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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 25 May 1999 22:51:59 -0400
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I do remember seeing the first post but had nothing to offer then. Still
don't. Have you tried rootsweb.com for the areas involved?

David Minor

>This is a re-submission since I never heard anything about the first
>Hello list members.
>In the process of trying to reconstruct the history on an almost
>bi-centennial stone house we have purchased a while back, we have come
>across a lot of amazing material.  Among the people mingled in this
>story we find a Quebecer named Joseph Traversy, from St-François-du-Lac,
>near the mouth of the Richelieu river.  This Traversy united with the
>American Revolutionnaries to fight british oppression.  General
>Washington acknowledged his services and prayed Congress to assist him
>financially since he could not go back home.  After that, his trace
>starts to vanish. He seems to have held land in what is now Chazy, N.Y.
>but whence, we don't know.  Can anybody help?  Does anybody know know
>anything about those Quebec spies?  He had a daughter named Charlotte,
>who married Nathaniel Douglass, from Chazy.  They came back and were
>associated with our house, which stands in St-Cyprien-de-Napierville,
>just north of Champlain, New York.  Does anybody know about them?
>Thank you in advance.  Pierre Couture.
>P.S.In the book on the history of Chazy, Charlotte is presented as
>having come directly from France with the Marquis de Lafayette...This is
>clearly mistaken.

David Minor
Eagles Byte Historical Research
Pittsford, New York
716 264-0423
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