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Louis Dufour Dit Latour (1749 - 1809)

Louis Dufour Dit Latour
Born in Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, Pays d’en Haut, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married 19 Mar 1773 in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Montreal, Bas-Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2016
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When Louis Dufour was born on August 27, 1749, in Detroit, Michigan, his father, Pierre, was 28 and his mother, Marie, was 28. He married Francoise Angelique Dautour on March 19, 1773, in Montréal, Quebec. They had four children during their marriage. He died on January 7, 1809, in his hometown, at the age of 59.

Voyageur Contracts

  • Contract from Montreal Isle de Jesus parish to Michimakinac. Local of that city to deliver Detroit News and install a gouvernail at post. Signed: Mr. Thiery & Francois LeGuay; wages 350 Livres. Source: BANQ, Greffes de notaires Microfilm #M620/0114 (Dated: 2 May 1785)
  • Contract from Montreal Parish to Detroit: Soapmaker/Lake tour. Three years of Cotton paid to Ms. Dufour a month post departure. Signed: Berthlet, Henry & Chaboillez Louis. 1000 Livres+ 48 Adv. Source BANQ, Greffes de notaires Microfilm Number M620/1200 (Dated: 14 Apr 1802)
  • Contract Montreal Parish to Detroit; Occupational work as Tonnellier (Cooper) function of Milieu. Signed: Jean Charest & Chaboillez, Louis; Wages 400 LIVRES Advance, Grantor: Dufour, Louis (Pere) Source BANQ, Greffes de notaires Microfilm Number M620/1198 (Dated: 31 Aug 1795)


  • Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968
  • Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890

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