During my early days of researching Allard family history I was stymied by Jacques Allard. The records of Quebec showed him born in 1746, and my fellow Canadian researchers thought he died at the age of 15, as he disappeared from the Canadian records after the fall of Quebec in 1760. However my research in Detroit showed him married at Ste. Anne on Feb. 7, 1780 and dying in Detroit in 1814. The records of both Quebec and Detroit are filled with census and other records from that time with no trace of him—where was Jacques between 1760 and 1780?? Finally an obscure note found in the bowels of the Burton Library listed him at Fort Pontchartrain with occupation listed as Voyageur! This morsel of information led me to what may be the most exciting adventure in The Allard Series.