Committing Harry Perry….What’s Going on at Sharbot Lake?

September 9, 2007 at 9:45 pm 21 comments

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What’s happening with the alliance between the Algonquin amongst themselves, Six Nations and other protestors over the uranium mining near Sharbot Lake in Ontario???

My first inclination of anything was a comment by Lynn Daniluk here. Lynn asked me to remove her as a contact , which Mohawk Nation News had listed. Fair enough, but then she posts a huge blurb that includes saying this about MREL, the company responsible for testing bombs at the site:

“..MREL is a company that has moved heavily into the defence and security industry, and in particular the development of a range of vehicle disrupters which are used to neutralize improvised explosive devises and bomb laden vehicles, placed in anything from regular automobiles up to tractor trailer sized trucks. The units are robot deployed and designed to minimize collateral damage. The thrust of their work is humanitarian with an emphasis on saving lives, both by countering the threat of bombs in the civilian community, as well as to improve the defence capability of Canadian troops.

As MREL’s current contract is designed to save lives, and not connected to the drilling of core samples or uranium mining, the alliance has made the decision to permit MREL to enter the site under a memorandum of understanding between MREL and Ardoch and Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nations.”

Right. So are these people brainwashed or cashwashed by the OPP, military, and maybe a few international unions concerned over lay-offs? And of course there’s other companies and corporations involved in the manufacturing of anything. I lay dormant on this though…what can I say, I was stuck on a rez with no internet.

Leave it to Mohawk Nation News (whom I find to be the most reliable source for indigenous reporting) to start having a look when the scenario suddenly changed for them and the Algonquin’s Chief Harold Perry:

OPP “LOOSE CANNONS” AT SHARBOT LAKE –
BIZARRE AND STRANGE HAPPENINGS!

MNN. Sept. 8, 2007. On Saturday September 8th MNN went to
Sharbot Lake to support the Algonquins in friendship. We
Mohawks are concerned about the outcome of the protest
against uranium mining because the Ottawa and St. Lawrence
River watershed on Kanion’ke:haka land is going to be affected.
We won’t let our water table get poisoned.

Algonquin war chief Harold Perry initially sent a wampum to the
Tyendinaga Mohawks for our people to join them. The wampum
is an official invitation for us to take part in the operation, not just
to be bystanders.

The Algonquins have asked supporters to visit the site of the protest.
They are trying to stop Frontenac Ventures from opening up a
uranium mine on their unsurrendered territory. Every sane and
healthy person, whether indigenous or a member of the colonial
society, can support this.

The reception at the site was stiff. We were invited to go behind
the wired fence in front of the old vacant Robertsville Mine on
Highway 509 west of Perth Ontario. We talked with war chief Earl
Brodeur. His wisdom appears to be beyond idealism. Earl told us
they were getting worldwide attention following the articles.
This is an issue that the governments who have been bought off
by commercial ventures would rather ignore.

Then the old war chief, Harold Perry, came out of the tent meeting
that was taking place beside the road outside the gate. He told us
we were not welcome and to leave immediately. He accused MNN
of inaccuracies in the stories about their issue. They say they’ve
been “damaged by them” and wanted control over MNN stories.
We were then escorted to the outside of the front gate and stood
next to the road.

Then the Ontario Provincial Police officer, Randy Cota, who is also
a chief of the Ardoc Lake Algonquins, joined us. He voiced solid
opposition to three issues that MNN had raised: the OPP’s presence
within the protest; his association with MREL Mining Resources
Engineering Limited who had been developing and testing bombs
about 6 miles behind the protest site; and the presence of the
religious right.

This reminded us of when Jim Loney of the Peacemakers Team was
held hostage by the Iraqis. Jim Potts, advisor to the OPP, phoned
around and asked us to make statements to the Iraqis to let him go.
Not long after Potts was plotting a raid against us at Six Nations which
we headed off and Potts backed down. The religious right has in fact
impacted negatively where lives were lost because people bought into
their rhetoric based on positions that everyone can agree with, such
as the need for peaceful solutions.

When MNN pointed out that the research on MREL was correct
according to their own website, they stopped short. Also, that close
associations do exist between the OPP and the defenders, particularly
himself.

We agreed that MNN will peruse their reports provided “from the site”.
In other words, they appear to have adopted the customs of the
dominant states which want to prevent investigative journalism and
for the media to publish only the stories by their “imbedded” reporters.
So much for freedom of the press which was once considered a pillar
of democracy.

They were asked, if the inaccuracies were so glaring, why weren’t
they brought to MNN’s attention. MNN has always conducted fuller
investigations and printed corrections or retractions. They replied
that, “Everybody was too busy!” They were asked if at anytime did
MNN not support the Algonquins? They said that was not the problem.
So what is it?

From all appearances a hierarchy has been developed and taken hold
of the site, with the OPP sitting at the top. They maintain police cruisers
before and after the site and constant surveillance of everyone going in
and out. They have enlarged their presence at the Sharbot Lake
detachment with a huge trailer and some of the paraphernalia a para-
military force might need for a sudden attack from an obscure position.

Brian Heslip, of MELT, “Major Events Liaison Team”, is there to help
the people develop the “right approach” toward the OPP presence.
His Colgate smile sparkles and his eyes twinkle with warmth when
he says, “I couldn’t hurt a fly”. He’s not stiff like an OPP. His body
language is relaxed as often happens with people who are secure in
their power. Two weeks of Aboriginal Sensitivity Training got rid of any
outward appearances of racism. He actually made a beaded bracelet
and took part in a sweat lodge. No kidding! This makes him an expert?
There is nothing like a good sweat to make you feel like an indigenous,
he thinks. The next thing you know, he will be applying for his Indian
Status card.

It was also strange to see all those tents along the road allowance.
How good of a defense could a few elderly white ladies launch when
the invasion happens?

Then we left and went to visit an elder member of Ardoc Lake
Algonquins who lives nearby. Let’s call her “Madge”. She lives in a
small house in the bush at the end of a dirt road. While we sat at her
kitchen table drinking tea and eating her nutritious cookies, she
received a call from OPP officer, Brandy Winter [Badge number
9323, phone 613-279-2195]. Brandy is part of ART “Aboriginal
Relations Team”. She warned Madge, “If you go to the main site,
you may be turned away because you are not welcome there.
This message is from the Algonquins and the settlers”. Butter
couldn’t melt in her icy mouth.

It looks like the OPP has authority to tell Algonquin elders if they
can speak with their people. The elder then asked, “Could I be in
danger? Everybody knows I live alone. What can I do for my
safety? I thought this was a non-violent demonstration”.

Madge phoned the OPP and reported the incident. Then MNN
reported to the OPP that they were witnesses when Madge received
the threat. MNN then asked the OPP for safe passage out of the area.
Last July the OPP had followed and intimidated three women
supporters who had come to Perth for the demonstration and then
to the site at the invitation of Harold Perry.

Yesterday MNN phoned several relatives and told them about the
latest incident.

On the way out OPP cars passed us every 5 minutes. Normally
people don’t see them for weeks at a time. A resident has to call
the local donut shop to get them to do their job. Please, Tim Horton,
don’t set one up there. The OPP should leave intead of creating all
this trouble. Maybe their rash actions are the result of caffeine
withdrawal because they’re always speeding through Lanark
County. They’re the main violators of the speed limit.

Brandy Winter refused to give Madge her phone number. “What will
I do if I am attacked?”

Brandy said, “Just go outside and wave down a passing OPP”.
Honestly, this is basically what Brandy said. Brandy said three
times that this was “not an order from the police”.

As funny as this account is, these are state police tactics.

Even the OPP dispatcher at Smiths Falls said it “was weird”.
She wondered if it was a prank. No, it was a threat against an
elderly wisp of a member of the community. She eats a lot of
spaghetti trying to put some weight back on. She lost ten pounds
since the protest started.

What will happen if the OPP bring in armed troops with all those
infiltrators in there? The Algonquins may not see it coming. At least
five OPP infiltrators have even formed a drum group at Ardoc. They
were the host drum for the recent pow wow on September 1st.

Instead of being thanked for our assistance, we were chased away.
Why? Their defense of the OPP, the religious right and MREL is
bizarre. We can’t tell who is giving the orders from Ottawa or
Washington or some corporate headquarters. How can the OPP
threaten solid support that has not threatened or committed any
crime? Don’t forget that uttering threats is a crime. The documented
threat so far has come from the OPP.

It is becoming apparent that the outsiders have infiltrated the site.
Let’s hope that the majority of Algonquins are not heading into the
“acquiescence stage”?

MNN is not undermining support of the land, water table and the
prohibition of uranium mining that the Algonquins and settlers are
working for. MNN continues to support this stand. Attention has
been successfully diverted from the threat to the water shed posed
by the uranium mine and to the skullduggery involved in state
sanctioned manufacture of car bombs.

What is the OPP staging? Are they trying to ease the Algonquins
into a settlement of their unsurrendered lands? Then Frontenac
Ventures can start their uranium mining?

Recently Ontario Superior Court Judge Lynn Ratushny of Ottawa
made a decision regarding the 2004 RCMP raid of the home of Julliet
O’Neill, an Ottawa Citizen reporter. They wanted her sources of
information and seized all her documents and computer files.
This was found to be unconstitutional and illegal in a free and
democratic society.

OPP and Canada, MNN is not “Pravda”, which was the official voice
of the communist totalitarian regime in Russia at a time when no
media could criticize the government. Canada is going in this
direction by trying to intimidate all media to go along with their
“party line”.

Kahentinetha Horn
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21 Comments

  • 1. 900ft Jesus  |  September 10, 2007 at 5:22 am

    Hi Scout, and welcome back! I’ve been “away” also, shut dow for a few weeks. I’m out at the blockade regularly and can fill you in. So much has been going on, I’m writing it up in three parts, and on-going updates. More news this morning, so I have to modify part II before posting (the part dealing primarily with Algonquin concerns).

    I’m in the process of e-mailing you first, though, ok? The absolute best contacts for the Algonquin/land isssue are Paula Sherman, Chief Doreen Davis, and War Chief, Bob Lovelace.

    More to you in the e-mail. It is terrific you are carrying this story.

  • 2. clarity  |  September 10, 2007 at 6:29 am

    What very troubling news. I had an idea last year to start up a petition to ban uranium mining and milling. My idea was to go door to door on a Campaign for public awareness about uranium.
    It never got off the ground. Now I have breast cancer ….
    If the people stopped to think about uranium even just for a few minutes there would be millions of us tellling the government to end the barbaric practice of hauling it out of the earth.
    At least that is my belief…maybe the experience of going ‘door to door’ would bring a different truth…
    The people at think outside the bomb are interested in bringing workshops to Canada.
    http://www.thinkoutsidethebomb.org/menu/about.html
    for anyone interested in public education in enviromental activism.

  • 3. harpervalley  |  September 10, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    hey jesus, thanks for the email and for staying with the cause. there’s a lot of difficult tracing with frontenac and silvio being private and on hold with acquisition. as for the algonquin stuff, yes, i understand there’s two different factions, plus outsider groups.

    clarity, pits about the breast cancer! going door to door with a sample of the stuff would probably make them think even harder…..i’m sure the door would slam. yoo hoo, wake up pepes! i’ll get to your posted site later, thanks, and keep working at being cancer free 🙂

  • 4. clarity  |  September 10, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    “pits about the breast cancer! ” what a great choice of words! Lifes such an amazing journey and way too short to get caught in anger and resentment for very long.
    Think outside the bomb is an amazing group. and the workshops are free.

  • 5. Virginia  |  September 30, 2007 at 11:41 am

    I have started a campaign, an email on the effects that are SCIENTIFICALLY proven on nukes.

    Please HELP ME pass all this on.

    Could some provide me with on CLEAR and easy to identify link to help out Sharboit Lake protester so they can sign a petition and send in money? You can leave a comment on my blog

    http://www.ladybroadoak.blogspot. com

    or email me at

    ladybroadoak@gmail.com

    If people take the time to copy this out and then put it in the hands of everyone they know just PERHAPS we could have an impact, as I’ve made the appeal from fellow earthlings (which it is) rather than some “organization”,

    http://ladybroadoak.blogspot.com/2007/09/please-forward-as-far-as-possible.html

  • 6. Cathie Duchene-Sharbot  |  November 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    I am so sick and tired of all of this stuff going on at Sharbot Lake. Now there is someone on a hunger strike.
    Why are most the people involved in this, so unwilling to listen to the Sharbot Family….does anyone ever see the Sharbot name appear on any of these documents at all in these negotiations? Jeez, I wonder why?
    We haven’t done anything..YET…
    We have some valuable information in regards to all of this stuff. First, the Sharbot Family, my family, were Mohawks. Second, we have never been fighters nor confrontational. Third, my Great great grandaddy was Chief Francis Sharbot, founder of Sharbot Lake…the original negotiator in this land deal?? Why are we not being listened to. I even got an email from Chuck Strahl, refusing my landclaim..hmmmm,,,, seems weird.
    I am looking for help. I have ancestors buried on this property.
    No one is listening…

  • 7. John Hawke  |  December 19, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    My Name is John Hawke and I am very active in my Culture which is the Ojibway Nation. I am from Chimnissing First Nation which is on the southern shores of Georgian Bay Ontario. I am an outspoken first nation person and I have recently found out that I am being watched by the OPP. Specifically the officer featured in this article Brandy Winters of A.R.T.. She has been asking questions to my Aboriginal Policing agency on reserve about what character I am..If I being a Proud Ojibway Person is bad consider me a BADDDDD BRANDYY..!!

  • 8. jordan vandyk  |  March 4, 2008 at 11:05 am

    hello i am a direct decendent of francis sharbot as well. he is my great great great grandfather
    and am the grandson of jean or jeanine (that sad i dont even now how to spell my own granma name) sharbot. are you related to her in any way
    Cathie Duchene-Sharbot are you like her sister or cousin or something im just interested in my own family history. that i want an up to date family tree.

  • 9. jordan vandyk  |  March 4, 2008 at 11:08 am

    wow something major missing i meant to say francis sharbot is my great great great grandfather hehehehe

  • 10. Cathie  |  March 4, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Jordan, please feel free to email me at whitebear369@yahoo.ca I can figure out where you fit in. I have the COMPLETE family history.

  • 11. orakwa  |  October 4, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Nya:wen sge:no;

    Ms. Duchene “wish you were a Mohawk”, seems to be all bothered that we found out who she really is. Her mother is a white woman, because Viola Lanning, Audrey Sharbot’s mother is white. Therefore Cathie has no nation and no clan!! A No-hawk!!

    http://72.30.186.56/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=Mary+GuiGue&y=Search&rd=r1&fr=yfp-t-501&u=www.bytown.net/nativehist.htm&w=mary+guigue&d=C1jZZvReRYVb&icp=1&.intl=ca

    So, Francis Sharbot (Fransway Shabotte) could have been a Mohawk and Mary Sue Guigue
    could have been an Algonquin. The same goes for the housemates Antoine. Until we
    figure that out and have proof that we can’t refute, we will never know. If your uncle
    can help you out with that, it would be greatly appreciated. But don’t forget that
    oral history, while very useful, is not absolutely true. Some things are glorified
    and exagerated and other things are not said or even not known. Don’t forget also
    that traditonally, sons and daughters of Indian heritage, did not carry the names
    of their father and mother. This makes it most difficult to establish a paternal or
    maternal lineage.

    … Jean-Claude

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    February 12, 2008:

    Ontario French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967
    Birth, Marriage & Death

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    Name: Viola Mary Sylvia McNeeley
    Province: Ontario

    There’s more to see
    A picture of the original document

    And things like
    Spouse Event Year
    Event Religion
    Place of Worship or Institution
    Sign up now

    Name: Viola Mary Sylvia McNeeley
    Spouse: Cecil Sharbot
    Marriage: year – city, Ontario

    Sharbot Family

    Chief Francois ( Fransway ) Sharbot AKA..Odjik/Jobot

    Born Jan.18, 1822 Lake of Two Mountains

    Died Mar 6, 1882 Sharbot Lake after a hunting accident ( Mohawk)

    Married Algonquin

    Mary Susan GuiGue AKA Whiteduck

    Born 1835 Ontario

    Foot note to this, see Doc #171 Looks like she was married the second time to Thomas Butterfield.

    Children are as follows:

    Joseph Francis Sharbot ( Algonquin)

    Born 1856-Died 1856 when a tree fell on him

    Married Mary Gibson, ( Scottish) my granddaddy pronounced this name Jimsin

    (Surname: Gibson, Sharbot, Cooney
    ————————-

    COONEY – Mary Gibson, daughter of David and Betsy Gibson, was born in
    Frontenac County, Ontario in the 1860s. She was married twice (Joe Sharbot/ ?Cooney)
    and lived at Sand Point or Quyon, Quebec. Mary was my grandfather’s half
    sister and I would like to know her story, her husband’s first name,
    family(if any), where buried, etc. for family genealogy.)

    Mary GIBSON Household
    Female

    ——————————————————————————–

    Other Information:
    Birth Year
    Birthplace O
    Age 20
    Occupation
    Marital Status
    Ethnic Origin Scottish
    Head of Household David C GIBSON
    Religion Presbyterian

    ——————————————————————————–

    Source Information:
    Census Place Windham, Norfolk North, Ontario
    Family History Library Film 1375899
    NA Film Number C-13263
    District 158
    Sub-district C
    Division 3
    Page Number 35
    Household Number 176

    Peter Sharbot ( Algonquin)

    Born 1859-Died 1925 of TB ..DOC # 176

    Married Annie Antoine ( Mohawk)

    Thomas Sharbot ( Algonquin)

    (1. JOHN MANUEL1 ANTOINE (FRANCIS EDWARDA, FRANCIS EDWARDB) was born Abt. 1849 in Devil Lake or Lake of Two Mountains, Quebec, and died December 24, 1919 in Sharbot Lake, Frontenac, Ontario. He married (1) SOPHIE LEGER Abt. 1870. She was born Abt. 1853 in Ontario, and died Abt. 1895 in Bedford, Ontario. He married (2) ELIZABETH (LISE) HOLLYWOOD Abt. 1900, daughter of THOMAS HOLLYWOOD and SARAH VAN WINKLE. She was born 1883 in Ontario, and died 1953. FRANCOIS ANTOINE M Male Indigenous 25 Quebec Chasseur Catholique
    SOPHIE ANTOINE M Female Indigenous 24 Quebec Catholique
    FRANCOIS ANTOINE S Male Indigenous 3 Quebec Catholique
    MARIE MAGDELEINE ANTOINE S Female Indigenous 1 Quebec Catholique

    Children of JOHN ANTOINE and SOPHIE LEGER are:

    i. MARGARET/MARY2 ANTOINE, b. Bet. 1873 – 1877, Ontario; m. JOHN AMOS BADOUR, May 24, 1895, Newboro, Leeds County, Ontario; b. September 22, 1876.

    ii. CECELIA/LEWAS ANTOINE, b. Abt. 1874.

    iii. ADA/EDITH ANTOINE, b. Abt. 1875.

    iv. JULIA ANTOINE, b. Bet. 1876 – 1878.

    v. ANNIE ANTOINE, b. February 22, 1879, Ontario; m. PETER SHARBOT; b. June 23, 1852, Ontario.

    vi. SOPHIA ANTOINE, b. July 23, 1881, Ontario.

    NOTE: most Sharbots have lung problems and some were carriers for TB.

    John (Jack) Sharbot ( Mohawk)

    Born 1862 no date of death

    Bachelor/handyman

    Mary Ann Sharbot ( Mohawk)

    Born 1864 Died 1930

    Antoine Guigue Born 1854-died 1930 ( Algonquin)

    No record of any legal marriage although they had 8 children together.

    Lewis (Lawrence/Louis) Sharbot (Mohawk)

    Born 1868-died1912

    Married Margaret (Maggie) Badour ( White- French)

    Apparently they are buried on an Island with their son on Sharbot Lake at Maggie’s Point.

    DOC # 154

    Household:

    Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
    Alexander BADOUR M Male French 50 O Carter Catholic
    Mary BADOUR M Female German 46 O Church of England
    Mary BADOUR Female French 22 O Factory Hand Catholic
    Anastatia BADOUR Female French 18 O Factory Hand Catholic
    Edward BADOUR Male French 15 O Carter Catholic
    Emiline BADOUR Female French 13 O Catholic
    Margaret BADOUR Female French 11 O Catholic
    Eliza BADOUR Female French 8 O Catholic
    William BADOUR Male French 2 O Catholic

    Libby Sharbot died as an infant. ( French -White)

    Eliza Sharbot born 1869 Unknown ( French- White)

    Mitchell Sharbot Born 1870 Lost track ( French -White)

    THIS IS WHERE I FIT IN. THIS IS MY GREAT GRANDFATHER

    Thomas Sharbot ( Algonquin because mother Mary Susan Guigue is Algonquin)

    Born 1861-Died Dec 2, 1927

    Married Cecilia Antoine ( Mohawk ? ) Born 1881 Devils Lake/Bedfordshire Died May 26, 1973

    **Note: No such place as Devil’s Lake in Ontario- Devils Lake is Located in North Dakota and no such place as Bedfordshire in Ontario. There is a Bedfordshire, England, a Bedford, Frontenac County, Ontario .

    Thomas and Cecilia Sharbots Children

    Cecil Joseph Sharbot ( Mohawk? )

    Born August 18, 1902

    Died Oct. 10, 1989

    Married

    Viola Lanning ( White- British)

    Born Feb 16, 1905 died July 1, 1989

    (SurnameDB: Lanning surname meaning

    This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a dialectal variant of the locational name Langham, from places so called in Dorset, Norfolk, …)

    Cecil and Viola had 2 children.

    Warren Thomas Sharbot ( White because mother is white that’s why he received an Algonquin status card. He followed Thomas Sharbot who is actually Algonquin because his mother is Algonquin)

    Audrey Mary Sharbot and Audrey is my mother. ( **Note Cathie Duchense’s mother is white with no nation and no clan)

    Thomas and Cecilia’s children were also, Jerome, Harold, Thomas and Celia

    Frank died young as well a young child was shot accidentally.

    Reminder, I do have the branches as well.

    This is the story based on evidence found during research.

    Apparently, Chief Francois Sharbot’s, Born 1822, also known as Chief Sharbot ( Odjik/Jobot) a Mohawk Chief, originally came to Sharbot Lake in the late 1700’s, I was told from my granddaddy and great-grandmother it was 1764 with a whiteman.

    Apparently, Chief Sharbot and his brother Peter rescued some Algonquin’s that were being held prisoner after the war.

    They knew about Sharbot Lake/Algonquin Park and their route from what their father had told them and by the map that he and the whiteman had made for them. This is supposedly in a book, but I have not seen it. The brothers brought with them from Lake of Two Mountains, Antoine’s, Badours and Whiteducks to Golden Lake.

    They proceeded to an area to what is now known as Algonquin Park. After being there for awhile, some Algonquin’s came and asked them to leave. They did not want to but because the Sharbots were never fighters, Francois left and went to Sharbot Lake, and Peter stayed in the area. He moved to Golden Lake for a bit then Renfrew area. He never married. I can tell you that my granddaddy always hunted in Algonquin Park.

    This is the paper trail for the Sharbots at Sharbot Lake Census records and research

    1861 Census shows that Chief Francois and his family lived in two homes in Oso Township. They lived in one house and a young Antoine widow and 2 children lived in the other.

    Note, the population of Oso Township was 300 and Chief Francois and his wife were the only natives in the area.

    1871 census has them at a different location, the other end of the lake DOC # 157. By this time they had 4 more children. It is written that the Sharbots were asked if they would move to the other end of the lake because the Europeans were afraid of Indians.

    1881 census Joseph Francis became head of household and the chief died shortly there after.

    1901 census Thomas became head of household while married and having one child so far with Cecilia Antoine. DOC#155

    1911 census DOC # 177/178

    Notice lines 36-41, this is Thomas should be Sharbot

    36-Thomas

    37-Sailia should be Cecilia

    38-Cedil should be Cecil

    39-Harold

    40-Norman should be Jerome

    41-Thom should be Tom

    Why they have so many names wrong just in this household I do not know.

    If you notice, the Antoine’s live on one side, and they are my great grandmothers parents from Golden Lake and on the other side of them are the Badours and Louis Sharbot, his wife’s family from Golden Lake….Now there are more Indians in the township because they came when the Sharbots married them I guess. When I asked Golden Lake about the Sharbots, they told me that we came from Golden Lake and went to Sharbot Lake. Just because they married Algonquin’s, doesn’t make them Algonquin’s. ** Note : The People at Golden Lake are correct because, Mary Sue Guigue is an Algonquin. Therefore making their children Joseph, Peter, and Thomas Sharbot Algonquins through their mother, not Mohawk.

    Please see attached map DOC # 175 Sharbot Lake and the Uranium Mine area.

    The document from King George the third reads that he gave Chief Francois Sharbot as much land as he could walk in a day. See DOC # 174, this is my great-grandfather Thomas, so we know how far he could walk in a day. I presume from Algonquin Park to Sharbot Lake. I believe when they came from OKA through Ottawa, through Arnprior to Calabogie through what they called the back way to Golden Lake then to Algonquin Park down to Sharbot Lake. I have been told about 90 % of this from granddaddy and his brothers.

    Doc # 165,166,167 Part of the Sharbot Family Plot I maintain.

    Doc # 161-1861 Census

    Doc # 162-1871 Census

    Doc # 163-1881 Census

    Doc # 164-1881 notes

    Doc# 150 Marriage certificate for my grandparents

    Doc# 151 my baptism

    Doc# 152 Picture

    Doc# 153 Peter Sharbots death record, note parents

    Doc# 158 Census for Chief

    Doc# 159 Email copy

    Well, I hope that this will help me get to my next step in this journey. Filled with a lot of ups and downs…..very emotional..for me. I have a picture on my desk that motivates me everyday. It is a picture of 4 great men, Cecil, Harold, Jerome and Tommy, and I am doing this for them. I have heard that the Sharbots from Sharbot Lake were well known MOHAWKS. ( ** Note: They were also Algonquins and non-natives as clearly shown above) It has been written that they were hard working, honest and reliable and considered one of the best families of Indians in Frontenac County. Now all I have to do is to protect our namesake.

    I do not want a Uranium Mine anywhere near this beautiful and Ancestral area.

    Apparently the foundations of the old Sharbot homestead are still there. They always had 2 homes on the same property. They always had room for more.

    Please call me with any questions or need further information.

    Cathie

    Chief Whitebear ** Note : We have no woman chiefs under the Great Law, the titles are filled by men

    Sharbot Family Mohawk ( No-hawk)

  • 12. Mohawk Nation News  |  October 8, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I belong to the Chabot Association in Quebec they have researched every Chabot who lived in Quebec and now they are following the ones who left and went to Ontario and the USA……i asked them to help find these Sharbot couple of Cathie and Sharbot Lake girls………..they could not find any Francois Chabot born in 1822 or 1821 1823……they do not have one Sharbot name in the book it is all Chabot…They have this huge book of genealogy and my family are in this book too as we come from Mathurin Chabot who came from France……..

    I just sent you a bit of my lineage……….i do have BMD for almost everyone in our Chabot family and if i don’t then i have emails from other researchers who i have asked for help, like the one i sent you on the death of my Francois Xavier Chabot, still have not found where he is buried……

    Anyhow back to the Sharbot and Cathie Lineage I tried to help them i did hours of research for them trying to find BMD records for their ancestors but there was no birth record or marriage found for their Francois Sharbot who they sometimes call Chief Fansway………..and no birth record or parents for either he or Mary Susan……

    I have the deluxe membership with Ancestry.com I have access to all Catholic Church records in Quebec and Ontario and i have not found anything on the name Sharbot except an Irish family who lived in Quebec with that last name………….so i tried searching the different spelling of names and no luck. Then one of the girls at Sharbot Lake told me they married in St Annes in Quebec she thinks???and it was a wild goose chase………maybe their Sharbot couple came from Mars………..

    I will forward you some photos of my Chabot family these are children of Francois Xavier Chabot and Odile “Mary” Lachapelle…..then i am going to bed………

    Please if you need more info on the Sharbot i have old emails from Marie Ann Wilson and Danka Brewer……..BTW i think if you type in Danka Brewer ancestry you can bring up her story……..those relatives are in disagreement of Mary Susans last name……..I do not save emails but i did theirs because i was helping them research their heritage and they explain who is who in them…if i find the tree someone put on ancestry of the Sharbot lineage i will send it ………..funny though it is unsourced and contact is unknown……………wonder why????

  • 13. Mohawk Nation News  |  October 21, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Mysteries at Sharbot Lake

    In genealogy it is very important to find actual records to back up your claim of ancestry. The best records are birth, marriage & death these are signed by ancestors and witnessed by someone else.
    Why?
    1.) If census takers did not speak French or understand the strong accents (Irish, Scottish and English) then they spelled names by how they sounded. If they did not write neatly then more errors occurred.

    2.) Accuracy also depended on who was home to give the answers. Ex: If your 13 year old was home alone to answer questions from census takers, would they know all family members dates of birth, place born (Nationality)? No! In 1800’s & early 1900’s that would be less likely.

    One of the worst Genealogy errors, (which I have made myself) is to rely on family stories. It reminds me of the game where everyone sits in a big circle and the first person is handed a sentence to memorize, then whispers it in the ear of the person next to them going right around until the last person stands up and blurts out the sentence. What happens? The sentence is so distorted that everyone laughs.

    March 2006 my ancestors Francois X Chabot and Mary Lachapelle’s photo of their 50th wedding anniversary was posted by (Al Lewis) on the Bytown or Bust website, an excellent place to learn history and get help with genealogy. I received so many emails from people willing to help me. The one email was from a genealogy researcher, she told me that there was another photo of my ancestors only a younger version, which hangs at Sharbot Lake. She was looking at facial features not the names and she was sure it is the same couple.

    That is when I got involved with Sharbot Lake Genealogy.

    I was able to find several descendants living near Sharbot Lake and after exchanging many emails and phone calls we all agreed that the two photos sure look like the same couple. We didn’t know if their couple and mine were one in the same or two different ones.
    They told me their genealogy basically started with their Francis and Mary Susan Sharbot. They had no records of birth or any marriage for their couple. They were pretty sure though that they had married in Quebec before coming to Sharbot Lake. The first document found for their couple in the 1861 census for Oso, Frontenac.
    One of the descendants commented that some of her relatives had fabricated some facts, when records were not found and she did not feel that was right. This was interesting deception in the ranks!
    I told them all to email me what they did have for their ancestors and I would do some research and try to find out who is who and try to solve the photo mystery. After receiving their information I was puzzled because each had different maiden names for Mary Susan and one said her name was Susan Mary? Last names used.(Nagrite/ Nigigne/Neegek/Guigue and Whiteduck.) Surnames for Francis were Sharbot/Charbot/Chabotte/ and Jobot). There were also lots variations, in birth and death dates.

    After many weeks of daily research I had exhausting all of my resources and I had not found anymore for their or my couple. I received an email telling me to try a Claude Chabot in Quebec, this man was so passionate about his Chabot heritage he for many years researched all the Chabot persons who had lived in Quebec. He now has a data base and book of over 40,000 Chabot persons found in Church records and Archives.
    I contacted Claude Chabot and gave him what I had on my Francois X Chabot & Odile Mary Lachapelle and the Sharbot lake couple. I informed him to try all the variations of the names.

    A few weeks later he emailed and told me that my ancestors were already in his data base and book, so he had my lineage right back to a Mathurin Chabot who came from France to Quebec in 1600’s…
    He regretted however that he could not find this other Francis Sharbot and Mary Susan using all the suggested names. There where no birth, no marriage and no parents found. He even went to Maniwaki and Laval University Archives. He said it was as if this couple never existed.

    I love to solve mysteries so I have to keep looking until I find answers. Was Francis and Mary one couple or two? I also wanted to meet the descendants and see the photo in the hall for myself. We went to Sharbot Lake in July 2007 and physically compared the two photos. All present agreed that the two photos did look like the same couple. I discussed the photo with one of the descendants and she suggested that if the two photos were my ancestors then perhaps their Francis was a son or other close relative.
    I also went to a Pow Wow and met more descendants and asked if there were any other photos of Francis or Mary Susan to compare to the two we now had. They did not have any of Francois but several of Mary Susan. I was told copies would be made and sent to me…that was more than a year ago and I have not received any photos….Hmmm?
    I was given another person to contact a Cathie Duchene from BC who had worked on her Sharbot genealogy. I did find Cathie and we hashed over our genealogy and I sent her my photo of my ancestors wedding anniversary. She too decided that the photo at Sharbot Lake must be my ancestors. She had wondered why the photo of the couple in the Sharbot Lake hall did not resemble anyone in her family and that her ancestors had much darker skin. The story she remembered hearing about the photo is that someone had given it to Tommy Sharbot because it said Francis and Mary Shabort on the back , so it was merely a mistake in identity. The same photo that is in several books, brochures and articles, most state they were Algonquians.
    When last I spoke with Cathie in May 2008 she had two missions, she was leaving BC for Ontario in June to proof her ancestors were Mohawks and to ask that the photo of my ancestors be taken down until we get to the bottom of the mystery. I have not heard from her since May.

    I did however receive an email from someone who informed me that Cathie was in Ontario and there was an article in the Frontenac News about her…I was surprised to see that Cathie had reclaimed the photo that hangs in the hall as being her Francis and Mary and that she claims they are Mohawk.
    Maybe my ancestor’s photo serves a purpose in that perhaps it is the only photo of a couple who looks aboriginal. You will see in the next view pages more on the Francis and Mary Susan Sharbot and that it would be Impossible for them to have married in Quebec and be the couple who first came to Sharbot Lake, using the 1826 or 1830 or 1840 dates.

    I am no history expert but I have read articles and books on the area of Frontenac and Grenville…It is true that the territory at one time was held by the Mohawk tribe back around 1700’s and very early 1800’s. It wasn’t until 1820’s that some Algonquin families of the Lake of Two Mountains Tribe started coming seasonally. One article said many Algonquin families left Quebec and first settled in Grenville Co., Ontario, where they farmed. Note that my ancestors did and are found in 1851 cencus records, in Grenville.

    ALL THE CENSUS RECORDS that I have found for the ancestors who lived in Sharbot Lake & Frontenac area names Sharbot, Antoine and Whiteduck families state their Race or Tribe… Indian/Indigenous /Algonquin or Chippewa. Not ONE census record or death or birth ever mentions Mohawk!

    This past year I have read many articles on the aboriginal people who lived in Ontario and most interesting are the Parallels in an article which may explain where a few of the Sharbot Lake descendants borrowed their information from.

    There is a great research paper done by Bill Allen titled The Nineteen Century Aboriginal Farmers of the Madawaska River. It was brought too our attention by Jean Claude Dube a man who has done a lot of history and genealogy research. Jean Claude along with Al Lewis and many others have tried so hard to help Cathie and I figure out the mystery of the photo and the two Francis Chabot/Sharbot and wives Mary. Also they tried to help Cathie with her claim of Mohawk. (Bill Allen’s article can be accessed by the web using the title. It is a great history lesson for some of the Algonquin families who farmed along the Madawaska River.

    Bill’s article mentions Paul Somogneche, aka (Paul Megawish) aka (Indian McCann) b 1811, PQ. Who came to Long Lake now Galeairy Lake sometime before 1854 according to a survey map. He became in (1868) Grand High Chief of the Algonquians and Nipissings. The 1871 census list 1st Paul Somogneche and two other family heads living in W. Madawaska area which is now known as Algonquin Park (Library of National Archives)
    2nd Peter Chabott b 1822 Lake of Two Mountains, (He became Chief in (1894) and was married to Chief Paul’s daughter Mary Somogneche b 1835-d 1884.(notice the birth dates for Peter and Mary are the same birth dates used for Francis and Mary Sharbot in the Sharbot Family trees found on Ancestry.com submitted by several Sharbot descendants.

    3rd Joseph Francis aka Joseph Fransway age 30 b abt 1841 (Note the name Francis and Fransway it was his surname) He was not Indian but French according to the article. It also states that it was said that Peter Chabotte b 1822 (that date is on his death registration) may have been from the Francis Chabot/ Sharbot family, of the Lake of two Mountain Algonquin tribe who were the first to settle at Sharbot Lake in about 1826. The Francois he is referring too could not be your Francis Sharbot and Mary Susan…..Your Francois would have been about age 4 years and Mary Susan not even born yet!

    2.) The Sharbot Lake Historical Walking Tour Brochure states Francis Sharbot and wife Mary S.came abt 1840. That date might work for Francis he would have been 18 years old but Mary Susan would only have been 5 years old, too young to be a wife who married in Quebec, like you state in your Family tree.

    3.) The web site for Sharbot Lake Property Owners Association states the first settlers came to Sharbot in the year 1830. (the Archives Founding Families –source) (County of a Thousand Lakes (Brian Rollason) The information says the photo on the wall at Sharbot Lake community center is of a full blooded Mohawk couple (first time Mohawk was referred to the Sharbot family.) who came to settle in Sharbot Lake in 1830. (Chabot French name which was corrupted to English Sharbot.) Okay 1830… That would mean your Francis was age 8 and Mary Susan, not born yet!

    1851 Census no record for Oso, Frontenac it was marked as uninhabited.

    First record found for your Francis and Mary Susan is in the 1861 census. Note the spelling of the surname and dates of birth.
    1861 Census Oso/ Frontenac—–Francis Shabotte age 35 (b 1826)
    —–Mary Shabotte… age 28 (b 1833)

    1871 Census Oso/ Addington—-Francis Shabot age 48 (1823) b. in Ontario
    —-Mary Shabot—-age 38 (1833)

    1881 Census Oso/Addington—-Fransway?? Sharbot age 59 (b 1822) in PQ —-Mary Sharbot —–age 46(b 1835) in PQ

    1891 Census Oso/Addington (Francis now deceased), but Mary gives her age as 47, b abt. 1844, Quebec.

    1897 Marriage of Mary S Sharbot to 2nd husband Thomas Butterfield she gives her age as 52 making her born again 1844 same as 1891 census. No place of birth, no mothers name but for the first in print a record of who she states her father was Louis Negigne.

    1900 Feb 9th her death registration says she was 72 b abt 1828, that would still make her abt 12 in 1840. Giving info is brother her son-in-law.

    What year was your Francis Sharbot a Chief? I have not been able to find any documents that state he was a Chief like you have stated in your genealogy on the Sharbot family tree on Ancestry.com.

    I was now beginning to see what one descendant told me that some of the genealogy was exaggerated or borrowed. It now looks like the Genealogy done by some of you Sharbot descendants was based on guesses or family stories and no records to back up your claims. It looks like Swiss Cheese.

    Some of you are probably wondering what my motives are? I am a serious genealogy researcher for 18 years now. I seek the truth of family heritage. I feel we ALL owe it to our Ancestors to find the most accurate accounts of their lives….My ancestors may or may not have ever lived in Sharbot Lake but their photo has lived there since 1939.

    If Cathie’s story is true that someone handed Tommy Sharbot a photo mistaking the couple for your Francis and Mary Sharbot, then it was just an honest mistake identity. If however there is something more to my ancestors and Sharbot Lake then I want to know and I will never stop looking until I find the answers.

    My ancestors:
    Francois Xavier Chabot(1806- 1897) married 2nd wife Odile Mary Lachapelle 29 Sep 1840.@ St Jerome Terrebone, Quebec. They baptized their first two children in the same church in Quebec and them sometime after 1844 they left Terrebone, Quebec for Grenville, Ontario.
    The first record I have for mine is in Ontario for the 1851 census where they are farming in Grenville, Co, Ontario not far from Merrickville. In the household Head Francis….wife Mary Children…Francis age 8, Emily age 6, Adeline age 3,Mary Jane age 1. .
    The next record I find for them is in Arnprior, Ontario in1868 @ the Catholic Church baptizing an illegitimate child they name as Joseph. I have checked the 1861 census for Renfrew but they were not there so now I must check other counties….my research is on going. I will find more and let you know the rest of Story…….deb Armstrong.

  • 14. Mohawk Nation News  |  October 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Mysteries at Sharbot Lake
    In genealogy it is very important to find actual records to back up
    your claim of ancestry. The best records are birth, marriage & death these are signed by ancestors and witnessed by someone else. Why?
    1.) If census takers did not speak French or understand the strong accents (Irish, Scottish and English) then they spelled names by how they sounded. If they did not write neatly then more errors occurred.
    2.) Accuracy also depended on who was home to give the answers. Ex: If your 13 year old was home alone to answer questions from census takers, would they know all family members dates of birth, place born (Nationality)? No! In 1800’s & early 1900’s that would be less likely.One of the worst Genealogy errors, (which I have made myself) is to rely on family stories. It reminds me of the game where everyone sits in a
    big circle and the first person is handed a sentence to memorize, then whispers it in the ear of the person next to them going right around until the last person stands up and blurts out the sentence. What happens? The sentence is so distorted that everyone laughs. March 2006 my ancestors Francois X Chabot and Mary Lachapelle’s photo of their 50th wedding anniversary was posted by (Al Lewis) on the
    Bytown or Bust website, an excellent place to learn history and get help with genealogy. I received so many emails from people willing to help me.
    The one email was from a genealogy researcher, she told me that there was another photo of my ancestors only a younger version, which hangs at Sharbot Lake. She was looking at facial features not the names and she was
    sure it is the same couple.
    That is when I got involved with Sharbot Lake Genealogy.
    I was able to find several descendants living near Sharbot Lake and after exchanging many emails and phone calls we all agreed that the two photos sure look like the same couple. We didn’t know if their couple and
    mine were one in the same or two different ones. They told me their genealogy basically started with their Francis and Mary Susan Sharbot. They had no records of birth or any marriage for their couple. They were pretty sure though that they had married in Quebec before coming to Sharbot Lake. The first document found for their couple in the 1861 census for Oso, Frontenac.
    One of the descendants commented that some of her relatives had
    fabricated some facts, when records were not found and she did not feel that was right. This was interesting deception in the ranks! I told them all to email me what they did have for their ancestors and I would do some research and try to find out who is who and try to solve the
    photo mystery. After receiving their information I was puzzled because each had different maiden names for Mary Susan and one said her name was Susan Mary?
    Last names used.Nagrite/Nigigne/Neegek/Guigue and Whiteduck.) Surnames for Francis were Sharbot/Charbot/Chabotte/ and
    Jobot). There were also lots variations, in birth and death dates. After many weeks of daily research I had exhausting all of my resources and I had not found anymore for their or my couple. I received an email telling me to try a Claude Chabot in Quebec, this man was so passionate about his Chabot heritage he for many years researched all the
    Chabot persons who had lived in Quebec. He now has a data base and book of over 40,000 Chabot persons found in Church records and Archives. I contacted Claude Chabot and gave him what I had on my Francois X Chabot & Odile Mary Lachapelle and the Sharbot lake couple. I informed him to try all the variations of the names.
    A few weeks later he emailed and told me that my ancestors were
    already in his data base and book, so he had my lineage right back to a Mathurin Chabot who came from France to Quebec in 1600’s… He regretted however that he could not find this other Francis Sharbot and Mary Susan using all the suggested names. There where no birth, no
    marriage and no parents found. He even went to Maniwaki and Laval
    University Archives. He said it was as if this couple never existed. I love to solve mysteries so I have to keep looking until I find
    answers. Was Francis and Mary one couple or two? I also wanted to meet the descendants and see the photo in the hall for myself. We went to Sharbot Lake in July 2007 and physically compared the two photos. All present agreed that the two photos did look like the same couple. I discussed the
    photo with one of the descendants and she suggested that if the two photos were my ancestors then perhaps their Francis was a son or other close relative.
    I also went to a Pow Wow and met more descendants and asked if
    there were any other photos of Francis or Mary Susan to compare to the two we now had. They did not have any of Francois but several of Mary Susan. I was told copies would be made and sent to me…that was more than a year
    ago and I have not received any photos….Hmmm? I was given another person to contact a Cathie Duchene from BC who
    had worked on her Sharbot genealogy. I did find Cathie and we hashed over our genealogy and I sent her my photo of my ancestors wedding anniversary.
    She too decided that the photo at Sharbot Lake must be my ancestors. She had wondered why the photo of the couple in the Sharbot Lake hall did not
    resemble anyone in her family and that her ancestors had much darker skin. The story she remembered hearing about the photo is that someone had
    given it to Tommy Sharbot because it said Francis and Mary Shabort on the back , so it was merely a mistake in identity. The same photo that is in several books, brochures and articles, most state they were Algonquians.
    When last I spoke with Cathie in May 2008 she had two missions, she
    was leaving BC for Ontario in June to proof her ancestors were Mohawks and to ask that the photo of my ancestors be taken down until we get to the bottom of the mystery. I have not heard from her since May. I did however receive an email from someone who informed me that Cathie was in Ontario and there was an article in the Frontenac News about her…I was surprised to see that Cathie had reclaimed the photo that hangs in the hall as being her Francis and Mary and that she claims they are Mohawk.
    Maybe my ancestor’s photo serves a purpose in that perhaps it is the only photo of a couple who looks aboriginal. You will see in the next view pages more on the Francis and Mary Susan Sharbot and that it would be impossible for them to have married in Quebec and be the couple who
    first came to Sharbot Lake, using the 1826 or 1830 or 1840 dates.
    I am no history expert but I have read articles and books on the area of Frontenac and Grenville…It is true that the territory at one time was held by the Mohawk tribe back around 1700’s and very early 1800’s. It wasn’t until
    1820’s that some Algonquin families of the Lake of Two Mountains Tribe started coming seasonally. One article said many Algonquin families left
    Quebec and first settled in Grenville Co., Ontario, where they farmed. Note that my ancestors did and are found in 1851 cencus records, in Grenville.
    ALL THE CENSUS RECORDS that I have found for the ancestors
    who lived in Sharbot Lake & Frontenac area names Sharbot, Antoine and Whiteduck families state their Race or Tribe… Indian/Indigenous
    /Algonquin or Chippewa. Not ONE census record or death or birth ever mentions Mohawk!
    This past year I have read many articles on the aboriginal people who lived in Ontario and most interesting are the Parallels in an article which may explain where a few of the Sharbot Lake descendants borrowed their information from. There is a great research paper done by Bill Allen titled The Nineteen
    Century Aboriginal Farmers of the Madawaska River. It was brought
    too our attention by Jean Claude Dube a man who has done a lot of history and genealogy research. Jean Claude along with Al Lewis and many others have tried so hard to help Cathie and I figure out the mystery of the photo
    and the two Francis Chabot/Sharbot and wives Mary. Also they tried to help
    Cathie with her claim of Mohawk. (Bill Allen’s article can be accessed by the web using the title. It is a great history lesson for some of the
    Algonquin families who farmed along the Madawaska River.
    Bill’s article mentions Paul Somogneche, aka (Paul Megawish) aka (Indian McCann) b 1811, PQ. Who came to Long Lake now Galeairy Lake sometime before 1854 according to a survey map. He became in (1868) Grand High Chief of the Algonquians and Nipissings. The 1871 census
    list 1st Paul Somogneche and two other family heads living in W.
    Madawaska area which is now known as Algonquin Park (Library of
    National Archives)2nd Peter Chabott b 1822 Lake of Two Mountains, (He became Chief in
    (1894) and was married to Chief Paul’s daughter Mary Somogneche b 1835-d 1884.(notice the birth dates for Peter and Mary are the same birth dates used for Francis and Mary Sharbot in the Sharbot Family trees found on Ancestry.com submitted by several Sharbot descendants.
    3rd Joseph Francis aka Joseph Fransway age 30 b abt 1841 (Note the name Francis and Fransway it was his surname) He was not Indian but French according to the article. It also states that it was said that Peter Chabotte b
    1822 (that date is on his death registration) may have been from the Francis Chabot/ Sharbot family, of the Lake of two Mountain Algonquin tribe who
    were the first to settle at Sharbot Lake in about 1826. The Francois he is referring too could not be your Francis Sharbot and Mary Susan…..Your Francois would have been about age 4 years and Mary Susan not even born yet!
    2.) The Sharbot Lake Historical Walking Tour Brochure states Francis Sharbot and wife Mary S.came abt 1840. That date might work for Francis he would have been 18 years old but Mary Susan would only have been 5 years old, too young to be a wife who married in Quebec, like you state in your Family tree.
    3.) The web site for Sharbot Lake Property Owners Association states the first settlers came to Sharbot in the year 1830. (the Archives Founding Families –source) (County of a Thousand Lakes (Brian Rollason) The
    information says the photo on the wall at Sharbot Lake community center is of a full blooded Mohawk couple (first time Mohawk was referred to the Sharbot family.) who came to settle in Sharbot Lake in 1830. (Chabot
    French name which was corrupted to English Sharbot.) Okay 1830… That would mean your Francis was age 8 and Mary Susan, not born yet! 1851 Census no record for Oso, Frontenac it was marked as uninhabited.
    First record found for your Francis and Mary Susan is in the 1861 census. Note the spelling of the surname and dates of birth.
    1861 Census Oso/ Frontenac—–Francis Shabotte age 35 (b 1826)
    —–Mary Shabotte… age 28 (b 1833)
    1871 Census Oso/ Addington—-Francis Shabot age 48 (1823) b. in Ontario
    —-Mary Shabot—-age 38 (1833)
    1881 Census Oso/Addington—-Fransway?? Sharbot age 59 (b 1822) in PQ
    —-Mary Sharbot —–age 46(b 1835)in PQ
    1891 Census Oso/Addington (Francis now deceased), but Mary gives her age as 47, b abt. 1844, Quebec.
    1897 Marriage of Mary S Sharbot to 2nd husband Thomas Butterfield she gives her age as 52 making her born again 1844 same as 1891 census. No place of birth, no mothers name but for the first in print a record of who she states her father was Louis Negigne. 1900 Feb 9th her death registration says she was 72 b abt 1828, that would still make her abt 12 in 1840. Giving info is brother her son-in-law.
    What year was your Francis Sharbot a Chief? I have not been able to find any documents that state he was a Chief like you have stated in your genealogy on the Sharbot family tree on Ancestry.com.
    I was now beginning to see what one descendant told me that some
    of the genealogy was exaggerated or borrowed. It now looks like the
    Genealogy done by some of you Sharbot descendants was based on
    guesses or family stories and no records to back up your claims. It looks like Swiss Cheese.
    Some of you are probably wondering what my motives are? I am a serious genealogy researcher for 18 years now. I seek the truth of family heritage. I feel we ALL owe it to our Ancestors to find the most accurate accounts of their lives….My ancestors may or may not have ever lived in Sharbot Lake but their photo has lived there since 1939.
    If Cathie’s story is true that someone handed Tommy Sharbot a
    photo mistaking the couple for your Francis and Mary Sharbot, then it was just an honest mistake identity. If however there is something more to my ancestors and Sharbot Lake then I want to know and I will never stop looking until I find the answers.
    My ancestors: Francois Xavier Chabot(1806- 1897) married 2nd wife Odile Mary Lachapelle 29 Sep 1840.@ St Jerome Terrebone, Quebec. They baptized their first two children in the same church in Quebec and them sometime after 1844 they left Terrebone, Quebec for Grenville, Ontario.
    The first record I have for mine is in Ontario for the 1851 census
    where they are farming in Grenville, Co, Ontario not far from Merrickville. In the household Head Francis….wife Mary
    Children…Francis age 8, Emily age 6, Adeline age 3,Mary Jane age 1. .
    The next record I find for them is in Arnprior, Ontario in1868 @ the Catholic Church baptizing an illegitimate child they name as Joseph. I have checked the 1861 census for Renfrew but they were not there so now I must check other counties….my research is on going. I will find more and let you know the rest of Story…….
    Deb Armstrong.

  • 15. Mohawk Nation News  |  December 2, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    It has been verified with Warren Sharbot, Cathie Duchene’s , Great Uncle, that she is not the head or the leader of the Sharbot family. Warren also states that Cathie, does not speak for and represent the Sharbot family. Cathie is a Duchene and not a Sharbot. They also do not approve of what Cathie is doing on behalf of the Sharbot family. He also stated that the photos of the Sharbots that Cathie has were not supposed to be published on the internet and her Great Uncle is very angry about that. He also had said that he has not seen any proof of what Cathie is saying about the Sharbots, and the papers that she says has about the Sharbot’s owning 100 acres of land around Sharbot lake. She has refused to share this information with the rest of her family. She has also taken advantage of her great uncle financially in the past. He also knows that Cathie has been calling herself a Chief and told her that was not appropriate, as their family holds no chief title and women do not hold chiefs titles.
    The rest of the Sharbots want Cathie to stop what she is doing in their name, because she is bringing great shame and a negative backlash on the rest of the Sharbots because of the turmoil she is causing at various Six Nation Communities. This is a notice that Cathie Duchene cease and desist what she is doing immediately. Her Great Uncle can be contacted anytime for further information as he is the true and proper head of the Sharbot family. He also verified that Cathie Duchene is indeed not Mohawk, because her mother, Audrey, is the daughter of Viola Lanning, who was born in Buckingham, Quebec. Viola Lanning’s parents were both non-native, and the Lannings originally came from Great Britain. Therefore by our Great Law, Cathie is not native, not Mohawk and is not of the Bear Clan.

  • 16. Mohawk Nation News  |  December 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    From: Angela Sharbot
    To: Debbie Armstrong
    Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 8:19 AM
    Subject: RE: Post Cathie Duchene

    Hi Deb

    Yes, please continue to keep me updated and thank you for the information you sent last night.

    If you have any opportunity to let your Mohawk connections know that Perry and I do not support or agree with what Cathie is doing, please say something on our behalf. Perry and I also believe she is causing us and our extended family greater harm than good through the behaviours and actions she is taking. She does not speak for our family.

    I wish for the Mohawk community and the people that Cathie caused trouble, wisdom to know that she is not working on behalf of all of our family(s) and I also hope they do not hold any bad will toward us for her doings.

    Thanks again for keeping us informed and we will be in touch again soon.

    Angela and Perry

  • 17. Rick Fanning  |  August 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Things sure have changed in the 30 plus years since I lived in Sharbot Lake. What is all this Native American stuff that’s going on? Are there any people in the area that are of 100 percent Native blood? I don’t recall there being very many when I lived there. Where did they all come from? Or are they, like many of the the “Native” Americans around this area, partly to mostly Caucasian in ancestry. Around here, if you are 1/16th than you are considered eligible for tribal membership. What a crock!

    I can certainly relate to the desire not to have uranium mined in that area, mostly because of the mess the mining companies tend to make of the land. I can’t in true conscience say I agree with the so called indigenous bunch who claimed to have maintained some sort of ownership of the land. It is well documented that land ownership was a foreign concept the the people living here when the European settlers arrived, so why are pseudo Natives now trying to claim it. The whole big conflict is stupid and will never bear good fruit. Hell, the “Natives” can’t get along with each other.

    It has been a source of great aggravation to me that, until recently, anyone here in Tennessee who could claim they were a “Native” American was not required to posess a license in order to to hunt, fish or trap. I have sprung from the soil of this continent just as surely as anyone who calls themselves Native, and therefore I am truly a “Native American”. Where are my free licenses? So also, are the great majority of the people living in Ontario “Native”, regardless of racial or ethnic background.

    If you truly are of indigenous descent, I think your time would be much better spent protecting and nurturing Mother Earth.

    Nuff said.

    Rick Fanning

    • 18. Anonymous  |  July 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Excellent post from another fellow Native American. My ancestors have been here sine 1624 and have no claim to any free licenses or rights, or any distinct ancestral genetic claims to land or alternative ancestral homeland besides Native America. Most American and Canadian families are Native Americans after almost 300 to 400 years. We just work hard and try to protect and respect our country. What group can we attach ourselves to, The over taxed??

  • 19. Nancy Sharbot  |  March 4, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Funny we have not heard hide nor hair rom Cathy of late. Perhaps we should check the prisons

  • 20. L.J. Fournier  |  September 27, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I have just spent an hour reading this rant and cross referencing to valid historical data. There are several of your points that make such little sense that they need spirit help. To begin, “orakwa”. As a person with both Anashanabe and Seneca ancestors, I have difficulty following his logic. For example, he says, ” Apparently, Chief Francois Sharbot’s, Born 1822, also known as Chief Sharbot ( Odjik/Jobot) a Mohawk Chief, originally came to Sharbot Lake in the late 1700’s, I was told from my granddaddy and great-grandmother it was 1764 with a whiteman.” Now, let’s do a bit of simple arithmatic with that state. Your “granddaddy” told you that his mother told him about something that happened in 1764. Frankly, I was born at night, but not last night.

    Frankly, it is hurtful what you are doing. Devisivness has led our race to its present state. Instead of celebrating the fact that government researchers and lawyers have concluded that the Algonquin Land Claim is legitimate, out of some sense of personal greed, you make aspirtions about people’s ancestors. Frankly, you are not much of a brother and a very poor student of mathematics or history. As Aboriginal people, we lack a history though we have a proud past. The history amounts to what has been written by the white man and often incoherent word of mouth stories. This much is known and IS fact. First, the home of the Mohawk is present day New York and Pennsylvania. Their allies (the Duthc, who gave them guns) and the British who wanted beaver eventually pushed them out of their tradtional land. The waves of Mohawk immigrants to Canada first began immediately after the USA Revolutionary War (1776) when the British gave them land in the(then) british colony of Canada. A second, larger wave followed after the war of 1812-1814 when the British gave them more land as a reward for siding with the British in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812-1814. In fact, my friend, I doubt that either your “granddaddy” or his mother were borm by that time.

    My brother, when you point a finger at one man, you point three more back at yourself. When you set about questioning history based upon how you feel things ought to be, a huge bias occurs. As the decendant of Iroquoian and Algonquin ancestors, I have problem with your arithmetic, your logic and your motive.

  • 21. mark lambert  |  October 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Well mr. Fanning just like to say you are a complete idiot! I am a direct decendant of francis sharbot and if he was alive he would prolly smack all you people for your foolish shit you put on here. As for the lady saying there is no such thing as devils lake yes there is its just north of kingston cause my parents live there and that is bedford township ya tool.


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