An American Family History

Nicholas Audet dit Lapointe


Audet is also spelled as Adatte, Adote, Adotte, Aude, Audette, Hodet, Odette, Ouelette, and Owdet


Lapointe has also been spelled as Lapoint, La Pointe, and La Point


The name Lapointe is a dit name. It could have been a nickname for a soldier (the point of a lance) or for a family who lived on a point of land.
A dit name is an alias given to a family name.


Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe was baptized between July and October of 1680 on l'Île-d'Orléans. His parents were Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Madeleine Després. Madeleine was a fille du roi.

He married Marie-Louise Chabot Pouliot on April 15, 1697, at Saint-Laurent. Marie-Louise was the daughter of Mathurin Chabot and Marie Mesange and the widow of Antoine Pouliot. She married Antoine on January 30, 1696 at Saint-Laurent. Antoine was the son of Charles Pouliot and Françoise Meunier.

Marie-Louise and Nicolas's children included:

Francois Audet dit Lapointe (1699-1700),
Madeleine Audet dit Lapointe (1703, married Jacques Turcotte),
Marie Audet dit Lapointe (1704-1782, married Mathurin Boilard and Pierre-Bernard Roy),
Jean-Baptiste Audet dit Lapointe (1707-1784, married Marie-Anne Jouanne),
Marie-Grancois eAudet dit Lapointe (1709-1712),
Marie-Anne Audet dit Lapointe (1712-1759, married Pierre-Francois Pouliot),
Marie-Genevieve Audet dit Lapointe(1714-1807, married Michel Boulay and Augustin Dumas),
Therese Audet dit Lapointe (1717-1792, married Jacques Gendron), and
Louis Audet dit Lapointe (1720-1803, married Angelique Drapeau).

Nicolas Audet was granted land on the southeast side of l'Île-d'Orléans At that time, it was in the parish of Sainte-Famille. In 1679, the parish of Ste-Famille was divided and their farm became part of the village of Saint-Jean.


The King's Daughters (filles du roi) were young women who immigrated to Canada between 1663 and 1673 and were sponsored by Louis XIV. The French goverment planned to increase Canada's population by promoting marriages and the birth of children.







from Our French-Canadian Ancestors by Thomas J. Laforest

1) Nicolas, the first to be named after his father, was born and baptized on September 21, 1671 at Sainte-Famille, Île d'Orléans but was not alive at the census in 1681.

2) Nicolas, the second to be named after his father, was born on September 13, 1672 and baptized eight days later, at Sainte-Famille, Île d'Orléans but was also not alive at the 1681 census [?].

7) Nicolas was baptized between July and October of 1680 at Saint-Jean. He married Marie-Louise Chabot, daughter of Mathurin and Marie Mesange on April 15, 1697, at Saint-Laurent. The contract had been notarized by Chambalon on February 12 one day after he notarized the marriage contract for Madeleine and Jean Pouliot. Marie-Louise was the widow of Antoine Pouliot, the brother of Jean, who she had married on January 30, 1696, also at Saint-Laurent. Antoine died without children, but Marie-Louise and second husband Nicolas Audet had nine children, two boys and seven girls, all born at Saint-Laurent.


The Province of Quebec was founded in 1763 after the Treaty of Paris transferred the colony of Canada from France to Britain.

Mathurin Chabot was born about 1637 in France. His parents were Jean Chabot and Jeanne Rode.

He was in Quebec by May 10, 1658 and married Marie Mesange on November 17, 1661.

Their children included:

Michel Chabot married Angélique Laplante.
Joseph Chabot married Françoise Pouliot.
Pierre Chabot married Symphorose Tapakoe.
Jean Chabot married Éleonore Énaud.
Marie Chabot married Charles Pouliot dit Laclergerie.
François Chabot married Marguerite Noël.
Marie-Louise Chabot married Antoine Pouliot and Nicolas Audet
Marguerite Chabot married André Pouliot.

Mathurin Chabot died on June 12, 1696.


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