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JOHN PHILIP SOUSA FAMILY TREE THE BAND LEADER BORN 1854 LOOKING FOR HIS BROTHERS NAMES AND WIVES

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Re: JOHN PHILIP SOUSA FAMILY TREE THE BAND LEADER BORN 1854 LOOKING FOR HIS BROTHERS NAMES AND WIVES

Posted: 13 Jul 2013 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sousa, Heron, Corriveau
I am a descendant of Antonio Sousa's FIRST wife. The information is a little sketchy. She was my Great-Great Grandmother and was a Seneca Indian. I never learned her first name. There was much family shame and scandal around this, which might have lead to Antonio Sousa remarrying. My great grandmother's married last name was Heron, moving from New York to Michigan. My grandmother's married name was Corriveau. I was told that some of my relatives were called "papoosa", a derogatory term of the past that meant some of the children had very American Indian features. One of my aunts when she was very young met my Great-Great Grandmother who complained about the two Sousa boys who "went into music" rather than a respectable career and played in an army band. The "boys" were John Philip Sousa and George W Sousa.
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DONNA M. EYE 16 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT 
rmema 8 Feb 2003 4:46AM GMT 
smokey_knight 2 Jul 2012 7:40PM GMT 
Pamlea Stines... 16 Dec 2012 8:09AM GMT 
Anamchara42 14 Jul 2013 12:17AM GMT 
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