(Source: 17 Apr 2008: J.A.R.M.: New York City Public Library)
"Also, there were other Pearsalls who also carried the name Smith. Lastly, I think the Thomas Purcell that was mentioned in the will of John Laboyteaux was Hannah's [Pearsall/Purcell] brother." There were "Purcells or Pearsalls at Conewago, PA." J.A.R.M., 18 Apr 2008
(Source: LABOYTEAUX PAPERS: Beth Zaring via Buzz Carmichael: Isaac N. Laboiteaux Application: Society of the Sons of the American Revolution)
"John Laboyteaux, Fourth Battalion-Captain Lazarus Pine Co., Payed-Off 1777."
"Captain John Laboiteaux recruited a company in New York City, and went into the Naval service, and was killed in action on board the Ship Aurora in New York harbour (sic). One of his sons, a mere lad, was on board with his father at the time of the attack. The son was taken prisoner and confined for several months on board the Old Prison Jersey.
(Source: LABOYTEAUX PAPERS: Elizabeth "Beth" Zaring via Buzz Carmichael)
Will is in abstract form on what looks like a large index card:
John Laboyteaux of Philadelphia
Will #1085, Page 247
Colonial New York Land Papers
(Hist. Lib. 974:N567)
Will dated: 5-21-1780
to wife Hannah
1. John Laboyteaux
2. Saml Smith Laboyteaux
3. Peter Laboyteaux
4. Gabriel Laboyteaux
5. William Laboyteaux
6. Hannah Laboyteaux
7. Nancy Laboyteaux
Executor: Thos. Pearsall of NY City, merchant
Benj. Helms of NY City, atty.
Proved in Pennsylvania
(Rec. ut supra, p. 107)
LABOYTEAUX, LABERTEAUX, LABERTEW
LA BOYTEAUX, LA BOITEAUX, LABOITEAUX
LeBATTEUX, LeBITOUX, LeBOITEAUX,
LeBOITEUX, LeBOYTEAUX, Le BOYTEULX,
BETTIEU, PATOU, PETUE, etc.