Person:Charles Duon (1)

Charles Duon
d.ABT 1793 , St. Martin, LA
m. 27 Feb 1713
  1. Jean Baptiste Duon, II1714 - 1758
  2. Honore Duon (1)1716 - 1783
  3. Jeanne Duon1718 - AFT 1776
  4. Pierre Duon1720 -
  5. Abel (dit Tibel) Duon1722 - 1807
  6. Jean Jacques Duon1724 - 1727
  7. Euphrosine Duon1725 - 1756
  8. Louis Basile Duon1727 -
  9. Francois Duon1729 -
  10. Cyprien Duon1730 - 1798
  11. Charles Duon1734 - ABT 1793
  12. Claude Amable Duon1736 - 1811
  13. Rosalie Duon1739 -
m. ABT 1759
  1. Jean Baptiste Duon1759 - 1827
  2. Marguerite Duon1764 - BEF 1801
  3. Michel DuonABT 1768 - BEF 1781
  4. Marie Rose DuonABT 1771 - AFT 1817
  5. Charles (dit Charlitte) Duon, II1773 - 1821
  6. Marie Madeleine (Marine) Duon1775 - 1802
  7. Scholastique Duon1779 - BEF 1781
  8. Adelaide Duon1782 -
Facts and Events
Name Charles Duon
Alt Name Charley, DUHON, DION, DUAN, DUONS, DUYON, DUHAN, D'HUAN Carlos
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 29 May 1734 Port Royal, , , Acadia
Christening? 30 May 1734 Port Royal, , , Acadia
Marriage ABT 1759 Halifax, , , Acadiato Marie Josephe Prejean
Census[9] 5 Oct 1761 Fort Edward, Windsor, , Acadia
Census[10] 12 Jul 1762 Fort Edward, Pisiguit, Nova Scotia, Canada
Census[11][12] 9 Aug 1762 Pisiguit, , , Acadia
Immigration[13] Nov 1765 New Orleans, Orleans, LA
Census[14][15][16] 9 Apr 1766 Cabahannocer, St. James, LA
Census[17][18][19][20] 14 Sep 1769 Cabahannocer, St. James, LA
Census[21][22][23] 1 Aug 1770 , Ascension, LA
Residence[24] 1775/1776 Attakapas, St. Martin, LA
Occupation[25] 1 Jun 1776 , St. Martin, LACattle brand registered
Census[26] 1777 Attakapas, St. Martin, LA
Other[27][28][29][30] 1 May 1777 Attakapas, St. Martin, LASoldier, Attakapas Militia Military Service
Other[31][32][33] ABT 1781 Chicot Noir, St. Martin, LALand Ownership
Census[34][35][36] 10 Dec 1781 Attakapas, St. Martin, LA
Other[37] 25 Jan 1782 Chicot Noir, , LALand
Census[38] 15 Apr 1785 Attakapas, St. Martin, LA
Other[39] Aug 1789 Attakapas, St. Mary, LAMilitiaman Military Service
Death[4][5][6][7][8] ABT 1793 , St. Martin, LA
Reference Number? 134
Probate[40][41][42] 12 Jun 1793 St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA
Probate[43] 27 Feb 1812 Attakapas, St. Martin, LA

!BIRTH-CHRISTENING-PARENTS-MARRIAGE-CENSUS-DEATH: Stephen A. White, DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE DES FAMILLES ACADIENNES; 1636-1714; Moncton, New Brunswick, Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, 1999, 2 vols.; p. 583; own copy. #(10):

IMMIGRATION: Edie J. Duhon, THE DUHON HOUSE: A FAMILY RECORD; Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996; p. 27. "An attempt at deporting most Acadians at Halifax to Boston in 1762, failed because the Bostonians would not allow them to land. Following the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which provided the Acadians eighteen months to leave the English held territories, some charte[ere]d ships at their own expense that eventually brought them to the Louisiana shores." (Cites Brasseaux, THE FOUNDING OF NEW ACADIA, pp. 34 & 74)

IMMIGRATION: Did he come to Louisiana with the party led by BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil? He had two children baptized at St. Louis Church in New Orleans on 1 Dec 1765 (SLC, B5, 108). They were Jean Baptiste (age 6) and Marguerite (nearly 2 years).

!FATHER-RESIDENCES: Internet download of family coat of arms of D'EON (also written DION), copyrighted by Centre Acadien, Univ. Sainte-Anne, Church Pointe, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1996. Charles, son of Jean Baptiste DION also known as Lyonnais, was one of 13 children. Charles was imprisoned in Halifax until 1763, and eventually settled in St. Jacques, LA in 1766.

!MARRIAGE-WITNESS: Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS; 1750-1800; vol. 1-A, rev. ed., Rayne, LA, Hebert Publications, 1996; pp. 282-283. Charles DUHON, "uncle of Joseph HEBERT" [sic] an orphan, was witness to the Marriage Investigation dated 31 Jan 1791 between Joseph DUHON & Scholastique HEBERT (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio C, #8). When they married two days later, on 2 Feb 1791, one of the witnesses was Charles DUHON (SM Ch.: v.4, #52).

CENSUS: His brother Claude DUON [signed with X] appeared on the "Attakapas Post Petitioners of 1791" with other Cajuns and Creoles, in defense of Commandant. [No sign of Charles.]

DEATH: Donald J. Hebert, SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS; 1750-1800; vol. 1-A, rev. ed., Rayne, LA, Hebert Publications, 1996; p. 284; own copy; contains church and civil records. Charles DUON is not listed as deceased on daughter Marie Magdelaine's marriage record on 26 Jan 1797. One of the witnesses was Charles DUON [but it could be the bride's brother.] (SM Ch.: v.4, #123).

    On son Charles' marriage record on 11 Feb 1800, Charles DUON [Sr.] is not listed as deceased. (SM Ch.: v.4, #191).
    On the marriage record of daughter Adelaide to Paul GUIDRY on 27 May 1800, father Charles DUON is listed as deceased (SM Ch.: v.4, #198).
References
  1. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes. (2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999), p. 583.

    Charles DUON, born/baptized (Port Royal Register) 29/30 May 1734, son of Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais & Agnes HÉBERT. Sponsors: Pierre RICHARD & Jeanne DUON.

  2. Elton J. Oubre. Vacherie: St. James Parish, Louisiana. History and Genealogy, 2nd ed.. (Thibodaux, LA: Oubre's Books, 2002), p. 483.

    Charles Claude [sic] DUON, son of Jean Baptist & Agnes HEBERT, born 10 May 1745 [sic], was baptized 11 May 1734 [sic] at Port Royal (C-1870, vol. 24-2, p. 223).

    Discrepancy in dates.

  3. St. Bernard Genealogical Society. Héitage, L', vol. I, no. 4 (Sep 1978), p. 266.

    Charles DUON, born 10 May [sic] 1734, baptized 11 May [sic] 1734 at St. Jean-Baptiste of Port-Royal.

    Discrepancies in dates with Stephen White.

  4. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes. (2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999), p. 583.

    He died before the census of 1803.

  5. Donald J. Hébert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk number 101. (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001).

    DUHON, Adelaide (dec. Charles DUON & Marie PREJEAN - of Acadia) m. 27 May 1800 Paul GUIDRY - of St. Landry in Opelousas (Pierre & Clara BABIN - of Acadia) Wits: Luis CAMINO, John DARCY, Michel MAU, Charles DUON, Edouard BROUSSARD, Louis CHEMIN. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #198)

    Charles is listed as deceased on his daughter's marriage record.

  6. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 784.

    Charles died between 2 Feb 1791 & 27 May 1800 [when his daughter Adelaide married].

  7. Eddie James Duhon. Duhon House, The: A Family Record. (Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996), p. 116.

    Charles DUHON died [sic, this was the date of his widow's being names curatrix of their children] 12 Jun 1793 at St. Martinville, LA (cites an inventory of his property found in St. Martin Parish Courthouse, ORIGINAL ACTS, ESTATES AND WILLS).

  8. Succession Record.

    From St. Martin Parish Courthouse, St. Martinville, LA.

  9. ACADIAN-CAJUN-L@rootsweb.com.

    Charles was prisoner at Fort Edward with his brothers Honoré and Claude-Amable and their families.
    Charles DUANT, 4 members [these would be Charles DUON, his wife Marie-Josephe PREJEAN, their son Jean-Baptiste, and orphan Francoise PITRE?];
    Claude DUANT, 2 members [these would be Claude-Amable DUON and his wife Marie-Josephe VINCENT];
    Honoré DUANT, 5 members [these would be Honoré DUON and his wife Anne-Marie VINCENT, sister of Claude's wife, their son Jean, son Francois, and daughter Perpetue].

    Posting by Roger Rozendal (rogroz@swbell.net) in Mar 2005.

  10. "Acadian Heritage in Colchester County or/ou Patrimoin acadien dans le comté de Colchester" (Folded Map). (Colchester Historical Society Museum, 2003).
  11. Society of Acadian Descendants. Acadian & Genealogical Tidbits, p.

    On list "Prisoners at Fort Edward [sic] in 1762," in Pisiguit (now Windsor, NS), dated 9 Aug 1762. "The men in this group did public work for the British and had permission to go to town and buy food for their families. The names with * next to them denotes who were there to feed the families that day." Charles DUHON, with 3 in the family, is listed, before [his brothers] Honore DUHON (4) and Claude DUHON (1). None have an asterix.

  12. ACADIAN-CAJUN-L@rootsweb.com.

    On July 12, 1762 at Fort Edward, the men had all been sent to Halifax, where the British attempted to exile them to South Carolina. The remaining members of the families were:
    Cha's DUANT, 3 members;
    Claude DUANT, 1 member;
    Honore DUANT, 4 members.

    Another list was made there on 9 Aug 1762, with same names and numbers, with Charles [spelled in full] DUANT, 3 members.

    Posting by Roger Rozendal (rogroz@swbell.net) in Mar 2005.

  13. ACADIAN-CAJUN-L@rootsweb.com.

    It is probable that the three DUON brothers (Honoré, Charles, and Claude) came to Louisiana in late Nov 1765. The St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans has records of baptisms on 1 Dec 1765 of children of Charles DUON & Marie Joseph(e) PREJEAN; sponsors included Claude DUHAN & his wife (Marie-)Josephe VINCENT. It is likely that Honoré was also with them.
    Another posting by Elton J. Oubre (eoubre@charter.net) in Mar 2005 said: "The brothers settled in the present area of the Sunshine Bridge (the St. James/Ascension line). This settlement pattern would indicate arrival with the fourth or fifth group, LaChaussee or Bergeron."

    Posting by Roger Rozendal (rogroz@swbell.net) in Mar 2005.

  14. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes. (2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999), p. 583.

    Charles was on the 1766 census at Cabahannocer [LA] at age 30 years.

  15. Lillian C. Bourgeois. Cabanocey. (New Orleans: Pelican Publishing, 1957.), p. 164.

    Census at St. James, LA, dated 9 Apr 1766 listing inhabitants on right [sic] bank of the Mississippi River:
    Charles Claude [sic] DUYON, 30 [sic], with 6 arpents of land and 2 hogs, plus one gun;
    Marie PRÉJEN, wife 26;
    Jean Baptiste, son 6;
    Marguerite, daughter 2.

    The name Claude is crossed out on original, Charles added in margin His brothers Claude and Honoré DUYON are also listed nearby.

  16. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 785.

    There were 2 hogs (c); on 6 arpents of frontage land; 1 gun.

  17. Lillian C. Bourgeois. Cabanocey. (New Orleans: Pelican Publishing, 1957.), p. 173.

    On the census taken 14 Sep 1769 of the Acadian Coast [St. James at Cabahannocer]: Charles DUAN, age 35, head of household #38, living with his wife Marie PREJEAN, age 33, and three children: Jean Baptiste, age 9; Margueritte, age 5, and Michel, 10 months old. (Source: original in Archivo General de Indias, Papeles Procedentes de Cuba; 187A.)

  18. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes. (2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999), p. 583.

    In 1769 age 35 years.

  19. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 785.

    There were 7 horned cattle (b); 15 (c), on 16 arpents of land, 1 gun.

  20. Jacqueline K. Voorhies. Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians; Census Records of the Colony 1758-1796. (Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973), p. 451.

    Acadians at Cabahannocee, 1769, "List of the Acadian inhabitants settled on both sides of the river, from the farm of the St. Jacques Cantrelle to 'L'Isle aux marest', taken on the 14th of Septmeber 1769 by Louis Judice. (Document found in PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, legajo 187-A-2)
    Charles DUAN, age 35;
    Marie PRÉJEAN, wife, 33;
    Michel, son, 10 months;
    Margueritte, daughter, 5;
    Jean-Bte., son, 9.
    They have 6 arpents of land, 7 head of cattle, 15 pigs, and 1 musket.
    [Next door is his brother Claude DUAN, with wife and one orphan. Listed next is their brother Honoré with wife and daughter. Next is Jean DUAN, age 23.]

  21. Albert Robichaux. Colonial Settlers along Bayou Lafourche, 1770-1798. (Harvey, LA: 1974. 2nd printing Hébert Publications, 1980), p. 1.

    Charles D'HUAN, age 36, listed with his wife Marie Joseph PREJEAN, 34, and three children as Household #7 on the 1770 census of Ascension Parish. They have 6 arpents of land on the right bank of the [Lafourche] river. Found in PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, Legajo 188-1.

    The next three households are also D'HUANs, and five of the previous six have PREJEANs.

  22. Jacqueline K. Voorhies. Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians; Census Records of the Colony 1758-1796. (Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973), p. 271.

    Household #7: Charles D'HUAN, age 36, with wife Marie-Joseph PRÉJEAN, age 36, and three children: son Jean-Bte. D'HUAN, age 10; son Michel D'HUAN, age 2; daughter Margueritte D'HUAN, age 6 (Cites: PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, Legajo 188-1-1)

  23. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes. (2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999), p. 583.

    Charles was at Ascension in 1770 age 36 years.

  24. Eddie James Duhon. Duhon House, The: A Family Record. (Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996), p. 30.

    Charles moved sometime between the baptism of his daughter Marie (Marine) Madeleine on 24 Sep 1775 at Ascension church, and the registration of his brand mark "DN" on 1 Jun 1776 in the Attakapas district.
    [He was apparently not mainly going to be farming now, but raising cattle or livestock. He was about 42 years old now, with three sons and three daughters living.]

  25. Eddie James Duhon. Duhon House, The: A Family Record. (Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996), p. 30.

    "The brand adapted by Charles to be burned onto the hides of his livestock, consisted of two letters, DN, the first and last letters in his surname Duhon."

  26. Winston De Ville. Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777. (Ville Platte, LA: author, 1987), p. 15.

    Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Posts, found in Legajo 2358, folios 258-300, Papeles procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville.
    On census of Attakapas Poste, in Family #98: Charle [sic] DUON, age 48, head of household that owned 35 cattle, 5 horses, 6 hogs. Living with wife Marie Josephe [PREJEAN], age 40, and boys: Baptiste, age 14; Michel, 9; Charle [sic], 5. Girls were: Marguerite, age 12; Marie Rose, 6; Magdeleine, 2.
    [Next door in household listed just before was Claude DUON, age 45, Charles' brother; listed just after was Secile [Cecile] PREJEAN, widow PELERIN, age 45, Marie Josephe's half-sister.]

  27. Harry Lewis Griffin. Attakapas Country, The: A History of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. (New Orleans: Pelican, 1959), p. 224.

    List entitled: "Names of Attakapas Militia Company," recorded 1 May 1777 (from the Archives General de Indies Seville, Spain; PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA; 161). Among the soldiers listed is: Charles DUANT. Listed earlier was Claude DUSNT [sic].They were among 79 soldiers (and 10 officers and non-commissioned) at a Review in Attakapas, signed by Le Chevalier DE CLOUET.

  28. Mary Elizabeth Sanders. Records of Attakapas District, Louisiana, 1739-1811, vol. I. (Fort Worth: American Reference Publishers, 1970), vol. I, p. 44.

    Dated 1 May 1777, signed by DE CLOUET, among list of soldiers of the Militia Company of the Attakapas were: Charles DUANT (and his brother Claude DUANT) (cites pp. 287-290 of transcript, done from the originals preserved in the General Archives of the Indies, Seville, Spain, PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, 161).

    Charles would have been nearly 43 years old.

  29. Acadian Genealogy Exchange, vol. 5, p. 24.

    On the list "Etat de Revue de la Compagnie de Milice des Attakapas," cited from the Archivo General de Indias, in Seville, Spain, PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, 161: Charle DUANT.
    [His brother Claude DUANT is also on the list.]

  30. Dudley J. LeBlanc. Acadian Miracle, The. (Lafayette, LA: Evangeline Publishing, 1966), p. 413.

    "Militia at What is Now St Martinville, May 10 [sic], 1777:" among "Soldiers" is Charle DUHON & Claude DUHON.

    Appendix list.

  31. Eddie James Duhon. Duhon House, The: A Family Record. (Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996), p. 32.

    Possibly around mid-1781, Charles acquired land in the area around the Jeanerette area extending southeast to an area known as Chicot Noir (where his brother Claude and son Jean Baptiste had acquired land). Apparently undated, the acquisition seems to have been for some 410 arpents. On 25 Jan 1782 they all sold their grants to Catherine TOUPART, wife to Mr. LOISEL and widow of Mr. BORREL. The families then migrated toward the Vermillion River, where Charles acquired a piece of property from Rene TRAHAN on 8 Dec 1782. TRAHAN had acquired it through a Spanish land grant dated 4 May 1776, and its location was situated on both sides of the Vermillion River, somewhat northeast of the present Pinhook Bridge. His neighbors were apparently Claude BROUSSARD, Olivier THIBODEAUX & Rene TRAHAN.
    This property would have been within the most northern portion of Rene TRAHAN's land, and was situated on the eastern side of the Vermillion River, encompassing two sections of land, one in township 9 south, range 5 east, section 142, part of which borders on the Vermillion River; and the other section being in township 10 south, range 5 east, section 42, part of which is on Bayou Tortue. This places the property in the northern part of today's Lafayette Airport.

  32. Mary Elizabeth Sanders. Records of Attakapas District, Louisiana, 1739-1811, vol. I. (Fort Worth: American Reference Publishers, 1970), vol. I, p. 80.

    On p. 120, Register's Number 120: William DESK claimed by Order of Survey, Original Claimant was Charles DUHON and others, for 410 arpents.

    From the AMERICAN STATE PAPERS, Class 8, Public Lands, vol. III (Gales and Seaton ed.).

  33. Carl A. Brasseaux. Founding of New Acadia, The: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987), p. 206, appendix B.

    In the Appendix titled "Settlements and Settlers: Some Acadian Pioneers," in the Attakapas District west of the Atchafalaya River, Charles DUHON [and his brother Claude DUHON] are listed at Chicot Noir, along with Victor BLANCHARD, François BOUDREAU, and Baptiste DUHON.

  34. Donald J. Hébert. Southwest Louisiana Records, vol. 1-A, 1750-1800. (Rayne, LA, Hebert Publications, 1996), p. 820.

    Charles DUONS, listed on the General Census dated 10 Dec 1781, with 7 individuals, 80 animals [land measure in arpents missing].
    [His listing is between René TRAHAN & Michel MAU, eight household later is Claude DUONS.]
    The parish Church of Attacapas deliberation dated 1 Apr 1781 called for a collection; sum amounted to $672.00.

  35. Gladys LaGrange de Villiers. 1781 Census Atacapas Territory. (2001).
  36. Attakapas Gazette, vol. XX, no. 1 (spring 1985), p. 29.

    "Récensement G'nal et Etat de Recette rélatifs aux besoins de l'Eglise des Attacapas Conformement à la deliberation Paroissiale du p'er Avril 1871."
    Charles DUONS, listed with 7 individuals, 80 animals, on --- arpents of land cleared or in cultivation.

  37. Carl A. Brasseaux. Founding of New Acadia, The: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987), p. 96.

    "At least ten Acadian families from the Bayou Tortue, Opelousas, and Cabannocé settlement occupied and acquired Spanish titles to properties in the Jeanerette area. Beginning approximately five miles above present-day Jeanerette and running to the Chicot Noir area immediately below Jeanerette's southeastern corporate boundary, this community, like its counterparts elsewhere in Attakapas, consisted of tightly knit family groups. And like their compatriots in the Central and Upper Teche Valley, these settlers, too, succumbed to pressure from hostile Creoles. On January 25, 1782, five Chicot Noir pioneer families sold their grants to Creole Catherine Toupart and migrated to the central and lower Vermilion valley.7" (Footnote 7 cites: Conveyance, Charles Duhon to Catherine Toupart, Vol. 3, St. Martin Parish Original Acts, in St. Martin Parish Courthouse. Conveyances also recorded on same date to her by Claude DUHON; François BOUDREAUX; Victor BLANCHARD; and Baptiste DUHON.)
    On 8 Dec 1782, Charles DUHON was conveyed land by Rene TRAHAN, who had acquired the property through a Spanish land grant. It was located on both sides of the Vermillion River, somewhat northeast of the present Pinhood Bridge, bounded by neighbors Claude BROUSSARD, Olivier THIBODEAUX, and Rene TRAHAN. "This would place the property within the most northern portion of Mr. Rene Trahan's land, and thereby be situated on the eastern side of the Vermillion River, more specifically, encompasing two sections of land, one in township 9 south, range 5 east, section 142, part of which borders on the Vermillion River and another section being in township 10 south, range 5 east, section 42, part of which is on Bayou Tortue. This location places the property in the northern part of today's Lafayette Airport (Vol. 3, St. Martin Parish Original Acts).

  38. Winston De Ville. Southwest Louisiana Families in 1785: The Spanish Census of the Posts of Attakapas and Opelousas. (Ville Platte, LA: Author, 1991), p. 5.

    Ch[arles] DUHON:
    Free white males Free white females Free Colored Slaves
    0-12 13-20 21+ 0-12 13-20 21+
    1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0
    [Charles was age 50, his wife age 48. Their oldest son B[aptiste] was married, living next door. Daughter Marguerite was also married to Josine LEBLANC and living on the other side. The children at home were: son Charles (dit Charlitte), age 12; daughters Marie Rose, about age 14; Marie Madeleine, age 9; and Adelaide, age 3.]

  39. Jacqueline K. Voorhies. Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians; Census Records of the Colony 1758-1796. (Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973), p. 416.

    On "List of the Militiamen at the post of the Attakapas in the year 1789:" Carlos DUHON. (Cites: PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, Legajo 120)

    Could this be his son Charlitte? This man would have been around 55, over the usual military age limit of 43.

  40. Mary Elizabeth Sanders. Records of Attakapas District, Louisiana, 1739-1811, vol. I. (Fort Worth: American Reference Publishers, 1970), p. 33.

    From ESTATES AND WILLS LISTED IN ST. MARTIN PARISH, LOUISIANA, "Estates and Wills in the Original Acts, 1760-1805:" Charles DUHON, in year 1793, Original Act Book 14- Folio [page] 6.

  41. St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Courthouse. Succession Record.

    Succession record dated 12 Jun 1793 relating to selection of a tutor and curator for the three minor children of Charles DUON: Charles, age 18 years; Magdeleine, age 16 years; Adélaide, age 12 years. Names Joseph SOREL & their mother Marie Joseph PRÉJEAN; he signed Joseph SORREL, she made "ordinary mark."
    A torn paper which looks like an inventory was also sent, amounting to 280--48--3, proved on 22 Feb [?] 1796 [may probably be for different estate].

    No. 37, with "6" written over text. Could be Succession #37, on p. 6 of the 1793 records.

  42. Eddie James Duhon. Duhon House, The: A Family Record. (Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996), p. 34.

    [The author claims a date of 12 Jun 1793 on this succession record, but upon reviewing a copy of the original, I find no date. Is there other paperwork I was not sent?]

  43. Eddie James Duhon. Duhon House, The: A Family Record. (Broussard, LA: Fr*aca*la Publications, 1996), p. 34.

    "On February 27, 1812, his heirs did claim and inherit 134.30 arpents of land in Attakapas Parish, part of which is todays [sic] Lafayette Parish, on the Bayou Vermillion... It is assumed here that this land was the land purchased from Mr. Rene Trahan on December 8, 1782." (Cites American State Papers, p. 719)

    Could this be for another Charles DUON?