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Sault St. Louis | Iroquois, Mohawk (1911)

Index: The Iroquois Confederacy in Canadian Census Records


This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1881, 1901, 1911 and 1921 and other census documents for Canada. The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Canada – Marriage Records  – contains many of the same surnames as well as others.

Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations).



Census Data:

Enumeration district: Quebec, Laprairie and Naperville, Sault St. Louis (1911)




Adams  –  Albany

Angus  – Armstrong



 Back  –  Barnes  

Beauvais  – Bell  –  Bellefeuille

Bellefeur  – Bellefleur  – Benedick  – Benedict 

 Billings   –   Bleue   – Bourdeau 

Bruce  Bush



Canac   –  Canadien  

Cannoe  – Canoé  –   Capitaine

Charlie   –   Connore  –  Connors – Cook  –  

Couteaucassé  –  Cross  – Cross The River 



Danny  –  Dawn  –  Day  – Deer

Deerfoot    Deerhouse  –  Delaronde  –  Delisle

Delorimier  – Desjeans –  Diabo  –  Dicaire

 Diome  –  Dionne   Domstick  –  Donahue

Douglas  –  Douglass





French  –  Frisé


Garreau  –  Giroux

Goodleaf   Gordon



Hall –  Hemlock 

Hill   Horne





Jacke  –  Jacks

Jackson  –  Jacob  Jacobs

Jako  –  Jacquot   Jocks  –  Johne 




Kanatoare  – Kanenko



Laborgne   –  Lacombe

Lazar   – Lazarre  – Leaf 


Mailloux    –   Maracle  

Mayo  –  McCumber  –  McDonald

McGregor  –  Meloche    –  Mitchell  –  Monique

Montour  –  Moon   –   Morris



Nolin  –  Norton



Parquis   –  Patton


Ramsom  –  Raquette 

Regis  –    Rice




Sam  –   Satcey  

Sawatis   – Saylor  –  Sccober

Shaw  –  Sherenhane    –  Simon  –  Simpson 

Sky   –  Snow  –  Spledi   –  Splicer  

Stacey    –  Stalk  –  Standup 

Stancey  –  Stock 



Tarbell  –  Taylor  –  Terrence

Thaber  –  Tharbelle

Thibault  –  Thomas  –  Thompson







Walker  –  Watt

   Webster   –  White  –  William

Williams  –  Wood  –  Wright


Zacharie  –  Zackarie




Related Posts

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

 Native American Names of Quebec and Ontario based on marriage records

Native American  Surnames – 2010 – : A – L |Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

Native American Surnames –  2010 – :  M – Z | Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta


External Links

Enumeration district: Quebec, Laprairie and Naperville, Sault St. Louis (1911)

MCK / Contact Us – Kahnawake

Kahnawake – Wikipedia

August 30, 2009 - Posted by | . | ,


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    Comment by Heather Matthews | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. I hope you can help me, I believe my grandmother came from Caughawaga. Her name was Eecilia or Eecelia Lookingfor. I was hoping to find out who were her mother and father were..thank you Kevin Barrett
    Note from Evelyn: Corresponding via email.


    Comment by kevin barrett | November 2, 2009 | Reply

    • I have a booklet of the Marriages of Kahnawake 1735-1972 which you may find interesting:

      Leclair/Beaudet/Katarakenrat,François-Xavier, son of Geneviève Leclair de Châteauguay et un indien d’ici (an indian from this village) and

      MCGREGOR-NITIOHIONHA, Marie-Anne, daughter of Joseph Taiehenre-McGregor and Marie-Anne Skawennenha-Rice


      Comment by Ghislaine Laramée | May 26, 2011 | Reply

      • hi i am the grt grandaughter of pierre atawenrate b 1814 he was a chief of kahnawake in 1845 his father was angus awennaietha rice b 1784 my grandfather was iasrael rice b 1870 my dad was arthur rice b1910 m y name is judy rice toffoli if you could e mail me at rgta@shaw.ca regarding marriage information thks


        Comment by judy rice toffoli | December 1, 2011 | Reply

      • Reference your comment that you have a booklet of marriages… can you tell me how I can access that book, on line or on sale, as I am looking for a Caughawaga ancester but I don’t know which ancestral line to investigate. David K. Ambro poniente77089@yahoo.com


        Comment by David K. Ambro | December 1, 2011 | Reply

        • Faribault-Beauregard, Marthe, «Mariages de Saint-François-Xavier du Sault-Saint-Louis – Caughnawaga-Kahnawake» 1735-1972, Ed. Société généalogique canadienne-française, 1993, 105 pp, ISBN: 2-920761-35-8

          notice that in her introduction, Ms Beauregard sais that she had to limit her publication to marriages between whites or whites and aboriginals, being ordered not to publish the other marriages.


          Comment by Ghislaine Fissiault dite Laramee | December 2, 2011 | Reply

        • Replying to Mr. Ambro (am I the onlymone who finds the option buttons oddly placed?)
          Making an on-line search some time ago, I found 2 libraries that have the Fabriault-Beauregard book. One was the Library of Congress. I don’t recall the other one but it was in Illinois I think; perhaps near Detroit.

          The LOC copy has/had the wrong call number in the catalog. A very helpful library assistant brought out all F-B’s books they had & we found the subject volume.

          If you can get to the LOC be aware of this issue; it may not as yet been resolved. The instructions I was given to get to it if I wanted to, was to submit a paper request with the correct call number. I’ve noted that somewhere but I am moving & it is packed away.

          (It takes about 30 minutes for a request to be delivered so bring something to do.)


          Comment by pouliot | August 13, 2016 | Reply

      • I’m interested in the list if marriages


        Comment by Johny Utah | August 18, 2014 | Reply

    • I would love to find out how to access this book of marriages for Kahnawake. Can you please share the information. I am looking for my great grandmother Martha Rice to John Herbert Phillips probably around 1900.


      Comment by Kari Rosemeier | April 30, 2015 | Reply

  3. I am trying to find out more information about my family. My mother was Margaret Hall, her brothers were Louis, John, and Michael. Louis was the notorious Longhouse artist. I am trying to find out more about my mother’s parents whose names were Thomas Hall (from Akwesasne) and Maryanne McGregor (from Kahnawake). I do not know when they married or when they died. I’ve heard stories that they had a total of 10 kids, but only these four survived to adulthood. I do not know anything more about those other six children. Nor do I know anything about my grandparent’s parents. I believe my grandfather used to be a performer at Chief Poking Fire’s. The Catholic church is of little help since their birth/death records were burned in a fire. Might you know anything? Thanks so much.

    This query has been answered here:


    Comment by Louise | November 18, 2009 | Reply

    • i am betty’s granddaughter, email me and we can touch base



      Comment by erin | May 25, 2011 | Reply

    • are these delisle related to charles edeline and jeanne braconnier?


      Comment by josh | January 27, 2014 | Reply

      • Hello,
        I’m sorry but I see no connection between you Delisles and the ones in my list – although it’s always possible since I don’t have access to American records.


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 4, 2014 | Reply

  4. I am trying to find information on my Great Grandparents. The were born 100% Mohawk Indian on the Kahnawake reservation in Canada in the early 1900, my Grandmother’s name was Cecila Deer (died in the 1930’s) and my grandfather’s name was Angus Delisle, they had 6 children together: Ralph (deceased), Irene (deceased), Ester, Betty, Jospehine (my grandmother DOB: 4/18/1933) and Loyd (all their laste name was Delisle). Any information on my grandparents sibling and grandparents parents would be a start or their dates of birth and date of death would help me.

    Answer to this query can be found here:http://wp.me/pp92w-6kG


    Comment by Crystal Anifantis | November 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Crystal,
      I’ll get in touch with you this weekend and see what I can do!


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | November 19, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi. I too am trying to find out more information on my great-grandfather (I knew my great-grandmother when I was very young but he died long before I was born). She identified him as “full Kahnawake” and as “a Catholic priest” (I have no idea what her ethnic origins were but she was very insistent in sticking up for Native Americans to the point where we were not allowed to watch The Lone Ranger). I can’t remember his first name but his last was LeMieux and he was probably born in the 1880s or perhaps a little earlier. I’m particularly concerned now because it turns out he carried an exceptionally rare gene (the MAPT gene) that causes frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Offspring of those carrying the gene have a 50% chance in contracting the disease, which has an onset in the mid-fifties and causes all kinds of strange emotional and behavioral symptoms with death resulting between 10 and 20 years later. Any information on how to trace him or any incidence of FTD among the Kahnawake would be most appreciated.

    Note from Evelyn: Contacted privately.


    Comment by Richard Gordon | January 5, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hello. The surnames Bush and Hall are in my list of ancestors living in Otsego County and Montgomery County in New York State in the 1800s. I am hoping to establish a connection to individuals with the same surnames found in your 1881, 1901 or 1911 census records. I would be most appreciative of any information you can share with me.


    Comment by J. Morrison | January 29, 2010 | Reply

  7. So glad I found this interesting site! I have been looking for a Johannes Crine or Kryne, aka “White Hans”, for almost a year. He was supposedly a Caughnawaga chieftain during the 1700’s (baptised in Dutch Reformed Churck, c. 1717) and later fought in the Battle of Oriskany, NY.
    He and Little Abraham also spoke for peace, according to some internet information I have collected. He was an ancestor of mine and evidently part Dutch, I assume, but I can’t seem to locate the family connection.

    Hezekiah Dodge, who settled at Pompey, NY, after the Revolution may have been related in some way; his son Charles Dodge and Nancy Wells went to Michigan with the Indian Removal of 1838 and is my direct ancestor.

    There is another Indian named “Han Yeary” who also settled in Pompey, NY, on Lot 97 and I am wondering if “Han Yeary” and “White Hans” or Johannes Crine (Kryne) might be the same person?? Old records prior to the Revolution are really difficult to find on the internet, I’ve found. Do you have any knowledge of these men?

    Thanks for your help and keep up the good work! Feel free to use my email at your convenience.


    Comment by Helen Cawyer | February 26, 2010 | Reply

    • UPDATE on Johannes Crine (Kryn): he was possibly the son of the “Greaat Mohawk” Kryn, who became converted to the Catholic faith and took many tribal members to Canada to settle what is now the St. Regis and Kanawaga reservations. He was NOT related to Han Yeary that I can find (Han Yeary settled on Lot 97 in Pompey, NY and so was probably a Revolutionary War veteran and lived much later). Johannes Crine had a son John Green who attended an English speaking school and may be also an ancestor but I have not yet found the connection


      Comment by Helen Cawyer | June 5, 2010 | Reply

      • Hi.The following people are my great ancestors.
        Peter Hannatorenha (McGregor) married to Marie Joseph Kanterakes. Their daughter’s name is Anne Skawennetsi(McGregor) born 11/9/1764 Kanawake Quebec. Anne then married Claude Nicolas Guillaume DeLaurimier(Chevalier DeLaurimier).
        I would like to know where you fit in so I can exchange additional information.

        Bob Renaud

        Note from Evelyn: Answering privately


        Comment by Bob Renaud | July 13, 2010 | Reply

  8. My maternal lineage is traceable to one Kahteraks of Kahnawake (named as Marie-Josephte Kahteraks) spouse of Pierre Anatorenha (P. McGregor) through her d. Anne Ska8ennetsi spouse of Guillaume De Lorimier (I believe this is Claude-Nicholas-Guillaume).
    I am very much interested in the McGregor aka Anatorenha as well as Kahteraks.
    We have tried to find a source/supplier for Forbes’ work but haven’t succeeded.


    Comment by R Pouliot | February 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Hey cousin. Seems like we are conducting the same research. Care to pool our efforts?

      Ron Beliveau


      Comment by Ron Beliveau | July 31, 2010 | Reply

      • Coincidence?
        I have a first cousin by the name.
        Was your maternal grandmother named Angelique?

        I am interested in you information about Pierre. I have researched the Deerfield captives and there is none by the name of McGregor or MacGregor or Gregory

        There is a vague statement that all these European surnames were of captives taken in raids over any number of years.

        I will have to dig up my data files to pass on the source of the information that Pierre is Anne’s father. If that sounds unbelievable there are even more unbelievable chronological assertions as we come forward in time.

        Reach me directly if you wish. (That way I can copy my son on our exchanges. He and my daughter have done the most real research on Kanawake.)

        Repalce the [at] with the customary symbol


        Comment by Pouliot | August 28, 2010 | Reply

        • Hi there, I am trying to find out what Anne’s Clan was, would any of you happen to know? So far I have determined that the correct spelling of her name is “Skawennetsi” and I asked my Clan Mother if it was Turtle Clan because that is what we always went by, but… she said she looked into it, and that name is currently being used by the Bear Clan. She said look closer into it, because it could be in dispute over which clan that name is from. Her son’s name was George Antoine “Oronhiatekha” Delorimier, and although her daughters name was Marie “Kahteraks” I question the spelling of that name. It looks too short 😀


          Comment by jessica | May 20, 2011 | Reply

          • We conducted considerable research in the available records & were fortunate to find a documented reference as to the clan of one of the male descendants of a sister of one of Kahteraks’ daughters.
            Knowing the clan membership is maternal advised us that the line was in the Ohkwari.
            We never found anything to indicate more than Kahteraks for her name. We have the name by which she was known to the French, but I am supposing that is not what you were looking for when you wrote “…that name… looks too short.”
            Since the name comes from a record authored by a European there is always a chance that something was omitted.
            Your note seems interesting in this regard.
            We are looking for Marie-Josephte Kahteraks parents and/or those of her spouse Pierre Anatorenha. Kahteraks is my ancestor through her d. Skawennetsi (Ska8ennetsi/Skaouennetsi (Anne MCGREGOR/GRÉGORY) who m. Claude-Nicolas Guillaume de LORIMIER
            but you seem to refer to Anne as the m. of Kahteraks.
            We found one other instance of Kahteraks in a later generation, I think 4 removed from the Pierre-Marie-Josephte couple.
            (I find this format somewhat confining. Do you have a way for us to discuss this directly?)


            Comment by pouliot | May 29, 2011

          • Kaherine, s. of Ska8ennetsi (m. is Kahteraks), m. & had a d. Kon8atienni;
            this d. m. & had 2 d.s one of whom is named Kahteraks

            See in this thread above for direct email.


            Comment by pouliot | May 29, 2011

    • Ray,

      I don’t think Pierre Antorenha McGregor is the father of Anne Ska8ennetsi. Pierre (Peter) was taken as a hostage as a child during a raid on Deerfield, MA in 1704, which would have made him in his 60s when Anne was born in 1764. Perhaps he was the grandfather of Anne or named his son Pierre?



      Comment by Ron Beliveau | August 1, 2010 | Reply

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahnawake


      Comment by Myles McComber | October 25, 2010 | Reply

      • Mr. McComber,
        I cannot sort out where your reply appears in this thread.
        Is it the wiki link?


        Comment by Pouliot | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  9. I am looking for relatives. My grandfather left this region to marry my grand mother. His name was Albert Joseph Fortin. I never got to know him, as he passed away before I was born. I would like to find out about my lineage. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I believe he was born sometime between 1912 to 1915. I am not quite sure of the exact year. He had a brother as well, William, who also passed away before I was born. Thank you.


    Comment by Janet Lane | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  10. I also am looking for relatives. My great-grandparents, Martha Rice Phillips and John Phillips. I did find information that John was born in 1877 in Canada. My father distinctly remembers the term caughnawaga, but not much else.
    John and Martha had 2 children that we know of, Herbert John and Carrie. It is believed that by the time they were born John and Martha had relocated to Oneida, but not certain.

    Note from Evelyn: Answering privately.


    Comment by Evelyn Kropp | July 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Found more information. Children were: Herbert John born
      06/20/1902,Carrie Blanche 08/17/1907, and Bertha 12/25/1909.
      They were born in Montreal. It is believed sometime between 1910 and 1920 the left Montreal for NY.I note that you wrote in July you were answering privately, but I don’t remember getting anything.

      Note from Evelyn: Answered by email 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Kropp | October 14, 2010 | Reply

  11. Hello! I am also looking for relatives. I’ve got a small paper trail together, but not much beyond that.
    My grandfather was born in Kahnawake & was Mohawk Indian. His name was William Paul Stacey (born 7/15/20) later changed to Guy Paul Stacey. His father’s name was William Stacey (born 10/4/1895) not sure of the middle name but he was also Mohawk Indian). He was married to Lena Little (not Indian). William’s parents were Jean B Stacey & Rosina Rice.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks – Melissa


    Comment by Melissa | July 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Preliminary information here:
      More to follow 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 25, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Melisa Rosina Louise Rice was my grandfathers sister Israel Rice she was my uncle Leon Rice godmother His godfather was Francois Xavier Taronhiakehton DeLaRonde which was also a relative I have a copy of his birth certificate Judy Rice e mail me at rgt1@shaw.ca


      Comment by judy rice | November 28, 2010 | Reply

  12. Hello- Don’t have much information. Looking for the surname Favreau or could be Fabreau. My husbands Irish Grandmother was married to a Mounty of that name living in Caughnawaga.(1920’s) I believe they had 2 sons. I believe one died and she left her husband took the surviving child Thomas and returned to live in Scotland. a few years later the Mounty died (I think Joseph was his name) and she remarried. Ring any bells with anyone?
    Thanks Lynda

    Note from Evelyn: Contacting privately


    Comment by Lynda Groombridge | August 7, 2010 | Reply

  13. Hello,
    I am just digging out the Phillips family history from Kahnawake for Perry. I need your help please let me know if you can help me out.

    I could not find who were his ancestors, but I can only find that his grandparents Louis Phillips-Kanerattiio (son of Francois-Xavier Tiohatekwen Phillips and Catherine Delisle-Atonwentsison) and Annie McComber (daughter of Joseph Tekahonwensere McComber and Marie (Mary) Kahentaronkwas Williams)who were married on November 14 1910 in Kahnawake. Do u know anything about this family?

    Now I need your help to see if you knew anything about this family ..
    I need to know who were Francois-Xavier Tiohatekwen Phillips’s parents? I know that his mother was listed as Elizabeth who was born on May 24 1838 that was listed on census (I forgot which year between 1891 to 1911)

    Did his great grandparents born in Kahnawake? I would appreciate it very much if you help me out. It is possible that his surname Phillips have been changed from back then.

    also who were parents of Katenies Anne Delisle the mother of Mary Kahentaronkwas Williams (Annie McComber’s grandmother)?

    Where do u find all information on families from Kahnawake at church or in Montreal? please let me know thank you very much. is there any photocopies where I can look up all families from Caughnawaga such like Register marriages, birth, death entries from parish churches? if you do have the copies where can I get them? please let me know thank you very much cherrio Margaret


    Comment by Margaret Brannen | September 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I to am trying to find out about tne McComber name my father is from there and my grandparents and I was told that I am related to chief Poking Fire McComber is there anyone there that can holp me with the McComber nane or where I can look


      Comment by Mary McComber | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  14. Looking for research on the Wood(s) family of Akwesasne and Kahnawake. My ancestor was Elisabeth Wood b. 1811 near Monroe, Orange Co area N.Y. and later became spouse of Alexander Murray. Oral history says Elisabeth was Mohawk and stayed with spouse when other family relocated to Akwesasne.


    Comment by Nancy MacDonald | September 9, 2010 | Reply

  15. Hello,
    I am looking for any information on the families of Pigeon, Riel, Roi or Caille at Kahnawake. Several moved to Essex county New York during the mid-19th century. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


    Answered by email.


    Comment by sarah sportman | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  16. In researching my mother’s family I have run into some dead ends. I am hoping one of these will trace back to the story my mother told me in my youth: that an Indian girl (Caughnawaga) and a white man had a romance, but her father forbid her to marry him. But they were in love and arranged to meet at a point on the western shore of Lake Champlain, which they did and eloped. They are in my family tree somewhere. One dead end is Jane Long, who married James N. Kelsey and lived in White Hall, NY (at the southern end of Lake Champlain). She died (young) in 1849. I have been able to locate two other Longs in the area, which could be her brothers, but nothing on her parents or even date of birth. It seems she was born in the early 1800s. Do the story and/or names help any in identifying my Caughnawaga lineage?
    David Kelsey Ambro Poniente

    Note from Evelyn: Answered privately


    Comment by David Ambro | October 18, 2010 | Reply

    • What is your connection to the Duhamel family?

      Thanks for any info you have.


      Comment by Jacqueline DuHamel Rondeau | October 10, 2011 | Reply

  17. I believe some people are under the impression that birth records from caughnawaga suggests that you are native. This is not the case 80% of the time. There were numerous nationalities leaving in and around caughnawaga as late as the early 1900’s. The nationalities include french, african decendants, french, scottish, danish, german, and the list goes on, with absolutely no affiliation to mohawk, oneida, onondaga’s, chocktaw, or huron. Most of the mixed decendants left for lake of two mountains. Alot of the non natives were eventually told to leave at various periods of caughnawaga history. It might be helpful to trace huron ancestry, as their language was spoken primarily in french. Those of the decendants from the mohawk valley, primarily spoke english, because they had made a treaty as part of the seven nations of canada. Seven Nations include, Iroquois of Caughnawaga, Hurons of Lorette, Nippissing, Algonquin, and iroquois of two mountains, Abanakies of st. Francois, and Iroquois of Oswegatchie. Iroquois meaning part of the 5 (6) nations iroquois confederacy. They included, Mohawk, oneida, cayuga, seneca and Onondaga. Latter on the Tuscarora were adopted, they were thrown off their homeland in the Carolinas by settlers and under handed techniques which robbed them of their land. In order not to become extinct as a people, they took refuge with the Iroquois Confederacy. They eventually accepted the Great Law of Peace and were adopted by the Confederacy. Most Mohawks have fought along side the British. And as such, have alligned themselves with The Church of England. Not all Mohawks were Catholic, not all Mohawks had an ancestry with English, French, Dutch, Scottish, Irish, etc, but as part of the assimilation process by church and state, it was part of the law to give all natives English names. Alot of the Natives chose their own names or priests, Government officials and census takers provided names for you. I guess it depended upon what nationality was giving you a name and what name you ended up with. Tell me something, what Nation any where in the world, has to prove they are the nationality they say are in terms of percentage? I don’t hear of any place that will not admit someone into their country unless they were 50% or better, French, English, or what ever nationality you are. Prove it is all they say. In this way Natives across North America will be systematically exterminated. Does any one have to prove they are over 50% to live in Quebec. I didn’t think so. Nia:wen Kowa for listening.


    Comment by konwahseti | October 25, 2010 | Reply

    • Kwe Konwahseti,
      I hear you.
      I’m not sure I understand that last part.
      I would like to know your opinion of someone finding a Kanienke’haka name in the records for an ancestor.
      I cannot find an ancestor for McGregor & I have a hypothesis that he was a refugee from St Francis. (Hard to work that line because of the destruction of the Church there by the English.) Maybe he was an Abnaki adoptee. Ever hear of anything of the sort? I mean population at Kanawake being refugees from St Francis?


      Comment by pouliot | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  18. Yes, the parish registers of Saint Francois Xavier du Sault Saint Louis (Caughnawaga-Kahnawake) include notes in the marriage records if a person was Abnaki or Huron originally. The Christian names and the Mohawk names are in the church records; the “English” surname is not always included. Records vary for different time periods. You must look at all of the baptism, marriage, and death records, and census records for everyone in the extended family to figure it out. The community has always been a diverse melting pot.


    Comment by Beth McAleer | November 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Don’t know how it is I missed your post at the end of last year.
      Yes, we understand from elements of our research what you state about the registers at Kanawake. We’ve also been led to believe that the registers are difficult to view. As far as we know only one geneological researcher has had that privilege in the 20th century.


      Comment by pouliot | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  19. agrI am doing a family tree My gt gt gt granpa was Atawenrate Rice he was born in 1784 his wife was Felicite b 1787 gt gt gt granpa was Paul DeLaRonde his wife was Marie Konatiesa 1844 my grandfather was Israel Rice b 1870 died march 14 ,1937 his wife was mary ann stuart dorn 1875 my father was arthur Joseph rice born Dec 24 1910 all were from Caughnawaga-Kahnawake


    Comment by Judy Rice | November 22, 2010 | Reply

  20. Hi, I am helping a friend named Chuck Mericle with his research on his family-Mainly his ancestor Lewis Mericle (Could have been Maracle) who married Hannah Sickler. He is trying to find out the following: When and where Lewis was born? Who were Lewis’ parents? And when and where Lewis married Hannah? We believe Lewis was born abt 1801-1803. Hannah we believe was born about 1807, in Dutchess County, NY. We found Lewis buried with his son Lafayette in Cayuta, Schuyler County, NY. The gravestone is in poor condition but seems to show he died in 1872 at approximately 69 years old. The gravestone also reveals that he was the husband of Hannah Sickler. We could get no help from Cayuta, NY. Chuck tells me that Lewis was a Mohawk Indian. Maybe he was adopted from the Mohawks? (We have exhausted just about every avenue there is.) Also, that he could not read or write. That could explain the reason for trying to find him under the name “Mericle.” Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim


    Comment by Jim Seymour | December 2, 2010 | Reply

  21. Hi
    My grand-mother, Pomela Giroux, was born in Caughnawaga and married Jean Hypolite Adolphe Fissiault dit Laramée in Ottawa Ontario but I cannot find her birth Certificate. I have looked in the Parish register of St-Francois-Xavier de la Longue-Pointe (Caughnawaga) but it is badly written or damaged.
    Do you have any information?


    Comment by Ghislaine Fissiault dit Laramée | December 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Marriage Information – Is this your couple?
      Andre Fissiault
      son of Adolphe Fissiault and Denise Dunn
      Pamela Giroux,
      daughter of Jean Baptiste Giroux and Marie Trudel
      in St-Jean Baptiste parish
      Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      November 13th, 1899


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Cousin-it has been a long time-I misplaced your addy. and was very surprised to find you here! Haven’t done much with this in the past year or so. My companion passed, and I sort of let things go. But, I received word from a nephew that I had never met, and because of divorce-he was not told about his father’s side. (my brother) He asked me to help him fill in the blanks and, so, again, I am at this.I just have a lot of info. and Gr.fathers to the 1600’s, but not much else. I am still trying to get the indian information also. Gee, is Lorimier, Loramie, LaRamee the same as Laramie? I tried to e-mail our cousin, last name of Steinbeck-she has the indian proof, but it has been too long. She also said that she had the tree done, and would be glad to share. But, I can’t reach her. Can you help. Thanking you in advance cousin-hope you are well. Judy


      Comment by Judith Laramie Brown | February 11, 2011 | Reply

  22. Hi,
    my Father told me before He passed that we had Iroquois blood in the family, but he never told me the family name.
    I have searched the family history and have found Huron, Algonquin and Mi’kmaq Ancestors but I have not been able to locate the Iroquois family.
    Although I understand that the Surnames from the census index for Caughnawaga contains European names and does not mean that all people that have names on that list are of Iroquois Ancestry. Nevertheless I have quite a few Family names on that list.
    I don’t know any people with the knowledge of the Iroquois History to help me in finding out if any of these families are of the Iroquois Nation.
    I need someone to help me in my quest to find the Iroquois family my father told me about.
    Would you be able to put me in contact with someone as knowledgeable as you are to help me. I would be able to compensate them .

    Thank You for your time and help

    Ron Young


    Comment by Ron Young . | December 29, 2010 | Reply

    • I am looking for the same thing. Have you had any luck, finding anything out on the iroquois family? My grandfathers name was Ernest Desjardins and grandmothers name is Mary. Thats all I know. If you know of any info please email me. They lived in Ontario Canada


      Comment by Cathy | January 8, 2012 | Reply

  23. Hello, My name is Joseph Kelly, my father is Richard Kelly, born in Kahnawake. I am trying to find out some information about my great great grandfather “Scarface.” a.k.a. Thomas Williams. I know his wifes name was Marguerite, and that he had three children, John Williams, Mary Ann & Baptiste. Any information about him and his family will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank Yu


    Comment by Joseph Kelly | January 12, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Joseph Kelly, my name is Kari Rosemeier. I am searching for a Joseph Kelly whose mother was Martha Rice. Martha is my great grandmother. They are from Kahnawake. Wondering if you could be a decendant of Joseph Kelly. He is listed as the executer of Martha’s estate in 1921 when she passed. Could you possibly be related to my Joseph Kelly? I have just recently located Martha Rice and my grandmother in the Kahnawake tribe.



      Comment by Kari Rosemeier | April 30, 2015 | Reply

  24. Hi, Evelyn: Your site is wonderful, so
    interesting. Thanks for putting all this
    on line. I’m researching my g-g-grandfather
    James HANRATTY, who was in Caughnawaga in
    1822, and then settled on a farm at St. Jean
    de Chrysostome, at Norton Creek. I don’t
    know how he got to Quebec from Ireland so
    early in time or if he had family there.
    Thanks for any help.


    Comment by Kathleen Emerson | January 15, 2011 | Reply

  25. I noticed that you have Bourdeau, Riel & Yelle listed names. I’ve been trying to trace my Grandfather’s family back and have run into a wall. My Grandfather went by the name Fred Burdo. On my Grandfather’s application for Social Security it he states that he was born in what looks like “Crisatom”, Chateauguay, Province of Quebec Canada in 1885. His Father is named as Dave and his mother as Belinda Riel. However on his death certificate, his mother’s name is stated as Blondi Yelle. His name could have been Bourdeau and might have been changed to Burdo when he came to the states in the mid 19th Century. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks



    Comment by John Bordeau | January 19, 2011 | Reply

  26. Hi. I finally located the surname of my birth-father’s name, Johnson. His father’s name was Manley Wellington Johnson and he was born on July 16, 1910, according to our family history his mother died in childbirth on the reserve and the father walked towards Brockville with my Grandfather after his birth and handed him into the arms of the nearest Native woman he could find. Grandfather was then ‘adopted by the Turtle tribe’ on the Akwesasne-Kahnawake Reserve. He was a full-blood Mohawk. I was adopted by my mother’s parents and raised apart from my other two siblings who do not really speak to me. Grandfather served in WW2 in the Canadian Army. Because of my fractured family I am searching for some roots and trying to heal. My adoptive grandparents were wonderful to me. Grandfather was ill and died uncommunicative to me during my childhood, thus most of his history to me was lost. Thank you for your time. I am doing this for my father’s status card issues.


    Comment by Jennifer Nixon | January 22, 2011 | Reply

  27. Prior to the 1950 my father visited Caughnawaga quiet often. My sister remembers but doesnt remember who they would see. Dad died in 65. My uncle Jack told me we had family there. I see in the list of names from the census is the last name Arnold. I have been searching for many years. Can anyone help me or set me on the right path. There is a part of me thats missing, I dont imagine there is any family left but would just like to know.


    Comment by Maggie Arnold King | April 5, 2011 | Reply

  28. Hi, My name is Jim Seymour. I am helping a friend named Chuck Mericle with his research into his ancestor Lewis Maricle, Mericle, Markle, Merckel, etc. We believe Lewis may have been born to a Native American father (who was adopted white and lived as an Native American. We have looked into the fact that his mother could have been either Mary “Polly” Ladd or Mary Lail who were captives of Native American Tribes (not definite on which tribe) Both of these women later married apparently different Jacob Maricles, etc. What Chuck is trying to find out is: When and where Lewis was born? Who were his parents? When and where he married Hannah Sickler? (Not sure if Sickler is the right surname) We know that Lewis is buried in Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta County, NY. The headstone is in very poor condition, but seemxs to show that he died in 1872, is buried with his son Lafayette and he was the husband of Hannah Sickler. Yet when we go to any agency in Schuyler County, NY for an obit or death record, none is to be found. (Chuck thinks that an obit or death record who give him the answers to his questions. ANY HELP YOU COULD GIVE US ON THIS MATTER, WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thank you, Jim – my email address is seymour116@msn.com & Chuck’s is danamericle@yahoo.com


    Comment by James C. Seymour Jr. | September 4, 2011 | Reply

  29. I have grandparents who were Grangers. What information is available?


    Comment by Lynn | October 1, 2011 | Reply

  30. Hi
    One of my ancesters has the last name Barbeau. Could you give me any info about the name? My mother thought there was native blood in her family, but never knew for sure.


    Comment by Patricia Erickson | October 6, 2011 | Reply

  31. I am having a difficult time finding records of my great great grandparents. I know they were canadian, and lived in Quebec around approximately 1820 till 1875. I found the name Jospeh Boyer in the Caughnawaga 1891 census, and listed him as a French farmer. It shows he married in 1855, but dosent mention the name of the bride. I also see his wifes last name in the list above. Her name was Eliza Monnette. Does anyone know where I can obtain more records from this time period and area of Quebec? Thank you in advance.


    Comment by Patricia Arce | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  32. Hello,

    My mother was born in Kahnawake in 1946, her mother being from the reserve, but her father a French Canadian (last name Doucet). My mother was taken from the reserve and never knew her own mother. The birth records were destroyed in a fire and I wonder if you have any suggestions as to where I might look, given my limited information?
    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Note from Evelyn:
    Corresponding privately but if anyone has information please contact me and I will put you in touch with Yael.


    Comment by Yael Doucet W. | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  33. does anyone have ANY INFO ON THE LANGLOIS FAMILY??


    Comment by LACEY | November 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello!
      You’d have to be a bit more specific than that. Do you have names and dates for a couple that connects to Kahnawake?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Emma Langlois was my great great grand mother, she was married to Alpheire or Alphire Martin, I Have some information I can supply if its the same Langlois Family. you can e-mail me if you have any further need for information ” cidco71@msn.com


      Comment by Alan Fortin | October 15, 2012 | Reply

  34. Can you tell me what info you may have on the Arnolds that is in the archives . I poser 27 you had posted awhile back number 27…you asked for my grandparents name and DOB I had heard anything since I am just wonder which of the Arnold maybe one of grandpas brothers settled there any help would be great esp for my grand children


    Comment by Maggie Arnold King | November 21, 2011 | Reply

  35. I am looking for more information about my grandmother’s family. Her name was Marguerite Duranceau.


    Comment by suzanne ladouceur | November 26, 2011 | Reply

  36. I have Gregorie, Grange, and Gray. Looking for more information on them.
    Granger starts with Laurent b. 1637 to Marie Heneritte Landry >Claude who married Marie Granger>Charles married to MARGUERITE LANOUE> Jean Baptiste married TO MARIE ANGELIQUE GREGORIE> Eusebe Granger b. 1823 who married MATHILDE SENESAC.

    My GRAY family starts with Dan (Daniel) F. Gray b. about 1830, unknown. Parents unknown. Married Mary Frances Mead b. 1830 Rockingham, VT. Unknown where married. Family removed to Altona, NY. They are on the 1860 and 1870 census. Dan died in Aug. 1900 at the home of his daughter Hattie (Wells) in St Albans, VT. He was there for about 6 years before he died. I think I may have found him in 1880 in Dannamora, NY living in someone’s home. I am at a loss for Dan. I have been searching for his birthplace and parents for quite some time now. I believe he is Mohawk. His death certificate says he was born in Waterbury, VT?@!#%… I was there searching and didn’t find it….

    Can anyone fill me in on this family. Thank you for information. I am willing to share what I have.


    Comment by Lynn | December 18, 2011 | Reply

  37. I believe there is a Mohawk connection that would be seen in Daniel’s parent’s or grandparents. This belief comes from my Grandmother. Since I can’t find Dan in other records, as I have of others in my tree, coupled with the short response I got from certain inquiries, I tend to think Grandmother was right and Daniel’s parent’s might be found on records that are not otherwise available to the general public. You have a nice site here with a lot of records and information. My hope is to break through this brick wall as far as obtaining his documents, and those of his ancestors. I ask again if anyone has the ability to provide the copy of Daniel’s birth records and those of his parents who were both born in New York.

    Note for readers from Evelyn: Contacted privately but please leave information if you know something about this line.


    Comment by Lynn | December 18, 2011 | Reply

  38. In the list of above Kahnawauke surnames, how does Gregorie fit in? How many of them do you have? Is there an Angelique b. about 1760 married to a Jean Baptiste Granger among them. I have a long line of Granger’s started from Laurent> Claude M. Janne Gillbault> Charles M. Marguerite Lanoue> Jean Bapt. and Marie Angelique Gregorie> Jean Bapt. and Marie Osithee Clouatre. Is this line of Granger’s familiar to you as Kahnawauke surnames? A lot of birthplaces just say L’Acadie.
    Thank you for any information and as always willing to share what I have.


    Comment by Lynn | December 23, 2011 | Reply

    • These surnames were extracted from the census covering the area we now call Kahnawake, in the years 1881, 1901 and\or 1911. The surnames on the list are not necessarily those of Natives as there were others (especially French Canadians) living on the reserve at different times.However, there were very few non-Natives and you should not draw any conclusions from finding one of your Acadian/French Canadian surnames on these census.
      When you back to the period you are talking about (the 1700s/1800s)Natives would have been using their own names. In the case of Kahnawake they were not traditionally using surnames and when they started to do so the surnames were not passed from father-to-son
      If the birth place says L’Acadie then that is what it means – they came from L’Acadie. If they are here in Quebec then that is from the period when the Acadians were escaping l’Acadie.
      If one of your ancestors came form Kahnawake then it would state that their parish was St-Francois-Xavier.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 23, 2011 | Reply

  39. looking for information on John Baptiste Viau, 1829 family. Was told of Indian blood line there some where in the line. Would really be interested in knowing.


    Comment by Carman Vieau | January 11, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi my name is Carman Vieau, I am doing a family history. Can not find too much on the Canadian side of my family. I can go back as far as Jean Baptiste Viau born 1803, M. Catherine Duranceau born 1807.They married , do not know the date, I know they moved to Trenton Ontario and that is where they both are buried Both were born Chateauguay, Chateauguay Quebec. My father had told me we are part Indian {I think Mohawk] not too sure. Can you please help. My daughter is also doing her husband history seeing he is Indian from Newfoundland

      Reply – Jean Baptiste Viau m. Catherine Duranceau: Ascendancy to Settlers Jean Viau m. Francoise Prevost


      Comment by Carman Vieau | June 17, 2012 | Reply

  40. i would like any info about my family last names leaf /canadian my grandmother is anna (freida)candain my aunt edith and her children live there on the reservation to this day well sadly to say today is my aunt edith funeral if you can please email me info for my children.

    Note from Evelyn: Contacted privately


    Comment by kelly martin (marler) | February 8, 2012 | Reply

  41. I would like any info you have on the name Barbeau. The last I have is Andre Barbeau

    Note from Evelyn:
    Contacted privately.


    Comment by Pat | February 8, 2012 | Reply

  42. I have been looking for my Gr Grandmother and I just happened to find this site, Her name was Elizabeth ? I have several names Tiakenhion/ Konwathense may be called Bay. She married Francois Xavier Benedict, they moved to Detroit Mi. Francois was born in 1865 and lived to 1937 he owned drug store and later an herb shop in Port Huron Mi. Their children were Mary, Charlott, Frank, Theresa. Francois was of the St Francis Abenaki His Father Salomon, Son of Lewis Elijah, son of Francois Xavier “Sabael” This Francois was said to have been Penobscot. We have been told our lives we were Iriquois Abenaki. I need to find this because my mother has been diagnoced with a desease and she always had Q about her family I am just trying to find them before I lose her. Thank YOu If anyone can help me I will be greatful


    Comment by Sherry Orr | March 27, 2012 | Reply

  43. Hi, My great gandfather William A Smith was from Huntingdon and migrated to USA and served in the Civil War. He was born Sep 11 1838 and we think he is of native parents.

    Any one who can help with this ?


    Comment by Kent Smith | April 6, 2012 | Reply

  44. I hope you can help me. I remember when I was very young my mother telling us she was Indian. She would also sing songs she said she learned as a child. Her name is registered on my birth certificate as Betty(Betsy) Evelyn Brown. I grew up in foster care in Montreal so know almost nothing of my mother. I do not have a birth date for her but assume she was born in 1920’s or very early 1930’s. I have no information whatsoever regarding her parents. I was born in Montreal in 1952. My mother married late 1940’s to a Danish immigrant who arrived in Canada June 1948. I have not been able to locate any documentation on her birth or her marriage. I do know she had a brother Robert (Bob) married to a Kate and they had several children. I am searching for my roots and trying to heal.

    Replied privately


    Comment by JH MacKeigan | May 22, 2012 | Reply

    • My name is Andrea Martin
      I was born in Burnaby British Columbia
      July 5 1961
      My mother is Betsy (Betty) Evelyn Brown
      July 23 1932
      I lost my I.D. and sent for my birth certificate. It noted that I have 3 siblings…
      I as well was in foster care
      My mother is of Canadian French Decent
      Please email me at andiesyaya@gmail.com
      For more information


      Comment by Andie Martin | February 16, 2016 | Reply

      • Great News Update!!!
        I have found my 3 older siblings that didn’t even know I existed!!! What an amazing feeling!!!
        However now I am looking for my Great Great Great Grandparents History
        Laurent Brown married to Marie Anne Chipakighokwe married July 2 1803 I understand Brown family can come from Scotland at some point in the 1700’s and Brown has various spellings in Scotland as well as different Clans ~ But it is Anne Marie Chipakighokwe and her background that I seem to be most interested in
        They are believed to be of Algonquin decent
        any help would be greatly appreciated


        Comment by Andrea Martin | February 19, 2016 | Reply

        • im sorry this dosen’t sound familar


          Comment by Pat Erickson | February 20, 2016 | Reply

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    Comment by DIANNA MCCABE | June 28, 2012 | Reply

  46. Hi hoping someone can help. I am looking for a great great uncle. My Dad believes his father to be 50% Mohawk. His father’s uncle was Elf Berad, supposedly a major contributor in the French and Indian War. Myh father his dad and his dad’s dad are allnamed Willaim Elmer Wright. I found an Elmer Wright burial in 1813 in Essex County. If anyone has information please help. Thanking you in advance.


    Comment by Whitney E.Wright | August 16, 2012 | Reply

  47. I am trying to trace my native american heritage. Can you help me? A good friend said I may be associated with Mohawk but not sure.

    Replied privately


    Comment by angeline rice | August 17, 2012 | Reply

  48. Bonjour,
    Thanks for the comment and ‘ll contact you the weekend!


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 8, 2012 | Reply



      Comment by RENE TREMBLAY | November 10, 2012 | Reply

  49. My great grandmother Clara Terrien was on the grandmother council. Mohawk Iroquois looking for more information? my Grandmother Delia Beaudoin crossed over down the Strawberry Road at 91yrs and was the last one to visit and talk with relative up on the Rez. As a young girl she was placed in a Canadian Boarding School for Native children.


    Comment by James Edgell | December 18, 2012 | Reply

  50. Looking for McComber relatives that were Kahnawake . Harmon or (Norman) McComber born 1800, married Lydia Eastman Wright is last know recorded relative that i can find. We have story passed down that possibly one of the grandmothers was a Kahnawake princess, Indian name means “She Who Walks With The Moon” We want to know who this is.We know the McCombers were from St Lawrence near Kahnawake tribe.But we hear that this princess was taken from her tribe. Please email to. Sjsaxman@verizon.net


    Comment by Suzi McGuigan ! Reece, McComber, Saxman | January 8, 2013 | Reply

  51. I am the descendant of a Kanawake Indian man named Ignace. (Ignace SHONOMENE dit LE VIEUX IGNACE LA MOUSE {Big Ignace} ) This was taken from one of Dave Thompson’s journals. His descendants currently go by the last name of LaMoose. Elsewhere in Dave Thompson’s journals he is listed as Ignace SOKHONIE. His sons held that his “True name” was “Saxa”. In 1825 Governor Simpson, the newly elected governor of Oregon ordered all Iroquois indians working for the Hudson Bay Fur company out of Oregon. A large group of Kanawaka Iroquois, led by Big Ignace ended up marrying into the Flathead tribe of Indians in Montana. It is hard to find a tribal member who is not a descendant of one or more Kanawaka Iroquois. I understand that the Jesuit Priests kept detailed marriage, death and baptismal records and I and my cousins are very interested in learning more about our Iroquois heritage. I would appreciate any advice and direction. Thankyou..Renee Siedenburg


    Comment by Renee Siedenburg | January 27, 2013 | Reply

  52. Ah, forgot some important info for you. My ancestor was instrumental in “bringing the black robes” out to the west and setting up many missions. He travelled with Fathers DeSmet and Ravalli as I understand it. We have been told that Big Ignace was being considered for Canonization along with Kateri, but for some reason was decided against. Family history has that there was a “Formal delegation from the Iroquois tribes that came to visit Grandma Colette LaMoose, the descendant of Big Ignace”. This would have been anywhere between 1935 to 1971 I am guessing. Ignace SHONOMENE and Ignace SOKHONIE may be different people, but the anecdotal story in Dave Thompson’s journal attached to the SHONOMENE name is correct with our family history. Ignace was killed by the Souix at Ash Hollow Nebraska, August 7, 1837. I hope this helps.


    Comment by Renee Siedenburg | January 27, 2013 | Reply

    • It is true that many Iroqouis ( Mohawk) intermarried into the Salish, Qlispe and Kootenai tribes. My wife is descended from Little Eneas ( No relation to Big Eneas). The name Lamoose and Saxa were interchangeable but don’t let that throw you off as Saxa is just the Indian agents on the Flathead trying to write down the Salish word for Moose, Sxaslqs. The x is silent more like a silent breath out in Salish. We were told by Mohawk Elder on his visit to our reservation several years back that the names of the Mohawks are recorded back there in some records. It is estimated that Big Eneas Shonomene amd his group came out to what is now a Montana sometime between 1816-1819. Some Iroqouis came even earlier, Thomas the Iroqouis that was a guide for Explorer David Thompson is thought by many to be aka Big Knife who’s son was Eneas Paul, Chief of the Kootenai.

      Two Iroqouis, Little Eneas and Pierre Lefthand made the fourth and final trip to retrieve the Blackrobes from St. Louis. Pierre went back alone to inform the Bitterrooot Salish of Father Desmet’s arrival and Little Eneas escorted Desmet from St. Louis to the Salish people. They both could speak French which was a big help on their arrival in St. Louis which was still widely settled by French Canadians at that time.


      Comment by tfelsman | February 26, 2014 | Reply

  53. Can anyone provide me with leads to more information about the St. Cyr name that appeared in the above list?

    Reply: http://wp.me/pp92w-g6f


    Comment by Alice M. Azure | September 28, 2013 | Reply

  54. Does anyone here have any books that Pierre Bernard wrote on each of the reserves/reservation for birth, marriage, and death? The bigger libraries have them, not for loan tho. I am rather far away from most of them. I am interested in the Gray surname at the different locals. Kahnawake, Akwesasne, Oka, and so on……


    Comment by Lynn Menard Mathieson | September 29, 2013 | Reply

  55. I have so many blanks. Grandfather is Joseph (K?) Rice, he married Mary Deer. They had 5 children( I believe) Frank, Ruth, Marie, Russell & ?William? ( possibly may have had more children…not sure. Looking for anything regarding my lineage. Russell is my father, my sister & I tried to do this years ago and came to a dead end. We did end up registering my father though.

    Reply: http://wp.me/pp92w-geR


    Comment by Rebecca Rice | January 7, 2014 | Reply

  56. 70 of these surnames are in my family tree. im a decendant of charles edeline. this is the delisle line..my gg grandmother was marie emma ledoux. married to joseph richard delisle. august 29 1896 franklin vt. any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.


    Comment by josh | January 27, 2014 | Reply

  57. My gg grandmother was marie emma ledoux married joseph richard delisle august 29 1896 franklin Vermont. any one have information please feel free to contact me.


    Comment by Josh | January 27, 2014 | Reply

  58. i am searching for the family of antoine samson or antoine sampson and elizabeth Ranbarier. i have been unable to find any Ranbarier family. please email me if you have any knowledge of either family. Thank you


    Comment by Jay Smith | April 28, 2014 | Reply

  59. I hope you can point me in the right direction. I am looking for Oliver (Olivier?) Lavoie who, along with his 3 sons, Andrew, Henry and John were stone cutters for the bridge at Lachine and the Parliament building. I am directly related to his daughter who was born at Caughnawaga-Mary Jane Lavoie but when she traveled to Renfrew it became Levoy but I don’t know when she and her brothers changed it. She was born in 1847 and some notes say that he died before 1867. I cannot find him anywhere in that area except for that slight mention in The Gravelle Files. We have been looking for years. Thank you.


    Comment by Angela Gasper | August 25, 2014 | Reply

    • Please let me know if you find anything! I have been searching for the same information off and on for the past few years. Have you seen the Gravelle files? Is there anything of interest? I’ve only seen that the “finding aid” for the files but have not seen the files themselves. I am a direct descendant of Mary Jane Lavoie.


      Comment by Mike Mulligan | November 25, 2014 | Reply

      • Hello, do you have the name of olivier lavoie’s wife?


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 25, 2014 | Reply

        • Hi there, Olivier Lavoie’s wife’s name was Ellen Lettimore, or some variation thereof (first name Ellen/Helen/Eleanor, maiden name Lettimore/Lattimore/Latimer). I’ve also seen it mistranscribed as Settina. She was born around 1810 in Ireland, though no idea where, or when she migrated to Canada. Any information about her or Olivier Lavoie would be of interest. Thanks!


          Comment by Mike Mulligan | January 27, 2015 | Reply

          • No I’m sorry I do not.


            Comment by Pat | January 27, 2015

      • Mike, you are a direct descendant of Mary Jane? So am I! I think I have more info for Helen/Ellen Lettimore but I can’t get to it right now. I would like to email that info to you. Do you have Facebook? You can contact me there and I will give you my email. I’m under Angela Fumarolo Gasper.


        Comment by Angela Gasper | March 2, 2015 | Reply

  60. I am looking for a woman named Annie Ladouceur she gave birth to my grandfather and he was raised in a different family and has now passed away I am trying to find out our native ancestry that he carried from his birth mother and I have no information to go on please can anyone help here? Thank you


    Comment by Dale Robinson | September 3, 2014 | Reply

  61. I am looking for more information on the birth parents of Marie Edwidge Lanoue, born 16 August 1833 in Saint Jacques, QC, died in 10902 in Montreal. Her godparents were Antoine Lanoue and Rose Desautels. I am her great-great grandson; our family has always linked her to Kahnawake, but we have no record of her birth parents. Any help you can offer would be most appreciated.


    Comment by Gilles Mongeau | October 25, 2014 | Reply

  62. I am looking for an Uncle Albert (Bert) Kennedy Arnold who grew up on the reserve around 1919. any help would be appreciated. thank you
    Valerie Mann http://www.valerie@tlaz.com


    Comment by tlaz1 | February 23, 2015 | Reply

    • I’m sorry the name doesn’t sound like any of my relation


      Comment by Pat | February 24, 2015 | Reply

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    Comment by rene tremblay | February 24, 2015 | Reply

  64. Hi My great grandfather was Thomas Phillips birth 1877 June 2 and my grandmother was Mary Foster 1881-1919 I am trying to find out if my grandfather was from Kahnawake . The information I have has lead me here both grandparents were Aboriginal not sure which one was from Kahnawake. We are just finding out all the information now my grandmother never talk about her heritage. Can you help


    Comment by Jerry-Lynn | September 8, 2015 | Reply

  65. Hello,

    Any info on marie amable Danielle married in 1830 in oka to a settler. Originally Indian as were her parents. Her name was changed to marie amable Danielle, I don’t know what her original name was. Any info would be greatly appreciated :). Or other websites. This is a great site I’m glad I came across it.




    Comment by Ashley | October 31, 2015 | Reply

    • Was Marie Amable Danielle the d. of an Amable? Do you have the settler’s name?


      Comment by pouliot | April 17, 2016 | Reply

  66. Hello, I am looking for any information regarding a young woman, who is Kahnawake. She gave birth to my 7th gen grandfather in 1792, Charles DesJaden (variations include Desjadon/Desjadin/Dejadon). Her husband was Charles Des Jarden dit Du Bouchet (r). They were married in St. Philippe, Lapraire County, Quebec, Canada, between 1785-1791. The only name I have for her is Samatchicrois, but because the french changed spelling or names so often because of their lack of understanding, its possibly spelled Sah-Ma-Tchi-Kwah. Please email me directly if anyone knows of any information. Thank you.


    Comment by Amber DesJadon | March 7, 2016 | Reply

  67. I am looking for information on the Lavoie family listed above. I am a descendant of Mary Jane who was born here, her father was Oliver, married to Helen or Ellen Lettimore. I have come to a dead end at Oliver.


    Comment by Angela Fumarolo Gasper | March 26, 2016 | Reply

  68. Looking for any connection to John Jocks of the Kahnawake , and his connection to my grandfather ( I think first cousin) grandfather born in 1885
    Last name jocks or McDonald,
    First name Louie or Patrick .


    Comment by Glenn McDonald | May 1, 2016 | Reply

  69. looking to find out what is the clan of the Stacey family in Kahnawake. My mother’s name is Sandra Stacey and she was born around 1936 in Kahnawake. Can you help


    Comment by Pierre Filiatrault | July 4, 2016 | Reply

    • Maybe this will open a window that will help you discover your roots. My grandfather Louis jocks had a sister Ciecle Karathwentha Jocks born 1/2/1884. She married Frank Thawenrate Stacey in 1908. They had three children Lydia 1907-1998,Joseph Ernest 1908, and Frank Thomas 1910-1978. Cecilia Stacey died in 1940 and is buried in Cap St- ignace, Ontario. I have marriage record and census record.
      She traveled to the us to see her aunt Louisa Wilcox in Rochester New York 5/8/1920.
      Be glad to hear if this helps, or read your comments.


      Comment by Glenn McDonald | July 8, 2016 | Reply

      • Kahratoton (Thomas Jocks), perhaps related the Louis Jocks mentoned By Mr McDonald is the son of one of my ancestor’s great nieces. The great-niece married Jacques (Oteronhiahere) 5 Feb 1827. Do you know if there is enough known about the Jocks family to determine whether Thomas is related to Louis and how?


        Comment by Ray | July 29, 2016 | Reply

        • What I have found is this, Jacques Oteronhiahere B 1807 married Louise T. Jacobs 1811-1877. Their son was John Baptiste Karonhiaktatie Jocks(1832-1900) married Catherine Jabohawison(B1833) they had a son Thomas Baptiste Jocks( 12/4/1859-1907) died in Quebec bridge collapse, married Lydia Smith( B 1856) they had a daughter Cecila (1884-1926) and a son Louie Alexander Jocks (1885-1966) Louie changed his name and was buried in Houstan Texas by the name of Patrick Thomas McDonald.
          Would appreciate any additions or corrections to this account if any.


          Comment by Glenn McDonald | July 31, 2016 | Reply

        • Stop sending these messages to me.
          Remove my e mail and every thing
          Tank you


          Comment by Rene tremblay | October 3, 2016 | Reply

          • Bonjour M. Tremblay,
            J’ai efface tout vos messages un-par-un sur mon site et je n’envoie pas des emails personnellement.
            Je pense que vous avez clique “subscribe to all my comments” sur mon site A Canadian Family. A cause de ca vous recevez tout les messages dans votre boite courriel.
            Je ne peux pas arrêter les messages.
            Vous devriez avoir des mots sur le message en bas – peut être UNSUBSCRIBE? Si vous pesez sur ca, les messages vont arrêter.


            Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 19, 2016

        • Dear Mr. Tremblay, Your address is on the posts; visitors such as I cannot remove the content of the posts. All I can do is cease sending anything addressed to you. But if you are subscribed to a thread you youself will have to unsubscribe. These posts are like an old fashioned party-line telephone.
          Veuillez me pardonnez.


          Comment by Ray | October 27, 2016 | Reply

  70. Would anybody be interested in trying to help me find things about Therese Karonhiaien who married Joseph Leblanc/Toronhionko on Jan 9 1843 in St. Regis, Quebec, Canada. Therese was the daughter of Paul Satekarenhes and Elisabeth Kahetaouakon. As far as I know they had one daughter Marie Leblanc who died Aug 31 1849 and one son Pierre Orihonni who married Cicile Watontha on Sep 29 1873. Origin: Sauvage. They all lived in Akwesasne.
    This is everything I know, if anyone knows anything else it would be greatly appreciated!


    Comment by Chelsea Brown | July 13, 2016 | Reply

  71. Correction to the last sentence in above reply
    Louie name change was to Patrick John McDonald


    Comment by Glenn McDonald | July 31, 2016 | Reply

  72. Hello i am trying to trace my family heritage the name i am looking at is ladouceur my family has always claimed that they where of native people in the christian island, Midland and Penetanguise. If you can direct me in the right direction i would appreciate it


    Comment by Darlene Cornacchis | September 29, 2016 | Reply

  73. Hello,
    I am trying to find some information on the my great grandmother, who I have traced back to Kahnawake. Her name was Alexina/Elornia Boudrais.. She married Louis Pelletier. I believe she was adopted very young and my father has no information on her biological family. We’re very much hoping to get in touch with our Indigenous roots. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Andrea Pelletier


    Comment by Andrea Pelletier | November 12, 2016 | Reply

  74. Looking for information on my Great, Great Grandfather, Felix Beaulieu & Mary (Ball). Was told they were native Indians. So far been unable to confirm both were born in Quebec Canada, born in 1828 & 1835. St Andrew New Brunswick


    Comment by Sharon (Boulieu)McDonald | November 13, 2016 | Reply

  75. Looking for information on John Norton b1939 ap. Went to Lachine High School Grade 9/10/11 1955/56/57.


    Comment by Allan Warren | June 9, 2017 | Reply

  76. Looking for Ann Black 1803 birth daughter of John Black and mother Iroquois but can’t find who she was. Some say her name was Morningstar. (facepalm)
    DNA has shown 6-8th generations ago Native American so not just a story. Ann Black’s daughter Her husband was Antoine Berard. Their daughter Josephine Berard married Amabel Rouleau.


    Comment by Lisa Brennan | July 27, 2017 | Reply

    • Good evening,
      I’m sorry I haven’t come across anything regarding the Black surname among the Iroquois. I’ve looked at the marriage certificate at Family Search and don’t see any further clues.That is intriguing.
      Have you already searched for other records in that particular register of St Pierre de Sorel? For instance, have you found the original birth certificate?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 27, 2017 | Reply

  77. Hi!
    I am looking to learn more about my great grandmother, Frankia Thibault. She married a United Empire Loyalist named Abraham Woodcock. I can’t seem to find any documentation for her. The only thing I know is that she is from NY.

    Any info would be greatly helpful.


    Comment by Caitlin | October 29, 2017 | Reply

  78. Grandparents from kahnawake grandfathers name Bush grandmother name shampine looking for info birthdates we’re around 1870 1880 great grandfather was a cheif Nelson bush


    Comment by Lewis St.Andrew | November 27, 2017 | Reply

  79. Hello there,
    What an amazing blog you have here! I have been searching about information about my mothers biological family. My grandmothers name is Helen Diabo


    Comment by David LeDuc | January 4, 2018 | Reply

    • Replied to email – no answer yet


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 8, 2018 | Reply

  80. I am looking for my metis heritage through the L.C. Leandre Lamothe, Sophie Couturier line or the Urbain Tessier line. I need to find a census stating metis or indian. i hope you can help.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Tonya | March 28, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      I don’t have – or know of – one simple source to find “Metis heritage” for the entire Courturier or Urban Tessier lines. If you list a specific couple and their parents and children, along with dates or approximate dates then I can see what I can do 🙂
      EvelyP.S. what is “the L.C.”?

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 28, 2018 | Reply

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