APPENDICES

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

DANTIN

[donh-TANH]

ACADIA

Louis Dantin dit La Joye, born in Paris in c1702, married Marguerite, 25-year-old daughter of surgeon Bernard Marres dit La Sonde of Bordeaux and Judith Petitpas of Port-Royal, probably at Port-Toulouse on Île Royale in c1741.  Marguerite's parents were long-time residents of Port-Toulouse, today's St. Peter's, Cape Breton Island, and she and Louis settled there.  She gave him at least 10 children, all born probably at Port-Toulouse.  In February 1752, a French official counted Louis, Marguerite, and five of their children--Gabriel, born in c1742; Jeanne in c1743; Louis, fils in c1745; Barthélemy in c1748; and Joseph in c1750--at Port-Toulouse.  Between 1752 and 1758, five more children were born to them--Marguerite, Michel, Jean, Anne, and Agathe.  Louis dit La Joye died probably at Port-Toulouse by late 1758.  He would have been 56 years old that year.  [See also Book Four]

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

With four daughters from his first marriage--Jeanne, age 16, Marie-Anne, age 11, Anne, age 9, and Judith-Geneviève, age 7--and the two daughters by his wife's first marriage to Alexis-Grégoire Doiron, Louis Dantin, fils crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in November 1785.  This was Louis, fils's second crossing of the Atlantic, and the result this time was much better than the crossing he had made 27 years before.  Louis, fils and his family followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche.

While they were still at New Orleans recuperating from the voyage, Louis Dantin, fils's oldest daughter Jeanne married Martin-Bénoni, son of fellow Acadian Paul Pitre, in January 1786.  Martin-Bénoni had crossed from France aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships.  Jeanne and Martin-Bénoni followed their families to Lafourche.  Jeanne died in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1825.  The priest who recorded her burial said that she was 60 years old when she died, but she was "only" 56.  Her succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following month. 

Louis, fils's second daughter, Marie-Anne, married Guillaume-Bénoni, son of fellow Acadian Étienne Hébert, at Lafourche in January 1793.  Guillaume-Bénoni also had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié.  Marie-Anne died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1833, age 58. 

Daughter Anne Dantin married Pierre-Alexis, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Achée, at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche in June 1795.  Pierre had come to Louisiana also aboard L'Amitié

Daughter Judith-Geneviève Dantin married Jean-Marie, son of fellow Acadian Michel Levron, at Assumption in February 1802.  Jean-Marie had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France.

Descendants of Louis DANTIN, fils (c1745-1826)

Louis, fils, second son of the family's Acadian progenitor Louis Dantin dit La Joye and Marguerite LaSonde, was born at St.-Pierre, Port-Toulouse, Île Royale in c1745.  Louis, fils was exiled with his family to France in 1758 when he was barely in his teens.  He married twice in France, first to Jeanne, daughter of French locals Gilles Gesmier and Maurille Beaupied, at St.-André-des-Eaux in January 1767, and then to Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Aucoin and Élisabeth Amireau and widow of Alexis-Grégoire Doiron, at St.-Similien, Nantes, in November 1784.  Louis, fils took four unmarried daughters to Louisiana in 1785 aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  His three sons by his first wife had died in France.  His daughters by his first wife married into Achée, Hébert, Levron, and Pitre families.  He had no children by his second wife, who came with him to Louisiana.  Hélène died at Lafourche in August 1786, less than a year after reaching the colony; she was only 38 years old.  Louis, fils, now in his early 40s, remarried again, to Marguerite-Blanche, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexis Breaux and Marie-Josèphe Guillot, at Lafourche in July 1787; Marguerite-Blanche was half his age and had been born in France in May 1765.  She had come to Louisiana also aboard L'Amitié, so he may have known her from the voyage over.  Louis, fils's daughters by his third wife married into the Boye or Boyer, Este, Leonard, Maronges, and Sanchez families.  His third wife bore him six more sons, all of whom created families of their own in the Bayou Lafourche valley.  Louis, fils lived to a ripe old age, surrounded by many children and grandchildren.  He died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1826; he was 81 years old.

1

Oldest surviving son Louis-François, by his father's third wife, baptized at Lafourche, age unrecorded, in December 1788, married Anne or Jeanne Rosalie, called Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Hébert and Anne Comeaux, at the home of Rosalie's uncle Joseph Ignace Hébert in Ascension Parish in October 1808.  Their son Léandre was born in Assumption Parish in March 1811, Louis Leufroi in June 1819, and Jean Charles in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1822 but died at age 2 in March 1824.  Their daughters married into the Boutary, Lana, and Legendre (Foreign French, not Acadian) families.  Louis François died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1840; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Louis François died at age 54, but he was only 51.  Louis Francois's daughter, Marie Rosalie Emesida, called Marie Emesida or Emesida, lost her husband, Antoine Boutary, in June 1847, when he was only 31 years old; she gave birth to a son in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1851 and named him Cleopha Dantin, so she probably had not remarried before the boy's birth.  

1a

Léandre married Rosalie, 25-year-old daughter of Balthasar Triche and Susanne Helfer of St. John the Baptist Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1839.  Léandre died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1841; he was only 30 years old.  He fathered no sons, so his line of the family died with him.  

1b

Louis Leufroi married Marie Solidele, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Clouâtre and Marie Molaison, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1840.  Their son Adam André was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1847, and Justin Gustave in April 1853.  Their daughter married into the Pichoff family.  

Adam married French Creole Virginia Deroche in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in March 1869.  

2

Joseph, by his father's third wife, born at Lafourche in September 1791, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Janvier Guidry and Marie Josèphe Lebert, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1811.  Their son Joseph Firmin was born in Assumption Parish in January 1818, Leufroi in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1820, Charles Omer, also called C. Omer and Omer, in July 1824, Jean David, called David, in late 1828, and Joseph Livodé, called Livodé, in January 1833.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Boutary, and Guillot families.  Joseph died in a yellow fever epidemic in Lafourche Parish in October 1853; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial called him "J." and said that he was 66 years old, but he was 62.  His wife Clothilde and their son David also died in the same yellow fever epidemic.  

2a

Joseph Firmin married Carmelite, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Valery Bourgeois and Rosalie Marguerite Richard, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1840.  Their son Magloire Alfred was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1843, Joseph Augustin in August 1858, and Henry Valéry in January 1864 but died the following July.  Their daughters married into the Chappuis and Rossignol families.  Joseph Firmin remarried to Marie, another daughter of Valery Bourgeois and Rosalie Marguerite Richard and widow of Joseph Molaison, at the Thibodaux church in April 1866; he was 48 years old at the time of the wedding.  

During the War of 1861-65, Magloire served in Company G of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. 

2b

Charles Omer married Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Bergeron and Marie Rassicot, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1845 or 1846.  Their son Joseph Théophile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1848, Gustave Aubin in January 1851, Charles Omer, fils in July 1856, Albert Beauregard in April 1861, and Joseph Édouard in January 1865.  Their daughter married a Bergeron cousin.  

2c

Leufroi married Théotilde, daughter of Jean Louis Daunis and his Acadian wife Célesie Carret, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1849.  Leufroi remarried to French Creole Marie Thérèse Caillouet probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1850s.  

2d

Livodé married Élisabeth, daughter of Célestin Guyot and Marie Elizabeth Ferguson, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1852, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1854.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1855, an unnamed child, perhaps a son, died at age 2 years in May 1860, Philippe Anatole was born in November 1861, and Joseph Léon in November 1864.  During the War of 1861-65, Livodé served in Company D of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

2e

David died in the same yellow fever epidemic in October 1853 that killed his father and mother.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that David was 22 years old when he died, but he was 25.  He did not marry.  

3

Fabien-Sébastien, by his father's third wife, born at Assumption in December 1793, married Marie Eugènie or Virginie, called Virginie, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians François Régis Part and Constance Bourgeois, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1822.  Their son Fabien D. was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1824 but died at age 2 in February 1826, Louis Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born in April 1828, Charles Bienvenu in September 1837, and Forestide Schuyler in January 1840.  Their daughters married into the Adam, Hébert, Ledet, Lirette, and Putman families.  Fabien, père remarried to fellow Acadian Marguerite Breaux.  Fabien, père died in Lafourche Parish in September 1869; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Fabien was 84 years old when he died, but he was 75.  

Louis Sosthène married Louisa, daughter of Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Françoise Arabie, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1852.  

4

Charles, by his father's third wife, born at Assumption in c1797, married Claire, 15-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Simon François Guillot and his second wife Rose Comeaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1820.  Their son Jean Charles Louis, called Louis, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1824, and Joseph Leclaire in February 1828.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Farez or Savez families.  Charles died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1851, in her early 50s.  

4a

Louis married Aurelia, daughter of John Newell or Noel and Marie Denise Morvant, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1851.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family.  

4b

Joseph married Azema Pamela, called Zema, daughter of Cadet Sevin and his Acadian wife Marie Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1851.  Their son Joseph Théophile or Théophile Hippolyte was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1854 but died at age 3 in May 1857, Alcide Arthur was born in July 1857, Joachim Aristide in March 1859, Joseph in February 1863, and Félicien Nicolas in July 1865. 

5

Jean-Baptiste, by his father's third wife, born at Assumption in February 1799, married Marie Ange, Angele, or Angélique, daughter of Urbin Achete, Chate, Chete, Eschete, Este, Estschetai, Euslite, Flai, Ile, L'Achete, Stai, or Ste and Anne Madeleine Aman of Lafourche, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1819.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1820 but died at age 9 in March 1829, Jean Octave, called Octave, was born in October 1828, and Elia Gerasime, called Gerasime, in December 1833.  Their daughter married into the Plaisance family.  

5a

Gerasime married Joséphine Moran probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the early 1850s.  Their son Georges Louis was born near Lockport in July 1863.  

5b

Octave married Eugenia or Eugénie Darbonne or Terrebonne, probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the early 1850s.  Their son Osessy was born near Raceland in December 1853, and Octave Grégoire near Lockport in February 1868.  

6

Youngest son Paul, by his father's third wife, born at Ascension in June 1806, married Azelie or Eliza Isabelle, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Benoît Richard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1833.  Their son Joseph Paul was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1836, Louis Jules, called Jules, in April 1842, Joseph Alfred, called Alfred, in April 1844, Alsace or Alces Valery in July 1846, Evariste Ernest, called Ernest, in August 1848, and Léo in March 1855.  Their daughter married into the Baye family.  Paul died in Lafourche Parish in December 1856; the priest who recorded his burial said that Paul was 46 years old when he died, but he was 50.  

6a

Joseph Paul married cousin Justine, daughter of Étienne Bénoni Boutary and his Acadian wife Scholastique Dantin, at the Thibodaux church in January 1864.  Justine's mother was a daughter of Joseph Paul's uncle Joseph Dantin and Joseph Paul's first cousin.  Joseph Paul and Justine's son Joseph died in Lafourche Parish 3 days after his birth in November 1864.  

6b

Alfred married German Creole Euphrasie Webre in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in December 1866.  

6c

During the War of 1861-65, Jules served in Company I of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Jules married Rosema, daughter of John Brown and Justine Pontiff, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1867.  Their son Joseph Edgard was born near Raceland in February 1868. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

No non-Acadian Dantins appear in South Louisiana church records during the colonial period, and none appear in Professor Carl Brasseaux's study of the Foreign French in the Bayou State.  However, during the early antebellum period, at least one member of the family who was not Acadian settled in South Louisiana: 

Prosper, son of Martin Dantin and Catherine Regnier of Paris, described by the recording priest as "presently living in this parish," married Prospere, daughter of Acadian Joseph Savoie, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1827.   One wonders if Prosper was a kinsman of the Acadian Dantins, whose progenitor also was from Paris. 

Emily Danton married Julien Antoine in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Emily a daughter of the Parisian? 

CONCLUSION

Louis Dantin dit La Joye of Paris, who had settled at Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island, in the early 1740s, fathered 10 children, including six sons, and died during Le Grand Dérangement.  His second son, Louis, fils, born at Port-Toulouse in c1745, lost not only his parents during the Great Disruption but also every single one of his siblings.  His first wife gave him three sons, but when he came to Louisiana from France in 1785 and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, he was middle-aged, married to a middle-aged widow, and had buried his sons back in France.  The Acadian branch of this family, then, except for its blood, could have died with Louis, fils on the upper bayou, but that did not happen.  Less than two years after coming to Louisiana, he married a third time, to a woman half his age, who gave him six more sons, every one of whom created families of their own.  During the early antebellum period, Louis, fils and his descendants moved down bayou into what became Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes. 

When federal census takers counted slaves in Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes in 1850 and 1860, no Dantin appeared on the lists of slaveholders.  Louis Dantin, fils's descendants, then, participated only peripherally in the South's antebellum plantation economy.  

At least three members of the family, two grandsons and a great-grandson of Louis Dantin, fils, served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65.  All three of them survived the war.  Nevertheless, they and their kinsmen lived in a part of the state that was especially hard hit by the conflict.  Successive Federal invasions devastated the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley early in the war, and the Yankees occupied most of the region after 1862.  Confederate foragers also plagued the area when the Federals were not around. ...

Thanks to Louis, fils's fecund sons and grandsons, Dantin is a common surname in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes today.  It is rare, however, in other parts of Acadiana.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Dantein, D'Antin, Dautin, Dentin, Denton.  [See Book Ten for the Acadian family's Louisiana "begats"]

Sources: Arsenault, Généalogie, 2011-12, 2029; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4; De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:17; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 2-C, 9; NOAR, vol. 4; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Family No. 7; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 29; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 49-50; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 253-56; White, DGFA-1, 1120-22.

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
Anne DANTIN 01 Nov 1785 Asp born c1776, probably Nantes, France; daughter of Louis DANTIN, fils & his first wife Jeanne GESMIER; sister of Jeanne, Julie-Genevieve, & Marie-Anne; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 9; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 10[sic], with widowed father, sister, & stepsister; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Annette, age 16, with father, stepmother, & full & half siblings; married, age 19, Pierre-Alexis, son of Pierre ACHÉE & his third wife Madeleine DINGLE of Nantes, France, 25 Jun 1795, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana, age 20, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 21[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 20[sic], with husband & 1 son
Jeanne DANTIN 02 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 4 Aug 1768, St.-André-des-Eaux, France; daughter of Louis DANTIN, fils & his first wife Jeanne GESMIER; sister of Anne, Judith-/Julie-Geneviève, & Marie-Anne; 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 widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 16; married, age 17, Martin-Bénoni, son of Paul PITRE & Marguerite-Louise VALET, 21 Jan 1786, New Orleans, after they reached LA on separate ships; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 19, with husband, 1 brother-in-law, & 1 sister-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 19[sic], with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juana, age 28[sic], with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 29, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne, age 30, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died Lafourche Interior Parish 7 Apr 1825, age 60[sic]; succession inventory dated 7 May 1825, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Judith-/Julie-Geneviève DANTIN 03 Nov 1785 Asp baptized 12 Jun 1778, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, France; daughter of Louis DANTIN, fils & his first wife Jeanne GESMIER; sister of Anne, Jeanne, & Marie-Anne; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 8[sic], with widowed father, sisters, & stepsister; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Julie, age 10[sic], with father, stepmother, full & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Julia, age 18, with father, stepmother, & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Julie, age 19, with father, stepmother, & half siblings; married, age 24, Jean-Marie, son of Michel LEVRON & Marguerite TRAHAN, 28 Feb 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville
Louis DANTIN, fils 04 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born c1745, Port-Toulouse, Île Royale; son of Louis DANTIN dit La Joye & Marguerite LASONDE; at Port-Toulouse 1752, age 7, with his parents & siblings; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Queen of Spain 1758, arrived St.-Malo 17 Nov 1758, called Louis D'ANTIN, no age given; house carpenter; married, age 22, (1)Jeanne, daughter of Gilles GESMIER & Maurille BEAUPIED of Tressaint, France, 17 Jan 1767, St.-André-des-Eaux, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Louis DANTIN, a widower with 4 unnamed daughters; married, age 39, (2)Hélène, daughter of Antoine AUCOIN & Élisabeth AMIREAU, & widow of Alexis-Grégoire DOIRON, 9 Nov 1784, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 38[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, medium axe, shovel, hatchet, & knife, 3 hoes; married, age 42, (3)Marguerite-Blanche, daughter of Alexis BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe GUILLOT, 23 Jul 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Louis DANTAIN, age 40[sic], with no wife, daughters Marie age 12, Anne age 10, Julie age 8, & "orphan" [stepdaughter] Marie DOIRON age 15, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 0 horses, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 40[sic], with wife Margrithe age 26, son Louis age 3, daughters Marianne age 17, Annette age 16, Julie age 10, & Margrithe age 1, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 140 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 17 swine, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Luis, age 52[sic], with wife Margarita age 32, sons Luis age 8, Fabian age 3, daughters Julia age 18, Josefa age 5, Margarita age 7, & Maria age 1, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Louis DANTAIN, age 53, with wife Margueritte age 33, sons Louis age 9, Fabien age 4, daughters Julie age 19, Joséphine age 6, Margueritte age 8, & Marie age 3, 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Louis DANTAIN, age 54, with wife Margueritte age 34, sons Louis age 10, Joseph age 6, Charles age 1, Fabien age 4, daughters Margueritte age 8, & Marthe age 2, 12/60 arpents, 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Dec 1826, age 81; succession inventory dated 28 Apr 1827, Thibodeauxville courthouse; succession public sale dated 19 Jun 1830, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Anne DANTIN 05 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born 16 Mar 1774, baptized next day, St.-Jean-L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, France; daughter of Louis DANTIN, fils & his first wife Jeanne GESMIER; sister of Anne, Jeanne, & Judith-/Julie-Geneviève; at Poitou, France, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 12; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 12[sic], with widowed father, sisters, & stepsister; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marianne, age 17, with father, stepmother, full & half siblings; married, age 19, Guillaume-Béloni of Le Havre, France, son of Étienne HÉBERT & his first wife Marie LAVERGNE, 6 Jan 1793, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 22, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 22[sic], with husband & 2 sons; died Lafourche Interior Parish 11 Feb 1833, age 58

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Anne [DENTIN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 49-50, Family No. 96, calls her Marie [DANTIN], gives her parents' names, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls her Anne DENTIN, age 9, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne DANTIN, his [Louis DANTIN's] daughter, age 9, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; BRDR, 2:2, 220 (ASM-2, 13), her marriage record, calls her Ana DANTIN, gives her & her husband's parents' names, calls her mother Juana GEMIER, says both sets of parents were from Nantes, France, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Louis DANTIN (her father), Juan Bautista CAZEBON, & Pierre ACHÉ.    

02.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Jeanne [DENTIN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 254-55, Family No. 312, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Jeanne DANTIN (twin [of brother Louis III]), gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Augustin GESMIER (probably a maternal uncle) & Marguerite Brind JORG, & that her family resided at St.-André-des-Eauxs from 1767-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 29, Family No. 60, calls her Jeanne [DANTIN], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 49-50, Family No. 96, calls her Jeanne [DANTIN], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls her Jeanne DENTIN, age 16, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Jeanne DANTIN, his [Louis DANTIN's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; NOAR, 4:72, 251 (SLC, M5, 45), her marriage record, calls her Juana DANTEIN, "native of St.-Malo," calls her husband Martin PITRE, "native of St.-Malo," gives her & his fathers' names, calls her mother Maria ___, does not give his mother's name, & says that the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:169 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.21), her death/burial record, calls her Jeanne DANTIN m. Martin PITRE, does not give her parents' names, & says she died "at age 60 yrs."; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:169 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1825), her death/succession record, calls her Jeanne DANTIN m. Martin PITRE, gives her date of date but not her age when she died, and says her children were Julie Félicité [PITRE] m. d.Louis HÉBERT, Joseph Eleonor [PITRE], Jean Pierre Louis [PITRE], Louis Auguste [PITRE], Louis Achille [PITRE], & Mathurin [PITRE], & gives the date of her succession inventory.  

Although her husband was on the passenger list of L'Amitié, he crossed to LA on a later ship, La Caroline, the last of the 7 Ships, & they married soon after he reached New Orleans, both in their late teens.  They probably had known one another in France.  

She actually was 57 when she died.  Her husband lived for another quarter century, until Nov 1851, & did not remarry. 

03.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Julie [DENTIN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 49, Family No. 96, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Judith DANTIN, gives her parents' names, does not give her godparents' names, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; BRDR, 2:221, her marriage record; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls her Julie DENTIN, age 7, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Julie DANTIN, his [Louis DANTIN's] daughter, age 7, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; BRDR, 2:221, 487 (ASM-2, 65), her marriage record, calls her Julia Geneveva DANTIN of Nantes, France, says her husband was "of the Parish of St.-Martin, Diocese of Lion), gives her but not his parents' names, calls her mother Juana GEMMIU, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Luis DANTIN (her father) & Alexos LEVRON.  

04.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls him Louis DENTIN, & lists him with his wife, 4 daughters, & 2 stepdaughters; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Family No. 7, gives his father's dit, his mother's name, & the names of 8 of his siblings, & shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758, he lost his widowed mother & 7 of 8 siblings, & that only younger brother Barthélemy, age 10, survived the crossing with him; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 254-55, Family No. 312, calls him Louis DANTIN, says he was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says his father was born in 1702 "at Paris," calls his mother Marguerite LA SONDE, says she was born in c1716 but gives no birthplace, says her parents were Marc LA SONDE & Judith PETITPAS [an Acadian family], that she married his father in c1741 but gives no place of marriage, that she was in the Île Royale census of 1752, that she died at sea in 1758, includes the names & information on 9 siblings, including Gabriel, born in c1742 but gives no birthplace, died at sea during crossing to France, 1758, Jeanne, born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, Barthélemy, born in c1748 but gives no birthplace, Joseph, born in c1750, died at sea, Marguerite, no birth date or birthplace, died at sea, Michel, no birth date or birthplace, died at sea, Jean, no birth date or birthplace, died at sea, Anne, no birth date or birthplace, died at sea, & Agathe, no birth date or birthplace, died at sea, says that in 1752, he, his parents, & siblings Gabriel, Louis, Barthélemy, Joseph, & Jeanne were residents of Port-Toulouse on Île Royale, that in the fall of 1758 "the family was deported to France on the ship, Le Reine d'Espange, & that only Louis, fils & Barthélemy survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 255-56, Family No. 313, calls him Louis DANTIN, says he was born in c1745 "in the parish of St.-Pierre of Port-Toulouse, diocese of Québec," gives his parents' names, details his first marriage, calls his first wife Jeanne GESMIER, says she was born 20 May 1746 & baptized next day, Tressaint, gives her parents' names, details his second marriage, says his second wife was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names & the name of her first husband, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son, from his first wife, Louis DANTIN (twin), born & baptized 4 Aug 1768, St.-André-des-Eaux, godson of René ALIX & Anne FAVERAUX, died age 12 days 15 Aug 1768, buried next day, St.-André-des-Eaux, daughter, from his first wife, Jeanne DANTIN (twin), born & baptized 4 Aug 1768, St.-André-des-Eaux, goddaughter of Augustin GESMIER & Marguerite Brind JORG, son, by his first wife, Louis DANTIN, born 15 Dec 1770, la Ville de la Desvrie, baptized next day, St.-André-des-Eaux, godson of Jacques LE MEE & Marie MAUFRAIS, died age 3 mos. 19 Mar 1771, buried next day, St.-André-des-Eaux, & son, by his first wife, Florian-Gilles DANTIN, born 18 May 1772, la Ville de La Desvrie, baptized next day, St.-André-des-Eaux, godson of Florian LERMITE & Gillette GESMIER, says that he & brother Barthélemy disembarked at St.-Malo "on November 17, 1758 from the ship, La Reine d'Espagne," & that he resided at St.-Tual from 1758-66, near Bécherel from 1766-67, & at St.-André-des-Eaux from 1767-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 29, Family No. 60, calls him Louis DANTIN, says he was born in c1745 "in the parish of St.-Pierre of Port-Toulouse, diocese of Québec," gives his parents' names, calls his mother Marguerite LASONDE, details his first marriage, calls his first wife Jeanne GESMIER, says she was born 20 May 1746 & baptized next day, Tressaint, gives her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Marie-Anne, born 16 Mar 1774, baptized next day, St.-Jean-L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, goddaughter of Pierre RICHARD & Euphrosine BARRILLOT, wife of Francois BOUDROT, "all Acadians," & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 49-50, Family No. 96, calls him Louis DANTIN, says he was born in c1742 "in the parish of Saint-Pierre of Port-Souze, diocese of Québec," gives his parents' names, calls his mother Marguerite LA SONDE, says he was a joiner, says he married his first wife in c1767 but gives no place of marriage, calls he Jeanne GEMIER, says she was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, details his second marriage, says his second wife was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names & her first husbands name, includes the birth/baptismal records of daughter, by his first wife, Judith, baptized 12 Jun 1778, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, &, by his first wife, Pérrine, baptized 30 Aug 1781, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls him Louis DENTIN, menuisier, age 38, on the embarkation list, Luis DANTIN, on the debarkation list, & Louis DANTIN, house carpenter, age 38, on the complete listing, says he was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with his second wife, 4 daughters, & 2 stepdaughters, &, calling him Louis DANTIN, details his second marriage, including his & his second wife's parents' names, says they were married in 1784 but gives no place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave him after he reached LA; BRDR, 2:150, 221 (ASC-2, 9), the record of his third marriage, calls him Luis DANTIN, calls his wife Margarita BREAU, gives no parents' names but says they "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Charle GULLOT & Marie COMO; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:170 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1827), his death/succession record, calls him Louis DANTIN Sr., gives his death date but not his age when he died, calls his wives Jeanne GEMIER, Hélène DOUARON[sic], & Marguerite BRAUX, says his children were Marie Carmelite m. Antoine BAILLE, Anne DANTIN m. Pierre HACHÉ, Louis Francois, Joseph, Fabien, Charles, Jean Baptiste, Marguerite, Marie Louise, d. Modeste, & Jeanne m. Martin PITRE, & gives the date of his succession inventory; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:170 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1830), record of the public sale of his property, calls him Louis DANTIN.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:17.   

Church records in BRDR, 2:220-21, insist that Louis DANTIN was from Acadia, & he was.  He was born at Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, which was part of greater Acadia. 

What happened to son Florian-Gilles & daughter Pérrine?  Robichaux, in his study of the Acadians in France, did not find death/burial records for them, nor did they accompany the family to LA in 1785, when they would have been 13 and 4, too young to remain in France on their own, so they must have died by then.  

Louis, fils's children were from his first & third wives; he had none by his second wife, to whom he was married for less than 2 years.  She--the second wife--was 38 when she died.  Did she die in childbirth?  

Louis, fils's third wife was a native of Trigavou, near St.-Malo, & less than half his age.  She died in Lafourche Parish in Jun 1852, age 87--one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

05.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie-Anne [DENTIN], & lists her with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 29, Family No. 60, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Anne DANTIN, gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Pierre RICHARD & Euphrosine BARRILLOT, wife of Francois BOUDROT, "all Acadians," & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 49-50, Family No. 96, calls her Marie [DANTIN], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls her Marie DENTIN, age 12, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie DANTIN, his [Louis DANTIN's] daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with her father, stepmother, 3 sisters, & 2 stepsisters; BRDR, 2:221, 360 (ASC-2, 51), her marriage record, calls her Mariana DANTIN, calls her husband Guillermo Belloni EVERE (HÉBERT), does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Louis DANTIN (her father) & Estevan ÉBER (her father-in-law); Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:170 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #507), her death/burial record, calls her Marie DANTIN m. Guillaume Béllony HÉBERT, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Janne GENIER, & says she was age 58 when she died.  

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