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Adelaide Lionais dit Delaunay

Female 1862 -

  • Name Adelaide Lionais dit Delaunay 
    Born 1862 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I1376  The Eng - Page Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 May 2018 

    Father Joseph Lionais dit Delaunay,   b. 1821, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Cypress, Alberta and Maple Creek No. 111, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Josephte Susan Henry,   b. 1820, Red River Colony, Selkirk Settlement, Assiniboia, Rupert's Land Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Surname Variation: Surnames include Lyonnais, D'Lenois, DeLaunay, Donai, Doney, Lonais, Daunais and more.
    • Genealogy compiled by Lawrence Barkwell, Coordinator of the Métis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute.
    • Mothers of the Resistance 1869-1870: Untangling historical threads to find family ties.
    • Family Tree on
    • Rootsweb Ahnentafel from 2010 by James C and Mary A (Stamper) McKague:
    • RootsWeb tree, RDELANGESEP2014 from 2014 by Ralph DeLange:
    • RootsWeb 2016 Ahnentafel for Margaret's LeVeille (LaVallie)/Dustan (Dustin):
    • Jean Ajin's Genealogy Pages: The Native American Doney tree
    • Note: According to the Genealogy compiled by Lawrence Barkwell, Coordinator of the Métis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute, Francois Delonais married Marguerite Descoteaux 4 Sep 1871.
      Francois says his parents are Joseph Lyonnais and the late Isabelle Henry, suggesting that living Josephte Susan Henry is not his mother, either this was recorded in error using 'Isabelle' as his Mother's name like his wife, or perhaps his father was previously married to his wife's sister. There is no indication that Joseph was previously married.
    • From the Metis Homeland: It's Settlements and Communities compiled by Lawrence Barkwell 2016.
      Clemence Gourneau Berger recorded his memory in the Lewistown Daily News, 31 December 1943, referring tot he families that relocated to Judith Basin, Montana.
      'Of the twenty-five families who came here with us were I recall, all the Pierre Berger family, Fleurys, LaFountains, Doneys, Fayants, Wilkies, Ledoux and Ben Cline. Our party all settled along the foothills of the Judith Mountains. One of the party named LaFountain, who was blind, settled on Blind Breed Creek, which got its name from the poor unfortunate. Later the Doneys and Fayants moved and settled in the area of Fort Maginnis.'
    • Note: Confirmation of the identity of Mary Madeline Doney as a child of Josephte Henry and Joseph Lionais dit Delaunay comes from the obituary of John Marie Doney, where it notes his living sister 'Mrs. Roberts of Whitefish' in 1939.
    • "Most members of the Spring Creek families spoke some English; never-theless, what primarily set them apart was language. According to the 1900 census, 224 Métis fami-lies listed as white spoke English. Yet many families, whether they knew English or not, still used the 'old language'. Furthermore, their English was often heavily accented and distinguished by a non-English sentence structure. Longtime resident Walt Coburn recalled that the Métis families south of Fort Belknap in the 1920s and 1930s, including former Spring Creek families such as the Doneys, 'spoke a strange blended mixture of Cree and French and cow-country America.' This blend set the Métis apart and sometimes made them an object of ridicule. As noted earlier, popular central-Montana cowboy Teddy Blue Abbott made good-natured fun, in the harsh Montana style, of 'those French breeds' use of English, John Moran, Mose LaTreille (LaTray), and Joe Doney (the later two listed as English speakers in the 1900 census) all suffered Abbott's humor."
      - We Know Who We Are: Métis Identity in a Montana Community by Martha Harroun Foster.
    Household number 155. Joseph Daunay appears on the 1843 Red River Settlement census. He was born in Rupert's Land and was Roman Catholic. He lived with his wife and two females who are listed as above 15 years of age. (Estimated sisters of either Josephte or Joseph, or a transcription error by Census taker, suggesting the girls were under 15 years of age as they would have to be with two parents born about 1820.)
    At that time he has a house, stable, barn, 3 horses, three mares, two cows, three calves, 7 pigs, one plough, two harrows, six carts, one canoe and 12 acres.

    This census is confirmed as being correct by the Genealogy compiled by Lawrence Barkwell, Coordinator of the Métis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute. Either this Census is correct and the females were sisters, or they were put in the wrong column, or Joseph was noted as 'Dumaes' who is also noted on this page. If 'Joseph Dumaes' is correct, the two unnamed sisters or daughters did not exist.
    1851 US Census record fro the family of Josephte Susette Henry and Joseph Lionais dit Delaunay. Joseph is noted as a 'Hunter' by trade.
    Surname is listed as 'Lonais'. Mother's name is listed as 'Josette'. Daughter, Olive is listed here as a male infant of 1 year of age.

    In the previous household is Josephet's brother Alexis Henry and his family.
    1870 US Census record for Olive Lyonnais and George Brown.
    In the next house is Olive's widowed father and his family, Joseph Lionais dit Delaunay noted as 'D'Lonais'.
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet