|General Robin is the great, great, great
granfather of W.C. Pete Lavergne. General
Robin's son Napoleon (1812-1892) fathered
Emile (1844-1931) and Emil fathered Auguste
(1876-1962), the grandfather of W.C. Pete
Lavergne, who fathered his mother Louise
(1904-1988). General Robin's father was Francois
Simon Dositee (1760-1834) and Francois's
father was Joseph Pascal Robin (1735-?)
General Robin arrived in this country shortly
after Napoleon's defeat and exile, and he
first settled in St. Louis, Mo. Later he
came to St. Landry Parish, and settled near
what is now Leonville. He had five sons,
of these we have traced the names of four
-- Frank, Napoleon, Theodule (who is portrayed in his mothers
arms), and Elisiphor.
Numa, Placide and Michele were sons of Frank
Simon who was the son of Theodule Emile who
was the son of Napoleon,. He married a Darby
and his children were: Homer, Auguste, Edouard,
Emar, Gaston, Marie and Ida. Of this last
named family, all are living except Edouard.
This picture is in the possession of Mr.
and Mrs. E.E. Chauvin of Opelousas.
Pete researches Lavergne and Bourque on the
parental side and the Robin and Quebedeau
or Quebedeaux on the maternal side. The Lavergnes
migrated to New Orleans from France, The
Bourque could have come from Nova Scotia.
The Robin's came from France as Joseph Pascal
Robin was born abt. 1735 and also died in
France. The Quebedeau were in the U.S. since
1845 as his great grandfather was Joseph
Demosthenes Quebedeau who was born 1845 and
died 1903. There is no proof as to whether
they came from Nova Scotia.
See newspaper clipping