Unknown to our family, there were several related families of Valleys that settled in Bay County, Michigan between 1860-1890.Joseph Vallee(s/o Joseph and Genevieve Lessard) 1m. Angelique Landry 1818 St. Marie, Beauce.They had several children-two which I can verify immigrated to Michigan.Pierre Celestin(changed name to Peter Charles) and Silas.Pierre married Josephine LaChance and they had 12 children that I know of: Josephine, Thomas, Edward, Flavie, Joseph Theophile(known as Tuffield), Peter, Archille, Annie, Demera, and I believe Odile, Obeline, and George.This family lived in Bangor.
Joseph Vallee married a second time in 1844 to Cesarie Jacques(d/o Jean-Pierre and Marie-Angelique Lessard dit Leparc) They had at least seven children: Theophile(my husband's gggrandfather), Damase, Eleazar, Joseph, Jean, Marie, and Delphi.Theophile, Eleazar, and Delphi settled in West Bay City, or Banks, as it was originally called.Theophile owned a butcher shop.One of the other brothers owned a saloon across the street.
If anyone knows any information or is connected to either line, please contact me. Thanks, Karen Schmalzel Allenton, Michigan