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.