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10-155 FRANCOIS ISAAC LEBAS son of son of son of Jean and Jeanne (Magdeline) LeBas was born 1754 in Noirville, Normandy, France, died 30 May 1853 in Gosport,Owen County, Indiana1, and was buried in Van Buskirk Cemetery, Bean Blossom Township, Monroe County, Indiana. He married SARAH JENNINGS 1784 in Virginia, daughter of Augustin and Hannah (Williams) Jennings.She was born 1756 in Fredricksburgh, Spotsylvania, Virginia, died 1850 in Gosport, Owen Co, Indiana2, and was buried in Van Buskirk Cemetery, Bean Blossom Township, Monroe County, Indiana.
More About Francois Isaac Leabo:
Served in Saint Leger's Co. Regiment de Soissonnais in American Revolution.
Spelling of surname changed to Leabo when he immigrated to U.S.A.
Children of Francois and Sarah are:

9-179 i. NOAH LEABO,b. 11 January 1786, Virginia;
 d. 25 March 1870, Molalla, Oregon.
  ii.   SUSAN LEABO, b. 1790, Virginia or Indiana3.
  iii.   RACHEL LEABO; m. Clutter Wagoner4.
9-187. iv.   JACOB LEABO, b. 10 September 1795, Knox, Tennessee; d. 10 June 1880, La Fayette, Yamhill Co., Oregon.
9-181 v.   JOSIAH LEABO,b. 1788, Virginia.
9-190 vi.   SARAH LEABO,b. 1796.
9-192 vii.   ELIZABETH LEABO,b.1798.
9-194 viii.   CATHERINE LEABO,b. 1799; d. 08 November 1894.
  ix.   Isaac Zimri Leabo, b. 1800, Memphis, Tennessee 5, m. Stevenson.
  x.   Lucinda Leabo6 ,b. 1802; m. Noah Stien, 28 November 1834, Monroe Co., Indiana7.

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1. Title::"International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Francois Isaac (LeBas) Leabo Gender Male Birth 1754 Noirville, Normandy, France
Death 30 May 1853 Gosport, Owen, Indiana, USA Burial Van Buskirk Cemetery SE of Gosport, Owen County, Indiana PARENTS Father LeBas Media Type: Web page URL:
   Title: Senate Document No 77, 58th Congress, 2nd Session. Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2.
   Title: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Global Searcht Source Text: Carol Ann Hansen Family Tree
Name: Francois Isaac (LeBas) LEABO Sex: M Birth: 1754 in Noirville, Normandy, France Death: 30 MAY 1853 in Gosport, Owen, Indiana, USA Burial:VanBuskirk Cemetery SE of Gosport, Owen County, Indiana.
Note: Francis Isaac Leabo came to America with General Marquis de Lafayette in 1779. He was born in Normandy, France about 1754, and died about 1840, at Gosport, Indiana, at the home of his daughter Catherine Leabo VanBuskirk. He is buried in the VanBuskirk Cemetery. one and one half miles southwest of Gosport, The cemetery is a historical one, having soldiers buried there from every war of the United States. except the world wars, and is called Little Arlington.Francis Isaac Leabo married Sarah Jennings, an English Lady, in 1784 in Virginia. She was born about 1756, either in Virginia Oregon England. They lived a short time in Virginia, then moving to Kentucky, then to Knox Co. Tenn. Later to LaPorte Co. Indiana. Francis Isaac Leabo served as an officer under Lafayette in the Revolutionary War. A relative in Indiana gave the history that he served as Lafayette's aide and, as such, his name appears on Lafayette's Monument in New York City. However this has not been verified as being true. Supposedly, Sarah Jennings wedding slippers were a gift from Lafayette, and are still preserved among the relatives in Indiana. Reading the things concerning Lafayette, we find that he returned to the U.S. in 1784, the years these ancestors of ours were married, and we are told in history that he came to Virginia where he visited friends, so the conclusion is that he attended the wedding of Francis Isaac Leabo and Sarah Jennings. After the above was written and read at a family reunion in 1931, a relative,made the statemnet that according to his family legend, Lafayette served as groomsman at the wedding, and that General George Washington was also a guest. Sarah Jennings Leabo died about 1850 at the home of their daughter Catherine, and rests beside her husband. The U.S. Goverment placed a stone at the grave of Francis Isaac Leabo. Mable Steerwalt, granddaughter of Catherine VanBuskirk, took active part in the ceremony as a DAR Officer [eiscot@aol.com .FTW]

Francois Isaac (Leabo) LeBas: French Soldier in the Soissonnais Regiment at Yorktown By his fifth great grand son, Captain Oran Roberts, CAARNG My ancestor, Francois Isaac LeBas, father of Noah Leabo and grandfather of the 1846, Oregon pioneer, Isaac Leabo, came to America with the French army under General Count de Rochambeau in 1780. He was born in Noirville, Normandy, France in 1754, and when he was approximately 25 years old, he enlisted as a private in Captain Saint-Leger's company of the Soissonnais Regiment on February 13, 1779 (Les Combattants Francais ... , 283) . "Most [of the soldiers] were in their twenties and were serving their first eight-year enlistment..."(Kennett, 23). Regiment de Soissonnais Accord ing to records, the Soissonnais Regiment is one of the oldest French regiment s, having been formed in 1598, out of very select "gentilshommes." "It still clings to its ancient motto, the words of a sergeant who was killed in the h our of victory, 'What does it matter? We have won the battle.'" (Bonsal, 26). In 1791, the regiment lost its name of Soissonnais, and was designated as the 40th Infantry Regiment. The Officers of the Regiment The 1st colonel and commander of the Soissonnais Regiment during the American campaign was the Count, Felix d'Olieres de Saint-Maisme. He, like other career officers, had pur chased his colonelcy. "The colonel proprietor ... owned the regiment as a whole in much the same way as the captains owned the individual companies" (Duffy , 71). The 2nd Colonel of the regiment was the Vicomte de Noailles (Louis-Marie), the cousin and brother-in-law to Lafayette, who married his sister, Adrienne de Noailles. Another officer in the regiment, who followed the Vicomte de Noailles as the 2nd Colonel, was Count Louis Phillipe de Segur. These two men were very close friends with Lafayette and had volunteered to leave with him when he first sailed for America. However, the resistance of their powerful families prevented this. When the King finally sent his expeditionary army to assist the Americans, they were allowed to go with their regiment. The commander of my ancestor's infantry company was Captain Charles Louis Boe l De Saint-Leger. De Saint-Leger's unit was a fusilier company, not one of the elite grenadier Oregon chausseur (light infantry) companies. Captain de Saint- Leger was promoted to Capitaine de Chausseurs on March 19, 1780, prior to the Battle of Yorktown. He was most likely replaced by Francois Armand de Sinety, who was promoted in the regiment to Capitaine Commandant on April 15, 1780 . Lieutenant-General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Count de Rochambeau ( 1725-1807). The commanding general of the Expedition Particuliere--the codename given to the French expeditionary army sent to help the American Revolution -was Lieutenant-General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Count de Rochambeau . "Rochambeau had chosen to take with him the regiments of Bourbonnais, Saintonge, Soissonnais, and the German regiment of Royal Deux-Ponts. They werent either the oldest nor the most prestigious regiments in the army, but he judged them to be well officered and disciplined. They were near at hand, and the returns of January had shown them to be at full strength with 67 officers and 1,148 men" (Kennett, 22). In all, about fifty-five hundred soldiers sailed with Rochambeau (Perkins, 303). They were well equipped and armed with the St. Etienne 1777 model muskets and siege cannons.
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2. Title: "Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch Source Text: Sarah /Jennings/ Gender Female Birth 1756 Fredericksburg, Spotsylvinia, VA Death 1850 Gosport, Owen, IN Burial Van Buskirk Cemetery, Gosport (Owen) Indiana ALTERNATE NAMES (1) Leabo
PARENTS Father Augustin /Jennings/ Mother Hannah /Williams/
MARRIAGES (1) Spouse Francois Isaac /Leabo/Marriage 1784 Virginia Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:


3. Title::"International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Susan Leabo Gender Female Birth 1790 Virginia PARENTS Father Francois Isaac Leabo (Le Bas) Mother Sarah Jennings Media Type: Web page URL:
     Title: "Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch Source Text:
Susan Leabo Gender Female Birth 1790 Indiana PARENTS Father Francis Issac Leabo Mother Sarah Jennings Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:


4. Title::"International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Rachel Leabo Gender Female Birth 1792 Virginia PARENTS Father Francois Isaac Leabo (Le Bas) Mother Sarah Jennings Media Type: Web page URL:
   Title: "Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch Source Text:
Rachel /Leabo/ Gender Female Birth 1792 Knox Co, Tenn Death 1880 ALTERNATE NAMES (1) Clutter PARENTS Father Francois Isaac /Leabo/ Mother Sarah /Jennings/ Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:
   Title::"International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Rachel Leabo Gender Female Birth 1792 Indiana PARENTS Father Francis Issac Leabo Mother Sarah Jennings Media Type: Web page URL:


5. Title::"International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Isaac Zimri Leabo Gender Male Birth 1800 Tennessee PARENTS Father Francois Isaac (LeBas) Leabo Mother Sarah Jennings Media Type: Web page URL:
   Title: "Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch Source Text: xxz Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:

6. Title::"International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch Source Text: Lucinda Leabo Gender Female Birth 1802 Va Or Tenn PARENTS Father Francois Isaac Leabo (Le Bas) Mother Sarah Jennings Media Type: Web page URL:

7. Title: "Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch Source Text: Noah /STINE/ Gender Male Birth 23 December 1812 North Carolina PARENTS Father Elias /STINE/ Mother Mary (Mrs.) /STINE/ MARRIAGES (1) Spouse Lucinda /LEABO/ Marriage 28 November 1834 Monroe Co.,Indiana Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL: