Philippe Mius was born in about 1660 in Pobomcoup (Pubnico), Cape Sable, N.S. He is the ancestor of the Indian branch of the Mius (Muise, Muse , Meuse) family. Philippe Mius married two women named Marie - the first time in about 1678 and the second time in 1687. Both of his wives were Mi'kmaq women and Philippe's children lived among the "savages" on the East Coast in the 1708 census.
Reference(1):Dictionnaire Genealogique des familles Acadiennes, vol:1 p.1206 Publication:
Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, Universite' de Moncton: Author: Stephan A. White.
Reference (2):Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiennes, vols. I-6, 1639-1755 Publication: Quebec, Le Conseil de la Vie Francaise en Amerique,1965. Author: Bonaventure Arsenault.
Reference (3):Information from Le Musee Acadien, W. Pubnico, Nova Scotia and Father Clarence d'Entremont. "Philippe Mius married two Micmac wives, both of whom were given the name of Marie". He had fourteen children total. Twelve of his known children are:
Joseph Mius married Marie Amireau
Marie married Francois Viger
Mathieu Mius married Marie Madeleine
Francoise Mius married Jacques Bonnevie dit Beaumont
Pierre Mius married Marguerite La Pierre
Anne Marie dit Nannette married Paul Guedry dit Gravois
Jean Roy dit La Liberte married Marie Christine Aubois (Dubois) an Amerindian (not sure which tribe)
Jean Baptiste Mius
On the 1708 Census in LaHave, Philippe's family was listed as:
Philippe is the only child that dropped the d'Entremont from his last name.
Marie Mius d'Azy
1660 – unknown