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Nathalie Dubois writes the following –
I have been searching my genealogic tree on my mother’s side which is known to be Iroquois from Kahnawake (First Nation Turtle clan). My grand-mother’s name was Marguerite Philipps, she married my grandfather Henri St-Marie around 1950. I know all the children descendants (my aunts and uncles) but nothing prior … would like to find out about the Philipps descendants.
According to the original marriage record, Henri St-Marie and Marguerite Philippe were married in Christ Roi Parish (Chateauguay) on January 22nd, 1940. Henri’s parents were Alfred St-Henri and (?) St. Marie while Marguerite was the daughter of Pierre Philippe and Rosa Anna Rufiange. Both sets of parents were from Chateauguay.
Marguerite’s parents Pierre Philippe and Rose Anna Rufiange had been married in St-Joachim Parish (Chateauguay) on September 19th, 1914. This was a second marriage for both as Pierre Philippe had been married to Rosina Dubuc while Elisa Rosanna had been married to Hubert D’Abonville.
It was on researching the Philippe/Dubuc marriage record that I found this –
On April 19th, 1899, Pierre Phillips Oronhiakethe ( formerly married to Marie-Anne Couteaucasse Teionatakwen) married Marie Rosine Dubuc (daughter of Jean Baptiste Dubuc and Marie Anne Bourget) on April 10th, 1899 in St-Francois-Xavier Parish in Kahnawake (Quebec).
which might be your ancestors.
We can go back one more generation in the Phillips line by examining Pierre’s first marriage –
On November 11th, 1889, Pierre Phillips Otsitsiakehte (son of Thomas Sonores and Rose Turgeon) married Marie Anne Couteaucasse Tionatakwent (daughter of Jacques Teionetakwente and Marie Onesime Viau) in St-Francois-Xavier Parish, Kahnawake.
And Pierre’s parents were –
Thomas Phillips Sonorese (son of Michel Sokierakarontio and Marguerite Williams Kahentison) and Rose Turgeon (daughter of Joseph Turgeon and Catherine Lefebvre). They were married on February 27th, 1854, also in St-Francois Xavier Parish.