Francois Fafard was shown in 1666 Census in Trois Rivieres, QC and in 1681 Census in Quebec, QC with his parents.
“Francois dit Lapavane or Delorme (1660-1734), first marriage in 1683 to Madeleine Jobin, second marriage in 1713 to Barbe Loisel. This coureur-des-bois and trader followed his brother Jean to Detroit.”
Thomas J. Laforest, Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VII, Page 88
Francois Faford Delorme was one of the first settlers of Detroit with land grant given in 1707. He followed his brother Jean there.
28 Francois Fafard de Lorme, March 10, 1707, for 4 livres and 10 sols rent, and 10 livres for other rights.
From his first marriage to Marie-Madeleine Jobin, he had 10 children.
Francois Fafard dit Delorme was hired to be an interpreter with the First Nations people, and was a founder of Detroit with Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac.
On 18 May 2002 the plaque honoring the first 51 French-Canadian voyageurs who accompanied Antoine Lamothe-Cadillac to Detroit on 24 July 1701 was dedicated. You can find the plaque next to the Cadillac statue and state historical marker in Hart Plaza, Detroit. To our knowledge, this is the only historical plaque in the state of Michigan erected by a genealogical society
After his first wife died, Francois Fafard remarried. On Dec 30, 1713, he married Barbe Loisel, her third husband. They married in Sainte-Anne de Detroit, MI. Francois Fafard died 10 years later, on Jan 28, 1734. He was 80 years old.
Barbe Loiselle survived him by another 9 years, she died Dec 24, 1742 in Quebec, QC.