Voyageurs to Détroit- Jacques Charron

To understand why these brothers left Quebec, we must begin in 1749 with the state of affairs and their father Jacques Charron. The Comte de la Gallissoniere, governor of New France made a proclamation that was read in the churches of Quebec offering incentives encouraging immigration to the western French posts including Détroit. The régime … More Voyageurs to Détroit- Jacques Charron


The five sons of Jacques Charron and Marie Audit dit LaPoint were as follows: Jacques was born and baptized in 1746 at église Sainte-Famille, Boucherville, Qué. He was married on 23, Jan.1768 at Assumption-de-Sandwich Church Sandwich, Essex Co. Ont. to Jeanne Belleperche. He died on 19, April 1804. He was buried on 21, April 1804 … More Sons of JACQUES CHARRON & MARIE AUDET DIT LAPOINT

Five Charron Brothers Arrive at Fort Détroit-1760

Five (5) Charron brothers (Jacques,Pierre,Gabriel, Antoine, Charles) all left Montréal  around 1760 to relocate to the Pays d’en Haut (Détroit region).Their parents were Jacques Charron ‑ MARIE AUDET DIT LAPOINT.  (Son of Nicolas Charron ‑ MADELEINE VIAU). All five young men moved to the Détroit area, married, raised families and were buried in church yards … More Five Charron Brothers Arrive at Fort Détroit-1760

“Hopeless Inferiority” – French Traditions

Being educated in the U.S., I don’t recall being aware of Lord Durham’s 1840 rants about the French Canadian Problem. He made intriguing assertions that these inferior French traditions could be easily eliminated once they were subjected to “vigorous rule of an English majority”[1] . Two nations warring in the bosom of a single state … More “Hopeless Inferiority” – French Traditions