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From: Elenore Chamberland <>
Subject: [Q-R] Re Indian captives for Monte and Jackie
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 20:41:52 -0700
Hi Jackie and Monte:
In OUR FRENCH CANADIAN ANCESTORS by Thomas Laforest, Vol 20, Chapter 14,
there is a very interesting article about Jean Baptiste Otis dit Langlais.
There is no mention of Paul Nathaniel but it does tell what happened after
the massacre to Jean Baptiste (John) and his sister Francoise Rose. There
is a reference NEW ENGLAND CAPTIVES CARRIED TO CANADA by Emma Lewis Coleman
(1925) Also a GENEALOGIE de la FAMILLE OTIS (1921) by Gerard Malchelosse.
They might prove interesting reading if you can find them. I also have Jean
Baptiste and Francois Rose in my database.
At 09:40 PM 10/18/2002 EDT, wrote:
>I have a Jean OTIS (dit LANGLAIS="the Englishman") in my database who was
>son of Richard and Anne SHAW of Dover, New Hampshire. Jette says that he was
>possibly the brother of Francoise-Rose who m. Jean POTEVIN. Jean is shown by
>Jette as a "captif de guerre".
>He married Cecile POULIN in 1703 but Jette lists only one daughter for them.
>He later married Marie-Francoise GAGNE.
>I found Paul Nathanial (s/o Paul and Marie-Louise PITMAN-HAREL) and his
>marriages (two of them into my lines) but I wonder if he isn't related to
>Jean OTIS as well. Cousins, perhaps? The naturalisation records for
>show a mumber of OTIS naturalisations in Quebec.
>If you think there is a connection, I'll dig a little deeper.
>In a message dated 10/18/2002 8:30:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> I have recently discovered that an ancestor of mine named Paul Nathaniel
>> Hotesse (Otis) was taken to Quebec at the age of 5-6 after an Indian
>> raid on Dover NH in 1689. He became a Catholic and remained in Quebec
>> marrying 3 times in the Montreal area. I have found information on the
>> raid but was wondering if anyone could suggest a source to find
>> information on my ancestors early years in Quebec. Thanks in advance