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James H. Dufrene -Families of R. L. Dufrene & Effie Hebert

Updated November 9, 2000

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Our Dufrene line begins with Francois Dufrene (II) who was the first to come to Louisiana. He was a native of Montreal, Canada, born 8 Jan 1745. Our Hebert line begins with Jacques Hebert who was born around 1600 at La Haye-DesCartes, Parish of Balense in Touraine, France. (Loire Valley). My research includes information on these families through November, 1990.
Francois Dufrene was the son of Francois Bouain "dit" Dufrene and Marie Marguerite Minguy "dit" LaChaufsee. It is not clear how the name Bouain/Bouin came into our Dufrene line. It was common practice back in those days in Canada for people to use "dit" names or nick names in place of surnames. Ancestor charts trace Francois Bouain, "dit" Dufrene, back prior to 1641. (Reference: "Dictionnaire Gelealogique des Familles Canadienne" by Tanguay.)
Francois Dufrene (II) married (1) Francoise Portier, date unknown, daughter of Alexandre Portier and Catherine Minty. Francois was baptized 21 Feb 1751 (ST. John the Baptist Ch., Edgard, La.). Fransoise died and Francois married Marie Baudoin, 16 Nov 1795. Francois' son Joseph, b. 16 Feb 1774, d. 24 Mar 1825. Joseph married Marie Rome 26 Aug 1800, St. JohnBaptist, Edgard, La. Marie was d/o Juan (Jean)Adam Rome and Barbara Toups. (SJA-2, 50 & 51).
Joseph's son Silvain, b. 23 Nov 1810, m. Marie Bergeron d/o Francois Bergeron and Marie Autin, 9 Aug 1844 (St Jos. Ch. Thibodaux, La.). Silvain's son Oscar (1) b. 7 Dec 1849, m. Marie Philomene Cressioni, d/o Francois Cressioni and Cleonise Josephine Fremin, 3 Jul 1869. Oscar (1) died ca. 1907 and is buried in St. James Cemetery. Their children were: Allen, Edward, Leo, Aline, Oscar (II) and Noelie. They lived in St. James Parish, La. Oscar (I) had a son called Oscar (II) b. ca 1873, m. Florence Junot, d/o Theodule Junot and Azelene Boudreaux, 7 Feb 1895. Florence was previously married to George Falgout, a widower with two children, Elda and George. After George died, Florence married Oscar (II). Their children were:
Rudolph Louis, b. 5 Jun 1895, d. 26 May 1985
m. Effie Lucy Hebert - 9 Jun 1915
Lynn b. Ca 1897, d. 10 Dec 1969, m. Cecile Gaudet
Amanda b. 30 Dec 1899, d. 18 Nov 1988, m. Clarence Landry
Paul b. Ca 1901, m. Lucille Blouin
Oscar, Jr., b. Ca 1904 d. 4 Aug 1964, m. Vivian Gauthe'

Rudolph L. b. 5 Jun 1895, m. Effie Lucy Hebert, d/o Damas Hebert and Alma Arceneaux, 9 Jun 1915. Effie was born 13 Dec 1894 at Labadieville, La. Effie and Rudolph "Rock" both died in Lake Charles, La. and are buried there.


Our Hebert line begins with Jacques Hebert who was born around 1600 at La Haye-DesCartes, Parish of Belenese in Touraine, France. (Loire Valley).
Jacques m. Marie Juneau. Their children were Antoine, b. 1621 and ETIENNE, b. 1630. The two brothers arrived in Acadis (Nova Scotia) from a new recruitment conducted by Charles de Menou de Charnisay. They are ancestors of all Acadian families by the name of Hebert.
ETIENNE m. ca 1650 at Port Royal, Acadia Marie Anne Gaudet (bn. 1633 in Martaize, France) daughter of Jean Gaudet and Nicole Coleson lwho came from France in 1636. Etienne died in Port Royal in 1670. Port Royal 1671 census lists widow Etienne Hebert (38) children Marie (20), Marguerite (19), EMMANUEL (18), Etienne, Jean, Francoise, Catherine, Martin, Michael, Antoine - cattle 4 and sheep 5.
Etienne's son, EMMANUEL HEBERT bn. 1654 at Port Royal married ca. 1678, Andree Brun, bn. 1647, widow of Germin Theriot and d/o Vincent Brun and Marie Renee Brot in Port Royal. Port Royal 1671 census lists: Vincent Brun (60), wife Marie Renee Brode, children Madeline (25), Andree (24) (widow of Germin Theriot) Francois, Bastien, and Marie, cattle 10, sheep 4. Emmanuel died ca. 1744, Andree died 1727. Children Jacques, JEAN, Marguerite.
Emmanuel's son JEAN HEBERT bn. 1683, Port Royal Acadia m. in Por

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