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Descendants of Thomas Eslava

by Billie Capell





Generation No. 1

1. Malvenia G. Eslava, born July 14, 1831 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died November 11, 1888 in Wilcox, Alabama. She was the daughter of 2. Joachim Eslava and 3. Mary Emeline Cook. She married (1) Harvey Simpson Capell1 December 11, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. He was born January 12, 1827 in Wilcox, Alabama, and died August 08, 1909 in Wilcox, Alabama. He was the son of Charles Capell and Sarah Cook Richards.

Notes for Malvenia G. Eslava:
QUERY: (John found this) - Will for Gertrude Eslava Townsley. Thomas F. Townsley was guardian for the Eslava children. Is there a connection between this family and mine? Is there a relationship between Thomas F. Townsley and Don Miguel, b. 1740, d. 1823, Mobile? Deborah W. Ubben, P. O. Box 692, Santa Cruz CA 95061. (1993)


More About Malvenia G. Eslava:
Burial: Capell Cemetery, Wilcox, Alabama
Christening: November 23, 1833, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

Notes for Harvey Simpson Capell:
Simpson married Malvenia Eslava on 11 Dec 1849. Recorded in Marriage Book 11:24 (Mobile County Marriages 1813-1855).
Simpson is buried in the Capell cemetery, Wilcox County, Alabama. He died at home of his daughter Mrs. Duke. His obituary gave his birth date as 12 Jan 1827.


More About Harvey Simpson Capell:
Burial: Capell Cem., Wilcox, Alabama

Generation No. 2

2. Joachim Eslava, born Abt. 1812 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died June 27, 1887 in Baldwin, Alabama. He was the son of 4. Don Miguel de Siderio Eslava I and 5. Hypolite Alexandre. He married 3. Mary Emeline Cook January 27, 1830 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.
3. Mary Emeline Cook, born October 18, 1811 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died April 30, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. She was the daughter of 6. Nicholas Cook II and 7. Constance Bodin.

Notes for Joachim Eslava:
OCCUPATION: Joachim Eslava ran a cotton pickery and grist mill, corner of Conception and Madison Streets, Mobile. He lived in the country. (Info from acity directory.)

DEATH: Date of death was taken from Joachim Eslava's tombstone, located on the old Williston Place, now property of Dr. Jernigan (dentist), on River Road near Magnolia Springs, Ala. (Also talked to a Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, formerly of Bham, now living near Jernigan.) Also other tombstones located beside Joachim's are the following:
Roselee Eslava, d. July 14, 1882, aged 65 years
Beauregard Eslava, d. Nov. 25, 1883, aged 22 years
Emerline Eslava, wife of John Cook; b. Nov. 25, 1854, d. Jun 19, 1890;
erected to the memory of Mother by Everlyn
Thadora Eslava, b. Mar. 27, 1852, d. Dec. 28, 1902
Erected to the memory of Father by his sons
Sophronia Eslava, wife of Lewis Collins, d. Aug. 4, 1904
"May she rest in peace."


More About Joachim Eslava:
Burial: Williston Place, Baldwin, Alabama

Notes for Mary Emeline Cook:
Letter from The Catholic Center, Archdiocese of Mobile, dated 17 Jul 1987, ays that Maria Emelise Cucu (Cook) was daughter of Juan Cucu (Cook) and onstancia Boden, b. 18 Oct 1811, christened 3 May 1814. Recorded on page 138a, Baptismal Records Book #2. John's information (from various places) says that aria Emelise was the daughter of Nicholas Cook and Constance Boden. The atholic Center letter also states that Maria Emeline, age about 35, died 30 Apr 1849, buried 1 May 1849. Page 291, #1205, Fun. Rec. Bk. 1828-1853.


More About Mary Emeline Cook:
Burial: May 01, 1849, Mobile, Alabama
Christening: May 03, 1814, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

Children of Joachim Eslava and Mary Cook are:
i. Jerome Gregoire Eslava, born March 12, 1830 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Jerome Gregoire Eslava:
Married Celestine Mazange 22 Feb 1827


More About Jerome Gregoire Eslava:
Christening: October 21, 1833, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

1 ii. Malvenia G. Eslava, born July 14, 1831 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died November 11, 1888 in Wilcox, Alabama; married Harvey Simpson Capell December 11, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.
iii. Constance Octavia Eslava, born August 16, 1833 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Constance Octavia Eslava:
Married Emile Gerard 17 Oct 1849.


More About Constance Octavia Eslava:
Christening: March 22, 1837, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

iv. Miguel Eslava III, born December 13, 1835 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Miguel Eslava III:
May have died early. Don't know who he married.


More About Miguel Eslava III:
Christening: March 22, 1837, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

v. Cecile Alabama Eslava, born March 16, 1838 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married George H. Cleveland November 21, 1861 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.

Notes for Cecile Alabama Eslava:
Married George H. Cleveland 21 Nov 1861, Marr Bk 19, p. 181.


More About Cecile Alabama Eslava:
Christening: April 16, 1838, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

vi. Michael D. Eslava, born September 10, 1840 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died June 19, 1873 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

More About Michael D. Eslava:
Burial: Mobile, Alabama
Christening: August 22, 1843, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

vii. Pauline E. Eslava, born January 25, 1844 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Pauline E. Eslava:
Was a nun. On the tombstone in the Mazange plot, her death date was given 5 Dec 1855, but if she was a nun, that date must be incorrect.


More About Pauline E. Eslava:
Christening: October 28, 1844, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

viii. Emeline Amanda Eslava, born July 21, 1846 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Emeline Amanda Eslava:
Married John Cook 31 May 1888.


More About Emeline Amanda Eslava:
Burial: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Christening: August 05, 1848, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

ix. Oscar Denis Eslava, born March 30, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died May 29, 1912; married (1) Eliza Helton May 27, 1874; married (2) Mary L. Lipscomb November 25, 1885 in Baldwin, AL.

Notes for Oscar Denis Eslava:
Married (1) Eliza Helton 27 May 1874; (2) Mary L. Lipscomb 25 Nov 1885 (Baldwin Co. Marr. Bk 1856-1898)

BURIAL - St. John's Catholic Cemetery, on county road near Magnolia Springs, Baldwin County. His tombstone stated he was aged 72 years.


More About Oscar Denis Eslava:
Burial: St John's Cath, Magnolia Springs, Baldwin, Alabama
Christening: December 05, 1849, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama


Generation No. 3

4. Don Miguel de Siderio Eslava I, born Abt. 1740 in San Sebastian, Spain; died September 17, 1832 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. He was the son of 8. Don Thomas Eslava and 9. Dona Maria Giron. He married 5. Hypolite Alexandre June 10, 1794 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.
5. Hypolite Alexandre, born June 29, 1767 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died January 03, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. She was the daughter of 10. Jean Baptiste Alexandre III and 11. Dame Catherine Angelica de Ardaux Loiselle.

Notes for Don Miguel de Siderio Eslava I:



More About Don Miguel de Siderio Eslava I:
Burial: Church St. Cem., Mobile, Alabama

Notes for Hypolite Alexandre:
BIRTH: Hipollite Francoise was born 19 Jun 1770 in Mobile, christened 17 Jan 1778.

BURIAL: Buried Church Street Cemetery, Mobile.

A copy of a history of Mobile (from Miles) says Hipollite Francoise was born 19 Jun 1770 in Mobile, christened 17 Jan 1778, buried Church Street Cemetery, Mobile. This differs from the information earlier obtained. Her father was Jean Baptiste Alexandre born 10 May 1734, christened 11 Jul 1734. Her mother was Dame Catherine Angelica Loizelle, born Mobile, the daughter of Pierre Paul Loizelle and Marie Loizelle.


More About Hypolite Alexandre:
Burial: Church St. Cem., Mobile, Alabama

Children of Miguel Eslava and Hypolite Alexandre are:
i. Miguel de Siderio Eslava II, born May 24, 1797 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died January 02, 1881 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Louise Malvina Delphine DeLanzos; born Abt. 1795 in New Orleans, LA; died December 22, 1870.

Notes for Miguel de Siderio Eslava II:
According to a city directory M. D. Eslava was a merchant whose place of business was on Royal Street opposite the Mansion House.

Miguel II signed his name M.D. Eslava to distinguish him from Don Miguel.

The following obituary appeared in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on January 4, 1881:

"On Thursday last the news reached the city from Spring Hill, that Don Miguel ESLAVA had breathed
his last. Don Miguel de Siderio ESLAVA was born in the city of Mobile on May 24, 1797. He was the
son of Don Miguel Eslava, who has been Royal Governor [error] under the Spanish crown. Young
Miguel was educated at Bardstown, Kentucky, and in 1815 volunteered against the British. A short
time after he was sent to New Orleans to acquire a commercial education, and while there married
in 1824 Louise de LANZOS, daughter of the Spanish ex-Governor Don Manuel de Lanzos. After his
marriage, he returned to Mobile to take charge of the first cotton press erected in this city. In 1867
he had the misfortune of losing his sight. For the last four years he was a guest in the household
of his niece and sister-in-law, Celestine Eslava. He was a strict and most fervent Catholic. He was
buried from St. Joseph's Church, and his remains were taken to their last resting, followed by a
large crowd of friends and relatives." Mobile Register

More About Miguel de Siderio Eslava II:
Christening: April 26, 1798, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

Notes for Louise Malvina Delphine DeLanzos:



ii. Gertrude F. Eslava, born Bef. April 1798 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died Abt. 1825 in Paris, France; married Thomas Finley Townsley.

Notes for Gertrude F. Eslava:
In Deep South Gen. Qtrly, Vol. 31:4, Nov. 1994, Gertrude F. Eslava is shown in Records of Old Mobile, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Mobile, Alabama, Section 8, Baptisms, 1781-1850:
Eslava, Gertrude F. Page 97, Act 244
Eslava, Mary Clemence Page 323, Act 785
Eslava, Miguel Page 117, Act 290
No other information available. Must write to Cathedral.


More About Gertrude F. Eslava:
Christening: April 26, 1798, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

Notes for Thomas Finley Townsley:
Info from Miles 10/22/1995.


iii. Jerome Eslava, born Abt. 1799 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Mary Elizabeth Carey.

Notes for Jerome Eslava:
Married Celestine Mazange 22 Feb 1827 in Mobile.
(2) Mary E. Caves/Carey 24 Jun 1851, Mobile.


Notes for Mary Elizabeth Carey:
Info from Deep South Gen. Qtrly, Vol. 31:2, May 1994.


2 iv. Joachim Eslava, born Abt. 1812 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died June 27, 1887 in Baldwin, Alabama; married Mary Emeline Cook January 27, 1830 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.


6. Nicholas Cook II, born July 02, 1836; died September 07, 1878 in Baldwin, Alabama. He was the son of 12. Nicholas Cook and 13. Anna Matial. He married 7. Constance Bodin.
7. Constance Bodin She was the daughter of 14. Luis Baudin and 15. Francisca Lorandine.

Notes for Nicholas Cook II:
Tombstone in Bon Secour states he was b. 2 Jul 1836, d. 7 Sep 1878, age 42 years, 2 mos, 5 days.
Something is wrong here. This could not be Nicholas, the brother of John Cook. Must be a son or nephew.


More About Nicholas Cook II:
Burial: Bon Secour Cath, Bon Secour, Baldwin, Alabama

Notes for Constance Bodin:
Daughter of Nicholas Baudin or Bodin who owned Mon Louis Island in SouthMobile County under a French grant. Don't know where I got her name. John S.has a list of baptismal dates of children of Nicolas and Francoise Baudin.Constance is not listed there. Only Francoise Hyppolite, Bernard, LouisFrancois, Marie Louise, Maria Anne Josephe, Marthe, Marie Louise, and Jeanne.I think this Constance was a granddaughter or great-granddaughter of NicholasBaudin and Francoise Baudin. There
is too great a gap of time for this to bepossible.From Miles (3 Jan 1996): From the discovery of the marriage records for Nicholas Cook and Constance Baudin, new information has come to light as to the parents of both parties. The marriage t
ook place at the Cura de la Iglesia Pasicguial de Maria Santile de la Conception de la Movial on 15 Sep 1792. The groom's parents were Nicolas Cook and Ana Matial of Eliscia Payno de la Inglaterra. The bride's parents have been identified from
this document as Luis Boudin and Franciscia Loxandigni from the city of Mobile. Source: Record Book #1 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Archives of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama. The translation of the marriage certific
ate reads as follows: "This Saturday 15th day of the month of September of the year 1792 before me appeared Mr. Manuel Garcia, priest of the Perroguina (Purissima) Church of Maria Santisimo de la Concepcion de la Mobile, and to be joined in
matrimony were Nicolas Cook, legitimate son of Nicolas Cook and Ana Matial, naturals of Escocio [sic.} Greyno [sic.] of England, having been previously registered in the book of our Great Mother Church; and Constancis Boudin, legitimate daughte
r of Luis Boudin and Fran Ca Lorandigni [Lorandine] both from this city, and after having secured in writing the Command's Permit of Consent, from the man and from the woman, and also proclaim in the ....[illegible]....and after having assigned
three consecutive days for the bachelor's party, the first day on the 2nd, the second day on the eighth and the third day to be the ninth, and as stated by protocol and not existing any impediment, neither civil or religious, I took their mutu
al agreement and by mutual consent, Nicolas Cook and Constancia Boudin solemnly vowed to be truly and legitimately joined in matrimony, in my presence and the witness of Doctor Gallegos Giseilant and Dr. Rafael Idalgo, both working at said Hosp
ital [the King's Hospital], and by signature of my own hand pen and ink on this same day."


Children of Nicholas Cook II and Constance Bodin are:
i. John Cook II
ii. Alice Cook
3 iii. Mary Emeline Cook, born October 18, 1811 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died April 30, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Joachim Eslava January 27, 1830 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.


Generation No. 4

8. Don Thomas Eslava He married 9. Dona Maria Giron.
9. Dona Maria Giron

Notes for Dona Maria Giron:
Mother of Don Miguel deSiderio de Eslava who was born in San Sebastian, Spain, about 1740 (on baptismal records of Mobile Archdiocese). Don Miguel died 17 Sep 1832 in Mobile.


Child of Thomas Eslava and Maria Giron is:
4 i. Don Miguel de Siderio Eslava I, born Abt. 1740 in San Sebastian, Spain; died September 17, 1832 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Hypolite Alexandre June 10, 1794 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.


10. Jean Baptiste Alexandre III, born May 10, 1734 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. He was the son of 20. Jean Baptiste Alexandre II and 21. Francoise Hypolite Bodin. He married 11. Dame Catherine Angelica de Ardaux Loiselle in St Louis Cathedral, Mobile, Mobile, AL.
11. Dame Catherine Angelica de Ardaux Loiselle, born in Audaux?, France. She was the daughter of 22. Pierre Paul Loiselle and 23. Maria de Nial.

Notes for Jean Baptiste Alexandre III:
Jean Baptiste is shown along with his brother Charles in a book entitled Gulf Coast Colonials by Winston DeVille. This book said he was born 10 May 1734. Miles said he was born 10 May 1735, Mobile, Alabama.
Jean's baptism is also shown in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 295, as follows:

"723. JEAN BAPTISTE ALEXANDRE.
On 11 July 1734, I, a Capuchin Priest, have supplied the ceremonies of baptism to a boy born on 10 May 1734, of Jean Baptiste Alexandre, resident, and Francoise Hypolite Bodin, both Creoles of the said parish, his parents in legitimate marriage. Godparents were J. B. Castelnau, Secretary to Mr. Diron, Commandant of the Post, and Louise Marguerite Belzaguy, who gave him the name of Jean Baptiste. In faith of which I have signed on the day and year as above with the undersigned witnesses.
Lusser Castelnau Belzaguy
N. Bodin de Miragoine
Father Mathias, Cure"


Notes for Dame Catherine Angelica de Ardaux Loiselle:
From Miles on October 21, 1995.


Child of Jean Alexandre and Catherine Loiselle is:
5 i. Hypolite Alexandre, born June 29, 1767 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died January 03, 1849 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Don Miguel de Siderio Eslava I June 10, 1794 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.


12. Nicholas Cook, born Abt. 1764; died August 23, 1828 in Bon Secour, Baldwin, Alabama. He married 13. Anna Matial.
13. Anna Matial

Notes for Nicholas Cook:
Will recorded 20 Jun 1829, Baldwin County Courthouse. Got a land grant in Mobile 6 May 1797.

QUERY - Cook-Beaudin
Nicholas Cook, b. ca. 1764, d. 23 Aug 1828, Bon Secour. J.P. in Mobile, 1818. Wife Gertrude Beaudin, b. 30 Apr 1794, Mobile, d. 26 Aug 1878, Bon Secour. Thought to be the daughter of Nicholas Baudin, Sieur de Miragou, 1710 settler f Dauphin Island. Have information to the present day. Desire to fill gaps and extend this line. Paul Meredith, 5065 Westwood Lake Dr., Miami FL 33165. Nodate.


Notes for Anna Matial:
The name of Anna Matial came from the marriage certificate of Constance Baudinand Nicholas Cook II, Marriage Book 1, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and archives of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama.


Children of Nicholas Cook and Anna Matial are:
i. John Cook, born April 02, 1794; died September 25, 1878 in Baldwin, Alabama; married Gertrude Bodin; born April 30, 1798 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died August 26, 1868.

Notes for John Cook:
John Cook's will was made 29 Mar 1872, probated 23 Dec 1878, recorded in Baldwin Cy Will Book 6, page 231. He is buried in the Bon Secour Catholic Cemetery, Bon Secour, Alabama. His tombstone states he was aged 84 years, 5 months, 23 days.

There is a marriage in Mobile of Henry Cook to Sarah Mark, 6 May 1836.


More About John Cook:
Burial: Bon Secour Cath, Baldwin, Alabama

Notes for Gertrude Bodin:
Baudin is also spelled Bodin, Baudouin, and several other ways.

Tombstone states Gertrude Beaudin was b. 30 Apr 1798, d. 26 Aug 1868 between the hours of 2 and 3 in the morning. Aged 70 years, 3 months, 27 days.


More About Gertrude Bodin:
Burial: Catholic Cem., Bon Secour, Baldwin, Alabama

6 ii. Nicholas Cook II, born July 02, 1836; died September 07, 1878 in Baldwin, Alabama; married Constance Bodin.


14. Luis Baudin He married 15. Francisca Lorandine.
15. Francisca Lorandine

Notes for Luis Baudin:
Spelled in marriage paper as Boudin. Date of marriage 15 Sep 1792. Recorded inMB 1 of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and the Archives of theArchdiacese of Mobile, Alabama.Luis Baudin is believed to be a relative of Nicholas Baudin. The relationshipis not presently known. The most obvious possibility is that he may be agrandson. Research pending. (Miles, 11/27/95)


Child of Luis Baudin and Francisca Lorandine is:
7 i. Constance Bodin, married Nicholas Cook II.


Generation No. 5

20. Jean Baptiste Alexandre II, born Abt. 1706 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died Abt. 1746 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. He was the son of 40. Jean Baptiste Alexandre and 41. Marie Marguerite DuFresne. He married 21. Francoise Hypolite Bodin November 18, 1732 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.
21. Francoise Hypolite Bodin, born October 11, 1716 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. She was the daughter of 42. Nicholas Bodin and 43. Francoise Paillie.

Notes for Jean Baptiste Alexandre II:
Married 18 Nov 1732 to Francoise Hyppolite Bodin, daughter of Nicolas Bodin. They were both Creoles of Mobile.


Notes for Francoise Hypolite Bodin:
BIRTH: In the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 64, as follows:

"200. FRANCOISE HYPOLITHE BODIN.
Today, 9 December 1716, were supplied the ceremonies of baptism to Francoise Hypolithe, born 11 October last of Nicolas Bodin and Francoise Paillet, his wife and legitimate spouse. Godparents were Mr. Olivier, lawyer, and Marie Mercier.
N. Bodin Olivier La Freniere
Janne Kerrourette (Querroulet)
Hypolite (Ipoulite) Mercier
Francoise Le Maire, Priest"

MARRIAGE: At her marriage 18 Nov 1732 to Jean Baptiste Alexandre, her information is stated "Francoise Hyppolitte Bodin, Creole of this colony, daughter of Nicolas Bodin dit Miragouin, of Tours-in-Tourraine (department of Indre-et-Loire) and of Francoise Pailly (also Paille, Paillie) of Lorient, bishopric of Vannes (department of Morbihan).

John S. has the following info (1993):
Nicolas Bodin, native of Mont Louis, city, diocese and archbishopric of Tours; died 6 Feb 1746.
Francoise Paillet, native of the parish of Plemier, diocese of Vannes in Brittany.
Francoise Hyppolite, b. 11 Oct 1716
Bernard, b. 17 Apr 1721
Louis Francois, b. 9 Jun 1722
Marie Louise, b. 9 Apr 1725
Marie Anne Josephe, b. 8 Apr 1727
Marthe, b. 9 Nov 1730
Marie Louise, b. 3 May 1734
Jeanne, bap. 29 Aug 1737

A copy of a chapter in a Mobile history book from Miles stated that Hipolite Francoise's father was Jean Baptiste Alexandre, born 10 May 1734, christened 11 Jul 1734. Her mother was Dame Catherine Angelica Loizelle, born Mobile, the daughter of Pierre Paul Loizelle and Marie Loizelle.


More About Francoise Hypolite Bodin:
Burial: June 03, 1744, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Christening: October 11, 1716, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

Children of Jean Alexandre and Francoise Bodin are:
10 i. Jean Baptiste Alexandre III, born May 10, 1734 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Dame Catherine Angelica de Ardaux Loiselle in St Louis Cathedral, Mobile, Mobile, AL.
ii. Charles Alexandre, born December 30, 1736 in Near Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Charles Alexandre:
Charles is shown in a book entitled Gulf Coast Colonials by Winston DeVille. Hypolite Alexandre has to be the daughter of Jean Baptiste II. His baptism is also shown in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, (p. 327), as follows:
"803. Charles Alexandre. On 17 August 1737, I, a Capuchin Priest, have supplied the ceremonies of baptism to a boy baptized at home because of danger of death, born on 30 December 1736 of legitimate marriage between Jean Baptiste Alexandre and Francoise Hipolite, his parents, Creoles of Mobile. Godparents were Charles de LaVergne, Officer of the Navy Troops, and Barbe Ursule de Bonille, wife of Mr. Bombel, Captain of a Marine Company, who gave him the name of Charles, who signed with me at Mobile on the day and year as above. (Bonille spelled three ways on the original.)
Bombelles Lavergne +mark of mother
Father Jean Francois, Cure"



22. Pierre Paul Loiselle He was the son of 44. Martin Loiselle and 45. Magdeline Perret. He married 23. Maria de Nial.
23. Maria de Nial, born in St. Mole, France; died July 15, 1745.

Notes for Pierre Paul Loiselle:
Miles said Pierre Paul Loiselle was of Nantes, France.


Notes for Maria de Nial:
Info from Miles 10/23/1995.


Child of Pierre Loiselle and Maria de Nial is:
11 i. Dame Catherine Angelica de Ardaux Loiselle, born in Audaux?, France; married Jean Baptiste Alexandre III in St Louis Cathedral, Mobile, Mobile, AL.


Generation No. 6

40. Jean Baptiste Alexandre, died Bef. November 18, 1732. He was the son of 80. Francoise Alexandre. He married 41. Marie Marguerite DuFresne August 1704 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.
41. Marie Marguerite DuFresne, born Abt. 1690 in Paris, France; died Aft. 1732. She was the daughter of 82. Charles DuFresne and 83. Unknown.

Notes for Jean Baptiste Alexandre:
Came to Mobile from Dieppe, France, in 1702. Married Marie-Marguerite DuFresne in 1704. He was a master joiner or woodworker. He was already dead on 18 Nov 1732 when Jean Baptiste II married Francoise Hypolite Bodin (Baudin).


More About Jean Baptiste Alexandre:
Burial: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

Notes for Marie Marguerite DuFresne:
Married Jean Alexandre in 1704. She was the daughter of Charles DuFresne, Sieur Dumotel, a squire of the Parish of Saint Germain, Paris. After Jean's death she married Bathesar Barthelmy and had one more child. She and Jean had four children. The book Gulf Coast Colonials by Winston DeVille says these children were named Francois, Philippe, Antoine, and Pierre. Yet we know from the record of their daughter's wedding that there was at least one daughter, probably two.


Children of Jean Alexandre and Marie DuFresne are:
i. Elizabeth Alexandre, married Louis Forneret December 04, 1764 in Catholic Church, Mobile, Mobile, AL.

Notes for Elizabeth Alexandre:
Married Louis Forneret 4 Dec 1764. Information stated she was a daughter of Jean Baptiste and Francoise Pailly Alexandre.


Notes for Louis Forneret:
!Louis Forneret was of LePont de Beauvoisin, Diocese of Grenoble, sonof Pierre Forneret. They were married 4 Dec 1764, Mobile.


ii. Marie Marguerite Alexandre

Notes for Marie Marguerite Alexandre:
Was a witness at the wedding of her brother, Jean Baptiste Alexander, to Francoise Bodin on 18 Nov 1732. Named as sister of the groom.


20 iii. Jean Baptiste Alexandre II, born Abt. 1706 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; died Abt. 1746 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Francoise Hypolite Bodin November 18, 1732 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.
iv. Francois Alexandre, born April 11, 1708 in Near Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Francois Alexandre:
Known also by Spanish name of Francisco Alexandre.

Francois is shown in a book entitled Gulf Coast Colonials by Winston DeVille (ADAH). He is also listed in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 16:

"52. FRANCOIS ALEXANDRE.
On 11 April 1708 at three o'clock after midnight was born into the world of the legitimate marriae of Jean Alexandre and Marguerite Dufrene, his wife, who was given on the same day the name Francois by Francois Trudault, resident of Fort Louis, and Louise Rousseau (Groudeau). He was baptized on the same day in the ordinary rites of the Church by me, the undersigned Cure. (Trudault spelled two ways on the original).
F. Trudeau L. M. Housso
H. Roulleaux de la Vente"


v. Philippe Alexandre, born July 20, 1710 in Near Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Philippe Alexandre:
One of four sons of Jean Alexandre and Marie Marguerite DuFresne. Philippe's baptism is shown in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, page35, as follows:

"113. PHILIPPE ALEXANDRE.
Today, 20 July 1710 was baptized Philippe, born the evening before of the legitimate marriage of Jean Alexandre, Master joiner, Carpenter, and Marie Marguerite Du (du) Fresne. Godparents were Philippe La Briere, Master Edge-tool maker, and Catherine Christophe, wife of Mr. Boyer, Master gunsmith at Fort Louis.
Labriere Catherine Christophe Jean Alexandre
Father Le Maire"


vi. Antoine Alexandre, born September 01, 1715 in Near Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Antoine Alexandre:
John S. did not find this child. He is shown in the book entitled Gulf Coast Colonials by Winston DeVille.


vii. Pierre Alexandre, born November 21, 1717 in Near Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Pierre Alexandre:
Pierre is shown in a book entitled Gulf Coast Colonials by Winston DeVille (ADAH). He is also shown in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 72, as follows:

"223. PIERRE ALEXANDRE.
On 21 November 1717 was born Pierre of the legitimate marriage of Jean Alexandre and Marie Dufresne, residents of Fort Louis. On the same day he was baptized by me, the undersigned Missionary Priest performing his function as Cure of Fort Louis of Louisiana. Godparents were Pierre Allain, Master Edge-tool maker, and Jeanne Proux. (Allain spelled two ways on the original.)
Alexandre (Allexandre) Pierre Alain
Alexandre Huve, Priest"


42. Nicholas Bodin, born Abt. 1677 in Mont Louis, Tours-en-Tourain, France; died February 03, 1745/46 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. He was the son of 84. Gervais Baudin. He married 43. Francoise Paillie.
43. Francoise Paillie, born in Lorient, Vannes, Morbihan, France.

Notes for Nicholas Bodin:
Obtained a French grant for land called Mon Louis Island in Baldwin County Ala. Early 1700s. This name was spelled a number of different ways, some being Boudin, Bodin, Baudouin, etc. Madeleine Baudouin who married Jean Desberges may have been the second child of Nicolas. See a book called First Families of Louisiana (moved to New Orleans from Mobile) and Their Children born Before 1722. This said Nicolas had two children.

There was a land grant to Nicolas Baudin dated 15 Sep 1713. Found in Stewart, et al vs. Trenier, 49 Ala. Reports, June Term 1873, 492, p. 249. (John Capell)

Burial Records, 1700-1800:
p. 58 Nicolas Bodin dit Miragoine, Captain, native of Mon Louis, b. 6 Feb 1746 by Jean Francoise, Capuchin priest and missionary, apostolic cure of Mobile in parish cemetery, who died 3 Feb, same year.
Also Pierre Lorandine, inhabitant of city, died 15 Aug 1768, b. 18 Aug 1768.

Nicholas could have been born in Quebec. He could also have immigrated with his father and other family to Quebec as a small child. To be investigated.


More About Nicholas Bodin:
Burial: February 06, 1745/46, Mont Louis Isl, Mobile, Alabama

Notes for Francoise Paillie:
!Paillie is also spelled Pailly and Paille. Francoise came from Lorient,Bishopric of Vannes, Department of Morbihan, in France. Francoisemarried Nicolas Baudin dit Miragouin of Tours-en-Tourraine, France.


Children of Nicholas Bodin and Francoise Paillie are:
21 i. Francoise Hypolite Bodin, born October 11, 1716 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Jean Baptiste Alexandre II November 18, 1732 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.
ii. Bernard Bodin, born April 17, 1721 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Bernard Bodin:
Bernard's birth is shown in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 113, as follows:

"339. BERNARD BODIN.
On 16 June 1721 were supplied the ceremonies of baptism to Bernard, born on 17 April of the legitimate marriage of Nicolas Bodin, Sieur of Miragoine, and Francoise Paille. Godparents were Mr. Bernard Diron, Inspector General of this Province of Louisiana, and Marguerite La Sueur. Done by me, a Religious Missionary Priest in my function as Cure of Fort Louis of Louisiana.
Marguerite Le Sueur Diron De Beauchampbs
Father Mathieu, Cure"


More About Bernard Bodin:
Christening: April 17, 1721, Mobile, Mobile, AL

iii. Louis Francois Bodin, born June 09, 1722 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Louis Francois Bodin:
This birth was recorded in the book Sacramental Records of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 184, as follows:

"490. LOUIS FRANCOIS BODIN.
On 19 January 1727, I, a Capuchin Apostolic Missionary Priest in my function as Cure at Fort Conde of Mobile, have supplied the ceremonies of baptism of a boy about 5 years old, born on 9 June 1722 and baptized at home because of great distance from the parish, of legitimate marriage of Nicolas Bodin of Miraguin, resident, and Francois Pailley, his parents. His Godparents were Louis Alexandre, Clerk at the shop of the said Fort Conde, and Francoise Bodin, sister of the baptized, whom they named Louis Francois. They signed with me on the day and year as above.
(Miragoine and Bodin spelled two ways on original.)
A. Durand Dubreuil De La Loire Flamont
Baudin E. Dubourdieu Miragoine J. Kerrouret
Father, Mathias, Cure"


More About Louis Francois Bodin:
Christening: January 09, 1721/22, Mobile, Mobile, AL

iv. Marie Louise Bodin, born April 09, 1725 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Marie Louise Bodin:
Marie Louise's birth is recorded in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, p. 153, as follows:

"426. MARIE LOUISE MIRAGOUIN (BODIN).
On 9 April 1725, I, the undersigned, certify having administered the sacrament of baptism with the ordinary ceremonies to a girl born of legitimate marriage between Nicolas Miragouin and Francoise Palli. She was named Marie Louise. Godparents were Mr. Diron, Chevalier of the Order of St. Louis, Master of Reformed Infantry and the Commandant of Mobile, and Marie Louise Boutin, who have signed with me the same day and year as above.
Diron Petit Marie Louise Boutin
Father Claude, Cure"

More About Marie Louise Bodin:
Christening: May 03, 1734, Mobile, Mobile, AL

v. Marie Anne Josephe Bodin, born April 08, 1727 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Marie Anne Josephe Bodin:
The birth of Marie Anne Josephe Bodin was listed in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, page 189:

"497. MARIE ANNE JOSEPHE BODIN.
On 20 April 1727, I, a Capuchin Apostolic Missionary Priest, in my function as Cure at Fort Conde of Mobile, have baptized a girl born on 8 April of Nicolas Bodin dit Miraguin, resident, and Francoise Paillet, her parents in legitimate marriage. Godparents are Pierre Ximenes, Officer of the Troops of Pensacola, and Marie Anne Chauvin, who gave her the name Marie Anne Josephe. In faith of which I have signed with them and the witnesses below on the day and year as above.
(Miraguin, and Xeimenes spelled two ways on the original.)
H. A. Chauvin Mirogoine De Beauchamps
Dubreiul Benoit de St. Claire
Bernard Jos. dalmonarid Wife of Olivier
Lemarquis Depre Pedro Xeimenes
De la Loire Flamont Riffant J. Kerrouret
Father Mathias, Cure"

More About Marie Anne Josephe Bodin:
Christening: April 08, 1727, Mobile, Mobile, AL

vi. Marthe Bodin, born November 09, 1730 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Marthe Bodin:
Marthe's birth is recorded in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, page 256, as follows:

"629. MARTHE (MARTHA) BODIN.
On 16 April 1731, I, a Capuchin Priest, in my function as Cure, have baptized conditionally with the ordinary ceremonies of the Church a girl born 9 November 1730 of legitimate marriage of Nicolas Bodin dit Miraguin and Francoise Pallier, her parents. She had been baptized as a precaution because of great distance from the parish. Godparents were Jacques Chauvin, Creole of this Fort, and Martha Chauvin, wife of Mr. Devin, Engineer, who gave her the name of Martha. In faith of which I have signed with them on the day and year as above. (Bodin and Martha spelled two ways on the original.)
Chauvin Bodin Devin
Father Mathias, Cure"

More About Marthe Bodin:
Christening: November 09, 1730, Mobile, Mobile, AL

vii. Marie Louise Bodin, born May 03, 1734 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Marie Louise Bodin:
The birth of Marie (Mary) Louise Bodin is shown in the book Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, page 295:

"722. MARIE (MARY) LOUISE BODIN.
On 11 July 1734, I, a Capuchin Priest, have supplied the ceremonies of baptism to a girl born on 3 May 1734 of legitimate marriage of Nicolas Bodin dit Miraguin, resident, and Francoise Pailliet, her parents. Godparents were Joseph de Lusser and Marie Louise Le Comte, who gave her the name of Mary Louise. In faith whereof I signed with the undersigned witnesses on the day and year as above. (Miraguin and Leconte spelled two ways on the original.)
N. Bodin de Miragoine de Pechon Lusser
Leconte
Father Mathias, Cure"

This is the second Marie Louise Bodin-Miragouin. Perhaps the first baby died.

More About Marie Louise Bodin:
Christening: April 09, 1725, Mobile, Mobile, AL

viii. Jeanne Bodin, born Bef. August 29, 1737 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for Jeanne Bodin:
In the book Sacramental Records of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739, page 327, stated as follows:

"804. JEANNE BODIN.
On 29 August, I, a Capuchin Priest, have baptized with the ordinary ceremonies of the Holy Roman Church, a girl born of legitimate marriage of Nicolas Bodin, resident, from the city and diocee of Tours, and Francoise Paille, parish of Plemier, Diocese of Vannes in Brittany. Godparents were Bertrand de Boissy, Officer of the Navy Troops, and Jeanne Kerrourette, his wife, who gave her the name of Jeanne. They signed with me at Mobile on the day and year as above.
+ Mother Jeanne Kerrourett Boissy
Father Jean Francois, Cure"

More About Jeanne Bodin:
Christening: August 29, 1737, Mobile, Mobile, AL


44. Martin Loiselle He married 45. Magdeline Perret.
45. Magdeline Perret

Notes for Magdeline Perret:
Info from Miles 10/23/1995.


Child of Martin Loiselle and Magdeline Perret is:
22 i. Pierre Paul Loiselle, married Maria de Nial.


Generation No. 7

80. Francoise Alexandre, born in France.

Notes for Francoise Alexandre:
Miles found this reference somewhere as Francoise being the possible father of Jean Baptiste Alexandre.


Child of Francoise Alexandre is:
40 i. Jean Baptiste Alexandre, died Bef. November 18, 1732; married Marie Marguerite DuFresne August 1704 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.


82. Charles DuFresne, born in St. Germain, France. He married 83. Unknown.
83. Unknown

Notes for Charles DuFresne:
Charles DuFresne, "Squire," Sieur Dumotel.


Child of Charles DuFresne and Unknown is:
41 i. Marie Marguerite DuFresne, born Abt. 1690 in Paris, France; died Aft. 1732; married Jean Baptiste Alexandre August 1704 in Mobile, Mobile, AL.


84. Gervais Baudin

Notes for Gervais Baudin:
!This information was taken from an article in the Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, February 1968, entitled "Spain and Mobile" by E. Herndon Smith, Mobile Public Library:
"Under Spanish rule much property changed hands. A few of the old French grants remained. Mon Louis Island remained in the possession of the heirs of Nicholas Baudin. He was neither interpreter, pilot or surveyor, but was awarded this estate for other reasons. He had married Francoise Pollet and Iberville had married Marie Pollet. Nicholas Baudin (Beaudoin) and his brother, Michael, the Jesuit who was excommunicated, were the sons of Gervais Beaudoin, a French physician who had settled Quebec.
"The colonists who came from Canada differed in some respects from those gathered from the towns and villages of France by the John Law Company. They loved the woods and the water and built their homes on the bayous or near the bay. Those from France preferred the sights and sounds of the streets of Mobile and New Orleans. They became shrewd in business transactions, more sophisticated in manners. The courier des bois roamed the wild lands, and far from civilization, mingled and mixed with the Indians."

Miles Womack has information (from Joan and Anabell Newman) stating that Gervais Beaudoin was a physician from France who settled in Quebec, Canada, then in Mobile, Ala. He was the father of Nicholas and Michael Beaudoin.


Children of Gervais Baudin are:
i. Michael Baudin

Notes for Michael Baudin:
For information on Michael, see the article entitled "Spain and Mobile" in theDeep South Genealogical Quarterly, part of which is quoted under GervaisBaudin.


42 ii. Nicholas Bodin, born Abt. 1677 in Mont Louis, Tours-en-Tourain, France; died February 03, 1745/46 in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; married Francoise Paillie.


Endnotes

1. Mobile County Marriage Book 11:24.

This material copyrighted by Billie Capell.