A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Jean Baptiste MACCHABÉE
There exists a contract, dated 28 September 1782 for the employment of François Maccabé by Angus MacIntosh. He is "bout de bateau" and wintering. Yannick Machabee (firstname.lastname@example.org) suggests that since he made his mark and was said not to be able to sign, this employee is obviously not Pierre-François but probably either this Jean-Baptiste or his younger brother Lambert, who would have been, respectively, 23 and 19 years old. Yannick suggests that Lambert is the most logical choice, since he must have been known by the Menominees quite a while before he married Josette, the daughter of Chief Vieux Claude. However he also allows for the possibility that it could reasonably have been Jean Baptiste, who did not marry until 1786, later went to Detroit in the 1790s where he married again in 1794, and died in 1821.
Present at his baptism were his father, his mother, his aunt Marie-Josèphe Simon dit Leonard, Baptiste Archambaut and the priest Beauzele.
He died outside of Québec.
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