||28. Raphael5 Fagnant was born circa 1756 at Quebec, Canada. He died on 22
November 1836 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. He was buried on 24 November 1836
at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
Children of Raphael5 Fagnant
and Native Woman (see #29) were as follows:
ii. Joseph Fagnant.
iii. Francois Fagnant was born in 1790 at Red
River(1850Ci Minn, page 20; Dwelling 22, Family 22.). He married Charlotte Falardeau
before 1823. He married Magdeleine Lemire, daughter of Pierre Lemire and Marie Blackfoot,
on 27 November 1832 at St.Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.
He and Madeleine Fagnant were enumerated in the census on
30 August 1850 at Pembina, Minnesota Territory. Also in the family: Cuthbert Fagnant,
Rosalie Fagnant, Paul Fagnant, Catherine Fagnant, Francois Xavier Fagnant, Moise Fagnant,
Madeleine Fagnant, Marie Fagnant, and Isabelle Fagnant. 22, 22, Francois Fion, age 60, M,
Hunter, b. Red River Br.; Magdaline, age 40, F, b. Red River Br.; Cuthbert, age 22, M,
Hunter, b. Red River Br.; Rossilee, age 20, F, b. Red River Br.; Paul, age 16, hunter, b.
Red River Br.; Catherine, age 14, F, b. Red River Br.; J. Savires, age 12, M, b. Red River
Br.; Moyese, age 10, M, b. Red River Br.; Magdalane, age 8, F, b. Red River Br.; Mary, age
6, F, b. Red River Br.; Isabella, age 3, F, b. Red River Br(ibid.). He was a hunter on 30
August 1850 at Pembina, Minnesota Territory(ibid.). He was enumerated in the census on 15
July 1870 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. Also in the family(1870C-MB,
iv. Josephte Fagnant was born circa 1791. She died on 20
November 1871 at Lac Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.
14 v. Jean Baptiste Fagnant.
vi. Antoine Fagnant was born circa 1804. He died on 10
June 1856 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. He was buried on 10 June 1856 at
St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
||29. Native5 Woman.
||30. Michel Monet dit5 Bellehumeur was born circa 1780 at Quebec, Canada.
Children of Michel Monet dit5
Bellehumeur and Marguerite Grant (see #31) were as follows:
i. Michel Monet dit4
Bellehumeur and Reine Lagimoniere were never legally married No marriage record has been
found, but Michel is probably the son of Michel Monet & Marguerite Grant circa 1832.
He married Josephte Saulteaux on 5 February 1839 at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada.
He married Josephte Bruyere before 1846; Probable s/o Michel Monet & Marguerite Grant.
||15 ii. Josephte dit Bellehumeur Monet.
iii. Andre dit Bellehumeur Monet was born on 7 February
1805 at Ruperts Land.
||31. Marguerite5 Grant.
||32. Beaudry ou6 Gaudry.
Children of Beaudry ou6 Gaudry and an
unknown spouse were as follows:
i. Louison Joseph Gaudry5
ii. Josephte Gaudry was born circa 1780. She died before
16 iii. Joseph (dit Gaudry) Beaudry.
||33. Joseph6 Desjarlais and Okimaskwew - (see #34) were married according to
the custom of the country.
Children of Joseph6 Desjarlais and
Okimaskwew - (see #34) were:
||18 i. Joseph Ladouceur dit5
||34. Okimaskwew6 - and Joseph Desjarlais (see #33) were married according to the
custom of the country.
||35. Joseph Soldat6 Cardinal married Louise Frobisher (see #36), daughter of Joseph
Frobisher and Charlotte Joubert, on 30 April 1844 at Fort des Prairie. He married Isabelle
Capot-Vert, daughter of (--?--) Capot-Vert and (--?--) Vermillon, on 17 May 1849 at Fort
des Prairie. He died in September 1856 at Lac la Biche.
Children of Joseph Soldat6 Cardinal and
Louise Frobisher (see #36) were as follows:
Cardinal was born in 1789. She died on 30 April 1859.
ii. Jacques Cardinal was born in 1797 at Moose Mountain,
near Pitt. He married Josephte Cree in 1810. He married Marguerite Desjarlais, daughter of
(--?--) Desjarlais and une Sauteuse, in 1820. He was baptised on 19 April 1846.
He had a scrip application: in 1900: Cardinal, Jacque
#581 Address: Lac la Biche Born: 1797, Moose Mountain near Pitt Father: Joseph Cardinal
(French Cdn) Mother: Lizette (Maskegan Indian) Married: 1) 1814, Lac la Biche, Josephte
(Cree) 2) 1820, Lac la Biche, Marguerite Desjarlais Children: 8 living, names on
application Notes: 1. ? on relationship(HBSI.).
||19 iii. Josephte Cardinal.
iv. Pierre Cardinal was born between 1810 and 1817. He
married Marguerite Isimakits on 30 April 1844 at Fort des Prairie. He was baptised on 30
April 1844. He died circa 28 February 1875 at Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada. He was buried
on 28 February 1875 at Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada.
v. Nancy Anne Cardinal was born circa 1814. She was
baptised on 4 November 1844. She married Basil Beaudoin dit Labonne, son of Basile
Beaudoin and Francoise Castor, on 4 November 1844 at Fort des Prairie, Isle a la Crosse.
vi. Laurent Cardinal was born in 1819. He was baptised on
4 November 1844. He married Marie Mondion ou Moignon, daughter of Joseph Mondion and
Susanne Nadeau, on 4 November 1844 at Fort des Prairie, Isle a la Crosse. He died in
August 1855 at Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada.
vii. Norbert Soldat Kamiyowatamuit Cardinal was born
circa 1829 at Buffalo Lake. He married Nancy-Anne Beaudoin dit Labonne, daughter of Basil
Beaudoin dit Labonne and Nancy Anne Cardinal, on 24 April 1853 at Ste.Anne. He died circa
April 1874 at Fort Saskatchewan.
||36. Louise6 Frobisher was born in 1772. She married Joseph Soldat Cardinal
(see #35), son of Joseph Cardinal and Marie Amable Rimbault or Imbault, on 30 April 1844
at Fort des Prairie.
||37. Donald Ban Mor6 McGillis married Mary McDonell (see #38), daughter of Ranald
McDonell, before 1758.
McGillis Family; by Clarence A. Kipling:
My G.G.G.Grandfather was named Donald Ban Mor McGillis,
the term Ban Mor is a Gaelic Legend meaning Big Fair Donald. The wife of Donald Ban Mor
McGillis was Mary McDonell of Lundy, daughter of Ranald McDonell of Lundy, the McDonell of
Lundy were an important Sept of Glengarry Scotland.
Donald and Mary McGillis were Highland Scots and their
home in the year 1767 was Munerighie, Inverness-shire Scotland.
In mid September 1773 Donald and Mary and family boarded
the British navy frigate named 'Pearl', they arrived in Albany, New York in October 1773.
The migration to America was led by three brothers named
McDonell. John, Sir William and Allan McDonell and their cousin, Spanish John McDonell,
who was born at Knoydart, Scotland in 1828??. They also brought with them their Catholic
priest named Father McKenna.
Donald Ban Mor McGillis and his cousin, Donald McGillis
Jr., leased 100 acres of land from Sir William Johnson, who owned a great deal of land in
the area, which had been given to him for his service in the early French war. The names
of the two Donald McGillises appear on Sir John Johnson's Rent Roll of the Kingsborough
Patent, which lay four miles north of the present day Mowhawk River filling most of the
present day Johnstown.
The McGillis family farmed their lands in Tryon County
until the American Revolution broke out on April 10, 1774 and many of these people had
their land and possessions taken by the rebels and fighting on the British side, the
farmers were deprived of their lands.
Donald Ban Mor McGillis seems to have left his land where
he farmed and joined the Kings Royal Regiment of New York on May 6, 1876. From June 25, to
December 24, 1877 he was at LaPrairie.
The Haldimand papers concerning returns of Loyalists that
were quartered at Lachine, Quebec, appears the name of Donald McGillis for the period from
October 25th to November 1780, with a wife and three sons and a daughter. He had served
with the Royal Yorkers Regiment from March 25th to April 24th, 1781. From August 24, 1781
to September 24, 1781, still receiving provisions at Lachine, Quebec, his son Hugh
McGillis was taken off the provisions list as he was 13 years old and was fit for service.
After the War was over Sir John Johnson organized a trek
to Upper Canada with 800 United Empire Loyalists. These families had to make their way
through wilderness, using canoes on the streams. They carried on their backs what
household goods they could carry. From Montreal they used military bateaux to carry them
up the streams of the St.Lawrence River, until they reached the vicinity of Lake
St.Francis. The Government land office was located at New Johnstown near Cornwall,
Ontario. The Loyalists showed their military records before receiving their deeds for the
land grants which were given to the soldiers and families for their service in the British
army by the Imperial Government.
Donald Ban Mor McGillis was now known as Sgt. Donald Ban
Mor McGillis and his land grant was located on the East 1/4 Lot, 2, South Side of the
River Aux Raisin (Black River) on the banks near Williamstown, Charlottenburgh, Glengarry,
On October 16, 1784 a return of disbanded troops and
dependents at Township No.I (Charlottenburgh) included an entry for Sgt. Donald McGillis
with wife and 3 children with notation on their land.
According to a claim presented to the Government by Sgt.
Donald Ban Mor Mcgillis, dated Jan. 25, 1788 at Montreal, Canada, it states that he was
sending his son Hugh McGillis to bring official evidence of his claim and stated he was
very ill and not able to attend. The statement read as follows: Donald McGillis, Late of
Tryon County, New York is very ill and keeps to his bed and cannot attend, he was in Sir
John Johns 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Regiment of New York, he was at Lachine, Quebec in
1783 and gave his claim to Captain Angus McDonell, he was a native of Scotland and came to
America in 1773, had five sons in the British Army, he joined the British in 1777, served
until the end of the war, produces his discharge as a Sergeant and now lives in New
Johnstown, Upper Canada, had rented lands in America and 3 cows, 6 hogs, 3 pigs, 50
skipples of wheat, furniture and clothing, he left the place in Tryon County in 1777, the
stock was left ont he land.
Sgt. Donald Ban Mor McGillis and Mary McDonell of Lundy
had the following children: Ranald Gillis, Captain Donald Ban Og McGillis, John Go
McGillis, Laird Hugh McGillis, Angus McGillis, Duncan McGillis, Isabella McGillis, and
possibly Archie McGillis.
On Jan. 8, 1796 at River Aux Raisin a document made out
by Sgt. Donald Ban Mor McGillis, shows a transfer of lands to his eldest son John Go
Mcgillis (Go means Smith in Gaelic) and John was a blacksmith. The lands were given to
Sgt. Donald Ban Mor McGillis for his military service. The lands were described as East
1/4 Lot, 2, South Side of the River Aux Raisin, which was 109 acres, Lot 20 in the 5th
Concession of the township of Kenyon, Ontario, East 1/4 Lot 21 South Side of the River Aux
Raisin in Charlottenburgh, Ontario. In 1817-19 John Go McGillis took steps in getting this
land registered in his own name.
John Go McGillis was born in the Highlands of Scotland in
1750s?. He emigrated to the American Colonies in 1773 with his family. He resided there in
the Colonies Previous to the breaking out of the American Revolutionary War. He joined the
Royal standard in the year 1775 in a corps of volunteers also called the 84th Highland
Regiment, commanded by Captain Tallmay and served as a Lieut. in the said corps. John
received his commission, signed by Governor Tryon and Governor Patters, who was when
Commandant in New York.
John Go was taken prisoner in the year 1781 at Gloucester
Point. He was at the head of a boat, employed in bringing entrenching tools from the
British shipping. On the 5th May 1783, when John Go was leaving New York, the vessel in
which he was and other Loyalists, upset between New York and Staten Island. Every soul but
him and one other person perished. At this time John Go lost his trunk, which contained
his Commission of Lieut. He went on to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and remained there until
coming to the River Aux Raisin in 1789. After he got to Cape Breton, John Go married
Catherine McMillan, the daughter of Hugh McMillan and Mary. They had a son Donald
McGillis, born 1784 in Cape Breton and he married Ruby Rutherford on December 28, 1820 at
Lochiel, Ontario(Charles Denney.).
Children of Donald Ban Mor6 McGillis and
Mary McDonell (see #38) were as follows:
McGillis married Mary Coon or Kuhn, daughter of Jacob Coon or Kuhn, on 28 September 1794
at Christ Church, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
ii. Archie McGillis.
iii. Ranald McGillis.
iv. Gillis McGillis.
v. John Go McGillis married Catherine
McMillan, daughter of Hugh McMillan and (--?--) Mary. He was born at Scotland. He married
Catherine McMillan, daughter of Hugh McMillan and (--?--) Mary, at Cape Breton, Nova
vi. Donald Ban Og McGillis was born in 1758
at Scotland(ibid.). He died on 30 November 1843 at River Aux Raisin, Ontario, Canada.
vii. Hugh McGillis was buried at St.Marys,
Williamstown, Ontario, Canada. He was born circa 1765 at Munerighie, Inverneshire,
Scotland. He died on 23 July 1848.
viii. Isabelle McGillis married Alexander
'Black Alex' McDonald. She was born circa 1770. She died before 1847.
24 ix. Angus McGillis.