19 February 2017

Mary Staves And Her Family

*How do we know Mary was a Staves?  Can documentation (a will, deed, church record, etc.) be found?

John Staves and Abram Staves (presumably Mary Staves' brothers) were naturalized in Clinton County, New York.  John Staves stated that he was from Chambly, Quebec, and Abram Staves indicated that he was from the Province of Lower Canada (Quebec).  The 1840 document also stated that Abram was brought to the United States when he was a minor of either one or two years old.

An earlier blog post, A French-Canadian DNA Match, included my Staves ancestor, Joseph Jacquex Staves.  The name Bricault dit Lamarche may have been changed to Staves. There is a link to information about Jean Bricault dit Lamarche (in French) with a roughly translated version here.

*A link to Ancestry.com has Mary Staves (1787-1876) married to Mitchel Swinyer.
Also see Mitchel Swinyer's memorial at FindAGrave.

1850 Census
Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States
Mitchel Swinger M 67 Canada
Mary Swinger F 63 Canada
Abram Swinger M 32 New York
Archibald Swinger M 21 New York

Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States
Michael Sweena M 77 Canada
Mary Sweena F 75 Canada
Edward Sweena M 35 New York

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