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Jean-Baptiste Chevalier (1677 - abt. 1752)

Jean-Baptiste "Joseph" Chevalier
Born in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Apr 1709 in Notre-Dame de Montreal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 74 in Michilimackinac (Detroit), Pays d'en Haut, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Mar 2011
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Jean-Baptiste Chevalier lived
in Canada, Nouvelle-France.

Jean-Baptiste Chevalier, son of Joseph Chevalier and Françoise Marthe Barton[1]

He is sometimes listed as Joseph Chevalier[1]

Fils de Joseph et Françoise-Marthe Barton

Jean-Baptiste Chevalier (1677-1752) of Montreal, Quebec, moved with his wife, (II)-Francoise Alavoine (1690-1756), and family to Michillimakinac, New France (which later became Michigan, as it is known today). The family included

  1. M. Charlotte b- 3 Aug 1710 who married 1729, Michillimackinac, New France (Michigan), Antoine Deshetries
  2. M. Anne, b- 22 Jan 1722 who married 1735, Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan), Charles Chaboillez,
  3. Catherine b- 10 Mar 1714, d- 12 Mar 1714,
  4. Michel Jean Baptiste, b- 20 Jan 1715,
  5. M Joseph b- 26 May 1718. [2] Eleven more children are born in or around Michilimackinac, New France (Michigan).

Children of Jean Baptiste Chevalier in the Registers of Ste-Anne de Meckinac:

  1. Louis Therese (?), 30 Nov 1720
  2. Josephe Marguerite, 18 Mar 1723
  3. Marie Madeleine, 12 Oct 1724
  4. Charles Catherine, 10 Oct 1727
  5. Joseph Marcelin (?) Maurice, 5 Oct 1728
  6. Louis Pascal, 22 Jul 1730
  7. Anne Esther, 28 Mar 1732
  8. Angelique, 11 Jul 1733
  9. Luc, 22 May 1735 [3]


abt 1674[1]

He married Marie Françoise Alavoine (aka Lavoine) on 8 April 1709 in Montreal[1]

the couple had the following known children:[1]

  1. Marie Charlotte Chevalier, 3 aug 1710- x
  2. Marie Anne Chevalier, 22 Jan 1712-x
  3. Michel Jean-Baptiste Chevalier, 20 Jan 1715-x
  4. Marie-Josephe Chevalier, 26 May 1718-x
  5. Catherine Chevalier, 10 mar 1714-12 mar 1714, all in Montreal


between 12 Jun 1746 and 10 Jun 1747 before March 1756, he is listed as deceased on his wife's funeral record[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Drouin collection
  2. Institut Généalogique Drouin: Le Lafrance: Baptêmes 1621-1861 Liste des enfants du couple Chevalier/Alavoine 1710-1718
  3. Institut Généalogique Drouin: Registres du Fonds Drouin: États-Unis: Michigan: Ste-Anne de Meckinac 1695-1790 Baptism Chevalier page 1 page 2
  • Wisconsin Creoles ; Les and Jeanne Rentmeester ; The Chevalier Family ; Pages 224 & 225 : LINK
  • His children's baptism are listed here and his wife is godmother to additional children baptized here Register


  • Florence Broderick, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Florence and others.

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From "The Wisconsin Creoles: 'The Chevalier Family This family provided more early settlers to Wisconsin than any other. Chevalier descendants have names like Grignon, Bourassa, Langlade, De Quindre, Chabolillez, Gagnier, Gauthier, Brusnette, Brisbois, Dousman, Rolette, Baird, LaBorde - to name a very few.
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Chevalier-539 and Chevalier-68 appear to represent the same person because: same name, dates
posted by [Living Gauvin]
Chevalier-68 and Chevalier-171 appear to represent the same person because: same man, wife, father, dates of birth and death appear to be estimates
posted by Danielle Liard
Chevalier-191 and Chevalier-171 are not ready to be merged because: They appear to be the same person, but the children are different. I've never heard of Luc Macher Chevalier.
posted by Kim LeBlanc
Chevalier-171 and Chevalier-68 are not ready to be merged because: There are not enough details for me know if they are the same person.
posted by Kim LeBlanc
Chevalier-191 and Chevalier-68 appear to represent the same person because: we all know that Françoise is French for Frances; right?
posted by [Living Gauvin]
Chevalier-171 and Chevalier-68 appear to represent the same person because: same name, spouse name same, her first name differs but could be nickname, and last name is rare
posted by Danielle Liard
Chevalier-191 and Chevalier-171 appear to represent the same person because: same person, parents, spouse
posted by Danielle Liard

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