dit Boucher was born 1634 at Normandie, France Died:
1690 at: St. Thomas, Montmagny, Québec, Canada
Marie MARTIN (daughter of Pierre Rene Martin and Marie
Catherine Olivie Vigneau) about 1661 at: Port Royal, L'Acadie, New
France (now Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada). Marie was born
1637 at Annapolis, Port Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada and died 17 Sept
1714 at Quebec City, Québec, Canada.
Pierre Morin and Marie
Martin had the following children;
i. Pierre MORIN Born: 1662 at Port Royal,
L'Acadie Died: 15 APR 1741 at: St. Thomas, Montmagny, Québec, Canada
He married Francoise CHIASSON 8 NOV 1682 at Beaubassin,
ii. Louis MORIN Born 1664 Died after 1688
iii. Antoine MORIN Born: 1666 at Beaubassin, L'Acadie
Died 14 Jan 1718
iv. Marie Anne MORIN Born about 1668 at:
Beaubassin, L'Acadie Died 12 Aug 1745 at Québec, Canada. She married
Rene DENEAU Jean Claude LOUET about 1690 at Beaubassin,
v. Marie MORIN Born about 1670 at Beaubassin,
L'Acadie. She married Jacques COCHU Jean PINET 8 Nov 1682 at
vi. Jacques MORIN Born 1672 at
Beaubassin, L'Acadie Died: 30 Dec 1704 He married Marie Anne
LEVERGNE 3 Feb 1698/99 at: Québec City, Québec, Canada.
Jacques MORIN Born: 2 March 1685/86 Died 1757
Marie Charlotte JEANNE 1704 at Lauzon, Levis, Québec, Canada.
viii. Charles MORIN Born about 1674 at Beaubassin,
L'Acadie Died about 1724. He married Anne Therese MINET 23 May 1719
at Québec City, Quebec, Canada.
ix. Marguerite MORIN Born
1676 at Beaubassin, L'Acadie Died after 1694 She married Claude
x. Jean Marie MORIN Born 8 Oct 1680 at
Beaubassin, L'Acadie Died 30 Jan 1717 at Québec, Canada. He married
Marie Elisabeth HUBERT 18 Nov 1715 at Quebec City, Québec, Canada.
xi. Jacques Francois MORIN Born 23 Sept 1682 at
xii. Simon Joseph MORIN Born 8 Jan
1684/85 at Beaubassin, L'Acadie
tragic odyssey of Louis Morin, the son of Francoise and Pierre Morin
Documentation from «Les Morin d'Acadie»,
by Archange Godbout
It seems that Pierre
Morin dit Boucher and 19 of his close relations including wife,
Francoise; his son, Pierre Morin II, Jacques Cochu and Rene Deneau;
his son-in-law, Pierre Draper; his brothers-in-law, Pierre Gaudin
and Pierre Pellerin; his nephews, Jean Chiasson and Michel Chiasson;
the brothers-in-law of Pierre Morins son, were all banished from
Beaubassin in 1687. Pierre Morin dit Boucher's son, Louis Morin, was
said to have made a child with a young lady of Beaubassin. It seems
that she was from a family of high standing. Monsieur Trouve,
priest, hears the young girls confession, and concludes against
Louis Morin. The officer of Roy imprisons Louis and ships him back
to France. Enforced by Mr. de Meneval, governor of Acadie, 19 close
relations to Louis Morin were banished from Beaubassin and the
colony. The goods of these families were confiscated with the profit
going to the father of the young lady.
There is no doubt that
the Morin family would have faired better if they would have taken
their case to Quebec, where Governor Menneval would have had no say
in the matter. However, Morin, undoubtedly, did not make a point of
going to spread out their miseries in the
Courageously, while his son was inserted in the fogs
of the ocean not to reappear any more, the old man Pierre Morin,
with the help of his other children, tried to create a new
establishment. After being struck by a cruel injustice, the Morins
saw emerging on all sides much sympathy and many offers of help, for
they had been a family of high social standing. Help in
reestablishing a home came from Michel LeNeuf de Lavalliere, and
Richard Denys who to repair the wrongs of his family, among others,
helped establish the Morins in Ristigouche, in bay of
The Morin family is found at the bay of Chaleurs in
the spring of 1688 "They came to shelter in the shade of its house
and its warehouse, to some steps of the micmacque mission."
Morin family took refuge in Quebec after the death of Pierre Morin
dit Boucher, deceased into 1690.
All things considered, if a
momentary shade could pass on the Morin family by failure of one of
its members, -- and how many a little family doesn't count " a black
sheep "? -- Let us recognize that, by its courage, its know-how, its
standing, it reached a social standing that many noble families had
been able to envy to him.
My precarious translation of the text, from French to English,
concerning this incident.
MORIN Born: 1662 at: Port Royal, L'Acadie, died 15
April 1741 at: St. Thomas, Montmagny, Québec, Canada. He married
Francoise CHIASSON (daughter of Guyon "Dion" Chiasson and
Jeanne Bernard) on 8 Nov 1682 at: Beaubassin, L'Acadie. Francoise
was born 1668 at Beaubassin, L'Acadie.
Pierre Morin and
Francoise Chiasson had the following children;
MORIN Born 23 Dec 1683 at Beaubassin, L'Acadie Married 10 JAN
1707 at St. Thomas, Montmagny, Québec, Canada Died 4 Feb 1767 at St.
Pierre, Ile d'Orleans, Québec, Canada. He married Marie Francoise
ii. Barbe MORIN Born about 1686 She married Michel
HARBOUR 1600/00 in Mont-louis, Quebec.
iii. Marie MORIN
Born about 1688
iv. Sebastien MORIN Born about 1691 Died
15 Nov 1756. He married Francoise BLANCHET 3 Nov 1717.
Denis MORIN Born 7 Aug 1694 at
Quebec, Canada He married Marie Madeleine BOULET 20 Nov 1718 at
Riviere du Sud, Québec, Canada.
vi. Agathe MORIN Born 31
March 1697 at Montmagny, Québec, Canada Died 31 July 1733. He
married Jacques BOULET 6 Jan 1715 at St. Thomas, Montmagny, Québec,
vii. Michel MORIN Born 1699/1700 at Mont-Louis Died
20 June 1767. He married Marie FREGEAU 1727
Baptiste MORIN Born 22 April 1702 at Mont-Louis
Antoine MORIN Born 16 Oct 1704 at Montmagny, Québec, Canada
x. Charles MORIN Born 16 Jan 1706/7 at Montmagny, Québec,
xi. Marie Francoise MORIN Born 19 May 1709 at
Montmagny, Québec, Canada
The first four
children were born at Beaubassin, but this family moved to Québec
some time between 1691 and 1694. All children are listed as having
been married and buried there, mostly in the areas of St. Pierre du
Sud, St. Francois du Sud, and Montmagny.
MORIN was born 7 AUG 1694, Québec City, Canada
BAPTISM: 7 AUG 1694, Beaubssia Arcadia, Nova Scotia DEATH: 20 SEP
1768, Québec. He married Marie-Magdeline (Madelaine Boulet)
BOULAY (daughter of Jacques Bouleay and Francoise Fournier)
on 20 NOV 1718, Riviere Du Sud, Montmagny, Quebec. Marie-Magdeline
was born 7 Apr 1693, Montmagny, QC, Canada BAPTISM: Apr 1693, St
Jean, Ile d'Orlean, QC, Canada DEATH: 17 Apr 1765, St Pierre de la
Riviere du Sud, Nova Scotia
Denis Morin and Marie-Magdeline
Boulay had the following children:
i. Jean Moyse
MORIN married M. Josette GAGNE 23 Nov 1750 at St Michel
Joseph A. MORIN married Marie
Louise Ladner 2 June 1778
iii. Madeleine MORIN married
Joseph FONTAINE on 22 Feb 1745 at St Pierre de la Riviere du Sud,
MORIN was born about 1739, St Pierre de la Riviere du
Sud, Nova Scotia, died about 1805, Mississippi Gulf Coast
married Marie Louise (Ladner) LADNIER (daughter of Nicholas
LADNIER and Marie Anne Madeline PACQUET ) on 2 JUN 1778 Marie was
born SEPT 1760, Cat Island, Mississippi, baptized on 31 OCT 1761
Joseph Morin and Marie Louise Ladner had the following
i. ***Joseph MORAN
II born 6 Nov 1778, BAPTISM: 20 NOV 1785, New Orleans,
Louisiana Died before Oct 1843
ii. Nananet MORIN born 19
NOV 1779 BAPTISM: 20 NOV 1785, New Orleans, Louisiana
Marie Juana MORIN born 12 NOV 1780 BAPTISM: 20 NOV 1785, New
iv. Marie Joseph MORAN born in 1782
BAPTISM: 20 NOV 1785, New Orleans, Louisiana. Died 1859 BURIAL:
Little River Cemetery; Bayou la Batre. She married Jean Baptiste
LADNER on 13 Oct 1802
v. Pelagie MORAN born 18 Nov 1783.
She married Jean Baptiste CARQUOT on 5 May 1801
vi. ***Pierre MORAN born 17 Nov 1784 BAPTISM:
20 Nov 1785, (SLC) bk #1 pg 397 act 1227. Married Judith NICAISE
(Judique Nicaise) on 25 NOV 1805, Pass Christian, Mississippi.
vii. Francois MORAN born 1789 BAPTISM: 22 APR 1801, Cat
viii. Louise Desiree "Pouponne" MORAN
born 1791 BAPTISM: 22 APR 1781, (SLC) bk #2 pg 77a Cat Island,
Mississippi. Married Gilbert "Julbare" LADNER on 7 JAN 1807.
Helene MORIN born 1793 BAPTISM: 22 APR 1781, Cat Island,
Mississippi. MarriedBasile LADNER in 1817
x. ***Jean Baptiste MORIN born 1795 BAPTISM:
22 APR 1801, Cat Island, Miss.
Joseph MORAN II
BIRTH: 6 NOV 1778 in Mobile, Alabama, BAPTISM:
20 NOV 1785, New Orleans, La. DEATH: BEFORE OCT 1843 Joseph married
Marguerite PANQUINETTE on 7 Oct 1806 in New Orleans, New Orleans,
Louisiana. Marguerite was born about 1782 in New Orleans, New
From Montreal Canada came three brothers
Maurin (now Moran) Family
1. ***Joseph Moran Homesteaded on Back Bay of
Biloxi, North side of the bay.
2. ***Pierre Moran Homesteaded back of Pass
Christian on the Wolfe River.
Baptiste Moran Homesteaded on Cat Island in
Joseph Moran married an Indian Princess named "Noatima or Notima",
the daughter of "Apahaha" an Indian Chief of the Choctaw Tribe.
Noatima's treasures and jewelry are in the possession of the United
States government. As all valuables where taken away from the
Indians and were never returned to them.
Attorney William T. Weir
of Philadelphia, Miss. said they were still in the possession of the
US government, labeled as her property.
Noatima loved to travel a
lot and she had 300 slaves to guide her on her trips. She died in
1846. Hear say she died in New Orleans, Louisiana, of the "Yellow
Plague", and they brought her body back at night on a schooner and
buried her that same night to keep the plague from spreading.
was buried on the Moran grounds, before the Moran Cemetery was
fenced off by one of their sons. Joseph Moran was the one to give
the Cemetery property. The Moran Cemetery is now on Santa Cruz
Avenue in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Joseph Moran and Noatima had the
1.(M) Joseph Moran III n.1805 d. 1880 m.
2.(F) Celina Moran m. Pierre
3.(F) Clair Marie Moran m. Celeste Ladner
Virginia Moran n. 4 Sept 1820 d. 17 Jan 1891 m. James S.
5.(M) Francois Moran n. 1815 d. 1887 m. Catherine
Joseph Moran III was born in 1805 at
Seymour, on Back Bay of Biloxi, Mississippi. He married (#1)
Virginia Fayard. She was born 26 March 1814 in Woolmarket,
Harrison County, Mississippi. She died 9 March 1842 and is buried in
Woolmarket by her parents. Joseph died in 1880 at Seymour and is
buried in Moran Cemetery.
He married (#2) Caroline (Coralie)
Ladner (daughter of Joseph Ladner and Rosalie Fayard) about
1843. Caroline was born 22 Dec 1805.
Morans had a large kiln where they made charcoal. Back in 1865 after
the "War with the States", Joseph with his son Jean Baptiste had a
sailing schooner named "Clements" which they used to deliver their
charcoal to New Orleans, Louisiana.
All of Joseph Moran's
children were born in Seymour, Harrison County,
Joseph Moran and Virginia Fayard had the
1.(F) Marie Louise Moran n. 26
Oct 1833 m. Bernard Sartain m. Francois Taltivall
Victoria Moran n 3 March 1835 d. 15 Dec 1885 m. Celeste
Fayard m. Richard Louis Boney
Baptiste Moran n. 6 Aug 1836 d. 1 June 1924
Virginia Moran n. 20 April 1838
Moran n. 25 Dec 1839 d. 24 Jan 1891 m. August W. Newman
Joseph Moran IV n. 19 Feb 1841 d. 28 June 1914 m. Catherine
Reference to properties that
bordered Joseph's property at Back Bay, Mississippi.
described from the Deed Records (Book 11, p. 95) of Harrison County
During the February Term of 1866, the Harrison County Board
of County Police granted John Steele a license to operate a public
ferry across the Back Bay of Biloxi. About 1868, he assigned his
ferry rights to Ramon J. Quave (1852-1908), who would become known
as "the father of the village of Seymour (D'Iberville)".
13, 1868, the Steeles purchased a tract of land on the north shore
of Back Bay from the State of Mississippi. The Mill Property
consisting of 65 acres in Section 18 T7S-R9W. This tract was two
arpents fronting on the Bay of Biloxi by 35 arpents more or less in
depth between parallel lines; Joseph Moran to the west, John
L. Henley to the north, and Pierre Quave to the east. .
site became known as Steele's Landing, and in the 1870 US Census,
John Steele is shown to be a retail grocer in the village of Back
Jean Baptiste Moran was born 6
Aug 1836. He married Lavinia Parker 6 Feb 1867. Lavinia was
born 27 April 1843 at Rose Hill, Parker's Creek, Harrison County,
Mississippi. She died 16 March 1894 in Seymour and is buried in
Oaklawn Cemetery with her parents. Jean Baptiste died 1 June 1924
and is buried at Biloxi Cemetery, Mississippi. Headstone
Moran was in the "Confederate Navy", and was released after the War
between the States in Mobile, Alabama. He had to walk back home to
Biloxi, Mississippi. He was also one of the first volunteer firemen
in the Biloxi area.
Jean Baptiste Moran and Lavinia
Parker had the following children:
1.(M) John P.
Moran n. 25 Jan 1869 d. 9 July 1949 m Josephine E.
2.(F) Joseph James Moran n. 16 March 1871 d. 17 Dec
1954 m. Viola Seymour m. Cecelia Fountain
Virginia Moran n. 27 Nov 1873 d. 22 Aug 1922 m. Joseph
4.(F) Cora Lavinia Moran n. 27 Nov 1878 d. 27 Oct
5.(M) William Antoine Moran n. 28 Nov 1880 d. 28 Jan
1965 m. Ophelia Mallette
6.(F) Mary Elizabeth (Mally)
Moran n. 1 March 1883 d. 23 Feb 1944 m. Moise Ryan
Laura Victoria Moran n. 17 June
1885 d. 4 May 1982
Laura Victoria Moran was born 17 June
1885 in Seymour, Harrison County, Mississippi. She married
Charles (Charlie) M. Trochesset. Charles was born 17, Jan
1883 in Covington, Louisiana. He died in April 1970. Daily
Herald, 6 May 1982, reads in part; Mrs. Laura Moran Trochesset,
96, died Tuesday in Vicksburg. A native of Biloxi, she had lived in
Vicksburg for seven years. She had been a member of St. John
Catholic Church, Biloxi. Survivors include two daughters, Sister
Mary Andrew (Ruth), Vicksburg, and Mrs. Thelma Tell, New Orleans;
two sons, Carl Trochesset, Biloxi, and Vernon Trochesset, New York;
12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandson. .... Burial will follow in Biloxi Cemetery. Photo of Laura
Moran and Charlie Trochesset
Laura Victoria Moran and
Charles Trochesset had the following children:
Genevieve Trochesset (Sister Mary Andrew) n. 16 Dec 1906
is a Catholic Nun in the order of Sister's of Mercy
John Trochesset m. Thelma Lanny
3.(M) Thelma Marguerite Trochesset n. 27 June
1909 d. 7 Aug 1991
4.(M) James Cecil Trochesset n. 25 Nov
1913? m. Barbara
5.(M) Vernon Anthony Trochesset n. 5 Jan
1920 m. Elsie Benson
Thelma Marguerite Trochesset was born
27 June 1909. She married Gerald Edward Tell 4 Sept 1929. He
was born 15 April 1904 and died 19 May 1982. Thelma died 7 Aug 1991.
50th Anniversery Photo
Thelma Trochesset was a housewife and spent her spare
time painting. Present generations still have her
Thelma Trochesset and Gerald Tell had the
1.(F) Ruth Evelyn Tell was born
2.(F) Geraldine (Gerry) Emelda Tell n. 14 Dec
1931; d. March 2000; m. Jacque (Jack) Rovira (n. 12 Dec 1928 d. July
1978) . Their children are 1. (F) Jacqueline Elizabeth Rovira m.
Blaine Western 2. (M) Randall David Rovira m. Pam ; their children
are: Alison, Courtney, and Chase (M) Stephen Michael Rovira m.
Jeanne ; their children are: Joshua, Jeremy, Savannah, and
3.(M) Gerald Edward Tell, Jr. was born (Private)
m. Carole Walters m. Linda Marie Pennison. Gerald and Carole's child
is (M) Tracey Arthur Tell.
4.(M) Ronald Arthur Tell was born
Ronald Arthur Tell born
(Private) in New Orleans, Louisiana. He married: 1st wife,
Dianne Lucille Staunton on 9 June 1973 in New Orleans,
Louisiana. Dianne was born 31 Jan 1951 d 12 Nov 1997 Metairie, LA.
Married: 2nd wife, Kathy Jean LaCombe (Broussard) 26 February
2000 in Harahan, Louisiana. Kathy was born (Private) in Fort
Dix, New Jersey.
Ronald (Ron) was in the
US Air Force. He received his MBA at Washington State University and
is employed by (IBM) International Business Machines. He started
fixing vacuum tube based computers in 1973 and worked his way up to
instructing classes on designing Internet
Ronald Tell and Dianne Staunton had the
1.(F) Rachel Evelyn Tell born
1.(M) James Savan
Broussard, Jr. (Jaime) was born (Private) in Lake
2.(M) Eric Wayne Broussard was born
(Private) in Lake Charles, LA. He married Chandra Stelly, 20
November 1999 in Grand Lake, Louisiana.
Special thanks to
Ruth Evelyn Tell, who has
helped me so much with this MORAN
1st five generations from the "BIOGRAPHY OF JEAN
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