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LETTER written to Mr. Vaughn Wilkinson
MANUSCRIPT created for Charles Louis La Boiteaux of Hamilton County, Ohio
Both created by Consuela Furman

and blended with

"ROLL of HONOR" MANUSCRIPT (13 papers)
by Unknown Author
[perhaps work of Consuela Furman, Isaac N. La Boiteaux, or his son, Charles Louis La Boiteaux]

The Furman to Wilkinson Letter, the "Ancestry of Charles Louis La Boiteaux Manuscript by Consuela Furman, and "Roll of Ancestors" manuscript (13 papers) was shared by Elizabeth "Beth" Zaring on 10 February 2005 and February 2008, respectively. Beth is the granddaughter of Vaughn Wilkinson. Both the "Ancestry of Charles Louis La Boiteaux" and the "Roll of Ancestors" had missing papers/pages/sections within the manuscripts. By looking at both, I was able to piece together much of the missing parts into one presentation, since one appears to have been created from the other and each contained pieces of information that was left out in the other. There were a few spelling and typo errors within different ones, some of which I have attempted to correct for the presentation of the whole. Where excerpts from histories were eluded to, I went to the original history book and presented the whole as it pertained to the La Boiteaux / La Boyteaux / Laboyteaux families mentioned. We are grateful to Beth for sharing information from her family files and from the LABOYTEAUX PAPERS, which Beth Zaring received from Buzz Carmichael.

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.


Furman to Wilkinson

Consuelo Furman
c/o Nema
155 East 44th St.,
New York, N.Y.

April 6, 1935

Mr. Vaughn Wilkinson
Assistant Postmaster,
New Castle, Indiana

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.

Please let me hear from you,
Thanking you,
Very truly yours,
Consuelo Furman

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:

Application for Membership in the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
"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).

"I was born in the state of Ohio, county of Hamilton on the 28th March 1828. I am the son of P. J. Laboiteaux and Phoebe Laboiteaux his wife, and grandson of Joshua Davis who served at the Battle of Monmouth when but sixteen years of age, and Phoebe Davis his wife, and great grandson of John Laboiteaux." Signed Isaac N. Laboiteaux, College Hill, Ohio; occupation - Jeweler.

[If Isaac was 62 years old and was born 28 Mar 1828, this would have been in 1890 or 1891. awh]

[Isaac died in 1894. ash]


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.

Ancestor's Service: My ancestor's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows: "Captain John Laboiteaux recruited a company in New York City, and went into the Naval service, and was killed in action on board the ship Aurora in New York harbour. One of his sons, a mere lad who was on board with his father, was taken prisoner and confined for several months on board the old prison ship, "Jersey."

During the Revolution almost all the male members of the families of my ancestors served in the Army." (signed) Isaac N. Laboiteaux.

[The following was written in another's handwriting. awh]
New York State Archives, Vol. I, p. 542.

Captain John Laboyteux (sic), of New York City Volunteers Regiment served six months in 1775-76.

1. JOSHUA DAVIS. Served at the Battle of Monmouth when but sixteen years of age.

2. CAPTAIN JOHN LABOITEAUX. Of New York City, Volunteer Regiment, served six months in 1775-76. (See New York State Archives, Vol. I, page 542.) Captain John Laboiteaux recruited a company in New York City and went into the Naval Service, and was killed in action on board the ship "Aurora", in the New York Harbor. One of his sons, a mere lad, who was on board with his father, was taken prisoner and confined for several months on board the Old Prison Ship “Jesse.” (sic) [probably "Jersey," a known prison ship during the Revolutionary War]
During the Revolution almost all the male members of the Laboiteaux family served in the Army.
(From the Sons of American Revolution #2213.)

[Question: Which son was taken prisoner? Could son be Gabriel, later referred to as John G.? ]

["Sons of John La Boiteaux & Hannah Smith who could have been on the Aurora in 1780: John b 25 Dec 1764, Samuel Smith b 22 Feb 1766, Peter b 21 June 1767, Gabriel b 8 Feb 1770. I don’t think it could have been Daniel, George W., or William…too young or dead." AWH]


Consuela Furman
January 15, 1935

Blended with manuscript/papers from "Roll of Ancestors" by Unknown Author and undated papers

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

Church in N. Y. City asking about the advisability of their coming to America. The letter in answer to them, dated 1689, was signed by Gabriel Le Boyteaux, and several other elders of the French Church in N.Y.

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

"Deaths "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York" from 1688 to 1804, pages 1,3,9,14,26,57,68 and 127. The early records of this church are all in French. Some entries referring to Gabriel Le Boyteux are as follows:

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,

1734, on which date it was proved. An abstract of the will is as follows:
'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

was the Iris returning from Charleston to New York with the express of the former's being taken. We now began to fire upon each other at the distance of about three hundred yards. The frigate hulled us several times. One shot went betwixt wind and water, which made the ship leak amazingly, making twenty-four inches in thirty minutes. We found our four-pounders but were trifles against the frigate, so we got our nine-pounder, the only one we had, pointed from the cabin windows, with which we played upon the frigate for about half an hour. At last a twelve-pound shot came from the frigate and, striking a parcel of oars lashed upon the starboard quarter, broke them all in two, and continuing its destructive course struck CAPTAIN LABOYTEAUX in the right thigh, which it smashed to atoms, tearing part of his belly open at the same time with the splinters from the oars; he fell from the quarter deck close by me and for some time seemed very busily engaged in setting his leg to rights. He died about eleven the same night and next day was sewed up in his hammock and sunk. Every shot seemed now to bring ruin with it. A lad named Steel had his arm broken and some others complained of slight wounds; whereupon, finding the frigate ready and in a position to give us a broadside, we struck, after having held a very unequal contest with her for about an hour."

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

south street, crossed at right angles by the Compton road; both these thoroughfares are located upon the section lines. East of the Hamilton pike the original proprietor was Samuel Hill; west of it, John P. Laboiteaux. The original plat of the village was acknowledged by Hill and Laboiteaux, January 14, 1817, in which acknowledgment the names of William Harts and Theodore Henderson appear as surveyors. This plat extends from First to Fourth street on the east side f the pike, terminating with Second on the west side. One block of lots is indicated west of Harrison street and one block east of Perry. In 1832 an addition was made by Elias W. Hoffner; and in the same year John P. Laboiteaux platted that part of the village west of the pike between the Compton road and Fourth street. The survey was made on the 10th of September in that year by Ely Elder. This plat was extended north of Fourth street in 1836."

"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.

[Following the paragraph from the History of Hamilton Co., OH below that ends with "...the entire exclusion of coats and vests." begins the following conclusion for Peter J. La Boyteaux/Laboiteaux and his wife Phebe (Davis) La Boyteaux/Laboiteaus in the manuscript "Roll of Ancestors" and is perhaps another missing portion in this FURMAN to WILKINSON letter and manuscript.

Between the years of 1850 and 1860, PETER J. LABOYTEAUX, whom we found in Springfield Township, Hamilton County, in 1850 census had moved out of Springfield (Mt. Healthy) and had established himself in Henry County, Indiana, in New Castle Township. William La Boyteaux [William S. Laboyteaux, s/o John Peter Laboyteaux & Lena Cole & gs/o Peter Laboyteaux & Keziah Sebring, was b 28 March 1800; d 25 June 1884] and his family also moved to Henry County before 1870, establishing himself in Liberty Township. In the 1870 census for Henry County, Ind. PETER LA BOITEAUX is listed as 77 years of age, and his wife Phoebe (Davis) La Boiteuax, as 67.

Peter La Boiteaux, married Phebe Davis, daughter of Joshua Davis, of Middletown, New Jersey. "Joshua Davis (1776-1783) served from Middlesex County on tours of duty under different commands. He was wounded at Monmouth and fought in the engagement at Elizabethtown."
(Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, Vol. 7, page 207)

From "Roll of Ancestors Papers"
Regarding the wife of Peter LaBoiteaux, Phoebe Davis, the "History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio, page 534, published in 1882, gives the following about Joshua Davis, her father, and Joshua Davis, Sr., her brother, (Grand uncle to Charles Louis La Boiteaux)
"Joshua Davis, Sr., of Oxford, was a native of New Jersey, where he was born May 28, 1803. His father emigrated to Ohio in 1805, bringing his family and household goods all the way to Middletown in wagons. He engaged in merchandising and milling at Middletown, but not being suited with the country after a stay of less than 2 years, he went back to his old home in New Jersey, but again returned to Butler County soon after the close of the War of 1812. The subject of this sketch was the 9th of a family of ten children, of whom himself and a sister, Mrs. Phebe Laboyteaux, are the only survivors. He learned the cooper's trade, and after his marriage in 1828 purchased his father's farm, near Bevis, P. O., where he also carried on the cooper business, in connection with his farm, for a number of years. In 1864, having sold his farm, he removed to Oxford, where he had purchased property, and where he had since lived a retired life, supported by the accumulations of years of toil. He built, in 1872, and now owns, the edifice known as Davis’s Hall. Mrs. Davis’s maiden name was Elizabeth Bevis. She also comes of a pioneer family Mr. And Mrs. Davis began married life more than 50 years ago with but little means in the days of limited facilities, and by industry and economy have accumulated a considerable property. They have twelve children, eleven of whom grew to maturity, and ten of whom are now living. All are respectably and comfortably started in life. Mr. Davis, though beyond age, volunteered in the late war with the forces regularly mustered during Kirby Smith’s raid. One son, Joshua, served three years, and two other sons short terms. Mr. Davis’s father, whose name was also Joshua, served in the Revolutionary War, and a brother was a volunteer in the War of 1812. Mr. Davis has been an industrious and useful citizen, and has contributed his full share to the general good.”

"In the year 1832 Mt. Pleasant had acquired the proportions of a small village, and it may be interesting to summarized the improvements at that data. Peter J. Laboiteaux, tailor and merchant, built the brick house at the southwest corner of the Compton road (Second St.) and the Hamilton pike (Main St.) in that year. Continuing south on the same side of the pike, the next improvements were those of Richard M. Conklin, manufacturer of furniture. His factory was a large two story log building. His house was constructed of the same materials, but was only one story in height. Near the latter stood his sign, bearing the representation of a bureau. Conklin employed several operatives, and power for the machinery was derived from a tread-mill. He remained here only a few years, when he removed to Cincinnati and was one of the first manufacturers of white lead in that city."
(History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, S. B. Nelson and Co., p. 434)

"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)

George Hazzard
Page 614

Thomas Laboyteaux was the son of Peter and Anna Laboyteaux, old settlers of Henry County, east of New Castle. Peter is buried in the Batson Cemetery, Liberty Township, and Anna, his wife, in the cemetery near Greentown, Howard County, Indiana. The family came to Henry County from near Hamilton, Ohio. Thomas 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. Imla was one of four Cooper brothers: Caleb, Imla, William and John, who, in the early 'thirties, emigrated, with their families, from near Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, to the western part of Henry County. Indiana, from which fact comes the name of Harrison Township and the town of Cadiz. From their first settlement in the county to the present time, the family has played an important part in the commercial, social, political and religious affairs of Harrison Township.

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.

ISAAC NEWTON LA BOITEAUX (VI) born March 28, 1828; died August 8, 1894 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Margaret Mc Lennan [perhaps Mc Lenan as noted on Descendants of the Cheltenham, Penna Shoemakers and related families, 2006], who was born July 2, 1835 and died September 15, 1909 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly before 1850 Isaac Newton La Boiteaux moved into Cincinnati and became established in business there. Cincinnati was in no sense the home of the La Boiteaux family, and in 1850, when Isaac Newton La Boiteaux was starting upon his business career in Cincinnati, he was the only member of the family in Cincinnati, and he was living alone, boarding at the City Hotel, between Main and Walnut Streets, in Cincinnati. He had connected himself with (perhaps formed a partnership with) a young man named W. C. Huntington, who was also living at the City Hotel in 1850. W. C. Huntington had several brothers, and together with Isaac La Boyteaux, they formed a partnership in the fancy goods line.

On the death of Mr. La Boiteaux the following notice appeared in the Cincinnati Times-Star, August 9, 1894.

“The announcement of the death of Mr. I. N. La Boiteaux will come as a great shock to his host of friends and in the wide circle of his acquaintanceship in this city, and in the country, especially in Millcreek and Springfield township. About five months ago he retired from the firm of Duhme Co., where he had been for more than a quarter of a century. He was affected with complication of illnesses, and went to Asheville, N.C., obtaining little relief, however. He returned to his beautiful home in the suburban hills, and lingered for a few days, taking his last look of earth at about noon yesterday. The funeral will be on Friday, August 10th, at 3:30, from his late residence at College Hill. Mr. La Boiteaux was a man of strong individuality. He was an outspoken and ever active friend of the brute creation, and his courage and sense of justice caused him to act sometimes in emergencies when stronger men would quail. He was a true lover of nature, and ever sought her companionship. The love of the country and love of country blended in him. He was highly patriotic and interested in all those doings that touch the heart for country. He was among the foremost in the organization of the Sons of the Revolution. He was one of nature's gentlemen; to see him at his home on a fine spur of hill just south of College Hill and overlooking Millcreek valley, was to see him at his best. His reading was wide, and he could interest upon any topic, but he was particularly fond of peering into the mysteries of woods and hill and flower and plant, a close student in natural history, and the history of his country was an ever acceptable theme for him. In matters of pioneer lore and the early annals of Cincinnati and vicinity he was an authority. The road or path by which General Anthony Wayne went north on his disastrous Indian expedition skirts the base of the hill upon which the [appears to be perhaps another sheet/page missing since the next sheet/page also begins with “the…” unless it is just a typing error.]

the Walnut Street hill leading from Third to Fourth street who can testify to the vigilance of “that man in Duhme’s, who is sure to make his appearance the moment we touch our horse with a lash.” His love and his vigilance in behalf of the brute creatures was sleepless. Mr. La Boiteaux had but few intimates only those who with him made common cause against cruelty and in their love of nature. Coming from a long line of American Patriots both on his father’s and mother’s side it was natural that the old flag should share the love he bore to his pets and his friends. His patriotism was proverbial and he was among the first to identify himself with the Sons of the American Revolution in Ohio. He was a good and careful business man as his years of efficient work in the firm of Duhme & Co. [makers of fine sterling silver products] attests, but his distinguishing characteristics was that which has been already named. He answered to the letter Pope’s description of – “Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature’s God.”


1. Robert Reilly La Boiteaux, born Sept. 3, 1857; died March 6, 1887. [apparently no issue]
2. Edward La Boiteaux, born Oct. 13, 1862; died March 30, 1892.[apparently no issue]
3. Isaac La Boiteaux, born 1864; died 1912.
4. Grace La Boiteaux[1861-1949 apparently never married and had no issue]

5. CHARLES LOUIS LA BOITEAUX, born Feb. 6, 1866.


MISSING Sheet/Page, which should continue with lineages.

[From the Research of: Arlene (Wimmer) Hill]
6. Marie Beatrice La Boiteaux, b 1870; d 1872

Children of Isaac N. La Boiteaux and Mary Mitchell Hinchman
1. Constance La Boiteaux
2. Lydia La Boiteaux

Children of Charles Louis La Boiteaux and Edith Mary Cist
1. Edith M. La Boiteaux b 1897; married Marston Allen
1. Mary Morris Allen
2. Louis La Boiteaux Allen [Louis is listed as (3.) and mentioned at the beginning of the next page of   "Roll of Ancestors", but given here for continuity.]
3. Samuel M. Allen
4. Marston Allen, Jr.[Marston is listed as (2.) and mentioned at the beginning of the next page of   "Roll of Ancestors", but given here for continuity.]

2. Henry Cist La Boiteaux married Annie Coombs Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio
1. Emily Annie La Boiteaux
2. Edith Cist La Boiteaux
3. Mary Morris La Boiteaux married William Hartshorne Ellis of Cincinnati, Ohio
1. Ann Burrows Ellis
4. Robert Louis La Boiteaux

As will be noted, the name of the La Boiteaux family is spelled variously in the different records. It is rather infrequent as La Boiteaux and most frequent as Laboyteaux.

The family seems to have vanished almost completely from N. Y. City and N. J. There are only two names of La Boiteaux listed in the 1934 Directory for N. Y. City. One is that of W. H. La Boiteaux, of the shipping company of La Boiteaux, and the other The La Boiteaux Company, branch of the La Boiteaux (Paper) Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.

and variants:
North America

Created: 14 February 2005
Revised: 04 February 2008 Revised with "Roll of Honor" Additions: 03 February 2008

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