The Brig Criterion arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in August of 1836, having sailed from Le Havre, France. Among it's many passengers came my great-great-great-grandparents, Ettiene Banet and his wife Francoise Bidaine, and several of their children.
"LIST OF PASSENGERS
REPORT and List of the Passengers taken on board the Brig Criterion of Portsmouth [??]
whereof William Tisdale is Master, burthen two hundred & forty one tons and 89/95ths of a ton, bound from the Port
of Havre France for New Orleans"
We then skip down to line 29 where we find the following [which is continued onto the second page]Etiene BANET 41 Male Farmer Place of Birth: France Dest: US
The young boy, Isidor, who is only 3 at the time of their arrival to New Orleans, was my great-great-grandfather.
The family were stonemasons by trade, and they migrated north to Floyd County, Indiana where descendants can be found to this day.