Metis

1751 - 1753

THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY COMPLAINS TO LONDON

The Canadian Pedlars (Metis) are blocking the Indian trade to Hudson Bay.


The Canadian Pedlars set up 'little shacks' everywhere of five, ten or twenty men to conduct trade.

The Hudson Bay Company would later call their own 'little shacks', 'houses', 'stations' or 'forts'.


1751

Jean Baptiste Cadotte is at Sault Ste Marie, New France (Wisconsin).

Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), soldier 1751 to 1755 (II)-Pierre Joseph Celoron born 1693 son (I)-Jean Baptiste Celoron; 1st marriage, December 30, 1724, Montreal, Quebec, (I)-Marie Madeleine Blondeau, 2nd marriage October 13, 1743 (II)-Catherine Eury born 1722, died November 4, 1797; in 1777 she entered religion with the soeurs Grises, with the name of soeur Marie Catherine Eury Laperelie.

Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), birth (III)-Francois Hypolite Chaboillez son (II)-Charles Chaboillez (1706-1757) and Marie Anne Chevalier.

Louis Ducharme, born 1684 Montreal, Quebec, is hiring men for Islinois (Illinois Country)

Christopher Gist, an Englishman, wintered on the Ohio River, Kentucky.

Francois Josue de La Corne, sieur Dubreuil b-1710 is hiring Voyagers to Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan).

Pierre Antoine de La Corne, sieur de la Colombiere b-1708, is hiring voyagers for Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), and poste de la Riviere St, Joseph.

Joseph Lefebvre dit Lasiseray is involved with the trade with the Sioux (Dakota).

Jacques LeGardeur of Saint Pierre (1701-1755) established St. Pierre's Fort (Winnipeg).

Francois Marie Picote, sieur de Belestre (1719-1793) led a raid on the La Demoiselle's village, where he was wounded and returned to France for treatment.

(III)-Louis Joseph Gautier of Verendrye (1717-1761), Chevalier de Le Verendrye operated La Pointe, Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin) until 1755. Marin son Pierre Paul Marin? of Green Bay, New France (Wisconsin), and Verendrye of La Pointe, Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin), are in constant wrangle over their respective rights to the upper Mississippi region. Paul Marin de la Malgue (La Marque) (1692-1753), commandant La Baye, New France (Wisconsin) says that in 1753-54 he procured 700 packs fur from his Green Bay station, New France (Wisconsin), and if La Verandrie had not stopped, his people he would have made 'un coup' such as Green Bay, New France (Wisconsin) had never made before. Marin's people operated out of Fort Duquesne (L'Assomption) (Pittsburg, Co. Allegheny, Pennsylvania) at the Crow and Mississippi Rivers. He also had another post near Hastings, Minnesota. This wrangling suggests both parties are employing the Coureurs des Bois to trade the North West.

(III)-Jean Baptiste Cadot (1723-1803), in the employ of Louis Le Gardeur, Sieur De La Repentigny, is reported living at Sault Ste Marie, New France (Michigan/Ontario).

The Fort at Sault Ste Marie, New France (Michigan) is 110 feet square, enclosing three houses. A bull, two heads of cattle, three cows, two heifers, a horse and a mare have been brought from Fort Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan). The Frenchman (actually a Metis) and his wife had cleared the land and planted grain. The Frenchman, however, had no intentions of becoming a farmer, and two Indian slaves are employed to work the land.

January 9: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, Jacques Tavernier to (IV)-Marie Joseph Fauvel died February 3, 1766, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), daughter (II)-Jacques Fauvel dit Bigras (1696-1751) and (II)-Angelique Clement born 1705; 2nd marriage January 8, 1752, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), a Francois Lebeau .

January 11: Michilmackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage Charles Chalut, (Charlu) dit Chanteloup born 1715 et Charlu son (I)-Francois Charles Chalut born 1678, soldat, and (II)-Marie Marthe Fortier (1688-1749) of Montreal, Quebec; married January 11, 1751, (V)-Agathe (Agnes) Amiot, Metis, daughter (IV)-Jean Baptiste Ambroise Amiot born 1694 and Marie Kitoulague sauvagesse. See 1715.

February 10: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Genevieve Pierre Janis, daughter (II)-Nicolas Francois Janis b-1720 and (II)-Therese Meloche b-1732; married January 7, 1766 British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Claude Reaume.

February 11: Michilimackinac, baptism, Marie Angelique Hins daughter not declared and Constant Chevalier, widow of Hins

February 15: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, Charles Nicolas Raimbaut married (III)-Judith Amable Cesire born November 5, 1728, Lachine, Quebec, daughter (II)-Jean Cesire (1698-1767) and (II)-Marguerite Charlotte Girard (born 1703).

February 21: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (III)-Ignace Courville dit Billy, born January 27, 1722, Champlain, died December 31, 1766, son (II)-Francois Courville; married (III)-Marie Anne Perthuis (1735-1752) daughter (II)-Nicolas Perthuis

March 12/13: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Marie Anne Campeau daughter (III)-Jean Baptiste Campeau (1711-1783) and (III)-Catherine Perthus (1718-1763).

April 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), baptism, (IV)-Ursulee Bouron, died by 1754, child (III)-Louis Bouron dit Clermont; habitant La Cote south of Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), and (II)-Marie Ripau et Roiet;

April 24: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Angelique Chesne, died December 28, 1752, she was burned in her fathers house with her sister Marie Anne; daughter (III)-Pierre Chesne born 1724 and (II)-Marie Clemence Chapoton (1726-1753)

April 26: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (V)-Genevieve Godet daughter (IV)-Jacques Godet (1699-1760) and (IV)-Marie Louise St. Martin dit Baudry Desbuttes (b-1724); married (IV)-Jean Baptiste Campeau son (III)-Jean Louis Campeau (1702-1774) and (II)-Marie Louise Robert, died April 2, 1776.

May 5: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Jerome Dufour son (I)-Pierre Dufour dit Bonvivant born 1714 and (III)-Marie Charlotte Gloria (1721-1766).

May 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, (II)-Jacques Campeau, born 1677, died May 8, 1751, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (I)-Etienne Campeau, married December 1, 1699, Montreal, Quebec, (II)-Jeanne Cecile Catin, born 1681, died August 26, 1715, Montreal, Quebec. He and his family were in Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), from 1714 or earlier, likely until his death. Most of his children were born Montreal, Quebec but married Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan). Therefore, it is likely he was a voyager or trader.

May 29: The Chevalier Jacques Repentigny LeGardeur of Saint-Pierre (1701-1755), originally commander of Fort Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), dispatched a party of ten men in two canoes this spring (May 29) to build a trading post near the forks of the Saskatchewan, North West Territories, which they called Fort La Jonquiere (Nipawin, Saskatchewan). LeGardeur is actually stationed at Fort La Reine (Portage la Prairie, Manitoba) from 1750 to 1752. Some contend this fort is built near Calgary, Alberta and abandoned in 1759. This story suggests that a party of ten Frenchmen were dispatched by Boucher de Nioerville (Niverville), Lieutenant under command of Jacques LeGardeur of Saint Pierre (1701-1755), to established Post La Jonquiere on the Saskatchewan River, near the mountains. Bishop Emile Tardiff, in his writings, supports the story that De Niverville built Fort La Jonquiere at, or near, Calgary. These stories or expeditions were fueled by the 1745 reports from the Cree, who said the Poskoyac River (Saskatchewan River) started in the very lofty mountains, and over the mountains a great lake exists, the water of which is undrinkable.

June 1: A permit from the Governor of the Jonquiere to Jean Baptiste Poirier to depart Montreal, Quebec, with one canoe and a crew of six men to render to the Post of La Baie des Puants (Green Bay), New France (Wisconsin). Prohibition to make treaty elsewhere than the Post and its dependencies. The role of the engages of the canoe: (II)-Joseph Poirier also LaFleur (born 1711), of I'Ile Perrot; Joachim Raymond, of La Pointe Claire; (III)-Olivier Garahan (?) of Saint Anne, Montreal, Quebec, (alias Garao, Garau, Garneau, Gavahau, Ganahau, Garaheau, Gaspe? Coline de Carillon and Perrin de Louargat born 1706 at Bout de I'IIe, Montreal, Quebec); (III)-Michael Raymond (born 1743?), of Saint Genevieve; (III)-Jacques (Jean Baptiste) Brouillard (born 1721), of St. Michel d'YaMaska; Joseph Toulouse, of Montreal, Quebec.

June 1: (III)-Louis Charly of Saint Ange dispatched from Montreal, Quebec, one canoe with six men to the account of Monsieur Godefroy under command of Poupart (Poupard) alias LaFleur for Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan). Crew includes La Verdure, (III)-Jean Baptiste Fresniere alias Foisy of Vercheres, Baptiste Colin, of Boucherville (alias Garneau, see May 8, 1739 or two different men?); Flavien Marier and Louis Le Clerc (married 1759), of Terrebonn; (III)-Charles Fortin, of LaValtrie (married 1748).

After June 1: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, 1751 Joseph Poupard dit Lafleur to Marie Anne Agathe (1730-1799) daughter Hyacinthe Reaume (1704-1774) and Agathe Lacelle (1709-1778)

June 2: A permit, for Francois Chevalier from Montreal, Quebec to Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), included: Joseph Favereau and Pierre Tessier de Contrecoeur; Francois Gadois de la Riviere Saint Pierre; Nicolas Courneau (?) de Montreal, Quebec; Martin and Basile Favereau de Boucherville.

June 2: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Periere Marin to conduct d'Antoine Humo Deschamps, guide, Michel Humo Deschamps son de I'ile Perrot; Joseph Moreau de Saint Sulpice; Jacques Chapin (/), de L'Assomption; Jacques Lavergne des Vertus; Antoine Basinet de la Pointe aux Trembles; Jacques Lafontaine de Laprairie.

June 3: A permit, to (III)-Joseph Saint Aubin Montreal, Quebec, (b-1707) to Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), includes his woman (III)-Julienne Cuillerier de Ribercour (b-1711) and their six children and passengers Saint Eutrope de Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan); Louis Gibault de la Cote Saint Paul; Gabriel Mallet de la Grande Riviere. Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), this season had 43 men according to the parish register including S. Goerge and Gayau.

June 4: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Jacques Giasson; Pierre Deschamps, Jean Baptiste Desloges, Michel Humo Deschamps, Lafrance Bourbonnais, Amable Deschamps, Pierre Darragon dit Lafrance de I'ile Perrot; Louis Aubert, Antoine Aubert, Pierre Favereau de Boucherville; Jean Baptiste Veronneau de Chambly; Pierre Hubert dit Lacroix de Lachine; Francois Aubuchon Desaliers, Joseph Canada de Berthier; Joseph Douaire de Montreal, Quebec

June 6: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Jean Baptiste Lefebvre; Jacques Bouvier (?), Antoine Lariviere and Jacques Labrosse de la Pointe Claire; Nicolas Lajeunesse de Vaudreuil; Nicolas Verret du Lac des Deux Montagnes; Jean Baptiste Beauregard de Chambly.

June 6: A permit, to MackinacNew France (Michigan), for Gonneville and Volant, merchant; Louis Menard, guide, de I'ile Perrot; Joseph Desfonds de Montreal; Jean Baptiste Menard de la Pointe Claire; Pierre Durocher de I'ile Sainte Therese; Charles Menard de Chamblay; Louis Pelletier de Laprairie.

June 7: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Nicolas Dufresne; Joseph Raymond and Etienne Jette de Montreal, Quebec; Jacques Pare de Chateauguay; Francois Lemieux and Augustin Bourdon de Laprairie; Etienne Marleau de Lachine, Quebec; Jean Baptiste Lachance de Saint Leonard (engage du R.P. Dujaunay)

June 7: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Claude Cecile; Joseph illisible de Chambly; Antoine Caty and Joseph Lachapelle de la Pointe aux Trembles, Quebec; Gervis Basile de Batiscan; Jasques Richard and Joseph Chretien des Trois Rivieres, Quebec.

June 9: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Landreville Lefebvre and Joseph Carignan; Baptiste Parisien du Bout de I'Ile; Laurent Diker (?), Diker le jeune du Lac; Julien Lefebvre, Pierre Carignan, Claude Mongrain, Joseph Lefebvre de Batiscan; Claude Joubert de la Riviere du Loup; Claude Carignan, Charles Tissaux, Antoine Juneau (?) and Antoine Hery de Berthier.

June 14: A permit, of Toussaint Pothier from Montreal, Quebec to Camastigoka and Michipicoton included Coderre, guide, Etienne Saint Germain, illisible, Louis Laplante, Antoine Laplante de Saint Anne; Louis Grenier, Joseph Boismenu, Adrien Boismenu du Sault au Recollet; Joseph Courbard, Alexis Vallee, de Montreal; Charles Marion, Joseph Marion, Louis Tellier de L'Assomption; Antoine Paquet, Sourcy de la Pointe aux Trembles; Jean Rheaume, Pierre Girard de Laprairie, Louis Grou, Michel Vandry de Saint Sulpice; Augustin Thibault de Cap Saint Ignace; Laurent Dagenest and Antoine Poissant dit ansquarter de Saint Michel.

June 15: A permit, for poste de Chagouamigon; engages Joseph Laviolette, Hubert Laviolette, Joseph Laviolette fils, Joseph Ladouceur, Joseph Robillard, Amable Laviolette, Antoine Laplante, Paul Brazeau, Maurice Hery Duplanty, Jean Baptiste Valois, Pierre ---- dit Deslauriers, Tous de Sainte-Anne; Joseph Goulet, Francois Morisseau, Ignace Brown, Andre Bouteiller, de Dautray ---; Augustin Goulet, Pierre Morisset Pere(?), Bernard Lachapelle, Louis Desmarets, Louis Morrisseau, Jasmin dit Lajoie, de Laprairie; Charles Martel, de Saint Lambert; Pierre Ouimet, de La Cote-Des-Neiges; Charles Chevaudier dit Lepine, Francois Migneron, Louis Desmarest, Antoine Parisot, de L'Assomption; (Illisible) dit Lafleur, de Lavaltrie; Charles Laplante, du Bout-de-I'lle.

June 27: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Suzanne Gendron born June 27, died August 1, 1751, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter (I)-Simon Gendron dit Potevin, a merchant, and (II)-Suzanne Bienvenu (1722-1764).

July 4: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Hamelin; Louis Minard de Quinze Chiens (Quinchein); Louis Lalumiere de Varennes; Francois Lafontaine and Jean Baptiste Lafontaine de Chambly; Basile Jannot de la Pointe aux Trembles, Louis Beloin (?) des Grondines.

July 6: Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, (III)-Francois Louis Cardin (Cardinal), soldier da la Garnison, notaire en 1756 son (II)-Maurice Cardin; married Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), (III)-Marie Constance Chevalier (b-1719) daughter (II)-Jean Baptiste Chevalier (1677-1752) and (II)-Francois Alavoine (1690-1756); 1st marriage August 30, 1741 Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), (II)-Joseph Hins (Hains, Hines) alias Ainse, born,1717, died January 4, 1746, Cahokia, (Illinoios).

July 25: Micilimackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, Joseph Relle to Charlotte Parant.

July 27: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, (IV)-Marie Suzanne Boyer born December 20, 1749, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan) daughter (III)-Pierre Boyer (1707-1765) and Marie Anne Louise Pepin.

August 4: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), baptism, (III)-Antoine Dagneau (DeQuindre) (1743-1784) son (II)-Louis-Cesaire Dagneau (1704-1767) who died Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), and (III)-Marie Anne Picote de Belestre (1714-1756).

August 4: A permit, to Poste La Pointe de Chagouamigon, Ojibwa Country (Lake Superior,Wisconsin) engages Francois Barsalou, Joseph Grandmaison, Charles Hardouin and Basile Viel.

August 12: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (IV)- Guillaume Laforest, born April 7, 1725, Baie St. Paul son (III)-Jean Laforest dit Labranche b-1682 and (II)-Marie Francoise Rancour b-1693, 2nd marriage to (III)-Genevieve Amable Fauvel born January 24, 1741, Ste-Genevieve, Montreal, Quebec, (Veuve de Gabriel Charpentier) daughter (II)-Francois Fauvel dit Bigras born 1700 likely Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), died 1756, Ste Genevieve, Montreal, Quebec and (II)-Marguerite Bautron born 1708; 1st marriage (IV)-Marie Marguerite Trembley (1725-1768).

August 24: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, Antoine Dagneau Dequindre sieur de Pontchartrain, died April 5, 1814, in Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son Louis Cesare Dagneau Dequindre b-1704 and Marie Anne Picote Belestre (1714-1756); married August 23, 1779, Montreal, Quebec, Catherine Trottier Desrivieres b-1757, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), died May 12, 1817, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter Jean Noel Trottier Desrivieres b-1721 and Marie Catherine Gamelin b-1731

August 29: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), baptism, (II)-Jeanne nee Deshetres, born September 27, 1749, daughter (I)-Antoine Deshetres and (III)-Marie Charlotte Chevallier born 1710: married January 6, 1767, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), Bonaventure Reaume.

September 13: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Louise Godfroy daughter (I)-Francois Godfroy (1717-1764) and (III)-Suzanne Pepin b-1719; married May 31, 1765, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), Francois Prudehomme.

September 15: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (V)-Antoine Laforest, died Sept 20, 1751, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (IV)-Guillaume Laforest b-1725 and (IV)-Marie Marguerite Tremblay (1725-1768).

September 24: Longueuil, Quebec, marriage (III)-Joseph Gouyou born Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (II)-Jean Baptiste Gouyou born 1688 and (II)-Marie Deguire Larose (1700-1733); married Marguerite Lemoine.

October 3: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Amable Cosme et St. Cosme son (II)-Pierre Laurent Cosme et St. Cosmeborn 1721 and (III)-Catherine Barrois (1727-1790); married March 30, 1785, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), (IV)-Genevieve Bourdeau born 1763.

October 5: Michilimackinac, baptism, Francois Hypolite Chaboiller, son Charles Chaboiller and Marianne Chevalier.

October 9-14: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Charles Campeau son (III)-Nicolas Campeau (1710-1756) and (II)-Agathe Casse (1716-1808).

October 10: South West, birth (IV)-Marie Joseph Jourdain, Metis, baptised July 19, 1756, Michillimackinac, New France (Michigan), daughter (III)-Jean Baptiste Jourdain b-1718 and Marie Joseph Reaume; married July 24, 1764 British Michillimackinac, (Michigan) Francois Lablanc

October 11-17: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Marie Charlotte Campeau daughter (III)-Paul Alexandre Campeau born 1709 and (III)-Marie Charlotte Pineau.

October 22: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Pierre Ignace Boyer died June 25, 1752, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (III)-Ignace Boyer (1721-1784) Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), and (IV)-Angelique Pepin dit Descardonnets.

November 14: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Jean Baptiste Durand son (I)-Pierre Durand dit Montmirel (1706-1792) and (II)-Catherine Guignon.

October 31: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (III)-Charles Campeau living la Cote Sud, born 1715, died December 24, 1785, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (II)-Michel Campeau. 1st marriage October 31, 1751, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), (IV)-Marie Catherine St. Aubin dit Casse daughter (III)-Joseph St. Aubin. 2nd marriage January 8, 1754, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), to Marie Charlotte Montray et Julliet la Cote Sud born 1737 died 1773 Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter Antoine Montray.

November 13-14: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Angelique Campeau born 13th died 14th November daughter (III)-Antoine Campeau (1702-1759 and (V)-Marie Anne Pelletier.

November 27: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, Andre Campeau.

December 10: Makinac, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Marie Anne Chalut daughter (II)-Charles Chalut et Charlu born 1715 and (IV)-Agnes, Agathe Amiot.

December 26: Mackinac, New France (Michigan), baptism (III)-Therese Elisabeth Couvret, Metis, born Sault Ste Marie, New France (Michigan/Ontario) baptised September 21, 1752, Mackinac, New France (Michigan), daughter (II)-Joseph Couvret born 1695 and Marie Charlotte Demeurant, a Sauteuse, (Ojibwa) of Sault Ste Marie, Ojibwa Country (Michigan/Ontario).

December 29: St. Pierre les Becquets, Quebec, birth, (III)-Madeleine Couturier, Metis daughter (II)-Denis Joseph Couturier, Metis, b-1681, and (II)-Therese Hamel, b-1707, died March 14, 1737 St. Pierre les Becquets, veuve de Jean Tousignan, daughter (II)-Jean Francois Hamel..

December 31: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, Agathe Francoise daughter (III)-Pierre Chesne dit Labutte born 1729 and (IV)-Marie Anne Cuillerier.

1752

Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Charles Louis Bourassa son (III)-Rene Bourassa dit LaRonde (1718-1792) and (III)-Anne Charlotte Veronica Chavalier baptised 1746. See marriage August 3, 1744

Maurice Blondeau is trading the Upper Country this season.

Jean Baptiste Bonneau b-1752, married, Louise Indian b-1760 likely North West.

(I)-Jean Brisard, married, May 7, 1752, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), (II)-Angelique Clement born 1705 veuve de Jacques Fauvel.

The Red River Metis census of 1831 to 1838, lists Laurent Cadotte Sr. born 1752 North West and Canada depending on the census year. Could be son (III)-Jean Baptiste Cadotte born 1723 and living Nipigon and Sault Ste Marie both Canadian and American side. His date of birth varies from 1747 to 1757. The two Laurent Cadotte jr. born 1773 and 1783 may suggest two or more Cadotte Sr. or different mothers?

Michilimackinac, baptism Agnes Chaboiller daughter of a female slave of Chaboiller.

Guillaume DaGneau-Douville De LaMothe, born 1706, married 1742, Louise Lefournier dit Duviviers, born 1721, promises he will only sell his panis, (slave) Charles Pawnee- slave child, to catholic at the baptism in Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan). In 1756 he hangs one of his slaves.

Philippe Thomas Dagneau de la Saussave (1700-1758) is hiring for the Fox Poste de Chiningue and LaBelle Riviere (Ohio River).

Louis Cesair Dagneau (1704-1767) is granted Ile aux Cochons (Belle Isle), in the Detroit River, by the commandant Pierre Joseph Celoton de Blainville. Protests arose so that the grant was withdrawn, and he was given a large tract of land on the west side of the settlement.

Louis Lienard, sieur de Beaujeu and de Villemonde (1716-1802) son Louis Beaujeu and Denise Catherine (Therese) Migeon Bransac; 1st marriage 1747 Louise Charlotte Cugnot, 2nd marriage 1753 Genevieve Lemoine de Longueuil and was commander Fort Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), 1752-1760.

Jacques Legardene is the first person known to refer to the Stony or Shining Mountains as the Montagnes de Roche (Rocky Mountains). This, however, is not entirely true as Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1490-1557), a Spaniard, in 1529, called them Sierra- meaning Rocky Mountains, and his explorations were well published throughout Europe.

Joseph Robson wrote: The Company (Hudson Bay Company) has, for eighty years, slept at the edge of a frozen sea. They have shown no curiosity to penetrate further themselves, and have exerted all their art and power to crush that spirit in others. He also said the Company never ordered virtue or sobriety, nor requested a clergyman to attempt civilization.

Country Marriage Jean Baptiste Reaume, Metis, son Jean Baptiste Reaume b-1675 and Symphorose Ouaouabouigne (8a8ab8k8e); married (Churched) 1754) Marie Joseph Matchiougakouat (8agak8at) of the Folle Avoine tribe.

This year ten individual trading parties received travel permits for ten canoes with crew of six per canoe for La Pointe, Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin) to trade with the Dakota Sioux. This represents a major voyager thrust into the interior beyond the western end of Lake Superior (Fond du Lac). Luc de La Corne, sieur de Chapt de St. Luc, b-1711, in partnership with Louis Joseph Gaultier de La Verandrye at Chagouamigon (La Pointe), Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin), and was hiring voyagers from 1752 to 1757 for Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan) and Chagouamigon (La Pointe), Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin)..

The English of the Hudson Bay Company say the Canadians, being always courteous and sociable by nature, greatly increased the prosperity of the French trade, despite their inept leadership. (I)-Joseph Isister Chief Factor flogs (I)-James Flat for protesting the cooking methods of partridge at the Prince of Wales Fort. The men had been flinging it at one another's faces, and turning up their noses at it. Mr. Walker is also in attendance.

Fort LaReine (Portage LaPrairie) is burned, for the second time, by the natives.

January: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (III)-Anoyme Celoron child (II)-Pierre Joseph Celoron born 1693 and (II)-Catherine Eury (1722-1797).

January 6: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Antoine Gouyou son (III)-Jean Baptiste Gouyou (1722-1764) and (II)-Louise Delieres (1724-1766)

January 7: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Marie Louise Gouyou daughter (III)-Jean Baptiste Gouyou (1722-1764) and (II)-Louise Delieres (1724-1766).

January 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, Francois Lebeau to (IV)-Marie Joseph Fauvel, died February 3, 1766, British, Fort Detroit, (Michigan), daughter (II)-Jacques Fauvel dit Bigras (1696-1751) and (II)-Angelique Clement born 1705; 1st married January 9, 1751, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), a Jacques Tavernier.

January 10: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (III)-Joseph Cabassier born 1722 son (II)-Charles Cabassier; married (II)-Angelique Bienvenu dit Delisle living de La Cote sub-ouest born 1721 veuve de Claude Esprit died December 14, 1773.

January 12: A permit, Montreal, Quebec to La Baie des Puants (Green Bay), New France (Wisconsin) and the Scioux (Dakota Sioux) including Pierre Giroux de Laprairie; Antoine Laperriere, de Berthier; Joseph Rivet de Repentigny; Jacques Desloges de la Pointe Claire; Debien de la Pointe Claire; Francois Bergeron de la Riviere du Loup; Guillaume Bodin de la Tortue.

January 18: A permit, Montreal, Quebec, to La Baie des Puants, New France (Wisconsin), and the Scioux including Claude Bourbonnais, guide, de Vaudreuil; Jean Vincent de Sainte Genevieve; Lafranchise de Sainte Therese; Antoine Giroux de Sainte Genevieve; Jean Baptiste Landreville de Repentigny; Jacques Raymond de la Pointe Claire; Joseph Toulouse de la Cote des Neiges; Joseph Tourangeau de Montreal, Quebec.

February: (I)-Louis Billouart, Chevalier de Kerlerec (1704-1770) was Governor Louisiana, New France (1753-1763) but the French sent no settlers, money or supplies. Ordonnateur Vincent de Rochemore (Intendent) disrupts the administration through intrigue, he is removed but has Kerlerec recalled and imprisoned but he was later cleared before his death.

February 15: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Francoise Gastinon son (II)-Francois Catignon also Gastinon et Gastignon dit Duchesne born 1700 and (III)-Marie Joseph David ( 1698-1793).

February 20: Makinac, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Veronique Cardin (Cardinal) daughter (III)-Francois Louis Cardin (Cardinal) and Constante Chevalier; married June 16, 1770, British Makinac, (Michigan) Charles Sanguinet of Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan).

February 27: Michilimackinac, baptism, Augustin Laffertiere dit Jasmin son Jean Baptiste Laffetier dit Jasmin and Francois Hubert la Croix.

March 1: Michillimakinac, New France (Michigan), baptism, Agnes Chaboyer (Chaboillez) slave and daughter of a slave of Charles Jean Baptiste Chaboillez (Chaboyer) (1736-1808), a voyager,

April 10: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Therese Deshetres died August 31, 1758, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter (I)-Antoine Deshetres and (III)-Marie Charlotte Chevallier born 1710.

May: A permit, for Gabriel Allard (1714-1777) and others engage for De la Corne la Colombiere to Fort Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan).

May 7: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, Jean Brissard to (II)-Angelique Clement born 1705 epouse about 1735 Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), (II) -Jacques Fauvel dit Bigras born September 14, 1696, Montreal, Quebec, died Fedruary 4, 1751, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (I)-Francois Fauvel et Bigras born 1663 and (II)-Marie Brunet born 1677 died January 12, 1756, Ste Genevieve; Angelique Clement daughter (I)-Pierre Clement.

May 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Jacques Campeau son (III)-Jean Baptiste Campeau (1711-1783) and (III)-Catherine Perthus (1718-1763).

May 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Catherine Jeanne Chiquot, died September 1, 1753, son (III)-Zacharie Chiquot (1708-1775) and (III)-Marie Angelique Godfroy (1720-1791).

June: French trader Charles Michel Mouet de Langlade, the Metis, de Moras, with a force of 250 Ottawa and Ojibwa out of Mackinac, New France (Michigan), moved against the English Ohio Valley trade center Pickawillany to punish La Demoiselle, who had moved his tribe closer to British traders. This is near present day Pioua, Ohio.

The French killed the Miami Chief Demoiselle, a trader, and thirty of his Miami and Memeskia warrior, burned the English Fort, and captured three more traders. Marquis de Duquesne de Menneville noted that he is not in the King's service: He has married a squaw, but I will reward him a pension of two hundred francs, which will flatter him infinitely.

June 1: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Joseph Laurent Bertrand; Paul Desrochers de Laprairie; Jean Baptiste Lemieux de Laprairie; Joseph Bazinet de la Pointe aux Trembles, Quebec; Jean Varennes de I'ile Saint Ignace; Jette de Montreal, Quebec.

June 1: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Claude Lapelle; Lamarque de Laprairie; Antoine Lariviere de la Pointe Claire; Ambroise Dion de Vercheres; Antoine Dion de Vercheres; Francois Landreville de Sainte Therese; Antoine Descoteaux de Nicolet.

June 1: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Saint Dizier; Joseph Beaume, Baptiste Albert de Laprairie; Louis Desjarlais, Pierre Lablanc du Sault au Recollet; Louis Robert, Antoine Hubert de Boucherville.

June 1: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Giasson; Champagne, guide, de Laprairie; Mauran de la Longue Pointe; Desloriers de I'ile Perrot; Clement de Batiscan; LaPertage (?), de Contrecoeur; Lachaussee de I'Ile.

June 1: A permit, to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Auge; Beauvais, guide, Beauvais son, Laperle Bourdon, Dumuy de Laprairie; Saint Amour de L'Assomption; Primot de Chateauguay.

June 4: Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, (IV)-Jean Etienne (Estienne) Chenier (Chesnier) de Lachine, Quebec, born June 7, 1722, Bout de L'lle son (III)-Joseph Chenier (1686-1735) and (II)-Madeleine Duboc, born 1693, elle epouse, April 17, 1736, Jacques Gauthier of Montreal, Quebec; married (III)-Anne Therese Esther Chevalier born March 28, 1732 Mackinac New France (Michigan), daughter (II)-Jean Baptiste Chevalier (1677-1752) and (II)-Francoise Alavoine (1690-1756), elle epouse, plus, tard, Jacques LeSage;

June 6: A permit, to Sault Ste Marie, New France (Michigan/Ontario); engages Francois Bouchard, de L'Assomption; Richaume de L'Assomption; Dupre de Laprairie; Jean Lavallee, de Berthier; Charles Boucher de Berthier; Jean Baptiste Letang de Saint Genevieve; Thomas Pilon de le Pointe Claire; Joseph Girard, de La Cote-Des-Neiges; Jean Baptiste Dubouis; Charles Parisien, coducteur, du Bout-De-I'lle (Montreal, Quebec); Francois Traversy, de Sainte Genevieve; Pierre Lacroix de Lachine; Jean Baptiste Lassisseraye et Joseph Lassisseraye, du Bout-De-I'lle; Pierre (illisible), de Chateauguay; Baptiste Fleury, de Maskinonge; Francois Aubuchon de Berthier; Laurent Lefebvre, de Montreal, Quebec.

June 8: A permit to Mackinac, New France (Michigan), for Joseph Godet (Gaudet).

July 2: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Ignace Jean Baptiste Courville, died October 4, 1752, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (III)-Ignace Courville dit Billy (1722-1766) and (III)-Marie Anne Perthuis (1735-1752),

July 3: Michilimackinac, baptism, Louis La Plante, born 1738 son MR la Plante and a Savage Woman of the Cammanettigonia.

July 6: Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, (I)-Jean Baptiste (Brian) Brillant dit Beaulieu, doctor soldier, who died August 21, 1781, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), married, Francoise Itagisse Chretienne, Sauteuse (Ojibwa).

July 6: Michinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, (I)-Jean Baptiste Brillant dit Lapierre, died August 22, 1781, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), married Francoise Itagisse Chretienne, Sauteuse (Ojibwa). Source Tanguay. see above?

July 22: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (III)-Nicolas Janis son (II)-Nicolas Francois Janis b-1720 and (II)-Therese Meloche b-1732.

July 29: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)Agathe Apert, died November 6, 1752, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter (I)-Jacques Apert and Marie Dagneau see 1744.

August 3: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Pierre Boyer son (III)-Pierre Boyer (1707-1765) and Marie Anne Louise Pepin.

August 31: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Pierre Gamelin son (III)-Laurent Eustache Gamelin, born 1695, negociant (trader), died March 11, 1774 British Fort Detroit, (Michigan) and (III)-Marie Joseph Dudevoir et Bonvouloir dit Lachene daughter (II)-Claude Dudevoir dit Bonvouloir and Barbara Elisabeth Cardinal.

September 9: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Marie Louise Campeau daughter (III)-Charles Campeau (1715-1785) and (IV)-Marie Catherine St. Aubin dit Casse; married April 27, 1767, Antoine Meloche.

September 10: Michillimakinac, New France (Michigan), baptism Marie Langlade born 1732, slave of Langlade and Cathereine (Trotier) Beaubien

September 10: Michilimackinac, baptism Mari Langlade, born 1744 daughter of a female slave of Langlade.

September 17: Michilimackimac, baptism, Catherine Beaubiens, born 1749 daughter of a slave belonging to wife of Sieur Beaubien.

September 17: Michillimakinac, New France (Michigan), baptism Catherine Beaulieu, born 1749, age 3, a slave of Beaubien (Desrivieres) the free trader likely Pierre Julien Trotier DesRivieres (1719-1777) or brother Jean Noel Trotier DesRivieres (1721-1765).

September 20: Michilimackinac, baptism, Therese Elizabeth Couvret, born December 26, 1751 daughter Joseph Couvret and Charlotte, living at Sault Ste Marie.

October 6: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Therese Cabassier, died May 26, 1777, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), daughter (III)-Joseph Cabassier (1722-1773) and (II)-Angelique Bienvenu dit Delisle born 1721; Therese, married January 7, 1772, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Francois Gamelin

October 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), baptism, (IV)-Daniel Bourassa son (III)-Rene Bourassa dit LaRonde (1718-1792) the younger and (III)-Anne Charlotte Ver Chavalier born 1746, see marriage August 3, 1744; Daniel married Marguerite Bertrand.

October 20: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Bernard Campeau son (III)-Nicolas Campeau (1710-1756) and (II)-Agathe Casse (1716-1808).

October 22: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, Jean Herbert b-1717

October 28: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Louis Casse, died November 5, 1752, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (II)-Jacques Casse and (IV)-Catherine Jean Vien died 1779.

November 1: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Suzanne Boyer, died April 21, 1753, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter (III)-Ignace Boyer (1721-1784) living Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), and (IV)-Angelique Pepin dit Descardonnets.

December 4: Lac des deux Montagnes, birth, (III)-Marie Madeleine Hery Metis daughter (II)-Louis Hery (Duplanty-Kil8abe) born July 16, 1711 son (I)-Jacques Hery (1664-1746) and (II)-Jeanne Vanier b-1685; married Marie Anastasie Missalim8k8e of the Sauteux Nation.

December 7: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Francoise Casse died August 10, 1759 daughter (II)-Noel Casse and (II)-Suzanne Esteve.

December 7: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Antoine Bonaventure Campeau son (III)-Antoine Campeau (1702-1759 and (V)-Marie Anne Pelletier; married January 30, 1785, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Angelique L'Enfant.

1753

Joseph Leverendrye, the French commander of Fort La Pointe, Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin), replaced Paul Martin. Leverendrye encouraged the neighbors on the Dakota to the north and east to trespass on the Dakota territory to obtain furs. Joseph basically undid the peace efforts of the Martins and caused the outbreak of war.

(I)-Pierre Bouisson, died, August 6, 1753 (a levis (noye)) a native of Dinan, Belgium 18 years a cannoir on the "Tiger" vessel of the King control run by seur de la Villeon.

Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Charlotte Domitildde Chaboillez daughter (II)-Charles Chaboillez (1706-1757) and Marie Anne Chevalier.

Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Joseph Campeau born 1753, died August 2, 1764, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), son (III)-Nicolas Campeau (1710-1756) and (II)-Agathe Casse (1716-1808).

Sault Ste Marie, Ojibwa Country, birth, (III)-Marie Angelique Couvret, (Metis), baptism June 12, 1758 Mackinac, New France Michigan), daughter of (II)-Joseph Victor Couvret, born 1695 and Charlotte Demeurant (Ojibwa) of Sault Ste Marie.New France (Michigan/Ontario); she married about 1770 Jean Baptiste Nolin.

(III)-Joseph Dubeau, Metis, son, (II)-Jean Dubeau et Dubocq, Metis, (1669-1743) and (II)-Marguerite Harnois (1677-1747; married 1753 Marie Louis Petit.

Petrus (Pierre or Peter) Duchene, born 1753, died June 10, 1838, LaPointe, Ojibwa Country (Wisconsin).

Claude Pierre Pecaudy, sieur de Contrecoeur (1706-1775) is stationed at Fort Niagara but is sent on a mission up the Ohio River.

West Green Bay, New France (Wisconsin), birth, Jean Baptiste Reaume, Metis, son Jean Baptiste Reaume, Metis and Marie Joseph Matchiougakouat (8agak8at) of the Folle Avoine tribe.

The following voyagers are recorded at Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), this year in the birth, death and marriage records: Jean Baptiste Tellier dit La Fortune, and Nicolas Volant. Lewis Giroux de Beauport (1729-1753) died August 8, 1753 at Fort de la Presqu'ile (Presqu'Isle) (L'Assomption) (Lac Erie, Pennsylvania).

Two slaves are baptized Mackinac, New France (Michigan), this season: Louis Hubert age 3 slave Louis Le Gardeur Chevalier de Repentigni and Catherine age 7 slave Alexis (Alexander) Sejourne alias Sans Chagrin, a voyager who is married to Mari Taro.

Louis Luc (Chevalier) de La Corne de Chapt seigneur de Terrebonne b-1704 is commander from 1753 to 1755 of La Verendrye's Post of the Western Sea (Fort La Reine, Portage Laprairie, Manitoba). He is hiring voyagers during this command for Grand Portage and la mer du Ouest. In 1756 he is also hiring for poste des Illinois. Jacques Legardeur (1701-1755) was the former commander, and said (Joseph?) Martin Jr. had gone to Missilimakina with the Sioux.

Chevalier, (II)-Louis De La Corne (1711-1761) of Saint-Luc became commander of the North West and established Fort La Corne (Fort Saint Louis) near the forks of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers. He retained his commission until 1757. He explored the Carrot River Valley. Others suggest that Fort a La Corne (Fort Des Prairies or Upper Nipawi), at the forks of the Saskatchewan, is built by Verendrye in 1748. Still others suggest (II)-Louis La Corne of Saint-Luc (1703-1761) becomes the commandant of trade for all the North West Territories, including the Hudson Bay, replacing (II)-Pierre Gaultier (1686-1749) Sieur de la Verendrye and (IV)-Pierre Paul LaGardeur (1657-1736) of Saint Pierre before him. Earlier exploration had reached the Stony (Rocky) Mountains, possibly driven by trade or their quest for discovery of the route to the Western Sea. The important task now is to consolidate their position before the English made any moves on this territory. Joe Fromhold suggests they established a sizable farming operation at Fort La Corne. They claim the fort imported carts, oxen, and farming equipment by canoe from Quebec and that they grew the first wheat west of the Great Lakes. This claim is likely not correct.

Paul Marin de la Malgue (La Marque) (1692-1753) is recorded as commandant of Green Bay, New France (Wisconsin). Paul Marin is commissioned by the Governor General of New France to establish a series of forts to secure the Ohio Valley from English traders. In 1754 he established Fort Duquesne New France (L'Assomption (Pittsburg, Co. Allegheny, Pennsylvania).

Ange Duguesne Governor dispatched Pierre Paul Marin (1692-1753) de La Malgue to occupy the Ohio Valley. The British government had given permission to the governor of the Virginia Colony to use force against the French. George Washington, Tanaghrisson and two other chiefs arrived at Ohio from the New England Colony of Virginia, December 11, to counter the French move.

The Cree advised the Hudson Bay Company that 30 Canadian in 7 canoes are intercepting the furs of the Assiniboine. Some claim the Hudson Bay Company is actively provoking the Cree against the Canadian Peddlers. Twenty Canadians blocked the Severn River, effectively eliminating Hudson Bay Company trade on this river. The head of Fort Albany, James Bay, wrote that the Peddlers guarded all the tributaries and all arms of the Albany River (Ontario). They complained that the Indians can no longer reach their post. He said that little shacks of five, ten or twenty men are set up everywhere. In the spring the Peddlers take their furs to Quebec, Quebec. In the autumn they return and reoccupy their shacks, so as to gather the high-quality winter pelts. (I)-Thomas White, Chief Factor Moose Factory, writing to (I)-James Isham d-1761, mentioned the trade here is the same or worse.

The census of English Harbour, Newfoundland lists Barnet Beston, 6 kids, 16 servants; Robert Rowle; William Joans, 6 kids, 16 servants; James Potal, 7 kids, 16 servants; John Crowcher, 5 kids, 16 servants; and Thomas Hares with 2 kids.

Fort Duquesne, New France (L'Assomption) (Pittsburg, Co. Allegheny, Pennsylvania) located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers- at the site of present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was begun by the British. In April 1754, it was captured by the French Sieur de Contrecoeur and completed.

Lisbon, Portugal is destroyed by earthquake and tidal wave. The ministers in Boston proclaimed it was punishment for the sacrilege of using lightning rods, invented in 1753, to avert the wrath of God.

Fort de la Presqu'Isle du Lac Erie (L'Assomption) (Erie, Pennsylvania) records birth and death (1753-1756).

Fort de la Riviere aux Boeufs (Waterford, Co. Erie, Pennsylvania) recorded deaths 1753-1754).

Fort Duquesne, New France (L'Assomption) (Pittaburg, Co. Allegheny, Pennsylvania) recorded birth and deaths (1753-1756).

January 4: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth/death, (IV)-Francois Lacoste born 1753, died January 4, 1752 Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (III)-Francois Lacoste dit Lang-Languedoc (1720-1762) and (II)-Madeline Bourbon b-1722.

January 6: Michillimakinac, New France (Michigan), baptism, Marie Catherine Sejourne born 1746, slave M. Sejourne aka Sans Chagrin.

January 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (III)-Francois Lacoste dit Lange-Languedoc born January 30, 1720 Boucherville, Quebec, died December 1, 1762 British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), son (II)-Francois Lacoste dit Languedoc (1693-1762) and Angelique Martinbaut b-1698; married (country marriage likely earlier, see January 4 above) (III)-Madeleine Bourbon b-1792, (veuve de Jean Putelle), daughter (II)-Antoine Joseph Bourbon

January 19: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, Joseph Cabassier born May 2, 1722, Montreal, Quebec, son Charles Cabassier married Augelica Bienvenu dit Delisle.

January 29: Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, Joseph D'Ailleboust de Coulonge, Ecuier, married Marianne Parent, .

January 30: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (I)-Jean Borde dit St. Surin married (II)-Marie Joseph Colet born 1718 (wife Francois Bergeron) daughter Claude Colet.

January 30: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Marie Louise Gendron born January 30, 1753, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), daughter (I)-Simon Gendron dit Potevin, a merchant, and (II)-Suzanne Bienvenu (1722-1764). See January 19, 1754.

February 8: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Claude Pierre Gouin.

February 12: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), baptism, (IV)-Charles Bouron son (III)-Louis Bouron dit Clermont; habitant La Cote south of Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), and (II)-Marie Ripau et Roiet;

March 2: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Paul Louis Celoron son (II)-Pierre Joseph Celoron born 1693 and (II)-Catherine Eury (1722-1797).

March 13: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, (IV)-Nicolas Giroux et Girou born January 26, 1726, Beauport, Quebec, died March 13, 1753, Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), son (III)-Pierre Francois Giroux et Girou and (III)-Marie Angelique Maheu.

April 4: Michilimackinac, baptism, Charles Domitille Chaboyer son Sieur Chaboyer, voyager and Marianne Chevalier.

April 21: Michillimakinac, New France (Michigan), Catherine Bourassa, born 1739, slave M. Bourassa.

April 28: Michinac, New France (Michigan),birth (II)-Catherine Brillant dit Lapierre, Metis, baptised July 15, 1753, Mackinac, New France (Michigan), daughter (I)-Jean Baptiste Brillant dit Lapierre d-1781 and Francoise Itagisse Chretienne Sauteuse (Ojibwa); married July 9, 1770, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), (III)-Antoine Mesny b-1751 son (II)-Antoine Mesny and Jeanne Seguin Laderoute. Source Tanguay.

May 12: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II) Antoine Boutone son (I) Pierre Charles Boutone born 1723 (Et Boutonnier, dit Meudon. Il etait au Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), November 15, 1754, and Louis Boucher born 1729.

June: Paul Marin de la Malgue (1692-1753) commanded an expedition to occupy the Ohio Valley, establishing Forts between Lake Erie and the Ohio. Paul Marin de la Malgue (1692-1753) died at Fort de la Riviere au Boeuf, and is succeeded by Le Gardeur. George Washington (1732-1799) led a Virginia force to Ohio to counter the French occupation challenge.

June 14: Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), baptism, Marie Josephe Tellier dit la Fortune, born May 18, 1753 of Fond du Lac where they wintered daughter Jean Baptiste Tellier dit La Fortune, voyager and Marie Josette. Nicolas Bolant, voyager was a witness.

June 23: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Jean Marie Campeau son (III)-Jean Baptiste Campeau (1711-1783) and (III)-Catherine Perthus (1718-1763).

June 24: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, Louise Gendron b-1698

June 30: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Marie Francoise Anne Cosme et St. Cosme, died August 28, 1783, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), daughter (II)-Pierre Laurent Cosme et St. Cosmeborn 1721 and (III)-Catherine Barrois (1727-1790); married January 5, 1773, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Jean Baptiste Pitre.

June 30: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (V)-Madeleine Godet daughter (IV)-Jacques Godet (1699-1760) and (IV)-Marie Louise St. Martin dit Baudry Desbuttes.

July 6 or 16: Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), marriage, Antoine LeTellier dit La Fortune married Charlotte Mi-Gauanon-Jean Auetaukis (Migsanonjean). In 1795 on Red River of the North a Gareau attempted to buy the daughter of Foutreau.

July 15: Makinac, New France (Michigan), baptism, (II)-Catherine Brillant dit Beaulieu, Metis, born April 28, 1753, Sault Ste Marie, New France (Michigan/Ontario) daughter (I)-Jean Baptiste (Brian)(Dity) Brillant dit Beaulieu and Francoise Itagisse Chretienne Sauteuse (Ojibwa). Catherine married July 9, 1770, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Antoni Mesny.

July 15: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Pierre Chesne, died February 28, 1769, daughter (III)-Pierre Chesne dit Labutte born 1729 and (IV)-Marie Anne Cuillerier born 1730.

July 18: Mackinac, New France (Michigan), baptism, Daniel Augustin L'Eveille born August 9, 1751 La Baie, New France (Wisconsin), son Augustin L'Eveille and Clotilde Girardin

July 18: Mackinac, New France (Michigan), baptism, Clotilde L'Eveille born January 28, 1753 daughter Augustin L'Eveille and Clotilde Girardin

August: Jacques LeGardeur de St. Pierre (1701-1755) departed Fort La Reine at Portage La Prairie, (Manitoba) meeting Louis Luc de La Corne de Terrebonne b-1704 enroute to replace him.

August 10: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Angelique Boyer daughter (III)-Pierre Boyer (1707-1765) and Marie Anne Louise Pepin; married January 28, 1771, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Simon Meloche.

August 25: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (V)-Marguerite Laforest, daughter (IV)-Guillaume Laforest b-1725 and (IV)-Marie Marguerite Tremblay (1725-1768); married November 12, 1770, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Alexis Arcouet.

August 27: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), death, Marie Catherine St. Aubin, born 1731, married Charles Chesne.

September 15: Michillimakinac, New France (Michigan), baptism Louis Hubert Chevalier de Repentigny, slave born 1750, son of a slave of M. le Chevalier de Repentigny.

September 18: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (III)-Marie Anne Casse daughter (II)-Jacques Casse and (IV)-Catherine Jean Vien died 1779; married August 12, 1771, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Louis Renault.

September 29: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Catherine Durand daughter (I)-Pierre Durand dit Montmirel (1706-1792) and (II)-Catherine Guignon; married January 8, 1770, British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), Jean Baptiste Matheau Dufour.

October 19: Pierre Paul Marin (1692-1753) de La Malgue died at Fort de la Riviere au Boeuf and is succeeded by LeGardeur.

October 23: Detroit, marriage Simon Bergernon and Marie Catherine Lebeau born July 10, 1738 Montreal.

October 30: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (II)-Charles Francois Godfroy son (I)-Francois Godfroy (1717-1764) and (III)-Suzanne Pepin b-1719 November 13: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), birth, (IV)-Louis Gouyou son (III)-Jean Baptiste Gouyou (1722-1764) and (II)-Louise Delieres (1724-1766)

December 4: Louis Thomas Joncaire de Chabert (1670-1740) is stationed at Fort Venango (Franklinj, Pa) until 1755 then he served the French army at Fort Niagara in 1755. George Washington (1732­99) approached Fort Venango with a letter from the English Governor (I)-Robert Dinwiddle (1693-1710).

December: Jacques LeGardeur de St. Pierre (1701-1755) was commanding French troops at newly established Fort Le Boeuf, replacing Paul Martin de La Malgue who had died there. His commission was to reclaim the Ohio Valley for France. George Washington (1732­99) and Virginia's governor (I)-Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1710), visited to demand the French remove themselves from the valley.