Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sentimental Sunday

On 07 August 1836, Ettiene Banet and his family, [wife Francois, and children: Louis, Alexandre, Francois, Josephine, Isidor and Ferol] arrived in New Orleans on the Brig. Criterion. They arrived from France.

Ettiene later Anglicized his name to "Stephen".

Ettiene and Francois were my great-great-great grandparents. They had a total of 12 children. Part born in France and part in this country. The children born here were nearly twenty years younger than the older ones. When Ettiene and Francois died, there was a great upheaval over their father's will that tore the family in two. The separation remains with many of the older generations still living to this day.

I was very excited to be able to locate this ship's passenger list on a couple of years ago. It has been a real treasure to our family!

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

For sure! Neat!

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Bill ;-)
Author of Back to the Homeplace