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Reader Query: Ash m. Duquette – Oral family history – Mohawk Connection

Query:  Hi there, my grandfather Edouard Ash had a mother Anna Duquette, married to a William Ash. My grandmother and grandfather maintained that Anna was Mohawk. After reading everything that is written here it may be that her family was just passing through. Please give me further details. thank you so much. sincerely, Louise Boutin

Information 1

William Ash (son of William Ash and Sophranie Gravel) married Anna Duquette (daughter of Francois-Xavier Duquette and Marie-Louise Piche) in St-Jerome Cathedral (Terrebonne, QC) on March 1st, 1897.

Information 2

Anna Duquette’s parents, Francois-Xavier Duquette (son of Francois-Xavier Duquette and Marcelline Sigouin) and Louise Piche (daughter of Magloire Piche and Scholastique Paquet) had been married in St-Jerome Cathedral in St-Jerome (Terrebonne, QC) on September 7th, 1875.

The following may be Anna Duquette’s parents and siblings in the 1901 census: Exavier Duquette and Marie Louise Duquette living in Sainte-Agathe (Terrebonne, QC) in 1901 with their children: anna, Leontine, Eglantine, Amandine, Joseph, Blandine, Roseanne and Leonne. They are described as French Canadian and Catholic.  Source Citation: Year: 1901; Census Place: Sainte-Agathe, Terrebonne, Quebec; Page: 10; Family No: 76  Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556.

Note: Native Reserves near Ste-Agathe include  Kanesatake and Doncaster.

Anna Duquette’s paternal grandparents, Francois-Xavier Duquette (son of Antoine Duquette and Marie-Angelique Labelle) and Tharsile Sigouin (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Sigouin and Catherine Rochon) were married  in St-Jerome Cathedral in St-Jerome (Terrebonne, QC) on March 6th, 1848.

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  1. Hello, my cousin Francois Lafontaine married Veronika Stacey in 1961 and they had two children that I know of. Do you have any further info, on their status, how long were they accepted on the settlement and so on? thank you

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    Comment by Rose Imbeault | February 22, 2016 | Reply

  2. Hi there. My name is Howard Duquette I live in nh. My great grand father came from la prairie quebec. His name was Agustus. He was born on the family farm. It was in the family for 200 years. One of the family members had done the family history. The book was in french . I remember that first name was Denis Dugauy in France in 1726. I was on the family farm when I was very young. If anyone has info about the book or wants to know more. Contact me at massageum44@gmail.com or massageum@hotmail.com. maybe we can help each other with our family history. Thank you Howard

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    Comment by Howard Duquette | August 17, 2020 | Reply

    • Hello Howard,
      La Prairie is just a short drive from here 🙂 If you don’t find the book and have questions please feel free to leave them.
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 17, 2020 | Reply


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