APPENDICES

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

DUHON

[DOO-yonh, DOO-honh]

ACADIA

Mathieu Duon, a merchant, married Catherine Peyrieu at Lyon, France, in c1650.  They had six children, including four sons.  Their fourth child and third son, Jean-Louis, married Jeanne Clémenson at St.-Nizier de Lyon in June 1683.  Jean-Louis's son Jean-Baptiste Duon dit Lyonnais, born at St.-Nizier de Lyon in c1684, emigrated to Acadia, where he served as a notary, so he must have had some formal education.  He married Agnès, 17-year-old daughter of Antoine Hébert le jeune and Jeanne Corporon, at Annapolis Royal in c1713; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais was 30 years old at the time of the wedding.  Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais and Agnès had 13 children, including 10 sons, all born at Annapolis Royal, eight of whom created families of their own, and three of whom married sisters.  Their three daughters married into the Mius, Vincent, Landieu, and Loustaneau families.  Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais died at Annapolis Royal in May 1746; he was 65 years old

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, fils, born in June 1714, married Madeleine, daughter of Michel Vincent and Anne-Marie Doiron, at Rivière-aux-Canards in January 1736.  They remained at Minas. 

Honoré, born in July 1716, married Anne-Marie, another daughter of Michel Vincent and Anne-Marie Doiron, c1742, probably at Minas. 

Pierre, born in March 1720, married Angélique, daughter of Martin Aucoin and Catherine Thériot, at Grand-Pré in November 1745. 

Abel dit Tibel, born in May 1722, was still unmarried when he was deported to Massachusetts in the fall of 1755.  He married Anne, daughter of Jacques Mius d'Entremont and Marguerite Amireau of Pobomcoup, at Boston in c1756. 

Jean-Jacques, born in April 1724, died at age 3 in April 1727.  

Louis-Basile, born in April 1727, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Augustin Comeau and Jeanne Levron, at Annapolis Royal in the summer of 1754. 

François, born in February 1729, did not marry.  

Cyprien, born in April 1730, followed several of his older brothers to Minas and was still unmarried when the British deported him to Virginia in the fall of 1755, and Virginia officials sent them on to England in the spring of 1756.  Cyprien married Marguerite, daughter of René Landry and Marie-Rose Rivet, at Liverpool, England, in January 1758.   

Charles, born in May 1734, remained at Annapolis Royal and was still unmarried when he eluded the British roundup there in the fall of 1755.  He followed his older brother Honoré to Miramichi on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, where married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Charles Préjean and Françoise Boudrot, in c1759.   

Youngest son Claude-Amable, born in February 1736, also remained at Annapolis Royal.  After escaping the British roundup there in 1755, he followed older brothers Honoré and Charles, to Miramichi, where he married Marie-Josèphe dite Josette, yet another daughter of Michel Vincent and Anne-Marie Doiron, at Miramichi in c1757.  

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

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Duons were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Three families headed by brothers, two of them married to sisters, reached New Orleans in 1765 from Halifax and settled in the Acadian community of Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.  So many Acadians settled there by end of the decade that the area became known as the Acadian Coast:

Honoré Duon of Annapolis Royal, age 49, second son of Acadian family progenitor Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, came with wife Anne-Marie Vincent, age 52, and three children--Anne-Perpétué, called Perpétué, age 20, Jean, age 18, and François, age 16.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Honoré died at Ascension, upriver from St.-Jacques, in January 1784; he was 69 years old.  Daughter Perpétué married Victor, son of fellow Acadian René Blanchard, at Ascension in February 1775 and settled on the western prairies.  Honoré's two sons remained on the Acadian Coast, but one of his grandsons joined his kinsmen on the western prairies.  

Charles Duon, age 29, Honoré's brother, came with wife Marie-Josèphe Prejean, age 28, and two children--Jean-Baptiste, age 5, and Marguerite, age 1.  They had more children in Louisiana, including a son.  In the 1770s, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the western prairies.  

Claude-Amable Duon, age 27, Honoré and Charles's brother, came with wife Marie-Josèphe dit Josette Vincent, age 26, and orphan Françoise Pitre, age 1.  Their children were born in Louisiana.  In the 1770s, they followed his brother Charles to the western prairies.  

Descendants of Jean DUHON (c1747-1805; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais)

Jean, elder son of Honoré Duon and Anne-Marie Vincent, born probably at Minas in c1747, escaped the British roundup of 1755 and fled to Miramichi on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  With his family, he ended up as a prisoner of war at Halifax in the early 1760s.  He followed his family to Louisiana in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married Marie-Anne, called Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph LeBlanc and Isabelle Gaudet, in May 1770.  They settled at nearby Ascension, where they were counted on the right, or west, bank of the river soon after their marriage and again in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Bertaud (French Creole, not Acadian), Bourgeois, Dugas, Gautreaux, LeBlanc, and Savoie families.  Jean died at St.-Jacques in November 1805; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean was 64 years old when he died, but he was closer to 58.  Jean's younger brother's only son moved to the western prairies about the time of the Louisiana Purchase, so only Jean's line remained on the river. 

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Older son François-Marie, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in June 1771, married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Bourgeois and his second wife Osite Gautreaux probably at Ascension in the early 1790s.  They must have lived near the boundary between Ascension and St.-Jacques.  Their son François-Marie, fils was born at Ascension in July 1794, Joseph-Paul-Marcellin, called Marcellin, in September 1798 but died near Convent, St. James Parish, age 13, in July 1811, Simon-Colin, called Nicolas, was born at St.-Jacques in December 1802 but died near Convent, age 12, in May 1815, Onésime Séverin, called Séverin, was born near St. James in February 1805, and Joseph Ludgère, also called Théogène Joseph, near Convent in July 1817.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Guidry, and Michel families.  François-Marie, père died near Convent in June 1846; the priest who recorded his burial said that François died at "age 79 yrs.," but he was "only" 75. 

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François Marie, fils married Marie Eugènie, called Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadians François Michel and Marie Madeleine LeBlanc, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1816.  Their son Jean Simon or Siméon was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1817, and François Ludgère, called Ludgère or Ludger and also Ulgère, in November 1818.  Francois, fils remarried to Marie Reiné, daughter of Alexis Rome and Marie Charlotte Frederick, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1821.  They may have lived briefly on upper Bayou Lafourche soon after their marriage.  Their son Onésime Séverin le jeune was born near Convent in February 1824, and Louis Isaie Léon in April 1827.  Their daughter married into the Michel family.  According to a son's marriage recorded, dated February 1841, François Marie, fils was "res. Natchitoches," in the Red River valley, for a time.  One wonders why he lived there, so far from his fellow Acadians.  François, fils died near Convent in October 1855; he was 61 years old.  One of his older sons moved from Ascension to Pointe Coupee Parish, where few Acadians lived, and another moved to St. Landry Parish, near his western cousins, on the eve of the War of 1861-65, but the others remained near Convent in St. James Parish.

Ludgère, by his father's first wife, married Justine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bourgeois and Angèle Gautreaux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1840, and remarried to Marie Carmelite, also called Marie Noemie, daughter of fellow Acadian Abraham Arceneaux and his Creole wife Marie Carmelite Connille, at the Donaldsonville church in February 1846.  Their son François René was born in Ascension Parish in November 1846, Joseph Ludgère or Ulgère, called Ulgère, in Pointe Coupee Parish in January 1849, and Léonce in January 1852.  Ludgère died in Pointe Coupee Parish in October 1853; he was only 34 years old. 

Ulgère, by his father's second wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre and his Creole wife Esilda Rome, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1869. 

Jean Simon/Siméon, by his father's first wife, married Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Richard and Madeleine Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1841.  Their son Paul Elphége was born near Convent in January 1844, Jean Alceste in April 1846, Alfred in October 1848, Joseph in October 1850, and Alcie in April 1856.  On the eve of the War of 1861-65, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled in St. Landry Parish.  One wonders what motivated the move.  Their daughter married into the Nezat and Zeringue families in St. Landry Parish. 

Onésime Séverin le jeune, by his father's second wife, married Elisa or Eliza, daughter of Jean Baptiste Caillouet and his Acadian wife his Acadian wife Joséphine Hébert, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Louis Joseph was born near Convent in September 1852, Onésime, fils died at age 17 months in July 1855, Lucien Léonard was baptized at the Convent church, age unrecorded, in March 1856, and Joseph Ozémé was born in May 1863.

Louis, by his father's second wife, married Émeline, daughter of Placide Himel and Virginie Pertuit, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1856.  Their son Audry or Odry was born near Convent in June 1857, Joseph Émile in August 1858, Théophile Joseph in July 1867, and François Willy in June 1870.

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Séverin married Marie Sidalise or Sidalise Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Part and Élisabeth Poirier, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1829.  Their son Séverin or François Bienvenu, called Bienvenu, was born near Convent in January 1830, Onésime in January 1837, Joseph Thomssin in August 1838 but died at age 2 in September 1840, and Félicien was born in March 1843.  Their daughter married into the Lanegrasse and Louvière families. 

Bienvenu married Adame Adonise, called Adonise, daughter of Louis Porche and Adélaïde Robillard, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1851.  Their son Augustin was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1851 but died at age 8 1/2 in September 1860.  Bienvenu, called François Bienvenu by the recording priest, died near Convent in October 1855; he was only 25 years old.  His line of the family probably died with him. 

Onésime married Adélaïde Jeanne, daughter of David Donaldson and Amelie Picou, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1861.  Their son David Onésime was born near Convent in July 1864, and Joseph Magnelie in November 1869. 

Félicien died near Convent, St. James Parish, in December 1868.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Joseph Ludgère married Adèle, daughter of Noel Wells and Seraphine Stein, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Eugène was born near Convent in July 1847, Joseph St. Yves, called St. Yves, in April 1850, Charles in c1853 but died at age 2 in July 1855, Florian was born in May 1854 but died at age 1 1/2 in February 1856, François Adolphe was born in April 1856, and Samuel in October 1859.  Their daughter married into the Caillouet family.  Joseph Ludgère died near Convent in January 1864; he was only 46 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

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Younger son Joseph, born at Ascension in March 1774, married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Jacques Landry and Françoise Blanchard, at Ascension in February 1799.  Their son Hortare Antoine was born at Ascension in February 1804, Joseph died 3 days after his birth in June 1806, an infant child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died in March 1807, Joseph Ursin was born in December 1810, and Jean Martin in February 1814.  Their daughters married into the Bélisle, Breaux, Daigle, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in September 1832; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 36 years old when he died, but he was 58.  

Descendants of François DUHON (c1749-1789; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais)

François, younger son of Honoré Duon and Anne-Marie Vincent, born probably at Minas in c1749, escaped the British roundup of 1755 and fled to Miramichi on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  With his family, he ended up as a prisoner of war at Halifax in the early 1760s.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques before moving upriver to Ascension, where Spanish officials counted him on the left, or east, bank of the river in 1770, as a bachelor.  He married Élisabeth, or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Abraham dit Petit Abram Landry, at Ascension in November 1772.  In 1777, Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Bourg, Dugas, Foret, Hébert, Lee, Meaux, Monte, and Trahan families; several of them settled on the western prairies and another on upper Bayou Lafourche.  François remarried to Élisabeth, or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Darois, at Ascension in April 1786.  Their daughter married into the Malbrough family and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  François died at Ascension in November 1789; he was only 40 years old.  His only son moved to the western prairies.  

Joseph dit Petit, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in January 1783, married Marie-Rose, called Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Marine Melançon, at either Ascension or Atakapas in c1801.  They settled on the western prairies, where he remarried twice.  

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The next contingent of Acadian Duons to go to the colony did not reach Louisiana until 20 years after the first of their cousins arrived.   Eight of them sailed aboard four of the Seven Ships from France that reached New Orleans in 1785.  Three of them chose to go to the western prairies.  The others--a bachelor and a family with three sons--chose to settle on the river, but nowhere near their cousins already there:   

Jean-Baptiste Duon, age 25, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  He probably followed the majority of the passengers from his ship to the Baton Rouge area. 

Honoré Duon le jeune, age 47, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, with wife Anne-Geneviève Trahan, age 47, and three sons--Augustin-Marie, age 20, Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louise, called Jacques, age 17, and Jean-Charles, age 13.  Honoré le jeune and Anne-Geneviève had no more children in Louisiana.  Augustin married a fellow Acadian at New Orleans soon after the family reached the colony.  Honoré le jeune and his sons did not settle in one of the usual Acadian settlements along the river, on the prairies, or along Bayou Lafourche.  They chose, instead, the Isleños community of San Bernardo, now St. Bernard Parish, on the river below New Orleans.  Honoré le jeune, described by the priest who recorded his burial as a "resident of St. Bernard Parish of the Turn," died probably at San Bernardo in October 1796; the priest also said that Honoré was 67 years old when he died, but he was "only" 59.  Two of his three sons married and settled at San Bernardo or New Orleans, but one of his grandsons moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the 1810s.

Jean-Baptiste DUHON (1759-?; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais)

Jean-Baptiste, oldest son of Cyprien Duon of Port-Royal and Marguerite Landry of Rivière-aux-Canards, was born probably at Liverpool, England, in October 1759.  He followed his family to Morlaix, France, in May 1763 and then to Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, where he came of age as a plowman.  Although his younger brother Joseph dit Gros also chose to go to Louisiana, Jean-Baptiste sailed alone to Louisiana in 1785 aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships.  Joseph joined two of their uncles in the Attakapas District soon after he reached the colony.  Jean-Baptiste, for some reason, did not go there.  He may have followed the majority of his fellow passengers to the Baton Rouge area, where he disappears from history. 

Descendants of Augustin-Marie DUHON (1766-; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, Jean-Baptiste)

Augustin-Marie, eldest surviving son of Honoré Duon le jeune and Anne-Geneviève Trahan, born at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in June 1766, followed his parents to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He married Marguerite-Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles LeBlanc and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Gautrot, at New Orleans in December 1785, soon after they reached the colony on separate ships.  Marguerite, a native of St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, had crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships.  They settled near their families at San Bernardo and also in New Orleans.  One of their older sons moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.

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Oldest son Louis, born at either San Bernardo or New Orleans in the late 1780s or early 1790s, married Adélaïde, daughter of Mathurin Ferlot and his Acadian wife Françoise Pitre of New Orleans and Lafourche, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1814.  One wonders if they remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Charles le jeune was born probably at San Bernardo in July 1799. 

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Jean-Baptiste, born at either San Bernardo or New Orleans in March 1801, died in New Orleans, age 2 1/2, in October 1803.  

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Jean was born at New Orleans in September 1803. 

Descendants of Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis DUHON (1768-; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, Jean-Baptiste)

Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis, called Jacques, second son of Honoré Duon le jeune and Anne-Geneviève Trahan, born at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in August 1768, followed his parents to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled with them at San Bernardo south of New Orleans.  He married Anne Autran probably at New Orleans in the late 1780s.  In 1812, an Honoré Duhon claimed land along Bayou Terre-aux-Boeufs in St. Bernard Parish; since his father had died in 1796, this probably was Honoré Jacques.

Pierre, born at either San Bernardo or New Orleans in c1786, died at New Orleans in September 1801.  He was only 15 years old.  

Jean-Charles DUHON (1772-1799; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, Jean-Baptiste)

Jean-Charles, called Charles, youngest son of Honoré Duon le jeune and Anne-Geneviève Trahan, born at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in June 1772, followed his parents to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled with them at San Bernardo south of New Orleans.  Jean-Charles died at New Orleans, still a bachelor, in September 1799; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean-Charles was 22 years old when he died, but he was 27.  

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Other DUHONs on the River

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link at least one Duhon on the river with known lines of the family there:  

Louise Duhon married Firmin Duplessis at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1826.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

By the mid-1770s, two Duhon brothers, Charles and Claude-Amable, sons of the family's progenitor, left the Acadian Coast, crossed the Atchafalaya Basin, and settled in the Attakapas District, creating a western branch of the family.  A niece followed them.  Thanks to the fecundity of Charles's and Claude's sons and grandsons and the introduction of new family lines into the area, the Duhons on the prairies greatly outnumbered their kinsmen on the river by the end of the antebellum period:  

Anne-Perpétué, called Perpétué, daughter of Honoré Duon, and her husband Victor Blanchard followed her uncles Charles and Claude-Amable to the Attakapas prairie in the 1770s.  Perpétué died at her home on the Vermilion, then in St. Martin but now in Lafayette Parish, in September 1817, in her early 70s.

Descendants of Charles DUHON (1734-?)

Charles, ninth son of Acadian family progenitor Jean-Baptiste Duon dit Lyonnais and Agnès Hébert, born at Annapolis Royal in May 1734, escaped the British roundup in 1755 with his brothers Honoré and Claude-Amable and followed them to Miramichi on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  With them, he ended up a prisoner of war in Nova Scotia, where he married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Charles Préjean and Françoise Boudrot, in c1759.  He and his family were held at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, now Windsor, Nova Scotia, in the early 1760s.  He followed his brothers to Louisiana in 1765 and settled with them at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  He and Marie-Josèphe had more children in Louisiana.  Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river in 1766 and again in 1769.  In 1770, Spanish officials counted them on the west bank at nearby Ascension, but later in the decade he took his family across the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, creating a western branch of the family with younger brother Claude-Amable.  They settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion, today's downtown Lafayette.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Guidry, LeBlanc, and Montet families.  Both of their sons settled in present-day Lafayette Parish.  Some of their grandsons moved south into Vermilion Parish, but most of them remained in Lafayette Parish.  

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Older son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, born in Acadia in November 1759 during Le Grand Dérangement and baptized at New Orleans in December 1765, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Gautreaux and Louise Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in c1782.  Their son Jean-Baptiste, fils was born at Attakapas in January 1783, Joachim in April 1787, Joseph in October 1789, Pierre in February 1792, Charles Placide, called Placide, in August 1797, and Zéphirin in February 1808.  Their daughters married into the Barras, Guilbeau, LeBlanc, Sellers, and Thibodeaux families.  Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in April 1827; the priest who recorded his burial said that Baptiste was 78 years old when he died, but he was "only" 67.  

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Joseph married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Olidon Broussard and Anne Bernard of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1810.  Their son Joseph, fils was born on the Vermilion in October 1812, Ursin in October 1815, and Théodule in November 1825.  Their daughter married a Sellers first cousin.  Joseph died in Lafayette Parish in June 1827; he was only 37 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following January.

Joseph, fils married cousin Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Onésime Olidon Broussard and Marie Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1839.  Their son Joseph III was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1859.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Hébert families. 

Théodule may have married fellow Acadian Sophie Epalmyre, Palmire, or Elmire Thibodeaux in Lafayette Parish in the late 1840s.  Their son Joseph Honoré was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1852, Numa near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1856, and Demas in March 1860. 

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Jean Baptiste, fils married Apollonie, called Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Broussard and Anne Landry of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July or August of 1812.  Their son Jean Baptiste III was born on the Vermilion in September 1813.  Jean Baptiste, fils died at his father's home on the upper Vermilion in April 1814; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste, fils was 29 years old when he died, but he was 31; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in May 1825, 11 years after his death.  

Jean Baptiste III married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadians Célestin Prejean and Marcellite Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1833.  Their son Désiré was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 6 weeks, in December 1833, Jean Baptiste IV at age 6 weeks in December 1833, Lucien at age 5 months in May 1837, Jean Jacques, called Jacques, was born in February 1841, Augustin in February 1848, and Joseph Sevigne in May 1856 but died at age 1 in August 1857.  Their daughters married into the Bernard, Cayret, Fabre, and Landry families.

Désiré married cousin Amelina or Amelia, daughter of fellow Acadians Ursin Jean Bernard and Marguerite Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Jules was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in January 1859. 

Lucien married Olymphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Ozémé Boudreaux and Céleste Amelina Cormier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1860.  Their son Joseph Ambroise was born near Youngsville in May 1867. 

Jacques married Augustine Eusèide, called Eusèide, another daughter Joseph Ozémé Boudreaux and Céleste Amelina Cormier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1860.  Their son Jean Jacques, fils was born near Youngsville in February 1865, and Ulysse in September 1869. 

Augustin married Louisa or Louise Taylor, also called Sellers, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1868.  Their son Adler was born near Youngsville in December 1869. 

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Pierre died "at his sister's house" at La Pointe, on upper Bayou Teche, St. Martin Parish, in May 1821.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 24 years old when he died, but he was 29.  He did not marry.  

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Placide married Marie Arsènne, called Arsènne, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Guidry and Scholastique Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1825.  Their son Villior or Vileor, perhaps also called Léon, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, in July 1832.  Their daughters married into the Forman and Hébert families.  Placide died on "his plantation" in Lafayette Parish in January 1835; he was only 37 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January 1838; another succession record was filed at the same courthouse in January 1846.

Vileor married Elvie, Elvire, or Elvira, also called Shara, Forman in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1856.  Their son Raphaël was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1869. 

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Zéphirin married Clémence, another daughter of Joseph Guidry and Scholastique Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1829.  A child, perhaps a son, name and age unrecorded, died in Lafayette Parish in April 1830, their son Charles le jeune was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 11 months, in March 1831 but died at age 6 in July 1837, Bélisaire was baptized at age 5 days in February 1832 but died the following month, twins Séverin and Sevigne were baptized at age 7 months in February 1833, Zephirin, fils was born in January 1839; and Adolphe in c1841.  They also had a son named Jules.  Their daughters married into the Forman, Peck, and Stutes families.  Zéphirin, père's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville church in January 1848; he would have been 40 years old that year. 

Séverin married cousin Azema, Azena, or Azelia, daughter of fellow Acadians Don Louis Broussard and Adorisca Hébert and widow of Sosthène Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1855.  Their son Amédée was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1859, and Louis Romere in October 1870. 

Sevigne married cousin Marie Delia or Dilia, called Dilia, daughter of fellow Acadians Ursin Hébert and Domitille Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1857.  Their son Félix was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1862. 

Jules married Palestina, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Méance Broussard and his Creole wife Octavine Bonnet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1859.  Their son St. Julien was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1862, and Simon in February 1870. 

Adolphe married Marie Medina, called Medina and also Nandana and Zanee, daughter of Nayton Foreman and Fanny Higginbotham, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1865.  Their son Éloi was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1866. 

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Younger son Charles, fils, also called Charles dit Charlitte, born at Ascension in March 1773, married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Claude Broussard dit Beausoleil of the lower Vermilion, at Attakapas in February 1800.  Their son Charles Onésime or Onésime Charles, also called Onésime Charlitte, was baptized at Attakapas, age 4 months, in May 1801, Dosité was born on the Vermilion in August 1805, and Aurelien in February 1809.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and LeBlanc families.  Charles, fils remarried to Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadians François Broussard and Pélagie Landry of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1817.  Their daughter married into the Montet family.  Charles, fils's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August 1821; he would have been 48 years old that year; in his daughter Denise's marriage record, dated 1 Oct 1821, Charles, fils is listed as deceased, so his succession record probably was post-mortem.  

2a

Onésime Charlitte, by his first father's wife, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph dit Gros Duhon and Scholastique Hébert, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1821.  Their son Joseph was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 11 days, in November 1829 but died 3 days later, Placide was baptized at age 4 months in June 1832, Drosin at age 4 months in March 1836, Onésime, fils at age 3 months in April 1839, Valentin was born in October 1842, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 10 months in January 1848.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Hébert families.  Marguerite died in Lafayette Parish in November 1870; she was 62 years old. 

Drosin married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Cormier le jeune and his Creole wife Marie Sidalise Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Élisée was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1858 but died at age 5 1/2 in June 1863, Dolzée was born in July 1859, and Désiré in April 1861. 

Valentin married French Creole Marie Louise Simon at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1860.  Their son Valéry was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1870. 

2b

Aurelien, by his father's first wife, married Ceralisse, Ceraline, Célanie, or Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Trahan and his Creole wife Césaire Baudoin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1830.  Their son Aurelien, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1831, Émile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 5 months, in May 1834, Fergus at age 4 1/2 months in February 1840, Valérien was born in May 1841, Théodule in January 1846, Philibert near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in April 1850, and Martial in June 1851.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family. 

Émile married Azelima or Adelima, daughter of fellow Acadians Désiré Broussard and Aurelie Boudreaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1854.  Their son André Farnasse was born near Abbeville in February 1855. 

Fergus died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1860.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry. 

2c

Dosité, by his father's first wife, married Berthilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Landry and Madeleine Brasseaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1831.  Dosité died in Lafayette Parish in November 1832; the priest who recorded his burial said that Dosité was 24 years old when he died, but he was 27; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following January.  Evidently he and his wife had no sons, so his line of the family died with him.  

Descendants of Claude-Amable DUHON (1736-1811)

Claude-Amable, tenth and youngest son of Acadian family progenitor Jean-Baptiste Duon dit Lyonnais and Agnès Hébert, born at Annapolis Royal in February 1736, escaped the British roundup in 1755 and followed his brothers to Miramichi on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, where he married Marie-Josèphe, called Josèphe, another daughter of Michel Vincent and Anne-Marie Doiron of Pigiguit, in c1757; Marie-Josèphe was the sister of his brother Honoré's wife Anne-Marie.  Claude-Amable and Marie-Josèphe, along with his brothers, ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia, where they were held at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, now Windsor, Nova Scotia, in the early 1760s.  Claude-Amable followed his brothers to Louisiana in 1765 and settled with them at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Spanish officials counted Claude-Amable and his family on the right, or west, bank of the river in 1766 and 1769.  In 1770, Spanish officials counted them on the west bank at nearby Ascension, but later in the decade he took his family across the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, creating a western branch of the family with older brother Charles.  They settled near Charles and his family at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Clause Amable, called Amable dit Claude by the recording priest, died at his home on the Vermilion in December 1811; according to the priest, Amable was 87 years old when he died, but he was "only" 75.  He had only one son, born on the river, but the son married twice and had many sons of his own.  One of Claude-Amable's grandsons moved to upper Bayou Lafourche during the early antebellum period, but the rest of them remained on the prairies, in Lafayette, St. Martin, and St. Landry parishes.  They were especially plentiful on the upper Vermilion around present-day Lafayette. 

Joseph-Firmin, called Firmin, born at Ascension in c1771, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Trahan and Marie Boudreaux, at Attakapas in July 1788.  Marie-Madeleine was a native of Mordreaux, France, near St.-Malo, and had come to Louisiana with her family aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  She moved to the prairies from upper Bayou Lafourche only a short time before their marriage.  Their son Michel was born at Attakapas in September 1792, Charles le jeune in April 1794 but died at age 4 in May 1798, Joseph Firmin, fils, was born in November 1795, a son, name unrecorded, died 9 days after his birth in November 1800, Alexandre, also called Alexis, was born in November 1801, and Jean-Baptiste, also called Jean, Jean Firmin, and Firmin, in December 1803.  They also had a son named Delphin or Delphy.  Their daughters married into the Gobelet or Goplet, Leger, Raulin, and Trahan families.  Daughter Marie gave birth to son Joseph Duhon at Attakapas in December 1805; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the boy's baptism in April 1811 did not give the father's name.  Meanwhile, Firmin remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Lucien Bourg and Marie Élisabeth Trahan, at Attakapas in February 1805.  Their son Joseph Chevalier, called Chevalier, was born on the Vermilion in November 1810.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Chaon, Duhon, and Trahan families.  Firmin filed a succession record at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1813.  He died at his home on the upper Vermilion in June 1818; the priest who recorded his burial said that Firmin was "about 50 years" old when he died, but he was closer to 47; his postmortem succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following month.  His oldest son, by his first wife, moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, but his other fives sons remained in what became Lafayette Parish.  During the late antebellum period, some of his grandsons spread out to St. Landry, Vermilion, Calcasieu, and St. Martin parishes, but most of them remained in Lafayette Parish, especially around Youngsville. 

Michel, by his father's first wife, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Foret and Marie Blanchard, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in April 1809.  They lived on the upper Vermilion before moving to Bayou Lafourche in the 1810s.  Michel remarried to Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Hilaire Boudreaux and his Creole wife Anne Élisabeth Farguesine, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1827 and died in Assumption Parish, age 40, in April 1833.  Four of his fives sons by his first wife died young.  His youngest son, Paul Firmin, born posthumously in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1833, returned to the prairies, perhaps ending the family's presence along the upper Lafourche.

Paul Firmin, by his father's second wife, married cousin Oliva, daughter of Éloi Simon and his Acadian wife Adélaïde Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1851.  Their son Firmin was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1853, Cleopha near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1854, Joseph Demas in October 1855, Clete in Lafayette Parish in October 1857, Éloi near Youngsville in December 1861, and Albert in March 1866. 

Delphin, also called Delphi, Delphie, and Delphy, from his father's first wife, married cousin Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadians Athanase Trahan and Madeleine Thibodeaux of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1813.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Alexis was born in August 1815, Delphin, fils in November 1817, and Aurelien in February 1829.  They also had a son named Joseph.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Miller, and Trahan families.  Delphin, père's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in January 1847. 

Alexis married cousin Marie Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Julien Trahan and Marie Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1834.  Their son Alexis, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age unrecorded, in January 1836, Lasty at age 8 weeks in May 1838, Onésime was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1845, and François near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1853.  Later in the decade they were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish. 

Alexis, fils married cousin Celima or Selvina Trahan in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1864.  Their son Lucien was born near Youngsville in January 1865.  Alex, fils remarried to Marie Marcelienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Templet and his Creole wife Marcellite Ducharme, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1869, and sanctified the marriage at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1870. 

Delphin, fils married Marie Olive, daughter of fellow Acadians François Bourg and Seraphine Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1837.  Their son François was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, in January 1839.  They also had a son named Émile.  Their daughter married a Trahan cousin.  Delphin, fils remarried to cousin Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Jean Baptiste Trahan and his Creole wife Marie Marcellite Sellers widow of Onésime Trahan, at the Vermilionville church in January 1849.  Their son Camille was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1849, Joseph Neuville, called Neuville, in September 1851, Pierre Delphin in April 1853, and Donatien near Youngsville in July 1859.  Delphin, fils's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in April 1868; he would have been 51 years old that year. 

Émile, by his father's first wife, married Zulma, daughter of Duc Bonin and his Acadian wife his Acadian wife Marie Comeaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1866.

Neuville, by his father's second wife, married Émelie, daughter of Eugène Simon and Isabelle Whittington, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1869, and sanctified the marriage at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1870.

Joseph married cousin Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre dit Jani Trahan and his Creole wife Ursule Boulet and widow of François Achille Roy, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1846.  Their son Théogène was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1850, Pierre Omer or Homere in May 1852, and Philogène in St. Landry Parish in October 1860.  They were back in Lafayette Parish a few years later. 

Théogène married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Valérien Richard and Aspasie Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1868.

Pierre Homere married cousin Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadians Onésime Leger and Marie Marcellite Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1869.

Aurelien may have married German Creole Joséphine Schexnayder in Lafayette or Vermilion Parish in the early 1850s.  Their son Jean Aurelien was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1854, Delphi le jeune in March 1862, and Alcide in June 1869. 

Joseph Firmin, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Louise, called Louise, natural daughter of fellow Acadian Geneviève Theriot, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1813.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Firmin Onésime, called Onésime, was born in December 1814, David in August 1816, Joseph Biballier or Devalde, in January 1818, and a son, name unrecorded, died at age 15 days in October 1819.  Joseph Firmin, fils remarried to cousin Marie Isabelle or Élisabeth, called Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Trahan and Marie Trahan, at the St. Martinville church in May 1820.  They remained on the Vermilion.  Their son Rosémond was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1821, and Pierre in Lafayette Parish in June 1823.  

Onésime, by his father's first wife, married fellow Acadian Marguerite Trahan in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1835.  Did they have any children? 

Joseph Biballier, by his father's first wife, married Élisabeth or Isabelle, called Elisa, daughter of French Creole Noël Vasseur, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1837.  Their son Onésime Noël was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1845. 

Rosémond, by his father's second wife, married Meletienne, Féliciana, or Mélanie Hanks and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their son Firmin was born near Grand Coteau in January 1856, and Norbert le jeune on the Mermentau River in June 1866. 

Alexandre, by his father's first wife, married Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadians Hippolyte Savoie and Victoire Guilbeau of Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1819.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born in February 1820, Désiré in June 1828, Leufroi was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 7 months, in January 1832, Norbert at age 1 in September 1834, Alix at age 3 months in June 1836, and Clémile was born in January 1838.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Romero families.  Alexandre, called Alexis by the recording priest, died in Lafayette Parish in December 1861; he was 60 years old. 

Désiré may have married fellow Acadian Amelie LeBlanc and settled in Lafayette Parish by the early 1850s.

Norbert married Cidalise, daughter of Louis Sellers and his Acadian wife Aspasie Boudreaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1855; Cidalise's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Richard was born near Abbeville in April 1855, and  Alix le jeune near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in July 1858.  They were living on the Mermentau River at the end of the War of 1861-65.  Norbert may have remarried to French Creole Euphrasie Guillory of St. Landry Parish in the late 1860s. 

Clémile married Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadians Onésime Broussard and Celestine LeBlanc, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1861.  They lived in Calcasieu Parish before moving to the New Iberia area by the late 1860s. 

Jean Firmin, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Dulcine, called Dulcine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph dit Petit Duhon and his first wife Marie Rose Landry of Vermilion, probably in Lafayette Parish in the mid- or late 1820s.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1833, Jean Baptiste in Lafayette Parish in December 1837, and Jean Baptiste Firmin in October 1846.  Their daughters married into the Clark and Hanks families. 

Joseph Chevalier, by his father's second wife, married cousin Marie Célesie or Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadians François Bourg and Seraphie Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1829.  Their son Léoville was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1839 but died at age 15 in February 1855.  Their daughters married into the Clotioux and Trahan families.  Joseph Chevalier died in Lafayette Parish in October 1857; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Chevalier died "at age 52 yrs.," but he was only 46.  His line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him. 

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In 1785, three Acadian Duons came to Louisiana from France and were among the relatively few passengers aboard the Seven Ships who chose to settle on the western prairies:  

Marguerite Duon, age 44, crossed with husband Pierre Trahan, age 48, and six daughters, ages 23 to 8, on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Duon, age 42, widow of Alexandre Aucoin and Marguerite's sister, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were seven daughters, ages 24 to 7.  Isabelle never remarried.  She died at the home of her of son-in-law, Jean-Baptiste Simon, French-born husband of daughter Marie-Madeleine Aucoin, on the Vermilion in September 1817, in her early 70s.  

Joseph Duon, age 19, crossed alone on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December. 

Descendants of Joseph dit Gros DUHON (1766-; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais)

Joseph, second son of Cyprien Duon and Marguerite Landry and nephew of Charles and Claude-Amable, was born at Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in April 1766, where he became a plowman.  Dissatisfied with life in the mother country, he sailed to Louisiana in 1785 aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, alone.  After a short respite in New Orleans, he chose to join his kinsmen in the Attakapas District, where he married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Hébert and Théotiste Hébert, in February 1791.  They settled at Grand Prairie on the upper Vermilion near his uncles and cousins.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Duhon, and Lapointe families.  His neighbors called him Joseph dit Gros, or Big Joseph, to distinguish him from a younger cousin also named Joseph, whom they called Joseph dit Petit, or Little Joseph.  Big Joseph fathered at least nine sons, most of whom created families of their own, adding substantially to the number of Duhons on the western prairies.  One of his sons and some of his grandsons moved west to the Calcasieu prairies, but most of the others remained in Lafayette Parish, especially around Youngsville. 

1

Oldest son Joseph, fils, born at Attakapas in March 1792, probably died young.

2

Jean-Baptiste, born probably at Grand Prairie in June 1801, married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Trahan and Marie Trahan of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1820.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils, called Jean, fils, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age unrecorded, in February 1823.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Vincent families. 

Jean, fils married Eugènie, also called Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Célestin Landry and Marguerite Granger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1839.  Their son Onésime, called Lésime, was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1841, Célestin in November 1842, Émile in April 1847, and a child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in November 1852.  Their daughter married into the Guillot family. 

Lésime married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Dosité Hébert and Marie Emelite Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1859, and remarried to Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Ferdinand Trahan and Aspasie Boudreaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Adrien was born near Youngsville in March 1870. 

Célestin married cousin Céleste or Célise, daughter of Joseph Duhon and Emelite Cormier, his great uncle and aunt, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1860.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1861 but died at age 10 months in August 1862.  Célestin "from Butte à la Rose" died in Lafayette Parish in December 1862; he was only 20 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related.  His line of the family died with him. 

Émile married Amelina, daughter of Eucharist Montet and his Acadian wife Tarsille Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1866.

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Cyprien, born probably at Grand Prairie in June 1803, married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Granger and Pélagie Broussard of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1820.  Their son Jean Sarazin, called Sarazin, was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1820, Joseph Camille, called Camille, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 11 months, in September 1826, and Clairville was born in April 1828.  Their daughter married into the Faulk family.  By the 1840s, Cyprien had moved west of the Mermentau River to the Calcasieu prairies, where he and his sons herded cattle. 

3a

Sarazin married Marie Célanie, called Célanie, daughter of Joseph Faulk and his Acadian wife Victoire Broussard, probably in Lafayette Parish in the late 1830s.  They settled in Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Jean Émile was born in September 1841, Paul in January 1852, and Jean Baptiste in February 1856.

Jean Émile married Marie Stephanie Lagrange probably in Calcasieu Parish in the 1860s.  Their son Pierre was born probably in Calcasieu Parish in April 1868.

3b

Clairville married Marguerite Émelie, called Émelie, Ellender probably in Lafayette Parish in the mid-1840s.  They also settled in Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Cyprien le jeune was born in December 1847, and Donatien in May 1868.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family. 

3c

Camille married Agathe Melasie, called Melasie, daughter of Nathaniel Ellender and Christine Ellender, probably in Lafayette Parish in the late 1840s.  They also settled in Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Joseph Désiré was born in January 1851, and Jean in December 1852.  Camille remarried to Marie Lea Faulk probably in Calcasieu Parish by the late 1860s.

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Dosité, baptized at the home of Widow Baptiste Cormier at Grand Prairie, age 1, in July 1809, married Eugènie, called Jinny, daughter of fellow Acadians François Cormier and Scholastique LeBlanc, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1825.  Their son François Paulfile, called Paul, was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1831, Drosin in March 1836, Dosité, fils in July 1839, Édouard in November 1843, and Jean Numa in October 1855.  They also had a son named Joseph Terence, called Terence.  Their daughter married into the Montet family.  Dosité, père died in Lafayette Parish in September 1863; he was 55 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1865.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

4a

François Paul married Marie Aureline, called Aureline, daughter of Eucharist Montet and his Acadian wife Tarsille Bourg, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1849; François's sister Clémence married Aureline's brother Méance.  François and Aureline's son Onésime le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1850, Jules in October 1855, Lasty near Youngsville in September 1859, and Gustave in September 1861.  Their daughter married a Duhon cousin. 

4b

Joseph Terence married fellow Acadian Marie Émelie, called Émelie, Bourque in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1854.  Their son, name unrecorded, had been born in c1847 but died in Lafayette Parish, age 8, in November 1855.  They were living near Youngsville later in the decade. 

4c

Drosin married Émeline, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Arvillien Trahan and Marie Denise Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1855.  Their son Robert was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1856, Albert in February 1861, and Homer in August 1870. 

4d

Dosité, fils married Amelina, daughter of fellow Acadians Édouard Jean Broussard and Marie Louise Doucet, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1859.  Their son Jean Dupré was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1860.  Dosité, fils remarried to cousin Céleste or Célestine Duhon in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1864.  Their son Luc was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1868. 

5

Onésime, born on the Vermilion in February 1810, died from an accidental coup de fusil, or firing of a shotgun, in Lafayette Parish in November 1828.  He was only 18 1/2 years old and did not marry.  

6

Placide, born on the Vermilion in February 1812, married cousin Marie Doralise or Doralie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph dit Petit Duhon and Marie Rose Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1833.  Their son Placide, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1834, Joseph le jeune in December 1835 but died at age 11 1/2 in September 1847, and François Clovis was born in March 1844.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family.  Placide may have remarried to Mélanie Denaise.  If so, their son Cleopha was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1854. 

7

Julien, born on the Vermilion in January 1814, married cousin Maximilienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Frédéric Hébert and his Creole wife Marie Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1834.  Did they have any children? 

8

A son, name unrecorded, died at his parents' home on the Vermilion 7 days after his birth in July 1816.  

9

Youngest son Joseph, fils, the second of that name, baptized at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, age 3 months, in July 1818, married Émelie, also called Émelite, Melite, and Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Cormier and his Creole wife Thécle Meaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1835.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 10 days after its birth in July 1836, Joseph III was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in December 1837, Julien le jeune at age 4 months in April 1840, Lucien was born in July 1842, Arnold Demosthène, called Demosthène, in August 1851 but died at age 12 in September 1863, and Alcide was born in February 1857.  Their daughter married a Duhon cousin. 

Joseph III married Marie Aspasie, daughter of Pierre Lazare Dronet and his Acadian wife Marie Aspasie Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1858.  Their son Isidore was born near Youngsville in December 1868. 

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About the time of the Louisiana Purchase, a Duhon cousin from the Acadian Coast settled on the western prairies:

Descendants of Joseph dit Petit DUHON (1783-1829; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, Honoré)

Joseph, son of François Duhon and his first wife Élisabeth or Isabelle Landry, born at Ascension on the river in January 1783, married cousin Marie-Rose, called Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Marine Melançon, at either Ascension or Attakapas in c1801.  They joined his sisters and cousins on the western prairies and settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Duhon, and Trahan families.  His neighbors called him Joseph dit Petit, or Little Joseph, to distinguish him from an older cousin also named Joseph, whom they called Joseph dit Gros, or Big Joseph.  Joseph dit Petit filed a succession record at the St. Martinville courthouse in December 1820, indicating that his first wife had died by then.  He remarried to Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Broussard and  Céleste Hébert of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1821, and remarried again--his third marriage--to Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Pepin Hébert, père and Madeleine Trahan and widow of Benjamin Broussard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in January 1824.  Joseph dit Petit died in Lafayette Parish in October 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 51 years old when he died, but he was only 46; his post-mortem succession records were filed at the Vermilionville courthouse that month and the following June.  Both of his sons, from his first wife, married, but only one of their lines may have survived. 

1

Older son Agricole, by his father's first wife, born at Attakapas in July 1803, married cousin Marguerite Anastasie or Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin Duhon and Marguerite Bourg of Grand Prairie, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1821.  Agricole died in Lafayette Parish in November 1843; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Agricole died "at age 35 yrs.," but he was 40; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following April.  Did he father any sons?

2

Younger son Joseph Denis, by his father's first wife, born on the Vermilion in March 1815, married Marie Eurasie, daughter of Charles Baudoin and his Acadian wife Julie Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1838; Marie's mother was a Mouton.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1839.  Joseph Denis's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1851; he would have been 36 years old that year. 

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On the eve of the War of 1861-65, a Duhon family from St. James Parish crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled St. Landry Parish:

Descendants of Jean Simon/Siméon DUHON (1817-; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, Honoré, Jean, François-Marie, père)

Jean Simon or Siméon, called Jean, elder son of François Marie Duhon, fils and his first wife Eugènie Michel, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1817, married Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Richard and Madeleine Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1841.  They lived near Convent for two decades.  On the eve of the War of 1861-65, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled in St. Landry Parish.  One wonders what motivated the move.  Their daughter married into the Nezat and Zeringue families in St. Landry.

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Oldest son Paul Elphége, called Elphége, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1844, died in St. Landry Parish in October 1860.  He was only 16 years old. 

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Jean Alceste was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1846.

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Alfred was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1848.

4

Joseph was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1850.

5

Youngest son Alcie was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1856. 

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Other DUHONs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Duhons in the western parishes with known lines of the family there:

François, son of Joseph Duhon, died in Lafayette Parish, age 3, in July 1841.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name. 

Herminie Duhon, called Duyon, married Hermogène Guidry in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1845.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Armine, as she was called, and her husband, now called Hermogène Lejeune, sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1848.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names, so we have to wonder if Herminie and Armine Duhon/Duyon were the same person and whether her husband was a Guidry or a Lejeune

Aurelien Duhon married Ursule Blanchet and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1840s.

Scholastique, called Scolastie, Duhon gave birth to son Adolphe Clerville in Lafayette Parish in April 1848.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or intimate who were Scholastique's parents.  Adolphe married cousin Alesima, daughter of François Paul Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Méance was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1869. 

Treville Duhon married fellow Acadian Marie Eulalie, called Eulalie, Trahan.  Their son Joseph Despalière was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1850, Martial in July 1856, and Pierre Delphin in June 1868.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Leger families. 

Aurelien Duhon married fellow Acadian Marie Uranie, called Uranie, Dugas and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their son Valérien Cestia was born near Abbeville in August 1856, Charles in January 1859, Jean in November 1861, and Olivier in June 1870. 

"Mr. Duhon" died in Lafayette Parish in August 1852.  He was only 23 years old.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the unidentified young man's burial did not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Liza Duhon married Pierre Dose or Dolze, son of fellow Acadian Michel Dupuy, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1858.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Baptiste Duhon married French Canadian Joanna Quebedeaux and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1850s.  Their son William was born near Grand Coteau in August 1859, and Jean Baptiste, fils at Anse Quebedeaux near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1866. 

Zélia Duhon gave birth to son Joseph Désiré near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1859.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not name the father or give the mother's parents' names. 

Jean Alcide, called Alcide, Duhon married French Creole Élizabeth Meaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Jean Oneil was born near Abbeville in February 1862, and Félix in December 1867. 

Céleste Duhon married cousin Dosité Duhon, probably Dosité, fils, widower of Amelina Broussard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1864.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Pierre Duhon married Marie Hanks in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled on the Mermentau River.  Their son Jean Pierre, fils was born in November 1869. 

Jean Baptiste Duhon married Céleste Simon.  Their son Placide was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1866. 

Paul Pire, probably Pierre, Duhon married Elisreline or Accreline Montet.  Their son Dosithée was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1866, and François Guillaume in March 1869. 

Onésime Duhon married Céleste Thibeaux.  Their son Alcide was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in September 1866, and Joseph in October 1869. 

Mélanie Duhon married Éloi Marie at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in April 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Judging by the groom's surname, one wonders if the couple were free persons of color. 

Azélie Duhon married August Lacombe at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Gerasin Duhon married Rosema Fremin and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1860s.   

Jean Louis Duhon married Émelina Gody, perhaps Gaudet, and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1870. 

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

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

None of the Duons who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche.  By the 1810s, however, a Duhon from the western prairies settled on the upper bayou, creating a third center of family settlement that may not have remained there:  

Descendants of Michel DUHON (1792-1833; Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais, Claude-Amable)

Michel, eldest son of Joseph Firmin Duhon and his first wife Marie-Madeleine Trahan, born at Attakapas in September 1792, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Foret and Marie Blanchard, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in April 1809.  They settled at first on the upper Vermilion but moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the mid-1810s.  Their daughter Geneviève Célesie, called Célesie Geneviève by the recording priest, gave birth to son Adrien Rosémond in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1834; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  Geneviève Célesie married François Marie, son of fellow Acadian Blaise Julien Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1835.  One wonders if François Marie was Adrien Rosémond's father.  Another daughter married into the Forgi family.  Michel remarried to Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Hilaire Boudreaux and his Creole wife Anne Élisabeth Farguesine, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1827.  Michel died in Assumption Parish in April 1833; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that Michel died at "age 55 yrs.," but he was only 40.  Four of his five sons by his first wife died young, and his youngest son, by his second wife, returned to the western prairies.  The family's presence along the Lafourche, then, except for daughter Geneviève Célesie and her family, may have been a short one. 

1

Oldest son Michel Dosité, by his father's first wife, born on the upper Vermilion in February 1810, died at his parents' home the following May.  

2

Elias Firmin, called Hélie, from his father's first wife, born in Assumption Parish in September 1815, died in Assumption Parish at age 5 in September 1820.  

3

Jean, by his father's first wife, born in Assumption Parish in November 1820, died at age 9 months in August 1821.

3

Joseph Michel, by his father's first wife, was born in Assumption Parish in January 1823.  Did he marry? 

5

François, by his father's first wife, died in Assumption Parish at age 3 months in October 1825.  

6

Youngest son son Paul Firmin, by his father's second wife, born posthumously in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 183[3], married cousin Oliva, daughter of Éloi Simon and his Acadian wife Adélaïde Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1851.  They remained in Lafayette Parish, settling near Youngsville. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

A Dehon/Duon/Duhon who probably was not an Acadian settled on the river and upper Bayou Lafourche during the antebellum period: 

Joseph Julien Dehon "of Iberville" married Rosalie, daughter of Acadian Jean Charles Comeaux and widow of Jean Baptiste Cointment, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1812.   Their son Joseph Julien, fils, a twin, was born near St. Gabriel in October 1812, Clément Constant was baptized at the St. Gabriel church, age 9 months, in June 1817, and an infant, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in November 1818.  Clément Constant married Juliette, daughter of Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1839, and remarried to Sophie Clémence Lebasseur.  Their son Jean Baptiste Clément was born in Assumption Parish in December 1851.  Was Joseph Julien a Duhon, or was his surname actually Dehon, which would make him French Creole or Foreign French.  In the Baton Rouge diocesan church records, the editors place him and his son among the Duhons.  If he was an Acadian Duhon, who was his father?

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After the War of 1861-65, Duhons, described as hommes and femmes de couleur libre, or free men and women of color, perhaps former slaves of Acadian Duhons, lived in Lafayette Parish: 

Alfred E. Duhon, free man of color, married Marie Herpin, free woman of color, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Félicia Duhon, freedwoman, married Natalie Granger, freedman, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Sosthène, son of Joseph Duhon, married Mélanie, daughter of Marguerite Jean, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1870.  Judging by the bride's surname, the couple probably were persons of color. 

CONCLUSION

Though a Duon settled somewhat "late" in Acadia, three of his sons were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Honoré, Charles, and Claude-Amable Duon came to Louisiana in late 1765 from the prisoner of war compounds in Nova Scotia via St.-Domingue.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques and Ascension on what became known as the Acadian Coast.  Their name evolved into Duhon, perhaps from Spanish influence.  In the late 1770s, the two younger brothers, Charles and Claude, moved from the river to the Attakapas District and settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion near what is now downtown Lafayette.  In 1785, a nephew from France went directly to Grand Prairie to settle near his uncles.  Another nephew also came from France in 1785, but he took his family to San Bernardo, now St. Bernard Parish, on the river below New Orleans, where two of his sons created families of their own.  About the time of the Louisiana Purchase, one of the two family lines remaining on the Acadian Coast also moved to the Vermilion valley.  As a result of these migrations, the larger center of Duhon family settlement shifted eastward from the river to the western prairies, especially in what became Lafayette Parish, where it remained.  In the 1810s, Duhon cousins from the New Orleans area and from the prairies settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, but this third locus of family settlement remained small compared to the others; church records reveal, in fact, that the family's tenure along the bayou probably was a short one.  Later in the antebellum period, a Duhon from Ascension Parish moved upriver to Pointe Coupee Parish, where few Acadians settled, but most of his cousins on the river remained on the old Acadian Coast in St. James Parish.  However, a Duhon from St. James Parish moved to St. Landry Parish in the late 1850s.  Meanwhile, on the prairies, Duhons from Lafayette Parish migrated south and west into Vermilion and Calcasieu parishes.  Some ran cattle west of the Mermentau River, while other moved even farther west, to the Lake Charles area and into the coastal marshes of present-day Cameron Parish.  By the early twentieth century, Duhons had migrated to southeastern Texas, where they live in substantial numbers today in the Orange-Port Arthur-Beaumont area. 

During the antebellum period, a family with a similar-sounding surname--Dehon--settled near St. Gabriel on the river and on upper Bayou Lafourche.  After the War of 1861-65, freedmen and women and free persons of color who probably had been owned by members of the family bore the name Duhon.   The great majority of the Duhons of South Louisiana, however, are descendants of Jean-Baptiste dit Lyonnais of Port-Royal.  ...

In Louisiana, the family's named evolved from Duon to Duhon.  The family's name also is spelled D'Eon, D'Huan, D'Huon, Dillon, Dion, Douhone, Duan, Duant, Duhan, Duhans, Dujon, Duons, Duyon, Duyons.  This large Acadian family should not be confused with the much smaller Dillon family, who settled near the Duhons on the southwestern prairies and whose name was sometimes confused with the Duhons.  [See Book Ten for the family's Louisiana "begats"]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 535-37, 1158-59, 2335, 2481-86; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 125-26, 560; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; NOAR, vols. 2, 4, 6, 7; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 65-66; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 273-74, 309-10; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 66-67, 164-65; White, DGFA-1, 581-84; White, DGFA-1 English, 125.  

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Anne-Perpétué DUHON 01 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1745, probably Annapolis Royal; called Perpétué; daughter of Honoré DUHON & Anne-Marie VINCENT; sister of Francois & Jean, niece of Charles & Claude-Amable; arrived LA 1765, age 20; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Perpétué, age 21, with parents & brothers; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Perpétué, age 24, with parents; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Perpétué, age 24, with parents; married, age 30, Victor BLANCHARD, son of René BLANCHARD & Isabelle COMEAUX, 13 Feb 1775, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 25[sic], with husband & no children; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 1 other; died at her home on upper Vermilion, St. Martin Parish, 15 Sep 1817, age "about 72[sic]," buried next day in "parish cemetery" succession record dated Nov 1818, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Augustin-Marie DUHON 02 Nov 1785 SB born & baptized 20 Jun 1766, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Honoré DUHON le jeune & Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN; brother of Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis & Jean-Charles; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 20; married, age 20, Marguerite-Geneviève LEBLANC of St.-Servan, France, daughter of Charles LEBLANC & his second wife Marie-Madeleine GAUTREAUX, 4 Dec 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships
Charles DUHON 03 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born 29 May 1734, baptized 30 May 1734, Annapolis Royal; son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON dit Lyonnais & Agnès HÉBERT; brother of Claude-Amable & Honoré l'aîné; married, age 25, Marie-Josèphe PRÉJEAN, daughter of Charles PRÉJEAN & Françoise BOUDREAUX, c1759, Acadia; at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, Oct 1762; arrived LA 1765, age 31; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Carlos & Charles-Claude DUYON, age 30[sic], with wife Marie age 26, son Jean-Baptiste age 6, & daughter Marguerite age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 2 hogs, 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 38, right [west] bank, called Charles DUAN, age 35, with wife Marie age 33, sons Jean-Baptiste age 9, Michel age 10 mos., & daughter Margueritte age 5; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Charles D'HUAN, age 36, head of family number 7, with wife Marie-Joseph age 34, sons Jean-Baptiste age 10, Michel age 2, daughter Margueritte age 6, & 6 arpents; moved to Attakapas District, settled Grand Prairie on upper Vermilion; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Charle DUON, age 48, head of family number 98, with wife Marie-Josèphe age 40, sons Baptiste age 14, Michel age 9, Charle age 5, daughters Marguerite age 12, Marie-Rose age 6, & Magdeleine age 2, 0 slaves, 35 cattle, 5 horses, 6 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Charles DUONS, with 7 individuals, 80 animals, no arpents listed; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Ch DUHON, with 6 free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Carlos DUHON; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Claude-Amable DUHON 04 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born & baptized 16 Feb 1736, Annapolis Royal; called Amable; son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON dit Lyonnais & Agnès HÉBERT; brother of Charles & Honoré l'aîné; married, age 21, Marie-Josèphe VINCENT, daughter of Michel VINCENT & Anne-Marie DOIRON of Pigiguit, & sister of brother Honore's wife Anne-Marie, Miramichi, c1757; at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, Jul, Oct 1762; arrived LA 1765, age 27; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanoce Militia, called Claudio DUYON, age 28, with wife Marie age 27, & orphan Paul DUYON [probably JEANSONNE] age 12, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 2 guns; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 39, right [west] bank, called Claude DUAN, age 32, with Marie-Josèphe age 38, & orphan Paul JEANTONNE [JEANSONNE] age 14; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Claude D'HUAN, age 34, head of family number 8, with wife Marie-Josèph age 39, niece Francoise SPITRE [PITRE] age 6, & 6 arpents; moved to Attakapas District, settled Grand Prairie on upper Vermilion; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Claude DUON, age 45[sic], head of family number 97, with wife Josephe BLANCHARD[sic] age 40, son Firmin age 6, & orphan [niece] Françoise Nord-este(sic) [PITRE] age 12, 0 slaves, 20 cattle, 4 horses, 6 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Claude DUONS, with 4 unnamed individuals, 76 animals, no arpents listed; in Attakapas census, 1785, with 3 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave; died "at his home" on upper Vermilion, St. Martin Parish, 13 Dec 1811, age 87[sic], buried same day "in the parish cemetery"
Élisabeth/Isabelle DUHON 05 Nov 1785 Atk born 21 May 1743, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Madeleine VINCENT; sister of Honoré le jeune & Marguerite, niece of Charles, Claude-Amable, & Honoré l'aîné; exiled to VA 1755, age 12; deported to England 1756, age 13; married, age 16, Alexandre AUCOIN, son of Alexis AUCOIN & Anne-Marie BOURG, & widower of Marie TRAHAN, 22 Oct 1759, Liverpool, England; repatriated from Liverpool to Ploujean, Morlaix, France, 1763; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, Nov 1765, age 23; Family No. 66 at Loqueltoe, Sauzon, Belle-Île-en-Mer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Elisabeth DUHON, widow Alexandre AUCOIN, with 7 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 43, widow, head of family; died "at her son-in-law, Jean Baptiste SIMON, at Vermilion," St. Martin Parish, 5 Sep 1817, "at age about 67[sic] years," a widow, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"
François DUHON 06 1765 StJ, Asc born c1749, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Honoré DUHON & Anne-Marie VINCENT; brother of Anne-Perpétué & Jean, nephew of Charles & Claude-Amable; arrived LA 1765, age 16; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Inage DUYON, age 17, with parents & siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 136, left [east] bank, called François DOUAN, age 21, listed singly so a bachelor; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called François D'HUAN, age 21, head of "family" number 53, listed singly so still a bachelor, with 6 arpents; married, age 23, (1)Élisabeth/Isabelle LANDRY, daughter of Abraham LANDRY dit Petit Abram & his second wife Marguerite FLAN, 2 Nov 1772, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called François DUHAN, age 28, with wife Isabel age 22, daughters Adélaïde age 2, Isabel age 4 mos., 7 arpents next to brother Jean, 0 slaves 9 cattle, 2 horses, 0 sheep, 3 swine, 2 arms; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, called Francois DUHANS, fusileer; married, age 37, (2)Élisabeth/Isabelle DAROIS, daughter of Étienne DAROIS & Madeleine TRAHAN, 19 Apr 1786, Ascension; died [buried] Ascension 23 Nov 1789, age 40
Honoré DUHON l'aîné 07 1765 StJ, Asc born 24 Jul 1716, baptized 26 Jul 1716, Annapolis Royal; son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON dit Lyonnais & Agnès HÉBERT; brother of Charles & Claude-Amable; married, age 26, Anne-Marie VINCENT, called Marie, daughter of Michel VINCENT & Anne-Marie DOIRON of Pigiguit, & sister of brother Claude-Amable's wife Marie-Josèphe, c1742, probably Port-Royal; at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, Jul, Oct 1762; arrived LA 1765, age 49; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, called Honozar DUYON, age 50, with wife Marie age 53, sons Jean[-Baptiste] age 19, Francois age 17, & daughter [Anne-]Perpétué age 21, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 2 guns; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 40, right [west] bank, age 54, with wife Marie age 56, & daughter Perpétué age 24; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 55, head of family number 9, with wife Marie age 57, daughter Perpétué age 24, & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 61, with wife & family of son Jean; died [buried] Ascension 1 Jan 1784, age 69
Honoré DUHON le jeune 08 Nov 1785 SB born 16 Nov 1737, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Madeleine VINCENT; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle & Marguerite, nephew of Charles, Claude-Amable, & Honoré; exiled to VA 1755, age 18; deported to England 1756, age 19; married, age 21, Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN, daughter of Francois TRAHAN & Angélique MELANÇON, 14 Oct 1758, Liverpool, England; repatriated from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 26; carpenter; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, Nov 1765, age 29; Family No. 57 at Martha, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife & 4 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 47, head of family; died [buried] San Bernardo 4 Oct 1796, age 67[sic]
Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis DUHON 09 Nov 1785 SB born 25 Aug 1768, baptized next day, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Jacques; son of Honoré DUHON le jeune & Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN; brother of Augustin-Marie & Jean-Charles; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 17; married Anne AUTRAN, probably New Orleans, late 1780s; claimed land along Bayou Terre-aux-Boeufs, St. Bernard Parish, 1812
Jean DUHON 10 1765 StJ, Asc, StJ born c1747, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Honoré DUHON & Anne-Marie VINCENT; brother of Anne-Perpétué & François, nephew of Charles & Claude-Amable; arrived LA 1765, age 18; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Jean, age 19, with parents & siblings, 4 arpents & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 41, right [west] bank, called Jean, age 23, listed singly so probably still a bachelor; married, age 23, Anne LEBLANC, daughter of Joseph LEBLANC & Isabelle GAUDET, 28 May 1770, St.-Jacques; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Jean, age 23, head of family number 10, with wife Anne age 23, & no children; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Jean, age 30, head of family number 9, with wife Anne age 30, son Francois age 6, daughters Anne age 6, Marie age 1, father Honnorré age 61, mother Marie age 64, 6 arpents next to brother François, 1 slave, 28 cattle, 4 horses, 0 sheep, 8 swine, 2 arms; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Jean DUHANT, with 9 whites, 2 slaves, 4 qts. rice, 30 qts. corn; died [buried] St.-Jacques 17 Nov 1805, age 64[sic]
Jean-Baptiste DUHON 11 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born 10 Nov 1759, Acadia, baptized 1 Dec 1765, New Orleans; called Baptiste; son of Charles DUHON & Marie-Josèphe PREJEAN; brother of Marguerite, nephew of Claude-Amable & Honoré l'aîné; arrived LA 1765, age 6; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 6, with parents & sister; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 9, with parents & siblings; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 10, with parents & siblings; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Baptiste, age 14[sic], with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 22, Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX, daughter of Pierre GAUTREAUX & Louise THIBODEAUX, c1782, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1785, called B DUHON, with 4 free individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Batisto DUJON; died Lafayette Parish 2 p.m., 14 Apr 1827, age 78[sic], buried next day "in the church cemetery"
Jean-Baptiste DUHON 12 Aug 1785 BR born 3 Oct 1759, probably Liverpool, England; son of Cyprien DUHON & Marguerite LANDRY; brother of Joseph dit Gros, nephew of Charles, Claude-Amable, & Honoré l'aîné; deported from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 3; at Calastrene, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 6; plowman; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 25, listed singly
Jean-Charles DUHON 13 Nov 1785 SB born 26 Jun 1772, baptized next day, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Charles; son of Honoré DUHON le jeune & Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN; brother of Augustin-Marie & Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 13; never married; died [buried] San Bernardo 24 Sep 1799, age 22[sic]
Joseph dit Gros DUHON 14 Dec 1785 Atk born & baptized 11 Apr 1766, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Cyprien DUHON & Marguerite LANDRY; brother of Jean-Baptiste, nephew of Charles, Claude-Amable, & Honoré l'aîné; plowman; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 19, listed singly; settled Grand Prairie, Attakapas District; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Josef; married, age 25, Scholastique HÉBERT, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Théotiste HÉBERT, 2 Feb 1791, Attakapas, now St. Martinville
Marguerite DUHON 15 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born 6 Feb 1764, Nova Scotia, baptized 1 Dec 1765, New Orleans; daughter of Charles DUHON & Marie-Josèphe PRÉJEAN; sister of Jean-Baptiste, niece of Claude-Amable & Honoré l'aîné; arrived LA 1765, age 1 1/2; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 2, with parents & brother; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 5, with parents & brothers; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 6, with parents & brothers; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 12, with parents & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 20, Joseph dit Josime LEBLANC, son of Jean-Pierre LEBLANC & Osite MELANÇON, 10 Aug 1784, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband; died by Jan 1801, when her husband remarried at St.-Jacques
Marguerite DUHON 16 Sep 1785 Atk born c1741, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Madeleine VINCENT; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle & Honoré le jeune, niece of Charles, Claude-Amable, & Honoré l'aîné; exiled to VA 1755, age 14; deported to England 1756, age 15; married, age 17, Pierre TRAHAN, son of Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGLE of Pigiguit, 8 May 1758, Liverpool, England; repatriated to Morlaix, France, 1763, age 22; at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1767-77; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & 6 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 44

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Perpétué DUON; BRDR, 2:101, 262 (ASC-1, 129), her marriage record, dated 13 Feb 1775, calls her Anne-Perpétué DUHAM (DUHON), calls her husband Victor BLANCHARD, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne LEBLANC, Athanas TRAHAN, & Maturin LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:67, 284 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-4 1/2-78), another marriage record, dated 22 Sep 1786, calls her Perpétué DUHON, calls her husband Victor BLANCHARD, & gives no parents' names or any witnesses to her marriage, Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:331 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1128), her death/burial record, calls her Anne Perpétué DUHON, spouse of Victor BLANCHARD, "inhabitant at Vermillion," says she died "at age about 72 years at her home," that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:336 (SMCt.Hse.: Succ.#310), her succession record, calls her Perpétué DUHON m. Victor BLANCHARD, but does not give her parents' names.  See also De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 15.

Why are there conflicting dates for their marriage?  The earlier record, a church record, is followed here.  

02.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Augustin DUHON; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 125, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Augustin-Marie DUHON, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Augustin LEBESCONS & Cécile TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-63, under Lista parcial de vientitres casamientos acadianos arregalados par Navarro, 20 novembre 1785 [Partial List of 23 marriages Navarro arranged on 20 November 1785], A. Marriages celebrated on 20 November 1785, calls him Agustin DOUAN (son of Honorato DOUAN & Ana TRAHAM)/Augustin DUHON (son of Honoré DUHON & Anne TRAHAN, says he was in the 62nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi, &, calling him Agustin DUN [DUHON] of Berilamer [Belle-Île-en-Mer], details his marriage, calls his wife Margarita LEBLANC of St.-Malo, & gives his & her parents' names; NOAR, 4:109, 186 (SLC, M5, 42), his marriage record, calls him Agustin DUN, calls his wife Marguerite LEBLANC, "native of St.-Malo," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Ana DUN, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ.

His wife crossed from France on Le St.-Rémi, the ship just before his.  They probably knew one another in France.  According to a notation in Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-63, she died in a hospital at New Orleans soon after their marriage, but this is not so.  For details, see the footnote for her profile.  

03.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Charles DUON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2481, says he was born in 1734.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 164; De Ville, Southwest LA. Families, 1777, 15; "Fort Edward, 1761-62".  

The Cabanocé census of 1766 calls him Charles-Claude, but all other sources call him simply Charles.   

04.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Claude DUON, & lists him with his wife & his niece Francoise PITRE; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2482, calls him Claude-Amable DUON, says he was born in 1736 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says they were married at Miramichi, in today's New Brunswick, in c1757, that he was in Martinique & reached LA in 1766, that in 1769 he occupied lot number 39 on the west bank of the Mississippi at St.-Jacques, that orphan Paul DUON, born in 1754, lived with him, & that his children were Firmin, born in c1766, & Joseph in c1768 but gives no birthplaces; White, DGFA-1, 583, calls him Claude-Amable [DUON], gives his parents' names, details his birth & baptism, says his godparents were Simon LELBANC & Francoise BOURGEOIS, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says that, according to the testimony of the Acadians at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, he married her at Miramichi in c1757, says he was counted at Cabahannocer [St.-Jacques] in 1766, age 28, & in 1769, age 32, at Ascension in 1770, age 34, at Vermilion in 1803, age 71(sic), & that he was buried at St.-Martinville on 14 Dec 1811, age 87 (sic); Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:331 (SM Ch.: v.4, #742), his death/burial record, calls him Amable dit Claude DUHON, "inhabitant at Vermillion, a native of Acadie," says he died "at age 87 years at his home," that he was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 165; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 15; "Fort Edward, 1761-62".  

White says nothing of his being at Martinique before he reached LA, so Arsenault's notation is ignored here.  His youngest sister Rosalie, who had been exiled to New York with his widowed mother in 1755, was counted at Champflore, Martinique, in 1766 and remarried on the island in Jan 1770.  See White, DGFA-1, 584.

His appearance in the Cabanocé census of Apr 1766 means he reached LA in 1765.  Note that he stood as godfather for his niece Marguerite DUHON, daughter of brother Charles, at New Orleans on 1 Dec 1765.  See NOAR, 2:105 (SLC, B5, 108).  

The orphan who lived with him at Cabanocé in 1769 was probably Paul JEANSONNE, not Paul DUHON.  

Despite Arsenault's claim, Claude & his wife had only a single son, Joseph-Firmin, born at Ascension in c1771.  

05.  Wall of Names, 42, calls her Élisabeth DUHON veuve AU COIN; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 554; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 2; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:333 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1126), her death/burial record, calls her Isabelle DUHON, native of Acadie, wid. of Alexandre AUCOIN, "inhabitant at Vermillion,", says she died "at age about 67 years at her son-in-law, Jean Baptiste SIMON, at Vermillion," that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501.

06.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him François DUON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2483, says he & his first wife were married c1770; BRDR, 2:263, 422 (ASC-1, 121), record of his first marriage, calls him François DUHAM (DUHON), calls his wife Élisabeth LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Mathieu LANDRY & Joseph LANDRY; BRDR, 2:223, 263 (ASC-2, 1), the record of his second marriage, calls him François DUHON, calls his wife Isabelle DAROIS, does not give any parents' names nor the name of his first wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Esteban DAROIS [her father] & Abraham SANCHES; BRDR, 2:262 (ASC-4, 5, #10), his death/burial record, calls him Francisco DUHON, age 40 years, but does not give his parents' or wives' names.

07.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Honoré DUON; White, DGFA-1, 582.  See also "Fort Edward, 1761-62".  

08.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Honnoré DUHON; NOAR, 6:104 (SLC, F4, 37), his death/burial record, calls him Honorato DUHON, native of Acadia, resident of St. Bernard Parish of the Turn, 67 yr., sp. Ana TRAHAN, but does not give his parents' names.  See also Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 560.

09.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Jacques DUHON; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 125, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis DUHON, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Jacques AUBERT & Élizabeth DETAILLES.

10.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Jean DUON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2481, 2482, calls him Jean-Baptiste; BRDR, 2:263, 460 (SJA-1, 42a), his marriage record, calls him Jean DUHON, "Acadian by nationality," calls his wife Anne LE BLANC, "Acadian by nationality," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Honoré TRAHAN & Simon LEBLANC; BRDR, 3:293 (SJA-4, 27), his death/burial record, calls him Jean DUHON, age 64 yrs., husband of Anne LEBLANC, & gives his parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 165, 174; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 1, 10.

Wall of Names, his marriage & burial records, & the censuses in which he is found call him simply Jean, so he may not have had a middle name despite what Arsenault says.

11.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUON; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2483, calls his wife Marie-Josephine, & says she was the daughter of Charles GAUTREAUX & Louise THIBODEAUX; NOAR, 2:105 (SLC, B5, 108), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Baptise DUHAN, does not give his birthplace, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Pierre BLANCHARD & Josèphe VINCENT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:262-63 (Laf.Ch.: v.2, p.40, #116), his death/burial record, calls him Baptiste DUHON, spouse of Marie GAUTREAUX, says he died "at age 78 years," & was buried "in the church cemetery," but does not give his parents' names.

His baptismal record gives an idea of when his family reached New Orleans--probably on one of the last of the 1765 ships from Halifax via St.-Domingue, perhaps one that arrived in Nov.    

Wall of Names does not list a Marie-Josephine GAUTREAUX.  The only Charles GAUTREAUXs who came to LA arrived in 1785.  None of them was married to Louise THIBODEAUX.  He probably meant Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX, who, according to Wall of Names, 17, was daughter of Pierre GAUTREAUX & Louise THIBODEAUX.  

12.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean-Baptiste DUHON, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 560, calls him Jean-Baptiste [DUON], gives his parents' names, his birth date but not his birthplace, & says his family "was held at Liverpool, England, entered France at Morlaix, three other children were born in Belle-Île, part of this family was at Belle-Île in 1792," & was  family no. 56 at Calastren, Bangor, in 1765; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUHON, garçon, laboureur, age 25, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista DOUHONE, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste DUHON, young man, plowman, age 25, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 42nd "Family" aboard Le Beaumont with no one else.  

His identity is only a guess based on how close his estimated birth year, taken from the passenger list of Le Beaumont, conforms to the birth date of the Jean-Baptiste DUON at Belle-Île-en-Mer.  One wonders, however, if he actually may have been the Jean-Baptiste DOIRON who missed the ship his family took to LA in 1785--Le Beaumont--& took, instead, La Caroline, the last of the 7 Ships.  Jean-Baptiste DOIRON also was 25 years old in 1785.  I have not found this Jean-Baptiste DUHON in a LA record, so the possibility still stands.  

If this was the Jean-Baptiste DUON at Belle-Île-en-Mer, why didn't he go to the Attakapas District with his younger brother Joseph dit Gros to join 2 of their uncles who were already there, or, conversely, why didn't his younger brother, who arrived on the last of the 7 Ships, follow Jean-Baptiste to Manchac/Baton Rouge?  I am, assuming, of course, that Jean-Baptiste went to the Baton Rouge area with the majority of the passengers from his ship. 

What happened to him in LA?

13.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Jean-Charles DUHON; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 125, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Charles DUHON, gives his parents' names, but does not give his godparents' names; NOAR, 6:104 (SLC, F4, 79), his death/burial record, calls him Carlos DUHON, native of France, 22 yr., bachelor, & calls his parents Honorato [DUHON] & Ana OTRAND.

14.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him Joseph DUHON, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 125, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph DUHON, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were René TRAHAN & Marie-Catherine LELUC; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:282-83, 418 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio C, #8), his marriage investigation, calls him Joseph DUHON "of Belisle en Mer, bt. in the parish of the city, 25 yrs. old," calls his wife Scholastique HÉBERT "of Maurepas, bt. in Attakapas, 15 yrs. old," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his investigation were Charles DUHON "of this parish, uncle of Joseph HÉBERT, an orphan," Louis TRAHAN, Athanase HÉBERT, & Félix LOPEZ; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:282-83, 418 (SM Ch.: v.4, #52), his marriage record, calls him Joseph DUHON "of Belle Isle en Mer, in Bengor parish," calls his wife Scholastique HÉBERT "of Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Félix LOPES, Charles HÉBERT, Charles DUHON [his uncle], Louis TRAHAN, & Claude DUHON [his uncle].

His dit is from his children's marriage records in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 2-B.  Evidently his neighbors used the dit to distinguish him from a cousin also named Joseph DUHON, who was called Petit.  

When did he go to the Attakapas District?  Straight from New Orleans in early 1786?  His uncles Charles & Claude-Amable, who came to LA from Halifax in 1765, settled first on the river before crossing the Basin to Attakapas in the 1770s.  Was their presence at Attakapas in 1785 the reason why he went there?  His older brother, who came to LA on an earlier one of the 7 Ships, went to the Baton Rouge area.  See above.  Why didn't Joseph go there?  Was he closer to his uncles than to his own brother? 

15.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marguerite DUON; NOAR, 2:105 (SLC, B5, 108), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Margueritte DUHAN, does not give her birthplace, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Claude DUHAN [her uncle] & Anne MARTIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:283, 500 (SM Ch.: v.3, #9), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite DUON "d'Acadie," calls her husband Josine LE BLANC "d'Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives no witnesses to her marriage. 

16.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marguerite DUHON, & lists her with her husband & 6 children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2603, her husband's profile in the LA section, calls her Marguerite DUON, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including place & date, says her family was at Morlaix in 1764 & at Belle-Île-en-Mer from 1767-77, & lists her children as Marie-Élizabeth [TRAHAN], born in 1759 but gives no birthplace, Geneviève [TRAHAN], born in 1762 but gives no birthplace, Jean-Baptiste [TRAHAN], born in 1764 but gives no birthplace, Élizabeth-Appoline [TRAHAN], born in 1767 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Marguerite [TRAHAN], born in 1768 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Jeanne [TRAHAN], born in 1770 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Anne [TRAHAN], born in 1772 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Françoise [TRAHAN], born in 1774 but gives no birthplace, Marie-Madeleine [TRAHAN], born in 1775 but gives no birthplace, & Joseph-Marie [TRAHAN], born in 1777 but gives no birthplace; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 169-70, Family No. 306, calls her Marguerite DUON, gives her birthplace & death but not her parents' names, details her marriage, says she was married in c1762 but gives no place of marriage, does not give her or her husband's parents' names, includes the death/burial records of daughter Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN, died age 4 & buried 2 May 1779 at St.-Similien, Nantes, & son Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, buried 22 Mar 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Marguerite DUHON, sa [Pierre TRAHAN's] feme, age 44, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite DUHON, his [Pierre TRAHAN's] wife, age 44, on the complete listing, says she was in the 35th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 6 children, & that she married in c1762 but gives no place of marriage.  

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