VALLE

Valle, in all probabillty is a surname of local derivation from the French val or vallee, a narrow vale or small valley.

THE FAMILY IN FRANCE.
I

   HONORABLE CHARLES VALEE, as the name was originally spelled, was born about 1584, died and was buried in the choir of St. Saens, district of Rouen, France, January 27, 1658.
   He married (first), November 11, 1607, Fleurence de Sahurs, of the parish of St. Saens. He married (second), December 25,1616, Jehanne Elie, of the parish of St. Raurert (Raurert may not be correct, the original was faded). He married (third) Anne Elie.
   Children of the first marriage:
     1. Marie, baptized October 18, 1609, probably died young.
     2. Marie (again), baptized April 13, 1612.
     3. Nicholas, baptized april 5, 1614; married (first), in the church of St. Maclou, May 15, 1638, Francoise Mouflart, who was born in 1617 and buried August 15 1650, in the church of St. Saens; married (second), about January, 1651, Marie Dufour.
   Children of the second marriage:
     4. Jehanne, baptized January 26, 1620.
     5. Mathieu, baptized February 9, 1621; married, at St. Vivien de Rouen, July 23, 1651, Catherine Colombel, of the parish of St. Vivien, daughter of Denis and Catherine (Jouenne) Colombel.
     6. Pierre, baptized at the church of St. Saens, District of Rouen, France, December 7, 1622.
     7. Anne, baptized September 14 1624.
     8. Catherine, baptized February 14,1626, died March 7, 1721; married Jean Hellot.
     9. Marguerite, baptized May 31, 1627, died November 19, 1713; married, in 1649, Martin Eudes.
     10. Jeanne Marguerite, baptized October 18, 1628.
     11. Elizabeth, baptized April 27, 1630.
     12. Marie, baptized September 28, 1631.
   Children of the third marriage:
     13. Jacques, baptized February 1. 1634, died July 21, 1634.
     14. Susanne, baptized November 8, 1635.
     15. Charles, baptized October 15, 1637.
     (Records furnished by Mrs. Ida M. Schaaf of St. Marys, Missouri, which cite records in the archives of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, and "Supplement with Additions and Corrections to Notes on the Genealogy of the Valle Family," by Marie Louise Dalton, Vol. II, of the Missouri Historical Society Collections.)

II

   PIERRE LA VALLEE, as the name is spelled in this and the two succeeding geneations, son of Hon. Charles and Jehanne (Elie) Valee was baptized at the church of St. Saens, District of Rouen, France, December 7, 1622, godparents, Pierre le Cain and Renea Guerambourt. He resided in the parish of St. Saens.
   Pierre La Vallee married Madeleine Dumesnil.
   Children:
     1. Pierre, was born in the District of Rouen, France, in 1645
     2. Jean, married Marie Martin.

   (Ibid.)

THE FAMILY IN AMERICA
I

   PIERRE LA VALLE, son of Pierre and Madeleine (Dumesnil) Vallee, was born in the District of Rouen, France, in 1645, and died at Beauport, Province of Quebec, Canada. According to notes in the archives of Notre Dame de Beauport by Jean Langevin, the following record identifies him as a surgeon and names his brother, Jean:
   Pierre La Vallee, Master Surgeon, husband of Therese La Blanc. was originally of the parish of Saint Saens at Rouen, like his brother Jean (who) married Marie Martin.
   The date of his arrival in Canada is not known, but it was before 1665.
   Pierre La Vallee married, in Quebec, Canada, January 12, 1665, Marie Therese Le Blanc, who was born in Quebec in 1651, daughter of Leonard and Marie (Riton) Le Blanc.
   Children:
     1. Pierre, baptized at the end of the year, 1665.
     2. Marie, born in 1668; married Jean Parent at Beauport, February 10, 1687.
     3. Susanne, baptized at Quebec, March 16, 1670; married, at Beauport, February 10, 1687, Rene Rodin.
     4. Marguerite, baptized at Quebec, February 21, 1672; married, at Beauport, November 30, 1690, Jean de Rainville.
     5. Pierre Vincent, baptized at Quebec, October 13, 1672; married (first), at Beauport, November 23, 1699, Marie Madeleine Vachon, who died in 1703; married (second), July 21, 1704, Madeleine Couralt.
     6. Michel, born in 1677; married, at Beauport, February 3, 1712, Genevieve Baugy.
     7. Charles, born at Beauport, Province of Quebec, Canada, in 1679.
     8. Nicholas Marie, baptized at Beauport, April 28, 1681; married (first), at Beauport, November 22, 1712, Marie Louise Lefebvre, who died in 1730; married (secend), at Quebec, July 23, 1736, Marie Anne Benoit.
     9. Marthe, baptized at Beauport, April 25, 1683; married, at Riviere Ouelle, August 28, 1702, Charles Miville.
     10. Marie Charlotte, baptized at Beauport, September 21, 1685; married, at Beauport, August 22, 1707, Pierre Cheuveau.

   (Ibid. Marie Louise Dalton - "Notes on Genealoy of Valle Family," in archives of the Missouri Historical Society Collections, pp. 54-82.)

II

   CHARLES LA VALLEE, son of Pierre and Marie Therese (La Blanc) La Vallee, was born at Beauport, Province of Quebec, Canada, in 1679, and died there February 22 1753, aged seventy five years.
   He married, at Beauport, Province of Qucbec, Canada, September 12, 1707, Genevieve Maroou, who died at Beauport, May 9, 1756.
   Children:
     1. Charles, baptized at Beauport, March 5, 1709; married (first), at Beauport, January 18, 1732, Genevieve Crete; married (second), September 7, 1761, Marie Francoise Parent.
       A child of the first marriage was:
       i. Charles, born November 25,1748(?), listed in the Church of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri as "native of the parish of the Nativity of Beauport, son of Charles Valle and the dead Genevieve Crete;" married (first), October 16, 1780, Elizabeth Courturier, widow of Michael Benoit(?) Luvernois; married (second), March 7, 1791, Marianne Corsette, daughter of Francois and Marie Francoise Corsette.
     2. Pierre, baptized at Beauport, October 11, 1710, died in the same year.
     3. Jean, baptized at Beauport, October 8, 1711; married (first), February 5, 1746, Mardleine Monjou; married (second), at Quebec, November 18, 1754, Marie Chevalier.
     4. Marie Genevieve, baptized at Beauport, December 4, 1713; married, July 27, 1739, Jacques Parent.
     5. Francois, born at Beauport, Province of Quebec, Canada, January 2, 1716.
     6. Joseph, baptized at Beauport, February 21, 1718; married, August 29, 1741, Genevieve Parent.
     7. Rene, (twin) baptized at Beauport, December 16, 1719, died January 23, 1720.
     8. Marie Louise, (twin) baptized at Beauport, December 16, 1719, died January 23, 1720.
     9. Marie Louise (again), baptized at Beauport, April 25, 1721; married, February 6, 1747, Jean Baptiste Rochereau.
     10. Louis, baptized at Beauport, December 17, 1722; married, January 8, 1748, Marie Genevieve Monjou.
     11. Pierre Francois, baptized at Beauport, March 26, 1724, died four days later.
     12. Pierre, baptized at Beauport, March 31, 1725.

   (Marie Louise Dalton - "Notes on the Genealogy of the Valle Family," in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society Collections pp. 54-82. Records furnished by Mrs. Ida M. Schaaf of St. Mary's, Missouri, citing records published by the Missouri Historical Society, records of the Church of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and records in the Archives of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.)

III

   FRANCOIS VALLE, as the name is spelled in and after this generation, son of Charles and Genevieve (Maroou) LaVallee, was born at Beauport, Province of Quebec, Canada, January 2, 1716, and died at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, September 23, 1783. He was the ancestor who migrated to the United States and is the founder of the family in Missouri. Leaving his home in Beauport, Canada, to seek new fields and fortune along the Valley of the Mississippi River, he arrived in Kaskaskia, a former post-village in Randolph County, Illinois, prior to 1748. This village has since been destoryed by fire, it was located on the west bank of the Kaskaskia River and was settled by the French at the close of the seventeenth century. It is recorded as being the first permanent European settlement in the Mississippi Valley and was the first capitol of Illinois Territory. In 1750, Francois Valle and his wife arrived at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, which was the first permanent white settlement established west of the Mississippi River in upper Louisiana Territory. It was established and settled in 1735 by Philip Francis Renault. Francois Valle was one of the first merchants of Ste. Genevieve and later served as civil and military commandant. A historic record of this old town is quoted with interest:
   No other town in America is like Ste. Genevieve! It has an inhaitable and unmistakable character made up of the blended architecture and customs of three great nations, France, Spain and our own United States of America. Its rich historical Associations have endowed the community with a mellowed romantic atmosphere that no amount of modernization can totally erase.
   This colorful old Missouri towm nestling in a pocket of the rolling Ozarkian Hills and with the picturesque Mississippi River flowing past its door, is recognized as the first permenent white settlement west of the Father of Waters. The settlement was founded about 1735 by the French, was later turned over to Spain in 1762, retroceded to Napoleonic France in 1800, and lastly in 1803 became a part of the United States by virtue of the Louisiana Purchase.
   The pioneer home of the Valle family on Merchant and Second Streets, a uaintly built stone dwelling is now occupied by H. L. Rozier, a collateral descendant of this family. (This would give time period for when these papers were written.)

   Francois Valle married, at Kaskaskia, Illinois, January 17, 1748, Marianne Billeron, daughter of Leonard Billeron dit Lafattye and Marie Claire Catoise.
   Children, first one born in Kaskaskia, others in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri:
     1. Marie Louise, born in 1750; married, at Ste. Genevieve, October 19, 1771, Lieutenant Louis ?ubrail Villars.
     2. Charles, born in 1752.
     3. Joseph, born in 1756, was killed by the Indians at Mine La Motte, May 17, 1774.
     4. Francois, born January 10, 1758, died at Ste. Genevieve, March 6, 1804; married, there, January 20, 1777, Marie Carpentier, who was born at Fort de Chartres, Illinois, in 1760, and died at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, January 9, 1811, daughter of Henri and Marie (Aubuchon) Carpentier.
     Children:
       i. Marie Francois, baptized September 17, 1778; married, February 6, 1796, Joseph Pratte, son of Jean Baptiste and Marianne (Lalumendiere) Pratte.
       ii. Francois, born December 8, 1779, died in 1841; married, in 1828, Mary A. Kerlagon, a widow.
       iii. Antoine, born July 14, 1783.
       iv. Joseph, born January 5, 1786, was buried june 30, 1787.
       v. Julie, born February 15, 1786, died in 1815; married, October 20, 1801, Walter Fenwick, son of Joseph and Chloe (James) Fenwick.
       vi. Celeste, born in 1788, died in 1808; married, Setpember 26, 1806, George Dullitt, son of William and Mary (Burbridge) Bullitt.
       vii. Catherine, born in 1791, died in 1842; married Robert Brown.
       viii. Emilie, born in 1793; married, November 11, 1813, Walter Wilkinson, son of Joseph and Barbara (Markell) Wilkinson.
       ix. Eulalie Francois, born June 8, 1796, died June 24, 1796.
       x. Child, born September 20, 1797, died same day.
       xi. Charles C., born March 5, 1799; married, September 26, 1820, Melanie Beauvaise St. Gemme, daughter of Barthelmi Beauvis and Marie (Lasouroe) St. Gemme.
       xii. Eulalie, born in 1800.
       xiii. Odile Mathilde, born in August, 1801.
     5. Jean Baptiste,

   (Marie Louise Dalton - "Notes on the Genealogy of the Valle Family," in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society Collections, pp. 54-82. Records of the Valle Family in Ste. Genevieve Church Register, Book #-41, p.7; #-64, p.11; Book B, pp. 9, 16, 23, 29, 32, 41, 45-7; Book D, p. 14; First Book of Burials, pp. 1, 3, 13, 21. Records furnished by Mrs. Ida M. Schaaf of St. Marys, Missouri. Family records.)

IV

   JEAN BAPTISTE VALLE, fifth child of Francois and Marianne (Billeron) Valle, was born at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, September 25, 1760, and died there August 3, 1849. He served as a commandant of Ste. Genevieve. "The Jean Baptiste Valle House," the pioneer home of Commandant Valle is one of the points of interest in this old city.
   Jean Baptiste Valle married, January 7, 1783, Marie Jeanne Barbeau, native of the parish of St. Joseph in Prairie du Rocher, daughter of Sieur Baptiste Barbeau, captain of the militia and commandant of that post, and his wife Marie Jeanne La Grace.
   Children of Jean Baptiste and Marie Jeanne (Barbeau) Valle:
     1. Jean Baptiste, was born September 23 1783, baptized at the Church of Ste. Genevieve, October 19, 1783.
     2. Francois Baptiste, born September 18, 1785, died July 30. 1851; married , August 6, 1811, Catherine Beauvais, who was born in 1787 and died June 3, 1854, daughter of Vital and Felicite (Janis) Beauvais.
     3. Felix, born February 12, 1800, died October 3, 1877; married, January 7, 1823, Odile Celeste Pratte, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Valle) Pratte; she died in 1894.
     4. Louis, born January 16, 1808, died September 23, 1833; married, May 5, 1831, Odile (de Lassus) Pratte, widow of Sylvestre S. Pratte, and daughter of Camille and Mathilde (Villars) de Lassus.

   (Marie Louise Dalton - "Notes on the Genealogy of the Valle Family," in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society Collections, pp. 54-82. Records of the Valle Family in Ste. Genevieve Church Register, Book A, pp.41, 45; Book B, pp. 29. 50. 59. 63. Records furnished by Mrs. Ida M. Schaaf of St. Marys, Missouri. Family records.)

V

   JEAN BAPTISTE VALLE, son of Jean Baptiste and Jeanne (Barbeau) Valle, was born September 23 1783, baptized at the Church of Ste. Genevieve, October 19, 1783, and died at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, January 26,1837. He was a landowner at Ste. Genevieve.
   Jean Baptiste Valle married (first), at Ste. Genevieve, April 4, 1815, Marie Louise Janis, who was born at Ste. Genevieve, June 12, 1798, and died May 4, 1827, daughter of Francois and Palagie (Bionvenu) Janis. He married (second), June 23, 1829, Pelagie Janis, sister of his first wife, who was born September 10, 1804, and died January 15, 1848.
   Children fo the first marriage:
     1. Jean Baptiste, was buried March 18, 1819.
     2. Francois Jules, born January 5, 1820; married, January 17, 1843, Isabelle Sargeant, who was born July 6, 1825, and died December 7, 1880, daughter of Dr. Ichabod and Austis (Brown) Sargeant.
     3. Marie Louise Zoe.
     4. Marie Louise, born February 7, 1827, died October 6, 1890; married Felix Rozier. (Rozier - Family in America - I, child 5.)
   Child of the second marriage;
     5. Mary, born February 12, 1832, died August 7, 1899; married Firmin A. Rozier. (Rozier - Family in America - I, child 4.)
   (Marie Louise Dalton - "Notes on the Genealogy of the Valle Family," in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society Collections, pp. 54-82. Records of the Valle Family in Ste. Genevieve Church Registers, Book A, p. 41; Book B, p. 34; Burial, March, 1787, to March, 1837, p. 24. Family records.)

VI

   MARIE LOUISE ZOE VALLE, daughter of Jean Baptiste and Marie Louise (Janis) Valle, was born at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, December 5, 1821, baptized at the Church of Ste. Genevieve, April 22, 1822, and died at Ste. Genevieve, July 10, 1900.
   She married Francis Claude Rozier. (Rozier - Family in America - II.)

   (Ibid.)

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