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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  AMYOT (AMIOT)

  (b. abt. 1625 France   d. abt. 1648 Canada )  

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Jean AMYOT (AMIOT) was born abt. 1625 in France

Jean AMYOT (AMIOT) was the child of Philippe AMYOT (AMIOT) dit VILLENEUVE   and   Anne CONVENT (COUVENT)

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1645.

Jean AMYOT (AMIOT) died abt. 1648 in Canada.
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AMIOT (Amyot), JEAN, interpreter and indentured employee of the Jesuits among the Hurons; son of Philippe Amiot and of Anne Convent, who came from the neighbourhood of Soissons around 1635, and brother of Mathieu and Charles Amiot, who were also associated with the Jesuit missionaries; b. probably in France about 1625; d. 1648.

Jean Amiot spent several years in the Huron country, and seems to have lived at Trois-Rivières from 1645 on. The Indians called him “Antaïok.” In 1647 he outran and captured an Iroquois who had taken part in the martyrdom of Father Isaac Jogues. He was a remarkable athlete; in a tournament at Quebec he beat all the young Indians who tried to race against him, either on foot or on snowshoes. On 23 May 1648, when he was about to get married, Jean Amiot was drowned off Trois-Rivières with a companion, François Marguerie. His body was carried down by the current and recovered on 10 June opposite the Saint-Joseph de Sillery mission, where the burial took place....Read MORE...


Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)

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