Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Dominique Ducharme


Ducharme, Dominique (1765-1853), soldier, was born at Lachine, Quebec, on May 15, 1765, the son of Jean Marie Ducharme and Marie Roy-Portelance. He was educated at the College of Montreal; and his early days were spent in the fur-trade. About the year 1800 he was appointed captain of the Indian militia in the Lake of Two Mountains district; and in the War of 1812 he greatly distinguished himself at the head of his Indians. He and his Caughnawagas deserve the credit for the defeat and capture of the American force at Beaver Dam in 1813; and later in the same year he was mentioned in despatches at the battle of Châteauguay. At the end of the war, he was appointed Indian agent and interpreter at the lake of Two Mountains, and he occupied this position until his death at the lake of Two Mountains on August 3, 1853. He married on June 26, 1810, Agathe Chamilly de Lorimier; and by her he had several children, of whom five daughters survived him.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 240-241.


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