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
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.
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.
DEC. EN 1913
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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers (Duquet, Mailloux)
Following some research I did awhile back for Carmen Vieau about her father’s belief that their family was in some way connected to Caughnawaga, I decided to list the Caughnawaga-related Viau marriages that I have from their parish records, as well as some links to related census records.
The first Viau couple that I identified who were associated with Caughnawaga for many years consisted of Alexis Viau (son of Joseph Viau and Felicite Briault) who had married Theotiste Guerin (daughter of Jean Guerin and Marie Louise Marotte) on February 14th, 1825 in her parish of La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge in Lapraire. The Viaus were from Laprairie. Alexis descended from Joseph and Felicite and then 1. Louis Viau who had married Felicite Breau on January 17th, 1791 and 2. Pierre Viau who had married Marie Menard in Longueuil (Chambly) on January 17th, 1747.
If we turn our attention back to Alexis Viau and Theotiste Guerin at the time they were living in Kahnawake, we can see the following offspring who were all married in St-Francois-Xavier Parish:
Francois Xavier Bourdeau (son of Francois Bourdeau and Charlotte Gagnon) married Anne Viau on November 3rd, 1857.
Gilbert Viau married Odile Gibeau (daughter of Jacques Gibeau and Angelique Perras) on July 4th, 1864. (A note on the marriage records states that he had previously been married to Cleophee Bourdeau but I haven’t located the marriage record).
Hormidas Viau married Alphonsine Gagnon (daughter of Francois Gagnon and Marie Rufiange) on February 11th, 1870.
Isaie Viau L’Esperance married Marie Livernois (daughter of Francois Livernois and Sophie Viau) on October 9th, 1871.
Other Viau marriages from the St-Francois-Xavier Parish records
Gedeon Viau (Louis Viau/Catherine Demers of St-Constant)
This is a follow-up to an earlier post in which Donna Lee Duquette was asking whether I could shed light on any possible connections between her Duquette ancestors and Caughnawaga.
My basic findings are that one line of Duquettes settled in the region of Chateauguay, and some of these were among the French Canadians who were allowed at one time to live in Caughnawaga. Most of these were farmers who were permitted to lease land (which is no longer the case).
Here are a few connections I’ve found after a cursory examination of several online sources and I would ask that any readers with connections (or further information) about these Duquettes consider leaving information or contact details in the comment boxes below. Merci!
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A Caughnawaga marriage from 1864
Jean Baptiste Duquette (son of Jean Baptiste Duquette and Josette Laberge) married Virginie Viau (daughter of Joseph Viau and Marie Anne Gervais) on January 25th, 1864 in St-Francois-Xavier Parish in Caughnawaga.
Note 1: Viau family – At a certain point, Virginie’s uncle Alexis Viau died, and his wife Theotiste Guerin remarried and gave birth to many children in Caughnawaga.
This Jean Baptiste Duquette (who married Virginie Viau) descends as follows from Denys Duquette and Catherine Gauthier –
Jean Baptiste Duquette and Marie Josette Laberge who married on 12 January 1761 in Chateauguay. Continue reading
This is a recent message from Donna Lee Duquette –
Hello, I am writing on behalf of my 89 year old father George Philip Duquette. He remembers his grandfather Philias Duquette chanting “Indian” songs in his senior years. Dad was told that Philias was born and raised in Caughnawaga Quebec. Dad has told us many stories of his grandfather and family. I would like to provide him with validation of his memories.
Some info. that I have about Philias follows
DUQUETTE, Philias Dominic
Birth : 10 OCT 1851 Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
Death : 21 NOV 1940 Massachusetts USA
I am thanking you for any help you might give, or any leads you might offer me.
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My preliminary research shows that your family descends from many of the earliest French Canadian pioneer families and that your line is closely connected to some Duquettes with Caughnawaga connections.
As always, I begin this response by identifying your particular lineage and I hope that any readers connected to this lineage will leave a comment to help out Donna Lee and others. Continue reading
Catherine Lefebvre 1807 – 1889
Michel Laberge 1837 – 1909
Marie Laberge 1840 – 1884
J.Bte Laberge 1847 – 1921
Marguerite Duquette 1858 – 1907
Edouard Laberge 1838 – 1914
Marie Laberge 1841 – 1915
BMS2000 has two marriages that would be connected to this family. The earliest is the marriage of Charles Laberge (son of Louis Laberge and Marie Anne Auger) to Catherine Lefebvre (daughter of Pierre Lefebvre and Marguerite Giroux in St-Joachim parish on February 22nd, 1830. The witnesses included: Hyacinte, Laberge, Pierre Laberge, Pierre Lefebvre and P. Grenier (the priest).