Baudreau dit Graveline Urbain[1]

Male 1633 - 1695

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  • Birth  1633  Clermont, , Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  E0AB40D6EB2E564285783B5393E611E54C85 
    Died  28 Jan 1695  Montréal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2133  Harnois
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 

    Father  Baudreau Jean,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Chauveau Marie,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Bef 1623  Clermont, , Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F687  Group Sheet

    Family  Juillet Mathurine,   b. 31 Dec 1651, Montréal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1723, Montréal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1664  Montréal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Baudreau Marie Anne,   b. 29 Aug 1675, Montréal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1748, L'Assomption, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F781  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Descendants
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      The history of the Beaudreau and Graveline families began in 1653 with the arrival from France of a young man pioneer named Urbain Baudreau dit Graveline. Sailing form the small port of LaRochelle in France aboard a small vessel, a determined group of soldiers and adventurers began its perilous journey.

      Urbain had signed a contract for five years to serve the colony of Montreal as a militiaman to protect it from the attacks of the dreaded Iroquois Indians. Following his discharge from his original contract in 1658, Urbain returned to France brieftly, but returned again in July of 1659 aboard the St-André.

      Upon his return, he received from the owners of the colony, a land grant as compensation for his service. He decided to settle down and raise a family, so in 1664 he married Mathurine Juillet, the daughter of another colonial hero, Blaise Juillet, who had given his life in defense of the colony. Together they had eight children : four sons and four daughters.

      During his early years in Ville-Marie, as Montreal was then known, Urbain worked as a landclearer for others in addition to working his own land. But, beginning in 1660, he began to acquire parcels of land on the shore of the St. Lawrence River. In 1663, he was elected syndic (trustee) of the colony, a position of some importance, though unpaid. He represented the other colonists in their dealings with the owners of the colony. His term lasted three years.

      He lived a long and full life. Urbain passed away in 1695 in Montreal at about 70 years of age. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining the Church of Notre-Dame the next day.

      His children inherited their father`s sense of determination and adventure. The second son, Jean-Baptiste, was a soldier, businessman and adventurer who later became a pioneer settler along the Gulf Coast in the Mobile, Alabama area. Gabriel was a carpenter and businessman who, along with his wife, lost his life on a trip exploring the Mississipi River while they were searching for minerals.

      Paul, the third oldest son, stayed in the area of Montreal for most of his life. He married and had eight children who lived to adulthood. The youngest son, Jean (John), was a butcher, soldier, and farmer. He also married, had five children and lived in the Richelieu Valley region.

      Today, the descendants of Urbain Baudreau dit Graveline are scattered from coast to coast in the United States and Canada. We hope that this book will serve as a catalyst to future generations of family researchers and historians to continue the work only begun here.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The GenerationsNetwork.Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestrymembers.;;), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=9337331&pid=-816157741


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