Re: Are we the same BEAUBE ?
Great to hear from someone in France with the name BEAUBE.My ggg-grandfather was Jacques Louis Beaubet/Baubet/Beaube.According to his birth record, he was born in Cherbourg, France on Oct. 31, 1749 to Guilleaume Baubet/Beaubet and Marie Francoise Commenchail who were married in Cherbourg on Jan. 17, 1749.Jacques Louis married on September 15, 1773 in Cherbourg, Marie Anne Coquet.
The spelling of the name varies.On the French documents it appears as BEAUBET and BAUBET.His American descendants use the spelling BEAUBE.
I have no record of children born to Jacques Louis and Marie Coquet, but I do have his military record.He enlisted in the military in 1776.
Then, in our National Archives Louis Beaubet is found in the listing of Les Combattants Francais De La Guerre Americaine, 1778-1783.He is listed at a matelot (sailor/marie) on the ship Le Magnifique captained by M. Milton de Genouilly and M. Macarty de Marteigue.This data proves oral family tradition that Louis came to America sometine between 1778 and 1783 as a French seaman employed to fight for the American colonists in the struggle for independence from England.
According to his military record, it appears that he made trips back and forth to France before finally settling in Jefferson County, Mississippi.He either married or lived in a common-law marriage to Susan Butcher who was reportedly a Native American of the Choctaw tribe.Susan Butcher bore him five identified children.Their third child, Sarah Elizabeth Beaube, was my gg-grandmother.
Louis is known to have had one brother, Augustin, who was born February 2, 1752 in Cherbourg.I have no further record of him.
Is it possible that you might have you might pursue yourancestral line and see if their is a link to Cherbourg?It would be great to become acquainted with someone in this line still residing in France.
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