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Reader Query: A Dubois’ Maternal Roots In Kahnawake

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Nathalie Dubois writes the following –

I have been searching my genealogic tree on my mother’s side Iroquois Mohawk genealogy of Kahnawake, Quebecwhich 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.


Kahnawake Iroquois marriage | St.Henri m. PhilippeAccording 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.



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External Links

1881 Canada Census

1901 Census of Canada

1911 Census of Canada

1921 Canada Census

September 1, 2012 - Posted by | .


  1. How far back does your Tuegeon research go? I have some but back in the 1600’s then it turns into Nadeau because of a marriage.


    Comment by Lynn | September 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. Sorry, mis typed. Should have been Turgeon.


    Comment by Lynn | September 2, 2012 | Reply

  3. I listed the founding couples of the Turgeons in Quebec here –


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 2, 2012 | Reply

  4. I was so impress by the results of your research, i am grateful too..i will defenetly look up into my ancestors roots from both my parents..once again thank you very much for all the info provided..i sent a picture of my mother and dad *Jocelyne St-marie* and *Marcel Dubois*..


    Comment by nathalie dubois | September 3, 2012 | Reply

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