[NOTE]: I am not exactly sure how my Father ended up with one of the original copies of the above news article. There are a few possibilities.
My Father, was b. 1-9-1930 in Eagle Butte, SD and just celebrated his 84th birthday. Dad is well aware of my attempt to do family lineage work and gave this article to me in Dec. of 2013. I will try to continue to post more info. on my family lineage connections. I will say for now, if you will notice at the top of the last column in the article, the name Cleophas is underlined. Cleophas (aka), Cleo Rousseau was my Great Grandfather.
Cleophas married Maggie Powell. Maggie was the daughter of Daniel A. Powell and Pecokanwin (aka), Top of the Head.
Cleophas and Maggie were living on the Bad River in Wokoma, SD when my Grandmother was born in 1907.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2014 17:37:00 GMT -5 by kakarns
Post by crashsmashley on Sept 7, 2016 13:14:07 GMT -5
I have a interesting note to add to this tread I took a DNA test from ancestry.com and did my family tree I am a descendent of Joseph DeSmet Lewis so I added Meriwether Lewis in my tree as my 4th great grandfather. After about 6 months I was looking at the program and noticed it had a shared in the DNA matches a Shared Ancestor hints. Basically if you and another member share a common ancestry and your family trees match it will show you how you are related to other members. Going through the matches I got into the distant cousin and found I have several that are from Meriwether Lewis family line. So I had my Great Aunt tested and it is showing the same thing. I have called Ancestry and asked if it could be a false hit they have assured me that it is not a false hit. I'm going to continue to test family members and I'm going to try and get members of the Martin Charger to take the test. We are also connecting to members that are descendants of Basil Clement - Claymore which confirms we all share the same Great Grandmother Anna Tamakoce Waste Win (Good Ground Woman). She has left a unique genetic lineage being first married to Thomas Sarpy a member of the Chouteau family the to Joseph Desmet Lewis the son of Meriwether.
I was very interested to run onto your thread on Martin Charger. His older half-sister, Mary Sarpy, was my greatgrandmother and his brother-in-law, Bazile Clement (Claymore) was my greatgrandfather. Much is know about Mary because of her connection to the Chouteau family of St. Louis through her father, Thomas Lestang Sarpy. I did note some comments on Bazile's antecedents that I would like to further comment on.
He was born in 1824 at Rocky Mountain House in what is now Alberta, Canada. His father was Antoine Clement, who worked with the Northwest Fur Co. and was also a free trader. His mother was Marie Louise (Lizette) Dumont. Lizette was not a Cree, as I thought and as the commentator noted, but a Sarcee, which is an Athabascan tribe. Her father was Jean Baptiste Dumont and Josephte or Josette, Sarcee. They were members of Louis Pichet or Peechee's band of Metis Cree.