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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Joseph and Mary - Laurain and Laura Progenitors of Wayne Co., Michigan

This is from the Lorrain plot at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan, near Bernadine Laurain's grave, my 2nd cousin 2x removed.  Photo courtesy of  Stoneseeker23 at

The memorial says:
Joseph Lorrain (1757-1805) married Mary Louisa Dagenais, came to Wayne County, Michigan from Montreal, Canada in 1783. Purchased 140 acres on the River Rouge near what is now General George Patton Park.  
 Joseph and Mary Lorrain are the progenitors of the Laurain and Laura families of Wayne County, Michigan who gathered at Michigan Memorial Park on April 18, 1956. 199 years after the birth of Joseph Lorrain to commemorate his memory and receive this Memorial in his behalf.
Courtesy of Google Maps.  You can see Holy Cross Cemetery (that is where my grandfather Mamerto is buried)  River Rouge is where Joseph and Mary Louisa Lorrain settled, and had land all the way up to near General Patton Park.

Joseph Lorrain's wife was actually named Louise-Marie-Thérèse Dagenais.  Mary Louisa is her Anglicized name. They are my 5th great-grandparents.

This is my connection to them down to my grandmother Lenore Evelyn Barron:
5th Great Grandparents
Louise-Marie-Thérèse Dagenais was born circa 1762.  She married Joseph Lorrain November 22, 1779 in Saint-Martin Île-Jésus, Québec. Joseph Lorrain was born December 30, 1757 in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Québec and died January 12, 1805 in Detroit, Michigan.
They had:
Amable Lorrain (October 10, 1797)

4th Great Grandparents
Amable Lorrain was born October 10, 1797 in Détroit, Michigan.  He married Archange Larabel January 19, 1818 in Détroit, Michigan. Archange Larabel was born May 28, 1798. Amable Lorrain died January 11, 1847 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.
They had:
Jean-Baptiste Lorrain (August 3, 1820)

3rd Great Grandparents
Jean-Baptiste Lorrain (name changed to John Baptist Laurain) was born August 3, 1820 in Détroit, Michigan.  He married Euphrosine "Fresen" Leduc.  Jean-Baptiste Lorrain died circa 1887.
They had:
Francis Xavier Laurain (November 2, 1847)

2nd Great Grandparents
Francis Xavier Laurain was born November 2, 1847.  He married Sarah Roe.  Sarah Roe was born October 27, 1859 in Newport, Monroe, Michigan, USA and died July 13, 1935 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. Francis Xavier Laurain died October 4, 1914.
They had:
Susan Laurain (January 25, 1885)

Great Grandparents
Susan Laurain was born January 25, 1885 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA.  She married Harvey Joseph Barron.  Harvey Joseph Barron was born July 17, 1887 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and died August 1973 in Frenchtown, Monroe County, Michigan, USA.  Susan Laurain died January 27, 1967 in Estral Beach, Michigan, USA.
They had:
Lenore Evelyn Barron (January 8, 1923)

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