Eighth Generation


254. Joseph RABALAIS was deceased before 22 June 1840 based on a document found in Book O at the Avoyelles Courthouse. This is confirmed by the fact that both he and his wife, Adélaïde, were listed as deceased on the 22 September 1841 marriage contract/marriage bond of their daughter, Sophie, to Jean Pierre Lemoine . Adélaïde MAYEUX and Joseph RABALAIS251 were married on 25 June 1804 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.

Note: Joseph's father, Jean Baptiste Rabalais, appeared in the 3 July 1779 census at Cabanocé (later St. James Parish) according to Winston De Ville's "The Acadian Coast in 1779:: Settlers of Cabanocey and La Fourche in the Spanish Province of Louisiana During the American Revolution" (Page 29). He was listed as 'Jean Bte. Ravalé'. This could explain why the baptism of Joseph (as well as two other siblings) have not been found.

255. Adélaïde MAYEUX was baptized on 20 January 1790 at Saint Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.251,850 She was deceased before 22 September 1841. On that date, both she and her husband, Joseph, were listed as deceased on the marriage contract/marriage bond of their daughter, Sophie, to Jean Pierre Lemoine.

Children were:

i.

(Could Manette RABALAIS be the child who was baptized as Anne in 1813?)

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ii.

Joséphine RABALAIS.

iii.

Marie RABALAIS was born on 19 March 1809.1446 She was baptized on 19 November 1809 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1446

iv.

Anne RABALAIS was born on 16 October 1813.1447 She was baptized on 2 October 1814 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1447

v.

St. James RABALAIS was born on 27 November 1816.1448 He was baptized on 1 December 1817 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1448 He was buried on 15 December 1868 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1449

vi.

Rose RABALAIS was born on 31 August 1819.1450 She was baptized on 8 June 1820 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1450 According to Avoyelles Parish Family Meeting Book C, Page 504, she (as well as her husband) was deceased by 3 February 1872.1451 Rose was (supposedly) buried at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum #1 in Marksville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. according to FindAGrave.1452

vii.

Sophie RABALAIS was born on 1 August 1824 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1453 She was baptized on 3 December 1824 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1453 She died on 19 December 1914 at the age of 90.1454 Sophie was buried on 20 December 1914 in Plaucheville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.

viii.

Marie Louise RABALAIS was born on 11 June 1830 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1455 She was baptized on 16 June 1830 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1455