Re: Connection between France and Puerto Rico
Read with interest your recent post.Jacques Louis Beaube/Beaubet, my ggg-grandfather, was born in Cherbourg, France on Oct. 31, 1749 (have copy of bapismal record from church in Cherbourg.He came to America as a mercenary soldier to fight in the American Revolution ca. 1781-83 which has been documented from military records received from Cherbourg, France.He arrived in America on the "Le Magnifique" captioned by M. Mitton de Genouilly and M. Macarty de Marteigue.
Jacques Louis had married in Cherbourg on Sept, 15, 1773.Most likely children were born to this marriage but I have no record of them; however, after the War, Jacques Louis made trips back and forth to France before finally settling in Southwest Mississippi where he co-habited with Susan Butcher, reportedly a Choctaw Indian.I say co-habitated since no marriage record has been found.Susan bore him five children before he disappeared from the scene ca. 1826, possibly to return to France.In 1826 he would have been 77 years of age and it is my speculation that he died along the way and we will never know what happened to him.
Their third child, Sarah Elizabeth Beaube, was my gg-grandmother.Born March 6, 1818, she died March 1, 1916.
I would very much like to communicate directly with you to see if we are linked to the same family.Jacques Louis is known to have had at least one brother, Augustin.This I learned from a baptismal record.I know nothing further about him.
In 1996, I published a family history, "Lees and Related Families of Southwest Mississippi," of which Part III deals with my Beaube Line.
Would be delighted to hear from you.