APPENDICES

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

BABIN

[bah-BANH,  BAB-in]

ACADIA

Antoine Babin, a farmer perhaps from La Chaussée, near Blois, in the Orleanais region of the Loire valley in France, born in c1631, came to Acadia by c1662, when he married Marie, daughter of  ____ Mercier and Françoise Gaudet.  (After Marie's father died, her mother Françoise remarried to Daniel LeBlanc and became the matriarch of that prolific Acadian clan.)   Antoine died at Port-Royal in c1687, in his mid-50s, and Marie Mercier became a widow like her mother.  But before his death, Antoine gave her 11 children.  Their seven daughters married into the Rimbault, Landry, Richard dit Sansoucy, Doucet, Breau, Comeau, Doiron, Benoit, Martin, Sauneuf, and Pitre families.   Three of their four sons, all born at Port-Royal, created families of their own.  All of them settled in the Minas Basin, and one of them moved on to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island.    

Oldest son Charles, born in c1664, married Madeleine, daughter of Michel Richard dit Sansoucy and Madeleine Blanchard, at Port-Royal in c1686.  He fathered 12 children, including six sons who married into the Gautrot, Bourg, Dupuis, Thériot, Landry, and Melanson families.  His daughters married into the Bodart, Dupuis, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  Charles settled at Grand Pré, where most of his children and grandchildren remained.  Two of his grandsons, Claude and Jacques, married into the Cormier and Bourgeois families of Chignecto and may have settled in that community in the mid-1740s.  

Vincent, born in c1665, married Anne, daughter of Claude Thériot and Marie Gautrot, at Port-Royal in c1688 and moved to Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, not far from his older brother Charles.  Vincent also fathered a dozen children, including five sons who married into the Bourg and Landry families.  Vincent and Anne's daughters married into the Richard, Forest, Broussard, and Landry families.  

Antoine, born in c1676, did not marry.  

Youngest son, Jean, born in c1684, married Marguerite, daughter of Charles Boudrot and Renée Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1705.  They also settled at Ste.-Famille.  By the early 1750s, however, they had moved on to Port-Lajoie on Île St.-Jean.  They had seven children, including four sons who married into the Landry and Thériot families.  Their daughters married into the Landry family.  

[For more of this family in pre- and post-disperal Acadia and Canada, see Book Three]

In 1755, descendants of Antoine Babin of La Chaussée could be found in the Minas Basin, especially at Grand-Pré and La Famille, Pigiguit; and on Île St.-Jean.  

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Meanwhile, Jacques Babin, a single man, was counted in the 1671 census at Plaisance, Newfoundland.  The Babins of Acadia came from Antoine and his three sons, not from Jacques.

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Babins were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Two Babins, both children, came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765: 

Anne Saulnier of Petitcoudiac, age 24, widow of Basile Babin, arrived with two young daughters--Lisa-Marie-Josèphe, called Lise or Marie, age 5, and Marie-Josèphe, age 1.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before and then crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Opelousas District, where Anne remarried to Michel Cormier of Chignecto in c1769. 

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The great majority of the Babins who emigrated to Louisiana--60 members of the family in all--came in 1766, 1767, and 1768 from exile in Maryland.  They settled on the Acadian Coast at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, and Ascension, and far upriver at San Luìs de Natchez, from which they moved to the Acadian Coast in 1769.  A sad note:  many of the Babin families from Maryland were headed by widows.  

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Six Babin families, an individual, and two Babin wives--21 members of the family--came to Louisiana with the first contingent of Acadians from Maryland in September 1766.  Spanish officials sent them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Acadian had settled since early 1764 and which soon became known as the Acadian Coast:

Anne Thériot, age 45, widow of Joseph Babin, came with three children, all born at Pigiguit--Joseph, fils, age 21, Jean-Jacques, age 18, and Marguerite, age 17.  Anne never remarried.  Her daughter Marguerite married Francois, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Dugas, at Cabanocé in June 1768.  Her sons settled on the river.  

Ursule Landry, age 42, widow of Jean-Baptiste Babin, came with four children--Joseph, age 18, Marie-Josèphe, age 16, Marguerite, age 14, and Anne-Barbe, age 10.  Ursule never remarried.  Two of her daughters married into the LeBlanc, Melançon, and Panvil families and settled on the river.  Her son also settled on the river.  

Anne Forest, age 37, widow of Pierre Babin, came with two sons--Joseph dit Dios, age 11, and Charles, age 6.  Anne remarried to Étienne, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Bujole, at New Orleans in c1768 and returned to Cabanocé.  Her sons settled on the river.  Charles died young and never married.  Joseph married and created a family of his own.  One of his sons settled on the upper Lafourche.  

Amand Babin of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 23, came with wife Marie-Anastasie, called Anastasie, Landry, age 18, and his sisters Élisabeth-Madeleine, age 22, and Marie-Josèphe, age unrecorded.  Amand and Anastasie settled on the river and had many children, especially sons.  His sisters also remained on the river.  Élisabeth-Madeleine married Joseph-Athanase Landry and died in Ascension Parish in January 1812; she was 68 years old.  

More of Amand Babin's unmarried siblings--Charles, age 24, Vincent-Ephrem, age 21, and Brigitte, age 16, all born at l'Assomption, Pigiguit--came to Louisiana together.  Brigitte married fellow Acadian Paul-Marie Landry and settled on the river; she died at St.-Gabriel in April 1803, in her early 50s.  Charles and Vincent-Ephrem also settled on the river.  

Three unmarried Babin sisters, daughters of Germain Babin of Minas--Marguerite, age 27, Madeleine, age 20, and Marie, age 13--also came to Louisiana together.  They married into the Babin and Landry families and remained on the river.  

Anne Babin, age 23, came with husband Paul LeBlanc, age 23, and an infant son.  She may have been pregnant when she reached the colony and gave birth to a daughter soon after she and her husband settled at Cabanocé.  

Marie-Josèphe Babin, age 19, probably came alone.  She married widower Sylvain LeBlanc probably at Cabanocé in the late 1760s and died there in January 1807, age 60, a widow.  

Anne-Geneviève Babin, age 18, came alone.  She married Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Granger, and followed him to the Opelousas District in the 1770s.

Descendants of Charles BABIN (c1742-?; Antoine, Jean)

Charles, eldest son of Paul Babin and Marie Landry, born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1742, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with two siblings.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Charles married cousin Madeleine, daughter of perhaps Germain Babin, in March 1767.  In 1770, they were living on the left, or east, bank of the river at Ascension, just above St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Braud and Landry families.  Charles died by November 1781, when Madeleine remarried to Joseph dit Dios, son of fellow Acadian René Landry and widower of Madeleine LeBlanc, at Ascension.  His older son moved to Lafourche Interior Parish.  His younger son's line of the family seems to have died out early.  

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Older son Joseph, born at either St.-Jacques or Ascension in c1769, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Godin dit Lincour, at Ascension in June 1801.  In the 1820s, they moved to Lafourche Interior Parish, where their children also settled.  

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Younger son Alain, born probably at Ascension in c1772, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Landry, at Ascension in May 1794.  Their son Alain-Séverin was born at Ascension in February 1795.  Alain, père died at Ascension in October 1796; he was only 24 years old.  His daughter Marie-Mathilde was born posthumously the following January.  His children may have died young; if so, this branch of the family did not survive.  

Descendants of Amand BABIN (c1743-1808; Antoine, Jean)

Amand, second son of Paul Babin and Marie Landry, born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1743, was exiled to Maryland in his early teens in 1755.  Colonial officials counted him at Oxford, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, with five of his siblings in July 1763.  He came to Louisiana in September 1766 with his wife Marie-Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Abraham dit Petit Abram Landry and his second wife Marguerite Flan.  Amand and Anastasie had married in Maryland earlier that year.  With them came two of his unmarried sisters.  He and Anastasie settled on the left, or east, bank of the river at Ascension, just above St.-Jacques, where they had many children, especially sons.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and LeBlanc families.  Amand died in Ascension Parish in April 1808, a widower; the priest who recorded his burial said that Amand was 76 years old when he died, but he was closer to 66.  Although half of Amand's 10 sons died young, the other half survived to create large families of their own; his youngest sons' lines were especially prolific.  Two of Amand's sons, including his youngest one, settled on Bayou Lafourche.  The others remained in Ascension Parish.  Some of his grandsons settled in nearby Iberville Parish.  Many of his descendants married cousins. 

1

Oldest son Paul, born probably at Ascension in c1768, died at age 4 in August 1772.  

2

Grégoire, born probably at Ascension in c1769, died at age 3 in September 1772. 

3

Alexandre-Eusèbe or Eusèbe Alexandre, called Alex, born probably at Ascension in c1772, married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Duhon, at St.-Jacques in December 1793.  Their son Alexandre-Valéry, called Valéry, a twin, was born at Ascension in October 1795, Narcisse in December 1797, and Maximilien le jeune, called Émilien and Milien, in February 1802.  Their daughters married into the Landry and LeBlanc families.  Alex remarried to Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain LeBlanc and widow of Pierre Landry, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in January 1809.  Their son Vital Trasimond, called Trasimond, was born in Ascension Parish in November 1809, and Alexandre Homer or Homer Alexandre in September 1811 but died at age 1 in September 1812.  Their daughter married a Landry cousin.  Alex remarried again--his third marriage--to cousin Marie Madeleine Braud, widow of Raphael Landry, at the Donaldsonville church in September 1825; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Alex, called Eusèbe by the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial, died in Ascension Parish in November 1831; the priest said that Eusèbe was 65 years old when he died, but he was closer to 60.  

3a

Narcisse, by his father's first wife, died in Ascension Parish in February 1816.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry. 

3b

Valéry, by his father's first wife, married cousin Adélaïde, daughter of Joseph Babin, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in August 1816.  Their son Antoine Valéry was born in Ascension Parish in April 1817, Alexandre Maximilien or Maximilien Alexandre in August 1820, and Thomas or Damas Albert in March 1823 but died at age 5 months the following September.  Valéry died in Ascension Parish in February 1826; he was only 30 years old.  Adélaïde remarried to Olivier, son of fellow Acadian Simon Landry and widower of Marie Culere, at the Donaldsonville church in July 1827.  

Antoine Valéry married cousin Delphine Élisabeth or Élisabeth Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Joseph Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1838; Delphine's mother was a Babin.  They lived near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Alexandre Amédée, called Amédée, was born in March 1839, Caliste Valmond in October 1841, Albert or Antoine Hiriart in February 1844 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1845, and Louis Despalier was born in August 1847.  Antoine V., as the recording priest called him, died "at New River," Ascension Parish, in November 1849; he was only 32 years old.  His daughter Delphine Sidalise was born the following February. 

Amédée married cousin Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1862.

Louis Despalier married fellow Acadian Marie Evelina Hébert.  Their son François Terence was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in October 1869. 

Alexandre Maximilien married Marie Clementine, called Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuy, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1842.  They, too, lived near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Eusèbe Alcée, called Alcée, was born in August 1843, Martin Alfred in November 1845, Michel Alcide, called Alcide, in September 1847 but died at age 1 in November 1848, and Louis Auguste Marchand was born in September 1853.  Alexandre Maximilien died near St. Gabriel in September 1853; he was only 33 years old; his youngest son had been born a week earlier. 

Alcée married Adelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Arsène Hébert, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1870. 

3c

Milien, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Victoire, called Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1825; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their infant son, name unrecorded, died in Ascension Parish several days after his birth in January 1833, Alexandre Germain, called Germain, was born in February 1834, and Étienne Adélard in December 1836.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Lamarre families.  Milien died in Ascension Parish in September 1853; he was only 51 years old. 

Germain married cousin Aimée, daughter of Siffrien Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1855.  Their son Marc Ulysse was born in Ascension Parish in October 1860, and Simon Gilbert, called Gilbert, in February 1868 but died the following August.

3d

Trasimond, by his father's second wife, married cousin Clarisse Zoe, daughter of fellow Acadian Jérôme Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1829; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Alexandre Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born in Ascension Parish in October 1830, a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died 8 days after its birth in April 1837, Vincent Vital, called Vital, was born in April 1845, and Jules in May 1847.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Braud, Bullian, Lavergne (French Creole, not Acadian), and LeBlanc families. 

Alexandre Sosthène married Marie Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1851.  Their son Alexandre Sosthène, fils was born in Ascension Parish in December 1851, Auger Vileor in February 1855, and Jean Vintrex in October 1856. 

Vital married cousin Emelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Hébert, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1868; Emelia's mother was a Babin.  Their son Michel Just was born near Gonzales in September 1868, and Ursin Hippolyte in August 1870. 

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Simon-Raphaël, called Simonet, born at Ascension in August 1773, married Marguerite-Apolline, called Apolline, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at Ascension in January 1796.  Their son Simon-Sifroi, called Sifroi, Siffren, Siffrin, Siffrien, and Siphrin, was born at Ascension in November 1796, Alexandre-Eugène in April 1799, Evariste in October 1801, Louis Survandeau in April 1805, an infant son, name unrecorded, died in August 1808, Valentin Jean was born in March 1810, and Marcellin Michel in September 1811.  They also had a son named Maxille.  Their daughters married into the Hébert, Landry, LeBlanc, and Melançon families.  Simon Raphael died in Ascension Parish in July 1822; he was 49 years old.  

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Siffrien married cousin Madeleine Julienne, called Julienne and Sevastienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Bénoni Landry, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in June 1818; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of relationship in order to marry.  Their son Raphaël Jacques or Raphaël Guy was baptized at the Donaldson church, age unrecorded, in June 1819.  Siffrien remarried to cousin Marie Loraide or Zorai, daughter of Francois Landry, at the Donaldsonville church in May 1823, and remarried again--his third marriage--to another cousin, Léocade, daughter of Nicolas Landry, at the Donaldsonville church in January 1826.  Siffrien remarried yet again--his fourth marriage--to cousin Marie Jeanette, called Jeanette, daughter of Jérôme Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church in February 1829; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of affinity and fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Jérôme Émile, called Émile, was born in Ascension Parish in January 1830, an infant son, name unrecorded, died a week after his birth in April 1831, Édouard was born in April 1832 but died at age 1 1/2 in January 1834, Simon Siffrien, called Siffrien, fils, was born in July 1840, Félix in July 1842 but died in August, and Joseph Tailor was born posthumously in May 1847 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1848.  Their daughter married a Babin cousin.  Siffrien died in Ascension Parish in February 1847; he was 50 years old. 

Raphaël, by his father's first wife, married cousin Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1840.  Their son Paul Olime was born in November 1845, and Jacques Olivier in May 1847.  Their daughter married into the Bourgeois family. 

Émile, by his father's fourth wife, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Ulgère Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1851.  Their son Albert was born in Ascension Parish in November 1852, Jérôme Alcée in September 1854, a child, name and gender unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 20 days in January 1859, Ambroise Émile was born in April 1861, Joseph A. in October 1863 but died at age 3 in September 1866, Wilfrid Édouard was born in October 1867, and Pierre Victor in November 1869. 

Siffrien, fils, by his father's fourth wife, married Athanaise, daughter of fellow Acadian Derosier Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1860.  Their son Siffrien Quentin was born in Ascension Parish in October 1860, Laurent Eugène in October 1861 but died at age 6 in December 1867, Louis Alexandre was born in March 1863 but died at age 3 in August 1866, Martin Ozémé was born in November 1864, and Simon Alcide in September 1866. 

4b

Evariste married cousin Marie Rose, called Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1828; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled near the boundary of Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Corentin Joseph was born in February 1837, Trasimond Aulime or Olivier in May 1839 but at age 2 1/2 in October 1841, and Vincent Adonis, called Adonis, was born in September 1845.  Their daughters married into the Braud and Denoux families. 

Corentin married Élise, called Lise, daughter of French Creole Joseph Delmaire Lavergne, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1856.  They settled near boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes before moving to the Gonzales area of Ascension Parish.

Adonis married Juliette, daughter of Albert Poché, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1866; Juliette's mother was the sister of Adonis's brother Corentin's father-in-law. Adonis and Juliette's son Albert Vincent was born near Gonzales in October 1868. 

4c

Maxille married cousin Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1828; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Duval, called Duval, was born in Ascension Parish in March 1829, Simonet Osémé in November 1830, Maxille Comes in September 1833, Sabat or Sala Oscar, called S. Oscar and Oscar S., in December 1834, Homer in March 1838, and Raphaël Viléon in July 1839.  Their daughter married into the Marchand family. 

Duval married Françoise Adams probably in Ascension Parish in the early 1850s.

S. Oscar married cousin Elene, Elina, Elisca, or Elvina Clarisse, daughter of Trasimond Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1858; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joachim Hercule was born in Ascension Parish in March 1862, and Joseph Homerum near Gonzales in March 1864. 

4d

Marcellin died in Ascension Parish in February 1831.  He was only 20 years old and did not marry.  

4e

Valentin Jean married cousin Clothilde Emeranthe, called Emeranthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1833; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Valentin Privat or Privat Valentin, was born in Ascension Parish in August 1837, and Félix Édouard in August 1842.  Their daughter married into the Braud family.  Valentin remarried to Marie Serasine, Sarrazine, or Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1846.  They lived near the boundary between Ascension and St. James parishes.  Their son Jean Albert was born in Ascension Parish in February 1847, Adam in November 1852, Colombe Dema near Gonzales, St. James Parish, in December 1863 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1865, Joseph Edgard was born in November 1865, and Louis Vincent in December 1867.  Their daughters married into the Braud and Hébert families. 

Privat Valentin, by his father's first wife, married cousin Emelia or Ersilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Hébert, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1858; Emelia's mother, also, was a Landry.  Their son Laurent Camille was born in Ascension Parish in May 1859, Jean Baptiste Sylvère in October 1860, and Odeam Hersila in September 1864. 

Félix, by his father's first wife, married cousin Eugènie, daughter of Norbert Landry, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in November 1866; Eugènie's mother, also, was a Landry.

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Jean-Jacques, born probably at Ascension in c1774, died at age 19 months in July 1775.  

6

Jacques, born at Ascension in January 1775, also may have died young.  

7

Augustin, born at Ascension in April 1781, died at age 2 1/2 in July 1783.  

8

Landry, born at Ascension in November 1782, married Marie-Louise, sometimes called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian François Landry, at Ascension in April 1802.  In the late 1810s or 1820s, Landry moved his family to Lafourche Interior Parish.  

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Pierre-Maximilien, called Maximilien and sometimes Émilien, born at Ascension in November 1784, married cousin Julie Rosalie or Rose Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Athanase Dugas, at Ascension in May 1804; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Onésime was born probably at Ascension in c1805, Anauville or Merville Rosémond in July 1806, Pierre Duval in May 1808, Jérôme Léon, called Léon, was born in January 1810, an infant son, name unrecorded, died at age 1 month in September 1811, Sifroi Henri was born in July 1812, Amand Prudent, called Prudent, in October 1816, Sifroi Victorin, called Victorin, in September 1818, twins Gotraud Théodule, called Théodule, and Rupert Detrean in March 1821 but Rupert died at age 5 months the following September, and Pierre Sylvanie was born in November 1827.  Their daughter married into the Braud family.  Pierre Maximilien died in Ascension Parish in January 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Maximilien was 54 years old when he died, but he was 52. 

9a

Onésime married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Raphael Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1824.  Onésime died in Ascension Parish in July 1825; he was only 21 years old.  His son Pierre Onésime, called Onésime, born posthumously in Ascension Parish in February 1826, died at age 10 months the following December; this line of the family died with him.  Arthémise also died in December 1826; she was only 22 years old.  

9b

Merville died in Ascension Parish in September 1825.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry.  

9c

Pierre Duval married cousin Rosalie Euphrosine, called Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Gaudin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1830; Rosalie's mother, also, was a Dugas; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Pierre died in Ascension Parish, age unrecorded, in April 1831, and Pierre Gustave was born in February 1835.  Their daughter married a Richard cousin.  Pierre Duval died in Ascension Parish in December 1836; he was only 28 years old. 

9d

Léon married Élise, daughter of fellow Acadian Victor Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1835.  Léon died in Ascension Parish in February 1836; he was only 26 years old.  He probably fathered no children.  If so, his line of the family died with him. 

9e

Sifroi Victorin married cousin Marie Laurenza, daughter of Jean Denoux, also called Gaillard, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1839; Marie's mother was a Babin.  Their son Jean Baptiste Théodule was born in Ascension Parish in October 1840.  Victorin died in Ascension Parish in April 1846; he was only 27 years old. 

9f

Prudent married Marguerite Celina, Selima, or Zeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jérôme Rivet, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1839.  Their son Pierre was born in Ascension Parish in July 1840.  They also had a son named Turiaffe, unless he was Pierre.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family.  ...

During the War of 1861, Turiaffe served in the Donaldsonville Artillery, an old militia company from Ascension Parish mustered into Confederate service in August 1861; he enlisted at Donaldsonville in September 1861 and followed his battery to Virginia, where it fought in what became General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia--so he was one of R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  Turiaffe was still with the battery when it surrendered with the rest of Lee's army at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, in April 1865.  Turiaffe married cousin Louise Lodoiska, daughter of fellow Acadian Aulime LeBlanc, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1866; Louise's mother was a Babin; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

9g

Théodule married cousin Aureline Euphémie, daughter of Charles Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1843.  Their son Rémi Prudent was born in Ascension Parish in October 1845, and Maxille Amédée, called Amédée, in September 1848 but died at age 4 1/2 in July 1853.  Théodule died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in October 1859; he was only 38 years old. 

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Youngest son Louis, born at Ascension in April 1786, married Anne Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodore Dugas, at Ascension in May 1806.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes and also had many sons. 

Descendants of Vincent-Ephrèm BABIN (c1745-1810; Antoine, Jean)

Vincent-Ephrèm, called Ephrèm, third and youngest son of Paul Babin and Marie Landry, born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1745, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with two siblings.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Ephrem married fellow Acadian Marguerite LeBlanc in c1767.  In 1777, they were living on the left, or east, bank of the river at Ascension, just above St.-Jacques.  Ephrème contracted smallpox at Ascension in October 1787 but survived.  His daughter married into the Landry family.  Ephrem died in Ascension Parish in September 1810; he was 67 years old.  

1

Oldest son Paul-Dominique, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in June 1770, may have been the Paul Babin who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, at age 45 in April 1815.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

2

Jean-Jacques, called Jacques, baptized at the Ascension church, age unrecorded, in April 1777, married Marie Françoise, called Françoise and also Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Hyacinthe Landry, at Ascension in November 1796.  Their son Joseph-Ephrem was born at Ascension in July 1799 but died at age 2 in December 1801, Leufroi Ephrem was born in August 1811, Honoré in August 1813, and Sylvestre in January 1816 but died at age 7 in February 1823.  Jacques died in Ascension Parish in March 1816; he was only 38 years old and a widower, so his wife may have died from complications of childbirth a few weeks earlier.  Their daughter married into the Bujole and LeBlanc families. 

3

Joseph-Alexandre, born at Ascension in March 1779, may have died young.  

4

Youngest son Simon, born at Ascension in December 1781, may have died in Ascension Parish at age 22 in March 1804.  He did not marry.  

Descendants of Joseph BABIN (c1745-?; Antoine, Jean)

Joseph, fils, elder son of Joseph Babin and Anne Thériot, born probably at Pigiguit in c1745, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with his widowed mother and two siblings.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Joseph, fils married fellow Acadian Marie Landry in February 1768.  In 1770, they were living on the left, or east, bank of the river at Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques.  By 1777, they had crossed the river to the right, or west, bank at St.-Jacques; they probably lived near the boundary of St.-Jacques and Ascension.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Gautreaux, Robichaux, and Roger families.  Joseph, fils remarried to Anne-Appoline, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Doiron and Marguerite Michel and widow of Jean-Baptiste Chesnay dit La Garenne, at St.-Jacques in February 1797; he was 52 years old.  Anne, also a native of Pigiguit, had come to Louisiana from France in 1785; she was age 59 when she married Joseph, fils, so she gave him no more children.  The only one of his sons who married settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Louis, called Louis, from his father's first wife, born at Ascension in November 1775, died at age 21 in July 1796.  He did not marry.  

2

Joseph, fils, by his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in March 1777, also may have died young.  

3

Youngest son Auguste, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in November 1778, married Marianne or Anne Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Bergeron of Ascension, at Assumption on the upper Bayou Lafourche in May 1800.  They settled at Assumption. 

Descendants of Jean-Jacques BABIN (c1748-?; Antoine, Jean)

Jean-Jacques, younger son of Joseph Babin and Anne Thériot, born probably at Pigiguit in c1748, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with his widowed mother and two siblings.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Jean-Jacques married fellow Acadian Marguerite Landry in the early 1770s.  Later in the decade, they were living on the right, or west, bank of the river at St.-Jacques, near the boundary with Ascension.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Richard families; one of them lived in St. Martin Parish, west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Most of Jean-Jacques and Marguerite's sons died young or did not marry.  One of their married sons moved to Lafourche Interior Parish.  The other remained in Ascension Parish, but his line of the family, except for its blood, died out early.  

1

Oldest son Donat, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in September 1773, was counted with his family at St.-Jacques in January 1777 but probably died young.  

2

Paul, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in September 1776, may have been the Paul Babin who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in April 1816.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Paul was 38 years old when he died but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

3

Éloi or D'Artoise, also called Eusèbe, born at Ascension in December 1778, married cousin Anne Francoise, called Francoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Landry, at Ascension in June 1805; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Eusèbe Rosémond was born in Ascension Parish in December 1809 but died at age 11 months in October 1810.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Braud, and Lambert families.  Except for its blood, this line of the family did not survive.  

4

Jacques-Alexandre, born at Ascension in December 1783, married Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Melançon, at St. Jacques in November 1804.  They had many children, especially sons, at St. Jacques and Ascension.  By the early 1820s, they had moved to Lafourche Interior Parish, where their children also settled.  

5

Youngest son Pligio, born probably at Ascension in c1788, died at St.-Jacques at age 9 in November 1797.  

Descendants of Joseph BABIN (c1748-1809; Antoine, Jean)

Joseph, son of Jean-Baptiste Babin and Ursule Landry, born at Minas in c1748, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with his widowed mother and three sisters.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Joseph married Osite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques LeBlanc, in January 1771.  By 1777, they were living on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension, just above St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Boudreaux, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  Joseph died in Ascension Parish in March 1809; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 66 years old when he died, but he was closer to 61.  His sons settled in Ascension Parish but some of his grandsons moved upriver into the Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes.  

1

Oldest son Joseph-Ephrem, born at Ascension in November 1774, married Anne Marie or Marine, called Marie or Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Hébert, at St.-Gabriel, just upriver from Ascension, in April 1797.  Their son, name unrecorded, died probably at St.-Gabriel 8 days after his birth in February 1799, Alain-Joseph or Joseph-Alain, also called Joseph Elien and Elien, was born at Ascension in August 1802, Trasimond Ephrem in December 1813, and Liboise Apollinaire, called Apollinaire, in June in 1816 but died at age 2 in June 1818.  Their daughters married into the Doiron, Dupuy, Hébert, and Lopez families.  Joseph Ephrem died in Ascension Parish in March 1838; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 61 years old when he died, but he was 63.  Both of his married sons settled in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

1a

Joseph Élien married Rosalie Amelie or Amelie Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1824.  They settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Joseph Arsène, also called Philogène and Philosine, was born in July 1827, and Ernest Daigre in April 1828.  They also had a son named Adélard.  Their daughters married into the Allen and Hébert families.  Élien died near Brusly in June 1855; he was only 52 years old. 

Ernest Daigre died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1851.  He was only 23 years old and did not marry. 

Joseph Arsène married Arthémise Élodie, called Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Longuépée, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1852.  Their son Jean died near Brusly 2 days after his birth in June 1854, and Joseph Adonis was born in June 1860. 

Adélard married first cousin Antoinette, daughter of Célestin Templet, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1864; Antoinette's mother was a Babin; Adélard and Antoinette had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

1b

Trasimond Ephrem, living in West Baton Rouge Parish, married Julienne, daughter of French Creole Pierre Clement of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1845; Julienne's mother was a Legendre.  They settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Trasimond Arthur or Arthur Trasimond was born in May 1846, Joseph Arnileas in December 1847, Jean Ephrem in November 1849, Pierre Magloire in October 1851, Étienne David in December 1853, and Arcade Telesphore in January 1856 but died the following August. 

Arthur Trasimond married Augustine or Anne Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élie Hyacinthe Lejeune, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1867. 

2

Paul, born at Ascension in March 1776, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Landry, at Ascension in September 1797.  Their son Simon Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born in Ascension Parish in August 1808, Hippolyte Adolphe, called Adolphe, in December 1813, and Raphaël Valéry, called Valéry, in September 1816.  Their daughters married into the Denoux, also called Gaillard, Dupuis, and Landry families.  Paul died in Ascension Parish in July 1835; he was 59 years old. 

2a

Simon Leufroi married cousin Rosalie, daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1834.  A "procuration" filed for Rosalie at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1843, says that "Leufroy died in Ascension Parish" but gives no date of his death, and lists her heirs as her siblings, so she and Leufroi may have had no children, or at least none who survived childhood.  Evidently she joined her siblings in Terrebonne Parish after Leufroi died. 

2b

Adolphe married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jérôme Rivet, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1836.  They settled near the boundary of Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Hippolyte Germain was born in July 1839, Sandon in October 1842, and Lucian Gerent in October 1844.  Their daughter married into the Favre family. 

2c

Valéry married Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Poirier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1844.  Their daughter married into the Dugas family.  Valéry may have died in Ascension Parish in August 1858; is so, he would have been only 41 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him. 

3

Jean-Charles, called Charles, born probably at Ascension in the late 1770s, married cousin Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac LeBlanc, probably at Ascension in the late 1790s.  Their son Joseph-Valéry, called Valéry, was born at Ascension in March 1799, Joseph-Hubert in November 1800, Charles, fils in February 1809 but died at age 20 months in October 1810, and Isaac Colin was born in June 1811 but died at age 1 in December 1812.  Charles, père remarried to Madeleine, daughter of Frenchman Pierre Denoux, also called Gaillard, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1822.  Their daughter, born posthumously, married a Babin cousin.  Charles, père died probably in Assumption Parish by February 1827, when his wife remarried there. 

Joseph Valéry, by his father's first wife, married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Orillion, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1819.  They settled near the boundary of Iberville and Ascension parishes. Their son, name unrecorded, died a day after his birth in October 1820, and Valéry, fils died a month after his birth in January 1828.  Their daughter married into the Leroy family.  Joseph Valéry remarried to Andrea, daughter of Joseph Corbo, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1829.  They settled near the boundary of Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Joseph Ovid, called Ovid, was born in Ascension Parish in September 1830 but died at age 14 1/2 in February 1845, Charles Antoine or Antoine Charles was born in July 1832, and Terence in September 1837.  Their daughter married into the Gomez family.  Joseph Valéry died in Ascension Parish in October 1847; he was 48 years old. 

Antoine Charles, by his father's second wife, married Spanish Creole Carmelite Diez probably in Ascension Parish in the late 1850s.  Their son Joseph Antoine was born in Ascension Parish in January 1861.

4

Pierre-Delage, called Delage, born at Ascension in April 1779, died at age 6 in August 1785.

5

Simon-Joseph, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in May 1787, married Sidalise Marguerite or Marguerite Sidalise, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1814.  Their son Honoré was born in Ascension Parish in March 1815, Anselme in April 1817, Désiré in May 1819, Joseph Leufroi in July 1830, and Simon Valsin in May 1832.  

5a

Honoré married cousin Marie Mathilde, called Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1838.  Honoré died in Ascension Parish in March 1840; the priest who recorded his burial said that Honoré was 26 years old when he died, but he was only 25.  His line of the family probably died with him. 

5b

Simon Valsin married Martha Laurenda Wallis.  Their son William Honoré was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in January 1866. 

6

Claude-Raphaël, born at Ascension in September 1793, married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1819.  Their son Michel Raphaël or Raphaël Michel, was born in Ascension Parish in September 1821, Denis Dosile, called Dosile or Dozilia, in October 1823, and Varis Théodule in February 1826.  Claude Raphaël died in Ascension Parish in July 1828; he was only 34 years old. 

6a

Raphaël Michel married cousin Alzire Apolline, called Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Corentin LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1844; Alzire's mother was a Babin.  Their son Michel Dosilia or Damas was born in Ascension Parish in December 1847 but died the following April.  Their daughter married into the Braud family.  Raphaël remarried to Marie Tarsile, called Tarsile, daughter of French Creole Léon Duplessis, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1853.  Their son Marcellus Malcour was born in Ascension Parish in December 1855, Rigobert Nelville in January 1861, Bertin Raphaël in September 1862, and Relique Sylvère near Gonzales in June 1866. 

6b

Dosile, called Dozilia by the recording priest, married Malvina, daughter of French Creole Joseph Delmaire Lavergne, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in December 1865; Malvina's mother was a Braud; Dosile was in his early 40s.  Their son Joseph Denys was born near Gonzales in September 1866, and Paul Johnny in January 1870. 

7

Youngest son Valéry Damase, born at Ascension in December 1796, died at his brother Paul's home in Ascension Parish in March 1824.  He was only 28 years old and probably did not marry.  

Descendants of Joseph dit Dios BABIN (c1754-1782; Antoine, Vincent, Joseph)

Joseph dit Dios, elder son of Pierre Babin and Anne Forest, born probably at Pigiguit in c1754, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with his widowed mother and younger brother Charles.  Their mother remarried at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony but returned to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Joseph married Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Désiré LeBlanc, at Ascension, just above St.-Jacques, in February 1775.  A few years later, they were living on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension.  Joseph dit Dios died at Ascension in February 1782; he was only 28 years old.  Only one of Joseph dit Dios's four sons produced a line of the family that survived, but, in spite of the son's early death, it became a substantial one in St. James and Ascension parishes.  

1

Oldest son Paul-Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, born at Ascension in November 1775, married first cousin Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in June 1796; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Eugène was born at St.-Jacques in March 1797, Antoine near Assumption, on upper Bayou Lafourche, in November 1800, and Désiré at St.-Jacques in June 1805 but died at age 6 in September 1811.  Hippolyte died in St. James Parish in August 1811; the priest who recorded his burial said that Hippolyte was 27 years old when he died, but he was 35.  Two of his three sons survived childhood and moved to the upper Bayou Teche valley, where they died in their mid-20s, unmarried.  As a result, this line of the family did not survive in the Bayou State. 

1a

Eugène died at the home of Rosémond LeBlanc at Fausse Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in June 1822.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry.  

1b

Antoine died at the home of Widow Rosémond LeBlanc at Fausse Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in September 1826.  He was only 26 years old and also did not marry.  His father's line of the family probably died with him.

2

Charles, born at Ascension in May 1777, died at age 2 in December 1779.  

3

Benjamin, baptized at St.-Jacques, age not recorded, in July 1778, married Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Marie Richard, at St.-Jacques in May 1797.  Their son Joseph was born at St.-Jacques in March 1799, Adélard in January 1801, Benjamin Ursin, called Ursin, in August 1808, and Nicolas in April 1810.  Their daughters married into the LeBoeuf and Richard families.  Benjamin, père died in St. James Parish in September 1811; he was only 33 years old.  

3a

Adélard married Henriette Elise or Lise, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Melançon, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in June 1820.  Their son Simon Oscar, called Oscar, was born in Ascension Parish in February 1828, and Adélard, fils died several days after his birth in August 1831.  Their daughter married into the Braud family.  Adélard remarried to Célanie, Céline, or Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1835.  Their newborn child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died in Ascension Parish in October 1836, and Pierre Adélard was born in March 1838.  Their daughter married into the Poché family.  Adélard, père died in Ascension Parish in November 1839; he was only 39 years old.

Oscar, by his father's first wife, died in Ascension Parish in January 1853.  He was only 24 years old and probably did not marry. 

3b

Joseph married Théotiste Basilise or Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1827.  They settled near Convent, St. James Parish.  Their son Benjamin Rigobert was born in January 1828, Philias Constant, called Constant, in February 1829, Joseph Landry, called Landry, was baptized at the Convent church, age 1 year, 26 days, in October 1835, and Nicolas le jeune was born in May 1837.  Their daughters married into the Falgout and Theriot families. 

Constant married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Gaudin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1851.

Joseph Landry married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Félix Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1859.  They lived in St. James Parish before and during the War Between the States and moved upland into the area around Gonzales, Ascension Parish, after the War.  Their son Louis Joseph Landry was born near Convent in June 1865. 

3c

Ursin married fellow Acadian Marie Adèle or Odile, called Odile, Berteau probably in Ascension Parish in the early 1830s.  Their son Joseph Ursin or Ursin Joseph was born in Ascension Parish in October 1836, Fortunat, despite his name, died hours after his birth in July 1840, and Joseph died at age 9 days in June 1845.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux and Landry families.

During the War of 1861, Joseph Ursin served in Company A of the 3rd Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Iberville Parish, which fought in Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi.  Joseph Ursin was a plasterer, with a dark complexion, light-colored hair, and gray eyes, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, when he enlisted as a sergeant at New Orleans in May 1861.  He was his company's first lieutenant when he was captured at Iuka, Mississippi, in September 1862.  Later that month, the Federals sent him to Corinth, Mississippi; Camp Douglas, Illinois, near Chicago; and then to the exchange deport at Cairo, Illinois.  He was exchanged aboard the steamer Esmerelda near Vicksburg, Mississippi, in early November 1862, returned home, and married cousin Marie Élise, daughter of French Creole Luc Lesassier, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, later that month; Marie's mother was a Babin.  Their son Joseph Georges was born in Iberville Parish in October 1864, Charles Samuel in March 1866, and Paul Ursin in November 1867.  Meanwhile, Joseph Ursin returned to his company and was captured and paroled at Vicksburg in July 1863.  In early 1865, he transferred to Company H of Ogden's Regiment Louisiana Cavalry and served as the company's captain; his command operated in eastern Louisiana along the Amite River and in the Baton Rouge area and surrendered with General Richard Taylor's army at Gainesville, Alabama, in May 1865. 

3d

Nicolas married Marie Antoinette, called Antoinette, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1837.  Their son Jean Baptiste Théodore was born in Ascension Parish in April 1837, Joseph Alexandre, called Alexandre, in March 1838, Louis Albert in August 1839, and Joseph Nicolas in April 1842 but died at age 3 1/2 in December 1845.  Nicolas died in Ascension Parish in January 1842; he was only 31 years old. 

Alexandre married Avelina or Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Isidore Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1860.  Their son Paul Oscar was born in Ascension Parish in December 1864. 

4

Youngest son Jérôme, baptized at St.-Jacques, age not recorded, in May 1780, may have died young.  

Charles BABIN (c1760-1783; Antoine, Vincent, Joseph)

Charles, younger son of Pierre Babin and Anne Forest, born probably in Maryland in c1760, came to Louisiana from Maryland in September 1766 with his widowed mother and older brother Joseph dit Dios.  Their mother remarried at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony but returned to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Charles died at Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques, in January 1783; he was only 22 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Five Babin families and a number of Babin wives and widows--20 more members of the family--arrived from Maryland via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in July 1767 and were sent to the new Acadian community of St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, on the river above Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Since communication via the river between St.-Gabriel and Cabanocé, where their kinsmen from Maryland had recently settled, was easy by boat, the new arrivals agreed to go there:

Marie Landry, age 66, widow of Paul Babin, came with a daughter, Marie, age 22.  They remained on the river.  Marie did not marry. 

Joseph Babin of Pigiguit, age 54, a widower, came with three children--Anne-Élisabeth or Isabelle, age 24, Étienne, age 18, and Cyprien, age 17.  Joseph did not remarry and remained at St.-Gabriel.  Daughter Anne-Élisabeth married twice into the Hébert family before she died at St.-Gabriel in December 1799.  One of Joseph's sons settled at St.-Gabriel.  The other son never married.  

Marie-Madeleine Babin, age 49, came with husband Augustin Landry, age 48, and six children.  They remained on the river.  Marie-Madeleine died at St. Gabriel in March 1814; she was 95 years old.  

Pierre Babin, age 43, came with wife Madeleine Richard, age 29, two children--Louise-Ludivine, age 13, and Simon-Pierre, age 3--and orphan Paul Babin, age 16.  Pierre and Madeleine remained at St.-Gabriel and had more children there.  

Geneviève Babin, age 43, widow of Amand Hébert, who died on the voyage from Baltimore to New Orleans, came with a son and three daughters.  They remained on the river.  

Jean-Baptiste Babin, age 38, came with wife Isabelle-Marguerite LeBlanc, age 20, two children--Marguerite, age 2, and Pierre, an infant--and orphan Marie Babin, age 3.  Jean-Baptiste and Isabelle-Marguerite had more children at St.-Gabriel. 

Anne Babin, age 37, came with husband Amand Melanson, age 39, and four sons.  She died at St.-Gabriel in November 1801; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 79 years old when she died.  

Anne Babin, age 28, came with husband Anselme Le Borgne de Bélisle, age 28, and an infant son.  Anne was pregnant on the voyage to Louisiana and gave birth to another son at New Orleans in August.  She died probably at St.-Gabriel in the late 1760s or early 1770s, in her early 30s. 

Ignace Babin, age 26, older brother of the orphan Paul, came with wife Marguerite Breau, age 28, and infant son Paul le jeune.  Ignace remarried to Marie-Josèphe, daughter of perhaps Joseph LeBlanc and widow of Joseph Blanchard, at St.-Jacques in February 1778.  She gave him more children.  They remained on the river.  

Judith-Théotiste Babin, age 23, came with husband Diego Hernandez, age 28, and a daughter.  They remained on the river.  

Descendants of Pierre BABIN (c1724-?; Antoine, Charles?)

Pierre, son of perhaps Pierre Babin and Madeleine Bourg of Minas, born probably at Minas in c1724, came to Louisiana from Maryland in July 1767 with his wife Madeleine Richard, a teenage daughter, a young son, and a teenage orphan.  Pierre and Madeleine remained at St.-Gabriel, where they had more children.  In 1777, they were living at St.-Gabriel on the "right bank ascending."  Pierre died by April 1778, when his wife remarried to Théodore Dugas at nearby St.-Jacques.  Pierre and Madeleine's daughters married into the Bujole and Landry families.  Their older son settled on the river near the boundary between Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes, where most of his sons died young or did not marry.  One of them, however, did create a family of his own and became a prosperous sugar planter.  Pierre's younger son's line died out despite two marriages.  

1

Older son Simon-Pierre or Pierre-Simon, born in Maryland in c1764, married cousin Marguerite-Constance, called Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Richard, at St.-Gabriel in April 1795.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Simon was born in December 1796, Simon-Pierre, fils, also called Vernon-Pierre, in August 1801, Joseph-Valery, called Valéry, in May 1803, and Pierre Paul or Paul Pierre posthumously in June 1810.  Simon Pierre died near St. Gabriel in December 1809; the priest who recorded his burial said that Simon Pierre was 50 years old when he died, but he was closer to 45.  Only one of his sons created a family of his own. 

1a

Valéry died near St. Gabriel in February 1822.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.  

1b

Vernon Pierre died near St. Gabriel in January 1835.  He was only 35 years old and probably did not marry.  

1c

Pierre Paul married Henriette, also called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles LeBlanc of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May or June 1836.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Ernest was born in July 1840.  They also had a son named Pierre Paul, fils.  Their daughter married into the Blanchard family. 

Pierre Paul, fils married Rosalie Amilisser, daughter of Joseph Doiron, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1864.

2

Younger son Joseph-Dosité, called Dosité, born at St.-Gabriel in January 1774, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at St.-Gabriel in October 1798; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Dosité remarried to Marie Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Daigre and widow of Augustin Templet, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1819.  Dosité died in Ascension Parish in January 1857; the priest who recorded his burial said that Dosité died at "age 90 years," but he was "only" 83.  He seems to have produced no sons by either of his wives, so his line of the family probably died with him.  

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BABIN (c1739-?; Antoine, Vincent?)

Jean-Baptiste, son of perhaps Joseph Babin and Anne-Marie Landry of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, perhaps born there in the late 1730s, came to Louisiana from Maryland in July 1767 with his wife Isabelle-Marguerite LeBlanc, a 2-year-old daughter, an infant son, and a 3-year-old orphan.  Jean-Baptiste and Isabelle-Marguerite settled on the "right back ascending" at St.-Gabriel, where they had more children, including many more sons.  Their daughters married into the Allain, Braud, and LeBlanc families. 

1

Oldest son Pierre, born in Maryland in January 1767, only a few months before the family sailed to Louisiana, probably died young.  

2

Grégoire, born at St.-Gabriel in c1768, married Marie-Anne, called Manette, Marine, or Marinette, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, at St.-Gabriel in May 1800.  Their son Sylvère or Sylvestre was born at St. Gabriel in December 1804, Grégoire Napoléon, called Napoléon, in April 1810, Balthazar in September 1814, and Édouard Marcellin in October 1816.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux and LeBlanc families.  Grégoire died near St. Gabriel in October 1828; the priest who recorded his burial said that Grégoire was 60 years old when he died.  

2a

Sylvestre married Marie Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Béloni Hébert, probably at St. Gabriel in the early 1830s.  Their son Telesphore was born near Baton Rouge in December 1834.  Sylvestre remarried to Ameline, Amelina, or Melvina, another daughter of Béloni Hébert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1838; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of affinity in order to marry because Ameline was Marie Euphémie's younger sister.  Their son Antoine Omer was born near Baton Rouge in September 1838, Édouard near St. Gabriel in July 1842, Joseph Buffington, called Buffington, near Baton Rouge in November 1843, Edgar in September 1845, and Jean Baptiste Forester in November 1850.  Their daughter married into the Langlois family.  Sylvestre died near Baton Rouge in November 1851; he was only 46 years old. 

Buffington, by his father's second wife, married Mazelia, daughter of François Xavier Zimmer, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1869. 

2b

Napoléon married fellow Acadian Marie Virginie, called Virginie, Hébert perhaps in West Baton Rouge Parish by the early 1840s.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born near Baton Rouge in December 1849, Jean Baptiste Winfield Scott in November 1852, Albert in February 1859, and Jean Charles in December 1862. 

2c

Balthazar married Martha, daughter of Anglo American Louis Buckner, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1853.

3

Joseph-Casimir, born at St.-Gabriel in c1773, married Anne or Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Hébert, at St.-Gabriel in October 1798.  Their son Joseph-Casimir, fils, called Casimir, was born at St.-Gabriel in March 1803 but died at age 7 1/2 in December 1810, Jean Baptiste le jeune was born in May 1802, François Napoléon Théophile, called Théophile, in April 1806, twins Derosin and Jean Pierre in June 1808 but Jean Pierre died at age 7 in February 1816, François Célestin, called Célestin, was born in October 1810, Henri Valmond, called Henry V. and H. V.,  in September 1814, and Jean Baptiste Joseph Marcellin, called Joseph Marcellin, in February 1818.  Their daughters married into the Aubin, Philips, Provenché, and Thomas families.  Joseph may have died near Baton Rouge in May 1830; if so, he would have been in his late 50s. 

3a

Théophile married cousin Phelonise, daughter of Bénoni Hébert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1827, and remarried to Victorine, daughter of French Creole François Aubin and widow of his youngest brother Joseph Marcellin, at the Baton Rouge church in December 1848.  Their son Théophile Joseph or Joseph Théophilus was born near Baton Rouge in December 1849. 

Joseph Théophilus, by his father's second wife, married Virginia, daughter of Spanish Creole Jean Baptiste Fuentes, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1869. 

3b

Jean Baptiste le jeune married Judith, daughter of French Canadian David Provenché, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1828; Judith's brother married one of Jean Baptiste's sisters; Judith's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils died near St. Gabriel 8 days after his birth in March 1832.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Jean Baptiste le jeune died near St. Gabriel in June 1833; he was only 31 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him. 

3c

Derosin married French Creole Catherine Bouillon probably at Baton Rouge in the early 1830s.  Their son Gilbert Derosin was born near Baton Rouge in February 1835, Joseph Théophile in February 1843, and François le jeune in February 1845.  Their daughter married into the Aubin family. 

3d

François Célestin married Marie Eloise, Heloise, or Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Rémi Doiron, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1836.  Their son Palmiro Marien was born near Baton Rouge in May 1841, François Célestin, fils in February 1843, and Apollinaire in January 1851 but died at age 14 in February 1865.  Their daughters married into the Bradshaw, Grear, Heroman, and Oldham families.  François Célestin, père remarried to Caroline, daughter of Anglo-American Luke Blount and widow of Louis Powers, at the Baton Rouge church in May 1866; they had to secure a dispensation for "difference of religion" in order to marry. 

3e

Henry V., living in West Baton Rouge Parish, married fellow Acadian Faustine Trahan of West Baton Rouge Parish at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1838.  Their daughter married into the Haynes family.  Henry V. and his wife evidently had no sons, so his line of the family, except for its blood, probably did not survive.

3f

Joseph Marcellin married Victorine, daughter of French Creole Francois Aubin, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1844; Victorine's mother was a Daigre.  Their son François Jean Baptiste was born near Baton Rouge in October 1845.  Joseph Marcellin's widow remarried to his older brother Théophile in December 1848. 

4

Senateur, sometimes called Nateur, Nator, and Joseph-Senateur, born at St.-Gabriel in September 1774, married Élise, Eloise, or Heloise, another daughter of Joseph LeBlanc, at St.-Gabriel in April 1799.  Their son Senateur-Victor or Victor-Senateur was born at St.-Gabriel in August 1801, Joseph Neville in August 1803 but died at age 1 in June 1804, and Guillaume or William Neuville, called Neuville, was born in December 1809.  Their daughters married into the Dupuy, Joly, and Lesassier families.  Senateur died near St. Gabriel in March 1821; the priest who recorded his burial said that Senateur was 40 years old when he died, but he was 46.  

4a

Victor Senateur married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac LeBlanc and widow of ____ Chiasson, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in December 1826.  Their son Michel Adolphe, called Adolphe, was born near St. Gabriel in September 1827.  Their daughter married into the Berry family.  Victor Senateur died near St. Gabriel in July 1844; he was only 42 years old. 

Adolphe married Léocade, daughter of French Creole Venance St. Amant, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in March 1851.  Their son Victor Alfred was born near St. Gabriel in January 1856, Michel Adolphe, fils in April 1858, and Paul Firmin in September 1866. 

4b

Neuville married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Part, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1836.  Their son Louis Senateur was born near St. Gabriel in June 1838, Michael Oscar, called Oscar, in September 1842, Alexandre Neuville in October 1847, Lucien Arthur in April 1849 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1851, Alphonse in October 1852, and Joseph in September 1854.  Their daughters married into the Boissac family. 

Louis Senateur married Mary Odile, called Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1868.  Their son Henry Édouard had been born in Iberville Parish in October and was baptized perhaps on the day of his parents' wedding. 

Oscar married Marie Louise, daughter of Timoléon Boissac, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1869; Marie Louise's mother was a LeBlanc; two of Marie Louise's brothers married two of Oscar's sisters. 

5

Pierre-Olivier, called Olivier, baptized at St.-Jacques, downriver from St.-Gabriel, age unrecorded, in June 1777, died at age 10 in March 1787.  

6

Jean-Pierre, born at St.-Gabriel in November 1778, died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1826.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Pierre was 45 years old when he died, but he was 47.  The priest said nothing of a wife, so Jean-Pierre may not have married.  

7

Félix-Simon, called Simon, born at St.-Gabriel in May 1781, married cousin Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Landry, at the St.-Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1804; Henriette's mother was a Babin.  Their son Simon Eugène, called Eugène, was born near St. Gabriel in April 1807, Simon Rosémond, called Rosémond, in September 1813, Jean Baptiste Dorville or Dorval, called Dorval, was baptized at the St. Gabriel church, age unrecorded, in May 1818, and Jean Adolphe was born in December 1820.  Their daughters married into the Christen and Desbains families.  Simon may have died near St. Gabriel in June 1826; the priest who recorded his burial said that Simon was 40 years old when he died, but he would have been 45.

7a

Rosémond married Hermina, daughter of French Creole Firmin Duplessis, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1843.  Their son Anthony was born near St. Gabriel in November 1846 but died at age 1 in December 1847, and George Dallas was born in October 1851.  Rosémond died near St. Gabriel in October 1853; he was was only 40 years old. 

7b

Jean Baptiste Dorval married cousin Marie Alazida, daughter of Simon Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1844.  Their son Alcée Elphége was born near St. Gabriel in July 1846, Austin in June 1848, and Léonard Lorenz in November 1852. 

7c

Eugène married double cousin Arthémise, daughter of Paul Henri Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1845; Arthémise's mother, also, was a Landry.  Eugène died near St. Gabriel in November 1852; he was only 45 years old.  His line of the family probably died with him. 

7d

Jean Adolphe may have married cousin Elvina Babin and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1840s. 

8

Youngest son Paul, born at St.-Gabriel in June 1783, married Marie-Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of Frenchman Jean Pierre Culere, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1813; Céleste's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Pierre Paul, called Paul, fils, was born near St. Gabriel in May 1816.  Their daughter married into the Brasset and Duplessis families.  

Paul, fils married cousin Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Paul LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1837.  Their son Pierre Paul, fils was born near St. Gabriel in October 1838, and Jean Numa in January 1843 but died at age 1 1/2 in November 1844.  Paul, fils died near St. Gabriel in December 1845 "of blows received the preceeding[sic] day in a battle with Adams and others"; Paul was only 29 years old.  One wonders what caused the altercation "with Adams and others" and who was Adams

Descendants of Ignace BABIN (c1741-1791; Antoine, Vincent, Joseph)

Ignace, elder son of Dominique Babin and Marguerite Boudrot, born at Minas in c1741, came to Louisiana from Maryland in July 1767 with his wife Marguerite Breau, whom he had married in Maryland, and an infant son.  They settled at St.-Gabriel, where they had more children.  Their daughter married into the Moreau family and settled in the Atakapas District.  Ignace remarried to Marie-Josèphe, daughter of perhaps Joseph Landry and widow of Joseph Blanchard, at St.-Jacques, downriver from St.-Gabriel, in February 1778.  She gave him another son.  Ignace died at St.-Gabriel in November 1791; he was 50 years old.  His sons did not create families of their own, so, except for its blood, this branch of the family did not survive in the Bayou State. 

1

Older son Paul, by his father's first wife, born in Maryland in December 1766, may have been the Paul Babin who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in April 1815.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Paul was 45 years old when he died and did not bother to list his parents' names or mention a wife.    

2

Younger son Pierre-Paul, by his father's second wife, baptized at St.-Gabriel, age unrecorded, in December 1779, died at age 17 in January 1797.  

Descendants of Paul BABIN (c1751-1802; Antoine, Vincent, Joseph)

Paul, second son of Dominique Babin and Marguerite Boudrot, born at Minas in c1751, came to Louisiana from Maryland in July 1767 with the family of kinsman Pierre Babin.  He followed them to St.-Gabriel, where he married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Brasseaux, in February 1784.  Their daughters married into the Gomes, Hébert, Landry, LeBlanc, Seguinot, and Thibodeaux families.  Paul died near St.-Gabriel in January 1802; he was only 50 years old.  

1

Oldest son Paul-Henri, called Henri, born at St.-Gabriel in March 1785, married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1809.  Their son Paul Célestin, called Célestin, was born in Iberville Parish in June 1810, and Jean Charles, called Charles, in November 1824.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Joly families. 

1a

Célestin died near St. Gabriel in January 1839.  He was only 28 years old and did not marry.  

1b

Charles married cousin Marguerite Élise, Eliza, or Elysa, daughter of French Creole Edmond Joly, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1855; Marguerite's mother was a Babin.  Their son Edmond Henri was born in Iberville Parish in September 1859, Charles Joseph in July 1861, Louis Florian in September 1863, Gabriel Ignace in July 1866, and Cyrille in January 1870. 

2

Pierre, born at St.-Gabriel in May 1786, married Marine or Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Chiasson, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1811.  Their son Pierre Ursin was born in Iberville Parish in November 1811, an infant son, name unrecorded, died a few days after his birth in December 1813, Jean Trasimond, called Trasimond, was born in April 1818, and Adolphe Pierre or Pierre Adolphe in August 1827.  Their daughters married into the Brown, LeBlanc, and Ross families.  Pierre died near St. Gabriel in June 1851; he was 65 years old. 

2a

Trasimond married Domitille, daughter of Spanish Creole Antoine Lopez, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1848; Domitille's mother was a Comeaux.  Their son Magloire was born in Iberville Parish in October 1848, Antonio Oscar in January 1850 but died the following July, Pierre Alexandre was born in June 1851, Philippe de Osselis in August 1858, Marcel Alonzo in November 1860, Joseph Dhema in November 1865, and Trasimond, fils in November 1867. 

2b

Adolphe married Carmelite Telcide, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Augustin Hébert, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1854.  Their son Paul Ostere was born in Iberville Parish in November 1854, Pierre Enos in August 1857, Henry Alphonse in July 1860, Alfred in March 1863, twins Amédée and Émile in February 1867, and Joseph Armand in November 1869. 

3

Hubert, born at St.-Gabriel in July 1796, died near St. Gabriel in April 1827.  He was only 30 years and probably did not marry.  

4

Youngest son Victor, born at St. Gabriel in June 1801, died at age 15 months in October 1802.  

Descendants of Étienne BABIN (c1749-1788; Antoine, Vincent)

Étienne, elder son of Joseph Babin and Anne-Marie Landry, born probably at Pigiguit in c1749, came to Louisiana from Maryland in July 1767 with his widowed father and two siblings and followed them to St.-Gabriel, where he married a woman whose name has been lost to history.  Evidently she gave him no children.  He remarried to Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Bonaventure LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques, downriver from St.-Gabriel, in January 1778.  Their daughters married into the Lacave, Lopez, and Seguinaud families.  Étienne died at St.-Gabriel in December 1788; he was only 39 years old.  None of his five sons seems to have married, so this branch of the family, except for its blood, probably did not survive in the Bayou State.  

1

Oldest son Joseph, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Gabriel in October 1778, died at age 10 months in 1779.  

2

Isaac, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Gabriel in September 1780, died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1844.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Isaac died at "age 63 yrs., unmarried."  One wonders if Isaac ever had a wife. 

3

Joseph-Bénoni, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Gabriel in December 1781, died at age 3 in October 1784.  

4

Augustin, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Gabriel in March 1786, may have been the Auguste Babin who died near St. Gabriel in March 1827.  If so he would have been 41 years old.  The priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give Auguste's parents' names or mention a wife.  

5

Youngest son Louis-Raphaël, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Gabriel in January 1788, may have died young.  

Cyprien BABIN (c1750-1814; Antoine, Vincent)

Cyprien, younger son of Joseph Babin and Anne-Marie Landry, born probably at Pigiguit in c1750, came to Louisiana from Maryland in July 1767 with his widowed father and two siblings and followed them to St.-Gabriel.  In the late 1700s or early 1800s, he moved upriver to the Baton Rouge area, where he died in January 1814.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Cyprien was 70 years old when he died, but he was closer to 64.  He never married.  

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Three Babin families--an individual, a Babin wife, and a widow, 19 more members of the family--came from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in February 1768 with the extended  family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit.   Spanish Governor Ulloa insisted that they go to the new outpost at San Luìs de Natchez, far upriver from the other Acadian settlements.  The Breau brothers refused and went into hiding to avoid deportation at the hands of the angry governor.  The Babins and other members of the Breau party reluctantly moved to the new settlement.  This dispute was one reason why Acadians joined the French Creoles in a revolt against Ulloa in October 1768.  The next year, after he suppressed the rebellion, Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, allowed the Natchez Acadians to abandon Fort San Luìs and move to other settlements closer to their relatives.  Most of them went to Ascension:   

Catherine Landry, age 48, widow of Antoine Babin, came with seven children--Claire, age 24, Louise, age 22, Firmin, age 21, Charles, age 18, Rose, age 14, Élisabeth or Isabelle, age 4, and Marie, age unrecorded.  After the Acadians abandoned San Luìs de Natchez, she took her family to Ascension.  Her daughters married into the Breau, Dies, Dugas, and Guédry families.  Some of them stayed at Ascension, and others, including Claire, moved to the western prairies with their husbands.  Her sons settled at Ascension.  

Joseph Babin, age 38, came with wife Rosalie Babin, age 31, two children--Simon, age 5, and Marie-Rose, age 2--and his younger brother Joseph le jeune, age 21.  They settled at San Luìs de Natchez and then at Ascension.  

Marguerite Babin, age 38, widow of Alexis Comeau, came with three sons and a daughter.  

Marie Babin, age 28, came with husband Mathurin Landry, age 34, and two children.  

François-Marie Babin, age 26, Catherine Landry's oldest son, came with wife Marguerite-Hélène Breau, age 31, two sons--Charles, age 4, and Paul, an infant--and two young orphans, Babin siblings Mathurin, age 12, and Anne, age 7.  They settled at San Luìs de Natchez and then at Ascension, where one of their sons and Mathurin also settled.  Anne married fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Melançon at Ascension in April 1787.  

Olivier Babin, age 18, also an orphan, came alone and followed the Breau party to San Luìs de Natchez.  

Descendants of Joseph BABIN l'aîné (c1730-late 1760s or early 1770s; Antoine, ?)

Joseph Babin l'aîné, born at Minas in c1730, married Rosalie, daughter of Paul Babin, probably in Maryland.  They came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 with two young children and his younger brother, Joseph le jeune, and followed the Breau party to San Luìs de Natchez.  After the Acadians were allowed to leave Natchez, they moved to St.-Gabriel, where Rosalie remarried to an Hébert widower in January 1773.  Joseph l'aîné's daughter married into the Landry family.  His only son died young, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive in the Bayou State.  

Simon, born in Maryland in c1763, died at age 5 at San Luìs de Natchez soon after reaching Louisiana. 

Joseph BABIN le jeune (c1754-?; Antoine, ?)

Joseph Babin le jeune, born at Minas in c1754, came to Louisiana in February 1768 with the family of his older brother, Joseph l'aîné.  He followed them to San Luìs de Natchez.  He may not have married.  

Descendants of François-Marie BABIN (c1742-1796; Antoine, Vincent)

François-Marie, eldest son of Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry, born at Minas in c1742, came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 with his wife Marguerite-Hélène, called Hélène, Breau, whom he had married in Maryland in c1763, two small sons, and two young orphans.  They settled at San Luìs de Natchez and then, after the Acadians were allowed to leave the place, moved to Ascension and then to St.-Gabriel, where they had more children.  Their daughters, one of them baptized at New Orleans in April 1772, married into the LeBlanc (French Canadian, not Acadian) and Rivet families.  François died at St.-Gabriel in October 1796; he was 54 years old.  His oldest son remained on the river, though a grandson moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  His middle son's line, except for its blood, died out early.  His youngest son left the river and moved to Terrebonne Parish.  

1

Oldest son Charles, born in Maryland in c1765, married Madeleine-Angélique, called Angélique, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre-Paul Foret, at St.-Gabriel, on the river above Ascension, in January 1801.  Their son Charles-Édouard was born at St.-Gabriel in October 1801, Joseph Arsène, called Arsène, a twin, in February 1805, more twins, perhaps one or both of them sons, names unrecorded, died a day after their birth in November 1806, an infant, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died in October 1809, and Zéphirin Napoléon was born in August 1812.  Their daughter married into the Dugas family.  Charles, père died in Ascension Parish in December 1826; he was 61 years old.  Two of his sons settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

1a

Charles Édouard married cousin Mathilde, 23-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1825; Mathilde's mother, also, was a Foret; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled at Bruly on the west side of the river in Ascension Parish, near the boundary with Assumption Parish, and had many sons there.  Charles Édouard remarried to Marie Domitille, daughter of Jean Baptiste Gros, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1838.  They settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish. 

1b

Joseph Arsène married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of French Creole François Constant Peignier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1837.  They also settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

2

Paul, born in Maryland in August 1767, married Marguerite-Pélagie, another daughter of Michel Dugas, at Ascension in April 1802.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Valéry Joseph or Joseph Valéry in April 1804, and Jean or Paul Laurent in August 1806 but died at age 7 in August 1813.  Their daughters married into the Babin and L'Alemand families.  

Joseph Valéry died in Ascension Parish in January 1824.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  His father's line of the family, except for its blood, likely died with him.  

3

Youngest son François, born at Ascension in May 1774, married Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Broussard, at Ascension in April 1799, and remarried to Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1809.  In the early 1820s, Francois moved his family to what became Terrebonne Parish, where many of his children also settled.

Descendants of Firmin BABIN (c1747-1790s; Antoine, Vincent)

Firmin, second son of Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry, born at Minas in c1747, came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 with his widowed mother and siblings.  He followed them to San Luìs de Natchez, where he married Bibianne, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Breau, in January 1769.  After the Acadians left Natchez later that year, Firmin and Bibianne followed his family to Ascension.  Their daughters married into the Hébert, Landry, and Lavergne families.  Firmin remarried to Isabelle, daughter of Arche Brousse or Brusse, at Ascension in November 1781.  She gave him more children.  In 1788, they were living on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension.  Their daughter married into the Dugas family.  Firmin died at Ascension by January 1792, when his wife remarried there; he would have been in his mid 40s that year.  His two oldest sons settled on Bayou Lafourche, but his younger sons remained on the river.  

1

Oldest son Paul-Firmin, by his father's first wife, born at San Luìs de Natchez in c1770, married Dorothée, daughter of German Creole Joseph Pichoff of the Upper German Coast, at Assumption on the upper Lafourche in May 1802.  In the late 1810s or 1820s, Paul took his family down bayou to Lafourche Interior Parish, where most of his children settled.

2

Joseph-Bénoni, called Bénoni, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in January 1774, married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Athanase Dugas, at Ascension in July 1800.  In the 1820s, they moved to Lafourche Interior Parish, where most of their children also settled.  

3

Pierre-Firmin, called Firmin, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in December 1775, died at age 17 in October 1792.   

4

Simon-Théodore, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension in December 1782, married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Landry, at Ascension in February 1805.  Their son Raphaël Simon or Simon Raphaël was born at Ascension in September 1806 but died at age 2 in July 1809, and an infant son, name unrecorded, died at age 2 months in October 1811.  Their daughters married into the Lamarre and Landry families.  Simon Théodore remarried to cousin Henriette, also called Sidalie, daughter of Joseph Babin and widow of Firmin Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1815.  Their son François Gédéon, called Gédéon, was born in Ascension Parish in October 1824.  Their daughters married Babin and Landry cousins.  Simon Théodore died in Ascension Parish in November 1842; the priest who recorded his burial said that Simon died at "age 66 yrs.," but he was "only" 59. 

Gédéon, by his father's second wife, married fellow Acadian Clémence Guidry probably in Ascension Parish in the late 1840s.  Their son François Numa was born in Ascension Parish in April 1851, Albert Séverin in October 1853, Pierre Dorza in December 1855, and Alexandre in March 1858.

5

François, born at Ascension in March 1785, married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1813.  Their infant child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died at age 2 months in August 1818, Joseph Pierre was born near St. Gabriel in June 1819, Simon Missael or Marcellus, called Marcellus, in January 1823, and Henri Dreville or Treville in March 1825 but died at age 3 in July 1828.  François died near St. Gabriel in June 1835; the priest who recorded his burial said that François was 45 years old when he died, but he was 50. 

Marcellus married Marie Amenaïde, called Amenaïde, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Reine, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1841.  They lived near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph Marcellus was born in February 1845, Laurent died at age 18 months in April 1852, and Calixte was born in October 1859. 

Joseph Marcellus married Marie Lezida, called Nizida, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Braud, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in February 1869.  Their son Pierre Amilcar was born near Gonzales in August 1870. 

6

Youngest son Joseph-Toussaint, born at Ascension in November 1789, died at age 1 in September 1790.

Charles BABIN (c1750-1773? 1779?; Antoine, Vincent)

Charles, third and youngest son of Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry, born at Minas in c1750, came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 with his widowed mother and siblings.  He followed them to San Luìs de Natchez and then to Ascension.  He may have been the Charles Babin who died, probably from drowning, in June 1774.  Or the Charles Babin who died at Ascension in December 1779; the priest who recorded the burial did not give Charles's age or his parents' names, but this Charles would have been only 29. 

Descendants of Olivier BABIN (c1750-?; Antoine, ?)

Olivier Babin, born at Minas in c1750, came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 as an 18-year-old orphan with the family of Pierre Guédry.  He followed the rest of the Breau party to San Luìs de Natchez, where he married Marie Breau.  They departed Natchez with the other Acadians and settled at St.-Gabriel among their many cousins already there.  One wonders if this line of the family survived.  

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Older son Jacques, born at New Orleans in February 1770, may have died young.

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Younger son Jean-Baptiste-Olivier, born at St.-Gabriel in March 1773, may have been the Jean Baptiste Babin, "widower," who died in Terrebonne Parish at age 77 in January 1850.  If so, who had he married?  And who were his children, if he had any?

Mathurin BABIN (c1756-?; Antoine, ?)

Mathurin Babin, born in Maryland in c1756, came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 as an orphan with his younger sister Anne and the family of kinsman Francois Babin and followed them to San Luìs de Natchez.  He may not have married.  

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The arrival dates of several Babins who settled on the river during the late colonial period are difficult to pinpoint:

Rosalie Babin, widow of Joseph Babin, was 25 years old when she married Ignace, son of fellow Acadian Guillaume Hébert and widow of Marie LeBlanc, at St.-Gabriel in January 1773.  Spanish officials found them on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel in 1777 with an 18-year-old son from Ignace's first marriage.  Rosalie gave Ignace no more children and probably had no children from her first marriage.  

Marguerite Babin married fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, widower of Madeleine LeBlanc, at Ascension in November 1781.  

Marguerite, daughter of Dominique Babin, married Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Clouâtre, at St.-Gabriel in June 1780.  Her brothers Ignace and Paul had come to Louisiana in 1767, so she may have come with them.  She died by February 1787, when her husband remarried at St.-Gabriel.  

Madeleine-Marthe, another daughter of Dominique Babin, was 16 years old when she married Paul, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Richard, at St.-Jacques in February 1777.  She died at nearby St.-Gabriel in April 1796; she was only 35 years old.  She, too, may have come to Louisiana in 1767 with her older brothers Ignace and Paul.  She would have been only 6 years old then.  

Étienne Babin, born probably at Minas in c1754, came to Louisiana by March 1777, when Spanish officials counted him on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel; he was 23 years old and still a bachelor.  

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In the early 1780s, when the Spanish government offered the Acadians in France a chance for a new life in faraway Louisiana, most of the Babins in France chose to stay in the mother country.  However, four, perhaps five, of them took up the Spanish offer and sailed to Louisiana on at least three of the Seven Ships of 1785.  All of them chose to go to river communities, but few of them stayed there:  

Marie Babin, age 24, crossed aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  With her were husband Louis-William Stebbens, age 36, of Boston, Massachusetts, whom she had married in France, three of their children, and her younger brother.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to Manchac coast, south of Baton Rouge.  Spanish officials counted them near Baton Rouge in 1788.  By the early 1790s, however, they had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  

François-Marie Babin, age 19, crossed on La Bon Papa with the family of his older sister Marie.  He followed his sister's family to the Manchac and also moved to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  Marie's family moved there, too.

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François-Marie and Marie's brother Simon, also called Magloire, age 23, still a bachelor, stowed away on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  Simon joined his siblings at Manchac and married twice at nearby Baton Rouge before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche.  His sons, however, remained on the river.    

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Paul Babin, age 52, who may have been the one who had gone from France to the Falkland Islands in 1765, sailed with the family of his widowed brother-in-law René Landry aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  He followed his relatives and the majority of the passengers from their ship to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  Paul probably did not marry.  

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Bonaventure Babin, who would have been age 26 in 1785, likely crossed on one of the Seven Ships though he appears on none of their passenger rolls. 

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The Babins from France added only one more line to the center of family settlement on the river, but it was a substantial one: 

Descendants of Magloire-Simon or Simon-Magloire BABIN (1762-c1833; Antoine, Charles, Jean)

Magloire-Simon or Simon-Magloire, called Simon, elder son of Simon Babin and his first wife Anastasie Thériot, born in England in January 1762, came to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, perhaps as a stowaway and joined his younger siblings at Manchac, where he married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Eustache Lejeune, in June 1787.  Marie-Madeleine had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships.  She gave him no children, or none who lived.  Simon remarried to Anne-Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Quimine, at Manchac in December 1789.  Anne also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa.  Their daughter married into the Daigre family.  In the early 1800s, Simon and Anne moved to the upper Bayou Lafourche valley, where he remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie-Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Achée and widow of François Sevin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1822; Simon was 60 years old.  Marie-Jeanne, like Simon's other wives, also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa.  Simon's succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1833; the parish clerk who recorded his succession noted that Simon was 56 years old at the time of the filing, but he was closer to 71.  His sons remained on the river and settled in Iberville, East Baton Rouge, and West Baton Rouge parishes.  

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Oldest son Auguste or Augustin, by his father's second wife, born probably at Manchac in the early 1790s, married fellow Acadian Théotiste Templet probably at Manchac in the early 1810s.  Their son Treville was born at Manchac in February 1814.  Their daughter married into the Labadiole family. 

Treville married Marie Eléonore, called Eléonore and Léonore, daughter of French Creole Valéry Bergeron, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1836.  They settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, and may have moved to southeastern Pointe Coupee Parish after the War of 1861.  Their son Léon Treville was born in March 1840, Treville, fils in July 1846, Alphonse in April 1849, Auguste Valéry in July 1853, and Louis Martial in July 1855.  Their daughter married into the Eckles and Simoneaux families. 

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Placide, by his father's second wife, born at Manchac in November 1793, married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean André Grégoire Marie Templet, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1816.  Their son Valsin Derosin, called Derosin, was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, age unrecorded, in March 1824.  They also had a son named Florentin.  Their daughters married into the Doiron and Hébert families. 

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Florentin married Cerasine, daughter of French Creole Terence Derichbourg, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1847; Cerasine's mother was a Granger.  Did they have any children? 

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Derosin married Emma, daughter of fellow Acadian Élie Hyacinthe Lejeune, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1861.

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Paul-Joachim, by his father's second wife, born at Manchac in February 1796, married Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Lejeune, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1817.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Hermogène or Armogène was baptized at the St. Gabriel church, age 8 months, in May 1820, Philogène was born in November 1822, Antoine Coriolan or Coriolas in June 1824, Joseph Alfred, called Alfred, in November 1830, and Auguste in February 1834.  They also had a son named Paulin.  Their daughter married into the Foret family.  Paul died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1853; he was 57 years old. 

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Hermogène married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Dorville Landry of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1844.  Their son Jean Armand was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1846.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Hermogène remarried to Marie Célestine, called Célestine, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Pierre Gassie, at the Brusly church in October 1851.  Their son Samuel David was born near Brusly in December 1854, Paul Émile in June 1858, Jean Homere in June 1859, and Pierre Olivier in November 1861.  Hermogène remarried again--his third marriage--to Adolphine, daughter of Anglo-American Isaac Gibson and widow of Thomas C. White, at the Brusly church in May 1867; Adolphine's mother was a Templet; Hermogène was in his late 40s. 

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Antoine Coriolan married Gertrude Ernestine, called Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Magloire Dupuy, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1852.  Their son Paul Louis Hotaire was born near Brusly in July 1853, and Laurent Émile in August 1860. 

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Alfred married Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élie Landry and widow of Aristide Hébert and Maximilien Trosclair, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1860.

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Paulin married Elodie, daughter of French Creole Jean Alexandrie, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1861; Elodie's mother was a Foret.

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Youngest son Eusilien, also called Louis, from his father's second wife, born at Manchac in February 1798, married Marie Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Doiron, probably at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in the late 1810s.  One wonders if Eusilien and his wife had any children, at least any who survived childhood. 

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A Babin not found on any of the Seven Ships passenger rolls failed to create a family line that survived in the Bayou State: 

Bonaventure BABIN (1759-1815; Antoine, Charles, Claude)

Bonaventure, son of Joseph Babin and Marine LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, born at Southampton, England, in November 1759, followed his family to France in the spring of 1763.  He lived with his family at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, from 1763-65, followed them to Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765 and lived with them on the island, at Loqueltas, until 1773, when the family returned to St.-Servan.  Bonaventure's family returned to North America in the late 1770s or early 1780s and settled on Île St.-Pierre, a French-controlled island off the southern coast of Newfound.  Bonaventure, who would have been in his late teens or early 20s when his family departed, evidently remained in France, but he did not finish his days there.  Though he appears on none of the passenger rolls of the Seven Ships' expedtions, he likely followed his fellow Acadians to Louisiana in 1785.  What is certain is that in November 1788, a month before Joseph Gravois's La Brigite reached Louisiana carrying his widowed mother Marine LeBlanc and five of her Babin children, a Bonaventure Babin married Félicité, daughter of Acadian René Landry and widow of Charles Melançon, at Ascension.  Unfortunately, the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names, but it likely was Bonaventure of England and France.  He fathered at least two sons by Félicité Landry, but the boys' baptismal records, as transcribed by the Diocese of Baton Rouge, do not give the father's parents' names.  The baptismal record of the older son, however, says the boy's godfather was Moyses, probably Pierre-Moïse, a son of Joseph Babin and Marine LeBlanc and a younger brother of the Bonnaventure Babin born in England.  Louisiana church records reveal that a Bonaventure Babin died at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in May 1815, age 65.  Bonaventure, son of Joseph and Marine, would have been only 55 years old at the time, so one wonders if the St. Gabriel priest recorded the wrong age.  One of Bonaventure's sons did not survive childhood, and the other also may have died young, so this branch of the family did not survive.  

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Older son Casimir, born at Ascension in September 1789, may have died young.  

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Younger son Valéry, born at Ascension in December 1791, died at age 7 months the following August.  

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The last group of Babins to come to Louisiana--six of them--did so in a unique way.  During Le Grand Dérangement, Marine LeBlanc, wife of Joseph Babin of Grand-Pré, became a widow either in France or after her family returned to North America.  In 1788, Marine, now age 52, and five of her children were living on Île St.-Pierre, a French-controlled island off the southern coast of Newfoundland.  Joseph Gravois of Chignecto, probably a kinsman, was captain of the schooner La Brigite.  Marine and her five Babin children--Marie-Victoire, age 25, François-Laurent, age 22, Pierre-Moïse, age 20, Anne-Marguerite, age 18, and Mathurin-Louis, age 15--and Marine's uncle Charles Babin, age unrecorded, agreed to accompany Gravois and his family to Louisiana aboard La Brigite, which reached New Orleans in December 1788; the only group of Acadians to travel directly from Greater Acadia to Louisiana, and some of the last Acadians to reach the bayou country.  Anne-Marguerite married Valentin-Désiré, son of fellow Acadians Amand Richard and Marie Breaux and widower of Susanne Marique, at St.-Jacques on the river in July.  One wonders what became of her other siblings. 

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Early in the antebellum period, in 1809, while Louisiana was still a territory of the United States, thousands of refugees from Haiti via Cuba and Jamaica arrived at New Orleans.  With them were Acadians who had left the British colonies in the 1760s and settled in the French colony of St.-Domingue, today's Haiti.  Among these refugees may have been Victoire, daughter of Chares Babin and Marie Hébert, who married Anglo American Lewis Morrow of Boston, Massachusetts, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in September 1816.  The priest who recorded the marriage called Victoire a "nat. of St. Nicolas, Santo Domingo."  One wonders if she was the Victoire Babin who died in Ascension Parish at age 81 in September 1862; the priest who recorded her funeral did not give her parents' names or even mention a husband. 

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, Babins from upper Bayou Lafourche "returned" to the river during the antebellum and immediate post war periods: 

Descendants of Firmin Henri BABIN (1804-?; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine, François-Marie)

Firmin Henri, second son of François Babin and his first wife Henriette Broussard, born at Ascension in July 1804, followed his family to Terrebonne Parish in the early 1820s but married cousin Renée or Rosalie Sidalise, daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1830; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry; Rosalie was a sister of Firmin's younger brother Maximilien's wife Adélaïde.  Firmin and Rosalie settled on the river.  Rosalie died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in May 1865; the priest who recorded her burial said that she died at "age 64 years, 9 months."  One wonder if any of their five sons created a family of his own.

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Oldest son Henri Joseph, born in Ascension Parish in July 1831, died in Ascension Parish in August 1848.  He was only 17 years old.

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Vincent Telesphore, called Telesphore, born in Ascension Parish in March 1836, died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in April 1864.  He was only 28 years old and did not marry. 

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François Dorville, called Dorville, was born in Ascension Parish in February 1839.  During the War of 1861, Dorvalle, as he was called by wartime record keepers, seems to have served in Company D of the 14th Regiment Confederate Cavalry and Company A of Ogden's Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Ascension Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. 

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Eugène Hilarion, born in Ascension Parish in October 1844, died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in August 1865.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Eugène died at "age ca. 18 years," but he was 21.  He did not marry. 

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Youngest son Jacques was born in Ascension Parish in c1847 but died at age 3 in October 1850. 

Descendants of François Maximilien BABIN (c1805-1864?; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine, François-Marie)

François Maximilien, called Maximilien, third son of François Babin and his first wife Henriette Broussard, born either at St. Gabriel or Ascension in the mid- or late 1800s, followed his family to Terrebonne Parish in the early 1820s but married cousin Adélaïde, daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1836; Adélaïde was a sister of Maximilien's older brother's wife Rosalie.  Maximilien and Adélaïde remained in Ascension Parish.  Maximiliani Babin died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in February 1864.  One wonders if this was François Maximilien; if so, he would have been in his late 50s. 

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Older son Joseph Maximilien was born in Ascension Parish in March 1837. 

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Younger son François Xavier was born in Ascension Parish in March 1854.

Descendants of Nicolas dit Colin BABIN (1814-1853; Antoine, Jean, Paul, Amand)

Nicolas, also called Colas and Colin, third son of Landry Babin and Marie Louise Landry, born in Ascension Parish in November 1814, followed his parents to upper Bayou Lafourche, but, unlike his older brothers, he did not remain there.  He married Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Gaudin, at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, in September 1834.  They settled on the river.  Their daughters married Landry cousins.  Colin died in Ascension Parish in September 1853; he was only 38 years old.  All of his surviving sons settled in Ascension Parish and, like their sisters, most of them married Landrys.   

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Oldest son Marius Nicolas, born in Ascension Parish in December 1838, married Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1859.

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Pierre Julien, born in Ascension Parish in August 1840, died in September.

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 Édouard Césaire, born in Ascension Parish in August 1841, died at age 2 in October 1843.

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Théodore Jean Baptiste, born probably in Ascension Parish in the early 1840s, married cousin Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

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 Cyrille Landry, called Landry le jeune, born in Ascension Parish in August 1845, married cousin Marie Cécile, called Cécile, daughter of fellow Acadian Norbert Landry, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in March 1868; they had to secure a dispensation for third and fourth degrees of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Demas Colin was born near Gonzales in November 1868. 

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Césaire Trasimond, called Trasimond, born in Ascension Parish in August 1847, married cousin Zelamie, daughter of fellow Acadian Apollinaire Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1868; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity. 

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Youngest son Sandon Joseph Félix, called Félix S., born in Ascension Parish in October 1850, married first cousin Eugénie A., daughter of fellow Acadian Adélard Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1869; Eugénie's mother was Félix's maternal aunt, so they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled near Gonzales. 

Descendants of Pierre Destival BABIN (1815-; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine, Firmin)

Pierre Destival, called Destival, fourth son of Paul Firmin Babin and Dorothée Pichoff, born probably in Assumption Parish in February 1815, married Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry and widow of Placide LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1844.  They remained on the river, settling probably near the boundary of Iberville and Ascension parishes.  ...

Blaise Félix was born in Ascension Parish in February 1847. 

Descendants of Léon Laurent BABIN (1823-; Antoine, Jean, Paul, Amand)

Léon Laurent, sixth son of Louis Babin and Anne Céleste Dugas of Ascension, born in Assumption Parish in August 1823, married cousin Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry LeBlanc and widow of ____ Chaumere, at the Paincourville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary of Assumption and Ascension parishes on upper Bayou Lafourche before moving to the river. ...

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Oldest son Léon Boniface was born near Paincourtville in June 1853.

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Louis Jean Baptiste was born in Ascension Parish in December 1854.

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Joseph Hector was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in August 1861.

Descendants of Pierre Derosin BABIN (1835-; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine, Firmin, Paul-Firmin)

Pierre Derosin, called Derosin, third and youngest son of Michel Eugène Babin and Marie Céleste Babin, born in Ascension Parish in February 1835, married Marie Eléonore, called Eléonore, daughter of French Creole Norbert Villeneuve, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1856; Marie's mother was a Landry.  They settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, away from the river. 

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Oldest son Eugène was born in Ascension Parish in September 1857.

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Alzide N. was born in Ascension Parish in July 1859.

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Adam was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in June 1865. 

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Ulger was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in February 1868. 

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Other BABINs on the River

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

Jean-Charles Babin "of Acadia, Parish of St. Joseph," which was Rivière-aux-Canards in the Minas Basin, died at Ascension in July 1789.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Jean-Charles was 47 years old when he died but did not list his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Pierre Babin married Louise Morvant.  Their son Pierre, fils was born at St.-Jacques in October 1791.

Agnès Babin, born in c1734, married fellow Acadian Baptiste Melançon.  Their arrival date is anyone's guess; however, no Agnès Babin can be found on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names.  She may have been a young widow when she came to Louisiana, and Agnès may have been her middle name.  She died near Convent, St. James Parish, in March 1814.  The priest who recorded her burial said that she was a native of Acadia, a widow, and was 80 years old when she died, but, sadly, he did not give her parents' names.  

Joseph Babin died near Baton Rouge in May 1830.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died at "age 55 yrs." but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Pierre Augustin Babin died in Ascension Parish in June 1836.  He was only 3 years old.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Jean Philippe Babin married Marguerite A. Babin in a civil ceremony probably near Baton Rouge in the 1830s.

Eugène Babin died in Ascension Parish in November 1841.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial said that Eugène died at "age ca. 28 yrs." but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Élisabeth Babin's son Joseph died in Ascension Parish, age 5 months, in June 1849, son John Dorecar was born in September 1853, and another child, perhaps a son, name and gender unrecorded, died at age 2 1/2 in July 1858.  The Donaldsonville priest or priests who recorded the children's burials and baptism did not give the father's name or mention Élisabeth's parents. 

Colin, son of Joseph Babin, died in St. James Parish at age 3 in July 1851.  The St. James church priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name. 

Céleste Babin gave birth to son Joseph Théodule in Ascension Parish in March 1852.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the boy's baptism the following June did not give the father's name or mention Céleste's parents. 

Pierre Paul Babin died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre Paul died at "age 42" but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Evariste Babin married cousin Marie Élodie, called Élodie, Babin.  Their son Jean Aulibert was born in Ascension Parish in January 1854. 

Joseph Babin married Marie Louise Peña.  Their daughter Marie Octavie married into the Garcia family in Ascension Parish in January 1856. 

Joseph Babin married Nanette Boudreaux and settled in Ascension Parish by the late 1850s.  One wonders if she was Anne dite Nanette Boudreaux, widow of Pierre Casimir Babin, who died in April 1853. 

Joseph Babin married Aglae, perhaps Marie Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Gautreaux, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in December 1857; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of affinity in order to marry.  The priest who recorded the marriage, unfortunately, did not give the couples' parents' names.  They lived near the boundary of St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph D'Auxilia was born in October 1858, Alexandre Albert, called Albert, in February 1860 but died at age 15 months in May 1861, Joseph Fernand was born in October 1861, Louis in c1863 but died at age 4 in May 1867, and Joseph, fils in April 1870.

Adélaïde Babin married Adolphe Blouin at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' names. 

Eugène Babin died in Ascension Parish in January 1862.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Eugène died a "widow, age 64 years."  One wonders who he married.  

Carmelite Babin married Augustin Suarez in a civil ceremony probably in Ascension Parish before sanctifying the marriage at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

William Babin married Mary ____.  Their son Thomas was born near Baton Rouge in March 1862. 

A son, name and age unrecorded, described only as a "child," of Raphaël Babin, "res. of the Prairie," died in Ascension Parish in August 1863.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name.

Sosthène Babin married Louise Landry and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1860s. 

Théodule Evariste Babin married Elodie Marie Babin and settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, by the mid-1860s. 

Antoine Rosémond Babin died in Ascension Parish, age unrecorded, in October 1866. 

Alceste Babin married Caroline Guédry and settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Octave Babin married Caroline Lee and settled near Baton Rouge by the late 1860s. 

A., son of Adolphe Babin, died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, age unrecorded, in September 1867.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name.

M. Ethelvina Babin married cousin Bienvenu Landry at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1869; they had to secure a dispensation for third and fourth degrees of consanguinity.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Augustine Babin married fellow Acadian Paul Rosémond Landry at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Rosalie Babin married John Hagans at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Zéphirin Babin married Edwige Rodrigue at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son, name and age unrecorded, may have died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1870. 

Francis Babin married Constance Noblet.  Their twin sons Gilbert and Joseph Richard were born near Baton Rouge in February 1870. 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Babins who came to Louisiana in the 1760s remained on the river.  However, five female Babins moved to the western prairies, and three of them stayed:

Two Babin sisters from Halifax followed their widowed mother from Cabanocé/St.-Jacques to the Opelousas District in the late 1760s, but they did not remain there.  Lisa-Marie-Josèphe, called Lise, older daughter of Basile Babin and Anne Sonnier, born probably at Halifax in c1760, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, with her widowed mother and sister in 1765.  They lived at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques before moving to the Opelousas District, where she was raised by her stepfather, Michel Cormier of Chignecto and Opelousas, after her mother died.  She returned to the river and married Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Bergeron, père, at St.-Jacques in June 1778.  By the mid-1790s, they had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Marie-Josèphe, Lise's younger sister, born probably at Halifax in c1764, also went to the Opelousas District with her widowed mother and was raised by her stepfather, Michel Cormier.  Marie-Josèphe was only 15 years old when she married Jean-Charles, son of fellow Acadian Jean Arceneaux, at St.-Jacques in January 1777.  They remained on the river.  Marie remarried to Frenchman Louis Billou of Tonney-Boutonne, Aunis, widower of Ester Chamet and Julie Pourceare, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in December 1814; Marie-Josèphe was in her early 50s.   She died near Convent in May 1820, in her late 50s.

Marie Babin, born in c1744, daughter of perhaps Dominique Babin of Minas, came to Louisiana probably from Maryland in the late 1760s.  She married Claude, son of Charles Martin of Port-Royal, at Attakapas in c1770.  She first appears in the Atakapas census of 1771, age 24, with her husband, a son, and Joseph, son of Dominique Babin, who may have been her brother.  She died at her son Michel Martin's home at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in September 1823; she was 80 years old.  

Claire, daughter of Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry, born probably at Minas in c1744, came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1768 with her widowed mother and siblings.  She married Pierre, son of Augustin Guidry, at San Luìs de Natchez on the river, followed him downriver to Ascension, and then out to the Opelousas prairie, where she died in June 1780, in her mid-30s.  

Anne-Barbe, called Barbe, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Babin and Ursule Landry, born in Maryland in c1756, came to Louisiana in 1768 with her widowed mother and siblings.  She married Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Honoré Melançon, at St.-Jacques on the river and followed him to the Attakapas District, where she died in August 1817, in her early 60s.  

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During the late 1760s or early 1770s, a Babin from the river moved to upper Bayou Teche and created a small western branch of the family:  

Descendants of Joseph BABIN (c1755-1820; Antoine, Vincent, Joseph)

Joseph, youngest son of Dominique Babin and Marguerite Boudrot, born in Maryland in c1755, came to Louisiana probably in 1767 with his older brothers Ignace and Paul.  He probably lived at St.-Gabriel on the river with them before he came to Attakapas, where he first appeared in the general census of 1771 as a 16-year-old living in the household of Claude Martin and Marie Babin, probably his older sister.  Joseph appeared again on an Attakapas District militia list in January 1773.  He married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Honoré Melançon, at Attakapas in February 1778.  They settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche, near present-day Breaux Bridge.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc, Savoie, and Sonnier families.  Joseph, père died at his home at La Pointe in October 1820; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died at "age about 60 years," but he was closer to 65.  His second son's family line was especially vigorous. 

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Oldest son Julien, born at Attakapas in September 1786, married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Guilbeau of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1807.  Their son Jean or Julien Nelson, called Nelson, was born at La Pointe in October 1809, and a son, name unrecorded, died at his parent's home at La Pointe in January 1819 age 17 days.  Their daughters married into the Decuir and Hébert families.  Julien, père died at his home at La Pointe in October 1819; he was only 33 years old.  His son settled  near Breaux Bridge. 

Julien Nelson married Marcellite Arthémise, daughter of Charles Cohem, Cohen, Comb, Combe, Come, or Comme, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1834.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son, name unrecorded, died 3 days after his birth in May 1835, Julien Fostin was born in August 1836, Eudgar Numa in March 1838, Charles Orel in October 1842, Omer was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, age unrecorded, in August 1848, and Jean was born in March 1850.  They also had an older son called Jules N. and Jean Baptiste, unless he was Julien Fostin.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Romero families.  Nelson's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1867; he would have been 58 years old that year. 

Jules N./Jean Baptiste married Agnès Victorine, called Victorine, daughter of Spanish Creole Bernard Romero, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in August 1857.  Their son Jules Aubin was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1859 but probably died at age 9 1/2 in October 1868, Léonce Numa was born in January 1861, Léonard in June 1863 but died at age 1 1/2 in May 1865, Eugènat was born in January 1866 but died the following August, Adam Omer was born in August 1867 but died at age 2 in September 1868, and Lucas was born near Breaux Bridge in December 1869.  A succession record for Jules Babin was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1867; if this was Julien Fostin, a.k.a. Jean Baptiste, he would have been 31 years old that year; and, judging by the birth of one of his sons, it would not have been a post-mortem succession. 

Numa, probably Eudgar Numa, married Spanish Creole Marie C. Romero.  Their son Numa Eusèbe was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in April 1863. 

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Pierre-Alexandre or Alexandre-Pierre, born at Attakapas in October 1792, married Marie Tarsile, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac Thibodeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1817.  Their son Pierre-Alexandre, fils was born at La Pointe in December 1817 but died at age 8 1/2 in January 1830, Placide was born in March 1819, Joseph Dermancourt, called Dermancourt, in November 1820, Charles Sidné in August 1822, Julien le jeune in January 1826, Jean Omer, called Omer and also Amédé, in October 1827, Michel in September 1829, Alexandre, fils in March 1833, Placide Émile, called Émile, in January 1835, and Iréné Théogène, called Théogène, in March 1837.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Cormier, Guilbeau, Hébert, and Mouton families.  Alexandre, père died in St. Martin Parish in December 1855; he was 63 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following February. 

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Charles Sidné married cousin Marie Léomire or Louise, also called Marie Henri, daughter of fellow Acadian Colin LeBlanc, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, April 1844; Marie's mother was a Babin.  They settled near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish.  Their son Charles, fils was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, age unrecorded, in January 1848, Pierre Egmard was born in January 1852, Joseph Gaston in November 1864, and Luc in October 1868.

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Omer/Amédé married cousin Uranie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élisée Paul Thibodeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1851.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Omer, fils was born in December 1851, Élisée in May 1860 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1861, Honoré was born in October 1862, and Oser in January 1865 but died at age 1 1/2 in June 1866.  Omer died in St. Martin Parish in November 1867; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Omer died "at age 37 yrs.," but he was 40; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December.

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Michel married Marie Azéma, called Azéma, daughter of French Creole Joseph Allegre, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1853; Marie's mother was a Cormier.  Their son Gabriel was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1855, Ernest in November 1855[sic], Alexandre le jeune in March 1858, and Michel Alcibiades in December 1860.  Michel's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1867; he would have been 38 years old that year. 

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Dermancourt married Marguerite Cléonise or Cléonide, another daughter of Joseph Allegre and widow of Achille Sonnier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Ubalde was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1854, and Albert in March 1858.

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Émile married Joséphine Letitia, called Letitia, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Baptiste Castille and widow of Alexandre Girard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1860. 

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Théogène married Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Lucien Decuir, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1861; Mathilde's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Joseph Alcide was born near New Iberia in January 1866. 

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Julien le jeune died in St. Martin Parish in May 1864.  He was only 38 years old and may not have married.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

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Placide may have died near Lydia, Iberia Parish, in December 1870.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that P. Babin died "at age 50 yrs."  Placide would have been 51.  Did he marry? 

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Youngest son Joseph, fils, born at Attakapas in September 1793, probably died young.  

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Other BABINs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Babins in the western parishes to known Acadian lines of the family there:

Joseph Babin married Émilie Frugé and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1820s.  He may have been the Joseph Babin who died in St. Martin Parish at age 53 in May 1834.

Édouard Babin married Josephine Frugé.  Their son Édouard, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1830.

Arthémise Babin married Théogène, son of probably Julien Melançon of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1845.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names.  

Léopold Babin married Acadian Félicie Broussard.  Their son Henri was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1854. 

Jean Baptiste Babin died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1856.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give his parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 25 yrs." 

Donguine Babin married Alphonsine Bullard and settled near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, by the mid-1860s. 

Jules Babin died in St. Martin Parish "at age 10 mths." in June 1866.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

E. J. Babin married Folbert Johnson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

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A Babin family that settled near Grand Coteau cannot be linked by local church and civil records to other Babins in the area:

Descendants of Evariste BABIN (?-; Antoine, ?)

Evariste Babin married German Creole Brigitte Stelly.  Their daughter married into the Marks family. ...

Joseph married cousin Lauron, daughter of Spanish Creole Jean Baptiste Castille, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1866; Lauron's mother, also, was a Stelly

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

During the early 1790s, a Babin from France who had settled on the river moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement: 

Marie Babin, wife of Louis-William Stebbens of Boston, Massachusetts, followed him from Baton Rouge to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  They settled at Assumption.  She remarried to Charles, son of Joseph Fournier of St.-Thomas, Québec, at Assumption in February 1800.  Her succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1829; she would have been 69 years old that year.  

Descendants of François-Marie BABIN (1766-1810s; Antoine, Charles, Jean)

François Marie, younger son of Simon Babin and his first wife Anastasie Thériot and Marie's younger brother, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in November 1766, came to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, with Marie's family.  He followed them to Manchac, below Baton Rouge, where he married Marie-Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Ignace Usé, in December 1786.  Marie-Anne also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa.  They were still living at Manchac in 1788, but by the mid-1790s they had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, the first Babin family to settle there.  Their daughters married into the Comte or Lecompte, Robichaux, and Toups families.  François's succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1816; he would have been 50 years old that year.  

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Oldest son François-Auguste, called Auguste, born at Ascension in January 1792, married Justine, 22-year-old daughter of German Creole André Toups and widow of Charles Rome, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1822.  Their son Toussaint Marcellin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1825, Auguste, fils in December 1830, Justin in February 1837, and Amédée in March 1838.  Their daughters married into the Grabert, Martin, Pertuit, and Robichaux families.

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Toussaint married French Creole Carmelite Grabert probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1840s.  Their son Auguste le jeune was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1847.  Toussaint remarried to Marie Ernestine, called Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1854.  Their son Pierre Froisin was born near Raceland in November 1862, Joseph was baptized at the Raceland church, age unrecorded, in January 1865 but died the following day, and Joseph Melous was born in July 1869.  During the War of 1861, Toussaint served in the Lafourche Parish Regiment Militia and, along with most of his unit, was captured at Labadieville in nearby Assumption Parish in late October 1862; the Federals released him in early November. 

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Auguste, fils married Émelia, daughter of Anglo-American Léonce Walker, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1855.  Auguste, fils died near Raceland the following July; he was only 24 years old.  His line of the family died with him. 

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Amédée married French Creole Julie Zulma or Zulema Folse in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in November 1858.  Their son Amédée, fils was born near Raceland in December 1865.  During the War of 1861, Amédée may have served in the Lafourche Parish Regiment Militia; if so, he, along with most of his unit, was captured at Labadieville in nearby Assumption Parish in late October 1862 and released by the Federals in early November.

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Justin married Alexina, daughter of Hippolyte Laneuville, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1866.  Their son Robert died near Raceland at age 2 months in September 1866, and Richard was born in September 1869.

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Jean-Baptiste, born at Assumption in July 1797, married Marie Aglae, called Aglae, 21-year-old daughter of Pierre Gisclard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1828.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1829, and François in July 1832.

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François married Rosa, daughter of French Creole François Picou, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in April 1854; Rosa's mother was an Aucoin.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Anatole was born in July 1855, Jean Baptiste Arthur in August 1860, Théophile Gustave in October 1862, Augustin Henri in September 1864, Joseph Edwin in August 1868, and François Hamilton in October 1870.

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Jean Baptiste, fils married Roseline, Celine, Phrosite, Osite, or Rosite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1854; the marriage also was recorded in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Jean Baptiste III was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1858, François was born in c1860 but died at age 3 in April 1864, Joseph Collin was born in October 1861, and Léo Joseph near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1870.

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François, fils, born at Assumption in October 1799, married Elise Euphrosine, called Frosine, 21-year-old daughter of Joseph Martin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1821 and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, the following February.  Their son Joseph François was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1822, Louis in November 1823, Édouard in February 1827, and Guillaume in March 1829.  

Guillaume, or William, may have married Victoria Ordalie ____.  Their son Joseph William was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in January 1864.

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Youngest son Raphaël-Édouard, born at Assumption in January 1803, may have been the Édouard Babin of Ascension Parish who "drowned in [the] Mississippi River" in May 1845 and was buried near Convent, St. James Parish.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Édouard was 43 years old when he died but did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

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During the antebellum period, Babins from Ascension and other river settlements, all of them descendants of the exiles from Maryland and some of them brothers, joined their cousins from France on Bayou Lafourche and added substantially to that center of family settlement.  A few of their descendants returned to the river, but most of them remained in what became Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes:

Descendants of Joseph BABIN (c1769-?; Antoine, Jean, Paul)

Joseph, elder son of Charles Babin of Minas and Madeleine Babin, born either at St.-Jacques or Ascension in c1769, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Godin dit Lincour, at Ascension in June 1801.  In the 1820s, they moved to Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Gaudin, Hébert, and LeBoeuf families. 

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Oldest son Joseph Thomas, born at Ascension in December 1804, married Céleste Phelonise, called Phelonise, daughter of French Creole Jean Jacques LeBoeuf of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1830.  They settled at Bayou Cannes or Cane in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Joseph Blaise, called Blaise, was born in February 1836, Étienne Eusilien, called Eusilien, in December 1838, and Théodule Éloi in December 1841.  Their daughters married into the Barrios, Bourgeois, Choistre or Choueste, Hébert, and Rhodes families.  Joseph T. died in Terrebonne Parish in July 1863; he was 58 years old; a petition for administration of his estate was filed at the Houma courthouse in January 1870. 

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Blaise married Milie Gurvillia, Sevelienne, Survilia, or Suvilia, daughter of French Creole Narcisse Marcel of Terrebonne Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1858, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1860.  Their son Joseph Narcisse, called Narcisse, was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1859, and Cez Adorestille in August 1861 but died "at age 5 or 6 mths." the following January.  Blaise died in Terrebonne Parish in October 1866; the priest who recorded his burial said that Blaise died "at age 40 yrs.," but he was only 30; a petition for tutorship of his three children was filed at the Houma courthouse in January 1870. 

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Eusilien married Odille, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Broussard of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1859.  Their son Jean Celas Elphége was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1863, and Michel Aristide in September 1866. 

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Jean Evariste, called Evariste, born at Ascension in October 1806, married Marie Rosalie or Rosalie Marie, also called Marguerite and Marie Josephine, another daughter of Jean Jacques LeBoeuf, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1833.  They settled at Bayou Cannes or Cane in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Privat Trasimond was born on Bayou Black in August 1848, and Faustin or Fostin Marcellin in February 1857.  Their daughters married into the Buquet, Hébert, and LeBoeuf families.  Evariste died in Terrebonne Parish in October 1857; he was 51 years old; a petition for tutorship of his children was filed at the Houma courthouse in August 1860. 

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Marcellin, born in Ascension Parish in January 1817, married Théotiste, daughter of French Creole Narcisse Marcel.  Their son Célestin Théophile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1843, Marcellin, fils in June 1845, Eusilien in Terrebonne Parish in November 1854, and Narcisse in October 1858.  Their daughter married into the Darce family. 

During the War of 1861, Marcellin, fils served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married cousin Joséphine, daughter of Achille Babin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1870.

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Youngest son Charles Dominique, called Charles D., Damis, Dom, Domi, Donis, Dumien, and Rami, born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1820, married Marie Estelle, daughter of Spanish Creole Antoine Domingue, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1842.  Their son Louis was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1843.  Charles Dominique remarried to Spanish Creole Marie Esteve at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1849.  They settled at Petit Caillou and Montegut.  Their twin sons Charles Émile and Joseph Spoda had been born in October 1845, Antoine Florida was born in March 1850, Adam Ernest in November 1856, and Célestin Théophile in December 1866. 

Descendants of Paul-Firmin BABIN (c1770-?; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine)

Paul-Firmin, eldest son of Firmin Babin of Minas and Bibianne Breau, born at San Luìs de Natchez in c1770, married Dorothée, daughter of German Creole Joseph Pichoff of the Upper German Coast, at Assumption in May 1802.  Although their children were baptized at Ascension, they probably were born at Assumption.  One of his sons and a grandson "returned" to the river.  Another son and a grandson settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

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Oldest son Michel Eugène, called Eugène, born probably at Assumption in May 1805, married cousin Marie Célesie or Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin and widow of Zenon LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1830; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph died in Ascension Parish 5 days after his birth in October 1830, Joseph Paul was born in September 1832, and Pierre Derosin, called Derosin, in February 1835.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Villeneuve families.  Eugène may have died in Lafourche Parish in September 1853 during a yellow fever epidemic; if so, he would have been 48 years old. 

Derosin married Marie Eléonore, called Eléonore, daughter of French Creole Norbert Villeneuve, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1856; Marie's mother was a Landry.  They settled on the river near the boundary between Ascension and St. James parishes. 

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Marcellin, born probably in Assumption Parish in August 1808, died at age 2 in October 1810.  

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Paul Victorin, called Victorin, born probably in Assumption Parish in October 1811, married Marie Marcelline or Marcellite Frosite, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Bergeron of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1833.  Their son Telesphore was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1841.  Their daughters married into the Agnelly and Lalonde (French Canadian or Foreign French, not Acadian) families; they both settled in St. Landry Parish.  Victorin's only son settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

During the War of 1861, Telesphore served in Company H of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married Marguerite Paola, daughter of Alexis Jolet, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1866.  Their son Jean Franklin was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1868, and Joseph Ferdinand in July 1870.

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Pierre Destival, called Destival, born probably in Assumption Parish in February 1815, married Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry and widow of Placide LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1844.  They remained on the river. 

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Youngest son Auguste Alexandre, born probably in Assumption Parish in February 1818, married Eléonore, another daughter of Alexandre Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1839.  Their son Leufroi was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1840.  Auguste remarried to Félicité, also called Émelie, 19-year-old daughter of French Creole Jacques Bonvillain, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1849, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1850; Félicité's mother was a Crochet.  Their son Auguste Adams was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1850, and Edwin in May 1856.  Their daughters married into the Bacon or Baron and Lester families.  Auguste, père died in Terrebonne Parish in July 1858; he was only 40 years old. 

Descendants of Joseph-Bénoni BABIN (1774-1836; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine)

Joseph-Bénoni, called Bénoni or Béloni, second son of Firmin Babin of Minas and Bibianne Breau, born at Ascension in January 1774, married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Athanase Dugas, at Ascension in July 1800, where their children were born.  In the 1820s, they moved to Lafourche Interior Parish, where their children also settled close to their cousins.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Lambert, and LeBlanc families.  Joseph Bénoni died in Ascension Parish in December 1836; the priest who recorded his burial said that Bénoni was 75 years old when he died, but he was "only" 62.  

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Oldest son Joseph, born in Ascension Parish in October 1809, may have died young.  

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Eugène, born in Ascension Parish in January 1817, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1838.  Their son Joseph Alexandre was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1839, Valentin le jeune in November 1841, Leufroi Homer in Terrebonne Parish in October 1847, and Eugène Adam in September 1854.

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During the War of 1861, Valentin le jeune served in Company E of the 1st (Dreux's/Rightor's) Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought in Virginia during the first year of the conflict.  Valentin married cousin Elvina, daughter of Justin Hébert, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1863; Elvina's mother, also, was a Bergeron.  Their son Eugène Augustin was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1864, and Joseph Albert in November 1868. 

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Joseph Alexandre married Marie Elfreda or Elfrida, daughter of Auguste Chete, Echete, or Eschete of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1864.  Their son Ernest Leufroi was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1866, and François Xavier in April 1869. 

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Youngest son Valentin, born in Ascension Parish in April 1820, married Anne Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1840.  One wonders if they had any children, at least any who survived childhood. 

Descendants of François BABIN (1774-1850; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine)

François, third and youngest son of François-Marie Babin of Minas and Marguerite-Hélène Breau, born at Ascension in May 1774, married Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Broussard, at Ascension in April 1799.  Their daughter married into the Foret family.  François remarried to Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of  fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1809.  Their daughters married into the Chatanier, Crochet, Olivier, Pitre, and Pye families.  In the early 1820s, François moved his family to what became Terrebonne Parish.  François died in Terrebonne parish in January 1850; he was 75 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Houma courthouse in February.  His older sons settled in Ascension Parish, but his younger ones remained on the southeastern bayous and settled in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  Three of his sons married Babin double cousins who were sisters! 

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Oldest son Louis-Étienne, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in October 1801, probably died young.  

2

Firmin Henri, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in July 1804, married cousin Renée or Rosalie Sidalise, daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1830; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They remained in Ascension Parish on or near the river.

3

François Maximilien, called Maximilien, from his father's first wife, born either at St. Gabriel or Ascension in the mid- or late 1800s, married cousin Adélaïde, another daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1836.  They remained in Ascension Parish. 

4

Joseph Dorville, called Dorville, from his father's second wife, born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in December 1811, married cousin Rosalie Mathilde, called Mathilde, yet another daughter of Joseph Bénoni Babin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1838.  Their son Joseph Treville was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1843, and Adam Marc in April 1848.  Their daughter married into the Robichaux family. 

5

Pierre Achille, called Achille, from his father's second wife, born near St. Gabriel in March 1813, married Marie Angelina, called Angelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Ambroise Pitre, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1836.  Their son Achille Pierre was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1837, Onésime Lloyd, also called James and Lesin, in October 1838, and Damase d'Orvil in Terrebonne Parish in August 1848.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Bonvillain families. 

5a

Achille Pierre married Luvinia, daughter of French Creole Narcisse Marcel of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1859.

5b

Onésime married Elvire, daughter of fellow Acadian Léonard Crochet, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1860.  Their son Adam Aubin was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1864 but died at age 2 1/2 in November 1866. 

6

Dreville Adrien, by his father's second wife, born near St. Gabriel in March 1817, may have died young. 

7

Élie Napoléon, called Napoléon, from his father's second wife, baptized at the St. Gabriel church, age 9 months, in May 1819, married cousin Marie Sylvanise, 17-year-old daughter of Eugène Babin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1847, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1848.  Their daughter married into the Cadiere family. 

8

Louis Théodule, by his father's second wife, born probably in Terrebonne Parish in January 1824, may have died young. 

9

Youngest son Jacques, by his father's second wife, born probably in Terrebonne Parish in July 1828, married Marianne, daughter of French Creole Jacques Labit, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1853, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1854; Marianne's mother was a Roger.  Their son Jacques Justilien was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, François Eugène in November 1856, Jean Marie in November 1862, and Surville Privat, called Privat, in October 1864 but died at age 3 in November 1867.

Descendants of Auguste BABIN (1778-?; Antoine, Jean, Joseph)

Auguste, son of Joseph Babin, fils of Pigiguit and Marie Landry, born at Ascension in November 1778, married Marianne or Anne Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Bergeron, at Assumption in May 1800.  Anne also was a native of Ascension.  They settled in what became Lafourche Interior Parish, although they may have lived for a time at New Orleans.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Picou families.  Some of Auguste's grandsons settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

1

Oldest son Alexis-Charles, born at Assumption in July 1802, probably died young.  

2

Jean Auguste, called Justin and Augustin, born in Assumption Parish in December 1809, married Marie Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Honoré Breaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1827.  Their son Eugène Marcellin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1831, Joseph Hermogène, called Hermogène, in November 1839, and Ozémé Florantin in August 1843.  Their daughters married into the Daigle and Robson families.  In March 1870, Augustin, as the parish clerk called him, donated land to three of his married children. 

2a

Eugène married cousin Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1854; Adèle's mother, also, was a Breaux.  Their son Joseph Augustin was born near Montegut in August 1867.

2b

Hermogène married Marie, daughter of French Creole Isidore Dupré of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1860; Marie's mother was a LeBlanc.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Paulin Ozémé was born in July 1865, François Valéry Élie in April 1868, and Joseph Arthur in November 1870.

3

Onésime, called Olésime, Lésime, and Clézime, born in Assumption Parish in May 1816, was living in Terrebonne Parish when he married Pauline, daughter of German Creole François Malbrough, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1842; Pauline's mother was a Duhon.  Their son Émile Omer was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1845, Frank Henry in March 1847, Clinton Vega in June 1849, Joseph Ignace in August 1854, and Auguste Washington in September 1855.  Their daughters married into the Lirette and Robichaux families. 

Frank Henry married Théolene, daughter of Émile Fangui or Fanguy, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1870.

4

Youngest son François Omer or Homer, also called François Bernard, born in Orleans Parish in c1820, married Estelle Anne or Anne Estelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Florentin Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1839.  Their son Joseph Numa was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1843.  Their daughters married into the Chauvin and Duplantis families.  François Homer remarried to Eve, 17-year-old daughter of French Creole Pierre Bertin Roussel, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1848.  Their son Félicien Léon was born at Bayou Black in June 1849.  François Homer remarried again--his third marriage--to German Creole Ursule Malbrough, widow of Francis Darce, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1856, and remarried yet again--his fourth marriage--to Victorine, daughter of Jean Baptiste Navarre and widow of Ulysses Toups, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1867; Victorine's mother was a Guillot.  Their son Augustin was born near Montegut in December 1867, and Joseph in December 1869. 

Descendants of Landry BABIN (1782-1827; Antoine, Jean, Paul)

Landry, eighth son of Amand Babin and Marie-Anastasie Landry of Minas, born at Ascension in November 1782, married cousin Marie-Louise, called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian François Landry, at Ascension in April 1802.  During the late 1810s or early 1820s, they moved down bayou to Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Denoux (also called Gaillard), LeBlanc, Melançon, and Robichaux families.  Landry died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1827; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial called him Lanory and said he died "at age 47 yrs.," but he was only 44.  Some of his children and grandchildren settled in Ascension Parish, perhaps on the upper bayou, while others remained farther down bayou in Lafourche Interior Parish.  

1

Oldest son Édouard Landry, born at Ascension in November 1805, married cousin Clotilde Hortense, called Hortense, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Jacques Landry, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1825.  Their son Édouard Landry, fils, called Landry le jeune, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1828, Nicolas Émile in March 1831 but died at age 1 1/2 in July 1832, Jean Baptiste died a few days after his birth in February 1833, and Joseph Casimir, called Casimir, was born in July 1835.  Their daughter married into the Bernier and Juneau families. 

1a

Landry le jeune married Adveline, daughter of French Creole Ambroise Grabert, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1851.  They settled in Ascension Parish, perhaps on the upper bayou. 

1b

Joseph Casimir died in Ascension Parish in June 1854.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Casimir was 20 years old when he died, but, like his namesake uncle, he was only 18.  He probably did not marry. 

2

Pierre Trasimond, born in Ascension Parish in May 1810, married Marie Estelle, called Estelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Hébert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Pierre, fils died in Lafourche Interior Parish at age 3 months in November 1850.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Landry, Provost, and Simoneaux families, two of them on lower Bayou Teche.  Except for its blood, did this family line survive? 

3

Nicolas, Colas, or Colin, born in Ascension Parish in November 1814, married Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Gaudin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1834.  They settled not on the upper bayou but along the river. 

4

Youngest son Casimir Sifrien, born in Ascension Parish in March 1817, died in Ascension Parish in November 1835.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry.  

Descendants of Louis BABIN (1786-1862; Antoine, Jean, Paul)

Louis, tenth and youngest son of Amand Babin and Marie-Anastasie Landry of Minas, born at Ascension in April 1786, married Anne Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodore Dugas, at Ascension in May 1806.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary of Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Landry families.  Like his father, Louis had many sons, but nearly half of them died young.  Most of them remained on the upper bayou near the Ascension/Assumption line.  Louis died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1862; the priest who recorded his burial said that Louis died at "age 78 years," but he was "only" 76. 

1

Oldest son Alexandre Louis, born in Ascension Parish in April 1807, married cousin Henriette Phelonise, called Phelonise or Felonise, daughter of Paul Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1827; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They, too, lived near the boundary of Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Joseph Vileor, called Vileor, was born in March 1833, Jean Osémé, called Osémé, in February 1835, Joseph Telesphore, called Telesphore, in June 1840, and Joseph Achille, called Achille, in January 1843.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc family.  Henriette Phelonise died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1853; the priest who recorded her burial said that Phelonise died at "age 50 years."  Alexandre remarried to Marie Pouponne, called Pouponne, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church in January 1856; Alexandre was in his late 40s.  Their son Louis Alexandre was born near Paincourtville in March 1859, and Paul Amard in January 1863. 

1a

Vileor died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1855.  He was only 22 years old and did not marry. 

1b

Osémé married Oside or Ozite, daughter of fellow Acadian Hubert Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861.  Their child, perhaps a son, name and gender unrecorded, died a newborn near Paincourtville in November 1861.  Osémé remarried to first cousin Laurenza, daughter of Magloire Landry and widow of Clovis Dugas, at the Paincourtville church in January 1866; Laurenza's mother was a Babin; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry. 

1c

Achille married cousin Noemie, daughter of Hippolyte Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1867; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Félix was born near Paincourtville in September 1867, and Joseph Hippolyte in February 1870.  ...

1d

Telesphore married Elmire, daughter of Hermogène LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1867.  They lived at St. James Parish on the river before returning to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

2

Cyprien Sevin, a twin, born in Ascension Parish in September 1808, died at age 11 in January 1820.

3

Rosémond Ambroise, born in Ascension Parish in May 1812, probably died young. 

4

Eugène Hubert, Hubert Ulgère, or Ulgère Hubert, born in Ascension Parish in March 1814, married cousin Marie Eugènie, called Eugènie, another daughter of Paul Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1831.  Their son Joseph François Xavier was born in Ascension Parish in December 1831, Joseph Numa, called Numa, in February 1838, Joseph Aristide, called Aristide, in March 1840, Joseph Félix in March 1842, Édouard Joseph died 8 days after his birth in February 1844, and Joseph Artur was born in November 1845.  Hubert died in Ascension Parish in December 1847; he was only 33 years old. 

4a

Joseph Numa married cousin Elmire Zoe, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Bujole, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1859; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

4b

Aristide married Hortance, daughter of Paulin Chaumere or Schomer, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1865; Horance's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Aristide Bruno was born in Ascension Parish in June 1866. 

5

Pierre Casimir, called Casimir, born in Ascension Parish in February 1818, married Anne dite Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Marie Boudreaux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1842.  Their son Édouard Joseph Casimir was born in Ascension Parish in March 1843, Joseph Théodule in June 1844 but died a few weeks later, and Louis Léonce was born in April 1852.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Rougeau families.  Casimir died in Ascension Parish in April 1853; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Casimire died at "age 30 years," but Pierre Casimir would have been 35. 

6

Léon Laurent, born in Assumption Parish in August 1823, married cousin Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry LeBlanc and widow of ____ Chaumere, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary of Assumption and Ascension parishes before settling on the river. 

7

Joseph Magloire, born in Assumption Parish in February 1826, married cousin Apolline, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Gautreaux and widow of Joseph LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1854; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

8

Joseph Faustin, born in Ascension Parish in February 1830, died at age 2 months the following April. 

9

Youngest son François Xavier died in Ascension Parish at age 18 months in June 1833.

Descendants of Jacques-Alexandre BABIN (1783-1849; Antoine, Jean, Joseph)

Jacques-Alexandre, fourth son of Jean-Jacques Babin of Pigiguit and Marguerite Landry, born at Ascension in December 1783, married Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Melançon, at nearby St.-Jacques in November 1804.  They settled in what became Ascension Parish, perhaps on the upper bayou.  By the early 1820s, they had moved down bayou to Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois and Part families.  Jacques died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1849; he was 65 years old; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in July.  Five of his seven sons created families of their own and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish. 

1

Oldest son Ursin, also called Justin, born at St.-Jacques in September 1805, married Marcelline, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Bourgeois, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1826.  Their son Ursin Aurelien, called Aurelien, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1826, Joseph Rémi, called Rémi, in August 1828, Jean Onésime, called Onésime, in August 1830, Jacques Justin in August 1833 but died at age 3 1/2 in January 1837, Crescence died at age 2 1/2 in February 1847, Omer Magloire was born in January 1847, Eugène le jeune died 6 days after his birth in November 1849, Trasimond Adam was born in December 1850, and Louis Ernest in August 1852.  They also had a son named Marcellin Maximin.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Guillot families.

1a

Aurelien married Marie Anaïs, called Anaïs, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1848.  Their son Ursin Léo was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1850.  Their daughter married a Breaux cousin. 

1b

Jean Onésime married Marie Estelle, called Estelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Guillot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1852.  Their son Joseph Onésime, fils was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1865.

1c

Rémi died in Lafourche Parish in July 1855.  He was only 26 years old and may not have married. 

1d

Marcellin Maximin married Angeline or Engeline, another daughter of Paul Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Joseph Philippe was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1868.

1e

Omer married Odilia, yet another daughter of Paul Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1869. 

2

Jean Jacques le jeune, called Jacques or Jacquin, born at Ascension in November 1806, married Anne Séraphine, called Séraphine, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Marie Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1827.  Their son Jérôme Adam, called Adam, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1834, Joseph Augustave in May 1836, Jean Baptiste Laurence, called Laurence, in September 1838, Eugène Delphin, called Delphin, in November 1845, and Jean Jacques, fils near Lockport in October 1853.  Their daughters married into the Badeaux and Gautreaux families. 

2a

Joseph Augustave married Rosema, daughter of fellow Acadian Trasimond Trahan, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1860.

2b

Laurence married Mathilde, daughter of Anglo-American W. Wilton, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in September 1860, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1863.  Their son Louis Lawrence was born near Lockport in August 1870.  During the War of 1861, Laurence served in the Lafourche Parish Regiment Militia and, along with most of his unit, was captured at Labadieville in nearby Assumption Parish in late October 1862; the Federals released him in early November. 

2c

Adam married Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Savoie, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in November 1860.

2d

Delphin married cousin Eliza, daughter of Adélard Boudreaux, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1867. 

3

Joseph Oleus, born in Ascension Parish in May 1808, probably died young. 

4

Paul Onésime, called Onésime and Lésime, born in Ascension Parish in January 1810, married Mélasie, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1829.  Their son Paul Onésime, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1830, Jacques Donat, called Donat, in January 1836, Félix Julien in January 1839, and Pierre Euphrosin, called Froisin, in June 1844.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois (French Creole, not Acadian) and Robichaux families.

4a

Paul Onésime, fils married Eugènie, daughter of French Creole Edmond Bourgeois, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1856; one of Paul Onésime's sisters married Eugènie's brother.  Their son Paul III was born near Raceland in February 1857, Félix le jeune in January 1861, Joseph Apollinaire in April 1863, and Pierre Alix in February 1870. 

4b

Donat married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Furcy Theriot, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Justinien was born near Raceland in November 1865. 

4c

Froisin married Joséphine, daughter of Rosémond Usé, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1867.

4d

Félix married Céleste, another daughter of Furcy Theriot, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1869.  Their son Louis Félix was born near Raceland in March 1870. 

5

Jacques Eugène, called Eugène, born in Ascension Parish in November 1811, married Adèle, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Broussard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1832.  Their son Eugène Charles was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1836, Joseph Adélard, called Adélard, in April 1841 but died at age 8 in June 1849, and Pierre Octave, called Octave, was born in January 1844.  Their daughters married into the James and Legendre (Foreign French, not Acadian) families.  Eugène, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1849; he was only 38 years old and a widower; "letters of tutorship" for his children were filed at the Thibodaux courthouse three weeks after his death. 

6

Jacques Alexandre, fils, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in March 1816, probably died young. 

7

Youngest son Louis David, called David, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1821, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1847.  Their son Louis was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1848, David Cleopha died at age 2 months in March 1850, and Joseph David was born posthumously near Lockport in November 1854.  David, père died in Lafourche Parish in October 1854; he was only 33 years old; a petition for tutorship of his children was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse the following February. 

Louis married Agnès, also called Eme, daughter of Adélard Boudreaux, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1869.

Descendants of Charles-Édouard BABIN (1801-1852; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine, François-Marie)

Charles-Édouard, called Édouard, eldest son of Charles Babin and Marie-Angélique Foret, born at St.-Gabriel in October 1801, married cousin Bathilde, 23-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1825; Bathilde's mother, also, was a Foret; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled at Bruly in Ascension Parish, near the boundary with Assumption Parish.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Charles Édouard remarried to Marie Domitille, daughter of Jean Baptiste Gros, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1838.  They settled near Paincourtville.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux family.  Charles Édouard died near Paincourtville in January 1852; he was only 50 years old.  His youngest son settled on lower Bayou Teche, but his other sons remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

1

Oldest son Joseph Michel, by his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in September 1827, died in Assumption Parish at age 4 in July 1831. 

2

Joseph Achille, called Achille, from his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in October 1829, married Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Godefroi Breaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1853.  They settled between Paincourtville and Pierre Part.  Their son Joseph Camille, called Camille, was born in March 1856 but died at age 7 in January 1864, Joseph Théophile was born in April 1858, and Nere Lusignant in May 1861.

3

Joseph Édouard, called Édouard, from his father's first wife, born in Assumption Parish in February 1832, married Laura Angeline, called Angeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Hébert, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1854.  They also settled between Paincourtville and Pierre Part.  Their son Joseph Édouard, fils was born in August 1856.  Édouard, père died near Paincourtville in January 1860; he was only 27 years old. 

4

Joseph Napoléon, by his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in April 1833, died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in January 1849.  He was only 15 years old. 

5

Joseph Dernon, called Dernon, from his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in July 1835, married cousin Aimée, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1860; they had to secure a dispensation for third or fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary between Assumption and Ascension parishes. 

6

 Joseph Melite, by his father's second wife, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in July 1847. 

7

Youngest son Joseph Anatole, called Anatole, from his father's second wife, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in April 1849, married Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Broussard and a widow, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in January 1868.  Their son Joseph Catoire was born near New Iberia in September 1868. 

Descendants of Joseph Arsène BABIN (1805-1847; Antoine, Vincent, Antoine, François-Marie)

Joseph Arsène, called Arsène, a twin, second son of Charles Babin and Marie-Angélique Foret, born at St. Gabriel in February 1805, married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of French Creole Francois Constant Peignier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1837.  They settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Arsène died near Paincourtville in January 1847; he was only 43 years old.   His only son settled in Ascension Parish, perhaps on the upper bayou. 

Joseph Félix, called Félix, born in Ascension Parish in August 1842, married cousin Amelina, daughter of Pierre Casimir Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1868. 

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Other BABINs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Maximien Marcellin Babin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1839.  The Thibodeaux priest who recorded Maximien's burial did not give his age, his parents' names, or mention a wife.  

Tiburce Babin married French Creole Justine Uranie Bonvillain and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the mid-1840s. 

Marie Babin "of Terrebonne Parish" married fellow Acadian Jean Louis Hébert at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1851.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

E. Babin's son, name unrecorded, died in Lafourche Interior Parish at age 7 in March 1852.  Interestingly, the boy's burial was recorded at the Episcopal church in Thibodaux.  The minister who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name. 

Adam Babin married Ordalie Forest and settled near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, by the late 1850s. 

John Babin married Marie Bertille Larose and settled in Terrebonne Parish by the early 1860s. 

Sophie Babin gave birth to son Georges Peter in Terrebonne Parish in December 1864.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or Sophie's parents' names. 

Sylvain Babin married Malvina Bergeron in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1865, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1866.  The parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names.  Their son Joseph was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1870. 

Edward Robinson Babin married Mary Babin.  Edward died by August 1865, when a petition of tutorship for his minor children was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish. 

Aurile Babin married S. Aubin Darce in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Rosalie Babin gave birth to son Théobert Mertilde in Terrebonne Parish in December 1865, and to Émile Jean Louis in September 1869.  The Houma priest who recorded the boys' baptisms did not give the father's name or Rosalie's parents' names. 

Adam Babin married Luticia Babin in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in November 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Franc Babin died in Terrebonne Parish in June 1870.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial said that Franc died "at age 11 yrs." but did not give the boy's parents' names. 

NON-ACADIANS FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Although the great majority of the Babins of South Louisiana are descendants of Antoine of Port-Royal, an important Babin family lived in the colony in its earliest days.  Others non-Acadian Babins lived in Louisiana later in the colonial period: 

Pierre Babin dit La Source came to Old Mobile, then the capital of French Louisiana, by 1706.  He was a native of Laval, near Le Mans, in northwestern France, and was recruited to go to the infant colony by the Chauvin brothers of Canada.  He returned to Canada in late summer 1707 and married Marie-Françoise-Angélique, daughter of master surgeon Jean Jallot, at Montréal in November.  After lingering at Montréal, Détroit, and Kaskaskia, Pierre and his bride journeyed by canoe down the Mississippi and arrived at Mobile in January 1710, where they remained.  After Pierre's death, his widow remarried to Jacques Carrière of Mobile and moved to New Orleans in the late 1710s, soon after that settlement was founded.  One of Pierre Babin's daughters married in New Orleans in 1726, but the New Orleans church records do not reveal if Pierre fathered a son.

A Sieur Babin served as "attorney for vacant estates" in the colony during the 1740s. 

René, "surnamed Le Flame," son of René Babin and Françoise Brian, was born at Segres, Anjou, France.  He married Thérèse Senuran and served as a soldier in the company of De Gauvry at New Orleans.  René's wife died in the city, and he remarried to Renotte, daughter of Nicolas Salaun, at New Orleans in January 1732.  The New Orleans church records do not reveal if he and either of his wives had children.  

Another non-Acadian Babin lived at Pointe Coupée in the Opelousas District.  Françoise of Vienne, France, daughter of François Babin and Marguerite Bossi, was a resident of Opelousas when she married Louis, son of Jean-Baptiste André of Alabama, at Pointe Coupée in April 1771. 

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Babins, who would have been called Foreign French by native Louisianians, emigrated to Louisiana from France and the Caribbean Basin during the antebellum period.  One wonders if any of them were related to the Acadian Babins who had remained in the mother country in 1785:  

In November 1830, a 15-year-old Babin, first name unrecorded, born in France and working as a merchant, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Bolivar from Le Havre, France.

In December 1835, F. Babin, age 30, a merchant and native of France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Daniel H. Miller out of Havana, Cuba.  With him was a 25-year-old female, J. Babin, his sister or, more likely, his wife.  

In January 1836, J. Babin, a 25-year-old merchant born in Nantes, France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Backus out of Matanzas, Cuba.  

In December 1848, Michel Babin, age 29, a farmer and native of France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Flor out of Le Havre, France.  

Édouard Babin, "recently arrived from France," died "at home of [Acadian] Amédée Bourg" near Convent, St. James Parish, in December 1849.  The priest who recorded Édouard's burial did not give his parents' names, his age, or mention a wife.  Was Édouard a descendant of Acadian Babins who had remained in France in 1785? 

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Some Babins who lived in South Louisiana were the result of the family's participation in the South's peculiar institution:

Flora Babin, a free woman of color, married Lewis Wright, a free man of color, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1864. 

Agnès Babin, affranchi, or freed woman, widow of Alexandre, son of Zelia Babin, married Jean Deris, affranchi de Placide Thibodeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1867. 

CONCLUSION

Babins were among the early settlers of Acadia and some of the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Dozens of them from the Minas Basin came to the colony from Maryland in 1766, 1767, and 1768.  They settled in large numbers along the river above New Orleans from Cabanocé/St.-Jacques all the way up to Natchez.  In the late 1760s or early 1770s, one family from the river moved to upper Bayou Teche and created a small western branch of the family.  Only a hand full of Acadian Babins came to Louisiana from France in 1785, but they established vigorous lines among their cousins at Manchac near Baton Rouge, and a smaller line on upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  A Babin family reached the colony in 1788 on a ship from Île St.-Pierre off the southern coast of Newfoundland, but they established no new family lines.  Meanwhile, during the late colonial and early antebellum periods, Babins moved from the river to Bayou Lafourche and added substantially to that center of family settlement; by the late antebellum period, some of them had settled as far down as Lockport and Montegut in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  A few Babins from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley moved to lower Bayou Teche and the St. Landry prairies soon after the War of 1861.  Most Babins, however, remained on the river along the old Acadian Coast, in West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, and St. James parishes.  They were especially plentiful around Gonzales, Ascension Parish, during and after the war. 

During the early colonial period, Babins from France lived at Mobile, then a part of French Louisiana.  They also could be found at New Orleans and Pointe Coupée.  Several Foreign-French Babins came to Louisiana during the antebellum period.  The great majority of the Babins of South Louisiana, however, are descendants of Antoine of Port-Royal. 

Some of the Babins who remained on their original river holdings created sugar plantations that rivaled in size those of their wealthier French-Creole and Anglo-American neighbors.  Paul P. Babin owned 800 acres in West Baton Rouge Parish in 1860; a hundred slaves worked his plantation and its steam-powered sugar mill. ... The great majority of the Babins who owned slaves, however, held much fewer than their cousin Paul P.  Most members of the family held no slaves at all, at least none who appeared in the federal slaves schedules of 1850 and 1860. ...

The family's name also is spelled Babain, Babein, Baden, Baven, Boben, Vaven.

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 394, 1092-1100, 1320-22, 1654, 2206, 2316-17, 2408-13; Baudier, The Catholic Church in LA, 143; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:19, 2:12; Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 208; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 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; Higginbotham, Old Mobile, 566; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 150-58; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 3; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 9; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, "Family" No. 48; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 5; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 8-9; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 29-37; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 23, 149-50; White, DGFA-1, 57-58; White, DGFA-1 English, 13-14; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 73-82.  

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Agnès or Anne BABIN 02 Sep 1766 StJ born c1743, probably Minas; exile to MD 1755, age 12; married Paul, son of Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine-Marie-Josèphe FORET of Grand-Pré, mid-1760s, probably MD; arrived LA 1766, age 23; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Anne BABAIN, age 26, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Anne BABAIN, age 33, with husband & 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 8 others
Amand BABIN 01 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1743, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of probably Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; brother of Anne, Brigitte, Charles, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie, Marie-Josèphe, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD 1755, age 13; in report of Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Amant, with 5 other BABINs; married, age 24, Marie-Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of probably Abraham dit Petit Abram LANDRY and his second wife Marguerite FLAN, c1766, MD; arrived LA 1766, age 23; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 157, left [east] bank, called Amant BABAIN, age 27, with wife Nastazie age 22, son Paul age 15 mos., & sister-in-law Isabelle LANDRY age 15; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 27, head of family number 69, with wife Anastasie age 22, sons Paul age 2, Grégoire age 1, sister-in-law Magdelaine LANDRY age 11, & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 33, head of family number 4, with wife Anastazie age 27, sons Uzene [Alexandre-Eusèbe] age 5, Simon age 4, daughter Magdelaine age 1, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 19 cattle, 3 horses, 0 sheep, 20 swine, 2 arms; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, 2nd Sous-Caporau, also in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, 1st Sous-Caporaux; died [buried] Ascension Parish 11 Apr 1808, age 76[sic]
Anne BABIN 03 Jul 1767 StG born c1730, probably Minas; married Amand, son of Joseph MELANÇON & Marguerite LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, probably Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 25; in report on Acadians at Baltimore, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne BABIN, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; arrived LA 1767, age 37; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Ana, no surname given, age 37, with husband, 4 sons, & 1 daughter; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed, age 40[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 7 Nov 1801, age 79[sic]
Anne BABIN 61 Jul 1767 StG born c1739, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; sister of Amand, Brigitte, Charles, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie, Marie-Josèphe, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD 1755, age 16; married Anselme, son of probably Alexandre LE BORGNE DE BÉLISLE & Marie LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, early 1760s, MD; in report on Acadians at Annapolis, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne, no surname given, with husband & no children; arrived LA 1767, age 28; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Ana, no surname given, age 28, with husband & 1 son; died by Apr 1777, when her husband was listed in the Ascension census married to another woman
Anne BABIN 04 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1761, probably MD; sister of Mathurin; arrived LA 1768, age 7; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana BAVEN, "orphan sister," age 7, with brother & family of Francois BABIN; married, age 26, Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste MELANÇON & Madeleine LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, & widower of Osite DUPUIS, 23 Apr 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
Anne-Barbe BABIN 05 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1756, probably MD; called Barbe; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BABIN & Ursule LANDRY; sister of Joseph, Marguerite, & Marie-Josèphe; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne, with widowed mother & sisters; arrived LA 1766, age 10; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Barbe, age 14, with brother & sisters; married, age 22, Joseph, son of Honoré MELANÇON & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, 28 Oct 1778, St.-Jacques; moved to Attakapas District; died "at her home at l'ance," St. Martin Parish, 5 Aug 1817, age 66[sic], a widow, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 12 Aug 1817, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Anne-Élisabeth/Isabelle BABIN 16 Jul 1767 StG born c1743, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; called Élisabeth or Isabelle; daughter of Joseph BABIN & Anne-Marie LANDRY; sister of Cyprien & Étienne; exiled to MD 1755, age 12; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Elizabeth, with widowed father & brothers; arrived LA 1767, age 24; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Isabel BAVEN, age 24, with widowed father & brothers; married, age 34, (1)Amand, son of François HÉBERT & Marie-Josèphe MELANÇON, & widower of Marie-Claire LANDRY, 5 Jun 1777, St.-Jacques; married (2) Thomas HÉBERT; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 22 Dec 1799, age 57
Anne-Geneviève BABIN 06 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, Op born c1748, probably Minas; called Geneviève; daughter of René BABIN & Madeleine BOURG; exiled to MD 1755, age 7; arrived LA 1766, age 18; married, age 20, Joseph, son of Pierre GRANGER & Euphrosine GAUTREAUX of Grand-Pré, 11 Apr 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Geneviève BABAIN, age 21, with husband & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Geneviève BABIN, age 23, with husband & no children; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Geneviève BABIN, age 27, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; died before 1791, when her husband remarried at Attakapas
Anne-Marguerite BABIN 07 Dec 1788 Asc?, StJ born 13 Aug 1770, baptized next day, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Marguerite; daughter of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC; sister of Bonaventure, François-Laurent, Marie-Victoire, Mathurin-Louis, & Pierre-Moïse; at Belle-Île-en-Mer 1770-73; at St.-Servan, France, 1773; arrived LA Dec 1788 aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre; married, age 30, Valentin-Désiré, son of Amand RICHARD & Marie BREAUX of St.-Gabriel, & widower of Susanne MARIQUE, 8 Jul 1800, St.-Jacques
*Bonaventure BABIN 81 1785? Asc, StG born 29 Nov 1759, Southampton, England; son of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC; brother of Anne-Marguerite, François-Laurent, Marie-Victoire, Mathurin-Louis, & Pierre-Moïse; at Southampton 1759-63; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 3; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-65; moved Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765; at Kervarigeon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, 1765; at Loquelta, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Mar 1767; at St.-Servan 1773-85; sailed to LA probably aboard one of the Seven Ships, 1785, age 26; married, age 28, Félicité, daughter of René LANDRY & his first wife Marie THÉRIOT, & widow of Charles MELANÇON, 10 Nov 1788, Ascension; died [buried] St. Gabriel, 17 May 1815, age 65[sic]
Brigitte BABIN 08 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StG born c1750, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; sister of Amand, Anne, Charles, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie-Josèphe, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD 1755, age 5; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 16; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Bergitte, age 19, with family of brother Ephrèm; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 19, with family of brother Ephrèm; married, age 22, Paul-Marie, son of Alexandre LANDRY & his first wife Anne FLAN, 9 Feb 1772, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed, age 28, with husband & 1 son age 2; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 30 Apr 1803, age 62[sic]
Charles BABIN 09 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1742, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; brother of Amand, Anne, Brigitte, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie-Josèphe, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD 1755, age 13; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Charles BABAIN, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 24; married, age 25, Madeleine, daughter of perhaps Germain BABIN & Marguerite LANDRY, 2 Mar 1767, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 159 next to brother Ephrem, left [east] bank, age 27, with wife Magdelaine age 24, & son Joseph age 4 mos.; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 28, head of family number 71, with wife Magdelaine age 24, daughter Margueritte age 9 mos., & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 34, head of family number 72, with wife Magdelaine age 31, sons Joseph age 8, Alin age 5, daughter Constance age 8 mos., 6 arpents, 2 slaves, 20 cattle, 0 horses, 0 sheep, 10 hogs, 1 arm; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, 1st Corporal; died by Nov 1781, when his wife remarried at Ascension
Charles BABIN 10 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1760, probably MD; son of Pierre BABIN & Anne FORET; brother of Joseph dit Dios; arrived LA 1766, age 6; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Charles BABAIN, age 9, with mother, stepfather Étienne BUJEAU, brother Joseph, 1 BUJEAU half-brother, & 3 BUJEAU step-siblings; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Charles BABIN, age 9, with mother, stepfather Éstienne BUJEAU, brother Joseph, & 1 BUJEAU half-brother, & 2 BUJOLE step-siblings; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 17, with mother, stepfather, 1 BUJEAUX half brother, & 2 BUJEAUX step-sisters; probably never married; died [buried] Ascension 10 Jan 1783, age 22
Charles BABIN 11 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1750, probably Pigiguit; son of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; brother of Claire, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Firmin, François-Marie, Louise-Anne, Marie, & Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 5; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1768, age 18; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos, age 18, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Charles, age 19, head of family number 83, with widowed mother age 50, sisters Rose age 16, Élizabeth age 6, & 6 arpents next to brother Firmin; died Jun 1774, age 24?
Charles BABIN le jeune 12 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1765, MD; son of François-Marie BABIN & Marguerite-Hélène BREAUX; brother of Paul; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos, age 4, with parents, brother, & 2 BAVEN orphans; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 7[sic], with parents, brother, & cousin Pierre BRAU; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 12, with parents & siblings; married, age 36, Madeleine-Angélique, called Angélique, daughter of Pierre-Paul FORET & Marguerite ORILLION dit Champagne of Ascension, 8 Jan 1801, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] Ascension Parish 17 Dec 1826, age 60
Charles BABIN 13 Dec 1788 Asc? "uncle" of Marine LEBLANC, widow of Joseph BABIN; arrived LA Dec 1788 aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre, with Marine & family, age unrecorded
Claire BABIN 14 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, Op born c1744, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; sister of Charles, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Firmin, François-Marie, Louise-Anne, Marie, & Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1768, age 24; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Clara, age 24, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 24, Pierre, son of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT, & widower of Marguerite DUPUIS, 23 Jan 1769, San.-Luìs de Natchez; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 26, with husband & 1 son; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 35[sic], with husband & 4 sons; died [buried] Opelousas 19 Jun 1780, age 28[sic]; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Cyprien BABIN 15 Jul 1767 StG, BR born c1750, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Joseph BABIN & Anne-Marie LANDRY; brother of Anne-Élisabeth/Isabelle & Étienne; exiled to MD 1755, age 5; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Prien, with widowed father & siblings; arrived LA 1767, age 17; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Ciprian BAVEN, age 17, with widowed father & siblings; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Siperien BABAIN, age 19[sic], bachelor, with 9 cattle, 3 horses, 6 hogs, 15 fowl, 5 arpents; never married; died [buried] Baton Rouge 30 Jan 1814, age 70[sic]
Élisabeth/Isabelle BABIN 17 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1764, probably MD; daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY of Pigiguit; sister of Charles, Claire, Firmin, François-Marie, Louise-Anne, Marie, & Rose; arrived LA 1768, age 4; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Isabel, age 4, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Élisabeth, age 6, with brother Charles, widowed mother, & sister Rose; married, age 18, (1)Paul, son of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his first wife Élisabeth HENRY, & widower of Marie-Marthe LEBLANC, 23 Dec 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 33, (2)Jacques-Servais, son of Charles GUIDRY & his second wife Agnès BOURG, 18 Sep 1797, Ascension; died [buried] Ascension Parish 11 Nov 1824, age 60
Élisabeth-Madeleine BABIN 18 Sep 1766? StJ, Asc born c1744, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; sister of Amand, Anne, Brigitte, Charles, Marie, Marie-Josèphe, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; arrived LA probably 1766, age 22; married Joseph-Athanase LANDRY; died [buried] Ascension Parish 5 Jan 1812, age 68
Étienne BABIN 19 Jul 1767 StG born c1749, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Joseph BABIN & Anne-Marie LANDRY; brother of Anne-Élisabeth/Isabelle & Cyprien; exiled to MD 1765, age 6; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Étienne, with widowed father & siblings; arrived LA 1767, age 18; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Esteban, age 18, with widowed father & siblings; married (1)_______; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Éstiene BABAINE, age 27, with unnamed wife age 28, 2 unnamed sons ages 3 & 8 mos., 10 cattle, 2 horses, 8 hogs, 18 fowl, 6 arpents; married, age 28, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Bonaventure LEBLANC & Marie THÉRIOT, 20 Jan 1778, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 19 Dec 1788, age 39
*Étienne BABIN 20 17?? StG born c1754, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 1?; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Éstiene BABIN, age 23, bachelor, with unnamed orphan sister [Marie?] age 18, 16 cattle, 3 horses, 12 hogs, 18 fowl, 6 arpents
Firmin BABIN 21 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1747, probably Pigiguit; son of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; brother of Charles, Claire, Élisabeth/Isabelle, François-Marie, Louise, Marie, & Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1768, age 21; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Filman BAVEN, age 21, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 22, (1)Bibianne, daughter of Amand BREAUX & Marie LANDRY, 23 Jan 1769, San Luis de Natchez; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Firmain, age 23, head of family number 82, with wife Bibienne age 26, son Paul age 6 mos., & 6 arpents next to brother Charles; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 31, head of family number 83, with wife Babienne age 33, sons Paul age 7, Béllonnie age 4, Firmin age 1, daughter Marie[-Anne] age 5, 9 arpents next to brother François, 0 slaves, 7 cattle, 0 horses, 0 sheep, 3 swine, 1 arm; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, fusileer; married, age 34, (2)Isabelle, daughter of Arche BROUSSE/BRUSSE & Isabel _____ of Philadelphia, PA, 26 Nov 1781, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right [west] bank, called Firmain, age 43, with wife Isabelle BOUCHE age 26, sons Pol age 18, Bélony age ??[sic], Firmain age ??[sic], Simon age ??[sic], Francois age 2, daughters [Madeleine-]Anastasie age ??[sic], Isabelle age 1, 8 arpents, 4 qts. rice, 40 qts. corn, 5 horned cattle, 3 horses, 12 swine; died by Jan 1792, when his second wife remarried at Ascension
François-Laurent BABIN 24 Dec 1788 Asc? born 2 Jan 1766, baptized next day, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC; brother of Anne-Marguerite, Bonaventure; Marie-Victoire, Mathurin-Louis, Pierre-Moïse; at Belle-Île-en-Mer 1766-73; at Loqueltas, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Mar 1767; at St.-Servan, France, 1773; arrived LA Dec 1788 aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre
François-Marie BABIN 22 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG born c1742, probably Pigiguit; son of probably Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; brother of Charles, Claire, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Firmin, Louise-Anne, Marie, & Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 13; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with parents & siblings; married, age 21, Marguerite-Hélène, daughter of Amand BREAUX & Marie LANDRY, c1763, probably MD; arrived LA 1768, age 26; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Francisco BAVEN, age 26, with wife Margarita age 30, sons Carlos age 4, Pablo age 6 mos., "orphan brother" Maturin BAVEN age 12, "orphan sister" Ana BAVEN age 7, & 6 arpents next to mother; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 28, head of family number 84, with wife Margueritte age 34, sons Charles age 7, Paul age 4, nephew Pierre BRAU age 14, & 6 arpents next to brother Firmin; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 36, with wife Margueritte age 40, sons Charles age 12, Paul & Francois age 10, daughter Marie[-Madeleine] age 5, 9 arpents, 0 slaves, 11 cattle, 0 horses, 0 sheep, 9 swine, 2 arms; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, fusileer; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 21 Oct 1796, age 54
François-Marie BABIN 23 Jul 1785 StG, BR, Asp born 16 Nov 1766, baptized next day, St.-Servan, France; son of Simon BABIN & his first wife Anastasie THÉRIOT; brother of Marie & Magloire-Simon; at St.-Servan 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; on Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, probably unnamed orphan with family of sister Marie, brother-in-law Louis STEVEN, & brother Simon; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 16[sic], traveled with family of brother-in-law Louis STEBENS; married, age 21, Marie-Anne, daughter of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG of St.-Malo, France, 31 Dec 1786, St.-Gabriel; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Franco. VAVEN, with unnamed wife [Marie], 1 unnamed child [probably daughter Marie], 3 units corn, 1/4 unit rice; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisco, age 31, with wife Maria USSET age 32, son Agustin age 4, daughters Maria age 8, Ana age 6, & Escolastica age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 32, with wife Marie USÉ age 33, son Augustin age 5, daughters Marie age 9, Anne age 7, & Scolastique age 3, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Pierre USÉ; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 31[sic], with wife Marie no surname given age 31, son Auguste age 5, daughters Marie age 10, Émilie age 9, Scolastie age 4, & Françoise age 1, 8/15 arpents, 0 slaves
Geneviève BABIN 25 Jul 1767 StG baptized 10 Jan 1724, Grand-Pré; daughter of René BABIN & Élisabeth GAUTREAUX; married, age 20, Amand, son of Jacques HÉBERT & Marguerite LANDRY, 4 Feb 1744, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 31; in report on Acadians at Newton, MD, Jul 1763, called Geneviève, no surname given, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; arrived LA 1767, age 43, a widow; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Genoveba HIBER, age 43, head of family number 14, assigned no farm, with son Carlos IBER age 15, daughters Genoveba IBER age 22, Maria Joseph IBER age 18, & Margarita IBER age 6
Ignace BABIN 26 Jul 1767 StG born c1741, probably Minas; son of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Joseph, Madeleine-Marthe, Marguerite, Marie, & Paul; exiled to MD 1755, age 14; married (1)Marguerite BREAUX, 1760s, probably MD; arrived LA 1767, age 26; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Ignacio BOBEN, age 25, head of family number 29, assigned farm number 27, with wife Margarita age 28, & son Pablo age 7 mos.; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Hygnace BABIN, "widow," age 36, with 1 unnamed son [Paul] age 12, 1 unnamed daughter [Anne] age 1, 12 cattle, [0 horses], 14 hogs, 17 fowl, 6 arpents; married, age 37, (2)Marie-Josèphe, daughter of probably Joseph LANDRY & Marie-Josèphe COMEAUX, & widow of Joseph BLANCHARD, St.-Jacques, 3 Feb 1778; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 13 Nov 1791, age 50
Jean-Baptiste BABIN 28 Jul 1767 StG born c1739, perhaps Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Joseph BABIN & Anne-Marie LANDRY of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit?; brother of Anne-Élisabeth/Isabelle, Cyprien, & Étienne?; exiled to MD 1755, age 16; married Isabelle-Marguerite LEBLANC, late 1750s or 1760s, probably MD; arrived LA 1767, age 28; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Juan Baptista BAVEN, age 27, head of family number 15, assigned farm number 20, with wife Isabel age 23, son Pedro age 6 mos., daughter Margarita age 3, & orphan Maria BOBEN age 3; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Jans Batiste BABAINS, age 48[sic], with unnamed wife [Isabelle-Marguerite] age 30, 1 unnamed son [Joseph?] age 4, 1 unnamed daughter [?] age 2, 1 Negress, 20 cattle, 2 horses, 12 hogs, 20 fowl, 6 arpents
Jean-Jacques BABIN 27 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StJ born c1748, probably Pigiguit; called Jacques; son of Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT; brother of Joseph & Marguerite; exiled to MD 1755, age 7; arrived LA 1766, age 18; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 163, left [east] bank, called Jacques BABAIN, age 22, listed singly so probably a bachelor; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Jacque, age 22, head of family number 75, with widowed mother Anne [THÉRIOT] BABIN age 49; married, age 23, Marguerite LANDRY, c1771; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 27[sic], with wife Marguerite age 25, sons Donnatte age 3, Paul age 3[months], & daughter Pélagie age 5; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Jacques BABAIN, with 5 unnamed whites, 1 slave, 4 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn
Joseph BABIN 29 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StJ born c1745, probably Pigiguit; son of Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT; brother of Jean-Jacques & Marguerite; exiled to MD 1755, age 10; married, age 23, (1)Marie LANDRY, 7 Feb 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 158, left [east] bank, age 24, with wife Marie BABIN[sic] age 20, & mother Anne THÉRIOT widow BABAIN age 48; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 25, head of family number 70, with wife Marie LANDRY age 21, daughter Margueritte age 9 mos., & 6 arpents; n St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Joseph BABAIN, age 30[sic], with wife Marie LANDRY age 27, son Louis age 14[sic], daughters Élizabeth age 6, & Marguerite age 4; married, age 52, (2)Anne-Hippolythe, daughter of Paul DOIRON & Marguerite MICHEL, & widow of Jean-Baptiste LA GARENNE, 27 Feb 1797, St.-Jacques
Joseph BABIN 30 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1748, probably Minas; son of Jean-Baptiste BABIN & Ursule LANDRY; brother of Anne-Barbe, Marguerite, & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to MD 1755, age 7; not in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed mother & sisters; arrived LA 1766, age 18; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 81, right [west] bank, age 21, with widowed mother age 45, sisters Marie-Josèph age 19, & Margueritte age 17; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 21, head of family number 46, with sisters Marie-Josèph age 20, Margueritte age 17, [Anne-]Barbe age 14, & 6 arpents; married, age 23, Osite, daughter of Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine-Marie-Josèphe FORET, 28 Jan 1771, St.-Jacques; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 28, head of family number 41, with wife Ozitte age 24, sons Joseph age 3, Paul age 1, daughters Rosalie age 5, Marie age 4, 6 arpents, 2 slaves, 20 cattle, 1 horse, 0 sheep, 16 hogs, 1 arm; died [buried] Ascension Parish 9 Mar 1809, age 66[sic]
Joseph dit Dios BABIN 31 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1754, probably Pigiguit; son of Pierre BABIN & Anne FORET; brother of Charles; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; arrived LA 1766, age 12; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Joseph BABAIN, age 14, with mother, stepfather Étienne BUJEAU, brother Charles, 1 BUJEAU half-brother, & 3 BUJEAU step-siblings; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 14[sic], with mother, stepfather, brother Charles, 1 BUJEAU half-brother, & 3 BUJEAU step-siblings; married, age 20, Marine, daughter of Désiré LEBLANC & Marie-Madeleine LANDRY, 19 Feb 1775, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Joseph dit Dios, age 23, head of family number 45, with wife Marie age 23, son Hipolitte age 1, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 8 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 12 swine, 2 arms; died [buried] Ascension 1 Feb 1782, age 28
Joseph BABIN 32 Jul 1767 StG born c1713, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Vincent BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT; married, age 17, Anne-Marie, daughter of Pierre LANDRY & Marguerite FORET, c1730, probably Pigiguit; exiled to MD 1755, age 42; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Joseph BABIN, widower, with sons Étienne, Prien, & daughter Élizabeth; arrived LA 1767, age 54, a widower; in report of Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Joseph BAVEN widower, age 54, head of family number 21, assigned farm number 5, with sons Esteban age 18, Ciprian age 17, & daughter Isabel age 24
Joseph BABIN l'aîné 33 Feb 1768 Natz, StG? born c1730, probably Minas; brother of Joseph le jeune; exiled to MD 1755, age 23; married Rosalie, daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with wife Rosalie & son Joseph; arrived LA 1768, age 38; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Joseph BAVEN, age 38, with wife Rosa age 37, son Simon age 5, daughter Maria Roza age 2, brother Joseph age 14, & 5 arpents; died by Jan 1773, when his wife remarried at St.-Gabriel
Joseph BABIN le jeune 34 Feb 1768 Natz, StG? born c1754, probably Minas; brother of Joseph l'aîné; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Joseph BAVEN, age 14, with family of brother Joseph
Joseph BABIN 35 176? StG?, Atk born c1755, MD; son of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Ignace, Madeleine-Marthe, Marguerite, Marie, & Paul; arrived LA perhaps 1767, age 12; perhaps at St.-Gabriel with older brothers, late 1760s-early 1770s; moved to La Pointe, Atakapas District; in Atakapas census, 1771, age 16, in household of Claude MARTIN, husband of Marie BABIN; on Atakapas militia list, Jan 1773, no age given; in Atakapas census, 1774, listed singly, with 0 slaves, 7 cattle, 5 horses or mules, 0 pigs, 0 sheep; married, age 23, Anastasie, daughter of Honoré MELANÇON & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, 20 Feb 1778, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Atakapas census, 1781, with 3 unnamed individuals, 40 animals, & 22 arpents; in Atakapas census, 1785, called Jh, with 5 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; died "at his home at La Pointe," St. Martin Parish, 23 Oct 1820, "age about 60 years," buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 15 Apr 1821, St. Martinville courthouse
Judith-Théotiste BABIN 36 Jul 1767 StG born c1744, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; married Diego HERNANDEZ, 1760s, probably MD; arrived LA 1767, age 23; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Judith, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter
Lise-Marie-Josèphe BABIN 37 1765 StJ, Op, StJ, Asp born c1760, probably Halifax; called Lise or Marie; daughter of Basile BABIN & Anne SONNIER; sister of Marie-Josèphe; arrived LA 1765, age 5; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Lize, age 3[sic], with widowed mother, uncle Joseph SAUNIER, & sister Marie; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 9[sic], with mother, stepfather Michel CORMIER, sister, & half brother; in her mother's succession record, dated 7 Jan 1773, Opelousas, age 12; in Opelousas census, 1774, unnamed, no age given, with stepfather Michel CORMIER & another child?; married, age 18, Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER of Rivière St.-Jean, 1 Jun 1778, St.-Jacques; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 36, with husband, 2 sons, & 4 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 37, with husband, 2 sons, & 4 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 38, with husband, 2 sons, & 4 daughters 
Louise-Anne BABIN 38 Feb 1768 Natz born c1746, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; sister of Charles, Claire, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Firmin, François-Marie, Marie, & Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 9; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne; arrived LA 1768, age 22; in report of Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Luison, age 22, with widowed mother & siblings
Louise-Ludivine BABIN 39 Jul 1767 StG born c1754, probably Minas; called Ludivine; daughter of Pierre BABIN & Madeleine RICHARD; sister of Simon-Pierre; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Ludivine; arrived LA 1767, age 13; in report of Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Ludovica, age 13, with parents, brother, & orphan Pablo BABEN; married, age 20, Firmin, son of Alexandre LANDRY & his first wife Anne FLAN, & widower of Marie LEBLANC, 8 Feb 1774, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 20[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died by Feb 1792, when her husband remarried at St.-Gabriel
*Madeleine BABIN 40 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1746, probably Minas; daughter of perhaps Germain BABIN & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Marguerite & Marie?; exiled to MD 1755, age 9?; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Margte., with father & siblings?; arrived LA 1766, age 20; married, age 21, (1)Charles, son of Paul BABIN & Marie LEBLANC of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, 2 Mar 1767, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Magdelaine BABAIN, age 24, with husband & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 24, with husband & 1 son; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Magdelaine, age 31, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; married, age 35, (2)Joseph LANDRY, widower of Madeleine LEBLANC, 25 Nov 1781, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
*Madeleine-Marthe BABIN 41 17?? StG born c1761, perhaps MD; called Marthe; daughter of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Ignace, Joseph, Marguerite, Marie, & Paul; married, age 16, Paul, son of Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC of Port-Royal, 2 Feb 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 16, with husband & no children; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 28 Apr 1796, age 30[sic]
Magloire-Simon or Simon-Magloire BABIN 73 Nov 1785 BR, Lf born 1 Jan 1762, England; son of Simon BABIN & his first wife Anastasie THÉRIOT; brother of François-Marie & Marie; repatriated to France 1763, age 1; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Simon, with family of sister Marie & brother-in-law Louis STEVEN, & unnamed orphan [probably brother Francois-Marie]; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, no age given but 23, no occupation given, on this ship's debarkation list but not on its embarkation list, so he may have been a stowaway; married, age 25, (1)Marie-Jeanne-Perrine-Madeleine, daughter of Eustache LEJEUNE & his first wife Marie CARRET, 9 Jun 1787, probably Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Simon BABEN, with no one else in his household, 1 1/2 units corn, 0 units rice; married, age 27, (2)Anne-Louise, daughter of Pierre QUIMINE & his first wife Marie-Louise GROSSIN, 31 Dec 1789, Baton Rouge or Manchac; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792, called Simon BABEU; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 60, (3)Marie-Jeanne, daughter of Jacques ACHÉE & Anne BOUDREAUX, & widow of Francois SEVIN, 24 Apr 1822, Thibodauxville; succession inventory dated 2 Jan 1833, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
*Marguerite BABIN 76 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1739, probably Minas; daughter of perhaps Germain BABIN & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Madeleine & Marie?; exiled to MD 1755, age 16?; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Margte., with father & siblings?; arrived LA 1766, age 27; married, age 28, Simon, son of Abraham LANDRY dit Petit Abram & his first wife Élisabeth LANDRY, 12 Oct 1767, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Margueritte BABAIN, age 30, with husband, 1 daughter, & sister Marie; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Margueritte BABIN, age 31, with husband, no children, & sister Marie; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Margueritte BABIN, age 39, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; died [buried] Ascension Parish 19 Oct 1809, age 74[sic]
Marguerite BABIN 42 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1752, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BABIN & Ursule LANDRY; sister of Anne-Barbe, Joseph, & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to MD 1755, age 3; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Margte., with widowed mother & sisters; arrived LA 1766, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 17, with widowed mother & siblings; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 17, with siblings; married, age 30, (1)Isaac, son of Désiré LEBLANC & Marie-Madeleine LANDRY of Grand-Pré, & widower of Marie-Rose MELANÇON, 21 May 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 49, (2)Pierre, son of Noël PANVIL & Marie-Catherine PIENOE, 7 Nov 1801, Ascension; died [buried] Ascension Parish 9 Oct 1815, age 67[sic]
Marguerite BABIN 43 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1749, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT; sister of Jean-Jacques & Joseph; exiled to MD 1755, age 6; arrived LA 1766, age 17; married, age 19, François, son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN of Rivière St.-Jean, 28 Jun 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Margueritte BABIN, age 20, with husband & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Magueritte BABIN, age 20, with husband & 1 son; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Margueritte, age 27, with husband & 4 sons; died [buried] Ascension Parish 19 May 1807, age 58
Marguerite BABIN 44 Jul 1767 StG born c1765, probably MD; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BABIN & Isabelle-Marguerite LEBLANC; sister of Pierre; arrived LA 1767, age 2; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Margarita BAVEN, age 2, with parents, brother, & orphan Maria BOBEN; married, age 20, Simon of Baltimore, MD, son of Pierre ALLAIN & Catherine HÉBERT, 17 Jun 1785, Pointe Coupée
Marguerite BABIN 45 Feb 1768 Natz born c1730, probably Minas; married Alexis COMEAUX; exiled to MD 1755, age 25; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Margueritte COMMOST his [Alexis COMMOST's] wife, with husband Alexis, son Joseph COMMOST, Étienne COMMOST, & Pierre COMMOST, & daughter Margueritte COMMOST; arrived LA 1768, age 38; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita BAVEN, widow, age 38, with sons Joseph [COMEAUX] age 17, Esteban [COMEAUX] age 8, Pedro [COMEAUX] age 8, daughter Margarita [COMEAUX] age 13, & 4 arpents
Marguerite BABIN 46 17?? StJ, Asc born c1728; married, age 53, Joseph LANDRY, widower of Madeleine LEBLANC, 25 Nov 1781, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
*Marguerite BABIN 78 17?? StG daughter of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Ignace, Joseph, Madeleine-Marthe, Marie, & Paul; married Joseph, son of Pierre CLOISTRE dit CLOUÂTRE & Marguerite LEBLANC, 13 Jun 1780, St.-Gabriel
*Marie BABIN 77 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1753, probably Minas; daughter of Germain BABIN & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Madeleine & Marguerite?; exiled to MD 1755, age 2?; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie, with father & siblings?; arrived LA 1766, age 13; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Marie BABAIN, sister-in-law, age 16, with family of brother-in-law Simon LANDRY & sister Margueritte; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Marie BABIN, "his sister-in-law," age 17, with brother-in-law Simon LANDRY & sister Margueritte; married, age 22, Charles LANDRY, widower of Marie LANDRY, 2 Dec 1775, St.-Jacques; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter
Marie BABIN 47 Jul 1767 StG born c1745, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of  Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; sister of Amand, Anne, Brigitte, Charles, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie, Marie-Josèphe, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD 1755, age 10; arrived LA 1767, age 22; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Maria, age 22, with widowed mother
Marie BABIN 48 Jul 1767 StG, StJ? born c1764, probably MD; arrived LA 1767, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Maria BOBEN, age 3, orphan with family of Jean-Baptiste BABIN; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, age 14, orphan with family of Joseph SONNIER?; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with family of Joseph SONNIER?
Marie BABIN 49 Feb 1768 Natz born c1740, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 15; married Mathurin LANDRY, late 1750s or early 1760s, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, July 1763, called Marie LANDRY, with husband & 1 daughter; arrived LA 1768, age 28; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 28, with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & orphan Margarita BRO; died later that year, when her husband remarried at New Orleans
Marie BABIN 50 Feb 1768 Natz probably Pigiguit; daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; sister of Charles, Claire, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Firmin, Francois-Marie, Louise-Anne, & Rose; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1768; not in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, with the rest of her family; married François, son of François DIES & Marie LAROSE of Seville, Spain, 20 Jun 1768, St.-Luis de Natchez
*Marie BABIN 79 176? Atk born c1744, probably Minas; daughter of perhaps Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Ignace, Joseph, Madeleine-Marthe, Marguerite, & Paul?; married, age 26, Claude, son of Charles MARTIN & probably Jeanne COMEAUX of Annapolis Royal, c1769, probably Attakapas; in Attakaspas census, 1769, unnamed wife of Claude MARTIN, no age given, with husband & Marguerite PRINCE; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 26, with husband, 1 unnamed son [brother?] Joseph BABIN, Marguerite PRINCE, & Joseph PRINCE; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, no age given, with husband & 2 unnamed children; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Marie GEBIN, age 30[sic], with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, no age given, with 13 unnamed individuals; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, no age given, with 9 unnamed free individuals; died "in the morning ... at the home of Michel MARTIN her son at la pointe," 29 Sep 1823, "at age about 80[sic] years," buried next day, "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 27 Dec 1823, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Marie BABIN 51 Jul 1785 StG, BR, Asp, Lf born 30 Sep1760, Southampton, England; daughter of Simon BABIN & his first wife Anastasie THÉRIOT; sister of François-Marie & Magloire-Simon; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 3; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; married, age 23, (1)Louis-William, son of Stanislas STEBENS & Anne COLCEIN of Boston, MA, & widower of Marie WEIBERT & Marie LANDRY, 2 Jan 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband Louis STEVEN, 1 unnamed son, 1 unnamed daughter, brother Simon, & unnamed orphan [probably brother François-Marie]; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 18[sic]; moved to Baton Rouge district; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband Luis ESTIVEN, 4 children, 4 1/4 units corn, 1/2 unit rice; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 36, with husband Luis STIVEN age 41, stepson Luis [STIVEN] age 14, sons Josef [STIVEN] age 5, Alexandro [STIVEN] age 2, daughters Maria [STIVEN] age 12, Ana [STIVEN] age 10, & Genoveva [STIVEN] age 6; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 37, with husband Louis STIVEN age 48, stepson Louis [STIVEN] age 15, sons Joseph [STIVEN] age 6, Alexandre [STIVEN] age 3, daughters Marie [STIVEN] age 13, Anne [STIVEN] age 11, & Geneviève [STIVEN] age 7, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie BABIN, Widow, age 36[sic], with stepson Louis [STIVEN] age 17, sons Alexandre [STIVEN] age 4, Joseph [STIVEN] age 2, daughters Marie [STIVEN] age 12, & Nanette [STIVEN] age 11, 8/15 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 40, (2)Charles of St.-Thomas, Québec, son of Joseph FOURNIER & Marie-Catherine ROUSSEAU, & widower of Marie-Madeleine HENRY, 23 Feb 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; succession inventory dated 2 Dec 1829, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Josèphe BABIN 52 1765 StJ, Op, StJ born c1762, probably Halifax; daughter of Basile BABIN & Anne SONNIER; sister of Lisa-Marie-Josèphe; arrived LA 1765, age 3; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Marie, age 2[sic], with widowed mother, uncle Joseph SAUNIER, & sister Lize; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 7[sic], with stepfather Michel CORMIER, mother, sister, & half brother; in her mother's succession record, dated 7 Jan 1773, Opelousas, age 9; in Opelousas census, 1774, unnamed, no age given, with stepfather Michel CORMIER & another child?; married, age 15, (1)Jean-Charles, son of Jean ARCENEAUX & Judith BERGERON, 17 Jan 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Marie-Josèph BABAIN, age 15, with husband & no children; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & no children; married, age 52, (2)Louis of Tonney-Boutonne, Aunis, France, son of Pierre-François BILLOU & Catherine BARBEAU, & widower of Ester CHAMET & Julie POURCEARE, 20 Dec 1814, Convent; died [buried] St. James Parish 11 May 1820, age 62[sic]
Marie-Josèphe BABIN 53 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1747, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; arrived LA 1766, age 19; married Sylvain, son of Jacques LEBLANC & Marie-Josèphe FORET of Grand-Pré, & widower of Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC, late 1760s, probably Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Marie BABAIN, age 22, with husband & stepson; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Marie-Josèph, age 22, with husband, 1 son, & 1 stepson, in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 30, with husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, & 1 stepson; died [buried] Ascension 22 Jan 1807, age 60, a widow
Marie-Josèphe BABIN 54 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1750, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BABIN & Ursule LANDRY; sister of Anne-Barbe, Joseph, & Marguerite; exiled to MD 1755, age 5; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie, with widowed mother & sisters; arrived LA 1766, age 16; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 19, with widowed mother, brother, & sister; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 20, with brother & 2 sisters
Marie-Josèphe BABIN 55 Sep 1766? StJ born probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; sister of Amand, Anne, Brigitte, Charles, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie, & Vincent-Ephrèm; exiled to MD; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie-Joseph, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA probably 1766 with brother Amand's family & sister Élisabeth-Madeleine
Marie-Madeleine BABIN 56 Jul 1767 StG born c1718, probably Minas; married, age 34, Augustin, son of Pierre LANDRY & Marguerite FORET of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, and widow of Anne RIVET, c1752; exiled to MD 1755, age 37; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; arrived LA 1767, age 49, in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Maria Magdalena, age 49, with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed, age 40[sic], with husband,  1 son, & 2 daughters; died [buried] St. Gabriel 24 Mar 1814, age 95
Marie-Rose BABIN 57 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1766, probably MD; called Rosalie or Rose; daughter of Joseph BABIN & Rose-Osite LEBLANC; sister of Simon; arrived LA 1768, age 2; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria Roza, age 2, with parents, brother, & uncle Joseph BABIN; moved to Ascension; married, age 24, (1)Benjamin, son of Désiré LEBLANC & Marie-Madeleine LANDRY, 12 Jul 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 40, (2)Joseph of Philadelphia, PA, son of Joseph BOUDREAUX & Anne BLANCHARD, 12 May 1806, Ascension
Marie-Victoire BABIN 74 Dec 1788 Asc? born 19 May 1763 aboard La Dorothée, English Channel; called Victoire; daughter of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC; sister of Anne-Marguerite, Bonaventure; François-Lauren, Mathurin-Louis, & Pierre-Moïse; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-65; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765-73; at Loqueltas, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Mar 1767; at St.-Servan 1773; arrived LA Dec 1788 aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre
Mathurin BABIN 58 Feb 1768 Natz born c1756, probably MD; brother of Anne; arrived LA 1768, age 12; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maturin BAVEN, "orphan brother," age 12, with sister & family of Francois BABIN
Mathurin-Louis BABIN 59 Dec 1788 Asc? born 22 Aug 1773, baptized next day, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC; brother of Anne-Marguerite, Bonaventure, François-Laurent, Marie-Victoire, & Pierre-Moïse; at St.-Servan, France, 1773; arrived LA Dec 1788 aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre
Olivier BABIN 60 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1750, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 5; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1765, an orphan, with orphans Marie BABIN, Joseph BABIN, & Anne BABIN; arrived LA 1768, age 18; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Olivier BADEN & BABAIN, orphan, age 18, with family of Pierre GUIDRY & 6 arpents; moved to St.-Gabriel; married Marie BREAUX, c1772, St.-Gabriel; died by Dec 1775, when his wife remarried at Ascension
Paul BABIN 62 Jul 1767 StG born c1751, probably Minas; son of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Ignace, Joseph, Madeleine-Marthe, Marguerite, & Marie; exiled to MD 1755, age 4; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, with family of Pierre BABIN; arrived LA 1767, age 16; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Pablo BABEN, age 16, an orphan with the family of Pedro BABEN; in St.-Gabriel census, right bank ascending, called Paulle BABAIN, bachelor, age 23[sic], with 2 cattle, 6 hogs, 18 fowl, 6 arpents; married, age 33, Marguerite, daughter of Pierre BRASSEAUX & Élisabeth RICHARD, 24 Feb 1784, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 28 Jan 1802, age 50
Paul BABIN 63 Jul 1767 StG born Dec 1766, MD; son of Ignace BABIN & his first wife Marguerite BREAUX; arrived LA 1767, an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Pablo, age 7 mos., with parents; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 12, with widowed father & 1 sister
Paul BABIN 64 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born Aug 1767, MD; son of François-Marie BABIN & Marguerite-Hélène BREAUX; brother of Charles; arrived LA 1768, an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Pablo, age 6 mos., with parents, brother, & 2 BAVEN orphans; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 4, with parents, brother, & cousin Pierre BRAU; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 10, with parents & siblings
Paul BABIN 65 Dec 1785 BdE born c1733, probably Minas; son of Pierre BABIN & ______; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Paul BABIN, fils de Pierre, age 25, listed singly; at Pleudihen, France, 1759-60; embarked for England aboard corsair Le Tigre, 1761, remained there until 1763; at Pleudihen 1763-65; went to Falkland Islands aboard L'Aigle, 22 Nov 1765; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 52, traveled with family of brother-in-law of René LANDRY; never married?
Pierre BABIN 66 Jul 1767 StG born c1724, probably Minas; son of perhaps Pierre BABIN & Madeleine BOURG of Minas; married Madeleine, daughter of perhaps Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC of Minas, early 1750s; exiled to MD 1755, age 31; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, witt Magdelaine BABIN "his wife," son Paul, & daughter Ludivine; arrived LA 1767, age 43; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Pedro BABEN, age 43, head of family number 31, assigned farm number 29, with wife Magdalena age 20, son Simon age 3, daughter Ludovica age 13, & orphan Pablo BABEN age 16; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Piere BABIN, age 50[sic], with unnamed wife [Madeleine] age 39, 2 unnamed sons ages 12 [Simon-Pierre] & 2 [Joseph-Dosite], 14 cattle, [0 horses?] 12 hogs, 20 fowl, 12 arpents; died by Apr 1778, when his wife remarried at St.-Jacques
Pierre BABIN 67 Jul 1767 StG born Jan 1767, MD; son of Jean-Baptiste BABIN & Isabelle-Marguerite LEBLANC; arrived LA 1767, an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Pedro BAVEN, age 6 mos., with parents, sister, & orphan Maria BOBEN
Pierre-Moïse BABIN 68 Dec 1788 Asc born & baptized 31 May 1768, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC; brother of Anne-Marguerite, Bonaventure; François-Laurent, Mathurin, & Victoire; at Belle-Île-en-Mer 1768-73; at St.-Servan, France, 1773; arrived LA Dec 1788 aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre
Rosalie BABIN 69 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1737, probably Minas; daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; exiled to MD 1755, age 18; married (1)Joseph BABIN, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Rosalite BABIN; arrived LA 1768, age 31; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Roza, age 37[sic], with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & brother-in-law Joseph BABIN le jeune; married, age 25, (2)Ignace, son of Guillaume HÉBERT & Marie-Josèphe DUPUIS of Grand-Pré, 11 Jan 1773, St.-Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed, age 40, with husband & 1 stepson
Rose BABIN 70 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, Atk, Asc born c1754, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY; sister of Charles, Claire, Élisabeth/Isabelle, Firmin, Francois-Marie, Louise-Anne, & Marie; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luis de Natchez, 1768, called Roza, age 14, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 16, with brother Charles, widowed mother, & sister Élisabeth; married, age 18, Charles, son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN, c1772, probably Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 24, with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & brother-in-law Théodore DUGAS; moved to Attakapas District; in Atakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 5 others; died [buried] Ascension Parish 8 Oct 1819, age 60[sic]
Simon BABIN 72 Feb 1768 Natz born c1763, probably MD; son of Joseph BABIN & Rose-Osite LEBLANC; brother of Marie-Rose; arrived LA 1768, age 5; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, age 5, with parents, sister, & uncle Joseph BABIN; died "on the 15th ? [sic, Feb?]" 1768, age 5, soon after reaching LA
Simon-Pierre BABIN 71 Jul 1767 StG born c1764, probably MD; son of Pierre BABIN & Madeleine RICHARD; brother of Louise-Ludivine; arrived LA 1767, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, age 3, with parents, sister, & orphan Pablo BABEN; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 12, with parents & brother; married, age 31, Constance, daughter of Joseph RICHARD & Anne LANDRY, 27 Apr 1795, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] St. Gabriel 15 Dec 1809, age 50[sic]
*Victoire BABIN 80 probably 1809 StJ, Asc? born St.-Nicolas, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, c1781; daughter of Charles BABIN & Marie HÉBERT; came to LA 1809, age 28?; married, age 35, Lewis of Boston, MA, son of Keneli MORROW & Rose MORROW, 2 Sep 1816, St. James; died Ascension Parish 20 Sep 1862, age 81, buried next day?
Vincent-Ephrèm BABIN 75 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1745, probably Pigiguit; called Ephrèm; son of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY; brother of Amand, Anne, Brigitte, Charles, Élisabeth-Madeleine, Marie, & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to MD 1755, age 10; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Eufreme, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 21; married, age 23, Marguerite LEBLANC, 8 Apr 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 160 next to brother Charles, left [east] bank, called Efraine BABAIN, age 24, with wife Margueritte age 22, daughter Magdelaine age 8 mos., & sister Bergitte BABAIN age 19; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Efreim, age 25, head of family number 72, with wife Margueritte age 23, son Paul age 2 mos., daughter Marie-Magdelaine age 1 1/2, sister Brigitte age 19, & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Efreme, age 31, head of family number 73, with wife Margueritte age 30, son Jacque age 9 mos., daughters Magdelaine age 8, & Victoire age 3, 6 arpents, 3 slaves, 15 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 30 hogs, 1 arm; contracted smallpox but survived, Oct 1787; died [buried] Ascension Parish 4 Sep 1810, age 67[sic]

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 9, calls him Amand BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2410, the LA section; BRDR, 3:47 (ASC-4, 80), his death/burial record, calls him Aman BABIN, age 76, widower of Anastasia LANDRY, but does not give his parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 157; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 483; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 9.  

Wall of Names includes his son Paul.  If Amand & his wife reached LA in 1766, as the records indicate, then the ages given for Paul in the Cabanocé census of 1769 & the Ascension census of 1770 show that he could not have come with them to LA, even in utero, but was born in the colony in c1768, so I have removed him from this list.  

Amand's estimated birth year is based not on his burial record, which seems to exaggerate his age, but on the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques & Ascension censuses in which he is found.  

02.  Wall of Names, 22, calls her Anne BABIN.

Who were her parents?  She married Paul LEBLANC after he was counted with his parents & siblings at Oxford, MD, in Jul 1763. 

What actually was her name?  She is called Agnès in the baptismal records of daughter Apolonie, sons Augustin, Laurent, another Laurent, & Paul, & grandson Jacques-Evariste LEBLANC, dated 18 Aug 1773, 28 Apr 1776, 25 Oct 1778, 7 Apr 1781, & 19 Apr 1802, in BRDR, 2:460, 471, 481, 483 (SJA-1, 20a, 30a, 53, 58; SJA-3, 235), & son Jacque's marriage record, dated 23 Apr 1792, in BRDR, 2:483 (SJA-2, 14).  So was her name Anne-Agnès or Agnès-Anne, or just Agnès?  Yet the censuses of 1769 & 1777 favor Anne. 

03.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Anne BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2554, the LA section, gives her husband's parents' names but not her parents' names, & says they were married in c1755 but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:42 (SGA-8, 25, #143), her death/burial record, calls her Anne BABIN, age 79 years, widow of Armand MELANÇON, but does not give her parents' names.   See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 158; Voorhies, J., Some Late-Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 434; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 9.  

Her estimated birth year is from the age given in the Spanish report of 1767, not the ages found in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 or her burial record. 

Arsenault's date of marriage for her makes no sense in light of the age of their son Joseph, who was 15 in 1767.  Arsenault says they were exiled to "New England," but the fact that she & her family were at Baltimore in 1763 indicates that they were exiled to MD instead, unless Arsenault is following a primary record that says the family lived in "New England," a not unheard of description of MD by French & Spanish priests in LA. 

04.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Anne BABIN, orpheline; BRDR, 2:42, 536 (SJA-2, 3), probably her marriage record, calls her Ana BABEN "of Acadia," calls her husband Juan-Baptista MELANSON "of Acadia," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josef LEBLANC & Pélagie DUARON "of this parish." 

Her marriage to Jean-Baptiste MELANÇON, widower of Osite DUPUIS, is pure guess work based on process of elimination.  If this was the Jean-Baptiste MELANÇON that she married, he was exactly twice her age.    

05.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Anne-Barbe BABIN; BRDR, 2:42, 535 (ASC-1, 135), her marriage record, calls her Anna Barbara BABEIN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BABEIN [probably her brother], Maturin LANDRY, & Michael DUGAST; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:566 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1120), her death/burial record, calls her Barbe LANDRY[sic], "wid. of Joseph MELANÇON," says she died "at age about 66 years at her home at l'ance," that she was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:29 (SMCt.Hse.: Succ. #277), her succession record, calls her Barbe BABIN m. Joseph MELANSON, but does not give her parents' names nor list any children.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176; Voorhies, J., Some Late-Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 463.

Why is she not in the Cabanocé census of 1769 with the rest of her family? 

Her mother was a LANDRY, so is that why her burial record is in the LANDRY section of Father's Hébert's compilation?  L'ance could have been L'Anse la Butte, on upper Bayou Vermilion between present-day Breaux Bridge & Lafayette, or L'Anse la Pointe, also called La Grande Pointe & La Pointe, on upper Bayou Teche near Breaux Bridge. 

06.  Wall of Names, 9, calls her Anne-Genevieve BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2496, says she & Joseph were married 8 Apr 1768; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late-Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 425, her marriage records, says they were married 11 Apr 1868.

07.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Anne-Marguerite BABIN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 18; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, Family No. 42, 34; BRDR, 2:50, 629 (SJA-2, 50), her marriage record, calls her Margarita BABIN, gives her parents' names, says they were from "Belle Isle, Brittany, France," calls her husband Valerio (Dosited) RICHARD, widower of Susana MARIQUE, gives his parents' names, says they were from "St. Gabriel of Iberville Parish," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro Pablo ARCENAUX, Carlos ARCENAUX, & Eligio LANDRY.  

Her family was supposed to have settled at Ascension after they came to LA from Île St.-Pierre in Dec 1788.  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 105. 

08.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Brigitte BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2527, gives her parents' names; BRDR, 2:43 (SGA-8, 33, #180), her death/burial record, calls her Brigette BABIN, age 62 years, widow of Paul-Marie LANDRY, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 485; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 10; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7.  

The ages given for her in the censuses at Cabanocé, Ascension, & St.-Gabriel in 1769, 1770, & 1777 differ widely from the age given in her burial record.  The censuses are followed here. 

09.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Charles BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2409, calls his wife Madeleine BABIN.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 17.  

Why is his wife called Élizabeth BABIN in their marriage record in Bourgeois & Voorhies, J., cited above?  Charles had a sister named Élisabeth-Madeleine, so this could not be her.  None of the other 2 Élisabeth/Isabelle BABINs in Wall of Names fit into this marriage.  The one who was old enough to have married Charles in Mar 1767, daughter of Joseph BABIN, did not reach the colony until July of that year.  If the marriage date was really 2 Mar 1768 instead of 1767, then she would fit nicely.  The other Élisabeth/Isabelle BABIN who came to LA, daughter of Antoine, was only 3 years old in 1767.  Charles's wife could have been another Élisabeth BABIN or a Madeleine BABIN who for some reason is not listed in Wall of Names.  I need a BABIN family historian to help me here.

10.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Charles BABIN; BRDR, 2:43 (ASC-1, 187B-a), his death/burial record, calls him Carlos BABIN, age 22 years, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

The age given in the burial record of the Carlos, or Charles, BABIN who died at Ascension in Jan 1783 is clear evidence that this was him.  

11.  Wall of Names, 10 (pl. 1L), calls him Charles BABIN, & lists him with his widowed mother & siblings.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 8; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.

Note that he is not counted in the Ascension census of 1777 with any of the other BABINs, lending credence to his being the Charles BABIN who died, probably of drowning, in Jun 1774.  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 139n45; Robichaux, 9-19.

12.   Wall of Names, 10, calls him Charles BABIN; BRDR, 4:29 (ASC-4, 190), his death/burial record, calls him Charles, age ca. 60 yrs., a nat. of Maryland, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

13.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Charles BABIN, oncle, & lists him with Marine LEBLANC veuve Joseph BABIN & her 5 BABIN children.

What happened to him in LA?  His family was supposed to have settled at Ascension after they came to LA from Île St.-Pierre in Dec 1788.  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 105. 

White, DGFA-1, 59, shows that Charles, fils, son of Charles BABIN, père & Madeleine RICHARD & brother of Claude BABIN, husband of Marguerite DUPUIS & therefore the uncle of Claude's son Joseph, husband of Marine LEBLANC, died at age 25 at Grand-Pré in January 1733, so this Charles must be an uncle of Marine LEBLANC, not of Joseph BABIN.  Marine's father was Jean LEBLANC & her mother was Anne LANDRY.  

14.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Claire BABIN; BRDR, 1b:8, 82 (PCP-4, 35; PCP-3, 270-271), her marriage record, calls her Claire BABIN, native of Acadia, residing at Natchez, says her husband was native of Acadia, residing at Natchez, gives her & his parents' names but does not give his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Firmin BABIN [her brother], Pierre GUÉDRY [the groom], & Augustin LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:26 (Opel. Ch.: Folio OA, p.8), her death/burial record, calls her Claire BABIN, wife of Pierre GUIDRI, does not give her parents' names, & says she was 28 years old when she died.  

The Acadian settlement at San Luis de Natchez did not last long enough to have a church of its own, hence their marriage being recorded at Pointe-Coupée, the closest church to Natchez.  

15.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Cyprien BABIN.  The Spanish report of 1767 & the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 disagree on his age & therefore his birth year.  The earlier record is followed here.  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 9; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 432.  His death/burial record in BRDR, 3:49, calls him Cypriano BABIN, single.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155.

16.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Elisabeth BABIN; BRDR, 2:42, 354, the record of her first marriage, calls her Anne-Isabelle BABIN, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean HEBER, Joseph HEBER, Estienne BABIN (probably her brother), & Maturin LANDRY; BRDR, 2:44, her death/burial record, calls her Elisabeth BABIN, native of Acadia & widow of Thomas HEBERT, & says she was age 57 at the time of her death.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155.

17.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Élisabeth BABIN; BRDR, 2:56, 155 (ASC-1, 146), the record of her first marriage, calls her Ysabel BABEIN, calls her husband Pablo BRAUD, gives her but not his parents' names, gives his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Armand BRAUD, Abraham LANDRY, & Carlos DUGAST; BRDR, 2:46, 339 (ASC-2, 74), the record of her second marriage, calls her Isabel BABIN, widow of Pierre[sic] BRO, does not give her parents'  names but gives her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Ramon BRAUD, Henriette BLANCHARD, & Joseph LEBLANC dit Dubour; BRDR, 4:31 (ASC-4, 178), her death/burial record, calls her Isabelle BABIN, age 60 yrs., spouse of Jacques GUIDRY, but does not give her parents' names.  .

The birth/baptismal record of daughter Carmelita GUIDRY, dated 5 Jan 1801, in BRDR, 2:338 (ASC-5, 145), calls her Agnès Isabel BABIN.  

18.  Wall of Names, 9 (pl. 1L), calls her Elisabeth-Madeleine BABIN, soeur [of Amand], & lists her with brother Amand & his family & 2 other siblings; BRDR, 3:50 (ASC-4, 104), her death/burial record, calls her Élizabeth Magdelaine BABIN, age 68, nat. Assumption Parish [Pigiguit], Acadia, spouse of Joseph Athanase LANDRY, but does not give her parents' names.

19.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Étienne BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2409, 2410, says he was born in 1736; BRDR, 2:45 (SGA-8, 11, #45), his death/burial record, calls him Estevan BABIN, age 39 years of Canada, spouse of Maria Magdalena DUBLAN, but does not give his parents' names.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth -Century Louisianians, 432.  

20.  Not in Wall of Names.  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 9.  

The 1777 St.-Gabriel census reveals clearly that there were 2 Étienne BABINs at St.-Gabriel.  Is this younger Étienne BABIN the one who married Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC in 1778?  If so, he would have been 39 in 1788, the year "Estevan [BABIN], age 39 years of Canada, spouse of Maria Magdalena Dublan" was buried at St.-Gabriel.  See note 19, above.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2410, with a birth year of 1736, does not help solve the puzzle.

Although he is not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, he can be found on their website at <acadianmemorial.org/ensemble_encore2/default.htm>; use the link marked Life Lines & then use their search engine to find him. 

21.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Firmin BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2410, calls his second wife Isabelle BROUSSARD; BRDR, 1b:8, 28 (PCP-3, 270; PCP-4, 34), the record of his first marriage, calls him Firmin BABIN, native of Acadia, inhabitant of Post St. Louis of the Natchez, calls his wife a native of Acadia, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre GUIDRY, Cécile LANDRY, & Augustin LANDRY; BRDR, 2:45, 164 (ASC-1, 142 & 143), the record of his second marriage, calls him Firmin BABIN, widower of Babiana BRAUD & an Acadian, calls his wife Ysabel BRUSSE, gives her but not his parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Abraham LANDRY, Théodoro DUGAST, & Marino ROBICHO.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 23.

His first marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because there was no priest at San Luis de Natchez in its brief existence as an Acadian settlement, so priests from Pointe Coupée probably performed baptisms, marriages, & funerals there.  It is the couple's marriage record that states they were inhabitants of "the Post St. Louis of the Natchez."  See BRDR, 1b:8, 28.  

22.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Francois BABIN; BRDR, 2:45 (SGA-8, 20, #108), his death/burial record, calls him Francisco BABIN of Acadia & spouse of Margarita BRAU, but does not give his parents' names.

The baptismal records of granddaughter Francoise-Seraphine, dated 8 Jun 1800, in BRDR, 2:45 (ASC-5, 140), & grandson Zephire Napoleon, dated 22 Aug 1812, in BRDR, 3:64 (SGA-11, 221), call him Francisco Maria/Francois Marie BABIN.  If his full name was Francois-Marie, he should not be confused with the much younger BABIN who also bore that name.  

23.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Francois BABIN, frère de la femme [of Louis STIVIN], & lists him with the family of his sister Marie; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 36-37, Family No. 45, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Francois-Marie BABIN, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Francois LABBE & Marie FRENEL, & says that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Francois BABIN, frère de la femme [of Louis STIVIN], marin, age 16, on the embarkation list, Francisco BABIN (30th Family), on the debarkation list, & Francois BABIN, brother of the wife [of Louis STEBENS], sailor, age 16, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 29th & 30th families aboard Le Bon Papa with his sister, brother-in-law, & their 3 children; See BRDR, 2:46, 716, 3:51, 846 (SGA-14, 7), his marriage record, calls him Francois BABIN, calls his wife Maria VERET(sic) "USÉ intended," gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were "of St.-Malo, France," but lists no witnesses to his marriage.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 49, 73.  

His birth year is based not on the passenger list of Le Bon Papa but on the ages given in the Assumption censuses of 1795 & 1797.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 49, 73.  

24.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him François-Laurent BABIN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 18, calls him Laurent-François BABIN; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 33, Family No. 42, calls him François-Laurent BABIN.

His family was supposed to have settled at Ascension after they came to LA from Île St.-Pierre in Dec 1788.  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 105. 

25.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Genevieve BABIN veuve Amand HEBERT.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 150.

Her husband died on the voyage from Baltimore to New Orleans.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 430. 

26.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Ignace BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2410, 2411-12, the LA section, calls him Ignace BABIN, says he was born in 1758 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriages, says he married his first wife in c1778, the same year he married his second wife, says he lived at Manchac in 1778, & lists his children as, by his first marriage, Anne, born in c1778, &, by his second marriage, Pierre-Paul, born in 1779, but gives no birthplaces; BRDR, 2:46, 99 (SJA-1, 46a), the record of his second marriage, calls him Ignace BABIN, widower of Marguerite BREAU, calls his wife Marie-Josèph BLANCHARD, widow of Joseph BLANCHARD, does not give his or her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Paul BABIN [probably his brother], Anselme LANDRY, & Firmain BLANCHARD; BRDR 2:56 (SGA-8, 16, #78), his death/burial record, calls him Ygnacio BABIN, spouse of Maria Josefa LANDRI, but does not give his parents' names nor his age at the time of his death.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 3; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 23, 149-50.  

His estimated birth year is from the Spanish report of 1767 & the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, not from Arsenault.  

Arsenault, 2411, has Ignace marrying Marguerite BREAUX in c1778, when they had a 12-year-old son in 1777!  Arsenault probably confused the date of his first marriage with that of his second.  Arsenault, 2411, 2423, insists that Ignace's second wife was not Marie-Josèphe BLANCHARD, as she is called in their marriage record, but Marie-Josèphe LANDRY, probablement daughter of Joseph LANDRY & Marie-Josephe COMEAUX.  The Ascension priest of that day, notorious for his sloppy record keeping, evidently gave Marie-Josèphe the surname of her first husband, not that of her father.  Her true name is in Ignace's burial record, cited above, & is probably Arsenault's source.  Arsenault, 2411-12, in listing Ignace's children, mentions no son Paul, who, according to the Spanish report of 1767 & the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, would have been born in late 1766 or early 1767, probably in MD, & is listed here. 

To complicate matters further, De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5, lists also on the right bank ascending another Ygnace BABAIN, also "Veuve," also age 36, with 1 unnamed son age 6, 8 cattle, 4 hogs, 12 fowl, 6 arpents.  Is this the same fellow, or was Ignace counted twice in the 1777 census?  Most confusing.  

West, 23, says Ignace went with his brother Joseph to the Attakapas District in the 1770s.  Joseph certainly went there, but the evidence is thin that Ignace went there, too.  Note that Ignace died at St.-Gabriel, not at Attakapas.  

27.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Jacques BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2412, calls him Jean-Jacques BABIN, & says he was born in 1750.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 9; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7.

28.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Jean-Baptiste BABIN.

The identity of his parents is only a guess.  Arsenault, Généalogie, does not say, so we must wait until Stephen White publishes his DGFA-2 to fill in the blanks. 

29.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2411, calls him Joseph BABIN & his wife Marie BABIN; BRDR, 2:47, 243 (SJA-2, 38), the record of his second marriage, calls him Josef BABIN, widower, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says both sets of parents were "of Acadia," calls his second wife a widow but does not name his first wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Aman BABIN, Juan DUHONT, & Estevan JU TEAU.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, 178; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 9.  

The Cabanocé census of 1769 calls his first wife Marie BABIN, but the Ascension census of 1770, the St.-Jacques census of 1777, the record of his first marriage in Bourgeois, cited above, & the marriage record of their daughter Isabel, dated 19 Apr 1792, in BRDR, 2:46 (SJA-2, 14) call her Marie LANDRY.   

30.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph BABIN; BRDR, 3:54 (ASC-4, 85), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BABIN, age 66 yrs., spouse Osite LEBLANC, but does not give his parents' names.

The age given in his burial records is, in light of the censuses in which he is found, probably the usual exaggeration.  

31.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph dit Dios BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1321, 2412; BRDR, 2:48, 478 (ASC-1, 129), his marriage record, calls him Joseph BABIN, calls his wife Marine LE BLANC, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "Acadians," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Simon LEBLANC, Étienne BIJEAUD, & Isaac LEBLANC; BRDR, 2:47 (ASC-1, 186a), his death/burial record, calls him Josef BABIN, age 28 years, but does not give his parents' names nor mention a wife.  

His estimated birth year is taken from Arsenault, p. 1321, & his burial record. 

32.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph BABIN.  See also Arsenault, Généalogie, 1321, 2408-09; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155.

33.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph BABIN 3.  See also Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 152. 

34.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph BABIN, frère [of Joseph]. 

Why would a nuclear family have 2 Josephs in it?  Did one of them have Joseph as a middle name?  What happened to this Joseph in LA?  Did he marry? 

35.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Joseph BABIN, & lists him with brother Paul, who came to LA in Jul 1767; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2410, 2411, calls him Joseph BABIN, says he was born in 1755 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, calls his wife's mother Marguerite-Josèphe BREAUX, not Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, & lists his children as Adélaïde, born in 1779, Joseph, born in 1783, Julien, born in 1786, Alexandre, born in 1792, & Marcelline-Arthémise, born in 1803, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:27 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol. 1, #93), his marriage record, calls him Joseph BABIN, gives his & his wife's parents' names, calls his mother Marguerite BOUDROTE, says his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Francois MOREAU, Joseph LANDRY, & Claude MARTIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:33 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1414), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BABIN, native of Maryland, married to Anastasie MELANÇON, does not give his parents' names, says he died "at age about 60 years at his home at la Pointe," & that he was buried "in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:33 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#395), his succession record, calls him Joseph BABIN, widr. of Anastasie MELANÇON, but does not gives his parents' names nor list any children.  See also DeVille, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 12; Stanley LeBlanc PDF (for 1773 Atakapas Militia roster); Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 281; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A: 823; DeVille, Southwest LA Families, 1785, 13; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 23, 149-50.

Why was he not in the Spanish report of 1767 for St.-Gabriel with brother Ignace or brother Paul?  Surely if he was only 12 years old that year & came to LA with them he would have been a member of one of their households.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 433.  Did he come to LA from MD at a different time?  Older sister Marie, with whom he was living in 1771,married Claude MARTIN at Atakapas in c1770, but Marie's arrival date also is unrecorded; she is, in fact, not even found in Wall of Names.  

Arsenault, pp. 2410, 2411-12, makes him older than Ignace & Paul, which other records do not bear out.  Arsenault's birth year for Joseph--1755--is from the Atakapas census of 1771.  The estimated birth year taken from Joseph's burial record--c1760--means that he would have been only 12 or 13 in Jan 1773, when he appears on an Atakapas militia list entitled "Roster of the [Male] Inhabitants of Atakapas, from 14 [years old] to the age of 50."  

West says that he went to the Atakapas with brother Ignace, but there is no evidence that Ignace went with him.  

36.  Wall of Names, 19, calls her Judith-Théotiste BABIN.

37.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Lise-Marie-Josèphe BABIN.

38.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Louise BABIN.

What happened to her in LA?

39.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Ludivine BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2527, calls her Louise-Ludivine BABIN.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5; Voorhies., J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 433.

Her estimated birth year is from the Spanish report of 1767, not the St.-Gabriel census of 1777.  

40.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2409, profile for her first husband in the LA section, calls her Madeleine BABIN, says she was born in 1745, does not give her parents' names, & lists her children as son Joseph [BABIN], born in 1769, daughter Marie-Madeleine [BABIN], born in 1774, daughter Marie-Constance [BABIN], born in 1777, & Marie [BABIN], born in 1779, & says she & her husband occupied lot number 159 sur la rive est du Mississipi[sic] in 1769; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, the record of her first marriage, calls her Élizabeth BABIN; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 424, also the record of her first marriage, calls her Élizabeth BABIN; BRDR, 2:49, 430 (ASC-1, 143), the record of her second marriage, calls her Magdalena BABEIN, widow of Carlos BABEIN, does not give her or her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Efreme BABEIN [her former brother-in-law], Estevan LANDRY, & Marino LANDRY.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 157; Bourgeois, p. 178; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 17; footnote 09, above.   

Which Joseph LANDRY did she marry?  Since there were so many of them on the river in LA, even with the clue of who his first wife was, your guess is a good as mine. 

41.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:50, 627 (SJA-1, 39), her marriage record, calls her Magdelaine-Marthe BABIN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says all 4 parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, that she & her husband were "natives of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Ignace BABIN [her brother], Pierre LEBLANC, Paul BABIN [her brother], & Jean-Baptiste ALAIN; BRDR, 2:53 (ASC-1, 131 & 132), her death/burial record, calls her Marta BABIN, age 30 years, spouse of Pablo RICHART of Acadia, gives her parents' names, & calls her mother Margarita GODRAU.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5.  

The age given in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, not her burial record, is followed here, otherwise she would have been 11 years old at the time of her marriage!

When did she come to LA?  With her brothers Ignace & Paul from MD in Jul 1767?  Why is she not in Wall of Names?

42.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marguerite BABIN; BRDR, 3:56 (ASC-4, 122), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BABIN, "age 67, wid. 1st marriage of Isaac LEBLANC and 2nd marriage of Pierre PANICEL," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

43.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marguerite BABIN; BRDR, 3:56 (ASC-4, 72), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BABIN, wid. DUGAT, but does not give her parents' names nor her age at the time of her death.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 172, 175; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 425, 455; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 2, 11; note 76, below.

44.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marguerite BABIN; BRDR, 2:12, 50-51 (PCP-4, 188), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite BABIN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents & her husband were from Baltimore, that the witnesses to her marriage were Francois HÉBERT, Pierre ALLAIN, Isaac LEBLANC, & Charles HÉBERT, & notes "the couple came from Manchac [St.-Gabriel] to be married, as there was no priest," hence the recording of the marriage at nearby Pointe Coupée.

45.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Marguerite BABIN veuve Alexis COMEAU.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 435.

Who were her parents?  Where was she born?  How was she kin to the BREAU brothers, Alexis & Honoré, who led the Port Tobacco Acadians to LA in 1768?  Evidently she did not remarry.  The surnames of her children were not listed in the Spanish report of 1768, but her widow status makes it easy to determine that they were the children of Alexis COMEAUX.  Does her failure to appear with any of her children in the St.-Gabriel census of Mar 1777 mean that she had died by then? 

46.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marguerite BABIN, & lists her singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2460, says she was born in 1731.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 15. 

47.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marie BABIN.

What happened to her in LA?

48.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marie BABIN, orpheline.

49.  Wall of Names, 20, calls her Marie BABIN.

50.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marie BABIN; BRDR, 1b:8, 61 (PCP-3, 256; PCP-4, 284), her marriage record, calls her Marie BABIN, "native of Acadia," calls her husband Francois DIES, "native of Seville, Spain," gives her & his parents' names, says both of her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Élisabeth DUARON, Antoine RODRIGUES, & Pélagie DUARON.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 8.  

She probably married one of the Spanish soldiers stationed at Fort San Luis de Natchez, where her family was sent by Spanish Gov. ULLOA when they reached LA in Feb 1768.  The marriage records says that her parents were deceased, but the Ascension census of 1770 shows that her mother was still very much alive in 1768.  Why was Marie not in the Spanish report of 1768 for the settlers of St. Luis de Natchez with the rest of her family?  Was she already married when the report was made?  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 436.  

51.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie BABIN, & list her with husband Louis STIVIN, 2 STIVIN children, & her brother François; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 36-37, Family No. 45, calls her Marie BABIN, gives her parents' names, her birth place & date, says she, her parents, & 2 siblings "disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 153, Family No. 278, calls her Marie BABIN, says she was born in c1761 in Southampton, England, gives her parents' names, calls her husband Louis-William STEBENS, gives his parents' names, says he was born in c1749 "in the Parish of Toussaint in Boston," that he was a seaman & "resident of the Parish of Saint-Martin of Chantenay since 6 months at the time of his second marriage, calls his first wife Marie WEIBERT, says they were married probably in Boston but gives no marriage date, calls his second wife Marie LANDRY, daughter of Benjamin LANDRY & Marguerite BABIN, says they married 25 Jan 1779, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, that he married Marie BABIN 2 Jan 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, includes the baptismal record of daughter Marie STEBENS, baptized 3 Dep 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details the family's voyage to LA in 1785, & gives the alternate name spelling of STIVRIN; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls her Marie BABIN, sa [Louis STIVIN's] femme, age 18, on the embarkation list, Maria BABIN, su [Luis STIVRIN's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie BABIN, his [Louis STEBENS's] wife, age 18, on the complete listing, says she was in the 29th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband, called Louis STIVIN, marin, age 36, on the embarkation list, Luis STIVRIN, on the debarkation list, & Louis STEBENS, sailor, age 36, on the complete listing, 3 children--son Louis, son [Louis STIVIN's] fils, age 3, on the embarkation list, Luis, su [Luis STIVRIN's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Louis STEBENS, his [Louis STEBENS's] son, age 3, on the complete listing, daughter Marie, sa [Louis STIVIN's] fille, age 2, on the embarkation list, Maria, su [Luis STIVRIN's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marie STEBENS, his [Louis STEBENS's] daughter, age 2, on the complete listing, & son un hijo sin Bautizar, on the debarkation list, an unnamed son STEBENS, not baptized, on the complete listing--& brother Francois, details her first marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents, & says that daughter Marie [STEBENS] was baptized in 1783; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:29 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: 1829), her succession inventory, calls her Marie BABIN m. (1)Louis STEIVEN, m. (2)Charles FOURNIER, & lists her children as, by her first marriage, Marie STIEVEN m. Michel BOURGEOIS, Anne STIEVEN m. d.Jean Charles BROUSSARD, Geneviève STIEVEN m. Donnat LANDRY, Joseph STIEVEN, d.Alexandre STIEVEN m. d.Élisabeth Hortense LEDAY, &, by her second marriage, Marcellin FOURNIER.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 527; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 51, 76.  

Why did the passenger list of Le Bon Papa miss her age by such a wide mark?

The spelling of her husband's surname is from Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, cited above.  French & Spanish versions of STEBENS--ESTEVE, ESTIVENNE, ESTIVENNES, ESTIVEN, STEVEN, STEIVEN, STIEVEN, STIVEN, STIVIN, STIVREN, STIVRIN, etc.--can be found in French & LA census, church, & civil records.  Although Louis-Willaim was born in Boston, his parents' names--Stanislas STEBENS & Anne COLCEIN--do not sound English.  Were they German?  Polish?  Dutch?

52.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marie BABIN; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2405, 2411, calls her Marie-Josephe BABIN & Marie BABIN, & says she married Jean-Charles ARCENEAUX 17 Jun 1777, but this date is wrong.  The St.-Jacques census of 1777 was taken in Apr, & she is listed in that census as the wife of [Jean]-Charles.  See De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 7.  BRDR, 2:24, 52 (SJA-1, 38a), the record of her first marriage, calls her Marie-Josephe BABIN, says she married Jean-Chs. ARCENEAUX 17 Jan 1777, & the witnesses to their marriage were Joseph SOGNY [SONNIER] (her uncle), Etienne MELANZON, Charles BERGERAU, & Pierre BERNARD; BRDR, 3:59 (SMI-2, 12), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie Josèphe BABIN, wid. Jean Charles ARSENAUX, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were Acadians & deceased, that his father also was deceased at the time of wedding, gives her husband's birthplace in France & the names of his earlier wives, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Bonaventure GAUDIN, Joseph SAULNIER, & Baptiste PICOUS; BRDR, 4:33 (SMI-8, 38), her death/burial record, calls her Marie BABIN, age 62, wid. Louis BILLON, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 169; De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; De Ville, Mississippi Valley Mélange, 1:39; De Ville, De Ville, Acadian Coast, 1779, 12.

There is the compelling question of Marie BABIN's age at the time of her wedding.  If the estimated birth year calculated from the LA censuses in which she is found is accurate--c1762--she would have been barely 14 years old in Jan 1777!   The Opelousas census of 1771 does not name Marie, but it is clear from her stepfather Michel CORMIER's listing in that census that he had 2 daughters, in this case stepdaughters, ages 9 & 7 in his household, along with wife Anne SONNIER & infant son Michel, fils.  The ages of the 2 daughters with Michel CORMIER that year fit precisely the ages given for Marie & her older sister in the Cabanocé census of 1766, as well as their ages given in their mother's succession record in Jan 1773.  See De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:719 (LSAR: Opel: 1773-10).

If Marie was still living with her stepfather at Opelousas in 1776-77, age 14/15, one wonders how she hooked up with a fellow from St.-Jacques, unless she knew him from the time she had lived in the river settlement with her widowed mother, before her mother married Michel CORMIER of the Opelousas District back in 1769, when Marie was only 7 years old.  No matter, Marie would have been a very young girl enamored of a fellow a dozen years her senior (he was 25 at the time of their marriage).  And if Marie was living with her stepfather in early 1777, why in the world did he let her marry at such a tender age?  One wonders what Marie's departed mother would have thought about marrying off a daughter at such an age.   

But let us consider this scenario that may relieve my paternal ancestor of some blame here.  Michel CORMIER fathered 2 sons by his first wife, Anne SONNIER, in the early 1770s, Amand, born in Oct 1770, & Michel, fils, born in Sep 1772, when his stepdaughter Marie BABIN would have been 8 & 10 years old.  Anne died soon after Michel, fil's birth, probably in late 1772, perhaps from complications of childbirth.  Anne's succession record, dated 7 Jan 1773, says Marie was 9 years old at the time.  Her mother's death would have left Marie with her stepfather, older sister Lise, & younger half-brothers Amand & Michel, fils.  Marie may have moved out of her stepfather's house after her mother's death & returned to St.-Jacques to live with relatives there--perhaps cousin Joseph SONNIER, with whom she had lived in 1766 & whose wife died sometime in the mid-1770s, or cousin Jean SONNIER, who had recently married.  The records do not say.  The only clue is that in Oct 1774, the census taker in Opelousas counted only 2 children in the household of widower Michel CORMIER, & they probably were his sons, Amand & Michel, fils.  So Marie, & older sister Lise, had probably left for St.-Jacques by then.  But if the census taker had miscounted, and if Marie had stayed with her stepfather in Opelousas after the death of her mother, her life would have become even more complicated later in 1774 when her stepfather remarried to Catherine STELLY, a young German woman whose family lived nearby.  In Sep 1776, Michel & Catherine celebrated the birth of their first child, Pierre.  Marie would have been 14, Amand 6, & Michel, fils, only 4 at the time of Pierre's birth.  Resentment over her stepfather's new wife, conflict with her stepmother, being forced to help care for 3 younger boys, including an infant who was not of her blood--any of these things might have driven Marie to return to St.-Jacques.  But she had probably already gone there.  It is significant that Michel CORMIER was not a witness at his stepdaughter's wedding--but Joseph SONNIER was.  So most likely it was Cousin Joseph who had "custody" of the girl in 1777 & consented to her marriage at such a ridiculous age.  P.S.- Note that a Joseph SONNIER was a witness to her second marriage when she was in her early 50s.  

All of this may be moot, however, if we recalculate her estimated birth year from the age given in her burial record.  If she was 62 years old when she died in May 1820, as the Convent priest insists, & thus born in c1758, not c1762, she would have been 17 years old when she married for the first time in Jan 1777, not 14 or 15.  

53.  Wall of Names, 22, calls her Marie BABIN & lists her as married to Sylvain when they reached LA; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2538, profile of her husband in the LA section, gives her middle name, does not give her parents' names, & says she married Sylvain in c1772; BRDR, 3:59 (ASC,4-69), her burial record, calls her Marie Josephe BABIN, wid. LEBLANC.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 175; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 4. 

One wonders who her parents might have been. 

Despite what the editors of Wall of Names say, she could not have been married to Sylvain LEBLANC in 1766.  See the footnote to his profile for an explanation.   

54.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marie-Josèphe BABIN.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

What happened to her in LA?

55.  Wall of Names, 9, calls her Marie BABIN, soeur [of Amand].  Her middle name is from the British report in MD.  See Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156.  

56.  Wall of Names, 19, calls her Marie-Madeleine BABIN; BRDR, 3:55 (SGA-8, 66), her death/burial record, calls her M. Jeanne BABIN, age 95, spouse Augustin LANDRY, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 432; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 9. 

Her estimated birth year is from the age given in the Spanish report of 1767, buttressed by the age found in her burial record.  So why was the age given in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 so radically different?  

57.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marie-Rose BABIN; BRDR, 2:55, 461, the record of her first marriage, calls her Rosalia BABIN, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Isaac LEBLANC, Simon LEBLANC, & Firmin LANDRY; BRDR, 3:62, 122 (ASC-2, 135), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rosalie BABIN, wid. Benjamin LEBLANC, says her husband was "nat. of Philadelphia," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Grégoire LEBLANC, Firmin LANDRY, & Evan JONES, the son.  

Which Joseph BOUDREAUX was her second husband?  There is some mystery about the man.  See the footnote to his profile.  

58.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Mathurin BABIN, orphelin.

59.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Mathurin BABIN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 18, calls him Mathurin Louis BABIN; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 34, Family No. 42, calls him Mathurin-Louis BABIN. 

His family was supposed to have settled at Ascension after they came to LA from Île St.-Pierre in Dec 1788.  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 105. 

60.  Wall of Names, 10 (pl. 1L), calls him Olivier BABIN, & lists him with a wife & 2 daughters; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2412, the LA section, calls him Olivier BABIN, says he was born in c1750 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he married Marguerite BREAUX in c1772 but gives no place of marriage, & lists only a single child, Baptiste-Olivier, born in 1773 & baptized at St.-Gabriel.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.  

Who were his parents? 

Wall of Names insists that he & his wife were married & had 2 daughters, Marie-Josèphe & Marianne, when they reached LA, but the Spanish report of 1768, a primary source, says that Olivier was an 18-year-old orphan at San Luìs de Natchez in 1768 & does not list Marie or the 2 daughters.  Therefore, the 2 daughters are not on this list.  The birth/baptismal record of Jacques BABIN, dated 19 Feb 1770, in NOAR, 2:7 (SLC, B6, 75), calls the boy's parents Oliv[eur?] [BABIN] & Marie BREAUD & shows that Olivier & Marie were married by 1770.  The baptismal sponsors were Jacque DUBREUIL & Magdelaine BREAUD.  Evidently Arsenault did not find the New Orleans baptismal record in his research.  

Why were they not in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777?  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777

His wife remarried twice, but, unfortunately, none of her remarriage records include her parents' names.    

61.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Anne  DUPUIS.  See the footnote accompanying the profile of husband Anselme Le Borgne de BÉLISLE for evidence that she was not a DUPUIS but a BABIN.  

So who was the Anne BABIN with her siblings at Baltimore, MD, in Jul 1763?  See Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 157. 

62.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Paul BABIN, & lists him with brother Joseph as though they came to LA together; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2412, says he was born in 1760; BRDR, 2:2a, 4a, 54, 141 (SGA-5, 28), his marriage record, calls him Paul BABIN, calls his wife Marguerite BRASSEUR, "native of Maryland," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Famille Parish in Acadia," & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ignace BABIN [his brother], Joseph RICHARD, Pierre BRASSEUR, & Louis LECOMTE; BRDR, 2:54 (SGA-8, 26, #146), his death/burial record, calls him Paul BABIN, age 50 years, but does not give his parents' names nor mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5.

Ste.-Famille Parish in Acadia was Pigiguit. 

63.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Paul BABIN.

Was he the Olivier BABIN who was born on the voyage from Baltimore to New Orleans?  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 430. 

64.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Paul BABIN.

65.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Paul BABIN, beau frere [of René LANDRY]; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 48; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 36, "Family" No. 44, calls him Paul BABIN, says he was born in c1723 but gives no birthplace, gives his father's but not his mother's name, says he "disembarked at St. Malo on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five ships,' details his activities in France, & concludes "No further trace has been found" after he left for the Falkland Island. 

Was the Paul BABIN who went to LA in 1785 the same one who went to the Falkland Islands?  Did he ever marry?  If not, why not?

66.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Pierre BABIN.  See also Arsenault, Généalogie, 2413, the LA section, which does not give his parents or a birth year, names his wife, & says his daughter Josèphe-Dosithée was baptized at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville in 1774; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155; Voorhies., J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 81-82.

The birth year followed here is from the Spanish report of 1767, not the St.-Gabriel census of 1777. 

Who were his parents?  See Arsenault, 1092, the Grand-Pré section, for a clue.  Who were wife Madeleine's parents? 

67.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Pierre BABIN. 

What happened to him in LA? 

68.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Pierre-Moïse BABIN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 18, calls him Pierre-Moyse BABIN; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 33, Family No. 42, calls him Pierre-Moïse BABIN. 

His family was supposed to have settled at Ascension after they came to LA from Île St.-Pierre in Dec 1788.  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 105.  He evidently was the Moyse BABIN who served as a nephew's godfather at Ascension in Sep 1789.  See BRDR, 2:43 (ASC-5, 28).  But then what happened to him? 

69.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Rose-Osite LE BLANC[sic]; BRDR, 2:55, 361 (SGA-4a, 5), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rosalie BABIN, widow of Joseph BABIN, calls her husband Ignace HÉBERT, widower of Marie LEBLANC, give no parents' names, and says the witnesses to her marriage were Charles COMO & Abraham LANDRY.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 10; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 435; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 77.

Where did the editors of Wall of Names find her family name LE BLANC?  White, DGFA-1, 836, calls the second wife of Ignace, son of Guillaume HÉBERT & Marie-Josèphe DUPUIS, Rosalie, daughter of Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY, & widow of Joseph BABIN, not a LE BLANC. 

Why does the Spanish report of 1768 say that she was 37?  Did it mean 31?  See Voorhies, J., cited above.  Her age here is based on the St.-Gabriel census of 1777.  Are we dealing with the same woman here?  She was younger than both her husbands, especially the second--7 years younger than Joseph, & 13 years younger than Ignace. 

70.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Rose BABIN; BRDR, 3:62 (ASC-4, 144), her death/burial record, calls her Rose BABIN, age 60 yrs., wid. Charles DUGAT, but does not give her parents' names.

What brought her back to Ascension?  Did her children live there, & she went to live with them after her husband died? 

71.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Simon BABIN; BRDR, 2:55, 621 (SGA-14, 21, #74), his marriage record, calls him Simon Pedro BABIN, gives his & his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph BABIN, Téodoro DUGAT, & Ypolite LANDRY; BRDR, 3:63 (SGA-8, 48), his death/burial record, calls him Simon Pierre BABIN, age 50, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

His estimated birth year is based on the St.-Gabriel censuses in which he is found, not on his burial record.

72.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Simon BABIN.

73.  Wall of Names, 42, calls him Simon BABIN, & lists him singly with the ship's immigrés; BRDR, 2:55, 497 (PCP-19, 10), the record of his first marriage, calls him Simon BABIN of Angleterre, says his wife was from St.-Malo, calls his parents Simon [BABIN] & Anastasie TÉRRIOT, gives his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE, Francois BABIN, Grégoire LEJEUNE, & Eustache LEJEUNE; BRDR, 2:55, 611 (PCP-19, 28), the record of his second marriage, calls him Simon BABIN of Angleterre, calls his parents Simon [BABIN] & Anastasie TÉRIOT, gives his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Servant TEMPLET, Francois BABIN, Mathurin USÉ, & Francois DUGUE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:31, 260 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 25), the record of his third marriage, calls him Simon BABIN of St.-Malo, France, widr. of Anne Louise GUIMIRE, calls his parents d.Simon [BABIN] & d.Marie Thérèse THERISEA[sic], gives his wife's parents' names & her first husband's name, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:31 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: 1833), his succession inventory record, calls him Simon BABIN, 56 yrs. old, native of England, widr. of Anne Louise KIMMIN, & calls his parents Simon [BABIN] & Anastasie THERIOT.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 527.

His marriage & succession records leave no doubt who his parents were.  So why is "Simon" not listed with them in Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France?  Born in England, he would have been old enough to have accompanied his father & mother to France in May 1763 & his father & stepmother to Poitou in the early 1770s.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 36-37, Family No. 45; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 8-9, Family No. 15.  I suspect he is Simon BABIN's son Magloire & that his name was Magloire-Simon or Simon-Magloire, though "Magloire" never appears in LA records.  

According to "A Report on Acadian Immigrants Who Came to Louisiana from France in 1786[sic]," in Kinnaird, "Post War Decade, 1782-91," 169, & <thecajuns.com/1785acad.pdf>, 1 person aboard L'Amitié went to Baton Rouge.  Evidently he was that person.

Although his first 2 marriages were recorded at the Pointe-Coupée church, he lived in the Baton Rouge area, where there was no church until 1793.  Priests from Pointe-Coupée officiated at baptisms, marriages, & funerals until Baton Rouge got its own church.  Note that his first wife was not listed in the Spanish report of 1788 for Baton Rouge, which was made in Jul, so she must have died by then.  

74.  Wall of Names, 10 (pl. 1L), calls her Victoire BABIN, & lists her with her widowed mother & siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 33, Family No. 42, calls her Marie-Victoire BABIN. 

75.  Wall of Names, 10, calls him Vincent-Ephrem BABIN; BRDR, 3:50 (ASC-4, 93), his death/burial record, calls him Effrem BABIN, age 67, nat. Acadia, widower of Marguerite LEBLANC, but does not give his parents' names.  

For his contracting smallpox in Oct 1787, see Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 174. 

76.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2528, profile for Simon LANDRY in the LA section, calls his wife Marguerite LEBLANC & says they married in 1767 but gives no place of marriage; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 157, links her to Germain, Madeleine, & Marie BABIN; BRDR, 3:56 (ASC-4, 88), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BABIN, age 74, nat. Acadia, wid. Simon LANDRY, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, 178; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, 483; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 6, 17.  

Which Marie BABIN was her sister?  See note 77, below.  Again, I need a BABIN family historian to help me sort out these folks.

Although she is not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, she can be found on their website at <acadianmemorial.org/english/ensembleencoreset.html>; use the link marked Life Lines & then use their search engine to find her. 

77.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:51,  420 (ASC-1, 131 & 132), her marriage record, calls her Maria BABIN, calls her husband Charles LANDRY, "widower of Marie LANDRY, native of Acadia," says her parents were Germain LANDRY & Marguerite LANDRY but does not give his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph LANDRY & Pierre LANDRY.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 157; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 6, 18; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 483.

Like her putative sisters, this Marie matches no other Marie BABIN in Wall of Names.  Her marriage record, cited above, is the principal clue linking her to the Madeleine BABIN & Marguerite BABIN who do not seem to be listed in Wall of Names.  Although she is not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, she can be found on their website at <acadianmemorial.org/english/ensembleencoreset.html>; use the link marked Life Lines & then use their search engine to find her. 

The baptismal record of daughter Mathilde LANDRY, dated 20 May 1781, in BRDR, 2:444 (ASC-1, 73), calls the mother Ana Maria BABEIN.  So was her full name Anne-Marie?

78.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:50 (SGA-4a, 25), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite BABIN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Bernard CAPDEVILLE & Jean-Baptiste ALLAIN.  

79.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:34 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1601), her burial record, calls her Marie BABIN, spouse of Glaude MARTIN, does not give her parents' names, says she died "in the morning at age about 80 years at the home of Michel MARTIN her son at la pointe," & that she was buried "in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:34 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#30), her succession record, calls her Marie BABIN m. Glaud MARTIN, but does not give her parents' names nor list any children.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 20, 37; DeVille, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 12.

Her estimated birth year is from the Attakapas census of 1771 & her burial record.  

Her relationship with Joseph BABIN of La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, son of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX, is based on his being in her husband's household in 1771.  He may have been her cousin, not her brother.  If she was a daughter of Dominique BABIN, her brothers Ignace and Paul came to LA from MD in 1767.  The arrival dates of sisters Madeleine-Marthe & Marguerite, & brother Joseph, are anyone's guess.  Madeleine-Marthe & Marguerite also are not found in Wall of Names.  

Although she is not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, she can be found on their website at <acadianmemorial.org/english/ensembleencoreset.html>; use the link marked Life Lines & then use their search engine to find her. 

80.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 3:64 (SJA-2, 161), her marriage record, calls her Victoire BABIN, nat. St. Nicolas, Santo Domingo, calls her husband Lewis MOROW, nat. of Boston, gives her & his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean Pierre RICHARD, John COX, & Joseph CAILLET.

Did she & her widowed mother come to LA in 1809 with thousands of other Haitian refugees?  If so, perhaps her mother, Marie HÉBERT, also should be added to this list.  

Was she the Victoire BABIN who died in Ascension Parish in Sep 1862?  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, typical of priests who served that parish, did not bother to give her parents' names or even mention a husband.  He did say that she died at "age 81 years."

81.  Not in Wall of Names.  Neither his marriage record nor his burial record give his parents' names.  See BRDR, 2:43, 423 (ASC-2, 15), 3:48 (SGA-8, 72).  However, the baptismal record of son Casimir, in BRDR, 2:43 (ASC-5, 28), gives a hint as to which Bonaventure this may have been:  the boy's godfather is Moyse, likely Pierre-Moïse, BABIN, son of Joseph BABIN & Marine LEBLANC, who came to LA with his widowed mother & 5 siblings aboard La Brigite in 1788.  Note that Bonaventure married in Nov 1788, a month before his widowed mother & siblings reached New Orleans.  For Bonaventure's sojourn in England & France, see Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 33-34, Family No. 42.  When his family left France for Île St.-Pierre in the 1770s or early 1780s, during his late teens or early 20s, he likely remained in France.  One wonders if he worked as a sailor there. 

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