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Jean Baptiste Drouillard[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1707 - 1755  (47 years)


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  • Name Jean Baptiste Drouillard 
    Born 14 Feb 1707 
    Christened 14 Feb 1707  St. Francois de Sales, Ile Jesus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • GODPARENTS: Jean Bourhisse and Suzanne Delisserasse
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Voyageur 
    Died 25 Feb 1754 to 1755 
    Person ID I295  Drouillard
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2006 

    Father Simon Drouillard dit Argentcourt,   b. 10 Nov 1668,   d. 10 Feb 1735 to 07 Jan 1738  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Marguerite Ferret,   b. 07 Mar 1681,   bur. 12 Sep 1711, Notre Dame de Quebec. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Nov 1698  Notre Dame de Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ct. 16 Nov 1698, Roger
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie ELISABETH Rapin,   b. 06 Jun 1712,   d. 06 May 1787  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 05 Feb 1731  Ste. Anges, Lachine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses to the marriage were Joseph Argentcour dit Drouillard, brother, Jean Chenin, cousin, Jean Baptiste
      Rapin, father, Jean Janson, grandfather, Antoine Rapin, uncle, Barbe Rapin, aunt
    Notes 
    • In 1733, the family was living at Soulanges. Between 1741-1744 they were at St. Joseph-de-la-Riviere-des-Prairies. In 1746 they were back at Lachine. Jean Baptiste moved his family to Detroit 26 Jul 1749 where he had received a land grant of three arpents on the south shore of the river.

      We know that Jean Baptiste died sometime between March 1754 and the middle of 1755, so there has been speculation that he was part of Beaujeu's force that fought at Fort Duquesne in 1755. [SK]

    Children 
    +1. Jean Baptiste Amable Drouillard,   b. 09 Nov 1731,   d. 02 Jan 1788, River Raisin, Monroe, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Simon Amable Drouillard,   b. 03 Mar 1734,   d. 25 Jul 1805  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Marie Elisabeth Drouillard,   b. About 1735,   d. 03 Jun 1783  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +4. Francois Drouillard,   b. 11 Apr 1741,   d. 23 Sep 1812  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Joseph Drouillard,   b. 1740-42, Des Cedres Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1783  (Age 174 years)
     6. Antoine Drouillard,   b. 22 Feb 1743,   d. 10 Sep 1767  (Age 24 years)
    +7. Marie Catherine Drouillard,   b. 16 Sep 1744,   bur. May 1771, Assumption, South Coast of Detroit Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +8. Pierre Drouillard,   b. 11 Oct 1746,   d. 14 Apr 1803  (Age 56 years)
     9. Marie Francoise Drouillard,   b. 02 May 1750,   bur. 30 May 1750, Ste. Anne of Detroit Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     10. Pierre Drouillard,   b. 23 Apr 1751,   bur. 26 Apr 1751, Ste. Anne of Detroit Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     11. Antoine Drouillard,   b. 10 Mar 1753,   d. 09 Aug 1764  (Age 11 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Jean Baptiste Drouillard
    Jean Baptiste Drouillard

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] The Windsor Border Region, Ernest J. Lajeunesse, C.S.B., ((Toronto: The Champlain Society, University of Toronto Press, 1960)), 50.
      Also other references therein

    2. [S18] The John Askin Papers, ed. Milo M. Quaife , ((Detroit: Detroit Library Commission, 1928) p 323 (sketch)), 183.
      Sketch

    3. [S45] Repertoire des actes de bapteme, mariage, sepulture et des recensements du Quebec ancien, ((Montreal: Les Preses de l'Universite de Montreal, 1980), Vols. 1-7.

    4. [S44] The Cicotte Ledger.

    5. [S21] Michigan Censuses 1710-1830, ed. Donna Valley Russell , ((Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc., 1982)), 17.
      September 01, 1750 Census of Detroit

    6. [S28] The Catholic Church in Detroit, 1701-1888 , George Pare, (Detroit: Gabriel Richard Press, 1951), 178-179.

    7. [S54] Descendants of Simon Drouillard, Donald F. Drouillard, Norman W. Drouillard and Mark J. Drouillard, 2-5.