Note: Note: According to Rev. Donald Hebert in the (SWLR) John Abshire is from Germany no parents mentioned and possibly spent some time in Pennsylvania.
He married Francoise Hargrave daughter of Benjamin Hargrave and Rebecca Galtney, perhaps right after they arrived in Louisiana.
If you will notice the entrys at their childrens birth it mentions Germany or Pennsylvania.
If you notice at the marriage of their daughter Rosalie in 1800 it states that they have been in the parish for 21 years.
ABSHIRE, boy (Jean APCHERE - "forgeron au Vermilion" (blacksmith at Vermillon) bur. 22 Jan. 1785 at age 2 mths. Fr. GEFFROTIN (SM Ch.: v.3, #31) This entry gives us a clue as to his profession. (blacksmith at Vermillon)
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