Paul PHILLION / FILION / PHILION
McCabe List (1829) ML# 591
November 10, 2005:
I was reading the "Bytown or bust" article and was interested in the list of early
French Canadian workers on the Rideau canal. The list includes a Paul Filion and I
was wondering if there is anything further that can be found about this individual,
eg. where in Canada did he come from. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
Thanks for looking through records at Notre Dame Church. Hope you are able to find
something. Another Philion (Filion) who was living in this area was an Alexis Philion
who was b. 1813 and was found living in Russell, Cambridge at the time of the 1881
census. I am wondering if Paul and Alexis are related.
Thanks again for any help and yes you can add my em address to your website.
Here are some early Philion / Philion / Filion records from Notre Dame Cathedral.
Thanks to Ellen Paul for this:
8 Sep 1831
Baptism of Maria, 1 day old, daughter to Joseph Vannier and Caroline Filion
Godparents: Louis Olivier and Elizabeth Danis
M. Lalor, Priest
24 Jul 1832 Baptism of John, 17 mos. old, lawful son to Paul Filion and Mary Ryan Fauchean
Godparents: Pierre Poirier and Judith Rheaume
M. Lalor, P.
17 Nov 1842
Baptism of Ursuline, aged 19 days, daughter of Jean Baptiste Filion and Adelaide Blondet
Antoine Leonaise & Marie Clement
15 May 1843
After the publication of two banns, marriage of Jeremiah Filion, adult son of the late
Paul Filion and Louise Limoges of Terrebonne, Lower Canada, to Mary Goulet, resident
in Bytown and minor daughter of the late Basile Goulet and Genevieve Durant of Bytown
Seraphin Boucher, Cyrille Woisy, Angele Goulet & others
13 Oct 1843
Baptism of Alfred, born today of the marriage of Henry Goulet and Elmire Bone of Bytown
Jeremie Filion & Genevieve Durand
6 Mar 1844
Baptism of Marie Liobe, born yesterday of the marriage of Jeremie Filion, stonecutter
of Bytown, and Marie Goulast / Goulet
Louis Desormier & Genevieve Durand
10 May 1845
Baptism of Augustin, 2 mos. & 7 days old, son of Jean Baptiste Filion and Adelaide Blondeau
Maxime Bellegarde & Emerence Filion
1 Jul 1845
After three publications of banns, marriage of Francois Doray (Dore ?), adult son of
the late Jacques Doray and Catherine Foubert of Beauharnois, Lower Canada, to Emerence
Fillion, minor daughter of Jean Baptiste Fillion / Filion and Adelaide Blondeau of Bytown
Louis Dorion & Charles Chartrand
27 Mar 1847
Baptism of Maxime, born the same day of the marriage of Francois Delorme and Marie Filion of Bytown
Maxime Lepine & Flavie Came (twin)
27 Mar 1847
Baptism of Sophie, born the same day of the marriage of Francois Delorme and Marie Fillon of Bytown
Thomas Brule & Angelique Brunet (twin)
20 May 1847
Baptism of Pierre, aged 1 mo., son of J.B. Filion and Adelaide Blondeau of Bytown
Augustin Valcourt & Marie Letort
26 Jun 1848
Baptism of Guillaume, born yesterday of the marriage of Francois Delorme and Narcisse
Filion of Bytown
Basiel Guerard & Rose de Lima Robillard
14 Jun 1849
Baptism of Charles, born the day before yesterday of the marriage of Francois Doray /
Dore ? Delorme? and Adele Fillion / Filion
Simon Blondeau & Adele Lacroix
12 Nov 1850
Burial of Marie Rosalie Filion who died the day before yesterday, aged 7 mos.,
daughter of Paul Filion and Rosalie Decaire of Bytown
Jeremie Godin & Philibert Bastien
December 15, 2005:
I sent an em about a week ago, but can't locate it, so not sure if you ever
received it. I have a question about getting access to church records from St.
Patrick's, Bytown around 1840. I found that John G. Philion was born in 1841, St.
Patricks and married there in 1863. There may be other children from the marriage
of Alexis Philion and Francois Gossselin that were baptized or married in Bytown.
The LDS only has records starting from 1853, how would I locate records a decade
or more earlier?
Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
Here is another son of Alexis Philion and Francoise Gosselin. This record is from
Notre Dame on Sussex Drive and is dated 1855:
2 Jan 1855
Baptism of Alphonse, born 1 January of the marriage of Alexis Filion and Francoise Gosselin
Godparents: Charles ? & Francoise Huot--
Source: Ellen Paul
Hi again, Richard:
I just came across the death of a Robert Charles Philion who
died Dec 13, 1876. His father was John Philion.
John is listed as a storekeeper, his wife's name is not listed.
Robert Charles Philion was aged two years and four months.
The witnesses to the death register were John Philion and Thomas Moran. This
is recorded at St. Michael's Church in Corkery, Ontario (now part of the western
area of the City of Ottawa).
April 5, 2006:
hello richard and al,
i came across your postings at bytown.net. my husband's family is from ottawa and
i was interested in a couple of the names you mentioned in your dec 2005 correspondance
regarding the philion family:
re: my father-in-law's side (gosselin, robillard, côté, gravel, chevrier, aubuchon)
alexis philion + francoise GOSSELIN
basiel guerard + rose de lima ROBILLARD
we have traced this side back as follows:
Romeo Gosselin, b. 1917, Ottawa
+ Nora Chevrier
Sévère Gosselin, b. 1875, Ottawa
+ Corrine Gravel
Sévère Gosselin, b. 1875, "Ontario"
+ Marie Côté, b 1845, "Ontario"-- daughter of Jean-Baptist Cote and Genevieve Aubuchon
André Gosselin, b about 1790-1823, probably Quebec
+ Delphine Robillard b about 1790-1823, probably Quebec (Delphine was likely
the daughter of Antoine Robillard, b. 1797 St. Eustache)
i suspect that andré gosselin and antoine robillard originally came from quebec,
possibly montreal-way. i learned that they went to bytown to build the rideau canal,
and stayed to work in the quarries.
i would love to trace the line back further if possible. do any of these names
ring a bell in your research?
also, the mention of corkery struck me. my mother-in-law is an o'connell, whose
ancestors helped settle this area. in fact, last summer we were at st. michael's for
an o'connell family reunion.
E-mail Richard Phillion, Heather Knechtel and Al Lewis
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