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Isabelle Darois (abt. 1698 - 1765)

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Isabelle "Elisabeth" Darois aka Trahan, Breau
Born about in Rivière Aux Canards, Grand Pré, Acadiemap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married 8 Nov 1717 in Grand-Pré, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Wife of — married 6 Jun 1734 in Beaubassin, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified 5 Oct 2019 | Created 2 Dec 2013
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Sylvain Breau is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 2 Left. Listed with him is Isabelle Darois, his wife. [1]

Isabelle Darois, daughter of Jerome Darois and Marie Gareau was born in Acadie about 1698. She married Rene Trahan, son of Jean Trahan and Marie Boudrot 8 Nov 1717 at Saint Charles des Mines. [2] She bore 7 children, was widowed, remarried[3], was imprisoned, immigrated to Louisiana where she and many others in the group died soon after being settled in the Attakapas Territory. Some of her children immigrated to Louisiana but two others were deported to France.
Isabelle died 10 October, 8 months after arrival in Louisiana and was buried soon after. [4]
Marriage (1) Rene TRAHAN 8 Nov 1717 in Grand Pré, Acadia, 7 known children. [5]
Children-all born in Acadie, Nouvelle-France
  1. Jean TRAHAN b: 18 Mar 1719
  2. Marie TRAHAN b: 17 Sep 1721
  3. Paul TRAHAN b: 16 Dec 1723
  4. Michel TRAHAN b: Abt 1726
  5. Joseph TRAHAN b: Abt 1728
  6. Ursule TRAHAN b: Abt 1730
  7. Rene TRAHAN b: Abt 1732
Marriage (2) Sylvain Breau 6 Jun 1734 in Beaubassin, Acadie [6]
Census: 12 Aug 1763 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [7]
Immigration: Feb 1765 New Orleans, Orleans with a group led by Joseph Broussard where in April 1765, Silvain Braud received a receipt for 1208 livres in ordonnances and 1130 livres 10 sols in billetes [receipts] in Canadian money.[8] [9]


  1. Title: The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial; Author: Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; Personal copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard; p. 13
  2. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Charles-des-Mines (Grand-Pré, N.-É.) - 1869; Canadiana, Heritage, Parish registers: Nova Scotia : C-1869 (Image 586):
  3. Library and Archives Canada Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] : C-1207 Registres de Beaubassin - reel_c1207 MG 6 A 2 (Image 50)
  4. Title: Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; CD 101; copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard
    Text: DAROY, Isabelle d. 10 Oct. 1765, bur. 12 Oct. 1765. Fr. Jean FRANCOIS, "cure de la nouvelle Acadie" [pastor of the new Acadia] (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #25)
    DAROY, Isabelle bur. [sic] 10 Oct. 1765, Recorded: 12 Oct. 1765. Fr. Jean FRANCOIS (SM Ch.: v.1, p.13)
  5. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999. Copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard; pp. 470 & 1541.
  6. Title: Acadian Church Records, vol. II; Author: Milton P. and Norma Gaudet Rieder; Publication: Metairie, LA: Authors, 1976; Note: Covers year 1712-1748. Includes transcripts of Beaubassin, Acadia church registers, now at the Archives of the Mayor of La Rochelle, Charente Maritime, France. Source published by Karen Theriot Reader,; p. 42
    Text: Witnesses: Joseph VIGNEAU; Joseph HUGUN [sic].
  7. [Note: She was the widow of Rene Trahan and the 6 children are from that marriage.] Title: Acadian Exiles in the Colonies; Author: Janet Jehn; Publication: Covington, KY: Author, 1977; Personal copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard; p. 251
    Text: Cyles BRAU widow (sic), six children.
  8. See here for a scan of the document provided by the Acadian Museum in Erath, Louisiana. The document is on a microfilm "France, Archives des Colonies, C 13a Louisiana General Correspondence v. 45 p. 29".
  9. Posting by Roger Rozendal in Jun 2006, regarding the Acadians who were imprisoned by the British in Acadie and later immigrated to Louisiana. Sylvain and Isabelle aren't mentioned specifically in the article however.
    Text: Sylvain and his wife came to New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1765 with Joseph Broussard where in [5?] April 1765, he received a receipt for 1208 livres in ordonnances and 1130 livres 10 sols in billetes [receipts] in Canadian money (RECEIPTS April 1765). They then went on to Attakapas with Joseph Broussard. There on 10 October 1765, Isabelle Darois was buried (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v. 1, #25; SM Ch.: v. 1, p.13-Hebert v. 1A p. 216) and two days later on 12 October 1765, Sylvain Breau was buried (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v. 1, #24; SM Ch.: v. 1, p. 13-Hebert v. 1A p. 116).


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Darois-11 and Darois-25 appear to represent the same person because: Same person
posted by Tom Patin

Isabelle is 18 degrees from Peter Roberts, 13 degrees from Emma Smith and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.