17 Jan 1986
I am not an authority on anything, but my hobby is researching the people
who were in the Arkansas during the colonial period.
FRANCOEUR is familar to me. I have records indicating the family was
in the Arkansas as early as 1742. All that I have concerning Agnes is
a secondary source record that her marriage to a Jean Jollin 28 May
1770 and the baptism of Agnes JAULIN, apparently their child, is to be
found in the Ste. Genevieve Church Registers. Date of Baptism given
as 10 Dec 1770. I am also very interested to learn that Agnes Francoeur
married a second time. Do you have the original entries from the Registers?
My information concerning Jean Jollin (variously spelled) ends with this
note. However, I have a considerable amount of information on Francoeur.
If you would care to complete the enclosed chart showing your line, giving
all dates and places known to you, I will check to see what I have. Are
you interested in Francoeur? Or, only in Jollin since your name indicates
you may still carry the dit of the name?
I am quite involved at present with preparation of a volume to records
to be published by our local historical society in honor of the 300th
anniversary of the establishment of Arkansas Post in l686. If you are
interested in sharing and exchanging, I will go through my materials when
I learn the extent of your interests. I do not work for fees (this would
make work out of my hobby) but do charge (or ask) reimbursement for postage
and photostats if supplied.
FRANCOEUR is mentioned in the Abstract of Catholic Records of Arkansas in
two marriage records... sons of Agnes's sister Marie Jeanne in 1793. Should
you desire a copy, I understand a few are still available from our historical
society at $9.00 postpaid. Check should be made payable to the Grand Prairie
The family to which Francis LaRose you mention in Arkansas is known to me.
This family originates with a recruit for service in Louisiana colony who
left on the Navire Le Don de Dieu from the Isle of Re (France) in November
1756 for LA whose surname was VESSIERE (VASSIERE) which became corrupted
to VIZZER with descendants still in Arkansas county.