For 20 years I have been tracing my proud Cajun families, who lived for several generations in and around Lake Arthur and Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish. My g-grandfather was Onezime Trahan who married Eva Duprea Biarbe/Beard.
Eva was the daughter of Dupreville Biarbe and Emelisa Broussard. Onezime, from what I have determined was the son of Joseph Paul Trahan and Marie Josephine Duhon. Onezime and Eva Duprea had numerous children, including (1) Evelina who married Lessard DuPiue, (2) Eva Duprea m Israel Dubois,
(3) Onezie m Lesima Guidry, (4) Lelema m Phillp Broussard,
(5) my grandfather Joseph Dupre who married Martha Mae Pruett, (6) Isaac m Odile mallet, (7) Clobule m Ellen Duhon,
(8) Divine Azelie m Eugene Dupuis, (9) Onezime, (10) Alce m
Melisa Trahan, (11) Melizia , Raymond Istre, (2) Hamilton
Joseph, (14) Felix m Marguerite Vincent.
Clear documentation regarding whether Onezime's father was, in fact, Joseph Paul Trahan is lacking although some documents do seem to support this. If this is correct, the genealogy of this line can easily be traced to Nicholas Trahan in France. I am very interested in obtaining a more complete genealogy of the descendents of Onezime's children, many of whom still live in southwest Louisiana. I will be happy to share additional information I have obtained. Also, it would be helpful if anyone has actual documents to link Onezime to Joseph Paul Trahan. Finally, I have never been able to determine the parents of Emelisa Broussard who married Dupreville Biarbe. Can anyone help with this?
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