CORMIER - cont.

[This is a more complete listing of CORMIER "begats" in Louisiana from the 1760s to 1900.]

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

One historian speculates that, through the remarkable grapevine of Acadian sailors who plied the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, Jean-Baptiste Cormier, fils received word from his parents in faraway Louisiana of how nicely the French authorities there were treating them.  Still a bachelor, he hooked up with the large party of Acadians at Halifax led by Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and with them traveled to Louisiana via St.-Domingue, arriving in New Orleans exactly a year after his parents got there. 

Jean-Baptiste, fils probably did not follow the Broussard party to the Teche valley but joined his parents and sisters at Cabanocé on the river above New Orleans, where he soon married.  But he did not remain there.  In the mid- or late 1770s, he crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Opelousas District, where his wife died.  (Two of Jean-Baptiste, fils's sisters, who had come to Louisiana with their parents in 1764--Madeleine, wife of Simon Mire, and Marguerite, wife of Firmin Girouard--also moved from St.-Jacques to the western prairies, in the early 1780s, and settled with their husbands at Côte Gelée, near present-day Broussard, in the Atakapas District.)  After his wife's death, Jean-Baptiste, fils joined his sisters in the Atakapas District, where he remarried.

Meanwhile, Jean-Baptiste, fils's first cousins, Joseph and Michel Cormier, the latter still unmarried, came to Louisiana with fellow Acadians imprisoned at Halifax, but not with the Broussard party.  Most likely following Joseph's Sonnier in-laws, they reached New Orleans in March or April 1765 and settled in the Opelousas District.  

The great majority of Cormiers in South Louisiana are descended from the three Chignecto cousins, all of whom shared a grandfather, Pierre, youngest of the four sons of Thomas Cormier, the pioneer of Chignecto:

Descendants of Joseph CORMIER (1740-1795)

Joseph, son of Pierre dit Palette Cormier and Cécile Thibodeau of Chignecto, older brother of Michel and first cousin of Jean-Baptiste, fils, married Marguerite, daughter of Jacques Sonnier of Petitcoudiac, in c1759 during Le Grand Dérangement Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Granger, and Thibodeaux families.  Marguerite died a few years after they reached Opelousas, and Joseph remarried to Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Michel and widow of Michel Brun and Victor Comeaux, at Atakapas in April 1771.  Their daughter married into the Arceneaux family.  Joseph and his wives did well on the Opelousas prairie.  In March 1768, he, along with younger brother Michel, was one of the 11 signers of a petition addressed to Spanish Governor Ulloa requesting assistance in the form of oxen and plows to grow wheat in the district.  Joseph became a cattleman instead.  In 1771, the year of his second marriage, he owned 15 head of cattle.  Three years later, in 1773, he owned 78 head of cattle, 15 horses and mules, and 15 pigs.  By 1777, he owned 150 head of cattle, 15 horses, and 20 pigs.  His fortunes increased dramatically in the 1780s.  In 1788, on his 30-arpent ranch on Bellevue Prairie south of Opelousas Post and on land he owned along Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé near present-day Church Point, Joseph ran 697 head of cattle and 60 horses, one of the largest herds in the district.  He also owned 4 slaves.  Meanwhile, as was his duty, he served in the Opelousas company of militia.  He was a fusileer in 1776, described on the militia roll as 5 feet, 3 inches tall, an inch shorter than his brother Michel.  Three years later, in their late 30s, Joseph and Michel participated with their company in Governor-General Galvèz's attack against the British at Manchac and Baton Rouge.  Joseph died at Opelousas in August 1795; he was 55 year old.  He fathered two sons, both by his second wife, Anne Michel.  Both sons created families of their own, but one of their lines, that of the younger son, died off early, and the line of the older son almost died out, too.  Anne Michel died probably near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1818; she was 85 years old and outlived both of her Cormier sons.  Her and Joseph's descendants remained at the southeastern edge of the old Opelousas District, around Grand Coteau and Arnaudville in St. Landry Parish.  

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Older son Anaclet, by his second wife, born at Opelousas in March 1772, was baptized at Opelousas by a priest from Pointe Coupée four months later.  Anaclet married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Victor Richard, at Opelousas in July 1793.  They settled in the southeastern section of what became St. Landry Parish, near Grand Coteau.  Their son Paul, usually called Hippolyte, was baptized at the Opelousas church, age unrecorded, in November 1800, and Élisée at age 8 months in November 1804.  Their daughters married into the Guilbeau, Melançon, and Patin families.  Anaclet died in St. Landry Parish in c1810; he was only 38 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in January 1811.  Judging by the number of times he appeared in church records as a witness to a marriage or as godfather to a neighbor's child, Anaclet must have been a respected member of his community.  

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Hippolyte married distant cousin Adélaïde Mathurin, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Richard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1820; Adélaïde's mother was Isabelle Cormier, daughter of Hippolyte's grandfather Joseph's first cousin, Jean Baptiste, fils.  Their son Valsin Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, fils, was baptized at age 1 at the Grand Coteau church in April 1823.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family.  Hippolyte, père died near Grand Coteau  in November 1827; he was only 27 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1829, so he must have owned land in Lafayette Parish, too.  

Hippolyte, fils married fellow Acadian Marcellite Guidry at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1846.  Their son Hippolyte III was born near Grand Coteau in April 1852.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 5 slaves--3 males and 2 females, all black, ranging in age from 35 to 2--on Hippolyte Cormier's farm.  Hippolyte, fils died near Grand Coteau in September 1851; he was only 30 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in January 1855, years after his death. 

Hippolyte III married Colastie, also called Zoë, daughter of Théodore Lormand or Normand, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1885.  Their son Joseph Théodule was born near Arnaudville in November 1886.   Hippolyte III died near Arnaudville in November 1889; he was only 37 years old.  

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Élisée married Christine or Célestine, daughter of William Johnson of Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1822.  Their son Zephirin was born near Grand Coteau in February 1825, Élisée, fils in January 1829 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1831, and Joseph Numa in February 1843.  Their daughters married into the Badeaux, Burleigh, Lalonde, Lanclos, Patin, and Rivet families.  Élisée remarried to Marguerite Hedwige, daughter French Creole Pierre Bergeron and widow of André J. Chautin, at the Grand Coteau church in August 1850; he was in his late 40, and she was 50, so she gave him no more children.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 5 slaves--3 males and 2 females, all black, ranging in age from 45 to 18--on Élisée Cormier's farm.  Élisée died near Grand Coteau in January 1879; he was 75 years old. 

Zéphirin, by his first wife, married Marie Azéline, called Azéline, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Lanclos, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1848.  Their son Similien was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in c1849 but died at age 4 in September 1853, and Anaclet le jeune was born in November 1850 but died at age 11 in September 1861.  Zéphirin remarried to French Creole Marguerite or Marie Edvine or Edvise Chautin, widow of Placide Marks, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1855, but she gave him no more children.  Zéphirin remarried again--his third marriage--to French Creole Marie Sidonise, called Sidonise, Bergeron in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1859 and sanctified the marriage at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in March 1888; she gave him more children but no more sons.  Their daughter married into the Dupuis family.  During the War Between the States, Zéphirin served briefly in the Grivot Rangers Company Louisiana Partisan Cavalry, a local unit raised in St. Landry Parish that fought in South Louisiana.  

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Younger son Joseph, fils, by his second wife, born at Opelousas in c1776, married fellow Acadian Marie Thibodeaux probably at Atakapas.  Their son Placide, born at Atakapas in April 1792 and baptized at age 2 in June 1794, probably died young.  Joseph, fils remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Guilbeau, at Atakapas in October 1794.  They settled at Carencro.  Joseph, fils died at his home at Carencro in August 1811; he was only 34 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February 1824.  Daughter Marguerite Carmesile was born "posthumously" two months after he died and married into the Robichaux family.  This line of the family, except for its blood, died with Joseph, fils.  

Descendants of Michel CORMIER (1741-1790)

Michel, son of Pierre dit Palette Cormier and Cécile Thibodeau of Chignecto, younger brother of Joseph and first cousin of Jean-Baptiste, fils, married Anne, sometimes called Nanette, daughter of Jacques Sonnier of Petitcoudiac, sister of brother Joseph's first wife, and widow of Basile Babin, at Opelousas in c1769.  Anne died in early 1773, and Michel remarried to Catherine, daughter of German Creole neighbor Johann Georg Stelly, at Opelousas in c1774 Michel remarried again--his third marriage--to Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Breaux and widow of Étienne Benoit, at Atakapas in February 1789; Madeleine was 20 years younger than Michel and was his wife for less than two years.  Michel and his wives did well on the Opelousas prairies.  In March 1768, he, along with brother Joseph, was one of the 11 signers of a petition addressed to Spanish Governor Ulloa requesting assistance in the form of oxen and plows to grow wheat in the district.  After the revolt against Ulloa, in which he and his Opelousas comrades probably did not participate, he signed with his mark an unconditional oath of allegiance to Spain in December 1769.  In the years that followed, he became a cattleman, not a wheat farmer.  In August 1771, he received from Governor Unzaga a land grant of 253.04 arpents, to be occupied and cultivated, on Bayou Bourbeaux between present-day Leonville and Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish.  His house at Prairie des Femmes on Bayou Bourbeaux, "built prior to 1773 ... on ground level with 'poteaux-en-terre, ... had bousillage walls, and a dirt floor, and a gallery or porch surrounding the house."  In 1771, the year he received his land grant, Michel owned 28 head of cattle.  Three years later, he owned 20 head of cattle, 6 horses and mules, and 16 pigs.  In 1777, he owned 50 head of cattle, 16 horses, and 16 pigs.  His fortunes increased dramatically in the 1780s.  In 1788, on his ranch at Prairie des Femmes, Michel owned a herd of 130 cattle and 15 horses.  He also owned 7 slaves.  Meanwhile, as was his duty, he served in the Opelousas company of militia.  He was a fusileer in 1776, described on the militia roll as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, an inch taller than his brother Joseph.  Three years later, in their late 30s, Michel and Joseph participated with their company in Governor Galvèz's attack against the British at Baton Rouge.  Michel died at his home at Prairie des Femmes in December 1790, without benefit of sacraments; he was only 49 years old.  According to family tradition, he was buried in what became the old yellow fever cemetery at present-day Washington, St. Landry Parish.  His daughter, by his second wife, married into the Royer and Sutter families.  Michel fathered five sons by his first two wives; he had no children by his third wife.  All five of his sons created families of their own.  Michel's descendants drifted south into what became Lafayette Parish, clustering around Carencro and Côte Gelée; after the War Between the States, some of them moved even farther south into Iberia, Vermilion, and Cameron parishes or westward to the prairies of present-day Acadia Parish.  An eastern contingent of Michel's descendants settled on upper Bayou Teche in St. Martin Parish; after the war, like their Lafayette cousins, some of them moved westward, to the Vermilion and Calcasieu prairies, far from their Bayou Teche birthplaces.  Most of the Cormiers of South Louisiana (including the author) are descended from Michel, his sons, and grandsons.   

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Oldest son Amand, by his first wife, born at Opelousas in October 1770 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest at Opelousas in April 1771, married Marie-Angelle, called Angelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Benoit of Carencro, at Opelousas in October 1790.  They settled at La Grande Pointe on upper Bayou Teche near present-day Breaux Bridge, where their son Raphaël was born in December 1792.  Amand also lived at Carencro, at the northwest corner of the Atakapas District, where his half-brother Pierre settled.  Amand died in c1795; he was only 25 years old.  

Raphaël was tutored by Amand's full brother, Michel, fils of Grand Pointe, until the boy came of age.  Raphaël married Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Melançon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1811.  The settled at Grand Pointe. Their son Colin Amand, sometimes called Amand, was born in May 1812, Paulin in February 1814 but died at age 3 months the following May, Jean Valmont was born in May 1815 but died at age 5 in October 1820, Pierre Philogène was born in February 1818 but died at age 14 in September 1832, Joseph Théogène was born in March 1820 but died at age 4 in November 1824, Simeon Valsin, also called Pierre Valsin, died at age 6 months in July 1828, and Alfred (Raphaël's seventh and youngest son and only the second one to reach adulthood) was born in November 1832.  Their daughters married into the Castille and Melançon families.  Raphaël's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in January 1844; he would have been 51 years old that year.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 5 slaves--2 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 50 to 3--on the Widow Raphaël Cormier's farm; this was Carmelite Melançon.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 8 slaves--2 males and 6 females, 7 blacks and 1 mulatto, ages 60 to 1--on the Widow Raphaël Cormier's farm.  

Colin Amand married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Guilbeau, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1833.  Their son Joseph Philogène was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1835, Alexandre in May 1837, Paulin in April 1839, Aristide in September 1841, and Raphaël le jeune in August 1846.  Their daughter married into the Huval family.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 56 slaves--30 males and  26 females, all black except for 3 mulattoes, ranging in age from 75 to 1--on Colin Amand Cormier's plantation.  In the same year, the federal census taker in Calcasieu Parish counted 2 more slaves--both black and both female, ages 40 and 18--on Colin Cormier's farm, so he must have owned land in that parish, too.  Colin Amand died in St. Martin Parish in September 1855; he was only 43 years old.  One wonders what happened to his many slaves after his death.  

During the War Between the States, Paulin served in Company D of the Orleans Guard Battalion Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Martin Parish that fought at Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862.  Paulin married Marie Useide or Zoide, sometimes called Marie E., daughter of probably Auguste Benoit, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1865.  They settled near Lake Arthur, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish.  Their son Léonie was born probably in Calcasieu Parish in January 1873, Paul Adonis, called Adonis, in January 1875, Joseph Artellus in April 1881, and Joseph Philoges in May 1885.  Their daughter married into the Gary family.  

Adonis married Emma, daughter of fellow Acadian Jeantean Benoit, at the Lake Arthur church, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in October 1893.  Their son Adonis, fils was born near Jennings, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, north of Lake Arthur, in September 1899. 

Aristide married Josephine, daughter of fellow Acadian Marin Blanchard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1863.  Their son Léonin was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1877.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Benoit, Dufton, and Huval families.  Aristide remarried to fellow Acadian Julie Broussard in a civil ceremony in Vermilion Parish in November 1889.  They settled in the northwest corner of Vermilion Parish near Lake Arthur.  Aristide died in Vermilion Parish by October 1893, when his succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse; he would have been 52 years old that year.  

Alfred married Florentine or Laurentine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Alfred Jean was born in c1858 but died at age 2 near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in August 1860, Robert was born near Breaux Bridge in November 1861, Joseph Ducoudret in February 1867, Alfred, fils or Albert in April 1874, Clebert in February 1876, and Engelbert or Angelbert in c1877.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Guilbeau, and Guidry families.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted a single slave--an 18-year-old black male--on Alfred Cormier's farm.  During the War Between the States, Alfred was conscripted into Confederate service from St. Martin Parish but may not have served in a unit.  Alfred remarried to fellow Acadian Cydalise Benoit at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1889; he was 57 years old.  He died near Carencro in April 1896; the priest who recorded his burial said that Albert was 66 years old when he died, but he was "only" 63. 

Robert, by his first wife, married Armesilde, Ermesile, Emersine, or Ermezide, daughter of William Badeaux or Badon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1880; Ermesile's mother was a Prejean.  Their son Joseph Adolphe was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1883.  Robert remarried to Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadian Adolphe Guilbeau, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1887.  Their son Joseph Colin was born near Carencro in April 1888, Joseph Rosembert in August 1891, Florent in August 1893, and Alfred le jeune in March 1897. 

Alfred, fils, by his first wife, married Honora or Laura, daughter of fellow Acadian Émile Prejean, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1890; the priest who recorded the marriage called him Albert.  Their son Joseph Eudolis was born near Carencro in March 1891, and Engelbert in June 1899. 

Clebert, by his first wife, married Adella or Della, daughter of fellow Acadian Arluss Guidry, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1896.  Their son Joseph Gorden was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in October 1897, and Louis Adelma near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in April 1899. 

Engelbert, by his first wife, married Edna, daughter of fellow Acadian Adelmore Guidry, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1897, but died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, the following March; he was only 20 years old.  

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Michel, fils, sometimes called Pierre-Michel, by his first wife, born at Opelousas in September 1772 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest at Opelousas in May 1773, married Ludivine, sometimes called Divine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Guilbeau, at Atakapas in January 1793.  They also settled at Grande Pointe on the Teche, where son Michel-Onesime, sometimes called Onesime and Michel, fils, was born in March 1799, Louis le jeune in October 1800 but died at age 1 in February 1801, twins Joseph-Deterville and Amand le jeune, also called Aurelien-Amand and Hervilien, were born in December 1801, Nicolas in September 1804, and Eloi in September 1810.  Their daughters married into the Allegre, Bertrand, Gauthier, and Ledoux families.  Ludivine died at Grand Pointe in January 1815, age 45, and Michel, fils remarried to Agnès, 32-year-old daughter of Canadian Jean-Baptiste Rodrigues of St. John the Baptist Parish and widow of Adam Webre, probably at Grande Pointe in c1816; she gave him another daughter but no more sons.  Their daughter married into the Richard family.  Michel, fils was affluent enough to hire a live-in tutor for his children and his nieces and nephew; the tutor, Charles de Dernay Plassard of Brest, France, died at Michel's home at Grand Pointe in March 1817.  Michel, fils died probably at his home on Bayou Teche in August 1833; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial called him Michel of Opelousas and said he was 65 years old when he died, but he was 60; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse a few days after his death, so he must have owned property in Lafayette Parish as well as in St. Martin.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 24 slaves--11 males and 13 females, all black, ranging in age from 85 to infancy--on Widow Michel Cormier's plantation; this was Michel, fils's second wife, Agnès Rodrigues.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 20 slaves--6 males and 14 females, all black, ages 78 to 2, living in 6 houses--on Widow M. Cormier's plantation.  Agnès died in St. Martin Parish in November 1871; she was 94 years old.  

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Michel Onésime married Céleste or Silesie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Dupuis of St. James Parish but resident of Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1816.  Their son Michel Treville, called Treville and sometimes Michel, fils, was born at Grand Pointe in November 1818, Sosthène in October 1829 but died at age 5 (the priest at the St. Martinville church said 6 years and 3 months) in December 1834, and Césaire was born in August 1840.  They may also have had a son named Sylvain who died near St. Martinville in December 1855, age and marital status unrecorded; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following February.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Barras, Boudreaux, Melançon, Préjean, Thériot, Thibodeaux, and Wiltz families.  Michel Onesime, called Michel, fils by the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial, died at his home on the upper Teche in November 1853; the priest said that Michel Onesime was 60 years old when he died, but he was "only" 54; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1854.  

Treville married Marie Azema or Azena, sometimes called Zena, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Melançon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1838.  Their son Michel Ernest, called Ernest, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 months, in April 1840, and Camille Omer, sometimes called Omer, in c1850.  Their daughter married into the Periou family.  Treville died in St. Martin Parish in December 1850; he was only 32 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following January.  

Ernest married Marguerite Alzima or Alzina, called Alzina, daughter of French Creole Clairville Lasseigne, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1859.  Their son Gabriel was born near St. Martinville in November 1860 but may have died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, at age 19 in October 1879, and Joseph Ernest, sometimes called Ernest, was born near St. Martinville in February 1863.  Ernest died by March 1864, when his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse; he was only 24 years old that year.  

Joseph Ernest received his emancipation in January 1881, on the eve of his 18th birthday, the same month in which he married Marie Virginie, called Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Achée, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish (she is sometimes called Virginie Abshire by the parish priests perhaps because Achée looks and sounds like Abshire).  Their son Robert was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1888, and Auguste in August 1898.  Their daughter married into the Borel family.  

Camille Omer married Arthémise, sometimes called Amelie and Émilie, daughter of German Creole Gervais Wiltz, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1872.  Their son Thomas was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in December 1874, church records say that Joseph Adolphe was born near Breaux Bridge in March 1855 but it probably was in 1875, André Arthur in July 1876, Alcée in September 1880, Joseph René in February 1883, Joseph Robert, called Robert, in April 1887 but died at age 1 in August 1888, Joseph Laurent was born in June 1889, Joseph Gaston in March 1892, Joseph Camille near St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, in September 1894, and Joseph Amilcar, called Amilcar, in February 1899 but died at age 5 months the following June.  Their daughters married into the Barras and Frederick families.  Camille Omer died in St. Martin Parish in March 1900; the priest who recorded his burial said that Camille was 50 years old when he died.  

Alcée died in St. Martin Parish in June 1898.  He was only 17 1/2 years old and did not marry.  

Césaire married Severine, daughter of fellow Acadian Émile Castille, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Simon Sylvain or Sylvain Simon was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1862, Joseph Adela or Adelard, sometimes called Adelard and Joseph D., in April 1866, Crejin or Crepin was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, age unrecorded, in December 1869, and Émile le jeune, also called Émile C., was born in November 1877.  Their daughters married into the Landry and Thibodeaux families.  During the War Between the States, Césaire served in Company A of the Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Martin Parish that fought in Louisiana.  

Simon Sylvain married Marie Alicia, daughter of Césaire Angelle, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1881.  Their son Simon was born near Breaux Bridge in April 1883, Joseph in May 1888, Lins Césaire in September 1892, and Félix in October 1900. 

Joseph Adélard married Arcene, daughter of fellow Acadian Onesime Thibodeaux, at the Breaux Bridge hurch, St. Martin Parish, in January 1885.  Their son Damas was born near Breaux Bridge in December 1885, and Onesime in April 1890.  

Crepin married Carmena or Germela, daughter of fellow Acadian Anatole Landry, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1891.  Their son Césaire le jeune was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1892, Aubin in March 1894, and Sevigne in December 1897.  

Émile le jeune married Marie Idea, called Idea, daughter of fellow Acadian Onesime Thibodeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1895.  Their son Gerard was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1896, and Ames in September 1898.  Émile le jeune, called Émile C. by the courthouse clerk, received his emancipation, filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1897, when he was 20 years old and two years after he married; the emancipation document noted that both of Émile's parents were deceased. 

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Joseph Deterville married Aimée Scholastique, called Scholastique, daughter of German Creole Adam Webre of St. John the Baptist Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1822; Scholastique's mother was Agnès Rodrigues, so Joseph married his stepmother's daughter.  Their son Joseph Émile, called Émile, was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1824.  Their daughter married into the Guilbeau family.  Joseph Deterville died at Grande Pointe in August 1827; he was only 26 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in January 1829.  

Émile married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvestre Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1843.  Their son Joseph Arthur, called Arthur, was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1847, and Sylvain Numa, called Numa, in July 1851.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 4 slaves--an 18-year-old male and 3 16-year-old females, all black--on Émile Cormier's farm.  Émile remarried to Leontine, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Babin, at the St. Martinville church in February 1857.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Hébert families.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 13 slaves--7 males and 6 females, all black, ages ranging from 60 to 2, living in 3 houses--on Émile Cormier's farm.  Émile remarried again--his third marriage--to Alzire, daughter of Joseph Allegre, at the St. Martinville church in October 1868; he was 44 years old; she also gave him more children but no more sons.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  

Arthur died by December 1874, when his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse.  He would have been 27 years old that year.  He does not seem to have married. 

Numa married Cécile, daughter of French Creole Antheonor Domengeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1875; Cécile's mother was a Guidry.  Their son Joseph Arthur was born near Breaux Bridge in November 1882, and Louis Anatole in July 1893. 

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Nicolas married Osite Delphine, called Delphine and sometimes Josephine, daughter of fellow David Babineaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1828.  Their son Nicolas, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1829, and Joseph Declemir in December 1832.  Nicolas remarried to Marie Ozea, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the St. Martinville church in November 1838.  Their son Jules was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1840.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 11 slaves--8 males and 3 females, all black, ages 14 to 8--on Nicolas Cormier's farm.  Nicolas, père died in St. Martin Parish by October 1855, when his succession record was filed at St. Martinville courthouse; he would have been 51 years old that year. 

Nicolas, fils, by his first wife, married first cousin Émilie, daughter of Antoine Auguste Ledoux, at the St. Martinville church in September 1852; Émilie's mother was Ludivine Cormier, Nicolas, fils's aunt.  His son Nicolas Adolphe, called Adolphe, was born near St. Martinville in July 1853, and Anatole in June 1855.  Their daughter married into the Olivier family.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 28 slaves--11 males and 17 females, 24 blacks and 4 mulattoes, ages 60 to 5, living in 16 houses--on Nicholas Cormier's plantation; this was Nicolas, fils.  During the War Between the States, Nicolas, fils became a captain and commanded Company C of the Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Martin Parish that fought in Louisiana; he died probably at his home in St. Martin Parish in December 1863, perhaps from wounds suffered in Confederate service; he was 34 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in October 1864.  

Adolphe married Marie Josette, daughter of Charles Maurice Olivier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1878; Adolphe's paternal aunt Josephine married Marie Josette's father a few months later.  Adolphe and Marie's son Joseph Adolphe was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1881.  Their daughter married into the Bryan family.  

Anatole married Amethe, Amynthe, or Mynthe, another daughter of Charles Maurice Olivier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1883. 

Joseph Declemir, by his first wife, married Clara, daughter of French Creole Laurent Tertron, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1852.  Joseph Declemir died in St. Martin Parish in October 1855; he was only 23 years old.  

Jules, by his second wife, married Marie Louise Arceneaux probably in the late 1860s.  Their son Joseph Adam was born near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in November 1870.  

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Amand le jeune married Marie Cephalie, Cephalide, or Cophalite, daughter of French Creole Furcy Hollier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1835.  Their son Amand, fils was born in St. Martin Parish  in March 1836, Joseph Cleopha, called Cleopha, in September 1837, Rosémond in September 1841, and Louis Homere in August 1845.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Lasseigne, and Periaux families.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 5 slaves--2 males and 3 females, 3 blacks and 2 mulattoes, ranging in age from 38 to 3--on Amand Cormier's farm.  Amand, called Hervilien by the priest who recorded his burial, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1879; the priest said that "Hervilien" was 79 years old when he died, but he was 77. 

Cleopha married Palestine, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Beslin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1857.  During the War Between the States, Cleopha served in Company A of the Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Martin Parish that fought in Louisiana, and Company A of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry, into which the Yellow Jackets were incorporated in late 1863.  Cleopha died in St. Martin Parish in May 1869; he was only 31 years old and fathered no sons, so his line of the family died with him.  

During the War Between the States, Rosémond served in the same units as his older brother Cleopha.  Rosemond married Marie Félicie, called Félicie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph T. Babineaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Léon or Léonce was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1868, and Cleopha le jeune in September 1871.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Guidry families.  

Léonce married Olympe, daughter of fellow Acadian Euclide Sonnier, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1887.  Their son Jacques Elger was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1895, and Félix in April 1898.  

Cleopha le jeune married Clara, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Patin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1889; Clara's mother was a Landry.  Their son Amilcar was born near Breaux Bridge in December 1891, Martin in June 1897, and Moïse Arvillien in December 1899. 

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Éloi died at the home of Alphonse Oubre at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in October 1839 but was buried at Convent in nearby St. James Parish.  Eloi was only 30 years old when he died and did not marry.  One wonders what this prairie Acadian was doing in a river parish.  

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Pierre, by his second wife, born at Opelousas in September 1776, so he was often called "Pierre of Opelousas," married Marianne, 18-year-old daughter of German Creole Jacob Miller, at Opelousas in August 1795.  Pierre and Marianne settled at the northwestern edge of the Atakapas District at Carencro, near the bayou of that name.  Marianne died at Carencro in August 1796 probably from complications of childbirth; she was only 19 years old.  Pierre remarried to Rosalie, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Dugas of nearby Anse La Butte, at Atakapas in January 1798.  Their son Pierre, fils, was born at Carencro in March 1799, Pierre Maximilien, called Maximilien, Maxilien, and Maxile, in September 1807, Amand le jeune in October 1809, and Symphorien in August 1816.  Their daughters married into the Courseau, Fontenot, Gautreaux, Guilbeau, Janis, LeBlanc, and Thibodeaux families.  Pierre, père died at Plaquemine Point, St. Landry Parish, in June 1847 and was buried at nearby Grand Coteau; he was 71 years old.  His widow, Rosalie Dugas, died by March 1859, when her succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse; she would have been 77 years old that year.  

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Pierre, fils married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dominique Babineaux of Carencro, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1818.  Their son Ursin was born at Carencro in February 1819, Lucien in October 1822, Pierre Rosémond, called Rosémond, in February 1824, Belisaire in July 1830, Joachim was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in May 1832, Lasty at age 4 months in March 1834, and Camille or Clémile at age 5 months in May 1838.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Brasseaux, and Simoneaux families.  In December 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 16 slaves--10 males and 6 females, all black, ranging in age from 40 to 4--on Pierre Cormier, fils's farm in the parish's western district.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 30 slaves--15 males and 15 females, 21 blacks and 9 mulattoes, ranging in age from 59 years to 5 1/2 months, living in 5 houses--on Pierre Cormier's plantation at Carencro.  Pierre, fils died at Carencro in December 1871; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 75 years old when he died, but he was 72.  In his will, Pierre, fils donated land for a church and cemetery at Carencro with the stipulation that the name of the church be St. Pierre; the land he gave was exchanged for another piece of property closer to the center of the village, where St. Peter church was established in 1874; for a time, in fact, the village of Carencro was called St. Pierre after the church.  

Lucien married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1840; Lucien's mother and wife shared the same first and last names!  Their son Jean Baptiste was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1845 (but, strangely, his baptism was recorded in the parish's "Black Bk."), Joseph in December 1846, Joseph Adolphe in April 1848, Pierre le jeune "in Calcasieu" but his birth was recorded at the Grand Coteau church in November 1850 or 1851, Julien near Grand Coteau in May 1853, Louis Alcide, sometimes called Alcide, in February 1855, Placide in November 1856, and Lucien, fils near Vermilionville in September 1860.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Benoit, Brasseaux, and Hoffpauir families.  Lucien died near Carencro in February 1892; he was 69 years old.  

Joseph married Marguerite Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of Edmond Roger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Church Point a month after their marriage, and Numa in December 1869.  Joseph died near Grand Coteau in October 1870; he was only 25 years old.  

Jean Baptiste married Clara or Claire, another daughter of Edmond Roger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Edmond Lasty, called Lasty, was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1869.  Their daughter married into the Arabie family.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Célestine, daughter of French Creole Don Louis Carriere and widow of Marcel Arabie, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1883. 

Edmond Lasty died near Church Point, Acadia Parish, in April 1889.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry.  His line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him.  

Pierre le jeune may have married French Creole Celima Lebleu probably in a civil ceremony in Vermilion Parish in the late 1860s.  Their son Martin was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1868.  

Joseph Adolphe may have died near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in November 1886.  The priest who recorded his burial said that "Joseph of Lafayette" was 40 years old when he died, but he would have been only 38.  He may not have married.  

Louis Alcide married distant cousin Marie Marcelite, called Marcelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Don Louis Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1874.  Their son Eusebius was born near Carencro in September 1884.  Their daughter married into the Forestier family.  Louis Alcide died near Carencro in June 1888; the priest who recorded his burial said Alcide was 30 years old when he died, but he was 33. 

Julien married distant cousin Marie Eloise, Heloise, or Louise, also called Mary L., another daughter of Don Louis Babineaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1877.  Their son Louis Ulysses was born near Carencro in February 1884, and John Élie in January 1887. 

Placide married fellow Acadian Leontine Brasseaux in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1882.  Their son Ernest was born in Lafayette Parish the following September, John Euclide, called Euclide, near Carencro in March 1884 but died at age 5 in March 1889, and Joseph Doremus was born in December 1886. 

Ursin married Marie Alexandrine, called Alexandrine, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Murphy Broussard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1845.  Their son Onesime Numa, called Numa, was born near Grand Coteau in February 1848, Jean Murphy, sometimes called Murphy, in December 1849, Thelesmar in December 1851, Pierre Neuville, sometimes called Neuville, in February 1858, Ursin, fils in June 1860 but died age 5 in December 1865, and Joseph Clémile, called Clémile, was born in April 1865 but died at age 8 in January 1874.  Their daughters married into the Brasseaux and Prejean families.  In June of 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 3 slaves--a male and 2 females, all black, ages 9, 20, and 4--on Ursin Cormier's farm.  During the War Between the States, Ursin served in Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Reserve Corps, a local unit raised in Lafayette Parish that performed its service, including raids against Jayhawkers, close to home.  Ursin died near Carencro in April 1895; he was 76 years old; his succession record was filed at the Lafayette courthouse the following August. 

Jean Murphy married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Brasseaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1866.  Jean Murphy died probably at Carencro in July 1867; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Murphy was 19 years old when he died, but he was only 17; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July 1868.  

Numa married Alexandrine, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre D. Guilbeau, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1870.  Their son Alexandre was born near Grand Coteau in April 1871, and Joseph Ernest in March 1878.  Numa died by January 1881, when his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse; he would have been only 32 years old at the time.  

Alexandre married Alice, daughter of fellow Acadian Demetrus Potier, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1890.  Their son Arthur was born near Carencro in November 1894, and Joseph Félix in February 1899. 

Thelesmar married Marie Felonise, called Felonise and sometimes Elonie and Filomise or Filonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Prejean, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1874.  Their son Jean Murphy, called Murphy, (named after Thelesmar's deceased older brother) was born near Carencro in September 1876, Joseph Clémile, called Clémile, in October 1878 but died at age 5 in August 1883, Paul Camille was born in June 1886, François Ovignac in July 1888, and Adam in December 1891.  Their daughters married into the Carriere, Guidry, and Janis families.  

Murphy died near Carencro in November 1895.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.

Pierre Neuville married Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Miller, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1877.  Their son Moses was born near Carencro in September 1884, and Peter Galbert, called Galbert, in August 1887.  Pierre Neuville remarried to fellow Acadian Oliva or Olivia Broussard in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1894.  Pierre Neuville died near Carencro in November 1900; the priest who recorded his burial said Pierre was 44 years old when he died, but he was only 42. 

Rosémond married Cidalise or Sidalise, daughter of fellow Acadian Arvillien LeBlanc, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1851.  Their son Émile, sometimes called Émelite, was born near Grand Coteau in December 1852, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in August 1854, Telesphore was born in September 1855 but died at age 3 months the following January, Adam was born in January 1859 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1860, an unnamed child, perhaps a son, died at age 9 days in February 1861, Alcide was born in February 1862, Joseph Lasty, called Lasty (named after his uncle who had just died in the trenches at Vicksburg) in August 1863, Aurelien le jeune, sometimes called Augustin and Adrien, near Vermilionville in October 1865, Arvillien in January 1868, Aristide in August 1870, Hippolyte in May 1873, and Arcade near Carencro in October 1878.  Their daughter married a Dugas cousin.  Rosémond died near Carencro in January 1887; the priest who recorded his burial said that Rosémond was 64 years old when he died, but he was 62.  

Émile married Marie Honora, called Honora, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Breaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1875.  Their son Elia died near Carencro at age 4 months in May 1878, Léonce was born near Carencro in August 1886, Élie in June 1889, and Joseph Erisse in April 1895.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  

Aurelien le jeune married distant cousin Madeleine, daughter of German Creole Michel Stelly, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1885.  Their son Michel was born near Grand Coteau in April 1886, Elia in March 1891, and Willie in December 1899. 

Lasty married Emma, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babineaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1884.  Their son Joseph Rosemond was born near Carencro in April 1885. Lasty died at Carencro in November 1887; he was only 24 years old; his succession record was filed at the Lafayette courthouse in November 1888. 

Alcide married cousin Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustine Prejean, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1888; Hélène's mother was Eusiede Cormier.  Their son Joseph Lasty was born near Grand Coteau in January 1889, Joseph Angelas near Carencro in December 1890, and Joseph Gaston in December 1895. 

Aristide married Angelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosemond Benoit, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1895.  Their son Paul was born near Carencro in October 1895. 

Arcade received his emancipation, filed at the Lafayette courthouse in May 1897, when he turned 18 years old. 

Bélisaire married Aurelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish,  in January 1857.  Their son Joachim le jeune was born near Vermilionville in July 1860, Anatole in May 1867, Ambroise near Carencro in July 1874 but died at age 11 in November 1885, Jean Jacques was born in December 1877, and Romain near Grand Coteau in March 1881.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Leger, and Prejean families.  During the War Between the States, Belisaire served probably as a conscript in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in Lafourche Parish that served gallantly at Vicksburg, Mississippi; his three younger brothers, Joachim, Lasty, and Clémile, served as volunteers in another company of that regiment.  

Joachim le jeune married cousin Zulma Cormier probably in Lafayette Parish in the late 1870s.  Their son Alphonse, a twin, was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in August 1879.  Joachim le jeune remarried to Lesima, Lesina, or Lezima, daughter of French Creole Philomène Forestier, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1892; Lesima's mother was a Babineaux.  Their son Bélisaire le jeune was born near Carencro in November 1897. 

During the War Between the States, Joachim served, with his younger brothers Lasty and Clémile, in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in Lafayette Parish that fought gallantly at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Joachim married Marie Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of French Creole Simonet Simoneaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1865; Euphémie's mother was a LeBlanc, but her stepmother was Melanie Cormier, Joachim's sister.  Their son Honoré was born near Carencro in July 1871.  Their daughters married into the Guilbeau and Richard families.  Soon after the death of his wife in the early 1880s, Joachim took up with Azelle, daughter of French Canadian Jean Baptiste Lantier of Grand Coteau (Joachim and Azelle did not marry; Azelle had borne children fathered by Jean Broussard in the 1870s but had not married him either).  Joachim and Azelle's son Honoré Lesseus, called Lesseus or Seaux, was born near Carencro in July 1884, and Léonce in April 1889Joachim died of tuberculosis near Carencro in October 1899; he was 68 years old. 

Honoré, by his first wife, married Edmonia, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien LeBlanc, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1892.  Their son Joachim le jeune (named after his recently deceased grandfather) was born near Carencro in January 1900. 

Léonce, by his second "wife," married Marie Zelma, called Zelma, 15-year-old daughter of French Canadian Numa Istre of Midland, Acadia Parish, in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in October 1913; Zelma's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their twin sons Léonce, Jr. and Léonard were born near Midland in 1915 but died soon after birth, Lennis, nicknamed Bee, was born in October 1921, Curtis Paul at Mermentau, Acadia Parish, in January 1929, Percy James in December 1930, and Dalton Ray in February 1936.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Fontenot, Godeaux, Guidry, Hébert, and Simon families.  (In her old age, Azelle Lantier lived with younger son Léonce, who, like his older brother Seaux, was baptized a Lantier but took his father's surname when he came of age; Azelle died at Mermentau in June 1834; she was 92 years old and was buried in the LeBlanc family cemetery near Midland, Acadia Parish, a few mile east of Mermentau.)  In the late 1930s, Léonce took his large family (he and Zelma had 14 children, 10 of whom survived childhood, 9 of whom married), to the town of Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, west of Mermentau, where he operated a series of barbershops, the last one in the old Woodmen of the World building on Railroad Avenue.  Zelma died of heart failure at Jennings in July 1961; she was 62 years old.  Léonce died at the new American Legion Hospital, Jennings, in February 1967; he was 79 years old; he was buried in the LeBlanc family cemetery near his wife and mother.  

Curtis Paul married Eva, 18-year-old daughter of German Creole John Louis Miller of Hathaway, Jefferson Davis Parish, at the Jennings church (Our Lady Help of Christians), Jefferson Davis Parish, in September 1946.  They lived in Jennings from 1946-55, in Gretna, Harvey, and Algiers, Louisiana, from 1955-58, and returned to Jennings in 1958.  Their son Steven Arn, called Steve, was born at the old American Legion Hospital, Jennings, in August 1949, Curtis Paul, Jr., called Curt, in November 1954, and Joseph Adrien at the new American Legion Hospital, Jennings, in November 1965.  Their daughter married into the Roy family.  Curtis Paul, Sr., who never learned to read or write and worked as a welder, died at the American Legion Hospital, Jennings, in August 1991; he was 62 years old.  He was buried in the LeBlanc family cemetery at Midland, Acadia Parish, near his parents and his paternal grandmother. 

Steve graduated from Jennings High School in May 1967, attended McNeese State College/University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, from September 1967 to December 1972, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies education from McNeese State in December 1972.  On the same day he received his bachelor's degree, he was commissioned through the McNeese State ROTC program as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps and was stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia, from February to June 1973 and at Fort Carson, Colorado, from July 1973 to February 1975; he was promoted to first lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves in February 1975.  He married Glenda Faye, called Faye, daughter of Alfred Augustus Underwood, Sr. of Smithfield, Virginia, at Old St. Luke's Church, Benns Church, Virginia, in August 1973.  They lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Churchland, Hopewell, and Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Their son Michael Steven was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, in September 1982.  Steve received a masters degree in history from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, in December 1982.  He taught social studies at Lloyd C. Bird High School, Chesterfield County, from August 1978 until his retirement in June 2007.  His book The Siege of Suffolk: The Forgotten Campaign, April 11-May 4, 1863, an expansion of his master's thesis, was published by H.E. Howard of Lynchburg, Virginia, in October 1989 and remained in print until 2002.  Steve remarried to Sandra Juanita, called Sandi, daughter of Ernest Rosenbalm of Bristol, Virginia, and widow of Albert Frank Nardone, Jr. of Middletown, New Jersey, at Midlothian, Virginia, in April 2006.  They lived in Chester, Midlothian, and Prince George County, Virginia.  

Seaux, by his second "wife," a deaf-mute who lived with his younger brother Léonce most of his life, died at Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, in February 1956.  He was 71 years old and never married.  He was buried near his mother in the LeBlanc family cemetery at Midland, Acadia Parish.  

During the War Between the States, Lasty served in the same company as his older brother Joachim and younger brother Clémile.  Unlike his brothers, however, he did not survive the war.

During the War Between the States, Clémile served in the same company as his older brothers Joachim and Lasty.  Clémile married Alice, sometimes called Caliste, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1866.  Their son Onésiphore was born at Carencro in January 1867, Horace in December 1868, Esdras in September 1870, Joseph Saul in September 1872, Philibert in April 1874, Maurice in September 1877, Henry in September 1879, Moïse in September 1881, and Peter Théophile in November 1883.  

Onésiphore died near Carencro in October 1885.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry. 

Horace died near Carencro in August 1888.  He was only 20 years old and did not marry. 

Esdras married Mary Elida, called Elida, daughter of French Creole Alfred Forestier, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1890.  Their son Eddie or Edy was born near Grand Coteau in June 1895 but died near Carencro three months later. 

Joseph Saul married distant cousin Eve, daughter of fellow Acadian Sevigny Babineaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1894.  Their son Onésiphore (named after Joseph Saul's deceased older brother) was born near Carencro in December 1894, and Avit in November 1899. 

Philibert married Survilla or Survillia, daughter of Alex Blanchard, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1897. 

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Maximilien married Marie Melanie, called Melanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph dit Augustin Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1828.  Their son Maximilien, fils, sometimes called Onésime, was born at Carencro in November 1829, Narcisse in December 1831, Rémi in late 1834 but died at age 8 months in July 1835, and a child, perhaps a son, named unrecorded, was born near Grand Coteau in April 1849 but died at age 4 months the following August.  The birth of Maximilien and Marie Melanie's final child must have proved fatal to the mother as well as the child; her succession record, filed at the Opelousas courthouse, is dated 31 July 1849.  Their daughters married into the Richard and Thibodeaux families.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 4 slaves--2 males and 2 females, ages 38 to 2--on Maximilien Cormier's farm.  Maximilien remarried to Alexandrine or Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Richard and widow of James Baugh, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1852 and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church in April 1853; he was in his mid-40s; she gave him more children but no more sons.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their daughters married into the Janis, Matte, and Thibodeaux families.  In the summer of 1860, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted a single slave--a 36-year-old black male--on Maximilien Cormier's farm.  Maximilien remarried again--his third marriage--to Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Doucet and widow of Césaire Caruthers, at the Church Point church in April 1866; Maximilien was 58 years old.  Their son Pierre le jeune was born near Church Point in April 1870.  

Maximilien, fils married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1851.  Their son Léonal or Léoval was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1860, and Francois near Grand Coteau in February 1862 but died near Church Point at age 3 months the following May.  Their daughters married into the Cormier and Mendoza families.  

Léoval married Aurelia, daughter of French Creole Émile Meche, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1879; Aurelia's mother was a Savoie.  Their son Félix was born near Grand Coteau in November 1882 (strangely, the Grand Coteau priest recorded the boy's birth and baptism in the parish's "black book"), Émile was born near Church Point, Acadia Parish, in March 1888, Léoval, fils near Grand Coteau in July 1890, Joseph near Church Point in March 1893, and Noyse in April 1895.  Their daughter married into the Allemand family.  Léoval remarried to fellow Acadian Marie Chiasson probably in Acadia Parish in the late 1890s.  Their son L. André Ovide was born probably near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in October 1898 and baptized at the Rayne church in November 1899. 

Narcisse married Marie Melanie or Melasie, daughter of French Creole Jérôme Janis, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1851; Marie Melanie's mother was a Bellard.  Their son Narcisse, fils was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1852, Pierre le jeune near Grand Coteau in December 1856, Jérôme near Church Point in March 1859, Arvillien in March 1872, Louis in August 1874, and another Pierre in October 1878.  They also had a son named Maxilien or Maximilien.  Their daughters married into the Allemand, Daigle, Leger, Matte, Meche, and Spears families.  During the War Between the States, Narcisse served in Company K of the 29th (Thomas's) Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Landry Parish that fought gallantly at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

Narcisse, fils married Marie Émilie or Amelie, called Émilie, daughter of Louis Lejeune, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1870 and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1872.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point in January 1878, Cleopha in April 1884, Jérôme in April 1888, and Jean in June 1891.  Their daughter married into the Miller family.  

Joseph married Eve, daughter of French Creole Auguste Ledoux, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in January 1898. 

Pierre le jeune married Eumea, daughter of French Creole Louis Carriere, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1878; Eumea's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point in March 1880, Martin in June 1887, Philibert in July 1889, Treville in September 1892, Théodore in February 1896, and Willy in August 1898.  Their daughters married into the Lavergne and Thibodeaux families.  

Jérôme married Marie Octavie, called Octavie, daughter of Louis Matte, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1879.  Their son Duplessis was born near Church Point in December 1879, Dupré in March 1881, Albert in September 1882, Ernest in August 1884, and Eraste in May 1890.  

Duplessis married Alphonsia, daughter of fellow Acadian Alphonse Thibodeaux, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in December 1897. 

Dupré married Azema, daughter of fellow Acadian Francois Daigle, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in January 1900. 

Maxilien married Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Jérôme Leger, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in December 1886.  Their son Firmin was born near Church Point in September 1887 but died at age 5 months the following March, twins Adam and Joseph were born in October 1888, and Orenas in November 1892. 

Ovilien married Alphonsine, another daughter of Alphonse Thibodeaux, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in February 1892.  Their son Théobert was born near Church Point in March 1898. 

Louis married Marie Azelie, called Azelie, another daughter of Louis Matte, at the Church Point church, Acadian Parish, in January 1893; Azeline's mother was a Martin.  Their son Elia was born near Church Point in June 1898. 

3c

Amand married Eurasie, 16-year-old daughter of Anglo-American William Wood or Woods, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1832; Eurasie's mother was a Brasseaux.  Their son Aurelien was born near Opelousas in April 1833, and Treville in March 1838.  Amand, called Amanoo by the parish clerk, died by June 1878, when his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse; he would have been 68 years old that year. 

Aurelien married Marianne, daughter of French Creole Augustin Frugé, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1851.  Their son Aurelien, fils, was born near Church Point in December 1852, Tainville or Stanville near Opelousas in June 1857, Auguste near Grand Coteau in January 1860, Edval Joseph or Joseph Edval in October 1862, Aristide or Aurestile in August 1865, and Théodore, sometimes called Théodose, at Pointe Émile Mouton, near Church Point, in September 1868.  Their daughters married into the Matte and Richard families.  Aurelien remarried to French Creole Marie Celima or Celina, called Celina, Racca in a civil ceremony probably in St. Landry Parish and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1871.  Their son Clairville was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in September 1873, and Joseph near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in April 1875.  Aurelien, père died in Acadia Parish by May 1892, when his succession record was filed at the Crowley courthouse; he would have been 59 years old that year. 

Aurelien, fils, by his first wife, married Anglo-American Nancy Green, also called Nancy Taylor, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1874.  Their daughter married into the Ledoux family.  Aurelien, fils may have remarried to cousin Eulalie Cormier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1877; the parish clerk did not record the groom's or the bride's parents' names.  Aurelien, fils remarried--perhaps his third marriage--to Anglo-American Céleste Mathilde, also called Céleste or Celestina Emedée, Emedée, and Emedine Newman and Céleste Amedée Youngman, in Lafayette Parish in the late 1870s.  Their son Duplessis was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1879, Eugène near Church Point in January 1881, Albert near Rayne in June 1889, Jacques near Church Point in November 1896, and Armand in March 1898.  Their daughters married into the Courville and Lavergne families.  

Duplessis, by his second or third wife, married Eugènie, daughter of French Creole Prosper Labbé, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in November 1900; Eugenie's mother was a Labauve

Stanville, by his first wife, married Maria Racca probably in St. Landry Parish in the late 1870s.  Their son Jean was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1879.  Stanville may have remarried to Regina Armentor of Vermilion Parish at the Maurice church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1900; Stanville would have been 43 years old. 

Auguste, by his first wife, married Marie Marguerite, daughter of Anglo-American Francis Newman, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1879.  Their son Auguste Amand was born near Church Point in February 1880, Adam in October 1883, and Martin in March 1888. 

Joseph Edval, by his first wife, married French Creole Anaïs Simon in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1881 and sanctified their marriage at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in November 1886.  Their son Aurelien le jeune was born near Rayne in November 1882, Joseph in July 1886, and Raymond in April 1892. 

Aurelien le jeune married Azema, daughter of French Creole Agerin Lavergne, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in December 1900.  

Théodore, by his first wife, married Cécilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Adolphe Thibodeaux, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in November 1887.  Their son Treville was born near Church Point in April 1889.  By the late 1890s they had settled at Roberts Cove, Acadia Parish, north of Rayne. 

Aurestile, by his first wife, married Azélie, daughter of German Creole Severin Schexnayder, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in October 1890.  Their son Théobert was born near Rayne in December 1892. 

Clairville, by his second wife, married cousin Félicia or Félicie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Richard, probably in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish the early 1890s and sanctified the marriage at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in May 1900; Félicia's mother was a Cormier.  Their son Romain was born near Rayne in December 1892, and Léo was born in April 1897 and baptized at the Rayne church the following June. 

3d

Symphorien married Célesie, 25-year-old daughter of French Creole Noël Vasseur and widow of Thomas Bacon, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1837; Célesie's mother was a Richard.  Their son Symphorien, fils was near Opelousas in June 1840, Louis Alfred near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1843, and Pierre Mauleon in October 1849.  Their daughters married into the Clark, Sonnier, and Vasseur families.  Symphorien, père died near Church Point, Acadia Parish, in November 1884; the priest who recorded his burial said that "Sifroyen" was 73 years old when he died, but he was "only" 68.  

Daughter Angélique, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1845, gave birth to son Symphorien le jeune (named after her father and brother) near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1864; the priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  

Symphorien, fils married Céleste, daughter of James Denoli, Desales, Desaul, Desaule, Desaulles, Desault, Desole, Desoles, Desolle, Deussol, or Dusold, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1868.  Their son Thomas Gabriel, called Gabriel, was born near Plaisance, St. Landry Parish, in September 1871, Jacques or Jacob near Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, in February 1876, Willy or William near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1878, Lucien in October 1881, James in May 1884, and Léonard near Opelousas in July 1886.  Symphorien, fils died near Church Point in June 1894; the priest who recorded his burial said Symphorien was 58 years old when he died, but he was 54. 

Gabriel married Georgina or Georgiana, daughter of German Immigrant Joseph Biessenberger, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in December 1893.  Gabriel died near Church Point in November 1899; he was only 28 years old. 

Jacques married Bertha, perhaps another daughter of Joseph Biessenberger, probably at Roberts Cove, Acadia Parish, in the late 1890s.  Their son Jacob, fils was born near Roberts Cove in October 1897. 

William married Josephine, daughter of fellow Acadian Dosithe Doucet, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in November 1897.  Their son Thomas was born near Church Point in October 1900. 

Pierre Mauléon may have married Marie Modeste, also called Mary M. and sometimes Modeste, Labbé, in the early 1870s.  Their son Jules was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in September 1876, Andrew in September 1886, Elia in February 1890, Antoine near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in August 1893, and Jean Lucien near Carencro in February 1896.  They also had a son named Joseph, born probably near Carencro in the mid- or late 1870s.  Their daughter married into the Benoit family.  

Joseph married Azema, daughter of fellow Acadian Valmont Babineaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1899. 

4

Louis, by his second wife, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in June 1779, married Thecla, daughter of French Creole Michel Meaux from the Saintogne region of France, at Atakapas in October 1799; Thecla's mother was a Broussard.  Louis and Thecla settled on the upper Vermilion north of present-day Lafayette probably in an area the Acadians called Beaubassin.  They also may have lived for a time at La Pointe, on the upper Teche near present-day Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, where at least one of their sons probably settled.  Their son Célestin, sometimes called Marcellin and even Aurelien, was born on the upper Vermilion in October 1804, Alexandre in June 1809, Onésime, also called Lesime and Louis, fils, in September 1811, Jean Baptiste in February 1814 but died at age 8 in October 1822, and Michel le jeune was born in May 1819 but died at age 2 in October 1822.  Their daughter married into the Duhon family.  Thecla died in the early 1820s; her succession record, filed at the Lafayette courthouse in June 1823, noted that Louis "is not in a situation to have the tutorship of his minor children due to his being in a habitual state of deafness for the last 5 or 6 years"; Thecla's brother, Athanas Meaux, offered to be the tutor of his sister's minor children, sons Alexandre and Lesime, ages 14 and 12, and daughter Melite, age 8.  Deafness did not prevent Louis from remarrying to Marie, daughter of French Creole Antoine Ledoux of St. James Parish and widow of Joseph Melançon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1823; Marie's mother was a Gaudet; her brother, Antoine Auguste Ledoux, had married Louis's niece, Ludivine, daughter of his half-brother Michel, fils, only three months before.  Louis and Marie's first child, a boy, name unrecorded, died within hours of his birth at their home on the upper Vermilion in October 1825, Joseph, a twin, was born in November 1826, and Don Louis, sometimes called just Louis, in c1831.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Louis died at his home along the upper Vermilion in June 1843; the priest who recorded his burial said that Louis was 60 years old when he died, but he was at least 64.  

4a

Célestin, by his first wife, married first cousin Marguerite, 18-year-old daughter of French Canadian Augustin Royer of Illinois, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1822; Marguerite's mother was Victoire Cormier, Célestin's aunt.  Their son Alexandre le jeune was baptized at age 14 days at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1825 but died the day after his baptism, Auguste or Augustin was baptized at age 4 months in April 1831, Onesime, or Osémé, le jeune was baptized at age 7 1/2 months in April 1833, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died within an hour of its birth in May 1835, and another child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 14 days in August 1837.  Their daughter married into the Plaisance family.  In November 1835, Célestin bought 40.17 acres of land in Lafayette Parish from the federal government; he "signed" the land deed with an X, so he probably was illiterate.  In the summer of 1860, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 8 slaves--2 males and 6 females, all blacks, ranging in age from 65 to 2--on Célestin Cormier's farm.  

Onésime le jeune married Urasie, daughter of French Creole Louis Clément, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1851.  Their son Euphémon, also called Eupremont, Fernand, and Fremont, had been born near Grand Coteau the previous March.  Onésime le jeune died near Grand Coteau in May 1887; he was 55 years old. 

Euphémon married Aurelia or Aurelie Trahan in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1870.  Their son Joseph was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1879.  Euphemon remarried to Melasie or Melazie Beard, also called Melissa Hébert, in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in February 1889.  Their son Théogene was born in March 1894 and baptized at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in May, and Jacob was born near Roberts Cove, Acadia Parish, in November 1898. 

Augustin died in Lafayette Parish in April 1853.  He was only 22 years old and did not marry.  

4b

Alexandre, by his first wife, married cousin Susanne, daughter of French Creole Charles Alexandre Ledoux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1829; Susanne's mother was Susanne Cormier, another daughter of Michel, fils.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1829, Césaire in St. Martin Parish in May 1834, and Louis Césaire in May 1839.  Their daughters married into the Mire and Sonnier families.  In September of 1860, the federal census taker in Calcasieu Parish counted 8 slaves--4 males and 4 females, all mulattoes, age 35 years to 6 months--on Alexandre Cormier's farm, so he probably had moved west of Bayou Nezpique or owned land there during the 1850s.  Alexandre remarried to Marie Élisabeth, called Élisabeth, daughter of Prosper Villejoin or Villejoint and widow of Ignace Caruthers, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1876.  Their son Fernest was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1878 when his father was 69 years old.  Alexandre died in Acadia Parish by January 1891, when his succession record was filed at the Crowley courthouse; he would have been 81 years old that year.  The following April, another record filed in the Crowley courthouse provided for the tutorship of Alexandre's youngest son Fernest, who was only 12 years old. 

Fernest, by his second wife, died near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in October 1898.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.  His line of the family may have died with him.  

4c

Onésime, by his first wife, married Marguerite, sometimes called Arthémise and Mary, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Melançon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1831; Marguerite's mother was Marie Ledoux, so Onesime married his stepmother's daughter.  Their son Onesime, fils or Osémé was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 weeks, in October 1832, Joseph at age 15 months in November 1838, Adam was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1842 but died two months later, a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died at age 2 months in October 1847 (the Vermilionville priest who recorded the child's burial called the father "Onezime of Queue Tortue," so Onesime probably had moved to that bayou, which runs through the prairies west of Vermilionville, now the city of Lafayette), Jean Baptiste Adam was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1852, Placide Antoine, called Antoine, in Lafayette Parish in July 1856, and Jacques near Grand Coteau in December 1863.  Onesime, père, called Marcellin by the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, died in Lafayette Parish in January 1879; he was 68 years old. 

Onésime, fils married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Babineaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1850.  Their son Pierre was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1856.  They also had a son named Osémé.  

Osémé married Victoria, daughter of fellow Acadian Magloire Crochet, at the Lydia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1875.  They probably had no sons. 

Antoine married Marie Duralde at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1871.  They probably had no sons. 

4d

Joseph, by his second wife, married Marie Melanie or Melasie, daughter of French Canadian Auguste Royer, in Lafayette Parish in July 1849; Marie Melanie's mother was a Bourque.  Their son Louis le jeune was born near Grand Coteau in August 1852, Joseph, fils in December 1855, Aurelien in January 1859, and Jean Lasty in July 1861.  They also had sons named Pierre Numa, called Numa, and Auguste.  Their daughters married into the Caruthers and Lantier families.  By the early 1870s, Joseph had moved his family to the Rayne area, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Joseph died near Rayne in March 1893; the priest who recorded his burial said Joseph was 69 years old when he died but he was 66. 

Louis le jeune married Osea or Ozea, daughter of German Creole Edmond Stelly, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1874; Osea's mother was a Bourg.  Their son Joseph Homere, called Homere, was born near Grand Coteau in June 1875, Joseph O'Neil, called Oneil, in May 1877, Aurelien in November 1878, and Moïse near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in August 1884.  Their daughter married into the Doucet family.  

Homere married Alice, daughter of Louis Homere Allemand, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish in December 1893; Alice's mother was a Blanchard.  Their son Joseph Areste was born in August 1895 and baptized at the Rayne church the following month, Joseph Léodice was born in July 1897 and baptized the following September, and Léonce was born near Lafayette in April 1900.  

Oneil married Eva Roger probably in Acadia Parish in the mid- or late 1890s, and remarried to Célestine Bouillon at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in July 1898.  Their son Bélisaire was born in July 1899 and baptized at the Rayne church the following September. 

Joseph, fils married Marie Catherine, called Catherine and Marie B., daughter of Michel Cafrena, Cyrene, Desrenard, Direnee, Diriner, Irene, Prenee, Tirene, Tirenee, Tireneur, Tireny, Tirigny, Tirini, or Tyrenee, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1876.  Their son Adolphe was born near Carencro in February 1880, and Dupréville near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in June 1887.  They also had a son named Amédée, born probably near Carencro in the late 1870s.  Their daughters married into the Caruthers family.  

Amédée married Honora, daughter of Roe Doguet, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in November 1896; Honora's mother was a Mire.  Their son Eucharist was born near Rayne in October 1897, Alexandre was born in January 1899 and baptized at the Rayne church the following March, and Joseph Sidney was born in May 1900 and baptized the following July. 

Adolphe married Elodie, daughter of Anglo-American Joseph Ervile Caruthers, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in July 1900.  

Jean Lasty married first cousin Clara, daughter of Joseph Allemand, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in April 1884; Jean Lasty and Clara's mothers were sisters.  Their son Adeodat was born near Rayne in January 1888, and Alcide was born in June 1899 and baptized at the Rayne church the following month.  

Aurelien married Odalie or Odèide, daughter of fellow Acadian Léon Mire, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in October 1884.  Their son Ferreol had been born near Rayne the previous April, Hebrard in October 1887, Émile in June 1889, Joseph Dupré in October 1894 and baptized at the Rayne church the following December, Léon was born in December 1895 and baptized the following March, Martial was born in August 1897 and baptized the following October, and Marcel was born in May 1899 and baptized the following August. 

Pierre Numa married Marie Alizia or Olisia, called Olisia, daughter of French Creole Louis P. Lavergne, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in December 1890.  Their son James Dumas was born in December 1898 and baptized at the Rayne church the following January, and Amédée Arthur was born in November 1900 and baptized in December. 

Auguste married Christine, sometimes called Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Broussard and French Canadian Azelle Lantier (who were not married), at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in May 1891.  Their son Collas was born in April 1896 and baptized at the Rayne church the following July, and Villere was born in August 1898 and baptized the following November. 

4e

Don Louis, by his second wife, married Élisabeth Lock, Rauche, Roche, Rodge, Ross, or Rotche in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in 1855 and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1858.  Their son Joseph Octave, sometimes called Octave, was born near Grand Coteau in October 1857, Don Louis, fils in March 1859, William in December 1863, a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died at age 9 days in May 1868, Célestin le jeune was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in July 1869, Joseph Atherol near Grand Coteau in May 1872, and Adrien near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in May 1874.  Their daughters married into the Lavergne, LeBoeuf, and Soileau families.  

Joseph Octave married cousin Arthémise, daughter of Maximilien Cormier, fils, at the Rayne church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1877.  Their son Francois or Frank was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in January 1879, Anteole in January 1883, Onesime in August 1884, Ovilien near Rayne in March 1887, and Hevillien in October 1890.  Their daughter married into the Doucet family.  

Francois, called "Frank of Rayne" by the priest who recorded the wedding, married fellow Acadian Duprea, daughter of Joseph Haville, at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, in October 1897; Duprea's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Leusard was born in November 1898 and baptized at the Crowley church the following March. 

William married Albertine, daughter of Louis Allemand, at the Rayne church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1882.  Their son Joseph Octave was born near Rayne in August 1885, Albert in July 1887 but died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, at age 7 in September 1894, André was born near Rayne in November 1891, Alfred in December 1893, Léonard in December 1895 and baptized at the Rayne church the following April, Joseph Lopez was born in May 1897 and baptized the following July, and Alexandre was born in August 1899 and baptized the following October. 

5

Youngest son Francois, sometimes called Jean-Francois, by his second wife, baptized at Opelousas at age 8 1/2 months in August 1783, followed his older brother Louis to the upper Vermilion by the early 1800s and married Scholastique, called Colastie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon LeBlanc dit Agros, at Atakapas in December 1806.  Francois and Scholastique remained on the upper Vermilion, where their son Francois, fils was born in December 1812, Pierre le jeune in March 1815, Maximilien, called Maxile, in August 1817, and Onésime, sometimes called Onésime F. or Onésime Francois, or Lesime, in August 1820.  Their daughter married into the Duhon family.  Francois, père died at his home along the upper Vermilion in February 1835; he was 53 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following April.  

5a

Francois, fils married Émilie, also called Émilite, Melite, Carmelite, and Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1830.  Their son Benjamin was born near Vermilionville in September 1833, Francois Dolze in February 1837, and Jean Bénoni, called Bénoni or Béloni, in March 1841.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Hébert, and Trahan families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 2 slaves--both females, both black, ages 50 and 11--on Francois Cormier's farm in the parish's western district.  Francois, fils remarried to French Creole Eugènie Simon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in January 1855; he was 40 years old; she gave him more children but no more sons.  Their daughter married into the Duhon family.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted the same two black female slaves on Francois Cormier's farm that had been counted in 1850.  

Benjamin, by his first wife, married Marie Belzire, called Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Denis Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1860.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Morvant families.  During the War Between the States, Benjamin may have served as a conscript in Company I of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, a front-line unit that fought gallantly at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

During the War Between the States, Jean Bénoni served in Company E of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in Lafayette Parish that fought gallantly at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Jean Bénoni married Louise, daughter of French Creole Hilaire Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1867; Louise's mother was an Hébert.  He may have been the Jean Cormier whose succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in August 1872; he would have been only 31 years old that year.  

5b

Pierre le jeune married Marie Sidalise, called Sidalise, daughter of French Creole Louis Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1834; Sidalise's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Siméon Duplessis, also called Simon, was baptized at age 4 months at the Vermilionville church in April 1838.  Their daughter married into the Duhon family.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 3 slaves--a male and 2 females, all black, ages 23, 15, and 15--on Pierre Cormier's farm.  During the War Between the States, Pierre served in Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Reserve Corps, a local defense unit raised in Lafayette Parish that, among other things, fought against Jayhawkers.  Pierre le jeune died in Lafayette Parish in December 1876; he was 61 years old. 

Siméon Duplessis married first cousin Azelima, Azelime, or Azelina, also called Julie, daughter of his uncle Maxile Cormier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1855.  Their son Jules was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1857, Siméon Duplessis, fils in December 1858, Dolzin in April 1860, and Francois Adam in September 1866.  They also had a son named Ludovic.  Their daughter married into the Simon family.  Siméon Duplessis, père remarried to fellow Acadian Octavie Guillot at the Vermilionville church in December 1877.  Their son Ernest had been born in Lafayette Parish two months before the marriage, and Pierre in November 1882.  Their daughters married into the Trahan family.  

Jules, by his first wife, married Eve, daughter of fellow Acadian Clémile Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1879.  Their unnamed twins, perhaps sons, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, 8 and 10 days after their birth in September 1881. 

Siméon Duplessis, fils, by his first wife, married Cleonide, Cleontime, Leonide, or Leonie, daughter of Edmond Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1879; Leonide's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Albert was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in November 1880, Siméon near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1889, and Gabriel in March 1891.  Siméon Duplessis, fils seems to have remarried to Elisa Albert probably in a civil ceremony in Vermilion Parish in the late 1890s.  Their son Alexandre Leroy was born near Maurice, Vermilion Parish, in June 1899. 

Dolzin,  by his first wife, married Adelina, daughter of Aurelien Mathieu, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1883; Adelina's mother was a Breaux.  

Francois Adam, by his first wife, married fellow Acadian Aureline or Oreline Hébert at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1886.  Their son Francois was born near Lafayette in November 1888. 

Ludovic, by his first wife, married Marie, daughter of Edmond Conner, also called Kahn, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1892.  They settled for a time at Lyons Point in Acadia Parish, south of Crowley.  Their son Adam was born in October 1897 and baptized at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, the following March. 

Ernest, by his second wife, married Berthe, daughter of French Creole Sevin Meaux, at the Maurice church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1899. 

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Maxile married Azélie, also called Zelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Léger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1836.  Their son Neuville was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1837, Joseph in October 1842, Vital in 1846, and Oculi in March 1852.  Their daughters married into the Cormier, Hanks, and Manceau families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 7 slaves--4 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 30 to 3--on Maxile Cormier's farm in the parish's western district.  Maxile must have owned land in St. Martin Parish as well; in November, the federal census taker in St. Martin counted 20 slaves--11 males and 9 females, all black, ages 40 to 3--on his plantation in that parish.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted only 3 slaves--2 males and a female, all black, ages 14, 11, and 50--on Maxile Cormier's farm.  Maxile died in Lafayette Parish in August 1877; the priest who recorded his burial said that Maxile was 58 years old when he died, but he was 60; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following January. 

Neuville married Marguerite Azema, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1855.  Their son Olise was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1857, Joseph was born near Vermilionville in December 1859, a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died at age 8 days near Vermilionville in January 1862, Léoscar, sometimes called Joseph, was born in December 1866, Augustin in August 1873, and Cleopha in October 1875.  Neuville's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1878 when he was 41 years old and still alive, so it probably was filed after his wife died.  Neuville remarried to French Creole Eulalie Gaspard in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1880; he was 43 years old.  Their son Maxile le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1881, and Neuville, fils was born in October 1895 and baptized at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, the following December. 

Léoscar, by his first wife, married Marie Carmelise or Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Desiré Hébert, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1888; Leoscar's mother, also, was an Hébert.  Their son Joseph Dedieu was born in Vermilion Parish in May 1892, and Kleber near Maurice, Vermilion Parish, in December 1894. 

Vital married Edmire or Elmire, daughter of French Creole Lessin Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1866; Elmire's mother was a Landry.  Their son Francois le jeune was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1871, Maxile le jeune near Vermilionville in September 1873, Lessin in March 1875, and Norbert in January 1877.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Ewens families.  

Lessin married Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadian Azolin Richard, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in April 1892; Coralie's mother was Nanette Cormier.  Their son Joseph Vileor was born in January 1897 and baptized at the Rayne church the following month.  

Maxile le jeune married Octavie, another daughter of Azolin Richard and Nanette Cormier, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in June 1892.  Their son Maxile, fils was born in July 1895 and baptized at the Rayne church the following October. 

Francois le jeune married Oliva or Olive, daughter of French Creole Joachim Prevost, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in January 1895; Olive's mother was a Guidry.  Their son Joseph Walter was born in January 1897 and baptized at the Rayne church later that month. 

Joseph married Melanie, daughter of Anglo-American Ralph R. Hanks, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in August 1874, Zelmire near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in August 1876, Adam in October 1883, and Lucius near Rayne in January 1887.  

Joseph, fils married Elise, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Broussard, at the Maurice church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1893. 

Oculi married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Ophelias Guidry, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1871.  Their son Julien was born near Abbeville in April 1875, and Pierre in June 1877.  Oculi remarried to Azelia Hanks in the late 1870s.  Their son Ulysse was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1880. 

Pierre, called "Pierre of Point Lyons" by the priest who recorded the wedding, married Odilia, daughter of French Creole Joisin Leboeuf of Lyons Point, Acadia Parish, at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, in September 1899.  Their son Odeon was born probably at Lyons Point in June 1900 and baptized at the Crowley church the following month. 

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Onésime François married Eugènie, another daughter of French Creole Louis Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1841.  Their son Désiré was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1842, François le jeune in February 1850 but died at age 7 in March 1858, Jean Baptiste was born in January 1852, Nicaise or Niguez in December 1855, Pierre Onésime, called Onésime, in November 1858, Eugène, also called Eugènat, in Dec 1860, Rupert, also called Dupré, in March 1865, and Joseph Alcide on Bayou Queue de Tortue in August 1868.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Hébert, and Leleux families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted a single slave--a black female, age 6--on Onésime Cormier's farm in the parish's western district.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted only a single slave--a single black female, now age 15--on Onésime Cormier's farm.  During the War Between the States, Onésime served in Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Reserve Corps, a local defense unit raised in Lafayette Parish that fought against area Jayhawkers.  

Jean Baptiste married fellow Acadian Eloide, Eloise, Ideide, or Odèide Broussard in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1871.  Their son Bruno was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1873, Joseph Aymar, called Aymar or Emar, in April 1875, Jean Hebrard, called Hebrard, near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1877, Edvar in January 1880, and Onesime in May 1889.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Azema or Azena, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Louviere, at the Rayne church in July 1891; Jean Baptiste was 39 years old.  Their son Hilaire was born near Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, in May 1898, and Calixte in October 1900. 

Aymar, by his first wife, married Lezima, daughter of fellow Acadian Alcide Hébert, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in May 1898.  Their son Osite was born in May 1900 and baptized at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, the following July. 

Hebrard, by his first wife, married Céleste, daughter of French Creole Joseph Meaux, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1898; Céleste's mother was a Broussard.   Their son Joseph was born near Lafayette in October 1900. 

Niguez married French Canadian Octavie Royer at the Rayne church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1875.  Their son Cleopha was born near Rayne in November 1875, Élisée near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1879, and Francois near Rayne in March 1885. 

Pierre Onésime married Marie Alida or Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Onesime Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1877.  Their son Éloi was born near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1881, Ludovic in March 1885, and Moïse in September 1888.  Their daughter married into the Meche and Mendoz families.  Pierre Onesime remarried to Julia, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Sonnier, at the Rayne church in May 1891.  Their son Pierre, fils was born near Rayne in February 1892, and Eris near Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, in July 1899. 

Éloi, by his first wife, called "Eloi of Point Lyons" by the priest who recorded the wedding, married Émelie or Emilia, daughter of French Creole Émile Plaisance, at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, in December 1900.  

Eugène married Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Béloni Thibodeaux, at the Rayne church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1881.  Their son Paul Eugènat was born near Rayne in April 1884, Béloni in October 1889, Alcide in January 1892, Anselme in March 1893, Elia near Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, in August 1896, and Ade was born in January 1899 and baptized at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, the following March.  They also had a son named Désirée (sic).  Their daughter married into the Richard family.  Eugène died at Crowley in January 1931; he was 70 years old; he was buried in the Hanks Cemetery at Mermentau Cove. 

Rupert married Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hermogène Vincent, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1887.  Their son Hermogène was born near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in December 1887, Ursin near Lafayette in September 1889, Joseph Alcide in March 1891, and Rupert, fils near Maurice, Vermilion Parish, in May 1895.  Rupert remarried to cousin Marie Azelima or Ozelima, daughter of Jules Cormier, at the Kaplan church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1898.  Their son Ignace was born near Kaplan in July 1899. 

Joseph Alcide died by March 1890, when his succession record was filed in the Crowley courthouse, Acadia Parish.  He would have been only 21 years old that year and probably did not marry. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste CORMIER, fils (1742-1790s)

Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste Cormier, père and Madeleine Richard of Chignecto, the youngest of the three Cormier cousins from Chignecto, married twice, first to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Bourg, at Cabancé/St.-Jacques on the river in c1768, a few years after he reached Louisiana, and then to Anne, daughter of Antoine Blanchard of Port-Royal and widow of Joseph Richard dit Vieux, at Atakapas in January 1779.  As was his duty, he served in the Atakapas company of militia.  In 1779, in his late 30s, he participated with his company in Governor Galvèz's attack against the British at Baton Rouge.  Meanwhile, he did well in the Atakapas District.  In 1781, he owned 56 animals on his 4-arpent farm at Grand Prairie along the upper Vermilion near present-day downtown Lafayette.  In 1785, he owned a single slave.  By the 1790s, he had accumulated a sizable holding of 350 acres at Grand Prairie as well as 560 acres on the prairie west of Bayou Nezpique, at the far end of the Opelousas District.  The church records of South Louisiana do not contain a burial record for Jean-Baptiste, fils, but he was recorded as deceased in the marriage record of son Jean-Baptiste III in May 1796; he would have been 54 years old that year.  Jean-Baptiste, fils's daughters, all by his first wife, married into the Mouton, Richard, and Savoie families.  He fathered only a single son, Jean-Baptiste III, by his first wife.  Jean-Baptiste III fathered four sons, but only one of them had sons of his own.  His descendants settled in Lafayette Parish, some of them drifting north into St. Landry Parish.  

Jean-Baptiste III, also called Jean-Baptiste dit Mano and sometimes Baptiste, from his first wife, was baptized at St.-Jacques on the river in November 1775.  As an infant, he was taken to the Atakapas District, where he married Marie-Apolline, called Apolline, Polone, or Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Claude Martin of Grand Pointe on the upper Teche, in May 1796.  (Claude was a trustee of the Atakapas church, now St. Martin de Tours in St. Martinville.)  Jean-Baptiste III and Pauline settled at Anse La Butte, on upper Bayou Vermilion between present-day Breaux Bridge and Lafayette, and at Grand Prairie.  Their son Jean-Narcisse, called Narcisse and sometimes Narcisse dit Mano, was born in February 1797, Jean-Baptiste-Luc in August 1798 but died at age 6 in August 1804, Valery was born in August 1800, and Célestin in February 1805 but probably died young.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Dugas, and Mouton families.  Jean Baptiste III died "at his home at La grand prairie" in July 1808; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste III was 30 years old when he died, but he was closer to 33.  

Narcisse married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Chiasson, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1818.  Their daughter married into the Ferguy family.  Narcisse died at his home on Grand Prairie in February 1821; he was only 24 years old and fathered no sons, so his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  Narcisse was buried in the cemetery of the new church at Grand Prairie, L'Église St.-Jean du Vermilion, now the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette; his was one of the first interments there.  His succession record was not filed in the courthouse at Grand Prairie, recently renamed Vermilionville, until May 1825.  

Valéry married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1825.  Their son Valéry, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church at age 1 1/2 months in October 1826, Jean Baptiste at age 21 days in August 1831 but died at age 4 (the priest said 6) in August 1835, Joseph Alexandre, called Alexandre, was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1835 but died at age 7 in September 1843; Émile Thelesmar was born in September 1839, Louis Adolphe, sometimes called Adolphe, in May 1841, Philippe Theseus in December 1847, and Henry Arctave in August 1850.  Their daughters married into the Bouchez, Janet, and Monnier families. 

Valéry, fils married Martha Louisa or Louise, daughter of Anglo-American John Montgomery, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1860.  Their son Joseph Ernest was born near Opelousas in February 1863, and Louis Adolphe, called Adolphe, named after his war-hero uncle, was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1864 but died at age 1 in November 1865.  During the War Between the States, Valéry, fils served in two units--Company D of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Mary Parish in which he probably was a conscript, and Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Reserve Corps, a local defense unit raised in Lafayette Parish that fought against local Jayhawkers.  

During the War Between the States, Émile Thelesmar served as an officer in Company C of the 6th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Landry Parish that fought gallantly in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania under General Robert E. Lee.  Émile Thelesmar survived the war but did not marry.  

During the War Between the States, Louis Adolphe also served as an officer in Company C of the 6th Louisiana Infantry, but, unlike his older brothers, he did not survive the War.

Henry Arctave married Mary Fanny Monnier in June 1870.  Their son Valéry le jeune was born in 1878, and Henry Arthur in 1880.  

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A distant cousin of Joseph, Michel, and Jean-Baptiste, fils was perhaps the last Acadian Cormier to get to Louisiana: 

Descendants of Jean Baptiste CORMIER (1784-1831)

Another Jean Baptiste, sometimes called Eugene Baptiste, son of Jean Cormier and Élisabeth Morel of Jean-Robel, Haiti, started a fourth line of Acadian Cormiers in Louisiana during the early 1800s.  This Jean Baptiste, like his distant cousins Joseph, Michel, and Jean Baptiste, fils, also had roots at Chignecto, but his family's experience during Le Grand Dérangement was very different from his cousins'.  Alexis Cormier of Pointe-Beauséjour, his wife Madeleine de Liglen, and their infant son Jean had been exiled to South Carolina in the autumn of 1755 with hundreds of other Chignecto Acadians.  In the early 1760s, South Carolina authorities encouraged the Acadians in their colony to emigrate to St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, where French officials put them to work as cheap labor on the new French naval base at Môle St.-Nicolas on the north shore of the island.  Alexis and Jean Cormier were among the South Carolina Acadians who went to St.-Domingue, where Jean married Élisabeth Morel of Pointe-de-Paix in February 1783 at Jean-Robel.  Their son Jean-Baptiste was born at Jean-Robel in March 1784.  Jean died at his father's home at Caracol in April 1785; he was only 30 years old.  Alexis probably died in Haiti not long afterwards.  Jean Baptiste may have been among the Haitian French who fled to Cuba in late 1803; he would have been 19 years old that year.  He most likely came to Louisiana with the flood of Haitian refugees from Cuba in the fall of 1809; he would have been 25 years old that year.  Most of the Haitian/Cuban exiles remained at New Orleans, but Jean Baptiste, perhaps aware of his cousins' presence in the state, went to St. Landry Parish, where he married Marie Louise or Eloise, sometimes called Lise, daughter of French Creole Louis DeVille of Poste Rapides, at the Opelousas church in June 1818; Marie Louise's mother was a Jeansonne.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils, was born in St. Landry Parish  in August 1828.  Jean Baptiste, père of Haiti, called "a Frenchman" by the priest who recorded his burial, died in St. Landry Parish in January 1831; he was only 46 years old.  His descendants settled on the Opelousas prairie near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish.  

Jean Baptiste, fils married Cléonise Louise, also called Clonise C., Louise Charles, Eléonore, and Léonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Acadian Louis Charles Pitre, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1850.  Their son Louis Arthur was born near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, in March 1857.  Their daughters married into the DeVille and Fontenot families.  In the summer of 1860, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 5 slaves--3 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 26 to 2--on Jean Baptiste Cormier's farm.  Jean Baptiste, fils died by March 1864, when his wife Cléonise remarried at Opelousas.  His succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in November 1869.  

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Other CORMIERs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records, especially after the War Between the States, make it difficult to link many Cormiers in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  Some of them could have been French Creoles or Foreign-French Cormiers who moved from New Orleans to the western prairies in the early 1800s, but most probably were descendants of the Acadian cousins whose kinship to them has been obscured by sloppy record keeping.  Judging by some of their wives' surnames--Étienne, Francois, Jean Baptiste, Jean Louis, Louis, Pierre, and Washington, for example-- many of these Cormiers also could be African Creoles once owned by Acadian Cormiers:

Charles Cormier stood as godfather to Louise, daughter of Acadians Pierre Savoie and Louise Bourque, at Opelousas in May 1779.  He also witnessed the marriage of Acadians Francois Richard and Hélène Brasseaux at Opelousas in January 1798.  Was he kin to Joseph, Michel, and Jean-Baptiste, fils?  Joseph and Michel had a younger brother named Charles, born at Chignecto in June 1744, but there is no evidence that he accompanied his older brothers to Louisiana.  

According to Acadian genealogist Bona Arsenault, Pierre Cormier, son of Jean-Pierre Cormier and Élise Cherveau, married French Creole Marie-Victoria Soileau at Opelousas in 1795.  Arsenault does not say if this Pierre Cormier was Acadian or French Creole.  

Zenon Cormier married Émilie Miller.  Their son Aurelien was born near Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, in March 1842.  

Pierre Cormier married Victorine Guidry.  Their daughter Marie Formora was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1847.  

Claude Cormier married Oliva Benoit probably in Lafayette Parish.  Their daughter Marie Clara married Jérôme Landeau at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1871, so her parents must have married in the 1840s or 1850s.  

Jean Baptiste Cormier married Azelima or Eliza Guidry.  Their daughter Eve Elsina was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1855.  Their daughter Ida married Alexis LeBlanc at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1881.  

Sylvain Cormier died in St. Martin Parish in December 1855.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial did not give Sylvain's age, his parents' names, or mention a wife.  Sylvain's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following February, so he was an adult, not a child.  He may have been an unmarried son of the recently deceased Michel Onesime Cormier.

Symphorien Cormier died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Symphorien was 37 years old when he died and did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  If this was Symphorien, son of Pierre Cormier of Opelousas, born in August 1816 and the Symphorien Cormier married to Célesie Vasseur who died near Church Point, Acadia Parish, in November 1884 at age 73, there must have been two Symphorien Cormiers born in the 1810s.  

Hermogène Cormier married Melanie Savoie.  Their daughter Lezima was born near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, in May 1860.  

____ Cormier died at Washington, St. Landry Parish, in October 1866.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give ___ his/her name, gender, age, or parents' names.  

Aurelia Cormier was the mother of Adolphe, who was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1867.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.   Aurelia's son Philosi was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1873 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1874; again, the recording priest failed to give the father's name.    

Neuville Cormier married Marguerite Duhon probably in Lafayette Parish in the late 1860s.  Their son Célestin was born near Vermilionville in April 1868.  Célestin married Eugènie, daughter of Spanish Creole Evariste Miguez, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1888.  Their son Adolph was born near Delcambre, Vermilion Parish, in October 1900.  

Éloi Cormier married Camille, Carmelise, Carmelite, Carmesile, Carmezile, or Darmesine Gaspard.  Their son Adam Francois was born near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in August 1868, and Félicien near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1871.  Eloi and Carmelise sanctified their union at the Abbeville church in January 1877.  Their daughters married into the Hébert family.  Eloi died by September 1884, when his succession record was filed at the Lafayette courthouse, formerly Vermilionville.  Adam married Aureline Hébert at the Lafayette church in September 1886, and remarried to Azelina, daughter of Israel Thibodeaux, at the Lafayette church in October 1897.  

Augustin Cormier, son of deceased "Bethzy," married Bethsy, daughter of Babe Winson, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1869.  

Geneus or Dunnis Cormier married Marie Hortense, called Hortense, Nunez.  Their son Joseph Geneus was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in March 1869, Jean Malear in November 1870, Alcide near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1873, and Pierre Vince in January 1875.  

Sosthène Cormier married Coralie King or Jean Baptiste.  Their son Aristide was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in August 1869, Adam in January 1871, and Joseph in September 1872.  Their daughters married into the Joseph and Pierre families.  Sosthène Cormier died in Lafayette Parish in June 1883; he was 56 years old.  Joseph married Emetildia or Emmetilia Comeaux, daughter of Marie Heart, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1896.  

Martin Cormier, son of Nancy Louis, married Leontine or Valentine Matalbeau, Matalbo, Montalban, Montalbeau, Montalbo, or Montalbot at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1870.  Their son Joseph Albert was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in April 1879.  One of their daughters married at the Breaux Bridge church in January 1882, so Martin and Leontine must have been together in the early 1860s.  Their daughters married into the Baltazar and Chretien families.  Martin, fils, son of Martin Cormier, père, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1893; he was only 18 years old.  

Rosemond, son of P. Cormier and Carmelite ____, married Euranie or Uranie Lindor, also called Marie Uranie Étienne, daughter of Lindor Lindor, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1870; the ceremony legitimized their children, but the recording priest did not give the children's names.  Their son Thomas, also called Tameus, was born probably in Lafayette Parish in the mid-1860s.  Their daughters married into the Griffin and Guidry families.  Thomas married Carmelite, daughter of Jean Baptiste Francois, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1884.  Their son Adam was born near Lafayette in February 1887, Joseph Canillus in February 1896, and Alfred in November 1898.  

Jean Baptiste Cormier married Marguerite Richard.  Their daughter Josephine married Célestin, son of Squire Bayonne, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1870.  

Claude Cormier married Oliva Benoit.  Their daughter Marie Clara married Jérôme, son of Bob Landeau, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1871.  

Antoine dit Narcisse Cormier died near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in October 1871.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Antoine dit Narcisse was "age 65 yrs. to 70 yrs" when he died.  

Charles Cormier married Céleste Jean Louis, also called Marie Jeanne.  Their son Claude was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in March 1872, Pie Conelias near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in July 1874, Alexandre in November 1876, and Jacques or James was born in May 1886 and baptized at the Youngsville church in May 1890.  Claude Cormier, perhaps son of Charles and Céleste, married Julie Louis.  Their son Albert was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in January 1891.  

Céleste Eleonore, called Eleonore, Cormier gave birth to son Joseph near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in August 1872.  The priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  Eleonore's son Jean Baptiste was born near Church Point in April 1876, and Louis near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1882.  

Joseph Cormier married Lorenza, also called Marie, daughter of Louis Parks, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1873.  Their son Jean was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in January 1878.  

Francois Cormier married Aspasie Mire.  Their son Dema was born near Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in September 1873, and Jean Lessin in February 1876.  

Edgar, Edgard, also called Fernaud Edgard and Joseph, Cormier, son of Mathilde Jupter, married Alice Huffin, Raffin, Raoffin, Roaffine, Roffin, Ruffin, Ruffing, or Rufine, daughter of Eugènie Godey, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1873.  Their son Jules was born near Youngsville in March 1881, Jean Uly near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1883, Edgard near Lafayette in December 1887, Wiltz in January 1890, Bernard near Youngsville in February 1892, and Fernaud in December 1894.  By 1899 they had settled near Crowley, Acadia Parish.  They also had a son named Joseph, born probably near Youngsville in the late 1870s or early 1880s, who married Bertha, daughter of Oscar Hamilton, at the Crowley church in May 1900.  

Osémé Cormier married Hannah Bowman in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in March 1874.  

Nickus Cormier married Octavine Roger in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1874.  

Adelma, Adelmar, Adelnar, or Odema Cormier married Elecia, Elicia, Elizia, Eloise, or Marie Alicia Guidry probably in St. Martin Parish in the early 1870s.  Their son Roche was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in August 1875 but died at age 3 in December 1878, Joseph Duleine was born in November 1881, Pierre Collin in March 1887, Laurent in November 1889, Gabriel in November 1891, Noël in August 1892, Paul Adelma in January 1896, and Frank in March 1897.  Their daughters married into the Dautreuil and Robert families.  

Julien, son of ____ Cormier and Carmelite Richard, married Rosa Broussard at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1876.  

William Cormier married Marie François or Françoise.  Their son Paul was born near St. Martinville in September 1876, Clet in December 1878, Joseph Euclyde in July 1880, and Joseph Collin was born in June 1891 and baptized at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, the following August.  Son Edmond , birth and baptism unrecorded but probably in the early 1870s, called " Edmond from Lafayette" by the priest who recorded the wedding, married Emethilde or Emetile, daughter of Treville Saint Julien, at the St. Martinville church in January 1894.  Their son Laurence was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in August 1896.  

Aristide Cormier married Aristide[sic] Hendos, also called Josephine Blanche, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1877.  Their son René was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in September 1879.  

Julien Cormier married Eugenie Jackson.  Their daughter Alice was born near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in May 1877.  

Martin Cormier married Rose Rosaliot.  Their daughter Marie Jeanne was born near St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, in July 1877.  

Gerard Cormier died at age 18 in December 1878 probably in St. Landry Parish.  The priest at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, who recorded his burial did not list his parents' names.  He probably was a descendant of an Acadian Cormier.  

Jules Cormier married Cécile Spencer.  Their daughter Lily Augustine was born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, in April 1879.  

Guillaume Cormier married Geneviève Fuselier.  Their son Athenais was born near Eunice, St. Landry Parish, in September 1879.  

Angélique Cormier gave birth to son Terence near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1879; the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  Her daughter Alphonsine married Simon Doucet, widow of Cora Leger, at the Church Point church in March 1885.  Angélique's son Ursin was born near Church Point in March 1888; again, the priest did not give the father's name.  .  

Augustin Cormier married Louisa ______.  Son Jules or Julien married Pélagie, daughter of Robert Robert, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1880.  Their son Jules, fils was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, the following September.  

Martin Cormier married Angelina Martinez.  Their daughter Marianne married Joseph Broussard at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1880.  Martin, fils, son of Martin Cormier, père, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1893; he was only 18 years old.  

Rosemond Cormier, fils married Clara Francois, also called Rosalie Étienne, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1888.  Their son Lucius had been born in Lafayette Parish in January 1881, Alphonse in October 1882, Bernard in August 1886, Oscar in March 1891, and Rosemond, fils in February 1896.  

Homer or Omer Cormier married Pauline Benoit at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1881.  Their son Adam had been born near Abbeville the previous March, and Alcade in May 1885.  They may have settled near the south shore of Lake Arthur at the northwestern corner of Vermilion Parish.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  

Julienne Martave, widow of ______ Cormier, remarried to Joseph Johnson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1882. 

Odèide Cormier gave birth to son Pierre M. near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1882.  The priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Jules Cormier married Pélagie Robert, who died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in June 1882.  She was only 26 years old.  

Émilien Cormier's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1882.  

Louisianaise or Louisianese Cormier gave birth to son Amedolis near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1882; the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  Son Leonel was born near Breaux Bridge in December 1897; again, the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Numa Cormier married Id Jane Black.  Their daughter Marie Mollie was born near Toomey, at the far western edge of Calcasieu Parish, in November 1882.  

Aurelien Cormier married Céleste Emman, also called Céleste Amedée Hueman and Céleste E. Human, widow of William Lee, at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in May 1884.  Their son Eugenat had been born near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in January 1883.  

Martin Cormier married Valentine Wiltz.  Their daughter Emma married Jean Dalcourt at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1883.  Martin, fils, son of Martin Cormier, père, died near Breaux Bridge in December 1893; he was only 18 years old.  

Arthur Cormier married Madeleine Calais or Talley in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1883.  Their son Arthur, fils was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1887, René in February 1890, Martin in December 1895, and Edgard in January 1899.  

Joseph Cormier married Mary Faust, Parse, Pax, or Pay.  Their daughter Mary Céline was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in October 1883.  

Rosemond Cormier married Sarah Jones in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1883.  

Sevigne Cormier married Louisa Willis in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1884.  Their son Antoine was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1885.  A Sevigne Cormier married Elise or Elize Benoit in a civil ceremony in Vermilion Parish in December 1897; this may have been a remarriage.  Their son Alexandre was born near Jennings , then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in September 1898.  

Casimir Cormier married Nannette ______.  Their daughter Azelie married Joseph Guilbert at the Lafayette church, formerly Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, in October 1884.  

Dupré Cormier married Julia Green.  Their son Peter D. was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in October 1884.  

Adélaïde Cormier gave birth to son Alfred in Lafayette Parish in November 1884.  The priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Jean Cormier married Rose Lambert.  Their daughter Julie married William Williams at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1885.  

Uranie Cormier gave birth to son Joseph in Lafayette Parish in May 1885; the priest who recorded the boy's birth and baptism did not give the Josephs father's name.  

A Uranie Cormier married Lufroi Sonnier in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1887.  

Another Uranie Cormier married to Cyprien Sonnier died at age 45 near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in June 1887.  

Still another Uranie, daughter of Rosemond Cormier, married Jean Baptiste, son of William Dugas, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1888.  

Uranie, probably Marie Uranie, daughter of Raphael Cormier and Carmelite Melançon and wife Julien Melançon, died near St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, in September 1888; the priest who recorded her burial said she was 68 years old, so she probably was not the mother of Joseph.  

Thomas Cormier married Carmelite Francois.  Their daughter Marie Melanie was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in July 1885.  

Jules Cormier married Eva Broussard.  Their son David was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1885.  Their daughter Marie Azelima or Ozelima married Rupert, son of Onesime Cormier, at the Kaplan church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1898, so Jules and Eva had been together at least since the late 1870s.  

Noël Cormier married Julia Cormier.  Their daughter Victoire married Adam Babineaux at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1885.  

Arthur Cormier married Madeleine Jean Louis or Jean Louise.  Their son Charles was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in November 1885.  

Auguste Cormier married Marie Euman.  Their daughter Eve was born near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in January 1886.  

Olivier Cormier married Claizzelle _____.  Their son Joseph Edmond was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1888.  The boy's baptism was recorded at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau.  

Clarisse or Clairsille Cormier's son John Baptiste was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in January 1886, and Edouard was baptized at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1890.  

Louis Cormier married Anastasie Mendoza in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1886.  

Clelie Cormier, child of Marguerite Azema Hébert, married Euzena LeBlanc at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1886.  

Eugène Cormier married Émilie Broussard.  Their daughter Marie Ella was born near Lake Arthur, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in March 1886.  

Mary Cormier gave birth to son Athanase near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in August 1886.  The priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Martin Cormier married Rosa Cormier.  Their daughter Angele married Laurent Gobert at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1886, and Eva married Alcide LeBlanc at the Breaux Bridge church in January 1889.  

Josephine Cormier gave birth to son Joseph Francois near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in February 1887; the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  A Josephine Cormier married Henry, also called André, Lee in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1889.  

Ophalia Cormier gave birth to son Alcée near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in April 1887.  The priest who recorded the baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Pierre Cormier married Valentine Breaux in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in June 1887.  

Rosemond Cormier, "Jr." married Clara Francis or Francois at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1888.  

Jules or Julien Cormier married Félicie or Félicienne Savoie or Girouard.  Their son Joseph married Edmonia, daughter of John Mouton, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1889, so Julien and Félicie must have been together since the late 1860s.  Son Ernest Joseph married Célestine, daughter of Gabriel Malborough, at the Carencro church in February 1894.  Their daughter married into the Poter family.  

Marie Cormier's son Joseph Meika Cormier was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1890.  The boy's baptism was recorded at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  

Louis Cormier married Marie Chiasson.  Their daughter Louise was born near Church Point, Acadia Parish, in April 1890, and Maria was born in October 1894 and baptized "in Liberty Ridge," near Jennings, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in September 1895.  

Clarisse Cormier's son Edouard Cormier was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1890.  The boy's baptism was recorded at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  

Joseph Cormier married Aurelienne, Marcellienne, or Marcellinne Primeaux in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in May 1890.  Their son Cleopha was born near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in January 1892, and Joseph Lessin was born in October 1895 and baptized at the Rayne church the following month.  

Martin Cormier "of Calcasieu Parish" (probably present-day Jefferson Davis Parish) married Ozea Thibodeaux at the Roberts Cove church, Acadia Parish, in January 1891.  Their daughter Cecilia was born near Mermentau, Acadia Parish, in July 1900.  

Adam Cormier married Ella Cairoun.  Their son William was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in August 1891.  

Homer Cormier married Emitilde Chiasson.  Their daughter Josephine was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in September 1891.  

Cleopha Cormier married Ophelia Matte in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in September 1891.  

Monroe Cormier married Marcellite Royer.  Their daughter Valentine married Félicien Richard at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in November 1891.  

Joseph Cormier, sometimes called "Joseph of Lafayette," married Ophelia or Ophilia Simon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1891.  Their son Eraste was born near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in October 1892, Ellodie was born in December of 1893 and baptized at the Rayne church the following March, and Damas was born in April 1900 and baptized the following June.  

Julian or Julien Cormier married Clothilde Duhon of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Julien, fils was born near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in January 1892.  By 1897, they had settled near Crowley, Acadia Parish, west of Rayne.  

Pierre or Peter Cormier "of Lacassine" married Modeste Ardoin at the Jennings church, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in March 1892.  Their daughter Marie Eva was born the following October and baptized at Welsh, east of Jennings, in January 1893; her baptism was recorded at the Jennings church.  

Ural Cormier married Marie Trahan.  Their daughter Marie Louise was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in October 1892.  

Joseph Cormier married Amelia Bouquet.  Son Joseph, fils married Victoire or Victorine, daughter of Frosin Miller and Zelima Bertrand, near Creole, Cameron Parish, in January 1893.  Their son Leroy Raymond was born near Creole in January 1894.  

Jules Cormier married Marie Louise, also called Marie Anne, Carmouche.  A daughter married at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1893, so Jules and Marie Louise must have been together since the late 1860s or early 1870s.  Their daughters married into the Castille, Claude, and Levin families.  

Pierre Cormier married Rosette Prevost.  Their daughter Elina was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in February 1893.  They may have been kin to Guillaume Cormier and Clara Prevost of the same community.  

Marie Cormier gave birth to son Jean Pierre near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in February 1893.  The priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Aimée Cormier gave birth to a son named Martin near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in March 1893.  The priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  

Paul Cormier died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in June 1893.  He was only 19 years old.  He may have been the same Paul Cormier who married Camelia Johnson and whose son Paul Edward was born near Carencro the previous January.  

Joseph Cormier, sometimes called "Joseph of Lafayette," married Leocadie or Loca Lebert in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1893.  Their son Jean Fulbert was born near Lafayette in April 1894, and Aurelien was born in August 1895 and baptized at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, the following October.  

Guillaume Cormier married Clara Prevost.  Their daughter Rosella was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in August 1893.  They may have been kin to Pierre Cormier and Rosette Prevost of the same community.  

Adam Cormier married Oreline Hébert.  Their son Onile was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in September 1893.  

Eva Cormier gave birth to son Filbert near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in September 1893; the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  Her son Adeo was born near Breaux Bridge in March 1897; again, the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  Eva gave birth to an unnamed infant, perhaps another son, near Breaux Bridge in March 1900; once again, the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the child's father's name.  

Joseph, also called Jules, Cormier married Onezia or Orezia Carmouche.  Their daughter Adolphina was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in October 1893, and son Oneziphar in July 1897.  

Adam Cormier married Angelina Mameau.  Their son Benoît was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in December 1893.  

Azelia or Azélie Cormier gave birth to son Paul near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1893; the priest who recorded the birth and baptism did not give the boy's father's name.  Son Martinet was born near Cecilia, St. Martin Parish, in January 1897, and Martin in July 1898.  Again, the priest who recorded the births and baptisms did not give the boys' father's name.  

Placide Cormier married Sarah Jackson.  Their son Lee Roy was born near Toomey, at the far western end of Calcasieu Parish, in 1894.  

William Cormier married Odile Greigg.  Their son Charles was born probably in Lafayette Parish in 1894 and baptized at the Broussard church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1909.  

Dulva Cormier married Marie Kant.  Their son Louis Dulva was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in February 1894.  

Joseph Cormier married Antoinette Alexander at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1894.  

Edouard Cormier's unnamed infant died near Church Point, Acadia Parish, a few days after it was born in February 1894.  The priest who recorded the infant's death did not give the mother's name.  

Louis Cormier died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in July 1894.  He was only 11 years old.  

Jules Cormier died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in November 1894.  He was only 19 years old.  

Fermisse Cormier married Euchariste Sipion.  Their son Ernest was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in December 1894.  

Octave Cormier married Emelina Trahan.  Their daughter Wivina married Octave, son of David Ravez, at the Jennings church, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in January 1895.  

Joseph Cormier married Clémence Thibeaux or Thibodeaux at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1895.  

Adam Cormier married Euelie Poydras.  Their son Joseph Weston was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in March 1895.  

Willy Cormier married Rosa Blanchard in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1895.  

Paul Cormier married Anaïs Joseph.  Their son Stefhene was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in September 1895, and Joseph Weta in October 1896.  By 1899, they had settled near Jennings , then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish.  

Joseph, infant son of Phoedora Cormier, died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, soon after his birth in September 1895.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the father's name.  

Galbert, son of Charles Cormier and Rosalie Dugas, married Zulma, daughter of Monroe Anderson or Henderson, at the Lafayette church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1895.  

Ernest Cormier married Mary Haechel.  Their daughter Martha was born near St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, in December 1895.  

Louis Cormier married Laperle Doucet.  Their son Louis, fils was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in December 1895, and Joseph Sidney near Church Point, Acadia Parish, in August 1900.  

John Cormier married Josette Richman.  Their daughter Maria Ephee was born probably in Vermilion Parish in December 1895 and baptized at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1906.  

Joseph Cormier married Leontine Washington.  Their daughter Marie Angele was born probably in Lafayette Parish in 1896 and baptized at the Broussard church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1906.  

Albert Cormier died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in February 1896; he was only 2 years old.  

Joseph Cormier died near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in March 1896.  

Julienne Cormier gave birth to son Joseph near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in March 1896.  The priest who recorded the infant's death did not give the mother's name.  

Adam Cormier married Philomene Normand.  Their son Joseph Eddie was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in April 1896.  

Ernest Cormier married Irma Lee.  Their daughter Laurenza was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in May 1896.  

L. Nollie Cormier died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in May 1896.  He was only 14 years old.  

Edgard Cormier married Estelle Jacquet.  Their daughter Marie Geneviève was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in June 1896.  

Pierre Cormier died near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in June 1896.  He was 60 years old.  

Steven Cormier married Azema Dugas.  Their daughter Ida was born in July 1896 and baptized at Lake Arthur, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, south of Jennings, by the Jennings priest in August.  

Claire Cormier gave birth so son Elias Ulysse near Maurice, Vermilion Parish, in July 1896.  The priest who recorded the infant's death did not give the mother's name.  

Pierre Cormier married Eliza Breaux.  Their son Adolph was born "at English Bayou," probably Calcasieu Parish, in September 1896.  

"Anonyme" Cormier died near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, 2 days after his/her birth in November 1896.  

_____ Cormier married Leonora Clark, place and date unrecorded.  She remarried to Adrien Sonnier in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in May 1897.  

Cleopha Cormier married Josephine Schexnayder.  Their daughter Suzanne was born in August 1897 and baptized at the Crowley church, Acadia Parish, the following March.  

Jules Cormier married Cécilia Broussard in a civil ceremony in Iberia Parish in August 1897.  

Albert Cormier married Eve Broussard.  Their unnamed son was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in February 1898.  

Joseph Cormier married Elise Broussard.  Their son Eusèbe was born near Maurice, Vermilion Parish, in February 1898.  

James or Jim Cormier married Eliza, Elize, or Elizadie Comeaux at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1898.  

Pierre Cormier married Liza Welsh.  Their son Alcé was born at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, in August 1898.  

Ferreol Cormier married Emma Hébert in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in August 1898.  

Adam Cormier married Azelina Thibodeaux.  Their son Fernes Hamel was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in February 1900.  

Joseph Cormier married Azema Babineaux in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1898.  

John Cormier married Lonie Guidry.  Their daughter Leethia was born at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, in May 1899.  

Maxile Cormier married to Marie Elizee or Elodie Trahan.  Their Maxile, fils was born near Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, in May 1899.  

Eli Cormier married Ophelia Chiasson in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in May 1899.  

Robertson Cormier married Marcelite Dugas.  Their daughter Marie Elina was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in July 1899.  Robertson remarried to Mary Joseph in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in November 1899.  

Julien Cormier married Victorine Menard.  A daughter married at the Church Point church, Acadia Parish, in November 1899, so Julien and Victorine probably were together since the late 1870s.  Their daughter married into the Leger family.  

Joseph Cormier married Eliska Brasseaux.  Their daughter Odilia was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1899.  

Joseph Cormier married Emetilia Comeaux.  Their son Sidney was born near Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, in February 1900.  

Rosemond Cormier married Mary Beverly in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in March 1900.  

Joseph Janius Cormier married Carmelise or Carmelite Washington.  Their son Armand was born near Jennings, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in October 1900.  

Sevignier Cormier married Elia Norbert in a civil ceremony in Vermilion Parish in October 1900.  

Lomas Cormier married Carmelite Francois.  Their son Junius was born near Maurice, Vermilion Parish, in November 1900.  

Clay Cormier married Lea Gody in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1900.  

Martin Cormier married Rosa Rosario in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1900.  

Ulysse Cormier married Eva Richard in a civil ceremony in Acadia Parish in December 1900.  

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

At least one Cormier immigrated from France to Louisiana in the decades before the War Between the States (he would have been called a "Foreign Frenchman" in South Louisiana).  A Cormier from New Orleans who served in the Confederate army as a field-grade officer also may have been a Foreign Frenchman, or an Acadian whose link to the other Cormiers of South Louisiana has been obscured by lack of records:

J. C. Cormier was a 40-year-old French laborer when he reached New Orleans aboard the ship George out of Marseilles, France, in March 1826.  One wonders if his parents were Acadians who had remained in France after 1785.  J. C.'s wife, called Mme. Cormier by the port authority clerk, also was 40 years old when she and her husband reached New Orleans.  

Charles Émile Cormier, born probably in New Orleans in December 1832, married Anglo-American Fannie Weeks at New Orleans in 1857.  In May 1861, when he was commissioned as a captain in the 1st Louisiana (Nelligan's) Regiment Infantry in New Orleans, he stood 5' 11", had light hair, a light complexion, hazel eyes, and was employed as a clerk.  During the War Between the States, his regiment served in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.  While leading his unit, Company I, in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia, Charles Émile was wounded in action near Seven Pines, east of Richmond, on 25 June 1862.  He recuperated from his wound and returned to his unit.  On 3 May 1863, during the Chancellorsville Campaign, he was captured at Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and held in Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., for a month before he was exchanged and released.  During his captivity, he was admitted to a federal hospital, so he may have been wounded in action again.  On the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863, he was promoted to major of his regiment.  He was captured a second time at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, in late September 1864.  Once again, he was wounded; the Federals admitted him to a hospital at nearby Winchester, Virginia, with a "severe contusion of back and side."  In October, when he was well enough to travel, the Federals sent him to the prisoner-of-war holding facility at Fort McHenry, Maryland, then transferred him to the prison-of-war camp at Fort Delaware, Delaware, where he was held for the rest of the War.  Federal authorities released him from Fort Delaware after he took the oath of allegiance to the United States government in late July 1865.  He returned to New Orleans, where he died in February 1873 and was buried in St. Louis Cemetery; he was only 40 years old when he died.  He was the highest ranking Cormier to serve Louisiana during the War Between the States.  

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A number of Cormiers found in the church and civil records of South Louisiana were African Creoles who probably had been owned by Acadian Cormiers before the War Between the States:

Théogène Cormier was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, age unrecorded, in August 1845.  The priest recorded the baptism in the parish's "Register of Blacks" or "Black Bk." and did not give the boy's parents' names.  

Lot, Lott, or Lhotte Cormier, described as a "fd m.," or freedman, by the courthouse clerk, married Marie Robin, also called Zuline Robertson and Anaide Jean, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1869.  Their son Joseph married Lorenza Parks at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1873, so Lott and Marie must have been together since the early 1850s.  Lott's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in July 1880.  He and Marie also had a son named Homer, who married Emetilde, daughter of Siméon Chiasson, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1890.  

Julien Cormier, son of Carmelite Richard, married Rosa or Rose Broussard, daughter of Céleste Bélonie, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1876.  Their son Edouard Amédée was born near Carencro in November 1879, Julien, fils in January 1886, Aurelien near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in May 1888, and Francois in May 1890 (his baptism was recorded at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau).  Aurelien's birth and baptism were recorded in the parish's "Black Bk."  Their daughters married into the King and Turner families.  One daughter's marriage at the Grand Coteau church in November 1890 was recorded in the parish's "Blk. Reg."

Valmon or Valmont Cormier, son of Scholastique Senegal, married Marie Émelie, called Émilie, Broussard, daughter of Carmelite Richard, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1876.  Their son Joseph Alfred was born near Carencro in November 1885, and Joseph near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1890, when Valmont and Émilie were living at Coulee Croche (Joseph's baptism was recorded at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau).  Their daughters married into the Evans and Jackson families; all three of these daughters' marriages were recorded in the Grand Coteau parish "Black Bk." or "Black Register."  The birth and baptism of Valmont's daughter Edmonia in May 1888 at Grand Coteau also was recorded in the parish "Black Bk."  Valmont remarried to Louise, daughter of Louis Evans and Corinne Guidry, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1895; the wedding was recorded in the parish's "Blk. Reg."  

Olivier Cormier married Clairzille, Claizzelle, Clairgille, or Clersy Burleigh.  Their son Joseph was born near Carencro, Lafayette Parish, in February 1879, and Joseph Edmond was baptized at Christ the King church, Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1888.   Their daughters married into the Davis and Henry families; all of their daughters' weddings were recorded in the parish's "Blk. Reg."  

Patrick, son of Julien Cormier and Nannette Antoinette or Marie Antoinette Nanette, married Élisabeth or Eliza, daughter of Millouet Washington and Maria Marie _____, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1890; their wedding was recorded in the parish's "Black Register."  Patrick remarried to Mathilde, daughter of Frenck Glaude, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1896.  

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