APPENDICES

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

BRAUD/BREAUX

[BROH]

ACADIA

Renée Breau, perhaps from La Chaussée, near Blois, in the Orleanais region of the Loire valley of France, born in c1616, was the first member of the family to go to Acadia.  She married Vincent Brun perhaps at La Chaussée in c1644.  A year later, a kinsman named Vincent Breau stood as godfather to their daughter Madeleine, baptized at La Chaussée.  (Acadian genealogist Stephen A. White concludes that this Vincent Breau probably was the one who went to Acadia a few years later, but that this Vincent was neither a brother nor a nephew of Renée.)  Renée's husband Vincent Brun may have gone to Acadia as a single man aboard the ship St.-Jehan in 1636, served an indenture there as a laborer, and then returned to La Chaussée to marry.  His first wife, Renée's sister, died in childbirth soon after they married, and Vincent Brun remarried to Renée Breau.  He returned to Acadia in c1648, this time with a wife and two daughters.  They were thus among the first families to settle in the colony.  

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Vincent Breau dit Vincelotte, also perhaps from La Chaussée, born in c1631, came to Acadia in c1652 as a plowman.  In c1761 he married Marie, daughter of Antoine Bourg and Antoinette Landry, at Port-Royal.  They had a dozen children.  Five of their sons, all born at Port-Royal, created families of their own.  Four of their daughters married into the Savoie, Gaudet, Lebert dit Jolycoeur, and Saulnier family.  Vincent died at Port-Royal in c1685, in his mid-50s, probably around the time that his twelfth child, daughter Élisabeth, was born.  His widow Marie, who was 14 years younger than he, stayed on their homestead along haute rivière, now the upper Annapolis River, and did not remarry.  She died in September 1730, age 86. 

Oldest son Antoine, born in c1666, married Marguerite, daughter of Antoine Babin and Marie Mercier, at Port-Royal in c1687.  In the early 1700s they moved to Pigiguit in the Minas Basin.  Antoine and Marguerite had 11 children, including five sons who married into the Dugas, Gautrot, and Trahan families.  Five of Antoine and Marguerite's daughters married into the Benoit, Blanchard, Darois, and Arseneau families.  

Pierre, born in c1670, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Germain Bourgeois and Madeleine Belliveau, probably at Port-Royal in c1694.  His wife died after giving him five children, including two sons who married into the Dupuis and Henry families and two daughters who married into the Aucoin family.  In c1705, Pierre remarried to Anne, daughter of Jacques LeBlanc and Catherine Hébert, probably at Port-Royal.  They settled at Grand-Pré in the Minas Basin, not far from his older brother Antoine.  Anne gave him nine more children, including four more sons, who married into the Thibodeau, Dupuis, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  Pierre and Anne's five daughters married into the Surette, Dupuis, Babineau dit Deslauriers, Thibodeau, and Léger families.  

François, born in c1674, married Marie, daughter of Jean Comeau le jeune and Catherine Babin, probably at Port-Royal in c1703.  They also settled at Grand-Pré.  They had 12 children, including six sons who married into the Thibodeau, Richard, Aucoin, Darois, Martin, Barrieau, and Vincent families.  Two of François and Marie's daughters married into the Gaudet and Daigre families.  

Jean, born in c1678, married Anne, daughter of Guyon Chiasson dit Lavallée and his first wife Jeanne Bernard, in either 1701 or 1702 probably at Port-Royal.  Unlike his older brothers, Jean remained at Port-Royal.  He and Anne had nine children, including five sons who married into the Michel, Bourgeois, Melanson, Blanchard, and Doucet families.  Three of Jean and Anne's daughters married into the Guilbeau, Michel, and Melanson families.  Jean died in April 1751, in his early 70s.  

Youngest son René, born in c1685, married Marie, daughter of Antoine Hébert and Jeanne Corporon, at Port-Royal in December 1715.  René also remained at Port-Royal.  He and Marie had seven children, including a son who married into the Célestin dit Bellemère and Blouin families. 

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

By 1755, descendants of Vincent dit Vincelotte Breau could be found in many of the major Acadian settlements--at Annapolis Royal; Grand-Pré, Pigiguit, and Cobeguit in the Minas Basin; and at Chepoudy and Petitcoudiac in the trois-rivières area west of Chignecto.  In the early 1750s, several families moved from Minas and Cobeguit to Île St.-Jean and to Port-Toulouse on Île Royale in the French Maritimes probably to escape British authority in Nova Scotia.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Breaus were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  An elderly couple, a wife, and an orphan came to the colony in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  They followed the Broussards across the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:    

Sylvain Breau of Minas and Chignecto, age 52, came with wife Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Darois, age 66.  An epidemic struck the Bayou Teche communities in the summer and fall of 1765.  Sylvain and Isabelle died on the same day, October 12, and were buried together au dernier camp d'en bas, or the lower place, on Fausse Point near present-day Loreauville.  

Brigitte Breau, age 45, widow of Charles Thibodeau, came with three children, ages 14, 10, and 2.  Brigitte also was a victim of the Teche valley epidemic.  She died on August 5.  Her children remained on the Teche, cared for by relatives.  

Firmin Breau, age 16, came to Louisiana as an orphan.  He survived the epidemic and was counted on Bayou Tortue, near present-day St. Martinville, the following spring.  Later in the decade, however, he moved to the river, married, and started a family before returning to upper Bayou Teche.  

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Not until the 1770s did a Breau return to Bayou Teche and create a western branch of the family.  A number of Breaux wives also moved from the river to the western prairies during the late colonial period:  

Marguerite Breau followed husband Firmin Breaux from the river to the Attakapas District in the 1770s.  She died a widow at her daughter's house at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in September 1815, in her late 60s.  

Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Ambroise Breau, and second husband François Moreau moved from the river to the Attakapas District in the 1770s.  She died at Attakapas in December 1787, in her mid-50s.

Marie-Josèphe, called Josette, daughter of Pierre Breau, and husband Blaise Lejeune moved from the river to the Opelousas District in the 1770s.  She died at a son-in-law's home at Plaquemine Brûlé, then in St. Landry but now in Acadian Parish, in July 1818, in her early 70s.  

Anne Breau followed husband Joseph Broussard from the river to the Attakapas District in the 1770s.  She died at her home at Fausse Pointe near present-day New Iberia in February 1818, in her mid-60s.

Madeleine Breau of Pigiguit, who had come to Louisiana in February 1768 with the Breau party from Port Tobacco, Maryland, followed her husband Étienne Benoit from St.-Jacques on the river to the Opelousas District in the 1770s or 1780s.  She remarried to Michel Cormier, widower of Anne Sonnier and Catherine Stelly, at Opelousas in February 1789.  She gave him no more children.  In December 1790, Michel died at age 49, and Madeleine became a widow again.  She did not remarry.  She died in Lafayette Parish in September 1825, in her late 70s.  

Descendants of Firmin BREAUX (c1749-1808; Vincent, François)

Firmin, son of Alexis Breau and Marguerite Barrieau, born probably at Rivière-aux-Canards in the Minas Basin in c1749, was deported with his family to Massachusettes in the fall of 1755.  He, along with his parents and siblings, appears on a list of Acadian exiles at Weymouth, south of Boston, in either 1760 or 1761.  After the war with Britain, Firmin's family repatriated to Canada with hundreds of other Acadians in New England in 1766, but Firmin, still in his teens, did not go with them.  He may have returned to his native Nova Scotia and ended up a prisoner there with hundreds of other Acadians who had been rounded up in the region, or he may have been among the dozens of Acadian exiles who went from the New England colonies to French St.-Domingue in 1764.  Still in his teens, he came to Louisiana in February 1765 with his uncle Sylvain Breau and the Broussard party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  Firmin survived the Teche Valley epidemic of 1765, remained on the Teche for a year or so, but by the late 1760s he had moved to the Acadian Coast, where he married cousin Marguerite, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Breau and his first wife Élisbeth Henry at Pigiguit, at Ascension in April 1769.  That September, Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, just downriver from Ascension.  A year later, they were counted on the same side of the river but at Ascension, so they must have lived near the boundary between the St.-Jacques and Ascension districts.  In 1771, Firmin purchased land at La Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche from New Orleans absentee land owner Jean-François Ledée and moved his family there; he was the first male Breaux to return to the western prairies.  Firmin and Marguerite had more children at Grand Pointe.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Bonin, Breaux, Broussard, Guidry, Hébert, and Thibodeaux families.  Firmin died at Grand Pointe in October 1808, in his late 50s; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following January and another one in May 1814.  Firmin's family line was not only the first but also the largest of the Breaux lines established west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  His sons settled at Grand Pointe; farther down the Teche at Fausse Pointe; and at Carencro and on the upper Vermilion in what became Lafayette Parish.  In the 1830s, one of Firmin's daughters-in-law, Scholastique Mélanie Picou, whom he probably never met, founded the town of Breaux Bridge at a crossing of the Teche at Grand Pointe where Firmin had built a small suspension bridge in c1799; his youngest son, Agricole, Scholastique's husband, had inherited the property and in 1817 rebuilt the bridge so that it could carry vehicles.  One of Firmin's great-grandsons, Colonel Gustave A. Breaux, became a leading man in Lafayette Parish during the late 1800s. 

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Oldest son Donat, born at St.-Jacques in c1772, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadians François Guilbeau and Madeleine Broussard, at Attakapas in January 1793.  The settled down bayou at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Donat, fils was born at Fausse Pointe in September 1804, Amand, also called Arnaud, in November 1808, Dosité in October 1810, and a son died 8 days after his birth in August 1812.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Bonin, Legendre, and Prudhomme families.  Donat died at his home at Fausse Pointe in October 1814; the priest who recorded his burial said that Donat was 49 years old when he died, but he was only 42; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in May 1815.  One of Donat's sons and a grandson by one of his daughters moved down bayou to the New Iberia area.  Another son settled in Lafayette Parish.  His oldest son remained near St. Martinville. 

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Dosité married first cousin Sylvanie, daughter of his uncle Pierre Breaux and Mathilde Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1829.  Their son Donat le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1830.  Dosité remarried to cousin Adélaïde Arsène, called Arsène, daughter of fellow Acadians David Guilbeau and Adélaïde Duhon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1832.  Their son Jean Baptiste David, called David, was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1835, Aurelien in September 1838, Romain Hippolyte in August 1840 but may have died at age 2 in October 1842, Léon was born in April 1842, and Gustave Pierre near New Iberia in December 1843 but died at age 5 1/2 in October 1849.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Dugas families.  Dosité remarried again--his third marriage--to Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Dugas, fils and Julie Broussard and widow of Benjamin Telesphore Dugas, at the St. Martinville church in January 1858; Dosité was 47 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Antoine Louis was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1866. 

Donat le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Rosa Mary, daughter of Anglo Creole Michel Hayes and his Acadian wife Louisa Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1856.  Donat le jeune died in St. Martin Parish in November 1861; he was only 31 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse three days after his death.  Did his family line die with him? 

David, by his father's second wife, married Constance, daughter of French Creole Adolphe Berard and his Acadian wife Elmire Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1866. 

Aurelien, by his father's second wife, married Corinne, daughter of French Creole Moïse Duperon Bonin and Joséphine Sylvanie Bienvenu, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in October 1869.  Their son Luzin was born near New Iberia in August 1870. 

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Amand married first cousin Marie Caliste, Calixte, or Colinta, daughter of his uncle Joseph Breaux and his Creole wife Marcellite Carmouche, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1830. Their son Joseph was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1836, Sevigne Sosthène, called Sosthène, in October 1839, Eusèbe Alphonse near New Iberia in May 1844, Armand Alexandre in August 1845, Prosper in June 1849, and Louis Donat in August 1852.  Calixte died in St. Martin Parish in October 1863; she was 54 years old; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in September 1865. 

Joseph married Léontine, daughter of Alexandre Judice and Céleste Judice, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Joseph Eraste was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1860, Léonce in April 1862, and Agricole in May 1864. 

Sosthène married Mathilde or Mathilda, daughter of Joseph Gonsoulin and Marcellite Ransonnet, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in August 1865.  Their son Filiasse Joseph was born near New Iberia in July 1867, and Clovis in August 1868. 

Armand Alexandre may have married fellow Acadian Oliva Guidry in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1866.  Their son Donat was born "at Pte. Ém[ile]. Mouton," present-day Acadia Parish, in October 1868. 

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Donat, fils married first cousin Marie Élisabeth, called Élisabeth, daughter of his uncle François Breaux and his first wife Célesie Dugas, at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1836.  Their son François was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, in December 1836 but died in January, Numa was born in January 1838, Mozar was baptized, age 6 months, in October 1839, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 2 in July 1842, Alfred was born in December 1848, Albert in October 1850, and Charles Adrien in November 1852.  They also had a son named Alexandre.  Their daughters married into the Baily or Bailey and Montgomery families. 

Numa died in Lafayette Parish in April 1856.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry. 

Alexandre married Marie Adrienne, daughter of Césaire Labbé and Celimene Goudreau, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Donat Arthur was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1867. 

Alfred married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Méance Broussard and his Creole wife Octavie Bonnet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1869.  Their son Alcide died in Lafayette Parish, age 5 months, in March 1869[sic]. 

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Dosité le jeune, grandson, son of daughter Estelle, born in St. Martin Parish in April 1832 (the priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name), may have married fellow Acadian Cidalise, Sidalise, or Sidalie Dugas at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1856.  Their son Sylvestre Pavie was born near New Iberia in December 1857, Paul Méance, called Méance, in March 1861 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1862, and Joseph was born in October 1866. 

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François, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1772, married Céleste or Célesie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Dugas and Nanette Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in May 1793.  They settled on the upper Vermilion at Pont de la Butte and at nearby La Pointe.  Their son Aurelien was baptized at Attakapas, age 1, in April 1795, Valéry was born in December 1800, François, fils in February 1802, and Charles in April 1806.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Breaux, and Doucet families.  François, père remarried to Esther, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Martin and Élisabeth Thibodeaux and widow of Jean Charles Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1820.  François, père died in St. Martin Parish in December 1832; he was 60 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse a week after his death.  

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Aurelien, by his father's first wife, married Marie Modeste, called Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Bernard and Rosalie Blanchard of St. James Parish on the river, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1811.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Aurelien Treville was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1815 but died at age 5 in August 1820, Louis Aladin, called Aladin, near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1821, Agerin or Azerin in Lafayette Parish in February 1823 but died at age 16 in July 1839, Gustave Arvillien was born in December 1828, and Valéry le jeune in January 1834 but may have died at age 7 1/2/ in September 1841.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Delhomme, and Scranton or Seranton families.  Aurelien died in Lafayette Parish in February 1854; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Aurelien died "at age 62 yrs.," but he was "only" 60; his succession record, which said that he died in February 1853, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in June 1854. 

Louis Aladin married cousin Émilia Susanne, called Susanne, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Boudreaux and Suzette Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1841; Susanne's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Louis Gustave was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1843.  Louis A.'s succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in June 1845; he was a widower at the time and would have been 24 years old that year.  One wonders if this was a post-mortem succession. 

During the War of 1861-65, Louis Gustave served in Company I of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Orleans Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.  Louis Gustave joined the company in June 1861, having just turned 18; he was still single.  He was wounded in action at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862, went home on wounded furlough and remained away from his unit for so long that he was reported absent without leave that summer.  He rejoined his regiment in time to fight at the Battle of Labadieville, Louisiana, in October 1862, was captured and paroled.  After his exchange, he rejoined his unit in late February 1863 probably at Camp Que Vive at Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche.  He was captured again, this time in Lafayette Parish, in May 1863, probably while his unit was retreating to Alexandria.  The federals sent him to Mobile, Alabama, and he was paroled and released at Grant's Island, near Mobile, later in the month.  He again returned to his unit, which, in November 1863, became Company I of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry.  He surrendered with the regiment in the spring of 1865 and was paroled as an end-of-war prisoner at Washington, Louisiana, in June 1865.  Louis Gustave married Marie Pouponne, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Méance Broussard and his Creole wife Octavie Bonnet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1865, four days before he reported to the federal authorities at Washington to officially end his Confederate service.  Their son Louis Aladin was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1866.  After the war, Louis Gustave owned a plantation near his uncle, Colonel Gustave A. Breaux, on the prairie five miles west of Vermilionville/Lafayette, near what became Scott Station.  In the early 1890s, he donated land on which to build a larger school for the Scott Station community.  During that time, he also was leader of the local chapter of the Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union, a Populist organization comprised of farmers and workers in the South and Midwest opposed to the national Republican Party.  In February 1897, he testified in the trial of the Blanc brothers of France, accused of murdering Scott Station merchant Martin Begnaud

Gustave A.'s early education was at St. Charles College, the Jesuit academy at Grand Coteau, near his home in Lafayette.  At age 16, he enrolled in Norwich University, a military school at Northfield, Vermont.  He attended Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and, after graduation, returned to Louisiana in 1853 to practice law at New Orleans.  He married Emilie, daughter of Anglo American Samuel Locke and Emiliana Guesdon, at New Orleans in 1856.  Their son Samuel Locke was born in the city in February 1860, and Gustave Arvilien, Jr. in 1869.  In the immediate pre-war years, Gustave A. served as clerk of the Louisiana state Senate.  During the War of 1861, Gustave A. served as captain of Company F, Confederate Guards Regiment Louisiana Volunteer State Troops Militia, a reserve unit raised in Orleans Parish.  He also served as captain in various companies of the Sumter Regiment Louisiana Militia, also raised in New Orleans, and as colonel of the regiment.  When the Sumter Regiment became the 30th Regiment Louisiana Infantry in May 1862, Gustave A. remained the unit's colonel.  However, desertions and combat casualties, especially in the Battle of Baton Rouge in August 1862, compelled the Confederate authorities to reduce the 30th Regiment to a battalion in early 1863, and Colonel Breaux resigned from Confederate service in February.  He returned to his home at New Orleans, which was occupied by Federal forces.  In June 1863, he was compelled to take the oath of allegiance to the U.S. government two years before the war ended.  A biography of the colonel--which misidentifies his regiment as the 13th, not the 30th, Louisiana--insists he served "throughout the whole period of the war," but if he had, his returning to Confederate service after taking the oath of allegiance would have subjected him to harsh penalties at the hands of the Federal.  Historian Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., says Breaux served as an "enrolling officer at Lake Charles, 1864-1865," which would have placed him a good distance away from Federal forces.  Moreover, his Confederate service record does record him as an end-of-war prisoner paroled at Washington, north of Opelousas, Louisiana, in June 1865.  After the war, the Colonel's fellow Louisianians considered him a war "hero."  He remarried to Joséphine Marr in December 1874.  She evidently gave him no more children.  "Gus," as his acquaintances called him (but he was addressed in public as Colonel), became a prominent railroad attorney (senior partner of the law firm Breaux, Fenner, and Hall, with offices in New Orleans and Vermilionville, later Lafayette), was elected to the state Senate from the First and Tenth Wards of New Orleans (present-day Central City and the Garden District) in November 1878, served in the state constitutional convention of 1879, and was re-elected to the state Senate.  Meanwhile, he built a large sugar plantation, Oakbourne, near Vermilionville, as well as a local sugar refinery.  While in the state Senate, the Colonel was instrumental in re-routing the railroad from New Orleans to East Texas through Vermilionville, assuring the town's future as a transportation center.  A recent historian has quipped:  "... if Jean Mouton was the father of Vermilionville, Gus Breaux ... was its godfather."  In 1897, in his late 60s, despite his lack of experience as a criminal attorney, the Colonel, again a resident of Lafayette Parish, served as co-counsel in the defense of the Blanc brothers of France after they were charged with the murder of local storekeeper Martin Begnaud; the brothers were found guilty of the murder and publicly hanged at the parish jail.  In 1898, suffering severe hearing loss, the Colonel retired from the law and devoted the rest of his days to his sugar interests.  He died at Oakbourne, Lafayette Parish, in February 1910, age 81. 

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Valéry, by his father's first wife, married Marcellite, daughter of French Creole Jacques Fostin and his Acadian wife Julie Hébert of Bayou Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1822.  Their son Valéry, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1823.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Valéry, père died "from knife wounds" in Lafayette Parish in May 1840; the priest who recorded his burial said that Valéry was 33 years old when he died, but he was 39; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following July.  One wonders what was the circumstance of Valéry's death.

Valéry, fils married cousin Marie Anaïse, called Anaïse, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Doucet and Adeline Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1845.  Their son Théodule, also called Théophile, was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1849, and Joseph Emma in December 1850 but died at "age of a few mths." in June 1851.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family.  Valéry, fils remarried to stepsister Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Lessin Guidry and Carmelite Broussard, at the Vermilionville church in December 1852; Azéma's father had married Valéry, fils's mother the previous January. 

Théophile, by his father's first wife, married Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadians Simon Méance Broussard and his Creole wife Octavie Bonnet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Valéry le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1870. 

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François, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Cormier and Pauline Martin and widow of Don Louis Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1825.  Their son François Valmond was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1826, and Edmond was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 1/2 months, in October 1830.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  François, fils remarried to Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Comeaux and Rosalie Prejean, at the Vermilionville church in July 1834. 

Edmond may have married Émilia Rougette.  Their son Edmond, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1854.

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Pierre Castuel, born at Ascension in March 1774, married Bathilde or Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvestre Broussard and Félicité Guilbeau, at Attakapas in January 1793.  They settled at La Grand Pointe.  Their son Alexandre was born in October 1797, and Dosité le jeune in July 1804.  They also had an older son named Julien.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Breaux, Carmouche, and Dupuis families.  Pierre died probably at Grand Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in January 1850; the Breaux Bridge priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Pierre died "at age 78 yrs."; Pierre Castuel would have been 75, so this probably was him.   Although two of his three sons married, their family lines, except for their blood, do not seem to have survived.

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Julien married Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Melançon and Lucie Rose Doiron of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1813.  They settled at La Grand Pointe.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at birth at his parents' home in March 1819.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Broussard, Chaigneau, and Dugas families.  Only the blood of this family line seems to have survived.

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Alexandre married Madeleine Elise, called Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Landry and Céleste Bourgeois, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Pierre was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1828 but may have died at age 15 in October 1843, and Dosité le jeune was born in February 1832 but died at age 8 months the following October.  Their daughter married into the Patin family.  Alexandre died in St. Martin Parish in January 1834; the priest who recorded his burial said that Alexandre was 40 years old when he died, but he was only 36; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in July 1838.  His line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him. 

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Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, baptized at Attakapas, age 6 months, in July 1779, married Anne-Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier, at Attakapas in August 1800.  They settled at La Pointe and then at Grand Prairie on the upper Vermilion near present-day downtown Lafayette not far from the Vermilionville church, now the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.  Their son Marcel was born at La Pointe in February 1805, Jean Baptiste, fils in July 1808, Firmin le jeune, perhaps also called Aramis, in January 1813, and Louis, perhaps called Don and Jean Louis, in December 1814.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Guidry, Hanks, Hébert, and Lebleu families.  Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in March 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Baptiste was 50 years old when he died, but he was 58; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in April.  

4a

Jean Baptiste, fils married Marie Josèphe or Josette Camasak, daughter of French Creole Arsène Lebleu, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1831.  Their son Adolphe was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 10 months, in July 1834, Ursin at age 1 month or 6 months in August 1835, Valsin at age 5 months in November 1836, Aurelien at age 3 months in May 1838, and Joseph Arsène near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1848.

Ursin may have married Alexandrine Daigle, probably French Canadian.  Their son Arsène was born in St. Landry Parish in April 1857, and Théodule near Grand Coteau in February 1859. 

4b

Don Louis may have married fellow Acadian Mélanie Duhon.  Their son Gesnaire or Gesner was baptized at the Vermilion church, Lafayette Parish, age 10 months, in April 1840, Césaire was born in October 1840, Bélisaire near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1845, Joseph Clebert in October 1846, Jean Baptiste le jeune in July 1848, Joseph Valsin in December 1853, Hippolyte in September 1855, and Firmin in February 1865. 

Gesner married Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Zéphirin Mire and his Creole wife Marguerite Plaisance, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1858.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Césaire was born in September 1860, Joseph Gesner in January 1863, and Bélisaire le jeune in September 1864.  During the War of 1861-65, Gesner served with younger brother Bélisaire in Company A of the 29th (Thomas's) Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Gesner enlisted in April 1862, age 23, and followed his unit to Mississippi (his second son was born exactly nine months after his enlistment).  Not long after he joined his unit, Gesner was confined to the general hospital at Mississippi Springs, Mississippi.  Unlike his younger brother, who died in a Vicksburg hospital during the fall of 1862, Gesner survived his illness as well as the Siege of Vicksburg and, after the surrender of his regiment at the Mississippi citadel in July 1863, returned to his family. 

Césaire married Clairande or Clairence, daughter of Joachim Begnaud and Joséphine _____, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1861.  Their son Osémé was born near Grand Coteau in May 1862, and Louis near "Pte. Émile Mouton," then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1868.  According to Confederate records, Césaire was a resident of Washington, north of Opelousas, when he enlisted in Confederate service at Camp Pratt near New Iberia in early October 1862; he was 22 years old.  He was assigned to Company B of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, raised at New Orleans early in the war.  The regiment was heavily reinforced with South Louisiana conscripts during the fall of 1862, so Césaire, himself, probably was a conscript.  He served with his regiment at Vicksburg, Mississippi, from October 1862 to July 1863.  After his unit surrendered at the Mississippi citadel on 4 July 1863, Césaire, unlike most of the other conscripts in his regiment, accepted parole, was exchanged, and served with the regiment in Alabama and Mississippi for the rest of the war.  He surrendered with his regiment at Meridian, Mississippi, in May 1865.  He was buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Rayne.

During the War of 1861-65, Bélisaire served with older brother Gesner in Company A of the 29th (Thomas's) Regiment Louisiana Infantry.  He, too, enlisted in April 1862, when he was only 17 years old, and followed his regiment to Mississippi.  Not long after he joined the unit, he was confined to the general hospital at Clinton, Mississippi.  Unlike his older brothers, Bélisaire did not survive the war.  The teenager died in the regimental hospital at Vicksburg, probably from disease, in late October, before his unit saw action. 

4c

Firmin le jeune may have married Marie Cléoraine, Cléorene, Cléorine, Cléozine, Clorene, Clorinde, or Clorinda, daughter of fellow Acadians Rosémond Richard and Anastasie Poirier, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1845, six months after a daughter was born to them.  Their son Adam Simon, called Simon, was born near Grand Coteau in January 1850, and Amédée in March 1855.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Sonnier families. 

Simon married Marie Sevina or Levina, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Thibodeaux and Azelene Breaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1866.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish. 

5

A son, name unrecorded, died at birth in May 1784.  

6

Joseph, a twin, born at La Pointe in March 1787, married Marcellite, daughter of French Creole François Carmouche and his Acadian wife Françoise Arceneaux of Carencro, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1807.  They settled at Carencro.  Their son Joseph, fils was born at Carencro in November 1808, François Terence, called Terence, in April 1816, Pierre Serci, Tercy, Tersy, Fercy, or Furcy, also called Thearice, in February 1818, a son, name unrecorded, died shortly after birth in September 1823, Norbert Désiré was born in July 1825, Dosité Valentin or Valentin Dosité in July 1827, and Célestin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 17 months, in October 1830.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Breaux, and Latiolais families.  Joseph may have died in Lafayette Parish in June 1870; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 88 yrs."; this Joseph would have been "only" 83; his succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July. 

6a

François Terence married Louise, also called Louisa, Lisa, and Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Dugas and Marie Marthe Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1836.  Their son Pierre Gérard was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1845, Joseph T., probably Joseph Terence, near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1848, Laurent Vesparien or Despalière in Lafayette Parish in January 1852, Étienne Henry in October 1859, and Simon in October 1862.  Their daughters married into the Guidroy and Mouton families.  François Terence died in Lafayette Parish in September 1863; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Terence died "at age 40 yrs.," but François Terence would have been 47; his succession record, under his full name, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1864.  Was his death war-related?   

Pierre Gérard married Desillienne, Desilliena, or Oesilienne, daughter of French Canadian Lessin Quebedeaux and Adoline Gary, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1868.  Their son Terence was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1870. 

Joseph T. married cousin Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosémond Dugas and Amelie Martin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1869. 

Laurent Despalière married Corinne, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Broussard and Euphémie Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1870. 

6b

Pierre Furcy married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Guidry and Selesie Savoie, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1840.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Louis Adras was born in August 1844.  Their daughter married into the Higginbotham family.  Pierre Furcy's succession records were filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1849 and December 1850; he would have been in his early 30s then. 

6c

Valentin Dosité married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Guidry and Madeleine Potier, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1851.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Joseph Antoine died "at age a few days" in October 1851, Valentin, fils was born in November 1866, and Pierre Albert in June 1870.  Their daughter married into the David family. 

7

Agricole, a twin, born at La Pointe in March 1787, married Scholastique Mélanie, called Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Nicolas Picou and his Acadian wife Scholastique Bourgeois of New Orleans and St.-Jacques, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1813.  They remained at La Grand Pointe.  Their son Jean Émile, called Émile, was born at Grand Pointe in April 1814.  Their daughters married into the David, Guidry, Hébert, and Rees families.  Agricole died at his home at Grand Pointe in May 1828; he was only 41 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in November 1833.  Agricole's widow, Scholastique Mélanie, founded the town of Breaux Bridge in the 1830s; in order to support her family, the young widow sold lots on Breaux property near a crossing of the Teche at Grand Pointe where Agricole's father had built a small foot bridge and which Agricole had replaced with a vehicular bridge two decades later; a statue in her honor stands only a few hundred yards from the present steel bridge spanning Bayou Teche. 

Émile may have died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1854.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Émile died "at age 40 yrs.," so this probably was him; if it was him, his family line, except for its blood, may have died with him.  His succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in October. 

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More Breauxs, including four sets of brothers, joined their cousin on the western prairies throughout the antebellum period.  Most of their lines survived in what became St. Martin, Lafayette, and St. Landry parishes.  Many of them settled near Carencro, at the northern edge of the old Attakapas District: 

Descendants of Joseph BREAUX (c1751-1819; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Joseph, also called François, second son of Alexis Breau and Madeleine Trahan, born at Pigiguit in c1751, was taken by his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755 and lived with them at Port Tobacco on the lower Potomac.  Joseph and his family came to Louisiana in 1768 with the party led by his father and uncle, Honoré.  Spanish Governor Ulloa insisted that they settle far upriver at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, but Joseph's father and uncle refused to take their families there.  The governor threatened to deport the Breau brothers for their recalcitrance, so they went into hiding.  Joseph followed his mother and siblings to Natchez, where they remained until Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, granted them permission to settle elsewhere.  Joseph followed his family downriver to St.-Jacques, where he married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Melançon and Marie Thériot, in February 1774.  In 1777, Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river.  Their daughters married into the Lalande, Louvière, and Plaisance families.  Joseph remarried to Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Bourg and Marguerite Landry, at St.-Jacques in February 1790; she may have come to Louisiana from France in 1785.  They lived at New Orleans, where Marie-Madeleine died in October 1799.  Their daughter married into the Daigle family and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  In the early 1800s, Joseph moved to the Attakapas District, where he settled at Côte Gelée near present-day Broussard.  He remarried again--his third marriage--to Eléonore, called Léonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Landry and Marianne Mire of Côte Gelée, at Attakapas in April 1807; Joseph was 56 years old at the time of the wedding.  She gave him more children, including sons.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Matherne, and Walker families.  Joseph died at his nephew Hippolyte Breaux's home at Anse de Day, St. Martin Parish, in January 1819; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph, "born in Acadie," died "at age 70 years old," but he was "only" in his late 60s; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1825.  Joseph's oldest son, by his first wife, did not follow him to Attakapas but settled on upper Bayou Lafourche instead.  His younger sons, one by his first wife, the others by his third wife, settled on the western prairies, most of them in Lafayette Parish, but two of them moved on to the lower Teche and settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, and near Charenton, St. Mary Parish..  A daughter by his third wife also settled near Charenton.  One of his older sons died before he could marry, and the line of a middle son, except for its blood, probably did nor survive. 

1

Oldest son Hilaire, by his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1775, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry and Marie-Josèphe Landry, at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche in January 1796, where he remarried.  

2

Joseph-Édouard or -Éloi, called Éloi, from his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in May 1780, died at St.-Jacques in June 1795.  He was only 15 years old.  Strangely, a succession record for a Joseph Éloi Breaux was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1849. 

3

Paul-Olivier, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in c1785, married Marie, daughter of Étienne Pelletier and Jeanne Croxinet, at Ascension on the river in February 1806.  They followed his father to the Attakapas District and settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Begnaud, and Granger families.  Paul died on the upper Vermilion in December 1813; he was only 28 years old; his first succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following June; a second succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1828.  Paul Olivier and his wife had no sons, so his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  

4

Joseph Achille, called Achille, from his father's third wife, born at Côte Gelée, then in St. Landry but now in Lafayette Parish, in January 1808, married Marie Carmegille, Carmelite, or Carmelise, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Mire, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1829.  Their son Joseph Octave or Octave Joseph, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 18 months, in August 1833, Augustave, called Gustave, at age 8 months in October 1834, Léonide at age 7 months in April 1837 but died the following August, Onésime died at age 1 in September 1841, and Siméon or Simon was born in January 1843.  They also had a son named Léonard, unless he was Léonide.  Their daughters married into the Bertrand (Creole, not Acadian), Mathieu, and Morvant families. 

4a

Joseph Octave married Marie Advelia, daughter of Maxile Mathieu and Marguerite Lebon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1855; Joseph Octave's sister Adeline married Marie Advelia's brother Benoît. 

4b

Gustave likely married Anglo Creole Marie Azélie Caruthers in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1858, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, the following March.  Gustave remarried to Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Sonnier, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1865, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point in December 1867. 

4c

Siméon/Simon married Euranie, daughter of Creole Alexis Bertrand, fils and his Acadian wife Carmelite Trahan, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1865.  Their son Siméon, fils was born near Youngsville in September 1866, and Alfred Nicolas near Abbeville in December 1870. 

4d

Léonard married cousin Émelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Élisée Mire and widow of Darmas Boulay, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Adam was born near Youngsville in November 1866.  Léonard may have remarried to Anglo Creole Elvina Credeur.  Their son Joseph Victorin was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1870. 

5

Charles Olivier, by his father's third wife, born at Côte Gelée in May 1811, married Adélaïde, called Mélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Landry and Adélaïde Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1835.  Their son Napoléon was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1837, Joseph Drosin near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1841, Antoine in June 1843, Donat in July 1845, and Lucien near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in December 1851.  Their daughter married into the Miguez family.  Two of their sons settled near New Iberia. 

5a

Napoléon married Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Babineaux and his Creole wife Hortense Peret, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1857.  Their son Hippolyte was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1859, and Ubalde near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in May 1870. 

5b

Joseph Drosin married Marie Delphy or Zelphie, daughter of fellow Acadian Gédéon Sonnier and his Anglo American wife Célestine Berwick, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in August 1865.   Their son Joseph Drosin, fils was born near New Iberia, on lower Bayou Teche, in December 1868, and Donat near Church Point in December 1870. 

6

Simon, called Simonet, from his father's third wife, born at Parc Perdue, St. Martin Parish, in August 1814, married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Granger and Julienne Louvière, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1834.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish a day after its birth in October 1835, Norbert was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 40 days, in December 1839, Simon, fils was born in April 1844 but died at age 3 1/2 in August 1847, Hilaire was born in c1846 but died at age 4 in July 1850, and Joseph Ulgère, called Ulgère, was born in April 1849.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Simonet remarried to Zelima or Zulima, also called Juliana, daughter of fellow Acadians David Babineaux and Louise Prejean, at the Vermilionville church in January 1854; the marriage was recorded also at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish.  Simonet and Zelima settled probably at Carencro.  Simonet was "struck by lightning" and killed probably at Carencro in July 1857; the Vermilionville priest who recorded this burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Simonet died "at age 45 yrs.," but he was only a month shy of age 43; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, the day after his death. 

6a

Norbert, by his father's first wife, married Marie Pamela, called Pamela, daughter of fellow Acadians Sarasin Hébert and Véronique Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1860.  They settled near Carencro.  Their son Simonet was born in April 1861 but died the following July, Adam was born in January 1867, and Norbert, fils in March 1868.

6b

Ulgère, by his father's first wife, married Alphonsine, daughter of fellow Acadians Adolphe Labauve and Irénée David, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1869.  According to a church record, a daughter had been born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1856, when Ulgère would have been 7 years old! 

7

Youngest son Hippolyte Joseph, by his farther's third wife, born in St. Martin Parish in December 1815, married Irma Anne, also called Irma Josaphat, daughter of fellow Acadians Éloi Broussard and Suzanne Broussard, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in October 1838.  Their son Hippolyte Joseph, fils, called Joseph, was born near New Iberia in September 1839, Lessin in June 1841, Julien in April 1843, and Eusèbe in July 1847.  Hippolyte died in St. Martin Parish in March 1850; he was only 34 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April. 

7a

Hippolyte Joseph, fils married Émelie or Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Hébert and Madeleine Babin, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1860.

7b

Lessin married cousin Marie Cordelia, daughter of fellow Acadians Gerville Breaux and Hélène Landry of Assumption Parish, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Landry but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1866.  Lessin's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in March 1868; he would have been 27 years old that year.  Lessin fathered a daughter, born in October 1867, but did he father any sons? 

7c

Eusèbe married Élodie, daughter of French Creole Séverin Verret and Eugènie Étienne, at the New Iberia church, Iberville Parish, in January 1868.  Their son Hippolyte Joseph le jeune was born near New Iberia in April 1870. 

Descendants of Joseph-Athanase BREAUX (1762-1823; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise)

Joseph-Athanase, eldest son of Athanase Breau of and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc and brother of Jean-Baptiste, was born probably at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, in August 1762 and baptized at New Orleans in December 1765 soon after his family reached the colony from Halifax via St.-Domingue.  They settled with hundreds of other Acadians at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans.  Joseph Athanase married Marie-Catherine dite Rosalie, also called Catherine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arceneaux and Anne Bergeron of St.-Jacques, probably at St.-Jacques in the 1780s.  They moved to Attakapas later in the decade and settled near Carencro at the northern edge of the district.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Landry, Mouton, Prejean, and Sonnier families.  Joseph Athanase died in Lafayette Parish in June 1823; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 70 years old when he died, but he was closer to 60.  Only one of his three sons created a family of his own. 

1

Oldest son Louis-Ursin, called Ursin, born at Attakapas in c1791, died at age 6 in September 1797.  

2

Pierre-Rosémond, called Rosémond, born at Attakapas in November 1796, married cousin Geneviève Caliste, Calixte, Céleste, or Eucarise, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Arceneaux and his Creole wife Hélène Carmouche, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1829.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died a day after its birth in Lafayette Parish in August 1830, Pierre Numa, called Numa, was born in February 1838, and Rosémond Esdras in February 1840.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Bernard, Broussard, Mouton, and Sonnier families.  Pierre Rosémond died in Lafayette Parish in May 1864; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Rosémond died "at age 68 yrs."; Pierre Rosémond would have been 67, so this was him; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1865.  According to a biographer of prominent southwest Louisianians, Pierre Rosémond "amassed a considerable fortune, and at the time of his death owned three thousand acres of land, a large amount of stock, and one hundred and twenty-five slaves."  His younger son was killed during the War of 1861-65.  Only his older son created a family of his own.  

Numa attended school at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for three years and, after returning home, served as a deputy clerk for four years.  He married Marthe, also called Marthe C., daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Valsin Mouton and Carmelite Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1861; Marthe's great-grandfather, Jean dit Chapeau Mouton, was the founder of Vermilionville; Numa's sister Clémence married Marthe's brother Alcide.  Numa and Marthe's son Jean Baptiste Esdras, called Esdras le jeune after his uncle who died in the war, was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1865.  During the War of 1861-65, Numa served in Company G and perhaps also in Company A, of the 26th Louisiana Infantry, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He may have served also in the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, which fought in Louisiana.  After the war, Numa settled at Carencro, where he raised cattle.  By the early 1890s, he owned 350 acres of land three miles west of Carencro, on which he grew cotton.  On his property were two mineral springs, "the only springs of the kind in the sector."  In the early 1890s, his home, "an old mansion of truly Southern architecture," was 150 years old.  He served as a police juror from his ward.  Son Esdras le jeune also became a planter in Lafayette Parish. 

According to the biographer who described his post-war fortune, Pierre Rosémond's "older" son William "was killed during war."  One wonders in which Louisiana unit William served.  The biographer may have been referring to Pierre Rosémond's younger son, who did die in the War of 1861.  Called Esdraze in Confederate service records, Rosémond Esdras, a resident of Lafayette Parish and still single, enlisted in Company C of the 8th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, in June 1861, at age 21.  He was promoted to fifth sergeant and accompanied his unit to Virginia, where he served as one of General R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  In December 1862, for reasons unstated, Esdras was "reduced to the ranks."  He was killed in action on Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, on 4 May 1863 during the Chancellorsville campaign. 

3

Youngest son François-Hippolyte was born at Attakapas in January 1803.  His succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1845, and his estate record the following month.  He would have been 42 years old that year.  Did he marry? 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX (c1776-1806; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise)

Jean-Baptiste, third son of Athanase Breau and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc of St.-Jacques on the river and brother of Joseph-Athanase, was baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in June 1777.  He married Marie-Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Blanchard and Marie Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in August 1797.  They followed his older brother to the Attakapas District and settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Blaire and Prejean families.  Jean-Baptiste died at La Pointe in December 1806; he was only 30 years old.  He and his wife seem to have had no sons, so this family line, except for its blood, may have died with him.  

Descendants of Charles BREAUX, fils (c1779-1827; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre, Alexis)

Charles, fils, elder son of Charles Breau and his first wife Esther Breau of St.-Jacques and half-brother of Constant, was baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in July 1779.  He married Marie-Tarsille, sometimes called Tarsille, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Gravois and Madeleine Bourg, at St.-Jacques in January 1798.  They moved to the Attakapas District in the early 1800s and settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their daughter married into the Dugas family.  Charles remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Charles Hébert and Madeleine Robichaux of Bayou Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1819, and remained on the upper Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Peltier or Pelletier and Raga families.  Charles, fils died at the home of James André in Lafayette Parish in July 1827; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Charles died "at age 46 years," but he was probably was closer to 48; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July 1829.  Only his youngest son created a family of his own, but it was a substantial one. 

1

His oldest son, by his father's first wife, name and age unrecorded, died at St.-Jacques in August 1800.  

2

Charles III, by his father's second wife, was born on the upper Vermilion in March 1820.  His succession record may have been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in December 1845.  If so, he would have been 25 years old that year.  Did he marry? 

3

Ursin, by his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in October 1823, may have died young. 

4

Youngest son Joseph Charles or Charles Joseph, by his father's second wife, baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 11 1/2 months, in May 1826, married Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of Vincent Bertrand and his Acadian wife Marie Emerante Richard, at the Vermilionville church in December 1848.  Their son Charles le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1849, Joseph in January 1853, Luc in December 1855 but died at age 5 1/2 in July 1861, Vincent Anicet, perhaps Anaclet, was born in April 1857, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 3 months in June 1863, Numa was born in September 1864, and Albert in August 1867.  According to a biographer of prominent southwest Louisianians, Joseph C., as he was called, became "a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of the eighth ward" of Lafayette Parish.  He also went into the mercantile business, in which he was still engaged in the early 1890s. 

Charles le jeune married Lodoiska, daughter of fellow Acadian Sosthène Guidry and Anne Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1870. 

Constant BREAUX le jeune (c1790-1850; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre, Alexis)

Constant le jeune, son of Charles Breau and his second wife Julie LePrince of St.-Jacques and half-brother of Charles, fils, was born at St.-Jacques in c1790.  He followed his older brother to the western prairies, where he married cousin Céleste, daughter of François Breaux and Silesie Dugas of Bayou Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1810.  They moved farther out onto the prairies.  Constant died in Lafayette Parish in June 1850; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Constant died "at age 60 yrs."; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August.  Céleste died in Lafayette Parish in June 1851; she was 66 years old.  A succession record for both she and Constant was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in August 1851.  Were they that rare Acadian couple who had no children? 

Descendants of Hippolyte BREAUX (c1790-c1839; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre, Alexis)

Hippolyte, fifth son of Honoré Breau le jeune and Madeleine Breau and nephew of Joseph, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1790, married Françoise Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Boudreaux, at St.-Jacques in January 1807.  Hippolyte crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and remarried to fellow Acadian Julie Pouponne Babineaux in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1822.  They settled at Anse La Butte, also called Anse du Day, in St. Martin Parish, before moving down the Teche to St. Mary Parish.  Their daughter married a Pelletier cousin.  Hippolyte's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in October 1839; he would have been 49 years old that year.  

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Oldest son Hippolyte Eugène or Eugène Hippolyte, from his father's first wife, born in St. James Parish in March 1808, married Marie Joséphine dite Josette, daughter of Jean Begnaud and his Acadian wife Marie Guilbeau, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1828; Josephine's mother was a Guilbeau.  Their son Césaire was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1831, Sosthène in July 1835, Jean Honoré, called Honoré, in February 1843 but died at age 10 in March 1853, Hippolyte, fils was born in February 1845, Michel near Breaux Bridge in October 1848, and Eugène, fils in July 1850.  They also had a son named Ulger.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian) and Martin families.  Eugène remarried to cousin Uranie, daughter of French Creole Jean Pelletier and his Acadian wife Henriette Breaux of Assumption Parish and widow of Sosthène Guidry, at the St. Martinville church in June 1854.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Alexis was born in March 1860.

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Sosthène, by his father's first wife, married Léontine, daughter of French Creole Philosie Pourcieau and Phelonise Major, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1861.

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Ulger, by his father's first wife, married Cora, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Dautreuil and Emerite Hollier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1869.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born near Breaux Bridge in August 1870. 

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Hippolyte, fils, by his father's first wife, married Elizabeth, daughter of Philippe McNeal or McNeil and his Acadian wife Joséphine Blanchard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1869. 

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Michel, by his father's first wife, married Marie, another daughter of Philosie Pourcieau and Phelonise Major, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1869. 

2

A son, name unrecorded, by his father's second wife, died at his parents' home at La Butte, age 5 months, in May 1824.  

3

Aurelien, by his father's second wife, born in Lafayette Parish in March 1827, married Euphémie Tennessee, daughter of John Hamilton and Euphémie Soudric, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1849, and remarried to German Creole Joséphine Stelly at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1858.  They settled along the upper Teche between Breaux Bridge and Arnaudville.  Their son Joseph Nichols was born in September 1859, Aurelien, fils died at age 2 in August 1862, Eucharist was born in January 1862, Aneas in July 1864, Noe in October 1866, and Joseph Mathieu in November 1868. 

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Jean Oscar, by his father's second wife, born in Lafayette Parish in December 1829, may have died young. 

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Youngest son Joseph or Jean Sosthène, called Sosthène, from his father's second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in February 1836, married cousin Élizabeth, daughter of French Creole Édouard Peltier and his Acadian wife Celizia Breaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Honoré was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1859, and Joseph Ozer near Breaux Bridge in July 1868. 

Descendants of Simon-Eugène BREAUX (1800-; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase)

Simon-Eugène, called Eugène, eldest son of Simon-Athanase dit Simonet Braud and Constance Braud, nephew of Joseph-Athanase Breaux and first cousin of Treville and Hermogène Breaux, was born at St.-Jacques in August 1800.  Eugène married cousin Euphémie, also called Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Sonnier and Clémence Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1832.  They remained on the prairies, settling probably near Carencro.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Crouchette (Foreign French, not Acadian) families. 

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Oldest son Pierre Ester or perhaps Esteve, born in Lafayette Parish in November 1833, may have married French Creole Oliva Begnaud and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1850s.  Their son Joseph Simonet was born in February 1867. 

2

Simonet Guardien, baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in August 1839, died in Lafayette Parish in September 1861.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Lucien Amédée was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1841.

4

Joseph married Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Broussard and Aurelia Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, May 1866.  Their son Placide was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1867, and Théophile in February 1870.   

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Marcellin was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1847. 

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Cyprien Anteole, perhaps Anatole, also called Cyprien B., born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1849, married Odèide or Odeile, daughter of fellow Acadian Ozémé Comeaux and Odoisea Prejean, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1869. 

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Youngest son Jean Eustache was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1852. 

Descendants of Cornelius dit Landry BREAUX (1801-; Vincent, Pierre, Pierre le jeune, Pierre, fils)

Cornelius, also called Landry and Evariste, son of Paul Breau and Marguerite Landry and twin brother of François-Magloire, was born at Ascension on the river in August 1801.  Landry married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Leger and Marguerite Boutin of La Butte, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1820.  They remained on the prairies, settling probably near Carencro.  Their daughter married into the Navarre family.  Evariste's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1848; he would have been 47 years old that year. 

Drosin, born in Lafayette Parish in September 1824, married Orephine or Alphina, 14-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre dit Canada Guidry and his second wife Julienne Sonnier, at the Vermilion church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1843.  Their daughter married into the St. Julien (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Drosin may have remarried to Marie Benoit, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1851.  Their son Élisée was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in July 1854. 

Descendants of François-Magloire BREAUX (1801-; Vincent, Pierre, Pierre le jeune, Pierre, fils)

François-Magloire, son of Paul Breau and Marguerite Landry and twin brother of Landry, was born at Ascension in August 1801.  François-Magloire married fellow Acadian Marie Louise Hébert in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1825.  They remained on the prairies, settling probably near Carencro.  François Magloire remarried to fellow Acadian Iréné Bourque in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1828.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  François Magloire remarried again--his third marriage--to Mélanie or Uranie Miller in the mid- or late 1840s.  Their daughter married into the Suire family. 

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Oldest son Paul, by his father's first wife, died in Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in January 1828.

2

Paul, by his father's second wife, the second son with the name, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1830, married Alexandrine, daughter of Louis Clement and Marie-Anne Stelly and widow of John Hanks, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1860, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1866. 

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Jean Portalis, called Portalis, from his father's second wife, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1833, married Aurelia, daughter of Jean Baptiste Istre and his Acadian wife Marguerite Villejoin, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1851, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1859.  Their son Ivodée was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1855, and Clémile near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1863.  Their daughter married into the Mayers or Myers family.  Jean Portalis remarried to fellow Acadian Félica Thibodeaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1869.  Their son Théomile was born probably near Church Point in April 1868, and O'Neil in December 1869. 

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Sosthène, by his father's second wife, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1834, may have married Laure or Laura Blanchard, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Amédé was born "in Calcasieu" in June 1859. 

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Lucien, by his father's second wife, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1840, married fellow Acadian Joséphine Thibodeaux, widow of Joseph Lafosse, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1867.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish. 

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Youngest son François, fils, by his father's third wife, born in Lafayette Parish in September 1848, married Eléonore, called Léonore, daughter of John Mayer and his Acadian wife Cécile Lejeune, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1870. 

Descendants of Joseph Treville BREAUX (1804-1867; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase)

Joseph Treville, called Treville, second son of Hippolyte Braud and Sophie-Adélaïde Dugas, nephew of Joseph-Athanase Breaux, and first cousin of Eugène Breaux, was born at St.-Jacques in June 1804.  Treville married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Baptiste Richard and Isabelle Cormier of St. Landry Parish, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1830.  They remained on the prairies, settling probably near Carencro.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Joseph Treville died probably at Carencro in May 1867; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph Treville died "at age 69 yrs.," but he was "only" a month shy of 63.  Both of his sons created families of their own. 

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Older son Hippolyte le jeune, baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 7 1/2 months, in September 1831, married Cidalise, also called Estalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Edmond Benoit and Marie Azenie Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1850.  Their son Joseph Hippolyte was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1853 but died at age 2 1/2 in July 1856, Onésime Hippolyte was born in January 1861, and Ferdinand in June 1864.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family. 

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Younger son Onésime or Celisime Placide, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1840, married Marie Anastasie, called Anastasie, another daughter of Edmond Benoit and Marie Azenie Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1859.  Their son Adam was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1863, twin sons Jules and Julien in March 1865 but Jules died the following October, and Nasta, perhaps a son, in December 1868. 

Descendants of Narcisse Hermogène BREAUX (1814-; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase)

Narcisse Hermogène, called Hermogène, fourth and youngest son of  Hippolyte Braud and Sophie-Adélaïde Dugas, nephew of Joseph-Athanase Breaux and first cousin of Eugène Breaux, was born at St.-Jacques in March 1814.  Hermogène married Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Thibodeaux and Marie Louise Cormier, at Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1836.  They remained on the prairies and may have settled near his older brother at Carencro. 

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Oldest son Narcisse Hippolyte, born in Lafayette Parish in August 1837, died at age 3 in September 1840.  

2

Paul Oscar, called Oscar, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1841, married Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Babineaux and Julienne Benoit, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1860.  Their son Julien, a twin, was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1861.  Oscar's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in December 1861; he would have been only 20 years old that year. 

3

Joachim was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in July 1842. 

4

Charles was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1845. 

5

Ignace, born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1847, married Alezina, daughter of Alexis Jagueneau or Jacquenot and his Acadian wife Joséphine Savoie, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1866.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Alexis Oscar was born in December 1868.  Alezina died three days later, age 21.  Ignace remarried to Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Savoie and his Creole wife Odilia Stout, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1870, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September. 

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Louis Edgard, perhaps called Edgard, was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1849.

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Youngest son Lessin was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1852. 

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Other BREAUXs on the Western Prairies

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link many Breauxs in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there.  One suspects that some of the Breauxs who lived on the western prairies during the immediate post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Breauxs:

Marcellite Breaux's "natural son" Pierre was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 months, in May 1828.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names.  

François Achille, son of François Breaux and Julie Galipeau Deruisseau, married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Michel Heriaud.  Their son Aurelien Alfred was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1830 but died at age 10 months in August 1831. 

Joseph Breaux married Asima, perhaps Azéma, Martin probably in Lafayette Parish by the late 1830s.  Was Asima also Acadian? 

Aspasie Breaux married fellow Acadian Valérien Richard in a civil ceremony in 1842, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1846.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Eugénie Breaux married French Creole Joassin, probably Joachim, Prevot in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1845.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Joseph Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in February 1849.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 72 yrs."  So who was he? 

Derosin, son of Hippolyte Breaux, died in St. Martin Parish in April 1849.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the mother's name, said that Derosin died "at age 7 yrs."  Which Hippolyte was this? 

Troisville Breaux married Madeleine LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son Polyte, perhaps Hippolyte, was born probably in Lafayette Parish in c1854 but died at age 3 in August 1857. 

Arsène Breaux married cousin Marie Aureline Breaux and settled in St. Landry Parish by the mid-1850s. 

Drozin Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in March 1856.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Drozin died "at age 46 yrs."  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, two days after his death. 

Firmin Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in April 1857.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Firmin died "at age 60 yrs."  Which Firmin Breaux was this? 

Désiré Breaux married fellow Acadian Marie Giroir.  Their son Joseph was born near Brashear, now Morgan, City, St. Mary Parish, in March 1859. 

Joseph Breaux married Anglo Creole Eliza or Élisabeth Caruthers or Credeur in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1859.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1862.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the late 1860s. 

Eugène Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in November 1859.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Eugène died "at age 50 yrs."  Which Eugène Breaux was this? 

Adélaïde Breaux, daughter of Marie Cléoraine Richard, married Onésime, daughter of French Canadian Victorian Royer, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1860; Onésime's mother was a Benoit.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's father's name. 

Eugénie Breaux married Joseph Stanville, son of fellow Acadian Michel Dupuy, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1861.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Charles, son of Julmond Breaux, born in c1863, was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, "at age 6 yrs." in November 1869.  Was Julmond Acadian? 

Celima Breaux married Lucas, perhaps Luc, son of fellow Acadian Caliste LeBlanc, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Valmont Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in August 1865.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a spouse, said that Valmont died "at age 65 yrs." 

Baptiste Breaux married Rosalie Robessen, perhaps Robeson or Robinson, and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1860s. 

Siméon Breaux married Anglo Creole Carmelize Abshire and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Jean Baptiste Breaux married Anglo Creole N. An. Th. McGee at the Ville Platte church, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish,  in March 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Pierre Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in October 1866.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Pierre died "at age 15 days." 

Napoléon Breaux married fellow Acadian Marie Landry.  Their son Jean Napoléon was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in October 1867, and Joseph in March 1869. 

Adélaïde Breaux married French Creole Antoine Delhomme in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Joseph Breaux married Anglo Creole Marie Louise Hamilton at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1868.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adams, also called Adonis, Breaux married Anglo American Elizabeth Cooke or Cook in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Was he the same Adonis Breaux, married to Eugénie Sylvain, who was living near Church Point in 1870?

Baptiste, son of Marie Breaux, was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1868.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Julie Breaux married Louis Gath, perhaps Gatt, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Edgar Breaux married fellow Acadian Ovilia Boudreaux, also called Gosselin, at the Franklin church, St. Mary Parish, in May 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Alexandre Clinton was born near Franklin in February 1870. 

Alfred, son of Julimar Breaux, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, age unrecorded, in July 1869.  The priest who recorded the burial did not give the father's name. 

Sevene, son of Fostin Breaux and Lise Feuille, married Amelia, daughter of Porter Porter, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1870. 

Noël, son of Euphrasie Breaux, was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1860.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Estelle Breaux married fellow Acadian Adolphe Duhon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Joseph Breaux died in Lafayette Parish in November 1870.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Joseph died "at age 18 mths." 

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Several Breaux families living on the prairies during the antebellum period cannot be linked by church and civil records to other Breauxs in the area:

Descendants of Jean BREAUX (c1798-1845; Vincent, ?)

Jean Breaux, born in c1798, married French Creole Apolline, called Pauline, Corlina, and Hippolina, Mallet probably in a civil ceremony in the 1820s or 1830s.  They settled in Lafayette Parish.  Their daughters married into the Mallet, Mire, and Quebedeaux families.  Jean died in Lafayette Parish in September 1843; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names but did mention his wife, said that Jean died "at age 45 yrs."  So who were his parents? 

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Oldest son Jean Léo, called Léo or Léon, married Mélanie, daughter of Acadian Onésime Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1853.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Dom Martin was born in April 1854, Désiré in September 1857, Norbert in November 1859, and Thomas in March 1867. 

2

Marcel married Elvina or Evina Amelie, daughter of French Creole Louis Boulet or Boulle, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1854; Elvina's mother was a Bernard.  Their son Martial was born near Youngsville in November 1859, Louis Seville in October 1861, and Means, perhaps Méance, in October 1864. 

3

Dupréville, also called Dupré, married cousin Adèle, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Mallet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1855.  Their son Léonard was born near Youngsville in November 1860, and Alcée in February 1867. 

4

Norbert, born in Lafayette Parish in October 1840, died the following May. 

5

Youngest son Paul, born in Lafayette Parish in January 1843, married Léonie, daughter of fellow Acadian Clet Landry, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1866. 

Descendants of Pierre BREAUX (?-; Vincent, ?)

Pierre Breaux married cousin Marcellite Breaux and settled probably near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, during the early antebellum period.

Pierre, fils, born probably in St. Landry Parish, married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Benoit, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1849, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1850.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadian Parish.  Their son Pierre III was born in April 1851, François in July 1858, and Césaire in February 1861.  Their daughter married into the Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian) family. 

Descendants of Jean Baptiste BREAUX (?-; Vincent, ?)

Jean Baptiste Breaux married French Creole Caroline De Ville probably in St. Landry Parish by the 1830s.

Valsin, perhaps also called Valerin, born in St. Landry Parish in March 1838, likely married cousin Marie Coralie, called Coralie, Breaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1858.  Their son Jean Baptiste le jeune was born near Grand Coteau in November 1863.  Valerin died by January 1866, when Coralie remarried to fellow Acadian Théodule Sonnier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish.  Valsin's succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in August 1868.   

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Breaus who came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765--one family and several wives--did not arrive with the Broussard party in February.  These Breaus reached New Orleans later in the year and settled, instead, with hundreds of other Nova Scotia refugees at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.  So many Acadians settled at Cabanocé, in fact, that the area soon became known as the Acadian Coast.  There and at other Acadian communities along the river, the Breau family surname was generally spelled Braud:

Marie Breau, age 62, widow of Jean Gaudet, came with three grown children, ages 35, 26, and 25.  She remained on the river and probably died there.  

Marie-Josèphe Breau, age 34, widow of Paul-Honoré Melanson, came with five children, ages 13 to infancy.  Marie-Josèphe remarried to widower François, fils, son of French Creole François Moreau, at St.-Jacques in June 1770 and followed him to the Attakapas District later in the decade.  

Athanase Breau, age 30, came with wife Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc, age 21, son Joseph-Athanase, age 2, and infant daughter Anastasie.  They had more children in Louisiana and remained on the river.  Two of their sons, including the oldest one, and at least one of their daughters moved on the western prairies.  Marie-Josèphe died a widow at a daughter's home in Lafayette Parish in November 1825. 

Marie-Josèphe Breau, age 29, of Cobeguit, came with husband Marcel LeBlanc, age 31, and a 2-year-old daughter.  They remained on the river.  Marie-Josèphe died in St. James Parish in September 1811, in her late 70s.  

Marie-Madeleine Breau, age 22, Athanase's sister, came with husband Simon Gautrot, age 29, and no children.  They remained at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where their children were born.  Marie Madeleine died in St. James Parish in September 1820, in her late 70s.

Descendants of Athanase BRAUD (c1735-?; Vincent, Jean)

Athanase, also called Pierre, son of Ambroise Breau and Marie-Anne Michel, born probably at Chepoudy in c1735, escaped the British roundup at Chignecto in the fall of 1755 and followed his family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  By the late 1750s, he had taken refuge at Restigouche at the head of the Baie des Chaleurs.  He married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Joseph LeBlanc and Isabelle Gaudet, at Restigouche in February 1760.  That summer, they fell into the hands of the British and spent the final years of war as prisoners in Nova Scotia.  British officials counted them at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, in August 1762.  They came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 and settled on the river.  In 1766, Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  In late July 1768, while attending church services, Athanase lost his home to fire.  The commandant at Cabanocé, Louis Judice, implored Spanish Governor Ulloa to assist the family, but the governor refused.  The following October, the Acadians of Cabanocé, perhaps with Athanase's approbation, helped ouster Ulloa in a Creole-led rebellion.  In 1769, the family occupied lot number 22 on the west bank next to his father-in-law.  They were still there, on the west bank of the river at St.-Jacques, eight years later.  Athanase and Marie-Marguerite had more children in Louisiana, including several sons.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Bernard, and Braud families.  Two of Athanase's sons and a grandson remained on the Acadian Coast, but most of his descendants left the river and moved either to the western prairies or to the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley.  

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Oldest son Joseph-Athanase, born probably at Halifax in August 1762 and baptized at New Orleans in December 1765, married Catherine dite Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arceneaux of St.-Jacques, probably at St.-Jacques in the 1780s and moved to the Attakapas District later in the decade. 

2

Hippolyte, sometimes called Paul, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1775, married Sophie-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Dugas and Rose Babin, at Ascension upriver from St.-Jacques in June 1794.  Their son Paul, also called William, Maximilien, and Émilien, was born at St.-Jacques in August 1795, Joseph Treville, called Treville, at Ascension in June 1804, Charles Victorin, called Victorin, in January 1810, and Narcisse Hermogène, called Hermogène, in St. James Parish in March 1814.  Their daughters married into the Chauvin, Landry, LeBlanc, and Prejean families.  Hippolyte died a widower at his brother Joseph Athanase's home in Lafayette Parish in June 1825; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Hippolyte was 47 years old when he died, but he was closer to 50; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following August.  Two of his sons and a daughter moved to the western prairies.  A son and two daughters moved to Bayou Lafourche.  His oldest son and his other daughters remained on the river.  

2a

Paul/Émilien/Maximilien married Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadians Augustin LeBlanc and Marguerite Mire, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in June 1815.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Paul Émile, called Émile, was born in May 1818, Paul Adolphe in September 1820, Pierre in May 1825, Étienne in March 1828, Joseph Oscar, called Oscar, in April 1831, and Ernest Augustin in May 1836.  They also had a son named Pierre Azenore, called Azenore, born in c1728, unless he was Étienne.  Two of their sons settled in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

Émile married Marie Virginie, called Virginie, also Eugénie and perhaps also Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert and Marie Louise Gautreaux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1841.  They settled near Gonzales.  Their son Joseph Alcide was born in January 1848, Alceste Bernard in May 1850, Paul Alfred in June 1852, François Armand in July 1857, Louis Arthur in September 1860, Vincent Ernestus in August 1864, and Jean Avit in June 1868.  Their daughters married into the Eliser and Gautreaux families. 

Pierre Azenore, perhaps Étienne, whom the recording clerk said was 25 years old at the time, married Mathilde, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Lucien Savoie and his Creole wife Marcelline Chauvin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1853, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1857.   They remained in Terrebonne Parish. 

Oscar married Mary, daughter of Anglo American William Wilton and his Creole wife Marcelline Guidroz and widow of John Shaw, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1867.

Ernest Augustin married Clarice, daughter of fellow Acadians Trasimond Babin and Clarice Melançon, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in April 1870. 

2b

Joseph Treville married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Baptiste Richard and Isabelle Cormier  of St. Landry Parish, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1830.  They remained on the western prairies.  

2c

Victorin married Marie Elvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Hébert and Clémence Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1833.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche.  

2d

Hermogène married Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Thibodeaux, at Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1836.  They remained on the western prairies.  

3

Jean-Baptiste, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in June 1777, married Marie-Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Blanchard and Marie Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in August 1797.  They settled on the western prairies.  

4

Youngest son Simon-Athanase, called Simonet, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1780, married cousin Marie Constance, called Constance, daughter of Amand Braud and Madeleine Clouâtre, at St.-Jacques in January 1799.  Their son Simon-Eugène, called Eugène, was born at St.-Jacques in August 1800, Joseph-Achille, called Achille, was baptized, age 6 months, in November 1803, and Simonet or Pierre Marcellin, called Marcellin, was born posthumously in July 1807.  Simon died in St. James Parish in April 1807; he was only 28 years old.  His oldest son moved to the western prairies, and his two younger sons moved to Bayou Lafourche.  

4a

Achille married Marie Rosalie, called Rosalie, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians François Dugas and Marie Clément, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1825.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche.  

4b

Marcellin married 18-year-old Azélie, another daughter of François Dugas and Marie Clément, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1830.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche.  

4c

Eugène married cousin Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Sonnier and Clémence Breau, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1832.  They remained on the western prairies.  

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A large Breau family came to Louisiana with the first contingent of Maryland exiles in 1766 and joined their cousins on the Acadian Coast.  A widower and his young son, and a young bachelor, also may have been in the same party:  

Jean-Baptiste Breau, age 41, brother of Alexis and Honoré (who would lead the 1768 expedition to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland), came with second wife Marie-Rose, called Rose, Landry, age 36, and six children--Marguerite, age 19, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, age 17, Jean, age 15, twins Amand and Anne, age 12, and Esther, age 7.  Jean-Baptiste and Rose settled on the left, or east, bank of the river near the boundary between St.-Jacques and Ascension and had no more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Braud and Broussard families, two of them to first cousins.  Jean-Baptiste, his three sons and two of his daughters remained on the river, but two of his daughters moved to the western prairies in the 1770s.  

Pierre Breau, age 26, may have come as a widower with 2-year-old son Paul.  Pierre remarried to a fellow Acadian a decade after he came to the colony and started a new family on the east side of the river at St.-Jacques.

Paul Breau, age 21, came alone. 

Descendants of Pierre BRAUD (c1740-?; Vincent, Pierre)

Pierre, fils, son of Pierre Breau le jeune and Marie-Josèphe Dupuis, was born probably at Minas in c1740, was deported to Maryland in 1755, when the rest of his family was deported to Massachusetts.  According to Acadian genealogist Bona Arsenault, Pierre, fils married twice but does not give his first wife's name; it may have been Marie-Marguerite LeBlanc, and they may have married in Maryland in the early 1760s.  Pierre came to Louisiana from Maryland perhaps with the 1766 party as a widower with 2-year-old son Paul.  Pierre remarried to Brigitte, also called Thérèse, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Forest and Marie Lejeune, at St.-Jacques in January 1776--the first appearance of each of them in Louisiana records.  The following January, Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at St.-Jacques; strangely, son Paul, who would have been only 13 years old that year and who lived to the age of 45, was not with them (was he serving as a young engagé, or hired hand, with another family?).  Their daughters married into the Bertrand, Braud, Landry, and Lavergne families.  Pierre's sons also favored Acadian spouses; two of them remarried twice, with three wives each, and one married four times.  Two of Pierre's grandsons moved to the western prairies.  

1

Oldest son Paul, by his father's first wife, born at Baltimore, Maryland, in c1764, married Marguerite-Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Landry and Marguerite Boudreaux and widow of Firmin Guidry, at Ascension in January 1801.  Their twin sons Cornelius, called Landry, and François-Magloire, sometimes called Magloire, were born at Ascension in August 1801.  Paul died in Ascension Parish in January 1809; he was only 45 years old.  His sons moved to the western prairies.  

1a

Landry married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Leger and Marguerite Boutin of La Butte, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1820.  They remained on the western prairies.  

1b

François Magloire married fellow Acadian Louise Hébert in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in October 1825, and remarried to fellow Acadian Iréné Bourque in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1828.  They remained on the western prairies.  

2

Pierre III, by his father's second wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1781, married Bathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Landry and and Marie Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1808.  Their son Pierre Adolphe, called Adolphe and also Joseph, was born near St. Gabriel in January 1811.  Their daughter married into the Collet family.  Pierre, fils remarried to Héloise, also called Lise, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Madeleine Babin, at the St. Gabriel church in July 1814.  Their son Paul Olivier, called Olivier le jeune, was born near St. Gabriel in June 1815.  Pierre, fils remarried again--his third marriage--to Modeste, daughter of Martin Humbot and Geneviève Carrière, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1824.  At age 49, Pierre remarried yet again--his fourth marriage!--to Françoise Euphrasie, called Euphrasie and Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Simon Landry and Marguerite Babin, at the Donaldsonville church in May 1830.  Their son Abel was born in Ascension Parish in March 1836.  Their daughter married into the Frederic family.  Pierre, fils died in Ascension Parish in October 1839; he was 58 years old.  

2a

Olivier le jeune, by his father's second wife, married first cousin Madeleine Élisabeth, called Élisabeth and Isabelle, daughter of his uncle Alexandre Braud and Martine Thériot, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1840; they had to secure a dispensation of second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Pierre Alexandre, perhaps called Alexandre, was born in Ascension Parish in April 1848 but may have died at age 7 1/2 in October 1855, Antoine Louis or Louis Antoine was born in July 1850 but died at age 4 in July 1854, Jose Zacarias Emilio was born in November 1852, and Vincent Félix in May 1855.  They may have had a son named Pierre who was born in c1854 but died at age 18 months in February 1856.  Olivier le jeune died in Ascension Parish in September 1855; he was only 40 years old. 

2b

Adolphe, by his father's first wife, married Elvina, Elvanie, or Helvina, daughter of fellow Acadians Adélard Babin and Lise Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1841.  Their son Pierre Seth was born in Ascension Parish in April 1842, and Pierre Ernest in August 1847.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux family.  Adolphe remarried to Eugénie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of Jean Henry Huguet and his Acadian wife Madeleine Savoie, at the Donaldsonville church in September 1853.  They settled near Gonzales.  Their son Pierre was born in June 1854, and Pierre Lucien in July 1856. 

2c

Abel, by his father's fourth wife, married cousin Céleste Clothilde, daughter of François Denoux and his Acadian wife Clothilde Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1856; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled near Gonzales.  Their son Pierre Rupert was born in March 1857, Joseph Olivier in February 1859, and Zenon Alzide, perhaps their son, in January 1860. 

3

Olivier, by his father's second wife, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1783, married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Landry, probably at St.-Jacques early in the 1800s, and remarried to cousin Héloise, also called Élise and Lise, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Braud and Anne Guidry, at St. Gabriel in January 1807.  Their son Pierre Eugène, called Eugène, was born near St. Gabriel in December 1807.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Lavergne, and Richard families.  Olivier remarried again--his third marriage--to Félicité, also called Phillis, daughter of French Creole Louis Parent and Monique Saint Eustache, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1820.  Their son Pierre Paul was born near St. Gabriel in June 1821.  Their daughter married into the Dupuy family.  Olivier died near St. Gabriel in August 1823; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parent's names or mention a wife, said that Olivier died at "age 40."  

3a

Eugène, by his father's second wife, married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin LeBlanc and Arthémise Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1837.  They settled near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Pierre was born in February 1842 but died the following May, Pierre Eugène le jeune died at age 8 months in January 1844, and Adam was born in March 1845.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Dupuy, and Poché families.  Eugène died in Iberville Parish in December 1845; he was only 38 years old. 

Adam married Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Siméon Gautreaux and Marie Bourg, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1870. 

3b

Pierre Paul, by his father's third wife, married Victorine, daughter of Sylvain Drosin Lavergne and his Acadian wife Cléonise Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1843.  Pierre Paul remarried to Amelie or Émilie, also called Aurelie, daughter of Oliver Valsin Lavergne and his Acadian wife Carmelite Gaudin, at the St. Gabriel church in January 1845; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of affinity in order to marry.  Their son Paul Elphége was born near St. Gabriel in December 1845, Pierre Enos in February 1852, Ange in October 1854, and Olivier Edgar in February 1860.  Pierre Paul remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie Telvina or Celvina, daughter of Célestin Kling and Justine Descoteaux, at the St. Gabriel church in August 1862; Pierre Paul was 41 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish.  Their son Pierre Edmond was born in September 1869. 

Paul Elphége, by his father's second wife, married cousin Élisabeth Pamela, called Pamela, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Babin and Serasine Braud, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Paul Elphége, fils was born near Gonzales in December 1867. 

4

Alexandre-Joseph or Joseph-Alexandre, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques, in December 1784, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Sylvain LeBlanc and Marie-Josèphe Babin, at Ascension in May 1807, and remarried to Marguerite Delise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Marie Richard and Rose Bourgeois and widow of Simon Braud, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in November 1811.  Their son Alexandre Victorin, called Victorin, was born in Ascension Parish in January 1818.  Their daughter marred into the Babin and Landry families.  Alexandre remarried again--his third marriage--to cousin Martine, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Terriot and Marie Aucoin, at the Donaldson church in January 1821; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their daughters married into the Bouchereau, Braud, and Landry families.  Alexandre died in Ascension Parish in December 1850; he was 66 years old. 

Victorin, by his father's second wife, married Anglo American Sarah Anne Aldridge of New Orleans, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1842.  Victorin died in Ascension Parish in July 1869; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Victorin died at "age 52 years," but he was only 51.  Did he father any sons?

5

Youngest son Jean, by his father's second wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in May 1788, may have died young.  

Descendants of Paul BRAUD (c1745-1795; Vincent, ?)

Paul, son of ____ Breau and Élisabeth ____, was born probably at Pigiguit in c1745.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  Colonial officials counted him with a sister and his widowed mother at Port Tobacco on the lower Potomac in July 1763.  He seems to have come to Louisiana alone in 1766.  Three years later, Spanish officials counted him on lot number 151 on the left, or east, bank of the river at Cabanocé; he was still a bachelor.  He married fellow Acadian Marie-Marthe LeBlanc, widow of Canadian Jacques Lachaussé, at either Cabanocé or nearby Ascension in c1770.  They settled at Ascension, where they were counted on the left bank of the river in 1777.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Paul remarried to Élisabeth, or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry of Pigiguit, at Ascension in December 1782.  Their daughters married into the Richard family.  Paul died at Ascension in January 1795; he was only 50 years old.  He fathered nearly a dozen sons by his two wives, but most of his sons died young.  His sons who did marry settled in Ascension and Iberville parishes.  

1

Oldest son Jérôme-Raymond or -Rosémond, called Raymond, from his father's first wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in August 1771, married Anne-Rosalie-Anastasie or Anastasie-Rosalie, called Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Mathurin Landry and Anne Landry, at Ascension in August 1792.  Their son Sabin-Rosémond, called Rosémond, was born at Ascension on February 1793, Simon-Nabor or -Nabord, also called Nabor-Simon, in July 1796, Étienne-Anaclet, called Anaclet, in July 1801, and Adélard Joseph or Joseph Adélard, in January 1811.  Their daughters married into the Comes, LeBlanc, and Theriot families.  Raymond died in Ascension Parish in September 1829; he was 60 years old.  

1a

Simon Nabor married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc and Anne Marthe Blanchard, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1817.  Their son Séverin Édouard was born in Ascension Parish in November 1817, Joseph Adélard le jeune in September 1827, Simon Philippe in March 1835, and Jean Baptiste Augustave in January 1842 but died at age 1 1/2 in July 1843.  Their daughters married into the Bourdier, Comes, Fortier, and St. Cyr families.  Nabor died in Ascension Parish in October 1857; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Nabor died at "age 60 years"; he was 61. 

Séverin Édouard married Ursule Elise or Elisca, daughter of French Creole Pierre St. Cyr and Zoraide Maurousse, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1842; Séverin's sister Anaïs married Ursule's brother Joseph.  Séverin and Ursule's son Ambroise Nestan was born in Ascension Parish in December 1845, Joseph Numa in April 1843, Lestang died at age 18 months in June 1847, Simon Amédée was born in February 1848, and Séverin René in July 1853.  At age 52, Séverin Édouard remarried to Mary, daughter of Thomas Wall and Ellen Mellia, at the Donaldsonville church in April 1869. 

Joseph Adélard le jeune, called J. Adélard by the recording priest, married Anne, daughter of John Fallon and Margaret Hewett, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1853.  Their son Jean Vincent was born in Ascension Parish in May 1854 but died at age 8 months in February 1855, Joseph Arthur was born in July 1857 but died 6 weeks later, Joseph Anathole died at age 5 days in November 1858, and François Henri was born in October 1859.

Simon Philippe may have died in Ascension Parish in March 1862.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Philippe, as he called him, died at "age 26 years."  Simon Philippe would have been 27.  Did he marry? 

1b

Étienne Anaclet married cousin Apolline, daughter of fellow Acadian Bénoni Landry and his Creole wife Marie Jeanne Chauvin, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in March 1821.  Their son Joseph Marillo or Maurille was born in Ascension Parish in September 1826, Norbert Adolphe in December 1829 but died at age 1 month in January 1830, Jean René was born in July 1831, André Raymond, called Raymond, in November 1833 but died the day after his birth, Jules Joseph was born in June 1837 but died at age 2 in June 1839, Pierre Étienne was born in April 1839, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in June 1843, and Jérôme Arthur was born in October 1844 but died the following April.  They also had a son named Étienne Félix, called Félix.  Their daughter married into the Leroy family.  Étienne Anaclet died in Ascension Parish in August 1864, age 63. 

Jean René died in Ascension Parish in March 1853.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean René died at "age 23 years," but he was only 21.  He probably did not marry. 

Joseph Maurille married Émelie, daughter of Zenon Blouin and his Acadian wife Émilie LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1853.

Félix married Glorvia or Glorvina, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Martial Capburn, Capber, or Cabern and his Acadian wife Célestine Gaudet, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1866.

1c

Joseph Adélard married cousin Marie Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse Landry and Henriette Blanchard, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1838.  Their son Paul Adolphe was born in Ascension Parish in April 1839, and Pierre Sabin.  Joseph Adélard died in Ascension Parish in November 1858; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Adélard, as he called him, died at "age 47 years," so this was him. 

During the War of 1861-65, Pierre Sabin served in the Donaldsonville Artillery, raised in Ascension Parish, which fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of General R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.

2

Anselme-Simon, called Simon, from his father's first wife, born at Ascension in April 1773, married Marguerite-Elise or -Idalisia, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Marie Richard and Rose Bourgeois, at St.-Jacques, downriver from Ascension, in May 1794.  Their son Jérôme-Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born at Ascension in June 1796, Étienne-Séraphin in August 1798 but died at age 9 months in May 1799, Simon-Damasene died 9 days after his birth in October 1800, Pierre- or Simon-Onésime, called Onésime and also Elezime, was born in April 1802, Pierre Eugène in June 1804, Victorin Étienne in August 1806 but died at age 3 in November 1809, and Henry Simon was born in March 1809.  Simon died in Ascension Parish in November 1809; he was only 36 years old.  Two of his sons died at age 18 before they could marry.  His other sons created families of their own.  

2a

Leufroi married French Creole Marcelline Duplantier, widow of Bernard Raffray, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in April 1815.  Their son Simon Alexandre, also called Rodolphe Simon, was born in Ascension Parish in March 1816, and Rosémond Leufroi in May 1818.  Leufroi died in Ascension Parish in June 1820; he was only 26 years old.  

Simon married Lise, daughter of Jacques Auguste Sompeyrac and Apolline Vessier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1835.  Their son Rosémond Rodolphe Simon, called Rodolphe, was born in Ascension Parish in July 1836, and Joseph Cécilien in December 1838. 

Rodolphe "of Ascension Parish" married Cécile, also called Marie Marguerite, daughter of German Creole John B. Ory and Marcelline Becnel, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in October 1860.  They lived near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph Fernand was born in August 1861, Simon Paul in September 1866, and Joseph Albert Willy in March 1869. 

Joseph Cécilien married Marie Theresia or Theresina, daughter of Martial Capbern and his Acadian wife Célestine Gaudet, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1870. 

Rosémond Leufroi married Marie Ursule, called Ursule, another daughter of Jacques Auguste Sompeyrac and Apolline Vessier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1837.  Their daughters married into the Billon and Guidry families.  Rosémond may have died in Ascension Parish in August 1846; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Rosémond died at "age 26 yrs.," but Rosémond Leufroi would have been 28.  Did he father any sons? 

2b

Pierre Eugène died in Ascension Parish in August 1822.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry.  

2c

Onésime married Marie Eléonore, Éléonise, or Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Hébert and Marie Nathalie Aucoin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1823.  Their son Simon Namorin or Nemorin, called Nemorin, was born in Ascension Parish in September 1824, Bertin Florence or Laurent Bertin in September 1826, and Pierre Théodule, called Théodule, in December 1828. 

Nemorin married cousin Pamelia, also called Amelia and Camelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Hébert and his Creole wife Mathilde Lambremont, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1847.  They lived near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Nery was born in c1847 but died at age 6 in September 1853, Paul Augustin was born in February 1850, and Joseph in November 1854.  Their daughters married into the Landry and Rodrigue families.  Nemorin died in Ascension Parish in December 1856; he was only 32 years old. 

Laurent Bertin married Rose Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Maximilien Babin and Rose Julie Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1848.  Did Laurent Bertin father any sons? 

Pierre Théodule probably died in Ascension Parish March 1859.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Théodule, as he called him, died at "age 30 years," the age Pierre Théodule would have been.  Did he marry? 

2d

Henry died in Ascension Parish in October 1827.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry.  

3

Étienne, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in November 1776, married Victoire, also called Antoinette, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Babin and Madeleine Babin, at Ascension in February 1797.  Their son Pierre-Simon or -Edmond, also called Edmond-Pierre and Raymond, was born at Ascension in November 1797, Laurent-Derosier, -Derozin, or -Drauzin, also called Rosier and L. Derosier, in August 1802, and Richard Damas in December 1804.  Their daughter married a Babin cousin.  Étienne died in Ascension Parish in September 1820; he was only 43 years old.  

3a

Edmond Pierre married Adèle Marcelline, called Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jérôme Dugas and Élisabeth Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Edmond Jérôme, a twin, was born in Ascension Parish in November 1827, François Marin or Marius in March 1831 but died age 5 months the following August, Étienne Dava was born in November 1832 and Joseph Osémé, called Osémé, in July 1835 but died on the same day, ages 3 and 1, in September 1836.  Edmond Pierre may have died in Ascension Parish in February 1862; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Raymond, as he called him, died at "age 66 years"; Edmond Pierre would have been 64. 

Edmond Jérôme died in Ascension Parish in April 1847.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry. 

3b

Laurent Derosier married Madeleine, daughter of Frenchman Pierre Denoux, also called Gaillard, and Marie Lagrange and widow of Charles Joseph Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Étienne Ovide, called Ovide, was born in Ascension Parish in December 1827, Pierre Léon, called Léon, in November 1829, Laurent Telesphore in December 1833 but died at age 3 in 1836, and twins Paul Olyme, called Olyme, and Vincent Osémé, called Osémé, were born in July 1836.  Their daughters married into the Babin, LeBlanc, and Saurage families, one of them on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Ovide married Odile, also called Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Norbert Melançon and Marie Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1851.  They lived near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes. 

Léon married Laurenza or Lorenza, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dupuy and Sarazine Orillion, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1855.  They settled near Plaquemine.  Their son Joseph Fenimore was born in July 1859, Laurent Venu in May 1861, and Laurent Léon in July 1863. 

Olyme died in Iberville Parish in February 1859 and was buried in St. Raphaël Cemetery, on the west bank of the river.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry. 

Osémé married Azélie, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Joseph Emmanuel Billion, Bellion, or Billon Morin and his Acadian wife Joséphine Richard, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1866.

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Richard Damas married Marie Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuy and Marcellite Blanchard, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1830.  They settled near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Richard Eugène was born in November 1834, and Joseph Cornelius, perhaps called J. Cornelius, in November 1846.  Richard Damas died in Ascension Parish in August 1853; he was only 48 years old. 

Richard Eugène may have died in Ascension Parish in July 1853.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Eugène, as he called him, died at "age 18 years," so this probably was him.  He probably did not marry. 

J. Cornelius married fellow Acadian Marie Elina Gravois "on [the] plantation of Dr. E. Duffell" in Ascension Parish in June 1870; the marriage was recorded at the Donaldsonville church. 

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Hippolyte-Amand, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in July 1778, died at age 2 in September 1780.  

5

Pierre-Anselme, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in April 1780, died at age 5 months the following September.

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Anaclet, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension in July 1785, also may have died young.  

7

Charles, by his father's second wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in March 1787, died in November 1809.  He was only 22 years old and did not marry.

8

Pierre-Valentine, by his father's second wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in October 1788, died at age 2 1/2 in August 1791.

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Victor, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension in July 1790, died at age 1 in August 1791.  

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Joseph-Grégoire, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension in February 1792, married Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Joseph Dupuis and Ludivine Landry and widow of Joseph Richard, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1813.  Their son, name unrecorded, died near St. Gabriel a day after his birth in August 1814.  Joseph remarried to cousin Marguerite, daughter of Michel Braud and Perpetué Landry, at the St. Gabriel church in September 1818.  Their son Valmond was born near St. Gabriel in c1819 but died at age 3 in August 1822, and Treville Séverin was born in February 1825.  Joseph may have died near St. Gabriel in July 1843; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was "nat. of Ascension parish" and died at "age 52 yrs.," so this probably was him. 

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Youngest son Laurent, by his father's second wife, born at Ascension in August 1793, married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Richard and Rose Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1813.  Their son Laurent Joachim was born near St. Gabriel in February 1816, and an infant, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 1 in July 1823.  Their daughter married into the Cole or Colle family.  Laurent died in Iberville Parish in April 1851; the St. Gabriel priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Laurent died at "age 59 years," but he was 57. 

Laurent Joachim married double cousin Madeleine Uranie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simonet Richard and Marguerite Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1838.  Their son Maurice Florian was born near St. Gabriel in September 1840 but died probably in Ascension Parish the following April, and Thomas Adam was born in December 1849.  Laurent Joachim died near St. Gabriel in June 1853; he was only 37 years old. 

Jean BRAUD (c1751-; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Jean, second son of Jean-Baptiste Breau and his first wife Élisabeth Henry, was born probably at Pigiguit in c1751. The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1766 and, with his father and stepmother, settled at Ascension, upriver from St.-Jacques.  In 1777, Spanish officials found him upriver at St.-Gabriel, still on the east bank, still a bachelor, living alone; the census revealed that he had 12 head of cattle, 8 hogs, and 18 fowl on 6 arpents of land, so he was doing well for himself.  He may not have married.   

Descendants of Amand BRAUD (c1754-1807; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Amand, son of Jean-Baptiste Breau and his second wife Marie-Rose Landry, and half-brother of Jean, was born probably at Pigiguit in c1754.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1766 and, with his father and stepmother, moved to Ascension, upriver from St.-Jacques.  He married cousin Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Georges Clouâtre and Blanche Breau, at St.-Jacques in July 1779.  Amand and Madeleine evidently lived near the boundary of St.-Jacques and Ascension districts.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Braud, Landry, LeBlanc, and Mollere families.  Amand remarried to Céleste, also called Colastie, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Landry and Osite Landry and widow of Alain Babin, at Ascension in July 1802.  Their daughter married into the Bourgeois family.  Amand died in St. James Parish in August 1807; the priest who recorded his burial said that Amand was 50 years old when he died, but he was closer to 53.  

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Older son Joseph, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in July 1788, married Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Bergeron dit d'Amboise, fils and Marie Foret, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1811.  Joseph died in St. James Parish in January 1812; he was only 24 years old.  His family line probably died with him.  

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Younger son Jean Pierre Émile, by his father's second wife, born in St. James Parish in September 1804, may have died young. 

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Two Breau wives emigrated to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767 and settled at the new Acadian community of St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, also called St.-Gabriel de Manchac, on the river above Cabanocé/St.-Jacques:  

Marguerite Breau, age 28, came with husband Ignace Babin, age 26, and their infant daughter.  She died at St.-Gabriel by 1777, when her husband was listed in a census as a widower.  

Marie Breau, age 25, came with husband Amand Richard, age 23, father-in-law Pierre Richard, age 55, a Boudrot orphan, age 12, and two children, ages 3 and 1.  Marie remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Sonnier of Petitcoudiac, at St.-Jacques in August 1777.  She died a widow in St. James Parish in June 1826, in her mid-80s.  

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The largest contingent of Breaus to come to Louisiana--over 50 individuals, including a dozen families, four of them headed by widows, and several wives, one of the largest single Acadian family groups to come to the colony--arrived in February 1768 from Port Tobacco, Maryland, as part of an extended family of 150 Acadians led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit.  Spanish Governor Antonio de Ulloa insisted that they settle at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, far from other Acadian communities.  The Breaus, who had relatives at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques and St.-Gabriel, refused to go to Natchez, but the governor would not relent.  He threatened to deport Alexis, Honoré, and their families if they did not go where he told them to go.  To escape the governor's wrath, Alexis and Honoré went into hiding while Spanish soldiers escorted the rest of their clan upriver to the isolated post; it took them an entire month, from February to March, to get there.  In late 1769, after a revolt against Ulloa had ousted the unpopular governor, his successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, allowed the Breaus and their families to settle where they wanted.  None of them remained at Natchez.  They moved to where their kinsmen had settled on the Acadian Coast, at St.-Jacques, Ascension, and San Gabriel, where they had wanted to go all along:

Marguerite Gautrot, age 63, widow of Pierre Breau, came with daughters Marie-Josèphe, age 22, and Marie-Rose, age 20.  Marguerite moved to Ascension after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  Marie-Josèphe married into the Lejeune family and settled in the Opelousas District.  Marie-Rose moved to Ascension and St.-Gabriel and married into the Orillion family.  

Jean-Charles Breau, age 35, son of Marguerite Gautrot, came with wife Marie Benoit, age 31, and four children--Michel, age 13, Marguerite, age 9, Ludivine, age 6, and Simon, age 2.  A sister, Marie, age unrecorded, also may have come with him and his family.  After the Spanish released them from Natchez, they moved to San Gabriel, where Jean-Charles and Marie had more children.  Sister Marie married three times, into the Babin, Foret, and Landry families, at San Gabriel and nearby Ascension and settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Charles's daughter Ludivine, twice a widow, died near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1856, in her early 90s--one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join her ancestors.  

Claire Trahan, age 61, widow of Charles Breau, came with four unmarried children--Pierre, age 27, Élisabeth, age 25, Anne-Gertrude, age 23, and Madeleine, age 21.  Claire died at San Luìs de Natchez in June 1768, only a few weeks after she arrived there.  Daughter Madeleine moved to St-Jacques after the Spanish released them from Natchez, married into the Benoit family, followed her husband to the Opelousas District, and remarried to Michel Cormier of Prairie des Femmes.  Son Pierre settled on the Acadian Coast but probably did not marry.  Anne-Gertrude and Élisabeth became Ursuline nuns in New Orleans. 

Antoine Breau, age 32, likely a son of Claire Trahan, came with wife Marguerite Landry, age 32, and five children--Scholastique, age 17, Joseph, age 14, Charles, age 9, Perpétué, age 7, and Marie-Rose, age 4.  Antoine and Marguerite had no more children in Louisiana.  After the Spanish released them from Natchez, they moved to San Gabriel, where Antoine died by March 1777, when his wife was listed in a census there as a widow.  Their daughters married into the Landry family and remained on the river.  Their sons also settled on the river.  

Anne Breau, age 60, widow of Jean-Baptiste Dupuis, came with three grown children, ages 29, 24, and 18.  Anne may have died at Natchez.  Her children moved to Ascension after the Spanish released them.  

Alexis Breau, age 44, came with wife Madeleine Trahan, age 45, and six children--Honoré le jeune, age 21, Joseph, age 17, Charles, age 15, Marie, age 11, Anastasie, age 6, and Alexis, fils, age 3.  They moved to St.-Jacques after the Spanish released their kinsmen from Natchez, but Alexis and Madeleine had no more children in the colony.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family.  

Honoré Breau, age 37, came with wife Anne-Madeleine Trahan, age 36, and three children--Madeleine, age 14, Élisabeth, or Isabelle, age 3, and Joseph-Honoré, age 1.  After the Spanish released his kinsmen from Natchez, they moved to St.-Jacques, where Honoré and Anne-Madeleine had more children.  

Joseph-Charles Breau, age 34, brother of Alexis and Honoré, came with wife Marie-Josèphe Landry, age 36, and four children--Marguerite, age 8, Joseph-Marie, age 5, Claire, age 3, and infant Charles.  After the Spanish released them from Natchez, they moved to San Gabriel, where they had more children, including more sons. 

Marguerite Landry, age 33, widow of Simon-Pierre Breau, came with five children--Marie-Anne, called Anne, age 14, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, age 13, Hélène, age 3, and twin infants Augustin and Marianne.  Her oldest daughter, perhaps the only one of her daughters to survive childhood, married into the Rivet family and settled at St.-Jacques after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  Her younger son probably did not survive childhood, but her older son settled at Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques.  

Jean Breau, age 32, came with wife Marie _____, age 27, and two children--Marie, age 3, and newborn Jean-Baptiste.  One wonders where they resettled after the Spanish released them from Natchez.

Marguerite-Hélène Breau, age 31, came with husband François-Marie Babin, age 26, two Babin orphans, ages 12 and 7, and two sons, ages 4 and 1.  They moved to Ascension after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  

Cécile Breau, age 30, widow of Georges Clouâtre, came with three children, ages 7, 6, and 3.  After the Spanish released them from Natchez, they moved to St.-Jacques, where Cécile remarried to Charles, son of fellow Acadian Jean Gaudet, in May 1768.  Cécile died in St. James Parish in July 1815, in her late 70s.  

Rose-Osite Landry, age 30, widow of Janvier Breau, came with three daughters--Marguerite, age 5, Madeleine, age 3, and Marie, an infant.  They moved to San Gabriel after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  Rose-Osite's older daughters married into the Hébert, Lambremont, and LeBlanc families.  

Bibianne Breau, age 24, came with sister Marguerite, age 20, and brother Joseph, age 15.  Bibianne married into the Babin family at San Luìs de Natchez and moved to Ascension after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  Marguerite married into the Chauvin family at Ascension and died there in October 1775, only 27 years old.  Joseph also settled at Ascension.  

Descendants of Honoré BRAUD l'aîné (c1731-?; Vincent, Antoine)

Honoré, third son of Alexandre Breau and Marie Dugas, born at Pigiguit in c1731, married Anne-Madeleine Trahan probably at Pigiguit in the early 1750s.  The British transported him, his wife, and their infant daughter to Maryland in 1755.  They were held at Port Tobacco on the lower Potomac.  Along with older brother Alexis, he organized the emigration of 150 kinsmen to Louisiana in 1768; by then he and his wife had three children, including an infant son.  When Spanish Governor Ulloa insisted that the Breau clan settle at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, far from the other Acadian communities on the lower Mississippi, Honoré and his brother refused to go there.  The governor threatened to deport them and their families, so he and Alexis went into hiding with their families.  Honoré and Alexis certainly encouraged and probably participated in the revolt against Ulloa in the fall of 1768.  Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, after crushing the revolt in August 1769, allowed the Breaus to settle where they wanted.  They chose St.-Jacques, where their older brother Jean-Baptiste had settled in 1766.  Honoré and Anne-Madeleine had more children, all daughters, at St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Quintero, Ququerier, and Simoneaux families.  One of their daughters and their only son settled on Bayou Lafourche.  

Joseph-Honoré, called Honoré, fils, born probably at Port Tobacco, Maryland, in c1767, married cousin Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan and Marie Duhon, at St.-Jacques in April 1789 and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

Descendants of Joseph-Charles BRAUD (c1734-1770s; Vincent, Antoine)

Joseph-Charles, fourth son of Alexandre Breau and Marie Dugas, born at Pigiguit in c1734, married Marie-Josèphe Landry probably at Pigiguit in c1755.  That same year, the British deported them to Maryland, where they had a number of children.  They came to Louisiana in 1768 with the expedition led by his brothers Alexis and Honoré, who defied Spanish Governor Ulloa and his settlement scheme.  Ulloa threatened to deport his brothers and their families for their defiance, against which Joseph-Charles loudly protested; as a result, he probably was the Joseph Braud whom the commandant at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, Lieutenant Pedro Piernas, traduced to Governor Ulloa soon after the Acadians reached the fort.  If Joseph-Charles did not participate in the revolt against Ulloa in the fall of 1768, he, with his brothers, certainly encouraged it.  When Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, released the Acadians from Natchez, Joseph-Charles chose to settle at San Gabriel, where other Acadians from Maryland had gone in 1767.  Joseph-Charles and Marie-Josèphe had more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Hébert, Landry, and Melançon families.  A great-grandson, Joseph Arsène Breaux of Iberia Parish, served as chief justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court in the early 1900s. 

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Oldest son Joseph-Marie, born in Maryland in c1763, married Marie-Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of Anglo American Joseph Hamilton of Maryland at St.-Gabriel in July 1786.  Their son Joseph Allain, called Allain, was born near Bayou Goula, on the west bank of the river, in June 1788.  Joseph-Marie died by February 1792, when his wife remarried at San Gabriel. 

Joseph Allain married Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Marie Landry and Brigitte Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1813.  They may have settled near Bayou Goula.  Their son Joseph Dellfone was born near St. Gabriel in November 1813, Paul Ruben in May 1818 but died at age 10 in September 1828, Jean Baptiste was baptized at the St. Gabriel church, age 6 months, in April 1820, Florentin was born in October 1825 but died at age 11 in July 1837, and Joseph Alphonse died at age 2 1/2 in April 1836.  Their daughters married into the Godefroy and Menslage families.  Joseph Allain died perhaps near Bayou Goula in January 1848; he was 61 years old. 

2

Charles, born either in Maryland or at San Luìs de Natchez in c1768, married cousin Marie-Rosalie, called Rosalie, another daughter of Paul-Marie Landry and Brigitte Babin, at St.-Gabriel in February 1796; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Charles-Grégoire, called Grégoire, was born at St.-Gabriel in April 1803, Joseph Valéry in October 1804 but died the following December, Ursin was born in October 1805, Leufroi in July 1807, and Julien Donat in December 1809.  Their daughters married into the Landry, LeBlanc, and Melançon families.  Strangely, most of Charles's sons came of age but died before they could establish families of their own. 

2a

Grégoire died near St. Gabriel in November 1828.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry.  

2b

Julien Donat died near St. Gabriel in January 1830.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry.  

2c

Leufroi died near St. Gabriel in July 1831.  He was only 24 years old and probably did not marry.  

2d

Ursin died near St. Gabriel in April 1843.  He was only 37 years old and, like his brothers, probably did not marry. 

3

Arsène, born probably at Ascension in the early 1770s, married Marie-Geneviève, called Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Daigre, at St.-Gabriel in January 1798.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born near St. Gabriel in October 1804, Pierre Eugène, called Eugène, in March 1808, Arsène, fils, a twin, in August 1812, Joseph Arvillien or Orillien, in September 1815, and a child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died at birth in May 1819.  They also had an older son named Joseph.  Their daughters married into the Allain, Bourgeois (Foreign French, not Acadian), Comeaux, Henry, and Landry families.  Arsène died near St. Gabriel in May 1830; the priest who recorded his burial did not give Arsène's age at the time of his death, but he probably died in his late 50s; the priest did note, however, that Arsène was "found dead in the woods after several weeks absence."   Arsène's sons also settled in Iberville Parish.  A grandson served as chief justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court. 

3a

Jean Baptiste married Marie Uranie or Ursine, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse LeBlanc and Marie Anne Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1827.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born near St. Gabriel in February 1829 but died the following September.  Their daughter married into the Haase family.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Marguerite, daughter of Anglo American Michael Walsh and Eugènie McGuinlly, at the St. Gabriel church in July 1836.  Their son Joseph Arsène was born near Bayou Goula in February 1838, and Jean Baptiste Émile in November 1849.  Jean Baptiste's oldest surviving son, who became chief justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court in the early 1900s, settled west of the Atchafalaya Basin after the War of 1861-65.

Joseph Arsène, by his father's second wife, was educated in local private schools before attending Georgetown College in Kentucky, where he earned his B.A. degree.  In 1859, he earned a law degree at the University of Louisiana, now Tulane, was admitted to the bar, practiced law in Iberville Parish, and was publisher of the newspaper The Weekly Magnolia at Plaquemine in 1861.  He married Eugénia M., daughter of Foreign Frenchman Thomas Mille and his Acadian wife Pauline Dupuy, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in April 1861.  In September 1862 at Plaquemine, Joseph A., age 24, enlisted in Company G of the 30th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. John the Baptiste Parish, which fought in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.  Joseph A. also served in Company B of that regiment.  (Interestingly, an older cousin of his from Lafayette Parish, Gustave A. Breaux, served briefly as captain of Company G and then as colonel of the 30th Regiment.  Two biographers insists that Joseph A. was a captain in the 30th Regiment, that he served as "private and orderly sergeant" in the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, and as "lieutenant and adjutant" in the 8th Louisiana Regiment Cavalry, but Confederate records do not support this).  A wartime record describes Joseph A. as having a dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes, and standing 5 feet 6 inches tall.  Joseph A. remained with the 30th, which became a battalion in March 1863, until June 1864, when he was captured at the Battle of Big Shanty, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign.  The federals sent him to Nashville, Tennessee, to the military prison at Louisville, Kentucky, and then to the prisoner-of-war compound at Rock Island Barracks, Illinois, where he spent the rest of the war.  He took the oath of allegiance to the United States government at Rock Island in June 1865 and made his way home as best he could.   Reunited with his family, he chose to settle not in his native Iberville Parish but in Lafayette Parish on the western prairies, where he resumed the practice of the law.  In 1867, he "superintended the distribution of food during [a] yellow fever epidemic."  He moved to Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in 1868 and then to New Iberia, the seat of the newly-created Iberia Parish, where he continued practicing law; a local historian notes that he was "Probably the first lawyer to live in New Iberia."  He was "Associated with the P. L. Renoudet Lumber Company of New Iberia" in 1879 and was founder and first president of New Iberia National Bank.  From 1880 to 1888, he was a member of the Iberia Parish School Board and served as superintendant of parish schools.  In 1888, he was elected state superintendant of public education, during which he "compiled school laws of [the] state and court decisions relating to those laws."  In April 1890, he was appointed an associate justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court and served as chief justice of that body from 1904 until his retirement in 1914.  He donated a large sum of money to the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, which named its administration building after him.  He served on the boards of Tulane University, his law school alma mater, as well as the Louisiana State Museum, and was active in Confederate veteran affairs as a member of the United Confederate Veterans Camp No. 9.  In September 1925, he pledged 50 acres of land on the west bank of Bayou Teche north of St. Martinville as the site of a Longfellow-Evangeline memorial park; today it is the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site.  Joseph A. died at New Orleans in July 1926, age 88, and was buried in Metairie Cemetery. 

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Joseph married Marie Cécile, daughter of Joseph Capdeville and his Acadian wife Marie Modeste Henry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1829.  Did they have any children? 

3c

Eugène married Uranie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Landry and Marguerite Richard, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1834, and remarried to cousin Virginie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Michel Lambremont and his Acadian wife Marie Louise Braud, at the St. Gabriel church in July 1838; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Eugène remarried again--his third marriage--to cousin Marie Odille, daughter of French Creole Rosémond Lambremont and his Acadian wife Clementine Braud, at the St. Gabriel church in October 1852. 

3d

Joseph Arvillien married Anne Celina, Celima, or Catalina, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Hébert and Émilie Comeaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1836.  They settled near Bayou Goula on the west bank of the river.  Their son Joseph Alexandre was born in November 1836, Arvillien Amour, Armour, or Armours, called Arvie, in July 1839, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in October 1840, and another child, name unrecorded, died soon after birth in January 1854.  Their daughters married into the Allain and Hébert families. 

Joseph Alexandre married double cousin Odillia, daughter of fellow Acadians Étienne Comeaux and Céleste Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1860.

Arvillien Armours married double cousin Lotitia, Lutitia, or Laetitia, daughter of his cousin Zéphirin Braud and Euphémie Comeaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Louis Zéphirin was born in Iberville Parish in March 1862, Joseph Laurent in August 1866, and Ansel in April 1868. 

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Arsène, fils married Marie Rosalie, daughter of Jean Lambremont and Anne Marguerite Hamilton and widow of his first cousin Eribert Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1837.

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Louis, also called François, a twin, born at Ascension in June 1774, married cousin Marie-Josèphe or Josephine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Henry and and Cécile Breau, at St.-Gabriel in July 1800.  Their son Louis-Dorville, called Dorville and Léandre, was born at St.-Gabriel in February 1803, a son, name unrecorded, perhaps Pierre Eribert, called Eribert and Hébert, in November 1804, Arsène Marcellin or Firmin in April 1807 but died at age 7 in July 1814, Mathurin Zéphirin, called Zéphirin, was born in November 1809, and Joseph Nicaise in December 1813.  Their daughters married into the Lambremont and Landry families. 

4a

Louis Dorville married Marie Sophie, called Sophie, daughter of Louis Boush and Hélène Hamilton, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1825.  Their son, name unrecorded, died near St. Gabriel at age 1 in August 1826, Louis Dorville, fils was born in July 1827, Joseph Lazin or Lezin in June 1830 but died at age 1 in August 1831, Dorville was born in c1833 but died at age 1 in August 1834, Arcade died at age 10 months in November 1835, and Joseph Henri was born in July 1836.  They also had a son named Adolphe.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Dorville, père remarried to Marie Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Joseph Landry and his Creole wife Rosalie Marguerite Capdeville and widow of François Boush, at the St. Gabriel church in January 1839.  They settled near Bayou Goula on the west bank of the river.  Their son Calixte Aristide was born in October 1842 but died the following February. 

Adolphe, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Athanaise, daughter of Rosémond Lambremont and his Acadian wife Clementine Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1855; Athanaise's mother was Adolphe's paternal aunt, so the couple had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Adolphe Waldo was born in Iberia Parish in March 1857 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1858 and was buried in St. Raphaël Cemetery, and Rosémond was born in February 1861. 

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Eribert married Marie Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Jean Lambremont and Anne Marguerite Hamilton, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1828.  Their son Joseph Roger was born near St. Gabriel, Demonville in c1833 but died at age 2 in August 1835, and Paul died 7 days after his birth in June 1835.  A daughter, Herminie, also died in August 1835; she was only 5 years old.  Eribert died near St. Gabriel in August 1835 as well; he was only 30 years old.  One can only imagine what Marie Rosalie endured during that terrible summer of 1835 when she lost two sons, a daughter, and a husband in a two-month period.  She remarried to Eribert's younger first cousin, Arsène Braud, fils, in May 1837 and helped create another family.  Eribert's line of the family ended when oldest son Joseph Roger died at age 8 in December 1839--another personal tragedy for the long-suffering Marie Rosalie Lambremont.  

4c

Mathurin Zéphirin married Anne Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Comeaux and his Creole wife Joséphine Lambremont, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1837.  Their son James Monroe, perhaps called Monroe, was born near St. Gabriel in November 1846.  Their daughter married a Braud cousin. 

Monroe may have married Ada Waily.  Their son James Award was born in Iberville Parish in June 1867.

Descendants of Jean-Charles BRAUD (c1733-1784; Vincent, Antoine)

Jean-Charles, son of Pierre Breau and Marguerite Gautrot and first cousin of Alexis et al., was born probably at Pigiguit in c1733.  Jean-Charles married Marie Benoit probably at Minas on the eve of Le Grand Dérangement.  The British deported them to Maryland in 1755, where they were counted at Port Tobacco in July 1763 with two children and an orphan.  They came to Louisiana in 1768 with the Breau party and followed them to San Luìs de Natchez, where one of their sons was born and another may have died.  After General Alejandro O'Reilly released them from Natchez, they moved to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, where other Maryland exiles had settled.  They had more children, including another son, at St.-Gabriel.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Berteau, Blanchard, Gautreaux, and Melançon families.  Jean-Charles died at St.-Gabriel in March 1784; he was only 50 years old.  Most of his sons settled in nearby Ascension Parish, others farther down in St. James.  One son moved to upper Bayou Lafourche in the 1810s.    

1

Oldest son Michel, also called Charles, born probably at Minas in c1754, married Marie-Perpétué, called Perpétué, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Landry and Anne Babin, at St.-Jacques, downriver from St.-Gabriel, in February 1777.  Their son Michel, fils was born at St.-Gabriel in May 1779, Étienne-Urbin, called Urbin, in July 1783, Joseph-Manuel, called Manuel, in December 1784, Jean-Baptiste in February 1792, Joseph-Raphaël, called Raphaël, in November 1793, and Casimir in March 1798.  Their daughters married into the Braud, Dupuis, Durham, Hatch, Hébert, and Part families.  Michel, père died in Ascension Parish in November 1812; the priest who recorded his burial said that Michel was 59 years old when he died. 

1a

Manuel le jeune married ______ probably in St. James Parish by 1806.  He died in Ascension Parish in January 1813.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Manuel was 22 years old when he died, but he was 28.  He probably did not marry. 

1b

Michel, fils married Henriette, daughter of French Creole Michel Judice and Marie-Jeanne Croisset, at Ascension in May 1807.  Their son, name and age unrecorded, died in Ascension Parish in July 1811.  Their daughter married into the Roth family.  Michel, fils died in Ascension Parish in July 1823; he was only 44 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

1c

Urbin married Marie Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin Dupuis and Marie Rose Thériot, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in August 1810.  Their son Étienne Urbin, fils, called Urbin, was born posthumously in Ascension Parish in September 1817 but died at age 2 in November 1819.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux family.  Urbin, père died in Ascension Parish in December 1816; the priest who recorded his burial said that Urbin was 29 years old when he died, but he was 33.  His line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

1d

Raphaël died in Ascension Parish in November 1812.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry.  

1e

Jean Baptiste married Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadians Anselme Landry and Françoise Blanchard and widow of Eusèbe Babin, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1820.  Their son Jean Baptiste Célestin was born in Ascension Parish in August 1825.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Richard families.  Jean Baptiste, père may have died in Ascension Parish in March 1829, in his late 30s. 

1f

Casimir married Céleste _____ probably in Ascension Parish in the 1820s.  Their son Pierre was born in Ascension Parish in June 1826. 

2

 Simon, born in Maryland in c1766, probably died young. 

3

Louis, also called Louis-Jean, born at either Fort San Luìs de Natchez in c1768 or St.-Gabriel d'Iberville in c1769, married Marie-Anne or Anne-Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Bourgeois and , at St.-Jacques in January 1788.  Their son Simon le jeune was born at St.-Jacques in December 1794, Pierre-Louis in May 1797, Valéry in July 1802, Paul Louis in March 1805, Louis Drosin in February 1808, Jean Marcellin was baptized (the priest said buried), age 3 months, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in December 1810, and Joseph Joachim, called Joachim, was born in Assumption Parish in April 1815.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Part, and Richard families.  As the birth of his youngest son reveals, Louis moved his family to upper Bayou Lafourche in 1810s.  His married sons remained there. 

4

Youngest son Jean-Emmanuel or -Manuel, born at St.-Gabriel in May 1775, married cousin Marie Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Simon Gautreaux and Marie-Madeleine Breau, at St.-Jacques in February 1800.  Their son Jean-Narcisse was born at St.-Jacques in January 1801, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in April 1802, Raphaël Augustin, called Augustin, was baptized at St. James, age 1 1/2 months, in January 1804, Joseph was born in September 1808, a son, name and age unrecorded but it may have been Joseph, died in January 1809, Simon Athanase, called Athanase, was born in May 1811, Jean Charles le jeune in July 1812, Michel le jeune in September 1816, and Gervais Marcellin, called Marcellin, in November 1819.  Their daughters married into the Duplessis, Guidry, LeBlanc, and Richard families.  Manuel died near Convent, St. James Parish, in February 1862; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Manuel died at "age 90 years," but he was "only" 86. 

4a

Augustin married Eglantine, daughter of Jacques Rousseau and his Acadian wife Reine Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1828.  They lived near the boundary of Ascension and St. James parishes.  Their son Joseph Christophe was born in July 1829, Joseph Amédée, called Amédée, in March 1834, Joseph Amand in June 1839, and Joseph Justinien in April 1841.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Augustin died in St. James Parish in April 1845; the St. James priest who recorded his burial said that Augustin died at "age 40 yrs.," but he was 42; the priest also noted that Augustin "left his wife and five children."  Two of his sons settled on Bayou Lafourche, and two likely perished in the War of 1861-65. 

Joseph Amédée married Anaïse, daughter of Louis Joly and his Acadian wife Marguerite Part, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1856.  They remained on the upper bayou, where Amédée soon remarried. 

Joseph Christophe married Marie, daughter of French Creole Henri Ledet and his Acadian wife Delphine Levron and widow of C. Walton, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1862; Marie's mother was a Levron.

Joseph Amand may have been the Amand Breaux of Assumption Parish who enlisted in Company K of the 8th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Ascension Parish, on 19 June 1861 at Camp Moore, Louisiana, age 21 (Confederate records says he was age 23); followed his unit to Virginia, where he served in the army of General R. E. Lee, one of Lee's famous Louisiana Tigers; and was killed in action at Malvern Hill, east of Richmond, on 1 July 1862. 

Joseph Justinien may have been the Justinien Breaux who also enlisted in Company K of the 8th Regiment Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861 at Camp Moore, age 20 (Confederate records says he was age 24); was promoted to sergeant on 1 April 1863; and was killed in action on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylania, on 2 July 1863. 

4b

Simon Athanase married cousin Marie Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin Broussard and Marie Braud and widow of Jean Baptiste Kling, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1839.  Their son Joseph Léonard was born near St. Gabriel in June 1840, Simon Oscar, called Oscar, in February 1842 but died at age 10 1/2 in August 1853, Manuel Ulgère was born in March 1844, and Joseph Lucas in July 1849. 

4c

Michel le jeune married Marie Virginie, called Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse Guidry and his Creole wife Agnès Baudin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1843.  Their daughter married into the Griffon family. 

4d

Marcellin married Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadians Benjamin Bourque and Élisabeth dite Betsy Bourgeois, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1843.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Marcellus was born in September 1848, Jean Douradou in December 1850, Vincent F. in August 1853, Marcellin, fils in December 1855, and Adam in January 1864.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux family. 

4e

Jean Charles le jeune married cousin Azélie, also called Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadians Urbain Gautreaux and Marcellite Gaudin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1843.  They also settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph Augustin was born in August 1860, and Jean Léonard in July 1862.  Their daughter may have married into the Bercegeay family. 

4f

Jean Narcisse may have died in Iberville Parish in June 1858.  The St. Gabriel priest who recorded the burial, and who did give any parents' names, said that Narcisse, "a bachelor," died at "age 62 years."  Jean Narcisse would have been "only" 57. 

Descendants of Jean BRAUD (c1736-; Vincent, ?)

Jean Breau, born probably at Minas in c1736, married Marie _____ probably in Maryland.  They had two children there before following the Breau clan to Louisiana in 1768.  They were counted among the settlers at Fort San Luìs de Natchez in 1768. 

Jean-Baptiste, born probably in Maryland in Sep 1767 on the eve of his families emigration to Louisiana, probably died young.  If so, his family line died with him.

Pierre BRAUD (c1741-; Vincent, Antoine)

Pierre, youngest son of Charles Breau and Claire Trahan, brother of Antoine and Simon-Pierre and first cousin of Alexis et al., was born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1741.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  In 1768, he followed his widowed mother, a married brother, and three sisters to Louisiana and lived with them at San Luìs de Natchez.  After the Spanish released the Acadians from Natchez, he moved to Ascension, where colonial officials counted him in the household of kinsman François Babin on the left, or east, bank of the river in 1770.  By 1777, in his late 30s, he was counted as a bachelor at St.-Gabriel, still on the east bank of river just above Ascension.  He may not have married.  

Descendants of Honoré BRAUD le jeune (c1747-1810; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Honoré le jeune, eldest son of Alexis Breau and Madeleine Trahan, born at Pigiguit in c1747, followed his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755 and to Louisiana in 1768.  He followed his family into hiding and settled with them at St.-Jacques.  He married first cousin Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of his uncle Jean-Baptiste Breau and his second wife Marie-Rose Landry of Pigiguit and sister of his younger brother Charles's wife Esther, at either St.-Jacques or nearby Ascension in January 1773.  Their daughter married into the Dugas family.  Honoré le jeune died in St. James Parish in July 1810; the St. James priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Honoré, "nat. Acadia," died at "age about 58 yrs.," but he was closer to 63.  Marie-Madeleine died in St. James Parish in May 1821, in her early 70s.  Half of their six sons died young.  One of their three married sons moved to the western prairies and another to upper Bayou Lafourche, but the youngest son remained in St. James Parish.  

1

Oldest son Amand or Herman, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in October 1777, probably died young.  

2

Alexis le jeune, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in April 1779, died in St. James Parish in April 1834.  He was 55 years old when he died.  He may not have married.  

3

Charles, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1781, married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Arceneaux and Marie Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in April 1800.  Their son Alexandre was born at St.-Jacques in February 1801 but died at age 4 in September 1805, Godefroi was born in February 1803, and Michel Joachim Michel was baptized at St. James, age 1, in June 1806.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  

4

Jean-Baptiste, born at St.-Jacques in November 1789, died at age 13 in June 1802.

5

Hippolyte, born probably at St.-Jacques in the early 1790s, married Françoise Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Boudreaux and d Monique Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in January 1807.  Their son Hippolyte Eugène was born in St. James Parish in March 1808.  Hippolyte remarried to fellow Acadian Julie Babineaux in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1822.  They remained on the western prairies.

6

Youngest son Édouard, born at St.-Jacques in May 1793, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre and Marie Poirier, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1816.  Their son Émile was born in St. James Parish in June 1819, Sylvanie in March 1822, Martial Édouard, called Édouard, was baptized at the St. James church, age 9 months, in April 1826, and Joseph Bienvenu, also called Bienvenu Alexis and Alexis Bienvenu, was born in February 1831.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron family. 

6a

Émile married Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Gaudet and his Creole wife Marguerite Lacroix, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in August 1843.  Their son Paul Camille was born in St. James Parish in March 1849. 

6b

Sylvanie married Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Privat Blanchard and his Creole wife Léocadie Barras, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1848.  Their son Joseph Félix was born in St. James Parish in July 1851, and Jordan Albert was baptized at the St. James church, age unrecorded, in August 1859. 

6c

Martial Édouard married Lise, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Laurent Dongieux and his Acadian wife Caroline Bourgeois, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1852.  Their son René Honoré was born in St. James Parish in November 1852, and Toussaint Édouard Florent in November 1854.  Martial Édouard remarried to Célestine _____ at the St. James church in October 1865; the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's surname much less her parents' names.  Their son Théophile, born in c1863, was legitimized at age 2 by the marriage. 

6d

Bienvenu Alexis married Marie Émilie, called Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Bergeron and his second wife Constance Bergeron, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in June 1852.  Their son Jean Baptiste Michel Édouard was born in St. James Parish in February 1855 but died at "age several days."  Bienvenu remarried to cousin Marie Olphida, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Poirier and Amelie Braud, at the St. James church in October 1857; Marie Olphida's mother was a Braud.  Their son Joseph Bienvenu was born in St. James Parish in December 1864. 

Descendants of Joseph BRAUD (c1751-1819; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Joseph, second son of Alexis Breau and Madeleine Trahan and nephew of Pierre, was born at Pigiguit in c1751.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1768, went with them into hiding, and settled with them at St.-Jacques.  He married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Melançon and Marie Thériot, at St.-Jacques in February 1774.  Joseph remarried to Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Bourg and Marguerite Landry, at St.-Jacques in February 1790.  In the late 1790s, he crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where he remarried again and settled in present-day Lafayette Parish.

Descendants of Charles BRAUD (c1753-1802; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Charles, third son of Alexis Breau and Madeleine Trahan and nephew of Pierre, was born at Pigiguit in c1753.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1768, went with them into hiding, and settled with them at St.-Jacques.  He married first cousin Esther, daughter of his uncle Jean-Baptiste Breau and his second wife Marie-Rose Landry and sister of his older brother Honoré's wife Madeleine, at St.-Jacques in April 1777.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian), Bourg, LeBlanc, and Pelletier families.  One of his daughters moved to the Attakapas District.  Charles remarried to Judith, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Prince and Cécile Arcement, at St.-Jacques in June 1789.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Charles died at St.-Jacques in June 1802; he was only 49 years old.  His middle son died young.  His other two sons married and moved to the western prairies, but one of their lines did not survive there.  

1

Oldest son Charles, fils, by his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in July 1779, married Marie-Tarsile, called Tarsile, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Gravois and Madeleine Bourg, at St.-Jacques in January 1798.  Their son, name and age unrecorded, died at St.-Jacques in August 1800.  In the early 1800s, they moved to the Attakapas District.  

2

Constant l'aîné, by his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1781, died at St.-Jacques in August 1796.  He was only 16 years old.  

3

Youngest son Constant le jeune, from his father's second wife, born at St.-Jacques in c1790, followed his older half brother Charles to the Attakapas District and married cousin Céleste, daughter of François Breaux and Silesie Dugas of Bayou Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1810. 

Descendants of Alexis BRAUD, fils (c1765-1810; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Alexis, fils, fourth and youngest son of Alexis Breau and Madeleine Trahan, born in Maryland in c1765, followed his family to Louisiana in 1768, went with them into hiding, and settled with them at St.-Jacques.  He married cousin Marie, daughter of Athanase Breau and Marie LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in April 1786.  Their daughter married into the Berard and LeBlanc families and settled on the western prairies.  Alexis, fils remarried to Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Marie Richard and Rosalie Bourgeois and widow of Valentin-Philippe de Saint-Julien de Lachaussée, at St.-Jacques in June 1801.  Their daughter married into the Gaudet family.  Alexis, fils died in St. James Parish in January 1810; the priest who recorded his burial said that Alexis was 49 years old when he died, but he was closer to 44.  Two of his sons, his eldest and his youngest, did not have sons of their own, but his middle son, who married thrice, fathered sons to carry on the line.  

1

Oldest son Donat, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in August 1792, married Marie Godelise, called Godelise and Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Bergeron and Marie Landry, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1816.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Lanoix, LeBlanc, and Poirier families.  Donat died in St. James Parish in March 1838; he was 46 years old.  He and his wife evidently had no sons, so this branch of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

2

Rosémond, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Jacques in August 1795, married Marie Amelie, Émelie, or Émelite, another daughter of Michel Bergeron, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in April 1815.  Their son Michel Trasimond, called Trasimond, was born in St. James Parish in November 1818.  Their daughter married into the Poirier family.  Rosémond remarried to Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph dit Cadet Dugas and Marie LeBlanc and widow of Simon Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1825.  Their son Alexis Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born in St. James Parish in July 1827.  Rosémond remarried again--his third marriage--to Eméranthe, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Melançon and Osite Barbe LeBlanc and widow of Leufroi Daigre, at the Convent church in July 1839.  Their son Pierre Alexis was born in St. James Parish in January 1844.  Rosémond died in Ascension Parish in January 1868; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Rosémond died at "age 74 years," but he was "only" 72.  His three sons by three wives settled in St. James and Assumption parishes. 

2a

Trasimond, by his father's first wife, married Phelonise, daughter of fellow Acadians Raphaël Gaudin and Amelie Hébert, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in May 1842.  Their son Alexis Camille was born near Convent in August 1843, Michel Trasimond, fils, called Trasimond, fils, in June 1857 but died at age 2 in October 1859, and Jean Elphége, called Elphége, was born in January 1859 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1860.  Their daughter married a Gaudin cousin.  Trasimond, père died near Convent in March 1862; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Trasimond died at "age 47 years," but he was only 43. 

2b

Sosthène, by his father's second wife, married Carmelite, perhaps also called Marie Noemi, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Guidry and Amelie Virginie Bourgeois, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1847.  Their son Joseph Antoine Rosémond was born in Ascension Parish in January 1852, and Jean Joseph in February 1855.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family.  Sosthène remarried to Ruphine, perhaps Rosalie, daughter of Spanish Creole André Sanchez and Antoinette Albarez, at the Donalsonville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1865.  Their son Martin was baptized at the Convent church, age unrecorded, in April 1870. 

2c

Pierre Alexis, by his father's third wife, married cousin Julia or Julie, daughter of Louis Lanoix and his Acadian wife Olive Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1869.  Pierre Alexis and Julia were living near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, on upper Bayou Lafourche, in 1870. 

3

Youngest son Michel-Anselme, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Jacques in April 1802, died at age 18 months in October 1803.  

Joseph BRAUD (c1753-1782; Vincent, ?)

Joseph, son of Amand Breau and Marie-Josèphe Landry, was born probably at Minas in c1753.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  They were held at Port Tobacco on the lower Potomac, where both of his parents died.  He and two of his older sisters came to Louisiana with the Breau clan in 1768, lived at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, and moved downriver to Ascension, where he married Cécile, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and Anne Richard, in February 1782.  Joseph died at Ascension the following August; he was only 30 years old.  His father's line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

Descendants of Joseph BRAUD (c1754-?; Vincent, Antoine, Charles)

Joseph, elder son of Antoine Breau and Marguerite Landry, was born probably at Minas in c1754.  The British deported his family to Maryland in the fall of 1755.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1768 with the Breau clan, lived with them at San Luìs de Natchez, and followed them downriver to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  He married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Aucoin and and Marie LeBlanc, at nearby St.-Jacques in January 1777.  They settled at St.-Gabriel.  Their daughters married into the Gautreaux, Guidry, and Nerault families.  Joseph remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Babin and Élisabeth LeBlanc and widow of Simon Allain, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1818; Joseph was in his early 60s at the time of the wedding.

1

Older son Joseph, fils, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in July 1792, married Marie Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Dupuis and Marie Thériot, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1816.  They lived near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in March 1821, Joseph Sylvanie in October 1823, Émile in July 1826, Joseph Duval, called J. Duval and Duval, in December 1828, and Joseph Neuville, called Neuville, in July 1831 but died at age 3 in August 1834.  Their daughters married into the Delaune (Foreign French, not Acadian) and Landry families. 

1a

J. Duval married Marie Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of Manuel Cambre or Camp, also called Lamp and his Acadian wife Marie Hébert, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1851.  They settled near Gonzales.  Their son Joseph Duval, fils was born in November 1851, Emmanuel Albert in December 1853, Pierre Félicien, called Félicien, in January 1856 but died at age 9 1/2 in August 1865 and was buried "in [the] cemetery at the Prairie (sic)," and Antoine E. was born in January 1860. 

1b

Émile married Elise, also called Edile and Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Babin and Emerante Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Ovile was born in Ascension Parish in June 1852, Joseph Onésime in January 1856, and Adam Arthur in September 1859.  Émile remarried to Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Vives Hébert, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in March 1866. 

1c

Jean Baptiste married Marie Ermina, Elmina, Hermina, or Edwina, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Melançon and Marie Renée LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1853.  Their son Étienne Yves was born in August 1856. 

1d

Joseph Sylvanie may have married another Marie C. Cambre.  Their son Arcese Louis was born in Ascension Parish in January 1858.

2

Younger son Jean-Valéry, called Valéry, from his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in December 1794, married Marie Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Donat Hébert and Henriette Hébert, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1816.  Their child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died near St. Gabriel 13 days after its birth in June 1817, Joseph Séverin, called Séverin, was born in December 1820, Jean Trasimond, called Trasimond, in January 1823 but died at age 8 months the following September, Treville was born in c1824 but died at age 4 in August 1828, and Joseph Osémé, called Osémé, was born in October 1838.  Their daughters married into the Argrave, Babin, Cambre, Duplessis, and Landry families. 

2a

Joseph Séverin married Marie Sarazine or Serasine, daughter of fellow Acadians Auguste Raphaël Landry and Audelitte Babin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1843.  Their Joseph Vintress was born near St. Gabriel in September 1845.  Their daughter married a Landry cousin.  Joseph Séverin died near St. Gabriel in May 1847; he was only 26 years old. 

2b

Osémé married Elvenia, daughter of fellow Acadians Trasimond Babin and Clarisse Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1856.

Descendants of Charles BRAUD (c1759-1822; Vincent, Antoine, Charles)

Charles, younger son of Antoine Breau and Marguerite Landry, born in Maryland in c1759, followed his family to Louisiana in 1768 with the Breau clan, lived with them at San Luìs de Natchez, and followed them downriver to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  He married Anne-Monique, called Monique, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Guidry and Anne-Madeleine Dupuis, at nearby Ascension in December 1782.  Charles died near Donalsonville, Ascension Parish, in June 1822, in his early 60s.  His daughters married into the Babin, Braud, and Broussard families. 

1

Oldest son Elis, born at St.-Gabriel in February 1787, probably died young.  

2

Joseph Urbin, called Urbin, born probably at St.-Gabriel in c1791, married cousin Anne Marcellite, called Marcellite, also called Marie Jeanne, daughter of Pierre Braud and Brigitte Foret, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in June 1809.  Their son Joseph Marcellin, called Marcellin, was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in August 1810, Olivier in July 1814 but died the following January, Pierre Rosémond, called Rosémond and Peter R., was baptized at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, age unrecorded, in March 1816, Valsin was born in February 1826, and Hilaire in July 1828.  They also had a son named Charles.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux and Landry families.  Urbain, as the recording priest called him, died near Baton Rouge in October 1854; he was 63 years old. 

2a

Marcellin married Marie Odile, called Odile, daughter of fellow Acadians D'Artoise Babin and François Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in March 1832.  Their son Joseph Théodule was born near St. Gabriel in January 1836, and Édouard in November 1837 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1840.  Marcellin died near St. Gabriel in December 1846; he was only 36 years old. 

2b

Pierre Rosémond married Rosalie or Rosalia, daughter of Spanish Creoles Manuel Araisa, Araiza, or Arrayza and Marie Sanchez, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1844.  Their son Déonise Victor was born near Baton Rouge in March 1846, Théophile Marcellin in February 1847, Charles Jérôme in July 1849, Robert in June 1853, and James Alexander in January 1857.  Pierre Rosémond remarried to Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Longuépée and his Creole wife Brigitte Payaux, at the Baton Rouge church in January 1859; Pierre Rosémond was in his early 40s at the time of the wedding, and Gertrude was only 21.

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Valsin married Virginia or Virginie, daughter of Sylvain Drosin Lavergne and his Acadian wife Cléonise Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1847.  Their son François Henry Clay was born near St. Gabriel in December 1851, and Paul in June 1853.  Valsin died in Iberville Parish in June 1858; the St. Gabriel priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Valsin died at "age 32 years" and "left a wife and four children." 

2d

Charles married Carmelite, daughter of Antoine Hernandez and Thérèse Guilfout, probably married civilly in the late 1830s, and sanctified the marriage at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1848.  Their son Charles Luc was born near Baton Rouge in December 1840. 

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Michel-Henri, born at St.-Gabriel in February 1793, died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in December 1844.  He was only 51 years old.  Did he marry? 

4

Youngest son Charles-Alexandre, -Cléandre, Cléandris, or -Léandre, also called Jean-Cléandre, born at St.-Gabriel in September 1795, married Renée Rose or Rosalie, also called Marie Renée, Marie Clémence, Lareine, Iréné Rosalie, Rosalie Iréné, and Irence, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin Dupuis and Marie Josèphe Thériot, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1816.  Their son Charles Neuville, also called Cléandre, was born near St. Gabriel in July 1825 but died at age 7 months in March 1826, Joseph Onésime, called Onésime, was born in March 1827, and Charles Stanislas, called Stanislas, in October 1833.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Picou, Richard, Seguinaud, and Trabaud families.  Cléandre, called Joseph Cléandre by the recording priest, may have died near St. Gabriel in October 1847; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, says that Joseph Cléandre died at "age 55 yrs.," but this Cléandre would have been only 52. 

4a

Onésime, called simply O. by the recording priest, married Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadians Evariste Babin and Marie Rosema Melançon, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in March 1864; Onésime was 37 years old at the time of the wedding, so one wonders if this was his first marriage.  

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Stanislas married Ophelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Raphaël Babin and Pauline LeBlanc, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in October 1864.  Their son Charles René was born near Gonzales in November 1869. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste-Pierre BRAUD (c1755-1822; Vincent, Antoine, Charles)

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, also called Jean-Pierre and Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, elder son Simon-Pierre Breau and Marguerite Landry and Antoine's nephew, was born either at Minas or in Maryland in c1755.  He followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana in 1768 with the Breau clan, lived with his family at San Luìs de Natchez, and followed them downriver to St.-Gabriel after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  Jean-Baptiste Pierre married Marguerite, daughter of Charles Dardenne and Marie-Louise Lagee of Natchitoches and New Orleans, at nearby Ascension in July 1779, but they settled at St.-Gabriel.  Their daughters married into the Billings, Catoire, Lambremont, Lelusseau, Nerault, Suire, and Vigé families.  Jean Baptiste Pierre and Marguerite had many sons, most of whom married, three of them to sisters, and all of whom settled near St. Gabriel.  He probably was the Jean Pierre Braud who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in October 1822; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean Pierre died at "age 60," but Jean Baptiste Pierre would have been closer to 67.  Like Jean Baptiste Pierre himself, his children married non-Acadians; a few of his descendants, however, married fellow Acadians.  One of his daughters moved to the Opelousas District. 

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Oldest son Faustin- or Félix-Athanase, baptized at St.-Gabriel, age unrecorded, in May 1780, married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of Jean-Philippe Staub and Catherine Kraus, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1809.  Their son Jean Félix was born near St. Gabriel in February 1811, and Pierre Drosin, called Drosin, in November 1816. 

Drosin married cousin Marie Adeline or Azéline, daughter of Emérant Lanclos and Constance Dardenne, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1836.  Their son Jean Félix le jeune had been born near St. Gabriel in December 1835.  Their daughter married into the Clement (French Creole or Foreign French, not Acadian) family. 

Jean Félix may have died near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in October 1859.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph Félix, as he called him, died at "age 24 years," so this probably was Jean Félix.  Did he marry? 

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Charles, born at St.-Gabriel in April 1787, married Adeline, daughter of Jean Louis Nerault and Marie Anne Kleinpeter, at the St.-Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1818.  They settled near Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, where Charles died in October 1839; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 55 years old when he died, but he was only 52.  He and his wife evidently had no sons, so his line of the family probably died with him.  

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Jean-Pierre, called Pierre, born at St.-Gabriel in December 1788, married Marie Louise, daughter of Jacques Barque and Françoise Lamare, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1808.  Their son Pierre or Peter Aladin, called Peter A. and Aladin, was born near St. Gabriel in July 1826.  Their daughters married into the Mayer family. 

Peter Aladin married Marie Séverine, daughter of German Creoles Jean Pierre Mayer and Marie Seraphine Frederick of Bayou Grosse Tete, in a civil ceremony probably in Iberville Parish in November 1847, and sanctified the marriage at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1849.  They settled near Plaquemine on the west bank of the river.  Their son Jean Aladin was born in February 1849, and Charles Adrien in October 1851. 

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André-Treville, called Treville, a twin, born at St.-Gabriel in July 1790, married Marguerite, also called Apollonie, another daughter of Jean-Philippe Staub and Catherine Kraus, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1816.  Their son André Surville was born near St. Gabriel in October 1817, Jacques Pierre in July 1821, and Pierre Jean Baptiste, called John, in July 1822.  Treville remarried to Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, Barque by the late 1820s.  Their daughter married into the Orillion family. 

John, by his father's first wife, married cousin Mélicère or Melisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin Rivet and his Creole wife Constance Dardenne, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1847.  They settled near Plaquemine on the west bank of the river.  Their son André Treville was born in August 1848, John Pierre in July 1851, and Charles Rodolph in June 1853. 

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Jean-Solomon, called Solomon, baptized at St.-Gabriel, age 18 months, in August 1801, married Catherine, another daughter of Jean-Philippe Staub, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1821.  Their son Pierre Adolphe, called Peter Adolphe and Adolphe, was born near St. Gabriel in February 1822.  Their daughter married into the Chenevert family.  Solomon remarried to Marie Odile Rivas or Rivet, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in c1823.  Their son Benjamin was born near St. Gabriel in December 1823 and was baptized at the St. Gabriel church in August 1834, age 10, Solomon, fils in November 1832, and Jean Faustin in March 1835.  Solomon, père may have remarried again--perhaps his third marriage--to Émelie Chenevert and settled in Pointe Coupee Parish by the early 1840s.

5a

Pierre Adolphe, by his father's first wife, may have married Marie Félicia, called Félicia, Neraux in a civil ceremony perhaps in Iberville Parish.  Their son Adolphe Théodore was born near St. Gabriel in May 1846, and Charles Hippolyte near Plaquemine in August 1853.  Pierre Adolphe may have remarried to fellow Acadian Marie Doralise Melançon.  Their son Edward Adolph was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in November 1856, Pierre Salomon in January 1860, and Joseph Benjamin in November 1861.  Pierre Adolphe perhaps remarried--his third marriage?--to Marie Madeleine Badeau.  Their son Louis Edgar was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in January 1866. 

5b

Solomon, fils, by his father's second wife, likely married Marguerite Alida, daughter of Anglo American August C. Boone.  Solomon, fils and Marguerite were living near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in 1861. 

5c

Jean Faustin, by his father's second wife, married Marie Celina Bourgeois, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son André Solomon was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in May 1858, and Pierre Forester in September 1860.  They may have been living near Vacherie, St. James Parish, in the late 1860s. 

6

Joseph-Onésime, born at St.-Gabriel in October 1800, may have died young.  

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Youngest son Félix, baptized (though the published church record says buried) at St.-Gabriel, age 1, in March 1803, married Euphrosine, daughter of Charles Vigé and and Catherine ____, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1820, remarried to Marie Théotiste, daughter of Philippe Badeaux and Legras, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1828, and may have remarried again--perhaps his third marriage--to Marie Félicie DeGruise.  One wonders if, despite his many marriages, Félix fathered any sons. 

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Twenty years after the first of their family reached the colony, Breaus came to Louisiana in 1785 aboard five of the Seven Ships from France.  Most of them to settle in river communities:  

Cécile Breau, age 39, crossed on Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  With her were husband Joseph Henry and six children, ages 19 to infancy.  They settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where Cécile died in August 1828, in her early 80s.  

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Honoré Breau, age 50, whose widowed mother and siblings had come to Louisiana from Maryland in 1768, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him were wife Élisabeth dite Maillet LeBlanc, age 42, and seven children--Olive-Élisabeth, age 16, Marie-Madeleine, age 14, Jeanne, age 9, Pierre-Paul, age 5, twins Charles and Rose-Marie, age 3, and Martina or Martine, who was born aboard ship.  They settled at Manchac.  Honoré and Élisabeth had no more children in Louisiana.  Rose-Marie died at St.-Gabriel in July 1787, age 6.  Jeanne never married and died at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in September 1799, only 22 years old.  Their other daughters married into the Aucoin, Foret, Guidry, Hébert, and Landry families and remained on the river.  Their sons also remained on the river.  

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Joseph Breau, age 23, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him was wife Marie-Blanche Trahan, age 19.  They had no children.  They settled near Baton Rouge, where their children were born.  

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Marie-Osite Breau, age 40, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December, with the family of widower Joseph Aucoin.  She followed them and most of their fellow passengers to Bayou des Écores, a new Acadian community north of Baton Rouge.  

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Although most of the Breaus who came to Louisiana from France settled on the river near their cousins already there, only one of their lines survived, in what became West Baton Rouge Parish:

Descendants of Joseph BRAUD, fils (1761-1813; Vincent, François)

Joseph, fils, son of Joseph Breau and Marie-Madeleine Vincent of Minas, born at Bristol, England, in February 1761, followed his twice-widowed mother and a Boudrot half-brother to France in 1763 and settled with them at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo.  Joseph married Marie-Blanche, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis-Athanase Trahan and Marguerite LeBlanc of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, at Chantenay, France, near Nantes, in May 1785.  Marie-Blanche was a native of Belle-Île-en-Mer, off the southern coast of Brittany; her family also had been exiled to Virginia in 1755, deported to England the following year, and repatriated to France in 1763.  Joseph and Marie-Blanche sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont and followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge, where their children were born.  Their daughter married into the Theriot family.  Joseph died near Baton Rouge in March 1813; he was 52 years old.  His oldest son moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, but his younger sons remained at Baton Rouge.  

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Oldest son Jean-Joseph, -Justin, or -Faustin, born near Baton Rouge in March 1788, married Marie Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Templet, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1814.  They moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche.  

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Joseph III, born near Baton Rouge in April 1790, married Jeanne Louise Véronique, also called Jeanne Marie and Marie Véronique, daughter of François Isidore LeTullier and his Acadian wife Marie Louise Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1815; Jeanne probably was a cousin of Joseph's younger brother Arsène's wife Julie.  Joseph III and Jeanne settled probably in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Pierre Élie was born in September 1820, Jean Baptiste in July 1827, and Laurent in October 1833.  They also had an older son named Joseph IV.  Their daughters married into the Allain, Dupuy, Hébert, and Tullier families. 

2a

Joseph IV married Marie Aureline, called Aureline or Aurelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Daigre and his Creole wife Marie Lopez of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1839.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 2 months, in February 1840.  Their daughter married into the Sharon family. 

2b

Laurent died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1853.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry. 

2c

Jean Baptiste may have married Marie Emma, called Emma, Ferioux or Feriot and settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, by the late 1850s.   Their son Joseph Luc was born near Brusly in October 1860.  They were living near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, later in the decade. 

3

Marcel, born near Baton Rouge in July 1804, may have died young. 

4

Youngest son Marie François Arsène, called Arsène, born near Baton Rouge in February 1807, married Julie, daughter of French Creole Jean Chares LeTullier and his Acadian wife Rose Adélaïde Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1824; Julie's mother was a Daigre.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Drosin was born in December 1829, Adolphe in October 1832, and Arsène, fils in October 1834. 

4a

Drosin married Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadians Florentin Templet and Henriette Dupuy, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1851.  Their son Joseph Edgard was born near Brusly in March 1857.  Drosin may have died near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in July 1860; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Derosin Braux died at "age 32 years"; this Drosin would have been 30. 

4b

Arsène, fils died near Baton Rouge in October 1852.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry. 

Pierre-Paul BRAUD (1779-1823; Vincent, Antoine, Pierre)

Pierre-Paul, elder surviving son of Honoré Breau and Élisabeth dit Maillet LeBlanc, born at St.-Léonard, Nantes, France, in June 1779, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère with his parents and siblings and followed them to St.-Gabriel de Manchac, where he married Anne-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Pierre Hébert and Marie Dorothée Doiron, in January 1810; his wife was his younger brother Charles's wife's sister.  They remained in Iberville Parish.  Pierre Paul died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in October 1823; he was only 44 years old.  He and his wife seem to have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children, so his line of the family died with him.  

Descendants of Charles BRAUD (1781-; Vincent, Antoine, Pierre)

Charles, younger surviving son of Honoré Breau and Élisabeth dit Maillet LeBlanc, born at Chantenay, near Nantes, France, in October 1781, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère with his parents and siblings and followed them to St.-Gabriel de Manchac, where he married Marie-Renée, called Renée, another daughter of Jean Pierre Hébert and Marie Dorothée Doiron, in August 1810; his wife was older brother Pierre Paul's wife's sister.  They settled in Iberville Parish and then at Baton Rouge.  At age 48, Charles remarried Marie Ursule, called Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Trahan and Geneviève Daigle and widow of François Theriot, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1830. 

Jules Charles, by his father's second wife, born in West Baton Rouge Parish in August 1832, died at age 5 in August 1837.  His line of the family died with him. 

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Breaux whose family settled on upper Bayou Lafourche "returned" to the river during the 1810s: 

Descendants of Pierre-Marcel BRAUD (1790-; Vincent, Antoine, Antoine, fils, Joseph)

Pierre-Marcel, called Marcel and Narcisse, younger son of Joseph-Gabriel Breau and Marie-Marguerite Templet, born at Lafourche in June 1790, lived with his family on upper Bayou Lafourche, but he did not remain there.  He married Marie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Berteau and his Acadian wife Madeleine LeBoeuf, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1818.  They remained on the river.  Their daughters married into the Fabre and Gourdain families.  Their sons also married non-Acadians. 

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Oldest son Joseph Marcel, called Marcel, born in St. James Parish in November 1820, married Marguerite Anaïs or Anaïs Marguerite, daughter of Jean Gourdain and his Acadian wife Émelie Bergeron, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1846; Marguerite Anaïs's mother was an Acadian Bergeron; Joseph Marcel's sister Marie Mathilde married Marguerite Anaïs's brother Jean Arsène.  Joseph Marcel and Marguerite Anaïs's son Joseph Marcel, fils was born in St. James Parish in June 1848, John Robert in September 1849, and Joseph Mathurin Kleber in January 1859. 

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Raymond Eugène, called Eugène, born in St. James Parish in December 1821, married Adèle, daughter of Jean Barthélemy Ferchaud and Justine Croizet, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in August 1859; Eugène was 37 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Jean Joseph Eugène was  born in St. James Parish in April 1865. 

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Youngest son Pierre Sylvestre, called Sylvestre, born in St. James Parish in December 1825, married Marie Evelina or Leda, daughter of Benjamin Loup or Loupe and Joséphine Frederick, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in October 1849.  Their son Benjamin Sylvestre was born in St. James Parish in July 1850, Pierre Marcel in July 1856, John Serve in October 1866, and Raymond Eugène was baptized at the St. James church, age unrecorded, in April 1869. 

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Other BRAUDs on the River

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Brauds on the river with known Acadian lines of the family there.  One suspects that some of the Breauxs who lived on the old Acadian Coast during the immediate post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Breauxs:

Charles Breau married Clara Trahan.  Their son Pierre died near St.-Gabriel in March 1781.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not say how old Pierre was when he died.  Carlos, that is, Charles, Braud died at St.-Gabriel in January 1796, but the priest who recorded his burial did not give Charles's parents' names, mention a wife, or say how old he was when he died.  One wonders if this was the Charles Braud who was married to Clara Trahan.  

Philippe Braud married Marie Orillion.  Their son Jean was born near St.-Gabriel in April 1795.  

Pierre Braud died at Ascension in November 1803.  He was only 35 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Pierre's parents' names or mention a wife.  

Paul Braud "of St. James" married Marie Chrétien "of Baton Rouge" in St. James or Ascension Parish by 1808.  Marie may have been known also as Marie Pelletier.  

Pierre Braud married Élisabeth Landry.  Their son, name unrecorded, died in Ascension Parish, age 3 months, in December 1816.  

Thomas Braud married Marie Constance Landry probably at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, by 1821.  

Guillaume Braud married Marie Daigre.  Their son Paul Octave was born near Baton Rouge in April 1823.  

Joseph Braud married Hélène Landry probably at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, by 1836.  

In September 1836, R. V. Braud, M.D., witnessed a marriage at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish.  Which Braud was he?

Thomas Braud married Marie Lavergne of either Pointe Coupee or West Feliciana Parish in a civil ceremony probably in Pointe Coupee Parish.  Their son Thomas, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in July 1838.  

John Braud "of Iberville" died in West Baton Rouge Parish in March 1840.  The Baton Rouge priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give John's age at the time of his death. 

Seguin Braud died in Pointe Coupee Parish in October 1844.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Seguin died at "age 15 mos."  Was Seguin a son of Solomon? 

Rosémond Braud died in Ascension Parish in October 1848.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Rosémond died at "age 42 years."

Derosin Braud married Arsène Barclay and settled probably in Iberville Parish by 1850.  Their sons Alfred, born in c1850, and Théodore, born in c1854, were baptized at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, ages 16 and 12, respectively, in June 1866. 

Marie Aurore Braud married Auguste Fortune.  She died near Baton Rouge in April 1850.  The priest who recorded her burial did not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death. 

Charles Alire Braud died near Baton Rouge in June 1851.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Charles Alire died at "age 23 years." 

Joseph Albert Braud died in St. James Parish in September 1851.  The St. James priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Joseph Albert died at "age 5 years." 

Jean Baptiste Braud married cousin Marie Braud.  Their son Joseph was baptized at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, age 13 months, in October 1851. 

Antoine Braud married Rosalie Lacour.  Their son Joseph was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1853. 

Jean Joseph Braud married fellow Acadian Adeline Gautreaux.  Their son Jean Joseph, fils was born in Ascension Parish in December 1853. 

Zéphirin Braud, age unrecorded, "died of Cholera" in Iberville Parish in May 1854.  The St. Gabriel priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names or mention a wife. 

Émile Braud married fellow Acadian Marie Eugènie Dugas.  Their son Émile Oscar, called Oscar, was born in Ascension Parish in March 1855 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1856. 

Guillaume Braud married Élisabeth Artaux and settled in Iberville Parish by the late 1850s. 

Joseph Braud married Louisa Beale or Bills civilly and settled near Baton Rouge by the late 1850s. 

Joseph Drauzin Braud died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1858.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Joseph Drauzin died at "age 8 years." 

Désiré Braud married Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian Isidore Rivet and widow of Pierre Isidore Esclapon, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Calixte Jean Baptiste was born near St. Gabriel in February 1860, and Robert Gabriel in November 1864. 

Lodoisque Braud married fellow Acadian Mortimer Landry at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Braud died near Baton Rouge in November 1864.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age 27 years."  One wonders which of the many Joseph Brauds in the area this might have been and if his death was war-related. 

Colin Braud married ____.  Their son Victor died in Ascension Parish, age 3 months, in August 1865. 

Désiré, son of Joachim Braud and Marie Joseph, married Joséphine Montegut at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's parents' names.

Sosthène Braud married fellow Acadian Célestine Boudreaux.  Their son Joseph Fostein was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1865, and J. B., probably Jean Baptiste, Ludovic in August 1867. 

Lewis Braud married cousin Amelia Braud and settled near Baton Rouge by the mid-1860s. 

Adam Braud married Félicité Braud and settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Bel Braud died in Ascension Parish in April 1866.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Bel died at "age 50 years." 

Noël Braud married fellow Acadian Rosalie Melançon at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Norbert Braud married Malvine or Malvina LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son Joseph Lazare was born in Ascension Parish in October 1867, and Nicolas Arthur in December 1869. 

Aglae, daughter of Marcellite Breaux, married Laurenzo, son of Marie Hamilton of North Carolina, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1869; they had to secure a dispensation "for difference of religion" before they could marry.  One wonders who were the groom's and the bride's fathers. 

Julien Braud married Margaret Harrison.  Their son John was born in Ascension Parish in March 1869. 

Jean Braud married Marie Rosa Arceneaux, probably a fellow Acadian. Their son Benjamin was born near French Settlement, Livingston Parish, east of the Amite River, in August 1869.

Toussaint Braud died in Ascension Parish in September 1869.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Toussaint died at "age 35 years."  Was this the Toussaint Édouard Florent, son of Martial Édouard Braud, who would have been 15, not 35, years old that year? 

Félix, son of Joachim Braud and Marie Joseph, married Marie Marguerite, daughter of Marie Roselia Lartigues, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1870.  Were they Acadians or Afro Creoles? 

Léontine Braud married Georges Allen at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in March 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Constantine Braud married Jules Bergeron, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in October 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

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A Braud family living on the Acadian Coast during the antebellum period cannot be linked by local church records to the other Brauds in the area: 

Descendants of Joseph L[ouis?]. BRAUD (?-; Vincent, ?)

Joseph L., perhaps Louis, Braud married Adèle Sigar or Sigur and settled in Iberville Parish by the late 1830s.  Their daughters married into the Hunt and Lambremont families. 

Louis Émile or Émile Louis, born in Iberville Parish in November 1841, married Marie Clara, called Clara, daughter of fellow Acadian Magloire Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1867.  Their son Joseph was born in Iberville Parish in January 1868. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

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

Ursule Breau, age 65, widow of Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With her were a 23-year-old son and an 11-year-old granddaughter. 

Anne-Josèphe Breau, age 38, crossed on La Bergère with husband Jacques Doiron, age 40, and four children, ages 17 to infancy.  Anne Josèphe died a widow in Assumption Parish in March 1822, in her mid-70s.  

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Alexis Breau, age 61, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With him were wife Marie-Josèphe Guillot, age 62, their daughter Marguerite-Blanche, age 20, a Gautrot cousin and a Guillot nephew.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Marie-Blanche married into the Dantin family and died in Lafourche Parish in June 1852, age 87, a widow--one of the last Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join her ancestors.  

Ursule Breau, age 45, widow of François Pitre, crossed on L'Amitié with her 22-year-old daughter.   Ursule did no remarry.  She died in Assumption Parish in July 1834, in her mid-90s.  

Anne-Madeleine Breau, age 36, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Étienne Hébert and five children, ages 18 to infancy.

Luce Breau, age 33, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Athanase Bourg and two sons, ages 13 and 10.  Athanase died at Lafourche soon after they got there, and Luce remarried to Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Cyprien Theriot and widower of Élisabeth Trahan and Marie Daigle, at Lafourche in June 1790.  Luce must have returned to the river after her second husband died because she died in St. James Parish in December 1831, in her late 80s.  

Joseph-Gabriel Breau, age 32, crossed on L'Amitié with wife Marguerite Templet, age 32, and two children--Joseph, age 7, and infant Eulalie.  They had more children in Louisiana.  

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A Breau from France created a family line on upper Bayou Lafourche, but he and his descendants did not remain there: 

Descendants of Joseph-Gabriel BREAUX (c1753-1822; Vincent, Antoine, Antoine, fils)

Joseph-Gabriel, son of Joseph Breau and Ursule Bourg, born probably at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, in c1753, was deported with his family to St.-Malo, France, in late 1758 aboard one of the five British transports.  He married Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian André Templet and his first wife Marie Deveau, at Archigny, Poitou, France, in September 1777.  In 1785, they crossed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié and followed most of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc, Richard, and Romagosa families.  Joseph Gabriel died in St. James Parish on the river in August 1822; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph Gabriel was 71 years old when he died, but he was "only" 69.  His older son, whose line died out, and his daughters remained on the upper Lafourche, but his younger son returned to the river and settled in St. James Parish.  Joseph Gabriel, in fact, may have died at his younger son's home.  

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Older son Joseph, born at Archigny, France, in June 1778, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Daigle and Marie Dugas, at Assumption in June 1805.   Their son Victor was born in Assumption Parish in July 1810 but died at age 4 months the following November.  Their daughters married into the Barbier and Thibodeaux families.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in June 1815; he was only 37 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

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Younger son Pierre-Marcel, called Marcel, born at Ascension in June 1790, married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Berteau and his Creole wife Madeleine LeBoeuf, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1818.  They remained in St. James Parish.  

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Breaus from the river, including the only son of Honoré Breau of 1768 fame, moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche during the late colonial period.  Only then did this third center of family settlement endure:  

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Breau and her husband René Simoneaux moved from Ascension on the river to upper Bayou Lafourche by the mid-1790s.  She died at Assumption in May 1802, in her late 30s.  

Marie Breau and her third husband Joseph Landry, whom she married at Ascension in the early 1780s, settled on the upper Lafourche, where she died in February 1803, age 60.  

Descendants of Joseph-Honoré BREAUX (c1767-1830; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre)

Joseph-Honoré, called Honoré, fils, son of Honoré Breau and Anne-Madeleine Trahan, born probably at Port Tobacco, Maryland, in c1767, followed his family to Louisiana in 1768.  His father was one of the notorious Breau brothers who defied Louisiana Governor Antonio de Ulloa.  Honoré lived with his mother at San Luìs de Natchez while his father was in hiding, and followed them downriver to the Acadian Coast after the Spanish released them from Natchez.  Honoré married cousin Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim-Hyacinthe Trahan and Marie Duhon, at St.-Jacques in April 1789.  Félicité was a native of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, and had come to Louisiana with her family in 1785.  In 1791, Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river at nearby Ascension.  By the early 1790s, they were living at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Badeaux, Burnham, Hébert, Lirette, Maggiolo, Martin, Robichaux, and Thibodeaux families.  Joseph-Honoré, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1830, in his early 60s; his succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following February.  Some of his descendants moved down into Terrebonne Parish. 

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Oldest son Joseph-Honoré, fils, called Honoré, born at St.-Jacques in August 1790, married cousin Marie Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Richard and Marie Josèphe Trahan, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1811.  Their son Joseph Alexandre or Alexandre Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1821.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Bergeron, Lirette, Sonnier, and Tregle families.  Joseph Honoré, fils died in Lafourche Interior Parish by September 1826, when his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse; he would have been only 36 years old that year.

Joseph Alexandre, a resident of Terrebonne Parish, married Rosalie, also called Eulalie, daughter of German Creole Benjamin Malbrough and Emelize Boudeloche, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1842, after she received permission to marry from her tutor, François Maronge; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish.  They settled in Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their son Pierre Joseph Adam, called Joseph, fils, was born in September 1844, Victor Octave in December 1853, Benjamin Aurelien in June 1859, Jean Baptiste Ernest in February 1862, and Ernest Franklin, called Franklin, in October 1864 but died at age 9 months in July 1865. 

Joseph, fils married Luvinia or Livinia, daughter of fellow Acadians Mathurin Daigle and Lesida Dugas, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1867.  Their son Joseph Félix was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1868. 

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Joseph-Marie, born at Assumption in November 1801, married Marie Tarsile or Tarsile Marie, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Aucoin and Hélène Thibodeaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1821.  Their son Joseph Honoré le jeune, called Honoré, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1824, and Joseph Drosin or Rosin, called Drosin and perhaps also Pierre, in Assumption Parish in June 1827.  Joseph Marie died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1828; he was only 27 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following April. 

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Joseph Honoré le jeune married French Creole Marie Émelie, called Émelie, Boudeloche in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1847.  They remained in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Léonide Désiré, called Désiré, was born in June 1848, Uma Joseph on Bayou Black in June 1850, Honoré Erneste in May 1855, and Basile in November 1859.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family in Lafayette Parish. 

Désiré married Marie Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Narcisse Robichaux and Ursule Robichaux, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1869.  Their son Roger Honoré was born near Montegut in December 1870. 

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Drosin married Marie Adèle, called Adèle, daughter of Valéry Boudeloche and his Acadian wife Marie Robichaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1848.  They settled near Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Clodomir was born in October 1850, Émile Oleus in November 1854, Charles Aubanne in January 1862, and Clet Banon in May 1864.  Their daughter married into the Trahan family. 

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Édouard, born at Assumption in May 1804, married Marie Arthémise, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Hippolyte LeBlanc and Marie Marguerite Gaudet, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1828, and remarried to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse Guillot and Rosalie Bourg and widow of Joseph Marin, at the Thibodaux church in April 1852; Édouard was 47 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Joseph Aurelien was born in Lafourche Parish in June 1860. 

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Youngest son Dominique Honoré, born in Assumption Parish in August 1807, married Élisabeth, called Elisa, 21-year-old daughter of Nicolas Albert and his Acadian wife Madeleine Bourg, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1828.  Their son Pierre Honoré was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1830, and Louis Hermogène in September 1836.  Dominique Honoré remarried to Julie Elmire or Edmire, daughter of Jean Boudeloche and his Acadian wife Constance Thibodeaux, at the Thibodaux church in April 1842.  Their son Michel Trasimond was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1845, Joseph Trasimond in September 1847, Ovile Édouard on Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1849, Lomere Evariste in January 1855, and Prospere Dominique in April 1858.  Dominique Honoré "from Lafourche Parish and lives in Terrebonne Parish" remarried again--his third marriage--to Joséphine Louisiane, daughter of French Creole Eusilien Clement and Scholastie Lavant of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes and widow of Joseph Perrin of France, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1863; Dominique Honoré was 56 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Ulissien Uselien was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1865, and Hyacinthe near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in September 1869.  Two of his sons also settled on the southwestern prairies. 

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Pierre Honoré, by his father's first wife, married Céleste Virginie, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Hébert and Angélique LeBlanc of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1851.  They lived near the boundary between Terrebonne and Lafourche Interior parishes.  Their son Joseph Delmas was born in February 1853, Jean Pierre in March 1854, Erneste Taylor in February 1859, Robert Oleus in March 1861, Means Oscar in December 1863, and Jules in September 1867. 

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Louis Hermogène, by his father's first wife, married Adela or Adèle, another daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Hébert and his Creole wife Élise Fremin, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1858.  They were living near New Iberia on lower Bayou Teche in the mid-1860s. 

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Michel Trasimond, by his father's second wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Hébert and his Creole wife Héloise Montet of Lafayette Parish, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1866.  Their son Joseph was born near Youngsville in January 1870. 

Descendants of Hilaire BREAUX (c1774-1846; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre, Alexis)

Hilaire, son of Joseph Breau and his first wife Marie-Madeleine Melançon, was baptized at St.-Jacques on the river, age unrecorded, in January 1775 (his parents were married in February 1774, so he probably was born later that year).  His father and stepmother moved to the Attakapas District during the late 1790s, but Hilaire, now in his early 20s, did not follow them.  He went, instead, to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Landry and Marie-Josèphe Landry, at Assumption in January 1796.  Their daughters married into the Atkinson, Landry, and Mollere families.  Hilaire remarried to Renée Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadian Chrysostôme Trahan and Anne-Françoise Granger, in Assumption Parish in the 1810s.  She gave him more children, including sons.  Hilaire died in Assumption Parish in April 1846; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Hilaire died at "age 75 yrs.," but he would have been closer to 72.  Most of his many sons married and remained in Assumption Parish.  A younger son and at least one grandson moved to the shores of Lake Verret. 

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Oldest son Valéry-Damien, by his father's first wife, born at Assumption in September 1798, married Marguerite, daughter of Antoine Coupel and Marie Desaire, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1824.  Their son Marcel Amédée, called Amédée, was born in Assumption Parish in November 1825, and twin sons, names and ages unrecorded, died in April 1827.  Valéry remarried to Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Charles Blanchard and Julie Dupuy, at the Plattenville church in January 1829.  Their son Joseph Pierre or Pierre Joseph was born in Assumption Parish in April 1833 but died at age 8 in June 1841, and Joseph Vileor or Vileor Joseph was born in February 1840.  Their daughter married a Landry cousin.  Valéry Damien may have died in Assumption Parish in July 1847; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Valéry Doncien, as he called him, died at "age 38 yrs.," but Valéry Damien would have been 48. 

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Marcel Amédée, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite Oville or Ovilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Eugène Daigle and Rose Templet, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1846.  Their son Joseph Oscar was born near Paincourtville in June 1847 but died the following August, Benedict Gervais was born in January 1852, Joseph Hilarian in October 1857, and Joseph François near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in October 1862. 

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Joseph Vileor, by his father's second wife, died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1861.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Vileor Joseph, as he called him, died at "age 22 years."  Joseph Vileor would have been two months shy of that age.  Did he marry? 

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Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, from his father's first wife, born at Assumption in February 1801, may have married Marie Jeanne George Henglot or L'Enclot in Assumption Parish in the late 1810s.  He married or remarried to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Daigle and Marie Marthe Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1837. 

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Henri, by his father's first wife, born at Assumption in March 1803, married Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Duhon and Adélaïde Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1828.  Their son Numa Henri was born in Assumption Parish in May 1836, Joseph Désiré, called Désiré, in January 1838, and Joseph Séraphin, called Séraphin, in January 1840.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Giroir, Landry, Moïse, and Trahan families.  Henri died near Paincourtville in November 1854; the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give the age of the deceased, but this probably was him; he was only 51 years old.  His youngest son settled on Lake Verret. 

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Séraphin married Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodule Guillot and his Creole wife Zepheline Simoneaux, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Henri Jean Baptiste was baptized at the Pierre Part church, age unrecorded, in  March 1863, and Émile was born in March 1868. 

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Désiré married Christine, daughter of Pierre Théodose Ayraud and Honorine Simoneaux, at the Donalsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1867.  Their son Henri Buckner was born in Ascension Parish in December 1867, and Joseph Désiré in August 1869.  Désiré may have died near Lydia, Iberia Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, in February 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Désiré "of Assumption Parish" died "at age 32 yrs." 

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Hippolyte, by his father's first wife, born at Assumption in August 1806, married Hélène, another daughter of Joseph Duhon, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1833.  They settled near the boundary between Assumption and Ascension parishes.  Their son Édouard was born in February 1834, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 6 weeks after its birth in October 1837, Zéphirin Will was born in August 1838 but died at age 15 months in December 1839, Joseph Désiré Cavagnac was born in January 1849, Ubert Oscar in March 1850, Joseph Wilfred Washington in February 1852, Joseph Hippolyte in September 1853, and Paul Moïse, called Moïse, in November 1855 but may have died at age 4 1/2 (the recording priest said "age 4 months") in May 1860.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Comeaux, and Hébert families. 

Édouard married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Landry and Françoise Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1857. 

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Hermogène, by his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in April 1816, may have married fellow Acadian Joséphine Boudreaux.  Their son Oscar was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in June 1852. 

Oscar may have married Anglo American Mary Wilton and settled near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in the late 1860s.

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Isidore Onésime, called Onésime and Olésime, from his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1818, married Marie Arsenie, Ursenie, or Ursine, daughter of fellow Acadian Constant Boudreaux and his Creole wife Hélène Picou, perhaps civilly in the late 1840s, and sanctified the marriage at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1849.  Their son Jean Baptiste Henri Taylor was born near Paincourtville in October 1848, Carville Édouard near Plattenville in March 1853, Joseph Édouard near Attakapas Canal, east of Lake Verret, in January 1858, Étienne Adrien in September 1862, Ernest Pierre in December 1863, Joseph in January 1867, and Paul Aristide in October 1870. 

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A son, by his father's second wife, name and age unrecorded, died in Assumption Parish in July 1819. 

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Ursin Firmin, by his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in March 1822, may have died young. 

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Hilaire, fils, by his father's second wife, perhaps his youngest son, married cousin Eméranthe or Venérante, daughter of Creoles François Martin and Adèle Bergeron, civilly before sanctifying the marriage at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1842, a month after one of their daughters was baptized there at age 3 months.  (Hilaire, fils's mother-in-law Adèle Bergeron's mother was a Breaux.)  His and Eméranthe's son Louis Émile, called Émile, was born near Plattenville in May 1844, and twins Joseph Edgard and Pierre Désiré near Paincourtville in April 1849.  They were living near Attakapas Canal, east of Lake Verret, in 1861.  Their daughters married into the Cancienne and Mire families.  Hilaire, fils's oldest son settled on lower Bayou Teche in the late 1860s. 

Louis Émile married Eulalie, daughter of Hubert Barbier and his Acadian wife Rosalie Melançon, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in October 1866.  Their son Étienne Homere was born near Attakapas Canal in July 1867, and Camille near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in December 1868. 

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More Breauxs moved from the river to the Bayou Lafourche valley throughout the antebellum period, adding substantially to that center of family settlement:

Marie Madeleine Breaux, widow of Joseph Guidry and wife of Joseph Foret, moved from the Manchac/Baton Rouge area to Bayou Lafourche during the early 1800s and died in Lafourche Parish in January 1852, age 80--one of the last Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join our ancestors. 

Descendants of Louis BREAUX (c1768/69-1845; Vincent, Antoine, Pierre)

Louis, third son of Jean-Charles Breau and Marie Benoit, born at either Fort San Luìs de Natchez in c1768 or St.-Gabriel d'Iberville in c1769, married Marie-Anne or Anne-Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Bourgeois and Rosalie LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in January 1788.  They moved from St. James Parish to upper Bayou Lafourche by the 1810s.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Part, and Richard families.  Louis died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1845; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Louis died "at age 77 yrs."; his probate sale record was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse the following January. 

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Oldest son Simon le jeune, born at St.-Jacques on the river in December 1794, probably died young.  

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Pierre-Louis, born at St. Jacques in May 1797, married Marie Euphrosine, Phrosine, or Froisine, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians François Roger and Marguerite LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1823.  Their son Pierre Étienne, called Pierre, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1825, Pierre Augustin or Auguste in August 1829, Louis Joachim, called Joachim, in August 1833, Benjamin Adolestin in December 1835, Paul Marcel, called Marcel or Marcellin, in March 1838, Gratien in March 1843, and Clémile, also called Émile, in December 1849.  They also had a son named Félicien.  Their daughters married into the Boutary, Gaubert, Knight, and Toups families.  All eight of their sons married, their oldest son four times! 

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Pierre, fils married Zéolide, daughter of Terence Toups and his Acadian wife Marie Caroline Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1852; Zéolide's mother was a Bourgeois.  Their son Pierre Terence was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1852, and Dominique Théogène, called Théogène, in April 1854 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1855.  Pierre, fils remarried to Hortense, another daughter of Terence Toups and Marie Caroline Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church in September 1857, remarried again--his third marriage--to Éloise, daughter of Léonce Falgout and Marie Mélanie Champagne and widow of William Lester, at the Thibodaux church in April 1861, and remarried yet again--his fourth marriage!--to Uranie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hilaire Bourgeois and his Creole wife Silvanie Terrebonne and widow of Arsène Champagne, at the Thibodaux church in March 1864. 

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Benjamin Adolestin married Marie, daughter of Eugène Gaubert and his Acadian wife Melicere Pitre, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1857.  Their son Eugène Dorestan was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1858, Ben Skiler, perhaps Schuyler, in March 1860, Joseph Gratien in July 1861 but died at age 3 in September 1864, Joseph Oscar was born near Vacherie, St. James Parish, in March 1867, and Joseph Félicien in Lafourche Parish in August 1868. 

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Joachim married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Louis Hébert and Marie Rose Gaudet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1858.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Joseph Adam was born in October 1861, Joachim Osémé in July 1863, and Pierre Émile in February 1868. 

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Marcel married Marcellite Mathilde, called Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Ursin Babin and Marceline Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1861.  Their son Pierre Marcel was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1861, Ernest in March 1864, and Joseph Félicien le jeune in February 1870.

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Gratien married Clara, daughter of fellow Acadians Vincent Hébert and Tarsile Clément, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1864.  Their son Joseph Gratien le jeune was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1870. 

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During the War of 1861-65, Félicien served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married cousin Loisa, daughter of fellow Acadians Aurelien Babin and Anaïse Breaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Félicien, fils was born in Lafourche Parish in May 1867. 

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Pierre Augustin married Marie Rosémée, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Martin LeBlanc and Marie Lejeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1869; Pierre Auguste was 40 years old at the time of the wedding, so one wonders if this was his first marriage.  Their son Félix Augustin was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1869. 

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Émile married Euphémie, daughter of Jean Moreau and his Acadian wife Clementine Bourg, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1870.  A daughter was born in August. 

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Valéry, born at St. Jacques in July 1802, married 16-year-old Marguerite, another daughter of François Roger and Marguerite LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1825.  Their son Joseph Valéry, called Valéry, fils and perhaps also Félix, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1830, Louis Evariste in November 1831, François Maxi in January 1834, Donat Théodule in February 1836, Amédée in November 1840, and Louis Eliska in April 1849.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Boudreaux, Foret, and LeBlanc families. 

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Louis Evariste married Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Thibodeaux and his Creole wife Geneviève Émelie Waguespack, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1853.  They settled near Raceland.  Their son Clovis was born in July 1858, and Louis Pierre in September 1861. 

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Valéry, fils married Émelie, daughter of Auguste Ledet, and his Acadian wife his Acadian wife Modeste LeBlanc, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1856.  Their son Joseph Arthur was born near Lockport in July 1860, Joseph François in December 1861, and Joseph William, perhaps their son, in March 1864.  Valéry, fils likely remarried to Azéma, also called Antoinette, Cheramie, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1866; Azéma was an orphan, and she was "signed for by [her] aunt and uncle Remon Plesance [probably Plaisance] and widow Étiene Guttro [probably Gautreaux]."  Valéry, fils and Azéma/Antoinette's son Charles Denis was born near Lockport in February 1867. 

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François Maxi married Emelina, called Melina, daughter of fellow Acadians Étienne LeBlanc and Azelie Bertrand, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1858.  Their son Joseph Philippe, called Philippe, was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1860.  François died in Lafourche Parish in March 1861; he was only 27 years old; a petition for tutorship of his two children was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in May 1863. 

3d

Amédée married Marie, daughter of Jean Ramirez and Marie Cerpe, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1865.  Their son Augustin Yves was born near Lockport in October 1868. 

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Donat married Carmelas, Camilia, or Camida, daughter of Marcellin Barbier and his Acadian wife Euphrosine Hébert, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1866; Carmelas's mother was an Hébert

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Paul Louis, born at St. James in March 1805, married Clementine, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Robichaux and Isabelle Babin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1824.  Their son Paul Gédéon or Léon, called Léon, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1825, Louis Froisin, Euphrosin, or Leufroisin in July 1828, Joseph Justinien or Justilien in October 1829, and Adam Théophile in January 1856 when his father was 50 and his mother 48.  They also had a son named Pierre.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Gaubert, Ledet, and Toups families.  Paul died in Lafourche Parish in July 1855; he was only 50 years old; a petition for succession inventory was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse the following December. 

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Léon married Marie Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Pitre and Ursule Molaison, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in Marcy 1850, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, a month later.  Léon died in Lafourche Parish in July 1855; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial said that Léon died "at age 35 yrs.," but he was only 29; a decree for inventory, listing a daughter, was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse the following December.  He fathered no sons, so his family line died with him. 

4b

Justinien married cousin Marie Elesida, called Lesida, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Robichaux and Marie Virginie Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1852.  Their son Louis Joseph was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1869. 

4c

Euphrosin married Nathalie, daughter of François Ledet and his Acadian wife Scholastie LeBlanc, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1858; two of Euphrosin's sisters married two of Nathalie's brothers.  Euphrosin and Nathalie's son Louis Oscar was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1859, and Joseph Enet in September 1869. 

4d

Pierre married Azélie, Ozilia, or Amelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Babin and Marcelline Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Pierre Wilfred was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1861, and Joseph Félix in September 1869. 

5

Louis Drosin, born at St. James in February 1808, may have died young. 

6

Jean Marcellin, called Marcellin, baptized (the priest said buried), age 3 months, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in December 1810, married Athanaise, also called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Broussard and his Creole wife Anne Stebens, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1832.  Their son Marcellin Thomasin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1836, Charles Théodule, called Théodule, in February 1841, Paul Théogène, called Théogène, in September 1844, and Louis Joseph in October 1850.  Their daughters married into the Doucet and Elliot families.  Marcellin died in Lafourche Parish in February 1856; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial said that Marcellin died "at age 44 yrs.," but he was 45; a petition for property sale in Jean Marcellin's name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in February 1858. 

6a

Marcellin Thomasin may have married French Creole Marie Falgout in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in August 1861.  They settled near Raceland.  Their son Marcellin, fils was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1862, Élie Constantin in March 1864, and Jean Oreli in May 1866. 

6b

Théodule "of Lafourche Parish" married Élodie, daughter of Jean Moraux, Morau, or Moreau and his Acadian wife Clementine Bourg of Lafourche Parish, at the Vacherie church, St. James Parish, in May 1866; the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish. 

6c

Théogène married Marie, daughter of French Creole Balthazar Larose and his Acadian wife Séraphine Roger, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1869.  Their son Volzi Séraphin was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1869. 

7

Youngest son Joseph Joachim, called Joachim, born in Assumption Parish in April 1815, married Cléonise or Léonise, 14-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Robichaux and Rosalie Rassicot, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1834.  Their son Joseph Joachim, called Joachim, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1835, Louis Paul, called Paul, in August 1837, Eugène Prosper in October 1839 but died at age 11 1/2 in September 1851, Leufroi Augustin was born in December 1841, and Joseph Adam in September 1848 but died at age 4 in October 1852.  Their daughter married into the Price family. 

7a

Joachim, fils married Marguerite Odilia, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Pitre and Marie Ursule Molaison, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1859.

7b

Paul married Euphrasie or Euphroisie, daughter of fellow Acadians Léon Richard and Marguerite LeBlanc, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1859, a couple of weeks after his older brother Joachim, fils married there.  Paul and Euphrasie settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Joseph Oscar was born in February 1864.  Paul remarried to Lucinde, daughter of Baptiste Monte and Léocadie Picou, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in September 1866.  They settled near Raceland.  Their son Joseph was born in March 1868. 

7c

Leufroi Augustin may have married Mathilde LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in March 1864.  They settled near Lockport and then near Raceland.  Their son Joseph Émile was born in August 1866, and Joseph Henry in June 1870. 

Descendants of Charles BREAUX (c1781-1837; Vincent, Antoine, Alexandre, Alexis)

Charles, third son of Honoré Breau le jeune and Madeleine Breau, baptized at St.-Jacques on the river, age unrecorded, in February 1781, married Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Arceneaux, at St.-Jacques in April 1800.  They moved to the upper Lafourche by 1810.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Bloomfield, and Mollere families.  Charles died in St. James Parish in October 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 58 years old when he died, but he was closer to 56.  His second son perpetuated the family line in Assumption Parish.  Most of Charles's grandsons settled at Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret. 

1

Oldest son Alexandre, born at St.-Jacques in February 1801, died at age 4 in September 1805.  

2

Godefroi, born at St.-Jacques in February 1803, married Marie Rose or Rosalie, daughter of Antoine Coupel and Marie Desaire, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1822.  Their son Nicolas Cherville or Gerville, called Gerville, was born in Assumption Parish in December 1822, Joachim Carville Azemond in December 1824, Désiré Raphaël or Raphaël Désiré in September 1839 but died at age 3 in October 1842, twins Camille and Joseph were born in October 1841, and Joseph Clairville in February 1844.  They also had sons named Camille and Émile.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Blanchard, Cedotal, and Guillot families.  Most of their sons settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret. 

2a

Gerville married Hélène, called Helena and Elina, daughter of fellow Acadians Apollinaire Landry and Élise Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1846.  They settled near Pierre Part.  Their son Joseph Dosilva was born in February 1865, and a son, name and age unrecorded, died in September 1865.  Their daughter married into the Bonin and Breaux families in St. Martin Parish. 

2b

Carville married Celima, also called Zelma, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Landry and Felide Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1851.  Their son Florian Guillaume was born near Paincourtville in January 1858.  Carville died near Paincourtville in January 1861; the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give the age of the deceased, but it probably was Carville. 

2c

Joachim married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Hébert and Léonore Giroir, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1857; Joachim was 32 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was born in July 1861. 

2d

Camille married Amelia, daughter of French Creole Anaclet Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Constance Landry, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in April 1861.  Their son Joseph Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born near Pierre Part in August 1862 but died at age 4 in August 1866.

2e

Émile married Celima, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Trahan and his Creole wife Éléonore Ouffende, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in May 1861.  They remained at Pierre Part. 

2f

Joseph, perhaps the twin, perhaps Joseph Clairville, married Zulma, daughter of Cleopha Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Elisa Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1868.  They also settled near Pierre Part. 

3

Youngest son Michel Joachim Michel, baptized at St. James, age 1, in June 1806, may have died young. 

Descendants of Jean-Faustin BREAUX (1788-1833; Vincent, François, Joseph)

Jean-Joseph, -Justin, or -Faustin, called Faustin, eldest son of Joseph Breau and Marie-Blanche Trahan, born at Baton Rouge in March 1788, married Marie Constance, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Casimir Templet and Marie Rose Livois, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1814.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the early 1820s.  Their daughter married into the Anglade family.  Faustin died in Assumption Parish in July 1833; the priest who recorded his burial said that Fostin was 42 years old when he died, but he was 45.  Did this family line survive? 

1

Oldest son Valmont, born near Baton Rouge in June 1819, married Victorine, daughter of George Adolphe and his Acadian wife Victorine Boudreaux, civilly probably in Assumption Parish, and sanctified the marriage at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1850. 

2

Maximin Désiré, born in Assumption Parish in May 1823, may have died young. 

3

Youngest son Julvert Jean Baptiste, called Jean Baptiste, born in Assumption Parish in January 1829, died at age 2 in September 1831. 

Descendants of Joseph Achille BREAUX (1803-1867; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase)

Joseph-Achille, called Achille, second son of Simon-Athanase, called Simonet, Braud and Marie-Constance Braud, baptized, age 6 months, at St.-Jacques on the river in November 1803, married Marie Rosalie, called Rosalie, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians François Dugas and Marie Clément, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1825.  Their daughters married into the Caillouet, Newell, and Thibodeaux families.  Achille died in Lafourche Parish in May 1867; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial said that Achille died "at age 65 years," but he was "only" 64; a "petition for administration" in his name, listing his wife and his surviving children, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in August. 

1

Oldest son Achille Neuville, called Neuville, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1826, married Eveline, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Pierre Guillot and Marie Irénée Lejeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1846.  Their son Émile was born in Lafourche Parish in July 1855, Luc Philippe Amédéo in October 1862, Joseph Albert in February 1868 but died the following August, and Joseph Adolphe was born in July 1870.   Their daughter married into the Engenaud family.  Neuville was not listed as a surviving child in his father's "petition for administration" filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in August 1867, but, judging by the birthdates of his younger sons, he was still very much alive then. 

2

Amédéo Léo Simonatrelle, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1828, married Marguerite, daughter of Michel Sevin and his Acadian wife Théotiste Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1847.  Their son Jean Baptiste le jeune was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1848, Félix Théodule in November 1850, Joseph Théophile Octave in April 1852, Pierre Léopold in June 1861, and Léon Arthur in February 1866.  Their daughter married into the Himel family.  Amédéo remarried to Desie, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosémonds Boudreaux and Carmelite Landry and widow of Édouard Himel, at the Thibodaux church in October 1866.  They lived near the boundary between Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Albert was born in September 1867, and Martial Robert in June 1870. 

Jean Baptiste le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Adèle or Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosémond Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1868; Adèle was Jean Baptiste's stepmother's sister, so she was his aunt by marriage.  Their son Dorville Gilbert was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1869. 

3

Joseph Théophile, called Théophile, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1833, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Trasimond Babin and Marie Estelle Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1854.  Their son Joseph Alfred Denis was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1855, and Félix in January 1866. 

4

Jean Baptiste was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1836.  He was not listed as a surviving child in his father's "petition for administration" filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in August 1867, when he would have been 31.  Did Jean Baptiste die young?  If not, did he marry? 

5

Ellis or Élie, born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish during the late 1830s or early 1840s, married Eliska Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne LeBlanc and Azélie Bertrand, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1863.  Their son Joseph Anatole was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1865, Joseph Camille Hector in October 1867, and Luc in August 1870. 

6

Youngest son Joseph Augustin Volzi, called Volzi, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1845, married Louise, another daughter of Pierre Trasimond Babin and Marie Estelle Hébert, at the at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in November 1866, but they evidently had married civilly a few years earlier.  Their son Alphonse died in Lafourche Parish, age 1, in November 1864, and Joseph Deny was born in January 1868. 

Descendants of Simonet or Pierre Marcellin BREAUX (1807-1870; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase)

Simonet or Pierre Marcellin, called Marcellin, third and youngest son of Simon-Athanase Braud and Marie-Constance Braud, born posthumously at St.-Jacques on the river in July 1807, married Azélie, also called Elisa, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians François Dugas and Marie Clément, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1830.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Clement, and Roger families.  Marcellin died in Lafourche Parish in November 1870; he was 63 years old; a petition for succession inventory in his name, listing his surviving children, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in December. 

1

Oldest son Jean Baptiste Arsène, born in St. James Parish in June 1830, a month before his parents' wedding, does not appear as a surviving child in his father's succession record, dated December 1870, when he would have been age 40.  If he did not die young, did he marry? 

2

Octave Simonet, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1833, married Irma, daughter of French Creole Charles Portier and Adèle Berlin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1853.  their son Melchior Simonette was born in Lafourche Parish in August 1858, Louis Clodin in August 1861, and Oleus Hector in November 1865.   

3

Joseph Arthur Aurelien, called Aurelien and perhaps also Arthur, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1837, married Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Roger and his Creole wife Celanise Webre, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Charles Aurelien was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1862, and Jacques Henri in December 1865.  Joseph Arthur Aurelien may have remarried to Angelina Amirati at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1867.  Their son Joseph Dominique was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1869. 

4

Youngest son Ernest Augustave, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1840, married Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Élie Landry and Rosalie Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1862; the marriage also was recorded in Lafourche Parish.  They lived near the boundary between Assumption and Lafourche parishes.  Their son Augustave was born in November 1862. 

Descendants of Charles Victorin BREAUX (1810-; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase)

Charles Victorin, called Victorin, third son of Hippolyte Braud and Sophie-Adélaïde Dugas, born in Ascension Parish in January 1810, married Marie Elvina, Selvina, or Telvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Hébert and Clémence Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1833.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois family and perhaps into the Guidroz family as well. 

1

Oldest son Victor Alidor, called Alidor, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1844, married Zulema, daughter of Arsène Champagne, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1866.  They settled near Raceland. 

2

Onésime was born near Raceland, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1849. 

3

Youngest son Hippolyte was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in November 1855. 

Descendants of Pierre Azenore BREAUX (c1828-; Vincent, Jean, Ambroise, Athanase, Hippolyte)

Pierre Azenore, called Azenore, son of Paul/Émilien/Maximilien Braud and Henriette LeBlanc, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in c1828, married Mathilde, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Lucien Savoie and his Creole wife Marcelline Chauvin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1853, a few weeks after a daughter was born to them, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1857.

1

Oldest son Joseph Erneste was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1857. 

2

Désiré Albert was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1860.

3

Joseph Oscar was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1862. 

4

Joseph Ignes was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1867. 

Descendants of Joseph Amédée BREAUX (1834-; Vincent, Antoine, Pierre, Jean-Charles, Jean-Emmanuel)

Joseph Amédée, called Amédée and Amadéo, second son of Augustin Braud and Eglantine Rousseau, born in St. James Parish in March 1834, married Anaïse, daughter of French Creole Louis Joly, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1856; Anaise's mother was a Part.  Amédée remarried to Angeline, daughter of Carville Verret and his Acadian wife Azelie Landry, at the Paincourtville church in August 1861.  Amédée remarried again--his third marriage--to Adèle, daughter of Marssilière Verret and his Acadian wife Rosalie Bourg, at the Paincourtville church in January 1864; Amédée and Adèle had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity[sic, perhaps affinity] in order to marry.  They were living near Convent, St. James Parish, in 1870. 

1

Older son Louis Amédée, by his father's first wife, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1857.

2

Armant or Armand Laurent, by his father's second wife, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in August 1862, died at age 1 in August 1863. 

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Other BREAUXs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Alexa [Alexis?] Breaux, married to Mary Guiot [Guillot?], died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1808.  

Joseph Breaux married Mathilde Belson by 1833.  

Joseph Onésime Breaux married Virginie Cuvillier and settled in Assumption Parish by the early 1840s. 

Henry Breaux married Marguerite Hearste.  Their son William Barbaras Mina was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1845.

Thomassin Breaux married Azélie Lagrange and settled near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, by the early 1850s. 

Zéphirin Breaux married Marie Bourg and settled near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, by the early 1850s. 

Vincent Valier Breaux died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in May 1854.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Vincent Valier died at "age 20 years, 4 months."  One wonders if Vincent married. 

Édouard Breaux married fellow Acadian Marie Eveline Dugas.  Their son Joseph Ernest was born in Lafourche Parish in July 1857. 

Marie Julienne, daughter of Elisa Breaux, married Joseph Hermogène, son of fellow Acadian Simon LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1858; Joseph Hermogène was 50 years old at the time of the wedding.  Who were Marie Julienne's father and paternal grandfather? 

Ernest Breaux married Virginie Landry, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1862.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  He may have been the Ernest Breaux who died in Lafourche Parish in January 1867; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Ernest died "at age 30 yrs." 

Oscar Breaux died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in September 1864.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the boy's parents' names, said that Oscar died "at age 10 yrs."

Lucien Breaux married Mary Jane ____ and settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Pauline Breaux married Spanish Creole Joseph Domingue in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Janvier Breaux married Justine, no surname given, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1867.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names.  Was Janvier Acadian? 

Joseph Breaux died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in August 1867.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the boy's parents' names, said that Joseph died "at age 6 yrs."

Michel Breaux married Christine Daigle, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son Ulysse Joseph was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1867. 

Baptiste Breaux married Sarah Annie in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Baptiste Acadian? 

Ernest Breaux died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in August 1869.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the boy's parents' names, said that Ernest died "at age 17 mths." 

Pierre Breaux married fellow Acadian Undine Élisabeth Bourg and settled near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Théophile Breaux married fellow Acadian Clementine Daigle.  Their son Joseph Alphonse was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in April 1870. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Breau, Braud, Brault, or Brou is not an unusual name in France.  A Breau came to Louisiana from France decades before his Acadian namesakes reached the colony, and others lived at New Orleans and on the German Coast around the time that their Acadian namesakes appeared:

Pierre-Belledeaux Breau, a native of Tours, Touraine, France, died at St.-Charles des Allemands on the Lower German Coast in June 1740.  The priest who recorded his burial did not list Pierre's parents' names or his age at the time of his death or mention a wife.  Catherine, a native of New Orleans, daughter of Pierre Brou and Marguerite Bairenne, married Thomas, son of Guillaume Becknel of London, England, at New Orleans in April 1742; she may have been a daughter of Pierre of Tours.  

Denis Braud, a merchant, book dealer, and smuggler who became a regidor or King's inspector and established the first printing press in New Orleans, married Jeanne Lemelle in the city probably in the 1750s.  Their daughter Marie-Jeanne, called Jeanne, was born at New Orleans in October 1758; her godparents were her maternal grandparents, so her mother probably was a native of New Orleans.  Denis's son Jacques-Denis was born in the city in April 1768, Maximilien in April 1770 but died at age 3 in December 1772, and Lambert was born in April 1774.  Denis played a part in the October 1768 revolt against Spanish Governor Antonio de Ulloa; it was on Braud's press, the only one in the city and perhaps the only one in the colony, that the chief conspirators printed their manifesto against the governor.  When Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, suppressed the revolt in July 1769, Braud was lucky to escape with his life. 

Charles Braud of New Orleans married Judith Prains of the city.  Their son Bertrand was baptized at New Orleans, age 6 months, in September 1790. 

Catalina Brou, born in c1725, widow of Dennis Russell, died at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands in September 1803.  She was 78 years old.  

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A Brou family emerged on the German Coast in the mid-1700s.  During the antebellum period, one of them settled on Bayou Lafourche, but the number of his descendants never came close to that of his Acadian namesakes in the area.  Few, if any, Brou descendants married Acadians: 

Descendants of Antoine-Pierre or Pierre-Antoine BROU (c1727-1798)

Antoine-Pierre or Pierre-Antoine Brou, born in c1727, married Marie-Françoise, called Françoise, daughter of German Creole Ambroise Heidel, at St.-Charles des Allemands on the Lower German Coast in October 1749.  They had at least four sons, most of whom married fellow Creoles.  Pierre-Antoine, père died at New Orleans in January 1798; he was 71 years old.  

1

Jean-Georges, called Georges, born at St.-Charles in March 1752, died at age 2 in November 1754.

2

Pierre-Antoine, fils, born at St.-Charles in March 1754, married Eméranthe, daughter of Pierre Becknel, at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands on the Upper German Coast in June 1799.  Their son Pierre-Florestin was born at St.-Jean-Baptiste in March 1800, and Benjamin-Valsin in September 1801.  

3

Nicolas, born at St.-Charles in c1764, married Euphrosine-Antonia Albert in the late 1780s or early 1790s.  A daughter was born at New Orleans in March 1795.  They may have had a son named Honoré Nicolas, born perhaps at New Orleans in the 1790s.  Nicolas died at New Orleans in August 1799; he was only 35 years old.  

Honoré Nicolas married Eléonore, called Léonore, Folse by 1819.  They settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Their son Honoré Numa was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1824, Baptiste Jacques, called Jacques, in November or December 1826, and Octave Mesmin in December 1828.  Their daughters married into the Daspit, Folse, Walker, and Wolf families.  Honoré Nicolas's succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in October 1833; he would have been in his 40s that year.  

Octave Mesmin married Arthémise, daughter of German Creole André Waguespack, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1854.  Their son Faustin Mammes was born near Raceland in August 1855, Clément in November 1859, Joseph Octave in November 1861, and Honoré Augustin in August 1868. 

Jacques died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in January 1858.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jacques died "at age 30 yrs."  Baptiste Jacques would have been 31.  He probably did not marry. 

4

Ambroise, born at St.-Charles, married Séraphine, another daughter of Pierre Becknel, at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands in January 1802.  Their son Ambroise, fils was born at St.-Jean-Baptiste in February 1803.  

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Some non-Acadian Breauxs who lived on the western prairies were a result of the family's participation in the South's peculiar institution:

Céleste Breaux, femme de couleur libre, or free woman of color, married Lucien Aubry, homme de couleur libre, or free man of color, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1846.  Céleste died in St. Martin Parish the following October; the St. Martinville priest who recorded her burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Souqui, as he called her, died "at age 19 yrs."; he called her husband Treshile Aubrye, so the good father had problems with spelling.  Céleste's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December.  She and her husband must have lived near the boundary between St. Landry and St. Martin parishes. 

Louise, femme de couleur libre, was mother of Esteve Octave François, who was baptized at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, age 15, in June 1853.  The priest recorded the young man's surname as Breaux but did not give the father's first name.  

CONCLUSION

Breaus were among the first families of Acadia and some the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them--four individuals--came to the colony in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  They followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche, but an epidemic that summer and fall killed three of them.  Only young Firmin Breau survived the sickness.  He remained on the Teche for a time and then moved to the river during the late 1760s to be close to his kinsmen.  A decade later, he returned to the Teche valley with his wife and children and established a western branch of the family.  Kinsmen followed him to the western prairies in the decades that followed, but Firmin's line remained the largest one west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  By the late antebellum period, Breauxs could be found along Bayou Teche from Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish down to St. Mary Parish, along the Vermilion valley in Lafayette and Vermilion parishes, and farther out on the prairies in St. Landry and what became Acadia Parish.  A few Breauxs from Bayou Lafourche joined their cousins on the southwestern prairies after the War of 1861-65. 

Meanwhile, waves of Breaus, first from Halifax in 1765 and then from Maryland in 1766, 1767, and 1768, settled on the river above New Orleans along what became known as the Acadian Coast.  The largest contingent of Breaus came in early 1768 from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in an extended family of nearly 150 individuals led by brothers Alexis and Honoré of Pigiguit.  The Breau brothers promptly ran afoul of Spanish Governor Ulloa when they refused to to go where he wanted them to settle--far upriver at Fort San Luìs de Natchez in present-day Concordia Parish, where Ulloa hoped the Acadians would help provide border protection against hostile Indians and the British across the river.  The Breaus considered this arrangement entirely unacceptable.  Ulloa threatened to deport them from the colony, so the Breau brothers went into hiding while Spanish soldiers escorted their families to Fort San Luìs.  After the governor's ouster later in the year and the smashing of the revolt that overthrew him, Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, relented and allowed the Breaus to abandon Natchez and settle closer to their kin.  By the 1770s, the Acadian Coast communities of St.-Gabriel, Ascension, and St.-Jacques, as well as the Baton Rouge area farther upriver, were filled with Breaus from Halifax and Maryland. 

In 1785, more Breaus--21 of them--came to Louisiana from France on five of the Seven Ships.  Most of them settled among their kin on the Acadian Coast, but only one of their lines survived there.  One family from France chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement.  But not until later in colonial period, when Brauds from the river moved to the upper bayou, did this center of family settlement endure.  The migration from the river to the Lafourche valley continued well into the antebellum period.  Most of the new arrivals settled in what became Lafourche Interior Parish, some moved down into the Terrebonne country, and others settled along the shores of Lake Verret, near Pierre Part and Attakapas Canal, in Assumption Parish.  After the War of 1861-65, a few Lafourche/Terrebonne valley Breauxs moved on to the western prairies. 

Despite migration from the river to Bayou Lafourche and from the river and Lafourche/Terrebonne valley to the southwestern prairies, most of the Breauxs of South Louisiana remained on the river where their immigrant ancestors had settled in the 1760s.  They were especially numerous in Ascension and Iberville parishes, but significant numbers of them settled also in West Baton Rouge and St. James parishes.  At least one family settled near French Settlement in Livingston Parish, east of the Amite River. 

Non-Acadian Breaus or Brous came to Louisiana decades before their Acadian namesakes reached the colony.  Pierre-Antoine Brou married a German girl in the late 1740s; their children and grandchildren were still living on the German Coast at the end of the colonial period, though a few of them may have moved on to Bayou Lafourche during the antebellum period.  Denis Braud, a printer, book merchant, smuggler, and a King's inspector after the Spanish came to the colony, created a family at New Orleans during the 1750s that was still living in the city two decades later; Braud, in fact, played an important role in the Creole-led revolt against Spanish Governor Ulloa in 1768; when Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, executed some of the leaders of the revolt the following year, Braud was lucky to escape with his life.  Other Breaus, called Foreign French by native Louisianians, came to New Orleans during the antebellum period, but, like their French-Creole brethren, their numbers never came close to that of the Acadian Breauxs scattered across South Louisiana.  ...

As befitting the size of the family, dozens of Braud/Breauxs served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65--at least 135 of them, mostly Acadians.  One of them rose to the rank of colonel.  And at least half a dozen members of the family died in Confederate service.  ...

In Louisiana, the family's name picked up an "x" and became Breaux.  In Canada and France, the older spelling Brault and its variant Braud are preferred.  In some Louisiana communities, especially along the river, Braud is preferred over Breaux.  In Louisiana, the family's name also is spelled Brau, Braut, Braux, Breaud, Breault, Bro, Brod, Brot, Brou, Broux, Bru.  A Preaux family, probably Foreign French, who lived at Ascension and on upper Bayou Lafourche, and a Reaux family who lived on the western prairies, should not be confused with the Braud/Breauxs, who lived just about everywhere in South Louisiana.  [See Book Ten for the Acadian family's Louisiana "begats"]

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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
Alexis BREAUX, père 01 Feb 1768 StJ born c1724, Pigiguit; son of Alexandre BREAUX & Marie DUGAS; brother of Honoré, Jean-Baptiste, & Joseph-Charles; married, age 21, Madeleine, daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Madeleine COMEAUX, c1745; exiled to MD 1755, age 32; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Alexis BRAUX, with wife Magdelaine, sons Honoré, Joseph, Charle, daughters Marie, Anastasie, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; a leader, with younger brother Honoré, of the party aboard the Jane that left the Potomac River, MD, Dec 1767 for LA; arrived LA 1768, age 44; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Louis de Natchez, 1768, called Alleci BRO, "new-comer," age 42, with wife Magdalena age 44, sons Hose [Honoré] age 21, Joseph age 17, Carlos age 15, Alecci age 2, daughters Maria age 10, Nastacia age 5, orphan Biblen BRO age 25, & no arpents; refused to settle at San Luìs de Natchez, threatened with deportation by Gov. ULLOA, Feb 1768, so he went into hiding with his brother; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 19, right [west] bank, called Alexis BREAU, age 46, with wife Magdelaine age 48, sons Honoré age 23, Joseph age 18, Charles age 16, Alexis age 4, daughters Marie age 12, & Nastazie age 7, 8 arpents, 0 slaves, 4 horses, 0 cattle, 20 pigs, 0 sheep, 1 musket; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Alexis BREAU, age 52, with wife Magdelaine TRAHANT age 54, sons Charles age 24, Alexis age 11, daughter Anastazie age 14, & orphan [nephew] Charles [dit Charlitte] TRAHANT age 11; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 6 whites, 2 slaves, 6 qts. rice, 20 qts. corn; depicted with brother Honoré in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Alexis BREAUX, fils 02 Feb 1768 StJ born c1765, MD; son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Anastasie, Charles, Honoré le jeune, Joseph, & Marie; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Alecci, age 2, with parents, siblings, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with his family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 4, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 11, with parents, siblings, & TRAHAN kinsman; married, age 21, (1)Marie, daughter of Athanase BREAUX & Marie LEBLANC, 30 Apr 1786, St.-Jacques; married, age 36, (2)Pélagie, daughter of Jean-Marie RICHARD & Rosalie BOURGEOIS, & widow of Valentin-Philippe DE SAINT-JULIEN DE LACHAUSSÉE, 23 Jun 1801, St.-Jacques
Alexis BREAUX 03 Nov 1785 Asp born c1722, probably Cobeguit; son of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite DUGAS; plowman, carpenter, day laborer; married, age 21, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of René GUILLOT & Marguerite DOIRON of Cobeguit, c1745, probably Cobeguit; moved to Île St.-Jean 1751; at Grande-Anse, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Alexis BREAUD, age 30, widower[sic], with 4 daughters; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Alexis BRO, age 36, with wife Marie GUILLOT, age 37, 4 daughters, 1 son, & brother Joseph; at Trigavou, France, 1759-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Alexis BRAUD, with wife Marie GUILLOTTE, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 61[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, medium axe, shovel, & knife, & 2 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Alexis BREAU, age 64[sic], with wife Marie age 64, daughter Margueritte age 21, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 3 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Alexis BRAUT, age 68, with wife Marie age 69, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to son-in-law Louis DANTIN, 0 qts. rice, 0 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 0 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Alexos BRAUX, age 72, with wife Maria age 74, & no children, next to son-in-law Luis DANTIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Alexis BREAU, age 73[sic], with wife Marie age 75, & no children, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Louis DANTAIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Alexis BREAU, age 74[sic], with wife Marie age 75, & no children, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Louis DANTAIN
Amand BREAUX 04 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StJ born c1754, probably Pigiguit; son of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY; brother of Anne, Esther, Jean, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report of Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Amant BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 12; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 153, left [east] bank, called Armant BREAU, age 16, listed singly; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Amand BRAU, age 16, with parents, 2 full siblings, & 2 half-siblings; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Hermand, age 20, with parents & sister; married, age 25, (1)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Georges CLOUÂTRE & Blanche BREAUX, 5 Jul 1779, St.-Jacques; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Jul 1779, called Amant BRAU, listed as married; married, age 48, (2)Céleste or Colastie, daughter of Anselme LANDRY & Osite LANDRY, & widow of Alain BABIN, 25 Jul 1802, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] St. James Parish 23 Aug 1807, age 50[sic]
Anastasie BREAUX 05 1765 StJ, Atk born c1765, Halifax or LA; daughter of Athanase BREAUX & Marie LEBLANC; sister of Joseph-Athanase; arrived LA 1765, an infant or in utero; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Nastasie; age 1, with parents & brother; in Cabanoce census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Nastazie, age 4, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Annastazie, age 12, with parents, 2 brothers, & 2 sisters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 20, Pierre, fils, son of Pierre BERNARD & his first wife Marguerite ARCENEAUX of Chignecto & St.-Jacques, c1785, Attakapas, now St. Martinville
Anastasie BREAUX 06 Feb 1768 StJ born c1762, probably MD; called Nastasie; daughter of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN; sister of Alexis, fils, Charles, Honoré le jeune, Joseph, & Marie; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Anastasie BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 6; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Nastacia, age 5, with parents, siblings, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with her family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Nastazie, age 7, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 14, with parents, 2 brothers, & TRAHANT kinsman; married, age 27, Joseph, son of Alexandre MELANÇON & his second wife Osite HÉBERT, 24 May 1779, St.-Jacques; died [buried] Ascension 5 Jan 1783, age 20
Anne BREAUX 07 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1754, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY; sister of Amand, Esther, Jean, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 12; in Cabanocé census, 1769,  left [east] bank, age 15, with parents, 1 full sister, & 2 half-siblings; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Anne BRAU, age 16, with parents, 2 full siblings, & 2 half-siblings; married, age 22, Joseph, son of Joseph-Grégoire BROUSSARD & Ursule TRAHAN of Pigiguit, 3 Jun 1776, Ascension, now Donalsonville; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 23, with husband & 1 son; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 4 unnamed others; died "at her home" at Fausse Pointe, St. Martin Parish, 19 Feb 1818, age 65, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
Anne BREAUX 08 Feb 1768 Natz born 31 Jan 1710, baptized 6 Apr 1710, Grand-Pré; daughter of Pierre BREAUX & his second wife Anne LEBLANC; sister of Brigitte; married, age 19, Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean DUPUIS & Anne RICHARD, c1729, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 45; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne DUPUIS, widow, with son Pierre & daughters Marie, Margueritte, & Monique; arrived LA 1768, age 58; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana BRO, widow, age 60[sic], with son Pedro DE PUIS age 18, daughters Maria [DUPUIS] age 29, Monica [DUPUIS] age 24, & 4 arpents; may have died at San Luìs de Natchez
Anne-Gertrude BREAUX 11 Feb 1768 Natz, NO born c1745, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN; sister of Antoine, Élisabeth, Madeleine, & Pierre; exiled to MD 1755, age 10; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 23; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana, age 1[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; applied to Ursuline convent in New Orleans as a noviate, 24 Mar 1768, age 23, soon after reaching the colony; accepted as coadjutrix sister at Ursuline convent, 30 Apr 1770, age 25; took the name of Sister Marie Joseph; served 47 years as Ursuline nun; died probably Ursuline convent, New Orleans 1818, age 72
Anne-Josèphe BREAUX 10 Aug 1785 Asp born c1747, Cobeguit; daughter of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG; sister of Joseph-Gabriel, Luce, Marie-Josèphe, & Ursule; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 5; 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 BROS, age 12; married, age 18, Jacques, son of Thomas DOIRON & Anne GIROIR, 8 Jul 1765, St.-Suliac, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Anne BRAUD, with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 38; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Anne BREAU, age 40, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anne BRAUT, age 43, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana BRAUX, age 50[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 51, with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 52, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; died [buried] Assumption Parish 20 Mar 1822, age 70[sic], a widow
Anne-Madeleine BREAUX 12 Nov 1785 Asp born c1747, probably Cobeguit; called Madeleine; daughter of Alexis BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe GUILLOT; sister of Marguerite-Blanche; moved to Île St.-Jean 1751, age 4; at Grande-Anse, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Madeleine, age 6, with parents & sisters; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Madeleine, age 13, with parents & siblings; at Trigavou, France, 1759-72; at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, 1778-81; married, age 34, Étienne, son of Jean HÉBERT & Marguerite MOUTON, & widower of Marie LAVERGNE & Marie BOURG, 28 Aug 1781, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 36[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Magdeleinne BRO, age 40, with husband, 3 stepsons, & 1 stepdaughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Madelaine BRAUT, age 43, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena BRAUX, age 48, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 49, with husband, 1 son & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne, no surname given, age 50, with husband, 1 daughter, & orphan Marie [?]
Antoine BREAUX 13 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1736, probably Pigiguit; son of probably Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN of L'Assomption, Pigiguit; brother of Anne-Gertrude, Élisabeth, Madeleine, & Pierre; married Marguerite LANDRY, Minas or MD; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Antoine BRAUX, with wife Margueritte, sons Joseph & Charle, & daughters Perpétué & Scholastique; arrived LA 1768, age 32; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Antonio BRO, age 32, with wife Margarita age 32, sons Joseph age 14, Carlos age illegible, daughters Scolastica age 17, Pepetua age 7, Maria Roza age 4, & 8 arpents; moved to San Gabriel; died probably San Gabriel before Mar 1777, when his wife was listed in the St.-Gabriel census as a widow
Athanase BREAUX 14 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk? born c1735, probably Chepoudy; sometimes called Pierre, son of Ambroise BREAUX & Marie-Anne MICHEL; brother of Marie-Josèphe & Marie-Madeleine; married, age 25, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Joseph LEBLANC & Isabelle GAUDET, 1 Feb 1760, Restigouche; on list of Acadian refugees at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, NS, 9 Aug 1762, with 5 in his family; arrived LA 1765, age 30; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Anastasio BROT, age 31, with wife Marie age 22, son Joseph age 3, & daughter Nastasie age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to father-in-law Joseph LEBLANC, père, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun; lost his house to fire while attending church services, late Jul 1768; refused assistance by Gov. ULLOA; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 22 next to father-in-law Joseph LEBLANC, right [west] bank, called Athanaze BROA, age 35, with wife Marie age 26, son Joseph age 6, daughters Nastasie age 4, & Marie age 1 mo., 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 13 cattle, 2 horses, 25 pigs, 0 sheep, 1 musket; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Athanase BREAU, age 45[sic], with wife Marie age 34, sons Joseph age 13 & Paul age 2, daughters Annastazie age 12, Marie age 7, & Anne age 5; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 8 unnamed whites, 3 slaves, 10 qts. rice, 60 qts. corn; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, called Atanas BRAU, fusileer; moved to Attakapas District?
Augustin BREAUX 15 Feb 1768 Natz, NO? born c1767 or 1768, MD or LA; son of Simon-Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; brother of Hélène, Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, Marianne his twin, & Marie-Anne; arrived LA 1768, in utero or an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Agustin, newborn, with widowed mother & siblings; died [buried] New Orleans 11 Aug 1776, age 8 or 9?
Bibianne BREAUX 16 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1744, probably Minas; daughter of Amand BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; sister of Joseph, Marguerite, & Marguerite-Hélène; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Bibien BRAUX, orphan, with family of Alexis BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 24; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Biblen BRO, age 25, orphan, with family of Alleci BRO; married, age 25, Firmin, son of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY, 23 Jan 1769, San Luìs de Natchez; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Bibienne BRAU, age 26, with husband & 1 son; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Babienne BRAUD, age 33, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; died by Nov 1781, when her husband remarried at Ascension
Brigitte BREAUX 17 Feb 1765 Atk born 17 Mar 1719, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; daughter of Pierre BREAUX & his second wife Anne LEBLANC; sister of Anne; married, age 20, Charles, son of Michel THIBODEAUX & Agnès DUGAS, c1739, probably Minas; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband Cherle TIBAUDO & 3 children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 45, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, a widow with 3 children; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765, called Brigite BRAUD; died [buried] Attakapas 5 Aug 1765, age 46
Cécile BREAUX 18 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ born c1738, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 17; married (1)Georges, son of Pierre CLOITRE dit CLOUÂTRE & Marguerite LEBLANC, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Cécile CLOATRE, with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & orphan Joseph BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 30, a widow; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Cécilia BRO, widow, age 30, with sons Joseph DUANTE [CLOUÂTRE] age 7, Carlos [CLOUÂTRE] age 2, daughter Magdalena [CLOUÂTRE] age 5, orphan Joseph BRO age 15, & 5 arpents; moved to Cabanocé; married, age 30, (2)Charles, son of Jean GAUDET & Marie BREAUX, 16 May 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Cécile BROA, age 30, with husband, 2 CLOUÂTRE sons & 1 CLOUÂTRE daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Cécille BREAUD, age 39, with husband, 2 CLOUÂTRE sons, 2 GAUDET sons, & 1 CLOUÂTRE daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 9 others; died [buried] St. James Parish 3 Jul 1815, "age about 70[sic] yrs."
Cécile BREAUX 19 Jul 1785 StG born c1746; daughter of Antoine BREAUX & his first wife Cécile BOURG; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Duke William 1758, arrived St.-Malo, 1 Nov 1758, called Cécile BRO, no age given; married, age 18, Joseph, son of François HENRY & Marie DUGAS, 15 May 1764, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Suliac 1764-72; in Poitou, France 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Cécile BRAUD, with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 48[sic]; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 4 Aug 1828, age 84[sic]
Charles BREAUX 20 Feb 1768 StJ born c1753, Pigiguit; son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Alexis, fils, Anastasie, Honoré le jeune, Joseph, & Marie; exiled to MD 1755, age 2; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Charle BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 15; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos, age 14, with parents, siblings, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with his family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 16, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 24, with parents, siblings, & TRAHAN kinsman; married, age 24, (1)Esther, daughter of his uncle Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY, & sister of brother Honoré le jeune's wife Marie-Madeleine, 27 Apr 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 2 unnamed whites, 0 slaves, 2 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn; married, age 36, (2)Judith or Julie, daughter of Antoine LEPRINCE & Cécile ARCEMENT, 22 Jun 1789, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St.-Jacques 17 Jun 1802, age 49
Charles BREAUX 21 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1759, probably MD; son of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; brother of Joseph, Marie-Rose, Perpétué, & Scholastique; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Charle BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 9; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos, age illegible, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 18, with widowed mother & siblings?; married, age 23, Anne-Monique, called Monique, daughter of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY & Anne-Madeleine DUPUY, 30 Dec 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 10 Jun 1822, age 60[sic]
Charles BREAUX 22 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1768, MD or LA; son of Joseph-Charles BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; brother of Claire, Joseph-Marie, & Marguerite; arrived LA 1768, in utero or an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Carlos, newborn, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; not in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, with widowed mother & unnamed siblings; married, age 28, Marie-Rosalie, called Rosalie, daughter of Paul LANDRY & Brigitte BABIN, 8 Feb 1796, St.-Gabriel
Charles BREAUX 23 Aug 1785 StG, BR baptized 31 Oct 1781, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Honoré BREAUX & Élisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; brother of Jeanne, Marie-Madeleine, Martine, Olive-Élisabeth, Pierre-Paul, & twin Rose-Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 3; married, age 29, (1)Marie-Renée, daughter of Jean-Pierre HÉBERT & Anne-Dorothée DOIRON, & brother Pierre-Paul's wife's sister, 27 Aug 1810, St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish; married, age 48 (2)Marie Ursule, called Ursule, daughter of Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne-Geneviève DAIGLE, & widow of François THERIOT, 25 Jan 1830, Baton Rouge
Claire BREAUX 24 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, StJ born c1765, MD; daughter of Joseph-Charles BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; sister of Charles, Joseph-Marie, & Marguerite; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Clara, age 3, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, with widowed mother & unnamed siblings; married, age 20, (1)Pierre, son of Alexis COMEAUX & Marguerite BABIN, 10 Jan 1785, San Gabriel; married, age 25, (2)Charles dit Migouin, son of Alexandre MELANÇON & his second wife Osite HÉBERT, 25 Jan 1790, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St.-Jacques 11 Jan 1802, age 38
Élisabeth/Isabelle BREAUX 25 Feb 1768 StJ, Asp born c1765, MD; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN; sister of Joseph-Honoré & Madeleine; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Isabel, age 3, with parents, siblings, & orphan Joseph GRIBUAR, but went into hiding with her family; settled Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 28, René dit Simon, son of François SIMONEAUX of Lorraine, France, & Marie-Osite-Anne CORPORON of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, & widower of Isabelle-Luce DAIGLE, 13 Feb 1793, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, Isabel BRAUX age 33, with husband Simon SIMONAUX age 35[sic], [step]sons Frederico [SIMONAUX] age 9, & [Alexandre-]Simon [SIMONAUX] age 10, son [Joseph-]Lubino [SIMONAUX] age 1, [step]daughters Magdalena [SIMONAUX] age 11, & [Marie-]Clemencia [SIMONAUX] age 7, & Frederico LANDRY age 25, next to his former brother-in-law Juan D'AIGLE; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle age 34, with husband Simon SIMONEAUX age 36, [step]sons Simon SIMONEAUX] age 11, & Frédéric [SIMONEAUX] age 10, son Lubin [SIMONEAUX] age 3, [step]daughters Magdeleinne [SIMONEAUX] age 12, & Clémence [SIMONEAUX] age 8, 0 slaves, near his former brother-in-law Jean DAIGLE; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Élisabeth age 33, with husband Simon SIMONEAU age 36, [step]sons Simon [SIMONEAUX] age 11, & Frédéric [SIMONEAUX] age 10, son Lubin SIMONEAUX] age 2, [step]daughters Marie SIMONEAUX] age 13, & Clémence [SIMONEAUX] age 9, 3/60 arpents, 2 slaves, near his former brother-in-law Jean DAIGLE; died [buried] Assumption 20 May 1802, age 38
Élisabeth/Isabelle BREAUX 26 Feb 1768 Natz, NO born c1743, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN; sister of Anne-Gertrude, Antoine, Madeleine, & Pierre; exiled to MD 1755, age 12; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Élizabeth BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 25; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Isabel, age 3[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; asked to be received at the Ursuline convent noviate, 6 Aug 1768, age 25; accepted as Ursuline novice; died probably Ursuline convent, New Orleans, 12 May 1771, age 29, "having received the last sacraments"; buried in Ursuline cemetery
Esther BREAUX 27 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StJ born c1759, probably MD; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY; sister of Amand, Anne, Jean, Marguerite, & Marie-Madeleine; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Cité BRAUX with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1766, age 7; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 10, with parents, 2 half-siblings, & 1 full sister; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Esthere BRAU, age11, with parents, 2 full siblings, & 2 half-siblings; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Ester, age 17, with parents & brother; married, age 18, Charles, son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN, & brother of sister Marie-Madeleine's husband Honoré le jeune, 27 Apr 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & no others; died by Jun 1789, when her husband remarried at St.-Jacques
Eulalie BREAUX 28 Nov 1785 Asp? baptized 13 Jun 1785, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph-Gabriel BREAUX & Marguerite TEMPLET; sister of Joseph; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers?; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, an infant; not in the Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young
Firmin BREAUX 29 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc, Atk born c1749, probably Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Alexis BREAUX & Marguerite BARRILLEAUX; exiled to MA 1755, age 6; on list of Acadians at Weymouth, MA, 1760-61, with his parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 16, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoliel; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Fermin BRAUD, with no one else in his household; moved to Acadian Coast late 1760s; married, age 20, Marguerite, daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his first wife Élisabeth HENRY of Pigiguit, 13 Apr 1769, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 86, right [west] bank, called Firmain BREAU, age 20, with wife Margueritte age 22 & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Firmain BRAU, age 21, with wife Margueritte age 23, daughter Marie age 4 mos., & 6 arpents; purchased land from Jean-François LEDÉE at La Grand Pointe, upper Bayou Teche, 1771; returned to Attakapas District & settled at La Pointe, early 1770s; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Firmin BRAUX, age 28, head of family number 67, with wife Marguerite age 29, sons Donate age 5, François age 4, Pierre age 3, daughters Marie age 2, & Félicité age 1, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 9 horses, 11 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Firmin BRAUD, with 9 unnamed individuals, 153 animals, & 25 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Firmin BRAU, with 10 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Fermin BREAU; died La Pointe 2 Oct 1808, age 59; succession record dated 30 Jan 1809, St. Martin Parish courthouse; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Hélène BREAUX 30 Feb 1768 Natz born c1766, MD; daughter of Simon-Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Augustin, Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, Marianne, & Marie-Anne; arrived LA 1768, age 2; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Elena, age 2, with widowed mother & siblings
Honoré BREAUX l'aîné 31 Feb 1768 StJ born c1731, Pigiguit; son of Alexandre BREAUX & Marie DUGAS; brother of Alexis, Jean-Baptiste, & Joseph-Charles; married Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN; exiled to MD 1755, age 24; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Honoré BRAUX, with wife Magdelaine, daughters Magdelaine, Marie, Magueritte, & orphan Blaise LE JEUNE; a leader, with older brother Alexis, of the party aboard the Jane that left the Potomac River, MD, Dec 1767 for LA; arrived LA 1768, age 37; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Nove BRO, "new-comer," age 37, with wife Magdalena age 36, son Nove age 1, daughters Magdalena age 14, Isabel age 3, orphan Joseph GRIBUAR age 12, & no arpents; refused to settle at San Luìs de Natchez, threatened with deportation by Gov. ULLOA, Feb 1768, so he went into hiding with his brother; settled Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 5 unnamed whites, 2 slaves, 4 qts. rice, 25 qts. corn; depicted with brother Alexis in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Honoré BREAUX le jeune 32 Feb 1768 StJ born c1747, Pigiguit; son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Alexis, fils, Anastasie, Charles, Joseph, & Marie; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Honoré BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 21; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Hose, age 21, with parents, siblings, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with his family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 23[sic, with parents & siblings; married, age 26, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of his uncle Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & Marie-Rose LANDRY of Pigiguit, & sister of brother Charles's wife Esther, 18 Jan 1773, St.-Jacques or Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 28[sic], with wife Magdelaine age 26, & daughter Marie age 3; died [buried] St. James Parish 25 Jul 1810, "about 58[sic] yrs."
Honoré BREAUX 33 Aug 1785 StG born c1735, probably Minas; son of Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite GAUTREAUX; brother of Jean-Charles, Marie-Josèphe, & Marie-Rose; exiled to VA 1755, age 20; deported to England 1756, age 21; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée with family of cousin Germain BOUDROT, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 28; plowman, laborer, & carpenter; at Plouër, France, 1763-66; married, age 31, Élisabeth dite Maillet, daughter of Victor LEBLANC & Marie AUCOIN, 10 Feb 1766, Plouër; at St.-Servan, France, 1767-72; at Plouër 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Honoré BRAUD, with wife Élisabeth, 3 unnamed sons, & 4 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 52[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 meat cleaver, 2 each of axe, hatchet, & shovel, 4 hoes
Jean BREAUX 34 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StG born c1751, probably Pigiguit; son of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY; brother of Amand, Anne, Esther, Marguerite, Marie-Madeleine; exiled to MD 1755, age 4; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Jean BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 15; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 18, with father, stepmother, 1 full sister & 2 half-sisters; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Jacques, age 18, with father, stepmother, 1 full sibling, & 3 half-siblings; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Jen BRAUX, bachelor, age 25, with 12 cattle, [0 horses?] 8 hogs, 18 fowl, 6 arpents
Jean BREAUX 35 Feb 1768 Natz born c1736, probably Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 19?; married Marie _______, probably MD; arrived LA 1768, age 32; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Juan BRO, age 32, with wife Maria age 27, son Juan Bte. age 5 mos., daughter Maria age 3, & arpents
Jean-Baptiste BREAUX 36 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1725, probably Pigiguit; called Baptiste; son of Alexandre BREAUX & Marie DUGAS; brother of Alexis, Honoré, & Joseph-Charles; married (1)Élisabeth HENRY, mid-1740s, Pigiguit; married (2)Marie-Rose LANDRY, late 1740s, Pigiguit; exiled to MD 1755, age 30; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called J. Bte. BRAUX, with wife Rose, sons Jean & Amant, & daughters Margte., Magdne, Anne, Cité[probably Esther], & Marie; arrived LA 1766, age 41; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 152, left [east] bank, called Baptiste BREAU, age 45, with wife Marie age 39, son Jean age 18, daughters Magdelaine age 20, Anne age 15, & Ester age 10; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Baptiste BRAU, age 44[sic], head of family number 65, with wife Marie-Rose age 40, sons Jacques [Jean] age 18, Amand age 16, daughters Magdeleine age 20, Anne age 16, Esthere age 11, & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Jean-Baptiste BRAUD, no age given, head of "family' number 46, with 6 arpents in fallow, also left [east] bank, called Jean-Baptiste BRAUD, age 51, head of family number 67, with wife Marie age 48, son Hermand age 20, daughter Ester age 17, 14 arpents, 1 slave, 15 cattle, 3 horses, 0 sheep, 29 swine, 3 arms
Jean-Baptiste BREAUX 37 Feb 1768 Natz born Sep 1767, MD; son of Jean BREAUX & Marie ______; brother of Marie; arrived LA 1768, an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Juan Bte., age 5 mos., with parents & sister
Jean-Baptiste BREAUX 38 1760s? Asc? no information ... yet, unless he was the young Jean-Baptiste BRAUD caught in bed with Mme. BERTONVILLE by the Sieur BERTONVILLE of Ascension in Jul 1773
Jean-Baptiste-Pierre BREAUX 88 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1755, Minas or MD; called Pierre; son of Simon-Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; brother of Augustin, Hélène, Marianne, & Marie-Anne; exiled to MD 1755, in utero or as an infant; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed[sic] mother & sister Marie; arrived LA 1768, age 13; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Pedro BRO, age 13, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; married, age 24, Marguerite, daughter of Charles DARDENNE & Marie-Louise LAGEE, 27 Jul 1779, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 1 Oct 1822, age 60[sic]
Jean-Charles BREAUX 39 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1733, probably Minas; son of Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite GAUTREAUX; brother of Honoré, Marie-Josèphe, & Marie-Rose; married Marie BENOIT, probably Minas, early 1750s; exiled to MD 1755, age 22; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Jean BRAUX, with wife Marie BRAUX, son Michel, daughter Margueritte, & orphan [Augustin-]Rémis BOUDRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 35; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Juan Carlos BRO, age 36, with wife Maria age 30, sons Miguel age 13, Simon age 2, daughters Margarita age 10, Ludivin age 6, orphans Esteban VENUA age 18, Remi BUDRO age 13, & arpents; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Jans Charlle BRAUX, age 45, with unnamed wife [Marie] age 40[sic], 2 unnamed daughters ages 18 [Marguerite] & 12 [Ludivine], 1 unnamed son [Simon] age 8, 1 Negro, 20 cattle, 6 horses, 19 hogs, 40 fowl, 9 arpents; died [buried] San Gabriel 11 Mar 1784, age 50
Jeanne BREAUX 40 Aug 1785 StG, NO baptized 14 May 1776, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, France; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Elisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; sister of Charles, Marie-Madeleine, Martine, Olive-Élisabeth, Pierre-Paul, & Rose-Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 8; never married; died Charity Hospital, New Orleans, buried 15 Sep 1799, age 22
Joseph BREAUX 42 Feb 1768 StJ, NO?, Atk born c1751, Pigiguit; son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Alexis, fils, Anastasie, Charles, Honoré le jeune, & Marie; exiled to MD 1755, age 4; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Joseph BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 17; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, age 17, with parents, siblings, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with his family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 18, with parents & siblings; married, age 23, (1)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Paul MELANÇON & Marie THÉRIOT, 7 Feb 1774, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 25, with wife Marie[-Madeleine] age 20 & son Hilaire age 2; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 5 unnamed whites, 1 slave, 5 qts. rice, 20 qts. corn?; married, age 39, (2)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Joseph BOURG & Marguerite LANDRY, 19 Feb 1790, St.-Jacques; may have lived at New Orleans; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 56, (3)Eléonore, daughter of Basile LANDRY & Marie-Anne MIRE, 13 Apr 1807, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "at the home of his nephew, Hypolite BRAUD, at L'ance du Day, St. Martin Parish, 18 Jan 1819, age 70[sic]; succession record dated 23 Jan 1825, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Joseph BREAUX 43 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1753, probably Minas; son of Amand BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; brother of Bibianne, Marguerite, & Marguerite-Hélène; exiled to MD 1755, age 2; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Joseph BRAUX, orphan, with family of George CLOÂTRE [husband of Cécile BREAUX]; arrived LA 1768, age 15; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, called Joseph BRO, orphan, age 15, with family of Cécilia BRO, widow [of George CLOUÂTRE]; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Joseph BRAUD, age 26[sic], head of "family" number 82, listed singly so probably still a bachelor, with 4 arpents next to brother-in-law Firmin BABIN, 0 slaves, 4 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 0 swine, 1 arm; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Jul & Aug 1779, called Joseph BRAU & BRAUD, not listed as married, fusileer; married, age 29, Cécile, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne RICHARD, 11 Feb 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension 9 Aug 1782, age 30
Joseph BREAUX 44 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1754, probably Minas; son of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; brother of Charles, Marie-Rose, Perpétué, & Scholastique; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report on Acadians at Port-Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Joseph BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, age 14, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; married, age 23, (1)Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Paul AUCOIN & Marie LEBLANC, 15 Jan 1777, St.-Jacques; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Jausephe BRAUX, fis, age 20[sic], with unnamed wife [Marie-Josèphe] age 17, no children, 8 cattle, 2 horses, 12 hogs, 20 fowl, 6 arpents; married, age 64, (2)Marguerite, daughter of Jean Baptiste BABIN & Élisabeth LEBLANC, & widow of Simon ALLAIN, 26 Jan 1818, St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish
Joseph BREAUX 46 Aug 1785 BR born 28 Feb 1761, Bristol, England; son of Joseph BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Madeleine VINCENT; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 2, with widowed mother & half-brother Jean-Baptiste BOUDROT; at St.-Suliac, France, 1763-64; sailor; married, age 23, Marie-Blanche of Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, daughter of Louis-Athanase TRAHAN & Marguerite LEBLANC of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, 25 May 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 23; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Josef BRO, with unnamed wife [Marie], 1 unnamed child [son Jean-Joseph], 3 units corn, 1/4 unit rice; died [buried] Baton Rouge 8 Mar 1813, age 53
Joseph BREAUX 47 Nov 1785 Asp baptized 21 Jun 1778, Archigny, France; son of Joseph-Gabriel BREAUX & Marguerite TEMPLET; brother of Eulalie; at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, 1782; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sister; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 9[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 9, with parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph BRAUT, age 12, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 18, with parents, siblings, & Pedro BOUDRAUX; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 19, with parents & sister; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 19, with parents, siblings, & "orphan" Pierre BLANCHARD; married, age 26, Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DAIGLE & Marie DUGAS, 17 Jun 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 12 Jun 1815, age 37
Joseph-Athanase BREAUX 41 1765 StJ, Atk born 2 Aug 1762, probably Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, NS, baptized 2 Dec 1765, New Orleans; son of Athanase BREAUX & Marie LEBLANC; brother of Anastasie; on list of Acadian refugees at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, NS, 9 Aug 1762, unnamed, with his family; arrived LA 1765, age 3; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 3, with parents & sister; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 6, with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 13[sic], with parents & siblings; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others?; married Marie-Catherine dite Rosalie, daughter of Pierre ARCENEAUX & Anne BERGERON of St.-Jacques, 1780s, probably St.-Jacques; moved to Attakapas District 1780s; died [buried] Lafayette Parish 28 Jun 1823, age 70[sic]
Joseph-Charles BREAUX 48 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1734, probably Pigiguit; son of probably Alexandre BREAUX & Marie DUGAS; brother of Alexis, Honoré, & Jean-Baptiste; married, age 21, Marie-Josèphe LANDRY, c1755; exiled to MD 1755, age 27; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Joseph BRAUX, with wife Marie-Josette BRAUX, son Joseph-Marie BRAUX, & daughters Margueritte BRAUX & Marie-Rose BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 34; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Joseph BRO, age 34, with wife Maria Josèpha age 35, son Joseph age 5, Carlos new-born, daughters Margarita age 6, Clara age 3, & 6 arpents; moved to San Gabriel; died probably San Gabriel before Mar 1777, when his wife was listed in the San Gabriel census as a widow
Joseph-Gabriel BREAUX 49 Nov 1785 Asp, StJ born c1753, probably Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean; son of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG; brother of Anne-Josèphe, Luce, Marie-Josèphe, & Ursule; 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 BROS, age 6; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-72; sailor; moved to Archigny, Poitou, France, 1770s; married, age 24, Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of André TEMPLET & his first wife Marie DEVAUX, 30 Sep 1777, Archigny; at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, 1782; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Joseph BRAUD, with wife, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 30[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Joseph BREAU, age 35, with wife Margueritte age 35, son Joseph age 9, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 1 horse, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph BRAUT, age 38, with wife Margrithe age 39, son Joseph age 12, daughters Marselie age 1, Marie age 2, 0 slaves, 7 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 2 horses, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef BRAUX, age 43 with wife Margarita age 44, son Joseph age 18, daughters Maria age 7, Marcela age 6, Magdalena age 4, Margarita age 1, & [engagé?] Pedro BOUDRAUX age 13; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 44, with wife Margueritte age 45, son Joseph age 19, & daughter Marie age 8, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph BREAU, age 45, with wife Margueritte age 46, sons Joseph age 19, Pierre age 8, daughters Marie age 9, Marie-Magdelenne age 3, Margueritte age 3, & "orphan" Pierre BLANCHARD age 15, 5/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] St. James Parish 14 Aug 1822, age 71[sic]
Joseph-Honoré BREAUX 50 Feb 1768 StJ, Asp, Lf born c1767, MD; called Honoré, fils; son of Honoré BREAUX & Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Élisabeth & Madeleine; arrived LA 1768, age 1; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, called Nove, age 1, with parents, sisters, & orphan Joseph GRIBUAR, but went into hiding with his family; settled Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 22, Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, daughter of Joachim-Hyacinthe TRAHAN & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUHON, 20 Apr 1789, St.-Jacques; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph-Honoré BRAUT, age 25, with wife Félicité age 20, son Joseph age 1, engagé Pierre BOURG age 28, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 60 qts. corn, 8 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef Honorio BRAUX, age 30[sic], with wife Maria[sic] age 26, son Josef Honorio age 6, daughters Émilia age 3, & Maria age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph-Honoré BREAU, age 31, with wife Marie age 27, son Joseph age 7, daughters Émilie age 4, & Marie age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph-Honoré BREAU, age 31, with wife Marie age 29, son Joseph age 7, daughters Émilie age 4, Marie age 2, & Félicité age 1, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 15 Jun 1830, age 67[sic]; succession record dated 12 Feb 1831, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Joseph-Marie BREAUX 45 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1763, MD; son of Joseph-Charles BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; brother of Charles, Claire, & Marguerite; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Joseph-Marie BRAUX, with parents & 2 sisters; arrived LA 1768, age 5; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, age 5, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 20[sic], with widowed mother & unnamed siblings; married, age 23, Marie-Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of Joseph HAMILTON & Anne-Anastasie COME of MD, 4 Jul 1786, San Gabriel
Luce BREAUX 51 Nov 1785 Asp, StJ born c1746, Cobeguit; daughter of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG; sister of Anne-Josèphe, Joseph-Gabriel, Marie-Josèphe, & Ursule; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 6; 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 BROS, age 13; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-72; married, age 22, (1)Athanase, son of François BOURG & his first wife Marguerite HÉBERT, 3 Feb 1768, St.-Suliac; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Luce BRAUD, with husband, 3 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed orphan; booked passage aboard Le St.-Rémi but sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 33[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Luce BREAUT widow BOURG, age 42, with sons Joseph BOURG age 15, Charles BOURG age 12, 6 arpents, 20 qts. rice, 2 swine; married, age 45, (2)Pierre, son of Cyprien THÉRIOT & Marguerite LANDRY, & widower of Élisabeth TRAHAN & Marie DAIGLE, 21 Jun 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Luce BRAUT, age 47, with husband, 2 BOURG sons, & 1 TÉRIOT stepson; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Luce BREAUX, Widow, age 41[sic, probably meant 51], with family of [nephew] Jean DOIRON; died [buried] St. James Parish 10 Dec 1831, age 91[sic], a widow
Ludivine BREAUX 52 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, StJ born c1762, probably MD; daughter of Jean-Charles BREAUX & Marie BENOIT; sister of Marguerite, Michel, & Simon; arrived LA 1768, age 6; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ludivin, age 6, with parents, siblings, & 2 orphans; moved to San Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 12[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 18, (1)Étienne, son of Alexandre MELANÇON & his second wife Osite HÉBERT, 14 Apr 1780, St.-Jacques; married, age 27, (2)François, son of Jean ARCENEAUX & Judith BERGERON, 20 Jan 1789, St.-Jacques; died [buried] Convent, St. James Parish, 24 Jan 1856, age 97[sic], a widow  #
Madeleine BREAUX 55 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ, Op, Atk born c1747, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN; sister of Anne-Gertrude, Antoine, Élisabeth, & Pierre; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 21; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 21, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques; married, age 24, (1)Étienne, son of Claude BENOIT & Anne COMEAUX, 20 Jan 1771, St.-Jacques; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 42, (2)Michel, son of Pierre dit Palette CORMIER & Cécile THIBODEAUX of Chignecto, & widower of Anne SONNIER & Catherine STELLY, 10 Feb 1789, Opelousas; died Lafayette Parish 15 Sep 1825, "at age 65[sic] years," buried "in the parish cemetery," Vermilionville, 16 Sep 1825; succession record dated 12 Nov 1825, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Madeleine BREAUX 56 Feb 1768 StJ, Asc born c1754, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Anne-Madeleine TRAHAN; sister of Élisabeth & Joseph-Honoré; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BRAUX, with parents, sisters, & an orphan; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 14, with parents, siblings, & orphan Joseph GRIBUAR, but went into hiding with her family; settled Cabanocé; married, age 23, (1)Louis, son of Jean-Baptiste QUQUERIER & Véronique TOIN of Montréal, 4 Feb 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 27, (2)Manuel QUINTERO, widower of Marie GRANGER, 15 Jan 1781, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
Madeleine BREAUX 57 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1765, MD; daughter of Janvier BREAUX & Rose-Osite LANDRY; sister of Marguerite-Pélagie & Marie; arrived LA 1768, age 3, with widowed mother & 2 sisters; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 3, with widowed mother & sisters; moved to San Gabriel; married, age 20, Charles, son of Pierre HÉBERT & Marguerite LEBLANC, 18 May 1785, San Gabriel
Marguerite BREAUX 58 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1747, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his first wife Élisabeth HENRY; half-sister of Amand, Anne, Esther, Jean, & Marie-Madeleine; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Margte. BRAUX, with father, stepmother, & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 19; married, age 22, Firmin, son of Alexis BREAUX & Marguerite BARRILLEAUX of Rivière-aux-Canards, 13 Apr 1769, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 22, with husband & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, called Margueritte BRAU, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 29, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 7 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; died "at Cyrille THIBAUDOT at la grand pointe" 1 Sep 1815, "at age 68 years," buried 2 Sep 1815 "in the parish cemetery," St. Martinville
Marguerite BREAUX 59 Jul 1767 StG born c1739, probably Minas; married Ignace BABIN; arrived LA 1767, age 28; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Margarita, age 28, with husband & 1 son; died before 1777, when her husband is listed in the San Gabriel census as a widower
Marguerite BREAUX 60 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1748, probably Minas; daughter of Amand BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; sister of Bibianne, Joseph, & Marguerite-Hélène; arrived LA 1768, age 20; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita BRO, orphan, age 20, with family of Mathurin LANDRY; moved to Ascension; married, age 25, Jean-Baptiste, son of Louis CHAUVIN & Marguerite BERGERON, 9 Feb 1773, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension 21 Oct 1775, age 27
Marguerite BREAUX 61 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, StJ born c1759, probably MD; daughter of Jean-Charles BREAUX & Marie BENOIT; sister of Ludivine, Michel, & Simon; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Margueritte BRAUX, with parents, brother, & an orphan; arrived LA 1768, age 9; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita, age 10, with parents, siblings, & 2 orphans; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 18, with parents & siblings; married, age 19, Pierre, son of Paul BLANCHARD & Judith SAVOIE of Port-Royal, 9 Feb 1778, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 1 other; died [buried] St. James Parish 27 Jan 1816, age 55[sic], a widow
Marguerite BREAUX 62 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1760, probably MD; daughter of Joseph-Charles BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; sister of Charles, Claire, & Joseph-Marie; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Margueritte BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 8; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita, age 6[sic], with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 16, with widowed mother & unnamed siblings; married, age 22, Paul, fils, son of Paul HÉBERT & Marguerite-Josèphe MELANÇON, 25 Dec 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 9 Jun 1833, age 74
Marguerite-Blanche BREAUX 64 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 27 May 1765, Trigavou, France; daughter of Alexis BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe GUILLOT; sister of Anne-Madeleine; at Trigavou 1765-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 20; married, age 22, Louis, son of Louis DANTIN & Marguerite LASSONDE of Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, & widower of Jeanne GESMIER & Hélène AUCOIN, 23 Jul 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 21[sic], with parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margriteh BRAUT, age 26, with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & 3 stepdaughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita BRAUX, age 32[sic], with husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, & 1 stepdaughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 33, with husband, 2 sons, & 4 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 34, with husband, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; died Lafourche Parish 25 Jun 1852, age 87, a widow  #
Marguerite-Hélène BREAUX 65 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1737, probably Minas; daughter of of Amand BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY; sister of Bibianne, Joseph, & Marguerite; married, age 27, François-Marie, son of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY, c1763, probably MD; arrived LA 1768, age 31; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita, age 30, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 BAVEN orphans; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Margueritte BRAU, age 34, with husband, 2 sons, & kinsman Pierre BRAU; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Marguerite BRAUD, age 40, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter
Marguerite-Pélagie BREAUX 63 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG born c1763, MD; called Pélagie; daughter of Janvier BREAUX & Rose-Osite LANDRY; sister of Madeleine & Marie; on list of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Pélagie BRAUX, with parents & no siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 5, with widowed mother & 2 sisters; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita, age 5, with widowed mother & 2 sisters; moved to Ascension; married, age 15, (1)Pierre, son of Joseph LEBLANC & Marguerite LANDRY, 5 Oct 1778, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 30, (2)Michel, son of Pierre LAMBREMONT & Françoise CLOIS, 15 Oct 1793, San Gabriel
Marianne BREAUX 66 Feb 1768 Natz born 1767 or 1768, MD or LA; daughter of Simon-Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Augustin her twin, Hélène, Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, & Marie-Anne; arrived LA 1768, in utero or an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Mariana, newborn, with widowed mother & siblings
Marie BREAUX 67 1765 StJ born c1703, probably Grand-Pré; daughter of François BREAUX & Marie COMEAUX; sister of Sylvain; married, age 26, Jean, son of Pierre GAUDET l'aîné & Anne BLANCHARD, c1729; arrived LA 1765, age 62; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Widow GAUDET, age 63, with son Charles GAUDET age 36, & daughter Rosalie GAUDET age 27; in Cabanocé, 1769, right [west] bank, called Marie BRAUST/BROUST, a widow, age 67, with son Gérôme GAUDET/GODET age 27, & daughter Roze [GAUDET] age 30
Marie BREAUX 68 Jul 1767 StG, StJ born c1742, probably Minas; married, age 24, (1)Amand RICHARD, c1763, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie RICHARD, with husband & no children; arrived LA 1767, age 25; in report on Acadians who settled at San Gabriel, 1767, called Maria RICHAR, age 25, with husband, 2 sons, father-in-law, & orphan Maria BODRO; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Widow Aman RICHARD, age 30[sic], with 3 unnamed [RICHARD] sons, ages 13, 10, & 8, 1 unnamed daughter [Marguerite RICHARD] age 6, 2 Negroes, 18 cattle, 3 horses, 16 hogs, 30 fowl, 12 arpents; married, age 35, (2)Joseph, son of Pierre SONNIER & Madeleine HACHÉ-GALLANT [ACHÉE] of Petitcoudiac, & widower of Marie LANDRY, 4 Aug 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 10 unnamed others; died [buried] St. James Parish 26 Jul 1826, age 86[sic], a widow
Marie BREAUX 72 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, Asc, Asp born c1743, perhaps Minas; daughter of perhaps Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite GAUTREAUX of Minas; sister perhaps of Honoré, Jean-Charles, Marie-Josèphe, & Marie-Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 9; arrived LA 1768, age 25; moved to San Gabriel; married, age 29, (1)Olivier BABIN, c1772, San Gabriel; married, age 32, (2)Pierre FORET, & widower of Marguerite BLANCHARD, 11 Dec 1775, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 30, with husband, 1 stepson, 1 son, 2 stepdaughters, & 1 daughter?; married, age 39, (3)Joseph, son of Abraham LANDRY & his first wife Élisabeth LEBLANC, & widower of Marie-Anne GRANGER, 12 or 21 May 1782, Ascension; died [buried] Assumption 18 Feb 1803, age 60, a widow
Marie BREAUX 69 Feb 1768 StJ born c1757, probably MD; daughter of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN; sister of Alexis, fils, Anastasie, Charles, Honoré le jeune, & Joseph; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Bibien BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 10; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 10, with parents, siblings, & orphan Biblen BRO, but went into hiding with her family; settled Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 12, with parents & siblings
Marie BREAUX 70 Feb 1768 Natz born c1765, MD; daughter of Jean BREAUX & Marie ______; sister of Jean Baptiste; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 3, with parents & brother
Marie BREAUX 71 Feb 1768 Natz born Aug 1767, MD; daughter of Janvier BREAUX & Rose-Osite LANDRY; sister of Madeleine & Marguerite-Pélagie; arrived LA 1768, an infant, with widowed mother & 2 sisters; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 11 mos., with widowed mother & sisters
Marie-Anne BREAUX 09 Feb 1768 Natz, StJ, StG born c1754, probably Minas; called Anne; daughter of Simon-Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Augustin, Jean-Baptiste-Pierre, Hélène, Marianne; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie BRAUX, with widowed mother & brother; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana, age 14, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Cabanocé; married, age 23, Pierre, son of Étienne RIVET & Claire FORET, 3 Feb 1777, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 16 Oct 1822, age 60[sic]
Marie-Josèphe BREAUX 73 1765 StJ, Atk born c1731; daughter of Ambroise BREAUX & Marie-Anne MICHEL; sister of Athanase & Marie-Madeleine; married, age 17, (1)Paul-Honoré, son of Paul MELANÇON & Marie THÉRIOT, c1748, probably Minas; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 6 unnamed children; arrived LA 1765, age 34; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Widow MELANÇON or MELLENSON, age 35, with sons Jean-Baptiste [MELANÇON] age 11, Jean [MELANÇON] age 4, daughters Marie [MELANÇON] age 13, & Nastasie [MELANÇON] age 7, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 4 hogs, 0 guns; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 15, right [west] bank, called Marie BRAUD widow MELANÇON, age 37, with sons Joseph MELANÇON age 17, [Jean-]Baptiste [MELANÇON] age 13, Dominique [MELANÇON] age 7, daughters Marie [MELANÇON] age 16, & Nastazie [MELANÇON] age 10, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 3 cattle, 0 horses, 0 pigs, 15 sheep, 1 musket; married, age 39, (2)François, fils, son of François MOREAU & Marie-Jeanne LAPOINTE, 24 Jun 1770, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, Jan 1777, right [west] bank, called Marie MELANSON, age 40[sic], with husband François MORREAUX age 32, sons [François-?]Louis [MORREAUX] age 2, Jean-Baptiste [MELANSON] age 20, Dominique [MELANSON] age 17, & daughter Ozitte [MELANSON] age 19; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, May 1777, called Marie Josèphe BRAUT, age 46, with husband François MORAUT, age 34, who was head of family number 48, sons François[-Louis?] [MORAUT] age 17[sic], Joseph Lamon [MELANÇON] age 24, [Jean-]Baptiste [MELANÇON] age 19, Dominique [MELANÇON] age 14, daughter Anastasie [MELANÇON] age 17, 0 slaves, 1 cattle, 4 horses, 8 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others; died [buried] Attakapas 3 Dec 1787, age 55
Marie-Josèphe BREAUX 74 1765 StJ born c1736, Cobeguit; daughter of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG; sister of Anne-Josèphe, Joseph-Gabriel, Luce, & Ursule; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 15; married, age 24, Marcel, son of Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine-Marie-Josèphe FOREST, 10 Nov 1760, Restigouche; arrived LA 1765, age 29; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 29, with husband & 1 daughter; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 33, with husband & 3 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 41, with husband, 2 sons  & 4 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & others; died [buried] St. James Parish 22 Sep 1811, "age about 77[sic] yrs.," a widow
Marie-Josèphe BREAUX 75 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, Op born c1746, probably Grand-Pré; called Josette; daughter of Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite GAUTREAUX; sister of Honoré, Jean-Charles, & Marie-Rose; exiled to MD 1755, age 9; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Josette BRAUX, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 22; in report of Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria Josèpha, age 22, with widowed mother & sister; moved to Ascension; married, age 27, Blaise, son of Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE & Marguerite TRAHAN, 3 Nov 1773, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 1 unnamed child; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Marie-Joseph BRAUX, age 30, with husband & 2 sons; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 6 unnamed others; not in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, with her husband; died at home of son-in-law Anselme dit Selme DOUCET, Plaquemine Brûlé, St. Landry Parish, 9 Jul 1818, age 73, buried "in the parish cemetery"; one of the author's maternal ancestors~~
Marie-Madeleine BREAUX 53 1765 StJ born c1743, probably Chepoudy; called Madeleine; daughter of Ambroise BREAUX & Marie-Anne MICHEL; sister of Athanase & Marie-Josèphe; married Simon, son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, early 1760s, perhaps Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, Nova Scotia; arrived LA 1765, age 22; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 23, with husband & 1 son; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 27, with husband & 2 sons; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 35, with husband, 4 sons, & 1 daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & unnamed others; died [buried] St. James Parish 29 Sep 1820, age 80[sic], a widow
Marie-Madeleine BREAUX 54 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StJ born c1749, probably Pigiguit; called Madeleine; daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY; sister of Amand, Anne, Esther, Jean, & Marguerite; exiled to MD, 1755, age 6; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdne. BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1766, age 17; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 20, with father, stepmother, 1 full brother, & 2 half-sisters; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Magdeleine BRAU, age 20, with father, stepmother, 1 full sibling, & 3 half-siblings; married, age 24, Honoré le jeune, son of Alexis BREAUX & Madeleine TRAHAN, 18 Jan 1773, St.-Jacques or Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] St. James Parish 4 May 1821, age "about 70[sic] yrs.," a widow
Marie-Madeleine BREAUX 76 Aug 1785 StG, BR, Lf born & baptized 4 Feb 1771, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Élisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; sister of Charles, Jeanne, Martine, Olive-Élisabeth, Pierre-Paul, & Rose-Marie; at St.-Servan 1771-72; at Plouër, France, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 14; moved to Baton Rouge District; married, age 23, (1)Joseph, son of Charles GUIDRY & his second wife Agnès BOURG of St.-Malo, France, 29 Oct 1794, Baton Rouge; married, age 36, (2)Joseph, son of Paul FORET & Marguerite ORILLION, & widower of Marguerite FORET, 2 Feb 1807, St. Gabriel; moved to Lafourche valley; died Lafourche Interior Parish 21 Jan 1852, age 80; petition for inventory dated 24 Jan 1852, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse  #
Marie-Osite BREAUX 77 Dec 1785 BdE born c1745; daughter of Chérubin BREAUX & Marie AUCOIN; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Marie-Ozite BROS, age 15; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 40, traveled with family of Joseph AUCOIN, probably an uncle; never married?
Marie-Rose BREAUX 78 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc?, StG born c1748, probably Grand-Pré; called Rose; daughter of Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite GAUTREAUX; sister of Honoré, Jean-Charles, and Marie-Josèphe; exiled to MD 1755, age 7; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Rose BRAUX, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 20; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria Rosa, age 20, with widowed mother & sister; moved to Ascension or St.-Gabriel;  married, age 22, Joseph, fils, son of Joseph ORILLION dit Champagne & Marguerite DUGAS of Chignecto, c1770, probably Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in San Gabriel census, 1777, unnamed, age 29, with husband & 1 daughter
Marie-Rose BREAUX 79 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1764, MD; daughter of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Charles, Joseph, Perpétué, & Scholastique; arrived LA 1768, age 4; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria Roza, age 4, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 10[sic], with widowed mother & siblings?
*Martina/Martine BREAUX 80 Aug 1785 StG sailed to LA on La Bergère; born 12 Jun 1785, aboard ship; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Élisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; sister of Charles, Jeanne, Marie-Madeleine, Olive-Élisabeth, Pierre-Paul, & Rose-Marie; baptized 29 Aug 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; married, age 24, (1)Jean-Charles, son of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & his second wife Anne BENOIT, & widower of Marie-Francoise LANDRY, 23 May 1809, St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish; married, age 34, (2)Pierre Élie, called Élie, son of Pierre AUCOIN & Marie GUIDRY, 11 Oct 1819, St.-Gabriel
Michel BREAUX 81 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, Asc born c1754, probably Pigiguit; son of Jean-Charles BREAUX & Marie BENOIT; brother of Ludivine, Marguerite, & Simon; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Michel BRAUX, with parents, a sister, & an orphan; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Miguel, age 13, with parents, siblings, & 2 orphans; moved to San Gabriel; married, age 23, Marie-Perpétué, daughter of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Anne BABIN, 5 Feb 1777, St.-Jacques; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Michelle BRAUX, "fis," age 19[sic], with unnamed wife [Marie-Perpétué] age 16, no children, 9 cattle, 3 horses, 12 hogs, 14 fowl, 6 arpents; died [buried] Ascension Parish 20 Nov 1812, age 59
Olive-Élisabeth BREAUX 82 Aug 1785 StG born & baptized 4 Feb 1769, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Elisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; sister of Charles, Jeanne, Marie-Madeleine, Martine, Pierre-Paul, & Rose-Marie; at St.-Servan 1769-72; at Plouër, France, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 16; married, age 18, Joseph-Ignace, son of Augustin LANDRY & his second wife Marie-Madeleine BABIN, & widower of Scholastique BREAUX, 8 Oct 1787, San Gabriel
Paul BREAUX 83 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born c1745, Pigiguit or Minas; exiled to MD 1755, age 10; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Paul BRAUX, with Élizabeth BRAUX, widow, & Margueritte BRAUX; exiled to MD 1755, age 10; arrived LA 1766, age 21; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 151, left [east] bank, called Paul BROS, age 24, listed singly, next to Baptiste BREAU & family; married, age 25, (1)Marie-Marthe LEBLANC, widow of Jacques LACHAUSSÉE, c1770, probably St.-Jacques; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Paul BRAU, age 25, head of family number 64, with wife Marie-Marthe age 21, stepson Simon LACHANCE [LACHAUSSÉE] age 6 mos., no land listed; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Paul BRAUD, age 32, head of family number 66, with wife Marthe age 28, sons Remons age 6, Simons age 4, Éstienne age 6 mos., daughter Magdelaine age 2, stepson Jacque LA CHANCE [LACHAUSSÉE] age 7, 5 arpents, 1 slave, 22 cattle, 1 horse, 0 sheep, 21 hogs, 3 arms; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, called Paulle BRAU, 2nd Sergeant; married, age 37, (2)Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY, 23 Dec 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension 7 Jan 1795, age 50
Paul BREAUX 84 Sep 1766? StJ, Asc born c1764, Baltimore, MD; son of Pierre BREAUX & his first wife Marie-Marguerite LEBLANC; arrived LA 1766, age 2, with widowed father; married, age 37, Marguerite-Françoise, daughter of Charles LANDRY & Marguerite BOUDREAUX, & widow of Firmin GUIDRY, 5 Jan 1801, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 20 Jan 1809, age 45, a widower
Perpétué BREAUX 85 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, Asc, StG born c1761, probably MD; daughter of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Charles, Joseph, Marie-Rose, & Scholastique; arrived LA 1768, age 7; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Perpétué BRAUX, with parents & siblings; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Perpétua, age 7, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 12[sic], with widowed mother & siblings?; married, age 18, Mathurin, son of Augustin LANDRY & his second wife Marie-Madeleine BABIN of Pigiguit, 30 May 1779, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] San Gabriel 29 Sep 1796, age 35
Pierre BREAUX 87 Sep 1766? StJ born c1740, probably Minas; son of Pierre BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe DUPUIS; married (1)Marie-Marguerite LEBLANC, early 1760s, MD; in report of Acadians at Annapolis, MD, Jul 1763, called Pierre BRAUX, with wife Margte., & daughter Marie; arrived LA 1766, age 26, a widower with son Paul; married, age 35, (2)Brigitte, daughter of Pierre FORET & Marie LEJEUNE, 15 Jan 1776, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 37, with wife Brigitte FAUREST age 24, daughter Marie-Charlotte age 4 months, & [engagé?] Jean ROGER age 22; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 4 unnamed whites, 0 slaves, 4 qts. rice, 25 qts. corn
Pierre BREAUX 86 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG born c1741, probably Pigiguit; son of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN of L'Assomption, Pigiguit; brother of Anne-Gertrude, Antoine, Élisabeth, & Madeleine; exiled to MD 1755, age 14; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Pierre BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 27; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Pedro, age 27, with widowed mother & sisters; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Pierre BRAU, age 14[sic], with family of kinsman (the census said uncle) François BABIN; in San Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Piere BRAUX, bachelor, age 18[sic], with 3 cattle, [0 horses?] 6 hogs, 10 fowl, 6 arpents
Pierre-Paul BREAUX 89 Aug 1785 StG baptized 3 Jun 1779, St.-Léonard, Nantes, France; son of Honoré BREAUX & Élisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; brother of Charles, Jeanne, Marie-Madeleine, Martine, Olive-Élisabeth, & Rose-Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 5; married, age 31, Anne-Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of Jean-Pierre HÉBERT & his second wife Anne-Dorothée DOIRON, & brother Charles's wife's sister, 15 Jan 1810, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 11 Oct 1823, age 45
Rose-Marie BREAUX 90 Aug 1785 StG baptized 31 Oct 1781, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Élisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC; sister of twin Charles, Jeanne, Marie-Madeleine, Martine, Olive-Élisabeth, & Pierre-Paul; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 3; died [buried] San Gabriel 14 Jul 1787, age 6
Scholastique BREAUX 91 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, Asc, StG born c1751, probably Minas; daughter of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY; sister of Charles, Joseph, Marie-Rose, & Perpétué; exile to MD 1755, age 4; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Scholastique BRAUX, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 17; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Scolastica, age 17, with parents & siblings; moved to San Gabriel; married, age 25, Joseph-Ignace, son of Augustin LANDRY & Marie-Madeleine BABIN of San Gabriel, 12 Feb 1776, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] San Gabriel 29 Nov 1785, age 34
Simon BREAUX 92 Feb 1768 Natz, StG? born c1766, MD; son of Jean-Charles BREAUX & Marie BENOIT; brother of Ludivine, Marguerite, & Michel; arrived LA 1768, age 2; in report on Acadians who settled at San Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Simon, age 2, with parents, siblings, & 2 orphans; moved to San Gabriel?; not in San Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, with parents & siblings, so he probably died young
Sylvain BREAUX 93 Feb 1765 Atk born c1713, probably Minas; son of François BREAUX & Marie COMEAUX; brother of Marie; married, age 21, Isabelle, daughter of Jérôme DAROIS & Marie GARAULT or JAREAU, & widow of René TRAHAN, 6 Jun 1734, Beaubassin; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 52, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765, called Silvain BRAUD; died [buried] Attakapas 12 Oct 1765, age 52, au dernier camp d'en bas, near present-day Loreauville, the same day his wife was buried
Ursule BREAUX 94 Aug 1785 Asp born c1721; married, age 17, Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC, c1738; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Ursule BRAUD widow of Jean Bte. LEBLANC, with 1 son; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 65, widow, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of her family, so she may have died before Jan 1788
Ursule BREAUX 95 Nov 1785 Asp born c1740, Cobeguit; daughter of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG; sister of Anne-Josèphe, Joseph-Gabriel, Marie-Josèphe, & Luce; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 12; 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 Ursule BROS, age 18; married, age 22, François, son of Claude PITRE & Marguerite DOIRON of Cobeguit, 18 Mar 1762, Pleurtuit, France; at Pleudihen, France, 1762-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-72; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 45, widow, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Ursulle BRAU, age 51, with son-in-law Laimble LANDRI, daughter Ursulle PITRE, & 1 [LANDRY] granddaughter; died Assumption Parish 12 Jul 1834, age 97[sic], a widow

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Alexis BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2438-39, the LA section, calls him Alexis BREAUX, says he was born in 1725 but gives no birth year, gives his parents' names, calls his wife Marie-Marguerite TRAHAN, gives her parents' names, says they were married in c1746 but gives no place of marriage, lists their children as Honoré born in 1746, Joseph in 1751, Charles in 1753, Marie in 1757, Anastasie in 1762, & Alexis in 1765 but give no birthplaces, says the family was deported to MD & settled in LA, that in 1769 they occupied lot number 19 on the west bank of the Mississippi at St.-Jacques, & that in 1777 orphan Charles TRAHAN, born in 1766, lived with them.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 8; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437, 447.  

His estimated birth year is a compromise of the ages given in Arsenault, the Spanish report of 1768, which would give him an estimated birth year of c1726, the Cabanocé census of 1769, which would make it c1723, & the St.-Jacques census of 1777, which would make it c1725. 

As the Cabanocé census of 1769, taken in mid-Sep, reveals, Alexis & his brother Honoré won their fight against Spanish Gov. ULLOA by settling where they wanted, at Cabanocé, not far upriver at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, where they had refused to go.  See Appendix

 What is the kinship of his wife to his younger brother Honore's wife?  Other, more reliable sources, call Alexis's wife Madeleine, not Marie-Marguerite, TRAHAN.  See, e.g., the LA censuses cited above in which he & his wife are found, all of which call her Madeleine or variations on the name. 

Charles dit Charlitte TRAHAN, who was living with him in 1777, was son of wife Madeleine's brother Charles, who evidently died soon after coming to LA with the BREAUs in 1768. 

02.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Alexis BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2441, the LA section, calls him Alexis BREAUX, says he was born in 1765, gives his parents' names, mentions only his first marriage but does not give his wife's parents' names or the place of marriage, & lists only 1 child for him, Marie-Constance born in c1792 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:142, 151 (SJA-2, 3), the record of his first marriage, calls him Alexo BRO, calls his wife Maria BRO, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of New England," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef BRO & Ana Maria BRO; BRDR, 2:142, 628 (SJA-2, 55), the record of his second marriage, calls him Alexis BRAUX, "widower of Maria BRAUX," calls his wife Pélagia RICHARD, "widow of Phelipe LACHAUSSÉ de St. Julian," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriae were Honorio BRAUX, Joseph BRAUX, & Phelipe LACHAUSSÉE.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 447.

03.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls him Alexis BROD, & lists him with his wife, a daughter, a nephew, & a cousin; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1480, the Cobequid section, calls him Alexis BRAULT, says his parents were Antoine [BRAULT] & Marguerite DUGAS, that he married Marie-Josèphe THIBODEAU in c1746, that their children were Madeleine, born in 1746, Anne in 1747, Marie-Osite in 1749, & Marie-Victoire in 1751, but gives no birthplaces, & says he was living on Île St.-Jean in 1752; White, DGFA-1, 281, does not include him in the children of Antoine BREAU & Marguerite DUGAS; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 8, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he, his wife Marie GUILLOT, age 37, his brother Joseph, no age given, & 5 of his children--daughters Madeleine, age 13, Anne, age 11, Marie, age 9, & Victoire, age 8, & son Charles, age 6--survived the crossing, but 2 of his children--daughters Élisabeth, no age given, & Saban, no age given--died at sea, & daughter Élisabeth, born 9 May 1759, 3 months after they reached France, died 20 May 1759, probably from the rigors of the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 161-63, Family No. 193, calls him Alexis BRAUD, says he was born in c1722 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he was a ploughman & carpenter, that he married in c1745 but gives no place of marriage, calls his wife Marie-Josèphe GUILLOT, says she was born in c1722 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Madeleine, born in c1746 but gives no birthplace, daughter Anne, born in c1748 but gives no birthplace, daughter Marie, born in c1749 but gives no birthplace, died age about 15 on 16 Nov 1764, buried next day, Trigavou, daughter Victoire, born in c1750 but gives no birthplace, daughter Élizabeth, died at sea during crossing to France, 1759, son Fabien, died at sea during crossing to France, 1769, daughter Élizabeth-Renée, born & baptized 11 May 1759, Trigavou, goddaughter of René GUILLOT & Julienne LOUET, died age 12 days on 22 May 1759, buried next day, Trigavou, son Pierre, born & baptized 24 Aug 1762, Trigavou, godson of Martin DAIGLE & Anne BRAUD, died age 5 on 15 May 1767, buried next day, Trigavou, & daughter Marguerite-Blanche, born & baptized 27 May 1765, Trigavou, goddaughter of Charles-Olivier GUILLOT & Madeleine BRAUD, says he, his wife, son Charles, & daughters Madeleine, Anne, Marie, & Victoire "disembarked at St.-Malo on March 9, 1759 from the ship, du Supply, & that the family resided at Trigavou from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls him Alexis BRAUD, journalier, age 61, on the embarkation list, Alexo BREAUD, on the debarkation list, & Alexis BRAUD, day laborer, age 61, on the complete listing, says he was on the 29th Family aboard L'Amitié with his wife, daughter, a nephew, & a cousin, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says they married in c1745 but gives no place of marriage, that [nephew] Fabien-Amateur GUILLOT was born in 1763 but gives no birthplace, & lists the implements the Spanish gave him after he reached LA.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:115; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 499. 

Why did the census taker on Île St.-Jean in Aug 1752 call him a widower, when he evidently married his wife in the mid-1740s & took her to LA decades later?  See De La Roque.  Was there another Alexis BREAU of about the same age in NS or the Maritimes?  Note that White does not include an Alexis among the children of Antoine BREAU & Marguerite DUGAS, & that Arsenault gives Alexis, son of this couple, a different wife.  Strange.  I need a BREAUX family historian to sort his out. 

04.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Amand BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2440, the LA section, calls him Amand BREAUX, says he was born in 1753 but give no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he was son of his father's second wife, details his marriage, calls his wife Marie-Madeleine CLOÎTRE, gives her parents' names, lists only one child for them, Marie-Anne born in 1781 but gives no birthplace, & says nothing of a second marriage; BRDR, 2:146, 193 (SJA-1 49a), the record of his first marriage, calls him Herman BREAU "of Acadia," calls his wife Marie-Magdelaine CLOITRE "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marrriage were Éstienne MELANZON, Baptiste LANDRY, & François TERRIO; BRDR, 2:143, 421 (ASC-2, 100), the record of his second marriage, calls him Armond BRAUD, "widower of M. Magdalena CLOATRE," calls his wife Colesta LANDRY, "widow of Allen BABIN," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jeronimo GODET & J. Bte. LESSARD; BRDR, 3:155 (SJA-4, 30), his burial record, calls him Armant BRAUD, "age 50 yrs., husband of Céleste LANDRY," & calls his parents Babtiste [BRAUD] & omitted LAROSE.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

The marriage record of daughter Marie Louise, dated 17 Aug 1818, in BRDR, 3:166 (SJA-2, 171), calls him Joseph Armand.  This research has found that name nowhere else. 

Note that his first wife's mother was a BREAUX, making them cousins. 

05.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Anastasie BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2441, the LA section, calls her Anastasie BREAUX, says she was born in 1765 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, & details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage.

06.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Anastasie BREAU; BRDR, 2:142, 536 (SJA-1, 49a), her marriage record, calls her Anastasia BREAU "of Acadia," calls her husband Joseph MELANZON "of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne MELANZON, François TERRIO, Josephe CLOITRE, & Josephe MIRRE.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 447; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174.

Note how young she was when she died.  Did she die from complications of childbirth?

07.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Anne BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2440, the LA section, calls her Anne BREAUX, says she was born in 1754, gives her parents' names, & details her marriage; BRDR, 2:142, 162 (ASC-1, 133 & 134), her marriage record, calls her Anna BRAUD, calls her husband Joseph BROUSSARD, gives her & his parents' names, calls all parents "Acadians," says his parents were "res. at Attakapas," & that the witnesses to her marriage were François BROUSARD, Simon BROUSARD, & Jean-Baptiste BRAUD ; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:136 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1169), her death/burial record, calls her Anne BREAUX, "native of Acadie, spouse of Joseph BROUSSARD, inhabitant at la fausse pointe," says she was "age about 65 years," that she died at her home & was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

08.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Anne BREAU veuve Jean DUPUIS; White, DGFA-1, 275, calls her Anne [BREAU], gives her parents' & godparents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, but does not say where they were married, says she was counted at Port Tobacco, MD, in 1763, & arrived in LA in 1768, age 60; BRDR, 1a(rev.):41 (SGA-1, 14), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne BREAUX, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Jean TÉRRIOT, who signed, & Anne DUGAS.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.  

Her daughter Marie DUPUIS, age 29, died on the voyage from New Orleans up to Fort San Luìs de Natchez. 

09.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Anne BREAU; BRDR, 2:143, 635 (SJA-1, 39), her marriage record, calls her Anne BREAUX, calls her husband Pierre RIVETTE, says "both parties of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre BREAUX, Thédore RIVETTE, & Joseph-Marie LANDRY; BRDR, 4:97 (SGA-8, 108), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Anne BRAUD, age 60 yrs., spouse Pierre RIVET, but does not give her parents' names.  .

10.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Anne BROD, & lists her with her husband & 3 children; Acadians in St.-Malo, 168-69, Family No. 201; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 54, shows that on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she lost her mother, age 26, in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 20 Feb 1759, & bother Simon-Joseph, age 2, at sea, & that the other members of her family--her father & 7 siblings--survived the crossing; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls her Anne BROD, sa [Jacques DOUAIZON's] femme, age 38, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne BRAUD, his [Jacques DOIRON's] wife, age 38, on the complete listing, says she was in the 44th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 3 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but gives no marriage place, & says daughter Ursule DOIRON was born in 1771 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 4:92 (ASM-3, 149), her death/burial record, calls her Anne Joseph BRAUD, age 77 yrs., wid. of Jacques DUARON, but does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:79. 

11.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Anne-Gertrude BREAU.  See also Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 97; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 436. 

Her age in the Spanish report of Feb 1768 makes no sense in light of her appearance in the British report in MD in Jul 1763.  Wood, p. 97, calls her Anne & says she was age 23 in 1768. 

For her vocation as an Ursuline nun, see "Louisiana's First Acadian Religious," <thecajuns.com>.  Her older sister Élisabeth also became an Ursuline but died soon after taking her vows.  Her younger sister Madeleine was the third wife of the author's paternal ancestor, Michel CORMIER of Opelousas. 

12.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10R), calls her Anne-Magdeleine BROD, & lists her with her husband, a daughter, & 4 stepchildren.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:115; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 87-88, Family No. 165; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 161-62, Family No. 193. 

Where was "the Parish of Ascension in Acadie"?  Does Robichaux, in his study of the Acadians at Nantes, mean l'Assomption at Pigiguit?  Anne-Madeleine likely was born at Cobeguit, not Pigiguit. 

Contrary to the notation in D. Hébert, cited above, Anne-Madeleine's mother was Marie-Josèphe GUILLOT, not THIBODEAUX.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 161-63, for a solid treatment of her parents' family.  Note also that Alexis BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe GUILLOT were only 2 families above Anne-Madeleine BREAUX's family on the embarkation list of L'Amitié.  

13.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Antoine BREAU.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 95, says he was son of Charles [BRAUX] & Claire TRAHAN. 

14.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Athanase BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, the LA section, calls him Athanase BREAUX, says he was born in 1733, son of Ambroise [BREAUX} & Marie MICHEL of Chipoudy, Acadie, that he married Marie LEBLANC, daughter of Joseph [LEBLANC] & Isabelle GAUDET, at Ristigouche[sic] on the Baie des Chaleurs on 1 Feb 1761, lists his children as Joseph born in 1763, Anastasie in 1765, Marie in 1770, Anne in 1772, Paul in 1775, & Jean-Baptiste in 1777 but gives no birthplaces, & that in 1769 he occupied lot number 22 on the west side of the Mississippi at St.-Jacques.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 163, 174; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 8; "Fort Edward, 1761-62."

White, DGFA-1, 277, calls his mother Marie(-Anne) MICHEL, daughter of Jacques [MICHEL] & Catherine COMEAU. 

Arsenault, 1656, 2439, uses both 1760 & 1761 for his marriage at Restigouche, which the British attacked in the summer of 1760.  They rounded up 300 Acadian prisoners before they returned to their base.  Were Athanase & his wife among them, or did they escape the British roundup & surrender later?  By Feb 1761, he & his wife may already have been prisoners in NS.  They were certainly there in Aug 1762. 

For his house fire, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 147-48, 158.  The commandant at Cabanocé, Louis JUDICE, asked Gov. Ulloa to help BREAUX after the fire, but the governor refused. 

The St.-Jacques census of 1777 seems to be where Arsenault got his birth year.  The Cabanocé censuses of 1766 & 1769, followed here, say otherwise.  

His wife died a widow at one of their daughter's homes in Lafayette Parish in Nov 1825.  Two of his sons settled there during the late colonial & early antebellum periods, so one wonders if Athanase went there as well. 

15.  Wall of Names, 13 (pl. 2L), calls him Augustin BREAU, & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; NOAR, 3:37 (SLC, F1, 44), perhaps his burial record, calls him Agustin BRAUD, "native of Acadia," but does not give his parents' names or his age when he died.  

Who else could it have been?  Contrary to what the New Orleans priest recorded, however, Augustin, son of Simon-Pierre BREAU & Marguerite LANDRY, was not "native of Acadia."  Most likely he had been born in MD or even on the voyage to LA.  Perhaps the New Orleans priest was simply saying Agustin was Acadian.  If this was that Augustin, why would he have been in New Orleans in Aug 1776?  Did his widowed mother go there when she left Fort San Luìs de Natchez in 1769?  I have found no further references to him. 

16.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Bibianne BREAU; BRDR, 1b:8, 28 (PCP-3, 270; PCP-4, 34), her marriage record, calls her Bibiane BRAUX, "native of Acadia, inhabitant of the Post St. Louis of the Natchez," calls her husband Firmin BABIN, "native of Acadia, inhabitant of the Post St. Louis of the Natchez," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre GUIDRY, Cécile LANDRY, & Augustin LANDRY.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153. 

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because there was no priest at San Luìs de Natchez in its brief existence as an Acadian settlement, & Pointe Coupée was the nearest settlement with a priest.  

How were she & her siblings kin to the other BREAUs who went to LA?

17.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Brigitte BREAU veuve Charles THIBODEAU; White, DGFA-1, 275, calls her Brigitte [BREAU], gives her parents' & godparents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, & details her death; BRDR, 1a(rev.):41-42 (SGA-2, 13), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Brigitte BREAU, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Charles AUCOIN & Francoise LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:112 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.9; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #13), her death/burial record.  See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.

For her sojourn in Halifax, see Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249.  She evidently was a victim of the epidemic that struck down dozens of her fellow Acadians on the Teche in the summer & fall of 1765.  At the time of her death, her 3 children were ages 14, 10, & 2.  This family would be an excellent subject for the South LA students who are studying the fate of Acadian children who came to LA.  See <acadianmemorial.org/english/finalist.html>.

18.  Wall of Names, 14, calls her Cécile BREAU veuve George CLOATRE; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 172, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, the record of her second marriage, calls her Blanche BRAUD/BRAUDE, calls her husband Charles GODET, says nothing of her widow status, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 3:156 (SJA-4, 40a), her death/burial record, calls her Cécile BRAUD, age about 70 yrs., nat. Acadia, wid. 1st marriage of George CLOATRE, 2nd marriage of Charles GAUDET, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Bourgeois, p. 174; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 8; Voorhies, J., p. 437.  

Was Blanche her first or middle name?

How was she able to marry at Cabanocé in May 1768 when Gov. ULLOA insisted that the BREAUX clan go to Natchez?  He sent Spanish officers & soldiers to escort them there in Feb-Mar 1768, soon after their arrival. 

19.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls her Cécille BRAUD, & lists her with her husband & 6 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 21, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she & her father were the only survivors, that her mother & 5 siblings--sisters Angélique, Suzanne, & Modeste, & brothers Blaise & Jacques BROS--died at sea or in hospital soon after they reached France; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 496-97, Family No. 555; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 96-97, Family No. 178; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls her Cécille BRAUD, sa [Joseph HENRY's] femme, age 38, on the embarkation list, Cecilia BREAU, su [Josef HENRIQUE's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Cécile BRAUD, his [Joseph HENRY's] wife, age 38, on the complete listing, says that she was in the 3rd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & 6 children, details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents, & details the baptism or birth of son Jean-Laurent & daughter Anne-Francoise in France; BRDR, 4:92 (SGA-8, 147), her death/burial record, calls her Celile BRAUD, age 84, wife of Joseph HENRY, but does not give her parents' names.    

20.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Charles BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2440-41, the LA section, calls him Charles BREAUX, says he was born in 1753, gives his parents' names, details his 2 marriages but does not give his second wife's parents' names, & lists only 1 children for him, Constant born in c1786 from his second wife but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:144, 145 (SJA-1, 40), the record of his first marriage, calls him Charles BREAU "of Acadia," calls his wife Esther BREAU "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Paul MARTIN & Herman BREAUX; BRDR, 2:143, 501 (SJA-2, 6), the record of his second marriage, calls him Carlos BRAUX (BRAUD), calls his wife Judit/Judith LEPRINCE, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," does not mention his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Josef ARCENEAUX & Maria BRAUX; BRDR, 2:143 (SJA-4, 20), his death/burial record, calls him Carlos BREAUX, "age 49 years, husband of Julia PRINCE, & gives his parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 447.

Charles & his first wife were first cousins. 

21.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Charles BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2443, the LA section, calls him Charles BREAUX, gives his parents' names but no birth year, & details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names; BRDR, 2:143, 338 (ASC-1, 148), his marriage record, calls him Carlos BRAUD, calls his wife Anna-Monica GUÉDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Gabriel," that both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro LANDRY & Pedro DUPUY; BRDR, 4:92 (SGA-8, 105), his death/burial record, calls him Charles BRAUD, "age 60," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

22.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Charles BREAU; BRDR, 2:143, 448 (SGA-14, 22, #78), his marriage record, calls him Carlos BRAU, calls his wife Rosalia LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says they had to secure dispensation for "4th degree Consanguinity," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Juan Lorenzo LANDRY & Joseph LEBLANC.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.

Why wasn't he counted with his widowed mother & siblings at St.-Gabriel in 1777?  He would have been only 9 years old then.  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census 1777, 6. 

23.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls him Charles [BRAUD], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Charles, son [Honoré PRAUD's] fils, age 3, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Charles BRAUD, his [Honoré BRAUD's] son, age 3, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:157, 423 (SGA-14, 88), the record of his first marriage, calls him Charles BREAU, calls his wife Marie Reine HÉBERT, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Honoré BREAU [probably his father], Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, & Auguste BARNIERE; BRDR, 5(rev.):109, 572 (SJO-10, 45), the record of his second marriage, calls him Charles BREAU, "widower Reine HÉBERT of West Baton Rouge," calls his wife Ursule TRAHAN, "widow François TERIAU of West Baton Rouge parish," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Raphaël HÉBERT, Florentin DAIGRE, & Paul FERBOSE.

24.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Claire BREAU; BRDR, 2:144, 201 (SGA-5, 31), the record of her first marriage, calls her Claire BRAUX, calls her husband Pierre COMO, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne COMO, Joseph-Marie BRAUX [her older brother], & Simon BABIN; BRDR, 2:144, 533-34 (SJA-2, 9), the record of her second marriage, calls her Clara BRAUX, calls her husband Carlos MELANSON (MELANZON), gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of New England," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Thomas THERIAUT & Escolastica BRAUX.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6.

Her marriage records are clear about who her parents were.  So why does Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, her father's profile in the LA section, fail to list her, & her brother Charles, among his children?

The baptismal record of son Charles-Eugène, dated 26 Jul 1795, in BRDR, 2:534 (SJA-3, 118), calls her Maria Clara, or Marie-Claire, but other records call her Claire. 

25.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Elisabeth BREAU; BRDR, 2:146-47, 675 (ASC-2, 54), her marriage record, calls her Isabel BRO, calls her husband Simon SIMONEAU, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco LOPEZ MACHADO, Francisco PLASCENCIA, & Juan Bautista TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:147 (ASM-3, 32), her death/burial record, calls her Isabel BRAUD, "age 38 years, spouse of Simon SIMONAUX," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437. 

26.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Elisabeth BREAU.  See also Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 97; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436. 

Her age in the Spanish report of Feb 1768 makes no sense in light of her appearance in the British report in MD in Jul 1763.  Wood, p. 97, calls her Anne & says she was age 25 in 1768. 

For her vocation as an Ursuline nun, including her death date, see "Louisiana's First Acadian Religious," <thecajuns.com>.  Her younger sister also became an Ursuline but lived to a ripe old age.  Her younger sister Madeleine was the third wife of the author's paternal ancestor, Michel CORMIER of Opelousas. 

27.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Esther BREAU; BRDR, 2:144, 145 (SJA-1, 40), her marriage record, calls her Esther BREAU "of Acadia," calls her husband Charles BREAU "of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Paul MARTIN & Herman BREAUX.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

So was Cité a nickname?  See the Oxford, MD, report, cited above. 

28.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Eulalie BROD; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 36-37, Family No. 69, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Eulalie BRAUD, gives her parents' names but not her godparents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785.

What happened to her in LA?

29.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Firmin BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439-40, the LA section, calls him Firmin BREAUX, gives his birth year, his parents' names & their settlement in Acadia (paroisse de Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-aux-Canards), his wife's name, her parents' names, the place & date of their marriage, lists his children as Marie-Madeleine born in 1770, François in 1772, Donat in c1773, Pierre-Canuel[Manuel] in 1774, Félicité in 1776, Jean-Baptiste in 1779, Isabelle in c1780, Scholastique in 1782, Modeste in 1784, Céleste in c1786, Joseph & Agricole in 1787, Marguerite in 1789, & Adélaïde in 1790, but gives no birthplaces, says Il fut l'un des principaux pionniers de Pont-BREAUX (BREAUX Bridge) en Louisiane (he was one of the principal pioneers of Breaux Bridge), & gives his death date but not his place of burial.  

Arsenault, 1128, the Grand-Pré section, profile of his father Alexis, says the family was deported to MA in 1755, when Firmin would have been only age 6, so he likely accompanied them.  This is affirmed by a 1760-61 census of the Acadians in MA.  See Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 56, in which Elixes, obviously Alexis, BROW, is counted with his wife Margaret & 6 children, including Firmin, at Weymouth.  In 1767, Alexis took his family to St.-Philippe-de-Laprairie near Montréal & died at nearby L'Acadie in Jul 1811, age 90.  Why would Firmin, who was still in his early teens when the war with Britian ended in 1763, leave his family in MA at such a tender age & move to NS?  When did he get to Halifax?  Note that he was not counted there in Aug 1763 with other Acadians exiles.  See Jehn, 249, 251-52.  Another scenario for his movements could be that, in 1764, at age 15, he accompanied other Acadians from MA not to NS but to French St.-Domingue to work on the French naval base at Môle St.-Nicolas, became disgruntled with the work, & hooked up with the BROUSSARD party when they came thru Cap-Français in early 1765. 

Where did Arsenault find his marriage record?  I have found it in none of the South LA church records for the period.  His wife's mother was her father's first wife, Élisabeth HENRY. 

The brochure that accompanies the Dafford Mural at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville says he arrived in LA in 1766.  The shipload of Acadians that reached LA from MD in 1766 did not arrive until late Sep.  However, a Fermin BRAUD is counted in the Apr 1766 census of the Attakapas District, so he must have reached LA the year before, not from MD but from Halifax via St.-Domingue, probably with the party led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 125.  

After moving to the Mississippi & then back to Attakapas, Firmin became a major land owner in the area known at La Pointe, on upper Bayou Teche.  He purchased his property in 1771 from Jean-François LEDÉE, "a wealthy New Orleans merchant who had acquired the land as a French land grant."  Firmin increased his holdings so that by 1786 "he was one of the largest property owners in Teche country."  In 1799, he built a footbridge near La Pointe across Bayou Teche "to help ease the passage for his family and neighbors. This first bridge was a suspension footbridge, likely made of rope and small planks.  It was stabilized by being tied to small pilings located at each end of the bridge, as well as to a pair of huge live oak tress on both sides of the bayou. When traveling directions were given, folks would say 'go to BREAUX's bridge.'"  Firmin died in 1808, & the land around the footbridge was inherited by his younger son Agricole.  In 1817, "Agricole built the first vehicular bridge, allowing for the passage of wagons and increased commerce in the area."  The distinction of founding the city of Breaux Bridge, however, goes to Agricole's wife, Scholastique Melanie PICOU, whom Firmin BREAUX most likely never knew.  In 1829, recently widowed, Scholastique submitted plans for a village at La Pointe in the area around her dead husband's vehicular bridge.  Scholastique's father was a French Creole, but she was an Acadian on her mother's side.  Her father was Nicolas, fils, born at New Orleans in 1754 to Nicolas PICOU, père & Marguerite LAVIGNE.  The PICOUs were an old New Orleans family.  Nicolas, fils's grandfather, Urbain, was a native of Brest, France, who had married Marie-Joseph LARMUSIEAU at New Orleans in 1733.  Nicolas, fils moved upriver to the Acadian community of St.-Jacques probably in the 1780s, where he married Scholastique, daughter of Joseph BOURGEOIS of Chignecto & Marie GIROIR; Scholastique had been born at St.-Jacques in c1770.  Daughter Scholastique-Melanie was born at St.-Jacques in Nov 1796.  Her father died at St.-Jacques in 1800 when she was only 3 years old.  Her mother remarried to fellow Acadian Charles MELANÇON at St.-Jacques in 1803.  Scholastique, her brother Jean-Baptiste dit Fletcher & sister Melanie Félicité moved to the La Pointe community on Bayou Teche when Scholastique was still a girl.  In Jun 1813, at age 16, she married Agricole, son of Firmin BREAUX, who had been dead for 5 years, & Marguerite BREAUX.  Agricole & Scholastique had 8 children: son Jean Émile born in 1814, daughters Marguerite Elmire born in 1816, Marie Calixte in 1818, Arthémise in 1820, Émelie in 1822, Marie Azéline in 1823 but died in 1825, Marie Eurasie born in 1825, & Scholastique in 1827.  In May 1828, Agricole died suddenly at age 40, leaving his wife with 7 children, including an infant.  The financial difficulties that followed her husband's death seem to have compelled the determined young widow to lay out a village on the site of her husband's property along Bayou Teche & to create income from selling the lots.  In 1836, at age 40, Scholastique remarried to widower Jean François, son of Jean-Pierre DOMENGEAUX & Marie-Marguerite Victoire LEFEVRE of St.-Domingue, present-day Haiti.  Jean François's first wife, Claire Marie ROY, had recently died.  Scholastique had 1 child by Jean François, son Laurent Luivalle, born in 1838, when she was 42.  Jean François died in March 1846, age 50, leaving Scholastique a widow for the second time.  She died around 1851, in her mid-50s, no doubt surrounded by many grandchildren.  Founding new communities must have been in her blood; her maternal Acadian ancestor, Jacques BOURGEOIS, was the founder of the Chignecto settlement in Acadia.  A bronze statue of this remarkable woman stands in a city park at Breaux Bridge a few blocks west of Bayou Teche.  See BRDR, 2:138, 589-91; <breauxbridgelive.com>, source of quotes, which says that she & Agricole had 5 children & that she & her second husband had 2; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:135-36, 140, 141, 142, 750; 2-B:133, 135, 138-39, 140; 2-C:104, 110, 3:203, 517, 4:147; 5:447; NOAR, 1:207-08, 2:228.

30.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Hélène BREAU.

Two of her siblings moved to St.-Jacques & Ascension after the Spanish released the Acadians from Natchez.  What happened to her in LA?

31.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Honoré BREAU.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437. 

His estimated birth year is from the age given in the Spanish report of 1768.  Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 165-66, says he was 30 in 1768. 

What is the kinship of his wife to his older brother Alexis's wife?  Honoré's son Joseph-Honoré also married a TRAHAN. 

What happened to his daughters Marie & Marguerite, counted with the family at Port Tobacco, MD, in Jul 1763? 

32.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Honoré BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2440, the LA section, calls him Honoré BREAUX, says he was born in 1746, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, lists his children as Marie born in 1774, Henriette in 1775, Anastasie in 1776, & Herman in 1777 but give no birthplaces, & says he lived on the Mississippi River at St.-Jacques; BRDR, 2:146, 149 (ASC-1, 122; SJA-1, 44), his marriage record, calls him Honoré BRAUD, calls his wife Magdalena BRAUD, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Paul BRAUD & Michael BERTONVILLE; BRDR, 3:159 (SJA-4, 33), his death/burial record, calls him Honoré BRAUD, "age about 58 yrs., nat. Acadia," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 8; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437, 447.

Honoré & his wife were first cousins. 

33.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls him Honoré BRAUD, & lists him with his wife & 6 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 167, Family No. 199, calls him Honoré BRAUD; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 24, Family No. 50, calls him Honoré BRAUD; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 35, Family No. 65, calls him Honoré BRAUD; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Honoré PRAUD[sic], charpentier, age 52, on the embarkation list, Honoré BRAUD, on the debarkation list, & Honoré BRAUD, carpenter, age 52, on the complete listing, says he was on the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 6 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but does not give the place of marriage, says daughter Olive-Élizabeth was born in 1769 but does not give her birth place, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA.  

His was the only family from La Bergère to go to the "Manchac Coast" in the San Gabriel d'Iberville district.  The vast majority of the other families from that ship went to Ascension/Lafourche, downriver from Manchac on the Lower Acadian Coast.  See "A Report on Acadian Immigrants Who Came to Louisiana from France in 1786[sic]," in Kinnaird, "Post War Decade, 1782-91," 169, & <thecajuns.com/1785acad.pdf>; Appendix.

34.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Jean BREAU.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

Did he marry?

35.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Jean BREAU.

Who were his parents?  Who was his wife?  What happened to him in LA?

36.  Wall of Names, 13, Jean-Baptiste BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1349, the Pisiguit section, calls him Jean-Baptiste BROT, says his parents were Alexandre & Marie DUGAS, that he was born in c1725 & was his parents' second son, between Alexis, born in c1725, & Joseph in c1728; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2438, the LA section, calls him Jean-Baptiste BREAUX, says he was born in 1724 but gives no birthplace, says his parents were Alexandre [BREAUX] & Marie DUGAS of Pigiguit, says he married first to Élizabeth HENRY in c1745 but does not give her parents' names or place of marriage, & remarried to Marie-Rose LANDRY in c1752 but again gives no parents' names or place of marriage, says he was deported to MD, that he resided on lot number 152 on the east bank of the Mississippi at St.-Jacques in 1769, & lists his children as, from the first marriage, Paul, born in 1745, Madeleine in 1749, & Jean in 1751, & from the second marriage, Amand born in 1753, Anne in 1754, & Esther in 1759.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 96. 

Jean-Baptiste's oldest daughter Marguerite, by first wife Élisabeth HENRY, was born in c1747.  His second daughter Marie-Madeleine, by second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY, was born in c1749, hence the estimated years of his marriages. 

Wood, cited above, seems to be saying that Jean-Baptiste was a son of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX, deceased in Jul 1763, & Élizabeth HENRY, but Arsenault insists that Élisabeth HENRY was his first wife, not his mother.  I await Stephen White's word on the matter.  Until then, much of this is tenuous. 

If Jean-Baptiste was the brother of Alexis & Honoré BREAUX, nemeses of Spanish Gov. Ulloa in 1768, why did Jean-Baptiste & his family reside at Oxford in MD, on the Eastern Shore, & his brothers at Port Tobacco, on the lower Potomac, with most of the other BREAUXs in the colony?  Note that Jean-Baptiste came to LA 2 years before his brothers. 

I do not buy Arsenault's assertion that Paul BREAUX was one of Jean-Baptiste's sons.  See below

37.  Wall of Names, 13, Jean-Baptiste BREAU.

What happened to him in LA?

38.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Jean-Baptiste BREAU 2, & lists him singly. 

The BRAUD/BERTONVILLE incident can be found in Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 169-70. 

39.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Jean-Charles BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2443, the LA section, calls him Jean-Charles BREAUX, says he was born in 1753 but gives no birthplace, calls his parents Pierre [BREAUX] & Marguerite GUIDRY, says he married Marie BENOIT in c1774 but does not give her parents' names, lists only one child, Jean-Emmanuel born in 1775 but gives no birthplace, & says Jean-Charles was buried at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville on 11 Mar 1784; BRDR, 2:147 (SGA-5, 35), his burial record, calls him Jean-Charles BRAUD, "age 50 years," calls his parents Pierre [BRAUD] & Margueritte GAUDET, but mentions no wife; BRDR, 6:113 (SGA-5, 55), another burial record, likely a correction, calls him Jean-Charles BRAUD, "age about 50 yrs.," calls his parents Pierre BRAUX & Margueritte GAUTROT, but, again, mentions no wife; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 99, calls him Jean/Jean-Charles & says he was son of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436. 

The actual names of his parents are from his corrected burial record, not from Arsenault or Wood.  Arsenault gives his father's correct name but says his mother was a GUIDRY.  His first burial record calls her a GAUDET, easily confused with GAUTREAUX.  His estimated birth year is taken not from Arsenault but from an average of the ages given in the Spanish report of Feb 1768, the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, & his burial records. 

Arsenault's marriage date for this couple is absurd considering that in 1777 they had a daughter who was 18 years old! 

40.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Jeanne [BRAUD], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Jeanne, sa [Honoré PRAUD's] fille, age 8, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Jeanne BRAUD, his [Honoré BRAUD's] daughter, age 8, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 5 siblings; NOAR, 6:35 (SLC, F4, 77), her death/burial record, calls her Juana BRAUD, native of Nantes in France, 22 yr., unmarried, gives her parents' names, & says they were "residents of St. Gabriel Parish in the Iberville district of  this province."

41.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Joseph BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2441,the LA section, calls him Joseph BREAUX, says he was born in 1763 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says it was at St.-Martinville but gives no date, & lists his children as Marie-Clémence born in 1789, Louis-Ursin in 1791, Marie-Euphrosie in 1795, Pierre-Rosemond in 1796, Marguerit-Josèphe in 1798, Marie-Céleste in 1800, & François-Hyppolite in 1803; NOAR, 2:34 (SLC, B5, 109), his baptismal record, calls him Joseph BREAU, gives his parents' names, his birth date but no birthplace, & says his godparents were Étienne-Burck TRUDEAU & Anne LE BLAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:137 (Laf. Ch.: v.1, p.9), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph Athanase (record has BRO) from Carencro, married to Catherine ARSONNEAU, does not give his parents' names, says he was 70 years old when he died & that he was buried "in the parish cemetery."

Why is his marriage not in BRDR or Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records?  

42.  Wall of Names, 12, calls him Joseph BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2440, the LA section, calls him Joseph BREAUX, says he was born in 1751, give his parents' names, details his first & third marriages but not his second one, locates his first marriage at St.-Jacques, gives his first & third wives' parents' names, & gives him only a single child, from his first wife, Hilaire born in 1775, but gives no birthplace; Arsenault, 2444, the LA section, calls him Joseph-Achille BREAUX, does not give his birth year or parents' names, says he married Éléonore LANDRY, says nothing of his 2 earlier marriages, & lists his children as Joseph-Achille born in 1808 & Marie-Céleste in 1809; BRDR, 2:147, 535-36 (SJA-1, 45), the record of his first marriage, calls him Joseph BREAU, calls his wife Magdelaine MELANZON, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia, & that the witness to his marriage was Firmain BROUSARD; BRDR, 2:125, 147 (SJA-2, 10), the record of his second marriage, calls him Joseph BRAUX, calls his wife Maria BOURG, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "Acadians" & "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Carlos BRAUX [probably his younger brother], Maria PREJANT, & Basilio PREJANT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:108, 426 (SM Ch.: v.5, #84), the record of his third marriage, calls him Joseph BRAUD "de la Côte Gelée of Acadia," calls his wife Eléonore LANDRY with the notation "although record has Eléonore TRAHAN, the margin correctly has LANDRY), calls him a major son & she a minor daughter, gives his & her parents' names, says her father was "of Côte Gelée," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Hyacinthe JACQUET, Jean Claude PERILLIAT, & Célestine PREJEAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:137 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1236), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BREAUX, "born in Acadie," does not give his parents' names or mention a wife, says he died "at the home of his nephew, Hypolite BRAUD, at L'ance du Day," that he was 70 years old when he died & was buried "in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:137 (Laf. Ct.Hse: Succ.#55), his succession record, calls him Joseph BREAUX m. Leonore LANDRY, but does not give his parents' names or list any children.  See also Arsenault, 2556; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 447. 

Was his full name Joseph-François?  A marriage record for his daughter Marie from his third wife, dated 20 Sep 1847, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:63 (Charenton Ch.: v.1, p.16), calls the bride's parents d.François [BREAUX] & d.Léonore LANDRY.  This is the only primary record I have found that calls him François, so I will ignore it ... for now. 

His second wife died at New Orleans in Oct 1799.  See her burial record, dated 1 Oct 1799, in NOAR, 6:40 (SLC, F4, 80), which calls her Maria BURK, "native of Acadia, 26 yr., sp. Josef BREAU."  Had they moved to the city, or were they just visiting?  Did she die from complications of childbirth?  Did they move from St.-Jacques to New Orleans & then to Attakapas?  I have found only 2 children by this second wife in South LA church records--daughter Anastasie, 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; & daughter Célestine-Carmelite, 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. 

43.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Joseph BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2444, the LA section, calls him Joseph BREAUX, gives his parents' names but not his birth year, & details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names; BRDR, 2:147, 267 (ASC-1, 143), his marriage record, calls him Joseph BRAUD, calls his wife Cécilia DUPUY, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro LANDRY, Juan LANDRY, & Carlos BRAUD; BRDR, 2:147 (ASC-1, 187a-c), probably his burial record, calls him Josef BRAUD, "age 30 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 18; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437. 

His estimated birth year is derived from the Spanish report of Feb 1768, not the Ascension census of 1777.  His wife remarried in Apr 1784.  Why did he die so young? 

How were he & his sisters kin to the other BREAUs who went to LA?

44.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Joseph BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2443, the LA section, calls him Joseph BREAUX, give his paernts' names but not a birthyear, details his first marriage, including his wife's parents' names, does not mention his second marriage, lists his children as Constance born in 1779, & Scholastique in 1779, but gives no birthplaces, & says he was living at St.-Gabriel in 1779; BRDR, 2:38, 147 (SJA-1, 38a), the record of his first marriage, calls him Joseph BREAU, calls his wife Marie-Josèphe AUCOIN "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were François LANDRY, Pierre BREAU, Michel BREAU, Pierre DUPUYS, & Michel BOURGEOIS; BRDR, 3:56, 160 (SGA-14, 149), the record of his second marriage, calls him Joseph BREAU, "widower Marie AUCOIN," calls his wife Marguerite BABIN, "widow Simon ALLAIN," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Isaac LEBLANC & Grégoire BABIN.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

45.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Joseph BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2441, the LA section, calls him Joseph BREAUX, says he was born in 1758, calls his parents Joseph [BREAUX] & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY, & details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names; BRDR, 2:147, 351 (SGA-14, 4, #9), his marriage record, calls him Josef & Josef Maria BRAUX, calls his wife Elena HAMILTON, gives his & her parents' names, but gives no witnesses to his marriage.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6.

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, the profile of his father in the LA section, says son Joseph-Marie was born in c1758 but gives no birthplace.  If, as the age given in Spanish report of 1768 indicates, Joseph-Marie was born in c1763, it must have been early in the year; note in Jehn, cited above, his presence at Port Tobacco in July 1763.  Why did the census taker at St.-Gabriel in 1777 say he was age 20 years old when he would have been only in his early teens that year?  This is probably where Arsenault got his birth year of c1758.  I will use the earlier record, the Spanish report of 1768, to determine his estimated birth year until other evidence supports Arsenault's date. 

46.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Joseph BROD, & lists him with his wife & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 170, Family No. 202, his baptismal record, calls him Joseph BRAUD, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & says "Marie-Madeleine VINCENT, widow of Joseph BRAUD and her sons, Jean-Baptiste BOUDROT and Joseph BRAUD disembarked at St.-Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée," & "Prior to her remarriage [to Pierre DUGAST], she resided with her sons" at St.-Suliac 1763-64; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 36, Family No. 67, calls him Joseph BRAUD, says he was born in c1761 in Bristol, England, that he was a seaman, does not detail his parents' marriage but says his mother was born in c1725 "in the Parish of L'Assomption in Acadie" [which was Pigiguit], that she was daughter of Pierre VINCENT & Marie GRANGER, that she remarried to Pierre DUGAST 9 Jan 1764, St.-Servan, France, that she died at age 63 & was buried on 22 Jan 1785, St.-Martin, Chantenay; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 36, Family No. 68, calls him Joseph BRAUD, says he was born in c1761 in Bristol, England, that he was a seaman, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, says he was resident of the Parish of St.-Martin, Chantenay, at the time of his marriage, give his wife's full name & her parents' names, says his wife was born in c1766 "in the Parish of Sauzon on Belle-Isle-en-Mer," & details their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Joseph BROD, marin, age 23, on the embarkation list, Josef BREAUD, on the debarkation list, & Joseph BRAUD, sailor, age 23, on the complete listing, says he was in the 29th Family on the embarkation list & the 30th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his wife & no children, & details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 3:160 (SJO-4, 70), his death/burial record, calls him Josef BRAUD, "age 53 yrs., married," but does not give his parents' names or his wife's name.

Daughter Marie-Josèphe, born in Dec 1789, was baptized at New Orleans in Feb 1790, so the family may have spent time in the city.  See NOAR, 4:41 (SLC, B11, 92).

47.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Joseph BROD; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 24-25, Family No. 51, his baptismal record, calls him Joseph BRAUD, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Guillaume SEGUE & Angélique BRAUD, & says his family was living in St.-Nicolas Parish, Nantes, in May 1782; BRDR, 3:160, 238 (ASM-2, 108), his marriage record, calls him Joseph BRAUX "of St.-Gorje D'archigni, Poitou," calls his wife Maria DAIGLE, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Maturino DAIGLE & Josef BREAUX; BRDR, 3:160 (ASM-3, 99), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph BRAUD, "age 37 yrs., married to Maria DAIGLE," but does not give his parents' names.

48.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Joseph-Charles BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, the LA section, calls him Joseph BREAUX, says he was born in c1728, that he was probablement son of Alexandre [BREAUX] & Marie DUGAS "de Pisiguit, Acadie," that he married Marie-Josèphe LANDRY in c1755 but gives no place of marriage or her parents' names, says he was deported to MD & settled in LA, & lists his children as Joseph-Marie born in c1758, Marguerite in c1760, Marie-Rose in c1762, Eusèbe in 1774, & Louis & Ursule in 1775, but gives no places of birth.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436. 

Where in Arsenault's list of his children are daughter Claire & son Charles?  What happened to daughter Marie-Rose?  She was counted with the family at Port Tobacco in Jul 1763 but did not come with them to LA. 

He probably was the Joseph  BRAUD mentioned in a letter to Spanish Governor Ulloa by the commandant of Fort San Luìs de Natchez.  See Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 120n157.  Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 85, based on Honoré BREAU's deposition of Nov 1768 in Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 167-68, calls him a cousin.  We await Stephen A. White's DGFA-2 for "the word." 

49.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Joseph BROD; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 54, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, all of her family--her parents, 6 sisters, & 2 brothers--survived except for her brother Simon-Joseph, age 2, who died at sea, & her mother, age 46, who died in hospital on 20 Feb 1759 soon after they reached St.-Malo; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 168-69, Family No. 201; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 24-25, Family No. 51, calls him Joseph-Gabriel BRAUD, says he was born in c1753 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says they were "of the parish of Archigny."  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28, 56, 85, 137, 159. 

His birth at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, is based on the fact that his family was counted there in 1752, a year before his birth. 

Evidently his was one of the few Acadian families in Poitou who remained there after the mass exodus of the Acadians from Châtellerault to Nantes in late 1775-early 1776.  Joseph-Gabriel married a fellow Acadian at Archigny in 1777; by the early 1780s, however, he & his wife & children had gone on to Nantes.  At the time of their marriage, his wife's parents had already moved from Archigny to Nantes; his father was a widow by then.  Joseph-Gabriel & his wife probably went to join her family in the port city.  Did their families participate in the so-called Leigne-les-bois or Grand-Ligne settlement near Châtellerault, which lasted from 1772-75, or did they simply reside nearby?  Robichaux, cited above, hints that they were part of the settlement but for some reason chose to remain in Poitou, at least for a while.  Joseph-Gabriel was a sailor, so that also may have influenced his move to Nantes. 

50.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Honoré BREAU; BRDR, 2:146, 704 (SJA-2, 6), his marriage record, calls him Horé & Honoré BRO, calls his wife Félicitas TRAHAN, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Maryland" & hers "of Belle Isle," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Horé BRO & Maria BRO; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:124 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 55), his death/burial record, calls him Honoré Joseph BREAUX "of Poupmont, England," says he died "at age 67 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:125 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: 1831), his succession record, calls him Joseph Honoré BREAUX m. Marie Félicité TRAHAN, gives his date of death, & says his children were Pauline Marie, Delphine Luce, d.Joseph Honoré m. Marie Félicité RICHARD, Joseph Marie m. Therzile AUCOIN, Dominique Honoré, Marie Félicité m. Lange Vincent MAGGIOLO, Marguerite BREAUX m. Jean Augustin BABIN, Marie Josèphe BREAUX m. Henri Jean LIRETTE, Émelie Rosalie m. Antoine BABEAUX....  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 55, 162.

Who told the priest who recorded his burial that he was born in Poupmont, England?  He was probably born in Port Tobacco, MD, which some in South LA would call New England.  But "Poupmont" is a far cry from "Port Tobacco."  Or is it? 

His father was one of the notorious BREAU brothers who defied Spanish Governor ULLOA in 1768. 

51. Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10R), calls her Luce BROD, & lists her with her first husband & 2 sons; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 54, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, most of her family--her parents, 6 sisters, & 2 brothers--survived, but her brother Simon-Joseph, age 2, died at sea, & her mother, age 46, died in hospital on 20 Feb 1759 soon after they reached St.-Malo; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 168-69, Family No. 201, calls her Luce BRAUD, says she was born in c1747 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she & her family--her parents & 9 siblings, all sisters--resided at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean in 1752, says she & her family disembarked at St.-Malo on 23 Jan 1759 from one of the Five Ships, that her family resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-64, at St.-Suliac from 1764-72, & details her marriage but does not give her husband's parents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 129, Family No. 159, calls her Luce BRAUD, says she was born in c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, says her first husband was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Thomas-Francois-Joseph BOURG, 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 BOURG, born & baptized 3 Feb 1772, St.-Suliac, godson of Joseph BRAUD & Brigette PINET, & says her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 20, Family No. 41, calls her Luce of Louise BRAUD, says she was born in c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, says her first husband was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Charles BOURG, baptized 7 May 1775, Archigny, godson of Charels HÉBERT & Angélique BRAUD (probably her sister), & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 29-30, Family No. 53, calls her Luce BRAUD, says she was born in c1747 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, says her first husband was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, that he was a seaman & navigator, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son François-Simon BOURG, died age 3, buried 26 Jun 1776, St.-Jacques, Nantes, son Mathieu-Athanase BOURG, baptized 13 Mar 1779, St.-Jacques, Nantes, & daughter Marie-Rose BOURG, died age 2 mos. & buried 28 Jun 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s, says her husband was absent during the Third Convoy to Nantes, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785 aboard L'Amitié; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Luce BRAUD, sa [Atanase BOURQUE's] feme, age 33, on the embarkation list, & Luce BRAUD, his [Athanase BOURG's] wife, age 33, on the complete listing, says she was in the 50th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 3 children [including daughter Marie-Rose BOURG, a nursling], details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says they were married in 1768 but gives no place of marriage, & that son Charles [BOURG] was born in 1755[sici] but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:149, 692 (ASC-2, 33), the record of her second marriage, calls her Lucia BREAUD, "a widow," calls her husband Pedro THERRIOT, "a widower," does not give any parents' or previous spouses' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne BOUDREAU & Joseph HÉBERT, Jr.; BRDR, 5(rev.):114 (SMI-4, 94), her death/burial record, calls her Luce BRAUD, "widow in second marriage of Pierre THERIOT, age 91 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:79; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28, 86, 160.  

Luce & her family evidently were supposed to sail to LA aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven 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 Nantes and Chantenay, on 20 Aug.  

52.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Ludivine BREAU; BRDR, 2:149, 534 (SJA-1, 50), the record of her first marriage, calls her Ludovinne BREAU "of Acadia," calls her husband Éstienne MELANZON "of Acadia," gives her & his parents names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josephe MYR & Charles BREAU; BRDR, 2:24, 149 (SJA-2, 6), the record of her second marriage, calls her Ludovine & Luz Divina (Ludevine) BRO, calls her husband Francisco ARSENO, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Maryland," his parents were "of this Parish," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Bautista SIASON & Margarita GODIN; BRDR, 8:109 (SMI-4, 248), her death/burial record, calls her Ludinine BREAUD, "age 97 yrs., widow François ARCENAUX," but gives no parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6. 

Her birth year is calculated from the Spanish report of Feb 1768, not the St.-Gabriel census of 1777. 

She was "only" in her early 90s when she died & one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

53.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Madeleine BREAU; BRDR, 4:99 (SJA-4, 48), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Magdelaine BRAUD, "age 80 yrs., wid. of Simon GOUTREAUD," & calls her parents Ambroise [BRAUD] & Marie Magdelaine MICHEL.  

Her first name can be found in the marriage records of sons Amand, Louis, & Charles, & daughter Madeleine in BRDR, 2:314-15 (SJA-2, 44); 2:318 (SJA-2, 1); 2:318 (SJA-2, 54); & 3:353 (ASC-2, 250).

White, DGFA-1, 277, calls her mother Marie(-Anne) MICHEL, daughter of Jacques [MICHEL & Catherine COMEAU).  White, as usual, is followed here. 

Was she at Fort Edward in 1762 with her father's family or with her new husband, or both?  The Fort Edward lists make it difficult to tell.  See Stanley LeBlanc PDF, "Acadian Prisoners, 1761-1762 at Fort Edward, Pisiguit."

54.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Madeleine BREAU; BRDR, 2:146, 149 (ASC-1, 122; SJA-1, 44), her marriage record, calls her Magdalena BRAUD, calls her husband Honoré BRAUD, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Paul BRAUD & Michael BERTONVILLE; BRDR, 4:99 (SJA-4, 48a), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Magdaleine BRAUD, "age about 70 yrs., wid. of Honoré BREAUX," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

55.  Wall of Names,  13, calls her Madeleine BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2444, the LA section, calls her Madeleine BREAUX, says she was born in c1750, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage including her husband's parents' names, though he calls her husband's mother a COMEAUX, & says nothing of his second marriage to this researcher's paternal ancestor; BRDR, 2:71, 150 (SJA-1, 13), the record of her first marriage, calls her Magdelaine BRAU, calls her husband Étienne BENOIT, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean BRAU, Jean COMAU, Olivier BABAIN, & Pierre BRAU, "all by their marks"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:114, 209 (SM Ch.: v.4, #26), a record of her second marriage, calls her Magdeleine BRAUD, "wid. of Éstienne BENOIST," calls her husband Michel CORMIER "of Opelousas, widr. of Catherine STELET," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph MODENA & Sandar GENUA; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:47, 209 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol7, #51), also a record of her second marriage, calls her (Mrs.) Étienne BENOIT, "a Widow," & Widow Éstienne BENOIST, "native of Acadie," calls her husband Michel CORMIER, "native of Acadie, widr. of 'la fille de [the daughter of] Mr. STELLY," but gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Charles BENOIST, Marain PREJEAN, Élie JENNE, Jacques JENNE, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:138 (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.10, #26), her death/burial record, calls her Magdelaine BREAUX, "spouse in a 2nd marriage to dec. Michel CORMIER," does not give her parents' names, says she was 65 years old when she died & that she was "buried ... in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:137 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#75), her succession record, calls her Madeleine BREAUX "wid. of Michel CORMIER," but does not give her parents' names nor list any children.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.  

Her estimated birth year is from the age given in the Spanish report of 1768.  The age given in her burial record is way off.  

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2416, 2444, the LA section, says that Étienne BENOIT's mother was Anne CORMIER, but other, more reliable sources say COMEAUX.  See, e.g., BRDR, 2:71, 150.  Arsenault, 2416, says Étienne & Marguerite were married on 5 Feb 1771 in Baton Rouge, &, on 2444, says they were married on 5 Jan 1771 in St.-Martinville.  BRDR, a primary source, disagrees.  

She was the third & last wife of my paternal ancestor, Michel CORMIER.  She gave him no more children.  He, in fact, left her a widow again in Dec 1790, not quite 2 years after their marriage.  She did not remarry. 

Two of her older sisters, Élisabeth & Anne-Gertrude, became Ursuline nuns soon after the death of their widowed mother at San Luis de Natchez in Jun 1768. 

56.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Madeleine BREAU; BRDR, 2:150, 612 (SJA-1, 39a), the record of her first marriage, calls her Magdelaine BREAUX, calls her husband Louis QUQUERIER "of Montréal," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia," but gives no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 2:149, 612 (ASC-1, 140), the record of her second marriage, calls her Magdalena BRAUD, calls her husband Manuel QUINTERO, "widower of Maria GRANGÉ," gives her but not his parents' names, says her parents were "Acadians," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Simon LANDRY & Pedro LANDRY.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437. 

Her first husband must have died soon after their marriage.  

57.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Madeleine BREAU; BRDR, 2:150, 357 (SGA-5, 31), her marriage record, calls her Magdelaine BRAUX, calls her husband Charle HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Amant HÉBERT & Pierre LEBLANC.

How were she & her sisters kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA? 

58.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, the LA section, profile of her husband, calls her Marguerite BREAUX, daughter of Jean-Baptiste [BREAUX] & Marie-Rose LANDRY of Pigiguit, & says that she & Firmin were married at Donaldsonville on 13 Apr 1769; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:141 (SM Ch.: v.4, #980), her burial record, calls her Marguerite BREAUX, "native of Acadie, widow of Firmin BRAUD, says she died "at age 68 years at Cyrille THIBAUDOT, at la grand pointe," says she was buried "in the parish cemetery," the burial record is signed by Cyrille THIBODEAU, but the record gives no parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

Her mother was her father's first wife, Élisabeth HENRY.  Where did Arsenault find Marguerite's marriage record?  It is not in BRDR, vol. 2. 

59.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marguerite BREAU.

Who were her parents?  How was she kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?

60.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite BREAU; BRDR, 2:150, 183 (ASC-1, 122), her marriage record, calls her Margarita BRAUD, calls her husband Jean-Baptiste CHOBEN (CHAUVIN), gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Louis LECONTE, Pierre BIJEAUD, & Joseph BABIN; BRDR, 2:150 (ASC-1, 176f), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita BRAUD, "wife of Jean Baptiste CHAUVEIN," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

How were she & her siblings kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?  Why did she die so young? 

61.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite BREAU; BRDR, 2:100, 150 (SJA-1, 46a), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite BREAU "of Acadia," calls her husband Pierre BLANCHARD "of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph MYRE, Pierre BREAU, Olivier PART, & Herman BREAU; BRDR, 3:162 (SMI-8, 27), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BRAUD, "age 55, an Acadian, wid. Pierre BLANCHARD," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152. 

62.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite BREAU; BRDR, 2:150, 372 (ASC-1, 147), her marriage record, calls her Margarita BRAUD, calls her husband Pablo HÉBERT, "res. of St.-Gabriel of Manchac," give her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro HÉBERT, Josef BRAUD, & Abraham LANDRY; BRDR, 5(rev.):114 (SGA-8, 198), her death/burial record, calls her Margaret BRAUD, "age 74 yrs., wife of Paul HÉBERT," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6. 

Her estimated birth year is a compromise of the ages given in the Spanish report of 1768, the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, & her burial record.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, profile of her father in the LA section, says she was born in c1760, which works here. 

63.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite BREAU; BRDR, 2:150-51, 481 (ASC-1, 134), the record of her first marriage, calls her Marguerite BRAUD, calls her husband Pierre LE BLANC, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St. Gabriel" & his were "Acadians, res. at St. Gabriel," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Baptiste LEBLANC, Joseph LEBLANC, & Joseph-Marie BRAUD; BRDR, 2:150, 414 (SGA-14, 20, #68), the record of her second marriage, calls her Margarita BRAU, "widow of Pedro LEBLANC," calls her husband Michel LAMBREMON, gives her & his parents' names, calls her parents Juan [BREAUX] & Margarita LANDRY, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph-Miguel LEBLANC, Carlos HÉBERT, & Andrés MARTINEZ. 

How were she & her sisters kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?

There was no Acadian immigrant couple named Jean BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY, so the St.-Gabriel priest who recorded her second marriage in Oct 1793 must have been given bad information, or he may have mixed up the names.  Her father's name was Janvier, which could explain the "Jean," & her mother's name was Rose-Osite, called Osite.  The priest probably used the bride's name for the mother's.  At least he got the mother's surname correct. 

The baptismal record of daughter Françoise-Cilarie LAMBREMONT, dated 18 May 1800, & the marriage records of daughter Henriette & sons Augustin & Pierre Paul LEBLANC, dated 22 Feb 1810 & 13 Jan 1817, in BRDR, 2:413 (SGA-11, 99, #491), 3:530, 537, 555 (ASC, 2, 240; SGA-14, 82, 83), call her Marguerite Pélagie. 

64.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Margueritte [BROD], & lists her with her parents & 2 cousins; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 161-63, Family No. 193, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Blanche BRAUD, gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Charles-Olivier GUILLOT (cousin) & Madeleine BRAUD, & that her family resided at Trigavou from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls her Margueritte, sa [Alexis BROD's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite BRAUD, his [Alexis BRAUD's] daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 29th Family aboard L'Amitié with her parents & 2 cousins; BRDR, 2:150, 221 (ASC-2, 9), her marriage record, calls her Margarita BREAU, calls her husband Luis DANTIN, does not give her or his parents' names but says they were Acadian, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Charle GULLOT & Marie COMMO; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:107 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #833), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite BREAUX m. Louis DANTIN, says she died "at age 87 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 33.

Judging from the Lafourche census of Jan 1788, the year given in the marriage record, 1787, may be wrong; it might be 1788.  The male witness to her marriage, cousin Charles-Olivier GUILLOT, also was her godfather.  Her husband was twice her age.  He died in Lafourche Interior Parish in Dec 1826, age 81, so she was a widow for decades.  All of the Acadian DANTINs in LA descend from her. 

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

65.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Marguerite BREAU.

How were she & her siblings kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?

66.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marianne BREAU.

Why would her parents have named her Marianne when they had an older daughter named Marie-Anne?  Because the older daughter was called Anne?  Two of Marianne's older siblings moved to St.-Jacques & Ascension after the Spanish released the Acadians from Natchez in 1769.  What happened to Marianne in LA?

67.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Marie BREAU veuve Jean GAUDET; White, DGFA-1, 279, calls her Marie BREAU, & provides her parents' & her husband's parents' names.

68.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marie BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2586, profile of her second husband in the LA section, calls her Marie THIBODEAUX; BRDR, 2:154, 678 (SJA-1, 41), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie BREAU, "widow of Amand RICHARD," calls her husband Joseph SONIE (SONNIER), "widower of Marie/Mary LANDRY," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph MELANZON, Paul BREAU, Herman BREAU, & Jean-Baptiste GODIN; BRDR, 4:96 (SMI-4, 67), her death/burial record, calls her Marie BRAUD, "age 86, wid. of Joseph SONIER," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies., J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 3.  

The birth year followed here is calculated from the age given in the Spanish report of 1767, not the St.-Gabriel census of 1777.  How was she kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?

69.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Marie BREAU.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 153; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 447; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 174.

What happened to her in LA?

70.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marie BREAU.

What happened to her in LA?

71.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marie BREAU.

How were she & her sisters kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?  What happened to her in LA?

72.  Wall of Names, 10 (pl. 1L), calls her Marie BREAU, & lists her with her husband Olivier BABIN & 2 daughters, Marie-Josèphe & Marianne [BABIN]; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2412, profile of her first husband in the LA section, calls her Marguerite BREAUX, does not give her parents' names, says she married Olivier BABIN in c1772 but gives no place of marriage, & lists only a single child for them, son Baptiste-Olivier [BABIN], baptized at St.-Gabriel in 1773; BRDR, 2:154, 296 (ASC-1, 132), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie BRAUD, "widow of Olivier BABEIN," calls her husband Pierre FORET, "widower of Marguerite BLANCHARD," does not give any parents' names but says they all "were Acadians res. at St. Gabriel," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Anselme BLANCHARD & Jean-Charles BROD [perhaps her brother]; BRDR, 2:151, 428  (ASC-1, 144), the record of her third marriage, gives the date 12 May on 2:151 & 21 May on 2:428, calls her Maria BRAUD, "widow of Pedro FORET of St. Gabriel," calls her husband Josef LANDRY, "widower of Anna GRANGÉ," does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan-Carlos BRAUD [perhaps her brother] & Pablo CHIASSON; BRDR, 2:151 (ASM-3, 35), her burial record, calls her Maria BRAUD, "age 60 years, widow of Joseph LANDRY," but does not give her parents' names.  

Wall of Names insists that she & Olivier were married when they came to LA, that they even had 2 daughters, which do not appear on this list.  Reluctantly, I am following Arsenault here.  Too bad neither of her LA remarriage records or her burial record include her parents' names or give a clue about her age.  For more details, see the footnote to her first husband's profile.  

Was she at St.-Gabriel in 1777?  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 4. 

Notice that Jean-Charles BREAUX was a witness to her second & third marriages.  Was he her brother?  If so, her parents would have been Pierre BREAUX & Marguerite GAUTREAUX of Minas.  Jean-Charles also came to LA in 1768 with the BREAUX contingent.  

73.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Marie-Josèphe BREAU veuve Honoré MELANÇON, & lists her with 5 children; BRDR, 2:154 556 (SJA-1, 43), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie-Josèphe BRAU "of Acadia," calls her husband François MOREAU, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were Acadians[?!], does not name first spouses, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Honoré BREAU, Simon GAUTROS, & Simon LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:582, her death/burial record, calls her Marie MOREAU/MORO "of Canada."  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 445; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 8 ; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 11. 

The record of her second marriage record, cited above, says that François MOREAU's parents were "Acadians."  I have not found them in either Arsenault, Généalogie, White, DGFA-1, or Wall of Names, so they probably were French or French Creoles.  Not even his mother came from an Acadian family. 

The St.-Jacques & Atakapas censuses of 1777 reveal the exact time that the family moved from the river to the prairies--the late winter or spring of 1777.  But how in the world could 2 censuses record such divergent ages for the same people?  It cautions one to be skeptical about the ages found in these old censuses.  Most of the children listed with François MOREAU & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX in these censuses were from her first husband, Honoré MELANÇON.  There was no François MELANÇON in LA, so the 17-year-old François in the Atakapas census was probably son Louis MOREAU, who was age 2 in the St.-Jacques census.  Did the Atakapas census taker mean to say that François was 17 months old?  What was his name--François-Louis?  Louis-François?  François, fils, son of François MOREAU & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, married Pélagie, daughter of Acadian Joseph MARTIN, at Atakapas in May 1792.  This could have been François-Louis/Louis-François, who, if born in c1774, as suggested in the St.-Jacques census of Jan 1777, would have marriage at age 18. 

Was her younger MELANÇON daughter named Anastasie-Osite or Osite-Anastasie? 

74.  Wall of Names, 21, calls her Marie BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2540; Acadians in St.-Malo, 168-69, Family No. 201; BRDR, 3:166 (SJA-4, 34), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Josephine BRAUD, age about 77 yrs., wid. Marcel LEBLANC, but does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:79. 

75.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marie-Josèphe BREAU; BRDR, 2:154, 494 (ASC-1, 125), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Joseph BROD, calls her husband Blaise LEJEUNE, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St.-Gabriel," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph ORILLION, Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE, & Romaine DE LA FOSSE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:143 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.171), her death/burial record, calls her Maria Joseph (BRO), originally of Acadie, married to Blaise LEJEUNE, says "she died following a long illness at the home of her son-in-law, Anselme dit Seme DOUSSET (DOUCET) from the Plaquemine Brulée area after having received all of the sacraments," that she was "age of 73 years" when she died, & was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names.  See also De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 27.

Bayou Blaise Lejeune, also called Blaise Lejeune Gully, a tributary of Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé in present-day Acadia Parish, is named after her husband or her son. 

76.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie-Magdeleine [BRAUD], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 167, Family No. 199, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Madeleine BRAUD, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean AUCOIN & Élizabeth GRANGER, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1767-72 & at Plouër in 1772; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Marie-Madeleine, sa [Honoré PRAUD's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Magdelaine BRAUD, his [Honoré BRAUD's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:153, 339 (SJO-3, &), the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria Magdalena BRAUD, calls her husband Josef GIDRY, gives her & her his parents' names, says all parents were "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco GIDRY & Pedro LEBLANC; BRDR, 3:166, 330 (SGA-14, 62), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie Madeleine BREAU, calls her husband Joseph FORET "of Lafourche, widower of Marguerite FORET," gives her & his parents' names but not her first husband's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Emanuel LANDRY & Marcel BRAUD; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:107 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #212), her succession inventory record, calls her Marie BREAUX, m.(1) d. Charles[sic] GUÉDRY, m.(2) Joseph FOREST, lists her surviving children from each marriage, & says she died on 21 Jan 1852.

Why, & when, did she moved to Bayou Lafourche?  Was she a widow--again--when she died?  She was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

77.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie-Ozithe BROD; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 24, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she was the only survivor in her immediate family, that she lost her parents, brothers Xavier, age 14, Simon, no age given, sisters Anne, no age given, & Perpétué, no age given, that her mother & brother Xavier survived the crossing only to die in a hospital on 6 Feb 1759 & 17 Feb 1759, respectively.

78.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marie-Rose BREAU.

79.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marie-Rose BREAU.

What happened to her in LA?

80.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 4:40 (SLC, B9, 381), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Martina BREAU, gives her birth date, her parents' names, & says her godparents were Gilberto LEONARD & Luisa BROUTIN; BRDR, 3:167-68, 413(SGA-14, 75), the record of her first marriage, calls her Martine BREAU, calls her husband Jean Charles HÉBERT, "widower of Françoise LANDRY," gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Xavier RIVET, Auguste BARNIER, & Joseph LANDRY; BRDR, 3:36, 168 (SGA-14, 174), the record of her second marriage, calls her Martine BREAU, calls her husband Élie AUCOIN, gives her & his parents' names but not her first husband's name, calls his father Charles, & says the witnesses to her marriage were François AUCOIN, Victor BLANCHARD, & Florentine AUCOIN.

Judging by her name, she was one of the Acadian children whose honorary godfather was LA Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO.  See notation in Appendix.

81.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Michel BREAU; BRDR, 2:155, 443-44 (SJA-1, 39a), his marriage record, calls him Michel BREAUX "of Acadia," calls his wife Marie-Perpétué LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says both her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Charles BREAUX & Jean LANDRY; BRDR, 3:168 (ASC-4, 110), his burial record, calls him Michel BRAUD, "age 59 yrs.," gives his parents' names but mentions no wife; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 100, calls him Charles Michel, but I have found that first name nowhere else.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonie, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6. 

His estimated birth year is an average of the ages given in the Spanish report of Feb 1768 & his burial record, not the age found in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777.  

82.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Olive-Élisabeth [BRAUD], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 167, Family No. 199, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Olive-Élisabeth BRAUD, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Olivier LEBLANC & Périnne THOMAS, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1767-72 & at Plouër in 1772; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Olive-Élisabeth, sa [Honoré PRAUD's] fille, age 16, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Olive-Élizabeth BRAUD, his [Honoré BRAUD's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, says she was in the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 5 siblings, &, calling her Olive-Élizabeth BRAUD, says she was born in 1769 but gives no birth place; BRDR, 2:155, 428-29 (SGA-14, 10), her marriage record, calls her Oliva Isabel BRAUX, calls her husband Josef LANDRY, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St.-Malo, France," & lists no witnesses to her marriage.

Which Joseph, son of Augustin LANDRY, did she marry?  Augustin brought 2 sons named Joseph to LA in Jul 1767, Joseph-Marie, born c1748, who married Marguerite PIVAUTEAU in Dec 1783, & Joseph-Ignace, born c1753, who married Scholastique BREAUX in Feb 1776.  Was the Joseph LANDRY who married Olive-Élisabeth BREAUX one of these sons, or was he a third son named Joseph who was born in LA after Jul 1767?  I'm going with the widower of Scholastique BREAUX here until I find evidence to the contrary. 

83.  Wall of Names, 13 (pl. 2L), calls him Paul BREAU, & lists him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2440, the LA section, calls him Paul BREAUX, says he was born in 1745 but gives no birthplace, calls his parents Jean-Baptiste [BREAUX] & Élizabeth HENRY, "de Saint-Jacques," says he married Marie-Marthe LEBLANC but gives no date or place of marriage, says he settled at Donaldsonville, that his children were Jérôme-Raymond born in 1772, Anselme in 1773, Marie-Madeleine in 1775, Étienne in 1776, Hyppolite-Armand in 1776, Jérôme in 1777, Marine in 1781, & Henriette in 1781 but gives no birthplaces, & says nothing of his second marriage; BRDR, 2:56, 155 (ASC-1, 146), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pablo BRAUD, "widower of Martha LEBLANC," calls his wife Ysabel BABEIN, gives her but not his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Armand BRAUD, Abraham LANDRY, & Carlos DUGAST; BRDR, 2:155 (ASC-4, 18), his burial record, calls him Pablo [BRAUD], "age 50 years, spouse of Isabel BABIN," & says he was buried 7 Jan 1795. 

His estimated birth year comes from the LA censuses in which he is found & which give his age, as well as his burial record.  For the censuses, see Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 178; Robichaux, 6, 17.

Was his full name Joseph Paul?  That is what the second marriage record of son Joseph, dated 28 Sep 1818, in BRDR, 3:160 (SGA-14, 160), calls him, or did the recording priest superimpose the son's name on the father's. 

What evidence is there, other than Arsenault's assertion (see also Jean-Baptiste BREAU's profile in 2438), that Paul was a son of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his first wife Élisabeth HENRY?  Jean-Baptiste & his family were counted at Oxford, MD, in Jul 1763, but no son Paul was counted with them.  Considering that Paul was only about age 10 at the time, this pretty much eliminates him as one of Jean-Baptiste's children.  So who is the Paul BRAUX with Élizabeth BRAUX widow & Margueritte BRAUX at Port Tobacco (not Oxford), MD, in July 1763?  See Jehn, Acadians in the Colonies, 153.  I can find no other Paul BREAUX in MD at that time.  Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 98, a generally reliable source on the Acadians in MD, insists that the Paul BRAUX at Port Tobacco was counted with his mother Élizabeth BREAUX née HENRY, wife of Jean-Baptiste, & that Paul was the one who married Marie-Marthe LEBLANC in LA.  If this is so, Paul could not have been a son of Jean-Baptiste, whose first wife, Élisabeth HENRY, died before Le Grand Dérangement.  Jean-Baptiste, in fact, was counted at Oxford, MD, in Jul 1763 with his second wife Marie-Rose LANDRY.  One can hardly expect Jean-Baptiste's first wife to be living with 2 of his children at Port-Tobacco!  Wood says Élizabeth HENRY, the widow in MD, was counted at Ascension in LA in 1777, but I cannot find in LA records an Élisabeth HENRY at Ascension in 1777.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 9-19.  The only Élisabeth/Isabelle HENRYs I have found came to LA from France in 1785.  So who was the widow Élizabeth BRAUX at Port Tobacco in 1763, evidently the mother of Paul?  One suspects she was not a BREAU, only the widow BREAU.  Note that at Cabanocé in Sep 1769, Paul BROS (the census taker's spelling), age 24, an adult, was occupying lot #151 with no one else & that Baptiste BREAU (the census taker's spelling) & his family were occupying lot #152.  See Bourgeois, 178.  Did this prompt Arsenault to throw Paul into the famliy of Baptiste BREAU?  Their living next to one another simply could mean that Paul, being a BREAU, was related to Baptiste et al. & they had come to the colony 3 years earlier in the same expedition.  So who were Paul's actual parents?  A perusal of the BREAU lines in Arsenault's Port-Royal, Grand-Pré, & Pisiguit sections, the communities from which the MD exiles would have sprung, reveals no Paul BREAU born in the 1740s.  Arsenault places him only with Jean-Baptiste BREAU of Pigiguit, cited above, so I need a BREAUX family historian to help me here. 

Why does Wall of Names not list Paul with anyone else?  Because he was listed singly at Cabanocé in 1769?  What happened to his sister Marguerite, with whom he was counted at Port Tobacco in Jul 1763? 

84.  Wall of Names, 13 (pl. 2L), calls him Paul BREAU 2, & lists him singly; BRDR, 2:155, 437 (ASC-2, 87), his marriage record, calls him Paul BRAUD, says his parents were Pierre [BRAUD] & Maria LEBLANC, gives his wife's parents names & says they were residents of Iberville, gives his wife's first husband's name, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Carlos LANDRY, Urbano BREAUD, & St. Jago HÉBERT; BRDR, 3:169 (ASC-4, 84), his death/burial record, calls him Paul BRAUD, age 45, nat. Baltimore, widower Marguerite LANDRY, but does not give his parents' names.  

There is some mystery surrounding this fellow.  With which party from MD did he come to LA, and with whom?  He ended up at Ascension, which is next to St.-Jacques but also next to St.-Gabriel, which could place him in any of the 3 main parties from MD--1766, 1767, 1768.  Was his father the Pierre BREAUX who married Brigitte FORET at St.-Jacques in Jan 1776?  According to Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, the Pierre BREAUX who married Brigitte FORET had been married before.  But Arsenault does not list a Paul as one of the children of Pierre BREAUX who married Brigitte FORET.  If this Pierre was Paul's father, then why was Paul not listed with him in Wall of Names?  Is this a clue that his father was not this Pierre BREAUX?  I need a BREAUX family historian to help me sort out this mess.  

85.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Perpétué BREAU; BRDR, 2:156, 444 (ASC-1, 136), her marriage record, calls her Perpétué BROD, calls her husband Maturin LANDRY, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Armond BRAUD & Joseph LANDRY; BRDR, 2:156 (SGA-8, 20, #106), her death/burial record, calls her Perpetua BREAUX, "spouse of Maturin LANDRY," gives her parents' names, says there were "of Acadia," but does not give her age at the time of her death.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

The baptismal record of daughter Marguerite LANDRY, dated 30 May 1784, in BRDR, 2:437 (SGA-5, 20, #101), calls her Marie Perpetua BRAUX, so this may have been her full name. 

86.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Pierre BREAU.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 12; Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 8; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.  

His estimated birth year is taken from the age given in the Spanish report of Feb 1768, which varies widely from the ages given in the censuses of 1770 & 1777.  The ages vary so much, in fact, that we may be looking at 2 different people here.  

Did he marry?

François-Marie BABIN of Ascension, with whom Pierre was counted in Aug 1770, was husband of Marguerite-Hélène, daughter of Amand BREAU & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY, so Pierre was François's cousin-in-law, not a nephew.  See Robichaux, 8. 

87.  Wall of Names, 13 (pl. 2L), calls him Pierre BREAU 2, & lists him with wife Brigitte FOREST & a daughter; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2439, the LA section, calls him Pierre BREAUX, says he was born in c1740 but gives no birthplace, says he probablement was son of Alexandre [BREAUX] & Marie DUGAS of Pigiguit, that he married vraisemblablement en secondes noces Brigitte FOREST in c1770 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names nor his first wife's name, says he was living on the east bank of the Mississippi at St.-Jacques in 1777 with Jean CAISSY dit Roger, born in 1745, & lists his children, all from his second wife, as Marie-Charlotte, born in 1773, Alexandre-Joseph in 1784, & Jean in 1788, but gives no birthplaces; BRDR, 2:156, 292 (SJA-1, 55a), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre BRAUD, calls his wife Brigitte FORET, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," says nothing of a previous spouse, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Simon LEBLANC & Pierre ARCENEAU.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 11; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 154.

Why does Wall of Names list him with his wife Brigitte & a daughter as though they came to LA together?  I have removed the daughter from this listing since she was baptized at St.-Jacques in Jan 1777 & obviously had been born there.  See BRDR, 2:154 (SJA-1, 32a).  Note that in the St.-Jacques census of Jan 1777 she was 4 months old.  That gives her a birth month of Sep 1776.  Her parents had been married in Jan 1776, so there was no way she was born before the family came to LA.  

Evidently Arsenault did not find Pierre & Brigitte's marriage record, or he would not have had to guess the identity of Pierre's parents.  According to his marriage record, Pierre's parents were the Pierre BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe DUPUIS, married probably at Minas in c1737, who were exiled to MA in 1755.  They were counted by colonial officials at Nantucket in 1758.  In 1763, Pierre, père was a widower.  He died at St.-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Canada, near Montréal, in Dec 1788, age 75.  See White DGFA-1, 275.  If this was Pierre, fils's father, how, & when, did they become separated?  Pierre would have been age 15 in 1755, when his parents & siblings were deported to MA.  He evidently became separated from them in the mess at Minas & ended up on a ship to MD. 

Pierre may have come to LA with a son named Paul, born at Baltimore, MD, in c1764, but this is pure speculation based on Paul's marriage record, which calls his parents Pierre BREAUX & Marie LEBLANC, who seem to fit this Pierre.  See BRDR, 2:155 (ASC-2, 87), dated 5 Jan 1801.  The baptismal record of one of Paul's sons, François-Magloire, dated 14 Sep 1801, in BRDR, 2:146 (ASC-5, 152), calls the boy's paternal grandparents Pedro BREAUD & Margarita LEBLANC, so Paul's mother's name, & perhaps this Pierre's first wife's name, was probably Marie-Marguerite.  See also Jehn. 

I need a BREAUX family historian to help me here.  

88.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Pierre-Jean-Baptiste BREAU; BRDR, 2:155, 222, 9:98, 155 (ASC-1, 137), his marriage record, calls him Pedro BRAUD, calls his wife Margarita DARDENNE, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "Acadians res. at St. Gabriel," unless it was saying he was "res. at St. Gabriel," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Francisco MARION, Hipolite HÉBERT, & Abraham LANDRY; BRDR, 4:94 (SGA-8, 108), probably his burial record, calls him Jean Pierre BREAUX, "age 60," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.   

As the correction in BRDR shows, he & Marguerite married in 1779, not 1799. 

He was called Jean Pierre & Pierre as well as Pierre Jean.  The marriage records of daughter Marie Melasie, dated 31 Dec 1817, son Charles, dated 26 Jan 1818, daughter Marguerite, dated 1 Nov 1819, & daughter Felonise, dated 23 Jun 1823, in BRDR, 3:157, 162, 167, 4:93, & son Saloman, dated 7 May 1821, in BRDR, 4:102, call him Jean Baptiste Pierre, favored here.  The marriage record of daughter Marie Hortense, dated 11 Feb 1823, in BRDR, 4:98, calls him Jean Baptiste.  The marriage record of son Pierre, however, dated 25 Apr 1808, in BRDR, 3:169, calls him Pierre Jean Baptiste, which Wall of Names favors. 

His estimated birth year is based on the age given in the 1768 Spanish report, not his burial record, so he would have been closer to age 67, not 60, when he died. 

89.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls him Pierre [BRAUD], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 35, Family No. 65, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Paul BRAUD, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & also calls him Pierre BRAUD; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Pierre, son [Honoré PRAUD's] fils, age 5, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Pierre BRAUD, his [Honoré BRAUD's] son, age 5, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:170, 418 (SGA-14, 82), his marriage record, calls him Pierre-Paul BREAUX, calls his wife Marguerite HÉBERT, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean Charles BREAU, Paul HÉBERT, & Antoine BARNIERE; BRDR, 4:101 (SGA-8, 115), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre BRAUD, age 45 yrs., son of Honoré, but mentions no wife.  

He was the second Pierre-Paul in the family.  The first was born at Plouër, near St.-Malo, in Nov 1772 & died at nearby La Giolais in Oct 1773, probably on the eve of the family's going to Poitou to settle on a nobleman's land near Châtellerault. 

90.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Rose-Marie [BRAUD], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Rose-Marie, sa [Honoré PRAUD's] fille, age 3, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Rose-Marie BRAUD, his [Honoré BRAUD's] daughter, age 3, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 36th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:156 (SGA-8, 7, #26), her death/burial record, calls her Rosa Maria, "age 6 years," & gives her parents' names.

91.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Scholastique BREAU; BRDR, 2:156-57, 431 (ASC-1, 132), her marriage record, calls her Scholastique BRAUD, calls her husband Joseph-Ignace LANDRY, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "Acadians, res. in St.-Gabriel," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre LANDRY & Joseph BRAUD; BRDR, 2:145 (SGA-2, 5), her death/burial record, calls her Escolastica BRAUD, "spouse of Joseph LANDRY," & gives her parents' names but not her age at the time of her death.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

Interestingly, there were two Scholastique BREAUXs who married Joseph LANDRYs at St.-Gabriel--this one, whose husband was named Joseph-Ignace LANDRY, & a younger one, parents unrecorded, born in c1770, who married Joseph-Pierre LANDRY & who died at St.-Gabriel, age 30, in Feb 1802.  See BRDR, 2:157 (SGA-8, 26, #148).

92.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Simon BREAU.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436. 

De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6, lists one unnamed son, age 8, in the household of Jans Charlle BRAUX.  This probably was Jean-Charles's third son Louis, born in c1768 or c1769 at either San Luìs de Natchez or St.-Gabriel, not Simon, who, according to the age given in the Spanish report of 1768, cited above, would have been 10 or 11 in Mar 1777.  Simon appears in no more LA records after 1768, so he probably died young. 

93.  Wall of Names, 13, calls him Sylvain BREAU; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2438, the LA section, calls him Sylvain BREAUX, says he was born in 1713 at Petitcoudiac, gives his parents' names, says they were from Grand-Pré, details his marriage, calls his wife Isabelle DAROIS, gives her parents' names & the name of her first husband, gives them no children, & says he died at St. Martinville on 12 Oct 1765; White, DGFA-1, 279, calls him Sylvain BREAU, does not give his birthdate or birth place, give his parents' names, details his marriage, says he & his wife had to secure a dispensation for 3-3 affinity, says he was buried on 12 Oct 1765 at "dernier camp d'en bas"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:116 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #24; SM Ch.: v.1, p.13), his burial record, calls him Silvain BREAUX, says he was buried on 12 Oct 1765 "'au dernier camp d'en bas'" ("at the last burial location further down").  See also <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.

He was a grandson of Acadian family patriarch Vincent BREAU.  His & his wife's burial place was near present-day Loreauville, St. Martin Parish, in an area on the lower Teche later called Fausse Pointe. 

94.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls her Ursule BROD veuve LE BLANC, & lists her with a son & a granddaughter; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 115, Family No. 211, calls her Ursule BRAUD, says she was born c1721, does not give her parents' names, says her husband was born c1720, that they were married c1738 but gives no place of marriage, that he died at age 64 & was buried 6 Feb 1784 at St.-Jacques, Nantes, & details her family's participation in the Grand Ligne settlement in Poitou (her husband, her, "and family of 9 Persons"!), as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls her Ursule BROD, veuve LEBLANC, age 65, on the embarkation list, Ursule BRAUD, on the debarkation list, & Ursule BRAUD, widow LEBLANC, age 65, on the complete listing, says she was in the 26th Family aboard La Bergère with a son & a granddaughter, details her marriage but does not give the names of her or her husband's parents, says her husband died in 1784, that son Simon [LEBLANC] was born in 1761, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her family after they reached LA.  

How was she kin to the other BREAUs who came to LA?

95.  Wall of Names, 40, calls her Ursule BROD veuve PITRE; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 54, shows that on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she lost her mother, age 26, in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 20 Feb 1759, & bother Simon-Joseph, age 2, at sea, & that the other members of her family--her father & 7 siblings--survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 168-69, Family No. 201; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 664-65, Family No. 774; BRDR, 5(rev.):119 (ASM-3, 246), her death/burial record, calls her Ursule BRAUD, age 97 yrs., widow PITRE, but does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:79. 

One can only imagine what this grand lady saw in her 90+ years.  She was a teenager when Le Grand Dérangement devastated her homeland in 1755.  She endured the terrible deportation from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, in her late teens, married a fellow native of Cobeguit in France, lost him after only a few months of marriage, endured life there as a widow with a daughter to raise, alone, for over a quarter of a century, crossed the Atlantic once again in her middle-age, & lived to see grandchildren and perhaps great-grandchildren make a life for themselves in La Nouvelle-Acadie.  One wonders why she never remarried.  

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