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  • ID: I00984
  • Name: Louis Sulpice Desautels LaPointe
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 JUN 1795 in L'Assomption, Quebec
  • Baptism: 23 JUN 1795 L'Assomption, Isle of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial: Ludington Town Cemetery, #1, Fall Creek, Randall Family Plot
  • Death: 06 NOV 1885 in Ludington, Eau Claire Co., WI
  • Note:
    Timeline for Sulpice LaPointe
    by Debra McCann, chenae@ap.net

    PRDH Repertory of Vital Events 1621-1799, Baptism Certificate No. 693380
    Louis Sulpice Deshotel born Jun 23, 1795, baptized Jun 23, 1795, in L'Assomption, Parents: Charles Deshotel Lapointe and Marie Dupile. Louis Sulpice Desautels dit LaPointe was named after his godfather Louis Sulpice Foisy. His godmother was Marie Beaudry (Jeannot).

    Jun 30, 1814, Nom: LaPointe, Prénom: Suplise, Paroisse: L`Achigan, Commerçant: Michel Coursolle, Destination: Michilimakinac, Notaire: Desautels-Joseph.

    Hudson Bay Service Record - Supplice LaPointe dit Desautels - Parish L'Assumption
    1815-1816, advances at Michilmackinac, Cumberland, Athabasca District
    Aug 13, 1816, at Fort William at capture
    1816-1817, advances at Fort William
    1817-1820, advances at Upper Red River at the colony, Upper Red River District

    In 1815, Sulpice signed up with the Hudson Bay Company in Montreal to go to Colony Gardens of Winnipeg and Athabasca under the leadership of Collin Robertson and John Clarke. In May of 1815, Suplice was one of one hundred men who assembled and left Terrebonne.

    Louis was engaged with the Hudson Bay Company under John Clarke, in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, in 1815. They established posts at Fort Wedderburn on Athabasca Lake, at Hay River in the Great Slave Lake district, and at the Falls. (Henry, 1897, Vol. III, p. 972)

    By 1816, Sulpice was an employee of the Hudson Bay Company and his transactions are in the company records. He was advance 611.16 of his 1816-1817 wages, which was $1,000 at Fort William. In 1817-1818, his wages in the upper Red River were 1500 livres of which he was advanced 643.5 livres. He paid George 60, and equipment not yet received was 210. He had coming a balance of wages not received from previous years of 1120.4. (Chesbro 160)

    Sulpice was engaged with the North West Company at the capture of Fort William (Kaministiquia) on Lake Superior, near Isle Royale, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 13, 1816.

    While at Lac-la-Pluie, Jean Baptiste Desautels dit Lapointe met his cousin Sulpice Lapointe. Sulpice had been in the forced employment of the North West Company that year and was liberated only when Lord Selkirk captured Fort William and arrested the North West Company partners. When Sulpice heard the story about Keveney, he suggested that Jean Baptiste go and talk to Captain D?Orsonnes. On Oct 2, 1816, D?Orsonnes arrested Reinhard and sent Reinhard, Jean Baptiste, and Faye, to Fort William as witnesses. While they were at the Red River in 1817, Jean-Baptiste asked permission of Selkirk to go and visit his cousin Sulpice Desautels who was now living on the edge of the Assiniboine River. He was allowed to go, but two guards accompanied him. (Marc Jolicoeur)

    Sulpice met his future wife Emily Bottineau when her family cared for him, after he was caught in a snowstorm in which his feet were frozen. In 1819, they were married in a ceremony performed by the missionaries of St. Boniface, Manitoba.

    Auspice Lapointe is on the list of men who were married by the Catholic Missionaries in 1819 after the establishment of the Red River Mission.

    History of Clayton County, Iowa
    In 1820, Messieurs Lapointe and Charles La Tranch, were located in at French Town, as the successors to Chavalier Marais in the Indian traffic.

    Sometime between 1822-1829, Sulpice moved his family from the Red River Settlement of Manitoba to St. Anthony, MN, traveling by canoe.

    In 1830, Sulpice and his family moved to Prairie du Chien, Crawford Co., MI Territory, where Sulpice appears in the 1834 Census.

    S. La Point appears in the 1838 Census for Clayton Co., Iowa, with Peter La Point, Charles Latrance and Jacob Redman living nearby.

    Platoon Lapoint, Charles French, Baptiste Lapoint, George Lasier and Sapplice Lapoint were indicted by the grand jurors of Clayton county at the District Court of said county, October term 1840, for " with force and arms in and upon the body of Jacob F. Rebman in the peace of the United States, then and there being, an assault did make, and then and there did unlawfully and feloniously imprison, confine and detain him, the said Jacob F. Rebman, and him the said Rebmar. did then and there restrain of his liberty, against the peace of the United States and contrary to the form of the statute,

    1839 List of Mixed Blood Chippewa Claimants at LaPointe on Madeleine Island in Lake Superior.
    630-637 Sulpice La Pointe for Lizette 19, Baptiste 17, Margarette 15, Angelique 13, Marie 11, Perish 9, Paulette 7, Emelie 5.
    666 Sulpice La Pointe for Lizette 19.

    L. LaPointe age 60 and his daughter Emily LaPointe age 18 appear in the 1850 Census for St. Anthony, Ramsey Co., MN Territory, living in the home of Sulpice's brother-in-law Pierre Botineau.

    Sulpice appears in the June 1865 Census for Brooklyn, Hennepin Co., MN, living in the home of his daughter Emily Raiche. Her first husband Joseph Raiche had died two years earlier and she would marry her second husband Joseph Ephraim Richard that year. On Feb. 20, 1865, Suplice LaPointe dit Desautels was described as a pure white man, Canadian voyager, Catholic, shoemaker, living at Princeton, Mille Lac, MN.

    Nov 1, 1873 Sulpice Desotel received a land patent for 160 acres at the St. Cloud land office in MN.

    Sulpice appears in the 1880 Census for Lincoln, Eau Claire Co., WI, living in the home of his daughter Mary and her husband George Randall.

    Sulpice voted in the 1884 Presidential election in Eau Claire.

    Sulpice was living with his daughter Mary and her husband George Randall in Ludington, Eau Claire Co., WI, when he died on Nov 6, 1885.




    Father: Charles Desautels b: 19 DEC 1744 in Longue-Pointe, Quebec
    Mother: Louise Dupille b: 14 APR 1762 in St. Pierre de l'Île d'Orléans, Quebec

    Marriage 1 Emilie Bottineau b: 1799
    • Married: 1819 in Red River
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret LaPointe b: 01 JAN 1820 in Red River settlement, Manitoba, Canada
    2. Has Children Lyette LaPointe b: 1822 in Red River settlement, Manitoba, Canada
    3. Has Children Mary LaPointe b: 1829 in St. Anthony, Hennepin Co., MN
    4. Has Children Emily LaPointe b: 1832 in Prairie-du-Chien, Crawford Co., WI
    5. Has No Children Antoine LaPointe b: 1834 in Prairie-du-Chien, WI
    6. Has Children Angeline LaPointe b: 1826
    7. Has Children Charles LaPointe b: 1824
    8. Has Children Pierre "Peter" LaPointe b: 10 FEB 1826 in Pembina, Pembina Co., ND
    9. Has No Children ? LaPointe

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