James (Jacques) was born around 1803. (1850 MN census)
In a deposition made on 4 October 1838 it was stated that:
“… deponent Louisignon knows that they were married by Charles Rayon about the Year seventeen hundred & ninety seven. … deponents have known said Children since their birth, and always knew them as, and believed them to be the Children of said Ecuyer and Man, na, tee, see, which said children are as follow:
In an affidavit of 30 June 1839: "The affidavits of Benjamin L Ecuyer and James L Ecuyer taken at the instance & for the benefit of Daniel Pallidu & Christine Pallidu his wife in support of her the sd Christine claim to a portion of the Fund appropriated under the Winnebago Treaty of the 1st of November 1837. These affiants being first sworn in Say that they are well acquainted with Christine Pallidu the wife of Daniel Pallidu & they live on the Fox River in this County, and that Christine Pallidu is the one fourth Winnabago blood that the sd Christine is the daughter of Francis Roy the [one] who married a granddaughter of Dekorre and Francis Roy’s wife whose name is Therese formerly Therese L Ecuyer the sister of these affiants, and that Dekoree they these affiants know to have been a full blooded Winnebago Chief who resided on the Wisconsin River. And further these affiants saith not.
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