APPENDICES

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

SAVOIE/SAVOY

[sah-VWAH, sah-VOY]

ACADIA

François Savoie, a farmer perhaps from Martaizé, near Loudun, south of the Loire valley in France, born in c1621, came to Acadia probably in the 1640s In c1651, he married Catherine, sister of Edmée Lejeune, wife of early Acadian settler François GautrotFrançois and Catherine had nine children, only two of them sons:  Germain, born at Port-Royal in c1654, and François, fils, in c1663.  Their six daughters married into the Corporon, Triel dit Laperrière, Pellerin, Levron dit Nantois, Préjean dit Le Breton, and Chiasson families. 

Germain was the only one of François's sons to create a family of his own In c1678, he married Marie, daughter of Vincent Breau dit Vincelotte, at Port-RoyalGermain and Marie remained at Port-Royal and had a dozen children, including five sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Three of their daughters married into the Blanchard, Babineau dit Deslauriers, and Poirier families. 

Oldest son Germain, fils, born in c1682, married Geneviève, daughter of Nicolas Babineau, at Port-Royal in January 1709.  They had 10 children, including fives sons who married into the Landry, Blanchard, Martin, and Bourg families.  Three of their daughters married into the Dupuis, Pellerin, and Lanoue families.  Like his father, Germain, fils also remained in the Port-Royal area.

François le jeune, born in c1684, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Alexandre Richard, at Port-Royal in November 1707.  They had 13 children, including seven sons who married into the Thibodeau, Haché, Comeau, Arcand, Richard, Arseneau, Préjean, Lord, and Melanson families.  Five of their daughters married into the Arseneau, Comeau, Hébert dit Manuel, and Thibodeau families. 

Jean, born in c1692, married first to Marie, daughter of Jean Dupuis, at Port-Royal in November 1718, and then to Ursule, daughter of Pierre Thibodeau le jeune, probably at Port-Royal in c1745.  

Paul, born in c1696, married Judith, daughter of Jacques Michel, at Port-Royal in November 1722.  Unlike his father and his brothers, who remained at Port-Royal, Paul and his family moved to Chepoudy probably in the 1720s.  

Youngest son Charles, born in May 1703, married Françoise, daughter of Étienne Martin, at Port-Royal in January 1730. ...

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this large family to the winds. ...

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Savoies were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Most, if not all, of them who came to Louisiana reached the colony from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1765.  The first to arrive--three wives and a bachelor--settled on the western prairies:

A Savoie wife came to New Orleans in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party.  After a brief respite in New Orleans, she and her husband followed his Broussard kin to the Attakapas District, where they helped created La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:

Marguerite Savoie, age 29, came with husband Joseph dit Petit Jo Broussard dit Beausoleil of Petitcoudiac, age 41, and a 12-year-old son.  Marguerite was pregnant when she reached New Orleans; a daughter was born at Attakapas in April, perhaps the first Acadian child born west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Marguerite died a widow at a son-in-law's home at Côte Gelée in October 1816; the priest who recorded her burial said that she died "suddenly at age about 77 years," but she was closer to 80; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following February. 

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A bachelor and two wives, one of them a sister of the bachelor, who came the colony in 1765, went not to lower Bayou Teche but to the Opelousas District, north of Attakapas:

Pierre Savoie, age 24, came probably with his younger sister and her husband.  He married at Opelousas in 1772 and started a western branch of the family. 

Anastasie Savoie of Chepoudy, age 21, Pierre's sister, came with husband Charles Comeau of Chepoudy, age 23.  Their children were born at Opelousas.  Anastasie died at Opelousas in October 1802, in her late 50s. 

Marie-Modeste Savoie of Port-Royal, age unrecorded, widow of Paul Léger, came with two children, their ages also unrecorded.  Marie remarried to Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Missonniere of Paris probably at Opelousas in January 1769. 

Descendants of Pierre SAVOIE (c1741-1788; François, Germain)

Pierre, younger son of Paul Savoie and Judith Michel, born probably at Chepoudy in c1741, escaped the British roundup at Chignecto in 1755 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He ended up a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s and came to Louisiana in 1765 with several of his siblings.  He married Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Bourg, at Opelousas in July 1772.  Their daughters married into the David, Dupré, Guidry, and Richard families.  In 1785, Pierre owned four slaves, 60 head of cattle, 12 horses, and 20 hogs.  Although still a resident of the Opelousas District, he died at St.-Gabriel in the river in March 1788; he was only 47 years old; his succession record was filed at what became the Opelousas courthouse the following May; one wonders what he was doing at St.-Gabriel on the Mississippi at the time of his death.  Only his older son had sons of his own, and only one of his grandsons lived long enough to marry, but the grandson had several sons of his own.  Pierre and his older son settled far out on the northwestern prairies in present-day Evangeline Parish, where the line survived.  Pierre's younger son settled in what became Lafayette Parish, but, except for its blood, the line died out. 

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Older son Pierre dit Placide, baptized at Opelousas, age 5 months, in August 1781, married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babin, at Attakapas in October 1801.  They settled on Prairie Faquetaique near present-day Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish.  Their son Pierre Valcourt, called Valcourt, was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age 3 months, in December 1808, a son, name unrecorded, died 10 days after his birth in November 1813, and Joseph Devalcourt was born in January 1817 but died at age 13 in December 1829.  Their daughters married into the Aguillard, McGee, Teller or Taylor, and Young (originally Lejeune) families.  Pierre dit Placide's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1833; he would have been 52 years old that year.  Only one of his sons married, but his line continued. 

Pierre Valcourt married Eugènie, called Jane, daughter of German Creole Jean Ritter, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in 1828.  Their son Pierre was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1832, Éloi Pierre Valcourt in February 1834, and Valentin in May 1836.  They also had a son named François.  Their daughters married into the Leger and Young (Acadian, not Anglo) families.  Pierre Valcourt's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in March 1844; he would have been 36 years old that year. 

Pierre married Eugènie, daughter of German Creole André Miller, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Pierre, fils was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1854, Lastanie on Faquetaique Prairie in April 1861, Louis in May 1863, Valcourt le jeune in October 1865, and Placide near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1867.  They were living near Eunice, St. Landry Parish, in 1870. 

Éloi married Aspasie Françoise Ursine, daughter of Spanish Creole François Ursin Manuel, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1853.

Valentin married French Creole Denise Frugé.  Their son Cleopha was born on the Faquetaique Prairie in October 1861.  They were living near Eunice, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1860s. 

François may have married Eugènie David.  Their son Félix was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1862, and François, fils in June 1870.  

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Younger son Hippolyte, born probably at Opelousas in c1784, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Comeaux of Attakapas, at Opelousas in July 1807.  Their daughter married into the Broussard and Thibodeaux families.  Hippolyte died in Lafayette Parish in November 1827; he was only 43 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following January.  He and his wife had no sons, so, except for its blood, this line of the family did not survive. 

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During the late 1760s and early 1770s, two Savoies from the river, one of them an older brother of Pierre of Opelousas, crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled on the western prairies, adding substantially to the size of the family there:

Descendants of François-Joseph SAVOIE (c1730-1780; François, Germain)

François-Joseph, elder son of Paul Savoie and Judith Michel and brother of Pierre, was born probably at Chepoudy in c1730.  François-Joseph married Anne Aucoin perhaps before Le Grand Dérangement.  They escaped the British roundup at Chignecto in 1755, found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, and ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  Anne did not survive Le Grand Dérangement.  François came to Louisiana in 1765 as a widower with several of his younger siblings.  He remarried to fellow Acadian Marie Landry of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, widow of Joseph Bourg, at New Orleans in July 1765; theirs was one of the earliest Acadian marriages in Louisiana.  Marie died soon after the wedding, and François remarried again--his third marriage--to fellow Acadian Anne Thibodeaux at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, on the Acadian Coast, in October 1766.  They moved to the Attakapas District soon after their marriage, and Anne died there in the late 1760s.  Their daughter married into the Benoit and Guidry families.  François remarried yet again--his fourth marriage--to Marie-Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Martin dit Barnabé of Chignecto, at Attakapas in August 1769.  Spanish authorities counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at St.-Jacques in January 1777.  That May, however, they were counted at Attakapas, where they remained.  In 1777, François owned a single slave, four head of cattle, and three horses.  Most of his children came from his fourth wife.  Their daughters married into the Gilchrist, LeBlanc, and Prejean families.  François died at Attakapas in December 1780; the priest who recorded his burial said that François was 50 years old when he died.  No Acadian immigrant in Louisiana married more often than this fellow.  Note that his last three marriages occurred within a four-year span, July 1765-August 1769, a testimony, perhaps, to the rigors of childbirth before the era of modern medicine. 

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Oldest son François, fils, by his third wife, born at St.-Jacques in the late 1760s, married Apolline-Lucie or Lucie-Apolline, also called Anne-Apolline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Potier, at Opelousas in September 1792.  Apolline was a native of Le Havre, France, and had come to Louisiana in 1785 aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships.  They settled at Grand Coteau.  Their son François III was born in March 1797, Paul, called Hippolyte, was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in April 1801, Louis was born in September 1804, and Alexandre in April 1810.  Their daughters married into the Andrus, Boudreaux, Kennison, Marks, and Meche families.  François, fils died "at prairie du Grand Coteau" in February 1822; the priest who recorded his burial said that François, fils was 57 years old when he died, but he probably was a bit younger. 

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François III married Elise or Louise Emeranthe, called Meranthe, daughter of French Canadian Jean Baptiste Morin of Prairie Basse du Grand Coteau, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1816.  They settled at Grand Coteau.  Their son Louis was born in July 1817, François IV in c1820, Joseph Diogène in February 1822 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1824, and Jean Baptiste was born in August 1830.  Their daughter married into the Benoit family.  François III died near Grand Coteau in October 1854; he was 57 years old. 

François IV married Marie Élodie Valentin, called Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Léon Valentin Landry, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1848.  Their son Methode or Mentor was born near Grand Coteau in September 1849, Alfred in January 1851, and Victor near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in February 1862.  François IV died near Grand Coteau in February 1863; he was only 43 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Mentor married Emma, daughter of Louis Taylor, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1868; they registered their marriage in Lafayette Parish in January 1870.

Jean Baptiste married Françoise Amelina, called Amelina, daughter of German Creole Andeol Stelly, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1852; Françoise's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Andeol was born near Grand Coteau in January 1853, and François le jeune in December 1854.  A Jean Baptiste Savoie died near Grand Coteau in February 1861, age 26; the priest who recorded Jean Baptiste's burial, typical of the priest at Grand Coteau, did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, so one wonders if this is him.  The deceased Jean Baptiste's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February 1862; again, the document gives no hint of Jean Baptiste's identity. 

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Hippolyte, living at Opelousas, married Eugènie, daughter of Anglo-American Édouard Rose, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1821.  They settled at Grand Coteau.  Their son Hippolyte Azolin or Azolin Hippolyte was born in February 1822, François le jeune in July 1824, and Sylvain died a day after his birth in September 1831.

Azolin Hippolyte married Spanish Creole Lise Marie Castille at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1848.  Their child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Grand Coteau in September 1848, son Jean Lessin or Lucius, called Lucius, was born in December 1850 but died at age 5 years, 9 months, and 7 days in August 1856, and Norbert was born in June 1854 but died at age 6 1/2 in March 1861.

François le jeune married Marie Philomène, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Michel Forêt, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1850.  Their son Michel was born near Grand Coteau in June 1852 but died at age 4 in October 1856, and a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in October 1854.  Did this line survive?

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Louis married Marie Céleste or Célesie, called Célesie, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1827.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Don or Jean Louis had been born in December 1821.  Louis remarried to Clementine, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Barras, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1832.  Their son Julien was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1833, Hippolyte le jeune in September 1835 but died at age 4 in September 1839, Charles was born in February 1837, Sylvain in June 1841 but died at age 3 in August 1844, Léonard was born in January 1845, and Émile in June 1847.  Their daughters married into the Barras, Frederick, and Melançon families.  Louis, père died in St. Martin Parish in July 1869; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Louis died "at age 70 yrs,", but he was "only" 64; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following September. 

Don Louis, by his first wife, married Marie Aglae, called Aglae, daughter of Spanish Creole Jean Baptiste Castille, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1847.  Their son Jean Baptiste Aimar or Aymar was born near Grand Coteau in December 1848, Louis Oscar in February 1853, Marcellus in November 1859, François Evariste in November 1862, and Adolphe in June 1869.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family. 

Jean Baptiste Aymar married Léocade, daughter of Adolphe Richard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1870.

Julien, by his second wife, married cousin Elisa, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Barras, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1854.  Their son Marcellus le jeune in St. Martin Parish in June 1862, Aurelien in June 1864, Charles le jeune in February 1866 but died the following August, and Vincent was born in September 1868. 

Émile, by his second wife, died in St. Martin Parish in August 1865.  He was only 18 years old.  Was his death war-related? 

Léonard, by his second wife, married cousin Clementine, another daughter of Alexandre Barras, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1867.

Charles, by his second wife, married Félicia Dugas.  Their son Valérien was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in February 1868.

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Alexandre married French Creole Arthémise Neraut at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1843.  A succession record for Alexandre Savoie was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1867; if this was him, he would have been 57 years old that year.  Did his line survive?

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Pierre-Joseph, called Joseph, from his fourth wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1771, married Marie Anne, called Manon, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Cormier, at Attakapas in October 1796.  They settled at Carencro.  Their daughters married into the Frozard, Richard, Ritter, Stelly, and Teal or Tear families.  Joseph remarried to Marie Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Blanchard and widow of Jean Baptiste Breaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1810.  They settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Joseph Éloi was born in December 1811 but died at age 1 in December 1812, and François le jeune was born in March 1814.  Joseph remarried again--his third marriage--to cousin Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Martin of La Pointe and widow of Pierre Doucet, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1824.  Joseph died at La Pointe in November 1826; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 48 years old when he died, but he was closer to 55; his succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in February and August 1828 and revealed that he had a son named Cyprien, too (whose mother may have been Marie-Anne Arceneaux).

Cyprien, called "Cyprien of Laf." by the recording priest, married Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Auguste Nezat, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1839.

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Youngest son Hippolyte, by his fourth wife, born at Attakapas in c1778, married Marie-Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian François Guilbeau, at Atakapas in January 1800.  They settled at La Grand Pointe and Grand Bois on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Hippolyte, fils was born in May 1802, François Valcourt, called Valcourt, in February 1806, Alexandre in November 1807 but died at age 10 in November 1817, Éloi was born in May 1809 but died at age 5 1/2 in January 1815, a son, name unrecorded, died 4 days after his birth in September 1811, and Achille was born in June 1813.  Their daughters married into the Duhon and Melançon families.  Hippolyte died "at his home 'au large du' (around the countryside of) Grand Bois" in February 1814; he was only 36 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following August.  His sons settled in what became Lafayette Parish. 

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Hippolyte, fils married fellow Acadian Adélaïde Hébert probably in Lafayette Parish in the mid-1820s.  Their son Hippolyte III was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in October 1826, Hilaire was born in December 1827, Désiré was baptized at age 6 months in January 1830, Octave was born in July 1831, and Gustave in January 1833.  Their daughter married into the Trahan family.

Désiré married Aspasie, daughter of Anglo Creole Louis Sellers, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1849; Aspasie's mother was a Boudreaux.

Hilaire may have married fellow Acadian Marie Thelesia, called Thelesia, Giroir at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1861.  They did not remain on the Lafourche.  Their son Hippolyte was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in February 1862, Jean Baptiste Prosper near Brashear City, later Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, in August 1864, Numa near Youngsville in February 1867, and Joseph Ozée in July 1869. 

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François Valcourt married Marie Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1828.  Their son Osémé was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1833, Sylvanie in October 1843, Joseph near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1846, and Jean Narcisse in September 1848. 

Osémé married Meranthe Labove, probably Labauve, a fellow Acadian.  Their son Joseph Osémé was born near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, in October 1857, and Demosthène in December 1859.

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Achille married Marie Phelonie, Phelonise, or Philomène, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1833.  Their son Émile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in July 1836 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1838, Jean was born in February 1840, Alcide near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1847, Antoine in Lafayette Parish in January 1850, and Clebert in April 1853.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by 1854.  Their daughters married into the Baudoin, Bourg, Broussard, and Simon families.  

Descendants of Jean dit Valois SAVOIE (c1751-1803; François, Germain)

Jean, son of Charles Savoie and Françoise Martin, born probably at Port-Royal in c1751, escaped the British roundup in Nova Scotia in 1755 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He ended up a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s and came to Louisiana as a teenage orphan in 1765.  He followed his kinsmen to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river and married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre-Paul Boutin of Île Royale, at nearby Ascension in November 1773.  Marguerite had come to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767.  They followed her family to the Opelousas District not long after their marriage and settled on Bellevue Prairie, south of present-day Opelousas.  Their daughters married into the Andrus, Caruthers, Inogoso, Leger, Meche, Peck, Smith, and Venable families.  In 1788, Jean owned four slaves, 24 head of cattle, 20 horses, and 13 arpents of land.  He died at Opelousas in October 1803; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean died "at age about 50 yrs."; his succession record, which calls him Jean dit Valois, was filed at what became the Opelousas courthouse in March 1804. 

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Older son Joseph, baptized at Opelousas, age 8 months, in September 1782, married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Stelly, at Opelousas in February 1802.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Pierre was born in February 1803, Joseph, fils was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age 3 months, in December 1807, and Ursin was born in February 1814.  Their daughters married into the Dantin (Foreign French, not Acadian), Gay, Higginbotham, Mayer, Miller, Mouton, and Woods families.  Joseph died near Grand Coteau in March 1830; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 45 years old when he died, but he was 48; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following May. 

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Pierre married Marie Angélique, called Angélique, daughter of German Creole Jean Miller, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1824.  Pierre, called Peter by the recording priest, died near Grand Coteau in June 1841; he was only 38 years old.  Did his line of the family die with him? 

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Ursin married Pauline, daughter of French Canadian François Quebedeaux, at the Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1833.  Their son François le jeune was born near Grand Coteau in June 1836, Joseph in August 1838, and Jean Baptiste le jeune in March 1841.  Ursin died near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in December 1866; he was only 52 years old. 

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Joseph, fils married fellow Acadian Louise, also called Éloise, Loise, Louise, and Lise, Boudreaux at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1834.  Their son Idelphonse was born near Grand Coteau in January 1835 but died at age 1 in February 1836, Terence was born in February 1837, Émile in February 1839, Onésime in February 1843 but died at age 18 days, Aurelien was born in March 1844 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1846, Joseph Napoléon was born December 1848, and Félicien died at age 13 months in October 1852.  Their daughters married into the Campbell and Meche families.  Joseph, fils remarried to cousin Lucille or Lucy, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Boudreaux and widow of Onésime Richard, at the Grand Coteau church in October 1869. 

Émile, by his first wife, married cousin Anatalie, called Natalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Richard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1866; Natalie's mother, also, was a Boudreaux.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish. 

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Younger son Jean-Baptiste, called Jean, born at Opelousas in August 1786, married Marie Modeste, called Modeste and also Marie Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Marin Prejean, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1808.  They settled at Carencro.  Their son Jean Achille or Achille Jean was born in September 1813, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 8 days after its birth in December 1814, and Joseph le jeune, also called Joseph Jean, was born in July 1819.  They may have had a son named Déogène or Théogène Jean.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Bourque, Jagneau, and Miller families.  Jean died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1852; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean died "at age 72 yrs.," but he was "only" 66; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in May 1853. 

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Achille Jean married cousin Marie Elise, called Elise, Elisa, or Lisa,17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Maximilien Prejean, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1834.  Their son Joseph Maxille was born near Grand Coteau in October 1838 but died the following January, Jean was born in December 1845 but died at age 10 months in September 1846, Cyprien was born in September 1848, and Julien in May 1853.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Matte, and Richard families. 

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Théogène Jean married fellow Acadian Amelie or Emelia, called Melia, Prejean at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1845.  Their son Jean Théogène was born near Grand Coteau in September 1846, Joseph Philogène in August 1850, Onésime in September 1861 but died at age 1 1/2 in May 1863, and Adam was born in March 1864 but died at age 5 in July 1869.  Théogène died near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, in c1864; he was only 45 years old; he was reinterred at Grand Coteau in September 1866.  Was his death war-related?  Théogène Jean's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in November 1869. 

Joseph Philogène married Cephalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1867.

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Joseph le jeune married German Creole Marie Adelia, Edillia, or Odilia Stout or Stutes at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1846.  Their son Edgar was born near Grand Coteau in April 1848, François in February 1852, and Césaire in March 1862 but died the following November.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family. 

Edgar married Marie Louise, called Louise or Louisa, daughter of George Fall, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1867.

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During the late colonial period, a Savoie from upper Bayou Lafourche moved to lower Bayou Teche and created a vigorous line of the family:

Descendants of Amédée SAVOIE (c1770-1830; François, Germain, François)

Amédée, second son of Charles dit Jean-Charles Savoie and his second wife Judith Arceneaux, born probably at St.-Jacques on the river in c1770, married Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Bourgeois, at St.-Jacques in May 1790.  They lived for a time on upper Bayou Lafourche before moving to Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche in the late 1790s.  Their daughter married into the Prince family.  Amédée died at Fausse Pointe in January 1830, "at age about 60 years."  He had only one son, who married twice and fathered many sons of his own. 

Pierre-Cyprien, called Cyprien, born at Ascension on the river in September 1792, married Marie Césarienne, daughter of French Creole Paul Bonin of Mobile, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1811.  They settled near Fausse Pointe in what became Iberia Parish.  Their son Pierre Dervigny was born in April 1814, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 5 weeks in September 1817, Pierre was born in November 1818, Émilien in December 1820, Joseph in July 1824, Hippolyte Octave, called Octave, in October 1831, and Jean Baptiste in February 1835.  They also had a son named Émile.  Their daughters married into the Deyris, Dugas, and LeBlanc families.  Cyprien remarried to French Creole Marie Aspasie Borel in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in January 1845; he was in his early 50s at the time of the wedding.  Their son Adrien was born near Charenton in March 1846.  Cyprien's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in July 1846; he would have been 54 years old that year.  One of his sons moved to Lafayette Parish during the late 1850s, but his other sons remained on lower Bayou Teche. 

Joseph, by his first wife, married Marie Oliva, called Oliva, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Louvière, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in July 1847.  Their son Joseph Dupléon was born near New Iberia in December 1849, Jean Darwin near Charenton in September 1852, and Amédée in Lafayette Parish in October 1858. 

Émile, by his first wife, married Marie Pamela, called Pamela, Borel civilly in St. Martin or St. Mary Parish in the late 1840s, and sanctified the marriage at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in June 1862.  Their son Onésime was born near Charenton in September 1849, Onésiphore was baptized at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, age 8 months, in May 1852, and Pierre le jeune was born in November 1853.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Edgerly families. 

A succession record for Pierre, by his first wife, was recorded at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in September 1849.  He would have been 31 years old that year.  Did he ever marry? 

Émilien, by his first wife, married Carmelite Renée, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Broussard, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1853.  Their son Hippolyte was born near New Iberia in November 1856, Polycarp in August 1861, and Caliste in April 1863.  They were living near Patoutville, now Lydia, Iberia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Hippolyte Octave, by his first wife, married Clarisse Renée, another daughter of Alexandre Broussard, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Marcellin was born near New Iberia in April 1861, and Amédée in March 1867.  They also settled near Patoutville, now Lydia, Iberia Parish.

Jean Baptiste, by his first wife, died near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in August 1868.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 33 1/2."  Did he marry? 

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Other SAVOIE/SAVOYs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Savoie/Savoys in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  The priests at Grand Coteau were especially sloppy in their record keeping:

Marcellite Moral Savoie gave birth to son Sylvestre, fils near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1823.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not call him a "natural child" but gave only the father's given name--Sylvestre--and not his surname.  One wonders if Marcellite Moral was Marcelle, daughter of Hippolyte Savoie and Marie Victoire Guilbeau of Grand Pointe on the upper Teche.  

Eliza Savoy married French Creole Onésime Frugé in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1841, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1843.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names. 

Antoine Hortaire Savoie married Amelie Lafosse.  Their son Hortaire was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1842. 

Liza Savoy married Gustave Frugé in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1844.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Françoise Savoy married fellow Acadian Alexandre Guilbeau, fils at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1844.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Victoire Savoie married Jean Louis Laine.  Their daughter married an Hébert at Lydia, Iberville Parish, in May 1870. 

Cyprien, son of Joseph Savoy and Henriette Arceneaux, married Palmire Symphorose, also called Mary, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Pitre, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1846.  Their son Cyprien, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1847. 

Elisa or Eliza Savoy married Treville, son of fellow Acadian Augustin Leger, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1848.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Émilie or Émelia Savoy married Paul Astran, son of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Paul Leger, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1849.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Eugène Savoy died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, 10 days after his birth in July 1849.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Joseph Savoy died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, age 1, in January 1851.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Adolphe Savoy married Marie Anne McDaniel and settled near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, by the early 1850s. 

Pierre Savoy married French Creole Lucille Fontenot.  Their son Robert Philippe was born near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, in December 1854. 

Adèle Savoie gave birth to son Alcide near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in October 1859, and Alcibiade in March 1862.  The priest who recorded the boys' baptisms did not give the father's name or the mother's parents names.  One wonders if this was Adèle, daughter of Pierre Cyprien Savoie, who married Agricole, also called Placide, son of Agricole LeBlanc, at Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in July 1845. 

Jean Baptiste Savoie died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1860.  He was only 15 years old.  The priest who recorded Jean Baptiste's burial give his parents' names. 

Joseph, fils, son of Joseph Savoie, died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1860, age 2 months.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial gave only his father's name, so one wonders which Joseph Savoie of Grand Coteau lost this infant son. 

Hippolyte Savoie married cousin Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine Savoie.  Their son or daughter Eutrope was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1861, and son Paulin in July 1864. 

Jean Baptiste Savoie married Zoemie Bray or Brez.  Their son Pierre Cyprien was born near Brashear City, later Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, in January 1863. 

Pierre Savoie married Osea Meche.  Their son Pierre, fils was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1864, William in May 1866, and Aurelien in October 1868. 

François N. or U. Savoie married Céleste Collet or Colette and settled near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, by the early 1860s.  Their son Eugène was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1864. 

Adélaïde Savoie married Paulite Young at the Ville Platte church, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, in March 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Savoie married Numa Guidry in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Alex Savoie married Louisa Milsted in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Alexandre Savoie married Marie Lee and settled near Iota, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Denis or Duicis, son of Homer Savoie and Pauline Fontenot, married cousin Élizabeth, daughter of Joseph Tate, at the Washington church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1869; Pauline's mother, also, was a Fontenot

Melia Savoie gave birth to son Adam near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Savoies who came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1765--three families--did not go to the western prairies but settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.  Most of their descendants moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche: 

Charles dit Jean-Charles Savoie of Port-Royal, age 44, came with second wife Judith Arseneau of Île St.-Jean, age 29, son Jean-Baptiste, age 2, and orphan Basile Deroche of Île St.-Jean, age 11.  Charles and Judith had more children in Louisiana and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Joseph Savoie of Port-Royal, age 38, Charles's brother, came with wife Anne Préjean, age 30, and daughter Marguerite, age 5.  Anne was pregnant or had just given birth to a son when they reached New Orleans.  The boy, Joseph-André, was baptized at New Orleans in September.  Joseph, père died at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques by c1767, when his wife remarried there.  Joseph-André married a fellow Acadian and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

François-Joseph Savoie of Chepoudy, age 35, a widower, came with two sisters--Marie, age unrecorded, and Rose, or Rosalie, age 24.  François remarried three times in Louisiana over a four year period and moved from Cabanocé/St.-Jacques to the Atakapas District in the late 1770s.  Rosalie married Pierre, son of probably Pierre Berteau dit Montory of St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques in April 1766 and died there in May 1794, in her early 50s.  Marie's fate is unknown.

Jean Savoie dit Valois of Port-Royal, age 14, an orphan, married at nearby Ascension but moved to the Opelousas District in the mid-1770s. 

Descendants of Joseph SAVOIE (1727-c1767; François, Germain)

Joseph, younger son of François Savoie and Marie-Josèphe Richard, born at Port-Royal in June 1727, married Anne Préjean probably at Port-Royal in c1752.  They escaped the British roundup in Nova Scotia in 1755 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore but ended up as prisoners of war in Halifax, where British officials counted them in August 1763.  They came to Louisiana via St.-Domingue in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on what became known as the Acadian Coast.  Joseph died probably at Cabanocé before 1767, when his wife remarried there.  His older son settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Older son Joseph-André, called André, born either aboard ship or at New Orleans in 1765 and baptized at New Orleans in September of that year, married fellow Acadian Marguerite Landry at St.-Jacques in May 1787.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Younger son Joseph-Barbe, born at Cabanocé or New Orleans in November 1766 and baptized at New Orleans the following March, may  have died young. 

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The arrival date of one member of the family is difficult to determine:

Marie, daughter of Jean Savoie of Port-Royal, first appears in Louisiana records at New Orleans in July 1767.  She may have come to the colony from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 with her kinsmen.  Or she could have come with other Acadians from Maryland in 1766 or 1767.  There is also the possibility that she came to Louisiana directly from Haiti in the late 1760s.  She married François or Francisco Jacquet, also called Nieto, a soldier from Piedmont serving in the Louisiana Regiment, at New Orleans in June 1768.  He was stationed at Fort St.-Louis, on the lower river, at the time of their marriage.  She remarried to Fernando, son of Spaniard Manuel Alvarez, at New Orleans in August 1777; Fernando was a corporal in the Louisiana Battalion.  She remained at New Orleans, one of the few Acadian immigrants to do so. 

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Two Savoie brothers whose family had moved from the river to upper Bayou Lafourche in the late 1780s, returned to the river during the late colonial period and established at least one line of the family in what became St. James and Ascension parishes:

Descendants of François-Paul SAVOIE (c1774-; François, Germain, François)

François-Paul, called Paul, fourth son of Charles dit Jean-Charles Savoie and his second wife Judith Arceneaux, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1774, may have married French Creole Marie Rome at St.-Jacques in the late 1790s.  His line probably died out. 

Benjamin, born at St.-Jacques in July 1803, may have died young. 

Descendants of Simon-Pierre SAVOIE (c1777-1830; François, Germain, François)

Simon-Pierre, called Simonet, fifth and youngest son of Charles dit Jean-Charles Savoie and his second wife Judith Arceneaux, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in October 1777, married Rosalie, called Rosalitte, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Duhon, at St.-Jacques in January 1802.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and St. James parishes.  Their daughters married into the Huguet, Lanoux, Marchand, and Thomelette families.  Simon Pierre died near Convent, St. James Parish, in September 1830; the priest who recorded his burial said that Simon was 50 years old when he died, but he was closer to 53.  His was the only line of the family to remain on the old Acadian Coast, in St. James and Ascension parishes. 

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Oldest son Joseph le jeune, born at Ascension in September 1804, married cousin Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of fellow Acadian Laurent Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1828.  Their son Joseph, fils died near Convent 7 days after his birth in April 1829, and Simon Pierre was born in Ascension Parish in October 1841 but died in November. 

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Simon Neuville, called Neuville, born in Ascension Parish in October 1809, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Lanoux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1836.  Their son Antoine was born in Ascension Parish in October 1836, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 20 days in February 1838, Simonet le jeune was born in June 1843, and Simon Neuville, fils in June 1847.  Their daughter married a Mire cousin.  Neuville died in Ascension Parish in October 1848; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial said that Neuville died at "age 35 years," but he was 39.  So who was the Neuville Savoy, "widower," who died in Ascension Parish in May 1850? 

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Jean François, born in Ascension Parish in December 1818, may have died young. 

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Pierre, born probably in Ascension Parish in c1820, married Marie Adèle, daughter of German Creole Nicolas Ory of St. Helena and Iberville parishes, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1844; Marie's mother was a Bourg.  Their son Pierre, also called Paul, Alceste was born in Ascension Parish in November 1844, Simonet Cleopha in February 1850, Théophile Prospere in November 1852, Charles Clément in October 1856, and Louis Antoine Jule in September 1861.  Pierre died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in May 1865; he was only 45 years old. 

Pierre Alceste married Evelina, daughter of Michel Morin, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1867.

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Youngest son Julius, born in Ascension Parish in November 1825, also may have died young. 

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Other SAVOIE/SAVOYs on the River

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

Pouponne Savoie gave birth to daughter Virginie Clothilde in Ascension Parish in January 1841.  The Donaldsonville priest who baptized the girl the following November did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Arsène, daughter of Séraphine Savois, married Amadéo, son of Jean Bte. Kling, at Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1856; Amadéo's mother was a Broussard.  Arsène remarried to William Wallace, son of Anglo-American Edward Smith, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in May 1868; William Wallace was not Catholic.  Who were Séraphine's parents?  Was she an Acadian Savoie?

Modeste Savoie married Jacobum Lannoux at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in February 1864.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Modeste the daughter of Simon-Pierre Savoie who married Joachim Thomelette at Convent, St. James Parish, in February 1831? 

Alexandre Savoy married Lisette ____.  Their son Jean was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in August 1864.  Was Alexandre an Acadian Savoy?  If so, who were his parents?

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

By the early 1790s, Spanish officials were counting Savoies from the river on upper Bayou Lafourche, which became a third center of family settlement.  By the late antebellum period, this center of settlement, which stretched from the upper Lafourche down to Lockport and over into the Terrebonne country, rivaled in numbers their cousins on the western prairies: 

Descendants of Charles dit Jean-Charles SAVOIE (1721-1790s; François, Germain)

Charles dit Jean-Charles, elder son of François Savoie and Marie-Josèphe Richard, born at Port-Royal in May 1721, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Pierre Richard and widow of Pierre Forest, probably at Port-Royal in c1750.  They escaped the British roundup in Nova Scotia in 1755 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  Charles remarried to Judith, daughter of Claude Arceneau of Île St.-Jean, at Restigouche on the Baie des Chaleurs in January 1761.  They ended up as prisoners of war in Halifax, where British officials counted them in August 1763.  They came to Louisiana via St.-Domingue in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.  Charles and Judith had more children in Louisiana, including more sons.  Spanish authorities counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques in 1766, 1769, and 1777.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois and Broussard and families, and one of them settled on the western prairies.  Charles died by December 1795, when his wife remarried at Assumption.  His second son moved to lower Bayou Teche.  His two youngest sons returned to the river, where only one line survived.  His second and third sons' lines on Bayou Lafourche were especially vigorous.  Some of his grandsons settled in what became Terrebonne Parish. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, from his second wife, born at Halifax in c1763, married Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Hilaire Landry, at Assumption in April 1796.  Their son Charles-Hilaire was born at Assumption in January 1797, Cyprien in August 1799, François-Valéry in April 1801, and Édouard Nicolas in November 1807. 

Édouard married Marie Delphine, called Delphine and also Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Bergeron, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1836.  Their son Théodose D., also called Théodore, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1838, Marcellin Thiburse in April 1840, Guillaume Alfred in January 1843, William Alcet in March 1846, and Joseph Belona in Terrebonne Parish in December 1848.

Théodose married Azéline, called Zelina, Celina, and Ezelina, daughter of French Creole Célestin Adam of Lafourche Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1860.  Their son William François was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1865. 

Marcellin married cousin Malvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Isidore Bergeron, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1866.  Their son William Barbe was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1866 but died at age 5 months in May 1867. 

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Amédée, by his second wife, born at St.-Jacques in c1770, married Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Bourgeois, at St.-Jacques in May 1790.  They moved to the Attakapas District in the late 1790s and settled at Fausse Pointe on lower Bayou Teche. 

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Joseph, by his second wife, born probably at St.-Jacques in the early 1770s, married Marie-Françoise, called Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Bergeron, at Assumption in July 1794.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Ursin was born at Assumption in May 1799, Joseph, fils in March 1802, Jourdain in c1805 or 1805, Césaire at Ascension in January 1807, Pierre Lucien, called Lucien, in June 1809, Edmond in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1811, and Narcisse in October 1817.  Their daughters married into the Dales, Guidry, Landry, and Melançon families. 

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Ursin married Marie Elise, called Elise and Lise, daughter of French Creole Pierre Dufrene, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1819.  Their son Pierre Norval, called Norval, also called Norbert, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1824, Joseph Léon Paul in January 1829, Telesphore, called Theleste, in December 1833, Christophe Homere, called Homere or Omer, in September 1834, Louis Félix in May 1840, and Trasimond Gustave or Augustave, also called Justave, in May 1845.  They also had a son named Ursin, fils.  Their daughters married into the Choistre, Elliott, and Matherne families. 

Ursin, fils married Azélie, daughter of German Creole Augustin Matherne, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1843, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1847.  Their son Théophile was born near Lockport in April 1851, Cyprien died near Lockport, age unrecorded, in September 1865, and George Alexis was born in April 1865.  Their daughters married into the Allemand, Babin, and Knight families. 

Homere married Honorine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1853, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in 1854.  Their son Aubin was born near Raceland in February 1858, Guillaume Kleber in January 1860, Louis Cleopha near Lockport in December 1861, Paul Albert in January 1864, and Homere, fils September 1865.  Their daughter married into the Delaune family. 

Telesphore married Adèle or Adela, daughter of French Creole Pierre Augeron, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1855.  Their son Joseph Trasimond was born near Lockport in March 1859, and Louis in July 1861. 

Norval married Séverine, another daughter of Jean Pierre Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in September 1857.  Their son Amédée was born near Lockport in January 1859. 

Louis Félix married Euphrosine Choueste in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in August 1861.

Augustave married Léontine, daughter of Antoine Camardelle, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1866.

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Lucien married Marcelline, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole Louis Chauvin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1829; Marcelline's mother was a Robichaux.  Their son Pierre Lucien, fils, called Lucien, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1833, Louis Félicien, called Félicien, in November 1837, and Joseph Donatien, called Donatien, in April 1840.  They also had a son named Aurestile.  Their daughters married into the Arcement, Breaux, Dronet, Guidry, Stoufflet, and Toups families.  Lucien remarried to Rosie Aglae, called Rositte, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Damien Martin of Terrebonne Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1852, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1855.  Their son Joseph Oscar was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, Louis Beauregard in July 1861, and Joachim near Montegut in January 1865. 

Lucien, fils, by his first wife, married Élise, daughter of French Creole Joseph Duplantis, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in March 1857.  Their son Pierre Hillia was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1859, and Lucien Edwin in October 1861. 

Félicien, by his first wife, married Marie Pamela, called Pamela, daughter of French Creole Adolphe Pelegrin or Peregrin, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1860.  Their son Numa Lovency was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1863, and Adolphe Audrissy in December 1866.

Donatien, by his first wife, married cousin Marie Angélique or Angelina, daughter of Anatole Matherne of Lafourche Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1864; Angélique's mother was a Savoie.  Their son Joseph Clesima was born near Montegut in August 1868. 

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Jourdain married Clémence, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Benoît Richard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1831. Their son Édouard Jourdain, called Jourdain, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1832, Jules Homere in January 1840, Joseph Boneral or Bonval in March 1842, Edmond Aristide or Aurestile, called Aurestile, in January 1844, Jean Osémé, also called Ozémé Joseph, in May 1845, and Joseph Laverne in September 1847.  They also had a son named Théodule.  Their daughter married into the Cheramie family.  Jourdain remarried to Edesie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Michel Daigle and widow of Jean Allemand, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1856.  Their son Edesie Frank was born near Lockport in December 1857.  Jourdain, père died near Lockport in December 1867 "at age 63 yrs." 

Jules, by his first wife, married Élisabeth, daughter of Anglo American Thomas Ellender of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1859.

Théodule, by his first wife, married Clementine or Clémence, daughter of French Creole Jean Allemand, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1860; Clementine's mother was a Daigle.

Jourdain, fils, by his first wife, married Marie, daughter of French Creole Louis Dhuet, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in August 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1864.  Their son Justilien was born near Lockport in October 1863, and Joseph Concuhot in June 1864. 

Osémé, by his first wife, married Lucie, also called Louise, daughter of Jean Walgour, Larjon, Galjour, or Garjon, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1864.  Their son Félix Osémé was born near Lockport in April 1866. 

Aurestile, by his first wife, married Zoe, daughter of Valsin Lasseigne, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1866, and sanctified that marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1867.  Their son Arsène was born near Lockport in December 1867. 

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Narcisse married Ordalie, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1837.  Did this line survive? 

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Edmond married cousin Alderine or L'Adverine, also called Adeline and Eveline, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Melançon, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1838, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1841; L'Adverine's mother, also, was a Bergeron.  Their son Raphaël was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1839, Robert Justinin in July 1841, Estival in July 1843, Auguste Arthur in July 1845, and Alphonse near Lockport in December 1851.  Their daughters married into the Danos and Plaisance families. 

Auguste married Eveline, daughter of Jean Plaisance, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1864; Eveline's mother was a Guidry

Estival married Marguerite, daughter of Guillaume Danos, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1866; Marguerite's mother was a Guidry.  Their son Eugène was born near Lockport in March 1870. 

Robert married Carmelite, daughter of Jean Louis Richoux, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in 1866.  Their son Arsène Wales was born near Lockport in October 1866.  Robert remarried to Mathilde Richoux in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in November 1869.

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François-Paul, called Paul, from his second wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1774, may have married French Creole Marie Rome at St.-Jacques in the late 1790s and settled in what became St. James Parish. 

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Youngest son Simon-Pierre, also called Lucien and Simonet, from his second wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in October 1777, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Duhon, at St.-Jacques in January 1802.  They settled on the river near the boundary of what became Ascension and St. James parishes. 

Descendants of Joseph-André SAVOIE (1765-; François, Germain, François)

Joseph-André, called André, elder son of Joseph Savoie and Anne Prejéan, born either aboard ship or at New Orleans in 1765, was baptized at New Orleans in September of that year.  He married fellow Acadian Marguerite Landry at St.-Jacques in May 1787.  They settled at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Older son Joseph le jeune, born at St.-Jacques in May 1788, married Marcellite, daughter of French Creole Jacques Rousseau of Ascension Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1808.  Their son Joseph Jacques was born in Assumption Parish in July 1809, and Paul Victorin, called Victor, in July 1811.  They also had a son name Théodule.  Their daughters married into the Cordonnier, St. Germain, Tonnellier, and Trahan families.  Joseph le jeune died in Assumption Parish in July 1821; he was only 33 years old.  His daughter Aloisa, called Loise, was born posthumously the following December. 

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Théodule married Émilie or Amelie, called Émilite, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1831.  Their child, perhaps a son, died in Assumption Parish 10 hours after its birth in July 1832, Joseph le jeune died at birth in May 1833, another Joseph le jeune died at age 3 months in September 1834, Joseph Victor was born in May 1837, Viléon Hippolyte or Hippolyte Viléon in October 1839, Raymond Dufroy or Leufroi le jeune, called Leufroi, in March 1842 but died at age 4 1/2 in September 1846, Ive Édouard, called Édouard, was born near Paincourtville in May 1844, Joseph Théophile in August 1850, Joseph Gérard in October 1853, and Edmé Numa in January 1856 but died at age 6 1/2 in October 1862.  Théodule remarried to cousin Félicie, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1864; Félicie's mother, also, was a Landry; Théodule's son Hippolyte by his first wife, in fact, married Félicie's sister Hélène.

Joseph Victor, by his first wife, married cousin Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1858; Scholastique's mother, also, was a Landry; they had to secure a dispensation for third to fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was born near Paincourtville in March 1862. 

Hippolyte Viléon, by his first wife, married cousin Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861; Hélène's mother, also, was a Landry; Hippolyte's father remarried to one of Hélène's sister.  Hippolyte and Hélène's son Joseph Augustin was born near Paincourtville in November 1861 but died at age 1 1/2 in April 1863. 

Édouard, by his first wife, married cousin Egladie, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1867.  Their son Joseph Edmé was born near Paincourtville in July 1869, and Joseph Meridie in September 1870. 

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Victor married Victoire Célestine, called Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1839.  Their son Joseph Victor Simon, called Simon Joseph, was born in Assumption Parish in October 1839 but died at age 1 in November 1840, Joseph Achille, called Achille, was born in May 1841, Clairville Adrien in February 1843, Laurent Marcellus near Paincourtville in August 1849, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in 1850, and François Homere was born in June 1853.  Their daughter married into the Newchurch and Simoneaux families.  Victor died near Paincourtville in January 1860; the priest who recorded this burial said that Victor died at "age 46 years," but he was 48. 

During the War Between the States, Achille enlisted in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  He enlisted at Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, in September 1862, at age 21 and was buried at Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in July 1863.  Although Confederate records are silent on the matter, his death probably was war-related. 

Clairville married first cousin Felide, daughter of Édouard Tonnellier, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1868; Felide's mother was Clairville's paternal aunt Arthémise Savoie; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

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Younger son Paul-François, born at Assumption in February 1790, married Félicité or Félicie, daughter of French Creole Joachim Marois and widow of Benjamin LeBlanc, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1819; Félicité's mother was a Foret.  Their son Raymond Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born in Assumption Parish in February 1820, and Noël Bernard in August 1826.  They also had a son named Joseph. Their daughters married into Blanchard, Guidry, LeBlanc, Rodrigue, and Triche families.  Paul died in Assumption Parish in June 1855; he was 65 years old. 

2a

Leufroi married Adeline, daughter of French Creole Guillaume Mollere, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1848; Adeline's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Sabim or Sabin Donatien was born near Paincourtville in February 1851 but died the following April, and Joseph Sabin was born in March 1853. 

2b

Joseph married cousin Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Lazare Hébert, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Luc Ellis was born near Paincourtville in October 1855, Joseph Léon in November 1857, Paul Maturin in November 1862, and Henry in September 1870. 

Other SAVOIE/SAVOYs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Joseph Savoy married Marguerite Riviere.  Their son Domingue Antoine died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, 3 days after his birth in August 1850. 

Edwin Savoie married fellow Acadian Azélie Molaison.  Their son Cyprien was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in March 1858. 

Juliette, daughter of Colas Savoie and Julie ____, married François, son of Joseph Victor, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1868. 

Eugène Jourdain Savoie was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in June 1868.  The ink on his baptismal record, dated September 1868, is smeared, so his parents' names are indecipherable. 

Azelima Savoie married Joseph Matherne in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Savoie married Rosalie Bergeron and settled near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, by the late 1860s. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Savoy is not an uncommon family name in France, but Louisiana church records show no one with that name, other than Acadians, in colonial Louisiana.  However, during the antebellum period, several Savoys, who would have been called Foreign French by native Louisianians, came to New Orleans from France, but local church records reveal none of them settling in predominantly-Acadian communities:

____ Saloy, perhaps Savoy, a 25-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Anne Louise out of Bordeaux, France, in December 1836. 

Widow Savoy, age 47, a native of France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Vaillant out of Bordeaux in late November 1845.  With her was her 18-year-old son, Charles. 

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After the War Between the States, Savoies who likely were the former slaves of Acadian Savoie/Savoys settled in St. Landry Parish:   

Rachel Savoie, "freedwoman," married Joseph Moore, "freedman," in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

CONCLUSION

Savoies settled early in Acadia, and they were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  All of them arrived in 1765 on at least three expeditions from Halifax.  A Savoie wife, who arrived via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765, followed her Broussard husband to the Bayou Teche valley.  A young bachelor and two wives, one of them his sister, went to the Opelousas District and settled on the open prairies near the present city.  But most of the Savoies who came to the colony that year settled not on the western prairies but at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans.  During the late 1760s and early 1770s, two Savoies cousins moved from St.-Jacques to the Opelousas District and joined their kinsman already there.  By the early 1790s, the Savoies still at St.-Jacques had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Two Savoie brothers from the upper Lafourche returned to the river at the end of the colonial period, and one of them created a family line in what became St. James and Ascension parishes.  That center of family settlement, however, remained a small one compared to the others.   During the antebellum period, Savoies on the prairies resided in a number of communities from Prairie Faquetaique near present-day Ville Platte down to Charenton on lower Bayou Teche, and as far west as Creole in the coastal marshes of what was then Calcasieu Parish.  They were especially numerous around Grand Coteau on the prairie south of Opelousas.  On the southeastern bayous, they settled along the Lafourche from Ascension and Assumption down to Lockport, and also on Bayou Terrebonne.  They were especially numerous at Paincourtville in Assumption Parish, and at Raceland and Lockport in Lafourche Parish. 

Church records show no non-Acadian Savoie/Savoys living in Louisiana during the colonial period, and only a few of them, called Foreign French, came to Louisiana after Jefferson's Purchase.  After the War Between the States, freed persons named Savoie, probably former slaves of Acadian Savoie/Savoys, lived in St. Landry Parish.  The great majority of the Savoies/Savoys of South Louisiana, however, are descendants of François of Martaizé and Port-Royal.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Lavoit, Saboa, Savai, Savoi, Savoies, Savois, Savoit, Savoix, Savoye, Scavois, Scavoit.

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 794-99, 1572-74, 1664, 2588-92; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:481, 2:296; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 404; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; NOAR, vols. 2, 3, 4; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 135-36, 190-91;  White, DGFA-1, 1456-63; White, DGFA-1 English, 306-07.

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
Anastasie SAVOIE/SAVOY 01 1765 Atk?, Op born c1744, probably Chepoudy; daughter of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL; sister of François-Joseph, Marie, Pierre, & Rosalie; married, age 21, Charles, son of Jean COMEAUX & Madeleine AMIREAU of Chepoudy, c1765, probably Halifax; arrived LA 1765, age 21; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Carlos COUMAU; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 27, with husband, brother Pierre, & 2 sons; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 34, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 13 others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with husband & 12 others; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with husband & 13 others; died [buried] Opelousas 18 Oct 1802, age 58; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Charles dit Jean-Charles SAVOIE/SAVOY 02 1765 StJ, Asp born & baptized 30 May 1721, Port-Royal; son of François SAVOIE & Marie-Josèphe RICHARD; brother of Joseph; married, age 23, (1)_____, c1746, probably Annapolis Royal; married, age 29, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Pierre RICHARD & Marie-Madeleine GIROUARD, & widow of Pierre FORET, c1750, probably Port-Royal; married, age 39, (3)Judith, daughter of Claude ARCENEAUX & Marguerite RICHARD of Île St.-Jean, 7 Jan 1761, Restigouche; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Cherl SAVOIS, with wife & 3 children; arrived LA 1765, age 44; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Carlos SABOYE, age 44, with wife Judith age 30, son Jean[-Baptiste] age 3, & orphan Basile DES ROCHES age 12, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to brother Joseph, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 92, left [east] bank, called Charles SAVOY, age 46, with wife Judique age 32, sons Jean-Baptiste age 6, Pierre & Jean age 2 mos., & orphan Bazille DEROCHE age 14; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Charles SAVOY, age 51[sic], with wife Judicq age 40, sons Jean-Baptiste age 14, Joseph & Emédée [same as Pierre & Jean in 1769?] age 8; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Charles SAVOY, with 7 unnamed whites, 0 slaves, 6 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn; moved to Lafourche valley; died by Dec 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
François-Joseph SAVOIE/SAVOY 03 1765 StJ, Atk born c1730, probably Chepoudy; son of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL; brother of Anastasie, Marie, Pierre, & Rosalie; married (1)Anne AUCOIN; arrived LA 1765, age 35; married, age 35, (2)Marie LANDRY of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, widow of Joseph BOURQUE, 22 Jul 1765, New Orleans, one of the earliest Acadian marriages in LA; married, age 26, (3)Anne THIBODEAUX, 5 Oct 1766, Cabanocé; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 39, (4)Marie-Jeanne, daughter of Ambroise MARTIN dit Barnabé & his second wife Madeleine dite Émilienne COMEAUX of Chignecto, 22 Aug 1769, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 37[sic], with wife Marie MARTIN age 31, sons François age 13, Pierre[-Joseph] age 10, Jean age 7, daughter Marie age 6; returned to Attakapas District, Apr or May 1777; in Attakapas census, 1777, called François SCAVOIS, age 46, head of family number 86, with wife Marie [MARTIN dit] BARNABÉ age 29, sons François age 9[sic], [Pierre-]Joseph age 6[sic], daughters Manetee[Anne/Nanette] age 8, Marie age 5, & Marguerite age 3, 1 slave, 4 cattle, 3 horses, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; died Attakapas 3 Dec 1780, age 50
Jean dit Valois SAVOIE/SAVOY 04 1765 StJ, Op born c1751, probably Port-Royal; son of Charles SAVOIE & Françoise MARTIN; brother of Marguerite?; arrived LA 1765, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Juan SAVOIES, with no one else in his household; married, age 22, Marguerite, daughter of Pierre-Paul BOUTIN & his first wife Ursule GUIDRY, 3 Nov 1773, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Jean SCAVOIS, age 25, head of family number 114, with wife Marguerite age 13[sic], daughters Anastasie age 3, Aimee age 1, 0 slaves, 25 cattle, 4 horses, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Jn. SAVOYE, with 4 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marguerite], 4 unnamed girls, 4 slaves, 24 cattle, 20 horses, 13 arpents; on Opelousas militia list, Jul 1789, fusilier, called Jean SAVOYE; in Opelousas census, 1796, Grand Coteau District, called Jean SAVOY, with wife [Marguerite], 4 white males, 5 white females, 4 male slaves, & 2 female slaves; died [buried] Opelousas 13 Oct 1803, age 50[sic]; succession record dated 31 Mar 1804, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Jean-Baptiste SAVOIE/SAVOY 05 1765 StJ, Asp born c1763, Halifax; son of Charles dit Jean-Charles SAVOIE & his second wife Judith ARCENEAUX; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1765, age 2; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Jean, age 3, with parents & orphan Basile DES ROCHES; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 6, with parents, 2 brothers, & orphan Bazille DEROCHE; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 14, with parents & 2 brothers; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista, age 32, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 33, Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of Hilaire LANDRY & Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, 18 Apr 1796, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean Baptiste, age 33, with wife Rose age 21, & son Jean-Baptiste age 1, 0 slaves, next to widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean-Baptiste SAVOYE, age 33[sic], with wife Rose age 22, son François age 1, 6/20 arpents, 0 slaves
Joseph SAVOIE/SAVOY 06 1765 StJ born 8 Jun 1727, baptized 15 Jul 1727, Port-Royal; son of François SAVOIE & Marie-Josèphe RICHARD; brother of Charles dit Jean-Charles; married, age 25, Anne PRÉJEAN, c1752, probably Port-Royal; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Joseph SAVOIS, with unnamed wife & 2 unnamed children; arrived LA 1765, age 38; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Joseph SAVOYE, age 37[sic], with wife Anne age 38, daughter Marguerite age 7, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to brother Charles, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 1 gun; died before 1767, when his wife remarried at Cabanocé
Joseph-André SAVOIE/SAVOY 07 1765 StJ, Asp born aboard ship or at New Orleans, baptized 22 Sep 1765, New Orleans; son of Joseph SAVOIE & Anne PRÉJEAN; brother of Marguerite; not in Cabanocé census, 1766; in Cabanocé census 1769, right [west] bank, called Joseph SAVOY, stepson, age 3, with mother, stepfather Joseph HÉBERT, stepbrother, & sister Margueritte; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Joseph, no surname given, age 9[sic], with mother, stepfather, 2 half-brothers, & sister Margueritte; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with stepfather, mother, & others; married, age 22, Marguerite, daughter of perhaps Abraham dit Petit Abram LANDRY & his second wife Marguerite FLAN, 28 May 1787, St.-Jacques; moved to Lafourche valley
Marguerite SAVOIE/SAVOY 08 Feb 1765 Atk born c1736, Acadia; daughter of perhaps Charles SAVOIE & Françoise MARTIN; sister of Jean dit Valois?; married, age 27, Joseph-Grégoire dit Petit Jo, son of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX of Petitcoudiac, & widower of Anastasie LEBLANC, c1763, Halifax; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 29, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by her father-in-law; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Joseph BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 35, with husband & 3 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 6 children; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Marguerite SCAVOIS, age 35[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 4 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed & unlisted; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 9 others; "died ... suddenly at the home of Michel BROUSSARD her son-in-law at La Côte Gelée," then in St. Martin Parish, 19 Oct 1816, age 77[sic], a widow, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 16 Feb 1817, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marguerite SAVOIE/SAVOY 09 1765 StJ born c1760, probably Halifax; daughter of Joseph SAVOIE & Anne PRÉJEAN; sister of Joseph-André; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & sibling; arrived LA 1765, age 5; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, age 7, with parents; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Margueritte, stepdaughter, no surname given, age 9, with stepfather Joseph HEBERT, mother, brother Joseph SAVOY, & 1 stepbrother; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 17, with stepfather, mother, brother Joseph SAVOIE, & 2 half-brothers; married, age 18, Louis, fils, son of Louis BOULÉ & Ursule ROUSSEAU of Québec, 7 Sep 1778, St.-Jacques
Marie SAVOIE/SAVOY 11 1765 StJ daughter of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL; sister of Anastasie, François-Joseph, Pierre, & Rosalie
Marie SAVOIE/SAVOY 12 176? NO born Port-Royal; daughter of Jean SAVOIE & his second wife Ursule THIBODEAUX; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, July 1767, called Marie SAVOY, unmarried, young woman, with the notation:  "These people have not yet received their food supplies for the month of July"; married, (1)François, son of ____ JACQUET/NIETO & Cécile VEMONIQUE of Turin, Piedmont, Italy, "royal soldier in the company of Don Francisco RIU" of the Louisiana Regiment, stationed at Fort St.-Louis, 15 Jun 1768, New Orleans; married (2)Fernando, son of Manuel ALVAREZ & Maria GARCIA DEL BARENO of Astorga, Spain, corporal in the Louisiana Battalion, 24 Aug 1777, New Orleans
Marie-Modeste SAVOIE/SAVOY 10 1765 Atk?, Op born Port-Royal; daughter of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL?; sister of Anastasie, François-Joseph, Marie, Pierre, & Rosalie?; married (1)Paul, son of Jacques LÉGER, fils and Anne AMIREAU; arrived LA 1765, a widow; in Opelousas census, 1766, called Widow Maria SAVOYE, with 1 unnamed boy & 1 unnamed girl in her household; married (2)Jean-Baptiste, fils, of St.-Nicolas des Champs, Paris, France, son of Jean-Baptiste MISSONNIÈRE, "agent of College of Four Nations," & Louise-Marguerite DESMAILLETS, 30 Jan 1769, probably Opelousas
Pierre SAVOIE/SAVOY 13 1765 Atk?, Op born c1741, probably Chepoudy; son of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL; brother of Anastasie, François-Joseph, Marie, & Rosalie; arrived LA 1765, age 24; in Opelousas census, 1766, COURTABLEAU's Company militia, called Pedro SAVOYE, with no one else in his household; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 26[sic], living with family of brother-in-law Charles COMEAUX; married, age 31, Louise, daughter of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX, 11 Jul 1772, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1774, with no children, 0 slaves, 30 cattle, 6 horses or mules, 15 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Pierre SCAVOIE, age 36, head of family number 111, with wife Louise age 20, daughter Scolastie age 3, 0 slaves, 60 cattle, 12 horses, 20 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Pre SAVOYE, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 2 male slaves, 2 female slaves; died St.-Gabriel though "res. of Opelousas" 23 Mar 1788, age 47, a widower, buried next day; death certified by Opelousas priest, 3 Jun 1788; succession record dated 10 May 1788, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Rosalie/Rose SAVOIE/SAVOY 14 1765 StJ born c1741, probably Chepoudy; called Rose; daughter of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL; sister of Anastasie, François-Joseph, Marie, & Pierre; arrived LA 1765, age 24; married Pierre, fils, son of probably Pierre BERTEAU dit Montory & Marie MARTIN of St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, 25 Aug 1766, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1766, probably the woman in the household of Pedro BERTEAU; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Roze SAVOY, age 36, with husband, 2 sons, & 4 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 6 others; died [buried] St.-Jacques 11 May 1794, age 58[sic]

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Anastasie SAVOIE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:644 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.58), her death/burial record, calls her Anastasie SAVOIE, "spouse of Charles COMAUX," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

02.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Charles SAVOIE; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2588, says he was born in 1721; White, DGFA-1, 1461.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 167; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 13.

03.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him François SAVOIE, & lists him with siblings Marie, Rosalie, & Jean [not really his brother]; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2589, says he was born in 1724, & that he married Anne THIBODEAUX on 14 Oct 1766 at Ascension, now Donaldsonville; NOAR, 2:167, 251 (SLC, B5, 188, M2, 19), the record of his second marriage, calls him François SAVOYE, "native of Annapolis Royal, St. Charles Parish, Diocese of Québec, widower of Anne AUCOIN," calls his wife Marie LANDRY, "native of Holy Family at Pequedete (Apequidete) in Acadia, widow of Joseph BOURDE," gives no parents' names, & says the witness to his marriage was Olivier LANDRY; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, the record of his third marriage, dated 5 Oct 1766 at Kabahannossé (Cabahannocer), calls him François SAVOY, calls his wife Anne THIBAUDOS/THIBODO, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:546, 698 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol1, #6), the record of his fourth marriage, calls him François SAVOY, "widr. of Anne THIBAUDEAU," calls his wife Marie MARTIN, "native of Isle St.-Jean in the province of Acadie," gives her but not his parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre BLANCHARD, Pierre BERTRAND, Jean SAVOY, Pierre MICHEL, Ambroise MARTIN, Joseph MARTIN, & Joseph SAULAIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:698 (Opel. Ch.: Folio OA, p.10), his death/burial record, calls him François SAVOIE, says he died "at age 50 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 15. 

The burial record of son Hippolyte, dated 20 Feb 1814, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:843 (SM Ch.: v.4, #881), calls him Joseph, so his full name probably was François-Joseph. 

His estimated birth year is based on the age given in the Attakapas census of 1777, which conforms to his burial record.  Why the dramatic differences in the ages for him in the St.-Jacques & Attakapas censuses of 1777, which were taken less than a month apart (St.-Jacques in Apr Attakapas in May)?  It's as though we are looking at 2 different men here.  There are even differences in the members of his household.  Did son Jean die between Apr & May of that year?  Where were daughters "Manetee" & Marguerite at St.-Jacques? 

The date of his second marriage gives an idea of when his contingent from Halifax via St.-Domingue reached New Orleans.  His was one of the earliest Acadian marriages in LA. 

No Acadian male immigrant in LA married more often than this fellow.  Amazingly, & sadly, he married 3 times in 4 years--in Jul 1765, Oct 1766, & Aug 1769.  What other fact illustrates more poignantly the rigors of childbirth before modern medicine? 

04.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Jean SAVOIE, & lists him with François, Marie, & Rosalie as though they were his siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2589-90, calls him Jean SAVOIE dit Valois, says he was born in c1750, that his parents were probablement Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL of Chepoudy, calls his wife Marguerite BOUTIN, says they were married in c1773 but gives no place of marriage or her parents' names, lists his children as Anastasie, born in 1774, Marie in 1777, Marie-Rose dite Rosalie in 1779, Joseph in 1782, Émilienne in 1784, Jean-Baptiste in 1786, Lise in c1787, Salomée in 1788, Marguerite in 1790, & Céleste in 1792, & says he settled at Opelousas; BRDR, 2:170, 666 (ASC-1, 125), his marriage record, calls him Jean SAVOY, calls his wife Marguerite BUTEN, gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Charles SAVOIS & Françoise MARTIN of Acadia, says her parents were "of St.-Gabriel," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph BUTEN & Jean-Charles COMO; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:645 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.66), his death/burial record, calls him Jean SAVOIE, says he died "at age about 50 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:646 (LSAR: Opel.: 1804), his succession record, calls him Jean dit Valois SAVOIE, & lists his 3 minor children as Jean, Céleste, & Lise. 

In the marriage record of François SAVOIE's son Joseph, dated 18 Oct 1796, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:699 (SM Ch.: v.4, #134), a witness to the marriage, Jean SAVOY, is identified by the editors as "groom's uncle."  This is mistaken.  As revealed in his own marriage record, cited above, Jean was a younger cousin, not a brother, of François.  Wall of Names also labors under the false impression that François & Jean were brothers--an impression probably created by Arsenault's misidentification of Jean's parents. 

05.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Jean-Baptiste SAVOIE; BRDR, 2:442, 666 (ASM-2, 19), his marriage record, calls him Juan-Bautista SAVOYE, calls his wife Maria-Rosa LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Juan RICHARD & Ambrosio HÉBERT. 

The baptismal record of son Francisco-Valerio, or François-Valéry, dated 15 Sep 1801, in BRDR, 2:666 (ASM-1, 213), calls him Bautista of Halifax. 

06.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Joseph SAVOIE; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2589, says he was born in 1727; White, DGFA-1, 1461; BRDR, 1a(rev.):177-78 (SGA-2, 77), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph SAVOIE, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Joseph BREAUX & Marie-Josèph[e] SAVOIE.  See also Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 249; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 167. 

If, as White says, he was born at Port-Royal, why was his baptism recorded at Grand-Pré? 

He had 2 children at Halifax in Aug 1763, including daughter Marguerite, but his son Joseph-André was not born until a couple of years later.  What happened to the other child?  Was it a son or a daughter?

07.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Joseph-André SAVOIE, & lists him with his parents & a sister; NOAR, 2:251 (SLC, B5, 103), his baptismal record, calls him André SAVOYE, gives his parents' names, calls his father an Acadian, does not give his birth date, & says his godparents were André BOMBRUND & Dorothée DUBOIS; BRDR, 2:436, 666 (SJA-2, 3), probably his marriage record, calls him Josef SABOA (SAVOIS), calls his wife Margarita LANDRI, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Fermin LANDRI & Sofia BURSUA.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 443.

The baptismal record of son Pablo-Francisco, or Paul-François, dated 11 Apr 1790, in BRDR, 2:667 (ASC-5, 39), calls the father Joseph-Francisco & says that he & his wife Margarita LANDRY were residents of Valenzuéla, which was in present-day Assumption Parish on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Unfortunately, neither this baptismal record nor that of brother Joseph, dated 23 Jun 1788, in BRDR, 2:666 (SJA-3, 16), give the boys' grandparents' names.  There were so many Marguerite LANDRYs in LA in the late 1780s that the identity of Joseph-André's wife is anyone's guess.  I'm even guessing here, based on process of elimination, that this is the Joseph SAVOIE who married Marguerite LANDRY.  Paul-François's baptismal record might give a clue as to his mother's identity--the boy's godmother was Maria-Rosa LANDRY, but how many of them were living in LA in 1790.  Yet another clue may be the list of witnesses to Joseph SAVOIE, fils's marriage, dated 4 Jul 1808, in BRDR, 3:779 (ASM-2, 140), which includes Landry LANDRY, Édouard LANDRY, & Alin LANDRY.  Could Marguerite have been the daughter of Abraham dit Petit Abram LANDRY, who came to LA from MD in 1766?  If so, Marguerite was born in c1751, 14 years before Joseph-André, a rather lengthy difference in age between bride & groom.  Marguerite, daughter of Petit Abram, had a brother named Pierre-Abram dit Pitre who had sons named Alain & Landry.  Again, it's just a guess. 

08.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Marguerite SAVOIE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:845 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1084), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite SAVOIE, "wid. of Joseph BROUSSARD," says she "died suddenly at age about 77 years at the home of Michel BROUSSARD her son-in-law at La Côte Gelée," that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:844 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#256), her succession record, calls her Marguerite SAVOIE m. Joseph BROUSSARD dit Petit Joe. 

The identity of her parents, as you can see, is just a guess.  She had been a widow since Dec 1788 & did not remarry. 

09.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marguerite SAVOIE; BRDR, 2:119, 666 (SJA-1, 48a), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite SAVOIS "of Acadia," calls her husband Louis BOULÉ "of Québec," gives her & his parents' names, says both her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean ROZER, Jean-Baptiste BERGERONT, & Jean GISCLARD.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 443.

10.  Wall of Names, 22, calls her Marie SAVOIE veuve Paul LÉGER; BRDR, 1b:124, 169 (PCP-4, 35; PCP-3, 272), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie-Modeste SAVOIE, "native of Port-Royal, Acadia, widow of Paul LEGER," calls her husband Jean-Baptiste MISSONNIERE, "native of Parish of St.-Nicolas des Champs," does not give her but gives his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding & had been "agent of College of Four Nations," & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BENOIST, _____ EMONT, & _____ MARCANTEL. 

Her second marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Opelousas, where she lived, did not have a church of its own until 1776.  The Pointe Coupée priest served as a missionary to the Opelousas District in the 1760s & early 1770s. 

What was the "College of Four Nations," & where was it?

11.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie SAVOIE, & lists her with siblings Francois, Rosalie, & Jean [who was not really her brother]. 

How old was she in 1765?  What happened to her in LA?

12.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie SAVOIE, & lists her singly; NOAR, 2:154, 252 (SLC, M2, 36 & 41), the record of her first marriage, calls her Marie SAVOYE, "native of (S?)ehipout(y?), province of Acadia," calls her husband François (Francisco) JACQUET, "native of Turin in Piedmont, royal soldier in Louisiana (soldier in the company of Don Francisco RIU, presently at the royal Fort of St. Louis)," gives her parents' names but only his mother's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were François DEFEU, Jean BELVEDER (BELLEVEDER), Louis POIRSON, & Jean BRETAGNE; NOAR, 3:4, 273-74 (SLC, M4, 12), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria SAVOY, "native of Port Royal in Acadia, widow of Francisco NIETO," calls her husband Fernando ALVAREZ, "corporal of the battalion of the province of Louisiana," gives her mother's name & his parents' names, says his parents were "natives of (Astorga?)," & that the witness to her marriage was Joseph SANCHES. 

When did she reach LA?  In 1765 from Halifax?  In 1766 or 1767 from MD?  Her being a native of Port-Royal hints that she came via Halifax. 

She is one of the few Acadians who remained at New Orleans.  Her affinity for soldiers assured this.  Was her first husband's surname JACQUET or NIETO?  Was he Italian or French? 

In NOAR, 4:283 (SLC, F2, 4), there is a burial record for Mariana SAVOIRE, daughter of Francisco JACQUE, dated 25 Apr 1785, which says that Mariana died at age "16 yr."  The recording priest did not give Mariana's mother's name, but, judging from the girl's surname & the father's name, this probably was Marie's daughter by her first husband.  One wonders why the priest used the mother's surname instead of the father's. 

13.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Pierre SAVOIE, & lists him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2589; BRDR, 2:124, 667 (PCP-2, part 2, 137), his marriage record, calls him Pierre SAVOIE, calls his wife Louise BOURQUE, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "both decd., & natives of St. Ann Parish, Acadia," hers were "of St. Louis Parish, Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Donat BELLO, Jean DUBRODES, & J. CHEVALIER; BRDR, 2:667 (SGA-8, 7, #34), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro SAVOIS, "res. of Opelousas," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:702 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.5), another death/burial record, calls him Pierre SAVOIE, "inhabitant of this parish ... Buried by Fr. Bernardo de DEVA, priest of St.-Gabriel Parish at Iberville on the Mississippi River, This act is certified by Fr. Joseph de ARAZENA [priest at Opelousas] on 3 June 1788," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:702 (LSAR: Opel.: 1788), his succession record, calls him Pierre SAVOIE, "widr. of Louise BOURG."  See also De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 10; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 25.

Arsenault says he was born in 1741, but the Opelousas census of 1771 says otherwise.  However, the Opelousas census of 1777 agrees with Arsenault, whose birth year is used here.   

Why did he go to the Opelousas District in 1765 when most of his siblings went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques?  Did he follow sister Anastasie & brother-in-law Charles COMEAUX to the prairies?  Notice how close he was in age to sister Rosalie.  He was, in fact, the same age as she was.  Were they twins?

His marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Opelousas, where he lived, did not have a church of its own until 1776.  The Pointe Coupée priest served as a missionary to the Opelousas District in the 1760s & early 1770s. 

What was he doing in St.-Gabriel at the time of his death? 

A Pierre SAVOYE appears on the Jul 1789 militia list for Opelousas.  His son Pierre dit Placide would have been only 8 years old that year, so was there another Pierre SAVOIE at Opelousas then?  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 413. 

14.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Rosalie SAVOIE, & lists her with siblings Francois, Marie, & Jean [who was not really her brother]; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, her marriage record, which calls her Rose SAVOY, calls her husband Pierre BERTO, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 2:667 (SJA-4, 1), her death/burial record, calls her Rosalia SAVOIS, "age 58 years of Acadia & wife of Pedro BARTEAU," but does not give her parents' names.

Birth & baptismal records of her children in BRDR, 2:85-86, call her Rosa, Rose, Rosalia, Rosalie. 

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