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Francis was born about 1785.
In an affidavit taken in 1839, "Francis Roy being first sworn says that he is of the age of about Fifty four and has lived in the neighborhood of the Portage of the Fox & Wisconsin Rivers for twenty five years & was born at Green Bay." (Waggoner, 41a)
Jipson (256) says that Therese, the daughter of Therese L'Ecuyer, married Francis Roy. “Of the sisters [of Old Decorah], three married Indian husbands; one married a trapper named Dennis D. Riviere, and afterwards to Perrish Grignon; the other to John B. L’Ecuyer, the father of Madame Le Roy.” (de la Ronde, 347)
Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923) 226.
John T. de la Ronde, "Personal Narrative," Wisconsin Historical Collections, 7 (1876): 345-365.
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).