Name: Nicholas Caillot Dit LACHANCE
Birth: 1758 in Kaskaskia, Illinois
Death: BEF 1840 in Madison Co, MO
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Change Date: 25 AUG 2016
Nicholas Jr. is probably my 5g-grandfather.
Married Feb 25, 1781 or Feb 26, 1780.
"By the early 1790s [Ste. Genevieve] had several billiard parlors. Nicolas Caillot dit Lachance fils [Jr., or Nicholas II]...may have been the first entrepreneur to open a billiard parlor in town." ["Colonial Ste. Genevieve," by CJ Ekbery, p. 324-5.]
Late in 1792 Lachance sold a house in Ste. Genevieve to Francois Lalumandiere that was fitted out with a parlor. Lalumandiere, by the mid-1790's had 2 parlors.
In 1797 he signed his sister, Pelagie's marriage contract "Nicholas LaChance." (or maybe instead that was his father?s signature, who died in 1799)
In 1799 right after his father?s death, most of the Caliots and relatives moved to begin a new settlement called St. Michael's (renamed Fredericktown in 1814). In 1818 this area became part of Madison Co.
In July, 1801, following a murder and various other violence, Nicolas II was appointed temporary commissaire de police at Mine a Breton by Commandant Valle.
He definitely had as children:
Nicholas III and Marie Louise
Along with his children, Nicholas adopted:
Elisabeth Colton, born 1788, adopted & baptized Sept. 3, 1797
Marie Therese Colton, born 1790, adopted & baptized Sept. 3, 1797
He settled with 3 brothers in St. Michael's Village. On Jun 12, 1814, the village was flooded out by the Saline and Castor Creeks. Afterward many of the village families moved to the north the establish "New Village?, which later became Fredericktown.
--Carl J. Ekberg's Colonial Ste Genevieve: An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier, published by the Patrice Press in 1985.
Find A Grave Memorial# 92071233
Father: Nicholas Caillot dit LACHANCE b: ABT 1733 in Lorraine, France
Mother: Marie-Anne ?Marianne? GIARD b: 1741 in Kaskaskia, Illinois
Judith Louise BOYER b: 23 AUG 1766 in Ste. Genevieve, MO
25 FEB 1781
in Ste. Genevieve, MO
- Nicholas Caillot Dit LACHANCE b: 1785 in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
- Marie Louise Caillot LACHANCE
- Marianne LACHANCE