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Biographies of the Metis Who Petitioned to Join Treaty Four

On September 7, 1876, 30 Metis at Fort Walsh submitted a petition, on behalf of the


Metis of the four districts of Assiniboia to oin !reat" #$ !he follo%in& men si&ned this
petition
Adam, Jeremie. (b. 18!"
'eremie Adam %as born on Februar" 17, 18(), the son of 'ean *aptiste Adam and
Marie *o"er$ +e married 'ulie ,aroc-ue, the dau&hter of 'ean *aptiste ,aroc-ue and
'ulie ,emire at ,ebret in 1873$ *aptiste ,aroc-ue also si&ned this petition$ 'eremie also
si&ned a petition for a Metis reser.e in Montana, sent b" ,ouis /iel to 0eneral 1elson A$
Miles, Au&ust 6, 1880$
Adam, Jeremie2 concernin& the claims of his deceased children3 Marie 1athalie,
born3 187#, bet%een Wild +orse ,a4e and 5"press +ills, died3 18782 *aptiste, born3
1876 at 5"press +ills near Fort Walsh, died3 18802 'osephine, born3 1883 at Old
Wifes 5ree4, died3 18872 address3 S%eet 0rass, Montana2 father3 'eremie Adam
M6tis and deponent72 mother3 'ulie ,aroc-ue 8M6tis72 scrip cert$3 form 9, nos$3 131),
131# and 13162 claim no$ 1):)
Adam, Ju#ie, nee ,aroc-ue ; 5oncernin& her claim as child ; Address, Willo%
*unch ; *orn, St$ *oniface, 18(8 ; Father, 'ean *aptiste ,aroc-ue, 8M6tis7 ; Mother,
'ulie ,emire, 8M6tis7 ; Married, 187# on <lains to J$r$mie Adam ; 5hildren li.in&,
four ; 5hildren deceased, t%o 8names and birth dates on applicaton7 ; Scrip for =)#0
; 5laim 1601
Adam, %ouis2 address3 S%eet 0rass, Montana2 claim no$ 1)682 born3 )) September,
188# at Wood Mountain2 father3 Jerry Adam 8M6tis72 mother3 'ulie ,aroc-ue
8M6tis72 scrip cert$3 form 5, no$ 8)#
Allard, Marie !herese2 address3 S%eet 0rass, Montana2 claim no$ 1)1)2 born3 10
'anuar", 1876 at 5"press +ills2 father3 Jeremiah Adam 8M6tis72 mother3 'ulie
,aroc-ue 8M6tis72 scrip cert$3 form 5, no$ 778
Adam, Mo&se. (b. 18'("
Moise Adam %as born on 9ecember #, 18#:, the son of 'ean *aptiste Adam
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8b$
18)07 and Marie *o"er 8b$ 18)(7$ +e married Marie ,6.eill6, the dau&hter of ,ouis
,6.eill6 and Mar&uerite 0er.ais at ,ebret in 187), then married >sabelle <oitras the
dau&hter of 0abriel <oitras and >sabelle Malaterre at Willo% *unch in 1:0:$ +e si&ned a
petition for a Metis reser.e in Montana, sent b" ,ouis /iel to 0eneral 1elson A$ Miles,
Au&ust 6, 1880$
5hildren3
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!he son of 'ean *aptiste Adam Sr$and Madeleine ,emire, the dau&hter of <ierre ,emire and Marie
8*lac4foot7,he died before 183)$
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Adeline, born Ma" 188( in S%ift 5urrent$
?ir&inie, born 187: in S%ift 5urrent$
@ilda, born 188) in 5"press +ills$
An&eli-ue, born 1876 in S%ift 5urrent$
Marie 'osephte born 187# in Fort Walsh$
Adam, Moise2 concernin& the claim of his dau&hter @ilda2 claim no$ 1)832 address3
S%ift 5urrent2 born3 188) at 5"press +ills2 father3 Moise Adam 8M6tis72 mother3
Mar" ,e.eillee 8M6tis72 scrip cert$3 form 5, no$ 8##$
Adam, Moise2 concernin& his claim as a child2 claim no$ 72 address3 S%ift 5urrent2
born3 18#: at St$ Francois Aa.ier2 father3 'ean *aptiste Adam 8M6tis72 mother3 Marie
*o"er 8M6tis72 married3 187) at White Mud /i.er to Marie Oti4anan&2 children
li.in&3 (2 children deceased3 )2 scrip for =160$00$
Amyotte, Fran)ois **. (b. 181("
FranBois %as the son of FranBois Am"otte Sr$ and Marie 85ree7, he married ,ouise
C,ucieD +amelin
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, 8b$ 18)(7 the dau&hter of 'ac-ues;*onhomme +amelin 817:7;18(67
and Marie Allar" 8b3 180(7 sometime before 18#3$ !he" are enumerated in the <embina
5ensus of 18(0 as Famil" E 10#$ Francois si&ned ,ouis /ielFs Au&ust 6, 1880 petition for
a reser.e in Montana$
Amyotte, Fran)ois2 concernin& the claim of his deceased dau&hter Mathilde
Am"otte2 claim no$ 80#2 address3 9unsuth2 born3 3 April, 187#2 father3 Francois
Am"otte 8M6tis and deponent72 mother3 5elina *eriau or *oisclair 8M6tis72 died3
187#2 heir3 her father3 Francois Am"otte, the deponent2 scrip cert$3 form 9, no$ #76
Amyotte, Fran+ois2 concernin& the claims of his t%o deceased children3 Adele and
1apoleon2 address3 9unsuth2 born3 1apoleon3 1870 at 9irt +ills2 Adele3 187: at 9irt
+ills2 father3 FranBois Am"otte 8M6tis and deponent72 mother3 5elina *oisclair or
*ereau 8M6tis72 died3 1apoleon3 8 April 18762 Adele3 'anuar", 187:2 heir3 their
father, FranBois Am"otte, the deponent2 scrip cert$3 form 9, no$ 33) and form 9, no$
33#2 claim no$ 6:3$
Scrip affida.it for Amiotte, *aptiste2 born3 'ul", 18#82 father3 Fran)ois Amiotte
8M6tis72 mother3 ,ouise +amelin 8M6tis72 claim no3 )(0)2 date of issue3 Apr$ 16,
18772 amount3 =160$
Amyotte, Jean %ouis. (b. 18'"
,ouis the son of Francois Am"otte >> and ,ouise +amelin$ +e %aa born 'anuar"
183: in 1orth West !erritories2 died before 1:38 in the district of !urtle Mountain, near
*elcourt, 1orth 9a4ota$ +e married >sabelle 9ucharme dit 9ecoutou in 186) in /ed
/i.er 9istrict 8: children7$ She %as the dau&hter of ,ouison 9ucharme dit 9escoteauG
and >sabelle HliIabeth J,isetteJ ,a.erdure$ !he" are identified in the 1:00 1orth 9a4ota
5ensus, as li.in& in +ouse E#10 in the !urtle Mountain district$ 'ean si&ned the Metis
petition to oin !reat" Four at Fort Walsh on September 7, 1876$
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Amyotte, Joseph. (b. 18'("
'oseph Am"otte %as born on 1o.ember 3, 18#:, the son of Francois Am"otte >> and
,ouise +amelin$ +e married Marie Anastasie 0ladu, the dau&hter of 5harles 0ladu and
0ene.ie.e <arisien in 1873 at ,ebret$ +e si&ned a petition for a Metis reser.e in
Montana, sent b" ,ouis /iel to 0eneral 1elson A$ Miles, Au&ust 6, 1880$
Be#garde, Jean Baptiste. (b. 18'!"
'ean *aptiste *el&arde %as the son of AleGis *el&arde and Hmelie ?i.ier$ +e
married Marie Hmil" +amelin, the dau&hter of 'ac-ues *onhomme +amelin and Mar"
Allar" in 186#$ +e si&ned a petition for a Metis reser.e in Montana, sent b" ,ouis /iel to
0eneral 1elson A$ Miles, Au&ust 6, 1880$
Be#garde, ,i#bert. (b. 18'-"
0ilbert *el&arde %as born at /ed /i.er, the son of AleGis *el&arde and Mar&uerite
9ufort$ +e married Sophia 9ecouteau, the dau&hter of ,ouis 9ecouteau Sr$ and >sabelle
,a.erdure$
.harette, Jean Baptiste. (b. 18'-"
'ean *aptiste 5harette %as the son of 'ean *aptiste 5harette Sr$ and An&eli-ue <etit$
+e married Marie Anne ,a.erdure the dau&hter of 'oseph ,a.erdure and !herese
?illebrun before 1867$ +e then married Marie *eauchamp, the dau&hter of 'erome
*eauchamp and 0ene.ie.e <arisien in 1877 at ,ebret$ +e si&ned a petition for a Metis
reser.e in Montana, sent b" ,ouis /iel to 0eneral 1elson A$ Miles, Au&ust 6, 1880$
/e)outeau, %ouis 0r. (b. 1811"
,ouis 9ecouteau Sr$ Married >sabelle ,a.erdure, the dau&hter of AleGis ,a.erdure
and An&eli-ue Montour$ +e %as 4no%n as ,ouis 9ucharme dit 9ecouteau$ 0ilbert
*el&uarde listed abo.e %as married to their dau&hter Sophie$
/e)outeau, %ouison. (b. 18'2"
,ouis 9ecouteau 'r$ %as born on September 1, 18#0, the son of ,ouis 9ecouteau Sr$
and >sabelle ,a.erdure$ +e married 'osephte <elletier, in 1860 at St$ 'oseph, he then
married 0ene.ie.e Am"otte, the dau&hter of 'oseph Am"otte and Marianne <an&man in
1871 at ,ebret$
Scrip application3
9escoteauG, ,ouis ; 5oncernin& his claim as a head of famil" ; Address, Willo%
*unch .ia Moose 'a% ; *orn, 18#( at St$ 1orbert ; Father, ,ouison 9escoteauG,
8M6tis7 ; Mother, >sabelle ,a.erdure, 8M6tis7 ; Married, 1860 at St$ 'oe to 'osephte
<elletier and 1866 at Wood Mountain to 0ene.i6.e Amiot ; 5hildren li.in&, fi.e
8names on declaration7 ; 5hildren deceased, four
/ion, 3a4ier.
/u)harme, Joseph 8b$ 18(77
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'oseph 9ucharme %as born on 1o.ember )), 18(7 at St$ *oniface, the son of
9omini-ue 5harron dit 9ucharme and Sophie +enault$ +e married /ose 1olin, the
dau&hter of 'ohn 1olin and 'ulie Martin dit ,a.allee in 187: at Ste$ Anne$ A huntin&
famil" the" had children born at 9unseith and at ,ebret$

54ery, Pierre
Fa4e#, 6umphrey. (b. 18!2"
+umphre" %as born in 9ecember 18)0, the son of !homas Fa.el and Sall" C<a;sa
!routD 85ree7$ +e married Sophia 5ochrane, the dau&hter of !homas 5ochrane and
+arriet C1eetcheesis$D
,ardy, ,addy (,addie, ,ordi" A#e7andre 0r.
AleGander 0addie Sr$ %as member of the 5o%essess *and, he %as a farmer on the
reser.e, and a former +eadman of the band$ >n the 1870s he %as hired as an interpreter
for 5o%essess *and$ AleGandre %as first married to Mar&aret Kenned" 8M6tis7 and then
to HliIa ,emire 8M6tis7$ HliIa 8b$ circa 18):7 %as the dau&hter of 'oseph ,emire 8b$
18117 and 'ulie Martin$ A number of her brothers %ere part of the 5"press +ills huntin&
bri&ade and si&ned the 1878 petition for a reser.e$ AleGander had fi.e children3 Mar" 8b$
18(#7, Mar&aret 8b$ 18(77, William 8b$ 18617, 'ane 8b$ 18637 and AleGander 'ames 8b$
18667$ !he 0add" 80addie7 famil" e.entuall" too4 treat" and li.ed on the 5o%essess
/eser.e on 5roo4ed ,a4e$
,ater, in 187:, the 0addie famil" %as part of a &roup of )( Metis families detained
b" the L$S$ Arm" at Fort *uford for ille&all" huntin& in the Mil4 /i.er ?alle"$ !he"
%ere subse-uentl" released b" 5olonel *lac4 of Fort Assiniboine and allo%ed to %inter
alon& the Mil4 /i.er near the Fort <ec4 /eser.e$ !he Arm" reports indicate that
AleGander 0ordi 80add", 0addie7 had a letter of permission from 5aptain *ritton to do
this$
!he 0add" 80addie7 famil" e.entuall" too4 treat" and li.ed on the 5o%essess
/eser.e on 5roo4ed ,a4e$
0addie, AleGandre2 for his deceased children3 AleGander, born3 1877 at 5"press
+ills2 died3 %hen 1 month old at 5"press +ills2 Lnnamed, born3 1873 at 5"press
+ills2 died3 %hen 1 %ee4 old at 5"press +ills2 father3 AleGandre 0addie 8M6tis and
deponent72 mother3 of unnamed child Mar&aret Kenned" 8M6tis7 and of AleGander,
HliIa ,emire 8M6tis72 address3 5roo4ed ,a4e2 claim no$ 38($
,ariepy, A#e7andre. (b. 18'!"
AleGandre %as born on September 1#, 18#), the son of ,ouis 0ariep" and 'osephte
9ucharme$ +e married 0ene.ie.e 5adotte, dau&hter of 'oseph 5adotte and 0ene.ie.e
<icard in 186# at St$ Francois Aa.ier$ +e then married Mar" 0add", the dau&hter of
AleGandre 0add" and Mar&uerite Kenned" before 1873$
,ari$py, Bona4enture. (18!818(2"
*ona.enture 0ariep" %as born on March ), 18)(, the son of ,ouis 0ariep" and
'osephte 9ucharme$ +e married Madeleine ,aroc-ue, the dau&hter of Oli.ier ,aroc-ue
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and Madeleine <iche$ *ona.enture died on April 1#, 18:0 at Winnipe&$ Madeleine
,aroc-ueFs brother, *aptiste ,aroc-ue also si&ned this petition$
>n 1878, 'oseph and the other Metis buffalo hunters at 5"press +ills %rote a petition
as4in& for a special Metis reser.e of land$
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6ame#in, .har#es. (18-'"
5harles +amelin %as the son of Francois +amelin 8b$c$ 18007 and 5atherine
5ourteoreille 1ipissin& 8bap$ 'ul" )3, 18#37$ 'eannette *runeau, born in 183( at
Hdmonton, married 5harles +amelin in 18(6$ +er parents, <ierre *runeau2 born circa
181# and Marie Mistatem 5rise, %ere married accordin& to the custom of the countr"
before 183#2 and baptiIed 30 Apr 18## Fort Hdmonton$ !he" had 17 children bet%een
18(7 and 188)$
+amelin, 5harles2 address3 <eace /i.er 5rossin& .ia Hdmonton2 claim no$ 1(1 to
1(:2 born3 183# at ,ac la 1onne2 father3 Francois +amelin 8M6tis72 mother3
5atherine 8M6tis72 married3 18(6 at St$ Albert to 'eanette *runeau2 children
li.in&3 Adele, Mar&uerite, 'osephte, Oli.ier, Adelaide, Hmile, Hd%ard, AleGander,
,eon, 9a.id, 9aniel, HliIabeth M Maria2 children deceased3 Samuel, 1arcisse,
Frances, *aptiste2 5harles +amelin, scrip notes nos$ A1)781 M A##1) for
=160$00 M =80$002 Hmile +amelin, scrip notes nos$ A1)78) M A##13 for =160$00
M =80$002 Hd%ard +amelin, scrip notes nos$ A1)783 M A##1# for =160$00 M
=80$002 ,eon +amelin, scrip notes nos$ A1)78# M A##1( for =160$00 M =80$002
AleGander +amelin, scrip Motes nos$ A1)78(2 M A##16 for =160$00 M =80$002
9a.id +amelin, scrip notes nos$ A1)786 M A##17 for =160$00 M =80$002
HliIabeth +amelin, scrip notes Mos$ A1)787 M A##18 for =160$00
%afontaine, Fran+ois (b. 18'1"
Francois Ka;Ka;Keese ,afontaine %as born in 18#7, the son of 'ean *aptiste
,afontaine and Francoise Martin$ +e %as step;brother to ,ouis ,afontaine$ +e married
Hlise +u&hes the dau&hter of Samuel +u&hes and Mar&uerite 9esarlais in 1868 at St$
Francois Aa.ier$ !his buffalo huntin& famil" had children born across the prairies at
NuFAppelle, 5"press +ills, !eton /i.er, !ouch%ood +ills and ,ebret$ Francois initiall"
too4 treat" %ith Musco%e-uan but %ithdre% in 1886$
%a 9o):ue, Jean Baptiste. (b. 18-"
'ean *aptiste ,aroc-ue %as born Februar" 3, 183( at St$ Francois Aa.ier, the son of
Oli.er ,aroc-ue and Madeleine <iche$ +e married 'ulie ,emire, the dau&hter of 'oseph
,emire and 'ulie Martin, on September )1, 18(7 at St$ Francois Aa.ier$ 'ulie ,emireFs
parents %ere members of Musco%e-uan *and before the" left treat"$ *aptiste and 'ulieFs
dau&hter 'ulie ,aroc-ue %as married to 'eremie Adam %ho also si&ned this petition$
*aptisteFs sister Madeleine ,aroc-ue %as married to *ona.enture 0ariep" %ho si&ned
this petition as did 'oseph ,emire %ho %as 'ulieFs brother$
%edou7, /anie#. (b. 18'8"
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/e-uestin& a re;openin& of the buffalo hunt bet%een 1o.ember 1#
th
and Februar" 1(
th
each "ear and the &rantin& of Metis Creser.eD
land, to %it, a strip of land 1(0 miles lon& alon& the American border be&innin& %here the <embina /i.er crosses the border and
endin& in Sas4atche%an$ !his strip %as to be fift" miles from south to north$
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9aniel ,edouG %as the son of Husebe ,edouG and ,ouise 9esarlais$ +e married
Hlise Mar" Wills, the dau&hter of 'ohn Wills and Mar" McKa" in 186: at St$ Francois
Aa.ier$ +is father, Husebe ,edouG had %or4ed for Antoine 9esarlais at Fort 9esarlais
in the Souris /i.er ?alle" in the 18#0;(0s$
%emire, (%e Mair", Joseph. (b. 18-'"
'oseph %as born at St$ Francois Aa.ier, the son of 'oseph ,emire and 'ulie Martin$
!he parents %ere members of Musco%e-uan *and before the" left treat"$ +is sister, 'ulie
,emire, %as married to *aptiste ,aroc-ue %ho also si&ned this petition$ 'oseph married
SuIanne ,epine, the dau&hter of 'ean *aptiste ,epine and SuIanne 0ariep" in 1861 at St$
Francois Aa.ier$ +e then married 5lemence *o"er the dau&hter of ,ouis *o"er and
Madeleine !rottier in 1868 at St$ Francois Aa.ier$
>n 1878, 'oseph and the other Metis buffalo hunters at 5"press +ills %rote a petition
as4in& for a special Metis reser.e of land$
+e and 5lemence had four children born at NuFAppelle, Moose 'a% and 5"press
+ills$ 1orbert Welsh %as his brother;in;la% as the" had married *o"er sisters$ !heir
dau&hter Madeleine, born 'une 10, 186: at NuFAppelle married 'oseph ,e /at in 1888$
'oseph %as band member E#8 of ,ittle 5hildFs *and$ >n 1886, 'oseph, his %ife, and
three &irls %ithdre% from !reat"$
%$4ei##$, %ouis. (b. 18!8"
,ouis ,6.eill6 %as the son of <ierre ,e.eille and 'ulie McKenIie$ +e married Mar&uerite
0er.ais, the dau&hter of 'ean *aptiste 0er.ais and Madeleine *onneau in 18(# at St$ Francois
Aa.ier$
%$4ei##$, Pierre. (b. 18!("
<ierre ,6.eill6 %as born on 'anuar" 1#, 18): at St$ Francois Aa.ier$ +e %as the son
of <ierre ,6.eill6, born 'une 1783 at ,a *ois;St$<aul, 5omte 5harle.ois, Nuebec and
'ulie McKenIie, the Metis dau&hter of AleGander McKenIie and his %ife Marie$ +e
married 0ene.ie.e Fa&nant 8Faillant7 the dau&hter of 'ean *aptiste Fa&nant and 'osephte
Monet dit *elhumeur on September 1(, 18(6 at St$ Francois Aa.ier$
When it became necessar" to maintain la% and order in the West due to troubles
caused b" the American %his4e" traders on the south side of the ne%l" set #:th parallel,
the 1orth West Mounted <olice Force %as or&aniIed in 1873;7# in the Hast$ !hree
&roups came West to Fort 0arr"$ !he 1873 force, after lea.in& Fort 0arr" had a tre4 of
some 600 miles in order to reach their o.erland destination$ 5ommissioner 0eor&e A$
French %as in char&e, and <ierre ,6.eill6 %as his &uide and interpreter$ As oG carts
loaded %ith supplies formed a portion of the part", their pro&ress %as slo%$ After se.eral
%ee4s of tra.elin& the" arri.ed at Old Wi.es ,a4e 8no% named 'ohnson ,a4e,
Sas4atche%an7$ !here the" met <ierreFs brother ,ouis, famil"$ ,ouis ,6.eill6 too4
<ierreOs place and <ierre returned to Fort 0arr"$
,ouis ,6.eill6 %as a hunter in the Old Wi.es ,a4e area, he and his famil" had
%intered at Fort *enton, Montana$ !he" %ere headin& east to%ards Fort 0arr", %hen
the" met his %ear", sun scorched ca.alcade of 1$W$M$<$ near the abo.e mentioned la4e$
,ouis as &uide too4 them to the 5"press +ills and to the spot %here Fort Walsh %as
established in 187($ ,ouis acted as &uide until his death Ma" ):, 1888$ ,ouis led
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5ommissioner >r.in and Maor Walsh on all their trips connected %ith the arri.al and
sta" in 5anada of the ,a4ota SiouG under Four +orns and Sittin& *ull$
Parisien, Joseph. (b. 18'1"
'oseph <arisien %as born in 18#7 in St$ *oniface, the son of 'oseph <arisien Sr$ and
Mar&uerite ,a.allee Martin$ +e married Mar&uerite 0ariep", the dau&hter of
*ona.enture 0ariep" and Madeleine ,aroc-ue, in 1871 at ,ebret$ +e si&ned a petition
for a Metis reser.e in Montana, sent b" ,ouis /iel to 0eneral 1elson A$ Miles, Au&ust 6,
1880$
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Ma#aterre, %ouis. (b. 18-'"
,ouis Malaterre %as born on September )8, 183# at St$ Francois Aa.ier, the son of
'ean *aptiste Malaterre and An&eli-ue Adam$ +e married Huphrosine ,apierre, the
dau&hter of Antoine Marsant dit ,apierre and ,ouis Mach4e&one in 18(3 at St$ Francois
Aa.ier$
Pe##etier, A#e7is. (b. 181-"
AleGis <elletier %as born at St$ *oniface, the son of 5harles <elletier and SuIanne
*ercier$ +e married ,ouise +oule, the dau&hter of Antoine +oule and 'osephte ,auIon
on 'anuar" 17, 18#3 at St$ Francois Aa.ier$
Pe##etier, Jean Baptiste. (b. 181;"
'ean *aptiste <elletier %as born at St$ *oniface, the son of 'oseph <elletier and
0ene.ie.e +allett$ +e married Madeleine 9eschamps, the dau&hter of 'oseph 9eschamps
and Mar&uerite +oule in 18#( at St$ Francois Aa.ier$ +e died in 1878 at 5"press +ills$
Wi##s, John. (b. 11(("
'ohn Wills %as the son of 'ohn Wills Sr$ and 'osephte 0rant$ +e married Mar"
McKa", the dau&hter of 'ohn /ichards McKa" and +arriet *allendine in 18#) at St$
Francois Aa.ier$ !heir dau&hter Hlise %as married to petitioner 9aniel ,edouG$
5ompiled b" ,a%rence *ar4%ell
5oordinator of Metis +erita&e and +istor" /esearch
,ouis /iel >nstitute
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