APPENDICES

Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s

BROUSSARD

[BREW-sard, brew-SAR]

ACADIA

François Brossard, progenitor of one of the most notable Acadian families, was born in c1653 perhaps in Anjou, France, to parents still unknown and may have come to the colony in 1671 aboard the ship L'Oranger He married Catherine, daughter of Michel Richard dit Sansoucy, at Port-Royal in c1678.  They settled on haute rivière, now the upper Annapolis River, at a place called Beausoleil.  Not long after his marriage, François "collaborated with Pierre Thibodeau in the colonization of Chepoudy, but he did not go to settle there himself."  In early 1711, François was one of several residents of the haute rivière jailed by British commander Samuel Vetch.  François and Catherine had 11 children, including six sons, all born at Beausoleil, five of whom created families of their own.  Four of their daughters married into the Landry, Doucet, Préjean, and Bourg families.  François died suddenly at his farm on haute rivière in December 1716, in his early 60s

Oldest son Pierre, born in c1683, married Marguerite, daughter of Abraham Bourg, at Port-Royal in January 1709.  They had nine children, including two sons who married into the LeBlanc family and settled at Minas.  Two of their daughters married into the Boudrot and Préjean families and settled at Port Toulouse, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, where their father Pierre moved by 1722.  Pierre worked as a navigateur at Port-Toulouse. 

François, fils, born in c1695, died at Annapolis Royal in November 1717, age of 22.  He did not marry.  

Claude, born in c1697, married first to Anne, daughter of Vincent Babin, fils of Pigiguit and widow of Abraham Bourg le jeune, at Grand-Pré in October 1718.  Their sons married into the Landry and Aucoin families and settled at Pigiguit, Rivière-du-Nord-Est on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, and on Île Royale.  Claude remarried to Marie, daughter of Claude Dugas and widow of Abraham Bourg, at Port-Royal in November 1754.  Claude died in Maryland during Le Grand Dérangement.  

Alexandre dit Beausoleil, whose nickname came from the haute rivière village where the Broussards lived, born in c1699, married Marguerite, daughter of Michel Thibodeau, at Annapolis Royal in February 1724.  In c1730, they moved to Chepoudy, where her kinsmen lived, and then to LeCran, today's Stoney Creek, on Rivière Petitcoudiac, probably to put more distance between themselves and British authority in Nova Scotia.  In c1740, they moved farther upriver to Village-des-Beausoleils, present-day Boundary Creek, New Brunswick.  

Joseph dit Beausoleil, born in c1702, married Agnès Thibodeau, younger sister of brother Alexandre's wife, at Annapolis Royal in September 1725.  They followed Alexandre and Marguerite to Chepoudy and Petitcoudiac, preferring to settle in territory controlled by France.  Along with older brother Alexandre, Joseph was a leader of Acadian partisans who fought against the British in Nova Scotia during and after King George's War. 

Youngest son Jean-Baptiste, born in March 1704, married Cécile Babin, younger sister of brother Claude's first wife, probably at Annapolis Royal in c1728.  They remained at Port-Royal.  Jean-Baptiste remarried to Anne, daughter of Louis Thebeau, probably at Annapolis Royal in c1748.  Jean-Baptiste died at Mascouche, near Montréal, in July 1770, age 66, after Le Grand Dérangement.  

The family's name evolved from Brossard to Broussard in Acadia.  By 1755, François Brossard's descendants could be found at Annapolis Royal; at Grand-Pré and Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, in the Minas Basin; at Village-des-Beausoleils on the upper Petitcoudiac; at Port-Toulouse on Île Royale; and at Rivière-du-Nord-Est on Île St.-Jean.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this large family even farther.  Descendants of François Brossard ended up in the British Atlantic colony of South Carolina but did not remain there, in France, in the St. Lawrence River valley ... and in South Louisiana:  

After yet another war erupted between Britain and France in 1754, the Acadians were again caught in the middle of it.  When British and New England forces attacked Fort Beauséjour at Chignecto in June 1755, Broussards were among the area Acadians who were serving in the fort as militia, though they may have left the fort a few days before it surrendered on June 16.  Governor Lawrence was so incensed to find so-called French Neutrals fighting with French regulars at Beauséjour that he ordered his officers to deport the Chignecto Acadians to the southernmost British colonies on the Atlantic seaboard.  In mid-October 1755, the British transported Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and his nephew Victor to South Carolina aboard the British warship HMS Syren.  They were transported in chains, under heavy guard, along with other Acadian "troublemakers."  They reached Charleston in late November and were held in close confinement on Sullivan's Island outside of the city.  

Before the deportation ships arrived at Chignecto, some of the Acadians being held at forts Cumberland (formerly Beauséjour) and Lawrence managed to escape, Joseph dit Beausoleil among them.  He rejoined his wife and younger children at Petitcoudiac, and they headed into the wilderness north of their home, not only hiding from the British patrols sent out to capture them but also engaging in what today is called guerrilla warfare, including privateering in the Bay of Fundy to harass British shipping.  For a time, Beausoleil's "headquarters" was at Shediac on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, where he coordinated his resistance activities with Canadian Lieutenant Charles Deschamps de Boishébert, who had commanded French forces on Rivière St.-Jean. 

Sometime probably in the summer of 1756, Joseph dit Beausoleil's brother Alexandre and Joseph's son Victor joined the resistance movement.  Although at first held in close confinement in South Carolina, Alexandre and Victor had been allowed to go to the workhouse in Charleston, from which they escaped.  They made their way through the coastal swamps and marshes into the Carolina backcountry, and, after a long, perilous journey across the face of the Appalachian Mountains, assisted no doubt by Indians friendly to the French, they returned to Acadia to fight again.  Amazingly, Alexandre was in his late 50s at the time, but the rigors of advancing old age could not stop him from rejoining his family.  He and Victor, along with seven other Acadians who had fled from Carolina, appeared at the Acadian settlement on Rivière St.-Jean in June 1756, about the time that other Chignecto exiles who had been deported to South Carolina returned to Acadia by boat.  Alexandre and Victor did not remain on the St.-Jean but moved on to Shediac, where they reunited with their family. 

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British forces deported the Acadians at Minas in late October 1755, sending them to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New England.  The Broussards at Minas went to Maryland.  Claude Broussard of Grand-Pré, who had remarried at Annapolis Royal in November 1754, in his late 50s, died in Maryland.  Claude's son Jean and his wife Anne Landry were deported to Maryland with son Firmin, age 3.  Jean and Anne had at least one more son in Maryland--Jean, fils, born in c1760.  Jean, père died in Maryland in the mid-1760s.  Augustin, son of perhaps Charles Broussard of Grand-Pré, was only 7 years old when he landed in Maryland in 1755.  He soon became an orphan.  

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The Broussards at Annapolis Royal escaped the British round up there in the fall of 1755, spent a terrible winter in the woods and along the Fundy shore, crossed the bay to the French-controlled side in March 1756, and made their way north to the Rivière St.-Jean settlements before joining their kinsmen on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  Jean-Baptiste fought with older brothers Alexandre and Joseph dit Beausoleil in the Acadian resistance.  When his brothers "surrendered" to British forces at Fort Cumberland, formerly French Fort Beauséjour, in late 1759, Jean-Baptiste refused to join them and took his family to Québec.  One account says that his wife, two children, and his mother-in-law died on the way to Canada.  One of his daughters by his first wife remarried at Île Jesus, near Montréal, in June 1761.  Jean-Baptiste died at Mascouche, near Montréal, in July 1770, in his late 60s--five years after his older brothers had died in faraway Louisiana.  

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The Broussards on Île Royale and Île St.-Jean, living in territory controlled by France, escaped the British roundups in Nova Scotia during the fall of 1755.  Their respite from British oppression was short-lived, however.  After the fall of the French fortress at Louisbourg in July 1758, the victorious British swooped down on the islands and deported most of the Acadians there to France.  The crossing to the mother country devastated the family:

Marie Broussard, wife of Honoré Préjean, crossed on the British transport Queen of Spain with her husband and nine children.  Every one of them died at sea.  Jean-Baptiste, age 37, son of Claude Broussard of Grand-Pré, wife Osite Landry, age 28, sons Joseph, age 7, Grégoire, age 2, and daughters Madeleine, age 9, Marguerite, age 5, and Rosalie, age 3, crossed on one of the five British transports that left the Gut of Canso in late November and reached St.-Malo in late January 1759.  Son Jean-Baptiste-Paul was born aboard ship in December.  Only Osite and two of her children--Madeleine and newborn Jean-Baptiste-Paul--survived the crossing.  Marguerite, Rosalie, and Grégoire died at sea.  Jean-Baptiste, père died in a St.-Malo hospital a month after they reached the city, and son Joseph died a month after that.  Osite remarried to fellow Acadian Augustin Boudrot at Pleudihen, near St.-Malo, in August 1760 and gave him at least nine children.  Jean-Baptiste Broussard's unmarried younger brothers Charles, age 26, and Firmin, age 21, also crossed to St.-Malo on one of the five ships.  Firmin and Charles survived the crossing, but the ordeal proved to be too much for Firmin, who died at Buet, near St.-Malo, in late April 1759 and was buried at nearby Pleudihen.  Cousin Pierre-Paul Broussard, age 32, crossed on one of the five ships with wife Madeleine Landry, age 31, sons Jean-Baptiste, age 8, and Pierre, age 1, and daughters Isabelle, age 6, and Marie-Marguerite, age 4.  Pierre-Paul, Madeleine, and two of their children survived the crossing, but two of the children--Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Marguerite--died at Pleudihen in April 1759 no doubt from the rigors of the crossing.  Pierre-Paul's younger unmarried brother François, age 22, also crossed with them and died at the hospital in St.-Malo in February 1759.  

Pierre-Paul and Marguerite settled at Pleudihen and had more children in the area--Joseph-Osithe was born at Buet in March 1760 but died at Pleudihen in August 1761, Charles-Jean was born at Bas Champs in June 1763, Jean-Joseph at La Coquenais in March 1766, and Marie-Josèphe at Bas Champs in August 1768.

Charles settled at Pleudihen and married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Aucoin, at nearby Plouër in October 1764.  They settled at La Coquenais near Pleudihen, where at least three children were born to them--Marie-Isabelle in March 1766, Joseph-Charles in November 1767, and Madeleine-Josèphe in December 1769.  

Some of the Broussards who were deported to France from Île St.-Jean in 1758 ended up in ports other than St.-Malo.  Joseph Broussard of Grand-Pré and Île St.-Jean and his sons Charles, age 15, and Jean, age 13, landed at Cherbourg, where Joseph died in January 1759, age 50, probably from the rigors of the crossing.  Charles married Frenchwoman Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise Castel probably at Cherbourg in c1764.  They had at least five sons, all born probably at Cherbourg--Jean-Charles-Joseph, François, Jacques, Pierre in March 1771, and Joseph-Dominique, called Dominique, in May 1772.  Daughter Bonne-Marguerite was born at Cherbourg in September 1773.  Charles's younger brother Jean married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Honoré Comeau, at Cherbourg in July 1773.  In the early 1770s, Charles, Jean, and their families participated in a venture in the Poitou region that attempted to settle Acadians from the port cities on a nobleman's land near Châtellerault.  Charles's son Louis was born near Vienne, Poitou, in February 1774.  Jean's sons Jean-Baptiste and Joseph were born near Vienne in May 1774 and November 1775.  After two years of effort, the venture failed, and Charles, Jean, and dozens of other frustrated Acadians retreated with their families to the port city of Nantes in December 1775.  Two years later, the Broussards were residing at Chantenay near Nantes, where Charles and Bonne-Jacqueline had two more sons--Guillaume-Médard, born in June 1776 but died two months later, and Jean le jeune, born in February 1778 but died at age 3 in September 1780.  Jean and Marguerite also had at least two more children at Chantenay--twins Florence-Adélaïde and Pierre, born in October 1777, but Pierre died at age 10 months in July 1778.  Charles remarried to Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Barrieau, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay in June 1784.  

Jean-Baptiste-Paul Broussard, the newborn who had survived the crossing from the Maritimes to St.-Malo in 1758-59, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Melanson, at Pleudihen in June 1784.  Their son Jean-Pierre was born at La Coquenais, near Pleudihen, in March 1785.  

In the early 1780s, the Spanish government offered the Acadians in France a chance for a new life in faraway Louisiana, where many of their kinsmen had settled decades before.  Charles and Jean Broussard of Chantenay took up the offer, but cousins Pierre-Paul, Charles, and Jean-Baptiste-Paul of Pleudihen chose to remain in France.  

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Meanwhile, Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard and his fellow Acadians harassed the British as best they could.  In late 1756, they abandoned their "headquarters" at Shediac and moved north to a new camp at Miramichi, also on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, to put more distance between themselves and the British forces at Fort Cumberland.  Their resistance exacted a terrible price.  Obtaining food, clothing, and shelter for their families, especially during the winter, continually burdened the resistance fighters and limited their effectiveness against a well-fed, well-supplied, and comfortably-sheltered foe.  Joseph's wife Agnès was among the many Acadians who died of sickness or starvation at Miramichi during the terrible winter of 1756-57.  Some historians insist that all of the children at Miramichi died that winter.  Son Victor's twin sons may have been among the many who perished.  After the terrible ordeal at Miramichi, the resistance fighters retreated farther up the coast towards the French stronghold at Restigouche, at the head of the Baie des Chaleurs. 

By the autumn of 1759, after four years of unimaginable hardship and the recent fall of Louisbourg and Québec, Beausoleil Broussard and his compatriots responded to a British offer of amnesty.  They agreed to surrender to Colonel Joseph Frye, the commander at Fort Cumberland, to spare their families the horror of another Maritimes winter.  Joseph dit Beausoleil's older brother Alexandre was held as hostage at Fort Cumberland until Joseph and other resistance leaders surrendered the following spring.  However, the British reneged on their amnesty offer, and Joseph and his fellow Acadians continued their struggle from Restigouche.  Beausoleil, along with hundreds of other Acadians, was captured at Restigouche in 1760.  The British held him at Georges Island, Halifax, for a time, and then transferred him to Fort Edward at Windsor, formerly the Acadian settlement of Pigiguit.  There, he managed to communicate with Acadian partisans still on the loose in the area, so the British returned him to Georges Island, where he and his extended family spent the next few years in close confinement. 

In the prison camps of Nova Scotia--at Fort Cumberland and Fort Edward as well as on Georges Island--the Broussards were joined by hundreds of other Acadians whom the British had rounded up at Restigouche, Miramichi, Île St.-Pierre, Île Miquelon, and other places of refuge in the Maritimes region.  Many of them were kin to the Broussards by blood or by marriage and thus were part of their extended family.  They included Acadians named Arseneau, Babineau, Bergeron, Bernard, Boudrot, Bourg, Bourgeois, Breau, Brun, Caissie dit Roger, Comeaux, Cormier, Darois, Doucet, Dugas, Gautrot, Girouard, Godin, Guénard, Guidry, Guilbeau, Hébert, Hugon, Landry, LeBlanc, Leger, Martin, Michel, Pellerin, Pitre, Poirier, Prejean, Richard, Robichaud, Roy, Saulnier, Savoie, Semer, Surette, Thibodeau, Trahan, and Vincent.

Ironically, many of the young Acadians being held at Forts Cumberland and Edward were enticed to return to their former lands and rebuild and maintain the dykes that had transformed their corner of the world into an agricultural paradise.  The New England "planters" who began to occupy Acadian farmland in the Annapolis and Minas basins in 1760 had no idea how to maintain the dykes and aboiteaux that kept the fertile fields from becoming tidal marsh again.  The Acadians worked diligently for their New England "masters" and were paid in Canadian card money.  Despite their plunge from proud landowners to mere laborers on their former lands, many young Acadian prisoners harbored the forlorn hope of living on their fathers' farms again. 

This was not to be.  Charles Lawrence, the great nemesis of all Acadians, died at Halifax in 1760 not long after his promotion to governor, but he was succeeded by Jonathan Belcher, Jr., who hated and feared the Acadians as much as Lawrence ever did.  In July 1762, encouraged by Belcher, the Nova Scotia council ordered the deportation of the Acadian prisoners from the colony--600 of them, including the detainees on Georges Island as well as men held at Fort Edward and Annapolis Royal without their families!  In late August, five ships carried the Acadians to Boston, but the Massachusetts authorities  refused to take them.  In mid-October, the prisoners returned to Halifax and were escorted back to Georges Island.  Broussards likely were among them. 

The war with Britain finally ended with the Treaty of Paris of February 1763.  Article 14 of the treaty gave all persons dispersed by the war 18 months to return to their respective territories.  In the case of the Acadians, however, this meant that they could return only to French soil.  The Acadian settlements in Nova Scotia had not been part of French territory for half a century, and the settlements at Chignecto, Chepoudy, Petitcoudiac, and Memramcook now were part of British Nova Scotia as well, so the authorities in Halifax refused to allow any of the Acadian prisoners in the region to return to their farmsteads as proprietors.  If Acadians chose to remain in Nova Scotia, they could live only in the interior of the peninsula in small family groups, away from their lands along the Fundy shore, or they could continue to work for low wages as laborers on their former lands, now, or soon to be, controlled by New England "planters."  If the Acadians stayed, they must also take the hated oath of allegiance to the new British king, George III ... without reservation.  

Most of the Acadians held in Nova Scotia during the last months of the war were still there in the autumn of 1764.  Nova Scotia's new governor, Montague Wilmot, "tender'd to them" the oath of allegiance as well as "offers of a settlement in this Country."  Most of the Acadians rebuffed the oath as well as the offer.  British leaders in Halifax, led by former lieutenant governor and current colonial chief justice Jonathan Belcher, Jr., still felt threatened by the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia.  They were especially fearful of Beausoleil Broussard and other resistance leaders.  Belcher encouraged Governor Wilmot to remove the Acadians from the province despite orders from London to keep them in Nova Scotia and entreaties from the New England "planters" to retain them as cheap but highly skilled labor.  Wilmot resisted Belcher at first, so the chief justice hatched a scheme to send the Acadians from Halifax to Baskenridge, New Jersey, to work as indentured servants on an English nobleman's land; Belcher's father just happened to be the governor of New Jersey at the time, and the nobleman was one of his father's political allies.  Governor Wilmot also received a proposal to send 30 Acadian families to New York colony to work as indentured servants there.  Luckily for the Acadians, neither scheme came to fruition.

Infected, finally, by Belcher's fear of Acadian treachery, Wilmot proposed to his uncle, the powerful Earl of Halifax, the deportation of the Acadian "prisoners" in Nova Scotia to the British West Indies, but the earl ignored his nephew's scheme.  Determined to be rid of the Acadians, Wilmot conceived a plan that he was certain would discourage them from remaining in Nova Scotia.  First, he crafted a new ironclad oath for them that insulted their Roman Catholic faith.  Most compellingly, and against every directive from his superiors in London, he gave the resistance leaders and their families a hard choice:  either submit to deportation to the British West Indies or remain imprisoned at Georges Island. 

Nova Scotia was no longer a welcome place for the descendants of its original settlers. 

Too proud to work for wages, unwilling to work as indentured servants in colonies where they could lose their religion as well as their culture, unable to return to their precious farms in the upper Fundy basins, and determined not to take the hated oath, the Broussard party had to find a suitable place to put down new roots.  The St. Lawrence valley was a poor choice; they were hearing stories of how the French Canadians treated with contempt Acadian refugees who had settled among them.  Besides, Canada was as much a British possession now as Nova Scotia, and settling on the St. Lawrence would require them to take the oath.  Nor was it likely that Wilmot would allow the troublesome Broussards and their partisan compatriots to settle as close as Québec to their former lands in greater Acadia.  The Illinois country on the upper Mississippi was a viable option, but the British would not let them take the shortest route there via Canada, and France had just ceded the eastern part of Illinois to Britain.  Moreover, Indian uprisings, including one led by the Ottawa chief Pontiac, were ravaging the western frontier, and the fighting there could last for years.

But there were other regions of North America still controlled by France, such as the western bank of the Illinois country in today's Missouri, which they would have to reach via New Orleans.  Rumors of a Spanish cession notwithstanding, the French also retained control of New Orleans and the western bank of the lower Mississippi in what was left of French Louisiana.  France also controlled St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in the Caribbean Basin, where hundreds of Acadian exiles from the British colonies had gone recently to start a new life in the French West Indies.  However, letters from Acadians in St.-Domingue detailed the horrors of the climate and maltreatment there at the hands of French officials.  There was always the mother country itself, where the British had deported hundreds of Acadians earlier in the war and to where the Acadians held in England had been recently repatriated.  But even with permission from the French crown to repatriate to the mother country, a cross-Atlantic voyage would be difficult and expensive ... as would a voyage from Halifax to the French West Indies.  There was much for the Broussards and their kinsmen to consider, and time was running out.  

After much deliberation, the old resistance fighters and their kin chose to go to St.-Domingue.  No higher authority planned their move from Halifax to the Caribbean Basin, though Wilmot was happy to provide them with rations for the voyage.  Pooling the money their sons had saved from months of labor on land their fathers once had owned, the Broussard party left Halifax in late November 1764 aboard a chartered English schooner--over 200 men, women, and children.  They reached Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in January and could see even in that winter month that the island's climate was unsuitable for them.  They had hoped to reunite with relatives there, but many of the St.-Domingue Acadians were either dead or dying from tropical diseases, starvation, and overwork.  Just as disturbing, there was little chance of acquiring productive farm land for themselves in the island's plantation-slave economy.  They could see no future for their children in St.-Domingue, despite its being a French colony.  

So the Broussard party welcomed aboard a hand full of St.-Domingue Acadians related to members of the party, sailed west through the Florida Strait into the Gulf of Mexico, and then on to the lower Mississippi River, gateway to the Illinois country.  They reached New Orleans in late February 1765, their arrival at La Balize, near the mouth of the river, a complete surprise to the French caretaker government still in control of the colony. 

The Broussards were not the first Acadians to come to Louisiana:  a cousin, Joseph De Goutin de Ville, whose mother was a Thibodeau, had come to the colony as a French army officer in the early 1730s, retired, and started a family at New Orleans.  They were not even the first Acadian exiles to find refuge in Louisiana:  21 individuals from four related Chignecto families had reached the colony from Georgia via Mobile exactly a year before the Broussards arrived and settled on the river above the German Coast.  However, the old resistance fighters and their 200 kin were the first large group of Acadian refugees to reach the lower Mississippi valley. 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

While recuperating at New Orleans from their long voyage, the Broussards changed their minds about continuing on to Illinois.  Perhaps cousin Joseph de Ville, who held a land grant in the Attakapas District west of the Atchafalaya Basin, convinced them to remain in lower Louisiana.  As an enticement to remain, Louisiana's acting director general, Charles-Philippe Aubry, encouraged family heads in the party to exchange their Canadian card money for French funds despite royal decrees ending such transactions.  Aubry also offered to settle them on the west bank of the river across from the city, the site of present-day Algiers.  However, the place was low and subject to flooding, thus requiring the building of high, expensive levees, and was "blanketed by dense, hardwood forests," unsuitable for the weary Acadian exiles, most of whom were Chignecto area cattlemen who had lived beside the coastal marshes of the upper Fundy shore.  Before Aubry could concoct another settlement scheme for them, the Broussards again seized control of their collective destiny.  The brothers and several other party leaders made a deal with Attakapas cattleman Jean-Antoine-Bernard Dauterive to settle near his land grant on Bayou Teche and to tend to his livestock for a part of the profit.  Aubry agreed to the arrangement and sent the Broussards to Attakapas with retired French army engineer Louis-Antoine Andry, who led them upriver and then across the Atchafalaya Basin to Bayou Teche.  Also with the Broussards was Father Jean-François de Civray, a Capuchin priest whom church officials in New Orleans sent to minister to the Teche-bound Acadians.  The Broussards, more than any other family, helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:  

Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil, age 66, came with wife Marguerite Thibodeau, age 60, and four unmarried children--Sylvain, age 24, Simon, age 21, Anne-Henriette, age 18, and Pierre, age 14.  The tough old resistance fighter and his wife perished in the epidemic that killed dozens of their fellow Teche valley Acadians that summer and fall.  Five of their sons and a grandson settled at Attakapas.  Daughter Anne married into the Berard family and died in St. Martin Parish in November 1820, in her early 70s.  

Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, age 63, a widower, whom French authorities in New Orleans named capitaine commandant des Acadiens aux Attakapas, or commander of the Acadians at Attakapas, in early April, came with four unmarried children--twins François and Françoise, age 19, Claude, age 17, and Amand, age 15.  Joseph did not remarry.  Like his older brother Alexandre, Joseph died in the epidemic of 1765.  Six of his sons settled at Attakapas, but only four of their lines survived.  Daughter Françoise married into the Labauve family and died at Attakapas in October 1801, in her mid-50s.  

Ursule Trahan, age unrecorded, widow of Alexandre's oldest son Joseph-Grégoire Broussard, came with two children--Élisabeth, or Isabelle, age 12, and Joseph le jeune, age 11.  Ursule remarried to Joseph Girouard at New Orleans in April 1765, soon after they reached the colony, and she and her new husband perished in the epidemic of 1765.  Her daughter Élisabeth married into the Lapointe, Meaux, and Nickelson families and died in Lafayette Parish in March 1833; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 98 years old when she died, but she was closer to 80.  Joseph le jeune married and settled among his cousins at Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche.  

Madeleine Broussard, age unrecorded, Alexandre's older daughter, came with second husband Olivier Thibodeau, age 32, two Landry daughters, ages 11 and unknown, and two Thibodeau children, ages 2 and 1.  Madeleine was pregnant when she reached the colony and died from complications of childbirth soon after the family reached the Teche.  Her newborn daughter also died.  They were the first Acadians to be buried west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  

Jean-Baptiste Broussard, age 34, Alexandre's oldest surviving son, came with wife Anne Brun, age 27, and two sons--Mathurin, age 15, and Jean, age 1.  Jean-Baptiste and Anne had more children in Louisiana.  

Anselme Broussard, age 31, another of Alexandre's sons, came with wife Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, Dugas, age unrecorded, and son Joseph-Théodore, called Théodore, age 1.  Anselme and Marguerite had no more children in Louisiana and may also have died in the epidemic of 1765.  

Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos Broussard dit Beausoleil, age 38, Joseph's oldest surviving son, came with second wife Marguerite Savoie, age 29, and son René, age 12, from his first wife.  Daughter Marguerite was born in April 1765, soon after the family reached Bayou Teche--probably the first Acadian born west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Petit-Jos and Marguerite had more children in Louisiana.  

Victor-Grégoire Broussard, age 37, Joseph's son, came with wife Isabelle LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 33.  Having lost their three children during Le Grand Dérangement, they had no children with them.  Isabelle died in the 1765 epidemic before she could have more children.  Victor evidently did not remarry. 

Isabelle Broussard, age 32, Joseph's oldest daughter, came with husband René Trahan, age 36, and a 10-year-old son.  She died at Attakapas by May 1777, when her husband was listed in a census there as a widower. 

Marguerite Broussard, age 26, another of Joseph's daughters, came with husband Charles dit Charlitte Dugas, age 28.  Their children were born in Louisiana.  Marguerite died a widow at Fausse Pointe, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1821, in her late 70s.  

Timothée-Athanase, called Athanase, Broussard, age 24, another of Joseph's married sons, came with wife Anne Bourgeois, age 25, and infant daughter Isabelle.  Daughter Marie may have been born at New Orleans soon after the family reached the colony.

Théotiste Broussard came with husband Augustin Guidry.  She died in the epidemic of 1765.  

Another Théotiste Broussard, widow of Joseph Hugon, came with a Hugon brother-in-law, who died in the epidemic of 1765, and a 14-year-old daughter, who married a Trahan.  

François Broussard, his relationship to the other Broussards undetermined, came with the party alone and soon disappeared from history.  

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Although the Broussards lost loved ones, including their two leaders, in the epidemic of 1765, they did not retreat to the river that fall with dozens of their fellow Teche Acadians.  Everyone of them remained on the Teche, fulfilling the dream of the old resistance fighters who had brought them there.  By the time Louisiana became a part of the United States in late 1803, Broussards could be found in nearly every part of the Attakapas District and in the Opelousas District as well.  No other Acadian family created so many family lines in a single region of the Bayou State, and no other Acadian family contributed as much to the settlement of southwestern Louisiana:

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD (c1731-1825; François)

Jean-Baptiste le jeune, eldest surviving son of Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and Marguerite Thibodeau, born at Chepoudy or Petitcoudiac in c1731, married Anne Brun probably at Petitcoudiac in c1750.  After his father was deported to South Carolina, Jean-Baptiste and his family followed his mother into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick and served in the Acadian resistance with his father and uncle.  Jean-Baptiste, Anne, and their children followed his parents into imprisonment in Nova Scotia in 1760 and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Jean-Baptiste was one of the eight signers of the Dauterive agreement in April 1765.  He and Anne followed his kinsmen to Bayou Teche, where they had more children, and where, in his later years, Jean-Baptiste served as church warden.  Jean-Baptiste was elected co-commandant of the Attakapas District in 1768 and served with René Trahan until 1770.  Jean-Baptiste and Anne's daughter married into the Comeaux family.  Jean-Baptiste remarried to Élisabeth-Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Landry and widow of Joseph Dugas and Amand Landry, at Attakapas in September 1799; Jean-Baptiste le jeune was in his late 60s at the time of the wedding.  Élisabeth was a native of Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and was in her late 30s at the time of the wedding.  Jean Baptiste died at the home of son Jean in Lafayette Parish in October 1825; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste died "at 7:00 p.m. at age 98 years," but he was closer to 94; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in August 1834.  Two of his three sons married, but this family line was perpetuated only by his middle son, Jean.  

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Oldest son Mathurin, by his first wife, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1750, was still a bachelor in 1777 when he was counted at Attakapas, age 26, with several adult "orphans."  He does not seem to have married.  

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Jean, called Petit Jean, from his first wife, born at Halifax in c1764, followed his parents to Louisiana and married first cousin Louise-Ludivine or Ludivine-Louise, also called Divine or Denise, daughter of Joseph dit Petit Jo Broussard, at Attakapas in July 1784.  They settled at Côte Gelée near present-day Broussard.  Their son Jean, fils was born at Attakapas in December 1791, Joseph le jeune in October 1798 but died at a cousin's house at Petite Anse, age 11, in April 1810, Jean Louis was born in c1799, Don Louis in August 1802, Pierre Arvillien, called Arvillien, in March 1804, Aurelien in July 1806, Camille in February 1808, Clément in October 1809, and a son, name unrecorded, died a month after his birth in November 1811.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Reeves, St. Julien (French Creole, not Acadian), and Thibodeaux families.  The birth of her eighth son killed Louise, who died in November 1811, in her early 40s.  A succession record in her name was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1844.  Jean remarried to cousin Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Thibodeaux and widow of Louis Trahan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1814; Jean was 50 years old at the time of the wedding.  Jean's first succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in October 1831.  Jean died in Lafayette Parish in February 1834; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean died "at age 73 yrs.," but he was "only" 70; his postmortem succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following month.    

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Jean, fils, by his first wife, married cousin Anne, called Nanon, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Girouard of Côte Gelée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1815; Anne's mother was a Broussard.  They settled at Côte Gelée.  Their son Jean III was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1823, and Bélisaire in August 1829.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Fabre, and Montet families.  Jean, fils's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1848; he would have been 57 years old that year. 

Jean III, called Dejean by the recording clerk, may have married Augustine, called Justine, daughter of Adélaïde Jannot, Janeau, or Jeannet, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1842.  They settled probably on the prairie south of present-day Lafayette before moving out to the prairie west of the present city.  Their son Joseph was born in May 1845, Jean Baptiste in January 1849, Alexandre in December 1851 but may have died the following July, Sosthène was born in December 1856, Vincent in April 1859, and Pierre near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1866. 

Joseph married Aimée, daughter of Onésime Allemand, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November. 

Bélisaire married cousin Joséphine, daughter of Don Louis Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1854.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Jean le jeune was born in December 1858, Jules in April 1861, and Euclide in August 1868. 

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Pierre Arvillien, by his first wife, married cousin Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Thibodeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1824.  Their son Léo was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 1 month and 12 days, in June 1827, Napoléon at age 1 1/2 months in June 1835, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 9 days after his birth in December 1837, Léotarde died at age 12[sic] in January 1850, and Charles Ernest was baptized at age 3 months in May 1839 but died at age 8 in December 1847.  They also had an older son named Paul, also called Saul.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family. 

Paul married cousin Marie Célestine, called Célestine and also Amelie, daughter of French Creole Éloi Aurelien St. Julien, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1856; Célestine's mother was a Broussard.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Ambroise was born in February 1859, Ernest, perhaps their son, died at age 17 months in February 1866, and Paul Arvillien was born November 1868 but died at age 6 months in May 1869. 

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Don Louis, by his first wife, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1825.  Their son Valsin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in December 1825, Bélisaire at age 7 months in January 1830 but died in April, Lessin or Lessaint was born in January 1833, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died a day after its birth in May 1837.  They also had a younger son named Euphémon.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Dubois, Fabre, Faure, Higginbotham, and Melançon families.  Don Louis may have died in Lafayette Parish in October 1864; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Don Louis died "at age 64 yrs.," but this Don Louis would have been "only" 62; his succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1865.  One wonders if Don Louis's death was war-related. 

Lessin married Azélie or Azélia, daughter of French Creole Édouard Fabre, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1856.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Jean Dorneville was born in June 1859, and Donatien in November 1860. 

Valsin married cousin Emma, daughter of French Creole Léon Montet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1858; Emma's mother was a Broussard.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Louis Alphonse was born in August 1860, and Léonidas in August 1866. 

Euphémon married cousin Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard dit Cadet Comeaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1867; Anastasie's mother, also, was a Landry

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Aurelien, by his first wife, married cousin Marie, daughter of Anglo American Robert Bell, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1828; Marie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Méance was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1833.  Aurelien died in Lafayette Parish in May 1833; he was only 26 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in May 1835.  

Méance may have married fellow Acadian Olivanie Thibodeaux in Lafayette Parish in the 1850s.  Their son Pierre was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1856. 

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Camille, by his first wife, married Adélaïde Aglae, Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Girouard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1832.  Their son Léonard was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1832, and Sosthène Camille was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 4 months, in June 1834.  Camille's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in March 1846; he would have been 38 years old that year. 

Sosthène Camille married double cousin Amelie or Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Maximilien Girouard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1860, and sanctified the marriage at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1861; Amelie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Joseph Camille was born near Youngsville in August 1866. 

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Clément, by his first wife, married Elizabeth, daughter of Anglo American William Roane, Rowan, or Rouane, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1844, and, "on [his] sick bed," sanctified the marriage at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1866; the church marriage also "recognized" their surviving children, three sons and two daughters.  Their son Joseph was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1845, Jean in Lafayette Parish in June 1855, and William, perhaps also called Clément, fils, in St. Martin Parish in July 1860.  Their daughter married into the Girouard family.  Clément died in Lafayette Parish in September 1866, two days after his church wedding; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Clément died "at age 55 yrs.," but he was a month shy of 57. 

Joseph married Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Paulin Leger, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1869. 

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Jean Louis, by his first wife, died in Lafayette Parish in October 1847.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Louis died "at age 48 yrs."  Did he marry? 

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Youngest son Michel, by his first wife, baptized at Attakapas by a Pointe Coupée priest, age unrecorded, in 1768, married first cousin Anastasie, another daughter of Joseph dit Petit Jo Broussard, at Attakapas in July 1789.  They settled at Côte Gelée.  Anastasie died at their home at Côte Gelée in January 1816, age 40.  Michel remarried to Marie Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Boudreaux of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1817.  Michel's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in September 1820; he would have been in his early 50s.  Michel seems to have fathered no children by either of his wives, so his line of the family may have died with him.  

Descendants of Anselme BROUSSARD (1734-1765?; François)

Anselme, second son of Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and Marguerite Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in May 1734, followed his mother into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, where he served with his father and uncle in the Acadian resistance, and followed his parents into imprisonment in Nova Scotia in 1760.  Anselme married Madeleine-Marguerite, called Marguerite, Dugas at Georges Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1760.  They followed his parents to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Marguerite was pregnant when they left Halifax, and a son was born to them on the long voyage to New Orleans.  They followed Anselme's family to Bayou Teche but had no more children.  Anselme and Marguerite, in fact, may have been undocumented victims of the epidemic that killed dozens of their fellow Teche valley Acadians during the summer and fall of 1765, leaving infant son Joseph-Théodore, their only child, to be raised by relatives.  Joseph-Théodore survived childhood, married twice, and created a vigorous family line. 

Joseph-Théodore, called Théodore, born "at sea" in late 1764 or early 1765 on the voyage from Halifax to New Orleans via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, married cousin Henriette, also called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian René Trahan of Fausse Pointe, at Attakapas in May 1784; Henriette's mother was a Broussard.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Joseph-Théodore or Théodore-Joseph was born in March 1790, and Louis-Joseph was baptized at Attakapas, age 7 months, in April 1795.  Their daughters married into the Berthelot, Bonin, Gaspard, Lalande, and Mouton families.  Théodore remarried to Céleste or Sélesie, also called Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodore Olivier Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in May 1807.  Their son Alexandre le jeune was baptized at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, age 5 months, in October 1811, and a son, name unrecorded, born probably in St. Martin Parish in c1816 or 1817, died at age 6 or 7 in Lafayette Parish in August 1823.  Their daughters married into the Durocher and Schexnayder families.  Théodore died at his home on the Vermilion in November 1819; he was 55 years old.  His two older sons created families of their own in what became Lafayette Parish. 

Joseph-Théodore, fils, by his first wife, married cousin Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Comeaux of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1811; Céleste's mother was a Broussard.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Joseph Théodore, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1812, Louis Théodore in October 1813, a son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home on the Vermilion, age 2 months, in March 1816, Charles Valière was born in February 1818, Camille in June 1822, Norbert Théodore in January 1825, a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, born in c1829, died at age 8 in June 1837, and Aurelien A. was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 1/2, in November 1834.  Their daughters married into the Baudoin, Meaux, and Thibodeaux families.  Joseph Théodore died in Lafayette Parish in September 1834; he was only 44 years old.  

Joseph Théodore, fils married Clémence, daughter of French Creole Pierre Paul Montet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1834; Clémence's mother was a Duhon.  Joseph Théodore, fils died in Lafayette Parish in March 1843; he was only 30 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

Louis Théodore married Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1837.  Their twin sons Émile and Émilien were born in Lafayette Parish in January 1841 but Émilien died at Côte Gelée, age 1 1/2, in June 1842.  Louis Théodore's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in April 1845; he would have been 32 years old that year. 

Charles Valière died in Lafayette Parish in September 1838.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

Camille married Marie Fanelie or Louise, 22-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1844.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1849, Alfred in April 1857, and Pierre Ulysse near Youngsville in September 1860.  Their daughters married into the Landry and Morvant families.  Camille remarried to Augustine, daughter Augustin Augustin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1870. 

Norbert Théodore married cousin Éloise, daughter of Jean François Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1845, and remarried to cousin Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Lalande, at the Vermilionville church in May 1851; Madeleine's mother was a Broussard.  Norbert remarried again--his third marriage--to Erminie or Herminie, also called Emelie, daughter of French Creole Elyse Missonnier, at the Vermilionville church in July 1854; Erminie's mother was a Landry.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Élisée was born in November 1856, and Norbert, fils in May 1863. 

Aurelien A. married cousin Marie Amelie or Émelie, daughter of Sarasin Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1856.  Their son Ignace was born near Abbeville in January 1857, Albert in April 1859 but died at age 9 1/2 in October 1868, and Aurelien, fils was born in January 1863. 

Louis Joseph, by his first wife, married Apollonie, called Pauline, Paulone, or Pollone, daughter of fellow Acadian François Louvière of Fausse Pointe and widow of Pierre Bonin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1816.  They settled on the Vermilion and at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Louis, fils, also called Don Louis Théodore and Louis Théodore, was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1821, Joseph Théodule, called Théodule, in February 1826, Moïse in December 1827, Marcel in November 1829, and Lambert Hernesse was baptized at age 2 in August 1836.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Granger, and Veazey families.  One of their sons settled on the Mermentau River after the War Between the States. 

Don Louis Théodore married cousin Arsène, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Comeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1843; Arsène's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Adolphe was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1853, and François Lanis Théodore in St. Landry Parish in October 1856.  Don Louis Théodore may have remarried to cousin Émelia Broussard.  Their son Augustin was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1868. 

Joseph Théodule married Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1850.  They settled perhaps near Carencro before moving to the Mermentau River by the late 1860s.  Their son Marcel was born in August 1851, and Joseph Demosthène in January 1861.

Lambert Hernesse may have married French Canadian Sylvanie Istre at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1861.

Alexandre le jeune, by his second wife, may have died young. 

Descendants of Sylvain BROUSSARD (1741-1804; François)

Sylvain, third son of Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and Marguerite Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in  October 1741, followed his mother into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, his parents into imprisonment in Nova Scotia, and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Sylvain married Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph dit L'Officier Guilbeau, at Attakapas in c1765.  They settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Breaux, Girouard, Melançon, and Theriot families.  Sylvain died at Attakapas in March 1804, in his early 60s; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August 1808.  Only two of his five sons created families of their own and also settled at La Pointe.  

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Oldest son Anaclet, born at Attakapas in October 1770 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following April, married Madeleine, daughter of German Creole Philippe Wiltz, at Attakapas in February 1807.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Anaclet Sylvain, called Sylvain, was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1814, and Jacques or Jacob Sosthène, called Sosthène, in November 1816.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux and Potier families.  Anaclet, père died at his home at La Pointe in August 1819; he was 48 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April 1820.  

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Sylvain married cousin Elisa or Elise, daughter of German Creole Alexandre Wiltz, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1834; Elisa's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Timothée was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1837, Eusèbe in August 1842, Joseph Sylvain in May 1845, Anaclet, fils in August 1848 but died "at age 10 or 11 yrs.[sic, perhaps months] in July 1849, Robert was born in August 1850, and Albert in December 1853.  Their daughter married a Potier cousin.  Anaclet Sylvain died in St. Martin Parish in May 1860; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Sylvain died "at age 48 yrs.," but he would have been only 45; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse a week after his death. 

Eusèbe gained his emancipation in St. Martin Parish at age 17 1/2, a week after his father died in May 1860, and married double cousin Philomène, daughter of German Creole Joseph Wiltz, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1864; Philomène's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Joseph Sylvain was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1864 but died in September.  Eusèbe remarried to Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodule LeBlanc, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1866. 

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Sosthène married cousin Marie Marcellite or Marcelline, daughter of French Creole Jean Begnaud, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1835; Marie's mother was a Guilbeau.  Their son Jules was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1839.  Their daughters married into the Gonsoulin, Melançon, and Zeringue families.  Sosthène died in St. Martin Parish in November 1852; he was only 36 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1854. 

Jules married Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hervillien Amand Cormier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1859.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Adalbert was born in September 1861. 

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Hubert, born at Attakapas in August 1772 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following April, probably died young.  

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Sylvestre, born at Attakapas in March 1783, died a week after his birth.  

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Another Sylvestre, born at Attakapas in May 1784, married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Breaux of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1812.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Achilles was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1813 but died at age 6 1/2 in December 1819, Hermogène, perhaps also called Ermogène, in c1814, Sylvestre, fils was born in December 1816, and a son, name unrecorded, died at birth in October 1819.  Their daughters married Broussard cousins.  Sylvestre, père remarried to Marie Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodore Babineaux of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church in October 1822.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at birth at his parents' home at La Pointe in May 1826.  Their daughters married into the Cormier and Guilbeau families and perhaps into the LeBlanc family as well.  Sylvestre, père's succession record and final will were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1840; he would have been 56 years old that year; the succession and will were not filed post-mortem.  Sylvestre died in St. Martin Parish in October 1852; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial said that Sylvestre died "at age 64 yrs.," but he was 68; his post-mortem succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November.  One of his sons created a family of his own and settled on Bayou Teche. 

Hermogène, by his first wife, married cousin Marie Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Breaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1838.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Numa died at age 5 in October 1843, Joseph Sylvain was born in October 1839 but may have died at age 4 in October 1843, Jules, also called Hippolyte, was born in April 1841 but, according to a church record, died at age 2 1/2 in October 1843, Sylvestre le jeune was born in October 1843, Auguste in January 1845, and Adam Albert in November 1851.  They also had a middle son named Jules Hermogène.  Hermogène likely died in St. Martin Parish in November 1853; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Ermogène, as he called him, died "at age 39 yrs."; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in February 1854. 

Jules Hermogène received his emancipation in St. Martin Parish in November 1860, and married Anaïs, daughter of fellow Acadian Alex Babin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Gabriel Sully was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1862.  Jules's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in January 1863.  If this was a post-mortem succession, one wonders if his death was war-related. 

Auguste married cousin Eugénie, daughter of Anglo American Caleb Green, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1866; Eugénie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Joseph Numa had been born near Breaux Bridge in September 1866.  Auguste died near Breaux Bridge in September 1867; he was only 22 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November. 

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Youngest son François, born at Attakapas in May 1786, died at his parents' home at La Pointe in February 1816.  The priest who recorded his burial said that François was 25 years old when he died, but he was 29.  He probably did not marry.   

Descendants of Simon BROUSSARD (c1744-?; François)

Simon, fourth son of Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and Marguerite Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1744, followed his mother into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, his parents into imprisonment in Nova Scotia, and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Simon married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian René Blanchard, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river in April 1768.  They settled at Côte Gelée near present-day Broussard in the Attakapas District, but they may have lived at Ascension for a short time in the late 1770s.  Their daughters married into the Bell, Bernard, Girouard, and Taylor families. 

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Oldest son Simon, fils, born at Attakapas in March 1771 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest in April, probably died young.  

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Alexandre Simon, born at Attakapas in December 1776, married cousin Anne dite Manon or Nanon, daughter of Amand Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at Attakapas in May 1800; they had to secure "a dispensation from the impediment of relationship" in order to marry.  They settled at Fausse Pointe on the Teche, near her family.  Their son Alexandre Isidore Rosiclair, also called Alexandre E. and Basilien, was born at Attakapas in November 1802, Nicolas Colin in August 1806, Simon or Siméon Méance, also called Simon Amand, Simon Marcel, and Méance, in February 1812, and Terence in June 1814 but died at age 4 in October 1818.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Vincent families.  Anne dite Manon died at their home at Fausse Pointe in September 1814, age 30.  Alexandre Simon died at his father-in-law's home at Fausse Pointe in October 1816; he was 40 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following month.  

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Alexandre Isidore Rosiclair married cousin Marcellite dite Manette or Manon, daughter of Nicolas Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1826; Manette's mother also was a Broussard, which means that all four parents were Broussards; the marriage was recorded also in St. Mary Parish.  They settled at Île aux Cannes near New Iberia and in Lafayette Parish.  Their son Simon Méance le jeune, called Méance le jeune, was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1835, Nicolas Octave, called Octave, in June 1837 but died at age 11 in September 1848, Marcel Jules, called Jules, was born near New Iberia in April 1844, and Joseph Norbert, called Norbert, in June 1845.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Chargois, Chataigné, Gath, and Girouard families. 

Méance le jeune married Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Dositée Breaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1865.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Joseph was born in August 1867, and Léo or Léon in August 1869. 

Jules married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Delaunay Louvière, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Joseph Dezier was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1867, and Paul Damonville in August 1869. 

Norbert married Emilda, daughter of fellow Acadian Émile Hébert, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1870. 

2b

Nicolas Colin married Marie Cidalise, also called Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Martin Sudrique, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1827; Marie's mother was a Robichaux.  Their son Nicolas Bruno was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1833 but died at age 15 1/2 in January 1846.  Their daughters married into the Bernard and Huval families.  Nicolas Colin's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in May 1836; he would have been 30 years old that year.  Except for its blood, this family line probably did not survive. 

2c

Simon Méance married Apollone or Pollone Octavie or Octavine, daughter of French Creole Pierre Bonin of Lafayette Parish, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in February 1832, and sanctified the marriage at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1834; Pollone's mother was a Louviere.  Their son Marcel Galbert or Albert was born in St. Martin Parish in 1833, Alexandre in February 1837, Mamers in Lafayette Parish in May 1849, Aurelien near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1853, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 10 weeks in September 1854, and another child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died "at age 3 mths." in February 1856.  They also had a son named Horace.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Duhon, and Stuts or Stutes families.  Simon Méance died in Lafayette Parish in February 1857; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, but he did say that Joseph Meyance, as he called the deceased, died "at age 45 yrs.," so this likely was Simon Méance; his succession record, which says that he died in February 1857, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in March. 

Alexandre married Marie Betrise or Belzire, daughter of Spanish Creole Manuel Domingue, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1859.

Marcel Galbert married Marie Coralie, called Coralie, daughter of Anglo Creole Onésime Caruthers, also Credeur, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1859; Marie's mother was a Prejean.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Joseph Eraste was born in December 1862, Alcibiades in April 1865 but died at age 3 1/2 in October 1868, and Benedict Albert was born in March 1868.

Horace married Alicia, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1869. 

3

Another Simon, fils, born at Attakapas and baptized by an Opelousas priest at age 6 months in April 1780, married cousin Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in February 1800.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Rosémond was born posthumously in January 1802 but died at age 11 in November 1813.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Simon, fils died at Attakapas in October 1801; he was only 22 years old.  His family line, except for its blood, probably died with son Rosémond.  

4

Joseph, born at Attakapas in March 1782, died in October 1801.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry.  

5

Youngest son Isidore Simon, also called "Grand Isidore," born at Attakapas in October 1783, married cousin Marie, daughter of René Broussard, at Attakapas in February 1804.  They settled at Côte Gelée.  Their son Simon le jeune was born at Attakapas in December 1804, Joseph Drosin in March 1809, and Léon in April 1822.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Dominguez, and Primeaux families.  Marie died in Lafayette Parish in November 1826, in her late 30s; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following April.  Isidore's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in February 1829; he would have been 46 years old that year.  

5a

Simon le jeune married Marie Zéolide, daughter of fellow Acadian François Prince, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1829.  Their son Simon Damas or Damas Simon was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1830.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Verret families. 

Simon Damas married cousin Alzire, daughter of Alexandre Isidore Broussard, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in May 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in July 1863.  They settled near Lydia.  Their son Simon le jeune was born in January 1862, and Jules in October 1868. 

5b

Joseph Drosin married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Mire, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1832.  Joseph Drosin's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in February 1846; he would have been 37 years old that year.  Did he father any sons? 

Descendants of Pierre BROUSSARD (c1750-1828; François)

Pierre le jeune, fifth and youngest son of Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and Marguerite Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1750, followed his mother into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, his parents into imprisonment in Nova Scotia, and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Pierre married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Honoré Melançon, at St.-Jacques on the river in July 1776, but they settled at Fausse Pointe on the lower Teche near present-day Loreauville--his plantation there was called "Marie Louise"--and at La Grand Pointe on the upper Teche near present-day Breaux Bridge.  Their daughter married into the Patin family.  In early 1779, Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny, a Spanish officer overseeing the founding of a Málagan settlement on the lower Teche at what became New Iberia, a few miles below Fausse Pointe, "Paid to Pedro Brousart" 53 pesos "for conducting" 83 pairs of oxen in stock to the new community.  Pierre remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Guidry of Grand Pointe, at Attakapas in April 1798.  Their daughters married into the Green, Hamilton, Robichaux, and Rousseau families.  Pierre died at his home at Grand Pointe in December 1828, "at age about 75 years"; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse that same month.  Six of his eight sons created families of their own and settled in St. Martin Parish. 

1

Oldest son Pierre, fils, also called Joseph Pierre, from his first wife, born at Attakapas in June 1777, married cousin Scholastique, daughter of Amand Broussard, at Attakapas in May 1800; they had to secure "a dispensation from the impediment of relationship" in order to marry.  They settled at Grand Prairie, today's downtown Lafayette, and at Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche.  Their son Pierre III was born at Attakapas in April 1804 but died the following January, a son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home on Grand Prairie 8 days after his birth in August 1806, Joseph Drosin, called Drosin, was born in November 1807, Clairville or Clerville, also called St. Claire, in c1810, Bruno or Primo in August 1813, a son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home at Fausse Pointe, age 6 weeks, in March 1816, François Despalière was born in November 1817, and a son, name unrecorded, died shortly after his birth in April 1827.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Broussard, Dupoy, and Dugas families.  Scholastique died at their home at Fausse Pointe in May 1827, in her mid-40s; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in July.  Pierre, fils may have died in St. Martin Parish in May 1862; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Ve. Pierre died "at age 85 yrs."; Pierre, fils would have been a month shy of that age; one wonders what the "Ve." means. 

1a

Joseph Drosin married cousin Julie, daughter of Édouard Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1829.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Joseph Masena was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1835, Aurelien near New Iberia in May 1838, and Désiré Soligny, called Soligny, in May 1840.  Their daughter married into the Gonsoulin family.  A succession record for Julie was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August 1845, but, according to a St. Martinville church record, she did not die until July 1851, when she was only 34 years old.  Strangely, another St. Martinville church record insists that François Drausin Broussard, widower of Julie Broussard, married Carmelite Émelia, called Émelia, daughter of Spanish Creole Zenon Castille, at the St. Martinville church in February 1847; Émelia's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Émelia's succession record, filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April 1855, called her husband Drauzin.  Was this Joseph Drosin, son of Pierre, fils?  Called Drauzin by the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, Joseph Drosin may have died near St. Martinville in March 1858; if so, he would have been only 51 years old and a widower; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse two days after his death. 

Soligny, by his first wife, gained his emancipation in St. Martin Parish in May 1858, five days after he turned 18, and died in March 1868.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Soligni died "at age 27 yrs."  Did he marry? 

1b

Clairville married Alexandrine Alice or Aline, daughter of French Creole Terence Bienvenu, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1833; Alexandrine's mother was a Guilbeau.  Their son Aristides died in St. Martin Parish, age 8 months, in April 1835, Théodore Laizer was born near New Iberia in October 1841, and Charles in July 1846.  Their daughters married into the Beslin, Bienvenu, Fleming, and Ratier families.  Clairville died in St. Martin Parish in October 1855; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Clairville died "at age 45 yrs."; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse three weeks after his death. 

Théodore Laizer married cousin Marie Alice, also called Blanche, daughter of French Creole Charles Guerinière Bienvenu, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1867.  Their son Joseph Guerinière was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1868. 

1c

François Despalière married Susanne Amelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Prince, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1836.  Their son Henry Despanet, called Despanet or Despané, was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1840, and François Despalière, fils posthumously near New Iberia in November 1844.  François Despalière, père died in St. Martin Parish in August 1844; he was only 26 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in September. 

Henry Despanet married cousin Clémence Idalie or Eudolie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Prince, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1866. 

1d

Bruno married cousin Julie Hermina or Ermina, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1839; Julie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Bruno Flavien was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1840, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in April 1842, Ovide was baptized at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, age unrecorded, in April 1846, and Jules Titus, called Titus, was born posthumously in October 1853.  They also had a son named Dorce.  Bruno, père died in St. Martin Parish in October 1853; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Bruno died "at age 34 yrs.," but he was 40; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1866. 

Ovide may have died in June 1864.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Ovide died "at age 19 yrs.," so this probably was him.  Did he marry?  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Jules Titus may have died in St. Martin Parish in December 1867.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Titus died "at age 15 yrs.," but Jules Titus would have been only 14. 

Dorce married fellow Acadian Marie Clelie Hébert at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in February 1870. 

2

Julien, by his first wife, baptized at Attakapas, age unrecorded, in July 1779, may have died young.  

3

Don or Jean Louis, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in January 1782, married cousin Marie Louise Felonie or Phelonise, another daughter of Amand Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1810.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Don Louis, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1810, Pierre Timoléon, called Timoléon, in March 1813 but died at age 2 in September 1815, Grégoire Telesphore, called Telesphore, was born in April 1815, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in September 1819, Tertulle, also called Théodule and Tertullien, was born in October 1820, Jean Clebert or Kleber or Kleber Jean in December 1822, Louis Rosémond, called Rosémond, in August 1829 but died at age 4 in October 1833, Paul Ernest was born in June 1834, and Dominique Ulger, called Ulger and Gachon, near New Iberia in August 1838.  Their daughters married Broussard and Decuir cousins.  Don Louis, père died in St. Martin Parish in October 1843; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Don Louis died "at age 55 yrs.," but he was 61; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December.  

3a

Don Louis, fils married cousin Adélaïde, daughter of Sylvestre Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1832.  Their son Jean Dorville, called Dorville, was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1832, Césaire le jeune in January 1834, François Adolphe, called Adolphe, in December 1835, and Paul near New Iberia in January 1842.  Their daughter married into the Bonin family.  Adélaïde's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1846; she would have been 32 years old that year.  Don Louis, fils remarried to Marie Célanie, called Célanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Cormier, at the St. Martinville church in October 1846.  Their son Richard Dumas was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1849, Joseph Hippolyte in December 1853, Gaston in November 1855, Louis Aymard in August 1862, Louis Eugène in December 1864, and Louis William in April 1867.  Their daughter married into the Allison family.  Don Louis, fils remarried again--his third marriage--to Arsène, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Barras, at the St. Martinville church in May 1870; Arsène's mother was a Guilbeau; Don Louis, fils was 60 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Jean Dorville, by his first wife, married Anastasie, also called Arnestine, daughter of French Creole Lasincour Gonsoulin, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1852.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Louis Dorville was born in September 1852, Charles Ernoton in January 1854 but died at age 7 1/2 in July 1861, Henri was born in April 1855, Césaire in December 1858, Joseph Tonton in September 1861, Hobert in August 1864, Thomas was baptized at the New Iberia church, age 8 months, in September 1867, and Jean Albert was born in August 1868. 

Adolphe, by his first wife, married Marie Edmonia, called Edmonia, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Guilbeau, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1860.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Fernand was born in September 1862, and Adolphe Seymour in September 1870. 

3b

Tertulle married Aimée, Émée, or Emma, daughter of Spanish Creole Raphaël Segura, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1845.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Adolphe Elmor was born in March 1848, Léon or Léonce in December 1849, Hippolyte near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1859, and Joseph Erebe near New Iberia in January 1864.  Tertulle died near New Iberia in August 1867; the priest who recorded the burial, and who called him Tertullien, did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Tertullien's age at the time of his death; he would have been 56 years old; Tertulle's succession record was filed in October. 

Léon died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1867.  The priest who recorded the burial said that Léonce, as he called him, died "at age 18 yrs.," but he was only 17.  He probably did not marry. 

3c

Telesphore married Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Timoléon Bienvenu, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Joseph Arthur was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1846, Antoine in June 1850, Alcide in February 1854, and Hippolyte in September 1855 but died the following November.  Their daughter married into the Bonin family.  Telesphore died in St. Martin Parish in March 1866; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Telesphore died "at age 51 yrs."; he was a month shy of that age; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse less than two weeks after his death; a daughter was born posthumously the following July. 

3d

Jean Kleber married Modeste Émelie, called Émelie, daughter of French Creole Zenon Decuir, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1848; Modeste's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Joseph Félix was born near New Iberia in July 1849, Jean Adelbert near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1854, Louis Ernest in February 1856, Siméon in December 1858, Jean Kleber, fils in August 1862, and Olidon in February 1869. 

3e

Paul Ernest's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1853.  He would have been 19 years old that year and probably did not marry. 

3f

Dominique Ulger dit Gachon married Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Gilles LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1860; he was a brother-in-law of the Lieutenant Louis Edmond LeBlanc of the 8th Louisiana Infantry--one of General R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers--who was killed in action at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, in July 1861 and whose remarkably preserved body was returned to his home at St. Martinville in the late 1880s.  Dominique Ulger and Constance's son Henry Paule was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in July 1861, Louis Edmond in October 1865, and Sylvia Zenon in January 1868.  During the War Between the States, Dominique Ulger, called D. U. in Confederate records, served as a private and then as corporal in Company K of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana, and in the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry, which fought in Louisiana.  After the war, during the turmoil of Radical Reconstruction, Ulger was a leader of the Democrat Party in newly-created Iberia Parish, and he was president of the parish police jury during the early 1880s. 

4

Alexandre-Pierre, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in c1792, married Marie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of French Creole François Begnaud, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1817; Marie's mother was a Doiron.  They settled at La Grand Pointe.  Their son Alphonse Alexandre was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1825.  Their daughters married into the Calais, Harry, and Robichaux families.  Alexandre Pierre may have died at Grand Pointe in February 1867; the Breaux Bridge priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Alexandre died "at age 75 yrs." 

Alphonse Alexandre married Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Hervillien Bernard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1851.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Alexandre was born in November 1854, Euphémon Adam in September 1859, Constant in October 1867, and Joseph Louis in January 1870. 

5

Ursin, by his first wife, baptized at Attakapas, age 11 months, in May 1795, married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin dit Ephrem Robichaux of Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1816.  They settled at La Grand Pointe.  Their son Ursin, fils was born in February 1817 but died at age 9 1/2 in September 1826, Antoine was born in March 1819, Léon Treville in April 1821 but died at age 3 in May 1824, Pierre le jeune was born in June 1829, and a son, name unrecorded, died at birth in August 1831.  Their daughters married into the Bienvenu, Broussard, Miguez, Pellerin (French Creole, not Acadian), Vasseur, and Webre families.  Ursin died probably at Grand Pointe in January 1853; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Ursin died "at age 59 yrs."; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month. 

5a

Antoine married Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Arvillien Bernard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1844.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son François was born in October 1846, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in July 1850, Joseph Numa was born in March 1855, and Paul in June 1862 but died at age 5 in October 1867.  They also had an older son named Ursin le jeune.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family. 

Ursin le jeune married Alzire, daughter of French Creole Adolphe Pellerin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1870. 

5b

Pierre le jeune married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Babin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1854.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Gabriel was born in June 1856, Ovide in August 1861, and Arthur in February 1869. 

6

Pierre-Zéphirin, called Zéphirin, from his second wife, born at Attakapas in October 1799, married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Martin of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1820.  They settled at La Grand Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at birth at his maternal grandfather's home at La Pointe in January 1825, Pierre Sevigne, called Sevigne, was born in January 1830, a son, name unrecorded, died at birth in November 1831, and Guillaume Adelma or Adelma Guillaume was born in January 1833.  Their daughter married into the Tertron family.  Zéphirin died in St. Martin Parish in June 1870; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Zéphirin died "at age 70 yrs." 

6a

Pierre Sevigne married Marguerite Alice, called Alice, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Eugène Mouton, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1850.  They settled probably on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Pierre Edmond was born in January 1854, Édouard Albert in December 1861, and Paul Émile in November 1863.  Their daughter married into the Dubernard family. 

6b

Adelma Guillaume married Angélique Cécile or Cécilia, another daughter of Edmond Eugène Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1858.  They settled probably on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Auguste Édouard was born in August 1859, Victor André in November 1860, Joseph Edgard in July 1862 but died the following March, Guillaume Armand was born in March 1867, and Charles in September 1868 but may have died at age 2 in August 1870. 

7

Césaire, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in October 1805, died in St. Martin Parish in April 1833.  He was only 27 years old and evidently did not marry.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in January 1834.  

8

Youngest son Olivier, also called Geron, from his second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in October 1812, married Marie Elmire, called Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadian François Bernard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1834.  They settled at La Grand Pointe.  Their son Sylvestre Olivier, called Olivier, was born in December 1838, Césaire le jeune in May 1840, Pierre Félix, called Félix, in September 1843, François in November 1847, Joseph Omar in November 1849, Jean Adrien in November 1851, Joseph in February 1854, and Louis near Breaux Bridge in February 1858.  Their daughters married into the Bayard and Thomas families. 

8a

Félix married Marie Ernestine, called Ernestine, daughter of Siméon Patout, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, December 1866; the marriage was recorded also in St. Mary Parish.  They were living near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, at the end of the decade. 

8b

Sylvestre Olivier married cousin Louison, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Potier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1868; Louison's mother was a Broussard.  They settled near Breaux Bridge. 

Descendants of Joseph BROUSSARD le jeune (c1754-1823; François, Alexandre)

Joseph le jeune, son of Joseph-Grégoire Broussard and Ursule Trahan and grandson of Alexandre dit Beausoleil, born probably at Pigiguit in c1754, followed his parents into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, where his father served in the Acadian resistance, and to a prisoner-of-war camp in Nova Scotia in 1760.  His father died in the prison compound on Georges Island, Halifax, in the early 1760s.  Joseph le jeune followed his widowed mother and a sister to Louisiana in 1764-65 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party.  They settled at Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche near present-day New Iberia.  Joseph le jeune married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Breaux, at Ascension on the river in June 1776, but they settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their daughters married Broussard cousins.  Joseph may have filed his last will at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in September 1821.  He died "at the house of Philippe, homme de couleur [man of color]," probably at Fausse Pointe, in February 1823; the priest who recorded Joseph's burial said that he "died suddenly during the evening ... at age about 72 years"; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March.  All but one of his eight sons created families of their own.  One of them settled on the lower Teche before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche, but he returned to the lower Teche.  Joseph le jeune's other sons remained in the old Attakapas District, especially at Fausse Point, now in Iberia Parish.  

1

Oldest son Joseph, fils, born at Attakapas in March 1777, may have died young, unless he was the Joseph Beausoleil Broussard who died in Lafayette Parish in March 1848.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph Beausoleil died "at age 77 yrs.," but Joseph, fils would have been "only" 71.  Did Joseph, fils ever marry? 

2

Raphaël, born at Attakapas in November 1779, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Cosme LeBlanc, at Attakapas in February 1801; Marguerite's mother was a Broussard.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their daughter married into the Ardoin and Broussard families.  Raphaël remarried to Modeste, daughter of French Canadian Pierre LeBlanc of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1808; Modeste's mother was a Louvière.  They settled at Île aux Cannes near New Iberia and at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Raphaël, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1810, Philemon le jeune in December 1818, Rosémond in September 1821, Gérard in September 1824, Paulin in November 1826, and Louis Bélisaire in January 1829.  Their daughters married into the Prince and Sonnier families.  Raphaël, père died near New Iberia in April 1843; the priest who recorded his burial said that Raphaël died "at age 67 yrs.," but he was "only" 63; his succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, the following June. 

2a

Raphaël, fils, by his second wife, married Susanne, daughter of fellow Acadian François Prince, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1832; the marriage had been recorded also in St. Mary Parish in late September.  They settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish.  Their son Désiré was born in November 1834, Camille in August 1838, Joseph in September 1841, and François Duperon in January 1855.  Their daughter married into the Bonin family. 

Désiré married Amanda, daughter of French Creole Neuville Dartes, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1866; Amanda's mother was a Landry.  Their son Erasme was born near New Iberia in May 1869. 

Camille married Desima or Lesima, daughter of fellow Acadian Émile Savoie, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in December 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in January.  They were living near Lydia, Iberia Parish, in 1870.

Joseph married Ophelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Siméon Theriot, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in November 1870. 

2b

Philemon le jeune, by his second wife, married Anastasie Sevaline or Cevanine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Landry, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in October 1842.  Their son Joseph Philosi was born near New Iberia in July 1845, Pierre Venance in March 1847, Paul in February 1849, Jean Philogène in October 1852, Martelle in July 1854, and Gustave Despalière in May 1857.  They were living near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, later in the decade. 

Pierre Venance married Marguerite, perhaps also called Clelie, daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Miguez, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1868.  Their son Pierre, fils was born near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in March 1869. 

2c

Rosémond, by his second wife, married Marie Aurelia, called Aurelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain Dubois, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1843.  Their son Placide Aurelien was born near New Iberia in October 1844, Paulin in February 1848, Alexandre in January 1852 but may have died in July, Joseph Deluc was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1860, and Hippolyte in May 1864.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, at the end of the 1860s.  Their daughter married into the Laviolette family. 

Placide Aurelien married Marie Corinne, daughter of Anglo Creole Signe Sellers and widow of Joseph Courtil or Constene, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1867; Marie's mother was a Trahan.  They settled at Coulee Trief, present-day Estherwood, Acadia Parish.  Their son Cléoma was born in May 1870. 

2d

Gérard, by his second wife, married cousin Marie, daughter of Simon Broussard le jeune, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1848.  Their son Simon Vileor was born near New Iberia in March 1852.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, a year or so later, and near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the early 1860s. 

3

Nicolas-Joseph or Joseph-Nicolas, born at Attakapas in May 1782, married Marie Élisabeth, called Élisabeth, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Bertrand of St. Charles and St. Mary parishes, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1811.  They settled on the lower Atchafalaya and in St. Mary Parish.  Their son Jean Baptiste Nicolas, called Nicolas, was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1814, Philemon le jeune in July 1818, Achille in September 1823, and Nicolas Dalzino or Datrino in December 1833.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Daigle, Fitzpatrick, Fraytel or Fraytet, and Thomas families.  In the early 1830s, Nicolas Joseph and Marie Élisabeth were living in Assumption Parish on upper Bayou Lafourche, but his succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in July 1834, so he probably returned to the lower Teche; he would have been 52 years old that year.  

Jean Baptiste Nicolas married Carmelite Amelina or Amelvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Maurice Daigle of St. Mary Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1836; the marriage was recorded also in St. Mary Parish; Jean Baptiste Nicolas's sister Pamela married Carmelite's brother Onésime.  Jean Baptiste Nicolas and Carmelite were living near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, upper Bayou Lafourche, in 1840 but returned to lower St. Mary Parish by the end of the decade.  They had a son named Jean Baptiste Lessin.  Their daughter married into the Rentrapp or Rentrop family.

Jean Baptiste Lessin married Marie Louise, daughter of Louis Maloz, Moloz, or Maloy, at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in December 1866. 

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Alexandre, born at Attakapas in December 1784, married Louise, also called Julie, daughter of French Creole Joseph Bonin of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1812.  The settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1813 but died at his maternal grandfather's house at Fausse Pointe at age 16 1/2  in September 1829, Édouard Alexandre was born in June 1815, and Alexandre, fils in August 1819.  Their daughter married into the Prince family.  Alexandre remarried to cousin Séraphie or Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Guilbeau of La Pointe and widow of Julien Babin, at the St. Martinville church in September 1821; Séraphie's mother was a Broussard.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Charles Duclise, called Duclise, was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1822, and François in October 1824.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Alexandre, père died at the home of Michel Martin at La Pointe on Bayou Teche in October 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Alexandre died "at age about 46 years," but he was only 44; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following January.  

4a

Charles Duclise, by his second wife, married cousin Célestine, daughter of Ursin Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1844.  They settled near Breaux Bridge before moving down to St. Mary Parish by the late 1850s.  Their son Charles was born in December 1850.  Their daughters married into the Sonnier and Webre families. 

4b

Alexandre, fils, by his first wife, married first cousin Marie Elmazie or Elmazed, daughter of his uncle Philemon Broussard l'aîné, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1847.  Their son Alexandre III was born near New Iberia in October 1847, Louis in August 1852, Oscar in August 1853, and Charles in April 1864. 

4c

Édouard Alexandre, by his first wife, married first cousin Suzanne Emma, called Emma, another daughter of his uncle Philemon Broussard l'aîné, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1848.  Their son Amédée was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1849, Félix Mathieu near New Iberia in September 1852, Léovelle in March 1853[sic], Ludoire in December 1854, and Joseph Mira in November 1858.  Emma died in St. Martin Parish in November 1858, 6 days after the birth of son Joseph Mira; she was only 27 years old; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1860.  Édouard Alexandre remarried to cousin Marie Elmasie, Elmasee, Elmaze, or Irmaze, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Comeaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in January 1860, and sanctified the marriage at the New Iberia church in January 1861; Marie Elmasie's mother, also, was a Bonin.  Their son Erneste was born near New Iberia in November 1861, Édouard, fils in April 1866 but died the following December, and Armand, perhaps a twin, died at age 2 months in August 1868. 

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Dosité, born at Attakapas in December 1786, married cousin Marie, also called Anne, Perpétué, and Poponne, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Breaux of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1812.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died in St. Martin Parish 15 days after his birth in April 1813, Balthazar was born in February 1815, Napoléon, also called Raphaël, in December 1817, Gérard or Bérard in March 1820 but died at age 9 in August 1829, Bernard was born in October 1823, Joseph Dolzé, called Dolzé and perhaps also Dorcey, in July 1825, and a son, name unrecorded, died a day after his birth in February 1828.  Dosité died at his home at Fausse Pointe in March 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Dosité was 45 years when he died, but he was only 42; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April.  

5a

Balthazar died in St. Martin Parish in September 1835.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

5b

Napoléon/Raphaël married cousin Elina Broussard probably at New Iberia in the late 1830s, and may have remarried to fellow Acadian Aspasie Hébert at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1845, seven months after a daughter was born to them.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born near Grand Coteau in April 1850, Joseph Fenelon in Lafayette Parish in November 1851, Sigismund near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1855, and Eucharis in January 1861. 

5c

Dolzé married cousin Suzanne Aimée, called Aimée and perhaps also Emma, daughter of Édouard Broussard, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1849.  Their son Edgard was born near New Iberia in August 1852, Louis in January 1857, Charles in April 1862, and Frank in September 1859. 

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Amand-Joseph, also called Armand, Valmond, and Joseph, born at Attakapas in March 1791, married cousin Susanne dite Susette, another daughter of Donat Breaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1811.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Amand, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1812 but died at age 11 in December 1823, Zéphirin was born in August 1813, Alexandre Timoléon, called Timoléon and Moléon, in March 1817, twins Donat and Joseph Drosin, called Drosin, in December 1817 but Drosin died at age 14 in June 1832, Joseph le jeune was born in March 1823 but died at age 1 in August 1824, Émile was born in May 1824 but died at age 4 in September 1828, Camille was born in October 1828, Valcour died at age "about 10 mths." in December 1830, and Joseph Villeneuve was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 1/2 months, in September 1838.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Derouen, and Miguez families. 

6a

Zéphirin married cousin Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1838; Eugénie's mother, also, was a Breaux.  Their son Martial was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1841, and Camille le jeune in January 1846.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Zéphirin died in Lafayette Parish in December 1852; he was only 39 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January. 

Martial married Edmonia, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1870. 

6b

Timoléon married cousin Marie Louise Zelima or Zelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1839; Marie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Joseph Derosin or Drosin, called Drosin, was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1842, Louis Dalcourt or Valcourt was baptized at the New Iberia church, age 2 months, in October 1846 but died at age 5 months the following December, Joseph was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1858, and Pierre in Lafayette Parish in April 1860.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family. 

Drosin married Adolphina, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1865; Drosin's sister Adèle had married Adolphina's brother Edmond, fils, at the same church 5 days earlier. Drosin and Adolphina's son Alexandre Moléon was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1866,and Pierre in July 1868. 

6c

Camille married cousin Lisemène or Isemène, also called Élisabeth, daughter of Éloi Josaphat Broussard, père, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1852.  Their son Joseph Amilcar, called Amilcar, was born near New Iberia in August 1852 but died at age 7 months the following March, Marcel was born in July 1854, Donate le jeune in April 1856, and Éloi in October 1857. 

6d

Donat married Clémence, daughter of French Creole François Émile Decuir, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1859; Clémence's mother was a Babin.

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Édouard-Joseph, baptized at Attakapas, age unrecorded, in March 1793, married Marguerite, also called Caroline, another daughter of Joseph Bonin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1816.  They settled at Île aux Cannes near New Iberia and at Fausse Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home at Fausse Pointe 3 days after his birth in November 1817, Édouard, fils was born in January 1819, and a son, name unrecorded, died at birth in January 1821.  The birth of their third son in January 1821 also killed Marguerite.  Édouard remarried to Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of French Creole Étienne Ardoin of Fausse River, Pointe Coupee Parish, and Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church in March 1822.  Their son Paul was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1822, Joseph le jeune in January 1824, and Félix Arthur, called Arthur, near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in October 1839.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Champeaux, and LeBlanc families.  Édouard Joseph likely died near New Iberia in March 1846; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Edward, as he called him, died "at age 55 yrs."; Édouard Joseph would have been was only 53; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in October 1850. 

7a

Édouard, fils, by his first wife, married cousin Susanne Éloise, Clelie, Cléolie, or Cléorie, daughter of fellow Acadian Baron Louvière, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1840; Susanne's mother, also, was a Bonin.  Their son Bernard Ovignac, called Ovignac, was born near New Iberia in August 1844.  Their daughter married into the Babin and Derouen families.  Édouard, fils remarried to first cousin Suzanne Cléorine or Caroline, daughter of his uncle Amand Joseph Broussard, at the New Iberia church in June 1850.  Their son Joseph Drasin was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1858. 

Ovignac, by his first wife, married Zoe, daughter of French Creole Léo Decoux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1865.  Their son Anatole was born near New Iberia in September 1866, and Armand in May 1870. 

7b

Arthur, by his second wife, married Lucite, daughter of French Creole Terence Boutte, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1867.  They settled near New Iberia.  Lucite died in December 1869; she was only 26 years old. 

7c

Joseph, by his second wife, married Celestine, daughter of Théophilus Elmer, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1868; Joseph was 44 years old at the time of the wedding, so one wonders if this was his first marriage. 

8

Youngest son Philemon, born at Attakapas in November 1796, married Élise or Lise, also called Elisa, another daughter of Étienne Ardoin of Fausse Rivière, Pointe Coupée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1819.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Louis Bélisaire, called Bélisaire, was born in December 1825.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Dugas, Lamparez or Lamperez, and Landry families.  Philemon died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1862; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Philemon died "at age 70 yrs.," but he was "only" 66.  His only son probably did not marry, but the blood of this family line survived. 

Bélisaire died in Lafayette Parish in February 1865.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial said that Bélisaire died "at age 36 years," but he was 39.  One wonders if he married, and if his death was war-related.  If he did not marry, except for its blood, his family line died with him. 

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Descendants of Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil (c1727-1788; François)

Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, eldest surviving son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, born probably at Port-Royal in c1727, married Anastasie LeBlanc probably at Petitcoudiac in c1750.  They followed his father into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, where Petit-Jos served in the Acadian resistance, and to imprisonment in Nova Scotia in 1760.  Petit-Jos remarried to Marguerite, daughter of Charles Savoie, probably at Halifax in c1763.  They followed his parents to Louisiana in 1764-65 and settled on Bayou Teche, where they had more children.  Their daughters married into the Bernard and Broussard families.  Petit-Jos died at Attakapas in December 1788; the priest who recorded the burial, but who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Joseph, married to Marguerite Savoie, died "at age 62 yrs." of a chest cold or pneumonia, but he probably was "only" 60 or 61; his succession record, listing his surviving children, was filed at what became the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in November 1800.  Only half of his four sons, his oldest and his youngest, continued this family line.  

1

Oldest son René, by his first wife, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1753, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Landry, at Attakapas in June 1775, and remarried to Marie-Anne-Barbe, called Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Bonaventure Godin, at Attakapas in January 1779.  Their son Joseph dit Petit René was baptized at Attakapas, age 6 months, in May 1779, François was born in September 1781, Éloi dit Petit René in January 1794, and Édouard dit Petit René in August 1798.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  René died at New Orleans in February 1799; the St.-Louis church priest who recorded his burial said that Renato, as he called him, was "native of Acadia in the country of Canada," called his wife Anne Gaudet, not Godin, and said that René died at age 40, but he probably was in his mid-40s.  One wonders what René was doing in the city at the time of his death. 

1a

François, by his second wife, died at Ascension on the river in August 1799 while returning home from New Orleans.  He was not quite 18 years old and probably did not marry.  

1b

Joseph dit Petit-René, by his second wife, married Constance, daughter of French Canadian Pierre LeBlanc of Fausse Pointe, at Attakapas in January 1800; Constance's mother was a Louvière.  They settled at Le Grand Bois at Fausse Pointe on the Teche and on the Vermilion.  Their son Hippolyte Valmont was born at Attakapas in April 1803 but died at age 12 in September 1815, Alexandre Petit René was born in November 1807, and Marcellin Petit René in March 1814.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Derouen, Louvière, and Stiven families.  Joseph dit Petit René died at Le Grand Bois in October 1815; he was only 37 years old.  

Alexandre Petit René married Clarisse Émelite or Melite Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Théophile LeBlanc, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in August 1827, and sanctified the marriage at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1837.  Their son Joseph Léon, called Léon, was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1833, Alexandre, fils, perhaps also called Alexandre Dupré and Dupré, in February 1837, Clément near New Iberia in September 1841, Philippe in October 1843, Louis Félix in August 1846, and Théodore Félicien, called Félicien, in March 1848.  Their daughters married into the Savoy family. 

Alexandre Dupré married cousin Olympe, daughter of fellow Acadian Frédéric le jeune dit Onésime LeBlanc, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1858.  Their son Eugène was born near New Iberia in December 1860.  A succession record for Alexandre D. Broussard was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1866.  Was this Alexandre Dupré?  He would have been 29 years old that year. 

Clément married cousin Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Émilien Landry, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1862; Eulalie's mother, also, was a LeBlanc.  They settled near Lydia. 

Philippe married cousin Olymphe, another daughter of Émilien Landry, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1866.  Their son Émile was born near New Iberia in March 1868. 

Félicien married Aurelia, daughter of French Creole Pierre Borel, at the Lydia church, Iberia Parish, in January 1869. 

Louis Félix married Marie Delphine, daughter of André Mayard and widow of Joseph Stevens, at the Lydia church, Iberia Parish, in July 1870; Marie's mother was a Louvière

Marcellin Petit René married Euphrosine, also called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Agricole LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1832.  Their son Léon le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1836.  Their daughters married into the Étier and Viator families.  Marcellin remarried to Ste. Claire, called Claire and perhaps also Clavie, daughter of fellow Acadian Frédéric dit Onésime LeBlanc, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1841.  Their son Marcellin Ovide, called Ovide and also Émile, was born near New Iberia in January 1844, Godefroi in July 1851, Hippolyte in September 1854, and Aristide in January 1857.  Their daughters married into the Bonin, Butaud, and Louvière families. 

Ovide, by his second wife, married Arsène, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvère Louvière, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1866; the recording priest called the groom Émile; Ovide's sister Marie Alzire married Arsène's brother Octave.  Ovide and Arsène's son Ovide Alphonse was born near New Iberia in May 1867, and Eugène Offrande near Lydia in November 1868. 

1c

Éloi dit Petit René, by his second wife, married Angélique Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Girouard of Côte Gelée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1814.  They settled at Côte Gelée near present-day Broussard.  Their son Éloi dit Petit René, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1815, Jean Euclide in May 1819, Alexandre Esner or René in Lafayette Parish in April 1823, Émile in July 1828, Sosthène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in October 1830, Treville was born in March 1835 but died at age 2 1/2 (the priest said 7) in October 1837, Jules, perhaps also called Jules René, was baptized at age 2 months in July 1837, and Robert, perhaps also called Robert René, was born in April 1840.  Their daughters married into the Mire, O'Connor, and Simon families.

Éloi dit Petit René, fils died in Lafayette Parish in July 1833.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry.  

Alexandre René married Marie Louise Guchet, Guchette, or Huchet in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1842.  Their son François was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1848, Donat in May 1850, Pierre in October 1853, and Alexandre, fils was baptized at age 5 months in July 1866. 

Jules, called Jules Bonnet and Jules René by area priests, may have married Mélasie Young, perhaps a fellow Acadian descended from a Lejeune.  Their son Camillien was born near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, in May 1860. 

Robert, called Robert René by area priests, may have married Iréné Young, perhaps a fellow Acadian descended from a Lejeune.  Their son Joseph Numa was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1868.

1d

Édouard dit Petit René, by his second wife, married cousin Delphine, Séraphine, Séraphie, or Joséphine, daughter of Raphaël Broussard of Fausse Pointe and widow of Paulin Ardoin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1820.  The settled at Côte Gelée and at Île aux Cannes near New Iberia.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at his paternal grandfather's home at Fausse Pointe 9 days after his birth in January 1823, René le jeune was born in April 1826, Raphaël in March 1828, Léo in April 1832, Frédéric in February 1835, Aurelien in October 1838, Drosin in December 1840, and Dennis in December 1845.  Their daughters married into the Dooly, LeBlanc (French Canadian, not Acadian), and Waggoner families. 

René le jeune married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Sonnier, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in December 1844, and sanctified the marriage at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1847.  Their son Alexis was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1850, and Hippolyte in January 1851[sic].  

Frédéric married Lisemène or Isemène, daughter of French Canadian Louis LeBlanc, also called Oblanc, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1856, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in August 1868; Lisemène's mother was an Acadian LeBlanc.  Frédéric and Lisemène lived near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, before moving back to the St. Landry prairies.  Their son Louis was born near Church Point in January 1867. 

Léo married Azelia, daughter of French Creole Jean Simon and widow of Marie[sic] Miller, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in August 1868; Azelia's mother was a Granger; Léo was 36 years old at the time of the wedding, so they likely married civilly years before they sanctified the marriage.  They settled on the Mermentau River.  Their son Joseph was born "at Rre. Mentau[sic]" in September 1867. 

Aurelien married Lareine, daughter of fellow Acadian Godefroi Landry, fils, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1869. 

2

Joseph, fils, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in March 1774, died at New Orleans in September 1796.  The St.-Louis parish priest who recorded his burial said that José Brusard, as he called him, was a "native of Attakapas in this province" and that he died at age 23, but he was only 22.  Joseph, fils probably did not marry.  One wonders what he was doing in the city at the time of his death. 

3

François Alexandre, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in March 1777, may have died young.  

4

Youngest son Éloi dit Petit-Jos, by his second wife, baptized at Attakapas, age 7 weeks, in April 1780, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of Anselme Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in July 1800; they had to secure "a dispensation from the impediment of relationship" in order to marry.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their son Dosité, also called François, was born at Attakapas in March 1802, Hilaire in September 1803, Désiré in October 1809, and Lazare or Laizan in December 1813.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Broussard families.  Éloi died in Lafayette Parish in September 1823; he was only 43 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following January.  

4a

Dosité married cousin Claire or Clarisse, daughter of Joseph Thibodeaux of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1822.  Their son Hilaire Dosité, perhaps also called Isidore, was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1823, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 7 months in October 1827, Auriss was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 4 months, in November 1828 but died at age 4 in August 1832, a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died 11 days after his birth in September 1830, Désiré Dosité was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in June 1835, and Joseph Dosité at age 3 months in February 1840.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and De Perrodil families.

Hilaire Dosité married Céleste, also called Thérèse, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1842.  They may have had a son named Eraste, born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1854.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Langlinais families.  Hilaire Dosité may have remarried to French Creole Joséphine Reaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1860.  Their son Fraire was born near Abbeville in August 1861, Emard in August 1864, Albert in May 1866, and Joseph in January 1870 but died in February. 

Désiré Dosité married double cousin Émelia V., daughter of Onésime Valéry Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1857; Émelia's mother, also, was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Désiré, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1858, and Lucien in April 1869. 

Joseph Dosité married cousin Marie Laurenza, daughter of Don Louis Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1860.  They settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish.  Their son Joseph Demas was born in February 1861, Ademar or Edmar in July 1866 but died at age 4 in August 1870, and Marc was born in March 1868. 

4b

Hilaire married cousin Anne Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of Isidore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1825.  Azélie died in Lafayette Parish in September 1827, age 18.  Hilaire remarried to cousin Anastasie or Aspasie, daughter of another Isidore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church in July 1829.  Their son Éloi le jeune was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 months, in May 1831, Simon or Siméon at age 34 days in October 1838, Désiré le jeune was born in February 1841, Dermas in December 1848, and Alexandre in August 1851.  They also had an older son named Prosper.  Their daughter married into the Bonnemaison family.  Hilaire's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in December 1865; he would have been 62 years old that year. 

Prosper, by his second wife, married Marie Delasca, Deliska, Eliska, or Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Ferdinand Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1859.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Isidore was born in May 1862, and twins Alcée and Alcide in March 1870. 

Désiré le jeune, by his second wife, married Clarisse, daughter of French Creole Duc Bonin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1862; Clarisse's mother was a Comeaux.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Ulysse was born in December 1862, Aristide in August 1866, and Joseph Dué in November 1867. 

Siméon, by his second wife, married cousin Carmelite, daughter of his first cousin Hilaire Broussard le jeune, "at l'Église St.-Étienne of Roy-Ville," that is, St. Étienne church at Royville, now St. Anne of Youngsville, in September 1865.  Their son Siméon, fils was born near Youngsville in February 1868. 

4c

Désiré married Marie Azélie, Amelie, Arelie, or Orelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1834.  Their son Florestan was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 4 months, in April 1835 but died at age 2 1/2 in March 1837, Jean Dergus was born in March 1841, Egnest, perhaps Ernest, in 1851, and Éloi in 1853.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, a year or so later.  Their daughters married into the Duhon, Kibbe, Langlinais, and Nunez families.  Désiré may have died near Abbeville in September 1869; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Désiré C., as he called him, died "at age 58 yrs."; this Désiré would have been a month shy of 60 years old. 

4d

Lazare married Uranie, also called Susanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1835.  Their son Lazare Levasquey was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in April 1836, and Rémi was born in October 1839.  Their daughter married into the Dartes family. 

Lazare Levasquey married Marie Élizabeth, called Élizabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1859.  Their son Rémi le jeune was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1862, and Adam in October 1866. 

Victor-Grégoire BROUSSARD (c1728-?; François)

Victor-Grégoire, second son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, born probably at Port-Royal in c1728, married Isabelle, daughter of René LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, in the late 1740s or early 1750s.  In the fall of 1755, the British deported him and his uncle Alexandre dit Beausoleil to South Carolina aboard the HMS Syren and kept them in close confinement on Sullivan's Island near Charleston.  A few months later, in early 1756, they escaped from South Carolina and made their way north across country to upper Rivière St.-Jean and then to Shediac on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, where they joined Victor's father in the Acadian resistance.  Victor and Isabelle lived for a time in the refugee camp at Miramichi, farther up the North Shore, where their young children may have died during the terrible winter of 1756-57 (some accounts claim that all of the Acadian children living at Miramichi that winter perished from illness or starvation).  Victor and Isabelle, now childless, followed his widowed father into imprisonment in Nova Scotia and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Victor was one of the eight signers of the Dauterive agreement at New Orleans in April 1765.  His wife died in the epidemic of 1765, before she could give him anymore children.  The following spring, Spanish officials counted him on Bayou de Tortue near present-day St. Martinville with no one else in his household.  Victor did not remarry, so his family line died with him.  

1

Jean, born probably at Petitcoudiac in September 1753, died during Le Grand Dérangement, perhaps one of the many children who perished in the refugee camp at Miramichi during the terrible winter of 1756-57.   

2

Joseph, Jean's twin, also died during Le Grand Dérangement, perhaps also at Miramichi during the winter of 1756-57. 

Descendants of Timothée-Athanase BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil (1741-1760s; François)

Timothée-Athanase, called Athanase, third son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in February 1741, followed his parents into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick in 1755.  Athanase married Anne, daughter of Paul Bourgeois, probably in the late 1750s and followed his widowed father into imprisonment in Nova Scotia in 1760.  Athanase's older daughter Élisabeth, or Isabelle, was born in the prisoner of war compound on Georges Island, Halifax, in the early 1760s.  Athanase and his family followed his kinsmen to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Younger daughter Marie was born either aboard ship or at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony in early 1765.  They followed his father to Bayou Teche that spring.  Athanase and Anne settled on Bayou de Tortue, near present-day St. Martinville, but had no more children.  Athanase, and perhaps Anne also, died at Attakapas by September 1769, when a daughter was listed in a Louisiana census as an orphan.  Their daughters married into the Gaudin, LeBlanc, and Melançon families.  Daughter Isabelle remained on the prairies, but Marie grew up with relatives at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river and settled there.  Except for its blood, then, this line of the family did not survive in the Bayou State. 

Descendants of François BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil (c1746-1819; François)

François le jeune, fourth son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1746, followed his parents into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick, and followed his widowed father into imprisonment in Nova Scotia and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  François married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Landry, at Attakapas in c1770.  They settled on the lower Vermilion near present-day Milton, Lafayette Parish, where François served as a syndic.  Their daughters married into the Duhon, Landry, Meaux, and Thibodeaux families.  François died at his home on the Vermilion in May 1819; the priest who recorded his burial said that François died "at age about 78 years," but he was closer to 73.  Five of his six sons created families of their own in what became Lafayette Parish. 

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Oldest son Olidon dit Beausoleil, born at Attakapas in January 1771 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following April, married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Bernard, at Attakapas in February 1790.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son François le jeune was baptized at Attakapas, age 1, in April 1795 but died at age 3 1/2 in November 1797, Joseph Ursin Olidon, called Ursin, a twin, was born in February 1800, Onésime Olidon in March 1804, Don or Jean Louis Olidon in July 1811, and Alfred in March 1813.  They also had a son named Jean Olidon.  Their daughters married into the Duhon, Hébert, Mire, Prejean, and Thibodeaux families.  In September 1824, Olidon purchased from Jean Mouton dit Chapeau lot number 140 at Vermilionville, now the city of Lafayette; a lot in the new village cost $150.00 at the time.  Olidon died in Lafayette Parish in October 1827; the priest who recorded his burial said that Olidon was 58 years old when he died, but he was 56; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following January.  

1a

Jean Olidon married Marie Victoire or Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles-Dominique Babineaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1809.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Ursin Lessin, also called Ursin Jean Olidon, a twin, was born in February 1814, a son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home on the Vermilion 2 days after his birth in February 1816, Don Louis, also called M. Don Louis, Don Louis O., and Don Louis Jean Olidon, was born in January 1818, Jean Lydon, probably Jean Olidon, fils, in September 1821, Lessin Jean Olidon in c1823, Aurelien in April 1828, Neuville in March 1830[sic], and Dupréville in August 1830[sic, perhaps 1837].  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Dugas, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  Jean Olidon, père died probably on the upper Vermilion in November 1840; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean died "at age 53 years," but he probably was closer to 50; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1844.  

Ursin Jean Olidon married cousin Marie Eurasie or Erasie, daughter of Isidore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1833.  They settled near Carencro.  Their son Duplessin or Duplessis was born in July 1834, and Jules in October 1840.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux family. 

Duplessin married Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Chevalier Thibodeaux and widow of Placide Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1860.  Their son Joseph Cemar was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1861.  Duplessin died in Lafayette Parish in July 1865; he was only 31 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in March 1866.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Jules married Marie Elisadie, Elizadie, Elizalde, Elizeldi, or Lysadie, daughter of French Creole Duc Bonin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1861; Marie's mother was a Comeaux.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Augustin was born in October 1861 but died at age 1 in December 1862, Léonard was born in March 1866, and François Derbes in December 1869. 

Don Louis Jean Olidon married cousin Eméranthe or Méranthe Virginie, also called Marie Virginie, daughter of Joseph Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1837.  They settled near Carencro.  Their son Alexandre was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 1/2 months, in April 1840, Joseph was born in September 1843, and Basile in January 1844.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Their were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the 1850s. 

Jean Olidon, fils married Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian André Prejean, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1840.  They settled near Carencro.  Their son Joseph St. Maurice was born in December 1842, André Olidon in March 1850, Jules le jeune in May 1854, Joseph Demas in October 1855, and Pierre Ambroise in April 1857 but died at age 8 in March 1865.  Jean Olidon, fils died in Lafayette Parish in March 1865; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Jean Lydon, as he called him (the same name used in his baptismal record), died "at age 43 yrs.," so this was him.   

Lessin Jean Olidon married cousin Mélasie, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Richard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1842; Mélasie's mother, also, was a Babineaux.  They settled near Carencro.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Dugas families.  Lessin remarried to Uranie, also called Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Guilbeau and widow of Edmond Babineaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1855.  They probably remained at Carencro.  Their son Jean Edmond was born in August 1856, Joseph Adrien in January 1858, and Jean Théophile in August 1861. 

Aurelien married Marie Eumea, called Eumea, daughter of Spanish Creole Portalis Castille, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1852.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Jean Alcide was born in May 1859, Joseph Esdros, perhaps Esdras, in August 1864, Pierre Saul in May 1867, and Jules Philibert in November 1869. 

Neuville married cousin Émelie or Amelie, another daughter of Louis Richard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1858.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Alcée was born in March 1859, Jean Aristide or Aristide Jean in November 1860 but died at age 3 in November 1863, and Ernest was born in September 1862. 

Dupréville married Marcellite Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Lazare Bercy Arceneaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1860.  Dupréville died in Lafayette Parish in March 1866; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Dupréville died "at age 29 yrs." his succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following November.  Did he father any sons? 

1b

Onésime Olidon married Marie Uranie, called Uranie and also Susanne M., daughter of fellow Acadian Agricole Landry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1820.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Désiré was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in December 1828, Olidon le jeune at age 1 month, 12 days, in October 1830, Jules was born in March 1832 but died at age 13 months in May 1833, and Valérien Olidon was born in October 1833.  Their daughters married into the Dartes, Duhon, and Stutes families.  Onésime Olidon died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in September 1854; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Onézime Olidon died "at age 54 yrs.," but he was only 50. 

Valérien Olidon married Marie Orea, Osea, or Ozeah, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Duhon, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1854.  Their son Valérien Luma was born near Abbeville in October 1854, Pierre Demas in May 1856, and Placide in July 1867. 

1c

Joseph Ursin Olidon married cousin Émetille, Amelie, Melite, or Anastasie, daughter of Éloi Broussard of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1821.  Their son Joseph Ursin, fils, called Ursin and Ursin O., was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1823, and Désiré was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, 6 days, in May 1831.  Their daughter married into the Forman family.  Amelie died in Lafayette Parish in September 1843; she was only 40 years old. 

Joseph Ursin, fils married Aspasie, also called Anastasie, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1844.  Their son Joseph Alcide was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1849, Marcellin Cleopha in June 1851, Jean Cléomer in March 1853, Pierre Numa in February 1857, Désiré Horace February 1861, Hidelbert Clairville in May 1862, and Lucien Ursin in August 1864.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.

Joseph Alcide married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin LeBlanc, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1867. 

1d

Don Louis Olidon married Claire or Laclaire, daughter of fellow Acadian Delphin Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1831.  Their son Eugène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 days, in September 1832 but died the following December, Théodule Olidon, also called Théodore, was baptized at age 3 months in January 1834, Louis, fils at age 5 months in May 1840, Onésime was born in September 1846, Joseph Eraste in January 1849, and Victor in April 1851.  Their daughters married into the Herpin and Sellers families.  Don Louis Olidon died in Lafayette Parish in September 1853; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Don Louis Alidore, as he called him, died "at age 66 yrs.," but this Don Louis would have been only 42; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in February 1854. 

Théodule Olidon married Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Vincent, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1852.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Numa was born in October 1855, Théodule, fils in September 1864, and Théobod O., perhaps Olidon, in November 1866.

Victor married Azémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Bélonie Boudreaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1867.  Their son O'Neil was born near Youngsville in July 1870. 

Onésime married Auriska, Orizea, or Orinea, daughter of fellow Acadian Euclide Bourg, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Louis was born near Youngsville in December 1868. 

1e

Alfred married Anglo American Myra Eastin in Lafayette Parish in the early 1830s.  Did he father any sons? 

2

Théophile, born at Attakapas in March 1773 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest in April, married cousin Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Landry, at Attakapas in January 1796.  They settled at Côte Gelée near present-day Broussard.  Their son Pierre-Onésime, called Onésime, was born in June 1800, Édouard Théophile in February 1802, and Arvillien in December 1807 but died at age 3 in September 1810.  Théophile remarried to Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian René LeBlanc of Vermilion and widow of Charles Melançon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1812.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Théogène was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1813, François le jeune in August 1814 but died at age 15 in October 1829, Edmond Théophile was born in September 1818, and Eugène in November 1820 but died at age 11 in October 1831.  Their daughters married into the Bouquet and Mollere families. 

2a

Pierre Onésime, by his first wife, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Duhon, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1821.  Their son Émile was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1825, Théophile le jeune was baptized at age 4 months in June 1836, and Dorneville at age 8 months in May 1838.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Langlinais, and LeBlanc families. 

Théophile le jeune may have married fellow Acadian Marguerite LeBlanc at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1859.

2b

Édouard Théophile, by his first wife, married cousin Euphémie Belzire Broussard probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Sevenne was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1825, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 15 days in December 1826, Moïse was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in May 1831, a son, name unrecorded, died 8 days after his birth in October 1832, Clely was baptized at age 1 month in June 1834 but died at age 13 months in July 1835, Éloi J. was baptized at age 4 months in July 1838, Jules Édouard was born in March 1840, Alcide in December 1841, Cleopha Antoine in September 1846, and a son, name unrecorded, died at age 40[sic, probably 4] in March 1848.  They also had a son named Félix.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Hébert families.  Euphémie's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1849.  Édouard Théophile died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1867; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Édouard Théophile died "at age 68 yrs.," but he was "only" 65. 

Sevenne married cousin Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1845; Belzire's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Siméon was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1846, and Albert near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1865. 

Moïse married Marie Godric or Godra, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Arceneaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1856. 

Éloi J. married Azéma, daughter of Joseph Hébert "of Jefferson county, Texas," perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1866; Éloi J.'s sister Émilie married Azéma's brother Joseph Martin. 

Jules Édouard married Élodie, daughter of Spanish Creole Adrien Nunez, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1867; Élodie's mother was a Guidry

Félix married Palmyre, another daughter of Adrien Nunez, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1870. 

2c

Théogène, by his second wife, married cousin Madeleine Uranie or Uranie Madeleine, perhaps also called Victorine, daughter of Isidore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1832.  Their son Eugène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in May 1839, René was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1844, Drosin near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1848, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, age 9 days, in September 1854.  Their daughter married into the Miller family. 

2d

Edmond Théophile, by his second wife, married cousin Marguerite Zéolide, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Prejean, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1843; Marguerite's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Edmond Collins was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1856, Armesille in May 1859, Édouard Bélisaire in September 1861, and Théophile le jeune in October 1869.  Their daughters married into the Abshire and Hébert families. 

3

Jean-François, baptized at Attakapas, age unrecorded, in May 1776, married cousin Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in September 1798.  They settled at Pont du Vermilion or Pin Hook Bridge south of present-day Lafayette.  Their son Jean Treville, called Treville, was born in November 1806, and Éloi Jean in November 1808.  They also had a son named Don Louis, also called Don Louis Jean Baptiste and Don Louis Jean François.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux and Guidry families.  Jean François remarried to cousin Hortense, daughter of Augustin Broussard of Vermilion and widow of Pierre Simon LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1813.  They remained on the Vermilion.  Their son François le jeune was born in March 1814, Édouard Gilles, also called Édouard Jean François and Édouard J. F.,  in February 1817, Camille Jean François in May 1818, and Hippolyte in January 1820.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Hortense died at their home on the Vermilion in January 1820, in her late 30s.  Jean François's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in May 1820 soon after Hortense's death.  He remarried again--his third marriage--to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Lucien Bourg and widow of Firmin Duhon, at the St. Martinville church in May 1821.  Their son Onésime dit Cadet was born in September 1822, and Placide in June 1825.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Jean François died in Lafayette Parish in February 1832; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean died "at age 58 yrs."; his post-mortem succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following month.  

3a

Jean Treville, by his first wife, married cousin Anne or Marie Cidalise, called Cidalise, daughter of Jean Olidon Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1827.  Their son Éloi le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1831, Alexandre Treville in November 1833, Treville, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in March 1838, and Jean Eraste was born in December 1846 but may have died at age 1 1/2 in October 1848.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Doucet, and Guidry families.  Treville died in Lafayette Parish in August 1848; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial said that Troisville, as he called him, died "at age 29-30 yrs."; Jean Treville would have been 41 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in August. 

Alexandre Treville married cousin Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of Joachim Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1852.  Their son Philippe was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1860, and Eraste in November 1862.  Alexandre Treville's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November 1866; he would have been 33 years old that year.  Marie Carmelite remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Chevalier Thibodeaux and widow of Marie Céleste Broussard, at Vermilionville in October 1870. 

Treville, fils married Adalie or Idalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Guilbeau, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1858.  Their son Neville was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1859.  Treville, fils remarried to cousin Félicia or Félicianna, daughter of Placide Broussard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in January 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Vermilionville church the following July.  Their son Erasme was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1868. 

3b

Éloi Jean, by his first wife, married cousin Aspasie, another daughter of Jean Olidon Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1833.  Their son Éloi, fils was born posthumously in September 1834.  Éloi Jean died "near his house" in Lafayette Parish in April 1834; he was only 25 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January 1837.  Aspasie remarried to another Broussard cousin.  

Éloi, fils married cousin Eulalie, daughter of Joachim Isidore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1855.  Their son Éloi III had been born in Lafayette Parish in March 1855, two months before their church wedding.  Éloi, fils may have died in Lafayette Parish in November 1855; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Éloi died "at age 20 yrs."; Éloi, fils would have been 21; his succession record likely was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July 1856. 

3c

Don Louis Jean Baptiste, by his first wife, married Marie Duvissa, Deusca, Clarisse, Adorisca, or Lodoiska, daughter of fellow Acadian Moïse Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Sevenne was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 1/2 months, in April 1837 but died at age 12 1/2 in November 1849, Alexandre was born in April 1839, Amédée in June 1841, Désiré in May 1843, Nery in St. Martin Parish in May 1845, and Jean in Lafayette Parish in May 1847.  Their daughters married into the Duhon and Guidry families.  Don Louis remarried to cousin Azélia or Amelia, daughter of Spanish Creole Zenon Castille and widow of Onésime Guilbeau, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1848; Azélia's mother, also, was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Albert was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1854, and Alcide in January 1857.  Don Louis died in Lafayette Parish in September 1867; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Don Louis died "at age 50 yrs.," but he probably was closer to 55; his succession record, naming his second wife and calling him Don Louis Jean François, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November.  

Alexandre, by his first wife, married first cousin Mélasie, daughter of his uncle Jean Treville Broussard, at the Vermilionville Church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1860; Mélasie's mother, also, was a Broussard

3d

Édouard Gilles/Jean François, by his second wife, married Marie Éloise, Elouisa, Louise, or Léonie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Zéphirin Doucet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1839.  They settled near Carencro.  Their son Pierre was born in June 1840, Joseph Numa, called Numa, in March 1845, Jean Dupré in January 1848, Isidore in August 1849, Arthur in January 1854 but died at age 11 1/2 in November 1865, Valsaint was born in May 1858, and Hebrard in January 1866.  Their daughters married into the Duhon and Nunez families. 

Numa married Irénée, also called Grenee and Frenee, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosémond Boudreaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1866.  Their son Euphémon was born near Abbeville in February 1869. 

3e

François le jeune, by his second wife, married cousin Joséphine, also called Émilite, daughter of Joseph Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1839.  Their son Jules was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in February 1840, and Martin was born in November 1843.  Their daughter may have married a Thibodeaux cousin.  François le jeune remarried to Eugénie, daughter of French Creole Charles Simon, at the Vermilionville church in February 1850; Eugénie's mother was a Leger.  Their daughter may have married a Thibodeaux cousin.  François le jeune died in Lafayette Parish in January 1851; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that François died "at age 35 yrs."; he was 36. 

Jules, by his first wife, married Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1860.  Their son Jules, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1862, and François in June 1866. 

Martin, by his first wife, married cousin Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Duhon, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1866; Euphémie's mother was a Broussard.  They settled near Youngsville. 

3f

Camille Jean François, by his second wife, married second cousin Aurelia Amelia, also called Marie Aurelia, daughter of his first cousin Édouard Théophile Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1841; Amelia's mother, also, was a Broussard, so all four parents were Broussards.  They settled on the lower Vermilion near present-day Maurice, Lafayette Parish.  Their son Jean Treville, called Treville, was born in December 1842, Étienne in February 1849 but died at age 1 in February 1850, Desma was born in October 1851, and Albert in August 1858. 

Jean Treville married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Breaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1866.  They settled probably near Maurice. 

3g

Onésime dit Cadet, by his third wife, married Marguerite Sidalise, called Sidalise, 17-year-old daughter of French Creole Charles Baudoin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1842; Sidalise's mother was a Mouton.  Their son Cyprien was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1844, and a son, name unrecorded, died in Lafayette Parish, age 4, in September 1847.  Onésime's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1846; he would have been 24 years old that year. 

3h

Placide, by his third wife, married cousin Marie Aurelia, called Aurelia, 15-year-old daughter of his first cousin Jean Olidon Broussard, père, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1843.  Aurelia died in Lafayette Parish in September 1849, "at age over 20 yrs.," probably giving birth to a daughter; Aurelia's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Mouton families.  Placide remarried to cousin Félicianne, daughter of Spanish Creole Zenon Castille, at the Vermilionville church in April 1851; Félicianne's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Placide remarried again--his third marriage--to cousin Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Chevalier Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church in April 1853.  Their son Olidon was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1855.  Placide died in Lafayette Parish in January 1858; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Placide died "at age 46," but he was only 32; his succession record, which lists all three of his wives, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse a few days after his death. 

4

Joseph le jeune, born at Attakapas in May 1777, married cousin Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in January 1799.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Zenon was born in July 1802, Léon in July 1804, and Joseph or Gédéon Théon, called Théon and also Drosin, in April 1809.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Joseph le jeune remarried to Susanne dite Susette, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Boudreaux and widow of Salvator Mouton le jeune, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1812.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Joseph Sarasin, called Sarasin, was born in August 1817, Eugène, a twin, probably in March 1823, François was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in April 1826 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1827, and Jean Baptiste was baptized at age 7 months in February 1834.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Guidry families. 

4a

Léon, by his first wife, married Anastasie, daughter of Frenchman Olivier Blanchet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1827.  Their son Léon, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1830.  Léon, père died in Lafayette Parish in September 1833; the priest who recorded his burial said that Léon died "at age 27 yrs.," but he was 29; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following February.  

4b

Théon, by his first wife, married Marie Denise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Firmin Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1828.  Their son Jean Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1829, and Eugène le jeune in September 1831.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Théon remarried to Marie Carmelite Elisa, Elina, or Lina, also called Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Benoit and widow of Arvillien Broussard, at the Vermilionville church in June 1836.  Their son Raulin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 6 months, in July 1839.  Their daughters married into the Abadie and Guchereau families.  Théon died in Lafayette Parish in February 1849; he was only 39 years old; his succession record may have been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in June 1850. 

Sosthène, by his first wife, married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Émilien Vincent, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1849.  Their son Alexandre was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1849 but may have died in St. Martin Parish the following September, Jean Léon was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1859, and Arcade in June 1862. 

Eugène le jeune, by his first wife, died in Lafayette Parish in February 1849, two weeks after his older brother Sosthène married.  Eugène was only 18 years old when he died and probably did not marry. 

4c

Sarasin, by his second wife, married Véronique, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1837.  Their son Lucien was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1843, Olivier in July 1847, Joseph in February 1850, and Frédéric in April 1854.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, LeBlanc, and Montet families. 

Lucien married Marie Amanda, called Amanda, daughter of Euclide Roy, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1868; Amanda's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Charles Euclide was born near Youngsville in January 1869. 

4d

Zenon, by his first wife, married Marie Cléonide or Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Savoie, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1838; Zenon was 36 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Onésiphore was born in September 1840, Joseph Hippolyte, called Hippolyte in May 1846 but died at age 6 (the recording priest said 5) in June 1842, and Joseph Edgar was born in December 1848.  Their daughter married into the Mestayer family. 

4e

Eugène, by his second wife, married cousin Oliva, daughter of François Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1845, and remarried to cousin Eugénie, daughter of Don Louis Broussard, at the Vermilionville church in January 1850.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their son Jean le jeune was born in October 1841, Joseph in May 1855, Éloi D. in November 1857, and Jean Arthur in January 1868.  

4f

Jean Baptiste, by his second wife, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Rosémond Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1856.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1856 but may have died at age 9 in December 1865, Rosémond was born in November 1857, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 15 days in November 1858, Serge was born in October 1859, and Pierre in January 1868. 

5

Isidore, born at Attakapas in c1778, married cousin Isabelle, another daughter of Amand Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in February 1804.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Arvillien, also called Théon, was born in November 1806, Émilien in May 1811, Joachim Isidore in April 1813, and Ursin Isidore in July 1814.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Isidore remarried to Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Prejean of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1815.  Their son Jean Treville, called Treville, was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1817 but died at age 5 in June 1823, Édouard Isidore was born in December 1819, Julien or Jules Isidore in June 1825, Lessin Isidore, also called Marcel, in April 1828, and Louis Dupréville in March 1831 but died at age 12 1/2 months in April 1832.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Isidore's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in March 1843; he would have been in his mid-60s that year; the succession was not postmortem, so it may have followed the death of wife Adélaïde.  His house "stood at the top of the hill" on the left, or east, bank of the Vermilion just south of Pin Hook Bridge near present-day Lafayette, along the road to New Iberia, directly across the river from Walnut Grove, the Jean Sosthène Mouton plantation.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 34 slaves--15 males and 19 females, 24 blacks and 10 mulattoes, ranging in age from 60 to 1--on Isidore Broussard's plantation in the parish's Western District next to son Lessin J. Broussard.  A Mouton neighbor who was a boy in the 1850s wrote in his memoirs many years later:  "On his plantation, Mr. [Isidore] Broussard, with his slaves, cultivated cotton and raised cattle, horses, and sheep."  The young neighbor described Isidore, who would have been in his 80s at the time, as "a man with a loud voice which could be heard morning and night calling his mules and giving orders to his slaves."  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 34 slaves--11 males and 23 females, 14 black and 20 mulattoes, ages 61 to 2, living in 6 houses--on Isdore Broussard's plantation next to son Julien Broussard.  Isidore died probably at his home on the Vermilion in April 1862; he was 85 years old; his post-mortem succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following month.  Exactly a year after his death, a battle was fought at the Vermilion River bridge not far from Isidore's plantation.  One wonders what the grandson of the Acadian resistance fighter would have done when the Yankees came to steal his livestock and free his slaves.  

5a

Arvillien, by his first wife, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of German Creole George Taylor, formerly Teller, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1828; Marguerite's mother was a Broussard.  Arvillien remarried to Carmelite Elina, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Benoit, at the Vermilionville church in February 1832.  Their son Éloi was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1832 but died at age 22 months in October 1834, and Amet died at age 2 in March 1843.  Arvillien died in Lafayette Parish in December 1833; he was only 27 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following February.  Did this family line survive? 

5b

Ursin Isidore, by his first wife, married Euphémie or Célanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Alexandre was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1835, Éloi in November 1838 but died at age 10 months in September 1839, Édouard Derbes was born in February 1840 but died at age 3 in September 1843, Ernest was born in April 1844, Honoré in July 1851, and Jean Baptiste Dolsée in July 1855.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Comeaux, and Roy families. 

5c

Joachim Isidore, by his first wife, married Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, another daughter of Éloi Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1835.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish 2 hours after its birth in June 1837, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 10 in July 1847, Lessin le jeune, also called Ducrest, was born in August 1840 but died at age 2 in August 1842, and Taise was born in July 1844.  They also had a son named Désiré Jean, unless he was Taise.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Langlinais, Mouton, Smith, and Thibodeaux families.  Joachim Isidore died in Lafayette Parish in February 1849, four months after a daughter was born; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who must have been a bit confused, said that Joachim Isidore died "at age 19 yrs.," but he was 35; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following December. 

Désiré Jean married double cousin Élodie, daughter of Treville Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1867; Élodie's mother also was a Broussard

5d

Édouard Isidore, by his second wife, married cousin Aspasie, daughter of Jean Olidon Broussard and widow of Éloi Jean Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1837.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Jean Drosin, called Drosin, was born in April 1840, Élisée in March 1843, Alexandre in February 1850 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1852, Hippolyte Telesphore was born in May 1852, and Dismas in December 1855.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Meaux families. 

Drosin married cousin Euphémie, daughter of Joseph Evariste Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1860.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Arthur was born in February 1870. 

Élisée married Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Désirée Benoit, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Éloi was born near Youngsville in November 1869. 

5e

Julien Isidore, by his second wife, married cousin Marie Azéma, called Azéma, 18-year-old daughter of Pierre Onésime Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1842.  They had a son named Jules J.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  Julien's succession record may have been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1850; he would have been 25 years old that year; if this was his, it was not post-mortem.  He remarried to cousin Marie Estelle Broussard at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1866; Julien Isidore was 40 years old at the time of the wedding; a succession record for first wife Marie Azéma had been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse 11 days before his remarriage. 

Jules J., by his first wife, married cousin Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Théogène Thibodeaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1867; Élodie's mother was a Broussard

5f

Lessin Isidore, by his second wife, married cousin Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1848; Carmelite's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Charles Ducret or Ducre was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1849, Jean Lessin in March 1850, and a son, name unrecorded, perhaps born posthumously, died at age 2 in January 1854.  Lessin Isidore died in Lafayette Parish in March 1852; he was only 23 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse later that month.  Carmelite may have remarried to another Broussard

Charles Ducret married Spanish Creole Marie Victoria Romero.  Their daughter Estelle married Adelus, son of Agricole LeBlanc, fils and Marguerite Mayer, at the Jennings church, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in December 1892. 

6

Youngest son François, fils, born at Attakapas in January 1779, probably died young.  

Descendants of Claude BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil (c1748-1819; François)

Claude le jeune, fifth son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1748, followed his parents into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick and followed his widowed father into imprisonment in Nova Scotia and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Claude married Louise, called Lise and Lisette, daughter of probably Bénoni Hébert dit Manuel of Chignecto, at Attakapas in c1772.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Doiron, Duhon, Faulk, Granger, and Pivauteau families.  Louise died at Attakapas in March 1788; she was only 35 years oldClaude remarried to Catherine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan, at Attakapas in April 1793.  Catherine was a native of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, and had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled on the lower Vermilion near present-day Abbeville.  Their daughters married into the Faulk and Guidry families.  Claude died at his home on the lower Vermilion in November 1819; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Claude died at "age about 75 yrs.," but he was closer to 71; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December.  Only four of his 10 sons created families of their own.  One of his younger sons settled in St. Landry Parish, but the others remained in the old Attakapas District in what became Lafayette and Vermilion parishes.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, from his first wife, born at Attakapas in October 1774, married Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Trahan, at Attakapas in September 1794.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Jean-Baptiste dit Bénoni was baptized at Attakapas, age 3 months, in December 1795 but died at age 5 in October 1800, and Édouard was baptized at age 9 months in November 1797.  Jean-Baptiste, père died at Attakapas in February 1798; he was only 23 years old.  His only surviving son married and created a vigorous family line on the prairies.

Édouard married Pélagie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Dubois, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1817.  Their son Édouard Béloni was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1818, Onésime in September 1820, Louis Hubert, Hubertie, or Ubertie in October 1822, Olivier was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 9 months, in January 1826 but died at age 7 in September 1832, Eugène was baptized at age 3 and Jean Baptiste at age 2 in June 1830, and Euclide at age 2 1/2 in August 1834, and Camille Édouard at age 1 in September 1835. 

Édouard Bénoni married Marie Mélanie, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Paul Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1842.  Did Édouard Bénoni father any sons? 

Louis Hubert married Nesida, Nizida, Lezida, or Louisa, 17-year-old daughter of French Canadian François Primeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1843.  Their son Cleopha was born perhaps in March 1856 and baptized at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1857, Joseph was born in March 1857, Eugène in April 1862, and Delma in June 1869.  They also had a son named Louis, fils.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Louis Hubert's succession record, which calls him Louis Ubertie, was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1865; as the birth of one of his children shows, the succession was not post-mortem. 

Louis, fils married Sylvanie, daughter of French Creole Philemon Dubois, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1868; Sylvanie's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Olivier was born near Abbeville in March 1869. 

Camille Édouard married Ozémie, Azémie, or Azémire, daughter of French Creole Philemon Dubois, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1856, over a year after a daughter was born to them, so they may have been married civilly; Ozémie's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Alcide was born near Abbeville in August 1856, Philemon in February 1858, and Israël Francis in January 1863. 

Euclide married Louisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Thibodeaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1863.

2

Valéry, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in May 1776, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Landry.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Édouard was born in August 1804 but died at age 7 in September 1811, Valéry Achille, called Achille and also Raphaël, was born in August 1806, Pierre Onésime, called Onésime and Onésime Valery, in May 1809, Paulin in June 1815, Barthélémy in August 1820, and Lambert in September 1822.  Their daughters married into the Bonin, Boudreaux, and Thibodeaux families.  Valéry remarried to cousin Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of Jean Broussard and widow of Jean Anselme Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1829.  Marie Louise's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in July 1853. 

2a

Onésime Valéry, by first wife, married cousin Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Anselme Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1827; Marie's mother was Marie Louise Broussard, who became Onésime's stepmother two years later.  Onésime and Carmelite's son Lucien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in May 1830, Méance at age 4 months in May 1832 but died at age 5 in September 1837, Emilton was born in January 1834, and Jean Honoré in October 1847.  Their daughters married into the Baudoin and Broussard families.  Onésime's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in February 1854; he would have been 45 years old that year. 

2b

Achille, by his first wife, married Aspasie, also called Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1832.  Their son Bruno was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in December 1833, Pierre at age 2 1/2 months in March 1837, and Grégoire was born in January 1845. 

Bruno married cousin Marie Aureline, daughter of fellow Acadian François Cormier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1852; Marie's mother was a Broussard.  They settled probably near Youngsville.  Their son François Sevigne was born in November 1853, Ursin in October 1860, and Éloi in February 1863.  Bruno may have remarried to Anglo American Elizabeth Smith at the Abbeville church in September 1868, though they may have been married civilly.  They also settled probably near Youngsville.  Their son Joseph Dema had been born in December 1867, and Jean Remitiere in February 1869. 

Pierre married Belzire, daughter of French Creole François Meaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1860; Belzire's mother was a Landry.  They settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish.  Their son Rémy was born in June 1861, Marcel Adam in April 1868, and Eraste in April 1870. 

Grégoire married Marie Azena, daughter of fellow Acadian Achille Savoie, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1868. 

2c

Paulin, by his first wife, married cousin Célestine, daughter of Jean Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1836.  Their son Napoléon was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in March 1838 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1840, Servet was born in May 1840, Valéry in January 1843 but died the following October, Jean was baptized at the St. Martinville church, age 10 months, in September 1848, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish, age 4, in October 1851, Onésime was born in October 1851, Albert in August 1854, and perhaps Euclide in August 1857.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Paulin died in Lafayette Parish in June 1860; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Paulin died "at age 46 yrs.," so this probably was him. 

2d

Barthélémy, by his first wife, married Marcelienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Vincent, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1841.  Their son Théodule was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1849, Luc near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1855, Vincent in May 1857, and Simon in November 1859.  Their daughters married into the Baudoin family. 

2e

Lambert, by his first wife, married Émelie, daughter of French Creole Béloni Baudoin, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1844; Amelie's mother was a Landry.  Their son Valéry was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1848, Lambert Béloni in May 1850, and Napoléon in October 1853.  Lambert may have remarried to French Canadian Sylvanie Istre at the Abbeville church in January 1861.  Their son Adam was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia, in November 1867. 

3

Louis, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in August 1777, may have died young.  

4

Alexandre le jeune, by his first wife, baptized at Attakapas, age 8 months, in May 1779, also may have died young.

5

Béloni, by his first wife, baptized at Attakapas, age 5 months, in March 1785, died at his father's home on the lower Vermilion in October 1806.  Béloni was only 21 years old when he died and probably did not marry.  

6

Louis-Claude, perhaps also called Louis-Placide, from his second wife, born at Attakapas in the late 1780s or early 1790s, married Marie Eurasie, Ulasie, Eumea, or Séraphine, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Simon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1816; Marie's mother was an Aucoin.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their son Edmond le jeune was born in December 1818, Émile in January 1826, Clémile in September 1829, Joseph Louis, called Louis, in March 1835, Onésime was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in April 1837, and Louis, fils at age 1 1/2 months in May 1839 but died at age 5 months the following September.  Their daughters married into the Dronet, Simon, and Trahan families.  Louis Claude died probably in Lafayette Parish in August 1846, exactly two weeks after his wife died; he was probably in his late 50s; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse later that month. 

6a

Edmond le jeune married Marie Euphrosine, daughter of Catherine Lacour, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1849; judging by a baptismal record of one of their daughters, Marie Euphrosine's father may have been a Savoie, though another record calls her Marie Laives.  Their son Louis was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1850, François in April 1852, Jean in February 1860 but died the following September, and Gabriel was born in September 1862 but died the following January. 

6b

Joseph Louis married fellow Acadian Ameline or Emeline Vincent at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1854; the marriage was recorded also in Lafayette Parish.  Their son Antoine Duprey was born near Abbeville in April 1855, Félix in December 1856, Colombus in November 1858, Albert in March 1861, Cléobule in March 1863, and Jules in November 1866. 

6c

Clémile married Marie, daughter of French Creole David Meaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1854.  Their son Adam was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1861, and Aurelien in April 1866. 

7

Claude, fils, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in May 1794, probably died young.  

8

Jean-Joseph dit Beausoleil, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in March 1796, died at age 6 in July 1802.  

9

Jean Murphy, called Murphy, from his second wife, born at Attakapas in August 1805, married Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Dominique Prejean, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1827.  Their daughters married into the Carriere, Castille, Cormier, Richard, and Rider families.  Jean Murphy remarried to Céleste P., daughter of fellow Acadian François Pitre and widow of Anthony McDaniel, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1838, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1839.  Their son Jean Murphy, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1840.  Jean Murphy, père remarried again--his third marriage--to Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Foret and widow of François Vigé, at the Opelousas church in June 1851; Jean Murphy was 45 years old at the time of the wedding.  Jean Murphy's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in November 1858; he would have been 53 years old that year. 

10

Youngest son Edmond, by his second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in September 1807, died at his parents' home on the lower Vermilion, age 1, in October 1808.

Descendants of Amand BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil (c1750-1818; François)

Amand, sixth and youngest son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau, born probably at Petitcoudiac in c1750, followed his parents into exile in present-day southeastern New Brunswick.  He was only a child of 6 or 7 when his mother died at the refugee camp at Miramichi during the terrible winter of 1756-57.  Amand followed his widowed father and siblings into imprisonment in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s and to Louisiana in 1764-65.  Amand married Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Landry, at Attakapas in July 1771, and remarried to Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Benoit, at Attakapas in May 1775.  They settled at Fausse Pointe on the Teche near what became New Iberia.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Decuir, and Dugas families.  Amand was a leader in his community.  In the late 1780s, he and five others from his Attakapas congregation went to "Plaquemine at Pointe Coupée" to retrieve the Reverend Father Hilaire, a Capuchin priest, as pastor for the Attakapas church.  The church trustees had promised them 15 piastres for their trouble but "continually evaded paying them."  In May 1790, Amand filed suit against the trustees.  According to family legend, Amand fought in the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815; he would have been in his mid-60s at the time!  He died at his home at Fausse Pointe, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1818, in his late 60s; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March.  His home, called Maison Amand Broussard, was moved from Fausse Pointe to New Iberia before being moved again to the Vermilionville historical park near Lafayette.  One of Amand's descendants is the famous pop star Beyoncé Knowles

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Oldest son Joseph dit Josaphat, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in November 1771 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following July, married Marie-Françoise, called Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Trahan, at Attakapas in October 1793.  Françoise was a native of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, and had come to Louisiana in 1785 aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Éloi Josaphat was baptized at Attakapas, age 4 months, in April 1795, Rosémond le jeune was born in February 1800, Josaphat, fils in January 1806, and Achilles in September 1809 but died at his parents' home at Fausse Pointe, age 5 months, the following February.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Blanchard, and Bonin families.  Josaphat, père died in St. Martin Parish in April 1836; he was 64 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in January 1838.  

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Éloi Josaphat married cousin Susanne dite Susette, daughter of Joseph Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1813.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Éloi Josaphat, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1816, Joseph Lessin, called Lessin, in April 1825, Jules in April 1828, and a son, name unrecorded, died at age 8 months in March 1834.  Their daughters married into the Berard, Breaux, Broussard, Cazieuse, Gros or Legros, Oubre, and Trahan families.  Éloi Josaphat, père may have died in St. Martin Parish in April 1863; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Éloi died "at age 48 yrs."; Éloi Josaphat would have been 50.  One wonders if his death was war-related.  Susanne's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1867. 

Éloi Josaphat, fils married Elisa Breaux probably in St. Martin Parish in the late 1830s.  Their son Joseph was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1843, and Éloi in November 1863.  Their daughter may have married into the Teran family. 

Lessin married Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian Victor Labauve, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in October 1849.  Their son Victor Joseph was born near New Iberia in December 1854, and Gustave in May 1864.  Their daughters married into the Gaillet and Lecamue or Lecamus families. 

Jules married Félicie, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Hébert, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1851.  Jules died the following April, the day after he turned 23. 

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Rosémond le jeune married cousin Adeline Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of another Joseph Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1818.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Éloi Rosémond was born in February 1824, and Félix in January 1826.  Their daughters married into the Delcambre and Hébert families.  Rosémond le jeune remarried to Hortense, also called Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Athanase Hébert, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1848; Rosémond was 48 years old at the time of the wedding.  Rosémond le jeune likely died near New Iberia in August 1864; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Rosémond died "at age 60 yrs."; Rosémond le jeune would have been 64; his succession record, which calls his wife Constance Hébert, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following September.  One wonders if Rosémond le jeune's death was war-related. 

Éloi Rosémond, by his first wife, married Rose or Rosa, daughter of fellow Acadian Exhubert Hébert, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1845.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Delcambre, Landry, and Thibodeaux families.  A succession record for Éloi R. Broussard was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in January 1866; it was not post-mortem.  Éloi remarried to Afro Creole Joséphine Lesse or Lessey, perhaps a former slave, at the New Iberia church in March 1873, but they had children together years before the ceremony.  Their son Édouard Moderant was born near New Iberia in October 1868.  In 1885, Éloi donated land for a family cemetery near his home on Bayou Petit Anse.  (Éloi and Joséphine are maternal ancestors of singer/actor/pop star Beyoncé Knowles of Houston, Texas, a tenth generation descendant of François Brossard of Acadia through his son Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil). 

Félix, by his first wife, married Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian François Boudreaux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1845.  Their son Syhuste, probably Sylvester, was near New Iberia in December 1848. 

Sylvester married Auzilia, daughter of Joseph Humel, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in October 1870; Auzilia's mother was a Bourg

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Josaphat, fils married Arthémise, daughter of French Creole Henry Ransoné or Ransonnet, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1826; Arthémise's mother was a Landry.  Their son Léo was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1829 but died at age 2 1/2 in July 1832, and Josaphat III, also called Joseph, was born in March 1833.  Their daughters married into the Bienvenu and Etier families. 

Josaphat III/Joseph married Hélène, daughter of Onésime Leleux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Landry but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1853; Hélène's mother was a Landry.  Their son Joseph Homer was born near New Iberia in September 1854, Pierre Dorneville in January 1861, and Louis Oscar in August 1866. 

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Édouard-Amand, called Édouard A. or Edward A., from his second wife, a twin, born at Attakapas in October 1777, married cousin Anne, Annette, or Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in June 1801.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Léon was born in August 1802, Édouard Bélisaire or Bélisaire Édouard in April 1804, Ursin in March 1808, Jean Baptiste Désiré, called Jean Désiré and Désiré, in August 1814, and Aurien in March 1817 but died at age 2 in November 1819.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Dugas families.  Édouard died at his home at Fausse Pointe in August 1830; he was only 52 years old; his succession records were filed at the St. Martinville and Franklin courthouses the following January.  

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Léon married cousin Claire, called Clara, daughter of Pierre Broussard, fils of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1823.  Their son Léon Massena, called Massena, was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1824 but died at age 6 in June 1831, Édouard le jeune was born in July 1830 but died at age 10 months in June 1831, and Lucien Alcée, called Alcée, was born in October 1834.  One can only imagine what this family endured in that terrible June of 1831.  Their daughters married into the Bonin, Boutte, and Broussard families.  Clara's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in October 1849; she would have been in her mid- or late 40s that year.  Léon remarried to Caroline Virginie, called Virginie, daughter of French Creole François Césaire Boutte, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1849.  Their son Thomas Rodolph was born near New Iberia in December 1850.  They were living near Lydia in the late 1860s.  Their daughter married into the White family.  Léon died in July 1867; the New Iberia priest who recorded the burial said that Léon died "at age 65 yrs."; he was a month shy of that age; his succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in August, so he must have owned property in that parish as well. 

Alcée, by his first wife, married cousin Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Dugas, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in October 1856; Virginie's mother was a Broussard.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Joseph Eymard was born in February 1858, Louis Alcide in August 1859, and Alphe Antoine in August 1861.  Alcée's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1867; he would have been 33 years old that year. 

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Édouard Bélisaire married cousin Marie Émilie, Émilite, Melite, or Émerite, another daughter of Pierre Broussard, fils, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1832.  Their son Gustave Phileas or Phileas Gustave was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1833, Édouard Aristide, perhaps called Aristide, in April 1835, and Joseph Adrien, perhaps called Adrien, in February 1837.  They were living near New Iberia in the early 1840s.  Their daughters married into the Prince family.  Melite died in St. Martin Parish in November 1853; she was only 42 years old; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1866. 

Aristide Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in October 1853.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Aristide died "at age 18 yrs.," so this could have been Édouard Aristide. 

Gustave Phileas married Henriette Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1855.  Their son Jean Gustave was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1855[sic], Joseph Césaire in November 1855, and Angile in June 1866. 

Joseph Adrien may have married Marie Célestine, called Célestine, De La Fontaine at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1862, a few months after a daughter was born.  Their son Albert was baptized at the St. Martinville church, age 7, in August 1871. 

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Jean Désiré married cousin Marie Evelina or Eveline, daughter of Louis Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1835.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils, perhaps also called Jean Léo and Baptiste Léo, was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1837, and Édouard le jeune near New Iberia in February 1844.  Their daughter married into the Gonsoulin family. 

Jean Baptiste Léo married Susanne Eusèide, called Eusèide, daughter of fellow Acadian Dorestan Prince, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1860.  Their son Jean Baptiste Méance was born near New Iberia in May 1862. 

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Hebrard, by his second wife, a twin, born at Attakapas in October 1777, probably died young.  

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Nicolas-Amand, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in March 1786, married cousin Adélaïde, daughter of Joseph Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at Attakapas in February 1806.  They settled at Fausse Pointe and on Bayou Petite Anse near present-day Avery Island.  Their son Balthazar was born at Fausse Pointe in September 1806 but died at Petite Anse, age 2, in August 1808, Nicolas, fils was born in September 1809, a son, name and age unrecorded, died at this parents' home at Petite Anse in February 1811, Joseph Neuville or Neville was born in February 1813 but died at his parents' home at Fausse Pointe, age 5, in June 1818, and Camille was born in c1815 but died at age 9 at the home of Béloni Simon on the Vermilion in September 1824.  They also had sons named Joseph Evariste, called Evariste, and Rosémond le jeune.  Their daughters married into the Bell, Broussard, Giroir, and Melançon families.  Adélaïde died at their home at Fausse Pointe in July 1820; she was only 30 years old.  Nicolas Amand remarried to Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Comeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1821.  Their son Aurelien Seville, called Seville, was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1825 but died in Lafayette Parish at age 4 1/2 in August 1830, Onésime was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 1/2 years, in July 1830, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 8 days after its birth in May 1829, and Nicolas Sosthène was born in March 1837.  Their daughters married into the David, Dugas, Quiff, and Verret families, and one of them settled on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Evariste, by his first wife, married cousin Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Girouard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1829; Scholastique's mother, also, was a Broussard.  Their son Valérien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 9 months, in February 1832, Désiré was born in March 1834 but died at age 6 months the following October, Seville le jeune was born in October 1837, and Joseph Deshussard in St. Martin Parish in August 1846.  They were living near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, by the early 1840s.  Their daughter married into the Benoit family. 

Valérien married Louise Pamela, called Pamela, daughter of French Creole Hilaire Borel, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1858.  Their son Drosin was born near New Iberia in May 1859, Hilaire Joseph in August 1861, Alcée in February 1864, and Eustache Villemot in August 1867. 

Seville le jeune married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Valmond Girouard, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1861.

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Rosémond le jeune, by his first wife, married cousin Marguerite Elesima, called Elesima, daughter of Édouard Broussard, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1839, and remarried to cousin Marie Elina or Elisa, daughter of Philemon Broussard, at the New Iberia church in June 1844.  Their son Vincent David was born near New Iberia in July 1844, and Juseide in March 1852. 

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Éloi-Amand, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in April 1788, married cousin Marie, daughter of Jean Broussard of Côte Gelée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1809.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home at Fausse Pointe 12 days after his birth in June 1810, twin sons, names unrecorded, died at age 1 month in May 1814, another son, name unrecorded, died 3 days after his birth in September 1815, Camille le jeune was born in February 1816, and a son, named unrecorded, died at birth in July 1818.  They also had a son named Éloi Lucien, called Lucien.  Their daughter married into the St. Julien (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Marie died at their home at Fausse Pointe in March 1821, in her late 20s.  Éloi remarried to Marie Irma, called Irma, daughter of French Creole Louis Hilaire Boutte of Opelousas, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in July 1822.  Their son Eugène Numa, called Numa, was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1825 but died at age 11 1/2 in October 1836, and Antoine Gustave, called Gustave, was born in December 1831.  Their daughter married a Dugas cousin.  Éloi A., as he was called, died in St. Martin Parish in September 1832; he was only 44 years old; his succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1832 and at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in August 1835, so he must have owned property in both parishes.  

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Lucien, by his first wife, married Élisabeth, also called Élise or Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Désiré LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1835.  Their son Alcibiades Lucien was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1838 but died at age 6 in August 1844, Eugène Numa le jeune was born near New Iberia in June 1839, Jean Stanislas in January 1842, Martin Lusignan in November 1843, Désiré in October 1846, Balthazar Doria, called Doria, in April[sic] 1847, and Louis in October 1853.  Their daughters married into the Bourque, LeBlanc, and St. Julien (French Creole, not Acadian) families.  Lucien died in St. Martin Parish in September 1858; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Lucien's age at the time of his death, so one wonders how old he might have been; Lucien's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1859. 

Balthazar Doria married Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Norbert Bonin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1865. 

Martin Lusignan married Élodie, daughter of Anglo American William Parcel, at the St. Martinville church, St. Mtin Parish, in March 1869. 

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Gustave, by his second wife, married cousin Élisabeth Alphonsine, called Alphonsine, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Dugas, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1851; Élisabeth's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Antoine Oscar was born near New Iberia in May 1857, and Amand in January 1866. 

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Rosémond, by his second wife, baptized at Attakapas, age "about 4 1/2 months," in November 1799, died at his parents' home at Fausse Point in January 1820.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Camille-Amand, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in October 1801, married Marie Élisabeth, also called Elisa Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1821.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Camille Euphémon or Euphémon Camille, was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1824, and Antoine Preval or Preval Antoine, in April 1831.  Their daughters married into the Durand, Gondron, and LeBlanc families.  Camille Amand died in St. Martin Parish in March 1846; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Camille died "at age 46 yrs.," but he was only 44; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following August. 

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Camille Euphémon married Marie Susanne Louise, called Louise, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Laurent Tertron of Nantes, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1847.  Their son Henri Laurent was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1850 but died the following June, Jean Armand was born in March 1852, Joseph René in June 1854, and a son, name and age unrecorded, died in September 1855. 

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Preval Antoine married double cousin Félicie or Félicia, daughter of his first cousin Léon Broussard, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1851; Félicia's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Edmond was born near New Iberia in April 1855, Asval in January 1856, Charles Camille in November 1857, Léon in June 1859 but may have died at age 2 1/2 in October 1861, and Edmond was born perhaps posthumously in February 1862 (the baptismal record says February 1864, which probably was wrong).  Preval died in St. Martin Parish in February 1862; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Preval died "at age 25 yrs.," but Preval Antoine would have been 30; his succession record, calling him Preval Antoine and identifying his wife, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April 1862.  One wonders if his death was war-related.  Félicia's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1867. 

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Youngest son Pierre, by his second wife, died probably at Fausse Pointe, age 5 months, in January 1805.  

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More Broussards appeared on the western prairies by the 1770s, among them a young Broussard orphan, probably an exile from Maryland, who moved his family from the river to the Vermilion valley, where he settled among his many cousins and created another vigorous family line.  Another young Broussard, probably from Pigiguit, settled in the Opelousas District during the early 1770s before moving north to the Avoyelles prairie in the 1790s:

Élisabeth and Madeleine, daughters of Jean Broussard, came to Louisiana together, but the year they reached the colony is anyone's guess.  Madeleine married François, son of fellow Acadian Joseph dit L'Officier Guilbeau, at Attakapas in July 1772 and died at her home at La Pointe on the upper Teche in April 1822, in her late 60s.  Her sister Élisabeth's fate in anyone's guess. 

Catherine, daughter of Joseph Broussard, whose arrival date also is a mystery, married Andrés Lopes de Acuna, son of Pierre Lopes of Galicia, Spain, at Attakapas in June 1778.  

Descendants of Auguste or Augustin BROUSSARD (c1748-1810; François, Pierre?)

Auguste or Augustin, son of perhaps Charles Broussard and Madeleine LeBlanc, born probably at Grand-Pré in c1748, likely was deported with his family to Maryland in 1755.  He may have come to Louisiana as a teenaged orphan in 1766 with the first contingent of exiles from Maryland and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry and widow of Joseph Melanson, in 1769 or 1770.  Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at Ascension, just above St.-Jacques, in August 1770.  During the late 1770s, they moved to the Attakapas District and settled near his cousins on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Duhon, Hébert, Meaux, Mire, and Montet families.  Augustin, called by the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial an "inhabitant at Attakapas," died probably on the upper Vermilion in September 1810, "at age about 63 yrs."; he was a widower; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following July.  All four of his sons married and created families of their own. 

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Oldest son Martin Louis, called Louis, born at Ascension on the river in November 1772, married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Savoie of St.-Jacques on the river, at Attakapas in May 1800.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Louis, fils, also called Martin Don Louis, was born in August 1804, Joseph le jeune in May 1809 but died at age 4 in September 1813, and twins Cyprien and Rosémond were born in March 1811 but Rosémond died at age 3 months the following August.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Martin Louis remarried to Marie Emeranthe or Merante, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon dit Agros LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1815.  Their son Édouard Marie was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1821, and Martin in May 1826 but died at age 18 months in October 1827.  Martin Louis died in Lafayette Parish in February 1839; the priest who recorded his burial said that Louis was 65 years old when he died; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse that month.  

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Martin Don Louis, by his first wife, married fellow Acadian Madeleine, also called Doralise and Marguerite, Benoit probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Joseph Théodule was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1825, Théogène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, 27 days, in October 1827, Désiré at age 3 months in February 1830, Edgard at age 2 months in May 1837, and Martin, fils, also called Martin D., was born in December 1844.  Their daughters married into the Brasseaux and Broussard families. 

Joseph Théodule married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1846.  Their son Éloi was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1852, Joseph Tertule in October 1854, Jean Fernese in October 1857, and Alcide in June 1862.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family. 

Désiré married cousin Marguerite, daughter of Théon Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1848.  Their son Megret was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1853.

Martin, fils married Marie, daughter of Sylvestre Manceaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1867.  They settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish. 

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Cyprien, by his first wife, married cousin Pélagie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Meaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1831; Pélagie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Martin Sylvanie was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1841[sic] but the baptismal record says he was baptized by an Opelousas priest, so he may have been born earlier, Olivier was born in December 1842, Abraham in November 1843, Gabriel in October 1846, Antoine Arthur in May 1850, Amédée in March 1852, Alcide near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1854, Pierre Mozart in March 1857, and Louis Félix in October 1858. 

Martin Sylvanie married Marie Anaïs, called Anaïs, daughter of perhaps Ursin Guidry, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1860, but they may have married civilly a few years earlier.  Their son Colin M. had been born in St. Landry Parish in April 1855[sic], and Félix was born near Abbeville in November 1862. 

Olivier may have been the Olivier Despanet who married French Creole Alphonsine Boutte at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1865.  They settled in Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Olivier Euphémon, called Euphémon, was born in November 1866.  In June 1870, Olivier D., as he was called, was living with his wife and son in Ward 2 of Calcasieu Parish, near Lake Charles; the federal census taker said that Olivier D. was 30 years old at the time of the census, but Olivier, son of Cyprien, would have been only 27. 

Abraham likely married cousin Julie Broussard.  Their son Louis Alcée was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1868, and Arsène in April 1869. 

Gabriel married cousin Marie Evelina, called Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1869; Evelina's mother, also, was a Meaux

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Édouard Marie, by his second wife, married Célanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Paul Thibodeaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1850, 10 months after a daughter was born, so they may married civilly in St. Landry Parish in the 1840s.  Their son Anselme was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1857, and Artibus near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1863.  They also had older sons named Martin and Pierre Paul.  Their daughters married into the Faulk and Herpin families. 

Martin married cousin Céleste, daughter of French Creole Antoine Meaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1869, and sanctified the marriage at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, the following October; Céleste's mother was a Broussard

Pierre Paul married Élisabeth, daughter of Benjamin Faulk, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1869.  Their son Dulva Pierre was born near Abbeville in July 1870. 

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Joseph dit Augustin, born at Ascension on the river in November 1774, married Anne Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Hébert, at Attakapas in January 1804.  Anne, a native of St.-Similien, Nantes, France, had come to Louisiana with her widowed mother and siblings aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, when she was only 4 years old; she followed her family to upper Bayou Lafourche and then on to the Attakapas District.  Joseph dit Augustin and Anne settled at Grand Prairie, today's downtown Lafayette, and at Prairie Sorel.  Their son Joseph dit Augustin, fils was born in November 1804, and Dosité in February 1817.  Their daughters married into the Cormier and Dugas families.  Joseph dit Augustin, père died in Lafayette Parish in April 1828; he was only 53 years old.  

2a

Joseph dit Augustin, fils married cousin Marie Doralise, Doralie, Oralise, or Eloyse, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1831.  Their son Joseph III was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1833, Victor Cadet was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, in April 1835, Bélisaire was born September 1836, Jules in September 1844, and Dosithée le jeune in December 1850.

2a

Dosité may have married Elvira, daughter of Anglo American William Lyons, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1840.  Did he father any sons? 

3

Benjamin, born at Attakapas in c1777, married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at Attakapas in January 1801.  They settled on Lake Peigneur, also called Le Lac and Lake Simonette, at the border of present-day Iberia and Vermilion parishes, and on the Vermilion.  Their twin sons Benjamin Augustin and Joseph Onésime were born in April 1802 but Joseph Onésime died at age 14 in February 1816, Louis, called Don Louis, was born in October 1806, François Xavier Drosin, called Drosin, in October 1808, Jean in November 1813, Augustin le jeune, also called Lessin, in October 1816, and Béloni in September 1818.  Their daughters married into the Cormier, LeBlanc, and Thibodeaux families.  Benjamin, père died in Iberville Parish in September 1822; he was only 45 years old.  

3a

Benjamin Augustin married Séraphine Dubois probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Benjamin III was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1825.  Benjamin Augustin's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May 1832; he would have been 30 years old that year. 

3b

Don Louis married fellow Acadian Marie Vincent in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1826.  Their son Symphorien was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1830, Louis Duplessis was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 8 months, in October 1833, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 1 month in May 1838, Dupréville was born in May 1839, Joseph in February 1843, and Joseph Agerin near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1845.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc family and perhaps into the Laviolette family as well. 

Joseph Agerin married Aspasie Palmyre, daughter of Silvestre Manson or Mancau, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1868.  A daughter had been born the previous August, so they may have been married civilly before they sanctified the marriage. 

3c

Jean died in Lafayette Parish in July 1834.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

3d

François Xavier Drosin married Marie Denise, called Denise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph dit Petit Duhon, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1835, but they had been "married" for years.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Drosin, fils had been born in April 1826 but died at age 3 1/2 in October 1829, Euclide was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 7 months, in June 1833 but died the following September, Lasty was baptized at age 2 months in May 1834, Estival, called Stival, was born in April 1835, Joseph in October 1839, Édouard in September 1842, Émile in March 1843[sic], Georges in March 1845, and Émilien in April 1848.  Their daughters married into the Harrington, Labauve, Laviolette, and Marsan families. 

Estival, called Astival by the recording clerk, married French Canadian Donatille Istre in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1856, and, called Stival by the recording priest, sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in March 1862.  Their son Benjamin was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1858, and Denyse, perhaps a son, near Grand Coteau in July 1861. 

Lasty may have married Perpétué Maillard or Mayard at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1861.  Their son Lasty, fils was born near Abbeville in February 1869. 

Édouard married Marguerite, daughter of Joseph Laviolette, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry Parish but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1868.  Their son Édouard, fils was born near Church Point in October 1867. 

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Béloni married Marie Josèphe or Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Agricole Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1836.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Joachim was born in September 1841, Martial in June 1847, and Omer in July 1849.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the mid-1850s.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Charpentier, Labauve, and Trahan families. 

Joachim may have married Anglo American Eulalie Harrington.  Their son Delano was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1869. 

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Augustin le jeune married Anastasie or Aspasie, also called Josie, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1836.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Filosy or Philosi was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 5 months, in November 1837, Charles was born in March 1840, Benjamin in January 1842, Donat in June 1846, and Joseph Philoene in May 1849.  They also had an older son named Gerasin.  They were living in St. Landry Parish by the mid-1850s.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Augustin le jeune's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February 1869; he would have been 53 years old that year. 

Gerasin married Marguerite, also called Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Leger, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1857, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Amédée was born near Grand Coteau in September 1860, and Charles Gerasin in September 1863.  Gerasin's succession records were filed at the Opelousas and Vermilionville courthouses in December 1866, so he must have owned property in Lafayette as well as St. Landry Parish. 

Philosi married Émelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Béloni Thibodeaux of La Pointe Lyons, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Louis was born near Grand Coteau in December 1862.  Philosi remarried to Marie Azéma, called Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Cormier and widow of Jean Hébert, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1867.  They settled near Point Lyons, now Lyons Point, Acadia Parish, south of present-day Crowley. 

Benjamin married Maria Anne or Anaïs, daughter of fellow Acadian Moïse Guidry, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1866.  Their son Colombus was born near Church Point in December 1868. 

Joseph Philoène married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Hébert, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May. 

Donat married Anathalie, daughter of Anglo Creole Jacob Abshire, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1869, but they may have been married civilly.  Their son Donat, fils had been born near Church Point in December 1868. 

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Auguste or Augustin, fils, born at Attakapas in July 1785, married cousin Anastasie, daughter of Claude Broussard dit Beausoleil, at Attakapas in May 1806.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Aurelien Augustin, also called Augustin, fils (actually Augustin III), was born in August 1807, Jean Achilles in January 1809 but died at age 6 in August 1815, Benjamin le jeune was born in September 1810, Arvillien in August 1811, Édouard Auguste in December 1817, Don Louis Auguste in August 1819, and Camille in May 1824.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family. 

4a

Aurelien Augustin married cousin Marie Coralie, called Coralie, daughter of Éloi Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1829.  Their son Augustin or Auguste Colom or Colomb, called Colomb, was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1832, Lasty in Lafayette Parish in December 1838, Joseph in March 1843, Olidor in September 1843[sic], Simon in October 1846, and Numa near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1851.  Their daughter married into the Derouen family. 

Auguste Colomb married Élodie LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son Gabriel Elias was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1860, and Emethylle, perhaps a son, in July 1862.  They were living near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in 1864. 

4b

Édouard Auguste married cousin Clémence or Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1838; Clémence's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Camille Minos or Minos Camille was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1838, Joseph Napoléon in October 1841, and Étienne near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1844.  They also had a son named Alexandre, born perhaps in c1847.  Édouard Auguste remarried to Téolive, daughter of Leufroi Maillard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1866; Téolive's mother was a Landry; Édouard Auguste was 48 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Camille Minos, by his first wife, married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Duhon, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1867. 

Alexandre, by his first wife, married cousin Marie Sylvanie, daughter of Don Louis Jean Olidon Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1868.  Alexandre may have died near Abbeville in May 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Alexandre died "at age 23 yrs." 

4c

Don Louis Auguste married Marie Virginie, called Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1839.  Their son Étienne was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1844, Augustin le jeune near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1848, Alix Idea in March 1856, and Angelle, perhaps a son, in December 1864.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Primeaux families. 

Étienne married cousin Eméranthe, daughter of Pierre Onésime Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1867. 

4c

Arvillien married Marie Émilie, Amelia, Émelia, or Ervilia, another daughter Louis Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1840.  Their son Maxence was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1841, Ozémé in January 1843, and Jules near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1847.  Their daughter married into the Comeaux family. 

Jules married double cousin Zelmire, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Boudreaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1868; Zelmire's mother was a Broussard

Descendants of Louis BROUSSARD (c1750-?; François, ?)

Louis, son of Urbain Broussard and Catherine _____, born probably at Pigiguit in c1750, first appears in Louisiana records in the Opelousas census of 1774 as a 24-year-old bachelor.  He married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Benoit, probably at Opelousas in c1775; she also was called Marguerite Ledé (actually Latier, her stepfather's surname).  Louis and Marguerite settled in the Grande Prairie area of the Opelousas District north of present-day Washington.  By the mid-1790s, they had moved up to the Avoyelles prairie, among the very few Acadians who settled there.  Their daughter married into the Labaterie family.  Some of Louis's sons moved back into St. Landry Parish during the early antebellum period; some of his descendants remained in Avoyelles.  

1

Oldest son François, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in March 1777, may have died young.

2

Maximilien, born at Opelousas in January 1786, married Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Jean-Baptiste Guillory of Avoyelles, at Opelousas in January 1806.  They settled in Avoyelles.  They may have had a son named Maximilien, fils, also called Similien.  

Maximilien, fils married French Creole Hélène Landreneau, also called Pauline Choffroin, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in 1832.  Their son Félicien was born in St. Landry Parish in September 1835.  Their daughter married a Guillory cousin. 

3

Jean-Baptiste, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in September 1789, married Anne dite Manette, daughter of French Creole Joseph Landreneau of Pointe Coupee Parish, by 1814.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Avoyelles Parish in c1817, Valéry in St. Landry Parish in August 1822, Lasty in September 1826, and Olivier in July 1829.  Their daughter married into the Ardoin family.  A succession record for Jean Baptiste Broussard was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in August 1847; this Jean Baptiste would have been in his late 50s that year. 

Jean Baptiste, fils married Sylvanie, 17-year-old daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Marcellin Ortego, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1838; Sylvanie's mother was an Acadian Lejeune.  A succession record for Jean Baptiste Broussard was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1857; Jean Baptiste, fils would have been about 40 years old that year. 

4

Youngest son Joseph, born at Opelousas in January 1793, married Marie or Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Michel Bare; Marie's mother was an Achée.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in September 1828. 

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Some of the Broussards who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to settle near their cousins on the western prairies:

Agnès Broussard, age 31, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With her were husband Pierre Potier, age 45, and five children, ages 16 to infancy.  The majority of their fellow passengers went to the Baton Rouge area, but Agnès and Pierre chose to go to the Attakapas District, where she remarried to Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Vincent of Rivière-aux-Canards, in January 1788.  She died "suddenly of an accident of 'apoplexy' (crippled by a stroke)" at Attakapas in September 1788; she was only 34 years old.  

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Jean Broussard, age 40, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With him was wife Marguerite Comeau, age 32, and son Jean-Baptiste dit Petit, age 11.  Most of their fellow passengers went to upper Bayou Lafourche, but, like the typical Broussard, Jean chose to take his family to Attakapas instead.  He and Marguerite had no more children in Louisiana.  

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The Broussards from France created only one new family line on the prairies:

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste dit Petit BROUSSARD (1774-1823; François, Pierre, Joseph)

Jean-Baptiste dit Petit, son of Jean Broussard and Marguerite Comeau, baptized at Monthoiron, Poitou, France, in May 1774, came to Louisiana with his parents aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed his family to the Attakapas District, where he likely married fellow Acadian Céleste Hébert in October 1793.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Duhon, and Lapointe families.  Jean Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in August 1823; he was only 49 years old.  His youngest son settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, but his other married sons remained in Lafayette Parish. 

1

Oldest son Jean Joachim, called Joachim and also Hippolyte, born at Attakapas in March 1806, married French Creole Adélaïde Meaux probably in Lafayette Parish in the 1820s.  Their son Jean was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1826, Hippolyte in October 1828, and Chevalier in April 1840.  Their daughter married into the Trahan family. 

Jean married Zulma, daughter of French Creole Béloni Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1851; Zulma's mother was a Boudreaux.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their son Donat was born in October 1854, Eugènard in January 1862, Jean, fils was baptized at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, "at age 6 mths." in October 1866, and Trasimond was born in May 1869.

2

Nicolas, born at Attakapas in October 1807, married Marie Cléonise or Phelonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1830.  Their son Nicolas, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1831, and Antoine died a day after his birth in January 1833. 

3

Théovide, called Ovide and Avide dit Vide, born in St. Martin Parish in August 1809, married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, another daughter of Joseph Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1830.  Their son Sosthène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in April 1836 but died at age 16 months in July 1837, Éloi was born in September 1838 but died at age 2 in October 1840, and Paul Phire was born in January 1848.  They also had a son named Antoine.  Their daughters married into the Sonnier and Thibodeaux families. 

Antoine married Azelima, daughter of fellow Acadian Aladin Vincent, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1867.  They settled on the lower Vermilion above Abbeville.  Their son Numa was born in November 1867. 

4

Jean Marcel, born in St. Martin Parish in December 1813, died in Lafayette Parish at age 13 1/2 in June 1827.  

5

Youngest son Athanase, born in St. Martin Parish in December 1815, married Célestine, daughter of Anglo American William Vaughn, in a civil ceremony probably in Assumption Parish in August 1848, settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, and sanctified the marriage at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, north of Lake Verret, in October 1858; Célestine's mother was a Templet.   

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During the late colonial period, a Broussard with mysterious antecedents left the river and settled on the western prairies, but no new family line came of it:

Jacques BROUSSARD (late 1760s-?; François, Pierre?, Joseph?)

Jacques, son of perhaps Charles Broussard and his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise Castel, born at Cherbourg, France, in the late 1760s, may have come to Louisiana with his family aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He appears on neither the ship's embarkation nor debarkation lists, so he may have come to the colony on a later vessel.  He either followed his family to or found them at the Manchac, below Baton Rouge.  After he came of age, and while his brothers remained at Baton Rouge or moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, Jacques crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Opelousas District, where he married Isabelle, daughter of German Creole Jacob Miller, in July 1791.  They seem to have been that rare Cajun couple who had no children.  

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Other BROUSSARDs on the Western Prairies

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link many Broussards in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  The priests at St. Martinville in the 1850s, at Abbeville during the late 1850s and well into the 1860s, and at Breaux Bridge, were especially negligent in their recordkeeping.  One suspects that some of the Broussards who lived on the western prairies during the immediate post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Broussards:

Pierre Broussard died at the home of Jean Melançon at La Pointe in May 1816.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial described Pierre as a "Creole from Baton Rouge," said he was 23 years old when he died, but did not give any parents' names.  Pierre's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following September.  

Joseph, son of "Gessry" Broussard, born in c1824, was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, age 45, in July 1869.  

Dominique Broussard married Divine Valleaux probably in Lafayette Parish by the mid-1820s.  

Céleste Broussard married Désiré Dubois, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1825.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Judique Broussard, widow of William Frutel, married French Creole Jean Baptiste La Caze in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1826.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Judique died in St. Landry Parish, a widow once again, in November 1857; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Judie, as he called her, died "at age 80 yrs."  One wonders who were her parents and where she was born. 

Pierre Broussard married Marie Gravelle and settled in St. Landry Parish.  

An unnamed son of Onésime Broussard died in Lafayette Parish at age 2 in February 1835.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name.  

Joseph Broussard married cousin Anne Tarsile Broussard.  Their son Portalice was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 4 months, in August 1839.  

Jean, son of Louis Jean Broussard, was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1841 but died the following January.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name. 

A succession record for Zulma Broussard, wife of Joachim Prevot, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in November 1841. 

Jules Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in March 1842.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Jules died "at age 17 yrs." 

Octave, son of Meandre Broussard, died in St. Martin Parish in October 1852.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give the mother's name and probably misspelled the name of the boy's father, said that Octave died "at age 15 mths." 

Éloi Broussard married cousin Séraphine Broussard.  Their son Joseph was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1843.  Was he the Éloi Broussard who died in St. Martin Parish in April 1863?  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Éloi died "at age 48 yrs." 

Théodore, also called Théotiste, Onésime Broussard married fellow Acadian Célestine LeBlanc.  Their son Onésime was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1843, Albert near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1855, and Clette Marcelle in April 1857.  Their daughter married into the Moore family. 

Onésime Broussard married fellow Acadian Clarisse Trahan.  Their son Jean Adolphe was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1844, and Anthime in April 1858. 

Marie S. Broussard married Joseph Landreneau, fils in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1845, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1846.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names.  

Alphonsine Broussard married Fergus Decuir in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in July 1846.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Vital Broussard married Spanish Creole Françoise Hernandez.  Their son Alcide was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in January 1847. 

Adélaïde Broussard of Lafayette Parish married fellow Acadian Moïse Guidry of Vermilion Parish in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1847.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Léo, son of Arvillien Broussard, died in Lafayette Parish in November 1847.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Léo died "at age 56 yrs." 

Léon Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in October 1848.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Léon died "at age 40 yrs." 

Eléonore Broussard married Pierre LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1849.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Camille A. Broussard married Celima LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian, and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by 1850.  Their son Antoine was born in January 1858. 

Omer Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in January 1850.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Omer died "at age 5 or 6 yrs." 

Rosémond Broussard married fellow Acadian Marie Elina Dorsille Landry.  Their son Nicolas was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1850. 

Siphorin, Siphyroyen, Syproyen, probably Syphorien or Symphorien, Broussard married Célestine Laviolette in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1850.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Eugène was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1855, Ozémé in July 1857, and Siphroyen, fils near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1864. 

Don Louis Broussard married fellow Acadian Anathalia Landry.  Their son Louis Edgard was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1851. 

Odile, also called Odite, Broussard married cousin André Valérien, son of fellow Acadian Édouard Prejean, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1851; André's mother was a Broussard.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Bélisaire Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in March 1852.  He was only 15 days old.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Albert Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in September 1852.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Albert died "at age 10 mths."

Dumas Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in April 1853.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, says that Dumas died "at age 4 yrs."

Lezin Broussard died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1853.  He was only 7 months old.  The priest who recorded the infant's burial did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Amelie Broussard married French Creole Francis Verret in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in June 1853.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Antoine Broussard married cousin Félicia Broussard.  Their son Numa was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in August 1853. 

Édouard Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in October 1853.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, says that Dumas died "at age 9 yrs."

Émile Désiré Broussard married fellow Acadian Marguerite Firmin Duhon.  Their son Jean was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1854. 

Éloi Broussard's emancipation record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1854.  The parish clerk who recorded the emancipation did not give the young man's parents' names. 

Édouard Broussard's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1854.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not give a wife's name or any other information, so one wonders which Édouard Broussard this may have been. 

Paul Broussard died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1854.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Paul died "at age 23 yrs." 

Jean Baptiste Broussard married Julienne Maillard.  Their son Jean Moleus was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1854.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, a few years later. 

Léo Broussard married French Creole Celia or Zelia Simon and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the mid-1850s before moving to near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish.  Their son Léo, fils was born near Grand Coteau in February 1863, and Édouard in December 1864. 

Louis Duclozel Broussard died in Lafayette Parish in March 1855.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Louis Duclozel died "at age 20 yrs." 

Nicolas Broussard married fellow Acadian Nathalie Savoie.  Their son Pierre was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1855. 

Élisée Broussard married Nathalie, also called Odille, Loignon.  Their son Dosithée was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1855, St. Aubin near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in December 1858, and Euphémon in February 1861. 

Demas, son of ____ Broussard and Camille[sic] Broussard, died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1855.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the father's name, said that Demas died "at age 40 yrs." 

Césaire Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in November 1855.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names or even Césaire's age at the time of his death. 

Edward Broussard married Marie Labauve and settled in Lafayette Parish by the mid-1850s. 

Marcel Broussard married Carmelite Comeaux.  Their son Moyse was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1855.  Was Carmelite the widow of Lessin Isidore Broussard, who died in March 1852?

Ludovic Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in February 1856.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Ludovic died "at age 18 mths." 

Oliva Broussard married Thomas Stouts in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Zéphirin, son of Pierre Broussard and Marguerite Vidrine, married Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Dugas, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1856. 

Élise Broussard, called Leczman by the recording clerk, married fellow Acadian Janville Theriot in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in May 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They were living near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, north of Lake Verret, by the late 1860s. 

Phamelon Broussard died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1856.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a spouse, said that Phamelon died "at age 40 yrs."  Was Phamelon male or female? 

Olezima Broussard married Jean Pierre Moreau at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1857.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Oliva Broussard married Klebert, son of fellow Acadian Don Louis Thibodeaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1857.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Massena Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in November 1857.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Massena died "at age 21 yrs."; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1858.  One wonders if Massena was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana during the summer and fall of 1857. 

Émile Broussard married Euphémie LeBlanc.  Their son Séverin was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1858.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin. 

Emelisa Broussard married Dupré Biabe in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1858.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Céleste Broussard married fellow Acadian Désiré Hébert at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1858.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Émile Jean Broussard married Marguerite Guyon.  Their son Joseph Dupréville was born near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, in June 1859. 

Euphémie Broussard married fellow Acadian Alcide Hébert at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Azina Broussard married Foreign Frenchman Jean Baptiste Constant, son of Jean Baptiste Clément of France and widower of Eve Théodora Girouard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1859.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Victoire Broussard married Sarrazin Hébert at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Nicholas Broussard married fellow Acadian Athalie Savoie and settled near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, by 1860.

Émile Broussard married Ursule Dronet at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names.  Their son Aurelien was born near Abbeville in September 1861, and Aristide was baptized at age 5 months in August 1866. 

Louis Sarasin Broussard married fellow Acadian Marie Mathilde or Mathilda Bourg at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in April 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names.  Their son Louis Numa was born near Pattersonville in November 1864, Joseph Alcée in September 1867, and Edmund Félix in October 1870. 

Marie Philomène Broussard married Jean Euclide, son of fellow Acadian Charles Dominique Babineaux, fils, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Drauzin Broussard married French Creole Melina Legros, perhaps the widow of Arvillien Biabe, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Jean Broussard's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not give a wife's name or any other information, so one wonders which Jean Broussard this may have been. 

Aladin Broussard married cousin Belzire Broussard.  Their son Gaulbert was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1860. 

Hortense Broussard married fellow Acadian Dolze LeBlanc at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Adrien Broussard married Marie Célestine Lafontaine in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Emadis, also called Aimedice, Emedice, and Emedisse, Broussard married Marie Adeline, called Adeline, Vincent, probably a fellow Acadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Oleus was born in July 1864. 

Marie Belzire Broussard married Simonet, son of fellow Acadian Philippe de Saint-Julien Lachaussée III, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Eugénie, daughter of Onésime Broussard and Célestine LeBlanc, married Clémile, son of fellow Acadian Alexandre Duhon, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1861. 

Odile Broussard married François C. Molbert in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in April 1861.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Henri Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in June 1861.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents'  names or the age of the deceased. 

Pélagie Broussard married Louis Mozart, called Mozart, son of fellow Acadian Ursin Joseph Bernard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names. 

Paulin Broussard married Marie Laviolette in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1863.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, and then on the Mermentau River, near the boundary between St. Landry and Calcasieu parishes.  Their son Joseph was born in July 1864. 

Alexandre Broussard married cousin Angélique Émelie, daughter of Joseph Ursin Broussard, fils, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give any parents' names.  Their son Bertin Ulysses was born near Abbeville in September 1870. 

Ezilda Broussard married Césaire, son of either Éloi or Valéry LeBlanc, both fellow Acadians, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Théophile Broussard married fellow Acadian Adèle Savoie and settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Clément Broussard married cousin Constance Broussard and settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Désiré Broussard married Marguerite Frederick, perhaps a German Creole, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1862.  True to form, the priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Léon Broussard married fellow Acadian Odile Prince.  Their son Oscard was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1862, and Eugène in December 1867. 

Pierre A. Broussard married Louise Azéma, called Azéma, 14-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Leger, fils, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Ebrard or Hebrard was born near Abbeville in May 1864 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1865, Pierre Oleus was born in August 1866, Deussa, perhaps a son, in October 1867, and Numa in October 1869. 

Léonard Broussard's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1862.  Who were his parents?  Was he married?  Was this a post-mortem succession? 

Marguerite Broussard married Louis Arvillien, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Jean Baptiste Trahan and widower of Marie Denise Hébert, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1862.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Louis Arvillien was 47 years old at the time of the wedding.  One wonders how old Marguerite was. 

Marie Anaïs Broussard married Désiré Primeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Emelisa Broussard married Anglo American Dupré Beard at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Broussard married Azéma Mathieu at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  Emelisa and Joseph were married at the same place, on the same day, so one wonders if they were siblings. 

Adélaïde Broussard married Adolph Bernard, probably a fellow Acadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Henri Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in September 1862.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Henri died "at age 14 mths." 

Pierre, fils, son of Pierre Broussard, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1862.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the mother's name, said that Pierre died "at age 3 yrs."  So which Pierre Broussard was the father? 

Léo Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in February 1863.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Léo died "at age 25 yrs."  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Théophile, son of Lessin Broussard, died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1863.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the mother's name, said that Théophile died "at age 3 mths."  One wonders which Lessin Broussard was his father. 

André Victoire, perhaps Victor, Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in April 1863.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that André Victoire died "at age 20 yrs."  One wonders if the death was war-related. 

Elmire Broussard married Anglo American Théophilus, perhaps also called Ophy, Foreman in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1863.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Elmire, widow of Ophy Foreman, probably Théophilus, remarried to Israël, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Chevalier Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1868.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's parents' names. 

Emérante Broussard's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in October 1863.  Was Emérante male?  Was this a post-mortem succession?  If he was male, and the succession was post-mortem, was his death war-related? 

Rosémond Broussard married Sophia Van Holst in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in February 1864.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Édouard Broussard married Aurelia Stevens, perhaps an Anglo American.  Their son Albert was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in March 1864. 

Joseph Broussard married Delzinde _____.  Their son Maurice was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in April 1864.  Were they Acadian?

Euphrosie Broussard married French Creole Dosithé Meaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1864.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Erasme Broussard died in Lafayette Parish in October 1864.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the marriage, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Erasme died "at age 14 yrs."  One wonders if Erasme's death was war-related. 

Hippolyte Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in October 1864.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Hippolyte died "at age 9 yrs." 

Eugène Broussard married Marie Miller.  Their son Rémy was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1864, and J. Oresile in December 1869. 

Élisabeth Broussard, wife of Baptiste Courseau, died in St. Martin Parish, age 55, in December 1864. 

Don Louis Broussard married Marie Adeline Primeaux and settled near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, by the mid-1860s. 

Josaphat Broussard married Virginie Cisness, also called Amand, and settled near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, by the mid-1860s.  Their son Paul was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in March 1866.  Were they Acadian?

Joséphine Broussard gave birth to son Abraham near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1865.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name. 

Ernestine Broussard gave birth to son Jean near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1865.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name. 

Gertrude Broussard, wife if Valière Pillet, died in Lafayette Parish, age 60, in April 1865. 

Onésime Broussard married French Creole Marie Belzire Leleux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Sylvain Adema was born near Abbeville in February 1866, and Joseph Olba in June 1869. 

Marie Celima Broussard married Aladin, son of fellow Acadian Édouard Comeaux, fils, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Belzire Broussard married Anglo Creole Jean Abshire at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Élodie Broussard married Sevenne LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Adélaïde Broussard married Octave Hébert, probably a fellow Acadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Eugénie Broussard married Anglo American Emanuel Sherman at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

A. C. Broussard married Clovie LeBlanc and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Firmin Broussard married Azéma Trahan and settled near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Jules Broussard married Annontiade Broussard and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1860s. 

Léon Broussard married Lodoiska Nunez and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Onésime Broussard married Marieanne Boyel and settled near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Camille Broussard married Élise Marie and settled near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, by the late 1860s.  Were they Acadian?

Emethisse Broussard married Marie Adeline Vincent and settled near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Adonis Broussard married Euphenine, probably Euphémie, Baudoin and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Joseph Broussard married Sara Guidry and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1860s. 

David Broussard married Elisadie Gonsoulin and settled near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Désiré Broussard married Philomène Fitcher and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1860s. 

Jean Baptiste Broussard married Marie Mouton and settled near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Emma Broussard married Adolphe LeBlanc at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Carmelite, daughter of Doris[sic] C. Broussard and Eléonore Guidry, married Neuville, son of H. David, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1866.

François, son of Charles Broussard and Phelonise ____, married Arsène, daughter of Edmond Broussard and Julie ___, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in March 1866.  The marriage record also "recognized" their six children, all daughters, ages 11 years to 3 months, so the couple either had married civilly, had not married, or had been unable to marry.  Were they Acadian? 

Émelia, daughter of Jean Baptiste Broussard and Marguerite Broussard, married Charles, son of Jumonville Guidry and Marie ___, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1866.  Were they Acadian? 

Alexandre Broussard married cousin Angélique Émelie Broussard.  Their son Joseph Cesarien was baptized at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, age 2 months, in November 1866, and Jean Eubaldo was born in July 1868. 

Benoît, also called Benoire O., Broussard married Anglo American Marie or Mary Ann Boyd at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in January 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Baptiste Broussard married fellow Acadian Marice[sic] Mouton in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Alexandre Broussard married Mathilde Johnson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Numa Broussard died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in September 1867.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Joseph Numa died "at age 15 days." 

François Broussard died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1867.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that François died "at age 17 yrs." 

Mary, daughter of Pierre Maxille Broussard and Élisabeth ____, married Pierre, son of William Foote and Patience ____, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1867.  Were they Acadian? 

Sosthène Broussard, son of Louise Fuselier, married Marie Louise Thibodeaux, daughter of Marie Doucet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1867.  The priest as well as the parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's fathers' names.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Adam was born in October 1869.   Was he the Sosthène Broussard who died in Lafayette Parish in December 1869?  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Sosthène died "at age 46 yrs." 

Théophile Broussard married Marie Eugénie, called Eugénie, Laine civilly in December 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Lydia church, Iberia Parish, in June 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Léo was born near Lydia in December 1870. 

Adélaïde, daughter of Neuville Broussard and Armante Carmouche, married Joseph, son of Ozémé Ozémé and Joséphine Benoit, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1868. 

Baptiste, son of Céleste Broussard, married Tresille, daughter of Joe Melançon, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Were they Acadian?

Sylvestre, fils, son of Sylvestre Broussard and Melite Hébert, married Adoiska or Arisca, daughter of Drauzin Thibodeaux and Pélagie ____, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1868.  Were they Acadian?

Marot Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in April 1868.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Marot died "at age 8 yrs." 

Jules Broussard married Clémence or Clemena Kennison in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish. 

Aurelien Broussard married fellow Acadian Larcine Landry in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Paul, son of Jasmin Broussard and Marie Broussard, married Anatile, daughter of Washington Salmon or Salmone, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1868. 

Gabriel Broussard married Maria Aima Legros.  Their son Aristide was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1868. 

Antoine Broussard married Célestine Broussard.  Their son Zéphirin was born near New Iberia in October 1868. 

Jean Broussard married Ordalie, daughter of Acadian Alexandre Dupuis, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names. 

Joséphine Broussard married Jean Martin in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names. 

Liza Broussard married Sam Brooks in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names. 

Théodore, son of Gabriel Broussard and Marie ____, married Élisabeth, daughter of Wilfred Romero and Rachel ____, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in April 1869.  Were they Acadian?

Camille Broussard died in Lafayette Parish in April 1869.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Camille died "at age 43 years."  One wonders which of the many Camille Broussards this might have been. 

Flavins Broussard died in St. Martin Parish in April 1869.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Flavins died "at age 26 yrs." 

Joseph Broussard married Marcellite Thibodeaux at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Gustave Broussard married Élodie Mitchell.  Their son Albert was born near New Iberia, Iberville Parish, in September 1869. 

Camille Broussard died near New Iberia in September 1869.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Camille died "at age 47 years."  One wonders which of the many Camille Broussards this might have been. 

Narcisse, fils, son of Théodore Narcisse, called Narcisse, Broussard and ____,  married Amelie, daughter of Joseph Collins Simien and Catherine Saucier or Similien, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1869.  Were the Narcisses Acadian?

Louise Broussard married Jean Pierre Georges, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Clarisse, daughter of Martin Broussard and Modeste ____, married Eugène, son of Joseph Bernard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1869.  Were they Acadian? 

Edmond Broussard married Adèle Theriot at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  A daughter had been born to them the previous June, so they probably had been married civilly. 

Édouard, son of Césaire Broussard and Marcellite Landry, married Élisabeth, daughter of Gaspard Gobleur, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869. 

Elisa, daughter of Élise Broussard, married Cyrille, son of Dominique Doucet and Marie ____, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1869.  The recording priest noted that the bride's mother and the groom's father were deceased, but he did not give the bride's father's name or the bride's mother's surname. 

Mary Broussard married Edmund Johnson at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Pierre Broussard married Marceliane Delcambre.  Their son Homere was born near New Iberia in December 1869. 

Joseph Broussard died near Lydia, New Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Joseph died "at age 5 wks."

Joseph Broussard married Marie Thibodeaux in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in January 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jules Broussard married Léontine St. Julien, probably French Creole, not Acadian, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the groom's parents' names.  They were living in St. Martin Parish in 1870. 

Medaise Broussard married Edmond Pellerin, probably a French Creole, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Nicolas, son of Sylvestre Broussard and Émelite Hébert, married Célestine, daughter of Charles Lames, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1870. 

Jean Broussard died in Lafayette Parish in January 1870.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Jean died "at age 18 yrs." 

Suzanne Broussard gave birth to son William Durell in Lafayette Parish in January 1870.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Homere Broussard married Marcellite Royer or Boyer at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  A daughter had been born to them the previous July, so they may have been married civilly. 

Cleophas, son of Ursin Broussard and Élodie Broussard, married cousin Élodie, daughter of Émile Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1870. 

Elmire Broussard married Justilien Tauzin in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in May 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Clara Broussard gave birth to son Armar in St. Martin Parish in June 1870.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Camille Broussard died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1870.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Camille died "at age 44 years."  One wonders which of the many Camille Broussards this might have been. 

Joseph Broussard married Madeleine Bessan.  Their son Edmar was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1870. 

Adam Naras Broussard married Amelie Colins, perhaps Collins.  Their son Arthelus Marie was born near Eunice, St. Landry Parish, in July 1870. 

Sophie, daughter of Moïse Broussard and Euranie Hulin, married Dueri, son of Volerin Comeaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1870. 

Firmin Broussard married Azima, probably Azéma, Trahan.  Their son Félix was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in October 1870. 

Théodore Broussard married Élisabeth ____.  Their son Théodore, fils was born near New Iberia in October 1870.  Were they Acadian? 

Lucien Broussard married Euphémie Comeaux in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

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A Broussard family living on the prairies during the antebellum and immediate post-war periods cannot be linked by church and civil records to other Broussards in the area:

Descendants of Théogène BROUSSARD (?-; François?)

Théogène, also called Théogerie, Broussard married Acadian Victorine Brasseaux and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1850s. 

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Dorestan, perhaps their oldest son, born probably in the late 1840s, married Oliva, daughter of French Creole Philemon Dubois, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1870, four days before his brother Désiré married; Oliva's mother was a Thibodeaux

2

Désiré, born probably in the late 1840s, married Ursule, daughter of Acadian Rosémond Boudreaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1870, four days after his brother Dorestan married. 

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Adana, perhaps their son, was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1866. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Broussards came early also to the river settlements, but in much smaller numbers.  A Broussard wife came to the colony from Halifax in 1765, but not with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party.  She and her family settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before:

Anne-Félicité Broussard, age 33, came with husband Bruno Robichaux, age 40, and two sons, ages 14 and 1.  

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A Broussard family led by a widow, a Broussard wife who also was a widow, and a Broussard orphan came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1766 with the first continent of exiles from that colony.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques with their fellow Maryland exiles.  One of the orphans moved to the Attakapas District a decade after he reached Louisiana, but the other Broussards from Maryland remained on the river:

Anne Landry, age 34, widow of Jean Broussard, came with two sons--Firmin, age 14, and Jean, fils, age 6.  Anne was pregnant when she reached the colony and gave birth to son Paul at New Orleans in late November.  

Marguerite Broussard, age 46, widow of Jacques Melanson, came with three unmarried daughters, ages 22, 20, and 19.  

Augustin Broussard, age 7, came perhaps with the family of uncle Désiré LeBlanc.  He married on the river but moved to the Attakapas District in the 1770s.  

Descendants of Firmin dit Simon BROUSSARD (c1752-1785; François, Claude)

Firmin, also called Simon, eldest son of Jean Broussard and Anne Landry, born probably at Minas in c1752, was deported to Maryland with his family in 1755 and followed his widowed mother and brothers to Louisiana in 1766.  In 1769, Spanish officials counted him and younger brother Jean on the left, or east, bank of the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He followed his mother to Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques, where he married cousin Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Abraham Landry, in May 1775.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Dugas families.  Firmin, père died at New Orleans in April 1785; he was only 34 years old.  Three of his four sons married and settled in Iberville and Ascension parishes, but only two of their lines survived.  A grandson settled near his cousins in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

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Oldest son Simon, born at Ascension in January 1779, married fellow Acadian Marie-Madeleine Richard at St.-Gabriel, just above Ascension, in February 1801.  Their son Simon Henri or Henri Simone, also called H. Simon, was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in November 1809, Joseph Aubin in March 1812, and Louis Robert, called Robert, in April 1817.  Their daughter married into the Duplessis family.  Simon died near St. Gabriel in October 1824; the priest who recorded his burial said that Simon was 50 years old when he died, but he was only 45.  

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Simon Henri married Anne Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Raphaël Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1831.  Their son André Diogène was born near St. Gabriel in February 1832.  They also had a son named Joseph who died near St. Gabriel, age unrecorded, in September 1833.  Simon remarried to Marie Joséphine or Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Sébastien Guidry, at the St. Gabriel church in April 1836.  Their son Louis Gustave was born near St. Gabriel in December 1839, Jean Octave in April 1840, Simon Floriant in January 1844 but died the following September, Simon, fils was born in September 1846, Olivier in c1848 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1850, and Eugène Washington was born in November 1850.  They were living near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, by the early 1850s and near Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, a few years later.

Louis Gustave, by his second wife, married Marie Ermine, daughter of Louis Tibivilier, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1858; Marie's mother was an Hébert.

Jean Octave married fellow Acadian Aoit Nathalie, called Nathalie, Landry.  Their son Simon Octave was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in May 1867. 

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Robert married Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuy, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1839.  Their son Robert Maurice was born near St. Gabriel in October 1840, and  Joseph Robertson in July 1842 but died at age 5 months in January 1843.  Robert remarried to Marie Evelina, called Evelina, daughter of Célestin Frederick, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1844.  Louis Robert died near St. Gabriel in October 1847; he was only 31 years old. 

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François Thomas, born at Ascension in December 1782, died 15 days after his birth in January 1783.

3

Auguste or Augustin, born at Ascension in December 1783, married cousin Marie Émelie, Émelite, or Émerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Landry, at Ascension in June 1806; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Auguste Marcel, called Marcel, was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1812 but died at age 7 in October 1819.  Their daughters married into the Dugas family.  Augustin remarried to cousin Marguerite Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Hyacinthe Landry and widow of Charles LeBlanc, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in October 1819.  Their son Firmin le jeune was born in Ascension Parish in September 1822 but died at age 3 1/2 in January 1826.  Augustin died in Ascension Parish in June 1843; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Auguste, as he called him, died at "age ca. 63 yrs.," but he was "only" 59.  His line of the family, except for its blood, may not have survived. 

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Youngest son Firmin, fils, born posthumously at Ascension in July 1785, married Anne Marine, called Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Breaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1810.  Their son Henri was born near St. Gabriel in March 1814 but died at age 3 in March 1817, Charles Magloire, called Magloire, was born in November 1816, and Simon Oreilly in January 1819.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Kling  families.  Firmin, fils died near St. Gabriel in January 1821; the priest who recorded his burial said that Firmin was 30 years old when he died, but he was 35.  

Magloire married Marie Marianne, called Marianne, daughter of Anglo-American John Sides and widow of Valentin Henderson, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1838.  Their son Simon Aurely le jeune was born near St. Gabriel in February 1842, Zenon Labauve in August 1844, and Jérôme in November 1846.

Jean BROUSSARD, fils (c1760-; François, Claude)

Jean, fils, second son of Jean Broussard and Anne Landry, born in Maryland in c1760, followed his widowed mother and brothers to Louisiana in 1766.  In 1769, Spanish officials counted him and older brother Firmin on the left, or east, bank of the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He followed his mother and older brother to Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques, and married fellow Acadian Marguerite Cormier.  They may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  

Paul BROUSSARD (1766-; François, Claude)

Paul, youngest son of Jean Broussard and Anne Landry, was born at New Orleans in November 1766, two months after his widowed mother reached the colony from Maryland.  He appears in none of the censuses at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques with the rest of his family, so he probably died young.  

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Most of the Broussards who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to settle not among their cousins on the western prairies but at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where they created substantial family lines in what became West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee parishes:

Charles Broussard, age 44, crossed aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  With him was second wife Euphrosine Barrieau, age 37, four sons and a stepson--Jean-Charles-Joseph, age 20, François, age 18, Pierre, age 14, Joseph-Dominique, called Dominique, age 12, and Paul-Marie Boudrot, age 13.  (Another son, Jacques, who would have been in his late teens but is not on the ship's passenger lists, also may have crossed with the family, or he may have come to the colony later.)  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Charles and Euphrosine had no more children in Louisiana.  They may have moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the mid-1790s.  Two of Charles's sons settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish, two of his other sons settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, and son Jacques moved out to the Opelousas prairies.  

Descendants of François BROUSSARD (c1767-?; François, Pierre, Joseph)

François, second son of Charles Broussard and his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise Castel, born in Normandy, France, in c1767, came to Louisiana with his father, stepmother, and brothers aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Marguerite-Toussainte, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Henry, in February 1791.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughter married into the Lavigne family.  One of his sons lived for a time in Lafourche Interior Parish but returned to West Baton Rouge Parish.  His other sons remained in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes.  

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Oldest son Dominique le jeune, a twin, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 4 months, in September 1800, married Eléonore or Léonore, daughter of Frenchman Jean Charles LeTullier of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1828; Léonore's mother was a Daigre.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Joseph Ulysse, called Ulysse, was born in November 1828, Louis in April 1830, François Eusilien, called Eusilien, in January 1834, Théodule in February 1836, Auguste Adonis in May 1838, and Zéolide Adolphe was baptized at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, age unrecorded, in May 1842.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Dominique le jeune died near Brusly in February 1854; he was only 54 years old. 

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Ulysse married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Bourg, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1850.

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Louis married Marie Pillaine, daughter of Emeneserie Greffin or Griffin, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1854; Marie's mother was a Daigre.  Their twin sons Camille Louis and Lillis Gervais were born near Brusly in July 1855 but Lillis, called Louis by the recording priest, may have died near Baton Rouge, "age ca. 3 years," in December 1858, and François Guy was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in March 1861. 

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François Eusilien married Élisabeth, daughter of Anglo American William Gipson, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1857; Élisabeth's mother was an Hébert.  Their son François Eusilien, fils was born near Brusly in January 1859. 

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Louis-François, a twin, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 4 months, in September 1800, married Delphine, 29-year-old daughter of French Creole Jean Baudoin of New Orleans and widow of Sylvain Trager, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1825, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1829.  Their son Louis, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1826.  Their daughters married into the Ousset and Tullier families.  After his wife died in July 1831, Louis returned to the river and remarried to Rose or Rosalie, another daughter of Jean Charles Tullier and widow of Jérôme Hébert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1832.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Victorin was born in August 1833, and Forestin, also called Forester, in October 1835.  Louis died probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in March 1837; he was only 36 years old.  

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Louis, fils, by his first wife, married first cousin Marie Élodie, called Élodie, daughter of his uncle Joseph Broussard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1849; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Louis Evelius was born near Brusly in September 1853, and François Joseph in November 1855. 

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Forester, by his second wife, married cousin Hermine Eliska, daughter of Octave Altazin, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish,  in May 1861; Hermine's mother was a Broussard; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

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Victorin, by his second wife, married Marie Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Comeaux, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1863.

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Hyacinthe, born at Baton Rouge in July 1802, may have died young.

4

Youngest son Joseph Onésime, born probably near Baton Rouge in c1813, married Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Thibodeaux, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1832.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Joseph Onésime, fils was born in February 1838, Paulin Damon in June 1840, and Adolphe in August 1843.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Tuillier families.  Joseph died probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in September 1853; the Baton Rouge priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age ca. 40 years." 

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Joseph Onésime, fils married Zoë Séverine, daughter of French Creole Joseph Tuillier, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish,  in February 1860; Zoe's mother was an Aucoin.

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Adolphe married Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Daigre, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1864.  Their son Adolphe, fils was born near Brusly in October 1869. 

Descendants of Pierre BROUSSARD (c1771-?; François, Pierre, Joseph)

Pierre, fourth son of Charles Broussard and his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise Castel, born in France in c1771, came to Louisiana with his father, stepmother, and brothers aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Marie-Sophie, called Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Molaison, in March 1794.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Esnard, Grass, and Petit families.  Two of his four sons created families of their own and settled in West Baton Rouge, western Iberville, and Pointe Coupee parishes. 

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Oldest son Charles-Louis, born at Baton Rouge in December 1794, may have died young. 

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Eusilien, also called Lucien and Roselien, born probably near Baton Rouge in c1796, married cousin Marie Émerite, called Émerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Charles Thibodeaux, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1827; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Émile Eusilien was born in January 1828, Charles Amédée, called Amédée, in May 1835, and Jules was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 1 month, in January 1840.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard and Landry families.  Eusilien remarried to Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian François Theriot and widow of Joachim Chevalier, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1851.  Their son François Eusilien Lucien was born near Brusly in December 1852.  Eusilien, "res. of Bayou Cirier," died near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in August 1866; the priest who recorded his burial said that Uzelien, as he called him, died at "age 70 years." 

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Émile Eusilien married cousin Céleste Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Prudent Molaison, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1854; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Pierre Émile was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in February 1861, and Louis Alfred near Baton Rouge in September 1869. 

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Jules married Louise or Louisa Célestine or Céleste, daughter of fellow Magloire Charles LeBlanc, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1862.  They were living near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in 1866.  Their son Joseph Henry Avit was born near Baton Rouge in June 1870. 

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Amédée married Élisabeth, called Élize, another daughter of Magloire Charles LeBlanc, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1862.  Their son Charles Amédée was born near Baton Rouge in January 1868, and Alcée Édouard in Pointe Coupee Parish in February 1870. 

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Pierre, fils, born at Baton Rouge in February 1802, also may have died young. 

4

Youngest son Louis Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1810, married cousin Émelie Rosalie, also called Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Blanchard, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1832; they had to a dispensation for third degree of relationship in order to marry.  Their daughter married into the Estevan family.  Hippolyte remarried to Azéma or Emma Dodd, daughter of John Baptiste Rils, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, October 1853; Azéma's mother was a Dupuy.  Their son Louis Hippolyte was born near Plaquemine in July 1857 but may have died at age 5 in August 1862, Louis Gustave was born in August 1859, Joseph James in December 1862, and Jean Baptiste in April 1866. 

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Broussard from Bayou Lafourche moved back to the river during the early antebellum period and settled near his cousins in West Baton Rouge Parish: 

Descendants of Jean Laurent BROUSSARD (1798-1857; François, Pierre, Joseph, Charles)

Jean Laurent, called Laurent, second son of Joseph Dominique Broussard and Pélagie Martin dit Barnabé, born at St.-Jacques in September 1798, followed his parents to upper Bayou Lafourche, and married Marie Marcelline, called Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1820.  They lived in Lafourche Interior Parish before returning to the river.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish during the late 1830s.  Their daughters married into the Altazin, Pousalvez, and Trahan families.  Laurent died in West Baton Rouge Parish in October 1857; the Brusly priest who recorded his burial said that Laurent died at "age 56 years," but he was 59.  One of his sons settled near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish. 

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Oldest son Joseph died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 9 days, in May 1830.

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Laurent, fils, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1835, married Euphémie, daughter of French Creole Charles Tuillier, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1856; Euphémie's mother was an Aucoin.  Their son Charles Philippe probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in August 1857, Joseph George in January 1859, Alfred Martin near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in November 1861, and Augustin Alfred near Baton Rouge in March 1866. 

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Youngest son Prudent was born near Baton Rouge in April 1839.    

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Other BROUSSARDs on the River

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link some Broussards on the river with known lines of the family there:

Jean Broussard, a weaver, died at Pointe Coupée in June 1797.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Jean's parents' names, his age, or mention a wife.  He may have been a French Creole Broyard from New Orleans, not an Acadian Broussard.  

Joseph Broussard married cousin Clémence Broussard.  Their son Adolphe was born near Baton Rouge in February 1823.  

Paulin Broussard married Euphrosine Guérin and settled in Pointe Coupee Parish, where few Acadians settled, by the mid-1840s. 

Albert Bruser, called a Broussard, died near Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, in September 1866.  The priest who recorded the burial said that Albert died at "age 28 years."  Was he a Broussard, or a Bruser

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

By the mid-1790s, Spanish officials were counting two Broussard brothers and their families on upper Bayou Lafourche.  They had come to Louisiana from France in 1785 and settled in the Baton Rouge area but, like many other river-community Acadians, moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche.  The older brother's line, except for its blood, did not survive, but the younger brother created a small center of family settlement in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley:  

Descendants of Jean-Charles-Joseph BROUSSARD (c1765-c1827; François, Pierre, Joseph)

Jean-Charles-Joseph, called Jean-Charles and Charles, eldest son of Charles Broussard and his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise Castel, born in France in c1765, came to Louisiana with his father, stepmother, and brothers aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian André Templet, in November 1788.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  Charles remarried to Anne dite Nanette, daughter of French Creole Louis Guillaume Estevan, Stebens, Steven, Stieven, or Stiven, at Ascension in February 1807; Nanette's mother was a Babin; Charles was 42 years old at the time of the marriage.  They settled at Assumption and in Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Bavaret, Benoit (Foreign French, not Acadian), and Breaux families.  Jean Charles died by August 1827, when a public sale of his estate was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse; he would have been 62 years old that year.  He fathered no sons by either of his wives, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive.  

Descendants of Joseph-Dominique BROUSSARD (1772-?; François, Pierre, Joseph)

Joseph-Dominique, called Dominique, fifth and youngest son of Charles Broussard and his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise Castel, born at Cherbourg, France, in May 1772, came to Louisiana with his father, stepmother, and brothers aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, but did not remain there.  He married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Martin dit Barnabé, at St.-Jacques on the river in November 1795 and followed his oldest brother to upper Bayou Lafourche in the late 1790s.  Their daughters married into the Ainsworth, Boudreaux, Dias, Soublincon, and Thomson families.  Only two of his six sons married.  One of them returned to the river and settled in West Baton Rouge Parish by the late 1830s, but the other one remained in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

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Oldest son Joseph-Dominque, fils, born at St.-Jacques on the river in February 1797, died at age 7 months the following September.

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Jean Laurent, called Laurent and also Louis Laurent, born at St.-Jacques in September 1798, married Marie Marcelline, called Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1820.  They lived in Lafourche Interior Parish before returning to the river and settling in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

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Jean-Baptiste, born at Assumption in August 1801, may have died young. 

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Jean Antoine, born at Ascension in September 1805, also may have died young. 

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Joseph Charles, born in Ascension Parish in December 1807, married Marie Louise, daughter of French Creole François Michel Jacques Bouquet, Buquet, Buguet, Biquet, or Bake, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1837; Marie Louise's mother was an Henry.  Their son Augustin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1840.  They moved down into Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Pitre families. 

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Youngest son Eugène, born in Assumption Parish in November 1815, died in November 1832.  He was only 17 years old and did not marry.  

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Broussard from Bayou Teche settled on upper Bayou Lafourche during the late antebellum period:

Descendants of Athanase BROUSSARD (1815-?; François, Pierre, Joseph, Jean)

Athanase, fifth son of Jean Baptiste dit Petit Broussard and Céleste Hébert, born in St. Martin Parish in November 1815, married Célestine, daughter of Anglo American William K. Vaughn, also called Van, Vane, Vanne, in a civil ceremony probably in Assumption Parish in August 1848, and sanctified the marriage at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in October 1858; Célestine's mother was a Templet.  They settled near Paincourtville on upper Bayou Lafourche before moving to Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret.  Their daughter married into the Aucoin family on lower Bayou Teche. 

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Older son Jean Baptiste Olivier was born in Assumption Parish in December 1848. 

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Younger son Julien Tiburce was born near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, in July 1858.

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Other BROUSSARDs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Broussards in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley with known Acadian lines of the family there:

François Julien, son of Julien Broussard and Julie _____ and widower of Terzille Gautreaux, died in Assumption Parish in December 1825.  The priest who recorded his burial said that François Julien was 66 years old when he died.  This would give François an estimated birth year of c1759, so he may not have been Acadian.  

Simon Broussard married Marie Broussard.  Their son Edmond was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in July 1864. 

Désiré J. Broussard married either Martha Haines or Mathey Lagrange in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in either March or April 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Natalia, daughter of Baptiste Broussard and Marie Milere, married Louis, son of Jean Pierre Hu, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in April 1865.  What kind of name is Hu?

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

The great majority of Broussards in South Louisiana are descendants of François Brossard of haute-rivière, Port-Royal, but a non-Acadian member of the family was an early settler in French Louisiana, which included present-day Mississippi and Alabama as well as Louisiana:

In August 1703, the supply ship Loire reached Mobile, the new capital of the colony.  Aboard the vessel were brick makers who had volunteered to serve at Fort Louis-de-la-Louisiane, Old Mobile, then part of French Louisiana.  Among them was Pierre Brossard of Poitou.  (So was François Brossard from Poitou and not Anjou?  How common was the name Brossard in France at that time?)  Pierre married Marie-Thérèse Brochon, one of the so-called Pélican girls, at Fort Louis in late summer of 1704, and their first child was born the following summer.  A son, Pierre, fils, was born at Old Mobile in the spring of 1708. 

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Beginning in the late 1820s, Foreign-French Brossard/Broussards began arriving from France.  Most of them settled at New Orleans, but one of them moved on to Bayou Lafourche.  One wonders if they were descended from Acadian Broussards who chose to remain in France in 1785, or if they were from entirely different families.  A Broussard from Switzerland settled on the river during the antebellum period: 

Louis Broussard, a 42-year-old cooper from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Eclipse out of Tampico, Mexico, in April 1829.  

Mr. Broussard, no given name listed, a 38-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Emperor out of Tampico in February 1831.  

A succession record Marie Broussard, free woman of color, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1845. 

Pierre Brossard, a 40-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Brunswick out of Le Havre, France, in December 1848.  With him was wife Marie-Anne, no surname given, age 34, and sons Pierre, fils, age 8, and Julien, age 4.  

André Broussard, a 26-year-old clerk from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Oscar out of Bordeaux, France, June 1850.

François Broussard, "native [of] Parrentry, Canton of Berne, Switzerland," died in St. James Parish in November 1853.  The St. James priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parent's names or mention a wife, said that François died "at the home of Benjamin Webre," "age 56 yrs."  One wonders if the Swiss native was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana that fall. 

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A Foreign-French Broussard, whose surname was sometimes spelled Brosseart, created a family line in the Bayou Lafourche valley during the early antebellum period: 

Descendants of Robert Mathieu BROUSSARD (?-)

Robert Mathieu, son of Robert Broussard and Élisabeth Plateau of Reims, Department of the Marne, France, married Judith Pélagie, daughter of Acadian François Jean Benoit, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1820.  Their daughter married into the Gros family.  Was Robert of Reims a descendant of an Acadian Broussard who remained in France in 1785?

1

Oldest son Jean Valentin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1822. 

2

André Jean or Joseph, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1830 supposedly died at age 7 months in July 1831, but he may have been the André Broussard who married Anglo American Catherine Sidney Lee Ringgold.  Their son André Ringgold was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1851.

3

Youngest son Adam was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832.    

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Non-Acadian Broussards who lived on the western prairies during the immediate post-war period were a result of the family's participation in the South's peculiar institution:

Uranie Broussard, freedwoman, married Onésime Babineaux, freedman, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Clara Broussard, freedwoman, married David Anderson, freedman, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in January 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Emeritha or Merida Broussard, freedwoman, daughter of Clarisse Mathias, married Victor LeBlanc, freedman, son of Catherine Pierre, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1869. 

CONCLUSION

The Brossards, as the family name was spelled originally, were not among the earliest families to settle in Acadia, but they were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The history of the Attakapas region west of the Atchafalaya Basin, in fact, place the Broussards at center stage. 

Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and his older brother Alexandre brought the first large contingent of Acadians to Louisiana in February 1765.  In the decades that followed, the old freedom fighters' sons, grandsons, nephews, and grand nephews settled throughout the southwestern prairie region--on Bayou Teche from La Grand Pointe near present-day Breaux Bridge down to St. Martinville, Fausse Pointe, New Iberia, Île aux Cannes, Lydia, and St. Mary Parish; on the upper Vermilion at Grand Prairie, now downtown Lafayette; on the lower Vermilion from Lafayette through Maurice down to Abbeville and beyond; along Lake Peigneur, also called Le Lac and Lake Simonette, near Jefferson Island; on Bayou Petite Anse near Avery Island; at Broussard and Youngsville on the old Côte Gelée; around Carencro, Grand Coteau, and Church Point, north and west of Lafayette; along the Mermentau River; in the coastal marshes near Creole, Cameron Parish; near Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish--and in Jefferson County, Texas.  They were especially numerous in the lower Vermilion valley.  Members of one Broussard family who settled north of Opelousas during the 1770s drifted even farther north to the Avoyelles Prairie, where few Acadians settled, but then drifted back down into St. Landry Parish during the antebellum period.  Attesting to the closeness, as well as the size, of the family, an amazing number of Broussards married other Broussards, many of them first cousins. 

No other Acadian family created so many family lines in a single region of the Bayou State.  And no other Acadian family contributed as much to the settlement of southwestern Louisiana.

Meanwhile, a Broussard family from Maryland reached the colony in 1766 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on what became known as the Lower Acadian Coast.  Their descendants spread out along the river, settling upstream at Ascension and St.-Gabriel d'Iberville on the Upper Acadian Coast.  A Broussard family arrived on the first of the Seven Ships from France in 1785 and settled in what became West Baton Rouge, western Iberville, and Pointe Coupee parishes.  During the 1790s, two of the Baton Rouge families moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a small third center of family settlement there.  However, the eastern branch of the family never came close to matching in numbers their cousins on the prairies.  Beginning in the 1770s, in fact, Broussards from the Acadian Coast left the river and joined their kinsmen west of the Atchafalaya Basin, and a Broussard family from France chose to settle not along the river or on upper Bayou Lafourche but near their cousins on Bayou Vermilion. 

Church records reveal no non-Acadian Brossards or Broussards living in present-day Louisiana during the colonial period, though Pierre Brossard of Poitou was an early settler at Old Mobile, then a part of French Louisiana.  A hand full of Brossard/Broussards emigrated to Louisiana from France, Switzerland, and Mexico during the antebellum period; native Louisianians would have called them Foreign French.  One of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche by 1820, and the one from Switzerland lived in St. James Parish on the Acadian Coast.  The others likely remained at New Orleans.  One wonders if any of them were descendants of Acadian Broussards who had chosen to remain in France.  ...

Judging by the number of slaves they owned during the late antebellum period, many Broussards lived well on their vacheries, farms, and plantations, especially on the southwestern prairies. ...

Dozens of Broussards served Louisiana in uniform during the War Between the States, and at least half a dozen of them died in Confederate service. ...

The family name also is spelled Brancan, Brancard, Branchard, Brankard, Brauzard, Brosscord, Broucard, Brouchar, Brouchard, Brouguard, Brousa, Brousard, Brusar, Brusard, Bruzal.  

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 471-74, 1349-50, 1545-46, 2444-56; Bergerie, They Tasted Bayou Water, 53, 145; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:82, 2:50, 3:43; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Clément Cormier, "BROSSARD, Jean-François," DCB, 2:105, & online; C. J. d'Entremont, "BROSSARD (Broussard), dit Beausoleil, Joseph," DCB, 3:87-88, & online; Faragher, A Great & Noble Scheme, 133-34; Griffin, Attakapas Country, 34, 39, 41; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 60; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Higginbotham, Old Mobile, 568; Marshall, Acadian Resistance; Milling, Exile Without End, 12, 46; NOAR, vols. 2, 4, 5, 6; Perrin, W. A., Acadian Redemption, 143, note 3; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Family No. 5; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 51, 52; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 38-39; Robichaux, Acadians in St. Malo, 173-78; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 41-43, 156-57; White, DGFA-1, 284-88; White, DGFA-1 English, 63-64; Appendix.

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day parishes that existed during the War Between the States in parenthesis; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

Attakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

For a chronology of Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana, 1764-early 1800s, see Appendix.

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Agnès BROUSSARD 01 Aug 1785 Atk born c1754; daughter of Joseph BROUSSARD & Ursule LEBLANC; sister of Charles & Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758-59, age 4; married, age 29, (1)Pierre, son of Pierre POITIER & Marie DOUCET, & widower of Anne-Marie or Marie-Anne BERNARD, 25 Nov 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Aug 1784, with husband, 2 stepsons, & 2 stepdaughters; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 31; married, age 34, (2)Pierre of Rivière-aux-Canards, son of Joseph VINCENT & Marguerite COTARD, 3 Jan 1788, Attakapas; died "suddenly of an accident of 'apoplexy' [crippled by a stroke]" Attakapas, buried 9 Sep 1788, age 34
Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil 02 Feb 1765 Atk born c1699, haute rivière, Port-Royal; son of François BROUSSARD & Catherine RICHARD; brother of Joseph dit Beausoleil; in Acadian census, 1700, Port-Royal, called Allexandre liqlarie, age 18[mos.], with parents & siblings; in Acadian census, 1701, Port-Royal, age 2, with parents & siblings; in Acadian census, 1703, Port-Royal, unnamed, with parents & siblings; married, age 25, Marguerite, daughter of Michel THIBODEAUX & Agnès DUGAS of Chepoudy, & sister of brother Joseph's wife Agnès, 7 Feb 1724, Port-Royal; settled Village-des-Beausoleil, upper Petitcoudiac, near present-day Moncton, NB, 1730s; deported to SC 13 Oct 1755 aboard HMS Syren, arrived Charleston 27 Nov 1755, age 56, in chains, with nephew Victor BROUSSARD; escaped from workhouse in Charleston, Feb 1756, & with nephew Victor made his way cross country, perhaps via Québec, to present-day southeastern NB, where he rejoined his brother Joseph at Shediac & became part of the Acadian resistance; surrendered to British authorities, Fort Cumberland (formerly Beauséjour), 16 Nov 1759, age 60, & held hostage until surrender of his brother Joseph & other Acadian resistance fighters; held at Georges Island, Halifax, 1760-63; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Alexandre BROUSARE, with unnamed wife & 4 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 66, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his brother; signed DAUTERIVE agreement in New Orleans, 4 Apr 1765, with 7 other leaders of the BROUSSARD party, including his brother, son Jean-Baptiste, & nephew Victor; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765; settled Attakapas District; died perhaps "of extreme fatigue and heat" Attakapas, 2 weeks after his wife died, buried au camp d'en bas 18 Sep 1765, age 66; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Amand BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil 03 Feb 1765 Atk born c1750, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; brother of Claude, François, Françoise, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; probably held at Halifax with his parents, 1760-63; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 15, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, with no one else in his household; married, age 21, (1)Hélène, daughter of Firmin LANDRY & Françoise THIBODEAUX, 15 Jul 1771, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1771, called Amant, age 22, in household of brother François, also with Isabelle [probably Hélène] LANDRY his wife age 19; began driving cattle from the Attakapas to New Orleans via the Colette Trail along Bayou Teche & the natural levees of Bayous Black & Lafourche with first-cousin Pierre BROUSSARD, 1773; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773, called Aman BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1774, a widower, with 1 unnamed child, 0 slaves, 45 cattle, 8 horses & mules, 0 pigs, 0 sheep; married, age 25, (2)Anne, daughter of Alexis BENOIT & Hélène COMEAUX, 24 May 1775, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Amant, age 26, head of family number 66, with wife Anne age 18, & son Joseph age 5, 0 slaves, 100 cattle, 20 horses, 4 hogs, 6(?)[sic] sheep; fought in American Revolution under Gov.-Gen. GALVEZ, 1779-80; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Aman, with 6 unnamed individuals, 150 animals, & 58 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Am. BROUSSARD, with 6 unnamed free individuals, 4 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Aman BRUSAR; family tradition says he fought in the Battle of New Orleans, 8 Jan 1815, age 64/65[!]; died "at his home," Fausse Pointe, now Iberia Parish, 8 Jan 1818, age "about 64[sic]," buried next day in the parish cemetery; succession record dated 30 Mar 1818, St. Martin Parish courthouse; left an estate worth $65,000; his house at Fausse Pointe was moved to the Vermilionville historical park, Lafayette, & is the largest house on display there
Anne-Félicité BROUSSARD 05 1765 StJ born c1732; married Bruno, son of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Marie FORET, c1745, probably Port-Royal; arrived LA 1765, age 33; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Anne, age 34, with husband & 2 sons
Anne-Henriette BROUSSARD 04 Feb 1765 Atk born c1747, probably Petitcoudiac; daughter of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX; sister of Anselme, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, Pierre, Simon, & Sylvain; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 18, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her uncle, Joseph dit Beausoleil; married, age 23, Jean-Baptiste, called Jean, BERARD, of Grenoble, France, c1770, probably Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 30, with husband, who was head of family number 36, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 6 slaves, 150 cattle, 15 horses, 30 hogs, 25 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband BERARD, 22 unnamed individuals, 200 animals, & 52 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband Jn BERARD, 6 other free unnamed individuals, 8 male slaves, 11 female slaves; died "at her home near the Church," St. Martinville,16 Nov 1820, age "about 77[sic]," buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 16 Jun 1821, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Anselme BROUSSARD 06 Feb 1765 Atk born c1734, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil and Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Anne-Henriette, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, Pierre, Simon, & Sylvain; held as prisoner of war, Georges Island, Halifax, 1760-62; married, age 26, Madeleine-Marguerite, called Marguerite, DUGAS, 1760, Georges Island, Halifax; held as prisoner of war, Fort Edward (formerly Pigiguit), 1762-63; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 31, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765
Augustin BROUSSARD 08 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1748, probably Minas; son of Charles BROUSSARD & Madeleine LEBLANC; exiled to MD 1755, age 7; arrived LA 1766, age 18; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 20, with uncle Désiré LEBLANC & family; married, age 21, Anne, daughter of perhaps Pierre LANDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC, & widow of Joseph MELANÇON, c1769 or c1770, St.-Jacques or Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Augustin BROUSSART, age 21, head of family number 56, with wife Anne age 30, stepsons Olivier MELANÇON age 10, Simon MELANÇON age 2, stepdaughter Margueritte MELANÇON age 8, & 10 arpents; moved to Attakapas District & settled on upper Vermilion; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 28, head of family number 87, with wife Anne age 32[sic], sons Louis age 4, Joseph age 3, orphan [stepson] Olivier MELANÇON no age given, daughters Françoise age 5, Pononne [Apolline] age 1, orphan [stepdaughter] Marguerite MELANÇON age 13, 0 slaves, 7 cattle, 8 horses, 4 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 9 unnamed individuals, 66 animals, & 40 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Aug, with 10 free unnamed individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Agustin BRUSAR; died [buried] probably upper Bayou Vermilion 3 Sep 1810, age 63, a widower; succession recorded dated 31 Jul 1811, St. Martin Parish courthouse
*Catherine BROUSSARD 49 17?? Atk, BR born in Acadia?; daughter of Joseph BROUSSARD & Rose LANDRY; married Andrés Lopes, son of Pierre Lopes DE ACUNA & Caetane PENIERE of Pont Verre, Galicia, Spain, 16 Jun 1778, Attakapas; died [buried] Baton Rouge 15 Nov 1814, age 45
Charles BROUSSARD 09 Jul 1785 StG, BR, Asp? born 11 Apr 1743, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; son of Joseph BROUSSARD & Ursule LEBLANC; brother of Agnès & Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758-59, age 15; carpenter; married, age 23, (1)Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise CASTEL, c1764, probably Cherbourg, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; married, age 43, (2)Euphrosine, daughter of Pierre BARRILLEAUX & Véronique GIROIR, & widow of Francois BOUDREAUX, 8 Jun 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife Rosine, 6 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 42[sic], head of family; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Carlos BROSARD, with unnamed wife [Euphrosine], 5 unnamed children, 10 1/2 units corn, 0 units rice; moved to Lafourche valley?; died by Dec 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
Claude BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil 10 Feb 1765 Atk born c1748, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; brother of Amand, François, Françoise, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; probably held at Halifax with his parents, 1760-63; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 16, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Claudio, with no one else in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 23, with René TRAHAN & his wife Isabelle BROUSSARD, Claude's older sister; married, age 24, (1)Louise, daughter of probably Bénoni HÉBERT dit Manuel & Jeanne SAVOIE of Chignecto, c1772; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Louise], 2 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 25 cattle, 10 horses & mules, 20 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 28, head of family number 65, with wife Louise age 23, sons Baptiste age 3, Valois age 1, daughter Polonne age 4, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 10 horses, 12 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Claude BEAUSOLEIL, with 7 unnamed individuals, 150 animals, & 20 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Clde, with 9 unnamed free individuals, 2 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Claudio BRUSAR; married, age 46, (2)Catherine, daughter of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON, 24 Apr 1793, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "at his home at Vermillion" 13 Nov 1819, "at age about 75[sic] yrs.," buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 1 Dec 1819, St. Martin Parish courthouse; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Élisabeth/Isabelle BROUSSARD 12 Feb 1765 Atk born c1753, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD & Ursule TRAHAN; sister of Joseph; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 12, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; married, age 17, (1)Michel, son of Antoine MEAUX & Marie LODOULIET of Chaillevette, Saintonge, France, 14 Feb 1770, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 18, with husband, François MERCIER [either husband's relative or cattle hand] age 26(?)[sic], 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 11 horses, ?[sic] arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband Michel MAU, 2 unnamed children, 30 cattle, 9 horses & mules, 30 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Élizabeth, age 24, with husband Michel who was head of family number 69, sons Michel-Marie MAUX age 2, Antoine MAUX age 2, & François MAUX age 1, 0 slaves, 70 cattle, 11 horses, 40 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband Michel MAU, 6 unnamed individuals, 121 animals, & 55 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Widow MAU, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; married, age 32, (2)Pierre, son of François LAPOINTE & Madeleine MORAN of Montréal, Canada, & widower of Josèphe FOVEN, 29 Nov 1785, Attakapas; married, age 42, (3)Thomas, son of Alexandre NICKELSON & Eugénie HART of Boston, MA, 7 Aug 1795, Attakapas; died Lafayette Parish 9 Mar 1833, age 98[sic]
Élisabeth/Isabelle BROUSSARD 20 Feb 1765 Atk born Georges Island, Halifax, early 1760s; daughter of Timothée-Athanase BROUSSARD & Anne-Marie BOURGEOIS; sister of Marie; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her paternal grandfather; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Athanais BROUSSARD; married Cosme, son of Simon LEBLANC & Catherine THIBODEAUX, 13 Jul 1781, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 1 other
Élisabeth BROUSSARD 13 17?? Atk? daughter of Jean BROUSSARD & Anne LEBLANC; sister of Madeleine; came to LA with her sister
Firmin BROUSSARD 14 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1752, Minas; son of Jean BROUSSARD & Anne LANDRY; brother of Jean, fils & Paul; exiled to MD 1755, age 3; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; arrived LA 1766, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 147, left [east] bank, called Firmain, age 17, with brother Jean age 9; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Firmain BROUSSART, age 19, with mother, stepfather René LANDRY, 3 stepbrothers, & 1 brother; married, age 23, Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Abraham LANDRY & Marguerite LEBLANC, 10 May 1775, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, no age given, head of "family" number 53, listed singly, with 8 arpents in fallow, also head of family number 62, age 24, with wife Marie age 18, daughter Francoise age 1, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 14 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 8 swine, 2 arms; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, called Firmin BROSSARD, fusileer; died [buried] New Orleans 5 Apr 1785, age 34
François BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil 15 Feb 1765 Atk born c1746, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; brother of Amand, Claude, Françoise his twin, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; probably held at Halifax with his parents, 1760-63; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 19, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Franco. (gardener), with no one else in his household; married, age 24, Pélagie, daughter of Charles LANDRY & Marie LEBLANC, c1770; settled on lower Vermilion, where he served as syndic; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 25, with unnamed wife [Pélagie] age 26, brother Amant age 22, Isabelle [probably sister-in-law Hélène] LANDRY age 19, unnamed boy [son Odilon] age 2 months, unnamed girl [?] age 8, 0 slaves, 28 cattle, 7 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Pélagie], 2 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 36 cattle, 6 horses & mules, 10 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 30, head of family number 70, with wife Pélagie age 28, sons Olidont age 6, Théophile age 4, Jean age 2, & orphan Élizabeth BROUSSARD age 14, 0 slaves, 79 cattle, 9 horses, 5 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 13 unnamed individuals, 170 animals, & 49 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called F. BROUSSARD, with 8 free unnamed individuals, 1 male slave, 1 female slave; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Francisco BRUSARD; died "at his home at Vermillion" 15 May 1819 "at age about 78[sic] years", buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
François BROUSSARD 16 Feb 1765 Atk arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Franco., with no one else in his household
François BROUSSARD 17 Jul 1785 StG, BR born c1767, Normandy, France; son of Charles BROUSSARD & his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Francoise CASTEL; brother of Jacques, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Joseph-Dominique, & Pierre; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 18; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; married, age 24, Marguerite-Toussainte, daughter of Charles HENRY & Françoise HÉBERT of St.-Malo, France, 7 Feb 1791, probably Baton Rouge; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792
Françoise BROUSSARD 18 Feb 1765 Atk born c1746, probably Petitcoudiac; daughter of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; sister of Amand, Claude, François her twin, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; probably held at Halifax with his parents, 1760-63; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 19, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her father; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, son of Charles LABAUVE & Marie HÉBERT, c1770, probably Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 25, unnamed, with husband & 1 son; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & no children; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 32, with husband & 1 son; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; died [buried] Attakapas 9 Oct 1801, age 50[sic]
Isabelle BROUSSARD 19 Feb 1765 Atk born c1733, probably Petitcoudiac; daughter of probably Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; sister of Amand, Claude, François, Françoise, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; married René TRAHAN; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with husband & 2 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 32, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her father?; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 38, with husband & children, 1 son & 2 daughters, as well as 2 BROUSSARDs, Madeleine & Claude; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 4 unnamed children; died before May 1777, when her husband was listed in the Attakapas census as a widower
*Jacques BROUSSARD 30 1785 StG?, BR?, Op born 1760s, probably Cherbourg, France; son of Charles BROUSSARD & his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise CASTEL; brother of François, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Joseph-Dominique, & Pierre; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA 1785, perhaps aboard Le Bon Papa with the rest of his family or perhaps on a later vessel; at St.-Gabriel de Manchac/Baton Rouge with the rest of his family, late 1780s?; moved to Opelousas District; married Isabelle, daughter of Jacob MILLER & Anne-Marie THEGEIN of Alsace & MD, 7 Jul 1791, Opelousas
Jean BROUSSARD 21 Feb 1765 Atk born c1764, Halifax; son of Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD & his first wife Anne BRUN; brother of Mathurin; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 1, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his great uncle Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, probably the boy in the household of Juan Baptista BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 8, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 12[sic], with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with parents & others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; married, age 20, (1)Louise-Divine, daughter of Joseph BROUSSARD & Marguerite SAVOIE, 20 Jul 1784, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Juan BRUSAR; settled Côte Gelée; married, age 50, (2)Séraphie, daughter of Paul THIBODEAUX of La Pointe & Rosalie GUILBEAU, and widow of Louis TRAHAN, 8 Aug 1814, St. Martinville; succession record dated 20 Oct 1831, Lafayette Parish courthouse; died Lafayette Parish 20 Feb 1834, age 73[sic]; postmortem succession record dated 15 Mar 1834, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Jean BROUSSARD, fils 22 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1760, MD; son of Jean BROUSSARD & Anne LANDRY; brother of Firmin & Paul; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 9, with brother Firmain; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Jean BROUSSART, age 10, with mother, stepfather Rene LANDRY, 1 full brother, 3 stepbrothers; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 16, with mother, stepfather René LANDRY, 1 full brother, 2 half brothers, 2 stepbrothers, 1 half sister, & his stepfather's brother Joseph LANDRY; married Marguerite CORMIER
Jean BROUSSARD 23 Nov 1785 Atk born c1745; son of Joseph BROUSSARD & Ursule LEBLANC; brother of Agnès & Charles; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758-59, age 13; carpenter; married, age 28, Marguerite, daughter of Honoré COMEAUX & Marguerite POIRIER, 6 Jul 1773, Trés Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-7?; at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay 1777; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife & 1 unnamed son; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 40, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, medium axe, shovel, & knife, & 2 hoes; settled Attakapas District
Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD 25 Feb 1765 Atk born c1731, Chepoudy or Petitcoudiac; son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Anne-Henriette, Anselme, Madeleine, Pierre, Simon, & Sylvain; married, age 29, (1)Anne BRUN, c1760; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Jean Batiste BROUSARE, with unnamed wife & 2 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 33, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his uncle Joseph dit Beausoleil; signed DAUTERIVE agreement in New Orleans, 4 Apr 1765, with 7 other leaders of the BROUSSARD party, including his father, uncle, & cousin Victor; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765, called Jean-Bpt.; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Juan Baptista BROUSSARD, with 1 unnamed woman & 1 unnamed boy in his household; elected co-commandant of Attakapas District & served with René TRAHAN, 1768-70; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 40, with unnamed wife [Anne] age 37, son Mathurin age 21[sic], Madeleine THIBODEAUX age 21, 3 unnamed boys ages 8 [Jean], 7[?], & 2[?], 0 slaves, 9(?)[sic] cattle, 10 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Jean Bte., with unnamed wife [Anne], 3 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 12 horses & mules, 30 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 44[sic], head of family number 31, with wife Anne BRIN age 40, sons Jean age 12, Michel age 8, Joseph age 13[sic], daughter Perpétué age 6, 0 slaves, 60 cattle, 14 horses, 40 hogs, 6 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 9 unnamed individuals, 150 animals, & 10 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called J B, with 4 unnamed free individuals, 2 males slaves, 2 female slaves; married, age 68, (2)Élisabeth, daughter of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Élisabeth DUGAS of St.-Malo, France, & widow of Joseph DUGAS & Amand LANDRY, 9 Sep 1799, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "at the home of his eldest son Jean," Lafayette Parish, 7 p.m., 15 Oct 1825, age 98[sic], buried next day "in the parish church cemetery"; succession record dated 7 Aug 1834, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Jean-Baptiste dit Petit BROUSSARD 24 Nov 1785 Atk baptized 11 May 1774, Monthoiron, Poitou, France; son of Jean BROUSSARD & Marguerite COMEAUX; in Poitou, France, 1774-7?; at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay 1777; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 11; married, age 19, Céleste HÉBERT, 25 Oct 1793, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled Vermilion River; died [buried] Lafayette Parish 1 Aug 1823, age 50, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
Jean-Charles-Joseph BROUSSARD 26 Jul 1785 StG, BR, Asp, Asc born c1765, probably Cherbourg, France; called Charles; son of Charles BROUSSARD & his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise CASTEL; brother of François, Jacques, Joseph-Dominique, & Pierre; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 20; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; married, age 23, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Marguerite, daughter of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC, 29 Nov 1788, probably Baton Rouge; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 29, with wife Isabel age 35, no children, mother-in-law Margarita LEBLANC age 59, & brother-in-law Andrés TEMPLET age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean, age 30[sic], with wife Isabelle age 36, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 31[sic], with wife Élisabeth age 36, no children, 7/20 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 42, (2)Nanette, daughter of Louis Guillaume STEBENS & Marie BABIN, 9 Feb 1807, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil 27 Feb 1765 Atk born c1702, haute rivière, Port-Royal; son of François BROUSSARD & Catherine RICHARD; brother of Alexandre dit Beausoleil; in Acadian census, 1703, Port-Royal, unnamed, with parents & siblings; brought before Annapolis Council, 1724, for assault against fellow colonist Louis THIBAULT & for consorting with Indians, & briefly imprisoned; married, age 23, Agnès, called Nanette, daughter of Michel THIBODEAUX & Agnès DUGAS of Chepoudy, & sister of brother Alexandre's wife Marguerite, 11 Sep 1725, Port-Royal; brought before Annapolis Council again, 1726, this time accused of fathering an illegitimate child, & imprisoned for refusing to provide for the child's care; moved to Chepoudy, then to La Cran, Petitcoudiac River, & then to Village-des-Beausoleil, upper Petitcoudiac, near present-day Moncton, NB, 1730s; participated in Acadian resistance against British rule, King George's War, 1744-48, including the bloody raid on British forces at Grand-Pré, Jan-Feb 1747; held by the British in forts Cumberland (formerly Beauséjour) & Lawrence (formerly Beaubassin), Aug-Oct 1755; escaped from Fort Lawrence with 85 other Acadians, 1 Oct 1755; a leader of the Acadian resistance in present-day southeastern NB, Oct 1755-1760 (wife died probably during the Miramichi famine, winter of 1756-57); "surrendered" to British authorities, Fort Cumberland, 16 Nov 1759, but was not captured until 1760; held at Georges Island, Halifax, as prisoner of war, 1760-62; held at Fort Edward (formerly Pigiguit) as prisoner of war, 1762-63; arrested Windsor (formerly Pigiguit) 1763 for illegal communication with French authorities, convicted by governor's council in Halifax, & held prisoner under close confinement at Georges Island until 1764; leader of exiles from Halifax to LA via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, late 1764-early 1765; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 63, a widower; secured in New Orleans a land & cattle deal from Jean-Antoine-Bernard DAUTERIVE, major cattle rancher in the Attakapas District, for his people, 4 Apr 1765, signed by 7 other leaders of his party, including brother Alexandre, son Victor, & nephew Jean-Baptiste; appointed Capitaine Commandant des Acadiens aux Attakapas by acting-governor AUBRY, 8 Apr 1765; died Attakapas, buried "at place called Beausoleil" 20 Oct 1765, age 63; depicted front & center in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville; the most famous Acadian of them all; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Joseph BROUSSARD le jeune 29 Feb 1765 Atk born c1754, probably Pigiguit; son of Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD & Ursule TRAHAN; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 11, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1774, listed singly so a bachelor, with 0 slaves, 9 cattle, 1 horse or mule, 0 pigs, 0 sheep; married, age 22, Anne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & Marie-Rose LANDRY of Minas & Ascension, 3 Jun 1776, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; settled Fausse Pointe, Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 23, head of family number 68, with wife Anne age 23, son Joseph age 1, 0 slaves, 23 cattle, 10 horses, 9 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with unnamed 4 individuals, 88 animals, & 25 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Jh BROUSSARD, with 6 free unnamed individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Joseph BRUSAR; died "at the house of Philippe, homme de couleur," probably Fausse Pointe, then in St. Martin Parish, 14 or 15 Feb 1823, age "about 72[sic] years," a widower, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession recorded dated 6 Mar 1823, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Joseph-Dominique BROUSSARD 11 Jul 1785 StG, BR, StJ, Asp born 19 May 1772, baptized next day, Trés Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; called Dominique; son of Charles BROUSSARD & his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise CASTEL; brother of François, Jacques, Jean-Charles-Joseph, & Pierre; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 12; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792, called Domminique BROUSAR; married, age 22, Pélagie, daughter of Joseph MARTIN dit Barnabé & Marguerite PITRE, 4 Nov 1795, St.-Jacques; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, Dec 1795, called Domingo, age 23, with wife Pélagia age 20, daughter Émilia age 1, & mother-in-law Margarita PITRE age 57; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 24, with wife Pélagie age 21, & daughter Émilie age 2, 0 slaves, next to his mother-in-law
Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil 28 Feb 1765 Atk born c1727, probably haute rivière, Port-Royal; called Petit-Jos; son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; brother of Amand, Claude, François, Françoise, Isabelle, Madeleine, Marguerite, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; married, age 25, (1)Anastasie LEBLANC, c1750, probably Petitcoudiac; married, age 39, (2)Marguerite, daughter of perhaps Charles SAVOIE & Françoise MARTIN, c1763, probably Halifax; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 38, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father, Joseph dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, with 1 unnamed woman [wife Marguerite], 1 unnamed boy [René], & 2 unnamed girls Louise-Ludivine & Marguerite] in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 47, with unnamed wife [Marguerite] age 35, René LE BLANC [probably René BROUSSARD, son from his first marriage] age 18, Nanette THIBODEAUX [cousin?] age 16, Louis LEVRON dit Luci age 49, 3 daughters ages 5 [probably Marguerite], 3 [probably Louise-Ludivine], & 2 [probably Anastasie], 0 slaves, 45 cattle, 10 horses, 4 sheep, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], 6 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 80 cattle, 8 horses & mules, 15 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 47[sic], head of family number 71, with wife Marguerite age 35, sons Joseph age 3, François age 1, daughters Marguerite age 12, Luedivine age 10, Nastasie age 8, & Magdeleine age 6, 3 slaves, 100 cattle, 20 horses, 20 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with no individuals listed, 100 animals, & 40 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Jh BEAUSOLEIL, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 3 male slaves, 1 female slave; died of flu or pneumonia, buried Attakapas 20 Dec 1788, age 62[sic]; succession record dated 8 Nov 1800, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Joseph-Théodore BROUSSARD 45 Feb 1765 Atk born late 1764 or early 1765, "at sea"; called Théodore; son of Anselme BROUSSARD & Madeleine-Marguerite DUGAS; arrived LA Feb 1765, an infant, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Théodoro BROUSSARD, with no one else in his household?; married, age 19, (1)Henriette, daughter of René TRAHAN & Isabelle BROUSSARD of Fausse Pointe, 23 May 1784, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Théodore BRUSAR; settled Vermilion valley; married, age 42, (2)Silesie, daughter of Théodore THIBODEAUX & Marie SONNIER, 4 May 1807, Attakapas; died Vermilion River, then in St. Martin Parish, 28 Nov 1819, age 55, buried next day "in the parish cemetery."
Louis BROUSSARD 31 17?? Op born c1750, probably Pigiguit; son of Urbain BROUSSARD & Catherine ____; in Opelousas census, 1774, a bachelor with 0 slaves, 0 cattle, 0 horses or mules, 0 swine; married, age 25, Marguerite, daughter of Jean-Baptiste BENOIT & Anne TRAHAN, c1775, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 28, head of family number 131, with wife Marguerite age 18, sons Louis age 2 & François age 1, "no economic statistics shown"; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Ls, with 8 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; in Opelousas census, 1796, Grand Prairie District, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], 5 unnamed white males, 5 unnamed white females, & 0 slaves
Madeleine BROUSSARD 33 Feb 1765 Atk born Acadia; daughter of probably Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX; sister of Anne-Henriette, Anselme, Jean-Baptiste, Pierre, Simon, & Sylvain; married (1)Jean LANDRY; married (2)Olivier, son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Marie-Françoise COMEAUX; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 3 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her uncle Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas from complications of childbirth 16 May 1765, buried the next day; one of the earliest recorded burials of an Acadian west of the Atchafalaya; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Madeleine BROUSSARD 32 17?? Atk born c1754; daughter of Jean BROUSSARD & Anne LEBLANC; sister of Élisabeth; came to LA with her sister; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 16, with René TRAHAN & wife Isabelle BROUSSARD; married, age 18, François, son of Joseph dit L'Officier GUILBEAU & Madeleine MICHEL, 18 Jul 1772, Attakapas, in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 1 unnamed child; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 23, with husband, 1 son & 3 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 4 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 4 unnamed others; died at her home at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, 6 Apr 1822, age 70[sic], buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
Marguerite BROUSSARD 34 Feb 1765 Atk born c1739, probably Petitcoudiac; daughter of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; sister of Amand, Claude, François, Francoise, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit- Jos, Madeleine, Timothée-Athanase, & Victor-Grégoire; married Charles dit Charlit, son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 26, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her father; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Carlos DUGAST; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 35[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed children; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 38, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed & unlisted; died "at the home of the widow Francois BERNARD, Fausse Pointe, then in St. Martin Parish, 18 Apr 1821, a widow, "at age about 80[sic] yrs.," buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
Marguerite BROUSSARD 35 Feb 1765 Atk born 23 Apr 1765, Atchafalaya Basin or Attakapas, baptized next day; daughter of Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit- Jos BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & his second wife Marguerite SAVOIE; half-sister of René; perhaps the first Acadian child born west of the Atchafalaya Basin; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, but probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Joseph BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 12, with parents & siblings; married, age 17, Jean-Baptiste, son of Michel BERNARD & Marie GUILBEAU, 17 Jun 1782, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 1 unnamed other
Marguerite BROUSSARD 36 Sep 1766 StJ born c1720, probably Port-Royal; daughter of Claude BROUSSARD & his first wife Anne BABIN; niece of Alexandre & Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; married, age 22, Jacques, son of Jean MELANÇON & Marguerite DUGAS of Grand-Pré, c1742; exiled to MD 1755, age 35; in report on Acadians at Snowhill, MD, Jul 1763, called Marguerite MELANSON, widow, with daughters Magdeleine MELANSON, Élizabette MELANSON; & Margueritte MELANSON; arrived LA Sep 1766, age 46, a widow; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Margueritte BROUSSARD widow MELANÇON, age 50, with family of son-in-law Bénoni MIRE & 2 of her unmarried daughters; in St.-Jacques, 1777, left [east] bank, age 57, a widow, with family of son-in-law Pierre PART
Marie BROUSSARD 37 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ arrived LA Feb 1765, in utero, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her paternal grandfather?; born c1765, New Orleans?; daughter of Timothée-Athanase BROUSSARD & Anne-Marie BOURGEOIS; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Athanais BROUSSARD; moved to Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 2[sic], an orphan with family of Joseph BOURGEOIS; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 10[sic], with family of Joseph BOURGEOIS & orphan boy Jean RABIER; married (1)Bonaventure dit Bellefontaine, fils, son of Bonaventure GODIN dit Bellefontaine & his second wife Marguerite BERGERON, probably mid-1780s, St.-Jacques; resident of New Orleans, 1802; married (2)Paul Olivier, son of Alexandre MELANÇON & his second wife Osite HÉBERT, & widower of Osite Barbe LEBLANC, Convent, St. James Parish, 8 May 1821; died [buried] Convent 12 Oct 1827, age 65[sic]
Mathurin BROUSSARD 38 Feb 1765 Atk born c1750, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD & his first wife Anne BRUN; brother of Jean; in report on Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & sibling; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 14, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his great uncle Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, with no one else in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 21, with parents; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 26, head of "family" number 32, no wife so still a bachelor, with orphan Freme [Ephrem] ROBICHOT age 24, orphan Jean-Baptiste LALONDE age 24, Louis LEVRON age 52, orphan Magdeleine THIBODAUT age 25, 0 slaves, 65 cattle, 29 horses, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with parents?
Paul BROUSSARD 39 Sep 1766 NO, StJ? arrived LA 1766, in utero; born & baptized 24 Nov 1766, New Orleans; son of Jean BROUSSARD & Anne LANDRY; brother of Firmin & Jean, fils; in no Cabanocé/St.-Jacques censuses with his widowed mother & brothers, so he probably died young
Pierre BROUSSARD 40 Feb 1765 Atk born c1750, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Anne-Henriette, Anselme, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, Simon, & Sylvain; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 14, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his uncle, Joseph dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 21, with no wife or children so probably a bachelor, with 0 slaves, 13 (or 15)[sic] cattle, 7 horses, 12 arpents without title; began driving cattle from the Attakapas to New Orleans via the Colette Trail along Bayou Teche & the natural levees of Bayous Black & Lafourche with first-cousin Amand BROUSSARD, 1773; in Attakapas census, 1774, with no wife or children, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 18 horses & mules, 0 pigs, 0 sheep; married, age 27, (1)Marie, daughter of Honoré MELANÇON & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, 1 Jul 1776, St.-Jacques; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 26, head of family number 29, with wife Marie age 22, no children, 0 slaves, 100 cattle, 30 horses, 6 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 11 unnamed individuals, 300 animals, & 16 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Pre, with 6 unnamed free individuals, 5 males slaves, 3 female slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Pedro BRUSAR; married, age 48, (2)Marguerite, daughter of Pierre GUIDRY of Grand Pointe & his third wife Marguerite MILLER of VA, 11 Apr 1798, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "at his home at la grand pointe," St. Martin Parish, 12 Dec 1828, "age about 75[sic] years, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
Pierre BROUSSARD 41 Jul 1785 StG, BR born & baptized 27 Mar1771, Trés Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; son of Charles BROUSSARD & his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise CASTEL; brother of François, Jacques, Jean-Charles-Joseph, & Joseph-Dominique; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 14; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792, called Piere BROUSAR; married, age 23, Marie-Sophie, daughter of Jacques MOLAISON & Marie-Blanche DOIRON of Nantes, 4 Mar 1794, Baton Rouge
René BROUSSARD 42 Feb 1765 Atk, NO? born c1753, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & his first wife Anastasie LEBLANC; half-brother of Marguerite; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 12, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his grandfather, Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, probably the boy in the household of Joseph BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 18, called René LEBLANC[sic], with father, stepmother, & 3 half sisters; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with father, step mother, & half siblings; married, age 22, (1)Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Firmin LANDRY & Françoise THIBODEAUX, 12 Jun 1775, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 22[sic], head of family number 88, with wife Magdeleine age 20, daughter Magdeleine age 1, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 7 horses, 15 hogs, 0 sheep; married, age 26, (2)Marie-Anne-Barbe, called Anne, daughter of Bonaventure GODIN & Théotiste THIBODEAUX, 9 Jan 1779, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 6 unnamed individuals, 110 animals, & 20 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, with 5 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Renoldy BRUSAR; died [buried] New Orleans 22 Feb 1799, age 40[sic]
Simon BROUSSARD 43 Feb 1765 Atk born c1744, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Anne-Henriette, Anselme, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, Pierre, & Sylvain; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 20, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his uncle, Joseph dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, with no one else in his household; married, age 24, Marguerite, daughter of René BLANCHARD & Isabelle COMEAUX, 11 Apr 1768, Cabanocé; in Attakapas census, 1771, called Simond, age 27, with unnamed wife [Marguerite] age 21, Étienne BRUNO[sic, BRUN?, probably an engagé] age 20, 0 slaves, 16 cattle, 8 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], 2 unnamed children, 10 slaves[!], 49 cattle, 9 horses & mules, 20 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 33, head of family number 33, with wife Marguerite age 25, sons Isidor age 7, Alexandre age 1, daughters Marguerite age 4, Julie age 2, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 10 horses, 20 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 7 unnamed individuals, 160 animals, & 18 arpents; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Simon BRUSAR
Sylvain BROUSSARD 44 Feb 1765 Atk, Op born c1741, probably Petitcoudiac; son of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX; brother of Anne-Henriette, Anselme, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine, Pierre, & Simon; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 24, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his uncle, Joseph dit Beausoleil; married, age 24, Félicité, daughter of Joseph dit L'Officier GUILBEAU &  Madeleine MICHEL, c1765, probably Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Sylvestre, with 1 unnamed man, 1 unnamed boy, & 1 unnamed girl in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age (possibly 27)[sic], with unnamed wife [Félicité] age 27(?)[sic], Joseph BROUSSARD age 18(?)[sic], 1 unnamed boy [?] age 8(?)[sic], 0 slaves, 15(?)[sic] cattle, 9 horses, 4 sheep, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Silvain, with unnamed wife [Félicité], 3 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 57 cattle, 7 horses & mules, 25 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Silvin, age 34[sic], head of family number 26, with wife Félicitée age 28, son Aunelet [Anaclet] age 6, daughters Battide [Batilda] age 6(?), Cla(u)de [Adélaïde?] age 3, Apolonie age 1, 0 slaves, 79 cattle, 10 horses, 20 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Silvain, with 10 unnamed individuals, 125 animals, & 22 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Silvn, with 10 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave; in Opelousas census, 1788, Carancro, called Siln., with 10 arpents; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Silbon BRUSSAR
*Théotiste BROUSSARD 46 Feb 1765 Atk married Augustin GUIDRY; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 26 Jul 1765, buried the next day "at the lower cemetery (i.e., below Atakapas [St. Martinville]) a cause de longeur et des chaleurs (because of the distance and the heat)"
Théotiste BROUSSARD 47 Feb 1765 Atk married Joseph, son of Louis HUGON & Marie BOURGEOIS of Chignecto; exiled to SC 1755; probably moved to St.-Domingue, present-day Haiti, 1763 or 1764; arrived LA probably Feb 1765, a widow, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Thse. BROUSSARD, with 2 free unnamed individuals, 0 slaves
Timothée-Athanase BROUSSARD 07 Feb 1765 Atk born 8 Feb 1741, probably Petitcoudiac; called Athanase; son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; brother of Amand, Claude, François, Françoise, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, & Victor-Grégoire; married Anne-Marie, daughter of Paul BOURGEOIS & Marie-Josèphe BRUN, probably Halifax; held as prisoner of war, Georges Island, Halifax, 1760-64; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Tanace BROUSARE, with unnamed wife [Anne] & 3 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 24, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Athanais, with 1 unnamed woman [wife Anne], 1 unnamed boy, & 2 unnamed girls [daughters Isabelle & Marie] in his household; died by Sep 1769, when a daughter was listed as an orphan in the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques census
Victor-Grégoire BROUSSARD 48 Feb 1765 Atk born c1728, probably Port-Royal; son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX; brother of Amand, Claude, François, Françoise, Isabelle, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit-Jos, Madeleine, Marguerite, & Timothée-Athanase; married Isabelle, daughter of René LEBLANC & Anne THERIOT, probably Petitcoudiac; deported to SC aboard HMS Syren 13 Oct 1755, age 27, arrived Charleston 27 Nov 1755 in chains, with uncle Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; escaped from workhouse at Charleston, Feb1756, age 28, with his uncle & made his way across country, perhaps via Québec, to present-day southeastern NB, where he served with his father & uncle in the Acadian resistance; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Victor BROUSARE, with unnamed wife [Isabelle] & 2 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 37, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father; signed DAUTERIVE agreement in New Orleans, 4 Apr 1765, with 7 other leaders of the BROUSSARD party, including his father, uncle, & a first cousin; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Victor BROUSSARD, with no one else in his household

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Agnès BROUSSARD, & lists her with her husband, a son, & 4 stepchildren; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 146, Family No. 263, calls her Agnès BROUSSARD, says she was born in c1753 but gives no birthplace, calls her parents Joseph BROUSSARD & Ursule LEBLANC, details her first marriage, & provides the birth/baptismal record of son François-Constant POITIER, baptized 9 Aug 1784, St.-Martin, Chantenay, France, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Agnès BROUSSARD, sa [Pierre POTIER's] femme, age 31, on the embarkation list, Ynes BRAUZARD, su [Pedro POTIEU's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Agnès BROUSSARD, his [Pierre POITIER's] wife, age 31, on the complete listing, says she was in the 14th Family on the embarkation list & the 13th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her first husband, a son, & 4 stepchildren, details her first marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says son François-Constant POITIER was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119,  (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-v.6, #84), a record of her second marriage, dated 2 Jan 1788, calls her Agnès BROUSSARD, "wid. of dec. POTIER," calls her husband Pierre VINCENT, "from Rivière-aux-Canards en Acadie, paroisse St.-J____" gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean & Pierre BROUSSARD, & Paul TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119 (SM Ch.: v.4, #11), another record of her second marriage, dated 3 Jan 1788, calls her Agnès BROUSSARD "of Canada," calls her husband Pierre VINCENT "of Canada," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were Pierre [BROUSSARD] & Marie DE DUR, that both of his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Antoine TROUSAN & Joseph DUON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119 (SM Ch.: v.4, #31), her death/burial record, calls her Agnès BROUSSARD, "(record has Ignès), ... wife of Pierre VINCENT," calls her parents Joseph [BROUSSARD] & Ursule LEBLANC, & details the circumstances of her death. 

Why does one of the records of her second marriage, cited above, say that her parents were Pierre BROUSSARD & Marie DE DUR?  I'm following Robichaux & her burial record here. 

02.  Wall of Names, 13 (pl. 2L), calls him Alexandre BROUSSARD, & lists him with his wife & 4 children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1545, 2444-45, says he was born in 1703; White, DGFA-1, 285, says he was born in c1699; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.12; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #21), his death/burial record, calls him Alexandre BROUSSARD, says he was buried 18 Sep 1765 "au camp d'enbas (at the lower burial location)," & that his burial was recorded on 22 Sep 1765. See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.

Arsenault, cited above, says that brother Joseph was born in 1702, which is true enough, but implies that Alexandre was the younger brother.   White, cited above, disagrees; his birth years for the BROUSSARD brothers are followed here.  For the Acadian censuses of 1700, 1701, & 1703, which contradict Arsenault & support White, see <acadian-cajun.com/acadia4.htm>.  

The English must have considered Alexandre & his nephew Victor dangerous fellows because the HMS Syren was a warship reserved for Acadian leaders.  For his adventures in SC & his trek across country to escape the British, see Faragher, Great & Noble Scheme, 383-88; Milling, Exile Without End, 12, 46.  For his surrender & detainment at Fort Cumberland, see Faragher, pp. 412-15.  

A letter from LA Gov. AUBRY to his superior, the duc de Choiseul-Stainville, dated 30 Sep 1765, describing the progress of the Acadian communities recently established on the Teche & written only a week & a half after Alexandre dit Beausoleil's death, says:  "We have every hope that in a very short time these [Acadian] settlements will become quite large, even though several Acadian leaders have died of extreme fatigue and heat."  No doubt Alexandre was one of them.  See Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 52, source of second quote; Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 169, note 104, source of first quote.  See also Appendix.  

Arsenault, p. 2614, says that Alexandre died on 22 Sep 1765, but, as his burial record shows, that was the day his burial was recorded.  

03.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Amand BROUSSARD; BRDR, 2:160, 427 (PCP-2, pt. 2, 116; PCP-4[2?], 76), the record of his first marriage, calls him Amant BROUSSARD "of Acadia," calls his wife Hélène LANDRY "of Acadia," says "all parties living at Attakapas," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Firmin LANDRY & Baptiste LABOVE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:46, 120 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #25), the record of his second marriage, calls him Amand BROUSSARD, "of the parish of St.-Jean in Acadie and widr. of Hélène LANDRY," calls his wife Anne BENOIT, "native of Acadia, parish of St.-Jean [Jean-Baptiste of Port-Royal?]," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Michel MAU, Jacques FOSTAIN, Jean-Baptiste LABAUVE, Olivier TRAHAN, Pierre BROUSSARD, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:150, his death/burial record, says he died at age 64.  See also De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 11; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 12; <vermilionville.org/virtualtour.html>.  

His first marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because, although the St. Martinville church was founded in 1765, the Attakapas area had no resident priest during the late 1760s & early 1770s.  The nearest church at the time was St.-François at Pointe Coupée, so priests from there would administer the sacraments to the prairie settlements until Attakapas got its own priest again (the Opelousas church was not founded until 1776). 

His burial record, cited above, gives an estimated birth year of c1754.  The ages given in the Attakapas censuses are followed here.  The website for Vermilionville uses a birth year based on his burial record & includes a photo of his house preserved at the historical park.  

His cattle herding activities can be found in Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux's essay at <www.acadianmemorial.org/english/ensembleencoreset.html>.  

The website for Vermilionville is the source for his military service in the American Revolution & the War of 1812.  One doubts if he would have been allowed to march to New Orleans with the Attakapas militia in late 1814 & fight in the battle at Chalmette at such an advanced age; no offense, but this sounds like the stuff of family legend.

04.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Anne BROUSSARD; Hebert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:147 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1421), her death/burial record, calls her Anne BROUSSARD, native of Acadie, spouse of Jean BERARD, says she died "at age about 77 yrs. at her home near the Church," says she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:147 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#404), her succession record, calls her Anne BROUSSARD m. Jean BERARD, but does not give her parents' names.  

I have not found her marriage record.  Their oldest child on record was born in Dec 1770.  Jean must have been a prominent resident of the Atakapas; look how many slaves he owned in 1777.  His son Jean-Baptiste became a military officer, & his daughter Christine married into the FUSILIER family, one of the most prominent in the area.  None of their children seem to have married Acadians, though one of their grandsons, another Jean-Baptiste, married a BREAUX in 1817.  Jean's succession & will are dated 11 Jul 1817.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:50-52, 1-B:44-45, 2-A:58-60.  She must have been a grand old lady, descendant of an Acadian hero.

Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 172, in discussing the clash between Creole elites & Acadians on the Attakapas prairie, describes Jean BERARD as "a former St. Louis merchant whose wife was Acadian...."  In 1774, BERARD, along with Frenchman Claude BOUTTÉ, whose cattle herd also had been victimized by irresponsible Creole absentee owners the FLAMAND brothers, "slaughtered a significant number of the offending livestock," which the FLAMANDs had allowed to run wild.  The FLAMANDs demanded that BERARD & BOUTTÉ be arrested. 

05.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Anne-Félicité BROUSSARD.

06.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Anselme BROUSSARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1545-46, the Chipoudy/Petitcoudiac section, calls him Anselme [BROSSARD dit Beausoleil], gives his parents' names, & says he was born in 1734.  See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.

His son Théodore had been born "at sea."  Where is Anselme in the Attakapas census of Apr 1766?  Does he & his wife's not appearing in that census mean that they had died by then, perhaps undocumented victims of the Teche epidemic of 1765?  Their son Théodore is in the census, listed singly, although he was still an infant!  Very strange.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124-25.

07.  Wall of Names, 14, Athanase BROUSSARD.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124.

For his first name & relationship to Joseph dit Beausoleil, see Marshall, Acadian Resistance, 186, who mentions the birth of Timothée-Athanase's daughter Élisabeth/Isabelle at the prisoner of war camp on Georges Island, Halifax. 

Who was the unnamed boy in his household at Attakapas in Apr 1766?  Was it first cousin Anselme BROUSSARD's infant son Théodore, whose parents may have died in the epidemic of 1765, or did Athanase & Anne have a son of their own? 

08.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Augustin BROUSSARD, & lists him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2447, the LA section, calls him Augustin BROUSSARD, says he was born in 1747 but gives no birthplace, says he was probablement son of Alexandre [BROUSSARD] & Marguerite THIBODEAUX, that he married Anne LANDRY in c1760 but gives no place of marriage nor his wife's parents' names & mentions a previous husband, says he died on 3 Sep 1810 at Donaldsonville, a 63 ans, & says his children were Françoise, born in 1770, Martin-Louis in 1772, Joseph in 1774, Appoline in 1775, Benjamin in c1776, Contance in 1778, Louis in c1779, Joseph in c1782, Hortense in c1784, & Augustin in 1785, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:118 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.112), his death/burial record, calls him Augustin BROUSSARD, "inhabitant at Attakapas," does not give his parents' names nor mention a wife, & says he was buried "at age about 63 yrs."; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:154 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#94), his succession record, calls him Augustin BROUSSARD, "widr. of Ann LANDRY," & lists 8 children--Louis, Joseph, Auguste, Benjamin, Françoise, Pollone, Constance, & Hortense.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 175; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 459; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 5; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 14.  

His estimated birth year used here is a compromise of the ages found in the Cabanocé census of 1769, the Ascension census of 1770, & the Attakapas census of 1777, as well as his burial record.  The census ages consistently give an estimated birth year of c1749, but the age given in his burial record puts it at c1747, which is Arsenault's date.  Augustin's parents (the ones I give him, not the ones in Arsenault) married in Jun 1746. 

There is some mystery surrounding this fellow.  If Augustin was a son of Alexandre dit Beausoleil, as Arsenault hints, surely he would have accompanied his father, mother, & siblings on the long voyage from Halifax via St.-Domingue to New Orleans in late 1764-early 1765.  So why does Wall of Names list him singly?  Why is he not listed in Wall of Names with Alexandre dit Beausoleil, his wife, & their other children?  If Augustin did come to LA in Feb 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party, was he one of the Attakapas Acadians who fled the Teche valley in the late summer & early fall of 1765 to escape an epidemic?  Notice that he was at Cabanocé living with his uncle in Sep 1769.  If he did flee to Cabanocé in 1765, he would have been the only member of his immediate family & probably the only BROUSSARD to have done so.  Furthermore, note that he is not in the Attakapas census of Apr 1766, nor in the Cabanocé census of Apr 1766 for that matter.  His not appearing in a LA census until Sep 1769, & at Cabanocé and not Attakapas, gives one the impression that he came to the colony not from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 but from MD in Sep 1766, from whence his future wife had come.  Other than Arsenault's probablement, what evidence is there that Augustin was a son of Alexandre dit Beausoleil?  Sad to say, not a single priest at Ascension or Attakapas who recorded the baptisms of Augustin's many children bothered to give the children's grandparents' names.  See BRDR, vol. 2; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A. 

Here is an interesting twist on the question of Augustin's parentage.  Augustin's youngest son, Augustin, fils, married Anastasie, daughter of Claude BROUSSARD & his first wife Louise HÉBERT, at St. Martinville in May 1806.  Claude was a son of the long-departed Joseph dit Beausoleil, which would have made him Augustin's first cousin if Augustin was a son of Alexandre dit Beausoleil.  This would have made the newlyweds fairly close cousins--but their marriage record in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:118 (SM Ch.: v.5, #57), says nothing of a dispensation for degree of consanguinity.  Is this a clue that Augustin was not the son of Alexandre dit Beausoleil, that he was, in fact, a distant cousin of the Beausoleil BROUSSARDs & had not come to LA with them in 1765?  

Here's another clue.  In Sep 1769, Augustin was counted at Cabanocé in the household of his uncle, Désiré LEBLANC, whose parents were René LEBLANC & his first wife Élisabeth MELANÇON of Minas.  White, DGFA-1, 1010, shows that one of Désiré's younger half-sisters, Madeleine, married Charles, son of Pierre BROUSSARD (older brother of Alexandre dit Beausoleil & Joseph dit Beausoleil) & Marguerite BOURG, at Grand-Pré in Jun 1746, 2 years before Augustin's birth.  So were Augustin's parents actually Charles BROUSSARD & Madeleine LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, & Augustin was a grand-nephew of Alexandre dit Beausoleil, not his son?  Was Augustin exiled with his parents to MD at age 7 in 1755, lost his parents there, & came to LA in Sep 1766 as a teenaged orphan traveling alone?  This seems more plausible than Arsenault's tenuous link to Alexandre dit Beausoleil & trying to include Augustin with the 1765 arrivals.  The LA census records scream out that this fellow did not reach the colony until after the censuses of Apr 1766.  Since his name does not appear with the arrivals from MD in 1767 or 1768, who went to St.-Gabriel & Natchez, not to Cabanocé, it is likely that he came with the first wave of Acadians from MD in Sep 1766 & went with them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He may very well have come in with his uncle, Désiré LEBLANC.  (But why didn't the British authorities count him in MD in 1763, when he would have been 15?  See Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 150-58, index; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 70-186.)

Arsenault's marriage year for him & Anne LANDRY--c1760--cannot be correct.  The ages given in the Cabanocé census of 1769, Ascension census of 1770,  & Attakapas census of 1777, & his burial record, verify Augustin's estimated birth year of c1748, so Arsenault's marriage date of c1760 would have made him only 12 at the time of their marriage; Arsenault's birth year for him, in fact--1747--makes him 13 at the time of his marriage!  So c1760 is probably a typo, or it could be the marriage date for Anne LANDRY & her first husband, Joseph MELANÇON.  Note that the estimated birth year for Anne's older child by Joseph, son Olivier MELANÇON, is c1760.  The marriage date of c1769 or c1770 for Augustin & Anne, used here, is derived from the fact that Anne was listed without a husband in the Cabanocé census of Sep 1769, & that the birth year of her first child by Augustin, daughter Françoise, was 1770, since she was baptized at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on 25 Dec 1770.  See BRDR, 2:162 (SJA-1, 5a).    

Son Martin-Louis's baptismal record, dated 22 Nov 1772, in BRDR, 2:163 (ASC-1, 5), says his parents were "of Parish of the Assumption church," which, interestingly, was not created until Apr 1793.  The Isleño, or Canary Island, community of Valenzuéla, in present-day Assumption Parish, did not exist until 1779.  Or perhaps the Ascension priest is saying that Anne was from Assumption Parish.  But which one?  Was there such a parish in MD?  One of the marriage records of daughter Françoise, dated 3 Oct 1789, in Hébert, D., 1-A:130 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.7, #86), says her parents were "natives of La Fourche of Assumption Parish," which may mean that when they lived at Ascension, their home may have been on upper Bayou Lafourche in an area that at the time was considered part of the Acadian community of Assumption in the Spanish District of Valenzuéla, where, as has been noted, a church did not exist until 1793.  Or the notation could be an error on the part of the clerk; the only church parish that existed on the upper Lafourche in Oct 1789 was Ascension at present-day Donaldsonville, not Assumption.  Son Louis's marriage record, dated 2 May 1800, in Hébert, 1-A:139 (SM Ch.: v.4, #196), says his parents were "of Acadia," & that he was "of Lafourche Parish on Mississippi," which was Ascension, also known as Lafourche des Chitimachas.  

To conclude the matter here, a BROUSSARD family website at <http://kandrtell.tripod.com/gen/broussard.html> says Augustin's parents were Charles BROUSSARD & Madeleine LE BLANC, & notes that his parents were third cousins.  See BRDR, 1a(rev.):44 (SGA-3, 38a), for the marriage record, dated 7 Jun 1746, which says that the couple, Charles BROSSARD, "age ca 26," & Magdeleine LEBLANC, "age 19," shared "consanguinity 3rd degree on one side, 3rd to 4th on other." 

Why does Arsenault say that Augustin died at Donaldsonville, which was Ascension, when the burial record is clear that he died in the old Attakapas District?  That his burial was recorded by an Opelousas and not a St. Martinville priest is another matter. 

09.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Charles BROUSSARD, & lists him with his second wife, 4 sons, & a stepson; BRDR, 1a(rev.):43, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles BROUSSARD, gives his parents 'names, says his godparents were Abraham DUGAST & Anne BLANCHARD, & that his father signed the baptismal register; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52, calls him Charles BROUSSARD, says he was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, details his first marriage, calls his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Francoise CATEL, says they were married in c1764 but gives no place of marriage, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Louis, baptized 14 Feb 1774, La Chapelle-Roux, godson of Pierre AMIRAULT & Anne HÉBERT, &, calls his wife Bonne CATEL, details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Charles BROUSSARD, charpentier, age 42, on the embarkation list, Carlos BROUSARD on the debarkation list, & Charles BROUSSARD, carpenter, age 42, on the complete listing, says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his second wife, 4 sons, & a stepson, & details his second marriage, including the names of his & her parents.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 489, 527. 

His first wife's family name is variously spelled CASTEL, CASTELLE, CATEL, CATELLE, CHALET, CHALETTE, DUATELE.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 38, Family No. 73; BRDR, 2:161-63, the marriage records of her 4 sons who came to LA with their father, which calls her Bonnot DUATELE (SJA-2, 27), Bonne-Jacqueline-Francoise CATELLE (PCP-19, 35), Bonne-Jacqueline-Francoise-Catherine CATEL (PCP-19, 20), & Bonne CHALETTE (SJO-3, 5).  In both of his works cited above, Robichaux calls her Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise CASTEL, says she was born c1745 but does not give her birthplace, her parents'  names, or the date or place of her death.  According to both Robichaux volumes, she was still alive in Dec 1775 when she accompanied her husband & their 6 sons in the convoy from Poitou to Nantes.  According to Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, son Guillaume-Médard was baptized at Ste.-Croix, Nantes, in June 1776, &  another son, Jean, was baptized at St.-Martin, Chantenay, in Feb 1778.  So she probably died at Nantes or Chantenay in the late 1770s or early 1780s.  Her family was not Acadian, so she probably was a native of France.  She gave Charles 8 sons, but only 5 of them survived childhood & made it to LA.  The sons who died were Louis, baptized 14 Feb 1774 at La Chapelle-Roux, Vienne, while they were part of the Poitou settlement, but whose death date & burial place is not given; Guillaume-Médard, who died at age 2 mos. & was buried at St.-Jacques, Nantes, 28 Jul 1776; & Jean, who died at age 3 & was buried at St.-Martin, Chantenay, 16 Sep 1780.  See Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France, cited above.  

His exile to VA & England & repatriation to France are pure guess work based on his birthplace.  Most of the Minas Acadians who ended up in France were the ones whom the British sent to VA in 1755. 

The marriage record of son Joseph-Dominique, dated 4 Nov 1795, in BRDR, 2:524 (SJA-2, 27), calls his parents Carlos BROUSSARD & Bonnot DUATELE "of Cherbourg, Normandy," so that is a clue as to where Charles married his first wife.  He & his family were deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg in 1758-59.  Was she a native of that city? 

Who was the daughter with him & his second wife at Nantes in Sep 1784?  Was she a BOUDREAUX stepdaughter who, for some reason, did not accompany her mother & stepfather to LA?  See Voorhies, J., p. 489.  The 2 Robichaux vols. cited above mention no daughter of his from his first wife, & in Sep 1784 he & his second wife had not been married long enough (3 months) to have had a daughter of their own.  Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 19, Family No. 35, mentions no daughters, only 4 sons (Pierre, Paul, Jean-Louis, & François-Xavier) for François BOUDROT & Euphrosine BARRILLOT.  So what happened to the girl in the Sep 1784 report?  Was she a female orphan who went to LA with another family?  The Sep 1784 report lists orphans separately.  See Voorhies, J., p. 488.  

10.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Claude BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:125, 763 (SM Ch.: v.4, #79), the record of his second marriage, calls him Claude BROUSSARD, calls his wife Catherine TRAHAN "de la Cadie," gives his & her parents' names but not her mother's surname, does not mention his first wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Louis DESHORMAUX, Pierre HÉBERT, & ____ LABOVE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:153 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1306), his death/burial record, calls him Claude BROUSSARD, "native of Acadie," says he died "at age about 75 yrs. at his home at Vermillion[sic]," that he was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:153 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#346), his succession record, calls him Claude BROUSSARD m. Catherine TRAHAN. 

His estimated birth year is based not on his burial record but on the Attakapas censuses in which he is found. 

Where is the record of his first marriage? 

11.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Dominique [BROUSSARD], & lists him with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 60, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Dominique BROUSSARD, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Bonne CASTEL, says his parents were tous Accadiens, & that his godparents were Dominique GIROIR & Monique BROUSSAR; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52, calls him Dominique [BROUSSARD], gives his parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Dominique, son [Charles BROUSSARD's] fils, age 12, on the embarkation list, Domingo, su [Carlos BROUSARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Dominique BROUSSARD, his [Charles BROUSSARD's] son, age 12, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; BRDR, 2:161, 524 (SJA-2, 27), his marriage record, calls him Domingo BROUSARD (BROUSSARD), calls his wife Pélagia MARTIN, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Cherbourg, Normandy," that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pablo MARTIN & Adam MATERNE. 

According to his baptismal record, his mother also was Acadian, but she was not.  She probably was a native of Cherbourg. 

12.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:131, 559-60 (SM Ch.: Folio F), a record of her first marriage, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD, "born in Acadia," calls her husband Michel MAU, "born in parish of Chaillevette in Saintonge," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Simon BROUSSARD, François GREVEMBERG, Jean-Baptiste GREVEMBERG, & Jean TRAHANT, with the notation that the priest who recorded the marriage wrote on the record "je pretre Capucin, cure de la paroisse de St.-Jacque de la nouvelle acadie (I, a Capuchin priest, pastor of the parish of St. James in New Acadia)"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:131, 560, 9:430, 438 (NI Ch.: OA Folio, #1), another record of her first marriage, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD, "born in Acadia," calls her husband Michel MAUX, "born in Chaillevette/Chailleveette, Saintonge, France," gives no parents' names in one copy & both her & his parents' names in another, but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:132 (NI Ch.: OA-#1), yet another record of her first marriage, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD, "born in Acadie," calls her husband Michel MAUX, "born at Chailleville, Saintonge, France," gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of l'Acadie" & "of Acadia" (obviously in error)," but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:131, 486 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.4, #95), the record of her second marriage, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD, "native of Acadia, widow of Michel MAUX," calls her husband Pierre LAPOINTE, "native of Montréal in Canada, widower of Josèphe FOVEN, gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BROGNIER, Jacque JEUNE, René TRAHAN, Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:131-32, 586 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.16, #96), a record of her third marriage, calls him Isabelle BROUSSARD, "of Acadie, wid. of Pierre LAPOINTE," calls her husband Thomas NIKELSON "from Boston," gives her & his parents' names, calls him a major son, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Olion BROUSSARD, François GONSSOULIN, D. BROUSSARD, & Francisco CASO Y LEUNGO; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:150, 596 (SM Ch.: v.4, #119), another record of her third marriage, calls her Zabelle BROUSSARD, "veuve de (widow of) Pierre LAPOINTE," calls her husband Thomas NICKELSON "of Boston, here for 3 yrs., veuf de (widower of) Rebecca CROSBY," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, Théodore BROUSSARD, Antoine MAU, Achille BERARD, & Francisco CUJO (CASO) y LUENGO; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:107 (Laf.Ch.: v.[?], p. 30), her death/burial record, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD m. (3) Thomas NIKELSON, says she was 98 years old when she died, but does not give her parents' names.

13.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls her Élisabeth BROUSSARD, & lists her with sister Madeleine.  

I have found her in no other source.  See Madeleine's marriage record, dated 18 Jul 1772, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 140, 141 (SM Ch.: v.1, -. 27; SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.19), for their parents' names.  

14.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Firmin BROUSSARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2448, calls him Firmin BROUSSARD, says he was born in 1749 but gives no birthplace, calls his parents Jean [BROUSSARD] & Osite LANDRY of Pigiguit, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, & says his children were Simon, born in 1770, Henriette in 1780, Marie-Madeleine in 1781, François-Thomas in 1782, & Firmin in 1785 but gives no birthplaces; BRDR, 2:161, 443 (ASC-1, 130), his marriage record, calls him Firmin BRUSARD, calls his wife Marie-Magdelaine LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste-Olivier LANDY & Jean-Baptiste GRANGÉ; NOAR, 4:42 (SLC, F2, 3), his death/burial record, calls him Firmino BRUSARD, "resident of La Fourche," does not give his parents' names or mention a wife, & says he was age 34 when he died.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 5, 16.  

"La Fourche" in 1785 was Ascension.  What was he doing in New Orleans at the time of his death?  Visiting?  On business?

15.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him François BROUSSARD.

16.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him François BROUSSARD, & lists him singly.  

What happened to him in LA?

17.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him François [BROUSSARD], & lists him with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52, calls him Francois [BROUSSARD], gives his parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Francois, son [Charles BROUSSARD's] fils, marin, age 18, on the embarkation list, Francisco, su [Carlos BROUSARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Francois BROUSSARD, his [Charles BROUSSARD's] son, sailor, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; BRDR, 2:161, 377 (PCP-19, 35), his marriage record, calls him François BROUSSARD "of Normandy, France," calls his wife Marguerite HENRY "of St.-Malo in Bretagne," gives his & her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Charles BROUSSARD [his father] & Maximilien HENRY. 

His marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Baton Rouge, where he settled did not have a church of its own until 1793.  Before then, priests from Pointe Coupée across the river or from St.-Gabriel downriver would administer the sacraments to the residents in the Baton Rouge area. 

18.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Françoise BROUSSARD.

19.  Wall of Names, 26, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD.

20.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:131, 498 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.2, #21), her marriage record, calls her Isabelle BROUSSARD, "of Acadie," calls her husband Comme LEBLANC, "of Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Olivier THIBAUDOT, Claude MARTIN, Joseph BROUSSARD, & Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT.

21.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Jean BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:132-33, 139 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.4, #378), a record of his first marriage, calls him Jean BROUSSARD "from Halifax in the Province of Acadie," calls his wife Louise-Devine BROUSSARD "from Attakapas Post," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Simon BROUSSARD, Silvain BROUSSARD, ____ DELAHOUSSAYE, _____ BERARD, Pierre BROUSSARD, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:132, 139 (SM Ch.: v.3, #8), another record of his first marriage, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, calls his wife Louise BROUSSARD, says he was a minor son & she a minor daughter, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "d'Acadie" & hers were "d'Atakapa," but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:166, 918 (SM Ch.: v.5, #346), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, "inhabitant of la côte gelée, native of Acadie, widower in a first marriage to dec. Ludivine Louise BROUSSARD," calls his wife Séraphie THIBAUDEAU, "native of this parish, widow in a first marriage to dec. Louis TRAHAN," calls him a major son & her a major daughter, gives his & her parents' names, says her father was "inhabitant at la pointe, their parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean BROUSSARD, fils [his son], Pierre BROUSSARD, Louis ST. JULIEN, Patrick COLWELL, & Louis CHEMIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:107 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #213), his first succession record, calls him Jean BROUSSARD m. Seraphine THIBODEAUX, but does not give his parents' names or the name of his first wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:107 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.49), his death/burial record, calls him Jean BROUSSARD père m. Seraphine THIBODEAUX, says he was 73 years old when he died, but does not give his parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:107 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #268, #269), his postmortem succession record, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife & children.  

22.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Jean BROUSSARD.

23.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls him Jean BROUSSARD, & lists him with a wife & son; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 60, 83, his marriage record, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, Acadien, calls his wife Marguerite COUMEAU, Acadienne, gives his & her parents' names, says both of his parents & his wife's mother were deceased at the time of the marriage, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 53, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, says he was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, says both of his parents were deceased at the time of the marriage, gives his wife's parents' names, says her mother was deceased at the time of the marriage, includes the birth/baptismal records of son Jean-Baptiste, baptized 11 May 1774, Monthoiron, godson of Honoré COMMAUX & Bonne-Jacquette-Francois CATEL, & son Joseph, baptized 21 Nov 1775, Monthoiron, godson of Charles BROUSSARD & Agnés BROUSSARD, & says his family resided in the parish of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, on 2 Oct 1777; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 38-39, Family No. 74, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, says he was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, calls his wife Marguerite COMMAUX, says she was born in c1753 but gives no birthplace, says they married in c1773 but gives no place of marriage, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of daughter Florence-Adélaïde, baptized 2 Oct 1777, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Pierre, baptized 2 Oct 1777 [twin of Florence-Adélaïde], St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, died age 10 mos. 30 Jul 1778, buried same day, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 66-67, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, charpentier, age 40, on the embarkation list, Juan BAUSARD, on the debarkation list, & Jean BROUSSARD, carpenter, age 40, on the complete listing, says he was in the 2nd Family aboard L'Amitié with his wife & a son, lists the implements the Spanish gave him after he reached LA, details his marriage, including his but not his wife's parents' names, says they were married in 1773 but gives no place of marriage, & says son Jean-Baptiste was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495.

Monthoiron is in the Poitou region of France, near Châtellerault, so he & his family evidently were part of the Acadian settlement in that region in the early 1770s.  

What happened to son Joseph & daughter Florence-Adélaïde, who would have been 10 & 8, respectively, in 1785?  They did not go to LA with the rest of the family, so they must have died in France.  Note that neither of them was in the Spanish census of Acadians in France, taken in Sep 1784, so they must have died before then.  

It would have been unusual for a BROUSSARD to go anywhere else but the Attakapas District.  

24.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls him Jean BROUSSARD, & lists him with his parents & no siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 53, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Honoré COMMAUX [probably his maternal grandfather] & Jacquette-François- CATEL [a maternal aunt], & that his family resided at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, in Oct 1777; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 38-39, Family No. 74, calls him Jean [BROUSSARD], gives his parents' names, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 66-67, calls him Jean, son [Jean BROUSSARD's] fils, age 11, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean BROUSSARD, his [Jean BROUSSARD's] son, age 11, on the complete listing, says he was in the 2nd Family aboard L'Amitié with his parents & no siblings, &, calling him Jean-Baptiste [BROUSSARD], says he was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:133, 405 (SM Ch.: v.4, #89), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, calls his wife Céleste HÉBERT, does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph DUON, ____ BENOIT De St. Clair, ____ PEYTAVIN Du Bousquet, Firmon DUON, & Nicolas HÉBERT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:162 (Laf. Ch.: v.1, p.10), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste dit Petit BROUSSARD, a native of Nantes, gives his father's but not his mother's name, mentions no wife, & says he was buried "in the parish cemetery."  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495.  

His place of baptism, Monthoiron, is in the Poitou region of France near Châtellerault, so he & his family evidently were part of the settlement scheme in that region during the early 1770s. 

Who were his wife's parents?  Can we assume they were Acadian HÉBERTs? 

25.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2447, says he was born in 1740; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:133, 474 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-19-90), a record of his second marriage, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD "of Acadie," calls his wife Élizabeth LANDRY, "wid. of Joseph DUGAS," gives his but not her parents' names, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:133, 473-74 (SM Ch.: v.4, #178), another record of his second marriage, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, "widr. of Anna BRUN," calls his wife Élizabeth LANDRY "of St.-Malo, France, wid. of Amand LANDRY," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean BROUSSARD, son, Donat LEBLANC, Simon GRANGER, Charles DUGA, & Simon BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:162 (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.13, #35), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste BROUSSARD, native of Acadie, spouse of dec. Élisabeth DUGAT in a second marriage, that he "died at the home of his eldest son, Jean BROUSSARD at 7:00 p.m. at age 98 years," that he was "buried ... in the parish church cemetery," but does not give his parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:107 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #279), his succession record, calls him Jean Baptiste BROUSSARD d. 1820's, does not give his parents' names or mention a wife but says he had 10 children.  See also See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 14.

For his election as co-commandant, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 124. 

26.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Charles [BROUSSARD], & lists him with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52, calls him Jean-Charles-Joseph [BROUSSARD], gives his parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Jean-Charles, son [Charles BROUSSARD's] fils, marin, age 20, on the embarkation list, Juan Carlos, su [Carlos BROUSARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Charles BROUSSARD, his [Charles BROUSSARD's] son, sailor, age 20, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; BRDR, 2:162, 685 (PCP-19, 20), the record of his first marriage, calls him Jean-Charles BROUSART, calls his wife Élisabeth TEMPLÉ, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean TEMPLÉ & Jacque TEMPLÉ; BRDR, 3:174, 802 (ASC-2, 151), the record of his second marriage, calls him Carolos BROUSSARD, "widower Élizabeth TEMPLAIS," calls his wife Nanette STEVEN, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Servant TEMPLAI, Michel PEDERY, & Pierre FRESSINE. 

 His first marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Baton Rouge, where he lived at the time, did not have a church of its own until 1793.  Before then, priests from Pointe Coupée across the river or from St.-Gabriel downriver would administer the sacraments to the folks at Baton Rouge. 

His second wife's father was Louis-Williams STEBENS of Nantes, France, via Boston, MA.  He was twice a widower when he married Nanette's Acadian mother at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, in Jan 1783.  He may have been German or Polish or Dutch.  Her mother was a Minas BABIN born at Southampton, England, in Sep 1760. 

27.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls him Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, & list him with no wife, 3 sons, & a daughter; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2444-45, calls him Joseph BROSSARD dit Beausoleil, says he was born in 1702 but gives no birthplace, that he was de Chipoudy, Acadie, gives his parents' names, calls his father Jean-François, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he was commandant des Acadiens aux Attakapas, that he died at St.-Martinville on 5 Sep 1785, & says his children were Jean-Grégoire, born in 1726, Victor in c1728, Raphaël in 1733, Timothée in 1741, & Amand in c1745, but gives no birthplaces; White DGFA-1, 285, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD/BROSSARD dit Beausoleil, says he was born in c1702 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, calls his father François, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, & says he was buried on 20 Oct 1765, no age given, "inh camp Beausoleil (acte inscrit 25 Nov 1765)."  

Quotes from Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 34, 52.  See also Rev. C. J. d'Entremont, "BROSSARD (Broussard), dit Beausoleil, Joseph," DCB online; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:137.  Perrin, W. A., Acadian Redemption, chap. 3, details Beausoleil's disputes with his fellow Acadians & questions the move to Chepoudy.  Father d'Entremont says that the BROUSSARDs settled at "Le Cran (Stoney Creek, south of Moncton, NB)," on the Petitcoudiac; Perrin, W. A., p. 19, locates the BROUSSARD settlement on the upper Petitcoudiac "near Boundary Creek (now the Village of Salisburg) on the north bank of the Petitcoudiac River ten miles from present-day Moncton, New Brunswick."  Beausoleil's  participation in the Acadian resistance to British rule during King George's War, in which he earned a 50-pound-sterling price on his head, can be found in Faragher, A Great & Noble Scheme, chap. 8; Jobb, The Cajuns, 78; & Marshall, Acadian Resistance.  See also Faragher, p. 356.  Faragher, chap. 14, details Beausoleil's adventures in the 1760s as a leader of the Acadian resistance in present-day southeastern NB.  For details of Beausoleil's adventures in Acadia & LA during & after Le Grand Dérangement, see Appendix.  Rev. C. J. d'Entremont, "BROSSARD (Broussard), dit Beausoleil, Joseph," says nothing of BROUSSARD's capture at Restigouche & claims that Joseph dit Beausoleil was still resisting the British in 1761 & did not surrender to COL Joseph Frye, commander at Fort Cumberland, until Nov 1761.  Father d'Entremont also says that Joseph dit Beausoleil "was buried on 20 October at Beausoleil, near the site of the present-day town of BROUSSARD, a few miles south of Lafayette," but the Attakapas Acadians did not settle the Côte Gelée area, where the town of BROUSSARD is located, until after Beausoleil's death.  

I read somewhere that a group of scholars & archaeologists, including descendants of Joseph dit Beausoliel, are searching for the Acadian hero's burial place along the Teche.  When they find him, they also will likely find the resting place of dozens of other members of his party.  See Appendix.

A short on-line history of Beausoleil BROUSSARD at <wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Broussard> claims that Joseph's middle name was Gaurhept, & that he & his wife had 11 children.  The article, citing C.A. Pincombe & E.W. Larracy, Resurgo: The History of Moncton, 1:30, published at Moncton in 1990, also asserts that in 1764 the British at Halifax permitted Beausoleil "to travel with several other Acadians to Dominica.  Unable to adapt to the climate, he led the group to settle in Louisiana."  Perhaps the author & his source are confusing Dominica, or Dominique, a French-controlled island ceded to Britain in 1763, with St.-Domingue, or Haiti, which the French kept in 1763 & to where the BROUSSARDs did go.  Anyone familiar with Beausoleil BROUSSARD's attitude toward the British would know that he would not have chosen a British island on which to settle his people.  The author also claims that BROUSSARD "was among the first 200 Acadians to arrive in Louisiana on February 27, 1765 aboard the Santo Domingo," & cites the on-line source <carencrohighschool.org/LA_Studies/ParishSeries/LafayetteParish/Broussard.htm>.  Not even Professor Carl A. Brasseaux, the best informed scholar on the Acadians in LA, has identified the ship, or ships, on which the BROUSSARD party sailed.  Perhaps the author of the Wikipedia article confused the ship with the island of Santo Domingo, or St.-Domingue.  Close students of Acadian history know, of course, that the first Acadians to come to LA arrived from GA in Feb 1764, exactly a year before the BROUSSARD party reached New Orleans.  Is this article a case of "factoid drift?"

A recent & detailed treatment of Beausoleil's life is Marshall, Acadian Resistance.  It is especially thorough on Beausoleil's activities during & after King George's War.  Unfortunately, the only documentation in the book is a bibliography; there are no footnotes or endnotes.  One would have appreciated specific documentation on Beausoleil's involvement in the massacre at Dartmouth, near Halifax, NS, in May 1751, in which English women & children perished at the hands of Acadian resistance fighters & their Mi'kmaq allies.  Marshall's description of the incident paints my paternal ancestor as more of a terrorist than a freedom fighter! 

28.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:134 (SM Ch.: v.4, #37), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD m. Marguerite SAVOIE, says he died "at age 62 yrs. "'de fluxion de Peche' (chest flu [cold] or pneumonia)," but does not give his parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:134 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-19-157), his succession record, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD m. Marguerite SAVOY, says he was buried in Dec 1788, & lists his children as "Enfant du premier lit (child from the first marriage [literally the first bed])" René, "Enfants du second lit (children of the second marriage [literally the second bed])" Marguerite m. Jean BERNARD, Louise m. Jean BROUSSARD, Astazie m. Michel BROUSSARD, Magdelaine m. François BERNARD, & Elfroy BROUSSARD.  See also De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 11; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 13.

His ages in the Attakapas censuses of 1771 & 1777 make no sense; they are the same age recorded 6 years apart!  His parents were still living on the river above Port-Royal in c1727, so he likely was born there, at the village of Beausoleil in the parish of St.-Laurent, not at Chepoudy or Petitcoudiac, where his parents lived from the 1730s. 

One wonders how his first wife, Anastasie LE BLANC, was kin to his brother Victor's wife, Isabelle LE BLANC. 

There is some confusion about which Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD went to LA.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 1545-56, the Chepoudy/Petitcoudiac section, says that Joseph-Grégoire [BROUSSARD], born in 1725, was son of Alexandre BROSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAU; Arsenault, p. 2446, the LA section, says the Joseph BROUSSARD in LA was born in 1725, son of Alexandre [BROUSSARD] & Marguerite THIBODEAUX, that he married Anastasie LEBLANC in c1750 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names, that he remarried to Marguerite SAVOIE in c1763 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names, lists his children as, from his first marriage, René, born in c1752, from his second marriage, Louise-Ludivine, born in 1764, Marguerite in 1765, with the note that she was born on 3 Apr & baptized on 24 Apr "lors du passage de cette famille à Pointe-Coupée en route pour se fonder un nouveau foyer aux Attakapas," Édouard in c1768, Anastasie in c1770, Madeleine in 1772, Éloi in c1773, Joseph in 1774, François-Alexandre in 1777, & Elroy in c1780 but give no birthplaces, & says he was buried at St. Martinville on 20 Dec 1788.  <www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian>, a baptismal record for Joseph-Grégoire BROSSARD, dated 3 Apr 1725, says he was baptized "at the house by Guillaume BLANCHARD," that he was son of Alexandre BROSSARD & Marguerite TIBAUDEAU, & that his godparents were Joseph BROSSARD, son of the late François BROSSARD, & Agnès THIBAUDEAU, daughter of Michel TIBAUDEAU.  However, Marshall, Acadian Resistance, 24, insists that Joseph-Grégoire dit "Petit Joe" was an older son of Joseph, not Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, & says, on p. 186, that Joseph-Grégoire, son of Alexandre, died at Georges Island, Halifax, in 1763.  A BROUSSARD family genealogy website at <http://kandrtell.tripod.com/gen/broussard.html> agrees:  Joseph-Grégoire, "b 1 Jan[sic] 1725 in Acadia," son of Alexandre & husband of Ursule TRAHAN, died at Halifax before Aug 1763, which means that the Joseph-Grégoire who came to LA had to be a son of Joseph, not Alexandre.  The family genealogy website also says that Joseph dit Beausoleil's son Joseph-Grégoire "was born in 1726," probably taken from Petit-Jos's age in his burial record, cited above.  However, the family genealogist gives a precise birth date of 25 Jun 1726 for Joseph dit Beausoleil's oldest son Jean-Grégoire, who died during Le Grand Dérangement, so Petit-Jos had to have been born later in the decade.  It's unfortunate that the priest at Attakapas in 1788, Fr. Bernardo de Deva, who recorded Petit Jos's burial, was not more diligent in his recordkeeping.  All he had to do was give the deceased Joseph's parents' names, & there would be no confusion in the matter.  I will ignore Arsenault & follow the family genealogist here, while awaiting Acadian genealogist Stephen A. White's imprimatur in the matter. 

Update:  here is a fine Acadian National Day gift from Stephen A. White via Lucie LeBlanc Consentino's FaceBook blog, dated 15 Aug 2012 (italics added):  "Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD was born and baptized at Port-Royal in 1725.  His baptismal record shows his parents were Alexandre BROUSSARD and Marguerite THIBODEAU.  Joseph-Grégoire married Ursule TRAHAN.  Joseph-Grégoire is not the Joseph BROUSSARD who was known as Petit-Jos, however.  Petit-Jos was his double first cousin, the son of Joseph BROUSSARD and Agnès THIBODEAU.  Petit-Jos was born about 1728 or so. (His burial record, in 1788, says he was sixty-two at the time of his death, but his brother Jean-Grégoire's baptismal record shows that he was born in June 1726, and as they weren't twins it is thus unlikely that Joseph was born any earlier than 1727.)"  ...  Sorry, Shane, but I have to go with Stephen White. 

29.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls him Joseph BROUSSARD, & lists him with his widowed mother, Ursule TRAHAN, & a sister; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2445, 2447, calls his parents Joseph BROUSSARD & Ursule LEBLANC; BRDR, 2:142, 162 (ASC-1, 133 & 134), his marriage record, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD, calls his wife Anna BRAUD, gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Joseph [BROUSSARD] & Ursule TRAHAN, "Acadians, res. at Attakapas," says her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were François BROUSARD & Simon BROUSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:164 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1554), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD, "native of Acadie, inhabitant of La fausse pointe, died suddenly during the evening of either the 14 or 15 Feb. 1823 at age about 72 years at the house of Philippe, homme de couleur," & that he was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:163 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#474), his succession record, calls him Joseph BROUSSARD, says he died on 15 Feb 1823, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or list any heirs.  See also De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 13.

Wall of Names calls his parents Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD & Ursule TRAHAN.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:131-32 (SM Ch.: Folio F; NI Ch.: OA Folio, #1; SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.4, #95; SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.16, #96)), the marriage records of his sister Isabelle, dated 14 Feb 1770, 29 Nov 1785, & 7 Aug 1795, as well as his own marriage record, cited above, call their parents Joseph BROUSSARD & Ursule TRAHAN/TRAHANT, so Arsenault got their mother's surname wrong.  Wall of Names says that Ursule was a widow when she reached LA. 

His marriage was recorded at Ascension, now Donaldsonville, because that's where his wife was from.  So how did a boy from the prairies hook up with a girl from the east bank of the river?  Her parents had come to LA from MD in 1766.  Anne was 12 then & had been born probably at Minas, so she & Joseph would not have known one another during Le Grand Dérangement.  Perhaps their families, both from the Minas Basin, knew one another in the old country.  

Arsenault, following Joseph's burial record, says that he was born in 1741, but the Atakapas census of 1777, followed here, says otherwise.  

30.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:132, 571 (Opel.Ch.: v.1-A, p.35), his marriage record, calls him Jacques BROUSSARD "of Manchak," calls his wife Isabelle MILLER, gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Paul [BROUSSARD] & Isabelle CHALET, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jacob MILLER [either her father or brother], Benjamin SMITH, John TYSON, & Joseph CHARP. 

Who knows why he is not on either of the passenger lists of Le Bon Papa with the rest of his family.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, for his family's inclusion on the ship's embarkation & debarkation lists.  It is for this reason that he does not appear on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names.  However, there are compelling clues that place him in Charles BROUSSARD's family:

First, Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52, says "Charles BROUSSARD and Bonne CATEL, his wife and six children:  Jean-Charles-Joseph, François, Jacques, Pierre, Dominique and Louis were in the Third Convoy leaving Châtellerault for Nantes on December 7, 1775."  This same notation can be found in Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 38, Family No. 73.  The Nantes study also shows that Charles and Bonne had 2 more sons at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes--Guillaume-Médard, baptized in Jun 1776, & Jean, baptized in Feb 1778, but both of them died young, in Jul 1776 & Sep 1780, respectively.  Bonne does not appear on the passenger list of Le Bon Papa either because she died at Nantes in the late 1770s or early 1780s, & Charles remarried to Euphrosine BARRILLOT at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay in Jun 1784.  Louis, by Charles's first wife, also does not appear on the passenger list of Le Bon Papa; he likely died at Nantes after the family got there; there is no evidence that he, too, went to LA.  But back to Jacques.  If he was born at Cherbourg in the late 1760s, he would have been in his late teens in 1785, when his family set sail from Paimboeuf in May 1785.  Note how many sons the Spanish counted with Charles BROUSSARD & his second wife at Nantes in Sep 1784--6 of them.  Jacques could have been the sixth son with the family at Nantes in Sep 1784.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 489.  How Jacques was overlooked when the passenger lists of Le Bon Papa were compiled is anyone's guess.  Note that his marriage record says he was "of Manchak," which is where Charles et al. settled after they reached LA.  The Opelousas priest called Jacques's father Paul, which, when pronounced in the French, sounds a lot like Charles.  Jacques's mother's name, Isabelle, is probably a redundancy of his wife's name.  One of the most compelling clues is the surname the Opelousas priest gave his mother--CHALET.  This is one of the many forms of his mother's actual surname, CASTEL, found in LA records.  The biggest clue, however, is that Jacques exists, that he is a BROUSSARD in LA who cannot be accounted for in any other BROUSSARD family line there.  I will add him to this list, as part of Charles BROUSSARD's family, until more compelling evidence forces me to remove him. 

I am convinced that Jacques was a son of Charles BROUSSARD.  I must concede, however, that he may not have crossed with Charles et. al aboard Le Bon Papa.  Like his older brothers Jean-Charles-Joseph and François, Jacques could have been a sailor, but, unlike them, he may not have been in France in May 1785 when the family left Paimboeuf on Le Bon Papa.  Wishing to be with them in LA, he could have taken one of the 6 other ships that sailed from France to New Orleans thru the third week of Oct that year, perhaps as a stowaway or as a crew member, hence his not appearing on a passenger list of any of the Seven Ships.  Or, as a sailor, he could have reached LA on his own hook in the late 1780s.  That he got to LA & found his family at Manchac is clear from the notation in his marriage record.  Why he left Manchac & moved to the Opelousas District is anyone's guess.  His father Charles died by Dec 1795, when his second wife was listed in the Assumption census on upper Bayou Lafourche without a husband.  Two of Jacques's brothers, François & Pierre, remained at Manchac/Baton Rouge, but the other two, Jean-Charles-Joseph & Joseph-Dominique, moved to upper Bayou Lafourche in the 1790s, perhaps following their father & stepmother.  Jacques, on the other hand, simply did his own thing & headed west across the Basin to the Opelousas prairies, where he married a daughter of the author's maternal ancestor, Jacob MILLER of Alsace & MD. 

31.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Louis BROUSSARD, & lists him singly.

When did he reach the colony?  Why did he move north to the Avoyelles prairie in the mid-1790s?  Very few Acadians went there. 

32.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls her Madeleine BROUSSARD, & lists her with sister Élisabeth; BRDR, 2:163 (PCP-2, pt. 2, 140), one of her marriage records, calls her Magdelene BROUSSARD, calls her husband François GUILBAU, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Augustin GREVEMBERG & Gerlad de VERBOIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:140, 379 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.27), another of her marriage records, calls her Magdeleine BROUSSARD, calls her husband François GUILLEBAUT, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BORDA, ____ de VERBOIS, _____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEN, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:141, 379 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.19), yet another of her marriage records, calls her Magdelene BROUSSARD "of Attakapas," calls her husband François GUILBAU "of Attakapas," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were _____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, Françoise[sic] GREVEMBER, _____ DURIEU, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:167 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1503), her death/burial record, calls her Magdeleine BROUSSARD, "native of Acadie, spouse of Francois GUILBAUD, inhabitant of la pointe," says she died "at age 70 years at her home," & that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names.  

When did she & her sister reach LA? 

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because, although the church in St. Martinville claims to have existed since 1765, during the late 1760s & early 1770s, there often was no priest at Attakapas, so priests from the nearest parish, which was Pointe Coupée at the time, would cross the Atchafalaya Basin &, as missionaries, administer the sacraments to the settlers in the Attakapas & Opelousas districts (Opelousas had no church of its own until 1776). 

33.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Madeleine BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:140 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #2), one of her death/burial records, calls her Magdeleine BROUSSARD, "wife of Olivier THIBAUDAUT," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:140 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.6), another of her death/burial records, calls her Magdalene BROUSSARD, "wife of Olivier THIBAUDEAU," but does not give her parents' names. 

See AGE, May 2006, p. 13, in which genealogist Stephen A. White speculates that the most likely parents of Madeleine were Alexandre dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THOBIDEAUX.  Madeleine has the dubious distinction of being the first of the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party in the Atakapas to die there, or at least the first recorded as having died there.  So why is she #2 in the St. Martinville church Slave Funeral Register, vol. 1?  Her infant daughter Marguerite-Anne THIBODEAUX, who died on 16 May, was #1. 

34.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:169 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1446), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD, "wid. of Charlitte DUGAST, native of Acadie," says she died "... at the home of the widow Francois BERNARD at la fausse pointe," & was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 280; De Ville, Attakapas Census, 1771, 13; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 13.  

Her estimated birth year is from the Atakapas census of 1777.  

35.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD; BRDR, 1b:29 (PCP-1, 279; PCP-3, 189), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD, gives her parents' names, describes them as "both Acadians going to establish a new settlement at Attakapas," & says her godparents were René TRAHAN, proxy for André MASSE, & Isabelle LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:56, 141 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.3, #177), one of her marriage records, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD, "native of Atacapas," calls her husband Jean-Baptiste BERNARD "from the parish of Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were François BROUSSARD, Claude BROUSSARD, Silvain BROUSSARD, Simon LEBLANC, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:56, 141 (SM Ch.: v.2, #76), another of her marriage records, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD, calls her husband Jean-Baptiste BERNARD, does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Baptiste BERNARD [the groom], Marguerite BROUSSARD [the bride], Jean Gilhorpe MERTERTIGO, Baptiste LAVOR, & Pierre BERNARD. 

It is significant to the history of the Attakapas region that Marguerite's birth & baptism were recorded not at New Orleans but at Pointe Coupée.  The notation in her baptismal record that her parents were "both Acadians going to establish a new settlement at Attakapas" hints that Marguerite was born either on the movement of the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party from New Orleans to Bayou Teche via the bayous & rivers of the central Atchafalaya Basin, or on the Teche soon after they got there.  After leaving New Orleans, the BROUSSARD party would have cleared the settlements of the two German Coasts & the small enclave of fellow Acadians at Cabanocé before reaching the confluence with Bayou Plaquemine, gateway to the Attakapas region.  There they would have turned westward into the Basin & made their way via Bayou Plaquemine, Grand River, & the Atchafalaya River to Bayou Courtableau, which would have taken them to the head of Bayou Teche.  See map,  If Marguerite's baptism had been recorded at New Orleans, the BROUSSARD party likely would have still been in the city on the day of her birth, Apr 23, weeks after the party's leaders had signed the DAUTERIVE agreement on Apr 4.  That her baptism was recorded at Pointe Coupée hints that the party was on their way to the Teche or had already gotten there by the third week of Apr.  One can safely say, then, that Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil took his party of 200 Acadians to the Teche in Apr, soon after they made the deal with Jean-Antoine-Bernard DAUTERIVE & 2 months after they reached the colony. 

Wherever she was born, Marguerite would have been baptized by the BROUSSARD party's priest, Capuchin Father Jean-François de CIVRAY, whom the church authorities in New Orleans attached to the party.  In their movement thru the Basin & on the Teche, the nearest parish would have been St.-François of Pointe Coupée, upriver from the confluence of the Mississippi with Bayou Plaquemine, hence the recording of the baptism there.  Marguerite likely was the first child born in La Nouvelle-Acadie, as Fr. Jean-François called the new Acadian settlement on the Teche, or at least the first child there whose birth was recorded.  (For early use of the term La Nouvelle-Acadie, see the burial record of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, little Marguerite's grandfather, in which Fr. Jean-François describes himself as curé de la nouvelle Acadie; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119 [SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #21].)  Little Marguerite's baptismal sponsors were Isabelle LEBLANC, wife of the baby's first cousin Victor BROUSSARD, & René TRAHAN, husband of Isabelle BROUSSARD, who was another of the baby's first cousins.  René stood proxy for André MASSE, a major cattle rancher of the Attakapas District & partner of Jean-Antoine-Bernard DAUTERIVE.  Marguerite's grandfather, Alexandre dit Beausoleil, Joseph dit Beausoleil's older brother & fellow Acadian resistance leader back in the old country, & Alexandre's wife, Marguerite THIBODEAUX, for whom the baby was probably named, died at Attakapas 5 months after their granddaughter was born.  (See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:752-53 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.12), for grandmother Marguerite's burial record.)  Happily, the baby survived the rigors of childhood to become a young bride, a mother, & a grandmother. 

36.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Marguerite BROUSSARD veuve Jacques MELANSON.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 151.

37.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls her Marie BROUSSARD, & lists her singly; BRDR, 4:106, 405 (SMI-2, 87), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie BROUSSARD, "wid. Bonaventure GAUDIN," calls her husband Paul Olivier MELANSON, does not give her or his parents' names but gives her husband's first wife's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Cenac LANDRI, Étienne DUGAS, & Medard DELATTRE; BRDR, 4:106 (SMI-4, 74), her death/burial record, calls her Marie BROUSSARD, age 65 yrs., wife of Paul MELANÇON, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 13.  

Wall of Names lists her singly & not with her parents & older sister perhaps because the Attakapas census of 1766 included the names of only the heads of households, so she cannot be definitively linked to Athanase BROUSSARD via that source.  But if that is the case, why did they link sister Isabelle with Athanase BROUSSARD & Anne BOURGEOIS and not Marie?

Marie BROUSSARD is first named in LA records at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques in 1769 with the family of Joseph BOURGEOIS at age 2 & again in 1777 at age 10, so her mother probably was a BOURGEOIS, or kin to the BOURGEOISs.  A Marie BROUSSARD, daughter of Athanase BROUSSARD & Anne BOURGEOIS, married Bonaventure GAUDIN dit Bellefontaine by 1802.  The baptismal record of Hortense GAUDIN, dated 9 Feb 1802, in NOAR, 7:147 (SLC, B14, 181), says Marie BROUSSARD, the girl's mother, was "native of this city" & daughter of Atanasio BROUSSARD & Ana BOURGEOIS.  If this Marie BROUSSARD was the daughter of Athanase BROUSSARD & Anne BOURGEOIS who came to LA with the party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Athanase's father, Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, in Feb 1765, she must have been born in New Orleans soon after they reached the city.  The age given in Marie's burial record--65--gives her an estimated birth year of c1762 & only complicates the story.  

The most likely story goes like this:  Athanase BROUSSARD & Anne BOURGEOIS were living at Attakapas in the spring of 1766 with a son & 2 daughters, but they may have died soon afterwards.  Marie, still very young, was parceled out to maternal relatives at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Joseph BOURGEOIS & his wife Marie-Madeleine GIROUARD had come to LA in Feb 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party but retreated to Cabanocé in the fall of 1765 to escape the Teche epidemic.  They did not return to the western prairies but remained on the river, as did Marie, who married twice there & lived for a time in New Orleans.  

38.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him Mathurin BROUSSARD.  

The orphan listed in the Atakapas census of 1777 was Canadian, not Acadian, son of Louis LALONDE & Louise PECARD "of La paroisse aux Cedres en Canada."  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:466-67.  The LALONDE's of the Opelousas District also were Canadians from Québec; their progenitor, Guillaume, was in fact Jean-Baptiste's brother.  See Hébert, D., 1-A:466-67.

Did Mathurin ever marry?

39.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls him Paul BROUSSARD, & lists him with his widowed mother & 2 brothers; NOAR, 2:35 (SLC, B5, 149), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Paul BROUSSARD, gives his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of his birth, & says his godparents were Ephrem BA(L/B)AGNE & Anne BIGEOT.  

His widowed mother obviously was pregnant when she reached New Orleans in Sep 1766.  Her husband probably died in MD on the eve of their departure from that colony.  

Who was the Paul BROUSSARD, orphan, with the Joseph CASTILLE family in MD in Jul 1763?  See Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155.  The CASTILLEs came to LA in 1767, not 1766, & went to St.-Gabriel, not Cabanocé.  In a marriage record dated 7 Jul 1791 in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:132 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.35), the groom, son of Paul BROUSSARD & Isabelle CHALET, is called "Jacques of Manchak."   "Manchak" was St.-Gabriel.  The Paul born at New Orleans in Nov 1766 would have much too young to be Jacques's father.  So who was Paul of Manchak?  

40.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Pierre BROUSSARD; BRDR, 2:163, 538 (SJA-1, 38), the record of his first marriage, calls him Pierre BRUSARD, calls his wife Marie MELANZON, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia," that her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste BRUSARD [probably his brother] & Euphreme ROBISCHO ; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:146, 372-73 (SM Cte.Hse.: OA-18-149), a record of his second marriage, dated 11 Apr 1798, calls him Pierre BROUSSARD "of Acadie," calls his wife Marguerite GUÉDRY "of Opel.," gives his & her parents' names, but give no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:146, 373 (SM Ch.: v.4, #150), another record of his second marriage, dated 16 Apr 1798, calls him BROUSSARD "of Acadia, widr. of Marie MELANÇON," calls his wife Marguerite GUIDRY "of Atakapas," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, that her father was "of Acadia" & her mother "of Virginia in U.S.A.," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Thomas CONARD, sacristan, Augustin GUIDRY, & Achille BERARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:138 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1945), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre BROUSSARD, "native of Acadie," says he died "at age about 75 years at his home at la grand pointe," & that he was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Why did he marry his first wife at St.-Jacques?  Did he get around that much?  How did they meet?  She, too, came to LA from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765, but in a later party; she was only 12 years old then, but he was just 14.  Had they known one another in Nova Scotia?  

41.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Pierre [BROUSSARD, & lists him with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 60, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre BROUSSARD, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Bonne COLETTE, says his parents were tous Acadiens, & that his godparents were Pierre MOULAISON & Agnès BROUSSARD; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 25, Family No. 52, calls him Pierre [BROUSSARD], gives his parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Pierre, son [Charles BROUSSARD's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, Pedro, Su [Carlos BROUSARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Pierre BROUSSARD, his [Charles BROUSSARD's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his father, stepmother, 3 brothers, & a stepbrother; BRDR, 2:164, 550 (SJO-3, 5), his marriage record, calls him Pedro BROUSARD, calls his wife Maria Sophia MOULAISON, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Charbour, France," that her parents were "of Nantes, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Baptiste BOUSELL, Pedro BLANCO, & Domingo BROUSARD [his brother]. 

42.  Wall of Names, 14, calls him René BROUSSARD; Hébert, Southwest LA Records, 1-A:147, 480 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #24 & #53), the record of his first marriage, calls him René BROUSSARD, "inhabitant of Atakapas," calls his wife Marie-Magdeleine LANDRY, "native of Atakapas," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph BROUSSARD, Amand BROUSSARD, Firmin LANDRY, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, Southwest LA Records, 1-A:147, 345 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.65), a record of his second marriage, calls him René BROUSSARD, "de l'Acadie, veuf (from Acadia, a widower) of Magdeleine LANDRY, calls his wife Anne GAUDIN, "d'Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Firmin LANDRY/BROUSSARD & Françoise THIBAUDEAU, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Aman PREJEAN, Jacques FOSTIN, & Jean GUILLEBAUT; Hébert, Southwest LA Records, 1-A:147, 345-46 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), another record of his second marriage, calls him René BROUSSARD, "of Acadia, widower of Magdeleine LANDRY, calls his wife Anne GEAUDIN "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Firmin LANDRY/BROUSSARD & Françoise THIBODO, & says  the witnesses to his marriage were Aman PREJEAN, Jacques FOSTAIN, & Jean GUILBO; NOAR, 6:36 (SLC, F4, 63), his death/burial record, calls him Renato BROUSSARD, "native of Acadia in the country of Canada, 40 yr., sp. Anna GAUDET[sic], but does not give his parents' names.

The Attakapas priest who recorded his second marriage in 1779 must have hit the wine a little hard during the wedding ceremony; he gave René his dead wife, Madeleine LANDRY's, parents.  Why was René in New Orleans in 1799?  Had he moved there, or was he only visiting or on business there at the time of his death?

43.  Wall of Names, 13 (pl. 2L), calls him Simon BROUSSARD, & lists him with the family of Alexandre BROUSSARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2446, says he was probablement son of Joseph BROUSSARD & Agnès THIBODEAUX; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, his marriage record, calls him Simon BROUSSARD, calls his wife Marguerite/Margueritte BLANCHARD, & gives no witnesses to his marriage. 

Wall of Names, not Arsenault, is followed here for the identity of his parents.

He & his wife were married at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques probably because that is where she & her younger brother Victor, who were orphans, settled after they reached LA, probably from Halifax in 1765 (but in a later party, not the one led by Simon's father & uncle).  Did Simon & Marguerite know one other from the prison compound at Halifax?  If she came to LA in 1765, she was only 14 years old then; he was 20 in 1765.  Something compelled him to re-cross the Atchafalaya Basin & travel downriver to Cabanocé to marry this teenaged girl.  There is also the possibility that he left the Teche valley in late 1765 with dozens of other Acadians who escaped the epidemic that killed his father, uncle, & dozens of other Teche Acadians, followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, met the recently-arrived Marguerite, & waited until she was few years older to marry her.  The only problem with this scenario is the Attakapas census of Apr 1766, which shows him at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche with no one else in his household.  If he retreated to Cabanocé in late 1765, he obviously returned to the Teche by Apr 1766.  My guess is that he remained on the Teche with the other BROUSSARDs despite the epidemic of 1765 & went to Cabanocé in 1768 simply to marry the girl he loved. 

44.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Sylvain BROUSSARD.

45.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Théodore BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:149, 767 (SM Ch.: v.2, #162), the record of his first marriage, calls him Théodore BROUSSARD, calls his wife Henriette TRAHAN, says she was a minor daughter, gives his & her parent's names, says his parents were "of Halifax" & hers of Fausse Pointe," & that the witness to his marriage was Jean-Marie LE MERCIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:139, 702 (SM Ch.: v.5, #86), the record of his second marriage, calls him Théodore BROUSSARD, "of Vermillion, of Acadia," calls his wife Silesie THIBAUDEAU, gives his & her parents' names, says he was a major son & she a minor daughter, says nothing of his first wife, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Frédéric MOUTON & Célestine PREJEAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:176-77 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1309), his death/burial record, calls him Théodore  BROUSSARD, inhabitant at Vermillion, says he died "at age 55 yrs. at his home," & that he was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

The marriage record of daughter Clotilde, dated 2 Aug 1813, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:157 (SM Ch.: v.5, #312), says that Théodore was "born at sea."  That means he was born either on the first leg of the long voyage of the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party from Halifax to Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in Nov-Dec 1764 or Jan 1765, or on the much shorter leg from Cap-Français to New Orleans in Jan-Feb 1765.  Probably on the first leg. 

Was he the Théodoro BROUSSARD listed singly in "District of the Pointe," Attakapas, in Apr 1766?  Does the census taker imply that Théodoro was an adult?   This Théodore would have still been an infant!  Very strange.  Note that Théodore's parents are not in the census.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124ff.  At age 15 months or so, Théodore certainly would have been living with another family, probably relatives, in Apr 1766, so perhaps the census taker, by listing him separately, was saying that the boy survived whatever had killed his parents.  Were they undocumented victims of the Teche valley epidemic that had killed dozens of their fellow Acadians in the summer & fall of 1765?  Perhaps they had survived the epidemic but died that winter or in the spring, leaving Théodore an orphan.  Wall of Names & this researcher have found no other Théodore BROUSSARD at Atakapas in 1765-66. 

46.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:149-50 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.8; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #8-A), her death/burial record, calls her Théotiste BROUSSARD, spouse of Augustin GUÉDRY, & says that she was buried on 26 Jul "au dernier camp d'enbas."  

How was she kin to Joseph dit Beausoleil?  Her husband, called Augustin GUÉDRY, is listed singly on Wall of Names,18.  Why?  

47.  Wall of Names, 19, calls her Théotiste BROUSSARD veuve Joseph HUGON.

She does not appear in an Attakapas census until 1785, but her daughter Marie HUGON, called Marie DUGON by the Attakapas priests, was married at Attakapas in Jul 1772, so Théotiste probably came to LA years before 1785.  A likely scenario is that she and her daughter came to the colony directly from French St.-Domingue, where she & her family had gone from SC in 1763-64 & where her husband died.  Being a BROUSSARD, when the party from Halifax led by kinsman Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil came through Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in late 1764 on their way to New Orleans, she, now a widow, her teenage daughter, & brother-in-law Jacques HUGON, a widower, probably hooked up with her relatives and moved on to LA ... in Feb 1765.  

How was she kin to Alexandre & Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil?

48.  Wall of Names, 14 (pl. 2R), calls him Victor BROUSSARD, & lists him with a wife & no children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2444-45, calls him Victor BROUSSARD, says he was born in c1728, & that his father was Joseph dit Beausoleil.  See also Milling, Exile Without End, 46; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 251; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124.

He is a somewhat mysterious fellow.  Arsenault & at least 2 other secondary sources, without citing a primary source, insist that Victor was the son of Joseph dit Beausoleil.  See Perrin, W. A., Acadian Redemption, 24, citing Faragher, A Great & Noble Scheme, 356.  Faragher, p. 384, & also Perrin, W. A., p. 25, repeat the assertion that Victor was Joseph's son & call him Victor-Grégoire besides.  Where did they find this middle name?  Arsenault, p. 2444, says that Victor had an older brother named Jean-Grégoire, so perhaps they transposed the middle name to Victor.  Note that in 1 of the 2 burial records of Victor BROUSSARD's wife Isabelle LEBLANC in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:499-500 (SM Ch.: v.1, p. 14; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #29), she is described as "m. [married] to Victor BROUSSARD," but in the other record Father Jean-François calls her "wid. [widow] of Victor BROUSSARD."  She was buried on 29 Oct 1765.  If she was his widow, had he died before then?  If so, how could he have appeared in the Attakapas census of Apr 1766?  Or is this another Victor BROUSSARD?  What happened to the 2 children of Victor BROUSSARD at Halifax in Aug 1763?  No baptismal or marriage record in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, lists Victor BROUSSARD as the father.  

A BROUSSARD family website at <http://kandrtell.tripod.com/gen/broussard.html> calls him Victor-Grégoire, gives his wife's parents' names, says that Isabelle was "born in 1732 in Grand-Pré, Acadia," & that their children, none of whom evidently made it to LA, were:  twins Jean & Joseph, born 15 Sep 1753, probably Village-des-Beausoleil, Petitcoudiac, & Agnès, born 15 Mar 1757, probably Miramichi.  Perhaps all 3 children were among the many Acadians who died at Miramichi during the terrible winter of 1756-57.  In fact, some accounts insist that all of the Acadian children at Miramichi died that winter. 

All this having been said, eminent Acadian genealogist Stephen A. White believes that Victor was a son of Alexandre dit Beausoleil, not Joseph dit Beausoleil, BROUSSARD.  A short article entitled "Alexandre & Victor BROUSSARD" found on Stephen A. White's page of <acadian-home.org> quotes Mr. White as saying:  "Regarding the escape of Alexandre and Victor Broussard from South Carolina, all that is quite true. Dr. Milling's book quotes the announcement from the South Carolina Gazette of Feb. 19, 1756, that said Alexandre and Victor were missing and were being sought as fugitives.  But Alexandre and Victor weren't among the Acadians who came up the coast from Georgia. Instead, they went inland, through the river system, eventually reaching Québec and returning to Acadia from there.  Alexandre's route is confirmed by Gamaliel Smethurst's journal, written in 1761, which was first published in 1774, and republished in the Collections of the New Brunswick Historical Society in 1906.  Alexandre and his son Victor and their families were later among the Acadians who were held at Halifax, where they were all listed in 1763.  From Halifax they went to the West Indies, and then on to Louisiana, where they arrived early in 1765."  Italics added. 

49.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:124-25 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-Vol.1, #79), her marriage record, calls her Catherine BROUSSARD, "native of Acadia," calls her husband Andres Lopes DE ACUNA, "native of Pont Verre in Gallice," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph CASTILLE, Rose LANDRY, Antoine RODRIGUE, Joseph ZONARES, Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, & Olivier THIBAUDAU; BRDR, 3:175 (SJO-4, 79), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Margarita BROUSSARD, age 45 yrs., wid. Andres LOPEZ, but does not gives her parents' names.

The age in her burial record gives her an estimated birth year of c1769, which means she was only 9 years old when she married André Lopes DE ACUNA at Atakapas?  And why does the burial record call her Marguerite & not Catherine?

Why is she not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names?  Was her surname something other than BROUSSARD?  

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