Prior to import, this record was last changed 7 NOV 2012.
Note: Huron Indian
This person was created through the import of myfamily.ged on 23 March 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.
WikiTree profile Sylvestre-39 created through the import of For WikiTree 3.ged on Nov 7, 2012 by Paul Shenton. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Paul and others.
Née 8chista8ichi8e Manitouabe8ich - (Ouchistauichkoue Manitouabeouich), Algonquine, ainsi que son frère, elle aurait été donnée à Olivier Letardif qui l'aurait ensuite adoptée pour la faire instruire chez les Ursulines de Québec. Première Native du pays (Indienne) de la Nouvelle-France à épouser un Canadien-Français au Canada. Elle aurait été baptisée Marie "Olivier" Sylvestre en honneur de son parrain et père d'adoptif.
Elle est aussi connue sous le nom de Marie Olivier Manithabehich dite Sylvestre 6, Marie-Olivier Sylvestre dite Manithabehick 5, Marie Manitouabe8ich 4, Marie Olivier Manitouabewick 1, Marie-Olivier Manitouabeouich 1, Marie-Olivier-Silvestre Manitouabewich 3 et Marie-Olivier Manitouabewich 2.
Elle est la fille de Roch Manitouabeouich et Outchibahanoukoueou.
Elle est la fille adoptive de Olivier Le Tardif de Honnefleur.
Elle nait en 1624 4. Elle épouse Martin Prévost, fils de Pierre Prévost et Charlotte Vien le 3 novembre 1644 à Notre-Dame, Québec, Capitale-Nationale, Québec, Canada en présence de Sieur Guillaume Couillard de l'Espinay, Père Barthélemi Vimont et Olivier Le Tardif de Honnefleur 1, 2, 3.
Elle décède le 10 septembre 1665 à Québec 2, 4, 5. Elle est inhumée le 10 septembre 1665 à Québec 3, 7.
Liste de ses enfants connus:
+ 1. Louis Prévost (1651 - 1686) (de Martin Prévost)
+ 2. Jean Paschal Prévost (1660 - ) (de Martin Prévost)
+ 3. Jean-Baptiste Prévost, seigneur de Saint-François (1659 - 1737) (de Martin Prévost)
+ 4. Thérèse Prévost (1665 - 1743) (de Martin Prévost)
+ 5. Marie Provost (1647 - 1700) (de Martin Prévost)
6. Ursule Prévost (1649 - 1661) (de Martin Prévost)
7. Marie-Madeleine Prévost (1655 - 1662) (de Martin Prévost)
8. Antoine Prévost (1657 - 1661) (de Martin Prévost)
+ 9. Jean Prévost (1662 - ) (de Martin Prévost)
1. Courriel de R. Charron-Chénier - 7 janvier 2004
2. A Travers les Registres - p.27
3. Tanguay - Volume 1, p. 499
4. Courriel de Jacques Guay - 12 décembre 2004
5. Courriel de Darleene Watkins - 3 décembre 2007
6. Note de Jean-Yves Perreault - note d'inscription
7. Courriel de Jacques Guay - 12 décembre 2004 (12 septembre 1655)
Source: Généalogie Québec.
Dictionnaire de Biographies Canadiens Online
1000-1700 (Volume I)
PRÉVOST (Provost), MARTIN, un des pionniers de Beauport, près de Québec, né vers 1611, fils de Pierre Prévost et de Charlotte Vien, de Montreuil-sur-le-Bois-de-Vincennes (aujourd’hui Montreuil-sous-Bois), près de Paris, décédé à Beauport le 26 janvier 1691.
La présence de Prévost est signalée à Québec, dans les actes du notaire Piraube, dès l’année 1639. Le 3 novembre 1644, il y épousait Marie-Olivier-Sylvestre Manitouabeouich. C’est le premier mariage entre un Français et une Indienne dont fassent mention les annales du Canada. La jeune épouse avait été donnée par ses parents à l’interprète Olivier Letardif, qui l’avait fait élever à la française, chez le sieur Guillaume Hubou, après lui avoir servi de parrain. Après son mariage et jusqu’à sa mort, on voit Martin Prévost établi à Beauport comme habitant, c’est-à-dire cultivateur, ce qui ne l’empêchait pas d’avoir un emplacement et une maison à Québec, en 1667. Il épousa en secondes noces (1665) Marie d’Abancourt, veuve de Jean Jollyet et de Gefroy Guillot. Il avait eu au moins neuf enfants de sa première épouse. Vers la fin de sa vie, il signait Provost. Ses descendants ont adopté l’une ou l’autre orthographe.
JR (Thwaites), IX : 103 ; XI : 93.— Papier terrier de la Cie des I. O. (P.-G. Roy).— Jean Langevin, Notes sur les archives de Notre-Dame de Beauport (Québec, 1860).
Abenaki Native American Indian maiden the daughter of a Abenaki fur trader and scout, Roch Manitouabewich and Outchibabanoukoueou of the Abanaki's. Marie was given to the care of Oliver LeTardiff in gratitude and great respect for a bountiful hunting season. LeTardiff inturn , provided a home , education to have been instructed in the fr. manner, by the Ursuline Nuns. She was the first of her people to marry a Fr. man, Martin Provost. They married Nov. 3, 1644. She lived 41 years and died in Quebec City. She is buried in Quebec City Catholic Cemetary.
Adoptive daughter of Olivier Letardif, educated by the Ursuline Nuns in Québec City, she was the first Native woman to marry a French Canadian man in Canada.
Born 8chista8ichi8e Manitouabe8ich - pronounced (Ouchistauichkoue Manitouabeouich), baptised upon adoption as Marie Olivier Sylvestre, she was born on 10 Sep 1615, he died on 10 June 1665 (sources conflict).
François Oliver (Olivier) (Ouasibiskounesout) baptized in Quebec, 14 november 1637. Relations des Jésuites p.13. (François Olivier Printemps maried to Geneviève Salois ? 17 janvier 1698)
February 18: Kebec Sieur (I)-Oliver le Tardif (1601-1665) the interpreter and Madame Hubout agreed to be god-parents to a savage baptism who was named Francois Oliver.
Marie Manitouabe8ich was an Algonkin. The Jesuits Fathers kept some records of some baptisms and marriages between native and europeans. That way we know that the Jesuits named Marie's father: Roch Manitouabe8ich and Marie's mother: Ouchibahabanoukoueou! Roch Manitouabe8ich worked for the French in Quebec as a guide. He learned French and became a translator. His daughter Marie was raised by the French family of Oliver Le Tardif so she could go to the Nun's school (Ursulines de Québec). She married Martin Prévost.
The first recorded marriage between a French Colonist and a Native
It was when Roch Manitouabewich and his wife had a daughter and had her baptized that LeTardif became "Godfather" for the baby girl, and in accordance with the custom of the times, LeTardif gave the girl his own name of Olivier. In addition, the missionary performing the baptism gave the girl the name Marie, in honor of the Virgin Mary, and he also gave her the name Sylvestre, meaning "one who comes from the forest" or "one who lives in the forest". When Marie Olivier Sylvestre was ten years old, Olivier LeTardif, in his generous way and because of his respect for his friend and servant, Roch Manitouabewich, adopted the young Indian girl as his very own daughter (she never carried the family name of LeTardif). This enabled her to be educated and reared in the same manner as a well-to-do French girl. First he placed her as a "live-in border" and student with the Ursuline Nuns at Quebec, and later he boarded her with a French family where she was privately tutored. It was in the atmosphere of this respected family of Guillaume Hubou and his wife Marie Rollet (when she married Guillaume Hubou, she was the widow of Louis Hebert) that Marie Olivier Sylvestre met and married Martin Prevost, friend of the Hubou family and a very personal friend of Olivier LeTardif. This marriage was to be the first marriage on record between an Indian girl and a French colonist. The marriage took place on the third of January 1644 at Quebec. Recorded as witnesses to the ceremony was Olivier LeTardif and Quillaume Couillard (father-in-law of LeTardif).
Marie Olivier Sylvestre-1st Recorded Marriage in Quebec Between Frenchman and Indian Woman
Marie Sylvestre Olivier Marie Olivier Sylvestre was a Huron Indian whose name was Manitouab8ich. Her marriage to Martin Prevost was the first recorded marriage of a Frenchman and an Indian woman in Canada. As a young girl she had been baptized with the consent of her father, and given the Christian name of Marie Olivier Sylvestre. To raise and train her in the French manner, her father gave her to her Godfather, Olivier Le Tardiff who came to Canada between 1618 - 1621. He was an interpreter for the Huron & Algonquin Indian languages. In was one of the officials in thefur trade. He was a big help to the Jesuits in helping to evangelize the Indians. He was second in charge of the Seigneur de Beaupre between 1650 - 1659. When Olivier Le Tardiff died in November 1641, Marie Olivier Sylvestre was given to Marie Rollet, the wife of Guillaume Hubou. Marie Rollet was also the widow of Louis Hebert.
Marie Manitouabewich was an Indian of the Algonquin tribe, more precisely an Abenaquis. Daughter of Roch Manitouabewich and Outchibabanoukoueou. She was the god-daughter of Olivier LeTardif who did took her under his protection to have her be instructed in the French manner by the Ursuline Nuns.
In the early history of Canada, it was not until Olivier LeTardif became the personal representative and interpreter for Samuel de Champlain that we first hear the name Manitouabewich. This young Indian, of the Huron Nation, had been hired as LeTardif's own scout and traveling companion. Manitouabewich had been converted to Christianity by the French missionaries, and as part of the baptismal ritual, had been given the Christian name of Roch, in honor of St.Roch, the patron saint. Olivier LeTardif and Roch Manitouabewich traveled together for many years. After eight years in the field, LeTardif was promoted by Champlain and became the head clerk (equivalent to Secretary-Treasurer) of the fur trading company. It was then that Le Tardif settled down to a more normal way of life, conducting the "inner affairs" of the Company at the main office at Quebec (Basse-ville). Roch Manitouabewich also settled down to a more domestic way of life, but in his own environment of the Huron settlement at Sillery near Quebec. The bond off friendship, trust, and loyalty between these two men was very strong, and, although each lived in his own "milieu", they never lost contact one from the other. It was when Roch Manitouabewich and his wife had a daughter and had her baptized that LeTardif became "Godfather" for the baby girl, and in accordance with the custom of the times, LeTardif gave the girl his own name of Olivier. In addition, the missionary performing the baptism gave the girl the name Marie, in honor of the Virgin Mary, and he also gave her the name Sylvestre, meaning "one who comes from the forest" or "one who lives in the forest". When Marie Olivier Sylvestre was ten years old, Olivier LeTardif, in his generous way and because of his respect for his friend and servant, Roch Manitouabewich, adopted the young Indian girl as his very own daughter (she never carried the family name of LeTardif). This enabled her to be educated and reared in the same manner as a well-to-do French girl. First he placed her as a "live-in border" and student with the Ursuline Nuns at Quebec, and later he boarded her with a French family where she was privately tutored. It was in the atmosphere of this respected family of Guillaume Hubou and his wife Marie Rollet (when she married Guillaume Hubou, she was the widow of Louis Hebert) that Marie Olivier Sylvestre met and married Martin Prevost, friend of the Hubou family and a very personal friend of Olivier LeTardif. This marriage was to be the first marriage on record between an Indian girl and a French colonist. The marriage took place on the third of January 1644 at Quebec. Recorded as witnesses to the ceremony was Olivier LeTardif and Quillaume Couillard (father-in-law of LeTardif). Manit8eabe8ichit Roch Manitoueabeouichit was baptized on 14 Nov 1636. His wife was Outchibahanoukoueou. There is no record of their marriage. François Derré de Gand was his godfather, from whom he received French clothing. He put his daughter into the care of Olivier Letardif, who entrusted her to Guillaume Hubou, the second husband of Marie Rollet, Louis Hébert's widow. She was brought up as French by Guillaume. She was given the christian name of Marie Sylvestre Olivier at her baptism. She married Martin Prévost on 3 Nov 1644 at Québec. Martin & Marie had eight children. Marie is known legally by her father's.
tjl4463 originally shared this to McDaniels Tree
Paul Shenton Marie Olivier Sylvestre is NOT a Huron: The first sentence claiming that Marie Olivier Sylvestre was a Huron is incorrect. The area where Marie Olivier was living was not populated by Hurons, but by Algonkians (probably Abenakis). Moreover, the names of her parents are both Algonkian. Even the second paragraph of the story admits that she was Algonkian.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
1000-1700 (Volume I)
PRÉVOST (Provost), MARTIN, one of the pioneers of Beauport near Quebec; b. c. 1611, son of Pierre Prévost and Charlotte Vien, of Montreuil-sur-le-Bois-de-Vincennes (now Montreuil-sous-Bois), near Paris; d. 26 Jan. 1691 at Beauport.
Prévost’s presence at Quebec is referred to in the documents of the notary Piraube as early as the year 1639. On 3 Nov. 1644, he married, at Quebec, Marie-Olivier-Sylvestre Manitouabeouich. This is the first marriage between a Frenchman and an Indian mentioned in Canadian historical records. The young bride had been given by her parents to the interpreter Olivier Letardif, who had been her godfather and had then had her brought up as a French girl in the home of Sieur Guillaume Hubou and educated by the Ursulines in Québec.
From the time of his marriage until his death, we find Martin Prévost settled at Beauport as an “habitant,” or "permanent resident", which did not prevent him from having a piece of land and a house at Quebec in 1667. He was married a second time in 1665, to Marie d’Abancourt, the widow of Jean Jollyet and of Gefroy Guillot. Prévost had had at least nine children by his first wife.
Towards the end of his life, Prévost signed his name “Provost.” His descendants have adopted one or other of the two spellings.
JR (Thwaites), IX, 103; XI, 93. Papier terrier de la Cie des I.O. (P.-G. Roy). Jean Langevin, Notes sur les Archives de Notre-Dame de Beauport (Québec, 1860).
Descendants of Martin Prevost and Marie Olivier Sylvestre Manitouabewich
1. Martin Prevost, son of Pierre Prevost and Charlotte Vien, was born between 1609 and 1611 (DGFQ Jette, Rene, Dictionnarier Genealogique des Familles du Quebec des Origines a 1730 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada: University of Montreal Press, 1983), page 944.) He married Marie Olivier Sylvestre Manitouabewich, daughter of Roch Manitouabewich, on 3 Nov 1644 at Quebec (Ibid.)(DGFC Tanguay, Cyprien, Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes (28 Felsmere Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02861-2903: Quintin Publications, 1996 Reprint), Volume 6, page 442.) (PRDH online index, http:ééwww.genealogic.umontreal.ca, No. 66353.)(DGFC, Volume 1, Page, 499.) ...He died on 27 Jan 1691 at Beauport (DGFQ, page 944.)(PRDH online, No. 77616.) He was buried on 28 Jan 1691 at Beauport (DGFQ, page 944.)(PRDH online, No. 77616.)(DGFC, Volume 1, page 499.)
He lived at Montreuil-sous-Bois, Bobigny À(DGFQ, page 944.)
Marie Olivier Sylvestre Manitouabewich died on 10 Sept 1665 at Quebec (Ibid.)(DGFC, Volume 6, page 442.)(PRDH online, No. 68976.) She was buried on 12 Sept 1665 at Quebec DGFQ, page 944.)(PRDH online, No. 68976.)(DGFC, Volume 1, page 499.)
Children as previously cited.
Source: Morin, Gail, Compiler "First Metis Families of Quebec 1622-1748: Volume 1: 56 Families"; printed for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company; Baltimore, Maryland, 2112.
Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890
Name: Marie-Olivier Sylvestre
Relationship to Head: (Spouse)
Marriage Date: 3 nov. 1644
Marriage Place: Québec (Quebec City)
Spouse's Name: Martin Prevost
Burial Date: (10 Sep 1665)
Burial Place: Québec (Quebec City)
Name Relationship to Head
I.--Martin Prevost (see also Vol I, p 499)(Head); b 1611; bur 26 Jan 1691 at Beauport
Original data: Tanguay, Cyprien. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours. Québec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871-1890. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Name: Martin Prevost
Spouse: Marie Olivier
[Marie Olivier Manitouabeouich]
Event: Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year: 1621-1671
Marriage Location: Quebec (Quebec City), Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution: Notre-Dame (mariages 1621-1679)
Ancestry.com. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: Marie Sylvestre
Arrival Place: Canada
Source Publication Code: 2652
Primary Immigrant: Sylvestre, Marie
Annotation: "Families from La Rochelle in Canada." Date of emigration and intended destination. Posthumous edition presented and annotated by Roland J. Auger. "Emigration Rochelaise en Nouvelle-France," pages 113-128, contains introductory matter and bibliography. Al
Source Bibliography: GODBOUT, P. ARCHANGE. "Familles Venues de la Rochelle en Canada." From Rapport des Archives Nationales du Quebec, vol. 48 (1970), pp. 129-367, published by the Ministere des Affaires Culturelles in Quebec, 1971.
Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.
If you have taken a DNA test for genealogy please login and enter it.
For public comments, here are the options:
Public Bulletin Board: You need to be a logged-incommunity member to post bulletin board comments for the family. (Best for comments about Marie-Olivier Prévost directed to WikiTree users watching this profile. Limit of 10 per day.)