Steve Cormier's Louisiana Acadian Immigrant Ancestors

Direct Ancestors Only

If we share any of these ancestors, guess what ...

Marie-Félicité AUCOIN came to Louisiana from France in 1785 aboard L'Amitié.  She followed her widowed mother to the Attakapas District, where she married a FAULK and then remarried to Olivier dit Canada GUIDRY. 

Claire BABIN, second wife of Pierre GUIDRY of Grand Pointe, came to Louisiana with the BREAU party from Maryland in 1768. 

Charles BABINEAUX was the father of Charles-Dominique BABINEAUX and paternal grandfather of Céleste BABINEAUX, one of my paternal great-great grandmothers.  Charles came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  This makes me a cousin of Kathleen BABINEAUX BLANCO, former governor of Louisiana.  Like I said, All Cajuns Are Related.

Charles-Dominique BABINEAUX was the father of Céleste BABINEAUX, who married my paternal great-great grandfather, Pierre CORMIER of Carencro.  Charles-Dominique came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil.

Anne BOUDREAUX, widow of Charles BOURG of Île St.-Jean, was the mother of Gertrude BOURG, who was the wife of Amand THIBODEAUX, the father of Marguerite THIBODEAUX, who was the mother of Céleste BABINEAUX.  Anne came to Louisiana in 1765 probably with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party. 

Jean BOUDREAUX, husband of Marguerite GUILBEAU, is one of my paternal ancestors.  He, his wife, and 4-year-old son came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party. 

Jean-Charles dit Donat BOUDREAUX, one of my paternal ancestors, came to Louisiana with his parents and the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party in February 1765. 

Gertrude BOURG was the wife of Amand THIBODEAUX.  She came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  Her marriage to Amand at New Orleans in February 1765 is the first recorded Acadian marriage in Louisiana.  

Paul BOUTIN was the father of one of my maternal grandfather's paternal great-grandmothers.  Paul came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767.

Pierre-Paul BOUTIN was the father of Paul BOUTIN, who was the husband of Anne Spesse TELLER/TAYLOR, who was German, not British, and father of Marie-Madeleine BOUTIN, second wife of Jean-Baptiste MILLER, père, German, not British, my mother's father's paternal great-great grandfather.  Pierre-Paul came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767.

Marie-Josèphe BREAUX came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1768 with her widowed mother, married Blaise LEJEUNE on the river, and followed him to the Opelousas District. 

Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, Joseph's older brother, came to Louisiana in February 1765.  He was the father of Marguerite, wife of Jean TRAHAN.  Along with younger brother Joseph, Alexandre died in the Teche valley epidemic of 1765. 

Claude BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, a son of Joseph dit Beausoleil, came to Louisiana with his father in February 1765.  Claude married twice in Louisiana.  One of his daughters by his first wife, Louise HÉBERT, married a son of Charles DUHON. 

Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil , leader of the 1764-65 expedition to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, and the most famous Acadian of them all, was the father of Claude BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil.  Joseph the freedom fighter is depicted, front and center, on Robert Dafford's mural at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville.  

Charles COMEAUX is one of my paternal ancestors.  He and his wife came to Louisiana in 1765 and settled in the Opelousas District. 

Joseph CORMIER was the father of Susanne CORMIER, wife of Jean-Baptiste GRANGER, one of my paternal ancestors.  Joseph's younger brother Michel also is one of my paternal great-grandfathers.  They came to Louisiana together in 1765 and settled in the Opelousas District, where Joseph became a prominent cattle rancher. 

Michel CORMIER was my paternal great-grandfather Joachim CORMIER's great-grandfather and among the first of my line of CORMIERs to arrive in Louisiana.  Michel came to Louisiana in 1765 with his older brother Joseph.  The great majority of the Acadian CORMIERs of Louisiana are descended from Michel.  

Susanne CORMIER, daughter of Joseph CORMIER and Marguerite SONNIER, married Jean-Baptiste GRANGER, one of my paternal ancestors.  Susanne came to Louisiana with her parents in 1765 and followed them to the Opelousas District. 

Marie CORPORON was Honoré TRAHAN's wife and the mother of my maternal ancestor, Pierre TRAHAN.  Marie came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1769 aboard the ill-fated vessel Britannia.  She died at Opelousas in August 1810, de cent ans et plus, or over 100 years old age, the recording priest insisted, but she was closer to 90. 

Élisabeth DAROIS, wife of Sylvain BREAUX, with whom she came to Louisiana with the BROUSSARDs in February 1765, was the widow of Jean-Charles TRAHAN and the mother of Jean TRAHAN, who also came to Louisiana with the BROUSSARDs.

Jeanne DE LA FORESTRIE, native of Havre-St.-Pierre, Île St.-Jean, was Joseph HÉBERT's wife and Anne-Marguerite HÉBERT's mother.  Jeanne also came to Louisiana from France in 1785.  Her second husband, fellow Acadian Nicolas-Jean-Sébastien, called Sébastien BENOIT, after her death took some of her HÉBERT children, including Anne-Marguerite, from upper Bayou Lafourche to the Opelousas District. 

Amand DUGAS was the father of Rosalie DUGAS, who was the wife of Pierre CORMIER of Opelousas, my paternal great-grandfather Joachim CORMIER's grandfather.  Amand came to Louisiana perhaps from France in the 1770s.

Charles DUHON came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 with his wife Marie-Josèphe PREJEAN and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, now St. James Parish, on the river before moving to the western prairies.  Their son Charles dit Charlitte DUHON, born on the river, married a daughter of Claude BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil by Claude's first wife, Louise HÉBERT.  Charlitte's daughter, Denise, married Jean, youngest son of René dit Petit René LE BLANC, and they are the grandparents of my father's maternal grandmother, Paula LE BLANC.

Marguerite GAUTREAUX, widow of Pierre BREAU of Minas, came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1768 with two of her daughters, including Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, who married Blaise LEJEUNE. 

Pélagie-Marie GAUTREAUX was Pierre TRAHAN's second wife.  She came to Louisiana in 1785 aboard the first of the Seven Ships from France, Le Bon Papa.  

Jean-Baptiste GRANGER, husband of Susanne CORMIER, is a paternal ancestor.  Jean-Baptiste came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1766. 

Olivier dit Canada GUIDRY, born at Boston, Massachusetts, during Le Grand Dérangement, came to Louisiana from Canada in the 1780s or early 1790s, one of the few Acadians who emigrated there via the upper Mississippi.  He settled in the Attakapas District and married Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, AUCOIN, who had come to Louisiana from France in 1785. 

Pierre GUIDRY was a younger brother of Ursule and the husband of Marguerite DUPUIS.  He and his wife and a young daughter came to Louisiana with the BREAU party from Maryland in 1768.  They settled on the upper Teche, where Pierre remarried twice and created one of the largest family lines in South Louisiana.

Ursule GUIDRY was the wife of Pierre-Paul BOUTIN and the mother of Paul BOUTIN, one of my mother's father's paternal great-great-grandfathers.  Ursule came to Louisiana from Maryland  in 1767.

Anne GUILBEAU was the wife of Louis-Charles BABINEAUX and the paternal grandmother of Céleste BABINEAUX, one of my paternal great-great grandmothers.  Anne came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.

Joseph GUILBEAU dit L'Officier was the husband of Madeleine MICHEL and was Anne and Marguerite GUILBEAU's father.  He came to Louisiana in February 1765 with Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil.

Marguerite GUILBEAU, another daughter of Joseph dit L'Officier, was the wife of Jean BOUDREAUX and one of my paternal ancestors.  She came to Louisiana with her husband and young son in February 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party.

Anne-Marguerite HÉBERT came to Louisiana from France in 1785 aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships; she was only an infant.  She followed her family to upper Bayou Lafourche, where her father, Joseph, died and her mother, Jeanne DE LA FORESTRIE, remarried.  In the 1790s, after her mother died, Anne-Marguerite, still very young, followed her stepfather Sébastien BENOIT to the Opelousas District.  Anne-Marguerite's first husband was Jean-Pierre BODIN, a French Canadian from Natchitoches.  In October 1809, she remarried to Joseph, son of French Creole Maurice OLIVIER of St. Landry Parish.  They likely were the parents of Marie Christine, called Christine, OLIVIER, who married French Canadian Jean Baptiste LANTIER.  Marie Christine and Jean Baptiste are the parents of my father's paternal grandmother, Azèle LANTIER of Grand Coteau. 

Joseph HÉBERT was the father of Anne-Marguerite HÉBERT and also came to Louisiana from France in 1785. 

Louise, also called Lise and Lisette, HÉBERT, came to Louisiana with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party in February 1765.  She was the first wife of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil's son Claude.  One of their daughters married a son of Charles DUHON. 

René dit Petit René LE BLANC came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  He married Marguerite, daughter of Jean TRAHAN, both of whom also came to Louisiana with the BROUSSARDs.  René's son Jean married Denise, a daughter of Charles dit Charlitte DUHON.   Jean and Denise are the great-grandparents of my paternal grandmother, Marie Zulma ISTRE. 

Blaise LEJEUNE came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1769 aboard the ill-fated vessel Britannia with his siblings and other relatives and settled in the Opelousas District.  Bayou Blaise Lejeune, west of Church Point in Acadia Parish, is named for him. 

Marguerite MARTIN dit Barnabé was the wife of René ROBICHAUX and the mother of Geneviève ROBICHAUX, who was the mother of Rosalie DUGAS, one of my paternal great-great-great grandmothers.  Marguerite came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  After her husband died, she remarried to French-born physician Antoine BORDA at what is now St. Martinville and, through this second marriage, became the mother-in-law of Jean dit Chapeau MOUTON, founder of what became the City of Lafayette; Marguerite, thus, was the maternal grandmother of Louisiana governor and U.S. Senator Alexandre MOUTON.  Marguerite is "thought to be the centenarian grandmother referred to by Judge Felix Voorhies in the book, Acadian Reminiscences."  She is depicted on Robert Dafford's mural at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville.  

Madeleine MICHEL was the wife of Joseph GUILBEAU dit L'Officier and the mother of Anne GUILBEAU, one of my paternal great-great-great grandmothers.  Madeleine came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.

Marie-Josèphe PREJEAN came to Louisiana in 1765 with her husband, Charles DUHON.

Geneviève ROBICHAUX was the wife of Amand DUGAS and the mother of Rosalie DUGAS, one of my paternal great-great-great grandmothers.  Geneviève came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.

René ROBICHAUX was the first husband of Marguerite MARTIN dit Barnabé and the father of Geneviève ROBICHAUX.  He came to Louisiana with Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil in February 1765.

Anastasie SAVOIE was the wife of Charles COMEAUX, one of my paternal ancestors.  She came to Louisiana with her husband in 1765 and followed him to the Opelousas District. 

Marguerite SONNIER, first wife of Joseph CORMIER, was the mother of Susanne CORMIER, who married Jean-Baptiste GRANGER, who was one of my paternal ancestors.  Marguerite came to Louisiana in 1765 and followed her husband to the Opelousas District. 

Amand THIBODEAUX was the husband of Gertrude BOURG and father of Marguerite-Blandine THIBODEAUX, who was the mother of Céleste BABINEAUX, one of my paternal great-great grandmothers.  Amand came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  Amand and Gertrude's wedding at New Orleans in February 1765 was the first recorded Acadian marriage in Louisiana.  

Madeleine THIBODEAUX married Jean-Athanase TRAHAN, one of my paternal great-grandfathers.  Like Jean-Athanase, Madeleine also came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the BROUSSARDs and remained in the Bayou Teche valley. 

Marguerite THIBODEAUX was the wife of Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil.  Like her husband, she perished in the Teche valley epidemic of 1765. 

Honoré TRAHAN was the husband of Marie CORPORON and Pierre TRAHAN's father.  Honoré came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1769 aboard the ill-fated vessel Britannia and settled in the Opelousas District. 

Jean TRAHAN, widower of Marguerite BROUSSARD and father of Marguerite, came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  Jean's wife, who died during Le Grand Dérangement, was a daughter of Alexandre dit Beausoleil.  Jean's mother, Élisabeth DAROIS, also came to Louisiana with the BROUSSARDs, accompanied by her second husband, Sylvain BREAUX. 

Jean-Athanase TRAHAN, son of Michel TRAHAN, was father of Joseph TRAHAN, one of my paternal ancestors.  Jean-Athanase and his family came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via St.-Domingue and remained in the Teche valley. 

Michel TRAHAN of Grand-Pré was father of Jean-Athanase TRAHAN, one of my paternal ancestors.  Michel, his wife, and children came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party and remained at Attakapas.  Michel settled in the Vermilion valley. 

Marguerite TRAHAN, daughter of Jean, came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Beausoleil BROUSSARD party.  She married René dit Petit René LE BLANC, who also came to Louisiana with the BROUSSARDs. 

Pierre TRAHAN and his second wife Pélagie-Marie GAUTREAUX were the paternal grandparents of Pélagie TRAHAN, my maternal grandmother's paternal grandmother.  Pierre came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1769 aboard the ill-fated vessel Britannia.  Interestingly, my mother's paternal ancestor, Jacob MILLER, an Alsatian-German Catholic, also came to Louisiana aboard the same vessel, at the same time, with his wife and several children.  

Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT was the wife of Michel TRAHAN, one of my paternal great-grandfathers.  She, too, came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party. 

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