Fountain,  Louis

Fountain, Louis

Male 1788 -

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  • Name Fountain, Louis  [1, 2
    Born 1788  Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1788  Yamaska, Pierre-De Saurel, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Fontaine dit Bienvenu 
    Military Service Between 15 Aug 1812 and 1814  Battle, Ida, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    War of 1812, Private, 5th Company, York Militia Regiment 
    Military Service 1837  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Upper Canada Rebellion 
    Residence 1851  East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1861  East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7789  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Fontaine dit Bienvenu, Gabriel,   b. 7 Apr 1761, Richelieu, Rouville, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1842, Saint-Pie, Les Maskoutains, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Roy, Marie Anne,   b. 12 Nov 1769, Montréal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1831, Saint-Pie, Les Maskoutains, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Sep 1785  Richelieu, Rouville, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Appleton, Mary Victoria,   b. 21 Apr 1796, Lachine, Montréal (Urban Agglomeration), Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1890, Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Fountain, John William,   b. 19 Jun 1819, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1912, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    +2. Fountain, Elizabeth,   b. 16 Feb 1822, East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1902, Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +3. Fountain, Susan Louis,   b. 30 Jul 1830, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1900, Silver Creek, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    +4. Fountain, Lewis,   b. 1831, East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1896, East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    +5. Fountain, William,   b. 1842, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1917, Victoria, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     6. Fountain, Albert,   b. Abt 1845, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Fountain, David,   b. Abt 1845, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Fountain, Margaret,   b. 1847, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1869, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1788 - Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 1788 - Yamaska, Pierre-De Saurel, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - War of 1812, Private, 5th Company, York Militia Regiment - Between 15 Aug 1812 and 1814 - Battle, Ida, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Upper Canada Rebellion - 1837 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Brant, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Fountain, Louis Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection)
    Fountain, Louis Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection)
    Fountain, Louis 1851
    Fountain, Louis 1851
    Fountain, Louis 18510
    Fountain, Louis 18510
    Fountain, Louis Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls
    Fountain, Louis Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls

    Family Crest
    Foutain Family Crest
    Foutain Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • During the Nineteenth Century, the militia in York was organized and re-organized several times. The militia became active, however, on two occasions. The first time was during the War of 1812, when they served under General Brock at the capture of Detroit and at Queenston. Few, however, saw action after the capture and burning of the town of York in 1813. The second occasion was the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.

      30 March 1820 - Louis FONTAIN received a Freegrant.

      One other child on 1851 census, but can not make it out.

      It is reported on his son John Fountain's death notice that his name is Lewis and he was born in England.

      Interesting email: I have requested more information and as yet no reply
      From: Laura Heidman [mailto:d_heidman@sympatico.ca] Sent: August-29-07 2:08 PM To: d_heidman@sympatico.ca Subject: Lewis Fountain (aka Louis Fontaine)

      Hello everyone, If you are reading this msg, it means I have you down as a researcher of the Fontaine Fountain family in Ontario.

      For a number of years I have struggled with the identity of Lewis Fountain and Mary Victoria Appleton, their ancestry and original origins before coming to Ontario in the early part of the 19th century.

      Last year, while researching my Husband's ancestors who were voyageurs in Lake Huron, I located an entry for a Louis Fontaine as a member of the voyageur group who relocated to Penetanguishene from Drummond Island after the War of 1812 and Treaty of Ghent (see http: www3.sympatico.ca sneakers list.htm). I was unable to find any long-term record of Louis Fontaine in the Penetanguishene area (i.e. 1851 census, etc). There is documentation of other Drummond Island voyageurs who left Penetang for the Gwilliambury area shortly after arriving. After checking more voyageur records, I found Louis Fontaine recorded on 27 Jun 1807 at Mackinac Island as working for Robert Dickson and Co. after wintering in Ouisconsin (see http: www3.sympatico.ca sneakers abbottlist.htm).

      On a hunch, this week while at the Penetanguishene Archives I checked the baptismal records for St Ann Catholic Church in Penetang and found the following (which I have translated from French and plan on scanning shortly):

      Two "illegitimate" children were baptized at St Ann Catholic Church in Penetanguishene on 21 Jan 1836.
      Louis Fontaine, son illegitimate of Louis Fontaine and Marie Flappleton. GodFather Francois Lanlois, godmother Marie Langlois.
      Susanne Fontaine, daughter illegitimate of Louis Fontaine and Marie FlAppleton. GodFather David Melain, godmother Susanne Macleod.
      Source: St Ann baptismal register. Located 27 August 2007 at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives, Burke St
      The addition of the "FL" at the beginning of Appleton is odd, but I've seen instances of misspelled names by priests in the past. I've found no record of the name "Flappleton" in any other records and believe it is in error.

      I was pressed for time and didn't have an opportunity to do a full check of the records, so I don't know if Louis and Marie married in Penetanguishene as well, or if any other children were also baptised there. I have found instances where voyageurs baptised their children and married the "country wives" around the same time since in many cases this was their first access to clergy. I am hoping to get back down to Penetang in September and do a more concise search.

      But, after returning home on Monday, I searched the PRDH for Appleton and found a Marie Victoire Appleton baptised in Lachine, PQ the daughter of Jacques Appleton and Marie Charlotte Billet. Lachine occupied a strategic position on the fur route as a departure and arrival point for trading expeditions. It was also an important centre for storing the Montréal merchants' furs and for trading goods.

      Jacques Appleton did not have any parents listed at the time of his marriage to Marie in Montréal on 14 Jun 1790. However, Marie has an extensive genealogy recorded in the PRDH. I have yet to get all the data entered into my database, but once I do I would be happy to share the information with anyone who is interested.

      If you are interested in any copies of the documents or wish to discuss information I've listed above please feel free to contact me. Laura Knight Heidman laura@parrysound.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] Name Game - Fontaine Fountain Entry.

    2. [S640] Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968.
      Record for Louis Fontaine

    3. [S489] 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

    4. [S369] Redcoated Ploughboys, The Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815.