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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Index: Families of Kahnawake – A Genealogy Series

The Canadiens

1. Jean Baptiste Raientonni CANADIEN (Big John) & Malvina MCCOMBER of Kahnawake

2. Jean Baptiste Raientonni CANADIEN (Big John) & Malvina MCCOMBER of Kahnawake

Historical Document: Jean Baptiste Raientonni Canadien & Malvina Mccomber

Historical Document: Jean Baptiste Raintonni Canadien (aka Big John), burial


The Delisles

Francois-Xavier Kaneraktatie Delisle & Marie-Anne Kakwirahes Leborgne of Kahnawake

Joseph Tiiawekate Kanenho Delisle & Marie Tionahose Capitaine


The Halls

Thomas Sarenhes Hall (Akwesasne) & Maryanne Kanerahtakwas McGregor (Kahnawake)

Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) Surnames: Iroquois, Native American & European


The Staceys

Jean Baptiste Karontarirhon Stacey & Rosine Rice of Caughnawaga/Kahnawake (1/4)

Jean Baptiste Karontarirhon Stacey & Rosine Rice of Caughnawaga (2/4) | Rice Burial Record

Jean Baptiste Karontarirhon Stacey & Rosine Rice of Caughnawaga (3/4) | Sons: Louis m. Maggie Rice, Frank m. Cecile Jocks, Ignace m. Therese Dailleboust, Jacques Alex. m. Fabiane Perras

Jean Baptiste Karontarirhon Stacey & Rosine Rice of Caughnawaga (4/4) | Overview

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First Peoples Genealogy and History

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  1. do the names paul langevin or (janeau) matilda dagenais………..sound familiar to anyone……six nations reservation..shefford , roxton falls………thats all the information i have. thanks

    Corresponding by email


    Comment by tammy | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. Looking for Angele’ Martin.married 1869 to Louis Charest from Kahnawake.Brother Peter.Frank Natawe Curotte (ceremonial man for the 207 Longhouse.passed away 10 yrs ago.)was his great grandson of Peter.Daughter Elizabeth Curotte-Ryder corresponds with me through facebook.When I can go to the 207 with Arisawe.


    Comment by Diane woods | November 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. I am looking for birth & family info on my aunt named (Married name), Minnie Martin. She married my uncle Charles Albert Martin about 1922. She was born about 1900. Their daughter (MT?) Irene Martin born 2/11/23 possibly in St. Alexis Quebec. Minnie was said to be an Indian, Mohawk?


    Comment by Charles A. Martin | April 12, 2011 | Reply

    • my grandmothers favorite cousin was a minnie martin, who lived in quebec eastern townships. i have photos of minnie(beautiful victorian) w/ her sister. have been trying to find out more info about martins. my maternal g-grandmother was Louella caroline”carrie”martin of stanstead, qb. any info would be appreciated.

      Note from Evelyn: Answered privately


      Comment by cherry | July 4, 2011 | Reply

  4. Looking for Iroquois ties to the families of Paul Thibodeau, Benjamin Chaloux, Marie Parent, and Claire Yelle. All lived in St. Jean Chrysostome PQ in the early 1800’s.



    Comment by Ted Kessler | April 28, 2011 | Reply

  5. hello,
    My name is andy downes and I was born in thetford mines que. in 1942 ,I was brought to windsor in 1945 and have been here ever since,my older brother Walter whom is 72 now was also born there in 1943 ,as was my other brother Jean Guy 1n 1945..
    My mother told me that Iwas born in OKA,,,I and my brothers were baptized at St.Alohonsus church.I have being doing research now for at least 25 yrs trying to find my grandmother Leda Dodier whom my mother said was native,My mother’s name Mathilda Irene Lessard.My mother said her brother used to hide in St,Regis when he shot a police sheriff,must take after him.
    ANDRE Robert Ives Downes

    Note from Evelyn: see http://wp.me/pp92w-bxk


    Comment by Andre Downes | July 29, 2011 | Reply

  6. A couple people here are looking for more info on Martin’s. I have a Polly Martin born 1766 and died in St. Albans, VT April 25, 1855. She was married to Richard Whittemore who was born in 1768 in Salem, MA and died in St Albans, VT on Jan. 4, 1805. Polly apparently didn’t remarry as she is buried in the Whittemore plot in St Alban’s, Calvary cemetery. I have tried in vain to find Polly’s ancestors. The closest I come is on a census in which a man by the name of Knott Martin COULD have been her father.

    If anyone knows of this Martin family please contact me…. Thank you, Lynn


    Comment by Lynn | November 20, 2011 | Reply

  7. looking for desendents of frank thawenrate stacey married cecile jocks karakwentha they had a daughters called gladys parent have pic of them judy rice toffol


    Comment by judy rice toffoli | July 3, 2012 | Reply

  8. Anyone have any on the Saucier tree?


    Comment by Ashleigh | August 3, 2013 | Reply

    • Nothing comes to mind. Did you have reason to believe you have Sauciers in Kahnawake?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 3, 2013 | Reply

      • In the past yes, I have been doing ancestry research like crazy, my fiancee’s family are native american, his grandparents and his father are all full blooded, they are Mohawk. His grandfather & great grandfather and their families lived there. My fiancee’s mother’s side I know aren’t Mohawk, they are Blackfoot (Picard’s), so I’m mainly focusing on finding the records from the reservation or finding anything that can help show proof of residency from his grandparents and great grandparents. I do have the ancestry tree practically done, and do know even your last name I have seen in there through marriage. Thank you for replying, hope this helps some..


        Comment by Ashleigh | August 4, 2013 | Reply

        • Can you please explain Picard I would like to know. Thanks


          Comment by Lee E Walker | February 14, 2021 | Reply

  9. Hello again,
    If you have questions about a specific couple then I’ll be happy to help out.


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 4, 2013 | Reply

  10. Hello Evelyn! I am back. I am looking into Claude Nicolas Oronhiatekha DeLorimier and his wife Anne Skawennetsi McGregor. their daughter Louise DeLorimier married into my Desparois..Louis Pierre Desparois.. their son Louis married Apolline Desjeans.. Their daughter Marie (Odile) married my Antoine Poirier who would be my Great Grand parents. Can you give me any insight into Anne Skawennetsi McGregor?? Many Thanks, Marj


    Comment by Marjorie Poirier Thibeault | March 28, 2014 | Reply

  11. Hello Evelyn, The pest is back! I am still trying to prove my line through my Desparois dit Champagne. I am so curious whether I have native for certain in my line. Give me any pointer?? Many thanks!! Marj


    Comment by Marjorie Poirier Thibeault | November 12, 2014 | Reply

  12. Happy New Year Evelyn! I am still in pursuit of my Desparois line which in part is in Kahnawake, Quebec. I would like to prove my native line to Anne Skawennetsi McGregor. Trying to document for my genealogy records. Thank your for your time. Marjorie

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    Comment by Marjorie Poirier Thibeault | January 1, 2015 | Reply

    • Is there a more accurate resource where I can find my Mohawk ancestry. I am métis. French Mohawk. When I look and my father and grandfather I see we look different that other white people. Our skin is alittle darker and we have the nose haha. I found some data before and now I can’t find it. Poirier & Payette.. My family is forgetting our mohawk roots.


      Comment by Robert Poirier | September 23, 2017 | Reply

      • Hello,
        There is no one single resource listing Mohawk or Metis marriages. The key is just to climb your family tree and the locations or annotations on vital records or census documents provide evidence.
        If you think it is in your direct line you can let me know and I might be able to help.


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 24, 2017 | Reply

    • I have had occasion to peruse Mariages de Saint-François-Xavier du Sault-Saint-Louis : Caughnawaga-Kahnawake, 1735-1972 by Marthe F Beauregard. You will find McGregor’s there but the list is just a list as stated in the title. One has to determine family connections with other documents. We have Anne’s marriage to C-N Guillaume de LORIMIER 27:II:1801 Kahnawake. Their daughter Louise Karantha/Karennatha de LORIMIER married Louis Pierre DESPAROIS 28:XI:1821. One of their children, Françoise Henriette DESPAROIS married David MEUNIER-LAFLEUR 10:IX:1851.
      We are interested in the antecedents to Peter/Pierre McGregor. (Anne is listed on a Canadian govt history site under the surname Gregoire but this is not a fruitful clue for Pierre’s ancestry. He is identified as a captive from Deerfield taken along with his sister but there is no McGregor listed in the historical cemetery data. We believe the identification may be erroneous as the earliest sources do not state this as directly as do later writers.)
      Louise K. & Louis Desparois had 11 children. Besides F-H we have 2 marriages: Louis George DESPAROIS (7·XII·1822 Kahnawake – ?)= (date inconnu) Appoline de JEAN; Marie Louise Marguerite DESPAROIS (c.1831 ?Chateauguay – ?) = (25·XI·1862 Chateauguay) William MCCOMBER.
      We have no info on the other children & their possible families. Besides Beauregard there is:
      Repertoire des mariages de Kahnawake (Mission Saint-Francois-Xavier du Sault Saint-Louis) de 1735 a 1899 by Pierre Bernard but at the moment I’ve no idea where a copy might be available.

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      Comment by Ray Pouliot | December 19, 2017 | Reply

  13. Trying to find any information of my mother’s parents that were from the reservation in the 1920’s last name was Woodford. I never knew my grandparents they had passed before my birth in 1963. My mother’s name was lucky star. Any information would be appreciated.


    Comment by Dale | September 18, 2015 | Reply

  14. My name is Tim LaCroix. The earliest records I can find on my ancestry come from Mackinaw Island, Michigan with Francis LaCroix. His father married a woman by the name of Angelique. I cannot find anything further back from that. This was during the early 1800s. Francis LaCroix was born in the late 1700s. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


    Comment by Tim LaCroix | January 6, 2016 | Reply

    • Hi Tim, I have done research on the Lacroix family. Stay safe, Helene


      Comment by helene | March 11, 2021 | Reply

  15. I am looking to find birth records of one Adelia Antoine, born April 23, 1859 in New York USA. Her father’s name was John Antoine and his wife Arilla Antoine. I know she lived in Cornwall Ontario as an adult, but I am unable to traceher back any further. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
    Sonia Begg
    Fort Saskatchewan Alberta


    Comment by Sonia Begg | March 13, 2016 | Reply

  16. I am trying to find a connection to John Jocks or possibly Jacques, or last name McDonald
    Also possible family member of chief Don Eagle.
    Any ideas?


    Comment by Glenn McDonald | May 1, 2016 | Reply

  17. I’m searching for family history and hopefully photos of my great great great grandmother and her lineage. Her name is Marie Anne Chipakighokwe and married Laurent Brown July 2 1803. I’m hoping to find her history of where she was born and her parentage before marriage. She married in Oka, Kanestake


    Comment by andrea martin | May 14, 2016 | Reply

  18. Does anyone have an Elizabeth Wilson on their tree (c. 1804-1877), married Robert Lochead (c.1813-??)? Children were Isabella, John, Wilson, Robert. I’m trying to determine if she may have been Six Nations. Two of her children born in the grand river area. Thanks!


    Comment by Cheryl | January 11, 2017 | Reply

  19. Looking for information about Mercy Carter, captured in the Deerfield (MA) raid in 1704. Married a Mohawk (?) man in Kahnawake, May have been re-named Marie Chartier, or some version thereof.


    Comment by Bob Nelson | July 14, 2017 | Reply

  20. I’m looking for information on my family tree.i did a DNA test and have traced roots back to the Kahnawake area. Mothers name is Leslie French,grandmother Joyce French, great grandfather Duncan French,3x grandfather Issac French, then Pierre French, finally Jean Baptiste Guiles/GailsFrench. I’m trying to place One Joe French an ironworker who died building the Quebec Bridge in 1907 along with 32 Mohawk ironworkers. As mentioned arrows point to Kahnawake with direct family ties but I’m at a dead end. Any info as to my French surname family would be great.

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    Comment by Don Larson | March 18, 2018 | Reply

  21. Looking for info..about my family names..just learning about this since DNA test..fathers side..besaw..spinner stiles..latour..poirier..saucier..martin..bessan..Anna Mae spinner..Anna Mae besaw..Lottie Latour oliver Latour.. Mary martin..Anita stiles..Howard stiles. Allen spinner..or eli spinner..?had lots of children don’t know any names..songtoe..bashaw..anything you could tell me would be awesome..


    Comment by Teresa Ramirez | June 28, 2019 | Reply

  22. Mothers side..Vinson deen..Hagan trowell.. Wall hill Duncan..white..Woodard..canady.Gaskin’s..edenfield..hall..warren.youmans..smith..Thomas.Tate..tuten..Parrish. Its said some families where at a reservation place called st Regis in NY..have some ancestors with names like rainwater. Little berry ..many many ancestors from Canada..ancestry just change my DNA regions to include French Canadian.. Areas..3areas..


    Comment by Teresa Ramirez | June 28, 2019 | Reply

  23. I am looking for relatives of Toussaint Martin, father of Georges Martin (b. Feb 1877)


    Comment by W. Joseph Martin | July 31, 2020 | Reply

  24. Looking for ancestor of Rose Alma Bouthillier born in 1858, whose family (parents and/or siblings) lived In Kahnawake.


    Comment by Suzanne Barrette | March 17, 2021 | Reply

    • Hello,
      Do you have her husband’s name?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 17, 2021 | Reply

  25. Hi Suzanne if you are interested on your Barrette side i have a Uncle Francois Xavier Taronhiakethon Delaronde who married a Marie Barrette and this was his second marriage they raised my grandmother Mary Ann Karonhiaroroks Delaronde Rice in Kahnawake Que and also Francois and Marie were in my grandparents wedding as well as their daughter Pamella Delaronde was her bridesmaid i have their marriage document!Judy Rice Toffoli


    Comment by Judy Rice Toffoli | March 17, 2021 | Reply

  26. Hi, nice to meet you, your website is great. I have an ancestor named Elizabeth Rice born in Quebec in 1839, married to Robert Farley. Can you tell me if she is any relation to any of these early Rice ancestors?


    Comment by Shannon Leah | April 8, 2021 | Reply

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