Stories of family and ancestors who lived and worked in Cohoes (textile and garment workers, butchers and barbers), Waterford (canalers), Whitehall (farmers and canalers), Port Henry (iron miners and Civil War soldiers), Champlain (canalers and farmers) and other towns along the Champlain Canal in New York State with some diversions to the places they emigrated from....Quebec (landless farmers, shoemakers, sailors, soldiers), Acadia (more farmers), and even Cornwall, England (tin miners).
Friday, January 14, 2011
A First Nation Mother, Marie Aubois
Marie Christine Aubois, born about 1665, married Jean Roy dit Laliberté in Port Royal (present day Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia) about 1686. She through her maternal line was native American, probably Mi'kmaq and he was a Frenchman from St. Malo. Marie Christine and Jean Roy's daughter, Madeleine Roy, married Louis Fontaine and is a mother-ancestor in the Rivet - Lord family. Madeleine Roy and Louis Fontaine were expelled from Port Royal in the Grand Deportation.