Sixth Generation


62. Martin RABALAIS II was born on 12 December 1816 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.638 He was baptized on 7 December 1817 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.638 He appeared in the census in 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with his wife and four children. There were two other males living with the family - a 21-year-old and a 2-year old. The value of their real estate was $12,000. The 1850 Slave Schedule Census shows that the family owned twelve slaves. Martin appeared in the census on 23 August 1860 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA living with his wife, Zeline, and seven children. Their daughter, Javelie, and her husband, Adolph, were living in the household and Adolph was listed as a farm manager. The value of the real esate owned by Martin and Zeline had increased significantly in the ten years since the previous census and was now worth $70,000. By 1860, he owned forty slaves according to the Slave Census. He appeared in the census on 13 July 1870 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Living with Martin and his wife, Zeline, were four children in addition to three other individuals who appear to be a widow and her two children. However, five years after the end of the devastating Civil War, the family's real estate wealth was severely reduced. It was now valued at $40,000. He appeared in the census in 1880 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with his wife and two other individuals. Martin was buried on 21 March 1900 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was listed as 85 years of old. There was a diary entry in the diary of Leonce Paul Bordelon I ("Leonce Paul Bordelon Diaries") on 22 March 1900 which states that 'old Martin Rabalais' was buried on the 21 March 1900. Leonce Paul attended the funeral.639 Zeline LEMOINE and Martin RABALAIS II252 were united in Civil Marriage on 15 March 1836 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1,640 They1,640 were married on 5 September 1840 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.641

63. Zeline LEMOINE was born about 1822 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.251 She appeared in the census in 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband and children. She appeared in the census in 1860 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband and children. Zeline appeared in the census in 1870 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband and children. She appeared in the census in 1880 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband, Martin. She was buried on 11 December 1890 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.642 Zeline had her estate in succession in October 1891. Her succession was filed by her husband, Martin Rabalais. Both Zeline and her daughter, Javalie, died within one week of each other.122,123

Children were:

i.

Louis Martin RABALAIS was born on 9 November 1839 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.643 He was baptized on 10 May 1840 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.643 He died after 1860 (he appears in the Census - 20 years of age). There is a 'Martin Rabalais' who was buried at St. Paul's, Mansura, at the age of 20 on 23 Sept 1861 but I cannot be sure if the record is associated with this individual.

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ii.

Javelie (Javelli, Javaline, Javalia, Agnes) RABALAIS.

iii.

Marie Louise RABALAIS was born on 30 July 1843 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.644 She was baptized on 31 July 1843 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.644 She does not appear in the 1850 Census with the family.

iv.

Cesaire Arnold (Razaire) RABALAIS was born on 8 September 1844 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.645 He was baptized on 11 May 1845 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.645 He was buried on 25 October 1850 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.646

v.

Regina RABALAIS was born in 1847 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. According to the St. Paul's records, she was born on the 24th of 'M___?" 1847 - indicating either March or May.647 She was baptized on 7 September 1847 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.647 She was buried on 14 November 1871 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.648

vi.

Jos├ęphine RABALAIS was born on 2 December 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.649 She was baptized in 1850 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.649 She was buried on 11 December 1850 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.650

vii.

Leandina Ismael (Ismalle)(Irma) RABALAIS was born on 8 December 1851.651 She was baptized in 1852 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.651

viii.

Abel Camille RABALAIS was born on 20 December 1853 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.652 He was baptized in 1854 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.652 He died on 25 July 1937 at the age of 83 in Alexandria (Rapides Parish), Louisiana, USA.653

ix.

Lydie Alida RABALAIS was born on 26 September 1855.654 She was baptized in 1855 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.654 She appeared in the census in 1900 at ED 14, Ward 3 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. There are five children living with Fernon and Alida: Martin, Angela, Belva, Antoine and Aline. The widow, Lydie, appeared in the census in 1910 at Police Jury Ward 3 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Living with her is her 28 year old daughter, Angella, and her 22 year old son, Anthony. She died in June 1939 at the age of 83 in (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.655

x.

Alphonse RABALAIS was born about 1858. He is not listed in the 1860 Census with the family but is with them in the 1870 Census. Therefore, it's unclear if he belongs to this family or if he is simply living with them.

xi.

Zenon Shelby RABALAIS was born on 3 November 1860.656 He was baptized in 1861 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.656 He died on 22 December 1922 at the age of 62 in (Rapides Parish), Louisiana, USA.657