Biography of Paul Mellette
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Mellette, Paul, Brasher Falls, was born in Massena, March 1, 1822, a son of John and Jane (Mitchell) Mellette, the former of this county and of French ancestry, and the latter a native of Quebec. John died in 1847 at the age of sixty eight, and his wife in 1868 at the age of seventy seven. Their seven children were : Jane, Margaret, John, Joseph, Paul, Angeline, and Lucy. Paul married; December 11, 1844, Annette Desbow, a native of Canada. She was born June 14, 1825, a daughter of Emil Deshow and Mary Show, natives of Canada, who came to this county in 1820, their pareats being natives of France. Mr. and Mrs. Mellette have had eleven children Paul, William, Gilbert, John, Henry, who died young, Frank, Joseph, Alline, Henry 2d, Justus and Nancy. Mr. Mellette owns a nice farm of fifty acres, and is a Republican in politics. He and wife are members of the St. Patrick's church at Beasher Fails.

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