People of Detroit:
Robert Navarre was born in Detroit in 1739. His father, Robert Navarre, was originally from Villeroy, France, but came to Fort Ponchartrain du Detroit in 1730 (1739?) from Nova Scotia. His mother was Mary Lootman (Barios?). In Detroit, Navarre married Louise de Marsac, granddaughter of Cadillac's sergeant, Jacob de Marsac.
The Navarre's, are descedents of Antoine Navarre, Duke de Vendome who was a half-brother of Henry IV, King of France and Navarre.
In 1734, Navarre became the royal notary at Fort Ponchartrain. He maintained similar positions for most of his life -- through British and part of American rule.
A statue of Navarre was (is?) located on the top of the Book-Cadillac Hotel along with those of other influencial Detroiters.
Robert Navarre died on November 21, 1791. Descendents of the Navarre's remained in the Detroit area for many decades. One could conceivably still find descendents of in the area.