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    1. [ROUSSEAU] invite to OurAcadianRoots & OurLouisianaRoots
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. On January 7th Ancestry/Rootsweb announced that beginning March 2nd, 2020, they will discontinue their Mail Lists functionality.  Upon receiving this notice Paul L. LeBlanc immediately began searching for another website that could accommodate the mailing list format he uses on Rootsweb.  After much research, he determined Google Groups was the best option.  So he has created two new public Google groups: “Our Acadian Roots” and “Our Louisiana Roots”, which between them will consolidate 77 Acadian and Cajun, 10 uniquely Louisiana, many French surname, and 32 Louisiana Parish Lists.  The new consolidated Genealogy research/discussion groups will focus not only on Acadian and Louisiana ancestors, but also on "All Early French in North America". Come visit the groups' new websites and take a look at the new format: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ouracadianroots or https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ourlouisianaroots If you would then like join either or both of them, just click "Join group to post" located at the top left of the page. If any questions or problem joining contact Paul at pleblan@aim.com If you would like to create your own "OUR ______ ROOTS" Google Group for your family or Parish/County, contact me at pleblan@aim.com .  I may have some ideas to help you get started.  In addition, we may be able to add your new group to our new and expanding research family. For more information, Paul L LeBlanc at pleblan@aim.com

    02/29/2020 12:03:55
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] Edouard ROUSSEAU and Demerise Rousseau
    2. Fern
    3. -----Original Message----- From: rousseau-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:rousseau-bounces@rootsweb.com]On Behalf Of rousseau-request@rootsweb.com Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 3:02 AM To: rousseau@rootsweb.com Subject: ROUSSEAU Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1 Thanks for any help, fern

    04/03/2007 11:20:23
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] Edouard Rousseau and Demerise Rousseau Bef. July 30, 1891
    2. Cecile Scheffler
    3. Good evening, Excuse my english, my mother tongue is french. My grand-mother was a Rousseau from Lambton. I have the families book. I will consult it to-morrow and contact you. Best regards, Cécile >From: "Fern" <fe.gibeau@comcast.net> >Reply-To: rousseau@rootsweb.com >To: <ROUSSEAU@rootsweb.com> >Subject: Re: [ROUSSEAU] Edouard Rousseau and Demerise Rousseau Bef. July >30,1891 >Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 18:51:15 -0400 > > > >Hello all, I am new to the list and wonder if someone could help me >with info on the above marriage. > >I have three children of the marriage, Edouard, Philias and Louis. >Edouard and Philias married in St-Julien and Louis in St-Jacques-Le- >Majeur-De-Wolfestown. > >I have checked "Your Folks", World Connect and Google but have not >been able to find the marriage of the parents. > >I appreciate any help, Fern Gibeau > >------------------------------- >To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >ROUSSEAU-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >quotes in the subject and the body of the message _________________________________________________________________ Essayez Windows Live Messenger: le futur de MSN Messenger! http://imagine-msn.com/messenger/launch80/default.aspx?locale=fr-ca

    04/02/2007 01:55:00
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] Edouard Rousseau and Demerise Rousseau Bef. July 30, 1891
    2. Fern
    3. Hello all, I am new to the list and wonder if someone could help me with info on the above marriage. I have three children of the marriage, Edouard, Philias and Louis. Edouard and Philias married in St-Julien and Louis in St-Jacques-Le- Majeur-De-Wolfestown. I have checked "Your Folks", World Connect and Google but have not been able to find the marriage of the parents. I appreciate any help, Fern Gibeau

    04/02/2007 12:51:15
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] Hiram Rousseau
    2. Wayne Rousseau a.k.a. STRETCH
    3. HI Martha, You certainly have been busy with Genealogy haven't you. I'll accept your premise for Lucy not being Hiram's daughter. Like I said, I have no supporting evidence. I'm also aware that people turn wishful thinking into words on paper and pass it along. I'll send you an invitation to join my RousseauCousins email group. There are around 50 RousseauCousins on that list. They are all descendants of Hillaire. Between all of them, perhaps some will have some useful info for you. Also, now that I know you are a Rousseau Cousin of mine, I'm very excited to meet you. I have been collectiong cousin info for almost 30 years. So I would be totally excited if you would share info with me. I'll take any and all info I can get. Specifically what I like to have is names, dates, places, marraiges, etc of all the Rousseau descendants that I can get. Supporting info would be icing on the cake. I'll forward you my complete file if you like. Just tell me what format you want it in. i.e. gedcom, web ready file, reports of any family, etc. I'm not stingy with my info. I'll share it with anyone. I have read large portions of Sarah Espy's diary that you transcribed. I applaud you for that work. I'm sure it took a long time. I'm sure it was not an easy project. As you were doing that, did you find yourself asking questions of her and wishing she had included more info? I did. Gotta run for now, hear from you soon. Cousin Wayne Rousseau, a.k.a. STRETCH ----- Original Message ----- From: "Martha Lyle" <mlyle3@bellsouth.net> To: <rousseau@rootsweb.com> Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 12:19 PM Subject: [ROUSSEAU] Hiram Rousseau Hello, Wayne! Yes, I'm a Rousseau descendant, Hiram was my GGG Grandfather. >According to info in my file, Lucy Higginbotham was Hiram's 6th child. >However, this info that I have is totally unsubtantiated. I have gathered >info from many Rousseau cousins for almost 30 years now. Unfortunately, >they >almost never include any source information when they share with me. I >don't >have time this morning to write a bunch more stuff here. I do have lots of >Rousseau contacts and some of them may be able to shed some more light on >the subject for you. I have a email group titled RousseauCousins. I'll >forward you email to them and see what happens. > > I do not believe that Lucy was Hiram's daughter. Here's why -- Hiram's daughter Sarah Rousseau Espy left a diary which details family, neighbors, friends, and enemies (!). Her son, Marcellus Espy, gave the diary to the Alabama State Archives. I was allowed to transcribe the diary and put it on the net. http://www.mlylewebconnect.com/DiaryIntro.html Sarah mentions her father, mother, and sister Diana -- all deceased at the time of the writing. She mentions her brothers Horace and James. Her son Columbus went to visit Horace and James in Louisiana, and was there when they died. Columbus sent for his father, Thomas Espy, to close out the estate of his uncles, and shortly after Thomas arrived, he died also! I have also transcribed the court papers related to the estates. They corroborate the info in the diary. Nowhere in the diary or in the estate papers is there a mention of any other daughter of Hiram or sister of (Hiram) Horace and James other than Sarah. So why was Hiram, Sr. living with the Higganbotham's in 1850? Hiram was about 79 years old, his sons were not married, perhaps Hiram was ill and needed care which the brothers could not give. It is interesting to note that a black male slave, aged 17 was with Hiram at the Higganbotham's. Hiram died in 1853. I believe Lucy was overseeing Hiram's care, with the assistance of the black slave. Was this only because they lived next to the Rousseau's? Or was there some family relationship? And this is why I'm looking in to connections between the Rousseau's and Higganbotham's. I'd be most interested in any info you have on the Rousseau family. I have corresponded with Claudia Tillman <cdbtllmn@msn.com>, she has some wonderful Espy letters which I've read. She prefers them not to be shared on the net, but might send copies to individuals. She says that the info about Lucy being Hiram's child was collected by Max Rousseau. I have a feeling that Max merely assumed Lucy was a daughter because Hiram was living with them. There was another person in the Higginbotham household, a Rachel Barrow. I find the marriage of an Orren Barrow and Rachel Swearigen in January, 1850. I also found a reference to an Orrin Barrow, Feb. 1850, qualified as justice, but he is not in the 1850 census! What happened to him? Maybe he went west to the "Gold Rush." Max Rousseau also assigns Rachel as a child of Hiram, but for all the reasons above I don't think so! I'm very proud of my Rousseau line, and it's great to hear from a Rousseau cousin! Martha Bankson Lyle http://www.mLyleWebConnect.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to ROUSSEAU-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    10/09/2006 01:56:48
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] ROUSSEAU/HIGGINBOTHAM/SHACKELFORD
    2. Martha Lyle
    3. Thanks for checking! My ggg grandfather Hiram was from the Hilliare Rousseau line in NC. He lived in GA, AL, and LA. I'm trying to find a connection between Hiram and the Higginbotham family he lived with in 1850. I'm have material that indicates that Lucy Higginbotham was not his daughter, but think she might have been some kin. Hiram Rousseau died in Bienville Parrish, LA in 1853. >Martha, Our Rousseau's migrated directly from Roux to the Pittsburgh, PA >area. I have checked our genealogy and cannot find any of the names you >mentioned. >Ray > >

    10/08/2006 09:53:16
    1. [ROUSSEAU] Hiram Rousseau
    2. Martha Lyle
    3. Hello, Wayne! Yes, I'm a Rousseau descendant, Hiram was my GGG Grandfather. >According to info in my file, Lucy Higginbotham was Hiram's 6th child. >However, this info that I have is totally unsubtantiated. I have gathered >info from many Rousseau cousins for almost 30 years now. Unfortunately, they >almost never include any source information when they share with me. I don't >have time this morning to write a bunch more stuff here. I do have lots of >Rousseau contacts and some of them may be able to shed some more light on >the subject for you. I have a email group titled RousseauCousins. I'll >forward you email to them and see what happens. > > I do not believe that Lucy was Hiram's daughter. Here's why -- Hiram's daughter Sarah Rousseau Espy left a diary which details family, neighbors, friends, and enemies (!). Her son, Marcellus Espy, gave the diary to the Alabama State Archives. I was allowed to transcribe the diary and put it on the net. http://www.mlylewebconnect.com/DiaryIntro.html Sarah mentions her father, mother, and sister Diana -- all deceased at the time of the writing. She mentions her brothers Horace and James. Her son Columbus went to visit Horace and James in Louisiana, and was there when they died. Columbus sent for his father, Thomas Espy, to close out the estate of his uncles, and shortly after Thomas arrived, he died also! I have also transcribed the court papers related to the estates. They corroborate the info in the diary. Nowhere in the diary or in the estate papers is there a mention of any other daughter of Hiram or sister of (Hiram) Horace and James other than Sarah. So why was Hiram, Sr. living with the Higganbotham's in 1850? Hiram was about 79 years old, his sons were not married, perhaps Hiram was ill and needed care which the brothers could not give. It is interesting to note that a black male slave, aged 17 was with Hiram at the Higganbotham's. Hiram died in 1853. I believe Lucy was overseeing Hiram's care, with the assistance of the black slave. Was this only because they lived next to the Rousseau's? Or was there some family relationship? And this is why I'm looking in to connections between the Rousseau's and Higganbotham's. I'd be most interested in any info you have on the Rousseau family. I have corresponded with Claudia Tillman <cdbtllmn@msn.com>, she has some wonderful Espy letters which I've read. She prefers them not to be shared on the net, but might send copies to individuals. She says that the info about Lucy being Hiram's child was collected by Max Rousseau. I have a feeling that Max merely assumed Lucy was a daughter because Hiram was living with them. There was another person in the Higginbotham household, a Rachel Barrow. I find the marriage of an Orren Barrow and Rachel Swearigen in January, 1850. I also found a reference to an Orrin Barrow, Feb. 1850, qualified as justice, but he is not in the 1850 census! What happened to him? Maybe he went west to the "Gold Rush." Max Rousseau also assigns Rachel as a child of Hiram, but for all the reasons above I don't think so! I'm very proud of my Rousseau line, and it's great to hear from a Rousseau cousin! Martha Bankson Lyle http://www.mLyleWebConnect.com

    10/08/2006 06:19:35
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] ROUSSEAU Digest, Vol 1, Issue 1
    2. Raymond D. Popp
    3. Martha, Our Rousseau's migrated directly from Roux to the Pittsburgh, PA area. I have checked our genealogy and cannot find any of the names you mentioned. Ray ----- Original Message ----- From: <rousseau-request@rootsweb.com> To: <rousseau@rootsweb.com> Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 1:00 AM Subject: ROUSSEAU Digest, Vol 1, Issue 1 > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. ROUSSEAU/HIGGINBOTHAM/SHACKELFORD (Martha Lyle) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 14:35:50 -0500 > From: Martha Lyle <mlyle3@bellsouth.net> > Subject: [ROUSSEAU] ROUSSEAU/HIGGINBOTHAM/SHACKELFORD > To: ROUSSEAU-L@rootsweb.com > Message-ID: <4526B016.8030003@bellsouth.net> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed > > Hello! > > I am trying to determine if there was a link between the Rousseau and > Higginbotham families around 1770-1870. Hiram Rousseau was born in 1771 > in Culpepper County, Va. He lived in Wilkes County, NC in 1809 where he > married Sarah Meredith Martin. He lived in Morgan County, GA in 1820 > and 1830. He lived in Cherokee County, AL in 1840. His wife and one > daughter (Diana) died in Cherokee County, AL. His daughter Diana was > married to William A. Shackleford (1814-1852) and they had one daughter, > Berenice Shackleford. > > Hiram went to Bienville Parrish, Louisiana sometime after 1840 with his > two sons, Hiram Horace and James Rousseau, who never married. In 1850 > he is found in the next dwelling to his sons, living with Jackson and > Lucy Higginbotham. He also has a black male slave, age 17 living there > with him. Hiram Rousseau died in 1853 and is buried in Calcote > Cemetery, Bienville Parrish (now Lincoln Parrish), Louisiana. > > I am thinking that Hiram, being about 70 years of age, was being cared > for by Jackson and Lucy Higginbotham, with the assistance of the black > slave. I also wonder if there was some kinship there, as evidenced by > his son-in-law William Shackleford, and the Sterling MadisonShackleford > /Mary C. Higginbotham marriage in Elbert County, Georgia in 1833. > > Would you look into your data to see if there seems to be any connection? > > Martha Lyle > > > ------------------------------ > > To contact the ROUSSEAU list administrator, send an email to > ROUSSEAU-admin@rootsweb.com. > > To post a message to the ROUSSEAU mailing list, send an email to ROUSSEAU@rootsweb.com. > > __________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to ROUSSEAU-request@rootsweb.com > with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the > email with no additional text. > > > End of ROUSSEAU Digest, Vol 1, Issue 1 > **************************************

    10/07/2006 03:52:01
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] ROUSSEAU/HIGGINBOTHAM/SHACKELFORD
    2. Wayne Rousseau a.k.a. STRETCH
    3. Martha , According to info in my file, Lucy Higginbotham was Hiram's 6th child. However, this info that I have is totally unsubtantiated. I have gathered info from many Rousseau cousins for almost 30 years now. Unfortunately, they almost never include any source information when they share with me. I don't have time this morning to write a bunch more stuff here. I do have lots of Rousseau contacts and some of them may be able to shed some more light on the subject for you. I have a email group titled RousseauCousins. I'll forward you email to them and see what happens. Are you a descendant of Hiram or some other Rousseau? If so, I would love to talk with you some more. If not, I will still talk with you and share all that I have. Here is my email address: stretch@nbtx.com Looking forward to hearing from you again. Cousin Wayne Rousseau, a.k.a. STRETCH ----- Original Message ----- From: "Martha Lyle" <mlyle3@bellsouth.net> To: <ROUSSEAU-L@rootsweb.com> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 2:35 PM Subject: [ROUSSEAU] ROUSSEAU/HIGGINBOTHAM/SHACKELFORD Hello! I am trying to determine if there was a link between the Rousseau and Higginbotham families around 1770-1870. Hiram Rousseau was born in 1771 in Culpepper County, Va. He lived in Wilkes County, NC in 1809 where he married Sarah Meredith Martin. He lived in Morgan County, GA in 1820 and 1830. He lived in Cherokee County, AL in 1840. His wife and one daughter (Diana) died in Cherokee County, AL. His daughter Diana was married to William A. Shackleford (1814-1852) and they had one daughter, Berenice Shackleford. Hiram went to Bienville Parrish, Louisiana sometime after 1840 with his two sons, Hiram Horace and James Rousseau, who never married. In 1850 he is found in the next dwelling to his sons, living with Jackson and Lucy Higginbotham. He also has a black male slave, age 17 living there with him. Hiram Rousseau died in 1853 and is buried in Calcote Cemetery, Bienville Parrish (now Lincoln Parrish), Louisiana. I am thinking that Hiram, being about 70 years of age, was being cared for by Jackson and Lucy Higginbotham, with the assistance of the black slave. I also wonder if there was some kinship there, as evidenced by his son-in-law William Shackleford, and the Sterling MadisonShackleford /Mary C. Higginbotham marriage in Elbert County, Georgia in 1833. Would you look into your data to see if there seems to be any connection? Martha Lyle ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to ROUSSEAU-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    10/07/2006 01:53:22
    1. [ROUSSEAU] ROUSSEAU/HIGGINBOTHAM/SHACKELFORD
    2. Martha Lyle
    3. Hello! I am trying to determine if there was a link between the Rousseau and Higginbotham families around 1770-1870. Hiram Rousseau was born in 1771 in Culpepper County, Va. He lived in Wilkes County, NC in 1809 where he married Sarah Meredith Martin. He lived in Morgan County, GA in 1820 and 1830. He lived in Cherokee County, AL in 1840. His wife and one daughter (Diana) died in Cherokee County, AL. His daughter Diana was married to William A. Shackleford (1814-1852) and they had one daughter, Berenice Shackleford. Hiram went to Bienville Parrish, Louisiana sometime after 1840 with his two sons, Hiram Horace and James Rousseau, who never married. In 1850 he is found in the next dwelling to his sons, living with Jackson and Lucy Higginbotham. He also has a black male slave, age 17 living there with him. Hiram Rousseau died in 1853 and is buried in Calcote Cemetery, Bienville Parrish (now Lincoln Parrish), Louisiana. I am thinking that Hiram, being about 70 years of age, was being cared for by Jackson and Lucy Higginbotham, with the assistance of the black slave. I also wonder if there was some kinship there, as evidenced by his son-in-law William Shackleford, and the Sterling MadisonShackleford /Mary C. Higginbotham marriage in Elbert County, Georgia in 1833. Would you look into your data to see if there seems to be any connection? Martha Lyle

    10/06/2006 08:35:50
    1. Rousseau family
    2. Carol
    3. Hi,I am looking for the parents of Julien Rousseau.Julien was on the 1830 census in Orleans County, Louisiana, age between40 and 50.Julien Rousseau married Jeanne Renaud.Their daughter Julie Zoe Rousseau was born in 1825 in New Orleans,LA.Julie married John Sharkey.That's all I have on Julien, though maybe he is from France.If you have any information on Julien Rousseau, please let me know, Iwould greatly appreciate it.Thank you so much for your time and trouble.Thank you,CarolThank you,CarolHave a blessed day! _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!

    02/19/2006 06:52:50
    1. From the list admin - IMPORTANT
    2. Darrell A. Martin
    3. ** For obvious reasons, this is not something to be discussed ON THE LIST ** Hi, everyone: An important note: Most of RootsWeb will be off line on the morning of Thursday 19th January to shift servers to a new location. All you really need to know is this: DO *NOT* RE-SEND POSTED MESSAGES IF THEY DO NOT APPEAR AS QUICKLY AS USUAL ON THURSDAY, JAN. 19. That means that if list traffic stops dead, or if you send a message and you don't get the list return message to you, do *NOTHING* until Friday, U.S. time, at least. What follows are some details, in case you are interested. This list will almost certainly be affected, but Message Boards and WorldConnect are both already at the new location so these services should keep running. The time of the shift will be **ROUGHLY** from 12 a.m. (midnight) through 6 a.m. Utah time (US Mountain Time). This equates to **ROUGHLY** six hours beginning **ROUGHLY**: US and Canada 2 a.m. Eastern 1 a.m. Central 12 midnight Mountain 11 p.m. Pacific United Kingdom/GMT - 7 a.m. New Zealand - 8 p.m. Australia 6 p.m. AEDT 5:30 p.m. ACDT 5 p.m. AEST 4:30 p.m. ACST 3 p.m. AWST Other time zones you will have to calculate. Mail sent to lists during this time should spool (wait) at your ISP, or at the message boards server, for RootsWeb's mail servers to come back on line. For this short down time, no mail should be returned. However, this involves a number of computers interacting with a number of humans, so who knows? The watchword is PATIENCE, and the motto is RE-SEND NOTHING, UNTIL FRIDAY AT LEAST. Darrell Darrell A. Martin - RootsWeb list admin e-Mail: darrellm@sprynet.com List rules: http://home.sprynet.com/~darrellm/list_rules.htm

    01/18/2006 12:13:15
    1. RE: [ROUSSEAU] WHAT ABOUT THESE SO-CALLED FRENCH SURNAMES?
    2. mbolive
    3. Hello, I wanted to share that I have Michaud on my family tree. Starting with Hyacinthe Placet (Place) dit Michaud (B 1756)who married Nicolas Roussin. Her dad was Michael Placet (Place) dit Michaud who married Marie Tessier. I appreciate any help. Janet RESEARCH: PORTELL, CHAMP, POLITTE, BOYER, COURTAWAY/COURTOUIS/COURTOIS, COLEMAN, GOURNEAU/GOVERO, ROUSSIN, LaCHANCE, PEPIN, LALAUMONDIERE/LALUMONDIERE, ARCHAMBEAU, OLIVIER, CHABOT, ROBINET, RULO, OLIVE, BEGUETTE, TESSIER, MARLER, HOUSE, DEGONIA, DEGAGNES, MICHAUD, PAGE, PAGET, TREMBLEY, JOBIDON, PAUZE, FOUNTAIN, PERTHIUS, ACCIA BOISMENU, BIENBENUE, -----Original Message----- From: Michele Doucette [mailto:michele.doucette@nf.sympatico.ca] Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 4:42 PM To: ROUSSEAU-L@rootsweb.com Subject: [ROUSSEAU] WHAT ABOUT THESE SO-CALLED FRENCH SURNAMES? As per the JEWISHGEN FAMILY FINDER (JGFF) site located at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/, the following surnames, seemingly originating in France, are being researched by persons looking into Jewish heritage. Albert, Aucoin, Bernard, Bourg, Brun Cloutier Doucet, Durand, Duval Gaudet, Gauthier, Girouard Huot (dit St-Laurent) Lambert, Landry, LeBlanc, Lefebvre Martin, Michaud, Moreau Picard Robichaud, Rousseau Savoie Thomas I have been working on my personal genealogies (both paternal and maternal) for over 10 years and now have more questions that answers. Warmest regards, Ms. Michele Doucette Newfoundland, Canada ==== ROUSSEAU Mailing List ==== List rules at http://home.sprynet.com/~darrellm/list_rules.htm -- List admin. darrellm@sprynet.com ============================== Census images 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871, plus so much more. Ancestry.com's United Kingdom & Ireland Collection. Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13968/rd.ashx

    12/31/2005 11:36:16
    1. From the list admin: Holiday Greetings
    2. Darrell A. Martin
    3. Hi, everyone: A Merry Christmas to you all. Whether you celebrate this specific holiday or not, I wish the best to you and your families, now and through the coming new year. If you would like to post greetings yourself, please feel free. I encourage you to include a favorite memory that ties in with the topic of the list some way. However, that is not strictly a requirement (and on at least one list I admin [software] would be a bit of a puzzle to pull off [grin]). Come Monday, it will be back to "on topic" -- for which I thank you all in advance. I am blessed with a great bunch of subscribers on ALL my lists; sometimes I start to wonder how I would handle a major interpersonal subscriber problem, it has been so long. All I have to deal with is the technical stuff. Keep up the good work! Darrell Darrell A. Martin - RootsWeb list admin e-Mail: darrellm@sprynet.com List rules: http://home.sprynet.com/~darrellm/list_rules.htm

    12/24/2005 03:32:47
    1. Re: [ROUSSEAU] What about these so-called French surnames?
    2. Darrell A. Martin
    3. At 09:41 PM 12/23/2005, Michele Doucette wrote: >As per the JEWISHGEN FAMILY FINDER (JGFF) site located at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/, the following surnames, seemingly originating in France, are being researched by persons looking into Jewish heritage. > >Albert, Aucoin, >Bernard, Bourg, Brun >Cloutier >Doucet, Durand, Duval >Gaudet, Gauthier, Girouard >Huot (dit St-Laurent) >Lambert, Landry, LeBlanc, Lefebvre >Martin, Michaud, Moreau >Picard >Robichaud, Rousseau >Savoie >Thomas > >I have been working on my personal genealogies (both paternal and maternal) for over 10 years and now have more questions that answers. > >Warmest regards, > >Ms. Michele Doucette >Newfoundland, Canada Hi, Michele: I can speak directly only about MARTIN, and a name you didn't list (LaPLANTE), in this regard. However, from my own limited work and reading the work of others I can say with some confidence that surnames are a "less than reliable" indicator of ethnic heritage, perhaps especially in French Canada. For example, in my family it has been said with certainty for at least four generations that our MARTIN name is and was French. After some years of research I now suspect that it actually originated in New England; the family became French speaking in the Eastern Townships of Quebec when the language transition occurred; and then Oliver MARTIN moved back to New England during the U.S. Civil War. My great-grandparents were bilingual; I don't think my grandfather MARTIN spoke more than a few phrases of French, maybe "Franglish". All this shifting back and forth happened within a very small number of generations. About the most I can say with confidence is this: although he may even have been born into an Anglophone family, it is certain that my 2-greats-grandfather Oliver MARTIN's son married into the Francophone community. It is also highly likely (but formal documentation is sparse) that the LaPLANTE woman that William MARTIN married was ethnically St. Lawrence river valley Mohawk (St. Regis). Just to keep me from getting comfortable in my research [grin]. Others will tell you of surname "adoptions into French", such as Irish KELLY becoming KILLY (it happened in France too, e.g. the great Alpine skier Jean-Claude KILLY's ancestry). And that isn't even counting the outright name changes that some decided upon when they first set foot in Canada. The point is, keep an open mind. It would not be surprising at all to find that a Massachusetts BROOKS family originated as ROUSSEAU in Quebec, and that the first of that particular line to arrive in North American left Germany named COHEN -- as one **completely hypothetical** example. Darrell Darrell A. Martin darrellm@sprynet.com a native Vermonter currently in exile in Illinois http://www.darrell-martin.net/genealogy/

    12/23/2005 05:11:22
    1. WHAT ABOUT THESE SO-CALLED FRENCH SURNAMES?
    2. Michele Doucette
    3. As per the JEWISHGEN FAMILY FINDER (JGFF) site located at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/, the following surnames, seemingly originating in France, are being researched by persons looking into Jewish heritage. Albert, Aucoin, Bernard, Bourg, Brun Cloutier Doucet, Durand, Duval Gaudet, Gauthier, Girouard Huot (dit St-Laurent) Lambert, Landry, LeBlanc, Lefebvre Martin, Michaud, Moreau Picard Robichaud, Rousseau Savoie Thomas I have been working on my personal genealogies (both paternal and maternal) for over 10 years and now have more questions that answers. Warmest regards, Ms. Michele Doucette Newfoundland, Canada

    12/23/2005 11:11:48
    1. Arrival of first grandchild
    2. Darrell A. Martin
    3. Greetings: I am pleased as punch to tell you that at 9:55 p.m. Central Daylight Time, USA, at Glen Oaks Community Hospital in Glendale Heights, DuPage County, Illinois Rebekah Nadine Klappal daughter of Yavanna June (Martin) Klappal and Byron Richard Klappal, and granddaughter of Darrell Allen Martin (my very own self) arrived. Mother and baby are doing well and I am itching to see them both (not until tomorrow noon, GRUMBLE). For the statistically minded, 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 19 inches (3.0 kg, 48 cm). Darrell Darrell A. Martin darrellm@sprynet.com a native Vermonter currently in exile in Illinois http://www.darrell-martin.net/genealogy/

    11/08/2005 10:18:53
    1. Rousseau family in LA, ???
    2. Carol
    3. Hi, I am looking for the parents of Julien Rousseau. Julien was on the 1830 census in Orleans County, Louisiana, age between 40 and 50. Julien Rousseau married Jeanne Renaud. Their daughter Julie Zoe Rousseau was born in 1825 in New Orleans, LA.Julie married John Sharkey. That's all I have on Julien, though maybe he is from France. If you have any information on Julien Rousseau, please let me know, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for your time and trouble. Thank you, Carol Have a blessed day! _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!

    09/06/2005 01:42:11
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    06/30/2005 03:42:00
    1. Re: ROUSSEAU, James b.? - 1824 Baldwin Co. GA
    2. The older I get the less frightened I become of what might be the "spirit world". I have many ancestors of which I would enjoy asking questions; however, limiting them to this list I would choose James Rousseau. I would begin with asking "When and where were you born?" Did you have siblings? What was your childhood like? I understand your parents were John Rousseau and Jane Reeves. Could you tell me about your mom's folks? I heard your grandfather was William Rousseau and ggrandfather was Hillaire Rousseau the French Hugeonut (that doesn't looked spelled right). Did the fact that Hillaire was a refugee have any substantial affect on your life personally? How did you meet Lavinia Few? Did you know her long before you married her? Did you have other children besides Emeline? (perhaps Diannah who married Wm Sheckleford?) How long were you a Justice of the Peace? Why did you choose that profession? How long was the stagecoach out of control before you jumped? What were you thinking when you jumped out? I would think staying inside would help protect you but then again without seat belts, maybe not! Are you doing ok now? "-) Pam

    10/27/2004 09:17:35