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The Poisson Family
Mathurine and Barbe Poisson were from the parish of St. Jean-Mortagne, Alencon, Orne, France; the daughters of Jean Poisson and Barbe Broust.  They arrived in the Quebec Colony as  Filles A Marier;   with Mathurine contracted to Jacques Aubuchon and Barbe to Leonard Lucault. 
Mathurine Poisson
Mathurine Poisson was born in 1627 and died in 1665 at Cap de la Madeleine, Champlain, Québec.  She married Jacques Aubuchon on October 08, 1647 at Ville De Quebec and the couple had eight children before her death.  Jacques was born on December 01, 1617 at St. Rémi de Dieppe, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France; the son of Jean Aubuchon and Catherine Marchand.  He died on December 07, 1701 at Trois-Rivieres.

Jean Aubuchon - Was born on March 25, 1649 and died on September 09, 1655 at Trois-Rivieres.

Marie-Anne Aubuchon - Was born in 1651 and died on January 14, 1708 in Champlain, Quebec.  She married Francois-Romain Chorel and the couple had six children.

Rene Aubuchon - Was born in 1653 and died on March 29, 1688 at Trois-Rivieres.

Jacques Aubuchon - Was born on May 04, 1655 and died in 1682 at Batiscan.

Ignace Aubuchon - Was born on October 05, 1657 and died in 1665 in Trois-Rivieres.

Joseph Desailliers Aubuchon - Was born on February 12, 1659 in Trois-Rivieres and died on October 05, 1722 in Sorel, Quebec.  He married Louise Dandonneau and the couple had ten children.

Francois Aubuchon - Was born in 1662 and died in 1700 at Trois-Rivieres.

Nicolas Aubuchon - Was born in 1663 and died in 1665 at Trois-Rivieres.
Barbe Poisson
Barbe Poisson was born about 1631 and died on January 7, 1711 in Montreal.  She married Leonard Lucault on October 12, 1648 and they had a daughter Marie born on July 01, 1650.  She grew up to marry Rene Cuillerier and gave birth to sixteen children.  Marie died on December 22, 1727 in Montreal.

Leonard Lucault died of injuries sustained in a raid by the Iroquois, on June 20, 1651; and Barbe then married Gabriel Celles on November 19, 1652.  Gabriel was born in 1626 at Nonant, Caen, Calvados, France; the son of Jean Celles and Colette Pagnot.  He arrived in the colony as a judge.

Barbe made a name for herself when in 1661, her husband was out working in the fields and the Iroquois launched another attack.  All those around watched the advancing Iroquois in terror, when Barbe sprang into action, grabbing an armload of guns and running with them to the men in trouble.  She reportedly said,  "I lost one husband to the Iroquois. I will not lose another".  According to Dollier de Casson's Histoire de Montreal"During an attack by 160 Indians in February 1661, only Le Moyne (De Loungeville) had a weapon with which to defend himself. Just as he was about to be captured he was saved by Mme. Celles Duclos, who brought him an armful of weapons."

Barbe and Gabriel had ten children before his death on November 15, 1671.

Lambert Celles- Was born on December 24, 1654 and died on June 14, 1659 in Montreal.

Marguerite Celles - Was born on July 03, 1657 in Montreal and died unknown.  She married Francois-Joseph Cartier and the couple had five children.

Gabriel Lambert Celles - Was born on February 01, 1660 in Montreal and died on December 05, 1720  at Vercheres Quebec.  He married Anne Messier and the couple had four children.

Barbe Celles - Was born on September 21, 1661 in Montreal and died unknown.

Claude, Jeanne and Marie-Catherine Celles- Were triplets, born on April 06, 1665 in Montreal.  All died at birth.

Catherine Celles - Was born on May 02, 1666 and died unknown.

Jeanne Celles - Was born on March 11, 1669 in Montreal and died unknown.

Alexandre Celles - Was born on October 06, 1671 and died unknown.
Barbe's brother Jean Poisson, was captured by the Iroquois at Trois Rivieres, on August 19, 1652.  In Stories of Canada, by Ferland, (volume 1, page 405):  "A party of one hundred twenty Iroquois had taken some prisoners and had removed cattle.  Msr. Plessis-Bochart, governor of the Three-Rivers, wanting to take them again and drive out the petty thieves, embarked on launches forty or fifty French with a dozen Savages. With approximately two miles above the fort, they saw Iroquois hidden in the undergrowth on the skirts of the forest. The place was bordered by marshes which made the descent extremely difficult. In spite of the danger they followed the Iroquois into the woods, and Plessis gave the order to unload and go to the enemy.  He himself, led the men; but, because of the difficulties of the ground, the French fell under fire and theri adversaires could not be seen approaching. In this despaired attempt, Msr. Du Plessis was killed with fifteen of his men; several remained prisoners and the others, being thrown in their launches, went to carry this sad news in Trois-Rivières." A Few days after this disaster, of the French, having gone to visit the place of the combat, found on a an Iroquois shield, these words written with coal: "Normanville, Francheville, Poisson, the Palm, Turcot, Chaillou, Saint-Germain, Onneiochronnons and Agrechronnons. I n'ai still lost qu'un ongle".
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