About Therese McGillivray (Roy)
Author: Wayne Jones
PROP: 18 SEP 1877 Claim no. 2841; Scrip no. 12362 to 12365, Dec. 10, 1878 Baptism: 21 JUN 1836 St. James, Red River Colony Note:
She was of mixed blood, French and Chippewa.
According to the Charles Denney Collection she was baptised June 21, 1836 at St. James. Joseph St. Germain, her son-in-law, made an application for Scrip for her children Edouard, Mary, Anne and Frances in 1877 indicating that Therese had died at Otter Tail in Minnesota,
In the Lake Superior scrip applications of 1870 we read concerning Therese McGillivray : "Died at Otter Tail; aunt of mine; never lived on Lake Superior at all; lived at Fort Frances a while, then went back to Red River." Vincent Roy (b. 1825). His brother Peter adds "Vincent is correct; died last November." P. Roy. (page 142).
Vincent and Peter Roy were her nephews, the sons of Vincent Roy (1795). By naming her as their aunt they confirm the fact that Therese was Vincent's (1795) sister. Peter Roy also names her daughter Mary as his cousin in the discussion of David Isbister's application for scrip at Saint Cloud.
Major Joseph Delafield wrote in his diary on July 28 1823 concerning Vincent Roy: resides on American side of Rainy River "below the fort"; described as an "old North West servant who married a native & preferred to reside in the interior when free"; daughter is married to a McGillivray (Simon?); son is interpreter with Ferguson; visited by Delafield (McElroy, Robert, and Thomas Riggs (editors) The Unfortified Boundary: A Diary...by Major Joseph Delafield... Privately printed, New York.1943:424)
Therese seems to have been living at the Red River with her daughter, Frances, in the 1860's and moved with them to Otter Tail, MN in 1867. It was there that she died in 1869.