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Joseph-Abraham Joseph Ouellet

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Ste-Famille, Ile-d'Orléans, Montmorency Co, Quebec, Canada
Death: July 29, 1740 (73)
Ste-Famille, Ile-d'Orléans, Montmorency Co, Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of René Ouellette and Marie-Anne Rivet
Husband of Françoise Lizotte and Reine-Thérèse Meneux dite Chateauneuf
Father of Marie-Françoise Ouellet; Marie-Anne Ouellet; Marie-Catherine Ouellet; Joseph Ouellette; Marie-Madeleine Ouellet and 10 others
Brother of Mathurin-René Ouellet; Grégoire Ouellet and Alexis Ouellet
Half brother of Marie-Thérèse Therese Ouellet; Marie-Françoise Ouellet; Sébastien Ouellet; Marie-Anne Ouellet; Marguerite-Angélique Ouellet and 2 others

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About Joseph Abraham Ouellet

        In 1690, the New England colonists were constantly harassed by French soldiers and their Indian allies.  To end this threat, on the 20th of August, 1690, a fleet of 32 ships with 2000 soldiers under William Phipps left Boston for Quebec.  Their goal was to destroy Montreal.  Colonists in the Saint Lawrence Valley learned of this attack on 5 October.
         The local clergyman in River Ouelle, Father Pierre de Francheville, was “as good a hunter as a catholic” and enjoyed the respect of all of the local parishioners.  He reasoned that Phipps’ fleet would need to replenish their stores of food and water, and that the River Ouelle was the ideal place for this to happen.  He turned out to be right when a number of English ships anchored in the bay and 6 large boats with 150 men entered the river mouth.  Waiting for them were 30-some men armed with their hunting rifles from River Ouelle who were hiding among the bushes at the riverside.  Father de Francheville gave the order to fire, and a number of the British were killed.  The landing party panicked and returned to the ships in disarray.  A Canadian parish book from the 17th Century by the catholic bishop Casagrain reports this encounter with a list of parishioners who participated in the battle.  Among them are René Houallet and four of his sons: Abraham, Mathurin-René, Gregoire, and Joseph.

Father of twelve children with Reine Meneux

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Joseph Abraham Ouellet's Timeline

April 14, 1667
Ste-Famille, Ile-d'Orléans, Montmorency Co, Quebec, Canada
April 18, 1667
Ste-Famille (L'le-d'Orléans), Quebec, Canada
August 11, 1692
Age 25
Rivière-Ouelle, Kamouraska Co., Québec, Canada
January 17, 1694
Age 26
Riviere Ouelle, Kamouraska, Quebec
August 22, 1696
Age 29
Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada
October 4, 1696
Age 29
Rivière-Ouelle, QC, Canada
January 24, 1698
Age 30
Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec, Canada