Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Where Detroit's History Endures
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Mary Catherine Navarre Brevoort

Born September 4, 1782, Mary Catherine was the daughter of Robert DeNavarre and Archange Marsac (Mary Louise). She was the niece of General Alexander Macomb and a lineal descendant of the Duke of Vendome, the brother of King Henry IV of France.

On January 5, 1811, Mary Catherine was married to Henry Bergaw Brevoort. They lived on Rouge Farm until 1812. In 1812, during the war while Henry was serving with Commodore Perry in the Lake Erie campaign, Mary Catherine was taken captive by Indians.

Following her release and the end of the war, they returned to Detroit and had five children.

Mary Catherine Brevoort Died on December 26, 1868 at the age of 86. She died in the house where she had been born and where she was married—a house that had been built by her father.

Born: September 4, 1782
Died: December 26, 1868
Buried: Lot 48, Section V