Pierre Gaultier, sieur de la Verendrye de Varennes: (1685-1749)
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.