Family:Michel Benoit and Elise Granger (1)

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Marriage? 1 Feb 1829 Grand Coteau, St Landry, Louisiana, United States
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1829
1859
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17 Jul 1873
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26 Mar 1844
9 Aug 1914
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One of First Families of Calcasieu Parish

Michel married Elise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Granger, at the Grand Coteau Church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1829. They made their home in what is now Calcasieu Parish.S1

Calcasieu Parish was created March 24, 1840, from the parish of Saint Landry. This old parish of the period 1840-1912 is often called Imperial Calcasieu in order to distinguish it from the much smaller modern Calcasieu. The first federal census of Imperial Calcasieu was taken shortly after its creation in early 1840. The families living in the parish at that time may be regarded as its first families. Such is the case with the family of Michel and Elise Benoit.S5

1850 Census

The family was listed as living in Calcasieu Parish in the 1850 Census. Michel listed his occupation as planter.S3

1860 Census

The 1860 Census showed their location as Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Michel listed his occupation as farm laborer.S4

Pedigree of Michel Benoit

Pedigree of Michel Benoit (1808- )
Michel Benoit (1808- ) Francois Xavier Benoit (1779-1823) Etienne Benoit (1751-1787) [[Person:|Unknown Benoit]]
Anne Comeau (1730- )
Magdeleine Breaux (1747-1825) Charles Breaux (1700-1768)
Claire Trahan (1709-1768)
Madeline Trahan (1791- ) Michel Jean Trahan (1773-1865) Jean Trahan (1697-1778)
[[Person:|Marie Hebet]]
Marguerite Faustin (1773-1794) [[Person:|Unknown Faustin]]
[[Person:|Unknown]]


Pedigree of Elise Granger

Pedigree of Elise "Lise" Melanie Granger (1814- )
Elise "Lise" Melanie Granger (1814- ) Jean Baptiste Granger (1784-1802) Joseph Granger (1784-1802) Pierre Granger II (1719- )
Euphrosine Gautrot (1724-1777 )
Anne Geneveive Babin (1745-) Rene Babin (1722-1819)
Marguerite Bourg (1729-1823)
Marie Pelagie Broussard (1783- ) Claude Broussard (1748-1819) Joseph Broussard (1725-1765)
Agnes Thibodeaux (1725-1765)
Louise Hebert (1753-1788) Benoni Dit Manuel Hebert (1719-1765)
Jeanne Savoye (1741-1772)


Children of Michel Benoit & Elise Granger

Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM Notes
Olivia Benoit 8 Dec 1828 Lafayette, LA 6 Jan 1887 Calcasieu Parish, LA Lastie Vincent Unknown None
Adeline "Feete" Benoit" 1829 1859 Lastie Reon Lastie was married 3 times. Adeline was his 1st wife.
Michel Maran Benoit 9 Jan 1833 Lafayette, LA 14 Apr 1909 Vinton, Calcasieu, LA Married 3 times: 1. 28 Feb 1854 to Marie Cleonise Babineaux 2. Marie Domathile Duhon 3. Geneva Montie Michel served in Company A of Daly's/Ragdale's Battalion Texas Cavalry, a unit partially raised in Calcasieu Parish
Jean Baptiste Benoit Dec 1836 Lafayette, LA 15 Feb 1894 Breaux Bridge, LA Marie Onesia Cormier 15 Nov 1858
Marie Zelmire Benoit 1 Feb 1839 Grand Coteau, LA 17 Jul 1873
Person:Julian Benoit (2) 11 Feb 1842 Lafayette, LA 1890 Calcasieu, LA Marie Emelina Broussard 13 Aug 1861 Military: Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Reserve Corps, a local unit raised in Lafayette Parish that fought against prairie Jayhawkers in the final months of the war; Pvt. Res. Lafayette Par. POW prl Washington, 17 Jun 65.
Elise Benoit 28 May 1843 Grand Coteau, LA
Jacques Benoit 1 Jul 1850 Calcasieu, LA
Jean Theophile Benoit Oct 1863 Probably Carencro
References
  1.   Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, Benoit.
  2.   Hébert, Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers, 1756-1810. (Eunice, Louisiana: Hebert Publications, 1974-), Volume 5, p 34.

    Volume 2, Page 385
    GRANGER, Lise (Jean & Pelagie BROUSSARD) m. 17 Jan. 1829 Michel BENOIT (Opel. Ct. Hse. : Mar. # 9)

    Benoit, Michel (Michel & Elise Melanie Grange) m 28 Feb 1854 Marie Cleonise Babineaux (GC Ch : v 4, p 98)

  3.   Seymour, Geneva Bailey. 1850 census of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. (Cecilia, Louisiana: H?bert Publications, c1980), Year: 1850; Census Place: Calcasieu, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll: M432_230; Page: 381; Image: 275., 1850.
    1850 Census
  4.   Seymour, Geneva Bailey. 1860 census of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. (Eunice, Louisiana: H?bert Publications, c1980), Series: M653 Roll: 409 Page: 173, 29 Jul 1860.
    1860 Census
  5.   Janice Batte Craven and La Vaughn H. "LV" Hayes. List of the First Families of Imperial Calcasieu Parish.

    Based on 1840 Census.