Navarre, Francis, 1763-1826

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Farmer, judge of Wayne County, Mich., army officer, Lt. Col. of the River Raisin Militia, he left Detroit to found Frenchtown, later Monroe, Mich., in 1780. He married and had 12 children. For further information see the History of Monroe County, Mich. by Bulkley and the Francis Navarre Genealogy in the Pageant of Historic Monroe by Hanley.

From the description of Papers, 1792-1899. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 37571823

Born in Detroit, Mich in 1763; bought from Indians the site of what became River Raisin, 1780; settled there with two brothers in 1783 or 1786; was one of the first grand jurors in Frenchtown (now Monroe), Sept. 2, 1805; colonel in the war of 1812, when 36 Navarres fought in his regiment; hew as in high esteem with all general; died in River Raisin, Sept. 1, 1826. (from Wing's history of Monroe, p. 93,138 ; Navarre descendants, p. 16) (blue index cards)

From the description of Francis Navarre papers, 1780-1834 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 401714049

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Richard, Gabriel, 1767-1832. Collection, 1792-1881. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Navarre, Francis, 1763 Oct. 12-1826 Sept. 1. Papers, 1792-1899. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Navarre, Francis, 1763-1826. Francis Navarre papers, 1780-1834 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Navarre family. Navarre family papers, 1791-1858. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fort Wayne, Indiana records, 1794-1825 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
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associatedWith Audrain, Peter, 1725-1820. person
associatedWith Hamtrack, John Francis, 1756-1803. person
associatedWith Macomb, Alexander, 1748-1831. person
associatedWith Navarre family. family
associatedWith Richard, Gabriel, 1767-1832. person
associatedWith St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818. person
associatedWith Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Monroe (Mich.)
River Raisin, Battle of the, Monroe, Mich., 1813


Birth 1763-10-12

Death 1826



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