Alphonse de Tonty (Tonti) de Paludy:
Alphonse was born in 1650 (his father Lorenzo de Tonti fled Italy for
France) and died 10 nov.1727 at Detroit (brother of Henri). He married
first on 17 feb.1689, Anne Picotte de Belestre (of Montreal) and had eight
children, one of which (Marie-Josephe) was baptised 27 may 1713 in Montreal
& married in 1760 to a Pierre. On 3 may 1717 in Montreal Alphonse married
Marie-Anne Lamarque - children from this union I have no info on. As early
as 10 may 1890 Alphonse was hiring men for the Illinois country when he
hired Pierre Le Boeuf for the voyage. In 1701 he was associated with Cadillac
in the founding of his Detroit settlement & trading center. By 1717
he became the Commander at Detroit and in aug. of 1727 the Hurons of Detroit
are in Montreal complaining to Beauharnois of Tonty as Commander of Detroit.
Alphonse & Henri were said to have been cousins of Daniel Greysolon
Du Luth & his brother La Tourette and also either a cousin or uncles
to Pierre de Liette.
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