The first Frenchman known to have Métis offspring. He arrived in Quebec in 1618 and was employed as a clerk and trained as an interpreter by the Company of Merchants, the fur-trading monopoly owned by French noblemen.His informal or country marriage to a Nipissing woman resulted in the birth in 1628 of a daughter, Madeleine or Euphrosine Nicolet. Jean Nicolet returned to the Company in Quebec in 1633 with Madeleine. Madeleine married Jean Leblanc in 1643 and Elie Dussault dit Lafleur in 1663. Both marriages resulted in generations of descendants in Canada and the United States that continue today.
Marriage 1 Unknown Nipissing NATIVE b: ABT 1610
Marriage 2 Marguerite COUILLARD b: 10 AUG 1626 in Quebec, Quebec
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