Adam Harcus. (b.

1859)
Adam was the son of John Harcus and Flora Budd. John Harcus was born in 1837 at Lower Fort Garry, the son of David Harcus (b. 1798 Orkney) and Margaret Richard (Metis). John was first married to Flora Budd in 1853 at Fairford. He then married Nancy Budd (b. 18 in 1866, the daughter of Jacob Budd and Peggy Cooper. Adam Harcus married Sarah Head and they had five children. Sarah was the daughter of William Head and Ann Flett. Children: • Adam • Roderick, b. October 1877 at Cumberland House • Catherine, born January 1880 at Cumberland House. • John, born November 20, 1884 died at age two. • Peter, born March 10, 1885 at Cumberland House.

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Family Scrip Claims:1 Harcus, Adam; address: Cumberland House; claim no. 1881; born: 1859 at Cumberland House; father: John Harcus (Métis); mother: Nancy Budd (Métis); married: 1877 at Cumberland House to Sarah Head; children living: Roderick, Catherine, Adam, John & Peter; scrip for $240.00. Harcus, Adam; for his deceased brother, Henry Harcu; claim no. 529; address: Butler's, Sask; born: 1871 at Cumberland House; died: 1874 at Cumberland House; father: John Harcus (Métis); mother: Nancy Budd (Métis); heirs: Nancy Harcus, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1519 for $80.00; Charlotte Dorion, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1521 for $53.33; Sarah Bell Buck, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1523 for $53.33; Adam Harcus, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1525 for $53.34. Harcus, Adam; for his deceased sister, Matilda Harcu; claim no. 528; address: Fort a la Corne, Sask; born: 1873 at Cumberland House, Sask; died: 1875 at Cumberland House, Sask; father: John Harcus (Métis); mother: Nancy Budd (Métis); heirs: Nancy Harcus, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1507 for $80.00; Charlotte Dorion, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1509 for $53.33; Sarah Bell Buck, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1511 for $53.33; Adam Harcus, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1513 for $53.34. Harcus, Nancy; address: Cumberland House; claim no. 1790; born: 1822 at Cumberland House; father: Jacob Budd (Métis); mother: Peggie (Métis); married: at Cumberland to Archie, an Indian, & 1866 at Cumberland to John Harcus; children living: Charlotte, Sarah, & Adam & 2 other names on 2nd husband's; application; children deceased: Joseph, Emma, Nancy & Mary & 2 other names on 2nd husband's application; scrip for $160.00. File Title: Harcus, John; address: Cumberland House via Prince Alber;t claim no. 1780; born: 1837 at Lower Fort Garry; father: David Harcus, Orkneyman; mother: Margaret (Métis); married: in 1853 at Fairford to Flora, & in 1866 at Cumberland to Nancy Budd; children living: Elizabeth, Isabella & Jane Catherine; children deceased: John, David, Jennie, Thomas, Henry & Matilda; scrip for $160.00 Finding Aid number: 15-21" Harcus, Nancy; address: Cumberland House; claim no. 1790; born: 1822 at Cumberland House; father: Jacob Budd (Métis); mother: Peggie (Métis); married: at Cumberland to Archie, an Indian, & 1866 at Cumberland to John Harcus; children living: Charlotte, Sarah, & Adam & 2 other names on 2nd husband's; application; children deceased: Joseph, Emma, Nancy & Mary & 2 other names on 2nd husband's application; scrip for $160.00.

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Note the claims are inaccurate in that Adams mother is listed as Nancy Budd instead of Flora Budd. His father married Nancy Budd when Adam was seven years old.

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Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute

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