My great grandfather was Ozemee Labiche. His daughter Anna Labiche Babin was my grandmother. Her son, Shirly (unusual man's name) Babin was my father. My father said he was born on the Hope Plantation in Garyville, LA.
I would love to know if anyone has the names of Ozemee's parents. Also where was Ozemee born? Or where his wife was born, Adele Ory. Also I would like any family stories about Ozemee or Adele. I understand Ozemee's parents were quite poor and gave their children to relatives. Does anyone know who these relatives were?
My father, Shirly Babin ( son of Anna Labiche) went to live with Ozemee and Adele when his mother died in childbirth when he was 3 years old, in 1906. I would like information on his childhood. I am not sure where they lived.
Are any of you related to the Ory's who owned and lived in the San Francisco Plantation in Reserve I believe on the river road? My father said he lived there also for a short time...but not sure if he meant the Hope Plantation instead. My father left Garyville as a young man in his 20's but his sister, Bernice Babin Falgoust lived there her whole life and still has a number of children and grandchildren in Garyville.
Feel free to post here, but email me privately as well....as I am not sure I will have access to this site again. Thank you so much.
Cecilia Babin Kerstiensckerstiens@hotmail.com