APPENDICES

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

THIBODEAUX

[TIB-uh-doh]

ACADIA

Pierre Thibodeau, born in c1631 perhaps in the Poitou region of France, was a young lieutenant of Emmanuel Le Borgne de Bélisle when he came to Acadia in 1654 In c1660, he married 17-year-old Jeanne, older daughter of Jean Thériot, at Port-Royal.  Being a miller by trade, Pierre built a built at Pré-Ronde, above Port-Royal, "and soon became prosperous."  In the late 1680s, Pierre was briefly imprisoned by Acadian governor Louis-Alexandre des Friches de Meneval and had to pay a small fine for trading brandy to the Indians.  Despite these troubles, in 1695 the governor of New France, Louis de Buade, comte de Palluau et de Frontenac, granted Pierre land between Mount Desert and Machias in present-day Maine "with a league on either side of the said river [then called K8askag8she] by two leagues depth, to be measured from its mouth, with the islands and islets if any be found there."  But Pierre and his sons probably never settled there.  Instead, in the late 1690s, under orders from Acadian commander Joseph Robinau de Villebon, Pierre explored the northern shore of Baie de Chignecto, an arm of the Bay of Fundy.  In the spring of 1698, he founded the Acadian settlement of Chepoudy on the estuary of a wide river that flowed into the bay, and Villebon granted him a seigneurie there.  In 1702, Pierre, along with fellow Acadian Pierre Gaudet l'aîné, refused to recognize the authority of the seigneur of nearby Chignecto, former Acadian governor Michel Le Neuf de la Vallière et de Beaubassin, who had granted control of the area to his son-in-law, Claude-Sébastien de Villieu.  De Villieu claimed that the Chepoudy, Petitcoudiac, and Memramcook settlements, whom the locals would call the trois-rivères, were in his father-in-law's fiefdom.  The case was referred to France.  Meanwhile, the King's representative in Port-Royal, Mathieu de Goutin, one of Pierre's sons-in-law, noted in a report to the King's ministers in October 1702 that Pierre "had 'equipped and borne the expedition of the first exploration there [at Chepoudy] under the late M. de Villebon's orders.  There are presently seven hundred toises of ditch made.  He has made a trial planting of wheat, which grew well.  He now has six grown boys, as well as one already settled, and eight married daughters who have children in a condition to develop the settlement.  There are in addition a grist-mill and a sawmill ready to run. ...'"  In March 1703, a decree from the Council of State at Port-Royal granted the settlers of Chepoudy, Petitcoudiac, and even Chignecto "possession of the settlements they had made ...," but, a biographer of Thibodeau adds, "The final verdict [on the legitimacy of Pierre's seigneurie] did not reach Acadia until after the pioneer's death.  A decree of the Conseil d'État, dated 2 June 1705, defining more precisely that of 20 March 1703, confirmed La Vallière's [and de Villieu's] claim.  The dream of a seigneury at Chipoudy was dispelled."  Pierre died at Pré-Ronde in December 1704, in his early 70s.  

Pierre and Jeanne had 16 children, all born at Port-Royal.  Amazingly, all of their children--including seven sons--survived childhood and created families of their own.  Their nine daughters married into the Landry, Lejeune dit Briard, Robichaud dit Cadet, Boudrot, de Goutin, Le Borgne de Bélisle, D'Amours de Louvières, and Bourgeois families.   

Oldest son Pierre l'aîné, born at Port-Royal in c1670, married Anne-Marie, daughter of Jean Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1690.  In the early 1690s they lived at Minas but eventually moved to the L'Assomption side of the river at nearby Pigiguit.  Pierre l'aîné died at L'Assomption, but the date of his death was unrecorded.  He and Anne-Marie had a dozen children, including seven sons who married into the Vincent, Benoit, Boudrot, Comeau, and Bourgeois families.  Their five daughters married into the Comeau, Barrieau, Lanoue, Breau, and Girouard families. 

Jean, born in c1674, married Marguerite, daughter of Emmanuel Hébert, probably at Chepoudy in February 1703.  Jean also took his family to Minas, where he died at Grand-Pré in December 1746, in his early 70s.  He and Marguerite had 11 children, including five sons who married into the LeBlanc, Cormier, Melanson, and Doiron families.  Their four daughters married into the Richard, Cormier, LeBlanc, and Aucoin families.  (Daughter Cécile, born at Minas in November 1712, married Pierre dit Palette Cormier at Grand-Pré in July 1730 and went with him to the Rivière-des-Hébert settlement at Chignecto She died a widow in her late 70s during Le Grand Dérangement.) 

Antoine, born in c1676, married Marie, daughter of Jean Préjean, probably at Chepoudy in October 1703.  Antoine died sometime in the 1750s, in his late 70s or early 80s.  He and Marie had 11 children also, including three sons who married into the Landry and Girouard families.  Seven of their daughters married into the Breau, Boudrot, Hébert, Gaudet, Doiron, and Robichaud families. 

Pierre le jeune, born in c1678, married Anne-Marie, daughter of Martin Aucoin, probably at Chepoudy in November 1706.  Pierre le jeune died probably at Chepoudy in October 1734 in his mid-50s.  He and Anne-Marie also had 11 children, including three sons who married into the Trahan, Melanson, and Saulnier families.  Six of their daughters married into the Comeau, Blanchard, Brasseur dit Brasseux, Cormier, Pitre, Morvan, Savoie, Guénard or Gainer, Rivard, and Loisseau dit Francoeur families. 

Michel, born in c1680, married Agnès, daughter of Claude Dugas, probably at Chepoudy in November 1704 Michel died probably at Chepoudy in November 1734 also in his mid-50s.  He and Agnès had 14 children, including six sons who married into the Richard, Lefebvre, Trahan, Savoie, Breau, Thibodeau, and Lanoue families.  Their two oldest daughters, Marguerite, born probably at Chepoudy in December 1705, and Agnès, born probably at Chepoudy in November 1706, married brothers:  Marguerite married Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil of haute rivière, Annapolis Royal, in February 1724, and Agnès married Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, also of haute rivière, in September 1725; the two families settled at Chepoudy and then at Petitcoudiac during the following decades.  Four of Michel's other daughters married into the Girouard, Comeau, Martin, Aucoin, and Darois families. 

Claude, born in c1685, married Élisabeth, or Isabelle, daughter of Pierre Comeau l'aîné, probably at Chepoudy in November 1709.  Claude and Élisabeth had 13 children, including two sons who married into the Doucet and Guilbeau families.  Six of their sons either did not survive childhood or never married.  One of their daughters married into the Lemire family. 

Youngest son Charles, born in c1689, married Marie-Françoise, another daughter of Pierre Comeau l'aîné, probably at Chepoudy in December 1715 Charles died at Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in August 1756 He was a widower and in his late 60s at the time of his death.  Two of his sons, Olivier and Amand, both born at Chepoudy in c1733 and c1734, followed Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil to Louisiana in February 1765

In 1755, descendants of Pierre Thibodeau could be found at Annapolis Royal; L'Assomption, Pigiguit; Chignecto; Chepoudy and Petitcoudiac; and at Port-Lajoie on Île St.-Jean. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

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The Thibodeaus who were shipped to Virginia endured a fate worse than most of the other refugees deported from Minas in the fall of 1755.  In mid-November, when five transports appeared unexpectedly at Hampton Roads, the Virginia governor, Robert Dinwiddie, protested their deportation to his colony without his consent.  Many of the exiles died on the filthy, crowded ships anchored in Hampton Roads while the Virginia authorities pondered their fate.  Finally, Acadians from one vessel were moved up to Richmond, two of the vessels were unloaded at Hampton, and two more at Norfolk.  A hand full of young Acadians managed to slip away and trek overland through fields and forests and across the mountains, to French Canada, but most of the exiles remained in Virginia.  Finally, in the spring of 1756, Virginia's House of Burgesses made its decision ... the Acadians must go!  In May, the first shipment of Acadians in hired vessels left for England, and in two weeks all of them had gone--299 to Bristol, 250 to Falmouth, 340 to Southampton, and 336 to Liverpool--1,225 of the original 1,500.  Their ordeal only worsened in the English ports, where they were grossly neglected and treated like common criminals.  By 1763, more than half of them were dead.  In May of that year, after prolonged negotiations between the French and British governments, the Acadians in England, including Thibodeaus, were repatriated to France. ...

 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Thibodeaus were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Three Thibodeau families, one led by a widow, five Thibodeau wives, and several individuals--19 members of the family in all, including several newborns--reached New Orleans in February 1765 with the large party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, led by Alexandre and Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, who had married granddaughters of Pierre Thibodeau, the family's progenitor.  After a brief respite in the city, the Thibodeaus followed their Broussard cousins to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:

Marguerite Thibodeau, age 60, came with husband Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil of Petitcoudiac, age 66, and four children, ages 24 to 14.  Marguerite and Alexandre were victims of the epidemic that struck the Bayou Teche settlement in the summer and fall of 1765.  She died in early September, two weeks before he died, and was buried au dernier camp d'en bas, as the Acadians called it--the camp lower down, at what came to be called Fausse Pointe

Brigitte Breau of Grand-Pré, age 45, widow of Charles Thibodeau, came with three children--Jean-Anselme, called Anselme, age 15, Anne dite Nanette, age 10, and Marie-Louise, age 3.  Brigitte also was a victim of the epidemic of 1765.  Her Thibodeau children survived and remained in the Attakapas District.  Her daughters married into the Dugas and Louviere families.  Her son married twice and settled on Bayou Vermilion.  Daughter Marie-Louise, wife of François Louvière, died at Attakapas in December 1796, in her early 30s.  Anne dite Nanette, wife of Pierre Dugas, died at her home near the bridge at La Butte, St. Martin Parish, in November 1817, in her early 60s. 

Paul Thibodeau of Port-Royal, age 37, came with wife Rosalie Guilbeau, age 24, son André-Paul, age unrecorded, and Anne Thibodeau of Pigiguit, age unrecorded, probably an orphaned cousin.  Paul and Rosalie had more children in Louisiana. 

Olivier Thibodeau of Chepoudy, age 32, Paul's first cousin, came with wife Madeleine Broussard, age unrecorded, and four children--stepdaughters Anne and Isabelle Landry, age 11 and unrecorded, daughter Marie, age 2, and son Théodore, age 1.  Madeleine was pregnant when they reached Louisiana.  Daughter Marguerite-Anne was born on the Teche in May--the first recorded Acadian birth west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Daughter Marie, wife of Joseph Sonnier, died at her home at La Butte, St. Martin Parish, in June 1815, in her early 50s; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following January. 

Amand Thibodeau of Chepoudy, age 31, Olivier's brother, came with his fiancée, Gertrude Bourg of Île St.-Jean, age 16, whom he married at New Orleans on 17 February 1765--the first recorded Acadian wedding in Louisiana.  They had many children on upper Bayou Teche. 

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Thibodeau, age 27, came with husband Charles dit Lasers Pellerin of Port-Royal, age 35.  She became pregnant on the voyage to Louisiana.  Her daughter was born on the Teche in August or September 1765.  Élisabeth remarried to fellow Acadian Joseph Martin at Attakapas in c1770. 

Marie Thibodeau, age 25, came with husband Pierre Surette of Petitcoudiac, age unrecorded, and a 3-year-old daughter.  Marie also became pregnant on the voyage to Louisiana.  Her son was born on the Teche in June 1765.  Marie remarried to Jean-Baptiste, son of fellow Acadian Germain Semer of Grand-Pré, at Attakapas in c1768 and died at her home at La Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche in July 1810, age 70. 

Madeleine Thibodeau, age 15, probably an orphan, came alone.  She married Jean-Athanase, son of fellow Acadian Michel Trahan, probably at Attakapas in the late 1770s

Baptiste Thibodeau, age unrecorded, came alone. 

Catherine Thibodeau, age unrecorded, came with husband Simon LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 28, and two children, ages 5 and 3.  Catherine was pregnant when they left Halifax and gave birth to a daughter aboard ship in January 1765; the baby was baptized at New Orleans on February 20.  Catherine died on the Teche the following November, probably one of the last victims of the epidemic that struck the Acadians there that summer and fall. 

Joseph Thibodeau, age unrecorded, came alone.  He died at Attakapas in September 1765, probably a victim of the Teche valley epidemic. 

Louise Thibodeau, age unrecorded, came with husband Pierre Gautrot, age unrecorded, and a 10-month-old daughter.  Pierre died in New Orleans soon after the family reached New Orleans.  Louise took her daughter to Bayou Teche. 

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Most of the Thibodeaus who went to Bayou Teche with the Broussards survived the epidemic of 1765 and remained at Attakapas.  Four of them, including two brothers and a first cousin, created vigorous family lines on the western prairies:

Descendants of Paul THIBODEAUX (1728-1805; Pierre)

Paul, son of Claude Thibodeau and Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Comeau, born at Port-Royal in July 1728, was still a bachelor when he escaped the British roundup in Nova Scotia in 1755.  He found refuge with other Acadians on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore but ended up as a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  He married Rosalie, daughter of Joseph Guilbeau dit L'Officier of Port-Royal, probably at Halifax in c1763.  They followed her family and the Broussard dit Beausoleil party to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65.  Paul was one of the Acadians in that party who exchanged Canadian card money for Louisiana funds at New Orleans in April 1765.  He and Rosalie followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche that spring and remained there.  She was pregnant when she reached the colony and gave birth to their first son in August, but the baby died a week after his birth.  Paul and Rosalie settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche and had many more children there, including sons.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Trahan families.  Paul died "at his place at LaPointe" in September 1805; he was 77 years old.  Only half of his six sons created families of their own and settled in what became Lafayette and St. Martin parishes, but one of those lines died out early. 

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Oldest son André-Paul, born on the Teche in August 1765, died in early September a week after his birth. 

2

Paul-André, also called Hippolyte dit Paul and Paul dit Pauliche, born at La Pointe in c1767, married Marie-Louise, called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Cormier of Opelousas, probably at Attakapas in the late 1780s.  They settled at Carencro.  Their son Louis died at age 8 or 9 months in April 1798, and Joseph dit Pauliche was born in November 1799.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Janise, Lebert, Prejean, and Richard families.  Paul, fils died "at his home at Carencros" in June 1816 and was buried in the parish cemetery; he was only 50 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in October 1819. 

Joseph dit Pauliche married cousin Marie Cléonise, called Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Savoie, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1825; Marie's mother, also, was a Cormier.  They settled at Carencro.  Their son Hippolyte was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 days, in October 1826 but died the following day, and Joseph Althéon was born in February 1834 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1835.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Broussard, Comeaux, and Garrigues families.  Joseph dit Pauliche died probably at Carencro in December 1836; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 33 years old when he died, but he was 37; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1838.  His and his father's line of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

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Isaac, born at La Pointe in c1770, died "at his home at la pointe," St. Martin Parish, in March 1826.  He was 56 years old and does not seem to have married.  His succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May and July. 

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Vital, born at La Pointe in October 1772 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following April, died in St. Martin Parish in January 1843.  He was 70 years old.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, a week after his death.  Did Vital ever marry?  If not, why not? 

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Joseph, baptized at Attakapas, age unrecorded, in July 1777, married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Broussard, at Attakapas in September 1798.  They settled on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Their son Élisée le jeune was born in April 1801, Joseph Chevalier, called Chevalier, in January 1805, and Louis Drosin in November 1810.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Herpin, and Mire families.  Joseph died at his mother's home at La Pointe in August 1811; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 30 years old when he died, but he was closer to 33 or 34. 

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Élisée le jeune married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Olidon Broussard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1824.  They settled on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Did Élisée le jeune father any sons?

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Joseph Chevalier married cousin Marguerite, daughter of Anselme Thibodeaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1824.  They settled on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Their son Théodule was born in April 1827, and Théogène in May 1829.  Their daughter married into the Benoit family.  Marguerite died in Lafayette Parish in September 1833; she was only 25 years old; her succession records were filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1844 and April 1848.  Joseph Chevalier remarried to Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1836.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1840, Germain near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in July 1846 but died in Lafayette Parish, age 8 1/2, in November 1854, Mizaël Chevalier was born in March 1848, and Israël in July 1849.  Their daughter married Broussard cousins.  Joseph Chevalier died in Lafayette Parish in March 1868; he was 63 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following June. 

Théogène, by his first wife, may have married cousin and fellow Acadian Marie Estelle, called Estelle, Broussard and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by 1850.  Their son Anatole was born in July 1855.  Their older daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Théogène died near Abbeville in November 1860; he was only 31 years old.  A daughter was born posthumously in July 1861.  Théogène's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse in 1866. 

Joseph, fils, by his second wife, married cousin Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Isidore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1860.  Their son Gérard was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1861, and Adam, a twin, in September 1864.  Joseph, fils remarried to cousin Marie Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim Isidore Broussard and widow of Alexandre Broussard, at the Vermilionville church in October 1870; Marie Carmelite was a first cousin of Joseph, fils's first wife Céleste. 

Israël, by his second wife, married cousin and fellow Acadian Elmire Broussard, widow of Ophy Foreman, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1868. 

Mizaël Chevalier, perhaps also called Marcel, may have married French Creole Mary Baudoin.  Their son Joseph Martial was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, "around" August or September 1866. 

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Louis Drosin died in Lafayette Parish in July 1832.  He was only 21 years old.  His succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following November.  Did he marry.  Was he the Drauzin Thibodeaux who married Pélagie ____ and whose daughter Adoiska married into the Broussard family in February 1868? 

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Youngest son Élisée-Paul, born at La Pointe in c1779, married cousin Marie, daughter of Isaac Thibodeaux of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1814.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Élisée, fils was born in April 1815, Zenon in August 1816, Paul le jeune in November 1820, Onésime in May 1823, Louis Bélisaire in August 1826, Joseph died in Lafayette Parish, age unrecorded, in October 1826, and Isaac le jeune was born in January 1828.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Hébert families.  Élisée died probably at La Pointe in January 1836; he was 57 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in January 1843.  Marie died in St. Martin Parish in February 1842. 

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Paul le jeune likely married cousin Oliva, also called Eva, Thibodeaux.  Their son Paulin was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in March 1849 but died at age 4 in August 1853, Omer was born in November 1850, and Placide in November 1857.  Olivia's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1867.

6b

Onésime, called Onésime V., may have married cousin Marie Carmelite Thibodeaux.  Their son Valéry was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1851.

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Isaac le jeune married cousin Félicia or Félicie, daughter of Placide Thibodeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1859.  Their son Mozard was born near Breaux Bridge in November 1860, Isaac, fils in January 1867, and Israël in October 1869.  Isaac's succession record, in which the recording clerk called him Onézime Isaac, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in November 1867; he would have been 39 years old that year and, judging by the birth of his son Israël, still very much alive. 

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Louis Bélisaire died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1867.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, did not give "Belizere"'s age at the time of his death; Louis Bélisaire would have been 41 years old.  "Bélisaire Elisé"'s succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following December.  One wonders if he married. 

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Zenon died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in November 1867.  Again, the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, did not give Zenon's age at the time of his death; he would have been 51 years old.  "Zenon Elisé"'s succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December.  One wonders if he married, and why he and his younger brother Louis Bélisaire died within a month of one another.  Note also that youngest brother Isaac le jeune died in January of that year. 

Descendants of Olivier THIBODEAUX (c1733-1803; Pierre)

Olivier, elder son of Charles Thibodeau and Marie-Françoise Comeau, born probably at Chepoudy in c1733, married Madeleine, daughter of probably Alexandre Broussard dit Beausoleil and widow of Jean Landry, either before or during Le Grand Dérangement.  They ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s and followed her family to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65 with two of his Landry stepdaughters, his young daughter, and an infant son.  Olivier was one of the signers of the Dauterive Agreement at New Orleans in April 1765.  He also was one of the Acadians in the Broussard party who exchanged Canadian card money for Louisiana funds.  He and Madeleine followed her family to the Bayou Teche valley.  She was pregnant when they reached Louisiana and gave birth to daughter Marguerite-Anne at Attakapas--the first Acadian child born west of the Atchafalaya Basin and perhaps the first Acadian born in Louisiana.  The baby died six days after her birth.  Madeleine died the same day, probably from complications of childbirth.  Their older daughter Marie married into the Sonnier family.  Olivier remarried to fellow Acadian Agnès Brun, widow of Paul Doucet, probably at Attakapas in c1770.  She gave him more children, including sons.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Girouard, and Martin families.  In September 1786, Olivier and Agnès petitioned the civil authorities at Atakapas, "which by its authority annuls all acts of marriage and Testament done by a Priest and Pastor," stating that "At the time of their marriage they had between 2, 3 children with no right to inherit" and that they "Now wish to make a marriage contract and last will and wish to ... include those of the first marriage as those of the second."  Olivier died at Attakapas in November 1803; he was 70 years old; his succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following April and August, and a succession sale was held in November 1809.  Four of his five sons created families of their own and settled in what became St. Martin and Lafayette parishes. 

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Oldest son Théodore, by his first wife, born probably at Halifax in c1764, married Marie-Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain Sonnier, at Attakapas in July 1782.  They settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion near present-day downtown Lafayette and at Côte Gelée near present-day Broussard.  Their son Nicolas le jeune was born on Ash Wednesday 1784, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 8 days in October 1795, another son, age unrecorded, died at age 15 days in April 1797, Charles Treville was born in March 1801, Jean in September 1803, Jean Valsin in April 1807 but died at age 5 in March 1812, and Étienne, also called Dorsineau, was born in August 1811.  Their daughters married into the Biles, Broussard, Guchet, L'Hermite, and Touchet families. 

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Nicolas le jeune died at his parents' home "at Vermilion" in September 1813.  He was only 30 years old and evidently did not marry. 

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Charles Treville married cousin Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Jean Constantin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1827; Madeleine's mother, also, was a Sonnier.  Their son Charles, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in April 1835, Martin at age 2 months in September 1837, Joseph Azenard at age 4 months in February 1840, André was born in February 1851, and Jean in St. Martin Parish in June 1853.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family. 

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Étienne married Joséphine, called Josette, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Giroir, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1837.  Their son Léonie was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1842, Théodore near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1846, and Joseph in Lafayette Parish in March 1851.  Their daughters married into the Derouen and Moulis families. 

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Nicolas, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in June 1771 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest in July 1772, married Eléonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Prejean, at Ascension on the river in October 1793.  They settled at Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their twin sons Bartholomew or Barthélémy and François were born in June 1801, Onésime was born in March 1806, Rufin, a twin, in February 1808, and Ovide in September 1810.  They also had sons named Surville, Terville, or Derville, and Narcisse.  Their daughters married into the Bernard and Melançon families.  Nicolas's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1817; he would have been 46 years old that year. 

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Barthélémy died at Grand Prairie in October 1818.  He was only 17 years old and did not marry. 

2b

François married French Creole Céleste Lagrange probably on the upper Teche in the 1810s.  Their son Antoine was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1823.  Their daughter married into the Teller family. 

2c

Surville died "at his mother's home at la grand pointe" in August 1825.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Surville's age at the time of his death.  Surville probably did not marry. 

2d

Narcisse married Marie Uranie or Eurasie, daughter of French Creole Jean Caillier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1835.  Their son Nicolas le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1837, Jean in January 1844, Louis Edmond in March 1846, and Jules in November 1850.  They also had a son named Alcide.  Their daughters married into the Degeyter, Patin, and Prejean families. 

Nicolas le jeune married Coralie, daughter of Étienne Buillard, Builliard, or Bulliard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1861; Coralie's mother was a Bernard.  Their son Étienne Osée was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1861, Paul Henry in June 1864, Alphonse in October 1866, and Joseph Laurent in August 1869.  During the War Between the States, Nicolas le jeune served in Company D of the Orleans Guard Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Tennessee and Mississippi, and in Company A of the 30th Regiment/Battalion Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.  Nicolas went home on sick furlough in November 1862, when his company was stationed at Port Hudson, Louisiana, north of Baton Rouge.  According to Confederate records, Nicolas did not return to his unit from sick furlough, so he was declared absent without leave in late 1863 and a deserter in early 1864. 

Alcide married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Stinville Melançon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1870.

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Cyrille, by his second wife, born at Attakapas in October 1773, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Breaux, at Attakapas in November 1799.  They settled at Grand Prairie and Grand Pointe.  Their son Cyrille, fils was born in c1800 but died "as a child" in May 1801, Édouard was baptized at Attakapas, age 3 months, in April 1801, Placide Cyrille was born in October 1802, Achilles in June 1806, Joseph, also called Émile, in October 1809 but died at age 9 months in July 1810, and Olivier le jeune was born in July 1819.  Their daughters married into the Guidry family.  Cyrille died "at his home at la grande pointe" in October 1829; he was 56 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November. 

3a

Édouard died "at his parent's home" at Grand Pointe in May 1819.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry. 

3b

Placide Cyrille married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Landry of St. James Parish and Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1820.  The settled at Grand Pointe.  Their son Placide, fils was born in September 1821 but died at age 1 in September 1822, Léonard was born in May 1823, Zéphirin in June 1825 but died at age 11 months in May 1826, Cyrille Damonville, called Damonville and C. D., was born in February 1827, Narcisse Daluska in June 1829 but died at age 1 1/2 in January 1831, and Olivier Thelesmar or Thelesmar Olivier was born in May 1831.  Placide, père died probably at Grand Pointe in December 1838; the priest who recorded his burial said that Placide was 50 years old when he died, but he was only 36; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in January. 

Léonard married Madeleine Ordalie, called Ordalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Onésime Cormier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1845.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Placide le jeune was born in August 1848, and Ernest in December 1853.  Their daughters married into the Daigle and Melançon families.  Léonard died near Breaux Bridge in November 1857; he was only 34 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December.  His daughter Ulodie was born posthumously. 

Placide le jeune married Célestine, daughter of French Canadian Onésime Patin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1868; Célestine's mother was a Guilbeau.

Damonville married Amelie Félicie, daughter of French Creole Valmont Huval, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1849; Amelie's mother was a Guilbeau.  Their son Cyrille Rosémond was born near Breaux Bridge in July 1850, Jean Baptiste Clairmard in November 1854, Alcée, perhaps also called Damonville, fils, in November 1860 but may have died at age 3 in February 1864, and Jules, a twin, was born in June 1866.  Damonville remarried to cousin Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvestre Dupuis, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1869; Félicia's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Athanase was born near Breaux Bridge in May 1870. 

Olivier Thelesmar married Silvanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élisée Dupuy, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1854.  Their son Jean Théodore was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1855.  Olivier Thelesmar remarried to Adélaïde, daughter of French Creole Onésime Patin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1858; Adélaïde's mother was a Guilbeau.  Their son Adam was born near Breaux Bridge in November 1863, Achille le jeune in May 1866, and Armas in October 1868. 

3c

Achilles married Euphrasie or Euphrosine, another daughter of Valentin Landry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1825.  Their daughter may have married into the Castille family.  Achilles died in St. Martin Parish in March 1854; he was only 47 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse two days after his death.  Did he father any sons? 

3d

Olivier le jeune married cousin Apolline Arthémise or Arthémise Apolline, daughter of fellow Acadian Anaclet Melançon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1840; Apolline's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Amé was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1843, Hippolyte in August 1845, and Cyrille le jeune died near Breaux Bridge, age 2 months, in March 1849.  They also had a son named Antoine.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Guidry, and Leonard families. 

Antoine married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1870.

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Olivier, fils, dit Petiou, baptized at Attakapas, age unrecorded, in May 1776, died at his brother Cyrille's home at Grand Pointe in September 1821.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Olivier dit Petiou died "at age about 39 years," but he was closer to 45.  He probably did not marry.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in October. 

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Youngest son Jean-Baptiste, by his second wife, born at Attakapas on Palm Sunday in 1784, married Susanne, called Suzette and Josette, daughter of fellow Spanish Creole Joseph Ignace Castille of La Grand Pointe, at Attakapas in May 1806.  They settled at Grande Pointe and Grand Bois on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Arsène was born at Grand Pointe in September 1807, Séverin in October 1811, Zenon in February 1814 but died at age 10 in April 1824, Evariste was born in November 1815 but died at age 7 1/2 in July 1823, a son, name unrecorded, died at Grand Bois at age 3 months in February 1818, Eucharis was born at Grand Pointe in December 1820, Gérard in December 1822 but died at age 1 1/2 in June 1824, Bélisaire was born in September 1827, and Émile Clairman, called Clairman, in April 1830.  Their daughters married into the Castille, Guilbeau, and Thibodeaux families.  Baptiste's succession record may have been filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1847; if so, he would have been 63 years old that year.  Or he may have been the Jean Thibodeaux who died in St. Martin Parish in either November 1863 or November 1864, age 72; if so, his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August 1865. 

Clairman married double cousin Idalie or Idalise, daughter of Spanish Creole Zenon Castille, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1856; Idalise's mother was a Thibodeaux; Émile's sister Eugènie's second husband was Idalise's brother Zenon Dorsenne.  Clairman and Idalie's son Jean Horace was born near Breaux Bridge in July 1857, Joseph Duvigneau in June 1859, and Paul Duma in August 1866. 

Descendants of Amand THIBODEAUX (c1734-1818; Pierre)

Amand, younger son of Charles Thibodeau and Marie-Françoise Comeau, born probably at Chepoudy in c1734, escaped the British roundup in Nova Scotia in 1755 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He and his family ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  He followed his older brother Olivier and his Broussard cousins to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65.  Amand married Gertrude, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Bourg of Île St.-Jean, at New Orleans in February 1765--the first recorded Acadian wedding in Louisiana.  They followed their families to Bayou Teche and settled at La Pointe, also called Grand Pointe, on the upper bayou, where their children were born.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Broussard, and LeBlanc families.  Amand died at his home at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in June 1818; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Amand "died ... at age about 87 years," but he was closer to 84.  Three of his five sons created families of their own and settled in St. Martin Parish, but one line may not have survived.  His oldest son's line was especially vigorous. 

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Oldest son Isaac, born at La Pointe in c1769, married Félicité or Félice, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Bernard, at Attakapas in November 1790.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Narcisse was born in January 1797, Placide Isaac in September 1800, and Onésime in April 1805.  They also had a son named Zenon Isaac, also called Zenon J., born probably in c1813.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Thibodeaux families.  Isaac died in St. Martin Parish in August 1833; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Isaac was 60 years old when he died, but he was closer to 64; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in May 1834. 

1a

Narcisse married Lucie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Potier of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1820.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Charles was born in February 1821 but died at age 7 1/2 in September 1828, Narcisse, fils was born in April 1822 but died at age 9 1/2 in November 1831, Alexandre was born in January 1824, Onésime Narcisse in October 1825, Valéry in October 1827, Hippolyte in October 1830, Édouard in June 1832, Joseph in July 1834, and Alexis in November 1836.

Onésime Narcisse married Marcellite Élodie, called Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Colin LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in 1851, and remarried to first cousin Marie Eurasie or Erasie, daughter of his uncle Placide Thibodeaux le jeune, at the St. Martinville church in June 1856, five days after their daughter Marie Alecia was born near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Albert was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1858, Édouard le jeune in May 1862, Arsène in January 1868, and Léon in June 1870.  Their daughter married into the Dautreuil family. 

Valéry married cousin Marie Amelie, Émelie, or Aurelie, daughter of his second cousin Treville Thibodeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1854.  Their son Evariste was born near Breaux Bridge in August 1857, Adam Luc in June 1866, and Joseph le jeune in October 1870.  During the War Between the States, Valéry served as captain of Company A of the Yellow Jacket Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  Valéry, in fact, succeeded his older brother Alexandre as company commander probably after Alexandre resigned the position. 

Alexandre married cousin Sidalise, daughter of Spanish Creole Zenon Castille, at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1856; Sidalise's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Ignace was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1860, Alexandre Demenville in October 1862, Gilbert in August 1865, Adolphe in April 1867, and Edmond in August 1869.  During the War Between the States, Alexandre served as captain of Company A of the Yellow Jacket Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  After Alexandre resigned as company commander, he was succeeded by his younger brother Valéry. 

Joseph married Clara, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Comeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1857; the marriage was recorded at the same church in May 1859.  During the War Between the States, Joseph may have served in Company D of the Orleans Guard Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Tennessee and Mississippi.  Joseph would have been 27 years old if he enlisted in early March 1862, when the battalion was mustered into Confederate service at New Orleans for 90 days.  The battalion promptly took the trains to Corinth, Mississippi, and fought in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in early April.  The battalion was disbanded in June 1862, and many of the men from Company D were transferred to Company A of the 30th Regiment/Battalion Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.  A succession record for Joseph Thibodeaux was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in February 1863; the record noted that Joseph "died in Mississippi."  Was this him?  If so, was he mortally wounded at Shiloh or did he die of disease?  One wonders when and where he died in Mississippi, and if he fathered any sons before his death. 

Alexis died in St. Martin Parish in November 1858.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry. 

Hippolyte married Élisabeth, daughter of Daniel Zeringue, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1859.  Hippolyte died in St. Martin Parish in November 1862; he was only 32 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse a few weeks after his death.  One wonders if Hippolyte's death was war-related and if he fathered any sons. 

During the War Between the States, Édouard may have served in Company D of the Orleans Guard Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Tennessee and Mississippi.  Édouard would have been 29 years old if he enlisted in early March 1862, when the battalion was mustered into Confederate service at New Orleans for 90 days.  The battalion promptly took the trains to Corinth, Mississippi, and fought in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in early April.  The battalion was disbanded in June 1862, and many of the men from Company D were transferred to Company A of the 30th Regiment/Battalion Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.  A succession record for Édouard Thibodeaux was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in November 1862; this probably was him; the record noted that Édouard "d[ied] in Mississippi."  Was he mortally wounded at Shiloh or did he die of disease?  One wonders when and where he died in Mississippi, and if he ever married. 

1b

Placide Isaac married Arsènne Marie or Marie Arsènne, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Guidry of Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1822.  They settled at Grand Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at kinsman Louis Semere's home at Grand Pointe, age 5 days, in June 1823, Placide, fils was born in January 1827 but died at age 3 1/2 in August 1830, Joseph Désiré was born in January 1839, and Charles Ovide near Breaux Bridge in August 1848.  Their daughters married into the Belair, Guilbeau, and Thibodeaux families.  Placide le jeune's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in January 1857; he would have been 57 years old that year. 

Charles Ovide married Eléonore, daughter of French Creole Charles Bertrand, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Charles, fils was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1869. 

1c

Zenon married Marie Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Ignace Castille and widow of Maximilien Derneville DeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1838; she was three years older than he was.  Their son Jean Baptiste Charles, called Charles, was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1841 but died at age 9 1/2 in March 1850, Paul Alcide, called Alcide, was born in December 1842, Gabriel, also called Louis, in December 1844, and Benjamin near Breaux Bridge in September 1848.  Zenon died in St. Martin Parish in September 1855; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, also did not bother to give Zenon's age at the time of his death; however, the federal census of 1850 had counted Zenon at age 37, so he died in his early 40s; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in late November 1855. 

Paul Alcide, called Alcide by the recording clerk, may have married fellow Acadian Alise Landry in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in September 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Lydia church, Iberia Parish, in May 1869.

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Jean-Baptiste, born at La Pointe in November 1774, may have died young. 

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Amand, fils, born at La Pointe in December 1775 and baptized by an Opelousas priest in May 1776, also may have died young.

4

Benjamin, born at La Pointe in October 1784, married Félice, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Girouard of Côte Gelée, at Attakapas in June 1805.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at birth in February 1810, Jean Treville or Treville Jean, was born in March 1811, Achilles or Achille Benjamin in November 1812, and Jean or Don Louis in February 1815.  Their daughter married into the Castille family.  Benjamin remarried to Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Duhon of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1816.  They remained at La Pointe.  Their son Hilaire was born in June 1821, and Désiré in April 1825.  Their daughter married into the Castille family.  Benjamin died probably at La Pointe in May 1833; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Benjamin was 50 years old when he died, but he was only 48; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following November. 

4a

Treville Jean, by his first wife, married Marie Aspasie, called Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvestre LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1829.  Their son Alexandre was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1829 but died at age 3 1/2 in October 1833, Jean Odilon, called Odilon, was born in November 1831, Joseph Arville, called Arville, in December 1833, Pierre Mozart, called Mozart, in January 1841, Jean Neuville, called Neuville, in August 1845 but died at age 4 in October 1849, and Joseph Benjamin was born in May 1852.  Their daughters married into the Devalcourt, Guidry, Guilbeau, and Thibodeaux families. 

Odilon married first cousin Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of Spanish Creole Émile Castille, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1852; Marie's mother was Jean Odilon's aunt, Adélaïde Thibodeaux.  Their son Aubert was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1856, Joseph Siméon near Breaux Bridge in March 1860, Joseph in August 1862, Anthony in January 1864, and Joseph Ulysse in July 1867. 

Arville married Clara, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Potier, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1860.  They lived near Arnaudville, at the boundary of St. Landry and St. Martin parishes.  Their son Albert was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1864. 

Mozart married cousin Arsène, daughter of Spanish Creole Zenon Castille, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1865; Arsène's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Louis was born near Breaux Bridge in September 1869. 

4b

Achilles, by his first wife, married cousin Euphémie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux of Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1835.  Their daughters married into the Begnaud and Castille families.  Achilles died in St. Martin Parish in September 1843; he was only 30 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in September 1844.  Euphémie died in St. Martin Parish in August 1844.  Did they have any sons? 

4c

Don Louis, by his first wife, married Céleste, daughter of German Creole Alexandre Wiltz, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1841; Céleste's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Joseph Edgard was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1842 but may have died in May 1843.  Don Louis remarried to cousin Eugènie, daughter of Placide Thibodeaux, at the St. Martinville church in July 1844.  Their son Sovigne or Sevigne was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1845, Eugène in January 1848, Théogène near Breaux Bridge in December 1850, Benjamin in November 1856, Alcée in September 1860, and Oscar in December 1863.  Don Louis died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in April 1868; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Don Louis died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was 53; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following December. 

Sevigne, by his second wife, married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Adrien Guilbeau, fils, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1868.

4d

Hilaire, by his second wife, married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1842.  Hilaire died in Lafayette Parish, in August 1867; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that "Hilere" died "at age 44 yrs.," but he was 46; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1868.  Did he father any sons? 

4e

Désiré, by his second wife, married cousin Marie, another daughter of Sylvestre LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1844; Marie's mother, also, was a Duhon.  A succession record for Désiré Thibodeaux, called Désiré P. by the recording priest, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in September 1865; Désiré would have been 40 years old that year.  Did he father any sons? 

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Youngest son Placide Amand, born at La Pointe in March 1788, married cousin Agathe Uranie, called Uranie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux of Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1830; Placide was 42 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son, name unrecorded, died in St. Martin Parish at age 7 months in August 1831.  Uranie died in St. Martin Parish in August 1831.  Placide Amand died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1862; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre A., as he called him, died "at age 80 yrs.," but this Pierre would have been 84; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the day of his death.  Did he father any sons who survived childhood? 

Descendants of Jean-Anselme THIBODEAUX (c1750-1820s; Pierre, Michel)

Jean-Anselme, called Anselme, son of Charles Thibodeau and Brigitte Breau, born at Petitcoudiac in c1750, followed his family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore in 1755 and, with them, ended up as a prisoner of war at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early 1760s.  He followed his widowed mother, two younger sisters, and the Broussard dit Beausoleil party to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65 and settled with them at Attakapas, where he married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Melançon, in June 1780.  Marguerite was a native of Maryland and had come to Louisiana with her family in 1766.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family.  Anselme remarried to Anne-Marie, called Annette, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Trahan, at Attakapas in February 1793.  Anne, a native of France, had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Labauve, Landry, Missonnier, and Thibodeaux families.  Anselme's succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in February and March 1822, and at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1823; he would have been in his early 70s in those years.  Only half of his six sons created families of their own and settled in what became Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, called Jean, from his first wife, born at Attakapas in June 1783, married Marie-Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Broussard, at Attakapas in August 1801.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their son Marcellin was born in February 1804, Gérard in March 1809, Jean, fils in November 1820, and Lessin, also called Lessaint, in August 1822.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Credeur, Hébert, and Lemaire families.  Jean died in Lafayette Parish in September 1827; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean was 48 years old when he died, but he was only 44; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November. 

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Marcellin married cousin Éloise or Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Broussard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1837, but they had been "married" for years.  Their son Vileor was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1828, Méance was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 9 months, in June 1833, Dupréville at age 3 months in July 1838, and Jean Ernest, perhaps also called Jean Evariste, was born in March 1841.  Their daughter married into the Benoit and Istre families.  Marcellin may have remarried to Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Benoit and widow of Samuel Royer and Louis Clement, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1855; if so, Marcellin would have been 51 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Vileor, by his first wife, married Azélia, called Zélia, daughter of fellow Acadian François Breaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1849.  Their son Jean Sevigny was born near Grand Coteau in September 1852.

Dupréville, by his first wife, married French Canadian Mathilda or Nathilda Istre in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1857, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, June 1858.  Their sons, perhaps twins, Aloyse and Étienne were born near Grand Coteau in March or June 1861.  Dupréville remarried to Domicile, daughter of French Creole Louis Clement, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1867; Domicile's mother was a Benoit.  Their son Joseph Dupré was born near Church Point in March 1868, and Dupréan in December 1869. 

Jean Ernest, by his first wife, married Clémence or Clementine, daughter of Clément Glaude, Glod, Glode, or Glonde, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1868, but they had been "married" for years, perhaps civilly.  Their son Jean Ernest, fils had been born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1860, Joseph near Church Point in September 1863, and Jean "at Rivière Mentau [Mermentau]" in February 1868. 

1b

Gérard married cousin Cécile, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1828.  Their son Valsin was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1829, Valéry was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in May 1832, Maurice was born in January 1834, and Ozea in August 1835.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Trahan families.  Gérard's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1846. 

1c

Jean, fils married Louise or Louisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1838.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1842, François Émile near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1853, and twins Désiré Delma and Louis Numa in Lafayette Parish in September 1857.  They also had sons name Jean Dupré and Joseph O.  They were living near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in 1861.

Jean Dupré married cousin Émelie, daughter of Anglo American George Harrington, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1867; Émelie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Émile was born near Church Point in March 1869. 

Joseph O. married cousin Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Broussard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1868.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1869. 

1d

Lessaint married Spanish Creole Adeline Gary.  Their son Joseph Cadet was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1847.  Lessaint remarried to Célestine Oliva, daughter of Eugène St. Aubin Lognion or Loignon, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1860; Célestine's mother was a Guidry.  Lessaint and Célestine had been "married" for years.  Their son Jean Arthus had been born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1853, Joseph in July 1856, and Félix in Lafayette Parish in March 1859.  They were living near Youngsville in 1866.  Lessin's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1868; he would have been 46 years old that year. 

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Thomas, by his first wife, born at Attakapas in July 1785, died at age 12 1/2 in October 1797. 

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Pierre-Paul, by his second wife, baptized at Attakapas, age 2 months, in May 1795, married Marie Doralise, called Doralise, Louise, and Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1813.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Maximilien was born in January 1815, Pierre, fils in October 1816, Jean Béloni le jeune, called Béloni, in June 1820, Émile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 1/2, in September 1828, and Anselme le jeune at age 13 months in November 1837.  Their daughters married into the Boulet, Broussard, and Dubois (French Creole, not Acadian) families.  Pierre Paul's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1849; he would have been 54 years old that year, and he was still very much alive.  He died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1869; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre Paul died "at age 77 yrs.," but he was "only" 74.   

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Pierre, fils married Marie Célanie or Sylvanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1835.  Their son Dorestan was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1836, Pierre Théodule in August 1840, Joseph in November 1842, and Jules near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1850.  Their daughters married into the Brasseaux, Broussard, and Meaux families.  Pierre, fils died by June 1863, when he was listed as deceased in a daughter's marriage record. 

Dorestan married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Symphorien Trahan, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1854.  Their son François Oleus, called Oleus, was born near Abbeville in September 1855.  During the War Between the States, Dorestan served in Company A of the Miles' Legion Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana and Mississippi.  He died at Port Hudson, Louisiana, probably in the summer of 1863, and was buried near Baton Rouge. 

According to an Abbeville church record, François Oleus Thibodeaux died in November 1869 "at age 8 yrs."; sadly, the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give the boy's parents' names; François Oleus, son of Dorestan, would have been 14 years old at the time, and, in truth, he lived to create a family of his own.  Oleus, as he was called, married Therzille, daughter of Jean Baptiste Dronet, at the Abbeville church in May 1875, 4 1/2 years after his supposed death; Therzille's mother was an Acadian Vincent.  Oleus and Therzille's son François Dorestan was born near Abbeville in April 1876, Alfred in June 1877, Sevigne in 1881, and Joseph Sehul in August 1885.  They also had a younger son name Purvis James

Pierre Théodule may have married fellow Acadian Elina Broussard.  If so, his succession record, in which the recording clerk called him Théodule, was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1866; he would have been 26 years old that year.  Did he father any sons? 

Joseph married cousin Edmonia, daughter of fellow Acadian François Roger, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1867; Edmonia's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Albert was born near Abbeville in September 1869. 

Jules married double cousin Belzire, daughter of Émile Thibodeaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1868; Belzire's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Justilien was born near Abbeville in August 1869.

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Maximilien married Perpétué, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Théodore Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1841.  Perpétué died on Bayou Tigre in September 1842, perhaps from the rigors of childbirth.  Did Maximilien remarry and father any sons?

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Béloni le jeune married Célestine, daughter of French Creole Louis Boulet, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1844.  Their son Paul was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1847, and Anselme in April 1856.  They were living near Church Pointe, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in the mid-1860s.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Lemaire families. 

Paul married Marguerite, daughter of Jean Baptiste Manceau, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1867; Marguerite's mother was a Vincent.  Their son Aurelien was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1867, and Alcide in August 1869.  They were living near Abbeville in 1870. 

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Émile married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1848.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the mid-1850s and had a son named Désiré

Désiré married Amelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi R. Broussard, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in May 1869.  Their son Joseph Ove was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in September 1870. 

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A son, name unrecorded, from his second wife, died at Attakapas a week after his birth in July 1800.

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Louis, called Don Louis, from his second wife, born at Attakapas in October 1801, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Denis Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1825.  Their son Émile Don Louis was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1830, and Clebert was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3, in May 1840.  Don Louis's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May 1846; he would have been 45 years old that year.  His two sons settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish. 

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Émile Don Louis married cousin Marie Mélasie, called Mélasie, Thibodeaux and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by 1850.  Their son Méance was born near Abbeville in February 1852.  Their daughter married a Thibodeaux cousin.  Émile Don Louis's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse in 1854; he would have been only 24 years old that year. 

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Clebert, called Klebert by the recording priest, married fellow Acadian Oliva Broussard at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1857.  Their son Numa was born near Abbeville in October 1861, and Aramisse was baptized at the Abbeville church, age 4 months, in June 1866. 

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Youngest son Jean Béloni, by his second wife, born in June 1812, died on the Vermilion at age 3 years, 4 months in October 1815. 

Baptiste THIBODEAUX (?-?; ?)

Baptiste Thibodeau came to Louisiana via St.-Domingue probably with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party in 1764-65 and followed them to Bayou Teche, where Spanish officials counted him in the "District of the Pointe" in April 1766.  There was no one else in his household.  One wonders if he ever created a family of his own. 

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Not all of the Thibodeaus who came to Louisiana in 1765 and who settled on the western prairies followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  Another Thibodeau family and a Thibodeau wife chose to settle on the Opelousas prairies instead, where a vigorous line of the family emerged:

Anne-Marie, called Marie, Thibodeau of Port-Royal, age 42, came with husband Timothée Guénard of Maryland, age 49, and two children, ages 19 and 14.  Marie remarried twice at Opelousas--first to François-Marie Rivard, probably a Frenchman, in c1767, and then to Canadian Joseph Loiseau dit Francoeur of Montréal in November 1786, when she was in her early 60s. 

Pierre Thibodeau, age 41, came with wife Françoise Saulnier, age 34, and four daughters--Marie-Josèphe, age 13, Anne-Marie, called Marie, age 5, Françoise, age 4, and Adélaïde, age 3.  They had more children at Opelousas, including two sons.  Daughter Anne-Marie, widow of L'ange Bourg and wife of Basile Chiasson, died at Opelousas in April 1803, in her early 40s.  Daughter Françoise, wife of Fabien Richard, died in St. Landry Parish in February 1812, age 50.  Eldest daughter Marie-Josèphe, wife of François Pitre, died in St. Landry Parish "from infirmities" in April 1817; the Opelousas priest who recorded her burial said that she "received all the sacraments" and died "at age about 72 years," but she was closer to 65. 

Descendants of Pierre THIBODEAUX (1724-1790; Pierre)

Pierre, son of Pierre Thibodeau le jeune and Anne-Marie Aucoin, born at Port-Royal in December 1724, married Françoise, daughter of Étienne Saulnier of Petitcoudiac, in c1751.  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 Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  Pierre, his wife, and four daughters went to Louisiana via St.-Domingue in 1764-65 and followed her family to Opelousas, where Pierre and Françoise had more children, including sons.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Chiasson, Pitre, and Richard families.  Pierre died at Opelousas in July 1790, in his mid-60s; his succession record had been filed at what became the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in late June.  Although he fathered only two sons, both created large families of their own and settled in St. Landry Parish.  Pierre's many grandsons and great-grandsons settled not only in St. Landry but also in Lafayette and Acadia parishes.  They were especially numerous around Grand Coteau and Church Point. 

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Older son Pierre-Cyrille, called Cyrille, born probably at Opelousas in January 1772 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following July, married Anne-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Chiasson, at Opelousas in June 1790.  Adélaïde, a native of Châtellerault, Poitou, France, came to Louisiana with her family aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled on Prairie Bellevue south of the present city.  Their son Cyrille, fils was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in December 1794, having previously been baptized at home, Sylvestre, Sylvère, or Sylvain, also called Louis, was born in c1795 and baptized at Opelousas, age 7, in November 1802, Leufroi, also called Duffroi, was baptized at age 2 in October 1804, and Placide at age 10 days in October 1804.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Daigle (German Canadian, not Acadian), Pariseau, and Richard families.  Cyrille, père died in St. Landry Parish in April 1842; he was 70 years old. 

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Cyrille, fils married Susanne, called Suzette, daughter of French Canadian Pierre Pariseau, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1817; Susanne's mother was a Bellard.  They settled on Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé.  Their son Cyrille III was born in August 1818 but died at age 15 months in October 1819, Louis le jeune was born in December 1823, and Simon in February 1826.  Their daughter married into the Matte family.  Cyrille, fils may have remarried to fellow Acadian Marie LeBlanc.  Their son Placide le jeune was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1832.  Cyrille, fils died near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1870; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Cyrille died "at age 80 yrs.," but he probably was a few years younger. 

Louis le jeune, by his first wife, married cousin Marie Azélima, Célima, Zélima, or Zélina, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Séverin Richard, also called Marechal or Marshal, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1844, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1845; Azélima's mother was a Thibodeaux.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Vial Adam was born in December 1849, Théophile Grégoire in May 1859, Aurelien in March 1861, Civille in January 1866, and Étienne in December 1867.  Their daughters married into the Doucet and Matte families.

Placide le jeune, by his second wife, married Marie Célesie, called Célesie, daughter of French Creole David Lacombe, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1852; Célesie's mother was a Richard.  They also settled near near Church Point, then in St. Landry but not in Acadia Parish.  Their son Octave Placide was born in April 1854, Alcide in August 1856, and Joseph Émile in September 1860.  Placide le jeune's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1866; he would have been 34 years old that year. 

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Sylvère married Scholastique, called Scholastique, Colastie, Scholastie, and also Céleste, another daughter of Pierre Pariseau, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1831, but they had been "married" for years.  Their son Alphonse was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1825, and Pierre le jeune in January 1829.  They also had sons named Placide le jeune and Louis Sylvère.  Their daughters married into the Challande, Rodry, and Simar families.  Sylvère remarried to Céleste, 36-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Doucet and widow of Louis Carriere, at the Opelousas church in January 1836.  Their son Sylvestre, fils was born near Grand Coteau in September 1837, Théodule in June 1838, and Émile in November 1839.  Their daughters married into the Leger and Olivier (Foreign French, not Acadian) families and perhaps into the Bihm family as well.  Sylvère died in St. Landry Parish in January 1846; he was only 50 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse a week after his death. 

Placide le jeune, by his first wife, married Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Cormier, père, and widow of Gilbert Janise, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1844.  Their son Gustave was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1849, and Octave near Grand Coteau in May 1850.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in the 1850s.

Gustave married Louisa or Elisa, daughter of French Creole Louis Carriere, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1867; Louisa's mother was a Young/Lejeune.  They settled near Church Point. 

Alphonse, by his first wife married Séverine, daughter of Jean Baptiste Arnett, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1848, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1849.  Their son Sylvère le jeune was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1853, Jean Baptiste in January 1856, and Jules in April 1858.  Their daughters married into the Janny and Miller families.  Alphonse may have remarried to Célise Bellard at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1861.  They settled near Church Point.  Their son Joseph was born in March 1862, Lucien in October 1866, and Alphonse, fils in July 1870.

Louis Sylvère, by his first wife, married Marie Amelie, Émilia, or Melia, daughter of fellow Acadian Evariste Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1853.  Their son Auguste Mou was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1854.

Sylvestre, fils, by his second wife, married Azélie or Azéline, daughter of German Creole Michel Bihm, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1856.  Their son Alcis Sylvestre was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1860, and Michel in March 1863.  Sylvestre, fils died in St. Landry Parish in January 1863; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial said that Sylvestre died "at age 28 yrs.," but he was only 25; his succession record had been filed at the Opelousas courthouse in December 1862, a few weeks before his death.  One wonders if Sylvestre, fils's death was war-related. 

Théodule, by his second wife, married Marie Philomène, called Philomène, daughter of French Creole Étienne Latiolais, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1857; Philomène's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Étienne was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1861, and Joseph in February 1863. 

Émile, by his second wife, married Léocade, daughter of French Canadian Joseph Daigle III, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Louis Ulysse was born near Church Point in January 1870. 

Pierre le jeune, by his first wife, married Marie Éloise or Élodie, daughter of French Canadian Michel Roy, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1866; Pierre le jeune was 37 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled near Eunice. 

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Placide married Marie Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Bernard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1830.  Their son Adolphe le jeune was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 months, in July 1838, and a son, name unrecorded, died at age 9 in January 1849.  Their daughters married into the Arnaud, Begnaud, Bernard, and Roy (French Canadian, not Acadian) families. 

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Leufroi married Mélasie, also called Charlotte Adeline, 17-year-old daughter of French Creole Madeleine Dufrene, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1831; Adeline also was called Charlotte Adeline Rodrigues, so her father may have been a Rodrigues.  She and Leufroi did not remain on Bayou Lafourche.  Their twin sons Leufroi Théogène and Placide Théogène were born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1833, Louis le jeune near Opelousas in July 1837, Auguste was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age 3 1/2, in February 1843, and Onésime was born in June 1844.  Their daughters married into the Janny or Janise, Labbé, LeBoeuf, and Miller families. 

Auguste married fellow Acadian Zélima Gautreaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1858, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in March 1860.  Their son Octave was born in St. Landry Parish in April 1863.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, by 1870. 

Louis le jeune married Eugènie, daughter of French Creole Eugène LeBoeuf, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1862, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1863; Eugènie's mother was a Lejeune.  Their son Joseph was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1863, and Armogène near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1868. 

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Younger son Pierre, fils, born at Opelousas in August 1776, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Victor Richard, at Opelousas in January 1798. Their son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in December 1798, Hippolyte was born in January 1805, Pierre III in March 1809, Louis in February 1811, Marcellin in October 1814, Emerand in January 1818, Léon, also called Léonce and Ling, in November 1819, and Joseph in October 1824.  They also had a son named Placide.  Their daughters married into the Bellard, Hébert, Lavergne (French Creole, not Acadian), and Reaux families. 

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Jean Baptiste married cousin Marie Azélie, called Azélie and Zélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Philippe Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1816.  Their son Philippe was born in St. Landry Parish in December 1817 but died at age 2 months the following February, Célestin was born in November 1825, Jean Baptiste, fils near Grand Coteau in June 1830, Zéphirin in August 1832, and Edmond in November 1834.  They also had a son named Marcellin.  Their daughters married into the Bouillon, Courvelle or Courville, Duplechin, Fall, and Smith families.  Baptiste's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in October 1835; he would have been in his mid-30s that year. 

Célestin married first cousin Estelle, daughter of Joseph Reaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1848; Estelle's mother was Célestin's aunt, Suzette Thibodeaux.  They settled on the prairie between Grand Coteau and Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Marcellin was born in January 1857, Célestin, fils in January 1865, and Charles in September 1867.  During the War Between the States, Célestin may have served in Company K of the 7th Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Louisiana, especially against local Jayhawkers.  One of the unit's duties was to round up Confederate deserters ... like Célestin's younger brothers Jean Baptiste, fils, Zéphirin, and Edmond.  

Jean Baptiste, fils married Elizabeth, daughter of Anglo American John H. H. Smith, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1850; Elizabeth's mother was a Savoy; Jean Baptiste, fils's sister Marcelline married Elizabeth's brother Robert, and Jean Baptiste, fils's uncle Léon married Elizabeth's sister Céleste.  Jean Baptiste, fils and Elizabeth's son Eugène was born near Grand Coteau in February 1856, and Félicien in March 1858.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux family.  During the War Between the States, Jean Baptiste, fils, along with brothers Zéphirin and Edmond and other St. Landry Parish men, was conscripted into Company I of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  When the unit was captured with the rest of the Confederate forces at Vicksburg in July 1863, Jean Baptiste, fils and his brothers, along with most of the other conscripts in their unit, refused parole.  The federals sent them to Memphis, Tennessee, as prisoners of war.  From there they were transferred to Gratiot Street Military Prison in St. Louis, Missouri, and then sent on the prisoner-of-war compound at Camp Morton, outside of Indianapolis, Indiana.  In January 1865, at Camp Morton, all three brothers took the oath of allegiance to the United States government and were released to return to home.  This made them deserters to the Confederate cause, so one wonders what they did after they got back to St. Landry Parish. 

Zéphirin married Amelie, Ameline, or Amelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1852.  Their son Edgard was born near Grand Coteau in April 1856, Joseph Edvi or Édouard, called Édouard, in August 1859 but died at age 1 1/2 in February 1861, Antoine Numa was born in May 1861, and Alcée in July 1869.  During the War Between the States, Zéphirin, like his brothers Jean Baptiste, fils and Edmond, was conscripted into Company I of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He, too, refused to sign a parole in July 1863 and ended up as a prisoner of war at Camp Morton, Indiana. 

Edmond married first cousin Joséphine, another daughter of Joseph Reaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1855.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1855, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Grand Coteau at age 1 month in October 1858, Aristide was born in August 1859, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in June 1861, Cleopha was born in May 1862, and Edmond, fils near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1870 but died the following July.  During the War Between the States, Edmond, like his brothers Jean Baptiste, fils and Zéphirin, was conscripted into Company I of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He, too, refused to sign a parole in July 1863 and ended up as a prisoner of war at Camp Morton, Indiana. 

Marcellin, perhaps also called Mazant, Méance, and Marie, may have married fellow Acadian Selimene or Celimene Dupuy in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1856.  Their son Jean Duplessis was born near Opelousas in October 1860, and François "at Rivière Mentau [Mermentau]" in March 1868. 

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Hippolyte married Arsène, daughter of German Creole Étienne Bran, Brandt, Branale, Brant, also called Brown, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1824; Arsène's mother was a Richard.  Their son Lasty was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1825 but died at age 3 1/2 in March 1829.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Broussard, and Caruthers families.  Did this line, except for its blood, survive?

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Pierre III married Marguerite, daughter of Anglo American William Woods, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1829; Marguerite's mother was a Brasseaux.  Their son Pierre IV was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1833, and Émile in October 1837.  They may have had a son named Evariste, born in the late 1830s.  Their daughter married into the Ducharme family.  Pierre III died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1864; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Tarsile Pierre, as he called him, died "at age 55 yrs.," so this probably was him.  His son Pierre IV seems to have died only four days later.  One wonders if their deaths were war-related. 

Pierre IV married Anaïse Amelie, Amelia, or Émilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Maxille Cormier, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1856.  Their son Félix was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, age 7 months, in July 1857, Alexandre was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1860, and Théomile near Grand Coteau in November 1863.   Pierre IV probably was the Pierre Thibodeaux who died near Grand Coteau in August 1864; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre died "at age 30 yrs."; this Pierre would have been 31.  Pierre IV's father seems to have died only four days before he did.  One wonders if their deaths were war-related. 

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Léon married Céleste, daughter of Anglo American John H. H. Smith, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1839; Céleste's mother was a Savoy; one of Léon's nephews and a niece married Céleste's siblings.  Léon and Céleste's son Hilaire Lasty, called Lasty, was born near Grand Coteau in January 1842 but died at age 4 1/2 in August 1846, Cyprien was born in January 1844 but died at age 3 1/2 in August 1847, Léon, fils was born in February 1847 but died the following November, Léonce was born in December 1850 but died at age 3 1/2 in October 1854, Théophile in December 1852, Joseph in September 1855 but died the following November, Martin was born in November 1856, and Félix in November 1861.  Their daughters married into the Duplechin and Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian) families. 

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Placide married cousin Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian François Richard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1843, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1845.  Their son Alcide was born near Grand Coteau in June 1846, Eusèbe in January 1849, Joseph Omer near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1851, Thelesmar in July 1856, François near Grand Coteau in January 1858, and Telesphore in January 1862. 

Alcide married first cousin Marie Odesia, Odosia, or Dosia, daughter of his uncle Louis Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1869.

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Louis married Louise, daughter of French Creole Louis Servant or Sarvant, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1852; Louis was 41 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their daughter married a Thibodeaux first cousin.  Louis's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in August 1854; he would have been 43 years old that year.  Did he father any sons? 

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During the late antebellum period, Thibodeauxs from Bayou Lafourche and St. James Parish joined their cousins on the western prairies.  Others moved from the Lafourche to the southwestern prairies either during or soon after the War Between the States:

Descendants of Nicolas THIBODEAUX (1808-1866; Pierre, ?, Pierre, Jean)

Nicolas, fifth son of Jacques Joseph Nicolas Thibodeaux and Flore Adélaïde Vincent, born in Assumption Parish on upper Bayou Lafourche in December 1808, married Mélanie Basilise, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Lejeune, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1831.  Their daughter married into the Comeaux family in Terrebonne Parish.  Nicolas, père, while a resident of Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, remarried to Émilie, also a resident of Petit Caillou and daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Lambert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1843, but they had been "married" before that date.  Nicolas took his family to St. Martin Parish soon after his remarriage.  Nicolas died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1866; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, did not bother to give Nicolas's age at the time of his death, but this Nicolas would have been 58. 

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Oldest son Nicolas Genereaux, by his first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1834, married first cousin Clémence Rosalie, daughter of his uncle Pierre Joseph Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1856.  They remained in Terrebonne Parish until after the War Between the States, when they joined his family on lower Bayou Teche.  Their son Edmond was born near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in October 1869. 

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Sylvère Octave, by his first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1837, died in St. Martin Parish in October 1845.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that the boy died at age 10 1/2, but he was only 8.   

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Jean Baptiste Olivier, perhaps called Olivier, by his second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1840, may have married cousin Eliza Thibodeaux.  If so, their son Olivier, fils was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in February 1860. 

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Eusèbe Augustin, by his second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1842, may have died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1848.  The priest who recorded the burial said that Eusèbe died "at age 16-17 yrs.," but this Eusèbe would have been only 5 1/2 years old. 

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Youngest son Oscar, by his second wife, was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1844.  Did he marry?

Descendants of Joseph Norbert THIBODEAUX (1831-; Pierre, Jean, Pierre, Charles)

Joseph Norbert, second son of Joseph Louis or Louis Joseph Thibodeaux and Marie Hélène Landry, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in November 1831, married cousin Marie Léonie, called Léonie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Peytavin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1855; Léonie's mother, also, was a Landry.  They moved to St. Landry Parish soon after their marriage.

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Oldest son Joseph Norbert, fils, born in either St. James or St. Landry Parish in c1857, died in St. Landry Parish in September 1859.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the boy's burial, and who did not bother to give the parents' names, said that Joseph Norbert died "at age 2 yrs. at Bayou Courtableau."  He probably was Joseph Norbert's son. 

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A son, name unrecorded, died in St. Landry Parish in March 1866, age 12 days. 

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Louis was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1867. 

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Other THIBODEAUXs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Thibodeauxs in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  The priests at Grand Coteau and Abbeville were especially negligent in their recordkeeping.  One suspects that some of the Thibodeauxs who lived on the western prairies during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Thibodeauxs: 

Marie Thibodeaux, described as "wid. of dec. Michel Bernard," died "at her residence at La Pointe," St. Martin Parish, in December 1809 "at age 78 yrs."  One wonders which Marie Thibodeaux this may have been, and which Michel Bernard was her husband. 

Armand Thibodeaux, according to a succession record filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in September 1816, had sons named Rosémond and Camille.

Alexandre Thibodeaux married ____ Haggerty.  Their son Alexandre, fils died "at his father's home" in Lafayette Parish in October 1830.  The priest who recorded the burial did not say how old the boy was when he died.  Who was Alexandre, père?

Augustin Thibodeaux married Thérèse Tyson and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the mid-1830s.  Their son Louis Franklin was born near Grand Coteau in January 1841, Henri Oscar in October 1842, Tyson Benjamin in October 1844, and John Napoléon in May 1849.  Their daughter married into the Myers family. 

Placide Thibodeaux married Arcènne Dupuis and settled in St. Martin Parish by the late 1830s. 

Ozémé, son of Pierre Thibodeaux, died near Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, in July 1845.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Ozémé's mothers name nor his age at the time of his death.  Which Pierre was the father? 

Louis Thibodeaux married Joséphine Courvelle at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1846.  Neither the priest nor the parish clerk who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names.  Which Louis was this?  Was Louis a Quebedeaux, not a Thibodeaux?  Church records conflict. 

Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux died in St. Martin Parish in April 1847.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 15 yrs."  Who were the boy's parents? 

Henri Thibodeaux married cousin Phelonise Thibodeaux and settled near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, by the late 1840s. 

Louis Thibodeaux married Louise Boudreaux.  Their son Joseph Holand was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in May 1851. 

Pierre Thibodeaux married cousin Mélanie Thibodeaux.  Their son Gustave was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in November 1851, and Pierre Adam near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1855. 

Thoucin Thibodeaux married Marie Barbe Frosard.  Their daughter Meranthe married into the Babineaux family in Lafayette Parish in January 1854. 

Pierre Janny Thibodeaux died near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1855.  He was only 8 days old.  The priest who recorded the infant's burial did not bother to give the parents' names.  Were they Pierre and Mélanie Thibodeaux

Sevigne Thibodeaux died in St. Martin Parish in October 1855.  The Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Sevigne's age at the time of his death. 

Alcide Thibodeaux died in St. Martin Parish in October 1855.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial did not give Alcide's parents' names, mention a wife, or even give his age at the time of his death. 

Élodie Thibodeaux married Joacin, probably Joachim, son of fellow Acadian Jean Richard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Thibodeaux died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in 1857.  The priest who recorded the burial did not give Jean's parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Jean's age at the time of his death. 

Evelina Thibodeaux married Charles Émile Soigné, perhaps Sonnier, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1857.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Arcisse, perhaps Narcisse, Thibodeaux died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in September 1857.  The priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Arcisse's age at the time of his death. 

Hippolyte Thibodeaux married Sidalise Woods and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1850s. 

Belzire Thibodeaux married Edmond, fils, son of Edmond Boudreaux, père, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1858.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Dolzer, son of Arcisse, probably Narcisse, Thibodeaux, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in August 1860, only 4 years old.  Which Narcisse Thibodeaux was this?

Céleste Thibodeaux married Alexis, son Frédéric Sylvain Blanchard and widower of Émilia N. Dugas, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Venance Thibodeaux married Adélaïde Alouet.  Their son Venance, fils was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1861. 

Euphémie Nathilda Thibodeaux married Francis Numa Primeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

During the War Between the States, Risner L. Thibodeaux served in Company D of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jacket Battalion Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana.  Risner, probably a conscript, enlisted at Camp Pratt, near New Iberia, in August 1862, in either the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry or the Yellow Jacket Battalion Louisiana Infantry, which were combined to form the Consolidated 18th Regiment at Simmesport, Louisiana, in November 1863.  Risner did not survive his Confederate service.  A Grand Coteau priest, who did not bother to record his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Risnair, as the priest called him, died at Shreveport, Louisiana, in May 1864 "at age 22 yrs."  Did Risner die of wounds suffered in the Red River Campaign of March-May 1864?  Who were his parents?  Did he marry before he was drafted into Confederate service? 

Onésime Thibodeaux married cousin Erazie Thibodeaux.  Their son Joseph Noe was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1865.  Was he the Onésime Thibodeaux who died in St. Martin Parish in November 1867, age 71?  If so, he would have been one helluva man. 

Scholastique Thibodeaux married Damon Louis Janny, fils in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Louisa Thibodeaux married fellow Acadian Adolphe Leger in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Sevina, daughter of Aurelien Thibodeaux and Azelen Reaux, married Simon, son of fellow Acadian Flomene Breaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1866.

Joseph Desma, Dema, or Dermas "of SM" married Alphonsine Marie, daughter of German Creole Joseph Wiltz, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1867.

Joséphine Thibodeaux, widow of Joseph Lafosse, married Lucien, son of fellow Acadian François Breaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's parents' names. 

Marie Louise Thibodeaux, daughter of Marie Doucet, married Sosthène Broussard, son of Louise Fuselier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage gave no clue who the fathers of the bride and groom may have been.  Were they Acadian?

Honoré, son of Étienne Thibodeaux and Mary Lise, married Azélie, daughter of Melasie Bihm, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, the following December.  Was Étienne Acadian?

Bruno Thibodeaux, son of Louis Dugas[sic] and Adélaïde Thibodeaux, married Ordalie, daughter of Anglo American Adam Smith, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1869.  Was Bruno a Dugas and not a Thibodeaux?

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

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

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

Félicien, son of Sevenne Thibodeaux and Mélanie Vincent, married cousin Élizabeth Thibodeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1870.  Who was Félicien's paternal grandparents?  Who were Élizabeth's parents?  The marriage record notes that Félicien's mother was deceased at the time of the wedding. 

Eugènie Thibodeaux married Eraste Baulet, probably Boulet, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Louisette Thibodeaux married Gustave Lacombe in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Placide Thibodeaux married Marie Scolastie Trahan in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Which of the many Placide Thibodeauxs was this?

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Some of the Thibodeaus who came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 did not go to the western prairies.  They settled, instead, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before:

Théotiste dite Sally Thibodeau, age 25, widow of Bonaventure Godin, came with a 4-year-old daughter.  Théotiste remarried to fellow Acadian Firmin Landry, a widower, either at St.-Jacques or Attakapas in c1769, and they settled in the Attakapas District. 

Charles Thibodeau, age 26, came alone.  He may have lived briefly in the Attakapas District before returning to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married and settled. 

Jean-Baptiste Thibodeau, age 22, also came alone. 

Pierre Thibodeau, age unrecorded, also may have come alone. 

Rose, or Rosalie, Thibodeau of Pointe Beauséjour, Chignecto, age unrecorded, widow of Claude Richard, came with an infant son.  She remarried to Canadian Jacques Lachaussée at New Orleans soon after she reached the city but died probably at Cabanocé before February 1768, when her husband remarried there. 

Descendants of Charles THIBODEAUX (c1739-1820; Pierre, Jean)

Charles, son of Pierre Thibodeau and Madeleine Cormier, born in Acadia in c1739, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé, where Spanish officials counted him in April 1766.  He may have lived briefly on the upper Teche before returning to Cabanocé, where he married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Landry, in c1768.  Marie, a native of Chignecto, was among the first Acadians who came to Louisiana, from Georgia via Mobile in February 1764.  In 1777, Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois and Caillouet families.  Charles died near Convent, St. James Parish, a widower, in September 1820; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 83 years old when he died.  Five of his six sons created families of their own.  Two of his sons and a grandson moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, and a grandson moved to St. Landry Parish, but the others remained in what became St. James Parish.  Most of them settled near Convent, on the left, or east, bank of the river. 

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Oldest son Jean-Charles, called Charles, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in July 1774, married Marie Céleste or Célestine, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Blanchard, at St.-Jacques in January 1798.  Their son Jean-Olivier, called Olivier le jeune, was born at St.-Jacques in November 1798, Pierre-Eugène in September 1801 but died at age months the following May, Pierre was born in June 1803, François in c1806, and Michel in December 1808.  Jean Charles died near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1854; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Charles died at "age 83 yrs.," but he was closer to 80. 

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Pierre married Marie, daughter of French Canadian Jacques Caillouet, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in March 1829; Marie's mother was a Theriot.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes before following two of his uncles to Bayou Lafourche. 

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Olivier le jeune married Azélie, daughter of German Creole Bastien Hymel, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in August 1832.  Their son Justin was born near Convent in August 1839, and a newborn son, name unrecorded, died in February 1847.  Their daughter married into the Comeaux family.  Olivier le jeune may have died near Convent in October 1855; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Olivier Tibaudeau died at "age 48 yrs.," but this Olivier would have been 56. 

Justin married Euphrasie, daughter of French Creole Michel LeBoeuf, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1860; Euphrasie's mother was a Gaudet.

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François died near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1841.  He was only 35 years old.  Did he marry? 

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Pierre-Olivier, called Olivier, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1779, married Marie-Geneviève, called Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in August 1802.  They had children in St. James Parish before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1810s. 

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Louis-Basile, called Basile, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in October 1781, died near Convent, St. James Parish, in December 1829.  He was 48 years old and evidently did not marry. 

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Jean-Baptiste, born probably at St.-Jacques in the 1780s, married Marie Nathalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Martin, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1809.  They, too, had children in St. James Parish before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche in the late1810s.

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Paul, born at St.-Jacques in April 1794, married Marie Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Gautreaux, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1814.  Their son Paul Adrien was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in March 1821, Paul Lucien, called Lucien, in August 1832, and Paul Émile, called Émile, in October 1840.  Their daughters married into the Caillouet family.  Paul died near Convent in February 1865; the priest who recorded his burial said that Paul died at "age 64 years," but he was 70. 

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Lucien married Odile, daughter of German Creole Placide Hymel, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1857.

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Émile married Justine or Justina, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Désiré Gravois, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1866.  Their son Joseph Émile, called Émile, was born near Convent in July 1868 but died at age 9 months in April 1869, and a second Joseph Émile died a day after his birth in November 1870.

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Youngest son Joseph-Louis or Louis-Joseph, born at St.-Jacques in September 1796, married cousin Marie Hélène or Héloise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1823.   Their son Léon Joseph was born near Convent in January 1824, and Joseph Norbert in November 1831.  Their daughters married into the Dittman and Pitas families. 

Joseph Norbert married cousin Marie Léonie, called Léonie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Peytavin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1855; Léonie's mother, also, was a Landry.  They moved to St. Landry Parish. 

Jean-Baptiste THIBODEAUX (c1743-?; Pierre, ?)

Jean-Baptiste Thibodeau, born in Acadia in c1743, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé, where Spanish officials counted him in April 1766.  He does not seem to have created a family of his own. 

Pierre THIBODEAUX (?-?; Pierre,?)

Pierre Thibodeau came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé, where Spanish officials counted him in April 1766; he had a girl in his household, who may have been a sister.  He does not seem to have created a family of his own. 

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A Thibodeau widow and her children came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767:

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Thibodeau of Port-Royal, age 50, widow of  Cosme Brasseur dit Brasseux, came with six children, ages 22 to 12.  They followed the rest of their fellow exiles from Maryland to the new Acadian settlement of St.-Gabriel d'Iberville on the river above St.-Jacques.  Élisabeth died at St.-Gabriel "sometime before 1773."  Most of her children moved to the Opelousas prairies. 

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A Thibodeau wife and her family came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1768 with the large extended family led by the Breau brothers of Pigiguit:

Marguerite Thibodeau, age 26, came with husband Charles Trahan, age 37, and three children, ages 11 to 2.  Spanish Governor Ulloa forced them to go to the new Acadian community of San Luìs de Natchez, far upriver above Baton Rouge, but they did not remain there.  After Ulloa's successor allowed them to leave Natchez, they moved downriver to the Acadian Coast, where they had wanted to go in the first place.  One of Marguerite's sons moved to the Attakapas District. 

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

Louis Thibodeau arrived who knows when and went who knows where. 

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Six more Thibodeau families reached New Orleans aboard three of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Most of them went to upper Bayou Lafourche, but two families settled on the river.  Only one family remained there, but a substantial family line came of it in what became West Baton Rouge Parish:

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Boudrot, age 56, widow of Olivier Thibodeau, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her was 17-year-old daughter Élisabeth- or Isabelle-Marie.  They did not follow the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche but chose to go to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Isabelle-Marie married into the Clouâtre family there in 1787, but she and her family moved on to the upper Lafourche during the early antebellum period. 

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Charles Thibodeau, age 63, crossed aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in early December.  With him was wife Madeleine Henry, age 58, and five children--Marguerite-Josèphe, age 22, twins Jeanne-Tarsile and Pierre-Charles, age 20, Hélène, age 18, and Marie-Victoire, age 15.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Courtois, Hébert, and Pitre families, and two of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Son Pierre-Charles remained on the river:

Descendants of Pierre-Charles THIBODEAUX (1764-1827; Pierre, Pierre l'aîné, Philippe)

Pierre-Charles, son of Charles Thibodeau and Madeleine Henry, born at le Moissays, France, near St.-Malo, in July 1764, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel in 1785 and followed them to Bayou des Écores, where he married Madeleine-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Bourg, in October 1788.  Adélaïde also had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  They moved downriver to the Baton Rouge area in the early 1790s.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Broussard, and Trahan families.  Pierre Charles died near Baton Rouge in May 1827; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre Charles was 64 years old when he died, but he was "only" 62.  Three of his five sons created families on their own and settled in West and East Baton Rouge parishes. 

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Oldest son Bénoni-Sylvestre, born probably at Bayou des Écores in January 1790, may have died young. 

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Joseph, born near Baton Rouge in December 1794, died at age 4 1/2 in March 1799. 

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Arsène, born near Baton Rouge in October 1797, married Brigitte, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Trahan, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1816.  Their son Séverin was born near Baton Rouge in July 1819, Victor was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 2, in March 1823, and Octave was born in November 1825.  They also had a son named Pierre Arsène.  Their daughter married into the Melon family.  Arsène remarried to cousin Joséphine Bourg in a civil ceremony in October 1829, and sanctified the marriage at the Baton Rouge church in June 1830; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of relationship in order to marry.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Joseph Léonard was born in November 1830.  Their daughter married into the Gaille family.  Arsène's sons from his first marriage remained in West Baton Rouge Parish, but his son by his second wife settled across the river in East Baton Rouge, where relatively few Acadians lived. 

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Pierre Arsène, by his first wife, married Delvina or Delvine, also called Elvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Landry, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1839.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Pierre Alfred, called Alfred, was born in July 1843, Albert near Brusly in November 1848, Joseph Valmon in February 1851, and François Edgard, called Edgard, in July 1856 but died at age 1 in August 1857.  Their daughter married into the Lejeune family.  Pierre Arsène remarried to Celima, daughter of fellow Acadian Bouviere Daigre and widow of Jean Baptiste Richard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1865.

Alfred, by his first wife, married Henriette Victorine, daughter of Louis Lavigne, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1866; Henriette's mother was a Landry.

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Séverin, by his first wife, married Irma, daughter of French Creole André Lemoine of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1840.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Arsène le jeune was born in December 1842.  Séverin died by July 1846, when his wife remarried at Baton Rouge. 

Arsène le jeune married cousin Marie Olymphe or Olymphiade, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Charles Bourg, in a civil ceremony in c1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1869; Marie's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Paul Émile was born near Baton Rouge in January 1870.

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Victor, by his first wife, married Marie Aureline, called Aureline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Allain of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1844.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Sylvanie was born near Brusly in March 1850, and Victorin Charles in February 1853.

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Joseph Léonard, by his second wife, married cousin Mary Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Bourg, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1852; they had to secure a dispensation for "2nd degree relationship" in order to marry.  They were among the relatively few Acadians who settled in East Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Frank or Francis Edward was born near Baton Rouge in November 1854 but died at age 11 in January 1866, Joseph Lucien was born in February 1857, Francis in February 1859 but died at age 5 1/2 in September 1864, Villeneuve Jean Baptiste died at age 16 months in July 1865, and Arsène le jeune was born in December 1866. 

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Octave, by his first wife, died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1864.  The priest who recorded the burial, but who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Octave died at "age 36 years," but he would have been 38.  Did Octave ever marry? 

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Jean-Louis, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 3 months, in April 1802, married Séraphine Maturine, daughter of fellow Acadian Mathurin Lejeune, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1832.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Louis Edmond was born in February 1833, Adonis in August 1834, Paul Moléon in June 1836, Alphonse was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 19 months, in January 1840, Jules Théodore was born in March 1842, Edgar or Edgard in August 1843, Numa Alcée near Brusly in December 1846 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1849, and Louis was born in April 1853.  Their daughter married into the Shanks family. 

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Adonis married Marie Irma, called Irma, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Labauve and widow of Villeneuve Richard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1862.  Their twin sons Jean and Pierre were born near Brusly in September 1869. 

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Jules married Delores Garnier and settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, by the late 1860s. 

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Edgard married Amelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Bourg, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1869.

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Youngest son Pierre Charles, also called Octave, born near Baton Rouge in March 1812, married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Lejeune of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1835.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Pierre Théophile was born near Brusly in October 1845, Émile in October 1847, and Joseph Apollinaire in August 1849.  Their daughter may have married a Thibodeaux cousin. 

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Other THIBODEAUXs on the River

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

Séverin Thibodeaux married Joséphine Lejeune and settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, by the mid-1840s.  Was this Arsène's son Octave? 

Evariste Thibodeaux died near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1849.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Evariste died at "age 39 yrs."  How was Evariste kin to Charles Thibodeaux et al.?

Séverin Thibodeaux married cousin Edvise Thibodeaux and settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, by the late 1850s.  Which Séverin was this?  Was Edvise the same as Edvige Adélaïde, daughter of Pierre Thibodeaux and Azélie Lejeune, baptized at Brusly, age unrecorded, in July 1842?  If so, she married young. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Thibodeaus who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche: 

Blaise Thibodeau of Port-Royal, age 56, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With him were wife Catherine Daigle, age 56, three children--François-Jean, age 18, Joseph-Marie, age 15, and Élisabeth- or Isabelle-Jeanne, age 10--and a 31-year-old Hébert nephew.  Blaise was a widower by January 1788, when he was listed in a Lafourche valley census without a wife.  His younger sons remained on the upper bayou. 

Firmin-Charles Thibodeau, age 25, Blaise's oldest son, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Marie-Madeleine Thériot, age 20, and 2-year-old son Firmin-Blaise.  Marie-Madeleine was pregnant when the family left France.  Another son, Martin, named after his godfather, Louisiana's intendant Martin Navarro, whom the Acadians adored, was born either aboard ship or in New Orleans soon after the family reached the colony.  Firmin-Charles and Marie-Madeleine had more children on the bayou. 

Jean Thibodeau of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 42, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second wife Marie Dugas, age 18, two children from his first marriage to Frenchwoman Françoise Huert--Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas, age 18, and Marie-Jacquemine, age 14--and kinswoman Élisabeth Thibodeau, age 45, widow of Frenchman Jacques Bourbon.  Marie gave Jean more children on the upper bayou. 

Marie-Josèphe Thibodeau of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 32, Jean's sister, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second husband Joseph-Philippe Henry, age 22, and two sons, ages 3 and infant, from her first husband, Frenchman Nicolas Metra.  Marie-Josèphe died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1837; she was 90 years old. 

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Jean-Baptiste-Pierre dit Alequin Thibodeau, age 20, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With him was wife Marie-Rose Damour or Louviere of Rivière St.-Jean, age 24.  Marie-Rose was pregnant when they left France.  Son Jean-Martin was born aboard ship.  Alequin and Marie-Rose had more children, including sons, in Louisiana (according to a church record, one of their sons, born in December 1787, strangely, was baptized at Manchac on the river the following April; the others were born on the upper bayou). 

Marguerite Thibodeau, age 40, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Étienne Boudrot, age 42, and seven children, ages 19 to infant.  Marguerite died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1831; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded her burial said that she was 94 years old when she died; her succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in March. 

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The Thibodeaus from France created a third center of family settlement on Bayou Lafourche: 

Descendants of Jean THIBODEAUX (c1742-c1800; Pierre, ?)

Jean, son of Pierre Thibodeau and Hélène Gautrot, born at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1742, was exiled to Virginia in 1755, deported to England in 1756, and repatriated to France in the spring of 1763.  He became a sailor in the mother country and married Françoise, daughter of Frenchman Guillaume Huert of Pleudihen, France, near St-Malo, at Pleudihen in February 1764.  After participating in the failed Acadian settlement scheme in Poitou in the early 1770s and retreating with other Acadians to Nantes in December 1775, Françoise died, and Jean remarried to Marie, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Dugas, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay near Nantes in May 1785; he was in his early 40s and she was 18 at the time of the wedding; she was, in fact, a few months younger than Jean's son Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas!  They crossed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to upper Bayou Lafourche, where they had more children, including a son.  A daughter was baptized at New Orleans in July 1798, so they may have spent some time in the city; strangely, the baptismal record called him Pedro.  His daughter by his first wife married into the Boudreaux family.  His daughters by his second wife married into the Benoit, Boudreaux, Dubois, and Guidry families.  Jean died by October 1803, when wife Marie remarried at Assumption; he would have been in his late 50s.  Only his older son Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas created a family, but his line was a vigorous one.  One of Jean's grandsons moved to Bayou Teche in the early 1840s, but his other grandsons remained on the southeastern bayous, in Assumption, Lafourche Interior, and Terrebonne parishes. 

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Older son Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas, by his first wife, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in September 1766, married Flore-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Vincent, at Lafourche in November 1789.  Adélaïde also was a native of France and had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Louis-Marie was born at Assumption in March 1793, François in March 1800, Pierre-Joseph or Joseph-Pierre, perhaps also called Jean Pierre, in c1802, Auguste or Augustin Eugène or Eugène Auguste at Ascension in July 1806, Nicolas in Assumption Parish in December 1808, Leufroi Justin or Justin Leufroi in November 1811, and Benjamin Hilaire in March 1814.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Galien, LeBlanc, and Trahan families.  Jacques died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1830; he was 64 years old.  Some of his sons settled in Terrebonne Parish, especially on Bayou Petit Caillou.  One of his sons lived briefly on Bayou Teche. 

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François married Angèle, Angélique, or Agnès, 17-year-old daughter of Augustin Biro, Biron, Birou, Buron, Byron, or Durond of Illinois, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1821.  Their son Jean Moïse was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1825, Pierre Augustin, called Augustin, in October 1827, Pierre Leufroi died at age 9 days in October 1830, François Clodomir, called Clodomir, was born in September 1835, Gustave Félicien in July 1841 but died in St. Martin Parish, age 4, in August 1845, and Louis François was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1844.  Their daughters married into the Boudeloche and Guillot families. 

Augustin married Myrthée Orestillia, daughter of fellow Acadian Honoré Hilaire Pinel of Lafourche Interior Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1852, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1855.  Their son Augustin Oscar was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1853, Edgard Théodule in April 1860, Welfride in October 1862, Adam Augustin in August 1867, and Joseph Camille in February 1869. 

François Clodomir married fellow Acadian Marie Azéma, also called Urasie, Blanchard in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in April 1857.  Their son Élisée Olesype Adam was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1861, Justin Clodomir in September 1864, Hippolyte Olésiphore near Montegut in January 1867, and François Clayville in August 1869.  

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Pierre Joseph married 18-year-old Agathe, another daughter of Augustin Biron, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1821, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1822; the marriage also was recorded in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Joseph Félix, called Félix, was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in May 1825.  They were living on Bayou Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, in the late 1840s.  Their daughters married into the Aver or Avet, Billot or Billiot, Dumont (French Creole, not Acadian), Gautreaux, LeBlanc, and Thibodeaux families. 

Félix married Joséphine, 25-year-old daughter of French Creole Joseph Authement, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1848.  They settled on Bayou Petit Caillou.  Did Félix father any sons? 

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Auguste Eugène married Marie Mélanie, called Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Martin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1827; the marriage also was recorded in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Jacques Pierre, called Pierre, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1831, and Auguste Claiborne Apollinaire in October 1833.  Their daughter married into the Pinel family.  One of his sons moved to lower Bayou Teche during or soon after the War Between the States. 

Pierre married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Landry, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in August 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in October 1868.  Their son Paul Ernest was born near New Iberia in May 1868. 

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Nicolas married Mélanie Basilise, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Lejeune, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1831.  Their son Nicolas Genereux or Genereux Nicolas was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1834, and Sylvère Octave, called Octave, in May 1837.  Their daughter married into the Comeaux family.  Nicolas, père, while a resident of Bayou Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, remarried to Émilie, also a resident of Bayou Petit Caillou and daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Lambert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1843, but they had been "married" before that date.  Their son Jean Baptiste Olivier had been born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1840, and Eusèbe Augustin in August 1842.  Nicolas took his family to St. Martin Parish soon after his remarriage.  His second wife gave him more children there.   

Nicolas Genereux, by his first wife, married first cousin Clémence Rosalie, daughter of his uncle Pierre Joseph Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish,  in December 1856.  Although his father and stepmother had moved to Bayou Teche during the 1840s, Nicolas Genereaux and Clémence remained in Terrebonne Parish, where they had many daughters.  By the late late 1860s, however, they had joined his family on lower Bayou Teche. 

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Benjamin Hilaire married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Lambert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1833.  Their son Simon Trasimond was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1838, Benjamin, fils on Bayou Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1848, and Pierre Apollinaire in December 1853.  Their daughters married into the Duplantis, Kiff, Lirette, and Trahan families.  During the late 1830s, Benjamin served as tutor for his wife's younger siblings. 

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Leufroi Justin, living in Terrebonne Parish, married Tarsile, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Gautreaux of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1837.  Their son Justin Alfred was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1839, Thomas Thelesphor on Bayou Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1850, and Émile Pierre de Sylva in July 1860.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Desroches families. 

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Younger son Joseph-Duga, by his second wife, born at St.-Jacques in June 1788, may have died young. 

Descendants of Firmin-Charles THIBODEAUX (1760-1790s; Pierre, Pierre l'aîné, Antoine)

Firmin-Charles, eldest son of Blaise Thibodeau and Catherine Daigle of Port-Royal, born at Mordreaux, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1760, became a sailor in France.  He married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Thériot, at St.-Similien, Nantes, France, in February 1783.  They followed his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  Their second son, Martin, was born either aboard ship or at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony and was named after Spanish intendant Martin Navarro, who treated the Acadians with dignity and respect.  Firmin and Marie-Madeleine had more children on the upper Lafourche, including another son.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Landry families.  Firmin-Charles died by February 1793, when his wife remarried at Lafourche; he would have been in his early 30s that year.  Two of his three sons created families of their own, and one of them moved to a river settlement in the late 1820s. 

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Oldest son Firmin-Blaise, born at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, in November 1783, probably died young and may not have survived the crossing from France.

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Martin, also called Cadet, born either aboard ship or at New Orleans and baptized at New Orleans in October 1785, married Anne Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Dugas, at Assumption in February 1805.  Their son Valéry Étienne was born in Assumption Parish in January 1809, Léon Jean Pierre in November 1810, Alexis Eugène, called Eugène, in March 1813, Siméon in January 1821, and Simon Alexandre, called Alexandre, in December 1822 but died at age 8 1/2 in May 1831.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux, Bergeron, Boudreaux, Cedotal, Crochet, Mabile, and Simoneaux families.  Martin remarried to Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1828.  They remained on the river.  Martin died near St. Gabriel in January 1830; he was only 54 years old.   His children settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.

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Léon, by his first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Breaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1834.  Their son Jean Baptiste Gesner was born near Paincourtville in August 1848.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family.  Léon died near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in February 1867; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Léon died "at age 58 yrs.," but he was "only" 56. 

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Eugène, by his first wife, married Armelise, daughter of fellow Acadian Ambroise Theriot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1836.  Their son Alexandre Treville was born near Plattenville in June 1837, and Martin Cirilien near Paincourtville in January 1845 but died at age 1 1/2 in November 1846.  Their daughter married into the Pierre family. 

Alexandre Treville may have married French Creole Élodie Friou at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1860.  They moved to the Brashear City, now Morgan City, area, on the lower Atchafalaya, soon after their marriage. 

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Valéry Étienne may have married Carmelite, also called Marie, Caballiero, Cavalliere, Cavallero, or Cavaliero, perhaps a Spanish Creole, probably in Assumption Parish in the late 1830s or early 1840s.  If so, their son Joseph Calice was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1847 but may have been the Joseph Thibodeaux who died near Paincourtville, age 2, in August 1849, and François Gustave was born near Plattenville in October 1850.  Evariste Thibodeaux "of French origin, spouse of Carmela Cavallero," died in Assumption Parish in November 1863; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Evariste died at "age 50 years."  Valéry Étienne would have been 54 years old that year.  Was Evariste "of French origin" Valéry Étienne, or was Evariste another person entirely and what native Louisianians would have called a Foreign Frenchman? 

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Youngest son Jean-Julien, called Julien, born at Lafourche in February 1789, married Marie Françoise, daughter of French Creole Philippe Jolibois of St. James Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1810.  Their son Zéphirin Gédéon was born in Assumption Parish in July 1811, Barthélémy Théodule in May 1820, and Marcel Zéolide in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832.  They also had sons named Cyprien and Sylvanie.  Their daughters married into the Fremin and Naquin families. 

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Cyprien married Marie Delphine or Delphine Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Bernard, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1840.  Their son Joseph Alfred, called Alfred, was born near Plattenville in June 1839.  Cyprien remarried to Clementine, also called Melasie, daughter of André Percle, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1844, and sanctified that marriage at the Plattenville church in April 1845.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Cyprien Ozémé was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1845 but died at age 2 in January 1848, Joseph Dosilien, called Dosilien, was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in November 1848, Cleopha Thomasil in April 1851, and Jules Léo in February 1854. 

Alfred, by his first wife, married Azélie, daughter of French Creole Marcellin Berthelot, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1862.  Their son Joseph Camille Albert was born near Labadieville in April 1869, and Léonce Edgard near Plattenville in June 1870. 

Dosilien, by his second wife, married Joséphine, daughter of Armant Mury, at the Vacherie church, St. James Parish, on the river, in January 1870.

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Barthélémy married Marie Josèphe Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of French Creole Joseph Duroche or Durocher, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1841; Marie's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Joseph died in Lafourche Interior Parish 6 days after his birth in December 1841, Maxime was born in December 1849, Euphémon Cheri in May 1852, Ulysse Gérard in June 1857, and Joseph Arthur in Terrebonne Parish in December 1860.  They were living near Chacahoula by the mid-1860s.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and LeBlanc families.

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Sylvanie married Marie Domitille, called Domitille, daughter of Joseph Larose, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1853.  Their son Joseph Olivier was born near Plattenville in October 1853, 4 days before his parents' wedding, Omere Cyprien Désiré was born in September 1854, Osémé René in December 1862, and twins Joseph and Omer Aubert near Labadieville in January 1865. 

Descendants of François-Jean THIBODEAUX (1767-1850; Pierre, Pierre l'aîné, Antoine)

François-Jean, second son of Blaise Thibodeau and Catherine Daigle, born at Mordreaux, France, near St.-Malo, in October 1767, became a day laborer in France.  He came to Louisiana with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Brigitte, daughter of fellow Acadian Dominique Guérin, at Assumption in July 1796.  Brigitte, also a native of France, had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Bonvillain, Boudeloche, and Dubois families.  François Jean died in Assumption Parish in August 1850; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that François died at "age 92 years," but he was "only" 82. 

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Oldest son Joseph, born at Assumption in June 1797, married first cousin Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1825; Élisabeth's mother was Joseph's maternal aunt Élisabeth Guérin, so they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Leufroi Joseph, called Joseph, was born in Assumption Parish in June 1826, and Ferdinand Firmin in July 1828.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family. 

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Leufroi Joseph married Irma, Edma, or Emma, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1849; Leufroi's sister Marie married Irma's brother Achille.  Leufroi and Irma's son Joseph Laurent was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in May 1850, August Orville near Labadieville in January 1852, François Étienne near Plattenville in June 1854, Cletus Ernest in June 1862, and Julien Léonidas near Labadieville in July 1867. 

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Ferdinand Firmin married Catherine Célesie Fait, Faite, Faye, or Fayte and settled near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, by 1850.  Their son Ferdinand Désiré was born near Plattenville in August 1857, and Arthur Valmont near Labadieville in September 1862.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family. 

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Narcisse, born at Ascension in May 1803, while living in Terrebonne Parish, married Marie Angélique, called Angélique, daughter of German Creole Nicolas Malbrough, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1836; Angélique's mother was a Daigle.  They lived near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Narcisse Marcelle was in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1841, Marcellin Orville near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in November 1846 but died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 1, in November 1847, and François Joseph was born near Plattenville in January 1853.  Their daughters married into the Doiron and Gros families. 

Narcisse Marcelle married Louisa, daughter of Anglo American Daniel Nettleton, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1866.

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Marcellin Dominique, born at Assumption in October 1804, married Basilise Mélanie, called Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Marie Trahan, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1825.  Their son Marcellin Isidore Neuville, also called Neuville, Newville S., and Sidonie, a twin, was born in Assumption Parish in August 1826, and Hilaire, also called Schuyler, in December 1828.  Their daughter married into the Arceneaux (French Canadian, not Acadian) family.  A petition for "Tutelage" was filed in Marcellin's name at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1846; he would have been 42 years old that year. 

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Newville S. married Marie, 16-year-old daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Malbrough, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1851.  Their son Jean Marie Abel was born in Lafourche Parish in April 1853. 

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Hilaire married Émelie, 16-year-old daughter of Anglo American Charles George or George Charles Bedford, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1852; Émelie's mother was a Benoit.  Their son Amandes James Pitre was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1858.  Their daughter married into the Bazajon or Bazajou family. 

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Youngest son François, fils, born at St.-Jacques on the river in March 1806, may have died young. 

Descendants of Joseph-Marie THIBODEAUX (1769-1810s; Pierre, Pierre l'aîné, Antoine)

Joseph-Marie, third and youngest son of Blaise Thibodeau and Catherine Daigle, born at La Ville de Villeger, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1769, also worked as a day laborer in France.  He came to Louisiana with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Pérrine-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arcement and widow of Jean-Charles Richard, at Assumption in January 1795.  Pérrine, a native of St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, had come to Louisiana on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Albert, Bourg, and Richard (French Creole, not Acadian) families.  Joseph Marie's succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1816; he would have been 47 years old that year. 

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Oldest son Joseph-Noël, born probably at Assumption in the late 1790s, married Euphrosine Élisabeth or Élisabeth Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Marie Boudreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1817.  Their son Joseph Hermogène, called Hermogène, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1819, Paul Joachim, also called Louis, in January 1829, and Justin Vasseur in June 1831.  They also had a son named Augustin.  Their daughters married into the Albert and Guillot families. 

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Hermogène married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Isidore Guillot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1842.  Their son Joseph E. Harris was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1844, Paul Théogène in March 1854, and Hyacinthe in September 1860.  They also had a son named Pierre.  Their daughter may have married into the Jenkins family. 

Pierre married Louisianaise, daughter of fellow Acadian Ovide Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1870.  Their son Cleopha was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1870. 

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Paul Joachim married first cousin Élodie, also called Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Joseph Albert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1851; Élodie's mother was Paul Joachim's paternal aunt, Rosalie Thibodeaux; Paul Joachim's sister Émelie married Élodie's brother Onésime.  Paul and Élodie settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Augustin Hippolyte was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in March 1854, Théodule Lovinci in November 1855, Clodomir in Lafourche Parish in January 1860, and Numa Jean Mirtil near Labadieville in August 1864. 

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Augustin married double cousin Eugènie Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Tertullian Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1854; Eugènie's mother, also, was a Boudreaux.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche and Assumption parishes.  Their son Pierre Justinien was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in June 1855.  Augustin remarried to first cousin Marie Modeste, called Modeste, daughter of his uncle Jean Pierre Thibodeaux and widow of Telesphore Guillot, at the Thibodaux church in September 1858.  They also settled near the boundary of Lafourche and Assumption parishes before moving to lower Bayou Teche during or after the War Between the States.  Their son Michel Collin was born in Lafourche Parish in June 1861, Augustin, fils in March 1863, Ernest Clemi near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1866, and Paulin Dausilien near Lydia, Iberia Parish, in February 1869. 

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Jean-Pierre, born at Assumption in October 1798, married Marie Claire or Clarisse Marguerite, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Honoré Breaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1820.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Jean Pierre Honoré, called Honoré, was born in January 1821, Joseph Apollinaire, called Apollinaire and also Joseph Jean, in June 1823, Louis Lange in October 1825, Eugène Placide in September 1832, Pierre A. in August 1834, Jean Baptiste Amédée, called Amédée, in March 1837, and Eusilien Hermogène, called Hermogène, in January 1843.  They also had a son named Jean Pierre Onésime.  Their daughters married into the Guillot, Samane, Samani, or Simonet, and Thibodeaux families.  Jean Pierre died in Lafourche Parish in September 1853; he was only 54 years old; judging by the date of his death, he probably was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged South Louisiana that summer and fall; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in March 1854, a few days after his widow died, perhaps also from the effects of the disease.  Two of their unmarried sons also were victims of the 1853 yellow fever epidemic, but most of Jean Pierre's sons created families of their own. 

2a

Apollinaire married Amelia, Émelia, or Melia Pauline, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole François Olivier le jeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1843; Émelia's mother was a Bourg.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Apollinaire Clédomire or Clodomir, called Clodomir, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1849, Joseph Demosthène near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in March 1851, Augustave in April 1853, Ozémé Laurent in May 1855, Louis Elphége in May 1858, Désiré Philogène in June 1860, Emelius Désiré in March 1865, and Dorvillien Pierre in July 1870.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Peltier families. 

Clodomir married Irma, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim Mire, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1870.

2b

Honoré married Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Guillot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1844.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Léon Honoré, called Honoré, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1846, and Louis Lovinci in January 1848.  Their daughters married into the Guillot and Naquin families. 

Léon Honoré married double cousin Estellina or Helina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Isidore Guillot, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in November 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1867; Estellina's mother, also, was a Guillot.

2c

Louis Lange married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Arceneaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1849.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Louis, fils died in Lafourche Parish, age unrecorded, in February 1853, and Laurent Léonard was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in April 1854.  Their daughter married into the Maiet family.  Louis remarried to Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyrille Hébert, at the Labadieville church in February 1866; Louis was 40 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Adam Louis was born near Labadieville in March 1868. 

2d

Pierre A. died "during [a] yellow fever epidemic" in either Assumption or Lafourche Parish in October 1853.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

2e

Jean Pierre Onésime died in Lafourche Parish in October 1853.  One wonders how old he may have been at the time of his death or if he married.  Judging by the date of his death, like his father and his brother Pierre, Jean Pierre Onésime probably was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged South Louisiana during the late summer and fall of 1853. 

2f

Eugène Placide married Arthémise, daughter of French Creole Charles Courtois, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1855; the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish.  They lived near the boundary of Assumption and Lafourche parishes.  Their son Ernest Eugène or Eugène Ernest was born near Labadieville in October 1856.  Eugène remarried to Rosalie, daughter of Acadian Valéry Arceneaux, at the Labadieville church in April 1859; again, the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish. 

2g

Amédée married Angelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1859, and remarried to cousin Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Ferjus Guillot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1863; Delphine's mother was a Thibodeaux.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche and Assumption parishes.  Their son Adam Ernest was born near Labadieville in November 1864, and Mirtil Justilien in April 1870. 

3

Firmin-Gédéon, born at Assumption in May 1802, married Carmelite Marcellite, called Marcellite, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1824.  Their son Pierre Gédéon was born in Assumption Parish in November 1826, another Pierre Gédéon in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1832, and Firmin, fils in April 1837.  They also had a son named Ovile or Oville.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family.  Firmin Gédéon died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1836; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded his burial said that Firmin was 30 years old when he died, but he was 34. 

3a

Pierre Gédéon married Maria or Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Boudreaux and widow of ____, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Pierre Henri was born near Labadieville in October 1861, and Léo Albert in December 1867. 

3b

Oville married Uranie, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Gros, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1864; Uranie's mother was a Barrilleaux.  Oville remarried to Elvina, daughter of French Creole Jean Lagrange, at the Labadieville church in August 1866; Elvina's mother was an Hébert.

4

Jean Baptiste, born at Assumption in January 1804, may have died young. 

5

Jean Eugène, called Eugène, a twin, born in Assumption Parish in June 1808, married Rosalie or Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Barthélémy Henry, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1828.  Their son Neuville Eugène or Eugène Neuville was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1829 but died at age 5 months the following September, Eugène Joachim, called Joachim, was born in November 1831, and Oville, Ouville, or Orville Joseph in November 1833.  Their daughter married into the Daigle family.  Eugène, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1840; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Jean was 30 years old when he died, but he was 32; a petition for succession inventory in his name was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1845. 

5a

Joachim married Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Martin Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1851.  Their son Louis Victor was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1857, and James Anathole in September 1858.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, on the southwestern prairies, by 1867.  Their daughter married into the Caruthers family in Lafayette Parish. 

5b

Orville married Ozea or Osea, daughter of French Creole Henri Lirette, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1855.  Their son Henri Eugène was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1856, Ernest Eugène in January 1860, and Félix Gudger in June 1862.

6

Narcisse, Eugène's twin, married Marie Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyrille Hébert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1835.  Their son Joseph Narcisse was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1839, and Clairville Azémé in .February 1846 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste-Pierre dit Alequin THIBODEAUX (1765-1836; Pierre, Pierre l'aîné, Joseph)

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, called Alequin, son of Olivier Thibodeau and his second wife Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Boudrot, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1765, became a calker in the mother country.  He married Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Damours or Louviere and widow of Jean-Baptiste Rassicot, probably at Nantes, France, in the early 1780s.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  Marie-Rose was pregnant with their first child when they left France; their son Jean-Martin was born aboard ship on the first of October and was baptized at New Orleans in late November, a few weeks after they reached the colony.  They had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  They may gave gone first to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where one of their sons was born in December 1787, before moving on to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Chiasson and Lejeune families.  Jean-Baptiste-Pierre remarried to Martine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Charles Achée, at Assumption in November 1804; he was 39 years old and she was only 19 at the time of the wedding.  Martine, like Jean-Baptiste-Pierre's oldest son Jean-Martin, had been born in 1785, the year her family crossed to Louisiana, also, aboard L'Amitié; like her future stepson, she was named after Louisiana's intendant, Martin Navarro.  Jean-Baptiste-Pierre and Martine settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Martine gave him many more children, including four more sons.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Cureau, D'Huee or Dué, Martin, Pitre, Richard, and Toups families.  Jean Baptiste Pierre died in Assumption Parish in April 1836; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean was 75 years old when he died, but he was "only" 71; his estate inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May.  His second wife Martine was among the last of the Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join our ancestors; she died in Lafourche Parish in July 1861, in her mid-70s. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Martin, called Martin, from his first wife, born aboard ship in October 1785 and baptized at New Orleans in late November, married Constance Ludivine or Divine, also called Mélasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Hébert, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1816.  Their son Jean Baptiste Martin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1823, Joseph Thiburse in May 1832, and Lazare François Martin, called François, in September 1833.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Boudreaux, Guillot, and Rodrigue families.  Martin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1837; he was only 52 years old; a petition for succession liquidation was filed in his name at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following May. 

Joseph Thiburse married Zéolide, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Lejeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1853.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in Lafourche Parish in August 1855, and Joseph Alcide in August 1866. 

2

Joseph, by his first wife, born at Manchac in December 1787, may have died young. 

3

Joseph-Marie, by his first wife, born in December 1790 and baptized at New Orleans in early January, also may have died young. 

4

François-Éloi, called Éloi, from his first wife, born at Assumption in March 1794, married Marie Élise, called Élise, daughter of French Creole Joseph Forgeron, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1819; Marie's mother was a Roger.  Their son Éloi, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1820 but died at age 8 1/2 in October 1828, Jean Joseph was born in August 1824 but died at age 16 in April 1841, and François Éloi, fils was born in September 1828.  Their daughters married into the Matherne, Ordonne or Ordogne, and Toups families.  Éloi, père died by May 1836, when he was listed as deceased in his father's succession record; his own succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1836; he would have been 42 years old that year. 

François married Adeline Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Antoine François was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1854, Éloi Félicien in August 1863, and Augustin near Vacherie, St. James Parish, on the river, in July 1866.

5

Jean Marie, by his second wife, born at Assumption in November 1806, married Marcelline Clementine or Hypottile, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1843; Jean Marie was 36 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Louis Jude was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1844, Jean Marie, fils in August 1847, Édouard François in July 1849, Henok Antoine in March 1851, Hippolyte Severe in March 1852, Joseph in April 1854, and Drauzin Marcellin in July 1860.  Their daughter married into the Ford family.  Jean Marie died in Lafourche Parish in August 1865; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Marie died "at age 60 yrs.," but he was "only" 58. 

Louis Jude married Benedite, daughter of Joseph St. Charles, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1870; Benedite's mother was an Hébert.

6

Jean Louis, by his second wife, born in Ascension Parish in January 1808, may have married French Creole Marie Jolibois.  If so, their daughter married into the Marie family.  Did Jean Louis father any sons? 

7

Joseph, by his second wife, born in c1828, died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 12, in September 1840. 

8

Youngest son Joseph Eutreville, by his second wife, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1831.  Did he ever marry?

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During the late colonial and the antebellum periods, Thibodeauxs from the river, including two sisters from Bayou des Écores and two brothers and a nephew from St. James Parish, moved to Bayou Lafourche, adding three more lines to this already-large center of family settlement.  Throughout the antebellum period, as Thibodeauxs from France and the river moved down bayou into what became Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes, their lines became so vigorous that by the end of the period the Thibodeauxs of southeastern Louisiana nearly rivaled in number their cousins on the southwestern prairies:   

A succession inventory record for Hélène Thibodeaux, widow of Jean Charles Aucoin, who had come to the Lafourche from Bayou des Écores, was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1813.  She would have been in her mid-40s that year. 

Marie Thibodeaux, perhaps Marie Victoire, sister of Hélène and wife or widow of Joseph-Yves Hébert, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1851.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial, and who did not give her parents' names or mention a husband, said that Marie died "at age 83 yrs."

Descendants of Pierre-Olivier THIBODEAUX (c1779-1821; Pierre, Jean, Pierre)

Pierre-Olivier, called Olivier, second son of Charles Thibodeaux and Marie Landry, baptized at St.-Jacques on the river, age unrecorded, in January 1779, married Marie-Geneviève, called Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in August 1802.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1810s and settled in Assumption and Lafourche Interior parishes.  Their daughter married into the Theriot family.  Olivier died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1821, only in his early 40s; his succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in December.  All but one of his half dozen sons created families of their own. 

1

Oldest son Pierre, fils, born at St. James in December 1805, married Geneviève Émilie or Émilie Geneviève, also called Geneviève Mélissaire, 23-year-old daughter of German Creole André Waguespack of St. Charles Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1825.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Champagne, and Chauvin families.  Pierre, fils remarried to Eméranthe, called Méranthe, 15-year-old daughter of French Creole Louis Chauvin of Lafourche Interior Parish, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1834, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church in April 1841; Emeranthe's mother was a Robichaux.  Their son Pierre Chilamon, Clidaman, Clidamant, or Clidomant was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1841, and Prosper in October 1844.  Their daughters married into the Benoit (Foreign French, not Acadian), Gascon or Jason, and Mathews families.  Pierre, fils died in Lafourche Parish in May 1859; he was only 53 years old.  A year after his second wife's death, a "Motion to render account" in his name, for the benefit of son Prosper, who had just turned 21, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in December 1865. 

Pierre Clidaman, by his second wife, married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Deterville Foret, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1864.

2

Jean Adrien, called Adrien, born in St. James Parish in January 1808, married Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1827.  Their son Jules Adrien was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1830, Pierre Alicher in November 1841, Joseph Alfred, called Alfred, in January 1846, and Jean Émile, called Émile, in December 1850.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois (Foreign French as well as Acadian) and Theriot families.  Marcellite was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that devastated South Louisiana during the late summer and fall of 1853.  "Letters of tutorship" for his minor children were filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in April 1857; J. Adrien, as the record calls him, would have been only 49 years old that year. 

Jules Adrien married Marie, daughter of French Creole François Boutary, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1859; Marie's mother was a Bergeron.  Their son François Alidor was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1860, Jean Prosper in June 1863, Auguste in February 1864, and Joseph Émile in January 1870 but died the following June. 

3

Paul Sylvain, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in June 1810, married first cousin Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine, 14-year-old daughter of his uncle Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1830, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1832.  Their son Paul Jean Baptiste, also called Paul, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1831, Olivier Théophile, called Théophile, in February 1833, Oscar in November 1838 but died at age 10 1/2 in June 1849, Joseph Ulysse was born in February 1842, Pierre Alcide in February 1844 but died at age 5 in June 1849, and François Thelesmar was born in March 1849.  Their daughters married into the Hébert, Knobloch, and Thibodeaux families.  Marie Séraphine died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1849, perhaps from the rigors of giving birth to son François Thelesmar; she was only 34 years old.  Three months later, two of her sons, ages 5 and 10 1/2, died.  One can only imagine how the spring and summer of 1849 took its toll on Paul Sylvain.  He died in Lafourche Parish in May 1869; he was 59 years old. 

3a

Théophile married Julia Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Jean Valéry Barras, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1859; Julia's mother was a Pitre.  Their son Édouard Paschal was born near Raceland in April 1861, and Jean Baptiste Oscard in June 1864. 

3b

Paul, fils married Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian Achille Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1866.  Their son Thomas Achille was born in Lafourche Parish in May 1869. 

4

Joseph Edmond, called J. Edmond and Edmond, born probably in Assumption Parish in September 1812, married 17-year-old Élisabeth, called Élise, another daughter of Louis Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1830.  Their son Edmond, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1835 but died at age 1 in November 1836, Joseph, fils was born in January 1840, Pierre Tranquillin or Tranquille in January 1842 but died at age 13 in July 1855, and Jean Lemel was born in June 1852.  Their daughters married into the Albert, Chauvin, Chiasson, Ledet, Richard, Toups, and Zeringue families. 

Joseph, fils married Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Chiasson, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1867.  Their son Joseph Léon was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1867, and Pierre Philippe in March 1869. 

5

Michel Aurelien, called Aurelien, born in Assumption Parish in April 1816, married Adeline, daughter of French Creole Zenon Chauvin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1835; Adeline's mother was a Robichaux.  Their son Olivier Aurelien was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1847, Zenon Ernest in June 1853, Joseph Adrien in Terrebonne Parish in May 1856, and Pierre Armand in December 1858.  Their daughters married into the Champagne, Chauvin, Theriot, Toups, and Watkins families. 

Olivier Aurelien married Evaline, Evelina, or Evina, daughter of Anglo American Washington Watkins, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1868; Evaline's mother was a Theriot; Olivier's sister Justine married Evaline's brother Edward.  Olivier and Evaline's son Alexandre Forest was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1869. 

6

Youngest son Augustin Émilien, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1821, died at age 2 1/2 in September 1823.

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste THIBODEAUX (c1781-1824; Pierre, Jean, Pierre)

Jean-Baptiste, fourth son of Charles Thibodeaux and Marie Landry, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1781, married Marie Nathalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Martin, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1809.  They followed his older brother Olivier to upper Bayou Lafourche in the late 1810s.  Their daughter married a Thibodeaux first cousin.  Jean Baptiste died in Lafourche Interior Parish in July or August 1824; he was only 43 years old; a petition for tutorship of his minor children was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following October. 

1

Older son Jean Félicien, called Félicien, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1813, married Céleste, 17-year-old daughter of French Creole Auguste Couisier, Courcier, Courlier, Cousier, or Coursier, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1833, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1840.  Their son Félicien, fils, perhaps also called Félix, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1834, Joseph in October 1836, and Charles Méance, called Méance, in August 1844.  They were living near Raceland in 1850.  Their daughters married into the Nicolas, Robichaux, and Rom families.

1a

Félix married double cousin Calisse or Calixte, daughter of Paul Sylvain Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in September 1857; Calisse's mother was Félix's paternal aunt, Séraphine Thibodeaux.  Their son Félix Amidas was born near Raceland in November 1858, Paul Joseph Milas in October 1861, and Pierre in December 1868. 

1b

Joseph married Emma, daughter of Mathieu Birdsall, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1864.  Their son Firmin Joseph was born near Raceland in August 1865. 

1c

Méance married double cousin Céleste, another daughter of Paul Sylvain Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in October 1865, and sanctified the marriage at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1866.  Their son Charles Nil was born near Raceland in July 1866, Léon Lie in December 1867, and Paul was baptized at the Raceland church, age 4 months, in January 1871. 

2

Younger son Charles Gratien, called Gratien, born probably in Assumption Parish in December 1818 and baptized at Convent, St. James Parish, the following July, married Anglo American Mary Smith.  Their son Charles Stanhope was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in February 1855. 

Descendants of Pierre THIBODEAUX (1803-; Pierre, Jean, Pierre, Charles)

Pierre, third son of Jean-Charles Thibodeaux and Marie-Céleste Blanchard and nephew of Pierre-Olivier and Jean-Baptiste, was born at St. James on the river in June 1803.  Pierre married Marie, daughter of French Canadian Jacques Caillouet, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in March 1829; Marie's mother was a Theriot.  They settled near the boundary of St. James and Ascension parishes before moving to Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughter married into the Lorio and Pujos families. 

1

Oldest son Pierre Augustin, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1830, married Martha Rosanna, daughter of Anglo American John Larkin or Larking, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1867. 

2

Michel, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in September 1832, may have died "during [a] yellow fever epidemic" in Lafourche Parish in November 1853.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded Michel's burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Michel's age at the time of his death.  If he was Michel, son of Pierre, he would have been only 21 years old at the time of his death. 

3

Numa Bernard, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in August 1839, died in Lafourche Parish in April 1860.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

4

Camille Iréné or Iréné Camille, born in Ascension Parish in June 1842, died at age 1 1/2 in November 1843.

5

Youngest son Joseph Théogène was born in Ascension Parish in September 1844.

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Other THIBODEAUXs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

François Thibodeaux married Coralie Babin probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1810s. 

Ernest Thibodeaux married Virginie Dugas.  Their son Neuville died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 17 months, in October 1848. 

Émelie Thibodeaux married French Creole Jacques Lirette at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1851.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Claitou Thibodeaux was baptized at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1853.  The priest who recorded the baptism did not bother to give any parents' names or Claitou's age at the time of his/her baptism. 

Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux died in Lafourche Parish in October 1853 "during [a] yellow fever epidemic" that ravaged South Louisiana that summer and fall.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded Jean Baptiste's burial did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Arthur Thibodeaux, son of "Mrs. Thiburce Barras," died in Terrebonne Parish in October 1855.  The Houma priest who recorded Arthur's burial, and who did not give his father's name, said that Arthur died "at age 18 yrs."   Mrs. Thiburce Barras's son Henry Arthur Thibodeaux died in Terrebonne Parish September 1856; the Houma priest who recorded the burial did not give the father's name, again, nor did he give Henry Arthur's age at the time of his death. 

Joseph Thibodaux died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in May 1856.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age 62 years." 

Hélène Thibodeaux gave birth to son Albert in Terrebonne Parish in March 1859, and Henry Taylor in April 1862.  The Houma priest(s) who recorded the boys' baptisms did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

François Thibodeaux died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in September 1859.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that François died at "age ca. 6 years." 

Franklin Thibodeaux, son of Charlotte Boty, was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1860.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  So who was it? 

Élodie Thibodeaux married Joseph Olivier, probably French Creole, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names. 

Louisa, daughter of David Thibodeaux and Marie Martin, married Joseph, son of Jacob Norman, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1861.  Who were Louisa's parents?

Charlotte Thibodeaux gave birth to son Henri in Terrebonne Parish in December 1862.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name. 

Michel Thibodeaux married Elizabeth Brown.  Their son Paul Wallace was born near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1863. 

Achilles Thibodaux married Octavie Hébert in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1864.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Léandre was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1865.  They were living near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, by 1867.   

Auguste Thibodeaux married Ema Élizabeth Bonvillain and settled in Terrebonne Parish by the mid-1860s. 

Alfrida Thibodaux married Anglo American James Price in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Alexandre, called Alexandre, Thibodaux married Victoria, daughter of Acadian Eugène Bourgeois, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names.  Their son Ferdinand was born near Lockport in October 1869. 

Séraphine Thibodeaux gave birth to son Léo Lovinci near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in January 1867.  The priest who baptized the boy in April 1869 did not give the father's name. 

Joseph P. Thibodaux married Sarah E. Grisamore in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Priscilla or Picelaie Thibodaux married Anglo American Harry Lucket in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Émelie, daughter of Hélène Thibodaux, married Jean Baptiste, daughter of Thomas Molinaire, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1870. 

Louis Thibodeaux married fellow Acadian Odile Hébert.  Their son Oscar was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in February 1870. 

Catherine Thibodaux married Anglo American Peter Walker, Jr. in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Victoria Thibodeaux married Adolphe Terrebonne, fils in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Singleton Thibodaux married Acadian Rosalie Hébert in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Joseph Gabriel Rinaldo had been born near Montegut in April 1870. 

Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, as he preferred to spell his surname, came to the colony as a young man in the early 1790s.  His chief biographer, Joseph G. Tregle, Jr., insists that the future governor of Louisiana was French Canadian, not Acadian:

Descendants of Governor Henry Schuyler THIBODAUX (c1761 or 1769-1827; Pierre?, Jean?)

During the late colonial period, a Thibodeau came to Louisiana not with his family or with other relatives but on his own.  His intelligence, ambition, and perseverance made him one of the most accomplished Louisianians of his day.  His biographer says that Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, as he spelled his name, son of Alexis Thibodeau and Anne Blanchard, was born at Albany, New York, in 1769.  The future governor's biographer calls his parents French Canadians, but their family names were common ones in pre-dispersal Nova Scotia.  According to his biographer, Henry was orphaned at an early age and was raised in the family of one of the wealthiest, most powerful men of New York colony, General Philip Schuyler of Albany, hero of the American Revolution.  Henry's biographer claims that the general sent the bright young orphan to Scotland to receive a formal education.  In the early 1790s, Henry Thibodaux, who took Schuyler as his middle name, emigrated to Louisiana.  According to family tradition, Henry's trade was that of shoemaker, an unusual occupation for someone with a classical education. 

The research of Acadian/Cajun genealogist Wendy Pitre Roostan of Hampshire, England, which can be found on her website, "The Pitre Trail from Acadia," tells a different story--one, in fact, which convinces her that Governor Henry Schuyler Thibodaux was a descendant of Pierre Thibodeau of Acadia.  The trail begins with the record of Henry Thibodaux's marriage to his first wife, which, happily, records his parents' names.  As his biographer agrees, they were Alexis Thibodeau and Anne Blanchard.  Ms. Roostan postulates that the couple were Acadians, not Canadians, transported in the autumn of 1755 from Pigiguit to Pennsylvania.  The pre-eminent Acadian genealogist, Stephen A White, in his online corrections to his Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes (DGFA-1), September 2003, notes that Alexis Thibodeau, born in c1723, married Marie-Anne, daughter of René Blanchard and Anne Landry, in c1747, place unrecorded; it could have been Pigiguit, where the Minas Basin Thibodeaus resided in large numbers.  DGFA-1, 149, says that Marie-Anne Blanchard's husband was a son of Joseph Thibodeau and Marie-Josèphe Bourgeois, but Stephen White's online corrections say that Alexis's parents actually were Jean Thibodeau and Marguerite HébertDGFA-1, 1508-09, 1513, shows that Jean was the eighth child and second son of the family's progenitor, Pierre Thibodeau.  This would make Alexis Thibodeau a grandson of the seigneur of Chepoudy.  Then the story related by Henry's biographer starts to unravel.  Stephen White's online corrections reveal that Alexis à Jean Thibodeau remarried at St. Joseph Church, Philadelphia, to Catherine, daughter of Jacques à René LeBlanc and Catherine Landry and widow of Jean-Baptiste Babin, on 17 February 1762.  If Henry Schuyler Thibodaux was born at Albany, New York, in 1769, as his biographer insists, and his father was Alexis à Jean Thibodeau, as Henry's marriage record hints, then Alexis's first wife, Marie-Anne Blanchard, could not have been Henry's mother.  Ms. Roostan proposes that the 1769 birth date is a fiction, that Henry, son of Alexis and Anne, was born in c1761, not at Albany but at Philadelphia, where the family still resided.  In 1763, after the war with Britain finally ended, most of the Acadians still languishing in the New England states, in New York, and in Pennsylvania were repatriated to the St. Lawrence valley.  Alexis Thibodeau was counted at Nicolet, across from Trois-Rivières, in 1795-96, age 73.  By that date, son Henry, now in his early 30s if he had been born at Philadelphia, had gone to Louisiana and married his first wife.  Alexis died at Nicolet in July 1802, age 79--when Henry, now remarried, was about to leave the river and move his growing family to upper Bayou Lafourche.  But once again the historical record fails to shed light on Henry Thibodaux's earlier years.  What evidence is there that he spent any time in Albany, or anywhere else in New York for that matter?  If he was only two years old in 1763, he likely would have been taken by his father and stepmother to Canada, where he came of age.  Did he leave his father's home during his late teens, while the American Revolution still raged?  Looking down the road from Nicolet to Albany, was he conscripted into the Canadian militia and captured by the Americans, perhaps in upper New York?  Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne surrendered his army of redcoats and German mercenaries to American General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York, in October 1777, when Henry, son of Alexis of Pigiguit, would have been 16 or 17 years old.  Was the bright young Acadian (technically an orphan since his birth mother was dead) taken by his captors to Albany?  Did he ingratiate himself with members of the Schuyler family, who taught him to speak and read English, providing him a basic, if not a classical, education?  Ms. Roostan's research reveals that the Schuyler family was noted for their charity, including raising, though not adopting, orphans, both native and European.  Was his tutor Scottish, hence the pleasant fiction that General Schuyler sent the bright young orphan to Scotland for a proper education?  Ms. Roostan's research in the United Kingdom has turned up no trace of a Henry Thibodeau, or even a Henry Schuyler, enrolled at any of the universities in Scotland.  Nor has her research in Schuyler family records turned up evidence of the family adopting a Canadian orphan named Henry Thibodeau.  Fighting in the Revolution ended at Yorktown, Virginia, in October 1781 when another British army, this one led by General Charles Cornwallis, surrendered to General Washington.  Henry, son of Alexis of Pigiguit, would have been 20 or 21 years old at the time.  The war ended officially in September 1783 with the signing of another Treaty of Paris.  He now would be in his early 20s.  Did he return to Canada and live with his aging father?  Did he remain at Albany and learn the shoemaker's trade?  What motivated him to emigrant to faraway South Louisiana?  White's DGFA-1 reveals that most of Henry's closest Thibodeau relatives would have been living in Canada, not Louisiana, during the 1780s.  Did he see more opportunity in Spanish Louisiana than in British Canada?  Did he have a falling out with his father, or the British authorities, and set out on his own?  His biographer insists that, after he finished his education in Scotland, Henry Schuyler Thibodaux "immigrated to Louisiana shortly after 1790." 

In May 1793, Henry Thibodeau finally generated a primary-source record for future historians to ponder:  he married Félicité, daughter of Jacques Bonvillain, a French Creole from the German Coast, at St.-Jacques on the Lower Acadian Coast; Félicité's mother was an Hébert, as Henry's paternal grandmother may have been.  The baptismal records of two of their children give Henry's parents' names, as does the record of his remarriage to Brigitte, daughter of French Canadian Nicolas Bélanger of Pointe Coupée, at Baton Rouge in June 1800.  So at least four primary sources agree on the names' of Henry's parents.  By 1804, he had moved his growing family to upper Bayou Lafourche and settled in present-day Assumption Parish.  He soon moved farther down bayou to near the headwaters of Bayou Terrebonne, which made him one of the pioneer settlers of what became Terrebonne Parish.  The humble shoemaker did not remain humble long.  He promptly threw himself into local politics while he amassed land and slaves on upper Bayou Terrebonne near present-day Schriever.  He named his plantation St. Brigitte (usually spelled St. Bridget) after his wife.  In 1805, at age 36, his neighbors sent him to the legislature of the United States Territory of Orleans.  In 1808, he became a justice of the peace for Lafourche County.  In 1811, he was chosen as a delegate to the state constitutional convention that helped create the State of Louisiana.  His neighbors promptly elected him to the new state Senate, in which he served for over a dozen years.  From October 1814 to April 1815, he served as a company officer in the Louisiana state militia.  In 1824, Henry was serving as president of the Senate when Governor Thomas B. Robertson resigned his office to become a federal judge.  The Louisiana state constitution of that day designated the president of the state Senate, not a lieutenant governor, to succeed a governor who resigned from or died in office.  Henry Schuyler Thibodaux served as interim governor of Louisiana from November to December 1824, until the inauguration of Robertson's elected successor, Henry Johnson.  After his short time as governor, Henry returned to the state Senate and continued as its president.  Three years later, while campaigning for a regular term as the state's chief executive, he was struck down by a liver ailment (an abscessed liver) at his home on Bayou Terrebonne.  He died in October 1827, perhaps in his late 60s, and was entombed at Halfway Cemetery near Schriever, though many decades later his ashes were reinterred at St. Bridget's Church Cemetery in Schriever.  His will, dated 28 Jul 1817, named his wife Brigitte and his oldest son Léandre as his executors.  His succession inventory records were filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1827 and at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1828, so he owned property in both parishes.  The town named after him, originally called Thibodauxville, the seat of Lafourche Interior Parish, was incorporated three years after his death; in 1838, it was renamed Thibodaux.  Governor Thibodaux had five sons, two by his first wife, who married Acadians, and three by his second wife, who married French or German Creoles.  A daughter by his first wife married into the Acadian Bourgeois family.  His daughters by his second wife married into the Barras and Porche families.  The governor's grandsons tended to marry French Creoles, and at least three of them married Anglo Americans, but one of his grandsons and several of his granddaughters married Acadians.  Judging by the number of slaves the governor's sons held during the late antebellum period, the family prospered on their farms and plantations on upper Bayou Terrebonne and along the Lafourche.  

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Oldest son Léandre Bannon, by his first wife, born at St.-Jacques in February 1795, married Adélaïde, daughter of Acadian Charles Bergeron, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1816.  Their son François Numa was born in January 1832.  They also had a son named Demosthène.  Their daughters married into the Bonvillain, Lamoureaux (Foreign French, not Acadian), and Pontiff families.  Léandre remarried to cousin Joséphine Dalila, called Dalila, daughter of French Creole Pierre Bonvillain of St. Mary Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1835; his new wife was a sister of his daughter Émilie's husband.  Léandre and Dalila's son Arthur Henry was born in June 1836, Pierre Élie Alfred in September 1837, Léandre Alfred, called Alfred, in December 1838, and Pierre Adolbert or Edmond, called Edmond and Admar, in August 1840.  Léandre Bannon died in Lafourche Interior Parish August 1843; he was only 48 years old.  

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Demosthène, probably by his first wife, died in Terrebonne Parish in December 1848, no age given.  His succession inventory, naming his siblings as his heirs, was filed at the Houma courthouse in February 1849.  Evidently Demosthène did not marry. 

1b

Edmond/Admar, by his second wife, married Félicité or Félicie, daughter of Acadian G. Maximin Hébert, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1860.  Their son Joseph Amand was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1865, and Thomas Alfred in November 1870.  During the War Between the States, Edmond served as a private in Company H of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

1c

Alfred, by his second wife, married Odillia, daughter of Anglo American Claiborne Watkins, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1865.  Alfred died in Terrebonne Parish the following June.  He was only 26 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

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Aubin Bénoni, by his first wife, born at St.-Jacques in March 1796, married Eugènie, daughter of Acadian Guillaume-Bénoni Hébert, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1816.  Their son Henry Furcy, called Furcy, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1827, Aubin Zephyr, called Zephyr, in July 1835, and Guillaume or William Claiborne, called Claiborne, in September 1837.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Champagne, Daigle, LeBlanc, Maronge, Matherne, Pitre, and Umberfield or Umbrefield families.  In December 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 6 slaves--all males, 3 blacks and 3 mulattoes, ranging in age from 58 to 16--on A. B. Thibodaux's farm.  The previous August, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish noted that Aubin Bénoni and his surviving brothers, Henry Michel, Henry Claiborne, and Bannon Goforth, also owned 117 slaves in common, ranging in age from 77 years to a few months, some of the older ones probably inherited from their father.  They also owned in Terrebonne Parish, with an associate named Batey, 85 more slaves, ranging in age from 80 to 2, counted in October 1850.  

2a

Henry Furcy married Marie Anne, daughter of Anglo American John Doyle, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1851.  Their son Étienne was born in August 1867, and Henry Arthur in October 1868.  In late June 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 4 slaves--1 mulatto and 3 blacks, 3 males and a female, ranging in age from 50 to 30--on A. B. Thibodaux's farm in the parish's Ward 7.  

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Aubin Zephyr married Armantine, daughter of French Creole Florence Dupré, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1861.  Their son Joseph Henry Clay or Clet was born in Lafourche Parish in July 1869. 

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Michel-Henry, called Henry-Michel-Joseph, Henry-Michel, and Michel, from his second wife, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 1 month, in July 1801, became an attorney as well as a planter.  He married Marie Rosalie, called Rosalie, daughter of German Creole François Hymel, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1820.  Their son Henry François was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1821, and François Voltaire, called Voltaire, in c1825.  They also had sons named Édouard Clay, also called Édouard Clet and Clay, Joseph Bannon, called Bannon, and Michel Lamarque, called Lamarque, who were not baptized at the Thibodaux church until 2 May 1846, the same day older brother François Voltaire was baptized there.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Henry Michel remarried to Louise Eriphile, daughter of French Creole Louis Riche of Assumption Parish, before April 1839, when they were called man and wife in a mortgage record at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughters married into the Nadaud Dutreil and Viala or Vialo families.  In late August 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 57 slaves--25 males and 32 females, 37 blacks and 20 mulattoes, ranging in age from 60 years to 3 months--on H. M. Thibodaux's plantation.  He and his surviving brothers, Aubin Bénoni, Henry Claiborne, and Bannon Goforth, also owned 117 slaves in common, ranging in age from 77 years to a few months, some of the older ones probably inherited from their father, counted in Terrebonne Parish in August 1850.  They also owned in Terrebonne Parish, with an associate named Batey, 85 more slaves, ranging in age from 80 to 2, counted in October 1850.  Henry Michel remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of French Creole Henri Lirette, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1855, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church in July 1856; the marriage also was recorded civilly in Lafourche Parish in July 1856; Henry Michel was in his mid-50s at the time of the wedding.  Their son Henry Schuyler le jeune was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in April 1856, and François or Franklin Claiborne in September 1857.  In the summer of 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish, counted 34 slaves--9 males and 25 females, 24 blacks and 10 mulattoes, ranging in age from 49 to 1--on M. H. Thibodaux's plantation in the parish's Ward 10; this was Henry Michel.  Henry Michel died in Terrebonne Parish in March 1861; he was 60 years old; a "Petition for administration" was filed in his name at the Houma courthouse a week after his death.  

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Henry François, by his first wife, died probably in Terrebonne Parish in November 1843.  He was only 22 years old and may not have married. 

3b

François Voltaire, by his first wife, married Marie Emée, daughter of German Creole Terence Toups, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1846; Marie Emée's mother was a Bourgeois.  Their son François Henri was baptized at the Thibodaux church, age unrecorded, in October 1848.  François Voltaire died in Terrebonne Parish in October 1848; he was only 23 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Houma courthouse the following December.  His only son was still an infant when François Voltaire died.  Despite his youth and ill health, François Voltaire had served as first recorder of the new Houma church, St. Francis de Sales, from its establishment in 1847 until his untimely death the following year.  

3c

Édouard Clay, by his first wife, married Émilie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Lagarde, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1847; Émilie's mother was a De La Mazière.  Édouard Clay donated slaves to three of his daughters in December 1852.  

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Bannon Goforth, called Bannon G., from his second wife, born at St. Bridget Plantation, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1812, attended local schools before studying law at Hagerstown, Maryland, after which he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  He married Justine, 17-year-old daughter of French Creole Pierre Aubert, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1836, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1840.  Their son Aubin Prosper or Prosper Aubin was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in February 1840, Leusden Aubert in August 1842, Charles Edward in December 1851, Arthur in September 1854, Franklin in January 1856, Bannon Goforth, Jr. in December 1861, and Gaston Schuyler in March 1864.  They also had a son named Michel.  Their daughters married into the Baner or Bauer, Blake or Blasse, and Dedrick or Dederick families.  Bannon was a member of the state constitutional conventions of 1845 and 1852.  A Jacksonian Democrat, he served two terms in the United States House of Representatives (the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses), representing Louisiana's Second Congressional District, from March 1845 to March 1849.  After his service in Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  In late August 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 14 slaves--6 males and 8 females, 7 blacks and 7 mulattoes, ranging in age from 40 years to infancy--on B. G. Thibodaux's farm.  He and his surviving brothers, Aubin Bénoni, Henry Michel, and Henry Claiborne, also owned 117 slaves in common, ranging in age from 77 years to a few months, some of the older ones probably inherited from their father, in Terrebonne Parish in August 1850.  They also owned in Terrebonne Parish, with an associate named Batey, 85 more slaves, ranging in age from 80 to 2, counted in October 1850.  In late July 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 30 slaves--17 males and 13 females, 13 blacks and 17 mulattoes, ranging in age from 55 to 2--on B. G. Thibodaux's plantation in the parish's Ward 2.  Bannon Goforth, Sr. died in Terrebonne Parish in March 1866; he was only 53 years old; he was buried in Halfway Cemetery near Houma; a "Petition for tutorship" of his minor children was filed in his name at the Houma courthouse in April 1866. 

Aubin Prosper married Susanne Julie, daughter of French Creole Claireville Barras, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1863.  Their son Henry Oscar was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1864, Paul in March 1866, and Charles Allen in January 1869.  

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Youngest son Henry Hubert Claiborne, called Henry Claiborne, H. Claiborne, and Claiborne, from his second wife, born probably at St. Bridget Plantation, Lafourche Interior Parish, in the 1810s, married Marie Mathilde, called Mathilde, daughter of German Creole Terence Toups, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1838, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1841.  Their son Henry Émile, called Émile, was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in March 1841, Jesse Batey or Beaty, called Beaty, in November 1844, Bellenger in the spring of 1850, Jacques in April 1851 but died by November 1855, and Henry Claiborne, fils, called Claiborne, was born in September 1854.  Their daughters married into the Knobloch and Tucker families.  Claiborne served as an administrator of the new Houma church, St. Francis de Sales, after it was founded in 1847.  In late August 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 8 slaves--1 male and 7 females, 6 blacks and 2 mulattoes, ranging in age from 50 to 6--on one of H. C. Thibodaux's farms.  He and his surviving brothers, Aubin Bénoni, Henry Michel, and Bannon Goforth, also owned 117 slaves in common, ranging in age from 77 years to a few months, some of the older ones probably inherited from their father, counted in Terrebonne Parish in August 1850.  They also owned in Terrebonne Parish, with an associate named Batey, 85 more slaves, ranging in age from 80 to 2, counted in October 1850.  Henry Claiborne, père died in Terrebonne Parish in November 1855, probably in his 40s; a petition for succession inventory in his name was filed at the Houma courthouse later that month.   In late July 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish, counted 54 slaves--24 males and 30 females, 40 blacks and 14 mulattoes, ranging in age from 70 to 1--on Mrs. H. C. Thibodaux's plantation in the parish's Ward 2; these were Mathilde Toups's slaves.   

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Henry Émile married Laura Emily, daughter of Anglo American Joseph William Tucker, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1866; Laura Emily's mother was a Gaudet.  Their son Hughes Albert was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1867, and Joseph William in May 1868. 

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Beaty married Mary Louisa, another daughter of Joseph William Tucker, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1867.  

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

A non-Acadian with a similar-sounding surname, perhaps a Spaniard, lived at New Orleans during the late colonial period.  Vicente, or Vincent, Tibodo married Céleste Pedro.  Their daughter Rafaela, born in October 1801, was baptized at New Orleans in November, and infant son Raphaël died at New Orleans in February 1802.

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Some non-Acadian Thibodaux/Thibodeauxs of South Louisiana were a result of the family's participation in the South's peculiar institution:

Louise, "slave of Mr. Paul Thibodaux," gave birth to son Alidor Joseph near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in December 1855, and Vincent Adam in May 1857.  The priest who recorded the boys' baptisms said nothing about the boys' father or fathers. 

Joseph, son of Adeline, "slave of Mr. Pierre Thibodeaux, was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 17 months, in August 1856.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name. 

Maltie, "slave of Mr. Gratien Thibodaux," gave birth to son Joseph Raoul near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in March 1860.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name. 

Henri Thibodeaux, son of Fanie, no surname given, was baptized at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, age 5, in September 1862.  The priest who recorded the baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names.  One suspects that Fanie was a Thibodeaux family slave. 

Marie, daughter of Philippe and Charlotte, "aff.," affranchie or freedwoman, of Arville Thibodeaux, married Henri Theodore, "aff.", affranchi or freedman, of Alexandre Potier and son of Théodore and Eugènie, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1867. 

Édouard, fils, son of Édouard Thibodeaux and Eugènie ____, married Silesia Waters of Virginia at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1869.  Although the recording priest did not say it, both parties probably were Afro Creoles. 

Joachim, son of Colas, probably Nicolas, Thibodeaux and Adélaïde ____, married Marie, daughter of Jean and Marie, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not say that the married couple were freed persons, but the lack of surnames for the mothers makes one wonder if both parties were Afro Creoles. 

Eusemond Thibodeaux married Eulalie Jean.  Their son Sosthène was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in February 1870. 

Brunet Thibodeaux married Victorine _____.  Their son Jean was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1870.  Were Brunet and Victorine Afron Creoles?

CONCLUSION

Thibodeaus settled early in Acadia and were one of the most prominent families there.  They also were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them--19 members of the family--came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in February 1765 with the party led by their kinsman, Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil.  They followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche, where four Thibodeaus created vigorous family lines in what became St. Martin, St. Landry, Lafayette, Vermilion, and Acadia parishes.  That same year, a cousin who also came to Louisiana from Halifax settled on the Opelousas prairie south of the present city and created a vigorous line there, too.  Three more young Thibodeaus came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 and settled on the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, but only one of their family lines survived, in what became St. James Parish.  In 1767 and 1768, Thibodeaus from Maryland settled on the river, but none of them were males.  Even if the Spanish government had not coaxed hundreds of Acadians in France to emigrate to their Mississippi valley colony, the Thibodeaux family would have been a large one in Louisiana, especially on the western prairies.  In 1785, however, two dozen more members of the family came to the colony aboard three of the Seven Ships from France.  One of them created a vigorous line in what became West Baton Rouge Parish, but most of the 1785 arrivals chose to settle on upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement that, by the end of the antebellum period, stretched all the way down into the Terrebonne country.  During the antebellum period, Thibodeauxs from the river moved to Bayou Lafourche, and two of their cousins moved from Bayou Lafourche and St. James Parish to the western prairies, which, at the end of the period, still remained the largest center of family settlement.  On the eve of the War Between the States, at least one Thibodeaux from Terrebonne Parish moved to the Brashear City, now Morgan City, area on the lower Atchafalaya.  During or soon after the war, more Thibodeauxs left the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley and resettled on the southwestern prairies or in St. James Parish. 

No non-Acadian Thibodeaus appear in Louisiana church records during the early colonial period.  A Tibido who lived in New Orleans during the late colonial period probably was Spanish, not French.  A Thibodeau who came to the colony about the same time was, his biographers insist, French Canadian, not Acadian; he is also the most famous member of the family and one of the most accomplished men of his time and place.  Henry Thibodaux, as he preferred to spell his family name, was, according to his biographers, born at Albany, New York, in January 1769.  He was orphaned at an early age and raised by the family of General Philip Schuyler of Albany, one of the most prominent men in New York colony.  The story goes that the general funded the boy's education in Scotland.  Henry Schuyler (he took his benefactor's surname as his middle name) came to Louisiana by May 1793, when he married a French Creole girl at St.-Jacques on the river.  He remarried to a French Canadian at Baton Rouge in June 1800 and a few years later took his growing family to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Family tradition says that he was a shoemaker by trade; if so, he did not follow that humble calling for very long.  He settled on upper Bayou Terrebonne soon after the Louisiana Purchase and amassed a large holding of land and slaves in the area.  His greatest claim to fame, however, was his political career.  Soon after he settled among them, his Lafourche/Terrebonne neighbors elected him to the territorial assembly in 1805; he served as a justice of the peace in Lafourche County beginning in 1808; he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1812 and then elected to the state Senate, in which he served as president.  For a few weeks in late 1824, Henry Schuyler Thibodaux served as interim governor of the State of Louisiana.  He died of an abscessed liver in October 1827, age 58, during his campaign for a full term as governor.  The city of Thibodaux, long the seat of Lafourche Parish, is named for him.  All five of the governor's sons created families of their own, and some of them and their descendants took Acadian wives.  ...

The spelling Thibodaux is common in the Bayou Lafourche valley, but elsewhere, members of the family favor Thibodeaux.  The family's name also is spelled Etibodeau, Pitibodo, Thibaudau, Thibaudaud, Thibaudaut, Thibaudeau, Thibaudeaux, Thibaudos, Thibaudot, Thibeaud, Thibeaudau, Thibeaudeau, Thibeaudot, Thibeudeau, Thibodaux, Thibodeau, Thibodo, Thiboudeau, Thybodeau, Tibaudau, Tibaudeau, Tibaudo, Tibaudot, Tibeaudeau, Tibodo, Tibodau, Tibodaux, Tibodeau, Tiboto, Tivido.  This huge Acadian family should not be confused with the much smaller Quebedeaux family, French Canadians who lived on the western prairies where Thibodeauxs also settled. 

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafourche & Terrebonne parishes; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafourche & Terrebonne parishes; AGE, May 2005, 10; Arsenault, Généalogie, 807-13, 1302-08, 1434-41, 1574-80, 2309, 2386-87, 2596-1601; <bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000152>; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; DLB, 786, Clément Cormier, "TIBAUDEAU (Thibaudea, Thibodeau), Pierre, in DCB, 2:629-30, source of quotes; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 417-18; 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; Jobb, The Cajuns, 265-68; <www.la-cemeteries.com/Governors/Thibodaux, Henry Schuyler/Thibodaux, Henry Schuyler.shtml>; <www.nga.org/cms/render/live/en/sites/NGA/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_louisiana/col2-content/main-content-list/title_thibodeaux_henry.html>; NOAR, vols. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 42, 69, 132, 169, 173, 174, 175, 188; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159-60; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 752-60; <www.sos.la.gov/tabid/362/Default.aspx>; Joseph G. Tregle, Jr., "THIBODAUX, Henry Schuyler," in DLB, p. 786; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 138-40, 192; White, DGFA-1, 1508-23; White, DGFA-1 English, 319-22, quote from pp. 319-20; <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_S._Thibodaux>

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
Adélaïde THIBODEAUX 01 1765 Atk?, Op born c1762, probably Halifax; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER; sister of Anne-Marie, Francoise, & Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 3; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Pedro THIBAUDEAU; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 8, with parents & 3 sisters; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with parents & others?; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings?
Amand THIBODEAUX 02 Feb 1765 Atk born c1734, Chepoudy; son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Marie-Françoise COMEAUX; brother of Olivier, first cousin of the wives of Alexandre & Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; not on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unless he was one of the 3 "children" with brother Olivier; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 31, with brother Olivier & family in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; married, age 31, Gertrude, daughter of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX of Île St.-Jean, 27 Feb 1765, New Orleans, soon after they arrived in LA, the earliest recorded Acadian marriage in LA; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, called Armand THIBODEAU, with 1 unnamed woman [Gertrude] in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 38, with unnamed wife [Gertrude] age 21(?)[sic], Widow BOURQUES age indecipherable [his mother-in-law?], an unnamed boy [Isaac] age 2, unnamed girls ages 4(?)[sic, Marguerite-Blandine], & (?)[sic, Constance?], 0 slaves, 10 cattle, 2 horses, 12 arpents without title; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773, called Aman THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Amand TIBODAU, with unnamed wife [Gertrude], 4 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 26 cattle, 5 horses & mules, 20 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Amant THIBODAUT, age 43, head of family number 18, with wife Gertrude age 29, sons Izaac age 8, Baptiste age 3, Amant age 1, daughters Marie-Josèphe age 13, [Marguerite-]Blandine age 10, & Louise age 5, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 6 horses, 30 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Aman THIBAUDOT, with 9 unnamed individuals, 70 animals, & 12 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Amt THIBODAUT, with 9 unnamed free individuals,1 male slave; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Aman THIBODO; died "at his home at La pointe," St. Martin Parish, 24 Jun 1818, "age about 87 years [actually 84]," buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
André-Paul THIBODEAUX 03 Feb 1765 Atk son of Paul THIBODEAUX & Rosalie GUILBEAU; arrived LA Feb 1765, in utero, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; born 26 Aug 1765, baptized next day, Attakapas; died Attakapas 7 Sep 1765, age 2 weeks
Anne dite Nanette THIBODEAUX 04 Feb 1765 Atk born c1755; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX of Petitcoudiac; sister of Jean-Anselme, Marie, Marie-Louise, & Théotiste; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 10, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; traveled with widowed mother; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, unnamed, but probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Joseph BROUSSARD, whose mother was a THIBODEAUX; in Attakapas census, 1771, called Nanette, age 16, in household of Joseph BROUSSAR; married, age 17, Pierre, son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX, 18 Jul 1772, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled La Butte, upper Bayou Vermilion; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Anne, age 22, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 4 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 5 others; died La Butte, St. Martin Parish, 1 Nov 1817, age 60[sic], buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
Anne THIBODEAUX 05 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; traveled with family of Paul THIBODEAUX & Rosalie GUILBEAU, who settled in Atakapas District; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; married François, son of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL of Chepoudy, & widower of Anne AUCOIN & Marie LANDRY, 5 Oct 1766, Cabanocé; died by Apr 1769, when her husband remarried at Attakapas
Anne-Marie THIBODEAUX 06 1765 Atk?, Op born c1723, probably Annapolis Royal; called Marie; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX le jeune & Anne-Marie AUCOIN; married, age 21, (1)Timothée, son of Jacques GUÉNARD (James GAINER) dit Gaudereau & Cécile CELLIER of Chignecto, c1744; at Marlboro, MA, 1760, age 37; on list of Acadians at Marlborough, MA, 1761, called Nanny, age 38, with husband Timthy SYMNO[sic] & 7 children; in MA 1763; arrived LA 1765, age 42; in Opelousas census, 1766, called Widow Maria THIBAUDAU, with no one else in her household, living probably next to son Joseph GUENARD; married, age 44, (2)François-Marie RIVARD, c1767, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Marguerite[sic] THIBODAUT, age 57[sic], with husband Francois RIVARD age 58, head of family number 35, with no children, 1 slave, 10 cattle, 2 horses, 10 hogs, 0 sheep; married, age 63, (3)Joseph, son of Jean-Baptiste LOISEAU dit Francoeur & Marie-Ursule JUTRAS of Montréal, 5 Nov 1786, Opelousas
Anne-Marie THIBODEAUX 07 1765 Atk?, Op born c1760; called Marie; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER; sister of Adélaïde, Françoise, & Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 5; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Pedro THIBAUDEAU; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 11, with parents & sisters; married, age 16, (1)L'ange, son of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX of Île St.-Jean, c1776, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 17, called Marie, with husband & no others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Widow Lange BOURG, with 0 males, 1 woman, 1 girl, 1 slave, 166 cattle, 26 horses, 6 arpents; married, age 29, (2)Basile, son of Pierre CHIASSON & Catherine BOURGEOIS of Beauséjour, Chignecto, & widower of Monique COMEAUX, 21 Jul 1789, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with husband & 11 others; died [buried] Opelousas 5 Apr 1803, age 43
Baptiste THIBODEAUX 08 Feb 1765 Atk arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Baptista THIBAUDAU, with no one else in his household
Blaise THIBODEAUX 09 Sep 1785 Asp born c1729, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Antoine THIBODEAUX & Susanne COMEAUX; married, age 23, Catherine DAIGLE, c1752, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from probably Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Blaise TIBODEAU, age 30; carpenter; at Pleudihen, France, 1759-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Blaise THIBAUDEAU, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 62[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Blaise THIBODOT, age 52[sic], no wife listed so probably a widower, with sons Françoise[sic] age 21, Joseph age 19, & daughter Isabelle age 17, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 2 swine
Catherine THIBODEAUX 10 Feb 1765 Atk sister of Amand & Olivier?; married Simon LEBLANC; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with husband & 3 children; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died [buried] Attakapas 15 Nov 1765
Charles THIBODEAUX 11 1765 StJ, Atk?, StJ born c1739, Acadia; son of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Madeleine CORMIER; came to LA 1765, age 26; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Carlos THIBAUDOT, with no one else in his household; may have moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Carlos THIBAUDAU, with no one else in his household?; married, age 29, Marie, daughter of Olivier LANDRY & Cécile POIRIER, c1768, probably Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 36[sic], with wife Marie age 25, son Jean-Charles age 2, daughters Margueritte age 7, Magdelaine age 5, & Marie age 7 months; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Charles THIBODEAU, with 6 unnamed whites, 1 slave, 10 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn; died [buried] Convent, St. James Parish, 26 Sep 1820, age 83[sic], a widower
Charles THIBODEAUX 12 Dec 1785 BdE? born c1723, Acadia; son of Philippe THIBODEAUX & Élisabeth VINCENT; married Madeleine, daughter of Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT, 1 Feb 1751, Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Charles TIBODEAU, age 35; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 63, head of family, no occupation listed
Élisabeth/Isabelle THIBODEAUX 13 Feb 1765 Atk born c1738, Acadia; daughter of Paul THIBODEAUX & Marguerite TRAHAN; sister of Pierre; married, age 21, (1)Charles, son of Bernard PELLERIN & Marguerite GAUDET of Port-Royal, & widower of Madeleine THIBODEAUX, c1759, Restigouche; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with husband & no children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 27, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Carlos PELLERIN, with 1 girl; married, age 32, (2)Joseph, son of  probably Paul MARTIN & Marguerite CYR, c1770, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 23[sic, probably meant 33], with husband & unnamed girl [daughter Marie PELLERIN] age 10; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 2 children; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 39, with husband & 2 MARTIN daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 7 others
Élisabeth/Isabelle THIBODEAUX 14 Jul 1767 StG born 30 Jan 1717, Annapolis Royal; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX le jeune & Anne-Marie AUCOIN; married, age 21, Cosme, son of Mathieu BRASSEUR dit BRASSEAUX & Jeanne CÉLESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE of Grand-Pré, 7 Jan 1738, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 38; in report of Acadians at Georgetown, MD, Jul 1763, called Élizabeth BRASSEUX, obviously a widow, with son Pierre BRASSEUX, daughters Anne BRASSEUX, Marguerite BRASSEUX, Marie BRASSEUX, Marie-Madeleine BRASSEUX, & Marie-Rose BRASSEUX; arrived LA 1767, age 50; a widow, "she brought her five daughters and two sons from Maryland in 1767 and settled on Bayou Machac"; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Isabel BRASEIN, age 50, head of family number 26, assigned no farm, with son Blas BRASEIN age 15, daughters Maria Margarita [BRASEIN] age 22, Maria Magdalena BRASEIN age 20, Maria BRASEIN age 18, Ana BRASEIN age 14, & Maria Rosa [BRASEIN] age 12; died "sometime before 1773"; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Élisabeth THIBODEAUX 15 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1740, probably Minas; exiled to VA 1755, age 15; deported to England 1756, age 16; married, age 23, Jacques BOURBON of Caen, France, c1763, England; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 23; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-64; at St.-Enogat, France, 1765-66; at St.-Servan 1767; at St.-Énogat 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Hélène[sic] THIBODEAU, widow Jacques BOURBON, listed singly; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 40[sic], a widow, traveled with family of Jean THIBODEAUX
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Jeanne THIBODEAUX 22 Sep 1785 Asp born 19 Nov 1770, La Ville de la Villeger, France; baptized 19 Nov 1770, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Blaise THIBODEAUX & Catherine DAIGLE; sister of François-Jean & Joseph-Marie; at Pleudihen, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Isabelle [THIBODOT], age 17, with widowed father & brothers
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Marie THIBODEAUX 43 Nov 1785 StG, Lf born 3 Aug 1768, La Chapelle de Mordreux, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; called Marie; daughter of Olivier THIBODEAUX & his second wife Élisabeth/Isabelle BOUDREAUX; brother of Jean-Baptiste; at Pleudihen 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brother; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 17, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 19, Joseph, son of Pierre CLOISTRE dit CLOUÂTRE & Marguerite LEBLANC, & widower of Marguerite BABIN, 11 Feb 1787, St.-Gabriel; moved to Lafourche valley, 1810s; succession public sale record dated 28 Sep 1828, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Firmin-Blaise THIBODEAUX 17 Sep 1785 Asp? baptized 16 Nov 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Firmin-Charles THIBODEAUX & Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT; brother of Martin; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 2; not in Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791 with the rest of his family, so he probably died young
Firmin-Charles THIBODEAUX 16 Sep 1785 Asp born 20 Apr 1760, La Chapelle de Mordreux, France; baptized 20 Apr 1760, Pleudihen, France; son of Blaise THIBODEAUX & Catherine DAIGLE; at Pleudihen, 1760-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailor; married, age 23, Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Charles THÉRIOT & Marie BOUDREAUX, 25 Feb 1783, St.-Similien, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Fermain THIBODAU, with wife & 1 son; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 25, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Firmain THIBODOT, age 27, with wife Marie age 23, son Martin age 2, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 3 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Firmain THIBEAUDEAU, age 31, with wife Marie-Madelaine age 35, sons Martin age 5, Jean-Julien age 1, & daughter Marie age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 0 horses, 12 swine; died by Feb 1793, when his wife remarried at Lafourche
François-Jean THIBODEAUX 18 Sep 1785 Asp born 20 Oct 1767, La Chapelle de Mordreux, France; baptized 20 Oct 1767, Pleudihen, France; son of Blaise THIBODEAUX & Catherine DAIGLE; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Jeanne & Joseph-Marie; at Pleudihen, 1767-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; day laborer; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Françoise[sic] [THIBODOT], age 21, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called François THIBEAUDEAU, age 23, listed singly, with 0 slaves, 3 arpents next to brother Joseph, 0 qts. rice, 0 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 0 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisco TIBODAUX, age 29, with family of brother Josef; married, age 29, Brigide  of Trigavou, France, daughter of Dominique GUÉRIN & Anne LEBLANC, 18 Jul 1796[sic], Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called François [THIBODOT], age 24[sic], with family of brother Joseph; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called François THIBODOT, age 21[sic], with wife Brigitte age 27, & son François age 1, 3/45 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Joseph; died [buried] Assumption Parish 16 Aug 1850, age 92[sic #
Françoise THIBODEAUX 19 1765 Atk?, Op born c1761, probably Halifax; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER; sister of Adélaïde, Anne-Marie, & Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 4; married, age 27, Fabien, son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS, 10 Jan 1779, Atakapas, now St. Martinville; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 3 others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with husband & 5 others; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with husband & 8 unnamed others; died [buried] St. Landry Parish 4 Feb 1812, age 50
Hélène THIBODEAUX 20 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born 1 Nov 1766, St.-Antoine, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY; sister of Jeanne-Tarsille, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Victoire, & Pierre-Charles; at Pleurtuit 1766-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 18; married, age 20, Jean-Charles, son of Michel AUCOIN & Élisabeth/Isabelle HÉBERT, 25 Nov 1787, Bayou des Écores; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Helena TIBODAUX, age 27, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Hélène THIBODOT, age 28[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter
Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas THIBODEAUX 23 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 10 Sep 1766, Pleudihen, France; son of Jean THIBODEAUX & his first wife Françoise HUERT; brother of Marie-Jacquemine; at Pleudihen 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sister; calker; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 21, with father, stepmother, 1 full sister, & 1 half-sister; married, age 22, Flore-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of Jean VINCENT & Ursule HÉBERT, 16 Nov 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jacques THIBEAUDEAU, age 24, with wife Adélaïde CLÉMENT[sic] age 18, daughter Rosalie age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to his father, 0 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 8 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Santiago TIBODAUX, age 28, with wife Adélaïdes age 23, sons Luis age 3, Farely age 1, & daughter Josefa age 6; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jacques THIBODOT, age 29, with wife Adélaïde age 24, sons Louis age 4, Lavely age 2, & daughter Josephine age 7, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jacques THIBODOT, age 33[sic], with wife Adélaïde age 22, son Louis age 5, daughters Joséphine age 7, & Farallie age 2, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Parish 28 Sep 1830, age 65; succession inventory dated 21 Apr 1834, Lafourche Parish courthouse
Jean THIBODEAUX 24 Sep 1785 Asp born c1742, l'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Hélène GAUTREAUX; brother of Marie-Josèphe; exiled to VA 1755, age 13; deported to England 1756, age 14; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 21; sailor; at Pleudihen, France, 1763-72; married, age 22, (1)Françoise of Pleudihen, daughter of Guillaume HUERT & Marie AMELINE, 28 Feb 1764, Pleudihen; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jean THIBODEAU, with no wife, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; married, age 43, (2)Marie of Trellières, France, daughter of Michel DUGAS & Francoise DURAND, 10 May 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 37[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean THIBODOT, age 45, with wife Marie age 21, son Jacques age 21, daughters Manette age 16, Marie age 1, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jean THIBEAUDEAU, age 45[sic], with wife Marie age 24, daughters Marie age 18, Madelaine age 4, Augustine [Justine-Angelica] age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to son Jacques, 0 qts. rice, 80 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 0 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan THIBODAUX, age 52, with wife Maria age 30, son Basilio age 4, daughters Barbara age 3, & Modesta age 2, also Martin AHHE [ACHÉE] age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean THIBODOT, age 53[sic], with wife Marie age 31, son [actually daughter] Augustin [Justine-Angelica] age 7, son Basille age 5, daughters Margueritte age 11, & Modeste age 3, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean THIBODOT, age 50[sic], with wife Marie age 30, daughters Marie age 12, Justine[-Angelica] age 7, Modest age 4, & Anastasie age 2, 3/25 arpents, 0 slaves
Jean-Anselme THIBODEAUX 25 Feb 1765 Atk born c1750, Petitcoudiac; called Anselme; son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX; brother of Anne dite Nanette, Marie, Marie-Louise, & Théostiste; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & sisters; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 15, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Anselmo THIBOUDEAU, with 1 man & 1 girl in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 22, called Anselme, with family of Jean-Baptiste SEMER, whose wife was Marie THIBODEAUX, so Anselme probably was a brother-in-law; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773, called Anselme THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Anselme, age 26, head of "family" number 78, still a bachelor, with 0 slaves, 36 cattle, 9 horses; married, age 30, (1)Marguerite, daughter of Joseph MELANÇON & Anne LANDRY, 20 Jun 1780, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Anselme TIBAUDOT, with 2 unnamed individuals, 78 animals, & 26 arpents; on Atakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Anselmo TRIBODO; married, age 43, (2)Anne, daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON, 20 Feb 1793, Attakapas; settled on upper Vermilion; succession records dated 5 Feb & 13 Mar 1822, St. Martin Parish courthouse, & 10 Nov 1823, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Jean-Baptiste THIBODEAUX 26 1765 StJ born c1743, Acadia; arrived LA 1765, age 22; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Juan Baptista & Jean Baptiste THIBAUDOT, age 23, listed singly so probably a bachelor, with 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun
Jean-Baptiste-Pierre dit Alequin THIBODEAUX 27 Nov 1785 StG?, Asp, Lf born 25 Apr 1765, La Chapelle de Mordreux, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; called Alequin; son of Olivier THIBODEAUX & his second wife Élisabeth/Isabelle BOUDREAUX; brother of Élisabeth-Marie; at Pleudihen 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; calker; married (1) Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of Joseph D'AMOURS de CHAUFFOURS & Geneviève LEROY of Ste.-Anne, Rivière-St.-Jean, & widow of Jean-Baptiste RASSICOT, early 1780s, probably Nantes, France; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 20; went to Manchac before going to Lafourche valley?; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jean THIBEAUDEAU, age 22[sic], with wife Marie-Rose D'AMOUR age 26, sons Jean-Martin age 5, Joseph age 2, 0 slaves, 5 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 40 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan TIBODAUX, age 26[sic], with wife Rosa age 33, sons [Jean-]Martin age 11, Josef age 4, & Frédérico age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean THIBODOT, age 27[sic], with wife Rose age 34, sons Martin age 12, Joseph age 5, & Frédéric age 3, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean THIBODOT, age 26[sic], with wife Marie age 30, sons Martin age 12, Joseph age 8, Éloy age 4, & daughter Marcelinne age 2, 6/25 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 39, (2)Martine, daughter of Jean-Charles ACHÉE & Marie-Modeste PINET, 4 Nov 1804, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Parish 28 or 29 Apr 1836, age 75[sic]; estate inventory dated 10 May 1836, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
*Jean-Martin THIBODEAUX 28 Nov 1785 StG?, Asp, Lf sailed to LA on L'Amitié; born 1 Oct 1785, aboard ship; called Martin; son of Jean-Baptiste-Pierre THIBODEAUX & Marie-Rose DAMOUR/LOUVIÈRE; baptized probably aboard ship & again 27 Nov 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; went to Manchac before going to Lafourche valley?; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jean-Martin, age 5, with parents & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Martin, age 11, with parents & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Martin, age 12, with parents & brothers; married, age 31, Constance Ludivine, daughter of Jean HÉBERT & Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC, 15 Jan 1816, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 23 Nov 1837, age 52; petition for succession liquidation dated 10 May 1838, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Jeanne-Tarsille THIBODEAUX 29 Dec 1785 BdE born 2 Jul 1764, La Moissays, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY; sister of Hélène, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Victoire, & twin Pierre-Charles; at Pleurtuit 1764-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 20; married, age 23, Jacques-François, son of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE, 26 Jan 1788, probably Bayou des Écores
Joseph-Marie THIBODEAUX 30 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 13 Apr 1769, La Ville de la Villeger, France; baptized 14 Apr 1769, Pleudihen, France; son of Blaise THIBODEAUX & Catherine DAIGLE; brother of François-Jean & Élisabeth/Isabelle-Jeanne; at Pleudihen, 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-74; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; day laborer; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 17; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Joseph [THIBODOT], age 19, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Joseph THIBEAUDEAU, age 22, listed singly, with 0 slaves, 3 arpents next to brother François, 0 qts. rice, 0 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 0 swine; married, age 25, Pérrine, daughter of Pierre ARCEMENT & Marie HÉBERT, & widow of Jean-Charles RICHARD, 7 Jan 1795, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef THIBODAUX, age 25, with wife Périna age 25, no children, & brother Francisco age 29; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph THIBODOT, age 26[sic], with wife Périne age 24, & brother François age 24, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph THIBODOT, age 27[sic], with wife Périnne age 27, & son Joseph age 1, 3/45 arpents next to brother François; succession inventory record dated 13 Mar 1816, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Louis THIBODEAUX 31 ???? ? no information ... yet
Louise THIBODEAUX 32 Feb 1765 Atk married Pierre GAUTREAUX; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; soon became a widow; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765, called Louise THIBODEAU
Madeleine THIBODEAUX 33 Feb 1765 Atk born c1750, Acadia; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 15, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, with 1 woman in her household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 21, with family of Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, whose mother was a THIBODEAUX; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Madeleine TIBODAU, with no husband, 3 children, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 12 horses & mules, 30 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, an orphan, age 25[sic], with Mathurin BROUSSARD et al.; married Jean-Athanase, called Athanase, son of Michel TRAHAN & Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT, 1770s, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 4 others; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Marguerite THIBODEAUX 34 Feb 1765 Atk born 22 Dec 1705, baptized 16 May 1706, Port-Royal; daughter of Michel THIBODEAUX & Agnès DUGAS; married, age 18, Alexandre dit Beausoleil, son of François BROUSSARD & Catherine RICHARD, 7 Feb 1724, Port-Royal; settled Chepoudy & Village-des-Beausoleil, upper Petitcoudiac; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 60, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by brother-in-law Joseph THIBODEAUX dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 4 Sep 1765, age 60, 2 weeks before her husband died, buried next day au dernier camp d'en bas, near present-day Loreauville; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Marguerite THIBODEAUX 35 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ? born c1742, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 13; married Charles, son of Pierre  TRAHAN & Madeleine COMEAUX, & widower of Brigitte LANDRY, late 1750s or early 1760s, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Princess Anne, MD, Jul 1763, called Margueritte TRAHAN, with husband & 2 daughters; arrived LA 1768, age 26; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita, age 26, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 stepdaughter
Marguerite THIBODEAUX 36 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born c1745, Acadia; daughter of Antoine THIBODEAUX & Susanne COMEAUX; married, age 19, Étienne, fils, son of Étienne BOUDREAUX & Marie-Claire AUCOIN, 8 May 1764, Pleudihen, France; at Pleudihen 1764-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marguerite THIBODEAU, with husband, 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 40; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Margueritte THIBODOT, age 42, with husband, 3 sons, 1 daughter, & nephew Étienne BOUDREAUT; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe THIBEAUDEAU, age 46, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita TIBODAUX, age 51, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte TIBODOT, age 52, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 52, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; died Lafourche Interior Parish 14 Feb 1831, age 94[sic], a widow; succession inventory record dated 14 Mar 1831, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
*Marguerite-Anne THIBODEAUX 38 Feb 1765 Atk came to LA, in utero, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; born 10 May 1765, baptized next day, Atakapas; daughter of Olivier THIBODEAUX & his first wife Madeleine BROUSSARD; sister of Marie & Théodore; died Attakapas 16 May 1765, age 6 days, the same day her mother died; earliest record burial of an Acadian west of the Atachfalaya; depicted in utero in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Marguerite-Josèphe THIBODEAUX 37 Dec 1785 BdE born & baptized 25 Apr 1762, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY; sister of Hélène, Jeanne-Tarsille, Marie-Victoire, & Pierre-Charles; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 22; married, age 26, Nicolas of Bayou des Écores, son of Louis COURTOIS & Jeanne PERRIN of St.-Malo, France, & widower of Charlotte-Marie PITRE, 6 Sep 1788, probably Bayou des Écores
Marie THIBODEAUX 39 Feb 1765 Atk born c1740, probably Petitcoudiac; daughter of probably Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX; sister of Anne dite Nanette, Jean-Anselme, Marie-Louise, & Théotiste; exiled to VA 1755?; deported to England 1756?; married (1)Pierre SURETTE, probably England; repatriated to France May 1763?; returned to North America?; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 25, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, called Maria THIBODEAU widow, with 1 unnamed girl [daughter Marie-Anne SURETTE] in her household; married, age 28, (2)Jean-Baptiste, son of Germain SEMER & Marie TRAHAN of Grand-Pré, c1768, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 23[sic], with husband, Anselme [probably Jean dit Anselme] THIBODEAUX age 22(?)[sic, probably her brother, actually age 12], & 2 unnamed girls, ages 8 & 2(?)[sic, probably daughter Marie-Anne SURETTE & son Louis SEMERE]; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 38, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 8 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 8 unnamed others; died "at her residence," Grand Pointe, St. Martin Parish, 8 Jul 1810, age 70, buried next day
Marie THIBODEAUX 40 Feb 1765 Atk?, Op, Atk born c1763, probably Halifax; daughter of Olivier THIBODEAUX & his first wife Madeleine BROUSSARD; sister of Marguerite-Anne & Théodore; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 2, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Olivier THIBODAU; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 4[sic], with father, stepmother, & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 15, with father, stepmother, & siblings; married, age 16, Joseph, son of Étienne SONNIER & his first wife Anne DAROIS, 10 Jan 1779, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 4 others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with husband & 6 others; returned to Atakapas, settled La Butte, upper Bayou Vermilion; died La Butte, St. Martin Parish, 27 Jun 1815, age 51, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 5 Jan 1816, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marie-Jacquemine THIBODEAUX 42 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 2 Aug 1772, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean THIBODEAUX & his first wife Françoise HUERT; sister of Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & brother; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Manette, age 16, with father, stepmother, brother, & half-sister; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie THIBEAUDEAU, age 18, with father, stepmother, & stepsisters; married, age 21, François-Joseph, son of Amand BOUDREAUX & his first wife Marie COUILLARD of Plouër, France, 3 Sep 1793, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria TIBODAUX, age 23, with husband, no children, & 2 brothers-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie TIBODO, age 24, with husband, no children, & 2 brothers-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 25[sic], with husband & 1 daughter
*Marie-Jeanne THIBODEAUX 56 1785? StG born at Grand-Pré, England, or in France?; daughter of Joseph THIBODEAUX & Louise ACHÉE perhaps of Grand-Pré; sailed LA aboard one of the Seven Ships, 1785?; married Alexandre, son of François HÉBERT & Marie-Josèphe MELANÇON of Grand-Pré, & widower of Anne LANDRY, 26 Jan 1789, St.-Gabriel
Marie-Josèphe THIBODEAUX 44 1765 Atk?, Op born c1752, probably Chepoudy; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER; sister of Adélaïde, Anne-Marie, & Francoise; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 13; married, age 18, François, son of Pierre PITRE & Agathe DOUCET of Chepoudy, c1770, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 13[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Marguerite[sic] THIBODAUT, age 25, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 7 others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Plaisance, unnamed, with husband & 7 others; in Opelousas census, 1796, Grand Louis District, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; died "of infirmities, buried St. Landry Parish, 16 Apr 1817, age 72[sic], having "received all the sacraments"
Marie-Josèphe THIBODEAUX 41 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 15 Jan 1747, l'Assomption, Pigiguit; called Josèphe; daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Hélène GAUTREAUX; sister of Jean; exiled to VA 1755, age 8; deported to England 1756, age 9; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 16; at Pleudihen, France, 1763-72; married, age 27, (1)Nicolas, retired sergeant of the Company of La Croix, Regiment of Guyonne & tailor of coats, son of Jacques METRA & Jeanne VEUVRE of Bernin, Lorraine, 11 Jan 1774, Pleudihen; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; at St.-Similien, Nantes, France, 1778; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie THIBODAU, with husband Nicolas METRA & 1 unnamed son; married, age 38, (2)Joseph-Philippe of St.-Servan, France, son of Pierre HENRY & Marguerite TRAHAN of Île St.-Jean, 26 Apr 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 32[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie THIBODOT, age 30[sic, probably 34/35], with husband & 1 METRA son; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie THIBEAUDEAU, age 40[sic], with husband, 1 METRA son, & 1 HENRY daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria TIBODAUX, age 40[sic], with husband, 1 METRA son, 1 HENRY daughter, & Pedro BOURQUE; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie THIBODO, age 41[sic], with husband, 1 METRA son, & 1 HENRY daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 45, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died Lafourche Interior Parish 21 Oct 1837, age 90
Marie-Louise THIBODEAUX 45 Feb 1765 Atk born c1762, probably Halifax; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX of Petitcoudiac; sister of Anne dite Nanette, Jean-Anselme, & Marie; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 3, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1777, an orphan, age 14, with family of Firmin LANDRY; married, age 18, François, son of Jean-Baptiste DAMOUR dit de LOUVIÈRE & Geneviève BERGERON of Rivière St.-Jean, c1780, probably Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & no others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; died [buried] Attakapas 5 Dec 1796, age 35[sic]
Marie-Victoire THIBODEAUX 46 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp, Lf? born 23 Apr 1769, St.-Antoine, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY; sister of Hélène, Jeanne-Tarsille, Marguerite-Josèphe, & Pierre-Charles; at Pleurtuit 1769-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 15; married, age 19, Joseph-Yves, son of Pierre HÉBERT & his second wife Susanne PITRE, 24 Aug 1788, Bayou des Écores; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria TIBODAUX, age 25, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie THIBODOT, age 26, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 26[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Aug 1851, age 83[sic]?  #
*Martin THIBODEAUX 47 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf, StG sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi in utero, born either aboard ship or in New Orleans; called Cadet; son of Firmin THIBODEAUX & Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT; brother of Firmin-Blaise; baptized 18 Oct 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 2, with parents & no siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 5, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maturino, age 10, with mother, stepfather Joseph GAUTRAUX, siblings & stepsiblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Maturin, age 11, with mother, stepfather, siblings & stepsiblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Martin, age 11, with mother, stepfather, siblings & stepsiblings; married, age 20, (1)Anne Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Rose LEBLANC, 5 Feb 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville; married, age 43, (2)Marine, daughter of Paul BABIN & Marguerite BRASSEAUX, 21 Jul 1828, St. Gabriel; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 14 Jan 1830, age 54
Olivier THIBODEAUX 48 Feb 1765 Atk born c1733, Chepoudy; son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Marie-Françoise COMEAUX; brother of Amand, first cousin of the wives of Alexandre & Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; married (1)Madeleine, daughter of probably Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Marguerite THIBODEAUX, & widow of Jean LANDRY; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Aulivie TIBEAUDAU, with wife & 3 children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 32, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; signed DAUTERIVE agreement in New Orleans, 4 Apr 1765, with 7 other leaders of the BROUSSARD party; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765, called Olivier THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, called Olivier THIODAU, with 2 boys & 2 girls in his household so probably still a widower; married, age 37, (2)Agnès BRUN, widow of Paul DOUCET, c1771, Attakapas, marriage contract legitimized in civil law, 30 Sep 1786, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 38, with unnamed wife [Agnès] age 28, Nanette [LANDRY, stepdaughter] age 17, 1 unnamed boy [?] age 10, another unnamed girl [stepdaugher Nanette DOUCET?] age 4(?)[sic, probably 14], 0 slaves, 10 cattle, 2 horses, 12 arpents without title; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773, called Olivier THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Olivier TIBODAU, with unnamed wife [Agnès], 5 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 12 horses & mules, 50 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 48[sic], head of family number 17, with wife Agnès BRIN age 40, sons Théodore age 15, Nicolas age 6, Siril age 4, Olivier age 1, daughters Marie age 15, & Anne age 12, 0 slaves, 120 cattle, 22 horses, 80 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Olivier THIBAUDOT, with 11 unnamed individuals, 180 animals, & 32 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Ofs. THIBAUDOT, with 8 unnamed free individuals, 3 male slaves, 2 female slaves; died [buried] Attakapas 19 Nov 1803, age 70; succession inventory dated 23 Apr 1804, succession record dated 23 Aug 1808, succession sale held 20 Nov 1809, St. Martin Parish courthouse; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Paul THIBODEAUX 49 Feb 1765 Atk born 27 Jul 1728, baptized 28 Jul 1728, Annapolis Royal; son of Claude THIBODEAUX & Élisabeth/Isabelle COMEAUX; married, age 35, Rosalie, daughter of Joseph dit L'Officier GUILBEAU & Madeleine MICHEL of Annapolis Royal, c1763, probably Halifax; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 34, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765, called Paul THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Pointe, called Pablo THIBAUDAU, with 1 unnamed boy [?] in his household; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 40, with unnamed wife [Rosalie] age 27, 2 unnamed boys ages 4 [Hypolite dit Paul] & 2 [?], 1 unnamed girl age 1 [Séraphine], 0 slaves, 19 (or 10)[sic] cattle, 1 horse, 12 arpents without title; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773, called Paul THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Paul TIBODAU, with unnamed wife [Rosalie], 4 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 30 cattle, 7 horses & mules, 30 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Paul THIBODAUT, age 48[sic], head of family number 19, with wife Rosalie age 33, sons Paul-André [Hippolyte dit Paul?] age 10, Izaac age 8, Vital age 4, daughters Élise age 1, & Séraphie age 6, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 10 horses, 40 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Paul THIBAUDOT, with 9 unnamed individuals, 80 animals, & 22 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Paul THIBAUDOT, with 10 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; in Opelousas census, 1788, Carancro, called Paul THIBAUDOT, with 10 arpents; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Pablo TRIBODO; died "at this place at LaPointe" 9 Sep 1805, age 76[sic], buried next day
Pierre THIBODEAUX 50 1765 Atk?, Op born 22 Dec 1724, baptized next day, Annapolis Royal; son of Pierre THIBODEAUX le jeune & Anne-Marie AUCOIN; married, age 26, Françoise, daughter of Étienne SONNIER & his first wife Jeanne COMEAUX of Petitcoudiac, c1751, Acadia; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Pier TIBAUDO, with unnamed wife & 3 unnamed children; arrived LA 1765, age 41; in Opelousas census, 1766, COURTABLEAU's Company militia, called Pedro THIBAUDEAU, with 1 unnamed woman [wife Françoise] & 2 unnamed girls in his household; among 11 Acadians of Opelousas District who petitioned Spanish Gov. ULLOA, 13 Mar 1768, requesting government assistance (oxen & plows) to grow wheat in the district, called Pierre THIBAUDOT; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 48, with unnamed wife [Françoise] age 40, Joseph SONNIER [probably brother-in-law] age 16, 4 unnamed daughters, ages 11 [Anne-Marie], 8 [Adélaïde], 4 [Susanne], & 2 [Céleste], 0 slaves, 9 cattle, 4 horses, 6 arpents without title; in Opelousas census, 1774, called Piere TIBODAU, with 6 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 4 horses & mules, 40 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Pierre THIBODAUT, age 52, head of family number 120, with wife Françoise age 46, sons Cyril age 5, Pierre age 2, daughters Adélaïde age 16, Suzanne age 9, Céleste age 6, 0 slaves, 80 cattle, 7 horses, 25 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Pre THIBAUDOT, with 5 unnamed free individuals, 2 male slaves, 1 female slave; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Pr. THIBAUDO, with 3 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Françoise], 3 slaves, 80 cattle, 25 horses, 10 arpents; died [buried] Opelousas, Wednesday, 23 Jul 1790, age 66; succession record dated 23 Jun[sic] 1790, Opelousas
Pierre THIBODEAUX 51 1765 StJ arrived LA 1765; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Pedro THIBODO, with 1 unnamed girl in his household
Pierre-Charles THIBODEAUX 52 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born 2 Jul 1764, le Moissays, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; called Charles; son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY; brother of Hélène, twin Jeanne-Tarsille, Marguerite-Josèphe, & Marie-Victoire; at Pleurtuit 1764-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 20, no occupation listed; married, age 24, Madeleine-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON, 10 Oct 1788, probably Bayou des Écores; moved to Baton Rouge District; died [buried] Baton Rouge 19 May 1827, age 64[sic]
Rosalie/Rose THIBODEAUX 53 1765 NO, StJ born Pointe Beauséjour, Chignecto; married (1)Claude RICHARD; arrived LA 1765; married (2)Jacques, fils, son of Jacques LACHAUSSÉE & Marie-Thérèse LESSARD of Ste.-Anne, Côte-de-Beaupré, Canada, 27 Jan 1766, New Orleans; died by Feb 1768, when her husband remarried at Cabanocé
Théodore THIBODEAUX 54 Feb 1765 Atk born c1764, probably Halifax; son of Olivier THIBODEAUX & his first wife Madeleine BROUSSARD; brother of Marguerite-Anne & Marie; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 1, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of La Manque, unnamed, probably one of the 2 boys in the household of Olivier THIBODAU; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 10[sic], with father, stepmother, & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1777[sic], age 15, with father, stepmother, & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 18, Marie-Louise, daughter of Sylvain SONNIER & Madeleine BOURG, 2 Jul 1782, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1785, called There. THIBAUDOT, with 3 free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Theodoro TRIBODO; in succession record of his stepmother, dated 23 Aug 1808
Théotiste dite Sally THIBODEAUX 55 1765 StJ, Atk born c1740, probably Petitcoudiac; daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX; sister of Anne dite Nanette, Jean-Anselme, Marie, & Marie-Louise; married (1)Bonaventure GODIN; arrived LA 1765, age 25; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Théotiste THIBODAU widow GODIN, age 26, with family of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & her daughter [Marie-Anne-]Barbe [GODIN] age 5; married, age 29, (2)Firmin, son of Alexandre LANDRY & Marie-Marguerite BLANCHARD of Pigiguit, & widower of Élisabeth-Françoise THIBODEAUX, c1769, St.-Jacques or Attakapas; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1771, no age given, with husband & stepchildren; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 33[sic], with husband, stepchildren, & children, including daughter Barbe GAUDIN age 18, as well as orphan Marie-Louise THIBAUDOT age 14; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 6 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 7 unnamed others

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Adélaïde THIBODEAU.  

02.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Amand THIBODEAU frère [of Olivier], & lists him with his brother's family; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2597, the LA section, calls him Amand THIBODEAUX, says he was born in 1734, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Marie-Françoise, says they were from "Chipoudy," details his marriage, & lists his children as Marguerite, born in 1766, Isaac in c1768, Constance in 1772, Gertrude in c1773, Jean-Baptiste in 1774, Amand in 1775, Anne in 1780, Isabelle in 1782, Benjamin in 1784, Placide in 1788, & Louise in 1791, but gives no birthplaces; NOAR, 2:31, 261 (SLC, B5185 & M2, 15), his marriage record, calls him Amand THIBEAUDAU, "Acadian, native of Lachipoditte, Notre Dame des Neiges Parish in Acadia, Diocese of Québec," calls his wife Gertrude BOURGUE, "native of Isle St. Jean, Dependency of Louisbourg," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Marie COMMEAU, says that both his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:96, 743 (NO Ch.: v.1765), a copy of his marriage record, calls him Pierre-Amand/Amand THIBODEAUX "of La Chipoudy, Acadie," calls his wife Gertrude BOURQUE "of Isle St.-Jean, Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, calls her father Jacques, but give no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:908 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1189), his death/burial record, calls him Amand THIBODEAUX, "native of Acadie," says he "died ... at age about 87 years at his home at La pointe," that he was buried "in the parish cemetery," that Valéry MARTIN [a son-in-law] signed the burial record, but does not give Amand's parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies., J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 125, 280; De Ville, Attakapas Census, 1771, 13; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 8.   

The baptismal record of daughter Anne, dated 28 Apr 1780, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:745 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.34), calls him Pierre Amand. 

His estimated birth year is based on ages given not in his burial record but in the Attakapas censuses of 1771 & 1777, which agree with Arsenault. 

Despite what Arsenault, Généalogie, 2597, says, Amand was a younger brother of Olivier THIBODEAUX, who also came to LA with the BROUSSARD party in Feb 1765. 

Note that Amand's family is listed in the British report at Halifax in Aug 1763 next to the family of his future wife Gertrude's, so they probably met in the Halifax prison.  See Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249.  Amand & Gertrude were married only 2 days after the BROUSSARD party reached New Orleans.  The editors of the sacramental records of the Archdiocese of New Orleans note in NOAR, 2:xix:  "The first identified Acadians to appear in this volume [number 2, covering the years 1751-71] were Amand THIBEAUDAU and Gertrude BOURGUE who were married at St. Louis Church on February 27, 1765."  They were therefore the first Acadian couple to be married in LA.  The marriage at New Orleans may have been a blessing of a union that already existed. 

I am proud to note that Amand & Gertrude, the first Acadians married in LA, are my paternal ancestors.  He was 31, & she was 15, on their wedding day. 

03.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him André-Paul THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:743-44 (SM Ch.: Slave Baptism Register, v.1, p.2, #5), his birth/baptismal record, calls him André-Paul THIBODEAUX, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were André MASSE & Félicité GUILBAUD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:743 (SM Ch.: Bapt. v.1, p.10), his death/burial record, calls him André-Paul THIBODEAUX, gives his parents' names, his birth & baptismal dates, says his godparents were André MASSÉ & Félicité GUILLEBAUT, & that he died 7 Sep 1765.

Despite the circumstances of his birth, Wall of Names says that he was alive when his family reached LA.  Was he the victim of the epidemic of 1765, or did he die from complications of his birth? 

If André-Paul died in Sep 1765, who was the 10-year-old son named Paul-André counted in the 1777 census at Attakapas?  See De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 9.  There is no baptismal record for a son of Paul THIBODEAUX & Rosalie GUILBEAU by that name in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A.  Paul-André would have been born in c1767, 2 years after his parents reached the colony. 

04.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Anne Nanette THIBODEAU; BRDR, 2:261, 693 (PCP-2, pt. 2, 139a), her marriage record, calls her Anne THIBAUDOT, calls her husband Pierre DUGAS, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Augustin GREVENBERG & Gerald de VERBOIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:278, 744 (SM Ch.: v.1, p. 27), another record of her marriage, calls her Anne THIBAUDOT, calls her husband Pierre DUGA, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BORDA, ____ de VERBOIS, _____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, _____ DURIEN, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:278, 745 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.19), yet another record of her marriage, calls her Anne THIBAUDOT "of Attakapas," calls her husband Pierre DUGA "of Attakapas," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEU, & Joseph LANDRY, & was recorded by Fr. IRENÉE "of Pointe Coupée"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:908-09 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1139), her death/burial record, calls her Anne THIBODEAUX, "native of Acadie, spouse of Pierre DUGAS, inhabitant 'au point de la Butte' (at the bridge at la Butte)," says she died "at age about 60 years at her home," that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," that her burial record was signed by Francois BRAU & Marin MARTIN, but does not give her parents' names. 

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because, even though Attakapas had a parish of its own since 1765, it did not always have a resident priest, especially in the late 1760s & early 1770s, so the Pointe Coupée priest acted as a missionary to the prairie settlements until they had their own priests.   

05.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Anne THIBODEAUX, & lists her with Paul THIBODEAU & his family; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, her marriage record, calls her Anne THIBODO, calls her husband François SAVOY, does not mention his first & second wives, & gives no witnesses to her marriage. 

According to White, DGFA-1, 1522-23, Paul THIBODEAU was not her brother.  Was she his niece then?  A cousin?  Wall of Names does not say.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2589, says that her parents were Paul THIBODEAUX & Marguerite TRAHAN of Pigiguit, which would make her the sister of Pierre of Opelousas.  So why did she not come to LA with him? 

06.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Anne-Marie THIBODEAU veuve Timothée GUÉNARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:328, 745 (LSAR: Opel: 1786), the record of her third marriage, calls her Anne-Marie THIBAUDOT, "wid. of François RICARD," calls her husband Joseph FRANCOEUR "from Montréal, Canada," gives her & his parents' names, but gives no witnesses to her marriage.  See also White, DGFA-1, 1521; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 90, 96; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 19.

Her second husband, François-Marie RIVARD, died at Opelousas on 1 Jul 1780 "at age 61 yrs." & was buried the same day.  The witness to his burial was "Mr. GUÉNARD, 'son beau fils,' [his stepson or his son-in-law]."  This was Joseph GUÉNARD from Anne-Marie's first marriage, so the witness was François-Marie's stepson, not a son-in-law.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:674 (Opel. Ch.: Folio OA, p.8). 

FRANCOEUR was her third husband's family's dit, not their surname.  See White, p. 1521. 

When did she die?  Where? 

07.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Anne-Marie THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:179, 753 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p. 25), the record of her second marriage, dated 21 Jul 1789, calls her Marie THIBODAUX, "widow of Angel BOURG," calls her husband Basile CHIASSON, "widower of Monique COMOT," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BOURQUE, Pierre-Cyrille THIBODO, & Thomas BRIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:179, 745 (LSAR: Opel: 1789), another record of her second marriage, dated 20 Jul 1789, calls her Anne-Marie THIBAUDOT, "wid. of Gang BOURG," calls her husband Basil CHIASSON, "wid. of Monique COMAU," gives her & his parents' names, gives no witnesses to her marriage, & notes "This is not an original but only a typed copy" of the marriage record; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:179, 745 (LSU-E: Opel.: 1789), yet another record of her second marriage, dated 21 Jul 1789, calls her Anne-Marie THIBAUDOT, "veuve de (widow of) Lange BOURG, native de la meme paroisse,'" calls her husband Basile CHIASSON, "'natif de la paroisse de Beau Sejour, Acadie (native of Beau Sejour in Acadie) veuf de Monique COMAU," gives her & his parents' names, but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:700 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.61), her death/burial record, calls her Marie THIBODEAUX, "spouse of Basile CHIASSON," says she was buried "at age 43 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names. 

Beauséjour was at Chignecto. 

08.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Baptiste THIBODEAU, & lists him singly.  

What happened to him in LA?

09.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Blais THIBODAU, & lists him with his wife, 3 children, & a nephew; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 169, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 he & his wife, age 30, survived the crossing, but they lost all 4 of their children at sea--sons Firman, age 5, Charles, age 2, & Jean-Baptiste, age 1, & daughter Marie, age 4--& that Mathurin HÉBERT, son of Étienne, age 16, probably an orphan, also traveled with them & died probably at St.-Malo 27 Feb 1759, a little over a month after they reached France; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 753-55, Family No. 881, calls him Blaise THIBODAUX, says he was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he married c1752 but gives no place of marriage, says his wife also was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, does not give his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal or death/burial records of son Firmin, born c1753 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, daughter Marie, born c1754 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, son Charles-Isaac, born 9 Nov 1756, baptized 2 Oct 1757, St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, godson of Joseph LEBLANC & Marie-Rosalie DAIGLE, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, son Jean-Baptiste, born 15 Jan 1758, baptized 6 Apr 1758, St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, godson of Jean-Baptiste DAIGLE & Marie-Madeleine OUDY, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, son Firmin-Charles, born 20 Apr 1760, Mordreux, France, baptized 20 Apr 1760, Pleudihen, France, godson of Paul DAIGLE & Marie DAIGLE, daughter Marie-Marguerite, born 4 Sep 1761, Mordreux, baptized 5 Sep 1761, Pleudihen, goddaughter of Jean DAIGLE & Madeleine THIBODAUX, died age "about 2" 24 July 1763, Mordreux, buried 25 Jul 1763, Pleudihen, daughter Olive-Félicité, born 24 Jul 1763, Mordreux, baptized 24 Jul 1763, Pleudihen, goddaughter of Olivier BARILLOT & Félicité DAIGLE, died age 5 19 Jul 1768, Mordreux, buried 20 Jul 1768, Pleudihen, daughter Jeanne-Antoinette, born 30 Dec 1764, Mordreux, baptized 30 Dec 1764, Pleudihen, goddaughter of Honoré TÉRRIOT & Madeleine GAUTROT, died 8 Sep 1766, Mordreux, buried 9 Sep 1766, Pleudihen, son Francois-Jean, born 20 Oct 1767, Mordreux, baptized 20 Oct 1767, Pleudihen, godson of Francois BOURG & Anne THIBODAUX, his aunt, son Joseph-Marie, born 13 Apr 1769, La Ville de la Villeger, baptized 14 Apr 1769, Pleudihen, godson of Joseph AUCOIN & Marie TÉRRIOT, & daughter Élizabeth-Jeanne, born 19 Nov 1770, La Ville de la Villeger, baptized 19 Nov 1770, Pleudihen, goddaughter of Jean BOURG & Élizabeth BROUSSARD, says he & his wife disembarked at St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759 from one of the Five Ships, & the family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159, Family No. 286, calls him Blaise THIBODEAUX, says he was born in c1725 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he was a carpenter, says he married in c1757 but gives no place of marriage, does not give his wife's parents' names, says his wife also was born in c1725 but gives no birthplace, includes the death/burial record of daughter Jeanne, died age 14 & buried 23 Jun 1778, St.-Pierre, Réze, & birth/baptismal record of son Firmin, born 20 Apr 1760, Pleudihen, later resident of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Blais THIBODAU, charpentier, age 62, on the embarkation list, & Bliase THIBODEAUX, carpenter, age 62, on the complete listing, says he was in the 36th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife, 3 children, & a nephew, details his marriage, including his parents' names but not his wife's parents' names, & says they married in c1752 but gives no place of marriage.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44.  

Due to so many variations in his age given in primary sources, I use the earliest source here, the ship's list from 1758-59, to calculate his estimated birth year.  

10.  Wall of Names, 22, calls her Catherine THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:746 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #34), her death/burial record, calls her Catherine THIBODEAUX, "wife of Simon LEBLANC," gives her burial but not her death date, & does not give her parents' names; Southwest LA Records, 1-A:746 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.15), another death/burial record, calls her Catherine THIBODEAUX, "wid. of Simon LEBLANC," gives her burial but not her death date, & does not give her parents' names. 

How was she kin to the other THIBODEAUXs in the BROUSSARD party?

11.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Charles THIBODEAU 2, & lists him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2598, says he was probablement son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX & says he married in c1768; BRDR, 4:526 (SMI-8, 38), his death/burial record, calls him Charles THIBODEAUX, "age 83, widower Marie LANDRY," but does not give his parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 119, 124.

Charles and his wife Marie's parents' names are from the baptismal record of son Joseph-Louis, dated 8 Sep 1796, in BRDR, 2:695 (SJA-3, 143). 

Were the Charles THIBODEAUXs at Attakapas & Cabanocé in 1766 the same man or two different fellows?  Wall of Names, by listing only 2 Charles THIBODEAUXs, one who came to LA in 1765 & the other in Dec 1785, seems to be saying that the 1765 Charles THIBODEAUXs were one & the same.  The census at Cabanocé was taken on Apr 8, the one at Attakapas on Apr 25.  That would call for some vigorous paddling thru the Atchafalaya Basin. 

If Charles & Marie were married in c1768, as Arsenault says, why were they not recorded in the Spanish list of marriages for Cabanocé in 1766-68?  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171-72; Voorhies, J., pp. 424-25.  Nor is a marriage record for this couple found in BRDR, volume 2.  Where did Arsenault get his marriage date?

12.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Charles THIBODEAU; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 173, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & his wife, age 30, survived, but both of their children--daughters Hélène, age 7, & Anastasie, age 4--died at sea.

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?

13.  Wall of Names, 23 (pl. 5R), calls her Isabelle THIBODEAU, & lists her with a husband & daughter.  

Wall of Names lists her as the wife of Charles PELLERIN with a daughter, Marie, hence the supposition that the 10-year-old girl with her & her second husband at Attakapas in 1771 was her daughter from the first marriage.  See also De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 14.

Élisabeth/Isabelle's birth year is calculated from the age given in the Attakapas census of 1777, not the census of 1771. 

14.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Élisabeth THIBODEAU veuve Cosme BRASSEUR; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2437; White, DGFA-1, 1520; BRDR, 1a(rev.):40, 189 (SGA-2, 185), her marriage record, calls her Élisabet TIBAUDAUX, "age ca 20," calls her husband Cosme BRASSEAUX, "age ca 26," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of the parish of l'Assomption de la trés Ste Vierge de Beaubassin," that her & his fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, that the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre LEBLANC, who signed the marriage document, Jean THIBAUDEAUD, who signed, Jacques TERRIOT, who signed, & Pierre LANDRY, who signed, & that the groom & bride made their marks on the document. See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 151; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433.  

First quote from the brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville.  

Jobb, The Cajuns, 199, says that while in MD she "boldly petitioned a Maryland justice of the peace for passage to Louisiana."  It worked.  Jobb says that her husband Cosme died "sometime before 1763, leaving his widow to do anything she could--'from begging door-to-door to prostitution,' he [Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux] suspects--to support her young children."  Dr. Brasseaux is a direct descendant of Cosme BRASSEAUX & Élisabeth THIBODEAUX.  Jobb, p. 199, also provides the quote about the approximate year of her death.  

15.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Élizabet THIBODAU veuve BOURBON, & lists her with the family of Jean THIBODAU; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 123, Family No. 153, calls her Élizabeth THIBODAUX, says she was born in c1740 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, says she was cousin of Alexis THIBODAUX, calls her husband Jacques BOURBON, says he was born in c1725 at Caen, does not give his parents' names, says they married in c1763 but gives no place of marriage, & that, as his wife, they "disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée, & that they resided at St.-Servan from 1763-64, St.-Enogat from 1765-66, St.-Servan in 1767, & St.-Énogat from 1768-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 27-28, Family No. 50, calls her Élizabeth THIBODAUX, says she was born in c1740 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, calls her husband Jacques BOURBON, says he was born in c1725 at Caen, does not give his parents' names, says they married in c1763 but gives no place of marriage, that he died at age 58 & was buried 26 Feb 1783 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s but mentions no children, & details her voyage to LA in 1785 with the family of Jean THIBODAUX; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Élisabet THIBODAU, veuve BOURBON, age 40, on the embarkation list, & Élizabeth THIBODEAUX, widow BOURBON, age 40, on the complete listing, says she was in the 55th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with the family of Jean THIBODAU/THIBODEAUX, calls her husband Jacques BOURBON but does not gives his parents' names, says they were married in c1763 but gives no place of marriage.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493.

Her birth at Minas is presupposed by her exile to VA, where only Minas Basin Acadians were sent in 1755. 

Was Hélène her middle name?  How was she kin to Jean THIBODEAUX?  Her husband's family was not from greater Acadia, so he must have been a Frenchman who somehow ended up in England during wartime.  Was he a captured privateer, sailor, or soldier?  Did he & Élisabeth have any children?  What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

16.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Firmin THIBODAU, & lists him with his wife & 1 son; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 754, 755, Family No. 881, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Firmin-Charles THIBODAUX, says his godparents were Paul DAIGLE & Marie DAIGLE, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159, Family No. 286, calls him Firmin THIBODAUX, says he was born 20 Apr 1760 in the Parish of Pleudihen, bishopric of Dol, that he was a resident of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay but gives no date, & details his father's family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159-60, Family No. 287, calls him Firmin THIBODAUX, details his birth, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's birth & baptism & her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Firmin-Blaise THIBODAUX, baptized 16 Nov 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Fermin THIBODAU, marin, age 25, on the embarkation list, & Firmin THIBODEAUX, sailor, age 25, on the complete listing, says he was in the 37th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 1 son, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says they were married in 1783 but gives no place of marriage, & that son Firmin-Blaise was baptized in 1783 but gives no place of baptism.  

17.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Firmin-Blais [THIBODAU], & lists him with his parents & no siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159-60, Family No. 287, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Firmin-Blaise THIBODAUX, but does not name his godparents, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Fermin-Blais, son [Fermin THIBODAU's] fils, age 2, on the embarkation list, & Firmin-Blais THIBODEAUX, his [Firmin THIBODEAUX's] son, age 2, on the complete listing, says he was in the 37th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & no siblings, &, calling him Firmin-Blaise, says that he was baptized in 1783 but gives no place of baptism.  

Did he survive the crossing from France?  The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive, unfortunately. 

18.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him François [THIBODAU], & lists him with his parents, 2 siblings, & a cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 755, Family No. 881, his birth/baptismal record, calls him François-Jean THIBODAUX, says his godparents were François BOURG & Anne THIBODAUX, his aunt, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159, Family No. 286, calls him Francois [THIBODAUX], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him François, son [Blais THIBODAU's] fils, journalier, age 18, on the embarkation list, & François THIBODEAUX, a son [of Blaise THIBODEAUX], day laborer, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 36th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents, 2 siblings, & a cousin; BRDR, 2:345, 694 (ASM-2, 20), his marriage record, dated 18 Jul 1796, calls him François TIBODAUX, calls his wife Brigida GUÉRIN, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of St.-Malo, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Luis TOLIENET & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR, 7:485 (ASM-10, 109), his death/burial record, calls him François THIBODAUX, "age 92 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44, 59, 92, 134, 176.

If he & Brigitte were married in Jul 1796, why was he still counted with his brother in the Valenzuéla census of Apr 1797?  The marriage record's date may be wrong.  

He was "only" 82 when he died, not 92, & was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

19.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Françoise THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:659, 748 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.67), her marriage record, calls her Françoise THIBAUDO, calls her husband Fabien RICHARD, gives her & her his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Victor RICHARD, Joseph GRANGÉ, & Joseph CORMIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:659, 748 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), another record of her marriage, calls her Françoise TIBODO, calls her husband Fabien RICHARD, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "parishioners of Opelousas," that the witnesses to her marriage were Victor RICHARD, Joseph GRANGÉ, & Joseph CORMIER, & that the recording priest, Fr. Ange De REVILLA, was "Curé of Ascension"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:912 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.122), her death/burial record, calls her Francoise THIBODEAUX, "wife of Fabien RICHARD, says she was buried "at age about 50 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.

The Ascension priest recorded their marriage because, although Attakapas had a church parish of its own as early as 1765, it did not always have a resident pastor, so priests from Pointe Coupée & Ascension served as missionaries to the prairie settlement from the late 1760s into the early 1780s.  Nearby Opelousas got its own church in  1776, so one wonders why a priest from that parish did not marry them.  Perhaps that remote parish, also, did not have a resident priest in 1779. 

20.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Hélène THIBODEAU; BRDR, 2:694 (PCP-19, 12), her marriage record, calls her Hélène THIBODEAU "of St.-Malo, res. Bayou des écors," calls her husband Jean AUCOIN "of St.-Malo, res. Bayou des écors," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Louis GRISEY, Charles THIBODAU [probably her father], Michel AUCOIN, & François DUGUE. 

She was the second daughter named Hélène.  The first one was born probably at Rivière-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, in c1752 & died in the crossing to France aboard one of the "Five Ships" in 1758-59, along with a younger sister. 

22.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Isabelle [THIBODAU], & lists her with her parents, 2 brothers, & a cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 755, Family No. 881, calls her Élizabeth-Jeanne THIBODAUX, says her godparents were Jean BOURG & Élizabeth BROUSSARD, & that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159, Family No. 286, calls her Élizabeth [THIBODAUX], & details her family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Isabelle, sa [Blais THIBODAU's] fille, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Isabelle THIBODEAUX, his [Blaise THIBODEAUX's] daughter, age 10, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 36th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents, 2 brothers, & a cousin.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44.  

What happened to her in LA after 1788?  

23.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Jacques [THIBODAU], & lists him with his father, stepmother, a sister, & a widowed kinswoman; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 757-58, Family No. 885, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas THIBODAUX, gives his parents' names, says he was godson of Jacques HUERE, his uncle, & Marie-Josèphe THIBODAUX, his aunt, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 160, Family No. 288, calls him Jacques [THIBODAUX], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Jacques, son [Jean THIBODAU's] fils, calfat, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Jacques THIBODEAUX, son [of Jean THIBODEAUX], calker, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 55th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his father, stepmother, a sister, & a widowed kinswoman; BRDR, 2:694, 720 (ASC-2, 25), his marriage record, calls him Santiago-Jacques & Jacques-Santiago THIBODEAUX, calls his wife Adélaïde VINCENT, gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Francisco[sic] HUAIRE, says his parents were "of the Village of Pleudian, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Blas BOUDREAUX & Luis PINET; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:504 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 59), his death/burial record, calls him Jacques THIBODEAUX, "native of St. Malau, France ... age 65 yrs.," & does not give his parents' names or his wife's name; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:504 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1834), his succession record, calls him Jacques THIBODEAUX m. Adélaïde VINCENT, lists his children as Josette Aimée m. Francois TRAHAN, Francois, Joseph Pierre, Eugene Auguste, Nicolas, Leufroy Cyprien, Benjamin Hilaire, d.Marie Pharelie m. Charles BENOIT, & d.Clémence m. Jean Martin LEBLANC, & dates his Inventory on 21 Apr 1834.

24.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean THIBODAU, & lists him with his second wife, 2 children, & a widowed kinswoman; Robichaux, Acadians in St. Malo, 757-58, Family No. 885, calls him Jean THIBODAUX, says he was born in c1742 "in the parish of L'Assomption of Pisiguit in Acadie," gives his parents' names, says he was a seaman, details his first marriage, calls his first wife Françoise HUERE, gives her parents' names, says she was born in c1741 at Pleudihen & that she died at age 40 & was buried 16 Jan 1781 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details his second marriage, gives his second wife's parent's names, says she was born in c1767 "in the parish of Trellieres," includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Jeanne-Nicole-Damase by his first wife, born & baptized 11 Dec 1764, Pleudihen, goddaughter of Nicolas BOUENEL & Jeanne HUERE, her aunt, son Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas by his first wife, born & baptized 10 Sep 1766, Pleudihen, godson of Jacques HUERE, his uncle, & Marie-Josèphe THIBODAUX, his aunt, daughter Francoise-Jeanne by his first wife, born 21 Mar 1769 & baptized next day, Pleudihen, died age 2 on 9 Mar 1771, buried next day, Pleudihen, & daughter Marie-Jacquemine by his first wife, born & baptized 2 Aug 1772, Pleudihen, goddaughter of Jacques HUERE, her uncle, & Marie PRONELLE, says he & his sister Josèphe "disembarked ... at St. Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in St. Malo, 837, record of his first marriage, calls him Jean THIBODEAU, "native of Acadie and resident of this parish [Pleudihen]," gives his parents' names, says they were deceased at the time of the wedding, calls his wife Françoise HEURE, "of this parish," gives her parents' names, says her mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Charle BOURQUE, J. DELAGLENNE EON, Jean METRA, Jan MARIE, & Thomas HINET, all of whom signed; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 160, Family No. 288, calls him Jean THIBODAUX, says he was born in c1742 "in the Parish of L'Assumption of Pisiguit in Acadie," gives his parents' names, says he was a sailor, details his first marriage, calls his first wife Françoise HUERT but does not give her parents' names, says she was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, that she died at age 40 & was buried on 16 Jan 1781 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details his second marriage, gives his second wife's parents' names, says she was born in c1767 "in the Parish of Trellières," & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Jean THIBODAU, marin, age 37, on the embarkation list, & Jean THIBODEAUX, sailor, age 37, on the complete listing, says he was in the 55th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his second wife, 2 children, & a widowed kinswoman, details his second marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says he & his second wife were married in 1785 but gives no place of marriage, & that Jacques BOURBON married Élizabeth THIBODAUX in c1763 but gives no place of marriage.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 29, 52, 161.  

Robichaux's study of the Acadians in France, cited above, says that Pierre was born at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, & the record of his first marriage calls him "native of Acadie," so there is no doubt that he was Acadian.  However, I have not found Pierre's parents in either White, DGFA-1, or Arsenault, Généalogie, so I have not yet established his kinship with the other THIBODEAUXs in LA.  How was he kin to Élisabeth THIBODEAUX, widow of Jacques BOURBON, who traveled with him & his family to LA in 1785?  Were they siblings?  

Son Jacques's marriage record, dated 16 Nov 1789, in BRDR, 2:694 (ASC-2, 25), calls his mother Francisco, that is Françoise, HUAIRE of the Village of Pleudihen, France.  Daughter Marie's marriage record, dated 3 Sep 1793, in BRDR, 2:696 (ASM-2, 3), calls her mother Francisca, that is Françoise, HÉBERT, decd. of the Parish of Pledien, Britany, France.  I have not found the name HUAIRE/HUERE/HUERT in either Arsenault or White.  White, DGFA-1, 853, lists a Sr. Gilles HEURE, maître boulanger du fort Louis à Plaisance, Newfoundland, but lists no Guillaume or Françoise as a descendant.  A family named HUARD is in the Restigouche section of Arsenault, Généalogie, 1659-60, but none were named Guillaume or Françoise.  Families named HÉRAUT & HÉRIART lived at Plaisance, Newfoundland, but none of them were named Guillaume or Françoise.  See Arsenault, p. 1691.  A HIRIARD family lived on Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island, but none were named Guillaume or Françoise.  See Arsenault, p. 1885.  A family named HOUART/HOUARET is in Arsenault's Bordeaux section, but, again, none are named Guillaume or Françoise.  See p. 2303.  I am convinced she was not an Acadian but a French girl from Pleudihen, which is near St.-Malo, whom Jean married soon after he came to France from England.  Note that their marriage record says she was "of this parish," which means she probably was born there. 

His second wife was young enough to be his daughter. 

Jean witnessed his younger sister Marie-Josèphe's second marriage, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, in Apr 1785.  Her family was the next one up from his on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi.  A witness to his first marriage, Jean METRA, was a kinsman of his sister's first husband. 

What happened to his daughter Jeanne-Nicole-Damase, who did not go with them to LA?  She was still alive in Dec 1775 & would have been 11 when the family convoyed from Poitou to Nantes.  She would have been 21 in 1785 when the family sailed to LA.  Did she die after they moved to the Nantes area?  Did she marry in France & choose not to go to LA with the rest of her family?  

Notice how much his ages vary in the LA censuses in which he is found.  

He & his second wife had a son, Basile, in LA in c1791 or 1792, who seems to have died young, so his only son in LA who carried on the family line was Jacques, born in France in 1766.  

25.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Jean-Anselme THIBODEAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1576, the Chepoudy/Petitcoudiac section, says that Anselme, son of Charles THIBODEAU & Brigitte BREAU was born in c1739; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2598, the LA section, calls him Jean dit Anselme THIBODEAUX, says he was born in 1758, gives his parents' names, details his marriages, including his wives' parents' names, & lists his children as, from the first marriage, Marguerite, born in 1781, Jean-Baptiste in 1783, & Thomas in 1785 but died in 1797, &, from the second marriage, Pierre-Paul, born in 1795, Domitilde in 1796, Anne in 1798, Louis in 1801, Louise in 1804, Marguerite in 1806, & Scholastique-Tharsile in 1808, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:563, 745-46 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.2, #15), the record of his first marriage, calls him Anselme THIBAUDAU, "native of Acadie," calls his wife Marguerite MELANÇON, "native of Snoyde in New England," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Brognier (DECLOUET), Frimain BRAUD, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:749, 762 (SM Ch.: v.4, #75), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean-Anselm TIBAUDAU, "widr. of Marguerite MELANÇON," calls his wife Anna TRAHAN, gives hers but not his parents' names, says her parents were "de Bretagne in France," & says the witnesses to his marriage were August TRAHAN, Charles DUON, & Jean BRUSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:745, 762 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.14, #11), another record of his second marriage, calls him Anselme THIBODEAU "from Piecaudechac [also Piecoudechac], Acadie," calls his wife Anne TRAHAN "from Belle-isle-en-mer, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Olivier LANDRY, Pierre DUGAS, Louis DAUTILLY Batin, Philippe WISSE, & Francisco CASO Y LUENGO; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:892 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #436), one of his succession records, dated 5 Feb 1822, calls him Anselme THIBODEAUX m. Anne TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:892 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #287), another of his succession records, dated 13 Mar 1822, calls him Anselme THIBODEAUX m. Marie Anne TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:892 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #27), another of his succession records, dated 10 Nov 1823, calls him Anselm THIBODEAUX.  See also De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 13; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 13.

His estimated birth year is not from Arsenault, which is contradictory, but from an average of the ages given in the Attakapas censuses of 1771 & 1777. 

The baptismal record of daughter Domitille, dated 6 Aug 1797, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:747 (SM Ch.: v.4, #913), also calls him Jean-Anselm.   

"Piecaudechac" is Petitcoudiac, also spelled Petitcodiac.  "Snoyde in New England" is Snow Hill, MD, on the Eastern Shore, his first wife's birthplace. 

Why did he wait so long to marry? 

26.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Jean-Baptiste THIBODEAU, & lists him singly.  

27.  Wall of Names, 40, calls him Jean TIBODEAU; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 758-60, Family No. 888, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Baptiste -Pierre THIBODAUX, gives his birthplace & parents' names, says his godparents were Augustin BOUDROT & Anne BARILLOT, & says his family resided at Pleudihen from 1760-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 74-75; BRDR, 2:1, 820 (ASM-2, 99), the record of his second marriage, calls him Juan Bautista THIBODEAUX "of St.-Malo, France, widower of Rosa DE AMOUR," calls his wife Martina HACHÉE (ACHÉE), gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro Santiago GAUBERT & Ambroise HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:505 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #732), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste THIBODEAUX, says he died on 29 Apr 1836 "at age 75 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:505 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1836), his succession inventory record, calls him Jean Baptiste THIBODEAUX, Alias Alequin, m. Martine HACHÉ, says he died on 28 Apr 1836, & lists his children as Judith Pélagie, Élizabeth, Céleste Celema, Élie Pauline, Joseph Treville, Martin, Marcelline m. Pierre CHIASSON, Jean Marie, Pélagie m. Hippolyte RICHARD, Adèle m. Gaspard TOUPS, Marie Azélie Modeste m. Florentin PITRE, Marie m. d.Alexis LEJEUNE, Modeste Clementine m. Jean BOUDRAUX, & d.Éloi m. Marie Elise FORD.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 52, 78, 129, 161.  

Why are his ages in the Lafourche valley censuses so different from the one given on the passenger list of L'Amitié, used here? 

If he & his family went to Lafourche after they reached LA, why weren't they counted in the Valenzuéla census of Jan 1788?  Does the baptismal record of son Joseph, dated 28 Apr 1788, in BRDR, 2:695 (SGA-11, 28, #98), give a clue?  The baptism was at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where, according to Spanish records, no one from L'Amitié chose to go.  The record says that Joseph was born on 24 Dec 1787.  Were they staying with relatives at Manchac in late 1787-early 1788?  Most of the other D'AMOUR/LOUVIEREs in LA at the time were living in the Attakapas District, though two of Marie-Rose's cousins, brothers Charles & Jean-Baptiste LOUVIERE, were living at St.-Jacques & Ascension, which were settlements on the river but not very close to Manchac. 

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre's second wife, born at Nantes or Paimboeuf, France, on the eve of her parents' voyage to LA aboard L'Amitié, was one of the Acadian newborns named after LA Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO in 1785.  One wonders if the 20-year-old Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, who crossed to LA on the same ship, knew her parents.  She was only 19 years old when she married Jean-Baptiste-Pierre & was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors; she died in Lafourche Parish in Jul 1861, in her mid-70s. 

28.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of his birth.  NOAR, 4:297 (SLC, B9, 394), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Martin TIBAUDEAU, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Martin NAVARRO, "intendant, absent," Gilberto LEONARD, & ___; BRDR, 3:407, 822 (ASM-2, 246), his marriage record, calls him Martin THIBODAUX, calls his wife Constancia Ludivina HÉBERT, gives his & her parents' names, says his mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Alexos HÉBERT, Isidoro GUILLOT, & Francisco TUREYRA; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:510 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #798), his death/burial record, calls him Martin THIBODEAUX, says he died "at age 52 yrs.," gives his parents' names, says his father also was deceased, but does not give his wife's name; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:510 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1838), a petition for succession liquidation, calls him Martin THIBODEAUX m. Constance HÉBERT, gives his parents' names, says his father also was deceased, & lists his children as Marie Azélie, Marie Élizabeth, Jean Baptiste Martin, Pauline, Marie Adeline, Joseph Tiburce, & Francois.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 161.

His first name is from the Valenzuéla census of 1791.  He was one of the newborn Acadians whose honorary godfather was Martin NAVARRO, Spanish intendant of LA, who treated the Acadians with respect & dignity & whom the Acadians adored.

29.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Jeanne-Tarsile THIBODEAU; BRDR, 2:593, 687 (PCP-19, 15), her marriage record, calls her Anne TERZIL, calls her husband Jacque PITRE, "an Acadian, res. Bayou des Écors," does not give his or her parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre[-Charles] TIBODEAU [her brother] & Jacque-Jean AUCOIN.   

The priest who recorded the marriage may have confused her middle name with her surname.  The marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores, across the river, never got a church of its own, so priests from Pointe Coupée administered the sacraments there.

Where did she & her husband go after they left Bayou des Écores?  Few Acadians remained there after the devastating hurricanes of 1794, & some families left the settlement even before that date. 

30.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), call him Joseph [THIBODAU], & lists him with his parents, 2 siblings, & a cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 755, Family No. 881, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Marie THIBODAUX, says his godparents were Joseph AUCOIN & Marie TÉRRIOT, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159, Family No. 286, calls him Joseph [THIBODAUX], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls him Joseph, son [Blais THIBODAU's] fils, journalier, age 17, on the embarkation list, & Joseph THIBODEAUX, his [Blaise THIBODEAUX's] son, day laborer, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 36th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents, 2 siblings, & a cousin; BRDR, 2:31, 695 (ASM-2, 12), his marriage record, calls him Josef TIBODAUX, calls his wife Perina ARSEMENT, "widow of Juan-Carlos RICHARD," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:505 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1816), calls him Joseph THIBODEAUX m. Pérrine ARSEMAN, but lists no heirs.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44, 59, 92, 134, 176.

31.  Wall of Names, 25 (pl. 6L), calls him Louis THIBODEAU, & lists him singly.  I have found him in no other source. 

According to an area church record, a Joseph THIBODEAUX, age unrecorded, died at Attakapas on 4 Sep 1765 & was buried the next day.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:750 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #20).  Wall of Names lists only 1 Joseph THIBODEAUX in its index, a son of Blaise THIBODEAUX who came to LA from France in 1785.  Wall of Names lists no Joseph THIBODEAUX with the pre-1785 arrivals.  See pp. 25, 36, pls. 6L, 9L.  That a THIBODEAUX at Attakapas in Sep 1765 would not be an Acadian is out of the question.  Perhaps the Joseph THIBODEAUX who died at Attakapas in Sep 1765 is the Louis THIBODEAUX listed in Wall of Names

However, a careful examination of the burial record cited above presents two complications.  On the same day--4 Sep 1765--a Joseph BROUSSARD died at Attakapas & was buried the next day "'au dernier camp enbas' (at the last camp or burial place on the lower section)," according Fr. Jean-François de CIVRAY "curé of the New Acadia."  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:134 (SM Ch.: Slave Register-Funerals: v.1, #20).  (This was not Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, who died in late Oct.)  Was the death of these 2 Josephs--BROUSSARD & THIBODEAUX--on the same day a sad coincidence, or were these Josephs the same man & Fr. Jean-François mixed up the surnames in his burial register?  But, wait, there is another complication:  Marguerite THIBODEAUX, wife of expedition leader Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, also died at Attakapas on 4 Sep 1765, was buried the next day, & her funeral was recorded by Fr. Jean-François on 7 Sep.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:752 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #20).  Look very closely at the so-called Slave Funeral Register vol. 1 kept by Fr. Jean-François (why it is called the Slave Funeral Register is another story).  Note that the burial record of Joseph BROUSSARD, Joseph THIBODEAUX, & Marguerite THIBODEAUX all are ... #20!  Close examination of Fr. Jean-François's Slave Funeral Register shows that each burial he recorded therein was given a separate number.  See, for instance, the 5 BERGERON burials recorded from 30 Aug thru 2 Nov 1765 in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:52-53 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #17, #28, #30, #32, & #35).  One can see why the editors of Wall of Names chose not to include both Joseph BROUSSARD & Joseph THIBODEAUX on their list of Acadian immigrants:  there is the possibility that on 7 Sep 1765, Fr. Jean-François included 2 non-persons in his funeral register when he recorded the burial of Marguerite THIBODEAUX. 

The question still remains, however:  Who was immigrant Louis THIBODEAUX?  When did he come to LA?  Where did he settle?

32.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Louise THIBODEAU.  See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.

Why were she & daughter Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX not counted in the Attakapas census of 1766?  Marie-Josèphe, only 10 months old when she came to LA in Feb 1765, survived childhood, remained at Attakapas, & married into the DUHON family there.  What happened to her mother Louise?  Was she an unrecorded victim of the epidemic that devastated the Teche Valley Acadians in 1765?

33.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Madeleine THIBODEAU, & lists her singly.  

34.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2614, says she died on 7 Sep 1765; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:752 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v. 1, #20), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAUX, "wife of Alexandre BROUSSARD," says she died 4 Sep 1765 & was buried next day "in the cemetery in the lower section," that her funeral was recorded on 7 Sep, but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:752-53 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.12), another death/burial record, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAUX, "wid. Alexandre BROUSSARD," gives the same death, burial, & recording dates as the other burial record, & also does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

35.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAU.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437.

Evidence that she was Charles TRAHAN's second wife can be found in his daughter Brigitte's first marriage record, dated 2 May 1776, in BRDR, 2:703 (ASC-1, 133), which calls the bride's parents Charles [TRAHAN] & Brigita LANDRY.

Marguerite was pregnant on the voyage from Port-Tobacco, MD, to New Orleans & gave birth to daughter Marie-Madeleine on 4 Jun 1768 at either New Orleans or at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, which the BREAU party had reached in Mar.  The baby was baptized at New Orleans a week after her birth, so Marguerite & her family may have remained at New Orleans, unless a New Orleans priest accompanied the BREAU party to Natchez.  After Spanish General Alejandro O'REILLY released the Acadians from Natchez in early 1769, we find daughter Brigitte as a 12-year-old orphan in the household of Vincent LANDRY at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques in Sep.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176.  Does that mean that Marguerite & husband Charles were dead by then?  Did Marguerite survive the birth of her daughter? 

36.  Wall of Names, 40, calls her Margueritte THIBAUDEAU; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 74-75; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:507 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.62), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAUX m. d.Étienne BOUDREAUX, says she died "at age 94 yrs.," but does not give her parents names; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:507 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1831), her succession inventory record, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAUX m. d.Étienne BOUDRAUX, & lists her heirs, "probably children."

37.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAU; BRDR, 2:206, 696 (PCP-19, 18), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite THIBODEAU, "res. Bayou des écors," calls her husband Nicolas COURTOIS, "res. Bayou des écors," gives her & his parents' names, says nothing of his first wife, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre THIBODEAU & Joseph BOURG. 

Nicolas was from St-Malo & was married first to Charlotte-Marie, daughter of Acadian Jean-Baptiste PITRE, at New Orleans in Dec 1785, soon after they reached the colony on the same ship, La Ville d'Archangel.  See NOAR, 4:316 (SLC, M5, 43).  Marguerite-Josèphe must have known him from the crossing.  Bayou des Écores did not have a church of its own, SO the priest from Pointe Coupée administered the sacraments there. 

Did Marguerite & Nicolas remain at Bayou des Écores?  Most settlers did not, especially after the devastating hurricanes of 1794.  After they left, where did they go? 

38.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:752 (SM Ch.: Slave Baptism Register v.1, p.1, #1), her birth/baptism/death/burial record, calls her Marguerite-Anne THIBODEAUX, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were René TRAHAN & Marie THIBAUDAUT, notes "child died on 16 May 1765," & that Mr. MASSÉ witnessed the burial; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:753 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.5), another birth/baptism/death/burial record, calls her Margueritte-Anne THIBODEAUX, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were René TRAHAN & Marie THIBAUDEAU, mentions a ____ MOSSE [MASSÉ], gives the same birth, baptismal, & death dates as the other record, & is signed by Fr. Jean FRANÇOIS, "'capuchin missionaire apostolique Curé de la nouvelle Acadie' (a Capuchin priest, missionary apostolic and pastor of the new Acadia)." 

Although she was born a few weeks after her parents reached LA, she was in utero at the time of her mother's arrival in the colony in late Feb.  Marguerite-Anne was one of the first Acadian children born at Attakapas to the Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party, which arrived there only a couple of weeks before her birth.  Her mother died the same day she did, probably from complications of childbirth.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:140 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #2; SM Ch.: v.1, p.6).  As the St. Martinville church Slave Baptism Register shows, the baby's burial was recorded ahead of the mother's. 

39.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:699 (SM Ch.: v.4, #605), her death/burial record, calls her Marie THIBODEAUX "(or Mrs. Olivier THIBODEAUX)[sic], the wid. SEYMER, of La Grande Pointe," says she died "at her residence" & was buried the next day "at age 70 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names or mention her first husband.  

For her possible fate during Le Grand Dérangement, see the footnote to her first husband's profile.  The clue is her daughter Marie-Anne SURRETTE's baptismal record, dated 4 Mar 1765, in NOAR, 2:259 (SLC, B5, 84), which says the girl was born "in Chipute, England."  Most, if not all, of the Acadians in England during Le Grand Dérangement were the ones who were exiled from Minas to VA in the autumn of 1755 & whom VA authorities shipped to England the following spring.  

The succession record of her second husband, Jean-Baptiste SEMER, dated Nov 1809, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:653 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #49), says that "Mary SURETTE, a half sister to the mother [Marie THIBODEAUX?] is a daughter of Pierre SURETTE & Marie THIBODEAUX."  This is confusing.  Mary SURETTE was Marie's daughter by her first marriage, not her half-sister.

40.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:720, 753 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.67), her marriage record, calls her Marie THIBAUDAU, calls her husband Joseph SONIER, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Silvain SONIER, Joseph GRANGER, & Aman THIBAUDAU [her paternal uncle]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:720, 753 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), another record of her marriage, calls her Marie TIBODO, calls her husband Joseph SONNIER, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "Parishioners of this parish of Atakapas," his were "Parishioners of Opelousas," that the witnesses to her marriage were Silvein SONNIER, Joseph GRANGÉ, & Aman TIBODO, & that the recording priest, Fr. Ange De REVILLA, was "Curé of LaFourche"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:915 (SM Ch.: v.4, #961), her death/burial record, calls her Marie THIBODEAUX, "spouse of Joseph SAUNIER, inhabitant at La Butte," says she died "at age 51 years at her home," & that she was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:914 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#213), her succession record, calls her Marie THIBODEAUX m. Joseph SONNIER. 

The priest from Ascension (the same place as Lafourche) recorded their marriage because, although Attakapas had a church parish of its own as early as 1765, it did not always have a resident pastor, so priests from Pointe Coupée & Ascension served as missionaries to the prairie settlements from the late 1760s into the early 1780s.  Nearby Opelousas got its own church in  1776, so one wonders why a priest from that parish did not marry them.  Perhaps that remote parish, also, did not have a resident priest in 1779. 

41.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie TIBODAU, & lists her with her second husband & 2 sons, Nicolas & Joseph METRA; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 758, Family No. 885, calls her Josèphe THIBODAUX, his [Jean THIBODAUX's] sister, & says she & her brother "disembarked ... at St. Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée, & that her brother's family, probably including her, resided at Pleudihen from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 77, Family No. 151, calls her Marie THIBODAUX, says she was born in c1735 "in the parish of L'Assomption in Acadie," which was Pigiguit, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, calls her first husband Nicolas METRA, says he was born in c1732 in Bernin, diocese of Metz in Lorraine, gives his parents' names, says he was "retired Sargeant of the Company of La Croix, Regiment of Guyonne," includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of daughter Marie-Modeste METRA, baptized 28 Oct 1774, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, goddaughter of Jean METRA, paternal uncle, & Hélène THIBODAUX, first cousin of the mother, died age 2 mos., 8 days, & buried 8 Jan 1775, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, & says the family was residing "in the parish of St.-Similien in Nantes by 1 Apr 1778; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 213, the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie TIBEAUDEAU, gives her & her husband's parents' names, calls her first husband Nicolas METRAS, says she was "native of the parish of L'Assomption in Accadie and resident of this parish [St.-Martin-de-Chantenay] for several years," that both of her parents were deceased at the time of the marriage, that her second husband was a sailor & native of "the parish of Saint Servant,  diocese of Saint Malo and resident of this parish for many years," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre HENRY, father of the groom, Jean TIBEAUDEAU, brother of the bride, Jean METRA/METRAS, brother-in-law of the bride, who signed, Pierre LAMBERT, nephew of the bride, Francois BAUDELOCHE, Joseph HÉBERT, who signed, Ollivier TRAHAN, cousin of the groom, "and several others, all of this parish"; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 97, Family No. 179, calls her Marie THIBODAUX, says she was born in c1753 "in the Parish of L'Assomption of Acadie," which was Pigiguit, gives her parents' names & her first husband's name, details her second marriage, including her second husband's parents' names, says her second husband was a seaman, that at the time of her marriage she was "resident of the Parish of Saint-Martin of Chantenay since several years," that her second husband also was "resident of the Parish of Saint-Martin of Chantenay since many years," & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Marie THIBAU, sa [Joseph-Philipe HENRY's] femme, age 32, on the embarkation list, & Marie THIBODEAUX, his [Joseph-Philipe HENRY's] wife, age 32, on the complete listing, says she was in the 54th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her second husband & 2 sons, Nicolas METRA, age 3, & Joseph METRA, a nursling, details her second marriage, including her & her second husband's parents' names & her first husband's name, spelled METRA, & says she & her second husband were married in 1785 but gives no place of marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:509 (Thib.Ch.:  Fun. Bk., v.1, #793), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Josèphe THIBODEAUX m. Joseph Philippe HENRY, says she was born on 15 Jan 1747 but gives no birthplace, does not give her age at the time of her death, & does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 29, 161.  

Why did the passenger list for Le St.-Rémi & the LA censuses in which she is found miss her age by so much, at least in light of the birth date found in her burial record?  Was the birth date given to the Thibodauxville priest in Oct 1837 inaccurate?  How did her survivors know her exact birth date?  Note the widely varying estimated birth years for her in Robichaux's studies of the Acadians at Châtellerault & Nantes, cited above. 

Her first husband's name also can be found in the marriage record of son Nicolas, dated 30 Apr 1804, in BRDR, 3:630 (ASM-2, 92), which calls his father Nicolas METRA of Chantenais, France, his mother Maria Josepha TIBODAUX, & his wife Susana BERGERON of St. James, daughter of Genaro [BERGERON] & Margarita LEBLANC.  The Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791 spell Marie's sons' surnames METRATS & MAITRA respectively.  As the baptismal records in BRDR, 3:630, reveal, Nicolas & Susanne had many children on upper Bayou Lafourche, including sons, yet there were no METRAs in LA military units during the War Between the States.  This is not the same family as MAITRE, Swiss Immigrants who came to LA in the mid-1800s.  See Hébert., D., Southwest LA Records, 5:376. 

Her older brother Jean, who witnessed her first marriage, was the head of the next family down from hers on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi.

42.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie [THIBODAU], & lists her with her father, stepmother, a brother, & a widowed kinswoman; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 757-58, Family No. 885, calls her Marie-Jacquemine THIBODAUX, gives her parents' names, says she was the goddaughter of Jacques, HUERE, her uncle, & Marie PRONELLE, & that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 160, Family No. 288, calls her Marie [THIBODAUX], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Marie, sa [Jean THIBODAU's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Marie THIBODEAUX, his [Jean THIBODEAUX's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 55th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, a brother, & a widowed kinswoman; BRDR, 2:112, 696 (ASM-2, 3), her marriage record, calls her Maria TIBODAUX, calls her husband Francisco BOUDREAUX, gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Francisca HÉBERT, "decd. of Britany, France," & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan MAILLET & Joseph HENRY.  

43.  Wall of Names, 40, calls her Marie TIBODEAU; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 758-60, Family No. 888, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Élisabeth-Marie THIBODAUX, gives her birthplace & her parents' names, says her godparents were Paul HENRY & Ozite LANDRY, & says her family resided at Pleudihen from 1760-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 160, Family No. 289, calls her Marie [THIBODAUX], gives her parents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; BRDR, 2:192, 694 (SGA-14, 8), her marriage record, calls her Isabel TIBODAUX, calls her husband Joseph CLOUÂTRE, gives her & his parents' names, says nothing of his first wife, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:508 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1828), her succession public sale record, calls her Marie Élisabeth THIBODEAUX m. d.Joseph CLOITRE, & lists her children. 

St.-Gabriel was south of Manchac & as close to that community as Baton Rouge to the north, which did not get its own church until 1793.  Why did her mother take her there & not to upper Bayou Lafourche with the majority of the passengers from their ship?

She evidently followed her children to the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley in the 1810s.

44.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie-Josèphe THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:915 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.159), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Joseph THIBODEAUX, "originally from Acadie, spouse of François PITRE, inhabitants of this parish," says she died "from infirmities and received all the sacraments," that she was buried "at age about 72 years in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names. 

Her husband also was from Chepoudy, so they may have known one another since childhood.  Other evidence of their marriage can be found in the baptismal and marriage records of their many children in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A. 

45.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie-Louise THIBODEAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2597, 2598, says she was born in 1760; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:754 (SM Ch.: v.4, #100), her death/burial record, calls her Marie-Louise THIBODEAUX m. François LOUVIERE, gives her parents' names, says they were "of Acadia," & that she was buried "at age 37 yrs."  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 12. 

Why doesn't she appear in Attakapas censuses before 1777?  She was only 3 years old when her widowed mother died at Attakapas soon after they reached LA.

46.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Marie-Victoire THIBODEAU; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 755-56, Family No. 882, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Victoire THIBODAUX, gives her parents'  names, says her godparents were Xavier BOURG & Anne HENRY, & says her family resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-64, at St.-Servan in 1764-65, & again at Pleurtuit from 1765-72; BRDR, 2:363, 696-97 (PCP-19, 17), her marriage record, calls her Marie THIBODEAU, "res. Bayou des écors," calls her husband Joseph HÉBERT, "res. Bayou des écors," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre THIBODEAU, Alexis AUCOIN, & Bartélemy HENRY; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:488 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #761), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Marie THIBODEAUX, says she died "at age 83 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband. 

According to Robichaux's study of the Acadians at St.-Malo, cited above, Marie-Victoire's parents were counted with their oldest daughter Hélène at Rivière-Ouest on Île St.-Jean in 1752 & were transported to France aboard one of the "Five ships" in 1758-59.  The family does not appear in Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in Poitou or at Nantes, nor in the rolls of the Acadians at Belle-Île-en-Mer, so they evidently remained in the St.-Malo area during their entire sojourn in France.  This was the usual case for the families who crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, 1 of the 2 ships of 1785 that sailed to LA from St.-Malo (the other 5 sailed from Paimboeuf, the port of Nantes). 

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée, across the river, because Bayou des Écores never got a church of its own, so Pointe Coupée priests would administer the sacraments to the Acadians along the bayou. .    

The age given in the Aug 1851 burial record for Marie THIBODEAUX of Lafourche Interior Parish fits Marie-Victoire's age more precisely than other Acadian immigrant in LA named Marie THIBODEAUX.  If this was Marie-Victoire's burial record, she was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

47.   Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of his birth.  NOAR, 4:297 (SLC, B9, 389), his baptismal record, calls him Martin THIBAUDEAU, gives his baptism but not his birth date, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Gilberto LEONARD & Maria BROUTIN; BRDR, 3:284, 822 (ASM-2, 102), the record of his first marriage, calls him Martin TIBODAUX, calls his wife Ana Margarita DUGAT, gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph AUCOIN, Ambrosio DUGAT, & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR, 4:35, 527 (SGA-14, 243), the record of his second marriage, calls him Martin THIBODEAUX, calls his wife Marine BABIN, gives his & her parents' names, does not mention his first wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Gédéon DUPUY, August LEBLANC, François GOMEZ, & Simon LANDRY; BRDR, 5(rev.):564 (SGA-8, 177), his death/burial record, calls him Martin THIBODEAUX, but does not give his parents' names, mention any wives, or give his age at the time of his death.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44, 55, 83, 116, 176.

His parents' ship, Le St.-Rémi, reached New Orleans on 10 Sep 1785.  He was one of the newborn Acadians whose honorary godfather was Martin NAVARRO, Spanish intendant of LA, who treated the Acadians with dignity & respect & whom the Acadians adored.  For his being called "Cadet," see the marriage record for daughter Marcellite, dated 24 May 1846, in BRDR, 6:615 (SEZ-1, 66). 

He was one of the rare Acadians who moved from Bayou Lafourche to the river during the antebellum period.  The usual Acadian settlement pattern at that time was movement from the river to the bayou.  His sons from his first marriage remained on the Lafourche. 

48.  Wall of Names, 25 (pl. 6L), calls him Olivier THIBODEAU, & lists him with a wife, 2 children, 2 stepdaughters, & brother Amand; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2597, the LA section, calls him Olivier THIBODEAUX, says he was born in c1745, son of probablement Paul THIBODEAUX & Marguerite TRAHAN, details his 2 marriages but does not give his wives' parents' names, lists his children as, from the first marriage, Marie, born in c1763, Théodore in c1764, & Marguerite-Anne in 1765, &, from the second marriage, Nicolas, born in 1772, Cyrille in 1773, Olivier in 1776, Célestine in c1778, Émilia in 1779, Madeleine in c1782, & Jean in c1784, but gives no birthplaces, & says he settled at Attakapas, where he died on 19 Nov 1803; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:755-56 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.4 1/2, #60), civil record of his second marriage, dated 30 Sep 1786, calls him Olivier THIBODEAUX, calls his wife Agnès BRUN, & says "There being no Commandant or Notary in the Post, [Olivier and his second wife Agnès BRUN] have contracted an accord of mutual interest with the dec. Fr. VALENTIN, Cure of Opelousas[,] now wishing to conform to 'la loy des Prince qui, par son authorite annulle tout acte de Mariage ou de Testament fait par un Pretre et Cure' (the civil law which by its authority annuls all acts of marriage and Testament done by a Priest and Pastor)[,] At the time of their marriage they had between them 2, 3 children with no right to inherit[,] Now wish to make a marriage contract and last will and wish to 'pourront laisser sans qu'aucun du premier lit comme le second' (include those of the first marriage as those of the second)," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to this contract were Jacques JENNE, ____ NEUVILLE, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:701 (SM Ch.: v.4, #320), his death/burial record, calls him Olivier THIBODEAUX "of Acadia," m. (2) to Agnès BRUN, says his parents were Charles THIBODEAUX & _____ COMEAU of Acadia, & that he was buried "at age 75 yrs."; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:700 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-22-126), a succession inventory record, dated 23 Apr 1804, "the 28th yr. of USA Independence," calls him Olivier THIBODEAUX, gives his death date, but lists no heirs; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:700 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #28), a succession record, dated 23 Aug 1808, calls him Olivier THIBODEAUX, "a widower, deceased wid. Agnès ____, & lists his heirs as "Théodore [THIBODEAUX], Pierre GIROIR, Jean & Cyrille [THIBODEAUX], Nicolas [THIBODEAUX], Joseph SONNIER, Valérie MARTIN for his wife Célestine [THIBODEAUX], Michel MARTIN for his wife Marguerite DUVAL, Placide DUVAL & Cyril DUVAL for their mother Anne DOUCET, the daughter of the wid. THIBODEAUX [Agnès BRUN, whose first husband was Paul DOUCET]"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:700 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #46), his succession sale record, calls him Olivier THIBODEAUX, "a widow," but lists no heirs.  See also See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 13.   

His relationship with Amand THIBODEAUX is clearly shown in Wall of Names, cited above.  Amand's marriage record, dated 27 Feb 1765, in NOAR, 2:261 (SLC, B5, 185, & M2, 15), says that he was the son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Marie COMEAUX, which agrees with Olivier's burial record, cited above, so Arsenault, p. 2597, is wrong about Olivier's parents.  Amand & Olivier were brothers. 

If Olivier was first cousin of Marguerite THIBODEAUX, wife of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, & Olivier's first wife, Madeleine BROUSSARD, was Alexandre's daughter, then Olivier & Madeleine would have been second cousins.  Why does the baptismal record of Olivier's granddaughter Marie-Arthémise, daughter of son Théodore by his first wife, dated 4 Sep 1799, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:754 (SM Ch.: v.5, #176), call the girl's paternal grandmother Marguerite DARROY?  

What is to be made of the marriage contract with his second wife, dated 30 Sep 1786, cited above?  Was this a civil contract legitimizing his second marriage & the children that came of it as well as his & his second wife's children by previous marriages?

49.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Paul THIBODEAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2597, the LA section, calls him Pierre THIBODEAUX, says he was born in c1742, that his parents were probablement Paul THIBODEAUX & Marguerite TRAHAN, says he married Rosalie GUILBAUT in c1764 but gives no place of marriage nor his wife's parents' names, lists his children as André-Paul, born in 1765 but died en bas âge (that is, at a young age), Séraphine, born in 1770, Vital in 1772, Élizabeth in 1775, Joseph in 1778, Anne in 1780, & Marie-Rose in 1785, & says he settled at Attakapas; White, DGFA-1, 1523, calls him Paul [THIBODEAU], calls his parents Claude THIBODEAU & Élisabeth (Isabelle) COMEAU, gives his birth/baptismal dates, says his godparents were Charles LORD & Élisabeth THIBODEAU, that his father signed the baptismal record, that Paul married Rosalie GUILBEAU in c1763 but gives no place of marriage, give her parents' names, & says he died at St.-Martinville on 9 Sep 1805, age 76, & was buried there the next day; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:701 (SM Ch.: v.4, #411), his death/burial record, calls him Paul THIBODEAUX, "of Acadia," says he died "at his place at LaPointe ... at age 76 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124. 

As usual, I follow White here, not Arsenault, for Paul's parents' names. 

The Attakapas census of 1766 does not include a woman in his household, so Arsenault's marriage date of c1764 seems too early.  However, White says they were married in c1763.  Wall of Names also insists that they were married when he reached LA.  The birth of son André-Paul at Attakapas in Aug 1765 is compelling evidence that they were married when they reached the colony that Feb.  See the boy's baptismal & burial records, dated 27 Aug 1765 & 7 Sep 1765, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:743-44 (SM Ch.: Slave Baptism Register, v.1, p.2, #5; SM Ch.: Bapt. v.1, p.10).  Since André-Paul died on 7 Sep 1765, only days after his birth, he could not have been the unnamed boy in Paul's household in Apr 1766. 

50.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Pierre THIBODEAU 2; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2597, the LA section, calls him Pierre THIBODEAUX, says he was born in c1740, probablement son of Paul [THIBODEAUX] & Marguerite TRAHAN, says he married Françoise SAUNIER in c1760 but gives no place of marriage, & lists his children as Françoise, born in c1761, Cyrille in c1765, Suzanne in c1768, Anne-Marie in c1769, Marie in c1770, & Pierre in 1776 but gives no birthplaces; White, DGFA-1, 1520-21, calls him Pierre [THIBODEAU], gives his parents' names, his birth/baptismal dates, his birthplace, says his godparents were Pierre LEBLANC & Marie-Josèphe SAVOIE, gives his marriage year but not his marriage place, gives his wife's parents' names, & says his death was recorded at Opelousas on 23 Jul 1790; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:756 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.13), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre THIBODEAUX, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:756 (LSAR: Opel.: 1790), his succession record, calls him Pierre THIBODEAUX, "widr. of Francoise SAUNIER," & is dated 23 Jun 1790, a month before his death.  See also De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 26. 

Despite what Arsenault claims, Pierre could not have been a son of Paul THIBODEAUX & Marguerite TRAHAN of Chepoudy, who, Arsenault himself states in Généalogie, 1575, the Chepoudy/Petitcoudiac section, were not married until c1738.  White, as usual, is followed here. 

For the Mar 1768 petition to Gov. ULLOA, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 114-15.

51.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Pierre THIBODEAU.  

Who was he, & what happened to him in LA?

52.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Pierre-Charles THIBODEAU; BRDR, 2:119, 697 (PCP-19, 19), his marriage record, calls him Pierre-Charles THIBODEAU, "res. Bayou des écores," calls his wife Adélaïde BOURG, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre ALLAIN, Jacques VIGNES, Félix BERNARD, & François DUGUE; BRDR, 4:527 (SJO-11, 20), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre Charles THIBODEAUX, "age 64 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

His marriage was recorded in Pointe Coupée, across the river, because Bayou des Écores never had a church of its own, so Pointe Coupée priests would administer the sacraments to the Acadians along the bayou.  

53.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Rosalie THIBODEAU veuve Claude RICHARD; NOAR, 2:159, 261 (SLC, M2, 21), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rose TIBAUDAU, "native of Pointe Beauséjour in Acadia, widow of Claude RICHARD," calls her husband Jacques LACHAUSSÉ, "native of St.-Anne, Côte de Beaupré, in Canada," gives his but not her parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph LA CHAUSSÉ, Joseph RICHARD, François MARTIN, & Jean-Baptiste ROBIQUE. 

The record of her second marriage on p. 159 says that they were married on 27 Jan 1765 but on p. 261 gives the correct date of 27 Jan 1766.  She did not reach the colony until after Feb 1765.  Was marriage witness Joseph LA CHAUSSÉ Jacques's brother?

54.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Théodore THIBODEAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:722, 758 (SM Ch.: v.2, #78), his marriage record, calls him Théodore THIBODEAUX, calls his wife Marie-Louise SAUNIER, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were Acadians & hers were "Acadians, of Opelousas," but gives no witnesses to his marriage.    

The baptismal record of daughter Céleste, dated 22 Apr 1787, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:747 (SM Ch.: v.3, #177), calls him Olivier.  Is this a transcription error, or was his father's name part of his name?

55.  Wall of Names, 17 calls her Théostiste THIBODEAU veuve Bonaventure GODIN 2.  

A solid clue to the identity of her parents is in daughter Marie LANDRY's baptismal record, dated 23 Apr 1780, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:479 (SM Ch.: v.3, #141), which calls the girls godmother Marie-Louise THIBODO, "aunt of the baptized."  Marie-Louise's parents were Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX.  Brigitte came to LA from Halifax in Feb 1765, a widow, with Marie-Louise, her youngest child, & two other children & followed the BROUSSARDs to Bayou Teche.  Théotiste, also a widow, arrived from Halifax soon afterward, went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques with her in-laws, & married Firmin LANDRY there.  She would not have reunited with her mother at Attakapas when she & Firmin moved there in c1770--Brigitte BREAUX was one of the dozens of victims of the Teche valley epidemic of 1765.  However, Théotiste's younger siblings--Anne dite Nanette, Jean-Anselme, Marie, & Marie-Louise--survived the epidemic, settled on the Teche, & no doubt welcomed their older sister to the area. 

The godparents for Théotiste's daughter Françoise LANDRY, baptized at Attakapas by a Pointe-Coupée priest in April 1771, was Anselme THIBAUDOT & Anne THIBAUDOT.  The godfather for Théotiste's daughter Rosalie LANDRY, baptized at Attakapas in Nov 1776, was Enselme THIBODO--more clues to the identity of Théotiste's parents.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:474-75, 481 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.9; SM Ch.: v.1, p. 48). 

56.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:354, 696 (SGA-14, 13), her marriage record, calls her Maria Juana THIBODEAU, calls her husband Alexandro HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says her mother's surname was illegible on the marriage document but was ACHÉE, that her parents were "of St. Charles Parish," does not mention his first wife, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco VILLANUERA & Andrés MARTIN.

See the footnote to her husband's profile for an analysis of the documentation--or, rather, the lack of documentation--on her & her family, & for speculation on how & when she came to LA. 

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