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Gabriel Peltier (b. June 26, 1769, d. 1845)Gabriel Peltier (son of Andrew Peltier and Mary Catherine Meloche) was born June 26, 1769 in Assumption, Sandwich, and died 1845.He married Catherine Dequindre on February 2, 1795 in Assumption, Sandwich, daughter of Charles Stanislas Dequindre.
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Notes for Gabriel:
From the Commemorative Biographical Record of Kent County, p. 294: Gabriel died in 1845 at 88 years of age and his widow died 10 years later at the age of 94. They were buried in St-Peter Church cemetery. All of their children are deceased: Charles, Louis, Leon, Gabriel, Andrew, Fanny, who married Alexander Galarneau, Madeline (Mrs.. Peck) and Mary who married Edward Parson. Gabriel took part in the war of 1812.
From the IllustratedHistory of Kent and Essex Counties, 1876: "The banks of the Pain Court creek, below the village of that same name, were first settled by French residents from 1815 to 1820, the pioneer of that locality being J. Bte Loson (Lauson), who was followed by Gabriel Peltier, J. Bte Fobert (Faubert), Louis Dezillia and J. Bte Primeau, in the order named. All these parties took possession of the land as "squatters" but at their request Surveyor-General Rankin was sent up to survey a tract hereabout (to which is now accorded the name of the Pain Court Block), whereupon the squatters were granted patents for their holdings."
Jack Peltier notes: The first record of land ownership for Gabriel seems to be a portion of Lot 3, Front Concession which he purchased in 1830. The J. Bte Fobert (Faubert) referred to appears to be Gabriel's brother-in-law. J Bte married Suzanne Peltier, Gabriel's sister. Gabriel's son, André, married J. Bte and Suzanne's daughter Catherine.
From Romantic Kent, by Victor Lauriston, 1952, page 355: "The Pain Court settlement dates from 1815. It was the beginning of an influx that in time made Dover predominantly French. French-Canadian settlers from the Detroit had seemingly preceded the Loyalists on the Thames; but in 1815, two families, Baby and Paquette, definitely located on lots 6 and 7 on the north bank; and the same year a group comprising J.B. Lauzon, Gabriel Peltier, J.B. Faubert, Louis Dezilla and J.B. Primeau located further inland, on the banks of what later was known as Pain Court Creek."
Jack Peltier notes: Various records show Gabriel as having been buried at St-Peters. Denissen shows him as having died at Assumption but perhaps he was not buried there. There is no record of his burial (or that of his wife Catherine Dagneau-de-Quindre) at St-Peters. It can be speculated that a service was held at St-Peters but actual burial was elsewhere, perhaps at a family plot. Records in the Tilbury Library show his death as being in 1842.
From Kent County Land Records: Gabriel Peltier acquired 38.5 acres in Lot 3, Front Concession, Dover East from Charles Delisle on June 1, 1830 for 75 pounds. Jack Peltier notes that this land would have been located adjacent to, or very close to the land owned by his father-in-law, Fontenay Dequindre and Charles Dequindre in Lot 4. Gabriel appears to have sold a portion of these lands in 1854 to Edward Urquhart.
More About Gabriel Peltier and Catherine Dequindre:
Marriage: February 2, 1795, Assumption, Sandwich.
Children of Gabriel Peltier and Catherine Dequindre are:
- Gabriel Peltier, d. date unknown.
- Fanny Peltier, d. date unknown.
- Freezine Peltier, d. date unknown.
- Madeleine Peltier, d. date unknown.
- Mary Peltier, d. date unknown.
- Catherine Peltier, b. November 1795, d. date unknown.
- +Andrew Peltier, b. November 8, 1797, d. 1872.
- Charles Peltier, b. August 1799, Thames River, d. date unknown.
- Leo Peltier, b. February 5, 1808, Assumption, d. date unknown.
- Louis Peltier, b. September 6, 1809, Assumption, d. date unknown.
- Charles Peltier, b. February 15, 1812, Assumption, d. date unknown.