Joachim Sacquespee, sieur Gonnincourt de Voipreux:
(1704 - ?)
He was the son of Philippe Sacquespee (Chevalier
de St.Louis) & Marguerite TroussonTroucon, born at Laval-Laonnois.
Joachim married Louise-Catherine Trottier (daughter of Noel
Trottier & Marguerite Fafard) on 9 nov.1725 in Longeuil and his
second wife was Jeanne de Lorimnier (daughter of Guillaume de Lorimer
& Marguerite Chorel). His children were: Marie-Marguerite (bap.1726,
Batiscan), Philippe (bap.1728, Batiscan) & Louis (b.1729,
In the summer of 1742 Joachim is an Ensign
under the command of Paul Marin who leaves
Joachim in command of Green Bay while Marin takes Western tribal representitve
to Montreal for a peace council with Gov.Beauharnois in July of 1742 (See
Wisc. Coll. XVII, 1906 for speeches). Attending the council were Sacred
Born & Leaf Shooter, representing the Mdewakanton Dakota along with
the Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Chippewa and Winnebago. The peace was short lived
and due to preasures by the alliance of the Cree/Assiniboin from the north
and the Ojibwe from the east the Dakota/Nakota migrate south & west.
Mean while in april of that year French licenses
to trade in the west were withdrawn and all posts were to be auctioned
& leased as a monoply. The Green Bay lease was given to a Montreal
firm for 8,100 livres (until 1746) which included much of the midwest.
This year also La
Verendrye sent his son's on a return visit to the Mandan tribe on the
Missouri with instructions to explore the area west & south of there.
In 1738 when La Verendrye first encountered this tribe he had found them
to be a center of trade with goods (Spanish horses & cloth) from the
By 3 sept.1742 Paul Marin returns to Green
Bay taking charge of that post, but the next year he is in France and the
trading rights are sold to Joseph de Fleury, sieur
de La Gorgendiere with the command of Green Bay given to Paul-Louis
Dazenard, sieur de Lusignan. What happen to Joachim is unknown.
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