x. Archange Desjarlais was born circa
1828. She was baptised on 11 November 1844.
xi. Jean Marie Desjarlais was born circa 1830. He was
baptised on 11 November 1844. He married Genevieve Cardinal, daughter of Jacques Cardinal
and Marguerite Desjarlais, on 28 May 1867 at Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada.
xii. Genevieve Desjarlais was born circa 1831. She was
baptised on 4 November 1844. She died on 10 January 1914 at Tofield, Alberta, Canada.
xiii. Paulette Desjarlais was born in 1832 at Lac
Ste.Anne. He was baptised on 3 October 1838. He married Lizette Bruneau on 7 May 1854 at
Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada. He married Betsy Cardinal, daughter of Louis Cardinal and
Susanne Nipissing Desjarlais Courteoreille, on 13 April 1869 at Lac la Biche, Alberta,
xiv. Marguerite Desjarlais was born in April 1836. She
was baptised on 3 October 1838. She married St.Luc Cardinal, son of Pierre Cardinal and
Marguerite Isimakits, on 15 October 1854 at Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada.
xv. Louis Desjarlais was born circa 1840. She was
baptised on 1 November 1844.
||19. Josephte5 Cardinal was born circa 1800 at Lac la Biche. She married Joseph
Ladouceur dit Desjarlais (see #18), son of Joseph Desjarlais and Okimaskwew -, on 4
November 1844 at Fort des Prairie; M-55 Desjarlais, Joseph born 1796 s/o Joseph Desjarlais
& Okemakwe & Josephte Cardinal born 1795 d/o Joseph Cardinal & Louise
Frobisher Children: Louise, Josephte, Susanne, Jean Marie, Francois, Archange, Genevieve
(FDP, M-55.). She was baptised on 4 November 1844 at Fort des Prairie. She died on 4 March
1875 at Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada. She was buried on 8 May 1875 at Lac la Biche,
||20. Joseph5 Leveille.
Children of Joseph5 Leveille and
Isabelle Boivin (see #21) were:
10 i. Pierre4
Children of Alex5 McKenzie and Marie - (see #23) were:
||21. Isabelle5 Boivin.
||22. Alex5 McKenzie was born at Scotland.
11 i. Julie4
||23. Marie5 -.
||24. Angus5 McGillis was born circa 1774 at Tryon County, New York. He and
Marguerite Vent-de-Bout (see #25) were married according to the custom of the country
before 1798. He married Marguerite Vent-de-Bout on 11 January 1830 at St.Boniface,
Manitoba, Canada. He died on 23 January 1842 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. He
was buried on 25 January 1842 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
Clarence Kipling: 'History of Mr. Angus McGillis (Great
'Angus McGillis was one of the sons of Sargeant Donald
McGillis and Mary McDowell who were United Empire loyalists residing in Glengarry,
Ontario, Upper Canada. Possibly Angus was born in Tryon County, New York, which is called
Johnston, New York today, where his family lived after coming from Invernessshire,
Scotland in October 1773 on ship 'Pearl'.
'Angus entered the service of the North West Company as a
clerk. He was at Fort Dauphin, Manitoba, in 1805. In 1821, the North West Company united
with the Hudson's Bay Company and Angus was employed only one season as a clerk at Swan
River District. After this he retired from the Company in 1822. He settled in the Red
River District along the Assiniboine River, where the settlers were given their lots:
measuring 12 chains wide; which ran two miles back from the river. In the early days was
called White Horse Plains, then Grantown (named after his son-in-law Cuthbert Grant, who
became very prominent) now called St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba. Angus McGillis'
House lay on the east side of Cuthbert Grant, Jr.'s
house. Beyond that were lots and home of son of Angus McGillis. On the west side of him,
or west side of the mission, lived Urbain Delorme, the father of his daughter-in-law,
Marguerite Delorme, who later married his youngest son Cuthbert McGillis. Urbain Delorme,
next to Grant, was the greatest of the plains hunters. In 1824 (Spring), the McGillis's
began building their homes and began breaking their land. In 1827, Angus had 20 acres
under plough and had about L2,000 to L3,000. He gave his daughter Marie L500 as a dowry,
when she married Cuthbert Grant, Jr. In 1823, the McGillis family were described as devout
Catholics. Grantown was located on the North bank of the Assiniboine River, beginning 12
miles above Fort Garry, extending six miles westward along the River Smiles Berth back
from the river frontage. Governor Simpson gave the land to Cuthbert Grant, Jr. for this
settlement (French speaking settlement). Angus was married to Marguerite Vent-de-Bout,
native of Fort William, Ontario'(Charles Denney.). Clarence Kipling: I must tell you a bit
about my G.G.Grandfather Angus McGillis. He was employed with the HBC, for one season
only, as a clerk at Swan River Manitoba in 1822. He retired in 1822 and remained in the
Red River Settlement, not returning to his original home in Glengarry, Ontario. Angus and
wife, Marguerite, lived at White Horse Plains, Manitoba, later named Grantown for his
son-in-law Cuthbert Grant Jr. Angus built his home there in the spring of 1824, along with
his sons homes. He began breaking his land, in 182. He had 20 acres under plough and had
money amounting to 2-3000 pounds. His home lay on the east side of his son-in-law Cuthbert
Grant Jr., who was called 'Warden of the Plains'. Beyond thay lay lots and home of his
father-in-law, Urbain Henault dit Delorme and his son Cuthbert McGillis. Urbain Henault
dit Delorme, next to Grant, was the greatest of the plains hunters of that era. In 1824
their homes stood on the north bank of the Assiniboine River, beginning 12 miles above
Fort Garry and extending 6 miles westward along the river frontage. Governor Simpson gave
Cuthbert Grant Jr. this land which the village was located on(ibid.). Reference:
'Reference of Angus' McGillis Taken from Daniel Harmons Journal:
'In the Swan River Department in 1803, on October 30,
1802, it states Angus McGillis, brother of Hugh McGillis, and Augustin Nolan who have
passed the greater part of the Summer with me have set off for their winter quarters at
Fort Daupin Manitoba, in the Swan River district. In March 10, 1803, Mr. Angus McGillis
arrived from Alexandria Fort located near Swan River, where he paid a visit to his brother
and is on his way home to Fort Daupin. March 19, 1805, Angus McGillis after having past
several days with us this morning, set off to their respective homes (Fort Dauphin)' on 30
Children of Angus5 McGillis and
Marguerite Vent-de-Bout (see #25) were as follows:
12 i. Alexandre4
McGillis dit Giroux.
ii. Marguerite McGillis was born circa 1802 at Lac
Manitoba(MBS, C-14927.). She was born circa 1807(1850Ci Minn Harpole, Patricia C. and Mary
D. Nagle, ed., Minnesota Territorial Census, 1850 (St.Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota
Historical Society, 1972), page 27, Dwelling 89; Family 89.). She married Basile Delorme
She had a scrip application: on 26 June 1877 at
St.Francois Xavier, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada,: Margaret Delorme; SFX; Marquette; widow
of Bazile Delorme; HB Head: myself and family; Born: 1802; Lac Manitoba; Father: Angus
McGillis [was]; Mother: Margaret (Cree) [was]; English; Margaret Delorme (x); 26 June
1877; A. G. B. Bannatyne; of Winnipeg; Pascal Breland; SFX(MBS, C-14927.).
iii. Marie McGillis was born circa 1806. She married
Cuthbert James Grant, son of Cuthbert Grant and (--?--) Metisse, circa October 1824 at
St.Boniface, Red River(Charles Denney.). She died on 29 April 1856 at St.Francois Xavier,
Manitoba, Canada. She was buried on 30 April 1856 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada(
This is the girl that was married to "CUTHBERT GRANT THE WARDEN OF THE PLAINS"
he is in the book, CUTHBERT GRANT OF GRANTOWN mdb)
iv. Daniel McGillis was born circa 1809. He married
Julie Rocheblanc, daughter of Pierre Rocheblanc and Marguerite Boucher, on 11 January 1830
at St.Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. He died on 1 May 1869 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba,
Canada. He was buried on 3 May 1869 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
v. William McGillis was born circa 1814. He married Marie
Campbell, daughter of John Duncan Campbell and Catherine Montagnais, on 12 January 1836 at
St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. He died on 6 June 1868 at St.Francois Xavier,
Manitoba, Canada. He was buried on 8 June 1868 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
vi. Duncan McGillis was born in 1815. He died before
vii. Isabelle McGillis was born circa 1819 at Red
River(1850Ci Minn, page 25, Dwelling 73, Family 73.). She married Edouard Wills, son of
John Wills and Josephte Grant, on 10 October 1836 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
Reference: at Lewistown USA in 1900 in 1900(Charles
viii. Cuthbert McGillis was born on 22 December 1822 at
Fort Dauphin, Lac Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada. He married Marguerite Henault dit Delorme,
daughter of Urbain Henault dit Delorme and Madeleine Vivier, on 1 February 1842 at
St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. He died on 23 June 1906 at Duhamel, Alberta, Canada,
at age 83. He was buried on 23 June 1906 at Duhamel, Alberta, Canada.
||25. Marguerite5 Vent-de-Bout was born circa 1780. She and Angus McGillis (see
#24) were married according to the custom of the country before 1798. She married Angus
McGillis, son of Donald Ban Mor McGillis and Mary McDonell, on 11 January 1830 at
St.Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. She was buried on 4 October 1851 at St.Francois Xavier,
Cree. She was also known as Notinikaban.
||26. Charles Joseph5 Bottineau and Techomehgood Assiniboine (see #27) were married
according to the custom of the country between 1797 and 1801. He and Margaret Ah-dick
Songab were married according to the custom of the country before 1808. He died in 1824 at
East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
Reference: Charles Bottineau. From an affidavit by Laura
Bottineau Grey in 1832: 'Charles Bottineau, was a guide and voyageur in the employ of the
Northwest Fur Company, and Alexander Henry, a fur trader of said company, until the year
1805. He came into the Chippewa country with the early French fur traders about the year
1787. During the period of his employment with said fur traders among the Chippewa
Indians, he met and married my grandmother, Margarette Ahdik Songab, of the Reindeer, or
Ahdik Clan of the Red Lake Tribe, a native full-blood Chippewa Indian....
Said Charles Bottineau, after his term of employment with
the fur traders expired, lived with his family and the applicant's grandmother, with the
tribe in their customary ranges. During all the period of his life with the Indians he was
recognized and respected by them as a member and followed the chase with them, hunting and
trapping for a livelihood. He took a leading and influential part in the affairs of the
tribe and was looked upon as an advisor in their councils until he died in 1824.
'Upon the death of Charles Bottineau, the applicant's
grandmother, his wife, Margarette Ahdik Songab, with her then family of twelve children,
six sons and six daughters, remained among the Indians in said country. Several of her
sons followed the chase, hunting and trapping, and she and they remained in the Indian
country for a great number of years, after which she moved with one daughter, Susan, and a
son, the applicant's father Pierre Bottineau, and her two youngest children, to other
parts, now known as Hennepin County, in the State of Minnesota, where she died in 1864
leaving a number of descendants residing with said Chippewa Indians in the said Indian
country of Minnesota. Her descendants are scattered since in various parts of the country,
in the states of Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, and Wisconsin' circa 1832(Cindy Charlebois
Research.). Reference: From Lola Lajimodiere: Charles Bottineau a Voyager of the N.W.Co.,
.. married twice. First wife, name unknown, a full blood from the Hair Hills. Second wife,
Margaret Songab also called Machequayzane of the Ahdik-Reindeer Clan. Her first husband an
Indian man and second husband Peter Grant circa 1980. Reference: From James Chesebro:
'Genealogy, Part Four; Page 1-5