APPENDICES

Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s

QUIMINE

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ACADIA

Jacques, son of Daniel Kimin, Kimine, or Quimine and Marie Torel of Pennemart, Nantes, France, born in the late 1690s, came to Acadia by February 1715, when he married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Gabriel Chiasson and Marie Savoie, at Chignecto.  Jacques and Marie-Josèphe settled at Chignecto before moving to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the early 1740s.  They were counted at Étang-St.-Pierre, near Havre-St.-Pierre, on the island's north shore, in August 1752.  They had eight children, including two sons who settled on Île St.-Jean.  Jacques and Marie-Josèphe's daughters married into the Bertaud dit Montaury, Charpentier, Douville, Fouquet, and Le Buf or Le Buffe families and also settled on the island.   

Older son Pierre, born in c1727, counted with his family at Étang-St.-Pierre in August 1752, married Marie-Louise, called Louise, daughter of Michel Grossin and Marie Caissie, at St.-Pierre-du-Nord, the church for Havre-St.-Pierre, in February 1755.  Louise gave Pierre at least two children on the island:  Marie-Josèphe was born in January 1756, and Geneviève in June 1757.  Pierre remarried to Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Dugas and Marie Benoit, in France.   

Younger son Jean-Jacques, born in c1729, married Madeleine, daughter of Charles Thériot and Angélique Doiron, at Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean, in November 1751.  They, too, were counted at Étang-St.-Pierre in August 1752.  They had at least four children on the island:  Jean-Louis was born in September 1752, Marie-Madeleine in September 1754, Anne in July 1756 but died 8 days after her birth, and Alexis was born in June 1757. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

[For the family's travails during the Great Upheaval, see Book Six]

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Pierre Quimine, age 59, sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships of 1785, which reached New Orleans in July.  With him were second wife Marie-Madeleine Dugas, age 53, and unmarried daughters Anne-Louise, age 24, and Victoire-Françoise, age 14.  Also aboard the vessel was daughter Marie-Perrine and her husband Pierre-Ignace Heusé.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Pierre died at Manchac in the late 1780s; he was in his early 60s.  Anne-Louise married Simon-Magloire, son of fellow Acadians Simon Babin and his first wife Anastasie Thériot, and widower of Marie-Madeleine Lejeune, at Manchac or Baton Rouge in December 1789.  Simon-Magloire also had come to Louisiana from France, aboard L'Amitié.  On the same day and probably at the same place, Victoire-Françoise married Jacques-Olivier, son of fellow Acadians André Templet and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc.  Jacques-Olivier, like Anne-Louise's husband Simon-Magloire, also had come to Louisiana from France, aboard La Bon Papa.  Anne-Louise and Victoire-Françoise followed their husbands, as well as their widowed, mother to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Victoire-Françoise remarried to Antoine, son of Jean-Baptiste Ledet and Marianne Rois, and widower of Marguerite Bilique, a Frenchman from Île de Ré, near La Rochelle, France, in November 1797. 

Marguerite Quimine, age 50, sailed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships of 1785, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were husband Jean-Aubin Fouquet, age 52, and two daughters, ages 15 and 11.  They may have followed some of their fellow passengers to San Bernardo, also called Nueva Gálvez, an Isleño community on the river below New Orleans. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

By the mid-1790s, Spanish officials were counting Quimines from France on upper Bayou Lafourche: 

Anne-Louise died by April 1822, when her husband Simon Babin remarried in Lafourche Interior Parish.  Victoire-Françoise's husband Antoine Ledet remarried in the early 1800s, but area church records do not provide her burial date.

CONCLUSION

Pierre Quimine brought no sons to Louisiana and fathered no sons after he arrived there.  As a result, the Acadian branch of the Quimine family did not take root in the Bayou State.  Its blood, however, did survive in two lines of the Babin and Ledet families.

The family's name also is spelled Guemine, Guemire, Kimmin, Quemine, Quintin.  [See also Book Ten]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 1006-07, 2136, 2574; BRDR, vol. 2; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:139-40, 143; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 373-74; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vol. 1; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 311, 316-19; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 3; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 7, 83, 156, 157; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 100; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 192-93, 282, 516-19, 580-81, 626-27 (source of quotations).

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are in parenthesis; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

Atakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

For a chronology of Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana, 1764-early 1800s, see Appendix.

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Anne-Louise QUIMINE 01 Jul 1785 BR, Lf born 29 May 1760, baptized next day, Paramé, France; daughter of Pierre QUIMINE & his first wife Marie-Louise GROSSIN; sister of Marie-Perrine, half-sister of Victoire-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & sisters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 24; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed step-mother & 1 other; married, age 27, Magloire-Simon or Simon-Magloire, son of Simon BABIN & his first wife Anastasie THÉRIOT, & widower of Marie-Madeleine LEJEUNE, 31 Dec 1789, Manchac or Baton Rouge; moved to Lafourche valley; died by Apr 1822, when her husband remarried in Lafourche Interior Parish
Marguerite QUIMINE 02 Nov 1785 SB? born c1735, probably Chignecto; daughter of Jacques QUIMINE & Marie-Josèphe CHIASSON; sister of Pierre; at Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, 1752; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships, 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 24; at St.-Servan, France, 159-63; sailed to Île St.-Jean & Miquelon 1763, age 28; married Jean-Aubin of Île St.-Jean, son of Charles FOUQUET & Marie-Judith POITEVIN, & perhaps widower of Marie CHEVALIER & Madeleine SAVARY, 1760s, France; at Port-Louis, France, 1770; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Margueritte QUEMINE, with husband & no children; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 50
Marie-Perrine QUIMINE 03 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born 31 Jan 1762, Paramé, France; daughter of Pierre QUIMINE & his first wife Marie-Louise GROSSIN; sister of Anne-Louise, half-sister of Victoire-Françoise; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & sisters; married, age 23, Pierre-Ignace, son of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG, 30 Apr 1785, St.-Martin, Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 23; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 1 other; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Marie QUEMINE, age 32, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 33[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 34[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter
Pierre QUIMINE 04 Jul 1785 BR born c1726, Île St.-Jean; son of Jacques QUIMINE & Marie-Josèphe CHIASSON; brother of Marguerite; carpenter; moved to Île St.-Jean by early 1750s; married, age 29, (1)Marie-Louise, called Louise, daughter of Michel GROSSIN & Marie CAISSIE [ROGER], 4 Feb 1755, St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Pierre QUIMINE, age 32; at Paramé, France, 1759-64; at St.-Servan, France, 1764-71; married, age 44, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Charles DUGAS & Marie BENOIT, 9 Jan 1770, St.-Énogat, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Pierre QUINTIN, with wife & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 65[sic], head of family; died by Jul 1788, when his wife was listed in the Fort Bute, Manchac, census as a widow
Victoire-Françoise QUIMINE 05 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born & baptized 19 Mar 1771, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Pierre QUIMINE & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUGAS; half-sister of Anne-Louise & Marie-Perrine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sisters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 14; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & 1 other; married, age 18, (1)Jacques-Olivier, son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC of St.-Malo, 31 Dec 1789, probably Manchac; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Victoria QUEMINE, age 25, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Victoire, no surname given, age 26, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; married, age 26, (2)Antoine, son of Jean-Baptiste LEDET & Marianne ROIS of Île de Ré, Launy, France, & widower of Marguerite BILIQUE, 19 Nov 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Victoire, no surname given, age 26, with husband Antoine LEDÉ age 33, stepsons Antoine [LEDÉ] age 10, Pierre [LEDÉ] age 8, Henry [LEDÉ] age 6, Jean-Pierre [LEDÉ] age 4, daughters Adélaïde [TEMPLET] age 6, Marguerite [TEMPLET] age 3, & Marie [LEDÉ] age 1, 5/15 arpents, 0 slaves

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Anne [QUINTIN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, sister, & stepsister; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 518-19, Family No. 579, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Louise KIMINE, gives her parents' but not her godparents' names, & says her family resided at Paramé from 1759-64, at St.-Servan from 1764-71, & at Paramé in 1771-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 100, Family No. 185; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Anne, sa [Pierre QUINTIN's] fille, age 24, on the embarkation list, Ana, su [Pedro KIMIN's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Anne KIMINE, his [Pierre KIMINE's] daughter, age 24, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 13th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her father, stepmother, sister, & stepsister; BRDR, 2:55, 611 (PCP-19, 28), her marriage record, calls her Anne QUEMINE "of St.-Malo, France," calls her husband Simon BABIN "of Angleterre," gives her & his parents' names, does not mention his first wife, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Servant TEMPLET, Francois BABIN, Mathurin USÉ, & Francois DUGUE.

Although her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée, it probably was performed at Manchac, on the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where her family settled.  There was no church at Baton Rouge until 1793, so priests from Pointe Coupée from across the river administered the sacraments in the Baton Rouge District until it got a parish of its own.  Her younger sister Victoire-Françoise was married at the same place on the same day. 

The remarriage record of her husband Simon BABIN, dated 24 Apr 1822, in Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:31, 260 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 25), calls her Anne Louise GUIMIRE.  

02.  Wall of Names, 42, calls her Marguerite QUIMINE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 517, "Family" No. 578, calls her Marguerite KIMINE, says she was born in c1738 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she "disembarked at St.-Malo with the family of Louis-Aubin LE BUFFE, her brother-in-law, on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five ships'," says she resided at St.-Servan from 1759-63, & that "In 1763, she went to reside at St.-Pierre and Miquelon."  

When did she return to France from St.-Pierre & Miquelon & marry her husband?  Where were they married?

See the footnote for her husband's profile for a discussion of their going to San Bernardo. 

03.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie [QUINTIN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, sister, & stepsister; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 99, 100, Family Nos. 184 & 185, call her Marie-Pérrine KIMINE, gives her birth date, birth place, parent's names, details her marriage, calls her husband Pierre-Ignace HEUZÉ, gives his birth date, baptism date, birth place, & parents' names, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, & says she sailed to LA with her parents & sisters; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Marie, sa [Pierre QUINTIN's] fille, age 23, on the embarkation list, Maria KIMIN, su [Pedro USÉ's] muger, & Maria, su [Pedro KIMIN's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Marie KIMINE, his [Pierre HEUZÉ's] wife, & Marie KIMINE, his [Pierre KIMINE's] daughter, age 23, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 13th Family (also Family 11-A) aboard Le Bon Papa with both her husband & her father, stepmother, sister, & step sister.  

04.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Pierre QUINTIN, & lists him with his wife & 3 daughters; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 170, 374, record of his first marriage, recorded at St.-Pierre-du-Nord, p. 60, calls him Pierre QUEMINE, calls his wife Marie-Louise GROSSIN, gives his & her parents' names but gives no witnesses to his marriage; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 157, reveals that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 he & his wife Louise, age 25, survived the crossing, but both of their children, daughters Marie, age 3, & Geneviève, age 2, died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 518-19, Family No. 579; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 100, Family No. 185; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Pierre QUINTIN, charpentier, age 65, on the embarkation list, Pedro KIMIN, on the debarkation list, & Pierre KIMINE, carpenter, age 65, on the complete listing, says that he was in the 13th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his wife & 3 daughters, details his second marriage, including the names of his & his second wife's parents, & says his daughter Victoire-Françoise was born in 1771.

05.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Victoire-Françoise [QUINTIN], & lists her with her parents & 2 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 518-19, Family No. 579, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Victoire-Françoise KIMINE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Louis CLOSSINET & Victoire DUGAST, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1764-71, & returned to Paramé in 1771-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 100, Family No. 185; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Victoire-Francoise, sa [Pierre QUINTIN's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, Victoria Francisca, su [Pedro KIMIN's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Victoire-Françoise KIMINE, his [Pierre KIMINE's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, says she was in the 13th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & 2 stepsisters, & says she was born in 1771 but gives no place of birth; BRDR, 2:611, 685 (PCP-19, 28), the record of her first marriage, calls her Victoire QUEMINE "of St.-Malo, France," calls her husband Jacques TEMPLÉ "of St.-Malo, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Servant TEMPLÉ & François BABIN; BRDR, 2:487, 611 (ASM-2, 28), the record of her second marriage, calls her Victoria Francisca QUIMINE, "widow of Jacab TEMPLET of St.-Malo, France, calls her husband Antoine LEDÉ, "widower of Marguarita BILIQUE & native of Island of Ré, Diocese of Launny, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Charles BROUSSARD & Ambroise HÉBERT.

Although her first marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée, it probably was performed at Manchac, on the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where her family settled.  There was no church at Baton Rouge until 1793, so priests from Pointe Coupée from across the river administered the sacraments in the Baton Rouge District until it got a parish of its own.  Her older sister Anne was married at the same place on the same day. 

Île de Ré is near La Rochelle, France. 

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