His spouse Pelagie Cloutier died in 1811. His son Michel married in 1820 and has Joseph - his father alive on that date. I guess one way to further try to find his time line is to see if he attended any of his chidren's birth of their children. Two dates of death are listed on some of the Family Trees, but in reading the death records I don't actually see a connection to our Joseph Marie Fortier. I was hoping that a person like yourself may have found him in their research. Your feedback is much appreciated.