There is probably no connection here, but since I am trying to "think outside of the box", I thought I would contact you; maybe we can help each other?
I am trying to track down the origins of a Susanne VAHIS, prob. b.c. 1769, who married in Arkansas(prob. Arkansas Post)to a Jean Dion(aka John "Diane").She was still alive in 1814-16 but her husband was already dead.He, I believe, was probably the son of a Jean Baptiste Dion, who was a French-Canadian "Voyageur"/Trapper/Trader.
But as for Susanne "Vahis"....can't find anything remotely resembling a person of that name anywhere.I had thought that perhaps the name was in error and perhaps she was a Janis or a Danis, both of which are French-Canadian in origin.But so far, no luck at all in placing her with those families.
And I've also theorized that Susanne was possibly Osage Indian, and that the name is a Frenchified mispronunciation of something like "Oua-his".
But when I found your posting, I remembered that the French-Canadians along the Mississippi in the 18th Century were on good terms with the Chickasaw, and that if one pronounces the "V" as a "W", then Vahis does sound something like Wahee.
Since your posting, have you found anything else about your Wahees that might throw some light on my "Vahis" problem?If so, would appreciate hearing from you. Regards, Larry D.H. Coats