Boyer Info | Old Mines 2017
Sisters Eleonore and Rosine: Mary Eleonore Boyer and Richard Marshall | Rosine Elizabeth Boyer and George W. Rutledge, Sr.
Their parents: Jean Baptiste Boyer & Maria Aurore St. Germain | Charles & Marie Madeleine Boyer | Nicolas III & Dorothee Boyer | Nicolas II & Louise Boyer | Nicolas I & Marguerite | Ettinne & Perinna Boyer |
Joseph St. Germain and Marie Josephine Josette Calvet (Parents of Maria Aurore St. Germain, wife of Jean Baptiste)
Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chatillon & Marie Jeanne Corset (parents of Marie Madeline, wife of Charles) |
Jean Baptiste Olivier & Marie Marthe Accica (parents of Dorothee, wife of Nicolas III) |
Pierre Payet dit Saint Amour & Louise Tessier (parents of Louise, wife of Nicolas II) |
Nicolas Maclin & Suzanne Larose (parents of Marguerite, wife of Nicolas I) |
Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chatillon and Marie Jeanne Corset are the parents of my 5th great-grandmother, Marie Madeline Maurice dit Chatillon, who married Charles Boyer.
Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chatillon was born about 1729 in Chatillon, France.
Marie Jeanne Corset was born in 1738 in France to Francois Corset and Elisabeth Bienvenu.
Jean married Marguerite Cressman in 1750. She died in 1755.
Jean and Marie Jean Corset were married in Kaskaskia, Illinois, with a marriage contract in the records of Ste. Anne Parish, dated October 12, 1756. The marriage contract stated that Jean was from Nouvelle-Chartres which is next to Fort de Chartes.
In 1757, Jean and Marie had a daughter, Marie Therese Maurice dit Chatillon. She died in 1773 at the age of 16 years.
Jean was in the French military, but too young to have been involved in the Chickasaw conflicts. To encourage the creation of new farms or support existing ones, the Company of the Indies sometimes gave advances of funds in local currency or in kind to soldiers who wished to settle after discharge, sometimes as much as 10,000 livres in value. Jean was probably one of the soldiers to take advantage of this. He was discharged May 1, 1757, seven months after his marriage to Marie.
In 1759, Jean and Marie had a son, Jean Baptiste Maurice dit Chatillon II. His son, Henri Chatillon, has a famous story in Caradonlet, St. Louis, which I will add more info on later.
On February 10, 1761, Jean and Marie had a daughter, Marie Elizabeth Maurice dit Chatillon. Marie marries Jacque Boyer, the brother of my ancestor Charles Boyer.
On March 25 1761, Jean paid cash 600 livres in royal treasury notes for the purchase of a house and lot at Kaskaskia from Jean Lagrange. The source of his cash was inducement from the Company to settle in Louisiana. Jean's occupation was stated as a master carpenter in the contract.
On January 25, 1763, Jean and Marie have a daughter, Catherine Maurice dit Chatillon.
Jean remained at Kaskaskia after the French surrendered Quebec in 1763, but by 1767 he had enough of the Americans so he cross the Mississippe River and settled in Ste. Genevieve. His daughter, Marie Madeliene, married Charles Boyer. His daughter Marie Elisabeth married Jacques Boyer, brother of Charles. The Maurice dit Chatillons and Boyers were two families who were a significant part of the settlement of the new town of Ste. Genevieve.
On June 5, 1765, Jean and Marie have twin daughters, Dorothee Maurice dit Chatillon and Marie Louise Maurice dit Chatillon, both of whom died young. Dorothee died on June 16, 1765.
On August 20, 1769, Jean and Marie have a son, Henri Maurice dit Chatillon.
On December 2, 1773, Jean and Marie have a daughter, Teresa Maurice dit Chatillon.
On September 30, 1778,
On August 3, 1781,
On January 21, 1800,
The land recorder Julien LaBriere reported, "the banks having caved in very much, compelled the Inhabitants to think of removing from the Old Village, and in 1784 three men named Loisel, Maurice Chatillon, and Jacques Boyer removed from the old village and established the present village of Ste. Genevieve." Jean had been in Ste. Genevieve for over 17 years and was concerned about the safety of his home site and wanted to move to higher ground. He sold his house in the old town in October 1783 and may have been the first to move to the new Ste. Genevieve that year with his wife and his son-in-law, Jacque Boyer. Houck's History of Missouri stated that the first settlers in the new town of Ste. Genevieve were Jacque Boyer and "one Loisel." Andre Deguire dit Larose is credited with beginning Ste. Genevieve and Loisel, Marice Chatillon, and Jacque Boyer were credited for beginning the new Ste. Genevieve.