Joseph Claude De Niverville Boucher

Male 1715 - 1804  (88 years)


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  • Name Joseph Claude De Niverville Boucher 
    Born 22 Sep 1715  Chambly, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Aug 1804  Trois Rivieres, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15107  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Jean Baptiste Boucher,   b. 6 Dec 1673, Boucherville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1748, Boucherville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marie Therese Marguerite Hertel,   b. 17 Oct 1690, Trois Rivieres, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1710  Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Reprinted from John Wilson and Son book, "Joseph Boucher de Niverville, 1715-1804" published in1902: In 1747 the French and Indians attacked Township Number Four, now Charlestown, New Hampshire, at which tinie the fort at that place was defended by Captain Phinehas Stevens. The force was led by Joseph Boucher de Niverville, the son of Jean Baptiste Boucher de Niverville, was born Sept. 22, 1715. On the first of April, 1742, at Versailles, the King prescribed that the Chevalier de Niverville be given the first commission as Ensign that might become vacant ; and on the first of May, 1743, the King appointed him "Enseigne en second." In March, 1746, he started from Montreal and went towards Boston, returning to Canada in May with two prisoners. On April fourth, 1747, occurred the attack against Charlestown, NH, which lasted three days. On 15 February, 1748, he was appointed by the King " Enseigne en pied." In 1748 he was again on the warpath, near Lake Champlain in April, and at Fort Massachusetts in August ; and on 17 March, 1756, he was appointed Lieutenant by the King. In the spring of 1757 he approached Fort Cumberland on the Ohio, proceeded towards Virginia, and took some prisoners ; in August he was present at the taking of Fort William Henry by Montcalm ; and on 5 October, at Three Rivers, he was married to Josette Chatelin.
      In 1759, he commanded Canadians and Indians at Sillery, near Quebec. In 1762 or 1763 he was made Cheyalier de Saint Louis, and his cross of Saint Louis, which he left to the church of Three Rivers, may still be seen there suspended to the ostensoir. In October, 1775, he assisted Jean Baptiste Bouchette in the difficult task of safely conveying Governor-General Carleton from Montreal, then occupied by the Americans, to Quebec. Until about 1796, he remained superintendent of the Indian settlements at Becancour and St. Francois-du-Lac. He died at Three Rivers, where he was buried 31 August, 1804.
      Three years ago Mr. Suite had the kindness to inform us that the man who commanded the French and Indians in their attack on Wells in the summer of 1693, and whose identity had been obscured by American historians under varions misspellings of his titular appellation, was Pierre Boucher de la Broquerie. It now appears from Mr. Sulte's present letter, that the leader of the attack on Number Four (Charlestown) was not only of the same family as the commander at Wells, but was the nephew of the latter. Thus, for a second time, we are indebted for valuable information to Mr. Suite.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 21 September 2017, 21:15), entry for Jean Baptiste Boucher Deniverville(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:L44P-YXZ); contributed by various users. PersonID L44P-YXZ.
      Jean Baptiste Boucher Deniverville