Joseph Drouillard, Kil't a bar at 10 (c.1795 - 1895)

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About Joseph Drouillard, Kil't a bar at 10

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Joseph Drouillard (Nephew of Simon. Son of Pierre)1796 - 1895

A noted judge and a Captain with Elias Langham's Company in the War of 1812

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Joseph Drouillard, at the time of his death was the most aged citizen of the city of Gallipolis, On March 10th, 1895, precisely recorded at twenty minutes past 2 o’clock, Joseph passed into eternal and blissful rest in the 99th year of his age.

Joseph Drouillard was born in Wellsville, Brooke Co., Virginia on September. 1, 1796. His father was a Frenchman and his mother a Kentuckian. His father Pierre Drouillard was a merchant trader by occupation, and was the father of three children older than Joseph, viz. Drusilla, Hannah and Simon. The family moved to Millersport, when he was about four years old and settled on a farm. Millersport was then a part of Gallia county; now it is in Lawrence county. Here Mr. Drouillard remained and farmed with his father. His life on the farm before entering the army was uneventful, much the same as other farm boys of his time. There were many wild animals in the forest back of Millersport at that time and he remembered with pride, of killing a bear when he was only ten years old. He naturally learned to love to hunt and fish, which became his pastime in after years, when freeing himself from business cares.


When the war of 1812 broke out, he volunteered at Gallipolis at the age of 19 years under General Edward Tupper, commanding Ohio State troops. The following fall he transferred to the regular service as a Fife Major of the Regiment, and was in many skirmishes and some battles, but escaped unharmed. He was in the battle of Mississiniwa on the Wasbash where the Indians won the day. He served in the army till the close of the war, and was at the time of his death, one of three or four male survivors of that war, drawing pensions, he drawing $8 per month for his services.

After the war and when exactly 24 years old he was married to Sarah Bowen, an estimable lady of Marietta. He lived in Gallipolis after the war and brought his bride here. They became the parents of nine children, one dying in infancy. He had been engaged in writing in the clerks office before marriage and continued in that office until 1832 when he was elected to the office and served in that capacity and as Treasurer and Auditor of the county continuously almost until the war broke out when he was made Postmaster, serving in that capacity for six years. He was also clerk of the State Supreme Court over 20 years. At one period in his early life he was a merchant, doing business on the corner of Court and Second Streets.

He belonged to that age when in his prime time in which Daniel Boone and his companions were yet familiar figures.


      
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Joseph Drouillard, Kil't a bar at 10's Timeline

1795
1795
VA
1800
1800
Age 5
1827
1827
Age 32
1832
1832
Age 37
1836
1836
Age 41
1838
1838
Age 43
Gallipolis, Ohio
1840
1840
Age 45
1850
1850
Age 55
Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH - listed as Joseph, Clerk.
1860
1860
Age 65
Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH - listed as Joseph, 63.
1895
1895
Age 100