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Dorion's of Ontario Canada Updated February 4, 2003
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There has been a name change over the years. Started with LORION and in mid 1800 got changed to DORION. Have the Lorion history
Narcisse Dorion married 1831 to Cecile Rupertsland (Manitoba). Narcisse Dorion, a voyageur, first came into Assiniboise in 1827 and married Cecile. In 1834 they had a daughter Mary and by 1841 Narcisse, his wife Cecile and young Daughter Mary, made their epic canoe journey to the east, settling in Mattawa at the junction of the Ottawa and Mattawa rivers. (1st marriage not by church)
Narcisse (pierre) Dorion Born 1803, Quebec. Moved to Mattawa Ont. 1841. Married Cecile McDonald (mcdonnel) in Matawan Ont. (records of Missions 6) Both Narcisse and son confirmed 1864 (Mattawa Mission record) The Mattawa House (a fur trading post) was already in existence in 1837, so it is possible that the place was a Mission. There is a hotel nowadays called the Mattawa House. Cecile Mawiskak McDonnell was from the Saulteux indians (cree). Born in Manitoba, born 1809 CHILDREN Mary Dorion 1834 Born Rupertsland (Man) +Alexander Wilson +Jean Sauve +John McCracken 1832 Born Belfast Ireland Francis b. 1868 Henry b. 1870 William b. 1872 Juliet b. 1876 Maria b. 1879 - 1882
Narcisse Laurion Dorion b. 1836 - 1872 Burial St. Anne's cemetery Mattawa Ont. +Elizabeth Glisson 1836 - 1919 Born Ireland
Sophie Dorion Dec 8 1838 - Born Mattawa Ont. Bpt Jun 3 1839 M 1858 +Antoine Colton 1834 Bpt 1836 at the age of 2 (record of Mission 6)
Marie Anne Caroline Dorion 1845 Married 6 Aug 1864 Mattawa +Joseph Lapensee 1843 Born de l'Original
Alexandre Dorion 1850 Living with parents (1871 Ont. Census) +Nellie Martel Married 12 Apr 96 Mattawa
Lousia Dorion 1857 - 1878 Married 1876 Mattawa Ont. +William Wright Remarried Mary Young 1882
Julie Dorion 1852 Married 15 May 71 Mattawa +Moise Robert 1846 Born St, Andre Argentcuil
Daniel Dorion 1847 Born Mattawa Ont. (farmed Mattawa Ont)
Narcisse Laurion Dorion-Elizabeth Glisson Narcisse (Laurion) Dorion, Born 1836 in Quebec, at the age of 35 he lived and farmed Deux-Riviers Ont. Married Eliza Glisson, Born 1835 Ireland, Both of catholic faith. Narcisse Dorion died 1872 and buried at St. Ann's cemetery Mattawa Ont. After his death Eliza Dorion (Glisson) re-married Joseph Branconier 1872. Deux-River is about 25 miles east of Mattawa. There is a township called Mattawan as well: a few miles north of Mattawa. The Mattawa river was named Mattawouain or La Petite Riviere. Some of the Dorion lived in Deux-Rivieres at one time. There is a small place near Deux-Riviers that was called Rockcliff away back then, it is called Stonecliff now. I think some Dorion may be buried there as well. Their Children are::
Elizabeth Dorion b. 18 Jan 1865 Mattawa Ont +William Delaney Narcisse (nelson) Dorion b. 1866 Mattawa Ont +Martha Anne Morrissey b. 1877 New Ireland, Albert Cty, NB Bridget Dorion b 06 Aug 1870 Mattawa Ont Michael Braconier b. 1875 to Eliza Glisson and Joseph Braconier. Half Brother to all Dorion.
Narcisse (Nelson)Dorion - Martha Anne Morrissey. Their Children
Charles Dorion 1899-1964 born Massey Ont.
Annie Mary Charlotte Dorion died at birth
Nelson Michael Dorion 1901-1983 born Massey Ont. Burial Mississuga Ont +Martha A Orth (nee Anderson) 1907-1973 born Smithville Ont. burial Fruitland Ont. 2nd