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1 "Marchand bourgeois de Rouen"

A merchant in the city of Rouen, France.
 
Family F314
 
2 "Marchand bourgeois de Rouen, conseiller et échevin"

A merchant in the city of Rouen. Also, probably a town councilman and magistrate. 
LeVillain, Michel (I777)
 
3 "sergent royal, de St-Maclou de Rouen"
St. Maclou is a church in Rouen, France 
Lefebvre, Henri (I781)
 
4 Amar died before he was able to be christened. Bourque, Amar (I242)
 
5 Amar's birth place is listed here as the same as his twin Amos Bourque (shown as Joseph Emmas on baptism in the SWLA records). Amos's birth place is taken from his death record as his baptism record doesn't show a birth place. Bourque, Amar (I242)
 
6 Amar's death record shows him dying 19 Sep 1891 at 15 days old. Since his twin Amos's birth date is listed as 28 Aug 1891, Amar's age at death has to be incorrect. Bourque, Amar (I242)
 
7 Chitimacha Indian de la Grand Terre, Jeanne (I399)
 
8 Clemence and William owned a farm in Coulee Croche. Unfortunately, William Fall’s name is on a list of delinquent taxpayers in April 1876. He owes $15.77.
In November 1878, William went duck hunting on a very cold day. He caught a bad cold and died of pneumonia. William was 34 when he died and Clemence was only 26.
Oral family history says that Clemence asked a family member to go pay her taxes and gave him the money. This person kept the money for himself and did not pay the taxes for Clemence’s property. She lost her farm. She could not support her family. The three older children went to live with relatives. Clemence kept baby Aloysia with her and earned money by sewing. She was shuffled around the family, living with first one relative and then another.
On 31 January 1887, when she was 35 years old, she married a widower, Louis Prosper Leger who was 39. (The name is also spelled Prospere.) Louis was the son of Placide Leger and Marie Azelie Matte. With Louis, Clemence had two more children, Theodule and Prosper. Prosper died as an infant. This was not a happy marriage. Louis was known as a cruel, demanding and womanizing husband. Clemence filed for divorce in 1902. She claimed that Louis had brought his mistress into their home. Her stepson testified in her behalf and noted that Louis had not talked to Clemence for months. She was granted her divorce in 1907.
I don’t know anything about Clemence for this period after her divorce. I haven’t yet found her in the 1910 census. Her Fall children were grown and married. Did she live with them? She is not with Joe Fall and his family.
On 14 September 1914, Clemence was admitted to the Central Louisiana State Hospital in Pineville, Louisiana with a diagnosis of senile dementia. Her admission records at the hospital indicate that the hospital had no contact information for any family members. They did not know Clemence’s religious preference. Her dementia must have been pretty advanced if she could not give them any information about herself. Clemence died at the hospital a year late on 28 September 1915. She was buried on the hospital grounds in a grave marked by a wooden cross. All of the wooden crosses have rotted away. After 1940, patient graves were marked by a small cement block with their case number as identification. There is a non-profit organization raising money to put up a granite memorial at the cemetery which will list the names of the approximately 3000 graves on the property.

Note: Clemence’s son, Joseph Thomas Fall married Louise Daigle, daughter of Azema Leger and niece of Prosper Leger. 
Sonnier, Clemence (I103)
 
9 Engagé Ouest 06-08-1721 Moreau, Joseph-Louis (I848)
 
10 FindAGrave Link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127046299/joyce-lagrange Bodin, Joyce (I259)
 
11 FindAGrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127796626 Bourque, Joseph (I244)
 
12 For more information on Anne Marie, see the book Revisiting Anne Marie by Marie Rundquist. Anne Marie (I419)
 
13 From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography website:
http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/miville_pierre_1E.html

MIVILLE, PIERRE, known as Le Suisse, master-joiner, pioneer and captain of the Lauson shore: d. 14 Oct. 1669.
Swiss by birth, Miville came to Canada via La Rochelle at a date that has not been established with certainty but that was previous to 28 Oct. 1649, on which date he, along with his son François, received from the governor, Louis d’Ailleboust, a grant of land in the seigneury of Lauson, which was later raised to the status of an arriere-fief. Miville apparently tried to entice some of his compatriots to Canada. In fact, on 16 July 1665, M. de Prouville de Tracy granted him, along with his sons and four other persons, a concession measuring 21 arpents by 40 at Grande Anse (La Pocatière), naming the locality “the Canton of the Fribourg Swiss.” This undertaking was unsuccessful. Pierre Miville stayed at Lauson until his death, 14 Oct. 1669. In France he had married Charlotte Maugis, who bore him six children at least; one of them, Jacques, was the founder of the Miville-Deschênes families of North America. 
Miville, Pierre (I823)
 
14 From Wikipedia:
Hélène Desportes is often cited as the first white child born in Canada (New France) 1620 - Jun. 24, 1675.[1] There is considerable disagreement about when she was born and, in particular, if she was born in Quebec or just before she arrived on the continent.
Her parents were French habitants Pierre Desportes (1580- after 1629), who was in charge of the warehouse in Quebec as well as the village baker, and his wife Françoise Langlois (c1595- after 1629), who settled in Quebec. Her father was a lawyer in the Parlement de Paris and an investor in the Company of 100 Associates which funded Champlain's colony. Her godmother was Madame Hélène Boullé, the wife of Samuel de Champlain. In his will, Champlain left her 300 livres (about $15,000 in 1997).
After the fall of Québec City in 1629, Hélène and her parents, along with Champlain were transported to London, and then back to France. Shortly after peace was restored in 1632, Hélène returned to Québec, on May 16, 1633.
On the first of October 1634, Hélène married Joseph Guillaume Hébert, son of Louis Hébert and Marie Rollet. Joseph's family had remained in Québec during the occupation and had the first farm there. His father Louis Hébert had been involved in early expeditions to Port Royal with Champlain and others. After Joseph Hebert died in 1639, Hélène at age nineteen, was left with three living children, Joseph Hébert (1636-1662) - Françoise Hébert (1638-1716) - Hébert (1639 - ?). She then married Noël Morin, a native of the parish of St-Étienne in Brie-Comte-Robert, a village near Paris, on January 9, 1640, in Quebec City. They had 12 children. Agnes Morin (1641-1687) - Germain Morin (1642-1702) - Louise Morin (1643-1713) - Nicolas Morin (1644-) - Jean-Baptiste Morin Belleroche (1645-1694) - Marguerite Morin (1646-1646) - Hélène Morin (1647-1661) - Marie Morin (1649-1730)- Alphonse Morin (1650-1711) - Noël Morin (1652-1666) - Charles Morin (1654-1671) - Marie-Madeleine Morin (1656-1720).
Aided by her aunt Marguerite Langlois and having personally brought so many of her own children into the world, Hélène earned the profession of midwife (sage-femme). She passed that profession on to two of her daughters .  
Desportes, Hélène (I407)
 
15 I think that Adeline is probably the daughter of Joseph Lejeune and Genevieve Janis. I have not found a baptismal record for her. Most of the children of Joseph Lejeune and Genevieve Janis were baptized years after their births. Did the parents just forget to have Adeline baptized? Was the baptism not recorded by the priest?

Prior to her marriage to Louis Daigle, she was the godmother to Joseph Berwick, child of Thomas Berwick and Josephine Lejeune (probably Adeline's sister).

BERWICK, Joseph (Thomas BERWIK & Josephine LEJEUNE) b. 19 Dec. 1821, bt. 19 June 1828 Pats: Thomas BERWIK [BERWICK] & Rachel COMSTARK [probably COMSTOCK]; Mats: Joseph LEJEUNE & Genevieve JANY; Spons: Guillaume BERWIK [William BERWICK] & Adeline LEJEUNE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.34)


Adeline was also the godmother for Hilaire Lejeune, child of Hilaire Lejeune (probably her brother).

LEJEUNE, Hilaire (Hilaire & Rosalie SHESCHINAIDER [SHEXNAYDER]) b. 7 Nov. 1826, bt. 16 Sept. 1829 Spons: Louis D'AIGLE & Adeline LEJEUNE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.76) 
Lejeune, Adeline (I90)
 
16 In the 1726 census of the Louisiana Territory, Nicolas LaCour and his wife are listed as residents at Natchez on the concession of Pellerin and his associates. p. 56.

"The child of Nicolas LaCour" is listed as one of the persons killed at the Natchez Massacre on November 28, 1729. p. 105


From The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana From 1699 Through 1732 by Charles R. Maduell, Jr. 
Lacour, Nicolas (I352)
 
17 Jean Guyon was a master mason in the town of Tourouvre, arrondissement of Mortagne-au-Perche, France. He went to Quebec in 1634 with his wife and eight children. His youngest child, Francois, was born in Quebec. Guyon, Jean (I783)
 
18 Lamant Derbonne's parentage listed here is partially a guess. There are no birth records listed for Lamant Derbonne. Marie Therese LaCour names a son, Laimant, in her succession. His name has numerous spellings in the Southwest Louisiana Records volumes when he is named as the father of his children. There is even some question that he might be the same person as Zenon Darbonne, although Zenon married Jacinthe Carriere.
Two families used the Derbonne/Darbonne name in the Opelousas area. The progenitors of these families were Jean Jacques Dupre de Terrebonne and Francois Guyon DesPres D'Herbanne. Some of the Dupre family used the name Terrebonne as a surname and it eventually was spelled Derbonne. Likewise, D'Herbanne also became Derbanne or Derbonne or Darbonne.
Maybe someday the mystery of Lamant Derbonne will be solved with DNA testing. 
Derbonne, Lamant (I208)
 
19 See death certificate Benoit, Charles (I30)
 
20 See hospital documents in media. Sonnier, Clemence (I103)
 
21 Worked as a tailor. Bouchard, Claude (I340)
 


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