||Eliza McFaddin |
- At a very early age Eliza fell in love with a young Acadian Frenchman who worked for her father. They eloped to Louisiana where they were married and remained until the spring of 1838. Apparently being forgiven by her father, the couple crossed the Sabine River into the Republic of Texas on May 15th and settled on a farm just north of Beaumont.
Also living in the household in 1850 was Maguire's aged father, Jean Baptiste ("Jonas") Chaison, age 105. He was a native of Nova Scotia who had come to America to fight with the rebellious colonists in the American Revolution.
Maguire and Eliza (McFaddin) Chaison had seven children, five of whom lived to maturity. Their accomplishments, and those of their children, were especially noteworthy. As biographer Martin writes in her book, " The Chaisons can never be forgotten in Beaumont. To say nothing of the famous Jean Baptiste (Jonas), there are three Chaison Additions in the city, three streets named for family members, . . . and [daughter-in-law] Clara Chaison was one of the founders of Beaumont's Westminster Presbyterian Church.
1. More Early Southeast Texas Families, by Madeleine Martin, Nortex Press, Quanah, Texas, 1978. pp. 29-31.
2. Charlsie E. Berly, "French American Patriot of the American Revolution, Jean Baptiste Chaison (Chiasson)," The Texas Gulf Coast Genealogical and Biographical Record (November, 1975, No. 1 and November 1976, No.1), Vol. XL, pp. 11-29 and Vol. XII, pp. 51-103.
[email David McFadden 21 July 2000]
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||James A. McFaddin, b. May 05, 1789, Montgomery county, Tennessee, USA , d. Mar 27, 1845, Natchitoches, Natchitoches parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 55 years) |
||Elizabeth Mackey, b. Abt 1795, North Carolina, USA , d. 1846, Jefferson county, Texas, USA (Age ~ 51 years) |
||Lisbon (now Lake Charles), Louisiana, USA
||Jefferson county, Texas, USA
||McGuire Chaison, b. Mar 01, 1809, Louisiana, USA , d. Nov 06, 1859 (Age 50 years) |
||Jun 18, 1835
||Opelousas, Saint Landry parish, Louisiana, USA
1850 census, TX, Jefferson, Nov 13, HH 254
McGuire Chesson, 41, M, LA
Eliza, 30, F, LA
Jefferson, 11, M, TX
Sarah, 9, F, TX
James, 6, M, TX
Caroline, 4, F, TX
John, 1, M, TX
John B. Chesson, 105, M, Halifax
1860 census, TX, Jefferson, Beaumont, pct 1, p 67, July 16, HH 406
Eliza Chishon, 38, F, LA
T. Jefferson, 21, M, TX
James, 15, M, TX
Caroline, 13, F, TX
John, 10, M, TX
Celestine, 7, F, TX
McGouir, 5/12, M, TX
Julious Chamous, 17, M, TX
|+||1. Thomas Jefferson "Jef" Chaison, b. 1839, Texas, USA , d. Aft 24 Jul 1897 (Age > 58 years)|
|+||2. Sarah Chaison, b. Abt 1841, Texas, USA , d. Bef 1880 (Age ~ 38 years)|
|+||3. James Chaison, b. 1844, Texas, USA , d. |
|+||4. Caroline Chaison, b. Abt 1846, Texas, USA , d. 1878 (Age ~ 32 years)|
| ||5. John Chaison, b. Abt 1849, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. |
|+||6. Cellestine Chaison, b. 1853, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. Bef 1885 (Age < 31 years)|
| ||7. McGuire Chaison, b. Abt Feb 1860, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. |