Jean Dagneau, sieur Douville: (1694 - 1751)
He was the son of Michel Dagneaux, sieur de Quindre / Douville & Marie Lamy dit Defond, born in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. Jean married 1st.to Iroquoise and married 2nd. to Marie-Elizabeth Raimbault (1705-1772) (daughter of Pierre Raimbault & Jeanne-Francoise Simblin) in 1727/28. Jean's children were: Marie-Catherine (b.1731, Detroit-d.1753, Detroit) and Louise-Elisabeth (b.1739, Detroit)
Jean was engaged for the western trade in 1716 and in 1728 he was hired for the western fur trade along with his brothers Guillaume, Pierre & Philippe by Julien Trottier Desrivieres. His sister Marie-Claire Dagneau (1706-1743) was married to Pierre de St.Ours (son of Pierre de St.Ours, Sieur de L'Echalillons & Marie Mullois) at Montreal in 1736.
Alexander-Rene Dagneau-Douville: (1698 - 1773/74)
He was the son of Michel Dagneaux, sieur de Quindre / Douville & Marie Lamy dit Defond, born in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. Alexander married 1st. to Marie Coulon de Villiers (daughter of Nicolas-Antoine Coulon commander at St.Joseph River post & bother-in-law to Jumonville who was killed by George Washington force in 1754) in 1730 and 2nd. to Marie Legardeur de Courtemanche (1691-1760). Alexander's children were: son Alexandre-Rene (became a Lt.Col.of the Infantry & a Knight of the Order of Saint-Louis), Marie-Louise (b.1734) (m.Pierre-Phillipe Daubrespy in 1759) & Marguerite (b.1744).
Alexander was engaged for the western trade in 1724 and 1726. He was involved in the Sauk & Fox campaigns of the 1730's and was present when his father-in-law was killed by a Sauk in 1733. He was promoted to 2nd.Ensign in 1734/36 and was stationed at Ft.Frontenac serving as an interpreter. In the spring of 1746 he was sent to the Miami Post in order to escort a contingent of Miami to a council at Montreal. In 1750 he was promoted to Lieutenant and became the French Military Commander at Caughnawaga. He commanded Ft. de la Presquet Isle from 1754 to 1755 and Ft.Rouille from 1757 to 1759. In 1758 he served as a lieutenant under St.Pierre and was promoted to Captain in 1769.
Philippe-Thomas Dagneau de la Saussaye: (1700 - aft.1758)
He was the son of Michel Dagneaux, sieur de Quindre / Douville & Marie Lamy dit Defond, born in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. Philippe married Marie-Madeleine Raimbault (1701-1768) (daughter of Pierre Raimbault & Jeanne-Francoise Simblin) in 1727 and their children were: Phillipe II (1728_1757) (m.Marie-Anne Jarret de Vercheres, who was the daughter of Jean Bte.Jarret de Vercheres & Madeleine d'Aillebout in 1755), Marie-Joseph (b.1730), Louise-Anne (b.1738) & Marie-Charlotte (b.1740).
In 1731, Philippe was in partnership with Antoine de Lacorne, sieur de la Colombiere in the fur trade, financed by Estache Lambert, Sieur Dumont. The remaining 1730's he is found hiring men for the "poste des Cha8enons" (from 1735 to 1743 he was employed among the Chaouenons/Shawnees on the Ohio River) and in 1752 hiring for the "Fox poste de Chiningue" & LaBelle Riviere (Ohio River). In 1757 Philippe II was killed by British/Indian party, while he was returning from a raiding mission against Fort Cumberland. The French/Indian party of 40 Indians & 12 French was (May 30, 1757) attacked before reaching Fort Duquesne. Francois Marie Picoté de Belestre (Philippe's I was his brother-in-law) was taken prisoner, Ensigns Dagneau, St.Ours and 3 soldiers were killed. Until 1759 Philippe I was the French military Commander at Fort Rouille (Toronto) when he abandoned the fort.
Pierre Dagneau de Fontenay: (1702 - aft.1728)
He was the son of Michel Dagneaux, sieur de Quindre / Douville & Marie Lamy dit Defond, born in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec.
In 1728 he was hired for the western fur trade along with his brothers Guillaume, Pierre & Philippe by Julien Trottier Desrivieres.
Louis-Cesaire Dagneau, sieur de Quindre: (1704 - 1767)
He was the son of Michel Dagneaux, sieur de Quindre / Douville & Marie Lamy dit Defond, born in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. Louis was married to Marie-Anne Picoté de Belestre (1714-1756) (daughter of Francois-Marie Picoté & Marie-Catherine Trottier de Beaubien) at Montreal in 1736 and their children were: Marie-Anne-Archange (b.1739) (m.Francois Maurin in 1758), Pierre-Louis (1740-1784), Jean Bte. (1741-aft.1782), Antoine-Cesaire (1742-1784), Marie-Catherine (1742-1826), Jean Bte-Michel (1744-aft.1782), Charles-Stanislas-Fontenay (1746-aft.1823) (m. Marie-Catherine Chene dit Labutte), Francois-Guillaume-Picanier (1747-1823), Marie-Louise (b.1749) & Antoine-Pontchartrain (1751-1814) (m.Catherine Desrivieres Lamorandiere-Trottier in 1779).
Louis was hiring men from 1735 to 1741 primarily for Michilimackinac & Michipicoton in the fur trade. In 1741 Louis took his wife to the Post of the River St.Joseph, where her brother (Francois Picoté de Belestre) was. About 1742 he began trading near Fort St.Joseph, later in 1745 in partnership with Claude Marin de la Perriere, there. His headquarters remained at Ft.St.Joseph until 1747 when the business was moved to Michilimackinac and again in 1749 he moved to Detroit where he supplied the garrison there. In 1759 he lead a militia from Detroit (with his brother Major Guillaume Dagneau & Francois Marie Le Marchand de Lignery) in an attempt to releive Fort Niagara under attack by British and Native allies. Both Dagneau's were captured by the British.
Guillaume Dagneau-Douville, sieur de la Mothe: (1706 -
He was the son of Michel Dagneaux, sieur de Quindre / Douville & Marie Lamy dit Defond, born in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. He married Marie-Louisa le Fournier dit Duviviers (1721-1761) (daughter of Louis Lefournier, sieur Duvivier & Marie-Anne de Jordy) at Montreal in 1742. They had a daughter, Louise who died at Detroit in 1745.
In 1726 & 1728 he was engaged for the western trade and during the 1740's Guillaume was hiring men for the fur trade at Michipicoton & Michilimackinac. In 1761 Sir William Johnson visited Detroit and remarked in his diary of dining with "...Colonel Du Quesne and Major La Mott, his brother, who were my prisoners at Niagara."
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