APPENDICES

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

DUGAS

[DOO-gah]

ACADIA

Abraham Dugas, a skilled gunsmith perhaps from Chouppes, Poitiers, France, born in c1616, reached Acadia in the early 1640s--among the early settlers of the colony.  (There is genetic evidence that Abraham may have had Jewish ancestry, which would have made him unique among his fellow Acadians.)  In October 1687, Abraham "made his mark on an attestation in favour of Governor d'Aulnay's accomplishments," which attests to his early presence in the colony.  Abraham also was more than a gunsmith at Port-Royal.  According to a high French official, Abraham Dugas "carried out the functions of general representative of the King [in civil and criminal matters]," so he probably came from an influential family in France.  Abraham married Marguerite, daughter of Germain Doucet, sieur de La Verdure and his first wife, at Port-Royal in c1647.  They had eight children, five daughters and three sons, all born at Port-Royal.  Abraham died at Port-Royal by 1700.  In December 1705, in order to increase the size of the fort at Port-Royal, colonial officials appropriated two lots "adjoining and drawing towards the old fort" that belonged to Abraham's heirs.  His daughters married into the Melanson dit La Ramée, Bourgeois, Mignot dit Châtillon, Arseneau, and LeBlanc families.  All three of his sons also created their own families.  Some of his children and grandchildren left Port-Royal and settled at Chignecto, Cap-Sable, Minas, Cobeguit, and on Île Royale and Île St.-Jean.  

Oldest son Claude, born in c1649, a gunsmith like his father, married first to Françoise, daughter of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan, at Port-Royal in c1673.  They had 12 children, including three sons who married daughters of Bernard Bourg.  Their nine daughters married into the Melanson, Forest, Bourg, Part dit LaForest, Thibodeau, Hébert, Broussard, and Brun families.  Claude remarried to Marguerite, another daughter of Bernard Bourg and Françoise Brun, at Port-Royal in c1697.  They had 10 children, including five sons who married into the Coste, Girouard, and Robichaud families.  Their five daughters married into the Aubois dit Dubois, Bergeron dit d'Amboise, Amireau, and Belliveau families.  Claude also owned land at Chignecto as early as 1682.  Claude died at Port-Royal in October 1732, in his early 80s, no doubt surrounded by many children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.  Most of his children from his first marriage remained at Port-Royal, though two of his sons settled at Cobeguit, and children from his second marriage settled not only at Port-Royal, but also on Rivière St.-Jean and at Port-Toulouse and Port-d'Orléans on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island.  Several of his grandchildren settled at Minas.  By the early 1750s, many of his grandchildren had moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, probably to escape British authority in Nova Scotia.  

Martin, born in c1656, married Marguerite, daughter of Claude Petitpas and Catherine Bugaret, at Port-Royal in c1677.  They moved to Île Royale in the 1710s.  They had two children, including a son, Abraham dit Grivois, who married into the Landry family.  Their daughter Marguerite married into the Guyon and Cressonet dit Beauséjour families; her marriage to Joseph Guyon made her a sister-in-law of Antoine Laumet dit La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Détroit and governor of Louisiana.  One of Martin's grandsons settled on Rivière St.-Jean, and another moved to Île St.-Jean by the early 1750s.  

Youngest son, Abraham, fils, born in c1661, a navigator and a carpenter, married Jeanne, daughter of Pierre Guilbeau and Catherine Thériot, at Port-Royal in c1685.  They lived at Cap-Sable in the 1680s and 1690s before moving to Minas by 1701.  By the early 1720s, they had moved on to Port-Toulouse on Île Royale.  Later in the decade, they were living at Louisbourg.  They had six children, including a son, Joseph, a builder and navigator, who married into the Richard family and settled at Minas and Île Royale; Joseph's schooner was called La Sainte-Anne.  Abraham, fils and Jeanne's four daughters married into the Hébert, Breau, Richard, and LeBlanc families.  Some of them remained at Minas.  

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

By 1755, descendants of Abraham Dugas the master gunsmith could be found in many parts of greater Acadia:  at Annapolis Royal, Chignecto, Minas, and Cobeguit in British-controlled Nova Scotia; and on Rivière St.-Jean, Île St.-Jean, and Île Royale in areas controlled by France.  Dugass were especially numerous at Annapolis Royal and on Île St.-Jean.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Dugas were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Three families, one of them childless, two wives, a hand full of young bachelors, and a very young orphan--21 Dugass in all--reached the colony in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  Only the Broussards outnumbered the Dugass in the party.  After a short respite in the city, they followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:

Jean Dugas l'aîné of Port-Royal and Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean, age 53, came with wife Marie-Charlotte Godin, age unrecorded, and six children--François, age 25, Marie-Rose, age 16, Charles, age 15, Athanase, age 12, Michel, age 8, and Théodore, age 6.  In April 1765, before leaving New Orleans, Jean was one of the eight signers of the Dauterive agreement that gave the Teche Acadians their start as cattlemen, but he and his wife died in the epidemic of 1765 before the dream could be realized.  

Joseph Dugas, age unrecorded, perhaps Jean's oldest son, came with wife Cécile Bergeron, age 30, and four children--Cécile, age 12, Joseph dit Cadet, age 11, Pélagie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, age 6, and infant Mathilde, who died in New Orleans soon after they reached the colony and was perhaps the first Acadian to die in Louisiana.  Joseph, père died in the epidemic.  

Charles dit Charlitte Dugas, age 28, came with wife Marguerite Broussard, age 28, and no children.

Charles dit Charlitte's younger brothers, Jean le jeune, age 24, and Pierre, age 16, also were in the party, as well as Joseph Dugas, age unrecorded, who died in the epidemic of 1765, and orphan Jean Dugas, age 1, who also was a victim of the epidemic of 1765.  

Madeleine Dugas, age unrecorded, came alone.  She died in the epidemic of 1765.  

Madeleine-Marguerite Dugas, age unrecorded, came with husband Anselme Broussard and their year-old son.  

Marie Dugas, age unrecorded, came with husband Mathurin Landry, age 28, and no children.  She died in the epidemic of 1765.  

Six of the victims of the epidemic that struck the Bayou Teche Acadians in 1765 were Dugass--Jean l'aîné; Joseph, père; a younger Joseph; Marie, wife of Mathurin Landry; Madeleine; and infant Jean.  Jean l'aîné's wife also died.  Only the Bergerons lost as many kin to the disease.  That fall, Jean l'aîné's six children and Joseph, père's wife and her three children, as well as Jean le jeune, brother of Charles dit Charlitte, retreated back across the Atchafalaya Basin to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where other Acadians from Halifax were settling in large numbers.  Charles dit Charlitte, his wife, and his younger brother Pierre remained on the Teche.  Their brother Jean le jeune returned to the Teche later in the decade.  Jean l'aîné's and Joseph, père's children, however, remained on the river.  

Descendants of Charles dit Charlitte DUGAS (c1737-1808; Abraham, Claude)

Charles dit Charlitte, second son of Charles Dugas and Anne Robichaud dit Niganne, born probably at Annapolis Royal in c1737, married Marguerite, daughter of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil and Agnès Thibodeau of Petitcoudiac, during Le Grand Dérangement.  Charlitte probably was part of the Acadian resistance in present-day southeastern New Brunswick led by his father-in-law.  Charlitte and Marguerite ended up as prisoners at Halifax with the Broussards and followed Marguerite's father and kinsmen to Louisiana via St.-Domingue in 1764-65.  They brought no children to Louisiana; one wonders if they lost any during the Great Upheaval.   After a short respite in New Orleans, they followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  When, during the summer and fall of 1765, an epidemic devastated the Teche community and killed some of their relatives, including Marguerite's famous father, Charlitte and Marguerite did not retreat with many of their kinsmen to the river.  They remained with the Broussards on the western prairies, where their children were born.  They settled at Fausse Pointe near present-day New Iberia, the original Broussard settlement.  Charles dit Charlitte died at his home at Fausse Pointe in September 1808; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 80 years old when he died, but he was closer to 70.  He had only two sons, but they both, especially his older son, created vigorous lines of their own.  Many of his grandsons and a great-grandson married Broussard cousins from Fausse Pointe.  

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Older son Éloi, also called Édouard, born at Attakapas in c1770, married Susanne, daughter of Jean-Louis Bonin of Mobile and his Acadian wife Marguerite Prince, at Attakapas in November 1795.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Éloi, fils was born at Fausse Pointe in February 1796, Benjamin-Aurelien or Aurelien-Benjamin, also called Benoît, in May 1800, Jean-Baptiste in July 1802, Désiré in April 1806, and Louis Éloi in February 1812.  Their daughters married into the Gonsoulin, Hayes, Judice, Labauve, and Ranconnet or Ransonnet families.  Éloi, père died probably at Fausse Pointe in December 1835; he was 65 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month.  

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Éloi, fils, also called Louis Éloi, a younger brother's name, married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Broussard dit Beausoleil and his second wife Anne Benoit of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1816.  They settled at Fausse Pointe.  Their son Éloi III was born at Fausse Pointe December 1817, Jean Baptiste Treville or Treville Jean Baptiste, in December 1818, Aurelien le jeune in February 1820 but died at age 8 in April 1828, Louis Demaseliere was born in January 1823, Édouard Jules or Jules Édouard in October 1824, Louis Ferjus died "at age about 1" in November 1828, Louis Éloi le jeune was born in August 1830, Charles Fualdes, called Fualdes, in May 1833 but died at age 15 months in August 1834, Séverin Onésiphore, called Onésiphore, was born in February 1837 but died at age 6 in January 1843, and Jean Baptiste Désiré was born in July 1839.  They also had sons named Don Louis, unless he was Louis Éloi le jeune, and Ducre Jean Baptiste or Jean Baptiste Ducre, unless he was Jean Baptiste Désiré.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Broussard, Dugas, and Gonsoulin families.  Éloi, fils died in St. Martin Parish in January 1866; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Éloi died "at age 71 yrs.," but he was "only" a few weeks shy of 70; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later in the month. 

Éloi III married cousin Céleste Emma, daughter of fellow Acadians Nicolas Amand Broussard and Céleste Comeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1838, and remarried to first cousin Élisabeth Pouponne or Pouponne Élisabeth, daughter of Alexandre Judice and his Acadian wife Susanne Dugas, Éloi III's paternal aunt, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1845.  Éloi III and Élisabeth's son Alexandre Edevard was born probably near New Iberia in October 1847, Césaire in October 1856, Denis le jeune, perhaps also called St. Denis, in September 1858 but may have died at age 3 1/2 in June 1862, Louis Gaston, called Gaston, was born in July 1860 but died at age 11 months in June 1861, and Alexandre Sidney was born in March 1862.  Éloi III, at age 48, remarried--his third marriage--to Irma, daughter of Louis Terence Boutté and Rosilia Judice, at the St. Martinville church in May 1866. 

Treville married cousin Elismène or Élise, also called Lismène, daughter of fellow Acadian Philemon Broussard and his Creole wife Élise Ardoin, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in April 1841.  Their son Denis was born near New Iberia in November 1842.  Their daughter married into the Marie family.  Treville died in St. Martin Parish in August 1858; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Treville died "at age 38 yrs.," but he was 39; his succession record, which identified his wife, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1861. 

Jules Édouard married first cousin Émilie Célestine, called Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Désiré Dugas and Melite Broussard, his uncle and aunt., at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in July 1846.  Their son Pierre Frère was baptized at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, age 14 months, in October 1848, a son, name unrecorded, died probably near New Iberia 5 days after his birth in May 1849, Pamphile, perhaps a son, was born in June 1850, Louis in August 1860, Désiré in May 1865, and St. Morc Eusèbe in January 1870. 

Don Louis married Marie Lodoiska, called Lodoiska, Toffiez or Toffier at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1851.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Auguste Louis was born in February 1852, and Antoine Onar in November 1855. 

During the War of 1861-65, Jean Baptiste Ducre served in Company D of the Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry, and Company D of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  Ducre married Azéma, daughter of James Moore and Azema Dejean of Lafayette Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1865. 

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Benjamin Aurelien married Élisabeth Anne or Anne Élisabeth, also called Anne Eurasie and Anne Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Broussard and Anne Thibodeaux of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1821.  Their son Benjamin was born at Fausse Pointe in July 182[2] but died the following December, Benjamin Telesphore or Telesphore Benjamin was born in October 1823, Darneville Édouard, called Édouard, in March 1831, Vital Octave, called Octave, in April 1835 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1837, Éloi Désiré, called Désiré, was born near New Iberia in September 1843 but died at age 6 (the recording priest said 7) in November 1849, Joseph Olidon, called Olidon, was born in January 1848 but died at age 2 1/2 in July 1850, and Bernard Delue was born in October 1852.  Their daughters married into the Berard, Hébert, and Segura families. 

Telesphore married first cousin Coralie, daughter of his fellow Acadians Éloi Dugas, fils and Julie Broussard, his uncle and aunt, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1845.  Their son Numa was born near New Iberia in December 1850 but died at age 1 in February 1852, and Omer was born posthumously in September 1853.  They also had older sons named Aristide and Alphonse.  Telesphore died in St. Martin Parish in January 1853; he was only 29 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1859. 

Aristide gained his emancipation in St. Martin Parish in March 1866, and married Philomène, daughter of Charles Darby and Malvina Dupré, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in August 1866.  Their son Omer Louis was born near New Iberia in July 1870. 

Alphonse married Olymphe, daughter of Sosthène Amy and Uranie Morris, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1867. 

Darneville Édouard married Elmire, daughter of St. Clair Gonsoulin and his Acadian wife Marcellite Bourgeois, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in August 1852.  Their son St. Clair was born near New Iberia in September 1854.  Darneville Édouard died in St. Martin Parish in October 1862; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial said that Derneville, as he called him, died "at age 32 yrs.," but he was only 31; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following February.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

1c

Jean Baptiste married Adélaïde or Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Broussard and Anne dite Manon Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1822.  Their son Jean Valcour was born probably at Fausse Pointe in April 1827, Éloi Ulinor, called Ulinor, in June 1829, Alexandre Fenelon, called Fenelon, in October 1831, Joseph Clesmé in February 1834, and Alcide or Alcée in June 1837.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Vuillemont families.  Jean Baptiste died in St. Martin Parish in March 1840; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 35 years old when he died, but he was 37; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following month.  

Jean Valcour died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1845.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Jean Baptiste Devalcourt, as he called him, died "at age 18 yrs.," but Jean Valcour would have been only 17.  He probably did not marry. 

Éloi Ulinor gained his emancipation in St. Martin Parish in April 1849, when he was about to turn 20 years old, and married cousin Marie Clélie, called Clélie, daughter of Dermancourt Gonsoulin and his Acadian wife Marie Pouponne Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1857.  Their twin sons Joseph Édouard and Pierre Édouard were born in St. Martin Parish in March 1859, François Edwin was born in March 1861, and Léo in June 1864.  Ulinor remarried to Arsène, daughter of Dupréron Bonin and Olivanie Bienvenu, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in July 1867.  Their son Louis Dupré was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1870. 

Alexandre Fenelon married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Dositée Breaux and Arsène Guilbeau, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1853.  Their son Joseph Albert was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1854, Aymard in August 1859, Matt Angèle, called Angèle, in May 1863 but died at age 1 in June 1864, Didier was born in July 1865 but died at age 4 in July 1869, and Henri Lanne was born in April 1867. 

Joseph Clesmé married first cousin Louise Mathe or Mathe Louisa, also called Martha and Mathy, daughter of Michel Hayes and his Acadian wife Louisa Dugas, Joseph's paternal aunt, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1856.  Joseph and Mathy's son Joseph Auguste was baptized at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, age unrecorded, in June 1862, and Joseph Gabriel was born near New Iberia in January 1869. 

Alcée married first cousin Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Éloi Dugas and his second wife Emilia Trahan, his uncle and aunt, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1865.  Their son Joseph Carlos was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1866. 

1d

Désiré married Marguerite Émelie or Amelie, called Melite, another daughter of Édouard Broussard and Anne Thibodeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1829.  Their son St. Cyr Romauld was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1832, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 2 months in March 1834, Maximilien Désiré, perhaps called Désiré, was born in May 1839, Octave in September 1841 but died at age 15 1/2 in May 1857, and Antoine Oscar, called Oscar, was born near New Iberia in June 1843 but, according to a church record, may have died at age 7 in July 1850.  Their daughters married into the Decuir, Dugas, and Neuville families.  Désiré remarried to Marie Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian David Guidry and his Creole wife Modeste Borda, at the St. Martinville church in October 1849. 

St. Cyr, by his father's first wife, married Ode Aurore or Aurore Ode, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Valsin Bernard and Anne Elina Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1856.  Their son Ignace was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1857, and Henri in December 1861.  St. Cyr remarried to Noemie Gertrude, called Gertrude, another daughter of Louis Valsin Bernard and Anne Elina Broussard, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the St. Martinville church the following February. 

Maximilien Désiré, by his father's first wife, was granted his emancipation in St. Martin Parish in January 1859, a few months shy of his twentieth birthday.  Maximilien Désiré may have died in St. Martin Parish in October 1866; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Désiré, as he called him, died "at age 26 yrs." Maximilien Désiré would have been 27.  Did he marry? 

Oscar, by his father's first wife, married Noemie, daughter of Désiré Judice and his Acadian wife Elma Labauve, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1870, despite what the church record of July 1850 may have said about his dying young. 

1e

Louis Éloi married Marie Adélaïde or Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadians Jacques LeBlanc and Marie Rose Brasseaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1831.  Their son Louis Joseph died in St. Martin Parish, age 1 month, in July 1832, Edmond was born in May 1837, Cleopha Noemi in November 1839, and Louis Charlitte, probably called Charles, near New Iberia in January 1842.  Their daughter married into the Segura family.  Louis Éloi remarried to Amelia or Emilia, daughter of fellow Acadians François Trahan and Renée Labauve, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1844.  Their child Petroville Idea, perhaps a son, was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1864.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Vincent families. 

Charles, by his father's first wife, married Edmonia, daughter of Clet Provost and Aurelia Berard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1866, and remarried to Elina, daughter of Sully Berard and Celima Dejean and widow of Ovide Ranconnet, at the St. Martinville church in May 1869. 

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Younger son Louis, born at Attakapas in November 1776, married Constance, daughter of fellow Acadians Gilles LeBlanc and Théotiste Godin of St.-Jacques, at St.-Jacques in July 1798.  They settled at Fausse Pointe and then at Pont-Breaux, today's Breaux Bridge.  Their son Louis, fils, also called Pierre Louis, was born at Fausse Pointe in September 1800, Sosthène in October 1804, and Norbert in December 1812.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Broussard, and Mouton families.  Louis died at his home at Fausse Pointe in October 1813; the priest who recorded his burial said that Louis died "at age 40," but he was only 36; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in October 1816, and another one at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1832, so he may have owned property in both parishes.  

2a

Louis, fils married Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Broussard, fils and Scholastique Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1822.  Their son Louis III was born at Fausse Pointe in January 1823, François Ovid or Ovide François in January 1825, Pierre in January 1827, Darmancourt died "age about 2 years" in January 1829, a son, name unrecorded, died in May 1832 8 days after his birth, Guillaume Mozart, called Mozart, was born in January 1836, and a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in January 1843.  They also had a son named Émile.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Decuir families.  Louis, fils remarried to Élise, called Lise, daughter of fellow Acadians Benjamin Louvière and Lise Bonin, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1844; Louis, fils was 43 years old at the time of the wedding (and, oddly, the priest who recorded the marriage said that Louis was "of St. James Parish," so one wonders if Louis, fils and his family had lived on the river for a time).  Their son Louis Darcourt, called Darcourt, was born near New Iberia in January 1845, Arthur in December 1847, Ortere, Hortere, or Arthere in December 1848, Mounas in November 1853, and Anatole in May 1855.  Their daughters married into the Borel and LeBlanc families.  Louis, fils died in St. Martin Parish in July 1859; he was 58 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August. 

Émile, by his father's first wife, died in St. Martin Parish in May 1820.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Émile was 20 years old when he died, but he probably was only 17 or 18.  He probably did not marry.  

François Ovide, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Lucille, called Lucille and Lucie, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Broussard and his Creole wife Marie Irma Boutté, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1846.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Édouard died 15 days after his birth in May 1850, Ernest Thierry in January 1852, Charles Louis was baptized at the New Iberia church, age unrecorded, in August 1856, François, fils was born in December 1858, Joseph in May 1861, and Georges François in November 1862.  Their daughters married into the Berard, Gondran, and Gonsoulin families.  François Ovide died by December 1868, when he was listed as deceased in a daughter's marriage record; his succession record had been filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1867, so he may have died that year; he would have been only 42 years old. 

Guillaume Mozart, by his father's first wife, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Dorestan Prince and his Creole wife Emerante Bonin, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Guillaume, fils was born near New Iberia in February 1862.  Guillaume Mozart's succession record, in which the parish clerk called him Mozard, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in September 1865; Mozart would have been 29 years old that year. 

Louis Darcourt, by his father's second wife, married cousin Aurelia or Amelia, daughter of Adolphe Berard and his Acadian wife Susanne Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1866.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Louis Abuel was born in January 1868, and Alexandre Massena in September 1869. 

Ortere, by his father's second wife, married Joséphine, daughter of Étienne Rousseau and Annette Lacrosse, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1867.  Their son Louis Philias was born near New Iberia in April 1869. 

2b

Sosthène married Marie Louise dite Tonton, another daughter of Alexandre Broussard and Anne dite Manon Broussard of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1825.  Their son Sosthène Darmas, called Darmas, was born probably at Fausse Pointe in February 1827.  Sosthène died in St. Martin Parish in March 1853; he was only 48 years old. 

Sosthène Darmas married Spanish Creole Joséphine Aglae, called Aglae, Castille probably in St. Martin Parish during the late 1840s.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Sosthène, fils was born in December 1860 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1862, and Adam Ozer was born in February 1866.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Judice families.  Darmas died near Breaux Bridge in October 1867; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Darmas died "at age 35 yrs.," but he was 40; his succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December. 

2c

Norbert married Marie Eurasie or Erasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Julien Breaux and Euphrasie Melançon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1831.  Their son Joseph Aristide, called Aristide, was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1838.  Their daughters married into the Laneau (French Creole or Foreign French, not Acadian) and Mestayer families.  Norbert died in St. Martin Parish in September 1839; the priest who recorded his burial said that Norbert was 30 years old when he died, but he was only 26; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the next month.  

Aristide married Marie Alice, daughter of François Émile Decuir and his Acadian wife Marie Uranie Babin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1865.  Aristide's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in November 1867; he would have been 29 years old that year. 

Descendants of Pierre DUGAS (c1749-c1829; Abraham, Claude)

Pierre, fifth and youngest son of Charles Dugas and Anne Robichaud dit Niganne, born probably at Annapolis Royal in c1749, ended up as a prisoner in Halifax with the Broussards, who were in-laws of his older brother Charles dit Charlitte.  Pierre followed his brothers and the Broussards to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65, and went with them to Bayou Teche.  When an epidemic devastated the Teche community and killed some of his relatives in the summer and fall of 1765, Pierre, with his oldest brother Charlitte, remained on the Teche.  Pierre married Anne dite Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Thibodeaux and Brigitte Breau, at Attakapas in July 1772.  They settled at Anse La Butte on upper Bayou Vermilion and at nearby Grand Prairie, today's downtown Lafayette.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Breaux, Dupleix, Markham, Martin, and Mouton families.  Pierre's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1829; he would have been 80 years old that year.  Only one of this two sons' family lines survived. 

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Older son Pierre, fils, born at Attakapas in March 1777, married Marie Marthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean dit Chapeau Mouton and his Creole wife Marie Marth Borda of Carencro, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1810.  They settled at La Butte.  Their son Pierre III was born at La Butte in January 1815, and Valérien, also called Aurelien, in January 1818.  They also had an older son named Théodule.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Mouton families.  Pierre, fils, at age 49, remarried to Marie Clarisse, called Clarisse, daughter of François Milhomme and Prudence Chaud of St. Landry Parish, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1827.  Their daughter married into the Olivier (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Pierre, fils died in Lafayette Parish in April 1837; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 40 years old when he died, but he was 60; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following June.  

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Théodule, by his father's first wife, married Anne Émelie, called Émelie, daughter of Pierre Bossier and his Acadian wife Marie Guidry of Grand Coteau, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1835.  Their son Alexandre died in Lafayette Parish in July 1837 8 days after his birth, and twin children, names and age unrecorded, perhaps a son or sons, died in Lafayette Parish in December 1840.  Their daughters married into the Bernard family and perhaps into the Webre family as well.  Théodule died in Lafayette Parish in September 1867; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Théodule died "at age 50 yrs.," but he probably was in his late 40s. 

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Valérien, by his father's first wife, married Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Guidry and Victoire Semere, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1838.  Their son Euphémon died in St. Martin Parish, age 14 months, in August 1842, and Joseph was born in March 1845.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Guilbeau families.  Valérien's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August 1846; he would have been 28 years old that year. 

Joseph married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Thibodeaux and Arthémise Melançon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1866.  Their son Louis Gesnere was born near Breaux Bridge in July 1867, René Joseph in Lafayette Parish in August 1868, and Valérien near Breaux Bridge in January 1870. 

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Younger son Alexandre, born in c1793 and baptized at Attakapas, age 6, in April 1799, married Adélaïde, another daughter of Jean dit Chapeau Mouton and Marie Marthe Borda of Carencro and widow of Joseph Malchaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1811, and remarried to Émilie, called Émelite, daughter of fellow Acadian David Guidry and his Creole wife Marie Modeste Borda of Carencro, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1817.  Alexandre died in Lafayette Parish in March 1835; he was only 42 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1840.  He evidently fathered no sons with either of his wives. 

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Soon after the Broussard party reached New Orleans, another shipload of Acadians arrived from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  After a short respite in the city, they evidently followed the Broussards to lower Bayou Teche, but they did not remain there.  When an epidemic hit the Teche Valley Acadians that summer and fall, these Acadians retreated up bayou to the Opelousas District and settled on the upper Teche.  Among them was Marguerite Dugas, age 30, native of Cobeguit, husband Pierre Richard, age 25, from Chignecto, Pierre's brother Victor, age 18, and Marguerite and Pierre's three sons, ages 13, 5, and 2.  Marguerite died before August 1797, when her husband remarried at Opelousas. 

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A Dugas who had come to Bayou Teche with two of his brothers in the spring of 1765 but left the valley that autumn to escape an epidemic returned to Attakapas later in the decade and settled near his brothers:  

Descendants of Jean DUGAS (c1741-1809; Abraham, Claude)

Jean, third son of Charles Dugas and Anne Robichau dit Niganne, born probably at Annapolis Royal in c1741, likely participated with his older brother Charlitte in the Acadian resistance in Nova Scotia led by the Broussards.  Jean, like his brothers and the Broussards, ended up as a prisoner at Halifax.  Still a bachelor, Jean followed them to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65 and went with them to Bayou Teche.  When an epidemic devastated the Teche community and killed some of his relatives during the summer and fall of 1765, Jean retreated with dozens of other Acadians to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he was recorded as a member of the Cabanocé company of militia in the spring of 1766.  Jean married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Dupuis and Isabelle LeBlanc, probably at Cabanocé in the late 1760s but returned to Attakapas, where colonial officials counted him in 1771.  He and his family settled near his younger brother Pierre at Anse La Butte on upper Bayou Vermilion and at nearby Grand Prairie, today's downtown Lafayette.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Dugas, Gautreaux, Guilbeau, and LeBlanc families.  Jean died at Grand Prairie, then in St. Martin but now in Lafayette Parish, in September 1809, in his late 60s.  Four of his six sons married and settled on the upper Vermilion and on the upper Teche.  A grandson settled on the lower Teche.  

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Oldest son Augustin, born probably on the river in February 1770 and baptized at Attakapas in April 1771, married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles-Claude Duhon and Marie-Josèphe Prejean, at Attakapas in July 1789.  The next month, Augustin appeared on the Attakapas militia list.  They settled at La Butte and at Grand Prairie.  Their son Charles dit Charlitte le jeune was baptized at Attakapas, age 18 months, in April 1795, and Éloi le jeune was born in January 1802.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Chiasson, Guidry, Leger, and Sonnier families.  Augustin died at his home at La Butte in May 1811; he was only 41 years old.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1819.  

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Charles dit Charlitte le jeune married Clarisse or Claire, daughter of fellow Acadians Agricole Landry and Christine Labauve of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1818.  They settled at Au Large on the lower Vermilion near Côte Gelée.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at birth in April 1819, another son, name unrecorded, died at birth in February 1820, and Gilles was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 23 days, in January 1825.  Charles's succession record may have been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May 1843; he would have been 50 years old that year. 

Gilles likely married fellow Acadian Lois or Louise Landry.  Their son Joseph was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1851. 

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Éloi le jeune married 20-year-old fellow Acadian Marie Aimée, called Aimée, Chiasson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1822.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their daughter married into the Saine family.  Éloi remarried to Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Lejeune and his Creole wife his Creole wife Amelia Bock, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1828. 

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Jean, fils, born at Attakapas in August 1777, married Marie Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Poirier and Scholastique Babineaux of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1808.  They settled at Anse La Butte.  Their son Jean III was born at nearby Grand Prairie in April 1809, Louis le jeune, called Don Louis, at La Butte in December 1810, and Joseph Roseaimé, perhaps Rosémond, in April 1815.  Their daughter married into the Savoie family.  Jean, fils died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1847; he was 69 years old.  One wonders what he was doing on the river at the time of his death. 

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Don Louis married Émelite or Émerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Broussard and Pauline Louvière, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Terence was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in April 1835 but died in May, Athanase Lasty was baptized at age 1 month in June 1836 but died the following September, and Jean le jeune was born in April 1840. 

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Jean III married Amelina, called Melina and Meline, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse Guidry and Emerante Blanchard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1840.  Their son Désiré was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1840. 

Désiré married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Mathurin Daigle and his Creole wife Élise Lirette, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1864.  They remained in southeastern Louisiana and settled near Theriot on Bayou du Large, Terrebonne Parish. 

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Jean-Charles, called Charles, baptized at Attakapas, age 3 months, in April 1780, married Marie Théodate, Théodose, or Thérèse, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Gautreaux and Marie Landry of Iberville Parish and widow of Joseph Brasseaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1808.  After living for a few years near her family at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, they settled at La Butte.  Their son Aurelien was born near St. Gabriel in November 1808, and Charles, fils at La Butte in December 1812.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Charles's succession record may have been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May 1843; he would have been 63 years old that year. 

Charles, fils married Marie Uranie, called Uranie, daughter of François Primeaux and Justine Baudoin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1833.  Their son Charles III was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1840.  Charles, fils's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in February 1844; he would have been 32 years old that year. 

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A second Jean, fils, born at Attakapas in December 1781, died at his home at La Butte in August 1814.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Jean was 30 years old when he died, but he was 32.  He evidently did not marry.  

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Joseph, born at Attakapas in July 1788, married Marie Célanie, called Célanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Breaux, fils and Marie Tarsile Gravois of St. James Parish and the Vermilion valley, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1812.  They settled on the upper Vermilion and at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Jean Léonard was born on the Vermilion in December 1812, Jean Carmillien at La Pointe in December 1814, Charles Urciscien in May 1820, Pierre in Lafayette Parish in November 1823, Paul Hulerien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in age 2 months, in October 1826, and Adrien at age 13 months in February 1831.  Their daughter married into the Toups family. 

Jean Carmillien married Marie or Amelie Célanie, daughter perhaps of fellow Acadian Pierre Cyprien Savoie and his Creole wife Marie Césarienne Bonin, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in March 1832.  They settled on the lower Teche.  Their son Pierre was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1835, and Joseph in December 1836. 

Pierre married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Émilien Landry and Delisene LeBlanc, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in March 1855.  They settled probably in St. Mary Parish.  Pierre's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in February 1866; he would have been 31 years old that year. 

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Youngest son Louis, born at Attakapas in February 1794, died at age 3 1/2 in December 1797.  

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The arrival dates of two Dugass who settled on the western prairies are difficult to determine:

Marie Dugas evidently came to the colony alone.  She first appears in Louisiana records in 1771, age 15, with the family of French Creole Jean Berard.  Her arrival time in the colony and her fate is anyone's guess. 

The fate of the other Dugas is well-documented in church and civil records.  What is still a mystery is how and when he came to South Louisiana:  

Descendants of Amand DUGAS (c1746 or c1755-1823; Abraham, Claude?, Claude, fils?)

Amand, son of Claude Dugas and Anne Hébert, was born probably at Cobeguit in either c1746 or c1755.  Where he ended up during Le Grand Dérangement is anyone's guess; most likely in France via Île St.-Jean.  He came to Louisiana by the late 1770s and married Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadians René Robichaux and Marguerie Martin dit Barnabé, at Attakapas in January 1779.  They settled at Anse La Butte on upper Bayou Vermilion between present-day Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, near two of his Dugas cousins.  Amand and Geneviève's daughters married into the Cormier and Sonnier families.  Amand died at his home at La Butte in October 1823 after a long illness; he was 68 years old.  He was one of the first to be buried behind the new church in nearby Vermilionville.  His succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in August 1824.  During the late antebellum period, some of his descendants moved to east Texas, but most of them remained on the southwest Louisiana prairies. 

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Oldest son Isaac, born at Attakapas in May 1783, died "from a fall" in October 1790.  He was only 7 years old.  

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Jean-Amand, born at Attakapas in April 1785, married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Sonnier and Marie Thibodeaux of St. Landry and La Butte, at Attakapas in August 1806.  They settled at La Butte.  Their son Cyrille was born at La Butte in October 1813.  Their daughters married into the Brasseaux, Clark, Dugas, and Guidry families.  Jean remarried to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Brasset and Théodise Gautreaux and widow of Pierre Richard, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1835; Jean was 50 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Cyrille married Marie Carmelite, daughter of Jean Pierre Frugé and Carmelite Miller, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1833.  Their son Cyrille, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1834 but died at age 3 1/2 in October 1837, Leufroi was born in November 1835, Jean le jeune in July 1837, Arvillien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in October 1839, and Alcides was born in November 1848.  By 1860, Cyrille's older sons had moved to southeastern Texas.  

During the War of 1861-65, Leufroi, Jean, called John, and Arvillien served in Company H of the 25th Regiment Texas Cavalry, also known as the 3rd Texas Lancers, which fought in Arkansas.  Arvillien died at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois, in February 1863 after his unit was captured at Arkansas Post in January.  Following their release from prison camp, Leufroi and John served the rest of the war in Company H of the Consolidated 24th and 25th Regiment Texas Cavalry, which saw heavy action in the Battle of Chickamauga, Tennessee, in September 1863.   Leufroi and John survived the war and probably returned to East Texas.  

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Augustin, born at Attakapas in May 1788, married Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain Sonnier and Madeleine Bourg of St. Landry Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1811.  They settled at La Butte, where Augustin died in May 1815; he was only 27 years old.  He and his wife had no sons, at least none who appear in local church records, so this line of the family died with him.  

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Célestin Amand, also called Ursin, born probably at Attakapas in c1790, married cousin Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Dugas and Marguerite Dupuis of La Butte, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1809.  They settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion, today's downtown Lafayette, and on Mermentau Prairie in present-day Acadia Parish.  Their son Zenon was born at La Butte in June 1811 but died at age 1 1/2 in April 1813, Symphorien was born in December 1813, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 7 months in September 1817, and Théogène was born in September 1818 but died at age 6 months in March 1819.  Isabelle died at Grand Prairie in September 1818 probably from complications of giving birth to Théogène; she was only 24 years old.  Célestin filed a succession record at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May 1820 and remarried to Julie, daughter of fellow Acadians Basile Chiasson and Marie Thibodeaux of St. Landry Parish and widow of Jean Doucet, at the St. Martinville church in September 1820.  Their son Jules was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 6 months, in April 1826, and Prosper at age 7 1/2 months in June 1832 but died at age 3 1/2 in August 1835.  Their daughters married into the Begnaud and Sonnier families.  Célestin died in Lafayette Parish in October 1843; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial said that Célestine Amand, as he called him, died "at age 52-55 yr."; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November. 

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Symphorien, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite Arthémise or Arthémise Marguerite, also called Marie Dominique and Marguerite Herminie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Broussard and Anne Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1832.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Alcide was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in January 1834 but died at age 3 1/2 in October 1837, Calet or Cadet was baptized at age 2 months in March 1835, Joseph at age 1 month in October 1837 but died at age 4 months the following February, Célestin le jeune was born in December 1840, Adam in September 1848, and Jules Symphorien in March 1850.  Symphorien died probably at Carencro in December 1866; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Syphroyen, as he called him, died "at age 46 yrs.," but Symphorien would have been 52; his succession record, also calling him Syphroyen and his wife Marguerite Herminie, was filed the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1867. 

Cadet married cousin Aspasie, daughter of Marcellin Dugas and Mélanie Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1854.  Their son Luc was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1855, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 5 months in March 1859.  Aspasie died in April 1859; she was only 20 years old; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in March 1860.  During the War of 1861-65, Cadet served in Company A, 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  However, he did not live long enough to fight with his company.  On 23 or 24 June 1862, not long after his regiment reached the Mississippi citadel, he died probably of disease in Vicksburg's City Hospital and was buried at Soldier's Rest in the city's Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

Adam married Anglo American Mélanie Hay in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1870. 

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Jules, by his father's second wife, married cousin Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Dugas and Marguerite Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1848.  Jules died in Lafayette Parish in December 1865; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jules died "at age 38 yrs.," but he was 40; his succession, naming his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in June 1866.  Did his family line die with him? 

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Youngest son Maximien, Maxime, or Maximilien, born at Attakapas in May 1797, married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Brasseaux and Théodose Gautreaux of Manchac on the river, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1816.  Their son Joseph Marie, also called Joseph Maximilien was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1821, and Narcisse was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1822.  Maximilien's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in December 1858; he would have been 61 years old that year. 

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Narcisse married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Guidry and Carmelite Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1842.  Their son Narcisse, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1842, Antoine Fergus, called Fergus, in April 1849, Aurelien in July 1850, Jean in November 1856, and Raphaël in September 1860 but died in August 1861 "as a child."  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Dugas families. 

Fergus married cousin Cordelia, daughter of fellow Acadians Eusèbe Guidry and Marie Uranie Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1869.  Fergus died in Lafayette Parish in November 1869; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said the Ferjus, as he called him, died "at age 21 yrs.," but he was only 20. 

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Joseph Marie/Maximilien married Emma, daughter of Narcisse Begnaud and Hortense Patin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1852.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1853, Jean Numa, called Numa, in June 1854 but died at age 10 1/2 in January 1865, Pierre Arthur was born in July 1855, and Paul Alcée in September 1856.  Joseph Marie, called Joseph Maximilien by the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, died from being "struck by lightning" in June 1858, two months after a daughter was born; Joseph was only 37 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following September. 

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Dozens of Dugass immigrated from France aboard every one of the Seven Ships of 1785.  Most of them settled on the river and especially on upper Bayou Lafourche, but some of them, on two of the Seven Ships, chose to join their cousins on the prairies:  

Pierre Dugas of Cobeguit, age 57, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in mid-August.  With him were wife Marguerite Daigle, age 60, and unmarried daughters Anne-Marie, age 23, and Marie-Victoire, age 20.  Needless to say, Pierre and Marguerite had no more children in Louisiana.  They settled in the Opelousas District, where Marguerite died in March 1808.  She was described as a widow in her burial record, so Pierre had died before then, probably at Opelousas.  Marie-Victoire married Louis, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Richard, probably at Opelousas in c1785 and died in St. Landry Parish before July 1826, when her husband remarried in Lafayette Parish, so one wonders who was the Marie Victoire Dugas, widow of Louis Richard of St. Landry Parish, who died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1837; the Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial said that she was 70 years old when she died, but she was actually 72.  Why was she at Lafourche?  Anne-Marie did not marry. 

Anne-Osite Dugas, age 30, widow of Charles Hébert and Pierre's older daughter, also crossed on La Bergère, with three young children, ages 5, 4, and 2.  They followed her parents and sisters to the western prairies and settled at Attakapas, where Anne-Osite remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Granger, in January 1791.  Anne-Osite and Joseph settled at Prairie Sorel, where Anne-Osite died, a widow again, in April 1809, in her late 50s.

Charles Dugas, age 48, from Cobeguit, twice a widower and Pierre's younger brother, crossed on La Bergère with five children--Marie-Josèphe, age 22, Jean-Charles, age 20, Pierre-Olivier, age 18, Joseph-Simon, age 16, and Marguerite, age 4.  They settled at Attakapas, where Charles remarried--his third marriage--to Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Trahan and widow of Pascal or Pierre Hébert, in July 1797.  She gave him no more children.  Charles died "at his residence at La Prairie Sorel," St. Martin Parish, in January 1809; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 66 years old when he died, but he was in his early 70s.  His three sons married and remained on the western prairies.  His younger daughter Marguerite married widower Louis Richard, père in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1826; she was 45 years old when she married; Marguerite died in Lafayette Parish in January 1829, in her late 40s.   Older daughter Marie-Josèphe, widow of her cousin Pierre Richard, fils (Pierre's mother was a Dugas), lived in the Opelousas District before moving to La Butte, perhaps Anse La Butte, present-day Lafayette Parish; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in March 1846; she would have been 84 years old that year and a widow for three and a half decades. 

Élisabeth or Isabelle Dugas, age 44, from Cobeguit, perhaps Charles's sister, crossed on La Bergère with husband Jean-Baptiste Landry of Grand-Pré, age 61, and four children, ages 24 to 9.  They also settled at Attakapas.  

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Joseph Dugas IV, age 23, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  He came to the colony alone, but he married at New Orleans soon after he reached the city.  He and his bride then followed her family to the Attakapas District.  

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Dugass from France added two more enduring lines to the western branch of the family: 

Descendants of Joseph DUGAS III (1762-?; Abraham, Claude, Joseph, Joseph dit Petit Jos)

Joseph III, eldest son of Joseph Dugas, fils and his first wife Anastasie Henry, born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in May 1762, came to Louisiana with his father, stepmother, and nine siblings and half-siblings aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785, but he did not follow them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Landry and his second wife Isabelle Dugas, at New Orleans in October 1785 soon after he reached the colony.  Isabelle had crossed on La Bergère, an earlier ship.  They followed her family to the Attakapas District.  Their daughter married into the Dubois and Landry families.  Joseph and Élisabeth may have had no sons.  

Jean-Charles DUGAS (1764-1818; Abraham, Claude, Joseph dit le jeune)

Jean-Charles, eldest son of Charles Dugas and his first wife Marguerite Granger, born at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, in July 1764, came to Louisiana with his widowed father and four siblings aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his father to the Attakapas District, where he married Esther, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Martin and Isabelle Thibodeau,  in January 1789.  Esther was a native of Louisiana.  Jean Charles died at his home at La Pointe in November 1818; he was only 54 years old.  He and his wife may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  

Descendants of Pierre-Olivier dit Pierrot DUGAS (1766-1820; Abraham, Claude, Joseph dit le jeune)

Pierre-Olivier, called Pierrot, second son of Charles Dugas and his first wife Marguerite Granger, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in November 1766, came to Louisiana with his widowed father and four siblings aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his father to the Attakapas District, where he married Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadians Amand-Paul Gautreaux and Marie Landry, in February 1795.  Sophie was a native of Louisiana.  They settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion, today's downtown Lafayette, at Anse La Butte on the upper Vermilion between Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, and at Prairie Sorel.  Their daughter married into the Chiasson family.  Pierrot died a widower at his home on Prairie Sorel in March 1820; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierrot was "about 52 years" old when he died; he was 53; his succession record (the parish clerk erroneously called him Pierre Auguste) was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May 1824.  Three of his five sons married, but only two of their family lines survived. 

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Oldest son Pierre-Onésime, born at Attakapas in February 1800, married Anne Célanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Broussard and Anne Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1829.  Pierre Onésime died in Lafayette Parish in April 1861; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre Onésime died at age 52 yrs.," but he would have been 61.  Did he father any children? 

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Achille, baptized at Attakapas, age "about 5 mths.," in October 1802, probably died young.  

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Marcellin, born at Grand Prairie in May 1807, died in Lafayette Parish in January 1840.  The priest who recorded the burial said that Marcellin was 30 years old when he died, but he was 32.  He probably did not marry.  

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Joachim, born at Grand Prairie in August 1810, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Broussard and Céleste Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1829.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish 5 days after its birth in February 1830, Thiburse was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in July 1839, and Eraste was born in November 1841.  Their daughters married into the Cormier and Sonnier families.  Joachim remarried to cousin Marie Vallenne, daughter of Jean Amand Dugas and Marie Madeleine Sonnier and widow of Joseph Colin Brasseaux, at the Vermilionville church in February 1850. 

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Thiburse, by his father's first wife, married Émelie or Émelia, daughter of Sébastien Hernandez and his Acadian wife his Acadian wife Euphrosine Sonnier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1865.  Their son Paul was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1868. 

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Eraste, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Evelina, called Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadians Lessin Jean Olidon Broussard and Mélasie Richard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1867.  They settled probably near Grand Coteau.  Their son Joseph Cleopha was born in October 1868. 

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Youngest son Léonard, born at La Butte in October 1814, married double cousin Marie Célanie, called Célanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jérôme Gautreaux and Marie Sophie Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1833.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish 5 days after its birth in May 1835, their son Joseph was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in March 1838, Pierre Octave at age 2 months in March 1840, Jérôme was born in September 1846, Alfred near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in February 1851, Albert in October 1854, Alexandre in October 1855, Alphonse was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, age 2 months, in October 1857, Léonard, fils died at age 3 in August 1862, and Adolphe was born in June 1862.  Their daughters married into the Devillier and Taylor families.  Léonard, père died near Breaux Bridge in September 1867; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Léonard died "at age 52 yrs."; he was a month shy of 53; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following December. 

Descendants of Joseph-Simon DUGAS (1769-1830; Abraham, Claude, Joseph dit le jeune)

Joseph-Simon, third and youngest son of Charles Dugas and his first wife Marguerite Granger, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1769, came to Louisiana with his widowed father and four siblings aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his father to the Attakapas District, where he married cousin Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Dugas and Marguerite Dupuis, in August 1794.  They settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion, today's downtown Lafayette, and at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Guidry, and Richard families.  Joseph Simon died in Lafayette Parish in August 1830; he was 61 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following December.  Céleste died in Lafayette Parish in September 1843; she was 64 years old; her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in May 1845. 

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Oldest son Joseph, fils, baptized at Attakapas, age "about 6 mths.," in March 1799, married Marguerite Arminionne, daughter of fellow Acadians Moïse Hébert and Marie Louise Richard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1827.  Their son, name unrecorded, died in Lafayette Parish 11 days after his birth in August 1828, Moïse was born in November 1831, Jean Lessin le jeune, perhaps called Lessin, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in November 1838, Joseph III was born in September 1843, Alcide in February 1846, Omer near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in January 1849 but may have died in St. Martin Parish, age 13 1/2, in November 1862, Narcisse was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1851, and Alexandre Thelesmar in April 1854.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Gautreaux, Martin, and Richard families.  Joseph, fils's first succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1865; he would have been 66 years old that year.  Another succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January 1867.  One wonders why he would have needed two succession records in the same civil parish. 

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Moïse married cousin Alida, daughter of fellow Acadians Cyprien Mouton and Elisa Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1855.  Their son Narcisse Gabriel was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1857.  Moïse died in Lafayette Parish in September 1867; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Moïse died "at age 34 yrs.," but he was 35; his succession record, which named his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the day of his death

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Joseph III married cousin Philomène, daughter of fellow Acadian Lasty Hébert and his Creole wife Adeline Begnaud, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1862.  Their son Alcée was born near Breaux Bridge in August 1864. 

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Alcide married cousin Félicienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Sosthène Darmas Dugas and his Creole wife Aglae Castille, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1865.  Félicienne died near Breaux Bridge in September 1867; she was only 20 years old; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1868.  Alcide remarried to cousin Emma, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse Dugas and Carmelite Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1868.  Emma died in Lafayette Parish in October 1869; she was only 22 years old. 

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Jean Lessin le jeune may have married French Creole Alida Begnaud.  Their son Amédée died in Lafayette Parish "at age 4 mths." in December 1868, and Joseph le jeune was born in July 1870. 

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Narcisse, born at Grand Prairie in May 1800, married Céleste or Célanie, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste dit Mano Cormier and Pauline Martin, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1821.  Their son Narcisse, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 13 months, in September 1832 but died the day after his baptism, Joseph Hernesse was baptized at age 7 months in March 1834 but died at age 4 in September 1837, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish 3 days after its birth in May 1836, Edmond Darty was born in May 1837, and Jean in October 1842.  Their daughters married into the Begnaud and Blanchard families.  Narcisse may have died in Lafayette Parish in April 1860; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Narcisse died "at age 50 ca.," but this Narcisse would have been a month shy of 60. 

Edmond Darty married Émilie McNeil, also called Making, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1857, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, the following July. 

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Marcellin, also called Maxilien and Maximilien, born at Grand Prairie in October 1804, married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Boudreaux and Susanne Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1828.  Their son Sosthène was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1832, Alcide in April 1842, Jules Olivier in April 1845, Marcel or Marcellin in February 1848, and Alcée died at age 7 in February 1863.  Their daughters married into the Domingue, Dugas, Elmer, Gautreaux, and Robin families.  Marcellin died in Lafayette Parish in November 1857; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Marcellin died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was 53; one wonders if he was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana that summer and fall. 

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Sosthène married Marie Félicienne, called Félicienne, daughter of Napoléon Plaisance and Madeleine Domingues, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1856.  Their son Jacques Edgar was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1857, Jean Martial in May 1859, and Alcée in April 1862. 

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Jules Olivier married Marie Thérèse, called Thérèse, daughter of Creoles Melchior Robin and Celima Bergeron, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1862.  Their son Félix Jules was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1863. 

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Marcel married Marie Rophine, another daughter of Napoléon Plaisance, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1865.

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Youngest son Jean Lessin, called Lessin, born at La Pointe in August 1812, married Marguerite Azélie, called Azélie, teenage daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Olidon Broussard and Marie Victoire Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1833.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Duplessin or Duplessis was born in November 1833 but died at age 13 months[sic] in March 1835, a second Duplessis, called Duplessin, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 13 days, in March 1835, Joseph le jeune was baptized at age 1 month in October 1837, Alexandre was born in September 1843, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 5 in September 1851, twins Jean Neuville and Joseph Dupréville were born in May 1850, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 4 in March 1857.  They also had an older son named Jean, called Dejean.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux family.  Jean Lessin died in Lafayette Parish in June 1857; he was only 44 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January 1859. 

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Duplessin married cousin Marguerite Aloysia or Olisia, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Richard and Adélaïde Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1852.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Louis Omer was born in September 1855, and Lessin le jeune in January 1857.  During the War of 1861-65, Duplessin served in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He may not have survived the war.  His succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January 1866. 

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Joseph le jeune married cousin Célanie, another daughter of Louis Richard and Adélaïde Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1858.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Louis Joseph was born in July 1864, and Jean Alcée in January 1869. 

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Jean/Dejean married Marie Émelie, daughter of Julien Caruthers and his Acadian wife Elisa Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1860.  Dejean likely remarried to Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Richard and his Creole wife Maguerite Arthémise Caruthers, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Alcée Joseph was born near Grand Coteau in October 1868. 

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Alexandre married Marie Célestine, called Célestine, another daughter of Onésime Richard and Maguerite Arthémise Caruthers, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1867.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Pierre Ernest was born in July 1870. 

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Dugass who had come from France in 1785 went first to upper Bayou Lafourche before moving on to the western prairies, but they created no new Dugas family lines west of the Atchafalaya Basin: 

Élisabeth-Eulalie Dugas, age 17, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with her parents and eight siblings, including older brother Joseph, fils, and probably followed her parents and the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche, but Élisabeth-Ulalie did not remain there.  She joined her older brother in the Attakapas District, where she married Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Amand Prejean, in June 1786.  

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Other DUGASs on the Western Prairies

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

Pierre Dugas "of Canada," husband of Marguerite Lege (probably Léger), died at Attakapas in November 1787.  He was only 30 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Pierre's parents' names.  Was he a French-Canadian Dugas and not an Acadian, or did the recording priest consider Acadia to be a part of Canada?  

Élisabeth or Isabelle Dugas married Anglo Creole David Caruthers of Carencro at Attakapas in October 1793.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Élisabeth, called "wife of David Karuthers of Carencro," died at Carencro in September 1810; the St. Martinville priest who recorded her burial, and who did not give her parents' names, said that she died at age 40.  Since she was born in c1770, she probably was a native of Louisiana, but who were her parents?

Jean Charles Dugas married fellow Acadian Céleste Dupuis and settled at La Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Edmond was born in c1814 but died at "age about 3 years at his parent's" home at La Grand Pointe in September 1817.  Who were Jean Charles's parents? 

Pierre Dugas, "spouse in a second marriage" to fellow Acadian Marie Sonnier, died in Lafayette Parish in July 1826.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 90 years old when he died, which means he would have been born in c1736!  His succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse later that month.  Why does he, as well as his second wife, not appear on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names?  Were they French Canadians, not Acadians?  Marie's burial record hints that she was born in c1745.  When did they come to Louisiana? 

Joachim Dugas married fellow Acadian Sophie Gautreaux probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1830s.  

Pierre Rosémond, called Rosémond, son of Anne Dugas, married Amelie or Umelie, daughter of fellow Acadian André Martin, père, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1837.  Their son Pierre Adrien Gesner was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 6 months, in December 1838, Antoine Hortere was born in March 1841, and Adolphe in September 1855.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Chargois families.  Who were Anne Dugas's parents, and who was Rosémond's father?  The priest who recorded Rosémond's marriage did not tell.  Was Rosémond the Joseph Roseaimé, son of Jean Dugas, fils and Anastasie Poirier of Anse La Butte, who was born in April 1815?  The age, if not the name, fits. 

Alexis Dugas married fellow Acadian Marguerite Trahan probably in Lafayette Parish in the late 1830s.  

Elias Dugas's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1836.  The parish clerk who recorded the document did not mention a wife.  

Pierre Arvillien Dugas married fellow Acadian Nanette Broussard.  Their son Pierre was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in January 1836.  

Marie Dugas married Valcourt Cortini in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1839.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Joseph Dugas married Marie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of perhaps fellow Acadian Valéry Bourgeois of Assumption Parish, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1839.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Joseph and Azélie may have settled at Carencro but were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the early 1850s. 

Édouard Dugas married Célestine Belair in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1840.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Célestine a Fontenot?

Joseph Dugas married fellow Acadian Azélie Breaux and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the early 1840s.  Their son Joseph Aurelien was born near Grand Coteau in July 1845.  One might guess that Azélie was actually Célanie Breaux, wife of Joseph Dugas of Lafayette Parish, if Célanie had not been 46 years old in July 1845. 

Éloi Dugas married French Creole Célestine Bellard and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the mid-1840s.  Their daughter married into the Harry family. 

Jean Dugas married Arthémise Normand, Larmond, or Lormond by the mid-1840s.  Their son Charles was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1851, Jean, fils in September 1855, Martial in January 1858, Pierre Odilon in January 1867, and Ortibus Isidore in February 1870.  Their daughter married into the Dominguez family. 

Eugène Dugas died in Lafayette Parish in May 1847.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Eugène died "at age 66 yrs."  How was Eugène kin to the other Dugass in the area?  Was his name Eugène?  Was he even a Dugas

Elisa Dugas married Gabriel Duban in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1847.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Eugénie Dugas's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in September 1847.  The parish clerk who recorded the document, and who said nothing of her parents or a husband, noted that "She is deaf, dumb & insane."  Was she the "Eugène" Dugas who had died the previous May, age 66? 

Prevost Dugas died in Lafayette Parish in December 1848.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Prevost died "at age 80 yrs."  So who were his parents? 

Jules Dugas married fellow Acadian Eliza Landry.  Their son Arcade was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1849. 

Louis Dugas was emancipated by a succession record filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1840.  So which Louis Dugas was this? 

François Dugas married Cyphalide Durall and settled in Lafayette Parish by the mid-1850s. 

Marie Caroline Dugas married Joseph Hébert, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1855.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Cidalise Dugas married Dosité le jeune, son of fellow Acadian Estelle Breaux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1856.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Alexis Dugas married Milia Dugas.  Their son Adam was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1858. 

Marie Aphanelie, called Émelie and Fanelie Dugas, married Aurelien, also called Chretien, son of fellow Acadian Louis Chiasson, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1860.  Both the parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Fanelly, as she was called, remarried to Cyprien Maismain, son of fellow Acadian Cyprien Arceneaux, fils and widower of Marie Azénaïde Mouton, at the Vermilionville church in September 1864.  Again, the parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Léonard Dugas married Eliza Guidry, who died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, age 30, in September 1862.  One wonders which Léonard Dugas this may have been. 

John Dugas died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in January 1863.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that John died "at age 35 yrs."  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Daniel Dugas married Mary Valentine Richard, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1863.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Élodie Dugas, wife of Spanish Creole Antoine Segura, died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1864.  She was only 28 years old.  The priest who recorded her burial did not give her parents' names. 

Marie Dugas married Auguste, son of perhaps fellow Acadian Norbert Dupré LeBlanc, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Félicie[sic] Dugas married Élisabeth Dugas and settled near New Iberia on lower Bayou Teche by the late 1860s. 

Charles Dugas married Adrienne Corinne and settled near New Iberia on lower Bayou Teche by the late 1860s.  Was Charles Acadian?

Jean Dugas married Marie Castille.  Their son Jean Joseph Augustin was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1866. 

Louise Dugas, widow of William Hargrove, married Onésime Winds in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Philomène, daughter of Marie Dugas, married Édouard, son of Séraphine Arceneaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1868.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's fathers' names.  Were Philomène and Édouard, and their parents, Acadians? 

Auguste Dugas died in St. Martin Parish in September 1868.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Auguste died "at age 7 yrs." 

Sidney Dugas died in St. Martin Parish in September 1868.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Auguste died "at age 7 yrs."  Was Sidney kin to Auguste? 

Étienne O. Dugas married Sera, probably Sara, Thompson.  Their son Joseph Étienne was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1869.  Was Étienne O. Acadian? 

Augustin Dugas married Spanish Creole Élodie Castille in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Alida Dugas married Acadian Charles Landry at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Fulgence or Tulgence Dugas, son of Cécile Jean Louis, married Charlotte Spalding at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's father's name or the bride's parents' names.  Was Fulgence/Tulgence Acadian? 

Mary Dugas married Isaac Moore in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Carmelite, daughter of Francis Dugas and Josette Mamour, married Joseph, son of Eustis Babineaux and Céleste ____, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1870.  Were Carmelite and Joseph, and their parents, Acadians? 

Norbert Dugas married Adélaïde ____.  Their son Edgard was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1870.  Was Norbert Acadian? 

Charles Dugas married Carmelite Richard.  Their son Jean Demitrise was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, "at age 3 yrs.," in May 1871. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Other Dugass--two widows and two wives--came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765, but they did not go to Bayou Teche with the Broussards.  They reached the colony later in the year and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.   But no new Dugas family lines came of it:  

Marguerite Dugas, age 62, widow of Barthélemy Bergeron dit d'Amboise of Rivière St.-Jean, came with her 22-year-old son Germain.  

Marie Dugas, age 54, Marguerite's sister and widow of Augustin Bergeron of Rivière St.-Jean, came with her 16-year-old daughter Anne-Marie.

Angélique Dugas, age 31, came perhaps directly from St.-Domingue with husband Joseph Marant, age 36, and two teenage Orillion orphans, her nephew and niece.  Angélique died at St.-Gabriel, upriver from St.-Jacques, in September 1787, in her early 50s.

Anastasie Dugas, age 26, came with husband Amable Robichaux, age unrecorded, and three children, ages 4, 2, and 1.  

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Most of the Dugass who went to Bayou Teche with the Broussards in the spring of 1765 retreated to Cabanocé on the river that autumn to escape an epidemic that devastated the Teche valley community.  Only then, beginning in the late 1760s, did Dugas family lines emerge on the river:  

Cécile Bergeron, wife of Joseph Dugas, lost her husband in the epidemic.  She and her children--Cécile, age 12, Joseph dit Cadet, age 10, and Pélagie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, age 6--retreated to the river, and there they remained.  Daughter Cécile married into the Comeaux family and settled at nearby St.-Gabriel.  Madeleine married into the Bernard family and settled at St.-Jacques before following her family to Bayou Lafourche in the 1810s.  Joseph dit Cadet also settled at St.-Jacques; like sister Cécile, he remained on the river.

Also fleeing the 1765 epidemic were the six recently orphaned children of Jean Dugas and Marie-Charlotte Godin--François, age 25, Marie-Rose, age 16, Charles, age 15, Athanase, age 12, Michel, age 8, and Théodore, age 6.  Marie-Rose married into the Landry family and moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  As Spanish censuses from the late 1760s into the 1770s reveal, her brothers stayed close to one another on the Acadian Coast at St.-Jacques and Ascension.  Some of their sons and grandsons, however, moved down to Bayou Lafourche during the early 1800s.  

Descendants of François DUGAS (c1740-1798; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois)

François, second son of Jean Dugas and Marie-Charlotte Godin, born probably at Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean, in c1740, followed his family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore and ended up with them as a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s.  His family came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  After retreating to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, he married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Babin and Anne Thériot, at Cabanocé in June 1768.  They moved upriver to Ascension, where colonial officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river in 1770 and 1777.  They also may have lived in Assumption Parish on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  François died at Ascension in October 1798; the priest who recorded his burial said that François was 66 years old when he died, but he was closer to 58.  

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Oldest son Joseph, born probably at Cabanocé in c1770, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Honoré Braud and Madeleine Braud, at St.-Jacques in February 1795, and remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Poirier and Marie Cormier widow of Charles Hébert, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1809.  Their son François Camille or Cornille was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1814.  Their daughters married into the Landry and Mire families.  Joseph died near Convent in July 1842; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age 75 yrs.," but he probably was "only" in his early 70s. 

François Camille, by his father's second wife, married Marie Émelite, called Melite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Louvière and Marguerite LeBlanc, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1837; they had to secure dispensation for fourth degree of relationship in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph Ambroise, called Ambroise, was born in December 1846 but died at age 1 in November 1847.  Their daughter married into the Richard family.  François Cornille, as the recording priest called him, remarried to Eve, daughter of fellow Acadians Narcisse Gautreaux and Mathilde LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1855; François was 40 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled near Gonzales.  Their son François Constant was born in December 1866. 

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Hippolyte, born probably at Ascension in c1771, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Duhon and widow of Louis Foret, at Ascension in September 1800.  Did the family line survive? 

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Athanase le jeune, also called François, born at Ascension in September 1773, married Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin Broussard and Madeleine Landry, at Ascension in February 1798, the same day and the place his brother Michel married.  Their son François-Larmusion or Jean-Morusian was born at Ascension in February 1802 but died at age 7 in October 1809, and Jean Vincent, a twin, was born in January 1804 but died 3 weeks after his birth.  Their daughter married into the Chiasson family.  Athanase le jeune died at Ascension in July 1807; he was only 33 years old.  When his older son died two years later, this family line, except for its blood, died with him.  

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Michel-Noël, born at Ascension in December 1775, married cousin Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Amand Babin and Anastasie Landry, at Ascension in February 1798, the same day and at the same place where his brother Athanase married.  Michel and Madeleine's son Michel-Eugène was born at Ascension in November 1801 but died age 6 months in May 1802, Louis-Ulgère, also called Michel-Ulgère, was born in February 1803, and Joseph Trasimond, called Trasimond, in October 1806. Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Michel Noël died in Ascension Parish in July 1807; he was only 31 years old.  

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Ulgère married cousin Marie Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Auguste Broussard and Emerite Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1825; they had to secure dispensation for third degree of ____ in order to marry.  Their son Léon Mathurin, called Mathurin, was born in Ascension Parish in November 1826 but died in December.  Ulgère remarried to Émilie, or Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadians Donat Landry and Lise Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church in October 1829.  Their son Léon was born in Ascension Parish in January 1831, and Joseph Goutrand or Gontran in March 1842.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Copponex families.  Ulgère died in Ascension Parish in February 1857; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Michel Ulgère, as he called him died at "age 57 years," but Ulgère was "only" 54. 

Léon, by his father's second wife, married Rosalie Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Richard and Léonise LeBlanc widow of Francis Guilfou, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Joseph Henry Léon was born in Ascension Parish in October 1853 but died at age 8 months in June 1854.  Léon remarried to cousin Marie Gertrude, called Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Landry and Marie Aureline Babin, at the Donaldsonville church in December 1857.  They settled near Gonzales.  Their son Arnold Eulger was born in March 1861, and Juste Léon in November 1866. 

Joseph Goutraud, by his father's second wife, called Joseph G. by the recording priest, married cousin Hélène Elmina, daughter of fellow Acadians Omer Hébert and Jeanette Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1867; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry. 

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Trasimond married Mélanie, daughter of Frenchman Pierre Denoux, also called Gaillard, and Marie Louise Legrange, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish in June 1837.  Their son Joseph Adam, called Adam, was born in Ascension Parish in December 1841, Pierre Trasimond, called Trasimond, fils, in April 1843, Joseph Noël Ozémé, called Ozémé, in April 1845, Jean Thomas, called Thomas, in December 1846, Paul Odrezie in May 1848, Éloi Prosper in December 1849, and Jérôme Florestan in September 1851.  Trasimond, père, described as a "res. of Brusly McCall's," died in Ascension Parish in July 1865; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Trasimond died at "age 50 years," but this Trasimond would have been 58. 

Trasimond, fils married Marie Jannette, daughter of Emmanuel Ruiz and Marie Monson, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1863.  Their "2 small children," names and ages unrecorded, perhaps a son or sons, died in Ascension Parish in March 1864.  Trasimond, fils remarried to first cousin Félicité, daughter of Henry Denoux and Félicité Capdeville, at the Donaldsonville church in January 1866; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Vileor Justinien was born in Ascension Parish in November 1866 but died at age 1 in November 1867. 

Ozémé married Olivia or Oliva, daughter of fellow Acadians Valère Babin and Adeline Poirier, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1866. 

Adam married Olesida, daughter of Mathias Rodriguez and Joséphine Falcon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1869. 

Thomas married Lucia, another daughter of Emmanuel Ruiz and Marie Monson at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1869. 

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Jean, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1783, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Duhon and Anne LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in February 1805.  Their son François Rosémond was born at Ascension in January 1806, Jean Achille, called Achille, at St.-Jacques in April 180[7], twins Jérôme and Joseph Ovide in August 1808, and Joseph Léon in July 1817.  They moved to Assumption Parish on upper Bayou Lafourche probably by the mid-1820s, after their children were born on the river.

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Youngest son Jérôme, born at Ascension in April 1790, died there in April 1807, age 17.  He did not marry.  

Descendants of Charles DUGAS (c1750-1809; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois)

Charles, third son of Jean Dugas and Marie-Charlotte Godin, born probably at Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean, in c1750, followed his family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore and ended up with them as a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s.  His family came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.   He retreated with his siblings to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river that autumn and married Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry, probably at nearby Ascension in c1772.  Colonial officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension in 1777.  Charles may have taken his family to Attakapas during the late 1770s or early 1780s, but they returned to Ascension.  His daughter married into the Breaux and Landry families.  Charles died in Ascension Parish in November 1809; he was 59 years old.  

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Oldest son Charles-Grégoire, called Grégoire, born at St.-Jacques in December 1774, married Élisabeth or Isabelle-Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadians Mathurin Landry and Anne Landry, at Ascension in January 1796.  Their son Joseph-Nicolas or -Colin, was born at Ascension in August 1798, Hippolyte-Gustave in December 1800, and Godefroi-Léopold in October 1802.  Their daughter married into the Godin family.  Grégoire remarried to French Creole Françoise Barbay probably at Ascension by 1805.  Their daughter married into the Gaudet family.  Grégoire died in Ascension Parish in May 1827; he was 52 years old.  

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Joseph Nicolas married cousin Clarisse Eméranthe, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Landry and Elisa Landry, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in March 1821; they had to secure dispensation for third degree of relationship in order to marry.  Their son Théophile died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, age 10 months, in August 1822, Paul Edward or Édouard, called Édouard, was born in Ascension Parish in January 1826, and Joseph Grégoire in January 1834.  They also had an older son named Félix Labas.  Their daughters married into the Gaudin family and perhaps into the Hébert family as well.  Joseph Nicolas remarried to Marie Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Dupuis and Marine Clouâtre and widow of Édouard Blanchard, at the Donaldsonville church in April 1841; Joseph Nicolas was 42 years old at the time of the wedding.  Joseph Nicolas died in Ascension Parish in February 1864; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph Nicolas died at "age 65 years."  One wonders if his death was war-related.  

Félix Labas, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marguerite Anne Eléonore, daughter of fellow Acadians Auguste Broussard and Adélaïde Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1842.  Their son Ambroise died at birth in Ascension Parish in December 1843.  Félix remarried to Malvina, daughter of fellow Acadians Milien Babin and Marie Victoire Braud, at the Donaldsonville church in February 1848.  Their son Raymond Alfred A. was born in Ascension Parish in January 1864. 

Édouard, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite Florestine, daughter of Neuville Roth and his Acadian wife Marie Angèle Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1851.  Édouard remarried to cousin Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Joséphine Orillion, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1860.

Joseph Grégoire, by his father's first wife, died in Ascension Parish in May 1854.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Godefroi Léopold, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jérôme Dugas and his Creole wife Mathilde Arrieux, his uncle and aunt, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1827; they had to secure dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Godefroi died in Ascension Parish in September 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Godefroi was "age ca. 22 yrs." when he died; he was 26.  

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Victor, born at Ascension in April 1779, died the following October.  

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Paul, called Paulin, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1785, married Marie Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph LeBlanc and Pélagie Doiron of Ascension, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1808.  Their son Paul Rosémond was born in Ascension Parish in July 1809, Joseph Émile, called Émile, in March 1811 but, according to a church record, died at age 3 1/2 in July 1814, Jérôme Adélard was born in November 1813, Florentin Aimé, also called Émile, in April 1818, Lazare Eleuthere in September 1822, Henri died 6 days after his birth in July 1824, and Joseph Euphémon, called Euphémon, was born in March 1827 but died at age 13 in February 1840.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family.  Paul died in Ascension Parish in November 1842; he was 57 years old.  Three of his sons settled in Ascension Parish. 

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Jérôme Adélard married first cousin Françoise Elmire, daughter of his uncle Joseph Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1836.

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Lazare Eleuthere married Marie Laure, called Laure, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Donat Gravois and Marie Marthe Eurasie Landry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1845.  They settled in Ascension Parish.  Their son Paul Robert was born in June 1849, George August in November 1861, Elphége Arthur, called Arthur, in October 1863 but died at 2 in November 1865, and Paul Arthur was born in September 1867. 

Paul Robert died in Ascension Parish in June 1864.  He was only 15 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

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Florentin Aimé/Émile married Marie Sylveria, called Sylveria, daughter of Antoine Balderas or Baldere and Constance Mollere, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Paul Wilbrod, called Wilbrod, was born in Ascension Parish in January 1848 but died at age 1 1/2 in July 1849. 

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Laurent, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1787, died at age 1 1/2 in June 1789.  

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Joseph, born at Ascension in March 1790, married Hortense, daughter of Pierre Arrieux and Eugènie dite Antoinette Barbe, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in April 1810.  Their son Vernon Ignace or Ignace Vernon was born in Ascension Parish in October 1814.  Joseph remarried to Marie Aurore, called Aurore, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Gaudin and Françoise Babin, at the Donaldson church in December 1816.  Their son Étienne Rosémond was born in Ascension Parish in December 1817.  They also had a son named Osémé, unless he was Étienne Rosémond.  Their daughter married a Dugas first cousin.  Joseph died in Ascension Parish in October 1819; he was only 29 years old.  

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Ignace Vernon, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite Coralie, called Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Landry and his Creole wife Carmelite Vives, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1833.  Their son Joseph Camille was born in Ascension Parish in July 1836 but died the following October. 

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Osémé, by his father's second wife, married first cousin Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Gaudin and Lise Gaudet, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1843; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Édouard Bonaventure was born in Ascension Parish in July 1856.  Osémé died in Ascension Parish in May 1869; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the marriage, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Ozémé, as he called him, died at "age 51 years." 

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Jérôme, born at Ascension in August 1792, married Eugènie Mathilde, called Mathilde, another daughter of Pierre Arrieux and Eugènie dite Antoinette Barbe, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1811.  Their son Étienne Jérôme Vileor or Jérôme Étienne Vileor, called Vileor, was born in Ascension Parish in December 1819.  Their daughters married into the Arrieux, Dugas, Giraud (Foreign French, not Acadian), and Lavigne families.  Jérôme died in Ascension Parish in February 1839; he was only 46 years old.  

Vileor married Marie Élodie, called Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadians Ferdinand Theriot and Aspasie Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1843.  During the antebellum period, Vileor served in the Donaldsonville Artillery, working his way up from flag bearer to first lieutenant.  He was elected sheriff of Donaldsonville in September 1859.  In September 1861, he resigned his commission as first lieutenant in the artillery company to remain in his home town as sheriff.  As a result, he did not serve Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65.  His daughter married into the Ayraud family.  Vileor may have died in Ascension Parish in July 1865; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who called him Villeor, did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give the age of the deceased.  Vileor, son of Jérôme, would have been age 45.  One wonders if he fathered any sons. 

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Youngest son Édouard-Benjamin, born at Ascension in July 1795, may have died young. 

Descendants of Athanase DUGAS (c1753-1791; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois)

Athanase, fourth son of Jean Dugas and Marie-Charlotte Godin, born probably at Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean, in c1753, followed his family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore and ended up with them as a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s.  His family came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  After he retreated with his siblings to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, he married Anne-Rose, called Rose or Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre LeBlanc and Anne Landry, at St.-Jacques in September 1777.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Boudreaux, Foret, Gaudin, and Thibodeaux families.  Athanase died at nearby Ascension in March 1791, in his late 30s.  Only one of his two sons created a family of his own and settled upriver at St. Gabriel before returning to Ascension.  

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Older son Jérôme-Athanase, also called Joseph, born at Ascension in September 1778, married Élisabeth or Isabelle Cécile, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Babin and his Creole wife Isabelle Brousse, at Ascension in January 1805.  Their son Marius Toussaint was born in Ascension Parish in November 1805, Jean Lesimond, called Lesimond, near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1808, Louis Rigobert in Ascension Parish in November 1813, and Jean Marie was born posthumously in April 1826.  Their daughters married into the Braud, Hamilton, and Landry families.  Isabelle Cécile died in April 1826, a day after son Jean Marie was born, probably from complications of childbirth.  Jérôme Athanase had died in Ascension Parish in January 1826, four months before son Jean Marie's birth and his wife's death; Jérôme was only 47 years old. 

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Lesimond married Marie Adamiene, daughter of Jean Félix Pallaquin and Josèphe Marie Bellemère, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1826.  Their son Stanislas Jérôme was born in Ascension Parish in September 1827 but died at age 5 "of long illness and fever" in November 1832.  Lesimond (the recording priest called him Onésime) died in Ascension Parish in April 1829; the priest who recorded Lesimond's burial said that he was 23 years old when he died, but he was only 21.  When his only son died three years later, this family line probably died with him.  

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Marius married Virginia, daughter of Barthélemy Hamilton and his Acadian wife Mélanie Dupuis, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1840; Virginia's mother was a Dupuis; Marius was 34 years old at the time of the wedding.  Marius died in Ascension Parish in May 1841; he was only 35 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

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Younger son Henri, born probably at Ascension in c1782, died at age 13 in April 1795. 

Descendants of Michel DUGAS (c1757-1828; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois)

Michel, fifth son of Jean Dugas and Marie-Charlotte Godin, born in Acadia in c1757 during Le Grand Dérangement, was imprisoned with his family in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s.  His family came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  When an epidemic devastated the Teche community and killed his parents and other relatives during the summer and fall of 1765, Michel, still a boy, retreated with his four brothers and a sister, along with dozens of other Teche Acadians, to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married Anne-Rose or -Sophie, called Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadians Bonaventure Forest and Claire Rivet, in February 1778.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Futele, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  Michel remarried to Rose or Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Forest and Isabelle Léger and widow, perhaps, of Joachim Maroi, at Ascension in July 1800; Michel was in his early 40s at the time of the wedding.  Their daughter married into the Babin family.  Michel died in Ascension Parish in October 1828; he was 71 years old.  All of his married sons settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Oldest son Michel-Édouard, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in January 1781, died at age 6 months the following July.  

2

Joseph, by his father's first wife, baptized at Ascension, no age recorded, in April 1787, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Osite Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1812.  They remained on the upper bayou. 

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Joseph-Alexandre, called Alexandre, from his father's second wife, born at Ascension in April 1801, married cousin Marie Adeline, 22-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Babin and Madeleine Angélique Foret of Iberville, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1825.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Joseph-Valéry, called Valéry, from his father's second wife, born at Ascension in November 1802, married cousin Marguerite Séraphine, called Séraphine, another daughter of Charles Babin and Madeleine Angélique Foret, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1827.  They lived on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou. 

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Youngest son Thomas Clovis, called Clovis, by his father's second wife, born in Ascension Parish in December 1809, married cousin Claire Dugas probably in Ascension Parish in the 1830s and joined his older brothers on upper Bayou Lafourche by the early 1840s. 

Descendants of Théodore DUGAS (c1759-1827; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois)

Théodore, sixth and youngest son of Jean Dugas and Marie-Charlotte Godin, born in Acadia in c1759 during Le Grand Dérangement, was imprisoned with his family in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s.  His family came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  When an epidemic devastated the Teche community and killed his parents and other relatives during the summer and fall of 1765, Théodore, still a boy, retreated with his four brothers and a sister to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.  He married Marie-Victoire, called Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Foret and Marguerite Blanchard, at Ascension, just upriver from St.-Jacques, in October 1784.  Their daughters married into the Babin and Guidry families.  Théodore died in Ascension Parish in March 1827; he was 69 years old.  Only one of his four sons married; he settled in Ascension Parish. 

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Oldest son René, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1787, probably died young.  

2

François-Isidore, called Isidore, a twin, born at Ascension in October 1793, died in Ascension Parish in April 1826.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial said that Isidore was 23 years old when he died, but he was 33.  He probably did not marry.  

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Pierre-Octave, born at Ascension in March 1799, married Anne Orsise, daughter of Auguste Léveque and Marguerite Justine Prevot, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in December 1821.  Their son Aymar Hercule Théodore was born in Ascension Parish in August 1825 but died at age 1 in August 1826, and François Augustin Théodore was born in October 1833 but died at age 6 months in April 1834.  Their daughter married into the Mullett family.

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Youngest son Hubert Séverin, born at Ascension in February 1806, died there at age 6 months the following August.  

Descendants of Joseph dit Cadet DUGAS (c1753-1833; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois, Jean)

Joseph dit Cadet, son of Joseph Bourg and Cécile Bergeron, born probably on Rivière St.-Jean in c1754, followed his family into exile and ended up with them as as a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia during the early 1760s.  His family came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the first party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  When an epidemic devastated the Teche valley community and killed his father and other relatives that summer and fall, Joseph dit Cadet retreated with his widowed mother and two sisters to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcel LeBlanc and Marie-Josèphe Breaux, in October 1780.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Besson, Breaux, and Dicharry families.  Joseph dit Cadet died near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1833; he was 80 years old.  His three sons settled on the left, or east, bank of the river in St. James Parish, and one lived briefly on the western prairies.  Joseph dit Cadet's youngest son moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the 1840s, but his older sons remained on the river. 

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Oldest son Étienne-Sylvestre, born at St.-Jacques in December 1787, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadians Bonaventure Godin and Marie Broussard, at the St. James church in August 1806.  Their son Étienne, fils was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in September 1812.  Étienne, père died near Convent in June 1854; he was 66 years old. 

Étienne, fils married Marie Mélisaire or Melissa, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bourgeois and Marie Angèle Gautreaux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1834.  Their son Félicien died near Convent, St. James Parish, age 2 months, in December 1838, Joseph Ludger was born in January 1840, Simon in March 1842, Adrien in March 1843 but died the following June, Jean Baptiste was born in October 1844, and Étienne Dorsino, called Dorsino, in February 1855 but died at age 6 1/2 in August 1861.  Their daughter married into the Jacob family.  Étienne, fils died near Convent in May 1856; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Étienne died at "age 40 yrs.," but he was 44. 

Jean Baptiste married Claire Odalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Terence LeBlanc and Léocade LeBlanc, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1870. 

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Benjamin, born at St.-Jacques in October 1799, married Louise Marie Émelie Mélisaire, called Mélisaire or Serre, daughter of Benjamin Folcher, Folgues, Folker, Forchere, Fulcher, or Volkes and Marie Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1826.  Their son Joseph Norbert was born near Convent in July 1826, Benjamin, fils in Lafayette Parish in August 1832 but died near Convent at age 15 months in December 1833, and Louis was baptized at the Convent church, age 6 months, in February 1835.  (One wonders why they moved to the western prairies during the early 1830s and returned to the river so quickly.)  Their daughters married into the Blouin, Melançon, and Theriot families.  Benjamin died near Convent in March 1840; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Benjamin died at "age about 37 yrs.," but he was 40.  A daughter was born posthumously the following August. 

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Joseph Norbert married Marie Elmire, called Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Clouâtre and Marcellite Bourgeois, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1846.  Their son Joseph Clairville, called Clairville, was born near Convent in October 1850 but died the following July, Joseph, fils, perhaps also called Thomassin, was born in March 1854 but may have died at age 1 in March 1855, Joseph Benjamin was born in September 1855, Michel Léoville in December 1860, and Joseph Adam Willis in October 1864.  Joseph Norbert died near Convent in January 1867; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jos., as he called him, died at "age 40 years," so this probably was him. 

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Louis married Zulma or Zulmée, daughter of Placide Hymel and Virginie Pertuit, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1857.  Their son Ignace Camille was born near Convent in July 1858, Hippolyte Florian in August 1859 but died in September, Joseph Félix was born in December 1865, and Joseph Émile in October 1869. 

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Youngest son Lucas, called Luc, born at St.-Jacques in March 1802, married cousin Marie Émilie, called Émelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Mire and Henriette Bernard, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1821; they had to secure dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Luc, fils was born near Convent in August 1824, and Michel Éloi in September 1826.  After his sons were born, Luc took his family to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he remarried in the mid-1850s. 

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The arrival dates, and the fate, of several Dugass who settled on the river are difficult to determine:

Anne Landry, widow of ____ Dugas, came with two sons, Athanase and Michel.  They first appear in Louisiana records at New Orleans in 1768. 

Augustin, Pierre, and Alexandre Dugas first appear in Louisiana records in March 1777 at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  Augustin, age 30, his unnamed wife, age 21, and a 2-year-old daughter, were living near Pierre, age 23, and his unnamed wife, age 19, and Alexandre, age 19, a bachelor, on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel, so they may have been brothers. 

Théodore, son of Claude Dugas and Marie Bourg, married fellow Acadian Madeleine Richard, widow of Pierre Babin, at St.-Jacques in April 1778.  This was Théodore's first appearance in Louisiana records.  He died near St. Gabriel, upriver from St. James, in April 1806; he was 60 years old.  One wonders if he and his wife Madeleine had any children  

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Most of the Dugass who came to Louisiana arrived 20 years after the first of their family reached the colony.  They came on every one of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Some of them, from three of the Seven Ships, chose to go to river communities, but few of them remained there, and none who did established new family lines along the river:  

Jean-Baptiste Dugas, age 66, from Minas, crossed crossed on Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  With him was third wife Anne Bourg, age 64, daughter Anne, age 21, and granddaughter Marie-Adélaïde Boudrot, age 5.  They followed the majority of the their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Needless to say, Jean-Baptiste and Anne had no more children in Louisiana.  Jean-Baptiste died either at Manchac or on upper Bayou Lafourche, where his wife was counted as a widow in January 1788.  Daughter Anne married into the Crochet family and settled on the bayou.  

Françoise Boudrot, age 45, widow of Marin Dugas, Jean-Baptiste's second son, crossed on Le Bon Papa with son Jean-Pierre-Marin, called Pierre, Dugas, age 11.  Pierre followed his kinsmen to upper Bayou Lafourche.   

Marie-Madeleine Dugas, age 53, crossed on Le Bon Papa with husband Pierre Quimine, age 59, and two daughters, ages 24 and 14.  Pierre died at Manchac soon after they reached the colony, and Marie-Madeleine and her daughters moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  

A younger Jean-Baptiste Dugas, age 49, crossed on Le Bon Papa with wife Marie Grossin, age 49, daughter Marie-Josèphe, age 11, and orphan Marie Haché, age 18.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Daughter Marie-Josèphe married into the Lebert family at Baton Rouge.  Marie died at Baton Rouge in July 1809, in her early 70s; the priest who recorded her burial described her as the spouse, not the widow, of Jean Baptiste Dugas.  

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Marguerite Dugas, age 26, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With her was husband François-Xavier Boudrot, age 25; they brought no children to Louisiana.  They went with most of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge, where Marguerite died in September 1786, only 26 years old, perhaps from the rigors of childbirth.

Jean-Pierre Dugas, age 20, crossed on Le Beaumont with his French wife Jeanne Cabon, age 34, and no children.  Did they have any children at Baton Rouge?

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Victoire Dugas, age 38, widow of Frenchman Thomas Aillet, crossed with two sons, ages 10 and 6, aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  They followed most of their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, today's Thompson's Creek, north of Baton Rouge.  After the Acadians abandoned the settlement in the early 1790s, Victoire and her sons moved downriver to the Baton Rouge area. 

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Other DUGASs on the River

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

Françoise Dugas, wife of Spanish Creole Pedro Rivas, died at St.-Gabriel in July 1788.  The priest who recorded her burial, and who did not give her parents' names, said that Francisca, as he called her, died at "age 58 years."  No Françoise Dugas appears on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, so one wonders if she was Acadian.  

Marie-Ludivine Dugas died at Ascension in November 1791.  She was only 3 years old.  The priest who recorded the girl's burial must have come a bit unhinged.  For her parents he wrote "Jesu Cristo & Maria Lideivina Dugas"  So which Jesu Cristo Dugas was it? 

Eugène Dugas married Christine, perhaps also called Émelie, Landry probably in Ascension Parish in the 1830s.  Their son Pierre Gustave was born in Ascension Parish in September 1847. 

Joseph Amédée Dugas married fellow Acadian Elmire Gaudet and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1850s. 

Joseph and Vincent, twin sons of Jean Dugas, died in Ascension Parish, age unrecorded, but they probably were newborns, in April 1859.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burials did not give the boys' mother's name. 

Jules Dugas married Félicie Lafond.  Their son Julien Raimond Anatole was baptized at the St. James church, St. James Parish, age 1 month, in February 1864. 

Cleopha Dugas married Rosella Michel at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in July 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Dugas married fellow Acadian Augustine, also called Justine, Landry at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Auguste Dugas, son of Henriette Riley, married Anastasie Grey or Gray, daughter of Annie Georges, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's fathers' names.  Their son Ernest was born near Convent in January 1870.  Was Auguste an Acadian? 

Mathilde Dugas of Ascension Parish married Fulgence, son of fellow Acadian Bienvenu Bergeron of St. James Parish, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Charles Telesphore Dugas, son of Marcellite Michel, married Maria Julia Clarque, daughter of Julienne ____, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's fathers' names.  Was Charles Telesphore an Acadian? 

J. Edmond Dugas, another son of Marcellite Michel, married Roselia Lartigues, daughter of Marie Roselia ____, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's fathers' names.  Was J. Edmond an Acadian? 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the many Dugass who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche:

Paul Dugas, age 75, a widower, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him were two unmarried adult children--Simon, age 37, and Anne-Marie, age 19.  His fellow passengers selected Simon as one of the five leaders of their "expedition."  Daughter Anne-Marie married Vincent Dumene of Nantes, France, and settled on the bayou; she may have died in Assumption Parish in November 1854, a widow in her late 80s.  Son Simon finally married and also settled on the bayou. 

Marie-Madeleine Dugas, age 43, Paul's daughter and widow of Jean-Baptiste Hébert, crossed on La Bergère with seven children, ages 20 to infancy.  Marie-Madeleine never remarried and died at Lafourche in October 1793, in her early 50s.   

Marie Dugas, age 39, another of Paul's daughter, crossed on La Bergère with husband Prosper Giroir, age 41, and six children, ages 18 to 7.  Marie died in Assumption Parish in November 1805, a widow.  The priest who recorded her burial said that she was 63 years old when she died, but she was closer to 59.  

Élisabeth or Isabelle Dugas, age 32, Paul's daughter, crossed on La Bergère with husband Ambroise Pitre, age 35, and three children, ages 9, 6, and 1.  Ambroise died at Lafourche, and Élisabeth remarried to Spanish Creole Jean-Marie Campos there in February 1789.  Élisabeth died "at home of Paul Aucoin" in Assumption Parish in January 1837, a widow; she was 84 years old.  

Marie-Osite Dugas, age 24, also Paul's daughter, crossed on La Bergère with husband Étienne Dupuis, age 36, and no children.  Marie-Osite died in Assumption Parish in September 1814; she was only 52 years old.  

Marguerite-Blanche Dugas, age 31, daughter of Pierre, crossed on La Bergère with husband Pierre Bourg, age 24.  She was pregnant on the voyage and gave birth to son Martin at either Balize or New Orleans soon after reaching the colony.  Marguerite-Blanche died at Lafourche by October 1789, when Pierre remarried there.  Martin died in infancy.  

Anne-Osite Dugas, age 30, widow of Charles Hébert, another daughter of Pierre, crossed on La Bergère with three children, ages 5, 4, and 2.  She moved on to the Attakapas District during the late 1780s or early 1790s.

Ambroise Dugas, fils, age 34, from Cobeguit, crossed on La Bergère with wife Marie-Victoire Pitre, age 32, also of Cobeguit, and four children--Marguerite-Josèphe, age 9, Louis-Ambroise, age 5, Céleste, age 1, and Eulalie-Martine, who was born aboard ship.  They had more children in Louisiana, including sons, who settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Daughter Marguerite-Josèphe, wife and perhaps widow of Jean Jacques Doiron, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1850; the Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial said that Marguerite died "at age 77 yrs.," but she was "only" 74. 

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Charles Dugas, age 60, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second wife Anne Naquin, age 50, stepdaughter Rose-Marie Gautrot, age 22, and orphan Anne Lebert, age 9.  Charles and Anne were likely that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  Charles died by January 1788, when Anne was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow.  

Alexis Dugas, age 58, from Cobeguit, Charles's brother, was a widower when he crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With him was daughter Marie-Rose, age 22.  Alexis died at Lafourche in September 1795, in his late 60s.  Marie-Rose married Spaniard Louis Oncale or Uncal, at Lafourche in September 1786.   

Pierre Dugas, age 53, Charles's and Alexis's brother, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with third wife Rose or Rosalie LeBlanc, age 43, and two children--Rose, age 3, and infant Anne-Perrine, called Perrine.  Daughters Rose and Perrine probably died young.  Perrine, in fact, could have died on the voyage to Louisiana.  Pierre and Rose had another daughter in Louisiana but no sons.  Their Louisiana-born daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  Pierre died in Assumption Parish in October 1813; he was 79 1/2 years old.  He brought no sons with him to Louisiana in 1785 and had no sons there, so his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  

Joseph Dugas, fils, age 43, Charles et al.'s brother, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second wife Anastasie Barrieau, age 43, and nine children--Joseph III, age 23, Marie, age 21, Cécile-Anne, age 19, Élisabeth-Eulalie, age 17, François-Basile-Étienne, age 14, Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, age 12, Jean-Pierre, age 10, Anne-Marguerite, age 7, and Marguerite-Euphrosine, age 2.  Joseph III married in New Orleans soon after he reached the colony and followed his wife's family to the Attakapas District.  Élisabeth-Eulalie followed her brother to Attakapas, where she married into the Prejean family.  Joseph, fils and Anastasie had no more children in Louisiana.  They, with their other children, remained on upper Bayou Lafourche, and their other daughters married into the Aucoin, Daigle, Guillot, and Lerois families.  Daughter Marie died in Assumption Parish in November 1813; she was only 50 years old.  Joseph, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1833; he was 91 years old.  

Anne Dugas, age 36, Charles et al.'s sister, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Joseph-Ignace Hébert, age 37, and four children, ages 15 to 2.  Anne died at by January 1798, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife.  

Anne-Josèphe Dugas, age 36, from Cobeguit, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Jean-Baptiste Hébert, age 36, fives sons, ages 14 to newborn.  Anne Josèphe died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1831; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded her burial said that she was 88 years old when she died, but she was closer to 82.

Marie Dugas, age 18, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Jean Thibodeau, age 42, two of his children, ages 18 and 14, and a Thibodeau kinswoman.  Jean died at Lafourche in the late 1790s, and Marie remarried to French Creole Louis-Gabriel Richard of Toulon, France, at Assumption in October 1803.  

Jean Dugas, age 13, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with his mother, Frenchwoman Anne Bonfils, and his stepfather Pierre Labauve.  

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Claude-Bernard Dugas, age 28, crossed alone on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  He married on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

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Anne Dugas, age 59, crossed with husband Olivier Boudrot, age 74, and two children, ages 18 and 17, on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  Anne became a widow by January 1788.  

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The Dugass from France created a third center of family settlement in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley: 

Descendants of Simon DUGAS (c1748-1829; Abraham, Claude, Joseph)

Simon, son of Paul Dugas and his first wife Anne-Marie Boudrot, born probably at Cobeguit in c1748, was deported from one of the Maritime islands to St.-Malo, France, in 1758-59.  His mother died in the crossing.  Simon became a carpenter in France, went to Poitou with his widowed father and stepmother in the early 1770s, and was still a bachelor in his late 30s when he sailed to Louisiana with his twice-widowed father and a much younger half-sister aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  His fellow passengers selected him as one of the five leaders of their "expedition."  He followed the majority of his fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche, where, at age 39, he married Marie-Geneviève, called Geneviève, 22-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Alain Bourg and Anne-Marie Comeau, in June 1787.  Geneviève had come to Louisiana on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships.  Judging by the baptismal and marriage records of their children, they lived near the boundary between what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal, Coupelle, Daigle, Freoux, and Hopwood families.  Simon died in Assumption Parish in July 1829; he was 80 years old.  Only one of his four sons married and carried on the line, and only one of his grandsons' family lines survived.  

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Oldest son Magloire, born at Lafourche in August 1789, probably died young.  

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Jean-Baptiste, born at Lafourche in October 1790, married cousin Constance, daughter of Joseph Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Madeleine Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1811.  Their son Jean Baptiste Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born in Assumption Parish in April 1813, Honoré Valsin in c1818, and François Xavier, perhaps called Xavier, in December 1823.  Their daughters married into the Daigle and Hébert families.  Jean Baptiste died in Ascension Parish in November 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 49 years old when he died, but he was only 39.  Only one of his son's lines survived. 

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Jean Baptiste Leufroi married Clémence or Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadians Timothée Hébert and Rosalie Comeaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1838.  They settled near Paincourtville.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Landry, LeBlanc, and Phelps families.  Jean Baptiste Leufroi died near Paincourtville in July 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste L., as he called him, died at "age ca. 53 years," but he was 57.  Did he father any sons? 

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Honoré Valsin died in Assumption Parish in January 1841.  The Plattenville priest who recorded the burial said that Honoré Valsin died at "age 23 yrs."  Did Honoré marry? 

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Xavier likely married fellow Acadian Armelise Landry and settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish.  Their son François Honoré, called Honoré, was born in February 1844, Joseph Claiborne, called Claiborne, in October 1848, Bernard Ulysse in August 1850, Joseph Félix in March 1852, Jean Baptiste Elphége Thomas in December 1853, and Arsène Henry in December 1858.  Their daughters married into the Hidalgo and LeBlanc families. 

Honoré married Alphonsine, daughter of Villier Jumeauville or Jumonville and Constance Evela, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Philippe Xavier was born near Paincourtville in August 1868. 

Claiborne married double cousin Lee, daughter of fellow Acadians Alcide Landry and Colette Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1868. 

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Paul, born at Lafourche in February 1792, died in Assumption Parish in June 1836.  The priest who recorded Paul's burial said that he was 42 years old when he died, but he was 44.  Paul evidently did not marry.  

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Youngest son Joseph Michel or Michel Joseph, born in Ascension Parish in September 1808, died at age 22 months in July 1810.  

Descendants of Ambroise DUGAS, fils (c1751-1816; Abraham, Claude, Joseph, Joseph dit Petit Jos)

Ambroise, fils, son of Ambroise Dugas and Marguerite Henry, born at Cobeguit in c1751, followed his parents to Île St.-Jean, where a French official counted them at Grande-Ascension on the south shore of the island in August 1752.  Ambroise, fils was still a child when the British deported him and his family to St.-Malo, France, in 1758-59.  Ambroise, fils became a sailor in France and married Marie-Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadians Amand Pitre and Geneviève Arcement of Cobeguit, at St.-Suliac, near St-Malo, in March 1773.  They went to Poitou with other Acadians from the St.-Malo area and retreated with them to Nantes when the Poitou venture failed.  They sailed to Louisiana with four children aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They had more children on upper Bayou Lafourche. Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Daniau, Doiron, Fernandes, Matherne, and Plaisance families.  Ambroise, fils died a widower in Assumption Parish in March 1816; he was 65 years old.  

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Oldest son Constant-Ambroise, baptized at St.-Léonard, Nantes, France, in December 1777, died in St.-Jacques Parish, Nantes, age 21 months in September 1779.

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Louis-Ambroise, baptized at St.-Jacques, Nantes, France, in May 1780, married Élisabeth, called Babette, daughter of Pierre Berthelot and Anne Kierne of the Upper German Coast, at Assumption in November 1802.  Their son Louis Olivier was born in Assumption Parish in September 1804.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Terrebonne families. 

Louis Olivier died in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1826.  He was only 22 years old.  He did not marry.  He seems to have been his parents' only son, so his family line, except for its blood, may have died with him.  

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Augustin, born at St.-Jacques on the river in January 1790, may died young.  

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Olivier-Ambroise, born in August 1791 and baptized at New Orleans in March 1792, married cousin Marie Eugènie, called Eugènie and also Delphine, 22-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bernard and Madeleine Dugas, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1822.  They moved to Lafayette Parish soon after their marriage but were back on the Lafourche later in the decade.  Their son Victor Saintville, called Saintville, Sinville, Jainville, and Joinville, was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1828, Jean Baptiste Émile, called Émile, in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1829, and Joseph Lovency or Lovinski, called Lovinski, in March 1831.  Their daughters married into the Dejean, Guillot, and Labat or Labie families on Bayou Lafourche.  Olivier's sons settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

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Émile likely married Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of probably fellow Acadians Urbin Achée and his first wife Azélie Landry of Assumption and Iberville parishes, during the late 1840s.  They settled on the upper bayou near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou to Lafourche and then to Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Étienne Newton was born in Ascension Parish in December 1849 but died in Assumption Parish, age 2 1/2, in August 1852, Jean Baptiste Schuyler, called Schuyler, was born in Assumption Parish in August 1852, Joseph Edgard, called Edgard, in Lafourche Parish in January 1858, Joseph Wilfred, called Wilfred, near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1859, and Joseph Camille, called Camille, in August 1861.  Émile died probably at Chacahoula in 1865; he was only 36 years old; a daughter was born in January 1865; a petition for succession inventory and tutorship for his children, which lists his surviving children, was filed in his name at the Houma courthouse in March 1867. 

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Saintville married Elisa or Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadians Simon Landry and Carmelite Aucoin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1850.  Their son Taylor Victor was born, or at least baptized, in Terrebonne Parish in February 1857, and Robert Adam was born near Paincourtville in July 1869 but died the following November. 

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Joseph Lovinski married Rosa, perhaps also called Eve, daughter of A. F. Aycock and Rosalie Close, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1857; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish.  They settled near Chacahoula.  Their son Félix Oscar was born in July 1858, Henri Duncan in December 1861, Joseph Albert in January 1866, Félix Philippe in May 1868, and Joseph Arthur in February 1870.

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Ambroise III, born at Lafourche in October 1792 (his baptism in April 1793 was the first for the new parish of Assumption), married Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Paul Bourgeois and Marie Rose Henry of St. James Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1814.  They lived near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou to Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Pierre Brutus was born in January 1815, Ambroise IV in August 1817, and Joseph Ulysse, called Ulysse, in May 1826.  They also had a son named Forestal, also called Florestal, who may have been Ambroise IV.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Daigle, Morange, and Pichoff families.  Ambroise, fils remarried to Théodore, probably Théodora, daughter of French Creole Mathurin Daunis and widow of Jean Charles Guillot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1851; Théodora's mother was a Bourg; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish; Ambroise, fils was 58 years old at the time of the wedding. 

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Pierre Brutus, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Eugènie, called Eugènie, 21-year-old daughter of Jean Philippe Plaisance and his Acadian wife Marie Dugas, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1834, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1843.  Their son Pierre Brutus, fils, called Brutus, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1839.  Their daughter married into the Bourgeois family. 

Pierre Brutus, fils died near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in May 1868.  The priest who recorded the marriage, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Berthus, probably Brutus, died "at age 28 yrs."; Pierre Brutus, fils would have been age 29 at the time, so this probably was him.  Did he marry?  Did his family line, except for its blood, die with him? 

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Forestal, by his father's first wife, married Marie Adèle or Adèle Marie, daughter of Creoles Auguste Berdon, Bernon, Berlan, Beslan, or Bernard and Anne Arceneaux Terrebonne Parish, perhaps in a civil ceremony in the late 1830s, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1843.  Their son Pierre Forestal was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1841 but died at age 13 1/2 in January 1855, Augustin Gustave or Octave Théophile, called Octave, was born in October 1845 but died at age 1 1/2 in November 1847, Joseph was born in March 1848 but died at age 3 1/2 in December 1851, Evariste Adam was born in March 1855, Joseph Allain in October 1859, and André Edgard in November 1868.  Their daughters married into the Daigle, Jones, and Legendre (Foreign French, not Acadian) family. 

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Ulysse, by his father's first wife, married Émelie, daughter of Bertrand Aubert and Célenie Navarre, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1849.  Their son Charles Volcar was born in Lafourche Parish in April 1854 but died the following October, Alidor Jackson was born in June 1859, and Charles Robert in February 1867. 

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Youngest son Joseph-Marie, born at Assumption in March 1795, died at age 7 months the following November.

Claude-Bernard DUGAS (1759-; Abraham, Claude, Joseph, Claude le jeune)

Claude-Bernard, son of Jean-Baptiste Dugas and Marguerite-Josèphe Doiron and older brother of Jean-Pierre of Baton Rouge, born at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, in August 1759, was a bachelor in his late 20s when he sailed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed the majority of the passengers from his ship to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Claude Benoit and widow of Joseph Précieux, in February 1786.  Marguerite also had crossed "alone" on L'Amitié.  They may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  

Descendants of François-Basile-Étienne DUGAS (1771-1819; Abraham, Claude, Joseph, Joseph dit Petit Jos)

François-Basile-Étienne, second son of Joseph Dugas, fils and his second wife Anastasie Barrieau, born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1771, sailed to Louisiana with his parents and siblings, both full and half, aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche valley, where he married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Hilaire Clément and Tarsile Naquin, at Assumption in February 179[7].  Marie also had crossed on Le St.-Rémi.  They settled in what became Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Lejeune, and Naquin families.  François died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1819; he was only 48 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in the next month, and a family assembly was held in April 1820.  His only son married twice and perpetuated the family line in Lafourche Interior Parish. 

Basile-Atille, born at Assumption in February 1802, was placed under the tutorship of his uncle Jean Pierre Dugas after the death of Basile's father in August 1819.  Basile married Eulalie Émilie or Émilie Eulalie, also called Carmelite and Melite, 16-year-old daughter of Antoine Dias, Dies, or Diez and his Acadian wife Henriette Pitre, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1824.  Their son Basile, fils was born in Assumption Parish in August 1826, Ignace in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1827, Julien in November 1828, and Jean Marie in January 1832.  They also had an older son named Cyprien or Cyphorien.  Their daughter married into the Bernard and Richard (Foreign French, not Acadian) families.  Basile remarried to Madeleine, daughter of André Tregle and Marie Kerne of St. John the Baptist Parish, at the Thibodauxville church in January 1834. 

Cyprien, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Richard and Élise Landry, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1851.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1851. 

Jean Marie, by his father's first wife, married Joséphine, daughter of Alexandre Leray, Lerey, Leroy, Lyret, or Ledet and Arthémise Esteve, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1854.  Their son Joseph Maximin was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1857, and Symphorien in May 1862. 

Descendants of Jean-Pierre DUGAS (1775-1832; Abraham, Claude, Joseph, Joseph dit Petit Jos)

Jean-Pierre, third and youngest son of Joseph Dugas, fils and his second wife Anastasie Barrieau, born at Leigne-les-bois, Poitou, France, in January 1775, sailed to Louisiana with his parents and siblings, both full and half, aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Renée, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Naquin and Anne Doiron, at Assumption in February 1800.  Renée also had crossed on Le St.-Rémi.  Their daughters married into the Field and Naquin families.  Jean Pierre was granted tutorship of nephew Basile Dugas after Jean Pierre's older brother François died in 1819.  Jean Pierre died in Lafourche Interior Parish in either January or February 1832; he was 57 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in February 1834.  

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Oldest son Henri Pierre François, called Henri, Henry and also Jean, born at Assumption in March 1806, married Marie Marcellite or Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Chiasson and his Creole wife Marguerite Leboeuf of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1831.  They settled in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Cyprien was born in October 1833, Joseph Octave, called Octave, in March 1836, Jean Adam in December 1839, Pierre Charles Clairville in December 1849, Henry Octave in November 1851, Ulysse Ferdinand in January 1856, and Eusilien Camelus Philippe in May 1860.  Their daughters married into the Bourg and Dupré families. 

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Cyprien married Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadians François Naquin and Eulalie Bourg of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1859.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Alibee Gobert was born in August 1864. 

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Joseph Octave married Marie Anne, daughter of Urbain Picou and his Acadian wife Marguerite Babin, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Octave Augustin was born near Montegut in January 1867, and Léon Alexis in December 1869. 

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Eusèbe, born in Assumption Parish in March 1811, while a resident of Terrebonne Parish married Marguerite Emérante or Méranthe, another daughter of Pierre Chiasson of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1843.  They settled near Montegut in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Pierre Félix was born in March 1853, Clovis Amédée in November 1858, Ernest Cre Justin in May 1861, and Jean Pierre in June 1867.  Their daughter married into the Lottinger family. 

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Youngest son Jean Baptiste Placide, born in Assumption Parish in November 1813, may have died young. 

Descendants of Jean DUGAS, fils (c1772-1822; Abraham, ?)

Jean, fils, son of Jean Dugas and Anne or Jeanne Bonfils, a Frenchwoman, was born at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, in c1772.  He sailed to Louisiana with his mother and stepfather, Acadian Pierre Labauve, aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Isabelle-Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Hébert and Marie-Madeleine Dugas, at Assumption in August 1797.  Judging by the baptismal records of their children, they lived near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughter married into the Pizzani family.  Jean died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1822; he was only 50 years old; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following December.  Did any of his sons create families of their own? 

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Oldest son Pierre-Paul, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in January 1798, may have died young. 

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Joseph, born at Assumption in September 1799, also may have died young.

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Youngest son Dominique Marcellin, born at Ascension in April 1806, also may have died young. 

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During the late colonial period, Dugass from France who had gone to river communities relocated to upper Bayou Lafourche, but only one new family line came of it:

Anne Dugas, widow of Yves-Jean Crochet, died in Assumption Parish in April 1825.  She was 60 years old.  

Descendants of Jean-Pierre-Marin DUGAS (c1774-1832; Abraham, Claude, Joseph, Jean-Baptiste)

Jean-Pierre-Marin, called Pierre-Marin and Pierre, son of Marin Dugas and Françoise Boudrot, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in October 1773, followed his twice widowed mother to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, before moving on to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Pierre married Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Arcement and Marie Hébert, in May 1794.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Maillet, Richard, and Talbot families.  Pierre Marin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832; he was 59 years old.  His younger son continued the line on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Older son Pierre-Marin, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in September 1796, may have died young.  

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Younger son Basile, born at Assumption in December 1801, married Claire or Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1821.  Their son Ovile or Ovide Basile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1830, and Pierre Amédée, called Amédée, in November 1833.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Daunis families. 

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Ovile married Marie Clementine or Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Boudreaux and Joséphine Gautreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1849.  Their son Désiré died in Lafourche Interior Parish 5 days after his birth in February 1850.  Ovile died in Lafourche Parish in December 1857; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial said that Ovide, as he called him, died "at age 28 yrs.," but he was only 27.  His family line probably died with him. 

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Amédée married Ofilia, daughter of Barthélémy Jolibois and his Acadian wife Mathilde Bourg, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1860.  Their son Joseph Albains was born near Labadieville in January 1861. 

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Throughout the antebellum period, more Dugass from the river, including four brothers, joined their cousins on upper Bayou Lafourche, adding substantially to that center of family settlement:

Anastasie Dugas, wife of Joseph Roger, died in Assumption Parish in August 1811.  The priest who recorded her burial said that Anastasie was 80 years old when she died, but she was closer to 72.  

Pélagie Madeleine, called Madeleine, Dugas, widow of Jean Baptiste Bernard, followed her family from St. James Parish to Bayou Lafourche and died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1831.  She was 72 years old.  

Descendants of Jean DUGAS le jeune (c1783-1855; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois, Jean)

Jean le jeune, fifth son of François Dugas and Marguerite Babin, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in November 1783, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadiana Jean Duhon and Anne LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in February 1805.  They moved to Assumption Parish probably in the mid-1820s, but their children were born on the river.  Their daughter married into the Landry and LeBlanc families.  Jean le jeune died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in April 1855; he was 72 years old.  Four of Jean le jeune's five sons married, but only three of them created family lines that endured. 

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Oldest son François Rosémond, called Rosémond, born at Ascension in January 1806, married Marguerite or Marie Mélanie, called Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Donat LeBlanc and Marie Melançon of St. James Parish, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Sosthène was born in Assumption Parish in November 1827 and died in December, Jérôme Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born in August 1829, Onésime Oscar, called Oscar, in January 1832 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1833, and Joseph Assard or Aword was baptized at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, age 6 months, in April 1836.  They also had a son named Joseph Kempton, called Kempton, unless he was Joseph Assard. 

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Sosthène married Aglae Renée, daughter of René Langlois and Anne Kislon, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1845.  Their son Joseph Ernest was born near Paincourtville in June 1853, Jean René in December 1854, Ulysse in August 1862, Joseph Eno was baptized at the Paincourtville church, age unrecorded, in March 1864, and Joseph Leroi was born in January 1866.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc and Legrand families. 

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Kempton married Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Blanchard and his Creole wife Carmelite Peltier, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1854.  Their son Joseph Oscar was born near Paincourtville in January 1857, and Donat Kempton in August 1864. 

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Jean Achille, called Achille, born at St.-Jacques in April 180[7], married cousin Marie Farelise or Farelie, daughter of fellow Acadians Simonet LeBlanc and Françoise Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1829; they likely had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Simon Aristide was born in Assumption Parish in February 1830, Joseph Félix, called Félix, in August 1831, Joseph Jules in January 1842, and Joseph Désiré, called Désiré, near Paincourtville in December 1843 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1845.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Mollere families.  Achille remarried to Osite, daughter of Joseph Mollere, fils and his Acadian wife Henriette Blanchard, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1847; Osite's mother was a Blanchard; Achille was a few months shy of 40 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Joseph Claiborne was baptized at the Paincourtville church, age 2 months, in June 1849 but died at age 4 1/2 in February 1854, Jean Alces was born in November 1851 but may have died at age 1 in January 1853, and François Joseph was born in October 1855 but died at age 3 1/2 in July 1859.

Félix, by his father's first wife, married Helena, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Theriot and Creole wife Marie Caillouet and widow of Telesphore Michel, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1855. 

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Jérôme, Joseph Ovide's twin, born in St. James Parish in August 1808, married cousin Azélie Euphrosine, another daughter of Simonet LeBlanc and Françoise Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1841; they likely had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Jérôme died near Plattenville in February 1852; he was only 43 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

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Joseph Ovide, Jérôme's twin, born in St. James Parish in August 1808, died in St. James Parish in September 1825.  He was only 17 years old.  Did he die on the eve of his family's moving to upper Bayou Lafourche? 

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Youngest son Joseph Léon, called Léon, born in St. James Parish in July 1817, married cousin Elise or Elisa, called Lize, yet another daughter of Simonet LeBlanc and Françoise Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1840; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Elphége was born near Paincourtville in April 1846, Joseph Jules in August 1853, and Antoine Ernez in January 1858.  Their daughter married into the Champeaux family on lower Bayou Teche. 

Descendants of Joseph DUGAS (c1787-; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois, Jean)

Joseph, second son of Michel Dugas, by his first wife Anne Sophie Foret, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in April 1787, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Osite Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1812.  They remained on the upper bayou.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Daigle, and LeBlanc families. 

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Oldest son Joseph Avantin, Avante, Aventin, Evantin, Evantine, Eventin, or Valentin, born in Assumption Parish in February 1815, married cousin Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Babin and Céleste Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1835; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Joseph was born in September 1837, Joseph Léon in February 1851, and Joseph Aristide in February 1856.  They also had a son named Numa, unless he was the first Joseph.  Their daughters married into the Allemand, Giroir, and Theriot families.  Avantin died near Paincourtville in January 1863; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Aventin, as he called him, died at "age 47 years."  One of their sons settled on the western prairies after the War of 1861-65. 

Numa married cousin Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadians Armogène Giroir and Marie Dupuy, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1859; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled on Bayou Quatre Mille.  Their son Joseph Evariste was born in March 1860, another son, name unrecorded, died "age a few months" in May 1862, Joseph Albert, called Albert, was born near Plattenville in April 1863 but died near Paincourtville, age 1 1/2, in August 1864, and Louis Alfred near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in January 1869.  They were living near Brashear, now Morgan, City, St. Mary Parish, on the lower Atchafalaya, in the early 1860s and may have returned to upper Bayou Lafourche before moving back to the western prairies. 

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Joseph Drosin, called Drosin, a twin, born in Assumption Parish in June 1818, married first cousin Clarisse or Claire, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph LeBlanc and Julie Clothilde Dugas, Drosin's paternal aunt, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1841; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Léon Théodore was born near Plattenville in January 1842, Théodule Oscar in February 1843, Angelle in c1852 but died near Paincourtville, age 10, in December 1862, Joseph Nicols was born near Paincourtville in December 1860, and Joseph Lacroix, called Lacroix, in May 1863 but died at age 1 in June 1864.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family. 

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Youngest son Joseph Achille, called Achille, born in Assumption Parish in July 1823, likely married fellow Acadian Marie Marguerite Landry in Assumption Parish during the late 1840s or early 1850s.  Their son Joseph Camille was born near Plattenville in December 1853, Joseph Vileor near Paincourtville in March 1855, Joseph Treville in May 1857, Joseph Edgard in June 1858, Joseph Aristide, called Aristide, in October 1860 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1862, Joseph Nicolas was born in September 1863, and Joseph Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, in July 1865 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1866.

Descendants of Joseph Alexandre DUGAS (1801-; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois, Jean)

Joseph-Alexandre, called Alexandre, third son of Michel Dugas, by his second wife Rosalie Foret, and half-brother of Joseph, was born at Ascension in April 1801.  Alexandre married cousin Marie Adeline, called Adeline, 22-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Babin and Madeleine Angélique Foret of Iberville, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1825.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Daigle, and LeBlanc families.  Their oldest son moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War of 1861-65. 

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Oldest son Joseph Zéphirin, called Zéphirin, born in Ascension Parish in October 1829, married Olive or Oliva, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin LeBlanc and Léonise Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Joseph Treville was born near Paincourtville in February 1854, and Joseph Clerville in April 1858.  Zéphirin remarried to Arselie, Arselia, Arsely, Arcelie, or Arceline, daughter of fellow Acadians Onésime Achée and Zéolide LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church in May 1858.  Their son Joseph Émile was born near Paincourtville in November 1861.  They were living near New Iberia and Lydia, on lower Bayou Teche, soon after the War of 1861-65. 

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Joseph Clovis, called Clovis, born in Assumption Parish in December 1831, married cousin Lorenza, daughter of fellow Acadians Magloire Landry and Justine Babin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1854. 

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Séverin married Elise, called Lise, Lize, and Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clet Daigle, at the Paincourtville church in May 1857.  Their son Joseph Richard was born near Paincourtville in April 1858, Joseph Alexandre in June 1859, Denis Désiré in October 1861, Édouard Tranquille in July 1866, and twins Léo and Léon in September 1868. 

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Augustin or Auguste, probably their youngest son, married cousin Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Landry and Adélaïde Dupuy, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1860; they had to secure a dispensation for third and fourth degrees of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Édouard, called Édouard, was born near Paincourtville in February 1861 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1862, Zéphirin Hugues was born in April 1862, Grégoire near Plattenville in March 1868, and Joseph Edmond in July 1870. 

Descendants of Joseph Valéry DUGAS (1802-; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois, Jean)

Joseph-Valéry, called Valéry, fourth son of Michel Dugas, by his second wife Rosalie Foret, born at Ascension in November 1802, married cousin Marguerite Séraphine, called Séraphine, another daughter of Charles Babin and Madeleine Angélique Foret, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1827.  They lived on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou.

Oldest son Joseph Valéry, fils, perhaps also called Martin, born in Ascension Parish in November 1827, married Mélisaire, daughter of fellow Acadians Ursin LeBlanc and Sidalise Breaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1855.  Their son Joseph Clairville was born near Paincourtville in December 1855. 

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Joseph Jules, called Jules, born in Ascension Parish in September 1836, married Adelisca, Adeliska, Adoliska, or Odoisca, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Daigle and Mathilde Theriot, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1857.  Their son Joseph died near Paincourtville 6 days after his birth in September 1858, and Joseph Ursin was born in February 1869.  They were living near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, on the eve of the War Between the States but evidently moved back to the bayou. 

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Joseph Séverin or Zéphirin Valéry, called Zéphirin, born in Ascension Parish in August 1839, married cousin Laurenza, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Landry and Adélaïde Dupuy, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Albert Saintville was born near Paincourtville in February 1863, Joseph Edmond in November 1867, and Joseph Ulysse Sulpice in January 1870. 

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Youngest son Joseph Michel Numa was born in Assumption Parish in September 1842. 

Descendants of Thomas Clovis DUGAS (1809-; Abraham, Martin, Abraham dit Grivois, Jean)

Thomas Clovis, called Clovis, fifth and youngest son of Michel Dugas, by his second wife Rosalie Foret, born in Ascension Parish in December 1809, married cousin Claire or Clara Dugas probably in Ascension Parish in the 1830s.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the early 1840s and lived near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Landry and Legleu families. 

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Oldest son Joseph Jérôme, called Jérôme, born in Ascension Parish in February 1840, married Clorinthe, daughter of Victorin Simoneaux and Eglantine Freoux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1866. 

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Joseph Ferdinand was born in Ascension Parish in March 1842. 

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Joseph Nicolas Elphége, called Elphége, born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in September 1844, married cousin Pamela, daughter of fellow Acadians Achille Dugas and Marie Pharalie LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1867.  Their son Jean Ferdinand was born near Paincourtville in December 1867, and Thomas in March 1870. 

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Youngest son Hippolyte Théophile, called Théophile, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in May 1847, married Désirée, daughter of Emérand Simoneaux and his Acadian wife Élisabeth Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1868. 

Descendants of Lucas dit Luc DUGAS (1802-1863; Abraham, ?, Joseph)

Lucas, called Luc, third and youngest son of Joseph dit Cadet Dugas and Marguerite LeBlanc, born at St.-Jacques in March 1802, married cousin Marie Émilie, called Émelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Mire and Henriette Bernard, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1821; they had to secure dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  After his sons were born, Luc took his family to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he remarried to Marie, daughter of Jean Gross and Marie Anglade and widow of Édouard Babin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1855; Luc was 53 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled near boundary between Assumption and Ascension parishes.  Luc, père died near Paincourtville in December 1863; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Luc died at "age 62 years," but he was "only" 61. One wonders if his death was war-related.

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Oldest son Luc, fils, by his father's first wife, born in St. James Parish in August 1824, married Aureline, daughter of fellow Acadians Apollinaire Landry and Élise Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1845, and remarried to Carmelite or Carmenina, daughter of Spanish Creole Remon Bermeyo, Bermeau, Balmeo, or Bernuchot and Carmelite Marroi, at the Paincourtville church in June 1850.  They lived near the boundary between Assumption and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph was born in November 1855, and Ambroise Julian in January 1861 but died at age 8 1/2 in September 1869.  Luc, fils died in October 1863; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Luc died at "age 39 years," so this was him.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

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Michel Éloi or Éloi Michel, by his father's first wife, born in St. James Parish in September 1826, married Françoise, another daughter of Apollinaire Landry and Élise Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1850.  They settled near the boundary between Assumption and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph Amédée was born in March 1852, Joseph Louis in December 1853 but died in January, Joseph Oleus was born in January 1855, Joseph in April 1861, and Stanislas Elphége, called Elphége, in May 1865 but died the following October.  Their daughter married into the Rome family.  Michel Éloi died near Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, in November 1865; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Michel Éloi died at "age 38 years," but he was 39.   

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Joseph René, by his father's second wife, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in June 1857. 

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Youngest son Joseph Sosthène, called Sosthène, by his father's second wife, born near Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, in October 1858, died near Donaldsonville in September 1865, only a few weeks shy of age 7. 

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Other DUGASs in the Lafourche Valley

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

Pierre Dugas married cousin Marie Pélagie Dugas.  Their son Joseph Paul was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in May 1847. 

Alexandre Dugas died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in November 1850.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Alexandre died at "age 30 years." 

Eulalie Dugas, widow of ___ Bisenne, died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in February 1852.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who called her Ulalie, did not give her parents' names, her husband's given name, or her age at the time of her death. 

Octave Dugas died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in February 1856.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Octave died at "age 22 years."  Which Octave Dugas was this?

Bazile Dugas died in Lafourche Parish in December 1856.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded the marriage said that Bazile was married to Marguerite Aucoin and died "at age 55 yr."  One wonders which Basile Dugas this may have been. 

Mathurin Dugas married cousin Elizida Dugas.  Their son Pierre Edgard was born near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1861. 

Joseph Dugas married fellow Acadian Émelie Hébert.  Their son Théophile Calixte was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1863. 

Auguste Dugas married Angelina Malvina LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian, and settled in Ascension Parish by the mid-1860s.  They were living near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in the late 1860s. 

Joseph, son of Arthémise Dugas, married Florestine, daughter of Françoise Truxillo, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's fathers' names. 

Désiré, son of Achille Dugas, died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in November 1870.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the mother's name, said that Désiré died at "age 14 years, 8 months."  Which Achille Dugas was the father?

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

No non-Acadian Dugass appear in South Louisiana church records during the colonial period. 

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During the antebellum period, two immigrants who spelled their surnames Duga and Dugot and who would have been called Foreign French by native Louisianans, came to New Orleans from France and Mexico, but they did not create families in the Bayou State.  During the same period, a Dugas from Georgia, perhaps a descendant of Abraham of Acadia, settled among his Acadian namesakes in Ascension Parish: 

Widow Duga, age 33, and her son Edward Duga, age 11, reached New Orleans aboard the ship New York Packet out of Bordeaux, France, in February 1822.  The widow listed their destination as France, however, so they probably returned to Bordeaux.  

Louis Charles, son of Louis René Adrien Dugas and Pauline Vincendier of Georgia, married Marie Claire Eugènie, daughter of Joseph Conand, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1834.  Was Louis René Adrien a descendant of a Chignecto Acadian who remained in Georgia after Le Grand Dérangement, or who fled to Georgia from French St.-Domingue during the Haitian rebellion of the 1790s?  Louisiana church records give no clue. 

Charles Dugot, a 39-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Bonita out of Veracruz, Mexico, in June 1852.  His destination was not recorded.  

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Also during the antebellum period, a French-Canadian Dugas settled in the Lafourche valley near his Acadian namesakes, who may have been his cousins:

Descendants of Joseph Élie DUGAS (c1797-1869)

Joseph Élie, son of Jacques Dugas and Marie Laventana, born in "Three Rivers Dist., Canada," in c1797, married Stephanie, also called Estephonie and Marie Euphémie, daughter of Jacques Verret and Marguerite Choistre, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1830.  They settled up bayou in Assumption Parish before moving to Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Champagne family.  Joseph Élie died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in November 1869; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph Élie died "at age 72 yrs." 

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Oldest son Artur Numa, called O. N. and Numa, born in c1834 and baptized at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1838, married Louisiane Mirthée, called Mirthée, daughter of Joseph Barrios and his Acadian wife Olymphe Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1864.  They remained near Lockport.  Their son Octave Mathurin was born in November 1863, Joseph Numa in April 1865, and Edgar Albert in July 1870. 

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Jacques Albert was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1853. 

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Youngest son Joseph Melville was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in August 1856 but died at age 2 1/2 in February 1859. 

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Non-Acadian Dugass who lived on the western prairies during the antebellum period were Afro Creoles who may have been owned, and freed, by Acadian members of the family: 

A succession record for Basile Dugas, free man of color, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1849. 

Joseph Dugas, couleur libre, or "free colored," married Adèle, no surname given, perhaps Tingal, also couleur libre, and settled in St. Martin Parish by the early 1850s.  They may have moved to Lafayette Parish by the mid-1850s. 

CONCLUSION

Dugass settled early in Acadia and were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them arrived with the Beausoleil Broussard party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in February 1765.  They followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche, but life there soon became unbearable.  An epidemic that summer and fall killed dozens of Teche Acadians.  Only one other family (the Bergerons) buried as many family members as the Dugass, and more Dugass died than Broussards!  Most of the family's survivors retreated that autumn with dozens of other Acadians to Cabanocé on the river.  With only one exception, there they remained.  As a result, two centers of family settlement had emerged by the late 1760s.  On the western prairies, one Dugas stayed at Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche, but most of his brothers and cousins moved to Anse La Butte and Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion, which, according to one authority, became "probably the most important historical center of the Dugas clan in the state."  On the river, some remained at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, but most moved upriver to Ascension, which also was part of the Acadian Coast.  In the 1770s, a Dugas came to Louisiana perhaps from France and joined his cousins on the upper Vermilion.  The largest contingent of  Dugass who came to Louisiana--55 individuals and a dozen families--reached the colony from France on every one of the Seven Ships of 1785.  One large family of six, some wives, a widow, and a young newlywed, chose to join their kinsmen on the western prairies, but most of the refugees from France chose settlements on the Acadian Coast or on upper Bayou Lafourche.  By the late 1790s, nearly all of the Dugass from France had moved to the Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement that rivaled in numbers their cousins who remained on the river.  

During the antebellum period, more Dugass from the river, including four brothers from Ascension Parish and two from St. James, joined their kinsmen on Bayou Lafourche, while some Lafourche Dugass moved down to the coastal marshes east of Bayou Terrebonne.  The most dramatic migration of family members, however, occurred on the western prairies.  By the 1850s, Dugass from the Teche and Vermilion valleys had moved west of Bayou Nezpique and the Mermentau River, where they worked large herds of cattle on the Calcasieu prairies, but some did not stop there.  By 1860, four Dugas families had crossed the Sabine to southeastern Texas, where they spelled their surname Dugat.  After the War of 1861-65, at least one Dugas from the Bayou Teche valley settled in the Terrebonne marshes, and others moved from upper Bayou Lafourche to the western prairies. 

Meanwhile, a French-Canadian Dugas who may have had Acadian ancestry settled among his namesakes in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, and a Dugas from Georgia who also may have had been a descendant of Abraham the gunsmith of Poitiers settled in Ascension Parish.  During the antebellum period, Foreign-French Dugas/Dugots came to Louisiana from France and Mexico, but none of them seem to have established families in the Bayou State.  ...

Dozens of Dugass and Dugats served Louisiana and Texas in uniform during the War of 1861-65. ...

The family's name also is spelled Deuga, Douga, Duga, Dugast, Dugats, Dugons, Huga, Hugas.  [See Book Ten for the Acadian family's Louisiana "begats"]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 524-34, 959-60, 1155-58, 1484-88, 1648, 2230-32, 2299, 2475-81; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:179, 3:91; Brasseaux, Scattered to the Wind, 60; BRDR, vol. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A: 16-17, 19, 22, 86, 116-17, 124, 153; Frazier, Blood on the Bayou, 47; <genforum.genealogy.com/dugas/messages/549.html>; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 123-25; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, ; Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles, 16, 22; NOAR, vols. 2, 4, 5; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 15; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 6; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 55, 66, 67, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 111, 113, 119, 144, 190, 192; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 37-39; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 58-65; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 285-307; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 64-65, 163-64; White, DGFA-1, 562-80; White, DGFA-1 English, 119-24.

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
*Alexandre DUGAS 01 17?? StG born c1758; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Alexandre DUGA, age 19, bachelor, with 6 cattle, [0 horses?] 4 hogs, 8 fowl, 6 arpents near Augustin & Piere DUGA
Alexis DUGAS 02 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1726, Cobeguit; son of Joseph dit Petit Jos DUGAS & Anne-Marie HÉBERT; brother of Anne, Charles, Joseph, & Pierre; carpenter; married (1)Anne BOURG; evidently escaped to Île St.-Jean summer of 1755; 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 Alexis DUGAST, age 32; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; married, age 37, (2)Marguerite, daughter of François MOÏSE dit Latrielle, fils & Marie BRUN of Cobeguit, 2 Jun 1760, St.-Suliac; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with no wife & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 58, probably a widower, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Alexis DUGATS, age 64[sic], with son-in-law Louis ONCAL, daughter Marie-Rose, & granddaughter Marie [ONCAL]; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Alexis DUGA, age 66, with son-in-law Louis UNCAL, daughter Marie-Rose, grandson Louis [UNCAL], & granddaughter Alexis [UNCAL];  died [buried] Lafourche 23 Sep 1795, age 72[sic]
*Amand DUGAS 03 177? Atk born c1747 or c1755, probably Cobeguit; son of Claude DUGAS & Anne HÉBERT; brother perhaps of Élisabeth; taken to Île St.-Jean summer 1755?; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, age 3?; arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 3 or 4?; at Plouër, France, 1759-66?; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-71?; at Plouër 1771?; emigrated to LA 1770s, late teens or early 20s; married, age 24, Geneviève, daughter of René ROBICHAUX & Marguerite MARTIN dit Barnabé, 11 Jan 1779, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Amand DUGAS, with 2 unnamed individuals, 10 animals, no arpents listed; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Amt DUGAS, with 4 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; owned 100 head of cattle, 1803; settled at Anse La Butte; died 23 Oct 1823 "of long illness & received the sacraments" at his home at Anse La Butte, Lafayette Parish, buried "in parish cemetery," Vermilionville, next day, age 68; succession record dated 14 Aug 1824, Lafayette Parish courthouse; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Ambroise DUGAS 04 Aug 1785 Asp born c1751, Cobeguit; son of Ambroise DUGAS & Marguerite HENRY; nephew of Anne, Alexis, Charles, Joseph, & Pierre; at Grande-Ascension, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Ambroise DUGAST, age 10 months, with his parents; 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 Ambroise DUGAST, age 7; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; sailor; married, age 21, Marie-Victoire, daughter of Amand PITRE & Geneviève ARCEMENT of Cobeguit, 30 Mar 1773, St.-Suliac; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 32[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 2 each of axe, hatchet, & hoe, 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Ambroise DUGATS, age 36, with wife Marie age 35, sons Constant age 4, Louis age 1, daughters Margueritte age 11, Ulalie age 2, 6 arpents, 24 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Ambroise DUGA, age 39, with wife Marie age 37, sons Louis age 11, Auguste age 1, daughters Margrithe age 14, Ulalie age 6, Marie age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 1 horse, 30 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ambrosio DUGAT, age 45, with wife Maria age 43, sons Luis age 16, Olivier age 5, Ambrosio age 3, daughters Eulalia age 12, & Maria age 8; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Ambroise DUGATS, age 46, with wife Marie age 44, sons Louis age 17, Olivier age 6, Ambroise age 4, daughters Eulalie age 13, & Marie age 9, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Ambroise DUGATS, age 48, with wife Marie age 46, sons Louis age 18, Olivier age 7, Ambroise age 5, daughters Ulalie age 12, & Marie age 10, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 19 Mar 1816, age 63[sic], a widower
Anastasie DUGAS 05 1765 StJ, Asc, Asp born c1739; married, age 21, (1)Amable, son Joseph ROBICHAUX & Marie FORET, c1760, Acadia; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 3 children; arrived LA 1765, age 26; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, unnamed in a militia census & called Nastasie DUGAS widow ROBICHAUD, age 27, in the general census, with sons He[n]ry [ROBICHAUD] age 6, Jean-Baptiste [ROBICHAUD] age 4, & daughter Marie [ROBICHAUD] age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 56, right [west] bank, called Nastazie HUGAS widow ROBICHAUD, age 31, with sons Henry ROBICHAUD age 8, Jean-Baptiste [ROBICHAUD] age 6, & Louis-Uzèbe [ROBICHAUD] age 2; married, age 31, (2)Joseph, son of Michel CAISSIE dit ROGER & his second wife Rosalie COMEAUX of Chignecto, c1770, St.-Jacques or Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 32, with husband & 3 ROBICHAUX sons; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Anastazie, age 38, with husband, 3 ROBICHAUX sons, 2 ROGER sons, & 1 ROGER daughter; moved to Lafourche valley; died [buried] Assumption Parish 3 Aug 1811, age 80[sic]
Anastasie-Céleste-Marie DUGAS 06 Sep 1785 Asp born 2 Feb 1773, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; called Anastasie-Céleste-Marie & Céleste; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & his second wife Anastasie BARRILLEAUX; sister of Anne-Marguerite, François-Basile-Étienne, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine, half-sister of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, Joseph, fils, & Marie; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Céleste, age 14, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Céleste, age 18, with parents & siblings; married, age 19, Simon-François, son of Charles-Olivier GUILLOT & Madeleine-Josèphe BOUDREAUX, 14 May 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Anastasia DUGAT, age 24[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne DUGATS, age 25, with husband & 1 son; died by Apr 1799, when her husband remarried at Assumption
Angélique DUGAS 07 1765 StJ, Asc, StG born 4 Sep 1734, baptized next day, Annapolis Royal; daughter of François DUGAS & Claire BOURG; married, age 21, Joseph MARANT, c1755, place unrecorded; in report of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, with husband Joseph MOREAU[sic] et al.; arrived LA 1765 probably from St.-Domingue, age 29; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 30, with husband, nephew Joseph AURION [ORILLION] & niece Marguerite AURION [ORILLION]; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Angélique HUGARD, age 34, with husband Joseph MARANT & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 30, with husband & no children; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 46, with husband & family of nephew-in-law Paul FORREST; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 4 Sep 1787, age 53
Anne DUGAS 08 Jul 1785 StG, Asp born 17 May 1764, La Pahorie, baptized same day, St.-Meloir-des-Ondes, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS & his third wife Anne BOURG; at St.-Melior 1764-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & 1 unnamed orphan; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 21; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 26, Yves-Jean, son of Jean-Yves CROCHET & Pélagie BENOIT, c1790, probably Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right  bank, called Anne DUGA, age 26, with husband, no children, & widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana DUGAT, age 31, with husband, 3 daughters, & widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Ana DUGAT, age 32, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 34, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & widowed mother; died [buried] Assumption Parish 17 Apr 1825, age 60, a widow, called Anne Isabelle
Anne DUGAS 10 Sep 1785 Asp born c1749, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Joseph dit Petit Jos DUGAS & Anne-Marie HÉBERT; sister of Alexis, Charles, Joseph, & Pierre; at Grande-Ascension, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 3; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Anne DUGAST, age 10; married, age 19, Joseph-Ignace, son of Jean HÉBERT & Madeleine DOIRON, 9 Feb 1768, St.-Suliac, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 36; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne DUGATS, age 39, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anne DUGA, age 42, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana DUGAT, age 49[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne DUGAT, age 50[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; died by Jan 1798, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife
Anne DUGAS 12 Dec 1785 Asp born c1726; daughter of Charles DUGAS & Anne-Marie BENOIT; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, & Victoire; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Anne DUGAST, age 26[sic]; married, age 36, Olivier, son of Denis BOUDREAUX & Agnès VINCENT of Pigiguit & Grand-Pré, & widower of Henriette GUÉRIN, 14 May 1762, St.-Énogat, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 56[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne DUGATS widow BOUDREAUT, age 60[sic], with son Jean age 20, daughter Marie age 21, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anne DUGA, age 65, with family of daughter Marie BOUDEREAU & son-in-law Francoise BRUNER; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana DUGAT, age 72[sic], with son Juan BOUDRAUX age 20; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne DUGATS, Widow, age 73[sic], with son Jean BOUDROT age 21, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne DUGAT, age 77[sic], with son Jean BOUDREAUT
Anne-Josèphe DUGAS 13 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1749, Cobeguit; daughter of Alexis DUGAS & his first wife Anne BOURG; half-sister of Marie-Rose; followed her family to Île St.-Jean summer of 1755; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Anne-Josèphe DUGAST, age 10; married, age 19, Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean HÉBERT & his first wife Madeleine DOIRON, 9 Feb 1768, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Suliac 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Anne, with husband & 4 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 36; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne DUGATS, age 39, with husband & 4 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anne DUGA, age 43, with husband, 4 sons, & "minor premise" Cicile BOUDEREAUX; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana DUGAT, age 47, with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne DUGAT, age 48, with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne, no surname given, age 50, with husband & 2 sons; died Lafourche Interior Parish 13 Nov 1831, age 88[sic]
Anne-Marguerite DUGAS 11 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 11 Jan 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & his second wife Anastasie BARRILLEAUX; sister of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Francois-Basile-Étienne, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine, half-sister of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, Joseph, fils, & Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 6; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 10, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 14, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana, age 19[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 20, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 21, with parents & siblings; married, age 21, Alexis-Joseph, son of Joseph AUCOIN & his first wife Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, & widower of Françoise HENRY, 8 Jan 1799, Assumption, now Plattenville
Anne-Marie DUGAS 09 Aug 1785 Op born & baptized 26 Jul 1761, Plouër, France; daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Marguerite DAIGLE; sister of Anne-Osite, Marguerite-Blanche, & Marie-Victoire; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 23; settled in Opelousas District with her parents & younger sister; never married
Anne-Marie DUGAS 14 Aug 1785 Asp born c1766, France; called Marie; daughter of Paul DUGAS & his second wife Hélène BLANCHARD; sister of Marie-Osite, half-sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Simon; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Anne DUGATS, age 25[sic], with brother Simon, his wife Marie, & her brother's sister-in-law Anne BOURG; married, age 23, Vincent of Nantes, son of Andrés DUMENE & Vincente PICHON, & widower of ______, 7 Jan 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie DUGA, age 25, with husband Vincent DUMINI age 30, [step-]daughter Rose DUMINI age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 180 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 15 hogs; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne DUGATS, Widow, age 32, with son Fabien DUMINY age 7, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne DUGATS, Widow, age 33, with son Fabien [DUMENE] age 7, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 13 Nov 1854, age 90[sic], a widow?  #
Anne-Osite DUGAS 15 Aug 1785 Atk born c1752, Cobeguit; called Osite & Dosithée; daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Marguerite DAIGLE; sister of Anne-Marie, Marguerite-Blanche, & Marie-Victoire; followed her family to Île St.-Jean, 1755; 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 Osite DUGAST, age 6; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775;  married, age 26, (1)Charles, fls, son of Charles HÉBERT & Marguerite-Josèphe BOURG of Cobeguit, 6 Oct 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Anne DUGAS, with husband, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 30[sic], widow, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 each of hatchet & hoe; married, age 39, (2)Joseph, son of Pierre GRANGER & Euphrosine GAUTREAUX, & widower of Anne-Geneviève BABIN, 16 Jan 1791, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died Prairie Sorel, St. Martin Parish, 12 Apr 1809, age "over 60[sic] yrs.," buried next day
Anne-Perrine DUGAS 16 Sep 1785 Asp? baptized 8 Jan 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; called Perrine, daughter of Pierre DUGAS & his third wife Rose LEBLANC; sister of Rose; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, an infant; not in Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791 with her family & may not even have survived the voyage to LA
Athanase DUGAS 17 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc born c1753, probably Ékoupag, Rivière-St.-Jean; son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN; brother of Charles, François, Marie-Rose, Michel, & Théodore; probably on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, in family of Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre."; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 12, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of his parents probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Athanasio DUGAR, age 13, with 4 brothers, 1 sister, 5 arpents, & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 53 next to brother François, right [west] bank, called Atanaze HUGAS, age 18, listed singly; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Athanaze, age 19, head of "family" number 21, listed singly, with 6 arpents fallow next to brother François; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Athannasse, age 22, head of family number 21, with brother Michel age 20, 6 arpents next to brother Charles, 0 slaves, 5 cattle, 4 horses, 0 sheep, 10 hogs, 2 arms; married, age 24, Anne-Rose or Rose-Ann, called Rose, daughter of Pierre LEBLANC & Anne LANDRY, 15 Sep 1777, St.-Jacques; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, called Atanas, fusileer; died [buried] Ascension 26 Mar 1791, age 38
Athanase DUGAS 18 176? Asc? son of  ______ DUGAS & Anne LANDRY; brother of Michel
*Augustin DUGAS 19 17?? StG born c1747; married _______; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Augustin DUGA, age 30, with unnamed wife age 21, 1 unnamed daughter age 2, 8 cattle, 2 horses, 5 hogs, 17 fowl, 6 arpents near Alexandre & Piere DUGA
Cécile DUGAS 20 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, StG born c1753, probably Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & Cécile BERGERON; sister of Joseph dit Cadet, Mathilde, & Pélagie-Madeleine; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 12, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 13, with widowed mother, widowed uncle Joseph HÉBERT, & 2 siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 12[sic], with widowed mother, 2 siblings, & [orphan?] Nicolas LAHURE; married, age 23, Jean-Charles, son of Charles COMEAUX & Madeleine LANDRY, 23 Sep 1776, St.-Jacques; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 18[sic], with husband, no children, widowed father-in-law, & brother-in-law
Cécile-Anne DUGAS 21 Sep 1785 Asp? born & baptized 7 Sep 1765, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & his first wife Anastasie HENRY; sister of Élisabeth-Eulalie, Joseph, fils, & Marie, half-sister of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, Francois-Basile-Étienne, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine; at St.-Suliac 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 19; not in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791 with the rest of her family
Céleste DUGAS 22 Aug 1785 Asp? baptized 27 May 1784, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; daughter of Ambroise DUGAS & Marie-Victoire PITRE; sister of Eulalie-Martine, Louis-Ambroise, & Marguerite-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 1; not in Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791 & Valenzuéla census of 1795 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young
Charles dit Charlitte DUGAS 23 Feb 1765 Atk born c1737, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX dit Niganne; brother of Jean & Pierre; married Marguerite, daughter of Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil & Agnès THIBODEAUX of Petitcoudiac, late 1750s or early 1760s; at Fort Edward, Pigiguit, NS, 12 Jul 1762, called with Cha DUGAS with 1 other? ; at Fort Edward 9 Aug 1762, called Chals DUGAS, with 3 others?; arrived Feb LA 1765, age 28, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by his father-in-law; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Carlos DUGAST, with 1 woman in his household; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Charles DUGAS, age 32, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], no children, brother Pierre age 20, 5 cows, 4 suckling calves or yearlings, 2 oxen, 3 bulls or heifers, 5 horses, 4 pigs; took oath of allegiance to Spanish monarch 9 Dec 1769 & made his mark, called Charles DUGAS; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 35, with unnamed wife [Marguerite] age 35, unnamed boy [son Éloi] age 1, 0 slaves, 25 cattle, 6 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], 2 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 14 horses & mules, 15 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Charle DUGAT, age 39, head of family number 76, with wife Marguerite age 38, sons Élois age 7, Louis age 1, daughter Marie age 4, 0 slaves, 40 cattle, 10 horses, 25 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Charlitte, with no individuals or animals listed, 40 arpents; died "at his home" at Fausse Pointe, Attakapas, present-day Iberia Parish, 7 Sep 1808, buried next day, age 80[sic]; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Charles DUGAS 24 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc, Atk, Asc born c1750, probably Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN; brother of Athanase, François, Marie-Rose, Michel, & Théodore; probably on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, in family of Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre."; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 15, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of his parents probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Carlose DUGAR, age 16, with 4 brothers, 1 sister, 5 arpents next to brother François, & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 55, right [west] bank, called Charles HUGAS, age 19, with brothers Michel age 12, Théodore age 9, & sister Roze age 20; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 19, head of "family" number 23, listed singly so still a bachelor, with 6 arpents next to brother François; married, age 22, Rose, daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY, 28 Sep 1772, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 26, with wife Rose age 24, son Charles age 2, daughter Adélaïde age 8 mos., brother Théodore age 18, 6 arpents between brothers François & Athannasse, 0 slaves, 11 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 15 hogs, 2 arms; returned to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 7 unnamed individuals, 140[sic] animals, & 56[sic] arpents?; settled at Ascension; died [buried] Ascension Parish 26 Nov 1809, age 59
Charles DUGAS 25 Aug 1785 Atk born c1737, probably Île Royale; son of Joseph dit le jeune DUGAS & Marguerite COSTE of Port-Toulouse, Île Royale; brother of Pierre; carpenter or pit sawyer; deported from probably Île Royale to Boulogne, France, 1758-59, age 21; married, age 24, (1)Marguerite GRANGER, c1761, probably Boulogne, France; arrived St.-Malo from Boulogne aboard brigantine Le Hazard, 28 May 1766; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-68; at Plouër, France, 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; married, age 38, (2)Marguerite, daughter of Joseph DAIGLE & Marguerite GRANGER, 18 Sep 1775, St.-Jean-Baptiste, Châtellerault, France; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with no wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 46[sic], widower, head of family; appointed 1 of the 5 leaders of the La Bergère expedition; received from Spanish on arrival 1 meat cleaver, 2 each of hatchet & shovel, 3 axes, & 4 hoes; married, age 60, (3)Françoise, daughter of Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGLE, & widow of Pascal or Pierre HÉBERT, 4 Jul 1797, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; died "at his residence at La Prairie Sorel," St. Martin Parish, 31 Jan 1809, age 66[sic], buried next day
Charles DUGAS 26 Sep 1785 Asc born c1724, Cobeguit; son of Joseph dit Petit Jos DUGAS & Anne-Marie HÉBERT; brother of Alexis, Anne, Joseph, & Pierre; plowman; married (1)Euphrosine THÉRIOT, 1740s, probably Cobeguit; evidently escaped to Île St.-Jean summer of 1755; 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 Charles DUGAST, fils de Joseph, age 35; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-66; married, age 40, (2)Anne, daughter of François NAQUIN & Angélique BLANCHARD of Cobeguit & Île St.-Jean, & widow of Francois GAUTREAUX, 16 Sep 1765, St.-Suliac; at St.-Méloir-des-Ondes, France, 1766-72; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 60, head of family; died by Jan 1788, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow
Claude-Bernard DUGAS 28 Nov 1785 Asp born & baptized 20 Aug 1759, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; son of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS le jeune & Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON; perhaps brother of Jean-Pierre; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 28[sic], no occupation given, on this ship's debarkation list but not on embarkation list, so probably a stowaway; married, age 27, Marguerite, daughter of Claude BENOIT & Élisabeth THÉRIOT, & widow of Joseph PRECIEUX, 14 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Glode-Bernard DUGATS, age 30, with wife Margueritte age 36, no children, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Claude-Bernard DUGA, age 31, with wife Margrithe age 40, his mother Margrithe DOIRON widow DUGA age 57, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 0 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 0 horses, 8 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Glodio DUGAT, age 38[sic], with wife Margarita age 43, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Claude DUGATS, age 39, with wife Marguerite age 44, & no children, 0 slaves
Élisabeth/Isabelle DUGAS 29 Aug 1785 Atk born c1740, probably Cobeguit; daughter of perhaps Claude DUGAS & Anne HÉBERT; sister perhaps of Amand; married, age 18, Jean-Baptiste, son of Antoine LANDRY & Marie-Blanche LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, & widower of Élisabeth/Isabelle AUCOIN, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Isabelle DUGAST, age 21[sic]; at Plouër, France, 1762; at St.-Malo 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Élisabeth, with husband, 1 unnamed son, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 44; died by Feb 1791, when she was listed as deceased in a daughter's marriage record at Attakapas
Élisabeth/Isabelle DUGAS 30 Aug 1785 Asp born c1753, Cobeguit or Île St.-Jean; daughter of Paul DUGAS & his first wife Anne-Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Simon, half-sister of Anne-Marie & Marie-Osite; 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 Isabelle DUGAST, age 6; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; married, age 21, (1)Ambroise, son of Amand PITRE & Geneviève ARSEMENT, 6 Apr 1774, Pleurtuit, France; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 32; married, age 36, (2)Jean-Marie CAMPOS, 9 Feb 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Isabelle CAMPEAU, widow, age 38, with sons Pol[-Ambroise PITRE] age 15, Jean[-Marie PITRE] age 8, [Joseph] CAMPEAU age 1, daughters Marie [PITRE] age 10, Céleste [PITRE] age 5, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 2 horses, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel DUGAT, age 40[sic], with no husband, sons Paul[-Ambroise] PITRE age 20, Juan Maria [PITRE] age 13, Josef CAMPAU age 6, Martin [CAMPAU] age 5, daughters Maria [PITRE] age 15, Célesie [PITRE] age 10, & Juan Bautista [THERIOT, engage] age 24; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle DUGATS, Widow, 41[sic], with sons Paulle [PITRE] age 21, Jean-Marie [PITRE] age 14, Joseph [CAMPOS] age 7, Augustin [CAMPOS] age 7, daughters Marie [PITRE] age 17, Céleste [PITRE] age 12, & engagé Jean-Baptiste TÉRRIOT age 25, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Élisabeth DUGATS, Widow, age 44, with sons Paulle [PITRE] age 22, Jean [PITRE] age 13, Joseph [CAMPOS] age 8, Augustin [CAMPOS] age 7, & daughter Marie [PITRE] age 18, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died "at home of Paul AUCOIN," Assumption Parish, 23 Jan 1837, age 84, a widow
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Eulalie DUGAS 31 Sep 1785 Asp, Atk born 12 Mar 1768, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & his first wife Anastasie HENRY; sister of Cécile-Anne, Joseph, fils, & Marie; half-sister of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, François-Basile-Étienne, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine; at St.-Suliac 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 17; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 20, (1)Joseph, son of Amand PREJEAN & Madeleine MARTIN, 26 Jun 1786, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; married, age 25, (2)David, son of William CARUTHERS of North Carolina & Elizabeth BICKHAM of New Jersey, 24 Oct 1793, Attakapas; died Carencro 15 Sep 1810, age 40[sic], buried next day
*Eulalie-Martine DUGAS 32 Aug 1785 Asp sailed to LA on La Bergère; born 3 Jun 1785, aboard ship; daughter of Ambroise DUGAS & Marie-Victoire PITRE; sister of Céleste, Louis-Ambroise, & Marguerite-Josèphe; baptized 3[sic]Aug 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Eulalie, age 2, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Ulalie, age 6, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Eulalia, age 12[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Eulalie, age 13, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Ulalie, age 12, with parents & siblings; married, age 18, Jean-Joseph of Chantenay, France, son of Joseph BOUDREAUX & Madeleine RICHARD dit Sapin, 28 Jun 1803, Assumption, now Plattenville
François DUGAS 33 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc born c1740, probably Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean; son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN; brother of Athanase, Charles, Marie-Rose, Michel, & Théodore; probably on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, in family of Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre."; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 25, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of his parents probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Franco DUGAR, age 26, probably a bachelor, with brothers Charles age 16, Michel age 14, Anasthase age 13, Théodore age 8, sister Rose age 17, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to brother Charles, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 1 gun; married, age 28, Marguerite, daughter of Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT, 28 Jun 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 54 next to brother Athanase, right [west] bank, called François HUGAS, age 28, with wife Margueritte age 20 & no children; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 30, head of family number 22, with wife Margueritte age 20, son Joseph age not given [probably an infant], 6 arpents next to brothers Athanase & Charles; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 37, head of family number 19, with wife Margueritte age 27, sons Joseph age 7, Hipolitte age 6, Athannasse age 4, Michel age 1, 6 arpents next to brother Charles, 1 slave, 20 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 9 swine, 2 arms; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, fusileer; died [buried] Ascension 29 Oct 1798, age 66[sic]
François-Basile-Étienne DUGAS 34 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 2 Apr 1771, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; son of Joseph DUGAS & his second wife Anastasie BARRILLEAUX; brother of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine, half-brother of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, Joseph, fils, & Marie; at St.-Suliac 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 20, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisco, age 25, with parents & siblings; married, age 25, Marie, daughter of Hilaire CLÉMENT & Tarsile NAQUIN, 8 Feb 1796[sic, perhaps 1797], Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 26, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Francois DUGATS, age 27, with wife Marie age 23, no children, 4/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to his father; died Lafourche Interior Parish 28 or 29 Aug 1819, age 48; succession inventory record dated 9 Sep 1819, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse; family assembly held 4 April 1820, Lafourche Interior Parish
Jean DUGAS 35 Feb 1765 Atk born 5 May 1712, baptized 7 Jun 1712, Annapolis Royal; son of Abraham DUGAS dit Grivois & Marie-Madeleine LANDRY; married, age 22, Marie-Charlotte, daughter of Gabriel GODIN dit Châtillon & Andrée-Angélique JEANNE of Rivière-St.-Jean, c1734; settled Ékoupag, Rivière-St.-Jean; on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, called Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre.," with 8 persons in his family; probably captured by, or surrendered to, the British & held as a prisoner of war in NS, early 1760s; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with unnamed wife & 8 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 53, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; signed DAUTERIVE agreement in New Orleans, 4 Apr 1765, with 7 other leaders of the BROUSSARD party; died Attakapas 4 Sep 1765, age 53, buried the next day, less than 2 months after his wife died
Jean DUGAS 36 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Atk born c1741, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX dit Niganne; brother of Charles dit Charlitte & Pierre; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 24, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Juan, with no one else in his household; married Marguerite, daughter of Joseph DUPUIS & Isabelle LEBLANC, late 1760s, Cabanocé; returned to Attakapas District, settled Grand Prairie; in Attakapas census, 1769, age 28, with unnamed wife [Marguerite] & no children, 2 cows, 1 suckling calf or yearling, 1 horse, 7 pigs; took oath of allegiance to Spanish monarch 9 Dec 1769 & made his mark; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 30, with unnamed wife [Marguerite] age 20(?)[sic], brother Pierre age 22, unnamed boy [Augustin] age 1, 0 slaves, 14 cattle, 4 horses, 12 arpents without title; in Attakapas census, 1774, with unnamed wife [Marguerite], 3 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 20 cattle, 5 horses & mules, 25 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Jean DUGAT, age 36, head of family number 75, with wife Marguerite age 26, son Augustin age 7, daughters Julie age 5 & Félicitée age 3, 0 slaves, 30 cattle, 8 horses, 28 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 7 individuals, 76 animals, & 46 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Jn, with 9 free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Juan; died & buried Grand Prairie, Attakapas, 5 Sep 1809, age 70[sic]
*Jean DUGAS 37 Feb 1765 Atk born c1764; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 1, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil, probably an orphan; died [buried] Attakapas 19 Sep 1765, age 1
Jean DUGAS 38 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1772, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Jean DUGAS & Anne/Jeanne BONFILS; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 13, traveled with his mother & stepfather Pierre LABAUVE; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jean DUGATS, age 13[sic], with mother & stepfather; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean DUGA, age 17, with mother & stepfather; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro no surname given, age 22, with mother, stepfather, & half sister; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre no surname given, age 23[sic], with mother, stepfather, & an "orphan"; married, age 24, Isabelle-Jeanne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie-Madeleine DUGAS, 16 Aug 1796[sic, probably 1797], Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean DUGATS, age 25, with wife Isabelle age 25, & no children, 4/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to his mother & stepfather Pierre LABOVE; died Lafourche Interior Parish 7 Feb 1822, age 50; petition for succession inventory dated 13 Dec 1822, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Jean-Baptiste DUGAS 39 Jul 1785 StG, Asp? born c1719, probably Cobeguit; son of Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG; brother of Paul; carpenter; married, age 21, (1)Marguerite, daughter of Jean BENOIT & Marie-Anne BREAUX, c1740, probably Minas; married, age 35, (2)Madeleine, daughter of Françoise MOÏSE & Marie BRUN, c1754, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, age 40; married, age 41, (3)Anne, daughter of François BOURG & Madeleine HÉBERT, & widow of Jean-Baptiste BLANCHARD, 22 Sep 1760, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Méloir-des-Ondes, France, 1762, age 43; at St.-Malo 1772, age 51; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Jean-Bte., with wife, 1 unnamed daughter [Anne], & 1 unnamed orphan [probably granddaughter Marie-Adélaïde BOUDREAUX]; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 66, head of family; moved to Lafourche valley?; died by Jan 1788, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
Jean-Baptiste DUGAS 40 Jul 1785 StG, BR born c1736, Cobeguit; son of Charles DUGAS & Anne-Marie BENOIT; brother of Anne, Marie-Madeleine, & Victoire; 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-Baptiste DUGAST, age 22; fisherman; absent at sea aboard ship L'Aimable-Thérèse, 1765-66, deserted at New Orleans, 18 Jul 1765; at Le Havre, France, 23 Oct 1767, with notation "to return to St.-Malo on November 1, 1767"; married, age 32, Marie, daughter of Michel GROSSIN & Marie CAISSIE [ROGER] of St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, 9 Feb 1768, St.-Servan, France; day laborer; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jean-Bte., with wife, 1 unnamed daughter, & 1 unnamed orphan; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 49, head of family; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Juan Bta. DOUGA, with unnamed wife [Marie], 1 unnamed child [daughter Marie], 4 1/2 units corn, 0 units rice
Jean-Charles DUGAS 41 Aug 1785 Atk born 26 Jul 1764, baptized next day, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; son of Charles DUGAS & his first wife Marguerite GRANGER; brother of Joseph, Marguerite, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre-Olivier; Boulogne 1764-66; St.-Servan, France, 1766-68; Plouër, France, 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 20; married, age 24, Esther, daughter of Joseph MARTIN & Isabelle THIBODEAUX, 28 Jan 1789, Attakapas, now St. Martinville
Jean-Pierre DUGAS 42 Aug 1785 BR born Jul 1764 perhaps Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; son of perhaps Jean-Baptiste DUGAS le jeune & Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON; perhaps brother of Claude-Bernard; carpenter; married Jeanne CABON, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife & Marguerite DUGAS; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 20
Jean-Pierre DUGAS 43 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf baptized 31 Jan 1775, Leigné-les-bois, Poitou, France; son of Joseph DUGAS & his second wife Anastasie BARRILLEAUX; brother of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, François-Basile-Étienne, & Marguerite-Euphrosine, half-brother of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, Joseph, fils, & Marie; in Poitou, France, 1775; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 12, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 15, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Pedro, age 21, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 22, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 23, with parents & sisters; married, age 25, Renée, daughter of Charles NAQUIN & Anne DOIRON, 18 Feb 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 31 Jan or 1 Feb 1832, age 57; succession inventory filed 5 Feb 1834, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Jean-Pierre-Marin DUGAS 81 Jul 1785 StG, Asp, Lf born & baptized 21 Oct 1773, St.-Servan, France; called Pierre; son of Marin DUGAS & Françoise BOUDREAUX; half-brother of Jeanne-Marguerite CLOSSINET, grandson of the older Jean-Baptiste DUGAS; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 11, traveled with widowed mother; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 20, Françoise, daughter of Pierre ARCEMENT & Marie HÉBERT, 12 May 1794, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro DUGAT, age 22, with wife Francisca age 19, & daughter Constancia age 1, next to brother-in-law Josef NAQUIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre DUGATS, age 24, with wife Françoise age 20, & daughter Constance age 2, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Joseph NAQUIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre DUGATS, age 23, with wife Françoise age 23, son Marin age 2, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Joseph NAQUIN; died Lafourche Interior Parish 30 Oct 1832, age 59
Joseph DUGAS, père 44 Feb 1765 Atk born mid-1730s probably Rivière St.-Jean; son of perhaps Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN dit Châtillon; married Cécile, daughter of Barthélemy BERGERON dit D'Amboise & Marguerite DUGAS of Ste.-Anne-du-Pay-Bas, Rivière St.-Jean, early 1750s, probably on the river; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, with unnamed wife & 3 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 26 Jul 1765, buried next day, or buried 6 or 11 Oct 1765
Joseph dit Cadet DUGAS 45 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ born c1754, probably Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean; called Cadet; son of Joseph DUGAS & Cécile BERGERON; brother of Cécile, Mathilde, & Pélagie-Madeleine; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 11, with party from Halifax led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 15[sic], with widowed mother, widowed uncle Joseph HÉBERT, & 2 sisters; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 14[sic], with widowed mother, 2 sisters, & a half-brother; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 22[sic], with stepfather Pierre BERNARD, mother, half-brother Nicolas LAHARE(?)[sic], stepbrothers Pierre & Louis BERNARD, & stepsister Adélaïde BERNARD; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with stepfather, mother, & others; married, age 27, Marguerite, daughter of Marcel LEBLANC & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, 16 Oct 1780, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. James Parish 31 Jan 1833, age 80
Joseph DUGAS 90 Feb 1765 Atk arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 26 Jul 1765, buried next day, or buried 6 or 11 Oct 1765
Joseph DUGAS, père 46 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1742, probably Cobeguit; son of Joseph dit Petit Jos DUGAS & Anne-Marie HÉBERT; brother of Alexis, Anne, Charles, & Pierre; at Grande-Ascension, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 10; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Joseph DUGAST, age 15; pit sawyer; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; married (1)Anastasie, daughter of Pierre HENRY & Anne AUCOIN, 30 Jun 1761, St.-Suliac; married, age 28, (2)Anastasie, daughter of Pierre BARRILLEAUX & Véronique GIROIR, 1 May 1770, Pleudihen, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 6 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 43, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left [east] bank, called Joseph DUGATS, age 45, with wife Anastasie age 44, sons François age 16, Jean-Pierre age 12, daughters Céleste [Cécile?] age 14, Anne age 10, Margueritte age 4, 6 arpents, 50 qts. corn, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Joseph DUGA, age 49, with wife Nasthasie age 48, sons François age 20, Jean-Pierre age 15, daughters Céleste age 18, Anne age 17, Margrithe age 7, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 250 qts. corn, 11 horned cattle, 2 horses, 40 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef DUGAT, age 54, with wife Anastasia age 54, sons Francisco age 25, Juan Pedro age 21, daughters Ana age 19, & Margarita age 13; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph DUGATS, age 56, with wife Anastasie age 55, sons François age 26, Jean-Pierre age 22, Pierre age 12, daughters Anne age 20, & Margueritte age 16, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph DUGATS, age 56, with wife Anastasie age 56, son Jean-Pierre age 23, daughters Anne age 21, & Margueritte age 14, 7/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to son François; died Lafourche Interior Parish 24 Mar 1833, age 91
Joseph DUGAS, fils 47 Sep 1785 Atk born & baptized 14 May 1762, St.-Suliac, France; son of Joseph DUGAS & his first wife Anastasie HENRY; brother of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, & Marie, half-brother of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, François-Basile-Étienne, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine; at St.-Suliac 1762-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with father, stepmother, & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 23; married, age 23, Isabelle, daughter of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & his second wife Isabelle DUGAS, 23 Oct 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; died by Aug 1789, when his wife remarried at Attakapas
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Joseph-Simon DUGAS 50 Aug 1785 Atk born & baptized 5 Jan 1769, St.-Servan, France; son of Charles DUGAS & his first wife Marguerite GRANGER; brother of Jean-Charles, Marguerite, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre-Olivier; at Plouër, France, 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailor; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 16; married, age 25, Céleste, daughter of Jean DUGAS & Marguerite DUPUIS, 2 Aug 1794, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled Grand Prairie; died Lafayette Parish 14 Aug 1830, age 61, buried next day "in the church cemetery"; succession record dated 22 Dec 1830, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Louis-Ambroise DUGAS 51 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 20 May 1780, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; son of Ambroise DUGAS & Marie-Victoire PITRE; brother of Céleste, Eulalie-Martine, & Marguerite-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sisters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 5; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Louis, age 1[sic, probably 7/8], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Louis, age 11, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Luìs, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Louis, age 17, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Louis, age 18, with parents & siblings; married, age 22, Élisabeth, daughter of Pierre BERTHELOT & Ana KERNE of St.-Jean-Baptiste-des-Allemands, 22 Nov 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville
Madeleine DUGAS 54 Feb 1765 Atk arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died [buried] Attakapas 6 Oct 1765
Madeleine-Marguerite DUGAS 55 Feb 1765 Atk married Anselme BROUSSARD; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil
Marguerite DUGAS 56 1765 StJ born c1703; daughter of Claude DUGAS & his second wife Marguerite BOURG; sister of Marie; married, age 18, Barthélemy dit d'Amboise, fils, son of Barthélemy BERGERON dit D'Amboise & Geneviève SERREAU de SAINT-AUBIN, 21 Apr 1721, Port-Royal; settled Rivière St.-Jean; arrived LA 1765, age 62, a widow; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 63, with family of son-in-law Pierre ARCENEAUX & daughter Anne BERGERON
Marguerite DUGAS 57 1765 Atk?, Op born c1735, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Alexis DUGAS & Marie BOURG; married, age 17, Pierre, son of Alexandre RICHARD & Madeleine THIBODEAUX of Chignecto, c1752; arrived LA 1765, age 30; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, but probably the woman in the household of Pedro RICHARD; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 36, with husband, brother-in-law Victor RICHARD, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 48[sic], with husband, 5 sons, & 1 daughter; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with husband & 6 others; died before Aug 1797, when her husband remarried at Opelousas
Marguerite DUGAS 59 Aug 1785 Atk born c1781, Nantes, France; daughter of Charles DUGAS & his second wife Marguerite DAIGLE; half-sister of Jean-Charles, Joseph, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre-Olivier; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 4; married, age 45, Louis, père of Opelousas, son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS, widower of Marie Victoire DUGAS, & brother of her sister Marie-Josèphe's husband Pierre, fils, 21 Jul 1826, Vermilionville; died [buried] St. Landry Parish 22 Jan 1829, age 50[sic]; succession record dated Feb 1829, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Marguerite DUGAS 60 Aug 1785 BR born c1761, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; daughter of Claude DUGAS & his second wife Marguerite CYR; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 24, François-Xavier, son of Antoine BOUDREAUX & Brigitte APART, 10 May 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 24; died [buried] probably Manchac 5 Sep 1786, age 26
Marguerite-Blanche DUGAS 58 Aug 1785 Asp? born c1754, Cobeguit; daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Marguerite DAIGLE; sister of Anne-Marie, Anne-Osite, & Marie-Victoire; 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 Marguerite-Blanche DUGAST, age 4; married, age 30, Pierre, son of Joseph BOURG & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GRANGER, 23 Nov 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 31; died probably at New Orleans before Feb 1786, when her husband remarried at Lafourche
Marguerite-Euphrosine DUGAS 61 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 26 Aug 1783, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & his second wife Anastasie BARRILLEAUX; sister of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, François-Basile-Étienne, & Jean-Pierre, half-sister of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, Joseph, fils, & Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Margueritte, age 4, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe, age 7, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 13, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 16[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, age 14, with parents & siblings; married, age 36, Julien Alexandre, son of Michel LEROIS & Jacquiette CHENAU of St.-Bernarie, Loire Inferieure, France, 12 Jan 1819, Assumption, now Plattenville 
Marguerite-Josèphe DUGAS 62 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf baptized 6 May 1776, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; daughter of Ambroise DUGAS & Marie-Victoire PITRE; sister of Céleste, Eulalie-Martine, & Louis-Ambroise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 10[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte, age 11, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right [west] bank, called Margrithe, age 14, with parents & siblings; married, age 16, Jean-Jacques, son of Jacques DOIRON & Anne-Josèphe BREAUX of St.-Malo, France, 16 Apr 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita DUGAT, age 19, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte DUGAT, age 20, with husband, 2 daughters, & Luce BREAUX, Widow; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter; died Lafourche Interior Parish 6 Jun 1850, age 77[sic #
Marie DUGAS 63 Feb 1765 Atk married Mathurin LANDRY; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 28 Jul 1765, buried the next day
Marie DUGAS 64 Feb? 1765 Atk?, StJ born c1711, Annapolis Royal; daughter of Claude DUGAS & his second wife Marguerite BOURG; sister of Marguerite; married, age 28, Augustin, son of Barthélémy BERGERON dit d'Amboise & Geneviève SERREAU de SAINT-AUBIN, c1729, probably Port-Royal; settled Rivière St.-Jean; arrived LA 1765, perhaps in Feb, age 54; may have followed her husband to Attakapas, where he died in an epidemic on Aug 30, & she retreated to the river that autumn; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Marie DUGAS widow BERGERON, age 55, with family of niece Geneviève BERGERON, widow D'AMOUR [LOUVIÈRE]
Marie DUGAS 66 Aug 1785 Asp born c1746, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Paul DUGAS & his first wife Anne-Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marie-Madeleine, & Simon, half-sister of & Anne-Marie & Marie-Osite; 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 Marie DUGAST, age 12; married, age 18, Prosper-Honoré, son of Honoré GIROIR & Marie-Josèphe THÉRIOT, 14 Feb 1764, St.-Coulomb, France; at St.-Coulomb 1764-70; at St.-Jouan-des-Guerets, France, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 39; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie DUGATS, age 42, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie DUGA, age 45, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; died [buried] Assumption Parish 3 Nov 1805, age 63[sic], a widow
Marie DUGAS 68 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 21 Mar 1764, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & his first wife Anastasie HENRY; sister of Cécile-Anne, Élisabeth-Eulalie, & Joseph, fils, half-sister of Anastasie-Céleste-Marie, Anne-Marguerite, François-Basile-Étienne, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Euphrosine; at St.-Suliac 1764-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste-Alexandre, son of Alexandre DAIGLE & Élisabeth/Isabelle GRANGER, 6 Jun 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie DUGATS, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie DUGA, age 27, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria DUGAT, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie DUGATS, age 33, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 34, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; died [buried] Assumption Parish 15 Nov 1813, age 50
Marie DUGAS 69 Sep 1785 Asp born c1767, Trellières, France; daughter of Michel DUGAS & Françoise DURAND; married, age 18, (1)Jean, son of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Hélène GAUTREAUX of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, & widower of Françoise HUERT, 10 May 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie DUGATS, age 21, with husband, 1 stepson, 1 stepdaughter, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie DUGA, age 24, with husband, 1 stepdaughter, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria DUGAT, age 30[sic], with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & child [probably orphan] Martin AHHÉ [ACHÉE]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie DUGATS, age 31, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 30, with husband & 4 daughters; married, age 35, (2)Louis-Gabriel, son of Dominique-Alexis RICHARD & Marie-Victoire PASCALES of Toulon, France, 3 Oct 1803, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marie-Josèphe DUGAS 65 Jul 1785 StG, BR born 30 Jan 1774, baptized next day, St.-Énogat, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS & Marie GROSSIN; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & a minor orphan; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 11; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with parents & no siblings; married, age 20, Pierre-Joseph of Plouër, France, son of Charles LEBERT & Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX, 11 Feb 1794, Baton Rouge; died [buried] Baton Rouge 16 Apr 1825, age 51
Marie-Josèphe DUGAS 71 Aug 1785 Atk, Op, Atk born & baptized 28 Feb 1762, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; daughter of Charles DUGAS & his first wife Marguerite GRANGER; sister of Jean-Charles, Joseph, Marguerite, & Pierre-Olivier; Boulogne 1762-66; St.-Servan, France, 1766-68; Plouër, France, 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 22; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 24, Pierre, fils, son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS, 8 May 1787, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed, with husband & probably 1 son; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with husband, 3 white males, & 3 white females; moved to La Butte, St. Martin Parish; succession record dated 27 Mar 1846, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Marie-Madeleine DUGAS 72 Jul 1785 StG, Asp born c1732; sometimes called Madeleine; daughter of Charles DUGAS & Anne-Marie BENOIT; sister of Anne, Jean-Baptiste, & Victoire; 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 Marie-Madeleine DUGAST, age 24[sic]; married, age 38, Pierre, son of Jacques QUIMINE & Marie-Josèphe CHIASSON of Chignecto, & widower of Louise GROSSIN, c1770, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Marie, with husband,1 daughter, & 2 stepdaughters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 50[sic]; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Madelena QUIMIN, widow, with 3 persons in her family, 3 barrels corn, 0 barrels rice, 1/4 qt.; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria DUGAT, age 64, with family of daughter Victoria QUEMINE & son-in-law Santiage TEMPLET; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie DUGATS, Widow, age 65, with no one else, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Jacques TEMPLE
Marie-Madeleine DUGAS 53 Aug 1785 Asp born c1742, probably Cobeguit; called Madeleine; daughter of Paul DUGAS & his first wife Anne-Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marie, & Simon, half-sister of Anne-Marie & Marie-Osite; married, age 16, Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Madeleine DUGAST, age 17; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-60; at St.-Coulomb, France, 1760-67; at St.-Servan, France, 1767-71; at St.-Méloir-des-Ondes, France, 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Magdeleine DUGAS, widow Jean-Bte. HÉBERT, with 3 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 43, widow, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 meat cleaver, 2 shovels, & 3 each of hoe, axe, & hatchet; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Magdeleinne DUGATS widow HÉBERT, age 40[sic, probably 46], with sons Pierre [HÉBERT] age 22, Joseph [HÉBERT] age 14, François [HÉBERT] age 8, [Étienne HÉBERT] age 3, daughters Marie [HÉBERT] age 20, Isabelle [HÉBERT] age 13, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Madelaine DUGA widow HÉBERT, age 48, with sons Pierre [HÉBERT] age 24, Joseph [HÉBERT] age 20, Francois [HÉBERT] age 12, Étienne [HÉBERT] age 6, daughter Isabelle [HEBERT] age 19, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 2 horses, 15 swine; died [buried] Assumption 19 Oct 1793, age 51, a widow
Marie-Osite DUGAS 73 Aug 1785 Asp born c1761, St.-Coulomb, France; daughter of Paul DUGAS & his second wife Hélène BLANCHARD; sister of Anne-Marie, half-sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Simon; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie, with 1 unnamed orphan; married, age 23, Étienne, son of Charles DUPUIS & Marie TRAHAN, 16 Nov 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 20[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie-Osite DUGA, age 27, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie DUGA, age 29, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Osita DUGAT, age 34, with husband, 5 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Osite DUGAT, age 35, with husband, 3 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 37, with husband, 5 sons, & 2 daughters; died [buried] Assumption Parish 11 Sep 1814, age 52
Marie-Rose DUGAS 74 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asp born c1749, probably Ékoupag, Rivière St.-Jean; called Rosalie or Rose; daughter of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN; sister of Athanase, Charles, Francois, Michel, & Théodore; probably on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, in family of Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre."; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 16, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of her parents probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 17, with 5 brothers; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Rose HUGAS, age 20, with 3 brothers; married François, fils, son of probably François LANDRY & Dorothée BOURG of Pigiguit, early 1770s, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Rozalie, age 27, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & engagé Jean MIRE; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 5 unnamed others; died [buried] Assumption Parish 27 Mar 1829, "age ca. 93[sic] yrs," a widow
Marie-Rose DUGAS 75 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 11 May 1762, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Alexis DUGAS & his second wife Marguerite MOÏSE; half-sister of Anne-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 20[sic]; married, age 23, Luìs, son of Domingo JUNCAL & Dominga GARCIA of Portevedra, Galicia, Spain, 9 Sep 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie-Rose DUGATS, age 25, with husband Louis ONCAL age 31, daughter Marie ONCAL age 1, father Alexis DUGATS age 64, 4 arpents, 50 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 1 horse, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Marie-Rose DUGA, age 28, with husband Louis UNCAL age 36, son Louis [UNCAL] age 2, daughter Rose [UNCAL] age 1, father Alexis DUGA age 66, 0 slaves, 4 arpents, 15 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 1 horse, 5 swine; died [buried] Assumption 7 Apr 1795, age 32
Marie-Victoire DUGAS 67 Aug 1785 Op born 5 Aug 1764, baptized next day, Plouër, France; daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Marguerite DAIGLE; sister of Anne-Marie, Anne-Osite, & Marguerite-Blanche; at Plouër 1764-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 20; settled in Opelousas District; married, age 21, Louis, son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DAIGLE of Opelousas, c1786, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, unnamed with husband & 2 unnamed males; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, unnamed, with husband, 3 unnamed white males, & 1 unnamed white female, next to brother-in-law Pierre RICHARD & her father-in-law; died by Jul 1826, when her husband remarried at Vermilionville; succession record dated Jun 1829, St. Landry Parish courthouse
*Mathilde DUGAS 76 Feb 1765 NO born 6 Mar 1765, baptized 8 Mar 1765, New Orleans, soon after her family reached LA from Halifax via St.-Domingue with party led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & Cécile BERGERON; sister of Cécile, Joseph dit Cadet, & Pélagie-Madeleine; died New Orleans 11 Mar 1765, age 5 days; perhaps the first Acadian to die in LA
Michel DUGAS 77 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc born c1757; son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN of Rivière St.-Jean; brother of  Athanase, Charles, François, Marie-Rose, & Théodore; probably on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, in family of Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre."; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 8, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of his parents probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Miguel DUGAR, age 13[sic, probably 9], with 4 brothers, 1 sister, & 5 arpents; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Michel HUGAS, age 12, with 2 brothers & 1 sister; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 14, with family of brother-in-law Mathurin LANDY; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 20, with brother Athannasse, 2 cattle, 1 horse, 10 sheep, 1 arm; married, age 21, (1)Anne-Rose or -Sophie, called Sophie, daughter of Bonaventure FORET & Claire RIVET, 23 Feb 1778, St.-Jacques; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Jul 1779, listed as married; married, age 43, (2)Rose or Rosalie, daughter of Joseph FORET & Isabelle LÉGER, & perhaps widow of Joachin MAROI, 21 Jul 1800, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 11 Oct 1828, age 71
Michel DUGAS 78 176? Asc born c1756; son of  ______ DUGAS & Anne LANDRY; brother of Athanase; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Michel DUGAS, "his brother-in-law" [actually stepson], age 14, with stepfather Mathurin LANDRY, his mother, & a stepsister
Paul DUGAS 79 Aug 1785 Asp born c1709, probably Cobeguit; son of Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG; brother of Jean-Baptiste; married, age 25, (1)Anne-Marie, daughter of Claude BOUDREAUX & Catherine HÉBERT, 17 Jun 1734, Grand-Pré; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Paul DUGAST, age 48[sic]; carpenter; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-60; at St.-Coulomb, France, 1760-72; married, age 49, (2)Hélène, daughter of Pierre BLANCHARD & Françoise BREAUX, & widow of Alexis AUCOIN, 30 Jun 1760, Ploubalay, France; at St.-Malo 1772, age 61; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 75, a widower, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver
Pélagie-Madeleine DUGAS 52 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Lf born c1759, perhaps Restigouche; called Madeleine; daughter of Joseph DUGAS & Cécile BERGERON; sister of Cécile, Joseph dit Cadet, & Mathilde; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 6, with party from Halifax led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Magdelaine, age 12[sic], with widowed mother, widowed uncle Joseph HÉBERT, & 2 siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Marie-Magdelaine, age 10, with widowed mother, 2 siblings, & [orphan?] Nicolas LAHURE; married, age 17, Jean-Baptiste, son of Pierre BERNARD, her stepfather, & his first wife Marguerite ARCENEAUX, 23 Sep 1776, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Magdelaine BERGERON, age 18, with husband & no children; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; moved to Lafourche valley; died Lafourche Interior Parish 8 Mar 1831, age 72, a widow
Pierre DUGAS 80 Feb 1765 Atk born c1749, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX dit Niganne; brother of Charles dit Charlitte & Jean; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 16, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Pedro DUGAST, with no one else in his household; in Attakapas census, 1769, age 20, with family of brother Charles; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 22, with older brother Jean & family; married, age 23, Anne dite Nanette, daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Brigitte BREAUX, 18 Jul 1772, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; on Attakapas militia list, Jan 1773; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Pierre DUGAT, with unnamed wife [Anne], 1 unnamed child, 0 slaves, 15 cattle, 3 horses & mules, 8 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Pierre DUGAT, age 27, head of family number 58, with wife Anne age 22, son Pierre age 1, daughter Sélisie age 2, orphan Joseph RICHARD age 13, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 9 horses, 15 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, with 6 individuals, 169 animals, & 50 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Pre, with 5 free individuals, 1 male slave, 1 female slave; succession record dated 14 Nov 1829, Lafayette Parish courthouse
*Pierre DUGAS 84 17?? StG born c1754; married ______; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, age 23, with unnamed wife age 19, no children, 10 cattle, 2 horses, 8 hogs, 16 fowl, 6 arpents near Alexandre & Augustin DUGA
Pierre DUGAS 82 Aug 1785 Op born c1728, probably Île Royale; son of Joseph dit le jeune DUGAS & Marguerite COSTE of Port-Toulouse, Île Royale; brother of Charles; carpenter; married, age 44, Marguerite DAIGLE, c1752, probably Île Royale; deported from probably Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Pierre DUGAST, fils de Claude, age 31; at Plouër, France, 1759-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 57, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hatchets, & 3 hoes; settled in Opelousas District; died by Mar 1808, when his wife was described as a widow in her St. Landry Parish burial record
Pierre DUGAS 83 Sep 1785 Asp born c1733, Cobeguit; son of Joseph dit Petit Jos DUGAS & Anne-Marie HÉBERT; brother of Alexis, Anne, Charles, & Joseph; carpenter; married, age 19, (1)Anne-Josèphe HENRY, c1752, Île St.-Jean; at Grande-Ascension, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Pierre DUGAST, age 20, with wife Josèph[e] HÉBERT[sic], & 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 Pierre DUGAST, fils de Joseph, age 25, with wife Anne-Josèphe HENRY, age 27, & 3 children, ages 5, 4, & 2; married, age 36, (2)Cécile, daughter of François MOÏSE dit Latreille, fils and Marie Brun, and widow of Michel BOURG, 21 Jun 1768, St.-Suliac, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 47, (3)Rose, daughter of Jacques LEBLANC & Marguerite LABAUVE, 3 Aug 1779, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 51, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Pierre DUGATS, age 55, with wife Rose age 42, daughters Rose age 5, Margueritte [Anne-Perrine?] age 3, 6 arpents, 50 qts. corn, 1 horse, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Pierre DUGA, age 58, with wife Rosalie age 45, daughter Margrithe age 4, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 1 horse, 13 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro DUGAT, age 63, with wife Rosalia age 50, & daughter Ana age 9; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Piere DUGATS, age 64, with wife Rosalie age 51, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre DUGATS, age 64, with wife Rose age 58, & daughter Anne age 11, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 6 Oct 1813, age 79 1/2
Pierre-Olivier dit Pierrot DUGAS 85 Aug 1785 Atk born & baptized 16 Nov 1766, St.-Servan, France; called Olivier & Pierrot; son of Charles DUGAS & his first wife Marguerite GRANGER; brother of Jean-Charles, Joseph, Marguerite, & Marie-Josèphe; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 18; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Oliva DUGA; married, age 28, Sophie, daughter of Amand GAUTREAUX & Marie LANDRY, 10 Feb 1795, Attakapas, now St.-Martinville; settled Grand Prairie & Prairie Sorel; died a widower "at his home" at Prairie Sorel, then in St. Martin Parish, 16 March 1820, age "about 52[sic] years, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 16 May 1824, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Rose DUGAS 86 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 14 Feb 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Pierre DUGAS & his third wife Rose LEBLANC; sister of Anne-Perrine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 3; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 5, with parents & sister; not in Valenzuéla census of 1791 with the rest of her family, so she may have died young
Simon DUGAS 87 Aug 1785 Asp born c1748, probably Cobeguit; son of Paul DUGAS & his first wife Anne-Marie BOUDREAUX; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marie, & Marie-Madeleine, half-brother of Anne-Marie & Marie-Osite; 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 Simon DUGAST, age 11; carpenter; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, listed singly; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 37, no wife listed; appointed 1 of the 5 leaders of the La Bergère expedition; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, hoe, shovel, & meat cleaver; married, age 39, Marie-Geneviève, daughter of Alain BOURG & Anne-Marie COMEAUX, 11 Jun 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Simon DUGATS, age 50[sic, probably 40], with wife Marie age 24, sister-in-law Anne BOURG age 66, sister Anne age 25[sic], 6 arpents, 12 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Simon DUGA, age 47[sic], with wife Marie age 26, son Jean age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to father-in-law Alain BOURG, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 1 horse, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Simon DUGAT, age 50[sic], with wife Maria age 31, sons Juan age 5, Pablo age 4, daughters Maria age 2, & Ana age 1, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Simon DUGATS, age 51[sic], with wife Marie age 32, sons Jean age 6, Paulle age 4, daughters Marie age 3, & Anne age 2, 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Simon DUGATS, age 52[sic], with wife Marie age 34, sons Jean age 7, Paulle age 5, daughters Marie age 4, Anne age 2, & Élisabet age 1, 3/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law; died [buried] Assumption Parish 9 Jul 1829, "age ca. 80 yrs."
Théodore DUGAS 88 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ, Asc born c1759, perhaps Halifax; son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN of Rivière St.-Jean; brother of Athanase, Charles, François, Marie-Rose, & Michel; probably on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche, 24 Oct 1760, in family of Jean DUGAS "fils de Pre."; on list of Acadians prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 6, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; moved to Cabanocé fall 1765 after the death of his parents probably to escape an epidemic; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 8, with 4 brothers & 1 sister; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Théodore HUGAS, age 9, with 2 brothers & 1 sister; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 18, with family of brother Charles; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, called Théodorre, fusileer; married, age 25, Marie-Victoire, called Victoire, daughter of Pierre FORET & Marguerite BLANCHARD, 11 Oct 1784, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 20 Mar 1827, age 69
*Théodore DUGAS 27 177? StJ, StG born c1746; son of Claude DUGAS & Marie BOURG; married, age 32, Madeleine RICHARD, widow of Pierre BABIN, 24 Apr 1778, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. Gabriel 17 Apr 1806, age 60
Victoire DUGAS 89 Dec 1785 BdE?, BR born c1747; daughter of Charles DUGAS & Anne-Marie BENOIT; sister of Anne, Jean-Baptiste, & Marie-Madeleine; 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 Victoire DUGAST, age 10[sic]; married Thomas AILLET, France; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 38, widow, head of family; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Bitoria DOUGA, (widow)[sic], with 2 unnamed children [sons Louis & Thomas AILLET], 3 units corn, 1/4 unit rice; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792, called Vitoire DUGATS

NOTES

01.  Not in Wall of Names.  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 8-9.  

Were Alexandre, Augustin, & Pierre brothers?  Why are they not listed in Wall of Names?  Were they French Creole DUGASs?  I have found no such creatures in LA ... yet.  

02.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Alexis DUGAT, & lists him with a daughter & no wife; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1487, the Cobequid section, calls him Alexis & gives his parents' names; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 67, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & daughter Anne-Josèphe, age 10, were the only survivors of the crossing, that his first wife Anne BOURG, age 32, & 5 other children--sons Josaphat, age 8, Grégoire, age 6, & Joseph, age 4, daughter Perpétué, age 2, & an unnamed infant, all died at sea; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Alexis DUGAT, charpentier, age 58, on the embarkation list, & Alexis DUGAT, carpenter, age 58, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 5th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with no wife & a daughter; BRDR, 2:253 (ASC-4, 20), his death/burial record, calls him Alexos DUGAS, age 72 years, gives his parents' names, says his father was also deceased, & that he & his parents were all natives of "the Parish of St. Peter & St. Paul in Cobequites in Acadia."  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 39, 169.

His estimated birth year is not from his death/burial record but from the ages given in the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi & in the LA censuses in which he is found.  

He & his first wife & their children probably were among the families of Cobeguit who escaped the deportation of the autumn of 1755 by escaping to Île St.-Jean, from which they were deported to France 3 years later after the fall of the French fortress at Louisbourg in Jul 1758.  

His daughter Anne-Josèphe's family was No. 4, just above his, on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi.  

03.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 1484, the Cobeguid section, calls him Amant, says his parents were Claude DUGAS & Marguerite COSTE, & that he was born in c1747, their fourth son.  Arsenault, 2476, the LA section, calls him Amand, says his parents were Claude [DUGAS] & Anne HÉBERT of Cobeguit, that he was born in c1755, their second son, & that the family was deported to St.-Malo, France; Arsenault, 2478, the LA section, calls him Amand, says his parents were Claude [DUGAS] & Anne HÉBERT, that he was born in 1755, that he married Geneviève, daughter of René ROBICHAUD & Marguerite MARTIN, at St. Martinville on 11 Jan 1779, that their children were Adélaïde, born in 1780, Rosalie in 1781, Jean in 1785, Célestin in c1786, Augustin in 1788, & Maxime in 1797, no places of birth given, & says nothing of his sojourn in France; White, DGFA-1, 573, says his father Claude was son of Claude DUGAS & Jeanne BOURG of Acadia; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 287, Family No. 352, says Amand, son of Claude  DUGAST & ____, was born in c1746, no place given, that he was brother of Charles & Pierre DUGAST, that he "disembarked at St. Malo on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five ships,'" & that he resided at Plouër from 1759-66, at St.-Servan from 1766-71, & at Plouër again in 1771; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:268, 677 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.72), his marriage record, calls him Amon DUGAS "d'Acadie," calls his wife Geneviève ROBICHAUD  "d'Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was Claude [DUGAS] & his mother Anne HÉBERT, "parishioners of this parish of St. Joseph of Attakapas," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste BERARD, Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, & Joseph CORMIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:268, 677 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), another of his marriage records, calls him Aman DUGAST, "native of Acadia," calls his wife Geneviève ROBICHEAU, gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Anne HÉBERT, says his parents were "parishioners of this parish of St. Joseph of Atakapas" & hers were "of Acadia and parishioner[sic] here," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste BERARD, Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, & ____; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 65, calls him Amant DUGAS, says his father was Charles DUGAS, & that he was "a distant relative" of Charles, Jean, & Pierre DUGAS, who were brothers, & gives the size of his herd in 1803; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:313-14 (Laf. Ch.: v.1, p. 17) , his death/burial record, calls him Armand DUGAS, "married Geneviève ROBICHAU, Died of long illness & received the sacraments, was buried ... at age 68 yrs. in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names, with the marginal note, "'Forgot this entry in its proper place'"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:313-14 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#47), his succession record, calls him Armand DUGAS, "wid. is Geneviève ROBICHOT," does not give his parents' names, & says his legal heirs were Jean, Célestin, Maximilien, Rosalie m. Pierre CORMIER, & Adélaïde m. Pierre SONIER.  See also Hebert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:821; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1785, 9.

There is a compelling mystery about this ancestor of mine (his daughter Rosalie is my paternal great-great-great grandmother).  When did he reach LA?  Did he go there from France in the 1770s?  That would have been most unusual if not unique.  If he was the Amand, son of Claude DUGAS & brother of Charles & Pierre, who was at Plouër, France, in 1771, his arrival date in LA would be sometime after that date.  If so, there is the intriguing possibility that he may have gone to North America with French forces during the American Revolution, but his marriage at Attakapas in Jan 1779 tends to discourage that scenario.  Perhaps he was a sailor who came to the colony on a French merchant vessel during peace time.  If he traveled on such a vessel, he likely would have arrived before March 1778, when France became an ally of the Americans in their fight against the British.  After that date, the Royal Navy would have gone after any French merchantman that ventured into the Gulf of Mexico.  Robichaux, cited above, insists that the Amand DUGAS, born in c1746 and counted in the St.-Malo suburbs from 1759 to 1771, was a younger brother of Charles & Pierre DUGAS who came to LA from France in 1785.  Robichaux, 287, 290, 305, says that Charles, Pierre, & Amand's father was Claude DUGAS, but he does not give their mother's name.  Still, one must wonder if the Amand DUGAS who came to LA was, as West states, "a distant relative" of Charles & Pierre DUGAS, not their younger brother.  The question still remains, however--when, from where, & with whom, did Amand DUGAS of Attakapas reach LA?  The age in his burial record gives him an estimated birth year of c1755, not c1746 or 1747.  If he came to the colony in the early or mid-1770s & had been born in c1755, he would have been in mid- or late teens.  And if he came then, he somehow escaped LA record keepers until his marriage in 1779.  We will have to wait for White, DGFA-2, perhaps, to solve the mystery. 

Thanks to his marriage record, there is another mystery about his parents.  The priest who recorded his marriage, dated 11 Jan 1779, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:268 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), cited above, stated that Amand's parents, Claude [DUGAS] & Anne HÉBERT, were "parishioners of this parish of St. Joseph of Atakapas," the original name of the church that became St. Martin of Tours.  Is the priest actually referring to Amand and his bride Geneviève as the parishioners, not his parents?  This is the only bit of evidence that would place Claude DUGAS & Anne HÉBERT in LA, which is probably why they are not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names & why Stephen A. White in DGFA-1, 573, does not place them there.  Most likely, Claude & Anne died in Acadia before Le Grand Dérangement.  Here is a clue:  When son Amand was deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, in 1758, the boy was, according to a passenger list, only 12 years old.  Most tellingly, he was not traveling with his parents.  Claude and Anne do not appear on the passenger lists of any of the ships that carried the Acadians from Île St.-Jean to France in 1758, nor do they appear as residents of any French community in Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France.  The only other possibility is that they escaped the British roundup on Île St.-Jean in 1758 & got to LA on their own by Jan 1779.  But how?  When?  If they had married in c1727, as White says they did, they would have been quite elderly in the late 1770s.  My guess would be that they died in Acadia, probably on Île St.-Jean before the island's dérangement.  

There is another question:  Why is Amand not listed on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names since he was clearly an Acadian who came to LA & created a family there?  He is not the only well-documented Acadian immigrant who fails to appear on the Memorial's Wall of Names.  Follow this link to see more names that should be on that wall.  Perhaps you will find your ancestor there, too. 

04.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Ambroise DUGAST, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 73, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, both of his parents, Ambroise DUGAST, père, age 30, & Marguerite HENRY, age 29, perished, the father in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 6 Mar 1759, a few weeks after reaching France, the mother at sea, but young Ambroise, fils, also lost all 3 of his siblings--brother Joseph, age 15 months, died in hospital 1 Feb 1759, & sisters Marguerite-Josèphe, age 5, & Francoise, age 3, both died at sea--& Ambroise probably lived with relatives after his father died; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 288, Family No. 354, calls him Ambroise DUGAST, says he was born in c1751 "in the parish of St.-Pierre and St.-Paul in Acadie," gives his parents' names, details his marriage, calls his wife Marie PITRE, says she was born in c1753 "in the parish of St.-Pierre and St.-Paul in Acadie," gives her parents' names, says he "disembared at St.-Malo with his parents from one of the "Five ships' on January 23, 1759, " & that he resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 37, Family No. 75, calls him Ambroise DUGAST, calls his wife Marie PITRE, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 58-59, Family No. 109, calls him Ambroise DUGAST, calls his wife Marie-Victoire PITRE, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Amboise [Ambroise] DUGAST, marin, age 32, on the embarkation list, Ambroise DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Ambroise DUGAT, sailor, age 32, on the complete listing, says he was in the 49th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage, including the names of his & his wife's parents but gives no marriage place, says daughter Anne-Marie was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 3:284 (ASM-3, 116), his death/burial record, calls him Ambrosio DUGAS, age 63 yrs., widower of Maria PITRE, but does not give his parents' names.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspections," Canadian Archives, 2A:117. 

Note that his wife's father & sister were the family next to his on the passenger list of La Bergère.    

The baptismal record of son Olivero Ambrosio (Olivier-Ambroise), dated 13 Mar 1792, in NOAR, 5:141 (SLC, B11, 188), says that Ambroise & his wife were "natives of Isle of St. Jean in France," which probably means Acadia.  

05.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Anastasie DUGAS veuve Amable ROBICHAUD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2581, the LA section, profile for her husband, calls her Anastasie DUGAS, does not give her parents' names, says she married Amable ROBICHAUX in c1760 but gives no place of marriage, & says he died at St.-Jacques in c1766; BRDR, 3:284 (ASM-3, 70), her death/burial record, calls her Anastasia DUGAS, age 80 yrs., married to Joseph ROGER, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 166, 175; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 117, 207, 455.  

The ages given in the LA censuses in which she is found provide a consistent estimated birth year, so the age in her burial record is way off--not unusual at that time, since the recording priests had to depend not on written records but on the memory of family members for the age of the deceased.  

Voorhies, J., p. 117, lists her first husband, Amable ROBICHAUD, in a census of militiamen in JUDICE's Company at Cabanocé in 1766 with an unnamed wife, 2 unnamed sons, and an unnamed daughter, as if he were still alive.  Bourgeois, p. 166, & Voorhies, J., p. 207, however, call Anastasie DUGAS a widow in the Apr 1766 general census at Cabanocé, & Wall of Names follows this.  A complication arises, however, in the Cabanocé census of 1769, which gives her a son named Louis-Uzèbe [ROBICHAUD], age 2, who was not in the 1766 census.  Louis was not a mistaken identity for daughter Marie, who is not in the 1769 census with her family; he actually existed.  If Louis was born in c1767, as the 1769 census hints, & Anastasie came to LA in 1765, which the censuses of 1766 show, then Louis was born in LA ... & Anastasie came to the colony with her husband, not as a widow.  Even if she was a pregnant widow in 1765, Louis would have been born sometime in 1766 (probably after Apr), not in 1767.  When she became a widow is anyone's guess, but it seems clear from the JUDICE Company militia list of 1766 & Louis's estimated birth year that she became a widow after she reached LA.  Arsenault, cited above, agrees, as does West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 128. 

When did she & her second husband & her ROBICHAUX sons moved from the river to upper Bayou Lafourche? 

06.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Anastasie [DUGAT], & lists her with her parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 298-99, Family No. 364, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anastasie DUGAST, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph DUGAST & Pélagie BARILLOT, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls her Eulalie-Céleste [DUGAST], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls her Eulalie-Céleste & Anastasie [DUGAST] & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Anastasie, sa [Joseph DUGAT's] fille, age 12, on the embarkation list, & Anastasie DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father, mother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings, & that she was born in 1773 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:254, 349 (ASC-2, 47), her marriage record, calls her Anastasia DUAGAS, calls her husband Simon GUILLOT, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Charles GUILLOT & Luys JUNCAL.  

In her husband's second marriage record, dated 1 Apr 1799, in BRDR, 2:349 (ASM-2, 40), she is called Anastasia Céleste Marie DUGAT.  

07.  Wall of Names, 22, calls her Angélique DUGAS; White, DGFA-1, 579, calls her Angélique DUGAS, gives her parents' names, her birth/baptismal dates, says her godparents were Pierre BOUDROT & Marie-Josèphe DUGAS, records her at Caroline du Sud in 1763, at Cabahannocer in 1766, age 30, again in 1769, age 34, at Ascension in 1770, age 30(sic), again in 1777, age 46(sic), details her marriage but does not give her husband's parents' names, says they were married in c1755, & details her burial at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  

How did she, her husband, & the ORILLION orphans get from SC to LA?  Did they go to St.-Domingue in 1764 and hook up with the refugees from Halifax who came thru Cap-Francais, Haiti, in 1765 on their way to LA?  

08.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Anne [DUGAST], & lists her with her parents & a niece; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 291-93, Family No. 359, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne DUGAST, twin, gives her parents' names, her exact birthplace, says her godparents were Grégoire BLANCHARD, half-brother, & Marie DUGAST, her sister, & that the family resided at St.-Melior from 1760-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 60-61, Family No. 112; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls her Anne, sa [Jean Bte DUGAST's] fille, age 21, on the embarkation list, Ana, su [Juan Bautista DUGAT's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Anne DUGAT, his [Jean-Baptiste DUGAT's] daughter, age 21, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 16th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & a niece; BRDR, 4:181 (ASM-3, 183), her death/burial record, calls her Anne Isabelle DUGAS, age 60 yrs., wid. of Ive CROCHET, & gives her parents' names.

Only her burial record uses the middle name Isabelle.  

09.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Anne [DUGAST], & lists her with her parents & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 65; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Anne, sa [Pierre DUGAST's] fille, age 23, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne DUGAT, his [Pierre DUGAT's] daughter, age 23, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 56th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & a sister.  

What happened to her in LA?  Did she ever marry?

10.  Wall of Names, 35, calls her Anne DUGAT; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 66, shows that on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she lost both of his parents--Joseph DUGAST, age 59, & Marie HÉBERT, age 54--at sea, as well as 1 of her 2 siblings, brother Jean, age 14, who also died at sea, & that only she & her brother Joseph, age 15, survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 93-94, Family No. 173, calls her Anne DUGAST, says he was born c1748 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Élizabeth-Jeanne HÉBERT, baptized 18 Mar 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, son Joseph HÉBERT, baptized 21 Jan 1779, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 22 Jan 1779 probably Nantes, son Louis-Marie HÉBERT, baptized 26 Feb 1781, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 8 Feb 1783, probably Nantes, & son Louis-Ambroise HÉBERT, baptized 28 Nov 1783, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Anne DUGAT, sa [Joseph-Ignace HÉBERT's] femme, age 36, on the embarkation list, & Anne DUGAT, his [Joseph-Ignace HÉBERT's] wife, age 36, on the complete listing, says she was in the 1st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 4 children, & details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspections," Canadian Archives, 2A:117. 

Her brothers Pierre & Joseph's families were nos. 2 & 6 on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi.  Her husband's brother Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT's family was No. 4 on the same ship.  

Her husband remarried in May 1805 at Assumption.  

11.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Anne [DUGAT], & lists her with her parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Marguerite DUGAST but does not give her godparents' names, &, calling her Anne [DUGAST], details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Anne, sa [Joseph DUGAT's] fille, age 6, on the embarkation list, & Anne DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] daughter, age 6, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; BRDR, 2:32, 253 (ASM-2, 39), her marriage record, calls her Ana DUGAT, calls her husband Alexos AUCOIN, "widower of Françoise HENNRY," gives her but not his parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph AUCOIN, Francisco HÉBERT, & Simon GUILLOT.

12.  Wall of Names, 47, calls her Anne DUGAST.  Her birth year is a compromise of the ages given on the passenger list of La Caroline & in the Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791, the Assumption censuses of 1795 & 1797, & the Lafourche census of 1798.  See <acadian-cajun.com>; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourches, 1770-98, 47, 52, 78, 129, 166.  <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No.70, gives a birth year closer to c1733, which makes me wonder if we are dealing with the same person here.  Her marriage record in Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 940, unfortunately does not give her age at the time of her marriage.

13.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Anne-Josèphe DUGAT, & lists her with her husband & 4 sons; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 67, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she was the only 1 of her parents' 6 children to survive the crossing, detailed in the footnote to her father's profile; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 56-57, Family No. 111, calls her Anne-Josèphe DUGAST, says she was born c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage but gives no place of marriage, includes the the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Firmain-Joseph, baptized 13 Oct 1775, Leigne-les-bois, Vienne, godson of Jean-Pierre BOURG & Perpétué DUGAST, died age 4 days & buried 18 Oct 1774, Leigne-les-bois, burial witnessed by Pierre ROBICHAUX & Pierre-Olivier PITRE, "his uncles," & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 91-92, Family No. 170, calls her Anne-Josèphe DUGAST, says she was born c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Alexis-Toussaint HÉBERT, died age 7 & buried 6 Mar 1776, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, daughter Anne-Marie-Augustine HÉBERT, baptized 28 Aug 1776, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, died age 8  mos. & buried 6 May 1777, Ste.-Croix, Nantes, son Simon HÉBERT, baptized 4 Apr 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, daughter Marie-Jeanne HÉBERT, baptized 3 Mar 1781, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 14 Jun 1781 & buried probably St.-Similien, Nantes, & son Alexis-Thomas HÉBERT, baptized 21 Dec 1782, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadians Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Anne-Josèphe DUGAT, sa [Jean Bte HÉBERT's] femme, age 36, on the embarkation list, & Anne-Josèphe DUGAT, his [Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT's] wife, age 36, on the complete listing, says she was in the 4th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 4 sons, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but gives no play of marriage, & says son Ambroise-Mathurin HÉBERT was born in 1772 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:190 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 71), her death/burial record, calls her Anne Joseph DUGAS of St. Jean, Acadie m. Jean Baptiste HÉBERT, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 59, 91, 132, 178.

Her father & half-sister Marie-Rose were in Family No. 5, just below hers, aboard Le St.-Rémi.  

14.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Anne [DUGAST], & lists her with her widowed father & brother; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Anne, sa [Paul DUGAST's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne DUGAT, his [Paul DUGAT's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 62nd Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father & brother; BRDR, 2:253-54, 264-65 (ASC-2, 28), her marriage record, calls her Ana & Anna DUGAS, calls her husband Vincente DUMENE, "widower & native of Nantes, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne PUIS & Jean DAIGLE; BRDR, 8:198 (ASM-10, 147), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Anne DUGAS, "age 90 years," but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband.  See also See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 157. 

Did she remarry?  If she was the Anne DUGAS who died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in November 1854, she would have been in her late 80s at the time of her death & one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

15.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Anne-Ozite DUGAST veuve HÉBERT, & lists her 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 75, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she, her parents, Pierre DUGAST, age 31, & Marguerite DAIGUE, age 35, & sister Marguerite-Blanche, age 4, survived the crossing, but sister Victoire-Osite, age 2, died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 64-65, Family No. 119, says she was born c1752 "in the Parish of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul of Cobequid in Acadie," details her marriage, says that she was resident of St.-Similien, Nantes, at the time of her marriage, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & her parents' & 2 sisters' voyage to LA in 1785; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 86-87, Family No. 163, says she was born c1752 at Cobeguit, that her husband was born c1750 also at Cobeguit, that he was a joiner & resident of St.-Nicolas, Nantes, gives his parents' names, details their marriage, provides the birth/baptismal records of her son Charles HÉBERT & daughters Anne-Victoire & Marguerite-Sophie HÉBERT, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Anne-Osite DUGAST, veuve HÉBERT, age 30, on the embarkation list, Anne-Osite DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Anne-Osite DUGAT, widow HÉBERT, age 30, on the complete listing, says she was in the 57th Family aboard La Bergère with 3 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her children after they reached LA; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:269, 361 (SM Ch.: v.4, #49), the record of her second marriage, calls her Anne DUGAT "of St. Pierre & St. Paul in Acadia [that is, Cobeguit], wid. of Charles HÉBERT," calls her husband Joseph GRARNGÉ "of Georgentonon, Acadia, wid. Anne-Geneviève BABIN," gives her & her his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Baptiste GRANGER [his brother], Olivier LANDRY, Joseph LANDRY, & Félix LOPES; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:252 (SM Ch.: v.4, 568), her death/burial record, calls her Dosithée DUGAS wid. of Joseph GRANGER, "she was born in Acadia, living at Prairie Sorel," says she died at her residence, was "age over 60 yrs," & was buried next day, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 491.  

Robichaux's study of the Acadians in Nantes does not give her first husband's death date, but, since he was on the Sep 1784 listing at Nantes, it must have been in late 1784 or early 1785, not long before she left France for LA.  She & her 3 children are on the passenger list of La Bergère just below her parents & 2 sisters. 

What evidence shows that she & her family went to upper Bayou Lafourche with the majority of their fellow passengers?  She & her children may have gone with her parents & siblings directly to the western prairies, where she hooked up with a widower from Attakapas. 

16.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Anne-Perinne [DUGAT], & lists her with her parents & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 64, Family No. 118, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Perrine DUGAST, does not include her godparents' names, &, calling her Pérrine, details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Anne-Perrine, a là mamelle, on the embarkation list, & Anne-Perrine DUGAT, dgtr. [of Pierre DUGAT's], a nursling, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 2nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & a sister.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 177.

Anne-Perrine could have died on the voyage to LA (Le St.-Rémi left no debarkation list in 1785), or soon after reaching New Orleans. She is not in the Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791 with her family--the daughter named Margueritte & Margrithe listed in those censuses was sister Anne-Marguerite, baptized at Ascension in Sep 1787 & probably born at Ascension a year or so earlier.  Until I determine Anne-Perrine's fate, I will keep her on this list.

17.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Athanase DUGAS. Arsenault, Généalogie, 2477, the LA section, says he was born in 1751; BRDR, 2:254 (SJA-1, 41), his marriage record, calls him Athanas DUGAS "of Acadia," calls his wife Rose LE BLANC "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph LANDRY & Firmain BROZARD; BRDR, 2:254, 482 (ASC-4, 8), his death/burial record, calls him Athanasio DUGAS, "age 38 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.   See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 166, 175; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 2, 11. 

Arsenault, cited above, says that he was older than brother Michel, but the Cabanocé census of 1766 says he was younger.  The Cabanocé census of 1769, Ascension census of 1770, & Ascension census of 1777, however, all say that he was older.  The 4 censuses give him estimated birth years ranging from c1751 to c1755.  The age given in his burial record gives an estimated birth year of c1753, followed here. 

18.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Athanase DUGAS.  I have found him in no other source.

19.  Not in Wall of Names.  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 8-9.  

Were Alexandre, Augustin, & Pierre brothers?  Why are they not listed in Wall of Names?  Were they French Creole DUGASs?

20.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Cécile DUGAS; BRDR, 2:198, 254-55 (SJA-1, 38), her marriage record, calls her Coecille DUGAS, calls her husband Jean-Charles COUMOS, gives her & his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph CUMOS, Jean-Baptiste DOUSSAIN, & Jean-Baptiste HÉBER.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162, 177; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5.

Her estimated birth year is from the Cabanocé census of 1766, not from the other censuses in which she is found. 

21.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Cécille [DUGAT], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls her Cécile [DUGAST], & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls her Cécile [DUGAST], & details her family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Cécille, sa [Joseph DUGAT's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, & Cécille DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings.

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive. 

22.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Céleste [DUGAST], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Céleste [DUGAST], no age given, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Céleste DUGAT, age 1, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 49th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 2 siblings.

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?  Only the heads of household are listed on the debarkation list for La Bergère

23.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Charles DUGAS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:252 (SM Ch.: v.4, #529), his burial record, calls him Charles dit Charlitte [DUGAS] "of Lafousse pointe, a native of Acadia," says he died "at his home ... at age 80 yrs.," & that the record was signed by D. PREVOST.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 7, 24, 37; De Ville, Attakapas Census, 1771, 13; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 13; "Fort Edward, 1761-62"; Hébert, D., 1-A:821.

Arsenault, Généalogie, 530, the Port-Royal section, says Charles, son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUD, born in 1736, married Cécile LANDRY in c1760, no place given, that between 1765 & 1780, the couple had a daughter & three sons, & that the family was living at Québec City in 1771 & at Rivière-du-Loup, today's Louiseville, on the upper St. Lawrence in 1791.  However, Arsenault, 2476, the LA section, says Charles, son of Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX, born in 1736, married Marguerite BROUSSARD, no date or place given, that between 1773 & 1776, the couple had three children, a daughter & 2 sons, & that they were living at Pointe Coupée in 1773 & at Attakapas in 1776. 

His dit, spelled Charlit, & the names of his wife's parents are from the brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville.  The Attakapas census of 1781 & his burial record spell his dit Charlitte, followed here. 

His estimated birth year is a compromise is based on the ages in the Attakapas censuses of 1769, 1771, & 1777.  His burial record exaggerates his age, not unusual for old patriarchs like him.  His age at the time of his death was closer to 71. 

24.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Charles DUGAS; BRDR, 2:55, 254 (ASC-1, 120), his marriage record, calls him Charles DUGAS, calls his wife Rosa BABIN, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre LANDRY, Charles BABIN, & Michel DUGAS; BRDR, 3:285 (ASC-4, 90), his death/burial record, calls him Charles DUGAS, "age 59 yrs., nat. Acadia, spouse Rose BABIN," but does not give his parents' names.  See also "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."

25.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Charles DUGAST, & lists him with no wife & 5 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 290-91, Family No. 358, calls him Charles DUGAST, says he was born in c1737 but gives no birthplace, gives his father's but not his mother's names, says he was brother of Amand, says he married Marguerite GRANGER in c1761 but gives no place of marriage nor her parents' names, says he, his wife, son Jean-Charles, & daughter Marie-Josèphe "arrived at St.-Malo from Boulogne on May 28, 1766 on the Brigantine, Le Hazard, that they resided at St.-Servan from 1766-68 & at Plouër from 1769-72, that his wife died on 3 Mar 1773 at La Ville de la Croix Giguel "at the age of 35 years" & was buried at Plouër on 4 Mar 1773, & includes the birth/baptismal records of 6 of their children; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 37-38, Family No. 76, calls him Charles DUGAST, says he was born in c1737 but gives no birthplace, that his parents were Claude DUGAST & Marguerite COSTE, details his first 2 marriages, including his second wife's parents' names, gives the birth/baptisma/death/burial records of daughter Victoire-Ange DUGAST by his second wife, born & baptized 2 Aug 1772 at Plouër, goddaughter of Pierre DUGAST & Marguerite DUGAST, "died at the age of 23 months, & buried 1 Jul 1744 at St.-Jean L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 59-60, Family No. 110, calls him Charles DUGAST, says he was born in 1737, gives his parents' names, calling his mother Marguerite COSTE, details his first 2 marriages, says his first wife was born c1740 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, says they married c1761 but gives no place of marriage, says his second wife was born c1752 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, says he & his second wife were married c1775 but gives no place of marriage, says his second wife died at age 32 & was buried on 27 Apr 1784 at St.-Similien, Nantes, gives the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Baptiste, baptized 9 Jul 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, died age 2 years, 3 months & buried 22 Oct 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, gives the birth/baptismal record of son Blaise, baptized 2 Feb 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the families participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Charles DUGAST, cieur de long, age 46, on the embarkation list, Charles DUGAST, on the debarkation list, & Charles DUGAT, pit sawyer, age 46, on the complete listing, says he was in the 55th Family aboard La Bergère with no wife & 5 children, details his second marriage, calls his second wife Marguerite DAIGLE but does not give the date or place of marriage, calls his parents Claude [DUGAST] & Marguerite COSTE, names his 4 children in late 1775 when the family left Châtellerault for Nantes--Jean-Charles, René-Olivier, Joseph-Simon, Marie-Josèphe--& lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:271, 765 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio D, #16), the investigation for his third marriage, calls him Charles DUGA "of this parish, of Acadia, widower of Marguerite GRANGER," calls his wife Françoise TRAHAN, "in this parish, from Acadia, widow of Pierre TRAHAN (record says Pierre HÉBERT in another place)," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Anne HÉBERT, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to the investigation were, assistant witnesses Jean BERARD & Louis CHEMIN, sacristan, & Jean BABIN & Joseph GRANGER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:271, 766 (SM Ch.: v.4, #145), the record of his third marriage, calls him Charles DUGA, "veuf of Marguerite GRANGER," calls his wife Françoise TRAHAN, "wid. of Pierre HÉBERT of Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Anne HÉBERT, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Louis CHEMIN, sacristan, Pierre RICHARD, & Pierre TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:270, 765 (NI Ch.: OA-#4), another record of his third marriage, calls him Charles DUGAS, "born in Acadie, widower of Marguerite GRANGER," calls his wife Françoise TRAHANT, "born in Acadie, widow of Pierre TRAHAN," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Anna HÉBERT, says all parents were "of Acadie," gives no witnesses to his marriage, & says the marriage record was "entered in SM register"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 9:432, 442 (NI Ch.: OA Folio #4 & SM Ch.: v.4, #145), yet another record of his third marriage, calls him Charles DUGAS, "wdr. of Marguerite GRANGER, born in Acadia," calls his wife François TRAHANT, "wid. of Pierre TRAHAN, born in Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," but does not give any witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:252 (SM Ch.: v.4, #557), his death/burial record, calls him Charles DUGAS of Acadia, does not give his parents' names or mention a wife, & says he died at "age 66 years at his residence at La Prairie Sorel."  

So was his mother Marguerite COSTE or Anne HÉBERT?  White, DGFA-1, 565, clears up the matter by saying that Marguerite, daughter of François COSTE & Madeleine MARTIN, no birth year or birthplace given, married Joseph dit le jeune, born at Port-Royal in c1699, son of Claude DUGAS & Françoise BOURGEOIS, at Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, in c1725, so Robichaux got Charles's mother right but evidently confused the father with the grandfather.  This makes Charles the brother of Pierre DUGAS of the Opelousas District, who also came to LA from France in 1785.  The Amand, son of Claude DUGAS, of the Attakapas District, whose mother was Anne HÉBERT, may not have been a brother of Charles & Pierre. 

Evidently he became separated from older brother Pierre in 1758 & ended up at Boulogne, while Pierre went to St.-Malo.  Charles probably moved from Boulogne to St.-Malo in 1766 to be closer to his family. 

For his appointment as 1 of the 5 Acadian leaders aboard La Bergère, see Hebert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 29.

Why doesn't the record of his third marriage say that he was the widower of Marguerite DAIGLE, not Marguerite GRANGER, if Marguerite DAIGLE was his second wife?  Marguerite DAIGLE's mother was ... Marguerite GRANGER.  Most confusing.  I will follow Robichaux here until corroborating primary evidence points me in another direction ... again. 

26.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Charles DUGAT, & lists him with his second wife, a stepdaughter, & a female minor; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 190, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & niece Perpétué DUGAST, age 6, survived, but his first wife, Euphrosine, age 34, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 16 Feb 1759 soon after they reached France; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 290, Family No. 357, calls him Charles DUGAST, says he was born c1724 but gives no birthplace, gives his father's but not his mother's name, says he was a ploughman, that his first wife was born c1725 but gives no birthplace, does not give the date or place of his first marriage nor his first wife's parents' names, says he & his first wife disembarked at St.-Malo on 23 Jan 1759 from one of the Fives Ships, that she died age 34 on 16 Feb 1759 at the hospital at St.-Malo, details his second marriage, says his second wife was born c1735 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names but does give her first husband's name,  & lists his family's residences at St.-Suliac & St.-Melior from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls him Charles DUGAT, laboureur, age 60, on the embarkation list, & Charles DUGAT, plowman, age 60, on the complete listing, says he was in the 31st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his second wife, a stepdaughter, & a female minor, details his second marriage, including his father's but not his mother's name, does not include his wife's parents' names, & says Rose [GAUTROT] was born in 1762 but gives no birthplace.  

27.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2481, calls him Théodore DUGAS, says his parents were Claude [DUGAS] & Marie BOURG, that he was born in c1757 but gives no birthplace, details his marriage to Madeleine RICHARD, says that he married a second time to Victoire FOREST in c1785, & lists his children as René, born in 1787, but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:261, 624 (SJA-1, 47a), his marriage record, calls him Théodore DUGAS "of Acadia," calls his wife Magdelaine RICHARD, "widow of Pierre BABIN, gives his but not her parents' names, calls his parents Claude [DUGAS] & Marie BOURG, both decd., & says the witnesses to his marriage were Simon RICHARD & Paul BABIN; BRDR, 3:292 (SGA-8, 39), probably his death/burial record, calls him Théodore DUGAS, age 60, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Is he the same fellow as Théodore, 6-year-old son of Claude DUGAS & his first wife Marie-Josèphe AUCOIN, counted on Île St.-Jean in Aug 1752?  See De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:86.  His estimated birth date fits, though not the name of his mother. 

His estimated birth year is based on the age given in his burial record, not on Arsenault, who confused him with a younger Théodore DUGAS.  The younger Théodore lived at Ascension, not St. Gabriel.  In listing a second marriage for this Théodore, Arsenault is confusing him with the son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN, who was the one who married Marie-Victoire, called Victoire, daughter of Pierre FORET & Marguerite BLANCHARD, at Ascension in October 1784. See BRDR, 2:261 (ASC-1, 157 & 158).  The marriage records of the 2 Théodores make it clear that there were 2 men with the name on the Mississippi in the 1770s & 1780s.  

When did he reach LA?  From where?  This Théodore's marriage record states clearly that he was "of Acadia," so why is he not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names with his Acadian cousins?

28.  Wall of Names, 42, calls him Bernard DUGATS, & lists him singly with the ship's immigrés; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 123, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Claude-Bernard DUGAS, gives his parents' names, says they were from Acadia & were refugees in France, & that his godparents were Claude DUGAS & Marie-Catherine STRICQ; BRDR, 2:72, 83 (ASC-1, 165), his marriage record, calls him Claude BERNARD[sic], "an Acadian," calls his wife Margarita BENOIT, "widow of Claude DUGAST[sic]," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were ____ LAGARDE & Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 46, 179. 

The Ascension priest who recorded his marriage really blew it.  It was true that Claude's wife was a widow at the time of their marriage, but her first husband was not the man she was marrying at that time!  The priest seems oblivious to the actual name of her first husband; he got right only the fact that she was a widow.  The priest obviously recorded Claude's middle name as his surname--according to Wall of Names & my own research, there was no Claude BERNARD at that place at that time--& the editors of the BRDR did not catch the priest's mistake.  Interestingly, Marguerite was 6 years older than Claude.  Note that they crossed "alone" on the same ship. 

It was unusual for an Acadian couple to have no children, but her age at the time of their marriage--33--and the fact that she had no children by her first husband could help explain it. 

29.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Isabelle DUGAST, & lists her with her husband & 4 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 144, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for her husband's profile; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 106, Family No. 196, calls her Élizabeth DUGAST, says she was born in c1738 but gives no birthplace, does not give her or her husband's parents' names, says they were married in c1759 but gives no place of marriage, provides the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Rose LANDRY, died age 8 & buried, St.-Similien, Nantes, 28 Jun 1777, son Pierre LANDRY died age 8, buried 18 Feb 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, & daughter Rose-Adélaïde LANDRY, baptized 11 Oct 1780, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 12 Oct 1783, probably St.-Similien, Nantes, & details her family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Isabelle DUGAST, sa [Jean-Baptiste LANDRY's] femme, age 44, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Isabelle DUGAT, his [Jean-Baptiste LANDRY's] wife, age 44, on the complete listing, says she was in the 60th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 4 children, details her marriage, giving her husband's but not her parents' names & no place of marriage, says that daughter Marie-Anne was born in 1775 but gives no place of birth, & that daughter Isabelle was born in 1760 but gives no birthplace.  

Her parents' names are just a hunch, hence the qualifying language.  

She & her husband chose to settle in the Attakapas District & not on upper Bayou Lafourche with the majority of the passengers from La Bergère perhaps because her putative brother Amand was already in Attakapas.  Her possible brother Charles & his family, who also crossed from France aboard La Bergère, went to Attakapas as well.

Daughter Marguerite LANDRY's marriage record, dated 14 Feb 1791, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:478 (SM Ch.: v.4, #53), calls her Isabel DUGAT, & says she was deceased.  

30.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Élisabeth DUGAST, & lists her with her first husband & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 71, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for his father's profile, below; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 82-83, Family No. 162; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 140-41, Family No. 257; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Élisabette DUGAST, sa [Ambroise PITRE's] femme, age 32, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Élizabeth DUGAT, his [Ambroise PITRE's] wife, age 32, on the complete listing, says she was in the 70th Family aboard La Bergère with her first husband & 3 children, details her first marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says son Paul-Ambroise [PITRE] was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:171, 256 (ASC-2, 15), the record of her second marriage, calls her Isabel DUGAS, "widow of Ambrosio PITRE," calls her husband Jean-Marie CAMPOS, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne DUPUIS & Simon DUGAS; BRDR, 5(rev.):208 (ASM-3, 263), her death/burial record, calls her Elizabeth DUGAS, "age 84 yrs., widow CAMPO," says she "d. at home of Paul AUCOIN," but does not give her parents' names.  

31.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Élizabet [DUGAT], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls her Élizabeth [DUGAST], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls her Élizabeth [DUGAST], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Élisabet, sa [Joseph DUGAT's] fille, age 17, on the embarkation list, & Élisabet DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] daughter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:271-72, 638 (SM Ch.: v.3, #122), the marriage of her first marriage, calls her Élisabeth DUGA "de St.-Suliac de St.-Malo en Bretagne," calls her husband Joseph PREJEAN "de l'Acadie," gives her & her his parents' names, says she was a minor daughter & he a minor son, but gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:168, 273 (SM Ch.:  v.4, #91), the record of her second marriage, calls her Isabelle DUGA, calls her husband David CARUTHER, does not give her or his parents' names or mention her first husband, & says the witnesses to her marriage were FORSTALL, PEYTAVIN Du Bousquet, & Job(?) MATTHIOS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B: 252 (SM Ch.: v.4, #652), her death/burial record, calls her Elizabeth DUGAS, "wife of David KARUTHERS of Carencro," says she died at Carencro "at age 40 yrs."  

Did she go to Ascension with her parents & siblings & then cross the Atchafalaya to the Attakapas District, or did she go straight to the Attakapas from New Orleans?  Her husband had come to Louisiana as a 5-year-old in 1765 & settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, so they did not meet in France or on the voyage to LA.  His family moved from St.-Jacques to Attakapas in the 1770s.  They probably met soon after she got to Attakapas.

The baptismal record of son Julien CARUTHERS, dated 7 Jul 1797, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:169 (SM Ch.: v.4, #903), calls her Isabelle DUGA "of Diocese of St. Malo, France," &, for some reason, calls her parents Joseph DUGA & Anastasie THERIOT "of Acadia."  The same maternal grandparents are given in son David Onésime CARUTHER's baptismal record, dated 4 Sep 1799, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:168-69 (SM Ch.: v.5, #175-B).  However, the baptismal record of son John Marcellin CARUTHERS, dated 19 Jun 1804, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:161 (SM Ch.: v.6, #124), calls the maternal grandparents Joseph DUGA & Anastasie HENRY "of Acadia," so there is no question that Isabelle was Élisbeth/Isabelle-Eulalie of St.-Suliac.  She & her second husband David settled at Attakapas, near his family.

One wonders why her first husband died so soon after their marriage. 

32.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 4:108 (SLC, B9, 382), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Eulalia Martina DUGAT, gives her parents' names, her birth date, says she was baptized on 3 Aug, & that her godparents were Martin NAVARRO, intendant of this province, & Eulalia LIVOAUDAYS VILLARS; BRDR, 2:113, 255, 3:122, 286 (ASM-2, 85), her marriage record, calls her Eulalia DUGAT "of New Orleans," calls her husband Josef BOUDRAUX "of St.-Martin Parish, Diocese of Nantes, France," gives her & his parents' names, correcting his mother's name in vol. 3, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josef BOUDRAUX & Ambroise HÉBERT.

I placed a [sic] after her baptismal date because the ship on which her family traveled, La Bergère, did not reach New Orleans until 15 Aug.  The Acadians cherished Martin NAVARRO, intendant of LA in 1785, for his kindness to them.  Many of their newborns, like Eulalie, were named Martin or Martina, the Spanish equivalent of Martine, in his honor.

33.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him François DUGAS; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 172, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, his marriage record, calls him François DUGAS, calls his wife Marguerite/Margueritte BABIN, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 2:255 (ASC-4, 30), his death/burial record, calls him Francisco DUGAS, age 66 years, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, 165-66; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760"; Voorhies, J., 117.  

The Cabanocé census of 1766 calls Charles & Michel his nephews.  However, Arsenault, Généalogie, 2477, & Wall of Names, say they were brothers.  Voorhies, J., p. 117, cited above, lists only 1 man & 1 boy in his household in Apr 1766.  Where did Bourgeois, pp. 165-66, cited above, get all of her names?

He & his family may have lived at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Son Joseph's marriage record, dated 16 Feb 1795, in BRDR, 2:256 (SJA-2, 29), says that Francisco [DUGAS] & Margarita BABIN were "of Assumption Parish."  But, as his burial record shows, Francois died at Ascension; at least his burial was recorded there.  

The age given in his burial record is way off compared to the ages found in the censuses at St.-Jacques and Ascension.  

34.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Francois [DUGAT], & lists him with his parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls him Francois [DUGAST], & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls him Francois [DUGAST], & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as it voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Francois, son [Joseph DUGAT's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Francois DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; BRDR, 2:191, 255 (ASM-2, 17), his marriage record, dated 8 Feb 1796, calls him Franco DUGAT, calls his wife Maria CLEMENT, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of France," that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef AUCOIN & Ambrosio HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:191 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1819), his succession record, calls him Francois DUGAS, gives his father's but not his mother's name, gives his approximate death date, says he was m. Marie CLAIMANT or CLEMENT, & dates his succession inventory; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:191 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1820), another succession record, calls him François DUGAS m. Marie CLEMENT, does not give his parents' names, & dates his family assembly.  

If he & his wife were married in Feb 1796, why was he still counted with his parents in the Assumption census of Apr 1797?  The marriage record's date may be wrong.

35.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Jean DUGAS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 531, in the Port-Royal section, calls him Jean DUGAS, says he was born in 1712, givs his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he married Marie-Charlotte GODIN in c1735, says she was born in c1715 but gives no birthplace, that, according to the 1739 census, he was at Ékoupag, à la rivière Saint-Jean in Nouveau-Brunswick, with his wife & 3 children, & that members of his family settled in LA; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2614, the LA section, says he died 6 Sep 1765; White, DGFA-1, 575, calls him Jean [DUGAS], gives his parents' names, his birth/baptismal dates, says his godparents were Jacques MIUS de Pobomcoup & Anne LANDRY, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he married Marie-Charlotte GODIN in c1734 but gives no place of marriage, says he was at Halifax in 1763, & that he died at St.-Martinville on 4 Sep 1765, was buried the next day at premier camp d'en bas, that his burial was recorded on 6 Sep 1765, but does not give his age when he died; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:273 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.11; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #19-A), his death/burial record, calls him Jean DUGAS, says he died 4 Sep 1765, was buried the next day, & his burial was recorded on 6 Sep 1765.  See also "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."

Ékoupag on Rivière St.-Jean is present-day Maugerville, NB.

36.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Jean DUGAS 2; Arsenault, Genealogie, 2476, the LA section; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:254, his death/burial record, says he was from la grand prairie.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 7, 24, 37; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171-72; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 115.   

Arsenault, cited above, says Jean & Marguerite were married in c1765, but the Cabanoce census of 1766 seems to say otherwise.  That census & the Attakapas census of 1769 show that they were married in the late 1760s, but their marriage record cannot be found on the list of marriages at Cabanocé in 1766-68 in Voorhies, J., 424-25. 

37.  Not in Wall of Names.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:273 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.12), his death/burial record.  

Was this the son of Jean DUGAS who had died in the Atakapas only a few days before?

38.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean DUGAT fils a la femme [of Pierre LA BOVE], & lists him with his mother & stepfather; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 101, Family No. 186, calls him Jean DUGAST, gives his mother's & stepfather's names, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls him Jean DUGAT, fils à la femme, age 13, on the embarkation list, & Jean DUGAT, son of the wife, age 13, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 43rd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his mother & stepfather; BRDR, 2:257, 375  (ASM-2, 20), his marriage record, dated 16 Aug 1796, calls him Juan DUGAT, calls his wife Ysabel HÉBERT, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Nicolas in Nantes, Britany, France," that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, says her parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef HÉBERT & Lorenzo BLANCHARD.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 64, 101, 172. 

Despite what his marriage record claims, I have not found his mother's family--BONFILS--in either Arsenault, Généalogie or White, DGFA-1, so she probably was a native of Nantes & the daughter of a Frenchman.  

His birthplace can be found in daughter Maria Leonor's baptismal record, dated 2 Feb 1801, in BRDR, 2:259 (ASM-1, 192).  The same record says that his wife was from St.-Malo.  She actually was born at St.-Melior-des-Ondes, a suburb of St.-Malo.  

So, as the Lafourche valley censuses of 1795 & 1797 suggest, was his name Jean-Pierre or Pierre-Jean?  His stepfather, Pierre LABAUVE, had no son named Pierre.  Jean DUGAS was his only "son," at least the only one he brought to LA.  Pierre LABAUVE's son Pierre-Marie, by his first wife Madeleine LEBRUN, died at Chantenay, France, in Feb 1784, age 5.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 101, Family No. 186.  

Again, there is a conflict between a marriage record date & a census, in this case the Valenzuéla census of Apr 1797.  If, as the church record says, Jean was married in Aug 1796, why would the census of Apr 1797 have him still living with his mother & stepfather & not his wife?  

39.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, & lists him with his third wife, a daughter, & a granddaughter; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1486, the Cobeguit section, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUGAS, says he was born in 1719, gives his parents' names, details only 1 marriage, says he married Anne BOURG, widow of Jean BLANCHARD, in c1740 but gives no place of marriage, says nothing of his other marriages, says his family was at St.-Melior, France, in 1762, that they sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa in 1785, & lists his children as Olivier, born in 1741, Jean-Baptiste in 1742, Victor in 1746, Marin in 1747, Marie in 1749, Perpétué in 1753, Francoise in 1751, & Mathurin & Anne in 1764, but gives no birthplaces; White, DGFA-1, 571, calls him Jean-Baptiste [DUGAS], gives his parents' names, says he was born in c1719 but gives no birthplace, details his 3 marriages, including the names of his wives' parents & their previous husbands, says that he required "disp 3-3 cons, 3-3 & 3-4 aff" when he married his third wife, & details sojourns in France & LA; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 74, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 his second wife, Madeleine MOÏSE, age 29, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 6 Mar 1759, 6 weeks after they reached France, that 2 of their 6 children--Mathurin, age 3, & daughter Anastasie, age 1--died at sea, & the other 4 children--sons Jean-Baptiste, fils, age 17, & Marin, age 12, & daughters Josèphe, age 15, & Marie [Perpétué?], age 10--survived the crossing (none of them emigrated to LA); Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 60-61, Family No. 112, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, gives his approximate birth year but not his birth place, says he was a carpenter, does not mention his first wife, Marguerite BENOIT, says his second wife, Madeleine MOYSE, died during the crossing from Acadie to France, details his marriage to Anne BOURG, widow of Jean-Baptiste BLANCHARD, details their participation in the Grand Ligne settlement in Poitou, provides the death/burial record of a son by Anne BOURG, Mathurin, who died age 17 & was buried 4 Aug 1780 at St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls him Jean Bte DUGAST, charpentier, age 66, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste DUGAT, carpenter, age 66, on the complete listing, says he was in the 16th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his third wife, a daughter, & a granddaughter, & says he married his third wife in 1760. 

Arsenault, p. 1486, is way off on his marriage record; White, as usual, is followed here.  

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

40.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, & lists him with his wife, a daughter, & a female minor; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 70, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, 2 of his 9 siblings, sister Marguerite & brother Joseph, no ages given, died with his father, but his mother & his other siblings survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 293-94, Family No. 360, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, & details his adventures as a seaman in 1765-67, including a brief sojourn at New Orleans in the summer of 1765; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 1045, his marriage record, calls him Jean DUGAS, "native of Acadia," calls his wife Marie GROSSIN, "also native of Acadia," says that he was a major son & she a major daughter, gives his & her parents' names, says that both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre DUGAS, brother of the groom, Antoine DUGAS, brother of the groom, Pierre QUIMINE, brother-in-law of the bride, Paul PATRIS, "and others who did not sign"; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61, Family No. 113, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUGAST, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, details the family's participation in the Poitou settle of the early 1770s, & provides the birth/baptismal/burial records of sons Étienne DUGAS, baptized at St.-Similien, Nantes, 27 Dec 1775, & buried at St.-Similien 22 Mar 1778, & Jean-Baptiste DUGAS, died at age 9, buried 26 Apr 1781, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls him Jean Bte DUGAT, journalier, age 49, on the embarkation list, Juan Baptista DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste DUGAT, day laborer, age 49, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 15th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his wife, a daughter, & a female minor.

He was such an adventuresome fellow, at least before he married.  If he deserted his ship at New Orleans in Jul 1765, he would have come upon a number of his cousins there, fresh from their long voyage around from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  Why didn't he stay? 

41.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Jean-Charles [DUGAST], & lists him with his widowed father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 124, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, calls him Jean-Charles DUGAS, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Jean-Charles, son [Charles DUGAST's] fils, marin, age 20, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean-Charles DUGAT, son [of Charles DUGAT], sailor, age 20, on the complete listing, says he was in the 55th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed father & 4 siblings, &, called René-Olivier, was among the children of his family leaving Châtellerault for Nantes in Nov 1775; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:274, 545 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.7, #62), record of his marriage contract, dated 26 Jan 1789, calls him Jean-Charles DUGAT, "native of Boulogne en Picardie," calls his wife Esthere MARIN, "native of the Poste des Attakapas," gives his & her parents' names, says he was a major son, & that the witnesses to his marriage contract were Amant DUGAS, Jean DUGAT, Michel DOUCET père, Claude MARTIN, J. JENNE, Élie JENNE, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:274, 545 (SM Ch.: v.4, #24), his marriage record, calls him Jean-Charles DUGA, calls his wife Esther MARTIN, gives his & her parents' names, says his father was "native of 'la Cadie' (Acadia)," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph MODENA, ___ BERARD, & Charles DUGA. 

42.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean-Pierre DUGAST, & lists him with his wife Jeanne CABON & no children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, calls him Jean-Pierre DUGAST, charpentier, age 20, on the embarkation list, Juan Pedro DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Pierre DUGAT, carpenter, age 20, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 40th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his wife Jeanne/Juana CABON, age 34, & no children.  

Was he son of Claude DUGAS & Marguerite SIRE, or of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS & Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON?  Two Jean-Pierre DUGASs were born at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France in 1764, Claude's son in March, Jean-Baptiste's son in July.  Both were baptized in the same church, St.-Nicolas.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 124.  According to the Spanish survey of Acadians in France, Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON, widow of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS, had 3 unnamed sons at Nantes in Sep 1784.  She also sailed to LA aboard Le Beaumont, alone, & went to Baton Rouge before going to Ascension.  Jean-Pierre DUGAS, married to Jeanne CABON, also sailed on Le Beaumont (& Claude-Bernard DUGAS, Marguerite-Josèphe DOIRON's son, sailed on L'Amitié).  Is this a clue as to Jean-Pierre's parentage?  There is nothing definitive here, hence the qualifying language.  

How was Marguerite DUGAS at Nantes kin to him?  

43.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean-Pierre [DUGAT], & lists him with his parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Pierre [DUGAST], says he was godson of Ambroise DUGAST & Marie DUGAST, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls him Jean-Francois [DUGAST], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Jean-Pierre, son [Joseph DUGAT's] fils, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Francois DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] son, age 10, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings, & that he was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:257, 563 (ASM-2, 49), his marriage record, calls him Juan Pedro DUGAT, calls his wife Reynalda NAQUIN, gives his & her parents' names, says all of the parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph DUGAT & Ambroise HÉBERT.  

44.  Wall of Names, 16 (pl. 3L), calls him Joseph DUGAS, & lists him with his wife & 3 children.  

His early arrival in LA is based on the fact that his infant daughter Mathilde was born on 6 Mar 1765, baptized on 8 Mar, died 3 days later, & was buried in New Orleans.  See NOAR, 2:105 (SLC, B5, 84).  This puts Joseph DUGAS & his family in the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party from Halifax that reached New Orleans via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in late Feb & went to the Attakapas District in Apr.  The next party of Acadians did not reach New Orleans from Halifax until later in Mar or in Apr.  

Who were his parents?  The names offered here are based on the fact that Joseph married a girl from Rivière St.-Jean, where Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN also lived (the DUGASs at Ékoupag, the BERGERONs at nearby Ste.-Anne-du-Pays Bas), that Jean & Marie-Charlotte married in c1734, that the older & younger couples were counted at Halifax in 1763, & that both couples went to LA at the same time & accompanied the BROUSSARDs to the lower Teche.  Note that both Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN, along with Joseph, died in the epidemic of 1765.  Note also that, according to Arsenault, Généalogie, 531, the Port-Royal section, Jean DUGAS was counted in 1739 at Ékoupag on the lower St.-Jean "avec sa femme et trois enfants."  The oldest of Jean & Marie-Charlotte's 5 undisputed children in LA was François, born in c1740, so he was not the first of Jean & Marie-Charlotte's children.  For some reason, Arsenault does not detail Jean's or any other DUGAS line in his Rivière St.-Jean section.  See Arsenault, 1613-48, though on 1648, he includes Jean, his wife, & 3 unnamed children on a list of inhabitants at Ékoupag in 1739 &, in a footnote, gives the names & birth years of François & his 4 younger siblings.  Hence the supposition that Joseph was a son of Jean DUGAS & Marie-Charlotte GODIN. 

Was Joseph DUGAS's family among the 82 Attakapas Acadians who fled from the Teche Valley in the fall of 1765 with Fr. Jean-François de CIVREY to escape an epidemic?  See Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 102.  Since he disappears from the record after 1765, Joseph probably was one of the Acadians who succumbed to an epidemic along the Teche in the summer & fall of 1765.  See Arsenault, Généalogie, 2614, the LA section, for the exact date of the death of a Joseph DUGAS at Attakapas in Oct 1765; this probably was him.  However, Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:274 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.8; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #8; SM Ch.: v.1, p.13; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #22), lists 2 Joseph DUGASs who died at Attakapas in 1765, the first on 26 Jul, buried the next day, the second buried 6 or 11 Oct.  Which one was Joseph, husband of Cécile BERGERON?  He could have been either one.  Cécile appeared in the Cabanocé census of 1766, taken in Apr, as a widow.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162.  

45.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Joseph DUGAS' Arsenault, Généalogie, 2481, the LA section, calls him Joseph DUGAS, says he was born in c1751 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, gives no children, says in 1766, when he was supposedly age 15, that he lived with Joseph HÉBERT but gives no relation, & that in 1777 he lived with Pierre BERNARD, who had married his widowed mother; BRDR, 2:257, 474 (SJA-1, 50s), his marriage record, calls him Josephe[sic] DUGAS "of Acadia," calls his wife Margueritte LE BLANC "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Théodore DUGAS & Jean-Charles COUMEAU; BRDR, 5(rev.):208 (SMI-4, 100), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph Cadet DUGAS, age 80 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162, 177; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 11.

The birth year given in Arsenault, cited above, agrees with the age given in the Cabanocé census of 1766.  However, the Cabanocé/St.-Jacques censuses of 1769 & 1777 give ages that place his birth in c1755.  The age given in his burial record gives an estimated birth year of c1753, followed here. 

His dit is from the marriage record of daughter Mélanie, dated 8 Sep 1825, in BRDR, 4:184 (SMI-2, 125), as well as his burial record, cited above.  Cadet is like fils, or junior.  

46.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Joseph DUGAT, & lists him with his second wife & 9 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No.66, shows that on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 he lost both of his parents--Joseph DUGAST, age 59, & Marie HÉBERT, age 54--at sea, as well as 1 of his 2 siblings, brother Jean, age 14, who also died at sea, & that only he & his sister Anne, age 10, survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 852, the record of his second marriage, calls him Joseph DUGAS, gives his & his wife's parents' names, does not give the name of his first wife, says that he & his second wife were both major children & that all of their parents were deceased at the time of the marriage, says they both were natives of Acadia & residents of "Saint Sulia," that they were relatives "of the third to fourth degree of affinity," that they were granted dispensations for their degrees of affinity, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph LEGANGNOUX, Jean HINEL, Francois Ed. BOUREE, & Marain BAUDROT, all of whom signed; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls him Joseph DUGAST, says he was born c1744 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details both his marriages, including his wives' parents' names, says his first wife was born c1740 but gives no birthplace, that she died 7 Mar 1769, age 29, & was buried 8 Mar 1769 at St.-Suliac, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Jean-Pierre, baptized 31 Jan 1775, Leigne-les-bois, Vienne, godson of Ambroise DUGAST & Marie DUGAST, & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls him Joseph DUGAST, says he was born c1744, does not give his parents' or his first wife's names, says he was a laborer & carpenter, details his second marriage but gives no place of marriage, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Anne-Marguerite, baptized 11 Jan 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, son Olivier-Marie, baptized 10 Feb 1781, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 15 Nov 1782, probably St.-Similien, Nantes, & daughter Marguerite-Euphrosine, baptized 26 Aug 1783, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as it voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Joseph DUGAT, cieur de long, age 43, on the embarkation list, & Joseph DUGAT, pit sawyer, age 43, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his second wife & 9 children, details his second marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names & the name of his first wife but gives no place of marriage, & says son Jean-Pierre was born in 1775, daughter Cécille in 1765, & daughter Anastasie in 1773 but gives no birthplaces.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspections," Canadian Archives, 2A:117. 

His sister Anne & brother Pierre's families were nos. 1 & 2 on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi.  

47.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Joseph [DUGAT], & lists him with his father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 298-99, Family No. 364, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph DUGAST, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre DUGAST & Anne DUGAST, & that his family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls him Joseph [DUGAST], says he was godson of Ambroise DUGAST & Marie DUGAST, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls him Joseph [DUGAST], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Joseph, son [Joseph DUGAT's] fils, charpentier, age 23, on the embarkation list, & Joseph DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] son, carpenter, age 23, on the complete listing, says he was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:275 ("The Notarial Acts of Estevan de Quinones, 1785-1786"), his marriage application, dated 9 Oct 1785, calls him Joseph DUGAS, "native of St.-Malo, 23 yrs. old, born 14 May 1762, St.-Suliac Parish in St.-Malo," calls his wife Isabel LANDRY, "25 yrs. old, born 11 May 1760 at St.-Malo," gives his & her parents' names, but gives no witnesses to the application; NOAR, 4:108, 180 (SLC, M5, 41), his marriage record, calls him Joseph DUGAT,"native of St.-Malo in France," calls his wife Isavel LANDRY, "native of St.-Malo," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Josef MARTINEZ & Vicente LLORCA. 

48.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Joseph DUGAS 2.  I have found him in no other source.  Is he the other Joseph DUGAS who died at Attakapas in 1765?

49.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Joseph DUGAS 3.  I have found him in no other source.  Is he the other Joseph DUGAS who died at Attakapas in 1765?

50.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Joseph [DUGAST], & lists him with his widowed father & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 290-91, Family No. 358, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Simon DUGAST, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie-Madeleine GRANGER, & says his family resided at St.-Servan from 1766-68 & at Plouër from 1769-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 59-60, Family No. 110, calls him Joseph-Simon [DUGAST], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Joseph, son [Charles DUGAST's] fils, marin, age 16, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Joseph DUGAT, son [of Charles DUGAT], sailor, age 16, on the complete listing, says he was in the 55th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed father & 4 siblings, &, called Joseph-Simon, was among the children of his family leaving Châtellerault for Nantes in Nov 1775; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:270, 274 (SM Ch.: v.4, #99), his marriage record, calls him Joseph DUGAT, calls his wife Céleste DUGAT gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Charles DUGAT [probably his father], Aman LANDRY, Auguste RICHARD, Aman DUGAS, & ____ PEYTAVIN Du Bousquet. 

His birth place also can be found in the baptismal records of his children in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:275, 1-B:255.

51.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Louis-Amboise [DUGAST], & lists him with his parents & 2 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 59, Family No. 109, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Louis-Ambroise DUGAST, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & says he was baptized at St.-Jacques of Nantes; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Louis-Ambroise, sa [Ambroise DUGAST's] fils, age 5, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Louis-Ambroise DUGAT, his [Ambroise DUGAT's] son, age 5, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 49th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 2 sister; BRDR, 2:86-87, 257 (ASM-2, 72), his marriage record, calls him Luis DUGAT "of St.-Sebastian Parish in Nantes, France," calls his wife Élisabeth BERTOLLET "of St. John the Baptist Parish," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ambrosio DUGAT [his father] & Juan-Marie PITRE.

Her family was from what Louisianians called the Upper or Second German Coast, but her father was French. 

52.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Madeleine DUGAS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2421, 2509; BRDR, 2:258 (SJA-1, 38), her marriage record, calls her Magdelaine DUGAS, calls her husband Jean-Baptiste BERNARD, gives her & his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean ROGER & Joseph ARCENEAU; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:191 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 63), her death/burial record, calls her Madeleine DUGAS m. d.Jean Baptist BERNARD, says she died "at age 72 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 162, 177; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 13.

Her first name is from daughter Marie Félicienne BERNARD's marriage record, dated 3 Oct 1814, in BRDR, 2:396 (ASM-2, 227).  

Her estimated birth year is from the Cabanocé census of 1769, the St.-Jacques census of 1777, & her burial record. 

53.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 7R), calls her Magdeleine DUGAS veuve HEBERT, & lists her with 7 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 111, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, both she & her husband survived the crossing & took no children with them; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 460-61, Family No. 516, calls her Marie-Madeleine DUGAST, says she was born in c1742 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marguerite-Marie BOUDROT, says she married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage, that her husband was born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he was a ploughman, that he died 22 Jul 1784 at "les Hauts Pavee," age 52, & was buried 23 Jul 1784, St.-Similien, Nantes, provides the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT [fils], born 3 Apr 1760, baptized next day, St.-Coulomb, godson of Paul DUGAST (maternal grandfather) & Marie-Madeleine GRANGER, died age 17 & buried 26 Oct 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, daughter Marie-Madeleine HÉBERT, born 30 Jun 1761, baptized next day, St.-Coulomb, goddaughter of Paul CAISSY & Marie DUGAST, died age 15 & buried 21 Nov 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, daughter Anne-Simone HÉBERT, born & baptized 2 Apr 1764, St.-Coulomb, goddaughter of Simon DUGAST & Anne REVER, son Pierre-Michel HÉBERT, born & baptized 3 Apr 1776, St.-Coulomb, godson of Michel CAISSY & Anne GRANGER, daughter Anne-Marie HÉBERT, born & baptized 13 Apr 1768, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Charles HÉBERT & Henriette GROSSIN, son Joseph-Servan HÉBERT, born & baptized 13 May 1770, St.-Servan, godson of Joseph BOURG & Marie MELANSON, & daughter Isabelle-Jeanne HÉBERT, born & baptized 23 Jun 1772, St.-Méloir-des-Ondes, goddaughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT (brother) & Isabelle DUGAST, says she & her husband "disembarked at St.-Malo on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five ships," & that the family resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-60, St.-Coulomb from 1760-67, St.-Servan from 1767-71, & St.-Méloir-des-Ondes from 1771-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 90, Family No. 168, calls her Marie-Madeleine DUGAST, says she was born in c1742 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marguerite-Marie BOUDROT, details her marriage, says she married in c1759 but gives no place of marriage, that her husband was born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he was a laborer & farm hand, that he died 22 Jul 1784 at "les Hauts Pavée," age 52, & was buried 23 Jul 1784, St.-Similien, Nantes, provides the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, [fils], died age 17 & buried 26 Oct 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, daughter Madeleine HÉBERT, died age 15, buried 21 Nov 1776, St.-Similien, France, son Alexis-Médard HÉBERT, baptized 8 Jun 1777, St.-Similien, Nantes, died age 6 & buried 5 Aug 1783, St.-Similien, Nantes, son Prosper-Francois HÉBERT, born & baptized 2 Dec 1779, St.-Similien, Nantes, son Firmain HÉBERT, baptized 15 Feb 1782, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 25 Jul 1783, probably Nantes, & son Étienne HÉBERT, baptized 28 Dec 1784, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Magdeleine DUGAST, veuve HÉBERT, age 43, on the embarkation list, Magdeleine DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Magdeleine DUGAT, widow HÉBERT, age 43, on the complete listing, says she was in the 65th Family aboard La Bergère with 7 children, details her marriage, calling her Marie-Madeleine DUGAST, & including her parents' names & her husband's year of death, 1784, but not her husband's parents' names, says that daughter Isabelle [HÉBERT] was born in 1772 but gives no birthplace, lists the implements that Spanish gave her after she & her family reached LA, & says she owned 6 arpents of land but does not say when or where; BRDR, 2:257 (ASM-3, 3), her death/burial record, calls her Magdalena DUGAS, widow of Juan Bautista HÉBERT of Acadia, but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

She & her family follow the family of sister Marie on the passenger list of La Bergère & are 3 families down the list from her widowed father & 2 more of her siblings.

She never remarried.  

54.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Madeleine DUGAS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:276 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.13; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #23), her death/burial record, calls her Magdeleine DUGAS, says her burial was recorded on 12 Oct 1765, but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.

Who was she?  

55.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Madeleine-Marguerite DUGAS.

Her son Théodore BROUSSARD had been born "at sea."  Does her & her husband not appearing in the Atakapas census of Apr 1766 mean that they had died by then, perhaps undocumented victims of the Teche epidemic of 1765? Their son Théodore is in the census, listed singly, but not with them!  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124. 

56.  Wall of Names, 11, calls her Marguerite DUGAS veuve Barthélémy BERGERON; White, DGFA-1, 565.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 257. 

57.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marguerite DUGAS.

58.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Margueritte DUGAST, & lists her with her husband & no children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 75; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 33, 65; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Margueritte DUGAST, sa [Pierre BOURG's] femme, age 31, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite DUGAT, his [Pierre BOURG's] wife, age 31, on the complete listing, says she was in the 59th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & no children, &, calls her Marguerite-Blanche, details her marriage but gives no parents' names or place of marriage.  

Her son Martin BOURG was born probably at Balize, at the mouth of the Mississippi, the day after their ship reached LA.  Her husband remarried in Feb 1786, only 6 months after they reached the colony.  So did she die from complications of giving birth to Martin?  I cannot find her burial record in either the New Orleans or Lafourche church records, but I would bet good money that her son's birth, combined with the rigors of the crossing, finished her.  La Bergère was the second expedition from France that year, & 6 of the ship's passengers died during the crossing & 15 more at New Orleans.  Marguerite-Blanche was probably 1 of the latter.  See Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 135-36. 

59.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Margueritte [DUGAST], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 half-siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Margueritte, sa [Charles DUGAST's] fille, age 4, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite DUGAT, his [Charles DUGAT's] daughter, age 4, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 55th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:258, 648-49 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Notarial Acts: v.5, #659), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite DUGAS, "native of France," call her husband Louis RICHARD, père (Sr.) "from Opelousas," gives hers but not his parents' names, says she was a major daughter, does not give his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Moyse HÉBERT, John GREIG, Narcisse DUGAST, Philipe RICHARD, & Judge Thomas B. BRASHEAR [who probably officiated in the civil ceremony], & that the wedding was "done at the residence of Mrs. Pierre RICHARD"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:258, 648 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Mar.#27), another of her marriage records, calls her Marguerite DUGAS "of France," calls her husband Louis RICHARD, gives hers but not his parents' names, says both her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:258 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#484), her succession record, calls her Margaret DUGAS of Nantes, France, m. Louis RICHARD, & gives her parents' names.

Her husband's first wife's name is from his succession record, dated Aug 1829, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:258 (Opel.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#496), & from Arsenault, Généalogie, 2578.  The strange thing is, Marie Victoire DUGAS did not die until Feb 1837!  See her burial record, dated 19 Feb 1837, in Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:191 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #764), which calls her Marie DUGAS m. d.Louis RICHARD.  So something is amiss here.  There probably were 2 Louis RICHARDs in St. Landry Parish, & the church records are awry.  

Marguerite was well into her middle age when she married, & she died 2 1/2 years later, so she had no children.  Why did she wait so long to marry?  Was this her only marriage?  As one can see, her husband's mother was Marguerite DUGAS, his first wife was Marie DUGAS, & his second wife was ... Marguerite DUGAS.  Interesting.  Her husband also was a brother of her older sister Marie-Joséphe's husband. 

60.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Margueritte DUGAST, & lists her with her husband & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 19-20, Family No. 36, calls her Marguerite DUGAST, says she was born c1761 at Boulogne-sur-Mer, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, says "both parties [were] residents of the Parish of Saint-Martin of Chantenay" at the time of the marriage, & details their voyage to LA in 1785; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 60, Family No. 111, calls her Marguerite DUGAST, says she was born c1761 at Boulogne-sur-Mer, details her marriage, calling her husband Francois-Xavier BOUDROT, gives her parents' names, says her father was born c1715 but gives no birthplace, son of Joseph DUGAST & Claire BOURG, that his first wife was Marie-Josèphe AUCOIN, daughter of Michel AUCOIN & Jeanne BOURG, that they married c1735 but gives no place of marriage, says her mother's parents were Louis CYR & Marie-Josèphe MICHEL, that her parents married 10 Sep 1753, Port-Lajoie Île St.-Jean, & details her family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s, noting that her father was a widower once again in Mar 1776; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls her Margueritte DUGAST, sa [Francois-Xavier BOUDREAU's] femme, age 24, on the embarkation list, Margarita DUGATS, su [Franco Xavier BAUDREAUD's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite DUGAT, his [Francois-Xavier BOUDROT's] wife, age 24, on the complete listing, says she was in the 30th Family on the embarkation list & in the 31st Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her husband & no children, & details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:258 (SGA-8, 5, #18), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita DUGAS, age 26 years & wife of Janvier BUDRO of Acadia, but does not give her parents' names.

Although her burial was recorded by a St.-Gabriel priest, she probably died & was buried at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, in an area called Manchac, where the majority of passengers from Le Beaumont settled after they reached New Orleans.  Baton Rouge did not have its own church until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel administered the sacraments in the lower Baton Rouge District until it did.  Judging from her age at the time of her death, she probably died from complications of childbirth.  Or perhaps she died from the rigors of the voyage from France to LA. 

61.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Marguerite [DUGAT], & lists her with her parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Euphrosine DUGAST, does not give her godparents' names, &, calling her Marguerite [DUGAST], details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Marguerite, sa [Joseph DUGAT's] fille, age 2, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] daughter, age 2, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 8 siblings/half-siblings; BRDR, 3:289, 577 (ASM-7, 38), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite DUGAS, calls her husband Julien LEROIS, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St. Maximilien, Nantes, France, res. Lafourche" & his "of St. Bernarie, Dept. of Loire Inferieure, France," that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BOUVET & Michel BOURGEOIS.

Why did she wait so long to marry?  The birth/baptismal record of son Alexandre Jean Baptiste LEROIS, dated 10 Oct 1819, in BRDR, 2:577 (ASM-8, 165), calls her Marguerite Euphrasine DUGAR (DUGAS) & her husband Julien Alexandre LEROIS.

62.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Anne-Marie [DUGAST], & lists her with her parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 58-59, Family No. 109, her baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Josèphe DUGAST, gives her parents' but not her godparents' names, &, calling her Anne-Marie, details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Anne-Marie, sa [Ambroise DUGAST's] fille, age 10, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne-Marie DUGAT, his [Ambroise DUGAT's] daughter, age 10, on the complete listing, says she was in the 49th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 2 siblings, &, calling her Anne-Marie DUGAST, says she was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:243, 258 (ASC-2, 45), her marriage record, calls her Margarita DUGAS "of Nantes, France," calls her husband Juan DUARON, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "from St.-Malo in France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean BERTRAND & Sulia BLANCHARD; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:134 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #654), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite DUGAS m. Jean DOUARON, does not give her parents' names, & says she died "at age 77 yrs."  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 27, 56, 86, 159. 

As her baptismal record, the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788, 1791, 1795, & 1797, & her marriage record show, her name was Marguerite-Josèphe, not Anne-Marie.  Anne-Marie, according to a death/burial record in Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 58-59, Family No. 109, was an older sister who died at age 5 & was buried at St.-Pierre, Reze, France, in Aug 1779.  Who knows why the official who recorded the names of the passengers on La Bergère called her Anne-Marie & not Marguerite.  Unfortunately, the editors of Wall of Names copied the 7 Ships passenger lists verbatim, so she is on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names with the wrong name. 

Was she as widow when she died?  Her husband, a native of St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, was not quite 8 years older than she was.  Also, she was 74, not 77, at the time of her death & was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors.

63.  Wall of Names, 20, calls her Marie DUGAS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:276-77 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.8; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #9), her death/burial records, call her Marie DUGAS, wife of Mathurin LANDRY, but do not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.

Her son Isidore LANDRY was born on 26 Jul, 2 days before she died, so she probably was a victim of childbirth, not the epidemic that swept thru the Teche communities that summer & fall.  The boy died probably at Atakapas the following September.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:476 (SM Ch.: Baptism Register: v.1, p.8; SM Ch.: Slave Baptism Register v.1, p.2, #4).  Her husband did not remain on the Teche. 

64.  Wall of Names, 11 (pl. 1R), calls her Marie DUGAS veuve Michel[sic] BERGERON, & lists her with Marie-Anne BERGERON, implying they were mother & daughter; White, DGFA-1, 122, 566, calls her Marie DUGAS, gives her parents' names, says she was born in c1711, that she was counted at Port-Royal with her father in 1727, calls her husband Augustin BERGERON, gives his parents' names, says they were married in c1729 but gives no place of marriage, says she was counted at Cabanocé in 1766, age 55, a widow, & died there before 15 Apr 1777.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 168. 

I am following White here, of course, on the identity of her husband.  Evidently Wall of Names mixed up the widow of Augustin BERGERON, who did go to LA, with the second wife of Michel BERGERON dit Nantes, who died in Acadia before 1743.  The Marie-Anne or Anne-Marie BERGERON listed with Marie DUGAS was the daughter not of Augustin but of Michel dit Nantes and his fourth wife Marie-Jeanne HÉBERT & so was this Marie DUGAS's niece by marriage, not her daughter.  Note, however, that the census taker at Cabanocé in Apr 1766 lists Anne, "her daughter," just below Marie DUGAS, "widow BERGERON."  Again, Anne was her niece, not her daughter.  Anne's mother had died in Acadia, & the teenager may have come to LA with her aunt & a sister.  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 168; White, DGFA-1, 122. 

Why did she not go to Attakapas with her husband Augustin, who arrived with the BROUSSARD party in Feb 1765 & died on Aug 30 in the epidemic that struck the Teche Acadians later that summer & fall?  Was this a rare instance of the husband going ahead, with the wife to follow?  Or were they separated?  If so, this, too, would have been another rare instance among Acadian exiles.  There is a possibility, perhaps a likelihood, that she came to LA with her husband & the BROUSSARDs, followed them to Attakapas, & was among the dozens of Teche Acadians who retreated to Cabanocé on the river that autumn after many of their loved ones died in the epidemic.  She may be listed with niece Marie-Anne BERGERON on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names because she was counted with Marie-Anne & other BERGERON kin at Cabanocé in Apr 1766 after she retreated to the river from the Teche.  See her husband's profile for more details. 

What happened to her after Apr 1766? 

65.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie [DUGAST], & lists her with her parents & 1 minor; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 293-94, Family No. 360, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Josèphe DUGAST, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph ROBICHAUX & Anastasie ROBILLARD, & that her family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls her Marie DUGAT, sa [Jean Bte DUGAT's] fille, age 11, on the embarkation list, Maria, su [Juan Baptista DUGATS's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marie DUGAT, his [Jean-Baptiste DUGAT's] daughter, age 11, on the complete listing, & says that she was in the 15th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & 1 minor; BRDR, 2:258, 458 (SJO-3, 4), her marriage record, calls her Maria DUGAT, calls her husband Pedro LEBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St.-Nogat in France" & his "of Blevoir [Plouër], France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef BAHAMONDE & Juan Bautista DUGAT; BRDR, 4:344 (SJO-11, 13), her death/burial record, calls her Marie LEBERT, "wife of Pierre LEBERT," but does not give her parents' names.  

66.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie DUGAST,& lists her with her husband & 6 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 71, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for his father's profile, below; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 70-71, Family No. 133; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Marie DUGAST, sa [Prosper GIROIR's] femme, age 39, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Prosper GIROIRE, his [Prosper GIROIRE's] wife, age 39, on the complete listing, says she was in the 64th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 6 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & says daughter Jeanne was born in 1771 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:290 (ASM-3, 48), her death/burial record, calls her Maria DUGAS, age 63 yrs., wid. of Prospero GIROIRD, but does not give her parents' names.  

She & her husband's family are 2 families down on the passenger list of La Bergère from her widowed father & 2 of her siblings & the family just above her widowed sister Marie-Madeleine's family.

67.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie [DUGAST], & lists her with her parents & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 305-06, Family No. 369, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Victoire DUGAST, gives her parents'  names, calls her godparents Charles DAIGLE & Anne DUGAST, & says her family resided at Plouër from 1759-72; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2578, profile of her husband in the LA section, calls her Marie-Victoire DUGAS, gives her parents' names, says she married Louis RICHARD in c1765, & lists their children as Louis-André, born in 1787, Marie-Dosithée in 1791, Pierre-Séverin in 1792, Céleste in 1795, Joseph in 1797, Jean in 1799, Anastasie in 1802, & Denis in 1804, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Marie, sa [Pierre DUGAST's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie DUGAT, his [Pierre DUGAT's] daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 56th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & a sister; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:649 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#491), her succession record, calls her Marie Victoire DUGAT, says she married Louis RICHARD, Sr., but does not give her parents' names, her death date, or her age at the time of her death. 

Arsenault's date for their marriage--c1765--is absurd in light of her birthday & the fact that she did not reached LA until 1785.  He may have meant c1785.  When did she move from the river to the western prairies & meet her husband?  Immediately after she got to LA?  They must have married by 1786 since their oldest child was born in 1787.  I have not found their marriage record.  The succession record of Louis RICHARD, père, dated Aug 1829, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:648 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#496), says he was m.(1)Marie Victoire DUGA, lists their children as Louis, Marie m. Joseph VICTOR, Pierre Severin, Céleste m. Julien LANDRY, Joseph, Jean, Anastasie m. Francois DUPRÉ, Denis, Paul, & Cleonise, m.(2)Marguerite DUGA, no children.

Her succession record is dated years after her death.  Why?   

So who was the Marie DUGAS, widow of Louis RICHARD, who died in Lafourche Interior Parish on 19 Feb1837?  See Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:191 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #764), which calls her Marie DUGAS, "b. in Nante, France, m. d.Louis RICHARD," died "at age 70 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  The Marie-Victoire DUGAS who married Louis RICHARD of Opelousas was born at Plouër, which is near St.-Malo, not Nantes.  She lived in Nantes with her parents before they left for LA, but she was not born there.  

68.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie [DUGAT], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 38-39, Family No. 77, calls her Marie [DUGAST], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 61-62, Family No. 114, calls her Marie [DUGAST], gives her parents' names, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Marie, sa [Joseph DUGAT's] fille, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Marie DUGAT, his [Joseph DUGAT's] daughter, age 21, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 8 siblings/half-siblings; BRDR, 2:214, 259 (ASC-2, 3), her marriage record, calls he Marie DUGAS, calls her husband Jean-Baptiste DAIGLE "of Acadia," give no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Alexis DAIGLE [his brother] & Julia BLANCHARD; BRDR, 3:290 (ASM-3, 85), her death/burial record, calls her Maria DUGAS, "age 50 yrs. of St.-Suliac Parish," gives her parents' names, says they were deceased also, but does not mention a husband.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche 1770-98, 138.

That she is the Marie DUGAS who married Jean-Baptiste DAIGLE is verified in the baptismal records of her sons Jean-Pierre & Joseph DAIGLE, dated 14 Aug 1796 & 15 Sep 1798, in BRDR, 2:216 (ASM-1, 72), 2:215 (ASM-1, 120), which give the boys' grandparents' names.  

69.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie DUGAS, & lists her with her husband, 2 stepchildren, & a widowed kinswoman of her husband; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 757, Family No. 885, calls her Marie DUGAST, says she was born in c1767 "in the parish of Trellières," gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says her husband was born in c1742 "in the Parish of L'Assomption of Pisiguit in Acadie," gives his parents' names, says he was a seaman, gives his first wife's name, & says she died at age 40 & was buried at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay on 16 Jan 1781; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 160, Family No. 288, calls her Marie DUGAST, says she was born in c1767 "in the Parish of Trellières," gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says her husband was born in c1742 "in the Parish of L'Assomption of Pisiguit in Acadie," gives his parents' names, says he was a seaman, gives his first wife's name, says she died at age 40 & was buried at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay on 16 Jan 1781, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Marie DUGAT, sa [Jean THIBODAU's] femme, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Marie DUGAT, his [Jean THIBODEAUX's] wife, age 18, on the complete listing, says she was in the 55th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband, 2 stepchildren, & a widowed kinswoman of her husband, details her marriage, include her & her husband's parents' names, & says they were married in 1785 but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:258, 624 (ASM-2, 87), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria DUGAS, "widow of Juan TIBODAUX, native of Chantenay, Diocese of Nantes, France," calls her husband Luis-Gabriel RICHARD "of Tulon," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne BOUDRAUX & Ambroise HÉBERT.  

Her hometown, Trellières, is near Nantes.  Were her parents Acadians or French?  If they were Acadians, from which Acadian community was her father born?  Her mother's name, DURAND, was not typically Acadian. 

At the time of her marriage, she was young enough to be her husband's daughter.  She was, in fact, the same age as her stepson, Jacques THIBODEAU.

Her second husband was French, not Acadian.  "Tulon" is probably Toulon, on the French Riviera. 

71.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie-Josèphe [DUGAST], & lists her with her widowed father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Marie-Josèphe, sa [Charles DUGAST's] fille, age 22, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Josèphe DUGAT, his [Charles DUGAT's] daughter, age 22, on the complete listing, says she was in the 55th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father & 4 siblings, & was among the children of her family leaving Châtellerault for Nantes in Nov 1775; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:277, 666 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.3), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Josèphe DUGAS "of Atakapas," calls her husband Pierre RICHARD, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Amand DUGAS, Joseph DUGAS [her brother], Pierre RICHARD-father, Joseph BOURQUE, Pierre DUGAS [her brother], & Fabien RICHARD [his brother]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:160 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #524), her succession record, calls her Marie DUGA m. Pierre RICHARD.

Her husband's mother was a DUGAS, so they were distant cousins.  La Butte probably was Anse La Butte on the upper Vermilion, now in Lafayette Parish. 

If her succession record was filed soon after her death, she would have been 84 years old & a widow for 3 1/2 decades. 

72.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie-Magdeleine DUGAST, & lists her with her husband, 1 daughter, & 2 stepdaughters; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 70, if this is her, would give her a birth year of c1735; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 100, calls her Marie-Madeleine DUGAST, says she was born c1740 & that she married Pierre KIMINE c1771 but gives no place; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Marie-Magdeleine DUGAST, sa [Pierre QUINTIN's] femme, age 50, on the embarkation list, Maria Magdalena, su [Pedro KIMIN's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Magdelaine DUGAT, his [Pierre KIMINE's] wife, age 50, on the complete listing, says she was in the 13th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & 3 daughters, details her marriage, including hers & his parents' names, says that they were married in 1770 but gives no place, & says that her daughter Victoire-Francoise was born in 1771.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 51, 77. 

Her birth year is determined not from the age given in the passenger list of Le Bon Papa but from the ages given in the Lafourche censuses of 1795 & 1797.  

Why did she wait so long to marry?  Was Pierre her first husband?  

73.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie DUGAST, & lists her with her husband & no children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Marie DUGAST, sa [Étienne DUPUY's] femme, age 20, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie DUGAT, his [Étienne DUPUIS's] wife, age 20, on the complete listing, says she was in the 68th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & no children, & details her marriage but gives no parents' names or place of marriage.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 26, 58, 157; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 509. 

Her estimated birth year is from the ages given in the Lafourche censuses of 1788, 1791, & 1795, not the age given on the passenger list of Le Bergère.  Amazingly, the age given in her burial record gives an estimated birth year close to one derived from the censuses.  Large discrepancies in the ages given in censuses & in burial records were not unusual at that time, since the recording priests had to depend not on written records but on the memory of family members for the age of the deceased.  

74.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Rose DUGAS; BRDR, 4:185 (ASM-3, 210), probably her death/burial record, calls her Rose DUGAS, wid. of François LANDRY, says she was "ca. 93 yrs." when she died, but does not give her parents' names.  See also "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."

Her first name is from her daughter Marie-Rose LANDRY''s marriage record in BRDR, 2:442. 

So who was the Rosalie DUGAS, "age 75 yrs.," who was buried in Assumption Parish on 13 Jan 1824?  The priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give Rosalie's parents' names or mention a husband.  See BRDR, 4:185 (ASM-3, 166).  

75.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie-Rose [DUGAT], & lists her with her widowed father & no siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Marie-Rose, sa [Alexis DUGAT's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Rose DUGAT, his [Alexis DUGAT's] daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 5th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & no siblings; BRDR, 2:260, 396, 6:219,  (ASC-2, 4), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Rose DUGAS, "an Acadian & widow of Alexas DUGAS[sic]" & also "Acadien," calls her husband Louis JUNCAL (FUNCAL) "nat. of Porte Vedra, Spain," but gives no parents' names or witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 2:260, 396 (ASM-3, 6), her death/burial record, calls her Maria Rosa DUGAS, "age 32 years, married to Luis JUNCAL, a Spaniard," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 39, 169; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505.

Despite what the priest at Ascension wrote in her marriage record, cited above, Alexis DUGAS was her father, not her first husband.  She was no one's widow.  This is the same Spanish priest who usually did not bother to record parents' names in marriage records he entered into the parish registry.  

Her husband was a Spaniard, perhaps a soldier, who came to LA in c1778 with Gov. Bernardo de GALVEZ.  The family name evolved from JUNCAL to UNCAL to ONCALE in LA. 

76.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 2:105 (SLC, B5, 84), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Mathilde DUGUAS, gives her parents' names, calls them Acadians, says her godparents were Andrés Antonio DE ABREU, Spanish officer, & Marie-Josèph (GAUCIEN?), & has the marginal note--"died, March 11, 1765."

Since she was in utero at the time of her family's arrival in LA, she counts here as an exile to the colony.  Her early death may have been the result of the rigors of sea travel.

77.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Michel DUGAS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2477, the LA section, says he was born in 1752; BRDR, 2:260, 292 (SJA-1, 47), the record of his first marriage, calls him Michel DUGAS "of Acadia," calls his wife Anne-Soffy FORET "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph ROSAIRE & Bonaventure GODIN; BRDR, 2:260, 296 (ASC-2, 86), the record of his second marriage, calls him Miguel DUGAS, calls his wife Rosa (Rosalie) FORET, gives his & her parents' names but not his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Juan-Batista FORET & Carlos DUGAT; BRDR, 4:184 (ASC-4, 189), his death/burial record, calls him Michel DUGAS, age 71 yrs., & gives his parents' but not his wives' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 166, 175; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760"; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 2, 11.

His estimated birth year is based on the ages given in most of the LA censuses in which he is found & in his burial record.  

78.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Michel DUGAS.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 2.

What happened to him in LA?

79.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Paul DUGAST, & lists him with no wife & 2 children; White, DGFA-1, 571, calls him Paul DUGAS, gives his parents' names, says he was born in c1709 but gives no birthplace, says he married Anne-Marie, daughter of Claude BOUDROT & Catherine HÉBERT, at Grand-Pré on 17 Jun 1734, details his second marriage, including the notation that he & his second wife needed a dispensation of "3-4 cons, 3-3 aff" in order to marry, & details his sojourns in France & LA; BRDR, 1a(rev.):66 (SGA-2, 200), the record of his first marriage, calls him Paul DUGAS, "age ca 25, of Cobedie," calls his wife Anne-Marie HÉBERT[sic], "age ca 23," gives his but not her parents' names, says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph DUGAS, Augustin HÉBERT, & Olivier DUGAS, who made their marks, & Charles BABIN, François LEBLANC, & G.[ermain] T.[ERIOT], who signed, says the groom & bride made their marks, & calls the bride Anne-Marie BOUDROT(sic); <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 71, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, his first wife, called Marie BOUDROT, age 48, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 13 Feb 1759, that 4 of their children--daughters Marguerite, age 15, Marie, age 12, & Isabelle, age 6, & son Simon, age 11--survived the crossing, but son Paul, fils, age 9, also died in hospital, on 28 Jan 1759, 5 days after they reached St.-Malo; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 301-03, Family No. 367, calls him Paul DUGAST, & calls his first wife Marguerite-Marie BOUDROT; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 63, Family No. 116, calls him Paul DUGAST, & calls his first wife Marguerite-Marie BOUDROT; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Paul DUGAST, charpentier, age 75, on the embarkation list, Paul DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Paul DUGAT, carpenter, age 75, on the complete listing, says he was in the 62nd Family aboard La Bergère with no wife & 2 children, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him after they reached LA. 

So what was his first wife's name, Anne-Marie BOUDROT or Anne-Marie HÉBERT?  I'm going with White & Robichaux & calling her a BOUDROT despite Robichaux's calling her Marguerite-Marie BOUDROT. 

What happened to him in LA? 

80.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Pierre DUGAS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2476, the LA section; BRDR, 2:261, 693 (PCP-2, part 2, 139a), his marriage record, calls him Pierre DUGAS, calls his wife Anne THIBAUDOT, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Augustin GREVENBERG & Gerald DE VERBOIS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:278, 744-45 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.27), another marriage record, calls him Pierre DUGA, calls his wife Anne THIBAUDOT, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were ___ BORDA, ____ de VERBOIS, ____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEN, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:278, 744-45 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.19), yet another record of his marriage, calls him Pierre DUGAS "of Attakapas," calls his wife Anne THIBAUDOT "of Attakapas," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were ____ BERARD, Augustin GREVEMBER, François GREVEMBER, ____ DURIEU, & Joseph LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:260 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#172), his succession record, calls him Pierre DUGAS, père m. Nanette THIBODEAUX, but does not give his parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 24. 

Many Attakapas & Opelousas baptisms & marriages were recorded by Pointe-Coupée priests in the 1770s for the simple reason that the Attakapas parish, created in 1765, did not have a priest of its own from the late 1760s into the 1780s, & the Opelousas parish was not created until 1776.  Pointe-Coupée, a much older parish, was near a northern route across the Atchafalaya Basin & thus the closest river church to the western settlements.  Pointe-Coupée priests, then, served as missionaries to these outlying settlements until Attakapas & Opelousas had priests of their own.  Pierre & Anne's marriage record at the St. Martinville church is probably a copy of the Pointe-Coupée record.  

81.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Pierre [DUGAST], & lists him with his widowed mother; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 300-01, Family No. 366, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Pierre-Marin DUGAST, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean-Pierre LONGUÉPÉE & Jeanne CLOSSINET, & that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1767-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, calls him Pierre, son [Francoise BOUDREAU, veuve DUGAST's] fils, age 11, on the embarkation list, Pedro DUGATS, su [Francisca BOUDREAUD, viuda DUGATS's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Pierre DUGAT, her [Francoise BOUDROT, widow DUGAT's] son, age 11, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 32nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his widowed mother; BRDR, 2:23-24, 260 (ASC-2, 58), his marriage record, calls him Pedro DUGAS, calls his wife Françoise ARSEMENT [but places her with the ARCENEAUXs], gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Malo" & hers "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro LANDRY, Ambroise-Maturaint HÉBERT, & Pierre-Olivier GAUTROS; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:193 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #482), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre Marin DUGAS, "born in St. Malaux, in Bretagne, France," says he was 59 years old when he died, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

82.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Pierre DUGAST, & lists him with his wife & 2 daughters; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 75, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, his wife Marguerite DAIGUE, age 35, brother Amand, age 12, & daughters [Anne-]Osite, age 6, & Marguerite-Blanche, age 4, survived, but daughter Victoire-Osite, age 2, died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 305-06, Family No. 369, calls him Pierre DUGAST, says he was born in c1728 but gives no birthplace, gives his father's but not his mother's name, says he married Marguerite DAIGLE in c1752 but gives no place of marriage, says she was born in c1724 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, provides the birth/baptismal record of 5 of their children, & says his family resided at Plouër from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 64-65, Family No. 119, calls him Pierre DUGAST, says he was born in 1728 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Marguerite COSTE, says he was a carpenter, details his marriage but does not give his wife's parents' names or their place of marriage, provides the marriage records of daughters Anne-Osite, born in c1752 "in the Parish of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul of Cobequid in Acadie," resident of the Parish of St.-Similien, Nantes, when she married Charles HÉBERT on 6 Oct 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, & Marguerite-Blanche, born in 1755 at Cobeguit & resident of St.-Martin, Chantenay, when she married on 23 Nov 1784 Pierre BOURG at St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Pierre DUGAST, charpentier, age 57, on the embarkation list, Pierre DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Pierre DUGAT, carpenter, age 57, on the complete listing, says he was in the 56th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 2 daughters, details his marriage, including the names of his parents but not hers, does not give a place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA. 

See the footnote to his brother Charles's profile, above, for a discussion of who his parents really were.  The Amand, son of Claude DUGAS, of the Attakapas District, whose mother was Anne HÉBERT, was not the brother who was with Pierre in France.   

There is no evidence that Pierre & his family followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche before moving on to the western prairies.  His brother Charles crossed on the same ship & went to Attakapas. 

83.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Pierre DUGAT, & lists him with his wife & 2 daughters; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 76, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & his first wife, age 27, lost all 3 of their children at sea--son Jean-Pierre, age 5, & daughters Anne-Josèphe, age 4, & Marie-Rose, age 2; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 64, Family No. 118, calls him Pierre DUGAST, says he was born c1732 but gives no birthplace, that he was a carpenter, gives his father's but not his mother's name, details his 3 marriages, calls his first wife Anne-Josèphe HENRY, born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, says they married in c1754 but gives no place of marriage, does not give her parents' names or her date of death or place of burial, says his second wife was born c1724, does not give her parents' names but does name her first husband, says she died age 52 & was buried 14 Dec 1776 at St.-Similien, Nantes, gives his third wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal records of 2 daughters by his third wife, Rose, baptized 14 Feb 1782, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & Anne-Pérrine, baptized 8 Jan 1785, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1784, 42-43, calls him Pierre DUGAT, charpentier, age 51, on the embarkation list, & Pierre DUGAT, carpenter, age 51, on the complete listing, says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his third wife & 2 daughters, & details his third marriage, including his wife' parents' names but not his parents' names, & gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 3:291 (ASM-3, 78), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro DUGAS, "age 79 yrs., 6 mos. of Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Acadia [Cobeguit], married to Rosalie LEBLANC," & gives his parents' names.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspections," Canadian Archives, 2A:117, which calls his first wife an HÉBERT & shows that Pierre married her by Aug 1752; White, DGFA-1, 1242. 

His sister Anne & brother Joseph's families were nos. 1 & 6 on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi.  

84.  Not in Wall of Names.  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 8-9.  

Were Alexandre, Augustin, & Pierre brothers?  Why are they not listed in Wall of Names?  Were they French Creole DUGASs?

85.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Pierre-Olivier [DUGAST], & lists him with his widowed father & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Pierre-Olivier, son [Charles DUGAST's] fils, marin, age 18, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Pierre-Olivier DUGAT, son [of Charles DUGAT], sailor, age 18, on the complete listing, says he was in the 55th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed father & 4 siblings, & was among the children of his family leaving Châtellerault for Nantes in Nov 1775; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:278, 347 (SM Ch.: v.4, #111), his marriage record, calls him Pierre DUGAT "of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Sophie GAUTREAUX, gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were "of Assumption Parish in Lafourche, des Chettimachas," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean BERARD, Charles DOUGAT [his father, & François BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:321 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1341), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre dit Pierrot DUGAS, "inhabitant at la Prairie Sorel," says he died "at age about 52 years at his home," that he was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:321 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ.#35), his succession record, calls him Pierre Auguste DUGAS wid. is Sophie GOTRAU.

His dit Pierrot is from his son Joachim's baptismal record, dated 26 Apr 1813, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:254 (SM Ch.: v.6, #1502), & in his burial record, cited above.  

86.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Rose [DUGAT], & lists her with her parents & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 64, Family No. 118, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Rose DUGAST, but does not include her godparents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Rose, sa [Pierre DUGAT's] fille, age 3, on the embarkation list, & Rose DUGAT, his [Pierre DUGAT's] daughter, age 3, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 2nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & a sister.

87.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Simon [DUGAST], & lists him with his widowed father & sister; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2481, calls him Simon DUGAS, does not give his parents' names, his birth date, or his birth place, says he married Geneviève BOURG, but does not give the marriage date or place nor her parents' names, lists their children as Marie-Madeleine, born in 1788 but gives no birthplace, & says they settled at Donaldsonville; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 71, shows the fate of his family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for his father's profile, above; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Simon, son [Paul DUGAST's] fils, charpentier, age 37, on the embarkation list, Simon DUGATS, on the debarkation list, & Simon DUGAT, his [Paul DUGAT's] son, carpenter, age 37, on the complete listing, says he was in the 62nd Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed father & sister, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him after he reached LA; BRDR, 2:122, 261 (ASC-2, 8), his marriage record, calls him Simon DUGAS, calls his wife Geneieve BOURG, does not give any parents' names, & says the witness to his marriage was Prosper GIROIR; BRDR, 4:185 (ASM-3, 211), his death/burial record, calls him Simon DUGAS, age ca. 80 yrs. of Acadia, husband of Geneviève BOURQUE, but does not give his parents' names.

For his appointment as 1 of the 5 Acadian leaders aboard La Bergère, see Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 29.

Why did he wait so long to marry? 

88.  Wall of Names, 15, calls him Théodore DUGAS; BRDR, 2:261, 295 (ASC-1, 157 & 158), his marriage record, calls him Théodoro DUGAST, calls his wife Maria-Victoria FORET, gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents Juan [DUGAS] & Maria Charlot (GODIN), says her parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Maturin LANDRY & Carlos DUGAS [his brother]; BRDR, 4:185 (ASC-4, 191), his death/burial record, calls him Théodore DUGAS, age 69 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 165-66, 175; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."

The Cabanocé census of 1766 says that, along with brothers Athanase, Charles, & Michel, he was a nephew of François & Rose DUGAS.  He was, in fact, Francois's & Rose's youngest brother.  

89.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Victoire DUGAST veuve Thomas AYE, & calls her sons Thomas HAYE & Louis HAYE.  <acadian-cajun.com>, says that the debarkation list says she was the widow of ______ HENRY.  Wall of Names says nothing of it.  See also <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No.70.  

90.  Wall of Names, 16 (pl. 3L), calls him Joseph DUGAS 2, & lists him singly.  

Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:274 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.8; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #8; SM Ch.: v.1, p.13; SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register, v.1, #22), lists 2 Joseph DUGASs who died at Atakapas in 1765, the first on 26 Jul, buried the next day, the second buried 6 or 11 Oct.  He could have been either one of them.  

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