François Vallé

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François Vallé (1716–1783) son of Charles Vallée and Geneviève Marcou, was a French Canadian who immigrated to Upper Louisiana of Beauport QC sometime in the early 1740s. Beginning as a laborer of no means, he engaged in agriculture, lead mining, and trade with Indians and became the richest man in Upper Louisiana.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ekberg, Carl J. (2002). François Vallé and his world: Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 0-8262-1418-5.