Catherine Quevillon, de la Côte St-Michel (1686 - 1781)

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Birthplace: Montreal, Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada
Death: Died in Montreal, Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada
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About Catherine Quevillon, de la Côte St-Michel

   Catherine was born 14 March 1686, the daughter of Adrien Quevillon and Jeanne Hunault(Gunault). When Catherine was an infant, she and a seven year old sister were carried off by the Iroquois and the sister was burned to death in front of Catherine.Catherine was ransomed after several years of captivity. (The records I read did not say who ransomed her). As I was reading of this event,and also checking the records of the Quevillon family, I found that the seven year old sister was probably Francoise-Angelique who was Born 13 March 1681. Catherine was a baby at the time of the kidnapping, so the age of the sister would be right. Francoise is the only child listed to Adrien & Jeanne Queillon that does not have a marriage date. I have no proof of this, only supposition. Catherine married four times and died at the age of ninety five.
   Catherine's four marriages are as follows:1. Guillaume Lascombe, m. 30 July 1703 at St Amant2. Samuel Papineau, m. 6 June 1704 at Rivieres-de-Prairies3. Jacques Daniel, married 3 April 1742 at Sault-au-Recollet4. Jean-Baptiste DeVerac, m. 18 February 1754
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   Captured aand taken away by the Iriquois during the massacre of LaChanaie in 1693, where she remained capitive until the late part of 1700. She was then brought back to her people by a young Iriquois warrior who had been her protector and suitor throughout her captivity. Because of him, her life had been spared. She gave birth to his daughter during the early part of 1700. As soon as a treaty was signed between England and France, he had taken Catherine and her baby back to her people at Point aux Trembles. The little girl was named Van Katherine Tekakwitha. Little Van Katherine grew up wekk versed in the doctrine of the Catholic church and she dedicated her life to God, serving as a missionary working with the Iriqouis in the village of Caughnawaga in Southern Quebec.Married July 30, 1703 to Guillaume LaCombe dit Saint AmantMarried June 16, 1704 to Samuel Papineau ("de Montigny"), they had 9 children and Samuel died April 1737Married April 3, 1742 to Jacques DanielMarried February 18, 1754 to Jean Baptiste de Verac "The Parisien"
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   She was captured & carried away by the Iroquois Indians during themassacre of LaChenaie in 1693 where she remained a captive until the late part of 1700at whichtime she was brought back to her people by a gallant young Iroquoiswarrior who hadbeen her protector & suitor throughout her captivity. It was because ofhis gallantry& pleading that her life was spared & certainly that was enough to gainher favors.She mothered a daughter for him during the early part of 1700 & as soonas it becameknown to them that a treaty between England & France was signed, he hadtaken her& the baby back to her people at La-Pointe-au-Trembles. The littlegirl's name wasVan Katherine Tekakwitha...Van, after him, Katherine after her &Tekakwitha forhis family's name. Little Van Katherine grew up well versed with thedoctrine of hermother's church & as she rose to young womanhood she chose to dedicateher life tothe service of God by serving in missionary work with the Iroquois ofthe village ofCaughnawaga in Southern Quebec.Catherine had witnessed at the time of her capture, the assassination ofher sister,Francoise Angerlique who was then in her 12th year. Angelique was burnedat thestake, alive, before her mother & sister's eyes & they were made to eatof hercharred flesh. She also was forced to witness the rape & adulteryimposed upon hermother by the chiefs of the group. In spite of all the turmoil & fierceordeals she hadexperienced, she lived a full life & died at a very old age, 95, on 30MAR 1781 & wasburied on 2 AUG 1781--4 months & a few days after her death in NotreDame deMontreal by Pere HADRY. ( Records of Notre Da of Montreal)...by IvaSeptemCOUVILLONS, 1966.

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Catherine Quevillon, de la Côte St-Michel's Timeline

1686
March 14, 1686
Montreal, Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada
March 14, 1686
Pte aux Trembles, Hochelaga, QC, Canada
1703
July 30, 1703
Age 17
Montreal, QC, Canada
1704
June 6, 1704
Age 18
Montreal, Riviere-Des-Prairies, Quebec, Canada
1705
March 23, 1705
Age 19
Côte St Michel,Ile De Montréal,Quebec,Canada
March 23, 1705
Age 19
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1706
December 12, 1706
Age 20
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1709
April 28, 1709
Age 23
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1712
May 24, 1712
Age 26
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1714
October 20, 1714
Age 28
Montréal, QC, Canada