Sunday, October 9, 2011

Notes on the Fort Colvile men and their descendants

I received this information from one of my regular readers, who knows everything that goes on in the part of the world that surrounds Fort Colvile.
Godfroi Lagrave was Godefroy Cornoyer (Cornailler) dit LaGrave and he married Genevieve Finlay, daughter of Patrick Finlay and Margaret Cardinal.
Donald Angus McLeod married Rosalie Morigeau, the daughter of Francois Morigeau and Plains Cree Isabelle McTavish. He died in 1901 on the Flathead Reservation.
Joseph Morell married Marie Anne Delard, daugher of Joseph (Delore) Delard and Elizabeth "Shuswap" Souchanabe.
Augustin Neron married Cecile Finlay, the daughter of Miquam Finlay at Frenchtown, MT, in the winter of 1862-3. He was later a farmer and was listed in 1860 Washington census as in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. His surname variations are Neron; Neyrand; Naro, and he is also known as Crooked Hand Shaw, or Broken Hand Shaw.
Thomas Stensgar Sr., was a native of Scotland and former employee of the HBC. "He owned the lands now known as the Parker farm. Stensgar married a native woman. They were the parents of a large family, several of whom are still living on the Colville Indian Reservation. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stensgar and their children were splendid citizens and industrious farmers." This information comes from Stevens County Fifty years Ago, Graham's Recollections, Thomas Graham, 1928, p. 8.
Another source tells me that Thomas Stensgar married first: Julia Plant, daughter of Antoine Plant, and secondly, Maria Yuma.

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