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From: Fred Sedgwick <>
Subject: Re: [NYSTLAWR] Question on Border in early 1800s
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 18:57:35 -0500
St. Regis, now called Akwesasne, was a Mohawk Indian mission straddling the New York/Québec border where it intersects the St. Lawrence river. The mission church, Saint Francis Regis, is
located on the Québec side of the border, and in the late 1700s and early 1800s it served Catholics from the surrounding areas of upper New York state and south-western Québec as well as the
inhabitants of St. Regis village. Film of the St Regis church records are available from any LDS Family History Centre. When St. Patrick's church opened in Hogansburg, NY, (about 1830) most of
the people from that area stopped using St. Regis.
The St. Regis church registers contain the names of many French Canadians who lived at "La Raquette", now called Raquette River, just east of Massena. The surname "Carriere" appears in St.
Regis records and in my family tree.
Gayle Coyer wrote:
> I wonder if anyone can help me with this question. I am trying to determine what country these villages would have been in on particular dates. I know the border changed during these years.
> Toussaint Carrier, born 1809, village of St. Regis
> Jacques Carrier, born 1811, village of St. Regis
> Francois-Xavier Carrier, born 1812, village of St. Regis
> Laurent Carrier, born 1813, village of St. Regis
> Marguerite Sophia Carrier, born 1815, village of Raquette River
> Angelique Carrier, born 1817, village of Raquette River
> Joseph Carrier, born 1819, village of Raquette River
> Also, does anyone know if St. Regis and Raquette River were in the same parish and what the name of the parish was.
> Thanks very much for any assistance!
> Gayle Coyer
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