My 8th g-Grandfather, Rene Dumas, was born before 1651 in France to Claude Dumas and Francoise Leger. Rene Dumas arrived in New France, as a soldier of The Carignan Regiment to protect the interests of France in the New World. When the unit was disbanded, approximately 400 of the 1200 man Regiment remained in New France, of which Rene Dumas was one.
While stationed at Fort St Louis, present day Chambly Quebec, Rene married Marie Le Long on October 12 1671 and nine children were born of this marriage. After the death of his first wife, Rene married Jeanne Gilles in Montreal on June 1 1689 and no children were born of this marriage. Both of Rene's wives were "Kings Daughters or Filles du Roi"
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