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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Baptiste Cadot (1761-1818)

Fur trader.

Born at Sault Ste. Marie, on 25 October 1761, elder son of Jean Baptiste Cadot and his wife Anastasia, a Nipissing woman. He married and had four children. He was educated in Lower Canada and was fluent in French and English. He entered the service of the North West Company, and served as a senior clerk in the Fond du Lac department 1798-99. In 1801 he was admitted as a partner in the Company. In 1813 he was appointed interpreter in the Indian Department of Upper Canada.

Cadot died in 1818.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 28 July 2008

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