APPENDICES

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

DOIRON

[DWAH-ronh]

ACADIA

Jean Doiron or Douaron, native of perhaps St.-Martin, Île de Ré, near La Rochelle, France, reached Acadia with his wife Marie-Anne Canol perhaps aboard L'Oranger in 1671.  They moved from Port-Royal to the Minas Basin in the early 1680s and were counted on Rivière-de-l'Ascension there in 1701.  By 1714, they had moved up to Pigiguit.  Jean and Marie-Anne had 11 children, eight sons and three daughters.  His three daughters married into the Hébert, Testard dit Paris, Boisseau, and Vincent families.  Middle daughter Marie settled at Louisbourg on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, by the 1720s.  Seven of Jean's eight sons created families of their own.  After his wife Marie-Anne died, Jean remarried to Marie, daughter of Guillaume Trahan and Madeleine Brun, probably at Minas in c1693.  She was 23 years younger than Jean and gave him eight more children, half of them sons who created families of their own.  Jean and Marie's four daughters married into the Girouard, Guillot dit L'Angevin, Nogues, and Turcot families.  Jean died at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, between April 1735 and June 1736, in his late 80s

Oldest son Abraham, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born in c1672 at Port-Royal, married Anne, daughter of Antoine Babin, probably at Minas in c1697.  They settled at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, in the Minas area, and had only one child, a daughter, who married into the Boudrot family.  Abraham died probably at Pigiguit before 1705, in his early 30s.  Anne remarried.  

Charles, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born in c1674 at Port-Royal, married Francoise, daughter of Jean Gaudet and Françoise Comeau, probably at Minas in the early 1690s.  They had seven children, including two sons who married into Thériot and Richard families.  Four of Charles and Françoise's daughters married into the Thériot, Doucet, Hébert, and Boudrot families.  They were counted on Rivière-Kenescout, Minas, in 1701, and at Pigiguit in 1714.  By the early 1750s, Charles had moved his family to Rivière-du-Moulin-à-Scie, Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, probably to escape British authority in Nova Scotia.  In the late 1740s, meanwhile, some of his children had moved to Île Royale.  Charles died in late 1758 during Le Grand Dérangement, in his mid-80s.  

Jean, fils, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born at Port-Royal in c1678, married Anne, daughter of André LeBlanc and Marie Dugas, probably at Minas in c1710.  They had eight children, including four sons who married into the Lambert, Poirier, Girouard, Blanchard, and Bourg families.  André and Marie's three daughters married into the Mazerolle, Poirier, Thibodeau, Boucher, and Lambert families.  Jean, fils died probably at Minas in the late 1740s, in his early 70s.  Some of his children settled at Chignecto, where they were counted at Aulac in the mid-1750s.  

Pierre, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born at Port-Royal in c1680, married in c1703 a woman whose name has been lost to history.  Their only child, a son, did not survive childhood.  Pierre remarried to Madeleine, daughter of Pierre Doucet and Henriette Pelletret and widow of René Bernard, at either Port-Royal or Chignecto in c1709.  They settled at Chignecto, where they had two sons who married into the Michel and Forest families.  His older son moved to Île St.-Jean by the early 1750s.  Pierre remarried again--his third marriage--to Véronique, daughter of Mathieu Brasseur and Jeanne Célestin dit Bellemère, at Beaubassin in February 1740.  They had four children, including two sons.  All of their children may have died young.  Pierre died at Aulac, Chignecto, in the early 1750s, in his early 70s.

Philippe, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born probably at Port-Royal in c1682, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petitpas, at Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, in c1715.  

Noël, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born at Port-Royal in c1684, grew up at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, and married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Robert Henry and Marie-Madeleine Godin, at Boston, Massachusetts, in c1705 while they were being held as hostages, along with dozens of other Acadians, by the New English during Queen Anne's War.  The marriage was blessed at Port-Royal in September 1706 after the New English released them.  Noël and Marie were at Minas in 1707 before moving on to Cobeguit by 1714.  They had eight children, including five sons who married into the Pitre, Benoit, Bourg, Thibodeau, Tillard, and Blanchard families.  Noël and Marie's three daughters married into the Pitre and Blanchard families.  By the early 1750s, Noël had taken his family from Cobeguit to Pointe-Prime, Île St.-Jean.  Noël died in November 1758 during Le Grand Dérangement.  (He was the aged Acadian patriarch aboard the English transport Duke William, which was crippled in a mid-Atlantic storm on its way to St.-Malo, France.  The ship's captain averred that the aged patriarch was "a hundred and ten years old," but in truth Noël was "only" 74.  After all efforts had failed to save the vessel, and no other ship would come to their rescue, Noël embraced the captain and insisted that he and his crew take to the boats and save themselves, knowing full well that the ship, with all its passengers, soon would plummet to the bottom of the sea.)

Jacques, a twin, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, born probably at Minas in c1689, may have died young.  

Louis, Jacque's twin, by first wife Marie-Anne Canol, married Marguerite, daughter of Nicolas Barrieau and Martine Hébert and widow of Denis Girouard, at Grand-Pré in November 1712.  They had five children, including two sons who married into the Thibodeau and Bourg families.  Two of Louis and Marguerite's daughters married into the Daigre and Thibodeau families.  Louis died at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, in November 1727, in his late 30s.  His widow took the family to Île St.-Jean, where they were counted at Grande-Anse in 1752.

Thomas, by second wife Marie Trahan, born probably at Minas in c1699, married Anne, daughter of Pierre Girouard and Marie Comeau, in c1724.  They settled at Pigiguit but moved to Île St.-Jean by the early 1750s.  Thomas died in late 1758 during Le Grand Dérangement, in his late 50s.  

Paul, by second wife Marie Trahan, married Marguerite, daughter of Toussaint Doucet and Marie Caissie, in c1725.  Paul died in the early 1760s during Le Grand Dérangement, in his late 30s or early 40s.

Alexandre, by second wife Marie Trahan, married Anne, daughter of Clément Vincent and Madeleine Levron, at Grand-Pré in October 1727.  Alexandre died in Maryland between 1763 and 1768 during Le Grand Dérangement, in his late 30s or early 40s.  

Youngest son Pierre, by second wife Marie Trahan, born probably at Minas in c1706, married Marguerite Breau in c1746.   Pierre died at Île-au-Foin, Île St.-Jean, in March 1751, in his mid-40s.

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

By 1755, descendants of Jean Doiron, père and his two wives could be found in the Minas Bastin at Pigiguit and Cobeguit, at Chignecto, on Île Royale, and especially on Île St.-Jean.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Doirons were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  A Doiron family from Halifax, and a Doiron wife and her family who probably had been living in Haiti, came to colony in 1765.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before: 

Pierre Doiron, age 32, came from Halifax with wife Marie Bourgeois, age 35, and two children--Marguerite, age unrecorded, and Olivier, age 1.  

Marie Doiron, age 28, came from French St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, with second husband Pierre Lambert, age 39, daughter Marie Boucher, age 11, and stepson Pierre Lambert, fils, age 14.  Marie and Pierre had more children in Louisiana.  Daughter Marie-Anne married into the Goudreau family at St.-Jacques.  Marie died near Convent, St. James Parish, in December 1809; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 80 years old when she died, but she was probably in her early 70s.  

Descendants of Pierre DOIRON (c1733-?; Jean, ?)

Pierre Doiron, born in Acadia in c1733, married Marie Bourgeois.  They came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Spanish officials counted him in Verret's Company of Cabanocé militia in April 1766, and occupying lot number 93 on the left, or east, bank of the river at Cabanocé in 1769.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Their only son, who would have been 5 years old, does not appear with them in the 1769 census, so he probably died young.  This family line probably died with him.

Olivier, born in Halifax or aboard ship in c1764, probably died at Cabanocé while still a child.  

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Three Doirons sisters, daughters of Alexandre Doiron of Minas--Agathe, age 30, Élisabeth or Isabelle, age 20, and Pélagie, age 16--with their widowed mother, Anne Vincent, age 59, reached New Orleans from Maryland in February 1768 as part of the large extended family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit.  Spanish Governor Ulloa forced them to settled at the new Acadian community of San Luìs de Natchez on the river above Baton Rouge and across from present-day Natchez, Mississippi.  Agathe married Joseph, son of Antoine Amache of Naples, Italy, probably at San Luìs de Natchez in March 1768, soon after they settled there.  Élisabeth married Vincent, son of Spanish Creole Dominique St. Pierre of Galicia, Spain, at San Luìs de Natchez in June 1768.  Pélagie married Antoine, son of Spanish Creole Antoine Rodriguez, at San Luis de Natchez the same day sister Élisabeth married; Antoine was from Florida.  In 1769, the Spanish allowed them to leave Fort San Luis, and Élisabeth and Pélagie, at least, moved downriver to the Acadian Coast.  Pélagie remarried to fellow Acadian Joseph LeBlanc, fils, a widower, at St.-Jacques in July 1787.  Élisabeth seems to have died at St.-Gabriel, on the river above St.-Jacques, in August 1791, in her early 40s.  Pélagie died in St. James Parish in October 1819, in her late 60s; she was a widow again.  

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Most of the Doirons who came to the Louisiana arrived in 1785 aboard four of the Seven Ships from France.  The great majority of them settled on the river, and most of them remained there: 

Alexandre Doiron of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 47, wife Ursule Hébert of Cobeguit, age 43, and six of their children--Marie-Rose, age 21, Madeleine-Ursule, age 19, Isaac-Alexandre, age 16, Mathurin-Luc, age 12, Joseph, age 7, and Jean-Baptiste, age 2--crossed to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  They followed most of their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Alexandre and Ursule had another son in Louisiana. 

Geneviève, also called Hélène, Doiron, age 19, and husband Jean-Baptiste Lejeune, age 25, crossed on Le Bon Papa and went to Manchac. 

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Eight Doirons crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in late August, and also followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac:

Jean Doiron of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 55, a widower, crossed with daughter Marguerite-Josèphe, age 21, and 18-year-old orphan Paul-Olivier Daigle.  Marguerite-Josèphe married Victor, son of fellow Acadian Olivier Daigle, at Manchac in May 1786, and remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Trahan, at St.-Gabriel in January 1800.  Jean died at Manchac in July 1786, age 56.  He never remarried.  

Anne-Dorothée Doiron, age 24, Jean's older daughter, crossed with husband Jean-Pierre Hébert, age 32, and an infant daughter. 

Marguerite-Josèphe Doiron, age 50, widow of Jean-Baptiste Dugas, crossed alone.  

Anne-Hippolythe Doiron of Pigiguit, age 46, crossed with husband Jean-Baptiste La Garenne of Île St.-Jean, age 55, and no children.  Anne remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Babin, at St.-Jacques in February 1797.  She died a widow at St.-Jacques in June 1807, in her late 60s.   

Marie-Blanche Doiron of Pigiguit age 41, crossed with husband Jacques Molaison of Pobomcoup, age 38, and three of their children, ages 10, 9, and 6.  

Rose Doiron of Pigiguit, age 35, wife of Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Loiseleur, also crossed alone.  Evidently Rose's husband remained in France.  She died at Baton Rouge in January 1808, in her early 60s.  

Marie-Pélagie Doiron, age 31, widow of Joseph Lalande, crossed with two children, a daughter and a son, ages 11 and 8.  They remained on the river, but her son moved to the Attakapas District in the 1810s.  

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Françoise-Josèphe Doiron, age 17, and her younger sister Marie-Victoire, age 12, crossed with their mother, Hélène Aucoin, age 37, whose first husband was Alexis-Grégoire Doiron, their stepfather Louis Dantin, fils, age 40, and four stepsisters, ages 16 to 7, on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  Françoise-Josèphe married Jean-Louis, son of French Creole Pierre Baudin or Bodin of Normandy, France, at St.-Gabriel in January 1787.  Marie-Victoire married Jean-Louis, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Hébert, at Lafourche in June 1791.  Françoise-Josèphe and her husband moved to upper Bayou Lafourche and then to the Attakapas District in the 1790s, but Marie-Victoire and her family remained on the Lafourche.  

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Jean-Baptiste Doiron, age 25, son of Jean of Le Beaumont, crossed on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  He joined his widowed father and sisters at Manchac, where he remained.  

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The Doirons from France created two vigorous family lines in the Baton Rouge area: 

Descendants of Alexandre DOIRON (c1738-1793; Jean)

Alexandre, fourth son of Thomas Doiron and Anne Girouard and brother of Jacques, born at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1738, was deported with his family from Île St.-Jean to France aboard the ill-fated British transport Duke William in late 1758.  Alexandre's father and five of his siblings did not survive the ordeal.  Alexandre lived with his widowed mother and his remaining siblings at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, from 1758-59, and at nearby St.-Suliac from 1759-63.  He married Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadian Francois Hébert, at Pleslin, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1763.  They remained at Pleslin until the early 1770s, when they went to Poitou to try to become farmers on a nobleman's land there.  When the venture failed, they retreated with other Poitou Acadians to Nantes, France, in March 1776.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac, near Baton Rouge.  They had another son at Manchac.  Alexandre died at Manchac in October 1793; he was 55 years old.  His daughters married into the Benoit and Templet families and remained on the river.  Most of his sons also settled in the Manchac/Baton Rouge area.  His oldest son moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Most of the Doirons of Louisiana are descended from Alexandre and his sons.

Oldest son Isaac-Alexandre, born at Pleslin, France, in October 1767, married Renée Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Isaac Hébert and Marie Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1812; he was 44 years old.  They settled on Bayou Lafourche.

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Charles-Adrien, born at Pleslin, France, in April 1770, died at Pleslin, age 3,  in October 1773.  

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Mathurin-Luc, born at Pleslin, France, near St.-Malo, in October 1772, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Hébert and Marguerite Richard, probably at Manchac in June 1800.  Their son Rémi-Valéry, called Volney, was born probably at Manchac in January 1802, Valentin Onésime, called Onésime, in August 1806, and Fergus in January 1811.  They also had a son named Valmond, unless he was Fergus  Their daughter married into the Morgan family.  Mathurin died probably at Manchac in November 1824; he was 52 years old.  

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Volney married Marcelline Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Dupuis and Marguerite Bourg, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1825.  One wonders what became of them. 

3b

Valmond married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Ephrèm Babin and Anne Marine Hébert of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1829.  What became of them?

3c

Onésime married Marguerite Séraphine, called Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Grégoire Alexis Lejeune and Grégoire Alexis Lejeune and his Creole wife Marie Tardit of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1837.  Their son Mathurin Oscar, called Oscar, was born in West Baton Rouge Parish in September 1843, and Joseph Joinville, called Joinville, in January 1846.  Their daughter married into the Sarradet family.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted 3 slaves--a 34-year-old black female, a 12-year-old black female, and a 10-year-old black male--on O. Doirron's farm next to Mathurin Lejeune; this was probably Onésime.  Onésime died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1855; the priest who recorded his burial said that Onésime was 38 years old when he died, but he was 48.  

During the War of 1861-65, Oscar served in Company F of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  He was captured near Franklin, Tennessee, in December 1864 and spent the rest of the war at Camp Douglas, Illinois, as a prisoner of the Federals.  In the late 1860s, Oscar married fellow Acadian Marie Anna Cécile Bujole and settled in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

During the War of 1861-65, Joinville served as a third corporal in Company H of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  Joinville was captured at Jonesboro, Georgia, in August 1864 and ended up in Camp Chase, Ohio, as a prisoner of war.  He married Zenobie, daughter of Jules Trichard and Hermance Revault, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1866. 

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Marin, baptized at Bonneuil-Matours, Poitou, France, age unrecorded, in February 1775, died at Chantenay, France, age 2 1/2, in November 1777.  

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Joseph, baptized at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, age unrecorded, in November 1777, married Marie Modeste, called Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Labauve and Anne Vincent, probably at Manchac in the late 1790s.  Their son Joseph, fils was born probably at Manchac in November 1800, Joseph-Élie, called Élien, in June 1802, Augustin in January 1804, Alexandre le jeune in July 1805, Célestin in January 1808, Marcellin in February 1814, and Gédéon in September 1815.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Clément (French Creole, not Acadian) and Hébert families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker counted 3 slaves--all females, all black, ages 60, 38, and 35--on Joseph Doirron's farm; this was either Joseph, père or Joseph, fils.

5a

Joseph, fils married Julie Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadians François Marie Lejeune and Marguerite Marie Lebert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Joseph III was born probably at Manchac in December 1827.  Joseph, fils remarried to Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Bourg and Théotiste Templet of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church in May 1843.  Their son Joseph Albert, called Albert, was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1844, Louis Oscar in April 1848, Pierre Armand in October 1850, and Alexandre Prudent in November 1852.  Their daughter married into the Babin family.  

During the War of 1861-65, Albert, by his father's second wife, served in Company H of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  He was wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862 and was sent home.  The Federals captured him there in December 1864 and sent him to New Orleans and then to the prisoner-of-war compound at Ship Island, Mississippi, where he spent the last days of the war.  

During the War of 1861-65, Louis Oscar, by his father's second wife, served in Company F of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, the same regiment in which his older brother Albert served.  Louis must have lied about his age when he enlisted at Baton Rouge in September 1862; he was only 14.  His service was cut short when he died of disease at Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi, in July 1863.  He was 15 years old.  

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Élien married Hélène, also called Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Lejeune and his Anglo wife Elizabeth Gibson of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1833.  Their son Joseph Lami was born near Baton Rouge in April 1844, Eugène near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1847, and Victorin François in October 1854.  Their daughters married into the Gaille, Lejeune, and Paul families. 

5c

Marcellin married Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadians Étienne Hébert and Ermeline Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1836.  Their son Marcellin, fils was born near Baton Rouge in October 1837, Gédéon Balthazar, called Balthazar, in June 1839, Théodore near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1846, and René Philippe in May 1850.  

Balthazar married Lozama, daughter of fellow Acadian Zéphirin LeBlanc and his Creole wife Gertrude Voisin, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in June 1862.

During the War of 1861-65, Théodore served as a fourth sergeant in Company H of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  

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Gédéon, living in West Baton Rouge Parish, married Marie Alzire, called Alzire, daughter of fellow Acadians Placide Babin and Arthémise Templet, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Joseph Jules, called Jules, was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1848, Jean Roman in June 1855, and Placide Émile in February 1861.  

During the War of 1861-65, Jules served in Company H of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  He was captured near Franklin, Tennessee, in December 1864 and spent the rest of the war at Camp Douglas, Illinois, as a prisoner of the Federals.  

5e

Alexandre le jeune married Adélaïde, another daughter of Grégoire Alexis Lejeune and Marie Tardit, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1848. 

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Jean-Baptiste, baptized at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, age unrecorded, in May 1783, married Angélique, another daughter of Jean-Baptiste Hébert and Marguerite Richard, probably at Manchac in August 1804.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born probably at Manchac in June 1805 but died at age 2 in October 1807, a second Jean Baptiste, fils was born in October 1813, Alexandre Hermogène, called Hermogène or Armogène, in August 1817, and Octave in September 1823.  They moved to West Baton Rouge Parish by the 1830s.  Their daughters married into the Aillet and Hébert families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted 10 slaves--4 males and 6 females, all black, ranging in age from 60 to 15--on John Doirron's farm next to Armejean and near John B. Doirron; this was probably Jean-Baptiste, père.  Jean Baptiste, père died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1851; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 66 years old when he died, but he was 68.

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Jean Baptiste, fils married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Mathurin Lejeune and Amelite Trahan, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1836.  Their son Jean Baptiste III was born near Baton Rouge in December 1836, Jules was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 5 months, in December 1838, Théodore was born in West Baton Rouge Parish in September 1842, and another Jean Baptiste III in March 1852.  Their daughter married into the Daigre and Tullier families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted a single slave--a 34-year-old black male--on John B. Doirron's farm next to Armejean and near John Doirron; this was probably Jean Baptiste, fils.  Jean Baptiste, fils died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1855; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 43 years old when he died, but he was only 41.  

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Hermogène married Marie Aureline or Auralise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Béloni Daigre, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1847.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted a single slave--an 8-year-old black male--on Armejean Doirron's farm between John and John B. Doirron.  Hermogène died near Brusly in September 1852; the priest who recorded his burial said that Hermogène was 29 years old when he died, but he was 35.  

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Youngest son Rémi, born at Manchac in May 1789, married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Richard and Perpétué Aucoin, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1810.  Their son Fergus le jeune was born probably at Manchac in October 1819, Jean or Vijean Villeneuve in February 1821, and Eugène, a twin, in November 1824.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Babin, Comeaux, and Rivas families.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in East Baton Rouge Parish counted 7 slaves--2 males and 5 females, all black, ranging in age from 56 years to 1 month--on Remé Doiron's farm in the parish's Ward 10.  Rémi died near Baton Rouge in December 1856; the priest who recorded his burial said that Rémi was "age ca. 60 years" when he died; he probably was in his late 50s.  

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Jean Villeneuve married Émelie Octavine, called Octavine, daughter of François Souchon dit Aubin and his Acadian wife Mélanie Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1846; Emélie's mother was a Daigre.  Their son Joseph Amédée was born near Baton Rouge in January 1854, and Francis George Villeneuve in April 1869.

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Eugène married Marie Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Comeaux and Carmelite Hébert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1855.  Their son Nager Josiah was born near Baton Rouge in February 1856, and Talbert Eugène in September 1863. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON (1760-?; Jean, Louis)

Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean Doiron of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, and Anne Thibodeau of Île St.-Jean, born at St.-Énogat, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1760, followed his family to Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in 1765 and became a sailor.  His widowed father and two sisters sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships from France, but, still a bachelor, he crossed on the last of the Seven Ships, La Caroline.  He joined his family at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Anne-Laurence, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Guidry and his first wife Adélaïde Hébert, in December 1787.  Anne-Laurence had been born aboard the transport her family had taken from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo in 1758-59 and came to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the same ship on which Jean-Baptiste's family had crossed.  Only one of their three sons married and carried on the line.  

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Oldest son Alex, born at Manchac in November 1788, probably died young.  

2

Joseph Hippolyte, born at Manchac in December 1789, married Catherine, daughter of Jean Paye and Jeanne Morale, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1815.  Their son Joseph Hippolyte Merol, called Hippolyte, was born near St. Gabriel in February 1818.  His only son created a vigorous line; after the War Between the States, most, if not all, of his descendants moved from the river to the Bayou Teche valley. 

Hippolyte married fellow Acadian Marie Domitille, called Domitille, Dupuy probably at St. Gabriel in the 1830s.  Their son Adolphe was born near St. Gabriel in January 184[3] but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1844, Hippolyte, fils was born in April 1844 but died at age 3 in July 1847, Hermogène was born in April 1846, Augustave in September 1847, Félix Dewint in July 1849, Louis Cass in October 1851, and John, called Johny, in January 1854.  Their daughters married into the Gueho and Suarez families, one of them on Bayou Teche.  After the War of 1861-65, three of Hippolyte's sons moved to Bayou Teche.  

Hermogène married Marguerite Alzina, called Alzina, daughter of Clairville Lasseigne and Joséphine Allegre and widow of Ernest Cormier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1867.  They settled on Bayou Teche.  Their son Paul Hippolyte was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1870. 

Louis Cass married Angèle or Angelina Roy, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1873.  They also settled on Bayou Teche.  

Johny married Clothilde Fels.  They settled on lower Bayou Teche. 

3

Youngest son Théodore, born at Manchac in August 1792, died at age 1 in November 1793.  

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Other DOIRONs on the River

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

Adolphe, also called Abel, Doiron married Acadian Marguerite Clarisse, Clorine, Florine, or Lacrenda Achée in a civil ceremony probably in Iberville Parish in the 1840s.  Their settled near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish.  Their son Ulgère was born in Iberville Parish in November 1849, and Joseph in December 1857.  

Diogène Doiron, age 2 years and 4 months, was buried near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1849.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not bother to give his parents' names.  

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

In 1785, one of the Doiron families who came to Louisiana from France chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche, where a second center of family settlement emerged:

Jacques Doiron of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 43, wife Anne-Josèphe Breau, age 38, and four of their children--Jean-Jacques, age 17, Simon-Joseph, called Joseph, age 14, Ursule-Olive, age 13, and Martine, born aboard ship--sailed aboard La Bergère, the second of the Second Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  They baptized Martine (named after Louisiana's intendant Martin Navarro, whom the Acadian adored) at New Orleans soon after they reached the city and then followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jacques and Anne-Josèphe had more children in Louisiana.  

Descendants of Jacques dit Jacob DOIRON (c1742-1810; Jean)

Jacques dit Jacob, fifth and youngest son of Thomas Doiron and Anne Girouard and brother of Alexandre, born at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1745, was deported with his family from Île St.-Jean to France aboard the ill-fated British transport Duke William in late 1758.  Jacques's father and five of his siblings did not survive the ordeal.  Jacques lived with his widowed mother and his remaining siblings at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, from 1758-59, and at nearby St.-Suliac, where he married Anne-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Breau and Ursule Bourg of Cobeguit, in July 1765.  They lived at St.-Suliac until 1766, at St.-Servan from 1766-72, and returned to St.-Suliac.  He and his family went to Poitou in the early 1770s as part of the settlement venture there and retreated with other Poitou Acadians to Nantes in October 1775.  Jacques and Anne-Josèphe buried five children in France.  They and their four remaining children sailed to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jacques and Anne-Josèphe had more children in Louisiana, including another son.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron and Boudreaux families.  Only two of their seven sons created families of their own, and one of them moved to lower Bayou Teche by the 1840s.  Jacques died in Assumption Parish in October 1810; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jacques was 68 years old when he died.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Jacques, born at St.-Servan, France, in August 1768, married Marguerite-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Ambroise Dugas and Marie-Victoire Pitre, at Lafourche in April 1792.  Marguerite-Josèphe was a native of Nantes and also had come to Louisiana aboard the La Bergère, so they may have known one another for years.  Their son Jean-Louis, called Louis, was born at Assumption in July 1802, Germain in April 1806, Étienne, a twin, in April 1810, and Angel died 15 days after his birth in November 1812.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Gros, Mars, and Moresco families. 

1a

Louis married Marie, daughter of Antoine Cuvillier and Jositte Gaspard, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1827.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in Assumption Parish in November 1828[sic], and Louis Carvil or Clairville, called Clairville, in December 1828[sic]. 

Clairville married Aurelie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Barrilleaux and Marcelline Foret, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1856. 

1b

Germain married Marguerite Basilise, daughter of Laurent Élie Fremin and his Acadian wife Marguerite Céleste Bourg, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1829.  Their son Maurice was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1830, Joseph Sylvère, called Sylvère, in March 1836 but died in Assumption Parish, age 7, in September 1843, Justin died at age 8 days in October 1839, Germain Edmond was born in May 1841, and Émile Trasimond in November 1843.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Germain died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in August 1856; he was 50 years old.  

Maurice married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse Thibodeaux and his Creole wife Angélique Malbrough, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1855.  Their son Anatole Audressy was born near Labadieville in August 1861, Joseph Augustin in January 1867, and Joseph Camille Aléo in November 1868.  During the War of 1861-65, Maurice, with younger brother Émile, served as a conscript in Company C of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  When his unit surrendered at Vicksburg in July 1863, Maurice, along with his brother and most of the conscripts in the regiment, refused parole.  He spent most of the rest of the war at Camp Morton, Indiana, as a prisoner of the Federals. 

During the War of 1861-65, Émile, with older brother Maurice, served as a conscript in Company C of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  When his unit surrendered at Vicksburg in July 1863, Émile, along with his brother and most of the conscripts in the regiment, refused parole.  He spent most of the rest of the war at Camp Morton, Indiana, as a prisoner of the Federals.  Émile married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Drausin Naquin and his Creole wife Artémise Gros, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1870. 

1c

Étienne married Marie Louise, daughter of fellow Acadians François Trahan and Josette Aimée Thibodeaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1832.  Their son Joseph Jean Baptiste, called Jean Baptiste, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1833, Étienne Amédée in July 1836 but died at age 3 in October 1839, Joseph died in Assumption Parish, age 4 months, in November 1847, and Louis Lusinien was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in January 1856.  Their daughters married into the Duval, LeBlanc, and Pensano families; one of them settled at Brashear, now Morgan, City, St. Mary Parish, on the lower Atchafalaya.  

Jean Baptiste married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Barrilleaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1859.  Their son Adrien Jean Baptiste was born near Labadieville in December 1862, and Léo Auguste Valère in December 1864. 

2

Simon-Joseph, called Joseph, born at St.-Servan, France, in April 1770, died in Assumption Parish in December 1824.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 56 years old when he died, but he was 54.  He did not marry.   

3

Jacques-François, born at St.-Suliac, France, in April 1774, died at Archigny, Poitou, age 11 months, in March 1775.

4

Jean-Baptiste, baptized at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, in January 1776, age unrecorded, died at Nantes, age 20 months, in September 1777.  

5

Benjamin, baptized at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, in April 1780, age unrecorded, died at Nantes, age 2 1/2, in January 1783.

6

A second Jean-Baptiste, baptized at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, in November 1783, age unrecorded, died at Nantes, age 1 month, the following December.  

7

Youngest son Auguste or Augustin, born probably at Lafourche in c1790, married Anne Marie, called Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Daigle and Marie Dugas, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1812.  Their son Jean Baptiste Auguste was born in Assumption Parish in December 1812, and Augustin Pierre in March 1826.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Bertrand (French Creole, not Acadian), Comeaux, and Daigle families, and at least one of them settled on lower Bayou Teche. 

Jean Baptiste Auguste married in Assumption Parish in the early 1830s and probably followed his father to lower Bayou Teche.

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During the early antebellum period, a Doiron from the Baton Rouge area moved his family to Bayou Lafourche.  His descendants settled as far down as Bayou Terrebonne:

Descendants of Isaac-Alexandre DOIRON (1767-?; Jean, Thomas)

Isaac-Alexandre, eldest son of Alexandre Doiron of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, and Ursule Hébert of Cobeguit, and Jacques's nephew, was born at Pleslin, France, near St.-Malo, in October 1767.  He sailed with his parents and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where, at age 44, he married Renée Ulalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Isaac Hébert and Marie Daigre, in May 1812.  Renée was a native of Nantes and had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  They moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche, returned to the Baton Rouge area in the late 1810s, and then moved back to the bayou by the early 1820s.  Isaac-Aleandre died by January 1827, when Renée remarried at Plattenville.  His daughter married into the Trahan family.  

1

Older son Auguste, born in Assumption Parish in May 1816, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Joseph Marie Trahan and Anne Adélaïde Lejeune of Lafourche Interior Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1841.  Their son Cleopha was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1841, Auguste Clédomire, called Clédomire, in February 1842[sic], and Jean in January 1846. 

1a

During the War of 1861-65, Clédomire served in Company K of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Terrebonne Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Clédomire married Eveline, daughter of fellow Acadians Auguste Giroir and Rosalie Comeaux, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Adam was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1869.  Their daughter married into the Leany family.  A son and a daughter settled on lower Bayou Teche.  

1b

Cleopha married Maltese Creole Elvire Lancon in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1870.  

2

Younger son Ursin Isaac, born in Assumption Parish in January 1822, probably died young.  

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

One family of Doirons who immigrated from France in 1785 went not to the river above New Orleans or to upper Bayou Lafourche but chose to go to the Attakapas District, west of the Atchafalaya Basin:

Jean-Baptiste Doiron, age 40, wife Marie-Blanche Bernard, age 43, and five of their children--Marie-Hippolythe-Honoré, age 17, Rose-Luce, called Luce, age 13, Amable-Ursule, called Ursule, age 6, Louis-Toussaint, called Toussaint, age 4, and Jean-Charles, age 2--sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in late August.  They joined Marie-Blanche's relatives on upper Bayou Teche and established a western branch of the Doiron family:

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON (c1745-1809; Jean, Pierre)

Jean-Baptiste, son of Paul Doiron and Marguerite Michel, was born probably at Pigiguit in c1745.  His family moved to Île St.-Jean when he was very young, and they were living at Rivière du Nord-est when they were deported to Le Havre, France, in late 1758.  Jean-Baptiste became a carpenter in the mother country and married Marie-Blanche, called Blanche, daughter of fellow Acadians René Bernard and Marguerite Hébert of Chignecto, at Le Havre in January 1766.  He took his family to Poitou in the early 1770s as part of a settlement venture and, after two years of effort, retreated with other Poitou Acadians to the port city of Nantes in October 1775.  They settled at nearby Chantenay.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  Instead of following the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac and Baton Rouge, they chose to go to the Attakapas District, where Blanche had family.  They settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche and had more children in the colony.  Their daughters married into the Begnaud, Bonin, Durio, Landry, and Melançon families.  Jean Baptiste died at his home on Bayou Teche in March 1809; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 66 years old when he died.  Only two of his five sons created families of their own.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste-Cesar, baptized at Cenan, Poitou, France, age unrecorded, in May 1775, evidently died young in France.  

2

Jean-Louis, baptized at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, age unrecorded, in March 1777, died at Nantes, age 9 months, in December 1777.

3

Louis-Toussaint, called Toussaint, baptized at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, age unrecorded, in November 1781, died at Attakapas in August 1800.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.

4

Jean-Charles, baptized at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, age unrecorded, in July 1784, married Louise, called Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Claude Broussard dit Beauseoleil and his first wife Louise Hébert of lower Vermilion, at Attakapas in May 1806.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Edmond was born at La Pointe in March 1807, Édouard in January 1816, and Rosémond in July 1811.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Jean Charles's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in January 1845; he would have been 61 years old that year.  

4a

Edmond married Marie Arsène, called Arsène, Bennet, Bonner, or Bonnet.  They settled in Calcasieu Parish and had sons named Cyprien le jeune, Michel, and Valéry.  They may also have had sons named Charles, Edward, and Valmond.  

During the War of 1861-65, Valéry served as a cook in Company A(1st) of Daly's/Ragsdale's Battalion Texas Cavalry, recruited heavily in Calcasieu Parish, where it was stationed in 1863 and 1864.  Valéry married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Troisville Breaux, at the Carencro church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1875.  

During the War of 1861-65, Valmond served as a cook in Company A(1st) of Daly's/Ragsdale's Battalion Texas Cavalry.  Valmond married Marie Catherine, called Catherine, Verdin.  Their son Arthur was born near Creole, Cameron Parish, in January 1891.  

During the War of 1861-65, Edward served as a cook in Company A(1st) of Daly's/Ragsdale's Battalion Texas Cavalry.  Edward married fellow Acadian Marie Aucoin.  Their son Paul was born near Creole, Cameron Parish, in May 1892, Jacques in November 1894, and Julien in October 1899.  Their daughter married into the Brown family.  

Michel married Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Clerville Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1874.  Their son Izaac was born near Creole, Cameron Parish, in May 1890, and Michel Abraham in August 1899.  

Cyprien le jeune married Marcellite, daughter of Jean Baptiste Gatt, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1884.  Their son Ambroise was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1885, Joseph Cadet in September 1886, Louis Adam near Creole, Cameron Parish, in September 1890 but died at age 2 1/2 in January 1893, Ambrose was born near Hackberry, Cameron Parish, in January 1895, and Madison Simon in February 1897.  

4b

Édouard died in St. Martin Parish in November 1836.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

4c

Rosémond married fellow Acadian Louisa Dugas by the 1850s.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the late 1860s.  Their son Edmond was born "more or less in Lafayette" Parish between 1890 and 1895.  

5

Youngest son Cyprien, born at La Pointe in August 1789, "married" Annette _____.  Their son Gérard or Girard was born probably in St. Martin Parish in c1848.  Cyprien also "married" Marie Rose, called Rose, Landry.  They had a son named Victor.  Their daughter married into the Roy family.  In November 1850, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 4 slaves--4 males and a female, all black, ranging in age from 35 to 12--on Cyprien Doyron's farm.  In June 1860, when Cyprien would have been in his early 70s, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 3 slaves--2 males and a female, all black, ages 50, 23, and 20--on his farm.  Cyprien's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in July 1876; he would have been 87 years old that year.  

5a

Gérard, by his father's first "wife," married Angélique, also called Célestine Louise, Pierre at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1868.  Gérard died near Breaux Bridge in July 1878; he was only 30 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse that month. 

5b

Victor, by his father's second "wife," married Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of French Creole Edward St. Julien, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1882; Marie's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Victor William, called William, was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1885 but died at age 9 in May 1894, Francis Walter was born in December 1886, James in March 1894, and Joseph in January 1896.  

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By the 1840s, a Doiron family from upper Bayou Lafourche settled in St. Mary Parish on lower Bayou Teche:

Auguste or Augustin DOIRON (c1790-1845; Jean, Thomas)

Auguste or Augustin, seventh and youngest son of Jacques Doiron and Anne-Josèphe Breau of St.-Suliac, France, born probably on upper Bayou Lafourche in c1790, married Anne Marie, called Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Daigle and Marie Dugas, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in 1812.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Bertrand (French Creole, not Acadian), Comeaux, and Daigle families.  They moved from the upper Lafourche to lower Bayou Teche by the 1840s.  Auguste's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in January 1845; he would have been in his mid-50s that year. 

1

Older son Jean Baptiste Auguste, born in Assumption Parish in December 1812, married Basilise, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Aucoin and Victoire Arcement, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Désiré Ulgère was born in Assumption Parish in March 1836, and Augustave in April 1839.  They probably followed his father to lower Bayou Teche in the 1840s.  Jean Baptiste Auguste died near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in January 1868; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 53 yrs."; Jean Baptiste Auguste would have been 55; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, later that month. 

2

Younger son Augustin Pierre, born in Assumption Parish in March 1826, may have died young. 

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Other DOIRONs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Doirons in the western parishes with known lines of the family there.  One wonders if they were Afro Creoles who had been owned by Acadian members of the family: 

Gédéon or Dion Doiron married Eulalie Melançon at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Édouard Doiron married Elizabeth Dier and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Elina Doiron gave birth to son François Eugène near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1870.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Marie Doiron gave birth to son Salvator Edward near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in July 1870.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

CONCLUSION

Descendants of Jean Doiron came early to Louisiana--in 1765 and 1768--but if the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to Louisiana in the 1780s, there probably would be no Acadian Doirons in the Bayou State today.  The one male Doiron who came in 1765 and settled at Cabahannocer on the river above New Orleans had only one son, who died young.  Perhaps also in 1765, a Doiron, her second husband, a daughter from her first marriage, and a stepson came to Louisiana directly from French St.-Domingue.  They also settled at Cabahannocer.  The three Doirons who came from Maryland in early 1768 were three sisters who married on the river, but, again, no Doiron family lines came of it.  Not until the late 1780s were family lines established in the colony that survived beyond the second generation.  By the mid-1790s, three centers of family settlement had emerged:  the first and largest along the river around Baton Rouge, especially in West Baton Rouge Parish; a second, small one along upper Bayou Teche; and a third, equally small one, on Bayou Lafourche that eventually spread south to the Terrebonne country.  During the antebellum and post-war periods, several families moved from the Lafourche valley and the river to Bayou Teche, while others from the Teche valley moved out into the open prairies and marshes of Vermilion, Calcasieu, and Cameron parishes.  However, the largest family center remained in the Baton Rouge area.  

No non-Acadian Doirons appear in Louisiana church records during the colonial and antebellum periods.  Most, if not all, of the Doirons of South Louisiana, then, are descendants of Jean of Minas, perhaps the only exception being Afro Creoles once owned by members of the family and who chose to retain the family's name. 

Judging by the number of slaves they owned during the late antebellum period, the Doirons participated only peripherally in the South's antebellum plantation economy.  One Doiron in West Baton Rouge Parish owned 10 slaves in 1850, and several of his kinsmen who lived nearby owned a few, but none of them appear as slave holders in the 1860 federal slave census.  None of the Doirons in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley appear to have been slave owners.  Only one of their cousins on the western prairies owned slaves.  

Nearly a dozen Doirons served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65, and four of their cousins, probably brothers from Calcasieu Parish, served in a Texas cavalry unit.  At least two Doirons, one from the upper Lafourche and the other from the river, lost their lives in Confederate service.  Édouard Doiron, probably from Assumption Parish, was conscripted into Company C of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery in October 1862.  When his unit surrendered at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in July 1863, Édouard, along with most of the other conscripts in the regiment, refused parole.  The Federals sent them to the Gratiot Street Military Prison in St. Louis, Missouri, on their way to confinement at Camp Morton, Indiana.  Édouard died at Gratiot Street Prison in late July and was buried in grave #9682, Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, outside of St. Louis.  Meanwhile, Louis Oscar, son of Joseph Doiron, fils of West Baton Rouge Parish, was serving in the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry when he died of disease in the hospital at Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi, in July 1863.  Several Doirons from the river and the Lafourche valley survived their time in Federal prisoner of war camps after being captured in Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

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

The family's name also is spelled Darzoin, Deuaron, Doiran, Doirant, D'Oiron, Douairon, Douaison, Douaron, Douerand, Doyron, Duaron, Duarron, Duron, Louaron.  [See Book Ten for the family's Louisiana "begats"]

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, East Baton Rouge, St. Martin, & West Baton Rouge parishes; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, St. Martin Parish; Arsenault, Généalogie, 505, 952-53, 1374-82, 1482-84, 2333-34, 2471-73; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A: 9, 27, 86, 101-02, 109, 115, 120-21; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 113-14, 559; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-C, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, CD; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 18-19, 28, 30, 99, 156, 158, 184, 186, 217, 233-37, 253, 258; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family Nos. 9, 14, 15, 16; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 24; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 68, 69, 77, 116; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 34-35; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 54-57; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 265-76; White, DGFA-1, 513-26; White, DGFA-1 English, 109-112.  

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Agathe DOIRON 01 Feb 1768 Natz born c1738; daughter of Alexandre DOIRON & Anne VINCENT; sister of Élisabeth & Pélagie; exiled to MD 1755, age 17; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Agathe DOUAIRON, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 30; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, name illegible, called "son," age 30, with widowed mother, sisters, & orphan Juan LANFAN; married, age 30, Joseph, son of Antoine AMACHE & Catherine MATARASTE of Naples, Italy, 9 Mar 1768, probably San Luìs de Natchez
Alexandre DOIRON 02 Jul 1785 StG, BR born c1739, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Thomas DOIRON & Anne GIROUARD; brother of Jacques; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 12; deported from either Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Duke William 1758, arrived St.-Malo 1 Nov 1758, called Alexandre DOUERAND, fils [of Thomas DOUERAND], no age given; day laborer; at St.-Suliac, France, 1763; married, age 24, Ursule, daughter of François HÉBERT & Isabelle BOURG of Cobeguit, 23 Jan 1763, Pleslin, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 47, head of family; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Alexandro DUARON, with 6 persons in his family, 6 barrels corn, 1 barrel rice; died [buried] probably Baton Rouge 2 Oct 1793, age 55
Amable-Ursule DOIRON 03 Aug 1785 Atk baptized 11 May 1779, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; called Ursule; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & Marie-Blanche BERNARD; sister of Jean-Charles, Louis-Toussaint, Marie-Hippolythe-Honoré, & Rose-Luce; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 6; married, age 29, (1)Jean, son of Amand LANDRY & Marguerite MELANÇON of Côte Gelée, 19 Jan 1808, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; married, age 60, (2)Simon DURIO of Grand Coteau, a widower,16 Apr 1839, Vermilionville; died Lafayette Parish 13 Mar 1842, age 62; succession record dated 25 Apr 1842, Lafayette Parish courthouse; succession record (sale of slaves) dated 7 May 1842, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Anne-Appoline DOIRON 04 Aug 1785 BR?, StJ born c1738, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Paul dit Grand Paul DOIRON & Marguerite MICHEL; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Blanche, & Rose; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Anne Appoline, age 15; married (1)Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean-Baptiste CHESNAY dit LA GARENNE & Anne POTIER of Île St.-Jean, either Île St.-Jean or France; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758, age 20; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Anne DOIRON, with husband Jean LA GARENNE & no children; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 46; moved to St.-Jacques; on list of Acadians at St.-Jacques, 1788, called Anna DOIRON, widow LAGARELLE, with 2 others & 4 1/2 barrels corn; married, age 58, (2)Joseph, son of Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT, & widower of Marie LANDRY, 27 Feb 1797, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. James Parish 30 Jun 1807, age 72[sic], a widow
Anne-Dorothée DOIRON 05 Aug 1785 BR, StG born & baptized 30 Jun 1761, St.-Énogat, France; daughter of Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAUX; sister of Jean-Baptiste & Marguerite-Josèphe; at St.-Énogat 1761-65; at Belle-Île-en-Mer 1765-67; married, age 22, Jean-Pierre, son of Pierre HÉBERT & Anne BENOIT, & widower of Marguerite MOLAISON, 24 Mar1784, Paimboeuf, France; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, Sep 1784, called Anne, with husband & no children; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 34[sic, probably meant 24]; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 3 others; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 28 Nov 1823, age 60[sic]
Élisabeth/Isabelle DOIRON 06 Feb 1768 Natz, StG born c1748, probably Minas; daughter of Alexandre DOIRON & Anne VINCENT; sister of Agathe & Pélagie; exiled to MD 1755, age 7; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Élizabeth DOUAIRON, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 20; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Isabel, age 20, with widowed mother, siblings, & orphan Juan LANFAN; married, age 20, Vincent of Vigo, Galicia, Spain, son of Dominique ST. PIERRE & Caietana POTERESSE, 20 Jun 1768, probably San Luìs de Natchez; moved to St.-Gabriel; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 20 Aug 1791, age 43
Françoise-Josèphe DOIRON 07 Nov 1785 Asp, Atk born & baptized 21 Apr 1768, St.-Énogat, France; daughter of Alexis-Grégoire DOIRON & Hélène AUCOIN; sister of Marie-Victoire; at St.-Énogat 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & unnamed sister; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 17, with family of stepfather Louis DANTIN; married, age 18, Jean-Louis, son of Pierre BAUDOIN or BODIN & Anne MASSONET of Noiremoutier, Normandy, France, 28 Jan 1787, St.-Gabriel; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 20, with husband Jean BODIN age 25, no children, 6 arpents & 15 qts. corn; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 23, with husband Jean-Louis BODIN age 28, no children, 0 slaves, 5 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 20 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 5 swine; moved to Attakapas District
Isaac-Alexandre DOIRON 09 Jul 1785 StG, BR born & baptized 30 Oct 1767, Pleslin, France; son of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT; brother of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph, Madeleine, Marie-Rose, & Mathurin; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 16; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Isaac DUARON, with no one else in his household, 1 1/2 barrels corn, 0 units rice; married, age 44, Renée-Eulalie, daughter of Isaac HÉBERT & Marie DAIGLE, 24 May 1812, Baton Rouge
Jacques dit Jacob DOIRON 10 Aug 1785 Asp born c1742, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Thomas DOIRON & Anne GIROUARD; brother of Alexandre; at Rivière-du-Nord Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 10; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Duke William 1758, arrived St.-Malo 1 Nov 1758, called Jacob DOUERAND, no age given; sailor; at St.-Servan, France, 1758-59; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-66; married, age 23, Anne-Josèphe, daughter of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG of Cobeguit, 8 Jul 1765, St.-Suliac; at St.-Servan 1766-72; at St.-Suliac 1772; in Poitou, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 40[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, 2 hatchets, 3 each of axe & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 46, with wife Anne age 40, sons Jean age 17, Joseph age 16, daughter Ursulle[Olivie] age 15, 6 arpents, 40 qts. rice, 11 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 3 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 46[sic], with wife Anne age 43, sons Jean age 23, Joseph age 21, daughters Ursulle age 19, Marie age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 2 horses, 15 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Santiago, age 58[sic], with wife Ana age 50, sons Josef age 25, Agustin age 5, & daughter Maria[-Madeleine] age 8; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 69[sic], with wife Anne age 51, sons Joseph age 26, & Augustin age 6, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 58[sic], with wife Anne age 52, sons Joseph age 27, Augustin age 7, & daughter Marie[-Madeleine] age 10, 4/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 19 Oct 1810, age 68
Jean DOIRON 12 Aug 1785 BR, StG born Mar 1730, L'Assomption, Pigiguit; sometimes called Pierre; son of Louis DOIRON & Marguerite BARRILLEAUX; plowman; married, age 25, Anne, daughter of Alexandre THIBODEAUX & Françoise BENOIT, 20 Jan 1752, Port-La-Joye, Île St.-Jean; at Grande-Anse, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Jean DOUARON, age 25[sic], with wife & no children; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Jean DOUERAND, frère d'Alexis, age 32[sic]; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, with no wife, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 57[sic], widower, head of family; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 13 Jul 1786, age 56, a widower
Jean-Baptiste DOIRON 13 Jul 1785 StG, BR baptized 30 May 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT; brother of Isaac-Alexandre, Joseph, Madeleine-Ursule, Marie-Rose, & Mathurin-Luc; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 2; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 21, Angélique, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie-Marguerite RICHARD, 20 Aug 1804, Baton Rouge; died [buried] Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, 5 Jul 1851, age 66[sic #
Jean-Baptiste DOIRON 14 Aug 1785 Atk born c1743, probably Pigiguit; son of Paul dit Grand Paul DOIRON & Marguerite MICHEL; brother of Anne-Appoline, Marguerite-Josèphe, Marie-Blanche, & Rose; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 8; deported from Île St.-Jean to Le Havre, France, 1758, age 13; carpenter; married, age 23, Marie-Blanche, called Blanche, daughter of René BERNARD & Marguerite HÉBERT of Chignecto, 7 Jan 1766, Le Havre, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jean-Bte. DOIRON, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 45[sic], head of family; settled La Grand Pointe, Attakapas District; died "at his residence" on Bayou Teche, St. Martin Parish, 22 Mar 1809, age 66
Jean-Baptiste DOIRON 15 Dec 1785 BR born & baptized 12 Apr 1760, St.-Énogat, France; son of Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAUX; brother of Anne-Dorothée & Marguerite-Josèphe; at St.-Énogat 1760-65; at Belle-Île-en-Mer 1765-67; sailor; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sister; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 25, listed singly [his widowed father & his sisters crossed on Le Beaumont]; married, age 27, Anne-Laurance, daughter of Charles GUIDRY & his first wife Adélaïde-Madeleine HÉBERT, 17 Dec 1787, probably Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Juan Bta. DUARON, with 2 unnamed persons in his family, 1 1/2 barrels corn, 1/4 qt. rice
Jean-Charles DOIRON 16 Aug 1785 Atk baptized 1 Jul 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & Marie-Blanche BERNARD; brother of Amable-Ursule, Louis-Toussaint, Marie-Hippolythe-Honoré, & Rose-Luce; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 2; settled Grande Pointe; married, age 22, Louise, daughter of Claude BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & his first wife Louise HÉBERT dit Manuel of lower Vermilion, 6 May 1806, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; succession record dated 31 Jan 1845, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Jean-Jacques DOIRON 11 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 31 Aug 1768, St.-Servan, France; son of Jacques DOIRON & Anne-Josèphe BREAUX; brother of Martine, Simon-Joseph, & Ursule-Olive; at St.-Servan 1768-72; at St.-Suliac, France, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 17; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 17[sic, probably 19/20] with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 23, with parents & siblings; married, age 24, Marguerite-Josèphe, daughter of Ambroise DUGAS & Marie-Victoire PITRE of Nantes, France, 16 Apr 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 27, with wife Margarita age 19, & daughter Ursula age 2; Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 24[sic], with wife Margueritte age 20, daughters Ursulle age 3, Angélique age 1, & [aunt] Luce BREAUX, Widow, age 41, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 30, with wife Margueritte age 23, & daughter Ursulle age 5, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves
Joseph DOIRON 17 Jul 1785 StG, BR baptized 20 Nov 1777, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT; brother of Isaac-Alexandre, Jean-Baptiste, Madeleine-Ursule, Marie-Rose, & Mathurin-Luc; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 7; moved to Baton Rouge district; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married Marie, daughter of Antoine LABAUVE & Anne VINCENT, probably Baton Rouge
Louis-Toussaint DOIRON 19 Aug 1785 Atk baptized 2 Nov 1781, St.-Martin de Chantenay, France; called Toussaint; son of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & Marie-Blanche BERNARD; brother of Amable-Ursule, Jean-Charles, Marie-Hippolythe-Honoré, & Rose-Luce; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 3; never married; died [buried] Attakapas 8 Aug 1800, age 19
Madeleine-Ursule DOIRON 20 Jul 1785 StG, BR, Atk? born & baptized 5 Aug 1765, Pleslin, France; daughter of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT; sister of Isaac-Alexandre, Jean-Baptiste, Joseph, Marie-Rose, & Mathurin-Luc; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 19; moved to Baton Rouge district; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 34, Daniel, son of Claude BENOIT & Élisabeth/Isabelle THÉRIOT, & widower of Henriette LEGENDRE, c1799, Baton Rouge
Marguerite DOIRON 21 1765 StJ daughter of Pierre DOIRON & Marie BOURGEOIS; sister of Olivier; arrived LA 1765, age unrecorded, probably from French-Domingue; in Cabanocé census, 1766, probably the girl in the household of Pedro DOIRON; not in the Cabanocé census of 1769, so she may have died young
Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON 22 Aug 1785 BR, Asp born c1735; daughter of Paul dit Grand Paul DOIRON & Marguerite MICHEL; sister of Anne-Appoline, Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Blanche, & Rose; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Margueritte-Joseph, age 17; married Jean-Baptiste DUGAS, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to France 1758, age 23; at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 1759-64; at Île d'Aix, La Rochelle, France, 1765-66; at Rochefort, France, 1770; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Marguerite DOIRON, widow Jean-Bte. DUGAS, with unnamed 3 sons; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 50, widow, listed singly; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, Jul 1788, called Maria Josèphe DOUAISON (DOUGA), widow, with 1 unnamed child; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe DOIRON widow DUGA, age 57, with family of son Claude-Bernard DUGA
Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON 23 Aug 1785 BR, StG born 29 Feb 1764, baptized next day, St.-Énogat, France; daughter of Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAUX; sister of Anne-Dorothée & Jean-Baptiste; at St.-Énogat 1764-76; at Belle-Île-en-Mer 1765-67; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & brother; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 20, traveled with father & orphan Paul DAIGLE; married, age 21, (1)Victor, son of Olivier DAIGLE & Marie-Blanche LEBLANC, 8 May 1786, probably Manchac; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; moved to St.-Gabriel; married, age 35, (2)Joseph, fils, son of Joseph TRAHAN & Anne GRANGER of Morlaix, France, 7 Jan 1800, St.-Gabriel
*Marie DOIRON 24 1765 StJ born c1737; daughter of Jean DOIRON & Anne LEBLANC; married (1)Pierre BOUCHER, probably Chignecto; deported from Chignecto to SC aboard sloop Dolphin 13 Oct 1765, arrived Charleston 19 Nov 1765, age 18; married, age 24, (2)Pierre, son of Philippe LAMBERT & Marie-Madeleine BOUDREAUX of Chignecto, widower of Marguerite ARCENEAUX & _____, & brother of her brother Joseph's wife Anne, c1761, SC; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, called Marie DOIRON, wife, no age given, with husband, 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 stepson, & 3 DOIRON orphans; probably emigrated to French St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, c1763; arrived LA 1765 probably from St.-Domingue, age 28; not in the Cabanocé census of 1766; second marriage blessed, 5 May 1766, Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Marie DERON, age 40, with husband, 4 sons, 1 stepson, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 5 others; died [buried] Convent, St. James Parish, 1 Dec 1809, age 80[sic]
Marie-Blanche DOIRON 25 Aug 1785 BR born c1742, Pigiguit; called Blanche; daughter of Paul dit Grand Paul DOIRON & Marguerite MICHEL; sister of Anne-Appoline, Jean-Baptiste, Marguerite-Josèphe, & Rose; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Blanche, age 10; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758, age 16; married (1)Bonaventure THIBODEAUX, probably Cherbourg, France; married, age 18, (2)Sylvain, fils, son of Sylvain AUCOIN & Catherine AMIREAU, & widow of Rose HENRY, 5 Feb 1760, Très-Ste.-Trinité, Cherbourg, France; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; married, age 32, (3)Jacques, fils, son of Jacques MOLAISON & Cécile MELANÇON of Cap-Sable, 7 May 1774, St.-Jean l'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, France; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie DOIRON, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 41[sic]; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 3 children
Marie-Geneviève DOIRON 08 Jul 1785 StG, BR born & baptized 26 Jul 1764, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne, France; called Geneviève, daughter of Séverin DOIRON & Geneviève LEBLANC; arrived at St.-Malo, France, from Boulogne 28 May 1766 aboard brigantine Le Hazard; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, listed singly; married Jean-Baptiste, son of Eustache LEJEUNE & his first wife Marie CARRET, early 1780s, France; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 19; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 2 children
Marie-Hippolythe-Honoré DOIRON 26 Aug 1785 Atk born & baptized 13 Jul 1768, Notre-Dame, Le Havre, France; called Marie-Honorine or Honorine; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & Marie-Blanche BERNARD; sister of Amable-Ursule, Jean-Charles, Louis-Toussaint, & Rose-Luce; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 17; married, age 18, François son of Michel BEGNAUD & Françoise-Thibaut BOURGEOIS of Montlae, Nantes, 13 Feb 1786, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died at her home at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, 24 Sep 1830, age 66[sic], buried same day "in the parish cemetery"
Marie-Pélagie DOIRON 33 Aug 1785 BR, StJ? born c1755; called Pélagie; married Joseph, fils, son of Joseph LALANDE & Françoise LAPIERRE, c1772, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775 [husband absent]; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Pélagie DOIRON, widow Jean[sic] LALANDE, with 1 son & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 31, widow, head of family
Marie-Rose DOIRON 27 Jul 1785 StG, BR born 22 Nov 1763, baptized next day, Pleslin, France; daughter of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT; sister of Isaac-Alexandre, Jean-Baptiste, Joseph, Madeleine-Ursule, & Mathurin-Luc; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 21; married, age 21, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC, 10 Oct 1785, St.-Gabriel, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband Juan TEMPLE, 1 other, 3 barrels corn, 1/4 qt. rice; died [buried] St. Gabriel 1 May 1817, age 52[sic]
Marie-Victoire DOIRON 28 Nov 1785 Asp born 1 Oct 1772, baptized next day, St.-Énogat, France; called Victoire; daughter of Alexis-Grégoire DOIRON & Hélène AUCOIN; sister of Françoise-Josèphe; 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 & unnamed sister; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 12, with family of stepfather Louis DANTIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 15, an orphan with stepfather Louis DANTAIN & 3 stepsisters; married, age 18, Jean-Louis, son of Étienne HÉBERT & his first wife Marie LAVERGNE, 12 Jun 1791, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Marie, age 23, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 24, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 27[sic], with 2 sons, & 1 daughter
*Martina/Martine DOIRON 29 Aug 1785 Asp sailed to LA on La Bergère; born 13 Jun 1785, aboard ship; daughter of Jacques DOIRON & Anne BREAUX; sister of Jean-Jacques, Joseph, & Ursule-Olive; baptized 29 Aug 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family arrived in LA; not in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788, 1791, &1795 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young
Mathurin-Luc DOIRON 30 Jul 1785 StG, BR born & baptized 8 Oct 1772, Pleslin, France; son of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT; brother of Isaac-Alexandre, Jean-Baptiste, Joseph, Madeleine-Ursule, & Marie-Rose; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 12; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 27, Marguerite, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie-Marguerite RICHARD, 3 Jun 1800, Baton Rouge
Olivier DOIRON 31 1765 StJ born c1764; son of Pierre DOIRON & Marie BOURGEOIS; brother of Marguerite; arrived LA 1765, age 1, probably from French-Domingue; in Cabanocé census, 1766, probably the boy in the household of Pedro DOIRON; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Ollivier, age 5, with parents; not in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, so he may have died young
Pélagie DOIRON 32 Feb 1768 Natz, StG, StJ born c1752, probably Minas; daughter of Alexandre DOIRON & Anne VINCENT; sister of Agathe & Élisabeth; exiled to MD 1755, age 3; in report on Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Pélagie DOUAIRON, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 16; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luis de Natchez, 1768, age 16, with widowed mother, siblings, & orphan Juan LANFAN; married, age 16, (1)Antoine of Florida, son of Jean RODRIGUEZ & Marie GONZALES, 20 Jun 1768, probably San Luìs de Natchez; moved to St.-Gabriel; married, age 25, (2)Joseph, fils, son of Joseph LEBLANC & Élisabeth GAUDET, & widow of Marguerite LEBLANC, 9 Jul 1787, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. James Parish 4 Oct 1819, age 64[sic], a widow
Pierre DOIRON 34 1765 StJ born c1733; married Marie BOURGEOIS; arrived LA 1765, age 32, probably from French St.-Domingue; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanoce Militia, called Pedro DOIRON, with 1 woman, 1 boy, & 1 girl in his household; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 93, left [east] bank, called Pierre DARZOIN, age 36, with wife Marie age 35, & son Ollivier age 5
*Rose DOIRON 35 Aug 1785 BR born c1750, probably Pigiguit; called Rosalie; daughter of Paul dit Grand Paul DOIRON & Marguerite MICHEL; sister of Anne-Appoline, Jean-Baptiste, Marguerite-Josèphe, & Marie-Blanche; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Roze, age 2; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758, age 8; lacemaker; married, age 14, (1)Joseph, son of Charles BOURG & Marguerite LANDRY, 8 Jan 1764, Notre-Dame, Le Havre, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; married, age 25, (2)Jean-Baptiste, son of Robert LOISELEUR & Marguerite LEGENDRE of Châtellerault, France, 21 Aug 1775, Targe, France; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband & no children; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, no age given, listed singly; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Rosa DUARON, no age given, with no one else in her household, 0 units corn, 0 units rice; died [buried] Baton Rouge 8 Jan 1808, age 58
Rose-Luce DOIRON 36 Aug 1785 Atk born c1772, probably Le Havre, France; called Luce or Lucie; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & Marie-Blanche BERNARD; sister of Amable-Ursule, Jean-Charles, Louis-Toussaint, & Marie-Hippolythe-Honoré; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 13; married, age 17, Dominique-Jean or Jean-Dominique dit Minique, son of Honoré MELANÇON & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, 23 May 1789, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; succession record dated 9 Jun 1859, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Simon-Joseph DOIRON 18 Aug 1785 Asp born 5 Apr 1770, baptized next day, St.-Servan, France; called Joseph, son of Jacques DOIRON & Anne-Josèphe BREAUX; brother of Jean-Jacques, Martine, & Ursule-Olive; at St.-Servan 1772; at St.-Suliac, France, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775, called Joseph-Simon; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Joseph, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph, age 21, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 25, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph, age 26, with parents & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph, age 27, with parents & siblings; never married; died [buried] Assumption Parish 13 Dec 1824, age 56[sic]
Ursule-Olive DOIRON 37 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 14 Dec 1771, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jacques DOIRON & Anne BREAUX; sister of Jean-Jacques, Martine, & Simon-Joseph; at St.-Servan 1771-72; at St.-Suliac, France, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 13; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Ursulle, age 15, with parents & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Ursulle, age 19, with parents & siblings; married, age 22, Étienne, son of Marin BOUDREAUX & Pélagie BARRILLEAUX, 3 Mar 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ursula, age 20[sic], with husband & 1 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Ursulle, age 21[sic], with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Ursulle, no surname given, age 26, with husband & 2 sons; died Lafourche Interior Parish 20 Jun 1833, age 62; succession inventory dated 9 Aug 1833, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Agathe DOIRON; BRDR, 1b:5, 64 (PCP-3, 247; PCP-4, 24), her marriage record, calls her Agathe DUARON, native of Halifax, Acadia, gives her & her husband's parents' names, calls her mother Narcisse VINCENT, says his parents were natives of Naples, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Francois Marie _____, P. CLOUET, & Firmin BABIN.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 437.

02.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Alexandre DOUAIRON, & lists him with his wife & 6 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 15, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he, his mother, no age given, 4 siblings--brothers Charles & Jacob[Jacques], & sisters Anne & Marie-Rose, no ages given--as well as a cousin, Charles GIROUARD, his mother's nephew, no age given, survived the crossing, but his father, no age given, 5 siblings--sisters Francoise, Marie, Elizabeth, & Marguerite, & brother Paul, no ages given--& another cousin, Marie BOURG, his father's niece, no age given, died at sea; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Alexandre DOUASON, journalier, age 47, on the embarkation list, Alexandro DOUAISON, on the debarkation list, & Alexandre DOIRON, day laborer, age 47, on the complete listing, says he was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his wife & 6 children, & details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:243 (SGA-8, 17, #90), his death/burial record, calls him Alexandro DOIRON, but does not give the names of his parents or his wife nor his age at the time of his death.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:101; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 525.

Although his burial was recorded at the St.-Gabriel church, he was probably buried at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge district, where he lived.  Although Baton Rouge got its own church in 1793, the year Alexandre DOIRON died, priests from St.-Gabriel often officiated at baptisms, marriages, & burials north of Bayou Manchac, which separated St.-Gabriel from Baton Rouge, & they would have recorded these sacramental acts in the St.-Gabriel church registers.

03.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Ursule [DOUAIRON], & lists her with her parents & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 106, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Amable-Ursule DOIRON, but does not give her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Ursule, sa [Jean DOUAISON's] fille, age 6, on the embarkation list, Yrsula, su [Juan Bautista LOUARON's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Ursule DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste DOIRON's] daughter, age 6, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 15th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her parents & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:237, 428-29 (SM Ch.: v.5, #108), the record of her first marriage, calls her Ursule DOIRON "of Nantes," gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were "of La Pointe" & his parents "of Côte Gelée," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Maurice ABAT, Henry LANDRY, & Célestin PREJEAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:202, 231 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.29), the record of her second marriage, calls her Ursule DOIRON, wid. of Jean LANDRY, calls her husband Simon DURIEAU a widower from GC [Grand Coteau], but does not give her or his parents' names or any witnesses to the marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:147 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #451), her succession record, calls her Ursule DOIRON m. Jean LANDRY, gives her & his death dates, but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:147 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #957), another succession record, calls her Ursule DOIRON & Jean LANDRY, & records "sale of slaves" on 7 May 1842. 

Amable is an unusual first name for a girl.  No wonder she was called Ursule.

04.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Anne DOUAIRON, & list she with her husband & no children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Anne DOUAISON, sa [Jean-Baptiste LAGARENNE's] femme, age 46, on the embarkation list, Ana DUARON, su [Juan Bautista LAGRINE's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Anne DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste LAGARENNE's] wife, age 46, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 20th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her husband & no children; BRDR, 2:47, 243 (SJA-2, 38), the record of her second marriage, calls her Anna Apollina DOIRRONS, widow, gives her & her second husband's parents' names but not the names of their previous spouses, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Aman BABIN, Juan DUHONT, & Estevan JU TEAU; BRDR, 3:293 (SJA-4, 29), her death/burial record, calls he Anne DUHON, age 72 yrs., wid. of Joseph BABIN, nat. of Acadia, places her in the DUHON family section, & does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495, 528.

Did she ever have children?  Who are the 2 others with her at St.-Jacques in 1788?  Did she & her husband go to the Baton Rouge district with the majority of the passengers from Le Beaumont before moving downriver to St.-Jacques a couple of years later, or did they go from New Orleans straight to St.-Jacques?  Very few Acadians who came to LA in 1785 chose to settle at St.-Jacques.  See Appendix.  

05.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Anne-Dorothée, no surname given, & lists her with her husband, called Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, & a daughter; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 271-72, Family No. 334, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Dorothée DOIRON, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Josaphat DOIRON & Francoise AUCOIN, that her family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-65, went to Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765, & was at Bortereau, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, in Feb 1767; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 105, calls her Anne-Dorothée DOIRON, details her marriage, & calls her husband Jean-Pierre HÉBERT; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 92, Family No. 171, calls her Anne-Dorothée DOIRON, says she was born c1762 in the Parish of St.-Énogat, diocese of St.-Malo, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, calling her husband Jean-Pierre HÉBERT, provides the birth/baptismal record of daughter Anne-Marguerite HÉBERT, baptized 21 Jan 1785, Paimboeuf, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Anne-Dorothée, sa [Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT's] femme, age 34, on the embarkation list, Ana Dorotea, su [Juan Bautista ÉBERT's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Anne-Dorothée [DOIRON][sic], his [Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT's] wife, age 34, on the complete listing, says she was in the 10th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her husband & a daughter, details her marriage, calling her husband Jean-Pierre HÉBERT, & including her & her husband's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & says that daughter Anne-Marguerite HÉBERT was baptized in 1785 but gives no place of baptism; BRDR, 4:271 (SGA-8, 116), her death/burial record, calls her Mrs. Jean Pierre HÉBERT, "age 60 yrs.," but does not give her name or her parents' names.

Her parents were married on Île St.-Jean in 1752.  If she was age 34 in 1785, she would have an estimated birth year of c1751, and she could not have been born at St.-Enogat, France, in 1751, so the age given for her on the passenger list of Le Beaumont is way off.  

Her widowed father & a sister were right below her & her husband on the passenger list of Le Beaumont.  

06.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Élisabeth DOIRON; BRDR, 1b:64, 173 (PCP-3, 256; PCP-4, 28), her marriage record, calls her Élisabeth DUARON, says her husband was "native of Bigo, Galice, diocese of Thuy, Spain (Vigo, Galice, diocese of Tuy, intended)," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were native of Acadia, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Antoine RODRIGE, Pélagie DUARON [her sister], & François DIEZ; BRDR, 2:243 (SGA-8, 16), probably her death/burial record, calls her Isabel DOIRON, does not give her parents' names, mention a husband, or give her age at the time of her death.

07.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Francoise DOUAIRON fille de femme [of Louis DENTIN], & lists her with her stepfather, mother, a sister, & 4 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 268-69, Family No. 330, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Françoise-Josèph[sic] DOIRON, gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Josephat DOIRON & Françoise AUCOIN, & says her family resided at St.-Enogat from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 34, Family No. 68, calls her Françoise [DOIRON], 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 Françoise [DOIRON], gives her parents' & stepfather's names, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 73-73, calls her François(sic) DOUAISON, fille de la femme [of Louis DENTIN], age 17, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Françoise DOIRON, daughter of the wife [of Louis DANTIN], age 17, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with her stepfather, mother, a sister, & 4 stepsisters; BRDR, 2:66, 243 (SGA-14, 8), her marriage record, calls her Francisca DOIRON, calls her husband Juan Luis BAUDEN, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were from Normandy, France, & gives no witnesses to the marriage.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501. 

08.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Genneviève DOUAIRON, & list her with her husband & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 274, Family No. 338, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Geneviève DOIRON, gives her parents' names, does not give her godparents' names, & says she & her parents "arrived at St. Malo from Boulogne on May 28, 1766 on the Brigantine, Le Hazard" & lived at St.-Servan from 1766-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 7-8, calls her Genneviève DOUAISON, sa [Jean Bte LEJEUNE's] femme, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, & calls her Geneviève DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE's] wife, age 19, on the complete listing, says she was in the 19th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband, & details the baptism of birth of 2 of her sons, Eusèbe & Zeno LEJEUNE, born in LA; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, does not include her on the embarkation list, calls her Elena DOWISON, su [Juan Bautista EL JOVEN's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Hélène DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE's] wife, no age given, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 35th/36th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband Juan Bautista EL JOVEN/Jean-Baptiste LEJEUNE.

Her mother's name also can be found in the baptismal record of daughter Eliza LEJEUNE, dated 19 Jun 1803, in BRDR, 2:495 (SJO-1, 211).

09.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Isaac [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Isaac, son [Alexandre DOUASON's] fils, age 16, on the embarkation list, Isaac, su [Alexandro DOUAISON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Isaac DOIRON, age 16 on the complete listing, & says that he was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:268, 426 (SJO-3, 122), his marriage record, calls him Isaac DUARON, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were "of Nantes, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Placido BABIN & Daniel BENOIT.

10.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Jacques DOUAIRON, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 15, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he, his mother, no age given, 4 siblings--brothers Charles & Alexandre, & sisters Anne & Marie-Rose, no ages given--as well as a cousin, Charles GIROUARD, his mother's nephew, no age given, survived the crossing, but his father, no age given, 5 siblings--sisters Francoise, Marie, Elizabeth, & Marguerite, & brother Paul, no ages given--& another cousin, Marie BOURG, his father's niece, no age given, died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 270-71, Family No. 333, calls him Jacques DOIRON, & says he was born in c1742 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls him Jacques DOUAIZON, marin, age 40, on the embarkation list, Jaques DOUESON, on the debarkation list, & Jacques DOIRON, sailor, age 40, on the complete listing, says he was in the 44th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, but gives no marriage place, says that daughter Ursule was born in 1771 but gives no birthplace, lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA, & says he owned 6 arpents of land but does not say when or where; BRDR, 3:270 (ASM-3, 63), his death/burial record, calls him Santiago DOIRON, age 68 yrs. of Acadia, married to Ana Josefa BRAUX, but does not give his parents' names.   See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:101; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 28, 56, 85, 137, 159.

The ages given for him on the passenger list of La Bergère, in the LA censuses in which he is found, & his burial record vary so much that the age in his burial record, and in the census of 1752, is used here to calculate his estimated birth year.  

11.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Jean [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 270-71, Family No. 333, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Jacques DOIRON, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Charles NAQUIN & Rosalie BRAUD, & that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1766-72, & at St.-Suliac in 1772; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 34-35, Family No. 70; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls him Jean, son [Jacques DOUAIZON's] fils, marin, age 17, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean DOIRON, his [Jacques DOIRON's] son, sailor, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 44th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:243, 258 (ASC-2, 45), his marriage record, calls him Juan DUARON, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were "of St. Malo in France" & hers "of Nantes, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean BERTRAND & Sulia[c] BLANCHARD.

12.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Jean DOUAIRON, & lists him with a daughter & a mineur; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 69, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & his wife, age 31, survived the voyage, but all 4 of their children perished--son Gervaise, age 5, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 13 Feb 1759, son Simon, age 3, died in hospital 8 Feb 1759, & twin infant daughters Modeste & Dorate, age 4 months, died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 56-57, Family No. 105, calls him Jean DOIRON, also known as Pierre, says he was born in 1726 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, says his wife was born in c1731 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she died at age 53 & was buried 9 Dec 1783 at Paimboeuf, provides the marriage record of daughter Anne-Dorothée, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls him Jean DOUAIRON, laboureur, age 57, on the embarkation list, Juan DOUARON, on the debarkation list, & Jean DOIRON, plowman, age 57, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le Beaumont with a daughter & a minor/orphan; BRDR, 2:263 (SGA-8, 4, #13), places him in the DUHON family section, calls him Jean, "widow of Ana TIBODOT, natives of Acadia, Parish of St. Louis, Quebec, Canada," but does not give his parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:115. 

His daughter Anne-Dorothée & her family were right above him and his younger daughter on the passenger list of Le Beaumont.  

13.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Baptiste [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Jean-Bte., son [Alexandre DOUASON's] fils, age 2, on the embarkation list, Juan Baptista, su [Alexandro DOUAISON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, his [Alexandre DOIRON's] son, age 2, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:268, 404 (SJO-3, 46), his marriage record, calls him Juan B. DUARON, gives his & his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro GRANGE & Isaac DUARON [his brother]; BRDR, 7:165 (SJB, Brusly-4, 30), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste DOIRON, age 66 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

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

14.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Jean DOUAIRON, & lists him with his wife & 5 children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1377, profile of Paul DOIRON dit Le Grand Paul in the Pisiguit section, says he was son of Jean [DOIRON] & Marie TRAHAN, & says he & his wife, Marguerite, daughter of François MICHEL & Marguerite MEUNIER, had a son named Jean-Baptiste, born in 1744; Arsenault, 2472, his profile in the LA section, says he was born in c1743, that his parents probablement were Joseph [DOIRON] & Marguerite TILLARD of Cobequid, calls his wife Marie-Blanche BERNARD, does not give her parents' names, says they were married in c1765 but gives no place of marriage, lists their children as Marie-Honorine, born in 1766, Rose-Lucie in c1769, Jean-Charles in c1782, Ursule in c1788, & Cyprien in 1789, but gives no places of birth, says the family lived at Nantes & that he died at St. Martinville on 22 Mar 1809; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 35, Family No. 71, calls him Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, says he was born c1745 but gives no birthplace nor his parents' names, says that he was a carpenter, details his marriage, says they were married c1765 but gives no place of marriage, does not give his wife's parents' names, provides the birth/baptismal record of son Jean-Baptiste-Cesar, baptized 12 May 1775, Cenan, Vienne, whose godparents were Jean-Baptiste DUGAST & Marie-Appolitte DOIRON, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 106, calls him Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, says he was born c1745 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says that he was a carpenter, details his marriage, saying they married c1767 "probably at LeHavre," includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Louis, baptized 5 Mar 1777, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, died age 9 mos. & buried 19 Dec 1777 at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daughter Amable-Ursule, baptized 11 May 1779, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, son Louis-Toussaint, baptized 2 Nov 1781, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & son Jean-Charles, baptized 1 Jul 1784, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls him Jean DOUAISON, charpentier, age 45, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista LOUARON, on the debarkation list, with the note Paso a los Atacapas, & Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, carpenter, age 45, on the complete listing, says he was in the 15th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his wife & 5 children, with the note "this family went on to Attakapas," details his marriage but does not include his or his wife's parents' names or place of marriage, says daughter Émelie was born 26 Oct 1766 but gives no birthplace, & that daughter Marie-Hyolithe-Honoré was born 13 Jul 1768 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:236 (SM Ch.: v.4, #564), his burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste DOIRON "of Nantes, living on Bayou Teych," says he died "at his residence ... at age 66 yrs.," but gives no parents' names nor mentions a wife.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.

Arsenault, 1482, profile of Joseph [DOIRON], husband of Marguerite TILLARD, in the Cobquid section, does not list a son for them named Jean-Baptiste despite Arsenault's note in 2472 that the Jean-Baptiste DOIRON who went to LA was probablement son of this couple.  Arsenault, 1482, also notes that Joseph & Marguerite settled on Île St.-Jean in 1752.  The 1752 census there, in <islandregister.com/1752.html>, shows in the family of Paul dit Le Grand Paul DOUARON & Marguerite MICHEL on the north side of Rivière-du-Nord-Est an 8-year-old son named Jean-Baptiste (born c1744).  Revealingly, the family of Joseph DOUARON & Marie TILLIARD at Pointe-Prime on the island had no son named Jean-Baptiste. 

Why did daughter Émilie, born at Le Havre in Oct 1766, not come to LA with them?  She would have been 19 in 1785.  Did she die young, or did she marry a fellow Acadian or a Frenchman who refused to emigrate to LA?  Note that the Robichaux volumes cited above do not include her with the family in their Poitou venture in the early 1770s, so she probably died young; she would have been 7 years old when her family went to Poitou in 1773, & they certainly would have taken her with them.  For her birth/baptismal record, see Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 113.  

Note also that son Jean-Baptiste-Cesar, born in Poitou in May 1775, also did not go to LA with the family.  He would have been only 10 in 1785, so he, too, must have died young.

Why did Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & his family go to the Attakapas District after they came to LA & not to the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District with the majority of their fellow passengers from Le Beaumont?  Most of the DOIRONs who came to LA did so in 1785.  The only DOIRON family that came earlier was that of Pierre DOIRON, who settled at Cabanocé, now St. James Parish, in 1765.  So Jean-Baptiste did not go to Attakapas to hook up with DOIRON kin; they were not there.  His wife's family is another story.  In 1785, there were 2 Acadian BERNARD families in South LA, both of whom had come to the colony in 1765--the family of Pierre BERNARD, who had settled at Cabanocé, & the family of Pierre's younger brother Michel, who had settled at Attakapas.  So Marie-Blanche BERNARD probably was kin to the BERNARD brothers.  Close enough to Michel BERNARD to have coaxed her husband to move to the same community where he lived?  Remember the tendency of Acadians to live as close to their relatives as possible.

15.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him Jean-Baptiste DOIRON; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 271-72, Family No. 334, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Alexis DOIRON, his uncle, & Jacquemine COUPPE, that his family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-65, went to Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765, & was at Bortereau, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, in Feb 1767; BRDR, 2:243, 263, 338 (PCP-19, 12), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Baptiste DOIRON & DUHON, calls his wife Anne GUEDRY "of St.-Servant, St.-Malo," gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were from St.-Malo, that her parents were residents of "East Baton Rouge Parish," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean GOUDREAU & Pierre GUÉDRY.

Although his marriage was recorded at the Pointe Coupée church, it probably took place at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where his & his wife's families had settled.  The Baton Rouge area did not have a church of its own until 1793, so priests from Pointe Coupée officiated at baptisms, weddings, & burials there until it did. 

For some reason, the editors of BRDR also place his marriage in the DUHON as well as the DOIRON family section.  With this in mind, one wonder if he is the Jean-Baptiste DUHON listed in Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), & Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, who is supposed to have come to LA alone aboard Le Beaumont.  The fellow aboard Le Beaumont may be not Jean-Baptiste DUHON but Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, who missed the ship his family took & came aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships.

16.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Jean-Charles [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 106, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Charles DOIRON, but does not give his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls him Jean-Charles, son [Jean DOUAISON's] fils, age 2, on the embarkation list, Juan Carlos, su [Juan Bautista LOUARON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Charles DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste DOIRON's] son, age 2, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 15th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:131, 236 (SM Ch.: v.5, #55), his marriage record, calls him Jean Charles DOIRON "of Nantes, living at La Pointe," says he was a major son, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says her parents were "of Bayou Vermilion," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Alexis FERRY, Hyacinthe JACQUET, & Louis CHEMIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:147 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1039), his succession record, calls him Jean Charles DOIRON, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his death date.

17.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Joseph [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Joseph, son [Alexandre DOUASON's] fils, age 7, on the embarkation list, Juan[sic], su [Alexandro DOUAISON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Joseph DOIRON, his [Alexandre DOIRON's] son, age 7, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 5 siblings.

18.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Joseph [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls him Joseph, son [Jacques DOUAIZON's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Joseph DOIRON, his [Jacques DOIRON's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 44th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 4:172 (ASM-3, 180), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph DOIRON, age 56 yrs., gives his parents' names, but does not mention a wife.

One wonders why he never married.  

19.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Louis-Toussaint [DOURAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 106, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Louis-Toussaint DOIRON, gives his parent's names, but does not give his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls him Louis-Toussaint, son [Jean DOUAISON's] fils, age 3, on the embarkation list, Luis Santos, su [Juan Bautista LOUARON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Louis-Toussaint DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste DOIRON's] son, age 3, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 15th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A (SM Ch.: v.4, #209), his death/burial record, calls him Toussaint DOIRON "of Acadia and living in this parish, single person," gives his parents' names, & says he was 19 years old when he died.

20.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Magdelaine [DOURAIRON], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Magdeleine, sa [Alexandre DOUASON's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, Magdalena, su [Alexandro DOUAISON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Magdelaine DOIRON, his [Alexandre DOIRON's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & 5 siblings.

I have not found her marriage record.  Evidence of her marriage is from the baptismal record of Joseph BENOIT, dated 27 May 1803, in BRDR, 2:71 (SJO-1, 204), which lists the boy's parents as Daniel [BENOIT] & Magdalena DUARON (DOIRON), the paternal grandparents as Lodio [Claude] BENOIT & Madalena TERRIO of Acadia, & the maternal grandparents as Alexandro DOIRON & Ursula EBERRE (HÉBERT) of Acadia.  Madeleine was 17 years younger than her husband, who had lost 2 children, including a son, in France, & had taken only a daughter with him to LA.  Their child, gender unrecorded, died at Baton Rouge a month after its birth in August 1800.  This helps pinpoint the date of their marriage.  See BRDR, 2:71 (SJO-4, 19).  The line of Daniel BENOIT in LA, then, comes thru Madeleine, not his first wife Henriette LEGENDRE.  

Daniel BENOIT, described as "native of Acadie, married in his last wedding to Magdelaine DOIRON," died "at his daughter's home René[e] BENOIT wife of Antoine MALLET" in St. Martin Parish, age "about 84 years," in December 1825.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:58 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1741).  Was Madeleine still alive?  Did she live also in St. Martin Parish?

21.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Marguerite DOIRON.

22.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Margueritte-Josèphe DOUAIRON veuve DUGAST, & lists her singly; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Margueritte-Josèphe DOUAISON veuve DUGAST, age 50, on the embarkation list, Margarita DOUARON viuda DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON widow DUGAST, age 50, on the complete listing, says she was in the 21st "Family" aboard Le Beaumont with no one else, details her marriage but does not give her or her husband's parents' names, says son Jean-Baptiste [DUGAT] was born 22 Jan 1770 but gives no birthplace, that son Jean-Pierre [DUGAT] was born 4 Jul 1764 but gives no birthplace, that son Pierre [DUGAT] was born 26 Sep 1766 but gives no birthplace, & that son Jean-Marie-Alexis [DUGAT] was born 7 Jun 1763 but gives no birthplace.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 179; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501, 527.

The baptismal records of 5 of her DUGAS sons, found in Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 123-25, help pinpoint the family's movements in France:  The baptismal record of son Claude-Bernard DUGAS, dated 19 Nov 1759, calls her Marguerite-Josèphe DOUAIGRAIN, says both she & her husband were d'Acadie refugies en France, that her son was baptized at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, & his godparents were Claude DUGAS & Marie-Catherine STRICQ.  The baptismal record of son Jean-Marie-Alexis DUGAS, dated 7 Jun 1763, calls her Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON, says he was baptized at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, & that his godparents were Alexis LAVACHE & Marguerite-Susanne AUCOIN.  The baptismal record of son Jean-Pierre DUGAS, dated 4 Jul 1764, calls her Marie-Josèphe DOIRON, says he was baptized at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, but does not gives his godparents' names.  The baptismal record of son Pierre DUGAS, dated 26 Sep 1766, calls her Marguerite-Joseph DOIRON, says her husband was originaire de l'Acadie, says her son was baptized at Île d'Aix, La Rochelle, & that his godparents were Mathurin TRAHAN & Marie-Anne AUCOIN, tous deux originaires de l'Acadie.  The baptismal record of son Jean-Baptiste DUGAS, dated 22 Jan 1770, calls her Marie-Josèphe DOIRON, says her husband was a sailor, that her son was baptized at Notre-Dame, Rochefort, & that his godparents were Jean-Baptiste LACOMBE, cordonnier [shoemaker], & Marguerite TRAHAN.  The same pages in Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, include baptismal & burial records of 2 daughters, Marie-Josèphe & Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie DUGAS, that also help pinpoint the family's movements in France.

What happened to her sons born in France?  Judging from the report of Sep 1784, 3 of them were still with her.  So why didn't they go to LA with her?  In 1785, her France-born sons would have been ages 26, 22, 21, 19, & 15.  The oldest son, Claude-Bernard DUGAS, did go to LA, but on another ship.  Is the Jean-Pierre DUGAS, husband of Jeanne CABON, in the 40th Family aboard Le Beaumont, her son, or was he the son of Claude DUGAS & Marguerite SIRE?  Claude's son Jean-Pierre was born at Boulogne-sur-Mer in Mar 1764, 4 months before Joseph's and Marie-Josèphe's son was born in the same city.  See Voorhies, J., p. 501; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 124.

23.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Margueritte-Josèphe [DOUAIRON], & lists her with her widowed father & a mineur; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 271-72, Family No. 334, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Alexis-Grégoire DOIRON (illegible) DAIGLE, that her family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-65, went to Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765, & was at Bortereau, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, in Feb 1767; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Marguerite-Josèphe, sa [Jean DOUAIRON's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, Margarita Josefa, su [Juan DOUARON's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON, daughter [of Jean DOIRON], age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 11th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her widowed father & a minor/orphan; BRDR, 2:219, 263 (SGA-14, 3, #6), the record of her first marriage, calls her Margarita Josefa DUARON, but lists her with the DUHONs, gives her & her first husband's parents' names, says her parents were from St.-Malo, his parents were from England, & lists no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 2:263, 704-05 (SGA-14, 27, #102), the record of her second marriage, calls her Margarita DOVERON, widow of Victor DEGLE, but again lists her with the DUHONs, gives her & her second husband's parents' names, calls her mother Ana LIVODA, says her parents were from St.-Malo, his parents were from Morles in France, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jose LEGON & Miguel GAREY.

Although her first marriage was recorded at the St.-Gabriel church, she probably was married in the Fort Bute area north of Bayou Manchac at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where her family had settled.  There was no church at Baton Rouge until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel would officiate at baptisms, marriages, & burials in the area until Baton Rouge had its own church.  

24.  Not in Wall of Names.  Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, the blessing of her second marriage, calls her Marguerite DOIRON; BRDR, 3:269 (SMI-1, 2a; SMI-8, 4), her death/burial record, calls her Marie DOIRON, age 80 of Acadia, spouse of Pierre LAMBERT, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 234; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 14; De Ville, Acadian Coast, 1779, 19. 

So, looking at her marriage blessing, was her name Marie-Marguerite or Marguerite-Marie?  The name of her parents, her first husband's name, & the estimated date of her second marriage are from the profile of her second husband in White, DGFA-1, 911.  

How else would an Acadian who was in SC in 1763 have come to LA in 1765 except via Haiti?

Why is such a well-documented Acadian immigrant not on the Wall of Names at the Memorial in St. Martinville?

25.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie DOUAIRON, & lists her with her third husband & 3 children; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 16, 113, the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie DOUAIRON d'Acadie et veuve de Bonaventure LIBAUDO or TIBAUDO, calls her second husband Sylvain HAUTCOIN d'Acadie et veuf de Rose HENRY, gives her & his parents' names, calls her father David, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & gives no witnesses to the marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 79-80, Family No. 156, calls her Marie-Blanche DOIRON, says she was born  in 1742 in Pigiguit, gives her parents' & her first 2 husbands' names, details her marriage to Jacques MOULAISON, including his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Rose MOULAISON, baptized 21 Jul 1775, Cenan, Vienne, goddaughter of Étienne MOULAISON (Jacques's younger brother) & Adélaïde DOIRON (her sister?), & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 134, Family No. 244, calls her Marie-Blanche DOIRON, says she was born in 1742 in Pigiguit, gives her parents' & her first 2 husbands' names, details her marriage to Jacques MOULAISON, including his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal records of daughter Marie-Sophie MOULAISON, born & baptized 25 Dec 1776, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, but does not give the godparents' names, & son Jacques MOULAISON, born 27 May 1779, baptized 28 May 1779, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, but does not give the godparents' 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, 38-39, calls her Marie DOUAISON, sa [Jacques MOULAISON's] femme, age 41, on the embarkation list, Maria DOUAIRON, su [Santiago MOULAISON's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie DOIRON, his [Jacques MOULAISON's] wife, age 41, on the complete listing, says she was in the 31st Family on the embarkation list & the 32nd Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her third husband & 3 children, details her third marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says daughter Rose MOULAISON was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505, 527.  

26.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie [DOUAIRON], & lists her with her parents & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 114, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Hypolithe-Honoré DOIRON, calls her father a marinier, calls her mother Marie-Blanche BERTRAN, & says her godparents were Pierre LE ROY, journalier, & Marie-Pélagie DOIRON, aunt; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 35, Family No. 71, calls her Marie-Honorine-Hypolite [DOIRON]; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 106, calls her Marie-Honorine-Hypolite & Marie [DOIRON]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Marie, sa [Jean DOUAISON's] fille, age 17, on the embarkation list, Maria, su [Juan Bautista LOUARON's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marie DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste DOIRON's] daughter, age 17, on the complete listing, says she was in the 15th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her parents & 4 siblings, &, calling her Marie-Hypolithe-Honoré, says she was born 13 Jul 1768 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:41, 249 (SM Ch.: v.3, #98), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Honorine DOIRON "de Havre de Grace, la paroisse de Notre Dame," says she was a minor daughter, gives her & her husband's parents' names, calls her husband Francois BEGUENAU, "de la Paroisse de Montlae, Eveche de Nantes, France," says he was a major son, & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BERARD, & ____ DOIRON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:240 (SM Ch.: v.4, #2085), her death/burial record, calls her Honorine DOIRON "native of this parish, spouse of Francois BEGNAUD, does not give her parents' names, says she was "about 66 years" when she died "at her home at la pointe," & that she was buried "in the parish cemetery."

One wonders if she knew her future husband in Nantes.  

27.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie-Rose [DOUAIRON], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Marie-Rose, sa [Alexandre DOUASON's] fille, age 21, on the embarkation list, Maria Rosa, su [Alexandro DOUAISON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Rose DOIRON, his [Alexandre DOIRON's] daughter, age 21, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:243-44, 686 (SGA-5, 32), her marriage record, calls her Maria DOIRON, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were "of Parish of Plaihain, Diocese of St. Malo de Bretana in France," that his parents were "of Diocese of St. Malo, Province de Bretana in France, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Charles TAMPLE & Pierre ALLAIN; BRDR, 3:269 (SGA-8, 52), her death/burial record, calls her Marie DOIRON, age 52, spouse Jean TEMPLET, but does not give her parents' names.

Fort Bute, Manchac, was north of Bayou Manchac at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.

28.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie DOUAIRON fille de femme [of Louis DENTIN], & lists her with her stepfather, mother, a sister, & 4 stepsisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 268-69, Family No. 330, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Victoire DOIRON, gives her parents' names, does not give her godparents' names, & says her family resided at St.-Enogat from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 34, Family No. 68, calls her Victoire [DOIRON], 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 Marie DOIRON, gives her parents' & stepfather's names, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 73-73, calls her Marie DOUAISON, fille de la femme [of Louis DENTIN], age 12, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie DOIRON, daughter of the wife [of Louis DANTIN], age 12, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 30th Family aboard L'Amitié with her stepfather, mother, a sister, & 4 stepsisters; BRDR, 2:244, 365 (ASC-2, 39), her marriage record, calls her Maria Victoria D'OIRON, does not give her or her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan BOUDRO & Louis DANTIN.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501. 

29.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 4:106, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Martina DUERON, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Gilberto LEONARD & Luisa BROUTIN.  

Judging by her name, she was one of the Acadian children whose honorary godfather was LA Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO.  

30.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Mathurin [DOUAIRON], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Mathurin, son [Alexandre DOUASON's] fils, age 12, on the embarkation list, Maturino, su [Alexandro DOUAISON's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Mathurin DOIRON, his [Alexandre DOIRON's] son, age 12, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 9th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:244 (SJO-3, 26 & 27), his marriage record, calls him Maturin DOIRON, gives & his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Alexis EBER & Baptiste EBER.

Fort Bute, Manchac, was north of Bayou Manchac at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.

31.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Olivier DOIRON.

32.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Pélagie DOIRON; BRDR, 1b:64 (PCP-3, 256; PCP-4, 28), the record of her first marriage, calls her Pélagie DUARON, says her husband was "from Florida," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were native of Acadia, that both his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Élizabeth DUARON [her sister], Vincent ST. PIERRE [her brother-in-law], & François DIEZ; BRDR, 2:264, 468 (SJA-2, 4), the record of her second marriage, calls her Pélagie DOARON, places her in the DUHON family section, does not give her or her husband's parents' names but says they were Acadians, does not mention a previous husband, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Baptista GODRO & Ana DEUON/DUON "of the Parish"; BRDR, 3:294 (SJA-4, 47), her death/burial record, calls her Pélagie DUHON, "age 64 yrs., nat. of France, wid. of Joseph LEBLANC," but does not give her parents' names.  

Despite being placed in the DUHON family section in 2 volumes of BRDR, I am convinced by the records, as are the editors of Wall of Names, that she is a DOIRON, not a DUHON.  

Was the Ana DEUON/DUON who witnessed her second marriage her sister Agathe, who married an Italian serving in the Spanish army? 

Cudos to Connie DeWitte & Stanley LeBlanc for straightening me out on the second marriage. 

33.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Pélagie DOUAIRON veuve LALANDE, & lists her with 2 children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 101-02, Family No. 187, calls her Marie-Pélagie DOIRON, says she was born c1756 but gives no birth place nor her parents' names, details her marriage, calls her husband Joseph LALANDE, says he was born c1746 but does not give his parents' names, says he was a seaman, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Joseph-Edouard LALAND, baptized 23 Jan 1777, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s (but says her husband was absent when they moved to Nantes in Oct 1775) as well as the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Pélagie DOUAISON, veuve LALANDE, age 31, on the embarkation list, Pelagia DOUARON, viuda LA LENDE, on the debarkation list, & Pélagie DOIRON, widow LALANDE, age 31, on the complete listing, says she was in the 19th Family aboard Le Beaumont with 2 children, details her marriage but gives no parents' names or place of marriage, & says daughter Émilie LALANDE was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501.  

The place and date of their marriage is not specified in the records, so I can only guess at it, using the following line of reasoning:  In Oct 1775, when Pélagie took the first convoy from Poitou to the port city of Nantes, she was not only married but had a daughter named Eulalie.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, cited above.  Robichaux does not give the girl's age in 1775, but, considering that Pélagie herself was only 20 at the time, her daughter could not have been more than a year or 2 old.  Robichaux does note that Pélagie's husband was absent when she & Eulalie took the convoy to Nantes in Oct 1775.  Joseph LALANDE was a sailor, not a farmer, so he may have been on a voyage at the time that his wife & daughter left Poitou for Nantes.  Nor does the record answer the question:  Was Pélagie DOIRON an unmarried woman of 18 when she went to the Poitou region in 1773?  She was married in late 1775, when she was 20.  With daughter Eulalie in mind, she would have married her sailor no later than 1774, when she would have been age 19.  

Which one of the sons of family patriarch Pierre LALANDE, alias Blaise des Brousses dit Bonappetit, was husband Joseph LALANDE's father?  The only viable candidate would be the youngest son, Pierre dit Bonappetit, who was born at Pigiguit c1723 and died at Le Havre in September 1768; No other Acadian LALANDE went to France.  See Arsenault, Généalogie, 611-12; White, DGFA-1, 907.  Joseph's estimated birth year of c1746, given in Robichaux, cited above, fits nicely with Pierre dit Bonappetit's age at the time of Joseph's birth, which would have been 23.  Arsenault, pp. 611-12, lists only 2 children for Pierre dit Bonappetit & his wife Marguerite LAPIERRE, son Sylvain, born in 1743, & daughter Francoise, born in 1752, but, considering the source, this does not eliminate Joseph as a possible son.  If Joseph was in fact the son of Pierre dit Bonappetit LALANDE & Marguerite LAPIERRE, he would have been born at Petitcoudiac, where the family first settled, or on one of the Maritime islands--Île St.-Jean, now Prince Edward Island, or Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island--where the family probably moved in the 1740s or early 1750s.  And, at age 12, he would have been deported with his family from one of the islands to Le Havre, France, aboard a British transport in late 1758.  The family arrived at Le Havre in Feb 1759; Joseph would have been almost 13.  See Arsenault, p. 612.  Then again, Joseph LALANDE, husband of Marie-Pélagie DOIRON, may have been a Frenchman, not an Acadian.  Why does the Sep 1784 Spanish report at Nantes in Voorhies, J., cited above, call him Jean & not Joseph?  Was his name Jean-Joseph?  Judging by the baptismal record of son Joseph-Edouard LALANDE in Robichaux, cited above, Joseph died probably in Nantes in the late 1770s or early 1780s.  He was certainly dead by Sep 1784, when wife Pélagie was called a widow.

Pélagie's children were married at St.-Jacques in 1797 & 1803.  Did she take them there after going to the Baton Rouge District with the majority of the passengers from Le Beaumont, or did they go straight to St.-Jacques in late 1785?  When & where did she die?  The records do not do her justice.

34.  Wall of Names, calls him Pierre DOIRON.

Was he the same fellow as Pierre DAROIS of St. James, who also married a Marie BOURGEOIS?

35.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 48, 114, the record of her first marriage, calls her Rosalie DOIRON, 19 yrs. old, d'Acadie, says her husband was age 22, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & gives no witnesses to the marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 74, Family No. 148, calls her Rose DOIRON, says she was born c1746 "in Acadie" & was a lacemaker, gives her parents' names & her residence in France, her first husband's name & the name of her daughter (Adélaïde BOURG) by her first husband, details her second marriage, including her second husband's parents' names & residence, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 153, the record of her second marriage, calls her Rose DOIRON, gives her & her second husband's parents' names & residences as well as her first husband's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, Pierre BERTRAND, Jean-Baptiste LEGARENNE, Pélagie DOIRON (who signed), Aelia LEBLANC (who signed), Jean DOIRON (who signed), & Charle BOURGUE (who signed); Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, does not include her on the embarkation list, calls her Rosa DOUARON, tiene su Marido ausente, on the debarkation list, & Rosa DOIRON, her husband is absent, no age given, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 24th-A & 25th Families aboard Le Beaumont with no one else; BRDR, 3:270 (SJO-4, 38), her death/burial record, calls her Rosa DOIRON, age 68 yrs. of Acadia, but gives no parents' or husbands' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505, 525.

Why did her second husband not come to LA with her?  The passenger list for Le Beaumont is clear that she was not a widow in 1785, that her husband was merely "absent."  Did he, being a Frenchman, not an Acadian, refuse to emigrate to LA & essentially abandoned her?  

Why is this well-documented Acadian immigrant not on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville?

36.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Rose [DOUAIRON], & lists her with her parents & 4 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2556; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 35, Family No. 71, calls her Rose-Luciel [DOIRON]; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 57, Family No. 106, calls her Rose-Lucile & Rose [DOIRON]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Rose, sa [Jean DOUAISON's] fille, age 13, on the embarkation list, Rosa, su [Juan Bautista LOUARON's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Rose DOIRON, his [Jean-Baptiste DOIRON's] daughter, age 13, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 15th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her parents & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:249, 562 (SM Ch.: v.4, #28), her marriage record, calls her Rose-Lucie DOIRON, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her father was from Havre de Grace, his father from Boston "in America," & says the witnesses to their marriage were Joseph MODENA, A. COIRIN, & Pierre BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 6:173 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1638), her succession record, calls her Lucie DOIRON m. Jean MELANÇON, but does not give her parents' names or her death date.   

37.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Ursule [DOUAIRON], & lists her with her parents & 2 brothers; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 270-71, Family No. 333; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 34-35, Family No. 70; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls her Ursule, sa [Jacques DOUAIZON's] fille, age 13, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Ursule DOIRON, his [Jacques DOIRON's] daughter, age 13, on the complete listing, says she was in the 44th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 2 brothers, & that she was born in 1771 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:111, 244 (ASM-2, 7), her marriage record, calls her Ursula Olivia DOIRON, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her husband's father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Nicolas HÉBERT & Ambrosio HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:182 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #546), her death/burial record, calls her Alice DOIRON m. Étienne BOUDREAUX, but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:182 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1833), her succession inventory record, calls her Olive DOIRON m. Étienne BOUDRAUX, & lists her children.

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