Seventh Generation


124. Martin RABALAIS I was born on 30 January 1791 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1019 He was baptized on 24 December 1792 at St. François d’Assise Catholic Church & Cemetery in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1019 He was buried on 7 July 1835 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1020 Héloïse (Eloise) LEMOINE and Martin RABALAIS I252,877 were united in Civil Marriage on 25 April 1811 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1,1021 They1,1021 were married on 10 November 1812 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1022

125. Héloïse (Eloise) LEMOINE was born in April 1794 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.919 She appeared in the census on 27 June 1840 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. She died of Pleurisy in October 1849 per the 1850 Avoyelles Census Mortality Schedule. She was identified as being 58 years of age and had been sick for five days.

Children were:

i.

Marie Louise RABALAIS was born in August 1812.1023 She was baptized on 10 November 1812 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1023 In a January 1881 issue of the Marksville Bulletin, a notice of her death appears in which she is, interestingly, referred to as the 'late consort of Appolinaire Bordelon'. (Is this because it does not appear that their civil marriage was ever blessed in church?) The article indicates that she died on the 27th (I'm assuming that it's January 27th) and that she died in Cottonport. She is listed as age 69.

ii.

Héloïse (Aloyse) RABALAIS was born on 11 August 1814.1024 She was baptized on 4 October 1814 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1024

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iii.

Martin RABALAIS II.

iv.

Jean Valery RABALAIS was born on 9 June 1818.1025 He was baptized on 12 July 1818 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1025 He died on 15 September 1878 at the age of 60 in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1026 Jean was buried at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery & Mausoleum in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1026

v.

Simonette RABALAIS was born on 18 February 1820.1027 She was baptized on 10 June 1820 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1027

vi.

René RABALAIS was born in 1821.1028 He was baptized on 18 November 1822 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1028 He died on 4 June 1871 at the age of 50 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. The burial record is dated the 5th of June and indicates that he died 'la veille' (the eve).1029 René was buried on 5 June 1871 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery & Mausoleum in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1029

vii.

Reasire RABALAIS was born on 13 February 1824.1030 He was baptized on 22 March 1824 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1030

viii.

Olive RABALAIS was born on 27 February 1829 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1031 She was baptized on 7 March 1829 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1031

ix.

Jean Baptiste Martin RABALAIS was born on 23 November 1831.1032 He was baptized on 26 November 1831 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1032 He enlisted in the Civil War on 12 October 1862 at Camp Pratt, was absent without leave in January/February 1863, and deserted in May 1863. Also, he is believed to be the "Martin Rabalais" who served in the Civil War as a member of Company B of "Johnson's Special Battalion". According to an article entitled "Johnson's Special Battalion - Co. 'B' Avoyelles Parish" which appeared in the December 2017 issue of Le Raconteur, Louisiana Governor Thomas Overton Moore arranged in 1862 with Major General Mansfield Lovell to transfer three brigades of militiamen into Confederate service. Lovell accepted 11 regiments and two battalions of volunteer state troups to defend New Orleans. One of those was Johnson's Special Battalion which was made up of five companies from Avoyelles: Company A (Avoyelles Fencibles) led by H. W. Verstille, Company B (Chasseurs-à-Pied) led by Leon Phillipon, Company C (Creole Rebels) led by Jerome J. DuCôté, Company D (Marksville Guards) led by Louis Barbin, and Company E (Mansura Guards) led by E. Joffrion. To date, the only members of this Battalion who have been identified are the members of Company B (Chasseurs-à-Pied). Johnson's Special Battalion was assigned to the Second Brigade of Volunteer Troops under Brigadier General E. L. Tracey, CSA. It is believed that this battalion marched to New Orleans in April 1862 where they stayed three weeks at Camp Lewis and took the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States of America. The battalion was then sent to Chalmette to assign the Confederate army. Once Forts Jackson and St. Philip, at the approach to New Orleans, were overtaken on 28 April 1862, the men of Johnson's Battalion, armed only with their own shotguns, were send back to New Orleans. When the city fell on 1 May 1862, they were told to scatter back to Avoyelles Parish as best they could. Members of the company were paid for their service between 10 April 1862 and 30 June 1862. 3095 He died on 13 November 1902 at Cottonport per his widow' application for a military pension although his tombstone states he died on 16 November 1902.