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Stumped in New Mexico : 1739 Mallet Expedition, French voyageur Alari? David?
Posted by: Sally Blach (ID *****7088) Date: October 28, 2012 at 16:21:33
  of 1746

Perhaps one of you Alarie / David family researchers out there has a "story" or saw a posting that can assist in this mystery!

Is he Jean Baptiste Alarie? or Jean Baptiste David?

My daughter-in-law is an Alarid from the Juan Bautista de Alarie-Alarid family tree here in New Mexico.

Coming from a LONG line of French-Canadiens myself (Chapdelaine & Mousseau)I was intrigued to learn of her French heritage. However I cannot confirm nor connect her Alarie-Alarid's true French parentage.

There is an Yvon Alary and Marie Odon marriage found online as a possibility - but no concrete evidence and I cannot embrace this as reliable.

There is an Yvon Grolet / Gurule and Maria Odon who have a son Santiago who died 1712 New Mexico [found through LDS], but obviously Santiago's death date is BEFORE the Mallet Expedition's arrival in 1739, so I don't think these parents fit in this tree and have ruled them out.

"Juan Bautista De Alarie" is the French gentleman who stayed behind in Santa Fe from this 1739 Mallet Expedition. Mallet Expedition research shows he is referred to as "Petit Jean" or "Jean David" a European (from France?).

So, who is this guy? And where did he come? Does he fit in your tree?

Please respond if you have something.
Many blessing!

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