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Barthélémy Joliette

  • Birth 9 Sep 1789 Montmagny, Chaudiere-Appalaches Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 21 Jun 1850 Joliette, Lanaudiere Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Joliette, Lanaudiere Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 10568934

Canadian Statesman. A native of Montmagny (Québec), he studied at the school of the village of L’Assomption, then trained to be a public notary with his uncle. He received his commission of notary in 1810 and worked in L’Assomption from 1810 up to 1824. Beginning in 1822, he became the manager of the seigniory of Lavaltrie. He stimulated the forestry development and created the village of L’Industrie, nowadays a city renamed Joliette to honour his memory. As a aontractor and a businessman, he invested in particular in the sector of the railroads. After two unsuccesful attempts in 1814 and 1816, he was elected representative for the district of Leinster in April 1820. He did not represent himself in July 1820. Ten years later, he was elected member of parliament for the district of L’Assomption. On June 15, 1832, he resigned, in consequence of his nomination to the Legislative Council, on January 8, 1832. He served on that body until the suspension of the constitution, on March 27, 1838. He was a member of the Special Council from April 2, 1838 until the dissolution of this council, in June, and again from November 2, 1838 until the proclamation of the Union Act, on February 10, 1841. He was called again to the Legislative Council, on June 9, 1841. He had taken part in the War of 1812 as a captain in the militia and had been promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1827. He died in function in Joliette, the city he was the founder. At first, his remains were buried in the parish church prior to be transfered to the Saint-Charles-Borromée cemetery.

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  • Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
  • Added: 6 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10568934
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barthélémy Joliette (9 Sep 1789–21 Jun 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10568934, citing Saint-Charles-Borromée Cemetery, Joliette, Lanaudiere Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .