He did found one of the most important families in New France and his four sons all did well. One son, Louis de la Corne, Chevalier de la Corne
was both a successful soldier and fur trader while another son, Luc de la Corne
became one of the wealthiest men in New France
. A third son, François-Josué de la Corne Dubreuil
was an active soldier and trader. All four were awarded the cross of Saint Louis
as was Jean-Louis.
Jean-Louis de la Corne de Chaptes, (b October 23, 1666 – d May 6, 1732) was from Chaptes, France. He arrived in New France in 1685 and, other than a trip home to France, served his whole adult life in the military. He achieved some military honours but little wealth and died leaving his wife in limited cicumstances.