For the past 30 years, I have been documenting the history of the TRAHAN family in America, from Guillaume Trahan who immigrated here in the 1600's to the current Trahan families in Texas and Louisiana. My research has produced over 19,500 names in various family lines, including TRAHAN, DUHON,BOURGEOIS, LEGER, VINCENT, BOYNTON, BIARBE/BEARD, BROUSSARD, PRUETT, DUHON/DUON, BRADDOCK, SEAY, AND MARIONNEAUX.
This homepage is an ongoing project and is updated every 3-4 weeks to include new information and to correct any errors that have been found. If you find these reports to be helpful, I would be very pleased to hear from you. I am very interested in sharing information with others who have mutual family lines and interests. Please feel free to call, write, or contact me by e-mail. Also, if you find information that is incorrect, please feel free to contact me about this. I strive to keep information as current and correct as possible since many people have access to this. Finally, the information on this home page has been collected from various sources, including numerous individuals who sent family information to me. If you are listed on the home page and wish to have your name removed, please let me know. Good luck with your genealogical hunting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Sincerely, Don Trahan
For additional information on the TRAHAN family, please visit the TRAHAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION Home Page. This site contains information about the Family Association, Acadian history, reunions, and other events. To visit this web site, simply click on "Trahan Family Association" below.
UPDATED!! A file on Descendants of JEAN BAPTISTE DUHON and AGNES HEBERT has been added to the home page. This file has over 5,000 individuals and will be expanded more over the next couple of months. If you have DUHON files you would like to see added to the data base, please contact me.
UPDATED!! A file on Descendants of PIERRE VINCENT and ANNE GAUDET has been added to this page. This file has recently been expanded to include about 13,000 individuals and will be enlarged even more over the next couple of months. If you have VINCENT family files you would like to see added to this data base, please contact me.
Additionally, to make room for this report, the file on Descendants of GUILLAUME BEARD has been removed from this home page as a genealogy report and added as a Related Link below.
- Joseph Dupre Trahan and Martha Mae Pruett (35 KB)
Joseph Dupre (1886-1963) married Martha Mae Pruett (1884-1972).
- Divine Azelie Trahan and children (88 KB)
Divine Azelie Trahan (Born 1891), daughter of Onezime Trahan and Eva Duprea Beard, married Eugene Dupuis.
- Trahan Coat of Arms (27 KB)
Family Motto: Pride, Recognition, Continuity.
Copyright Trahan Family Association 1998.
- Commerative Sign for the Gaudet Family (63 KB)
This sign commemorates the Gaudet family that settled the town originally named Gaudetville. This was renamed Windsor by the British.
- Ruby Trahan and Charles Martin, Sr. (51 KB)
Ruby (Born: 1908), daughter of Joseph Dupre Trahan and Martha Mae Pruett, married Charles Martin, Sr.
- Joseph Dupre Trahan (78 KB)
(1886-1963) Joseph married Martha Mae Pruett. They were parents of Wilson Everett Trahan.
- Wecome sign at Port Royal, Nova Scotia (70 KB)
This sign welocomes visitors to the site of the model of the original settlement at the site of Port Royal, Nova Scotia. Don Trahan is pictured.
- Donald Everett Trahan and Shirley Lyons (20 KB)
Don (Born 1951) married Shirley Lyons (Born 1952).
Photo taken May 18, 1974 on the day they graduated from Lamar University. They married 6 weeks later.
- Aimee Elisa Broussard (46 KB)
(1841 - ?) Taken Abt. 1905. Aimee Elisa married Dupreville Biarbe/Beard. They were parents of Eva Duprea Biarbe. Child in photo is Melizia Marie Trahan (b. 1899), sister of Joseph Dupre Trahan.
- Kitchen at recreation of Port Royal Settlement (62 KB)
This scene is from the kitchen of the recreated French settlement at Port Royal. Shirley Trahan pictured.
- Beatrice Trahan and Joseph Gilbert Hymel (35 KB)
Beatrice Trahan, (Born 1907), daughter of Joseph Dupre Trahan and Martha Mae Pruett, married Joseph Gilbert Hymel (Born 1909).
- Owen Fountain Pruett and Martha Sofronia Thomas (43 KB)
Owen Pruett (1853-1919) married Martha Thomas (1859-1942). They were parents of Martha Mae Pruett.
- Port Royal Settlement: Recreation at original site (86 KB)
This is a scene of the inner courtyard of the recreated French settlement at Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
- Martha Mae Trahan and Authur Frank Turicchi (35 KB)
Martha Mae Trahan (Born 1920), daughter of Joseph Dupre Trahan and Martha Mae Pruett, married Arthur Frank Turicchi (Born (1922). Child is Kenneth Edward Turicchi. Photo taken in 1941.
- Inner Courtyard at Fort Royal Settlement (82 KB)
This scene is from the inner courtyard of the recreated French settlement at Port Royal. Don Trahan is pictured.
- Jessie Agnes Marionneaux and Otto Ross Wyatt (50 KB)
Jessie Marionneaux (1907-1988), daughter of Charles Jacob Marionneaux and Ada Hargoua, married Otto Ross Wyatt (1907-1946). Photo taken 1928 in Beaumont, TX.
- Maude Mary Marionneaux (88 KB)
(1903-1961). Taken Abt. 1938 in Beaumont. Maude married Elbert Wirt Boynton.
- French Settlement at Port Royal, Nova Scotia (57 KB)
This picture is taken from the outside of the recreated French settlement at Port Royal.
- Harold Ivan Trahan (29 KB)
Harold Ivan Trahan (Born 1924) was the son of Joseph Dupre Trahan and Martha Mae Pruett. Picture taken Abt. 1942.
- Statue of Evangeline at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia (67 KB)
This statue commemorates the contribution of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's story of Evangeline to Acadian history. Recreated chapel at Grand Pre is in the background.
- Family of Gus Wirt Boynton and Minnie Asa Braddock (20 KB)
Gus Wirt Boynton (1869-1942) married Minnie Asa Braddock (1873-1963). Pictured also are their sons (L to R): Joseph Gaines, Charles Thomas, Evan Ross, and Elbert Wirt. Photo taken December 25, 1941 at farm in China, TX.
- Chapel and Shrine at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia (54 KB)
This recreated chapel at Grand Pre serves as a shrine to the Acadians who inhabited Grand Pre and surrounding areas. The original chapel was burned by the British.
- Chapel/Shrine at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia (65 KB)
Another view of the reconstructed church at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
- Charles Jacob Valcourt Marionneaux (38 KB)
(1870-1948) Taken in Beaumont, TX. Charles married Ada Hargoua.
- Minnie Asa Braddock and Nancy Braddock (51 KB)
Minnie, on left, lived 1873-1963. She married Gus Wirt Boynton. Nancy, on right, was born in 1875.
She married Charlie Hamby.
- Joel Duverne Braddock (36 KB)
(1842-1930) Joel D. Braddock married Lucy Cavendish.
- Family of Elbert Wirt Boynton & Maude Marionneaux (40 KB)
Elbert Boynton (1900-1962) married Maude Mary Marionneaux (1903-1961). Pictured also are children, Sherrill Elbert Boynton and Peggy Ruthe Boynton. Photo taken Abt. 1929 in Beaumont, TX.
- Minnie A. Braddock, Elbert Boynton, Cynthia Trahan (28 KB)
Minnie Asa Braddock, her son Elbert Wirt Boynton, and her g-granddaughter, Cynthia Gail Trahan. Photo taken abt 1960 in back yard of Boynton home at 50 23rd Street in Beaumont, TX.
- Memorial at the site of the Acadian Deportation (143 KB)
This marker notes the actual site of the Acadian deportation fron Grand Pre in 1755. Acadians were loaded at the wharf onto small boats and taken to the larger British transports in the nearby bay.
- Cleobule Trahan & children, Mary Lena & Robert Lee (53 KB)
Cleobule Trahan (1890-1955) married Helene Duhon. Pictured also are Mary Lena Trahan (Born 1910) and Robert Lee Trahan (Born 1912).
- Commmemorative marker at site of deportation (142 KB)
This marker describes the iron cross placed near the old wharf, now mostly underground, where Acadians were loaded onto boats for deportation from Acadia.
- Elbert Wirt Boynton and Evan Ross Boynton (45 KB)
Elbert Wirt Boynton (1900-1962) on right and older brother, Evan Ross Boynton (1897-1964). Photo taken in 1912 in Bessmay, Texas.
- Evelina Trahan & daughter, Clara Mae DuPiue (33 KB)
Evelina Trahan (1880-1947), daughter of Onezime Trahan & Eva Duprea Beard, married Lessard DuPiue. Pictured also is their daughter Clara Mae.
- Iron Cross at Grand Pre (45 KB)
This is the actual Acadian Cross dedicated in 1924 to the memory of the Acadians deported from this location near Grand Pre.
- Lucy Cavendish (45 KB)
Lucy (1844-1921), older woman on right, married Joel D. Braddock. Exact spelling of Lucy's last name is uncertain. Also pictured are Alma Mae Robinson Braddock and Joel Quinn Braddock. Photo taken Abt. 1918.
- Julien (Jules) Trahan (1855-1928) (80 KB)
Julien Trahan moved to Montana and married Agnes Cordella Tremblay. Their children gave rise to numerous descendants in the Montana and Northwest regions of the United States.
- Dyke land as it appears today (52 KB)
Much of the fertile farm land of Acadia was land reclaimed from the sea through the building of dykes. This is dyke land near Grand Pre as it appears today.
- Donald Everett Trahan (55 KB)
(Born 1951), Married Shirley Lyons. Photo taken July 4, 1985 at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.
- Joel D. Braddock and 2nd Family (68 KB)
Joel D. Braddock & Leuretta Dodd with twins Jewel & Homan and youngest child J.D.
- Trahan/Leger Memorial at Sainte-Famille Cemetary (77 KB)
This marker was dedicated to the Trahan and Leger families who lived in the region now surrounding the Sainte-Famille Cemetary, which is a short distance south of Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.
- Charles J. Marionneaux and Ada Hargoua (48 KB)
Charles (1870-1948) Married Ada Hargoua (1875-1928).
- Leazy (Lise) Adam Trahan (63 KB)
Leazy (Lise) Adam Trahan (1897-1948) married to Elisa Broussard.
- Marker at Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetary (91 KB)
In this century, excavation of land being cleared for construction unearthed this old cemetary site. Many Trahans lived in this area and may well be buried in this plot of land. All graves are now unmarked.
- Donald Everett Trahan: Wild & Wooly!, Circa 1971 (56 KB)
Donald Everett Trahan (Born 1951), son of Wilson E. Trahan & Peggy Boynton. Photo taken in Beaumont, TX.
- Wilson Everett Trahan (52 KB)
(1922-1990) Photo taken about 1942 while serving in the United States Navy during World War II.
- Donald James Trahan and Maria Boone (77 KB)
Donald James Trahan (Born 1934), Son of Leazy Adam Trahan and Elisa Broussard, married in 1966 to Maria Boone.
- Peggy Ruthe Boynton (61 KB)
(1927-present). Photo taken in 1944 at South Park Junior College/Lamar. Peggy married Wilson Everett Trahan.
- Leazy Adam Trahan and Elisa Broussard (78 KB)
Leazy Adam Trahan (1897-1948), son of Onezime Trahan and Eva Duprea Beard married in 1916 to Elisa Broussard, daughter of Edward Broussard & Julienne Dubois.
- Joel Duverne Braddock (1842-1930) (36 KB)
Married (1) Lucy Cavendish (2) Lueretta Dodd
- Charles Jacob Valcourt Marionneaux @ Ada Hargoua (48 KB)
Jacob (1870-1948) married Ada Hargoua (1875-1928) on February 24, 1892.