|The Lamoreaux family move
back into The United States after 1836.
In 1836, Parley P. Pratt brought
the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
to Canada. There was also a political unrest referred to as
the Mackenzie's Rebellion at about this time. Many people left to
escape consequences of it.
The names of our Lamoreaux people who
left Canada for Ohio in 1837 & 1838 are:
John McCord and Abigail Losee Lamoreaux ,
their sons, David Burlock Lamoreaux and
Andrew Losee Lamoreaux, and
Henry Earl Lamoreaux;
daughter, Susan Lamoreaux and Jason (Jacinthe) Brunelle;
John’s brother, Joshua Lamoreaux and wife Ann Cross;
his daughter, Deborah and her husband John Leithead;
John’s sisters Jerusha and Henry Earl, and
Jemima and Archibald Wright.
How many of them joined the Church?
Their father Joshua Lamoreaux died in 1834.
Some of these families moved on with the Latter-day Saints
to Nauvoo and on further west to Utah .
Some of the families stayed and settled other
mid-western and eastern US states.
|Andrew Losee Lamoreaux,
was the son of John McCord and Abigail Losee Lamoreaux.
His wife was Isabelle Locy died. He then married a widow, Isabelle
W Rogers in 1832
Andrew L is listed with a family of 7 in 1838
Andrew was called to be President of the French Mission
Short History of Andrew Losee Lamoreaux
from LDS Biographical Encyclopedia
|John and Deborah Lamoreaux Leithead
Deborah was a cousin of my David B Lamoreaux,
the daughter of my John’s brother
Joshua and Ann Cross Lamoreaux. They left Canada probably
the year after our Lamoreaux families left. John's journal tells of
the trip from Toronto to Kirtland and Adam-ondi-Ahman.
The Leitheads also settled "The Muddy" with my Asay family.
He kept a journal of his travels.
A part of his journal is included here:
Short Sketch of John Leithead
|Also click here for an announcement of the new book
The Eighteenth Century Lamoureux Family
of the Hudson Valley
by David Kendall Martin published in 2008