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Re: La mere de meres: acte en deux
In Response To: La mere de meres: acte en deux ()

The Papillon Family Papers.
By LaTour Genealogical Collection

Michel (Miguel) (pere) Papillon, born bet. 1744-1750 and Eulalie (Olaya) Simon were my fifth (5th) Great-Grandparents.

Michel (Miguel) (fils) Papillon was from Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. His first wife was Marie Joffrion, born Jan. 10, 1765. The were married Jan. 7, 1797, in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

Miguel Pampalon - of Avoyelles; son of Santiago Pampalon and Maria Genoveva Legris; Maria Jofrion - daughter of Joseph Jofrion and Maria Juana Ravalais. Married January 12, 1797.

1830 United States Federal Census

Name: Michel Purpillon
County: Avoyelles
State: Louisiana
Number of persons in household:

Ages of persons in household:

Foreigners not naturalized: View Image


1794 Dec. 23

Morandiere, Estevan de la

to Baron de Carondelet
(New Orleans)

De la Morandiere states:

1. That he informed the Baron about the conduct of Mr. Badins on three different occasions:
a) First, through Mr. Francisco Hernand, a merchant of the River;
b) second, through Mr. Miguel Pampalon, an inhabitant of this post;
c) finally, through Mr. Duparc. Thus the Baron will have the opportunity to know the violent, turbulent and insubordinate spirit of Mr. Badins who has just added to his delinquencies that of having escaped from prison. De la Morandiere does not know where he may be, despite all attempts to catch him.

2. That Mr. Badins was induced to this last action by the indiscreet propositions stated publicly by Father Delvaux in the main port of the Colorado river where there were the merchants Reinaud, Nicollet and Rebecqui with all their employees, and before many other people of the post.

3. That these propositions of a priest have made a very bad impression on the spirit of many inhabitants who have shown themselves after that less zealous than before.

4. That these facts oblige him to notify the Baron that Badins has secretly spread in this post the rumor that the colony would soon belong to France and that then he would enjoy freedom. To this statement he added many others of the same nature.

5. De la Morandiere will always prevent his attempts, and to this end he is going to embark provisionally the goods of Badins and have them under the custody of two individuals who will answer for Badins' person until the Baron orders otherwise. Signed by Estevan de la Morandiere.


Michel (fils) (Miguel) Papillon, born Nov. 3, 1797 was the son of Marie Joffrion. He stayed in Avoyelles Parish. He appears in the 1850 census.

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Michel Pompaton
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
Birth Place: Louisiana
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Avoyelles, Louisiana
Household Members: Name Age
Azelie Pompaton 34
Helene Pompaton 5
Michel Pompaton 7
Michel Pompaton 50
Sirile Pompaton 3


Between the years of 1797 and 1799, Michel (Miguel) (pere) Papillon moves to Opelousas, St. Landry Parish.

He then marries Eulalie (Olaya) Simon, the daughter of Nicolas Simon dit La Rouillie LaCour and Mariana (Maria) Castillon. They were married Nov. 17, 1799.

I descend from Alexander (Alexon) (pere) Papillon, born Abt. 1803 and died Sept. 6, 1858. He married Brigitte (Petz) Paire.

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Alene Papillon
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1803
Birth Place: Louisiana
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): St Landry, Louisiana
Household Members: Name Age
Alene Papillon 47
Brigitte Papillon 48
Auguste Papillon 10
Brigitte Papillon 8
Michel Papillon


1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Brigite Paire
Age in 1860: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Saint Landry
Home in 1860: Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Female
Post Office: Grand Coteau
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Brigite Paire 60
Auguste Papillon 21
Brigitte Papillon 15
Mithel Papillon 18
Celeste Guillory 22
Brigitte Sterlin 5

Harrison Thomas LaTour
LaTour Genealogical Collection

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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