Francoise Marie Barbe Trahan

Brief Life History of Francoise Marie Barbe

When Francoise Marie Barbe Trahan was born on 29 January 1774, in Brittany, France, her father, Marin Jean Baptiste Trahan, was 42 and her mother, Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, was 35. She married Alexis Simon Lejeune on 8 January 1794, in Plattenville, Assumption, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 13 June 1833, in Thibodaux, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Alexis Simon Lejeune
1773–1835
Francoise Marie Barbe Trahan
1774–1833
Marriage: 8 January 1794
Ana Adelaide Constancia Lejeune
1794–1859
Azelie Jeanne Lejeune
1822–
Madeline Marie Lejeune
1796–1882
Pierre Armand Lejeune
1797–1894
Antoine Lejeune
1799–1836
Rosalie Suzanne Lejeune
1800–1853
Alexis Jean Baptiste Lejeune
1801–
Joseph Marin Lejeune
1802–1836
Rosalie Clemence Lejeune
1804–1819
Marie Anne Lejeune
1805–1867
Marie Madeline Lejeune
1807–1882
Melanie Baselique Lejeune
1808–1838
Celenie Delphine Lejeune
1811–1829
Joseph Benjamin Lejeune
1813–1838
Marie Uranie Lejeune
1821–1822

Sources (8)

  • Marriage - Francois MARIA Trahan to ALEXOS LEJEUNE
  • Francoise Barbay in entry for Maria Magdeleina Lejeune, "Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934"
  • Barbe Trahant in entry for Marie Anne Lejeune, "Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934"

World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Marcel, Monique, Pierre, Leonce, Lucien, Alcide, Cecile, Emile, Adrien, Camille.

French: variant of Trahant or Trahand (and, in North America, an altered form of the former), a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons, from a derivative of the verb traire ‘to draw or stretch’. Compare Strong .

History: The LA branches of the Trahan family trace their descent from Guillaume Trahan, from Montreuil-Bellay in Maine-et-Loire, who arrived in Acadia in the 17th century; he married Madeleine Brun in Port-Royal in Acadia (now Annapolis Royal in NS, Canada), c. 1666. At the time of the expulsion of the Acadians (1755–64), his numerous descendants were deported and finally settled principally in the Attakapas country of LA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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