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David LaVoy

Male 1821 - 1852  (31 years)


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  • Name David LaVoy 
    Born 7 Jul 1821  Maumee River, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1852  Erie Township, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00046  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Francois LaVoy, II,   b. 30 Oct 1776, St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1852, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Marie ("White Feather") Gouin,   b. 8 Feb 1790, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1852, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1808  Detroit, MI (St. Anne Church) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Monique Duval(?) 
    Children 
     1. Victoria LaVoy,   b. 1850
    +2. Ely LaVoy, farmer,   b. Abt 1851,   d. 22 Mar 1886, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Family ID F0052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Deed from Marie Gouin LaVoy to David LaVoy
    Deed from Marie Gouin LaVoy to David LaVoy
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    Deed from Mary Gouin LaVoy to David LaVoy
    Deed from Mary Gouin LaVoy to David LaVoy
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    Deed from Mary Gouin LaVoy to David LaVoy
    Deed from Mary Gouin LaVoy to David LaVoy
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  • Notes 
    • David LaVoy was born 7 July 1821 at the Maumee River, probably in Ohio, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. He was baptized at Assumption Church, Windsor, Canada, 20 January 1822. He was raised in Monroe County, MI, in Erie Towsnship. He and his wife, Monique (nee Duval?) had two known children: Victoria, born in October, 1850, according to the 1850 Census, and Ely LaVoy, born before his father's death on 12 Septemer 1852, at the age of 31.

      David LaVoy died possessed of 120 acres of land according to the Monroe County Probate File 1049. The land was described as follows: NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 28 in T8S R8E containing 40 acres; SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 28, T8S R8E, containing 40 acres; and W 1/2 of E 1/4 of Section 19 T8S R8E, containing 40 acres.

      David's personal property was valued at $369.08 in Probate.

      The fate of David's child, Victoria, is unknown, She may have died as a child. David's only known descendants are through his son Ely.

      David's widow, Monique, remarried to Louis laPointe, who became guardian of her children. The 1860 Census entry for Louis LaPointe needs to be searched to determine whether Victoria survived to 1860 or beyond..
      Similarly a more thorough review of the Probate record for her father's estate may indicate whether she died before her majority.

      Monique and her second husband, Louis LaPointe resided in Erie Township, MI.


      The Descendants of David LaVoy

      VI. David LaVoy was the sixth child of Francois LaVoy and Marie Gouin.

      He was born 7 July 1821 at the Maumee River near the Michigan-Ohio border. He was baptized in Assumption Church, Sandwich, Canada, on 20 January 1822. He was raised in Monroe County, Erie Township, Michigan, where he married Monique (Duval?) He had two known children: Victoria and Ely LaVoy.

      David died, age 31, 12 September 1852, Erie Township, MI. He died possesed of 120 acres of land, according to Monroe County Probate File 1049 (NW of SE of Section 28 in T8S R8E containing 40 acres; SW of NW Section 28 T8S R8E containing 40 acres; and W of E of Section 19 T8S R8E containing 40 acres.) He had personal property valued at $389.08.

      His children became the wards of their step-father, Louis LaPointe, after their mother remarried. The couple resided in Erie Township with their children.

      VI-1: Victoria LaVoy, b. October, 1850 (1850 Census). Fate unknown.

      VI-2: Ely LaVoy was under the age of two at the time of his father's death. His presence is not recorded in the 1850 Census, only Victoria.

      Ely remained in Erie where he married Mary LaPointe on 21 January 1874 in St. Joseph's Church, Erie, MI.

      The 1880 Census indicates the couple had two children by this date: Austin (mistake for Ernestine), age 5 (b. 1874-75) and Wallace, age 3 (b. 1876-77).

      Ely died at the age of 35 on 22 March 1886, according to Monroe County Probate File 3569.

      The probate papers indicate that Wallace was deceased at this point and that four children survived: Ernestine, age 11; Aldena, age 6 years; Burdine, age 2 years; and Sarah M(ay) LaVoy. Ely LaVoy's estate was valued at $3,000. He was apparently aware that death was imminent since he signed and dated his Will on 5 March 1886 17 days before his death, making his half-brother, Daniel LaPointe his administrator in the presence of his first cousins, Samuel Duval and Francis C. LaVoy, Erie Justice of the Peace.

      Mary LaPointe LaVoy remarried to Samuel Leonard, founder of the Leonard Brothers Moving Company, still located on Fort Street in Detroit, as of this writing (1994).

      The 1900 Census records them as living at 364 Junction Ave, Detroit. (1900 Federal Census Detroit, Vol. 85, ED 165, sheet 8, line 53)

      Monroe County Probate Files 4582 and 4583 involve guardianship proceedings on the part of Mary for her daughters Sarah LaVoy of Detroit and Ernestine LaVoy of Erie. Both are dated 21 August 1893. Mary is referred to as Mary Leonard of Detroit.

      VI-2-1 Ernestine may have died as a young woman unmarried in Detroit, according to Mrs Charles Cadieux ne Ruth Lapointe, eldest daughter of Eva benore's first marriage to George LaPointe.

      VI-2-2 Wallace, died before 1886, in Erie Township, MI.

      VI-2-3 Aldena, b. 1880 (Probate Records). She also may have died young in Detroit.(Mrs. Cadieux) The 1900 Census records her as Aldunan LaVoy.

      VI-2-4: Berdine (Burdine) b. 1884 (Probate Papers) He married Eva Benore who had been previously married to George LaPointe.

      Berdine LaVoy and Eva Benore had five children, according to Loretta Cousino in Cousineau Sur La Baie. Robert, Wilson, Shirley, Barbara, and Marilyn.

      VI-2-4-1: Robert LaVoy who married Margarete Schmidt. Their child:

      VI-2-4-1-1: Patricia LaVoy

      VI-2-4-2: Wilson LaVoy who married Dorothy Kuhn. Their children:

      VI-2-4-2-1: Wilson LaVoy

      VI-2-4-2-2: Janet LaVoy

      VI-2-4-2-3: Margarete LaVoy

      VI-2-4-3: Shirley LaVoy who married Russel Blair. Their children:

      VI-2-4-3-1: Russel Blair

      VI-2-4-3-2: Richard Blair

      VI-2-4-3-3: Carol Blair

      VI-2-4-3-4: Suzanne Blair

      VI-2-4-3-5: Thomas Blair

      VI-2-4-4: Barbara LaVoy married Robert O'Rielly. Their children:

      VI-2-4-4-1: Robert O'Rielly, Jr.

      VI-2-4-4-2: Joann O'Rielly

      VI-2-4-5: Marilyn LaVoy

      VI-2-5: Sarah May LaVoy, b. 1885, died age 18 in Detroit (Mrs. Cadieux)