Nicolas Pion-dit-LaFontaine pioneer in Quebec
I am not related to the Pions but thought that those that are may enjoy this article.Janet
King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers
By Peter J. Gagnépage 46
Jeanne Amiot was born about 1651 in Saint-Pierre de Losne (arrondissement of Beaune, diocese of Langres), Burgundy, the daughter of Noel Amiot and Anne Vivienne. After her mother’s death, Jeanne left for
Canada in 1673 at about age 22, bringing with her goods worth an estimated 200 livres for her dowry.
On 19 September 1673, Jeanne married Nicolas Pion dit Lafontaine at Québec City. She could not sign the marriage contract drawn up 14 September by notary Becquet, but her husband could. Nicolas was born about 1639 in the parish of Saint-Pierre-du-Boile in Tours, Touraine, the son of Nicolas Pion and Catherine Bredons. He enlisted for Canada on 01 April 1665 at La Rochelle.
Jeanne and Nicolas had eight children. Jean was born 17 August 1674 at Saint-Ours and baptized at Sorel, where Jeanne was baptized 29 September 1676, followed by Pierre and Angélique, both born about 1679.
Nicolas was baptized 22 February 1682 at Contrecoeur, followed by Maurice (13 August 1684) and Anne (10 February 1687). Unfortunately, Jeanne and Nicolas lost two children later that year within two weeks of each other.Eight-year-old Angélique and Pierre were buried at Montréal 12 and 24 October, respectively. Fourteen-year-old Jean was buried 16 May 1688 at Montréal. Louise, born in 1689, was buried 28 January 1690 at Montréal.
Nicolas Pion dit Lafontaine was buried 03 March 1703 at Québec City. On 30 June 1704, notary Adhémar drew up a marriage contract between Jeanne and Philippe Neveu, but it was annulled and on 12 November 1704 Jeanne married François Chicoine dit Lafresnière at Contrecoeur. Neither spouse could sign the marriage contract drawn up 06 November by notary Taillandier. François was born about 1678 in Montréal, the son of Pierre Chicoine, Seigneur de Bellevue and Madeleine Chrétien. He and Jeanne lived at Verchères, but did not have any children of their own. (Tanguay does however list a son Francois Chicoine that married Dansereau on 1 July 1737 in Vercheres.Tanguay’s records were about 80% right.I don’t believe that this Francois is Jeanne’s son.It is not my line so I will not be checking it out.) At her second marriage, Jeanne is listed as a midwife.
Jeanne Amiot died 04 February 1745 and was buried two days later at Verchères. She was the oldest Fille du Roy, having reached about age 94, though her burial record claims that she was 107 years old.