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Brisebois / Dubois Family Name

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The family names appears in St. Francois church records from the early 1700s. However, the only documented Native connections we have are the two Francois' that m. Abenaki women and Michel Dubois 'Sauvage' that married at St. Francois in 1757. The elder Francois died about 1823. His son, Francois Xavier, was living with the younger Charles Chouaganne in 1841 and in 1844 he is listed as absent 2 years. He m. 1844 Anastasie Obomsawine. She died between 1857 & 1861. Francois Xavier appears to be the man that m. Marie Eulalie Phaneuf at Coopersville NY in 1859 and started a 2nd family using the surnames Dubois & Wood. The children of his 1st marriage are living with relatives at Odanak in 1861.

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