The Rocheleaus — Pioneers of New France

Part Three — The Meloche family, Pontiac’s Rebellion and beyond

“The Rocheleaus” is told in three parts:

Detail from a 1796 map of Detroit ribbon farms, showing lot along Parent’s Creek owned by Jean Baptiste Meloche, son of Pierre Meloche and brother of Francois Rochereau’s wife, Marie-Josephe. (Source: Detroit Historical Society)
No authentic images of Pontiac are known to exist. This interpretation was painted by John Mix Stanley. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Battle of Bloody Run, by Gary Zaboly, 2006.
Grave of Lewis Cass, Elmwood Cemetery (Photo: Mike Mills)
Grave of Jacques Rocheleau, St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetry, Windsor, Ontario.

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