Marie Ignace
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Marie Angelique Ignace (1775 - 1840)

Lady Marie Angelique "Lady of the Lake" Ignace aka Abenaki
Born in Odanak, Québec, Lower Canadamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Indian Lake, Hamilton, New York, United Statesmap
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Marie Angelique Ignace was born in about 1775. Daughter of Sonawenhese dit St Ignace b. abt 1742 and Matriarch Dit Bomazeen Ignace Abenaquis b. abt 1760.

She married Sabael Xavier Antoine Benedict (Gill) around 1795 in Odanak, Quebec or St-Francois-du-Lac, Nicolet-Yamaska, Quebec, Canada. She and her husband had a total of Four Children together; two Sons named Joseph and Louis Elijah; and a set of Twin Daughters named Margaret and Catherine.

Marie assisted her husband in gathering and preparing medicine; leading cleansing ceremonies at the Family Sacred Springs; tending to the Gardens and Children; making Sweetgrass Baskets (the hair of our mothers) and helping to sort the minerals that Sabael gathered from the Family Mines. She passed away in 1840. Sabael laid her to rest, in the Glade where they Loved one another...

After Louis Elijah was Tricked into revealing the Location of one of the Mines at Tawas; the Properties were Confiscated Illegally by New York and Affiliates. They soon sought to drive Sabael Xavier and his Family out; and decided to Flood them Out; by building a Dam. The Dam completely Flooded the Lush Fertile Lands; including the Grave of Marie Angelique Ignace. A Lake and some Islands is all that remains... Sabael Xavier claimed to have been tormented by the never-ending sobs of his Beloveds Spirit, trapped in Mourning for her Children. It became too much for him to bear; so he moved further away. The Lake and Surrounding areas take their Names from these.

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  • DNA comparison chart for Sabael Xavier Antoine Benedict (Gill) 1747–1855 and Marie Angelique Ignace 1775–1840; by utilizing the Thru Lines of Ancestry DNA for Anchor: Smedley-999 aka David Charles Smedley born December 23rd of 1977. David is the Fifth Great Grandson of Sabael Xavier Antoine Benedict (Gill) 1747–1855 and Marie Angelique Ignace 1775–1840. Utilizing the DNA Samples of 7 others in the Line of Louis Elijah Eleazar Benedict 1797-1860, comparison was made to the other Children of Sabael Xavier Antoine Benedict (Gill) 1747–1855 and Marie Angelique Ignace 1775–1840: Catherine Panadis Benedict 1799–1845 - 2 Samples from the Line of Alice Mitchell (1820): the first is a Sixth Cousin at 8 cM accross 1 segment; the next is a Sixth Cousin at 8 cM accross 1 segment; Margaret Marie Panadis Benedict 1799–1884 - 1 Sample from a Fifth Cousin 1x removed at 8 cM accross 1 segment. Thank you to the Volunteers for helping with Our Treasured Family Tree!
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 24 April 2020), memorial page for Elder Marie Angelique “Lady of the Lake” Ignace Benedict (1775–1840), Find A Grave: Memorial #200168415, ; Maintained by The Prince Orono (contributor 48817425) Buried or Lost at Sea, As part of the "Plan" to drive the Family Out, a Dam was created, flooding the Family Properties where she was Buried, creating a Lake.


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Abenaki-1 and Ignace-7 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, spouse, birth year, death year. Please merge these duplicates, Thank you!
posted by Mindy Silva
Abenaki-1 and Ignace-7 are not ready to be merged because: Downgraded to a Match because, the profile manager of Abenaki-1 is unwilling to complete the process.
posted by [Living Ware]
Abenaki-1 and Ignace-7 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate; however the Surname is not Abenaki, it is Ignace; as she is the Daughter of: Sonawenhese Dit St Ignace (1742) and Matriarch Dit Bomazeen Ignace Abenaquis (1760). Therefore, I propose a Merger into Ignace, rather than the Abenaki currently being used. Thank you for your consideration regarding our dear Lady of the Lake.
posted by [Living Ware]

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