Eleventh Generation


2038. Guillaume LEMOINE dit NORMAND was supposedly born c1699. However, to date, a search of most of the churches in the Department of Seine-Maritime has failed to turn up any indication that Guillaume was baptized there. He likely came to the New World between 1719 and 1722 but his name has not been confirmed on any known ship list. Based on records found in Illinois and Louisiana, he was "patron de chaloupe des Compagnie" (boss/master of a longboat) but a contract of his service to Company of the Indies has not been found either. Guillaume signed a marriage contract at Kaskaskia with Theraize LeDoux dite LaTreille on 17 May 1723 in Fort de Chartres, Illinois, USA and they were likely married the same day or shortly thereafter. It appears, however, that Therese died a short time later because Guillaume made a donation at Kaskaskia on 17 May 1723 of his property and effects in the event of his death to the son (Francois) of his late wife. The document stated that Guillaume was the captain of a boat for the Indies Company and was leaving for a trip to New Orleans.1456 In 1726, he appeared in the 1726 Census of New Orleans and its environs living at Pointe Coupee with his wife and one infant. In September of that same year, however, we get an indication that he was still traveling back and forth between Illinois and Louisiana. A court document was found that was filed by "LeNormant, master of the bateaux of the Royal Indies Company" in Illinois regarding the sale of property in which the purchaser failed to fulfill part of the agreement.1 On 3 December 1737, Guillaume filed a document to acknowledge his debt to the Company of the Indies. He stated that he had a debt of 2694 livres, 8 sols and 11 deniers for the negroes advanced to him to work his plantation and he obligated to pay this debt in three payments ending in November 1740.1 Less than sixteen months later, Guillaume's name was mentioned in a document involving the transfer of property at 95 Royal Street in New Orleans. The document stated that Guillaume had been one of the former owners of the property.1 In November 1741, Guillaume's wife, Marie Sanmerine, died after more than sixteen years of marriage leaving him with six children. On 10 August 1742, he married widow Marie Joignard at Pointe Coupee. She had two sons from her previous marriage. On 15 April 1744, another document was located which provides more insight into Guillaume's life. On this date, Guillaume agreed to provide an apprenticeship in the trades of shoemaker and tanner to the son of Paul Moreau. Perhaps most interesting, however, is that part of the agreement was that Paul Moreau was going to teach Guillaume how to read and write.1 Less than three months later, Guillaume signed an agreement at Pointe Coupee with Jacques Payev in which Payev was to build Lemoine a house 'like that of Mr. Pierre Germain' for the sum of 700 livres. Board and lodging was to furnished by Lemoine who was also obligated to provide two negroes to prepare the lumber and only one to help in carpenter work.1 Guillaume and his wife, Marie Joignard, appeared in the 1745 Pointe Coupee Census along with seven of their children (Louis, Simon, Jean Baptiste, Etienne, Charles, Antoinette and Francoise) from their previous marriages.1257 He signed a Contract of Apprenticeship on 6 March 1748 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA with Maurice Levesque for the benefit of Guillaume's son, Louis. Louis was to be bound to Levesque for three years.1 After nineteen years of marriage, Guillaume's third wife, Marie Joignard died on 6 September 1761. Four months later, on 5 January 1762, Guillaume sold land to his son-in-law, Joseph Lafleur, for the sum of 1000 livres.1 On 1 May 1762, Guillaume signed a marriage contract with his forth and final wife, Marie Magdeleine Cordier at Pointe Coupee. The couple were married on 4 May. Eight months later, 25 January 1763, Guillaume signed a 'discharge of obligation' for land, slaves, cattle and implement that he had farmed out to Nicolas Lamathe. On that same day, he entered into a two-year partnership agreement with Lamathe to cut cypress lumber of all sizes. In the agreement, each parter agreed to furnish the necessary tools and slaves and failure to do so would result in stiff penalty payment to the other.1 Guillaume sold four arpents of land to Sarazin in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA on 26 April 1763.1457 He sold five arpents of land to Pierre Methode in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA on 7 December 1764.1402 He signed a farming lease of habitation and slaves in favor of Lamatte in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA on 1 February 1765. Interestingly, on the same day, a notation was in the civil register regarding a second farming lease of the habitation 'belonging to the minor children of deceased Le Moyne in favor of Bourgeat'. This was, possibly, a reference to the children of Marie Jeanne Lemoine who had died in January 1765.1402 Guillaume sold two arpents of land to Pierre Joffrion in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA on 15 June 1768. He died on 8 August 1771 at the age of 72 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1458,1459 He was buried on 8 August 1771 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1458,1459,1460 Guillaume had his estate in succession on 14 August 1771 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. On that date, an agreement amongst the heirs of Guillaume Lemoine was recorded regarding the minors LaVallée, Jean Baptiste LeMoyne and Joseph LaFleur (husband of Antoinette). On 27 September 1771, the proceeds from a property inventory and sale were recorded. Included in the sale were eleven slaves and 14 arpents of land for a total of 19,114 livres. See the "Guillaume Lemoine Page" 1461,1462 Marie "L'Este" SANMERINE and Guillaume LEMOINE dit NORMAND1463 were married on 4 April 1725 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.1,1464

[Note: The 4 marriages of Guillaume Lemoine are laid out in The Guillaume Lemoine Page.]

2039. Marie "L'Este" SANMERINE was born in 1706 in Palatinate, Germany.1465 She appeared in the census in 1726 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband and one infant. She died on 15 November 1741 at the age of 35 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1 L'Este was buried on 15 November 1741 at St. François d’Assise Catholic Church & Cemetery in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1,1466

Children were:

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Marie Jeanne LEMOINE.

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Françoise LEMOINE (Note: Found baptismal record of Françoise LEMOINE in the now-published sacramental records of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. She was baptized on 29 June 1731 at the age of about three months.

iii.

Louis LEMOINE was born about 1732 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. He died about 1 August 1757 at the age of 25 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was buried on 1 August 1757 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1467

iv.

Simon LEMOINE was born on 20 October 1734 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1468 He was baptized on 1 April 1735 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1468 He took an Oath of Allegiance to Spain on 10 September 1769 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. Although Spain had taken control of Louisiana in 1766, the French administration was not removed immediately. The oath was ordered by Governor Don Alexander O'Reilly on 18 August 1769 - immediately after he took office. On 10 June 1772 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, Simon was named on a civil document regarding the retrocession of four arpents of land by Simon LaCour to Simon Lemoine bordering land of Juneau dit LaTulippe. This was was from the succession of Simon's father, Guillaume Lemoine dit Normand. The estimated value was 80 piastres.1469 He appeared in the census in 1785 at Avoyelles Post in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He died after 1785 at the age of 51.

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Antoinette LEMOINE.

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Marie Françoise LEMOINE.

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Jean Baptiste LEMOINE I.