APPENDICES

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

TRAHAN

[TRAH-honh in South Louisiana, TRAY-han in East Texas]

ACADIA

Guillaume, son of Nicolas Trahan and Renée Desloges of St.-Pierre, Montreuil-Bellay, Anjou, France, born in c1601, was an edge-tool maker who had been residing at nearby Bourgueil when he came to Acadia aboard the St.-Jehan in 1636.  With him was wife Françoise Corbineau, two young daughters, and a valet--among the first French families to settle in Acadia.  Guillaume and Françoise had been married at St.-Étienne, Chinon, Touraine, France, in July 1627.  Their daughters were Jeanne, born in c1629 probably at Chinon, and a girl whose name has been lost to history, born perhaps at Bourgueil.  Jeanne married Jacques dit Jacob Bourgeois at Port-Royal in c1643, and the younger daughter married widower Germain Doucet dit La Verdure at Port-Royal in c1654, both important early settlersThe edge-tool maker himself became a shaker and a mover in the Port-Royal community.  In July 1640, Guillaume, with Germain Doucet de La Verdure and other important settlers, testified in an inquiry against former governor Charles de La Tour.  When the British seized Port-Royal in 1654, Guillaume was syndic of the settlement and, as head of the Port-Royal council, signed the capitulation document.  Meanwhile, Françoise died at Port-Royal in c1664, and in c1666, when he was 65 years old, Guillaume remarried to Madeleine, 21-year-old daughter of Vincent Brun and Renée BreauMadeleine gave the old fellow seven more children, including three sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Three of their daughters married into the Doiron, Vincent, and Léger dit LaRosette families.  Guillaume died at Port-Royal in c1684; he was 83 years old. 

Oldest son Guillaume, fils, by his second wife, born in c1667, married Jacqueline, or Jacquette, daughter of Martin Benoit and Marie Chaussegros and widow of Michel Forest, at Port-Royal in c1691.  They moved to Pigiguit in the Minas Basin and had eight children, including five sons who married into the Comeau, Blanchard, Melanson, Hébert, and Thériot families.  Their two daughters married into the Leprince and LeBlanc families.  Guillaume, fils died at Pigiguit in September 1755, in his late 80s.  

Jean-Charles, by his father's second wife, born in c1668, married Marie, daughter of Charles Boudrot and Renée Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1693.  They also moved to the Minas Basin, settling at Rivière-aux-Canards.  They had a dozen children, including six sons who married into the Darois, Hébert, Thériot, Daigre, Aucoin, and Levron families.  Five of their daughters married into the Saulnier, Aucoin, Dupuis, and Thibodeau families.  Jean-Charles died at Rivière-aux-Canards in October1729, in his early 60s.  Some of his descendants moved to Rivière Petitcoudiac. 

Youngest son Alexandre, by his father's second wife, born in c1670, married Marie, daughter of François Pellerin and Andrée Martin, at Port-Royal in c1689.  They, too, settled in the Minas Basin, where they had 14 children, including eight sons who married into the Girouard, Roy, Lejeune, Tillard, Melanson, Boudrot, and Thériot families.  Their five daughters married into the Lejeune, Hébert, Massier, Breau, and Benoit families.  Alexandre and some of his children moved from Minas to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the early 1750s.  Alexandre died at Port-Lajoie on the island in May 1751, in his early 80s.  

In 1755, descendants of Guillaume Trahan the edge-tool maker could be found in the Minas Basin at Rivière-aux-Canards, Grand-Pré, and Pigiguit in the Minas Basin, Chepoudy and Petitcoudiac in the trois-rivières area west of Chignecto, and on Île St.-Jean and Île Royale. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this large family even farther. ...

The Trahans shipped to Virginia endured a fate worse than most of the other refugees deported from Minas in the fall of 1755.  The Virginia governor, Robert Dinwiddie, refused to allow the 1,500 Acadians sent to him to remain in the colony.  Many of the exiles died on the filthy, crowded ships anchored in Hampton Roads while the Virginia authorities pondered their fate.  Acadians from one vessel were moved up to Richmond, two of the vessels were unloaded at Hampton, and two more at Norfolk.  A hand full of young Acadians managed to slip away and trek overland through fields and forests and over the mountains, to French territory, but most of the exiles remained in Virginia.  Finally, in the spring of 1756, Virginia's House of Burgesses made its decision ... the Acadians must go!  In May, the first shipment of Acadians in hired vessels left for England, and in two weeks all of them had gone--299 to Bristol, 250 to Falmouth, 340 to Southampton, and 336 to Liverpool--1,225 of the original 1,500.  Their ordeal only worsened in the English ports, where they were grossly neglected and treated like common criminals and where hundreds died of smallpox.  By 1763, more than half of them were dead.  In May of that year, after prolonged negotiations between the French and British governments, the Acadians in England, including Babins, were repatriated to France. ...

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Trahans were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them, three closely-related families and two wives--13 Trahans in all--reached New Orleans in February 1765 with the Broussard party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  After a brief respite in the city, where some of them exchanged their Canadian card money for Louisiana funds, they followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:

Jean Trahan of Grand-Pré, age 47, brother of Michel, Ursule, and perhaps René and widower of Marguerite, daughter of Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil, came with three children--Madeleine, age 15, Germain, age 13, and Marguerite, age 10Jean did not remarry.  He died at Attakapas in April 1799; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean was 95 years old when he died, but he was "only" 80.  Daughter Madeleine, wife of Joseph-Pepin Hébert, died at Attakapas in January 1803; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 60 years old when she died, but she was closer to 53.  Daughter Marguerite, widow of René dit Petit René LeBlanc, died in St. Martin Parish in July 1832; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 80 years old when she died, but she was closer to 77Jean's son Germain married but produced no sons, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive in the Bayou State. 

René Trahan, age 36, brother perhaps of Jean, Michel, and Ursule, came with wife Isabelle Broussard of Petitcoudiac, age 32, daughter of Joseph dit Beausoleil, and 10-year-old son Olivier.  René and Isabelle had more children in Louisiana, including a son, but their line, except for its blood, also did not survive. 

Michel Trahan of Grand-Pré, age 39, Jean Ursule, and perhaps René's brother, came with wife Anne-Euphrosine Vincent of Port-Royal, age 34, and four children--Paul, age 13, Françoise, age 12, Jean-Athanase, called Athanase and Thanase, age 11, and Marie-Françoise, age 2.  They settled on the lower Vermilion River.  Michel died "at Vermilion" in January 1784, in his late 50s.  Daughter Françoise, widow of Jacques Fostin, fils and Simon-Pierre Daigle, fils, died in Lafayette Parish in December 1826, in her early 70s.  Daughter Marie Françoise, wife of cousin Jean-Baptiste Trahan, died in Lafayette Parish in June 1832, in her late 60s; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse that month.  Michel's sons Paul and Athanase settled on Bayou Vermilion in what became St. Martin and Lafayette parishes; they and their many sons produced vigorous family lines. 

Ursule Trahan, age unrecorded, Jean, Michel, and perhaps René's sister and widow of Joseph-Grégoire Broussard of Pigiguit, came with two children, ages 12 and 11.  She remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadians Jacques Girouard and his second wife Jeanne Amireau dit Tourageau of Annapolis Royal, at New Orleans in April 1765, soon after they reached the colony; theirs was one of the earliest Acadian marriages recorded in Louisiana.  Ursule died in October 1765, probably a victim of the epidemic that struck the Bayou Teche Acadians that summer and fall.  Her new husband died 12 days after she did. 

Anne Trahan, age 26, came with husband Charles Guilbeau of Port-Royal, age 29.  Anne died by November 1775, when her husband remarried at Attakapas. 

Descendants of René TRAHAN (c1728-c1790?; Guillaume, Jean-Charles?)

René, fils, son of perhaps René Trahan and Élisabeth Darois, born perhaps at Minas in c1728, married Isabelle, daughter of probably Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, either before or during Le Grand Dérangement.  They escaped the British roundup at Chignecto in 1755 and followed her family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  With her family, they ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s; British officials counted them at Halifax in August 1763.  As part of the expedition led by her father, they went to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65 and followed her family to the Attakapas District.  They settled on Bayou Tortue, a tributary of Bayou Vermilion.  In 1768, René was elected co-commandant of the Attakapas District and served with Jean-Baptiste Broussard until 1770.  René and Isabelle had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  René's succession record was filed at what became the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in 1790; he would have been in his early 60s that year.  His youngest son married but had no children of his own, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive in the Bayou State. 

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Oldest son Olivier, born perhaps at Petitcoudiac in c1755, probably died young. 

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René, fils, born at Attakapas in c1767, probably died young. 

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Youngest son Louis-Joseph, born at Attakapas in August 1772 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest in August 1773, married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in November 1792.  Louis's succession record, in which "He obliges himself to the heirs of the wid. Théodore Broussard [his sister Henriette, who had died in March 1805]" was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in February 1808.  Louis died "at his home" on the Vermilion in October 1811, a widower; he was only 39 years old.  His will was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse a few days before he died, and his postmortem succession record was filed there in May 1812.  He and his wife evidently were that rare Acadian couple who had no children, so his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

Descendants of Germain TRAHAN (c1752-1784; Guillaume, Jean-Charles, René)

Germain, son of Jean Trahan and Marguerite Broussard, born perhaps at Petitcoudiac in c1752, escaped the British roundup of 1755 with his family but, with them, ended up as a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  British officials counted him with his widowed father and sisters at Halifax in August 1763.  They came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party in early 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche, where Germain married Marie-Marthe, daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Castille, in February 1781; Marie-Marthe's mother was a Landry.  Marie-Marthe's father was from the island of Menorca, near Spain, and her family had come to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767.  Germain died at St.-Gabriel on the river in September 1784, in his early 30s.  He and wife seem to have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children, so his family line may have died with him. 

Descendants of Paul TRAHAN (c1752-1799; Guillaume, Jean-Charles, René)

Paul, elder son of Michel Trahan and Anne-Euphrosine Vincent, born probably at Grand-Pré in c1752, was taken to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore during Le Grand Dérangement.  His family ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party in early 1765, and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche, where Paul married cousin Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hugon, in July 1772; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of affinity in order to marry.  Marie and her family, from Chignecto, had been exiled to South Carolina in 1755 but went from there to St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in the early 1760s, where her father died.  She, her widowed mother, who was a Broussard, and a paternal uncle, hooked up with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party as it came through Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in late 1764 and followed them to Louisiana, so Paul and Marie may have known one another since their early teens.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Bertrand (French Creole, not Acadian), Broussard, Campbell, Hébert, Pavie, Racca, Regassoni, and Trahan families.  Paul died probably on the Vermilion in December 1799; the Attakapas priest who recorded his burial said that Paul was 45 years old when he died.  Four of his five sons married, and three of them created vigorous lines in what became St. Martin, St. Landry, Lafayette, and Vermilion parishes. 

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Oldest son Paul dit Hippolyte à Petit, baptized at Attakapas, age unrecorded, in May 1776, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of Frenchman Guillaume Montet, at Attakapas in November 1796; Marguerite's mother, also, was a Vincent.  Marguerite had come to Louisiana from France in 1785 aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, with her orphaned siblings.  She and Paul settled on the Vermilion.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at age 6 days in November 1797, Jean-Baptiste was born in January 1799, Joseph Hippolyte in January 1806, François in August 1808, and Onésime in June 1811.  Their daughters married into the Hargrave, Hébert, Odem, and Vincent families.  Paul, fils died in Lafayette Parish in January 1830; he was only 53 years old; his succession records were filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July 1823 and June 1830. 

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Jean Baptiste married Claire or Clarisse, daughter of Frenchman Pierre Dubois, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1819.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Marcillien was born in July 1823, Bélisaire in March 1830, Ozenne in April 1833, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 5 days after its birth in January 1840, and son Hilaire was born in October 1841.  Their daughters married into the Aulie, Babineaux, Chiasson, Granger, and Sellers families. 

Ozenne's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1867.  He would have been 34 years old that year.  One wonders if he married. 

Hilaire died in Lafayette Parish in May 1868.  He was only 26 years old.  Did he marry? 

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Joseph Hippolyte married Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of French Canadian Auguste Royer, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1825, and sanctified the marriage at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1826; the wedding was performed at the groom's home; Marcellite's mother was a Cormier.  Their son Pierre Onésime Hippolyte was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1829, Alexis in c1833, Joseph Hippolyte, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in February 1837, Lasty at age 6 months in September 1838, Valentin was born in January 1840, Ursin in July 1841, perhaps a second Ursin in July 1842, Augustin near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1848, and Paul le jeune in December 1850.  Their daughter married into the Banks family. 

Pierre Onésime Hippolyte married Nathalie, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Manceaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1855; Nathalie's mother was a Vincent.  Their son Honoré was born near Abbeville in June 1863, and Émilien in December 1866. 

Joseph Hippolyte, fils married cousin Marie Aurelia, called Aurelia, daughter of French Canadian Augustin Royer, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1858, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1860; Aurelia's mother was a Bourque.

Lasty married Bathilde, daughter of French Canadian Casimir Lavergne, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1861.

Alexis may have married French Creole Eulalie or Euranie Leleux and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1860s.  Their son Élisée was born near Abbeville in November 1866, and Placide near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1868. 

Paul married Marie, daughter of Guillaume Mathieu, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1869, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, the following November; Marie's mother was a David.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, a year after their marriage. 

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Pierre, born probably on the Vermilion in January 1786, married Françoise, daughter of Anglo Creole Benjamin Hargroder of Vermilion, at Attakapas in December 1805.  They may have been that rare Cajun couple who had no children. 

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Joseph, born probably on the Vermilion in February 1790, married cousin Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Duhon of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1818; Joséphine's mother was a Trahan.  They settled in what became Lafayette Parish.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in February 1821, Treville in March 1824, Émile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 1, in September 1826, Hilaire died at age 3 1/2 in September 1830, Théodule was born in June 1830, and Aladin in November 1831.  Their daughter may have married into the Richard family. 

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Joseph, fils, also called Joseph Paul, may have married Divine Azélie, called Azélie, Bertrand.  If so, their son Joseph III was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1849, and Adrien near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1853.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the early 1860s. 

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Aladin married Émilie or Amelie, daughter of French Creole Sylvestre Bertrand, in a civil ceremony in 1856, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Eusèbe Aladin was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1861, and Vespalien near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1867. 

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Théodule may have married Lanalie Guyon and settled near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, by the late 1850s.

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Olivier, born probably on the Vermilion in the 1790s, married cousin Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Vincent of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1811.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Olivier, fils was born in October 1817, Joseph Valsin, called Valsin, in January 1821, Jean Baptiste Treville in October 1822, Jean Baptiste le jeune died at age 7 days in October 1824, Valentin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 4 1/2 months, in August 1826, Armand was born in February 1828, and Léo or Léon in January 1830.  They also had a son named Laurent or Laurence.  Their daughters married into the Bertrand (French Creole, not Acadian), Racca, Roy, and Trahan families. 

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Olivier, fils married cousin Adélaïde, daughter of French Creole Charles Manceaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1836; Adélaïde's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Olivier III was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 1/2 months, in April 1837, Charles at age 3 months in October 1839, and Duclin was born perhaps on the Mermentau River in December 1841.  Olivier, fils "of Mermentau" died perhaps on that river in September 1842; he was only 25 years old. 

Olivier III may have married Anglo Creole Eremise Abshire at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1862.  Their son Aristide was born near Abbeville in December 1866. 

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Jean Baptiste Treville married fellow Acadian Suzette Elina, Melina, Hélène, or Helena Benoit, widow of John Winkley or Weekly, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1843.  Their son Ozémé was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1843, Pierre Dupréville in St. Martin Parish in April 1850, Aladin Dupléon in Lafayette Parish in July 1852, and Olivier Lovinski in August 1854. 

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Joseph Valsin married Marie Adveline, Adeline, or Adélaïde, daughter of Jean Primeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1843; Marie's mother was a Mire.  Their daughters married into the Doucet and Leger families.  Joseph Valsin remarried to Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Louviere, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1849.  Their son Ovide was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1850, and Adam in Lafayette Parish in May 1863. 

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Valentin married double cousin Marie Nathalie, called Nathalie, Trahan, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1845; Nathalie's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Valentin, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1849, Lasty near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in December 1863, and Adam in December 1867.  Their daughter married into the Bertrand (French Creole, not Acadian) family. 

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Armand married Marie Octavie, Octavine, or Octorine, another daughter of Jean Primeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1847, and sanctified the marriage at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1854.  Their son Adrien was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1852, Élisée was baptized at the Abbeville church, age unrecorded, in October 1854, and Aurelien was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in October 1864. 

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Léo married Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian Élisée Mire, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1848.  Their son Jean was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1849, and Marcel in Lafayette Parish in January 1851.  Léo died by November 1852, when his wife remarried in Lafayette Parish; he would have been in his early 20s at the time of his death. 

Jean's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in March 1866.  He was only 17 years old, so one wonders why he needed such a record. 

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Laurent married Marie Honorine, called Honorine, daughter of French Creole Louis Armand Racca, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1855.  They were living near Youngsville in 1861.  Laurent's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in March 1866.  Did Laurent father any sons? 

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Youngest son Timothée, born probably on the Vermilion in December 1796, may have died young. 

Paul's daughter Christine's "natural son" Treville, born in c1822, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 16, in February 1838.  Christine had other "natural" children by a man whose name does not appear in local church records. 

Descendants of Jean-Athanase TRAHAN (c1754-c1836; Guillaume, Jean-Charles, René)

Jean-Athanase, called Athanase or Thanase, younger son of Michel Trahan and Anne-Euphrosine Vincent, born probably at Grand-Pré in c1752, escaped the British roundup at Minas in 1755 and was taken to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  His family ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  They came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party in early 1765 and followed the Broussards to the Bayou Teche valley, where Athanase married fellow Acadian Madeleine Thibodeaux in the 1770sThey settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Duhon and Manceaux families.  Athanase's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in 1836; he would have been in his early 80s that year.  All six of this sons married, and five of them created vigorous lines in St. Landry, St. Martin, and Lafayette parishes. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, born probably on the Vermilion in the late 1770s or early 1780s, married Marie-Martine, called Martine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Mius d'Entremont IV of Pobomcoup and Ascension, at Attakapas in July 1802.  Martine's family had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and she was born aboard the vessel.  She and Baptiste settled at La Grosse Île on the Vermilion.  Their son Eusèbe was born in August 1806.  Jean-Baptiste remarried to Marie Josèphe, Joséphine, or Josette, daughter of fellow Acadian Mathurin Casimir Aucoin, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1815.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son François Xavier, called Xavier, was born in January 1819, Joseph Treville, called Treville, in April 1821, and Sylvère in July 1829.  Their daughters married into the Granger and Hargrave families.  Jean Baptiste's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in July 1844; he would have been in early 60s that year. 

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Eusèbe, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Émilite, called Melite, daughter of Olivier Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1829.  Their son Onésime or Ozémé was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1829, and Sarasin in October 1831.  Eusèbe died in Lafayette Parish in September 1839; the priest who recorded his burial said that Eusèbe was 35 years old when he died, but he was only 33; Eusèbe's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in July 1843, the day of his wife's remarriage. 

Ozémé married cousin Mélaïde, Mélanie, or Mélasie, daughter of French Creole Alexis Bertrand, fils, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1849; Mélaïde's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Eusèbe le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1852.  Ozémé may have remarried to French Creole Anastasie Gaspard in the 1860s.

Sarasin married cousin Azéma, daughter of Jean Baptiste Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1854.  Their son Ignace was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1861, Jean near Youngsville in April 1866, and Onésippe in September 1870. 

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Xavier, by his father's second wife, married Adélaïde, called Délaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Lejeune, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1838.  Their son Athanase le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1841.  Their daughter married into the Miller family.

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Treville, by his father's second wife, married Azélie Noël, daughter of French Canadian Noël Roy III, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1843, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1847.  Their son Joseph Treville, fils was born near Grand Coteau in April 1849, Désiré in May 1851, and Joseph Leisure in December 1852.  Their daughter married into the Stelly family. 

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Joseph, born probably on the Vermilion in February 1782, married Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Granger of Opelousas and Côte Gelée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1813.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Joseph, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 4 1/2 months in June 1830 but died in July.  Their daughter married into the Langlinais family.  This line of the family, except for its blood, may not have survived. 

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Pierre dit Jani or Tani, born probably on the Vermilion in July 1783, married Susanne, called Suzette and also Ursule, daughter of French Creole Louis Boulet of Lafourche, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1809.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Athanase le jeune was born in July 1813, Pierre, fils in January 1815, and Don Louis in February 1823.  Their daughters married into the Duhon, Fontenot, Roy and Trahan families.  Pierre may have remarried to fellow Acadian Adélaïde Hébert, widow of Jean Boulle, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1834.  Pierre's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1837; he would have been 54 years old that year. 

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Pierre, fils married Célestine or Céleste, 21-year-old daughter of French Creole Antoine Marcantel, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1837.  Their son Pierre III was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1843, Lasty was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, age 4 months, in March 1848, and Athanase was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1851.  Their daughters married into the Kidder, Montet, and Stoute families. 

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Don Louis married Julienne, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole Cyprien Montet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1844.  Their son Jean was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1847, Don Louis, fils in Lafayette Parish in May 1852, Albert near Breaux Bridge in December 1861, and Alcée in July 1864.  They also had a son named Martin.

During the War of 1861-65, Martin, who, according to his Confederate service record was a resident of St. Landry Parish, served in Company C of the 7th Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in South Louisiana, which spent much of its time fighting local Jayhawkers in the final months of the war.  Martin married Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Sosthène Hébert, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1867.  Their son Elea was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1868, and Cleopha in August 1870.

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Michel le jeune, born probably on the Vermilion in March 1785, married Susanne, called Suzette, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier dit Canada Guidry of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1809.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Michel, fils was born in February 1810 but died at age 15 in March 1825, Jean Baptiste le jeune, called Jean, was born in May 1812, Onésime in November 1819, Maxille in August 1821, Treville in January 1823, twins Émile and Stainville were baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in October 1826, Edmond or Édouard was born in November 1832, and Valsin was baptized at age 8 months in December 1836.  Their daughter married into the Leger family.  A succession record for Michel Trahan was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in September 1862; if this was him, he would have been 77 years old that year. 

4a

Jean Baptiste married first cousin Marguerite or Marie Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of French Creole Charles Manceaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1832; Marguerite's mother was Jean's aunt Madeleine Trahan.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1834, Eugène in December 1836, Clémile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in April 1839, and a second Eugène was born in March 1852.  Their daughters married into the Boutin, Hébert, Racca, and Trahan families. 

Jean Baptiste, fils married cousin Laclaire, daughter of fellow Acadian Delphin Duhon, père, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1855; Laclaire's mother was a Trahan.

Eugène married Rosa, daughter of French Creole Eugène Ducharme, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1859; Rosa's mother was a Templet.  Their son Joseph Eugène was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1863.  They may have had a son named Ambroise who died at age 7 in September 1867. 

Clémile married cousin Marie Aureline, called Aureline, daughter of Edmond Athanase Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1861.  During the War of 1861-65, Clémile served, probably as a conscript, in Company A of the Miles' Legion Louisiana Infantry, raised in Orleans Parish, which fought in Mississippi and Louisiana.  His son Albert was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1870. 

4b

Onésime married cousin Carmelite, daughter of Pierre Jean Baptiste Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1837.  Onésime died in Lafayette Parish in October 1847; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Onésime died "at age 29 yrs.," but he was only 27; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November.  Did he father any sons? 

4c

Treville married Claire, also called Laclaire, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1842.  Their son Florentin was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1853.  They also had a son named Placide.  Treville's succession record at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1866; he would have been 43 years old that year. 

Placide married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Chevalier Duhon, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1865; Marguerite's mother, also, was a Bourg.  Their son Maximilien was born near Youngsville in August 1869. 

4d

Maxille married cousin Marie Joséphine, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1842, and remarried to 19-year-old Anastasie, another daughter of Placide Bourg, at the Vermilionville church in February 1845.  Their daughter married a Bourque cousin.  Did Maxille father any sons? 

4e

Stainville married first cousin Marie Sidalise, called Sidalise, daughter of his uncle Pierre Trahan and perhaps widow of Placide Simon Fontenot, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1847.  Their son Pierre Neuville was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1851, Théoville in September 1852, Eugène in April 1854, and Pierre Stainville in January 1864.  Their daughter married into the Martin family.  Stainville's succession record, which calls him Estinville, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1865; he would have been 39 years old that year. 

Pierre Neuville married Cidalise, daughter of Anglo American Francis Robertson, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1869.  Their son Darmas was born near Youngsville in December 1870. 

4f

Émile married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1848.  Their son Alexandre was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1851, and Armand Eugène in March 1853.  Émile remarried to cousin Belzire, daughter of Delphin Duhon, père, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1860; Belzire's mother was a Trahan

4g

Édouard married Marie Azélia, daughter of fellow Acadian Delphin Duhon, fils, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1855. 

4h

Valsin married cousin Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Achille Roy, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1857; Amelie's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Léozin was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1861, and Merasin near Youngsville in December 1864. 

5

Athanase, fils, born probably on the Vermilion in January 1787, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Marie Landry of Iberville Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1810.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Ferdinand or Edmond Athanase was born posthumously in December 1810.  Athanase, fils died "at this parents" on the Vermilion in November 1810; he was only 23 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1818. 

Edmond Athanase married Marie Amelina, Emilina, or Aurelina, also called Louise, daughter of French Creole Pierre Ducharme, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1833; Marie's mother was a Rivet.  Their son Richard Alcide, called Alcide, was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1840, and Jean in December 1842.  Their daughters married into the Vouax and Whittington families.  Edmond Athanase remarried Marie Celanie, Selanie, Silvanie, or Zelmire, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Claude Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1845.  Their daughter married a Trahan cousin. 

Alcide married cousin Marguerite Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of Jean Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1859.  During the War of 1861, Alcide served in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He enlisted in the company in March 1862, at age 22, but was discharged for disability the following September, before his unit saw any action.  He and Marguerite Aspasie were living near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in 1865. 

6

Youngest son Julien, born probably on the Vermilion in May 1789, married Marie Emérite, called Mérite, another daughter of Joseph Marie Landry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1815.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Julien, fils was born in April 1820.  Their daughters married into the Duhon, Lepine, and Manceaux families.  Julien, père's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1822; he would have been 33 years old that year. 

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More Trahans came to the western prairies in the late 1760s.  Their journey to Louisiana was unrivaled in hard luck and suffering:

A Trahan family and two Trahan wives--four more members of the family--left Port Tobacco, Maryland, in early 1769 aboard the ill-fated British schooner Britannia.  With them were other Acadian families and eight German Catholic families who also chose to settle in Spanish Louisiana.  The English ship captain somehow missed the mouth of the Mississippi River, and the Britannia ran aground on the Texas coast near Espiritu Santo Bay.  Spanish officials, who feared that these ragged refugees were smugglers or spies, held them at La Bahía for six long months, until word reached the presidio commander that the crew and passengers of this vessel were harmless.  After a harrowing overland trek from La Bahía to Natchitoches, which they reached in October, the Trahans chose to settle in the Opelousas District, north of Attakapas: 

Honoré Trahan of Pigiguit, age 43, came with wife Marie Corporon, age 50, their 18-year-old son Pierre, and 13-year-old nephew Joseph Lejeune.  Honoré and Marie had no more children in Louisiana.  Honoré died at Attakapas in July 1791; he was 65 years old. 

Marie Trahan, age 22, Honoré's daughter, came with husband Antoine Bellard of Picardy, France, age 30, and a 2-year-old son.

Anne Trahan, age 38, Honoré's sister and widow of Jean-Baptiste Benoit, came with second husband Louis Latier, age 39, three Benoit children, ages 22, 15, and 9, and three Latier children, ages 9, 6, and 4.  Anne remarried to François Campo at Ascension in September 1772 and remained on the river; brother Honoré was a witness at her wedding.  She may have moved on to Bayou Lafourche during the antebellum period. 

Descendants of Pierre TRAHAN (c1750-; Guillaume, Alexandre, Étienne)

Pierre, son of Honoré Trahan and Marie Corporon, born at Louisbourg, Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island, in c1750, followed his family to Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, by April 1752, to Lunenburg/Mirliguèche, Nova Scotia, in October 1754, George's Island, Halifax, in September 1755, into exile in North Carolina in December 1755, and to Maryland in c1760.  British officials counted him with his family at Port Tobacco, Maryland, on the lower Potomac, in July 1763.  They came to Louisiana in 1769 aboard the British schooner Britannia.  After their harrowing ordeal in Texas and their long trek overland to Natchitoches in Louisiana, they settled on the western prairies, where Pierre married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Cosme Brasseur dit Brasseux of Grand-Pré, in the 1770s.  Their daughter married into the Duplechin and Simar families.  Pierre remarried to Pélagie-Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Gautreaux, at Opelousas in May 1789 Pélagie, a native of St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, had come to Louisiana in 1785 aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships.  She gave Pierre more children, including a son.  Their daughter married into the Garcia family.  Four of Pierre's six sons created families of their own.  Two of the older ones from his first wife settled in St. Landry Parish, but one of them moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Pierre's youngest son Alexandre by Pierre's second wife settled in St. Martin Parish, but Alexandre's sons moved over into Lafayette and Vermilion parishes

1

Oldest son Alexandre-Romain, by his first wife, born probably at Opelousas in c1776, died in October 1788.  He was only 12 years old. 

2

Charles, by his father's first wife, born at Opelousas in October 1777, married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Blaise Lejeune, at Opelousas in July 1800.  Their son Solange or Soulange was baptized at Opelousas, age 20 months, in December 1803, Charles, fils was born in December 1806, and Jean in January 1814.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Quebedeaux families.  Charles, père remarried to French Creole Marianne Duplechin of Opelousas in the late 1810s. 

2a

Soulange, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Simon Fontenot, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1824.  Soulange died in St. Landry Parish in December 1851; he was only 50 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse a week after his death.  Did he father any sons? 

2b

Charles, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Eurasie or Erasie, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Sonnier, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1831.  Their son Charles III was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1838, and Placide in Lafayette Parish in September 1844.  Their daughter married into the Gatt family.  Charles's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in May 1868; he would have turned 62 years old that year. 

Placide married cousin Marie, daughter of Joseph Sonnier, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Placide, fils was born near Church Point in April 1867. 

2c

Jean, by his father's first wife, married Céleste, Célise, or Celina, daughter of French Creole Jean Pierre Baptiste Fontenot, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1836.  Their son Jean, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1838.  They were living near Grand Coteau by the early 1840s and near Opelousas later in the decade.  Their daughters married into the Gaspard family and perhaps into the Doucet family as well. 

Jean, fils married cousin Meline, daughter of Auguste Fontenot, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1860.

3

Étienne-Simon, by his father's first wife, born at Opelousas in January 1782, married cousin Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Daigle of Assumption, at Ascension on the river in June 1806; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry; Anne's maternal grandmother was a Corporon.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche before moving to Terrebonne Parish. 

4

Pierre, fils, by his first father's wife, born probably at Opelousas in the 1780s, married Hélène, daughter of French Creole Jean-Baptiste Duplechin of Avoyelles, at Opelousas in January 1806.  Their son Onésime was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age 13 months, in July 1810, and Honoré le jeune was born in January 1821.  Their daughters married into the Arnaud, Beard, Bertrand (French Creole, not Acadian), Daum, Hollier, Quebedeaux, and Rayon families. 

4a

Onésime married Émilie or Émilite, daughter of French Canadian Joseph Primeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1828.  Their son Onésime, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1830, Joseph in November 1831, Pierre Ozémé in February 1836, Don Louis in April 1839, Jean D'Arcour or Dalcourt in June 1844, and Aurelien near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in November 1852.  Their daughters married into the Bouillon, Gautreaux, and Woods families. 

Onésime, fils married Spanish Creole Adeline Plaisance at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1848.  Their son Nicolas was born near Grand Coteau in July 1849.  Onésime, fils remarried to Céleste, daughter of Anglo Creole James Caruthers or Credeur at the Grand Coteau church in January 1854; Céleste's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Alexandre was born near Grand Coteau in March 1863. 

Nicolas married Azelima or Celima, daughter of Anglo American Hervillien, also called Jean, Beard, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1868.

Pierre Ozémé married Marie Nathalie, daughter of French Canadian Augustin Royer, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, the following August; Nathalie's mother was a Bourque.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in 1870. 

Joseph married Anglo Creole Marie Caroline Caruthers, widow of Charles Halloway, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1858, and registered their marriage in St. Landry Parish in March 1860.  Some of their children, including son Cyprien, were born years earlier.  Son Octave, a twin, was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1866.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family. 

Cyprien married Josette, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Guidry, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1870.  Their son Ernest was born near Church Point in November 1870. 

Jean Dalcourt married French Canadian Zélima or Celima Royer at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1862.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1866. 

4b

Honoré le jeune married fellow Acadian Marguerite Landry at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1842.  Honoré le jeune may have remarried to Anglo American Louise or Louisa Robertson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1859, though they were "married" years before the civil union; they sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1868.  Their son Onésime le jeune had been born near Grand Coteau in April 1845, Aurelien in January 1849, and Joseph Neuville was born in June 1864.  They were living at Anse Quebedeaux, near Church Point, in 1867. 

5

A son, by his first wife, name and age unrecorded, died at Opelousas in January 1786. 

6

Youngest son Alexandre, by his father's second wife, born at Attakapas in July 1795, married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of French Canadian Joseph Primeaux of the lower Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1814.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1823.  They also had a son named Zéphirin.  Their daughter married into the Clement (French Creole, not Acadian) family. 

6a

Alexandre, fils married Marie Eliza, daughter of Doralise Hargrave, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1842.  Did Alexandre, fils father any sons? 

6b

Zéphirin married Marie, daughter of Anglo Creole Théophile Abshire, in a civil ceremony in c1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1856.  Their son Maurice was born near Abbeville in September 1862, and Théophile in June 1870. 

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A Trahan perhaps from Maryland came to Louisiana probably in the late 1760s and settled on the river before moving to the prairies:

Descendants of Joseph TRAHAN, fils (c1762-1793; Guillaume, ?)

Joseph, fils, son of Joseph Trahan and Élisabeth Aucoin, born probably in Maryland in c1762, first appears in South Louisiana church records in June 1783, when he married Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Modeste Pitre, at Attakapas.  Joseph, fils probably had come to the colony as a young orphan in the late 1760s and lived on the river before crossing the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District.  He and Françoise settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Joseph died probably on the Vermilion in February 1793, in his early 30s.  His sons and grandsons settled in what became Lafayette and Vermilion parishes.  They were especially numerous around Abbeville on the lower Vermilion. 

1

Oldest son Joseph III, born "between Jan.-June 1784 and baptized at Attakapas in June 1784, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry of the Vermilion, at Attakapas in January 1806.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Magloire was born in September 1806, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 7 days in November 1808,  Joseph IV was born in February 1810, Leufroi in August 1812, Similien or Syphorien in October 1813, and Charles le jeune in April 1816.  They also had a son named Maximilien or Maxilien

1a

Magloire married cousin Marie Arsènne, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1825; Marie's mother, also, was a Landry.  Their son Théogène was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1841. 

1b

Joseph IV married Marie, daughter of Frenchman Pierre Dubois, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1833.  Their son Léo was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1836, and Camille in July 1841. 

1c

Syphorien married Olive, also called Alix, another daughter of Pierre Dubois, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1833.  Their son Syphorien, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 11 months, in August 1839, and Adrien was born in January 1841.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family. 

Syphorien, fils may have married French Creole Marie Dartes at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1865.  Their son Jules was born near Abbeville in October 1866. 

1d

Maximilien married cousin Marie Olive, called Olive, daughter of fellow Acadian Maximilien Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1835.  Their son Émile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, 20 days, in March 1839, Clairville was born in March 1840, Aurelien in October 1854, and Marcel near Youngsville in January 1866.  They also had sons Camilien and Jules

Jules married Emma, daughter of Germain Bouguinais, Bourguinais, or Bourguini, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1867; Emma's mother was a Boudreaux.

A succession record for Camilien Trahan was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1866, but it probably was not postmortem.  Camilien, perhaps Clairville, married Arthémise, daughter of French Creole Timothée Delcambre, at the Abbeville church in February 1869.  Their son Clémile was born near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in February 1869. 

1e

Charles le jeune may have married French Canadian Valsaine Primeaux.  Their son Joseph was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1844, and Gustave in September 1853.  Their daughter married into the Frederick family. 

2

Charles, born probably at Attakapas in the late 1780s, married Marie Louise or Éloise, daughter of fellow Acadian René LeBlanc of Vermilion, at Attakapas in January 1807.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Éloi was born in June 1812, Onésime, called Lésime, in May 1814, Chevalier in July 1816 but died at age 11 in October 1827, and Evariste was born in March 1821.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, LeBlanc, and Lemaire families.

2a

Éloi married Eveline, Evelina, Valine, or Valini, daughter of Pierre Marthe Lee, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1834.  Their son Joseph le jeune was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1, in March 1840, John was born in March 1842, Éloi Polk in January 1845, Alcide in April 1847, Charles le jeune near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1848, Austin Lasty in January 1850, Marc Éloi in July 1861, and Jesse Edvin in January 1863.

2b

Onésime married Marie Eliza, called Eliza, daughter of French Creole Mathias Luguet or Luquet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1835; Marie's mother was a Mouton.  Their son Charles Achille was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1839, Paul Clemise in April 1841, and Horace in April 1851.  They also had a son named Florien.

Florien married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Béloni Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1869.

2c

Evariste married Adélaïde or Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Savoy, fils, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1841.  Their son Désiré was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1845, and a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in December 1848.  Their daughter married into the Bernard family. 

During the War of 1861, Désiré served in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Désiré married Amelina or Aurelina, daughter of French Creole Ursin Langlinais and widow of Vilcor LeBlanc, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1866; Amelina's mother was an Acadian Roy.  Their son Françoise[sic] Désiré was born near Youngsville was born in January 1867.  Désiré died probably near Youngsville in October 1868; he was only 23 years old; his succession record had been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, the previous July, so one wonders if he died of a lingering illness or perhaps from a wound he suffered during the war. 

3

Youngest son Jean dit Petit Jean, born probably at Attakapas in c1789, married Césaire, daughter of French Creole Pierre Baudoin of St. Charles Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1810.  The settled at Grosse Île on the Vermilion.  Their son Evariste was born in February 1815.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Duhon, and Hébert families.  Petit Jean died at Grosse Île in October 1822; he was only 33 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1823. 

Evariste married Louise Zoë, called Zoë and also called Pouponne, daughter of French Creole François Marceaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1834.  Their son Oscar was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 1/2 months, in June 1838, Jean was born in June 1842, and François Evariste, called Evariste, fils, in August 1847.  Evariste died in Lafayette Parish in September 1847; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Evaris, as he called him, died "at age 26 yrs.," but this Evariste would have been 32. 

Oscar married Maria, daughter of fellow Acadian Syphorien Boudreaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1866.

Evariste, fils married cousin Azéline, daughter of Auguste Marceaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1870.

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A young Trahan seems to have come to Louisiana from France before the first of the Seven Ships arrived in July 1785.  If so, one wonders how he got to New Orleans, and when.  He settled in the Attakapas District:

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, fils (c1761-1840; Guillaume, Jean-Charles, Joseph)

Jean-Baptiste, fils, eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Trahan and Madeleine-Modeste Hébert of Minas, born at Liverpool, England, in c1761, would have been repatriated to France with his family in the spring of 1763.   Perhaps as a sailor, he came to Louisiana by January 1785, when he married cousin Marie-Françoise, daughter of Michel Trahan, at Attakapas.  Marie-Françoise was a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and had come to Louisiana with her family in 1765.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Duhon and Simon families.  Marie's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1832; she would have been in her late 60s that year.  Jean-Baptiste, fils remarried to Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Modeste Pitre and widow of Joseph Trahan, fils, Jean-Joachim Desormeaux, and Pierre Labombarde, fils, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1832; he was 71 years old and she was 68 at the time of the wedding!  Needless to say, she gave him no more children.  Jean-Baptiste, fils died in Lafayette Parish in June 1840; he was 80 years old.  His was the only line of his father's family to survive in the Bayou State; his younger brothers, who came to Louisiana from France in 1785, married, and settled in the Attakapas District, produced no sons who had sons of their own.  Though Jean Baptiste had at least five sons, only two of them seem to have created families of their own, so the survival of his line was a close thing. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, fils, by his father's first wife, born probably on the Vermilion in June 1785, probably died young. 

2

Michel, by his father's first wife, born probably on the Vermilion in December 1786, also may have died young. 

3

Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, by his father's first wife, born probably on the Vermilion in September 1789, married Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of Anglo Creole Matthew Sellers of Bayou Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1811; Marcellite's mother was an Aucoin.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Pierre, fils was born in August 1813, Louis Arvillien in March 1815, Jean in April 1817, Jean Charles in February 1821, and Henry or Henri, called Henrion, Henricar, and Emicar, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 5 months and 20 days, in May 1827.  They also had sons named Ferdinand and Maximilien. Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Duhon, Landry, Simon, and Trahan families.  Pierre Jean Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in September 1833; he was only 44 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1834.  His widow remarried to his youngest brother Firmin. 

3a

Louis Arvillien married Marie Denise, called Denise, daughter of fellow Acadian Frédéric Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1832.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish at age 4 1/2 months in October 1833, son Raymond was born in August 1838, and Désiré in September 1851.  Their daughters married into the Duhon, Hébert, and Stival families.  Louis Arvillien remarried to fellow Acadian Marguerite Broussard in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1862; he would have been 47 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Mozart was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1863, and Darmas in January 1868. 

Raymond, by his father's first wife, married double cousin Marie Zelmire, daughter of Antoine Denis Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1861; Marie's mother, also, was an Hébert.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in 1865.  Their son Gérard was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1866.  Raymond likely remarried to Virginie Simon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1868.  Their son Ignace was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1869. 

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Maximilien married Marie Zéolide or Zéonide, daughter of fellow Acadian Maximilien Landry, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish, in September 1837.  Their son Maximilien, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1841, Pierre le jeune near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1843, Béloni in September 1845, and Martial in March 1846.  Their daughters married into the Beaudoin, Bourg, and Miguez families. 

During the War of 1861, Maximilien, fils served with brother Béloni in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During the War of 1861, Béloni served with brother Maximilien, fils in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry.  Béloni married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Gérard Thibodeaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1866.  Their son Gérard was born near Youngsville in September 1869. 

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Pierre, fils married Marie Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Claude Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1837.  Their son Émile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 50 days, in June 1839.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the mid-1860s. 

A succession record for Émile, son of Pierre Trahan, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1863.  This Émile would have been 24 years old that year.  One wonders if he married and if his death was war-related. 

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Ferdinand married Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1839.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Duhon, and Landry families.  Ferdinand remarried to Laclaire, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Duhon, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1865.  Did Ferdinand father any sons? 

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Henri married Azéma, 16-year-old daughter of French Creole Zenon Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1842; Azéma's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Simon was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1843, Henri, fils in March 1845, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in June 1852, and Arsène was born in February 1854.

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Louis, by his first wife, baptized at Attakapas, age 14 months, in April 1795, may have died young. 

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Youngest son Firmin, a twin, by his father's first wife, born probably on the Vermilion in October 1805, married fellow Acadian Marie Carmelite Duhon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1824.  Their son Alexandre was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 18 days, in January 1826.  They also had a son named Jean Baptiste.  Their daughter married into the Meaux family.  Firmin remarried to Marcellite, daughter of Anglo Creole Matthew Sellers and widow of Firmin's older brother Pierre Jean Baptiste Trahan, at the Vermilionville church in April 1853; Firmin was 47 years old at the time of the wedding.  Firmin remarried again--his third marriage--to Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Guidry and widow of Gédéon Hébert, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1860; Firmin was 54 years old at the time of the wedding.  Firmin died near Abbeville in June 1861, 13 days after his daughter Osea was born; Firmin was 56 years old when he died; his succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse the day after his death. 

Jean Baptiste, by his first father's wife, married Marie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Denisse or Denaise, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1865. 

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Three of the Trahan families who emigrated to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to settle not on the Mississippi or on upper Bayou Lafourche but near their cousins on the prairies west of the Atchafalaya Basin:  

Marie-Sophie Prince, age 43, widow of Joseph Trahan, her 19-year-old son Antoine-Joseph, and a 26-year-old Prince half-sister, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in mid-August.  Antoine-Joseph settled on upper Bayou Vermilion. 

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Jean-Baptiste Trahan of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 50, crossed with wife Madeleine-Modeste Hébert of Pigiguit, age 44, and four children--Jean-Michel, called Michel, age 21, Pierre, age 18, Marie-Louise, age 16, and Jeanne-Félicité, age 14--aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  Their daughters married into the Bourg family at Attakapas.  Their oldest son Jean-Baptiste, fils seems to have come to the colony from France on his own before 1785.  Jean Baptiste, père died "suddenly at the residence of Charles Bourg, his son-in-law of Vermilion," in November 1808; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean-Baptiste was 77 years old when he died, but he was 73; his succession record had been filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the previous September.  Only the line of his oldest son survived in the Bayou State. 

Pierre Trahan of Pigiguit, age 48, wife Marguerite Duhon, age 44, and six children--Geneviève, age 23, Élisabeth- or Isabelle-Apolline, age 18, Catherine-Marguerite, called Marguerite, age 16, Anne, age 12, Marie-Françoise, called Françoise, age 10, and Joseph-Marie, age 8--also crossed on Le St.-Rémi.  Pierre died at Attakapas in September 1803, in his late 60s.  Daughter Geneviève, wife of Jean-Baptiste Morin, died at Attakapas in October 1787; she was only 25 years old.  Daughter Marguerite, wife of Joseph Hébert, died at Attakapas in August 1804, in her late 30s.  Daughter Anne, widow of Jean Anselme Thibodeaux, died "of a long illness" in Lafayette Parish in March 1824; she was only 51 years old; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following May.  Daughter Élisabeth Apolline, wife of Joseph Boudreaux, died in Lafayette Parish in June 1835; she was 68 years old; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July.  Daughter Françoise married Joseph dit Josaphat, son of Amand Broussard, and died in St. Martin Parish in the early 1850s, a widow, in her late 70s.  Son Joseph-Marie may not have married, so this line of the family, except for its blood, probably did not survive in the Bayou State. 

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Marie-Isabelle Trahan, age 25, Pierre's oldest daughter, crossed with husband Lucien Bourg, age 21, on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  Marie died in Lafayette Parish in April 1835; the priest who recorded her burial said that Marie was 66 years old when she died, but she was 76; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in May. 

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Only one of the Trahans from France produced a family line on the prairies that survived: 

Descendants of Jean-Michel TRAHAN (1764-; Guillaume, Jean-Charles, Joseph)

Jean-Michel, called Michel, second son of Jean-Baptiste Trahan and Madeleine-Modeste Hébert of Minas, born at Morlaix, France, in August 1764, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Attakapas, where he settled on the lower Vermilion River.  He married cousin Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Jacques Fostin, at Attakapas in January 1791; her mother was a Trahan.  Their daughter married into the Benoit and Ellender families.  Jean-Michel remarried to another cousin, Marie-Renée, daughter of Paul Trahan, at Attakapas in November 1796.  She does not seem to have given him any more children, at least no more sons.  His only son by his first wife died an infant, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive in the Bayou State. 

A son, name unrecorded, from his first wife, died at age 14 days in November 1793. 

Pierre TRAHAN (c1767-c1808; Guillaume, Jean-Charles, Joseph)

Pierre, third and youngest son of Jean-Baptiste Trahan and Madeleine-Modeste Hébert of Minas, born probably at Morlaix, France, in c1767, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them Attakapas, where he married Anne-Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Aucoin, in January 1795.  He and his wife seem to have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  Pierre's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1808; the document called his wife a widow; Pierre would have been in his early 40s that year. 

Descendants of Antoine-Joseph TRAHAN (c1766-1834; Guillaume, Alexandre, Joseph)

Antoine-Joseph, called Joseph, son of Joseph Trahan, fils and Marie-Sophie Prince, born on Île d'Aix, La Rochelle, France, in c1766, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and a widowed aunt aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Attakapas, where he married Marie-Françoise-Élisabeth or -Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Mire of St.-Jacques and Côte Gelée, in September 1798.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Antoine Joseph died in Lafayette Parish in February 1834; he was 68 years old. 

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Older son Joseph-Zéphirin, called Zéphirin, born probably on the upper Vermilion in July 1799, married cousin Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Landry of Côte Gelée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1820; Geneviève's mother, also, was a Mire.  Zéphirin remarried to Marie Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Claude Broussard, probably in St. Martin Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Joseph Lessin, perhaps called Lessin, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in October 1835.  Their daughter married into the Vincent family.  Zéphirin may have remarried to fellow Acadian Clémence Guidry.  ...

Lessin may have married cousin Clémence Trahan at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1857.  If so, their son Demosthène was born near Abbeville in October 1861. 

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Younger son Antoine-Denis, called Denis, born probably on the upper Vermilion in March 1803, married Marguerite, also called Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1829.  Their son Jean was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, in October 1830 but died a few days later, Joseph was baptized at age 2 months in August 1832, Pierre Denis at age 1 1/2 months in November 1837, Onésime Denis at age 3 months in May 1840, Lessin le jeune was born in September 1842, Alexandre in August 1850, perhaps another Onésime in October 1851, and Antoine Olivier in November 1852.  Their daughters married into the Cormier and Trahan families. 

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Pierre Denis married French Creole Élizabeth Simon at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Pierre, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1861, Antoine in January 1864, and Gustave in December 1868. 

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Onésime Denis married cousin Marie Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyprien Leger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1859; Marie's mother, also, was an Hébert.  Their son Éloi was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1862, and Lazare Numa in September 1866. 

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Lessin le jeune married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian François Cormier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1870.

Joseph-Marie TRAHAN (1777-; Guillaume, ?)

Joseph-Marie, son of Pierre Trahan and Marguerite Duhon, born at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in April 1777, sailed to Louisiana with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Attakapas.  One wonders if he married and created a family of his own. 

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During the late colonial and early antebellum periods, Trahans, descendants of exiles from Maryland and France, including two brothers, left the river or upper Bayou Lafourche and joined their cousins west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Most of them produced successful lines that remained on the prairies:  

Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan, widower of Marguerite Landry and Marie-Madeleine Duhon, came to Louisiana in 1785 aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, with two sons and four daughters.  He took them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he seems to have died a year or two after he reached the colony.  His two sons and a daughter settled in the Attakapas District by the late 1780s.  His daughter married into the Broussard dit Beausoleil and Meaux families.

Françoise Trahan, widow of Pascal or Pierre Hébert and wife of Charles Dugas, died at Attakapas in November 1799.  She was only 52 years old. 

Marie-Jeanne Trahan, widow of Joseph Boutin and wife of Balthazar Marks, died at Opelousas in January 1803, in her early 30s.  Her succession record was filed at what became the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1804. 

Marie-Madeleine Trahan, wife of Firmin Duhon, died at Attakapas in December 1803.  She was only 35 years old. 

Marie-Marguerite Trahan, widow of Pierre Donnet and wife of Étienne Ardoin, fils, moved from Baton Rouge to St. Martin Parish by the 1820s.  She died "at her home at la fausse pointe," St. Martin Parish, in April 1829, in her early 50s; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following June. 

Descendants of Charles dit Charlitte TRAHAN (c1766-1838; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Pierre)

Charles, fils, also called Charles dit Charlitte, younger son of Charles Trahan and his second wife Marguerite Thibodeau, born in Maryland in c1766, came to Louisiana with his family in February 1768 with the Breau party from Port Tobacco and followed them to the distant settlement of Fort San Luìs de Natchez, far above Baton Rouge.  When the Acadians were allowed to abandon Natchez, Charles dit Charlitte's family moved to Cabanocé, on the lower Acadian Coast; his parents may have died by then.  In 1777, Charlitte was living at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques with his uncle Alexis Breau and paternal aunt, Madeleine Trahan; the Spanish census taker described him as an orphan, so his parents certainly had died by then.  In the 1780s, probably after he had come of age, Charles dit Charlitte crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where Spanish officials counted him with the militia there in August 1789.  He married Marie, daughter of François, sometimes called Pierre, Andro, Landrau, Landraud, Landrot, or Landroz of Bordeaux, France, at Attakapas in August 1789; Marie's mother was an Hébert.  They settled on the lower Vermilion River and on Bayou Teche at Grand Bois sur la Pointe Claire, L'île des Cypres or Cypress Island, now Lake Martin, L'île Labbé, L'Anse à Michaud, and Lîle des Cignes.  Their daughters married into the Allemand, Cluseau or Clusiaux, Gaz, Landry, Laviolette, Martin (Scots, not Acadian), Melançon, and Theriot families.  Charles dit Charlitte died in St. Martin Parish in February 1838; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 84 years old when he died, but he was "only" in his early 70s. 

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Oldest son Édouard, born at Attakapas in c1793, died on the lower Vermilion at age 20 months in July 1795. 

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Nicolas-Denis, called Colas and Denis, born at Attakapas in August 1796, died in St. Martin Parish in September 1834.  He was 40 years old and may not have married, unless he was the Nicolas Trahan who married French Creole Marie Laviolette.  If so, they had a son named Désiré.

Désiré married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Blanchard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1856.  Their son Pierre Philosie was born near Grand Coteau in December 1862. 

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Hilaire, born at L'île Labbé in July 1804, married Célestine, daughter of French Creole Éloi Picard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1833.  Their son Charles le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1835, Hilaire Ovile in May 1836, Paulin in June 1840, and Éloi in January 1849.  Hilaire died in St. Martin Parish in December 1869; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Hilaire died "at age 75 yrs.," but he was "only" 65. 

Paulin likely married cousin Marie Céline or Celima Picard in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in May 1862.

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Youngest son Guillaume or William, born at La Pointe in July 1812, married Céleste or Célestine Caroline or Coralie, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Boullion, Bouillon, or Bouillion of Iberville Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1834.  Their son Louis Sylvain, called Sylvain, was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1835 but died at age 1 in October 1836, Julien was born in May 1840, and Jules in January 1850.  Their daughters married into the Alleman, Doré, and Guidry families.  ...

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Julien may have married fellow Acadian Azélie Guidry.  Their son Désiré was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1861, Joseph near Breaux Bridge in March 1864 but may have died at age 6 1/2 in September 1870, and Joseph Léonard, called Léonard, was born in August 1866 but died at age 1 in August 1867. 

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Jules married Celimene, daughter of German Creole Alexandre Wiltz, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1869.  Their son William le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1870. 

Descendants of Augustin TRAHAN (c1767-1800; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Pierre)

Augustin, elder son of Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Duhon, born at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in c1767, sailed to Louisiana with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Augustin moved to the Attakapas District in c1790 and married cousin Marie-Angèle, called Angèle, daughter of French Creole Jacques Fostin, at Attakapas in July 1793; Angèle's mother was a Trahan.  Augustin died at Attakapas in December 1800, in his early 30s.  Although his only son created a family of his own, the line, except for its blood, did not survive.

Joseph-Leufroi or Leufroi-Auguste, also called Jacques, born at Attakapas in March 1797, married Julie, daughter of French Creole Étienne Ardoin of Pointe Coupee and Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1817.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Robillard and Ternant families of Pointe Coupee.  Joseph Leufroi's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May 1823, with the sad notation:  "... he is 26 yrs. old and insane for 5 years; he has 2 children [daughters]; he dangerously wounded his wife who was caring for him, who immediately abandoned him; his mother [who had remarried to François Labauve in June 1802] now cares for him and often has to chain him."  Leufroi died in Lafayette Parish in November 1840; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Leufroi was 40 years old when he died, but he was 43.  He and his wife had no sons, so this line of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

Descendants of Jean-Marie TRAHAN (c1775-1804; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Pierre)

Jean-Marie, younger son of Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Duhon, born probably at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in c1775, sailed to Louisiana with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Marie, probably following his older brother Augustin, moved to the Atakapas District by the 1790s and married cousin Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian François Duhon, at Attakapas in August 1796; Isabelle's mother was a Trahan; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Isabelle was a native of Louisiana whose family had come to the colony in 1765.  Jean-Marie died at Attakapas in February 1804, only in his late 20s. 

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Oldest son Joseph-Euphroie, born at Attakapas in November 1796, died at age 13 months in December 1797. 

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Jean-Onésime, called Onésime, born at Attakapas in November 1800, married French Creole Angèle Terzille, called Terzille, Blanchet probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Claireville or Clerville was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1824, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 1 month in July 1829, another child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 3 weeks in July 1830, son Julien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in June 1834 but died in August, and Onésime, fils was baptized at age 10 months in July 1836.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family. 

Clerville died in Lafayette Parish in August 1843.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Youngest son Pierre, born at Attakapas in October 1802, may have died young. 

Simon-Augustin TRAHAN (1772-1806; Guillaume, ?, Alexandre)

Simon-Augustin, second son of Pierre-Isidore Trahan and Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in June 1772, sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his widowed mother and siblings.  He followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where Spanish officials counted them near old Fort Bute in 1788.  He and his mother moved to the Attakapas District in the late colonial period.  Simon probably did not marry.  He died "at Carencros at the home of Louis Renotte" in January 1806; he was only 33 years old. 

Descendants of François-Antoine TRAHAN (1785-; Guillaume, Alexandre, Alexandre, fils, Claude)

François-Antoine, younger son of Joseph Trahan and Marguerite Lavergne, born at Manchac or Baton Rouge in December 1785, came to Louisiana with his family aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  As his birth demonstrates, he came to the colony in utero.  He married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian François Theriot, probably at Baton Rouge in April 1808, and remarried to Anne-Renée or Renée Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Labauve, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1811.  They moved to St. Martin Parish later in the decade and settled at Grand Bois on Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Louviere families.  According to a church record, François worked as a "bookkeeper at the farm of the widow Gabriel Fuselier" in St. Martin Parish; this may have been the widow of the man who, during Spanish rule of Louisiana, had served as commandant of both the Attakapas and Opelousas districts; Gabriel Fuselier de la Claire, in fact, was the first commandant of the Attakapas District.  Only one of François Antoine's sons created a family line that survived. 

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Oldest son Angèl, by his second wife, died near Baton Rouge at age 9 months in April 1815.

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Romuald Philogène, also called Théodore Philasie, Philosi, Philosie, Philosia, or Felonide, from his father's second wife, born at Grand Bois in November 1818, married Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Josaphat Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1840.  Their son Joseph Damon was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in August 1842, François Philosie in March 1843, Lucien in July 1850, and Optave in June 1854.  Philosie died in St. Martin Parish in January 1869; he was only 50 years old. 

François died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in August 1864.  He was only 21 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related.  He probably did not marry. 

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A son, name unrecorded, from his father's second wife, died at the home of Widow Gabriel Fuselier in St. Martin Parish, age 7 months, in September 1821. 

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Youngest son François Eugène, called Eugène, from his his father's second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in November 1822, married Anastasie Elmire, called Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadian Colin LeBlanc, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1844.  Their daughter married a Labauve cousin.  Eugène died in St. Martin Parish in August 1848; he was only 25 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following December.  Did Eugène father any sons? 

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Other TRAHANs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link a great many other Trahans in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  The priests at Abbeville from the mid-1850s into the 1860s, Fathers S. J. Foltier and J. A. Poyet, were especially negligent in their recordkeeping.  One suspects that some of the Trahans who lived on the western prairies during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Trahans:

Rosalie Trahan had a daughter named Euranie, who gave birth to "natural son" Onésime in St. Martin Parish in January 1812; the St. Martinville priest who baptized the boy the following March did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names.  Young Onésime died "at Raca dit Tambour" in April, age 3 months; again, the St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's burial "in the parish cemetery" said nothing of the father and the mother's parents. 

Marguerite Trahan gave birth to "natural son" Jean in c1817.  The boy was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 12, in September 1829.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Pierre dit Pinot Trahan's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May 1821.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not mention a wife, so one wonders which Pierre Trahan this might have been. 

François dit Cadet Trahan married ____ Mallet probably in St. Martin Parish by the early 1830s. 

Marguerite Trahan married Firmin Onésime, called Onésime, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Firmin Duhon, fils, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1835.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Philomène Trahan married fellow Acadian Marge Carmelite Duhon probably in Lafayette Parish by 1840.  (Philomène is usually a feminine name.)

Louise, daughter of John Trahan and Mary ____, married Anglo Creole Isaac Hargrave in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1842.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's mother's surname nor the groom's parents' names. 

Jean Baptiste Trahan married fellow Acadian Marie Zélie Hébert and settled in Lafayette Parish by the early 1840s.  Which Jean Baptiste was this? 

Marie Marcellite Trahan married Onésime, probably son of fellow Acadian Michel Leger III, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1846.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Trahan's succession record, describing her as "an interdicted person, also a widow," was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in 1847.  The record states that her "interdiction" was dated 21 April 1804, whatever that means. 

Mary Trahan married Charles Martin, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1847.  The priest who recorded the marriage, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, noted that the couple had been "Married 14 yrs. civilly."  Their full names were Marie Célesie and Jean Charles. 

Jean Trahan married Anglo Creole Merante Hargrave.  Their son Charles, born in c1851, was baptized at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, "at age 5" in April 1856. 

Marie Cloide Trahan married François Mathieu at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1851.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Charles Dosilien Trahan married French Creole Marcellite Doré in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in September 1851.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Charles Dupré was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1852. 

A marriage contract for Marie Victoire Élisabeth, daughter of Joseph Trahan, and Prosper Aristide Renaud, a merchant, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in October 1851.  Which Joseph Trahan was this?

Joseph Trahan married French Creole Mélanie Meaux and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their son Olivier was born near Abbeville in October 1866, and Arvillien in January 1870. 

Jean Trahan married Adeline Quebedeaux.  Their son Terville was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1853. 

Joseph Trahan's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in April 1853. 

Émeline Trahan married Anglo American Octave Conrad in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1853.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Maxilien Trahan married fellow Acadian Anastasie, called Nastasie, Bourg.  Their son Maxilien, fils was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1854.   

Onésime Trahan, fils married fellow Acadian Zelmire LeBlanc.  Their son Augustin Oville was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1854 but died the following July, Valentin Désiré in February 1863, and Onésime Columbus in June 1865.  Which of the many Onésime Trahans was Onésime, fils's father? 

Susette Trahan married Julien Mayard in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1854.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Anastasie Trahan married Alexis Tourneux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1856.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Cécilia Trahan married David Lacombe in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Sydalise Trahan married Anglo American David Berwick at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1856.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Angélique Trahan married Don Louis Gaspard at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1856.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Clementine Trahan married Demosthène Corner at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1856.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Lezima Trahan married fellow Acadian Théosime Hébert at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1857.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Azéma Trahan married Adrien, son of fellow Acadian Auguste Brasseaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1858.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adélaïde Trahan married Jean Vital Lapointe in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1858.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Duplessis Trahan married fellow Acadian Marie Eulodie, Élodie, or Evoide Leger at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Jean Oneill was born near Abbeville in April 1863, Euphémon in August 1865, Jean Delmat in March 1867, and Adoniel Joseph in February 1869. 

Marie Anaïs Trahan married Sylvain Frederick at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Celima Trahan married Manuel Marie Meunier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1859.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marguerite Émilie Trahan married Jean Duprélon Blanchet at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Corine Trahan married Joseph Courtelle in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Simon Trahan married fellow Acadian Cécile Hébert and settled in Lafayette Parish by the early 1860s. 

Valentin Trahan married French Creole Aurelia Leleux and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Marie Alexandre or Alexandrine Trahan married Désiré, son of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Vincent, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jules, son of Julius Trahan, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in May 1861, only 5 years old.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name.

Amelia or Émilia Trahan married Louis Lejeune, probably a fellow Acadian, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1861.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names. 

Numa Trahan died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1861, only 15 months old.  The priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give the boy's parents' names. 

Anastasie Trahan married Jules, son of probably fellow Acadian Sosthène Hébert, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in March 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Symphorien Trahan married Belzire Nunez.  Their son Adrien was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1862. 

Charles Trahan's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1862.  Which Charles was this?

Adélaïde Trahan married Jean Vital La Pointe of St. Landry Parish at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1863.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Célestine Trahan married Jean Pugeot in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in August 1863.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Émelia Trahan married fellow Acadian François Bourque at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1863.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Celima Trahan married fellow Acadian Alexis Duhon, fils in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1864.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Baptiste Trahan died in Lafayette Parish in October 1864.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, did not give Jean Baptiste's age at the time of his death, so one wonders which Jean Baptiste this was.  One also wonders if Jean Baptiste's death was war-related. 

A succession record for Valsin Trahan was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in 1865.  One wonders which Valsin Trahan this may have been. 

Martin Trahan married Émelie Desormeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Sevenne Trahan married fellow Acadian Émelia Bourque at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Aureline Trahan married Anglo American Joseph T. Smith in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

A succession record for Eugène Trahan, married to Rosa Trahan, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1865.  Which Eugène was this?

Axele or Oxele Trahan married fellow Acadian Belzire Hébert at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Joseph Cléomer was born near Abbeville in September 1868 but died the following December, and Ode Joseph was born in December 1869. 

Susan and Susanna Trahan, widow of Julien Royer, remarried to Jean Baptiste Hahns or Hans in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish in February 1867. 

Lucile Trahan married Édouard Jules in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Aurelia Trahan married fellow Acadian Michel Legé in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Célestine Trahan married Anglo American Charles Jackson in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Another Célestine Trahan married fellow Acadian Joseph Richard in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Émile Trahan married Ozea Wickley.  Their son Duplessis was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1867, and Philosi in April 1869. 

Aureline Trahan married Anglo American Joseph Théophile Smith at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Martial Trahan married Marie Zulema Simon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Ferdinand was born near Youngsville in December 1868. 

Joseph Trahan married Elina Hébert.  Their son Victor was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1867. 

Magloire Trahan married Laurence Perret and settled near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Henri Trahan married Marguerite Broussard and settled near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Edmond Trahan married fellow Acadian Aspasie Bourg.  Their son Hippolyte was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in April 1868. 

Treville Trahan married Marie M. Vincent.  Their son Valentine was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in June 1868. 

Henderson Trahan married Tanny Rawlins in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Donatile Trahan married Cevenne, probably Sevenne, Roy, an Acadian, widower of Olivia Lormand, in a civil ceremony in Vermilion Parish in December 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Aurelia Trahan married Euphémon Cormier at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Charles Trahan married Marie Ameliene __omeaux.  Their son Odvelin was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1870. 

Aureline Trahan married Norbert Donguine at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Célasie, daughter of Evariste Trahan and Emérande ____, married Léon Lorins at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1870. 

Pierre Trahan died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1870.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre died "at age 60 yrs."  Which Pierre was this? 

Marie Scolastie Trahan married Placide Thibodeaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

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A Trahan who settled on the western prairies and created a vigorous line of the family there cannot be linked by area church and civil records to any known line of the family in the area:

Descendants of Pierre TRAHAN (?-; ?)

Pierre Trahan married fellow Acadian Marie Urasie, Urasine, Euphrasie, Émilie, or Serasie Prejean and settled in Lafayette Parish.  Their daughters married into the Gisclard and Meaux families. 

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Oldest son Onésime was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, at age 3 months in October 1837. 

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Demosthène, baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months in August 1839, may have married Ursule Gisclard at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1859.  Their son Onésiphore was born near Abbeville in November 1865, and Demosthène, fils in July 1868. 

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Youngest son Jean Venance, called Venance, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1845, married fellow Acadian Marie Comeaux.  Their son Joseph Adonis was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in June 1869. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

None of the Trahans who came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1765 settled on the river.  Only after the Acadian exiles from Maryland reached the colony in the late 1760s did Trahans appear on what was being called the Acadian Coast.  In July 1767, a Trahan widow came to Louisiana from Maryland:

Marie-Josèphe Trahan, age 45, widow of Michel LeBlanc, came with an 18-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son.  She settled with her children at the new Acadian community of St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, south of Baton Rouge, where the other 1767 arrivals had gone:

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In February 1768, a Trahan family, two Trahan wives, and a Trahan widow--seven more members of the family--reached Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, with the large extended family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit.  Spanish Governor Ulloa, caring nothing of Acadian sensibilities, ordered the Breaus and their allied families to the new Acadian settlement of San Luìs de Natchez, far upriver and across from British-controlled territory.  The Breaus protested the location, so distant from their fellow Acadians, but the governor was adamant that they go there and threatened to deport them and their families if they did not comply with his order.  In 1769, after a Creole-led revolt toppled Ulloa, Spanish General Alejandro O'Reilly, Ulloa's successor, allowed the Acadians at San Luìs de Natchez to abandon the settlement.  None of them remained there:

Claire Trahan, age 61, widow of Charles Breau, came with four children.  She died at Natchez in June 1768, soon after she got there.  Two of her daughters became Ursuline nuns in New Orleans. 

Madeleine Trahan, age 45, came with husband Alexis Breau of Pigiguit, age  44, a leader of the expedition, and six children, ages 21 to 3.  Madeleine and her family went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the Acadian Coast after the Spanish allowed them to leave Natchez. 

Charles Trahan, age 37, came with second wife Marguerite Thibodeau, age 26, and three children--Brigitte, age 11, Firmin, age 4, and Charles dit Charlitte, age 2.  Marguerite was pregnant when they reached the colony; their daughter Marie-Madeleine was born in early June 1768 and baptized at New Orleans a week later.  Charles, père may have died at either San Luìs de Natchez or on the Acadian Coast by September 1769, when Spanish officials counted his daughter Brigitte with another family at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques and called her an orphan.  Since she gave Charles no more children, wife Marguerite may have died soon after the birth of daughter Marie-Madeleine.  Older daughter Brigitte married into the Landry, Boudier, and Gousman families at Ascension and San Bernardo and remained on the river.  Charles's son Firmin was counted in a census at Ascension on the left, or east, bank of the river in 1777 with sister Brigitte and her first husband, so he, too, remained on the river, but he may not have married.  Charles's younger son Charles dit Charlitte was living with Alexis Breau and his wife Madeleine Trahan, Charles, père's sister, at St.-Jacques in 1777.  Probably not until he came of age, Charlittle moved to the Attakapas District, where he married in the late 1780s.  Marie-Madeleine probably died young. 

Anne-Madeleine Trahan, age 36, came with husband Honoré Breau of Pigiguit, age 37, the other leader of the expedition, and three children, ages 14, 3, and 1.  Anne-Madeleine and her family also went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques. 

Firmin TRAHAN (c1764-?; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Pierre)

Firmin, elder son of Charles Trahan and and his second wife Marguerite Thibodeau, born probably in Maryland in c1764, came to Louisiana with his family in February 1768 and followed them to the distant settlement of San Luìs de Natchez.  When the Acadians were allowed to abandon the settlement, some of Firmin's family moved to the Acadian Coast, where Spanish officials counted him with his elder sister Brigitte and her husband Étienne Landry on the left, or east, bank of the river at Ascension in 1777.  One wonders if Firmin married and created a family of his own. 

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The arrival date of one Trahan who settled on the river is difficult to determine: 

Madeleine Trahan, born in c1733, does not appear in Louisiana records until January 1771, when she married François, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert and a widower, at St.-Jacques.  Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at St.-Jacques in 1777.  Several of Madeleine's siblings came to the colony but not until 1785.  Her husband had come to Louisiana in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue. 

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Not until the great influx of Acadians from France in the mid-1780s did significant numbers of Trahans appear on the river, and not until then did Trahan family lines emerge there.  After enduring a quarter century of poverty and neglect in the mother country, at least 98 members of the family crossed to Louisiana on six of the Seven Ships of 1785.  Only the Héberts outnumbered the Trahans on the Seven Ships expedition.  Most of the Trahans from France went to upper Bayou Lafourche, but some chose to settle on the river: 

Marie Trahan, age 51, crossed on Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  With her was second husband Simon LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 62, and three children, ages 20, 15, and 13.  They went to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Marie died a widow near St.-Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in August 1815, age 80. 

Marie-Modeste Trahan, age 36, crossed on Le Bon Papa with husband Jean-Baptiste Boudrot, age 32, and three children, ages 8, 6, and 2.  Marie-Modeste survived the crossing to Louisiana but died soon after reaching the colony, as evidenced by her husband remarrying at Manchac in February 1786. 

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Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, age 54, widow of Isidore Trahan, crossed with five children--Paul-Isidore, age 21, Marie-Jeanne, age 16, Simon-Augustin, age 13, Alexis-Romain, age 11, and Rosalie, age 9--aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge.  Daughter Marie-Jeanne moved to the Opelousas District in c1789 and married into the Boutin and Marks families.  Son Simon-Augustin moved to the Attakapas District.  Marie-Madeleine went there, too.  Paul-Isidore and Alexis-Romain probably remained at Baton Rouge, but there is no evidence in the church records that they created families of their own. 

Marguerite Trahan, age 54, crossed on Le Beaumont with husband Pierre Henry, age 61, and an 18-year-old son.   They also went to Baton Rouge. 

Anne Granger, age 49, widow of Joseph Trahan, crossed on Le Beaumont with four children--Joseph, fils, age 21, Marie-Anne, age 16, Marie-Julie, called Julie, age 14, and François-Marie, age 12.  They settled near old Fort Bute at Manchac, between Baton Rouge and St.-Gabriel.  Anne did not remarry.  Her daughters married into the Costa, Daigle, and Prevost families and settled at Manchac.  Anne's sons also remained at Manchac. 

Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, Trahan, age 24, Anne Granger's oldest daughter, crossed on Le Beaumont with new husband Joseph Acosta, age unrecorded, whom she married aboard ship.  Marguerite died at Baton Rouge in November 1814; she was only 54 years old. 

Marie-Josèphe Granger, age 46, widow of Pierre-Simon Trahan, crossed on Le Beaumont with four children--Jean-Baptiste, age 25, Paul-Raymond, called Raymond, age 19, Marie-Renée, age 13, and Marie-Marguerite, age 8.  Her daughters married into the Ardoin, Comeaux, Donnet, and Lelong families and, with their brothers, remained in the Baton Rouge area.  Marie-Renée, widow of Élie Marie Comeaux and Joseph Lelong, died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1851; she was 79 years old. 

Joseph Trahan of Pigiguit, age 35, crossed with wife Marguerite Lavergne of Chignecto, age 32, and two children--Joseph-Rémi, age 4, and Antoinette, age 2--aboard Le Beaumont.  Marguerite was pregnant on the voyage over and gave birth to son François-Antoine in early December, probably at Baton Rouge or Manchac.  They may have moved to the Attakapas District later in the decade. 

Rose Trahan, age 23, crossed on Le Beaumont with the family of her uncle Paul LeBlanc.  She went to Baton Rouge. 

Marie-Blanche Trahan, age 19, crossed on Le Beaumont with husband Joseph Breau, age 23.  They settled at Baton Rouge, where Marie-Blanche died in September 1826, age 60. 

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Jean-Paul Trahan, age 16, crossed alone on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  He did not follow the majority of the passengers from his ship to upper Bayou Lafourche but went to Baton Rouge, where he married at age 19. 

Anne-Geneviève Trahan of Pigiguit, age 44, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Honoré Duhon of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 47, and three sons, ages 20, 17, and 13.  Instead of following their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche, they went to San Bernardo, an Isleño community south of New Orleans. 

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Madeleine Aucoin, age 69, widow of Charles Trahan, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  With her were two unmarried daughters--Marie, age 47, and Marguerite, age 40.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but moved to upper Bayou Lafourche when the Acadians abandoned the settlement.

Madeleine Trahan, age 48, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel with husband Charles Aucoin, age 50, a 28-year-old son, a 24-year-old kinswoman, and Françoise Trahan, age 38, widow of Pascal or Pierre Hébert, perhaps Madeleine's sister.  One wonders if Madeleine survived the crossing from France.  Françoise did survive the crossing, moved from Bayou des Écores to the western prairies in the late 1780s or 1790s, and remarried to a Dugas there. 

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Jean-Marie Trahan, who would have been 20 years old in 1785, came to Louisiana probably aboard one of the Seven Ships but appears on none of their passenger lists.  He married probably at Baton Rouge in February 1790. 

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Most of the Trahans from France who went to river communities settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Some of their lines survived, though not all of them remained there:   

Descendants of Joseph TRAHAN (c1750-; Guillaume, Alexandre, Alexandre, fils)

Joseph, son of Claude Trahan and Anne LeBlanc, born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1750, ended up in France, where he worked as a carpenter and a domestic servant.  He participated in the failed Acadian settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s and, after retreating with his fellow Acadians to Nantes, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Lavergne, at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, in October 1778.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed her family and the majority of the passengers from their ship to the Baton Rouge area.  Neither of Joseph's sons seems to have survived childhood, so this line of the family may have died with them. 

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Older son Joseph-Rémi, born at Nantes, France, in November 1780, may have died young. 

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Younger son François-Antoine, born probably at Baton Rouge in December 1785, also may have died young. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN (c1760-1824?; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph)

Jean-Baptiste, elder son of Pierre-Simon Trahan and Marie-Josèphe Granger, born probably at Falmouth, England, in March 1760, was repatriated with his family to France in the spring of 1763.  He became a carpenter in the mother country and was a young bachelor in 1785 when he crossed to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships.  He followed them to Baton Rouge, where he married Anne-Geneviève, called Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon-Pierre Daigle, in May 1786.  Anne also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont.  They settled in the Baton Rouge area.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Breaux, Ferbos, and Theriot families.  Jean-Baptiste may have died at Baton Rouge in August 1824; if so, he would have been 64 years old that year.  Neither of his sons seems to have survived childhood, so this line of the family may not have survived in the Bayou State. 

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Older son Jean-Baptiste, fils, born probably at Baton Rouge in June 1789, may have died young. 

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Younger son Joseph, born probably at Baton Rouge in July 1792, also may have died young. 

Descendants of Paul-Raymond TRAHAN (c1766-?; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph)

Paul-Raymond, called Raymond, younger son of Pierre-Simon Trahan and Marie-Josèphe Granger, born at Morlaix, France, in August 1765, sailed to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to Baton Rouge, where he married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon-Pierre Daigre, in November 1789.  Isabelle was the younger sister of Paul's older brother Jean-Baptiste's wife Geneviève.  Paul and Élisabeth's daughters married into the Betancourt, Freoux, and Tullier families.  Their older son did not create a family of his own, and their younger son settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, so this family line did not remain on the river. 

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Older son François, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 1, in September 1800, may have died young. 

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Younger son Joseph Firmin or Raymond, born near Baton Rouge in August 1806, married Eléonore, called Léonore, daughter of German Creole Pierre Hoffenagel, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1830.  They lived for a while near Baton Rouge before returning to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Descendants of Joseph TRAHAN, fils (1763-; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph)

Joseph, fils, elder son of Joseph Trahan and Anne Granger, born at Morlaix, France, in September 1763, lived with his family at Belle-Île-en-Mer and became a day laborer in France.  He sailed to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled near old Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where Joseph, fils married Marguerite-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Doiron and widow of Victor Daigre, at Manchac in January 1800; Joseph, fils was in his late 30s at the time of the wedding.  Marguerite also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont.  Their daughter married into the Daigre and Maillet families.  ...

Jean-Valéry, called Valéry, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 10 months, in April 1802, married Marie Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1822.  Their son Duvalcourt or Devalcour Edmond, called Edmond, was born near Baton Rouge in March 1824, Furcy in January 1826, and Valéry Babolia posthumously in June 1830 but died at age 15 1/2 in December 1845.  Valéry, père died near Baton Rouge in February 1830; he was only 28 years old.  One wonders if this line of the family, except for its blood, survived. 

Edmond married Marie Euphrosine or Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Henry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1846.  Their son Jean Baptiste Cleopha was born near St. Gabriel in February 1847 but died the following October.  Edmond died near St. Gabriel in September 1847; the priest who recorded his burial said that Edmond died at "age 22 years," but he was 23 1/2; he was buried "in St. Raphaël's cemetary[sic]."  One can only imagine what Marie Euphrosine endured in the early autumn of 1847. 

Furcy married Adoiska, another daughter of Joseph Henry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1848.  Their daughter married into the McCabe family.  Did Furcy father any sons? 

Descendants of François-Marie TRAHAN (1773-1823?; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph)

François-Marie, younger son of Joseph Trahan and Anne Granger, born at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in August 1773, also worked as a day laborer in France.  He sailed to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled near old Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where François married Marie-Madeleine, called Manon, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, in March 1804.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.   Their daughters married into the Landry and Templet families.  François may have died in West Baton Rouge Parish in March 1823; if so, he would have been only 50 years old that year. 

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Oldest son Surville Béloni, born probably at Manchac in January 1805, married Marie Zéolide, called Zéolide, daughter of Frenchman Jean Charles Tullier of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1830; Marie's mother was a Daigre.  Their son Joseph Philogène, called Philogène, was born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in August 1831.  Their daughters married into the Friou and Tuillier families. 

Philogène married Marie Victorine, called Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadian Laurent Broussard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1854.  Their son Adamis Surville was born near Brusly in November 1854, Barthélémy Amos in January 1858, and Prudent in August 1860. 

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François Élie, born probably at Manchac in June 1810, may have died young. 

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Norbert, born probably at Manchac in c1811, married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Landry, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1833.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Joachim Théodore, called Théodore, was born in March 1837, Jean Louis Apollinaire in May 1839, and François Evariste in April 1845.  Norbert died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1849; he was only 38 years old. 

Théodore married fellow Acadian Adèle Bourg.  Their son Arcade Ambroise was born near Baton Rouge in November 1860, and Oscar in November 1861.

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Ursin Joseph, born probably at Manchac in April 1813, may have died young. 

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Youngest son Firmin, born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in March 1819, also may have died young. 

Paul-Isidore TRAHAN (1764-?; Guillaume, ?, Alexandre)

Paul-Isidore, eldest son of Pierre-Isidore Trahan and Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born at Morlaix, France, in March 1764, followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled near old Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  One wonders if Paul-Isidore created a family of his own. 

Alexis-Romain TRAHAN (1774-?; Guillaume, ?, Alexandre)

Alexis-Romain, third and youngest son of Pierre-Isidore Trahan and Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born at Châtellerault, France, in March 1774, followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled near old Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  One wonders if Alexis-Romain created a family of his own. 

Descendants of Jean-Marie TRAHAN (1765-1803; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, François)

Jean-Marie, son of Louis-Athanase Trahan and Marguerite LeBlanc of Pigiguit, born at Morlaix, France, in June 1765, came to Louisiana probably aboard one of the Seven Ships in 1785.  He went to the Baton Rouge area, where he married Adélaïde, daughter of Frenchman René LeTullier of Roville, Normandy, France, in February 1790; Adélaïde's mother was an Acadian Renaud.  Adélaïde, a native of Cherbourg, France, had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, with her widowed mother.  Their daughter married a LeBlanc cousin.  Jean-Marie died at Baton Rouge in November 1803; he was only 38 years old. 

Jean-Joseph, called Joseph, born at Baton Rouge in June 1793, married Adéle, daughter of French Creole Pierre David Renaud, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1818.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Cleber, Comeaux, Guidry, and Tullier families.  Did Joseph father any sons? 

Descendants of Jean-Paul TRAHAN (c1769-; Guillaume, ?)

Jean-Paul, called Paul, son of Jean Trahan and Marguerite Clément, born in France in c1769, came to Louisiana alone aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He may have gone to San Bernardo, an Isleño community south of New Orleans, before moving to the Baton Rouge area, where he married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadian Grégoire Lejeune, in March 1788.  They had many children.  Their daughters married into the Barnett, Daigre, Lejeune, and Thibodeaux families.  ...

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Oldest son Paul-Isidore, born at Baton Rouge in October 1790, may have died young. 

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Joseph-Constant, baptized at Baton Rouge, age unrecorded, in April 1794, also may have died young. 

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Julien-Valentin, called Valentin, born near Baton Rouge in December 1795, married Émilie, called Melie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Thibodeaux, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1816.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Valentin, fils was born in October 1819, and Lewis or Louis in February 1824.  Their daughters married into the Bourg and Leclerq families.

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Valentin, fils married Eléonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Bouvier Daigre of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1840.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Édouard was born in April 1846, Joseph Alcée in January 1850 but died at age 1 1/2 in May 1851, Lucien Athanase was born near Brusly in May 1852, and Jean Baptiste in July 1854.  Their daughter married into the Vallega family. 

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Louis married Marie Modeste, daughter of Augustin Seguin, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1845; Marie's mother was a Longuépée.  Louis remarried to Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Landry, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1850.

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Philippe, born at Baton Rouge in March 1801, may have died young. 

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Jean, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 4 months, in April 1802, also may have died young. 

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Trahan from upper Bayou Lafourche moved to St. James Parish in the 1830s and fathered many sons:

Descendants of Auguste Drosin TRAHAN (1811-; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph, Chrysostôme)

Auguste Drosin, third son of Joseph Trahan and Marie Henriette LeBlanc, born in Assumption Parish in July 1811, married Marie Stephanie, daughter of French Creole Hugue Serre, at the bride's widowed mother's home in St. James Parish in November 1835; the marriage was recorded at the St. James church; Marie's mother was a Bergeron.  They remained in St. James Parish.  Their daughter married into the Chiquet family. 

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Oldest son Rémy or Henry Camille, called Camille, was born in St. James Parish in October 1836.

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Séverin was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in February 1839.

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Augustin Thelesmar, called Thelesmar, born in St. James Parish in June 1844, died at age 22 months in March 1846. 

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Joseph Victor was born in St. James Parish in October 1846. 

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Jean Baptiste Oscar was born in St. James Parish in April 1848 or 1849.

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Youngest son Jean Félix was born in St. James Parish in June 1851.

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Other TRAHANs on the River

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Trahans on the river with known lines of the family there:

Ines, probably Agnès, Trahan, "widow of Josef LeBlanc of St. Charles Parish in Acadia," died at Manchac in July 1786.  The St.-Gabriel priest who recorded her burial did not give her age at the time of her death.  One wonders if she had come to Louisiana the year before on one of the Seven Ships from France. 

Marie Trahan died at Manchac in February 1794.  The St.-Gabriel priest who recorded her burial did not give her parents' names, mention a husband, or even give her age at the time of her death. 

Faustine Trahan of West Baton Rouge Parish married Henry V., son of fellow Acadian Joseph Casimir Babin of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1838.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Marie Trahan died in West Baton Rouge Parish in November 1839.  The Baton Rouge priest who recorded her burial did not give her parents' names, mention a husband, or even give her age at the time of her death.  One wonders if she was an Acadian immigrant or a native of Louisiana. 

Eugène Trahan "of West Baton Rouge Parish" died "at Port Hudson," probably a soldier in the garrison there, in November 1862.  He was 36 years old.  The Baton Rouge priest who recorded Eugène's burial did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife. 

Baptiste Trahan died near Baton Rouge in June 1867.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, did not give Baptiste's age at the time of his death. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Trahans who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche.  One ship, Le St.-Rémi, carried 32 members of the family, one of the largest single Acadian family groups to reach the colony:

Jean Trahan, age 35, crossed alone on Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  Most of the passengers from his ship went to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, but he chose to go to the upper Lafourche, where he may have married in his late 30s. 

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Joseph Trahan, age 59, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him was wife Marie Boudrot, age 57, and three children--Anselme-Marie, age 19, Marie-Madeleine, age 17, and Marguerite-Aimée, age 11.  Their older daughter moved to the Attakapas District and married into the Duhon family, and their younger daughter married into the Blanchard family on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their son remained on the bayou. 

Mathurin Trahan, age 24, Joseph's oldest son, crossed on La Bergère with French wife Pérrine-Marguerite Orry, age 19.  Mathurin remarried to a fellow Acadian at Lafourche in July 1786 and settled on the upper bayou, where his children were born. 

Marie Trahan, age 54, crossed on La Bergère with husband Gabriel Moreau, age 61, a Frenchman, and two children, ages 24 and 18. 

Marguerite Trahan of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 38, crossed on La Bergère with husband Simon Mazerolle of Grand-Pré, age 42, and four children, ages 18 to 8.  Marguerite died at Lafourche in November 1786; she was only 39 years old. 

Olivier Trahan, age 54, a widower, crossed on La Bergère with two children--Anne-Marie, age 22, and Grégoire-Olivier, age 18.  Olivier remarried to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Brasseur, at Lafourche in January 1788, but she gave him no more children.  Daughter Anne-Marie married into the Desormeaux family.  Son Grégoire-Olivier did not create a family of his own.  Olivier died in Assumption Parish in June 1819; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that Olivier was 96 years old when he died, but he was probably closer to 90. 

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Pierre Trahan of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 62, crossed aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With him was fourth wife Marie Clémenceau of Grand-Pré, age 32, and their year-old daughter Louise-Renée.  Pierre and Marie had another daughter in Louisiana, who married into the Pichoff family, but they had no sons.  daughter Louise-Renée probably died young. 

Augustin Trahan, age 50, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Bibienne LeBlanc, age 40, and their 12-year-old daughter Marie-Modeste.  Augustin became a widower on the upper bayou in the early 1790s and did not remarry, so he fathered no more sons.  Marie-Modeste married into the Maurice family when she was in her early 40s and died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1851, in her late 70s. 

Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan of Pigiguit, age 50, a widower, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with six children--Anne-Isabelle, age 21, Augustin, age 18, Marie-Félicité, age 14, Catherine, age 12, Jean-Marie, age 10, and Marie-Vincente, age 1.  Joachim-Hyacinthe did not remarry.  His two sons and one of his daughters, who married a Broussard, moved to the western prairies.  Two of his other daughters married into the Boudreaux and Breaux families and remained on the upper bayou.  Youngest daughter Marie-Vicente probably died young. 

Marguerite Trahan, age 50, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Michel Levron, age 55, and two children, ages 22 and 17. 

Another Marguerite Trahan, age 49, widow of Joseph Trahan, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with her 12-year-old daughter Augustine-Pélagie.  Marguerite did not remarry. 

Françoise Trahan of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 47, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Pierre LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 51, and four children, ages 22 to infant. 

Madeleine Trahan, age 45, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Étienne Darois, age 47, and four daughters, ages 24 to 8.  Madeleine died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1830; she was 90 years old. 

Paul Trahan of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 42, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Marie-Josèphe Trahan of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 44, and two sons--Paul-Alexis, age 16, and Pierre-François, age 5. 

Eustache Trahan of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 40, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Marie LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 58. 

Marin Trahan, age 40, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second wife Marguerite Juon, age 20, a Frenchwoman, and six children from his first marriage--Madeleine, age 23, Jean-Baptiste, age 21, Marie-Marguerite, age 16, Françoise-Barbe, age 11, Jean-Joseph-Marie, age 8, and Francois-Marie, age 7.  Marin's second wife gave him no more children, at least none who survived infancy.   His daughters by his first wife married into the Durocher and Lejeune families and, with their brothers, remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Françoise-Barbe, wife, of Alexis Lejeune, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1833; she was 59 years old; her succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in August. 

Rosalie Trahan, age 40, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Charles LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 52, and six children, ages 21 to infant. 

Anne-Pélagie, called Pélagie, Trahan, age 39, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Charles Gautrot, age 44, and six children, ages 19 to infant. 

Pierre Trahan, age 28, crossed alone on Le St.-Rémi

Anne Trahan, age 24, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Alexis Levron, age 24.  Their children were born on the upper bayou. 

Marie Trahan, age 20, crossed alone on Le St.-Rémi

Marie-Josèphe Trahan, age 19, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Charles Richard, age 31.  Their children were born on the upper bayou. 

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Chrysostôme Trahan, age 44, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With him was wife Anne-Françoise Granger, age 41, and seven children--Anne-Julie, called Julie, age 20, Marie-Madeleine, age 18, Marie-Marthe, age 11, Jean-Chrysostôme, age 10, Joseph, age 7, Marguerite, age 5, and infant Renée-Sophie.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Most of their daughters settled on the bayou.  Daughter Anne-Julie, however, married into the LeBlanc family and died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1808, in her early 30s.  Marie-Madeleine, wife of François Boudeloche, fils, died in Terrebonne Parish in April 1832, in her mid-60s; her succession record was filed at the Houma courthouse in July 1833.  Marie Marthe, wife of Joseph Daigle, died in Assumption Parish in November 1832; the Plattenville priest who recorded her burial said that she was 60 years old when she died, but she was 62.  Meanwhile, daughter Marguerite married Frenchman Joseph Maitrejean at Assumption in August 1802.  Renée-Sophie married fellow Acadian Hilaire Breaux, a widower, probably in Assumption Parish in the 1810s; she died in Assumption Parish in November 1856, age 72, among the last of the Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join our ancestors.  Chrysostôme died in Assumption Parish in November 1815; he was 75 years old.  His two sons remained on the bayou and created vigorous family lines. 

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The Trahans from France created a third center of family settlement, but, sadly, like their kinsmen who went to river communities, many of them failed to create lasting family lines: 

Marie Félicité Trahan, widow of Joseph Honoré Breaux, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January or June 1842.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial said that she died "at age 77 yrs.," but she was "only" 72.  Her succession inventory record, listing her Breaux children, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in early July. 

Marie-Josèphe Trahan, widow of Charles Richard, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1844.  She was 78 years old. 

Jean TRAHAN (c1750-; Guillaume, ?)

Jean Trahan, born in Acadia in c1750, ended up in France, where he became a sailor.  He sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and went to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he may have married Élisabeth, or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Richard, in May 1788.  Élisabeth had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  Jean died at Lafourche by January 1791, when his wife remarried there.  He and Élisabeth may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children. 

Pierre TRAHAN (c1757-1786; Guillaume, ?)

Pierre Trahan, born in Acadia or England in c1757, ended up in France, where he became a carpenter.  Spanish and French officials counted him at Morlaix in September 1784; he was still single.  He sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and went to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he died, still a bachelor, in May 1786.  He was only 29 years old. 

Descendants of Mathurin TRAHAN (1760-1793; Guillaume, ?)

Mathurin, eldest son of Joseph Trahan and Marie Boudrot, born at Bristol, England, in October 1760, was repatriated to France with his family in 1763.  He became a calico printer in the mother country and married Pérrine-Marguerite, daughter of Frenchman Charles Orry, at Nantes in November 1784.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and went to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Mathurin remarried to Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Blanchard, in July 1786.  Marie-Madeleine also had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère.  Their children were born on the upper bayou.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Landry, and Pelicon families.  Mathurin died at Assumption in November 1793; he was only 31 years old.  His family line, except for its blood, did not survive in the Bayou State. 

Firmin-Mathurin, born at Assumption in October 1793, died at Assumption in April 1807.  He was only 13 1/2 years old.  His line of the family died with him. 

Anselme-Marie TRAHAN (c1766-; Guillaume, ?)

Anselme-Marie, younger son of Joseph Trahan and Marie Boudrot, born at Mordreaux, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1766, crossed to Louisiana with his family aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  One wonders if he married and created a family of his own. 

Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN (c1764-1835; Guillaume, ?)

Jean-Baptiste, eldest son of Marin Trahan and his first wife Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born probably at Morlaix, France, in c1764, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Remi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Pinet dit Pinel, in January 1789.  Madeleine, a native of Cherbourg, France, had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  They were that rare Acadian couple who had no children of their own, or at least none who survived childhood.  Jean Baptiste died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1835; he was 70 years old; his succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in October. 

Descendants of Jean-Joseph-Marie TRAHAN (1766-1833; Guillaume, ?)

Jean-Joseph-Marie, called Jean-Marie, second son of Marin Trahan and his first wife Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born at Morlaix, France, in October 1766, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Anne-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Lejeune, at Assumption in January 1799.  Adélaïde, a native of Chantenay, France, had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Doiron, Thibodeaux, and Trahan families.  Jean-Marie remarried to Marianne, daughter of French Creole François LeBoeuf and widow of Narcisse Marcel, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1832; Jean-Marie was 56 years old at the time of the wedding.  She gave him another daughter but no more sons.  Jean Marie died probably in Terrebonne Parish in June 1833; he was 56 years old; his succession inventory record was filed at the Houma courthouse in July. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar, by his father's first wife, born at Assumption in June 1802, may have died young. 

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François Hubert or Hubert François, by his father's first wife, born at Assumption in April 1805, married Azélie, 16-year-old daughter of French Creole Joseph Morvant, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1828; Azélie's mother was a Bernard.  Their son Joseph Napoléon was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1829.  Hubert died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1830; he was only 25 years old. 

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Zéphirin, by his father's first wife, born in Assumption Parish in August 1813, likely married Carmelite Dubois, perhaps an Acadian.  Their son Sylvanie was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1841.  They were living on Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, later in the decade.  Their son William Wollis was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1857, and Rémi in Terrebonne Parish in January 1863.  Their daughters married into the Domingue, Gagnoux, Ledet, and Part families.  An "Appt. of Adm." in Zéphirin's name was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1866; he would have been 53 years old that year. 

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Youngest son Michel Surville, called Surville, from his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1824, married Marie Joséphine, daughter of German Immigrant George Charles Bedford, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in March 1844, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1852; Marie's mother was a Benoit.  Their son George Washington, called Washington, was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1848.

George Washington married Anglo American Julia Beal or Bell at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1870.  Their son George Victoria had been born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1869. 

Descendants of François-Marie TRAHAN (1779-; Guillaume, ?)

François-Marie, third and youngest son of Marin Trahan and his first wife Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born at Morlaix, France, in May 1779, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Josèphe or Rose Aimée or Amada, called Joséphine and Josette, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Joseph Nicolas Thibodeaux, at Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in June 1815.  Their daughters married into the Daigle, Doiron, Naquin, and Usé families. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, born in Assumption Parish in May 1817, may have been the Jean Baptiste Marin, called Marin, who married German Creole Marie Adèle, called Delphine, Waguespack.  If so, their son François Augustave, called Auguste, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1844, Jacques Marin in May 1846, Jean Lovinci, called Lovinci, on Bayou Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1848, Jean Baptiste near Montegut in March 1854, Onésime in April 1859, and Joseph in June 1860.  Their daughter married into  the Hébert family. 

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Auguste married Émelie, called Milly, daughter of French Creole James Lirette, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1867; Milly's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Pierre Vileor was born near Montegut in August 1868, and Wallace Léopold in October 1870. 

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Jacques married Mathilde, fellow Acadian Benjamin Thibodeaux, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1869.

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Lovinci married Anglo American Mary Hutchinson in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.

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Louis, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1823, died at age 2 1/2 in December 1825. 

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Augustin, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1829, also may have died young. 

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Sylvestre, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1831, died at age 1 1/2 in June 1833. 

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Youngest son François Aurelien, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1834, may have married Céleste Verdin and settled in Terrebonne Parish by the late 1850s.  Their son Joseph was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1862.

Grégoire-Olivier TRAHAN (1766-; Guillaume, Alexandre, Jean)

Grégoire-Olivier, son of Olivier Trahan and his first wife Élisabeth or Isabelle Lejeune, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in March 1766, became a shoemaker in France.  He sailed to Louisiana with his widowed father and an older, unmarried sister aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  One wonders if he married and created a family of his own.

Paul-Alexis TRAHAN (1768-; Guillaume, ?)

Paul-Alexis, elder son of Paul Trahan and Marie-Josèphe Trahan, born at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in November 1768, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, if he survived the crossing from France.

Pierre-François TRAHAN (1779-; Guillaume, ?)

Pierre-François, younger son Paul Trahan and Marie-Josèphe Trahan, born at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in November 1779, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, if he survived the crossing from France.

Descendants of Jean-Chrysostôme TRAHAN (1774-1847; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph)

Jean-Chrysostôme, elder son of Chrysostôme Trahan and Anne-Françoise Granger, born at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in August 1774, sailed to Louisiana with his family aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Guidry, at Assumption in October 1802.  Madeleine was a native of Louisiana.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Daigle, Gross, and Maîtrejean families.  Jean Chrysostôme, called Chrysostôme Thomas by the priest who recorded his burial, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in July 1847; he was 73 years old.   Either during or after the War Between the States, three grandsons moved from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley to lower Bayou Teche, but his other descendants remained in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, some settling as far down bayou as Terrebonne Parish. 

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Oldest son Lacroix Narcisse, called Narcisse, born at Assumption in May 1804, married Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Daigle, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1823.  Their son Joseph Nicéphore, called Nicéphore, was born in Assumption Parish in February 1828, Joseph Victorin, called Victorin, in September 1833, Joseph Ceolfride, called Ceolfride, in March 1836, Jules Joseph Lacroix was baptized at the Plattenville church, age unrecorded, in May 1837, Jean Joseph was born in May 1841, Joseph Ignace in February 1843, and Joseph Anatole in September 1847.  Their daughters married into the Alleman, Blanchard, Daigle, and Friou families.  Narcisse remarried to Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Benoit Gautreaux and widow of François Templet, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1852.  One of his sons moved to lower Bayou Teche either during or soon after the War Between the States.  The other remained in Assumption Parish. 

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Nicéphore, by his father's  first wife, married Marie, daughter of French Creole Romain Friou, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1849; Marie's mother was a Dugas.  Their son Anatole was born near Paincourtville in July 1851, and Félix Xavier in March 1853.  Nicéphore died near Paincourtville in October 1855; he was only 27 years old. 

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Victorin, by his father's first wife, married Maria or Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Hébert, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1855.  Their son Victor Xavier was born near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in February 1861, and Joseph Narcisse near Paincourtville in October 1865.  They were living near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, on  lower Bayou Teche, by 1867. 

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Ceolfride, by his father's first wife, married Rosema, daughter of fellow Acadian François Crochet and widow of Pierre Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1867.

2

Valéry Trasimond, called Trasimond, born at Ascension in December 1805, married Geneviève Virginie, called Virginie, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Carmouche, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1826; Virginie's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Valéry Frumence was born in Assumption Parish in October 1826 but died at age 6 1/2 in September 1833, Alexandre Ulgère was born in June 1829, Joseph Numa in April 1843 but died at age 10 1/2 in December 1853, and a son, name unrecorded, died a day after his birth in September 1848.  They also had a son named Edmond.  Their daughters married into the Ayo, Babin, and Truxillo families.  Trasimond died in Lafourche Parish in October 1860; he was only 54 years old; a petition for succession inventory was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse in December. 

Alexandre Ulgère may have married Rosalie Merite and settled near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, by the late 1850s.  According to his father's succession inventory record, Alexandre died in December 1860; he would have been only 31 years old.       

3

Simon Anaclet, called Simonette and Simonin, born in Assumption Parish in January 1808, married cousin Émilie, called Melite and also Marie, daughter of Jean Marie Trahan, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1835.  Their son Jean Noveret, called John and also Jean Baptiste, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1836, Simon Martial in February 1839, Ozémé Neutropes in April 1840, Eleuter or Eleuthere Trasimond in September 1842, Gratien Washington in December 1845, and Apollinaire Élisée, called Élisée and also Ellis, at Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1849.  Two of their sons moved to lower Bayou Teche either during or soon after the War Between the States, but their other sons remained in Terrebonne Parish. 

3a

John married Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Giroir of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1859.  They were living near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, in 1867.

3b

Simon Martial, called Siméon, may have married French Creole Rosalie Friou.  If so, they were living near Brashear City, now Morgan City, in the early 1860s, but they may not have remained there.  Son Numa Joseph was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in August 1864, and Alcide near Lydia, Iberville Parish, in November 1869. 

3c

Ozémé married Eunice or Émée, daughter of Anglo American John H. Fields and widow of Frank Grinage, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1867.  Their son Rendolph Simon was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1868, and Frank in March 1870. 

3d

Eleuthere married Evelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Drosin Breaux, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1868. 

3e

Élisée married Sidolie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eusèbe Bergeron, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1870.

4

Lucien Auguste, born in Assumption Parish in January 1818, may have died young. 

5

François Siliaque, born in Ascension Parish in March 1820, may have married Céleste Verdin and settled in Terrebonne Parish by the late 1850s. 

6

Youngest son Hippolyte, born in Assumption Parish in January 1822, may have died young. 

Descendants of Joseph TRAHAN (c1778-1815; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph)

Joseph, younger son of Chrysostôme Trahan and Anne-Françoise Granger, born probably at Nantes, France, in c1778, sailed to Louisiana with his family aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Joseph married Marie Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain LeBlanc, at Ascension in June 1804.  Henriette was a native of Louisiana.  Their daughter married into the Étienne family and settled on lower Bayou Teche.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in July 1815; he was only 36 years old.  One of this sons moved to St. James Parish on the river, but the other two remained on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

1

Oldest son Joseph Narcisse or Narcisse Joseph, born in Assumption Parish in September 1808, married Marie Eléonore, called Eléonore, daughter fellow Acadian Alexandre Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1829.  Their daughter married into the Laffitte family.  Narcisse died near Plattenville in February 1844; the priest who recorded his burial said that Narcisse died at "age 40 years," but he would have been only 35.  Did he father any sons? 

2

Auguste Drosin, born in Assumption Parish in July 1811, married Marie Stephanie, daughter of French Creole Hugue Serre, at the bride's widowed mother's home in St. James Parish in November 1835; the marriage was recorded at the St. James church; Marie's mother was a Bergeron.  They remained in St. James Parish.

3

Trasimond, called Trasimond dit Berez, born in Assumption Parish in February 1812, married Clementine or Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Savoy, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1839.  Their son Joseph died near Plattenville 4 days after his birth in October 1845, Joseph Arcade Théogène, called Théogène, was born near Paincourtville in January 1847, and Joseph Oscar in August 1853.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family. 

Théogène died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in October 1867.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

4

Youngest son Antoine Adolphe, born in Assumption Parish in December 1813, may have died young. 

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During the late colonial and antebellum periods, Trahans from the river and the western prairies moved to the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley and established new family lines there:

Marguerite Trahan, who had come to Louisiana from France in 1785 and settled at Bayou des Écores, died in Assumption Parish in November 1815.  The Plattenville priest who recorded her burial said that she was 74 years old when she died.  She probably never married. 

Anne Trahan, perhaps widow of Jean-Baptiste Benoit and Louis Latier and wife or widow of François Campo, fils, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1821.  Strangely, the Thibodauxville priest who recorded her burial said that she died at "age 24 or 94 yrs."  If this was the Anne Trahan married to Jean-Baptiste Benoit et al., she would have been closer to 90 years old that year.  And if she was that Anne Trahan, she had come to Louisiana aboard the ill-fated vessel Britannia from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1769 and settled at Ascension on the river before moving to Bayou Lafourche.

Descendants of Étienne-Simon TRAHAN (1782-; Guillaume, Alexandre, Étienne, Honoré)

Étienne-Simon, third son of Pierre Trahan and his first wife Anne Brasseaux, born at Opelousas in January 1782, married cousin Anne-Marguerite, called Manette, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Daigle of Assumption, at Ascension on the river in June 1806; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche before moving to Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Gerbeau, and LeBoeuf families.  Only two of their five sons created families of their own and settled on Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish.  One of his grandsons moved to the western prairies soon after the War Between the States, but his other grandsons remained in Terrebonne Parish, at least during the 1860s. 

1

Oldest son Auguste or Augustin, called Justin, born probably in Assumption Parish in c1810, married Élise, also called Émelie and Elise, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac Doiron, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1832.  Their son Auguste Victorin was born in Assumption Parish in July 1835, Pierre Valsin in April 1839, Joseph Jean Baptiste in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1842[sic], Clairville Amédée in August 1842[sic], and Trasimond Étienne on Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1849.  They also had a son named Paul.  Their daughters married into the Clement (French Creole, not Acadian), Hébert, and Lancon families.  Augustin died probably on Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1856; he was only 46 years old; a petition for succession inventory was filed in his name at the Houma courthouse in August 1859. 

1a

Auguste Victorin married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Olivier Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1859; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Augustin Jean Baptiste was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1860, Joseph Gustave in November 1863, Paul Pierre in Lafourche Parish in January 1867, and Joseph Pierre in Terrebonne Parish in March 1869. 

1b

Paul married Emma, daughter of French Creole Zéphirin Olivier, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1870; Emma's mother was a Bergeron.

1c

Clairville married Armelise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Robichaux, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1870. 

2

Charles Dufrosai, born in Assumption Parish in September 1817, married Théotiste Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Jean Baptiste Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1839 while residing in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Émile Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1841, Élie Cléodomy in April 1842, Onésiphore in December 1843, Osermie Jean Baptiste probably on Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1854, David Charles in June 1857, and Adam Émile in April 1865.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux (French Canadian, not Acadian) and Malbrough families.  One of his sons moved to the western prairies during or soon after the War Between the States. 

2a

Émile married Helena, daughter of French Creole François LeBoeuf of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1863; Helena's mother was a Blanchard.  Their son Onésippe Justilien was born in Terrebonne Parish in May 1866, Trasimond Treville in March 1868, and Joseph Oleus in December 1869. 

2b

Onésiphore married Victoria, daughter of Anglo Creole Victorin Credeur, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, on the western prairies, in February 1867.  They remained in Lafayette Parish. 

3

A son, name unrecorded, died in Assumption Parish a day after his birth in June 1823. 

4

Jean Pierre Valéry, born in Assumption Parish in November 1824, died at age 1 1/2 in August 1826. 

5

Their youngest son, name unrecorded, died in Assumption Parish at age 8 days in April 1829. 

Descendants of Joseph Firmin or Raymond TRAHAN (1806-; Guillaume, Guillaume, fils, Joseph, Pierre-Simon)

Joseph Firmin or Raymond, younger son of Paul Raymond Trahan and Élisabeth or Isabelle Daigre, born near Baton Rouge in August 1806, married Eléonore, called Léonore, daughter of German Creole Pierre Hoffenagel, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1830.  They lived for a while near Baton Rouge before returning to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Breaux, and Simoneaux families.  Their sons settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret. 

1

Older son Déosilin or Dorsilis, born near Baton Rouge in January 1832, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Mazerolle, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in October 1861. 

2

Younger son Pierre Prudent, called Prudent, born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in April 1839, married Joséphine, also called Laisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Henry Breaux, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in September 1860.  Their son Joseph Henri was born near Pierre Part in July 1861, Joseph Rodolphe, called Rodolphe, in December 1863 but died the following April, and Désiré Nicolas was born in December 1865. 

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Other TRAHANs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Trahans in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley with known lines of the family there: 

Eugène Trahan married German Creole Émilite Exnicios and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the early 1820s. 

Joseph Trahan married Mélasie Arceneaux.  Their son Joseph Jule was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1853.   

Amédée Trahan married Marguerite Sevin and settled in Lafourche Parish by the early 1850s. 

Zéomé Trahan married Napoléon, son of fellow Acadian Jean or Joseph Napoléon LeBlanc, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1859.  Both the parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Sylvanie Trahan married Augustin A. Roger, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in March 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Mary Rose Trahan married Albert Randal in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Caroline, daughter of Pierre Trahan, married Silas Vige, fils at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's mothers' names. 

Engelina, perhaps Angelina, Trahan married fellow Acadian Célestin Landry in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Désiré Trahan married Celarice Vincent, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son Joseph Désiré was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in March 1870. 

Euranie Trahan married Amédée Pichoff in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

At least one Trahan family in South Louisiana may not have been Acadian.  They settled near Baton Rouge during the late colonial period: 

Simon Trahan married Catherine Michel, who also may not have been Acadian.  Their son Simon, fils married Marie-Eve, called Eve, daughter of Nicolas Ory of Germany.  The Orys had come to Louisiana from Maryland aboard the ill-fated British ship Britannia with seven other German Catholic families and seven Acadian families, including Trahans, in 1769.  Eve was only 4 years old when her family reached the colony.  Simon, fils and Eve's son Emericus Adams was born near Baton Rouge in January 1801.  ...

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During the late antebellum period, a Frenchman with a similar-sounding surname emigrated to the Bayou State.  Native Louisianians would have called him a Foreign Frenchman:

M. Trahon, A 24-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Medemseh out of Bordeaux, France, in December 1851.

CONCLUSION

Trahans were among the first families of Acadia and some of the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Three closely-related families led by two brothers and a son reached the colony in February 1765 with the party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, led by Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil.  They followed their Broussard kin to Bayou Teche, but only one of the lines, that of Michel Trahan, survived the test of time; most of Michel's descendants settled along the Vermilion.  More Trahans came from Maryland in the late 1760s and settled at St.-Gabriel and San Luìs de Natchez on the river.  After the Spanish allowed the Acadians to abandon the faraway settlement at Natchez, the Trahans there moved to Ascension on the Acadian Coast, but none of them created new lines there.  Meanwhile, in 1769, a Trahan family from Maryland reached the colony aboard the ill-fated Britannia.  After their harrowing adventures in Texas and their long overland trek to Natchitoches on the Red River, Honoré Trahan, his wife, and teenaged son Pierre settled on the Opelousas prairies.  Pierre married twice to fellow Acadians and created another vigorous line on the western prairies.  In the 1770s and 1780s, Trahans from the river crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled among their cousins in the Attakapas District. 

Even if the Spanish government had not offered the Acadian exiles in France the chance for a new life in faraway Louisiana, the Trahans would have been a fairly large family in Louisiana.  The Seven Ships' expedition of 1785 dramatically increased the family's presence in the colony.  Only the Héberts outnumbered the Trahans on the ships from France.  Dozens of Trahans--nearly 20 more families--sailed to Louisiana aboard six of the Seven Ships.  Most of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  A large number, especially from Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, went to the Baton Rouge area, creating another center of family settlement in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  During the late colonial and early antebellum periods, Trahans on the Lafourche moved down bayou as far as the Terrebonne country.  Meanwhile, three families from France chose to join their cousins on the western prairies. 

By the late antebellum period, Trahans could be found in three centers of family settlement across South Louisiana.  By far the largest, and earliest, family center was on the western prairies, from Opelousas down to the lower Vermilion valley in present-day St. Landry, St. Martin, Lafayette, St. Mary, Vermilion, Iberia, and Acadia parishes.  They were especially numerous near Youngsville in Lafayette Parish, Abbeville in Vermilion Parish, and Church Point in present-day Acadia Parish.  Trahans also could be found on the southeastern bayous from upper Bayou Lafourche, especially in present-day Lafourche Parish, down into the Terrebonne coastal marshes.  The smallest family center was on the river, in West Baton Rouge and St. James parishes.  During or soon after the War of 1861-65, several Trahans from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, including two brothers, moved to lower Bayou Teche, and another to Lafayette Parish on the southwestern prairies.

Few non-Acadian members of the family settled in South Louisiana, so the great majority of Trahans in the Bayou State are descendants of Guillaume the edge-tool maker of Montreuil-Bellay and Port-Royal.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Drahan, Rahan, Strahan, Thrahan, Traan, Traans, Traham, Trahand, Trahans, Trahant, Trahen, Trahent, Trahon, Trajan, Traon, Traughan, Trauhan, Trean, Trohan, Truan, Truhan.

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 816-17, 1308-13, 1441-54, 1581, 2389-95, 2602-11; Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 105; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 3:290; Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 142; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 420-28, 575-79; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Kinnaird, "The Revolutionary Period, 1765-81," 140-42; Massignon, "Trahans of Acadia"; NOAR, vols. 2, 4, 6; McMichael, Atlantic Loyalites, 49; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 35; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 13; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, "Family" No. 12; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 19, 129; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 96-98; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 161-70; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 760-70;  West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 140-42, 192-93; White, DGFA-1, 1535-48; White, DGFA-1 English, 323-27.

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are in parentheses; 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

Attakapas (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. 

Names Arrived Settled Profile
Alexis-Romain TRAHAN 01 Aug 1785 BR, Atk? baptized 1 Mar 1774, St.-Jean-L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, France; son of Pierre-Isidore TRAHAN & Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; brother of Marie-Jeanne, Paul-Isidore, Rosalie, & Simon-Augustin; in Poitou, France, 1774-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; sailed to LA on La Beaumont, no age given; traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Attakapas District with his widowed mother? 
Anne TRAHAN 02 Feb 1765 Atk born c1739; married, age 21, Charles, son of Joseph dit L'Officier GUILBEAU & Madeleine MICHEL of Port-Royal, c1760, probably Restigouche; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 26, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Atakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Carlos GUILBEAU; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 32, with husband & 1 daughter; died before Nov 1775, when her husband remarried at Attakapas
Anne TRAHAN 03 Oct 1769 Natc, StG?, Asc, Lf? born c1731, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; daughter of Étienne TRAHAN & Marie-Françoise ROY; sister of Honoré; married, age 20 (1)Jean-Baptiste, son of Pierre BENOIT & Anne-Marie GAUDET of Pigiguit, 24 May 1751, Pigiguit; at Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 21; moved to Lunenburg/Mirliguèche, NS, Oct 1754?; imprisoned on Georges Island, Halifax, Sep 1755?; exiled to NC, Dec 1755, aboard sloop Providence, age 24?; moved to MD, c1760?; returned to Minas Basin, early 1750s?; exiled to MD 1755?; married (2)Louis LATIER, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne LATIER, with husband Louis LATIER, 1 LATIER son & 3 BENOIST daughters called "orphans"; departed Port Tobacco 5 Jan 1769, aboard English schooner Britannia with husband & 6 children; lost in the Gulf of Mexico & held by Spanish at La Bahia, TX; arrived Natchitoches Post, LA, 24 Oct 1769, overland from TX, age 38; settled below Bayou Plaquemine, St.-Gabriel District, with other Acadian exiles from the Britannia, Apr 1770?; married, age 41 (3)François, fils, son of François CAMPO & Catherine VIGÉ of St.-Gabriel, 9 Sep 1772, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 21 Oct 1821, age 94[sic]?
Anne TRAHAN 05 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1761, either England or France; sometimes called Nanette; daughter of Charles TRAHAN & Françoise THÉRIOT; half-sister of Charles, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marguerite, & Marie RICHARD?; married, age 24, Alexis, son of Michel LEVRON & Marguerite TRAHAN, 7 Feb 1785, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 24; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Nanette, age 27, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anne, age 29, with husband, 2 sons, & Élisabeth RICHAR widow TRAHAN; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana, age 35, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne TRAHAM, age 36, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne, no surname given, age 37, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters
Anne TRAHAN 07 Sep 1785 Atk born c1773, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON; sister of Catherine-Marguerite, Élisabeth-Apolline, Geneviève, Joseph-Marie, & Marie-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12; married, age 20, Jean-Anselme, called Anselme, son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX of Petitcoudiac, & widower of Marguerite MELANÇON, 5 Feb 1793, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "of a long illness," Lafayette Parish, buried 19 Mar 1824, age 48[sic], a widow; succession record dated 6 May 1824, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN 08 Nov 1785 SB born c1741, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of François TRAHAN & Angélique MELANÇON; exiled to VA 1755, age 14; deported to England 1756, age 15; married, age 17, Honoré of Rivière-aux-Canards, son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Marguerite VINCENT, 14 Oct 1758, Liverpool, England; repatriated from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 22; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, Nov 1765, age 26[sic]; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband & 4 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 48[sic]
*Anne-Isabelle TRAHAN 06 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 19 Sep 1764, St.-Mathieu, Morlaix, France; daughter of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON; sister of Augustin, Catherine, Jean-Marie, Marie- Félicité, & Marie-Vincente; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21; married, age 21, Joseph-Marie, son of Jean-Baptiste BOUDREAUX & Anastasie CÉLESTIN dit BELLEMÈRE, Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville?; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel TRAHAN, age 30, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters?; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle, no surname given, age 31[sic], with 1 son & 2 daughters?
Anne-Julie TRAHAN 09 Nov 1785 Asp, NO?, StG born & baptized 13 Jul 1765, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; called Julie; daughter of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; sister of Jean-Chrysostôme, Joseph, Marguerite, Marie-Madeleine, Marie-Marthe, & Renée-Sophie; at Kerlan, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 1; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 20; married, age 22, Joseph dit Agros, son of Jean-Charles LEBLANC & Judith-Marguerite LANDRY of Grand-Pré, 27 Oct 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; settled Manchac; may have lived in New Orleans in early 1790s; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anne-Julie, age 23[sic], with her parents & siblings but no husband & children; returned to Manchac; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 6 Jan 1808, age 34[sic]?
Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN 10 Feb 1768 StJ born c1732; called Madeleine; married Honoré, son of Alexandre BREAUX & Marie DUGAS of Pigiguit; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BRAUX, with husband, 3 daughters, & orphan Blaise LE JEUNE; arrived LA 1768, age 36; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 36, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & orphan Joseph GRIBUAR, but went into hiding with her family; settled Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 5 others
Anne-Marie TRAHAN 04 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 21 Feb 1763, St.-Servan, France; also called Annette; daughter of Olivier TRAHAN & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEJEUNE; sister of Grégoire-Olivier; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 22; married, age 22, Louis, son of Pierre DESORMEAUX & _____ of St.-Jacques, 14 Dec 1785, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne TRAHAM, age 24, with husband age 32, son Olivier [DESORMEAUX] age 1, 3 arpents, 40 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 4 horses, 10 swine
Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN 109 Sep 1785 Asp born c1745, Acadia; called Pélagie; daughter of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON; married, age 18, Charles, fils, son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, 23 Aug 1763, St.-Joseph, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, with husband & no children; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 39; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Pélagie TRAHAM, age 43, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 45, with husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, & "minor premise" Madelaine LEBLANC; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pélagia, age 50, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 51, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Lafourche census, 1798, age 52, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter
Anselme-Marie TRAHAN 11 Aug 1785 Asp born 25 Jan 1766, La Chapelle de Mordreux, France, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Marie BOUDREAUX; brother of Marguerite-Aimée, Marie-Madeleine, & Mathurin; at Pleudihen 1766-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; laborer; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Enselme, age 25[sic], with sister Marie age 12, & 6 arpents
Antoine-Joseph TRAHAN 12 Aug 1785 Atk born c1766, Île d'Aix, La Rochelle, France; called Joseph; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Marie-Sophie PRINCE; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Rochefort, France, with his widowed mother, 17 Sep 1772, age 6; in Poitou, France, 1775; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & maternal aunt; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 19, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 32, Marie-Françoise-Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Simon MIRE & Madeleine CORMIER of St.-Jacques & Côte Gelée, 4 Sep 1798, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled on upper Bayou Vermilion; died Lafayette Parish 22 Feb 1834, age 67[sic]
Antoinette TRAHAN 13 Aug 1785 BR baptized 17 Nov 1782, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Marguerite LAVERGNE; sister of Francois-Antoine & Joseph-Rémi; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 2
Augustin TRAHAN 14 Sep 1785 Asp born c1735; son of Claude TRAHAN & Marie-Louise TILLARD; brother of Madeleine, Marguerite, & Rosalie; carpenter; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Auguste, age 17; deported from Île St.-Jean to France, 1758, age 23; married, age 29, Bibianne, daughter of Pierre LEBLANC & Marguerite GAUTREAUX, 3 Jul 1764, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 50, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 53, with wife Bibienne age 40, daughter Marie-Modeste age 14, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 1 horse, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Agustin, 62, with no wife, daughter Maria Modesta age 25, & [engagé?] Nicolas[-Gabriel] ALBERT age 22; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Augustin TRAHAM, age 63, with no wife, & daughter Marie age 3[sic], 0 slaves
Augustin TRAHAN 15 Sep 1785 Asp, Atk born c1767, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON; brother of Anne, Catherine, Jean-Marie, Marie-Félicité, & Marie-Vincente; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Augustin TRAHAM, age 23[sic], with sister Félicité age 17, 6 arpents; moved to Attakapas District; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Agustin TRUAN; married, age 26, Angèle, daughter of Jacques FOSTIN, fils & Françoise TRAHAN, 30 Jul 1793, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died [buried] Attakapas 6 Dec 1800, age 35[sic]
Augustine-Pélagie TRAHAN 16 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 28 Aug 1772, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Marguerite TRAHAN; sister of Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & sister; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Augustine, age 14, with widowed mother
Brigitte TRAHAN 17 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ, Asc, SB born c1757, probably MD; daughter of Charles TRAHAN & his first wife Brigitte LANDRY; half-sister of Charles, fils, Firmin, & Marie-Madeleine; in report of Acadians at Princess Anne, MD, Jul 1763, age 5, with father, stepmother, & a [half?-]sister; arrived LA 1768, age 11; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Versi, age 8[sic], with father, stepmother, & half-siblings; moved to Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Brigitte TRAHOU, orphan, age 12, with family of Vincent LANDRY [perhaps her maternal uncle]; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Birgitte TRAHAN, age 13, with family of Vincent LANDRY; married, age 19, (1)Étienne, son of Abraham dit Petit Abram LANDRY & his first wife Élisabeth LEBLANC, 12 May 1776, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Bergeritte, age 20, with husband & half-brother Firmin; married, age 30, (2)Philippe BOUDIER of Paris, France, 9 Jul 1787, Ascension; married (3)Jean, fils, son of Jean GOUSMAN & Marie GRANIELLE of St.-Nicolas, Andalusia, Spain, & widower of Marie BARRILLEAUX & Rose BONNEVIE, early 1790s, San Bernardo or New Orleans
Catherine TRAHAN 18 Sep 1785 Asp?, Atk born & baptized 24 Apr 1773, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; daughter of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON; sister of Anne, Augustin, Jean-Marie, Marie-Félicité, & Marie-Vincente; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12; not in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, with siblings Augustin & Félicité; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 20, (1)Claude, son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX of Petitcoudiac, & widower of Louise HÉBERT, 24 Apr 1793, Attakapas; married, age 59, (2)François Xavier, son of Michel MEAUX & Élisabeth BROUSSARD, & widower of Constance BROUSSARD, 1 Feb 1833, Lafayette Parish
Catherine-Marguerite TRAHAN 69 Sep 1785 Atk born c1769, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Marguerite; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON; sister of Anne, Élisabeth-Apolline; Geneviève, Joseph-Marie, & Marie-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 16; married, age 21, Joseph, son of Joseph-Pepin HÉBERT & Madeleine TRAHAN, 20 Oct 1790, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died [buried] Attakapas 20 Aug 1804, age 37[sic]
Charles TRAHAN, père 19 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ? born c1731, probably Pigiguit; son of Pierre TRAHAN & Madeleine COMEAUX; married (1)Brigitte, daughter of perhaps Pierre LANDRY & Anne-Marie DOUCET, early 1750s, perhaps Pigiguit; exiled to MD 1755, age 24; married (2)Marguerite THIBODEAUX, late 1750s or early 1760s, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Princess Anne, MD, Jul 1763, called Charle, with wife Margueritte TRAHAN[sic] & daughters Margueritte & Brigitte; arrived LA 1768, age 37; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos TRAHAN & TRAJAN, age 37, with wife Margarita age 26, sons Fermin age 4, Carlos [dit Charlitte] age 2, daughter Versi [Brigitte] age 8, & 5 arpents; died by Sep 1769, when daughter Brigitte was counted as a 12-year-old orphan at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques?
Charles dit Charlitte TRAHAN 20 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ, Atk born c1766, MD; called Charlitte; son of Charles TRAHAN & his second wife Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Firmin, & Marie-Madeleine, half-brother of Brigitte; arrived LA 1768, age 2; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos, age 2, with parents & siblings; moved to Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Charles TRAHANT, orphan, age 11, with family of Alexis BREAU & Magdelaine TRAHANT [his paternal aunt]; moved to Attakapas District probably 1780s; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Carlos TRUHAN; married, age 23, Marie, daughter of François ANDRO or LANDRAUD & Geneviève HÉBERT, 28 Aug 1789, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled on lower Vermilion River & upper Bayou Teche; died St. Martin Parish 3 Feb 1838, age 84[sic]
Chrysostôme TRAHAN 21 Nov 1785 Asp born c1741, Pigiguit; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Marie BLANCHARD; exiled to VA 1755, age 14; deported to England 1756, age 15; plowman; married, age 21, Anne-Françoise, daughter of Jean GRANGER & Madeleine LANDRY of Rivière-aux-Canards, 10 Jan 1763, Falmouth, England; repatriated to Morlaix, France 1763, age 22; at Kerlan, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 26[sic]; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Christostôme, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 5 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 43, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Crisostôme TRAHAM, age 48, with wife Anne age 44, sons Jean-Crisostôme age 12, Joseph age 10, daughters Marie-Magdeleinne age 19, Marie-Marthe age 16, Margueritte age 8, Reiné-Sophie age 4, 6 arpents, 16 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Chrisosthôme, age 50, with wife Anne-Françoise age 45, sons Jean-Chrisosthôme age 15, Joseph age 13, daughters Anne-Julie age 23, Marie-Madelaine age 21, Marie-Marthe age 18, Margrithe age 9, Renné-Sophie age 6, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 4 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Chrisostômo, age 54, wife Ana age 50, sons Juan age 19, Josef age 16, daughters Maria Marta age 22, Margarita age 14, & Renato age 11; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Chrisostôme TRAHAM, age 55, with wife Anne age 51, sons Jean age 20, Joseph age 17, daughters Marie-Marthe age 23, Margueritte age 15, & René[e] age 12, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Chrisostôme TRAHANS, age 57, with wife Anne age 52, sons Jean age 23, Joseph age 19, daughters Marie age 24, Margueritte age 16, & Reiné age 13, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption 2 Nov 1815, age 75, a widower
Claire TRAHAN 22 Feb 1768 Natz born c1707, probably Port-Royal; daughter of Alexandre TRAHAN & Marie PELLERIN; married, age 22, Charles, son of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite BABIN, 22 Nov 1729, Grand-Pré; settled L'Assomption, Pigiguit; exiled to MD 1755, age 48; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Claire BRAUX, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 61; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Clara BRO, widow, age 62, with son Pedro [BRO] age 27, daughters Isabel [BRO] age 3[sic, actually 25], Ana [BRO] age 1[sic, actually 23], Magdalena [BRO] age 21, & 5 arpents; received 5 arpents of land at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, May 1768; died [buried] Fort San Luìs de Natchez 7 Jun 1768, age 62, a widow
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Apolline TRAHAN 108 Sep 1785 Atk born 2 Jan 1767, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, baptized next day, Bangor; called Pauline; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON of Pigiguit; sister of Anne, Catherine- Marguerite, Geneviève, Joseph-Marie, & Marie-Francoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; married, age 25, Joseph of St.-Servan, France, son of Charles BOUDREAUX & Madeleine BOURGEOIS, 19 Nov 1792, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died Lafayette Parish 25 Jun 1835, age 68; succession record dated 8 Jul 1835, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Eustache TRAHAN 23 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1745; son of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON; brother of Marie-Josèphe; carpenter; married, age 21, Marie, daughter of René LEBLANC, notary, & his second wife Marguerite THÉBEAU of Grand-Pré, & widow of Cyprien LEPRINCE, 10 Feb 1766, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 40, head of family
Firmin TRAHAN 26 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ, Asc born c1764, probably MD; son of Charles TRAHAN & his second wife Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Charles, fils & Marie-Madeleine, half-brother of Brigitte; arrived LA 1768, age 4; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Fermin, age 4, with parents & siblings; moved to Cabanocé; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 12, with sister & brother-in-law Éstienne LANDRY
*François-Antoine TRAHAN 126 Aug 1785 BR, Atk sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, in utero; born 2 Dec 1785, baptized 29 Dec 1785, Manchac or Baton Rouge; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Marguerite LAVERGNE; brother of Antoinette & Joseph-Rémi; married, age 22, (1)Marguerite of St. James Parish, daughter of François THERIOT & Anne MOUTON, 3 Apr 1808, probably Baton Rouge; married, age 26, (2)Anne-Renée, called Renée, daughter of Pierre LABAUVE & Renée BENOIT, 2 Mar 1811, Baton Rouge; moved to St. Martin Parish & settled at Grand Bois on Bayou Teche
François-Marie TRAHAN 27 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 29 Aug 1773, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne GRANGER; brother of Joseph, Marie-Anne, Marie-Julie, & Marie-Marguerite; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 12, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & 4 others; married, age 33, Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Joseph LEBLANC & Marie-Madeleine LANDRY, 6 Mar 1804, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] Baton Rouge 9 Mar 1823, age 50?
François-Marie TRAHAN 44 Sep 1785 Asp born 7 May 1779, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Marin TRAHAN & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; brother of Françoise-Barbe, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Joseph-Marie, Madeleine, & Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean[sic]-François, age 8, with siblings; married, age 36, Josèphe Amada, called Joséphine, daughter of Jacques Joseph Nicolas THIBODEAUX & Flore Adélaïde VINCENT, 12 Jun 1815, Assumption, now Plattenville
Françoise TRAHAN 28 Feb 1765 Atk born c1753, probably Grand-Pré; daughter of Michel TRAHAN & Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT; sister of Jean-Athanase, Marie-Françoise, & Paul; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 12, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably the girl in the household of Miguel [T]RAHAN; in Attakapas census, 1769, age 17, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 17, with parents & siblings; married, age 19, (1)Jacques, fils, of Illinois, son of Jacques FOSTIN & Marie-Françoise VIEN, 15 Jul 1772, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband, 2 children, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 6 horses & mules, 10 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 25, with husband who was head of family number 60, 2 daughters, 0 slaves, 28 cattle, 8 horses, 25 hogs, 0 sheep, with notation: a ecrois: 412 cattle, 42 horses; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband, 7 unnamed individuals, 64 animals, & 26 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband Jh FAUSTIN & 6 others; married, age 45, (2)Simon-Pierre, fils, son of Simon-Pierre DAIGLE & his first wife Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT, 13 Feb 1798, Attakapas; died Lafayette Parish 7:30 [a.m.? p.m.?] 30 Dec 1826, age 81[sic], a widow, buried next day "in the church cemetery"; succession record dated 1 Feb 1828, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Françoise TRAHAN 29 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1737, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth THÉRIOT; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Marie, & Paul; exiled to VA 1755, age 18; deported to England 1756, age 19; married, age 21, Pierre of Grand-Pré, son of Jean LEBLANC dit Derico & Françoise BLANCHARD, Jan 1758, Liverpool, England; repatriated to France 1763, age 26; at Châtellerault, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 47
Françoise TRAHAN 30 Dec 1785 BdE, Atk born c1747; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGLE; sister of Madeleine; married (1)Pascal or Pierre HÉBERT; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 38, a widow, traveled with family of Charles AUCOIN, husband of her sister Madeleine; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 48, (2)Charles, son of Claude DUGAS & Anne HÉBERT, & widower of Marguerite GRANGER & Marguerite DAIGLE, 4 Jul 1797, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died Attakapas 25 Nov 1799, age 52
Françoise-Barbe TRAHAN 31 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 29 Jan 1774, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; called Barbe; daughter of Marin TRAHAN & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; sister of François-Marie, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Joseph-Marie, Madeleine, & Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 11; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Élisabeth, age probably 13, with siblings; married, age 20, Alexis-Simon of Morlaix, son of Amand LEJEUNE & Anastasie LEVRON, & brother of her brother Jean-Marie's wife Adélaïde, 8 Jan 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Barbara, age 20, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Barbe TRAHAM, age 21[sic], with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Élisabet[sic], age 28[sic], with husband & 1 son; died Lafourche Interior Parish 13 Jun 1833, age 48; succession inventory record dated 13 Aug 1835, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Geneviève TRAHAN 32 Sep 1785 Atk born c1762, probably Liverpool, England; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON; sister of Anne, Catherine-Marguerite, Élisabeth-Apolline, Joseph-Marie, & Marie-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 23; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste, son of Germain MORIN & Ursule VALLIÈRE of St.-Pierre, Canada, 28 Nov 1786, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died [buried] Attakapas 8 Oct 1787, age 25
Germain TRAHAN 33 Feb 1765 Atk, StG? born c1752; son of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite BROUSSARD; brother of Madeleine & Marguerite; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with widowed father & sisters; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 13, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, probably the teenage boy in the household of Juan [T]RAHAN; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Germin, age 18, with widowed father & 2 sisters; in Attakapas census, 1771, age not decipherable [probably 19], with widowed father & 2 sisters; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 25, with widowed father; married, age 29, Marie-Marthe, daughter of Joseph CASTILLE & Rose-Osite LANDRY, 4 Feb 1781, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 2 unnamed individuals, 57 animals, & 20 arpents; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 22 Sep 1784, age 30[sic]
Grégoire-Olivier TRAHAN 34 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 28 Mar 1766, St.-Servan, France; son of Olivier TRAHAN & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEJEUNE; brother of Anne-Marie; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; shoemaker; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sisters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 23[sic, probably 21], with father, stepmother, & stepmother's sister; died young? never married?
Honoré TRAHAN 35 Oct 1769 Natc, StG, Op, Atk born c1726, probably Pigiguit, son of Étienne TRAHAN & Marie-Françoise ROY; brother of Anne; uncle of LEJEUNE siblings; married, age 20, Marie, daughter of Martin CORPORON & Cécile JOSEPH dit Lejeune, c1746, probably Pigiguit; moved to Île Royale, c1749; at Baie des Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 26, ploughman, with wife Marie CORPERON age 33, son Pierre age 2, daughters Marie age 5 & Marguerite age 3 wks., with the notation "They have been in the colony three years," their land given verbally; moved to Lunenburg/Mirliguèche, NS, Oct 1754; imprisoned on Georges Island, Halifax, Sep 1755; exiled to NC, Dec 1755, aboard sloop Providence, age 29; moved to MD, c1760; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with wife Marie TRAHAN, daughter Marie, son Pierre, & orphans Joseph LE JEUNNE & Antoine LE JEUNE; departed Port Tobacco 5 Jan 1769 aboard English schooner Britannia with wife, son Pierre, & orphan Joseph LEJEUNE, a nephew; lost in the Gulf of Mexico & held by Spanish at La Bahia, TX; arrived Natchitoches Post, LA, 24 Oct 1769, overland from TX, age 45[sic]; settled below Bayou Plaquemine, St.-Gabriel District, with other Acadian exiles from the Britannia, Apr 1770; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1774, with 1 unnamed child, 0 slaves, 15 cattle, 0 horses or mules, 6 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Honoré TRAHANT, age 50, head of family number 101, with wife Marie CORPRON age 61(?)[sic], 30 cattle, 0 slaves, 6 horses, 20 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Hon, with 2 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, with 1 unnamed male, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marie], 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 20 horses, 10 arpents; died [buried] Attakapas Saturday, 16 Jul 1791, age 65; one of the author's maternal ancestors~~
Jean TRAHAN 36 Feb 1765 Atk born 18 Mar 1719, baptized 15 Apr 1719, Grand-Pré; son of René TRAHAN & Élisabeth DAROIS dit Jérôme; brother of Michel, René, fils, & Ursule; married, age 25, Marguerite, daughter of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX, & sister of his sister Ursule's husband Joseph-Grégoire, 26 Dec 1744, Beaubassin; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, "widow," with 3 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 46, a widower, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Juan RAHAN, probably a widower with 1 unnamed teenage boy, 2 unnamed men, & 1 unnamed girl in his household; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Jean TRAANS, age 51, evidently a widower, with son Germin age 18, daughters Magdeleyne age 20 & Marguerite age 16, 5 cows, 3 suckling calves & yearlings, 2 oxen, 2 horses, 1 suckling foal or colt, 10 pigs; took oath of allegiance to Spanish monarch 9 Dec 1769 & made his mark, called Jean TRAANS; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 53, no wife listed so a widower, with daughter Madeleine age 22(?)[sic], son Germain age 2?[sic, around 19], daughter Marguerite age 18, 0 slaves, 18 cattle, 9 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with no wife or children, 0 slaves, 15 cattle, 4 horses & mules, 0 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Jean TRAHANT, age 60[sic], head of family number 34, widower, with son Germain age 25, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 13 horses, 30 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Janis, with 3 unnamed individuals, 86 animals, no arpents listed; in Attakapas census, Apr 1785, called J B TRAHAN, with 2 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; died [buried] Attakapas 10 Apr 1799, "at age 95[sic] yrs."; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Jean-Athanase TRAHAN 38 Feb 1765 Atk born c1754, probably Minas; called Athanase or Thanase; son of Michel TRAHAN & Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT; brother of Françoise, Marie-Françoise, & Paul; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 11, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably one of 2 teenage boys in household of Miguel [T]RAHAN; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Atanace, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1771, called Jean, age 16, with parents & siblings; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773, called Athanaze TRAHAN; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with parents & sister; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Tanasse, age 24, with parents & sister Marie; married Madeleine THIBODEAUX, 1770s, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Athanas, with 4 unnamed individuals, 36 animals, & 6 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Ats., with 6 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Atanasion; succession record dated 1836, Lafayette Parish courthouse; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN 37 Jul 1785 Asp born c1750; called Jean; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne THÉRIOT; brother of Marie-Modeste; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Jean, age 3; deported from Île St.-Jean to France, 1758, age 8; at Boulogne-sur-Mer & Rochefort, France, 1759-1770s?; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jean-Bte. TRAHAN, with family of Jean-Bte. BOUDRAU & Marie-Mageleine TRAHAN; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, called Jean, age 35, listed singly; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean TRAHAM, age 37, listed singly, with 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 4 swine; married, age 38, Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT, 11 May 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville?; died by Jan 1791, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow?
Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN 39 Aug 1785 BR born 4 Mar 1760, probably Falmouth, England; son of Pierre-Simon TRAHAN & Marie-Josèphe GRANGER; brother of Marie-Marguerite, Marie-Renée, & Paul-Raymond; repatriated to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 3; at Kerguenolay, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 6[sic]; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 25, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 26, Anne-Geneviève, called Geneviève, daughter of Simon-Pierre DAIGLE & his first wife Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT, & sister of brother Paul-Raymond's wife, 22 May 1786, probably Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Juan Bta. TRAHAN, with 4 persons in his family, 4 1/2 barrels corn, 0 barrels rice, 1/4 qt.; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792; died [buried] Baton Rouge 24 Aug 1824, age 64?
Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père 40 Sep 1785 Atk born 17 Jan 1735, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth THÉRIOT; brother of Françoise, Marie, & Paul; exiled to VA 1755, age 20; deported to England 1756, age 21; married, age 22, Madeleine-Modeste, daughter of Jean HÉBERT & Marguerite TRAHAN of Pigiguit, 31 Jan 1757, Liverpool, England; repatriated to France 1763, age 28; at Morlaix, France, 1760s; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France,1760s-1770s; plowman; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 49, head of family; succession record dated 7 Sep 1808, St. Martin Parish courthouse; died "suddenly at the residence of Charles BOURG, his son-in-law of Vermillion[sic]," 11 Nov 1808, age 77, buried next day
Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, fils 41 178? Atk born c1760, Liverpool, England; son of probably Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT of Minas; brother of Jean-Michel, Jeanne-Félicité, Marie-Louise, & Pierre; repatriated to France 1763, age 3; arrived LA from France, early 1780s, on his own?; married, age 25, (1)Marie-Françoise, daughter of Michel TRAHAN & Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT, 3 Jan 1785, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Jean Bte. TRAHAN; married, age 72, (2)Françoise, daughter of Modest PITRE & Madeleine VINCENT, & widow of Joseph TRAHAN, fils, Jean-Joachim DESORMEAUX, & Pierre LABOMBARDE, fils, 14 Nov 1832, Vermilionville; died Lafayette Parish 13 Jun 1840, age 80
Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN 42 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1764, probably Morlaix, France; son of Marin TRAHAN & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; brother of François-Marie, Françoise-Barbe, Jean-Joseph-Marie, Madeleine, & Marie-Marguerite; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean-Baptiste TRAHAM, age 23, with younger siblings, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 1 horse, 2 swine; married, age 25, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Charles PINET dit PINEL & Anne-Marie DUREL, 6 Jan 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 27, with wife [Marie-]Madelaine age 20, no children, widowed mother-in-law Marie[-Anne] PINET [DUREL] age 60, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 1 horse, 11 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista, age 33[sic], with wife Magdalena age 24, no children, mother-in-law Ana DUREL age 63, & brother Juan-Maria age 18, next to his brother-in-law Alexos LEJEUNE; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean-Baptiste TRAHAM, age 36[sic], with wife Margueritte[sic] age 25, no children, brother Jean-Marie age 19, & widowed mother-in-law Anne DUREL age 66, 0 slaves, next to his brother-in-law Alexis LEJEUNE; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean-Baptiste TRAHANS, age 34, with wife Marie age 27, & no children, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 29 or 30 Sep 1835, age 70; succession inventory record dated 6 Oct 1835, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Jean-Chrysostôme TRAHAN 43 Nov 1785 Asp born & baptized 31 Aug 1774, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; brother of Anne-Julie, Joseph, Marguerite, Marie-Madeleine, Marie-Marthe, & Renée-Sophie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean-Crisostôme, age 12, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jean-Chrisosthôme, age 15, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 19, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean, age 20[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean, age 23, with parents & siblings; married, age 27, Madeleine, daughter of Joseph GUIDRY & Élisabeth COMEAUX of St.-Jacques, 17 Oct 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 18 Jul 1847, age 73
Jean-Joseph-Marie TRAHAN 46 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 12 Oct 1776, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Marin TRAHAN & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; brother of François-Marie, Françoise-Barbe, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, & Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 8; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 12[sic], with siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Maria, age 18, with family of brother Juan Bautista; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 19, with family of brother Jean-Baptiste; married, age 22, (1)Anne-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of Amand LEJEUNE & Anastasie LEVRON, & sister of his sister Barbe's husband Alexis, 28 Jan 1799, Assumption, now Plattenville; married, age 56, (2)Marie Anne of St. James Parish, daughter of François LEBOEUF & Madeleine HYMEL, & widow of Narcisse MARCEL, 22 Oct 1832, Thibodauxville; died probably Terrebonne Parish 25 Jun 1833, age 56; succession inventory dated 23 Jul 1833, Terrebonne Parish courthouse
Jean-Marie TRAHAN 45 Sep 1785 Asp?, Atk born c1775, probably Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON; brother of Anne, Augustin, Catherine, Marie-Félicité, & Marie-Vincente; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10; not in Valenzuéla census, 1788, with siblings Augustin & Félicité; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 20, Isabelle, daughter of François DUHON & Isabelle LANDRY, 2 Aug 1796, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died Attakapas 17 Feb 1804, age 29, buried next day
*Jean-Marie TRAHAN 125 1785? BR born & baptized 17 Jun 1765, St.-Martin des Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Louis-Athanase TRAHAN & Marguerite LEBLANC of l'Assomption, Pigiguit; brother of Marie-Blanche; at Borderun, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, an infant; at Morlaix 1773; sailed to LA probably aboard one of the Seven Ships, 1785, age 20?; married, age 25, Adélaïde, daughter of René LE TULLIER/TULLIER & Colette RENAUD, 13 Feb 1790, probably Baton Rouge; died [buried] Baton Rouge 20 Nov 1803, age 38
Jean-Michel TRAHAN 100 Sep 1785 Atk born 21 Aug 1764, baptized 22 Aug 1764, St.-Mathieu, Morlaix, France; called Michel; son of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT; brother of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Jeanne-Félicité; Marie-Louise, & Pierre; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1760s-1770s; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21; settled on Vermilion River, Attakapas District; married, age 27, (1)Marguerite, daughter of Jacques FOSTIN & Françoise TRAHAN, 18 Jan 1791, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; married, age 32, (2)Marie-Renée TRAHAN, daughter of Paul TRAHAN & Marie HUGON, 22 Nov 1796, Attakapas
Jean-Paul TRAHAN 47 Nov 1785 BR born c1769, France; called Paul; son of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite CLÉMENT; sailor; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 16, listed singly; married, age 19, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Grégoire LEJEUNE & his second wife Hélène DUMONT, 31 Mar 1788, probably Baton Rouge
Jeanne-Félicité TRAHAN 24 Sep 1785 Atk born c1771, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Félicité; daughter of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT; sister of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Jean-Michel, Marie-Louise, & Pierre; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; married, age 27, Joseph-Florent of Chantenay, France, son of Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD, & younger brother of sister Marie-Louise's husband Jean-Charles, 9 Oct 1798, Attakapas, now St. Martinville, the same day Marie-Louise married
Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN 48 Sep 1785 Asp born 25 Mar 1735, l'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Pierre TRAHAN & Madeleine COMEAUX; plowman; married, age 19, (1)Marguerite, daughter of Germain LANDRY & Anne LEBLANC, c1754, Grand-Pré; exiled to VA 1755, age 20; deported to England 1756, age 21; married, age 24, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Madeleine VINCENT, 14 Oct 1759, Liverpool, England; repatriated to France 1763, age 28; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 50, widower, head of family; he probably died before Jan 1788, when 2 of his unmarried children were listed in the Valenzuéla census without him; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
*Joseph TRAHAN 124 176? Atk born c1762, perhaps MD; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth AUCOIN of Pigiguit; married, age 21, Françoise, daughter of Modeste PITRE & Madeleine VINCENT, 24 Jun 1783, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Joseph TRUAN; died [buried] Attakapas 6 Feb 1793, age 31
Joseph TRAHAN 49 Aug 1785 Asp born c1726, probably Minas; day laborer; exiled to VA 1755, age 29; deported to England 1756, age 30; married, age 33, Marie BOUDREAUX, c1759, probably Bristol, England; repatriated to France 1763, age 37; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 59, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of [axe], hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 3 hoes; died by May 1798, when he was listed in a daughter's marriage record as deceased
Joseph TRAHAN 50 Aug 1785 BR born c1750, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Claude TRAHAN & Anne LEBLANC; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 2; deported from Île St.-Jean to France 1758, age 6; carpenter or domestic; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, "below La Fosse"; married, age 28, Marguerite, daughter of Pierre LAVERGNE & his first wife Anne LORD, 20 Oct 1778, St.-Nicolas, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 44[sic], head of family, no occupation given; became a merchant in the Baton Rouge District; died Baton Rouge by 1794
Joseph TRAHAN, fils 51 Aug 1785 BR, StG born 24 Sep 1763, probably Morlaix, France; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne GRANGER; brother of François-Marie, Marie-Anne, Marie-Julie, & Marie-Marguerite; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, with parents & 2 sisters; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 21, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & 4 others; married, 36, Marguerite-Josèphe, daughter of Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAUX of St.-Malo, France, & widow of Victor DAIGLE, 7 Jan 1800, St.-Gabriel
Joseph TRAHAN 53 Nov 1785 Asp born c1778, probably Nantes, France; son of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; brother of Anne-Julie, Jean-Chrysostôme, Marguerite, Marie-Madeleine, Marie-Marthe, & Renée-Sophie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 10, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 13, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 17[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 19, with parents & siblings; married, age 26, Henriette, daughter of Sylvain LEBLANC & Marie-Josèphe BABIN, 11 Jun 1804, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 25 Jul 1815, age 36
Joseph-Marie TRAHAN 52 Sep 1785 Atk? born 14 Apr 1777, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, baptized next day, Bangor; son of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON; brother of Anne, Catherine- Marguerite, Élisabeth-Apolline, Geneviève, & Marie-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 8
Joseph-Rémi TRAHAN 54 Aug 1785 BR? baptized 11 Nov 1780, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Marguerite LAVERGNE; brother of Antoinette & François-Antoine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sister; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 4
Louise-Renée TRAHAN 56 Sep 1785 Asp? baptized 20 Jan 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & his fourth wife Marie CLÉMENCEAU; not on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with parents; sailed to LA on Le St.-Remi, age 1; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with her parents, so she probably died young
Madeleine TRAHAN 57 Feb 1765 Atk born c1750; daughter of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite BROUSSARD; sister of Germain & Marguerite; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 15, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, the girl in the household of Juan [T]RAHAN?; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Magdeleyne, age 20, with widowed father, brother Germin, & sister Marguerite; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 22(?)[sic], with widowed father, brother Germain, & sister Marguerite; married, age 21, Joseph-Pepin, son of Bénoni HÉBERT & Jeanne SAVOIE, 25 Apr 1771, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 28, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 5 others?; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 3 others?; died [buried] Attakapas 27 Jan 1803, age 60[sic]
Madeleine TRAHAN 58 Feb 1768 StJ born c1723; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Madeleine COMEAUX; sister of Pierre; married, age 23, Alexis, son of Alexandre BREAUX & Marie DUGAS of Pigiguit, c1745; exiled to MD 1755, age 32; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BRAUX, with husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 45; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 44, with husband, 4 sons, 2 daughters, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with her family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Magdelaine TROHAN, age 48[sic], with husband, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 54, called Magdelaine TRAHANT, with husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, & orphan Charles TRAHANT, probably a kinsman; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 5 others
Madeleine TRAHAN 59 17?? StJ born c1733; daughter of Claude TRAHAN & Marie-Louise TILLARD; sister of Augustin, Marguerite, & Rosalie; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Magdelaine, age 19; deported from Île St.-Jean to France, 1758, age 35, with the rest of her family?; married, age 38, François, son of Joseph HÉBERT & Anne POIRIER, & widower of _____, 15 Jan 1771, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 44, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 4 others
Madeleine TRAHAN 60 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1740; exiled to VA 1755, age 15; deported to Liverpool, England, 1756, age 16; married, age 19, Étienne, fils, son of probably Étienne DAROIS & Anne BREAUX, c1759, probably Liverpool; repatriated to France 1763, age 23; at St.-Martin Parish, Morlaix, France, 1766-73; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Magdeleine, with husband & 4 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 45; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Magdeleinne TRAHAM, age 47, with husband & 4 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Madelaine, age 50, with husband & 4 daughters, & probably a granddaughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena, age 54, with husband & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 55[sic], no surname given, with husband & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne, no surname given, age 57, with husband & 3 daughters; died Lafourche Interior Parish 24 Sep 1830, age 90
Madeleine TRAHAN 61 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1762, England or France; daughter of Marin TRAHAN & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; sister of François-Marie, Françoise-Barbe, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Joseph-Marie, & Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 23
Madeleine TRAHAN 62 Dec 1785 BdE? born c1737, probably Minas; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGLE; sister of Françoise; married, age 16, Charles, son of Pierre AUCOIN & his second wife Catherine COMEAUX of Rivière-aux-Canards, Nov 1753, Rivière-aux-Canards; exiled to VA 1755, age 18; deported to England 1756, age 19; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 26; at Plouer, France, 1763-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 48
Marguerite TRAHAN 63 Feb 1765 Atk born c1755; daughter of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite BROUSSARD; sister of Germain & Madeleine; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 10, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, the girl in the household of Juan RAHAN?; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Marguerite, age 16, with widowed father, brother Germin, & sister Magdeleyne; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 18, with widowed father & siblings; married, age 20, René dit Petit René, son of René LE BLANC & Anne THÉRIOT of Grand-Pré, c1775, probably Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 23, with husband & daughter Modeste; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 1 other; died St. Martin Parish 9 Jul 1832, age 80[sic], a widow; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Marguerite TRAHAN 64 Aug 1785 Asp born c1746, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Claude TRAHAN & Hélène AUCOIN; exiled to VA 1755, age 9; deported to England 1756, age 10; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 17; at Plouër, France, 176364; married, age 17, Simon, son Joseph MAZEROLLE dit St.-Louis & his first wife Marie-Josèphe DOIRON of Grand-Pré, 14 Nov 1763, Plouër; at Pleslin, France, 1764-66; at St.-Servan, France, 1767-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 38; died [buried] Ascension 19 Nov 1786, age 39?
Marguerite TRAHAN 66 Aug 1785 BR born c1729; daughter of Claude TRAHAN & Marie-Louise TILLARD; sister of Augustin, Madeleine, & Rosalie; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Margueritte, age 23; married, age 24 Pierre, son of Germain HENRY & Cécile DEVEAU, 12 Feb 1753, Port-Lajoie, 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, age 29; at St.-Servan, France, 1759-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband & 4 sons; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 54; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 1 child
Marguerite TRAHAN 67 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1735; married Michel LEVRON; at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, early 1760s; at Morlaix, France, late 1760s-early 80s; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, called Margueritte, with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 50; died [buried] Ascension 19 Nov 1786, age 51?
Marguerite TRAHAN 68 Sep 1785 Asp born c1736; married Joseph TRAHAN; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, called Margueritte TRAHAN, widow Joseph TRAHAN, with 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 49, widow, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Magueritte TRAHAM, age 54[sic, probably 51/52], with daughter Augustine age 14, 6 arpents, 10 qts. corn; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 53[sic], with son-in-law Charles RICHARD, daughter Marie-Joseph, & 2 granddaughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 62[sic], with son-in-law Carlos RICHARD, daughter Maria, 1 grandson, & Ludivina [?]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte TRAHAM, age 63[sic], with son-in-law Charles RICHARD, daughter Marie, 1 grandson, 2 granddaughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, age 60[sic], with son-in-law Charles RICHARD, daughter Marie, 1 grandson, & 3 granddaughters
Marguerite TRAHAN 71 Nov 1785 Asp born c1780, Nantes, France; daughter of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; sister of Anne-Julie, Jean-Chrysostôme, Joseph, Marie-Madeleine, Marie-Marthe, & Renée-Sophie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 5; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte, age 8, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 9, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 14, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 15[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, age 16[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 22, Joseph of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, & New Orleans, son of Antoine MAITREJEAN & Marie DUHON, 8 Aug 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marguerite TRAHAN 72 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1745; daughter of Charles TRAHAN & Madeleine AUCOIN; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 40, traveled with widowed mother; moved to Lafourche valley; probably never married; died [buried] Assumption Parish 4 Nov 1815, age 74[sic]
Marguerite-Aimée TRAHAN 65 Aug 1785 Asp born 26 Jan 1774, Landes, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Anselme-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Mathurin; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 11; married, age 24, Bénoni-Jacques, son of Bénoni BLANCHARD & his second wife Madeleine FORET, 22 May 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marie TRAHAN 73 Oct 1769 Natc, StG, Op born c1747, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Honoré TRAHAN & Marie CORPORON, sister of Pierre; at Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 5; moved to Mirliguèche, 1754; exiled to NC, Dec 1755, aboard sloop Providence, age 8; moved to MD, c1760; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with parents, brother, & 2 orphans; married Antoine, fils, son of Antoine BELLARD & Marie-Françoise GALLAND of Picardy, France, probably MD; departed Port Tobacco, MD, 5 Jan 1769 aboard English schooner Britannia with husband & son Étienne-Siméon; lost in the Gulf of Mexico & held by Spanish at La Bahia, TX; arrived Natchitoches Post, LA, 24 Oct 1769, overland from TX, age 22; settled below Bayou Plaquemine, St.-Gabriel District, with other Acadian exiles from the Britannia, Apr 1770; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Marie TRAHANT, age 29, with husband Antoine age 38 who was head of family number 126, son Siméon [BELLARD] age 10, daughters Modeste [BELLARD] age 5, Pélagie [BELLARD] age 2, 0 slaves, 20 cattle, 4 horses, 16 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband Ant BELARD, 11 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; died probably Opelousas by 1788, when her husband was listed in the Opelousas census without a woman in his household
Marie TRAHAN 74 Jul 1785 StG born c1734; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth THÉRIOT; sister of Francoise, Jean-Baptiste, & Paul; exiled to VA 1755, age 21; deported to England 1756, age 22; married (1)François GRANGER; married, age 23, (2)Simon, son of Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY of Grand-Pré, 2 Aug 1757, Falmouth, England; repatriated from Penryn-Falmouth, England, to Morlaix, France, 1763; at Kerourde, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 32[sic]; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 4 sons, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 51; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 25 Aug 1815, age 80, widow
Marie TRAHAN 75 Aug 1785 Asp? born c1731; married Gabriel MOREAU, perhaps Morlaix, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband Gabriel MAURAU, 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 54; died by Jan 1788, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife
Marie TRAHAN 79 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1765, France; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 20, listed singly
Marie TRAHAN 81 Dec 1785 BdE?, Asp? born c1738; daughter of Charles TRAHAN & Madeleine AUCOIN; sailed on La Ville d'Archangel, age 47, traveled with widowed mother; moved to Lafourche valley?; never married?
Marie-Anne TRAHAN 82 Aug 1785 BR born c1769, France; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne GRANGER; sister of François-Marie, Joseph, Marie-Julie, & Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 16, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; married, age 35, Jean, son of Pierre PREVOST & Françoise GOUTIER, 22 May 1804, Baton Rouge
Marie-Blanche TRAHAN 77 Aug 1785 BR born c1766, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; daughter of Louis-Athanase TRAHAN & Marguerite LEBLANC of L'Assomption, Pigiguit; sister of Jean-Marie; married, age 19, Joseph, fils, son of Joseph BREAUX & Marie-Madeleine VINCENT, 25 May 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 19; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 1 child; died [buried] Baton Rouge 12 Sep 1826, age 60
Marie-Élisabeth/Isabelle TRAHAN 80 Nov 1785 Atk born 18 Mar 1759, Liverpool, England; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON of Rivière-aux-Canards; repatriated to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 4; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765; married Lucien, son of Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD, early 1780s, France; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 25; settled on upper Vermilion; died Lafayette Parish 5 Apr 1835, age 66[sic]; succession record dated 12 May 1835, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Marie-Félicité TRAHAN 25 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 16 Jan 1770, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Félicité; daughter of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON; sister of Anne, Augustin, Catherine, Jean-Marie, & Marie-Vincente; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 17, with brother Augustin; married, age 17, Joseph-Honoré, called Honoré, fils, son of Honoré BREAUX & Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN, & widower of Madeleine BREAUX, 20 Apr 1789, St.-Jacques; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Félicité, age 20, with husband, 1 son, & engagé Pierre BOURG; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 26[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 27, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 29[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; died Lafourche Interior Parish 22 Jan or Jun 1842, age 77[sic], a widow; succession inventory record dated 2 Jul 1842, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Françoise TRAHAN 83 Feb 1765 Atk born c1763, probably Halifax; called Marie; daughter of Michel TRAHAN & Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT; sister of Françoise, Jean-Athanase, & Paul; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 2, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Marie, age 6, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 6(?)[sic], with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with parents & brother; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Marie, age 14, with parents & brother Jean-Athanase; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with parents & 1 other; married, age 22, Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT, 3 Jan 1785[sic, probably 1786], Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & no one else; died Lafayette Parish 2 Jun 1832, age 72[sic]; succession record dated 25 Jun 1832, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Marie-Françoise TRAHAN 84 Sep 1785 Atk born & baptized 17 Jan 1775, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Françoise; daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON; sister of Anne, Catherine-Marguerite, Élisabeth-Apolline, Geneviève, & Joseph-Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10; married, age 18, Joseph dit Josaphat, son of Amand BROUSSARD & his first wife Hélène LANDRY, Attakapas, now St. Martinville, 16 Oct 1793; succession record dated 28 Apr 1853, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marie-Jeanne TRAHAN 78 Aug 1785 BR, Op born & baptized 29 Jul 1769, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Pierre-Isidore TRAHAN & Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; sister of Alexis-Romain, Paul-Isidore, Rosalie, & Simon-Augustin; at St.-Servan 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776?; sailed on Le Beaumont, no age given [age 16], traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 21 (1)Joseph, son of Paul BOUTIN & Ursule GUIDRY, 27 Jul 1790, Opelousas; married, age 29 (2)Balthazar, fils of St.-Jean des Allemands, son Balthazar MARKS & Marie GASPARD, & widower of Catherine MILLER, 6 Feb 1798, Opelousas; died [buried] Opelousas 3 Jan 1803, age 32[sic]; succession record dated 28 Dec 1804, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN 85 Jul 1767 StG born c1722; daughter of Jean TRAHAN & Marie HÉBERT; married, age 19, Michel dit Michaud, son of Jean LEBLANC & Marguerite RICHARD, c1741, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 33; in report on Acadians at Baltimore, MD, Jul 1763, a widow; arrived LA 1767, age 45, a widow; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Maria Josepha BLANCHER [LEBLANC] widow, age 45, head of family number 18, assigned farm number 49, with son Joseph[-Michel] BLANCHER [LEBLANC] age 10, & daughter Margarita BLANCHER [LEBLANC] age 18; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 68[sic], widowed mother of Jausèphe[-Michel] LEBLANC with whom she lives
Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN 86 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1741, l'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON; sister of Eustache; married, age 26, Paul, son of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth THÉRIOT of Rivière-aux-Canards, 2 Mar 1767, St.-Martins-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, with husband & 2 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 44
Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN 87 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 3 Mar 1766, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Marguerite TRAHAN; sister of Augustine-Pélagie; married, age 19, Charles, son of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT, 7 Feb 1785, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie, age 21, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie-Joseph, age 25, with husband, 2 daughters, & her mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 27[sic], with husband, 1 son, her mother, & Ludivina [?]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 28, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & her mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 30[sic], with husband, 1 son, 3 daughters, & her mother; died Lafourche Interior Parish 19 Dec 1844, age 78, a widow
Marie-Julie TRAHAN 55 Aug 1785 BR born 17 Mar 1771, baptized next day, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Julie; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne GRANGER; brother of Francois-Marie, Joseph, Marie-Anne, & Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 14, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; married, age 22, Jean-Baptiste, son of Olivier DAIGLE & his second wife Marie-Blanche LEBLANC, 11 Jun 1793, Baton Rouge
Marie-Louise TRAHAN 88 Sep 1785 Atk born & baptized 27 Aug 1768, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT; sister of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Jean-Michel, Jeanne-Félicité, & Pierre; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, 1760s-1770s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 16; married, age 29, Jean-Charles of St.-Malo, France, son of Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD, & older brother of sister Félicité's husband Joseph-Florent, 9 Oct 1798, Attakapas, now St. Martinville, the same day sister Félicité was married
*Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN 116 Feb 1768 Natz arrived LA 1768, in utero; born 4 Jun 1768, baptized 12 June 1768, New Orleans; daughter of Charles TRAHAN & his second wife Marguerite THIBODEAUX; sister of Charles, fils & Firmin, half-sister of Brigitte; died young?
Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN 76 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk born 12 May 1768, Mordreux, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Anselme-Marie, Marguerite-Aimée, & Mathurin; at Pleudihen 1768-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 12[sic, probably 21], with brother Anselme; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 21, Joseph-Firmin, called Firmin, son of Claude-Amable DUHON & Marie-Josèphe VINCENT, 1 Jul 1788, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died Attakapas 23 Dec 1803, age 35, buried next day
Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN 89 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born c1767, France; sometimes called Madeleine; daughter of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; sister of Anne-Julie, Jean-Chrysostôme, Joseph, Marguerite, Marie-Marthe, & Renée-Sophie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie-Magdeleinne, age 19[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 22, François, fils of Nantes, France, son of François BOUDELOCHE & Ana DAUCTE, c1789, probably Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie-Madelaine, age 21[sic], with parents & siblings, also right [west] bank, called Marie, age 22, with husband François BOUDELOCHE age 25, daughter Margrithe-Rennés [BOUDELOCHE] age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 40 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 0 horses, 17 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena, age 27, with husband Francisco BOUDELOT age 30, son Juan [BOUDELOT] age 3, daughters Margarita [BOUDELOT] & Rosalia [BOUDELOT] age 7, & Maria [BOUDELOT] age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 28[sic], with husband François BOUDLOCHE age 31, son Jean [BOUDLOCHE] age 5, daughters Margueritte [BOUDLOCHE] age 8, Marie [BOUDLOCHE] age 5, & Rosalie [BOUDLOCHE] age 4, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne, no surname given, age 30, with husband François BODELOCHE age 32, son François [BODELOCHE, fils] age 5, daughters Margueritte [BODELOCHE] age 8, Marie [BODELOCHE] age 6, & Rosalie [BODELOCHE] age 3, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died Terrebonne Parish 27 Apr 1832, age 65; succession record dated 22 Jul 1833, Terrebonne Parish courthouse
Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN 90 Aug 1785 BR born 11 Oct 1760, probably Falmouth, England; called Marguerite; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne GRANGER; sister of Joseph, Marie-Anne, & Marie-Julie; repatriated to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 2; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 5; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 24, traveled with widowed mother & then with her husband, whom she "married" aboard ship & who probably was a stowaway; married, age 24, Joseph, son of Jean COSTA & Marie LONGUE of St.-Tropez, France, aboard ship then 4 Sep 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband Joseph ACOSTA & 1 other; died [buried] Baton Rouge 27 Nov 1814, age 54
Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN 91 Aug 1785 BR, Atk baptized 2 Mar 1777, Paimboeuf, France; called Marguerite; daughter of Pierre-Simon TRAHAN & Marie-Josèphe GRANGER; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Renée, & Paul-Raymond; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 8, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 27, (1)Pierre, son of Jean Baptiste DONNET & Luisette PEPINE, 19 Nov 1804, Baton Rouge; married, age 43, (2)Étienne, fils, son of Étienne ARDUOIN & Marie Josèphe LA POINTE of Detroit, & widower of Marianne DECURON, 24 Jan 1820, Baton Rouge; moved to St. Martin Parish; will dated 13 Nov 1826, St. Martin Parish courthouse; died "at her home at la fausse pointe, St. Martin Parish, 17 Apr 1829, "age about 50[sic] years," buried same day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 19 Jun 1829, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN 70 Sep 1785 Asp, NO? born & baptized 10 Nov 1768, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; called Marguerite; daughter of Marin TRAHAN & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; sister of Francois-Marie, Francoise-Barbe, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Joseph-Marie, & Madeleine; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 15[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 10[sic, probably meant 20], with siblings; married, age 22, André DUROCHER, probably Ascension, c1790; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 24[sic], with husband Andrés DUROCHER age 27, sons Josef [DUROCHER] age 4, & Andrés [DUROCHER] age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 25[sic], with husband André DUROCHEZ age 28, sons Joseph [DUROCHEZ] age 5, & Angèl [DUROCHEZ] age 2; died [buried] New Orleans 3 Oct 1796, age 26[sic]?
Marie-Marthe TRAHAN 92 Nov 1785 Asp born & baptized 2 Oct 1770, Bangor, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France?; daughter of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; sister of Anne-Julie, Jean-Chrysostôme, Joseph, Marguerite, Marie-Madeleine, & Renée-Sophie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 11[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie-Marthe, age 16[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie-Marthe, age 18[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Marta, age 22[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 23[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 24[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 30, Joseph of St.-Malo, France, son of Alexis DAIGLE & Isabelle GRANGER, 27 Oct 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 18 Nov 1832, age 60[sic]
Marie-Modeste TRAHAN 93 Jul 1785 StG born c1748, probably Minas; daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne THÉRIOT; sister of Jean-Baptiste; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Marie, age 5; deported from Île St.-Jean to France, 1758; at Boulogne-sur-Mer & Rochefort, 1759-70s?; married, age 26, Jean-Baptiste, son of Alexandre BOUDREAUX & Marie-Madeleine VINCENT, c1774, France; in Poitou France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie-Magdeleine, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & [probably brother] Jean-Bte. TRAHAN; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 36; died by Feb 1786, when her husband remarried at Manchac or Baton Rouge
Marie-Modeste TRAHAN 94 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1773, France; daughter of Augustin TRAHAN & Bibianne LEBLANC; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 14, with parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Modesta, age 25[sic], with widowed father & [engagé?] Nicolas[-Gabriel] ALBERT; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 3[sic, probably 23], with widowed father; married, age 42, Pierre/Joseph MAURICE, 21 Jul 1815, Thibodaux or Houma; died Lafourche Interior Parish 4 Jan 1851, age 80[sic #
Marie-Renée TRAHAN 95 Aug 1785 BR, StG born & baptized 3 Sep 1771, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Renée; daughter of Pierre-Simon TRAHAN & Marie-Josèphe GRANGER; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Marguerite, & Paul-Raymond; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 13, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 23, (1)Élie-Marie, son of Joseph COMEAUX & Marie THÉRIOT of St.-Malo, France, 13 Apr 1795, Baton Rouge; married, age 44, (2)Joseph, son of Honoré LELONG & Madeleine ASCON of France, & widower of ____ FEJUS/FREJUS, 21 Nov 1815, Baton Rouge; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 12 Jan 1851, age 80[sic], a widow  #
Marie-Vincente TRAHAN 96 Sep 1785 Asp? born & baptized 28 Apr 1784, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; daughter of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON; sister of Anne, Augustin, Catherine, Jean-Marie, & Marie-Félicité; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 1; not in Valenzuéla census, 1788, with siblings Augustin & Félicité, so she probably died young
Marin TRAHAN 97 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1745; carpenter; married (1)Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, with no wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; married, age 40, (2)Marguerite, daughter of Jean JUON & Anne LE BORGNE, Jan or Feb 1785, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 40, head of family
Mathurin TRAHAN 98 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 30 Oct 1760, Bristol, England; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Marie BOUDREAUX; brother of Anselme-Marie, Marguerite-Aimée, & Marie-Madeleine; repatriated to France 1763, age 3; at Pleudihen, France, 1763-72; calico printer; married, age 24, (1)Pérrine-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of Charles ORRY & Pérrine HERVE of St.-Jacques, Nantes, France, 23 Nov 1784, St.-Jacques, Nantes; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 24, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes; married, age 25, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne-Symphore HÉBERT, 3 Jul 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 30[sic], with wife Marie age 18, no children, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 29, with wife Marie-Madelaine age 23, daughters Marie-Anne age 3, Rosalie age 2, Margrithe age 1, 0 slaves, 10 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 12 swine; died [buried] Assumption 7 Nov 1793, age 31
Michel TRAHAN 99 Feb 1765 Atk born c1726, probably Grand-Pré; son of probably René TRAHAN & Élisabeth DAROIS dit Jérôme; brother of Jean,  René, fils, & Ursule; married, age 24, Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT, c1750, probably Grand-Pré; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 39, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Miguel RAHAN, with 1 unnamed woman [wife Anne-Euphrosine], 2 unnamed teenage boys [Paul & Jean-Athanase], 1 unnamed man, & 1 unnamed girl in his household; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Michel TRAANS, age 44, with unnamed wife [Anne-Eurphrosine], sons Paul age 19 & [Jean-]Atanace age 16, daughters Françoise age 17 & Marie age 6, 4 cows, 2 suckling calves or yearlings, 1 horse, 16 pigs; took oath of allegiance to Spanish monarch 9 Dec 1769 & made his mark, called Michel TRAANS; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 45, with unnamed wife [Anne-Euphrosine] age 40, sons Paul age 24[sic] & Jean[-Athanase] age 16, daughter Françoise age 17, unnamed girl [daughter Marie-Françoise] age 6(?)[sic], 0 slaves, 15 cattle, 6 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Anne-Euphrosine], 2 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 5 horses & mules, 12 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Michel TRAHANT, age 52, head of family number 90, with wife Anne-Françoise age 40, son [Jean-]Tanasse age 24, & daughter Marie[-Françoise] age 14, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 6 horses, 30 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 4 unnamed individuals, 106 animals, & 26 arpents; died "at Vermillon," buried 20 Jan 1784, age 58; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Olivier TRAHAN 101 Feb 1765 Atk born c1755; son of René TRAHAN & Isabelle BROUSSARD; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & sibling; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 10, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his grandfather, Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, probably the boy in the household of Reynardo RICHARD [TRAHAN]; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Ollivier, age 13, with parents, siblings, & 3 cousins; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 16, with parents, siblings, & BROUSSARD relatives; probably died young
Olivier TRAHAN 102 Aug 1785 Asp born c1731, Minas or Pigiguit; son of Jean TRAHAN & Marie GIROUARD; married, age 27, (1)Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Jean LEJEUNE & Françoise GUIDRY, 8 Nov 1751, Louisbourg; at Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 35[sic], with wife & no children, living with in-laws; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Olivier TRAHAN, de l'Isle Saint Jean, age 28; at Châteauneuf, France, 1759-62; at St.-Servan, France, 1762-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with no wife, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 54, a widower, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, 2 each of axe & hatchet, 3 hoes; married, age 57; (2)Marie, daughter of Joseph BRASSEUR dit BRASSEAUX and Marie-Rose DAIGLE of Minas, 27 Jan 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Olivier TRAHAM, age 57, with wife Marie age 39, son Grégoire age 23, sister-in-law Ositte BRASSEUR age 26, 6 arpents, 15 qts. corn, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 62[sic], with wife Marie age 44, sister-in-law Zitte [BRASSEAUX] age 30, 0 slaves, 7 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 0 horses, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, age 67[sic], with wife Maria age 48, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Olivier TRAHAM, age 68[sic], with wife Marie age 49, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Olivier TRAHANS, age 90[sic], with wife Marie age 50, sister-in-law Ositte [BRASSEAUX] age 35, no arpents listed, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 3 Jun 1819, age 96[sic]
Paul TRAHAN 103 Feb 1765 Atk born c1751, probably Grand-Pré; son of Michel TRAHAN & Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT; brother of Françoise, Jean-Athanase, & Marie-Françoise; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 13, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably one of the 2 teenage boys in the household of Miguel [T]RAHAN; in Attakapas census, 1769, age 19, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 24[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 20, Marie, daughter of Joseph HUGON & Théotiste BROUSSARD, 15 Jul 1772, Attakapas; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Marie], 1 unnamed child [daughter Marie-Renée], 0 slaves, 8 cattle, 5 horses & mules, 2 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Paul TRAHANT, age 27, head of family number 89, with wife Marie age 21, son Paul age 2, daughter Marie-René[e] age 3, 0 slaves, 12 cattle, 3 horses, 12 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 6 unnamed individuals, 64 animals, & 26 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, with 6 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Pablo TRUAN; died [buried] Atakapas 12 Dec 1799, age 45[sic]
Paul TRAHAN, père 105 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1743, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth THÉRIOT; brother of Françoise, Jean-Baptiste, & Marie; exiled to VA 1755, age 12; deported to England 1756, age 13; repatriated to France 1763, age 20; carpenter; married, age 24, Marie-Josèphe of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, daughter of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON, 2 Mar 1767, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, with wife & 2 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 42, head of family
Paul-Alexis TRAHAN 106 Sep 1785 Asp? born & baptized 19 Nov 1768, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Paul TRAHAN & Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN; brother of Pierre-François; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 16
Paul-Isidore TRAHAN 104 Aug 1785 BR, Atk? born & baptized 31 Mar 1764, St.-Mathieu, Morlaix, France; son of Pierre-Isidore TRAHAN & Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; brother of Alexis-Romain, Marie-Jeanne, Rosalie, & Simon-Augustin; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Morlaix, 16 Nov 1766, age 2; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; sailed on Le Beaumont, no age given [he was 21], traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Pablo TRAHAN, with no one else in his household, 1 1/2 barrels corn, 0 units rice; moved to Attakapas District with his widowed mother? 
Paul-Raymond TRAHAN 107 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 2 Aug 1765, St.-Mathieu, Morlaix, France; called Raymond; son of Pierre-Simon TRAHAN & Marie-Josèphe GRANGER; brother of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Marguerite, & Marie-Renée; carpenter; at Kerguenolay, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 1; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 19, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 23, Élisabeth, daughter of Simon-Pierre DAIGLE & his first wife Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT, 26 Nov 1789, & sister of brother Jean-Baptiste's wife, probably Baton Rouge;
Pierre TRAHAN 110 Oct 1769 Natc, StG, Op born c1750, probably Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale; son of Honoré TRAHAN & Marie CORPORON; brother of Marie; at Baie-des-Espagnols Apr 1752, age 2; moved to Lunenburg, NS, 1754; imprisoned at Halifax, 1755; exiled to NC, Dec 1755, aboard sloop Providence, age 5; moved to MD, c1760; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with parents, sister, & 2 orphans; departed Port Tobacco, MD, 5 Jan 1769 aboard English schooner Britannia with parents & orphan Joseph LEJEUNE; lost in the Gulf of Mexico & held by Spanish at La Bahia, TX; arrived Natchitoches Post, LA, 24 Oct 1769, overland from TX, age 18; settled below Bayou Plaquemine, St.-Gabriel District, with other Acadian exiles from the Britannia, Apr 1770; married (1)Anne, daughter of Cosme BRASSEUR dit BRASSEUX & Élisabeth THIBODEAUX, early 1770s, probably St.-Gabriel or Ascension; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Pierre TRAHANT, age 27, head of family number 122, with wife Anne age 23, daughter Marie[-Rose] age 2, 0 slaves, 26 cattle, 3 horses, 12 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Pre TRAHAN, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Pre. TRAHAN, with 4 unnamed males, no woman so probably a widower, 1 unnamed girl [Marie-Rose], 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 20 horses, 17 arpents; married, age 39, (2)Pélagie-Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste GAUTREAUX & Anne LEJEUNE, 30 May 1789, Opelousas; on Opelousas militia list, Jul 1789, fusilier, called Pierre TRAHAN; in Opelousas census, 1796, Faquetaic District, called Pierre TRAHAN, with 4 unnamed white males, 2 unnamed white females, & 0 slaves; one of the author's maternal ancestors~~
Pierre TRAHAN 111 Sep 1785 Asp born Jun 1723, l'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Pierre TRAHAN & Madeleine COMEAUX; sister of Madeleine; plowman & day laborer; married, age 24, (1)Marguerite, daughter of Jean LEBLANC & Anne BOURGEOIS, c1747, probably Pigiguit; exiled to VA 1755, age 32; deported to England 1756, age 33; married, age 35, (2)Élisabeth, daughter of Étienne DAROIS & Anne BREAUX, Feb 1758, Liverpool, England; married, age 37, (3)Madeleine VINCENT, widow of Jean-Baptiste DUHON, 12 May 1760, Liverpool; repatriated to France 1763, age 40; married, age 60, (4)Marie, daughter of Jean-Pierre CLÉMENCEAU & his second wife Françoise GAUTREAUX of Grand-Pré, 18 Feb 1783, St.-Donatien, Nantes, France, on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 66[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Pierre TRAHAM, age 70[sic], with wife Marie CLÉMENCE age 34, & no children, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 4 swine
Pierre TRAHAN 112 Sep 1785 Atk born c1737, probably Pigiguit; son of Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGLE; exiled to VA 1755, age 18; deported to England 1756, age 19; married, age 21, Marguerite, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Madeleine VINCENT, 8 May 1758, Liverpool, England; repatriated to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 26; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1767-77; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 2 sons, & 6 daughters; plowman; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 48, head of family; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Pedro TRUAN; died [buried] Attakapas 8 Sep 1803, age 67
Pierre TRAHAN 113 Sep 1785 Asp born c1757; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, listed singly; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 28, listed singly; never married; died [buried] Ascension 22 May 1786, age 29
Pierre TRAHAN 114 Sep 1785 Atk born c1767, probably Morlaix, France; son of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT; brother of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Jean-Michel, Jeanne-Félicité, & Marie-Louise; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1760s-1770s; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; married, age 28, Anne-Augustine, daughter of Alexandre AUCOIN & Élisabeth DUHON, 26 Jan 1795, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; succession record dated 7 Dec 1808, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Pierre-François TRAHAN 115 Sep 1785 Asp? born & baptized 4 Nov 1779, St.-Martin-des-Champs, France; son of Paul TRAHAN & Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN; brother of Paul-Alexis; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 5
René TRAHAN 117 Feb 1765 Atk born c1728, Petitcoudiac; son of perhaps René TRAHAN and Élisabeth DAROIS dit Jérôme; brother perhaps of Jean, Michel, & Ursule; married Isabelle, daughter of probably Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX of Petitcoudiac; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with wife & 2 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 37, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father-in-law; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Reynardo RICHARD[?!], with 1 unnamed woman [wife Isabelle] & 1 unnamed boy [Olivier] in his household; elected co-commandant of Attakapas District, served with Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, 1767-70; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Rëné TRAANS, age 42, with unnamed wife [Isabelle], sons Ollivier age 13 & Rëné age 2, newborn daughter Magdeleine, [niece] Elizabeth BROUSSARD age 18, [orphan cousins] Enselme TIBODEAU age 20, Marie-Louise TIBODEAU age 5, 2 oxen, 10 cows, 6 suckling calves or yearlings, 8 bulls & heifers, 6 horses, 2 suckling foals or colts, 20 pigs; took oath of allegiance to Spanish monarch 9 Dec 1769 & made his mark, called Renet TRAANS; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 42(?)[sic], with unnamed wife [Isabelle] age 38, son Olivier age 16, Madeleine BROUSSARD [sister-in-law?] age 16, Claude BROUSSARD [probably his brother-in-law] age 23, an unnamed boy [?] age 4, unnamed girls ages 7 [?] & 2 [Henriette?], 0 slaves, 60 cattle, 10(?)[sic] horses, 4 sheep, 12 arpents without title; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Isabelle], 4 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 68 cattle, 13 horses & mules, 25 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called René TRAHANT, age 49, head of family number 72, widower, with son Louis age 4, daughter Henriette age 6, 0 slaves, 100 cattle, 25 horses, 26 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 7 unnamed individuals, 120 animals, & 80 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, with 2 unnamed free individuals, 2 male slaves, 2 female slaves; succession will dated 1790, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Renée-Sophie TRAHAN 118 Nov 1785 Asp born c1784, Nantes, France; daughter of Chrysostôme TRAHAN & Anne-Françoise GRANGER; sister of Anne-Julie, Jean-Chrysostôme, Joseph, Marguerite, Marie-Madeleine, & Marie-Marthe; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, an infant; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Reiné-Sophie, age 4, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Renné-Sophie, age 6, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Renato, age 11, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called René, age 12, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Reiné, age 13, with parents & sibling; married Hilaire, son of Joseph BREAUX & his first wife Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON, & widow of Rosalie LANDRY, 1810s, probably Assumption Parish; died Assumption Parish 1 Nov 1856, age 74[sic], buried next day  #
Rosalie TRAHAN 119 Aug 1785 BR, Atk? baptized 5 Nov 1776, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; daughter of Pierre-Isidore TRAHAN & Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; sister of Alexis-Romain, Marie-Jeanne, Paul-Isidore, & Simon-Augustin; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, no age given, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Attakapas District with his widowed mother? 
Rosalie TRAHAN 120 Sep 1785 Asp born c1745; daughter of Claude TRAHAN & Marie-Louise TILLARD; sister of Augustin, Madeleine, & Marguerite; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Rozalie, age 7; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Duke William 1758, arrived St.-Malo 1 Nov 1758, called Rosalie TREHAN, belle-soeur [of Jean PINEAU, husband of Marie TREHAN], no age given?; married, age 18, Charles, son of Claude LEBLANC & Madeleine BOUDREAUX, & widower of Anne BENOIT, 1 Feb 1763, St.-Servan, France; at St.-Servan 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 40; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 42, with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 46, with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Rosalia, age 51, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Rosalie TRAHAM, age 52, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 53, with husband & 1 son
Rose TRAHAN 121 Aug 1785 BR? born c1762, either England or France; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 23, traveled with uncle Paul LEBLANC & his family
Simon-Augustin TRAHAN 122 Aug 1785 BR, Atk born & baptized 15 Jun 1772, St.-Servan, France; son of Pierre-Isidore TRAHAN & Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC; brother of Alexis-Romain, Marie-Jeanne, Paul-Isidore, & Rosalie; perhaps in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, no age given [age 13], traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Attakapas District; never married?; died "at Carencros at the home of Louis RENOTTE" 22 Jan 1806, age 33, buried same day
Ursule TRAHAN 123 Feb 1765 Atk born probably Grand-Pré; daughter of René TRAHAN & Élisabeth DAROIS dit Jérôme; sister of Jean, Michel, & René, fils; married (1)Joseph-Grégoire, son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX of Petitcoudiac, & brother of her brother Jean's wife Marguerite; arrived LA Feb 1765, a widow, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; married (2)Joseph, son of Jacques GIROUARD & his second wife Jeanne AMIREAU dit Tourageau, 8 Apr 1765, New Orleans; one of the earliest Acadian marriages in LA; died [buried] Attakapas 10 Oct 1765, age unrecorded

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Alexis-Roman [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 96, Family No. 187, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Alexis-Romain TRAHAN, godson of Alexis GAUTROT & Hélène DUMONT, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 162-63, Family No. 293, details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include him on the embarkation list, calls him Alexo, su [Magdalena LEBLANC, viuda TRAHAM's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Alexis TRAHAN, her [Magdelaine LEBLANC, widow TRAHAN's] son, no age given, on the complete listing, says he was in the 48th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & 4 siblings, &, calling him Alexis-Romain TRAHAN, says he was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace.

Why are he & his family not on the embarkation list of Le Beaumont?  Were all of them stowaways?  Unlikely.  

02.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Anne TRAHAN.  

03.  Wall of Names, 21, calls her Anne TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2415, gives her parents' names; BRDR, 2:171, 703 (ASC-1, 119), the record of her third marriage, calls her Anna TRAHAN, calls her husband François CAMPO, gives her & his parents' names, calls her parents Stephen TRAHAN & Françoise RHEN, "Acadians," says his parents were "of St.-Gabriel," mentions none of her previous husbands, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Honoré TRAHAN [her brother], Petrum [Pierre] PREMOT, & Joannus CROC; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:519 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p. 2), perhaps her burial record, calls her Anne TRAHAN, says she died at either "age 24 or 94 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:49; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

Her first husband's name comes from Arsenault, pp. 2415, 2456, which calls her Marie-Anne TRAHAN.  All other sources call her simply Anne.  

The names of her parents in the record of her third marriage, though poorly spelled, makes it conclusive that she was the one who had come to LA aboard Britannia in 1769 with Louis LATIER.   Who knows why the Ascension priest did not mention her previous husbands.  Note that 2 of the witnesses to her marriage, one of them her older brother, were fellow passengers from the Britannia who settled on the western prairies.  Did she & her third husband remain at Ascension?

Was her third husband's mother--Catherine VIGÉ--an Acadian?  The VIGÉ family lived at Cap-Sable & on the Maritime islands before Le Grand Dérangement, but none of them appear on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names.  What was her third husband's nationality?  Spanish?  He probably was not Isleño--the Canary Islanders did not reach LA until later in the decade. 

04.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Anne [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed father & brother; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Anne, sa [Olivier TRAHAN's] fille, age 22, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne TRAHAN, his [Olivier TRAHAN's] daughter, age 22, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 54th [50th] Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father & brother; BRDR, 2:238, 703 (ASC-1, 162), her marriage record, calls her Ana TREAN (TRAHAN), calls her husband Luis SORMON (DESORMAUX), "of St. James," gives her parents' names, calls her mother Ysabel LESSIN, gives only his father's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Ignace HAMON & Jean METIO.

05.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Anne TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & no children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 305, 420, her marriage record, calls her Anne TRAHAN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, but lists no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls her Anne TRAHAN, sa [Alexis LEVRON's] femme, age 24, on the embarkation list, & Anne TRAHAN, his [Alexis LEVRON's] wife, age 24, on the complete listing, says she was in the 15th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her husband & no children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says they were married 7 Feb 1785 but gives no place of marriage.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31, 54, 82, 117, 163.

Why does the marriage record of her daughter Delphine LEVRON, dated 21 Oct 1816, in BRDR, 3:562 (ASM-2, 269), call her Ana RICHARD & not TRAHAN?  Was Anne TRAHAN a half-sister of the RICHARD sisters Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marguerite, & Marie?  Note that her mother & the RICHARD sisters' mother bore the same name--Françoise THÉRIOT.  The RICHARD sisters were the family just above hers on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi, widow Élisabeth RICHARD was living with Anne & her husband at Lafourche in 1791, & in 1795 they were next door neighbors.  

06.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 420, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne TRAHAN, & gives her parents' names but not her godparents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 165, Family No. 297, calls her Anne [TRAHAN], gives her parents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Anne, sa [Joachim TRAHAN's] fille, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Anne TRAHAN, his [Joachim TRAHAN's] daughter, age 21, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:112, 703 (ASC-1, 167 & 168), probably her marriage record, calls her Ana TRAHAN, "an Acadian,", calls her husband Josef BUDREAU, "an Acadian," but gives no parents' names or witnesses to her marriage.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 66, 104.  

Why is such a well-documented Acadian immigrant not on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville?  See Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), for the rest of her family.  

Was she the Anne TRAHAN who married Joseph BOUDREAUX at Lafourche in Feb 1786 & was counted with him & a hand full of children in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1795 & 1797?  She was called Isabelle in the 2 censuses, so her name may have been Anne-Isabelle, & the ages sort of fit.

07.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Anne [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, her father's profile in the LA section, calls her Marie-Anne [TRAHAN], & says she was born in 1772 but gives no birthplace; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 306, calls her Anne [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Anne, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] fille, age 12, & Anne TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:749, 762 (SM Ch.: v.4, #75), her marriage record, calls her Anna TRAHAN, calls her husband Jean-Anselm THIBAUDAU, "widr. of Marguerite MELANÇON," gives her but not his parents' names, says her parents were "de Bretagne in France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were August TRAHAN, Charles DUON, & Jean BRUSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:745, 762 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vo. 14, #11), another record of her marriage, calls her Anne TRAHAN "from Belle-isle-en-mer, France," calls her husband Anselme THIBODEAU "from Piecoudechac, Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Olivier LANDRY, Pierre DUGAS, Louis DAUTILLY Batin, Philippe WISSE, & Francisco CASO Y LUENGO; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:911 (Laf. Ch.: v.1, p.19), her death/burial record, calls her Anne TRAHAN, "married to Enselme (Anselme) THIBODEAU," says "she died of a long illness," that she was buried "at age 48 yrs. in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:911 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#42), her succession record, calls her Anne TRAHAN, "wid. of Anselm THIBODEAUX," says she had "seven legitimate children," & gives their spouses & ages. 

The succession record of her husband Anselme THIBODEAUX, dated 13 Mar 1822 in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:917 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#287), calls her Marie Anne, which is probably where Arsenault got the name.  All other sources call her Anne.  Anselme was from Petitcoudiac, the name of which was butchered by the St. Martin Parish clerk in one of their marriage records, cited above. 

08.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Anne TRAHAN.  See also Hebert, D., Acadians in Exile, 560.

09.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Anne-Julie TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 420, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Julie TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, calls them Acadiens, & says her godparents were Julien GUEGUAN & Anne TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 575; BRDR, 2:469, 705 (ASC-2, 10), her marriage record, calls her Julie TRAHANT, calls her husband Joseph LE BLANC, gives her & her his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Chrisostôme TRAHANT [her father or brother] & Jan Battis LEBLANC [his brother].  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 154.  

Where was her husband in Jan 1791?  Notice that she was not listed with her family in the Valenzuéla census of Jan 1788, a few months after her marriage, which makes sense.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 66.  But there she is with her parents & siblings again 3 years later with no mention of a husband.  He was still very much alive then.  Was he visiting somewhere?  Her daughter Marie-Angélique LE BLANC was baptized at New Orleans in Nov 1790, so they may have lived in the city for a time.  See NOAR, 4:187 (SLC, B11, 111). Perhaps she was the one who was not with her spouse & children in Jan 1791 but was on a visit to her parents at Lafourche when the census there was taken.  

A strangely worded burial record, dated 6 Jan 1808, in BRDR, 3:540 (SGA-8, 43), describes the deceased as "Joseph [LEBLANC] Madame, age 34, called Agnos."  Her husband's dit was Agros.  Was this her?  Is so, whoever gave the recording priest her age missed it by a mile. 

10.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153.

11.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Ancelme [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & 2 sisters; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Ancelme, son [Joseph TRAHAN's] fils, journalier, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Anselme TRAHAN, his [Joseph TRAHAN's] son, day laborer, age 19, on the complete listing, says he was in the 52nd Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 2 sisters, & that he was born in 1766 but gives no birthplace.

12.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls him Antoine-Joseph [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & an aunt; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 767, Family No. 902, calls him Antoine-Joseph TRAHAN, says he was born in c1766 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, & says "Marie LEPRINCE, widow of Joseph TRAHAN, and Antoine-Joseph TRAHAN, her son, arrived at St.-Malo from Rochefort with a passport dated September 17, 1772"; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Antoine-Joseph, son [Marie LEPRINCE, veuve TRAHAN's] fils, journallier[sic], age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Antoine-Joseph TRAHAN, son [of Marie LEPRINCE, widow TRAHAN], day laborer, age 19, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 29th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed mother & an aunt; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:577, 762 (SM Ch.: v.4, #159), his marriage record, calls him Antoine-Joseph TRAHAN "of St.-Martin parish 'de l'isla' (from the Island of) De, diocese of La Rochelle, France," calls his wife Marie-Élizabeth MIRE "of St. James at Cabonoces on the Mississippi," gives his & her parents' names, says both of his parents were deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to his marriage were François BROUSSARD, Basile LANDRY, Pierre MIRE, & Jacques FOSTIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:635 (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.50), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph TRAHAN "m. Marie Françoise Isabelle MIRRE," but does not include his parents' names. 

His widowed mother stood as godmother to a TRAHAN cousin at St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, Poitou, France, in Aug 1775.  He was only 9 years old at the time, so he must have been living with her there.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 98, Family No. 191.

13.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Antoinette [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 167, Family No. 300, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Antoinette TRAHAN, but does not list her godparents; Hébert, D., Acadians Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Antoinette, sa [Joseph TRAHAN's] fille, age 2, on the embarkation list, Antonia, su [Josef TRAHAM's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Antoinette TRAHAN, his [Joseph TRAHAN's] daughter, age 2, on the complete listing, says she was in the 18th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her parents & a brother, & that she was baptized in 1782 but gives no place of baptism.

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

14.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Augustin TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & a daughter; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 161, Family No. 290, calls him Augustin TRAHAN, says he was born c1733 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he married his wife c1770 but gives no place of marriage, does not give her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Félix, baptized 18 Mar 1766, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daughter Rosalie-Bibianne, baptized 3 Mar 1778, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, died 9 Jul 1778, probably St.-Martin, Chantenay, son Jacques-Augustin, baptized 15 May 1779, St.-Martin, Chantenay, died 1 Sep 1779, probably St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Pierre, died age 8 & buried 20 Feb 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 282, 420, his marriage record, calls him Augustin TRAHAN, 28 yrs. old, calls his wife Bibienne LEBLANC, 20 yrs. old, gives his & her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & does not list the witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Augustin TRAHAN, charpentier age 50, on the embarkation list, & Augustin TRAHAN, carpenter, age 50, on the complete listing, says he was in the 20th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with is wife & a daughter, & details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, but does not give the place of marriage.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:110. 

Nicolas-Gabriel ALBERT, who lived with him & his daughter at Lafourche in 1795 was son of Nicolas-Gabriel ALBERT, père, a Frenchman from Île d'Oléron, & Marie-Marthe BENOIT, an Acadian.  They had come to LA from France in 1785 aboard the last of the Seven Ships, La Caroline, & settled at the established Acadian community of St.-Jacques, on the river above New Orleans.  Nicolas-Gabriel, fils, born at Châteauneuf in Poitou, was 12 when he came to LA.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 108-09.  In Nov 1800, at age 26, Nicolas, fils married Madeleine, daughter of Jean BOURG, also a refugee from France, at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche, & began a new line of the ALBERT family in the Bayou State.  

15.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Augustin [TRAHAN], & lists him with his father & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 165, Family No. 297, calls him Augustin [TRAHAN], & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Augustin TRAHAN, son [Joachim TRAHAN's] fils, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Augustin TRAHAN, his [Joachim TRAHAN's] son, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his father & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:326, 762-63 (SM Ch.: v.4, #84), his marriage record, calls him Augustin TRAHAN, calls his wife Angela FOSTIN, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Paul TRAHAN, Jacques FOSTIN, & Jean TRAHAN [probably his brother]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:762 (SM Ch.: v.4, #225), his death/burial record, calls him Auguste TRAHAN, "of Belle isle en Mer, in France," gives his parents' names, says he was buried "at age 35 yrs.," but mentions no wife.  

His wife's parents' names can be found in son Jacques's baptismal record, dated 6 Aug 1797, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:767 (SM Ch.: v.4, #914).  How was Augustin kin to his mother-in-law? 

16.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Augustine-Pélagie TRAHAN, & lists her with her widowed mother & no siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 420, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Augustine-Pélagie TRAHAN, & gives her parents' but not her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile, 58-59, calls her Augustine-Pélagie, sa [Marguerite TRAHAN, veuve's] fille, age 12, on the embarkation list, & Augustine-Pélagie TRAHAN, her [Marguerite TRAHAN, widow's] dgtr., age 12, on the complete listing, says she was in the 13th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her widowed mother & no siblings, & that she was born 28 Aug 1772 at Morlaix.

What happened to her in LA after Jan 1788?

17.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Brigitte TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:423, 703 (ASC-1, 133), the record of her first marriage, calls her Brigita TRAHAN, calls her husband Étiene LANDRY, gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Brigita LANDRY, says his parents were "Acadians," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Vincent LANDRY & Pierre LEBLANC; BRDR, 2:139, 703 (ASC-2, 8), the record of her second marriage, calls her Brigitte TRAHANT, "widow of Estevan LANDRI," calls her husband Philippe BOURIER (BOUDIER) of Paris," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Grégoire LEBLANC & Pierre LANDRY.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 151a; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 4, 17.

Her estimated birth year is from the ages in the Cabanocé & Ascension censuses or 1769, 1770, & 1777, not the Spanish report of Feb 1768.  

Note that the Ascension priest who recorded her first marriage calls her mother Brigita LANDRY, not Marguerite THIBODEAUX.  Evidently Brigitte LANDRY was her father's first wife.   Note also that in 1769 & 1770, Brigitte, still a girl and now an orphan, was living with the family of Vincent LANDRY, probably her maternal uncle.  Vincent's parents were probably Pierre LANDRY & Anne-Marie DOUCET of Pigiguit, so Brigitte's mother likely was from Pigiguit.  Brigitte's father may have been from that settlement, too. 

Her third husband, Jean GOUSMAN, was Acadian by virtue of his having lived at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, on the eve of Le Grand Dérangement.  He married his first wife, Marie BARRIEAU, there and remarried to his second wife, Rose BONNEVIE, also an Acadian, at Restigouche in Jan 1760.  They ended up as prisoners at Halifax &, after the war ended in 1763, went to the French island of Miquelon.  The French, thinking Miquelon was too crowded, transported Jean, his family, & other Acadians on the island to St.-Malo in 1772.  They did not return to Miquelon, as many islanders did, but emigrated to LA on one of the Seven Ships in 1785.  Marsha Schneider Ladner, a GOUSMAN descendant, has found no marriage record for Jean & Brigitte, but they did have a son named Jean, born at San Bernardo in c1793.  Jean III married into a prominent French Creole family and settled in St. Tammany Parish, north of New Orleans, in the early 1820s--the only Acadian, as far as I know, who settled there during the antebellum period.  Mrs. Ladner has found a civil record in St. Bernard Parish that refers to "'Widow Gusman, Brigitte TRAPAN, of St. Bernard, in the City (New Orleans) for this day,' when she gran[ted] her power of Atty to Renato LEROUX (her son in law) in July 1801."

18.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Catherine [TRAHAN], & lists her with her father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 420, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Catherine TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Charles DROUAL & Catherine QUEREL; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 165, Family No. 297, calls her Catherine [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Catherine, sa [Joachim TRAHAN's] fille, age 12, on the embarkation list, & Catherine TRAHAN, his [Joachim TRAHAN's] daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, says she was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father & 5 siblings, & says she was born 24 Apr 1773 but gives no birthplace; Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:125, 763 (SM Ch.: v.4, #79), the record of her first marriage, calls her Catherine TRAHAN "de la Cadie," calls her husband Claude BROUSSARD, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Louis DESHORMAUX, Pierre HÉBERT, & ___ LABOVE; Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 3:633 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Mar. #83), the record of her second marriage, calls her Catherine TRAHAN, "wid. of Grand BROUSSARD," calls her husband François MEAUX, but gives no parents' names or witnesses to her marriage.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28.

Why is she not in the Lafourche census of Jan 1788 with her other unmarried siblings?  She would have been only 15 years old then.  

Her first husband was a son of famous Acadian freedom fighter Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil.  Did she move from the river to Bayou Teche not long before their marriage? 

19.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Charles TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2602, the LA Section, calls him Charles TRAHAN, says he was born in 1727, gives his parents' names, says they were from Pigiguit, details his first marriage, says her parents were Pierre LANDRY & Marguerite FOREST, details his second marriage but does not include his wife's parents' names, says he was deported to Maryland & was living in LA in 1776, & lists his children as, by his first wife, Charles, born in c1766.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 151a; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437.

His first wife's name also can be found in the record of daughter Brigitte's first marriage, dated 2 May 1776, in BRDR, 2:703 (ASC-1, 133), which calls the bride's parents Charles [TRAHAN] & Brigita LANDRY.  In 1769 & 1770, Brigitte was a young orphan living with the family of Vincent LANDRY, who was from Pigiguit.  If Vincent was Brigitte's maternal uncle, it is likely that Brigitte's parents also were from Pigiguit. 

His wife Marguerite was pregnant on the voyage from Port-Tobacco, MD, to New Orleans & gave birth to daughter Marie-Madeleine on 4 Jun 1768 at either New Orleans or Fort San Luìs de Natchez, which the BREAU party reached in Mar.  The baby was baptized at New Orleans a week after her birth, so Charles & his family may have remained at New Orleans, unless a New Orleans priest accompanied the Acadians to Fort San Luìs.  After Spanish General Alejandro O'REILLY released the Acadians from Natchez in early 1769, we find daughter Brigitte as a 12-year-old orphan in the household of Vincent LANDRY at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques in Sep; her mother was a LANDRY, so Vincent probably was her uncle.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176.  Does that mean that Charles & Marguerite were dead by then?  

The Carlos TRUHAN on the Attakapas militia list is probably Charles dit Charlitte, his son, not Charles père, because Charles père, if he were still living, would have been 58 year old that year, too old for the militia.  And what evidence is there that Charles, père even went to Attakapas?

20.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Charles TRAHAN; Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:470, 763 (SM Ch.: v.4, #34), his marriage record, calls him Charles TRAHAN "of Maryland in New England," calls his wife Marie LANDRAU, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph MODENA, Baptiste LABAUVE, & Iside (perhaps Isidore) BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:633 (SM Ch.: v.5, p.79, #5), his death/burial record, calls him Charles TRAHAN "of Marilland m. Marie LANDROZ," but does not give his parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 418, 437; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 8. 

His dit can be found in daughter Marie Anastasie's marriage record, dated 6 Feb 1826, in Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:755 (SM Ch.: v.7, #18). 

Charles's family came to LA with the BREAU party from Port Tobacco, MD, in Feb 1768.  One of the party's leaders, Alexis BREAU, was married to Madeleine TRAHAN, Charles's paternal aunt.  Spanish Gov. ULLOA forced them to go to the distant settlement of Fort San Luìs de Natchez, which the BREAU party reached in Mar; Charles appears on the list of Acadians at San Luìs de Natchez, dated Feb 1768.  However, Charles dit Charlitte's mother was pregnant on the voyage from MD to LA & gave birth to sister Marie-Madeleine in Jun.  The baby was baptized at New Orleans a week or so after her birth, so Charles dit Charlitte & his family may have remained in the city, unless a New Orleans priest accompanied the BREAU party to Fort San Luìs.  ULLOA's successor, General Alejandro O'REILLY, released the Acadians from Natchez in early 1769.  Older sister Brigitte was counted as a 12-year-old orphan in the household of Vincent LANDRY at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques in Sep 1769.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176.  Where was Charles dit Charlitte, who would have been only 3 years old then?  Brigitte married Étienne, son of Abraham LANDRY, at Ascension, upriver from St.-Jacques, in 1776.  A year later, in 1777, she was counted with her husband at Ascension, and with her was brother Firmin, age 12.  Charles dit Charlitte was counted with his uncle Alexis BREAU & aunt Madeleine TRAHAN, so his parents evidently had died by then.  He does not reappear in LA records again until Aug 1789, on a militia record at Attakapas, & in his marriage record at Attakapas that same month.  When did he move from the river to Attakapas, & why?  He turned 21 in c1787, so he probably did not go to the prairie district until the 1780s. 

Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A & subsequent vols., prefers the spelling LANDRAUD for his wife Marie's family.  Her mother, Geneviève HÉBERT, came to LA from MD in 1767 & married her father probably at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he was called François ANDRO in the 1769 census.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178.  He was not Acadian.  The baptismal record of son Nicolas-Denis, dated 1 Nov 1796, in Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:764 (SM Ch.: v.4, #813), calls the boy's maternal grandfather François LANDRAUD.  (Nicolas-Denis's baptismal record also says that his father was "of Maryland.")  However, the baptismal records of Charles's daughters Dénise & Claire, dated 25 Dec 1798 & 5 Apr 1801, in Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:764 (SM Ch.: v.5, #110; SM Ch.: v.5, #356), call the girls' maternal grandfather Joseph DEROUAN & DEROUEN "of Canada."  So what was Charles's father-in-law's name, François ANDRÉ/ANDRO/LANDRAUD or Joseph DEROUEN?  Very confusing. 

21.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Chrisostôme TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 575; BRDR, 3:832 (ASM-3, 108), his death/burial record, calls him Chrisostomo TRAHAN, "age 75 yrs. of Acadia, widower of Ane GRANGE," but does not give his parents names.

22.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Claire TRAHAN veuve Charles BREAU.  See also White, DGFA-1, 1539; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 97; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.

For her land grant at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 134, dated May 1768, which calls her "Clara BRO, widow, with 4 children," & says she received 5 arpents frontage. 

For her death, see also Piernas to Ulloa, dated 11 Jun 1768, in ibid., p. 142, which calls her "Clara BRO, an Acadian, 62 years old and already sick before she left her country [Maryland].  She was buried at this fort on the seventh of this month."   

Her two older daughters who came with her to LA, Élisabeth & Anne-Gertrude BREAU, became Ursuline nuns soon after Claire died. 

23.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Eustache TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & no children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 287, 421 (Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs), his marriage record, calls him Eustache TRAHAN de l'Assomption en Acadie, which was Pigiguit, gives his but not his wife's parents' names, says she was from St.-Charles en Acadie, which was Grand-Pré, & gives her first husband's name; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Eustache TRAHAN, charpentier, age 40, on the embarkation list, & Eustache TRAHAN, carpenter, age 40, on the complete listing, says he was in the 2nd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his wife & no children, & details his marriage, including his but not his wife's parents' names, & says he & his wife were married in 1766 but gives no place of marriage.  

What happened to him & his wife in LA?  Did they survive the crossing from France?  The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi has not survived, unfortunately.  Did they die soon after reaching the colony?  She was one of 22 children, 17 by his second wife, of René LeBlanc, the Grand-Pré notary, who is a character in Longfellow's Evangeline

24.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Félicité [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 164, Family No. 295, calls her Félicité [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls her Félicité, sa [Jean TRAHAN's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Félicité TRAHAN, his [Jean TRAHAN's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 42nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:97-98, 764-65 (SM Ch.: v.4, #164), her marriage record, calls her Félicité TRAHAN "of Belle-Isle-en-Mer, France," calls her husband Joseph-Laurent BOURG "of Chantenay, of Diocese of Nantes, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean TRAHAN, "bride's father," Lucien BOURQUE, "hermano major ([his] oldest brother)," Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, & William HARGRAVE.

Her full name can be found in daughter Marguerite BOURG's marriage record, dated 26 Apr 1814, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:122-23 (SM Ch.: v.5, #331).

She & her sister Marie-Louise married brothers on the same day at the same place. 

25.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Félicité [TRAHAN], & lists her with her father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 424, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Félicité TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marie-Josèphe DUON, & says her godparents were Pierre LE GAULT & Marie-Blanche TRAHAN (her older half-sister); Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 165, Family No. 297, calls her Félicité [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Félicité, sa [Joachim TRAHAN's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Félicité TRAHAN, his [Joachim TRAHAN's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, says she was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father & 5 siblings, &, calling her Marie-Félicité, says she was born 16 Jan 1770 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:146, 704 (SJA-2, 6), her marriage record, calls her Félicitas TRAHAN, calls her husband Horé & Honoré BRO, gives her & his parents' names, calls her parents Guese [TRAHAN] & Marie DUON "of Belle Isle," says his parents were "of Maryland," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Horé BRO & Maria BRO.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28, 55, 84, 118, 162; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:385 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #21-A), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Félicité TRAHAN m. Joseph Honoré BRAUX, & says she died "at age 77 yrs." on 22 Jan 1842, but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:385 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1842), her succession inventory record, calls her Marie Félicité TRAHAN m. d.Joseph Honoré BRAUX, says she died on 22 Jun 1842, & lists her children.

Notice that she did not move to the Attakapas District with her brothers Augustin & Jean-Marie & her sister Catherine.  Her sister Anne also remained on the Lafourche.  

Her marriage at St.-Jacques seems to be the only break from her residence on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Her father-in-law was one of the leaders of the BREAU party that came to LA from Port Tobacco, MD, in 1768 & ran afoul of Spanish Gov. ULLOA.  How closely kin was she to her husband, whose mother was a TRAHAN? 

26.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Firmin TRAHAN.  

27.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him François-Marie [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 421, his birth/baptismal record, calls him François-Marie TRAHAN, gives his parents' names but not give godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls him François-Marie, son [Anne GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fils, journallier, age 12, on the embarkation list, Franco, hijo de Anan GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & François-Marie TRAHAN, son [of Anne GRANGER, widow TRAHAN's], day laborer, age 12, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 7th Family aboard Le Beaumont with is mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 3:550, 833 (SGA-14, 50), his marriage record, calls him Francisco TRAHAN, calls his wife Maria/Marie Magdeline LEBLANC, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean Baptista TRAHAN, Jean Baptiste DAIGLE, & François DILHAC; BRDR, 4:532 (SJO-11, 5), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him François TRAHAN, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death.   

28.  Wall of Names, 26, calls her Françoise TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:297, 704 (PCP-2, part 2, 140), the record of her first marriage, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, calls her husband Jacques FORTIN "of Illinois," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Augustin GERVENBERG & Gérald de VERBOIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:326, 765 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.27), another record of her first marriage, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, calls her husband Jacques FOSTIN "of Illinois," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BORDA, ____ de VERBOIS, _____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEN, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:326-27, 766 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.20), yet another record of her first marriage, calls her Françoise TRAHAN "of Attkapas," calls her husband Jacques FOSTIN "of Illinois and now of Attakapas," gives her & his parents' names, says the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEU, & Joseph LANDRY, & that the presiding priest was Fr. IRENEE of Pointe Coupée; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:214, 766 (SM Ch.: v.4, #149), the record of her second marriage, calls her Françoise TRAHAN "of Acadie, wid. of Jacques FOSTIN," calls her husband Simon-Pierre DAIGLE "of Belle Isle en Mer," gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Euphrosine FOSTIN, says all parents were "of Acadia/Acadie," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Michel TRAHAN, Basile LANDRY, & Louis CHEMIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:752 (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.36, #107), her death/burial record, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, "spouse in a second marriage to Simon DEGLE (DAIGLE)," says she died "at 7:30 at age 81 years," that she was buried "in the church cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:752 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#125), her succession record, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, "m.1st to dec. Jacques FOSTIN, Sr.  m.2nd to dec. Simon DAIGLE."   See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 21; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1785, 6. 

Her first marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because, even though Attakapas had a parish of its own since 1765, it did not always have a resident priest, especially from the late 1760s into the early 1780s, so the Pointe Coupée priest acted as a missionary to the prairie settlements during that time.  

De Ville, cited above, speculates that "Jh" in the Attakapas census of 1785 meant Joseph, but her husband's name was Jacques.

29.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 10L), calls him Françoise TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 4 children, with the notation:  suplement a la liste des Acadiens embarques dans le navire Le St. Remy pour la Nouvelle Orleans [additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le St.-Rémi bound for New Orleans]; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 120, Family No. 220, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, says she was born in 1737 at Rivière-aux-Canards, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says her husband was born 3 Aug 1734 at St.-Charles-aux-Mines, gives his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Anne LEBLANC, died at age 4 years & buried 4 Aug 1777, St.-Jacques, Nantes, daughter Françoise LEBLANC, baptized 13 Jul 1778, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, daughter Anne-Marie LEBLANC, baptized 22 Jun 1780, St.-Sébastien, Nantes, daughter Mathurine-Françoise LEBLANC, baptized 8 Nov 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Yves LEBLANC, died age 13 & buried 20 Dec 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 60-61, calls her Francoise TRAHAN, sa [Pierre LEBLANC's] femme, age 47, on the embarkation list, & Françoise TRAHAN, his [Pierre LEBLANC's] wife, age 47, on the complete listing, says she was in the 3rd Family on Supplément à la liste des Acadiens embarqués dans le navire Le Saint-Rémi pour la nouvelle-orleans [Additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le Saint-Rémi bound for New Orleans] with her husband & 4 children, & details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says they married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage.

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

30.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Françoise TRAHAN veuve Pasqual HÉBERT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:271, 765 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio D, #16), investigation for her second marriage, dated 25 Jun 1797, calls her Françoise TRAHAN "of this parish, of Acadia, widow of Pierre TRAHAN (record says Pierre HÉBERT in another place)," says it is "'Informacion de Solteria Producdia' (Marriage Investigation regarding the freedom to marry)," calls her husband Charles DUGA, "in this parish, of Acadia, widower of Marguerite GRANGER," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," that the "Assistant Wits" to the marriage investigation were Jean BERARD & Louis CHEMIN, "sacristan," & that the witnesses were Jean BABIN & Joseph GRANGER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:271, 766 (SM Ch.: v.4, #145), the record of her second marriage, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, "wid. of Pierre HÉBERT, of Acadie," calls her husband Charles DUGA, "veuf of Marguerite GRANGER," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Louis CHEMIN, "sacristan," Pierre RICHARD, & Pierre TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:270, 765 (NI Ch.: OA-#4), 9:432, 442 (NI Ch.: OA Folio #4 & SM Ch.: v.4, #145), another record of her second marriage, calls her Françoise TRAHANT, "born in Acadie, widow of Pierre TRAHAN, calls her husband Charles DUGAS, "born in Acadie, widower of Marguerite GRANGER," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadie," but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:765-66 (SM Ch.: v.4, #190), her death/burial record, calls her Françoise TRAHAN "of Acadie, ... m.(2) Charles TRAHAN[sic]," & gives her parents' names.

When did she leave the river & move to the western prairies? 

Why does a record of her second marriage call her first husband Pierre & not Pasqual HÉBERT & another calls him Pierre TRAHAN?  Strange. 

31.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Barbe [TRAHAN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 421, her birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls her Françoise-Barbe TRAHAN, & gives her parents' but not her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-56, calls her Barbe, sa [Marin TRAHAN's] fille, age 11, on the embarkation list, & Barbe TRAHAN, his [Marin TRAHAN's] daughter, age 11, on the complete listing, & says s he was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:493, 704 (ASM-2, 5), her marriage record, calls her Francisca-Maria-Barbara TRAHAN, calls her husband Alexo LEJEUNE, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Morlaix in Britany, France" & his "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan LEJEUNE [his brother] & Juan Bautista TRAHAN [her brother]; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:519 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1835), her succession inventory record, calls her Barbe TRAHAN m. Alexis LEJEUNE, gives her death date, lists her children & their spouses, & gives her husband's death date.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 84, 117.  

Only her marriage records adds Marie to her name.  Her baptismal record is followed here. 

Note the remarkable contrast in her name, her ages, & the gender of her child in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1797 & 1798.  It is as though there were 2 different women here, but there is no evidence that Alexis LEJEUNE remarried.  See BRDR, 2:493-94 (ASM-1, 208), for the baptismal record of son Alexis-Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE, born to this couple at Assumption in Jun 1801.  Alexis died in Lafourche Interior Parish in Nov 1835, 2 1/2 years after Barbe died.  See Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:519 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1835), his succession record, which calls her Barbe TRAHAN, gives her death date as well as his, & lists their children. 

32.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Geneviève [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, her father's profile in the LA section, calls her Geneviève [TRAHAN], & says she was born in 1762 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Geneviève, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] fille, age 23, on the embarkation list, & Geneviève TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] daughter, age 23, on the complete listing, & was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:584, 766 (SM Ch.: v.3, #152), her marriage record, calls her Geneviève TRAHAN "of Neder Prelle(?), 'la vieille Angleterre' (old England)," calls her husband Jean-Baptiste MORIN "du Canada, Paroisse St.-Pierre," gives her & his parents' names, says she was a minor daughter & he a minor son, that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were François BOUDRO, Paul TRAHAN, Joseph HÉBERT, & Joseph DUHON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:766 (SM Ch.: v.4, #13), her death/burial record, calls her Geneviève TRAHAN, "of France m. Jean-Baptiste MORIN," does not give her parents' names, & says she died "at age 25 yrs."  

Her family was at Liverpool, England, in 1762, so that is her likely birthplace.  According to Arsenault, p. 2604, she was her parents' second child.  

Considering her age at the time of her death & the fact that she died not quite 11 months after her wedding date, she probably succumbed to complications of childbirth.  Her husband remarried in Sep 1788, less than a year after her death.  His second wife, Marie-Marguerite MARKS, a German Creole, gave him many children.  

33.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Germain TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2602, 2605, says he was born in 1758; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:172, 766 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.2, #218), his marriage record, calls him Germain TRAHAN, "resident of this Post," calls his wife Marie-Marthe CASTILLE, "native of Maryland in English America," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "native of the Province of Acadie," calls him a major son, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Silvain BROUSSARD, Charles GUILBEAU, Mr. DUCRET, "major of this Post," & Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC;  BRDR, 2:704 (SGA-5, 55), his death/burial record, calls him Germain TRAHAN, "age about 30 years, husband of Marthe CASTILLE," but does not give his parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 17; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 15; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 10.

Had he moved to St.-Gabriel after his marriage?  If not, what was he doing there at the time of his death?  His wife remarried to Laurent DUCREST in Apr 1787.  One wonders if this was the Major DUCREST who witnessed his marriage. 

34.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Grégoire [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed father & sister; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Grégoire, son [Olivier TRAHAN's] fils, cordonnier, age 18, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Grégoire TRAHAN, his [Olivier TRAHAN's] son, shoemaker, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 54th [50th] Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed father & sister.

What happened to him in LA after Jan 1788?

35.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Honoré TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1449, 2603, calls him Honoré TRAHAN, says he was born in 1726, son of Jean [TRAHAN] & Marie GIROUARD of Pigiguit, says he married Marie CORPORON, daughter of Martin [CORPORON] & Marie JOSEPH in c1746 but gives no place of marriage, that he was deported to MD, was counted there in 1763 with his wife, their children, & young orphan Antoine LEJEUNE, that he died at Attakapas in 1791, & lists his children as Marie, born in 1747, Pierre in 1750, Marguerite in 1752, Jean in c1753, & Joseph in c1754, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:767 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.14), his death/burial record, calls him Honoré TRAHAN, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:49; De Ville, Mississippi Valley Melange, 1:40; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 25; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

White, DGFA-1, 415, profile of his wife, says that Marie, daughter of Martin CORPORON & his second wife Marie-Josèphe VIGER, married Honoré TRAHAN, son of Étienne TRAHAN & Françoise ROY, in c1746 but gives no place of marriage, so Honoré's parents were not Jean TRAHAN & Marie GIROUARD, as Arsenault claims.  Actually, Jean was Étienne's twin brother.  Arsenault simply mixed up the families.  The same holds true for Honoré's sister Marguerite, mother of the LEJEUNE orphans.  See Arsenault, 1443-44; White, 1538. 

When exactly did Honoré & Marie leave the Minas Basin & go to Île Royale?  The 1752 Île Royale census gives a hint that it was in c1749, which was the same year the British built their stronghold at Halifax, across the peninsula from Pigiguit.  Was this a factor in their moving?  Son Pierre was born at Louisbourg in c1750, so here is another clue. 

For his & his family's wanderings from 1754-63, see Guidry, "Guédrys Exiled to North Carolina" in The Guédry-Labine Family website.  The ship that took them from Halifax to NC in Dec 1755 was the Providence

He served as witnesses to the third marriage of sister Anne at Ascension in Sep 1772.  Was he already living on the prairies & crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to attend the wedding, or was he living near her at Ascension & did not move to the prairies until later?  Note that he does not appear in an Opelousas census until Oct 1774. 

The Oct 1774 census at Opelousas did not list wives, only children, slaves, cattle, horses & mules, & swine. 

36.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Jean TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1581, the Chipoudy/Petitcoudiac section, calls him Jean TRAHAN, says he was born in 1719 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says they were from Pigiguit, & details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2602, the LA section, calls him Jean TRAHAN, says he was born in 1719 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says they were from Grand-Pré, that he married Marguerite BROUSSARD in c1744 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names, lists their children as Madeleine, born in c1750, Marguerite in c1755, & Germain in c1758, but gives no birthplaces, & says he died on 10 Aug 1799 at Attakapas; BRDR, 1a(rev.):194 (SGA-2, 12), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean TRAHAN, calls his parents René TRAHAN & Élisabeth DAROIS, & says his godparents were Jacques LEBLANC & Marie BOUDROT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:767, his death/burial record, calls his mother Isabelle JÉRÔME.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 7, 17, 53; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1785, 7.  

Jérôme was his mother's father's given name & the dit for that branch of the DAROIS family.  

His sister Ursule married his wife's brother, Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD. 

Why does his burial record exaggerate his age by 15 years?  Was this the fault of family members who did not know the true age of their patriarch? 

37.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean TRAHAN, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Jean TRAHAN, marin, age 35, on the embarkation list, Juan TRAHAM, on the debarkation list, & Jean TRAHAN, sailor, age 35, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 25th "Family" aboard Le Bon Papa with no one else; BRDR, 2:622, 705 (ASC-2, 14), perhaps his marriage record, calls him Juan-Bautista TRAHANT, calls his wife Isabelle RICHARD, does not give any parents' names but says all parents "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Charle RICHARD [her brother] & Alexis LE BRON.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31.  

The priest at Ascension in the late 1780s generally did not bother to give parents' names in the marriages he recorded, so Jean TRAHAN's marriage to Élisabeth/Isabelle RICHARD is only an educated guess.  His age is right for the union, & all other Jean/Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN's are accounted for.  If he was the Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN who married Élisabeth RICHARD at Lafourche in May 1788, he would have been the father of her children Pierre TRAHAN, born in c1788, Jean TRAHAN in c1794, & Anne TRAHAN in c1792, based on ages found in the 1795 Lafourche valley census, though his wife's being called a widow in the 1791 Valenzuéla census makes no sense in light of the ages given for Jean & Anne 4 years later.  See Robichaux, 54, 163.

Evidence indicates that he was the Jean, son of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne THÉRIOT, age 3 (b.c1749), counted at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, in Aug 1752.  See De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:110.  Jean's family was deported to France in late 1758, evidently landing at Boulogne-sur-Mer, where his father died in Nov 1759.  See White, DGFA-1, 1539.  His mother was counted at Rochefort in 1770 & died soon afterwards.  See White, 1500.  These are port cities, so it stands to reason that Jean would become a sailor in the mother country.  Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 509, shows a Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, who had obtained his majority, counted with the family of Jean-Baptiste BOUDROT & Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN at Nantes in Sep 1784.  A Marie-Modeste, daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne THÉRIOT & 36-year-old wife of Jean-Baptiste BOUDROT, sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, but a Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN was not listed with them.  Marie-Modeste doubtlessly was the Marie, age 5 (b.c1747), with Joseph TRAHAN's family on Île St.-Jean in Aug 1752, so the Jean TRAHAN, sailor, of Le Bon Papa, likely was her brother Jean-Baptiste. 

38.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Jean-Athanase TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:632 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #318), his succession record, calls him Athanase TRAHAN m. Magdeleine THIBODEAUX.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 21.

Where is his marriage record?  Who were his wife's parents?

39.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Jean-Baptiste [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, calls him Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, says he was born in 1760 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says his mother was Josephine GRANGER & that his parents were from Belle-Île-en-Mer, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, but lists no children for them; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 577-78, the Belle-Île-en-Mer section; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Jean-Baptiste, son [Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fils, charpentier, age 25, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista TRAHAM, hijo de Maria Josefa GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, son [of Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, widow TRAHAN], carpenter, age 25, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & 3 siblings, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, but does not give the place of marriage; BRDR, 2:212, 705 (SGA-14, 3, #7), his marriage record, calls him Juan-Baptiste TRAHANT, calls his wife Ana-Genovefa DAIGLE, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of England," but gives no witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 4:532 (SJO-11, 12), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him J. Bapt. TRAHAN, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death.  See also Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 307; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 524.  

He & his wife were living at the southern edge of Baton Rouge District when they married.  It was recorded at St.-Gabriel because there was no church at Baton Rouge until 1793, so couples in the Baton Rouge area were married by priests either from Pointe Coupée, upriver, or St.-Gabriel, downriver, until it got its own church.  

40.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & 4 children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 163-64, Family No. 295, calls him Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, details his birth, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says she was born in 1741 at Pigiguit, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Charles-Marie, died age 13 mos. & buried 1 Mar 1778, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & daughter Marguerite-Jeanne, baptized 29 Aug 1779, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, died 23 Sep 1780, place not given but probably St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls him Jean TRAHAN, laboureur, age 43[sic], on the embarkation list, & Jean TRAHAN, plowman, age 49, on the complete listing, says he was in the 42nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 4 children, says son Jean-Michel was born 21 Aug 1764 but gives no birthplace, & daughter Marie-Louise was born 27 Aug 1768 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:711 (SM Ch.: v.4, #542), his death/burial record, calls him Jean TRAHAN, "of Acadia," says he died "suddenly at the residence of Charles BOURG, his son-in-law of Vermillion ... at age 77 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:711 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #29), his succession record, calls him Jean Baptiste TRAHAN. 

Son Jean-Michel was born at Morlaix in Aug 1764.  Two of his daughters, Marie-Louise & Félicité, were born on Belle-Île-en-Mer in c1769 & c1771.  The family probably was still on the island in the early 1770s when Acadians at St.-Malo & other port cities participated in the Poitou settlement scheme.  

41.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, & lists him singly, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls him Jean-Bte TRAHAN, charpentier age 34, on the embarkation list, & Pierre[sic]-Baptiste TRAHAN, carpenter, age 34, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 10th "Family" of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with no one else; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:767, 771 (SM Ch.: v.3, #36),  the record of his first marriage, dated 3 Jan 1785, calls him Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN "of la veille Angleterre (old England - Britain)," calls his wife Marie-Françoise TRAHAN "d'Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, says he was a minor son of Jean TRAHAN & Magdelaine HÉBERT, says his wife was a minor daughter, that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, but lists no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:519, 635 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Mar. #81), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, "widr. of Marie TRAHAN," calls his wife Françoise PITRE, "wid. of Joseph TRAHAN," but does not give any parents' names or list any witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:635 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.145), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, says he died "at age 80 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 417.  

But there are some serious conflicts in the sources cited above that must be sorted out.  The marriage date--3 Jan 1785--for Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, fils & Marie-Françoise TRAHAN of Attakapas, cited above, & the baptismal record of son Jean-Baptiste III, dated 25 Dec 1785, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:767 (SM Ch.: v.3, #89), which says the boy was born on 2 Jun 1785, pose a problem with Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, fils's arrival date.  If he married at Attakapas in Jan 1785 & his son was born there the following Jun, then he could not have come to LA in Sep 1785 aboard Le St.-Rémi.  If he had married a girl who had come to the colony from France, one could conclude that they were "married" in France before they left the mother country & that their son was born just before they left St.-Malo & was not baptized until after they reached LA.  But that was not the case.  Marie-Françoise TRAHAN was a native of LA whose family had come to the colony in 1765. 

There are other nagging conflicts in the evidence cited above:  Why does Father Hébert in his "complete listing" of Acadian Families in Exile 1785, p. 58, change the first name of Jean Bte TRAHAN to Pierre-Baptiste but gives no reason for the change in his "other references" section on p. 59?  If the single-listed Jean-Bte./Pierre-Baptiste TRAHAN who came to LA on Le St.-Rémi was, as the embarkation list says, age 34 in 1785, that would give him an estimated birth year of c1751, which means that, if he were Acadian, he would have been born somewhere in Acadia.  But Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père & Marie-Modeste HÉBERT were married in Jan 1757 at Liverpool, England.  Is the age given on the embarkation list, cited above, a notation or transcription error?  Was Jean-Bte./Pierre-Baptiste TRAHAN of Le St.-Rémi actually 24 in 1785, not 34, & was born in c1761, not c1751?  What happened to Pierre-Baptiste TRAHAN?  No such name appears on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names. 

So the question must be asked:  Were the Jean-Baptiste of Attakapas, son of Jean TRAHAN & Madeleine HÉBERT & husband of Marie-Françoise TRAHAN, & the Jean-Bte./Pierre-Baptiste TRAHAN who came to LA in Sep 1785 aboard Le St.-Rémi, the same fellow, or were they different people?  As the embarkation list for Le St.-Rémi shows, Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT, was not listed with the family--No. 42--that included his parents & siblings.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53.  If the Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN who married at Attakapas in Jan 1785 & the Jean-Baptiste/Pierre-Baptiste TRAHAN on Le St.-Rémi were not the same person, when did Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, fils, husband of Marie-Françoise TRAHAN, come to LA?  Was he a sailor in France who came to the colony on his own in the early 1780s?  If so, he would have been a rare Acadian indeed. 

No matter, there is plenty of evidence to conclude that Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père & Marie-Modeste HÉBERT, did come to LA; when he got there is the mystery.  And the evidence is clear that he was the one who married Marie-Françoise TRAHAN.  Baptismal records of Jean-Baptiste, fils & Marie-Françoise's daughters Marie-Isabelle, Marguerite, Rosalie, & Pélagie, dated 27 May 1798, 7 May 1800, & 11 May 1801, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:771-72, 1-B:715-16 (SM Ch.: v.5, #53, #258, #259, & #375), say that the girls' father was from Liverpool, England, & that their paternal grandparents were Jean TRAHAN & Madeleine HÉBERT of Acadia.  Liverpool, remember, was where Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT were married in Jan 1757.  The godparents of Jean-Baptiste, fils's daughter Marguerite were Pierre TRAHAN & Augustine AUCOIN.  Guess who were the parents of Pierre TRAHAN, husband of Anne-Augustine AUCOIN?  Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père & Marie-Modeste HÉBERT.  Note also that in the marriage records of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, père & Marie-Modeste HÉBERT's other children--Jeanne-Félicité, Jean-Michel, Marie-Louise, & Pierre, all found in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A--their parents are almost invariably called ... Jean TRAHAN & Madeleine HÉBERT. 

The Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN in the Aug 1789 Attakapas militia list was most likely fils & not père because père would have been 54 in 1789, too old for the militia.  Jean-Baptiste, fils would have been 29 years old that year. 

42.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean-Baptiste [TRAHAN], & lists him with his father, stepmother, & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-56, calls him Jean-Bte, son [Marin TRAHAN's] fils, charpentier, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, his [Marin TRAHAN's] son, carpenter, age 21, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his father, stepmother, & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:591, 705 (ASC-2, 15), his marriage record, calls him Juan-Bautista TRAHAN, calls his wife Marie-Magdelena PINETTE, gives hers but not his parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Eustache TRAHAN & Jean-Baptiste DAIGLE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:520 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #709), his death/burial record, dated 30 Sep 1835, calls him Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, says he died "at age 70 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:520 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1835), his succession inventory record, calls him Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, says he died on 29 Sep 1835, does not give his wife's name, says "Many heirs are listed, none are his own children," & lists them as [Marie] Marguerite TRAHAN [his younger sister] m. d.André DUROCHER, Marianne DUROCHER [his niece] m. Florentin BOUDRAUX, d.Barbe TRAHAN [his younger sister] m. Alexis LEJEUNE, Constance LEJEUNE [his niece] m. Joseph MOLAISON, Rosalie LEJEUNE [his niece] m. Joseph August HÉBERT, Marie LEJEUNE [his niece] m. Joseph LEBLANC, Madeleine LEJEUNE [his niece] m. Nicolas THIBODAUX, Melanie TRAHAN [his niece] m. Marcellin THIBODAUX, Constance TRAHAN [his niece] m. Uberville ARCENAUX, & Carmelite TRAHAN [his niece] m. Simonet TRAHAN.

Note that he was a year older than his stepmother.  He & his wife were that rare Acadian couple who had no children of their own, at least none who survived childhood. 

43.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Jean-Chrisostôme TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 422, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, calls him Jean-Chrisosthôme TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, calls his father Jean-Chrisosthôme, but does not gives his godparents' names; BRDR, 2:340-41, 705 (ASM-2, 71), his marriage record, calls him Juan-Bautista/Bautiste TRAHAN "of Nantes, France," calls his wife Magdalena GUÉDRY "of St. James Parish," gives his & her parents' names, calls her mother Ysabel BRAUX, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Thomas de VILLANEUVA & Simon SIMONEAUX; BRDR, 6:622 (ASM-10, 75), his death/burial record, calls him Chrisostôme Thomas TRAHANT, "age 73 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

His wife's mother was Élisabeth COMEAUX, not BREAUX.  

Where did the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial get Thomas as his middle name? 

44.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him François [TRAHAN], & lists him with his father, stepmother, & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 421, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls him François-Marie TRAHAN, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-56, calls him François, son [Marin TRAHAN's] fils, age 7, on the embarkation list, & Francois TRAHAN, his [Marin TRAHAN's] son, age 7, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his father, stepmother, & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:820, 833 (ASM-2, 235), his marriage record, calls him Francisco TRAHAN "of St.-Martin Parish, Morlaix, France," calls his wife Joseph[sic] Amada THIBODAUX, gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Juan Maria TRAHAN [his brother], Joseph DUROGER (DUROCHE) [perhaps his brother-in-law], & François TUREYRA.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 30.

Why did he wait so long to marry?  Why is he not in the Lafourche valley censuses of the 1790s?

45.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean-Marie [TRAHAN], & lists him with his father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Jean-Marie, son [Joachim TRAHAN's] fils, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Marie TRAHAN, his [Joachim TRAHAN's] son, age 10, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his father & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:281, 768 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio D, #3; SM Ch.: v.4, #131), his marriage investigation record, dated 1 Jun 1796, calls him Jean-Marie TRAHAN "of Belle-isle-en-Mer in France, in this parish many years, a Catholic, 20 yrs. old," calls his wife Isabelle DUON "of Lafourche," give his but not her parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia," that he & his prospective wife received dispensation from third degree of consanguinity, that "three banns [were] published or proclaimed at Attakapas on 10 Jul 1796," & that the witnesses to his marriage investigation were Louis CHEMIN, "bedo (sacristan)," Joseph BABIN, Olidon BROUSSARD, & Jean-Baptiste BRUSARD, "of this parish"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:282, 768 (SM Ch.: v.4, #131), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Marie TRAHAN, calls his wife Izabelle DUON, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "de Belisle en mer, Europe in France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Auguste TRAHAN, "hermonos del desposado (brother of the groom), Joseph BOUDREAUD, Jacques FOSTIN, & Paul TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:711 (SM Ch.: v.4, #341), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Marie TRAHAN of this parish, & gives his parents' names but not his wife's name.  

His birthplace is based on the whereabouts of his family in France in the late 1760s, 1770s, & early 1780s.  

Where was he in Jan 1788 if he was not with his older siblings at Lafourche?

46.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean-Marie [TRAHAN], & lists him with his father, stepmother, & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 422, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Joseph-Marie TRAHAN, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-56, calls him Jean-Marie, son [Marin TRAHAN's] fils, age 8, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Marie TRAHAN, his [Marin TRAHAN's] son, age 8, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his father, stepmother, & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:493, 705 (ASM-2, 38), the record of his first marriage, calls him Juan-Maria TRAHAN, calls his wife Adélaïde LEJEUNE, gives his & her parents' names, calls his father Juan-Maria, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Juan LEJEUNE [her brother] & François HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:353, 520 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #395), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean Marie TRAHAN, "native of Morlais, parish of St. Martin in France, widr. of Adélaïde LEJEUNE," calls his wife Marie Anne LEBEUF, "native of St. James on the River, wid. of Narcice MARCEL," gives his & her parents' names, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:520 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #39), his succession inventory record, calls him Jean Marie TRAHAN m. (1)d.Anne Adélaïde LEJEUNE, m.(2) Marianne LEBOEUF," & gives his death date.

47.  Wall of Names, 42, calls him Jean-Paul TRAHAN, & lists him singly; BRDR, 2:496, 704 (SGA-14, 10), his marriage record, calls him Jean TRAHAN, calls his wife Maria-Josefa LEJEUNE, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Malo, France" & hers "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Servand LEJEUNE & Charles BRAUX.  

Baton Rouge did not have a church of its own until 1793.  Before then, priests from Pointe Coupée, upriver, & St.-Gabriel, downriver, administered the sacraments to the settlers around Baton Rouge until it had a church of its own. 

See McMichael, Atlantic Loyalites, 21, 181n44, for a glimpse at a land purchase by Jean-Paul at Baton Rouge.

48.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Joachin TRAHAN, & lists him with 5 children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 165, Family No. 297, calls him Joachim TRAHAN, gives his birth date & place & his parents' names, calls him a ploughman, details his marriages, including his wives' parents' names, says his first wife died at Liverpool in 1757 but does not give her age at the time of her death, that his second wife, born in c1737, died at age 48 & was buried 5 Apr 1785 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, only 2 1/2 months before he & his children set sail for LA, provides the birth/baptism & marriage record of daughter Marie-Blanche by his first wife, born 29 Sep 1755, L'Assomption Pigiguit, married Germain CAILLO, 16 Nov 1785, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Joachim TRAHAN, laboureur, age 50, on the embarkation list, & Joachim TRAHAN, plowman, age 50, on the complete listing, says he was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with no wife & 6 children, calls his wife Marie-Magdalen DUHON, says daughter Marie-Victoire was born 9 Jul 1781 & died 25 Feb 1782 but gives no birth or death place, daughter Catherine was born 24 Apr 1773 but gives no birthplace, daughter Marie-Félicité was born 16 Jan 1770 but gives no birthplace, & daughter Marie-Vincente was born 28 Apr 1784 but gives no birthplace.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28.  

His older daughter Marie-Blanche & her husband seem to have stayed in France in 1785.  

The brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville, insists that his middle name was Hyacinthe.  See daughter Catherine's marriage record, dated 34 Apr 1793, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:763 (SM Ch.: v.4, #79), which calls him Hiacinthe [TRAHAN], the only primary source where I have found this name.  

49.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Joseph TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, journalier, age 59, on the embarkation list, Joseph TRAHAN, on the debarkation list, & Joseph TRAHAN, day laborer, age 59, on the complete listing, says he was in the 52nd Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage but does not give his or his wife's parents' names nor the place of marriage, says son Anselme was born in 1766 but gives no birthplace, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA.  

When did he die?  Where?  Note that he is not in any of the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788-98. 

50.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & 2 children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 162, Family No. 291, profile of his parents' family, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, says he was born c1750 "in the Parish of L'Assomption in Acadie," which was Pigiguit, that he was a domestic & resident of "the Parish of Saint-Nicolas below La Fosse," which was in the city of Nantes; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 166-67, Family No. 300, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, says he was born c1750 at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, gives his parents' names, says he was a carpenter & "resident since several years in the Parish of Saint-Nicolas of Nantes," details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says his wife was also "resident since several years in the Parish of Saint-Nicolas below La Fosse," includes the birth/baptismal records of son Joseph-René, baptized 11 Nov 1780, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & daughter Antoinette, baptized 17 Nov 1782, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, age 44, on the embarkation list, Josef TRAHAM, on the debarkation list, & Joseph TRAHAN, no occupation listed, age 44, on the complete listing, says he was in the 18th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his wife & 2 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & says daughter Antoinette was baptized in 1782 but gives no place of baptism.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:112. 

He was probably a domestic when he was young, & a carpenter when he was grown, though he seems to have become a merchant in LA.

The passenger list of Le Beaumont does not have a special note that Joseph & his family went to the Attakapas District, as it does for several other families from that ship, because he & Marguerite would have gone to Manchac first, with the majority of the passengers from their ship (including Marguerite's family) before they would have moved on to Attakapas.  See the baptismal record of son François-Antoine, dated 29 Dec 1785, in BRDR, 2:704 (SGA-11, 4, #9), which says the boy was born on 2 Dec 1785, probably at Manchac.  This means that Marguerite was pregnant on the voyage over.  McMichael, Atlantic Loyalites, 49, in describing succession inventories for residents of the Baton Rouge District between 1785 & 1794, says:  "Joseph TRAHAN, whose estate suggests that he was a merchant, died with his wealth tied up in land (30 percent), 300 gallons of wine, 260 pounds of coffee, and 300 pounds of sugar."  His inventory suggests he owned no slaves.  So Joseph, at least, did not move on to Attakapas, though son François-Antoine moved there in the early 1800s.  Meanwhile, probably at Baton Rouge, Marguerite remarried to a French-born widower, Jean RAFFRAY of St.-Malo, who had come to LA aboard La Ville d'Archangel as a crewmember & married an Acadian from that ship.  Marguerite & Jean settled in West Feliciana Parish. 

51.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 576, the Belle-Île-en-Mer section, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, gives his birth date but not his birthplace, gives his parents' names, & says his family "was held at Falmouth, England, entered France at Morlaix," says that five other children were born at Belle-Île" & that "members of this family left for Louisiana in 1785 on the Beaumont"; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls him Joseph, son [Anne GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fils, journallier, age 21, on the embarkation list, Josef TRAHAM, hijo de Anan GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Joseph TRAHAN, her [Anne GRANGER, widow TRAHAN's] son, day laborer, age 21, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 7th Family aboard Le Beaumont with is mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 2:704-05 (SGA-14, 27, #102), his marriage record, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, calls his wife Margarita DOVERON, "widow of Victor DEGLE," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Morles in France" & hers "of St.-Malo, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jose LEGON & Miguel GAREY. 

His parents, both natives of the Minas Basin who were exiled to VA in 1755 & deported to England in 1756, & and 2 of his older sisters, both born in England, were repatriated from Falmouth, England, to Morlaix, France, in the spring of 1763, months before he was born.  They were not counted at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, until 1765, so Joseph, fils likely was born at Morlaix before the family went to the island. 

His wife was a DOIRON, not a DOVERON. 

52.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Joseph [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & 5 sisters; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, his father's profile in the LA section, calls him Joseph-Marie [TRAHAN], & says he was born in 1777 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 423, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Marie TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, calls his father a laboureur, but does not give his godparents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 306, calls him Joseph [TRAHAN], & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Joseph, son [Pierre TRAHAN's] fils, age 8, on the embarkation list, & Joseph TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] son, age 8, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 sisters.  

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive. 

53.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Joseph TRAHAN; BRDR, 3:537, 834 (ASC-2, 113), his marriage record, calls him Joseph TRAHANT, calls his wife Henriette LEBLANC, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Simon LEBLANC, Paulin MELANÇON, & Narcisse LANDRY; BRDR, 3:833 (ASM-3, 100), his death/burial record, calls him Josef TRAHAN, "age 36 yrs., married to Enrrieta LEBLANC," & gives his parents' names.    

54.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph-Rémi [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 167, Family No. 300, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-René TRAHAN, but does not give his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadians Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls him Joseph-Rémi, son [Joseph TRAHAN's] fils, age 4, on the embarkation list, Josef Remigio, su [Josef TRAHAM's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Joseph-Rémi TRAHAN, his [Joseph TRAHAN's] son, age 4, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 18th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & a sister.

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?

55.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Julie [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Julie, sa [Anne GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, Julia, hijo de Anan GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Julie TRAHAN, her [Anne GRANGER, widow TRAHAN's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 2:5a, 15a, 3:236, 835 (SJO-3, 2), her corrected marriage record, calls her Marie-Julia TRAHAN, calls her husband Juan-Bautista DEGRE, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia," that the witnesses to her marriage were Félipe ANGELHEART, Simon Pedro DEGRE, Francisco GUIDRY, & Maria Julia TRAHAN [sic], & says "On this record, incorrect bride was published in Vol. 2 [of BRDR]."

See BRDR, 2:216, for the erroneous marriage record. 

56.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Louise-Rennée [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & no siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 169, Family No. 305, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Louise-Renée TRAHAN, gives her parents' names not her godparents' names, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Louise-Rennée, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] fille, age 2, on the embarkation list, & Louise-Renée TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] daughter, age 2, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 48th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & no siblings.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 499; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46.  

If she was baptized in Jan 1784, why did she not appear in the Sep 1784 Spanish census of the Acadians at Nantes with her parents?  Nor does she appear with them at Lafourche in 1788, when she would have been 4 years old.  Did she survive the crossing from France, or did she die in the colony soon after her family arrived?  

57.  Wall of Names, 26, calls her Madeleine TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:363, 706 (PCP-2, part 2, 110; PCP-4, 71), her marriage record, calls her Magdelene TRAHAN, calls her husband Joseph HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia,"" & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ MERCIER & Jean BERARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:410, 770 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.10), another record of her marriage, calls her Magdelene TRAHAN, "native of Acadia, resides in Attakapas," calls her husband Joseph HÉBERT "of Acadia, living at Attakapas," gives her & his parents' names, says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean BERARD, ____ GREVEMBER, ____ GAIGNARD, & ____ MERCIER, & that the priest who recorded the marriage was "of Pointe Coupée"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:713 (SM Ch.: v.4, #292), her death/burial record, calls her Magdeliene TRAHAN "of Acadia" ... m. to Joseph HÉBERT, gives her parents' names, & says she died "at age 60 yrs."  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 17.

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because the Attakapas parish, though it dated from 1765, did not have a resident priest from the late 1760s into the early 1780s, so the Pointe Coupée priest served as a missionary to the prairie districts during that period. 

58.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Madeleine TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2438-39, 2440, calls her Marie-Marguerite.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 447.

59.  Wall of Names, 26, calls her Madeleine TRAHAN, & lists her singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2508; BRDR, 2:360, 706 (SJA-1, 13), her marriage record, calls her Magdelaine TRAHANT, calls her husband François HÉBERE, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were André LEBLANC & Josephe DUPUIS.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:110; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 19. 

Was she deported with her family from Île St.-Jean to France in 1758?  When did she reach LA?  One can be certain that it was not from France in 1785 with 3 of her siblings.  Judging by her age (38) & his (36) at the time of their marriage, plus the age of his children in the St.-Jacques census of 1777, François must have been married before.  Madeleine may have been a widow as well at the time of her marriage to François. 

60.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Magdeleine TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 4 daughters; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 30, Family No. 61, calls her Madeleine TRAHAN, says she was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, details her marriage, says they were married in c1759 but gives no place of marriage, does not give her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Rose DARROIS, baptized 1 Aug 1775, Pouthume, Châtellerault, goddaughter of Pierre TÉRIOT & Élisabeth DARROIS, her sister, died age 5 weeks & buried 5 Sep 1775, Pouthume, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 50, Family No. 97, calls her Madeleine TRAHAN, says she was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, details her marriage, says they were married in c1759 but gives no place of marriage, does not include her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Élizabeth DARROIS, baptized 17 Sep 1776, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, son Joseph-Étienne DARROIS, baptized 20 Sep 1780, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, died age 1 & buried 10 Sep 1781, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Jacques-Étienne DARROIS, baptized 29 Mar 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, died age 11 months & buried 13 Feb 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls her Magdeleine TRAHAN, sa [Étiene DAROIS's] feme, age 45, on the embarkation list, & Magdalaine TRAHAN, his [Étienne DARROIS's] wife, age 45, on the complete listing, says she was in the 40th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 4 daughters, details her marriage but does not include her or her husband's parents' names, says they were married in c1759 but gives no place of marriage, & says daughter Marie-Élizabeth [DAROIS] was baptized in 1776 but gives no place of baptism; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:520 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.59), her death/burial record, calls her Madelaine TRAHAN m. Éthienne DAROIS, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31, 66, 104, 120, 163.

So who were her parents?  The baptismal records of 5 of her children place her in St.-Martin Parish, Morlaix, France, in 1766-73.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 99. 

61.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Magdeleine [TRAHAN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-56, calls her Madeleine, sa [Marin TRAHAN's] fille, age 23, on the embarkation list, & Madelaine TRAHAN, his [Marin TRAHAN's] daughter, age 23, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 5 siblings. 

What happened to her in LA?  She does not appear in the Valenzuéla census of Jan 1788 with the rest of her siblings.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.  Did she survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive.  

62.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Magdelaine TRAHAN; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 11, Family No. 18.  See also Arsenault, Généalogie, 1089. 

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

Françoise TRAHAN, widow of Pascal HÉBERT, crossed to LA with her & her husband.  Francoise's parents were Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGLE, so Madeleine & Françoise were sisters.

63.  Wall of Names, 26, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:636 (SM Ch.: v.5, p.17, #29), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, "m. d.René LEBLANC," says she died "at age 80 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 17. 

64.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Margueritte TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 4 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 762, Family No. 893; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 612, Family No. 706; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Margueritte TRAHAN, sa [Simon MIEROLLE's] femme, age 38, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Simon MAZEROLLE's] wife, age 38, on the complete listing, says she was in the 6th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 4 children, details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents, & says daughter Élizabeth-Marie was born in 1769; BRDR, 2:706 (ASC-1, 200e), probably her death/burial record, calls her Margarita TRAHAN, an Acadian, but does not give her age or her parents' or husband's names. 

Her husband remarried in Jan 1788, so the burial record cited above is probably hers.  The only other possibility would be Marguerite TRAHAN, wife of Michel LEVRON; all other Marguerite TRAHAN's at Lafourche--& there were 4 more of them--appear in church or census records after 1786.  

65.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Margueritte [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Margueritte, sa [Joseph TRAHAN's] fille, age 11, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Joseph TRAHAN's] daughter, age 11, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 52nd Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:92, 706 (ASM-2, 32), her marriage record, calls her Margarita TRAHAN, "of St.-Malo," calls her husband Belonio BLANCHARD "of St.-Malo," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Luis VERRET & Ambrosio HÉBERT. 

Where was she in the late 1780s & early 1790s?  Why is she not in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788-98? 

66.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Margueritte TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & a son; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 129, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, her 2 young sons died, detailed in the footnote for her husband's profile; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 504-05, Family No. 562, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, says she was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, says he was born in c1734 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son François-Guillaume HENRY, born & baptized 10 Feb 1759, St.-Servan, godson of François HUET & Guillemette-Pélagie SEMIDON, died age 3 days 10[sic] Feb 1759, buried next day, St.-Servan, son Pierre-Marin HENRY, born & baptized 23 Feb 1760, St.-Servan, godson of Pierre CIARDIN & Marie ROULIN, son Jean-Félix HENRY, born 17 May 1761, baptized next day, St.-Servan, godson of Michel CAISSY & Anne KIMINE, son Joseph-Philippe HENRY, born 18 Jul 1762, baptized next day, St.-Servan, godson of Philippe VIBERT & Rosalie TRAHAN, son Amant HENRY, born & baptized 15 Jul 1764, St.-Servan, godson of Amant HENRY & Marie CONVENANCE, daughter Marguerite-Sophie HENRY, born & baptized 6 Oct 1765, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Félix BRAUD & Marguerite HENRY, son Cyrille-François HENRY, born 19 Aug 1767, baptized next day, St.-Servan, godson of Cyrille TÉRRIOT & Françoise CROIZOL, son François-Michel HENRY, born & baptized 24 Feb 1769, St.-Servan, godson of Augustin BENOIST & Rosalie BEAUMONT, & daughter Adélaïde-Marie HENRY, born & baptized 31 Mar 1770, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Michel BEAUMONT & Françoise TÉRRIOT, says she & her husband "disembarked at St. Malo on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five ships'," & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 97-98, Family No. 180, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, says she was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, details her marriage but does not give her or her husband's parents' names, says she & her husband were married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Sophie HENRY, died age 13 & buried 17 Jan 1778, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Joseph-Philippe HENRY, born c1762, St.-Servan, seaman, "resident of the Parish of Saint-Martin of Chantenay since many years," & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, calls her Margueritte TRAHAN, sa [Pierre HENRY] femme, age 54, on the embarkation list, Margarita TRAHAM, su [Pedro HENRIQUE's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Pierre HENRY's] wife, age 54, on the complete listing, says she was in the 45th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her husband & a son, details her marriage but gives no parents' names, says she & her husband were married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage, & says son Cyrille-François [HENRY] was born in 1767 but gives no birthplace.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:110. 

Son Cyrille-François HENRY accompanied her & her husband to LA.  Son Joseph-Philippe HENRY went to LA with his wife & 2 stepsons on a different ship.  But what of her other children born in France--Pierre-Marin, Jean-Félix, Amant, François-Michel, & Adélaïde-Marie HENRY, who would have been ages 25, 24, 21, 16, & 15, respectively in 1785?  Did the older ones marry & remain in the mother country?  What happened to the younger ones?  

67.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 2 children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, sa [Michel LEVRON's] feme, age 50, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Michel LEVRON's] wife, age 50, on the complete listing, says she was in the 1st Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 2 children, & says daughter Marie-Josèphe-Françoise [TRAHAN] was born 22 Oct 1762 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513.

Did she & her husband survive the crossing from France?  BRDR, 2:706 (ASC-1, 200e), perhaps her death/burial record, calls the deceased Margarita TRAHAN, an Acadian, but does not give her age or her parents' or husband's names.

68.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marguerite TRAHAN veuve, & lists her with a daughter, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, veuve, age 49, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite TRAHAN, widow, age 49, on the complete listing, says she was in the 13th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with a daughter, says she married Joseph TRAHAN but does not give the date or place or her & her husband's parents' names, says daughter Augustine-Pélagie [TRAHAN] was born 28 Aug 1772 at Morlaix, son Pierre-Grégoire [TRAHAN] was born 23 Nov 1769 but gives no birthplace, daughter Marie-Josèphe [TRAHAN] was born 3 Mar 1766 at Morlaix, & son Paul-Joseph [TRAHAN] was born 30 Jul 1768 at Morlaix.

Her daughter Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN's family is several families above hers on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi.  Daughter Augustine-Pélagie TRAHAN crossed to LA with her.  None of her other children made it to LA.  

One wonders if she was the Marguerite, daughter of Paul TRAHAN & Marie BOUDROT, age 15 (b.c1737), counted with her family, including 6 siblings, at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, in Aug 1752?  See De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:111.  Her age is about right for that Marguerite TRAHAN.  However, Paul & Marie died in Canada in Apr 1761 & Feb 1758, respectively, so this Marguerite would have had to become separated from them between 1752 & 1758, when she would have been in her late teens or early 20s, & gone to France, not to Canada. 

69.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marguerite [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, her father's profile in the LA section, calls her Marie-Marguerite [TRAHAN], & says she was born in 1768 but gives no birthplace; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 306, calls her Marguerite [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Marguerite, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] fille, age 16, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:410, 763 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio C, #2), her marriage investigation record, calls her Catherine-Marguerite TRAHAN, "22 yrs. old of Belle Isle en Mer in Bretagne, France, bt. at St. Peter Church, Bengor," calls her husband Joseph HÉBERT, "over 18 yrs. old, of Attakapas, bt. this parish," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage investigation were Jean HÉBERT, "38 years old," & Charles DUGAT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:410, 771 (SM Ch.: v.4, #44), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN "of Belle-ise-en-Mer in Bretagne," calls her husband Joseph HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says his father was "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph DUHON, Michel TRAHAN, Augustin TRAHAN, Joseph BOUDREAU, & A. DE COIRIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:714 (SM Ch.: v.4, #363), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN "of Belle Isle-en-Mer, France, ... m. to Joseph HÉBERT," gives her parents' names, says they were "of Acadia in this parish," & that she was buried "at age 37 yrs."  

Note that her husband's mother was a TRAHAN, so she & her husband were distant cousins, but how distant?  

70.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marguerite [TRAHAN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 425, probably her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, says they were demeurant rue Longue Bourret, & that she was goddaughter of Marguerite TÉRIO but does not give her godfather's name; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-56, calls her Marguerite, sa [Marin TRAHAN's] fille, age 15, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Marin TRAHAN's] daughter, age 15, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 5 siblings; NOAR, 6:266 (SLC, F4, 37), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Margarita TRAHAN, "native of Acadian Coast (in Louisiana), 26 yr., sp. Andrés DUROCHER," & calls her parents Marin TRAHAN & Magdalena GAUTIER.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 51, 76.

I have not found her marriage record, but she is the only Marguerite TRAHAN whose estimated birth year fits the ages of André DUROCHER's wife in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1795 & 1797.  DUROCHER is not an Acadian name, so I will assume that he was French Creole, unless his name was DESROCHES/DEROCHE, which was Acadian, but there is no evidence that an Acadian named André DESROCHES/DEROCHE came to LA.  

How could she have been counted in the Lafourche valley census of Apr 1797 if she was buried at New Orleans in Oct 1796?  Why did the New Orleans priest who recorded her burial call her mother Magdalena, or Madeleine, GAUTIER when she was a LEBLANC?  

I need a TRAHAN family historian to help me here.  

71.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Margueritte TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:512, 706 (ASM-2, 68), her marriage record, calls her Margarita TRAHAN "of Nantes, France," calls her husband Joseph MAITREJEAN, "res. New Orleans, native of Belleisle in Mer," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan TRAHAN & Ambroise HÉBERT. 

Her husband's mother was an Acadian DUHON who married his father at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, in Jun 1777.  Antoine MAITREJEAN's parents--Joseph's paternal grandparents--were Jacques MAITREJEAN & Christine LA ROCHE of Dijon, so Antoine was probably from Dijon.  Antoine was an employe au ferme du Roy, whatever that was.  See Hébert, Acadians in Exile, 314.  Marie DUHON's parents--Joseph's maternal grandparents--Honoré DUHON & Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN (so Marguerite & Joseph were distant cousins)--came to LA aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 & went to San Bernardo, an Isleño settlement below New Orleans.  When did Joseph come to LA?  Did he come with his parents?  His mother is not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, & he appears on no passenger lists of the Seven Ships expedition, so he may have come to LA alone & after 1785.     

72.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN; BRDR, 3:834 (ASM-3, 108), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita TRAHAN, "age 74 yrs. of Acadia," gives her parents' names but mentions no husband. 

Did she ever marry?  If not, why not?  Her old sister Marie also seems to have remained unmarried. 

73.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marie TRAHAN.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:49; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

74.  Wall of  Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 3 children; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 570; Hébert. D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Marie TRAHAN, sa [Simon LEBLANC's] femme, age 51, on the embarkation list, Maria TRAHAN, su [Simon LEBLANC's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie TRAHAN, his [Simon LEBLANC's] wife, age 51, on the complete listing, says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & 3 children, & details her second marriage, including the names of hers & his parents; BRDR, 3:547 (SGA-8, 75), her death/burial record, places her in the LEBLANC family section, calls her Marie, "age 80 yrs., wid. Simon LEBLANC," but does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2:49.

I have no doubt that this is her burial record.  The ages, & her second husband's name, tell it all. 

75.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls her Marie TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 2 children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls her Marie TRAHAN, sa [Gabriel MOREAU's] femme, age 54, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie TRAHAN, his [Gabriel MOREAU's] wife, age 54, on the complete listing, says she was in the 27th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband, called Gabriel MOREAU, journalier, age 61, on the embarkation list, Gabriel MOREAU, on the debarkation list, & Gabriel MOREAU, day laborer, age 61, on the complete listing, & 2 children, son Maximin MOREAU, a printer, age 24, & daughter [Marie-]Anne[-Barbe] MOREAU, age 18, says that son Francois-Marie [MOREAU] was born 31 Jul 1796 but gives no birth place, that son Germain-Marie [MOREAU] was born in 1767 but also gives no birth place, that daughter Marie-Anne [MOREAU] was born in 1765 but gives no birth place, that son Pierre-Vincent [MOREAU] was born in 1764 but gives no birthplace, & says that upon arrival in LA the Spanish gave the family 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, & 2 each of axe, hatchet, & hoe.

I have not found her husband in either Arsenault, Généalogie, or White, DGFA-1, so I am assuming that she married him in France & that he was not Acadian.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 331-32, for the baptismal records of four of their children, all born at Morlaix:  Pierre-Vincent, born  in 1764, Marie-Anne-Barbe in 1765, Germain-Marie in 1767, & François-Marie in 1769.  Of these children, only Marie-Anne-Barbe, called Anne, accompanied her parents to LA.  Even son Maximin, whose age on the passenger list of La Bergère gives a birth year of c1761, would have been born in France if his mother had arrived there in early 1759, though most of the TRAHANS who ended up in France came from England in 1763.  

In LA, the MOREAU family would be classified as French Creoles since they were not Acadian, not French Canadian, & they came to LA before 1803.

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

76.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Marie, sa [Joseph TRAHAN's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie TRAHAN, his [Joseph TRAHAN's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 52nd Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:282, 772-73 (SM Ch.: v.4, #18), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Magdeleine TRAHAN "of St.-Malo," calls her husband Joseph DUHON, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph MODENA, François ____, & Joseph BOUDREAUX; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:715 (SM Ch.: v.4, #331), her death/burial record, calls her Marie-Magdeleine TRAHAN, "m. to Firmin DUON," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death. 

The Valenzuéla census of 1788 was conducted in Jan, & she married at Attakapas in Jul, so that pinpoints her move to the prairies.  One can see in the 1788 census that she & older brother Anselme were probably orphans by then.  Joseph-Firmin, called Firmin, DUHON was a native of LA, his family having come to LA from Halifax in 1765 & moved to Attakapas from St.-Jacques in the 1770s, a decade before Marie-Madeleine came to LA.  Why did she leave Lafourche for the prairies?  How did she meet Firmin?  This is just one of those little mysteries we may never solve.  She gave him many sons & daughters.  Notice how young she was when she died; her son Jean-Baptiste DUHON was born 8 days before her death, so his birth probably killed her.  Jean-Baptiste survived.  Firmin remarried in Feb 1805, but most of his children came from Marie-Madeleine. 

77.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 36, Family No. 68, calls her Marie-Blanche TRAHAN, says she was born c1766 "in the Parish of Sauzon on Belle-Isle-en-Mer," details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & details their voyage to LA in 1785; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 167, Family No. 301, calls her Marie-Blanche TRAHAN, says she was born c1766 at Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, says her father was born Feb 1734 "in Pisiguit, Parish of L'Assomption in Acadie," that he was son of Francois TRAHAN & Angélique MELANSON, that her mother was born in 1738 but gives no birthplace & was daughter of Joseph LEBLANC & Madeleine LALANDE, that her parents married 17 Dec 1756, in Liverpool, England, that her mother remarried 26 Nov 1782 "in the Church of Saint-Martin of Chantenay" to Jean SCOTT, & details her marriage to Joseph BRAUD; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls her Marie TRAHAN, sa [Joseph BROD's] femme, age 19, on the embarkation list, Maria TRAHAM, su [Josef BREAUD's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie TRAHAN, his [Joseph BRAUD's] wife, age 19, on the complete listing, says she was in the 29th Family on the embarkation list & the 30th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her husband & no children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 4:533 (SJO-11, 18), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Blanche TRAHAN, "age ca. 60 yrs., wid. BRAU," but does not give her parents' names.  

78.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 96, Family No. 187, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 162-63, Family No. 293, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include her on the embarkation list, calls her Maria, su [Magdalena LEBLANC, viuda TRAHAM's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marie TRAHAN, her [Magdelaine LEBLANC, widow TRAHAN's] daughter, no age given, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 48th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:103-04, 772 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.30), the record of her first marriage, calls her Marie-Jeane/Jeanne TRAHAN, calls her husband Joseph BOUTIN, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were ____ DEBORDE, Jean TRAHAN, J. GUIDRY, & Rensuval MIRS(?); Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:542, 772 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.79), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie-Jeane TRAHAN "of St.-Servan, France, widow of Joseph BROUTIN (perhaps/probably BOUTIN)," calls her husband Balthazar MARKS "of St. John Baptiste parish on the Mississippi," gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were François STELLY & Baptiste STELLY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:715 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.60), her death/burial record, calls her Marie-Jeanne TRAHAN, "spouse of Baltazar MAX (MARKS)," says she was buried "at age about 32 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:715 (LSAR: Opel.: 1804), her succession record, calls her Marie Jeanne TRAHAN, "wid. of Balthazar MARC." 

Why are she & her family not on the embarkation list of Le Beaumont?  Were they all stowaways?  Unlikely.  The census at Fort Bute & her first marriage record reveal that she moved to Opelousas in c1789. 

Her second husband's first wife's name can be found in the baptismal records of his children by his first wife in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:541-42.  According to the priest at Opelousas at that time, Fr. Michel BARRIERE (formerly of Attakapas), Balthazar & André MARKS' surname was also spelled AMAT, MARQUES, MAX, & MAZSC.  The brothers evidently were German Creoles from the Upper German Coast. 

79.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie TRAHAN, & lists her singly; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Marie TRAHAN, fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, & Marie TRAHAN, young girl, age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 52nd "Family" aboard Le St.-Rémi with no one else.

Who was she?  What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

80.  Wall of Names, calls her Marie TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 577, a list of the Acadian families at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, calls her Marie-Élisabeth TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, her father's birthplace, her birth date but not birthplace, & says "The family was held at Liverpool, England; entered France at Morlaix; seven other children were born at Belle-Île. ..."; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:637 (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p. 72), her death/burial record, calls her Marie TRAHAN m. Louis BOURG, says she died "at age 66 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:637 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#298), her succession record, calls her Marie TRAHAN m. Lucien BOURQUE. 

It can be safely deduced that she was born at Liverpool.  So says the baptismal record of son Placide BOURG, dated 7 May 1797, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:100-01 (SM Ch.: v.4, #858).

Her burial record misses her actual age by exactly a decade.  One wonders if it is a misprint. 

81.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marie TRAHAN.  

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

82.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie-Anne [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Marie-Anne, sa [Anne GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fille, age 16, on the embarkation list, Mariana, hijo de Anan GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Anne TRAHAN, her [Anne GRANGER, widow TRAHAN's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 3:715, 834 (SJO-3, 42), her marriage record, calls her Maria Anna DRAHAN, calls her husband Juan PREVOT, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Baton Rouge," & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jose DRAHAN [TRAHAN, probably her brother] & Jose SHARP.

Why did she wait so long to marry?

83.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie-Françoise TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:767, 771 (SM Ch.: v.3, #36), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Françoise TRAHAN "d'Acadie," calls her husband Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN "of "'la vieille Angleterre' (old England, Britain), gives her & his parents' names, says she & her husband were minor children, & that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:637 (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.15), her death/burial record, calls her Marie TRAHAN, "m. Jean Baptiste TRAHAM," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:633, 637 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #227), her succession record, calls her Marie TRAHAN m. Baptiste TRAHAN.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 21. 

See the footnote to her husband's profile for a lonnnng discussion on his identity. 

84.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie-Françoise [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, her father's profile in the LA section, calls her Marie-Françoise [TRAHAN], & says she was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 424, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Françoise TRAHAN, gives her parents' names but not her godparents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 306, calls her Marie-Françoise [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Marie-Françoise, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] fille, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Francoise TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] daughter, age 10, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:134, 765 (SM Ch.: v.4, #87), her marriage record, calls her Françoise TRAHAN, calls her husband Joseph BROUSSARD, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph TRAHAN, Louis DELAHOUSSAYE, & Aman BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 5:554 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #1369), her succession record, calls her François TRAHAN m. Josaphat BROUSSARD.

Her husband was a grandson of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, the famous Acadian resistance fighter. 

If she died just before her succession record was filed, she would have been in her late 70s.  She also would have been one of the last of the Acadian immigrants to join our ancestors.  Her husband died in Apr 1836, & she did not remarry, so she would have been a widow for nearly 2 decades. 

85.  Wall of Names, 21, calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN veuve Michel LE BLANC.  The Spanish report of Jul 1767 & the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 differ dramatically in her age & therefore her estimated birth year.  The earlier record is followed here.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 429, 432; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 2.

86.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 2 sons, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 425, 426, (Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN de l'Assomption, which was Pigiguit, says her husband was from St.-Joseph, which was Rivière-aux-Canards, gives her & his parents' names, calling her mother Marguerite MANSON, but does not give the witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, sa [Paul TRAHAN's] feme, age 44, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, his [Paul TRAHAN's] wife, age 44, on the complete listing, says she was in the 6th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 2 sons, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says she & her husband were married in 1767 but gives no place of marriage, that son Paul [TRAHAN] was born in 1768, son Pierre [TRAHAN] in 1779, but gives no birthplace.  

How closely kin was she to her husband?     

What happened to her in LA?  Did she & her family survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi has not survived.

87.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & no children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 425, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, & gives her parents' names but not her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 380, 424, her marriage record, calls her Marie-Jeanne[sic] TRAHAN, says her husband was d'Acadie, gives her & his parents' names, calls her father Honoré-Joseph, says his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls her Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, sa [Charles RICHARD's] feme, age 39[sic], on the embarkation list, & Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN, his [Charles RICHARD's] wife, age 19, on the complete listing, says she was in the 8th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her husband & no children, details his marriage, calling her Marie-Jeanne TRAHAN, but does not give her or her husband's parents' names nor a place of marriage, says daughter Anastasie-Marguerite [TRAHAN] was born on 15 Mar 1801 & daughter Marie-Félicité [TRAHAN] on 26 Nov 1789 but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:385 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #166), her death/burial record, calls her Marie TRAHAN m. d.Charles RICHARD, says she died "at age 78 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  

Her mother's family--mother & sister Augustine-Pélagie--were several families down from hers on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi.  

88.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie-Louise [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 425, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Louise TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Joseph GUICHARD & Naster MARRES; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 164, Family No. 295, calls her Marie-Louise [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls her Marie-Louise, sa [Jean TRAHAN's] fille, age 16, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Louise TRAHAN, his [Jean TRAHAN's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, says she was in the 42nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 3 siblings, & that she was born 17 Aug 1768 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:97, 772 (SM Ch.: v.4, #163), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Louise TRAHAN "of Belle-Isle-en-Mer, France," calls her husband Charles BOURQUE "of Diocese of St.-Malo, France," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean TRAHAN, "bride's father," Lucien BOURCK, "hermano major (older brother) [of the groom]," Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, & William HARGRAVE.  

She & her sister Jeanne-Félicité married brothers on the same day at the same place. 

89.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Marie-Magdeleine TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:102, 706 (ASC-2, 14), her marriage record, calls her Maria-Magdalina TRAHAN, calls her husband François BODOCHE, does not give any parents' names but says on p. 706 that his parents "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Ignace HAMON & Crisostomes TRAHANT[her father or brother]; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:521 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ.: #63 1/2), her succession record, calls her Marie M. TRAHAN m. Francois BOUDELOCHE, & gives her death date.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 154, 164.

Church records in BRDR, 2:108, say that François's parents were from Acadia & that he was from Nantes.  However, I have not found the name BOUDELOCHE in either Arsenault, Généalogie; or White, DGFA-1

Why is Marie-Madeleine listed twice in the Valenzuéla census of 1791, first with her parents & then with her husband? 

90.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Margueritte [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 576, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, "his [Joseph's] daughter," gives her birth date but not her birthplace, says the family was held at Falmouth, England, entered France at Morlaix [in 1763] before going to Belle-Île-en-Mer, where 5 of their children were born, & that "members of this family left for Louisiana in 1785 on the Beaumont; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Margueritte, sa [Anne GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fille, age 24, on the embarkation list, does not list her with her mother's family on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, her [Anne GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] daughter, age 24, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her widowed mother & 4 siblings when she boarded the vessel; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not list her husband on the embarkation list, so he may have been a stowaway or a member of the crew, calls him Josef COSTA, on the debarkation list, calls her Margarita TRAHAM, su [Josef COSTA's] muger, on the debarkation list, calls him Joseph COSTA, no age given, on the complete listing, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, his [Joseph COSTA's] wife, no age given, on the complete listing, & says they were the 49th Family aboard Le Beaumont, so they evidently married aboard ship; NOAR, 4:161, 299 (SLC, M5, 40), her marriage record, calls her Maria-Margarita TRAHANT, calls her husband Joseph HENON, "native of St.-Tropez in France," gives her & his parents' names, calls his parents Juan [HENON] & Maria LONGUE, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josef MARTINEZ & Vicente LLORCA; BRDR, 3:834 (SJO-4, 80), probably her death/burial record, calls her Maria TRAHAN, "age 54 yrs., wife of Josef LELONG," but does not give her parents' names. 

Le Beaumont reached New Orleans on 19 Aug, & their marriage at New Orleans was recorded on 4 Sep, so, like a good Roman Catholic couple, they did not wait long to sanctify their shipboard union.  The story may be that they fell in love in France, & he stowed away on the ship that her family took to LA to be with his beloved Acadienne, or he may have been a member of the ship's crew & they fell in love aboard ship.  Why is he called HENON & not ACOSTA or COSTA in their marriage record?  Is he called Josef LELONG in Marie-Marguerite's burial record because his mother's maiden name was LONGUE?  Was his father an Italian or a Spaniard?  Joseph's hometown, St.-Tropez, now a famous resort on the French Riviera, is close to both Italy & Spain.  ACOSTA was a large Isleños family that settled in what became Ascension and Assumption parishes, but the Joseph ACOSTA/COSTA who married Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN was not part of that family. 

There is the possibility that Marie-Marguerite remarried to the Joseph, son of Honoré LELONG & Madeleine ASCON of France, who remarried to Marie Renée TRAHAN in Nov 1815, a year after Marie-Marguerite's death.  See BRDR, 3:836 (SJO-3, 163), which describes Joseph's first wife as only "Ferjus."  Most confusing.  I need a TRAHAN family historian to help me here. 

91.  Wall of Names, 33 (8L), calls her Marie-Margueritte [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 307, her baptismal record, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN, gives her parents' but not her godparents' names, & says she was baptized at Paimboeuf but gives no age at the time of her baptism; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls her Marie-Margueritte, sa [Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fille, age 8, on the embarkation list, Maria Margarita, hijo de Maria Josefa GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN, her [Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's[ daughter, age 8, on the complete listing, says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her mother & 3 siblings, & that she was baptized in 1777 but gives no place of baptism; BRDR, 3:275, 835 (SJO-3, 48), the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria Margarita TRAHAN, calls her husband Pedro DONNET, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Herold CONRAD & J. B. TRAHAN [probably her older brother Jean-Baptiste]; BRDR, 4:18, 533 (SJO-3, 194), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria Margarita TRAHAN, "wid. Pedro DONNET," calls her husband Estevan ARDOEN "of Detroit, widower of Mariana DECURON," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco Hiveau LEJENDRE & Frédérico ARBOUR; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:754 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#563), her will, calls her Marguerite TRAHAN m. Étienne ARDOIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:755 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1966), her death/burial record, calls her Marie TRAHAN, "native of Baton Rouge, spouse of Étienne ARDOUEN," says she died "at age about 50 years at her home at la fausse pointe," that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names or her first husband's name; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:756 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#620), her succession record, calls her Marie Marguerite TRAHAN m. Étienne ARDOIN.     

The succession record of her second husband, Étienne ARDOIN, dated 13 Nov 1826, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:755 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#562), calls her first husband Pierre DE LAUNEY.  I follow the marriage record here. 

When did she move to the western prairies?  And why?

92.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Marthe TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 426, perhaps her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Marthe TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Éstienne LE GRAND & Marie-Marguerite GRANGER; BRDR, 2:214, 706 (ASM-2, 57), her marriage record, calls her Maria TRAHAN "of Belle Isle in Mer, France," calls her husband Josef DAIGRE "of St.-Malo," gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan TRAHAN [perhaps her brother] & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR, 5(rev.):572 (ASM-3, 228), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Marthe TRAHAN, "age 60 yrs., wife of Joseph DAIGLE," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 22, 154.  

Why did the Lafourche valley census takers keep underestimating her age, as did the official who kept the passenger list for L'Amitié & the priest who buried her?  There is the possibility that Chrysostôme & Anne-Françoise lost their first Marie-Marthe, born in Oct 1770, & had another daughter in 1772 or 1773 whom they also named Marie-Marthe & whose baptismal record has escaped us.  Or were the list keepers, census takers, & the priest just consistently wrong in recording her age?  Wouldn't her parents, her husband, or her children have provided her correct age to these officials?  Very strange. 

Her husband "also" was 30 years old when they married. 

93.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie-Modeste TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 3 children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls her Marie-Modest TRAHAN, sa [Jean Bte BOUDREAU's] femme, age 36, on the embarkation list, Maria Modesta TRAHAM, su [Juan Bautista BAUDREAU's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Modeste TRAHAN, his [Jean-Baptiste BOUDROT's] wife, age 36, on the complete listing, says she was in the 22nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & 3 children, & details her marriage, including the names of hers & her husband's parents.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:110; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 509. 

She is on the debarkation list for Le Bon Papa, so she survived the crossing from France.  But if her husband remarried in Feb 1786, she must have died soon after they reached the colony.  A Jean TRAHAN, perhaps her younger brother, also sailed on Le Bon Papa

94.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie-Modeste [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & no siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 161, Family No. 290, calls her Marie-Modeste [TRAHAN], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls her Marie-Modeste, sa [Augustin TRAHAN's] fille, age 12, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Modeste TRAHAN, his [Augustin TRAHAN's] daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 20th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & no siblings; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:521 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Mar., v.1, #11), a marriage record, calls her Marie Modeste TRAHAN, calls her husband Pierre MAURICE, but gives no parents' names or witnesses; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:521 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Bk. 1, #10), another marriage record, calls her Mary Modest TRAHAN, calls her husband Pierre MORICE or MORRIS, but gives no parents' names or witnesses; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:501 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #704), her death/burial record, calls her Marie TRAHAN m. Joseph MAURICE, says she died "at age 80 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.

Why did she wait so long to marry? 

She was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

95.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie-Renée [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 427, recorded at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Reiné-Marie TRAHAN, & gives her parents' but not her godparents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 307, calls her Marie-Renée [TRAHAN], gives her parents' names, & details their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls her Marie-Renée, sa [Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fille, age 13, on the embarkation list, Maria Reyna, hijo de Maria Josefa GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Renée TRAHAN, her [Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's[ daughter, age 13, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:197, 706 (SJO-3, 8 & 9), the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria-Reiné TRAHAN, calls her husband Éli COMO, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Belle-Isle-en-Mer" & his "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef LE LONG & Mariane TRAHAN; BRDR, 3:574, 836 (SJO-3, 163), the record of her second marriage, calls her Reyna TRAHAN, "wid.," calls her husband Joseph LELONG, "widower of Fejus/Frejus, nat. of France," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Belle-Isle en Mer, France," does not name her first husband, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Miguel BULLION & Pedro O'COEN [AUCOIN?]; BRDR, 7:492 (SGA-8, 326), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Reiné TRAHAND, "age 80 years, a native of France, widow of Joseph LELONGE," but does not give her parents' names.   

Who was her second husband's first wife, ____ FEJUS/FREJUS?  The burial record of a Maria TRAHAN, "age 54 yrs., wife of Joseph LELONG," dated 27 Nov 1814, in BRDR, 3:834 (SJO-4, 80), seems to be that of the Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN who married Joseph COSTA of St.-Tropez, France, whose mother was Marie LONGUE.  Marie-Marguerite's marriage record, dated 4 Sep 1785, in NOAR, 4:161, 299 (SLC, M5, 40), calls her husband Joseph HENON, but the passenger list for Le Beaumont, on which they came to LA, calls him Joseph ACOSTA/COSTA.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31.  Was Marie-Marguerite's husband actually the Joseph LELONG who remarried to Marie Renée TRAHAN?  Most confusing. 

Renée was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

96.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie-Vincent [TRAHAN], & lists her with her father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 426, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Vincente TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marie-Magdalen DUON, & says her godparents were Vincent LOREC & Marie-Anne TRAHANT; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Marie-Vincent, age 1, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Vincent TRAHAN, age 1, on the complete listing, says she was in the 34th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father & 5 siblings, &, calling her Marie-Vincente, a child of Joachim TRAHAN & Marie-Magdalen DUHON, says she was born 28 Apr 1784 but gives no birthplace.    

Why is she not listed in Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 165, Family No. 297, with the rest of her family?  

The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive, so she may not have survived the crossing from France, if she even made the crossing. 

In Jan 1788, when the census at Valenzuéla was taken, if she were still living she would have been 4 years old.  If she was not with her older siblings, then where was she?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28.  

97.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Marin TRAHAN, & lists him with his second wife, Marguerite INO, & 6 children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 260, 426 (Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs), third publication of his marriage banns, calls him Marin TRAHAN veuf Magdalen LEBLANC, does not give his parents' names but gives his second wife's parents' names, says the third publication of the banns for marriage to Marguerite JUON was on 23 Jan 1785 but gives no marriage record, & says her father was deceased at the time of the third publication; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Marin TRAHAN, charpentier, age 40, on the embarkation list, & Marin TRAHAN, carpenter, age 40, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his second wife, Marguerite INO, age 20, & 6 children.  

His first wife's name is also in 2 of his children's marriage records in BRDR, 2:704-05.

I have found neither INO nor JUON in Arsenault or White, so they are not Acadian names, but LE BORGNE is Acadian.  Was Marguerite INO/JUON's father a Frenchman from Morlaix who married an Acadian exile there, or was Marguerite's mother also French?  In LA, I will consider Marguerite to be a French Creole.  Note that she was a year younger than her stepson, Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN.

The family on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi just above Marin's was that of Eustache, son of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON.  Eustache was a witness at Marin's son Jean-Baptiste's wedding at Lafourche in Jan 1789.  See BRDR, 2:705 (ASC-2, 15).  Were Marin & Eustache brothers?  Cousins?  Notice that they lived in the same city in France--Morlaix.  They also have the same estimated birth year.  

Why are Marin & Marguerite not in the Lafourche census of Jan 1788 with his children by his first wife?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.  Did he & Marguerite survive the crossing from France ?  If they survived the crossing, did they die in the colony soon after they arrived?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive.  

98.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Mathurin TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife Margueritte ORY; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 166, Family No. 299, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Mathurin TRAHAN; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 167-68, Family No. 302, calls him Mathurin TRAHAN, gives his birth & baptismal dates & place as well as his parents' names, says he was a printer & resident of the Parish of St.-Jacques, Nantes, details his marriage, calls his wife Pérrine-Marguerite ORRY, gives her parents' names, & details his & his wife's voyage to LA in 1785; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 138-39, Family No. 253, his wife's birth/baptismal record, calls her Pérrine-Marguerite ORRY, says she was born in c1766 in the parish of St.-Jacques, Nantes, daughter of Charles ORRY & Pérrine HERVE, was baptized under the name Pérrine-Marguerite, & details her marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 240, the record of his first marriage, calls him Mathurin TRAHANT, a calico printer, minor, & legitimate son of Joseph TRAHANT & Marie BOUDROT, resident of St.-Jacques, Nantes, born in Bristol, England, 30 Oct 1760, calls his wife Pérrine-Marguerite ORRY, says her father was a baker, that her mother was deceased at the time of the marriage, that his wife was a native of St.-Jacques, Nantes, says that she signs her name Marguerite-Pérrine, not Pérrine-Marguerite, despite her baptismal record, & that the witnesses to their marriage were Joseph TRAHANT (father of the groom), Marie TRAHANT (sister of the groom), Charles ORRY (father of the bride), Jean HERI (godfather of the bride & first-cousin of the bride's father), Mathurin DAIGLE (also resident of St.-Jacques, Nantes), Jean PIFTEAU (ditto), Jean ALLAIRE (ditto), & notes that the bride could sign her name but the groom could not sign his; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Mathurin TRAHAN, imprimeur, age 24, on the embarkation list, Maturin TRAHAN, on the debarkation list, Mathurin TRAHAN, printer, age 24, on the complete listing, says he was in the 53rd Family aboard La Bergère with his wife, called Margueritte ORY, sa femme, age 19, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite ORY, his wife, age 19, on the complete listing, & no children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his wife after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:98, 706 (ASC-2, 4), the record of his second marriage, calls him Maturin TRAHANT, "an Acadian," calls his wife Marie BLANCHARD, "an Acadian," does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ambroise GARIDEL & Olivier TERRIO; BRDR, 2:706 (ASM-3, 4), his death/burial record, calls him Maturino TRAHAN, "age 31 years, husband of Maria BLANCHARD," but does not give his parents' names.   

He & his first wife were in the family listed just below his parents' family on the passenger list of La Bergère, so they essentially crossed together.  Judging from the date of his second marriage, Mathurin's first wife, if she survived the crossing from France, may have died in childbirth soon after they reached LA.  The debarkation list for La Bergère includes only the heads of family, so we do not know from that record if she made it to LA.  Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, still the best study on the 7 Ships expedition, says on p. 135 that the La Bergère reached New Orleans "fortunately without any mishap" but that there were "six deaths of elderly people" during the voyage.  Pérrine-Marguerite was far from elderly, so we will assume that she survived the crossing.  Her people, the ORRYs, were a distinguished family in France.  Jean ORRY of Paris (1652-1719) was a notable French economist of the early 18th century.  His son, Philibert ORRY, count of Vignory and lord of La Chapelle-Godfoy (1689-1747), served as comptroller-general of France from 1730-45, "the longest continuously-serving holder of the office in the eighteenth-century."  See <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philibert_Orry>.  However, Pérrine-Marguerite's family should not be confused with the ORYs of South LA, who were German, not French, and came to LA in late 1769 from MD.  See ORY family history.  

What killed him at such a young age?

99.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Michel TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2602, says he died 12 Dec 1799; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:773 (SM Ch.: v.2, #138), his death/burial record, calls him Michel TRAHAN, "of Acadie, living at Vermillon," but does not gives his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 7, 21, 37; <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 13.

100.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Michel [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 422, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Michel TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, says they were "Acadiens," but does not give his godparents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 164, Family No. 295, calls him Michel [TRAHAN], & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls him Michel, son [Jean TRAHAN's] fils, marin, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Michel TRAHAN, his [Jean TRAHAN's] son, sailor, age 21, on the complete listing, says he was in the 42nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 3 siblings, &, calling him Jean-Michel, says he was born 21 Aug 1764 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:327, 774 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio C, #7), the investigation for his first marriage, dated 18 Jan 1791, calls him Michel TRAHAN, "26 yrs. old, of Morlais in Bretagne, France, bt. in the parish of St.-Mathe," calls his wife Marguerite FOSTIN "of Attakapas, bt. in the parish of Attakapas, 17 yrs. old," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage investigation were Félix LOPEZ, "of this parish," & Louis TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:327, 774 (SM Ch.: v.4, #50), the record of his first marriage, calls him Michel TRAHAN "of Morlais in Bretagne," calls his wife Marguerite FOSTAIN, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Louis TRAHAN, François DURION, & A. DE COIRIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:773, 774 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.14, #110), a civil record of his second marriage, calls him Michel TRAHAN "from Rivière Vermillon, first married to dec. Marguerite FAUSTIN, who died 18 Aug 1794," gives no parents' names, says "he has a daughter, Marguerite TRAHAN, from his previous marriage," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Frédéric PELLERIN & Frédéric SORREL; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:773, 776 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-14-110), another civil record of his second marriage, calls him Michel TRAHAN, calls his wife Reiné TRAHAN, & gives no parents' names or any witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:773, 774 (SM Ch.: v.4, #135), the church record of his second marriage, calls him Michel TRAHAN "of Morlai, France," calls his wife Marie-Regina TRAHAN, gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Magdeleine GREVEMBER, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Claude DUON, Baptiste TRAHAN, Paul TRAHAN, "the [bride's] father," & Louis CHEMIN.  

His first wife died probably in childbirth.  How was he kin to her mother, who was a TRAHAN?

101.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Olivier TRAHAN, & lists him with René TRAHAN & Isabelle BROUSSARD as though he were their son.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 21. 

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, the LA section, says René, probablement son of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite BROUSSARD, born in c1745, married Isabelle BROUSSARD in c1765 but does not give her parents' names, nor does he list Olivier as 1 of their children.  Olivier's estimated birth year, taken from the ages given in the Attakapas censuses of 1769 & 1771, confirm that he was the oldest son of René TRAHAN & that Arsenault's marriage date for René & Isabelle is absurd.  

So what happened to him in LA? 

102.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Olivier TRAHAN, & lists him with 2 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 13, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & his wife, Élisabeth LEJEUNE, age 32, survived the crossing but lost all 3 of their children at sea--son Jérôme, no age given, & daughters Thérèse, no age given, & Cécile, no age given; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 767-68, Family No. 904, calls him Olivier TRAHAN, says he was born in c1731, gives his parents' names, says he was a ploughman, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 168, Family No. 304, calls him Olivier TRAHAN, says he was born in c1731, does not give his parents' names, says he was a carpenter, calls his first wife Élizabeth LEJEUNE, says she was born in c1733, that they married in c1759 but gives no place of marriage, that she died at age 50 & was buried 7 Sep 1783 at St.-Jacques, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Olivier TRAHAN, marin, age 54, on the embarkation list, Olivier TRAHAN, on the debarkation list, & Olivier TRAHAN, sailor, age 54, on the complete listing, says he was in the 54th [50th] Family aboard La Bergère with 2 children, details his first marriage but does not include their parents' names or place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:141, 707 (ASC-2, 12), the record of his second marriage, calls him Olivier TRAHAN, calls his wife Maria BRASEUX, does not give any parents' names but says all parents "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Louis DESHORMAUX & Joseph THERIOT; BRDR, 3:836 (ASM-3, 135), his death/burial record, calls him Olivier TRAHAN, "age 96 yrs., Acadian," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:48. 

103.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Paul TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2602, 2606, the LA section, says he was born in c1752; BRDR, 2:253, 707 (PCP-2, part 2, 140), his marriage record, calls him Paul TRAHAN, calls his wife Marie DUGAN, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Augustin GREVENBERG & Gérald de VERBOIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:279-80, 774 (BRDA: Pointe Coupée Ch.: v.2, Part 2, 140), another record of his marriage, calls him Paul TRAHAN, calls his wife Marie DUGAN, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Augustin GREVENBERG & Gérald de VERBOIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:279, 774 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.27), another record of his marriage, calls him Paul TRAHAN "of Acadie," calls his wife Marie DUGON "of Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were ____ BORDA, ____ de VERBOIS, ____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, Francois GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEN, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:775, 280 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.20), yet another marriage record, calls him Paul TRAHAN, "of Attakapas," calls his wife Marie DUGON, "of Attakapas," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents "natives of Acadie," that "The couple is related in the 3rd degree of afinity[sic], Dispensed by virtue of the powers granted to foreign missionaries, that the witnesses to his marriage were ____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, Francois GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEU, & Joseph LANDRY, & that the recording priest was "of Pointe Coupée"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:775 (SM Ch.: v.4, #195), his death/burial record, calls him Paul TRAHAN, "of Acadia ... m. to Marie DUGON," gives his parents' names, says they were "of Acadia," & that he was buried "at age 45 yrs."  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 21; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 14.  

His estimated birth year is from a compromise between the ages given in the Attrakapas censuses of 1769 & 1777 & is close to that given in Arsenault. 

Although Attakapas had its own church parish since1765, from the late 1760s thru the late 1770s, there was no resident pastor at the post on Bayou Teche.  The priest from Pointe Coupée on the river, acting as a missionary, would cross the Atchafalaya Basin and administer the sacraments to the settlers in the Opelousas District, which did not get its own church until 1776, and in the Attakapas District, which did not get a priest again until the early 1780s.  This is why Paul & Marie's marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée as well as in the Attakapas marriage registers.  Arsenault, p. 2606, says his wife was Marie DUON, but Wall of Names, 19, the Attakapas census of 1777, & other sources correctly call her HUGON.  As the marriage records cited above attest, South LA church records usually spelled the name DUGAN or DUGON & sometimes DUHON, hence Arsenault's confusion.  One of her daughter's baptismal records, in fact, dated 3 Apr 1782, calls her Marie DUGAT.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:765 (SM Ch.: v.2, #27).  Marie & her paternal uncle Jacques, both from Chignecto, were the only Acadian HUGONs to come to LA.  She was exiled with her family to SC in 1755 & went from there to St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in the early 1760s.  She, her widowed mother, & her widowed uncle were among the relatively few St.-Domingue Acadians who hooked up with one of the Acadian parties from Halifax who came through Cap-Français, Haiti, in late 1764 or early 1765 & went on to LA.  See appendix.  Note that Marie's mother was a BROUSSARD, so they most likely hooked up with the first party from Halifax led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, which came thru Cap-Français in late 1764.  Her uncle died at Attakapas in Oct 1765, age 35, one of the victims, most likely, of the epidemic that struck the Teche valley Acadians that summer & fall.  Since they came to LA in the same party in Feb 1765, Marie & Paul probably knew one another since their early teens. 

104.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Paul [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 96, Family No. 187, details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 162-63, Family No. 293, details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include him on the embarkation list, calls him Pablo TRAHAM, su [Magdalena LEBLANC, viuda TRAHAM's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Paul TRAHAN, her [Magdelaine LEBLANC, widow TRAHAN's] son, no age given, on the complete listing, says he was in the 48th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & 4 siblings, &, calling him Paul-Isidore TRAHAN, says he was born 31 Mar 1764 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 524. 

Why are he & his family not on the embarkation list of Le Beaumont?  Were they all stowaways?   

105.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Paul TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & 2 sons, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 425, 426 (Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs), his marriage record, calls him Paul TRAHAN de St.-Joseph, which was Rivière-aux-Canards, says his wife was from L'Assomption, which was Pigiguit, gives his & her parents' names, but does not give the witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls him Paul TRAHAN, charpentier, age 42, on the embarkation list, & Paul TRAHAN, carpenter, age 42, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 2 sons, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says he & his wife were married in 1767 but gives no place of marriage, that son Paul was born in 1768, son Pierre in 1779, but gives no birthplace.  

How closely was he kin to his wife?

What happened to him in LA?  Did he & his family survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive. 

106.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Paul [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & a brother, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 426 (Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Paul-Alexis TRAHAN, says his parents' were Acadians, & that he was godson of Alexis TRAHAN, uncle, & Marie THÉRIOT, second cousin of his mother; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls him Paul, son [Paul TRAHAN's] fils, age 16, on the embarkation list, & Paul TRAHAN, his [Paul TRAHAN's] son, age 16, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & a brother, & that he was born in 1768 but gives no birthplace.

What happened to him in LA?  Did he & his family survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive. 

107.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Paul-Raymond [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 427, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Paul-Raimond TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, says they were Acadiens, that he was born & baptized 2 Aug 1765, & that his godparents were Raimond LEBLANC & Élizabeth GRANGER; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 578, calls him Pierre-Raymond TRAHAN, says he was born on 4 Aug 1765 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says "The family was held at Falmouth, England, entered France at Morlaix," that "five other children were born at Belle-Île," that "members of this family left for Louisiana in 1785 on the Beaumont," & that it was family no. 37 in Kerguenolay, Bangor; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Paul-Raymond, son [Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, veuve TRAHAN's] fils, charpentier, age 19, on the embarkation list, Pablo Raymundo [TRAHAM], hijo de Maria Josefa GRANCHER, on the debarkation list, & Paul-Raymond TRAHAN, son [of Marie-Josèphe GRANGER, widow TRAHAN], carpenter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 6th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:213, 707 (PCP-19, 27), his marriage record, calls him Paul-Raimond TRAHANT "of France," calls his wife Élisabette DAIGRE "of France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste DAIGRE & Louis DAIGRE.  See also Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 307.

Although his marriage was recorded in Pointe Coupée, he was married probably at Baton Rouge because that area did not have a church of its own until 1793.  Priests from Pointe Coupée, upriver, & St.-Gabriel, downriver, would administer the sacraments at Baton Rouge until it got it owns church.

108.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Paulinne [TRAHAN], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, her father's profile in the LA section, calls her Élizabeth-Appoline [TRAHAN], & says she was born in 1767 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 421, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Élizabeth-Apolline TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Azunte DUON, & says her godparents were Augustin LE BERNARD & Élizabeth DUON; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 170, Family No. 306, calls her Pauline [TRAHAN], & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Paulinne, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Pauline TRAHAN, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:89, 767 (SM Ch.: v.4, #62), her marriage record, calls her Isabelle TRAHANT, calls her husband Joseph BOUDRO, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Belisle en Bretagne" & his "of Bretagne," & that the witnesses to her marriage were François BUDRO, Félix LOPES, Charles DUON, & Isabel APOLINES; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:634 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.77), her death/burial record, calls her Élizabeth Pauline TRAHAN m. Joseph BOUDREAU, Sr., but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:635 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#281), her succession record, calls her Isabelle Pauline TRAHAN m. Joseph BOUDREAU, père

The Isabel APOLINES who "witnessed" her marriage probably was her.  Strange. 

109.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Pélagie TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 6 children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 150, 420, her marriage record, recorded at St.-Joseph, Boulogne-sur-Mer, calls her Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN, "18 yrs. old Acadienne," calls her husband Charles GOTREAU, "23 1/2 yrs. old Acadien," gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Pélagie TRAHAN, sa [Charles GAUTRAU's] femme, age 39, on the embarkation list, & Pélagie TRAHAN, his [Charles GAUTROT's] wife, age 39, on the complete listing, says she was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 6 children, says son Jean-Baptiste-Simon [GAUTROT] was born 19 Jun 1784, son Jean-Charles-Joseph [GAUTROT] 23 Jun 1765, & son Jean-Louis-Laurent [GAUTROT] 10 Aug 1771 but gives no birthplaces.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 117, 119.   

Why were none of their children counted with her & her husband at Morlaix in Sep 1784?  Is this a misprint?  See Voorhies, J., cited above.

What is a "minor premise"?  Some kind of live-in tutor or babysitter? 

Why are she & her family listed twice in the Lafourche valley census of 1798?  In the first listing, she is called Charles GAUTREAUT's daughter.  In the second listing she is properly called his wife.  See Robichaux, pp. 117, 119.

110.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Pierre TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:347, 775 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.24), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, "Acadian," calls his wife Pélagie GAUTREAU, "Acadian," does not give any parents' names or mention his first wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Blaise LEJEUNE [her cousin], Philippe TRAHAN(?)[sic], & Louis SIMARD.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:49; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 359.

His birthplace, recorded by Fr. Michel-Bernard BARRIERE of the Attakapas church, comes from the baptismal record of son Alexandre, dated 4 Aug 1799, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:761 (SM Ch.: v.5, #168).  Honoré TRAHAN & his family were recorded at Baie de Espangnols, Île Royale, in 1752, when Pierre was listed as age 2.  See his father's profile for more details. 

111.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre TRAHAN, & lists him with his fourth wife & a daughter; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 169, Family No. 305, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, says he was born in June 1723 in L'Assomption, Pigiguit, gives his parents' names, says he was a ploughman, details his 4 marriages, says he married his first wife in c1747 but gives no place of marriage, gives her parents' names, says she died in Aug 1756 at Liverpool, England, but gives no age at death, gives his second wife's parents' names, says she died in 1759 also at Liverpool but gives no age at death, says his third wife was born in c1724, does not give her parent' names but gives her first husband's name, says she died age 58 & was buried 5 Sep 1782 at St.-Similien, Nantes, says his fourth wife was born in c1751 "in the Parish of Saint-Charles in Acadie," which was Grand-Pré, gives her parents' names, says she was resident of St.-Donatien Parish, Nantes, for about 7 years at the time of the marriage, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Louise-Renée by his fourth wife, baptized 20 Jan 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 246, the record of his fourth marriage, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, major, ploughman, widower o Madelaine VINCENT, gives his parents' names, says they were deceased at the time of the marriage, that he was "native of the parish of L'Assomption," which was Pigiguit, that he was resident of St.-Similien Parish, Nantes, for about 7 years at the time of the marriage, that his wife was 32 years old & a day laborer, gives her parents' names, says they both were deceased at the time of the marriage, says nothing of a previous husband, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre TRAHANT, son-in-law of the groom, Joseph SEMER, his nephew, Grégoire BENOIST, cousin of the bride, & Honoré CARET, also cousin of the pride, none of whom signed, & BOURIER, COUPEAU, Pauh DESMORANDIERE, & P. JAMBU, who signed; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, journalier, age 66, on the embarkation list, & Pierre TRAHAN, day laborer, age 66, on the complete listing, says he was in the 48th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his fourth wife & a daughter, details his fourth marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, & says they were married in 1783 but gives no place of marriage.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 499; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46.

What happened to his daughter Louise-Renée, who would have been 4 years old in Jan 1788?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

112.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre TRAHAN, & lists him with his wife & 6 children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2603-04, calls him Pierre TRAHAN "de Belle-Île-en-Mer," says he was born in 1737 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names & says they were from Pigiguit, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he was deported to Liverpool, England, where he married, says he was at Morlaix in 1764, at Belle-Île-en-Mer from 1767-77, that he died at Attakapas on 8 Sep 1803, & lists his children as Marie-Élizabeth, born in 1759 but gives no birthplace, Geneviève, born in 1762 but gives no birthplace, Jean-Baptiste, born in 1764 but gives no birthplace, Élizabeth-Appoline, born in 1767 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Marguerite, born in 1768 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Jeanne, born in 1770 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Anne, born in 1772 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Françoise, born in 1774 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Madeleine, born in 1775 but gives no birthplace, & Joseph-Marie, born in 1777 but gives no birthplace; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 169-70, Family No. 306, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, says he was born in c1737 but gives no birthplace, says that he was a ploughman, does not give his parents' names, details his marriage, calls his wife Marguerite DUON, says she was born 15 Aug 1741 at Rivière-aux-Canards, "Parish of Saint-Joseph," does not give her parents' names, says they married in c1762 but gives no place of marriage, includes the death/burial records of daughter Marie-Madeleine, died age 4 & buried 2 May 1779, St.-Similien, Nantes, & son Jean-Baptiste, buried 22 Mar 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, laboureur, age 48, on the embarkation list, & Pierre TRAHAN, plowman, age 48, on the complete listing, says he was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 6 children, & that he was married c1762 but gives no place of marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:716 (SM Ch.: v.4, #308), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, "of Acadia ... m. to Marguerite DUON," gives his parents' names, & says he was buried "at age 67 yrs."  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 418.

113.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre TRAHAN, & lists him singly, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, charpentier, age 28, on the embarkation list, & Pierre TRAHAN, carpenter, age 28, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 9th "Family" of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with no one else; BRDR, 2:707 (ASC-1, 197a), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro TRAHAN, "unmarried," but does not give his parents' names or his age at the time of his death.

Thanks to the sloppy work of the Ascension priest who recorded his burial, we may never know who his parents were & where he was born.  But we do have a few tenuous clues, at least, about his origins:  If the official who compiled the passenger list for St.-Rémi had got his age correctly, he would have been born in c1757.  Acadians at Morlaix in 1784 tended to be the ones who came to France from England in 1763 & spent some time at Belle-Île-en-Mer, off the southern coast of Brittany, from the mid-1760s into the early 1780s.  This could mean that Pierre was born in England a year or so after his family was sent there from VA in 1756.  The Acadians exiled to VA were from the Minas Basin--Grand-Pré, Rivière-aux-Canards, Pigiguit.  So his parents could have been from Minas.  Then again, he could have been an Acadian born on one of the Maritime islands in c1757 & deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to France in 1758-59.  Most of the island Acadians went to the St.-Malo area, but some of them ended up in Morlaix.  An Acadian whose family was deported from the Maritime islands in 1758 could have been a child of long-term residents there or from Cobeguit, Minas, or Chignecto.  Tenuous indeed. 

114.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 164, Family No. 295, calls him Pierre [TRAHAN], & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls him Pierre, sa [Jean TRAHAN's] fils, charpentier, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Pierre TRAHAN, his [Jean TRAHAN's] son, carpenter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 42nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:22, 775 (SM Ch.: v.4, #107), his marriage record, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, calls his wife Anne-Augustine AUCOIN, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste TISSIMON, Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, René BROUSSARD, & Charles DUON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:716 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #34), his succession record, calls him Pierre TRAHAN, "wid. is Augustin[sic] HAUTCOIN (AUCOIN)," & says they "Had no children."

He & his wife may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.    

115.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre [TRAHAN], & lists him with his parents & a brother, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 427 (Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Francois TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, but does not give his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls him Pierre, son [Paul TRAHAN's] fils, age 5, on the embarkation list, & Pierre TRAHAN, his [Paul TRAHAN's] son, age 5, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & a brother, & that he was born in 1779 but gives no birthplace.

What happened to him in LA?  Did he & his family survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi has not survived.

116.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 2:267 (SLC, B6, 25), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Magdelaine TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Louis BOISDORE & Marie BOISDORE. 

What happened to her in LA?  Marie-Madeleine's family came to LA in Feb 1768 with the party of exiles from Port Tobacco, MD, led by the BREAU brothers of Pigiguit.  Spanish Gov. ULLOA sent this party to the distant settlement of Fort San Luìs de Natchez, across from present-day Natchez, MS, a substantial distance from the other Acadian settlements in LA.  The BREAU brothers refused to go there.  Nonetheless, the BREAU party (probably without the BREAU brothers, who had gone into hiding to escape the governor's wrath) reached San Luìs de Natchez in Mar.  Marie-Madeleine does not appear in the Spanish report of Acadians who went to San Luìs de Natchez, dated Feb 1768, with the rest of her family because she had not been born yet.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437.  Looking at the facts of her birth & baptism, her mother was very pregnant when the family reached the colony in Feb.  Did her family remain at New Orleans until after the baby's baptism & then join their fellow Acadians at Natchez as soon as the Spanish could get them there?  Or did they even go to Natchez?  There is also the possibility that a New Orleans priest accompanied the BREAU party to Natchez, hence her baptismal record appearing in the New Orleans church register.  ULLOA's successor, General Alejandro O'REILLY, released the Acadians from Natchez in early 1769.  The Cabanocé/St.-Jacques census of Sep 1769 shows older half-sister Brigitte as a 12-year-old orphan with the family of Vincent LANDRY.  One would suppose that Brigitte's parents were dead by then.  Had Marie-Madeleine died by then, too?  Brigitte married Étienne, son of Abraham LANDRY, at Ascension, upriver from St.-Jacques, in May 1776.  In Apr 1777, Spanish officials counted half-brother Firmin, but not little half-sister Marie-Madeleine, in Brigitte's household at Ascension.  That is a good sign that Marie-Madeleine was no more, unless she went to the Attakapas District with brother Charles dit Charlitte in the 1780s. 

117.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him René TRAHAN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2604, the LA section, calls him René TRAHAN, says he was born in c1745, probablement son of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite BROUSSARD of Petitcoudiac, that he married Isabelle BROUSSARD in c1765 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names, lists his children as Henriette, born in c1765, Louis-Joseph in 1772, & Madeleine in c1780, but gives no birthplace, & adds: En 1773, il était à Pointe-Coupée, lors du baptême de son fils, Louis-Joseph; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:776 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-8-46), his succession will, calls him René TRAHAN, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 7, 21, 37; Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 123-24; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 12; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 13; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 251; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 280. 

His estimated birth year is taken not from Arsenault but from the ages given in the Attakapas censuses of 1769, 1771, & 1777.  If René was born in c1728, as these censuses reveal, then Arsenault's assertion that he was a son of Jean TRAHAN & Marguerite BROUSSARD is absurd.  Jean TRAHAN's birthdate--18 Mar 1719--is verified by a baptismal record at Grand-Pré.  See BRDR, 1a(rev.):194 (SGA-2, 12).  Arsenault,1581, 2602, the Chipoudy/Petitcoudiac & LA sections, agrees that Jean TRAHAN was born in 1719.  René's parentage is an assumption based on Attakapas census of Dec 1769, which includes in his household Elizabet BROUSSARD, age 18, daughter of Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD & Ursule TRAHAN.  Ursule's parents were René TRAHAN & Élisabeth DAROIS of Minas.  Ursule married Joseph-Grégoire, son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, in Acadia during exile, he died at Halifax in 1763, & she took their 2 children--Élisabeth & son Joseph--to LA with the BROUSSARDs.  At New Orleans in Apr 1765, Ursule remarried to Joseph GIROUARD of Annapolis Royal, & the family of 4 followed the BROUSSARDs to Bayou Teche.  Ursule & husband Joseph perished in the Teche valley epidemic that fall, so relatives had to raise her 2 children, then ages 13 & 11.  Young Joseph appears in the Dec 1769 census with his paternal uncle Sylvain BROUSSARD, so it makes sense that sister Élisabeth also would have been raised by an uncle--René.  Note that Ursule's brothers Jean & Michel TRAHAN were still very much alive & living at Attakapas when niece Élisabeth was in her teens.  If René was not their younger brother, he would have been a younger cousin.  Does it make sense that Élisabeth would have been raised by a cousin instead of a maternal or paternal uncle?  See D. J. Arceneaux for the census. 

Arsenault's marriage date of c1765 for René & Isabelle is contradicted by the British report of Aug 1763 at Halifax.  See Jehn.  Was her father the famous Acadian freedom fighter?

For his service as co-commandant, see Brasseaux, ed. 

The baptism of René's son Louis-Joseph in Aug 1773 probably took place at Attakapas, where Pointe Coupée priests went as missionaries from the late 1760s to the early 1780s, when the parish on the Teche had no priest of its own.  It did not mean that René lived at Pointe Coupée. 

The Attakapas census of 1774, in Voorhies, J., cited above, lists no ages.  Why does he not appear in the Attakapas militia count/census of Apr 1766?  See Voohies, J., 124-25. 

118.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Renné TRAHAN; BRDR, 8:566 (ASM-10, 161), her death/burial record, calls her Renes TRAHAN, "age 74 yrs., calls her husband Hilaire BRAUD, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 22, 154.

Her middle name is from the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791. 

Where is her marriage record?  Her husband was a native of St.-Jacques on the river & remained on upper Bayou Lafourche while his family moved on to the western prairies.  Her burial record does not say if she was a widow when she died.  She was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

119.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Rosalie [TRAHAN], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 162-63, Family No. 293, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Rosalie TRAHAN, but does not give her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include her on the embarkation list, calls her Rosalia, su [Magdalena LEBLANC, viuda TRAHAM's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Rosalie TRAHAN, her [Magdelaine LEBLANC, widow TRAHAN's] daughter, no age given, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 48th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her mother & 4 siblings.

Why are she & her family not on the embarkation list of Le Beaumont?  Were they all stowaways?  Unlikely.  

120.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Rosalie TRAHAN, & lists her with her husband & 5 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 35, which may or may not be her, show that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she was among the 3 survivors in a mixed party 7 persons, including brothers Claude & Fiarce TREHAN, who did not survive, & sister Marie TREHAN, who also perished; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 556-57, Family No. 629, calls her Rosalie TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marie TILLARD, says she was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, details her marriage, gives her husband's parents' names & his first wife's name, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Rose TRAHAN, born & baptized 18 Nov 1763, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Augustin LEBLANC & Françoise BENOIST, son Pierre-Honoré TRAHAN, born & baptized 10 Jul 1765, St.-Servan, godson of Honoré CARET & Marie-Rose CARET, son André-Marie TRAHAN, born & baptized 21 Nov 1766, St.-Servan, godson of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Geneviève LEBLANC, daughter Marie-Françoise TRAHAN, born & baptized 18 Jan 1769, St.-Servan, goddaughter of François HENRY & Rosalie BEAUMONT, son Grégoire-Charles TRAHAN, born 16 May 1771, baptized next day, St.-Servan, godson of Firmin-Grégoire LAVACHE & Anne BOUDROT, died age 14 mos. 24 Jul 1772, buried next day, St.-Servan, & daughter Barbe-Anne TRAHAN, born & baptized 3 Dec 1772, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Julien ABUSET & Anne TARDIVET, & says her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 66-67, Family No. 134, calls her Rosalie TRAHAN, says she was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marie TILLARD, details her marriage, gives her husband's parents' names & his first wife's name, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of son Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, baptized 18 Jun 1774, St.-Jean-L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, godson of Augustin TRAHAN & Anne TRAHAN, died age 1 mo. & buried 15 Jul 1774, St.-Jean-L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 112-13, Family No. 207, calls her Rosalie TRAHAN, says she was born in 1745 but gives no birthplace, gives her parent's names, calls her mother Marie TILLARD, details her marriage, gives her husband's parents' names & his first wife's name, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Rosalie-Geneviève TRAHAN, baptized 21 Feb 1776, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, died age 18 mos. & buried 24 Aug 1777, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, daughter Marie-Appoline TRAHAN, baptized 18 Oct 1777, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, died 14 Dec 1777, probably Nantes, son Louis-René TRAHAN, baptized 30 Apr 1779, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, died age 29 mos. & buried 25 Sep 1781, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, daughter Rosalie TRAHAN, baptized 12 Jan 1782, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, died age 10 mos. & buried 20 Oct 1782, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, & son Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, baptized 8 Oct 1784, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Rosalie TRAHAN, sa [Charles LEBLANC's] femme, age 40, on the embarkation list, & Rosalie TRAHAN, his [Charles LEBLANC's] wife, age 40, on the complete listing, says she was in the 53rd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 6 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says she & her husband were married in 1763 but gives no place of marriage, says son Jean-Baptiste [TRAHAN] was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism, son Pierre-Honoré [TRAHAN] was born in 1765 but gives no birthplace, & daughter Barbe [TRAHAN] was born in 1772 but gives no birthplace.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:110; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501.

According to Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France, she & her husband had a dozen children in France, half of whom died there.  

121.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Rose TRAHAN niece [of Paul LE BLANC], & lists her with her uncle, aunt, & 2 cousins; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls her Rose TRAHAN, sa [Paul LEBLANC's] niece, age 23, on the embarkation list, Rosa TRAHAM, su [Pablo LEBLANC's] sobrina, on the debarkation list, & Rose TRAHAN, his [Paul LEBLANC's] niece, age 23, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 33rd Family on the embarkation list & the 34th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her uncle, aunt, & 2 cousins.  

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

122.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Simon [TRAHAN], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 96, Family No. 187, details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 162-63, Family No. 293, details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but does not give the names of the children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include him on the embarkation list, calls him Simon, su [Magdalena LEBLANC, viuda TRAHAM's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Simon TRAHAN, her [Magdelaine LEBLANC, widow TRAHAN's] son, no age given, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 48th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:717 (SM Ch.: v.4, #422), his death/burial record, calls him Simon TRAHAN, "of St.-Malo, Bretagne," gives his parents' names but calls his father Jean-Michel, says he died "at Carencros at the home of Louis RENOTTE ... at age 33 yrs." & was buried the same day. 

Why are he & his family not on the embarkation list of Le Beaumont?  Were they all stowaways?  Unlikely.  When did he move to Attakapas?

So he never married?  Why not?  Was he kin to Louis RENOTTE, in whose home he died in 1806? 

123.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls her Ursule TRAHAN veuve Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD; NOAR, 2:136, 267 (SLC, B5, 185 & M2, 16), the record of her second marriage, calls her Ursule TRAHAN, "widow of Joseph BROSSARD," calls her husband Joseph GERONNARD (GERAUNARD)[sic], "native of Port-Royal, St. Laurent Parish, in Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Izabelle ROY, calls his mother Anne TOURANGEAU, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ DE LOVIGNIE (LOUVIGNY), "verger of the parish," & Henry ROCHE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:776 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.14), her death/burial record, calls her Ursule TRAHAN, says her burial was on 10 Oct 1765 but recorded on 12 Oct, & does not give her parents' names or mention a husband; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:776 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #27), also her death/burial record, calls her Ursule TRAHAN, says her burial was on 10 Oct 1765 but recorded on 12 Oct, & does not give her parents' names or mention a husband.

Her brother Jean, one of the author's paternal ancestors, married her first husband's sister, Marguerite BROUSSARD. 

Her second marriage, so short-lived, was one of the earliest Acadian marriages in LA.  Her second husband died 10 days after she did, on 22 Oct, probably a victim, also, of the Bayou Teche epidemic of 1765.  

124.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2607, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, says he was born in 1762, son of Joseph TRAHAN & Élizabeth AUCOIN, details his marriage, calls his wife's father François PITRE, & lists his children as Joseph, born in 1784, Jean in c1786, & Anastasie in 1788; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:626, 768 (SM Ch.: v.2, #115), his marriage record, calls him Joseph TRAHAN, calls his wife Françoise PITRE, gives his & her parents' names, calls his wife's father Modeste, says all parents were "de la Cadie," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Claude DUHON, Paul TRAHAN, Olivier LANCON, & François BRUNET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:769 (SM Ch.: v.4, #57), probably his death/burial record, calls him "Joseph Mrs." TRAHAN, "a widow of Acadia," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 417. 

His wife remarried at Attakapas in May 1793, so the "Joseph Mrs." TRAHAN, "a widow of Acadia," in the burial record, cited above, was not his wife but him.  His wife, in fact, married 3 more times, in May 1793, Sep 1816, & Nov 1832.  There were no other married Joseph TRAHANs at Attakapas in Feb 1793. 

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2603, says this Joseph's father was born in c1740 & was probablement son of Jean TRAHAN & Marie GIROUARD of "Pisiguit, Acadie," that Joseph, père married Élizabeth AUCOIN in c1760 but does not give her parents' names or place of marriage, & lists only Joseph, fils, born in 1762, as their child.  If this Joseph's parents were from Pigiguit, & he was born in c1762, it stands to reason that he was born in MD & came to LA probably as a young orphan in 1766, 1767, or 1768.  However, he does not appear in the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques census of 1769, in Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 173-79, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 440-85, nor on any of the MD arrivals lists for 1767 & 1768 in Voorhies, J., pp. 428-39, which is probably why he is not in Wall of Names.  Nonetheless, his marriage record, cited above, & information from Arsenault, show that he was an Acadian immigrant & that he came to LA by 1783. 

125.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 422, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Marie TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, says they were Acadiens, & that his godparents were Honoré DUON & Marie HÉBERT, wife of Joseph LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 576, calls him Jean-Marie TRAHAN, gives his birth date, his parents' names, says his father was b. at Assumption parish, Pigiguit, in Feb 1734 & died at Châtellerault, France, in 1775, says his mother was born at Pigiguit in 1738, says his older brother Laurent or Simon was born on 11 Oct 1763 but gives no birthplace, that "The family was held at Liverpool, England, entered France at Morlaix," that "three other children were born at Belle-Île," that the family was at Morlaix in 1773, & was family no. 47 in Borderun, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer; BRDR, 2:704, 709 (PCP-19, 30), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Marie TRAHAN "of Baton Rouge," calls his wife Adélaïde TULLIER "of Baton Rouge," gives his & her parents' names, calls her mother Calette RAMEAOUX, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Isidore TULLIER [her brother] & Jean-Baptiste BOUDREAU; BRDR, 2:705 (SJO-4, 30), his death/burial record, calls him Juan Maria TRAHAN, "age 38 years of Bretagna," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.   

His marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Baton Rouge did not have a church of its own until 1793.  His wife's mother was a RENAUD & an Acadian.  Her father, whose name was LE TULLIER in France but evolved into TULLIER in LA, was a native of Roville, lower Normandy, France, & had married her mother probably at Cherbourg. 

Jean-Marie is not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names probably because he does not appear on any of the passenger lists of the Seven Ships expedition.  That he came to LA in 1785 can be only a guess, but there is no doubt that he was Acadian & that he emigrated to LA.  Did any other member of his family come to the colony? 

126.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of his birth.  BRDR, 2:704 (SGA-11, 4, #9), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Francisco-Antonio TRAHAN, gives his parents' names, & says he was born on 2 Dec 1785 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:815, 833 (PCP-19, 134), the record of his first marriage, calls him François TRAHAN, calls his wife Marguerite TERRIO, "nat. St. James, res. Baton Rouge," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were François REMONDET & Jacques BLANCHARD; BRDR, 3:464, 833 (SJO-3, 98), the record of his second marriage, calls him François TRAHAN, calls his wife Ana Reyan LABOVE, gives his & his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Josef BROU & Francisco TERRIOULT. 

His family's ship, Le Beaumont, left Paimboeuf, France, on 11 Jun 1785 & reached New Orleans on 19 Aug, so he came to LA in utero, hence his placement on this list. 

Why was his first marriage recorded by a Pointe Coupée priest when Baton Rouge had its own church for 15 years?  His first wife died in Sep 1809 at age 20, probably from childbirth.  See BRDR, 3:815 (SJO-4, 48). 

One wonders what motivated him to leave the river & settle on the western prairies.

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