CENSUS OF KASKASKIA, 1787
transcribed from
"Illinois Historical Collections, Kaskaskia Records"
Pages 414-419

Transcribed by Kim Torp



Transcriber's Note: Footnotes were added by the original author

Transcriber followed all original capitalization



1

Nicholas Janis pere

1 - This census was drawn up for the use of Tardiveau. On Nicolas Janis, see ante, p. 18, n. 14
2

francois Janis

 
3

antoine Janis

 
4

Joseph Charleville

2 -  These three were all sons of the Jean Bte. Charleville who died in 1782.  Besides these there were two sisters Genevieve and Pelagie.  The family of Chauvin dit Charleville was in Kaskaskia as early as 1737, for on September 29 of that year Jean Chauvin signed a contract of marriage with Agnes LaCroix.  The men of the family, Jean Bte., Charles and Francois, who were prominent during the Virginia period were sons of Joseph Chauvin who died in 1778, each of whom was elected to the position of justice of peace. Charles was captain of the Kaskaskia company that went to Vincennes. K.MSS. - Marriage Contracts; consult also Index of this volume and of Houck's Hist. of Missouri.
 5

 J. Bte Charleville

 

 Louis Charleville

 

 Jacques devignais

 3 -  Jacques Devignais married Marianne Seguin dit Laderoute. Their daughter Therese signed marriage contract with Michel Derousse February 11, 1787. K.MSS. - Marriage Contracts

 Joseph Devignais

 
9

J.Bte. Creilly pere

4 - A Joseph Creilly, or Crely, son of Jean Bte. and Marie Agette (widow), signed marriage contract with Marie Louise Marquis, May 28, 1768.  A Jean Bte. Creilly emigrated from Kaskaskia to Florissant, Mo., in 1787. Houck, Hist. of Missouri, ii. 67
10

j. Bte Creilly fils

 
11

...creilly fils

 
12

Nichs. Lachanse pere

5 - Nicolas Caillot dit Lachanse:  He played an important part in Illinois during this period as may be seen by consulting the Index.  He was twice elected to the magistracy and became a follower of John Dodge during his ascendency.  He left Kaskaskia to settle with his sons at New Bourbon. Houck, Hist. of Missouri, i. 366
13

Antoine Lachanse

 
14

Gabriel Lachanse

 
15

francois Lachanse

 
16

Joseph Lachanse

 
17

Michel Lachanse

 
18

Charles Lachanse

 
19

Benjamin Lachanse

 
20

Jerome Dany Pere

6 - Members of the family of Danis were in Kaskaskia as early as 1725.  The descent of these two may be shown as follows:  Charles m. --?, had son Michel, who married Marie Barbe Pillet (marriage contract, April 28, 1745); their children Therese m. Alexis Bauvais, a daughter m. Antoine Bienvenu, Charles Joseph, Michel m. Elizabeth Bienvenu (marriage contract, February 5, 1782), Jerome m. Pelagie Doza (marriage contract February 4, 1782).
21

Michel Dany fils

 
22

J. Bte Delisle pere

7 - Full name of the family seems to have been Bienvenu de Lisle
23

J. Bte Delisle fils

 
24

Andre Delisle

 
25

Louis Delisle Pere

 
26

Louis Delisle, fils

 
27

Etienne Delisle

 
28

St. James Bauvais pere

8 -  Bauvais dit St. Jeme or St. Gemme:  This was one of the wealthiest and most important families in Kaskaskia.  The members of the family of this time were descended from Jacques Bauvais who emigrated to Canada in 1653.  In 1725 Jean Bte. and Raphael Bauvais came to Kaskaskia.  The descendants of the former are:  

Jean Bte. Bauvais m. Louise LaCroix, 1725

Raphael

Charles

Antoine

Vital

Jean Bte.

Marie Jeanne

Marie Louise

m.

 

m.

 

m

m

m.

Catherine Alary

 

Francoise Guielle

 

Marie Therese Boucher de Monbreum de la Soudray

Rene Dupuis

Paul Desruisseaux

both dead in 1786

     

(mar. contract Jan. 29, 1770)

   

[transcriber's note: next generation info incomplete]



At the time of Clark's occupation of Kaskaskia, Raphael and Charles were residents of New Orleans.  The Bauvais family was not counted among those favorable to the American cause.  For some reason no representative of the family was elected at the first election of judges, but that was corrected in the second election, after which a member of the family was always in the magistracy.  The Bauvias family held on to their possessions in Kaskaskia as long as possible, but finally like their associates they were driven to the Spanish side.  Their descendants are living today in Ste. Genevieve.  The men of this period always wrote Bauvais, not Beauvais.  Marguerite, the wife of Thomas Bentley, was probably the daughter of the first Jean Baptiste.
29

Raphael Bauvais

 
30

Vital Bauvais

 
31

Barthy. Bauvais

 
32

Jos. Marie Bauvais

 
33

Antoine Bauvais

 
34

Jos. Baugy pere

9 - The ancestor of the Baugy family came to Canada from France about 1650.  Joseph Baugy was his great grandson.  He married Marie Plasy or Duplasy at Kaskaskia, 1788 (See below, note 51).  He went to Arkansas where the Baugy trading post was soon well known. He left several sons.  The eldest, Joseph, was educated at New Orleans, married, in 1805, Marie Bauvais, and was the father of Senator Vital Baugy. Notes by B. Sulte
35

Jos. Baugy fils

 
36

Charles Baugy

 
37

J. Bte. desruisseaux

10 - The family name was Trottier dit Desruisseaux
38

frs. Desruisseaux

 
39

Jos. Desruisseaux

 
40

Blaize toulouze pere

11 - Probably the family of Damours
41

Noel toulouze

 
42

frans. toulouze

 
43

Henry toulouze

 
44

..... toulouze

 
45

J. Bte. tomur Pere

12 - Family name Thaumur or Taumer dit Lasource
46

J. Bte tomur fils

 
47

.....  tomur

 
48

.....  tomur

 
49

.....  tomur

 
50

Bazile Alary

 
51

J Bte. Alary

 
52

Louis Lonval Pere

13 - Family name Fafard dit Longval, sometimes written Nonval.  The family produced several famous interpreters and traders
53

Louis Lonval fils

 
54

Jos. Lonval

 
55

Jos. Lonval

 
56

Bazile Lachapelle

14 - Bazile Janot dit Lachapelle was born in 1741, married, 1767, Marie Elizabeth Choquet, left the island of Montreal after 1770, with his wife and son Bazile and went to Kaskaskia.
57

Antoine Lachapelle

 
58

J. Bte. Lachapelle

 
59

Jos. Lachapelle

 
60

Louis Lachapelle

 
61

J. Bte. Lasource tomur

 
62

Ch. Robin

15 - Charles Robin, born at St. Thomas, Canada, in 1738, married Marie Anne Roy, died at Kaskaskia, June 8, 1779.  The above is probably his son.
63

Frs. Desrousses

16 - A Francois Desrousses dit St. Pierre married Marie Josephte Turpin, and had the following children:  Michel, m. Therese Deveignat (marriage contract, February 11, 1787); Jean Bte. m. Angelique Royer (marriage contract August 17, 1785); a daughter, m. Joseph Tibault; Joseph, m. Marianne Roy, widow of Antoine Thaumur (marriage contract, July 30, 1786).
64

Philipe Desrousses

 
65

Jerome Desrousses

 
66

Stanislas Levasseur

17 - The ancestor of Levasseur came from Rouen to Canada in the middle of the seventeenth century.  Stanislas was born in 1732, married at Quebec, in 1756, Francois Del'neil.  They were in Quebec as late as 1764.  Some time thereafter they came to Kaskaskia.  Stanislas was elected justice in February, 1782.  He had the following children:  Nicolas Simeon, born 1760; Charlotte, born 1762; Jean Bte., born 1771, and buried at Kaskaskia, December 10, 1778; Pierre, was buried in 1776; Noel, born 1757. The son Nicolas married Therese Bienvenu, January 18, 1784. Notes by Benj. Sulte.
67

Nis. Levasseur

 
68

Victor Levasseur

 
69

fs charleville

18 - See above, n. 2 
70

Louis charleville

 
71

Jos. charleville

 
72

..... charleville

 
73

Me. Antaye

19 - See Ill. Hist. Collections, ii., 632, n. 99
74

Vital Bauvais Pere

20 - See Above, n. 8.
75

Jos. Bauvais

 
76

Pierre Langlois

21 -  It has been, as yet, impossible to discover the line of succession of the Langlois family from the first member to whom Prairie Du Rocher was granted by the French commandant Boisbriant.  In a document of December 30, 1740, we learn that the late Etienne Langlois married Marie Catherine Beaudrau, a widow, and had the following children:  Marie Louise m. Pierre Messager; Marie Joachine m. Louis Populus sieur de St. Photes; Toinette, m. Pierre Boucher de Monbreun sieur de Soudray; Francois; Louis, Girard; Perine; Auguste.  These last five were minors.  From other sources it is learned that Etienne had two brothers, Auguste, who lived at Kaskaskia, and Louis.  What relation the notary Pierre Langlois was to these is not apparent.  He was married to Catherine Normand Labriere, and had two children, Pierre and Marie Louise. (Note: Further present day info from a researcher indicates that there were four more children born) 
The latter signed a marriage contract with Pierre Lefebvre of Vincennes, October 9, 1785.  The life of Pierre Langlois is told in the documents published in this volume. He died in 1789, and his widow took oath to the inventory of the property December 14, of that year. K.MSS. - Court Record


Note From Researcher Camille Davis: I have listed from the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records as well as court documents from Plaquemine, Iberville parish four more children born to Pierre Langlois and Catherine Normand dit LaBriere: Elizabeth, Caterine, Andre and Antoine. These children all ended up in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. They lived around the Plaquemine and St. Gabriel areas of Iberville Parish. I know Antoine had a small plantation on the Plaquemine river.
From DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE CATHOLIC CHURCH RECORDS Vol. 2, 1770-1803:

Elizabeth (Pedro & Catalina Normand of Kaskaskia, Illinois) m. 8 Jan. 1791, Luis Carlos DARDENNE (Carlos & Louisea Lage) wit. Agustina Langlois & Jean Franchebois (SGA-14, 16)

From DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE CATHOLIC CHURCH RECORDS Vol. 3, 1804-1818:

Catarine (Pierre and Catarine NORMAND dit LABRIERE) m. 16 Oct. 1809 Agustine BRUNAU (Pierre Saturin and Escholisque LEGERE) wit: Andre Langlois; Pierre Treville Marionnaux; Joseph Dardenne (SGA-14, 90)

Andre (Pierre, decd. and Catherine LABRIERE) nat. Holy Family Parish, Illinois m. 5 May 1808 Anne Martine Celest MARIONNOT (Frances Charles and Marie Jeanne Guiot) wit: none given (SGA-14, 69)

Antoine, widower Madeleine Landry (Pierre, decd. and Caterine LABRIERE) m. 22 Apr. 1811 Marine HEBERT, wid. Olivier Hernandez (Amant and Marie Claire LANDRY) wit: Charles Braux; Joseph LeBlanc; Joseph Dardenne (SGA-14, 90)

Also, when the births and baptisms of the children of the above were listed, Pierre and Caterine Normand dit LaBriere were listed as paternal grandparents.
77

Augustin Langlois

 
78

Andre Langlois

 
79

Antoine Langlois

 
80

Louis Brazeau pere

22 -  See ante, p. 19, n. 1
81

Jos. Brazeau

 
82

Augustin Brazeau

 
83

Louis Brazeau

 
84

Ns. Canada Pere

23 - Family name Enau dit Canada)
85

Pascal lasource

 
86

fs. Canada

 
87

Me. Danis Pere

 
88

Ante. Bienvenu fils

24 - Family name Bienvenu dit Delisle.  A Francois Bienvenu was at Detroit in 1701.  One of his sons, Antoine, married at Kaskaskia, in 1726, Francoise Rabut.  Their children were Elizabeth, m. Pierre Gelina dit Lacourse (marriage contract, October 31, 1744); and Antoine, m. twice, the second time to Louise Danis. The son of this last Antoine is the Antoine fils above.  The father died at Kaskaskia May 11, 1805. There are in the K. MSS. a number of papers relating to a quarrel between the father and son.
89

Louis Laderoute

25 - A Jacques Laderoute was killed by the Indians at Kaskaskia on November 14, 1768.  He may have been the father of these two. The name Laderoute belongs to ten Canadian families. Notes by Benj. Sulte.
90

J. Bte. Laderoute

 
91

Ch. Delisle pere

 
92

Jos. Delisle

 
93

Antoe. Pelletier pe[re]

 
94

Jacque Gossiaud

 
95

Louis Gossiaud

 
96

J Bte. Lachanse

 
97

Ante. Buiat pere

 
98

Ante. Buiat fils

 
99

Louis Buiat fils

 
100

Antoine Buiat

 
101

Aime Buiat

 
102

Louis Buiat pere

 
103

Alexandre Lalande

26 - A Jacques Lalande was in Kaskaskia before 1729.
104

Ante. Morin Pere

27 - Antoine Morin, son of Jacques Morin and Therese Immineur of Parish of St. Francois, Quebec, signed a contract of marriage, at Ste. Genevieve, with Therese Lachapelle, on May 16, 1768.  He was elected justice of peace in September, 1782.
105

Ante. Morin fils

 
106

Louis Morin

 
107

Jos. Morin

 
108

M. Bte. Morin

 
109

Me. Morin

 
110

Alexis Morin

 
111

Ante. Bienvenu Pere

 
112

Henry Bienvenu

 
113

Me. Bienvenu

 
114

timothy de Monbrun

28 - See Ill. Hist. Collections, ii., n. 2 and CXXIV. 
115

Jacques Chenier pere

29 - A Claude Chenier married Marie Louise Brunet.  Their children were:  Marie Louise, married Joseph Poutpart of Cahokia (marriage contract, September 8, 1767); Antoine, m. Therese Bauvais (mar. contract November 14, 1779); Jacques, m. Therese Archange Boucher de Monbreun (mar. contract, ? 22, 1784)
116

Jacqs. Chenier fils

 
117

fs. Chenier

 
118

Ch. Charleville

 
119

Jacques Morancy

30. The family of Bauche' dit Morancy has been at Quebec and Isle d'Orleans since the middle of the seventeenth century.
120

Jos. toulouze pere

 
121

Jos. toulouze fils

 
122

Alexandre toulouze

 
123

fs. Gagnon

 
124

Ante. Bauvais pere

 
125

Ante. Bauvais fils

 
126

Jos. Bauvais

 
127

Louis Bauvais

 
128

Ante. Chenier

 
129

fs. Corset

32 - Francois Corset was elected justice in 1782 and 1787.  Although this fact indicates he was an important man, I have been unable to find more about him.
130

Jos. Doza Pere

33 - According to a will dated March 4, 1748, among the K. MSS., Pierre Doza and his wife Marguerite Gigniar had two children, Noel Joseph and Marguerite. The daughter signed a contract of marriage with J. Bte. Guillon on December 28, 1732.  The son, Noel Joseph, probably the "Joseph pere" of the census, married Josephte Pelletier.  Their children were:  Joseph, m. Catherine Longval (mar. contract, June 2, 1782); Pelagie, m. Jerome Danis (mar. contract, February 4, 1782); a daughter, m. John Williams.
131

Alexis Doza

 
132

Jos. Doza fils

 
133

Etienne Page

34 - The family of Page was long settled at Kaskaskia and owned a mill on the east bank of the Kaskaskia River.  They probably came from Canada.
134

Louis Lacroix

 
135

Ante. Pelletier fils

35 - See above, n. 19. 
136

Rene Soumande

36 -  The Soumande family has been a family of some importance in Canada.  The surnames of the family are Cananville, Lafleur, and Delorme. Benj. Sulte thinks that the above member of the family was a Rene Francois born at Montreal in 1736.
137

Me. Soumande

 
138

J. Bte. St. pierre

37 - Thrity different families in Canada have adopted the name of St. Pierre, but see above, n. 16. 
139

..... Provot

 
140

Antoine Brisetout

 
141

Ns. Brisetout

 
142

Gabl. Aubuchon

38 - The ancestors of the Aubuchon family came from Normandy to Canada in 1644. A branch of the family settled in Kaskaskia during the French regime. Gabriel Aubuchon moved to Missouri before the end of the century. Houck, Hist. of Missouri, ii., 68
143

fs. Lemieux pere

39 - The Lemieux were an old Canadian family.
144

fs. Lemieux fils

 
145

Louis Lemieux

 
146

Amable Gagner

 
147

Jos. Royer

 
148

fs. Gagner

 
149

Louis Gagner

 
150

Chs. Dany pere

40 - See above, n. 6. 
151

charles Dany fils

 
151

Jos. Dany

 
152

Louis Germain pere

41 - See Ill. Hist. Collections, ii., 630, n. 83
153

J. Bte. Germain fils

 
154

Louis German fils

 
155

Jacq. Labruyere

42 - Written also Labriere
156

fs. Labruyere

 
157

Jos. St. pierre

 
158

thibaud pere

 
159

fs. thibuad fils

 
160

J. Bte. St. pierre pere

44 - See above, n. 37
161

Alexis St. pierre fils

 
162

Jos. Page

44 - See above, n. 34. 
163

Paul Reaulme pere

45 - Reaume is a Canadian and Detroit name.  On January 20, 1743, Paul Reaume signed an act of marriage with Marie Louise Lasoude.
164

Pierre Reaulme

 
165

Paul Reaulme

 
166

.... Reaulme

 
167

..... Reaulme

 
168

Jos. Creilly fils

47 - See above, n. 4. 
169

Alexis Bauvais

48 - See above, n. 8. 
170

Jerome Bauvais

 
171

frs. Languedoc

49 - A Canadian family.  A son, Francois, was born at Quebec in 1738, and he has not been traced.  Perhaps this may be he or his son.
172

J. Bte. placis

 
173

Jos. Placis

 
174

Louis Placis

 
175

Me. St. pierre

 
176

..... thibaud

 
177

Pierre toulouze

 
178

Claude Buiat

 
179

Pierre Buiat

 
180

Louis Barrois

51 - Antoine Jean Bte. Barrois, surgeon from Parish of St. Nicolas in Berry, married, in Montreal, January 12, 1672, a daughter of Francois Le Ber.  He had the following children:  Philippe, who lived some time at Detroit and was buried at Kaskaskia, February 16, 1722; Francois, born at Laprairie, 1675, married Marie Ann Sauvage and lived at Detroit; Jean Bte. Bertlor, a royal notary, married Madeleine Cardinal, was in Detroit 1722-24, was in Kaskaskia in 1732, where he acted as notary, until 1754, when he moved to Nouvelle Chartres, where he died in March, 1757. From the settlement of his estate we learn that he left the following children: Therese, m. Francois Lefevre DuChouquet; Catherine, m. Joseph Duguay Duplasy, their daughter Marie Louise marrying in 1788 Joseph Baugy of Beauport, Canada, (mar. contract August 17, 1788); Benaventure, captured by the English in 1760; a daughter, widow of a Laforme, lived in New Orleans; Madeleine, m. 1. Louis Marin, 2. De Portneuf; Celeste, m. in 1757, Michel Lamis (mar. contract in Mo. Hist. Society); Joseph, of age in 1760; Louis, a minor in 1760; Francois, a minor in 1760.  The names of two other sons are:  Louis, baptized in Kaskaskia July 14, 1732, not living in 1760 (Transactions of Ill. State Hist. Society, 1904, p. 399) and Jacques, m. at Cahokia October 12, 1747, Suzanne Baron, died about 1753 without heirs (Benj. Sulte's notes). On the notary Barrois, consult, Alvord, "Illinois in the Eighteenth Century," Bulletin of the Ill. State Hist. Library, i. No. 1.
181

J. Bte. Montureuil pere

52 - Perhaps he belongs to the Canadian family of Montreuil.
182

J. Bte. Montureuil fils

 
183

..... Montureuil

 
184

J. Bte. filiss

 
185

Recollet Levasseur

53 - See above, n. 17. 
186

Mathurin Bouvet

54 - A Dr. Jean Bouvet dit La Chambre came to Canada from France about 1670.  A Mathurin Bouvet married near Montreal, Marie Josephte Soumande, about 1770.  This may be the above.  Although Mathurin Bouvet played an important part during the Virginia period, I have failed to note his name on documents of an earlier date.  He lived at first at St. Philippe, but was made civil and criminal judge of Kaskaskia for a short time in 1786.  By 1792 he had moved to St. Charles on the Spanish side, where he engaged in the manufacture of salt.  He was later burned to death by the Indians. Consult Index of this volume; Houck, Hist. of Missouri, ii., 99.
187

..... Rousseau

 
188

..... Lamalice

 
189

..... Deshetres

55 - A Louis Deshetres, son of Antoine and Marie Charlotte Chevalier, was an interpreter on the Illinois River at about this time.
190

Hypolite Laforme

56 - A Canadian name belonging to several families
191

..... Manegre

 
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