The early records of the parishes of West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee during the early eighteenth (18) century bear witness to the residence in that part of Louisiana of many of the best known families of the state, names honorably familiar in her annals. Among them we find such names as Le Blanc, Allain, Tounoir and, related to them by marriage and blood, such equally well known names as Jarreau, Duralde, Lobdell, Dubroca, Lacour, Morgan and others of equal importance.
Most of these important early families had their start in Louisiana from a celebrated, picturesques, and romantic figure----Louis Paul Balthazar Le Blanc de Villeneuve, a native of France, who became commandant of the Opelousas country, and from another native of far-off France, Francois Allain of Brittany, who settled in the Pointe Coupee district, became the progenitor of the distinguished Allain branch, and, when a son of Le Blanc de Villeneuve and a daughter of Allain married, the families were united in a tie of blood that survives to this day.
Commandant Louis Paul Balthazar Le Blanc de Villeveuve, progenitor of the Le Blanc family so fequently mentioned in Louisiana genealogical records, came to Louisiana from Villeneuve, in the south of France, holding the rank of officer in the French military service during the first half of the eighteenth (18) century. His wife was Jeanne Avart.
Document Date: 5/6/1819 Notary: Conveyance Book E Document Number: 297 Location: West Baton Rouge Master: Pierre Allain Master's Gender: 2 Name: Delphine Gender: female Race: mulatto Age: 23 Freed: purchase by other Slave was Liberto (To be freed at allowable age. Restricted to age 30 after US takeover) Name Type of Freer: Duborca Freer: Martin Freer Gender: male sold or inventoried as an individual Sale Common Price: 350 A condition was imposed on this manumission. 1 = yes. Terms: at age 30 Comments: Condition of the sale is the slave will be freed at age 30. Price is low, probably subsidy by seller.
Family Data Collection - Individual Records Record about Pierre Allain Name: Pierre Allain Spouse: Marie Pauline Duplessis Parents: Jean Francois Allain , Marie Francoise Ricard Birth Place: Pt Coupee, LA Birth Date: 11 September 1762 Marriage Date: 31 May 1804 Death Date: 8 February 1820
John Martin Dubroca (Bernard Maurice) was born in Mobile Co., AL January 15, 1789.He married Delfina ALLAIN in Baton Rouge, LA, about 1813. Delfina was born before 1800. The godmothers at the baptisms of Martin's and Delphine's children included Catherine Dubroca, Magdelaine Dubroca, and Celemina Dubroca; godfathers included Francois Allain and Valery Allain. At the time, it was common for siblings to stand as godparents, suggesting that the Dubroca girls may have been sisters of Martin's and the Allains may have been brothers of Delphine's.
Document Date: 6/8/1810 Document Number: 133 Notary: Conveyance Volume B Depository: New Orleans Public Library Location: West Baton Rouge Language of this record: English Seller: Nanette Duplessis Buyer: Pierre Allain Name: Marie Delphine Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European Gender: female Race: quadroon, quarteron Age: 6 Birthplace: New Orleans Creole sold or inventoried as an individual Value of Sale: 450 Sale Common Price: 450 Where slave came from: East Baton Rouge Comments: seller from East Baton Rogue
Document Date: 12/1/1800 Document Number: 2093 Location: Pointe Coupee Master: Francois & wife Allain Master's Gender: 3 Name: Sostene Gender: male Race: quadroon, quarteron Age: 8 Birthplace: Louisiana Creole Freed: purchase by other Relationship of freer to the freed: father Slave was freed. Name Type of Freer: Porche Freer: Joachim Freer Gender: male This slave's white father was certainly involved in the manumission process. sold or inventoried as an individual Value of Sale: 400 Sale Common Price: 700 Family: Laurine-m,(mul. slave of Allains), Sostene-s This slave's family relationships were indicated. Slave's mother is listed in the document Mother's Race: mulatto Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana Creole
Document Date: 12/18/1815 Notary: LDS Film 0876590 Document Number: 40 Location: Pointe Coupee Master: Francisco dit Allain Master's Gender: 2 Master's Race: black Name: Valery Gender: male Race: mulatto Age: 30 Freed: by living master The manumission did not involve cash payment. Slave was freed. no prices at all Members of Group: Celine and valery Comments: No indication of self-purchase or conditions found in document
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