APPENDICES

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

BERGERON

[BA-jeh-ronh, BER-jeh-ronh]

ACADIA

Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise, a storekeeper-turned-soldier from Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France, reached Canada in c1685 and accompanied Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, the future founder of Louisiana colony, on an expedition to Hudson's Bay during King William's War.  In c1695, while the war was still on, Barthélemy married Geneviève, daughter of Jean Serreau de Saint-Aubin, sieur de Passamaquoddy, and Marguerite Boileau and widow of Jacques Petitpas.  They settled at Port-Royal.  During Queen Anne's War, the English held Barthélemy and his family as prisoners at Boston, but they were exchanged for English prisoners in September 1706 and allowed to return to Port-Royal.  In 1707, Barthélemy was living on the south bank of Rivière-au-Dauphin, now the Annapolis River, next to Abraham Dugas, just below the village at Port-Royal.  In the 1730s, the extended family moved to the Rivière St.-Jean valley, where they pioneered the settlement of Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, now Fredericton, the capital of today's New Brunswick.  Barthélemy and Geneviève's six children, including three sons who created families of their own, were born either in Québec or at Port-Royal.  Their daughter married into the Roy and Godin dit Bellefontaine dit Beauséjour and dit Bellefeuille families.  

Oldest son Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils, born at St.-François on Île d'Orleans, Québec, married Marguerite, daughter of Claude Dugas and Marguerite Bourg, at Annapolis Royal in April 1721 and moved with his extended family to Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas.  

Michel dit de Nantes, born at Port-Royal in c1702, married four times, his first and third wives' names lost to history.  His second wife was Marie, daughter of Abraham Dugas and Marie-Madeleine Landry, whom he married probably at Annapolis Royal in c1727.  His fourth wife, whom he married in c1747 probably at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, was Marie-Jeanne, daughter of Jacques Hébert and Jeanne Gautrot and widow of Jean Arseneau.  

Youngest son Augustin, born at Port-Royal in c1710, married Marie, another daughter of Claude Dugas and Marguerite Bourg, probably at Annapolis Royal in c1730.  He and his family also settled at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas.  

[For more of this family in pre- and post-disperal Acadia and Canada, see Book Three]

By 1755, descendants of Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise could be found on Rivière St.-Jean.

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Pierre, son of Paul Bergeron and Benoîte Chapagnon of Craponne, Haute-Loire, France, probably not kin to Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, was born in France in c1720 and became a merchant.  He came to British Nova Scotia by July 1742, when he married Marie-Anne, daughter of prominent merchant Nicolas Gauthier dit Bellaire, a promient merchant, and Marie Allain of Annapolis Royal.  According to genealogist Bona Arsenault, in 1743 and 1745, Marie-Anne gave Pierre two children, a son and a daughter.  The family settled first at Chignecto and then moved on to Minas in c1745.  Pierre died at Minas in January 1746, age 26.  Daughter Marie married a Gauthier at Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, in c1768 while in exile.  One wonders what happened to their son Maurice.   No member of this family emigrated to Louisiana.

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

[For the family's travails during the Great Upheaval, see Book Six]

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Descendants of Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise, père were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them reached New Orleans in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti.  After a brief respite in the city, they followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District, where they helped establish La Nouvelle-Acadie along the banks of Bayou Teche.  But the New Acadia on Bayou Teche was not kind to them:

Augustin Bergeron, aged 55, youngest son of Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, the family's progenitor in Acadia, came to Louisiana with his wife Marie Dugas, age 54, one of his sons, Jean-Baptiste, age 35, Jean-Baptiste's wife Catherine Caissie dit Roger, age 29, and their five children--Madeleine, age 15, Osite, age 13, Jean-Baptiste, fils, age 11, Charles, age 9, and Joseph, an infant.  Catherine was pregnant when she made the voyage; daughter Marianne was born at Attakapas on the last day of May.  Augustin, Jean-Baptiste, infant son Joseph, and newborn Marianne died in an epidemic that swept through the Teche valley settlement during the summer and fall of 1765.  That fall, Jean-Baptiste's widow and her four surviving children moved to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river to escape the epidemic.  They did not return to the western prairies.  

Augustin's nephew Barthélemy Bergeron III, age 25, Barthélemy III's wife Anne Arceneau, age 20, and their infant son Charles, also came to the Teche with the Broussard party.  Barthélemy III and Charles died in the epidemic.  Anne joined dozens of other Attakapas settlers who retreated to Cabanocé to escape the sickness.  She remarried to a LeBlanc at Cabanocé in 1767.   

Augustin's niece Cécile Bergeron, age 30, her husband Joseph Dugas, and four of their children, ages 14 to infancy, also came to Attakapas with the Broussard party.  Infant daughter Mathilde died at New Orleans soon after the family reached the colony, and Joseph died in the epidemic.  Cécile retreated to the river that fall.  She and her daughters did not return to the western prairies, but her son did.  

Augustin's niece Anne Bergeron, age 24, her husband Pierre Arseneau, age 34, their year-old daughter, and her sister-in-law, the widow Bernard, age 39, also came to Attakapas with the Broussard party.  They all survived the epidemic and retreated to the river.  Anne and her family returned to Attakapas by the 1780s.  Anne died at Attakapas in March 1804; she was 63 years old.  

Augustin's niece Marie Bergeron, age 20, came with her husband Joseph Arseneau, age 25.  They survived the epidemic and retreated to the river, where they stayed.  

Judith Bergeron, age 31, came with husband Jean Arseneau, age 37, and their four sons, ages 18 to 3.  They all survived the epidemic and retreated to the river, where they also stayed.  

In the following decades, Acadian Bergerons remained on the river or moved down to Bayou Lafourche, but none of them returned to the prairies, where their ancestors had suffered so terribly in 1765.  When Bergeron families did settle in what became St. Martin, St. Landry, and Lafayette parishes during the late colonial and early antebellum periods, they were French Creoles from Pointe Coupee or upper Bayou Lafourche, not descendants of Barthélémy dit d'Amboise, père

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Other BERGERONs on the Western Prairies

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link at least one Bergeron in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there:

Arthur Bergeron married Louisa Buteau at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in July 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Arthur an Acadian Bergeron who moved from the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley to the lower Teche after the War of 1861-65? 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

The three other sons of Barthélemy dit d'Amboise Bergeron, fils who came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 did not go to Bayou Teche with the Broussards, their uncle Augustin, their brother Barthélemy III, and their cousins.  Arriving on a later ship, they settled, instead, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.  With them were their widowed mother and a married sister and her family:

Marguerite Dugas, age 62, widow of Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise, fils, came with unmarried son Germain Bergeron, age 22, who married on the river but settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

Marie Dugas, age 54, widow of Augustin Bergeron, came with two teenaged relatives, sisters Anne-Marie, or Marie-Anne, called Anne, Bergeron, age 16, and Marie Bergeron, age 15.  Anne remained at St.-Jacques and married into the Hébert and Part families.  Sister Marie also remained on the river and married into the Bourgeois family.  Anne died near Convent, St. James Parish, in June 1813, in her early 60s.  

Jean-Baptiste Bergeron dit d'Amboise, age 43, leader of one of the Halifax contingents that settled at Cabanocé, came with wife Marguerite Bernard, age 35, and four children--Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, fils, age 15, Marie-Blanche, age 13, Marin, age 10, and Mathurin, age 8.  Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, père and wife Marguerite had more children in Louisiana but no more sons.  They remained on the river.  Their oldest daughter married into the De St.-Germain family.  

Marguerite Bergeron, age 42, came with husband Bonaventure Godin dit Bellefontaine of Rivière St.-Jean, age 50, and four children, ages 16 to 9.  They all remained on the river. 

Charles Bergeron, age 37, came with wife Isabelle Arseneau, age 32, and three children--Simon, age 12, Jean-Théodore, age 3, and Marguerite, age 2.  Charles and Isabelle had no more children in Louisiana.  Charles and Isabelle died at Cabanocé in c1766, soon after coming to the colony; their children were taken in by relatives.  After daughter Marguerite came of age, she moved to the Attakapas District and married into the Melançon family.  Only Charles's younger son, Jean-Théodore, created a family of his own, settling first on the river and then on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

Marie-Anne Bergeron, age 36, widow of Alexandre Godin dit Lincour, came with four children, ages 14 to 6.  They remained on the river.  Marie may have remarried to Canadian François Antaya at St.-Jacques in September 1787, in her late 50s. 

Geneviève Bergeron, age 35, widow of Jean-Baptiste D'Amours dit de Louvière, came with six children, ages 15 to infancy.  Three of her children, two sons and a daughter, moved to the western prairies, but her other children remained with her on the river.  

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Later in the year, in the wake of the epidemic that struck the Acadians along the Teche, Bergerons from the Attakapas District fled to the river:  

Catherine Caissie dit Roger, widow of Jean-Baptiste Bergeron, père, brought her surviving children, Madeleine, Osite, Jean-Baptiste fils, and Charles, from Attakapas to Cabanocé.  Daughter Osite remained on the river.  Daughter Madeleine, who married Frenchman Étienne Renauld at New Orleans in May 1768, except for a brief time on Bayou Lafourche, settled at New Orleans.  Both of her brothers settled along the Lafourche.   

Cécile Bergeron lost her husband Joseph Dugas and infant daughter Mathilde in their first year in the colony.  Cécile took her three surviving daughters to the river, where she remarried twice, first to Nicolas, son of Christophe Lahure of Longwy, Lorraine, France, at New Orleans in March 1767, and then to Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Bernard, at St.-Jacques in June 1770.  Cécile died in James Parish in August 1814; the priest who recorded her burial said that she died at age 85, but she probably was in her late 70s.

Marie Bergeron and husband Joseph Arseneau remained on the river after they escaped the Bayou Teche epidemic.  Marie died at St.-Jacques in June 1799; she was only 54 years old.

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Most of the Acadian Bergerons who settled at St.-Jacques in 1765 moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the 1790s, but a few remained on the river:  

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils (c1750-1801; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils)

Jean-Baptiste, fils, eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Bergeron dit d'Amboise and Marguerite Bernard, born at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas on Rivière St.-Jean, in c1750, came to Louisiana in 1765 with his parents and siblings and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Foret and Rose-Osite Gautrot, in January 1775.  Marie also had been born in Acadia during Le Grand Dérangement and had come to Louisiana with her widowed mother in the 1760s.  They lived on the right, or west, bank of the river near the boundary between the St.-Jacques and Ascension districts.  Their daughter married into the Breaux, Landry, and Simoneaux families.  Jean-Baptiste, fils died at St.-Jacques in October 1801; he was only 50 years old.  Marie died at son Michel's home in St. James Parish in October 1847; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 94 years old.  Only her and Jean-Baptiste, fils's older son created his own family.  He remained in what became St. James Parish and became a major planter there.  Most of their grandsons remained in St. James Parish, but one grandson moved upriver to Pointe Coupee, where few Acadians settled, and lived among his French-Creole namesakes there.   

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Older son Michel, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in December 1775,  married Marie or Marine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jacques Landry and Françoise Blanchard, at nearby Ascension in September 1796.  Their son Jean-Michel-Vidal was born at St.-Jacques in August 1797 but died at Ascension at age 1 in August 1798, and an infant son, name unrecorded, died at St.-Jacques in September 1802.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux and Breaux families.  Michel remarried to first cousin Marguerite Constance or Constance Marguerite, daughter of his uncle and aunt Mathurin Bergeron and Marie Godin dit Bellefontaine and widow of Joseph Arceneaux, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in August 1819.  Their son Evariste Désiré was born in St. James Parish in October 1820, Michel Bienvenu, called Bienvenu, in July 1823, and Jean Baptiste Telesphore in December 1827.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family.  Michel became a major planter in St. James Parish.  He died in St. James Parish in January 1850; he was 74 years old.  In July 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 56 slaves--35 males and 21 females, all black, ranging in age from 60 years to infancy--on Widow Michel Bergeron's plantation next to Bienvenu Bergeron's and J. B. Bergeron's farms in the parish's Eastern District; these were Constance Bergeron's slaves.    

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Bienvenu, by his father's second wife, married Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine, minor daughter of Carmelite Green, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in September 1842.  Their son Michel Bienvenu, fils was born in St. James Parish in October 1844, Jean Baptiste Fulgence, called Fulgence, in December 1845, Joseph Clément in September 1851, and Luc Félix, called Félix, in November 1854.  In July of 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 2 slaves--a 30-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, both black--on Bienvenu Bergeron's farm next to Widow Michel Bergeron and J. B. Bergeron in the parish's Eastern District.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 5 slaves--2 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 24 years to 10 months, living in 2 houses--on Bienvenu Bergeron's farm in the parish's Ninth Ward on the right bank of the river.  

During the War of 1861-65, Michel Bienvenu, fils served in Gaudet's Company of the St. James Parish Regiment Militia, and in Company E of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. James Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.  Michel Bienvenu, fils married fellow Acadian Uranie Gaudet soon after the war and settled in St. James Parish. 

Fulgence married fellow Acadian Mathilde Dugas at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1869.  Their son Joseph Louis was born in Ascension Parish in September 1870. 

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Jean Baptiste Telesphore, by his father's second wife, married Marie Laurena, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Breaux and Rosalie Clouâtre, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1847.  Their son Jean Baptiste Édouard was born in St. James Parish in August 1867, and Charles Bienvenu in January 1870.  In July 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted a single slave--a 20-year-old black male--on J. B. Bergeron's farm next to Widow Michel Bergeron and Bienvenu Bergeron in the parish's Eastern District.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted only a single slave--a 25-year-old black female--on J. B. Bergeron's farm in the parish's Ninth Ward on the right bank of the river; this was Jean Baptiste Telesphore.  

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Evariste Désiré, by his father's second wife, married Julie Aglae, daughter of François Vincent Bouis and Hélène Croiset, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Bouis Albert was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1852.  They were among the few Acadians who settled in that parish. 

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Younger son Jean-Pierre, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1778, may died young.  

Marin BERGERON (c1755-?; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils)

Marin, second son of Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise Bergeron, père and Marguerite Bernard, born at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, on Rivière St.-Jean, in c1755, came to Louisiana in 1765 with his parents and siblings and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He was still living with his parents at St.-Jacques in 1779.  He probably did not marry.

Descendants of Mathurin BERGERON (c1756-1814; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils)

Mathurin, third and youngest son of of Jean-Baptiste Bergeron dit d'Amboise, père and Marguerite Bernard of Rivière St.-Jean, born probably at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, on Rivière St.-Jean, in c1756, came to Louisiana in 1765 with his parents and siblings and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He married first cousin Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Bonaventure Godin dit Bellefontaine and his second wife Marguerite Bergeron dit d'Amboise, Mathurin's aunt, probably at St.-Jacques in the early 1780s.  Marie was a native of Rivière St.-Jean and also had come to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Bergeron, Bourgeois, Gourdain, and Serre families.  Mathurin died in St. James Parish in April 1814; he was 58 years old.  He seems to have had only one son, but that son's line managed to survive in St. James Parish.  

Joseph, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1783, married cousin Constance, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Gaudin, formerly Godin, and Marie Madeleine Foret, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in August 1812.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in St. James Parish in May 1813 but died at age 3 in 1817, Timothée was born in August 1814, and a second Joseph, fils was born posthumously in December 1817.  Their daughter married into the Gaudet family.  Joseph, père died in St. James Parish in September 1817; he was only 34 years old.  

Joseph, fils married cousin Marie or Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Breaux and Marie Godelive Bergeron, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1839; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Mathurin was born in St. James Parish in September 1840, Michel Rémi in February 1842, a newborn child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in October 1843, and Jean Baptiste Alfred was born in September 1844. 

Michel Rémi married cousin Alice, daughter of fellow Acadians Evariste Louvière and Mathilde LeBlanc, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1869; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry. 

Simon BERGERON (c1753-?; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils)

Simon, elder son of Charles Bergeron and Isabelle Arseneau, born at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, on Rivière St.-Jean, in c1753, came to Louisiana in 1765 with his parents and siblings and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He probably died young.  

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The arrival date, as well as the fate, of an Acadian Bergeron who settled on the river is difficult to determine:

Descendants of Joseph BERGERON (?-?; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, ?)

Joseph Bergeron married fellow Acadian Marie Boudreaux probably at Ascension.  The only other Joseph Bergeron who had come to Louisiana was the infant son of Jean-Baptiste Bergeron and Catherine Caissie dit Roger who died at Attakapas in October 1765, so the Joseph who settled at Ascension was a different one.  One wonders who his parents were and what happened to him. 

Joseph-Valentin, born probably at Ascension in December 1792, may have died young, taking his line of the family with him.   

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Bergeron living on upper Bayou Lafourche returned to the river during the early antebellum period and settled in Ascension Parish:

Descendants of Jean- or Pierre-Ursin BERGERON (1796-1845; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils, Charles)

Jean- or Pierre-Ursin, called Ursin, second son of Jean-Théodore Bergeron of Rivière St.-Jean and his first wife Théotiste Foret, born at St.-Jacques in April 1796, married Léocade, daughter of French Creole Michel Migott or Migon, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in July 1814; Léocade's mother was an Hébert.  Later in the decade, they followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche, but they did not remain there.  They were living in Ascension Parish by the late 1820s.  Their daughters married into the Sanches and Warner families.  Ursin died in Ascension Parish in November 1845; he was only 49 years old.  

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Oldest son Jean Félicien, called Félicien, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in May 1817, married Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadians Casimir Boudreaux and Marie Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1854; Félicien was 37 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Joseph Prosper was born in Ascension Parish in February 1855, Joseph Lucien died 11 days after his birth in July 1856, Joseph Félicien was born in March 1858, and Joseph Butler in November 1862.  Félicien died in Ascension Parish in August 1863; he was only 46 years old.  

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Jean, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1825, married Constance, daughter of Isleños Raphaël Hernandez and Marie Hidalgo, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1857; Jean was 35 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Jean, fils was born in Ascension Parish in July 1858.  Jean, père died in Ascension Parish in November 1863; he was only 38 years old.  

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Joseph Arsène, called Arsène, born in Ascension Parish in June 1828, married Octavie, daughter of fellow Acadians Zéphirin Melançon and Marie Farelitte Bourgeois, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1852.  Their son Pierre Léo or Théodose was born in Ascension Parish in February 1853 but died at age 7 months the following October.  Arsène likely remarried to fellow Acadian Marthe Élise, called Élise and Elisa, LeBlanc at the Donaldsonville church in April 1857.  Their son Joseph Samuel was born in Ascension Parish in January 1858, and Justin Olivius in September 1868.  Arsène died in Ascension Parish in March 1870; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Arsènes, as he called him, died at "age ca. 35 years"; Joseph Arsène would have been 41. 

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Youngest son Étienne Reul or Riul, born in Ascension Parish in June 1835, married Virginia or Virginie, daughter of Spanish Creoles Antoine Gomes and Constance Hernandez, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1859.  Their son Ursin le jeune was born in Ascension Parish in October 1861 but died at age 1 in October 1862, Adam Constant was born in October 1863 but died at age 3 in October 1866, Jean le jeune was born in December 1865, François Armand in March 1868, and Joseph Léon in June 1870.  

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Other BERGERONs on the River

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

Paul Bergeron died in St. James Parish "at Widow Michel Bergeron about 4:00 at night" in September 1853.  The St. James priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Paul died at "age 71 yrs."  

Valentin Bergeron's daughter Marie Léonie was born in St. James Parish in July 1866.  The priest who recorded the girl's baptism did not give her father's name or her mother's parents' names.  

Jules Bergeron married Acadian Constantine Braud at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in October 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  Was Jules also an Acadian?

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

By the late 1790s, Spanish officials were counting Acadian Bergerons on upper Bayou Lafourche, where a second center of family settlement emerged.  These Bergerons had come from the Lower Acadian Coast, where their immigrant ancestors had settled in 1765.  The bayou Bergerons soon outnumbered their cousins remaining on the river:  

Descendants of Germain BERGERON (c1743-1790s; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père)

Germain, fourth and youngest son of Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise, fils and Marguerite Dugas, born at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, on Rivière St.-Jean in c1743, came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 with his widowed mother and followed her to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married fellow Acadian Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Bénoni LeBlanc, in May 1768.  Marguerite had come to the Louisiana from Maryland as an orphan in 1767.  Germain and Marguerite lived on the left, or east, bank of the river near the boundary between the St.-Jacques and Ascension districts before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Gautreaux and Metra families.  Germain, père died before November 1796, when his wife remarried at Assumption.  His surviving sons settled throughout the Bayou Lafourche valley, in Assumption, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes.  

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Oldest son Jean-Louis, born at St.-Jacques in c1772, survived childhood but did not marry. 

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Jean-Charles-Germain, called Germain fils, born probably at Ascension in c1786, married Marie Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jacques Doiron and Anne Josèphe Breaux, at Assumption in April 1805.  Their son Alexis Valéry, called Valéry, was born in Assumption Parish in March 1809, Jean Pierre, called Pierre, in June 1812, Théodule in c1814, Evariste Cyprien in February 1817, Justin Sixte in August 1818, Eusèbe Eusilien, called Eusilien, in December 1820, Jean Baptiste in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1821, Auguste Magloire in March 1823, and Germain III, also called Charles Germain, in October 1824.  Their daughter married into the Gros family.  Germain, fils died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1824; he was only 38 years old; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following month.  

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Alexis Valéry married Rosalie Basilise, daughter of fellow Acadians Martin Thibodeaux and Anne Marguerite Dugas, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1837.  Their son Hubald Hermengild, called Huberville, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1838, Valsin Théodose in January 1842, Joseph Trasimond in November 1843, Evariste Vileor near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in October 1853, and Eusilien Justilien in September 1855 but died in Lafourche Parish at age 2 in December 1857.  They also had a son named Aminville or Erminville.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux, Naquin, and Potier families.  

Huberville married Élise Marcel in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in April 1860.  Their son Huberville, fils was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1866.  

Erminville married Marie Passiana or Pationaire, daughter of Célestin Close and Léodile Bourgeois, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1864 while he was serving in Company F of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Pierre married Rosalie, also called Adèle, daughter of Joseph Ayo and his Acadian wife Adélaïde Naquin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1839.  Their son Joseph was born near Raceland in September 1854.  

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Jean Baptiste married Cléonise Estelle, daughter of Hyacinthe Rousseau and his Acadian wife Rosalie Delaune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1842.  They lived near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Jean Baptiste Homere was born in December 1844, Pierre Franklin, called Franklin, in November 1846, and Joseph Ernest in December 1861.  Their daughter married into the Legendre (Foreign French, not Acadian) family.  

During the War of 1861-65, Franklin may have served in Company I of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Franklin married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexis Célestin Benoit and Marie Rosalie Clément, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1868.  

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Auguste Magloire died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1849.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Théodule married Pauline Célesie, called Célesie, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Valentin Boudreaux and his Creole wife Catherine Berthelot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1849.  Their son Omer Valmont was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in February 1851, Joseph Oleus in Lafourche Parish in April 1854, Jean Baptiste in April 1856, Joseph Sylvère in March 1858, and Victor Adolphe in February 1860.  

2f

Germain III married Marie Clorene, daughter of Valéry Exnicios and his Acadian wife Marie Marcellite Roger, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1850.  Their son Ernest Onésime was born near Labadieville in April 1851, and Joseph Hectorne in Terrebonne Parish in August 1868.  In August 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted a single slave--a 41-year-old black female--on Germain Bergeron's farm in the parish's First Ward; this was Germain III.  

2g

Eusilien died of yellow fever in Lafourche Parish in September 1853.  He was only 32 years old and probably did not marry.  

3

Auguste- or Augustin-Bénoni, born at Ascension in October 1788, married Françoise Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadians Jacques Theriot and Françoise Guérin, at Ascension in July 1806.  Their son Norbert was born in Assumption Parish in June 1807, Édouard in April 1812, Zenon Théodule in October 1814, Auguste, fils died 15 days after his birth in October 1816, Ferdinand Jules, called Jules, was born in November 1819, Joseph Auguste, called Auguste, in September 1823 but died at age 2 in October 1825, and Rosémond Janville was born in January 1826.  Auguste Bénoni died in Assumption Parish in May 1833; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that Auguste was 48 years old when he died, but he was only 44. 

3a

Norbert married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Delaune and his German Creole wife Hyacinthe Michel, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1830.  Their son Fulcien or Lucien Honoré was born in Assumption Parish in December 1832, Laisin Augustin in May 1839 but died at age 5 in September 1844, Omer Auguste was born in December 1840, Dubregny Norbert or Norbert Dubregny in December 1842, Aurelien Désiré near Paincourtville in January 1845, and Désiré Cyprien in July 1847.  Their daughters married into the Cancienne family.  In July 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 4 slaves--a male and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 40 years to 7 months--on Norbert Bergeron's farm in the parish's Second Congressional District.  Norbert died in Assumption Parish in March 1851; he was only 43 years old.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 5 slaves--1 male and 4 females, 2 blacks and 3 mulattoes, ranging in age from 27 years to 3 months, living in a single house--on Widow Norbert Bergeron's farm in Ward 6 along the bayou; these were Azélie Delaune's slaves.  At least three of Norbert's sons served the Southern Confederacy in uniform, one of them at the cost of his life. 

During the War of 1861-65, Lucien served as a conscript in Company B of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which was composed of dozens of fellow Acadian conscripts from Assumption Parish that fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Like many of his fellow conscripts from Assumption, he did not survive the war.  He was reported "sick in quarters" for much of his time at Vicksburg and died probably at City Hospital there, of disease, in May 1863.  

During the War of 1861-65, Dubregny served in Company C of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  After being captured and paroled at Vicksburg in July 1863, Dubregny went home to await exchange.  After his exchange, he was captured at Grand Lake, Louisiana, in July 1864 and spent the rest of the war in a series of Federal prisoner-of-war camps at Ship Island, Mississippi, Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, and in the notorious compound at Elmira in upstate New York.  Unlike hundreds of his fellow Confederates who died in the squalor of Elmira, Dubregny survived his prisoner-of-war ordeal and returned to his family.  He married Zulmée or Zulma Gilbert at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Noe Renault Wuilly was born near Labadieville in October 1869. 

During the War of 1861-65, Omer Auguste likely served in Company C of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry with younger brother Dubregny; Omer also was captured at Grand Lake and endured the same fate as his brother.  Omer married Evella, daughter of fellow Acadians Edmond Blanchard and Marie Bathilde Talbot, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Arthur Maurice Ernest was born in Assumption Parish in July 1869. 

Aurelien Désiré married cousin Léontine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Delaune and his Creole wife Azélie Colonne, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1869; they had to secure a dispensation for an unrecorded degree of consanguinity in order to marry. 

3b

Édouard married Anne Pélagie, called Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadians Étienne Boudreaux and Ursule Olive Doiron, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1834.  Their son Édouard Jean, called Desédouard, was born in Assumption Parish in August 1835, Émile Joseph in April 1837, Osémé in c1840 but died at age 8 in March 1849, Jules Schuyler was born in January 1842 but died the following September, Olésiphore was born in April 1845, Joseph Augustin in September 1847, Alfred in October 1850, and a son, name and age unrecorded, died in January 1856.  

Desédouard married Marcellite, daughter of Ursin Falteman and Céleste Bergeron, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in September 1859.  Their son Joseph Thelor had been born near Attakapas Canal in August 1859, Victor was born in July 1861, André Anatole in December 1865, Dutereil or Utrel died at age 7 months in October 1867, and Oscar Valentine was born in February 1870.  During the War of 1861-65, Desédouard served in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  

During the War of 1861-65, Émile served in Company C of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Émile married Oceana, daughter of fellow Acadians Trasimond Roger and Antoinette dite Manette Comeaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1865.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Assumption Parish in December 1866 a day after its birth.  Émile remarried to Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Faustin Amand Blanchard and Clarisse Breaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1868.  Their son Amand Laurent was born near Paincourtville in September 1869 but died 2 days after his birth, and a son, name unrecorded, died in December 1870 3 days after his birth. 

3c

Zenon married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Barrilleaux and Françoise Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1835.  Their son Eugène Amédée was born in Assumption Parish in November 1836, a newborn infant, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in February 1838, Émile Théodule was born in July 1839, Désiré Léon in July 1841, Ulysse Gustave in November 1843, Pierre in February 1849, Eusilien Vela in May 1851, twins Justinien Olefin and Lucien Félicien in May 1854, and Cleopha Anatole in July 1856.  Their daughter married into the Dodman family. 

Eugène married Rosema, daughter of fellow Acadians Urbain Daigle and Doralise Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1859, and remarried to Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadians Lubin Aucoin and Anne Marie dite Nanette Doiron, at the Labadieville church in April 1866.  

During the War of 1861-65, Ulysse served in Company B of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which was composed of dozens of fellow Acadian conscripts from Assumption Parish that fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Ulysse surrendered with his regiment in July 1863 but, along with many of his fellow conscripts in the unit, refused to sign a parole.  Federal authorities sent him, via Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, to the prisoner-of-war compound at Camp Morton, Indiana, near Indianapolis.  He survived his ordeal there and was released on taking the oath of allegiance to the Federal government in January 1865.  Ulysse married Célestine, daughter of Gédéon Cancienne and his Acadian wife Marcellite Aucoin, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1867.  

3d

Jules married Félicienne, daughter of Francois Truxillo and Azélie Rousseau, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1839.  Their son Augustin le jeune was born in Assumption Parish in January 1840 but died the following September, Octave Jules was born in December 1842, Onésiphore Ulysse in December 1843, and twins Léo Augustin and Léon Lovenci in May 1851. Their daughters married into the Ampere and Simoneaux families, both in Assumption Parish.  In the 1850s, Jules took his family to St. Mary Parish on the lower Bayou Teche--perhaps the only Acadian Bergerons to settle west of the Atchafalaya Basin during the antebellum period.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Mary Parish counted 7 slaves--3 males and 4 females, ranging in age from 40 to 3--on Jules Bergeron's farm in the parish's Western District.  

3e

Rosémond married Augustine or Justine, daughter of Antoine Barras and Rosalie Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Auguste le jeune was born in Assumption Parish in August 1851, a second Auguste le jeune in June 1854, and Justinien Antoine in September 1856.  Their daughter married into the Delaune family.  

4

Youngest son François-Joseph, born probably at Ascension in October 1790, may have died young.  

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON, fils (c1754-1820s; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Augustin)

Jean-Baptiste, fils, called Baptiste, eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Bergeron and Catherine Caissie dit Roger, born at Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, on Rivière St.-Jean, in c1754, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in February 1765 with his parents and siblings.  They followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District but did not remain there.  After his grandfather, his father, and two of his siblings died in the Teche Valley epidemic of 1765, Jean-Baptiste, fils retreated with his widowed mother and siblings to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married Lise-Marie-Josèphe, called Lise or Marie, daughter of Basile Babin and stepdaughter of Michel Cormier of Opelousas, in June 1778.  Lise-Marie had been born at Halifax during Le Grand Dérangement and also had come to Louisiana via St.-Domingue in 1765.  By the mid-1790s, they were living on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Foret, Guidry, LeBlanc, Melançon, Mire, Renaud, Richard, and Savoie families.  Jean Baptiste's succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1827; he would have been in his early 70s that year.  His older son's line may have died out, but his younger sons' lines survived.  His two middle sons settled in Lafourche Parish, one grandson as far down bayou as Raceland.  Jean-Baptiste's youngest son moved even farther south, to Terrebonne Parish, settling near Montegut in the coastal marshes.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Pierre, born at St.-Jacques in February 1787, married Marie Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul LeBlanc and Marie Boudreaux of Manchac, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1811.  Their daughter married into the Autin family.  Jean Pierre may have remarried to French Creole Pauline Theaux in Lafourche Interior Parish in the late 1820s.  Their son Jean Bernard Sylvain, called Sylvain, was born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the late 1820s.  Jean Pierre died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1828; he was only 41 years old.  

Sylvain, by his father's second wife, married Clara Radaville or Rodeville, daughter of German Creoles Noël Haydel and Carmelite Haydel, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1855.  Sylvain died in Terrebonne Parish in April 1858, in his late 20s or early 30s; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Houma courthouse the following month.  Except for its blood, this line of the family may have died with him.  

2

Édouard, born at St.-Jacques in December 1792, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean François Rassicot and his second wife Marie Josèphe Robichaux, probably in Assumption Parish in the early 1810s.  Their son Joachim Drosin was born in Assumption Parish in March 1815, François Régis or Rémi in October 1817, Auguste or Augustin in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1819, Evariste in February 1821 but died at age 3 in June 1824, Arsène was born in November 1824, Édouard Jourdain in September 1828, Marcellin in March 1833, and Eugène in December 1835.  Their daughters married into the Boutary and Dantin families.  Édouard, père remarried to Marianne, daughter of Jean Pierre Lirette and his Acadian wife Marie Madeleine Darembourg, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1843; Marianne's mother was a Darembourg.  In December 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 6 slaves--4 males and 2 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 33 to 12--on Édouard Bergeron's farm along Bayou Lafourche.  Édouard, père died in Lafourche Parish in April 1859; he was 66 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse later that month.  

2a

Joachim Drosin, by his first wife, married Florianne Estelle, called Estelle, daughter of French Creole Pierre Lagarde, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1834; Florianne's mother was a De La Maziere.  Their son Joseph Joachim, called Joachim, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1837, Émile Abram in October 1842, Pierre Anatole in November 1851, Arthur Thomas in November 1853, Édouard Albery in June 1855, Henri Cleopha in April 1857, and Vilfrid Edgard in December 1862.  Their daughter married into the Caillouet family.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 2 slaves--a 43-year-old black male and a 30-year-old black female--on Joachim Bergeron's farm; this probably was Joachim Drosin.  

Joseph Joachim married Marie Rosa Georgiana, called Georgina, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Auguste Hébert and Rosalie Lejeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1858.  Their son Joseph Émile was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1861, Joseph Augustin in February 1865 but died at age 7 months the following September, Louis Kleber was born in February 1867, and Joseph Henri in October 1869.  

2b

François Régis, by his first wife, married Marie Élisabeth or Élise, called Élise or Élisa, daughter of Paul Grabert and his Acadian wife Marie Madeleine Gaudin of St. James Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1839.  Their son Édouard le jeune was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1845, François, fils, called Frank, in October 1847, Paul in October 1853 but died at age 4 1/2 in June 1858, Pierre Paulin was born in June 1856, and Joseph in c1858 but died at age 4 1/2 in September 1863.  Their daughters married into the Barrios, Guidroz, and Richard families.  In December 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 2 slaves--a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old female, both black--on François Bergeron's farm along the bayou; this probably was François Régis.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 4 slaves--2 males and 2 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 45 to 1--on François Bergeron's farm in the parish's Eighth Ward.  

Frank married Céleste, daughter of Hermogène Adam and his Acadian wife Denise Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1869.  

Édouard le jeune married Azélie Adélaïde, daughter of Henri Hoffman and his Acadian wife Louise Aucoin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1869.  

2c

Édouard Jourdain, by his first wife, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1845.  He was only 17 years old and did not marry.

2d

Auguste, by his first wife, married Émilie Mélicère, 20-year-old daughter of Terence Toups and Marie Caroline Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1845.  Their son Arsène Émile, called Émile, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1847 but died at age 16 in April 1863, François Henry was born in October 1848, Terence Edouard in January 1851, a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in a yellow fever epidemic in September 1853, Félix Théogène was born in March 1854, Joseph Augustin in September 1855, and Narcisse Ozéma in October 1862.  Their daughter married into the Lefort family.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 2 slaves--both female, both black, ages 26 and 12--on Auguste Bergeron's farm in the parish's Eighth Ward not far from Mrs. Terence Toups; the census taker noted that Auguste was the "employer," so he may not have owned the two slaves.  Auguste remarried to Laurenza, daughter of fellow Acadian François Hébert and his Creole wife Victorine Toups, at the Thibodaux church in July 1866; Auguste was 46 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Georges Étienne was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1868, and Charles in February 1870.  

2e

Arsène married Anne Armina or Hermina,19-year-old daughter of Jean Lagarde and his Acadian wife Adélaïde Templet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1845.  Their son Joseph Arthur was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1848, Jean Léon in February 1852, Charles Augustin in June 1854 but died at age 1 in July 1855, and Paul Arsène Oscar was born in July 1856.  Arsène remarried to Marie Éloise or Léonie, called Léonie, another daughter of Paul Grabert and Marie Madeleine Gaudin widow of distant cousin Joseph Laurence Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church in January 1859.  Their son Paul was born in Lafourche Parish in April 1866 but died 2 months later, and twin sons Joseph and Louis were born in December 1868 but Joseph died at age 5 months the following May.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted 4 slaves--3 males and 1 female, all mulattoes except for 1 black, ages 27 to 12--on Arcène Bergeron's farm in the parish's Eighth Ward.  

Joseph Arthur married Marie Emma, daughter of Théophile Daunis and Marie Adele Boutary, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1870.  Their son Joseph Thomas was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1870. 

2f

Marcellin married Marie or Mary, daughter of Anglo American John C. Brown and Marie Justine Pontiff, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Perrin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1851, Léon Marcellin in December 1859, a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in November 1862, and Jean was born near Raceland in November 1867.  

2g

During the War of 1861-65, Eugène served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Eugène married Philomène, daughter of Adolphe Legendre and Célesie Ledet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1865.  

3

François-Maximilien, called François M. and Maxille, born at Assumption in August 1802, married Marie, 21-year-old daughter of Alexis Autin and Marie Aubert of St. John the Baptist Parish, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1824.  Their daughter married into the Dufrene family.  François remarried to Marie Pauline or Pollone, 24-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Clouâtre and Marie Élisabeth Thibodeaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1830.  Their daughter married into the Haydel family.  François remarried again--his third marriage--to Joséphine, daughter of Justin Pontiff and his Acadian wife Marie Madeleine Lejeune, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1843.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in March 1847, Louis Joseph in January 1856, and François, fils in May 1857, when François M. was in his early 50s.  Their daughters married into the Janchler or Jouchler and Maronge families.  François Maximilien died in Lafourche Parish in April 1858; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that François was 57 years old when he died, but he was "only" 55.  

Jean Baptiste, by his third wife, died in Lafourche Parish in February 1866.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry.    

4

Youngest son Drosin, born in Assumption Parish in March 1809, married Marie Constance, called Constance, 23-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Tranquille François Arcement and Anne Rassicot, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1832.  Their son Joachim Drosin le jeune, also called Drosin, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1834, Charles Amédée in January 1837, and Raphaël in March 1840.  Their daughters married into the Henry, Ledet, and Navarre families.  Drosin, père remarried to Julie Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Pierre Pitre and Rosalie Achée, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1859; Drosin, père was 50 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Aristide Mames was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1860.  Drosin, père died near Montegut in August 1868; he was 59 years old; a petition for administration of his estate was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, the following October. 

4a

Drosin, fils married Mathilde, daughter of  German Creole Nicolas Malbrough and his Acadian wife Clarisse Daigle and widow of Valéry Berthelot, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1857.  Drosin, fils remarried to Elda Gerbeau in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1866.  Their son Laurence was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1867, and perhaps another son named Laurence in February 1870.  

4b

Raphaël married Berthilde, daughter of Joseph Duplantis and François Charpentier, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1859.  Their son Joseph Valéry was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1863, Joseph Raphaël near Montegut in June 1865, and Jean Americus in November 1869.  

Descendants of Charles BERGERON (c1756-1808; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Augustin)

Charles, second son of Jean-Baptiste Bergeron and Catherine Caissie dit Roger of Rivière St.-Jean, born in Acadia in c1756 during Le Grand Dérangement, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in February 1765 with his parents and siblings.  They followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District but did not remain there.  After his grandfather, his father, and two of his siblings died in the Teche Valley epidemic of 1765, Charles retreated with his widowed mother and siblings to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Forest and Marguerite Saulnier, at Ascension, on the river above St.-Jacques, in October 1779.  Marie also had been born in Acadia during Le Grand Dérangement and also had come to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Beausergeant, and Guidry families.  In the early 1790s, Charles moved his family to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he remarried to Victoire-Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Augustin Benoit and Marie-Madeleine Gautreaux, at Assumption in January 1794.  Victoire was a native of St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, and had come to Louisiana in 1785 aboard one of the Seven Ships.  They lived on the upper bayou near the boundary between what became Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou to present-day Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughters married into the Crochet, Himmel, Rhodes, and Thibodaux (French Canadian, not Acadian) families.  Charles's succession records were filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Interior Parish, in January 1808 and December 1810.  He would have been in his early 1850s in those years.  His many sons--eight out of 10 of them created families of their own--settled in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, some as far south as Montegut in the coastal marshes.  

1

Oldest son Pierre-Charles, also called Charles, fils, from his father's first wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in January 1786, married Marie Louise, daughter of François Boudeloche and his Acadian wife Marie Madeleine Trahan, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1809.  Their son Jean Pierre was born in Assumption Parish in August 1810, Jean Baptiste Isidore in September 1815, Narcisse in January 1817, Jean Eusèbe, called Eusèbe, in what became Terrebonne Parish, in December 1819, and Hubert in October 1827.  They also had an older son named Florentin.  Their daughters married into the Aubert and Donohue families.  

1a

Florentin married Marie Marcelline or Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadians Honoré Breaux and Marie Félicité Richard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1833.  Their son Pierre Drosin, called Drosin, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1834, Jean Baptiste le jeune in April 1836, Narcisse le jeune in April 1838, Florentin Aurestile, called Aurestile, in July 1847, and Joseph Adam in February 1855.  Their daughters married into the Le Lorre or Lorette and Robichaux families.  Florentin died in Terrebonne Parish in July 1857, a widower (his wife had died 11 months earlier); a petition for the administration of his estate was not filed at the Houma courthouse until September 1866.  

During the War of 1861-65, Drosin served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Drosin may have married fellow Acadian Azema Bourg in Terrebonne Parish during or just after the war.  Their son Joachim Raphaël was born near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1866.  

During the War of 1861, Narcisse le jeune served in the Terrebonne Parish Regiment Militia.  He married Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux and his Creole wife Aimée Caroline Jeanne Olivier and widow of Treville Juneau, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1865; the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish (Azéma's first husband had died of disease at Vicksburg in late 1862 while serving with Company C of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery).  Narcisse and Azéma's son Jules was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1866.  

1b

Jean Baptiste Isidore, living in Terrebonne Parish, married Délaïde, Delcie, Delcide, Delside, Eleida, Eleide, Felcide, Felicise, Felgide, Felsie, Telcide, Teleide, Telsi, Telside, or Thelside, daughter of Nicolas Lirette and Marie Malbrough, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1834.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1835, Pierre Eusèbe, called Eusèbe, in December 1836, Adam Trasimond, called Trasimond, in November 1843, Aglone in November 1846, François Malvine in March 1849, and Denis Julien at Bayou Cannes in October 1851.  Their daughters married into the Adam, Leboeuf, Marcel, Moore, and Savoie families.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 2 slaves--a 20-year-old female and a 3-year-old male, both black--on Jean Bte. Bergeron's farm; this may have been Jean Baptiste Isidore.  

Eusèbe married Justine Euselia, called Euselia, daughter of Philippe Darce and Marie Émeline Dupré of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1856.  Their son Lucien Ambroise was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1857.  

Jean Baptiste, fils married Élodie, daughter of Furcy Poché or Porche and his Acadian wife Justine Aucoin, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1857.  Their son Henri Ernest was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1863, and Jules Adrien in April 1869.  

During the War of 1861-65, Trasimond served in Company F of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

1c

Narcisse, living in Terrebonne Parish, married Marie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Ambroise Dugas and Marcellite Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1839.  Their son Ambroise Octave, called Octave, was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in July 1840, Pierre Franklin, called Franklin, in February 1842, Narcisse Schuyler, called Schuyler, in February 1844, Joseph Ulysse in December 1848 but died at age 3 in October 1851, and Evariste Narcisse was born perhaps posthumously in February 1854.  Their daughter married into the Stevens family.  Narcisse may have died in Lafourche Parish in September 1853 during a yellow fever epidemic; if so, he would have been only 36 years old.  

During the War of 1861-65, Octave served as a sergeant in Company H of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Octave married Léontine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Charles Sonnier and Rosalie Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Félix Michel was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1867, and Charles Ave in January 1869.  

During the War of 1861-65, Schuyler served in the same unit as older brother Octave.  Schuyler married Emma, daughter of fellow Acadians Hermogène Louvière and Meranthe Daigle, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1866; the marriage also was recorded in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Joseph Giles was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1867, and Joseph Albert in January 1870.  

During the War of 1861-65, Franklin may have served in Company I of the 26th Regiment Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish.  Franklin married Marie Émée, called Émée, daughter of Théodule Estivenne or Stephen and his Acadian wife Mélasie Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1864 while still in Confederate service.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafourche Parish in June 1868, and Oscar died at age 1 in June 1870.  

1d

Eusèbe married Marie Modeste, called Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadian François Hébert and his Creole wife Adélaïde Lirette, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1841.  Their son François Eusèbe, called Eusèbe, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1844, Henry Clay in December 1845, Auguste Claiborne in February 1848, Alcide Joseph in February 1856, and Paulin Dalpherez in June 1860.  Their daughters married into the Gerbeau and Trahan families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted a single slave--a 5-year-old male--on Eusèbe Bergeron's farm.  

During the War of 1861-65, Eusèbe, fils served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Eusèbe, fils married Alida or Elida, daughter of Pierre Gerbeau and his Acadian wife Eglantine Trahan, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1868.  

Henry Clay married Odile, daughter of fellow Acadians Auguste Giroir and Rosalie Comeau and widow of Alfred Pitre, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in April 1869.  Their son Henry Baptiste was born in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.  

1e

Hubert married Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Daigle and his Creole wife Émelie Lirette and widow of Ulysse Gautreaux, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1853. 

2

Jean-Baptiste, by his father's first wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1788, married Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Laurent Lancon or Lanzon and his Acadian wife Anne Michel, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1809.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Assumption Parish in March 1819, and Célestin Vital in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1825.  Their daughter married into the Savoie family.  

2a

Jean Baptiste, fils may have married fellow Acadian Marie Josèphe or Joséphine Pitre in either Lafourche Interior or Terrebonne Parish in the early 1840s.  Their son Eugène Félix was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1843, Ulysse Jean Baptiste in December 1845, Adolphe died in Assumption Parish, age 5 months, in February 1849, Frank Benjamin was baptized at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, age 3 months, in December 1849, Léo Adoisca was born in November 1851, Élie Désiré in May 1856, and Joseph Aurelien in January 1859.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron and Comeaux families.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 2 slaves--a 20-year-old female and a 3-year-old male, both black--on Jean Bte. Bergeron's farm; this may have been Jean Baptiste, fils.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 5 slaves--3 males and 2 females, all black, ranging in age from 28 to 2, living in a single house--on J. B. Bergeron's farm in the parish's Fourth Ward; this may have been Jean Baptiste, fils.  

Ulysse married fellow Acadian Joséphine Giroir probably in Terrebonne Parish in the 1860s.  Their son Laurence was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1867.  

2b

Célestin married Marie Adeline, called Adeline, 16-year-old daughter of Jean Pierre Ledet and his Acadian wife Marie Josèphe Roger, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1848, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1855; Adeline's mother was a Roger.  Their son Hubin Ellis was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1861, and Ernest Cepin in October 1866.  Their daughter married a Bergeron cousin.  

3

An infant son, name unrecorded, from his father's first wife, died at Ascension in September 1790.  

4

Alexandre, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in August 1792, married Marie Euphrosine, called Euphrosine or Froisine, daughter of French Canadian Nicolas Bélanger and his Creole wife Marguerite Lejeune, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1817.  Their son Léon or Jean Joachim, called Joachim, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1819, Benjamin, also called Lomere or Homer, was baptized at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, age 4, in December 1827, Charlesville or Charles was born in February 1828, and Claiborne Thomas in July 1833.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Duthu, Loewenstein, and Robertson or Robinson families.  Alexandre died before October 1850, when the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 6 slaves--all females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 38 to 8--on Euphrosine Bergeron's farm; these probably were the slaves of Alexandre's widow, Euphrosine Bélanger.  In May 1852, a petition for Alexandre's succession inventory was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 11 slaves--6 males and 5 females, all mulattoes except for 1 black, ranging in age from 48 to 1, living in 2 houses--on Mrs. A. Bergeron's farm in the parish's Sixth Ward; again, these were Euphrosine Bélanger's slaves. 

4a

Joachim married Eve Eveline, 17-year-old daughter of Hippolyte Chataignier and his Acadian wife Émelie Léocade Gautreaux, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1852.  Their son John Arthur was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1856, and Gemmy Bernard in August 1864.  

4b

Charles married cousin Elfride, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Léandre Crochet and Madeleine Bergeron, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1852.  Their son Charles Léandre was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1860.  

4c

Claiborne married cousin Pauline Émilia or Émilia Pauline, daughter of Auguste Echete and Héloise Bélanger, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1857.  Their son Alexandre Ulysse was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1857, Joseph Claiborne in October 1862, Joseph Edwin in March 1864, and Joseph Ernest in May 1867.  

4d

Homer married cousin Émilie Ada, another daughter of Auguste Echete and Héloise Bélanger, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1863; Homer was 40 years old at the time of the wedding, so one wonders if this was his first marriage.  Their son Joseph Alexis was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1867.  Homer died in Terrebonne Parish in October 1870, in his late 40s; his succession record was filed at the Houma courthouse later in the month.  

5

Pierre-Paul, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension in February 1795, may have died young.  

6

Pierre-Paul-Rosémond, also called Rosémond and Charles Rosémond, from his father's second wife, born at Ascension or Assumption in the late 1790s, married Adélaïde Eulalie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Seville or Silvy and his Acadian wife Cécile Boudreaux of Lafourche Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1819.  Their son Pierre Paul was baptized at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, age 2, in September 1822, Charles Gédéon was baptized at age 2 in June 1827, Augustin, called Justin, was born in March 1831, and Jean Baptiste in March 1840.  They also had a son named Joseph.  Their daughters married into the Domingue and Guidry families.  Rosémond died in Terrebonne Parish in January 1849; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Houma courthouse later that month and again in October 1854.  

6a

Charles married Julie, 15-year-old daughter of Joachim Poché or Porche and his Acadian wife Théotiste Bourgeois, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1847.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1858.  

6b

Justin married Émilie, daughter of Henri Roddy and his Acadian wife Élisabeth dite Lise Hébert of Lafourche Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1856.  Their son Henri was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1854, and Jean Baptiste in May 1862.  Justin remarried to Marie Esther or Estelle, daughter of Anglo American William Buford, at the Houma church in March 1864; Marie Esther's mother was a Foret.  Their son Joseph Willey was born near Montegut in November 1866, Jean Jimmy Washington, called Jemmy, in December 1868 but died at age 9 months in September 1869, and Adam Alidor was born in August 1870. 

6c

Joseph married Eveline, Evelina, or Velina, daughter of French Creoles Jean Sylvère Baudoin and Estelle Bourgeois of Lafourche Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1857, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1859.  

7

Guillaume, by his father's second wife, born probably at Assumption in the late 1790s, married Marie, daughter of French Creoles Gabriel Arceneaux and Catherine LeBoeuf, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1818.  Their son Pierre Telesphore, called Telesphore, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1827, Jean Léon in November 1831, and Marcellin Leandre in October 1834.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  

Telesphore married fellow Acadian Elisa Boudreaux in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1850.  Their son Octave was baptized at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, no age given, in September 1852, and Léon Alcide was born in April 1857.  

8

Jean-Charles, called Charles and Jean Charley, from his father's second wife, born at Assumption in December 1799, married 16-year-old Arthémise, another daughter of Gabriel Arceneaux and Catherine LeBoeuf, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1820, and recorded the marriage in Terrebonne Parish in June 1822.  Their son Charles Ursin, called Ursin, was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in June 1822, Pierre Octave, Orther, Hortaire, Hotard, or Arthur in April 1825, Norbert in April 1829, Sylvère in November 1831, Jean Washington or Washington Berger, called Washington, in January 1837, Hubert in January 1838, Jean Baptiste Crejus or Frejus, called Baptiste and sometimes Frejus, in February 1840, Théophile in September 1844, and Aubert Osémé in July 1849.  Their daughters married into the Bonvillain and Marcel families.  

8a

Pierre Arthur married Émilie, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Comeaux and Marguerite Crochet, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1844, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1849.  Their son Adam or Eubin Amédée, also called Jean Labin, was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1849.  They also had a son named Robert.  Pierre Arthur remarried to Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eléonore dit Léonor Crochet and his Creole wife Élise Pichoff, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1860, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church in June 1862.  Their son Augustin Alexis was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1869.  

Robert, by his father's first wife, married cousin Euselia, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bergeron and Joséphine Pitre, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1864, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1870.  Their son Urbain was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1869, and Jean Baptiste Ernest in December 1869[sic].  

Adam, by his father's first wife, married cousin Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Célestin Bergeron and his Creole wife Adeline Ledet, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in November 1868. 

8b

Ursin married 17-year-old Adèle, another daughter of Jean Comeaux and Marguerite Crochet, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1845, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1851.  Their son Thomas Adam was born at "Lau Bleu," Terrebonne Parish, in October 1848, Henri Séraphin in December 1862, and Wily in July 1868.  Their daughter married into the Maronge family.  

8c

Norbert married Eles, Helea, Helena, Lea, Leah, or Léoi, 19-year-old daughter of Jacques Bonvillain and his Acadian wife Émelie Crochet, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1852, on the same day and at the same place that Norbert's sister Susanne married Leah's brother Célestin.  Norbert and Leah's son Adam was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1854, Ernest Henri Clay in February 1857, and Narcisse Myrtile in September 1864.  

8d

Baptiste married Émeline or Melina, another daughter of  Eléonore Crochet and Élise Pichoff, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1859, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Adam Baptiste was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1860, and Joseph Aurelien in April 1862.  Baptiste remarried to Zulmée Élisabeth Crochet in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1865. 

8e

During the War of 1861-65, Washington served in Company H of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Washington married Edmire or Elmire, daughter of Adolphe Danion and his Acadian wife Marie Benoit, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1863 while he was home awaiting exchange, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1864.  Their son Joseph Charley was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1864, and Eusilien André in October 1868.   

8f

Théophile married fellow Acadian Célina Pitre in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1865.  

9

Pierre-Célestin, called Célestin, from his father's second wife, born at Assumption in February 1803, married fellow Acadian Phelonise Babin in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1824.  Their son Trasimond Claiborne or Claiborne Trasimond was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in May 1829, Thomas Philemon, called Philemon, in January 1833, Charles Léon, called Léon, in May 1834, Charles Émile, called Émile, in April 1842, and Georges Célestin in June 1845.  Their daughters married into the Bratten, Hébert, and Luke families.  Célestin's mortgage with the Union Bank of Louisiana was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1838.  Célestin's probate sale was held in Terrebonne Parish in January 1846; he would have been 43 years old that year.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 6 slaves--3 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 35 to 2--on Felonise Bergeron's farm; these probably were Phelonise Babin's slaves. 

9a

Trasimond may have married Martha Shy in Terrebonne Parish in the mid-1850s.  Their son Paul Wilson was baptized at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, age 10 years, in June 1866. 

9b

Émile died in Terrebonne Parish in July 1860.  He was only 17 years old.  

9c

Philemon married Camillia or Cornelia, daughter of Théogène Marcel and his Acadian wife Survillia Chiasson, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1861; Cornelia's mother was a Chiasson.  Philemon died by January 1864, when Cornelia remarried in Terrebonne Parish; he would have been 31 years old that year.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

10

Youngest son Marcellin Vital, by his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in November 1809, married French Creole Julie Celie, Celisie, Cidloi, Cylois, Eulalie, Justine, Sidelie, Siglaie, or Silvie Bonvillain of St. Mary Parish in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1833.  Their son Charles le jeune was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1839[sic], and Joseph Franklin or Franklin Joseph, called Frank, in March 1839.  They also had sons named Arthur, called Arti, and Marcellin Aristide.   Their daughters married into the Antill, Bonvillain, and Munson families.  Marcellin Vital died probably in Terrebonne Parish in November 1841; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Marcellin was 34 years old when he died, but he was only 32, and that he was "Buried in Cemetery in Terrebonne"; a petition for a family meeting was filed in Marcellin's name at the Houma courthouse in April 1853.  

10a

Frank married Joséphine O, daughter of Joseph Perigeaux and Louisa Oram, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1859.  

10b

Arthur married Marie Elvina, called Elvina, daughter of fellow Acadians Martin Hébert and Mathilde Dubois, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1860.  Their son Léonce Marcellin was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1861.  

10c

Marcellin Aristide married cousin Aurore Evelina, daughter of Aubert Bonvillain and Virginie Watkins, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Rémi Hasy Lawson was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1866. 

Descendants of Jean-Théodore BERGERON (1762-1832; Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, père, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils)

Jean-Théodore, called Théodore, younger son of Charles Bergeron and Isabelle Arseneau of Rivière St.-Jean, born probably at Halifax in July 1764, came to Louisiana in 1765 with his parents and siblings and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married Théotiste, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Forest and Marie Landry, in February 1786.  Théotiste was a native of St.-Jacques.  Their children were born there.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family.  Théodore remarried to Constance, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Bourgeois and Rosalie LeBlanc and widow of François Régis Part, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in October 1815; Théodore was 51 years old at the time of the wedding.  Constance was a native of St. James.  Their daughters married into the Autin, Boudreaux, Champagne, and Toups families.  In the late 1810s, Théodore left the river and joined his cousins on upper Bayou Lafourche.  His children followed.  Théodore died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded his burial said that Théodore was 78 years old when he died, but he was "only" 70; his succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following December.  His middle son settled near the river in Ascension Parish, but his oldest and youngest sons remained in Lafourche.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 3 slaves--a 60-year-old male, a 52-year-old female, and a 13-year-old male, all black--on Widow T. Bergeron's farm in the Cotan area of the parish; these probably were Constance Bourgeois's slaves.  

1

Oldest son Simon-Pierre or Pierre-Simon, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in October 1793, married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Mathurin LeBlanc and Rosalie Theriot, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in August 1814.  Their son Pierre Désiré, called Désiré, was born in Assumption Parish in December 1818, Joseph Laurence, called Laurence, in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1825, Jean Adolphe, called Adolphe, in April 1829, and Valfroi Michel or Michel Valfroi, called Valfroi, in December 1832.  Their daughters married into the Guillot, Richard, and Robichaux families.  Simon Pierre died in Lafourche Parish in July 1861; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Simone was 71 years old when he died, but he was "only" 67. 

1a

Désiré married Marie Uranie, called Uranie, daughter of Paul Grabert and his Acadian wife Marie Madeleine Gaudin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1843.  Their son Pierre Laurence, called Laurence le jeune, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1845, and Joseph in March 1852. 

Laurence le jeune died in Lafourche Parish in February 1865.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.  

1b

Laurence married Marie Éloise, Léonie, or Louise, another daughter of Paul Grabert and Marie Madeleine Gaudin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1849.  Their son Joseph Octave, called Octave, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1851 but died in a yellow fever epidemic at age 2 1/2 in October 1853, Joseph died at age 2 months in December 1853, and Evemot was baptized at the Thibodaux church, no age given, in 1854.  Laurence died in Lafourche Parish in August 1855; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Laurence was 27 years old when he died, but he was 29.  Laurence's wife remarried to another Acadian Bergeron.  

1c

Valfroi married Philomène, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Gautreaux and his Creole wife Scholastique Peltier of Assumption Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1855.  Their son Joseph Numa was born in Lafourche Parish in April 1859, Philippe Cleopha in January 1861, Simon Alcide in August 1862, and Valéry Odille in October 1870.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Lafourche Parish counted a single slave--a 15-year-old black female--on Valfroid Bergeron's farm in the parish's Seventh Ward.  

1d

Adolphe died in Lafourche Parish in December 1864.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Adolphe was 38 years old when he died, but he was only 35.  He probably never married.  

2

Jean- or Pierre-Ursin, called Ursin, from his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in April 1796, married Léocade, daughter of Michel Migott or Migou and his Acadian wife Rosalie Hébert, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in July 1814; Léocade's mother was an Hébert.  They followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche in the late 1810s, but they did not remain there.  They were living in Ascension Parish by the late 1820s. 

3

Benjamin, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in November 1799, married Marie Célesie, daughter of Louis Dué and Célesie Richau of St. Charles and Lafourche Interior parishes, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1820.  Their son Benjamin Ulgère or Ludgère, called Ludger, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1823, Louis Armogène in c1826 but died at age 10 in January 1837, Adam was born in October 1830, Pierre Émile in August 1832, Adolphe Amédée in January 1834, and Louis Oleus in August 1842.  They also had a son named Jean Adélard, called Adélard.  Their daughter married into the Cantrelle family.  

3a

Ludger married Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexis Lejeune and Ludger married Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Lejeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1845.  Their son Charles Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1847, and Louis Auguste or Louis Oleus le jeune in November 1849 but died at age 10 months in September 1850.  Ludger remarried to Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph F. Richard, at the Thibodaux church in January 1854.  Their son Théophile was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1856.  During the War of 1861-65, Ludger served as fifth sergeant in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  , at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1845.  Their son Charles Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1847, and Louis Auguste or Louis Oleus le jeune in November 1849 but died at age 10 months in September 1850.  Ludger remarried to Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph F. Richard and Elisa Landry, at the Thibodaux church in January 1854.  Their son Théophile was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1856.  During the War of 1861-65, Ludger served as fifth sergeant in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

3b

Adélard married Adèle, daughter of Joseph Munson and his Acadian wife Marie Daigle, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1855; Adèle's mother was a Daigle.  Their son Charles Lucien, called Lucien, was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1860.  A petition for tutorship for his children was filed in Adélard's name at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in July 1866.  

4

Youngest son Édouard, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in January 1803, died at age 1 in February 1804.

Other BERGERONs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Aloyse Bergeron's son Charles was baptized at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, age 3 in September 1822.  

Marie Bathilde Bergeron married Acadian Hippolyte Chiasson in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1830.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents'  names. 

Wilfried Bergeron married Émilie Badeaux probably in Lafourche Parish in the early 1850s and settled near Lockport.  

J. C. Bergeron married Cléonise Boudreaux probably in Lafourche Parish in the mid-1850s.  Their son Léonie Justilien was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1857.  

Jean Baptiste Bergeron's son Léonce died in Ascension Parish at age 10 months in August 1858.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name, so one wonders which Jean Baptiste this may have been.  

Amédée Bergeron married Brigitte Caulfield at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names, son one wonders if Amédée was Acadian.

Antoinette Bergeron's son Frank Joseph was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1863.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  

Omer Bergeron died in Lafourche Parish in February 1866.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Omer's age at the time of his burial, mention a wife, or give any parents' names.  

Uselia Bergeron's son Franklin was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1867.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  

Scholas Bergeron died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1868.  The priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names or even give Scholas's age at the time of his/her death.  Was Scholas short for Scholastique or for Nicolas? 

Simon Bergeron married Tarsile _____ probably in Lafourche Parish in the 1860s.  Their daughter Domithilde married Charles, son of Anglo American Tom Barlett, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1868.  

Augustin Bergeron died in Terrebonne Parish at age 10 in May 1870.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give any parents' names.  

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Bergeron is a fairly common surname in France and French Canada.  A number of non-Acadian Bergerons lived in French Louisiana as early as the 1720s, decades before their Acadian namesakes arrived: 

Jean-Baptiste, son of Léonard Bergeron and Marguerite Beauvais, perhaps from Canada, was "resident upstream on the river" when he married Marie Jeanne, daughter of "captain of arms at Brest" Joseph Dauphin and Élisabeth-Perin Bourgeois, at New Orleans in April 1725.  

Grégoire Bergeron and Gillette De Bourg had a daughter named Geneviève, born at New Orleans in March 1731.  

Madeleine Bergeron married Étienne, son of Lazard Renauld of Arles, Provence, France, at New Orleans in May 1768.  

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An especially prolific French family settled upriver at Pointe Coupée two decades before the Acadian Bergerons reached Louisiana.  During the late colonial and early antebellum periods, some of these French-Creole Bergerons left the river and moved to the old Attakapas and Opelousas districts.  Few, if any, Acadian Bergerons settled west of the Atchafalaya Basin during the antebellum period, so most of the Bergerons on the southwestern prairies sprang from this large French-Creole family.  They settled mostly in St. Landry Parish, a predominantly-Creole area, and only a hand full of them married Acadians:

Descendants of Guillaume BERGERON dit Saintonge (?-1762)

Guillaume dit Saintonge, son of Nicolas Bergeron and Jeanne Vigere, was a French soldier from the village of Jennai, parish of St.-Sulpice, in the Saintonge region of France, hence his dit.  Judging from his birthplace, he probably was not kin to Barthélémy dit d'Amboise of Indre-et-Loire or Pierre of Haute-Loire.  Guillaume came to Louisiana "sometime before 1740" and was stationed on the Red River at Natchitoches Post.  While at Natchitoches, he married Agnès Renaudiere of Kaskaskia, Illinois.  Probably after his enlistment expired, around 1744, he took his wife to Pointe Coupée, where he became a prominent planter on False River.  Their daughters married into the Casan and Schitz families.  Their five sons created families of their own in the False River area.  Guillaume dit Saintonge died at Pointe Coupée in September 1762; the priest who recorded the burial did not give Guillaume's age at the time of his death.  By the early 1800s, many of Guillaume's grandsons and great-grandsons had moved from the river to the western prairies and settled in St. Martin, St. Landry, and Lafayette parishes, creating a large western branch of the family.  At least one of them left the western prairies in the late 1850s and settled near Raceland on lower Bayou Lafourche.  Guillaume's other descendants remained on the river at Pointe Coupee, Baton Rouge, or Iberville.  Guillaume's oldest son's line may have died out, but the lines of his other four sons, especially his second one, flourished.  Despite being a large, prominent Creole family, a surprising number of Guillaume dit Saintonge's descendants married Acadians:

1

Oldest son Georges-Guillaume, baptized at Pointe Coupée, age unrecorded, in March 1747, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Paul Saizan of des Allemands on the German Coast and widow of Laurent Decuir dit Houssard, at Pointe Coupée in November 1766.  Georges remarried to Gertrude, daughter of fellow French Creole Joseph Patin, at Pointe Coupée in September 1801; Georges was in his late 50s at the time of the wedding.  Their son Joseph was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in July 1808, when Georges was in his mid-60s.  Georges died in Pointe Coupee Parish in February 1809; the priest who recorded his burial said that Georges was 66 years old when he died.  One wonders what happened to son Joseph. 

2

Pierre, born at Pointe Coupée in November 1748, married Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Pierre Moreau, at Pointe Coupée in January 1771.  Their son Pierre, fils was baptized at Pointe Coupée, age unrecorded, in August 1775, Jean-Baptiste was born in c1778, Jean-Pierre was baptized at age 3 months in May 1781, Hippolyte was born in December 1787, and Valéry or Valérien in April 1792.  They also two sons named Zenon.  Their daughters married into the Guidroz, Guiau, Lebeau, Olinde, Pourciau, and Saizan families.  Pierre, père died in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1821; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 75 years old when he died, but he was "only" 72. 

2a

Pierre, fils married Eulalie, daughter of French Creole Jean-Baptiste Saizan, at New Orleans in May 1796.  Their son Pierre III was baptized at Pointe Coupée, age 7 months, in March 1801, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in November 1802, Jean Baptiste le jeune, called Baptiste, was born in May 1805, Théotin, a twin, in January 1812, and Edmond in January 1813 but died at age 15 1/2 in July 1828.  Their daughters married into the Chautin, Cormier, Delhomme, Guidroz, and Lanclos families.  During the early antebellum period, Pierre, fils moved his family to Pont Fuselier in the Attakapas District, but his younger brothers remained on the river.  Pierre, fils died in St. Martin Parish in November 1824; he was only 52 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following month.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 18 slaves--10 males and 8 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ages 50 to 1--on Widow Pierre Bergeron's farm; these probably were Eulalie Saizan's slaves. 

Pierre III married Charlotte Honorine or Honorine Charlotte, called Honorine, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Delhomme of L'Anse des Charpentiers, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1819.  Their son Pierre IV was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1820.  Their daughters married into the Berger, Chataignier, Robin, and Stelly families.  Pierre III remarried to Marie Sidonise, called Sidonise, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Guidroz and widow of François Rivet, at the St. Martinville church in June 1828.  Their son Théogène was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1829 but died at his parents' home at L'Anse des Charpentiers, age 1 1/2, in December 1830, Siméon or Simon Renaud was born in May 1831, Léopold near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1836, Andeol in October 1839 but died at age 7 in August 1846, and Hippolyte le jeune was born in August 1841 but died at age 14 months in October 1842.  Their daughter married into the Courvelle family.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 8 slaves--4 males and 4 females, all black, ages 40 to 15--on Pierre Bergeron's farm; this probably was Pierre III, but it could have been Pierre IV.  Pierre III died probably in St. Martin Parish in November 1866; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Pierre died "at age 66 yrs.," so this probably was him; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December. 

Pierre IV, by his father's first wife, may have married French Creole Clara Robin in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1845, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1846, and remarried to Joséphine, daughter of French Canadian Georges Lalonde, at the Grand Coteau church in February 1848; Joséphine's mother was a Boutin.  Their son Joseph Edmond, called Edmond, was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in June 1859 but died at age 5 in October 1864.  Pierre IV died near Arnaudville in December 1869; the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give Pierre's age at the time of his death; Pierre IV would have been only 49; his succession record, mentioning his second wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse three days after his death.  Did his family line survive? 

Siméon Renaud, by his father's second wife, married Elisa, Éloise, Louise, or Louisa, daughter of Acadian Zéphirin Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1855.  Their son Ulysse died near Vermilionville at age 1 in May 1860, Joseph Martial was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in January 1862, François D. near Vermilionville in August 1863, and Simon, fils in October 1865.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 5 slaves--2 males and 3 female, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 30 to 2--on Siméon Bergeron's farm.  

Léopold died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1863.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Leopold was 23 years old when he died, but he was 26 and probably never married.  

Baptiste married Adelphine, called Delphine, another daughter Jean Baptiste Guidroz, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1830.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1832, Babilan or Babilas near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1841 but died in St. Martin Parish at age 1 1/2 in October 1842, Joseph Protenla was born near Grand Coteau in August 1845, Verzare or Ferjus near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1849 but died at age 12 in May 1861, François Menelas was born near St. Martinville in July 1853, and Joseph Thelesmar near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in February 1856.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Hargroder, Kidder, Marks, and Richard families.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 22 slaves--9 males and 13 females, all black, ranging in age from 60 to 1--on Bapte. Bergeron's plantation.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 68 slaves--36 males and 26 females, 42 blacks and 20 mulattoes, ages 73 to 1--on J. B. Bergeron's plantation.  Baptiste died near Grand Coteau in November 1864; he was 59 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following August. 

Jean Baptiste, fils married Azena, daughter of Acadian Philippe Richard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1851.  

Joseph Protenla married Hélène, daughter of Acadian Théogène Richard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1865.  

2b

Jean-Pierre married Julie, daughter of French Creole Louis Armand Ducrest, at Attakapas in April 1799, but they settled at Pointe Coupée.  Their son Valéry le jeune was born at Pointe Coupée in July 1800 but died at age 1 1/2 in April 1802, Hippolyte le jeune was baptized at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, age 6 months, in March 1810, Seneville or Saintville was born in July 1813, and Evariste in c1815.  Their daughters married into the Guerin, Lebeau, Major, Porche, and Sicard families.  Jean Pierre remarried to Céleste Picard or Ricard probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in the 1820s or early 1830s.  Their son Jean Pierre, fils was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, age 4 months, in March 1832.  Jean Pierre died in Pointe Coupee Parish in May 1843; he was 63 years old.  

Hippolyte le jeune, by his father's first wife, married French Creole Mathilde Lebeau in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish in c1831, and sanctified the marriage at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in July 1854.  They lived "at the Channell."  Their son Laurent was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in c1837 but died at age 9 in November 1846, Cornelie was born in c1838 but died at age 2 1/2 in July 1840, Bernard Mozart, called Mozart, was born in July 1840, and Hermogène in December 1843.  Their daughters married into the Gremillion and Pinsonnat families.  Hippolyte le jeune's "estate" was probated in St. Landry Parish in July 1853; he would have been 44 years old that year.

During the War of 1861-65, Mozart served in the Fausse River Guards Company Militia Infantry, a local unit raised in Pointe Coupee Parish that did not leave the area.  Mozart went on to serve in the Pointe Coupee Battalion Louisiana Artillery in Mississippi.  

During the War of 1861-65, Hermogène served in the Fausse River Guards Company Militia Infantry with his older brother Mozart.  Hermogène married cousin Marie Almaïde Amaïde Lebeau at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1865; Hermogène's mother, also, was a Lebeau.  Their son Laurent Albens was born near Lakeland in June 1867.  

Evariste, by his father's first wife, married French Creole Adeline Gremillion in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish probably in the mid-1830s.  Their infant son, a twin, name unrecorded, died at age 4 months in December 1837.  They also had a son named Oscar.  Their daughter married into the Lebeau family.  Evariste died in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1845; he was only 30 years old.  

Oscar married Louise, daughter of Evariste Bertoniere and widow of ____ Patin, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1859.  Their son Louis was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in September 1861 but died at age 6 in November 1867.  Oscar may have remarried to French Creole Hélène Lejeune in the late 1860s.  Their son Alfred was born near Lakeland in February 1868. 

Saintville, by his father's first wife, married French Creole Amélie, or Émilie Gremillion in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish probably in the mid-1830s.  Their son Saintville Albert, called Albert, was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in March 1845.  Their daughter married into the Lebeau family.  Saintville, a resident of L'isle, died in Pointe Coupee Parish in November 1849; the priest who recorded his burial said that Saintville was 40 years old when he died, but he was only 36.  

Saintville Albert died near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in November 1862.  He was only 17 years old, so he probably did not marry.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Jean Pierre, fils, by his father's second wife, married French Creole Virginie Lejeune in Pointe Coupee Parish probably in the early 1850s.  Their daughter married into the Major family. 

2c

Jean-Baptiste married Marie Marguerite, called Marguerite, another daughter of Louis Armand Ducrest, at Attakapas in June 1802, but they lived at Pointe Coupée.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born at Pointe Coupee in September 1804, another son named Jean was baptized at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, age 6 months, in March 1810, Drosin was born in July 1811, and Auguste in c1823 but died at age 15 in March 1838.  They also had a son named Valmont.  Their daughters married into the Lebeau family.  Jean Baptiste, père died in Pointe Coupee Parish in July 1840; he was 62 years old.  

Valmont married Marie Louise, daughter of French Creole Zenon Guérin, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1839.  Their son Louis Toussaint, called Toussaint, was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in November 1845, Louis Meida or Mehida in March 1848, Louis Ramma in September 1853, and Louis Evariste, called Evariste, near Lakeland in June 1857 but died at age 5 in July 1862.  

Louis Toussaint married Marie Ismenie, daughter of French Creole Gustave Gremillion, at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1865.  Their son Joseph Marillae was born near Lakeland in March 1867.  

Louis Mehida married Marie Aurelia, daughter of Oreste Lebeau, at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1869.  Their son Joseph Ernest was born near Lakeland in March 1870. 

Jean Baptiste, fils may have married French Creole Amelie St. Romain in Pointe Coupee Parish in the 1840s or 1850s.  Their son Jean Baptiste III was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in December 1856, Jean Baptiste Ovide, called Ovide, in February 1859 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1860, Joseph Auguste was born in October 1861 but died at age 8 months the following June, and Arcade died at age 2 months in December 1863.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Pointe Coupee parish counted 11 slaves--7 males and 4 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ages 50 to 2--on Jean Bte. Bergeron's farm.  Jean Baptiste, fils, described by the priest who recorded his burial as the "principal founder of Immaculate Conception Church" at Lakeland, died there in March 1867; he was 62 years old.  

2d

Zenon le jeune married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Joseph André, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in March 1810, and likely remarried to French Creole Marie Sicard in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish probably in the mid-1830s.  Their son Zenon, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in January 1840, Joseph Dorville in April 1848, Benedict died a month after his birth in February 1859, and Joseph Louis was born in August 1861.  Their daughter married into the Gauthier family. 

Zenon, fils, by his father's second wife, married Caroline, daughter of French Creole Dava Saizan, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Joseph Alcide was born near Lakeland in April 1864, and François Arcade in April 1869.  During the War of 1861-65, Zenon, fils served in the Fausse River Guards Company Louisiana Militia Infantry, a local unit that did not leave the area, and in Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Pointe Coupee Parish, which fought in other parts of Louisiana.  

2e

Hippolyte married Éloise or Héloise, another daughter of Jean Baptiste Saizan, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1811.  Their son Hippolyte, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in December 1813 but died at age 6 in November 1819, a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in January 1820, and Jules died at age 10 months in January 1821.  Their daughter married into the Gueho family.  Hippolyte died in Pointe Coupee Parish in December 1838; the priest who recorded his burial said that Hippolyte was 54 years old when he died, but he was only 51.  

2f

Valérien married Marie, daughter of French Creole Joseph St. Cyr, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1815.  They had sons named Valéry or Valérien, fils, Villeneuve, and Paul.  Their daughters married into the Chutz, Hesley, Hurst, Janis, Lebeau, Mix, Olinde, and Samson families.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Pointe Coupee Parish counted 38 slaves--24 males and 14 females, all black except for 3 mulattoes, ages 65 to 3, living in 20 houses--on Valérien Bergeron's plantation; this probably was Valérien, père.   In July 1860, the same federal census taker counted 5 slaves--3 males and 2 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ages 46 to 19--on Valérien Bergeron's farm; this could have been Valérien, père or Valérien, fils  Valérien, père died in Pointe Coupee Parish in January 1861; the priest who recorded his burial said that Valérien was 70 years old when he died, but he was "only" 68.  

Valérien, fils married Marguerite, daughter of Anglo American John Hesley of Charleston, South Carolina, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1840; one of Marguerite's brothers married one of Valérien, fils's sisters.  

Villeneuve married cousin Adeline, daughter of fellow French Creole Alexandre St. Cyr, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1845; Villeneuve's mother, also, was a St. Cyr.  Their son Martin Villeneuve was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in November 1846, Alexandre died 3 days after his birth in August 1849, Joseph Octave, called Octave, was born in January 1851 but died at age 18 months in August 1852, Louis Thomas was born in December 1857, and Joseph Paul Valérien in February 1869 but died a few weeks later.  

Paul married Léonie, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Saizan, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1852.  Their son Olivier was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in August 1855.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Pointe Coupee Parish counted 5 slaves--2 males and 3 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ages 40 to 4--on Paul Bergeron's farm.  

2g

Zenon l'aîné married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Joseph Picard, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in October 1818.  Their son Saint James died in Pointe Coupee Parish at age 2 in November 1826.  Their daughter married into the Labauve family.  Zenon l'aîné likely remarried to French Creole Marie Sicard in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish in the mid-1830s.  Their son Zenon, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in January 1840, Joseph Dorville, probably called Dorville, in April 1848, Benedict died a month after his birth in February 1859, and Joseph Louis was born in August 1861.  Their daughter married a Bergeron cousin. 

Zenon, fils, by his father's second wife, married Caroline, daughter of French Creole Dava Saizan, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Joseph Alcide was born near Lakeland in April 1864.  During the War of 1861-65, Zenon, fils served in the Fausse River Guards Company Louisiana Militia Infantry, a local unit that did not leave the area, and in Company K of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Pointe Coupee Parish, which fought in other parts of Louisiana.  

Dorville, called Douville by the recording priest, married Hélène or Helena, daughter of Isaac Maisonneuve, at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1870; the recording priest, who did not bother to give the groom's parents' names, gave the bride's father's name in place of hers.  Dorville and Hélène's son Zenon Ernest was born near Lakeland in November 1870. 

3

Louis, born at Pointe Coupée in December 1750, married Angélique, daughter of French Creole François Bizette of St.-Charles des Allemands on the Lower German Coast, at Pointe Coupée in November 1770.  Their son Louis, fils was born at Pointe Coupée in July 1771 but died the following November, Georges le jeune was born in August 1772, a second Louis, fils was baptized at Pointe Coupée, age unrecorded, in August 1775, Étienne le jeune at age unrecorded in March 1779, Louis le jeune at age 3 months in May 1781 but may have died at age 3 in November 1784, and Valéry or Valérien was born in October 1784.  Their daughter married into the Starbury family.  

3a

Louis, fils married first cousin Modeste, daughter of his uncle Joseph Bergeron, at Pointe Coupée in December 1794; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of relationship in order to marry; Modeste's mother, also, was a Bizette.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born at Pointe Coupée in December 1794, Valéry le jeune in March 1797, Marcellin in August 1799, and Vergus or Versure in November 1801.  Their daughter married a Bizette cousin.  His sons moved west to the St. Landry prairies. 

Versure married cousin Judith, daughter of Joseph Bergeron, fils and widow of Joseph Bénoni LeBlanc, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1827.  

Joseph le jeune may have married French Creole Marie, Edvise, Edwise, or Hedwige Hulin or Olinde at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1831.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born near Grand Coteau in January 1838, Jean Lasty in December 1839, and Savilien or Sevigne in November 1841.  They also had sons named Étienne, also called Evariste, and Philogène.  Their daughters married into the Desauls, Duplechin, and Quebedeaux families.  Joseph le jeune may have died "at Bayou Courtableau" in December 1867; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 69 yrs.," but Joseph le jeune would have been 73. 

Evariste married Pauline, daughter of Acadian Joseph Boutin, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1864.  Their son Joseph Devis was born near Arnaudville in July 1866, and Paul in May 1869. 

During the War of 1861-65, Savilien served in Company K of the 29th (Thomas') Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married Eudalie or Ulalie, daughter of French Canadian Georges Lalonde and widow of Michel Stout, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1865.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Joseph Sosthène was born in March 1870. 

Philogène married Alida, daughter of French Creole Alexis Olivier, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1869.  Their son Marius was born near Arnaudville in July 1870. 

3b

Georges le jeune married Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Jacques Favre, at Pointe Coupée in November 1802.  Their son Louis Éliodore was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in December 1813.  

3c

Valéry married Marie Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Jean Prosper, at Baton Rouge in July 1806; Marie Madeleine's mother was an Acadian Lavergne.  Their son Jean Valmont, called Valmont, was born near Baton Rouge in April 1811 but died at age 6 months the following September, Jean Baptiste Hilaire, called Hilaire, was born in June 1814, and Dorville in May 1818.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Contini, Bedate, Devrout, and Saux families.  His older surviving son remained in the Baton Rouge area, but his youngest son joined his cousins on the St. Landry prairies.  Both of his sons and many of his grandsons took Acadian wives. 

Hilaire married Marie Émeline or Apolline, also called Meline, daughter of Acadian Amand Landry, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1833.  Their son Armand Théodore, called Théodore, was born near Baton Rouge in December 1835, Joseph Balthazar was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 4 months, in March 1840, Cyprien Isidore was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1847, Zenon Rodolphe Landry in December 1850, and Jean Baptiste Lucien in May 1854 but died at age 1 in May 1855.  They also had a son named Joseph Demosthène.  Their daughters married into the Dupuy, Hébert, and Landry families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted 13 slaves--8 males and 5 females, all black, ranging in age from 58 to infancy--on H. Bergeron's farm; this was probably Hilaire.  Hilaire died near Brusly in November 1857; he was only 43 years old.  His children also married Acadians. 

Théodore married Marie Azelia, called Azelia, daughter of Acadian Zéphirin Blanchard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1857.  Their son Zéphirin was born near Brusly in September 1859, and Joseph Fillemore in October 1868.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted a single slave--a 19-year-old black female--on Théodore Bergeron's farm.  One wonders what happened to his father's slaves.  

Joseph Demosthène married Marie Augusta Adèle, daughter of Acadian Amédée Bujole, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1866. 

Dorville married Joséphine, daughter of Acadian Joseph Lejeune, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1840.  Their son Alphonse was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1840, Joseph in August 1846, Dorville, fils in February 1849, Théophile in November 1850, and Onésime in November 1860.  Their daughters married into the Andrépont, Lejeune, and Reed families.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted a single slave--a 16-year-old black female--on Dorville Bergeron's farm.  

Joseph married Félicité Aureline or Aurelia, daughter of French Canadian Syphroi Roy, at the Eunice church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1870. 

3d

 Étienne le jeune died "at Colombo's in the wood behind Waterloo," Pointe Coupee Parish, in March 1849.  He was 72 years old and probably never married.  

4

Joseph, born at Pointe Coupée in July 1753, married Marie-Louise, another daughter of François Bizette, at Pointe Coupée in January 1772.  Their infant twins, names unrecorded, perhaps one or both of them sons, died at Pointe Coupée in November 1776, and son Joseph, fils was born in December 1773.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Godreau, Guérin, and Olinde families.  Although Joseph, père and Marie-Louise had only a single son who survived childhood, he created a large family of his own.  

Joseph, fils married Marie-Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of French Creole Charles Aymond, at Pointe Coupée in January 1792.  Their son Lucien was born at Pointe Coupée in October 1793, Joseph Vital or Pascal, called Pascal, in November 1795 but died at age 9 months in September 1796, and Helverio, Ildevert, or Hildevert was born in January 1806.  They also had sons named Lasty and Chrysostôme.   Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Knott, LeBlanc, Neraut, Olinde, and Stutes families.  During the early antebellum period, Joseph, fils took his family across the Atchafalaya Basin to the old Opelousas District and joined some of his cousins there.  In 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 3 slaves--all females, all black, ages 50, 17, and 8--on Joseph Bergeron's farm; this may have been Joseph, fils.  

Lucien married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of German Creole Guillaume Spargenberg of St. John the Baptist and St. Landry parishes, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1815.  Their son Lucien, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1815.  Their daughters married into the Ragan or Rogan family.  Lucien, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1823, years before his death.  While he was living on Prairie Grand Chevreuil, near present-day Henderson, Lucien, père remarried to Marie Céline, daughter of fellow French Creole Joseph Chautin and widow of Jean Baptiste Ragan, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1826.  

Lucien, fils married Eulalie, daughter of German Creole André Marks and widow of Jean Baptiste Quebedeaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1835.  Their son Siméon was born near Grand Coteau in February 1839, Julien in August 1841, Lucien Neuville in March 1844, and Manléon near Opelousas in June 1847.  Lucien, fils remarried to Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of French Creole André Olivier, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1850, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1855; Marie Madeleine's mother was a Boutin.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Grand Coteau at age 2 months in March 1854, Joseph Adam was born in June 1857 but died at age 8 in November 1865, and Jacques Auress was born in July 1861.  Lucien, fils remarried again--his third marriage--to Azélie, daughter of French Creole Michel Foret and widow of François Stelly, at the Grand Coteau church in January 1863; Lucien, fils was 47 years old at the time of the wedding.  Lucien, fils died near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in November 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Lucien died "at age 55 yrs.," so this was him; his succession record, naming his second wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse a week after his death. 

Julien, by his father's first wife, died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1862.  He was only 20 years old and did not marry.  

Siméon, by his father's first wife, married Élodie, daughter of Acadian Hippolyte Cormier, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1865.  Their son Jules was born near Arnaudville in November 1868. 

Lasty married Marie Aurore, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Rois or Roy, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1823.  Their son Jean Dupréville, called Dupréville, was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1832.  Their daughter married into the Richard family.  Lasty's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1850.  

Dupréville married Adélaïde, called Délaïde, daughter of Acadian Jean Baptiste Blanchard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1856.  Their son Omer was born near Church Point in May 1858 but died at age 11 1/2 in November 1869, and Onille was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in August 1860.  They were living in St. Landry Parish again in the late 1860s. 

Hildevert married Julie Gentil, daughter of French Creole Simon Étienne Legros, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1833.  Their son Hildevert, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in December 1833.  Hildevert remarried to French Creole Célanie Guidroz at the Grand Coteau church in September 1841.  In 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted a single slave--a 4-year-old black female--on Elderaire Bergeron's farm in the parish; this was probably  Hildevert, père.  Hildevert, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1853; he would have been 47 years old that year.  

Hildevert, fils, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Adeline, called Adeline, Bergeron in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1855, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1861.  Their son Joseph Philosier was born near Grand Coteau in June 1856.  

Chrysostôme married French Creole Marie Adeline, called Adeline, Goudeau at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1837.  Their son Joseph Philogène was born near Grand Coteau in March 1840.  

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Youngest son Étienne, born at Pointe Coupée in February 1758, married Françoise, daughter of French Creole Pierre Olinde, at St.-Gabriel, on the river below Pointe Coupée, in September 1781.  Their son Georges le jeune was baptized at Pointe Coupée, age 3 weeks, in June 1783, Hippolyte, also called Polite, at age unrecorded in 1791, Étienne, fils was born in December 1792, Alexis in February 1795, Sosthène was baptized at age 6 months in October 1797, and Joseph le jeune was born in December 1801.  Their daughter married into the Lemay family.  

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Georges le jeune married cousin Marie, daughter of Joseph Goudreau, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1812; Marie's mother was a French Creole Bergeron.  Their son Georges, fils had been baptized at the Pointe Coupee church, age 1, in November 1809, Joseph le jeune was born in January 1814, and Philonis died at age 5 in January 1821.  

Georges, fils may have married Marguerite Bonnefois in Pointe Coupee Parish in the 1820s or 1830s.  Their daughter married into the Leduff family.  

Joseph le jeune died in Pointe Coupee Parish in May 1838.  He was only 24 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Hippolyte married Sidalie, daughter of François Demouche, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1813.  Their son Hippolyte, fils, also called Polite, was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1814, and Jules died at age 18 months in April 1824.  

Polite may have married Melasie David in Pointe Coupee Parish in the early 1830s.  They had a son named Raymond.  

Raymond married Aspasie, daughter of François Gueho, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in September 1850.  Their son Raymond, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in August 1851, Joseph Duplessis in February 1853, François in August 1854, and Hippolyte in June 1858.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Pointe Coupee Parish counted 8 slaves--4 males and 4 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 35 to 4, living in 2 houses--on Raymond Bergeron's farm.  

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Sosthène may have married cousin Élisabeth Bergeron in Pointe Coupee Parish in the 1820s or 1830s.  Their son Sosthène, fils was born probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in the 1830s.  

Sosthène, fils married Domithilde, daughter of Derozin Bruno, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in May 1854; Domithilde's mother was a Landry.  Their son Jean Sosthène was born near Plaquemine in April 1859.  

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link a number of Bergerons in Pointe Coupee Parish and on the western prairies with Guillaume dit Saintonge and his descendants:

Louis Bergeron married Julie Bizette probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in the mid-1830s  Their son Louis, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in February 1837.  Louis, père may have been the Louis Bergeron who died in Pointe Coupee Parish in January 1837; he was only 21 years old; the priest who recorded his burial did not give Louis's parents' names or mention a wife.  

Maximilien Bergeron died in Pointe Coupee Parish in August 1837.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Maximilien's parents' names, but he did give the man's age at the time of his death--"about 24"--and noted that Maximilien was "leaving a wife and one child."

François Bergeron married Euphrosine Roy probably in Lafayette Parish in the late 1830s.  Their son François, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1839, and Omer near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1853.  

Joseph Bergeron died in Pointe Coupee Parish in July 1840.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph was 51 years old when he died.

Edmond Bergeron died in Pointe Coupee Parish in October 1842.  He was only 21 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Jean Baptiste Bergeron, neveu, or nephew, married Adèle Lebeau in Pointe Coupee Parish in the early 1840s.  Their daughter married into the Holliday family.  Jean Baptiste, neveu remarried to Ermine or Hermine Poché or Porche, widow of Joseph Picard, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Aristide was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1862, and Arthur near Lakeland in February 1864.  Was he the Jean Baptiste Bergeron who died near Lakeland in October 1869?  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died at "age 52 years." 

Théodule Raga Bergeron died in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1843.  Their priest who recorded his burial said that Théodule was 15 or 16 years old when he died but did not give his parents' names.  

A. Bergeron died in St. Landry Parish in March 1844.  The priest who recorded his burial said that A. was 36 years old when he died but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

Pierre Bergeron, fils married Louisa Kidder in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in April 1846.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Paulin Bergeron married Adeline Bizette.  Their son John, born in Pointe Coupee Parish in c1845, was baptized at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in April 1847, and Joseph was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in March 1846.  Paulin died at L'Isle, Pointe Coupee Parish, in October 1850; he was only 25 years old.  

Jean Baptiste Bergeron married Marie Quintana probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in the late 1840s.  Was he the Jean Baptiste Bergeron who died near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in October 1869?  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died at "age 52 years." 

Hippolyte Bergeron married Élodie Poché or Porche in Pointe Coupee Parish probably in the late 1840s.  Their son Polixene was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in June 1850.  

In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 5 slaves--1 male and 4 females, all black, ranging in age from 40 to 7--on Célester or Célestine Bergeron's farm.  

Joseph Bergeron married Marie Miller perhaps at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in the early 1850s.  

Joseph Bergeron married Marie Pamela, called Pamela, Patin.  Their son Gustave was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in July 1853, Olivier in March 1855, Georges in December 1858 Joseph Meida was baptized at the Pointe Coupee church, age 3 months, in February 1860, François was born in December 1862, Simon in June 1865, and Gérard in February 1869.  Joseph remarried to cousin Rosalie, perhaps also called Adeline, daughter of Zenon Bergeron l'aîné, at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in October 1869. 

Joseph Bergeron married Claire or Clarisse Polard.  Their son Anatole was baptized at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, age 3 months, in November 1854.  

Joseph Bergeron married cousin Eléonore Bergeron in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1855, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1861.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Arnaudville in August 1861, Charles Albert, called Albert, in March 1864 but died at age 6 in August 1870, and Joseph Eliovide was born in January 1867.  

Charles Bergeron married Louise David in Pointe Coupee Parish in the late 1850s.  Their son Joseph Victor was born near Lakeland in March 1865.  Was he the Charles Bergeron who died near Lakeland in May 1868?  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Charles died at "age ca. 35 years." 

Joseph Bergeron died at Waterloo, Pointe Coupee Parish, in November 1860.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 38 years old when he died but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

Louis Bergeron died near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in November 1861.  He was only 24 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Louis's parents' names or mention a wife.  

Jean Baptiste Bergeron died near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in April 1864.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste was 39 years old when he died. 

François Bergeron married Acadian Marie Azélie Leger.  Their son Joseph Omera was born "in Calcasieu" in August 1867 and was baptized by a priest from Church Point. 

Marie, daughter of Ylvère, probably Sylvère, Bergeron and Célanie Guidroz, married cousin Félix Lambert, son of French Creole Melchior Robin, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1868; Félix's mother was a French-Creole Bergeron

Joséphine Bergeron, "at Dorsin Bergeron's," married Achille Guérin,"at Valmont Bergeron's," at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names.  One wonders what the priest meant by the notations "at Dorsin Bergeron's" and "at Valmont Bergeron's."

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During the late colonial period, a Bergeron from the German Coast created a flourishing family that settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, on the river in Iberville and East Baton Rouge parishes, and on the western prairies.  Members of this French-Creole family often intermarried with Acadians:  

Descendants of Guillaume BERGERON (?-?)

Guillaume Bergeron married Marie Goyette probably at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands on the Upper German Coast above New Orleans.  By the 1780s, they had moved upriver to St.-Jacques and lived among the Acadians.  Guillaume's older son moved to upper Bayou Lafourche and then on to the western prairies, settling in Lafayette Parish by the 1830s.  His younger son also moved to upper Bayou Lafourche but returned to the river and settled in Iberville Parish.  One wonders if this Guillaume was kin to the Pointe Coupée Bergerons, whose progenitor also was a Guillaume.  

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Older son Dominique, born probably at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands in c1781, married Henriette, daughter of Acadian Charles Breaux, at St.-Jacques in May 1800.  Their son Charles was born at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche, in March 1803, Dominique, fils in March 1805, and Fostin Olésime at Ascension in January 1807.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Falteman, Kane, and Martin (French Creole, not Acadian) families.  Dominique, père died in Assumption Parish in May 1810; he was only 29 years old.  

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Dominique, fils married Acadian Felonise Marguerite Boudreaux probably in Assumption Parish in the late 1820s  Their son Amédée was born in Assumption Parish in May 1829.  Dominique, fils moved to the western prairies and remarried to Célestine, daughter of Acadian Jean Charles Doiron, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1833.  Their son Edmond was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1833, Édouard in August 1837, and Émile Anne[sic] was baptized at the St. Martinville church, age unrecorded, in January 1842.  

Edmond, by his father's second wife, died in St. Martin Parish in September 1853.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

Édouard married Françoise, daughter of Acadian Eugène Breaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1860.  Their son Émile le jeune was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1862.  During the War of 1861-65, Édouard served in the Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry and in King's Louisiana Battery, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Louisiana. 

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Charles left the Bayou Lafourche valley and settled on the western prairies, where he married Élise or Lise, daughter of Acadian Joseph Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1830.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 2 days after its birth in December 1830, their twins, names unrecorded, perhaps one or more of them a son, died 2 days after their birth in May 1832, son Joseph was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 25 days, in August 1833 but died the day of his baptism, and Octave was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 20 days, in September 1834 but died at age 16 in December 1850.  Charles died in Ascension Parish in October 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 32 years old when he died, but he was 34; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, the following month.  Since none of Charles's sons survived childhood, his line of the family died with him.  

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Younger son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, born probably at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands in c1782, married Marie Madeleine Theriot at St.-Jacques or at Assumption on the upper Lafourche in the early 1800s.  Their son Hilaire was born at Assumption in August 1804.  Baptiste remarried to Marie or Marguerite Pauline, called Pauline, daughter of Marie Lacroix, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1824; he was 42 years old at the time of the wedding; Pauline's father probably was an Acadian Orillon.  Their son Baptiste Nemorin, called Nemorin, was born near St. Gabriel in November 1826, and Melville died 2 months after his birth in October 1831.  Their daughters married into the Bertaud (French Creole, not Acadian) and Lacave families.  Baptiste died near St. Gabriel in October 1831; he was only 49 years old.  

Nemorin, by his father's second wife, married Émilie Menora, daughter of Jonathan Rancersraus, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1847, and remarried to Mary Young probably at Baton Rouge in the early 1850s.  

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During the antebellum period, Bergerons were still settling in the river and prairie parishes among their Acadian and French-Creole namesakes.  A hand full of Bergerons, whom native Louisianians would have called Foreign French, emigrated to Louisiana from France during the antebellum period:  

Joseph Bergeron, born "in Glorissant, State of Missouri," died in Ascension Parish in December 1823.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

Antoine-Marie Bergeron, a 42-year-old French priest, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Bolivar out of Le Havre, France, in November 1835.  He was heading to St. Louis, Missouri. 

Pierre Bergeron "of Canada" died in Lafayette Parish in September 1838.  He was only 25 years old.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial did not give Pierre's parents' names or mention a wife.  

Claude Bergeron, a 38-year-old carpenter from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Creole out of Bordeaux, France, in March 1839.  

J. P. (Paul?) Bergeron, an 18-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Talma out of Bordeaux in November 1848.  

Pierre Bergeron, a 32-year-old farmer from France, Célestine Bergeron, age 23, probably his wife, and Jesse(?)[sic] Bergeron, age 5, probably their son, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Astrican out of Le Havre in December 1851.  

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A Bergeron family, perhaps Acadian, perhaps not, settled on the river during the early antebellum period:

Descendants of Pierre BERGERON (?-?)

Pierre, son of François Bergeron and Rosalie Burke (perhaps Bourg), married Susanne, daughter of Jean Guerride (another source says Breaux), probably at Baton Rouge in the 1810s.  If Pierre was not an Acadian or a descendant of Guillaume dit Saintonge, what was he?  He and his wife had at least one son, who created a family of his own. 

David, born near Baton Rouge in June 1813, married Marie Élisabeth or Elisa, called Elisa, daughter of French Creole François Descoteaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1836.  Their son Jean was born near St. Gabriel in July 1837, Noël Dorville, called Dorville, in March 1844, and François Dorza in Ascension Parish in August 1859.  Their daughters married into the Bourg and Lesaicherre families and perhaps into the Landry family as well. 

During the War of 1861-65, Dorville served in Company E of the 29th (Thomas') Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Ascension Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married Acadian Evelina Hébert in Ascension Parish probably during the war.  Their son Pierre Dorville was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in June 1865. 

CONCLUSION

Bergerons were among the early settlers of Acadia and some the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana, but they were not the first of their name to settle in the colony.  The combination of French Creoles and Acadians makes this one of the larger families of South Louisiana with a correspondingly complex pattern of settlement. 

At least 30 descendants of Acadian Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise came to Louisiana in the mid-1860s.  The first of them--14 in number--came with the party led by Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, which reached New Orleans from Halifax in February 1865.  They followed the Broussards to the Bayou Teche valley, but they did not remain there.  Nearly half of them died in an epidemic that killed dozens of their fellow Teche valley Acadians that spring and summer.  That autumn, the family's survivors joined dozens of other Acadians in a retreat to Cabanocé on the river, where 15, perhaps 16, of their cousins had settled that year.  The Bergerons already at Cabanocé, who also had come to the colony from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, had been led there by Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, grandson of the family's Acadian progenitor.   A few of them, mostly the descendants of Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, remained on the river in what became St. James Parish, some slipping upriver as far as Pointe Coupee during the antebellum period.  By the mid-1790s, however, most of the river Bergerons had moved to Bayou Lafourche, where they settled from Ascension on the upper bayou as far down as Raceland on lower Bayou Lafourche and in the Terrebonne country.  The Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, then, not the Acadian Coast, became the major center of settlement for the Acadian branch of the family. 

This is only part of the picture of the Bergeron family presence in South Louisiana, however.  At least half of the Bergerons who lived in the region, and nearly all of them on the western prairies, were French Creoles, not Acadians, most of them descendants of Guillaume Bergeron dit Saintonge, a French soldier who came to the colony in the 1730s, decades before his Acadian namesakes arrived.  Guillaume dit Saintonge's descendants either remained at their ancestral base on the river around Pointe Coupée or spread throughout the prairie parishes west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Another family of French Creole Bergerons, whose progenitor was from the German Coast and whose name also was Guillaume, lived for a time along upper Bayou Lafourche before heading west to Lafayette and St. Martin parishes.  A smaller line of this Creole family moved north from the Lafourche to the Iberville/Baton Rouge area and lived among the other Bergerons there.  

Judging by the number of slaves they held during the late antebellum period, some of the French Creole and Acadian Bergerons lived well on their holdings along the river, the southeastern bayous, and on the western prairies.  Michel, son of Acadian immigrant Jean-Baptiste Bergeron dit d'Amboise of St. James Parish, died a few months before the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 56 slaves on his plantation on the east bank of the river in the summer of 1850.  That year, French Creoles Baptiste Bergeron of St. Martin Parish held 22 slaves, Widow Pierre Bergeron of St. Martin Parish held 18 slaves, and Hilaire Bergeron of Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, held 13 slaves, but the other members of the family whose slaves were counted that year owned only a few bondsmen.  A decade later, more of the Bergerons owned slaves, especially the French Creoles in Pointe Coupee Parish, but, again, most were small holders.  However, French Creoles Jean Baptiste Bergeron of St. Martin Parish and Valérien Bergeron of Pointe Coupee Parish held 62 and 38 slaves, respectively, in 1860.  But most members of the family held no slaves at all, at least none who appear on the federal slave schedules of 1850 and 1860.

Dozen of Bergerons, both Acadian and French Creole, served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65.  Most returned home to their families, but at least four of them died in Confederate service.  The first of them to die, in fact, was a Foreign Frenchman.  In March 1862, Nemorin Bergeron enlisted in Company B of the 7th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in East Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of General Robert E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  The Confederate recruiter at Baton Rouge noted that Nemorin was a 25-year-old farmer, single, and a native of France, so he was neither Acadian nor French Creole.  A few weeks after he enlisted, Nemorin joined his regiment in Virginia and fell wounded at Front Royal in May 1862 during General Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign.  The wounded Frenchman fell into enemy hands and died two months later probably in a Federal hospital.  In April 1862, Surville Bergeron, probably an Acadian from Ascension Parish, enlisted in Company E of the 29th (Thomas') Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Ascension Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  But Surville did not live long enough to fight there.  After serving on extra duty as a teamster that summer, he fell ill and died in a Vicksburg hospital in September 1862.  Mozart Bergeron, son of French Creole Hippolyte le jeune of Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, served in the Fausse River Guards Company Militia Infantry early in the war and then enlisted in the Pointe Coupee Battalion Louisiana Artillery in 1862.  While serving with the battalion, Mozart died at Grenada, Mississippi, in December 1862; he was only 22 years old.  Lucien Bergeron, an Acadian from Assumption Parish, was conscripted into Confederate service in the fall of 1862 and sent to Vicksburg, where, in late October, he was assigned to Company B of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery.  The assignment proved to be a death sentence.  Along with dozens of other Acadian conscripts in the regiment, Lucien fell sick that winter.  He died at City Hospital, Vicksburg, in early March 1863, on the eve of the great siege of the city.  ...

The war took a heavy toll on the Bergerons' economic status, no matter where they settled.  Even before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in January 1863, Federal commands controlling the lower Mississippi freed the slaves on every plantation their forces could reach.  Union gunboats shelled and burned dozens of plantations houses in the lower river parishes, including Pointe Coupee.  Successive Federal incursions in the Bayou Lafourche valley devastated that region, and Confederate foragers also plagued the area when the Federals were not around.  On the western prairies, where many of the French Creole Bergerons lived, Federal armies marched three times through the Teche and upper Vermilion valleys and burned and pillaged many farms and plantations, some of them no doubt owned by Bergerons.  Thanks to these Federal incursions, emancipation came early to the area, with its resulting economic and social turmoil.  Confederate foraging parties and cutthroat Jayhawkers also plagued the area where Bergerons lived, adding to the family's misery. ...

The family's name also is spelled Bagsebon, Bargeron, Berger, Berjeron, Bersilone.   [See Book Ten for the Acadian family's Louisiana "begats"]

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Assumption, Lafourche Interior, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, Terrebonne, & West Baton Rouge parishes; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Assumption, Lafourche, Pointe Coupee, St. James, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, & West Baton Rouge parishes; Arsenault, Généalogie, 427-28, 1104, 1614-26, 2418-21; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:43, 2:28, 3:24; BRDR, vols. 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 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; Historical Atlas of Canada, 1: plate 29; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 6; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 26-27, 151, quotation from 26; White, DGFA-1, 122-24; White, DGFA-1 English, 26-27.

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are 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.

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Name Arrived Settled Profile
Anne BERGERON 01 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Atk born c1741, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; sister of Barthélémy III, Cécile, Charles, Germain, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, Marguerite, & Marie, niece of Augustin; married, age 16, Pierre, son of Jean ARCENEAUX & Anne-Marie HÉBERT of Pointe Beauséjour, Chignecto, c1757; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 1 child?; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 24, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall of 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 26, with husband, 1 daughter, widowed mother, widowed sister or sister-in-law, another widowed sister-in-law, & 1 orphan; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 28, with husband, 3 daughters, & 2 orphans; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, age 34[sic], with husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, & 1 orphan; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 18 others; moved back to Attakapas District; died Attakapas 15 Mar 1804, age 63, buried next day
Anne-Marie/Marie-Anne BERGERON 03 1765 StJ born c1749, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; called Anne; daughter of Michel BERGERON dit de Nantes & his fourth wife Marie-Jeanne HÉBERT; sister of Marie, half-sister of Geneviève; arrived LA 1765, age 16; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Anne, age 17, with family of half-sister Geneviève BERGERON widow D'AMOUR [LOUVIERE]; married, age 18, Pierre, son of Joseph HÉBERT & Anne POIRIER of Chignecto, 16 Jul 1767, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Marie, age 22, with husband, 1 son, widowed mother, & nephew Isidore DAMONS [DAMOUR]; married, age 26, (2)François, son of Pierre PART & Angélique GODIN of Rivière St.-Jean, 7 Aug 1775, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Anne, age 27, with husband, 1 daughter, & orphan [nephew] Izidorre DAMOUR [LOUVIERE]; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 3 others; died [buried] Convent 4 Jun 1813, age 60[sic]
Augustin BERGERON 04 Feb 1765 Atk born 1710, Port-Royal; son of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, père & Geneviève SERREAU de SAINT-AUBIN; married, age 20, Marie, daughter of Claude DUGAS & Marguerite BOURG, c1730, probably Annapolis Royal; settled Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with unnamed wife & 3 children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 55, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, perhaps accompanied by wife Marie; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765; died Attakapas 30 Aug 1765, age 55, buried next day au premier camp d'en bas along the Teche
Barthélemy BERGERON III 05 Feb 1765 Atk born c1740, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Anne, Charles, Cécile, Germain, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, Marguerite, & Marie, nephew of Augustin; married, age 22, Anne, daughter of Jean ARCENEAUX & Marie-Anne HÉBERT of Chignecto, c1762, probably Halifax; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 25, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died [buried] Attakapas 27 Oct 1765, age 25
Cécile BERGERON 06 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ born c1735, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; sister of Anne, Barthélémy III, Charles, Germain, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, Marguerite, & Marie, niece of Augustin; married, age 15, (1)Joseph DUGAS, c1750, probably on the river; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 3 children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 30, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of her husband probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 23[sic], a widow, living with widowed brother-in-law Joseph HÉBERT, son Joseph DUGAS age 15, daughters Cécile [DUGAS] age 13, & Magdelaine [DUGAS] age 12; married, age 32, (2)Nicolas, son of Christophe LAHURE & Anne BERTRAND of Longwy, Lorraine, 16 Mar 1767, New Orleans; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 110, left [east] bank, called Cécile DUGAS widow BERGERON, age 32[sic], with son Joseph [DUGAS] age 14, daughters Cécile [DUGAS] age 12, & Marie-Magdelaine [DUGAS] age 10, & son Nicolas LAHURE age 8 mos.; married, age 35, (3)Pierre, son of Jean-Baptiste BERNARD & Cécile GAUDET of Chignecto, 13 Jun 1770, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 42, with husband, 1 DUGAS son, 1 LAHARE(?)[sic] son, 1 BERNARD son, 1 BERNARD stepson, & 1 BERNARD daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 6 others; died [buried] St. James Parish 28 Aug 1814, age 85[sic]
Charles BERGERON 09 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc, Asp, Lf born c1756, probably Rivière St.-Jean; son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER of Rivière St.-Jean; brother of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Joseph, Madeleine, Marianne, & Osite; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived Feb LA 1765, age 9, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape the epidemic that killed his father & 2 siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 10, with widowed mother, siblings, uncle Joseph QUESSY dit ROGER, & Mathurin LANDRY; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 11[sic], with family of Pierre ARCENAUX?; in VERRET's Company, Lafourche Militia, 1779, fusileer; married, age 23, (1)Marie, daughter of Charles FORET & Maguerite SONNIER, 4 Oct 1779, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 38, (2)Victoire-Marie of St.-Servan, France, daughter of Augustin BENOIT & Marie-Madeleine GAUTREAUX, 7 Jan 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos, age 45[sic], with wife Victoria age 23, sons Mariano age 12, Carlos age 10, Bautista age 7, Alexandro age 3, daughters Margarita age 16, & Eloisa age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 46[sic], with wife Victoire age 24, sons Manuelle age 13, Charles age 11, Jean-Baptiste age 8, Alexis age 4, daughters Margueritte age 17, & Éloise age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 40[sic], with wife Victoire age 25, sons Pierre age 12, Jean-Baptiste age 10, Alexandre age 5, Pierre-Paulle age 2, daughters Margueritte age 17, Marie age 14, Louise age 3, & Julienne age 1, 7/60 arpents, 2 slaves
Charles BERGERON, le jeune 07 Feb 1765 Atk born Feb 1765, either aboard ship or in New Orleans soon after arrival; son of Barthélemy BERGERON III & Anne ARCENEAUX; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died [buried] Attakapas 29 Oct 1765, age 8 mos.
Charles BERGERON 08 1765 StJ born c1728, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Anne, Barthélémy III, Cécile, Germain, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise; Marguerite, & Marie, nephew of Augustin; married Isabelle, daughter of Jean ARCENEAUX & Anne-Marie HÉBERT of Chignecto; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Cherle, with wife & 3 children; arrived LA 1765, age 37; in Cabanocé census, Apr 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Carlos, age 38, with wife Isabelle age 3[sic], sons Simon age 13, Jean-Théodore age 4, & daughter Marguerite age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 1 gun; died probably Cabanocé c1766, age 38
Geneviève BERGERON 10 1765 StJ born c1730, probably Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Michel BERGERON dit de Nantes & his second wife Marie DUGAS; half-sister of Anne-Marie & Marie; married Jean-Baptiste dit de LOUVIÈRE, son of Louis D'AMOURS de CHAFFOURS & Ursuline D'ABBADIE de SAINT-CASTIN; settled Rivière St.-Jean; exiled to Boston, MA, 1758, age 28; arrived LA 1765, age 35, a widow; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Genaveva & Geneviève BERGERON widow D'AMOUR, age 36, with sons Charles D'AMOUR [LOUVIÈRE] age 15, Baptiste D'AMOUR [LOUVIÈRE] age 12, François D'AMOUR [LOUVIÉRE] age 7, Ysidore D'AMOUR [LOUVIÈRE] age 3, daughters Nastasie D'AMOUR [LOUVIÉRE] age 8, & Suzanne D'AMOUR [LOUVIÉRE] age 1, Marie DUGAS widow BERGERON [her aunt] age 55, Anne "her daughter" [D'AMOUR/LOUVIÉRE? BERGERON?] age 17, 0 slaves, 4 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 1 gun; died by Sep 1769, when her children were listed in the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques census with other families?
Germain BERGERON 11 1765 StJ, Asp born c1743, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Anne, Barthélemy III, Cécile, Charles, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, Marguerite, & Marie, nephew of Augustin; arrived LA 1765, age 22; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, age 23, listed singly so probably still a bachelor, 0 slaves, 4 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 2 guns; married, age 25, Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of Bénoni LEBLANC & Marguerite HÉBERT, 3 May 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 118, left [east] bank, age 25, with wife Margueritte age 18, cousins Baptiste DAMOUR [dit de LOUVIÈRE] age 14 & François DAMOUR [dit de LOUVIÈRE] age 10; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 31[sic], with wife Margueritte age 25, son Jean-Louis age 5, daughters Élizabeth age 7, & Marie age 3; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 5 whites, 0 slaves, 6 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left [east] bank, called Jermain, age 42[sic], with wife Margueritte age 36, sons Jean-Louis age 15, Jermain age 3, daughters Élizabeth age 17, Susanne age 9, 2 slaves, 10 arpents, 10 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 20 cattle, 2 horses, 8 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left [east] bank, age 45[sic], no wife listed[?], with sons Jean-Louis age 19, Germain age 7, Auguste age 3, François age 1, daughter Suzanne age 12, 2 slaves, 10 arpents next to son-in-law Benoît GAUTEREAU, 0 qts. rice, 250 qts. corn, 15 horned cattle, 0 horses, 35 swine; died by Nov 1796, when his wife remarried at Plattenvlle
Jean-Baptiste BERGERON, père 12 Feb 1765 Atk born c1730, probably Annapolis Royal; son of probably Augustin BERGERON & Marie DUGAS; married, age 20, Catherine, daughter of Michel CAISSIE dit ROGER & his first wife Catherine POIRIER of Chignecto, c1750; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Jean, with wife & 4 children?; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 35, 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 Jean-Bpt.; died [buried] Attakapas 2 Nov 1765, age 35
Jean-Baptiste BERGERON, fils 13 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asp, Lf born c1754, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER; brother of Charles, Joseph, Madeleine, Marianne, & Osite; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 11, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape the epidemic that killed his father & 2 siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 12, with widowed mother, siblings, uncle Joseph Quessy dit ROGER, & Mathurin LANDRY; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [left] bank, age 13[sic], with family of uncle Bonaventure GODIN dit Bellfontaine & aunt Marguerite BERGERON; married, age 24, Lise-Marie-Josèphe, called Lise & Marie, daughter of Basile BABIN & Anne SONNIER, & stepdaughter of Michel CORMIER of Opelousas, 1 Jun 1778, St.-Jacques; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista, age 40, with wife Maria age 36, sons Juan Pedro age 9, Eduardo age 3, daughters Henrrica age 15, Genoveva age 13, Constancia age 7, & Clémenta age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 41[sic], with wife Marie age 37, sons Jean-Pierre age 10, Édouard age 4, daughters Henriette age 16, Geneviève age 14, Constance age 8, Clémence age 2, & 2 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 45, with wife Marie age 38, sons Jean-Pierre age 15, Édouard age 3, daughters Henriette age 17, Geneviève age 11, Constance age 9, & Clémence age 5, 11/20 arpents, 2 slaves
Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise, père 14 1765 StJ born c1722, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Anne, Barthélemy III, Cécile, Charles, Germain, Marguerite, & Marie, nephew of Augustin; married Marguerite BERNARD; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Jean, with wife & 4 children?; arrived LA 1765, age 43, one of the leaders of the Acadians who settled at Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Jean Bte., age 44, with wife Marguerite age 36, sons Jean-Baptiste age 16, Marin age 12, Mathurin age 10, daughter Marie age 14, Théotiste THIBODEAUX the widow GODIN age 26, & her daughter Barbe [GODIN] age 5, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 5 hogs, 2 guns; in MAXENT's report to French authorities in New Orleans, 8 May 1766, leader of 73 families at Cabanocé, some of whom arrived in Jun 1765; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 16, right [west] bank next to son Jean-Bte., called Jean-Bte., age 47[sic], with wife Marguerite age 40, sons Mathurain [probably Marin] age 15, Mazain [probably Mathurin] age 13, daughters Marie age 17, & Rozalie age 9 mos., 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 8 cattle, 1 horse, 20 pigs, 0 sheep, 3 muskets; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 45[sic], with wife Marguerite age 47[sic], sons Marain age 22, Mathurain age 20, daughters Rozallie age 8, & Victoire age 5; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Baptiste DAMBOISES, with 4 whites, 0 slaves, 0 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn
Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils 15 1765 StJ born c1750, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise & Marguerite BERNARD; brother of Marie-Blanche, Marin, & Mathurin; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1765, age 15; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 16, with parents, siblings, & relatives; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 17 next to father, right [west] bank, age 19, listed singly so still a bachelor, with 4 arpents, 0 slaves, 0 horses, 0 cattle, 0 pigs, 0 sheep, 1 musket; married, age 25, Marie, daughter of Olivier FORET & Rose-Osite GAUTREAUX, 30 Jan 1775, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 26, with wife Marie age 22 & son Michel age 1; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Jean Bte., with 6 whites, 0 slaves, 0 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn; died [buried] St.-Jacques 6 Oct 1801, age 50
Jean-Théodore BERGERON 16 1765 StJ, Lf born c1762, probably Halifax; called Théodore; son of Charles BERGERON & Isabelle ARCENEAUX; brother of Marguerite & Simon; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 3; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 4, with parents & siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Théodore, nephew, age 7, an orphan with family of uncle & aunt Joseph ARCENEAUX & Marie BERGERON; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Theodore, age 14, still living with uncle & aunt Joseph ARCENEAUX & Marie BERGERON; married, age 24, (1)Théotiste, daughter of Pierre FORET & Marie LANDRY, 6 Feb 1786, St.-Jacques; married, age 53, (2)Constance, daughter of Paul BOURGEOIS & Rosalie LEBLANC, & widow of François Regis PART, 2 Oct 1815, St. James Parish, ; moved to Lafourche valley; died Lafourche Interior Parish 15 Oct 1832, age 78[sic]; petition for succession inventory filed Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse 22 Dec 1832
Joseph BERGERON 17 Feb 1765 Atk born Jul 1764, Halifax or aboard ship; son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER; brother of Charles, Jean-Baptiste, fils, Madeleine, Marianne, & Osite; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 7 mos., with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died [buried] Attakapas 19 Oct 1765, age 15 mos.
Joseph BERGERON 18 17?? Asc married Marie BOUDREAUX, probably Ascension, now Donaldsonville
Judith BERGERON 19 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ born c1734, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; married Jean, son of probably Pierre ARCENEAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT of Chignecto; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 4 children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 31, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Judithe, age 32, with husband & 4 sons; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Judique, age 34, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Judic age 44, with husband, 5 sons, & 1 daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 9 others; died [buried] St.-Jacques 17 Oct 1799, age 70[sic]
Madeleine BERGERON 20 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, NO, Asp born c1750, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER; sister of Charles, Jean-Baptiste, fils, Joseph, Marianne, & Osite; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 5, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape the epidemic that killed her father & 2 siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 16, with widowed mother, siblings, uncle Joseph QUESSY dit ROGER, & Mathurin LANDRY; married Étienne, son of Lazard RENAULD  ____ of Arles, Provence, France, 6 May 1768, New Orleans; lived in New Orleans, late 1760s, early 1770s; moved to Lafourche valley; died [buried] Assumption Parish 9 Feb 1817, age 64[sic], a widow
Marguerite BERGERON dit d'Amboise 21 1765 StJ born c1723, probably Annapolis Royal; daughter of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; sister of Anne, Barthélemy III, Cécile, Charles, Germain, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, & Marie, niece of Augustin; married, age 17, Bonaventure, son of Gabriel GODIN dit Bellefontaine & Andrée-Angélique JOANNES of Rivière St.-Jean, c1740; arrived LA 1765, age 42; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 43, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Margueritte, age 46, with husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, & nephew Jean-Baptiste BERGERON; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 57, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 8 others
Marguerite BERGERON 22 1765 StJ, Atk, StJ born c1763, probably Halifax; daughter of Charles BERGERON & Isabelle ARCENEAUX; sister of Jean-Théodore & Simon; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 2; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 3, with parents & siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, an orphan, age 6, with family of Simon LEBLANC; married Jean-Baptiste, son of Honoré MELANÇON & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, late 1780s, probably Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died [buried] St. James Parish 30 Apr 1832, age 70
Marianne BERGERON 23 Feb 1765 Atk arrived LA Feb 1765, in utero; born 31 May 1765, Attakapas; baptized 4 Aug 1765, Attakapas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER; sister of Charles, Jean-Baptiste, fils, Joseph, Madeleine, & Osite; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 31 Aug 1765, age 3 mos., buried probably next day
Marie BERGERON 24 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ born c1745, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Barthélemy BERGERON dit d'Amboise, fils & Marguerite DUGAS; sister of Anne, Barthélemy III, Cécile, Charles, Germain, Jean-Baptiste dit d'Amboise, & Marguerite, niece of Augustin; married Joseph, son of probably Pierre ARCENEAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT of Chignecto; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 20, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, age 21, with husband & no children; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 25, with husband, 2 daughters, & orphaned nephew [Jean-]Théodore BERGERON; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 31, with husband, 1 son, 3 daughters, & orphaned nephew [Jean-]Théodore BERGERON; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; died [buried] St.-Jacques 7 Jun 1799, age 54, a widow
Marie BERGERON 26 1765 StJ born c1750, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Michel BERGERON dit de Nantes & his fourth wife Marie-Jeanne HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Marie/Marie-Anne, half-sister of Geneviève; arrived LA probably 1765, age 15; married, age 17, Pierre, son of Paul BOURGEOIS & Marie-Josèphe BRUN of Chignecto, 6 Nov 1767, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 19, with husband & 1 son; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, age 22[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; died [buried] St. James Parish 4 Apr 1828, age 75[sic], a widow
Marie-Anne BERGERON 02 1765 StJ born c1730, probably Rivière St.-Jean; called Anne; married (1?)Alexandre GODIN dit Lincour of Rivière St.-Jean, early 1750s; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband Alexandre LENCOUR & 5 children; arrived LA 1765, age 35, a widow; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 14, right [west] bank, called Anne BERGERON widow GODAIN, age 39, with sons Victor GODIN age 16, Pierre-Paul GODIN age 12, daughters Marie GODIN age 17, & Marie-Louiza GODIN age 9, 0 arpents, 6 slaves [probably a misprint for 6 arpents], 4 cattle, 0 horses, 0 pigs, 12 sheep, 1 musket; married, age 57, (2?)François ANTAYA of Canada, 10 Sep 1787, St.-Jacques?; died by Feb 1791, when she was listed in a daughter's marriage record as deceased
Marie-Blanche BERGERON 25 1765 StJ, NO born c1752, Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise & Marguerite BERNARD; sister of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Marin, & Mathurin; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1765, age 13; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 14, with parents, siblings, & relatives; married, age 19, Pierre-Joachim-René, son of Maitre François DE ST.-GERMAIN, Sieur de la Gournondage aux Sieges Royaux, Basonge, Brittany, France, & Demoiselle Marie LE MERCHANT of St.-Pierre of Basonge La Perouze, Brittany, France, 7 May 1771, St.-Jacques; settled New Orleans
Marin BERGERON 27 1765 StJ born c1755, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise & Marguerite BERNARD; brother of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Marie-Blanche, & Mathurin; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1765, age 10; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 12, with parents, siblings, & relatives; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Mazain, age 13, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 22, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others
Mathurin BERGERON 28 1765 StJ born c1756; son of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON dit d'Amboise & Marguerite BERNARD; brother of Jean-Baptiste, fils, Marie-Blanche, & Marin; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1765, age 9; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 10, with parents, siblings, & relatives; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Mathurain, age 15[sic], with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 22, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others; married first cousin Marie, daughter of probably Bonaventure GAUDIN dit Bellefontaine & his second wife Marguerite BERGERON dit d'Amboise, probably St.-Jacques, 1780s; died [buried] St. James Parish 2 Apr 1814, age 58
Osite BERGERON 29 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ born c1752, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Catherine CAISSIE dit ROGER; sister of Charles, Jean-Baptiste, flis, Joseph, Madeleine, & Marianne; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape the epidemic that killed her father & 2 siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 14, with widowed mother, siblings, uncle Joseph QUESSY dit ROGER, & Mathurin LANDRY
Simon BERGERON 30 1765 StJ born c1753, probably Ste.-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Charles BERGERON & Isabelle ARCENEAUX; brother of Jean-Théodore & Marguerite; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 12; in Cabanocé census, Apr 1766, right [west] bank, age 13, with parents & siblings; died before Dec 1767, in his early teens

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 9, calls her Anne BERGERON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1615, 2419, says she was born in 1735; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:46 (SM Ch.: v.4, #345), her death/burial record, calls her Anne BERGERON of  this post, wid. of ARSENAUX, but does not give her age when she died or her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 441; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 7.

Her estimated birth year is taken from the ages given in the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques censuses, not from Arsenault.  

02.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Marie-Anne BERGERON veuve GODIN.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 251; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445; 

The marriage record of daughter Marie-Anne GODIN, dated 27 Feb 1783, in NOAR, 3:143 (SLC, M4, 146), calls her Mariana VERSERON, native of St. John River, Diocese of Québec, so her given name may have been Marie-Anne.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2494, says Marie-Anne BERGEON[sic], daughter of Barthélémy BERGERON & Geneviève SERREAU dit Saint-Aubin, married Joseph GODIN dit Beauséjour, son of Gabriel GODIN & Andrée-Angélique JOANNES of Rivière St.-Jean, in c1725, says their children were Anastasie, born c1730, Michel in 1733, Barthélémy in 1735, Jacques in 1739, Joseph in 1740, Jean-Baptiste in 1746, Marie in 1752, Victor in 1753, Pierre-Paul in 1757, Marie-Louise in 1760, & that her husband died before 1769, when she was listed as a widow at Cabanocé; White, DGFA-1, 122, says that Marie-Anne, daughter of Barthélémy BERGERON dit d'Ambroise & Geneviève SERREAU dit Saint-Aubin, was born on 24 Jun 1706 at Boston, baptized on 20 Sep 1706, married Joseph GODIN dit Bellefontaine dit Beauséjour in c1726 on Rivière St.-Jean, & was recorded at Cherbourg, France in 1761, again in 1767, age 61, & again in 1772, age 67.  But this Marie-Anne BERGERON cannot be her since she could not have been at Cherbourg & Cabanocé at the same time!  The Anne BERGERON at Cabanocé in 1769 was much too young to have been Anne-Marie BERGERON, wife of Joseph GODIN dit Beauséjour.  

The 1769 Cabanocé census calls her Anne BERGERON, says she was 14, & lists her with the family of Philippe LACHAUSSÉ, her neighbor, obviously a transcription error, then lists her properly as Widow GODAIN & says she was 39, the age used here.

Why weren't she & her children counted at Cabanocé in Apr 1766?  

She had an amazing number of slaves for an Acadian at Cabanocé in 1769, so the number 6 probably refers to arpents, not slaves.  

Was she the Maria BERCHERON "of Acadia" who married Francisco ANTAYA "of Canada" at St.-Jacques on 10 Sep 1787.  See BRDR, 2:19, 79 (SJA-2, 4).  Unfortunately, the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couples' parents' names or mention any previous spouses.  She would have been about 57 years old in 1787, & she was a widow, remember, when she came to LA. 

03.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marie-Anne BERGERON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2565, calls her Anne BERGERON; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, the record of her first marriage, calls her Anne BERGERON; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, also the record of her first marriage, calls her Anne BERGERON; BRDR, 2:73, 579-80 (SJA-1, 55), the record of her second marriage, calls her Anne-Marie BERGERON, widow of Pierre HÉBERT, says her second husband was native of Rivière St.-Jean, gives his but not her parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre LAMBERT, Charles SAVOIT, Maturin HÉBER, & Antoine ZIGELER; BRDR, 3:83 (SMI-1, 15a; SMI-8, 13), her death/burial record, calls her Anne BERGERON, "age 60, nat. Acadia," does not give her parents' names or mention a husband, & says the witnesses to her burial were Pierre THERIOT & Joseph LEBLANC.  

04.  Wall of Names, 11 (pl. 1R), calls him Augustin BERGERON, & lists him him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1615, Rivière St.-Jean section, calls him Joseph-Augustin BERGERON, gives his parents' names, says he married Marie-Rose MELANÇON in c1730 but gives no place of marriage, lists only 1 child, daughter Élizabeth, born in 1752, but gives no birthplace, says he was held prisoner at Halifax in 1763, & that he died at St.-Martinville on 31 Aug 1765; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2418-19, LA section, calls him Augustin BERGERON, & repeats that same information found on p. 1615; White, DGFA-1, 122, calls him Augustin BERGERON, gives his parents' names, but says he married Marie DUGAS in c1730, not Marie-Rose MELANÇON.  See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.

White, p. 122, says that Augustin's older brother Michel dit de Nantes took as his second wife another Marie, daughter of Abraham DUGAS & Marie-Madeleine LANDRY, c1727, & that Michel married 2 more times, in c1743 to a woman unidentified, & in c1747 to Marie-Jeanne HEBERT.  So why does Wall of Names, 11, call the Marie DUGAS who came to LA Marie DUGAS veuve Michel BERGERON?  Michel BERGERON dit de Nantes's wife Marie DUGAS would have died long before the Acadians came to LA.  So which Michel BERGERON is this?  Or was she really Augustin's wife, not his widow?  Augustin was the only Acadian BERGERON of his generation to emigrate to LA despite Arsenault's claims, pp. 1614 & 2418, that Augustin's older brother Michel dit de Nantes also went to LA; he did not.  

His Wall of Names listing implies that he went to Attakapas without his wife, but did he go there alone?  See her profile for more questions & a discussion on the likelihood that he may have gone to the Teche with her.  

05.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Barthélemy BERGERON 2; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:53, his death/burial record, calls him Barthélémi & Barthélémy BERGERON.  Note that he died 2 days before his infant son died.  

06.  Wall of Names, 16 (pl. 3L), calls her Cécile BERGERON, & lists her with first husband & 3 children; NOAR, 2:17, 163 (SLC, M2, 27), the record of her second marriage, calls her Cécile BERGON [BERGERON], widow of Joseph DU[*], gives her & her parents' names, says her first husband died "at Attakapas," says her second husband was "native of Longwy, St.-Dagobert Parish, frontier of Lorraine, Archdiocese of Treve [Treves]," & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ MAXENT, André TETE [THET], merchant, burgher of this city, Jacques MICHEL, ____ GAURAIN, & ____ GUILLEMARD; BRDR, 2:74, 84a (SJA-1, 42a), the record of her third marriage, calls her Cécile BERGERON, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says both parties were "Acadian by nationality," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Simon LEBLANC, Bonaventure GODEN, Jacques GODEN, & Pierre ARCENEAUX; BRDR, 3:84 (SMI-8, 20), her death/burial record, calls her Cécile BERGERON, age 85, nat. Acadia, wid. of third marriage of Pierre BERNARD, but does not gives her parents' names nor the names of her first 2 husbands.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162, 177; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 11; "Cecile BERGERON Daughter of Barthélémy BERGERON dit DAMBOISE & Marguerite DUGAS of Port Royal," AGE, May 2008, 48-53.

Her estimated birth year is taken not from age give in the Cabanocé census of 1766, which would make her too young to have had a 15-year-old son that year, unless Joseph, fils was from an earlier marriage of Joseph DUGAS, père, nor from the age given in the Cabanocé census of 1769, which is notoriously unreliable for ages, but from age given in the St.-Jacques census of 1777.  The age given in her burial record would have her born in c1729, probably too early.  

Her second husband was from the iron mining district of upper Lorraine.  Lowry was one of the many strategically-located towns in France that the Marquis de Vauban fortified during the later years of Louis XIV. 

07.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Charles BERGERON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:53 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.15; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #32), his death/burial records, call him Charles BERGERON, give his age at time of his death, but do not give his parents' names. 

Note that he died 2 days after his father died.

08.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Charles BERGERON.  Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 109, a letter from Cabanocé co-commandant Louis JUDICE to Spanish Governor ULLOA, dated 2 Dec 1767, states:  "One Charles BERGERON and his wife, both of whom died last year, left behind two children aged three and four.  Their relatives took charge of the orphans and thought that they should sell the farm."  This hints that Charles's older son Simon also had died.  In late 1767, younger son Jean-Théodore was 4 & daughter Marguerite was ... 3, so this is them. 

His wife's parents' names can be found in Arsenault, Généalogie, 834.

09.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Charles BERGERON; BRDR, 2:73, 294 (ASC-1, 137), the record of his first marriage, calls him Carlos BERGERON, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Maturino BERGERON, Joseph ARSENO, & Juan ROGERT; BRDR, 2:73 (ASM-2, 5), the record of his second marriage, calls him Carlos BERGERON, widower of Maria FORET, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were "of the river St. John," that her parents were "of St. Malo," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Ambroise HÉBERT & Joseph CASSAGNIOL; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 27, calls him Jean-Charles BERGERON.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 441.

Where did West get the first name Jean?

10.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Geneviève BERGERON vieuve Jean-Baptiste D'AMOURS dit LOUVIERE; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1614, the Rivière St.-Jean section, calls her Geneviève, says she was born in 1730, & gives her parents' names--Michel BERGERON dit Nantes & his second wife Marie DUGAS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1632, the Rivière St.-Jean section, calls her Veuve D'AMOURS des CHAUFFORS (Geneviève BERGERON), says she was born in c1730, & was sans doute la belle-soeur [sister-in-law] de Joseph D'AMOURS des CHAFFOURS, ne en 1718"; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2418, the LA section, calls her Geneviève, says she was born in 1730, & gives her parents' names--Michel BERGERON dit Nantes & his second wife Marie DUGAS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2469, the LA section, calls her Veuve D'AMOURS des CHAFFOURS (Geneviève BERGERON) of Port-Royal & Rivière St.-Jean, New Brunswick (son mari etait sans doute le fils de Louis D'AMOURS et d'Ursule de SAINT-CASTIN)."   

The Joseph D'AMOURS des CHAFFOURS mentioned in Arsenault, p. 1632, was a son of Louis D'AMOURS des CHAUFFOURS & Ursuline (Arsenault calls her Ursule) de SAINT-CASTIN.  The SAINT-CASTIN family of coastal Maine & Rivière St.-Jean produced 2 capitaines de sauvages, Jean-Vincent D'ABBADIE, third Baron de SAINT-CASTIN, & his half-breed son, Bernard-Anselme, maternal kin of Geneviève's husband & brother-in-law. 

The entry in the Cabanocé census of 1766 implies that Geneviève was the daughter of Marie DUGAS, widow BERGERON, since they were listed together.  Arsenault, cited above, makes this a safe assumption.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 168.

Bourgeois, p. 168, does not state clearly if "Anne, her daughter," age 1, is the daughter of Geneviève BERGERON, widow DAMOUR, or Marie DUGAS, widow BERGERON.  The only Anne BERGERON listed in Wall of Names is the wife of Pierre ARSENEAU, on p. 9.  She is listed in Bourgeois's version of the Cabanocé census of 1766 on p. 162 with her husband & children.  There is no Anne DAMOUR/LOUVIERE in Wall of Names.  So who was this 17-year-old woman in the household of Geneviève BERGERON, widow DAMOUR, in Apr 1766?  Until I can verify Anne's true identity, she will not be included on this list.

11.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Germain BERGERON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2419, says he was born in 1743.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 168.

Arsenault's birth year conforms to the age given in the Cabanocé census of 1766, used here. 

12.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Jean-Baptiste BERGERON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:53 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.16; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #35), his burial record, calls him Jean-Baptiste BERGERON, but does not give his age at the time of his death, nor his parents' names, nor mentions a wife.  See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2614, a list of inhumations des Acadiens décédes aux Attakapas en 1765 (Acadian burials in the Attakapas in 1765).  

13.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Jean-Baptiste BERGERON; BRDR, 2:52, 76 (SJA-1, 48), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Baptiste BERGERON, calls his wife Marie BABIN, says "both parties of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Sr. Simon LEBLANC, Pierre ARCENEAUX, Charles BERGERONT [his brother], & Pierre BERNARD.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 166; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 443.  

How exactly was he kin to Marguerite BERGERON, wife of Bonaventure GODIN, with whom he was living in 1769?  

Arsenault calls his wife Elmire, daughter of Baptiste BABIN & Anne SAULNIER, but his marriage recorded, cited above, calls her Marie, daughter of Basile.  Where did Arsenault get the name Elmire?  

14.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Jean-Baptiste BERGERON D'Amboise; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2419, says he was born in 1722.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 163; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445.  

Arsenault's birth year agrees with the age given in the Cabanocé census of 1766, used here.

For his inclusion in MAXENT's report, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 45; & Appendix.  

15.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Jean-Baptiste BERGERON; BRDR, 2:76, 295 (SJA-1, 54), his marriage record, calls him Jean Baptiste BERGEREAU, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says "both parties of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Olivier PART, Pierre BLANCHAR, & Marin BERGERONT [his brother]; BRDR, 2:77 (SJA-4, 19), his death/burial record, calls him Juan Bautista BERGERON, age 50 years, spouse of Maria FOREST, & gives his parents' names  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445.

16.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Jean-Théodore BERGERON; BRDR, 2:81 (SJA-2, 1), the record of his first marriage, calls him Téodoro BERGERON, gives his & his wife's parents names, says his parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to the marriage were Olivier PAR & Maria ARSENO; BRDR, 3:91 (SJA-2, 150), the record of his second marriage, calls him Theodore BERGERON, "widower of Theotice FORET, nat. of Acadia," calls his wife Constance BOURGEOIS, "wid. Regis PART, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to the marriage were Louis GUEDRI, Patrice URIEL, & Simon BOURGEOIS; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:60 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.80), his burial record, calls him Théodor BERGERON, says he was 78 years old when he died, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:60 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: 1832), petition for inventory, calls him Théodore BERGERON m.(1)Théotiste FOREST, m.(2)Constance BOURGEOIS, & lists his children as Sylvanie 15 yrs., Adele 13 yrs., Seraphine 10 yrs., d.Théotiste m. Michel BOUDREAUX, Simon, Ursin, & Benjamin.  See also West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 27.

He & his family moved to the Bayou Lafourche valley in the 1810s.  

17.  Wall of Names, 11 (pl. 1R), calls him Joseph BERGERON, & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:53 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.14; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #28), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BERGERON, says he was 15 months old when he died, but does not give his parents' names.

18.  Wall of Names, 11 (pl. 1R), calls him Joseph BERGERON, & lists him singly.  

The baptismal record of Joseph-Valentin BERGERON, dated 20 Feb 1793, in BRDR, 2:77 (ASC-5, 76), says the boy was born on 4 Dec 1792, that his parents were Joseph [BERGERON] & Maria BOUDRO, does not give the grandparents' names, & says the godparents were Joseph BOUDRO & Anna Isabel FORGUESON.  Who were Joseph's parents?  Where was he born?  When did he reach LA?

19.  Wall of Names, 9, calls her Judith BERGERON; BRDR, 2:77 (SJA-4, 15), her death/burial record, calls her Judith BERGERON, "age 70 years, spouse of Juan ARCENAU & native of Acadia," but does not give her parents' names.

Her estimated birth year is calculated from the ages given for her in Cabanocé/St.-Jacques censuses, not in her burial record, cited above.  

20.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Madeleine BERGERON; NOAR, 2:17, 237 (SLC, M2, 35), her marriage record, calls her Magdeleine BERGERON, calls her husband Éstienne RENAULD, "native of *, Diocese of Arles in Provence," gives his but not her parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were ___ [C?]ASTEL, Jean PAILLET, & ____ BESOBIN; BRDR, 3:88 (ASM-3, 123), her death/burial record, calls her Magdalena BERGERON, "age 65 yrs., wid. Estevan RENAUD," & gives her parents' names.

The baptismal record of 2 of her children, dated 16 Aug 1769 & 8 Jun 1771, show that she & her husband lived at New Orleans.  When did she join her siblings in the Bayou Lafourche valley?  After she became a widow?

21.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Marguerite BERGERON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2494.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 163; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 443.

Her birth year in Arsenault agrees with the age given in the Cabanocé census of 1766, followed here. 

22.   Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marguerite BERGERON; BRDR, 5(rev.):60 (SJA-4, 61), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BERGERON, 70 yrs., old, wife of Baptiste MELANÇON, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 163, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 443.  

Simon LEBLANC's wife was Anne ARCENEAUX, widow of Barthélémy BERGERON, who had died at Attakapas in 1765.

23.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marianne BERGERON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:53-54 (SM Ch.: Slave Baptism Register v.1, p.2, #4-A), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marianne BERGERON, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean-Baptiste GREVEMBERG & Félicité GUILBAUD, is signed by Jean FRANÇOIS, "curé de la nouvelle acadie" & Jean-Baptiste GREVEMBERG, & notes:  "This child died on 31 Aug. 1765." 

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 1765, hence her place in this listing.  She was one of the first Acadian children born west of the Atchafalaya.

24.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marie BERGERON, & lists her with her parents for some reason; BRDR, 2:79 (SJA-4, 13a), her death/burial record, calls her Maria BERGERON, "age 54 years, widow of Joseph ARCANAUX," but does not give her parents' names. 

See the footnote for husband Joseph ARCENEAUX's profile that discusses when, & perhaps where, they were married.

25.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marie BERGERON; BRDR, 79 (SJA-1, 14a), her marriage record, calls her Demoiselle Marie-Blanche BERGERON, calls her husband Pierre-Joachin-René DE ST. GERMAIN, gives her & his parents' names, including his father's title, details his parents' birthplaces in France, says her parents were born "in Parish of St.-Anne in Acadia [which was Rivière St.-Jean]" but probably means her, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean Baptist BERGERON, J. RIXNER, & Guillaume PIVOTAU.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445.

Her husband evidently was a member of the French nobility but perhaps was a younger son who did not inherit his father's title.  They had a daughter, Marguerite-Eulalie DE ST. GERMAIN, who was born in Mar 1772 & baptized at New Orleans in May; another daughter, Marie-Modeste-Renée DE ST. GERMAIN, who was baptized at St.-Jacques in 1774; a son, Martial, who was born in Jan 1776 & baptized at New Orleans in Mar; a daughter Rosalie-René, born in 1785 & baptized at New Orleans in Nov 1785; & another son, Basile-René, called Basilio Renato, born in Mar 1788 & baptized at New Orleans in May.  See BRDR, 2:659 (SJA-1, 22a); NOAR, 3:94, 4:94, 95 (SLC, B7, 8; SLR, B7, 59; SLC, B9, 393; SLC, B11, 47).  So the family spent more time at New Orleans than at St.-Jacques.  The baptism of son Basile-René precludes her being the Maria BERGERON "of Acadia" who married Canadian François ANTAYA at St.-Jacques in Sep 1787. 

26.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marie BERGERON, & lists her singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2435, says she & her husband were married on 9 Nov 1767; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, her marriage record, calls her Marie BERGERON, calls her husband Pierre BOURGEOIS, & says they were married on 6 Nov 1767; BRDR, 4:50 (SJA-4, 58), her death/burial record, calls her Marie BERGERON, "age 75 yrs., wid. of Pierre BOURGEOIS," but does not give her parents' names.

For her parents' names, see the baptismal record of her daughter Maria Azilia BOURGEOIS, dated 23 Mar 1800, in BRDR, 2:135 (SJA-3, 193).

Where was she in Apr 1766? 

Her marriage date used here is from her marriage record in Bourgeois & Voorhies, J., not from Arsenault.  

27.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Marin BERGERON.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445.

28.   Wall of Names, 11, calls him Mathurin BERGERON; BRDR, 3:89 (SJA-4, 38), his death/burial record, calls him Mathurin BERGERON, age about 58 yrs. of Acadia, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 173; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445. 

Although the actual marriage record has been lost, there is plenty of evidence of Mathurin's marriage to Marie GAUDIN in the baptismal & marriage records of their children in BRDR, 2:75 (SJA-3, 100), 78 (SJA-3, 16), 79 (SJA-3, 4), & BRDR, 3:85, 87, 89, as well as the burial record of Marie GAUDIN, age about 50 yrs., wid. of Mathurin BERGERON, dated 4 Sep 1815, in BRDR 3:350 (SJA-4, 41).  Unfortunately, none of their children's baptismal records list the grandparents' names, so I have yet to find a record that gives Marie's parents' names. 

If Marie was the daughter of Bonaventure GODIN dit Bellefontaine, père & his second wife, then she & Mathurin were first cousins.  The best clue I have of who Marie's parents might have been are the marriage records of her & Mathurin's daughters Marie Constance & Euphrosine, dated 9 Jun 1805 & 28 Nov 1811, in BRDR, 3:89 (SJA-2, 87), 3:85 (SJA-2, 130), in which Bonaventure GAUDIN/GODIN was a witness.  This could have been Bonaventure, père or his son, Bonaventure, fils.  Bonaventure, père died in October 1818, Bonaventure, fils in August 1814.  Marie and Mathurin's son Joseph's marriage record, dated 3 Aug 1812, in BRDR, 3:87 (SJA-2, 133), lists Luc & Michel GAUDIN as witnesses.  Witness Michel could have been Bonaventure, père's brother Michel or Bonaventure, père's son Michel-Bernard, & Luc was a son of cousin Jean-Baptiste GAUDIN dit Bellefontaine, who witnessed the marriage of Marie & Mathurin's daughter Marie Justine, dated 11 May 1807, in BRDR, 2:89 (ASC-2, 156).  If Marie GAUDIN was born in c1765, as her burial record attests, then Bonaventure, père, who was married to his second wife then, likely was her father, because Jean-Baptiste did not marry until c1768.  Other candidates for Marie's father are Barthélémy dit Bellefontaine, brother of Jean-Baptiste, who was married in 1765, & cousin Joseph dit Lincour, who married at Cabanocé in Apr 1766, but these are long shots.  My best guess is Bonaventure, père, who brought a 14-year-old daughter named Marie to LA with him in 1765.  Could this Marie, born in the early 1750s, have been the wife of Mathurin BERGERON, born in c1756, & the burial record of 4 Sep 1815 should have said that she was 65, not 50, when she died?  

29.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Osite BERGERON.

30.  Wall of Names, 11, calls him Simon BERGERON. 

For evidence of his early death, see his father's profile, above. 

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