de Grandmesnil, Father and Son, http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docsRush_to_Judgment_Part_2_-_Veron_de_Grandmesnil_father_and_son_-_2014.11151854.pdf

• The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History, by Harold Adams Innis

Chapter Four - Picard Family

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

Chapter Four - Rivet Family

• The Mountain men and the fur trade of the far West, by LeRoy Reuben Hafen

• Sign-Talker: The Adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, by James Alexander Thom

• The Travels of David Thompson 1784-1812: Volume II Foothills and Forests 1798-1806, To the Pacific and Return 1807-1812, by Sean T. Peake

• French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest. by Jean Barman

• By Honor and Right: How One Man Boldly Defined the Destiny of a Nation, by John C. Jackson

• The Intrepid Voyageurs - Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, www.lewisandclark.org/wpo/pdf/vol38no1.pdf

• Collections - State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/collectionsstate16stat

• Oregon Trail Timeline 1792-1815, http://www.oregon.com/attractions/oregon-trail-timeline-1792-1815

• NAMES OF PEOPLE IN THE WEST, DURING THE FUR TRADE, https://user.xmission.com/~drudy/mtman/html/names/names.html

Chapter Four - Sedilot (Sédillot) Family

• Voyageur Contracts Database {Quoted in all the following Chapters | La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, http://shsb.mb.ca/en/Voyageurs_database

Chapter Five - Voyageur Ancestors, Miscellaneous

• Andre' Robidoux dit Espagnol, by Hugh M. Lewis, http://www.lewismicropublishing.com/Publications/Robidoux/RobidouxAndre.htm

• Biography – GAGNON (Gaingnon, Gangnon, Gaignon), MATHURIN, www.biographi.ca/en/bio/gagnon_mathurin_1E.html

• Robidoux Chronicles: Ethnohistory of the French-American Fur Trade, by Hugh M. Lewis

Chapter Six - Voyageur Ancestors in Fur Trade Timeline

History of the Fur Trade – White Oak Society, http://whiteoakhistoricalsociety.org/historical-library/fur-trade/time-line-a-brief-history-of-the-fur-trade/

Chapter Seven - French Canadian Heritage of Lucy Pinsonneau

• 1850 US Federal Census, Rutland, Jefferson Co., New York: Givarow Passinault, age 47 (1803), born Canada Mary Passinault, age 40 (1810), born Canada

• 1850 New York Agriculture Census, Rutland, Jefferson Co., New York: Givarow Passano

• 1860 US Federal Census, Wilna, Jefferson Co., New York: Gilbert Passino, age 57 (1803), born Canada Mary Passino, age 55 (1805), born Canada

• 1864 Wilna, Jefferson Co., New York Land Owner Map G. Pasino

• 1870 US Federal Census, Wilna, Jefferson Co., New York: Gilbert Pasnan, age 68 (1802), born Canada Mary Pasnan, age 62 (1808), born Canada

• 1870 New York Agriculture Census, Wilna, Jefferson Co., New York: Givarow Pasnan

• 1877 He is Gilbert Passino in an obituary published in the Carthage Republican (New York)

• 1877 The name Gilbert Passino is on his headstone in Pierce Cemetery, Wilna (Fort Drum), Jefferson Co., New York.

• French connection -- From street signs to surnames, French-Canadian influence on region manifests itself in many distinct ways, By Robin Caudell Staff Writer, Press Republican newspaper (Plattsburgh, New York), 24 Nov 2002

• Birth: from Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967: Gabriel Pinsonneau, Event Year: 1801-1805, Event: Naissance (Birth), Religion: Catholique, Place of Worship: La Prairie (Notre-Dame-de-La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine), Province: Québec

• Marriage: from Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967: Gabriel Pinsonault, Spouse: Marie Emilie Lagasse, Event Year: 1824, Event: Mariage (Marriage), Religion: Catholique, Place of Worship: Châteauguay

Chapter Eight - French Era Fur Trade Forts, Posts and Depots

• List of fur trading post and forts in North America, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fur_trading_post_and_forts_in_North_America

• The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan (Voyageur contracts) http://habitantheritage.org/french-canadian_resources/the_fur_trade

• Caesars of the Wilderness: Médard Chouart, Sieur Des Groseilliers and Pierre Esprit Radisson, 1618-1710, by Grace Lee Nute


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About the Author

 




Jerry England is a family historian, canoeist and writer who lives in Chatsworth, California.

Since 2011, he has written a blog titled, "A Drifting Cowboy Blogspot."  The stated goal for writing his blog is, "to leave to my grandsons the answers to the questions I wished I had asked my granddad."

Jerry is also a cowboy activist, a Western movie historian, and a folk artist. His cowboy and fur trade legacy can be back-trailed for more than twelve generations across the forests and prairies of North America.

Jerry explains,

"I've always known I had some distant relatives that were French-Canadian, but until recently I didn't know anything about them.

Yet, somehow deep within my DNA, I've always carried a burning desire to learn about North America's fur trade, and her mystical forest dwellers.

More than that, I've had a love affair with canoes and canoeing for 60 years. When I was a teenager, in the late 1950s, I rented canoes at Bass Lake, near Yosemite.

In 1974, I bought my first canoe, and promptly made two float trips down the Owens River in California's Eastern Sierras. Since then I have paddled hundreds of lakes and rivers across North America.

Some of my most cherished memories are of canoe trips to the Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Ontario's Algonquin Park, Wyoming's Snake River, and the upper Missouri River in Montana.


In the Boundary Waters, 1986

In a 2011 breakthrough, I discovered my French-Canadian roots, and learned that I share the DNA with more than a hundred French-Canadians that were involved in the fur trade between 1620 and 1820.

I guess it explains my love of canoeing, and those magical silent places that can only be reached by paddle and portage.
"

Jerry with his vintage Old Town Canoe at Wishon Reservoir, California, 2011

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