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Le Blanc -- Allain -- Tournoir -- Destrahan Families
Posted by: Harrison LaTour (ID *****8771) Date: June 06, 2007 at 23:41:40
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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.
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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

Harrison Thomas LaTour
LaTour Genealogical Research Services

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