1652 - 1707 (55 years)
||Jean Vincent D'ABBADIE |
||baron de Saint Castin |
||Escout, conton d’Oloron, Bearn, France
|Also Known As
||French officer and Abenaki chief |
||Pau, Bearn, France
- French military officer serving in Canada, and an Abenaki chief.
Jean-Vincent was the youngest of three children in this noble family. Little is known of his early years other than he lost his mother in infancy and his father before his teens. He left for Canada at the age of thirteen as an ensign in the army; a suitable pursuit for the younger son of a noble.
He was likely part of Alexandre de Prouville's brutal campaign against the Iroqois in 1666 although his name does not appear in surviving records until 1670 when he was part of the repossession of Acadia by the French. It was in the Penobscot River area that he gained his knowledge of the Penobscot and was eventually adopted into a local tribe.
In 1674 he made his way to New France after a harrowing experience there with Dutch pirates allied with the Bostonians. Governor Frontenac gave Saint-Castin the task of allying the Abenaki with the French. He took this role seriously and, while he became the third Baron de Saint-Castin on the death of his elder brother that year, he appears to have devoted his time to becoming an Abenaki.
Subject of poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Baron of St. Castine," first published in his 1863 collection, Tales of a Wayside Inn. See http://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=2076.
||27 Feb 2015 |
||Jean-Jacques D'ABBADIE, baron de St-Castin, b. 1 Nov 1620, Escout (Béearn), France , d. Bef 16 Feb 1666, Arette (Béarn), France (Age < 45 years) |
||Isabeau DE BÉARN-BONASSE, b. 1630, d. 17 Nov 1652, Arsette-la-Pierre, St. Martin, France (Age 22 years) |
||4 Feb 1649
||Arsette-la-Pierre, St. Martin, France
- contrat ----- 4 févr 1649, Arette
(tém: du côté du futur: Noble Jean de Bidou chanoine et vicaire général d'Oleron oncle; du côté de la future: Dlle Madeleine de Làas autrement de Bonasse nièce, Nobles Tristan de Béarn curé d'Arette & Auger de Béarn oncles paternals, Messire Charles de Lateulade lt pour le roi au gouvernement de Navarreux, Messire Jean-Jacques de Béarn & Noble Gilles de Làas major en la garnison de Navarreux)
[Contract ----- 4 Feb 1649, Arette
(witness: [neighbor of the future?]: Noble Jean de Bidou, canon and vicar general of Oleron, uncle; [neighbor of future?]: Demoiselle Madeleine de Làas otherwise of Bonasse, niece, Noble Tristan de Béarn parson of Arette & Auger de Béarn, paternal uncles, Lord Charles de Lateulade lieutenant for the king with the government of Navarreux, Lord Jean-Jacques de Béarn & Noble Gilles de Làas, major in the garrison of Navarreux)]
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||Marie-Mathilde PIDIANSKE, b. 1652, Acadie, Nova Scotia , d. 1720, Acadie, Nova Scotia (Age 68 years) |
||Riviere St. Jean, Acadie, Nova Scotia
- reaffirmed by Catholic rite in 1684
| ||1. Joseph D'ABBADIE, d. Aft 2 Mar 1751|
|+||2. Anastasie D'ABBADIE|
| ||3. Unknown D'ABBADIE|
| ||4. Unknown D'ABBADIE|
| ||5. Barenos D'ABBADIE, d. 25 Aug 1746|
| ||6. Clair D'ABBADIE, b. Abt 1671, d. 27 Dec 1744, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia (Age ~ 73 years)|
| ||7. Bernard D'ABBADIE, b. Abt 1688, d. 24 Nov 1704, en route to France (Age ~ 16 years)|
|+||8. Bernard-Anselme D'ABBADIE, Baron de St-Castin, b. Abt 1689, Pentagouet, Acadie , d. Autumn 1720, Béarn, France (Age ~ 31 years)|
| ||9. Jean-Pierre D'ABBADIE, b. Abt 1692, d. 17 Dec 1702, Seminaire de Quebec, Quebec, Canada (Age ~ 10 years)|
|+||10. Ursuline Marie D'ABBADIE, de Saint Castin, b. Abt 1696, Pentagoet, Acadie , d. 18 Jan 1768, Hôpital de St-Pol-de-Léon, Brittany, France (Age ~ 72 years)|
||18 Feb 2016 |
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