Hello Mary, Is there a source given in Abshire Tracks for the birth of William Abshire, 1846, as son of Theophile Abraham Abshire & Marguerite Touchet? I cannot find this data. I have this couple having eight children (documented source is Hébert's SWLR). Evidently this family moved from Lafayette Parish, LA to Vermilion Parish between 1840 & 1850 according to the DOB of their children & the Vermilion 1850 census. Perhaps there was a William and he passed without documentation during this period of time. Thanx & Merry Christmas!