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Paul Grignon (abt. 1803 - bef. 1839)

Paul Grignon
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Died before at about age 36 [location unknown]
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Biography

Francis Roy testified that, "[he] also knows that an infant Boy by the name of Amable Grignon now lives & is taken care of by Mrs. Mary Bellair at her home near the Portage; that this youth Amable Grignon is the son of a Winnebago Squa by the name of Haun, ha, omaw, che, wink, kaw, alias Jsotte [Josette] who this affiant knows to be a full blooded Winnebago, that the Father of the said youth Amable Grignon was Paul Grignon now dead who was the Brother of Mrs. Mary Bellair & was of the half Blood of the Winnebago Nation known to this affiant That this affiant there for says that .. the youth Amable Grignon the nephew of the aford Mary Bellair is three fourths of the Winnebago Blood." (Waggoner, 41b)

Mary Bellair Sr. in an affidavit names Paul Grignon as her deceased brother, and the father of Amable Grignon, then an infant. (Waggoner, 42a)

Sources

  • Linda M. Waggoner (ed.), “Neither White Men Nor Indians: Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-blood Claim Commissions, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839” (Roseville, Minnesota: Park Genealogical Books, 2002). Extracted from Territorial Papers of the United States, Wisconsin, 1836-1848. M236. “Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs,” 1836-46. “Special File 161” (Roll 41). “Special File 190” (Roll 42). National Archives, Washington D.C., Documents on Microfilm, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75).


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