Trudy, I married into the VOISIN family The family legend is that VOISINs were boat builders in France and that a Grandfather/Son/Grandson all came to South Louisiana together on a boat they had built. Pierre VOISIN his son Jean VOISIN and his son Jean Joseph VOISIN?? The legend futher states that the wives of these three died on the voyage over to Louisiana. Of course we know that Jean Joseph was born in Plaqumine Parish in 1804 so maybe there was an older member of the clan that came over??
Both Pierre and Jean remarried after getting to Louisiana.
Jean Joseph VOISIN supposally held title via a Spanish Land Grant to Last Island (Isles Deniers) off the coast of Terrebonne Parish, however he never followed up with the land patent after Louisiana was bought from the French in 1803.Last Island was a BIG resort prior the Storm of 1853 which wiped out everything killing Jean Joseph's wife and daughter. Jean Joseph died heart broken in Plaqumine parish and never did follow though with getting his claim to the Island.The Governer of Louisiana at that time via some shady deals sold the land from under him.The VOISIN family has had this tied up in a court battle for many years trying to solve the owership of the Island.The last information I got from my father-in-law was that Billy Tauzin had authorized the BLM to research the matter more fully (I actually got a copy of the bill that it was snuck into -- just one line in a unrelated bill)Yes I'm a proponet of line item veto power!
Anyway I digress. Most of what I have relayed is family legend but I do have hard date and info on the VOISIN genealogy.If you are interested I can send you a gedcom of my wife's line.
Regards Ricky LEBLANC m. Melinda VOISIN d/o Louis "Sonny" VOISIN s/o Stilly Norbert VOISIN s/o Leonce Albert VOISIN s/o Leonce VOISIN s/o Jean Joseph VOISIN s/o Jean VOISIN s/o Pierre VOISIN