Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière

Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière, also spelled as Lagimodière, Lagimonière and Lajimodière, fur trader (b at Trois-Rivières, Qué 26 Dec 1778; d at St-Boniface, Man 7 Sept 1855). Going west as a hunter and trapper about 1800, he returned to Québec in 1806, where he married Marie-Anne Gaboury.

Lagemodière, Jean-Baptiste

Jean-Baptiste Lagemodière, also spelled as Lagimodière, Lagimonière and Lajimodière, fur trader (b at Trois-Rivières, Qué 26 Dec 1778; d at St-Boniface, Man 7 Sept 1855). Going west as a hunter and trapper about 1800, he returned to Québec in 1806, where he married Marie-Anne Gaboury. Taking her west, he was a free trapper near the RED RIVER COLONY and later near Fort Edmonton.

In 1815, during the troubles at the Red River settlement, he was given despatches to take to Montréal for the Hudson's Bay Co, informing Lord SELKIRK of the dangerous situation in the West. He made the arduous 3000 km journey in 5 months, but on his return was captured near Fort William and held prisoner by the North West Co for 56 days. Upon his release and return to Red River, he was given a land grant across the river from Fort Garry.