Audrey's comments are in red and bracketed or boxed. ASH
Other notes by Arlene Wimmer Hill are credited as AWH.
We would be delighted to learn more about Consuelo Furman and this manuscript created for Charles Louis La Boiteaux of Hamilton County, Ohio. We would also wish to learn more about the manuscript entitled "Roll of Ancestors." Does anyone have a copy of the whole of each manuscript? The "Roll of Ancestors" appears at this time to have also been also created for Charles Louis La Boiteaux, s/o Issac Newton La Boiteaux.ASH
Dear Sir:--The Courier-Times told me you were a member of the LaBoyteaux family, and I am wondering if by any possible chance you are interested enough in the family history, to send me some information, if of course it is available.
First I have done the genealogy of a member of the family who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, his grandfather was Peter J. LaBoyteaux, or La Boiteaux who migrated from Mt. Healthy, Ohio to New Castle, Indiana. This Peter J. died in New Castle, Indiana after August 5, 1870 when his will was made, and I am anxious to get his date of death, in order to try to secure a copy of his death notice, which probably appeared in the local newspaper, and in that way, get more biographical material on his life, than I sent in.
Perhaps I am mistaken, but are you a grandson of Samuel ? I have many family records, and a copy of the genealogy as I sent it in to the family, if you can help me, I would be glad to send you a copy of my notes in return. This family has a fine history, coming from French Huguenots, landing in New Amsterdam in the early days, then going over to New Jersey, where some members are still living, then through the military services rendered in the Revolutionary War, they were given large grants of land in Ohio, Indiana, etc., where many of the descendants now live.
Note from Consuela Furman:
"(This history has been abbreviated as much as possible, only giving material in which I thought Mr. Wilkinson might have a personal interest in.)"
Update: 21 November 2007: Arlene (Wimmer) Hill:
"Isaac N. Laboiteaux, 62 yrs. old, hereby applies for membership by right of lineal descent from Captain John Laboiteaux who was born in New York City (no date and no death date or place listed).
Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, application for membership of Isaac N. Laboiteaux (National No. 2213; State No. 13), descendant of Captain John Laboiteaux. Application May 23, 1892; filed with sec'y Aug 1, 1892; duplicate sent to Registrar General Sep 1, 1892, approved Oct 11, 1892.
1. JOSHUA DAVIS. Served at the Battle of Monmouth when but sixteen years of age.
Regarding the Family name of La Boiteaux, Loredan Larchey, in his book, Dictionnaire Des Noms says:--
"LEBOUTEUX. Aui porisse, qui chasse, qui excite. (Mot de langue d'oil--Anciens Dialectes de la France septentrionale. D"ou notre bouts-feu et notre boute-en-train."
The LA BOITEAUX (LA BOYTEAUX) family is of French origin. The original family in America were French Huguenots who fled from France about the year 1685, on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which had previously allowed to them religious freedom.
The first immigrant of the family in America of whom there is any certain knowledge was
GABRIEL LE BOYTEUX (LE BOYTEULX), (I) who fled from the city of La Rochelle, in France, about 1685, and settled in New York City. Gabriel Le Boyteux (whose name was also spelled Le Boyteulx, with the "l" silent) was naturalized in New York City on Jan. 5, 1688, and was made a "freeman" (that is, a citizen) of N. Y. City on Aug. 3, 1688. Baird, in his History of the Huguenot Emigration of America, (Vol. 1, page 290), says that "Gabriel Le Boyteux was perhaps a brother of Paul and Pierre Le Boyteux, fugitives from La Rochelle, whose goods were seized Feb. 4, 1685 in La Rochelle, and who established themselves as merchants in Amsterdam, Holland. Gabriel Le Boyteux became a prominent merchant in New York and was one of the first Elders of the French Church in 1688."
Gabriel Le Boyteux was in N. Y. City several years before 1689, on which date several French Huguenot families in La Rochelle addressed a letter to the elders of the French
La Rochelle, in France, was the real center of the Huguenots in that country. It was here that the disciples of the Protestant Reformer, Calvin, had first made an entry into France and it is Said that the French Protestants in La Rochelle had at one time given shelter to the great Reformer himself. The letter written by the Huguenots in La Rochelle in to the French Church in N. Y. City, of which Gabriel Le Boyteux was one of the Elders, was in part, as follows:
'Would to God that we were with you. We would not then be exposed to the fury of our enemies. Our temple is condemned and razed, our ministers vanished forever, all their goods confiscated and they are condemned to pay a fine of 1000 crowns. By act of Parliament, we are hindered to be masters in any trade or skill. We are awaiting every day the Lord Governor, who shall put soldiers in our houses, and take away our children to be offered to the Id l, as they have done in other countries.
The country where you live is in great esteem and many of us intend to go there.
(Quoted from Baird's History of the Huguenot Emigration to America.)
The account goes on to say that a few days after the letter was written, the worst fears of the Huguenots were realized, and the Governor of the Province appeared in La Rochelle and established soldiers in the homes of the Huguenots. The owners were later driven from their homes amid scenes of the wildest disorder and confusion.
Gabriel Le Boyteux is mentioned rather prominently in the records of the Register of the Births, Marriages, and
There were two Gabriel Le Boyteux, one Gabriel Le Boyteux, Sr., and the other Gabriel Le Boyteux Jr.. In 1724, the congregation of the Englise Francoise drew up a paper of protest against the action of the Elders in dismissing the minister, Louis Rou, the husband of Marie (Le Boyteux) Rou. Among the names signed to the protest were those of Gabriel Le Boyteux Jr. and Marquise Le Boyteux (sic). This Marquise Le Boyteux was evidently the daughter of Gabriel Le Boyteux and Marquise Fleuriau, for, as we have seen, the mother died before 1696...
The records of the Eglise Francoise of N. Y. are from 1688 to 1804, but the record dated 1724 is the last one of this church that mentions the name of Le Boyteux. The reason is that about 1725, Gabriel Le Boyteux, with his family, moved over to N. J. and located in the town of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., perhaps he was influenced to move from N. Y. by the action of the Elders of the Englise Francoise in dismissing his son-in-law, Louis Rou, from the ministry of the church.
Gabriel Le Boyteux, it appears, had owned land in N. J. as early as 1702, and had partially established his residence there. In the early N. J. wills, 1702, Gabriel Le Boyteaux is mentioned as executor in the will of John P. Mellat, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.. The will appoints the wife of John P. Mellat, executrix, together with John Royse and Gabriel Le Boyteux, 'both of Piscataway, as overseers.'
Gabriel Le Boyteux died in Piscataway, N. J., between March 20, 1728, on which date his will was made, and April 10,
'1728, March 20, Will of Gabriel Le Boyteulx, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., N.J.; daughters, Catherine and Mary, Real and Personal estate. Executors: Wife Constance and son, Paul Le Boyteulx. Witnesses: William Williamson, Peter Williamson, Alexander McDowall.
Proved April 10, 1734'
Paul Le Boyteux, son of Gabriel, the first, was born on Nov. 22, 1699. He accompanied his father to N. J. and is mentioned in his father's will. There are many reference to Paul in the records of Middlesex Co., N. J. The first of these dated Aug. 22, 1733, names Paul as one of the creditors of the estate of Duncan Hutchinson, Doctor of Physick, of New Brunswick, who died intestate in 1733.
A marriage record of Middlesex Co., records the marriage of Paul Le Boyteulx and Elizabeth Henry, Nov. 9, 1749.
Paul Le Boyteux is again mentioned in the will of Roelof Sebring of Somerset Co., N. J. as follows:
1732, July 24, Will of Roelof Sebring, of Somerset Co., N. J.: wife, Angenitje. Children: John Cornelius, Volkert, Derck, and Annatje, wife of Harpert Peterson, wife's son, Paul Lebouteaux. Real and Personal Property, Executors: Volkers and Cornelius Sebring and said Paul Le Boiteaux.
Proved, Mar. 26, 1758.
In 1766, on Sept. 16, Paul was witness to a will of John Henry, of New Brunswick. This John Henry is, in all probability, the father-in-law of Paul Le Boyteaux.
Peter Le Boyteaux, who was a witness to the will of Hendrick Smock, of Piscataway, on Nov. 29, 1746. This Peter Le Boyteaux is likely a brother of Paul and Gabriel 2nd. A later Peter, born about 1783 or 1793, in N. J., and probably the son of Peter of the record above, emigrated to Ohio and
the founder of a large family of La Boyteaux in Ohio. He seems, however, to have been accompanied by one, and probably two brothers.
CAPTAIN JOHN LA BOITEAUX (III) married Hannah Smith, Oct. 22, 1762.
John La Boiteaux was great-grandfather of Isaac N. La Boiteaux. He was in the Naval Service; was killed on board the ship Aurora. "Captain John La Boiteaux, of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, was Captain of the First and Second N. Y. Volunteer Regiments of the Continental Army in 1775-1776." His war record is contained in the Official List of Soldiers from N. Y. in the Revolutionary War, and in Heirman's Officers of the Continental Army, 1775-1783. "He was Captain of the Regiment Commanded by Lieut-Col. Andrew Stockholm and Major James Abner."
During the English occupation of N. Y. many of the families were obliged to flee to other sections. Evidently John La Boiteaux moved, with his family to Philadelphia, because there we find further records of his Revolutionary service. "John Laboyteaux, Fourth Battalion-Captain Lazarus Pine['s] Co., Payed-Off 1777."
Captain Lazarus Pine's commanded the 4th Company of the 2nd Battalion of Philadelphia's [Pennsylvania] City Militia. This was called into service July 1777. ASH
John La Boiteaux, died May 26, 1780. Killed in action on board the ship Aurora. Some account of this is given in Some Account of the Capture of the ship "Aurora" by Philip Freneau [1752-1832], published by M. F. Mansfield and A. Wessels, 1899.
"On the 25th of May, in beating down Delaware Bay, we unfortunately retook a small sloop from the refugees loaded with corn, which hindered us from standing out to sea that night, whereby in all probability we should have avoided the enemy which afterward captured us."
"Friday morning, May 26. The air very smoky and the wind freshened up. The wind was so that we stood off E.S.E. after putting the pilot on board the small sloop, handcuffing the prisoners, and sending the prize to Cape May. About three o'clock in the afternoon we discovered three sail bearing from us about E.N.E.; they were not more than five leagues from us when we discovered them from the foretop, at the same time we could see them from the quarter-deck. One appeared to be a pretty large ship, the other two, brigs. We soon found they were in chase of us; we therefore tacked immediately, set all sail we could crowd; and stood back for the bay. My advice to the officers was to stand for Egg Harbor or any part of the Jersey shore and run the ship on the flats rather than be taken; but this was disregarded. We continued to stand in till we saw Cape Henlopen; the frigate, in the meantime gaining on us apace; sun about half an hour high. We were abreast of the cape, close in, when the wind took us aback, and immediately after we were becalmed; the ebb of tide at the same time setting very strong out of the bay so that we rather drifted out. Our design was, if possible, to get within the road around the point, and there run the ship on shore, but want of wind and the tide being against us, hindered from putting this into execution. We were now within three hundred yards of the shore. The frigate in the meantime ran in the bay to leeward of us about one-quarter of a mile (her distance from the cape hindering it from becalming her as it did us), and began to bring her cannon to bear on us. Her two prizes hove to; one we knew to be the brig "Active," Captain Mesnard; the other, as we afterward learned, was a Salem brig from the West Indies. The frigate
In connection with the Aurora the Historical Society of Pennsylvania., in a letter of Jan. 25, 1935 states:
"Perhaps you could obtain some information from the Navy Department in Washington. I believe that department is preparing to publish certain of its records." [Signed:] Julia P. Boyd, Asst. Librarian
John La Boyteaux, as Captain in the Continental
Army, was entitled to a land bounty of 4000 acres, located in the newly acquired lands of the Northwest Territory, which later became the state[s] of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, and it was likely in order to assume possession of this grant of land his heirs removed from New York and New Jersey and settled in the West, around 1800. John La Boyteaux's death occurred May 26, 1780. His will is given in "Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills" prior to 1790 on file in the the Surrogate's Office, City of New York. (Vol. XI)
"In the name of God, Amen. I, John Laboyteaux, of Philadelphia, being of sound memory, thanks be to God. After all debts are paid, I leave to my wife Hannah the use of all household furniture, while she remains a widow. If she marries then I leave all to my wife and children, John, Samuel Smith, Peter, Gabriel, William, Hannah, and Mary, and such child as my wife may have. But to my son I leave 50 more than the rest, he being my eldest son. I make my wife and friends, Thomas Pearsall, of New York, Merchant, and Benjamin Helme, of New York, Attorney at Law, executors.
Dated May 21, 1780. Witnesses, Timothy Brundage, William Hinman, John Vandergrift.
Proved before Samuel Morris, Esq., in Philadelphia, June 29, 1780."
John LaBoyteaux." (IV)
[Date of Will: 21 May 1780]
[Date of Death: 26 May 1780]
"The village of Mt. Healthy is situated at the terminus of the Cincinnati Northwestern railway, in the southwestern part of Springfield township. It occupies the contiguous portions of Sections 32, 33, 26 and 27, Range 1, Township 3. The Hamilton pike forms its principal north and
"Samuel Hill, mentioned about as one of the original proprietors, died March 11, 1827. John P. Laboiteaux was a native of Hunterdon Co., N.J., the son of Peter Laboiteaux, a Rev. soldier, who removed to this county in 1801. Thither he was followed by John P. in 1814. The latter first located on the northwest corner of Section 32. Subsequently he bought nearly the whole section 33, and then became owner of all that part of the village site west of the Hamilton pike. He resided here until his death."
(History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, S. B. Nelson and Co., p. 434)
This paragraph came from "Roll of Ancestors" and was possibly one of the missing parts in the FURMAN TO WILKINSON letter and manuscript. In "Roll of Ancestors" this little biography preceded "In the year of 1832 Mt. Pleasant..." paragraph below.
"PETER J. LA BOITEAUX (V.), Farmer, was born in New Jersey about 1803 (sic) [really 28 November 1792], age 57, at the time the 1850 Census Records were taken. His wife, Phoebe (Davis) also born in New Jersey, age given as 50.
"On the opposite side of the alley from Conklin's stood a hewed log hotel building, owned and conducted by John P. Laboiteaux. This was probably the first house erected within the limits of the village plat. The frame building just south of this was erected by Garret D. Lowe, from New Jersey, a carpenter and builder by occupation. The frame house at the next corner was built by Henry Compton, a laborer in the employ of Laboiteaux. On the next square there was one house, the residence of Dr. McCullough."
(History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, S. B. Nelson and Co., p. 434)
"Crossing to the east side of Main street, there stood immediately opposite Dr. McCullough's the brick residence of Elias Compton, farmer. This was the first brick house in the village. On the same block, at the corner of the alley, Isaac boats, cooper, from New Jersey, lived in a frame house that still stands. The next improvement, advancing toward the north, was Peter Hathorn's frame and brick hotel, a well-known hostelry, burned many years ago. James Hoel, brickmaker, lived opposite Laboiteaux's tavern. Samuel Hoffner, farmer and preacher, lived north of the next alley in a long one-story frame house, and John Hoffner, grocer, lived in a frame house at the site of Moser's store. This completes the list of improvements south of the Compton road."
(History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, S. B. Nelson and Co., p. 434)
"North of the Compton road on the west side of the pike was lined with woodland, in which John P. Laboiteaux's cooper shop, the principal industry of the village, was situated directly opposite Peter J. Laboiteaux's store, while the blacksmith shops of John Ross and Philip Dorn were located further north, the latter at the present site of the carriage factory. North of this was farm land, in which the morus multicaulus was cultivated." (History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, S. B. Nelson and Co., pp. 434-435)
"On the east side of the pike, north of the Compton road, Dr. John Wright lived in a log house across the alley from the present location of Hoffner's store. The adjoining lot (on the north) was occupied by a frame house built by Parsenus Corson, weaver, and, subsequently, farmer. On the next block was a frame house in which Jacob Fowble resided and kept a grocery. This was the last house on Main street at the northern end of the village. In addition to these there were several housed on Harrison street and few insignificant improvements east of the pike. The schoolhouse stood at the site of the residence of John Hoffner, deceased, and the Union church on Perry street, between Second and Third."
"Of early industries the furniture factory of Richard M. Conklin, the cooper shop of John P. Laboiteaux, and several blacksmith and wagon shops have been mentioned. Coopering was once an important industry, and among those engaged in it were William and Joseph Laboiteaux and Eli Taylor. James Seward operated a tread-power gristmill on Harrison street for some. years. The entire plant was removed here from New Burlington. Abner Jarrett and Matthias Miller operated potteries, and Matthias Miller and Peter J. Laboiteaux were engaged in pork-packing. Philip Dorn has manufactured car-
riages for a number of years. The first silk industry in the West was established here by Peter J. Laboiteaux. Charles Cheney introduced the morus multicaulis, and Laboiteaux secured the services of an English silk weaver and conducted the manufacture of silk on a small scale for several years. Specimens of his manufacture are still preserved. At the present time the principal industry of the village is tailoring. A large part of the population is employed in the making of clothing for the large stores of Cincinnati. It is also worthy of mention that pants are made to the entire exclusion of coats and vests."
(History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, S. B. Nelson and Co., p. 435)
Peter La Boyteaux was born in the year 1783 in New Jersey, and in 1804 came with his parents to Hamilton Co., Ohio. In the fall of the same year, or the following spring, he married Elizabeth Packer. Two sons and three daughters were born to them: Samuel, Elizabeth, Catherine, Peter and Keziah. His first settlement was made upon the Miami Purchase. Here, in his pioneer home, he cared for his family, with all the obstacles that a pioneer had to encounter.
"His father died in 1811; his mother a few years later. His wife also in the year 1813. He afterward married Margaret Cameron, who became the mother of six children, three sons and three daughters, died 1833. The year following, he married Miss Bedson after with even, three more sons were added to the farm. In the year 1848, he died. His wife survived him for some years, but died in the decade." (No data on his children other than the following.)
"Samuel La Boyteaux, the eldest son and subject of the following sketch, was born in Springfield (Mt. Healthy) in 1805. With his father, he carried on the trade of cooper. In the (Missing Sentence)[The children listed are the children of Samuel La Boyteaux and his wife, Maria Louisa Wright. However, there must be missing pages or sentences. Information about Samuel LaBoyteaux appears to begin on another page, yet skips to this next part.)
...of an early pioneer. To them were born five sons and four daughters, as follows: Frederick W. [William], Peter Thomas, Ann[a] Maria, Lucretia, Florian Monroe, John Murray, Eliza Jane, Lucinda Ellen and Joseph W. [Wright]"
"Mr. La Boyteaux carried on his trade of cooper in the town of Mt. Healthy for almost half a century, and acquired a good property. Although now (1881) quite advanced in years, he is well preserved, and looks a hale old man."
"Daniel Laboyteaux, farmer, 37 years of age, born Ohio. Wife Mahala, born Ohio, age 41. Children: Mary E. and Alfred. Peter Laboyteaux, age 39, born Ohio was also living with Daniel."
"Firman Laboyteaux, cooper, born Ohio, 26 years of age. Wife, Lydia, born Ohio, 24 years of age. Children: Frank, age 4."
"Gilbert L. Laboyteaux, painter, born Ohio, 30 years of age. Wife Anna, born Mass., age 29. Children: Lucy Ann, 2 years and George L. 10 months."
"John Laboyteaux, (b 1825, cooper, born Ohio 25 years of age. Wife Mary J., born Ohio, 23 years of age. Children: Theodore, age 4 years; Almara, age 2 and Anna age 1."
"Samuel Laboyteaux, cooper, born Ohio, 44 years of age. Wife Mary L., born Ohio, 39 years of age. Children: Fred W. 21 years of age; Peter L. 19 years of age; Ann M. 17 years of age; Lucretia, 16 years of age; Eliza J., 11 years of age; Florian M., 8 years of age; John M., 6 years old and Lucinda E. 3 years old."
"William Laboyteaux, farmer, born New Jersey, 50 years
of age. Wife A., born Ohio 40 years of age. Children: Eveline, 16; Mary 14, Amanda 9, John P. 6, Melissa 4, and Alice 1."
"William Laboyteaux, farmer, born Ohio, 43 years of age. Wife, Louisa F., 33 years of age, born in Va. Children: Legrand, 13; Catherine, 12; Anna A., 9; Eusby L. 7; Eliza, 4; and Mary, 2."
"William S. Laboyteaux, farmer, born New Jersey, 60 years of age. Wife, Mary A., born Ohio, 49 years of age. Children: Mary A., 19; John, 17; Melissa, 14; Alice, 11; and Josephine, 9."
The first settler of the Laboyteaux Family in Henry County, Indiana were Peter and Anna Laboyteaux, who settled east of New Castle in Henry Co. Peter is buried in Batson Cemetery, Liberty Township, and Anna, his wife, in the cemetery near Greentown, Howard County, Indiana. The family came to Henry Co., from near Hamilton Co., Ohio.
(Hazard, George, History of Henry County, Indiana, Vol. 1, page 614)
Thomas Laboyteaux, son of Peter and Anna, was born July 4, 1836, and was married April 12, 1860 to Ellen M., daughter of Imla and Susan Cooper, of the well known Cooper family of Harrison Township. Thomas enlisted in the Union Army in the Civil War and was captured and held prisoner for over a year. When released in 1865, the boat on which he was returning capsized, and Thomas was one of those who lost his life. He left a wife and two children, Agnes and Lenora.
(Hazard, George, History of Henry County, Indiana, Vol. 1, page 614)
HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY
Thomas Laboyteaux was a farmer, near Cadiz. In the Winter of 1863-4, when Captain Volney Hobson was organizing what became Company E, 9th Indiana Cavalry, Laboyteaux joined the company and was mustered into the service of the United States, as a private, January 8, 1864. He was a faithful and efficient soldier and, voicing the sentiment of his surviving comrades, he was brave and daring. He was captured near Franklin, Tennessee. December 1, 1864, along with Robert W. Gilbreath and Andrew J. McCormack, Sultana survivors, and all were held, as prisoners of war, in Cahaba Prison, Alabama, until March, 1865, when they were released on parole and sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi, where they remained until they boarded the doomed Sultana, homeward bound. Laboyteaux, less fortunate than his companions, was lost and his body never recovered.
When Private Laboyteaux went into the army, he left his family, consisting of his wife and two children, living in Cadiz. The children were Agnes, born February 10, 1861, and Leonora, born September 24, 1864. Mrs. Laboyteaux has ever since her husband's death retained his name, residing continuously with her daughters, in Cadiz, where the family is universally respected and esteemed.
This information was only found in "Roll of Ancestors" papers/manuscript.
LABOYTEAUX, LABERTEAUX, LABERTEW
LA BOYTEAUX, LA BOITEAUX, LABOITEAUX
LeBATTEUX, LeBITOUX, LeBOITEAUX,
LeBOITEUX, LeBOYTEAUX, Le BOYTEULX,
BETTIEU, PATOU, PETUE, etc.