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Pierre Couture <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 24 May 1999 10:36:11 -0700
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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.