JOSEPH PIERRE BARBARY (BARBER) dit GRANDMAISON
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FATHER: Pierre Barbary
MOTHER: Marguerite Beloy
MARRIED: Marie Lebrun
c1 Pierre Barbary dit Grandmaison
s Francoise Durie
c1 Jean Baptiste Barbary dit Grandmaoson 1728-1764
s Therease Parent 1724-1764
c1 Pierre Barbary 1729-1826
s Marie Louise Morin
c1 Eustache Barbary (Barber) 1861-1900
s Isabella Headrick 1865-
HISTORY OF OUR FAMILIES
Pierre Barbary, also called "Barbarin dit Grandmaison", was born cicra 1650 in the parish of La
Pecaudiere, in Thiviers, in the Nontron area in the ancient province of Perigord which is today
located in the Department of Dordogne Pierre Barbary was the son of Pierre Barbary and
Pierre Barbary dit Grandmaison was a soldier in the company of Contrecoeur in the Carignan-
Salieres regiment, when he arrived in New France August 18, 1665 on board the ship "Golden Eagle".
At first, he aided in the construction of forts along the Richelieu River which, at that time, was
called the Iroquois River but in the following autumn he took part in a mission (as a punishment)
against the Five Nations which was led by M. de Tracy. He found himself on land at Cote Saint-
Sulpice which, at that point, was opening for colonization. Later the area became known as
Cote de Lachine.
Less than 3 years later, Pierre Barbary dit Grandmaison entered into a marriage contract in front of
the notary Basset with Marie Lebrun. originally from Saint-Jacques de Dieppe in Rouen, Normandy.
She was the daughter of Jacques Lebrun and Marie Michel. He married her, on the same day, at
Ville Marie in Montreal (February 24, 1668). Ten children were born to them during the following
20 years. On the morning after a stormy night something hit them full force.
In the Spring of 1687 the King sent 12 companies of marines in a fleet of 6 vessels to New France as
Govenor Denonville was worried about guerilla warfare on the part of the Iroquois against the colony.
On June 13, 1687, a large part of the colony left Montreal in the direction of the Five Nations Iroquois.
Denonville and his 1200 soldiers 30 Iroquois and some 90 women and children with great force.
Certain of the prisoners were sent to France to serve the French King. Denonvill's troops destroyed
everything in their path, destroying their possessions and leaving them with little more than their
lives. The victory was complete and the survivors were decimated by the famine that followed.
The Iroquois came to Ile de Montreal at the head of Lachine. They spent a stormy night dispersing
and moving into position for a massive attack. At dawn they massacred more than 200 people -- men,
women and children, and tortured and imprisoned more than 100 more.
Terror spread through the colony. Denonville was recalled to France by the King who replaced him
by Louis de Baude, best known as Frontenac. This was his second voyage to America. The man
of 67 years was the only man capable of making peace between the English and Iroquois. He
undertook, upon arrival, to build fortifications at Montreal, Trois Tivieres and Quebec.
Pierre Barbary, his wife, Marie Lebrun, and a large part of their children did not survive.
Pierre Richon writes: "During the twenty years this couple was married ten children were born.
Only three survived to adulthood --- the others died young, killed or burnet with their parents by
the Iroquois during the famous massacre at Lachine on August 5, 1689".
Thanks to all the Barbary dit Grandmaison family.
Thank you to Andre Carriere and Damasse Toupin for their precious writings regarding this family.