Re: Jean Baptiste dit Graveline Baudreau II: What he did to warrant such a tortuous death at the wheel. Jean Baptiste Baudreau II was the illegitimate half-breed son of Native American Indian Suzanne. His father married Suzanne well after-the-fact in an attempt to legitimize him. The son couldn't be blamed for the circumstances of his birth, however, after he married (at age 17) 19 year old Marie Catherine Viconneau, three children quickly followed, about a year apart. There was almost 5years before their 4th child was born. What he was dong in between was having an illicit liaison with Marie Henriette Huet, by whom he had two illegitimate children:
1. Julie Baptiste Huet b. Dec 1743 m. Jacques Milon on 21 Dec 1761 - 8 children
2. Pierre Baptiste Huet b. Mar 1745 d. 14 Jan 1836 m. Marguerite "Jacob" Hamon in 1778 - 8 children.
He infuriated French authorities, who imprisoned him on kidnapping charges after he ran off to Havana with Marie Henriette.
Apparently, the French authorities kept up their vendetta against Bandreau, charging him for various crimes, illegal salvaging, mutiny by the soldiers at the prison and killing the the commandant. Goveror Kerlerec had him court martialed and he was sentenced to death.