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From: Suzanne B Sommerville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Today in History July 24
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 18:05:02 -0400
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>LAUMET..1ST TIME I'VE SEEN THIS SPELLING..MEBE I FIND MORE COUSINS
He was baptized as simply Antoine Laumet on 10 March 1658 at Saint-Nicolas
de la Grave (Tarn-et-Garonne, France), born 5 March, son of Jean Laumet and
Jeanne de Péchagut, and adopted the additional name sieur _de Lamothe
Cadillac_, even falsifying his mother's name from Jeanne de Péchagut to
Jeanne Malenfant on his 1687 wedding documents when he married
I've read he began to sign Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac after his return to
France, but he consistently signed "Lamothe Cadillac" while he was in New
France, in part to distinguish himself from the other "Lamothes".
At least one descendant now lives in France, but the line appears not to
have been perpetuated on this side of the Atlantic, although a
grand-daughter in the Gregoire family was granted some property in Maine
after the American Revolution, but she simply disappears.
The property had been previously granted to him when he was in Acadia in
the 1680s, but he never did anything with it. He sold his Detroit property
to buy, in 1723, the mayorship of Castelsarrazin near his birthplace. The
mayor's position was eliminated within a year or so. He died in 1730. And
his definitive biography has yet to be written!
Happy 302nd Birthday, Detroit.
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