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researching John Shaw my GGGrandfather

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Re: researching John Shaw my GGGrandfather

Posted: 18 Jul 2002 1:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Mar 2005 4:34PM GMT
Hello Rob,

My branch of the Grondin family descends from Joseph Grondin who moved to the Detroit river region sometime in the late 18th century. Joseph married Archange Renuad in 1801. They start in Sandwich, drift around the Canadian side a little and end up in Amherstburg ca 1820. They had a number of children, including a daughter named Victoire Grondin who married a man named John Shaw in St John the Baptist parish, Amherstburg. John Shaw's parents are not listed. I have went through the church registry (on microfilm from LDS) and tried to track down these Shaws, or Chats or Chars and will be very willing to share this data from you. I didn't think of looking for Lechat or Lechar though.

Now, there is a book by Denissen entitled "Genealogy of French Fanilies of the Detroit River Region" which lists a family of a John Shaw, living in Detroit in the late 18th century. I haven't found a connection between my Shaws and these Shaws. The John Shaw described by Denissen marries three times and has children listed by the second two wives. One of these children is named John Baptist. One of the flaws in Denissen's book is that he anglicizes all of the French names so I am very confident that this person was known as Jean Baptiste Shaw.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rob Shaw 20 Jan 2002 4:47PM GMT 
Robert_Grondi... 18 Jul 2002 7:48PM GMT 
Rob Shaw 18 Jul 2002 9:08PM GMT 
jwiththreekid... 30 Nov 2005 2:15AM GMT 
Bob Grondin 2 Dec 2005 3:55AM GMT 
angeliris0409 6 Jun 2003 12:13AM GMT 
Rob 8 Jun 2003 6:49PM GMT 
auntwoo 10 Jun 2003 12:44AM GMT 
Rob 10 Jun 2003 1:57AM GMT 
auntwoo 10 Jun 2003 10:06AM GMT 
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