Thanks guys for the information so far. I am not any closer to knowing
where Cornelia fits into the family, but I would like to share some more of
the partial letter I have to see if the information I have is common
The letter was written by a (man?) and sent to my grandfather Vaughn
Wilkinson,(who married Lucy Davis), between 1936 and 1947. He seems to be
quite knowledgable about the LaBoyteaux's and includes a few phrases in
French which I will not include unless someone says they can translate
French. Gabriel landed in NY, was naturalized Jan. 5 1688, made a "freeman"
Aug 3 1688. He was one of the first Elders of the French Church in 1688. A
few missing pages.....
Then onto Captain John La Boiteaux, great grandfather of Isaac N. La
Boiteaux. Capt John served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary
War. For his services, he ws given 4000 acres in the Northwest Territory,
now Ohio, Ky, Ind. and Ill. He was killed on a ship on May 26, 1780. I
guess his wife Hannah and children John, Samuel Smith, Peter Gabriel,
William, Hannah and Mary went to Mt. Healthy Ohio. The author then lists
the 1850 census of MT. Healthy and has a parentheses by John Laboyteaux,
wife Mary, children Theodore 4 yr. Almara 2 yr and Anna age 1.
This letter was written for the benefit of my grandfather, so that may be a
relevant family for me.
Then on to the La Boyteaux Family in Indiana.
The first settlers of the Laboyteaux family in Henry Co. Indiana were Peter
and Anna, who settled east of New Castle. Thomas Laboyteaux, son of Peter
and Anna, was married April 12 1860 to Ellen M, daughter of Imla and Susan
Cooper of the well known Cooper family of Harrison Twp. Thomas enlisted in
the Union Army and was killed returning from the war when his boat
capsized.(Is this the Sultana incident???). He left his wife and two
children Agnes and Lenora. Then more missing pages!!!
I hope to hear from youall soon.
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Wellston, Ohio 45692
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