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Re: Alfred Sevigny 1856-1933 (more)
Posted by: Tracy Elizabeth Sevigny Hoglund Date: March 08, 1999 at 19:39:26
In Reply to: Re: Alfred Sevigny 1856-1933 by Rose Louke of 341

Dear Rose,

Almost forgot to reference the heritage of Alfred and Henri Sevigny. As I indicate, their mother was Mathilda Laferte (Theroux.) I don't see anything obvious in the name to indicate she was Native American. However, her mother was M. LaFleur and the research that my cousin did only turned up a mother for her- a Louise LaFleur. Difficult to say what that may or may not mean. I have heard that if you find the baptismal or marriage records of a Native American, the priests had a symbol they would use to replace some sounds not in the French language. However, as I have not done this research first hand myself yet, I don't know if there is any evidence of this. I am not familiar with the tribe you mention. Do you know what region they inhabited?

Oh, yes, I also recall my grandmother saying that the Sevigny's had "Indian" blood- but she never said from whence it came.

This is kind of fun, eh?


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