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Historical Document: Jean Baptiste Raientonni Canadien & Malvina Mccomber

This is the marriage record of the Iroquois couple  Jean Baptiste Raientonni CANADIEN & Malvina MACCOMBER which took place in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawake) on 16 Feb 1863 in St-Francois-Xavier Church. Big John – as he was also known – was famous for several things including his ability to negotiate the Lachine Rapids to negotiate the Lachine Rapids. The original French record below tells us that Jean Baptiste was of legal age at the time of his marriage whereas Malvina was a minor, that bans had been previously posted and that there were no known legal impediments to the marriage.


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October 23, 2009 - Posted by | .

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