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Query: Hi there, my grandfather Edouard Ash had a mother Anna Duquette, married to a William Ash. My grandmother and grandfather maintained that Anna was Mohawk. After reading everything that is written here it may be that her family was just passing through. Please give me further details. thank you so much. sincerely, Louise Boutin
William Ash (son of William Ash and Sophranie Gravel) married Anna Duquette (daughter of Francois-Xavier Duquette and Marie-Louise Piche) in St-Jerome Cathedral (Terrebonne, QC) on March 1st, 1897.
Anna Duquette’s parents, Francois-Xavier Duquette (son of Francois-Xavier Duquette and Marcelline Sigouin) and Louise Piche (daughter of Magloire Piche and Scholastique Paquet) had been married in St-Jerome Cathedral in St-Jerome (Terrebonne, QC) on September 7th, 1875.
The following may be Anna Duquette’s parents and siblings in the 1901 census: Exavier Duquette and Marie Louise Duquette living in Sainte-Agathe (Terrebonne, QC) in 1901 with their children: anna, Leontine, Eglantine, Amandine, Joseph, Blandine, Roseanne and Leonne. They are described as French Canadian and Catholic. Source Citation: Year: 1901; Census Place: Sainte-Agathe, Terrebonne, Quebec; Page: 10; Family No: 76 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556.
Note: Native Reserves near Ste-Agathe include Kanesatake and Doncaster.
Anna Duquette’s paternal grandparents, Francois-Xavier Duquette (son of Antoine Duquette and Marie-Angelique Labelle) and Tharsile Sigouin (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Sigouin and Catherine Rochon) were married in St-Jerome Cathedral in St-Jerome (Terrebonne, QC) on March 6th, 1848.
My grandmother’s father was Mohawk. Her maiden name was Rose Berthelet (surname of the non-Mohawk man with whom Rose’s mother was married). Rose married Edouard Labrie of Cyrville (in Ottawa). Rose and Edouard eventually lived at Lac des Iles near Mont-Laurier in Quebec. I would really appreciate knowing if anyone knows who my grand-mother’s Mohawk father was and how much time they spent together. Thank you. Louise Labrie
I don’t have an answer to your specific request however I’ve turned your query into a post and added the following information in the hopes that someone will come across it! Continue reading
Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians
Mr. Joseph Sky, eighty-three years old, a chief of the Caughnawaga Indians, died on Tuesday night at his home in Caughnawaga, N.Y. He was elected chief in 1852, wand was chief when the first Indian lacrosse team went to Europe. He was chief when King Edward visited Canada in 1860. He was a noted Athlete. The chief was with Dawson when he surveyed the route to Manitoba over which the troops went at one time. Continue reading
(Note: Several extracts from longer article, link follows)
Nearly 100,000 on the Canadian Reservation at Present
In Quebec there are 10,622 Indians …..
The most interesting reservations are those of eastern Canada, continuing the remnants of the nations who figure so prominently in the early history of this continent; the tribes who ruled over the dark forests before Champlain had landed at Quebec or the Pilgrim Fathers on New England’s coast. There are two Iroquois reservations in Quebec.
One is at Caughnawaga, on the south bank of the St. Lawrence, ten miles above Montreal. It is an old settlement, established under the French regime Continue reading
Dedham, Mass, May 27-
The chocolate factory of C.D. Brooks was burned this morning. Loss, $80,000; insurance, $40,000.
It is now believed the explosion was caused by a fitter incautiously approaching a leak with a lamp while endeavouring to locate the leak. The damage to property is estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000. It is possible the walls of the adjoining gas meter are so shaken that a large portion will have to be taken down. The excitement in th east end of the city is great. The scene presented while the bodies of the victims were being removed was very pathetic.
Another name, that of a young man O’Brien has been added to the list of killed. His body and that of Joseph Angel are still under the debris.
The following is the lsit of fatally injured: Angus Gay, a Caughnawaga Indian, Continue reading
Laurier Cottinault Coutineaud, Francois / Milot Madeleine
January 7th, 1677
Variations and associated surnames
Cham, Cotineau, Cotino, Larochelle
Of Possible Interest
Expulsion Of The Whites From The Indian Reserve (1878) | Surnames: Dawes, Giroux, Laurier, Meloche, Poirier
Lacouture Canac Etienne / Rouillard, Marie-Josephe
October 10th, 1763
Lacouture Gonneau, Jean / Hurtebise, Marie-Andree
June 16th, 1734
Lacouture Liandra, Francois / Deschamps dit Roger, Marie-Anne
January 12th, 1761
Variations and associated surnames
Baillon – Bridel – Bridet – Bussot – Cauchy – Cayer – Chatignon
Clement – Cochy – Dufort – Goneau – Gueneau – Liondras – Mailly
Of Possible Interest
Chief John Jocks Near Anniversary (1934) Surnames: Bouchard, Jocks, Lacouture, Letourneau, Palmer, Two Axe
Looking For Records of siblings of My Grandmother. Katie Seymour Caldwell, Married My Grandfather, Paul Caldwell. St.Regis Quebec. My Grandfather was a Heavy Duty Catholic, and i cant find much on Him or his siblings. I’ll be Back to take a look in The Future.
The Other Family Tie, We’re Trying to search is Katie’s Family. But, Not finding alot. Thanks
Im Guessing That Paul & Katie were Married at Akwesasne.
In 1911, Katie Seymour (Iroquois) was living in the St. Regis Indian Reserve with her parents Richard and Lena Seymour and her siblings Joe, Mary Ann, Mary and Francis, plus John and Mary Seymour and their children Richard, Louise, Kate, Louis, Mary and Francis, as well as Mitchell and Emma Seymour and their children Joe and Peter Seymour. Continue reading
Grant Pritchard says:
I would also like to see family trees of Barachois. My mom, Donna Waugh was born there, my grandmother Ida Palmert (spelling??) Was born there. It’s been years since I’ve been but I have a soft spot for that town. I have aunts and uncles that still own homes there. Anything you could send me would be great
Donna Theresa Frances was born to Donald Waugh and Ida-Emily Paulmart in the early 1950s in Eastern Gaspe (information suppressed).
Donald Waugh (son of Jack Waugh and Flora Lucas) had married Ida Emily Paulmart (daughter of James Paulmart and Emily Lawrence) on June 12th, 1945 in St-Pierre-de-Malbaie (Barachois, Gaspe-Est, Quebec). Continue reading
David Letourneau / Estourneau & Sebastienne Guerry
June 10th, 1640
David Letourneau / Francoise Chapelain
June 6th, 1664 Continue reading
Antoine Lefebvre / De La Barre & Marie Mandat
September 14th, 1645
Claude Lefebvre / Boulanger& Marie-Ursule Arcular
October 28th, 1669
Francois Lefebvre/Duplessis & Marie-Madeleine Chorel de St-Romain
January 7th, 1689 Continue reading
Query from Joni Fortier: Looking for the parents of Gabriel COTE, and whether he married Adelaide MOREAU or Adelaide CHEVRETTE. His son’s death certificate says mother’s name was Adelaide CHEVRETTE, but the parish register for marriage apparently says Gabriel was married to Adelaide MOREAU. Continue reading