Jean-Baptiste Couture

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Jean-Baptiste Couture

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Ecorse, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Death: January 22, 1813 (48)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States (killed in the War of 1812, battle of Battle of the River Raisin )
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean-Baptiste Couture and Catherine Campau
Husband of Catherine Lenfant
Father of Jean-Baptiste Couture, Jr; Medard Couture; Monique Couture and Dominic Couture
Brother of Marie-Angelique Couture; Louis Couture and Claude Couture

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About Jean-Baptiste Couture

Captain Jean-Baptiste Couture’s home was used as shelter for U.S. troops during the Battle of the River Raisin on January 22, 1813. When the right wing gave way, he and his son, Medard, rushed out to assist them, but were driven across the river. Captain Couture was killed near the home of Joseph Robert, and his son carried the body back to their property to hide it from the Indians.

Medard Couture stayed to help the American wounded and was nearly killed himself on January 23, but Waugon, an Ottawa who knew the family, saved him by throwing a blanket over him and proclaiming to his warriors, “Take care of him… His father lies dead in the yard, and I am now his father.”

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Jean-Baptiste Couture's Timeline

January 31, 1764
Ecorse, Wayne, Michigan, United States
February 5, 1787
Age 23
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
July 24, 1791
Age 27
St. Antoine, River Raisin, Michigan
May 3, 1795
Age 31
St. Antoine, River Raisin, Michigan, United States
March 4, 1802
Age 38
January 22, 1813
Age 48
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States