APPENDICES

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

DUPUIS/DUPUY

[doo-PWEE]

ACADIA

Michel Dupuis, born perhaps at La Chaussée near Blois, in the Orleanais region of the Loire valley in France, in c1637, married Marie, daughter of François Gautrot and his first wife Marie ____ and widow of _____ Potet, at Port-Royal in c1664.  They had five children, three of them sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.   One of Michel and Marie's daughters married into the Flan family.  Michel died at Port-Royal in the early 1700s. 

Oldest son Martin, born in c1665, married Marie, daughter of René Landry le jeune and Marie Bernard, at Port-Royal in c1686.  They had 13 children, including five sons who married into the Richard, Babin, Dugas, Granger, LeBlanc, and Trahan families.  Martin and Marie's eight daughters married into the Hébert, Blanchard, LeBlanc, Babin, Aucoin, and Robichaud dit Cadet families.  The family settled at Minas, where Martin died in August 1713, age 48.  His descendants were especially numerous at Rivière-aux-Canards, or the River of the Ducks.  

Pierre, born in August 1671, the year of the first Acadian census, married Madeleine, daughter of René Landry l'aîné and Perrine Bourg and widow of René Richard dit Beaupré, at Port-Royal in c1692.  They had four children, including two sons who married into the LeBlanc and Richard families.  Their two daughters married into the Hébert and Blanchard families.  They remained at Port-Royal, where Pierre died in September 1709, age 37.  

Youngest son Jean, born in c1675, married Anne-Madeleine, daughter of René Richard dit Beaupré and Madeleine Landry, at Port-Royal in November 1699.  They had 12 children, including fives sons who married into the Breau, Comeau, Brun, Bourgeois, and Savoie families.  Jean and Anne-Madeleine's six daughters married into the Savoie, LeBlanc, Breau, Brun dit LeBrun, Blanchard, and Pellerin families.  They, too, remained at Port-Royal, where Jean died in January 1740, age 65.

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

By 1755, descendants of Michel Dupuis could be found at Annapolis Royal, Minas, Chignecto, and on Île St.-Jean.  

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Another Dupuis family, this one from Canada, settled in greater Acadia.  Louis dit Parisien, son of Guillaume Dupuis and Marie Maudemé of St.-Sulpice, Paris, born in the city in c1658, probably was no kin to Michel Dupeux dit Dupuis.  Louis went to Canada and became a voyageur and a soldier.  At age 30, he married Barbe, 22-year-old daughter of Toussaint Dubeau and Marguerite Damy, at Québec in January 1688.  Between 1688 and 1705, at either Québec or Laprairie across from Montréal, Barbe gave the voyageur seven children, two sons and five daughters.  Louis dit Parisien died before February 1724, in his 60s.  Four of his daughters married into the Gagné dit Dabigeon, Saux dit La Croix, Tessier, Grandin or Grondin, Petit, Milly dit La Croix, and La Borde families at Laprairie.  His younger son Jean dit Parisien married into the Tessier famliy at Laprairie.  This family's association with greater Acadia is a tenuous one.  The youngest daughter, Louise-Marguerite, lived on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, with her second husband beginning in 1734, so only she would have been remotely "Acadian." 

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In 1687, Sieur Paul Dupuy received a seigneurial grant on the lower Gulf of St. Lawrence shore at St.-Paul above Baie-Verte. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Dupuiss were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  In 1765, a Dupuis family led by a widow, and a Dupuis wife, came to the colony from Halifax and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before:

Anne Gaudet, age 41, widow of Michel Dupuis, came with two daughters, Marie, age 14, and Monique, age 11, and nephew Joseph Dupuis, age 14.  Anne's daughters married into the Arceneaux, Blanchard, and Boudreaux families and settled at St.-Jacques, as did nephew Joseph.  Anne remarried to fellow Acadian Olivier Boudreaux and remained at St.-Jacques.  Daughter Marie, widow of Joseph Blanchard and Joseph Arceneaux, died in St. James Parish in April 1833, in her early 80s.  Daughter Monique, widow of Simon Boudreaux, died "at her home" in St. James Parish in November 1846; she was 93 years old.  Meanwhile, nephew Joseph took his family to the western prairies in c1800 and started a western branch of the family.  

Anne Dupuis, age 24, came with husband Pierre Forest, age 26, and no children.  Anne died at St.-Jacques in the late 1760s.  

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In 1766, the first contingent of exiles from Maryland reached the colony.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where their relatives from Halifax had gone the year before.  Among the Maryland arrivals was a young, unmarried Dupuis:

Osite Dupuis, age 20, came alone.  She married Jean-Baptiste, son of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Melançon, at Cabanocé in May 1768.  They were counted on the left, or east, bank, of the river at St.-Jacques in 1777.  

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The arrival date of five Dupuiss who settled on the river is not easy to pinpoint, but their origins and their relationships emerge from careful scrutiny of available records:

Siblings Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, born in c1752, Simon-Joseph, called Joseph, in c1754, Marie-Madeleine in c1755, and Pierre in c1765, children of Antoine Dupuis and Marguerite Boudrot of Rivière-aux-Canards, and their uncle Joseph Dupuis, born in c1736, first appear in Louisiana records in July 1767, when Spanish officials counted them at New Orleans.  Records show that members of this family had been exiled to Connecticut in 1755, that they were still in that colony in 1763, that Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, Simon-Joseph, and Pierre's father Antoine had died at Le Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, in August 1765, and that two of their brothers--Antoine, fils and another Pierre--had died there even earlier, in September 1764.  The five Dupuis at New Orleans in July 1767 were likely, then, among the relatively few Acadians who came to Louisiana directly from French St.-Domingue.  After their respite in New Orleans, they went to St.-Gabriel, where the 1767 exiles from Maryland had settled.  Joseph the uncle, in his early 30s, married at St.-Gabriel in March 1769.  Marie-Madeleine married Jean-Baptiste dit Petit-Jean, son of fellow Acadian François Hébert of Grand-Pré, at St.-Gabriel the following May.  Baptiste and Simon-Joseph also settled at St.-Gabriel, though they married at nearby Ascension.  Pierre evidently never married and died at St.-Gabriel still a young man.  Most of the Dupuiss of the lower Mississippi Valley, and many on the western prairies, are descended from Joseph and two of his nephews:

Descendants of Joseph DUPUIS (c1736-1781; Michel, Martin)

Joseph, fourth son of Antoine Dupuis, père and his second wife Marie-Josèphe Dugas, born at Rivière-aux-Canards in c1736, was deported to one of the British seaboard colonies in the fall of 1755.  He followed older brothers Antoine, fils and Simon-Pierre and a younger sister to French St.-Domingue in the early 1760s.  After his brothers and sister died at Le Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, in 1764 and 1765, Joseph took four of his brother Antoine, fils's children, including an infant, to Louisiana in the late 1760s.  Spanish officials counted them at New Orleans in July 1767.  Joseph settled upriver at St.-Gabriel, where he married Anne-Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Hébert, in March 1769; Joseph was 33 years old at the time of the wedding.  Spanish officials counted them near his nephews on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Hamilton, Hébert, and Rinbaud families.  Joseph died at St.-Gabriel in December 1781; he was only 45 years old.  All four of his sons married and settled in the St. Gabriel area.  Some of his grandsons moved up to West Baton Rouge Parish, and another down to Ascension Parish, but most of them remained in Iberville Parish, either near St. Gabriel or across the river at Plaquemine.  Soon after the War of 1861-65, at least three of his descendants left the river and moved to Iberia Parish on lower Bayou Teche. 

1

Oldest son Aubry-Joseph or Joseph-Aubry, called Aubry, born probably at St.-Gabriel in c1771, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of Balthazar DeVillier, "captain of the Pointe Coupée Post," and Marie-Françoise Voisin of New Orleans, at St.-Gabriel in April 1792.  Their son Balthazar, also called Barthélemy, was born at St.-Gabriel in January 1795.  Their daughters married into the Black, Orillion, and Rills families.  Aubry remarried to Eugènie, daughter of Louis Leonard and Marie Anne Dardennes and widow of Laurent Dupré, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1810.  Their son Joseph Adolphe, called Adolphe, was born near St. Gabriel in July 1811, and Pierre Aubry in January 1814 but died at age 15 in August 1829.  Aubry died near St. Gabriel in May 1830, in his late 50s.  

1a

Balthazar, by his father's first wife, married Marie Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of Charles François Marrionneaux and Marie Jeanne Guiot, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1814.  Their son Guillaume or William Balthazar was born near St. Gabriel in August 1820, and Charles Oscar, called Oscar, in February 1825.  Their daughter married into the Lauve family.  Balthazar remarried to Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of Louis Marrionneaux and Céleste Dardennes and cousin of his first wife, at the St. Gabriel church in September 1834.  Their son Joseph Achille, called Achille, was born near St. Gabriel in February 1840, Albert in August 1841, Césaire in February 1845, Octave in June 1838, Eugène Lodry near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in February 1849, Anthony Alvar in December 1853, and Paul Despane in April 1852 when his father was in his late 50s.  Their daughters married into the Cropper and Lauve families.

Guillaume Balthazar, by his father's first wife, married Marie Louise or Louise Marie Clothilde, daughter of Thomas Mille and his Acadian wife Marie Virginia Hébert, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1843; Marie's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Guillaume Oscar was born near St. Gabriel in February 1844, Joseph Omer or Homere Joseph in August 1845, and Thomas Balthazar, born posthumously, died at age 4 months in May 1847.  William Balthazar died near St. Gabriel in December 1846; he was only 26 years old. 

Homere Joseph married Marie, daughter of Jules Blanchet and Caroline Ratier, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, in February 1870. 

Oscar, by his father's first wife, married Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadians Ursin Landry and Emerante Hébert, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1850.  Their son Jacob Isaac was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in May 1853, Paul Aaron in July 1860, and Charles Ignace in October 1862. 

Joseph Achille, by his father's second wife, married Pamela Aloysia, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Hilaire Bergeron and his Acadian wife Amelina Landry, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in July 1869; Pamela's mother was a Landry.  They settled near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish. 

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Adolphe, by his father's second wife, married Uranie or Marie Domitille, called Domitille, daughter of Joseph Thomas Rills and Marianne Céleste Marrionneaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1835.  Their son Joseph Adolphe, fils had been born near St. Gabriel in December 1832, Charles Émile, called Émile, in October 1834, Hermogène Rodolphe in March 1839, Césaire Théodore, called Théodore, in April 1841, Joseph Aubry le jeune in May 1843, and Jean Louis Philogène in April 1845.  They were living near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in the early 1850s.  Their daughter married into the Marrionneaux family. 

Charles Émile married cousin Marie Céleste, daughter of Daniel Holliday and Pauline Marrionneaux, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in June 1859.  Their son Francis Louisiana was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1861, and Joseph Adolphe in May 1866. 

Césaire Théodore married cousin Marie Zulma, called Zulma, another daughter of Daniel Holliday and Pauline Marrionneaux, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in April 1865.  Their son Daniel Théodore was born near Plaquemine in October 1866.

Joseph Aubry le jeune married Mary Isabella Pardo.  Their son Joseph Aubry, fils was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in December 1867.

Hermogène Rodolphe married Hellen H., daughter of Sébastien U. D. Schlatre and Anne E. Wright, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in June 1868.

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Jean, born at St.-Gabriel in January 1773, married Marie Marine, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Clouâtre and Madeleine Boudreau and widow of ____, at St.-Gabriel in September 1797.  Their son Joseph le jeune, also called Pierre Joseph, was baptized at St.-Gabriel, age unrecorded, in December 1800.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Dugas, and Roth families.  Jean died at St.-Gabriel in April 1802; he was only 28 years old.  

Joseph le jeune married Marie Sarasine, called Sarasine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Orillion and his Creole wife Clothilde Marrionneaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in December 1825.  They settled near the boundary of Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Jean Israël, called Israël, was born in June 1828 but died at age 5 in July 1833, Joseph Victor, called Victor, was born in April 1834 but died at age 14 in June 1848, Honoré Jean Joseph was born in February 1836, Joseph in March 1838, Joseph Omere in March 1840, and Pierre Voltaire, called Voltaire, in March 1848.  Their daughters married into the Barbay, Breaux, Courte, Landry, and Orillion families. 

Honoré married Telvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles LeBlanc and his Creole wife Euphrasie Trosclair, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1860.  They settled near Plaquemine, across the river from St. Gabriel.  Honoré may have remarried to French Creole Nancy Marrionneaux.  Their son William was born near Plaquemine in December 1866. 

Voltaire married Amanda, daughter of Jean Baptiste Bajon and Elvina Frederich, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in February 1869. 

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Magloire, baptized at St.-Gabriel, age unrecorded, in May 1777, married Henriette, daughter of Jean Serrette and Anne Sigur, at St.-Gabriel in June 1801.  Their son Magloire, fils was born near St.-Gabriel in April 1805, Édouard near Baton Rouge in October 1809, and Adolphe Arsène in July 1812.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Labauve, and Landry families. 

3a

Magloire, fils married Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Hébert and Marguerite Gautreaux, of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1827.  Their son Magloire III was born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in February 1836.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Hébert, and Lejeune families and perhaps into the Bolsineur family as well. 

3b

Édouard married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadians Amand Landry and Marie Marthe Hébert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1834.  Their son Édouard, fils was born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in February 1835 but died at age 16 in November 1851, and Oscar was born in December 1842.  Their daughter married into the Bauer family. 

Oscar, called P. Oscar by the recording priest, married cousin M. Zoe, daughter of fellow Acadians Valière Landry and Marie Adèle Landry, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1866.

3c

Adolphe married Eléonore, called Léonore and Léontine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Babin and Marine Hébert, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1835.  They settled near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Léon Adolphe was born in May 1837, Jules in August 1839, and twins Jean Fenelon and Joseph Odillon in January 1857, but both boys died the following April.  Their daughters married into the Crochet, Hébert, Peyronnin, and Possner families. 

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Youngest son Hippolyte-Paul or Paul-Hippolyte, called Paulin, born at St.-Gabriel in January 17[7]9, married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine and also Marguerite, daughter of Jacques Schlatre and Barbara Kleinpeter, at St.-Gabriel in January 1800.  Their son Paulin, fils was born near St.-Gabriel in April 1804, Louis Faustin, called Faustin, in June 1806, Joseph Valsin or Valsin Joseph in November 1815, and Pierre Valéry in August 1820.  Their daughters married into the Flognes or Folgny, Godberry or Goldberry, Hébert, and Mille families. 

4a

Paulin, fils married French Creole Marie Victoire or Victorine Marrionneaux probably at St. Gabriel in the early 1830s.  Their infant child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at St. Gabriel in March 1835, Amilcar was born in August 1837, Norbert Roselius in May 1839, Arvillien in July 1842, Valière Pierre in May 1846, and Arthur was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in January 1849.  Their daughter married into the Landry and Orillion families. 

Amilcar married Euphémie Henrietta, daughter of Joseph Kleinpeter and Caroline Dardenne, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in May 1858.

Norbert Roselius married Laura or Laure Euphémie or Stephanie, daughter of Charles N. Bruslé and Euphèmie Rils, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in April 1861.  Their son Paulin Roselius was born near St. Gabriel in October 1864, and Charles Nicholas Bruslé near Plaquemine in March 1868. 

Auvillien married Harriet, daughter of John Schlatre and Nancy Dodd, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in April 1869.  Their son William was born near Plaquemine in April 1870. 

4b

Faustin married Marie Honorine, called Honorine, daughter of Jacques DeVillier or Villiers and Isabelle Frachebois, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1835.  Their son Omer was born probably near St. Gabriel in c1835 or 1836 and died at "age 5 or 6 yrs." in March 1841, Louis Alcée or Alcée Louis was born in January 1841, and Paul Adonis in February 1847.  Their two married sons left the river and moved to the lower Bayou Teche valley soon after the War of 1861-65. 

Alcée Louis married Élisabeth, another daughter of Jean Schlatre and Nancy Dodd, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in January 1867.  Soon after their marriage, they moved to lower Bayou Teche.  Their son William Louis was born near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in May 1869. 

Paul Adonis married Julia, daughter of François Mestayer and Euphèmie Ida Meyer, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, in May 1869.  Their son Paul Adonis, fils was born near New Iberia in March 1870. 

4c

Valsin Joseph married first cousin Hélène, or Ellen, daughter of Joseph Schlatre and Catherine Kalk, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1846; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Paul le jeune was born near St. Gabriel in January 1848, and William Morgan was baptized at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, age 3, in January 1867. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS (c1752-1831; Michel, Martin, Antoine)

Jean-Baptiste, oldest survivng son of Antoine Dupuis, fils and Marguerite Boudrot, born probably at Rivière-aux-Canards in c1752, was deported with his family to Connecticut in the fall of 1755 and was still with them there in August 1763.  He followed them to French St.-Domingue in the early 1760s.  After an uncle, an aunt, and his father died at Le Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, in 1764 and 1765, he and three of his siblings followed his uncle Joseph Dupuis to Louisiana.  Spanish officials counted them at New Orleans in July 1767.  He followed his uncle to St.-Gabriel in the late 1760s and married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexis Benoit and Marie Comeau, at nearby Ascension in February 1775.  Spanish officials counted them near his uncle and a younger brother on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Guidry, Hébert, Henry, and Tullier families.  As the baptismal record of one of their sons reveals, they were in the Attakapas District, west of the Atchafalaya Basin, in the early 1780s.  If so, they would have been the first Dupuis family to reside west of the Basin.  As other church records reveal, however, they did not settle on the prairies but returned to St.-Gabriel.  Most likely they were only visiting relatives on the Teche; Isabelle's sister Anne was the second wife of Attakapas shaker and mover Amand Broussard dit Beausoleil, youngest son of the famous resistance leader Joseph dit Beausoleil, and Anne and Amand lived at Fausse Pointe on lower Bayou Teche, so that is probably who they visited.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Marie Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Landry and Anne Theriot and widow of André Martin, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1816; he was 64 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  His children were all by his first wife.  Jean Baptiste died in St. Martin Parish in May 1831; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 81 years old when he died; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month.  Four of his seven sons married.  Three of them and one of his daughters settled on Bayou Teche, where, as his burial record reveals, Jean-Baptiste lived during his final days.  One of his married sons and most of his daughters remained on the river, and one of the sons who moved to Bayou Teche returned to the river by the late 1840s.  Some of Jean Baptiste's grandsons settled near Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

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Oldest son Hippolyte-Joachim, by his father's first wife, born probably at St.-Gabriel in c1777, married Anne-Marie-Josèphe-Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Doucet and Anne Comeaux, at St.-Gabriel in January 1800.  Their son Jean-Baptiste le jeune was born at St.-Gabriel in April 1801 but died at age 1 in June 1802, Charles Maigne was born in January 1805, Hippolyte, fils in July 1808, Maurice Drosin in March 1810, Joachim in March 1812 but died near St. Gabriel, age 14 months, in July 1813, Léon was born in February 1814; and Adolph at Grande Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in August 1821.  As their youngest son's birth record reveals, in the late 1810s or early 1820s, Hippolyte Joachim moved his family to upper Bayou Teche and settled near his cousins.  

2

Jean-Baptiste, fils, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel or Attakapas in June 1783 and baptized at Attakapas in October 1784, probably died young.

3

Benoît, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in March 1786, probably died young.  

4

A second Benoît, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in March 1789, also may have died young.

5

Éloi, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in June 1791, married Henriette Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Hébert and Marguerite Gautreaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1817.  Unlike two of his brothers, Éloi remained on the river, near Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish.  His son Hippolyte Éloi, called Éloi, fils, was born in June 1823, and Ferreol in September 1826.  They also had a son named Édouard.  Their daughters married into the McDenmit and Serrette families.

5a

Éloi, fils married first cousin Marie Edilia, called Edilia, daughter of fellow Acadians Hippolyte Hébert and Céleste Doiron, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1851; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Éloi Armand was born near Brusly in October 1852, Hippolyte Victor in October 1854, Madius Louis Divigno in October 1855, and Pierre Alexis in February 1861. 

5b

Ferreol married Marie Adèle, called Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexis Longuépée and Hortense Comeaux, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1855.  Their son Aimé was born near Brusly in December 1859, and Oscar in June 1861. 

5c

Édouard married Marie Jeanne, daughter of Patton W. Hunt and Melinda Adams, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1857.  Their son Émile was born near Brusly in February 1860. 

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Victor, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in September 1797, married Modeste Aimée, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles LeBlanc and Marie Aimée Blanchard, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1824, but the wedding took place probably in West Baton Rouge Parish, where his parents lived at the time.  They followed his brothers across the Atchafalaya Basin and settled along the Teche, though one of his daughters was born in West Baton Rouge Parish in the mid-1830s.  Their son Victorin was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1826, Vincent in January 1828, Martin near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1839, and Charles in Lafayette Parish in March 1842.  The family was living near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in the mid-1840s and near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, later in the decade, so they did not remain on the Teche.  Their daughters married into the Barbay and Wiley families, one of them at Abbeville on the lower Vermilion River. 

6a

Vincent married Marie Constance, called Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Braud and his Creole wife Jeanne Louise Tullier, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1848.  Their son François Anaclet was born near Brusly in July 1853. 

6b

Victorin died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1853.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Victorin died at "age 22 yrs.," but he was 27.  He probably did not marry. 

7

Youngest son Alexis, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Gabriel in October 1801, married his stepsister Marie Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadians André Martin and Marie Anne Landry of Baton Rouge, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1825; Marie's mother had remarried to Alexis's father at Baton Rouge in December 1816.  Alexis and Marie settled on Bayou Teche near his older brothers, and their children were born on the western prairies.  

Descendants of Simon-Joseph DUPUIS (c1754-1814; Michel, Martin, Antoine)

Simon-Joseph, called Joseph, second son of Antoine Dupuis, fils and Marguerite Boudrot, born probably at Rivière-aux-Canards in c1754 was deported with his family to Connecticut in the fall of 1755 and was still with them there in August 1763.  He followed them to French St.-Domingue in the early 1760s.  After an uncle, an aunt, and his father died at Le Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, in 1764 and 1765, he and three of his siblings followed his uncle Joseph Dupuis to Louisiana.  Spanish officials counted them at New Orleans in July 1767.  He followed his uncle to St.-Gabriel in the late 1760s.  Spanish officials counted him next to brother Baptiste and near his uncle Joseph on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel in 1777.  He married Marie-Ludivine, called Ludivine, daughter of fellow Acadians Mathurin Landry and his first wife Marie Babin, at nearby Ascension in October 1778, but they settled at St.-Gabriel.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Breaux, Chiasson, Delaune, Labauve, LeBlanc, and Richard families.  Simon Joseph died in Iberville Parish in October 1814; he was 60 years old.  His eight sons married and remained in the St. Gabriel area, but a grandson settled in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

1

Oldest son Marcel, born at St.-Gabriel in July 1779, married Marie Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph LeBlanc and Marguerite Landry, at St. Gabriel in June 1806.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near St. Gabriel at age 3 months in November 1811.  Their daughters married into the Daigle and Scott families.  Marcel died near St. Gabriel in March 1839; he was 60 years old.  He and his wife seem to have had no sons, at least none who survived childhood, so this line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him.  

2

Simon, fils, born at St.-Gabriel in May 1783, married Marie Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Breaux and Marie Perpétué Landry of Iberville Parish, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in August 1810.  Their son Simon III was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in July 1811, and Trasimond in October 1814.  Simon, fils died near St. Gabriel in November 1818; he was only 35 years old.  

Trasimond married Adeline or Adveline, daughter of fellow Acadians Senateur Babin and Élise LeBlanc and widow of Luc Lessassier, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1848.  Their son Thomas Bowling Robertson was born near St. Gabriel in December 1848, and Joseph P. died 13 days after his birth in February 1851.

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Joseph-Gédéon, called Gédéon, born at St.-Gabriel in February 1785, married Marie Eugènie, called Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadians Guillaume Raphael Landry and Marie Madeleine Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1814.  Their son Joseph Duhamel, called Duhamel, was born near St. Gabriel in September 1815.  Gédéon remarried to Susanne Mathilde, called Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Hippolyte Landry and Marguerite Richard, at the St. Gabriel church, in April 1820.  Their newborn infant, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near St. Gabriel in May 1822, and Octave Gédéon or Gédéon Octave, was born in July 1823.  Gédéon, père remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie Telcide, called Telcide, another daughter of Senateur Babin and Élise LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church in February 1829.  Their son Joseph Trasimond was born near St. Gabriel in August 1844.  Their daughters married into the Bird, Browne, and Joly families.  Joseph Gédéon died near St. Gabriel in March 1848; he was 63 years old. 

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Duhamel, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Sophie Honorine, called Honorine, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Dupuis and Sophie Daigle, his uncle and aunt, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1839; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Félix was born near St. Gabriel in May 1840, Trasimond Ernest in November 1841, Joseph Gédéon le jeune in May 1852 but died at age 10 months in March 1853, Joseph Georges was born in February 1854 but died at age 9 months the following November, Joseph Duhamel, fils was born in June 1858, and Jean Adam in October 1862.  Their daughter married into the Bird family. 

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Gédéon Octave, by his father's second wife, married Marie Virginie Aloysia, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Constant Viel and his Acadian wife Marie Delaune, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1849.  Their daughter married into the Levert family.  Gédéon Octave died near St. Gabriel in September 1858; he was only 35 years old.  His family line, except for its blood, probably died with him. 

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Pierre, born at St.-Gabriel in December 1786, married Marie Héloise, called Héloise, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis François Daigle and Marie Rose Molaison of Baton Rouge, probably at St. Gabriel.  Their son Pierre, fils was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in August 1811, and an infant, a twin, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in March 1820.  Pierre remarried to Marie Eugènie Carmelite, called Carmelite and Manette, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste LeBlanc and Anne Marguerite Foret, at the St. Gabriel church in April 1826.  Their son Pierre, fils died near St. Gabriel a day after his birth in August 1827, Pierre Duval was born in June 1828, another Pierre, fils in August 1831 but died at age 2 in September 1833, and Telesphore was born in October 1832.  Pierre, père died near St. Gabriel in August 1835; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 44 years old when he died, but he was 48.  

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Charles, born at St.-Gabriel in April 1790, married Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, Émelie, Anne Marie, Marianne, and Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Blanchard and Marie Josèphe Hébert, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1812.  Their infant, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near St. Gabriel in August 1829.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Breaux, Broussard, Colle, and Hébert families.  Charles remarried to Claire Bathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Babin and Céleste Landry and widow of Sylvain Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1842; Charles was 52 years old at the time of the wedding.  Charles died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in December 1850; he was 60 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him. 

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Jean-Baptiste, born at St.-Gabriel in August 1791, married Marie Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre LeBlanc and Marguerite Pélagie Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1810.  Their son Jean Baptiste Adrien, called Adrien, a twin, was born near St. Gabriel in January 1811, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 4 in December 1821, David Archeval was born in January 1819 but died at age 16 in June 1834, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 2 in September 1824, and Narcisse was born in May 1823 but died the following October.  Their daughter married into the Achée family.  Jean Baptiste died near St. Gabriel in May 1826; he was only 34 years old.  

Adrien married Marie Eloise, called Eloise, daughter of fellow Acadian Zéphirin Daigle and his Creole wife Marguerite Betancour and widow of François Deslors, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1842.  Their son Narcisse Godefroi was born in West Baton Rouge Parish in November 1845, and Jean Amédée near Brusly in September 1847.  Their daughter married into the Tuillier family. 

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Antoine, born at St.-Gabriel in May 1793, married Sophie, another daughter of Louis François Daigle and Marie Rose Molaison of Baton Rouge, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1816.  Their son Antoine, fils was born near St. Gabriel in July 1817, Jean Dugregey in August 1818, and Oscar Mathurin in November 1837.  Their daughters married into the Allain, Dupuis, and Grass families.  Antoine, père died near St. Gabriel in November 1847, a widower; he was 54 years old. 

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Jean Dugregey married Marie Telcide, called Telcide, daughter of Alexis Poché and Carmelite Chenet, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1842.  Their son Justin Numa was born near St. Gabriel in June 1847, Charles Antoine in February 1851, Fauster Audry in June 1853, Louis Albert in October 1859, and Paul Edwin in May 1863.  Their daughter married into the Ellys family. 

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Antoine, fils married Marie Palmyre, called Palmyre, daughter of fellow Acadians Abraham Hébert and Ludivine Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1847.  Their son Pierre Antoine was born near St. Gabriel in October 1850, François Julio in December 1852, and Gabriel Heno in December 1863.  Their daughter married into the Cropper family. 

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Youngest son Édouard, a twin, born at St.-Gabriel in February 1795, married Angèle Delphine, called Delphine, another daughter of Guillaume Raphaël Landry and Marie Madeleine Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1817.  Their son Jean Théodule Iréné or Jean Iréné Théodule was born near St. Gabriel in June 1818, and Joseph Edgar in December 1833.

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Jean Iréné died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in May 1842.  He was only 23 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Joseph Edgar married Nezida or Nisida, daughter of fellow Acadians Eugène Braud and Joséphine LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1855.  Their son Dionis Théodule was born near St. Gabriel in April 1856, Joseph Edgar, fils in November 1857, and George Gabriel in December 1861. 

Pierre DUPUIS (c1765-1781; Michel, Martin, Antoine)

Pierre, youngest son of Antoine Dupuis, fils and Marguerite Boudrot, born probably at Le Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, in c1765, may have been born posthumously, because his father died in August of that year.  While still very young, he followed three of his older siblings and his uncle Joseph Dupuis to Louisiana.  Spanish officials counted them at New Orleans in July 1767.  He followed his uncle to St.-Gabriel in the late 1760s.  He probably was the 12-year-old unnamed orphan boy with brother Baptiste on the "left bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel in 1777.  He died at St.-Gabriel in January 1781, still a teenager.  

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Two Dupuis families, one led by a widow, a Dupuis widow, and a Dupuis wife, came to Louisiana from Maryland in February 1768 with the extended family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit.  Spanish governor Ulloa forced them to settle at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, far up the river, across from present-day Natchez, Mississippi, but they did not remain there:  

Anne Breau, age 58, widow of Jean-Baptiste Dupuis, came with three children--Marie, age 29, Monique, age 24, and Pierre, age 18.  Anne may have died at Fort San Luìs.  Daughter Marie, who "had been ill with hemorrages[sic] for four years," died in early March on the voyage up to Natchez.  After Ulloa's successor, General Alexandro O'Reilly, released Anne's family from Natchez in 1769, her children moved to Ascension on the Acadian Coast.  Daughter Monique married into the Guidry family.  

Jean-Baptiste Dupuis, age 38, came with wife Anne Richard, age 32, and three children--Firmin, age 16, Marie, age 13, and Cécile, age 4.  Jean-Baptiste died at Fort San Luìs in September 1768 of a form of dropsy.  The family also moved to Ascension after the Spanish released them.  Jean-Baptiste and Anne's daughters married into the Breaux, Hébert, Mecoler, Part, and Richard families and settled on the river, as did their son.  

Anne Dupuis, age 35, widow of Jean Guédry, came with four children, ages 16 to 7.  They moved to Ascension.  

Marguerite Dupuis, age 27, came with husband Pierre Guédry of Cobeguit, age 26, and a 3-year-old daughter.  Marguerite died by January 1769, when her husband remarried at San Luis de Natchez.  He moved to Ascension and then to the Atakapas District, where he remarried a second time and created a prominent line of his family.  

Pierre DUPUIS (c1750-1792; Michel, Jean)

Pierre, son of Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and Anne Breau, born probably at Minas in c1750, was deported with his family to Maryland in 1755.  Colonial officials counted him with his widowed mother and three sisters at Port Tobacco in 1763.  He followed his mother, still a widow, and two sisters to Louisiana in 1768 with the extended family led by her kinsmen, Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit, and settled with the rest of the clan at Fort San Luìs de Natchez.  When the Spanish allowed them to leave that far-flung outpost in 1769, he moved to Ascension on the Acadian Coast, where Spanish officials counted him and an older sister on the left, or east, bank of the river in 1770.  He was still a bachelor and his mid-20s when a census taker found him at the same place in 1777.  He died at Ascension, still a bachelor, in January 1792; he was only 42 years old.  

Descendants of Firmin DUPUIS (c1752-1819; Michel, Martin, Germain)

Firmin, son of Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and Anne Richard, born probably at Minas in c1752, was deported with his family to Maryland in 1755.  Colonial officials counted him with his parents and sisters at Port Tobacco in 1763.  He followed his family to Louisiana in 1768 with the extended family led by Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit, and settled with the rest of the clan at Fort San Luìs de Natchez.  When the Spanish allowed them to leave that far-flung outpost in 1769, he moved to Ascension on the Acadian Coast, where Spanish officials counted him on the left, or east, bank of the river with his widowed mother and sisters.  He was still there with them in 1777.  At age 38, he married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Jacques Theriot and Marguerite Richard, at Ascension in February 1790.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Duplessis, and Parent families.  Firmin died in Ascension Parish in October 1819; the priest who recorded his burial said that Firmin was 74 years old when he died, but he was closer to 67.  His three sons settled near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Only one of their lines survived. 

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Oldest son Joseph-Firmin, who also may have been called Olivier-Joseph, born at Ascension in December 1790, married Marie, daughter of Hanner Gailes and his Acadian wife Anne Adélaïde Hébert of Iberville Parish, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in August 1810.  Joseph may have died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1850, age 60.  Did he and his wife have any children, at least any who survived childhood?

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Jean-Pierre, also called Jean-Noël and Noël, born at Ascension in February 1792, married Marie Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Braud and Marie Perpétué Landry, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in April 1820.  Their son Joseph Magloire was born in Ascension Parish in November 1824 but died at age 10 months in August 1825, and Joseph was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in July 1826 but died at age 2 in August 1828.  Noël died near St. Gabriel in October 1853; he was 61 years old and probably a widower; the priest who recorded his burial noted that Noël was "buried in a crypt of a large tomb (without wife or child)," so his line of the family was buried with him. 

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Youngest son Valentin Valéry, called Valéry, born at Ascension in January 1805, married Marie Hortense, called Hortense,, daughter of fellow Acadians Donat Hébert and Marie Henriette Hébert, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1826.  Their son Trasimond was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in April 1827, Firmin le jeune in December 1830, and Valéry, fils died 8 days after his birth in February 1832.  Their daughters married into the Landry family. 

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Firmin le jeune married Rosaline, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Breaux and his Creole wife Phillis Parent, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in August 1847.  Their son Firmin Olivier was born near St. Gabriel in May 1848. 

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Trasimond married Arthémise, daughter of Jacques Horsler and his Acadian wife Marie Hélène Hébert, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1848.  Their son Clément was born in Ascension Parish in May 1854, Pierre Clémile in December 1856, and Joseph Sosthène in January 1863.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Trasimond remarried to Amina, daughter of Drosin Loupe and Hortense Weber, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in September 1869. 

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The arrival date of another Dupuis, who does not appear in Louisiana records until the late 1770s, is difficult to determine:  

Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Joseph Dupuis and Élisabeth LeBlanc, born at Grand-Pré in July 1742, first appears in Louisiana records in April 1777, when Spanish officials counted her on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension with Anselme, son of fellow Acadians Alexandre Le Borgne de Bélisle and Marie LeBlanc of Grand-Pré; Marie-Josèphe was Anselme's second wife and, as his surname attests, he was a member of one of French Acadia's seigneurial families.  The couple were still there in 1788 and 1791, but as censuses in 1795, 1797, and 1798 reveal, they were living not on the river but on upper Bayou Lafourche.  She was sister of Osite, who had come to Louisiana from Maryland in 1766 and settled at St.-Jacques.  Marie Josèphe died a widow in Assumption Parish in December 1831; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 92 years old when she died, but she was "only" 89.  

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In 1785, more Dupuiss came to Louisiana, on the Seven Ships from France.  Most chose to settle on upper Bayou Lafourche, but some went to a new river settlement north of Baton Rouge:

Ambroise Dupuis, fils, age 43, crossed with wife Anne Thériot, age 40, and daughter Marguerite-Marie, age 8, on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  Their son Jean-Charles, called Charles, age 18, probably came with them but does not appear on the passenger list of La Ville d'Archangel.  After a series of hurricanes devastated Bayou des Écores in 1794, Ambroise moved his family downriver to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Their daughter married into the Guédry family and settled near her parents at Manchac, as did Charles.  Ambroise died at Manchac in April 1822; he was 80 years old.  Daughter Marguerite Marie may have died near Baton Rouge in March 1850; the priest who recorded her burial said that Marguerite died at "age 98 years," but Marguerite Marie would have been "only" 73. 

Marie Dupuis, age 36, Ambroise's sister, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel with husband Jean Bourg, age 40, and five children, ages 16 to infancy.  They also went to Bayou des Écores.  

Descendants of Jean-Charles DUPUIS (1767-?; Michel, Martin, Germain, Ambroise)

Jean-Charles, called Charles, son of Ambroise Dupuis, fils and Anne Thériot, was born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, in June 1767.  His family moved to nearby Plouër in 1771 and was still there the following year.  The records hint that they did not participate in any of the risky settlement schemes in France but remained in the St.-Malo area.  They chose to go to Louisiana, however, and crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  For some reason, Jean-Charles does not appear with his family on the passenger list of that vessel or on the passenger lists of any of the other Seven Ships that crossed from France to Louisiana in 1785, but Louisiana church records insist that he made the crossing.  Ambroise and Anne had at least nine children in France, but they took only two of them to Louisiana--8-year-old Marguerite-Marie ... and 18-year-old Jean-Charles.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores north of Baton Rouge.  When a series of hurricanes devastated Bayou des Écores in 1794, the family moved downriver to St.-Gabriel de Manchac, at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where Jean-Charles married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Marin Bourg and Marie-Osite Daigre, in July 1793; the Spanish priest who recorded their wedding called him "Carlos of Bayou des ecors."  Their daughters married into the Blount, Doiron, Hébert, Rivas, and Templet families.  Charles was the only male Dupuis immigrant from France who remained on the river.  Only one of his two sons married, and he, too, settled at Manchac.  

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Older son Jean-Pierre, called Pierre, born at Manchac in June 1794, married Marie Marthe, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Pierre Hébert and Anne Dorothée Doiron, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1819.  Their son Pierre, fils was born probably at Manchac in November 1819, and Paul Fleurimon in August 1824.  Jean Pierre remarried to Delphine Augustine, daughter of Spanish Creoles Miguel Gareuil and Hélène Lopez, at the St. Gabriel church in January 1835.  Their son Charles Gareuil was born near St. Gabriel in October 1841.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family. 

Pierre, fils, by his first wife, may have died at Manchac in September 1837.  If so, he was only 18 years old and did not marry.  

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A younger son, name unrecorded, born at Manchac in c1800, died at age 2 in October 1802.  

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Other DUPUIS/DUPUYs on the River

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link many Dupuis/Dupuys on the river with known Acadian lines of the family there.  The priest at Baton Rouge in the late 1830s was especially negligent in his record keeping:

François Dupuis married Barbe Bourgeois.  Their son Jean was baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in May 1781.  One wonders if François was actually a French Creole or French Canadian Dupré and not an Acadia Dupuis.  

Simon Dupuis, "son of Mrs. Hatch," died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in May 1824.  The priest who recorded Simon's burial did not list his father's name or his age at the time of his death.

Magloire Dupuis died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in December 1824.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Magloire was 20 years old when he died but did not give the young man's parents' names.

Eurasie Dupuis of West Baton Rouge Parish married Acadian J. B. Labauve of West Baton Rouge Parish at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in June 1838.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the parents' names.  Eurasie died probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in October 1839.  Again, the recording priest did not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

Elisa Dupuis married Jules Augustave, son of Acadian Jacques Molaison, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1838.  They were cousins and had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry, but the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Pierre Dupuy married Adélaïde Millet.  Their son Alcide was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1843.  They also had a son named Elphége.  Their daughter married into the Descarreau family.  Elphége married Félicie, daughter of Valéry Laiche, at the Convent church in January 1860.  Their son Joseph Théophile was born near Convent in September 1864, and Joseph Septime in January 1867.  Was Pierre an Acadian Dupuy?  If so, he was the only one who settled in St. James Parish during the antebellum period. 

Marguerite Dupuy gave birth to son Oscard near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1848.  The priest who baptized the boy the following July did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Norbert Dupuis died in Ascension Parish in February 1851.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial said that Norbert died at "age 46 years" but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Trasimond Dupuy married Acadian Marie Rosémée Melançon.  Their son Joseph Odressy was born in Ascension Parish in July 1851. 

Pierre Dupui, Dupuis, or Dupuy married French Creole Élodie, also called Alouisia, Picou and settled near French Settlement, Livingston Parish, on the east side of the Amite River, across from Ascension Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their son Pierre, fils was born near French Settlement in September 1858, Antonius in February 1864, and Ludger in November 1866.  How was Pierre kin to the other Dupuys of French Settlement?  Were they Acadian Dupuy/Dupuiss?  Few Acadians moved east of the Amite River before the War of 1861, so one wonders if Pierre et al. were French Creoles or Foreign Frenchmen. 

Bible Dupuy died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, age 15, in September 1858.   The priest who recorded the burial did not give Bible's parents' names or even a hint as to the young person's gender. 

Charles Dupuy married Marie Montot, perhaps Montet.  Their son Jean Baptiste married Jeanne, daughter of Jean Breiffel, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1860.  Was Charles an Acadian Dupuy, or was he a French Creole or French Canadian Dupré?

Eugène Dupuy married Aurore McDaniel.  Their son Charles was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in February 1861. 

Alphonse Dupuy died near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in June 1863.  He was only 12 years old.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Orthere, also called J. P. Dupuis or Dupuy married French Creole Elemae or Elma Delatte.  Their son Evam was born near French Settlement, Livingston Parish, in November 1863, and Gustave in April 1869.  How was Orthere/J. P. kin to the other Dupuys of French Settlement? 

Eugène Dupuy married French Creole Leotitia Fontenot.  Their son Joachim was born near French Settlement, Livingston Parish, in May 1864, and Eugène, fils in December 1866.  How was Eugène kin to the other Dupuys of French Settlement? 

Jn. Oscar Dupuy died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1868.  He was only 8 years old.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Alcide Dupuy married French Creole Armentine Fontenot, perhaps a sister of Eugène's wife Leotitia.  Their son Armant was born near French Settlement, Livingston Parish, in December 1869.  How was Alcide kin to the other Dupuys of French Settlement? 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

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

Madeleine Dupuis, age 44, sister of Étienne, Joseph, and Marguerite, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With her were husband Eustache Daigle, age 57, and three sons, ages 15, 13, and only a few months.   Madeleine died a widow in Assumption Parish in September 1816; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 66 years old when she died, but she was closer to 75.  

Joseph Dupuis, age 39, a widower, brother of Madeleine, Étienne, and Marguerite, crossed on La Bergère with daughter Élisabeth, or Isabelle, age 10.  Joseph did not remarry.  Élisabeth married fellow Acadian Charles Bourg and died a widow in Assumption Parish in December 1846; she was 71 years old. 

Étienne Dupuis, age 36, brother of Madeleine, Joseph, and Marguerite, crossed on La Bergère, with wife Marie-Osite Dugas, age 24 and no children.  Étienne's fellow passengers chose him as one of the five leaders on their expedition.  All of their children were born on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

Marguerite Dupuis, age 34, sister of Étienne, Joseph, and Madeleine, crossed on Le Bergère with husband Fabien Aucoin, age 38, and no children.  She and her husband were that rare Acadian couple who had no children. Marguerite died a widow in Assumption Parish in July 1824, in her early 70s. 

The Dupuiss from France created a second center of family settlement.  Only one family line survived there, but it was a vigorous one:

Descendants of Joseph DUPUIS (c1746-1807; Michel, Martin)

Joseph, elder son of Charles Dupuis and Marie-Madeleine Trahan, born at Rivière-aux-Canards in c1746, was deported to Virginia with his family in 1755 and followed them to England in 1756.  He was expatriated from England to St.-Malo, France, with two sisters and a brother aboard the ship L'Ambition in May 1763.  He became a sailor and a journeyman in France.  He married first to Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Daigre and Angélique Doiron, at Plouër, near St.-Malo, France, in February 1768, and then to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Landry and Élisabeth Aucoin, at Plouër, in November 1771.  He and his wife participated in the failed settlement venture in Poitou in the early 1770s.  When Spanish officials counted the Acadians in France in September 1784, Joseph was a widower again, with a single child, daughter Élisabeth or Isabelle.  They sailed to Louisiana in 1785 aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Isabelle married into the Bourg family.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in November 1807, age 60.  He did not remarry, so he fathered no sons.  As a result, his line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  

Descendants of Étienne DUPUIS (c1749-1837; Michel, Martin)

Étienne, younger son of Charles Dupuis and Marie Trahan, was born at Rivière-aux-Canards in c1749, was deported to Virginia with his family in 1755 and followed them to England in 1756.  He was expatriated from England to St.-Malo, France, with two sisters and a brother aboard the ship L'Ambition in May 1763.  He also became a sailor in France.  He married Marie-Osite, called Osite, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Dugas and his second wife Hélène Blanchard, at Chantenay, near Nantes, France, in November 1784; he was 35 years old when he married.  They sailed to Louisiana in 1785 aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  His fellow passengers chose him as one of the five leaders of their expedition.  They also settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  All of Étienne and Marie-Osite's children were born on the upper bayou  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Bourg, Daigle, Preaux, and Suarez families.  Étienne died a widower in Assumption Parish in November 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Étienne was 95 years old when he died, but he was closer to 88.  Only his line of the family survived on Bayou Lafourche, but it was a vigorous one.  All seven of his sons married and remained in Assumption Parish, as did his grandsons, at least through the antebellum period.  During the War of 1861-65 or soon afterwards, a few of his grandsons and great-grandsons moved to the Brashear City, now Morgan City, area on the lower Atchafalaya and to St. Mary and Iberia parishes on lower Bayou Teche, but most of his descendants remained in Assumption Parish. 

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Oldest son Étienne, fils, baptized at Lafourche, age unrecorded, in March 1788, married Constance Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Osite Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1808.  Their son Eugène Lucien was born in Assumption Parish in November 1812, Rosémond in January 1819, Drosin Augustin in March 1821, Charles Joseph, a twin, in August 1823 but died at age 5 months the following February, and Étienne Sylvanie was born in December 1826 but died at age 3 months the following April.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Giroir, Landry, and Moïse families.  Étienne, fils died in Assumption Parish in January 1827; he was only 40 years old.  

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Eugène married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Giroir and Élisabeth Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1836.  Their son Apollinaire Sarasin, also called Eugène, was born in Assumption Parish in July 1837 but died at age 1 in June 1838, Evariste was born in November 1838, Moïse in c1840 but died at age 12 in November 1852, Joseph Clairville was born in November 1846, Robert in June 1850, Joseph died 8 days after his birth in January 1852, and Victor Alexandre was born in July 1853.  Their daughter married into the Barras family. 

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Rosémond married Eulalie or Odalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Richard and Hortense LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1842.  Their son Evariste Emelus, called Emelus, was born near Paincourtville in May 1845, and Joseph Eugène Martial in December 1853.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Pintado families.  Rosémond died near Paincourtville in February 1867; he was only 48 years old. 

Emelus married second cousin Pamelize, daughter of fellow Acadians Caliste Aucoin and Marcellite Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1867; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

1c

Drosin died in Assumption Parish in November 1847.  He was only 26 years old.  Did he marry? 

2

Jean, Joseph's twin, born at Ascension in June 1790, married cousin Rose Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Hébert and Marie Madeleine Dupuis of Iberville Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1812.  Their son Charles was born in Assumption Parish in December 1818, Guillaume Eugène in January 1825, and Jean Baptiste, called Baptiste, in July 1827.  They also had a son named Drausin.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Bourg, and Dupuis families.  Jean died in Assumption Parish in February 1839; he was only 48 years old.  

2a

Jean Baptiste married cousin Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Bourg and Angeline Dupuis, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1847; Jean Baptiste's sister Gérarde married Joséphine's brother Zéphirin.  Jean Baptiste and Joséphine's son Eugène le jeune was born near Plattenville in October 1847 but died at age 8 in September 1855, Jean Baptiste Cyprien was born in March 1854, Joseph Oscar in September 1863, and Justilien Caliste in October 1867. 

2b

Drausin married cousin Elisa or Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Hébert and Scholastique Giroir, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1864; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Reyne Onésiphore was born near Plattenville in November 1866. 

2c

Charles may have married Marie Félicie or Félicité _____ and settled near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, by the mid-1860s.  Their son George Ulysses was born near Paincourtville in December 1867.

3

Joseph, Jean's twin, born at Lafourche in June 1790, married Félicité, daughter of Pierre Montet and his Acadian wife Félicité Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1813.  Their son Édouard Joseph was born in Assumption Parish in December 1815, Zéphirin le jeune in December 1817, Gédéon in November 1821 but died at age 1 in December 1823, Louis Joseph was born in November 1824, Pierre Paul in May 1827, and Joseph Ferdinand in February 1829.  They also had a son named Armogène or Hermogène, unless he was Zéphirin le jeune.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal and Hernandez families.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in April 1834; he was only 43 years old.  

3a

Hermogène married Iréné, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Marie Barrilleaux and Madeleine Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1840.  Their son Joseph Eusilien was born near Paincourtville in October 1844, Eusilien Florentin in July 1847 but died at age 14 1/2 in December 1861, Pierre le jeune was born in December 1849, Bienvenu Armand in March 1852, Louis Omere in June 1856, and Paul Eléonore or Leonard, called Leonard, was born in October 1858 but died at age 11 months in September 1859.  Their daughter married into the Friow or Irwin family on lower Bayou Teche. 

Joseph Eusilien married Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadians Constant Mathurin Theriot and Marie Doralise Arceneaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1866.  They moved to lower Bayou Teche.  Their son Zéphirin Constant was born near Lydia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1868. 

3b

Louis Omere died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in March 1855.  He was only 30 years old.  He probably did not marry. 

3c

Pierre Paul died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1857.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre Paul died at "age 34 years," but he was only 30.  He probably did not marry. 

3d

Édouard Joseph married Armeliza, another daughter of Constant Mathurin Theriot and Marie Doralise Arceneaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1864.

4

Pierre, born at Lafourche in February 1792, married Rosalie Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Landry and Marie Madeleine Hébert, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1816.  They settled on Bayou Boeuf.  Their son Pierre Emerant, called Emerant, was born in March 1820, Basile in June 1825 but died at age 9 in October 1834, Zéphirin Firmin, called Firmin, was born in January 1828, and Caliste or Calixte Ursin in December 1831.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Giroir, Hotel, and Landry families; one of them settled in Terrebonne Parish.  Pierre died in Assumption Parish in February 1834; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 38 years old when he died, but he was 42.  

4a

Emerant married Louise Julienne, daughter of French Creole Auguste Jaurette or Joret and his Acadian wife Félonise Boudreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1844; the marriage was registered also in St. Mary Parish.  Their son Clovis Théophile was born in Assumption Parish in February 1847.  They also had a son named Telesphore, unless he was Clovis Théophile. 

Telesphore married Elisa David at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  They remained on lower Bayou Teche.

4b

Caliste married first cousin Arsènie, Arcelie, or Aurelie, daughter of daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Dupuis and Rose Madeleine Hébert, his uncle and aunt, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1854; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity on their fathers' side and third degree of consanguinity on their mothers' side in order to marry.  Their son Pierre Oleus was born in Assumption Parish in April 1856, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 13 months in August 1864, and Joseph Albert was born near Paincourtville in November 1865. 

4c

Firmin married Honorine Honorée Jarret or Joret, probably Jaurette, perhaps a sister or cousin of his older brother Emerant's wife, by the early 1850s and settled in Assumption Parish before moving to the Brashear City, now Morgan City, area on the lower Atchafalaya by the early 1860s.  Their son Pierre Augustin was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1866, and Camille Horatio near Brashear City in July 1868.  Their daughter married into the Church family at Morgan City. 

5

Charles le jeune, born at Assumption in August 1795, married Marie Françoise, called Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Daigle and his Creole wife Marguerite Simoneaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1818.  Their child, perhaps a son, name and age unrecorded, died in Assumption Parish in April 1824, and Marcillien or Marcellin Valéry was born in February 1827.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal, Crochet, Friou, Solares, and Theriot families.  Charles died in Assumption Parish in November 1835; he was only 40 years old.  

Marcellin married Eliza or Elise, daughter of fellow Acadians Caliste Antoine Aucoin and Éloise Hébert, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1847.  Their son Joseph Charles was born near Paincourtville in August 1848, Bienvenu Maximin in July 1850, Octave Domitille in February 1856, and Adrien Dozilia Paul in April 1863. 

6

Zephirin Étienne, born probably at Assumption in c1803, married Augustine, called Justine, daughter of fellow Acadians Fabien Aucoin and Susanne Darois, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Ferdinand Étienne was born in Assumption Parish in August 1828.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal, Landry, and Simoneaux families.  Zéphirin died in Assumption Parish in April 1849; he was only 46 years old. 

7

Youngest son Firmin Félix, born at Assumption in November 1805, married Basilise Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Jean Aucoin and Anne Victoire Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1828.  Their daughter married an Aucoin cousin.  Firmin remarried to Apolline Constance, called Pauline, another daughter of Joseph Jean Aucoin and Anne Victoire Landry, at the Plattenville church in July 1836.  Their son Zéphirin Narcisse, called Narcisse, was born in Assumption Parish in September 1837.  Their daughters married Aucoin cousins.  Firmin died in Assumption Parish in July 1852; he was only 46 years old. 

Narcisse, by his father's second wife, married cousin Antoinette, daughter of fellow Acadians Damas Giroir and Carmellite Barrilleaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1860; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Louis Cleber was born near Plattenville in August 1861, Pierre Léo in October 1868, and Joseph Achille Désiré in November 1870. 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

The first Dupuis to settle on the western prairies was Marguerite, daughter of Joseph Dupuis and Isabelle LeBlanc.  She came to Louisiana in the mid-or late 1760s, married Jean, son of fellow Acadians Charles Dugas and Anne Robichaud, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river in the late 1760s, and was counted with him and their son at Attakapas in 1769.  Marguerite died suddenly at Attakapas, "at age 42 or 43," in August 1797.  

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During the late colonial period, Joseph Dupuis, who came to Louisiana with Anne Gaudet, widow of his uncle Michel Dupuis, in 1765, moved his family from St.-Jacques on the river to upper Bayou Teche and created a third center of family settlement.  Joseph died on the Teche soon after his family settled there.  Two of his three sons, all born at St.-Jacques, married and remained on the western prairies:  

Descendants of Joseph DUPUIS (c1751-1803; Michel, Pierre, Jean-Pierre)

Joseph, only son of Justinien Dupuis and Anne Girouard, born probably at Annapolis Royal in c1751, followed his parents into the exile, where they died, and into a prisoner-of-war compound in Nova Scotia, either Fort Edward with his uncle Michel Dupuis, or Fort Cumberland with uncle Cyprien Dupuis.  In 1764-65, when Joseph was in his early teens, he followed his paternal aunt Anne Gaudet, widow of his uncle Michel, and two female first cousins to Louisiana.  He settled with them at Cabahannocer, where he married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Abraham Poirier and Marie-Josèphe Bourg, in February 1774.  They were still at Cabahannocer, living on the left, or east, bank of the river, in 1779.  Probably in the 1780s, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakpas prairies, creating a third center of Dupuis family settlement in the colony.  Joseph died at Attakapas in December 1803, in her early 50s.  His daughters married into the Guilbeau, Landry, and Theriot families.  Two of his three sons also married and remained on the Teche.  During the late antebellum and early post-war periods, some of his descendants remained on upper Bayou Teche, especially around Breaux Bridge, while others moved to the Grand Coteau/Carencro area near the boundary of St. Landry and Lafayette parishes, to the Abbeville area on the lower Vermilion River, and to Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé and the Mermentau River in present-day Acadia Parish. 

1

Oldest son Pierre, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in December 1778, married Rosalie Monique, daughter of fellow Acadians Thomas Theriot and Agnès Daigre, at St.-Jacques in February 1800.  They followed his family to La Grand Pointe, also called L'Anse and La Pointe, on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Élisée, called Elisa by the recording priest, was born at St.-Jacques in June 1802, Alexandre at Ascension in May 1807, Sylvestre, a twin, at Grand Pointe on the Teche in May 1810 but Sylvestre's twin brother, name unrecorded, died at birth, Pierre, fils, was born in June 1812 but died at age 3 in July 1815, and Joseph was born in February 1819 but died at age 18 months in October 1820.  Their daughters married into the Cormier, Guidry, Guilbeau, and LeBlanc families.  Pierre, père died at Grand Pointe in August 1833; he was 55 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following month.  Only his three oldest sons lived long enough to create families of their own; they remained on upper Bayou Teche.  Some of his grandsons settled in Lafayette Parish. 

1a

Élisée married cousin Céleste Célesie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Charles Guilbeau and Céleste Dupuis of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1823, and remarried to Mélanie, minor daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Breaux and Mathilde Broussard, at the St. Martinville church in February 1829.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Pierre Élisée was born in November 1829, Joseph in April 1831, Louis Théolin in November 1832, Théophile was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in June 1836 but died in August, Césaire was born in August 1837, Léonard in December 1840, and Théodore in November 1848.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  Élisée died near Breaux Bridge in July 1849; the priest who recorded his burial said that Élisée died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was only 47; his succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in February 1850 and September 1851. 

Joseph, by his father's second wife, married cousin Marie Emeranthe, called Emeranthe, daughter of fellow Acadians Émilien Arceneaux and Céleste Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in March 1856; Marie's mother, also, was a Breaux.  Their son Alcée was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1857, Désiré in Lafayette Parish in May 1868 but died at age 1 in July 1869, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 4 days in January 1870, and Joseph Théodore was born in October 1870. 

Léonard, by his father's second wife, married Joséphine, another daughter of Émilien Arceneaux and Céleste Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Louis Théolin was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1866.

Pierre Élisée, by his father's second wife, married Lismene, daughter of Louis Colette and Odèle Quebedeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866.

Théodore, by his father's second wife, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in September 1867.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry.  His succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in April 1868. 

1b

Alexandre married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Urbain Semere and Éloise Guidry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1834.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born in September 1836, Julien in February 1842 but died at age 13 in September 1855, and Joachim was born in March 1845.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Melançon families.  Alexandre, père died in St. Martin Parish in January 1852; he was only 44 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in May 1859. 

1c

Sylvestre married Henriette, daughter of Alexandre Thibeaux or Thibault and Élisabeth Agrety, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1836.  Their son Charles was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1840 but died at age 2 in October 1842, Pierre was born in June 1845, Alexandre le jeune in September 1850 but died at age 11 months in August 1851, and Joseph Adam was born in September 1856.  Their daughters married into the Krentz and Thibodeaux families. 

2

Joseph, fils, born at St.-Jacques in April 1789, died at St.-Jacques, age 7 1/2, in October 1797. 

3

Youngest son Michel, born at St.-Jacques in October 1791, married cousin Marie Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Poirier and Scholastique Babineaux of L'Anse, St. Martin Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1816.  They followed his family to La Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche before moving to Lafayette Parish in the 1830s.  Their son Michel, fils, was born at Grand Pointe in July 1817, Alexandre le jeune in December 1822, Pierre Dolze in December 1824, and Joseph Estonville, Stanville, or Stenville in March 1828.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard and Thibodeaux families.  His sons settled near Grand Coteau and Carencro on the prairie northwest of Grand Pointe, and on Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé and the Mermentau River in present-day Acadia Parish. 

3a

Michel, fils married fellow Acadian Marie Joséphine Trahan and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1840s.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born near Grand Coteau in December 1852, and Athanase near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1866.  Their daughter married into the Ravel family. 

3b

Alexandre le jeune married fellow Acadian Marie Ordalise or Ordalie Blanchard and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the early 1850s.  They probably lived near Carencro, at the northern edge of Lafayette Parish.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1860 and Numa near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1868.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family. 

3c

Pierre Dolze married fellow Acadian Marie Louisiane, called Liza and Louise, Duhon in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1858.  They also settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born "at Rivière Mentau," probably the Mermentau River, in November 1867. 

3d

Joseph Stanville married fellow Acadian Marguerite Eugènie Breaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1861.  They, too, settled near Grand Coteau before moving westward to the Church Point area, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish. 

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During the early antebellum period, three Dupuis brothers, sons of Jean Baptiste of West Baton Rouge Parish, settled on upper Bayou Teche.  Their elderly father joined them there during his final days.  One of the brothers returned to the river in the 1840s, but the other two remained on the upper Teche:

Descendants of Hippolyte-Joachim DUPUIS (c1777-1824; Michel, Martin, Antoine, Antoine, fils)

Hippolyte-Joachim, eldest son of Jean Baptiste Dupuis and his first wife Élisabeth Benoit, born near St.-Gabriel on the river in c1777, married Anne-Marie-Josèphe-Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Doucet and Anne Comeaux, at St.-Gabriel in January 1800.  In the late 1810s or early 1820s, Hippolyte Joachim moved his family to Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche, where some of his Dupuis cousins had settled.  Their daughters married into the Angelle and Patin families.  Hippolyte died at Grand Pointe in April 1824; he was only 47 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in June 1826.  Four of his seven sons survived childhood, but only three of them married.  They remained at Grand Pointe and settled near Breaux Bridge on the upper Teche. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste le jeune, born at St.-Gabriel in April 1801, died at age 1 in June 1802.  

2

Charles Maigne, born at St.-Gabriel in January 1805, married Célestine or Céleste, daughter of Onésime Patin and his Acadian wife Adélaïde Guidry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1831.  Their son Désiré was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1833, Charles, fils in December 1845, and Euphémon near Breaux Bridge in November 1848.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Guidry, and Huval families and perhaps into the Patin family as well.  Charles "from La Grande Pointe" died probably at his home near Breaux Bridge in March 1850; he was only 45 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April 1853. 

Euphémon married Letitia, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Melançon, fils and Marie Olive Melançon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1870.

3

Hippolyte, fils, born at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in July 1808, may have died young, unless he was the Hippolyte Dupuis whose succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1868.  If so, he would have been age 60 at the time.  Did he marry? 

4

Maurice Drosin or Drausin, called Drausin, born at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in March 1810, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in February 1863.  The priest who recorded the burial said that Drausin died "at age 45 yrs.," but he was 53.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse that month.  Did Drausin ever marry?  Was his death war-related? 

5

Joachim, born at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in March 1812, died in Iberville Parish, age 14 months, in July 1813.

6

Léon, born at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in February 1814, married Adélaïde, daughter of Joseph Angelle and Adélaïde Quebedeaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1838; Léon's sister Marie Adveline married Adélaïde's brother Joseph.  Léon and Adélaïde settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Léon, fils was born in May 1839, Drausin le jeune in April 1847, Valérien in June 1849, Hermogène was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, age 3 months, in October 1857, Moïse was born in October 1859, and Joel in October 1864.  Their daughters married into the Guidry family and perhaps into the Angelle family as well. 

Léon, fils married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Guidry, fils and Joséphine Thibodeaux and widow of ___ LeBlanc, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1863.  Their son Léon III was born near Breaux Bridge in February 1870. 

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Youngest son Adolphe, born at Grand Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in August 1821, married Eugènie, daughter of Martin Sudrique and his Acadian wife Marie Rose Robichaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1846.  They also settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Adolphe, fils was born in September 1847, Jean Baptiste Arthur in August 1852, Martin Rosembert in February 1856, and Joseph Lucius Beauregard in June 1861. 

Descendants of Alexis DUPUIS (1801-; Michel, Martin, Antoine, Antoine, fils)

Alexis, seventh son of Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and his first wife Élisabeth Benoit, born at St.-Gabriel in October 1801, married Marie Cléonise, called Cléonise, daughter of André Martin of Baton Rouge, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1825; Marie's mother, Marianne Landry, was Alexis's stepmother, so he married his stepsister.  They settled near his older brothers on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Bize, Conner, and Gisclard families and perhaps into the Dartes and Gaspard families as well.  One of his sons and several of his daughters moved to the Abbeville area on the lower Vermilion River.  His other sons remained on the upper Teche. 

1

Oldest son Théodore, baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 8 months, in May 1830, married fellow Acadian Doralise Broussard and settled in St. Martin Parish by the early 1850s. 

2

Charles Alexis, born in St. Martin Parish in December 1832, married Agathe, daughter of François Carneaux, perhaps Conner, and Virginie Marceau, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in November 1856.  Their son Alexis was born near Abbeville in April 1858, François in April 1860, Éloi in December 1861, Jean Baptiste in c1863 but died at age 2 1/2 in March 1866, Joseph was born in April 1866, and Agathophile in December 1870. 

3

Youngest son Joseph Cleopha, born in St. Martin Parish in May 1838, married Félicienne, daughter of Dupré Patin and his Acadian wife Matilde Breaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1869.

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Other DUPUIS/DUPUYs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Dupuis/Dupuys in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there:

Elege, perhaps Elphége, Dupuis married German Creole Marie Webre and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1830s.  Was Elege an Acadian Dupuis?

Merite Amelie, also called Merite Marie Armeline but whose actual name was Armelise, natural child of Dorothée Dupuis and widow of P., called Petit Maubon, Latiolais, remarried to Valentin, fils, son of Acadian Valentin Landry, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1855, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1856.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the bride's parents' names.  Who were mother Dorothée's parents?  The Grand Coteau priest who recorded Armelise's baptism in June 1821 (he called her Harmelise), gave only the mother's name, not the father's name or the mother's parents' names, but I would bet that Armelise's mother was Dorothée, daughter of Jean Baptiste Dupuis and his first wife Élisabeth Benoit, born at St.-Gabriel on the river in December 1794, who followed her parents and several brothers to St. Martin Parish during the early antebellum period. 

Alphonse Dupuis married Élisabeth Bertrand.  Their son Alphonse, fils was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1861.  Was Alphonse a son of Alexis and an ancestor of Beaux and Pee-Mon Dupuis of Little Chenier?  (Just kidding about Beaux and Pee-Mon, cheres.)

Séverin Dupuis married Acadian Victorine Aucoin.  Their son Émile Evariste was born near Brashear City, now Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, in November 1861, and Frank in December 1869.  Was Séverin an Acadian Dupuis?

Homere Dupuis married Marie ____ and settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, by the early 1860s.

Irma Dupuis married Bernard Savaille.  Her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in February 1866. 

Philomène Dupuis married Israël Dyson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Victor Dupuis married Céleste Ann Magnon and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Donat Dupuy married Acadian Emma Giroir in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in January 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Youngsville. 

Joseph Dupuy "of New Iberia" married Mary or Marie Davis at the Patoutville, now Lydia, church, Iberia Parish, in November 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Arthur was born near Patoutville in July 1870. 

Alphonse Dupuy married Azema Courtille in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Auguste Dupuy married Susan Emma Thom in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Dupuis/Dupuy is not an unusual surname in France, so it should be no surprise that non-Acadians bearing the name lived in Louisiana during the colonial period:

In June 1740, Governor Bienville noted of a Franch lieutenant named Maret Dupuis:  "He came to the colony in 1717 in the rank of Cadet, was made Enseigne in 1721, and Lieutenant in 1736.  He is a good officer, wise and faithful to his duty, but very infirm;  age 45." 

Christine Dupuy, native of Brittany, France, died at New Orleans in October 1724.  She may have been only 35 years old. 

Pierre Dupuy married Françoise Richard.  Their son François and his twin sister Marie were born at New Orleans in February 1729. 

Jacques, son of Raphaël-Xavier Dupuis and Marie Marly of Perpignan, Diocese of Rossellon, France, was a soldier in the royal artillery corps at New Orleans.  He died in the city's Royal Military Hospital, age 29, in July 1790.  

François-Élie, son of Jean-Baptiste Dupuy and Marie-Antoinette LaPeryera of Bordeaux, France, married Marie, daughter of Bruno Salomon-Malines and Marianne Rilleux of Metz, Lorraine, and New Orleans, at New Orleans in November 1791.  Their son Antoine-François was born in the city in December 1792, and Aydel in August 1796.  

Jean Dupuis married Marie-Adélaïde Raguet by April 1793, when a daughter was born to them at New Orleans. 

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A Dupuis settled on the Upper German Coast during the late colonial period, and at least one of his descendants moved to Bayou Lafourche during the antebellum period: 

Descendants of François DUPUIS (c1718-1788)

François Dupuis married Pérrine Champagne probably on the German Coast and died at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands in October 1788; he was 70 years old. 

1

Jean-Baptiste was born at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands, on the Upper German Coast, in February 1774.  

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Antoine, baptized at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands, age unrecorded, in May 1775, married Françoise, daughter of French Creole Jean-Baptiste Rodrigue, at St.-Jean-Baptiste in June 1795.  Their son Antoine, fils was born at St.-Jean-Baptiste in August 1796, and Hortare or Horter in May 1801.  

Horter married French Creole Azélie Vicknair.  They had a son named Horter, fils.

Horter, fils married cousin Marie Louise, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Rodrigue, also called Landry, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1859.  Their son Florestan Horter was born near Raceland in September 1859, and Émile Morel in April 1868. 

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André Dupuis married Marie-Justine _____ by August 1792, when a daughter was born to them probably at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands.  In January 1793, Antoine Dupui served as the girl's godfather at her baptism at St.-Jean-Baptiste, so André may have been another son of François and Pérrine. 

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Dozens of Dupuis/Dupuys, called Foreign French by native Louisianians, came to New Orleans from France and the Caribbean Basin during the antebellum period.  Most of them probably remained at New Orleans: 

Dorotée Dupuy, a 28-year-old servant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Jérôme out of Bordeaux, France, in February 1822.  

Nicolas Dupusse, perhaps a Dupuis, a 28-year-old baker from France, reached New Orleans about the ship Enterprize out of Le Havre, France, in October 1827.  

____ Dupuy, a 25-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Charleston out of Havana, Cuba, in November 1827.  

Adolphe Dupuis, a 15-year-old carpenter from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Jalapeña out of Tampico, Mexico, in January 1831.  

J. Dupuy, a 23-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship La Paix out of Bordeaux in February 1835.  

____ Dupuy, a 28-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Haleyon out of Tampico in May 1835.  

Minus Dupuy, a 30-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Jane out of Matamoros, Mexico, in May 1836.  

George Dupuy, age and occupation unrecorded, from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship MacLellan out of Le Havre in November 1836.  With him was his wife, age and given name unrecorded, also a native of France.  

____ Dupuis, a 25-year-old mechanic from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Anne Louise out of Bordeaux in December 1836.  

Jean Bapt. Dupuis, a 29-year-old laborer from  France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Georgia out of Le Havre in January 1838.  

Jules Dupuy, a 20-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Charles Carroll out of Havana in September 1838.  

Jean Bapt. Dupuis, a 29-year-old "minister," perhaps a Huguenot, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Rubicon out of Le Havre in November 1838.  With him were Jeannette Dupuis, age 27, probably his wife, and sons Edward, age 2, and Auguste, age 1.  

____ Dupuy, a 28-year-old Frenchman, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Vaillant out of Bordeaux in November 1838.  

J. Dupuy, a 32-year-old carpenter from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Cardinal de Cheveruse out of Bordeaux in February 1839.  

____ Dupuis, a 36-year-old native of France, gender and occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Mozart out of Le Havre in November 1839.  

P. Dupuy, a 25-year-old carpenter from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Majestueux out of Bordeaux in December 1839.  

_____ Dupuis, a 40-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Christophe Colombe out of Le Havre in January 1840.  Aboard the same vessel was Mrs. Dupuis, age 26, and their unnamed children, ages 11, 9, and 6. 

_____ Dupuy, a 35-year-old driver from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Édouard out of Bordeaux in June 1845. 

Bernard Dupuy, a 21-year-old laborer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Vaillant out of Bordeaux in November 1845. 

Pascal Dupuy, a 30-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship P. Soulé out of Havana in June 1846. 

Louis Dupuis, a 23-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Brunswick out of Le Havre in June 1848.  Jean Louis Dupuy of St.-Gaudens, Department of Haute-Garonne, France, died in Lafayette Parish in September 1848; he was only 23 years old.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded Jean Louis's burial did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  He probably was the Foreign Frenchman who had come to New Orleans the previous June.  

Guillaume Dupuy, a 24-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Jacques Lafitte out of Le Havre in October 1848. 

Armand Dupuis, a 19-year-old farmer from France, and Victor Dupuis, a 16-year-old French farmer, probably brothers, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Scyane out of Le Havre in January 1849.  Was this the Amand Dupuis who married Virginie Baskerville and settled near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, by 1860? 

B. Dupuy, a 24-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Radius out of Bordeaux in July 1850. 

Françoise Dupuy, a 28-year-old native of Chelle-Débat, Haute-Pyrénées, France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Helen Francis out of Bordeaux in January 1851. 

Isaac Dupui, a 29-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship N. H. Wolfe out of Bordeaux in November 1852.  Aboard the same ship was Jane Dupui, age 24, and their son Henry, age 1. 

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During the antebellum and immediate post-war periods, non-Acadian Dupuis/Dupuys, including two with the similar-sounding surnames Dupay and Dupouy, and an immigrant from Spain, appeared in South Louisiana communities, many of them where Acadians settled:

Pierre, son of Jean Dupouy and Pérrine Duballo of Bordeaux, France, a master surgeon, married Anne Marie, daughter of Acadian Benjamin LeBlanc, at Ascension in November 1807.  Pierre died in Ascension Parish in July 1810; he was only 33 years old.  Daughter Carmelite, whose full name was Pierre Marie Carmelite, married Ubert, son of Joseph Treille of Labigean, Department of Gers, France, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1829.  

André Dupuis, perhaps Dupré, married Justine Normand.  Their daughter Théotiste married Michel Aymond in St. Landry Parish in May 1816. 

François, son of Jean Dupuis and Catherine Arnaude of Tarnos, Department of Landes, in the southwestern corner of France, married Marie Rose, daughter of Francisco Desbains of Vigo, Province of Galicia, Spain, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1835.  Their son Jean Frédéric was born near St. Gabriel in May 1836.  Their daughter married into the Allain family.  François, described by the recording priest as "a nat. of Bayonne, France," died near St. Gabriel in March 1840; he was only 33 years old. 

Philibert, son of Joseph Dupuis/Dupuy, deceased, and Hélène Cartanas of Chambery, Savoie, Spain, married Marie Anaïs, daughter of French Creole Pierre Ayraud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1842; Marie's mother was an Acadian LeBlanc. One of the many witnesses to the marriage was Charles Dupuy, probably an Acadian, so one wonders if Joseph and Philibert had Acadian roots.  Philibert and Marie Anaïs's daughters married into the Richard family, and perhaps into the Smith family as well. 

Pierre Dupay married Séverine, teenage daughter of French Creole Laurent Pelegrin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1848.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names.  Pierre must have died soon after the wedding because in March 1850 Séverine, still only "about 18 yrs. old," remarried to Zenon Pompilius Chauvin in Terrebonne Parish. 

Pierre, son of Vincent Dupuy and Jeanne Manezun, probably a Foreign Frenchman, married Eugènie Marie Argoise or Hargouez in January 1849.  Pierre died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February, less than a month after his marriage; he was only 30 years old; his succession record was filed at the Thibodeaux courthouse a week after his death.  One wonders if the couple had any children. 

André Bernard Dupuis, from Hautes-Pyrénées, southern France, died near Baton Rouge in December 1861; he was 53 years old.  The priest who recorded André Bernard's burial did not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

Abraham Dupue married Maggie Olivia Rhea at the St. Francisville church, West Feliciana Parish, in January 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Dupuy, "a Frenchman," died at Baton Rouge, "age ca. 40 years," in June 1867.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Joseph's parents' names or mention a wife. 

CONCLUSION

Dupuiss settled early in Acadia, and they were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them came to the colony in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue.  Teenage orphan Joseph Dupuis of Port-Royal followed his widowed aunt to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married a fellow Acadian.  Meanwhile, five of his cousins from Rivière-aux-Canards--another Joseph Dupuis and his three nephews and a niece--reached New Orleans in the late 1760s from St.-Domingue; they were among the relatively few Acadians who came to Louisiana directly from the Caribbean Basin.  They, too, settled on the Acadian Coast, at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, upriver from St.-Jacques.  During the antebellum period, some of them crossed the river and settled near Plaquemine or in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Meanwhile, in early 1768, more Minas Dupuiss came to the colony, from Port Tobacco, Maryland, as part of the large extended family led by the Breau brothers of Pigiguit.  Spanish governor Ulloa forced them to settle far upriver at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, but after Ulloa's ouster in a colonial revolt, his successor let the Breau clan move downriver to the Acadian Coast.  The Dupuiss from Natchez chose to go to Ascension, between St.-Jacques and St.-Gabriel.  In 1785, three more Dupuis families reached the colony aboard two of the Seven Ships from France.  One family chose to go to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but after hurricanes devastated that community in the early 1790s, they moved to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Most of the Dupuiss from France, however, settled on upper Bayou Lafourche and created a second center of family settlement in what became Assumption Parish.  Curiously, few Dupuiss on upper Bayou Lafourche moved down bayou during the antebellum period.  When they did move south, during the War of 1861-65 or soon afterwards, they moved all the way down to present-day Morgan City on the lower Atchafalaya and to St. Mary and Iberia parishes on lower Bayou Teche. 

Not until the eve of the Louisiana Purchase did a western branch of the family emerge.  In c1800, Joseph Dupuis of St.-Jacques, now in his late 40s, took his family, including two sons, to upper Bayou Teche.  The sons settled at La Grand Pointe, near present-day Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish.  In the following decades, they were joined by three cousins from St. Gabriel, one of whom settled near New Iberia on lower Bayou Teche, but he soon returned to the river.  His brothers, however, remained on the upper Teche.  During the late antebellum and early post-war periods, Dupuiss from St. Martin moved westward to Grand Coteau and Carencro near the boundary of St. Landry and Lafayette parishes, down to the Abbeville area of Vermilion Parish, and farther westward to Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé and the Mermentau River in present-day Acadia Parish. 

By the late 1860s, descendants of Dupuy/Dupuis exiles from Halifax, St.-Domingue, Maryland, and France had settled in nearly every Acadian community of South Louisiana.  They could be found in West Baton Rouge Parish, on both sides of the river in Iberville Parish, and in Ascension Parish on the old Acadian Coast; on upper Bayou Lafourche in Assumption Parish; on the lower Atchafalaya and on lower Bayou Teche from present-day Morgan City up to New Iberia; on the upper Teche especially around Breaux Bridge; and out on the western prairies at Grand Coteau and Carencro on the upper Vermilion, at Abbeville on the lower Vermilion, at Church Point on upper Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé, and as far west as the upper Mermentau River valley.  Due to the commonality of the surname in France, during the colonial and antebellum periods, non-Acadian Dupuis/Dupuys and individuals with similar-sounding family names also settled in South Louisiana, among them dozens of Foreign Frenchmen who came to New Orleans from France and the Caribbean Basin throughout the antebellum period.  Some of them lived in Acadian communities, but most of them remained at New Orleans.  Their numbers never came close, however, to that of their Acadian namesakes.  Most of the Dupuis/Dupuys of South Louisiana, then, are descendants of Michel Dupuis of La Chaussée and Port-Royal. 

Dozens of Dupuy/Dupuiss, both Acadian and non-Acadian, served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65. ...

In Louisiana, Dupuy is a common spelling for the family, especially east of the Atchafalaya Basin; west of the Basin, members of the family prefer Dupuis.  The family's name also is spelled Depui, Depuis, dePuy, Dupeuy, Dupiuy, Dupui, duPuis, Dupuit, and Dupuys.  The Acadian family should not be confused with the similar-sounding Dupré family of South Louisiana, who lived in the same communities as the Dupuis/Dupuys and were French Canadians, French Creoles, and Foreign French, not Acadians.  [For the family's Louisiana "begats," see Book Ten]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 538-42, 1160-70, 1658, 2486-87; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:184-85, 2:104, 3:94; Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 187; BRDR, 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Clark, A. H., Acadia, 116, Fig. 2; De Ville, Mississippi Valley Mélange, 2:14, source of quotation; "Fort Cumberland, 24 Aug 1763"; "Fort Edward, 1761-62"; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 128-30, 370, 560-61, 608; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 15-16, 77-78, 109, 152-54, 158, 177-78, 204-06, 217, 233-34, 267; NOAR, vols. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 1; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 27, 39; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 39-40; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 66-67; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 144-47, 313-17; White, DGFA-1, 596-607; White, DGFA-1 English, 126-27; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 37, 50, 114-16.  

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Ambroise DUPUIS/DUPUY 01 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born c1742, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne AUCOIN; brother of Marie; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Tamerlan 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 16 Jan 1759, age 16; at Plouër, France, 1759-64;  married, age 24, Anne, daughter of Charles THÉRIOT & Françoise LANDRY of Rivière-aux-Canards, 24 Jul 1764, Plouër; at St.-Servan, France, 1764-71; at Plouër 1771-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 43, head of family, no occupation listed; moved to Manchac at southern edge of Baton Rouge District; died [buried] Manchac, East Baton Rouge Parish, 28 Apr 1822, age 80
Anne DUPUIS/DUPUY 02 1765 StJ born c1741; married Pierre FORET; arrived LA 1765, age 24; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Anne DUPUY, age 25, with husband & no children; may have died by 1768, when her husband may have remarried
Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS/DUPUY 03 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1733; married Jean, son of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT; exiled to MD 1755, age 22; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne GAIDRIS, with husband Jean GAIDRIS, sons Firmin GAIDRIS, Jean GAIDRIS, & daughters Magdelaine GAIDRIS, Monique GAIDRIS; arrived LA 1768, age 35, a widow; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana DE PUI widow, age 35, with sons Fermin LLEDRI age 16, Juan Bte. [GUIDRY] age 2, daughters Magdalena [GUIDRY] age 14, Monica [GUIDRY] age 6, Isabel [GUIDRY] age 3, & 6 arpents; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Anne DUPUIS widow GUÉDRY, age 40[sic], head of family number 81, with sons Firmain GUÉDRY age 18, Jean GUÉDRY age 8, daughters Magdelaine GUÉDRY age 16, Monique GUÉDRY age 6, & 6 arpents
Cécile DUPUIS/DUPUY 04 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG born c1764, probably MD; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne RICHARD; sister of Firmin & Marie; in report on Acadians Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with parents & brother; arrived LA 1768, age 4; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Cecilia, age 4, with parents & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 6, with widowed mother, brother, & sister; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Cecil, age 15, with widowed mother & brother; married, age 18, (1)Joseph, son of Amand BREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LANDRY, 11 Feb 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 20, (2)Joseph, son of Claude RICHARD & Cécile MELANÇON, & widow of Anne LANDRY, 25 Apr 1784, Ascension; married (3)Jacques, son of Alexandre MECOLER & Anne DEVOIS "of America," early 1790s, probably St.-Gabriel; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 7 Mar 1799, age 30[sic]
Élisabeth/Isabelle DUPUIS/DUPUY 05 Aug 1785 Asp born c1775, Châtellerault, France; daughter of Joseph DUPUIS & his second wife Marie LANDRY; in Poitou, France, 1775-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Isabelle DUPUIS, age 14, with widowed father; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Isabelle DUPUIS, age 16, with widowed father; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel, age 21, with widowed father; married, age 22, Charles of Menthoiron, France, son of Jean-Baptiste BOURG & Jeanne CHAILLOU, 14 Feb 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Élisabet, no surname given, age 23, with husband & no children, & called Isabelle, no surname given, age 24, with husband & no children; died Assumption Parish 26 Dec 1846, age 72[sic], buried next day, a widow
Étienne DUPUIS/DUPUY 06 Aug 1785 Asp born c1749, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Charles DUPUIS & Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Joseph, Madeleine, & Marguerite; exiled to VA 1755, age 6; deported to England 1756, age 7; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 14; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Étienne DUPUIS, listed singly; married, age 35, Marie-Osite, daughter of Paul DUGAS & his second wife Hélène BLANCHARD, 16 Nov 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 36, head of family, appointed 1 of the 5 leaders of the La Bergère expedition; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Étienne DUPUIS, age 40, with wife Marie-Osite age 27, son Fabien [Étienne?] age 1, daughter Marie age 2, 6 arpents, 15 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 5 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Étienne DUPUIS, age 42, with wife Marie age 29, sons Étienne age 3, Jean & Joseph age 1, daughter Marie age 5, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 80 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 15 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Estevan DUPUIS, with wife Osita age 34, sons Estevan age 9, Joseph & Juan age 6, Pedro age 4, Carlos age 1, daughters Maria age 9, & Elena age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 49, with wife Osite age 35, sons Étienne age 9, Joseph age 8, Jean age 7, & daughter Marie age 10, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Étienne DUPUIS, age 51[sic], with wife Marie age 37, sons Étienne age 10, Joseph & Jean age 8, Pierre age 6, Charles age 2, daughters Marie age 12, & Hélènne age 4, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 26 Nov 1837, age 95[sic], a widower
Firmin DUPUIS/DUPUY 07 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1752; son of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne RICHARD; brother of Cécile & Marie; in report on Acadians Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with parents & sister; arrived LA 1768, age 16; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Fermin, age 16, with parents & sisters; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Firmain DUPUIS, age 18, head of family number 79, with widowed mother age 45, sisters Marie age 16, Cécile age 6, & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Firmin DUPUIS, age 23, head of family number 79, with widowed mother age 48, sister Cécil age 15, 5 arpents next to brother-in-law Prosper HÉBERT, 0 slaves, 6 cattle, 1 horse, 0 sheep, 8 swine, 2 arms; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, called Firmin DUPUIS, fusileer; married, age 38, Marie, daughter of Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT & Marguerite RICHARD, 15 Feb 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 21 Oct 1819, age 74[sic]
Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS/DUPUY 08 1767 NO, Asc, StG, BR, Atk born c1752, probably Rivière-aux-Canards; called Baptiste; son of Antoine DUPUIS & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Marie-Madeleine, Pierre, & Simon-Joseph, nephew of Joseph; exiled to NY 1755, age 3; at La Mirebalais, French St.-Domingue, 1764-67; arrived LA from St.-Domingue, 1767; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, 23 Jul 1767, no age given, called Jean-Bte. DUPUIS, with 4 relatives & the notation: "These people have received their food supplies for the month of July"; married, age 23, (1)Élisabeth of Boston, MA, daughter of Alexis BENOIT & Marie COMEAUX, 7 Feb 1775, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Batiste DUPUIS, age 26, with unnamed wife [Élisabeth] age 18, 1 unnamed son age 2, 1 unnamed orphan boy age 12, 8 cattle, [0 horses?] 10 hogs, 20 fowl, 8 arpents, next to "nephew" [probably brother Simon-]Jausephe DUPUIS & near [uncle Joseph] DUPUIS; married, age 64, (2)Marie Anne, daughter of Pierre LANDRY & Anne THERIOT, & widow of André MARTIN, 31 Dec 1816, Baton Rouge; settled West Baton Rouge Parish; moved to St. Martin Parish; died St. Martin Parish 3 May 1831, age 81[sic]
Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS/DUPUY 09 Feb 1768 Natz born 22 Aug 1730, Grand-Pré; son of Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER; married Anne, daughter of Jacques RICHARD and Anne GRANGER, probably Minas, late 1740s or early 1750s; deported to MD 1755, age 25; in report on Acadians Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with wife Anne DUPUIS[sic], son Firmin DUPUIS, & daughter Marie DUPUIS; arrived LA 1768, age 38; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Juan Bte. DE PUI, age 38, with wife Ana age 32, son Fermin age 16, daughters Maria age 13, Cecilia age 4, & 5 arpents; died of litroprisis (a form of dropsy), Fort San Luìs de Natchez Sep 1768, age 38
*Jean-Charles DUPUIS/DUPUY 31 1785 BdE, BR born 17 Jun 1767, baptized next day, St.-Servan, France; called Charles; son of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne THÉRIOT; brother of Marguerite-Marie; at St.-Servan 1767-71; at Plouër, France, 1771-72; arrived LA probably 1785, age 18; followed parents to Bayou des Écores; moved to Manchac; married, age 26, Marguerite-Josèphe, daughter of Marin BOURG & Marie-Osite DAIGLE, 5 Jul 1793, probably Manchac
Joseph DUPUIS/DUPUY 10 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1751, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Justinien DUPUIS & Anne GIROUARD; arrived LA 1765, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Joseph DUPUIS, with 1 unnamed man & 1 unnamed boy in his household, also left [east] bank, called Joseph DUPUY, age 15, with widowed aunt Anne GAUDET, & cousins Marie & Monique DUPUY; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 18, with uncle & aunt Olivier BOUDREAUX & Anne GAUDET, Simon BOUDREAU, & 2 DUPUIS cousins; married, age 23, Marie, daughter of Abraham POIRIER & Marie-Josèphe BOURG, 7 Feb 1774, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 24[sic], with wife Marie age 21, & daughters Marie age 2 & Monique age 5 months; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Joseph DUPUIS, with 5 whites, 0 slaves, 4 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, called Joseph DUPUIS, fusileer; moved to Attakapas District; died [buried] Attakapas 5 Dec 1803, age 50[sic]
Joseph DUPUIS/DUPUY 11 1767 NO, StG born Rivière-aux-Canards, c1736; son of Antoine DUPUIS & his second wife Marie-Josèphe DUGAS; uncle of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, Pierre, & Simon-Joseph; exiled to NY 1755, age 18; at La Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, 1764-67; arrived LA from St.-Domingue, 1767, age 31; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, 23 Jul 1767, no age given, with 4 relatives & the notation: "These people have received their food supplies for the month of July"; married, age 33, Anne-Marie, daughter of Paul HÉBERT & Marguerite-Josèphe MELANÇON, 27 Mar 1769, probably St.-Gabriel; died by Mar 1785, when his wife remarried at St.-Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called (no given-name show) DUPUIS, age 38[sic], with unnamed wife [Anne-Marie] age 27, 2 unnamed sons ages 6 [Joseph, fils] & 2 [Jean], 12 cattle, 3 horses, 10 hogs, 30 fowl, 6 arpents, near [nephew] Batiste DUPUIS & "nephew" Jausephe DUPUIS [probably Simon-Joseph]; died St.-Gabriel 7 Dec 1781, age 45
Joseph DUPUIS/DUPUY 12 176? StG? no information yet ...
Joseph DUPUIS/DUPUY 13 Aug 1785 Asp born c1746, probably Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Charles DUPUIS & Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN; brother of Étienne, Madeleine, & Marguerite; exiled to VA 1755, age 9; deported to England 1756, age 10; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 17; at Plouër, France,1763-1772; sailor & journeyman; married, age 22, (1)Marie-Rose, daughter of Olivier DAIGLE & Angélique DOIRON, 9 Feb 1768, Plouër; married, age 25, (2)Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Élisabeth AUCOIN, 26 Nov 1771, Plouër; in Poitou, France, 1775-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Joseph DUPUIS, with no wife & 1 unnamed daughter [Isabelle]; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 39, widower, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Joseph DUPUIS, age 45[sic], with daughter Isabelle age 14, 6 arpents, 18 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph DUPUIS, age 41[sic], with daughter Isabelle age 16, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts., 100 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 0 horses, 30 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef DUPUIS, age 50, with daughter Isabel age 21; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 51, listed singly, 0 slaves; in Lafourche census, 1798, age 52, listed singly, with 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption 7 Nov 1807, age 60
Madeleine DUPUIS/DUPUY 14 Aug 1785 Asp born c1741, probably Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Charles DUPUIS & Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN; sister of Étienne, Joseph, & Marguerite; exiled to VA 1755, age 14; deported to England 1756, age 15; married, age 18, Eustache, son of Bernard DAIGLE & Angélique RICHARD of Grand-Pré, c1759, Southampton, England; on list of Acadians at Southampton going to France, 1763, age 22; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 22; at Plouër, France,1763-1772; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband & 3 sons; sailed to LA on La Bergére, age 44; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 45[sic], with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Madelaine, age 50, with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena, age 52[sic], with no husband so probably a widow, sons Carlos D'AIGLE age 23, & Estevan [D'AIGLE] age 11; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Magdeleinne DUPUI, Widow, age 53, with sons Charles [DAIGLE] age 24, & Etienne [DAIGLE] age 12, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne DUPUIS, Widow, age 52[sic], with sons Charles & Etienne DAIGLE; died [buried] Assumption Parish 21 Sep 1816, age 66[sic], a widow
Marguerite DUPUIS/DUPUY 15 Feb 1768 Natz born c1741; daughter of perhaps Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX; sister of Marie, Monique, & Pierre?; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Margueritte DUPUIS, with widowed mother & siblings?; married. age 23, Pierre, son of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, c1764, probably MD; arrived LA 1768, age 27; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita, no surname given, age 27, with husband, 1 daughter, & orphan Olivier BADEN; died Fort San Luìs de Natchez Jun or Jul 1768, age 27
Marguerite DUPUIS/DUPUY 16 1766? StJ, Atk born c1751, probably Minas; daughter of Joseph DUPUIS & Élisabeth LEBLANC; sister of Marie-Josèphe & Osite; deported to MD 1755, age 4?; arrived LA 1766, age 15, with sisters?; married Jean, son of Charles dit Charlitte DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUX dit Niganne of Annapolis Royal, late 1760s, Cabanocé; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1769, unnamed, no age given, with husband & no children; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 20, with husband, 1 son, & a brother-in-law; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 3 unnamed children; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 26, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 5 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 7 unnamed others; died "suddenly" Attakapas 15 Aug 1797, "at age of 42 or 43 years[sic]," buried next day
Marguerite DUPUIS/DUPUY 17 Aug 1785 Asp born c1750, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Charles DUPUIS & Marie-Madeleine TRAHAN; sister of Étienne, Joseph, & Madeleine; exiled to VA 1755, age 5; deported to England 1756, age 6; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 13; at Plouër, France, 1763-72; married, age 26, Fabien, son of Alexis AUCOIN & Hélène BLANCHARD of Cobeguit, 21 May 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, & no children; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 34; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 31[sic, probably 37], with husband, no children, & probably brother-in-law Mathurin[-Jean] AUCOIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 40, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita DUPUIS, age 46[sic], with husband, no children, & [orphan] Isabel HÉBERT; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte DUPUIS, age 47, with husband, no children, & orphan Isabelle HÉBERT; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 48, with husband & no children; died [buried] Assumption Parish 25 Jul 1824, age 72[sic], a widow
Marguerite-Marie DUPUIS/DUPUY 18 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 3 May 1777, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne THÉRIOT; sister of Jean-Charles; at St.-Servan 1777-85; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 8; moved to Manchac, Baton Rouge District; married, age 20, Malo-Bénoni, son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE of Manchac, 4 Jul 1797, probably Manchac; died [buried] Baton Rouge 19 Mar 1850, age 98[sic]?  #
Marie DUPUIS/DUPUY 19 1765 StJ born c1751, probably Annapolis Royal; daughter of Michel DUPUIS & Anne GAUDET; sister of Monique; arrived LA 1765, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, age 15, with widowed mother, sister Monique, & cousin Joseph DUPUY; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 17, with mother, stepfather Olivier BOUDREAUX, sister Monique, cousin Joseph DUPUIS, & stepbrother Simon BOUDREAUX; married, age 21, (1)Joseph, son of Paul BLANCHARD & Judith SAVOIE of Port-Royal, 23 Nov 1772, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 25, with husband, 2 daughters, & orphan Élizabeth [BLANCHARD]; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 6 others?; married, age 29, (2)Joseph, son of Jean ARCENEAUX & Judith BERGERON, 10 Sep 1780, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. James Parish 1 Apr 1833, age 83, a widow
Marie DUPUIS/DUPUY 20 Feb 1768 Natz born c1739, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX; sister of Marguerite, Monique, & Pierre; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 29; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 29, with widowed mother & siblings; never married; died on voyage from New Orleans to St.-Luìs de Natchez, early Mar 1768, age 29, after suffering "with hemorrage[sic] for four years"
Marie DUPUIS/DUPUY 21 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG born c1755; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne RICHARD; sister of Cécile & Firmin; arrived LA 1768, age 13; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 13, with parents & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 15, with brother, widowed mother, & sister; married, age 18, (1)Prosper-Sébastien, son of Pierre HÉBERT & his first wife Isabelle CORMIER of Chignecto, 29 Apr or 3 May 1773, St.-Jacques or Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 22, with husband & no children; married, age 32, (2)Olivier, son of Pierre PART & Angélique GAUDIN, 15 Jan 1787, St.-Gabriel
Marie DUPUIS/DUPUY 22 Dec 1785 BdE born c1749; daughter of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne AUCOIN; sister of Ambroise, fils; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Tamerlan 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 16 Jan 1759, age 12[sic]; married, age 19, Jean, son of François BOURG & Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, 9 Feb 1768, Plouër, France; at St.-Énogat, France, 1768-69, at Langrolay, France, 1769-70; at St.-Énogat 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; at St.-Énogat 1778; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 36
*Marie-Josèphe DUPUIS/DUPUY 23 17?? Asc, Asp born 28 Jun 1742; baptized 5 Jul 1742, Grand-Pré; daughter of Joseph DUPUIS & Élisabeth LEBLANC; sister of Marguerite & Osite; probably exiled to MD 1755, age 13; married Anselme, son of probably Alexandre LE BORGNE de BÉLISLE & Marie LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, & widower of Anne _____, probably Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 35, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 46, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie Joseph, age 47[sic], with husband, 3 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 54, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 55, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 59, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; died Assumption Parish 22 Dec 1831, age 92[sic], buried next day
Marie-Madeleine DUPUIS/DUPUY 24 1767 NO, StG born c1754, probably Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Antoine DUPUIS & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Pierre, & Simon-Joseph, niece of Joseph; exile to NY 1755, age 1; at La Mirebalais, French St.-Domingue, 1764-67; arrived LA from St.-Domingue, 1767; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, 23 Jul 1767, called Marie, no age given, with 4 relatives & the notation: "These people have received their food supplies for the month of July"; married, age 15, Jean-Baptiste dit Petit-Jean, son of François HÉBERT & Marie-Josèphe MELANÇON of Grand-Pré, 27 Mar 1769, probably St.-Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 22, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 18 Sep 1803, age 50
Monique DUPUIS/DUPUY 25 1765 StJ born c1754, probably Annapolis Royal; daughter of Michel DUPUIS & Anne GAUDET; sister of Marie; arrived LA 1765, age 11; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, age 12, with widowed mother, sister Marie, & cousin Joseph DUPUY; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 14, with mother, stepfather Olivier BOUDREAUX, sister Marie, cousin Joseph DUPUIS, & stepbrother Simon BOUDREAUX; married, age 20, Simon, son of Olivier BOUDREAUX, her stepfather, & his first wife Ludivine LANDRY, 2 May 1774, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 21[sic, probably 23], with husband & 1 daughter; died "at her home between 11:00 and noon," St. James Parish, 4 Nov 1846, a widow, buried next day, age 93
Monique DUPUIS/DUPUY 26 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG? born c1744, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX; sister of Marguerite, Marie, & Pierre; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed mother & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 24; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Monica, age 24, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, age 26, with brother Pierre; married, age 29, Joseph, son of perhaps Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT, 24 May 1773, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Marie[sic], age 33, with husband & no children; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 24 Jan 1823, age 86[sic], a widow?
Osite DUPUIS/DUPUY 27 Sep 1766 StJ born 12 Nov 1744, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; daughter of Joseph DUPUIS & Élisabeth LEBLANC; sister of Marguerite & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; arrived LA 1766, age 22; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of probably Jean-Baptiste MELANÇON & Madeleine LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, 2 May 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 24, with husband & 1 son; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 33, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 5 others; died by Apr 1787, when her husband remarried at St.-Jacques?
Pierre DUPUIS/DUPUY 28 1767 NO, StG born c1765, La Mirebalais, St.-Domingue?; son of Antoine DUPUIS & Marguerite BOUDREAUX of Rivière-aux-Canards; brother of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, & Simon-Joseph, nephew of Joseph; at La Mirebalais, French St.-Domingue, 1765-67; arrived LA from St.-Domingue, 1767, age 2; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, 23 Jul 1767, no age given, with 4 relatives & the notation: "These people have received their food supplies for the month of July"; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed orphan boy, age 12, with brother Batiste?; never married; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 25 Jan 1781, no age given but probably in his late teens
Pierre DUPUIS/DUPUY 29 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1750, probably Minas; son of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX; brother of Marguerite, Marie, & Monique; exiled to MD 1755, age 5; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed mother & sisters; arrived LA 1768, age 18; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Pedro DE PUI, age 18, with widowed mother & sisters; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Pierre DUPUIS, age 19, head of family number 80, with sister Monique age 16, & 4 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Pierre DUPUIS, age 25, head of "family" number 80, listed singly so still a bachelor, with 4 arpents, 0 slaves, 2 cattle, 0 horses, 0 sheep, 7 swine, 2 arms; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Jul & Aug 1779, called Pierre DUPUIS, fusileer; never married; died [buried] Ascension 22 Jan 1792, a "young bachelor," age 42
Simon-Joseph DUPUIS/DUPUY 30 1767 NO, StG born c1754, probably Rivière-aux-Canard; called Joseph; son of Antoine DUPUIS & Marguerite BOUDREAUX of Rivière-aux-Canards; brother of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, & Pierre, nephew of Joseph; at La Mirebalais, French St.-Domingue, 1764-65; arrived LA from St.-Domingue, 1767; in report on Acadians in New Orleans, 23 Jul 1767, called Simon DUPUIS, no age given, with 4 relatives & the notation: "These people have received their food supplies for the month of July"; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Jausephe DUPUIS, nephew, bachelor, age 10(sic)[sic], with 12 cattle, 9 hogs, 14 fowl, & 8 arpents, next to [brother] Batiste DUPUIS & near [uncle Joseph] DUPUIS; married, age 24, Marie-Ludivine, called Ludivine, daughter of Mathurin LANDRY & his first wife Marie BABIN, 5 Oct 1778, Ascension, now Donaldsonville, but resident of St.-Gabriel; died [buried] Iberville Parish 31 Oct 1814, age 60

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Ambroise DUPUY; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 1; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 314-15, Family No. 378; BRDR, 4:191 (SJO-11, 2), his death/burial record, calls him Ambroise DUPUIS, age 80 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

After the Acadians abandoned the Bayou des Écores settlement in the early 1790s, Ambroise took his family to Manchac, at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.  South of Manchac was the St.-Gabriel d'Iberville District, which became part of Iberville Parish.  The church at St.-Gabriel was a bit closer to Manchac than the church at Baton Rouge, but Manchac was on the north side of the eponymous bayou, in what became East Baton Rouge Parish, & this family may have lived at the northern edge of the Manchac settlement, hence the baptismal, marriage, & burial records filed at the church at Baton Rouge, not St.-Gabriel.  

02.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Anne DUPUIS; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2489, calls her Anne DUPUT. 

03.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Anne DUPUIS veuve Jean GUÉDRY; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2499, 2500, her husband's (called Jean-Baptiste) & son Jean's profiles in the LA section, call her Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7.

Her estimated birth year is from the age given in the Spanish report of Feb 1768, not the Ascension census of 1770.  

Her son Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY's church marriage record, dated 15 Jun 1785, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:370-71 (SM Ch.: v.3, #66), calls her Magdeleine DUPUIS, so, as Arsenault points out, that must have been her middle name.  Son Jean-Baptiste's civil marriage record, dated 14 Jun 1785, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:371 (LSAR: Opel.: 1785-358), calls her Agnès DUPUIS, but all other records call her Anne. 

04.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Cécile DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:147, 267 (ASC-1, 143), record of her first marriage, calls her Cecilia DUPUY, calls her husband Joseph BRAUD, gives her & her his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro LANDRY, Juan LANDRY, & Carlos BRAUD; BRDR, 2:267, 622 (ASC-1, 156), the record of her second marriage, calls her Cecilia DUPUY, "widow of Josef BRAUD," calls her husband Josef RICHARD, "widower of Anna LANDRY of St.-Gabriel," gives her & her his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Aman HÉBERT & Simon ALLEIN; BRDR, 2:267 (SGA-8, 24, #126), her death/burial record, calls her Cecelia DUPUIS, "age 30 years & spouse of Santiago MECOLER, gives her parents' names, & says they were "of Acadia."

Where is the record of her third marriage?  For more on this third marriage, see the baptismal records of Joseph, Margarita, & Alexandro MECOLER, dated 1 Jun 1795, 13 Nov 1796, & 6 Mar 1799, respectively, in BRDR, 2:532 (SGA-11, 76, 82, 94, #363 & #461), which give the parents' &, in 2 instances, the grandparents' names.

What killed her so young?  The complications of childbirth? 

05.  Wall of Names, 31, calls her Isabelle [DUPUY], & lists her with her widowed father; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 66-67, Family No. 123; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls her Isabelle, sa [Joseph DUPUY's] fille, age 10, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Isabelle DUPUIS, his [Joseph DUPUIS's] daughter, age 10, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 63rd Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father; BRDR, 2:120, 273 (ASM-2, 24), her marriage record, calls her Ysabel DUPUIS "of Châtelrau, Diocese of Poitiers," calls her husband Carlos BOURQUE "of Menthoiron in Poitou, France," gives her & his parents' names, says her mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph DUPUIS [her father] & Joseph AUCOIN; BRDR, 6:226 (ASM-10, 70), her death/burial record, calls her Élisabeth DUPUY, "age 72 yrs., widow of Charles BOURG," but does not give her parents' names.   

06.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Étienne DUPUY, & lists him with his wife & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 315-16, "Family" No. 379; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 66, Family No. 122; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls him Étienne DUPUY, marin, age 36, on the embarkation list, Étienne DUPUY, on the debarkation list, & Étienne DUPUIS, sailor, age 36, on the complete listing, says he was in the 68th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & no children, details his marriage but gives no parents' names or place of marriage, lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his wife after they reached LA, & says he owned 6 arpents of land but does not say when or where; BRDR, 5(rev.):218 (ASM-3, 269), his death/burial record, calls him Étienne DUPUIS, age 95 yrs., widower of Ozite DUGAS, but does not give his parents' names.  

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

His line of the family was the only one that survived in the Bayou Lafourche valley, but it did well.  

07.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Firmin DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:268, 691 (ASC-2, 32), his marriage record, calls him Firmain DUPUIS, calls his wife Maria THERIOT, gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were "of St. Gabriel of Manchac," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre LACONTE & Firmin LANDRY; BRDR, 3:301 (ASC-4, 148), his death/burial record, calls him Firmin DUPUIS, age 74 yrs., spouse Marie TERIO, but does not give his parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Acadians, 436; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 18.

His estimated birth year is based on the ages given in the Spanish report of 1768 & the Ascension censuses of 1770 & 1777, not on the age found in his burial record.

Why did he wait so long to marry?  Was it to care for his widowed mother, who never remarried, & his younger sisters?  Despite the wait, he fathered a large family. 

08.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:71, 269 (ASC-1, 129), record of his first marriage record, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUPUY, "res. at St. Gabriel at Manchac," calls his wife Élizabeth BENOA (BENOIT), gives his & her parents' names, says both sets of parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Charles MELANÇON, Augustin BRUSARD, & François HÉBERT; BRDR, 3:303, 502-03 (SJO-3, 179), record of his second marriage, calls him Juan B. DUPUIS "of Acadia," calls his wife Mariana LANDRIE, "wid.,"  gives his & her parents' names but not her first husband's name, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Isidore LABOVE & Pedro GRANGIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:229 (SM Ch.: v.5, p.5, #21), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptise DUPUIS of Acadie, says he was 81 years old when he died, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:229 (SMCt.Hse.: Succ. #671), his succession record, calls him Jean Baptiste DUPUIS m. Marie Anne LANDRY, but does not give his parents' names, his first wife's name, or list any children.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 427; De Ville, St.-Gabriel Census, 1777, 10.

His father Antoine died at La Mirebalais, French St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, at age 46 in Aug 1765.  Jean-Baptiste's younger brothers Antoine, fils & Pierre also died at La Mirebalais, in Oct 1764.  According to their baptismal records, Pierre & Antoine, fils had been born "in New England" & were baptized at La Mirebalais, ages 7 &  4, respectively in Sep 1764, which gives an idea of when the family reached the island.  Jean-Baptiste & his 4 relatives, then, were among the few Acadians who came to LA directly from the French Antilles.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 128, 130; appendix.  They appear on a Spanish list of Acadians at New Orleans dated 23 Jul 1767, so their date of arrival in LA is most likely 12 Jul 1767 with the party of Acadians from Baltimore, MD, who left that city in Apr & spent 17 days at Cap-Français on their way down to New Orleans.  See J. Voorhies; appendix.  White, DGFA-1 English, 127, says a deposition made at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, reveals that "Antoine DUPUIS's family was transported to New York, but at the time of the census of 1763 several of its members were in Connecticut," which, of course, is in New England.  

Jean-Baptiste died in St. Martin, not in West Baton Rouge, Parish because two of his sons lived on the Teche since the late 1810s, & in his old age he probably went to live with them.  That he was not just visiting is attested to by where his succession record was filed--also in St. Martin Parish. 

09.  Wall of Names, 16 (pl.3L), calls him Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS, & lists him with wife Anne RICHARD & 3 children, son Firmin & daughters Marie & Cécile.  See also BRDR, 1a(rev.):68 (SGA-2, 101), his birth/baptismal record, dated 24 Aug 1730, gives his birth date, calls him Jean-Baptiste DUPUY, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Jean BABIN & Marie Joseph DUPUY, aunt; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 115. 

For his death, see Delavillebeuvre, commandant at Fort San Luìs, to Ulloa, dated 29 Sep 1768, in Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 162, which says:  "... Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS succumbed to litroprisis," or dropsy.  His wife evidently did not remarry.  

10.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Joseph DUPUIS neveu, & lists him with Anne GAUDET, veuve Michel DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:269, 599 (SJA-1, 44a); his marriage record, calls him Joseph DUPUY, calls his wife Marie POIREÉ, "bn. not given," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:270 (SM Ch.: v.4, #327), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph DUPUIS of Acadia m. to Marie POIRIER, gives his parents' names, & says he was buried "at age 50 yrs."  See also Bourgeois, Cabanoce, 161, 169, 177; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 10; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 114.  

Arsenault, Généalogie, 540-41, the Port-Royal section, says that Michel, son of Pierre DUPUIS & Jeanne RICHARD of Port-Royal & husband of Anne GAUDET, had a brother named Justinien, married to Anne, daughter of Guillaume GIROUARD & Marie BERNARD, & they had a son named Joseph, born in 1752.  Arsenault goes on to say that Justinien's family was at St.-Jacques in LA in 1774.  Arsenault, 2487, the LA section, says that Joseph DUPUIS, born in 1751, was the son of Michel DUPUIS & Anne GAUDET, but Wall of Names, followed here, says that he was Michel's nephew.  See Bourgeois, cited above, for his association with Anne GAUDET & her daughters.  Why does Bourgeois include him in the household of his aunt in Apr 1766 but the original French listing does not?  See Bourgeois, 169; Voorhies, J., cited above.  Are we looking at 2 Joseph DUPUIS/DUPUY's at Cabanocé in 1766?  His marriage to Marie POIRIER comes from Arsenault, 2486, corroborated by their marriage record & the  St.-Jacques census of 1777, cited above.  His estimated birth year is taken from Arsenault, in turn based on the Cabanocé census of 1766 in Bourgeois, 169, & his burial record.  It would be easy to confuse this Joseph DUPUIS with the one at St.-Gabriel in 1777. 

His sons Pierre & Michel created the western branch of the DUPUIS family in the early 1800s, so one of them may have been the ancestor of "Beau" & "Pee-Mon" of Little Chenier.  Just kidding. 

11.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Joseph DUPUIS 2; White, DGFA-1, 604, calls him Joseph [DUPUIS], says he was a twin, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Marie-Josèphe BABIN, says she was his father's second wife, gives his estimated birth year & birthplace based on testimony of Acadians at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, says he was counted at New Orleans in 1767, details his marriage, says it was recorded at Pointe-Coupée, gives his wife's parents' names, & says he died at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville on 7 Dec 1781 but gives no age at the time of his death; BRDR, 1b:69, 86 (PCP-3, 280; PCP-4, 38), his marriage record, calls him Joseph DUPUIS, "native of Acadia," calls his wife Anne-Marie HÉBERT, "native of St.-Charles, Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Marie-Anne DUGAS, says both of his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Simon RICHARD, ___ MISSOUNIERE, & Joseph HÉBERT [probably her brother]; BRDR, 2:269 (SGA-5, 54), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph DUPUIS, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 427; De Ville, St.-Gabriel Census, 1777, 10.

See the footnote to nephew Jean-Baptiste's profile for information on the family's sojourn in New England & French St.-Domingue.  

His marriage, though recorded at Pointe-Coupée, probably was at St.-Gabriel, which did not have a church until 1773.  Priests from Pointe-Coupée would have administered the sacraments at St.-Gabriel, just downriver from Pointe-Coupée, until then.  

For his wife's remarriage, dated 5 Mar 1785, see BRDR, 2:166 (SGA-5, 31), which calls her widow of Joseph DUPUY.  

12.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Joseph DUPUIS, & lists him singly.

I suspect that this Joseph DUPUIS is a double listing for Simon DUPUIS, actually Simon-Joseph DUPUIS, called Joseph, based on what is found in De Ville, St.-Gabriel Census, 1777, 10.  See note 30, below.  

13.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Joseph DUPUY, & lists him with no wife & a daughter; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 316, Family No. 380; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 39-40, Family No. 79; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 66-67, Family No. 123; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 24-25, calls him Joseph DUPUY, marin, age 39, on the embarkation list, Joseph DUPUY, on the debarkation list, & Joseph DUPUIS, sailor, age 39, on the complete listing, says he was in the 63rd Family aboard La Bergère with no wife & a daughter, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his daughter after they reached LA; BRDR, 3:303 (ASM-3, 51), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph DUPUIS, age 60 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife or wives. 

14.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Magdelene DUPUY, & lists her with her husband & 3 sons; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 43-44, Family No. 85; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Magdeleine DUPUY, sa [Eustache DAIGRE's] femme, age 44, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Magdelaine DUPUIS, his [Eustache DAIGLE's] wife, age 44, on the complete listing, says she was in the 67th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 3 sons, & details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 3:304 (ASM-3, 121), her death/burial record, calls her Magdalena DUPUIS, age 66 yrs., wid. of Eustachio DAIGLE, but does not give her parents' names.  

She was actually in her 70s when she died.  She never remarried.  

15.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436.

The names of her parents here are only a guess based on process of elimination.  If she was a daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX, she was a sister of her husbands older brother Joseph's second wife, Monique. 

The condition leading to her death is in Piernas to Ulloa, dated 5 Jul 1768, in which the commander of Fort San Luìs writes:  "Pedro GUIDRI's wife, an Acadian established at this post who has been afflicted with open sores and whom the physician said that he is unable to cure in this post (remainder of the document is illegible)."  See Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 146, note 187.  Pierre GUIDRY remarried to Claire, daughter of Antoine BABIN, at Fort San Luìs in Jan 1769 &, after the Spanish released them, moved downriver to Ascension before emigrating to the western prairies in the 1770s, where he remarried again, this time to a young Scotswoman, & became one of the most successful planters/cattlemen in the region as well as the patriarch of a large family. 

16.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS, & lists her singly; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:290 (SM Ch.: v.4, #118), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS, of Acadia, m. Jean DUGAS, gives her parents' names, says she "died suddenly at age of 42 or 43," & was buried the next day.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 24, 37. 

When did she reach LA?  From where? 

17.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Margueritte DUPUY, & lists her with her husband & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 317, "Family"  No. 382; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 4, Family No. 7, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS, says she was born c1750 "in the Parish of Saint-Joseph in Acadie," gives her parents' names, details her marriage, saying that she was a resident of St.-Similien, Nantes, at the time of her marriage, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Margueritte DUPUY, sa [Fabien AU COIN's] femme, age 34, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS, his [Fabien AUCOIN's] wife, age 34, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 69th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & no children; BRDR, 4:194 (ASM-3, 173), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS, age 72 yrs., wid. of Fabien AUCOIN, & gives her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 499; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 25, 58, 89, 141, 157. 

She & her husband were that rare Acadian couple who had no children.

18.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marguerite DUPUY; BRDR, 2:270, 341 (SJO-3, 17), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite DUPUIS, "age 20 years," calls her husband Malo GUÉDRY, "age 26 years," gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "res. of Machaque," that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Ambroise DUPUIS, "Father of Bride," & Pierre GUÉDRY, "Brother of Groom"; BRDR, 7:180 (SJO-11, 81), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite DUPUY, "age 98 years," but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband.

Baton Rouge was the nearest church to Manchac, which lay north of the eponymous bayou in present-day East Baton Rouge Parish.

If she was the Marguerite DUPUY who died at Baton Rouge in Mar 1850, she would have been 72 years old when she died, not an astonishing 98, & she probably would have been a widow.  She also would have been among the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA who joined our ancestors. 

19.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marie DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:95, 271 (ASC-1, 122), the record of her first marriage, calls her Marie DUPUI, gives her & her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jacque MELANÇON & Simon BUDRO; BRDR, 2:25, 98 (SJA-1, 50s), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marie, "widow of Joseph BLANCHARD," places her in the BLANCHARD family section, calls her husband Josephe ARCENEAU, "of Acadia," does not give hers but give his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph LEBLANC, Simon BODEREAU, Pierre ARCENEAU, & Jean ROSAIRE; BRDR 5(rev.):220 (SJA-4, 62), her death/burial record, calls her Marie DUPUIS, "83 yrs., widow of Joseph ARCENAUX," but does not give her parents' names.

20.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marie DUPUIS.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.  

According to Piernas to Ulloa, dated 8 Mar 1768, in Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 114, "Before arriving at the Iberville settlement, a daughter of Anna BRO (BREAUX) died.  Her name was Mare DE PUY (DUPUIS) and had been ill with hemorrages[sic] for four years."  Marie evidently did not marry. 

21.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marie DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:271, 373 (SJA-1, 44), a record of her first marriage, dated 29 Apr 1773, calls her Marie DUPUIS "of LaFourche Parish," calls her husband Prosté EBER "of this Parish of St. James, Diocese of Havana," gives her & his parents' names, but gives no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 2:270, 373 (ASC-1, 123 & 124), another record of her first marriage, dated 3 May 1773, calls her Maria DUPUIS, calls her husband Prosper HÉBERT, gives hers & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre BLANCHARD & Firmen DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:270, 580 (SGA-14, 7), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria DE PUIS, calls her husband Olivier PART, gives her & his parents' names but not her first husband's name, says her parents were "of Lafourche" & his "of Acadia," but gives no witnesses to her marriage.  

Why are there 2 separate records for her first marriage in 2 different parishes?  It's as though they married in their respective parishes a few days apart.  Unusual.  

22.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie DUPUY; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 1; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 144-46, Family No. 172; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 22, Family No. 45; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 31, Family No. 57, says she was born in c1747.  

23.  Not in Wall of Names, unless she is the Anne DUPUIS listed with husband Anselme BELISLE & son Paul on p. 10 (pl. 1R).  BRDR, 1a(rev.):70 (SGA-3, 15a), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Joseph DUPUY, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jacques RICHART & Marie LEBLANC, & that her father signed the baptismal document.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 12, 22, 154.  

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2415, says that Anselme, probablement son of Alexandre BÉLISLE & Marie LEBLANC of Grand-Pré, married Marie-Josèphe DUPUIS, but gives no date or place & mentions no previous wife.  Anselme's death/burial record, dated 13 Feb 1817, in BRDR, 3:561 (ASM-3, 123), calls him Anselmo Le Borgne dit BÉLLISLE, says he was married to Maria Josefa DUPUIS, & that he was 80 years old when he died.  The Ascension censuses of 1777, 1788, & 1791 call his wife Marie & Marie Joseph.  But Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 154, a census at Annapolis, MD, in Jul 1763, calls Anselme BÉLHISLE's wife Anne without a surname; and Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 432, the 1767 Spanish census of the Acadians who went to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, calls his wife Ana without a surname, so he evidently married twice.  The researchers for Wall of Names, then, by calling his first wife Anne DUPUIS, have confused his first wife with his second wife.  No record I have found reveals the surname of his first wife, Anne.  See the footnote to Anselme BÉLISLE's profile for more details.

24.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marie DUPUIS; BRDR, 1b:69, 86 (PCP-3, 280; PCP-4, 39), her marriage record, calls her Marie-Madeleine DUPUIS, "native of Acadia," calls her husband Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, "native of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, says both her parents & her his mother were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph DUPUIS [her brother], Simon RICHARD, & Joseph HÉBERT; BRDR, 2:271 (SGA-8, 33, #185), her death/burial record, calls her Marie DUPUIS, "age 50 years, spouse of Jean-Paul[sic] HÉBERT," but does not give her parents' names.  See also See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 427; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 3.  

See the footnote to brother Jean-Baptiste's profile for information on the family's sojourn in New England & Haiti.  

Her estimated birth year is calculated from the age found in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 & her burial record.  It was not unheard of for Acadian female orphans to marry in the their mid-teens.  Her husband was age 27 at the time of their marriage.  However, her age in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 makes no sense in light of her marriage date.  If the census age is correct, she would have been born in c1755, making her 13 or 14 years old at the time of her marriage!  The census taker probably missed the mark on this one.  

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe-Coupée because St.-Gabriel did not have a church of its own until 1773.  Priests from Pointe-Coupée would have administered the sacraments at St.-Gabriel, just downriver from Pointe-Coupée, until then.  

25.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Monique DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:118, 272, 3:128, 307 (SJA-1, 45a), her marriage record, calls her Monique DUPUYS, calls her husband Simon BOUDERAU/BOUDREAU, gives her & his parents' names, says in vol. 3 that his mother was Ludevine LANDRY, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BLANCHAR, Pierre BLANCHAR, Jean-Baptiste DUPUYS, & Joseph MELANZON; BRDR, 6:229 (SJA-4, 74a), her death/burial record, calls her Monique DUPUY, "age 93, widow of Simon BOUDREAUX," says she died "at her home between 11:00 and noon," but does not give her parents' names. 

26.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Monique DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:272, 340 (ASC-1, 124), her marriage record, calls her Monique DUPUY, calls her husband Joseph GUÉDRY, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of Assumption Parish," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph BUTEN & Joseph DUPUY; BRDR, 4:254 (SGA-8, 110), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Monique GUÉDRY, "age 86, a widow," but gives no parents' names & mentions no husband.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 435; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 18.   

The record is clear:  it was Monique, not Marie, DUPUIS who married Joseph GUIDRY of Ascension.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2499, agrees.  So why is Joseph's wife called Marie, her sister's name, in the Ascension census of 1777?  

The only Monique GUÉDRY/GUIDRY who emigrated to LA was Anne-Monique, daughter of Jean GUIDRY, who was born in MD in c1762 & who died in Iberville Parish in Sep 1842, age 80.  LA census records, cited above, show that Monique DUPUIS, wife of Joseph GUIDRY of Ascension, would have been born in Acadia, probably at Minas, in c1744.  The Monique who died at St. Gabriel in Jan 1823, age 86, would have been born in c1737, so there is a good chance that the burial record cited above is Monique DUPUIS's, not Monique GUÉDRY's. 

27.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Osite DUPUIS, & lists her with her husband as though they were already married when they reached LA; BRDR, 1a(rev.):70 (SGA-3, 29a), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Osithe DUPUY, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were René BABIN & Anne DAIGRE, & that her father signed the baptismal document; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, her marriage record, calls her Ozitte DUPUIS, calls her husband Jean-Bte. MELANÇON, but gives no witnesses to her marriage.  

Her marriage record indicates that she & Jean-Baptiste were married after they came to LA, unless it was a marriage blessing, but probably not, since the date of the marriage reveals that it likely was performed by the commandant at Cabanocé & not a priest.

Her husband's remarriage in Apr 1787 is pure speculation, hence the question mark.  See the footnote to his profile. 

28.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Pierre DUPUIS, & lists him with his siblings & uncle; BRDR, 2:272 (SGA-5, 53), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro DUPUIS, gives his parents' names but does not mention a wife, nor does it give his age at the time of his death.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 427; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 10.

See the footnote to brother Jean-Baptiste's profile for information on the family's sojourn in New England & French St.-Domingue.  Interestingly, a Pierre, son of Antoine DUPUIS & Marguerite BOUDROT, "born in New England," was baptized at La Mirebalais, St.-Domingue, age 7, in Sep 1764 but died 8 days later.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 130.  This Pierre must have been the second one in his immediate family named Pierre.  

If he was the 12-year-old unnamed orphan boy with Baptiste DUPUIS at St.-Gabriel in 1777, he would have been born in c1765.  His father died at La Mirebalais in Aug 1765.  Pierre most likely was born there, & he would have been only 16 at the time of his death in 1781.  

29.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Pierre DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:272 (ASC-4, 10), probably his death/burial record, calls him Pedro DUPUIS, "young bachelor," but does not give his parents' names or his age at the time of his death.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.  

By process of elimination, I am assuming he is the "young bachelor" Pedro DUPUIS who died at Ascension in Jan 1792.  All the other Pierre DUPUISs are accounted for.  

30.  Wall of Names, 16, calls him Simon DUPUIS; BRDR, 2:272, 434 (ASC-1, 134), his marriage record, calls him Simon DUPUY, "res. in St. Gabriel at Manchac," calls his wife Louise-Divine LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean HÉBERT & Baptiste DUPUY [his brother]; BRDR, 3:308 (SGA-8, 70), his death/burial record, calls him Simon Joseph DUPUIS, age 60, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 427; De Ville, St.-Gabriel Census, 1777, 10.

His middle name comes from the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 & the baptismal record of son Eduardo, dated 4 Feb 1795, in BRDR, 2:268 (SGA-11, 72).

See the footnote to brother Jean-Baptiste's profile for information on the family's sojourn in New England & Haiti.  

His age in the 1777 census at St.-Gabriel is obviously wrong, as De Ville points out.  What 10-year-old would be living alone & own so much?  Sad to say, the only other source for his age that I have found is his burial record.  

31.  Not in Wall of Names.  Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 314-15, Family No. 378, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Charles DUPUIS, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Charles TÉRRIOT & Rosalie TÉRRIOT, & that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1765-71 & at Plouër in 1771-72; BRDR, 2:169, 267 (SJO-3, 6), his marriage record, calls him Carlos DUPUIS "of Bayou des ecors," calls his wife Margarita BURKE, gives his & her parents' names, says their wedding took place on 5 Jul 1793 (sic), "possibly 1794 intended," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Marain BURKE [her father or brother] & Ambrasio DUPUIS [his father].

Again, why is such a well-documented Acadian immigrant not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names?  Simply because he does not appear on the passenger lists of any of the 7 ships of 1785?  Isn't it obvious that he was an Acadian who came to LA from France & that he lived in the colony?  Other primary sources in which he is found are:  his son Jean-Pierre's baptismal record, dated 14 Apr 1795, in BRDR, 2:270 (SJO-1, 42), that calls the father Juan Carlos  DUPUIS of Manchac; his daughter Théotiste's baptismal record, dated 19 Mar 1799, in BRDR, 2:272 (SJO-1, 97), that calls the father Carlos DUPUIS; an unnamed son's burial record, dated 4 Oct 1802, in BRDR, 2:266 (SJO-4, 29), that calls the father Carlos DUPUIS; daughter Marguerite's baptismal record, dated 7 Aug 1812, in BRDR, 3:304 (SJO-6, 144), that calls the father Carlos DUPUIS; daughter Marcelline's marriage record, dated 19 Mar 1825, in BRDR, 194 (SJO-8, 6; SJO-10, 320), that calls the father Charles DUPUIS; & daughter Henriette's marriage record, dated 3 Dec 1825, in BRDR, 4:193 (SJO-10, 319), that calls the father Charles DUPUIS ... among others.  What more evidence does one need to call this man an Acadian immigrant and to get him up on that wall in St. Martinville with his father, mother, & younger sister?

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