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Reader Query: John Stacey of Caughnawaga – family connections?

Reader Query:

My third great-grand-mother was Mary Ann Stacey. She was born on June 24th 1784. She married Joseph Lecuyer on May 31st 1808. Her father was John Stacey who passed away February 11th 1813. He was married to Marie Louise Ann Daudelin who passed away on April 2nd 1788. This was all in Caughnawaga. Apparently, John Stacey had 14 children. I’m wondering if this is the same Stacey family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lise


This story of the Stacey surname is told at Wikipedia (link follows):

Stacey: John Aionwatha Stacey, an English Protestant boy, was taken captive near Albany in about 1755 during the Seven Years’ War. Stacey was brought to Kahnawake with Jacob Hill and adopted by the Mohawk. Married successively to Agnes Karakwannentha, Louise Daudelin in 1784, and Marie Angélique D’Ailleboust des Musseaux in 1769, he had a total of fourteen children.[3]

I find an “Audelain” marriage as follows: John Stacey married Mary Audelain on June 8th, 1784 at Christ Church (Anglican Church) in Montreal.

The marriage record I see is for a Joseph Lecuyer (son of Paul Lecuyer and Antoinette Daigneau) and Ann Stacey (daughter of Jean Stacey and Anne Daudelin) which takes place on May 30th, 1808 (St-Francois-Xavier-Parish). However, I don’t presently have access to original records at Ancestry.com.

It would seem that you are indeed connected but to go further you would need to consult that original records or someone in Kahnawa’ke.

Good luck with your search!

May 3, 2017 - Posted by | .

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for the info. I was able to access the records on Ancestry.
    I’m hoping that descendants of the 13 children of John Stacey see this and are able to help me with this as well.
    I really appreciate the help.


    Comment by Lise | May 4, 2017 | Reply

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