Family:Francois Benoit and Madeline Trahan (1)

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Marriage? 8 Sep 1807 Saint Martinville, St Martin, Louisiana, USAMarguerite was the daughter of Michel Trahan of the lower Vermilion valley
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Family

Francois Xavier, called Xavier, born at Ascension in March 1779, married [Madeline] Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Trahan of the lower Vermilion valley, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1807.

After the death of Xavier Benoit, his widow Marguerite Trahan married Michael Ellender on 17 Jan 1829 (Opel Ct Hse : Mar #10)

Children

Their daughters married into the Granger, Hébert, and Lagrange families.

In succession dated 31 July 1823, six heirs listed: Michel, Amerant, Rosella, Elina, Octave & Marguerite.

Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM Notes
Michel Benoit 16 Aug 1808 Carencro Lise Granger 17 Jan 1829 Civil ceremony on 17 Jan 1829 & church ceremony on 1 Feb 1829. Listed as heir in 1823.
Emerante 26 May 1810 St. Martinville Listed as heir in 1823.
Julienne Emerante 22 May 1812 St. Martinville 28 Aug 1815 n/a n/a Died at age 3 years.
Marguerite Rose [Rosella, Rosalie] 1 July 1814 St. Martinville Sosthene Hebert 18 Feb 1833 Listed as heir in 1823.
Francois Rosemond 14 Jul 1816 St. Martinville 21 Jul 1816 n/a n/a n/a Died at age 8 days.
Marie Helene 1 July 1817 St. Martinville Pierre LaGrange 11 Oct 1831 Father Hebert Vol. 2 lists her as Elina Benoit. Listed as heir in 1823.
Marguerite 23 Jul 1819 1 Aug 1819 n/a n/a Died at age 10 days.
Francois Octave 23 Nov 1820 St. Martinville 26 Aug 1826 n/a n/a n/a The priest who recorded his burial said that Octave was 10 1/2 years old when he died, but he was 5 1/2
Marguerite Cleonise 4 Apr 1823 Giles Granger (alt. Gilles) 23 May 1844
References
  1.   Hébert, Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers, 1756-1810. (Eunice, Louisiana: Hebert Publications, 1974-).

    Volume I, p 37
    - Benoit, Emerante (Zavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 26 May 1810 (SM Ch : v 6, #973)

    Volume II, p 54
    - Benoit, Francois Rosemond (Francois Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 14 July 1816 (SM Ch : v. 7, #2)
    - Benoit, Francois Rosemond (Francois Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) d 21 July 1816 at age 8 days (SM Ch : v. 4, #1063)
    - Benoit, Francois Octave (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 23 Nov 1820 (SM Ch : v 7, # 930)

    Volume II, p 55
    - Benoit, Julienne Emerante (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 22 May 1812 (SM Ch : v 6, #1375)
    - Benoit, Julienne Emerante (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) d 28 Aug 1815 at age 3 yrs (SM Ch : v 4, #974)
    - Benoit, Marguerite (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) d 2 Aug 1819 at age 10 days (GC Ch : v 1, p 1)

    Volume II, p. 56
    - Benoit, Marguerite Cleonice (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 4 April 1823 (Laf. Ch : v 1, p 25)
    - Benoit, Marguerite Rose (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 1 July 1814 (SM ch : v 6, #1742)
    - Benoit, Marie Helene (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) b 1 July 1817 (SM Ch : v 7, #192)
    - Benoit, Michel (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) m 17 Jan 1829 Lise Grange (Opel Ct Hse : Mar #9)
    - Benoit, Michel of Laf (Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) m 1 Feb 1829 Lise Branger of Laf (GC Ch : v 1 p 68)

    Volume II, p. 57
    - Benoit, Xavier wid. is Marguerite Trahan. Heirs: Michel, Amerant, Rosella, Elina, Octave & Marguerite. Succ dated 31 July 1823 (Laf Ct Hse : Succ #16)

    Volume III, P 39
    - Benoit, Elina (Francois Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) m. 11 Oct 1831 Pierre LaGrange of PC (Laf Ch : v 2, p 51)

    Volume III, p 40
    - Benoit, Rosella (Francois Xavier & Marguerite Trahan) m 18 Feb 1833 Sosthene Hebert (Laf Ch : v 2, p 83)\

  2.   Jehn, Janet B. Acadian descendants. (Covington, Kentucky: J.B. Jehn, c1972-c2005).

    Volume IV, P. 410
    Michael Ellender, born 11 March 1806, son of George ellender (Elinger) and Marie Clain (Clayne), married Jan, 17, Marguerite Trahan (Vve Benoit). Drowned in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, in Gulf of Mexico.

    Marguerite Trahan (Vve Benoit), wife of Michel Ellender, born November 21, 1791. Died near lake Charles. Buried at Bayou Guy (Gay?).

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