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From: Jackie Doty <>
Subject: [Q-R] GELINAS-BELLEFEUILLE
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 08:19:41 -0700 (PDT)
What I have. This line connects to a Bellefeuille line I have been working on, but I don't have the patents for Emilie.
Casimir Gelinas (Louis Gelinas-Bellemare and Madeleine Lesieur) m. 10 Jul 1832 in Yamachiche Emilie Rivard-Bellefeuille.
Madeleine Lesieur gr-grandmother was the daughter of an Ilinois Indian chief. See information below.
Died outside of Quebec"
Literally, "pay d'en haut" is translated "up country". Historically, it refers to the land beyond the Outaouais River. From there, it has been extended to all of the Great Lakes region, and to the
Canadian West and the American Northwest. It refers, ultimately, to the territories explored by the "coureurs des bois", in particular Toussaint Charbonneau, who, with his spouse Sakagawea, led the Lewis and Clark Expedition from the mouth of the Missouri to its source, and beyond, to the Pacific.
Translatio of letter:
Joseph Lesieur-Coulomb, born 19 Sep 1688, was married to Madeleine Adouin, daughter of a Chief of the Illinois, about 1720. He was buried on 20 Jul 1723. According to the notes, Joseph Lesieur-Coulomb and Jean-Baptiste Lafond had gone hunting with a party of Illinois. Taken with fever, they remained in the camp while the others went on the hunt. While guarding the provisions, they were attacked by Sioux and killed. This information is recorded in a letter written by Jesuit Father De Kereben, missionary at St-François-Xavier on the Mississippi, to M. Monière, trader at Montreal and Michillimakinac, to whom Joseph Lesieur owed the sum of 180 pounds, French currency. There is no record of the marriage, or of the death of Madeleine Adouin.
got some information about a question that you asked a little while ago about Joseph Lesieur and Madeleine adouin. You can find these information in french book calls Les Vieilles familles d'Yamachiche written by Francois Lesieur-Desaulniers around 1900. Madeleine Adouin was an indian from Illinois and must be married over there. The only thing that we know about is father, that he was an indian chief and there son Jean-Baptiste must be born there too. Mr Lesieur-Desaulniers found a lettre from a missionary called father DeKereben at St-Francois-Xavier, Mississipi dated fron october 23 1723.. This lettre refering to died of Joseph Lesieur who was kill by few indian Scioux october 20 1700. and Madeleine Adouin was living around with her kid. If you would like to have a complet translation of this lettre i'll find a way to do it for you.
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