"L'ancêtre des Babin en Acadie, Antoine, demeurait à Port-Royal."
Antoine est né vers 1626 ou 1631 en France. Il épousa Marie Mercier, fille d'un homme inconnu et de Françoise Gaudet vers 1662.
Entre vers 1663 et 1684, le couple a eu 11 enfants:
Antoine est mort à Port-Royal (Annapolis Royal, Édouard Nouvelle Écosse, Canada) entre 1686 et 1688.
The Acadian Babin Family stems from one man, Antoine Babin, who lived at Port-Royal (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada). He was born in France around 1626 or 1631. Around 1662 he married Marie Mercier, daughter of an unkown Mercier and Françoise Gaudet. According to the depositions of his descendants, Antoine came to Acadia from France with his wife.
Christophe Babin and Renee Rou appear in some family trees as Antoine's parents, but we are not aware of any sources that support that.
Between around 1663 and 1684, Antoine and Marie had 11 children:
↑ 2.02.1 Some base his age on the census closest to his birth (1671) where he is listed as 45 years of age; Stephen White bases his age on the 1686 Census where he is listed as 55. In his DGFA (English supplement page cxxxiv), for ages that are inconsistent, White usually takes the most consistent, followed by the one closest to the person's birth, unless the age appears to be a rounding off and easily divisible by 10 or 5. It is not clear to me why he chose the 1686 census age in this instance. Perhaps his wife Marie was rather young in 1671 (25) to have a 9 year old, which would make her 15 when she got pregnant.
1671 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Antoine BABIN, farmer, 45, his wife, Marie MERCIER 25; Children: Marie 9, Charles 7, Vincent 5, Jeanne 3, Marguerite 1; cattle 6, sheep 8 and 2 arpents of cultivated land.
1678 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Anthoine Babin & Marie Mercier; 1 acre; 4 cattle & 2 sheep; 3 boys: 15 1663; 13 1665; 3 1675; 6 girls: 11 1667; 9 1669; 7 1671; 5 1673; 3/M 1678.
1686 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Antoine BABIN 55, Marie MERCIER 40; children: Vincent 21, Marguerite 16, Catherine 14, Anne 12, Antoine 10, Magdelaine 8, Francoise 5, Jean 2; 1 gun, 1-1/2 arpents, 10 cattle, 12 sheep, 8 hogs.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Antoine by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Antoine:
The biography and the details do not match. The bio says he was born in France around 1626 or 1631. DGFA says 1631. He is now connected to Vincent Babin as father---not sure why. Often seen as Christophe Babin & Renee Rou, but Michelle Brooks site linked below shows that Antoine was baptized 6 May 1620 which seems too early for him.
Lianne & Don, I do agree. I am on my phone right now so it wouldn't be wise for me to attempt the disconnects - because it's best to make a note of the profiles removed (on all profile pages involved) so it will be noticeable for future viewers that may want to "re-add" or create new profiles. If the changes are only noted in this section (comments) it can be moved out of sight as more comments are added.