APPENDICES

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

CROCHET

[CROW-shay]

ACADIA

Yves, son of Guillaume Crochet and Julienne Durand, was born at Megrit, Brittany, France, in September 1732.  Perhaps a soldier or a sailor, he settled at Louisbourg, the French fortress on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in the 1750s.  In February 1758, he married Pélagie Benoit, probably an Acadian, at Louisbourg.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Pélagie Benoit and her five Crochet children--Jean-Guillaume, now age 25, Françoise-Pélagie, age 21, Marguerite-Pérrine, age 19, Yves-Jean, age 18, and Julien, age 15--sailed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in early November 1785.  Two weeks after they reached the city, in late November 1785, Françoise-Pélagie and Marguerite-Perrine married fellow passengers Tourchet dit Leonard De La Garde of Surget, France, and Joseph-Agustin Adam of La Rochelle, France.  In mid-December, Jean-Guillaume married a fellow passenger at New Orleans.  After a period of recuperation from the long voyage, Pélagie and her expanded family followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche:

Pélagie did not remarry.  She lived long enough to witness the birth of grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.  She died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1824, age 83.  

Françoise-Pélagie and husband Léonard De La Garde lived for a time in New Orleans and then joined her family on the upper bayou.  By January 1791, she had become a widow with three young sons.  She remarried to Philippe Bruze of Genoa, Italy, at Lafourche in June 1792 and had more children by him.  They settled in what became Lafourche Interior Parish, where she died in February 1836, age 72. 

Marguerite-Perrine died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1830.  She was 64 years old. 

Descendants of Jean-Guillaume CROCHET (1760-c1820)

Jean-Guillaume, eldest son of Yves Crochet and Pélagie Benoit, born at Quesny, France, in September 1760, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He married Marie-Marthe, daughter of Joseph Boudrot, at New Orleans in December 1785, soon after reaching the colony.  Marie-Marthe was a native of St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, and also had crossed on L'Amitié.  They followed his widowed mother to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Guillaume died before July 1821 probably in Assumption Parish, when he would have been in his early 60s.  Compared to his younger brothers, Jean-Guillaume's family was a small one--he had only one son, and only one of his two grandsons survived childhood, but that grandson married and had several sons of his own, perpetuating this line of the family.  Jean-Guillaume's son and grandson remained in Assumption Parish until after the War Between the States, when the grandson moved to the Bayou Teche valley around New Iberia.  By the early 1890s, two of Jean-Guillaume's great-grandsons had moved out into the open prairies of eastern Calcasieu, now Jefferson Davis, Parish.  

Joseph-Emérant, called Emérant, born probably at Assumption in c1800, married Eugènie Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Marin Gautreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1821; the priest who recorded the marriage noted that the groom's father was deceased at the time of the marriage. Their daughter married into the Mire family.  Emérant remarried to Adèle Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Martin Thibodeaux, at the Plattenville church in May 1827; the priest who recorded this second marriage wrote that both of the groom's parents were dead.  Their son Magloire Sivilien was born in Assumption Parish in October 1827, and Désiré Treville, called Treville, in May 1838 but died at age 6 in September 1843.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal, Dupas, Gautreaux, and Mazerolle families.  Emérant died in Assumption Parish in April 1845; he was only 45 years old.  

Magloire, by his father's second wife, married Honorine, daughter of Valery Cedotal, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1851; Honorine's mother was a Dugas; Magloire's sister Pamela married Honorine's brother Augustin.  Magloire and Honorine's son Emérant le jeune was born in Assumption Parish in April 1852, Émile Homer in May 1854, Joseph Camille in March 1856, Joachim near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, Assumption Parish, in January 1861, Augustin Joseph near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in March 1868, and Odressi Joseph near Lydia, Iberia Parish, in September 1870.  As the birth records of his younger sons reveals, after the War Between the States, Magloire moved his family from Assumption Parish to the Bayou Teche valley, where some of his cousins had settled.  

Émile married fellow Acadian Domitille Broussard probably at Lydia, Iberia Parish, in the mid-1870s.  They moved to the Calcasieu prairies.  

Augustin, called Adrecy by the priest who recorded his wedding, married Merilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Camille Landry, at the Jennings church, then in Calcasieu but now in Jefferson Davis Parish, in September 1892.  By the early 1900s, he and brother Émile had established a branch of the family along Bayou Nezpique north of Jennings (the author's hometown).  

Descendants of Yves-Jean CROCHET (1767-c1812)

Yves-Jean, second son of Yves Crochet and Pélagie Benoit, born at Quesny, France, in December 1767, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Yves-Jean married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Dugas, at Lafourche in the early 1790s.  Anne had come to Louisiana from France aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships.  Their daughter married into the Templet family.  Yves-Jean died in Assumption Parish in the early 1810s, in his mid-40s.  His two married sons remained in Assumption Parish.  One grandson moved to West Baton Rouge Parish in 1830s, where he started a small branch of the family on the river, but it did not survive.  Another grandson moved down bayou to Terrebonne Parish in the 1840s.  After 1865, a few of his descendants moved down into Terrebonne Parish and others to the lower Bayou Teche valley, but most of his descendants remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.

1

Oldest son François-Marie, born at Assumption in January 1796, married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1817.  Their son Séverin François was born in Assumption Parish in June 1821, François Arsène, called Arsène, in August 1823, Louis in January 1828 but died less than a day old, Joseph was born in February 1829, Vileor Lucien, sometimes called William, in January 1834, and Docilis Sylvain, called Sylvain, in June 1842.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Hébert, Landry, Leze, and Trahan families.  François died in Assumption Parish in July 1844; the Paincourtville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that François died at "age 59 years"; François Marie was only 48, but who else would it have been?  

1a

Séverin married cousin Euphrosine, daughter of French Creole Romain Freoux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1842; Euphrosine's mother was a Dugas.  Their son Séraphin Arsène was born in Assumption Parish in December 1842, Joseph Romain in March 1847, Joseph in October 1849, Pierre Aurelien in July 1851, Paul Oleus near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in February 1859, and Justilien Séverin in September 1862.  Their daughter married into the Ducasse or Ducas, Hopwood, and Tureyra families.  In late July 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted a single slave--a 55-year-old black male--on Séverin Crochet's farm near Pierre Part in the parish's 14th Ward (Bayou Louis).  Severin died in Assumption Parish in November 1863; the Paincourtville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Séverin died at "age 44 years," but he was only 42.  His oldest son moved to the lower Bayou Teche valley after the War Between the States. 

Séraphin married cousin Zelanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Leufroi Guidry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1863; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Séraphin moved to St. Martin Parish after the War Between the States and remarried to Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Hébert, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  They settled near Loreauville.  Their son Paul was born in November 1870, and Octave in March 1872. 

1b

Arsène married Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuis, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1849, and remarried to Eurasie, daughter of François Aucoin, at the Paincourtville church in April 1853.  Their son Joseph François, a twin, was born in Assumption Parish in January 1855, Pierre Jean Baptiste in September 1856, François Pierre near Pierre Part in December 1858, and Paul in March 1864 but died at age 4 months the following June.  Arsène died near Pierre Part in March 1865; he was only 41 years old.  

1c

Joseph married Aureline or Ameline, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Aucoin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1850.  Their son François Justinien or Justilien, called Justilien, was born in Assumption Parish in November 1852, Joseph Enoch, called Enoch and Eno, in May 1856, and Joseph Sarazin or Victorin, called Victorin and sometimes Gustave, near Pierre Part in March 1859.  Their daughter married a Crochet cousin.  After the War Between the States, Joseph moved his family to the Bayou Teche valley.  By the 1870s, they were living near Loreauville, Iberia Parish.  

Justilien married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hilairon Landry, at the Loreauville church, Iberia Parish, in January 1876.  

Victorin married fellow Acadian Odèide Broussard at the Loreauville church, Iberia Parish, in December 1876.  

Enoch married fellow Acadian Émelie or Camille Landry probably at Loreauville, Iberia Parish, in the late 1870s.  

1d

Vileor married Clarisse, another daughter of Romain Freoux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1854.  Their son Nicolas Séverin was born near Pierre Part in November 1859, and Pierre in January 1862.  Vileor also moved his family to St. Martin Parish after the War Between the States.  

1e

Sylvain died near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, in January 1865.  He was only 23 years old and did not marry.  

2

Amand-Bernard, sometimes called Emerant, baptized at Assumption in September 1796, married Marie Hortense, called Hortense, daughter of French Creole François Freoux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1813; Marie Hortense's mother was a Gautreaux.  Their son Francois Eugène or Hermogène, called Hermogène, was born in Assumption Parish in April 1816, Symphorien Tresime or Trasimond, called Trasimond, in October 1817, Romain Arsène, called Arsène and also Désiré, in January 1819, Narcisse Evremont in October 1820 but died a few days later, Telesphore Valéry was born in January 1823, Onésime Denis, called Denis and Adonis, in November 1824, Joseph Carville in March 1826 but died at age 2 years, 2 months in May 1828, Clermont Marcillien, called Marcillien, was born in February 1828 but died at age 14 1/2 in November 1842, and François Florentin, called Florentin, was born in March 1830.   Their daughters married into the Blanchard and Simoneaux families.  

2a

Hermogène married fellow Acadian Marie Carmelite Daigre, widow of Hippolyte Le Tullier of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1836 and settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish.  

2b

Telesphore Valéry married fellow Acadian Céleste Boudreaux at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1843.  Their son Louis Daunis, called Daunis, was born in either Terrebonne or Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1848.  Their daughter married into the Baudoin family.  

Louis Daunis married Eveline, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyrus Hébert, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1868.  Their son Joseph W. was born near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1870.  

2c

Arsène married Bathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Baptiste Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1845.  Their son Jean Baptiste Jérôme, called John, was born in Assumption Parish in January 1848, Joseph Osémé Blanchard in March 1850, and Romain Arsène, fils near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, in January 1859.  Their daughters married Landry cousins.  After the War of 1861-65, Arsène crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Bayou Teche valley and settled among his kinsmen near Loreauville, Iberia Parish.  

Jean Baptiste Jérôme married Camilla, daughter of fellow Acadian Désiré A. LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1867.  Their son Pierre Léon was born near Paincourtville in June 1870. 

After 1865, Romain followed his father and some of his kinsmen to the Bayou Teche valley, where he married cousin Zelanie, daughter of Joseph Crochet, at the Loreauville church, Iberia Parish, in January 1881.  

2d

Onésime Denis married Clementine or Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Aucoin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Joseph Valéry was born in Assumption Parish in February 1847, Nicephore in April 1849, Jean Baptiste Alexi, called Alexi, in Jan 1852 but died at age 3 months the following April, Léonard was born in October 1853, and Drosin Jean Baptiste in January 1857 but died at age 7 in February 1864.  

Joseph Valéry married Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvanie Templet, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in August 1869. 

2e

Trasimond married fellow Acadian Eléonore Dupuis probably in Assumption Parish in the early 1840s, and remarried to Rose Aimée, daughter of fellow Acadian Zéphirin Melançon, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1848.  

2f

Florentin married Amaselie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Comeaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1853.  Their son Joseph Meridier was born in Assumption Parish in January 1858.  

3

Magloire, baptized at Assumption in December 1797, died in Assumption Parish in August 1834.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Magloire was 31 years old when he died, but he was at least 36.  Evidently he never married.  

4

Youngest son Jean-Baptiste, born at Assumption in October 1799, married Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1817; the priest who recorded the marriage noted that the groom's father was deceased.  Their daughter married into the Simoneaux family.  Jean Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in November 1822; he was only 23 years old.  He fathered no sons, so his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  

Descendants of Julien CROCHET (1770-c1820)

Julien, youngest son of Yves Crochet and Pélagie Benoit, born at Quesny, France, in March 1770, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and siblings aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Julien married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Nicolas Belanger of False River, Pointe-Coupée, at Baton Rouge in 1798 but settled on the upper bayou with his older brothers.  Their daughters married into the Bonvillain, Comeaux, and Gauthier families.  Julien died in either Lafourche Interior or Terrebonne Parish in c1820, in his late 40s or early 50s.  During the antebellum period, his sons and grandsons moved down bayou into Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  After the War Between the States, one grandson moved to the Brashear City, now Morgan City/Berwick area, on the lower Atchafalaya, but most of Julien's descendants remained in Terrebonne Parish.  

1

Oldest son Nicolas Léandre, called Léandre, born at Baton Rouge in December 1800, married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Bergeron, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1822; the parish clerk who recorded the marriage noted that the groom's father was deceased.  They remained in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Julien Romain le jeune was born iin June 1823, Jules Léandre in August 1826, Hippolyte Nicolas in January 1835, Jean Charles in May 1837, and Thomas Robert or Albert, called Albert, in Terrebonne Parish in October 1849.  They also had sons named Henri and Théophile, born probably in the 1840s.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Chiasson, Mazeirac, Neal, Robertson, and Robichaux families.  In 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted a single slave--a 12-year-old female mulatto--on Léandre Crochet's farm in the parish's Ward 8. 

1a

Jules Léandre married Louisiane Elisa, sometimes called Elisa, daughter of Anglo-American Aaron King, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1856; Louisiane Elisa's mother, also, was a Bergeron.  Their son Jean Baptiste had been born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1854.  Jules remarried to Clémence, daughter of French Creole Francois Lecompte and widow of E. Belanger, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1867.  

1b

Julien le jeune married a young widow, Rebecca, daughter of Anglo-American Abel Cooper, also called Burket, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1856.  Their son Auguste was born near Montegut the following October, and Désiré Léandre in August 1862.  

1c

Henri married Augustine or Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Robichaux, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1859, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1865.  Their son Adam Justilien was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1859, Alexandre Alfred in April 1861, and Omer Franklin Clémile in November 1870.  

1d

Albert married Marie, another daughter of Auguste Robichaux, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1867.  Their son Joseph Adam was born near Montegut in October 1868.  

1e

Théophile married Rosina, daughter of Anaclet Labit, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1869.  Their son Joseph Numa was born near Montegut in October 1870. 

2

Eléonore or Léonore, born probably in the late 1800s or early 1810s, married Élise, daughter of Laurent Pichoff, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1828; Élise's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Jules was born in either Terrebonne or Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1829, Amédée Franklin, called Franklin, in March 1834, Édouard Joseph in February 1838, and Clet Émile in Terrebonne Parish in March 1852.  Their daughters married into the Arcement, Babin, Bergeron, and Boudreaux families.  

2a

Franklin married Madeleine Lorenza, daughter of fellow Acadian François Babin, probably in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in the 1850s, and sanctified their marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1862.  Their son Franklin Édouard was born in Terrebonne Parish in May 1858, and Jules Amédée in June 1861.  

2b

Édouard, or Edward, married Eveline, daughter of Adelin Bergeron, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1854, and sanctified their marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Joseph Aristide was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1866.  During the War of 1861-65, Edward served in Company H of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

3

Julien Romain, born in Assumption Parish in August 1815, died in September 1829.  He was only 14 years old.

4

Paulin, also called Magloire, born probably in Assumption Parish in the late 1810s, married French Creole Clementine, also called Thérèse, Bonvillain probably in Terrebonne Parish in the mid- or late 1830s.  Their son Hubert Prosper, called Prosper, was born in either Terrebonne or Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1842, and Joseph Henry in August 1844.  Their daughters married into the Labit and Legrand families.  Paulin died in Terrebonne Parish in May 1847, probably in his late 30s.  According to his succession record, filed at the Houma courthouse in October 1849, Paulin also had a son named Paulin, fils.  

4a

During the War of 1861-65, Prosper served in Company K of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Prosper married Susanne, daughter of Jacques Labit, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1865; Susanne's mother was a Roger.  

4b

Joseph Henry married Marie, daughter of Narcisse Marcel, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1869.  Their son Joseph Norbert was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1868.  

5

Youngest son Henri or Henry, born probably in the late 1810s, married Marie Thérèse, also called Myrthe, daughter of Anglo-American William C. Watkins, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1839.  Their son Henry Désiré was born in either Terrebonne or Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1840, and Pierre Adam, called Adam, in Terrebonne Parish in August 1848.  Henry died in Terrebonne Parish in December 1850, probably in his early 30s.  

Adam married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Guidry, at the Brashear, now Morgan, City church, St. Mary Parish, in June 1870.  By the early 1870s, Adam had moved his family to Berwick, across the Atchafalaya River from Brashear.  Adam remarried to Gracieuse Pennison at the Morgan City church in May 1880, and remarried again--his third marriage--to Mary, daughter of Jean La Cossette, at the Morgan City church in December 1888; Mary's mother was a Gautreaux.   

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, one of the Lafourche valley Crochets moved to a river settlement in the 1830s, but the line did not survive there:

Descendants of François Hermogène CROCHET (1816-?)

François Hermogène, called Hermogène, eldest son of Amand Bernard Crochet and Marie Hortense Freoux, born in Assumption Parish in April 1816, married Marie Carmelite Daigle, widow of Hippolyte Le Tullier, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1836.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish, where they established a small branch of the family along the river.  Except for its blood, however, this line of the family probably did not survive.

1

Older son Prudent, born in West Baton Rouge Parish in March 1839, married Adolphine, daughter of Adolphe Dupuy, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1861.  During the War of 1861-65, Prudent enlisted in the West Baton Rouge Tirailleurs at Camp Moore in Tangipahoa Parish in May 1861.  The Tirailleurs became Company H of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama.  Prudent must have secured leave from his unit at least twice--two daughters were born to him during the war--Olymphe in c1862, and Ouida in 1864--but he never saw his second daughter.  During the Atlanta Campaign, Prudent fell mortally wounded at Ezra Church on 28 July 1864.  His comrades were forced to leave him on the field.  He either died on the field or in a Federal hospital and was buried by the enemy; he was only 25 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, died with him on that distant battlefield.  

2

Younger son Félix Cleopha Isidore, born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1841, may have died young.  

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Brothers from Toulouse, France, who native Louisiaians would called Foreign French, were the progenitors of a western branch of the family that, except through marriage, had no ties to greater Acadia.  They settled on the western prairies, and some of them married Acadians:  

Descendants of Jean-Bertrand CROUCHETTE (?-?)

Jean-Bertrand Crouchette married Marie Dessins probably at Toulouse, France, and lived in the Haute-Garonne Department.  Three, maybe four, Crouchettes, perhaps all of them Jean-Bertrand's sons, emigrated to Louisiana during the antebellum period and settled on the western prairies near their Acadian namesakes: 

1

Jean married Marie Walker and settled in Lafayette Parish by the early 1850s.  Their son Jean Bertrand le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1863, William near New Iberia, then in St. Martin, now in Iberia Parish, in September 1865, and Michel in Lafayette Parish in November 1867. 

Jean Bertrand married Bertha, daughter of Taylor Lagarde, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1892; Bertha's mother was a Naquin.  

2

Michel, born in the Haute-Garonne Department, France, in c1827, married Augustine, daughter of Anglo-American George William Addison, at the Vermilionville church in April 1856; Augustine's mother was a Richard.  Their son Jean Bertrand le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1858 but died at age 5 in September 1862, Ernest was born in November 1860, Philibert in June 1863, and Paul in October 1865.  Michel died in Lafayette Parish in October 1874; he was only 47 years old. 

2a

Ernest married Philomène, daughter of Jacques Coussan or Comeaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1881. 

2b

Philibert married Stella, daughter of Acadian Cyprien Guidry, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1886.  By the late 1880s, Philibert and Stella were living near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish.  

3

Jacques married Euphrasie, daughter of Acadian Simon Eugène Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1858.  Their son Henri was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1862, and François in July 1864 but died at age 18 months in January 1866. 

Henri married Marie Cécile, called Cécile, daughter of Joseph Micaud, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1881.  

4

François married Marie Louise, called Louise, Argelies, in the late 1860s or early 1870s.  They had a son named Auguste.  François died near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in September 1889; the priest who recorded his burial did not give François's parents, but he did say that François was born in France, so perhaps he was a brother of the other French-born Crochette/Crochets. 

Auguste married Lucille Marie, daughter of Armas Gillard, at the Rayne church, Acadia Parish, in April 1890.  

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Jean Prosper Crouchette, probably an Afro Creole and no kin to the brothers from France or the Acadian Crochets from east of the Atchafalaya, married Émilie Senegal probably in Lafayette Parish before August 1884, when their son Rosémond was born near Carencro.  They had other sons:  Peter Trasimond was born near Carencro in November 1887, Pierre Toussaint was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1890, and Joseph Willie was born near Carencro in October 1892.  

CONCLUSION

Yves Crochet of Megrit, France, lived briefly in greater Acadia, at Louisbourg, on today's Cape Breton Island, where he married 17-year-old Pélagie Benoit, probably an Acadian girl.  In the year of their marriage--1758--the couple were deported to France.  There, Yves fathered at least nine children before dying in 1773, in his early 40s.  He was buried in the town of his birth.  A dozen years later, his widow, who never remarried, took five of their children, including three sons, to Louisiana aboard one of the Seven Ships of 1785 and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  In the early antebellum period, Yves Crochet's sons and their descendants spread up and down the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, from Pierre Part north of Lake Verret in northern Assumption Parish to Montegut in lower Terrebonne Parish.  A small branch of the family also settled on the river in West Baton Rouge Parish but soon died out. 

In 1860, only two Crochets--one in Assumption, the other in Terrebonne--owned a single slave apiece, so the Crochets participated only peripherally in the South's antebellum plantation economy.  

Meanwhile, an extended family of non-Acadians with a similar name established a western branch of the family.  By the 1850s, the Crouchette brothers of Toulouse, France, settled in Lafayette Parish, at the northern edge of the old Attakapas District, and married local girls, including some Acadians.  They owned no slaves.  

Crochets lived in a part of Louisiana hit hard by the War of 1861-65.  Successive Federal incursions devastated the Lafourche and Terrebonne valleys.  At least one member of the family, Prudent Crochet of West Baton Rouge Parish, died in Confederate service.  He was mortally wounded in action during the Atlanta, Georgia, campaign in the summer of 1864; he had only daughters, and his younger brother did not survive childhood, so Prudent's line of the family died with him on that distant battlefield.  A handful of his Terrebonne Parish cousins also served Louisiana in uniform, and all of them survived the conflict.  None of the Crouchettes of Lafayette Parish served in uniform.  Perhaps their status as recent French immigrants exempted them from Confederate service.  They were not exempt from the ravages of the Northern war machine, however.  Federal armies invaded the Teche-Vermilion valleys three times during 1863-64 and devastated that part of the Bayou State where the French-born brothers lived.  

After the war, at least five families of Acadian Crochets moved from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley to lower Bayou Teche and then out to the prairies of St. Landry Parish, creating a western branch of the Acadian family.  In the late 1800s, the Foreign-French Crouchettes on the western prairies were spelling their surname Crochet, complicating the family's genealogical picture west of the Atchafalaya Basin. 

Today, dozens of Crochet families, most of them descendants of Yves Crochet, can still be found in the towns and cities of southeast Louisiana.  Despite its late start, members of the western branch of the family became as numerous as their eastern cousins.  Western Crochets, most of them Acadians, can be found today across the southwest prairies as far as east Texas.  They are especially numerous in Jefferson Davis and Acadia parishes, near the city of Jennings.  

The family's name also is spelled Chrochet, Crochait, Crochaix, Croche, Crochiet, Croge, Crouchet.  

Sources:  1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Assumption & Terrebonne parishes; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:121; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-65; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, CD; NOAR, vol. 4; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 27-28; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 222-23, 824.

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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
Françoise-Pélagie CROCHET 01 Nov 1785 Asp, NO?, Lf born & baptized 20 May 1764, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Yves CROCHET & Pélagie BENOIT; sister of Jean-Guillaume, Julien, Marguerite-Perrine, & Yves-Jean; at Megrit, France, 1765-67; at St.-Servan 1767-68; at Megrit 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 22[sic]; married, age 21, (1)Tourchet dit Léonard, son of Gartau DE LA GARDE & Françoise CHARPATAN of Surget, France, 24 Nov 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 23, with husband Leonore LAGARDE age 27 & son Lagarde [LAGARDE] age 1, next to her widowed mother; in  census, 1791, left bank, called Francoise CROCHET Widow LAGARDE, age 26, with sons Ives Surge [LAGARDE] age 4, Jean [LAGARDE] age 2, & Joseph [LAGARDE] age 1, 6 arpents, 10 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 0 horses, 8 swine; married, age 28, (2)Philippe, son of Jean BRUZE & Marie _____ of Genoa, Italy, 19 Jun 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Feb 1836, age 73
Jean-Guillaume CROCHET 02 Nov 1785 Asp born 9 Sep 1760, Quesny, baptized same day, Megrit, France; son of Yves CROCHET & Pélagie BENOIT; brother of Françoise-Pélagie, Julien, Marguerite-Perrine, & Yves-Jean; at Megrit, France, 1760-61; at St.-Servan, France, 1762-64; at Megrit 1765-67; at St.-Servan 1767-68; at Megrit 1769-72; sailor; at Poitou, France, 1773-75?; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 24[sic]; married, age 24, Marie-Marthe, daughter of Joseph BOUDREAUX & Marguerite RICHARD, 14 Dec 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jean, age 24, with wife Marie age 21, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean, age 25[sic], with wife Marie age 23, & no children; died probably Assumption Parish c1820, age 60
Julien CROCHET 04 Nov 1785 Asp, BR, Lf born 4 Mar 1770, Quesny, baptized 5 Mar 1770, Megrit, France; son of Yves CROCHET & Pélagie BENOIT; brother of Françoise-Pélagie, Jean-Guillaume, Marguerite-Perrine, & Yves-Jean; at Megrit 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 12[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 17, with widowed mother & brother Yves; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 20, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Julian, age 24, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 25[sic], with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Julian, age 25[sic], with widowed mother & "single" [probably engagé] Mathurin AUCOIN, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Joseph ADAM; married, age 28, Marguerite, daughter of Nicolas BÉLANGER & Marguerite LEJEUNE of False River, Pointe Coupée, 8 May 1798, Baton Rouge; settled Baton Rouge District then returned to Lafourche valley; died probably Terrebonne Parish c1820, age 50
Marguerite-Perrine CROCHET 05 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born 23 May 1766, Quesny, France, baptized same day, Megrit, France; daughter of Yves CROCHET & Pélagie BENOIT; sister of Françoise-Pélagie, Jean-Guillaume, Julien, & Yves-Jean; at Megrit 1766-67; at St.-Servan, France, 1767-68; at Megrit 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775?; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 19; married, age 19, Joseph-Agustin, son of Joseph-Nicolas ADAM & Marie-Anne BLANCHARD of La Rochelle, France, 24 Nov 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Margueritte, age 21, with husband Joseph ADAM age 26, & no children, next to her widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe, age 24, with husband Joseph ADAM age 30, son Andre [ADAM] age 3, & daughter Marie [ADAM] age 2, 6 arpents, 100 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 0 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 27[sic], with husband Josef ADAN age 36, sons Andres [ADAN] age 8, Marcelino [ADAN] age 3, Alexandro [ADAN] age 1, daughters Maria [ADAN] age 6, & Julia [ADAN] age 4, next to widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 28[sic], with husband Joseph ADAM age 37, sons Andres [ADAM] age 9, & Marcelin [ADAM] age 4, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 32, with husband Joseph ADAM age 45, sons Andre [ADAM] age 11, Marcelin [ADAM] age 6, Alexandre [ADAM] age 3, Jacques [ADAM] age 1, daughters Marie [ADAM] age 8, & Julie [ADAM] age 7, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 26 Nov 1830, age 64
Yves-Jean CROCHET 03 Nov 1785 Asp born 3 Dec 1767, Quesny, baptized same day, Megrit, France; son of Yves CROCHET & Pélagie BENOIT; brother of Françoise-Pélagie, Jean-Guillaume, Julien, & Marguerite-Perrine; at St.-Servan, France, 1768; at Megrit 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 16[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Yves, age 19, with widowed mother & brother Julien; married, age 22, Anne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS & his third wife Anne BOURG, c1790, probably Lafourche; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Ives, age 22[sic], with wife Anne age 26, mother-in-law Anne BOURG age 68, no children, 6 arpents, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ivon, age 27, with wife Ana age 31, daughters Maria age 4, Amada age 2, Francisca Maria age 1, & [mother-in-law] Ana DUGAT age 63; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Ivon, age 28, with wife Ana age 32, son François age 3, daughters Marie age 5, & Amada age 4, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Yvons, age 30, with wife Anne age 34, son François age 2, daughters Marie age 6, Marthe age 4, & [mother-in-law] Anne BOURG, Widow, age 75, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves

NOTES

01.   Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Françoise [CROCHET], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 222-23, Family No. 276, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Françoise-Pélagie CROCHET, gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Grégoire BENOIST (her maternal uncle) & Françoise MICHEL, & that her family resided at Megrit from 1759-61, St.-Servan from 1762-64, Megrit from 1765-67, St.-Servan from 1767-68, & Megrit from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 27-28, Family No. 57, calls her Françoise CROCHET, gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls her Françoise, sa [Pélagie BENOIT, veuve d'Yves CROCHET's] fille, age 22, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Françoise CROCHET, his [Yves CROCHET's] daughter, age 22, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 19th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-63, under Lista parcial de vientitres casamientos acadianos arregalados par Navarro, 20 novembre 1785 [Partial List of 23 marriages Navarro arranged on 20 November 1785], A. Marriages celebrated on 20 November 1785, calls her Francisca CROCHET, sister of Agustin DOUAN/Françoise CROCHET, sister of Augustin DUHON[sic], calls her husband Tourchet DE LA GARDE alias Léonar/Léonard [Tourchet] DE LA GARDE, &, calling her Francisca CROCHET of St.-Malo, details her marriage, calls her husband Leonardo DE LA GARDE of Surget, France, & gives her & his parents' names; NOAR, 4:69, 81 (SLC, M5, 43), the record of her first marriage, calls her Francisca CROCHET, native of St.-Malo, calls her husband Leonardo DE LA GARDE, says he was native of Surget in the Kingdom of France, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ; BRDR, 2:166, 207 (ASC-2, 48), the record of her second marriage, calls her Francesca CROCHET, calls her husband Philippe BRUZE of Genova[sic], gives her parents' names & calls her father Juan, but does not give his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Ambroise DUGAS, Joseph NAQUIN, & Louis OCOIN; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:162 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #725), her death/burial record, calls her Françoise CROCHET m. Philippe BRUGE, but does not gives her parents' names, & says she died "at age 73 yrs."  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46, 179.

Note that she married on the same day & at the same place as her younger sister Marguerite.  The notation in Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-63, makes no sense:  How was she the sister of Augustin DUHON?  They did not share a parent, either by birth or by marriage, nor was he her brother-in-law.  

Two of her children by her first husband, twin sons, were baptized at New Orleans.  See their birth/baptismal records, dated 2 Aug 1788, in NOAR, 4:81 (SLC, B11, 50).  Does this mean that, despite the Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791, the family also resided in New Orleans?  Was her first husband a businessman?  

Her second husband's parents' names are from 2 of her children's birth/baptismal records, dated 24 Jun 1793 & 11 Apr 1795, in NOAR, 5:50-51 (SLC, B11, 267; SLC, B11, 361).  One of the baptismal records states that Philippe & Francoise were living in Lafourche in Mar 1793.  Philippe's surname also is spelled BRUSE, BRUSARD.  

02.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls him Jean-Guillaume [CROCHET], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 222-23, Family No. 276, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Guillaume CROCHET, gives his parents' names, says he was the godson of Jean-Noël VERGURET & Jeanne, daughter of Francois CROCHET, & that his family resided at Megrit from 1759-61, St.-Servan from 1762-64, Megrit from 1765-67, St.-Servan from 1767-68, & Megrit from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 27-28, Family No. 57, gives his parents' names, details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, but does not include him in the convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes with the rest of his family in Dec 1775; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls him Jean, son [Pélagie BENOIT, veuve d'Yves CROCHET's] fils, marin, age 24, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean CROCHET, his [Yves CROCHET's] son, sailor, age 24, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 19th Family aboard L'Amitié with his mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64-65, under Lista parcial de vientitres casamientos acadianos arregalados par Navarro, 20 novembre 1785 [Partial List of 23 marriages Navarro arranged on 20 November 1785], F. Marriages celebrated 14 December1785, calls him Juan CROCHET/Jean CROCHET, says he was in the 19th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi[sic], calls his wife Maria Martha BOUDREAU/Marie-Marthe BOUDREAUX (daughter of Joseph [BOUDREAUX & Marguerite RICHARD), & says she was in the 19th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi[sic].  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 47, 179.

He may not have been a part of the Acadian settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s because he was a young sailor by then.  

His wife also crossed to LA aboard L'Amitié, not Le St.-Rémi.  Why is their marriage not in NOAR, vol. 4, with his sisters' marriages?

03.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls him Yves [CROCHET], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 222-23, Family No. 276, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Yves-Jean CROCHET, gives his parents' names, says he was godson of Jean CROCHET & Jeanne DAULY, & that his family resided at Megrit from 1759-61, St.-Servan from 1762-64, Megrit from 1765-67, St.-Servan from 1767-68, & Megrit from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 27-28, Family No. 57, calls him Yves [CROCHET], gives his parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls him Yves, son [Pélagie BENOIT, veuve d'Yves CROCHET's] fils, marin, age 16, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Yves CROCHET, his [Yves CROCHET's] son, sailor, age 16, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 19th Family aboard L'Amitié with his mother & 4 siblings.  

04.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls him Julien [CROCHET], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 222-23, Family No. 276, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Julien CROCHET, gives his parents' names, says he was godson of Julien CROCHET & Marguerite RAUX, & that his family resided at Megrit from 1759-61, St.-Servan from 1762-64, Megrit from 1765-67, St.-Servan from 1767-68, & Megrit from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 27-28, Family No. 57, calls him Julien [CROCHET], gives his parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls him Julien, son [Pélagie BENOIT, veuve d'Yves CROCHET's] fils, age 12, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Julien CROCHET, his [Yves CROCHET's] son, age 12, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 19th Family aboard L'Amitié with his mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 2:69, 208 (SJO-3, 20), his marriage record, calls him Jualiano CROCHE, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were from St.-Malo & his wife's parents were from False River, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Daniel BENOIT (his maternal uncle) & Francisco LEGENDRE (his uncle's brother-in-law).  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46, 53, 179.

His estimated birth year is taken not from the age given on the passenger list of L'Amitié but from the ages found in the Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791 & the Lafourche valley census of 1795. 

How did a boy from the upper Lafourche valley hook up with a girl from the Baton Rouge area?  The witnesses to his marriage give a clue.  Daniel BENOIT was his mother's younger brother who had settled at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.  Julien may have met Marguerite of Pointe-Coupée on an extended visit to his uncle's home along the river.  Julien may even have lived with his uncle for a time, as an engagé, though he was with his widowed mother on Bayou Lafourche the Jan before his wedding.  Their first child, daughter Marie-Marguerite, was born in May 1799 & baptized at the Assumption church.  See BRDR, 2:208 (ASM-1, 151), dated 15 Jan 1800.  However, their son Nicolas-Leandre, called Leandre, born in Dec 1800, was baptized at Baton Rouge.  See BRDR, 2:208 (SJO-1, 147 & 148), dated 18 Jul 1801.  But the birth/baptismal & marriage records of subsequent children are all found in the Lafourche valley.  See BRDR, 3:229; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:162-63.

The death/burial record for Julien CROCHET, dated 24 Sep 1829, cannot be that of Julien, son of Yves.  See Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:162 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 49), which does not gives this Julien's parents' names or mention a wife.  The marriage records of Nicholas Leandre, Marie Marguerite, & Leonor, children of Julien CROCHET, son of Yves, dated 7 Oct 1822, 14 Jan 1823, & 5 Jul 1828, respectively, are clear that their father was deceased at the time of their marriages.  See Hébert, D., South LA Records, 162-63 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Mar. Bk.1, #40; Houma Ct.Hse.: Mar. Bk.1, #54; Houma Ct.Hse.: Mar. Bk.1, #144).  So Julien, son of Yves, probably died c1820, in his late 40s or early 50s.  The Julien CROCHET who died in Sep 1829 was likely his 14-year-old son Julien Romain, born at Assumption in Aug 1815.  See BRDR, 3:229 (ASM-8, 32), dated 17 Jun 1816.  

05.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Margueritte [CROCHET], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 222-23, Family No. 276, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Perinne CROCHET, gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Pierre CERTAIN & Marguerite BENOIST (her maternal aunt), & that her family resided at Megrit from 1759-61, St.-Servan from 1762-64, Megrit from 1765-67, St.-Servan from 1767-68, & Megrit from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 27-28, Family No. 57, gives her parents' names, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, but does not include her in the convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes with the rest of her family in Dec 1775; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls her Margueritte, sa [Pélagie BENOIT, veuve d'Yves CROCHET's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite CROCHET, his [Yves CROCHET's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 19th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-63, under Lista parcial de vientitres casamientos acadianos arregalados par Navarro, 20 novembre 1785 [Partial List of 23 marriages Navarro arranged on 20 November 1785], A. Marriages celebrated on 20 November 1785, calls her Marguerite ____ & Marguerite [CROCHET], says she was in the 19th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi[sic], calls her husband Joseph ADAMS, immigrant, &, calling her Margarita CROCHET of St.-Malo, details her marriage, calls her husband Josef ADANA of La Rochelle, & gives her & his parents' names; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:163 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 60), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite CROCHET, does not gives her parents' names or mention a husband, & says she was 64 years old when she died.  

Why was she not listed in the convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes in Dec 1775?  Where was she?  She would have been only 9 years old then.  

Her husband also crossed from France to LA aboard L'Amitié.  Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 84-85, calls him Josef ADAM/Joseph ADAM, says he was among the "Names with no reference on the Embarkation list [of L'Amitié]," & that the Spanish gave him 1 each axe, shovel, & hatchet, & 2 hoes after he reached LA.  Wall of Names, 42 (pl. 11L), calls him Josef ADAM, & lists him among the immigrés who crossed on L'Amitié, so he may have been a stowaway or a member of the crew (family members say he was a boatswain's mate aboard the vessel & say his full name was Joseph-Agustin).  The ADAMs of South LA, then, are French Creoles, not Acadians.  Joseph ADAM's mother, Marie BLANCHARD, may have been an Acadian exile in France who married a Frenchman at La Rochelle, but Joseph went to LA probably because he fell in love with an Acadian girl at Nantes, or, if he was a crewmember, he fell in love with her on the voyage over. 

Note that Marguerite-Perrine married on the same day & at the same place as her older sister Françoise, who also seems to have married a French stowaway.  

According to Arsenault & White, members of the ADAM family lived in greater Acadia before Le Grand Dérangement.  However, Joseph probably was not a descendant.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 1785, the Île Royale section, says that Louis-Noël, son of René de NEUVILLE ADAM, avocat au Parlement de Rennes, Brittany, and Anne LA BOSÈRE of Toussaint, bishopric of Rennes, was born in c1710, probably at Rennes, & married Angélique, daughter of Antoine PARIS of Plaisance, Newfoundland, probably at Louisbourg on 23 Feb 1735.  Louis-Noël served as premier huissier au Conseil supérieur at Louisbourg on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island.  Arsenault, 1785, also says that Bernard ADAMÉ, born at Messanges, Bayonne, in 1721, was buried at Louisbourg in Apr 1741.  White, DGFA-1, 9, shows that a Jeanne ADAM, counted at Plaisance in 1671, seule, or alone, married Jean BELLOT, widower of Jeanne DREUX, probably at Plaisance in c1672.  The following year she was counted at Plaisance as a widow. 

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