Marie Josephe Garand/t born Lower Canada
My GGG grandmother was Marie Josephe Garand born between 1788 & 1792 in Lower Canada Quebec. She married Anthony Wonch Sr. about 1805 in Markham Twp York Co Ontario. Family stories suggest she may have been a servant or Interpreter for Governor John Grave Simcoe, also she may have been associated with the "French Royalist" who settled for a short period of time around 1800 in Vaughan & Markham Townships on Yonge Street at Richmond Hill. It is suggested that both her and Anthony may have been employed with the French Loyalist and that may be how they met,also she had land transaction with one of the Royalist in a buy sell of Property in 1815 and 1816.
It was nice to find out her name via these land transactions but we would love to attach her to her family in Quebec. We know all about her and her family since she married Anthony.
If anyone has any information about Maria before 1800 please contact me Hugh Cowan Brandon Manitobahic@wcgwave.ca