Pierre Gaultier, sieur de la Verendrye de Varennes:
Pierre was the son of Rene & Marie-Ursule Boucher (daughter of
Pierre Boucher de Grosbois & Marie-Jeannie Crevier) born at Trois-Rivieres.
His father, Rene, arrived in Canada in 1665 as a lieutenent in the Carignan-Saleries
Regiment and in 1668 became Governor of Trois-Rivieres. Pierre married
Marie-Anne Dandonne aux du Sable at Trois-Rivieres in 1712. Pierre
& Marie-Anne had four sons (Jean Baptiste, Pierre Jr., Francois &
Louis-Joseph) who like their father were involved in the French expanion
of North America.
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