A Canadian Family

Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

Att: Beauvais & Canadien Families of Kahnawake or New York

Beauvais Cabin | Canadien Beauvais | Maine

Image property of Brian Hinkley


If you belong – or know something – about  the Beauvais or Canadien families, you may be interested in this message from Brian Hinkley which apparently connects to a piece of the family history in mid-20th century Maine. [You can leave a reply for Brian in the comment boxes below and I’ll forward him your message and email].

“I live in a cabin in Oquossoc, Maine on the Rangeley River that I believe Big John Canadien may have originally built. Aida Canadien married Frank C. King and they lived in the cabin, adding to it in the 1940s. Can anyone add to the history of the cabin? Of particular interest is the trophy brook trout that was mounted by Herbie Welch, the most famous taxidermist of the Rangeley Lakes region.

I have many old photos of the King family (Frank and Aida) and possibly of the Canadien family and the Beauvais family. My family bought the house in the 1970s from the French Canadian family that owned it – Beauvais family (I may have the spelling wrong) – possibly Eddie Beauvais and his wife, Francis. I believe their children included a son named Peter. I would be happy to return/share some of the old photos.”


Note from Evelyn: An Aida Canadien is mentioned in A Mohawk Look at Canada: The Adventures of Big John Canadien  by Johnny Beauvais. That Aida Canadien is the granddaughter of Big John and the daughter of Tom Canadien (pg.78).

February 11, 2018 - Posted by | . | ,


  1. hi Evelyn,I am related to Beauvais Family

    Beauvais Ancetre


    BIRTH 1540

    Gerald P. McCauley


    Comment by Have One | February 11, 2018 | Reply

    • Good evening Gerald,
      Thanks for leaving the message. You are connected to a Beauvais back in the 1500s? That’s quite a lineage you have there :-). My Acadian lineage goes back to the end of the 1600s.
      In case you are unaware, the Kahnawake – to my knowledge – goes back to a boy of that name who was adopted into the kahnawake nation from La Prairie.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 11, 2018 | Reply

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