APPENDICES

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

BOURG/BOURQUE

[BORK, BURG]

ACADIA

Antoine Bourg from Martaizé near Loudun south of the Loire valley in France, born in c1609, was a young farmer when he came to Acadia as a bachelor in c1636 Hired by either the sieur d'Aulnay or Isaac Razilly to clear land and perform other tasks for the colonial leadership, he was one of the colony's first settlers.  In c1642, when he was in his early 30s, he married Antoinette, sister of fellow colonist René Landry l'aîné, at Port-Royal and settled into the life of a farmer.  Antoine and Antoinette had 11 children.  Their six daughters married into the Breau, Belliveau, Boudrot, Brun, Comeau l'aîné dit L'Esturgeon, and Allain families.  Their five sons, all born at Port-Royal, created families of their own.  Antoine died at Port-Royal between 1687 and 1693, in his late 70s or early 80s.  Antoinette died not long afterwards.  

Oldest son François, born in c1643, a farmer like his father, married Marguerite, daughter of Michel Boudrot and Michelle Aucoin, at Port-Royal in c1665.  They had seven children, including two sons who married into Melanson family.  Their daughters married into the Richard, Maissonat dit Baptiste, LeBlanc, and Melanson families.  François died at Port-Royal by 1686.  Marguerite remarried to Jean Babineau.  François's older son settled at Chignecto.  His younger son, Alexandre dit Bellehumeur, settled at Minas.  In July 1711, on recommendation of an influential Récollet missionary, Alexandre dit Bellehumeur was appointed judge, notary, and "expert land-surveyor" at Minas.  He was reaffirmed in this office by Lieutenant-governor Paul Mascarene in May 1740.  In December 1744, however, the Nova Scotia Council fired him as notary and replaced him with René LeBlanc, fils.  

Jean, born in c1646, also a farmer, married Marguerite, daughter of Pierre Martin and Catherine Vigneau, at Port-Royal in c1667.  They had nine children, including two sons who married into the Barillot, Aucoin, and Michel families.  Their daughters married into the Thibodeau, Naquin dit L'Étoile, Dubois, Robichaud dit Cadet, Gaudet, Turpin dit La Giroflée, Triel dit Triquel dit Patron, and Guérin dit Laforge families.  Jean died at Port-Royal between 1693 and 1698.  One of his sons, Jean-Baptiste, settled at Cobeguit.  By the early 1750s, Jean-Baptiste, his sons, and younger brother Louis had moved on to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, where a cousin had settled in the 1730s.  Jean-Baptiste died on Île St.-Jean in February 1757, age 74.  

Bernard, born in c1648, a farmer, married Françoise, daughter of Vincent Brun and Renée Breau, at Port-Royal in c1670.  They had 13 children, but only one of their sons created a family of his own by marrying into the Dugas family.  Their daughters married into the Daigre, Dugas, Guilbeau, Melanson, Babineau, and Granger families.  Bernard lived and died at Port-Royal, as did his son.  

Martin, born in c1650, married Marie, daughter of ____ Potet and Marie Gautrot, at Port-Royal in c1675.  They had 11 children, including five sons who married into the Dugas, Thériot, Blanchard, Melanson, and Hébert families.  Their daughters married into the Thériot, Aucoin, and Hébert families.  In July 1701, Martin, already a resident of Cobeguit, sold "a homestead situated along the rivière du Dauphin (Annapolis River), on the estate of the late M. d'Entremont," to Nicolas Babineau dit Deslauriers.  Martin died at Cobeguit.  One of his sons, Abraham le jeune, served as a delegate for Upper Cobeguit to the Nova Scotia Council; he performed this duty until 1726, when he asked to be relieved due to lameness and infirmity.  

Youngest son Abraham, born in c1662, married Marie-Sébastienne, another daughter of Vincent Brun and Renée Breau and widow of François Gautrot, fils, at Port-Royal in c1683.  They had eight children, including five sons who married into the Guérin, Broussard, Landry, Boudrot, and Robichaud families.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Fougère families. In August 1714, soon after the British took over the colony, Abraham embarked with other Acadians on the French vessel La Marie Joseph bound for Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island.  Abraham evidently did not care for the island and returned to Annapolis Royal, but one of his younger sons, Charles, moved to Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, in the 1720s, married there, worked as a sailor, and by the early 1730s had taken his family to Île St.-Jean, where some of his cousins settled.  Meanwhile, Abraham represented Port-Royal in the Nova Scotia Council from 1720 to 1726, when he asked to be released from his duties "because of lameness and infirmity."  In September 1727, when he was age 65, he and three other council deputies, Charles Landry, Guillaume Bourgeois, and François Richard, refused to take the unqualified oath of allegiance to King George II.  Nova Scotia's lieutenant governor at the time, Lawrence Armstrong, charged Abraham and his compeers with influencing other Annapolis Royal Acadians not to take the oath and imprisoned them for their defiance.  Abraham was "allowed to leave the province as quickly as possible, without taking any of his property with him, 'in consequence of his great age,'" but he likely did not go.  His signature appears on a qualified oath in 1730.  He died a widower in the mid- or late 1730s, in his 70s, probably at Annapolis Royal.  

One of Antoine Bourg's descendants was Joseph-Mathurin Bourg, the first Acadian priest. 

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

In 1755, descendants of Antoine Bourg could be found at Annapolis Royal, Grand-Pré and Cobeguit in the Minas Basin, Chignecto, the trois-rivères area west of Chignecto, and on Île Royale and Île St.-Jean.  

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In early 1752, Pierre Bourg, a 58-year-old native of Pleumondat, near St.-Malo, France, was counted at Lorembec, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island.  He probably was not kin to Antoine Bourg of peninsula Acadia. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Bourgs 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:

Anne Boudrot, age 55, widow of Charles Bourg of Port-Royal, Port-Toulouse, and Île St.-Jean, brought six children with her from the prisons at Halifax--Marguerite, age 28, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, age 21, Gertrude, age 18, L'ange, age 17, Joseph, age 14, and Louise, age 12.  Gertrude married Amand, 31-year-old son of fellow Acadian Charles Thibodeau, at New Orleans in late February Theirs was the first recorded Acadian wedding in Louisiana.  

In April, after a short respite in the city, Anne and her children, including Gertrude and her new husband, followed the Broussard party across the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie along the banks of Bayou Teche.  When an epidemic struck the Teche valley settlements that summer and fall, Anne and her three youngest children, L'ange, Joseph, and Louise, along with dozens of other Acadians, fled to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.  

Gertrude remained on the Teche with her new husband; she died a widow at her home at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, near present-day Breaux Bridge, in June 1827, in her late 70s Sisters Marguerite and Madeleine also remained on the Teche and married fellow Acadians there.  Marguerite married first to Pierre Pitre and then to Charles, son of Joseph Guilbeau dit L'Officier, at Attakapas in November 1775; she died in St. Martin Parish in July 1820, in her early 80s.  Madeleine married Sylvain, son of Pierre Sonnier, probably at Opelousas in the late 1760s and died at La Butte, St. Martin Parish, in May 1814, age 70.  

Joseph and L'ange did not remain at Cabanocé but returned to the prairie region in the late 1760s and settled in the Opelousas District, north of Attakapas but not far from sisters Gertrude, Madeleine, and Marguerite.  Their sister Louise, called Lise, also settled at Opelousas, where she married twice, first to Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Paul Savoie, in July 1772, and then to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, in July 1789; Louise's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in August 1825; she would have been 72 years old that year.  Meanwhile, mother Anne also returned to the western prairies and was living with daughter Gertrude at Attakapas in 1771.  

Both Joseph and L'ange married and created families of their own, but only Joseph's line survived: 

Descendants of L'ange BOURG (c1748-1788; Antoine, Abraham)

L'ange, called Ange, Lange, and Angèl, elder son of Charles Bourg and Anne Boudrot, was born probably at Tracadie, Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in c1748.  He and his family ended up as prisoners of war at Halifax, where they were counted by British officials in July 1763.  L'ange's father died soon afterwards.  With his widowed mother and siblings, he reached New Orleans in February 1765 with the party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil.  They followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  That fall, after an epidemic devastated the Teche community, he retreated with his mother and two siblings to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river but did not remain there.  In the late 1760s, he returned to the western prairies, where he married Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Thibodeaux and Françoise Saulnier, probably at Opelousas in c1776; Marie was his brother Joseph's wife's sister.  L'ange died at Opelousas in June 1788; he was only 40 years old; his succession record was filed at what became the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, two days after his death.  He and his wife had two daughters but no sons, so his line of the family, except perhaps for its blood, died with him.  His wife remarried to fellow Acadian Basile Chiasson in July 1789 after her year of mourning.  

  Descendants of Joseph BOURG (c1751-1806; Antoine, Abraham)

Joseph, younger son of Charles Bourg and Anne Boudrot, was born probably on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in c1751.  He and his family ended up as prisoners at Halifax, where they were counted by British officials in July 1763.  Joseph's father died soon afterwards, and in 1764-65, with the party led by Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, Joseph followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana via St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, and settled on upper Bayou Teche.  He retreated with his mother and two siblings to Cabanocé on the river in the fall of 1765 but did not remain there.  In the late 1760s, he returned to the western prairies, where he married Susanne, another daughter of Pierre Thibodeaux and Françoise Saulnier, probably at Opelousas in the early 1780s; Susanne was his brother L'ange's wife's sister.  Their children were born at Opelousas.  Their daughters married into the Figurant and Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian) families and perhaps into the Rous family as well.  Joseph died at Opelousas in January 1806; he was 55 years old.  

1

Oldest son Joseph-Valéry, called Valéry, born at Opelousas in July 1785, married _____.  They had a son named Louis le jeune.  Valéry died "at his home in the Belvue [Bellevue] area," St. Landry Parish, in September 1819; the priest who recorded his burial said that Valéry was 32 years old when he died, but he was 34; his succession record, which included the names of two minor children and three minor brothers, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the month after he died.  

2

Ursin or Furcy, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in June 1790, took up with Éloise, a mulatresse libre.  His "natural son" Pierre dit Piercide was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1822.   Furcy died in St. Landry Parish in September 1840; he was 50 years old.  

3

Charles, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in October 1796, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Hébert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1828.  Their son Pierre had been born in St. Landry Parish in September 1826, Léandre Charles, also called Léandre le jeune, in February 1828, Joseph C., perhaps Joseph Charles, was born in July 1829, a son, name unrecorded, in c1833 but died at age 2 in June 1835, Charles, fils was born in May 1835, and Valéry le jeune in February 1836.  Their daughters married into the Boutte, Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian), and Richard families.  Charles, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in April 1841; he would have been 45 years old that year.  Charles may have remarried to Marie Anne, Aure, Laure, Aurore, Mareror, or O., Lavergne, probably French Canadian, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1848; if so, he would have been 51 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Charles Jefferson was born near Grand Coteau in January 1854, and Louis Omer in September 1855.  Their daughter married a Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian) cousin.  Charles, père's succession record, perhaps his second, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in September 1857; he would have been 61 years old that year. 

3a

Léandre le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Julienne, daughter of Joachim Provost or Prevot and his Acadian wife Zulima Brasseaux, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1853.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in St. Landry Parish, age 3 weeks, in May 1866, son Adam Léonard was born in May 1868, and Louis le jeune near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1870. 

3b

Valéry C. Bourg's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1859.  If this was Valéry, son of Charles, he would have been 23 years old that year.  Did he marry? 

3c

Joseph C., by his father's first wife, married Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Richard and Eugènie Richard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1859.  Their son Valéry le jeune was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in August 1866, and Charles le jeune in March 1870. 

4

Léandre, also called Joseph, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in November 1797, married Marguerite Guidry probably in St. Landry Parish in the late 1820s.  Their son Joseph Léandre, called Joseph L., was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 8 months, in December 1830, and Valéry Léandre was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1833.  Their daughter married into the Labbé family.  Léandre's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in June 1853; he would have been 56 years old that year. 

Joseph L. married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadians Léandre Landry and Louise dite Lise Brasseaux, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1869; Joseph L. was 39 years old at the time of the wedding. 

5

Pierre, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in March 1800, may have died young, unless he was the Pierre Bourg who died in St. Landry Parish in June 1846 and whose succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following November.  If this was him, he died at age 46 and probably did not marry. 

6

Youngest son Louis, baptized at Opelousas, age 1 month, in November 1801, may have been the Louis Bourg who married French Canadian Louise Lavergne at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1842.  Their daughter married into the McMillan family.  Louis died near Grand Coteau in September 1848; he was only 46 years old; his succession record, which mentions no wife or children, was recorded at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in November.  Did he father any sons? 

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A Bourg from the river who had come to Louisiana in 1765 crossed the Atchafalaya Basin in the early 1780s and settled at Opelousas, adding substantially to the western branch of the family:

Descendants of Jean BOURG (c1759-1814; Antoine, François, Alexandre dit Bellehumeur)

Jean, third son of Joseph Bourg of Grand-Pré and Marie Landry of Pigiguit, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in c1759 during Le Grand Dérangement, followed his parents probably to Nova Scotia in 1763, was imprisoned at Halifax with other Acadian exiles, and sailed to Louisiana via St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in 1765.  Jean followed his recently remarried mother, his siblings, and his stepfather, François-Joseph Savoie, to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans.  Jean's mother died by October 1766, when François Savoie took another wife at Cabanocé.  In the late 1760s, François crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where he remarried again--his fourth marriage--in April 1769; Jean, still only 10 years old, probably lived with him, or Jean could have remained at Cabanocé with his much older brother Joseph, fils (however, the statement in his burial record, quoted below, seems to say that Jean moved to the western prairies when he was still a child).  Jean married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Richard and Marguerite Dugas, at Opelousas in March 1784.  Their settled at Prairie Basse near Grand Coteau, where their children were born.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Beard, Benoit, Breaux, Caruthers, and Royer families.  Jean died "at his home at La prairie Basse du Grand Coteau in this parish [Opelousas]" in January 1814, "following a long illness"; he was 55 years old; the priest who recorded his burial also noted that Jean had "lived in this parish from his youth..."; Jean's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in September 1817, and his estate record was filed there in December 1821.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, born near Grand Coteau in June 1786, may have married Susanne, daughter of Pierre Mayhe and Anne Henry.  If so, their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1830.  Jean Baptiste, père died near Grand Coteau in June 1834; he was only 48 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1835 and at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1838, so he must have owned land in both parishes. 

2

Augustin, born near Grand Coteau in August 1787, married Susanne, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Leger and Marguerite Savoie of Opelousas, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1826; he was 38 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Désiré was born near Grand Coteau in December 1834 but died at age 16 1/2 in April 1851, Augustin Joseph, called Joseph, was born in October 1837, and Adolphe in June 1843.  They daughters married into Stelly and perhaps into the Miller family as well.  Augustin died near Grand Coteau in June 1844; the priest who recorded his burial said that Augustin died "at age 55 yrs.," but he was 56; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1848. 

2a

Joseph married Françoise Aurelina or Amelina, daughter of German Creole Andeole Stelly and his Acadian wife Françoise Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1863.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born near Grand Coteau in September 1869. 

2b

Adolphe married Olymphe, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodule Benoit and his Creole wife Emma Forestier, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1870.

3

Césaire, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in November 1789, may have died young, unless he was the Césaire Bourque who married French Creole Marie Desormeaux and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1850s, though his age makes it unlikely.    

4

Bruno Olivier, born probably near Grand Coteau in c1790, died in St. Landry Parish in June 1817.  The priest who recorded his burial noted:  "He died following an illness and could not receive the sacraments which he had requested--not having enough time to arrive near him."  Bruno was only 27 years old when he died and "not married."  

5

Éloi, also called Clay and Édouard, born near Grand Coteau  in February 1791, married Marie Adeline, called Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Savoie and Modeste Prejean, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1833.  Their son Éloi, fils was born near Grand Coteau in August 1835 but died at age 1 in October 1836, Valéry was born in September 1837, and Jean Uval or Huval was baptized at age 2 months in September 1841.  Their daughter married into the Jacquemand family.  Éloi died near Grand Coteau in March 1853; he was 62 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in May. 

5a

Valéry married Marie Amelia or Émelia, called Melia, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Prejean and Marie Sidalise Prejean, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1857.  Their son Valéry, fils was born near Grand Coteau in January 1862, and Joseph Seven in January 1870. 

5b

Jean Huval married cousin Marie Madeleine, daughter of Gilles Higginbotham and his Acadian wife Euphrosin Savoie, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1860.  Their son Florent was born near Grand Coteau in October 1861 but died the following December.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, a few years later. 

6

Pierre, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in May 1795, may have died young, unless he was the Pierre Bourg who died in St. Landry Parish in June 1846 and whose succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following November.  If this was him, he died in his early 50s and probably did not marry. 

7

Youngest son Joseph Dorsile, baptized at Opelousas, age 1 month, in April 1803, married Julie or Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis André Richard and Julie Babineaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1833.  Did Joseph Dorsile father any sons?

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Three Bourg brothers came to Louisiana from France in 1785 and settled in what became St. Martin and Lafayette parishes, also adding substantially to the western branch of the family:

Lucien Bourg, age 21, crossed with wife Marie-Isabelle Trahan, age 25, on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  They did not follow his widowed mother and younger brothers to upper Bayou Lafourche but went, instead, to the Attakapas District, where her family, who had crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, had gone.   His widowed mother and two younger brothers joined them at Attakapas in the late 1790s:

Descendants of Lucien BOURG (1763-1841; Antoine, Jean, Louis)

Lucien, eldest son of Charles Bourg and Madeleine Blanchard, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in October 1763, married Marie-Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Trahan and Marguerite Duon of Rivière-aux-Canards, in France in the early 1780s.  Marie-Isabelle was born at Liverpool, England, while her family was held prisoner there, and, after being repatriated to Morlaix, France, in May 1763, followed them to Belle-Île-en-Mer, off the southern coast of Brittany, where she was counted with them in 1765.  Probably not long after their marriage, Lucien and Marie-Isabelle crossed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and went straight to the Attakapas District, where her family had gone after reaching New Orleans aboard an earlier ship.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Marie-Isabelle was pregnant on the voyage over; their first son was born probably on the upper Vermilion in April 1786 and baptized at Attakapas in June.  All of their other children were born at Attakapas.  Lucien's mother and younger brothers joined them in the late 1790s.  His mother died at Lucien's home on the upper Vermilion in December 1814.  His daughters married into the Broussard, Duhon, and Montet families.  Lucien died in Lafayette Parish in September 1841; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Lucien died "at age 80 yrs.," but he was "only" 77; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the day of his death. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Firmin, born probably at Attakapas in April 1786, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians François Duhon and Élisabeth Landry and widow of Célestin Hébert, at Attakapas in May 1806.  They also settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Jean-Baptiste was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1812, and Vital in Lafayette Parish in April 1823.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Hébert, Montet, Savoie, and Thibodeaux families.  Jean Firmin's succession record (the recording clerk called him Vital, one of Jean-Firmin's son's name) was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in February 1844; Jean Firmin would have been 58 years old that year. 

1a

Jean Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in September 1834.  He was only 22 years old and did not marry.  

1b

Vital married Azema, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Mire and Aspasie Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1842.  Their son, name and age unrecorded, died in Lafayette Parish in January 1843. 

2

François, born at Attakapas in April 1792, married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Marie Melançon of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1812.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Jean Baptiste Treville, called Treville, was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1815, François Euclide was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 40 days, in November 1825, and Joseph Sosthène was born in July 1828 but died at age 7 in October 1835.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Duhon families.  François, père died in Lafayette Parish in November 1835; the priest who recorded his burial said that François was 45 years old when he died, but he was only 43; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July 1836.  

2a

Treville married Perpétué Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Éloi Comeaux and Marie Louvière, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1838.  Their son Éloi, also called Édouard, was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1839, and François in March 1842.  Jean Baptiste Treville remarried to French Creole Marie or Marguerite Cidalise Baudoin in the late 1840s or early 1850s.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born posthumously near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1854.  They also had a son named Treville, fils.  Jean Baptiste Treville died in Lafayette Parish in September 1853; he was only 38 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following November. 

Éloi, by his father's first wife, married cousin Azélima, daughter of fellow Acadians Valmont Guidry and Geneviève Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1859. 

François, by his father's first wife, may have married fellow Acadian Marie Émelia Trahan at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1863.  Their son François, fils was born near Abbeville in August 1864. 

Treville, fils, by his father's second wife, married Celiva, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Hébert and his Creole wife Adeleine Faulk, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1870. 

2b

François Euclide married Zelmire or Elmire, daughter of Pierre Baudoin and his Acadian wife Marguerite Hébert, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1843, and sanctified the marriage at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1851.  Their son François Emilda was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1845, Pierre in September 1846 but died at age 1 1/2 in January 1848, Vital was born in December 1829[sic, perhaps 1849] and baptized at the Vermilion church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1851, Isaie was born in January 1852, Célestin Damaire in August 1854, and Hippolyte Joseph in August 1856.

3

Youngest son Placide, born at Attakapas in January 1797, married Marguerite, daughter of Anglo American Thomas Parr and his Acadian wife Marie Anne Melançon of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1818.  Their son Placide, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in May 1819, Lucien le jeune in June 1824, Eugène in March 1828, Alexandre Sevigne, called Sevigne, in June 1830, Maximilien in April 1834, and Édouard in October 1838 but died at age 2 in October 1840.  Their daughters married into the Simon and Trahan families.

3a

Placide, fils married Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Delphin Duhon and Vitalise Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1838.  Their son Théodule was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 1/2 months, in June 1839, Thomas was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1848, Thanase in January 1850, Alcide Julien, perhaps called Julien, in August 1851, and Hubertie or Uberti in January 1853.  Placide, fils's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1857; he would have been 38 years old that year. 

Théodule married Theresia, Thelisia, or Cheresia Bertrand, probably French Canadian, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1859.  Their son Delphy was born near Abbeville in November 1861, Joseph Duplessin was baptized at the Abbeville church, age 1 1/2 months, in May 1866, and Apollinaire was born in December 1870. 

Thomas married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Maximilien Trahan and Anastasie Bourque, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1869.  Their son Oremee was born near Abbeville in September 1839. 

Uberti married Marie Zéolide, daughter of Alexandre Complais and Marguerite Ducharme of Lafayette Parish, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1869.

Alcide Julien, called Julien by the recording clerk, may have married Anglo American Amanda Jackson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1870.

3b

Lucien le jeune married Marie Martine, called Martine, 22-year-old daughter of French Creole Pierre Dubois and his Acadian wife Adélaïde Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1846.  Their daughter married into the Faulk family.  Lucien le jeune remarried to German Creole Azema Toups.  Their son Lucien, fils was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1854.  They were living near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, by 1860.  Lucien's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in September 1866; he would have been 42 years old that year. 

3c

Alexandre Sevigne married fellow Acadian Célestine Dupuy.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born  near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1853, and Sevigne Alexis in October 1855.  Alexandre Sevigne's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1857; he would have been 27 years old that year. 

3d

Maximilien married Marie Domitille, daughter of fellow Acadians Maximilien Trahan and Marie Zéolide Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1855.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Maximilien, fils was born in September 1857.  Maximilien's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in February 1866; he would have been 32 years old that year. 

Descendants of Jean-Charles BOURG (1773-1824; Antoine, Jean, Louis)

Jean-Charles, called Charles, second son of Charles Bourg and Madeleine Blanchard, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in July 1773, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and younger brother aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his mother to upper Bayou Lafourche.  In the late 1790s, he followed her and his brothers to the Attakapas District, where he married Marie-Louise, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Trahan and Madeleine Hébert, in October 1798.  Marie-Louise, born at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, also had come to Louisiana in 1785, aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships; her family had gone directly to Attakapas after they reached the colony; she was the older sister of Jean-Charles's brother's wife, Félicité.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their daughter married into the Frederick family.  Charles died in Lafayette Parish in January 1824; according to his burial record, he "died at age 50 of dropsy and was unable to receive the sacraments due to the circumstances of the illness."  He and his wife had no sons, so this line of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

Descendants of Joseph-Florent BOURG (1777-1840; Antoine, Jean, Louis)

Joseph-Florent, called Joseph-Florentin and Joseph-Laurent, youngest son of Charles Bourg and Madeleine Blanchard, born at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, near Nantes, in October 1777, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and older brother aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them upper Bayou Lafourche.  In the late 1790s, he followed his mother and brothers to the Attakapas District, where he married Jeanne-Félicité, called Félicité, another daughter of Jean Trahan and Madeleine Hébert, in October 1798.  Félicité, born at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, also had come to Louisiana in 1785, aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships; her family had gone directly to Attakapas after they reached the colony; she was the younger sister of Joseph-Florent's brother's wife, Marie-Louise.  Their children were born at Attakapas.  They settled on the lower Vermilion in what became Lafayette Parish.  Their daughters married into the Desormeaux and Mire families.  Joseph Florent died in Lafayette Parish in March 1840; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 72 years old when he died, but he was "only" 62; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following month.  

1

Oldest son Joseph-Florent, fils, also called Joseph-Florentin and Jean-Florentin, born at Attakapas in July 1799, married Joséphine or Josèphe, called Josette, daughter of French Creole Louis Thibeau, Thibeaux, Thibaut, or Thibault and Céleste Dartez of lower Bayou Teche, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1818.  Their son Jean Florentin, fils, called Florentin, was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1822, Norbert was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 11 months, in September 1828, Aladin at age 14 months in April 1832, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 8 days after its birth in November 1833, Octave was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 14 months, in May 1836, and Désiré was born in January 1842.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Bodin, Landry, and Louis families. 

1a

Florentin married Delphine, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry and his Creole wife Geneviève Baudoin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1843.  Their daughter married a Landry cousin. 

1b

Norbert married fellow Acadian Céleste LeBlanc.  Their son Jean Ophelias, called Ophelias, was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1854, Oucemar in October 1855, and Norbert, fils in August 1857.

Ophelias married Eugènie, daughter of Evariste Dartes and Carmelite Faulk, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1870. 

1c

Aladin married fellow Acadian Marie Zéolide, called Zélie, Guidry.  Their son Alexandre Delineau was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in January 1857, and Pierre Théogène near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1866.

1d

Octave married French Creole Marcellite Desormeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1857.

1e

Désiré married French Creole Carmelite Desormeaux.  Their son Désiré, fils was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1861.  Désiré Bourque's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse in 1866; this Désiré would have been 24 years old that year.

2

A son, name unrecorded, died at home in Attakapas, age 22 days, in May 1806.  

3

Michel, born in St. Martin Parish in September 1810, married Marie Phelonise, Philogène, Philomène, or Sidonie, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyril Landry and Scholastique Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1830.  Their son Euclide was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1831, Césaire in August 1833, Joseph Florentin le jeune was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in August 1835, Jean was born in November 1836, Lasty was baptized at age 3 months in February 1839, Émile was born in September 1840, Camille in September 1842, Théodule in October 1849, and Théoville near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1853.  Their daughter married into the Baudoin and Hébert families.  Michel, at age 56, remarried to Arsène, daughter of Michel Corner and his Acadian wife Julie Broussard, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1866.  Michel's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1869; he would have been 59 years old that year. 

3a

Euclide, by his father's first wife, married Sidalise, daughter of fellow Acadian Emond Boudreaux and his Creole wife Isabelle Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1850.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Mouton families.  Euclide died in Lafayette Parish in August 1853; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Euclide died "at age 23 yrs.," but he was only 22; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January 1857.  A daughter was born posthumously near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1853.  Did Euclide father any sons? 

3b

Césaire, by his father's first wife, may have married French Creole Marie Desormeaux.  Their son Delzane was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1854, Pierre Ulysse in Lafayette Parish in January 1857, Émile near Abbeville in July 1860, and Lucas in December 1870.

3c

Jean, by his father's first wife, married Élise or Alise, daughter of Cyprien Montet and Julienne Meaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1855.  Their son Jean, fils was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in September 1860, and Olivier in March 1868.  A succession record for Jean Bourque was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1865; if this was his, the birth of son Olivier shows that it could not have been a postmortem succession. 

3d

Lasty, by his father's first wife, married French Creole Melasie Simon at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1857.  Their son Jean Dorneville was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1858, Joseph Dupréville near Youngsville in December 1859, Hermogène in December 1861, Théogène in May 1864, and Aristide in October 1869. 

3e

Joseph Florentin le jeune, by his father's first wife, married French Creole Marie Simon, widow of Bélisaire Mire, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1860.  They settled in Lafayette Parish. 

3f

Émile, by his father's first wife, may have married French Creole Marcellite Doré at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1860.  Their son Émile, fils was born near Abbeville in March 1863.  Émile's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1865; he would have been 25 years old that year. 

3g

Camille, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Achille Savoie and Marie Phelonise Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1862.

3h

Théodule, by his father's first wife, married Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadians Émilien Vincent and Virginie Duhon, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1868.  Their son Joseph was born near Youngsville in February 1869, and Benjamin in October 1870. 

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A Bourg born at St.-Jacques on the river settled on lower Bayou Teche in the early 1830s:

Descendants of Zenon BOURG (1800-; Antoine, Jean, Jean-Baptiste, Joseph, Joseph, fils)

Zenon, third son of Amédée, or Madé, Bourg and Rosalie Mire, born at St.-Jacques in October 1800, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bourgeois and Marguerite Sonnier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1822.  A decade later, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled on lower Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Gario or Gary, Hulin, Huval, Romero, Stout, and Viator families.  Zenon remarried to Marie Belzire, called Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Poirier and Céleste Theriot, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1844.  Their daughter married into the Richard family.  His oldest son married and lived briefly in St. James Parish but returning to Bayou Teche.  His younger sons settled near Youngsville in Lafayette Parish. 

1

Oldest son Jean Baptiste Eugène or Ulger, by his father's first wife, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in February 1827, married Marie Aglae, called Aglae, daughter of Jean Baptiste Peytavin and his Acadian wife Célestine Landry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in July 1848; Aglae's mother was a Landry.  They lived on the river briefly before returning to Bayou Teche in the early 1850s.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born near Convent in June 1849, Ludger in St. Martin Parish in November 1864, and Eugène in March 1870.

2

Drozin Augustin, perhaps his son by his father's first wife, born in c1832, died near New Iberia in August 1846.  He was only 14 years old. 

3

Zenon, fils, by his father's second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in August 1845, married Marie Esmarelda, called Esmarelda, daughter of Nicolas Vallot and Celima Domingue, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1866.  Their son Jean Evalture was born near Youngsville in January 1869. 

4

Julien or Jules, by his father's second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in January 1847, married Elina, daughter of fellow Acadian Dominique Girouard and his Creole wife Euseide Vallot, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1867.  Their son Amédée was born near Youngsville in February 1868.

5

Youngest son Joseph, by his father's second wife, was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1851. 

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During or soon after the War of 1861-65, Bourgs from the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled near their cousins at present-day Morgan City, Patterson, New Iberia, St. Martinville, Abbeville, Grand Coteau, and Ville Platte.

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Other BOURG/BOURQUEs on the Western Prairies

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link many Bourg/Bourques in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  The priest at Abbeville during the 1860s was especially negligent in his record keeping:

Pierre Bourg died "as a child" at Opelousas in October 1800.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not list the parents' names.  

Édouard Bourg "died suddenly ... from the fall or collapse of a cart" at Opelousas in April 1806; he was only 19 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not list his parents' names.  

Charles Olivier Bourg married Rosalie Léonore Benoit probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1820s.

Laimante Bourg's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in July 1833.  

Thomas Bourg married Mary Croghen.  Their son Thomas Ignace was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, age 7 weeks, in February 1839.  

Jean Bourg married Colastie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon dit Agros LeBlanc and widow of François Cormier, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1841.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was this the Jean Bourque whose succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1865?

Charles Bourg died in St. Landry Parish in April 1841.  He was only 3 years old.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Louise Bourg married Joseph Roux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1842.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Euphémie Bourg married William Ager in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in December 1844.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Eugène Bourg died in Lafayette Parish in May 1856.  He was only 11 years old.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Rosémond Bourg died in St. Landry Parish in June 1846.  He was only 19 years old.  The Opelousas priest who recorded his burial did not give Rosémond's parents' names or mention a wife. 

Joseph Bourg died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1850.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 50 yrs." 

Charles Bourg died in St. Landry Parish in June 1857.  He was only 33 years old.  The Opelousas priest who recorded his burial did not give Charles's parents' names or mention a wife. 

Aspasie Bourg gave birth to son Jules near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1860.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Marie Bourg gave birth to son François near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in March 1860, and to Camille in September 1863.  The priest who recorded the boys' baptisms did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Marie Mathilde Bourg married Louis Sarazin Broussard at the Patterson church, St. Mary Parish, in April 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Eugène Bourque married Marie Zulma Roy at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Marie Zulma an Acadian Roy?  Their son Eugène, fils was born near Abbeville in January 1862.  Eugène Bourque died near Abbeville in December 1870; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Eugène died at age 36.  This probably was him. 

Emethilde Bourque married Jules Desormeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Emerthile Bourque married Valérien Dartesse, probably Dartes, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was this the same Emethilde Bourque who married Jules Desormeaux?

Emelia Bourque married Sevenne Trahan at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Annette Bourque married John Henry in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Louis Bourque married Pauline Camel.  Their son Louis, fils was born near Brashear City, now Morgan City, on the lower Atchafalaya, in January 1867.  Louis and Pauline may have relocated there from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

Calastie, probably Colastie, a diminutive for Scholastique, Bourque married Jean Baptiste Simon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Louis Joseph Bourque married Marie Rogers in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Hippolyte Bourque married Elisie Daperque.  Their son Hippolyte, fils was born near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in August 1869. 

Félicie Bourque's daughter Maristine married Oscar, daughter of Ann Raymond, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1869.  One wonders who Maristine's father was, and who were Félicie's parents.  One also wonders if Maristine was Acadian or Afro Creole. 

The succession records for Pierre Bourque and Pierre Bourque, fils were filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in December 1869.  Who were they? 

Annette Bourque married Joseph Harwell in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Baptiste Bourque died in Lafayette Parish in February 1870.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 75 yrs."  So who was he? 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Other Bourgs came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765.  They settled not on the western prairies but at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.  Amazingly, five of the male Bourgs who came to Cabanocé in 1765 were named Joseph:

Joseph Bourg, age 43, youngest son of Alexandre dit Bellehomme, the Minas notary, judge, and delegate to the Nova Scotial colonial council, came with his wife Marie Landry and five children--Joseph, fils, age 20, Marguerite, 16, Pierre, age 15, Jean, age 5, and Charles, age 3.  Joseph died either on the voyage from Halifax or soon after the family reached New Orleans, and Marie promptly remarried to fellow Acadian and widower François Savoie in July 1765.  Joseph, fils may have married fellow Acadian Marie Dugas at New Orleans in c1768.  Marguerite remained at Cabanocé and married into the Cormier family but died soon after her marriage.  Pierre remained at Cabanocé, where he married a fellow Acadian.  Jean did not remain at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques; by the early 1780s, after he came of age, he crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Opelousas District, perhaps following his recently widowed brother-in-law, Jean-Baptiste Cormier, fils, married a fellow Acadian, and settled near his cousins.  Charles was still at St.-Jacques in 1777, a teenaged orphan living with the family of Jean-Baptiste Cormier, père

Joseph Bourg, fils, age 30, came to Louisiana probably as a widower with two children--Marie-Rose, called Rose, age 3, and Joseph III, age 2.

Joseph Bourg, age 25, a bachelor, came to the colony with three cousins.  He may have been the Joseph Bourg who married fellow Acadian Marie Dugas at New Orleans in c1768. 

Marie-Madeleine Bourg came with her husband Jean-Baptiste Bourgeois, age 32, and their three young sons.  She died at St.-Jacques by February 1776, when her husband remarried there.  

Descendants of Joseph BOURG, fils (c1735-1812; Antoine, Jean, Jean-Baptiste)

Joseph, fils, son of Joseph Bourg and his first wife Françoise Dugas, born at Cobeguit in c1735, married Anne-Marguerite or Marguerite-Anne Léger in the late 1750s or early 1760s during Le Grand Dérangement.  He came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765, probably a widower with two children, and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  His daughter by his first wife married into the Torbert and Vesiers families.  Joseph remarried to fellow Acadian Marie LeBlanc, widow of Joseph Richard, at Cabanocé in March 1767.  Their daughter married into the Gravois family.  Joseph remarried again--his third marriage--to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles LaCroix dit Durel and Judith Chiasson of Île St.-Jean and widow of Joseph Prejean, at nearby Ascension in June 1772.  Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at St.-Jacques in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Causin and Verret families.  Joseph died in St. James Parish in January 1812; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 85 years old when he died, but he was "only" in his late 70s.  His sons and grandsons remained on the river and settled in St. James, Iberville, and Ascension parishes.  One grandson, however, moved to the western prairies during the early antebellum period. 

1

Older son Joseph III, by his father's first wife, born perhaps at Halifax in c1763, married Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Blanchard and Esther Bourgeois, at St.-Jacques in November 1791.  Their son Maurice, also called Casimir, was born in St.-Jacques in August 1792, Joseph-Sylvestre, called Sylvestre, in February 1795, and Jean-Drosin in January 1802.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc, Ory, and Oubre families.  Joseph III died in St. James Parish in October 1815; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 55 years old when he died, but he was closer to 52.  

1a

Maurice married Rosalie, daughter of Alexis Borne or Rome and Charlotte Frederic, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in November 1815, and remarried to Geneviève, daughter of Belgian-German Creole Henri Oubre and his Acadian wife Angélique David, at the Convent church in December 1818.  Their son Maurice, fils was born posthumously near Convent in April 1821.  Maurice, père died near Convent in October 1820; the priest who recorded his burial said that Maurice was 30 years old when he died, but he was only 28.  

1b

Sylvestre married Henriette, daughter of French Creole Antoine Claireaux and Henriette Lavigne of St. John the Baptist Parish, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in November 1816.  Their son Sylvestre, fils was born near Convent in April 1818, Théodule in February 1827, Telesphore was baptized at the Convent church, age indecipherable, in October 1830, and Prudent at age 7 months in February 1835. 

2

Younger son Amédée, called Madé, from his father's second wife, a twin, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in May 1771, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joachim dit Bénoni Mire and his second wife Madeleine Melançon, probably at St.-Jacques in the 1790s.  They settled near the boundary of what became St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Benjamin was born at St.-Jacques in September 1795, Jean-Baptiste in January 1798, Zenon in October 1800, and Joseph in January 1806.  Their daughters married into the Gautreaux, LeBlanc, and Lessard families.  One of his sons settled on lower Bayou Teche, but his other sons remained on the river, in St. James and Ascension parishes.  His oldest son's line was especially vigorous. 

2a

Benjamin married Élisabeth, called Betsy, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bourgeois and Marguerite Sonnier of Ascension Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in June 1815.  Their son Evariste was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1816, Léon Amédée, called Amédée le jeune, in December 1818, Jean Baptiste Adélard, called Adélard, in January 1821, Sylvanie in February 1823, Victor in October 1827, and a son, name unrecorded, died 8 days after his birth in September 1830.  Their daughter married into the Braud family.  Benjamin died near Convent in August 1846; he was only 50 years old.  Two of his sons settled in St. James Parish and two in Ascension Parish.  One of his sons and a grandson died of yellow fever. 

Evariste married Adeline or Avelina, daughter of fellow Acadians Raphaël Gautreaux and Constance Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1836.  Their son Paulin Edmond Osémé, called Osémé, was born in Ascension Parish in October 1837, Jérôme Vileor, called Vileor, in September 1842, Augere or Ulgere Jean in December 1844, Joseph Prudent in September 1850, and Victor in November 1853.  They were living near Gonzales by the mid-1860s.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc family and perhaps into the Mire family as well. 

Osémé married Marie Emma, daughter of Thomas Corvet and Delphine Dubois, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1860, and remarried to Odile, daughter of David Bergeron, perhaps an Acadian, and his Creole wife Elisa Desctoeaux, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in October 1870.

Vileor married first cousin Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Siméon Joseph Gautreaux and Marie Bourg, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in December 1866; they likely had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Adam Victor was born near Gonzales in March 1870. 

Ulgere married first cousin Augustine, another daughter of Siméon Joseph Gautreaux and , at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1869; they, too, had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry. 

Amédée le jeune married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry and Marthe Lanoux widow of Jean Baptiste Peytavin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1843.  Their son Amédée, fils was born near Convent in December 1847 but died at age 5 1/2 in September 1853, and Joseph Benjamin was born in August 1850.  Their daughters married into the Chauvin and Landry families, one of them to a first cousin.  Amédée le jeune died near Convent in September 1853; the priest who recorded his burial said that Amédée died at "age 36 yrs.," but he was only 34.  He and his older son died on the same day, probably victims of the yellow fever that ravaged South Louisiana during the late summer and fall of 1853.   

Sylvanie married Doralise, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Landry and Adeline Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1843.  Their son Benjamin Justilien was born in Ascension Parish in September 1845, Joseph Numa, called Numa, in August 1847, and Sylvanie Cleopha in March 1856.  Their daughter married into the Eliser family.  Sylvanie remarried to Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse Gautreaux and Bathilde LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1858.  Their son Clément Alphonse was born near St.-Gabriel in September 1859. 

Numa, by his father's first wife, died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in February 1866.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Numa's mother's name nor his age at the time of his death.  Joseph Numa would have been only 18 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Adélard married Marie Eléonore, called Eléonore, Leona, and Léonaide, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Gravois and Eurasie Landry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1846.  Their son Antoine Benjamin, called Ben, was born near Convent in January 1849, Joseph Adélard in December 1850, Arture Elphége, called Elphége, in January 1856 but died at age 8 in January 1864, Charles Alfred was born in June 1861, Joseph Amédée in October 1863, Joseph Wallis in October 1866, and Édouard Stanislas in July 1868.

Ben married Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadians Donat Landry and Victorine Richard, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1869. 

Joseph Adélard married Ida, daughter of Victor Perrin and his Acadian wife Octave Richard, at the Convent church, St. James Parish,  in October 1870. 

Victor died near Convent, St. James Parish, in September 1853.  He was only 25 years old.  Was he a victim of yellow fever, which devastated South Louisiana during the late summer and fall of 1853?  If so, other victims included an older brother and a nephew. 

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Jean Baptiste died near Convent, St. James Parish, in December 1839; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 43 years old when he died, but he was only 41.  The priest did not mention a wife.  

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Zenon married Scholastique, another daughter of Jean Baptiste Bourgeois and Marguerite Sonnier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1822.  A decade after their marriage, they moved to St. Martin Parish, where most of their children were born and where Zenon also remarried.  His oldest son returned to the river to marry and lived there in the late 1840s but returned to the Teche valley by the mid-1850s.

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Joseph married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Gautreaux and Françoise Landry and widow of ____, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1841.  Their son Faustin Amédée, called Amédée, was born in Ascension Parish in March 1842 but died at age 13 in June 1855, and Jean Dosilia was born in January 1857.  Joseph may have died in Ascension Parish in February 1864; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age 65 years," but this Joseph would have been "only " 58. 

Joseph BOURG (c1740 or 1745-; Antoine, François?, Alexandre dit Bellehumeur?)

One of the Joseph Bourgs who came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 and who settled at Cabanocé, perhaps eldest son of Joseph Bourg and Marie Landry of Minas, married fellow Acadian Marie Dugas at New Orleans in c1768.  One wonders which Marie Dugas this may have been, and if they had any children. 

Descendants of Pierre BOURG (c1750-; Antoine, François, Alexandre dit Bellehumeur)

Pierre, son of Joseph Bourg of Grand-Pré and Marie Landry of Pigiguit, born probably at Minas in c1750, came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 with his parents and siblings.  His father may have died on the voyage from Halifax or soon after the family reached New Orleans.  His mother remarried to fellow Acadian and widower François Savoie at New Orleans in July 1765.  Pierre followed her, his stepfather, and their blended family to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Cormier, père and Madeleine Richard of Chignecto, in January 1772; Anastasie's brother Jean-Baptiste, fils married Pierre's sister Marguerite.  Anastasie had come to Louisiana with her parents in February 1764, among the first Acadians to settle in the colony.  She and Pierre remained at St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and LeBoeuf families. 

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Oldest son Joseph, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in April 1778, may have died young. 

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Jean-Pierre, called Pierre, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in October 1781, married Marie, daughter of Belgian-German Creole François Oubre and Céleste Rome, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in October 1804.  Their son Pierre Placide was born in St. James Parish in January 1809.  Jean Pierre died in St. James Parish in April 1813; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 30 years old when he died, but he was probably in his early 30s.  Evidently his family line did not survive. 

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Youngest son Alexis, born at St.-Jacques in January 1788, married Françoise Marie, daughter of daughter of Henri Edelmere and Françoise Pertuit of St. Charles Parish, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in May 1817.  Their daughters married into the Gomez, Gonzales, Moreau, and Navarre or Navarro families.  Alexis had no sons, at least none who appear in local church records, so this line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  Two of his daughters settled on Bayou Lafourche. 

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During the fall of 1765, dozens of Acadians who that spring had followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District fled an epidemic that ravaged the Bayou Teche community and resettled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  These refugees included Bourgs.  Anne Boudrot, widow of Charles Bourg, brought half of her children with her--L'ange, Joseph, and Louise--but they did not remain on the river.  They returned to the western prairies in the late 1760s.  Anne went to Attakapas to live with a daughter who had stayed there, and L'ange, Joseph, and Louise settled in the Opelousas District, north of Attakapas.  

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Acadian exiles from Oxford, Maryland, reached New Orleans via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in September 1766.  One of the Landry families in that expedition was headed by an elderly Bourg widow:

Marie-Josèphe Bourg of Grand-Pré, age 55, widow of Pierre-Joseph Godin dit Châtillon dit Préville and Joseph Landry, came with a Landry son and three Landry daughters, all in their teens.  In July 1767, they were among the Acadians who were still in New Orleans receiving aid from the Spanish government.  By 1769, they had settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  In 1770, they were living just upriver at Ascension.  Marie-Josèphe did not remarry, again, and died at Ascension in September 1792, age 81.  

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The great majority of Acadian Bourgs who emigrated to Louisiana--over 90 individuals in 17 families--did not arrive until 20 years after the first of their cousins came to the colony.  These later arrivals were the ones who had endured years of frustration in the mother country, some for over a quarter of a century.  They immigrated from France aboard six of the Seven Ships of 1785.  Only two families--the Héberts and Trahans--outnumbered the Bourgs on the Seven Ships expedition.  Most of these new arrivals went to upper Bayou Lafourche, but some chose to settle in river communities:  

Anne Bourg, age 64, crossed with her second husband Jean-Baptiste Dugas of Minas, age 66 (she was his third wife), a 21-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old granddaughter aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Soon after they settled at Manchac, they moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, and by January 1788 Ann was a widow again.  She was still living at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche in 1798, in her 70s.  She did not remarry again. 

Cécile Bourg, age 50, widow of Ignace Usé (he was her second husband), crossed on Le Bon Papa with four children, ages 20 to 9.  They also left Manchac and moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, and she also did not remarry.  

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Rose-Adélaïde Bourg, age 19, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With her was husband François-Alexandre Daigle, age 22, and two young children, including an infant.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge, where Rose died in July 1804, in her late 30s. 

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Five large Bourg families and several Bourg wives--49 Bourgs in all, one of the largest single Acadian family groups to reach the colony--crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships.  All but one followed the majority of their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, present-day Thompson's Creek, West Feliciana Parish, north of Baton Rouge.  None of them stayed.  After a series of hurricanes devastated the community in the early 1790s, most of them joined their cousins on upper Bayou Lafourche:

Ambroise Bourg, age 53, crossed with second wife Marie-Modeste, called Modeste, Molaison, age 40, and nine children--Marie-Victoire, age 20, Aimée-Modeste, age 18, Madeleine-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, age 16, Thérèse-Julie, age 14, Élisabeth-Céleste, age 12, Joseph-Faustin, age 8, Pélagie, age 5, Modeste, age 3, and Ambroise, fils, age 1.  They had another daughter at Bayou des Écores but no more sons.  Two of their youngest children, Modeste and Ambroise, fils, died at Bayou des Écores on the same day in May 1786, ages 5 and 3.  Their surviving daughters married into the Bernard du Montier, Blanchard, Seguin, and Thibodeaux families and remained on the river.  Ambroise, père died at either Bayou des Écores or Baton Rouge by July 1790, when his wife remarried.  Son Joseph-Faustin married at Baton Rouge and, like his sisters, remained on the river.  They were among the few Bourgs from France who remained on did not move on to Bayou Lafourche.  Pélagie, wife or widow of François Seguin of Parish, died at Baton Rouge in July 1852, in her early 70s. 

Jean Bourg, age 50, crossed with second wife Anne-Josèphe Daigle, age 40, and eight children--Marie-Josèphe, age 17, François-Marie, age 16, Marguerite-Perrine, age 15, Madeleine-Perrine, age 12, Jeanne-Anne, age 7, Jean-Marie, age 6, Joseph-Marie, age 3, and infant Charlotte-Françoise.  Jean and Anne-Josèphe had no more children in Louisiana, and their youngest children may have died young there.  After the Acadians abandoned Bayou des Écores in the early 1790s, most of the family moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean's oldest daughter Marie-Josèphe married into the Comeaux family at Bayou des Écores and resettled at Baton Rouge, but his younger daughters married into the Albert, Aucoin, and Henry families on the upper Lafourche.  Despite bringing three sons to Louisiana, only the oldest, François-Marie, married, and his line did not survive in the Bayou State. 

Marguerite-Josèphe Bourg, age 48, crossed with husband Pierre Henry, age 51, and their 21-year-old son.  

Marin Bourg, age 45, crossed with wife Marie-Osite Daigle, age 40, and nine children--Marie-Luce, age 22, Joseph-Pierre, age 20, Marguerite-Josèphe, age 17, Marin-Joseph, age 16, Rose-Madeleine, age 13, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, age 12, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, age 10, François-Georges, age 7, and Guillaume-Jean, age 4.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Dupuis, Felteman, and Landry families.  All five of Marin's sons settled on upper Bayou Lafourche and created vigorous lines there. 

François-Xavier Bourg, age 44, crossed with second wife Marguerite-Pélagie Henry, age 34, seven children--Félix-Xavier, age 15, Joseph-Faustin, age 11, Marie-Élisabeth, age 8, Maximilien, age 6, Élisabeth-Félicité, age 4, Pierre-Jean-François, age 1, and newborn Anne-Victoire--his cousin Charles Bourg of Cobeguit, age 51, and Charles's wife Marguerite LeBlanc, age 40.  François-Xavier and Marguerite-Pélagie had more children at Bayou des Écores, including a son, but they also buried Anne-Victoire there.  François-Xavier may have died at Bayou des Écores.  After the Acadians abandoned the settlement, his family moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, as did cousin Charles and his wife, who were that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  

Lucie-Perpétué Bourg, age 43, second wife and widow of Pierre Hébert, crossed with three young daughters.  They may have gone not to Bayou des Écores but to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Lucie-Perpétué soon remarried. 

Jean Bourg, age 40, crossed with wife Marie Dupuis, age 36, and five children--Marguerite-Marie, age 16, Isabelle-Germaine, age 12, Marie, age 8, Yves-Jean, age 6, and infant Jean-Baptiste-Simon-Louis.  They had no more children in Louisiana and remained on the river.  Strangely, no marriage record has been found for any of their children; daughter Marie may have married into the Aucoin family.  

Marie-Françoise Bourg, age 40, crossed with husband Jean Longuépée, age 45, and nine children, ages 19 to infancy.  They remained on the river.  

Anne Bourg, age 39, crossed with husband Barthélemy Henry, age 41, and four of their children, ages 15 to 3.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.

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Within a decade after their arrival at Manchac and Bayou des Écores, most of the Bourgs from France who had settled on the river joined their cousins on upper Bayou Lafourche.  A few others crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and joined their kinsmen on the western prairies.  One young Bourg, however, moved from Bayou des Écores to nearby Baton Rouge, where he created a small center of family settlement: 

Descendants of Joseph-Faustin BOURG (1777-?; Antoine, Martin, Charles)

Joseph-Faustin, elder son of Ambroise Bourg and his second wife Marie-Modeste Molaison, born at Pleurtuit, near St.-Malo, France, in March 1777, followed his family to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  They settled with the majority of the passengers from their ship at the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  During the early 1790s, after a series of hurricanes devastated the community, they joined the exodus from Bayou des Écores to Baton Rouge, where Joseph married Marie-Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier LeBlanc and his first wife Marie-Madeleine Lebert, in April 1801.  Marie-Anne was a native of Chantenay near Nantes, France, and had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Shanks and Thibodeaux families. 

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Joseph, fils, born near Baton Rouge in March 1803, also may have died young. 

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Charles-Joseph or Joseph-Charles, also called W. Joseph, born near Baton Rouge in January 1807, married first cousin Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Thibodeaux and Adélaïde Bourg, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1827; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Charles Joseph, fils was born in January 1828, and Adolphe near Brusly in April 1849.  Their daughters married into the Bourque, Lavigne, and Thibodeaux families.

Charles Joseph, fils may have married French Creole Justine Morin and settled near Baton Rouge by the late 1840s. 

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Pierre Ambroise, called Ambroise, born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in April 1814, married Adelvina, Delvina, or Elvina, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Landry Allain and Rosalie Templet, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1835.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Ambroise, fils was born in February 1840, Amenvide was baptized at the Brusly church, age unrecorded, in February 1847, and Lucien Paul was born in May 1856.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Thibodeaux families. 

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Youngest son Magloire, born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in October 1816, married Apolline, called Poline and Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadians Valentin Trahan and Émilie Thibodeaux of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1840.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Marcel was born in January 1843, Magloire, fils in November 1847, Valentin Amédée was baptized at the Brusly church, age undetermined but probably 2 1/2 months, in August 1849, Théophile Alphonse was born in February 1852, Édouard in June 1857, and Joseph Willie in April 1863.

Marcel married first cousin Zephalie, daughter of his uncle Charles Joseph Bourque, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1869.  Their son Joseph Marcel had been born near Baton Rouge in December 1868. 

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A Bourg was one of the last Acadians to emigrate to Louisiana:  

Marie-Madeleine Bourg, age 42, husband Joseph Gravois, age 49, eight of their children, the oldest one age 24, and a family of relatives, sailed to New Orleans on Joseph's schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre, a French-controlled island off the southern coast of Newfoundland, in 1788.  They were the only documented family to come to Louisiana straight from greater Acadia.  They settled at Ascension.   

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, Bourgs from upper Bayou Lafourche joined their cousins on the river during the early antebellum period:

Descendants of Pierre BOURG le jeune (1795-1855; Antoine, Martin, François, Pierre)

Pierre le jeune, elder son of Pierre-Olivier Bourg and Marie-Rose Livois, born at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche in September 1795, married Théotiste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean André Grégoire Marie Templet and Marie Rose Doiron of Baton Rouge and widow of Auguste Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1820.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Caire and Doiron families.  Pierre died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1855; he was 59 years old. 

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Oldest son Trasimond, born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in June 1821, married Irma, daughter of fellow Acadians Élie Hébert and Gertrude Babin of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1845.  Their son Victor Trasimond was born in April 1846, and Émile Jean Baptiste near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1848.  Trasimond remarried to Clementine, daughter of Manuel Lopes or Lopez and his Acadian wife Clémence Babin, at the Baton Rouge church in April 1855; Clementine's mother was a Babin.  Their son Martial Adrien was born near Brusly in July 1857, and Arneaud Robert in July 1868.

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Sylvanie, born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in June 1826, married Élisabeth Adèle, also called Doralise, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse Landry and Marie Carmelite Hernandez Hébert of Iberville Parish, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1851.  Their son Joseph Edgard was born near Brusly in March 1854, Pierre Alcée in January 1856, and Edmond in May 1860 but died at age 3 1/2 in February 1864 and buried "in same tomb with Loelia and same day."  They may have had a son named Sylvanie, fils who died 2 days after his birth in January 1853.  Their daughter married into the Roth family. 

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Henri, born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in January 1829, married cousin Constance, daughter of Hubert Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Clementine Bourg, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1853.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Henri died near Brusly in December 1857; he was only 28 years old.  He fathered daughters but no sons. 

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Édouard, perhaps his youngest son, married Odile, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Lejeune and Roseline Allain, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1859.  Their son Pierre Albert was born near Brusly in July 1861. 

Descendants of Louis-Ambroise BOURG (1796-; Antoine, Bernard, Abraham le jeune, Jean-Baptiste)

Louis-Ambroise, second son of Jean-Baptiste Bourg, fils and Françoise-Hélène Blanchard, born at Assumption in March 1796, married first cousin Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Antoine Moulard, at the Donalsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1829; Melanie's mother was Louis's paternal aunt Marie-Geneviève Bourg, so they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They remained in Ascension Parish.  Their daughters married into the Caillier, Mollere, and Rodrigue families. 

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Oldest son Alfred Jean Baptiste, born in Ascension Parish in November 1834, married Joséphine, daughter of Spanish Creole José Hidalgo, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1853.  Their son Alfred, fils died at birth in Ascension Parish in June 1857, and Joseph Camille was born in May 1858. 

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Louis Isidore was born in Ascension Parish in April 1837 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1838.

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Youngest son Jean Baptiste was born in Ascension Parish in September 1847. 

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Other BOURG/BOURQUEs on the River

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

Juan, or Jean, Bourg, died at St.-Jacques in January 1800.  He was only 10 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Juan, or Jean, son of Juan Ithan Bourg and Magdalena Berseron, perhaps Bergeron, died near Baton Rouge, age 15 days, in January 1806.  Was Jean Ithan an Acadian Bourg or an Irish Burke

Édouard Bourg married Coralie Remondet.  Their son Pierre Ignace was born in Ascension Parish in September 1845. 

Joseph Henri Bourg died near Baton Rouge, age 15 months, in June 1850.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Benjamin Bourg died near Convent, St. James Parish, in August 1851.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Mélanie Bourg married Louis Bourg and died in Ascension Parish in August 1851.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded her burial did not give her age at the time of her death nor her parents' names.  One wonders who Louis Bourg may have been.  Were they both Acadians and therefore cousins? 

Mathieu Bourg married German Creole Apolline Schexnayder.  Their son Louis Camille was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in October 1854.  Was Mathieu Acadian? 

Grégoire Laurent François, son of Laurent Burck, died near Convent, St. James Parish, "age 9 yrs.," in June 1855.  Was Laurent an Acadian Bourg or an Anglo Burke

Anastasie Burck married Pierre Normand at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1856.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Anastasie, called Anastasia Burck, wife of Pierre Normand, by the recording priest, died in Ascension Parish in February 1856, age 48.  Was she an Acadian Bourg or an Anglo Burke?  Strangely, she died only eight after her wedding. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Bourgs who came to Louisiana from France chose to go directly to Bayou Lafourche.  Dozens of them crossed on five of the Seven Ships that reached New Orleans in 1785: 

Jeanne Chaillou, age 56, widow of Jean-Baptiste Bourg, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With her were four children--Marie-Geneviève, age 18, Jean-Baptiste, fils, age 16, André, age 14, and Charles, age 10.  Marie-Geneviève married into the Moulard family at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony and followed her mother to the upper bayou.  Jeanne's middle son, André, lived to adulthood but did not marry.  Her other sons created families of their own.  Jeanne died on upper Bayou Lafourche by December 1795, when she did not appear with her unmarried children in the Valenzuéla census of that year.  

Marguerite-Josèphe Hébert, age 55, widow of Alexandre Bourg of Cobeguit, her daughter Marguerite Bourg, age 37, widow of Firmin Aucoin, and grandson Firmin-Louis Aucoin, age 6, also crossed on La Bergère.  Daughter Marguerite remarried to French Creole Ambroise Garidel at Lafourche in January 1788.   

Joseph Bourg, age 52, and second wife Marie-Madeleine Granger, age 54, crossed on La Bergère with four children--Marie-Josèphe, age 21, Fabien-Joseph, age 19, Jean-Baptiste, age 17, and Élisabeth-Blanche, age 14--and two Daigle nieces.  Daughter Marie-Josèphe married into the Bujole family and settled on the river, where she died in Ascension Parish in February 1817, age 54.  Élisabeth Blanche may have been the Isabelle Bourg who died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in March 1846; the priest who recorded her burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a husband, said that Isabelle died at "age 77 yrs."  Did she ever marry? 

Joseph's son Pierre, age 24, and his pregnant wife Marguerite-Blanche Dugas, age 31, also crossed on La Bergère.  Their son Martin, named after Louisiana intendant Martin Navarro, was born either at Balize, at the mouth of the Mississippi, or at New Orleans soon after their arrival.  Pierre remarried to a fellow Acadian at Lafourche in February 1786, so Marguerite-Blanche must have died soon after she reached the colony, perhaps from complications of giving birth to son Martin.  Pierre remarried a second time at Lafourche in October 1789.  Son Martin, meanwhile, probably died in infancy. 

Jean-Pierre Bourg, age 42, crossed on La Bergère with unmarried sister Françoise-Josèphe, age 49, and their unmarried cousin Élisabeth Bourg, age 33, who married Frenchman François Friou of Paimboeuf at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony.  Jean-Pierre finally married in his mid-40s.  Françoise-Josèphe never married and died in Assumption Parish in September 1812, in her mid-70s.  

Luce Bourg, age 40, widow of Jean-Baptiste Hébert, crossed on La Bergère with four children, ages 17 to 13.  She remarried to Simon, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Mazerolle and widower of Marguerite Trahan, at Lafourche in January 1788.  

Gertrude Bourg, age 38, crossed on La Bergère with husband Marin Gautrot, age 40, and two children, ages 11 and 9.  Gertrude died probably at Lafourche by January 1791, when her husband was counted in the census there without a wife.  He remarried at Lafourche. 

Catherine Bourg, age 36, crossed on La Bergère with husband Pierre-Jacques Bertrand, age 54, and seven children ages 18 to infancy.  Catherine died in Assumption Parish in July 1813, age 65.  

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Alain Bourg, age 43, wife Anne-Marie Comeau, age 40, and three of their children--Marie-Geneviève, age 20, François, age 11, and Louis-Alexis, age 1--crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  Louis-Alexis died on the voyage over.  Alain and his family did not follow the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge but went to upper Bayou Lafourche instead.  Alain and Anne-Marie had no more children in Louisiana.  Marie-Geneviève married into the Dugas family and settled on the upper bayou; she died in Assumption Parish in August 1833, age 68.  Meanwhile, Alain died in Assumption Parish in October 1827; he was 86 years old.  Son François may have died young, so this line of the family, except for its blood, may not have survived in the Bayou State. 

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Élisabeth Bourg, age 58, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With her were husband Amboise Naquin of Cobeguit, age 60, and twins sons, age 19.  Élisabeth and Ambroise may not have survived the voyage.  Their sons remained on the upper bayou.  

Susanne-Marie-Josèphe Bourg, age 57, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Tranquille Prince of Pigiguit, age 63, two grown daughters, ages 32 and 30, and a 7-year-old granddaughter.  Susanne died a widow at New Orleans in August 1798, age 70.  Her daughters settled on the upper bayou.  

Pierre Bourg, age 56, may have died en route aboard Le St.-Rémi.  His wife Anne-Marie Naquin, age 48, and their three children--Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise, age 20, Pierre-Olivier, age 18, and Georgine-Victoire, called Victoire, age 11--survived the crossing.  Anne-Marie did not remarry.  Daughter Georgine married into the Daigle family and died in Assumption Parish in July 1831, age 58.  Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise probably devoted her life to her widowed mother, who died in Assumption Parish in September 1822, in her early 80s.  Jeanne never married and died in Assumption Parish in February 1839, age 73.

Théodore Bourg, age 39, and his wife Anne Granger, age 54, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with their three children--Anne-Théodose age 19, Madeleine-Julienne, age 17, and Théodore-Prosper-Étienne, age 14.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Simoneaux and Daunis families.  Their son remained on the bayou.  Madeleine Julienne, widow of Joseph Simoneaux, died in Assumption Parish in June 1822, age 55.  

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Marguerite Bourg, age 52, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were second husband Jean Metra, age 46, a Frenchman, and their 18-year-old daughter.   

Madeleine Blanchard, age 47, widow of Charles Bourg, crossed on L'Amitié, with sons Jean-Charles, age 11, and Joseph-Florent, age 7.  They moved to the upper Lafourche and then, in the late 1790s, joined her oldest son Lucien at Attakapas.  Madeleine died at Lucien's home on the upper Vermilion in December 1814, in her late 70s.  

Athanase Bourg, age 45, wife Luce Breau, age 33, and two of their children--Joseph-Marin, age 13, and Charles, age 10--crossed on L'Amitié.  Athanase died at Lafourche by January 1788, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow.  She and her sons remained on the bayou, where she remarried a fellow Acadian.  

Anne-Josèphe Bourg, age 41, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Ignace Hamon, age 39, and two children, ages 12 and 10.  Anne-Josèphe was pregnant when she made the voyage; her daughter Martine, named after Spanish intendant Martin Navarro, was born in New Orleans soon after the family reached the city.   Anne-Josèphe died on Bayou Lafourche by January 1798, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife.  

Jean Bourg, age 28, crossed on L'Amitié with his French wife Catherine Viaud, age 33, and their infant daughter Catherine, who may not have survived the voyage.  Jean and Catherine had more children, including sons, on Bayou Lafourche.  

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Luce-Perpétué Bourg, age 43, second wife and widow of Pierre Hébert, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  With her were three daughters, ages 18 to 4.  Unlike most of her fellow passengers, who went to the new Acadian community at Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, Luce-Perpétué and her daughters seem to have gone from New Orleans straight to upper Bayou Lafourche.  She remarried to fellow Acadian Félix Boudreaux, widower of Madeleine Hébert, at Lafourche in August 1787, and remarried, again--her third marriage--to Charles, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Gautreaux and widower of Marie-Madeleine Melançon, at Lafourche in November 1789.  

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A Bourg orphan crossed to New Orleans on one of the Seven Ships but does not appear on any of the expedition's passenger lists:

Pierre-Jean Bourg, age 15, may have crossed alone.  After he came of age, he married a fellow Acadian from France and created a vigorous family line on the upper Lafourche.  

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The Bourg/Bourques from France who went to upper Bayou Lafourche created what became the largest center of family settlement:

Jean-Pierre BOURG (c1743-?; Antoine, Martin, Abraham le jeune)

Jean-Pierre, called Pierre, son of Pierre Bourg and Marie-Josèphe Gautrot, born probably at Cobeguit in c1743, followed his family to Île St.-Jean.  He and his family were deported to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the five British transports in 1758-59 (his father and two of his siblings died on the crossing).  In France, he lived with his widowed mother at Pleslin, near St.-Malo, from 1759 to 1768 and studied for the priesthood under the notorious Abbé La Loutre from 1768 until the abbé's death in 1772.  After Pierre abandoned his priestly studies, he became a foreman.  He crossed to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785, with an unmarried older sister and a spinster cousin.  Pierre married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Richard and Françoise Theriot, at St.-Jacques on the river in June 1789; he and his wife were both age 46 at the time of the wedding, and this was her first marriage, too.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their only child, a son, died young.  Marguerite died at Thibodaux, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1831, age 87.  

Jean-Pierre, fils died at Ascension, age unrecorded, in May 1806.  His family line died with him. 

Descendants of Jean BOURG (c1757-1830; Antoine, ?)

Jean Bourg, born in c1757, married Frenchwoman Catherine Viaud in France.  One wonders who were his parents and when did he arrive in France.  He, his wife, and their infant daughter emigrated to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  One wonders if their daughter survived the voyage.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche and had more children there.  Jean died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1830; the priest who recorded his burial said Jean was 74 years old when he died.  His younger daughter married into the Pitre family.  Three of his five sons died young or did not marry, but his oldest and youngest sons established successful lines in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  

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Oldest son Jean, fils, born at Ascension in c1787, married Rosalie Eléonore, called Léonore, daughter of Jean Lirette and Madeleine Durembourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1809.  They moved from the upper bayou down to Terrebonne Parish by the early 1820s. Their son Symphorien Jean or Jean Similien, called Similien and also Cyprien, was born in Assumption Parish in October 1812, Joseph Séverin in Terrebonne Parish in August 1821, Jean Pierre in June 1829, and Gervin in September 1831.  They also had a son named Joseph Léon, unless he was Joseph Séverin.  Their daughters married into the Filse or Filze, Naquin, and Robichaux families. 

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Jean Similien married Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Naquin and his Creole wife Marie Madeleine LeBoeuf, probably in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in the early 1830s, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1843.  Their son Gilbert was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1833, and Édouard Marcel in January 1839.  They also had sons named Roselion and Paulin.  Their daughter married into the Dupré family.  Similien died in Terrebonne Parish in March 1847; he was only 35 years old; an application for succession inventory was filed in his name at the Houma courthouse in October 1850.  One of his sons moved to the western prairies after the War of 1861-65, but his other sons remained in Terrebonne Parish. 

Gilbert married cousin Eulalie, daughter of Gabriel LeBoeuf and his Acadian wife Rosalie Aucoin, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1854.  Their son André Gilbert was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1855, and François Augustave in October 1857.

Édouard Marcel married Mary, daughter of Michael Butler and Elizabeth Cunningham of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1864, perhaps while he was waiting for his Confederate unit to be exchanged. Their son Martial Lulgere was born near Montegut in April 1865.  They were living near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, by 1870.

Paulin married Eveline, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Deroche and his Creole wife Marie Trosclair, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1866.  They were living near Chacahoula at the end of the decade.

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Joseph Séverin/Léon married Marie Adeline, Rosalie, or Roseline, another daughter of Gabriel LeBoeuf and Rosalie Aucoin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1841.   Their son Joseph Faustin, called Faustin, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1843, Armogène in March 1845, Marcellin in Terrebonne Parish in November 1855, Jean Augustin in May 1857, Séverin Madeo in February 1859, Onésime Marcel in January 1863, and Paul Gabriel near Montegut in March 1866.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Dupré families. 

Faustin married Joséphine, daughter of Mathurin Dupré and his Acadian wife Azélie Pitre, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1865.  Their son Joseph Onésippe was born near Montegut in November 1867, and Louis Frédéric in February 1869.

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Louis-Elias, born at Ascension in January 1770, may have died young.  

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Joseph-André, born at Ascension in February 1792, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1832.  He was only 40 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Pierre, born at Ascension in c1794, may have died young.  

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Youngest son Charles-Olivier, born at Assumption in October 1795, married Rosalie Eléonore or Léonore, daughter of fellow Acadians François Jean Baptiste Benoit and Marie Modeste Pinet dit Pinel, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1816.  Their son Pierre Lessin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1826, Joseph Charles or Charles Joseph, in July 1829, Guillaume Claiborne in March 1830, Drosin Augustin in May 1833, and Joseph Aurelien, called Aurelien, in March 1841.  Their daughter married into the Doucet and Gaspard families. 

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Pierre Lessin married cousin Marceline or Marcellite Séverine, daughter of Charles Victor Augeron and his Acadian wife Renée Eugènie Benoit, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1849, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1850.  Their son Louis Ozémé was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1850.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family. 

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Charles Joseph married Élodie, daughter of Dalmas Urbin Chete, Echet, Eshte, Mete, or Shete and his Acadian wife Marie Louise Dantin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1849, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1851.  Their son Louis Olivier was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1851, and Méonce Oleus near Lockport in September 1857. 

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Aurelien married Olymphe or Olessi, daughter of fellow Acadian Olésime Hébert, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1864.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Lockport in March 1866. 

Descendants of Pierre BOURG (1761-1811; Antoine, Martin, Abraham le jeune)

Pierre, eldest son of Joseph Bourg and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Granger, born at St.-Coulomb, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1761, married Marguerite-Blanche, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Dugas and Marguerite Daigre, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, near Nantes, in November 1784.  Marguerite-Blanche was seven years older than Pierre and a native of Cobeguit.  They came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  Marguerite-Blanche was pregnant on the voyage and gave birth to a son soon after they reached the colony, which may have cost Marguerite-Blanche her life.  Pierre remarried to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Étienne Bujole and his first wife Brigitte Chênet, at Lafourche in February 1786.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Pierre remarried--his third marriage--to Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadians Vincent Landry and Susanne Godin, at Lafourche in October 1789.  Their daughters married into the Foret, Freoux, Landry, and Pitre families.  Pierre died in Assumption Parish in December 1811; he was only 50 years old.  His two oldest sons did not survive children, but his three younger sons created families of their own.  

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Oldest son Martin, by his father's first wife, born at either La Balize or New Orleans in August 1785, a day after his parents reached the colony, may have died at New Orleans the following March, only 7 months old.  

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A son, by his father's third wife, name unrecorded, died at Lafourche, age 1 month, in November 1790.  

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Fabien-Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, by his father's third wife, born at Assumption in August 1793, married Marie Anne, also called Thadie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jacques Theriot and Françoise Guérin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1816.  Their son Apollinaire was born in Assumption Parish in March 1819.  Their daughters married into the Coussat or Caussat, Gilbert, and Louis families.  Hippolyte may have remarried to fellow Acadian Amelite Barrilleaux.  Hippolyte died in Assumption Parish in December 1837; he was only 44 years old. 

Apollinaire married Apolline, daughter of Corsican Jean Baptiste Colonna or Colonne and his Acadian wife Marie Blanchard, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1846.  Their son Apollinaire Ulysse was born near Paincourtville in January 1849, Numa Aurelien near Plattenville in May 1851, François Lessin in November 1852, François Xavier near Labadieville in March 1857, and a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in October 1867. 

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Charles-Auguste, called Auguste, by his father's third wife, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in December 1795, married cousin Julie, daughter of fellow Acadians François George Bourg and Adélaïde Bertrand, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1820.  Their son Carville or Clairville François was born in Assumption Parish in March 1822, Amand Drosin in July 1828, Zéphirin Auguste in August 1830, and Auguste Urbin in March 1836.  Their daughter married into the Henry family. 

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Clairville married Marie Aimée, daughter of Nicolas Metra and his Acadian wife Suzanne Bergeron, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1848.  Their son Joseph Alfred, called Alfred, was born near Paincourtville in December 1848 but died near Plattenville, age 3 1/2, in August 1852, Augustin Octave, called Octave, was born near Paincourtville in January 1851 but died the following August, and Joseph Adam, a twin, was born near Plattenville in February 1853. 

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Amand died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in February 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial said that "Amant" died at age ca. 23 years," but he was 24.  He probably did not marry. 

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Youngest son Pierre, fils, by his father's third wife, born at Assumption in June 1802, married Marie Rose, daughter of French Creole Étienne Benjamin Penisson and his Acadian wife Rose Trahan of Bayou Boeuf, Lafourche Interior Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1826; Marie's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Étienne Lucien was born near Plattenville in January 1842.  Their daughters married into the Dellucky or Dellucci family.  Pierre, fils's wife's succession record was filed in St. Mary Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, in February 1854, so they may have moved there in the 1840s or early 1850s.  Pierre, fils's son settled in northwestern Terrebonne Parish, not far from the lower Teche. 

Étienne married Hordalie, Ordalie, or Octavie, daughter of fellow Acadiand Baptiste Aucoin and Julie Levron, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1866. 

Descendants of Fabien-Joseph BOURG (1765-1804; Antoine, Martin, Abraham le jeune)

Fabien-Joseph, second son of Joseph Bourg and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Granger, born at St.-Coulomb, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1765, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Boudreaux and Marie Daigre, in April 1786.  Marie-Rose was a native of Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, and also had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère.  Their daughters married into the Pirault dit Michel and Theriot families.  Fabien died at Assumption in February 1804; he was only 39 years old.  

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste-Fabien, called Baptiste, Fabien, and Baptiste Fabien, baptized at Lafourche, age unrecorded, in December 1787, married Marie Clarisse, called Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Daigle and his Creole wife Marguerite Simoneaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1810.  Their son Jean-Baptiste-Achille or -Alcide, called Alcide, was born in Assumption Parish in November 1811, Joseph in August 1813, Henri in January 1818, Hippolyte Simon, perhaps also called Paulitte, in November 1819, and Narcisse Eusilien in September 1822.  They also had sons named Dorsineau and Onésime.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Landry, and Roger families.  Baptiste remarried to Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Theriot and François Guérin and widow of Augustin Bénoni Bergeron, at the Plattenville church in July 1836; he was 48 years old at the time of the wedding.  Jean Baptiste Fabien died near Plattenville in October 1853; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste Fabien died at "age 68 years," but he probably was closer to 65.  Was Jean Baptiste Fabien a victim of yellow fever, which ravaged South Louisiana in the late summer and fall of 1853?  

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Alcide, by his father's first wife, married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Dugas and Marie Landry of Assumption, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1831.  Their son Joseph Aimée or Ozémé, called Ozémé, was born in Assumption Parish in September 1832, Joseph Prudent, called Prudent, in April 1839, Joseph Pierre near Paincourtville in June 1843 but died at age 1 in November 1844, Joseph Théophile in January 1846, and Joseph Siméon, called Siméon, in May 1848 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1849.  Their daughters married into the Maitrejean and Richard families.  Alcide died near Paincourtville in December 1865; the priest who recorded his burial said that Alcide died at "age 56 years," but he was only 54. 

Ozémé married Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Gautreaux and his Creole wife Eugènie Kerne, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1854.  Their son Joseph Placide was born near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in January 1861, and Joseph Alcide, called Alcide, near Paincourtville in July 1866 but died the following November.  Ozémé died near Paincourtville in March 1868; he was only 35 years old. 

Prudent married Elina, daughter of Bertrand Sausse and Elissa Arabie, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1861.  Their son Marcillien Prudent was born near Paincourtville in April 1862.  Prudent remarried to Émelia or Amelia, daughter of André Kerne and  and widow of Antoine Allemand, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in April 1864.  Their son Joseph Émile was born near Pierre Part in September 1866. 

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Henri, by his father's first wife, died in Assumption Parish in February 1836.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry.  

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Dorsineau, by his father's first wife, married Marie Lucie or Lucie Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Henri Landry and Adélaïde Boudreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1837.  Their son Joseph Aulina was born near Plattenville in May 1844, Jean Baptiste in June 1850, and Joseph Augustin in August 1854.  Their daughter married into the Medal family.

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Narcisse Eusilien, by his father's first wife, may have married fellow Acadian Mélanie or Melina Landry.  If so, their son Anastase Joseph was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in April 1844, and Joseph Nichols near Paincourtville in March 1846.  Their daughter married into the Bertrand (French Canadian or Creole, not Acadian) family and settled on lower Bayou Teche. 

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Hippolyte Simon, by his father's first wife, may have married French Creole Olesida, also called Oliside, Élise, and Elisa, Perque or Percle.  If so, their son Joseph Elphége Anatole was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1845, Joseph Armas in February 1847, Joseph Amilcar near Paincourtville in March 1849, Joseph in March 1851, Adam Émile in April 1857, and Joseph Balthazar, called Balthazar, near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in February 1861 but died near Paincourtville, age 6, in September 1866, and Joseph Camille was born in October 1863.

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Onésime, by his father's first wife, married Élise, called Lise, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Dugas and Adélaïde Babin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1853.  Their son Joseph Uselia was born near Paincourtville in April 1856, Jean Baptiste Joseph Alexandre in March 1858, Joseph Alexandre near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in February 1859, and Joseph Clovis in January 1862. 

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Joseph-Donat, born at Assumption in June 1795, may have died young.

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Narcisse-Fabien, born at Assumption in January 1800, married Louise, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Aucoin and Victorine Arcement, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1822.  Their son Carville died in Assumption Parish 4 days after his birth in August 1823, and Amédée was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1825.  Narcisse died in Assumption Parish in September 1831; the priest who recorded his burial said that Narcisse was 26 years old when he died, but he was 31.  

Amédée married Henriette, daughter of Creoles Ursin Falteman and Céleste Bergeron, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1848.  Their son Jules Melchior was born near Labadieville in July 1852, François Avi near Attakapas Canal, east of Lake Verret, in December 1862, Devis Alexis in March 1865, and Alcée Ambroise near Plattenville in May 1868. 

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Youngest son Magloire, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in August 1796, died at age 7 in September 1803.

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BOURG (1767-1813; Antoine, Martin, Abraham le jeune)

Jean-Baptiste, third and youngest son of Joseph Bourg and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Granger, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in December 1767, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Hébert and Marie-Madeleine Dugas, in June 1789.  Marie also was a native of St.-Servan who had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère.  Their daughters married into the Barras and Felteman families.  Jean Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in August 1813; he was only 46 years old.  Three of his four sons reached maturity, but only one of them married; however, the married son had no sons of his own, at least none who appear in local church records, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, fils, born at Lafourche in April 1790, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Fabien Amateur Guillot and Anne Giroir, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1815.  Jean Baptiste, fils died in Assumption Parish in February 1824; he was only 33 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

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Eugène, born at Assumption in February 1795, died at age 7 in March 1802.  

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Joseph-Alexandre, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in September 1796, died in Assumption Parish in March 1821.  He was only 24 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Youngest son Alexis, born at Assumption in April 1798, died in Assumption Parish in August 1820.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry.

Descendants of Pierre-Olivier BOURG (1767-?; Antoine, Martin, François)

Pierre-Olivier, son of Pierre Bourg and Anne-Marie Naquin, born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1767, came to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and sisters.  His father died either on the voyage over or soon after the family reached New Orleans.  He followed his widowed mother to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Livois and Marie-Madeleine Poirier of Chignecto and widow of Charles-Casimir Templet, at Assumption in October 1794.  Marie-Rose was a native of Paramé, France, near St.-Malo, and also had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Giroir, and Simoneaux families.  His older son "returned" to the river and created a vigorous family line there, but his younger son remained on the upper Lafourche.  

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Older son Pierre, born at Assumption in September 1795, married Théotiste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean André Grégoire Marie Templet and Marie Rose Doiron of Baton Rouge and widow of Auguste Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1820.  They remained in the St. Gabriel/Baton Rouge area.  

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Younger son Hilaire Timothée, born at Assumption in January 1806, married Zéphirine Christine, daughter of Simon Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Renée Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1830.  Their son Hilaire Étienne was born in Assumption Parish in August 1837.  Their daughter married into the Daigle family.  Hilaire Timothée died in Assumption Parish in December 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Hilaire was 29 years old when he died, but he was 31. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BOURG (c1769-1831; Antoine, Bernard, Abraham le jeune)

Jean-Baptiste, eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Bourg and Jeanne Chaillou, born at La Rochelle, France, in c1769, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his widowed mother and siblings.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Françoise-Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadians François Blanchard and Hélène-Judith Giroir and widow of Jean-Charles Gautreaux, in February 1793.  Françoise-Hélène also was a native of France and had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  Judging from the baptismal records of two of their children, they lived at New Orleans in the late 1790s and early 1800s before returning to the Lafourche.  Jean-Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in April 1831; he was 62 years old.  Most of many sons died young or did not marry.  One of his married sons settled on the river in Ascension Parish, but the other married son remained on the upper Lafourche. 

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Oldest son Charles-André, born at Assumption in December 1793, died at age 4 1/2 in July 1798.  

2

Louis-Ambroise, born at Assumption in March 1796, married first cousin Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Antoine Moulard, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1829; Mélanie's mother was Louis's paternal aunt Marie-Geneviève Bourg, so they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They remained in Ascension Parish. 

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Joseph, born perhaps at Assumption in January 1798, was baptized at New Orleans the following April and may have died young. 

4

Jean-Baptiste, born at Assumption in September 1800, died in Assumption Parish in October 1833.  He was only 33 years old and probably did not marry. 

5

Laurent-David, born at Assumption in August 1802, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in June 1833.  The priest who recorded his burial said that "Laurens" died at "age 34 yrs.," but he was only 31.  Did Laurent ever marry?

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Firmin Toussaint, born at Assumption in September 1804, likely was the Firmin Bourg who died in Ascension Parish in November 1854.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Firmin died at "age 52 years," but Firmin Toussaint would have been only 50.  Did he marry? 

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Auguste Marcellin, called Marcellin, born at Assumption in October 1806, married cousin Marcelline or Marcellite, daughter of Joseph Marin Bourg and Geneviève Melançon, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1833.  Their son Célestin Jean Baptiste was born in Assumption Parish in November 1834, and Auguste Sosthène was baptized at the Plattenville church, age unrecorded, in April 1838.  They also had a son named Marcellin, fils.  Their daughter married into the Gaudin family.  Marcellin may have died near Plattenville in March 1850; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that "Marcelin Bourgt" died at "age 44 years," so this probably was Auguste Marcellin. 

Marcellin, fils married cousin Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadians Fabien Barthélemy Bourg and Théotiste Theriot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1863.  Their son Joseph Auguste was born near Plattenville in December 1866.

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Youngest son Pierre, born in Assumption Parish in January 1810, may have died young. 

André BOURG (1771-?; Antoine, Bernard, Abraham le jeune)

André, second son of Jean-Baptiste Bourg and Jeanne Chaillou, born in France in c1771, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his widowed mother and siblings.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he was counted with them in January 1791; the census taker noted that André was 19 years old and still single.  There is no evidence that André married. 

Descendants of Charles BOURG (1775-1828; Antoine, Bernard, Abraham le jeune)

Charles, third and youngest son of Jean-Baptiste Bourg and Jeanne Chaillou, born at Monthoiron, Poitou, France, in June 1775, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his widowed mother and siblings.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Dupuis of Minas and his second wife Marie Landry, at Assumption in February 1797.  Élisabeth also was a native of Poitou, France, and she, too, had crossed on La Bergère, so they probably had known one another since childhood.  Charles died in Assumption Parish in November 1828; he was only 53 years old.  

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Oldest son Jean-Apollinaire, born at Assumption in July 1801, died at age 4 in September 1805.

2

Barthélemy Fabien or Fabien Barthélemy, born at Assumption in August 1804, married Théotiste, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Marie Theriot and Anne Hébert, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1830.  Their son Théodule Rosémond was born in Assumption Parish in March 1831 but died at age 16 in April 1847, Amédée Barthélemy was born near Plattenville in March 1840, Joseph Drausin in February 1843, Joseph Maximin, a twin, near Paincourtville in February 1849, and Joseph in September 1850.  Their daughters married into the Bourg and Pifferi families.

3

Jean Baptiste, born in Assumption Parish in June 1809, married cousin Hélène Élise or Élise Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Dupuis and Rosalie Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish in July 1839; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Théodule Édouard was born in Assumption Parish in June 1841, Marcellus Séverin near Paincourtville in July 1847, and Anatole in February 1850.

Marcellus Séverin may have married fellow Acadian Marguerite Landry.  Their son Cyprien Similien was born near Paincourtville in May 1869, and Mortimer Émile in September 1870. 

4

Louis, born in Assumption Parish in October 1812, may have been the Louis Charles Bourg who died in Assumption Parish in October 1848.  The Plattenville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Louis Charles died at "age 38 years," but this Louis would have been only 36.  One wonders if Louis ever married. 

5

Youngest son Firmin Pierre or Pierre Firmin, born in Assumption Parish in June 1814, died 10 days after his birth. 

Descendants of Pierre-Jean BOURG (1770-?; Antoine, Jean, Jean-Baptiste, Jean)

Pierre-Jean, son of Charles Bourg and Anne Thibodeau, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in August 1770, came to Louisiana probably on one of the Seven Ships of 1785 as a teenage orphan, but his name appears on none of the passenger rolls.  He worked as an engagé, or hired for hand, for various families on upper Bayou Lafourche until he married Madeleine-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre-Olivier Pitre, at Assumption in June 1798.  Madeleine was a native of Chantenay near Nantes, France, and had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships.  They settled on Bayou D'Arbonne.  Their daughter married into the Guillot family.  They had many sons, most of whom created families of their own.  One of their younger sons moved to lower Bayou Teche either during or soon after the War of 1861-65, but their other sons remained in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

1

Oldest son Charles-Olivier-Valentin, also called Rousseau, born at Assumption in February 1799, married Euphrosine, called Froisine,15-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Roger and Marie Madeleine Babin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1824.  Their son François T., perhaps François Sosthène, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1825, and Charles Michel, called Michel, in July 1827.  Their daughters married into the Dubois (French Creole, not Acadian), Hatch, and Neel families.

1a

François Sosthène married cousin Joséphine Bourg in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1845.  Their son Charles was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1846, and Aubert Sylvère in January 1857.

Charles married Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian François Chiasson and his Creole wife Marie Geneviève Dubois of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1864.  Charles may have died near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1867; if so, he would have been only 21 years old.  He fathered two daughters.  Did he father any sons? 

1b

Michel married Melina, daughter of fellow Acadians Henri Dugas and Marie Marcellite Chiasson, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1854.  Their son Henry Telesphore was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1855, and Ernest Adam in October 1859. 

2

Jean-Baptiste-Marie, called Baptiste, born at Assumption in October 1801, married Carmelite, 24-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Thibodeaux and Perrine Arcement, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1825.  Their son Jean Baptiste Ursin, called Ursin, was born in either Assumption or Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1826, Joseph Sylvain in September 1834, Louis in November 1836, and Amédée Théophile or Théophile Amédée in April 1842 but died the following December.  They also had a son named Rosémond.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Guillot families.  Baptiste, at age 61, remarried to Élise, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Tertullien Boudreaux and Marie Émelie Boudreaux and widow of Eugène Guillot, at the Thibodaux church in February 1863. 

2a

Ursin, by his father's first wife, married Delphine Manette or Monette, also called Joséphine, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Alexis Blanchard and Marguerite Trahan, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1850.  Their son Alexis Joseph was born in Terrebonne Parish in May 1858, and Trasimond Jean Baptiste in February 1861.  They were living near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, later in the decade. 

2b

Joseph Sylvain, by his father's first wife, married cousin Émilie, also called Bulia, daughter of Jean Boudeloche and his Acadian wife Constance Thibodeaux of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1862.  Their son Jean Baptiste Edgard was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1863. 

2c

Rosémond, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Auguste Delaune and Carmelite Theriot, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1866.

2d

Louis, by his father's first wife, may have married Virginia Félicité Dardar (a common Houma Indian surname) and settled near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, by the late 1860s. 

3

David Hyacinthe, called Hyacinthe, born at Assumption in May 1804, married Louise Thérèse, called Thérèse, 21-year-old daughter of Lazare Hernandez and Marie Lopez Machado, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1827; the marriage also was recorded in Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their son Hyacinthe Amédée was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1830 but died at age 22 months in February 1832, François Xavier was born in Ascension Parish in December 1832 but died at age 10 months in October 1833, Césaire was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1837, Jean Ernest in June 1842, and Nosga George, born at Petit Caillou, was baptized at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, age unrecorded, in November 1850.  Their daughters married into Dulan, Matill, and Ozio families.  Hyacinthe may have died near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1869; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, did not give his age at the time of his death, but this Hyacinthe would have been 65. 

4

Joseph, born at Assumption in April 1807, married Hortense Rosalie, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Guillot and his Creole wife Théodose Daunis, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1828.  Their son Jean Auguste was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1831.  Their daughter married into the Springer family. 

Jean Auguste married cousin Marie, daughter of French Creole Syphrien Adam, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1853; Marie's mother was a Bourg.  Their son Octave was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1854. 

5

Pierre, fils, born in c1808, married cousin Rosalie, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Hippolyte LeBlanc and Marguerite Gaudet, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1829.  Pierre, fils died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in September 1870; he was 62 years old.  Did he father any sons?

6

Louis, born in Assumption Parish in August 1810, married Carmelite, 14-year-old daughter of Joseph Lopes or Lopez and Maria Dias of Assumption Parish, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1841; Louis was 31 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Félix Joseph had been born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1841, François Linozier, called François L., was born in April 1842, Louis, fils in August 1843, Pantaléon in July 1845, Arthur Joseph in August 1847, and Marcillien Mariguy in January 1850.

6a

François L. married Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadians Ursin Hébert and Marie Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1866.  Their son Louis Arthur was born near Labadieville in January 1869.

6b

Félix Joseph may have married "Mrs. Françoise Dubois" in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.

7

Auguste, born in Assumption Parish in September 1812, married 17-year-old Augustine, also called Justine, Gustine, and Gustavie, another daughter of Joseph Lopez and Maria Dias, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1832.  Their son Pierre Joseph Auguste was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1834, François Victorin in July 1840, Auguste, fils, also called Augustin Oleus and Oleus Augustin, in November 1843, Augustin Toussaint Louis in November 1846, Martial Alfred in November 1848, Joseph in November 1851, Evariste Lorency in Terrebonne Parish in May 1854, Faustin Cletus in November 1856, and Abdan William in July 1862.  They also had a son named Perisse.  Their daughter married into the Waguespack family.  During or soon after the War Between the States, Auguste took his family to New Iberia on lower Bayou Teche.  His oldest, married son, followed him there.  His younger sons moved westward to the Abbeville area on the southwestern prairies. 

7a

Pierre Joseph Auguste married Héloise or Éloise, daughter of Vincent Fanguy and Louisianne Watking of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish,  in February 1864.  Their son Joseph Rustique was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1864, and Alexandre near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish on lower Bayou Teche, in March 1867.

7b

Perisse married Josèphe or Joséphine, daughter of Christophe Colomb and Charlotte Frederick, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1867.

7c

Martial married Delphine, daughter of Charles Schexnayder and Delphine Frederick, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1869.  Their son Joseph Adonis was born near Abbeville in December 1870. 

7d

Augustin Oleus married Marie Elidorine, daughter of Jean Colomb and Marie Elidore Schexnayder, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1869.  Their son Sosthène was born near Abbeville in December 1870.

7e

Joseph may have married Louise Sylvester at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1870.

8

Youngest son Séverin Noël, born in Assumption Parish in December 1818, may have died young. 

Descendants of Théodore-Prosper-Étienne BOURG (1770-?; Antoine, Martin, Abraham le jeune, Jean-Pierre)

Théodore-Prosper-Étienne, son of Théodore Bourg and Anne Granger, born at St.-Coulomb, France, near St.-Malo, in December 1770, came to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles LeBlanc and Rosalie Trahan, at Assumption in March 1794.  Marie-Rose was a native of St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, and also had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi.  Their daughters married into the Adam, Ayo, Bousson, and LeBlanc families. 

1

Oldest son Joseph-Paul, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in December 1798, married Marie Adeline, called Adeline, 24-year-old daughter of David Himel and Marie Agnès Bourgeois, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1822.  Their son Joseph Paul, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1825.  Their daughters married into the Morillon, Naquin, and Tetreau families.  Joseph Paul died in Lafourche Parish in December 1861, in his early 60s; a "petition for administration" was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse the day after his death.  His only son died young, so only the blood of his family line survived. 

Joseph Paul, fils died in Lafourche Parish in August 1853.  He was only 28 years old and may not have married. 

2

Mathurin-Bénoni, born at Assumption in March 1799, married cousin Arthémise, daughter of Joseph Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Madeleine Bourg, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1822.  Did Mathurin father any sons?

3

Marcellin-Grégoire, born at Assumption in May 1801, married Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Louis Baudoin and Geneviève Himel of St. John the Baptiste Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1827.  Their son Théodore Urbin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1830, and Marcellin, fils in February 1834.  Their daughter married into the Rossignol family.  Marcellin, père remarried to Françoise Adèle, called Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Archange Bernard and Justine Arceneaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1840.  Their son Joseph William was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1842, and Joseph Alfred in July 1843.  A "Bond of tutor" in Marcellin's name for son "Théodore A." was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1850; Marcellin would have been 49 years old that year; Théodore Ursin would have been 20. 

4

Joseph, born at Assumption in April 1804, married Rosalie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Noël Victor Boudreaux and Rosalie LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1825.  Their son Noël Joseph or Joseph Noël was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1826 but died at age 16 in September 1844, Valéry or Valère Similien was born in February 1829, and Sylvère Symphorien in March 1831.  Their daughters married into the Mire and Roger families.  Joseph died in Lafourche Parish in November 1867; he was 63 years old. 

Valéry married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Célestin Hébert and his Acadian wife Marcelline Baudoin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1851.  Their son Théophile Joseph was born in in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1852.  Séraphine died of yellow in September 1853; she was only 25 years old.  A "petition for tutorship" in Valéry's name for his son Théophile was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in December 1867; Valéry would have been 38 years old that year, and Théophile would have been 14. 

Sylvère Symphorien married Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joachim Mire and Celesie Gautreaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1863, and sanctified the marriage at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in August.  They settled near the boundary of Assumption and Lafourche parishes before moving down bayou.  Their son Anatole Oscar was born near Labadieville in August 1864, and Joseph Joachim near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in February 1869. 

5

Youngest son Théodore Pierre or Pierre Théodore, also called Théodore, fils, a twin, born at Assumption in January 1807, married Marie Émelie or Émelite, called Melite, another daughter of Michel Archange Bernard and Justine Arceneaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1831.  Their son Jacques M., called James McAllister or James M., was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1836, Jean Arnesse in April 1838, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in May 1839, and Joseph Théodore was born in January 1842.  Their daughter married into the Robichaux family. 

James McAllister married Marie Aurela or Aurelie, daughter of Alexandre Sigur and Marie Avelina Lambremont, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1859.  Their son Théodore Nemour was born near Plattenville in November 1860.  They were living near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, on the river, in November 1864.

Descendants of Joseph-Marin BOURG (1772-1814; Antoine, Martin, Pierre, François)

Joseph-Marin, elder son of Athanase Bourg and Luce Breau, born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in February 1772, came to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and younger brother Charles and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where his father died.  Joseph-Marin married Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Melançon and Osite Dupuy, at nearby St.-Jacques in June 1793.  Geneviève was a native of St.-Jacques, where her parents had settled in 1766 after arriving from Maryland.  Joseph and Geneviève settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughter married into the Bourg and Feuchere families.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in January 1814; he was only 42 years old.  

1

Oldest son Paul-Joseph, born at St.-Jacques in February 1796, died in Assumption Parish in May 1816.  He was 20 years old and did not marry.  

2

Jean-Baptiste, born at Assumption in November 1797, married Angélique, Angeline, or Angelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Étienne Dupuis and Osite Dugas, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1819.  Their son Léonard Cyprien was born in Assumption Parish in August 1820, Zéphirin Jean Baptiste or Jean Baptiste Zéphirin in December 1822, Symphorien in c1823 but died at age 14 in April 1837, and Numa Marcellite was born in April 1828.   They also had a son named Siméon, unless he was Léonard Cyprien.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Dupuis, and Lebrun families.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Helena, another daughter of Étienne Dupuis and Osite Dugas, at the Plattenville church in January 1840. 

2a

Zéphirin, by his father's first wife, married cousin Gérarde, Géralde, or Gérade, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Dupuis and , at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1844.  Their son Marcellin Jean Baptiste was born near Plattenville in November 1844, Onésiphore in August 1846, Joseph Cyprien in April 1849, Elphége Adrien in December 1852, Gustave Édouard in April 1854, Léon Marcellin in January 1858, and Oscar Arsile near Labadieville in March 1860. 

2b

Léonard Cyprien, by his father's first wife, may have been the Cyprien Bourg who died in Terrebonne Parish in March 1848.  The Houma priest who recorded Cyprien's burial did not give any parents' names or mention a wife.  If this was Léonard Cyprien, he would have been only 27 years old when he died.  One wonders if he married. 

2c

Siméon, by his father's first wife, married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Foret and his Creole wife Marcellite Rousseau, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1859.  Their son Désiré Jean Baptiste was born near Plattenville in October 1859, Joseph Livodé Arthur near Labadieville in March 1861, and Alex in January 1865.  Siméon remarried to cousin Evelline, daughter of fellow Acadians Élie Hébert and Léocade Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1869; they had to secure a dispensation for third and fourth degrees of consanguinity in order to marry.

3

Étienne-Léonard, called Léonard, born at Assumption in October 1799, died in Assumption Parish in August 1815.  He was only 16 years old. 

4

Gilbert, born in Ascension Parish in September 1808, married Rosalie or Rose Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Paul Aucoin and Rosalie Gautreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1832.  Their son Marcellin Gilbert was born in Assumption Parish in June 1833, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in March 1836, Marcellin Louis was born in August 1839, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died a day after its birth in January 1841, and Prudent was born in February 1842.

Marcellin Gilbert, or perhaps Marcellin Louis, called Marcilien by the recording priest, married Marcelline Hélène, daughter of French Creole Hubert Barbier and his Acadian wife Rosalie Melançon, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in August 1866; Marcelline's mother was a Melançon.  Their son Louis Elphége was born near Attakapas Canal in July 1867, and Jules Alexis near Plattenville in September 1868. 

5

Youngest son Rosémond, born in Assumption Parish in February 1811, married Marie Ursule, called Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Trahan and Geneviève Daigle and widow of François Theriot of Iberville and Charles Breaux of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1834, and remarried to Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Dupuis, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1841.  Their son Joseph Benedict was born near Paincourtville in January 1844. 

François BOURG (c1773-?; Antoine, Martin, François)

François, only surviving son of Alain Bourg and Anne-Marie Comeau, born probably at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in c1773, accompanied his parents to Poitou in 1774-76 and to Nantes in 1776.  He crossed to Louisiana with his parents and two siblings aboard Le Beaumont, which reached New Orleans in August 1785.  Unlike the majority of their fellow passengers, who settled at Baton Rouge, François's family went straight to the upper Lafourche valley, where he was counted with them in January 1788 and January 1789.  One wonders what happened to him after those dates.  Did he marry or have any children?  If not, his line of the family did not survive in the Bayou State.

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After a series of hurricanes devastated the Bayou des Écores community in 1794, the Bourgs from France who had gone there relocated to upper Bayou Lafourche, where they added substantially to that center of family settlement:

Marin Bourg died either at Bayou des Écores or on upper Bayou Lafourche by December 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband.  

Marie Luce Bourg, wife of Simon-Joseph Landry, died in Assumption Parish in December 1814.  She was only 50 years old.  

Marguerite Perrine Bourg, wife of Michel-Pierre Aucoin, died in Assumption Parish in November 1815.  She was only 45 years old.  

Marie Françoise Madeleine Josèphe Bourg, wife of Jean Baptiste Felteman, died in Assumption Parish in April 1828.  She was only 52 years old.  

Jeanne Anne Bourg, wife of Barthélemy Charles Henry, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1845.  She was 67 years old.  Her succession inventory record was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, the following July. 

Marie Élisabeth Bourg, widow of Mathurin Pierre François Hébert, died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in December 1860.  The priest who recorded her burial said that Marie died at "age 88 years," but she was "only" 85.  She was one of the last of the Acadians immigrants in Louisiana to join our ancestors. 

Descendants of François-Xavier BOURG (c1738-1780s or 90s; Antoine, Martin)

François-Xavier, called Xavier, son of Charles Bourg and Cécile Melanson, born at Cobeguit in c1738, followed his parents to Île St.-Jean in the 1750s and was deported with relatives to St.-Malo, France, in 1758-59 aboard the English transport Supply.  He settled at Pleurtuit, near St.-Malo, where he married Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre LeBlanc, in September 1763.  They had nine children at Pleurtuit, three of whom died in infancy.  When he was in his early 40s, François-Xavier remarried to Marguerite-Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Henry and Marie-Madeleine Pitre, at Pleurtuit in July 1781.  She gave him two more children before they crossed to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785, with seven children and two cousins.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, and had more children there, including a son.  When the Acadians abandoned the settlement in the early 1790s, François-Xavier took his family to upper Bayou Lafourche, or he may have died at Bayou des Écores and his family moved on to the Lafourche.  His daughters married into the Colonne, Fremin, and Hébert families.  His married sons preferred non-Acadian spouses, but many of his grandchildren and great-children took Acadian spouses.  One of his grandsons moved to lower Bayou Teche during or soon after the War Between the States, but his other descendants remained in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

1

Oldest son Pierre-Marguerite, by his father's first wife, born at Pleurtuit, France, in July 1766, died at nearby Crehen the following January. 

2

François-Xavier, fils, also called Augustin-Xavier, from his father's first wife, born at Crehen, France, in January 1768, would have been 17 years old in August 1785, when his family sailed for Louisiana.  He did not go with them, so he either died young or chose to remain in the mother country. 

3

Félix-Xavier, by his father's first wife, born at Crehen, France, in February 1770, was the oldest of his father's sons who emigrated to Louisiana.  Félix-Xavier married Marie Marianne, daughter of German Creoles Christopher Charles Schmitt, Smite, or Smith and Marie Louise DuDrapof St.-Charles des Allemands on the Lower German Coast, at Assumption in April 1801.  Their son Mathurin-François was born at Assumption in February 1803, Jean in May 1806, and Jean Louis, called Louis, in September 1811.  Their daughters married into the Authement and Bourg families.   Félix Xavier died in Lafourche or Assumption Parish in November 1854.  The Thibodaux and Labadieville priests who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that "Philomène Félix," as the Thibodaux priest called him (the Labadieville priest called him Félix Xavier), died "at age 84 yrs." 

3a

Mathurin François married Léocade Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadians Simon LeBlanc and Julie Hébert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1825.  Their son Simon Bertin was born in Assumption Parish in September 1826, Neuville Martin in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1828, Jean Joachim, called Joachim, in August 1830, Trasimond Théodule, called Théodule, in May 1834, and Maxilien or Maximilien in December 1843.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux family.  Mathurin François died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1846; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that François Mathurin, as he called him, died "at age 45 yrs.," but he would have been only 43.  One of his sons settled in Terrebonne Parish, but the others remained on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Neuville Martin married Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Zacharie Boudreaux and his Creole wife Angélique Berthelot, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1856.  Their son Richard Arcema was born near Labadieville in February 1860, Théodule Adelma in September 1861, Arthur Meunier in November 1863, and Joseph Edgard in Terrebonne Parish in November 1869.

Joachim married Élise, daughter of fellow Acadians Hubert Aucoin and Élise Daigle, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1859.

Théodule married Uranie, another daughter of Hubert Aucoin and Élise Daigle, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1867. 

Maximilien married Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Pitre and his Creole wife Mathilde Mars, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1867.  Their son Nilfore Alcée Eugène was born near Labadieville in November 1869. 

3b

Jean married Marthe, also called Cléophine, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Sonnier and Denise Arceneaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1827.  They lived near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1831, Jean, fils in Assumption Parish in February 1839, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 15 days, in August 1843, Adam Ernest was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in July 1847, and Louis died at age 7 months in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1850.

Joseph died in Lafourche Parish in July 1853.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Jean, as he called him, died "at age 23 yrs."  Joseph would have been age 23 in 1853; brother Jean, fils would have been only 14 years old.  Did Joseph marry? 

3c

Louis married Geneviève, daughter of Joseph Gaspard and Marie Choffe, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1835.  Their son Félix Xavier le jeune was born near Plattenville in June 1836, and Pierre Louis in June 1846.  Their were living near Labadieville by the late 1840s.  Their daughters married into the Badeaux, Hébert, and Vicknair families.  Louis may have died near Labadieville in March 1865; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Louis died at "age 51 years," but this Louis would have been 53. 

Félix Xavier le jeune married Hélène, daughter of Joseph Walsh or Welsh and Marguerite Galway, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1867.  Their son Louis Arthur Amelton was born near Labadieville in August 1869.  Félix Xavier le jeune died near Labadieville in November 1870; the priest who recorded his burial said that Félix died at "age 38 years," but he was only 34. 

4

Jean-Joseph-Marie, by his father's first wife, born at Crehen, France, in January 1772, died at Crehen, age 1, in April 1773. 

5

Joseph-Faustin, by his father's first wife, born at Pleurtuit, France, in c1774, married Félicité, daughter of David Canade and Marguerite Farguerson of New Orleans, at Assumption in November 1800.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Maximilien-Joseph, called Maxille, was born at Assumption in August 1801, Hilaire at Ascension in November 1805, and Élie Rosémond in February 1808.  Their daughter married into the Dantin family.  Joseph Faustin's succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1816; he would have been in his early 40s that year.  

Maxille married Eugènie Scholastique, called Scholastique and Colastie, daughter of François Aysenne and Marie Thérese Chemit, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1825.  Their son Charles Marie Joseph, called Joseph, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1826, and Aubin in March 1833.  Their daughters married into the Hicks and Leonard families.  Maxille remarried to Octavie, daughter of German Creole Maximin Trosclair and Alise Perret and widow of Lezin Himel, at the Thibodaux church in January 1855.  Maxille died in Lafourche Parish in June 1869; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Maxile died "at 60 yrs.," but he was 68. 

Joseph, by his father's first wife, married Euphrosine, called Froisine, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Noël Victor Boudreaux and Rose LeBlanc, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1844.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Baptiste de la Toussaint was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in November 1853, Joseph Eveque Dorestil in January 1856, Cletus Léopold in May 1858, and Joseph Marius Oleus in December 1864.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin family. 

Aubin, by his father's first wife, married Élisabeth Félicité Elmire, called Aubin Young by the recording clerk at the Houma courthouse, married Élisabeth Félicité Elmire, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Charles LeMichel Duroy and his German Creole wife Marie Louise Malbrough, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1854.  Their son Joseph Charles was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1861, Joseph François Xavier in September 1865, Joseph Alfred Aubin in January 1868, and Joseph William Maximilien in October 1869. 

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Maximilien, called Maxile, from his father's first wife, born probably at Pleurtuit, France, in c1779, married Sara Charlotte Jiancta Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of Henry Rentrop and Anne Catherine Élisabeth Trappe of Westphalie in Prussia, at Assumption in August 1803.  Their son Edmond was born in Assumption Parish in February 1811, and Henri died at age 13 months in October 1814.  Their daughter married into the Verret family.  His only surviving son created a family of his own and moved to lower Bayou Teche probably in the 1860s. 

Edmond married Marie Amelise, Armelise, Armelline, Ermalise, or Emilia, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Pierre Daigle and Marie Modeste Arceneaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1835; their marriage had been recorded at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, the previous month, so they probably resided briefly in that parish.  Their son Edmond Henri was born in Assumption Parish in March 1837, Louis Helise in April 1845, Joseph Adon in October 1846, Joseph Maxil in April 1850, and Édouard Edmond near Paincourtville in July 1855.  They also had a son named Alcée.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin and Theriot families.  During or soon after the War of 1861-65, Edmond took his family back to lower Bayou Teche.  His succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in February 1870; he would have been 59 years old that year. 

Alcée married Berthe or Bertha, daughter of fellow Acadians Lucien Broussard and Elisa LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1868.  Their son Arthur Louis was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1869.

Joseph Adon married Louise, daughter of French Creole Hubert Bertrand and his Acadian wife Azélie Comeaux, at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in January 1870.  Their son Joseph Edgard was born near Pattersonville in October 1870. 

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Pierre-Jean-François, called François and Jean-Pierre, from his father's second wife, born at Pleurtuit, France, in November 1783, married Emeranthe, called Merante, daughter of Pierre Berthelot and Barbe Kerne of St. John the Baptist Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1807.  Their son Jean Pierre Célestin, called Célestin, was born in Assumption Parish in December 1811, Auguste or Augustin Maximilien in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1824 but died at age 9 in September 1833, and Valéry Jean Pierre was born in January 1831.  Their daughters married into the Albares, Fremin, and LeBlanc families.  Jean-Pierre died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in May 1864; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Pierre François, as he called him, died at "age 84 years," but he was "only" 81; the burial record did not say if he was a widower at the time of his death. 

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Célestin married Hélène, also called Ellen, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Romain Boudreaux and Céleste Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1834.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Kean Pierre was born in August 1830, Clovis Marcellus in March 1840, Charles Ozémé in March 1842 but died at age 13 in May 1855, Lovincy Esteville, also called Stephen Lovinci, was born in January 1847, Romain Elione or Léonie, called Léonie, in August 1849 but died at age 1 1/2 in April 1851, and Omer Valentin was born in February 1851.  Their daughters married into the Gautreaux and Usé families. 

Lovincy married Marie Rosiana, called Rosiana, daughter of Michel Hoble or Huble and his Acadian wife Azéline Bernard, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1867. 

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Valéry Jean Pierre married Joséphine, daughter of Michel Leche and Adèle Madere, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Théodule Joseph was born near Labadieville in March 1859. 

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Youngest son Anselme, by his father's second wife, born at Bayou des Écores in June 1787, may have died young.  

Charles BOURG (1740-?; Antoine, Jean, Jean-Baptiste)

Charles, elder son of François Bourg and Marie-Josèphe Hébert, born probably at Cobeguit in c1740, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  With him was wife Marguerite, daughter of Pierre LeBlanc and Françoise Thériot of Rivière-aux-Canards, who he had married at Pleutuit, France, in February 1767.  They followed their fellow passengers to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, where Charles's younger brother Jean and his family also settled.  But Charles and Marguerite did not remain at Bayou des Écores.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by 1795, when they were counted at Valenzuéla.  Charles and Marguerite were that rare Acadian couple who had no children. 

Descendants of Joseph-Pierre BOURG (1765-?; Antoine, Martin, Pierre, Jean)

Joseph-Pierre, eldest son of Marin Bourg and Marie-Osite Daigre, born at Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, in June 1765, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, where he married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Aucoin and his second wife Anne Hébert, in May 1790.  Marie-Madeleine was born at Tremereuc near St.-Malo and also had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  They followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the De Bordes, Jabbois, Luce, Olivier (French Creole, not Acadian), Skinner, and Wakings families.  Only one of his sons created a family of his own. 

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Oldest son Marin-François, called François, Marin-Joseph, and Joseph, born at Bayou des Écores in April 1792, married Élisabeth Marcelline or Marcellite, daughter of Philippe Jolibois and Louise Charpentier, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June or July 1819.  Their child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1820, François Marcellus was born in August 1821, Urbin Ursin le jeune, called Ursin, in August 1824, Didier in Assumption Parish in May 1830, and Joseph Sylvestre in June 1833.  Marin, called Marin Joseph by the priest who recorded his burial, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1835; the priest said that Marin was 47 years old when he died, but he was only 43.  

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Ursin married cousin Eulalie, daughter of Pierre Gros and Ordalise Daigle, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1846.  Their son Marcillien or Maxilien was born near Plattenville in November 1846 but died at age 2 1/2 in July 1849, Léon Lovinci was born near Labadieville in November 1847, Joseph Hickman Oleus near Plattenville in October 1852, René Joseph in June 1855, St. Clair Joseph or Joseph Saint Clair in January 1859 but died at age 11 months the following December, and Aubert Augustin was born near Labadieville in February 1864.  Their daughter married into the Fremin family. 

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François Marcellus married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Anselme Boudreaux and , at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1846.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Wilfred was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1847, Thomasile Alfred near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in January 1849, and Oscar in April 1850.  François likely died "during [a] yellow fever epidemic" in October 1853; the Thibodaux and Labadieville priests who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that François died "at age ca. 33 yrs."; this François would have been 32 years old that year, so it probably was him.  François's twins daughters Azema Philomène and Marie Pamela were born posthumously near Labadieville in February 1854. 

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Amand-Louis, born at Assumption in May 1794, may have died young.  

3

Joseph, born in the late 1790s or early 1800s at Assumption, died in Assumption Parish in the 1830s.  He was only 35 years old and does not seem to have married. 

4

Urbin Ursin, perhaps their youngest son, born at Ascension in July 1805, may have died young. 

Descendants of Marin-Joseph BOURG (1769-?; Antoine, Martin, Pierre, Jean)

Marin-Joseph, called Joseph, second son of Marin Bourg and Marie-Osite Daigre, born at Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, in July 1769, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores north of Baton Rouge and married Marie-Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Aucoin and Rosalie Thériot, at Baton Rouge in May 1795.  Marie-Jeanne was a native of St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, and also had crossed on Le Ville d'Archangel.  Their sons, though born on the river, settled on upper Bayou Lafourche and married cousins, but their lines may not have survived. 

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Older son Amand-Martin, born probably at Baton Rouge in March 1802, married first cousin Aline or Pauline, daughter of his fellow Aadians Guillaume Jean Bourg and Clarisse Marguerite Breaux, his uncle and aunt, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1832.  Amand may have died near Plattenville in March 1842; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Amand died at "age 36 yrs.," but Amand Martin would have been 40.  Did he father any sons? 

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Younger son Édouard, born near Baton Rouge in August 1805, married first cousin Julie, daughter of fellow Acadians Baptiste Aucoin and Rose Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1832; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Édouard died near Plattenville in February 1847; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Édouard died at "age 38 yrs.," but he was 41.  Did Édouard father any sons? 

Descendants of Pierre-Jean-Baptiste BOURG (1773-1826; Antoine, Martin, Pierre, Jean)

Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, third son of Marin Bourg and Marie-Osite Daigre, born at Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, in February 1773, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  When the Acadians abandoned the settlement in the early 1790s, he followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Blanchard and Anne Hébert, at Assumption in April 1798.  Anne was a native of Nantes, France, and had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Cailler, Carmouche, Lalande (French Creole or Foreign French, not Acadian), and Loret families.  Pierre Jean Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in June 1826; he was only 53 years old.  

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Oldest son Pierre-Laurent, born at Assumption in January 1799, married Clémence or Clementine, also called Elementine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Paul Bourgeois and Rose Henry of St. James Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1818.  Their son Claude Charles, called Charles, was born in Assumption Parish in May 1821.  Their daughters married into the Elfert and Folse families.  Pierre Laurent died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1853; he was only 54 years old.  Was he a victim of yellow fever, which ravaged South Louisiana during the late summer and fall of 1853?  

Charles married Justine, daughter of Jean Charles Maurin or Morin and Céleste Verret, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1840.  Their son Joseph Jules was born near Plattenville in June 1843 but died at age 11 months in May 1844, Charles Demetrius was born in August 1844, and Joseph Émile in March 1846. 

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Louis, born at Assumption in November 1802, may have died young.

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Hubert Adrien, called Adrien, born at Assumption in February 1805, died in Assumption Parish in March 1835.  He was 30 years old and probably did not marry.  

4

Youngest son Joseph Marcellin, called Marcellin, born at Assumption in November 1807, married Héloise or Éloise, daughter of Louis Folse and Judith Alexandre, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1841.  Their son Aimat had been born near Plattenville in February 1840, and twins Cleborne and Edmond Ulysse were born in January 1849.  They also had a son named Louis Arthur.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux, Carver, Moseman, and Whitaker families. 

Louis Arthur died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in July 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Louis Arthur died at "age 19 years," which gives him an estimated birth year of c1834--seven years before his parents were married (but note that Marcellin's son Aimat was born over a year before the marriage).  Was Louis Arthur a victim of yellow fever, which ravaged South Louisiana in the late summer and fall of 1853?  

Descendants of François-Georges BOURG (c1778-1842?; Antoine, Martin, Pierre, Jean)

François-Georges, fourth son of Marin Bourg and Marie-Osite Daigre, born at St.-Malo, France, in c1778, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores north of Baton Rouge.  When the Acadians abandoned the settlement in the early 1790s, he followed his family to the upper Lafourche valley, where he married cousin Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Bertrand and Catherine Bourg, at Assumption in March 1797.  Adélaïde, a native of Nantes, France, had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Bourg, Comeaux, Condrac or Condran, Templet, and Vicknair families.  They had many sons.   François may have died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in February 1842; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that François died at "age 62 yrs."  Only one of his many sons created a family of his own, in Assumption Parish. 

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Oldest son Ursin-Narcisse, called Narcisse, born at Assumption in October 1800, may have died young. 

2

Valéry, born at Assumption in August 1802, married Élise Mélanie, daughter of Frédéric Rentrop and Marguerite Licaire or Liqueur, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1824.  Their son François Tarsile was born in Assumption Parish in January 1828, and Orien Valéry in Ascension Parish in July 1832 when the family was residing in St. Mary Parish on lower Bayou Teche.  Valéry died in Assumption Parish in June 1833; he was only 30 years old.  

3

Louis, born at Assumption in July 1807, died at age 8 in September 1815.

4

Pierre Marcel, born in Assumption Parish in September 1811, also may have died young. 

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François, fils died in Assumption Parish 3 days after his birth in October 1813.  

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Youngest son François Hermogène, born in Assumption Parish in August 1815, also may have died young. 

Descendants of Guillaume-Jean BOURG (c1781-1819; Antoine, Martin, Pierre, Jean)

Guillaume-Jean, fifth and youngest son of Marin Bourg and Marie-Osite Daigre, born in France in c1781, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings and followed them to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores north of Baton Rouge.  When the Acadians abandoned the settlement in the early 1790s, he followed his family to the upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Clarisse Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Breaux and his first wife Esther Breaux, at St.-Jacques of Cabahannocer on the river in July 1803.  Clarisse was a native of Cabahannocer, where her parents, who had come to the colony from Maryland in 1768, had settled.  She and Guillaume and settled on the upper Lafourche, near the boundary between what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Bourg, and LeBlanc families.  Guillaume died in Assumption Parish in March 1819; the priest who recorded his burial said that Guillaume was 30 years old when he died, but he was 38.  His youngest daughter was born posthumously in July 1819.  

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Oldest son Charles Urbain, called Urbain and also Ursin, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in July 1804, married cousin Marie Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Félix Xavier Bourg and his Creole wife Marie Marianne Schmitt, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1834.  Their son Joseph Urbain or Aubin Joseph had been born in Assumption Parish in October 1832, Charles Xavier was born in December 1839 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1841, Pierre Léonais was born in October 1847, and Paul Neuville in August 1850.  Their daughters married into the Foret, Martin (French Creole, not Acadian), and Talbot families. 

Aubin Joseph married Louise, daughter of Siméon Fremin and Émelite Mars, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1856.  Their son Siméon Joseph Vileor was born near Labadieville in September 1857, and Urbin Trasimond near Attakapas Canal, east of Lake Verret, in October 1859. 

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Joachim Hubert, born at Ascension in December 1805, likely died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joachim died at "age 46 years."  Joachim Hubert would have been 47, so this probably was him.  Was he another victim of yellow fever, which ravaged South Louisiana in the late summer and fall of 1853?  Did he marry? 

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Youngest son Guillaume Joseph, called Joseph, born in Assumption Parish in February 1810, married Marguerite, daughter of Charles Triche and Marguerite Alexandre, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1841.  Their son Félix Merove was born near Plattenville in March 1845, Mesobe died at age 6 months in October 1847, and Thomas Charles was born in December 1851.  Joseph, at age 46, remarried to Joséphine, daughter of Joseph Clark Raison and his Acadian wife Clémence Hébert, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1856.  Their son Edgar Erasma was born near Plattenville in May 1862. 

Félix Merove, by his father's first wife, may have married "Mrs. Françoise Dubois" in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.

François-Marie BOURG (1769-1780s; Antoine, Jean, Jean-Baptiste, Jean)

François-Marie, son of Jean Bourg, fils and his second wife Anne-Josèphe Daigle, born at La Coquenais, France, near Pleudihen, outside of St.-Malo, in June 1769, came to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with his parents and siblings.  He followed them to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores north of Baton Rouge, where he married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Simon Comeaux and Marguerite Aucoin, in February 1792, the same day his older sister Marie-Josèphe married Madeleine's brother, Jean-Baptiste.  Madeleine also was a native of France and had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  When the Acadians abandoned Bayou des Écores in the early 1790s, François-Marie (if he was still alive) and Madeleine followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He died before December 1795, when Madeleine was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband.  Since François-Marie's younger brothers Jean-Marie and Joseph-Marie may have died young in Louisiana, this line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

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Other BOURG/BOURQUEs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Pierre, fils, son of Pierre Bourg, died in Assumption Parish in July 1818.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Pierre, fils's mother's name or his age at the time of his death.  

Jean Bourg married Rosalie Eléonore Rivet and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the late 1810s.  

Auguste Bourg married Julie Aucoin.  Their son Augustin, born probably in c1820, died in Assumption Parish, age 15, in March 1835.  

Euphémie Bourg gave birth to son Alfred Gustave in Assumption Parish in September 1829.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  

Marie Bourg gave birth to son Grégoire in Assumption Parish in January 1831, and to daughter Rosalie Eugènie in September 1832.  The priest who recorded the children's baptisms did not give the father's name(s).  

Maximilien Bourg married Madeleine Constance Bourg.  Their son Octave Ulger was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1835.  

____ Bourg married Eugènie Thibodeaux.  Their son Joseph Aurin died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 18 months, in January 1838.  

Marcellus Bourg died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in February 1842.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Marcellus died at "age 28 yrs."

Auguste Bourg, called Auguste Cadet by the recording priest, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1843.  The priest, who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Auguste died at age 31. 

Jean Pierre Bourg married Célestin[e] Bourg.  Their son Emanuel Dosile Narcisse was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1844. 

Mathilde, daughter of Gédéon Bourg and Clarisse Bourg and widow of Louis Darbon, remarried to Louis, fils, son of Louis Folse, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1845.  Was Gédéon an Acadian, or even a Bourg

Marie Madeleine Bourg married Honoré Champagne.  Her succession inventory record, listing her many children was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1845.  The record gives no hint of who her parents may have been. 

Joseph Bourg married Marie Useline Hébert and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the mid-1840s. 

Jann Junius, probably Jean Junius Burk, perhaps Bourg married Alexandrine Milliet and settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, by 1850.  Was Jann Junius Acadian?

Jean Bourg married Rosalie Dupres.  Their son Orvil Gabriel was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1850. 

Marie Meranthe Bourg married Séraphin Gros in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1851.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Asemas Bourg died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, age 16, in June 1851.  The priest who recorded the young man's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Azenor Bourg, called Bourk in one church record, married Élisabeth Bonfield, Bloomfield, or Blonfil and settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their son Fortune Azenor Gerasin was born near Paincourtville in February 1854.  Was Azenor an Acadian Bourg, or was he a non-Acadian Burke?  If he was Acadian, who were his parents?

Joseph Bourg died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in July 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age 60 years."  Which Joseph Bourg was this?

Gérard Bourg died "during [a] yellow fever epidemic" in Lafourche Parish in September 1853.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded Gérard's burial did not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Fifi Bourg, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in August 1855.  He was only "age ca. 2 months."  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name. 

Joseph, son of Rosemé Bourg, died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, age 4 days, in September 1855.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Delphine Bourg married Charles Lehmann in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in March 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Valérie, son of Jean Baptiste Bourg, died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in August 1856.  He was only 16 years old.  One wonders which Jean Baptiste Bourg was the father and who Valérie's mother may have been; the burial record gives no clue. 

Odile Bourg married German Creole Robert Himel in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1858.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Edesi Bourg's son Ulysse Ozémé was born near Attakapas Canal, Assumption Parish, in March 1860.  Was Edesi the boy's mother or father?  The baptismal record gives no clue. 

Roselia Bourg married Onésime Dupré in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in April 1860.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Gérard William Bourg married Laura Philippeaux.  Their son François William was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1861. 

Pierre Napoléon Bourg married Émilie Fabre, also called Aurelie Labit, and settled near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, by the early 1860s.  Their son Pierre Lassin was born near Lockport in January 1863. 

Léon Medard Medal Bourg married cousin Virginie Bourg and settled in Assumption Parish by the early 1860s. 

Joseph Bourg married Léodie Ledé.  Their son Charles Félix was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in November 1864. 

Franklin Edward, son of Marcellin Bourg, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1868.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his mother's name or mention a wife, said that Franklin Edward died at age 23. 

Sucky Bourg married John North in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marcelline Bourg married Joseph Livoire, perhaps an Italian immigrant, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Wade Bourg married Henriette Prevot.  Their son Joseph Émile was born near Houma, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1870. 

Jo Bourg died near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1870.  The priest who recorded Jos's burial did not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or even give his age at the time of his death. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

South Louisiana church records reveal no Bourgs or Bourques in colonial Louisiana who were not Acadians.  However, during the antebellum period, a number of Bourgs, whom native Louisianians would have called Foreign French, emigrated to New Orleans from France and the Caribbean Basin.  They may have remained in the city or moved on to other states of the Union:

Salomé Bourg, age 20, and Charles Bourg, age 17, natives of France and probably siblings, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Christophe Colombe out of Le Havre, France, in January 1840.  

Jean Bourg, a 50-year-old French tailor, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Brunswick out of Le Havre in December 1848.  

Joséphine Bourg, age 38, Cécile Bourg, age 36, and Jean-Marie Bourg, age 34, all French farmers and probably kin to one another, reached New Orleans aboard the ship S. E. Howell out of Le Havre in December 1848.  

Marie Bourg, a 24-year-old French farmer, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Pie IX out of Havana, Cuba, in February 1849.  

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After the War of 1861, at least one freed person named Bourg settled in St. Landry Parish:

Élodie Bourque, freedwoman, married Pierre LeBlanc, freedman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names, only their "socio-political" status. 

CONCLUSION

Bourgs were among the first families of Acadia and some of the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them reached Louisiana in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue and settled on Bayou Teche and at St.-Jacques on the river.  The two Bourg brothers who had gone to Bayou Teche with the Broussards in the spring of 1765 retreated to the river that fall.  They returned to the prairies two decades later, but only one of their lines survived.  Meanwhile, a cousin from St.-Jacques moved to the prairies and established a vigorous line there.  

If the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to their Mississippi valley colony, the Bourg/Bourque family in Louisiana would be much smaller than it is today.  The great majority of the Bourg/Bourques who came to Louisiana--over 90 individuals--did not reach the colony until 20 years after the first of their cousins got there.  They sailed on six of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Only two other families, in fact--the Héberts and the Trahans--outnumbered the Bourgs on the Seven Ships expedition.  Most of the new arrivals went to Bayou Lafourche, but many of them chose to settle at Bayou des Écores, on the river north of Baton Rouge, and three brothers from France went to the western prairies, where they added substantially to that center of family settlement.  By the end of the colonial period, three Bourg family centers had emerged in South Louisiana:  on the river at St.-Jacques, Ascension, and Baton Rouge; west of the Atchafalaya on the Attakapas and Opelousas prairies; and on the upper Lafourche.  Thanks to the large number of Bourgs from France who chose to go to the upper Lafourche, and to the migration of Bourgs from Bayou des Écores to the upper bayou in the early 1790s, the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley became the largest center of Bourg family settlement. 

During the antebellum period, Bourgs from the Lafourche drifted back to the river and settled near their cousins in West Rouge and Ascension parishes, and a Bourg from St. James moved upriver to Iberville Parish.  Meanwhile, a Bourg from Ascension Parish joined his kinsmen on the western prairies, while some of his cousins on the upper and middle stretches of the Lafourche moved down to the northern edge of the coastal marshes of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes (the town of Bourg, in Terrebonne Parish attests to this migration).  At the end of the antebellum period, Bourgs in Assumption Parish left the upper bayou and drifted westward to Pierre Part and Attakapas Canal on the shores of Lake Verret.  During and soon after the War of 1861-65, Bourgs from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley moved to Iberville Parish on the river.  They also crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled near present-day Morgan City, Patterson, New Iberia, St. Martinville, Abbeville, Grand Coteau, and Ville Platte.  But despite all this coming and going, most members of the family remained in the communities where their immigrant ancestors had settled. 

Although the name is fairly common in France, few non-Acadian Bourgs came to Louisiana.  South Louisiana church records reveal none during the colonial period, and only a hand full, called Foreign French, emigrated to the Bayou State from France and the Caribbean Basin during the antebellum period.  Most, if not all, of the Bourg/Bourques of South Louisiana, then, are descendants of Antoine of Martaizé and Port-Royal.  

As befitting the size of the family, dozens of Bourg/Bourques served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65.  Over a dozen of them died in Confederate service, one of them, a conscript, shot for desertion.  ...

One wonders why Professor Robert C. West did not include this large family in his important study, An Atlas of Louisiana Surnames of French and Spanish Origin (1986), which includes South Louisiana families much smaller than the Bourg/Bourques.  

The family name also is spelled Bourc, Bourgt, Bourgue, Bourke, Burk, Burke, Corerque.  Some members of the family, especially west of the Atchafalaya Basin, favor the spelling Bourque, others Bourg.  In the Terrebonne area, members of the family spell their surname Bourg but pronounce it BURG.  This Acadian family should not be confused with the non-Acadian Burkes who settled near them.  [See Book Ten for the Acadian family's Louisiana "begats"]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 448-56, 863-75, 1116-21, 1474-80, 1656, 2004, 2078, 2212-14, 2269-70, 2431-34; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 2:45, 3:38; Brasseaux, "Scattered to the Wind," 11-12, 35-36; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Delaney, "Chronology of the Deportations"; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A: 38-39, 79, 85, 147, 163-64; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 30-32, 47-49, 114, 559, 616, 620, 622; 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; Hody, Maud, "BOURG, Abraham," in DCB, 2:93, & online, source of quotation; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 55, 59, 65, 156, 175-76, 204-05, 217, 231, 234-35, 249, 252; Milling, Exile Without End, 21, 44; NOAR, vols. 2, 4, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 21; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family Nos. 6, 11, 17, 18, 19; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 6; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 9, 10, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43, 49, 50, 54, 55, 67, 68, 92, 94, 109, 114, 123, 133, 143, 161, 179, 180; "Ristigouche, 24 October 1760"; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 19-22, 157; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 4-5, 28-33, 87-88, 152; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 80-81, 123-59, 250, 266-68, 273, 291-93, 303, 347-51, 369, 390-93, 442, 461-62, 472-75, 481-82, 488-89, 498-99, 621, 628-31, 639, 699-700, 705-07; <unitedhoumanation.org>; White, DGFA-1, 221-51, 990, 998, 1133, 1569; White, DGFA-1 English, 48-56; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 146-47.  

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are in parentheses; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

Attakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

For a chronology of Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana, 1764-early 1800s, see Appendix.

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Aimée-Modeste BOURG 96 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 30 Apr 1766, Notre-Dame-de-Le Havre, France; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Cherbourg, France, late 1760s-early 1770s; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Cherbourg, 12 Aug 1773, age 7; at Pleurtuit, France, 1773-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 18; married, age 18, Jacques, son of Gabriel BLANCHARD & Marguerite CONAND of Brittany, 5 Jan 1786, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; moved to Baton Rouge District
Alain BOURG 01 Aug 1785 Asp born c1742, probably Minas; son of François BOURG & Madeleine HÉBERT; brother of Anne, Luce-Perpétué, & Pierre; day laborer; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Alain BOURG, de l'Isle Saint Jean, age 17; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-61; embarked on corsair Le Tigre in 1761; in English prison, 1761-63; returned to St.-Malo Jun 1763; married, age 22, Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of Joseph COMEAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT, 23 Jan 1764, St.-Suliac; probably in Poitou, France, 1773-75; at St.-Similien, Nantes, France, 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Alain BOURG, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 43, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Alain BOURG, age 46, with wife Marie age 43, son François age 15, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Alain BOURG, age 50, with wife Marie age 46, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to son-in-law Simon DUGA, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 7 horned cattle, 1 horse, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla  census, 1795, called Alino BOURQUE, age 59[sic], with wife Maria age 51, & no children, next to son-in-law Simon DUGAT; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Alain BOURG, age 60[sic], with wife Marie age 52, & no children, next to son-in-law Simon DUGATS; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Alain BOURG, age 55, with wife Marie age 55, no children, 3/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Simon DUGATS; died [buried] Assumption Parish 6 Oct 1827, age 86
Ambroise BOURG, père 03 Dec 1785 BdE, BR? born c1732, probably Cobeguit; son of Charles BOURG & Cécile MELANÇON; brother of François-Xavier & Marguerite-Josèphe; married, age 25, (1)Anne-Josèphe, daughter of Claude PITRE & Isabelle GUÉRIN, 1 Jun 1757, Port-La-Joye, Île St.-Jean; deported to Cherbourg, France, 1758-59, age 27; married, age 31, (2)Marie-Modeste, daughter of Jacques MOLAISON & Cécile MELANÇON, 12 Jul 1763, Très-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg; at Le Havre, France, 1764-66; at Cherbourg 1766-1773; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Cherbourg, 20 Jan 1773, age 41; at Pleurtuit, France, 1773-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 53, head of family; no occupation listed; died by Jul 1790, when his wife remarried at either Bayou des Écores or Baton Rouge
Ambroise BOURG, fils 04 Dec 1785 BdE born 17 Jul 1783, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; son of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; brother of Aimée-Modeste, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Pleurtuit 1783-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 1; died [buried] Bayou des Écores 27 May 1786, age 3
André BOURG 05 Aug 1785 Asp born c1771, France; son of Jean-Baptiste BOURG & Jeanne CHAILLOU; brother of Charles, Jean-Baptiste, & Marie-Geneviève; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 14, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 15, with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 19, with widowed mother & brothers
Anne BOURG 06 Jul 1785 StG, Asp born c1721, probably Minas; daughter of François BOURG & Madeleine HÉBERT; sister of Alain, Luce-Perpétué, & Pierre; married (1)Jean-Baptiste BLANCHARD, Minas or Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, 1758, age 37; married, age 39, (2)Jean-Baptiste, son of Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG, & widower of Marguerite BENOIT & Madeleine MOÏSE, 22 Sep 1760, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Melior-des-Ondes, France, 1762; at St.-Malo, France, 1772; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 1 daughter, & 1 orphan [probably step granddaughter Marie-Adélaïde BOUDREAUX]; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 64; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Anne BOURG, age 66, probably a widow, with [Geneviève-]Marie BOURG, Marie's husband Simon DUGATS, & Simon's sister Anne; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anne BOURG, age 68, with son-in-law Yves CROCHET & daughter Anne DUGA; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana DUGAT, age 63[sic], with family of son-in-law Ivon CROCHET & daughter Ana DUGAT; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne DUGATS, Widow, age 64[sic], with Anne NAQUIN, Widow, 0 slaves, near son-in-law Ivon CROCHET; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne BOURG, Widow, age 75[sic], with family of son-in-law Yvons CROCHET & daughter Anne [DUGAS]
Anne-Josèphe BOURG 08 Nov 1785 Asp born c1744, NS; daughter of Louis BOURG & Cécile MICHEL; sister of Marguerite; moved to Île St.-Jean 1750; at Rivière-aux-Crapauds, Île St.-Jean, 1752, called Anne Joseph, age 8, with parents & 6 siblings; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 15; married, age 26, Ignace, son of Jean HAMON & Marie BLANCHARD, 15 May 1770, Pleudihen, France; at Pleudihen 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 37[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Anne BOURG, age 45, with husband & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anne MAITRA[sic], age 46, with husband & 3 daughters; died by Jan 1798, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife
Anne-Radegonde BOURG 07 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1744, NS; daughter of Alexandre BOURG & Ursule HÉBERT; moved to Île St.-Jean 1750; at Rivière-des-Blonds, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Anne Radegonde, age 8, with parents & 5 siblings; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759; at St.-Énogat, France, 1759-72; married, age 25, Barthélemy, son of Pierre HENRY & Anne AUCOIN, 20 Feb 1770, St.-Énogat; at Pleudihen, France, 1770-72; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 39[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana BOURQUE, age 50, with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne BOURG, age 51[sic], with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 54, with husband & 3 sons
Anne-Théodose BOURG 09 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 15 Apr 1765, St.-Coulomb, France; daughter of Théodore BOURG & Anne GRANGER; sister of Madeleine-Julienne & Théodore-Prosper-Étienne; in report on Acadians at Nantes, France, 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 22, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 25, called Anne, with parents & brother; married, age 26, Mathurin, son of Jean DAUNIS & Françoise CANTRELLE of St.-Brieu, France, & widower of Rose-Marie GAUTREAUX, 25 Oct 1791, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana BOURQUE, age 30, with husband Maturino D'AUNIS age 32, daughter Théodora [D'AUNIS] age 2, [orphans] Juan CLÉMENT age 20, & Maria CLÉMENT age 21; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne, age 31, with husband Mathurin DONIS age 33, daughter Thérèse [DONIS] age 4, "orphans" Jean CLÉMENT age 21, & Anne CLÉMENT age 22, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne, no surname given, age 22[sic, probably meant 32], with husband Mathurin DONIS age 35, [daughter] Théodore [DONIS] age 2, & son Marcelle [DONIS] age 2, 6/45 arpents, 0 slaves
Anne-Victoire BOURG 10 Dec 1785 BdE born 14 May 1785, probably St.-Malo, France; daughter of François-Xavier BOURG & his second wife Marguerite-Pélagie HENRY; sister of Pierre-Jean-François, half-sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité, Félix-Xavier, Joseph-Faustin, Marie-Élisabeth, & Maximilien; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, an infant; died [buried] Bayou des Écores 21 May 1786, age 1
Athanase BOURG 11 Nov 1785 Asp born c1741; son of François BOURG & his first wife Marguerite HÉBERT; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 18; sailor; at St.-Énogat, France, 1759-69; married, age 27, Luce, daughter of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG, 3 Feb 1768, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Suliac 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed orphan; booked passage on Le St.-Rémi but sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 45, head of family; died by Jan 1788, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow
Catherine BOURG 12 Aug 1785 Asp born c1747; daughter of Charles BOURG & his second wife Marguerite LANDRY; married, age 17, Pierre-Jacques, son of Pierre BERTRAND & Marie-Josèphe MOLAISON of Pobomcoup, Cap-Sable, 28 Feb 1764, Très-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 36[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Catherinne, age 37[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Quaterine, age 40[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Catharina BOURQUE, age 49, with no husband, son Bélonio [BERTRAND] age 28, daughters Maria [BERTRAND] age 23, & Adélaïdes [BERTRAND] age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Catherine BOURG, Widow, age 47[sic], with son Bélony [BERTRAND] age 29, daughters Marie [BERTRAND] age 24, & Adélaïde [BERTRAND] age 19, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Caterine, no surname given, age 50, with son Bélony [BERTRAND] & daughter Marie [BERTRAND]; died [buried] Assumption Parish 6 Jul 1813, age 65[sic]
Catherine BOURG 13 Nov 1785 Asp? born c1785, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & Catherine VIAUD; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, an infant; not in Valenzuéla censuses of 1788, 1791, 1795, & 1797 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young & may not have survived the voyage from France
Cécile BOURG 14 Jul 1785 StG, BR, Asp born c1735; married, age 19, (1)Joseph, son of Louis LONGUÉPÉE and Anne BRASSEUR of Cobeguit and Île St.-Jean, probably Île St.-Jean, c1754; married, age 23, (2)Ignace, son of perhaps Robert USÉ & Françoise GATINANT of Île St.-Jean, & widower of Marie-Josèphe RENAUD, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, age 24; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Cécile BOURG, widow Ignace UZÉ, with 4 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 48[sic], widow, head of family; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Cécilia BOURQUE (BOURG)[sic], widow, with 2 unnamed children [sons Grégoire-Ignace & Jean-Baptiste], 4 1/2 units corn, 0 units rice; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Cécilia BOURQUE, age 60, with son Gregorio [USÉ] age 20; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Cécille BOURG, Widow, age 60[sic], with son Grégoire USÉ age 20, & 0 slaves
Charles BOURG 15 1765 StJ born c1762; son of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY; brother of Jean, Joseph, fils, Marguerite, & Pierre; in Cabanocé census, 1766, unnamed, probably the boy in the household of older brother Pedro BOURG; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, an orphan, age 15, with family of Jean-Baptiste CORMIER, père, & brother Pierre
Charles BOURG 16 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 19 Jun 1775, Monthoiron, Poitou, France; son of Jean-Baptiste BOURG & Jeanne CHAILLOU; brother of André, Jean-Baptiste, & Marie-Geneviève; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 11, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 12, with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 16, with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos BOURQUE, age 20, with family of sister Genoveva & brother-in-law Antonio MOULARD; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Charles BOURG, age 21[sic], with family of sister Genevieve & brother-in-law Antoine MOLLARD; married, age 23, Élisabeth/Isabelle of Châtellerault, France, daughter of Joseph DUPUIS of Minas & his second wife Marie LANDRY, 14 Feb 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 22[sic], with wife Élisabet, & no children, 4/60 arpents, 0 slaves, & age 24, with wife Isabelle age 24, no children, 3/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Antoine MOULARD; died [buried] Assumption Parish 21 Nov 1828, age 54
Charles BOURG 17 Nov 1785 Asp baptized 7 May 1775, Archigny, Poitou, France; son of Athanase BOURG & Luce BREAUX; brother of Joseph-Marin; in Poitou, France, 1775; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; booked passage on Le St.-Rémi but sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 12, with widowed mother & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 15, with stepfather Pierre TÉRIOT, mother, 1 full brother, & 1 stepbrother
Charles BOURG 18 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1740, Cobeguit; son of François BOURG & Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT; brother of Jean; moved to Île St.-Jean 1751; at Rivière-des-Blonds, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 12, with parents & 4 siblings; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 15[sic]; married, age 27, Marguerite, daughter of Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise THÉRIOT of Rivière-aux-Canards, 17 Feb 1767, Pleurtuit, France; at St.-Énogat, France, 1759-85; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 46, traveled with family of François-Xavier BOURG, a distant cousin; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos BOURQUE, age 61[sic], with wife Margarita age 52, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 62[sic], with wife Margueritte age 53, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 60[sic], with wife Margueritte age 50, no children, 3/45 arpents, 0 slaves
Charlotte-Françoise BOURG 19 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born 26 May 1785, probably St.-Malo, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; sister of François-Marie, Jean-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Joseph-Marie, Madeleine-Perrine, Marguerite-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed on La Ville d'Archangel, an infant; not in the Valenzuéla census of 1795 with the rest of his family, so she probably died young
Élisabeth/Isabelle BOURG 20 Aug 1785 Asp born c1752, perhaps Cobeguit; daughter of Claude BOURG & perhaps Anne HENRY; may have followed parents to Île St.-Jean in 1755; perhaps deported to France 1758, age 6; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 33, traveled with cousins Françoise-Josèphe & Jean-Pierre; married, age 33, François of Paimboeuf, France, son of Jean FRIOU & Antoinette PRU, & widower of  Susanne ROBICHAUX, 27 Sep 1785, New Orleans, after they reached LA on the same ship; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Isabelle, age 40[sic] with husband François FRILLOUX age 54, stepson François FRILLOUX age 17[sic], 6 arpents, 30 qts. rice, 30 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 6 swine, next to cousin Jean-Pierre BOURG; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Isabelle, age 42[sic], with husband François FRIAU age 45, stepson François [FRIAU] age 18, son Joseph-Élie [FRIAU] age 2, 0 slaves, 10 arpents next to cousin Jean-Pierre BOURG, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 2 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel BOURQUE, age 44, with husband Francisco FRIOU age 50, sons Josef Elias [FRIOU] age 7, & Francisco [FRIOU] age 4, next to cousin Juan Pedro BOURQUE; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle, age 45, with husband François FRILLOUX age 51, sons Joseph-Élie [FRILLOUX] age 8, & François-Gilbert [FRILLOUX] age 5, 0 slaves, next to cousin Jean-Pierre BOURG; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Élisabeth, no surname given, age 45, with husband François FRILLOUX age 53, sons Joseph [FRILLOUX] age 10, & François [FRILLOUX] age 6, 5/60 arpents next to cousin Jean-Pierre BOURG, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 29 Dec 1819, age 76[sic, may have meant 67]
Élisabeth BOURG 22 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1726; daughter of probably Claude BOURG & Judith GUÉRIN, married, age 23, Ambroise, son of Jacques NAQUIN & Jeanne MELANÇON, c1749; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Élisabeth BOURG, age 33; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband & 2 sons; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 58; may have died on the crossing to LA or soon after reaching the colony
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Blanche BOURG 21 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 8 Nov 1770, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Joseph BOURG & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GRANGER; sister of Fabien-Joseph, Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre; at St.-Servan 1770-71; at St.-Coulomb, France, 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Élisabeth, age 17, with parents & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Élisabeth, age 20, with widowed father; in Assumption census, 1795, called Isabel, age 25, with family of brother Fabian; never married?; died Assumption Parish 25 Mar 1846, age 77[sic], buried next day?
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste BOURG 34 Dec 1785 BdE born 27 Mar 1774, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Pleurtuit 1774-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 12
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité BOURG 23 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born & baptized 5 Jul 1780, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of François-Xavier BOURG & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEBLANC; sister of Félix-Xavier, Joseph-Faustin, Marie-Élisabeth, & Maximilien, half-sister of Anne-Victoire & Pierre-Jean-François; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 4; married, age 15, Jean-Baptiste-Olivier, son of Pierre HÉBERT & his second wife Susanne PITRE, 2 Aug 1795, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel BOURQUE, age 16, with husband, no children, & brother-in-law Maturino [HÉBERT]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle BOURG, age 17, with husband, no children, & brother-in-law Mathurin [HÉBERT]; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Élisabet, no surname given, age 17, with husband & 1 son
Fabien-Joseph BOURG 106 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 23 Apr1765, St.-Coulomb, France; son of Joseph BOURG & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GRANGER; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Blanche, Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre; at St.-Coulomb 1765-66; at St.-Servan, France,1766-71; at St.-Coulomb 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 19; married, age 20, Marie-Rose, daughter of Jean-Baptiste BOUDREAUX & Marie DAIGLE, 25 Apr 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Fabien BOURG, age 22, with wife Marie age 23, no children, 6 arpents next to his father, 18 qts. corn, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Fabien BOURG, age 26, with wife Marie age 26, son Jean-Baptiste age 3, daughter Marie age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to brother Jean-Baptiste, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 3 horses, 26 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Fabian BOURQUE, age 30, with wife Maria age 30, sons Juan Bautista age 8, Josef age 1, daughter Maria age 6, & sister Isabel age 25, next to brother Juan Bautista; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Fabien BOURG, age 31, with wife Marie age 31, sons Jean age 9, Joseph age 3, daughters Marie age 7, & Isabelle age 6, 0 slaves, next to brother Jean-Baptiste; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Fabien BOURG, age 30[sic], with wife Marie age 29, sons Jean age 10, Joseph age 3, daughters Marie age 8, & Magloire age 1, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Jean-Baptiste; died [buried] Assumption 18 Feb 1804, age 39
*Félicité BOURG 116 Dec 1785 BdE born 15 Mar 1786, Bayou des Écores, baptized 30 Apr 1786, Pointe Coupée; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, in utero
Félix-Xavier BOURG 24 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp, Lf? born 26 Feb 1770, Crehan, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; son of François-Xavier BOURG & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEBLANC; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Marie-Isabelle, & Maximilien, half-brother of Anne-Victoire & Pierre; at Pleurtuit 1770-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 15; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 31, Marie Marianne, called Marianne, daughter of Christopher Charles SCHMITT & Marie-Louise DEDRAP of St.-Charles des Allemands, 13 Apr 1801, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche or Assumption Parish 8 Nov 1854, age 84, buried next day #
François BOURG 25 Aug 1785 Asp born c1773, probably St.-Suliac, France; son of Alain BOURG & Anne-Marie COMEAUX; brother of Marie-Geneviève; at St.-Similien, Nantes, France, 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 11; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 15, with parents; probably did not marry
François-Georges BOURG 27 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1778, St.-Malo, France; son of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; brother of Guillaume-Jean, Joseph-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 7; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisco, age 17, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called François, age 18, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 19, Adélaïde, daughter of Pierre BERTRAND & Catherine BOURG of Nantes, France, 27 Mar 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called François, age 20, with widowed mother, siblings, daughter or niece Julie age 1, & no wife; died Assumption Parish 14 Feb 1842, age 62[sic], buried next day?
François-Marie BOURG 26 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born 19 Jun 1769, La Coquenais, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; son of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; brother of Charlotte-Françoise, Jean-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Joseph-Marie, Madeleine-Perrine, Marguerite-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 16; married, age 23, Mari-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Simon COMEAUX & Marguerite-Geneviève AUCOIN, & sister of his sister Marie-Josèphe's husband Jean-Baptiste, 20 Feb 1792, Bayou des Écores; moved to Lafourche valley?; died before Dec 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
François-Xavier BOURG 28 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born c1738, probably Cobeguit; called Xavier, son of Charles BOURG & Cécile MELANÇON; brother of Ambroise & Marguerite-Josèphe; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, age 20, with family of Charles GUÉDRY; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759; embarked on French corsair Le Jason 23 May 1760, captured & held prisoner by British, 1760-63; at Pleurtuit 1763-72; married, age 25, (1)Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Pierre LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT of Grand-Pré, 27 Sep 1763, Pleurtuit; married, age 43, (2)Maguerite-Pélagie, daughter of Pierre HENRY & his first wife Marie-Madeleine PITRE, 31 Jul 1781, Pleurtuit; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 44[sic], head of family, no occupation listed; moved to Lafourche valley?
Françoise-Josèphe BOURG 29 Aug 1785 Asc, Asp born c1737, Acadia; daughter of Pierre BOURG & Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX; sister of Jean-Pierre; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Francoise-Josèphe, age 22; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 49, traveled with brother Jean-Pierre & cousin Isabelle BOURG; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 46[sic], with brother Jean-Pierre; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 50[sic], with family of brother Jean-Pierre; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisca BOURQUE, age 60[sic], with family of brother Juan Pedro; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 60, with family of brother Jean-Pierre; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 62, with family of brother Jean-Pierre & "orphan" Phélix [?]; evidently never married; died [buried] Assumption Parish 21 Sep 1812, age 78[sic]
Georgine-Victoire BOURG 110 Sep 1785 Asp born c1774, La Rochelle, France; called Victoire; daughter of Pierre BOURG & Anne-Marie NAQUIN; sister of Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise & Pierre-Olivier; in Poitou, France, 1774-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 11; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Victoire, age 14, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called age 16, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 20, Joseph-Marc of Plouër, France, son of Jean-Baptiste DAIGLE & Marie BOUDREAUX, 27 Jan 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Victoria BOURQUE, age 22, with husband, 1 son, & widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Victoire, no surname given, age 23, with husband & 1 son, next to her widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 23, with husband, widowed mother, sister Jeanne, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died Assumption Parish A.M., 11 Jul 1831, buried same day, age 58, a widow
Gertrude BOURG 31 Feb 1765 Atk born c1747, Tracadie, Île St.-Jean; daughter of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX; sister of Joseph, L'ange, Louise, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; at Tracadie Aug 1752, age 5; at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with parents & siblings; 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, age 18; married, age 18, Amand, son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Marie-Françoise COMEAUX of Chepoudy, 27 Feb 1765, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA, the first recorded Acadian marriage in LA; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, unnamed, the woman in the household of Armand THIBODEAU; in Attakapas census, 1769, unnamed, no age given, with husband, a daughter, a son, sister Marguerite, & orphan Marie GOTREAU; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 21(?)[sic], with husband, Widow BOURQUES [her mother?] age indecipherable, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 4 unnamed children; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Gertrude BOURG, age 29, with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 7 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 8 unnamed others; died "at her home at la pointe," St. Martin Parish, 9 Jun 1827, "at age about 90[actually 80]," a widow, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 31 Jul 1827, St. Martin Parish courthouse; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Gertrude BOURG 32 Aug 1785 Asp born c1747, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Jean BOURG & Françoise BENOIT; sister of Luce-Perpétué & Marin; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, 1752, age 5; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758 aboard Supply, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, age 11; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759; married, age 21, Marin, son of Honoré GAUTREAUX & Marguerite ROBICHAUX, 5 May 1768, St.-Suliac; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 38; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 42, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died by Jan 1791, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife
Guillaume-Jean BOURG 33 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1781, St.-Malo France; son of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; brother of François-Georges, Joseph-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe; Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 4; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Guillermo, age 13, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Guillaume, age 14[sic] with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Guillaume, age 17, with widowed mother, siblings, & niece; married, age 22, Clarisse-Marguerite, daughter of Charles BREAUX & Esther BREAUX, 18 Jul 1803, St.-Jacques; settled on Bayou Lafourche; died [buried] Assumption Parish 11 Mar 1819, age 30[sic]
Isabelle-Germaine BOURG 35 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born 10 Oct 1772, baptized next day, St.-Énogat, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & Marie DUPUIS; sister of Jean-Baptiste-Simon-Louis, Marguerite-Marie, Marie, & Yves-Jean; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec. 1775; at St.-Énogat 1778; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 12; never married?; died Assumption Parish 25 Mar 1846, age 77[sic], buried next day?
Jean BOURG 36 1765 StJ, Op born c1759, Philadelphia, PA; son of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY; brother of Charles, Joseph, fils, Marguerite, & Pierre; arrived LA 1765, age 6; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 25, Marguerite, daughter of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS, 30 Mar 1784, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Jean BOURG, with 3 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marguerite], 0 slaves, 60 cattle, 10 horses, 5 arpents next to his father-in-law; on Opelousas militia list, Jul 1789, fusilier, called Jean BOURG; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, called Jean BOURG, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], 5 unnamed white males, 1 unnamed white female, & 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law ; died "at his home at La prairie Basse du Grand Coteau ..." 11 Jan 1814, age "about 55 years"; succession record dated Sep 1817, St. Landry Parish courthouse; estate record dated 10 Dec 1821
Jean BOURG 37 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born c1757; rope maker; married Catherine VIAUD, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 25[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 30, with wife Catherine VIO age 40, son Jean age 1, 6 arpents, 10?[sic] qts. corn, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 40[sic], with wife Quaterine VIAU age 40, sons Jean age 4, Louis age 1, daughter Marie-Rennes age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 8 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan BOURQUE, age 38, with wife Catharina BOUIOL age 56[sic], sons Juan age 11, Josef age 4, Pedro age 1, daughters Rosalia age 6, & Maria age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 39, with wife Catherine age 36, sons Jean age 12, Joseph age 5, Pedro age 3, daughters Rosalie age 7, & Marie age 11, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 40, with wife Catherine age 40, sons Jean age 12, Joseph age 6, Charles age 2, & daughter Marie age 9, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 3 Dec 1830, age 74
Jean BOURG 38 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1735, probably Minas; son of Jean BOURG & Marie PITRE; moved to Île St.-Jean 1751; at Rivière-des-Blonds, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 17, with parents & 4 siblings; married, age 23, (1)Marie AUCOIN, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 23; married, age 32, (2)Anne-Josèphe, daughter of Jean DAIGLE & Anne-Marie BREAUX, 5 May 1767, Pleudihen, France; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 50, head of family, no occupation given; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan BOURQUE, age 62[sic], with wife Ana age 50, daughters Margarita age 24, Magdalena age 22, & Juana age 17; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean BOURQUE, age 63, with wife Anne age 51, daughters Margueritte age 25, Magdeleinne age 23, & Jeanne age 13, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 63, with wife Anne age 53, daughters Margueritte age 24, Magdelenne age 22, & Jeanne age 19, no arpents listed, 0 slaves
Jean BOURG 39 Dec 1785 BdE born c1743, probably Cobeguit; son of François BOURG & Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT; brother of Charles; moved to Île St.-Jean 1751; at Rivière-des-Blonds, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 10, with parents & 4 siblings; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1785, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 14; at St.-Servan, France, 1759-60; laborer; embarked on corsair La Biche 15 Mar 1760, captured by British, imprisoned in England 1760-63; at St.-Énogat, France, 1763-69; married, age 25, Marie, daughter of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne AUCOIN, 9 Feb 1768, Plouër, France; at Langrolay, France, 1769-70; at St.-Énogat 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; at St.-Énogat 1778-85; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 40[sic], head of family, no occupation listed; remained at Bayou des Écores
Jean-Baptiste BOURG 41 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 27 Dec 1767, St.-Servan, France; son of Joseph BOURG & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GRANGER; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Blanche, Fabien-Joseph, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre; at St.-Servan 1767-71; at St.-Coulomb, France, 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 17; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 19, with parents & sister; married, age 21, Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie-Madeleine DUGAS, 29 Jun 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 23, with wife Marie age 23, son Jean[-Baptiste] age 1, 0 slaves, 4 arpents between his father & brother Fabien, 0 qts. rice, 80 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 13 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista BOURQUE, age 28, with wife Maria age 26, brother-in-law Estevan [HÉBERT] age 11, sons Juan Bautista age 5, Eugenio age 1, & daughter Rosalia age 4, between his father & brother Fabian[Sébastien-Joseph]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 29, with wife Marie age 27, sons Jean-Baptiste age 6, Eugène age 2, brother-in-law Étienne [HÉBERT] age 12, & daughter Rosalie age 1, 0 slaves, between his father & brother Fabien; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 30, with wife Marie age 30, sons Jean age 8, Ugene age 4, Joseph age 2, daughter Rosalie age 6, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves, between brothers Fabien & Pierre; died [buried] Assumption Parish 10 Aug 1813, age 46
Jean-Baptiste BOURG 42 Aug 1785 Asp born c1769, La Rochelle, France; son of Jean-Baptiste BOURG & Jeanne CHAILLOU; brother of André, Charles, & Marie-Geneviève; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 16, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 18, with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 21, with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 24, Françoise-Hélène, daughter of François BLANCHARD & Hélène-Judith GIROIR, & widow of Jean-Charles GAUTREAUX, 10 Feb 1793, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista BOURQUE, age 25, with wife Francisca age 31, [stepsons] Francisco [GAUTREAUX] age 9, Josef [GAUTREAUX] age 7, & son Andrés age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 27, with wife Françoise age 32, [step]sons François [GAUTREAUX] age 10, Joseph [GAUTREAUX] age 8, son Andrés age 3, & daughter Eugénie age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean BOURG, age 30, with wife Françoise age 32, [step]sons Jean [GAUTREAUX] age 11, Pierre [GAUTREAUX] age 8, son Francois age 6, & daughter Françoise age 2, 7/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died Assumption Parish 1 P.M., 17 Apr 1831, age 62, buried next day
Jean-Baptiste-Simon-Louis BOURG 43 Dec 1785 BdE born 1785, probably St.-Similien, Nantes, France; son of Jean BOURG & Marie DUPUIS; brother of Isabelle-Germain, Marguerite-Marie, Marie, & Yves-Jean; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, an infant
Jean-Charles BOURG 44 Nov 1785 Asp, Atk born 5 Jul 1773, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; called Charles; son of Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD; brother of Joseph-Florent & Lucien; in Poitou, France, 1774-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brothers; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 11, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Charles, age 14, with widowed mother & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Charles, age 17, with widowed mother & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Charles, age 25, with widowed mother & brother; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 34, Marie-Louise of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, daughter of Jean TRAHAN & Madeleine HÉBERT, & older sister of brother Joseph-Florent's wife Félicité, 9 Oct 1798, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "of dropsy" Lafayette Parish Jan 1824, age 50
*Jean-Firmin BOURG 115 Dec 1785 Atk born 2 Apr 1786, baptized Attakapas, now St. Martinville, 25 Jun 1786; son of Lucien BOURG & Marie-Isabelle TRAHAN; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, in utero; married, age 20, Marguerite, daughter of François DUHON & Élisabeth LANDRY, & widow of Célestin HÉBERT, 6 May 1806, Attakapas; lived on Bayou Vermilion; succession record filed 20 Feb 1844, Lafayette Parish courthouse?
Jean-Marie BOURG 40 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born 27 May 1779, La Gravelle, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; son of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; brother of Charlotte-Françoise, François-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Joseph-Marie, Madeleine-Perrine, Marguerite-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 6; not in the Valenzuéla census of 1795 with the rest of his family, so he probably died young
Jean-Pierre BOURG 45 Aug 1785 StJ, Asp born c1743, Acadia; called Pierre; son of Pierre BOURG & Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX; brother of Françoise-Josèphe, cousin of Élisabeth/Isabelle BOURG; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 14[sic]; at Pleslin, France, 1759-68; studied for priesthood under Abbé Jean-Louis LA LOUTRE, France, 1768-72, but ended studies after death of the abbé; foreman; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 42, traveled with unmarried sister & a female cousin; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, 2 each of axe & hatchet, & 3 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 48[sic], with sister Françoise age 46; married, age 46, Marguerite, daughter of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT, 22 Jun 1789, St.-Jacques; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 49, with wife Margrithe age 46, sister Françoise age 50, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 8 horned cattle, 1 horse, 40 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Pedro BOURQUE, age 52, with wife Margarita age 56, & sister Francisca age 60; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 53, with wife Margueritte age 57, & sister Françoise age 60, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 55, with wife Margueritte age 54, sister Françoise age 62, & "orphan" Phélix no surname given age 13, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves
Jeanne-Anne BOURG 48 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp, Lf born 16 Jan 1778, Le Gravelle, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Françoise, François-Marie, Jean-Marie, Joseph-Marie, Madeleine-Perrine, Marguerite-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 7; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juana, age 17, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 13[sic], with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 19, with parents & sisters; married, age 20, Barthélemy-Charles of Pleudihen, son of Barthélemy HENRY & Anne BOURG, 27 Aug 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 3 Feb 1845, age 67; succession inventory record dated 29 Jul 1845, Terrebonne Parish courthouse
Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise BOURG 47 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 24 Jun1765, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Pierre BOURG & Anne-Marie NAQUIN; sister of Georgine-Victoire & Pierre-Olivier; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 20; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 21[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 24[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juana BOURQUE, age 30, with family of [cousin?] Pedro NAQUIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 32, "orphan" with family of Pierre NAQUIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 31[sic], with family of brother-in-law Joseph DAIGLE & sister Victoire, & widowed mother; never married; died Assumption Parish 23 Feb 1839, buried next day, age 73
Joseph BOURG 49 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Op born c1750, Tracadie, Île St.-Jean; son of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX of Île St.-Jean; brother of Gertrude, L'ange, Louise, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; at Tracadie Aug 1752, age 18 mos.; at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA probably Feb 1765, age 14, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 20, with family of sister Madeleine & brother-in-law Sylvain SONNIER; in Opelousas census, 1774, no wife, 0 slaves, 12 cattle, 6 horses or mules, 0 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 23[sic], bachelor, head of "family" number 91, with 0 slaves, 27 cattle, 12 horses, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; married, age 29, Susanne, daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER, & sister of brother L'ange's wife Anne-Marie, early 1780s, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Jh BOURG, with 3 free individuals, 1 male slave; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Jh. BOURG, with 2 males, 1 woman [wife Susanne], 3 girls, 1 slave, 120 cattle, 20 horses, 12 arpents; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, with wife [Susanne], 4 white males, 3 white females, 1 male slave, & 1 female slave, next to brother-in-law Basile CHIASSON; died [buried] Opelousas 20 Jan 1806, age 55
Joseph BOURG, père 50 1765 StJ born & baptized 8 May 1722, Grand-Pré; son of Alexandre BOURG dit Bellehumeur & Marguerite MELANÇON of Grand-Pré; brother of Marie-Josèphe; married, age 22, Marie LANDRY, c1744, probably Minas; exiled to PA 1755, age 33; arrived LA 1765, age 43?; died by Jul 1765, when his wife remarried in New Orleans, so he may not have survived the voyage from Halifax
Joseph BOURG, père 52 1765 StJ born c1735; son of Joseph BOURG & his first wife Françoise DUGAS of Cobeguit; brother of Marie-Françoise; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 16; married (1)Anne-Marguerite or Marguerite-Anne LEGER, late 1750s or early 1760s; arrived LA 1765, age 30, perhaps a widower; married, age 32, (2)Marie LEBLANC, widow of Joseph RICHARD, 2 Mar 1767, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 123, left [east] bank, age 34, with wife Marie age 35, & stepdaughter Marguerite RICHARD age 10; married, age 37, (3)Marguerite, daughter of Charles LA CROIX dit DUREL & Judith CHIASSON of Île St.-Jean, & widow of Joseph PRÉJEAN, 27 Jun 1772, Ascension; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 43, with wife Marguerite DUREL age 42, son Joseph age 14, [stepson] Jean-Baptiste [PREJEAN] age 11, [stepson] Bazille [PREJEAN] age 8, [stepdaughter] Victoire [PREJEAN] age 16, daughter Roze age 15, [stepdaughter] Marie-Roze [PREJEAN] age 7, daughters [Bibi]Anne age 6, & Pélagie age 3; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 10 unnamed whites, 2 slaves, 10 qts. rice, 12 qts. corn; died [buried] St. James Parish 11 Jan 1812, age 85[sic]
Joseph BOURG 51 1765 StJ born c1740; arrived LA 1765, age 25; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, age 26, with cousins Joseph, Magdeleine, & Marie [no surnames given], 0 slaves, 5 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun; married, age 28, Marie DUGAS, c1768, New Orleans?
Joseph BOURG, fils 53 1765 StJ born & baptized 22 Dec 1745, Grand-Pré; son of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY; brother of Charles, Jean, Marguerite, & Pierre; arrived LA 1765, age 20; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, listed singly with 1 slave in his household; married, age 22, Marie DUGAS, c1768, New Orleans, but probably settled at St.-Jacques
*Joseph BOURG, fils 02 1765 StJ born c1763, probably Halifax; son of Joseph BOURG & his first wife Anne-Marguerite or Marguerite-Anne LEGER; arrived LA 1765, age 2; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 14, with father, stepmother, & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; married, age 28, Félicité, daughter of Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne-Esther BOURGEOIS, 8 Nov 1791, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. James Parish 30 Oct 1815, age 55[sic]
Joseph BOURG 54 Aug 1785 Asp born c1733, Cobeguit; son of Abraham BOURG & his second wife Marie THÉRIOT; married, age 25, (1)Marguerite-Josèphe DUGAS, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Joseph BOURG, fils d'Abraham, age 26; pit sawyer; at Plouër, France, 1759-60; married, age 27, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Joseph GRANGER & Angélique RICHARD of Grand-Pré, & widow of Alain BUJOLE, 30 Jun 1760, Pleurtuit, France; at St.-Coulomb, France, 1760-66; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-71; at St.-Coulomb 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 52, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 meat cleaver, 2 each of hatchet & shovel, 3 each of axe & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 55, with wife Marie age 56, son Jean-Baptiste age 19, daughter Élisabeth age 17, 6 arpents next to son Fabien, 60 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 58, with no wife so probably a widower again, daughter Élisabeth age 20, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to sons Jean-Baptiste & Fabien, 0 qts. rice, 80 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 1 horse, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef BOURQUE, age 63, with no wife or children, between sons Pedro & Juan Bautista; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 64, with no wife or children, 1 slave, between sons Pierre & Jean-Baptiste
Joseph-Faustin BOURG 58 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1774, Pleurtuit, France; son of François-Xavier BOURG & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEBLANC; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité, Félix-Xavier, Marie-Élisabeth, & Maximilien, half-brother of Anne-Victoire & Pierre-Jean-François; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 11; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 26, Félicité, daughter of David CANADE & Marguerite FERGUSON of New Orleans, 3 Nov 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville
Joseph-Faustin BOURG 56 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 3 Mar 1777, Pleurtuit, France; son of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; brother of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Pleurtuit 1777-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 8; moved to Baton Rouge District; married, age 24, Marie-Anne, daughter of Olivier LEBLANC & his first wife Marie-Madeleine LEBERT, 14 Apr 1801, Baton Rouge
Joseph-Florent BOURG 59 Nov 1785 Asp, Atk baptized 9 Oct 1777, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD; brother of Jean-Charles & Lucien; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brothers; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 7, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Joseph, age 9, with widowed mother & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph, age 13, with widowed mother & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph, age 18[sic], with widowed mother & brother; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 21, Jeanne-Félicité, called Félicité, of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, daughter of Jean TRAHAN & Madeleine HÉBERT, & younger sister of brother Jean-Charles's wife Marie-Louise, 9 Oct 1798, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died Lafayette Parish 16 Mar 1840, age 72 [sic, probably meant 62]; succession record dated 16 Apr 1840, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Joseph-Marie BOURG 57 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born 19 Sep 1782, La Gravelle, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; son of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; brother of Charlotte-Françoise, François-Marie, Jean-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Madeleine-Perrine, Marguerite-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 3; moved to Lafourche valley?; not in Valenzuéla census of 1795 with the rest of his family, so he probably died young
Joseph-Marin BOURG 55 Nov 1785 Asp, StJ, Asp born & baptized 3 Feb 1772, St.-Suliac, France; son of Athanase BOURG & Luce BREAUX; brother of Charles; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; booked passage on Le St.-Rémi but sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 13; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 15, with widowed mother & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 20, with mother, stepfather Pierre TERIOT, 1 full brother, & 1 stepbrother; married, age 21, Geneviève, daughter of Jean-Baptiste MELANÇON & Osite DUPUIS, 3 Jun 1793, St.-Jacques; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef BOURQUE, age 23, with wife Genoveva age 20, & no children ; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 24, with wife Geneviève age 21, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 26, with wife Geneviève age 22, sons Paulle age 2, & Leonard age 1, 6/50 arpents, 2 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 5 Jan 1814, age 43
Joseph-Pierre BOURG 46 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born 27 Jun 1765, baptized next day, Plouër, France; called Pierre; son of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; brother of Francois-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Francoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; at Plouër 1765-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with sister Francoise & 1 orphan; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 20, no occupation listed; married, age 25, Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Joseph AUCOIN & his second wife Anne HÉBERT, 20 May 1790, Bayou des Écores; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef BOURQUE, age 30[sic], with wife Maria age 20, sons Marino age 5, Josef age 4, & Aman age 2, next to his widowed mother-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph BOURG, age 31[sic], with wife Marie age 21, sons Morice age 6, Joseph age 5, & Aman age 3, 0 slaves, next to his widowed former mother-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph BOURG, age 34[sic], with wife Marie age 23, sons Marin age 7, Joseph age 6, Arsement age 4, daughter Rosalie age 2, 4/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to his widowed former mother-in-law
L'ange BOURG 61 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Op born c1748, Tracadie, Île St.-Jean; son of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX of Île St.-Jean; brother of Gertrude, Joseph, Louise, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; at Tracadie Aug 1752, called Ange, age 4; at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA probably Feb 1765, age 17, 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, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Lange BOURG, age 17, with 0 slaves, 4 arpents next to brother Joseph, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 arm; moved to Opelousas District; among 11 Acadians of Opelousas District who petitioned Spanish Gov. ULLOA, 13 Mar 1768, requesting government assistance (oxen & plows) to grow wheat in the district, called L'ange BOURG; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 21 or 22, with family of sister Madeleine & brother-in-law Sylvain SONNIER; in Opelousas census, 1774, a bachelor with 0 slaves, 26 cattle, 9 horses & mules, 0 swine; married, age 28, Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER, & sister of brother Joseph's wife Susanne, c1776, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 27, head of family number 119, with wife [Anne-]Marie age 17, no children, 0 slaves, 48 cattle, 8 horses, 10 hogs, 0 sheep; died Opelousas 28 Jun 1788, age 40, buried next day; succession record dated 30 Jun 1788, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Louise BOURG 62 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Op born c1753, Île St.-Jean; called Lise or Lisette; daughter of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX of Île St.-Jean; sister of Gertrude, Joseph, L'ange, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA probably Feb 1765, age 12, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 18, with family of sister Madeleine & brother-in-law Sylvain SONNIER, "entered as though she is wife of Olivier SAUNIER"; married, age 19, (1)Pierre, son of Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL of Chignecto, 11 Jul 1772, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 20[sic], with husband Pierre & 1 daughter; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Widow SAVOYE, with 2 males, 1 woman, 2 girls, 4 slaves, 64 cattle, 25 horses, 12 arpents; married, age 36, (2)Joseph, fils, son of Joseph LANDRY & Marie-Madeleine BOUDREAUX, 6 Jul 1789, Opelousas; succession dated Aug 1825, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Luce-Perpétué BOURG 63 Aug 1785 Asp born c1744, Cobeguit; called Laure; daughter of Jean BOURG & Françoise BENOIT; sister of Gertrude & Marin; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752, age 8; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758, aboard Supply, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Luce BOURG, age 14; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759; married, age 22, (1)Jean-Baptiste, son of Pierre HÉBERT & Marguerite BOURG, 29 Apr 1766, St.-Suliac; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Luce BOURG, widow Jean-Bte. HEBERT, with 1 unnamed son & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 40, widow, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Luce BOURG widow HÉBERT, age 41[sic], with son Jean-Olivier [HÉBERT] age 19, daughters Marie [HÉBERT] age 21, Félicité [HÉBERT] age 17, & Françoise [HÉBERT] age 13, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 swine; married, age 43, (2)Simon, son of Joseph MAZEROLLE dit St.-Louis & his first wife Marie-Josèphe DOIRON, & widower of Marguerite TRAHAN, 28 Jan 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Luce, age 48[sic], with husband, 3 stepchildren, & 2 HEBERT daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Lucas[sic] BOURQUE, age 52[sic], with husband, 1 stepson, & 1 stepdaughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Luce BOURG, age 53, with husband, 1 stepson, & 1 stepdaughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Luce, no surname given, age 55[sic], with husband & 1 stepson; died [buried] Assumption Parish 13 Jan 1812, a widow, age 64[sic]
Luce-Perpétué BOURG 64 Dec 1785 Asp born c1743, probably Minas; daughter of François BOURG & Madeleine HÉBERT; sister of Alain, Anne, & Pierre; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Luce-Perpétué BOURG, age 15; married, age 19, (1)Pierre, son of Charles HÉBERT & Marguerite DUGAS, 25 Jan 1762, Trigavou, France; at Pleslin, France, 1762-65; at Tréméreuc, France, 1765-80s; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 43, widow, head of family; married, age 44, (2)Félix BOUDREAUX, widower of Madeleine HÉBERT, 20 Aug 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 46, (3)Charles, son of Pierre GAUTREAUX & Agnès LEBLANC, & widower of Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON, 30 Nov 1789, Ascension; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Luce, age 46[sic], with husband, 2 HÉBERT daughters, & 2 GAUTEREAU stepchildren
Lucien BOURG 65 Nov 1785 Atk born & baptized 30 Oct 1763, Pleudihen, France; son of Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD; brother of Jean-Charles and Joseph-Florent; at Pleudihen 1763-72; carpenter; married Marie-Élisabeth/Isabelle of Liverpool, England, daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Marguerite DUHON of Rivière-aux-Canards, early 1780s, France; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 21; settled on upper Vermilion; died Lafayette Parish 23 Sep 1841, age 80[sic]; succession record dated 23 Sep 1841, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Madeleine-Adélaïde BOURG 68 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 16 Feb 1770, Très-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; called Adélaïde; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Cherbourg early 1770s; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Cherbourg, 12 Aug 1773; at Pleurtuit, France, 1773-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 16; married, age 18, Pierre-Charles, son of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY of Île St.-Jean, 10 Oct 1788, Bayou des Écores; moved to Baton Rouge area
Madeleine-Julienne BOURG 67 Sep 1785 Asp born 16 Mar 1767, baptized next day, St.-Coulomb, France; daughter of Théodore BOURG & Anne GRANGER; sister of Anne-Théodose & Théodore-Prosper-Étienne; in report on Acadians at Nantes, France, 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 17; married, age 18, Joseph, son of François SIMONEAUX of Lorraine & Marie-Osite-Anne CORPORON of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, 24 Apr 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Magdeleinne BOURG, age 21, with husband Joseph SIMONEAU age 28, daughter Anne[-Constance? SIMONEAU] age 1, 6 arpents next to her husband's father, 4 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 2 horses, 15 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Madelaine, no surname given, age 24, with husband Joseph SIMONEAU age 31, son Joseph-Fabien [SIMONEAU] age 2, daughter [Anne-?]Constance [SIMONEAU] age 4, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to her husband's father, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 7 horned cattle, 1 horse, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena BOURQUE, age 29, with husband Josef SIMONAUX, age 38, sons Josef [SIMONAUX] age 7, Rieux [SIMONAUX] age 3, daughters Constancia [SIMONAUX] age 8, Juana [SIMONAUX] age 1, & Isabel no surname given age 21, next to her husband's widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called called Margueritte[sic], no surname given, age 30, with husband Joseph SIMONEAUX age 39, sons Joseph [SIMONEAUX] age 8, Rieux [SIMONEAUX] age 4, daughters Constance [SIMONEAUX] age 9, Jeanne [SIMONEAUX] age 3, & "single" Isabelle no surname given age 22, 1 slave, next to her husband's widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne, no surname given, age 31, with husband Joseph SIMONEAU age 37, sons Fabien [SIMONEAU] age 9, Rieux [SIMONEAU] age 5, Nacisse [SIMONEAU] age 1, daughters Constance [SIMONEAU] age 11, & Jeannette [SIMONEAU] age 2, 6/60 arpents, 1 slave; died [buried] Assumption Parish 30 Jun 1822, age 55
Madeleine-Perrine BOURG 69 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born 9 Jun 1773, La Gravelle, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Françoise, François-Marie, Jean-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Joseph-Marie, Marguerite-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 12; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena, age 22, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Magdeleinne, age 23, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne, age 22[sic], with parents & sisters; married, age 27, Nicolas-Gabriel, fils of Châteauneuf, Poitou, France, son of Nicolas-Gabriel ALBERT of Île d'Oléron, France, & Marie-Marthe BENOIT of Cobeguit, 3 Feb 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marguerite BOURG 70  Feb 1765 Atk born 19 Apr 1737, Tracadie, Île St.-Jean, baptized 23 Jun 1737, St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean; daughter of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX; sister of Gertrude, Joseph, L'ange, Louise, & Marie-Madeleine; at Tracadie Aug 1752, age 15; at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA probably Feb 1765, age 28, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Marguerite BORQUE, age 25[sic], with family of sister Gertrude & brother-in-law Aman TIBODEAU; married (1)Pierre PITRE; married, age 38, (2)Charles, son of Joseph dit L'Officier GUILBEAU & Madeleine MICHEL of Port-Royal, & widower of Anne TRAHAN, 20 Nov 1775, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 5 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 5 unnamed others; died La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, 25 Jul 1820, age 80[sic]; succession record dated 1 Oct 1820, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marguerite BOURG 72 1765 StJ, Atk born c1749, probably Grand-Pré; daughter of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY; sister of Charles, Jean, Joseph, fils, & Pierre; exiled to Philadelphia, PA, 1755, age 6; arrived LA 1765, age 16; married, age 19, Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste CORMIER & Madeleine RICHARD of Chignecto, c1768, Cabanocé; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 28, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; died by Jan 1779, when her husband remarried at Attakapas
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Marguerite BOURG 73 Aug 1785 Asp born c1750, Cobeguit; daughter of Alexandre BOURG & Marguerite-Josèphe HÉBERT; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 9; married, age 28, (1) Firmin, son of Olivier AUCOIN & Marguerite VINCENT of Rivière-aux-Canards, 12 May 1778, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marguerite BOUR, widow Firmin AUCOIN, with 1 son; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 34, widow, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 37, with widowed mother & son Firmain; married, age 38, (2)Ambroise GARIDEL, 28 Jan 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 40, with husband Ambroise GARIDEL age 26, son Firmain AUCOIN age 11, daughter Elalie [GARIDEL] age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 1 horse, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita BOURQUE, age 44, with husband Ambrosio GARIDELLE age 30, son Luis Ambrosio [GARIDELLE] age, daughter Eulalia [GARIDELLE] age 7, & son Fermin AUCOIN age 16
Marguerite BOURG 74 Nov 1785 Asp born c1727, NS; daughter of Louis BOURG & Cécile MICHEL; sister of Anne-Josèphe; moved to Île St.-Jean 1750; at Rivière-aux-Crapauds, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Marguerite, age 25, with parents & 6 siblings; married, age 27, (1)Jean-Baptiste, son of René GUILLOT & Marguerite DOIRON, & widower of Marie-Madeleine ARCEMENT, c1754, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 38[sic]; married, age 38, (2)Jean, son of Jacques METRA & Jeanne VEUVRE of Bernin, Lorraine, France, 5 Feb 1765, Pleudihen, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 52[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 55, with husband Jean METRATS age 50, no children, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 44[sic], with husband Jean MAITRA age 49, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 2 horses, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita BOURQUE, age 73[sic], with husband Juan METTRA age 52, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte BOURG, Widow, age 74[sic], listed singly, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 74[sic], with husband Jean METRA age 60, & no children, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves
Marguerite-Josèphe BOURG 86 Dec 1785 BdE born c1737, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Charles BOURG & Cécile MELANÇON; sister of Ambroise & François-Xavier; married, age 19, Pierre, son of Jean HENRY & Madeleine THÉRIOT, 13 May 1756, Port-La-Joye, Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Anne-Josèphe BOURG, age 22; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 50[sic]
Marguerite-Josèphe BOURG 76 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 2 Jun 1767, Plouër, France; daughter of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; sister of Francois-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Joseph-Pierre, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Joseph, Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 17; married, age 27, Jean-Charles, called Charles, son of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne THÉRIOT, 5 Jul 179[4], Baton Rouge
Marguerite-Marie BOURG 75 Dec 1785 BdE born & baptized 22 Jan 1769, St.-Énogat, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & Marie DUPUIS; sister of Isabelle-Germaine, Jean-Baptiste-Simon-Louis, Marie, & Yves-Jean; at Langrolay, France, 1769-70; at St.-Énogat 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; at St.-Énogat 1778; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 16
Marguerite-Perrine BOURG 77 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born 27 Sep 1770, La Gravelle, baptized Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Françoise, François-Marie, Jean-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Joseph-Marie, Madeleine-Perrine, & Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 15; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 24, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 25[sic], with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, age 24[sic], with parents & sisters; married, age 30, Michel-Pierre, son of Michel AUCOIN & Élisabeth/Isabelle HÉBERT, 26 May 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 7 Nov 1815, age 45
Marie BOURG 79 Dec 1785 BdE baptized 10 Oct 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & Marie DUPUIS; sister of Isabelle-Germaine, Jean-Baptiste-Simon-Louis, Marguerite-Marie, & Yves-Jean; at St.-Énogat, France, 1778; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 8
Marie-Élisabeth BOURG 83 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born 23 Oct 1775, Crehen, baptized same day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of François-Xavier BOURG & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEBLANC; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité, Félix-Xavier, Joseph-Faustin, & Maximilien, half-sister of Anne-Victoire & Pierre-Jean-François; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 8; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 20, Mathurin-Pierre-François, son of Pierre HÉBERT & his second wife Susanne PITRE, & brother of sister Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité's husband Jean-Baptiste-Olivier, 18 Sep 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 21, with husband & no children; died [buried] Assumption Parish 7 Dec 1860, age 88[sic], a widow #
Marie-Françoise BOURG 80 Dec 1785 BdE born c1745; daughter of Joseph BOURG & his first wife Françoise DUGAS of Cobeguit; sister of Joseph; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 7; deported from Île St.-Jean to France 1758, age 13?; married, age 17, Jean, son of Louis LONGUÉPÉE & Anne BRASSEAUX, 24 May 1762, LaGouesnière, France; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 40
Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe BOURG 81 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1775, St.-Malo, France; called Françoise or Marie-Françoise; daughter of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; sister of François-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Joseph-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Françoise, with brother Jean-[probably Joseph-]Pierre & 1 orphan; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisca, age 19, with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Françoise, age 20[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 22, Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean-Baptiste FELTEMAN & Marie MALBROUGH "of Germany, residents of Iberville," 27 Nov 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 27 Apr 1828, age 52
Marie-Geneviève BOURG 82 Aug 1785 Asp, Asc born c1767, Île Miquelon; called Geneviève; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BOURG & Jeanne CHAILLOU; sister of André, Charles, & Jean-Baptiste; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brothers; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 18, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 18, Antoine, son of Jean-Baptiste MOULARD & Theresa DORA of St.-Rémy, Provence, France, 27 Sep 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jeneviève, age 20, with husband Antoine MOLLARD age 34, son Antoine [MOLLARD] age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to her widowed mother, 0 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 0 horses, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Marie, age 24, with husband Antoine MOULARD age 38, son Louis [MOULARD] age 2, daughter Marie [MOULARD] age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to her widowed mother, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 0 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Genoveva BOURQUE, age 28, with husband Antonio MOULARD age 42, son Juan Luis [MOULARD] age 7, daughters Maria [MOULARD] age 7, Rosalia [MOULARD] age 1, & her brother Carlos BOURQUE age 20; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Genevieve, no surname given, age 29, with husband Antoine MOLLARD age 43, son Jean [MOLLARD] age 7, daughters Marie [MOLLARD] age 8, Rosalie [MOLLARD] age 2, & her brother Charles BOURG age 21, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Geneviève, no surname given, age 40, with husband Antoine MOULARD age 46, sons Jean-Louis [MOULARD] age 8, Jean [MOULARD] age 1, & daughter Marie [MOULARD] age 12, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to her brother Charles; died [buried] Ascension Parish 29 Apr 1834, age 66, a widow
Marie-Geneviève BOURG 30 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 8 Dec 1764, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Alain BOURG & Anne-Marie COMEAUX; sister of François; at St.-Similien, Nantes, France, 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 20; married, age 22, Simon, son of Paul DUGAS & Hélène BLANCHARD, 11 Jun 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie BOURG, age 24, with husband, Anne BOURG "his sister-in-law," & husband's sister Anne DUGATS; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie BOURG, age 26, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria BOURQUE, age 31, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 32, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 34, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; died Assumption Parish 27 Aug 1833, buried next day, age 68, a widow
Marie-Josèphe BOURG 84 Sep 1766 NO, StJ, Asc born 16 Jun 1711, baptized 24 June 1711, Grand-Pré; daughter of Alexandre dit Bellehumeur BOURG & Marguerite MELANÇON; sister of Joseph; married, age 19, (1)Pierre-Joseph dit Châtillon dit Préville, son of Gabriel GODIN dit Châtillon & Andrée-Angélique JEANNE, 22 Aug 1730, Grand-Pré; married, age 33, (2)Joseph, son of Antoine LANDRY & Marie THIBODEAUX of Minas, & widower of Marguerite FORET, 11 Jan 1745, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 44; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie LANDRY, with husband, son Joseph [dit Belhomme] LANDRY, & daughters Magdne. LANDRY, Margte. LANDRY, & Gertrude LANDRY; arrived LA 1766, age 55, a widow; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, Jul 1767, called Marie-Josèph[e] LANDRY, widow, with daughters Magdeleine LANDRY, Margueritte LANDRY, & Gertrude LANDRY; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, occupying lot number 78, next to son Joseph, called Jozette BOURG, widow LANDRY, age 56[sic], with daughter Anne-Gertrude age 18, 4 arpents, 0 slaves, 2 cattle, 0 horses, 14 pigs, in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Marie BOURG widow LANDRY, age 56[sic], head of family number 44, with son Joseph LANDRY age 17, daughter [Anne-]Gertrude LANDRY age 19, & 3 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Widow LANDRY, his [Joseph dit Bell Homme's] mother, age 66, with son, daughter-in-law, & grandson; died [buried] Ascension 5 Sep 1792, age 86[sic], a widow
Marie-Josèphe BOURG 85 Aug 1785 Asp?, Asc born 10 Nov 1762, baptized next day, St.-Coulomb, France; daughter of Joseph BOURG & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GRANGER; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Blanche, Fabien-Joseph, Jean-Baptiste, & Pierre; at St.-Coulomb 1762-66; at St.-Servan, France,1766-71; at St.-Coulomb 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 21[sic]; married, age 22, Jean, son of Étienne BIJEAU/BUJOLE & Anne FORET, 6 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 24 Feb 1817, age 54
Marie-Josèphe BOURG 78 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born 19 Mar 1768, La Coquenais, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean BOURG & his second wife Anne-Josèphe DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Françoise, François-Marie, Jean-Marie, Jeanne-Anne, Joseph-Marie, Madeleine-Perrine, & Marguerite-Perrine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 17; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste, son of Simon COMEAUX & Marguerite AUCOIN, & brother of her brother François-Marie's wife Madeleine, 20 Feb 1792, probably Bayou des Écores; moved to Baton Rouge
Marie-Luce BOURG 87 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born & baptized 23 Jan 1764, Plouër, France; daughter of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; sister of François-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Jean-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, Marin-Joseph, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 22; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 32, Simon-Joseph, son of Prosper LANDRY & Isabelle PITRE of St.-Malo, France, 5 Jul 1795, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria BOURQUE, age 31[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie BOURG, age 32[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 34, with husband & 1 daughter; died [buried] Assumption Parish 24 Dec 1815, age 50
Marie-Madeleine BOURG 66 Feb 1765 Atk, Op born 1 Apr 1744, Tracadie, Île St.-Jean, baptized 2 May 1744, St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean; called Madeleine; daughter of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDREAUX; sister of Gertrude, Joseph, L'ange, Louise, & Marguerite; at Tracadie Aug 1752, called Magdelaine, age 8; at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA probably Feb 1765, age 21, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Opelousas District; married Sylvain, son of Pierre SONNIER & Madeleine COMEAUX of Petitcoudiac, probably late 1760s, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 24[sic], with husband, 2 unnamed sons, 1 unnamed daughter, siblings L'Ange BOURG, Joseph BOURG, & Louise BOURG; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 27[sic], called Magdeleine BOURG, with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 14 unnamed others; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with husband & 16 unnamed others; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with husband & 17 unnamed others; died "at the home of André MARTIN at La Butte," St. Martin Parish, 30 May 1814, buried next day "in the parish cemetery," age 73[sic]; succession record dated 15 Jul 1814, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marie-Madeleine BOURG 88 1765 StJ born probably Chignecto; daughter of Joseph BOURG & Anne CORMIER; married Jean-Baptiste, son of Pierre BOURGEOIS & Marie CORMIER of Chignecto, 15 Feb 1757, Port-La-Joye, Île St.-Jean; arrived LA 1765; in Cabanocé census, 1766, probably the unnamed woman in the household of Baptista BOURGEOIS; died before Feb 1776, when her husband remarried at St.-Jacques
*Marie-Madeleine BOURG 114 1785? StJ, NO? born c1773, perhaps France; daughter of Joseph BOURG & Marguerite LANDRY; may have come to LA from France, 1785, an orphan, age 12; married, age 17, Joseph, son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN of Pigiguit & Port Tobacco, MD, & widower of Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON, 19 Feb 1790, St.-Jacques; died New Orleans 1 Oct 1799, age 26
Marie-Madeleine BOURG 89 Dec 1788 Asc? born c1746, probably Grand-Pré; called Madeleine; daughter of Michel BOURG & his first wife Jeanne HÉBERT; exiled to VA 1755, age 9; deported to England 1756, age 10; repatriated from England to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 17; married, age 17, Joseph, fils, son of Joseph GRAVOIS & Marie CYR, & nephew of Madeleine's father's second wife, 8 Aug 1763, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Servan, France, 1764-67; left for England Feb 1767; at Windsor, England, 1770; at Baie Ste.-Marie, Nova Scotia, 1771-74; at Carleton, Baie des Chaleurs, Québec, 1775-84; moved to Île St.-Pierre, mid-1780s; arrived LA Dec 1788, age 42, aboard schooner La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre, captained by her husband; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville, with her family
*Marie-Rose BOURG 113 1765 StJ, Asc born c1762, probably Halifax; called Rose; daughter of Joseph BOURG & his first wife Anne-Marguerite or Marguerite-Anne LÉGER; arrived LA 1765, age 3; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 14, with father, stepmother, & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; married, age 26, (1)Jean, son of Étienne VESIERS & Isabelle SAVE of Cleromo, 2 Dec 1788, St.-Jacques; married, age 46, (2)James, son of John TORBERT & Élisabeth TORBERT of VA, 19 Dec 1808, Donaldson, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 23 Apr 1826, age 74[sic, may have meant 64]
Marie-Victoire BOURG 90 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 28 May 1764, Notre-Dame, Le Havre, France; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Céleste, Modeste, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Cherbourg, France, late 1760s-early 1770s; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Cherbourg, 20 Jan 1773, age 8; at Pleurtuit, France, 1773-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 20; married, age 22, Félix-Gilles-Louis of St.-Brieuc, Brittany, France, son of Louis-Gilles BERNARD DU MONTIER & Pérrine-Josèphe CORNEN DE RESTIQOUAT, & veteran of the Siege of Yorktown, VA, 23 Jan 1787, probably Bayou des Écores; moved to Baton Rouge; died [buried] Baton Rouge 10 Aug 1827, age 65[sic]
Marin BOURG 91 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born c1741, Cobeguit; son of Jean BOURG & Françoise BENOIT; brother of Gertrude & Luce-Perpétué; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752, called Martin, age 11; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758 aboard Supply, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Marin, age 18; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-63; married, age 23, Marie-Osite, daughter of Olivier DAIGLE & Angélique DOIRON of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, 18 Jan 1763, Plouër, France; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 45, head of family, no occupation listed; moved to Lafourche valley?; died by Dec 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
Marin-Joseph BOURG 92 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 10 Jul 1769, Plouër, France; son of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; brother of François-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Joseph-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, Marie-Luce, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, & Rose-Madeleine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 16; married, age 26, Marie-Jeanne, daughter of Alexandre AUCOIN & Rosalie THERIOT, 15 Jan 1795, Baton Rouge
*Martin BOURG 93 Aug 1785 NO, Asp? son of Pierre BOURG & his first wife Marguerite-Blanche DUGAS; sailed to LA on La Bergère, in utero; born 16 Aug 1785, Balize or New Orleans, 1 day after his family reached LA; baptized 28 Aug 1785, New Orleans; died [buried] New Orleans 4 Mar 1786, age 7 months?
Maximilien BOURG 94 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1779, Pleurtuit, France; son of François-Xavier BOURG & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle LEBLANC; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Félix-Xavier, Joseph-Faustin, & Marie-Isabelle, half-brother of Anne-Victoire & Pierre; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 6; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 24, Sara Charlotte Jiancta Caroline, daughter of Henry RENTROP & Anna Catarina Élisabeth TRAPPE of Prussia, 2 Aug 1803, Assumption, now Plattenville
Modeste BOURG 95 Dec 1785 BdE born 12 Aug 1781, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Pélagie, & Thérèse-Julie; at Pleurtuit 1781-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 3; died [buried] Bayou des Écores 27 May 1786, age 5
Pélagie BOURG 97 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 13 Jun 1779, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, & Thérèse-Julie; at Pleurtuit 1779-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 5; married, age 16, François, fils, son of François SEGUIN & Marguerite GODAR of Paris, France, 24 Aug 1795, Baton Rouge; died [buried] Baton Rouge 24 Jul 1852, age 77[sic] #
Pierre BOURG 98 1765 StJ born c1750, probably Grand-Pré; son of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY; brother of Charles, Jean, Joseph, fils, & Marguerite; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Pedro BOURG, with 1 man & 1 boy in his household; married, age 21, Anastasie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste CORMIER, père & Madeleine RICHARD of Chignecto, 27 Jan 1772, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Pierre BOURG, age 24, with father-in-law, mother-in-law, wife Anaztazie age 24, daughters Margueritte age 3, Rozalie age 2, Félicitée age 5, & orphan Charles BOURG age 15; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Pierre BOURG, with 6 whites, 2 slaves, 3 qts. rice, 30 qts. corn
Pierre BOURG 99 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 15 Apr 1761, St.-Coulomb, France, a twin; son of Joseph BOURG & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GRANGER; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Blanche, Fabien-Joseph, Jean-Baptiste, & Marie-Josèphe; at St.-Coulomb 1761-66; at St.-Servan, France,1766-71; at St.-Coulomb 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; clerk, assistant wood-merchant, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, 1781-84; married, age 23, (1)Marguerite-Blanche, daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Marguerite DAIGLE of Cobeguit, 23 Nov 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 24, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes; married, age 25, (2)Marie, daughter of Étienne BUJOLE & his first wife Brigitte CHÊNET, 6 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 28, (3)Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of Vincent LANDRY & Susanne GODIN, 26 Oct 1789, Ascension; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro BOURQUE, age 34, with wife Félicitas age 27, sons Fabian age 2, Carlos age 1, daughters Maria Magdalena age 9, & Margarita age 4, next to his father; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 35, with wife Félicité age 23, sons Fabien age 3, Charles age 2, daughter Marie-Margueritte age 10, & Margueritte age 5, 0 slaves, next to his father; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 36, with wife Félicité age 29, sons Pollitte age 4, Auguste age 2, daughters Marie age 11, & Margueritte age 6, 6/60 arpents, 2 slaves, next to brother Jean-Baptiste; died [buried] Assumption Parish 20 Dec 1811, age 50
Pierre BOURG 100 Sep 1785 Asp born c1730; son of François BOURG & Madeleine HÉBERT; brother of Alain, Anne, & Luce-Perpétué; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758, aboard Supply, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Pierre BOURG, frère de Françoise [wife of Joseph NAQUIN], age 29; day laborer; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; married, age 32, Anne-Marie, daughter of Jacques NAQUIN & Jeanne MELANÇON, sister of sister Francoise's first husband Joseph, 26 Jan 1761, St.-Suliac; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, 1776-84; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 1 son, & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 56, head of family; died before Jan 1788, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow
*Pierre-Jean BOURG 112 1785 Asc, Asp, Lf born 4 Aug 1770, La Villeger, baptized next day, Pleudihen, France; son of Charles BOURG & Anne THIBODEAUX; at Pleudihen 1770-72; at Poitou, 1774-76; at Nantes, 1776-85; arrived LA 1785, age 15, probably aboard 1 of the 7 Ships; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right [west] bank, called Pierre BOURG, engagé, age 28[sic, probably meant 21], with family of Joseph-Honoré BREAUX; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro BOURQUE, age 25, probably engagé with family of Phelipe HENRRY; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre BOURG, age 29[sic], single, probably engagé with family of Charles THOME, 3/45 arpents, & 0 slaves; married, age 27, Madeleine-Rose of Nantes, France, daughter of Pierre-Olivier PITRE & Rosalie HÉBERT, 10 Jun 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville
Pierre-Jean-François BOURG 101 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born & baptized 13 Nov 1783, Pleurtuit, France; son of François-Xavier BOURG & his second wife Marguerite-Pélagie HENRY; brother of Anne-Victoire, half-brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Félicité, Félix-Xavier, Joseph-Faustin, Marie-Élisabeth, & Maximilien; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 1; move to Lafourche valley; married, age 24, Eméranthe, daughter of Pierre BERTHELOT of St. John the Baptist Parish, 18 Aug 1807, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 12 May 1864, age 84[sic] #
Pierre-Jean-Baptiste BOURG 102 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born & baptized 8 Feb 1773, Plouër, France; son of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; brother of François-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Joseph-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, & Rose-Madeleine; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 12; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro BOURQUE, age 22, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre, age 23, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre, age 24, with widowed mother, siblings, & niece; married, age 25, Anne of Nantes, France, daughter of Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne-Symphorose HÉBERT, 23 Apr 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 10 Jun 1826, age 53
Pierre-Olivier BOURG 103 Sep 1785 Asp born 15 Apr 1767, St.-Suliac, France; baptized 16 Apr 1767, St.-Sulac; son of Pierre BOURG & Anne-Marie NAQUIN; brother of Georgine-Victoire & Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Pierre BOURG, age 20, with widowed mother & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Pierre, age 23, with widowed mother & sisters; married, age 27, Marie-Rose, daughter of Pierre LIVOIS & his second wife Marie-Madeleine POIRIER, & widow of Charles-Casimir TEMPLET, 20 Oct 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro BOURQUE, age 28, with wife Maria age 31, stepsons Carlos [TEMPLET] age 9, Juan [TEMPLET] age 6, son Pedro age 1, & stepdaughter Maria [TEMPLET] age 3; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre BOURG, age 29, with wife Marie age 32, [step]sons Charles [TEMPLET] age 10, Jean [TEMPLET] age 7, son Pierre age 3, & [step]daughter Marie [TEMPLET] age 4, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre, age 30, with wife Marie age 33, [step]sons Charles [TEMPLET] age 11, Jean [TEMPLET] age 9, son Pierre age 2, [step]daughter Marie [TEMPLET] age 6, stepdaughter or daughter Margueritte age 4, 7/50 arpents, 0 slaves
Rose-Adélaïde BOURG 104 Aug 1785 BR born 14 Oct 1765, Notre-Dame, Le Havre, France; daughter of Charles-Joseph BOURG & Rose DOIRON; married, age 16, François-Alexandre, son of François DAIGLE & Jeanne HOLLEY of Cherbourg, France, c1782, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Rose, with husband & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 19; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 3 others; died [buried] Baton Rouge 19 Jul 1804, age 38
Rose-Madeleine BOURG 105 Dec 1785 BdE, BR, Asp? born 5 Mar 1771, baptized next day, Plouër, France; daughter of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE; sister of François-Georges, Guillaume-Jean, Joseph-Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Françoise-Madeleine-Josèphe, Marie-Luce, Marin-Joseph, & Pierre-Jean-Baptiste; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 13; married Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN & Marguerite THÉRIOT, either Bayou des Écores or Baton Rouge; died Assumption Parish 2 Jun 1834, buried next day, age 56, a widow?
Susanne-Marie-Josèphe BOURG 107 Sep 1785 Asp, NO? born c1728, probably Minas; married, age 21, Tranquille, son of Antoine LEPRINCE/PRINCE & Anne TRAHAN of Pigiguit, c1749, probably Pigiguit; exiled to VA 1755, age 27; deported to England 1756, age 28; repatriated to France 1763, age 35; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, called Suzanne, with husband & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 57; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie-Josèph[e], age 60, with husband & 2 daughters; died [buried] New Orleans 20 Aug 1798, age 80[sic]
Théodore BOURG 108 Sep 1785 Asp born c1746, probably Cobeguit; son of Jean-Pierre BOURG & Élisabeth HÉBERT; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 13, traveled with family of François BOURG; carpenter; married, age 18, Anne, daughter of Joseph GRANGER & Marguerite GAUTREAUX, & widow of Pierre BONNIÈRE, 5 Jun 1764, St.-Coulomb, France; marriage witness at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, Sep 1780; in report on Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife Anne, 2 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; marriage witness at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, Nov 1784; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 39, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 41, with wife Anne age 56, son Théodore age 16, daughters Anne age 22, Magdeleinne age 20, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 45, with wife Anne age 60, son Théodore age 20, daughter Anne age 25, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 4 horses, 15 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Théodoro BOURQUE, age 50, with wife Ana age 68, & no children, next to son Théodoro Estevan; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Théodore BOURG, age 51, with wife Anne age 69, & no children, 0 slaves, next to son Théodore; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Théodore BOURG, Sr., age 52, with wife Anne age 69, no children, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to son Théodore
Théodore-Prosper-Étienne BOURG 109 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 26 Dec 1770, St.-Coulomb, France; son of Théodore BOURG & Anne GRANGER; brother of Anne-Théodose & Madeleine-Julienne; at St.-Coulomb 1770-72; in report on Acadians at Nantes, France, 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Théodore, age 16, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Théodore, age 20, with parents & sister; married, age 23, Marie-Rose, daughter of Charles LEBLANC & his second wife Rosalie TRAHAN of St.-Servan, France, 3 Mar 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Théodoro Estevan BOURQUE, age 25, with wife Maria age 30, & daughter Rosalie age 1, next to his father; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Théodore BOURG, age 26, with wife Marie age 31, with daughter Rosalie age 2, 0 slaves, next to his father; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Théodore BOURG, age 27, with wife Marie age 33, & daughter Rosalie age 2, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to his father
Thérèse-Julie BOURG 60 Dec 1785 BdE born & baptized 7 Nov 1771, Très-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; daughter of Ambroise BOURG & his second wife Marie-Modeste MOLAISON; sister of Aimée-Modeste, Ambroise, fils, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Céleste, Félicité, Joseph-Faustin, Madeleine-Adélaïde, Marie-Victoire, Modeste, & Pélagie; at Cherbourg, early 1770s; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Cherbourg, 12 Aug 1773, age 2; at Pleurtuit, France, 1773-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 14
Yves-Jean BOURG 111 Dec 1785 BdE born & baptized 29 Aug 1778, St.-Énogat, France, a twin; son of Jean BOURG & Marie DUPUIS; brother of Isabelle-Germaine, Jean-Baptiste-Simon-Louis, Marguerite-Marie, & Marie; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 6

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Allain BOURG, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 20, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 he lost his mother en rade & older brother Anselme, age 22, in a hospital probably in St.-Malo a month after they reached France, & that only he and sister Luce-Perpetué, age 15, survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 123-24, Family No. 154; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 19-20, Family No. 39, calls him Alain BOURG, says he was born c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Madeleine HÉBERT, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Jean-Pierre, baptized 19 Oct 1774, Archigny, Vienne, godson of Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN & Isabelle COMMAUX, & says the family was residing in the parish of St.-Similien, Nantes, by 18 Jul 1776; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 28-29, Family No. 51, calls him Alain BOURG, says he was born c1742 but gives no birthplace, that he was a day laborer, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Ambroise, baptized 18 Jul 1776, St.-Similen, Nantes, son Jacques-Alain, baptized 27 Jun 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, died age 7 mos. & buried 30 Jan 1779, St.-Similien, Nantes, son Joseph-André, baptized 30 Nov 1779, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, son Jean-Marie, baptized 9 Sep 1781, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, died age 16 mos. & buried 25 Jan 1783, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daughter Marguerite, died age 12 & buried 25 Aug 1782, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & son Louis-Alexis, baptized 5 Sep 1783, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls him Allain BOURG, journallier, age 43, on the embarkation list, Alein BOURG, on the debarkation list, & Allain BOURG, day laborer, age 43, on the complete listing, says he was in the 35th Family on the embarkation list & the 38th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & says he owned 6 arpents of land but does not say when or where; BRDR, 4:76 (ASM-3, 202), his death/burial record, calls him Alin BOURG, age 86 yrs. of Acadia, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

Note that infant son Louis-Alexis, called Alexis, appears on the embarkation list but not on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont, which means the boy probably died on the crossing from France & did not reach LA.  That he does not appear in any of the LA census records with the rest of his family verifies this sad fact, so I have removed him from this listing.  

His older son François never married, so this line of the family, except for its blood, ended with Alain.  

02.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:94, 122 (SJA-2, 13), his marriage record, calls him Josef BURG (BOURG), calls his wife Félicitas BLANCHAR, gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Josef [BOURG] & Margarita LECHER of Acadia, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Juan Baptista BURSUA, Natal BLANCHAR, & Josef BRO; BRDR, 3:134 (SJA-4, 42), probably his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BOURG, age about 55 yrs., nat. Acadia, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 19; De Ville, Acadian Coast, 1779, 25.

For the reasoning behind his inclusion on this list, see the footnote to his father's profile, below.  

03.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Ambroise BOURG; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 47, 334, the record of his second marriage, recorded at Très-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, calls him Ambroise BOURCK, d'Acadie, veuf d'Anne PITTRE, calls his wife Modeste MOULAISON, d'Acadie, gives his & her parents' names, says both of his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 126-29, Family No. 157.  

04.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Ambroise BOURG; BRDR, 2:119 (PCP-5, 2), his death/burial record, calls him "boy", gives only his father's name, & says he was 3 years old & buried the same day as a 5-year-old sister, probably Modeste.

05.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him André [BOURG], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 21-22, Family No. 44, gives his parents' names & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him André, son [CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him André BOURG, her [Jeane CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 24th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed mother & 3 siblings.

What happened to him in LA?

06.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Anne BOURG, & lists her with her second husband, a daughter, & a step granddaughter; White, DGFA-1, 571, her second husband's profile, details her marriage to him, gives the names of her parents & first husband, says that she & Jean-Baptiste required "disp 3-3 cons, 3-3 & 3-4 aff" when they married, & details their residences & dates in France; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 60-61, Family No. 112, calls her Anne BOURG, gives her first husband's name, details her marriage to Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, calls her (erroneously) his second wife, details their participation in the Grand Ligne settlement in Poitou, gives the death/burial record of son Mathurin DUGAST, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls her Anne BOURG, sa [Jean Bte DUGAST's] femme, age 64, on the embarkation list, Ana BOURG, su [Juan Bautista DUGATS's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Anne BOURG, his [Jean-Baptiste DUGAT's] wife, age 64, on the complete listing, says she was in the 16th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her second husband, a daughter, & a step granddaughter, & says she married her second husband in 1760.

Why can't I find her & her first husband, Jean-Baptiste BLANCHARD, on the passenger lists of the British transports who took the Acadians from Île St.-Jean & Île Royale to St.-Malo in 1758-59?  I can find her mother & 3 of her siblings in <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 20, including brother Alain & sister Luce-Perpétué, both of whom survived the crossing & emigrated to LA in 1785, but Anne is not with them; she no doubt crossed with her husband & children, if they had any.

The step granddaughter who went with her & her second husband Jean-Baptiste DUGAS to LA in 1785, Marie-Adélaïde BOUDREAUX, was the daughter of Louis BOUDREAUX & Perpétué DUGAS, born in c1751, married to Louis 25 Nov 1777 at St.-Similien, Nantes.  Perpétué was Jean-Baptiste's daughter by his first wife, Marguerite BENOIT.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 24, Family No. 44, which includes Marie-Adélaïde's baptismal record.  

07.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Anne BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 125-26, Family No. 155; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 481-82, Family No. 528.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:163.

08.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Anne-Joseph BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 179, shows that she made the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 with her mother & father & no siblings, that her father, no age given, died at sea, but her mother, age 57, survived; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 442, Family No. 492; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 53, Family No. 103; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 83, Family No. 156.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:163-64; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 164.

Judging by the age of her mother in 1759, Anne-Josèphe must have been her parents' youngest child.  The census of 1752 agrees.

Was she dead by Jan 1791, when the Ascension census of that year was taken?  If Anne MAITRA was Ignace HAMONT's new wife in 1791, her age conformed remarkably to the age his first wife Anne BOURG would have been that year.  Most likely the Spanish census taker got her family name wrong, or this is a transcription error. 

09.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Anne [BOURG], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Anne, sa [Théodore BOURG's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, & Anne BOURG, his [Théodore BOURG's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, says she was in the 12th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 2 siblings, & details her marriage, including her parents' names but not her husband's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:120, 224 (ASC-2, 41), her marriage record, calls her Anna BOURQUE, calls her husband Mathurin D'AUNIS, "widower of Rosa GAUTRO," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Théodore BOURQUE [her father or brother], Pedro DUGAS, & Pedro HÉBERT.  

Her middle name is from her daughter Théodosia Maria Ana Carmelita DONIS's baptismal record, dated 27 Dec 1793, in BRDR, 2:246 (ASM-1, 19), & the same daughter's marriage record, dated 3 Feb 1812, in BRDR, 3:275 (ASM-2, 187). 

That Mathurin & Anne-Théodora had a daughter named Théodora, not a son named Théodore, is confirmed by the Assumption censuses of 1795 & 1797.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 59, 91.  The daughter's baptism record from Dec 1793, cited above, written no doubt in Spanish, calls her Theodosia Maria Ana Carmelita; her marriage record from Feb 1812, cited above, which was also in Spanish, calls her Theodosia Mariana Carmelita.  Only the Lafourche census of Jan 1798 calls her a boy named Théodore.  See Robichaux, p. 132.  

10.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Anne-Victoire BOURG; BRDR, 2:119 (PCP-5, 1), her death/burial record, calls her "daughter," age 1 year, & lists only her father's name, & says her parents were "Acadians of Bayou des ecors."  

Her burial was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores did not have a church of its own.  Did she died from the rigors of the trans-Atlantic crossing? 

11.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10R), calls him Atanase BOURG, & lists him with his wife & 2 sons; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 129, Family No. 159, calls him Athanase BOURG, says he was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he was from his father's first wife, details his marriage, calls his wife Luce BRAUD, says she was born in c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Thomas-Francois-Joseph, born 21 Dec 1769, baptized 22 Dec 1769, St.-Suliac, godson of Alexandre BOURG & Ursule BRAUD, died age 15 mos. 22 Mar 1771 & buried same day, St.-Suliac, & son Joseph-Marin, born & baptized 3 Feb 1772, St.-Suliac, godson of Joseph BRAUD & Brigitte PINET, says he, his father, & step-mother [Émelie THIBODAUX] disembarked at St.-Malo "on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five ships,'" & that he resided at St.-Enogat from 1759-69 & at St.-Servan from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 20, Family No. 41, calls him Athanase BOURG, says he was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he was from his father's first wife, details his marriage, calls his wife Luce or Louise BRAUD, says she was born in c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Charles, baptized 7 May 1775, Archigny, godson of Charles HÉBERT & Angélique BRAUD, details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s, & says he was absent during the Third Convoy to Nantes in Dec 1775; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 29-30, Family No. 53, calls him Athanase BOURG, says he was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, calls him a seaman & a navigator, details his marriage, calls his wife Luce BRAUD, says she was born in c1747 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Francois-Simon, died age 3, buried 26 Jun 1776, St.-Jacques, Nantes, son Mathieu-Athanase, baptized 13 Mar 1779, St.-Jacques, Nantes, & daughter Marie-Rose, died age 2 mos. & buried 28 Jun 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s, says he was absent during the Third Convoy to Nantes in Dec 1775, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785 aboard L'Amitié; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Atanase BOURQUE, marin, age 45, on the embarkation list, & Athanase BOURG, sailore, age 45, on the complete listing, says he was in the 50th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 3 children [including daughter Marie-Rose BOURG, a nursling], details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says he was married in 1768 but gives no place of marriage, & that son Charles was born in 1755[sic] but gives no birthplace.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28.

His absence from the 3rd Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes in Dec 1775 & his being listed as a sailor & navigator hints that he gave up on the venture in Poitou before his family retreated to Nantes with most of the other Poitou Acadians & probably went to sea to support them.  

He & his family evidently were supposed to sail to LA aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the 7 Ships, which left St.-Malo for New Orleans on 27 Jun 1785, but they did not go to New Orleans on that ship.  Infant daughter Marie-Rose, who appears on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi as à la mamelle, or a nursling, became desperately ill on the eve of the ship's departure.  She died at age 2 months & was buried on 28 Jun 1785 in Chantenay, near Nantes, not at St.-Malo.  Her burial was the day after Le St.-Rémi left St.-Malo, on the other side of Brittany from Nantes.  Thus, the family, which was at Nantes in Sep 1784, did not go to St.-Malo to board Le St.-Rémi probably because of their daughter's illness but took the next ship to New Orleans, L'Amitié, the fifth ship, which left Paimboeuf, downriver from Chantenay, Aug 20.  

12.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls her Catherine BOURG, & lists her with her husband & 7 children; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 31-32, 47, her marriage record, at Trés-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, calls her Catherine BOURCK d'Acadie, calls her husband Pierre BERTRAND de Poubomcoup, gives her & his parents' names, calls her parents Charles [BOURG] & Marguerite LANDRY, says her parents & his father were deceased at the time of the wedding, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 10-11, Family No. 20, calls her Catherine BOURG, says she was born c1747, gives her parents' names, provides the birth/baptismal record of daughter Marie BERTRAND, baptized 2 Mar 1774 at St.-Jean L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, goddaughter of Jean-Francois DE LA MAZIERE & Ludivine MONEZEAU, "Acadians," & details the family's participation in the Grand Ligne settlement in Poitou; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 13, Family No. 24, calls her Catherine BOURG, says she was born c1747 but gives no place of birth, provides the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of 5 of her children, son Francois, baptized 27 Nov 1776, St.-Jacques, Nantes, died 6 Jan 1777, Nantes, daughter Adélaïde, baptized 21 Dec 1777, St.-Jacques, Nantes, son Louis, baptized 22 Sep 1782, St.-Jacques, Nantes, son Francois, died age 3, buried 22 Dec 1782, St.-Jacques, Nantes, & daughter Anne-Madeleine, baptized 3 Mar 1785, St.-Jacques, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the settlement in Poitou as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Catherine BOURG, sa [Pierre BERTHRAND's] femme, age 36, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Catherine BOURG, his [Pierre BERTRAND's] wife, age 36, on the complete listing, says she was in the 30th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 7 children, details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents, & says daughter Marie BERTRAND was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:131 (ASM-3, 81), her burial record, calls her Catharina BOURG, age 65 yrs. of Acadia, married to Pedro BERTRAND, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 42, 60, 94, 144, 174.

Her estimated birth year is from Robichaux's study of the Acadians in France, which seems to be more compatible with her marriage date than some of the estimated birth years taken from ages given for her in the LA censuses in which she is found. 

Pobomcoup is near Cap-Sable.  Was she a granddaughter of Anne BOUDROT, widow of Charles BOURG, who came to LA in Feb 1765 with the BROUSSARDs & settled in Attakapas?  If so, one suspects that Catherine would have been aware that all of her father's family in LA was living on the western prairies. 

13.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Catherine BOURG.

14.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Cécile BOURG veuve HISÉ, & lists her with 5 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 17, shows that she & her husband, called Ignac UZÉ, de l'Acadie, age 28, survived the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 with a daughter by her first marriage, Anne-Josèphe LONGUESPÉE, age 2; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 98-99, Family No. 182, calls her Cécile BOURG, says she was born c1735, names her first husband, says her second husband, called Ignace HEUZÉ, was born c1723 in Acadia, was a seaman as well as a farmhand, married his first wife, Marie-Josèphe RENAUD, born in 1725, in c1752, married Cécile in c1759, died at age 60 on 11 Nov 1783 & was buried the next day at St.-Martin de Chantenay, provides the birth/baptismal record of son Pierre-Ignace HEUZÉ, & details the participation of her family in the Poitou settlement as well as her journey to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Cécille BOURG, veuve HISÉ, age 48, on the embarkation list, Cecilia BOURG, viuda USÉ, on the debarkation list, & Cécile BOURG, widow HEUZÉ, age 48, on the complete listing, says she was in the 12th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with 5 children, & details her marriage, including the name of her husband's first wife, the name of her first husband & that she & Ignace were married in 1759.  

So who were her parents? 

The marriage date of c1759 for her & Ignace found in Robichaux & Hebert, D., makes no sense in light of the passenger list of 1 of the 5 Ships of 1758-59, which shows clearly that they were already married when the ship departed Acadia for France in late 1758, hence my estimated marriage year of c1758.  She must have married her first husband when she was a teenager.  If she married Ignace USÉ in 1758 when she was 21 & she had a 2-year-old daughter by her first marriage at the time, she probably married her first husband when she was 17 or 18 & gave birth to her daughter when she was 19.  

What happened to her daughter, Anne-Josèphe LONGUÉPÉE?  Did she die in France?  Did she live long enough to marry there?  She did not go to LA with either her mother or a husband.  

15.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Charles BOURG.

What happened to him in LA?

16.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Charles [BOURG], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 21-22, Family No. 44, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Geneviève BOURG, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him Charles, son [CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] fils, age 11, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Charles BOURG, her [Jeane CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] son, age 11, on the complete listing, says he was in the 24th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed mother & 3 siblings, that he was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace, & details his marriage, including the names of his & his wife's parents but does not say where they were married; BRDR, 2:120, 273 (ASM-2, 24), his marriage record, calls him Carlos BOURQUE "of Menthoiron in Poitou, France," calls his wife Ysabel DUPUIS "of Chatelrau, Diocese of Poitiers," gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were deceased, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph DUPUIS, Joseph AUCOIN, & Charles DAIGLE; BRDR, 4:77 (ASM-3, 208), his death/burial record, calls him Charles BOURG, "age ca. 54 yrs., nat. of Poitou," France, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

He & his wife seem to be listed twice in the Lafourche census of 1798.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 141, 145.  Why?  Did he move from next to his sister's family to next to his wife's family during the taking of the census in Jan 1798?  

17.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10R), calls him Charles [BOURG], & lists him with his parents & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 20, Family No. 41, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles BOURG, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Charles HÉBERT & Angélique BRAUD (his maternal aunt), & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 29-30, Family No. 53, calls him Charles [BOURG], & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou as well as its voyage to LA in 1785 aboard L'Amitié; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Charles, son [Atanase BOURQUE's] fils, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Charles BOURG, his [Athanase BOURG's] son, age 10, on the complete listing, says he was in the 50th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 2 siblings, & that he was born in 1755[sic] but gives no birthplace.  

His family did not sail to New Orleans aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, but took L'Amitié, the fifth ship, instead.  For why this happened, see the footnote for his father's profile, above.  

What happened to Charles in LA?  Was he the Charles BOURG, native of Poitou, who died in Assumption Parish in Nov 1828, age 54?  See BRDR, 4:77 (ASM-3, 208).

18.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Charles BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 132, Family No. 163, calls him Charles BOURG, says he was born c1740 in the parish of St.-Pierre & St.-Paul of "Cobequid in Acadie," gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he disembarked at St.-Malo on 23 Jan 1759 from one of the Five Ships, & that he resided with his family in the parish of St.-Enogat, 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 930, his marriage record, calls him Charles BOURG, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says both sets of parents were deceased at the time of the marriage, gives his & her birthplace, says he was living in St.-Énogat & she in Plouër at the time of their marriage, that they received dispensation of relationship "of fourth to fourth degree on the one hand and of third to fourth degree on the other hand," that they did not know how to sign, & that the witnesses to their marriage were Germain BOUDRO, Joseph MENASSO, François-Xavier BOURG, Joseph AUCOIN, "all relatives who have declared not knowing how to sign," Germain LEMOINNE, who signed, LE MINOUS, who signed, Jean LE BLANC, who signed, & And. LOSSIEUX, who signed.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:163; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 59, 92.

Charles and Marguerite were that rare Acadian couple who had no children. 

19.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Charlotte-Francoise BOURG.

What happened to her in LA?

20.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Isabelle cousine [of Jean-Pierre & Francoise BOURG], with no surname given; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls her Isabelle, cousine au dit [Jean-Pierre & Francoise BOURG], age 33, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Isabelle, cousin of the above [Jean-Pierre & Françoise BOURG], age 33, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 39th Family aboard La Bergère with her cousins; NOAR, 4:38, 135 (SLC, M5, 41), her marriage record, calls her Isavel BOURQUE, calls her husband Francisco FRIO, "native of France," gives her father's but not her mother's name, says her parents were native of Acadia," calls his parents Juan [FRIO] & Antonia PRU, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josef MARTINEZ & Vicente LLORCA; BRDR, 3:133 (ASM-3, 138), probably her burial record, calls her Isabelle BOURG, age 76 yrs., says her father was Eglode (Claude) but does not name her mother nor mention a husband. 

The birth year used here is based on the age given in the passenger list of La Bergère, not on the age given in her burial record, which compared to the ages given for her in the Lafourche valley censuses from 1788-98 (see Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 26, 57, 88, 139, 158), seems much too old.

Why would the priests at New Orleans & Assumpiton list her father's name but not the name of her mother?  "Claude" was not a common name among the descendants of Antoine BOURG.  Candidates for Isabelle's parents are:  (1) Claude à Abraham who married Judith GUÉRIN at Port-Royal in c1688.  Arsenault lists a dozen children for the couple, born between 1718 & 1741, a daughter Élisabeth in 1719.  See Arsenault, Généalogie, 451, Port-Royal section; White, DGFA-1, 230.  (2) Claude à Claude à Abraham who married Marie GUILBEAU at Annapolis Royal in Nov 1751.  Arsenault says the couple had 7 children between 1753 & 1772, none named Élisabeth or Isabelle, that they escaped the British in 1755 & settled in Canada.  See Arsenault, 454, Port-Royal section.  (3) Claude à Alexandre le jeune à Bernard who married Marie-Josèphe LORD at Annapolis Royal in Jan 1748.  Arsenault insists, however, that the couple had 3 sons between 1749 & 1754.  Arsenault also offers no evidence that this Claude moved on to the French Maritimes before or after 1752.  See Arsenault, 452, Port-Royal section.  (4) Claude à Pierre à Martin who married Anne HENRY probably at Cobeguit in c1751 (Arsenault says c1755).  Arsenault lists 1 child for Claude & Anne, a son born in c1757, no birthplace given.  See Arsenault, 1479, Cobequid section; White, DGFA-1, 243.  See also Book Three.  I would choose as the most likely candidate for Isabelle's parents Claude married to Anne HENRY, with the stipulation that Arsenault did not list a daughter Isabelle for them mostly likely because of the incomplete sacramental records at New Orleans & Assumpiton, cited above.  Note that Claude & Anne were from Cobeguit, the entire population of which escaped to Île St.-Jean in the summer of 1755 when the British began rounding up the Acadians in the Minas Basin.  See Book Five.  Isabelle may have followed her parents to the island.  If Claude & Anne were still alive in 1758, when Isabelle would have been age 6, the British would have deported them to France, unless they managed to escape this roundup as well.  Robichaux's study of the Acadians in France, which focuses on the exiles at St.-Malo, in Poitou, & at Nantes, lists no Claude BOURG, nor does the couple appear in Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 47-49, which covers births, marriages, & burials in other French cites where Acadians lived.  It may be that Isabelle, with or without her parents, was deported in 1758 to a port other than St.-Malo:  Cherbourg, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Boulogne-sur-Mer, even Bordeaux.  Another way she could have gotten to the mother country was via the Newfoundland islands--St.-Pierre & Miquelon--in the late 1760s or late 1770s.  The Acadians who ventured from the Newfoundland islands to France in the 1760s & 1770s included exiles who had escaped the British roundups of 1755 & 1758 & found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore until the war with Britain ended in 1763.  Note also that the cousins who accompanied Isabelle to LA in 1785--Françoise-Josèphe & Jean-Pierre BOURG--were children of Pierre à Abraham le jeune à Martin, which would have made them closer cousins to Isabelle, daughter of Claude & Anne, than any of the other choices offered above. 

A François FRIOU crossed from France on Le Bergère.  He was listed as a single passenger, but the passenger list gives no age for him unfortunately.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 28-29.  If he was the François FRIOU who married Isabelle BOURG, who was the François FRIOU who married Marguerite-Adélaïde GAUTREAUX at Ascension in early 1792 & was, according to the marriage record, born at Paimboeuf, France, son of François FRIOU & Susanne ROBICHAUX?  Evidently the François FRIOU who married Isabelle BOURG in Sep 1785 was a widower with a young son when he came to LA aboard La Bergère in Aug 1785, but the boy does not appear on that ship's passenger list. 

The baptismal record of Francisco, son of Francisco FRIOU & Isabel BOURQUE, in BRDR, 2:301 (ASC-5, 72), says he was baptized on 13 Oct 1792 at Ascension but that he was born on 21 Aug 1781.  There is a (sic) next to his birth year, so the actual birth date was probably 21 Aug 1791, as confirmed by the Assumption census of 1795.  Besides, François père & Isabelle did not marry until Sep 1785. 

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the name FRIOU.  Why does BRDR, vol. 2, list the name in 2 places--first FRYOUX (sometimes FRIOUX, FERIOU) on 2:286, & then FRIOUX (sometimes FRELOU, FRILOT, FRILIEU, FRIO) on 2:301?  In the baptismal records of Francisco FRIOU, fils, cited above, & his brother Josef on 2:301 (SJA-3, 16), the St.-Jacques priest did not record the boy's grandparents' names.  However, on 2:286, in the baptismal records of 3 of the children of François FRIOU, fils & Marguerite-Adélaïde GAUTREAUX--daughters Josef Maria Carmen (ASM-1, 156), Maria Hortensia (ASM-1, 71), & Romana (ASM-1, 101)--the Assumption priest did record the girls' grandparents' names, & the paternal grandfather was listed as Francisco FERIOU ... Acadian.  I have not found the surname FERIOU/FRIOU or any of its other variations in Arsenault, Généalogie, or White, DGFA-1.  Until I do, I will call this family French Creole here.  

21.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Élisabeth [BOURG, & lists her with her parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Élisabeth, sa [Joseph BOURG's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Élizabeth BOURG, his [Joseph BOURG's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, says she was in the 58th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins, & that she was born in 1770 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 6:96 (ASM-10, 62), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Isabelle BOURG, "age 77 yrs.," but gives no parents' names or mentions a husband.

Did she ever marry?  If not, why not?

22.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Élizabet BOURG, & lists her with her husband & 2 sons; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1507, profile for her husband in the Cobequid section, calls her Élizabeth BOURG, sans doute la fille de Claude [BOURG] et de Judith GUÉRIN, says she married Ambroise NAQUIN c1750 but gives no place of marriage, & lists only 1 children for them, daughter Élizabeth, born in 1751 but gives no birthplace; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 6, shows the fate of her family on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to her husband's profile; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 634-35, Family No. 734, calls her Élizabeth BOURG, says she was born c1728 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, says she married Ambroise NAQUIN c1749 but gives no place of marriage nor his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Élizabeth NAQUIN, born c1750 but gives no birthplace, died 16 Aug 1771, age 21, & buried 17 Aug 1771, St.-Suliac, son Jean-Baptiste NAQUIN, born c1753 but gives no birthplace, died 10 Jun 1766, age 13, buried 11 Jun 1766, St.-Suliac, son Pierre NAQUIN, born c1755 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, daughter Marguerite NAQUIN, born c1757 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758-59, daughter Madeleine-Francoise NAQUIN, born 4 Apr 1759, baptized 5 Apr 1759, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Pierre BOURG, her uncle, & Francoise LE POITRE, died 4 May 1759, age 1 mo., St.-Servan, daughter Marguerite-Suline NAQUIN, born & baptized 13 Oct 1760, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Joseph MINIAC & Marguerite-Josèphe HÉBERT, died 18 Dec 1761, buried 19 Dec 1761, St.-Suliac, son Ambroise-Francois NAQUIN, born 24 May 1763, baptized 25 May 1763, St.-Suliac, godson of Pierre BOURG & Élizabeth NAQUIN, died 14 Mar 1774, age about 11, Pont Hougart, buried 15 Mar 1774, Pleudihen, son Joseph-Jacques NAQUIN, a twin, born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, godson of Jean-Baptiste NAQUIN & Tarsille NAQUIN, son Pierre-Paul NAQUIN, a twin, born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, godson of Paul LANDRY & Marie-Madeleine BOURG, & daughter Madeleine-Hélène NAQUIN, born & baptized 19 Oct 1768, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Alain BOURG & Anne DOIRON, says she, her husband, & daughter Élizabeth NAQUIN were at Ance-à-PINNET, Île St.-Jean, in 1752, that she, her husband, son Jean-Baptiste NAQUIN, & daughter Élizabeth NAQUIN disembarked at St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759 from du Supply, & that the family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 138, Family No. 251, calls her Élizabeth BOURG, says she was born c1726 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, details her marriage but gives no place of marriage, includes the death/burial record of daughter Madeleine-Hélène NAQUIN, died age 8 & buried 4 Aug 1776, St.-Jacques, Nantes, & detail's the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls her Élizabet BOURG, sa [Ambroise NAQUIN's] femme, age 58, on the embarkation list, & Élizabeth BOURG, his [Ambroise NAQUIN's] wife, age 58, on the complete listing, says she was in the 24th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 2 sons, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' name but not her parents' names, says they married c1749 but gives no place of marriage, & that twin sons Joseph & Pierre [BOURG] were born in 1766 but gives no birthplace.

Why were she & her husband not in the Ascension census of 1788?  Did they even survive the crossing to New Orleans?  Le St.-Rémi has no debarkation list unfortunately.  If I find evidence that she died on the crossing, I shall remove her from this list.  She & her husband may have been victims of the smallpox that plagued the passengers of Le St.-Rémi soon after they reached the colony.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64.

23.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Isabelle BOURG; BRDR, 2:129, 356 (ASM-2, 14), her marriage record, calls her Ysabel BOURG, calls her husband Bautista Olivier HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Diocese of St.-Malo, France," his parents were "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco HÉBERT & Carlos BOURQUE.

24.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Félix-Xavier BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 137-39, Family No. 168, his birth/baptismal record, calls him François-Xavier or Félix-Xavier BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Simon LEBLANC & Marguerite-Josèphe BOURG, & that his family resided at Pleurtuit from 1763-72; BRDR, 2:121, 677 (ASM-2, 59), his marriage record, calls him Félix BOURQUE "of Pleurtuis in Britany, France," calls his wife Maria Marianne SMITE "of St. Charles Parish," gives his & her parents' names, says both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were François HAYSSEN & Juan BOURQUE; BRDR, 8:92 (SPH-2, 6B), one of his death/burial records, calls him Félix Xavier BOURG, "age 84 years," says he died on Nov 8 & was buried on Nov 9, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:91 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #285), another death/burial record, calls him Philomène Félix BOURG, said he died "at age 84 yrs." on 10 Nov, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Why did the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial use a feminine name?  Strange.  Note that the priest recorded his correct age, so this must be him.  Was Félix a widower when he died?  His burial records give no clue. 

He was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

25.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him François [BOURG], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls him Francois, son [Allain BOURG's] fils, age 11, on the embarkation list, Franco, su [Alein BOURG's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & François BOURG, his [Allain BOURG's] son, age 11, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 35th Family on the embarkation list & the 38th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his parents & 2 siblings.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 25.

What happened to him in LA?  If he did not marry and have sons of his own, his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  

26.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him François BOURG; BRDR, 2:121-22, 199 (PCP-19, 42), his marriage record, calls him François BOURG, calls his wife Madeleine COMO, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Élie COMO, Simon COMO, & Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN. 

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

What killed him at such a young age, in his mid-20s?  Did he live long enough to move with his wife to Bayou Lafourche, or did he died at Bayou des Écores before she moved to the Lafourche valley? 

27.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him François-George BOURG; BRDR, 2:87, 121 (ASM-2, 25), his marriage record, calls him Francisco BOURQUE "of St.-Malo" & "born in St.-Malo," calls his wife Adélaïda BERTRAND "of Nantes, France," & "born in Nantes," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre BOURQUE & Ambrosio HÉBERT; BRDR, 6:96 (ASM-10, 28), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him François BOURG, "age 62 yrs.," but does not give any parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, .

Where was his wife in Jan 1798?  She did not die until Oct 1833, so the Valenzuéla census taker must have missed her.  

28.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him François-Xavier BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 18, shows that he crossed to St.-Malo in 1758-59 with the family of Charles GUÉDRY.  

Was he a relative of Charles GUÉDRY?  How was he kin to Charles's second wife, Agnès BOURG?

He does not appear in any of the Lafourche valley censuses of the mid- & late 1790s, so he may have died at Bayou des Écores & his family moved on to the Bayou Lafourche valley.  

29.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Françoise [BOURG] sa [Jean-Pierrre BOURG's] soeur, & lists her with her brother & cousin Isabelle; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 43, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo, 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to her brother Jean-Pierre's profile, below; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 156-57, Family No. 183, calls her Francoise-Josèphe BOURG, says she was born c1737 but gives no birthplace, & that she crossed to St.-Malo in 1758-59 on one of the Five Ships with her parents & siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls her Francoise, sa [Jean-Pierre BOURG's] soeur, age 49, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Francoise BOURG, his [Jean-Pierre BOURG's] sister, age 49, on the complete listing, & says that she was in the 39th Family aboard La Bergère with her brother & cousin Isabelle; BRDR 3:133 (ASM-3, 75), her death/burial record, calls her Francisca BOURG, age 78 yrs. of Acadia, gives her parents' names but says nothing of a husband.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 27, 57, 88, 139, 158.  

Evidently this Françoise-Josèphe, daughter of Pierre BOURG & Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX, was not the Françoise BOURG who married Joseph NAQUIN & crossed with him & brother Pierre aboard Supply in 1758-59.  See <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 11.  It seems that this Françoise BOURG never married.  One wonders why.  

30.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Geneviève [BOURG], & lists her with her her parents & 2 brothers; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls her Geneviève, sa [Allain BOURG's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, Genoveva, su [Alein BOURG's] hja, on the debarkation list, & Geneviève BOURG, his [Allain BOURG's] daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 35th Family on the embarkation list & the 38th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her parents & 2 brothers; BRDR, 2:122, 261 (ASC-2, 8):, her marriage record, calls her Geneiève BOURG, calls her husband Simon DUGAS, does not give her or his parents' names, says that her husband's parents were "of Acadia," & that the witness to her marriage was Prosper GIROIR; BRDR, 5(rev.):96 (ASM-3, 238), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Geneviève BOURG, age 68 yrs., widow DUGAS, but does not give her parents' names.  

31.  Wall of Names, 12 (pl. 1R), calls her Gertrude [BOURG], & lists her with her widowed mother [Anne BOUDROT, veuve Charles BOURG] & 4 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2433, the LA section profile of Jacques BOURG, calls her Marie [BOURG], says she was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, & that she married Pierre-Amand THIBODEAUX on 27 Feb 1765 at New Orleans; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>; NOAR, 2:31, 261 (SLC, B5, 185 & M2, 15), her marriage record, calls her Gertrude BOURQUE, "native of Isle St. Jean, Dependency of Louisbourg," calls her husband Amand THIBEAUDAU, "native of Lachipoditte [Chepoudy], Notre Dame des Neiges Parish in Acadia, Diocese of Québec, province of Canada," gives her & his parents' names, calls her father Jacques [BOURQUE], but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:92 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1850), her death/burial record, calls her Gertrude BOURG, "native of Acadie, spouse of dec. Amand THIBODEAU," does not give her parents' names, says she died "at age about 90 years at her home at la pointe, & that she was buried "in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:92 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#581), her succession record, calls her Gertrude BOURG, "wid. of Amand THIBODEAUX," gives her death date, lists 9 children, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 20, 37; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:147; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 13, which has a question mark after her age of 21; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 8; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."   

Wall of Names, 12, says her father was Charles BOURG, but her marriage record, cited above, as well as Arsenault, 2433, 2597, call him Jacques.  Perhaps he was Charles-Jacques or Jacques-Charles.  Her family, headed by "Cherle BOURQUE," was listed in the British report at Halifax in Aug 1763 next to the family of her future husband Amand, so they probably met in the Halifax prison.  See Jehn.  Gertrude & Amand's was the first Acadian wedding recorded in LA.  He was twice her age. 

Was her full name Marie-Gertrude or Gertrude-Marie?  See Arsenault, 2433.  

Her birth on Île St.-Jean, an usual place for someone in the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party, is found in her marriage record & in the marriage records of 2 of her sisters in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:98-99.  The marriage record of sister Marguerite (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #51) states that Charles[sic] BOURQUE & Anne BOUDROT were "of Isle St. Jean, Acadia."  See also De La Roque; Book Four.  Her estimated birth year is a compromise of the ages found in the Attakapas censuses of 1771 & 1777. 

32.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Gertrude BOURG, & lists her with her husband & 2 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 19, reveals the fate of her family on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for brother Marin's profile, below; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 140-41, Family No. 170; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls her Gertrude BOURG, sa [Marin PORTREAU's] femme, age 38, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Gertrude BOURG, his [Marin GAUTROT's] wife, age 38, on the complete listing, says she was in the 23rd Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 2 children, & details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents but does not give the location of their wedding.  De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:38. 

33.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Guillaume-Jean BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2433, the LA section, calls him Guillaume BOURG, does not give his birth year, says he was "d'Acadie," names his wife but does not give her parents' names or details their marriages, & says they lived at St. Martinville; BRDR, 2:122, 144 (SJA-2, 69), his marriage record, calls him Guillaume BOURC, calls his wife Clarice BRAU, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Diocese of St.-Malo in France & res. in Lafourche," that both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre BOURE', Honoré BREAU, & Alexis BREAU; BRDR, 3:133 (ASM-3, 134), his burial record, calls him Guillaume [BOURG], age 30 yrs., gives his parents' names but mentions no wife.    

His estimated birth year is based on the ages found on the passenger roll of La Ville d'Archangel & in the Lafourche valley censuses, not his burial record. 

34.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Isabelle BOURG.

What happened to her in LA?

35.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Isabelle BOURG; BRDR, 6:96 (ASM-10, 62), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Isabelle BOURG, "age 77 yrs.," but gives no parents' names or mentions a husband.

Did she ever marry? 

36.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Jean BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2432, the LA section, says he was born in 1760; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:97, 663 (Opel. Ch.: Folio OA, p.52), his marriage record, calls him Jean BOURC "of Philadelphia, Province de la Nouvelle Angleterre (Province of New England)," calls his wife Marguerite RICHARD, "native of Opelousas," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was "an inhabitant," & that all parents were "natives of Acadia," but gives no witnesses to the marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:121 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.138), burial record, calls him Jean BOURQUE, "native of Acadie, His parent's[sic] were from Acadie," says "He lived in this parish from his youth[,]was married to Marguerite RICHARD," that "He died at his home at La prairie Basse du Grand Coteau in this parish following a long illness," that he was "age about 55 years" when he died; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:116 (LSAR: Opel.: 1821), his estate record, calls him Jean BOURG m. Marguerite RICHARD, but does not give his parents' names or mention any children.  

Philadelphia is an unusual birthplace for an Acadian immigrant who reached LA in 1765.  His mother's remarriage at New Orleans in Jul 1765, probably soon after her husband's death from the rigors of the voyage (or she may have been a widow when she reached the colony), shows that the family came to LA from Halifax in 1765, not from MD in 1766.  The family may have left Philadelphia in 1763 or 1764 and returned to NS (Jean's father was from Grand-Pré, his mother from Pigiguit), where, despite the war being over, British authorities corralled them with other Acadian exiles in the province, & from there they moved on to LA via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.

37.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Jean BOURG; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:104 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.60), his burial record, calls him Jean BOURG, does not give his parents' names or mention a wife, & says he was 74 years old when he died.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 32, 65, 103, 122, 164.  

Who were his parents?  Where was he born?  His estimated birth year, despite the many records in which he is found, is just a guess. 

Two of his sons' baptismal records call him Cecilio Juan.  See BRDR, 2:123, 124 (ASC-5, 45; ASC-5, 71).  Was this Spanish for Cécile-Jean?  If so, it was a most unusual name for a male.  

His estimated birth year is based not on the age in the passenger list of L'Amitié but on a compromise of the ages given in the censuses in which he is found & in his burial record.  Why does the Lafourche census of 1798 list Jean as "her son"?  See Robichaux, 122.

38.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Jean BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 33, lists only him & his wife Marie, age 25, who also survived the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:163. 

39.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Jean BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 31; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 144-46, Family No. 172; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 22, Family No. 45; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31, Family No. 57, says he was born in c1743 & was a laborer.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:163. 

40.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Jean BOURG.

What happened to him in LA?

41.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Jean-Baptiste [BOURG], & lists him with his parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Jean-Baptiste, son [Joseph BOURG's] fils, age 17, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean-Baptiste BOURG, his [Joseph BOURG's] son, age 17, on the complete listing, says he was in the 58th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins, & that he was born in 1767 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:123, 367 (ASC-2, 16), his marriage record, calls him Juan BOURG, calls his wife Maria HÉBERT, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of San Malo, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre BOURQUE, Simon DUGAS, & Joseph HÉBERT; BRDR, 3:135 (ASM-3, 82), his death/burial record, calls him Juan Bautista BOURG, "age 46 yrs. of St.-Malo, married to Maria HÉBERT," & gives his parents' names.  

42.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean-Baptiste [BOURG], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him Jean-Baptiste, son [CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] fils, age 16, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean-Baptiste BOURG, her [Jeane CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] son, age 16, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 24th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:94, 123 (ASC-2, 54), his marriage record, calls him Juan Bautista BOURQUE, calls his wife Françoise BLANCHARD, gives his & her parents' names, says nothing of her first husband, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro GOUTRO & Carlos BOURQUE; BRDR, 5(rev.):94 (ASM-3, 218), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste BOURG, age ca. 62 yrs., gives the precise time of his death, says the witnesses to his death were Helie BLANCHARD [probably his wife] & Pierre HÉBERT, but does not give his parents' names.  

His birthplace is from the baptismal records of 2 of his children in NOAR, 6:35 (SLC, B14, 60), 7:37 (SLC, B14, 146).

43.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Jean-Baptiste-Simonlouis[sic] BOURG.

What happened to him in LA?

44.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Charles BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2433, the LA section, calls him Jean-Charles BOURG, does not give his birth year, gives his parents' names, says he married Marie-Louis TRAHAN in c1798, does not give her parents' names, lists their children as Marguerite, born in 1802, & Marie-Isabelle in 1803, but gives no birth places, & says they lived in St.-Martinville; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 130-31, Family No. 161, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Charles BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean BOURG, his brother, & Marie-Madeleine AUCOIN, & says the family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:97, 772 (SM Ch.: v.4, #163), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Charles BOURQUE "of Diocese of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Marie-Louise TRAHAN "of Belle-Isle-en-Mer, France," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean TRAHAN, bride's father, Lucien BOURCK, hermanos major (older brother) of the groom, Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, & William HARGRAVE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:115 (Laf. Ch.: v.1, p. 16), his death/burial record, calls him Charles BOURK, "inhabitant of the lower Baillou Vermillon, married to Marie Louise TRAHAN, died at age 50 of dropsy and was unable to receive the sacraments due to the circumstances of the illness," says he was "buried ... in the parish cemetery," but does not gives his parents' names. 

He & younger brother Joseph-Florent married sisters on the same day at the same place.  Oldest brother Lucien also married a TRAHAN.  

45.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls him Jean-Pierre BOURG, & lists him with his sister Françoise & cousin Isabelle; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 43, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 his father, no age given, died at sea, his brother Ambroise, age 19, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo on 11 Mar 1759, sister Marguerite-Josèphe, age 12, died in a St.-Malo hospital on 5 Feb 1759, cousin Madeleine BOURG, daughter of Jean-Pierre BOURG, died at sea, & his maternal grandfather, Francois GAUTROT, age 80, died in a St.-Malo hospital on 3 Feb 1759, that his mother, age 46, sister Francoise-Josèphe, age 22, cousin Victor BOURG, age 12, son of Jean-Pierre, & Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, age 6, son of Jean HÉBERT, all survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 156-57, Family No. 183, calls him Jean-Pierre BOURG, says he was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, details his priestly studies with Abbé LA LOUTRE, & says his family resided at Pleslin from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls him Jean-Pierre BOURG, contremaître, age 42, on the embarkation list, Jean-Pierre BOURG, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Pierre BOURG, foreman, age 42, on the complete listing, says he was in the 39th Family aboard La Bergère with his sister Françoise & cousin Isabelle, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:127, 624 (SJA-2, 6), his marriage record, calls him Pedro BOURG, calls his wife Margarita RICHARD, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Juan RICHARD & Maria LEBLANC "of this Parish."

Evidently his studying for the priesthood in France under the notorious Abbé LA LOUTRE is why he waited so long to marry.  His wife also was 46 when they married.  Why did she wait so long?  One of her sisters also married "late," & the other sister never married.  Likewise, Jean-Pierre's sister Françoise-Josèphe never married.  These were not your typical Acadians. 

46.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Jean-Pierre BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 153-54, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Pierre BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Joseph-Barthélemy BOURG & Marie-Rose DAIGLE, & that his family resided at Plouër from 1764-72; BRDR, 2:38, 122 (PCP-19, 33), his marriage record, calls him Joseph BOURG "of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Marie AUCOIN "of St.-Malo, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Gabriel AUCOIN, Maturin-Pierre BOURG, & François DUGUE.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 55, 84, 117.

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

47.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Jeanne [BOURG], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 157, Family No. 184, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Jeanne-Madeleine-Francoise BOURG, & says her godparents were Paul LANDRY & Tergide [Tarsile] NAQUIN; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 32-33, Family No. 60, calls her Jeanne [BOURG], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Jeanne, sa [Pierre BOURG's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, & Jeanne BOURG, his [Pierre BOURG's] daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, says she was in the 25th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 2 siblings, & that she was born in 1765 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 5(rev.):94 (ASM-10, 60), her burial record, calls her Jeanne BOURG, age 73 yrs., unmarried, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 493.

One wonders why she never married, which is most unusual for an Acadian woman, especially one who did not become a nun.  Her widowed mother never remarried and died in Assumption Parish in September 1822, in her early 80s.  Perhaps Jeanne devoted her life to the care of her mother--not unusual for an Acadian.  

48.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Jeanne BOURG; BRDR, 2:123-24, 376 (ASM-2, 35), her marriage record, calls her Juana BOURQUE, calls her husband Bartholomé HENNRY, says "both bride & groom were baptised[sic] at Pledien Parish, Diocese of Dol in Britany, France," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef AUCOIN & Jean RICHARD; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:71 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #175), her death/burial record, calls her Jeanne BOURG m. Barthélémi HENRY, says she died "at age 67 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:71 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #121), her succession inventory record, calls her Jeanne or Gendre BOURG, gives her death date, calls her husband Barthélemy HENRI, & lists 2 of her married daughters & their husbands.

49.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Joseph BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2431, the LA section, says he was born in 1756 but gives no birthplace.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:147; De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:90 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.82), his burial record, calls him Joseph [BOURG], but gives no parents' names nor mentions a wife. 

Arsenault also says he married Suzanne THIBODEAUX in c1780.  According to Opelousas census data in De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9, & De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 126, she was born in c1767, which would have made her 13 at the time of their wedding!  So the date is discarded here.

His birth on Île St.-Jean, an usual place for someone in the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party, is from the marriage records of 2 of his sisters in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:98-99.  The marriage record of sister Marguerite (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #51) states that her parents, Charles BOURQUE & Anne BOUDROT, were "of Isle St. Jean, Acadia."  See also De La Roque; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>

50.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Joseph BOURG 2; BRDR, 1a(rev.):37, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his father was a notary, & that his godparents were Joseph LEBLANC, who signed, & Marguerite HÉBERT, & that his father signed "BOURG"; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2431, calls him Joseph, son of Alexandre BOURG & Marguerite MELANSON of Grand-Pré, Acadie, says he was born in 1722, that he married Marie LANDRY in c1744 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names, that he was deported to Philadelphia with his family but gives no date, & lists his children as Joseph, born in 1745, Marie-Josèphe in 1747, & Pierre in 1748, but gives no place of birth.  

The Acadian immigrants who reached LA in 1765 came from Halifax via St.-Domingue, not from the Atlantic coast colonies like PA, at least not directly from those colonies.  (Forget about Acadians who came to LA from the Atlantic coast colonies via the Appalachian Mountains & the upper Mississippi; that is the stuff of legend.)  An Acadian family sent to PA could have moved to St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in the early 1760s & then hooked up with the Halifax Acadians on their way to LA in early 1765.  Or they could have returned to Nova Scotia in 1763, ended up in the prison compound at Halifax with other Acadian refugees, & come to LA with them in 1765.  Acadians sent to PA also could have moved down to MD in the early 1760s, but they would have come to LA from MD not in 1765 but in 1766, 1767, & 1768. 

Joseph's wife remarried at New Orleans in Jul 1765--one of the first Acadian marriages in Louisiana--so the question must be asked:  Did he even survive the voyage from Halifax or St.-Domingue to LA?  Perhaps he died of the rigors of the voyage soon after they arrived.  I will keep him on this list until I know for certain when & where he died.  By putting him on their list, are the editors of Wall of Names saying that he made it to LA but died soon after he reached the city?  If so, his wife wasted no time in remarrying. 

51.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Joseph BOURG, & lists him with 3 cousins whose surnames are not given; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, possibly his marriage record, calls him Joseph BOURG, calls his wife Marie DUGAS, says they were among Acadians "married in New Orleans" or "Acadians married in the city," & gives no date of marriage nor witnesses to the marriage. 

Were the cousins who came with him to LA BOURGs, too?  I will assume nothing until I have more information.

52.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Joseph BOURG 3, & lists him singly; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, probably the record of his second marriage, calls him Joseph BOURG, calls his wife Marie LE BLANC, says nothing of first spouses, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 3:134 (SJA-4, 35a), probably his burial record, calls him Joseph BOURG, "age about 85 yrs., nat. Acadia," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 177; De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:85; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 19; De Ville, Acadian Coast, 1779, 25; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 115.  

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2432, the LA section, calls him Joseph, son of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY, says he was born in 1745 but gives no birthplace, details his second marriage, gives his wife's first husband's surname but not her parents' names, says he occupied lot number 123 on the east side of the river at St.-Jacques in 1769, that Marguerite RICHARD, born in 1759, daughter of his wife's first marriage, was living with them at the time, & that his child was Amédée, born in 1771, but gives no birthplace.  Arsenault obviously thinks that the Joseph BOURG who married Marie LEBLANC at Cabanocé was the Joseph, fils, son Joseph BOURG, père & Marie LANDRY, born at Grand-Pré in Dec 1745.  See BRDR, 1a(rev.):37 (SGA-3, 36a), for the baptismal record.  Yet Arsenault insists that Joseph, fils, son of Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY of Grand-Pré, was occupying lot number 123 at Cabanocé in 1769.  If so, how could the Joseph BOURG of lot number 123 have been the one born in 1745 if he was age 34 in 1769, which the Cabanocé census clearly shows?  If you give the Joseph BOURG of lot number 123 an estimated birth year based on the age given in the 1769 census, it is c1735, not 1745.  So, following the census and ignoring Arsenault's guess, the Joseph BOURG at Cabanocé in 1769 could not have been the Joseph BOURG, fils born at Grand-Pré in 1745.  Unfortunately, the marriage record of Joseph BOURG & Marie LEBLANC does not include the parents' names, so we can only guess here, à la Arsenault.  There was a Joseph BOURG born at Grand-Pré in Dec 1736 who was son of Alexandre BOURG & Ursule HÉBERT, habitans de Cobedie [Cobeguit].  See BRDR, 1(rev.):37 (SGA-2, 162).  Could this be our man?  We are talking about a needle in a haystack here; Joseph, remember, was the most common given name for Acadian males.  There were, in fact, five Joseph BOURGs at Cabanocé in 1765!  

I contend that the Joseph BOURG at Cabanocé in 1769 married to Marie LEBLANC was the same one who remarried to Marguerite DUREL, widow of Joseph PRÉJEAN, at St.-Jacques in Jun 1772 & was the one who was counted with her in the St.-Jacques census of 1777.  Arsenault, 2431, says the Joseph BOURG who married Marguerite DUREL was born in 1736, which conforms to the age of the Joseph BOURG at Cabanocé in 1769, & was the son of Joseph BOURG & Françoise DUGAS of Cobeguit; Marchand, Old Settlers of Ascension, 17, gives the marriage date & place for Joseph BOURG & Marguerite DUREL; & De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 19, details the census.  Note that the age given for Joseph BOURG, husband of Marguerite DUREL, in 1777--43--provides an estimated birth year of c1735, the same as the Joseph BOURG married to Marie LEBLANC at Cabanocé in 1769.    

I also contend that the Joseph BOURG who married Marie LEBLANC & Marguerite DUREL married three times.  If the Joseph BOURG who was married to Marguerite DUREL in 1777 was the same Joseph BOURG who married Marie LEBLANC in Mar 1767, & I think he was, then judging by the ages of two of Joseph's children in the St.-Jacques census of 1777 (Rose, age 15, & Joseph, age 14), Marie LEBLANC would have been his second wife & Marguerite DUREL his third.  See Bourgeois, 191; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 19.  This is supported by 3 marriage records for Rose & Joseph--the first one for Marie-Rose, daughter of Joseph BOURG & Anne LECHER[sic] of Acadia, dated 2 Dec 1788, in BRDR, 2:126 (SJA-2, 6), the second one for Joseph, son of Joseph BOURG & Marguerite LECHER[sic] of Acadia, dated 8 Nov 1791, in BRDR, 2:94, 122 (SJA-2, 13), & the third one for Rose BOURG, widow of Jean VESIERS, daughter of Joseph & Anne LEGER, dated 19 Dec 1808, in BRDR, 3:139 (ASC-2, 180), which demonstrate clearly that the Joseph BOURG who was their father was married to a LEGER (LECHER is obviously a corruption of LÉGER).  So Joseph had at least 2 children by his first wife, & at least 2 more children by his second wife.  Note that there are no baptismal records for children produced by Joseph BOURG & Marie LEBLANC after the birth of their twin son & daughter Amédée & Bibianne in May 1771.  See BRDR, 2:120 (SJA-1, 11a) & 2:119-29.  Marie LEBLANC probably died in 1771, perhaps from giving birth to the twins, & Joseph promptly remarried to the Widow PRÉJEAN, who gave him even more children.  (Where was son Amédée, called Madé, by his second wife, in Jan 1777?  He would have been 6 years old that year, the same age as sister Bibianne.) 

Why are Rose, born in c1762 according to the 1777 census, & Joseph, born in c1763 according to the same census, not listed with one of the Joseph BOURGs in Wall of Names, 12?  The Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names may be short 2 more BOURGs.  

I cannot place him in the Cabanocé census of 1766, generally the basis for 1765 arrivals.  However, the following factors place him among the 1765 arrivals:  First, his marriage to Marie LEBLANC at Cabanocé in May 1767 reveals that he came to LA either in 1765 or 1766, not later.  And second, his being on Île St.-Jean in 1752 places him with other BOURGs who came to LA from Halifax in 1765, not from MD in 1766.  Of course it is possible that he came on his own in 1766 or even in early 1767, but that was rare among Acadian arrivals, who tended to emigrate in extended family groups.  

His younger sister Marie-Françoise came to LA from France in 1785.  One wonders how they became separated in greater Acadia during the 1750s. 

53.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Joseph BOURG 4, & lists him singly; BRDR, 1a(rev.):37 (SGA-3, 36a), perhaps his baptismal record, calls him Joseph BOURG, says his parents were Joseph BOURG & Marie LANDRY, & that his godparents were Joseph LEBLANC, who signed, & Judique BOURG; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, possibly his marriage record, calls him Joseph BOURG, calls his wife Marie DUGAS, says they were among Acadians "married in New Orleans" or "Acadians married in the city," but gives no date of marriage or witnesses to the marriage.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 161; Voorhies, J., 115.  

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2431-32, the LA section, insists that Joseph, fils, son of Joseph BOURG, père & Marie LANDRY, was the one who married Marie LEBLANC, widow RICHARD, in 1767 & occupied lot number 123 on the east side of the river at Cabanocé in 1769, but I say otherwise.  See note 52, above.  

54.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Joseph BOURG, & lists him with his second wife, 4 children, &  2 nieces; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 55, shows that his first wife, age 24, died on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, & that they crossed with no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 146-48, Family No. 173; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31-32; Family No. 58; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Joseph BOURG, cieur de long, age 52, on the embarkation list, Joseph BOURG, on the debarkation list, & Joseph BOURG, pit sawyer, age 52, on the complete listing, says he was in the 58th Family aboard La Bergère with his second wife, 4 children, & 2 nieces, details his second marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, says son Jean-Baptiste was born in 1767 but gives no birthplace, that daughter Élizabeth was born in 1770 but gives no birthplace, details his son Jean[-Baptiste]'s marriage in LA, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA.

In France he wasted little time in starting an entirely new family, which he did with Marie-Madeleine GRANGER, who also had lost her first husband in the crossing to St.-Malo.

55.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10R), calls him Joseph [BOURG], & lists him with his parents & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 129, Family No. 159, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Marin BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Joseph BRAUD (probably his maternal uncle) & Brigitte PINET, & that his family resided at St.-Suliac from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 20, Family No. 41, calls him Joseph [BOURG], & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 29-30, Family No. 53, calls him Joseph [BOURG], & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou as well as its voyage to LA in 1785 aboard L'Amitié; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Joseph, son [Atanase BOURQUE's] fils, age 13, on the embarkation list, & Joseph BOURG, his [Athanase BOURG's] son, age 13, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 50th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:122, 535 (SJA-2, 20 & 21), his marriage record, calls him Josef BOURG, calls his wife Genobeba MELANSON, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef BRO, Adelayda LEBLAN, & Pablo MELANSON; BRDR, 3:134 (ASM-3, 86), his death/burial record, calls him Josef BOURG, "age 43 yrs. of St.-Malo, married to Genoveve MELANSON," & gives his parents' names.  

His family did not sail to New Orleans aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, but took L'Amitié, the fifth ship, instead.  For why this happened, see the note to his father's profile, above.  

His wife was born in LA, not in France.  Her father had come to LA in 1766 as a young bachelor & settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married her mother in 1768.  

56.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Joseph BOURG; BRDR, 2:169, 474 (SJO-3, 32), his marriage record, calls him Jose BURKE, calls his wife Maria LE BLANC, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Mr. BERNARD & Vandelino PIROTH. 

57.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Joseph BOURG.

58.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Joseph-Faustin BOURG; BRDR, 2:122, 171-72 (ASM-2, 58), his marriage record, calls him Josef BOURQUE "of Plertuis in France," calls his wife Félicitas CANADE "of New Orleans," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Maturin HÉBERT & Ambrosio HÉBERT. 

59.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Joseph-Florent BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2433, the LA section, calls him Joseph-Laurent, says he was born in 1780 but gives no birth place, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, but lists no children;  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2433-34, evidently a redundant listing, calls him Joseph BOURG, says he was born in c1775 at Nantes, France, says his parents were refugees, that he married Félicité TRAHAN in c1798, says her parents were refugees from Belle-Île-en-Mer, lists their children as Jean-Florentin, born in 1799, Marguerite in 1800, Lucille-Félicité in 1802, & Michel in 1810, but gives no birth places, & says they lived at St. Martinville; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 30, Family No. 55, his baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Florent BOURG, says he was baptized at St.-Martin of Chantenay on 9 Oct 1777 but gives no age at the time of his baptism, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:97-98, 764-65 (SM Ch.: v.4, #164)), his marriage record, calls him Joseph-Laurent BOURQUE "of Chantenay, of Diocese of Nantes, France," calls his wife Félicité TRAHAN "of Belle-Isle-en-Mer, France," gives his & her parents' names, says all of the parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean TRAHAN, bride's father, Lucien BOURUQE, hermanos major (oldest[sic] brother) of the groom, Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, & William HARGRAVE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:79 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.144), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph Florentin BOURG m. Félicité TRAHAN, says he was 72 years old when he died but does not give his parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:79 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #412), his succession record, calls him Joseph BOURG m. Félicité TRAHAN, but does not give his parents' names nor list any children.  

Strangely, Charles BOURG & Madeleine BLANCHARD had two sons named Joseph-Florent, the first one baptized on 27 Jan 1776 at Notre-Dame, Châtellerault, France, & buried at the same place on 4 Feb 1776, & this one who made it to LA with his widowed mother & older brother.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 20-21, Family No. 42.  

He & older brother Jean-Charles married sisters on the same day at the same place. Oldest brother Lucien also married a TRAHAN.  

60.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Julie-Thérèse BOURG; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 49, her birth/baptismal record, at Trés-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, calls her Thérèse-Julie BOURG, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were François MOULESON & Thérèse QUONIAM. 

What happened to her in LA?

61.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him L'Ange BOURG; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>; Hébert, D. Southwest LA Records, 1-A:98 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.6), his death/burial record, calls him Lange BOURG, inhabitant of this Post [Opelousas], but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D. Southwest LA Records, 1-A:98 (LSAR: Opel.: 1788), his succession record, calls him Lange BOURG, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife & children.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:147; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 26; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760." 

His birth on Île St.-Jean, an usual place for someone in the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party, is from De La Roque & the marriage records of 2 of his sisters in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:98-99.  The marriage record of sister Marguerite (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #51) flat out states that Charles BOURQUE & Anne BOUDROT were "of Isle St. Jean, Acadia."  His estimated birth year is from De La Roque & the ages given in the Attakapas censuses of 1771 & 1777. 

He is not in Arsenault, Généalogie, which is a source I am sometimes forced to use for marriage information, so his marriage to Anne-Marie THIBODEAUX is based on the following deductions:  The unnamed 11-year-old daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX in the Opelousas census of 1771 would have had a birth year of c1760/61.  L'ange BOURG's wife in the Opelousas census of 1777 is called Marie THIBODAUT, & she is 17, which makes her birth year c1760/61.  And, most telling of all--L'ange BOURG is listed in the Opelousas census of 1777 as the family just above, or next door, to Pierre THIBODEAUX, whose 17-year-old daughter (11 + 6) is not listed with him & his wife Françoise ... because she was living with her husband next door.  See De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 26.  But there's more.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A: 745 (LSU-E: Opel: 1789), records the marriage of Anne-Marie THIBODEAUX, veuve de Lange BOURG & daughter of, you guessed it, Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SAUNIER, to her second husband, Basile CHIASSON.  Arsenault, p. 2597, says that Anne-Marie was born in c1769, which would have made her 8 years old when she was listed in 1777 as the wife of L'Ange BOURG, but, as usual, Arsenault does not document his assertion, so who knows where he got his information.  Certainly not from the Opelousas censuses. 

L'ange's brother Joseph's wife Susanne was the sister of Anne-Marie THIBODEAUX.  

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

62.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Louise BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2432, the LA section, says she was born in 1762; BRDR, 2:124 (PCP-2, part 2, 137), the record of her first marriage, calls her Louise BOURQUE, calls her husband Pierre SAVOIE, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St.-Louis Parish, Acadia," that his parents were "natives of St.-Ann Parish, Acadia," & both deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Donat BELLO, Jean DUBRODES, & J. CHEVALIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:98, 477 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.25; LSU-E: Opel.: 1789), the records of her second marriage, calls her Louise BOURG, "widow of Pierre SAVOIS" & "Native de l'Isle St. Jean en Acadie, veuve de Pierre SAVOYE," calls her husband Joseph LANDRY "de Attakapas, natif de l'Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Titan BOUDROT, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BOURQUE, Thomas BRIN, & Charles COMO; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:116 (Opel.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#367), her succession record, calls her Louis BOURG wid. of Joseph LANDRY, but does not give her parents' names or list any children.  See also De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9.

Although her first marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée, it probably occurred in the Opelousas District, officiated by a Pointe Coupée priest who served as missionary to the prairie districts in the 1770s.  St.-Louis Parish in Acadia was either the one at Pointe-Beauséjour, Chignecto, or, more likely for this BOURG family, the one at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean.  Ste.-Anne Parish in Acadia could have been the one on upper Rivière St.-Jean or, more likely for the SAVOIEs, the one at Tintamarre, Chignecto. 

Her second husband's succession record, dated Feb 1809, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:91 (Opel.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: #10), calls her Lise BOURG wid. of Pierre SAVOY.  

63.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Laure BOURG veuve HÉBERT, & lists her with 4 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 19, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she lost her parents, father Jean BOURG, de l'Acadie, age 33, & Francoise BENOIST, age 37, as well as brother Théodre BOURG, age 5--her father died 15 Jun 1759, her mother died 29 Jun 1759, & her brother died 22 Jun 1759, probably in the hospital at St.-Malo--but that she & 5 of her siblings--brothers Marin, age 18, Joseph, age 9, & Jean-Baptiste, age 7, & sisters Gertrude, age 11, & Anne-Marie, age 9, Joseph's twin--survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 140-41, Family No. 170; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 1133, the record of her first marriage, calls her Luce BOURG, gives her parents' names, says both were from Acadia & deceased at the time of her marriage, gives her husband's parents' names, says that both of his parents were deceased at the time of the marriage, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean BRAU/BREAUX, Mathurin BOURG, Tranquille PITRE, & Yves BELIOT, all of whom signed; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 91, Family No. 169, calls her Luce BOURG, says she was born c1745, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, says her first husband was born c1746, gives his parents' names, says he was a shoemaker, that he died age 33 & was buried 28 Sep 1779 at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, gives the birth/baptismal record of daughter Marguerite HÉBERT, baptized 30 Jul 1776 at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Rose-Jeanne HÉBERT, baptized 19 Jun 1778, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, died age 3 & was buried 15 Dec 1781, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, details the family's participation in the Grand Ligne settlement in Poitou, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls her Laure BOURG, veuve HÉBERT, age 40, on the embarkation list, Laura BOURG, on the debarkation list, & Laure BOURG, widow HÉBERT, age 40, on the complete listing, says she was in the 13th Family aboard La Bergère with 4 children, details her first marriage, including the names of her & her first husband's parents, says that daughter Félicité [HÉBERT] was born in 1771, daughter Francoise [HÉBERT] was born in 1774, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her family after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:124, 528 (ASC-2, 12), the record of her second marriage, calls her La Luz BOURG, calls her husband Simon MASEROL, does not give her or her his parents' names nor the names of their previous spouses, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Félicité AUCOIN & Pierre AUCOIN; BRDR, 3:135 (ASM-3, 73), her death/burial record, calls her Lucia BOURG, "age 64 yrs. of Cobequit, Acadia, wid. of Simon MACEROLE," & calls her parents Juan [BOURG] & Margarita BENOIT.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:38; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 27, 159; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 511.   

64.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Luce-Perpetué BOURG veuve but gives no husband's name; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 20, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she lost her mother, Madeleine HÉBERT, femme BOURG, no age given, en rade, & brother Anselme BOURG, age 22, who died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 14 Feb 1759, but that her other brother, Alain BOURG, de l'Isle Saint-Jean, age 17, survived; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 905, the record of her first marriage, calls her Luce BOURG, calls her first husband Piere HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, that there were "two impediments [to the marriage], one of alliance and the other of consanguinity," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Ambroise GUILLOT, Antoine BOUDRO, Alexis BRO, & Alexandre GAUTRO, all living at Trigavou, none of whom could sign; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 472-74, Family No. 530; BRDR, 2:124, 315 (ASC-2, 9), the record of her second marriage, calls her La Luce BOURG, "an Acadian, widow of Pedro HÉBERT," calls her husband Félix BOUDREAU, "an Acadian & widower of Magdalena HEVERT," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Charle AUCOIN & Magdaleine HÉBERT; BRDR, 2:124, 315 (ASC-2, 27), the record of her third marriage, calls her Lucia BOURQUE, "widow of Pedro HÉBERT," calls her husband Carlos GAUTRO, "widower of Maria Magdelena MELANCON,"  gives her & his parents'' names, does not give her second husband's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Ambroise HÉBERT, Pierre LANDRY, & Pierre BOURG.

Evidently she & her daughter did not follow the majority of their fellow passengers to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but went straight to upper Bayou Lafourche from New Orleans. 

65.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Lucien BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2432, the LA section, calls him Louis-Lucien BOURG, says he was born in 1765, gives his parents' names, says he married Marie-Isabelle TRAHAN in c1785, does not give her parents' names, & lists their children as Jean-Firmin, born in 1786, Isabelle-Marie in 1787, Marguerite in 1789, François in 1792, Placide in 1797, & Marie in 1803, but gives no birthplaces; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 130-31, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Lucien BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean BOURG & Marguerite BOURG, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:56 (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.156), his death/burial record, calls him Lucien BOURG, says he died "at age 80 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:56 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #442), his succession record, calls him Lucien BOURG but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

The baptismal record of son Jean-Firmin, dated 25 Jun 1786, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:96 (SM Ch.: v.4, #289), says the boy was born in Apr 1786 and places the family at Attakapas soon after they reached LA, so they probably did not go upper Bayou Lafourche, where his widowed mother & younger brothers went in 1785.  His widowed mother & brothers joined him at Attakapas in 1798.  His mother died at his home on the upper Vermilion in Dec 1814.  

66.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Madeleine BOURG & lists her separately; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 48, her baptismal record (St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, p. 193), calls her Marie-Madeleine BOURG, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Michel BOURG & Marguerite BOURG; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2-A:122 (SM Ch.: v.4, #891), her burial record, calls her Magdeleine BOURG, "wid. of Silvain SAUNIER, inhabitant at Opelousas, native of Halifax," says she died "at the home of André MARTIN at La Butte," that she was 73 years old when she died, that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2-A:122 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#161), her succession record, calls her Madeleine BOURG, "wid. of Silvest SOINIER," but does not give her parents' names or list any children. See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:147; De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>.  

Though, like older sister Marguerite, she was baptized at St.-Pierre-du-Nord, the church for Havre-St.-Pierre, Île St.-Jean, she likely was born at nearby Tracadie, on the island's north coast, where she was counted with her family in Aug 1752.  See De La Roque. 

The records are clear--she was born on Île St.-Jean, not at Halifax.  Perhaps the St. Martinville priest who recorded her burial meant to say that she was held at Halifax in her youth, which would have been true enough.  None of the many baptismal records of her children give the grandparents' names.  The best clue to her identity in LA records is the Opelousas census of 1771, in which L'ange, Joseph, & Louise BOURG are found in her & her husband's household--L'ange et al. were children of Charles BOURG & Anne BOUDROT, so it is a safe assumption that they were her younger siblings. 

André MARTIN was her son-in-law, husband of her daughter Catherine SONNIER.  See Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1-A:719 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.56).

67.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Magdeleine [BOURG], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Magdeleine, sa [Théodore BOURG's] fille, age 17, on the embarkation list, & Magdelaine BOURG, his [Théodore BOURG's] daughter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 12th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:124, 675 (ASC-2, 2), her marriage record, calls her Magdalena BOURGE, calls her husband Joseph SIMONEAU, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Alexis DAIGLE & Théodore BOURGE [her father or brother]; BRDR, 4:79 (ASM-3, 151), her death/burial record, calls her Magdalene BOURG, age 55 yrs., wid. of Joseph SIMONAU, gives her parents' names, & calls her mother Marie BOGNERE (BONNIERE).  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 23, 30, 154.  

Why is she listed with her parents in the Ascension census of 1788 when she's also listed with her husband & a daughter?  Their marriage record does not give her parents' names, but her ages in the Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791, & the fact that Théodore BOURG witnessed her wedding, points to her being the one who married Joseph SIMONEAUX.  The birth/baptismal record of Narciso Eugenio SIMONEAUX, son of Josef SIMONEAUX & Magdalena BOURQUE at Assumption in BRDR, 2:675 (ASM-197), dated 26 Nov 1797, says the boy's maternal grandparents were Théodoro BOURQUE & Ana GRANGER, Acadians, so this is the Madeleine BOURG who married Joseph SIMONEAUX.  

68.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Magdelaine BOURG; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 48, her birth/baptismal record, at Trés-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, calls her Magdelan-Adélaïde BOURG, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Joseph MOULAISON & Magdalen D'ENTREMON; BRDR, 2:119, 697 (PCP-19, 19), her marriage record, calls her Adélaïde BOURG, calls her husband Pierre-Charles THIBODEAU, "res. Bayou des ecors," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre ALLAIN, Jacques VIGNES, Félix BERNARD, & François DUGUE.

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

69.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Magdelaine BOURG; BRDR, 2:8, 124 (ASM-2, 48), her marriage record, calls her Magdalena BOURQUE, calls her husband Nicolas ALBERT "of Châteauneuf in Poitou, France," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia," that his father was "of the Island of Oléron" & his mother was "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Honoré BRAUX & Ambroise HÉBERT.  

Her husband & his parents came to LA from France in 1785 aboard the last of the 7 Ships, La Caroline, & settled on the Acadian Coast.  Nicolas-Gabriel ALBERT, fils was 12 when he came to the colony.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 108-09.  His parents married at Rochefort, France, in Jan 1761, not long after his mother, born at Cobeguit, Nova Scotia, in c1736, reached the mother country from Louisbourg, Île Royale, in 1759.  She was a widow when she married Nicolas-Gabriel, père, who was born in c1726, lived at Louisbourg for a time, & was a resident of Rochefort for 10 years & a widower when he married her.  Nicolas-Albert, fils was baptized at St.-Jean L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, in Jun 1774.  He was the only 1 of his parents' many children who came with them to LA.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 27; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 1-2, Family No. 1.  His marriage to Madeleine BOURG began a new line of the ALBERT family in LA.  Other lines of ALBERTs, probably no kin to Nicolas-Gabriel, lived at New Orleans, on the German Coast, & in Pointe-Coupée.  See BRDR, vol. 2; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4.  

70.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Marguerite BOURG; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 48, her baptismal record (St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, p. 98), calls her Marguerite BOURG, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Aime BOUDEROT, & says her godparents were Joseph BOUDEROT & Anne BOUDEROT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:99, 377 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #51), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marguerite BOURCQ, "native of St. Jean in Acadie, wid. of Pierre PITRE with no children," calls her husband Charles GUILLEBAU "of Port Roiale in Acadie, wdr. of Anne TRAHAN," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Isle St. Jean, Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Silvain SAUNIER, Joseph HÉBERT, Lange BOURQ [her brother], & François GUILLEBEAU [his brother]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:116 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1374), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BOURG, "native of Acadie, wid. from her last marriage to Charlitte GUILBAUD," says she died at age  "about 80 yrs." "at the home of Alexandre BARRA at la pointe," that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:117 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#375), her succession record, calls her Marguerite BOURG m. Charles GUILBEAUX, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 20; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:147; <islandregister.com/1752.html.>; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."

Though she was baptized at St.-Pierre-du-Nord, the church for Havre-St.-Pierre, Île St.-Jean, she likely was born at nearby Tracadie, on the island's north coast, where she was counted with her family in Aug 1752.  See De La Roque. 

Which Pierre PITRE was her first husband?  When & where did they marry? 

71.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Marguerite BOURG.  I have found no other information on her ... yet.  

72.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Marguerite BOURG.  

She was a granddaughter of Alexandre dit Bellehumeur BOURG, the notary of Minas.  See Books Two & Three. 

73.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Marguerite veuve AUCOING, & lists her with her widowed mother & a son; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 9, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to her mother's profile; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 4-5, Family No. 8, calls her Marguerite BOURG, says she was born in c1748 "at Cobequid, Parish of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul," gives her parents' names, says that she was a resident of the Parish of St.-Sébastien when she married her first husband, that he was born in c1756 "in the Parish of Saint-Joseph in Acadia," which was Rivière-aux-Canards, Minas, gives his parents' names, says that he was a resident of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, now part of Nantes, when they were married, but gives no date of death for him, & does not list her mother with her on the voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls her Marguerite, sa [Margueritte HÉBERT, veuve BOURG's] fille, veuve AU COING, age 34, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite BOURG, daughter [of Marguerite HÉBERT, widow BOURG], widow AUCOIN, age 34, on the complete listing, says she was in the 11th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed mother & a son, & says she was born in 1750; BRDR, 2:125, 305 (ASC-2, 12), the record of her second marriage, calls her Margarita BOURG, "an Acadian," calls her husband Ambroise GARRIDO, "an Acadian," does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Félicité AUCOIN & Pierre AUCOIN.

Since Ambroise's parents names are not in his marriage record or anywhere else in South LA church records, it is difficult to search deeper into genealogical records to see if the name GARIDEL is Acadian.  If it was an Acadian family, it does not appear in either Arsenault, Généalogie, or White, DGFA-1.  The marriage record spells the family name GARRIDO, which makes sense because the priest at Ascension in 1788 probably would have been a Spaniard, but the standard spelling in this study is GARIDEL.  The family's name also is spelled GARIDELLE, GARIDET, GARRIDEL.  

74.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Margueritte BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 92, calls her Marguerite, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she lost her husband & 4 of her 6 children, detailed in the footnote for her son Charles-Olivier GUILLOT's profile.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:163-64; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 32, 65, 103, 121, 164. 

The ages given for her in the census of 1752, on the passenger lists of one of the Five Ships of 1758-59 & the L'Amitié, & in the 5 LA censuses in which she is found vary so widely that I will use the earliest census to determine her estimated birth year.  

Why was she listed as a widow at Ascension in 1797 when she was listed with her husband at Lafourche in 1798?  Jean METRA, called "a German" on the passenger list of L'Amitié, was probably one of the foreigners who was given permission by the Spanish to accompany the Acadians to LA as long as they declared themselves & their families to be subjects of Spain.  Since he had long been married to an Acadian, he would have qualified for the passage anyway.  See Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 105.  

75.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marguerite BOURG.

What happened to her in LA?

76.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marguerite-Joseph BOURG; BRDR, 2:169, 267 (SJO-3, 6), her marriage record, calls her Margarita BURKE, calls her husband Carlos DUPUIS "of Bayou des ecors," gives her & his parents' names, says the wedding took place on 5 Jul 1793 (sic), "possibly 1794 intended," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Marain BURKE [her father or brother] & Ambrasio DUPUIS [his father].

77.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marguerite BOURG; BRDR, 2:38, 125 (ASM-2, 53), her marriage record, calls her Margarita Perina BOURQUE, calls her husband Miguel AUCOIN, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Santiago HENNRY & Nicolas ALBERT; BRDR, 3:136 (ASM-3, 109), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita BOURG, "age 45 yrs., married Miguel AUCOIN," & gives her parents' names.

78.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie BOURG; BRDR, 2:126, 198 (PCP-19, 42), her marriage record, calls her Marie BOURG, calls her husband Jean COMO, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Élie COMO, Simon COMO, & Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN. 

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores never had a church of its own, & priests from Pointe Coupée crossed the river to administer the sacraments to the residents along the bayou.  Or she may have moved from Bayou des Écores to Baton Rouge before 1792 & her marriage occurred there.  Baton Rouge did not have a church of its own until 1793. 

79.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31, Family No. 57, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie BOURG, gives her parents' but not her godparents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785. 

What happened to her in LA?  Is she the Marie BOURG, age 56 yrs., widow of Baptiste AUCOIN, who died in Assumption Parish in Jun 1834?  See BRDR, 5(rev.):96 (ASM-3, 245).

80.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie-Françoise BOURG.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86. 

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the voyage from France?

81.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marie-Francoise-Magdelaine-Josèphe BOURG; BRDR, 2:126, 285 (ASM-2, 29), her marriage record, calls her Maria Francisca BOURQUE, "of St.-Malo in France," calls her husband Juan Bautiste FELTEMAN, gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were "Acadians" & his were "of Germany, res. of Iberville," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Simon-Josef LANDRY & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR 4:28 (ASM-3, 206), her burial record, calls her Françoise Marine BOURG, "age 52 yrs., wife of Jean Baptiste FALTIMEN," but does not give her parents' names.  

82.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Marie [BOURG], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 21-22, Family No. 44, gives her parents' names & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls her Marie, sa [CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie BOURG, her [Jeane CHELLON, veuve BOURG's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 24th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed mother & 3 brothers; NOAR, 4:38, 221 (SLC, M5, 41), her marriage record, calls her Maria BOURQUE, "native of Miquelon in North America," calls her husband Antonio MOULART, "native of St. Rémy in France," gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Juan CHALLU, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josef MARTINEZ & Vicente LLORCA; BRDR, 5(rev.):97 (ASC-4, 261), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Geneviève BOURG, age 66 yrs., widow of omitted MOULARD, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 40, 172.  

Wall of Names, 32, & several of the Lafourche valley censuses spell her husband's family name MOLLARD.  The standard spelling in this study is MOULARD.  If he was from Provence, how did he hook up with an Acadian girl way up in Brittany?  Was he a sailor?  The passenger list for La Bergère does not give his occupation.  Was he a member of the ship's crew?

83.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Marie-Isabelle BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 137-39, Family No. 168, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Élisabeth BOURG [the second daughter with the name], gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Augustin-Xavier BOURG & Marie-Victoire BOURG; BRDR, 2:125, 371 (ASM-2, 27), her marriage record, calls her Maria BOURQUE "of Prouvala, Diocese of St.-Malo," calls her husband Maturino HÉBERT "of Plentuis, Diocese of St.-Malo, France," gives her but not his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were François HÉBERT, François AUCOIN, & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR, 9:82 (SPH-2, 248), her death/burial record, calls her Marie BOURG, "age 88 years, widow of Mathurin HÉBERT," but does not give her parents' names.   

She & her husband came to LA aboard the same ship & settled in the same communities, so they probably knew one another as children.  She was 8 & he was 13 in 1785.  He waited until he was 25 to marry her--a most patient young man.  It paid off--she gave him many children.  Did the Assumption priest who recorded their marriage mean to say that she was born or baptized at Ploubalay, near St.-Malo?  As her baptismal record reveals, she was baptized at Pleurtuit, also near St.-Malo, where her husband had been baptized. 

She was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

84.  Wall of Names, 20 (pl. 4R), calls her Marie-Josèphe BOURG veuve Joseph LANDRY 3; White, DGFA-1, 235, 747, 919, calls her Marie-Josèphe [BOURG], gives her parents' names, her birth/baptismal dates, her godparents' names (her godfather was local surgeon Jean MOUTON), details her marriages, gives her locations in MD & LA, & her burial date & place; BRDR, 2:126 (ASC-4, 11), her death/burial record, calls her Maria Josepha BOURG, "age 86 years, widow of ____ omit LANDRY."  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 146-48;  Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 175; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 426, 461; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 4, 14. 

As White, DGFA-1, 234, points out, her father served as notary at Minas.  Her first husband died in the 1740s, before the Deportation, her second husband probably in MD between Jul 1763 & 1766.  All of the unmarried children she took with her to LA came from her second husband.  A child by her first husband, Susanne GODIN, married stepbrother Vincent, LANDRY probably at Oxford, MD, on the Eastern Shore, on 13 Oct 1765; Jesuit Fr. Joseph Mosley, who ministered to Catholics on the Eastern Shore, officiated.  See Wood, pp. 147-48.  Susanne & Vincent also emigrated to LA in 1766 but went to upper Bayou Lafourche while Marie-Josèphe remained with her son Joseph dit Belhomme at Ascension. 

The Bourgeois version of the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques census of 1769, cited above, gives her lot number but does not call her a widow; the J. Voorhies version of that census, cited above, probably the more accurate English translation, does not give the lot number but calls her a widow.  As the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques & Ascension censuses & her burial record show, she did not remarry in LA, & she was "only" 81 years old when she died near what later became Donaldsonville. 

85.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie-Josèphe [BOURG], & lists her with her parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Marie-Josèphe, sa [Joseph BOURG's] fille, age 21, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Josèphe BOURG, his [Joseph BOURG's] daughter, age 21, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 58th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins; BRDR, 2:125, 168 (ASC-1, 164), her marriage record, calls her Maria BOURGE, calls her husband Jean BIGOST, gives her & his parents' names, but gives no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 3:136 (ASC-4, 120), her burial record, calls her Maria BOURG, wid. Jean VIGOL, but does not give her age when she died or her parents' names.

Her mother's first husband was Alain BUGEAUD, fils, her father-in-law's cousin.  

86.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marie-Josèph BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 123, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for her husband's profile.  

87.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marie-Luce BOURG; BRDR, 2:125, 449 (ASM-2, 13), her marriage record, calls her Maria BOURQUE, calls her husband Simon LANDRY, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Pedro LANDRY & Juan Bautista CAZEBON; BRDR, 3:136 (ASM-3, 95), her death/burial record, calls her Maria BOURG, "age 50 yrs. of St.-Malo, France, married to Simon LANDRY," & gives her parents' names.  

88.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Madeleine BOURG.  Her first name is from her son Pierre BOURGEOIS's marriage record in BRDR, 2:137 (SJA-2, 30 & 31).  The date & place of her marriage, including the names of her parents, are from Arsenault, Généalogie, 2435, the LA section.

89.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Madeleine BOURG; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2498-99, calls her Marie-Madeleine BOURG.  

Oddly enough, Arsenault is correct because she is called Marie-Madeleine in several church records found in BRDR, 2:298-99, 333.  She & her husband are described in these church records as from Canada or St.-Malo.  Arsenault says they were from Beaubassin.  For their marriage record, which provides their parents' names & calls the groom Joseph GRAVOT & the bride Marie BOURK, see Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 1117.  Arsenault, p. 983, calls her mother Anne.

90.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marie-Victoire BOURG; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 48, her birth/baptismal record, at Notre-Dame, Le Havre, calls her Marie-Victoire BOURG, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Jacques MOULAISON, grandpère, & Marie BERTRAND, femme de Jean ROCHEFORD; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 126-29, Family No. 157, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Victoire BOURG, gives her parents' names, does not give her godparents' names, says her family arrived at St.-Malo from Cherbourg on 20 Jan 1773, & resided at Plertuit from 1773-85; BRDR, 2:83, 126 (PCP-19, 7), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Victoire BOURG, calls her husband Félix BERNARD "of St.-Briane," gives her & his parents' names, calls his parents Louis [BERNARD] & Périne CORNENE, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Charles EMOND, Nicolas LAVERGNE, François-Xavier BOURG, & Jacques BANCHAR [BLANCHARD?]; BRDR, 4:50 (SJO-11, 21), her burial record, calls her Mrs. Félix BERNARD, age 65 yrs., but does not give her parents' names.  

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores never had a church of its own, & Baton Rouge did not have one until 1793, 6 years after their marriage. 

According to family historian Raymond Johnson, Félix BERNARD DU MONTIER was son of a French nobleman (note the DU in the family name) who forbid his son to marry Marie-Victoire, a lowly Acadian, so Félix emigrated to LA to be with her, & his father disowned him.  Mr. Johnson says that Félix was a member of La Ville d'Archangel's crew.  For more on Félix & his family, see Mr. Johnson's website at http://www.raymondjohnson.net/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I1595&tree=stewart, in which can be found this quote from a Spanish source:  "He left France on August 12th, 1785 as officer on the Ville d'Archangel, engaged by Spain to transport the acadian families in Louisianne. On 11 Oct 1785, the boat made stopover in Havana (Cuba). They took again to the sea on 18 Oct 1785 and arrived on 4 Nov 1785 at Balize, a station on the Mississippi. ... [Among] the passengers of the ship was Marie Victoire BOURQUE, who travelled with her parents, and who was going to become his wife. They settled then close to Baton-Rouge never to return in France. He is regarded as a veteran of the war of independence: at the time of the defeat of the English with Yorktown, he is sign on a combat ship. He was useful like first lieutenant in Spanish Mixed Royal Militia, Provincial Legion. In December 1804, he represented Iberville, being sharpened by the Claiborne government in the first territorial legislature of Louisianne."  Also:  "From the Baton Rouge Gazette, September 2, 1843:  'DIED -- On the 29th of August, at the residence of his son-in-law, Major James DEVALL in West Baton Rouge, Felix BERNARD, Esquire, a native of Nantz, France, aged 81. The deceased was a midshipman in the French Navy during the American Revolution, and as such assisted at the closing scenes of that great drama, the capture of Yorktown. He has left descendants numerous and respectable. By the kindness of Colonel WHISTLER and the officers of the 4th regiment stationed at this place, his remains were committed to mother earth with the honors due to one who has served at the time and in some of the same scenes with WASHINGTON and LAFAYETTE.'" 

91.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Marin BOURG; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 19, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo, 1758-59, he & his surviving siblings--brothers Joseph, age 9, & Jean-Baptiste, age 7, & sisters Luce, age 14, Gertrude, age 11, & Anne-Marie, Joseph's twin, age 9--lost both of their parents & a brother--Jean BOURG, de l'Acadie, age 43, who died at St.-Malo on 15 Jun 1759, Françoise BENOIST, age 37, who died on 29 Jun 1759, & Théodore, age 5, who died 22 Jun 1759--from the rigors of the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 140-41, 153-54, Family Nos. 170 & 180, call him Marin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 879, his marriage record, calls him Marain BOURQUES, calls his wife Marie-Ozitte D'AIGRE.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:38. 

Where & when did he die?

92.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Marin-Joseph BOURG; BRDR, 2:37, 169 (SJO-3, 7), his marriage record, calls him Marain BURKE, calls his wife Maria Juana OCOIN, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Éli COMMAU & Maria OCOIN. 

93.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of his birth.  NOAR, 4:39 (SLC, B9, 381), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Martin BOURQUE, gives his parents' names but not his mother's family name, & says his godparents were XIMINES, comptroller of the royal hospital in this city, & Rosalia ANDRY; NOAR, 4:38 (SLC, F2, 6), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him ____ BOURG, but does not give his parents' names or his age at the time of his death.

Judging by his name, he was one of the Acadian newborns named after LA Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO, who stood as honorary godfather to the Acadians' newborns.  See notation in Appendix.  Because he was "alive" inside his mother when she reached LA, I include him on this list of Acadian pioneers.  

He does not appear with his family in any of the LA censuses in which they are found, so he probably died young.  Such was the fate of many of the Acadian babies born either on the voyage over from France or in New Orleans soon after the family reached the colony.  However, his father remarried at Ascension in February 1786, so the BOURG who died in New Orleans in Mar 1786 may not be little Martin.  

94.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Maximilien BOURG; BRDR, 2:127, 619 (ASM-2, 86), his marriage record, calls him Maximiliano BOURQUE "of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Sara Carlota Jiancta Carolina RENTROP "of Wesohalia in Prussia, Germany," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Frederick RENTROP & Ambroise HÉBERT. 

Where is his baptismal record?  According to Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 137-39, Family No. 168, his family lived at Pleurtuit, near St.-Malo, from 1763-72.  They did not go to Poitou with other Acadians from the St.-Malo area in the early 1770s.  Maximilien's older sister Marie-Élisabeth was born at Crehen & baptized at Pleurtuit in Oct 1775, his younger sister Élisabeth-Félicité was born & baptized at Pleurtuit in Jul 1780, & his father remarried at Pleurtuit in Jan 1781, so his birth at that place is pretty self-evident. 

95.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Modeste BOURG; BRDR, 2:119 (PCP-5, 2), her death/burial record, calls her "girl," gives only her father's name, & says she was 5 years old & buried the same days as a 3-year-old brother, probably Ambroise, fils.  

96.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Modeste-Aimée BOURG; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 47, her birth/baptismal record, at Notre-Dame, Le Havre, calls her Aimée-Modeste BOURG, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Sylvain OCOIN & Félicité MOULAISSON, "aunt of the child and wife of Jean-Baptiste HENRY"; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 126-29, Family No. 157, calls her Amy-Modeste BOURG, details her birth & baptism, gives her parents' but not her godparents' names, &, calling her Modeste-Emée, says her family "arrived at St.-Malo from Cherbourg on January 20, 1773, that they "established their residence in the parish of Pleurtuit," &, calling her Modeste, details their voyage to LA in 1785; NOAR, 4:32, 43 (SLC, M5, 44), her marriage record, calls her Modesta BURQUE, "native of (*)," calls her husband Santiago BLANCHAR, "native of Brittany in the Kingdom of France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ.

97.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Pélagie BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 126-29, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Pélagie BOURG, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean HENRY & Modeste DOUVE, that her family resided at Pleuruit, & details their voyage to LA in 1785; BRDR, 2:169, 669 (SJO-3, 11), her marriage record, calls her Pélagie BOURKE, calls her husband Francisco SEGUIN, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Parish Pleurtuit in France" & his "of Paris," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef GRANGER & Santiago BLANCHARD; BRDR, 7:81 (SJO-11, 94), probably her death/burial date, calls her Marie Pélagie BOURG, "age 77 years," but gives no parents' names or mentions a husband. 

Only her burial record calls her Maris Pélagie.  All other records call her simply Pélagie.  She was "only" 73 years old when she died & was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

98.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Pierre BOURG, & lists him with brother Charles; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2432, the LA section, calls him Pierre BOURG, says he was born in 1748 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife parents' names, says his wife's parents were from Beaubassin, dates the wedding 25 Jan 1771, lists his children as Félicité, born in 1771, Marguerite in 1773, Nathalie in 1774, Marguerite in 1775, Rosalie in 1776, & Joseph in 1778 but gives no birth places, says he & his family were living at St.-Jacques on the river in 1777 & that Charles BOURG, born in 1762, was living with them; BRDR, 2:128, 203 (SJA-1, 15a), his marriage record, dated 27 Jan 1772, calls him Pierre BOURGE, calls his wife Anastasie CORMIER, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage, who made their marks, were Paul MARTIN, Jean SAVOIS, François SAVOIS, & Jean CORMIER.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 20.  

He would have to have been at least 15 years old to be in the militia in 1766, so his birth year is a compromise between Arsenault's date, the 1777 census, & the fact of his militia membership.  The boy in his household in 1766 was probably younger brother Charles.  

99.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Pierre BOURG, & lists him with his wife & no children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2434, the LA section, calls him Pierre BOURG, does not give his birth year nor his parents' names, says he married Marie BUJEAUX but does not gives a date or place nor her parents' names, gives only 1 child, Marie-Madeleine, born in 1787, & says they lived in Donaldsonville; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 146-48, Family No. 173; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31-32, Family No. 58; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 33, Family No. 61; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Pierre BOURG, commis, age 24, on the embarkation list, Pierre BOURG on the debarkation list, & Pierre BOURG, clerk, age 24, on the complete listing, says he was in the 59th Family aboard La Bergère with his first wife, details his first marriage but gives no parents' names nor place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his wife after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:127, 168 (ASC-1, 163), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pedro BOURQUE, calls his wife Marie BIGOU (BUJOL), gives his & her parents' names, & says the witness to his marriage was Pierre BOURQUE; BRDR, 2:127, 423 (ASC-2, 24), the record of his third marriage, calls him Pedro BOURQUE, calls his wife Félicitas LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names but not the name of his first wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Vincent LANDRY [the bride's father], Jean GUIOT, & Calliste LANDRY; BRDR, 3:138 (ASM-3, 73), his burial record, calls him Pedro BOURG, "age 50 yrs., married to Félicitas LANDRY," & gives his parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 55.  

He & his first wife were the family next to his parents on the La Bergère passenger list.  His son Martin, named no doubt after LA Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO, was born either at La Balize or New Orleans the day after he & his wife reached the colony & was baptized at New Orleans 12 days later.  Note how soon Pierre remarried--Feb 1786--after they reached the colony.  Did his first wife die from complications of childbirth soon after they reached New Orleans, or was she one of the victims of smallpox or another disease among the passengers of La Bergère?  

Where was he in the late 1780s & early 1790s?  At Valenzuéla?  If so, why does he not appear in the censuses there in 1788, 1789, & 1791 near his father & younger brothers?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 20-48, 151-81; Robichaux, LA Census & Militia Lists, 1770-89, 116-45.  His second & third marriages were at Ascension because Valenzuéla did not have a church of its own, called Assumption, until 1793. 

100.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre BOURG, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 11, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo, 1758-59, he crossed with sister Francoise BOURG, age 20, & her husband Joseph NAQUIN de l'Isle Saint Jean, age 28, & that they all survived the voyage; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 157-58, Family No. 184, calls him Pierre BOURG, says he was born c1730 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he disembarked at St.-Malo on 9 Mar 1759 from ship du Supply, that he resided with his family at St.-Suliac, 1759-72, & includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Suline, born 18 Sep 1763 & baptized 19 Sep 1763, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Alain BOURG & Élizabeth NAQUIN, died age 10 of smallpox & buried 18 May 1773, St.-Suliac, daughter Jeanne-Madeleine-Françoise, born & baptized 24 Jun 1765, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Paul LANDRY & Tergide NAQUIN, son Pierre-Olivier, born 15 Apr 1767 & baptized 16 Apr 1767, St.-Suliac, godson of Ambroise NAQUIN (paternal uncle) & Marie-Madeleine BOURG, daughter Marguerite-Victoire, born & baptized 24 Dec 1768, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN & Anne DOIRON, daughter Anne-Pérrine, born & baptized 17 Jan 1771, St.-Suliac, goddaughter of Jérôme GUÉRIN & Marie PITRE, died 26 Jan 1771, age 10 days, & buried 27 Jan 1771, St.-Suliac, & son Ambroise-David, born & baptized 4 Feb 1772, St.-Suliac, godson of Ambroise PITRE & Sulienne BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 32-33, Family No. 60, calls him Pierre BOURG, says he was born c1730 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parent's names, provides the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Ambroise-David, died age 4 & buried 8 May 1776, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daughter Marie-Madeleine, baptized 13 Apr 1779, St.-Similien, Nantes, died age 3 1/2 & buried 14 Jun 1782, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daugher Jean-Marie, baptized 2 Sep 1781, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, died age 28 mos. & buried 4 Jan 1784, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & daughter Marguerite, died age 16 & buried 2 Oct 1784, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls him Pierre BOURG, journalier, age 56, on the embarkation list, & Pierre BOURG, day laborer, age 56, on the complete listing, says he was in the 25th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage, & says daughter Jeanne was born in 1765 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493.

He married the sister of his sister Françoise's husband, Joseph NAQUIN.  

Did he survive the crossing to France in 1785?  The debarkation list of Le St.-Rémi, unfortunately, did not survive.  If I find evidence that he died at sea, I will remove him from this listing.  He may have made it across but fallen victim to the scurvy & smallpox that plagued the passengers of Le St.-Rémi soon after they reached the colony.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64.

101.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Pierre BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 137-39, Family No. 168, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Jean-François BOURG, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; BRDR, 2:96, 134 (ASM-2, 123), his marriage record, calls him Jean Pierre François BOURG, "nat. Pleurtuit, St.-Malo, Brittany, France," calls his wife Emerante BERTHELOT, "nat. St. John the Baptist Parish," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Laurent Élie FREMIN, Pierre HÉBERT, & Pierre GROS; BRDR, 10:85 (SPH-2, 29b), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Pierre François BOURG, "age 84 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.   

Despite the name given to him in his baptismal record, he was, as his marriage & burial records show, called Jean-Pierre, not Pierre-Jean.  His burial record does not say if he was a widower at the time of his death.  He was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors.  He may, in fact, have been the last male Acadian immigrant to pass. 

102.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Pierre-Jean-Baptiste BOURG; BRDR, 2:91, 127 (ASM-2, 31), his marriage record, calls him Pedro BOURQUE "of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Ana BLANCHARD "of Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre BLANCHARD, Laurent BLANCHARD, & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR, 4:81 (ASM-3, 193), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre BOURG, "age 53 yrs.," gives his parents' names, calls his father Pierre Marin [BOURG], but mentions no wife.  

103.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre [BOURG], & lists him with his parents & 2 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 157, Family No. 184, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Olivier BOURG, & says his godparents were Ambroise NAQUIN (maternal uncle) & Marie-Madeleine BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 32-33, Family No. 60, calls him Pierre [BOURG], & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls him Pierre, son [Pierre BOURG's] fils, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Pierre BOURG, his [Pierre BOURG's] son, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 25th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 2 sisters; BRDR, 2:128, 503 (ASM-2, 10), his marriage record, calls him Pedro Olivier BOURQUE, calls his wife Maria Rosea LIBOIS, gives his & her parent's names & her first husband's name, says his parents were "of Acadia" & hers "of Beaubassin in Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef BRAUX & Juan Bautiste CAZEBON.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493.  

104.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8R), calls her Rose-Adélaïde BOURG, & lists her with her husband & 2 children; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 47, her birth/baptismal record, at Notre-Dame, Le Havre, calls her Adélaïde-Rose BOURG, gives her parents' names, calls her father Charles-Joseph, & says her godparents were Jean-Baptiste CHESNE, her uncle, & Catherine BOURG, her aunt; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 44-45, Family No. 86, calls her Rose-Adélaïde BOURG, says she was born in c1766 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, calls her father Joseph, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal records of daughter Émilie-Adélaïde DAIGLE, baptized 12 Nov 1783, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & son François-Joseph BOURG, baptized 28 Apr 1785, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls her Rose-Adélaïde BOURG, sa [François-Alexandre DAIGLE's] femme, age 19, on the embarkation list, Rosa Adelaida BOURG, su [Franco Alexandro D'AIGLE's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Rose-Adélaïde BOURG, his [François-Alexandre DAIGLE's] wife, age 19, on the complete listing, says she was in the 23rd Family on the embarkation list & the 24th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her husband & 2 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & says her husband was born 3 Feb 1763 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:150 (SJO-4, 32), her death/burial record, calls her Rose Adélaïde BOURKE/BOURK, "wife of Alexandre DAGLE," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505, 525.

Why did she switch the order of her first & middle names, or is her baptismal record, which differs from all other sources, wrong about the order of her names?  Perhaps at a young age she preferred to be called by her middle name, Rose, a common practice among Acadians. 

105.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Rose-Magdelaine BOURG; BRDR, 5(rev.):96 (ASM-3, 245), which may be her death/burial record, calls her Marie BOURG, age 56 yrs., widow of Baptiste AUCOIN, but does not give her parents' names.

The age for the Marie BOURG, widow of Baptiste AUCOIN, who died in Assumption Parish in Jun 1834 fits her.  

106.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Sébastien-Joseph [BOURG], & lists him with his parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2434, the LA section, calls him Fabien BOURG, does not give his birth year or parents' names, says he married Marie BOUDREAUX but give no date, place, or her parents' names, lists only 1 child, Jean-Baptiste, born in 1787, but gives no birth place, & says they lived at Donaldsonville; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 146-48, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Fabien-Joseph BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Fabien AUCOIN & Madeleine DUGAST, & that his family resided at St.-Coulomb from 1760-66, St.-Servan from 1766-71, & St.-Coulomb again from 1771-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Sébastien-Joseph, son [Joseph BOURG's] fils, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Sébastien-Joseph BOURG, his [Joseph BOURG's] son, age 19, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 58th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents, 3 siblings, & 2 cousins; BRDR, 2:117, 121 (ASC-2, 2), his marriage record, calls him Fabien BOURG, calls his wife Marie BOUDREAU, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Alexis DAIGLE, Joseph HÉBERT, & Joseph GRANGÉ; BRDR, 3:132 (ASM-3, 41), his death/burial record, calls him Fabian BOURG, age 39 yrs., married to Maria BOUDREAUX, but does not give his parents' names.

Why does the passenger list for La Bergère call him Sébastien, not Fabien.  His wife also crossed on that ship, so they may have known one another in France.

107.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Susanne BOURQUE, & lists her with her husband & 2 daughters, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; White, DGFA-1, 1081, profile for her husband, calls her Susanne (Marie-Josèphe) BOURG, does not give her parents' names, & says she & her husband married in c1749 but gives no place of marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls her Susanne BOURQUE, sa [Tranquille LEPRINCE's] femme, age 57, on the embarkation list, & Susanne BOURG, his [Tranquille LEPRINCE's] wife, age 57, on the complete listing, says she was in the 7th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 2 daughters, & details her daughter Marie-Marguerite LEPRINCE's marriage to Thomas Calegan HOUARDON on 18 Sep 1775 but gives no place of marriage; NOAR, 6:65 (SLC, F4, 59), burial record, calls her Susana Maria Josefa CORERQUE, native of Kebec [Quebec], Diocese of Canada in America(sic), 80 yr., widow of Tranquilo LEPRINCE.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 35.

Who were her parents.  Was she Acadian or Canadian?  The New Orleans priest may have been saying that she was a native of the Diocese of Québec in Canada, which would have been true for all Acadians born in French Acadia/British Nova Scotia.  Her being exiled to VA hints strongly that she was living in one of the Minas Basin settlements in 1755.  Her husband was a native of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, at the eastern edge of the Minas Basin, so she may have been from that settlement as well.  How in the world did the New Orleans priest come up with the spelling for her surname?  He probably was a Spanish priest.  Still, even the alternate spelling BOURQUE is not that close to CORERQUE.  Perhaps this is a transcription error. 

Her burial record seems to add 10 years to her actual age.  Her estimated birth year used here is calculated from the ages given in the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi & the Ascension census of Jan 1788.  

108.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Théodore BOURG, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 42, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo, 1758-59, Théodore BOURG, age 13, son of Jean BOURG & brother of Marie BOURG, age 10, was traveling with the family of Francois BOURG, probably an uncle, who perished with his wife & 4 children on the crossing to St.-Malo, 1758-59, & only Théodore & Marie survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 158-59, Family No. 185; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 936, his marriage record, calls him Théodore BOURG, gives his parents' names, says both were deceased, calls his wife Anne GRANGERE, does not give her parents' names but gives the name of her first husband, says he & his wife were both natives of Acadie & residents of St.-Couloub at the time of their marriage, that on 30 Apr & 11 May they received dispensation "of the third to fourth degree of consanguinity," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph BOURG (his uncle, who could not sign), Victor BOURG/BOURQUE (his brother, who signed), Prosper GIROIR/GIRROIR (who signed), & Francois/Francoise LOSSOIE (who signed); Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Théodore BOURG, charpentier, age 39, on the embarkation list, & Théodore BOURG, carpenter, age 39, on the complete listing, says he was in the 12th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage, calling his parents Jean BOURG & Élizabeth HÉBERT, does not give his wife's parents' names or the place of marriage, says son Théodore was born in 1770 but gives no birthplace, that daughter Anne married Mathurin D'AUNIS 25 Oct 1791 but gives no place of marriage.

His parents probably died in Acadia before the deportation to St.-Malo in 1758-59.  Why else would he & his sister, at their young ages, have crossed with another family?  Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31, Family No. 56, profile for the family of Jean BOURG & Francoise BENOIST, includes the birth/baptismal, marriage, & death/burial records of daughter Marie BOURG, born c1748, "Parish of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul in Cobequid in Acadie," married Étienne HÉBERT 31 Aug 1779, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, died age 32 & buried 16 Nov 1780, St.-Nicolas, Nantes.  Note that the Marie BOURG in this profile would have been about 10 when she made the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, the age given for Théodore BOURG's sister Marie in the Five-Ships passenger list cited above.  In 1758-59, however, Jean BOURG & Francoise BENOIT crossed to St.-Malo aboard the English transport Supply with 7 children, all of whom survived the crossing except 5-year-old son Théodore, who died 22 Jun 1759 probably in a hospital at St.-Malo.  One of their surviving children was daughter Anne-Marie, probably called Marie, listed as age 9 in 1759.  So in this other BOURG family there is a son named Théodore, a daughter named Anne-Marie, & a father named Jean.  Talk about coincidence.  See <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 19.  Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31, says that Jean BOURG & Francoise BENOIST died 15 Jun 1759 & 29 Jun 1759, respectively, only a few months after reaching France.  

His wife was 33 when they married--15 years his senior!  It's amazing that she would have married such a young fellow.  

In the marriage record of Charles-Benoist GRANGER, son of Joseph GRANGER & Marguerite GAUTREAUX, at St.-Martin, Chantenay, dated 5 Sep 1780, marriage witness Théodore BOURQUE is called the brother-in-law of the groom, so this is a source for Théodore's wife Anne GRANGER's parents' names.  In the marriage record of Pierre BOURQUE, son of Joseph BOURQUE & Marie-Madeleine GRANGER, at St.-Martin, Chantenay, dated 23 Nov 1784, marriage witness Théodore BOURQUE is described not only as the godfather but also as the uncle of the groom.  In neither of these instances did Théodore BOURG sign the marriage document, so he probably was illiterate.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 182, 210.

109.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Théodore [BOURG], & lists him with his parents & 2 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 158-59, Family No. 185, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Théodore-Prosper-Étienne BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Prosper GIROIRE & Hélène AUCOIN, & that his family resided at St.-Coulomb from 1761-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, Théodore, son [Théodore BOURG's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Théodore BOURG, his [Théodore BOURG's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, says he was in the 12th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 2 sisters, & says he was born in 1770 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:128, 477 (ASM-2, 7), his marriage record, calls him Théodoro BOURQUE, calls his wife Maria Rosa LE BLANC, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Coulon, Diocese of Dole in France," that her parents were "of St.-Servan, Diocese of St.-Malo in Brittany, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Thodoro BOURQUE [his father] & Ambrosio HÉBERT.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 54.  

110.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Victoire [BOURG], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 32-33, Family No. 60, calls her Victoire [BOURG], & details her family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Victoire, sa [Pierre BOURG's] fille, age 11, on the embarkation list, & Victoire BOURG, his [Pierre BOURG's] daughter, age 11, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 25th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:122, 215 (ASM-2, 6 & 7), her marriage record, calls her Gorsina Victoria BOURQUE, calls her husband Joseph DAIGLE, gives her & her his parents' names, says her parents were "of LaRochelle, France," that his parents were "of St.-Malo, France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Carlos DAIGLE & Pedro BOURQUE [probably her brother]; BRDR, 5(rev.):93 (ASM-3, 220), her death/burial record, calls her Georgine Victoire BOURG, "age ca. 58 yrs., widow of Joseph DAIGLE," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 25, 68, 109, 111, 156; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493.

Note her first name in her marriage record.  It is a Spanish interpretation of Georgine.  Her burial record, cited above, also includes this first name.  

Her birthplace, hinted at in her marriage record, is verified by the baptismal record of son Timothée DAIGLE, dated 17 Jul 1803, in BRDR, 2:219 (ASM-1, 276).

111.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Yves BOURG.

What happened to him in LA?

112.  Not in Wall of Names.  Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 131-32, Family No. 162, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Jean BOURG, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre BROUSSARD & Marie BOURG, & that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72; BRDR, 2:127, 594 (ASM-2, 33), his marriage record, calls him Pedro BOURQUE "of Pledien, Diocese of Dol in France," calls his wife Magdalena PITRE "of Parish of St.-Martin, Diocese of Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, says his father & her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Luis TAILLERET & Ambrosio HÉBERT.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 54, 134, 162.

His parents were in Poitou in 1774-76 & at Nantes thereafter.  His mother remarried to a Frenchman at Ste.-Croix, Nantes, in Dec 1781; his stepfather, in fact, Yves-Cyprien ROUXEAU, was a resident of Ste.-Croix Parish at the time of the marriage.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 21; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 30.  Pierre-Jean would have been only 11 at the time his mother remarried, so it is assumed he lived with her & his stepfather at Nantes.  The only 1 of his many siblings who survived childhood was brother Alexis, born at Châtellerault in Jul 1774; Alexis would have been only 11 in 1785.  Their mother, & so Alexis, remained in France, but Pierre-Jean chose to go to LA, the only member of his immediate family to do so.  I cannot match him with any other Pierre BOURG in LA who emigrated from France.  The editors of Wall of Names copied the passenger rolls of the 7 Ships expedition verbatim for their memorial at St. Martinville.  Since he appears on none of the 7 Ships passenger lists, he is not on the Memorial's Wall of Names.  That he came to LA in 1785 there can be little doubt.  When else, & how else, would a teenager from France have reached the colony by 1791, when he first appears in LA records as a young engagé, or hired farm hand, on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension, living with fellow Acadians?  One wonders why he does not appear in the Lafourche censuses of Jan 1788 & Jan 1789.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 20-48; Robichaux, LA Census & Militia Lists, 1770-89, 116-46.  Was he in another part of the colony? 

113.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:88, 126 (SJA-2, 6), the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria Rosa BURG, calls her husband Juan BESIE, gives her & his parents' names, calls her parents Josef [BOURG] & Ana LECHER of Acadia, says her husband's parents were "of Cleromo," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro BURG & Maria BURG; BRDR, 3:139 (ASC-2, 180), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rose BOURG, "wid. Jean VESIERS, Acadians, residing in St. James Parish," calls her husband Jacque TORBER, gives her & his parents' names, calls her parents Joseph [BOURG] & Anne LEGER, decd., calls his parents Jean [TORBER] & Elizabeth TORBER, "nat. Virginia," & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BUTLER, Jean Baptiste LESARD dit Villeneuve, & Pierre DUPONY; BRDR, 4:80 (ASC-4, 185), her burial record, calls her Marie Rose BOURG, age 74 yrs., wife of James TALBERTE (TALBOT), but does not give her parents' names.  See also De Ville, Acadian Coast, 1779, 25; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 19.

For the reasoning behind her inclusion on this list, see the footnote to her father's profile, above.  

Her first husband was not an Acadian, & her second husband's name was probably TORBERT.  Where is "Cleromo"?

114.  Not in Wall of NamesBRDR, 2:125, 147 (SJA-2, 10), her marriage record, calls her Maria BOURG, calls her husband Joseph BRAUX, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "Acadians" & "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Carlos BRAUX [probably his younger brother], Maria PREJANT, & Basilio PREJANT; NOAR, 6:40 (SLC, F4, 80), her burial record, calls her Maria BURK, "native of Acadia, 26 yr., sp. Josef BREAU," & gives her father's but not her mother's name. 

I cannot link her to any other Marie or Marie-Madeleine BOURG in Wall of Names.  I place her on this list because of the notation in her burial record calling her a native of Acadia & the fact that her parents are not on this list; no Joseph BOURG married to Marguerite LANDRY came to LA, so Marie could not have been born in the colony.  Although her burial record says that she was "native of Acadia," her estimated birth year, c1773, makes France a good candidate for her birthplace.  She could have been one of the hundreds of Acadians who came to LA from France in 1785.  If so, she would have been one of the Acadians who do not appear on any of the passenger lists of the 7 Ships expedition.  She likely was an orphan when she came to LA.  Unfortunately, I have not found her parents in White, DGFA-1; Arsenault, Généalogie; or any of Albert Robichaux's or Fr. Hébert's studies of the Acadians in France, so her exact birthplace remains a mystery.  Her marriage & burial records are clear, however--she was an Acadian who ended up in LA.  Where she was born & when she reached the colony is anyone's guess. 

She was 16 or 17 years old when she married.  Her husband was 39.  What were they doing in New Orleans in Oct 1799, when she died?  Had she & her husband moved there from St.-Jacques, or were they just visiting?  Did she die from complications of childbirth?  I have found 2 of her children in South LA church records--Anastasie BREAUX, whose baptismal record, dated 24 Jun 1793, in BRDR, 2:142 (SJA-3, 61), says she was born on 3 Jun 1793, daughter of José [BRAUD] & Maria BURG; & Célestine-Carmelite BREAUX, whose baptismal record, dated 19 Mar 1797, in BRDR, 2:144 (SJA-3, 150), says she was born on 19 Dec 1796, daughter of Josef [BRAUD] & Maria Magdalena BOURQUE, & even gives the grandparents' names--Alexis BRAUX & Magdalena TRAHAN, & Josef BOURQUE & Margarita LANDRY.  Marie's middle name also can be found in daughter Anastasie BREAUX's marriage record, dated 16 Nov 1812, in BRDR, 3:155 (ASM-2, 202), which calls the bride "Anastasia of St. James Parish" & the bride's parents Josef [BREAUX] & Maria Magdalena BOURQUE, "decd." Evidently her widowed husband moved on to Atakapas after her death. 

115.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of his birth.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2433, the LA section, calls him Jean-Firmin BOURG, says he was born in 1786, gives his parents' names, calls his father Louis-Lucien, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, mentions his wife's first husband, lists his & Marguerite's children as Marie-Denise, born in 1807, Marie-Tharsile in 1809, & Geneviève-Azama in 1810, & says the lived on Bayou Vermilion; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:97 (SM Ch.: v.3, #120), his baptismal record, calls him Jean-Firmin BOURG, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Joseph DUHON & Gertrude TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:90, 262-63 (SM Ch.: v.5, #56), his marriage record, calls him Jean Firmin BOURG, calls him a minor son, calls his wife Marguerite DUHON, veuve de dec. Célestin HÉBERT, calls her a major daughter, gives his & her parents' names, says his father was "of Vermillion," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Alexis FERRY, Hyacinthe JACQUET, Joseph HÉBERT, & Louis CHEMIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:56 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #457), probably his succession record, calls him Vital BOURG m. Marguerite DUHON. 

His birth date--4 months after his parents reached New Orleans from France in Dec 1785--shows that he was in utero when his mother stepped off L'Amitié, hence his placement on this list.

Was Vital part of his name?  He had a son by that name, born in Lafayette Parish in Apr 1823 & married there in Sep 1842.  There is the possibility that the 20 Feb 1844 document was son Vital's succession record, not Jean Firmin's, & the parish clerk substituted Vital's mother's name for his wife's name, which was Azema MIRE.   

116.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  BRDR, 2:121 (PCP-7, 3), her baptismal record, calls her Felicite, give her parents' names, & says her godparents were Jacques BLANCHARD [sister Aimé-Modeste's husand] & Julie [probably sister Thérèse-Julie] BOURG. 

One wonders what happened to her in LA

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