I found this online in searching for Mary Beaton info:
Possible connection to Micmac:
THE PAUL WOMEN OF WIGWAM POINT - Ellen, Fanny and Mary
These three women were Mi’kmaq and resided in the Wigwam Point area, at the mouth of the Exploits River. They undoubtedly regularly traversed the country with several Paul men between the Bay D’Espoir area and Wigwam Point. These trails were identified and well known up until the recent present.
Ellen’s name appears in the Winsor & Vallance Sawmill records at Dominion Point (modern day Peterview) as early as 1869. Though at least one of the men had a supplying Company (referred to in the Ledgers as B. Paul & Co.), several men and the three women appear to have operated as independent suppliers of various goods - furs, wild meat, berries, etc. Ellen Paul was paid for unspecified labor at the Mill site, probably domestic work, washing, cleaning and shopping for several of the lumbermen. Curiously, she was once paid 4 shillings for 8 ft. of “funneling”. She acted as a supplier up until 1890. Fanny Paul was the only Mi’kmaq woman to have a separate account at the Mill Company’s Store and regularly supplied goods for credit on this account through the1880s. Mary Paul did not have a separate account and may have supplied goods through B. Paul & Co. She apparently was a much younger woman and primarily did shopping for, and supplying on behalf of Ben Paul and his Company. She may indeed have been Ben Paul’s daughter. According to the family territorial system, Ben Paul held rights to the resources of Deer Lake through Grand Lake to Lloyd’s Pond, and shared territorial rights at the Exploits River with Abraham and Noel Paul. It may, therefore, be assumed that the three women hunted with the men in these two areas that they “belonged to”.
Several of the Mi’kmaq men, but none of these women, are mentioned in Doug Jackson’s book, On the Country; the Micmac of Newfoundland.
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