Tejano History

Barbier Infant

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BARBIER INFANT. In the fall of 1688 a child was born to Gabriel Minime, Sieur de Barbierqv, and his wife in the Texas colony founded almost four years previously by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. This infant, of whom neither the given name nor the sex is known, was the first child of record born in Texas of European parents and the offspring of the first recorded European marriage there. 


Full article on the Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of Texas Online

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