APPENDICES

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

BARTHÉLEMY

[bar-THAY-luh-mee]

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

According to the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, Joseph Barthélemy, who settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, now St. James Parish, was Acadian.  Joseph was 33 years old when he was counted in the Cabanocé militia census of April 1766.  After that, he disappears from the records, so the Acadian branch of this family does seem to have established roots in the Bayou State.  The Barthélemys who did proliferate in South Louisiana are probably French Creoles, as Joseph might have been.  [See Book Ten]

Source:  Wall of Names, 10.

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 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
Joseph BARTHÉLEMY 01 1765? StJ born c1733; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, age 33, listed singly, with 0 slaves, 8 arpents, & 1 arm

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 10 (pl. 1R), calls him Joseph BARTHÉLEMY.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 165; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth- Century Louisianians, 117.

I have found this family in neither Arsenault, Généalogie, nor White, DGFA-1, only in Wall of Names, so I must assume the researchers at the Acadian Memorial have found an Acadian origin for this fellow which has eluded me.  Are they assuming his presence in the Apr 1766 census at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques means he was an Acadian?  The great majority of them were, but not all of them.  Not the CANTRELLEs or the VERRETs, who were the original settlers at Cabanocé, or Marc MAULET, Saturnin BRUNO, Félix PAX, François ANDRO, or Pierre BIDAU, who is listed next to Joseph in the census.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162-70. 

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