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Toussaint Dubois

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death: Died
Cause of death: drowned while crossing the Little Wabash River in IL
Immediate Family:

Son of Claude Charles Quintin dit Dubois and Cécile Couvret
Husband of Anne-Jeannette Bonneau and Jeanne Baird
Father of Suzanne Dubois; Charles Dubois; François Dubois; Henry Dubois; Thomas Baird Dubois and 2 others

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About Toussaint Dubois

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Toussaint Dubois (b. ca. 1764 - d. May 10, 1816) was a Montreal born Frenchman and American soldier who joined with Lafayette to fight for American independence in the American Revolutionary War.


Biography


Toussaint DuBois was born circa 1764 to Claude Charles and Cecile (Couvret) Quintin dit DuBois in Montreal. DuBois fought alongside Lafayette in 1777. After the war ended, he settled near Vincennes, Indiana, becoming a fur trader. He married twice: first to Anne Jeannette Boneau, by whom he had four sons and a daughter. Jeannette Bonneau was born in 1770 in Vincennes, Indiana, and died in 1800. Their four children were: Suzanne (born 1789), Charles (born 1795), Francois (b. 1794) and Henry (b. 1792). They were married on October 6, 1788, in Indiana. After the early death of Jeannette, Toussaint DuBois married Jane Baird in 1805. Jane Baird was born in 1781 in Pennsylvania. The three sons born to Jane Baird Dubois and Toussaint Dubois were: Thomas Baird (b. 1806 in Illinois), Jesse Kilgore (b. 1811 in Illinois) and James (born circa 1810 in Illinois).


As a captain, DuBois commanded the Company of Spies and Guides of the Indiana militia at the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe. He also served as a Major in the War of 1812, commanding the Kentucky Mounted Spies.


DuBois drowned in 1816 while crossing the Little Wabash River in Illinois, when he was returning from business in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in Vincennes.


Toussaint Dubois's residence in Lawrenceville, Illinois, served as the seat of government after the formation of Lawrence County, Illinois in 1821.


Place names


Several places were named in Dubois's honor:

Dubois County, Indiana
Dubois, Illinois
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Toussaint Dubois's Timeline

1753
1753
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1788
October 6, 1788
Age 35
Indiana, United States
1789
1789
Age 36
1792
1792
Age 39
1794
1794
Age 41
1795
1795
Age 42
1805
1805
Age 52
1806
1806
Age 53
IL, USA
1810
1810
Age 57
1811
1811
Age 58