APPENDICES

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

NAQUIN

[NAH-kanh]

ACADIA

Jean Naquin dit L'Étoile, a master tailor, born in France in c1662, reached Acadia during the 1690s and married Marguerite, daughter of Jean Bourg, at Port-Royal before 1698.  In 1700, Jean purchased land from Étienne Pellerin at Bélair, on the river above Port-Royal.  Jean died there in February 1706, in his mid-40s.  He and Marguerite had five children, including two sons, both born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Jean dit L'Étoile's only daughter, Marguerite, died three months after her birth.  

Older son Jacques, born in c1700, married Jeanne, daughter of Pierre Melanson, at Port-Royal in c1725.  They settled at Cobeguit, but by the early 1750s they had moved on to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, probably to get free of British authority.  Jacques, now a widower, sons Jacques, fils, Joseph, and Pierre, and daughters Marguerite, Élisabeth, and Anne-Marie were living at Ance-à-Pinet on Île St.-Jean when a French official counted the Acadians on the island in 1752.  Oldest son Ambroise, his wife Élisabeth Bourg, and their daughter also were counted at Ance-à-Pinet. 

Younger son François, born in June 1704, married Angélique, daughter of René Blanchard, probably at Port-Royal in c1728.  François and his family followed older brother Jacques and his family to Cobeguit and then on to Île St.-Jean.  François, wife Angélique, sons Jean-Baptiste, François, fils, Charles, Joseph, and Jean, and daughters Angélique, Anne, Marianne-Anastasie, Ursule, and Tarsile, also were counted at Ance-à-Pinet in 1752.

In 1755, descendants of Jean Naquin dit L'Étoile could be found at Ance-à-Pinet on Île St.-Jean. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

When the British rounded up the Acadians of Nova Scotia in the fall of 1755, the Naquins, living on an island controlled by France, escaped the great deportation.  Their respite from British oppression was short-lived, however.  After the fall of the French fortress at Louisbourg in July 1758, the victorious British seized Île St.-Jean, rounded up most of the Acadian habitants on the island, and deported them to France.  Naquins were among the deportees, and many of them died in the terrible crossing:

Ambroise Naquin, age 34, son of Jacques, Ambroise's wife Élisabeth Bourg, age 33, and five of their children--Élisabeth, age 7, Jean-Baptiste, age 5, Pierre, age 4, and Marguerite, age 2--made the crossing on the British transport Supply, which left the Gut of Canso in late November 1758 and finally reached St.-Malo in early March 1759.  Ambroise, Élisabeth, and their two older children survived the voyage, but the two younger children died at sea; Élisabeth was pregnant when she left Acadia; daughter Marguerite was born probably at St.-Malo in April 1759, less than a month after the family reached France, but the newborn died in May, only a few weeks old.  Joseph Naquin, age 28, son of Jacques, Joseph's wife Françoise Bourg, age 20, and Françoise's brother Pierre Bourg, age 29, were luckier; they, too, crossed on Supply, but all of them survived the ordeal.  The families of Jacques Naquin, older son of Jean dit L'Étoile, and François Naquin, the progenitor's younger son, were not so lucky.  Jacques, age 63, a widower, called Jean-Baptiste on the passenger list, crossed with two of his younger children on one of the five British transports that left the Gut of Canso in late November 1758 and reached St.-Malo in late January 1759.  His health no doubt ruined by the voyage, Jacques died soon after the ship reached port; son Pierre, age 18, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo in March 1759, a few weeks after he buried his father; only daughter Anne-Marie, age 16, survived the terrible crossing.  François, age 54, his wife Angélique Blanchard, age 53, and their seven children also crossed on one of the five ships.  François, Angélique, and five of their seven children--unmarried son François, age 26, and daughters Marie-Anastasie, age 17, Ursule, age 14, Marie-Anne, age 8, and Marguerite, age 6--died either at sea or in hospitals at St.-Malo soon after reaching France; only son Charles, age 21, and daughter Tarsile, age 10, survived the ordeal.  François's daughter Anne survived the crossing to St.-Malo with her husband François Gautreaux, but they had lost all four of their children at sea. 

The Naquins who survived the crossing to France endured life in the mother country for a quarter of a century:

Ambroise remained a plowman.  He and wife Élisabeth settled in the suburb of St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, and had more children in France, all born at St.-Suliac--Marguerite-Suline, born in October 1760 but died at age 1 in December 1761, Ambroise-François, born in May 1763 but died at age 11 in March 1774, twin sons Joseph-Jacques and Pierre-Paul, born in January 1766, and daughter Madeleine-Hélène born in October 1768 but died at age 8 in 1776.  Ambroise's sister Anne-Marie, called Marie, also survived the crossing to St.-Malo and married Pierre, son of fellow Acadian François Bourg, at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, in January 1761.  They raised a large family, but most of their children also died young.  Ambroise's cousin Charles married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Thomas Doiron, at St.-Suliac in November 1765.  Charles worked as a day-laborer.  He and Anne had a number of children at St.-Suliac:  Anne, born c1767, Ives or Olive in September1769, and Jean-Charles in September 1771.  Charles' sister Anne and her husband François Gautrot had a daughter, Rose-Marie Gotrot, at Plouër in December 1762, but in less than a year Anne was a widow with an infant daughter to support.  She remarried to widower and fellow Acadian Charles Dugas at St.-Suliac in September 1765.  

Not all of the Naquins who survived the crossing to France remained in the St.-Malo area.  Marguerite, daughter of Jacques Naquin and wife of Émilien Ségoillot of Autun, France, crossed with him from Louisbourg in 1758 and "entered France at St.-Suliac... ."  She followed him to Belle-Île-en-Mer, off the southern coast of Brittany, where Acadians, mostly from Minas via Virginia and England, settled in the mid-1760s.  French authorities counted them at Borbren, Locmaria, in 1765; Émilien, described as "an invalid, former sargent[sic] of the Troops of the Marine at Louisbourg, Canada, widr. from a first marriage," was 52 years old; Marguerite was 39.  With them were François-Dominique, a son from Émilien's first marriage, age 13, and Marguerite's daughter Marie-Françoise, age 2.  Another daughter, Marguerite-Josèphe, was born on the island in c1766.  Marguerite died probably at Locmaria in December 1773; she was only 47 years old.  Daughter Marguerite-Josèphe was the only member of the family to go to Louisiana. 

Meanwhile, Marguerite's kinsmen Ambroise, Charles, Anne-Marie, and their families participated in a settlement scheme in the Poitou region during the early 1770s.  This was an attempt by French authorities to settle Acadians who were languishing in the port cities on land owned by an influential nobleman near the city of Châtellerault.  Charles's younger sister Tarsile married Hilaire, son of fellow Acadian Jean Clément, at Leigne-les-bois, near Châtellerault, in October 1774.  When the venture failed after two years of effort, Ambroise and Anne-Marie, with their families, retreated in late 1775 to the port city of Nantes with the majority of the Poitou Acadians and survived on government hand outs and whatever work they could find there.  Charles and his family, on the other hand, remained in Poitou, where more children were born to them--Marguerite-Ludivine in February 1775, Renée in February 1777, and Paul at Archigny in May 1780.  By the early 1780s, however, Charles, too, had moved his family to Nantes.  His younger sister Tarsile died in April 1784, in her late 30s, and was buried at St.-Nicolas, Nantes; she left behind her husband Hilaire Clément and two young children.  

When the Spanish government offered the Acadians in France the chance for a new life in faraway Louisiana, all of the Naquins, including cousins Ambroise and Charles, agreed to take it. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Naquins, compared to other Acadians, came relatively late to Louisiana.  The Naquins from France--two families and two wives--sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September 1785.  Le St.-Rémi had been the most crowded of the Seven Ships, and scurvy and smallpox took its toll of passengers both on the crossing and after the ship reached Louisiana.  The Naquins followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche:

Ambroise Naquin of Cobeguit, age 60, crossed with wife Élisabeth Bourg, age 58, and twins sons Joseph-Jacques and Pierre-Paul, age 19.  When the Spanish counted the Acadians at Valenzuéla in January 1788, both Ambroise Naquin and his wife Élisabeth Bourg did not appear in the census, so they may not have survived the crossing to Louisiana, or disease may have claimed them soon after they reached the colony.  Both of their sons married at Lafourche in 1787 and settled on the upper bayou.  

Charles Naquin of Cobeguit, age 48, a widower, Ambroise's first cousin, crossed with six children--Anne-Marie, age 18, Ives (a daughter), age 16, Jean-Charles, age 14, Marguerite-Ludivine, age 10, Renée, age 8, and Paul, age 5.  Two of Charles's children also may not have survived the crossing to New Orleans or died soon after they reached the colony:  neither daughter Marguerite-Ludivine nor son Paul appear in the Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of the family.  They would have been 13 and 7 at the time, so they probably died young.  Charles's daughters married into the Dugas, Dupré, and Henry families.  In 1795, Charles obtained a 400-acre grant from the Spanish along Bayou Terrebonne, a distributary of Bayou Lafourche, near the present-day Houma.  Son Jean-Charles, after he married in 1800, probably joined his father there.  

Anne Naquin of Cobeguit, age 50, Charles's sister, crossed with husband Charles Dugas, age 60, a grown daughter (Anne's stepdaughter), age 22, and a 9-year-old orphan.   They remained on the upper bayou. 

Anne-Marie Naquin of Cobeguit, age 48, Ambroise's sister, crossed with husband Pierre Bourg, 56, a son, and two daughters, ages 20, 18, and 11.  Anne Marie died in Assumption Parish in September 1822, in her mid-80s.

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Twin brothers and a cousin from France created the only center of Naquin family settlement, in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley: 

Descendants of Joseph-Jacques NAQUIN (1766-?; Jean dit L'Étoile, Jacques)

Joseph-Jacques, twin son of Ambroise Naquin and Élisabeth Bourg, was born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1766.  He came to Louisiana with his parents and twin brother aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arsement, in April 1787.  Marie-Josèphe had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships from France.  They settled on the upper bayou.  Their daughters married into the Gros and Marillon, Morillion, or Morillon families.  They had only two sons, but a substantial number of Naquins today are descended from those sons, who remained on Bayou Lafourche until after the War Between the States, when some of them moved south into Terrebonne Parish.  

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Older son Joseph-Ambroise, born at Lafourche in December 1790, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Basil Préjean of St. James Parish, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1812.  Their son Maximin Noël was born in Assumption Parish in December 1814, Joseph Paul, called Paul and Joseph, fils, in October 1816, and Pierre Ursin Valère, called Ursin, in October 1818, Basile François Xavier in Lafourche Interior Parish December 1820, Jacques in July 1825 but died 9 days later, Joachim Théophile was born in May 1829 but died at age 7 in April 1836, and Adolphe Cleopha, called Cleopha, was born in September 1835.  Their daughters married into the Ayo, Badeaux, Haydel, Préjean, and Rodrigue families.  Joseph Ambroise, surrounded by many children, grandchildren, and even a few great-grandchildren, died in Lafourche Parish in June 1860; he was 69 years old.  

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Joseph Paul married Marie Adèle, also called Adèle Noël, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Marie Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1833.  Their son Paul Ernest or Ernest Paul, called Ernest, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1838, Maximilien Emertile, called Mertile, in July 1840, Joseph Marcillien, called Marcillien, in October 1841, Aurelien Justilien, called Justilien, in December 1844, and Paulin Eusèbe in August 1851.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Boudreaux, Hébert, Robichaux, Sevin, and Vicknair families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 13 slaves-- 10 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 35 to 3-- on Paul Naquin's farm next to younger brother Ursin.  Paul, called Joseph, Jr. by the clerk at the Thibodaux courthouse, died in December 1851; he was only 35 years old.  

Ernest married Marie Elmire, called Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadian Duval Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1859.  Their son Elma Oscar was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1861, Joseph Vilfrid in Lafourche Parish in March 1866, Pierre Alcide near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1868, and Paul Arthur in December 1870.  During the War Between the States, Ernest enlisted in Company H of the 30th Regiment Louisiana Infantry in 1862 and deserted the regiment later in the year.  By the late 1870s, Ernest had remarried to Marie-Victoire Malbrough and moved his family from the Terrebonne marshes to the upper valley of Bayou Teche, where they settled near Cecilia.  

Marcillien married Lesida, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Aucoin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1862, only a few months after enlisting in Company H of the 30th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, from which he deserted later in the year.  Their son Adrien Augustave was born in Lafourche Parish in August 1865, and Charles Eugène in February 1870.  

During the War Between the States, Maximilien Emertile served in Company E of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  According to his Confederate service record, Mertile was with his company the entire time it served, from his enlistment in May 1861 at age 19 until it surrendered in Alabama four years later, a stunning contrast to the military service of his brothers Marcillien and Ernest and first cousin Émile.  Mertile married Eveline, daughter of French Creole Barthélémy Jolibois, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1866; the marriage also was recorded at the Thibodaux courthouse; Eveline's mother was a Bourg.  Their son Joseph Albert was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1867. 

Justilien married Victorine, daughter of Fellow Acadian Honoré Thibodeaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1869; the marriage also was recorded in Lafourche Parish, so they may have settled near the boundary between Assumption and Lafourche.  

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Maximin married Azélie Basilise, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Victor Richard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1836.  Their son Joseph Émile, called Émile, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1837, Victor Osémé, called Osémé,  in January 1839, Maximin Mertile, called Mertile, in November 1840, Jean Baptiste in January 1843, Pierre Valsin in February 1845 but died age 13 months in March 1846, Jean Alfred, called Alfred, was born in Assumption Parish in February 1850, Anatole in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1851, Oscar Baile in Assumption Parish in May 1853, and Edgard Augustin or Augustin Edgard in June 1855 but died in Lafourche Parish in October 1857.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 2 slaves--both males, both black, ages 24 and 18--on Maximin Naquin's farm.  Maximin died in Lafourche Parish in September 1855, three months after his youngest son was born the previous June; Maximin was only 40 years old. 

Émile married Azema, daughter of fellow Acadian C. Maxil Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1857; the marriage also was recorded in Lafourche Parish.  Their son Adrien Paulinaire had been born in Lafourche Parish in August 1853, when Émile was 16, Joseph Clet in September 1858, and Henri in February 1867.  During the War Between the States, Émile enlisted in Company H of the 30th Regiment Louisiana Infantry in 1862 and deserted the regiment later in the year.  

Maximin Mertile served in Company E of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  In the spring of 1861, when he was 19 years old, Mertile died of disease in southern Mississippi only a few months after his enlistment.  

Osémé married cousin Amelia, daughter of Marcellus Naquin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1866.  Their son Joseph Luc was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1868.  

Alfred married Olinda, daughter of French Creole Marcel Falgout, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1870.  

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Basile François married Marie Bonne, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Paul Bourg, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1843.  Their son Léandre Floreville was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1844 but died age 2 1/2 years in March 1846, and François Xavier was born in Lafourche Interior in January 1851.  Their daughter married into the Lagarde family.  Basile remarried to Émilie, daughter of Gabriel Dionne of St.-Pierre Le Bequé, Canada, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1861; the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish; Basile was 41 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Oscar Beauregard was born in Assumption Parish in March 1862, while Basile was serving in the Lafourche Parish Regiment of Militia.  Basile fought in the Battle of Labadieville in October 1862 and fell into hands of the invading Federals, who paroled him and sent him home.  After the war, Basile moved west from the Lafourche valley to lower Bayou Teche.  He and his family were living near New Iberia in the early 1870s.  

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Ursin married Marie Adèle, called Adèle, another daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Paul Bourg, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1844.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Pierre Melville was born in February 1845, Joseph Oscar in November 1846 but died age 11 in September 1857, Louis Philippe was born in May 1856, Jean Arthur in September 1858, Xavier James in December 1863, and Henri Edgard in October 1869.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 2 slaves--both females, both black, ages 34 and 4--on Ursin Naquin's farm next to older brother Paul.  In September 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 5 slaves--1 male and 4 females, all mulattoes, ranging in age from 35 to 2--on Ursin Naquin's farm in the parish's 6th Ward.  

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Cleopha married Marie Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élie Landry, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1856; the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish.  Their son Adolphe Dionis was born in Assumption Parish in January 1858.  

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Younger son Ambroise le jeune, born at Assumption in November 1797, married Marguerite Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Marie Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1825.  Their son Joseph Paul, called Paul, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1826, Ambroise, fils in September 1829, Jean Baptiste in July 1831 but died a month later, Ambroise Eugène, called Eugène, was born in November 1835, Joseph Andresi or Audressi, in April 1837, and Théophile Orestile Omere in September 1839 but died age 2 1/2 in February 1842.  They also had a son named Lovinci.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Juneau, and Préjean families.  Ambroise, le jeune died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1840; he was only 42 years old.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted a single slave--a 45-year-old black female--on Widow Ambroise Naquin's farm; this was Carmelite Boudreaux.  In September 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted a single slave--a 50-year-old mulatto female-- on the Widow Ambroise Naquin's farm in the parish's 6th Ward.  

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Paul married Émilie, daughter of French Creole Narcisse Fremin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1848; Émilie's mother was a Gautreaux.  Their son Louis Zephir was born in Assumption Parish in August 1853 but died at age 12 in August 1864, Ernest Lucien was born in July 1855, Clet Léon in November 1859, and Paul, fils in June 1867.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 5 slaves--all blacks, 3 males and 3 females, ranging in age from 40 to 10--on Joseph Naquin's farm; this was probably Paul.  In September 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 8 slaves--5 males and 3 females, 7 blacks and 1 mulatto, ages 36 to 1--on Joseph Naquin's farm in the parish's 6th Ward; this was probably Paul.

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Lovinci married Anaïs Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Prejean, at the Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, church in September 1854.  Their son Aurelien Toussaint was born in Assumption Parish in November 1855, Lovinci Théophile in October 1857, Henry Clé, perhaps Clay, in April 1862, Julien Léonie in February 1865, Nicolas Osémé in December 1867, and Joseph Numa in June 1870.  

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Joseph Andresi married Angèle, daughter of French Creole Valsin Vaise or Vice of Lafourche Parish, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1859; the marriage also was recorded in Lafourche Parish.  Their son Joseph Valsin was born in Assumption Parish in February 1860, Mertile Ambroise in December 1867, and Anatole Dorvillier in February 1870.  

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During the War Between the States, Eugène served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élie Gautreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1865.  Their son Émile Eugène was born in Assumption Parish in October 1866, and Louis Théophile in January 1869.  

Descendants of Pierre-Paul NAQUIN (1766-1851; Jean dit L'Étoile, Jacques)

Pierre-Paul, twin son of Ambroise Naquin and Élisabeth Bourg, was born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1766.  He came to Louisiana with his parents and twin brother aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Anne-Théotiste, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Robichaux, in July 1787.  Anne-Théotiste also had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi.  Their daughters married into the Ayo, Boudreaux, Oncale, and Trosclair families.  Pierre-Paul and Anne-Théotiste had seven sons, but not all of them created families of their own.  Those who did remained in the Bayou Lafourche valley.  Pierre Paul died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1851; he was 84 years old.  

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Oldest son Joseph-Pierre or Pierre-Joseph, born at Lafourche in April 1787[sic, probably 1789] and baptized at Ascension in April 1790, married Anne Constance, called Constance, daughter of French Creole Jean Pierre Lirette, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1809; Anne Contances's mother was a Darembourg.  Their son Drosin was born in Assumption Parish in April 1818.  They also had a son named Paul Joseph, called Joseph.  Their daughters married into the Landry, Levron, and Navarre families.  In September 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 2 slaves--a 10-year-old mulatto female and a 13-year-old black female--on Mrs. Pierre J. Naquin's farm in the parish's 6th Ward; this was Pierre Joseph's widow, Constance Lirette.  Pierre Joseph died in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1849; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial said that Joseph Pierre, as he called him, died "at age 60 yrs."

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Drosin married Amelise, Armelise, or Arthémise, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Gros or Grosjean, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1838.  Their son Osémé was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1840, and Léony Désiré, called Désiré, in December 1845 but died at age 16 in August 1862.  Their daughters married into the Ayo, Doiron, and Fayt family.  Drosin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1851; he was only 33 years old.  

Osémé married Célestine, daughter of French Creole Martin Fayt, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1861; Célestine's mother was a Boudreaux.  

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Paul Joseph married Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Noël Victor Boudreaux and widow of Louis Rodrigue, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1840, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, the following September. 

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Jean-François, born at Lafourche in December 1790, probably did not marry.  

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Pierre-Paul, fils, called Paul, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in October 1796, married Marguerite Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian François Basile Dugas at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1818.  Their son Auguste Zenon or Zenon Augustin, was born in Assumption Parish in March 1819, Marcel, Marcellin or Marcellus Severin in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1821, Jean Éloi, called Éloi, in August 1823, Ulgère Devinsy in November 1830, and Elis Cleopha, called Cleopha, in February 1833.  Their daughter married into the Sevin family.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 16 slaves--6 males and 10 females, all black, ranging in age from 26 to 1--on Pierre Naquin, Jr.'s farm.  The same census taker counted 4 more slaves--2 males and 2 females, all black, ages 5, 4, 3 and 2--on another farm owned by Pierre Naquin, Jr.  Pierre Paul, fils died in Lafourche Parish in January 1856; he was 60 years old.  

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Auguste Zenon married Victoire Josephine, daughter of German Creole Auguste Pichoff, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1840; Victoire's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Joseph Zenon was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1841, Zenon Augustin, fils in August 1844, Jean Baptiste Lovinci in November 1846 but died age 1 in November 1847, Pierre Augustin was born in April 1857, Laurent Augustave in April 1859, Justin Paulin or Paulin Augustin in March 1850 but died the following August, Justilien N. was born in November 1853, Joseph in February 1856 but died the following day, and Michel Octave was born in April 1859.  Their daughter married into the Keller family.  During the War Between the States, Auguste Zenon served in Company F of the Lafourche Parish Regiment of Militia while he was in his 40s.  He was captured during or after the Battle of Labadieville in late October 1862, paroled, and sent home.  

Zenon married Amelina, daughter of Célestin Adam, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1867.  

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Marcellus married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Guillot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1844.  Their son Louis Arsène, called Arsène, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1845, and Joseph Paulin in April 1851.  Their daughter married a Naquin cousin.  Marcellus died in a yellow fever epidemic in Lafourche Parish in November 1853; he was only 32 years old.  

Arsène married Ophelia, daughter of French Creole Evariste Morvant, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Joseph Mertile was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1867, Joseph Arthur in July 1869, and Joseph Robert in November 1870.  

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Jean Éloi died in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1849.  He was only 24 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Elis Cleopha married Marie or Mary, daughter of French Creole Valery Oncale, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1856.  Their son Joseph Hermogène, called Hermogène, was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1859 but died at age 10 months in June 1860, and Prosper Cleopha was born in September 1868.  

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Ulgère married Azélie, another daughter of Valery Oncale, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Émile Paulin Ulgère was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1860, and Joseph Émile in January 1865.  During the War Between the States, Ulgère served in the Lafourche Parish Regiment of Militia.  He was captured during or after the Battle of Labadieville in nearby Assumption Parish in late October 1862, was paroled, and sent home.  

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Jean-Alexis, born at Assumption in October 1799, probably did not marry.

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Jean Adrien, called Adrien, born at Assumption in August 1804, moved down into Lafourche Interior Parish, where he married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Dugas, at the Thibodauxville church in April 1826.  Their son Jean was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1828 but died within an hour of his birth.   Their daughter married into the Guidry and Larrieux families, so the blood of this family line survived.  

6

Jean Basile, called Basile, born at Assumption in February 1807, followed his older brothers to Lafourche Interior Parish, where he married Théotiste Adèle, called Adèle, 17-year-old daughter of French Creole Mathurin Ayo, at the Thibodauxville church in July 1832.  Their son Maurile Cleopha was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1835, Maximin Schuyler in September 1837, Jean Telesphore in May 1840, Telesphore Aurestile in May 1846, and Laurent Taylor in Assumption Parish in August 1856.  They also had a son named Joseph.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Benoit, and Richard families.  

6a

Maurile Cleopha married Marie Zéolide, daughter of Jean fellow Acadian Thibodeaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1856.  Their son Ernest Léodie was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1857.  

6b

Joseph married Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1861.  Their son Joseph Mertile was born near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1867.  

6c

Maximin married Amelia or Melia, daughter of German Creole Eugène Toups, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1869.  

7

Youngest son Ambroise Arsène, called Arsène, born in Assumption Parish in July 1812, also moved to Lafourche Interior Parish, where he married Louise Bathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis André Talbot, in May 1836.  Their son Pierre Émile, called Émile, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1837, Jean Valéry in February 1841, Ernest Tuvilier in September 1842, Clovis Arsène in June 1844, Arthur Théophile in February 1846, Joseph in September 1848 but died a day after his birth, Edgard Alfred was baptized at the Thibodaux church, age unrecorded, in May 1850, Leo Félix was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1852, Michel in March 1854, Luma G. in August 1856, and Joseph Davis in Assumption Parish in October 1861.  Their daughter married into the Molaison family.  In August 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 3 slaves on Arsène Naquin's farm--all females, all blacks, ages 29, 9, and 2--on Arsène Naquin's farm in the parish's 1st Ward.  

7a

Émile married Marie, daughter of Spanish Creole Jean Gonzales of Lafourche Parish, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1860.  Their son Arsène Zenot was born in Assumption Parish in December 1860.  

7b

Ernest married Elvire, daughter of French Creole Pierre Lasseigne and widow of F. Pottet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1865.  Their twin sons Jean Clet and Jean Clovis were born in Lafourche Parish in August 1866.  

7c

Arthur Théophile married Félicia, daughter of French Creole Adrien Berthelot, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1870. 

7d

Clovis Arsène married Mirtillia, daughter of Louis Folse, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1870; Mirtillia's mother was a Bourg

Descendants of Jean-Charles NAQUIN (1771-?; Jean dit L'Étoile, François)

Jean-Charles, called Charles, fils, elder son of Charles Naquin and Anne Doiron, born probably at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in September 1771, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Jean LeBoeuf of St.-Charles des Allemands, in December 1800.  Their daughters married into the Authement, Bourg, and Pitre families.  Jean-Charles and Madeleine had five sons, most of whom fathered sons of their own.  This line of the Naquin family did not remain on Bayou Lafourche but moved down to Bayou Terrebonne, a distributary of Bayou Lafourche, at the northern edge of the vast coastal marshes that stretched south to the Gulf of Mexico.  Jean-Charles's father had acquired land along Bayou Terrebonne in the late 1790s, so this was likely a motivation to relocate the family there.  Jean Charles, père died by March 1825, when he was recorded as deceased in his son Jean Charles, fils's marriage record. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Charles, fils, born at Assumption in December 1801, moved to Lafourche Interior Parish by March 1825, when he married Marie Émelie, called Émelie, Émelite, and Melite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre-Louis Chiasson of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church.  Their son Jean Marie Narcisse, called Narcisse, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1827, Michel Leufroi, called Leufroi, in January 1830, and Drosin Charles, called Charles, in August 1833.  Their daughters married into the Dupré, Levron, and LeBoeuf families.  Jean Charles, fils remarried to Rosalie, daughter of Anglo-American William Comstock and widow of ____ Aucoin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1854; Jean Charles was 52 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Célestin Wallis was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1854.  Jean Charles, fils died in Terrebonne Parish in April 1858; he was 57 years old.  One wonders if the community of Île Jean Charles, south of Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, was named after him or his father.  

1a

Leufroi married Aimée Marguerite, daughter of Anglo-American Jules Butler, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1860.  Their son Jean Séraphin Ernest had been born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1859, and Eugène Adam was born near Montegut in February 1866.  By the early 1880s, Leufroi had moved his family from Terrebonne Parish all the way up to the Ville Platte area of St. Landry, now Evangeline, Parish.  

1b

Narcisse married Marguerite Rose or Rose Marguerite, also called Rosalie, daughter of perhaps French Creole Jean Baptiste Verdin, probably in Terrebonne Parish in the early 1860s.  Their son Bernard was born near Montegut in October 1864, Antoine Clément in November 1866, and Jean Victor in May 1869.  

1c

During the War Between the States, Charles served in Company K of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  While still a part of his regiment, Charles married Adeline, daughter of French Creole Alexis LeBoeuf, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1865; Adeline's mother was a Thériot.  Their son Drosin Marcel was born near Montegut in March 1866.  

2

Jean Marie, born at Assumption in July 1804, married French Creole Pauline Verdin or Verdun, probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the late 1820s.  Their son Joseph was born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1836.  They also had a son named Marcellin or Marcellus Désiré.  Their daughter married into the Verret family (her husband was described by the recording priest as a free man of color).  Daughter Méranthe Arthémise, called Arthémise, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1831, bore a son named Jean Marie Adam in Terrebonne Parish in May 1863; the priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not name the father.  

2a

Marcellin Désiré married Marie Amelise, daughter of Charles Dardar, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1856, sanctified their marriage at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1865.  Their son Marcellin Désiré, fils was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1858, Clovis Jean in February 1860, Ernest near Montegut in September 1864, and Joseph Adolphe in February 1868. 

2b

Joseph, called a free man of color by the courthouse clerk in Houma, married Joséphine Armelise, called Armelise, daughter of Alexandre Billiot, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1860; the parish clerk called her a free woman of color (her mother, interestingly enough, was Marguerite Félicité Verdin, so she and Joseph were cousins); Joseph and Armelise sanctified the marriage at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1865.  Their son Désiré was born near Montegut in May 1865, Cyprien Lovincy in September 1867, and Joseph in January 1870. 

3

Hippolyte, born in Assumption Parish in May 1808, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Martin LeBlanc, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1826; the marriage also was recorded in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Joseph Hilaire was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1827, Michel in January 1831, Jean Maximin or Maximin Jean in July 1834, Hippolyte Félicien, called Félicien, in November 1837, and Jean Marie Onésime, called Onésime, in December 1842.  Their daughters married into the Pelegrin, Pontiff, and Theriot families.  In the 1840s, Hippolyte followed his brothers to Terrebonne Parish, where he remarried to Jeanne Adeline, called Adeline, daughter of François Trahan and widow of Hubert Usé, in a civil ceremony in June 1849, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church in May 1851.  Their son André Neuville, called Neuville, was born in Terrebonne Parish in 1852, and Félicien Hippolyte in May 1854.  

3a

Maximin Jean, by his first wife, married Elvire Émeline, called Émeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Thériot, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1853, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1857.  Their son Maxy Alfred was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1856, Ulysse Gerasine in April 1857, Wales Ernest in March 1859, Louis in Lafourche Parish in June 1861, and Joseph Martial in Terrebonne Parish in August 1864.  

3b

Michel, by his first wife, married Melite, daughter of fellow Acadian Maxilliere Hébert, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1860.  Their son Eugène F. was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1864, and François Angeno in January 1867.  

3c

Onésime, by his first wife, married Anastasie, daughter of Louis Dubois, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1861; Anastasie's mother was a Guidry.  Their son Adam Terence was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1864, and Aubin Célestin near Montegut in April 1867.  

3d

Joseph Hilaire, by his first wife, married Héloise, daughter of French Creole Solomon Verret, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1864.  Their son Joseph was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1868.  

3e

Félicien Hippolyte, by his second wife, married Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Joseph LeBoeuf, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1865.  

3f

Neuville, by his second wife, married Mélanie, daughter of Louis Soudelier or Sourdelier, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1870; Melanie's mother was a Foret.  

4

François, born on Bayou Terrebonne probably in the 1810s, married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Bourg of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1836.  Their son Joseph Marcelier was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1839, Sylvain Simon in February 1846, Édouard in Terrebonne Parish in December 1850, Amédée Neuville in January 1853, Paul James in May 1859, and François Ezear in March 1862.  They also had a son named Émile.  Their daughters married into the Dardeau, Dugas, Usé, and Vidrine families; one of them settled at Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish.  

Émile married Émilie, daughter of French Creole Augustin Dupré, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1867.  

5

Youngest son Hyacinthe, born on Bayou Terrebonne probably in the 1820s, married Adele Ursule, another daughter of Jean Bourg, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1845.  He does not seem to have fathered any sons.

Paul NAQUIN (1780-? ; Jean dit L'Étoile, François)

Paul, younger son of Charles Naquin and Anne Doiron, born at Archigny, Poitou, France, in May 1780, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He was not counted with them at Valenzuéla in January 1788, when he would have been only 7 years old, so he probably died young.  One wonders if he even survived the crossing from France, or if he died perhaps of smallpox at New Orleans soon after the family reached Louisiana. 

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Other NAQUINs in the Lafourche Valley

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

Arsène Naquin married French Creole Marie Berthelot.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafourche Parish "at age 8 yrs." in November 1864. 

Thomas Naquin married Angella Célestin in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Thomas an Acadian? 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Patrick Naquin, "from Ireland, a Catholic," died at Opelousas in July 1793, age unrecorded.  The priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give Patrick's parents' names or mention a wife.  One wonders if he was kin to the Acadian Naquins of the Bayou Lafourche valley, or if his actual surname only sounded like the Acadian name. 

CONCLUSION

Naquins settled fairly early in Acadia, but they came "late" to Louisiana.  In fact, if the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to the colony, there probably would be no Naquins in the Bayou State today, at least none with Acadian ancestry.  Like many families from the Maritime region, they suffered terribly in the deportation to France during the late 1750s.  The years in France also took their toll on the family's spirit.  Death continued to plague them on the voyage to New Orleans in 1785, but enough of them survived to secure a place for this family in the development of southeastern Louisiana.  During the early antebellum period, one looks in vain for Naquins along the Mississippi River or on the western prairies.  Most of them remained along bayous Lafourche and Terrebonne, where their Acadian immigrant ancestors had settled in 1786.  Others moved farther south to the edge of the Terrebonne marshes, especially around the communities of Montegut (pronounced MON-tee-gyoo) and Pointe-aux-Chênes and along Bayou Petit Caillou, where they farmed, fished, and trapped.  Some of them moved west from the Lafourche valley to Chacahoula, east of Bayou Black.  

Church records reveal only one non-Acadian Naquin, an Irishman, living in South Louisiana during the late colonial period, but there is no evidence that he created a family of his own.  No non-Acadian Naquin families emerge in the Bayou State during the antebellum period.  Most, if not all, of the Naquins of South Louisiana, then, are descendants of master tailor Jean dit L'Étoille of haute-rivière, Port-Royal, Acadia. 

During the late antebellum period, a number of Naquins owned slaves.  Pierre Paul, fils of Lafourche Parish held 20 slaves in 1850, which qualified him as a planter.  That same year, cousin Paul Naquin held 13 slaves on his Bayou Lafourche farm.  But most of their Naquin relations, especially those in slave-rich Terrebonne Parish, owned no slaves at all, at least none who appeared on the federal slave schedules of 1850 and 1860.  Most members of the family, then, participated only peripherally in the South's antebellum plantation economy.  

Dozens of Naquins served Louisiana in uniform during the War Between the States.  Most of them served honorably and returned to their loved ones after the Southern Confederacy fell in 1865.  At least one member of the family died in Confederate service.  Maximin Mertile, son of Maximin Naquin, enlisted in Company E of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry in May 1861 at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish.  That summer, the 4th Louisiana Infantry was sent to the Mississippi coast, where its companies were stationed at Pascagoula, Biloxi, Pass Christian, Ship Island, and Mississippi City.  Maximin Mertile fell ill and died in a hospital at Mississippi City probably in September 1861; he was only 19 years old.  Father Charles Menard of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodeaux, in a letter to the archbishop of New Orleans, claimed that 2,000 people attended the young soldier's funeral on 7 October 1861.  

During the war, especially in the summer and fall of 1862, successive Federal incursions devastated the Lafourche and Terrebonne valleys.  Confederate foragers also plagued the area when Union forces were not around.  

After the war, Naquins remained on their simple homesteads along the bayous and marshes of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  Those who had owned slaves did the best they could in a free-labor postwar economy.  A few moved west to lower Bayou Teche, especially to the New Iberia area, and, by the 1880s, some of them had moved as far upstream as Cecilia and Arnaudville in upper St. Martin Parish.  One family of Naquins could be found near Ville Platte, in present-day Evangeline Parish, far out on the prairie west of Opelousas.  And when the material economy of the twentieth century began to transform the lives of Louisiana's Cajuns, there was the lure of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and even Houston, Texas.  But the great majority of the descendants of Ambroise and Charles Naquin remained in the Lafourche and Terrebonne valleys, where, especially in the cities of Thibodaux and Houma, they can be found in large numbers today.  

The family's name also is spelled Nakin, Nanquien, Naquien, Naquine. 

Sources:   1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafourche Parish; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafourche Parish; Arsenault, Généalogie, 702-03, 1506-07, 2564; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 337, 573-74; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A; <mwtalbotandassoc.design.officelive.com/Talbot.aspx>; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family Nos. 6, 11; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 50, 100, 149, 150, 187; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 80-81, 132; Richey, Tirailleurs, 22, 271; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 32-33, 138; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 634-39; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 113-14, 183; White, DGFA-1, 1247-48; White, DGFA-1 English, 265.

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Ambroise NAQUIN 01 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1725, probably Cobeguit; son of Jacques NAQUIN & Jeanne MELANÇON; brother of Anne-Marie; plowman; married, age 24, Élisabeth, daughter of probably Claude BOURG & Judith GUÉRIN, c1749; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Ambroise NAQUIN, de l'Isle Saint Jean, age 34; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife & 2 sons; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 60, head of family
Anne NAQUIN 02 Sep 1785 Asp born c1734, probably Cobeguit; daughter of François NAQUIN & Angélique BLANCHARD; sister of Charles; at Ance-à-PINET, Île St.-Jean, 1752, age 18; married (1)François GAUTREAUX, widower of _____, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 24; at Plouër, France, 1759-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-66; married, age 30, (2)Charles, son of Joseph DUGAS & _____, & widower of Euphrosine THÉRIOT, 16 Sep 1765, St.-Suliac; at St.-Meloir-des-Onde, France, 1766-72; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 50; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne NAQUIN widow DUGATS, age 50[sic], with daughter Rose[Marie-GAUTREAUX] age 24, orphan Anne HÉBERT [actually LEBERT] age 11, son-in-law Mathurin DAUNIS age 24, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 30 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anne NAQUIN, age 56, with son-in-law Mathurin DONIS age 24, minor Jean CLÉMENT age 15, "minor premise" Marie _____ [CLÉMENT?] age 15, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 130 qts. corn, 5 horned cattle, 1 horse, 15 swine
Anne-Marie NAQUIN 04 Sep 1785 Asp born c1738, probably Cobeguit; called Marie; daughter of Jacques NAQUIN & Jeanne MELANÇON; sister of Ambroise; at Ance-a-PINET, Île St.-Jean, 1752, age 14; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Marie, age 16[sic]; married, age 23, Pierre, son of François BOURG & Madeleine HÉBERT, 26 Jan 1761, St.-Suliac, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, 1776-84; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 46; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie NAQUIN widow BOURG, age 45[sic], with son Pierre BOURG age 20, daughters Jeanne [BOURG] age 21, Victoire [BOURG] age 14, 6 arpents, 18 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 8 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie NAQUIN Widow BOURG, age 54, with son Pierre [BOURG] age 23, daughters Jeanne [BOURG] age 24, Victoire [BOURG] age 16, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 58, with family of son-in-law Josef D'AIGLE, daughter Victoria BOURQUE; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne NAQUIN, Widow, age 60, with Anne DUGATS, Widow, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Joseph DAIGLE; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie RACIO[sic], Widow, age 60, with family of son-in-law Joseph DAIGLE, including daughters Victoire & Jeanne; died [buried] Assumption Parish 20 Sep 1822, age 86[sic]
Anne-Marie NAQUIN 03 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 9 Sep 1766, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON; sister of Jean-Charles, Ives, Marguerite-Ludivine, Paul, & Renée; at St.-Suliac, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-1780s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 20, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 24, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana, age 30[sic], with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 31, with widowed father & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 20[sic], with widowed father, brothers, & "orphan" Jean CLÉMENT; married, age 36, Jean-Baptiste-Théodore, son of Charles HENRY & Marguerite-Josèphe THÉRIOT, & widower of Marie-Félicité BOUDREAUX, 26 Jul 1803, Assumption, now Plattenville
Charles NAQUIN 05 Sep 1785 Asp born c1738, probably Cobeguit; son of Francois NAQUIN & Angélique BLANCHARD; brother of Anne; at Ance-à-PINET, Île St.-Jean, 1752, age 14; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 21; day laborer; at Plouër, France, 1759-64; married, age 27, Anne, daughter of Thomas DOIRON & Anne GIROIR, 19 Nov 1765, St.-Suliac; at St.-Suliac, France, 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-80s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with no wife, 2 sons, & 4 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 48, widower, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 50, with sons Jean age 19, Yves [actually daughter] age 17, daughters Anne age 20, Renette age 10, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 60 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 53, with sons Jean age 18, daughters Anne age 24, Rennés age 14, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 8 horned cattle, 1 horse, 28 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos, age 60[sic], with son Juan age 24, daughters Ana age 30, & Renata age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 61, with son Jean age 21, & daughter Anne age 31, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 60, with daughter Anne age 20, sons Jean age 24, & Benoit [probably daughter Renée] age 19, & "orphan" Jean CLÉMENT age 21, 8/45 arpents, 0 slaves
Ives or Olive NAQUIN 06 Sep 1785 Asp born 15 Sep 1769, probably St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON; sister of Anne-Marie, Jean-Charles, Marguerite-Ludivine, Paul, & Renée; at St.-Suliac, 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-80s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 16; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Yves, son, age 17[sic], with widowed father & siblings; married, age 19, Jean DUPRÉ, 21 Jan 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Olive, age 21, with husband Jean DUPRES & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Oliva, age 25, with husband Juan DUPRES, sons Maturino [DUPRÉS] age 4, & Juan Carlos [DUPRÉS] age 3; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Oliva, age 26[sic], with husband Jean DUPRE age 32, sons Mathurin [DUPRÉ] age 5, & Jean-Charles [DUPRÉ] age 3, 0 slaves
Jean-Charles NAQUIN 07 Sep 1785 Asp born 28 Sep 1771, probably St.-Suliac, France; son of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON; brother of Anne-Marie, Ives, Marguerite-Ludivine, Paul, & Renée; at St.-Suliac, 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-80s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 19[sic], with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 18, with widowed father & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 24, with widowed father & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean, age 21[sic], with widowed father & sister; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean, age 24[sic], with widowed father, sisters, & "orphan" Jean CLEMENT; married, age 29, Madeleine, daughter of Jean LEBOEUF & Marie-Renée MATHERNE of St.-Charles des Allemands, 28 Dec 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville
Joseph-Jacques NAQUIN 08 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, France; son of Ambroise NAQUIN & Élisabeth BOURG; twin brother of Pierre-Paul; at St.-Suliac, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 19; married, age 21, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Pierre ARCEMENT & Marie HÉBERT, 17 Apr 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 24, with wife Marie-Josèph[e] age 28, son Broise age 1, daughter Marie age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 2 horses, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 30, with wife Maria Josefa age 33, son Josef age 5, & daughter Maria age 1, next to brother-in-law Pedro DUGAT; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 31, with wife Marie age 34, son Joseph age 6, & daughter Marie age 2, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Pierre DUGATS; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 33, with wife Marie age 35, sons Joseph age 7, Ambroise age 1, daughter Marie age 10, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Pierre DUGATS
Marguerite-Ludivine NAQUIN 09 Sep 1785 Asp? baptized 25 Feb 1775, Leigne-les-bois, Poitou, France; called Ludivine; daughter of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON; sister of Anne-Marie, Ives, Jean-Charles, Paul, & Renée; in Poitou, 1775-80s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of her family
Paul NAQUIN 10 Sep 1785 Asp? baptized 2 May 1780, Archigny, Poitou, France; son of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON; brother of Anne-Marie, Ives, Jean-Charles, Marguerite-Ludivine, & Renée; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 3[sic]; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of his family
Pierre-Paul NAQUIN 11 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, France; son of Ambroise NAQUIN & Élisabeth BOURG; twin brother of Joseph; at St.-Suliac, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 19; married, age 21, Anne-Théotiste, daughter of Pierre ROBICHAUX & Anne HÉBERT, 17 Jul 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 22, with wife Anne age 18, no children; 6 arpents, 10 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Pierre, age 25, with wife Anne age 20, sons Joseph age 2, François age 1, 0 slaves, 3 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 80 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 1 horse, 15 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro, age 30, with wife Ana age 25, son Josef age 7 daughters Rosalia age 4, & Maria age 2, & [orphan] Juana BOURQUE age 30; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre, age 31, with wife Anne age 26, son Joseph age 8, daughters Rosalie age 5, Marie age 3, & "orphan" Jeanne BOURG age 32, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre, age 81[sic, probably meant 31], with sons Joseph age 8, Pierre age 2, daughter Rosalie age 5, & "single" [probably his wife!] Anne ROBICHO age 27, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 1 Jan 1851, age 84  #
Renée NAQUIN 12 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 10 Feb 1777, Leigne-les-bois, Poitou, France; daughter of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON; sister of Anne-Marie, Ives, Jean-Charles, Marguerite-Ludivine, & Paul; in Poitou, 1777-80s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 8; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Renette, age 10, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Rennes, age 14, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Renata, age 18, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called "son" Benoît, age 19, with widowed father & siblings; married, age 23, Jean-Pierre, son of Joseph DUGAS & Anastasie BARRILLEAUX, 18 Feb 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Ambroise NAQUIN, & lists him with his wife & 2 sons; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1507, his profile in the Cobequid section, calls him Ambroise NAQUIN, says he was born in 1725 but gives no birthplace, says his parents were François NAQUIN & Angélique BLANCHARD, that wife Élisabeth BOURG was sans doute la fille de Claude BOURG & Judith GUÉRIN, that they married c1750 but gives no place of marriage, & lists only 1 child for them, daughter Élisabeth, born in 1751, but gives no birthplace; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 6, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he, his wife, age 33, & 2 of their children, daughter Élisabeth, age 7, & son Jean-Baptiste, age 5, survived the crossing, but 2 of their children, son Pierre, age 4, & daughter Marguerite, age 2, died at sea, & daughter Madeleine, born 4 Apr 1759, less than a month after they reached France, died age 1 mo. on 4 May 1759, probably at St.-Malo; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 634-35, Family No. 734, calls him Ambroise NAQUIN, says he was born c1725 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says his wife Élizabeth BOURG was born c1728 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, says they married c1749 but gives no place of marriage, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Élizabeth, born c1750 but gives no birthplace, died 16 Aug 1771, age 21, & buried 17 Aug 1771, St.-Suliac, son Jean-Baptiste, born c1753 but gives no birthplace, died 10 Jun 1766, age 13, buried 11 Jun 1766, St.-Suliac, son Pierre, born c1755 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, daughter Marguerite, born c1757 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, daughter Madeleine-Françoise, born 4 Apr 1759, baptized 5 Apr 1759, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Pierre BOURG, her uncle, & Françoise LE POITRE, died 4 May 1759, age 1 mo., St.-Servan, daughter Marguerite-Suline, born & baptized 13 Oct 1760, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Joseph MINIAC & Marguerite-Josèphe HÉBERT, died 18 Dec 1761, buried 19 Dec 1761, St.-Suliac, son Ambroise-François, born 24 May 1763, baptized 25 May 1763, St.-Suliac, godson of Pierre BOURG & Élizabeth NAQUIN, died 14 Mar 1774, age about 11, Pont Hougart, buried 15 Mar 1774, Pleudihen, son Joseph-Jacques, a twin, born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, godson of Jean-Baptiste NAQUIN & Tarsille NAQUIN, son Pierre-Paul, a twin, born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, godson of Paul LANDRY & Marie-Madeleine BOURG, & daughter Madeleine-Hélène, born & baptized 19 Oct 1768, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Alain BOURG & Anne DOIRON, says he, his wife, & daughter Élizabeth were at Ance-à-PINNET, Île St.-Jean, in 1752, that he, his wife, son Jean-Baptiste, & daughter Élizabeth disembarked at St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759 from du Supply, & that the family lived at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 138, Family No. 251, calls him Ambroise NAQUIN, says that he was born in 1725 but gives no birthplace, says that his parents were Jacques NAQUIN & Jeanne MELANSON, that wife Élizabeth BOURG was born c1726 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names,, says they married c1749 but gives no place of marriage, includes the death/burial record of daughter Madeleine-Hélène, died age 8 & buried 4 Aug 1776, St.-Jacques, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Ambroise NAQUIN, laboureur, age 60, on the embarkation list, & Ambroise NAQUIN, plowman, age 60, on the complete listing, says that he was in the 24th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 2 sons, details his marriage, says his parents were Jacques NAQUIN & Jeanne MELANÇON but does not give her parents'  names, says that they married c1749 but gives no place of marriage, & that twin sons Joseph & Pierre were born in 1766 but gives no birthplace.

Why were he & his wife not in the Valenzuéla census of 1788?  Did they even survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive.  He & his wife may have been victims of the smallpox that plagued the passengers of Le St.-Rémi soon after it reached the colony.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64.

02.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Anne NAQUIN, & lists her with her husband, a daughter, & a female minor; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 100, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she, with her husband Francois GAUTROT, age 34, survived the crossing, but all 4 of their children--sons Jean-Baptiste, age 12, & Francois-Xavier, age 4, & daughters Marie-Rose, age 6, & Catherine, age 2--died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 342, Family No. 415, calls her Anne NAQUIN, says she was born c1735 but gives no birthplace, calls her first husband Francoise GAUTROT, says he was born c1725 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he died 23 Apr 1763 "in England"[sic], includes birth/baptismal & death/burial data on son Jean-Baptiste GAUTROT, born c1746 "possibly of a previous wife" but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, daughter Marie-Rose GAUTROT, born c1752 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, son François-Xavier GAUTROT, born c1754 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, daughter Catherine GAUTROT, born c1756 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, daughter Marie-Anne GAUTROT, born & baptized 15 Feb 1761, Plouër, goddaughter of Charles NAQUIN (maternal uncle) & Marie PITRE, & daughter Rose-Marie GAUTROT, born 5 Dec 1762, baptized 6 Dec 1762, Plouër, goddaughter of Nobleman Joseph BOURDE, Sr. de Champs, & Marie LEBLANC, says he & her husband disembarked at St.-Malo on 23 Jan 1759 from one of the Five Ships, & lists the family's residences in the St.-Malo area, 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 290, Family No. 357, calls her Anne NAQUIN, says she was born c1735 but gives no birthplace, gives her first husband's name, details her second marriage, including the names of her second husband's father & first wife, & says she & her second husband resided at St.-Melior from 1766-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Anne NAQUIN, sa [Charles DUGAT's] feme, age 50, on the embarkation list, Anne NAQUIN, his [Charles DUGAT's] wife, age 50, on the complete listing, says she was in the 31st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband, a daughter, & a female minor.  

The family just above hers on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi is that of her brother Charles.  

03.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Anne [NAQUIN], & lists her with her widowed father & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Anne, sa [Charles NAQUIN's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Anne NAQUIN, his [Charles NAQUIN's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:377, 562 (ASM-2, 85), her marriage record, calls her Ana NAQUIN of St.-Malo, gives her & her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BOUDRAUX & Ambroise HÉBERT.  

Why did she wait so long to marry?

04.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie NAQUIN, & lists her with her husband & 3 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 638-39, Family No. 737, calls her Anne-Marie NAQUIN, says she was born c1738 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents'  names, says her father was born c1700 but gives no birthplace, says he was a ploughman & "died during the disembarkation from one of the 'Five ships' in 1759, that her mother was born c1706 but gives no birthplace, that her mother was daughter of Pierre MELANSON but does not give her mother's mother's name, details her family's residence on Île St.-Jean in 1752, as well as her deportation to St.-Malo in 1758-59; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 150, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, her father, called Jean-Baptiste on the passsenger list, age 63 & a widower, died as soon as he disembarked from the ship, & brother Pierre, age 18, died in the hospital at St.-Malo 8 Mar 1759, a month & a half after they reached France, so she was the only one to survive the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 157-58, Family No. 184, calls her Anne-Marie NAQUIN, says she was born c1743 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details his marriage, including her husband's parents' names, & includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Suline BOURG, born 18 Sep 1763 & baptized 19 Sep 1763, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Alain BOURG & Élizabeth NAQUIN, died age 10 of smallpox & buried 18 May 1773, St.-Suliac, daughter Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise BOURG, born & baptized 24 Jun 1765, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Paul LANDRY & Tergide NAQUIN, son Pierre-Olivier BOURG, born 15 Apr 1767 & baptized 16 Apr 1767, St.-Suliac, godson of Ambroise NAQUIN (paternal uncle) & Marie-Madeleine BOURG, daughter Marguerite-Victoire BOURG, born & baptized 24 Dec 1768, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN & Anne DOIRON, daughter Anne-Pérrine BOURG, born & baptized 17 Jan 1771, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Jérôme GUÉRIN & Marie PITRE, died 26 Jan 1771, age 10 days, & buried 27 Jan 1771, St.-Suliac, & son Ambroise-David BOURG, born & baptized 4 Feb 1772, St.-Suliac, godson of Ambroise PITRE & Sulienne BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 32-33, Family No. 60, calls her Anne-Marie NAQUIN, says she was born c1733 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents'  names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Ambroise-David BOURG, died age 4 & buried 8 May 1776, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daughter Marie-Madeleine BOURG, baptized 13 Apr 1779, died age 3 1/2 & buried 14 Jun 1782, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, son Jean-Marie BOURG, baptized 2 Sep 1781, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, died age 28 mos. & buried 4 Jan 1784, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & daughter Marguerite BOURG, died age 16 & buried 2 Oct 1784, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Marie NAQUIN, sa [Pierre BOURG's] feme, age 46, on the embarkation list, & Marie NAQUIN, his [Pierre BOURG's] wife, age 46, on the complete listing, says she was in the 25th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 3 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage, & says daughter Jeanne BOURG was born in 1765 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 4:426 (ASM-3, 153), her death/burial record, calls her Marie NAQUIN, age 86 yrs., but does not give her parents' or husband's name.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 25, 68, 109, 111, 156.

Why was her age so understated on the passenger list of one of the Five Ships of 1758-59?  Her estimated birth year is calculated from other sources, especially the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi & the LA censuses in which she is found.  

Where did the Spanish census taker on Bayou Lafourche in 1798 get RACIO?  Is this a misprint?  

05.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Charles NAQUIN, & lists him without a wife & 6 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 149, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, both his parents, ages 54, & 53, & 5 of his 6 siblings perished in the ordeal--unmarried brother François, fils, age 26, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 30 Jan 1759, a week after they reached the port city, sisters Marie-Anastasie, age 17, & Ursule, age 14, also died in hospital, 9 Apr & 31 Jan respectively, while sisters Marie-Anne, age 8, & Marguerite, age 6, died at sea, that only sister Tersile, age 10, survived the crossing with him; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 636, Family No. 735, calls him Charles NAQUIN, says he was born c1738 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, calls his wife Anne DOIRON, says she was born c1744 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, includes birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Anne-Marie, born & baptized 9 Sep 1766, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Pierre DOIRON & Tarsille NAQUIN, daughter Jeanne-Marguerite, born 5 Apr 1768 & baptized 6 Apr 1768, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Jacche DOIRON & Anne NAQUIN, died age 6 1/2 mos., 22 Oct 1768, buried same day at St.-Suliac, daughter Yves, born 15 Sep 1769, no birthplace given, son Jean-Charles, born 28 Sep 1771, no birthplace given, & son Joseph-Suliac, born 18 Jun 1773, baptized 19 Jun 1773, St.-Suliac, godson of Nobleman Joseph Thomas ST. DE LA CHABOSSIERE & Marie GAUTROT, died age 15 days, 3 Jul 1773 & buried 4 Jul 1773, St.-Suliac, says he & his parents disembarked at St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759 from one of the "Five Ships," & that his family resided at Plouër from 1759-64 & at St.-Suliac from 1765-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 80-81, Family No. 158, calls him Charles NAQUIN, says he was born c1738 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he was a laborer, details his marriage, calls his wife Anne DOIRON, says she was born c1744 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she died age 40 & was buried 18 Jul 1782 at Archigny, Poitou, & includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marguerite-Ludivine, baptized 25 Feb 1775, Leigne-les-bois, goddaughter of Hilaire CLÉMENT & Marie DOIRON, daughter Renée, baptized 10 Feb 1777, Leigne-les-bois, goddaughter of Henry CRON & Renée FERRE, daughter Marie, baptized 5 Jan 1779, Leigne-les-bois, goddaughter of Jean-Charles GUILLOT & ____ NAQUIN, died age 3 mos. & buried 17 Apr 1779, Leigne-les-bois, & son Paul, baptized 2 May 1780, Archigny, godson of Paul GUILLOT & Anne NAQUIN; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls him Charles NAQUIN, laboureur, age 48, on the embarkation list, & Charles NAQUIN, day laborer, age 48, on the complete listing, says he was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with no wife & 6 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, says his wife died 18 Jul 1782 but gives no place of death or burial, that daughter Marguerite-Ludivine was born in 1775, daughter Renée in 1777, & son Paul in 1780, but gives no birthplaces.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46, 91, 132, 178.

His wife's name also can be found in the marriage records of his children in BRDR, 2:562-63.  Though he was only 44 when his wife died, he never remarried.  

The family just below his on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi is that of his sister Anne.  

06.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Yves [NAQUIN], & lists her with her widowed father & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Ives, sa [Charles NAQUIN's] fille, age 16, on the embarkation list, & Ives NAQUIN, his [Charles NAQUIN's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:269, 563 (ASC-2, 11), her marriage record, calls her Ives NAQUIN, calls her husband Jean DUPUIS, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witness to her marriage was Jean-Charle GOTRO.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46, 52, 78, 180.

The Lafourche valley censuses of 1791, 1795, & 1797 list her husband as DUPRÉS or DUPRÉ, which is not Acadian but French Creole.

07.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean [NAQUIN], & lists him with his widowed father & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls him Jean, son [Charles NAQUIN's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Jean NAQUIN, his [Charles NAQUIN's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his widowed father & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:486, 563 (ASM-2, 58), his marriage record, calls him Juan Carlos NAQUIN of Diocese of Treguier in France, calls his wife Magdalena LE BEUF of St. John the Baptist Parish, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Juan BOUDREAUX & Ambrosio HÉBERT.  

08.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Joseph [NAQUIN], & lists him with his parents & twin brother; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2564, calls him Joseph NAQUIN, says he was born in 1740 but gives no birthplace, says he was son of François [NAQUIN] & Angélique BLANCHARD of Cobeguit, that he married Marie ARCENEAUX c1765 but gives no place of marriage, lists only 1 child for them, daughter Marie, born in 1788 but gives no birthplace, & says he settled at Ascension; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 635, Family No. 734, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Jacques NAQUIN, says he was a twin, that his parents were Ambroise NAQUIN & Élizabeth BOURG, that his godparents were Jean-Baptiste NAQUIN & Tarsille NAQUIN, & that his family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 138, Family No. 251, calls him Joseph [NAQUIN], shows that his parents were Ambroise NAQUIN & Élizabeth BOURG, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Joseph, son [Ambroise NAQUIN's] fils, charpentier, age 19, on the embarkation list, & Joseph NAQUIN, his [Ambroise NAQUIN's] son, carpenter, age 19, on the complete listing, says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & twin brother, & that he & his twin brother were born in 1766 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:26, 563 (ASC-2, 7), his marriage record, calls him Joseph NAQUIN, calls his wife Marie ARSENAU[sic], does not give his or her parents' names, typical of the priest at Ascension then, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph HÉBERT, Ambroise GARIDET, & Joseph TÉRRIOT.

09.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Ludovinne [NAQUIN], & lists her with her widowed father & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 80, Family No. 158, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Ludivine NAQUIN, & says her godparents were Hilaire CLÉMENT & Marie DOIRON; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Ludovinne, sa [Charles NAQUIN's] fille, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Ludovinne NAQUIN, his [Charles NAQUIN's] daughter, age 10, on the complete listing, says she was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 5 siblings, &, calling her Marguerite-Ludivine, says she was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace.

What happened to her in LA?  The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi, unfortunately, did not survive.  She could have been one of the victims of the smallpox that struck the passengers of Le St.-Rémi soon after they reached the colony.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64.

10.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Paul [NAQUIN], & lists him with his widowed father & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 80-81, Family No. 158, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Paul NAQUIN, & says his godparents were Paul GUILLOT & Anne NAQUIN; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls him Paul, son [Charles NAQUIN's] fils, age 3, on the embarkation list, & Paul NAQUIN, his [Charles NAQUIN's] son, age 3, on the complete listing, says he was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his widowed father & 5 siblings, & that he was born in 1780 but gives no birthplace.  

What happened to him in LA?  The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi, unfortunately, did not survive.  He could have been one of the victims of the smallpox that struck the passengers of Le St.-Rémi soon after they reached the colony.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64.

11.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre [NAQUIN], & lists him with his parents & twin brother; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 635, Family No. 734, his birth/burial record, calls him Pierre-Paul NAQUIN, says he was a twin, that his parents were Ambroise NAQUIN & Élizabeth BOURG, that his godparents were Paul LANDRY & Marie-Madeleine BOURG, & that his family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 138, Family No. 251, calls him Pierre [NAQUIN], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Pierre, son [Ambroise NAQUIN's] fils, charpentier, age 19, on the embarkation list, & Pierre NAQUIN, his [Ambroise NAQUIN's] son, carpenter, age 19, on the complete listing, says he was in the 24th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & twin brother, & that he & his twin brother were born in 1766 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:563, 636 (ASC-2, 9), his marriage record, calls him Pierre-Paul NAQUIN, does not give his or his wife's parents' names, typical of the priest at Ascension then, but says they all were Acadians, & that the witness to his marriage was Pierre BOURQUE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:385 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #702), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre NAQUIN, does not gives his parents' names or mention a wife, & says he was 84 years old when he died.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 132.

Why did the census taker at Valenzuéla in Jan 1798 call Pierre's wife "single"?

He was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors.

12.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Renné [NAQUIN], & lists her with her widowed father & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 80-81, Family No. 158, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Renée NAQUIN, & says her godparents were Henry CRON & Renée FERRE; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Renné, sa [Charles NAQUIN's] fille, age 8, on the embarkation list, & Renné NAQUIN, his [Charles NAQUIN's] daughter, age 8, on the complete listing, says she was in the 30th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 5 siblings, & that she was born in 1777 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:257, 563 (ASM-2, 49), her marriage record, calls her Reynalda NAQUIN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says all of the parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph DUGAT & Ambroise HÉBERT.  

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