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Pierre Drouillard (1746 - bef. 1803)

Pierre "Peter" Drouillard aka Drouyard
Born in Lachine, Canada, Nouvelle Francemap
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Husband of — married 1773 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Nov 1776 in Détroit, MI, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Died before in Detroit, Northwest Territory, États-Unis d'Amériquemap
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Drapeau identifiant les profils du Canada, Nouvelle-France
Pierre Drouillard lived
in Canada, Nouvelle-France.

Military: " Some of the Shawnee considered this bizarre coincidence ominous, but the execution was merely delayed until the kindling dried. The next morning, just in the nick of time, yet another powerful intervention saved Simon’s life - this time orchestrated by Chief Logan and Simon Girty.

Logan’s envoy, the influential trader and interpreter Captain Peter Drouillard, arrived dressed in the impressive scarlet and gold uniform of the British Army, laden with gifts to trade for the prisoner. Drouillard convinced the Shawnee to surrender Simon so he could be taken to the British fort at Detroit for interrogation concerning the revolutionary activities on the frontier. Simon was quickly whisked away to Detroit, still a prisoner in the hands of the enemy in the midst of war."[1]

" 1779 (June) "With help from Captain [Pierre] Drouilliard, Simon Kenton makes his escape from Detroit, arriving at Vincennnes on July 5. At Vincennes, he meets with George Rogers Clark and briefs him on conditions at Detroit. The following morning he is on his way back to Can-tuc-kee. "

August 1779: Pierre Drouillard is arrested at the fort in Detroit for helping Simon escape. October 1779: Pierre escapes from Detroit, and arrives at Simon Kenton's Station in KY. He lives there for 14 years, with 3rd wife Susan Miller, has 3 children, including son JOSEPH, b. 1795."[2]


  • Date: 24 APR 1751
  • Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI


  • Date: 16 APR 1803
  • Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI


  • Date: APR-1803
  • Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI

Pierre Drouillard was born October 11, 1746 in Lachine.

Pierre Drouillard was an interpreter of the Huron language.

He had relations with Asoundechris Flat Head in 1733 which produced a son, Pierre, who was called George Drouillard interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Pierre next married Marie Angelica Descomps dite Labadie at Ste Anne Detroit on 20 November 1776. He was buried at Detroit 16 Apr 1803.

" Individual Report for Pierre Drouillard

Name: Pierre Drouillard 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Gender: M

Born: 11 Oct 1746 Place: Christened: 13 Oct 1746 Place: Ste. Anges, Lachine

Died: 14 Apr 1803 Place: Buried: 16 Apr 1803 Place: Ste. Anne, Detroit

Father: Jean Baptiste Drouillard (1707-1754) 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Mother: Marie ELISABETH Rapin (1712-1787) 27

Spouse: (1) Asoundechris Flat Head ( - )

Married: Place: Children: 1 Pierre (GEORGE) Drouillard ( -1810)

Spouse: (2) Marie Angelique Descomps dite Labadie (14 Feb 1760 - After April 1824)

Married: 20 Nov 1776 Place: Ste. Anne, Detroit "Marriage contract between Pierre Drouillard and Angelique Labadie dated 19 Nov 1776 in the [3]


1 Son Drouillard (1777-1777)

2 Marie LOUISE Drouillard (1778-1855)

3 Cecile Drouillard (1780-1780)

4 Catherine Drouillard

5 Elisabeth Drouillard ( -1783)

6 Francois Xavier Drouillard ( -1852)

7 Therese Drouillard ( -1788)

Spouse:(3) Susan Miller ( - ) Married: Place:


1 Drusilla Drouillard

2 Eleanor (Ellen, Hannah) Drouillard

3 Joseph Drouillard (1796-1895)

4 Simon Kenton Drouillard (1801- )


  • In 1775 Pierre was taken into the British Indian Department as an official interpreter of the Huron language.

He was paid 16 shillings, York, per day. The Revolutionary War started in 1776. The British did not begin using Indians against the Kentucky frontier until 1777. Pierre was credited with saving the life of Simon Kenton, a prisoner of the Indians at Sandusky. (Pierre Drouillard was commissioned as a captain by the British army.[2] Drouillard is credited with saving the life of colonist and explorer Simon Kenton, held as a prisoner of the Shawnee at Sandusky, Ohio, in 1778. He brought gifts to trade for Kenton's life and said the British needed to interrogate the man about revolutionary activities on the frontier.[2])[4]

Taken from[5]


  • GODPARENTS: Jean Baptiste Chenie, Jr. and Suzanne Blondeau[6]


  1. [(]
  2. [(]
  3. [(Labadie Family Papers held by the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library)]
  4. [(]
  5. [( "Genealogie des Drouillards" by Hazel M. (Lauzon) Delorme, available at the <a href="" target="_blank">Société Franco-Ontarienne Library</a> in Belle River, Ontario.)]
  6. [(]
  • A Chronology of the Colonial History of the North America

Edward J. Dodson Part 3:

  • [PRDH].
  • [Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region (DFGRR) by Rev. Christain Denissen, page 370.]

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