APPENDICES

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

GAUTREAUX

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ACADIA

François Gautrot, whose surname also was spelled Gautreau, Gauthreau, Gotro, and Gottreau, born perhaps at Martaizé, near Loudun, south of the Loire valley in France, in c1613, and his first wife, Marie, whose family name has been lost to history, were among the first French settlers in Acadia, reaching the colony aboard St.-Jehan in 1636 (though they not appear on the ship's passenger list).  They had two children, a daughter, Marie, born probably in France in c1636, and a son, Charles, later called l'âiné, born at Port-Royal in c1639, one of the first French children born in Acadia.  Daughter Marie married into the Potet and Dupuis families.  François remarried to Edmée or Aimée Lejeune, sister of Catherine, wife of François Savoie, at Port-Royal in c1644.  Edmée gave him nine more children, including three sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Their four daughters married into the Thériot, Labat dit Le Marquis, Girouard, and Lanoue families.  François died at Port-Royal in c1693; he was 80 years old.  In December 1705, French authorities expropriated a lot "adjoining the side of the old fort" at Port-Royal "for the extension of the fort."  The lot belonged to François's heirs.  

Oldest son Charles l'âiné, by his first wife, who used the surname Gottreau, did not settle in his native Acadia.  In October 1665, he married Françoise, daughter of Martin Cousin, at Québec.  They settled at Charlesbourg in the St. Lawrence River valley, where he died in December 1714, in his 70s.  

François, fils, by his second wife, born in c1657, married Marie, also called Sébastienne, daughter of Vincent Brun, at Port-Royal in c1677.  They had one child, a son, François III, who married into the Aucoin family and moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the early 1750s.  François, fils died at Port-Royal before 1683, in his 20s.

Claude, born in c1659, married Marie, daughter of Bonaventure Thériot, at Port-Royal in c1684.  They had 13 children, including two sons who married into the LeBlanc family.  They settled at Minas on Rivière-des-Gaspereaux, at nearby Grand-Pré, and at Village-des-Claude.  Nine of their daughters married into the LeBlanc, Hébert, Brun, Landry, Babin, Daigre, Benoit, Breau, and Richard families.  Claude died at Minas in March 1733, in his 70s. One of his daughters settled at Pigiguit, and a number of his children moved to Île St.-Jean and Rivière-des-Habitants, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, by the early 1750s.  

Youngest son Charles le jeune, born in c1661, married Françoise, daughter of René Rimbault, at Port-Royal in c1684.  They also settled at Minas and had 11 children, including five sons who married into the Vincent, Blanchard, Landry, Bugeaud, Lejeune, and Hébert families.  Four of their daughters married into the Célestin, Breau, Daigre, and Hébert families.  Charles, le jeune died probably at Minas in the early 1720s, in his 40s.  Some of his children moved to Île St.-Jean by the early 1750s, and one daughter lived at Louisbourg on Île Royale.  

In 1755, descendants of François Gautrot of Martaizé could be found at Annapolis Royal, formerly Port-Royal; at Minas, including Pigiguit; at Cobeguit; and on Île St.-Jean and Île Royale.  

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Anne Gautrot, evidently not a descendant of François Gautrot of Acadia, married Joseph Prétieux, later Précieux, probably at La Rochelle, France, in c1688.  A son was born to them at La Rochelle the year after their marriage, and a daughter two years later.  The family first appears in an Acadian census at Minas in 1693.  Joseph died after the census.  Daughter Anne gave birth to a natural son, the boy's father's name unrecorded, two years before she married Pierre Lalande, alias Blaise des Brousses dit Bonappétit, at Annapolis Royal in November 1710.  Anne Gautrot's death date and place is unrecorded. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this large family even farther. ...  

During the summer and autumn of 1755, the Gautrots living on the Maritime islands, which were still controlled by France, escaped the fate of their kinsmen in Nova Scotia.  Their respite from British oppression was short-lived, however.  After the fall of the French fortress at Louisbourg in July 1758, the victorious British swooped down on the islands, rounded up most of the Acadian habitants there, and deported them to France.  The Gautrots suffered terribly in the crossing to St.-Malo and other French ports. ...

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

A Gautrot was among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Pierre Gautrot and wife Louise Thibodeau, ages unrecorded, reached New Orleans from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party in February 1765.  In the record of the February 22 baptism of their 10-month-old daughter Marie-Josèphe, the New Orleans priest noted that Pierre was deceased.  In April, when the Broussard party exchanged their Canadian card money for Louisiana currency, it was Louise, not Pierre, who appeared on the list of Acadian family heads.  That spring, Louise and Marie-Josèphe followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche.  Louise did not remarry.  Marie-Josèphe married Jean-Baptiste, son of fellow Acadian Charles Duhon, at Attakapas in c1782 and remained on the western prairies.  Marie-Josèphe died in Lafayette Parish in January 1833, in her late 60s.  

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In November 1785, Madeleine Gautrot, second wife of Joseph Aucoin, reached Louisiana from France aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, and evidently settled in the Attakapas District with her husband.  They had no children.  Madeleine, a widow again, died at La Pointe in St. Martin Parish in February 1809, age 86. 

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Beginning in the late 1780s, two daughters of Amand-Paul Gautreaux of St.-Jacques on the river married on Bayou Teche.  Marguerite married Charles, son of fellow Acadian François Hébert of St.-Gabriel on the river, at Attakapas in December 1787, but they returned to St.-Gabriel.  Younger sister Sophie married Pierre-Olivier dit Pierrot, son of fellow Acadian Charles Dugas, at Attakapas in February 1795.  They remained on the western prairies.

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Pélagie-Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Gautrot and Anne Lejeune, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1770, came to Louisiana in 1785 aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in July.  She traveled with the family of her maternal uncle Eustache Lejeune and followed them to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, but she did not remain there.  She married Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Honoré Trahan and widower of Anne Brasseaux, at Opelousas in May 1789.  

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Not until about the time of the Louisiana Purchase did a Gautreaux family line appear on the western prairies.  The only son of one of the first members of the family to reach the colony in 1765 left his home at St.-Jacques and followed his older, married sisters to the Attakapas District, where he settled on land his father had acquired along Bayou Vermilion.  During the antebellum period, his descendants fanned out from the Vermilion to other Acadian communities from upper Bayou Teche to the St. Landry prairies:

Descendants of Jérôme GAUTREAUX (1778-; François, Claude, Charles)

Jérôme, son of Amand-Paul Gautreaux and Marie Landry, born at Ascension on the river in September 1778, married Marie Sophie, called Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Dugas, probably at Attakapas in the late 1790s.  They settled on the lower Vermilion River before moving upstream to La Butte, east of present-day Lafayette.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Guilbeau, Knott, and Lagrange families.  Their sons settled in St. Martin, St. Landry, and Lafayette parishes. 

1

Oldest son Jérôme, fils, also called Prom and Valière, born on the lower Vermilion in August 1803, married Arsènne, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Cormier, père of Carencro, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1831.  They settled near Grand Coteau before moving to St. Martin Parish.  Their son Arsène was born in c1836 but died in Lafayette Parish, age 7, in July 1843, and Charles, called Charly, was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1844.  They also had a son named Lessin, also called Jérôme.  Their daughter married into the Chalonde family.

1a

Lessin Jérôme married Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Bellard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1861.  Their son Louis was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1866, and Jérôme, fils near Grand Coteau in July 1869.

1b

Charles married Marie, daughter of French Creole Michel Courville, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the civil ceremony noted that Marie's "Nearest relative is an uncle--Hillarte Courville."  Their son Arnest was born near Church Point in August 1868.  They were living near Eunice, St. Landry Parish, by the end of the decade.

2

Pierre, born at La Butte in October 1809, married Louise or Éloise, daughter of French Creole Joseph Angèle, St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1836.  They settled near Breaux Bridge on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Aurelien was born in April 1841, Pierre Destival in December 1842, Pierre, fils in c1859 but died at age 3 in May 1862, and Simon was born in March 1860.  They also had a son named Lasty, unless he was Aurelien  Their daughters married into the Quebedeaux and Taylor families.  Pierre, père died near Breaux Bridge in May 1868; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died "at age 60 yrs.," but he was 58. 

Lasty married Olymphe, also called Mathilde, daughter of William Badon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1866; Olymphe's mother was a Prejean.  Their son Joseph was born near Breaux Bridge in March 1869.

3

Jean, born at La Butte in November 1811, may have married fellow Acadian Carmelite LeBlanc.  If so, they had sons named Azalin or Azolin and Joseph.

3a

Azolin married Mathilde or Mathilda, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Trahan, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1858.  Their son Jean le jeune was born near Church Point in December 1870.

3b

Joseph married Aspasie, daughter of Anglo-American Nathaniel Hanks, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1870; Aspasie's mother was a Trahan.

4

Symphorien Roseaimé, born at La Butte in November 1813, married Marie Iréné, called Iréné, daughter of fellow Acadian Raphael Landry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1835.  They settled on upper Bayou Teche near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Ozémé was born in March 1841.  Their daughters married into the Begnaud and Bouillon families.  Symphorien died in September 1846 and was "buried in Breaux Bridge"; he was only 32 years old.   

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Joseph Armélien, born at La Butte in June 1818, married Azéline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Richard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November or December 1838, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1858.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in February 1840, Jérôme le jeune in June 1843, and Pierre le jeune in August 1845.  In 1860, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 3 slaves--a 32-year-old black female, a 12-year-old black male, and a 5-year-old black male--on J. A. Gautreaux's farm; this probably was Joseph.  He remarried to Aveline, daughter of French Canadian Joseph Lavergne and widow of Paulin dit Olin Jeansonne, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1864; Aveline's mother a Richard, and she became the mother-in-law of Joseph's son Jérôme le jeune

Jérôme le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Elisida, daughter of fellow Acadian Paulin dit Olin Jeansonne, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1864; Elisida's mother was Jérôme le jeune's stepmother, Aveline Lavergne.  Jérôme and Elsida's son Joseph le jeune was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1869.

Joseph, fils, by his father's first wife, may have married fellow Acadian Mélaïde LeBlanc.  If so, their son Élisée was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1869.

Pierre le jeune, by his father's first wife, may have been the Peter Gotreaux who married Anglo-American Sarah Kimball, widow of John Cox, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1869; the parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

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Youngest son Onésime, born in Lafayette Parish in February 1821, married Anastasie, also called Clarice, another daughter of Pierre Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1840.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Onésime, fils was born in June 1843, and Jule or Jules in September 1845.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  Onésime, père remarried to Azenaise, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1853.  Onésime, père died in Lafayette Parish in January 1859; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Onésime died "at age 40 yrs.," but he was only 37; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in March. 

6a

Jules, by his father's first wife, may have married fellow Acadian Angèle Melançon in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1867, and may have remarried to Fanelie Guilbert and settled in Lafayette Parish later in the decade. 

6b

Onésime, fils, by his father's first wife, married Émelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Lessin Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1866, and remarried to Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dugas, at the Vermilionville church in June 1867.  Their son Onésime III was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1868, and Apollinaire in August 1870. 

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During the late antebellum period, another Gautreaux from Ascension Parish moved to the western prairies and settled in St. Landry Parish:

Descendants of Simon Alexandre GAUTREAUX (1806-?; François, Claude, Charles, Simon)

Simon Alexandre, called Alexandre, second son of Simon Gautreaux, fils and his first wife Marie Duhon, born at Ascension in September 1806, married cousin Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat LeBlanc, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1829; they had to receive a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes before moving to the western prairies.  His wife died in Lafayette Parish in March 1850, several months before a federal census taker counted 5 slaves on his farm in the Eastern District of St. James Parish, so he may have returned to the river soon after her death.  His two older sons married sisters and settled in St. Landry Parish.  His youngest son and at least of his daughters returned with him to the river. 

1

Oldest son Joseph Adolphe, called Adolphe, born in Ascension Parish in January 1832, married Laure, also called Marie and Cora, daughter of French Creole Étienne LaMorandiere, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1853.  Their son Edgar Dozelia was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1860. 

2

Alexandre Dorilio, Dosilia, Dosilien, or Dozilin, born in St. James Parish in November 1833, married Clara, another daughter of Étienne LaMorandiere, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1856.  Their son Albert was born in St. Landry Parish in April 1857.  Dosilia, as he was called by the recording priest, died in St. Landry Parish in June 1857; he was only 33 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in September 1858, three months after his wife remarried. 

3

Youngest son Valmont, born in Ascension Parish in January 1836, returned to the river, married, and settled in Iberville Parish. 

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Other GAUTREAUXs on the Western Prairies

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link some Gautreauxs in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there:

Séraphin Gautreaux married Marie Louise Azélie, called Azélie, Landry and settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, by the early 1850s.  Was Séraphin a younger son of Jérôme whose baptismal and marriage records have been lost?  Or was he Séraphin Aurelien, son of Rosémond Gautreaux and Françoise Percle of Assumption Parish?  Séraphin Aurelien would have been in his mid-20s in the early 1850s.  When, and where, did he marry Marie Louise Azélie? 

Joseph Gautreaux married Charlotte Lenormand in a civil ceremony at Mobile, Alabama, in December 1854 and settled in Lafourche Parish by the mid-1850s.  They were living near Houma, Terrebonne Parish, by 1861.  They sanctified their marriage at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1867. 

Joseph Gaudreau, as his name was recorded, married Anglo-American Diane Jackson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1855.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  One wonders if Joseph was a French-Creole Goudreau, not an Acadian Gautreaux.  

In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Mary Parish counted 2 slaves--a 40-year-old male, and a 38-year-old female, living in 1 house--on Ellis Gautreaux's farm next to Jos. Gautreaux, who owned 5 slaves--4 males and 1 female, ranging in age from 35 to 14, living in 1 house--in the parish's Western District?  Were they brothers?  How were they kin to the other Acadian Gautreauxs? 

Lea Gautreaux married Émile Boudreaux in civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in 1867 or 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Harriet Gotreau married Jean Liverse in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Eugène Gotreaux married Sarah Shuff in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

In 1765, another Gautrot reached Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, but not with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party:

Simon Gautrot of Grand-Pré, age 29, came with wife Marie-Madeleine Breau, age 22.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before, and there they remained.  No other South Louisiana line of the Gautreaux family matched this one in size and affluence: 

Descendants of Simon GAUTREAUX (c1736-1814; François, Claude)

Simon, younger son of Charles Gautrot and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc, born at Grand-Pré in March 1736, escaped the British roundup at Minas in 1755 that sent his family to Maryland.  Simon sought refuge from the British probably on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore and married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Ambroise Breau of Chepoudy, during Le Grand Dérangement.  They ended up as prisoners at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, in 1762 and were among the hundreds of Acadian refugees in Nova Scotia who came to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1765.  They were childless when they reached New Orleans in 1765, so all of their children were born in the colony.  Their daughters married Breaux and Gautreaux cousins.  "Through grant and purchase Simon acquired a plantation of some 500 acres on the west bank of the Mississippi above the present community of Welcome.  Called St. Joseph, the property remained in the family for more than a century as a producer of sugar-cane, and before the Civil War it was worked with 64 slaves."  (Welcome is a few miles below the Ascension Parish line.)  Simon died in St. James Parish in November 1814; the priest who recorded his burial said that Simon died at "age about 80 yrs."  All eight of his sons created families of their own.  All but one of them remained on the river in either St. James, Ascension, or Iberville Parish, especially in Ascension.  His youngest son moved to the Bayou Lafourche valley and settled in what became Terrebonne Parish.  

1

Oldest son Jean-Louis, called Louis, born at Cabanocé in c1766, married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul LeBlanc, at St.-Jacques in January 1786.  Their son Louis-Urbin, called Urbin, was born at St.-Jacques in April 1792, Pierre-Paul in December 1793 but died at age 7 in December 1800, Urbin-Anatole, called Anatole, was born in March 1803, and Simon Vital, called Vital, in April 1809 but died at age 3 1/2 in September 1812.  Their daughters married into the Bernais, Boudreaux, Bourgeois, and Lanoux families.  Louis died near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1832; he was 66 years old.  Two of his sons settled in St. James Parish. 

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Urbin married Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Gaudin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1814.  Their son Zenon was born near Convent in June 1817, and Justilien was baptized at the Convent church, age 6 weeks, in July 1821 but died the following October.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family.  Urbin died "at New River," St. James Parish, in April 1853; he was 61 years old. 

Zenon married Carmelite or Carmelita, daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1842.  Their son Louis Adam was born in Ascension Parish in June 1850, and Joseph Andrieux near Convent, St. James Parish, in February 1853.

1b

Anatole married cousin Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Gravois, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1828; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their daughter married a LeBlanc cousin.  Anatole died near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1845; the priest who recorded his burial said that Anatole died at "age 39 yrs.," but he was 41. 

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Jean-Baptiste, born at Cabanocé in the late 1760s, married distant cousin Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Charles Breaux, at St.-Jacques in January 1788.  Their son Jean-Baptiste, fils was born at Ascension in February 1792, and Simon le jeune in July 1794.  Their daughter married into the Thibodeaux family.  Jean-Baptiste, père died at Ascension in February 1797, in his early 30s.  His two sons settled in St. James Parish. 

2a

Jean Baptiste, fils seems to have married Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of Acadian Joseph Landry, in the early or mid-1810s.  Their son Jean Baptiste Norbert was born in Assumption Parish in February 1816 but died near Convent, St. James Parish, age 15, in December 1830, Charles Arsène, called Arsène, was born near Convent in January 1818, and Joseph in March 1828. 

Arsène married German Creole Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, Frederic.  Their son Charles Numa died near Convent, St. James Parish, age 17 months, in September 1846.  A daughter married into the Aucoin family at the Brashear City, now Morgan City, on the lower Atchafalaya. 

2b

Simon le jeune married Madeleine Pétronille, called Pétronille, daughter of Benjamin Stout, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1816.  Their son Simon Florien was born near Convent in February 1821 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1823, Simon Jules was born in December 1827, Louis Justinien in March 1829, Louis Benjamin, called Benjamin, in January 1831 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1832, and Paul Marcellin was born in April 1833 but died at age 14 months in July 1834.  Their daughter married into the Gaudet family on upper Bayou Lafourche.

3

Charles, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in June 1770, married Marie-Marthe, called Marthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Richard of St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, at St.-Jacques in February 1790.  Their son Simon Allain, called Allain, was born at Ascension in April 1792, Jean-Louis le jeune in April 1795, Charles-Julien in January 1797 but died at age 10 in July 1807, twins Charles, fils and Joseph-Perfect were born in October 1802 but Charles, fils died at birth, and Valentin or Valentine Rosémond was born in March 1806.  Their daughters married into the Graneau or Granois, Guidry, Lambert, LeBlanc, Lucenty, McCann, and Melançon families.  Charles remarried to Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Melançon, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in January 1818.  Their son Guillaume Séraphin was born in Ascension Parish in September 1818 but died at age 6 in October 1824.  Three of his sons settled in Ascension Parish, but one of the lines died out early. 

3a

Allain, by his father's first wife, married Marie Eugènie, called Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Landry and widow of Emmanuel Villeneuve, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in October 1821.  They lived near the boundary between Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Simon Charles was born in August 1822, Gervais Spire in c1827, and Faustin in December 1829. 

Gervais le jeune married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1852.  Gervais le jeune died in Ascension Parish the following month; he was only 25 years old.  His line of the family probably died with him. 

Faustin died in Ascension Parish in May 1853.  He was only 23 years old and probably did not marry. 

3b

Jean Louis le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1829.  Their son Augustin Vincent, also called Octave, was born in Ascension Parish in July 1830 but died at age 1 in September 1831.  Their daughter married into the Gomez family.  Jean Louis le jeune died in Ascension Parish in July 1836; he was only 41 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him.  His widow married his first cousin, Simon Gautreaux III.  

3c

Valentin, by his father's first wife, married Héloise, Éloise, or Loise, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Marchand, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1840.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in Ascension Parish in March 1841, Charles le jeune in December 1846 but died at age 9 months the following September, Louis was born in July 1848, Vincent Didier in May 1853, and Valentin Rosémond in September 1855.  Their daughters married Gaudin and Marchand cousins.

Louis married Colina, daughter of Anglo Creole Théodule Hamilton, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in May 1869. 

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Simon, fils, born at Ascension in August 1772, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Duhon, at St.-Jacques in December 1793.  Their son Simon Rosémond was born at Ascension in February 1805 but died the following July, and Simon Alexandre, called Alexandre, a twin, was born in September 1806.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Frederick, LeBlanc, Melançon, Michel, and Usé families, and some of them settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Simon, fils remarried to Henriette Élisabeth, called Élise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Melançon, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1811.  Their son Jean Vasseur, called Vasseur, was born in Ascension Parish in December 1811, and Simon III in February 1817.  Their daughter married into the Hernandez family.  Simon, fils died in Ascension Parish in September 1815; he was 43 years old.  One of his sons moved to St. Landry Parish and another to upper Bayou Lafourche.  His youngest son remained in Ascension Parish.  A grandson settled in Iberville Parish. 

4a

Alexandre, by his father's first wife, married cousin Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat LeBlanc, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1829; they had to receive a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes before moving to the western prairies.  His wife died in Lafayette Parish in March 1850.  Several month later, in August 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 5 slaves--3 males and 2 females, all black, ranging in age from 36 to 2--on Alexandre Gauthreaux's farm in the parish's Eastern District, so he probably had returned to the river soon after his wife's death.  His older sons remained on the prairies, however, and settled in St. Landry Parish, but his youngest son and at least two of his daughters returned with him to the river.  His daughters married into the Babin and Maire families in St. James and Ascension parishes. 

Valmont, third and youngest son, born in Ascension Parish in January 1836, married Marie Azema, called Azema, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1856.  Their son Joseph Alexandre was born near St. Gabriel in July 1864. 

4b

Jean Vasseur, by his father's second wife, married Élisabeth, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Carmouche, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1837; Élisabeth's mother was a LeBlanc.  They remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

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Simon III, by his father's second wife, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain LeBlanc and widow of his first cousin Jean Louis Gautreaux le jeune, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1839.  Their son Simon Omere was born in Ascension Parish in September 1839, and Jean Baptiste le jeune in June 1844.  Simon III died "at his mother's at 11:00 at night ..." near St. James, St. James Parish, in August 1845; he was only 28 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial went on to say that Simon "left his wife with four children" and that "Rev. [August] Martin [of the St. James church] was ill, so Simon was inhumed by Mr. Lefranc," probably a parish official. 

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Amand le jeune, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1778, married Françoise-Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Marin Landry, at St.-Jacques in November 1798.  Their son Charles-Valéry was born in Ascension Parish in April 1803 but died at age 8 in August 1811, Simon Ursin was born in May 1807 but died at age 1 1/2 in February 1809, and Michel Narcisse, called Narcisse, was born in March 1809.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Gaudin, Melançon, and Theriot families.  Amand le jeune remarried to Marie, another daughter of Jacques Melançon, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in July 1811.  Their son Pierre Élien, called Élien, was born in Ascension Parish in August 1812, Simon Théodore or Théodule, called Théodule, in March 1818, Joseph Hercules, called Hercule, in February 1826, and Antoine Auguste, called Auguste, posthumously in August 1828.  Their daughters married into the Gaudin, Landry, and Villeneuve families.  Amand died in Ascension Parish in May 1828; he was only 50 years old.  Five of his sons created families of their own in Ascension and St. James parishes.  Three of them married twice. 

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Narcisse, by his father's first wife, married Marie Mathilde or Bathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques LeBlanc, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1830.  Evidently they lived near the boundary of St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Adam Félix or Félix Adam, was born in September 1837, Jean Léon, called Léon, in September 1843, Joseph Théodule in February 1846, Frédéric Ernest, called Ernest, in April 1850 but died the following December, Joseph Narcisse was born in December 1851, and Amand Prudent in February 1855.  Their daughters married into the Bourg and Dugas families. 

Félix Adam married Célanie, daughter of French Creole Édouard Parent, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1858.  Their son Jean Adam was born in Ascension Parish in October 1858, Colum Narcisse in December 1861, and Adam Maurice near Gonzales in September 1870. 

Joseph Léon may have married Adveline or Adeline Bergeron, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in Ascension Parish by the early 1860s.  Their son Jean Surville was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in April 1866, and Louis in August 1867. 

Joseph Théodule married Émelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Émile Breaux, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in April 1870.

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Élien, by his father's second wife, married Rosalie Ursule, called Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Simon Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1835.  Evidently they, too, lived near the boundary of Ascension and St. James parishes.  Their son Prudent Amand or Amand Prudent was born in April 1838 but died at age 2 in June 1840, and Pierre Amédée was born in March 1848.  Élien remarried to Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse André Guillot, at the Donaldsonville church in November 1860; Élien was 48 years old at the time of the wedding. 

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Hercule, by his fatrher's second wife, married Marie Augustine, called Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Lanoux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1848.  Their son Edmond Arthur was born in Ascension Parish in November 1850, and Joseph Vincent in January 1853.  Hercule remarried to cousin Louisa, also called Elisa, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Martin Jean, also called Isaac, Bernier, at the Donaldsonville church in January 1858; Louisa's mother was a Gautreaux.  Their son Joseph Armand, called Armand, was born in Ascension Parish in November 1858 but died at age 3 1/2 in July 1862.  Did Hercule remarry again--this would have been his third marriage--to cousin Marcelline Gautreaux in Ascension Parish in the early 1860s? 

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Théodule, by his father's second wife, married Marie Victorine, called Victorine, daughter of French Creole Jacques Martin Chauvin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1849; Marie's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Macaire Noland was born in Ascension Parish in January 1851, and Jean Laurent in March 1857. 

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Auguste, by his father's second wife, married Felonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1850, and remarried to Victorine, daughter of German Creole Zenon Himel or Hymel, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1860; Victorine's mother was a Lanoux.  They settled near the boundary of St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Valentine was born in March 1863, Joseph Allen in March 1866, and Antoine Alexandre in April 1868. 

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Raphaël, born at St.-Jacques in c1782, married cousin Marie Constance, called Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Breaux, at Ascension in February 1804.  Their son Simon Eugène, called Eugène, was born in St. James Parish in July 1807, Joseph Siméon or Siméon Joseph, also called Méon, in March 1809, Olesin Valentin near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1813, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 1 1/2 in March 1824, Simon le jeune was born in February 1822, Joseph Jules, called Jules, in December 1824 but died near St. Gabriel, age 2 1/2, in June 1827, and Joseph Ovide was born in October 1827 but died at age 7 in October 1834.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Elisher, Gonzales, Hébert, and Roth families.  Raphaël died in Ascension Parish in February 1835; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial said that Raphaël died at "age 52 1/2 yrs."  Two of his sons created families of their own in Ascension Parish. 

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Eugène married cousin Marie Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Urbin Breaux, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1835; they had to secure as dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They lived near the boundary of Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Simon Eugène, called Eugène, fils, was born in April 1836, Jean in September 1839, Raphaël Théophile, called Théophile, in November 1841, Richard in January 1844, Pierre Brise in November 1846, Alcide in February 1849, and Lucien in March 1851.  They also had a son named Gille.  Their daughter married into the Bernard family.  Eugène died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in June 1865; he was 57 years old. 

Eugène, fils died perhaps in a yellow fever epidemic in Ascension Parish in September 1853.  He was only 17 1/2 years old. 

Théophile married cousin Armentine or Hermentine, daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin Breaux, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in February 1867.

Richard married cousin Lylia, daughter of fellow Acadian Adolphe Breaux, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1868.

Gille married first cousin Amilia, daughter of Simon Pierre Elisher, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in December 1868; Amilia's mother was Gille's paternal aunt Eloise Gautreaux, so they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

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Siméon Joseph married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Amédée dit Madé Bourg, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1836.  Their son Joseph Jules le jeune, called Jules, was born in Ascension Parish in November 1836 but died at age 11 in November 1847, Vincent Adélard or Adélard Vincent, was born in July 1838, Pierre Ulger in December 1839 but died at age 6 1/2 in September 1847, Lucien Sylvanie, called Sylvanie, was born in September 1841, and Jean Baptiste Adolphe in November 1842.  Their daughters married into the Batts, Bourque, and Breaux families.  Siméon remarried to Élizabeth, daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Gonzales, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in April 1869; Siméon was 60 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Local lore claims that "A small school was established by Ad[é]lard Gautreaux in 1855 to educate the children" of present-day Gonzales, Ascension Parish.  Adélard, by his father's first wife, must have been a sharp young fellow--he was only 17 years old in 1855!  He married Judith Olivia, called Olivia, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1858.  Their son Vincent Omer was born near Gonzales in September 1863, and Juste Oculi in March 1868. 

Sylvanie, by his father's first wife, married Mirza, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Hébert, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in October 1865.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was born near Gonzales in February 1869. 

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Joseph, born at St.-Jacques in c1783, married Henriette-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Abraham dit Pitre Landry, at Ascension in August 1805.  They lived near the boundary of what became Ascension and St. James parishes.  Their son Joseph Gervais, called Gervais, was born in August 1808, Simon Joseph or Joseph Simon in October 1816, Joseph Richard, called Richard, in April 1819, Joseph Justin in November 1824, Joseph Léon, called Léon, in April 1827, and Joseph Cyprien in October 1829 but died at age 5 in October 1834.  Their daughter married into the Babin and LeBlanc families.  Joseph died in St. James Parish in March 1841; the St. James priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died at "age 58 ... at his home."  Three of his sons left the river and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Two of them remained in Ascension and St. James parishes.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 42 slaves--37 males and 5 females, all black, ranging in age from 60 years to 4 months--on Widow Jh. Gauthreaux's plantation next to Gervais Gauthreaux's farm in the parish's Eastern District; these probably were the slaves of Joseph's widow, Adélaïde Landry, on St. Joseph Plantation.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 64 slaves, ages 65 years to 2 months, living in 28 houses, on Widow Jh. Gauthreaux's plantation next to Gervais Gauthreaux in the parish's right bank 5th District. 

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Gervais married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1828; Gervais's sister Appolonie married Louise's brother Joseph.  They, too, lived near the boundary between Ascension and St. James parishes.  Their son Gervais Valcourt was born in May 1829, Jules Richard in April 1832, Georges Félix or Félix Georges in April 1839, Joseph Alfred in January 1841, Joseph Léonce in December 1845 but died at age 7 1/2 in September 1853, Joseph Gervais was born in September 1848, and Joseph Damas in December 1851.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 11 slaves--6 males and 5 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 28 years to 2 months--on Gervais Gauthreaux's farm next to Widow Jh. Gauthreaux's plantation in the parish's Eastern District.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 22 slaves--9 males and 13 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ages 38 years to 2 months, living in 15 houses--on Gervais Gauthreaux's plantation next to Widow Jh. Gauthreaux in the parish's right bank 5th District. 

Jules Richard married Marie Rose or Rosa, daughter of French Creole Louis Albert Lanoix, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1853; Rosa's mother was a Melançon.  Their son Jules Théophile was born in Ascension Parish in November 1857, Jules Joseph Aristide Valcour in March 1859, Joseph Albert in May 1864, Joseph Victor in June 1868, and Joseph Louis Gervais in May 1870 but died 18 days after his birth. 

Félix Georges married Marie Noemie or Noemie Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1859.  Their son Joseph Félix was born in Ascension Parish in January 1860, and Joseph Philippe in March 1863. 

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Joseph Simon married cousin Marie Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1837.  Did they remain on upper Bayou Lafourche?

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Joseph Richard married fellow Acadian Angeline or Angelina Landry probably in Assumption Parish and settled there by the mid-1840s.

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Joseph Léon married Emma Hélène, another daughter of Jean Baptiste Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1848; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They remained on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Joseph Justin married Victoire Mathilda or Mathilda Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin Gaudet of St. James Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1854.

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Youngest son Michel, born at St.-Jacques in July 1787, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babin and widow of Joseph Roger, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1816; they also registered the marriage in Terrebonne Parish, where they probably settled.  Did they have any children there? 

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Three more Gautrots--a young head of family, his infant daughter, and a widow--came to Louisiana with the first contingent of exiles from Maryland in September 1766:  

Euphrosine Gautrot of Grand-Pré, age 42, widow of Pierre Granger, came with three children, ages 23, 21, and 14.  They settled at Cabanocé, where Euphrosine remarried to fellow Acadian Pierre dit Pierrot à Jaque Landry in the late 1760s, and then moved to nearby Ascension.  Euphrosine died perhaps at Ascension by February 1778, when her husband remarried  there.    

Amand-Paul Gautrot, age 35, came with wife Marie Landry, age 28, and their year-old daughter Anne.  Amand-Paul was the older brother of Simon Gautrot, who had come to the colony from Halifax the year before.  Amand also settled at St.-Jacques, near his younger brother.  

Descendants of Amand-Paul GAUTREAUX (1732-?; François, Claude)

Amand-Paul, elder son of  Charles Gautrot and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc, and Simon's older brother, was born at Grand-Pré in January 1732.  Unlike his younger brother, he did not escape the British roundup at Minas in 1755.  He ended up in Maryland, where he married fellow Acadian Marie Landry in c1758.  They came to Louisiana with the first contingent of Maryland exiles in 1766 and settled at St.-Jacques, where younger brother Simon had settled the year before.  Amand and Marie had more children in Louisiana.  By the early 1770s, they had moved upriver to Ascension, where they still were being counted in the late 1770s.  In the 1790s, Amand "was dealing in land on the upper Bayou Vermilion in the Attakapas...."  His daughters married into the Allain, Brasseaux, Dugas, and Hébert families.  One of his daughters settled upriver near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish.  Several of his daughters and his only son settled on the western prairies. 

Jérôme, born at Ascension in September 1778, married Marie Sophie, called Sophie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Dugas, probably at Ascension in the late 1790s.  Jérôme moved to the Attakapas District in c1802 and created a western branch of the family.  

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The arrival date of one Gautrot is difficult to determine, but it had to have been before May 1767, when she appears in a Spanish record at New Orleans:

Rose-Osite, called Osite, Gautrot, widow of Olivier Forest, came with a daughter.  After Osite remarried to fellow Acadian Michel Bourgeois, a widower, at New Orleans in May 1767, they settled at St.-Jacques.  Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river there in 1777.  Osite died in St. James Parish in August 1824; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 93 years old when she died.  

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A Gautrot widow came to Louisiana in 1768 from Port Tobacco, Maryland, with the large extended family led by brother 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:

Marguerite Gautrot, age 63, widow of Pierre Breau, came with two grown daughters, ages 22 and 20.  When Ulloa's successor allowed them to leave the isolated post, they moved downriver to Ascension on the Acadian Coast.  Marguerite never remarried at died at Ascension in August 1773, in her late 60s.  

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Three Gautrot orphans, all females, came to Louisiana from France in 1785 aboard the first and last of the Seven Ships and settled on the river:

Marie-Geneviève Gautrot, age 19, crossed with the family of uncle Grégoire Lejeune on Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  She followed them and the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  She remained on the river and may have married Nicolas Goloa of the German Coast in March 1786.  

Pélagie-Marie Gautrot, age 15, Marie-Geneviève's sister, crossed on Le Bon Papa with the family of uncle Eustache Lejeune and followed them to Manchac.  She moved to the Opelousas District later in the decade, where she married Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Honoré Trahan and widower of Anne Brasseaux, in May 1789.

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Anne-Angélique Gautrot, age 20, twin sister of Marie-Geneviève of Le Bon Papa, crossed with the family of uncle Ambroise Hébert on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  She followed her relatives to San Bernardo, an Isleño settlement south of New Orleans.  

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Other GAUTREAUXs on the River

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

Leufroi Gautreaux, described by the recording priest as "married," died at Ascension in December 1777.  The priest who recorded his burial did not record Leufroi's parents' names or mention a wife.  Leufroi may not even have been a Gautreaux.  

Joseph Gautreaux died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in July 1816.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 85 years old when he died.  The priest did not record Joseph's parents' names or mention a wife.  One wonders if the dead Joseph was Jean-Charles-Joseph, son of Charles Gautreaux, and if the priest recorded the wrong age for him at his death.  

Raphaël Gautreaux died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in August 1826.  He was only 16 years old.  The priest who recorded Raphaël's burial did not give his parents' names.  

The infant son of "Joseph the Blacksmith" Gautreaux died in Ascension Parish in March 1832 a few months after his birth.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name.  

Valmont Gautreaux died in Ascension Parish in July 1833.  He was only 3 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give the boy's parents' names.  

Eugène Gautreaux married Henriette Elisher and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1830s. 

Nicolas Gautreaux married Marguerite Matherne and settled in Ascension Parish by the late 1830s.  

Louisa Gautreaux gave birth to son Joseph Sylvanie in Ascension Parish in May 1854.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Léopold, son of Paul Gautreaux and Caroline Bisette, married Liza, daughter of John Colombo, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in January 1857.  One suspects that Paul and Léopold were French Creole Godreaus from Pointe Coupee, not Acadian Gautreauxs. 

In July 1860, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 17 slaves--10 males and 7 females, 11 blacks and 6 mulattoes, ranging in age from 35 years to 3 months, living in 10 houses--on Dr. Gauthreaux's farm in the parish's right bank 5th District.  Who was this? 

Élise Gauthreaux married Camille LeBlanc at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1861.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Robert L. Gautreaux married Melina Sophia Landry, at the the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Cecilia Gautreaux married Alexandre Francis at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adam Gautreaux died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in July 1866.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give Adam's parents' names, said that he died at "age ca. 20 years" and was buried "in cemetery at 'La Prairie.'" 

According to a church record, Jean Gothereau married Julie LeBlanc, and their daughter Azélie married Zéphirin Breaux.  Azélie died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in December 1867.  The priest who recorded her burial did not give her age at the time of her death.  Was Jean an Acadian Gautreaux?  Where is the marriage record for Zéphirin Breaux and Azélie Gothereau

Ben Gothraux married Félicie ____ and settled near St. James, St. James Parish, by the late 1860s. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

The great majority of the Gautrots who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche: 

Pierre Gautrot of Grand-Pré age 55, crossed with wife Marie-Louse Duplessis, age 46, and daughter Marguerite-Adélaïde, age 11, on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Pierre died at Assumption in March 1804; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 75 years old when he died, but he was "only" 73.  Marguerite Adélaïde married François Friou of Paimboeuf, France, and died in Assumption Parish in September 1810; she was only 35 years old.  

Marin Gautrot, age 40, crossed on La Bergère with wife Gertrude Bourg, age 38, and two children--Jean-Louis, age 11, and Marie, age 9.  They had more children in Louisiana.  After Gertrude died at Lafourche, Marin remarried and remained on the bayou.  Daughter Marie, widow of François Barrilleaux, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1849; the priest who recorded her burial said that Marie died at "age 75 years," but she probably was in her early 70s. 

Pierre-Joseph Gautrot, age 22, Marin's half-brother, crossed on La Bergère with half-sister Agnès, age 29.  Agnès married an Hébert.  

Joseph-Benoît Gautrot, age 17, crossed on La Bergère alone.  He married twice, at New Orleans and Lafourche.  

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Marie-Madeleine Gautrot, age 66, crossed with second husband Charles LeBlanc, age 68, and a 20-year-old daughter on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September. 

Joseph Gautrot of Cobeguit, age 63, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second wife Anne Pitre, age 45, and six children from his two marriages--Rose-Sébastienne, age 22, Joseph-Marin, age 15, Pierre-Olivier, age 13, Charles, age 10, and twins François and Jean-Guillaume.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Joseph died by January 1788, when Anne was called a widow in the Valenzuéla census.  She did not remarry.  Joseph's daughter Rose-Sébastienne by his first marriage does not appear in any Louisiana records, so she may have died on the voyage over or soon after the family reached Louisiana.  His sons remained on the Lafourche. 

Marguerite Gautrot, age 59, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with third husband Simon Landry, age 50, and no children.

Marguerite Hébert, age 59, widow of Alexandre Gautrot, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with two children and a grandson--Jean-Alain, age 21, Victoire-Andrée, age 16, and grandson Charles Gautrot, age 18.  Victoire Andrée, wife of Étienne Boudreaux, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1850; she was 81 years old. 

Charles Gautrot, age 44, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Anne-Pélagie, called Pélagie, Trahan, age 39, and six children--Jean-Charles-Joseph, age 19, Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie, age 18, Jean-Marie, age 7, Pierre-Isidore, age 4, Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie, age 2, and infant Jean-Baptiste-Simon, who may not have survived the crossing.  Charles and Pélagie had no more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Havard or Navarre families.  Marie Madeleine Pélagie, widow of Joseph LeBlanc, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1842; the Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial said that Marie died "at age 71 yrs. 4 mths.," but she was 75; her succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in May. 

Pierre-Grégoire Gautrot, age 25, Marguerite Hébert's son, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Marie-Madeline Michel, age 21, and daughter Martine, who was born aboard ship.  They had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  

Rose-Marie Gautrot, age 22, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with her mother Anne Naquin and stepfather Charles Dugas.  Rose-Marie married into the Daunis family at St.-Jacques and died by January 1791, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife.  

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Jean-Charles Gautrot, age 22, crossed with the family of Alexis Breau on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  Jean-Charles married at Lafourche in February 1786 but died by February 1793, when his wife remarried there.  

Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie Gautrot, age 21, crossed on L'Amitié with sister Madeleine-Rosalie, age 20.  Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie married into the Molaison family and died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1835; the Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial said that Marie died at age 77, but she was "only" 71.

Marie-Anne Gautrot, age 19, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Charles Boudrot, age 21, and an infant son.  Marie Anne died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1831, in her mid-60s.  

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Charles Gautrot of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 49, crossed on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  With him were second wife Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, Melanson, age 49, and two children--François-Marie, age 14, and Rosalie-Charlotte, age 5.  Madeleine does not appear in the 1788 census at Valenzuéla with the rest of her family, so one wonders if she survived the crossing from France.  Charles remarried to Luce-Perpétué, daughter of fellow Acadian Francois Bourg and widow of Pierre Hébert and Félix Boudreaux, at Lafourche in November 1789.  He had no more children in Louisiana.  Charles died at Assumption in February 1796; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 54 years old when he died, but he was 60.  Rosalie Charlotte, wife of Pierre Paul Aucoin, died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in February 1844; the priest who recorded her burial said that Rosalie died at "age ca. 65 yrs.," but she was "only" 62. 

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Despite the early demise of several lines, especially those descended from Honoré Gautreaux, a large center of family settlement arose in the Bayou Lafourche valley that stretched all the way down into the Terrebonne country.  Most of the surviving lines descended from Joseph Gautreaux, who died soon after reaching the colony and whose sons followed their widowed mother to the upper bayou:   

Descendants of Marin GAUTREAUX (c1747-1808; François, François, fils, François III)

Marin, son of Honoré Gautrot and his first wife Marguerite Robichaud, born probably at Cobeguit in c1747, followed his family to one of the Maritime islands and survived the deportation to St.-Malo, France, in 1758-59.  He became a carpenter in France and married Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Bourg, at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in May 1768.  They were at Nantes in September 1784.  He took his wife, a son, and a daughter to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche and had more children in Louisiana.  Their daughter married into the Barrilleaux family.  Marin remarried to Marguerite-Ange, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph-Ange Dubois and widow of Jean Daigle and Charles-Benoît Granger, at Lafourche in January 1792.  Their daughter married into the Granger family.  Marin died in Assumption Parish in May 1808; the priest who recorded his burial said that Marin was 65 years old when he died, but he was closer to 61.  Amazingly, none of his six sons seems to have married, so this line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him.  

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Oldest son Jean-François, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Suliac, France, in March 1771, probably died young.

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Joseph-Marin, by his father's first wife, born at St.-Suliac, France, in August 1773, also probably died young.  

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Jean-Louis, by his father's first wife, born in France in c1774, may have died young.

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Élias, a twin, by his father's first wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in February 1786, may have died young.

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Joseph, Élias's twin, by his father's first wife, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in February 1786, may have died young.

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Youngest son Marin-Louis, by his father's second wife, born at Assumption in February 1796, died in Assumption Parish in November 1815.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.  

Descendants of Jean-Charles GAUTREAUX (1761-1790s; François, François, fils, François III)

Jean-Charles, elder son of Honoré Gautrot and his second wife Jeanne Lebert, and half-brother of Marin, was born at Pleslin, France, near St.-Malo, in November 1761.  He became a sailor in France.  He sailed to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785 with the family of kinsman Alexis Breau and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Françoise-Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian François Blanchard, in February 1786.  Françoise-Hélène also was a native of the St.-Malo area and had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, so they probably had met in France.  Jean-Charles died probably at Lafourche by February 1793, when his wife remarried there.  Neither of Jean-Charles's sons seems to have married, so this line of the family may have died with them.  

1

Older son Jean-François, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in February 1788, may have died young.

2

Younger son Joseph-Nicolas, born at Ascension in November 1789, died in Assumption Parish in May 1833.  He was 43 years old and does not seem to have married. 

Descendants of Pierre-Joseph GAUTREAUX (1763-1816; François, François, fils François III)

Pierre-Joseph, younger son of Honoré Gautrot and his second wife Jeanne Lebert, was born at Pleslin, France, near St.-Malo, in March 1763.  He sailed to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, with an older half-sister and followed her to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Pierre-Joseph married Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Giroir, at Assumption in March 1796.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin and LaFontaine families.  Pierre Joseph died in Assumption Parish in August 1816; he was only 53 years old.  Only one of his four sons seems to have married, but he does not seem to have fathered any sons, so this line of the family may not have survived.

1

Oldest son Louis-Pierre, born at Assumption in February 1797, died at age 2 in June 1799.  

2

Another Louis, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in February 1800, died in Assumption Parish in December 1836.  He was only 36 years old and evidently did not marry.  

3

Jean-Baptiste-Baradato, called Baptiste, born at Assumption in February 1802, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Marie Theriot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1834.  Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in February 1835; the priest who recorded his burial said that Baptiste dit Marquis, as he called him, was 35 years old when he died, but he was only 32.  Did Baptiste father any children? 

4

Youngest son Hubert Charles, born at Assumption in January 1806, may have died young. 

Descendants of Pierre-Grégoire GAUTREAUX (1760-; François, François, fils François III)

Pierre-Grégoire, elder son of Alexandre Gautrot and Marguerite Hébert, born at Trigavou, France, near St.-Malo, in March 1760, married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of probably fellow Acadian Pierre Michel, probably at Nantes, France, in late 1784 or early 1785.  They came to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  Their daughter Martine, named after Louisiana's intendant Martin Navarre, her honorary godfather, was born aboard ship, baptized at New Orleans, and probably died young.  Pierre-Grégoire and Madeleine had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  They went to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughter married into the Waguespack family.  Pierre Grégoire remarried to Sophie Marie or Marie Sophie, also called Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert and widow of Mathurin Comeaux, at Assumption in May 1805.  Sophie Marie also was a native of St.-Malo and had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi.  Their daughter married into the Chataignier family.  Only one of his sons created a family of his own and settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

1

Oldest son Étienne, by his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in September 1788, may have died young.

2

Pierre-Simon, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in February 1790, may have died young.  

3

Alexis Leufroi, called Leufroi, from his father's second wife, born at Ascension in May 1806, died in Assumption Parish in July 1833.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Leufroi was 22 years old when he died, but he was closer to 27.  He evidently did not marry.  

4

Youngest son Pierre Michel, called Michel, from his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in June 1814, married Marie Pauline, called Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1843, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1849.  Their son Félix was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1844, Robert Frédéric in Terrebonne Parish in June 1849, and Bernard Beauregard in June 1862.  Their daughter married into the Malbrough family.  ...

Jean-Alain GAUTREAUX (1764-?; François, François, fils François III)

Jean-Alain, younger son of Alexandre Gautrot and Marguerite Hébert, born at Pleslin, France, near St.-Malo, in September 1764, sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785 with his widowed mother, an aunt, and a nephew.  He married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Pitre, at New Orleans in January 1786.  Madeleine had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France.  They followed their families to upper Bayou Lafourche and may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  

Jean-Charles-Joseph GAUTREAUX (1765-?; François, François, fils François III, Charles dit Maringouin)

Jean-Charles-Joseph, eldest son of Charles Gautrot and Anne-Pélagie Trahan, born at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in June 1765, became a block maker in France.  He followed his family to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and was still a bachelor living with them on upper Bayou Lafourche in 1788.  Evidently he did not marry.  

Jean-Marie GAUTREAUX (1777-1836; François, François, fils François III, Charles dit Maringouin)

Jean-Marie, second son of Charles Gautrot and Anne-Pélagie Trahan, born at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in May 1777, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1836; he was 59 years old.  He evidently did not marry.  

Descendants of Pierre-Isidore GAUTREAUX (1780-1830s; François, François, fils François III, Charles dit Maringouin)

Pierre-Isidore, called Isidore, third son of Charles Gautrot and Anne-Pélagie Trahan, born at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in September 1780, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Marie Rosalie, daughter of French Creole René Silvy, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1809.  They settled in Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Brunet, Kehoe, Lambert, Thibodeaux, and Whitney families.  In April 1835, a petition for a family assembly was filed at the Houma courthouse in Pierre Isidore's name; he would have been 55 years old that year.  His sons remained in Terrebonne Parish. 

1

Oldest son Pierre Furcy, called Furcy, born in Assumption Parish in January 1818, married Marguerite Sérasine or Sarazine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1849, the same day and in the same church as his younger brother Jean.  Their son Pierre François was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1853, Justilien Fidor in August 1854, Joseph Gimmy in March 1862, and Henri Albert near Montegut in December 1867. 

2

Jean Pierre, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1824, married Jeanne Victoire, called Victoire, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1847, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1849, the same day and in the same church as his older brother Furcy.  Did Jean Pierre father any sons? 

3

Youngest son Isidore Neuville or Neuville Isidore, called Neuville, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1831, married Marie Eveline or Elvine, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Blanchard, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in November 1859.  Their son Pierre Meril Alcée was born near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1860, and Treville Alcée near Houma in July 1862. 

Charles GAUTREAUX (1766-1836; François, François, fils François III, Alexandre)

Charles, son of François-Hilaire Gautrot and Hélène-Catherine Daigle, and nephew of Jean-Alain Gautrot, born at Trigavou, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1766, crossed to Louisiana with his widowed grandmother, uncle Jean-Alain, and an aunt aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Marie-Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Anselme Pitre, at New Orleans in June 1789 and returned to the upper bayou.  He and his wife also may have had no children.  Charles died in Ascension Parish in June 1836; he was 70 years old.  His line of the family died with him.  

Descendants of Joseph-Benoît GAUTREAUX (c1768-1832; François, François, fils François III, Pierre)

Joseph-Benoît, called Benoît, elder son of Charles Gautrot and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Melanson, born at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in c1768, where he became a plowman, sailed to Louisiana alone aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and went to upper Bayou Lafourche.  His parents and two younger siblings crossed on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, and also went to Lafourche.  Benoît married Françoise, daughter of Guillaume Montet, at New Orleans in May 1789, and remarried to Élisabeth, or Isabelle, also called Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Germain Bergeron, at Lafourche in November 1790.  They settled on the upper bayou.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal, Daigle, Mazerolle, Templet, Theriot, and Trahan families.  Benoît died in Assumption Parish in November 1832; he was 65 years old.  His two sons created families of their own in Assumption Parish.  One of his grandsons moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War of 1861. 

1

Older son Jean-Charles-Viltique, called Viltique, by his father's second wife, born at Assumption in March 1795, married Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Eusèbe Arceneaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1818.  Their son Augustin Philogène was born in Assumption Parish in December 1819, and Grégoire Théodule, called Théodule, in September 1821.  Viltique died in Assumption Parish in January 1834; the priest who recorded his burial said that Viltique was 40 years old when he died, but he was only 38.  One of his sons created a family of his own and settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, before moving to lower Bayou Teche soon after the War of 1861. 

1a

Théodule married Séraphine, daughter of Valéry Cedotal, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1845; Séraphine's mother was a Dugas.  Théodule remarried to Zépheline, daughter of fellow Acadian Emerant Crochet, at the Paincourtville church in June 1850.  Their son Joseph Camille was born near Paincourtville in February 1855, Joseph Hilaire, a twin, in February 1857, Xavier Cyprien near Pierre Part in October 1860, Lusignon Martin in February 1863, and Jean Baptiste Optime near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in May 1869. 

1b

Philosin Gothreau, perhaps Augustin Philogène, died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in June 1848.  He was only 28 years old and probably did not marry. 

2

Younger son Auguste-Arsène, by his father's second wife, born at Assumption in July 1801, married Marie Madeleine, daughter of Antoine Coupelle, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1825.  Their son Augustin Honoré, called Honoré, was born in Assumption Parish in June 1826, Zéphirin Marcellin or Marcillien, called Marcillien, in June 1827, Adrien Désiré in August 182[8?] but died at age 1 in August 1829, Pierre Anselme was born in April 1832 but died at age 2 in August 1834, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at birth in October 1833.  Their daughter married into the Acosta family.  Auguste died near Plattenville in January 1849; the priest who recorded his burial said that Auguste died at "age 45 years," but he was 47.  One of his sons created a family of his own and settled near Attakapas Canal, east of Lake Verret. 

2a

Honoré, also called Noré, likely married Thérèse Houston, Ourso, Ousse, or Uso in Assumption Parish in the late 1840s.  Their son Auguste Théodore, also called Augustin Carville, was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in September 1850 but died the following month, Merville Terstan was born in January 1852, Vileor Augustin in November 1853, Charles Ovile in May 1857, and Auguste Onésime near Atakapas Canal in February 1859.

2b

Marcillien died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1849, a day after his father died.  The priest who recorded Marcillien's burial said that he died at "age 17 years," but he was 21.  One wonders what befell him and his father. 

Descendants of François-Marie GAUTREAUX (1771-1824; François, François, fils François III, Pierre)

François-Marie, younger son of Charles Gautrot and his second wife Marie-Madeleine Melanson, born at Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in  February 1771, followed his family to Louisiana aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and went with them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Félicité-Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Hébert, in March 1792.  Félicité-Jeanne had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Aucoin, Daigle, Delaune, and Hébert families.  François Marie died in Assumption Parish in December 1824; the priest who recorded his burial said that François died at age 50, but he was 53.  Two of his four sons created families of their own in Assumption Parish.  One of his grandsons settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Charles, called J. Charles and Charles, born at Assumption in June 1799, married Élise or Élisabeth Mélanie, daughter of Antoine Coupelle, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1828.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in Assumption Parish in August 1831, Désiré Jean in October 1837, and Joseph died, age unrecorded, in March 1841.  They also had a son named Clet, also called Pierre.  Their daughters married into the Daigle, Escubas, and Vane, originally Vaughn, families. 

1a

Désiré married Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Babin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1858.  Their son Joseph Cordilier was born near Pierre Part in October 1859, and Joseph Aladin in October 1862.

1b

Clet Pierre married cousin Celima, daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin Landry and widow of Carville Breaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1862; according to the marriage record, they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry, which means they were first cousins.

1c

Jean Baptiste Gothrou, perhaps son of Jean Charles, died near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, in March 1864.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died at "age ca. 32 years."  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

2

François, fils, born at Assumption in January 1804, married Felonise or Felonie Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Grégoire Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1832.  Their son Rosémond François was born in Assumption Parish in March 1835, Joseph Léon in January 1842, Joseph Vileor in December 1844, and Honoré Désiré in December 1847. 

3

Philemon, born at Ascension in May 1806, may have died young. 

4

Youngest son Angèl died in Assumption Parish, age unrecorded, in January 1814.

Descendants of Joseph-Marin GAUTREAUX (1769-1847; François, François, fils François III)

Joseph-Marin, eldest son of Joseph Gautrot and his second wife Anne Pitre, born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in November 1769, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where his father died.  Joseph-Marin married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Theriot and widow of Firmin-Charles Thibodeaux, at Lafourche in February 1793.  Madeleine had come to Louisiana with her first husband and two young children also aboard Le St.-Rémi; she was several years older than Joseph-Marin.  Their daughters married into the Aycock, Boudreaux, and Crochet families.  Joseph Marin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1847; he was 77 years old.  Four of his five sons created families of their own in Assumption and Lafourche Interior parishes, but one of the lines may not have survived.  Two grandsons settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

1

Oldest son Joseph-Olivier, born at Assumption in October 1795, married Rosalie Scholastique, called Scholastique or Colastie, daughter of French Creole Étienne Pelletier or Peltier, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1816.  Their son Iréné, also called Eusilien and Aurelien, was born in Assumption Parish in June 1817, Trasimond Olivier in October 1822, Cleophas Alexis in August 1826, Joseph Drosin in December 1828 but died 6 days after his birth, and Nicaise Olivier was born in December 1829.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Boudreaux, Coulon, Landry, and Terrebonne families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 13 slaves--9 males and 4 females, all black, ranging in age from 50 to 19--on Joseph O. Gautreaux's farm in the parish's Second Congressional District.  Joseph Olivier died in Lafourche Parish in October 1852; the Thibodeaux priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died "at age 59 yrs.," but he was only 57.  Two of his sons married sisters settled in Terrebonne Parish.  Another son settled in Lafourche Parish. 

1a

Eusilien married Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of French Creole Désiré Boyer of Assumption Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1839.  Their son Désiré Oscar was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1848, Joseph Émile in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1846, and Henry Aurelien in Terrebonne Parish in December 1852.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Menuet families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 7 slaves--4 males and 3 females, all blacks, ranging in age from 35 to 2--on Euzilien Gautraux's farm. 

1b

Cleophas married Elmire or Edmire, 19-year-old daughter of French Creole Paul D. Terrebonne and his Acadian wife Constance LeBlanc, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1846; Cleophas's sister Amelie married Elmire's brother Oleus D. Terrbonne.  Cleophas and Elmire's son Clay René was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1847, and Louis Rodolphe, called Rodolphe, in July 1851 but died in a yellow fever epidemic, age 2, in August 1853.  Cleophas's wife Elmire also died in the same epidemic, in September, and he remarried to Ophelia, also called Greba, daughter of fellow Acadians Hubert Aucoin and Delphine Mire, at the Thibodaux church in November 1854.  In 1859, he opened a grocery store at Thibodaux with Joseph Kleber Gourdain.  During the War of 1861, Cleophas served as junior second lieutenant and then as second lieutenant in Company G of 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which served in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana; his business partner, J. Kleber Gourdain, was the company's first commander.  Seriously wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on 6 April 1862, Cleophas was transported home, where he died of his wounds on May 16; he was only 34 years old.  A "petition for presenting will" in his name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in January 1866. 

1c

Trasimond Olivier married Julie, another daughter of Désiré Boyer, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1847; the marriage also was recorded the marriage in Terrebonne Parish.  They lived near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes, though one of their sons was baptized at Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in July 1863, during the War Between the States.  Their son Arthur was born in July 1852, Joseph Désiré in September 1855, Valmont in August 1856, Joseph Aubert Adolphe in May 1858, Alcide Voltaire in June 1860, Franklin Léonie in October 1862, and Joseph Alphonse in March 1869. 

2

Charles-Rosémond, called Rosémond, born at Assumption in September 1798, married Françoise, daughter of French Creole François Percle, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1819.  Their son Jean Théophile was born Assumption Parish in August 1822, Ulysse Victor in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1824, Rosémond died in Assumption Parish at age 2 months in May 1826, Séraphin Aurelien was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1827, Belanor Joseph in February 1830, a twin child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died 3 hours after its birth in October 1832, and a second Rosémond was born in April 1834.  Their daughter married into the Lirette family.  Charles Rosémond died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1835; he was only 36 years old.  

Ulysse married Euphrasie or Euphroisine Éloise, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Michel Daigle, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1848, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1850.  Ulysse died in January 1850; he was only 25 years old.  A petition for a family meeting in his name was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in August, so he probably had lived in that parish despite his burial having been recorded at the Thibodaux church (the Houma church records begin in 1848, so that parish had been established before his death). 

3

François-Zenon, born at Assumption in October 1800, married Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Hyacinthe Rousseau, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1831.  Their son Joseph Séraphin or Séraphin Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1832 but died at age 1 in October 1833, Olésime Théodule was born in February 1841, and François, fils died 15 days after his birth in March 1843.  Their daughters married into the Desbous and Gebelin families.  François Zenon died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1846; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that François died "at age 41 yrs.," but he was 45.  Did his family line die with him? 

4

Jean Valéry, called Valéry, born at Assumption in October 1805, married Théotiste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louviere, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1829.  They settled in Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughter married into the Daigle family.  Did Valéry father any sons? 

5

Youngest son Joseph Séraphin, born at Ascension in July 1807, may have died young. 

Descendants of Pierre-Olivier GAUTREAUX (1771-1851; François, François, fils François III)

Pierre-Olivier, called Olivier, second son of Joseph Gautrot and his second wife Anne Pitre, born at St.-Suliac, France, near St.-Malo, in November 1769, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Julie-Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arcement, in June 1794.  Julie-Céleste had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships from France.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Felteman, Juneau, and Mire families.  Pierre Olivier, père died in Lafourche Parish in October 1851; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre Olivier died "at age 78 yrs.," but he was a month shy of 80.  His four sons settled in Assumption and Lafourche parishes.  A grandson moved to the Chacahoula area of Terrebonne Parish soon after the War Between the States. 

1

Oldest son Pierre-Olivier, fils, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in October 1796, married Marie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Berthelot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1817.  Their son Pierre Marcellus or Marcellin was born in Assumption Parish in May 1818, Valéry Adrien, called Adrien, in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1820, and François Sylvain or Sylvère, called Sylvère, in March 1828.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux and Boudreaux families.  Pierre Olivier, fils died probably in Assumption Parish in July 1849; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died "at age 54 mths.[years]."  Pierre Olivier's sons settled in Lafourche Interior Parish.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 6 slaves--1 male and 5 females, all black, ranging in age from 25 to 2--on Widow P. O. Gautreaux's farm in the parish's Second Congressional District; these probably were the slaves of Pierre Olivier, fils's widow, Marie Berthelot.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 8 slaves--5 males and 3 females, all black, ages 30 years to 6 months, living in 1 house--on Widow Pierre O. Gauthreaux's farm in the parish's 9th Ward at Bruly St. Vincent. 

1a

Pierre Marcellin married Pauline Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Aucoin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1839.  Their son Joseph Zéphirin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1842.  Their daughters married into the Arcement and Barrilleaux families. 

1b

Sylvère married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Richard, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Bernard Clotus was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in April 1852, and Louis died at age 15 days in January 1858. 

1c

Adrien married Eulalie, daughter of French Creole Jean Gagnoux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1854; Eulalie's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Joseph Adrien was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in March 1855, Sosthène Joseph in November 1856, Louis in August 1860, and Aubert Sylvère in December 1862. 

2

Élie-Léonard, born at Assumption in May 1800, married Agathe or Agatha, daughter of fellow Acadian François Aucoin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1828.  Their son Trasimond Olivier Thomasin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1828, Jean Baptiste in May 1832, and Théophile Amédée in April 1836 but died at age 7 1/2 in October 1844.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux, Kerne, Labiche, Lagrange, and Naquin families.  Élie remarried to Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Euchariste Barrilleaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1857; Élie was 56 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Ozémé Dorvillien was born near Labadieville in May 1860, the month his father turned 60 years old.  In August 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 23 slaves--13 males and 10 females, all black except for 2 mulattoes, ranging in age from 48 years to 2 months, living in 3 houses--on E. Gauthreaux and Bros. plantation in the parish's 6th Ward along Bayou Lafourche; this may have been Élie and his brother Jean David.  Élie died near Labadieville in May 1865; he was 65 years old. 

2a

Trasimond, by his father's first wife, married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1853.  Their son J. Baptiste was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in June 1854, Joseph Franklin Vinotte in April 1856, Zéphirin Elphége in February 1858, and Léonce Cyprien in July 1859.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish counted 4 slaves--a male and 3 females, 2 black and 2 mulatto, ranging in age from 40 to 7, living in 1 house--on Trasimond Gautrau's farm in the parish's 3rd Ward.  Trasimond and his family were living near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in the late 1760s. 

2b

Jean Baptiste, by his father's first wife, married Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Valsin Vayse, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1856.  Their son Léon Oleus was born near Labadieville in July 1857.  He may have been the Jean Baptiste Gothrau who died near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, in March 1864; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died at "age ca. 32 years."   One wonders if his death was war-related. 

3

Jean David, born at Assumption in November 1805, married Adèle Rosalie or Rosalie Adèle, daughter of French Creole Nicolas Metra, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1830; Adèle's mother was a Bergeron.  Their son Jean, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1832, Drosin Omer in April 1836, and Auguste Jean Baptiste Valentin in Assumption Parish in February 1838 but died at age 2 1/2 in October 1840.  They also had a son named Movile.  Their daughter married into the Almindinger or Hermindiger family.  Jean David died near Attakapas Canal, Assumption Parish, in March 1870; he was 64 years old. 

Movile married cousin Octavie, daughter of Ursin Falteman, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in April 1870.

4

Youngest son Joseph Célestin, called Célestin, born in Assumption Parish in September 1809, married Marie Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Mire, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1831.  Célestin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1833; he was only 24 years old.  

Descendants of Charles GAUTREAUX (1774-1851; François, François, fils François III)

Charles, third son of Joseph Gautrot and his second wife Anne Pitre, born at Archigny, Poitou, France, in June 1774, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Charles married third cousin Marie-Madeleine-Louise, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Gautreaux, at St.-Jacques on the river in April 1801.  Madeleine was a native of St.-Jacques; her parents had come to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765.  Charles and Madeleine lived on the river before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughter married into the Roger family.  Charles remarried to Marie Madeleine, daughter of Jean Borne of St. John the Baptist Parish and widow of André Kerne, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1839; he was 65 years old at the time of the wedding; his new wife was the mother-in-law of two of his sons.  Charles died near Plattenville in April 1851; he was 76 years old.  Three of his five sons created families of their own in Assumption and Lafourche Interior parishes.  One of his grandsons settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

1

Oldest son Raphaël Aserin, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in February 1802, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1829.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Raphaël was 20 years old when he died, but he was 27.  He probably did not marry.  

2

Charles Placide, called Placide, from his father's first wife, born at Ascension in March 1804, married Virginie, also called Eugènie, daughter of André Kerne of St. John the Baptist Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1831.  Their son Charles Placide, called Placide, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1832, Drosin, also called Dorcini, in Assumption Parish in October 1834, and Joseph Leufroi, called Leufroi, in December 1837.  Their daughter married into the Bourg family.  Placide died in Assumption Parish in January 1839; he was only 34 years old.  His sons settled in Assumption Parish. 

2a

Placide, fils married Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine, daughter of French Creole Auguste Maitrejean, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1854.  Their son Elphége was born probably in Assumption Parish in c1854 but died at age 15 in September 1859,  Joseph Placide was born near Paincourtville in March 1855, Jean Baptiste Armas in March 1858, Joseph Elphége near Pierre Part in January 1865 but died at age 2 1/2 near Plattenville in October 1867, and Joseph Oleus was born in September 1867.  Placide, fils remarried to Lesida, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Hébert, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1868. 

2b

Drosin married Marie Élisabeth, called Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Ursin LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1856.  Their son Joseph Achille was born near Paincourtville in April 1857, and Gervet in November 1859. 

2c

Leufroi married cousin Valida, daughter of fellow Acadian Victor Roger, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in August 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for second third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Leufroi remarried to Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1866.   They were living near Brashear City, now Morgan City, on the lower Atchafalaya, when a daughter was baptized in July 1867, but they soon returned to Assumption Parish.  Their son Drosin Joseph was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in November 1868, and Joseph Alphonse near Pierre Part in October 1870. 

3

Charles Sylvestre, called Sylvestre, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in June 1807, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Louviere, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1835.  They had a son name Pierre Telesphore, called Telesphore

Telesphore married Adeline Augustine, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Auguste Legendre, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1860; Adeline's mother was a Dantin.  Their son Joseph Adrion or Odreci was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1861 but died in June. 

4

Simon Joseph, by his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in March 1810, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1829.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry.  

5

Youngest son Charles Valéry, by his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in July 1813, married Félicité, another daughter of André Kerne, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1834.  Did they have any children? 

François GAUTREAUX (c1777-1823; François, François, fils François III)

François, fourth son of Joseph Gautrot and his second wife Anne Pitre, born at Nantes, France, in c1777, Jean-Guillaume's twin, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Charlotte, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Ozelet, at Assumption in February 1803.  Marie-Charlotte was a native of the Poitou region of France and had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  François died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1823; he was only 46 years old.  He and his wife may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.

Descendants of Jean-Guillaume GAUTREAUX (c1776-1850; François, François, fils François III)

Jean Guillaume, fifth son of Joseph Gautrot and his second wife Anne Pitre, born at Nantes, France, in c1777, François's twin, crossed with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Françoise-Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Aucoin, at Assumption in February 1800.  Françoise-Victoire had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family.  Jean G., as the recording priest called him, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1850; he was 74 years old.  Three of his four sons created families in Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes. 

1

Oldest son Florentin-François, born at Assumption in January 1802, married Thérèse, daughter of French Creole Joseph Roussel, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1830.  They settled in Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their son Victor was born in July 1833, Augustin or Auguste Léonard in November 1839, and Anatole Oleus near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in February 1848 but died at age 1 in January 1849.  They also had sons named Fortunatis and Hermonegile or Hermenigilde.  Their daughters married into the Gros and Himel families. 

1a

Auguste may have married fellow Acadian Celina Daigle in Assumption Parish by the mid-1860s.  Their son Rosémond Albert was born near Labadieville in October 1866, Julien Edgard in November 1867, and Camille Augustin in July 1870. 

1b

Fortunatis married Elisa or Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Célestin Bourg, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1866.  They settled near Labadieville. 

1c

Hermonegile married Angeline or Angelina, daughter of French Creole Hermogène Gros, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1866; Angelina's mother was a Boudreaux.

2

David, born at Assumption in May 1804, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Dominique Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1828.  Their son Trasimond was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1831.  Their daughter married into the Gros family.  David remarried to Marie Gertrude, daughter of French Creole Auguste Honoré, at the Thibodauxville church in January 1836; Marie's mother was an Arcement.  They lived near the boundary between Assumption and Lafourche Interior parishes.  Their son Narcisse Maurice, called Maurice, was born in October 1836, Lubin in March 1842, Auguste Adam, also called Auguste David, in October 1844, Davy Ignace in July 1846, Thomas Désiré in February 1848, Jean Oleus in December 1852, and Paul Émile in August 1854.  Their daughters married into the Hidalgo and Usé families. 

2a

Trasimond, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of Joseph Sarde or Sardes, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Joseph Camille was born near Attakapas Canal in May 1859. 

2b

Maurice, by his father's second wife, married Azema or Rozema, daughter of French Creole Charles Roussel, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1865.  Their son Neil Edgard was born near Labadieville in December 1867. 

2c

Auguste Adam, by his father's second wife, married Léonise, also called Louise, daughter of Joseph Idale, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Adam Joseph was born near Labadieville in October 1866. 

3

Jean Pierre, born at Ascension in December 1806, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1831.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry.  

4

Youngest son Alexandre Jean Baptiste, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1821, married Eulalie Scholastique, daughter of French Creole Édouard Peltier or Pelletier, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1843.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafourche Interior Parish the day after its birth in August 1845, Alix Adam was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in May 1851, Émile Toussaint in November 1853, Henry Siméon in January 1856, and Clebert Augustin in December 1861.  Their daughter married into the Fremin family. 

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During the antebellum period, Gautreauxs from Ascension Parish, three of them brothers, another a cousin, moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Two of them had many sons.  One of them became a planter:

Descendants of Jean Vasseur GAUTREAUX (1811-; François, Claude, Charles, Simon)

Jean Vasseur, called Vasseur, older son of Simon Gautreaux, fils and his second wife Henriette Élisabeth Melançon, born in Ascension Parish in December 1811, married Élisabeth, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Carmouche, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1837; Élisabeth's mother was a LeBlanc.  They remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Barbier family.  Their older sons settled near Lockport, Lafourche Parish. 

1

Oldest son Joseph, also called Vasseur, so his full name probably was Joseph Vasseur, born probably in Assumption Parish in the late 1830s, married Anaïs, daughter of fellow Acadian Adélard Boudreaux, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1864.  Their son Joseph Numa was born near Lockport in January 1865, and Joseph Clément in October 1870. 

2

Jean Émile, called Émile, born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1840, married Ursule, daughter of Spanish Creole Francis Hernandez, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1865, and did not register the marriage civilly until January 1866. 

3

Hippolyte Rose Aimé, perhaps also called Simon, born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in July 1841, may have married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Babin, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1866. 

4

Félicien Lucion was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in June 1845. 

5

Youngest son Joseph Aurilia was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in June 1855. 

Joseph Simon or Simon Joseph GAUTREAUX (1816-; François, Claude, Charles, Simon)

Joseph Simon or Simon Joseph, second son of Joseph Gautreaux and Henriette-Adélaïde Landry, born in Ascension Parish in October 1816, married cousin Marie Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1837.  Did they remain on upper Bayou Lafourche?  Were they that rare Acadian couple who had no children?

Descendants of Joseph Richard GAUTREAUX (1819-; François, Claude, Charles, Simon)

Joseph Richard, called Richard, third son of Joseph Gautreaux and Henriette-Adélaïde Landry, born in Ascension Parish in April 1819, married cousin Angeline or Angelina Landry probably in Assumption Parish and settled there by the mid-1840s.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 20 slaves--16 males and 4 females, all black except for 2 mulattoes, ranging in age from 36 to 1--on Richard Gautreaux's plantation in the parish's Second Congressional District.  Richard's father, and then his mother, owned St. Joseph Plantation in St. James Parish, and some of Richard's slaves may have come from that holding.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 64 slaves, ages 47 years to 6 months, living in 10 houses, on Richard Gauthreaux's plantation in the parish's 6th Ward; his number of his slaves now equaled that of his widowed mother in St. James Parish.  Like his parents, Richard was a sugar planter.   

1

Oldest son Joseph Richard Alcée, called Alcée, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in October 1847, married cousin Claire, daughter of fellow Acadian Duffossard Landry, at the Paincourtville church in October 1867; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.   They settled near Paincourtville. 

2

Joseph Geslain Richard was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in August 1852. 

3

Joseph Urbain Richard was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in May 1854. 

4

Joseph Richard Justin, born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in December 1856, may have been the Justin Gauthrau who died near Plattenville in December 1867.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names, says that Justin died at "age 14 years," but Joseph Richard Justin would have been only 11. 

5

Youngest son Joseph Séverin Samuel was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1860. 

Descendants of Joseph Léon GAUTREAUX (1827-1863; François, Claude, Charles, Simon)

Joseph Léon, called Léon, fifth son of Joseph Gautreaux and Henriette-Adélaïde Landry, born in Ascension Parish in April 1827, married cousin Emma Hélène, another daughter of Jean Baptiste Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in in February 1848; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 6 slaves--2 males and 4 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 34 to 1--on Léon Gautreaux's farm in the parish's Second Congressional District.  Léon died in Lafourche Parish in May 1863; the Thibodeaux priest who recorded his burial said that Léon died "at age 25 years," but he was 36.  One wonders if Léon's death was war-related.  His older son settled in Assumption Parish. 

1

Older son Simon Joseph le jeune, called Joseph, born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in September 1849, married Odalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Armand Blanchard, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1868.

2

Younger son Jean Baptiste Henry, called Henry or Henri, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in April 1852, died at age 9 in June 1861. 

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Other GAUTREAUXs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

François Gautreaux died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in August 1844.  The priest who recorded his burial said that François died at "age 60 yrs." but did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  So which François Gautreaux was he? 

Rosémond Gautreaux married Marie Barions or Bara.  Their son Joseph was born, baptized, and died on the same day near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in September 1848, and Émile Duradou was born in January 1854. 

In July 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 3 slaves--a 26-year-old black female and 2 mulatto females, ages 8 and 6--on Pierre Gautreaux's farm in the parish's Second Congressional District.  Which Pierre Gautreaux was this? 

In August 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted a single slave--a 50-year-old black female--on Widow Jean G. Gautreaux's farm in the parish's Second Congressional District.  Who was this? 

Leufroi Gautreaux married Adèle Thibodeaux.  Their son Pierre Ozémé was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in May 1851. 

Jean Gautreaux married Clémence Modeste Thibodeaux and settled in Lafourche Parish by the early 1850s. 

Marie Gautreaux gave birth to son Joseph in Lafourche Parish in February 1856.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

In July 1860, the federal census taker in Terrebonne Parish states that F. Gautrau was an "employer," perhaps an overseer, on A. A. Williams's large plantation of 124 slaves in the parish's 3rd Ward.  (Williams resided in the Baton Rouge area, not in Terrebonne Parish.)

Elmira M. Gautreaux married Adolphe Menuet in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1863.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Eulalie Gautreaux married Acadian Eugène Naquin in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in October 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Louis, son of Meli Gautreaux, was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1865.  The Houma priest who recorded Louis's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Jean Gautreaux married French Creole Félicie Picou.  Their daughter married into the LaRose family at Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in April 1866. 

Ozémé Gautreaux married Carmelite D'Alfarez.  Their son Joseph was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in August 1866. 

Joseph Edmond Gautreaux was baptized at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, age unrecorded, in February 1868.  The priest who recorded the baptism did not give Joseph Edmond's parents' names. 

Simon Gautreaux married Joséphine LeBlanc and settled near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Félix Gautreaux married Acadian Élodie Clouâtre in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish, in July 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Pauline Gautreaux married Auguste Darden in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish, in February 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Frenchmen with similar-sounding surnames settled in Louisiana decades before the first of their Acadian namesakes reached the colony:

Jean-François, called François, Gautreau witnessed a wedding in New Orleans in February 1729.  According to a recent study, Jean-François "had the post of 'royal store-keeper' at New Orleans probably from 1732 to 1744, when he returned to France.  In March 1740, serving as royal storekeeper in New Orleans, he "agreed to buy all the raw deer-skins the [Opelousas] partners [Blainpain and Le Kintrek] could furnish, export them to France, and pay a specified net margin to the two traders."  In 1743, Gautreau sold his plantation on the Mississippi, south of Lake Pontchartrain, together with 28 Negro slaves," so he was a well-to-do colonist as well as a French official.  

Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, Gautherot dit Tarascon, "surnamed La Musique," a voyageur, married Marie-Élisabeth Laurens perhaps in New Orleans.  Baptiste served as master cantor of the city's St.-Louis Parish.  Their son Jean-Baptiste, fils was born at New Orleans in March 1744, Pierre-Alexandre in February 1749, Simon-Jacques was baptized at New Orleans, age unrecorded, in November 1751, Claude was born in March 1754, a second Jean-Baptiste, fils was baptized at New Orleans, age unrecorded, in October 1756, Laurent was born in June 1759, and Honoré in February 1762. 

In 1763, a Gautreau, called a "singer," lived at New Orleans.  

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During the antebellum period, a Gautraud emigrated to New Orleans from France; native Louisianians would have called him a Foreign Frenchman.  A fellow with a similar sounding surname, perhaps also a Foreign Frenchman, settled on the old Acadian Coast a few years later:

Frederick Gautraud, a 22-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship St. Paul out of Le Havre, France, in May 1835.  

Jule Désiré Idé Gauntrand married Solidel Aimée Pierre Sabole and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1840s. 

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There were Gautreauxs who lived in South Louisiana during the antebellum and immediate postwar periods who probably were not Acadians; they were Afro-Creoles whom Acadian Gautreauxs had owned, and in some cases freed, and who took the family's surname:

Célesie Gautreaux, free woman of color, married John Parker, free man of color, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

CONCLUSION

Gautrots were among the first families of Acadia, and one of them was among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Pierre Gautrot, his wife, and infant daughter came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil.  Pierre died either on the voyage to Louisiana or in New Orleans soon after the party reached the colony.  His wife and 10-month-old daughter followed the Broussards to upper Bayou Teche, where the daughter grew up and married into the Duhon family.  A Gautrot family line did not appear on the western prairies for three more decades. 

Meanwhile, two Gautrot brothers from Minas came to Louisiana in 1765 and 1766 from Halifax and Maryland and settled on the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  The younger brother, Simon, who had come to the colony from Halifax, remained at St.-Jacques and created a substantial, well-to-do, line of the family in what became St. James, Ascension, and Iberville parishes.  They were especially numerous in Ascension Parish.  Older brother Amand, who had come to Louisiana from Maryland, had only one son, and it was this son, Jérôme, who went to the Atakapas District during the late colonial period and created a western branch of the family.  During the late antebellum period, one of Simon Gautreaux's grandsons, Alexandre, moved his family from Ascension Parish to the St. Landry prairies and settled near his cousins, but the western branch of the family remained small compared to the ones east of the Atchafalaya Basin. 

If the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to Louisiana, the Gautrot family would have remained a fairly small one in the Bayou State.  That changed in 1785, when 40 Gautrots in over half a dozen families reached New Orleans aboard five of the Seven Ships from France.  The great majority of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a large center of family settlement.  One is struck, however, by the number of family lines on the upper bayou that died out early.  During the antebellum period, Gautreauxs from Ascension Parish, including three brothers, moved to upper Bayou Lafourche and joined their cousins there.  By the late antebellum period, Gautreauxs could be found in the Lafourche valley from Assumption all the way down into the Terrebonne country.  During or soon after the War Between the States, a few of them moved to the Brashear City, now Morgan City, area on the lower Atchafalaya and to the New Iberia area on lower Bayou Teche. 

Non-Acadian Gautreaus lived in the colony decades before the first of their Acadian namesakes arrived, and at least one Foreign-French Gautraud came to Louisiana during the early antebellum period.  Church records reveal that none of them established a large family line in predominantly-Acadian communities.  Nearly all of the Gautreauxs of South Louisiana, then, are Acadians, descendants of François Gautrot of Martaizé and Port-Royal.

Judging by the number of slaves they owned during the late antebellum period, some Gautreauxs lived comfortably on their farms and plantations along the river and in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley.  By far the largest slave holders in the family were descendants of Simon Gautreaux--his son Joseph, who owned St. Joseph Plantation in St. James Parish, and Joseph's son Richard, who lived in Assumption Parish.  In 1850, Joseph Gautreaux's widow, Henriette Adélaïde Landry, held 42 slaves on St. Joseph Plantation, and son Richard held 20 slaves on his plantation along upper Bayou Lafourche.  A decade later, the widow held 64 slaves on St. Joseph Plantation, and son Richard also owned that number on his Bayou Lafourche holding.  Both plantations raised and processed sugar.  In 1850, É. Gautreaux of Assumption Parish, probably Élie, owned 23 slaves on a plantation he shared with his brothers.  That same year, cousin Joseph Olivier Gautreaux owned 13 slaves on his Assumption Parish farm.  His son Eusilien held seven more slaves in Terrebonne Parish.  In 1860, Dr. Gautreaux of St. James Parish owned 17 slaves.  That same year, Pierre Olivier Gautreaux's widow owned eight slaves at Bruslé St. Vincent in Assumption Parish.  The other family slave owners held only a few bondsmen, and most members of the family owned no slaves at all, at least none who appeared in the federal slave schedules of 1850 and 1860. 

Dozens of Gautreauxs served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65, and at least five of them died in Confederate service.  One of them, Cleophas Gautreaux of Thibodaux, was serving as a second lieutenant in the 18th Louisiana Infantry when he was mortally wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862.  ...

In Louisiana, the family's name evolved from Gautrot to Gautreaux.  It also is spelled Gaudrau, Gaudreau, Gaudreault, Gauntrand, Gautereau, Gauteros, Gauterot, Gautherot, Gauthraux, Gauthreaux, Gautraux, Gautreaut, Geauthreaux, Geautreau, Goderot, Godreau, Goltreaux, Gotereau, Gothrau, Gothraux, Gothreau, Gotrau, Gotraud, Gotreau, Gotreaux, Gotro, Gottereau, Gottreau, Goutreaux, Guatraux, Portreau.  This Acadian family should not be confused with the Godreaus or Goudreaus, French Canadians who settled at Pointe Coupée, where few Acadians settled, and in St. Landry Parish, where Acadians, including Gautreauxs, did settle.  

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Assumption, St. James, & Terrebonne parishes; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Ascension, Assumption, St. James, St. Landry, St. Mary, & Terrebonne parishes; Arsenault, Généalogie, 566-67, 1170-74, 1388-89, 1488-90, 1658, 2235, 2339-40, 2490-92; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:233; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De Ville, Opelousas History, 9, source of quotation; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 150-52; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 4, 7; Menn, Large Slaveholders of LA, 1860, 125, 127-28, 355-56, 413, 418-19; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 43, 91, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 191; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 41-44; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69-70; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 338-53; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 77-78, 168-69; White, DGFA-1, 691-705; White, DGFA-1 English, 145-48. 

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

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

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Name Arrived Settled Profile
Agnès GAUTREAUX 01 Aug 1785 Asp born c1756, probably Île St.-Jean; daughter of Honoré GAUTREAUX & his first wife Marguerite ROBICHAUX; sister of Marin, half-sister of Jean-Charles & Pierre-Joseph; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Agnès GAUTROT, age 5[sic]; at Pleslin, France, 1759-72; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 26[sic], traveled with brother Pierre; married, age 30, Joseph-Nicolas HÉBERT, 6 May 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Agnès GAUTREAUT, age 32, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anniece GAUTEREAU, age 35, with husband, no children, & husband's cousin Rose; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ignès GAUTRAUX, age 40, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Agnès GAUTREAUT, age 41, with husband & no children
Amand-Paul GAUTREAUX 02 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born 24 Jan 1732, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC; brother of Simon; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Antoine-Amand GAUTROT, age 20, serving with younger brother Charles, age 17, as a domestic in the household of Sr. Louis-Amand BUGEAUD?; exiled to MD 1755, age 23; married, age 26, Marie LANDRY, c1758, MD; in report on Acadians at Newton[sic], MD, Jul 1763, called Amant GAUTROT, with wife La Blanche[sic], daughter Marie-Madeleine, & orphan Madeleine LEBLANC; arrived LA 1766, age 34; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 83, right [west] bank, called Amant GAUTHEROT, age 39[sic], with wife Marie age 31, daughters Anne age 4, Margueritte age 9 mos., & orphan [cousin] Magdelaine [LEBLANC] age 14; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Amand GAUTROT, age 38, head of family number 48, with wife Marie age 31, daughters Anne age 5, Margueritte age 1 1/2, cousin Magdalaine LEBLANC age 15, & 6 arpents; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Amand GAUTEROS, age 45, with wife Marie age 38, daughters Anne age 12, Margueritte age 8, Soffie age 4, Théodoze age 1, & Joseph MELENÇON dit Dios Rose age 20, 6 arpents, 0 slaves, 23 cattle, 3 horses, 0 sheep, 7 hogs, 2 arms
Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie GAUTREAUX 03 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 12 Aug 1782, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; sometimes called Aspasie; daughter of Charles GAUTREAUX & Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN; sister of Jean-Baptiste-Simon, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Jean-Marie, Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie, & Pierre-Isidore; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 2; in Valenzuéla, 1788, right bank, called Anastasie, age 4, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anasthasie, age 8, with parents, brothers, & "minor premise" Madelaine LEBLANC; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Anastasia, age 12, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anastasie, age 13, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anastasie, age 15, with parents & brothers; married, age 21, Jean-Marie of St.-Similien, Nantes, France, son of Jean-François HAVARD/NAVARRE of Nantes & Marie BOUDREAUX of Bristol, England, 12 Feb 1804, Assumption, now Plattenville
Anne GAUTREAUX 05 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, StG born c1765, MD; daughter of Amand-Paul GAUTREAUX & Marie LANDRY; arrived LA 1767, age 2; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Anne GAUTHEROT, age 4, with parents & orphan Magdelaine [LEBLANC]; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Anne GAUTROT, age 5, with parents, sister, & cousin Magdelaine LEBLANC; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Anne GAUTEROS, with parents, sisters, & Joseph MELENÇON dit Dios Rose; married, age 21, (1)Pierre, fils, son of Pierre ALLAIN, père & Catherine HÉBERT of Grand-Pré & St.-Gabriel, 27 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, age 27, (2)Charles, son of Pierre-Paul HÉBERT & Marguerite LEBLANC, & widower of Madeleine BREAUX, 14 Jul 1792, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 22 Aug 1826, age 50[sic]
Anne-Angélique GAUTREAUX 04    Dec 1785 SB born & baptized 19 Oct 1765, St.-Servan, France; called Angélique; daughter of Jean-Baptiste GAUTREAUX & Anne LEJEUNE; sister of Marie-Geneviève her twin & Pélagie-Marie; at St.-Servan 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 20, listed as "niece," traveled with family of Ambroise HÉBERT
Charles GAUTREAUX 06 Sep 1785 Asp born c1741, Acadia; son of Charles dit Maringouin GAUTREAUX & Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT; carpenter; married, age 23, Anne-Pélagie, called Pélagie, daughter of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON, 23 Aug 1763, St.-Joseph, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1764; at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, 1765-84; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 44, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Charles GAUTREAUT, age 47, with wife Pélagie age 43, sons Jean-Charles age 22, Jean-Marie age 10, Pierre age 6, daughters Marie[-Madeleine] age 20, Anastasie [Aspasie] age 4, 6 arpents, 50 qts. corn, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Charles GAUTEREAU, age 50, with wife Pélagie age 45, sons Jean-Marie age 13, Pierre age 10, daughter Anasthasie age 8, "minor premise" Madelaine LEBLANC age 18, 0 slaves, 9 arpents next to son-in-law Joseph LEBLANC, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 12 horned cattle, 4 horses, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos GAUTRAUX, age 55, with wife Pélagia age 50, sons Juan Maria age 16, Pedro age 12, & daughter Anastasia age 12; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Charles GAUTREAUT, age 56, with wife Pélagie age 51, sons Jean-Marie age 17, Pierre age 15, & daughter Anastasie age 13, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Charles GAUTREAUT, age 57, with wife Pélagie age 52, sons Jean age 18, Pierre age 16, daughter Anastasie age 15, 8/40 or 50 arpents, 0 slaves
Charles GAUTREAUX 07 Sep 1785 Asp, Asc born & baptized 10 Jan 1766, Trigavou, France; son of François-Hilaire GAUTREAUX & Hélène-Catherine DAIGLE; grandson of Marguerite HÉBERT; at Trigavou 1766-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed orphan with widowed grandmother & others?; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18, traveled with widowed grandmother, an uncle, & an aunt; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Charles, no surname given, "her [Margrithe HÉBERT's] son," age 21, with widowed grandmother mother & unmarried aunt; married, age 23, Marie-Françoise, daughter of Anselme PITRE & his first wife Isabelle DUGAS, 5 Jun 1789, New Orleans; died [buried] Ascension Parish 1 Jun 1836, age 70
Charles GAUTREAUX 08 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 26 Jun 1774, Archigny, France; son of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE; brother of François, Jean-Guillaume, Joseph-Marin, Marie-Anne, & Pierre-Olivier, half-brother of Rose-Sébastienne; in Poitou, France, 1774-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 15[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 15, with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 26, (1)Marie-Madeleine-Louise, called Madeleine, daughter of Simon GAUTREAUX & Marie-Madeleine BREAUX, 20 Apr 1801, St.-Jacques; married, age 65 (2)Marie Madeleine of St. John the Baptiste Parish, daughter of Jean BORNE & Marie Madeleine VICKNAIR, & widow of André KARNE, Plattenville, 14 Oct 1839; died [buried] Assumption Parish 18 Apr 1851, age 77[sic #
Charles GAUTREAUX 09 Dec 1785 Asp born 4 Oct 1736, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Pierre GAUTREAUX & Agnès LEBLANC; exiled to VA 1755, age 19; deported to England 1756, age 20; married, (1)Catherine MICHEL, probably England; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 27, a widower; plowman; married, age 27, (2)Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Jean MELANÇON & Cécile AUCOIN of Grand-Pré, 12 Sep 1763, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-65; at Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765-early 1780s; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 49, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Charles GAUTREAUT, age 50, with no wife so probably a widower, sons Joseph age 19, François[-Marie] age 15, daughter Rosalie age 6, 6 arpents; married, age 53, (3)Luce-Perpétué, daughter of François BOURG & Marie-Madeleine HÉBERT, & widow of Pierre HÉBERT & Félix BOUDREAUX, 30 Nov 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Charles GAUTEREAU, age 54, with wife Luce age 46, son François-Marie age 20, daughter Rosalie age 10, stepdaughters Annette [HÉBERT] age 16, Julienne [HÉBERT] age 10, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 360 qts. corn, 10 horned cattle, 3 horses, 40 swine; died [buried] Assumption 16 Feb 1796, age 54[sic]
Euphrosine GAUTREAUX 10 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born & baptized 8 Mar1724, Grand-Pré; called Froisine; daughter of Jean GAUTREAUX & Anne LEBLANC; married (1)Pierre, son of Pierre GRANGER & Élisabeth GUILBEAU, 23 Jan 1741, Grand-Pré; in report on Acadians at Snowhill, MD, Jul 1763, called Frausine GRANGER, with husband, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; arrived LA Sep 1766, age 42, a widow; married (2)Pierre dit Pierrot à Chaques, son of Abraham dit Chaques LANDRY & Marie-Isabelle BLANCHARD, & widower of Geneviève BROUSSARD, late 1760s, probably Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Froizine GAUTHEROT, age 45, with husband, 1 GRANGER son, 2 LANDRY stepsons, & 1 LANDRY stepdaughter; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Froisine GAUTRO, age 46, with husband, 2 LANDRY stepsons, & 2 LANDRY stepdaughters; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Ufrosine GAUTEROS, age 53, with husband, 2 LANDRY stepsons, 1 widowed LANDRY stepdaughter; died [buried] Ascension 6 Dec 1777, age 53, called Leufroi
François GAUTREAUX 11 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1777, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE; brother of Charles, Jean-Guillaume probably his twin, Joseph-Marin, Marie-Anne, & Pierre-Olivier, half-brother of Rose-Sébastienne; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 8; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 13[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 11[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 26, Marie-Charlotte of Châtellerault, France, daughter of Jean-Baptiste OZELET & Marguerite LANDRY, 3 Feb 1803, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 27 Feb 1823, age 47[sic]
François-Marie GAUTREAUX 12 Dec 1785 Asp born 17 Feb 1771, baptized next day, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & his second wife Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON; brother of Joseph-Benoît & Rosalie-Charlotte; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called François, age 15, with father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called François Marie, age 20, with father, stepmother, 1 full sister, & 2 stepsisters; married, age 21, Félicité-Jeanne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & Laure BOURG, 5 Mar 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisco Maria GAUTRAUX, age 25, with wife Félicitas age 25, daughters Hanrrieta age 2, & Melania age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called François-Marie GAUTREAUT, age 26, with wife Félicité age 26, daughters Henriette age 3, & Melanie age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called François GAUTREAUT, age 27, with wife Félicité age 26, daughters Henriette age 4, Melanie age 3, & Marie age 1, 3/40 arpents, 0 slaves
Jean-Alain GAUTREAUX 13 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 27 Sep 1764, Pleslin, France; son of Alexandre GAUTREAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT; brother of Pierre-Grégoire & Victoire-Andrée; at Pleslin 1764-69; at Trigavou, France, 1769-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 22, Madeleine-Modeste, daughter of Benjamin PITRE & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX, 21 Jan 1786, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean GOTRAUT, age 22, with wife Magdelaine age 23, no children, & 6 arpents
Jean-Baptiste-Simon GAUTREAUX 15 Sep 1785 Asp? born & baptized 19 Jun 1784, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN; brother of Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Jean-Marie, Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie, & Pierre-Isidore; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, an infant; not in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, with the rest of his family, so he probably died young or may not have survived the crossing from France
Jean-Charles GAUTREAUX 17 Nov 1785 Asp born & baptized 8 Nov 1761, Pleslin, France; son of Honoré GAUTREAUX & his second wife Jeanne LEBERT; brother of Pierre-Joseph, half-brother of Agnès & Marin, cousin of Alexis BREAUX; at Pleslin, 1761-72; sailor; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Jean-Charles GAUTREAU, with 2 unnamed orphans; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 22[sic], with family of cousin Alexis BREAUX; received from Spanish upon arrival 1 each axe, shovel, hoe, & knife; married, age 23, Françoise-Hélène, daughter of François BLANCHARD & Hélène-Judith GIROIR, 19 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jean-Charles GAUTREAUT, age 25[sic], with wife Françoise age 20, son Jean age 1, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 5 swine; died by Feb 1793, when his wife remarried at Lafourche
Jean-Charles-Joseph GAUTREAUX 16 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 23 Jun 1765, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; called Charles; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN; brother of Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie, Jean-Baptiste-Simon, Jean-Marie, Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie, & Pierre-Isidore; block maker; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean-Charles, age 22, with parents & siblings; never married?
Jean-Guillaume GAUTREAUX 14 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1777, probably St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE; brother of Charles, François probably his twin, Joseph-Marin, Marie-Anne, & Pierre-Olivier, half-brother of Rose-Sébastienne; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 8, with his widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jean GAUTREAUT, age 13[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean GAUTEREAU, age 11[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan PITRE[sic], age 16[sic], with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean GAUTREAUX, age 17[sic], with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean GAUTREAUT, age 20, listed singly so still a bachelor, with 3/50 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 24, Françoise-Victoire, daughter of Joseph AUCOIN & his second wife Anne HÉBERT, 24 Feb 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Jul 1850, age 74[sic #
Jean-Louis GAUTREAUX 18 Aug 1785 Asp born c1774, France; son of Marin GAUTREAUX & his first wife Gertrude BOURG; brother of Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sister; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 14[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Jean, age 13, with parents & sister; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 21, with father, stepmother, & full & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean-Louis, age 22, with father, stepmother, & full & half siblings; never married?
Jean-Marie GAUTREAUX 19 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 1 May 1777, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN; brother of Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie, Jean-Baptiste-Simon, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie, & Pierre-Isidore; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 10, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 13, with parents, siblings, & "minor premise" Madelaine LEBLANC; Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Maria, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean-Marie, age 17[sic], with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean, age 18[sic], with parents & siblings; never married?; died Lafourche Parish 13 Aug 1836, age 58[sic]
Joseph GAUTREAUX 20 Sep 1785 Asp born c1723, probably Cobeguit; son of François GAUTREAUX & Louise AUCOIN of Cobeguit; married, age 26, (1)Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Pierre HÉBERT & Marguerite BOURG, c1748; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Joseph GAUTROT, age 36; day laborer; at St.-Suliac, France, 1762, age 39; married, age 42, (2)Anne, daughter of Germain PITRE & Marguerite-Josèphe GIROUARD, & widow of Louis BOURG, 26 Nov 1764, St.-Suliac; at St.-Malo 1772, age 49; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Joseph GAUTRAU, with wife, 5 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 63, head of family; died by Jan 1788, when his wife was called a widow in the Valenzuéla census
Joseph-Benoît GAUTREAUX 22 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 12 Oct 1768, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Benoît; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & his second wife Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON; brother of François-Marie & Rosalie-Charlotte; plowman; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 17, listed singly; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Joseph, age 19, with widowed father & siblings; married, age 21, (1)Marie-Françoise, called Françoise, daughter of Guillaume MONTET & Marie-Josèphe VINCENT of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 3 May 1789, New Orleans; married, age 22, (2)Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Germain BERGERON & Marguerite LEBLANC, 7 Nov 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Benoît GAUTEREAU, age 22, with wife Isabelle age 21, no children, 0 slaves, 3 arpents next to his father-in-law, 0 qts. rice, 40 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 0 horses, 15 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Benito GAUTRAUX, age 27, with wife Isabel BERJERON age 24, & son Juan Carlos age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Benoît GAUTREAUT, age 29, with wife Isabel age 25, & son Jean-Charles age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Benoît GAUTREAUT, age 28[sic], with wife Élisabeth age 27, son Jean-Charles age 3, & daughter Marie age 1, 5/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died Assumption Parish 7 Nov 1832, age 65, buried next day
Joseph-Marin GAUTREAUX 21 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 13 Nov 1769, St.-Suliac, France; son of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE; brother of Charles, François, Jean-Guillaume, Marie-Anne, & Pierre-Olivier, half-brother of Rose-Sébastienne; at St.-Suliac 1769-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 15; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 20[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 23, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Charles THÉRIOT & Marie BOUDREAUX, & widow of Firmin-Charles THIBODEAUX, 9 Feb 1793, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef GAUTRAUX, age 26, with wife Maria age 29, [stepsons] Maturino [THIBODEAUX] age 10, Julian [THIBODEAUX] age 5, [son] Josef age 1, [stepdaughter] Marie [THIBODEAUX] age 7, & [daughter] Ana age 2, next to his mother-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 27, with wife Marie age 30, [step]sons Maturin [THIBODEAUX] age 11, Julien [THIBODEAUX] age 6, son Joseph age 3, [step]daughter Marie THIBODEAUX] age 4[sic], & daughter Anne age 2, 0 slaves, next to his mother-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph GAUTREAUT, age 29, with wife Marie age 30, [step]sons Martin [THIBODEAUX] age 11, Julien [THIBODEAUX] age 8, sons Joseph age 3, Charles age 1, & [step]daughter Marie [THIBODEAUX] age 10, 5/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Pierre-Olivier; died Lafourche Interior Parish 29 Jun 1847, age 77
Madeleine GAUTREAUX 49 Nov 1785 Atk born & baptized 23 Mar 1722, Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; daughter of François GAUTREAUX & Marie VINCENT; at Anse-au-Comte-St.-Pierre, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Magdelaine, age 30, with parents & 5 siblings; married, age 31, (1)Pierre, son of Claude BOUDREAUX & Catherine MEUNIER, & widower of Marie DOIRON, 17 Nov 1753, Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to Cherbourg, France, 1758; moved from Cherbourg to St.-Malo, France, 1759; married, age 41, (2)Joseph, fils, son of Joseph AUCOIN & Anne TRAHAN, & widower of Françoise BREAUX, 28 Feb 1764, Pleudihen, France; at Pleudihen 1764-72; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 58[sic]; settled Attakapas; died 22 Feb 1809, "at the residence of wid. Firmin BRAU at La Pointe," St. Martin Parish, buried next day, age 90[sic].
Madeleine-Rosalie GAUTREAUX 24 Nov 1785 Asp born 21 Nov 1765, baptized next day, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; daughter of Alexis GAUTREAUX & Marguerite-Louise HACHÉ; sister of Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Boulogne aboard brigantine Le Hazard, 28 May 1766, an infant; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed orphan with [sister] Marie GAUTREAU; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 18[sic], traveled with sister Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie; never married?
Marguerite GAUTREAUX 25 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1705; daughter of Claude GAUTREAUX & Marie THÉRIOT; married, age 21, Pierre, son of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite BABIN, 25 Jun 1726, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 50; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Marguerite BRAUX, widow, with son Jean BRAUX, daughters Margueritte BRAUX, Josette BRAUX, & Rose BRAUX; arrived LA 1768, age 63; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Margarita BRO, widow, age 32[sic], with daughters Maria Josepha [BREAUX] age 22, Maria Roza [BREAUX] age 20, & 5 arpents; moved to Ascension; never remarried; died Ascension 10 Aug 1773, age 67, buried next day, a widow; one of the author's maternal ancestors~~
Marguerite GAUTREAUX 26 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1726, probably Minas; married (1)_____ LEROY; married (2)Joseph GRANGER; exiled to VA 1755, age 29; deported to England 1756, age 30; married, age 35, (3)Simon LANDRY, c1761, England; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 37; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Margueritte GAUTREAU, with husband & 2 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 59
Marguerite-Adélaïde GAUTREAUX 27 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 20 Jul 1774, St.-Jean L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, France; called Adélaïde; daughter of Pierre GAUTREAUX & Marie-Louise DUPLESSIS; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sister; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 9[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Adélaïde GAUTREAUT, age 13, with parents; married, age 17, François, fils of Paimboeuf, France, son of François FRIOU & his first wife Susanne ROBICHAUX, 7 Feb 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Adélaïdes GAUTRAUX, age 21, with husband Francisco FRIOU age 23, sons Florentin [FRIOU] age 3, & Josef [FRIOU] age 1, next to her parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Adélaïde, no surname given, age 22, with husband François FRILLOUX age 24, sons Florentin [FRILLOUX] age 4, Joseph [FRILLOUX] age 3, & François [FRILLOUX] age 1, 0 slaves, next to her parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Adélaïde, no surname given, age 24, with husband François FRILLOUX age 24, son Joseph [FRILLOUX] age 3, & daughter Constance [FRILLOUX] age 1, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to her parents; died [buried] Assumption Parish 4 Sep 1810, age 35
Marie GAUTREAUX 28 Aug 1785 Asp born c1776, France; daughter of Marin GAUTREAUX & his first wife Gertrude BOURG; sister of Jean-Louis; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 9; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 11, with parents & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 15, with widowed father; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 20, with father, stepmother, & full & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 3[sic, probably meant 23], with father, stepmother, & full & half siblings; married, age 21, François, son of Jean-Baptiste BARRILLEAUX & Marie DAIGLE, 8 May 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Lafourche census, 1798, age 22, with husband & no children; died [buried] Assumption Parish 31 Jan 1849, age 75[sic], a widow
Marie-Anne GAUTREAUX 30 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born 31 Dec 1765, baptized 1 Jan 1766, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE; sister of Charles, François, Jean-Guillaume, Joseph-Marin, & Pierre-Olivier, half-sister of Rose-Sébastienne; at St.-Suliac 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 18, Charles, son of Zacharie BOUDREAUX & his first wife Marguerite PITRE, c1784, probably Nantes; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie GAUTREAUT, age 23, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Marie GAUTEREAUX, age 24, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Mariana GAUTRAUX, age 28, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie GAUTREAUT, age 29[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 30[sic], with husband & 1 son; died Lafourche Interior Parish 18 Jun 1831, age 64[sic]
Marie-Geneviève GAUTREAUX 31 Jul 1785 StG, StJ born & baptized 19 Oct 1765, St.-Servan, France; called Geneviève; daughter of Jean-Baptiste GAUTREAUX & Anne LEJEUNE; sister of Anne-Angélique her twin & Pélagie-Marie; at St.-Servan 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, orphan with family of [uncle] Grégoire LEJEUNE; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 19, traveled with family of uncle Grégoire LEJEUNE; married, age 20, Nicolas, son of Miguel GOLOA & Maria ACHOLON of St.-Charles des Allemands, 26 Mar 1786, St.-Jacques
Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX 32 Feb 1765 Atk born 3 Apr 1764, probably Halifax; daughter of Pierre GAUTREAUX & Louise THIBODEAUX; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 10 mos., with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; baptized 22 Feb 1765, New Orleans; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Marie GOTREAU, age 5, with family of Aman TIBODEAU; married, age 18, Jean-Baptiste, son of Charles DUHON & Marie-Josèphe PRÉJEAN, c1782, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others; succession record dated 8 Aug 1827, Lafayette Parish courthouse; died Lafayette Parish January 1833, age 71[sic], a widow
Marie-Madeleine GAUTREAUX 23 Sep 1785 Asp? born 25 Apr 1719, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; called Madeleine; daughter of Pierre GAUTREAUX & his first wife Marie-Josèphe BUJOLE; brother of Pierre; married, age 22, (1)Pierre, son of Bernard DAIGLE & Angélique RICHARD, 22 Jan 1742, Grand-Pré; exiled to VA 1755, age 36; deported to England 1756, age 37; married, age 39, (2)Charles, son of René LEBLANC & Jeanne LANDRY of St.-Charles-des-Mines, & widower of Anne BOUDREAUX, c1758, Southampton, England; repatriated from Southampton to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 44; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Magdeleine GOTREAU, with husband, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 68[sic]
Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie GAUTREAUX 33 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 21 Dec 1766, baptized next day, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; called Madeleine; daughter of Charles GAUTREAUX & Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN; sister of Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie, Jean-Baptiste-Simon, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Jean-Marie, & Pierre-Isidore; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie, age 20, with parents & siblings; married, age 21, Joseph, son of Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC & his second wife Marguerite CÉLESTIN dit BELLEMÈRE of Grand-Pré, 11 May 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie GAUTEREAU, age 24, with husband & sister-in-law Jeneviève [LEBLANC]; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria GAUTRAUX, age 29, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 30, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 30, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; died Lafourche Interior Parish 13 Mar 1842, age 71[sic], a widow, buried next day; succession inventory record dated 24 May 1842, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie GAUTREAUX 29 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born 20 Feb 1764, baptized next day, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; daughter of Alexis GAUTREAUX & Marguerite-Louise HACHÉ; sister of Madeleine-Rosalie; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Boulogne aboard brigantine Le Hazard, 28 May 1766, age 2; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie GAUTREAU, with 1 unnamed orphan [probably sister Madeleine]; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 21, no husband listed, so probably unmarried, traveled with sister Madeleine-Rosalie; married, age 22, Joseph, son of Pierre MOLAISON & Marie-Josèphe DOUCET, 10 Jun 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie GAUTREAUT, age 24, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie GAUTERAU, age 24[sic], with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria GAUTRAUX, age 31, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, 32, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 33, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; died Lafourche Interior Parish 28 Jun 1835, age 77[sic]
Marin GAUTREAUX 34 Aug 1785 Asp born c1747, probably Cobeguit; son of Honoré GAUTREAUX & his first wife Marguerite ROBICHAUX; brother of Agnès, half-brother of Jean-Charles & Pierre-Joseph; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Marin GAUTROT, age 12[sic]; at Pleslin, France, 1759-68; carpenter; married, age 21, (1)Gertrude, daughter of Jean BOURG & Françoise BENOIT, 5 May 1768, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Suliac 1768-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Marin GAUTREAU, with wife, 1 unnamed son, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 38, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, 2 each of axe, hatchet, & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marin GAUTREAUT, age 42, with wife Gertrude age 42, son Jean age 13, daughter Marie age 11, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marin GAUTEREAU, age 45, with no wife so probably a widower, daughter Marie age 15, 0 slaves, 8 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 7 horned cattle, 1 horse, 40 swine; married, age 44, (2)Marguerite-Ange, daughter of Joseph-Ange DUBOIS & Anne MICHEL, & widow of Jean DAIGLE & Charles GRANGER, 30 Jan 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Marino GAUTRAUX, age 50[sic], with wife Margarita age 40, [step]son Juan[-Louis DAIGLE] age 21, son Carlos age 7, daughters Maria Lucas age 9, Maria age 20, & Reyna age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marin GAUTREAU, age 51, with wife Margueritte age 41, sons Jean-Louis age 22, Lucas [Marin-Louis?] age 10[sic], Charles age 8, daughters Marie age 3[sic, probably meant 23], & Reiné age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marin GAUTREAUT, age 53[sic], with wife Margueritte age 42, sons Charles age 9, Marin age 2, daughters Marie-Luce age 11, & Reinné age 3, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 8 May 1808, age 65[sic]
*Martina/Martine GAUTREAUX 35 Sep 1785 Asp? sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi; born 3 Aug 1785, aboard ship; daughter of Pierre-Grégoire GAUTREAUX & Madeleine MICHEL; baptized 18 Oct 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; not in the Valenzuéla census of 1788 with her parents, so she probably died young
Pélagie-Marie GAUTREAUX 36 Jul 1785 StG, Op born & baptized 12 Apr 1770, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste GAUTREAUX & Anne LEJEUNE; sister of Anne-Angélique & Marie-Geneviève; at St.-Servan 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 15, with family of uncle Eustache LEJEUNE; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 19, Pierre, son of Honoré TRAHAN & Marie CORPORON, & widower of Anne BRASSEAUX, 30 May 1789, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1796, Fauquetaic District, unnamed, with 5 other unnamed whites; one of the author's maternal ancestors~~
Pierre GAUTREAUX 37 Feb 1765 NO married Louise THIBODEAUX; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died New Orleans before 22 Feb 1765, soon after reaching LA; perhaps the first Acadian to die there
Pierre GAUTREAUX 38 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 3 Jun 1730, Grand-Pré; son of Pierre GAUTREAUX & his first wife Marie-Josèphe BUJOLE; brother of Marie-Madeleine; plowman; married, age 28, Marie-Louise, daughter of Surgeon Claude-Antoine DUPLESSIS & Catherine LEJEUNE of Grand-Pré, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Pierre GAUTROT, age 27; at Chateauneuf, France, 1759-62; at St.-Servan, France, 1762-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Pierre GAUTREAU, with wife & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 53[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, & 2 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 58, with wife Marie age 45, daughter Adélaïde age 13, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 2 horses, 5 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro GAUTRAUX, age 65, with wife Maria age 53, & no children, next to son-in-law Francisco FRIOU; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 66, with wife Marie age 54, & no children, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Francois FRILLOUX; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 67, with wife Marie age 63, & no children, no arpents listed, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law François FRILLOUX; died [buried] Assumption 31 Mar 1804, age 75[sic]
Pierre-Grégoire GAUTREAUX 40 Sep 1785 Asp born 9 Mar 1760, Trigavou, France; son of Alexandre GAUTREAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT; brother of Jean-Alain & Victoire-Andrée; at Trigavou 1760-63; at Pleslin, France, 1763-69; at Trigavou 1769-72; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & others?; married, age 24, (1)Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of perhaps Pierre MICHEL & Marguerite PITRE, late 1784 or early 1785, probably Nantes; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 25, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 28, with wife Magdeleinne age 24, son Jean-Baptiste age 1, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Pierre-Grégoire GAUTEREAU, age 36[sic], with wife Madelaine age 26, sons Jean-Baptiste age 4, Étienne age 3, Pierre-Simon age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 60 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 2 horses, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro GAUTRAUX, age 36, with wife Maria[sic] age 32, sons Juan age 9, Estevan age 8, Pedro age 5, Simon Maria age 3, & daughter Rosalia age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 37, with no wife, sons Jean age 10, Étienne age 9, Pierre age 6, Simon age 2, & daughter Rosalie age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 38, with no wife, sons Jean-Baptiste age 11, Étienne age 9, Pierre age 7, daughters Marie age 5, & Rose age 2, 3/25 arpents, 0 slaves; succession inventory filed 26 Apr 1805, Lafourche; married, age 45, (2)Sophie Marie of St.-Malo, France, daughter of Joseph HÉBERT & his second wife Marie BENOIT, & widow of Mathurin COMEAUX, 6 May 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville
Pierre-Isidore GAUTREAUX 41 Sep 1785 Asp, Asc, Lf born 3 Sep 1780, baptized next day, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN; brother of Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie, Jean-Baptiste-Simon, Jean-Charles-Joseph, Jean-Marie, & Marie-Madeleine-Pélagie; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 6, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 10, with parents, siblings, & "minor premise" Madelaine LEBLANC; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro, age 14, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre, age 15, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre, age 16, with parents & siblings; married, age 28, Marie Rosalie, daughter of René SEVILLE/SILVY & Anne TASSIN, 6 Feb 1809, Donaldson, now Donaldsonville; petition for family assembly dated 25 Apr 1835, Terrebonne Parish courthouse
Pierre-Joseph GAUTREAUX 39 Aug 1785 Asp born 2 Mar 1763, baptized 3 Mar 1763, Pleslin, France; son of Honoré GAUTREAUX & his second wife Jeanne LEBERT; brother of Jean-Charles, half-brother of Agnès & Marin; at Pleslin 1763-72; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 22, traveled with sister Agnès; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, & 2 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 24, listed singly, with 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 1 horse, 3 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Pierre GAUTEREAU, age 29, with no one else in his household, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 2 horses, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro GAUTRAUX, age 30, listed singly; married, age 33, Geneviève-Charlotte-Marguerite of Pleudihen, France, daughter of Amand GIROIR & Marie-Marguerite DAIGLE, 30 Mar 1796, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 31[sic], with wife Geneviève age 27, & daughter Geneviève age 1, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 34, with wife Geneviève age 28, son Louis age 1, "her [step]father" Louis CLOQSINET age 67, "her mother" Margueritte [DAIGLE] age 52, 6/60 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 15 Aug 1816, age 54
Pierre-Olivier GAUTREAUX 42 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 7 Dec 1771, St.-Suliac, France; son of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE; brother of Charles, François, Jean-Gullaume, Joseph-Marin, & Marie-Anne, half-brother of Rose-Sébastienne; at Suliac 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 13; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 17, with widowed mother & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 15[sic], with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 22, Julie-Céleste, daughter of Pierre ARCEMENT & Marie HÉBERT, 11 Jun 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro GAUTRAUX, age 24, with wife Julia age 22, & no children, near brother Josef; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre GAUTREAUT, age 25, with wife Julie age 23, & no children, 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre-Olivier GAUTREAUT, age 26, with wife Celeste age 24, son Pierre age 1, 4/50 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Joseph
Rosalie-Charlotte GAUTREAUX 43 Dec 1785 Asp born & baptized 14 Apr 1781, Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; daughter of Charles GAUTREAUX & his second wife Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON; sister of François-Marie & Joseph-Benoît; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 5; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 6, with father & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 10, with father, stepmother, brother, & 2 stepsisters; married, age 19, Pierre-Paul, son of Michel AUCOIN & Élisabeth/Isabelle HÉBERT, 14 Oct 1799, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 9 Feb 1844, age 65[sic], a widow
Rose-Marie GAUTREAUX 45 Sep 1785 StJ, Asp born 5 Dec 1762, baptized 6 Dec 1762, Plouër, France; called Marie; daughter of François GAUTREAUX & Anne NAQUIN; stepdaughter of Charles DUGAS; at Plouër 1762-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-66; at St.-Melior-des-Onde, France, 1766-72; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 20[sic], traveled with mother & stepfather; married, age 23, Mathurin, son of Jean DAUNIS & Françoise CANTRELLE of St.-Brieu, France, 24 Jan 1786, St.-Jacques; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Rose, no surname given, age 24[sic], with widowed mother, husband, & orphan Anne HÉBERT[sic, actually LEBERT]; died by Jan 1791, when her husband was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a wife
Rose-Osite GAUTREAUX 46 176? StJ born c1735; called Osite; married (1)Olivier FORET; arrived LA, a widow; married, age 32, (2)Michel, son of probably Pierre BOURGEOIS & Marie CORMIER of Chignecto, & widower of Marie LE____, 20 May 1767, New Orleans; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Ozitte LANDRY[sic], age 26[sic], with husband & no children; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Ozitte, age 42, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 6 unnamed others; died [buried] Convent, St. James Parish, 31 Aug 1824, age 93[sic]
Rose-Sébastienne GAUTREAUX 44 Sep 1785 Asp? born & baptized 28 Dec 1763, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his first wife Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT; half-sister of Charles, François, Jean-Guillaume, Joseph, fils, Marie-Anne, & Pierre-Olivier; at St.-Suliac 1763-72; at St.-Malo, France, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & half-siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 22; may have died aboard ship or soon after reaching New Orleans
Simon GAUTREAUX 47 1765 StJ born 12 Mar 1736, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; son of Charles GAUTREAUX & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC; brother of Amand-Paul; at Fort Edward, formerly Pigiguit, 9 Aug, 11 Oct 1762, called Simon GAUTREAU/GAUTREAT; married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Ambroise BREAUX & Marie-Madeleine MICHEL of Chepoudy, perhaps Fort Edward, early 1760s; arrived LA 1765, age 29; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Simon GOTBRAUD, age 28[sic], with wife Magdelaine age 23, son Louis age 2 mos., 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 9 cattle, 0 sheep, 3 hogs, 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 25, right [west] bank, called Simon GAUTHOROT, age 23[sic, probably meant 33], with wife Magdelaine age 27, sons [Jean-]Louis age 3, & Jean-Baptiste age 18 mos.; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 41, with wife Marguerite age 35, sons [Jean-]Louis age 11, Jean-Baptiste age 9, Charles age 7, Simon age 5, & daughter Marie-Magdelaine age 3; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Simon GAUTHEROT, with 8 unnamed whites, 3 slaves, 20 qts. rice, 50 qts. corn; died [buried] St. James Parish 12 Nov 1814, age 80[sic]
Victoire-Andrée GAUTREAUX 48 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 1 Dec 1768, Pleslin, France; daughter of Alexandre GAUTREAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT; sister of Jean-Alain & Pierre-Grégoire; at Pleslin 1768-69; at Trigavou, France, 1769-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brothers; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 16; traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Victoria, age 19, with widowed mother & brother; married, age 19, Étienne, son of Antoine BOUDREAUX & Brigitte APART, 10 Jan 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Victore GAUTERAU, age 21, with husband, 2 sons, & her widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Victoria GAUTRAUX, age 28[sic], with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Victoirre GAUTREAUT, age 29, with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 28, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; died Lafourche Interior Parish 15 Jan 1850, age 81, a widow  #

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls her Agnès GOTREAU sa soeur [of Pierre GOTREAU], & lists her with a brother; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 191, reveals the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo, 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for her brother's profile below; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 345, Family No. 418, calls her Agnès GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, says she was born c1753, & that her family resided at Pleslin, France, from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Agnès, sa [Pierre GOTREAU's] soeur, age 26, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Agnès GAUTROT, his [Pierre GAUTROT's] sister, age 26, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 32nd Family aboard La Bergère with a brother; BRDR, 2:315, 364 (ASC-2, 2), her marriage record, calls her Anne[sic] GAUTREAU, "an Acadian," calls her husband Joseph-Nicolas HÉBERT, "an Acadian," does not give any parents' names, & says the witness to her marriage was Marin GAUTREAU [her brother].  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 42, 60, 94, 144, 174.  

So was her name Agnès-Anne, or did the priest at Ascension who recorded her marriage get bad information or just make a mistake? 

Her estimated birth year is taken not from the ships passenger lists of 1758-59 & 1785 but from an average of the ages given in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788, 1791, 1795, 1797, & 1798.  

02.  Wall of Names, 17, calls him Amand GAUTEROT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1173, 2490-91, calls him Amand GAUTREAUX, says he was born in 1732, gives his parents' names, says they were from Grand-Pré, gives his wife's name, says she was born in 1738 but does not give her parents' names, says they married in c1758 but does not give a place of marriage, says they occupied lot number 83 on the west side of the river at St.-Jacques in 1769, that orphan Madeleine GAUDET, born in 1755, lived with them them, & lists his children as Anne, born 1765, Marguerite in 1768, Marie-Sophie in 1773, Théodore[sic] in 1775, Jérôme in 1778; & Théotiste in c1780, but gives no birthplaces, & says nothing of Marie-Madeleine, who was with him in MD in 1763; BRDR, 1a(rev.):73 (SGA-2, 115), his baptismal record, calls him Amans-Paul GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Charles GOURDON & Françoise LEBLANC.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 150; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 5, 14.  

His age, if not his name, fits the Antoine-Amand GAUTROT on Île St.-Jean in 1752.  See De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:88.  If he was that young fellow on the island, he would have returned to Minas before the fall of 1755 since no Acadians were deported from Île St.-Jean to MD. 

Why is his wife called "La Blanche" in the British report in MD?  That is a strange dite for Marie.  See Jehn, 150.  The Newton, MD, where they were counted in Jul 1763 was the Newtown on the upper Eastern Shore, near Chestertown, in present-day Kent County, not the Newtown in today's Charles County near Port Tobacco.  See Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 15-16.  What happened to daughter Marie-Madeleine, who was counted with them but who did not come to LA?  How old was she in Jul 1763?  Did she die young?  See Jehn, 150. 

The marriage record of daughter Marguerite, dated 28 Dec 1787, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:347 (SM Ch.: v.4, #10), says that her parents were "of Canada."  Evidently the St. Martinville priest, Spaniard Fr. Joseph Antonio Dias MASEDA, considered Acadians to be Canadians, too.  Au contraire!    

The marriage record of daughter Sophie, dated 10 Feb 1795, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:347 (SM Ch.: v.4, #111), says her parents were "of Assumption Parish in Lafourche, des Chettimachas," so Amand et al. may have been living on upper Bayou Lafourche in what the Spanish called the Valenzuéla District when they were counted on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension, which was Lafourche des Chitimachas, in 1777.  Or they may have moved down bayou later.  The Acadians called the Valenzuéla area Assumption after the church that was built there in 1793. 

03.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Aspasie [GAUTRAU], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 150, her birth/baptismal record, recorded at Morlaix: St.-Martin-des-Champs, calls her Anastasie-Marguerite-Marie GAUTREAU, & gives her parents' but not her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Aspasie, sa [Charles GAUTRAU's] fille, age 2, on the embarkation list, & Aspasie GAUTROT, his [Charles GAUTROT's] daughter, age 2, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:353, 660 (ASM-2, 91), her marriage record, calls her Anastasia GAUTRAUX "of St.-Martin, Morlaix, France," calls her husband Juan Maria NAVARRE "of St.-Similien, Nantes, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Ambrosio HÉBERT & Joson HÉBERT.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31, 54, 82, 117, 119, 163.

Her husband's father's surname is spelled AVARE on the Sep 1784 Spanish census of Acadians in France.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501.  On the passenger list of L'Amitié, the ship from France in 1785 on which he stowed away, it is spelled AVARAT.  Jean-Marie & his Acadian mother sailed on the earlier ship, Le St.-Rémi, but they do not appear in Wall of Names, which, on p. 42, spells Jean-Marie's father's surname AVARET.  See Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 193, note 117, for mention of María BOUDREAU, wife of the absent Francisco AVARAT & her infant son, Juan María AVARAT.  Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 83, Family No. 157, calls Jean-Marie's father Jean-François HAVARD, says Jean-François was born & baptized on 14 Dec 1760 at St.-Donatien, Nantes, so he was a Frenchman, not an Acadian, that he married Marie, daughter of Jean-Charles BOUDROT & Agnès TRAHAN, on 26 Aug 1783 at St.-Similien, Nantes, that Jean-Marie HAVARD was born on 2 Feb 1785 on the rué du Martray, & baptized the next day at St.-Similien, Nantes, & includes the notation:  "In Louisiana, the name became NAVARRE, as it remains today."  So her husband's family--NAVARRE--were French Creoles in LA.  These French Creoles should not be confused with the Spanish Creoles who also spell their surname NAVARRE.  

04.  Wall of Names, 47, calls her Angélique GOTREAU niece [of Ambroise HÉBERT]; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 130, calls her Anne-Angélique [GAUTROT], gives her parents' names, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s.

According to Robichaux, cited above, her mother, born in c1742 or c1745, no birthplace given, daughter of Jean LEJEUNE & Françoise GUÉDRY, married her father, a seaman, born in c1741, son of Claude GAUTROT & Geneviève HÉBERT, 11 Sep 1764, at St.-Servan, France, which is a suburb of St.-Malo.  Anne LEJEUNE died at age 40 & was buried 20 Nov 1782 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, a suburb of Nantes.  Robichaux gives no death date for Jean-Baptiste GAUTROT, who did not go to LA.  Ambroise HÉBERT's wife was Félicité LEJEUNE.  So it all adds up.  This is her.  

See the footnote for her sister Pélagie's profile for more discussion on their parents. 

What happened to her in LA? 

05.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Anne GAUTEROT; BRDR, 2:1a, 2, 315 (ASC-1, 169), the record of her first marriage, including a correction, calls her Ana GOTREAU, "an Acadian," calls her husband Pedro ACHERON (sic, possibly ALLAIN intended)," "an Acadian," does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre ALLAIN [probably his father] & Pierre LANDRY; BRDR, 2:315, 356 (SGA-14, 19, #63), the record of her second marriage, calls her Anna GAUTREAUX, calls her husband Carlos HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro LANDRY & Bélonie HÉBERT; BRDR, 4:228 (SGA-8, 128), her death/burial record, calls her M.[Madame?] GAUTREAUX, "age 50 yrs., wife of Charles HÉBERT," but does not give her parents' names.  

There was no Acadian family named ACHERON, but the record states clearly that the groom was "an Acadian."  Note that one of the witnesses was Pierre ALLAIN; this probably was the groom's father.  I have a sneaky suspicion that the priest at Ascension was ... strange.  The best clue of her marriage to Pierre ALLAIN, fils, other than the correction in BRDR, 2:1a, is the birth/baptismal record of Marguerite-Colette ALLAIN, dated 19 Jul 1789, in BRDR, 2:11 (SGA-11, 38, #138), which calls the girl's parents Pedro [ALLAIN] & Genevova Anna GAUTREAU.  The child's godmother is Margarita GAUTREAU, who had an older sister named Anne.  The parents of Marguerite & Anne were ... Amand GAUTREAUX & Marie LANDRY.  So, voila, this is her.  So was her full name Anne-Geneviève?

Interestingly, Anne's younger sister Marguerite also married a Charles HÉBERT, this one son of François HÉBERT & Marie-Marguerite LEBLANC, also from MD & only a year younger than Anne's Charles HÉBERT.  Small world.  

06.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Charles GAUTRAU, & lists him with his wife & 6 children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 150, 420, his marriage record, recorded at St.-Joseph, Boulogne-sur-Mer, calls him Charles GOTREAU, "23 1/2 yrs. old Acadien," calls his wife Anne-Pélagie TRAHAN, "18 yrs. old Acadienne," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Charles GAUTRAU, charpentier, age 44, on the embarkation list, & Charles GAUTROT, carpenter, age 44, on the complete listing, says he was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 6 children, says son Jean-Baptiste-Simon was born on 19 Jun 1784, son Jean-Charles-Joseph on 23 Jun 1765, & son Jean-Louis-Laurent on 10 Aug 1771 but gives no birthplaces.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 117, 119; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513.   

He & his wife had at least 10 children in France--the 6 they took to LA in 1785, & 4 who remained in France.  Oldest daughter Marie-Josèphe-Pélagie, born at Boulogne-sur-Mer in Jul 1764, died 8 days after her birth.  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 152.  But what happened to 3 sons born at Morlaix--Louis-Marie in Jan 1769, Jean-Louis-Laurent in Aug 1771, & Nicolas in September 1775?  See Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 151, 152, & Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, cited above.  The boys would have been only ages 16, 14, & 10, respectively, when the family sailed to LA in 1785.  Did they die in France?  Where?  When?  Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France do not say. 

Why were none of his children counted with him & his wife at Morlaix in Sep 1784?  Is this a misprint?  See Voorhies, J., cited above.

What is a "minor premise"?  

Why are he & his family listed twice in the Lafourche valley census of 1798?  In the first listing, Pélagie is called his daughter, & he has 8/50 arpents.  In the second listing she is properly called his wife, & he has 8/40 arpents.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, cited above.

07.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Charles [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his widowed mother[sic] & 2 siblings[sic]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 344, Family No. 417, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Alexandre GAUTROT [his grandfather?]) & Marie-Josèphe GAUTROT, & says his family resided at Trigavou from 1764-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Charles, son [Marguerite HÉBERT, veuve GAUTRAU's] fils[sic], age 18, on the embarkation list, & Charles GAUTROT, his[sic, Marguerite HÉBERT, widow GAUTROT's] son[sic], age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 10th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his widowed mother[sic] & 2 siblings[sic]; NOAR, 4:145, 250 (SLC, M5, 64), his marriage record, calls him (*__ Carlos?) GODRO, "native of St. (*) in France," calls his wife Maria-Francisca PITRE, gives his & her parents' names but not his mother's surname, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Antonio XIMENEZ & Vicente LLORCA; BRDR, 5(rev.):255 (ASC-4, 275), his death/burial record, calls him Charles GAUTREAUX, age 70 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 29.

As his baptismal record shows, & despite what the Valenzuéla census of 1788 says, he was the grandson, not the son, of Marguerite HÉBERT, widow of Alexandre GAUTREAUX.  Why did his parents & siblings not go to LA?  Did they all die in France or just choose to remain there while their teenage son chose to go to LA with his grandmother, aunt, & uncle?  

He & his wife evidently had no children.  

08.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Charles [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Chatellerault, 43, Family No. 85, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles GAUTROT, says his godparents were Charles GIROIRE & Sebastienne GAUTROT, & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Charles, son [Joseph GAUTRAU's] fils, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Charles GAUTROT, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] son, age 10, on the complete listing, says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings, & that he was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:315, 318 (SJA-2, 54), the record of his first marriage, calls him Carlos GOTHRAUX, calls his wife Magdalena GOTHRAUX, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Poitiers, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph GOTHRAUX & Juan GOTHRAUX [his brothers]; BRDR, 5(rev.):83, 255 (ASM-7, 329), the record of his second marriage, calls him Charles GAUTREAUX, "widower of Magdeleine GAUTREAUX, of Archini, Poitou, France," calls his wife Marie Magdelaine BORNE, "widow André KARNE, of St. John the Baptist parish," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ursin LANDRY, M. MELANÇON, & Leufroi LEBLANC; BRDR, 7:210 (ASM-10, 113), his death/burial record, calls him Charles GOTHREAUX, "age 77 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 176.  

Where was he in 1795 & 1797, when he would have been 21 & 23?  He was not with his widowed mother & younger brother Jean.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 60, 92.  Was he an engagé on a neighbor's farm until he married?  Since he married at St.-Jacques, he may have remained at Ascension while his widowed mother & brothers moved down bayou to Valenzuéla.  

His first wife's family came to LA in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, & she was born in LA in 1774, the same year he was born in faraway Poitou, France.  See her baptismal record, dated 1 Jan 1775, in BRDR, 2:320 (SJA-1, 26), which calls her Marie-Magdelaine-Louise.  According to family historian Dave Dalton, they were third cousins.  

His burial record does not say if he died a widower.  He was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

09.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him Charles GOTREAU; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 341, Family No. 412; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 561, calls him Charles GAUTROT, gives his birthdate & place, says he was age 29 in 1765 at Belle-Île-en-Mer, calls his wife Madeleine MELANSON, says she was born in c1736 "at Mines," "daughter of the widr. Jean MELANSON," that she also was age 29 in 1765, says son Jean-Charles was born on 21 Jul 1764 "at St.-Servan in St.-Malo, France," that he was age 2 in 1765 & died in 1804 "in Belle-Île," that "The family entered France at Morlaix and St.-Malo at St.-Servan," that "five other children were born in Belle-Île," that part of this family embarked for Louisiana in 1785 on the Caroline, but certain children remained in Belle-Île," & that they were Family No. 71 at Le Cosquet, Locmaria" in 1765; BRDR, 2:124, 315 (ASC-2, 27), the record of his third marriage, calls him Carlos GAUTRO, "widower of Maria Magdelena MELANÇON," calls his wife Lucia BOURQUE, "widow of Pedro HÉBERT," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ambroise HÉBERT & Pierre LANDRY; BRDR, 2:315 (ASM-3, 8), his death/burial record, calls him Carlos GAUTREAUX, "age 54 years, widower of Lucia BOURQUE," but does not give his parents' names.

Why did oldest son Jean-Charles remain in France in 1785?  He would have been 21 years old that year.  As Fr. Hébert points out, Jean-Charles died on Belle-Île-en-Mer in c1804, at age 40.  The possible answers to our question are legion:  He had fallen in love with a local island girl, &, not being married, he could not take her with him to LA unless she stowed away.  He had married a local island girl, who refused to emigrate to the faraway colony.  He was a sailor, & so he was not in France when his family left for LA.  He had become estranged from his parents & preferred to stay in France rather than go with them to LA.  Your guess is as good as mine. 

10.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Euphrosine GAUTEROT veuve Pierre GRANGER; BRDR, 1a(rev.):74 (SGA-2, 49), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Eufroise GAUTREAU, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were René BLANCHARD & Marie LEBLANC; BRDR, 1a(rev.):74, 88 (SGA-3, 7a), the record of her first marriage, calls her Euphrasine GOTEROT, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, that they had to secure dispensation for 3rd & 4th degrees of consanguinity in order to marry, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph GRANGÉ, Charles GRANGÉ, Jacques LEBLANC, Pierre DOUCET, René BLANCHAR, Charles GAUTREAUT, & Jean GAUTROT, who all signed.

11.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him François [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Francois, son [Joseph GAUTRAU's] fils, age 8, on the embarkation list, & Francois GAUTROT, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] son, age 8, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:316, 573 (ASM-2, 78), his marriage record, calls him Francisco GAUTRAUX " of St.-Nicolas in Nantes, France," calls his wife Maria OSSELLET "of Châtelrau, St. Juan Evangeline Parish in Poitou, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro GAUTRAUX [his brother] & Juan PITRE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:234 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.6), his death/burial record, calls him François GAUTREAUX, says he died "at age 47 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 176. 

Was he brother Jean-Guillaume's twin?  The passenger list of Le St.-Rémi & the Ascension censuses of 1788 & 1791, cited above, give them the same age, so they probably were.  Where was he in 1795 & 1797, when he would have been 18 & 20?  He was not with his widowed mother & brother Jean.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 60, 92.  Was he an engagé on a neighbor's farm until he married?  

He & his wife seem to have had no children, at none who appear in area church records.

12.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him François-Marie GOTREAU; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 150, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, calls him François-Marie GAUTREAU, gives his parents' names, they were affeagiste, & says his godparents were Simon LEBLANC & Françoise CONAMDA; BRDR, 2:316, 359 (ASC-2, 45), his marriage record, calls him Francisco GOTRO, calls his wife Félicité HÉBERT, gives his & her parents' parents, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Simon MAZROLLE [her stepfather] & Jean ÉBERT [her brother].

13.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his widowed mother & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 338-40, Family No. 409, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Alain GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean-Pierre BOURG & Hélène-Catherine DAIGLE, & that his family resided at Pleslin from 1763-69 & at Trigavou from 1769-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Jean, son [Marguerite HÉBERT, veuve GAUTRAU's] fils, marin, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Jean GAUTROT, his[sic, Marguerite HÉBERT, widow GAUTROT's] son, sailor, age 21, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 10th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his mother & 2 sisters; NOAR, 4:145, 250 (SLC, M5, 45), his marriage record, calls him Juan GODREAU, "native of St.-Malo in France," calls his wife Magdalena PITRE, "native of St.-Malo," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495.

Pleslin is a suburb of St.-Malo, so he & his wife were born in the same place, she in Jul 1763.  There was a good chance, then, that they had known one another since childhood.    

14.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Jean, son [Joseph GAUTRAU's] fils, age 8, on the embarkation list, & Jean GAUTROT, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] son, age 8, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:35, 317 (ASM-2, 51), his marriage record, calls him Juan GAUTRAUX, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre HÉBERT & Ambroise HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:163 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #666), his death/burial record, calls him Jean G. GAUTREAUX m. Françoise AUCOIN, says he died "at age 74 yr.," but does not give his parents' names.  See also Voorhies, Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 60, 92, 135, 176. 

His estimated birth year is based on the earliest record in which he is found that gives his age, the passenger list of St.-Rémi.  On the passenger list & in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791, he is given the same age as brother François, so they may have been twins.  I have not found François's baptismal record either, but the similarity in the 3 records is compelling. 

His wife's burial record, dated 8 Mar 1858, in Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:15 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #546), calls him Jean Guillaume.  Note that his own burial record, cited above, calls him Jean G.  I have not found his birth/baptismal record, so I will follow these burial records & call him Jean Guillaume, though all the other records in which he is found call him simply Jean/Juan. 

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

15.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean-Baptiste [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 151, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls him Jean-Baptiste-Simon GAUTREAU, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Jean-Bte, son [Charles GAUTRAU]'s fils, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste GAUTROT, son [of Charles GAUTROT], nursling, on the complete listing, says he was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings, & that he was born 19 Jun 1784 but gives no birthplace.

What happened to him?  Did he even survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive.  

16.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Charles [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 151, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls him Jean-Charles-Joseph GAUTREAU, gives his parents' names, & calls his godparents Alexis TRAHAN & Marguerite LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Charles, son [Charles GAUTRAU's] fils, pulier, age 19, on the embarkation list, & Charles GAUTROT, son [of Charles GAUTROT], blockmaker, age 19, on the complete listing, says he was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings, &, calling him Jean-Charles-Joseph [GAUTROT], says he was born 23 Jun 1765 but gives no birthplace.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 31.

Did he ever marry?

17.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls him Jean GOTREAU cousin [of Alexis BROD], & lists him with his cousin & his cousin's family; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 345, Family No. 418, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Charles GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Charles HÉBERT & Francoise BOURG, & that his family resided at Pleslin from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 72-73, calls him Jean GOTREAU, cousin au dit [Alexis BROD], marin, age 22, on the embarkation list, Juan GAUTREAU, on the debarkation list, & Jean GAUTROT, his [Alexis BRAUD's] cousin, sailor, age 22, on the complete listing, says he was in the 29th Family aboard L'Amitié with his cousin & his cousin's family, & lists the implements the Spanish gave him after he reached LA;  BRDR, 2:94, 317 (ASC-1, 166), his marriage record, calls him Juan Carlos GOTRO, calls his wife Francisca BLANCHARD, does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Eudox GIROIRE, Marie BLANCHARD, & Marie Rose GUROIR.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 41.  

18.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean [POTREAU], & lists him with his parents & a sister; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him Jean POTREAU, son [Marin POTREAU's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean GAUTROT, his [Marin GAUTROT's] son, age 14, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 23rd Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & a sister.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 27, 88.  

His middle name is from the Valenzuéla census of 1797.  Did he ever marry? 

19.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean-Marie [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 151, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls him Jean-Marie GAUTREAU, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Jean-Marie, son [Charles GAUTRAU's] fils, age 7, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Marie GAUTROT, his [Charles GAUTROT's] son, age 7, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:235 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #743), his death/burial record, calls him Jean-Marie GAUTREAUX, gives his parents' names, & says he died "at age 58 yrs." but says nothing about a wife.  

Did he ever marry?

20.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Joseph GAUTRAU, & lists him with his second wife & 6 children; White, DGFA-1, 699, calls him Joseph GAUTROT, says he was born c1723 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, lists his residences in France, details his marriages, gives both his wives' parents' names & his second wife's first husband's name, & says he & his second wife received "disp 3-4 cons" when they married; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 102, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 he & his first wife, called Marie HÉBERT, age 28, survived along with her brother Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, age 12, but all 5 of their own children--daughter Marie-Francoise, age 15 days, who died 25 Feb 1759 probably in the hospital at St.-Malo, & daughters Hélène, age 9, Marguerite, age 7, & Marie-Josèphe, age 2, & son Joseph, age 4, who died at sea--did not survive the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 43, Family No. 85, calls him Joseph GAUTROT, says he was born c1723 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, details his marriages, says he married his first wife, Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, c1748 but gives no place of marriage, says she was born c1734 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, & says she died age about 30 & was buried 12 Feb 1764, St.-Suliac, gives his second wife's father's name but not her mother's name, gives her first husband's name, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Charles by his second wife, baptized 26 Jun 1774, Archigny, Vienne, godson of Charles GIROIRE & Sébastienne GAUTROT, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, saying that his family consisted of him, his wife, & 7 persons on the convoy to Nantes; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Joseph GAUTRAU, journalier, age 63, on the embarkation list, & Joseph GAUTROT, day laborer, age 63, on the complete listing, says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his second wife & 6 children, details his second marriage, including his first wife's name & his wife's father's name, & says son Charles was born in 1774 & daughter Rose in 1763 but gives no birthplaces.  

He & his first wife & their children probably were among the Acadians who fled Cobeguit to Île St.-Jean in the fall of 1755 to escape the British roundup in Nova Scotia.  After the fall of the French fortress at Louisbourg in Jul 1758, Le Grand Dérangement caught up to them with a vengeance when the British deported them to France.  Note how many children he & his first wife lost on the terrible crossing to St.-Malo.  

The family just above his on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi was that of his older brother Alexandre's widow, Marguerite HÉBERT.  

If he died in the late 1780s, as indicated by the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788, 1791, 1795, & 1797 that show his second wife as a widow, who was the Joseph GAUTREAUX, age 85, whose death/burial record is in BRDR, 3:355 (SGA-8, 80), dated 4 Jul 1816?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 60, 92, 176, for the census records.  

21.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Joseph [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Joseph, son [Joseph GAUTRAU's] fils, age 15, on the embarkation list, & Joseph GAUTROT, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] son, age 15, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:317, 690-91 (ASC-2, 54), his marriage record, calls him Joseph GOTRO, calls his wife Maria THERIOT, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Carlos BOUDRO & Joseph THÉRIO; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:164 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #379), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph GAUTREAUX, Sr. m. Madeline TERIOT, says he died "at age 77 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names.  See also Voorhies, Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 55, 83, 116.

Although his marriage record, cited above, does not call his wife a widow at the time of their marriage, other records show that she was married before.  Note the ages of the children listed with him & his wife at Valenzuéla in 1795; most of them could not have been from the 1793 marriage.  The census taker in 1795 did not bother to record the relationship of the children to Joseph GAUTREAUX; however, the census taker at Valenzuéla in 1797 & 1798 does call them his sons & daughters, but the older ones obviously were his stepchildren.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 55, 83, 116.

22.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph-Benoît GOUDREAU, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 151, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, calls him Joseph-Benoist GAUTREAU, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Joseph THIBODO & Marguerite MELANÇON; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls him Joseph-Benoît GOUDREAU, laboureur, age 17, on the embarkation list, "apparently not listed," on the debarkation list, calls him Joseph-Benoît GAUTROT, plowman, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 71st "Family" aboard La Bergère with no one else; NOAR, 4:145, 215 (SLC, M5, 63), the record of his first marriage, calls him Josef-Benoît GODREAU, "native of Belisle-en-Mar, in France," calls his wife Francisca MONTE, "native of ___," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Charles GAUTRO, the groom's father, A(ntonio) (XIMENEZ), & Josef-Benoît GODREAU [the groom, who must have signed the marriage document]; BRDR, 2:76, 317 (ASC-2, 35), the record of his second marriage, calls him Joseph-Benoît GOUTRO, calls his wife Isabel BERGERON, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Francisco GOUTRO, Juan BOUDRO, & Joseph BOURQUE; BRDR, 5(rev.):255 (ASM-3, 227), his death/burial record, calls him Benoît GAUTREAUX, age 65 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Why did he travel to LA aboard a different ship from his parents & siblings, who traveled on a later vessel, La Caroline?  Did they miss the earlier vessel, but he did not?

His first wife also was born on Belle-Île-en-Mer, in Nov 1765.  Her mother was an Acadian, but her father was a Frenchman from Périgord. 

23.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 10L), calls her Magdeleine GOTREAU, & lists her with her second husband & a daughter, with the notation:  suplement a la liste des Acadiens embarques dans le navire Le St. Remy pour la Nouvelle Orleans [additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le St.-Rémi bound for New Orleans]; BRDR, 1a(rev.):79 (SGA-2, 12), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Magdelaine GAUTREAU, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Joseph BUGEAULD & Anne GAUTREAU; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 252, Family No. 309, calls her Marie-Madeleine GAUTROT, says she was born 25 Apr 1719, St.-Charles-des-Mines, Acadie, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, says her first husband was born in c1715 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names but not his death date or place, gives her second husband's name, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Baptiste-Amans DAIGLE, born 22 Mar 1744, St.-Charles-des-Mines, son Joseph DAIGLE, born 25 Dec 1745, St.-Charles-des-Mines, son Joseph DAIGLE, born 30 May 1747, St.-Charles-des-Mines, godson of Charles DAIGLE & Marguerite GAUTROT, died age 1 Apr 1748, Grand-Pré, daughter Rose DAIGLE, born in c1751 but gives no birthplace, & son Paul DAIGLE, born in c1752 but gives no birthplace, & says that she & her second husband, her sons Jean & Paul [DAIGLE], & her daughter Rose [DAIGLE], "disembarked at St.-Malo on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," & that they resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 554-555, Family No. 628, calls her Madeleine GAUTROT, says she was born in c1722 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, gives her first husband's name, details her second marriage, including her second husband's parents' names, says he was born in c1717 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of children by her second husband, son Joseph LEBLANC, born in c1759 but gives no birthplace, son Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC, born in c1760 but gives no birthplace, died 3 Mar 1768, age 8, buried 4 Mar 1768, St.-Servan, son Simon LEBLANC, born 27 Oct 1761, England, died 10 Nov 1771, buried 21 Nov 1771, St.-Servan, daughter Francoise LEBLANC, born 24 Oct 1763, St.-Servan, goddaughter of François MICHEL & Madeleine LEBLANC, & daughter Marguerite-Geneviève LEBLANC, born 11 Sep 1765, baptized 12 Sep 1765, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Simon LANDRY & Marguerite BOUDROT, says that she, her second husband, stepdaughters Madeleine & Marie LEBLANC, stepson Charles LEBLANC, sons Joseph, Jean-Baptiste, & Simon LEBLANC, sons Jean & Paul DAIGLE, & daughter Rose DAIGLE "disembarked at St.-Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," & that the family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 111-12, Family No. 206, calls her Madeleine GAUTROT, says she was born in c1722 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names & her first husband's name, details her second marriage, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 60-61, calls her Magdeleine GOTREAU, sa [Charles LEBLANC's] femme, age 68, on the embarkation list, & Magdelaine GAUTROT, his [Charles LEBLANC's] wife, age 68, on the complete listing, says she was in the 4th Family on Supplément à la liste des Acadiens embarqués dans le navire Le Saint-Rémi pour la nouvelle-orleans [Additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le Saint-Rémi bound for New Orleans] with her second husband & a daughter, & details her second marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says she & her second husband were married in 1758 but gives no place of marriage.  

According to Robichaux's study of the Acadians at St.-Malo, she had 5 children by her first husband & 5 children by her second husband.  Only her youngest child, Marguerite-Geneviève LEBLANC, came to LA with her.  None of her DAIGLE children seem to have gone to LA.  Oldest son Jean-Baptiste-Amans, called Jean, DAIGLE married fellow Acadian Marguerite-Ange DUBOIS at St.-Servan in Jan 1770, participated in the Poitou settlement scheme of the early 1770s, but died before the Acadian exodus to LA in 1785.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 242, Family No. 295.  Jean's widow & son Jean-Louis crossed aboard Le Beaumont, & Marguerite-Ange remarried twice in LA, first to Charles GRANGER probably at Baton Rouge, & then to Marin GAUTREAUX at Lafourche in Jan 1792.  Son Jean-Louis DAIGLE married Marie-Isabelle RICHARD at Assumption in Aug 1799.  Marie-Madeleine's youngest daughter, Marguerite-Geneviève LEBLANC, married soon after they reached LA in 1785 & followed her husband to San Bernardo, below New Orleans. 

What happened to her in LA?  Considering their ages, did she & her second husband survive the crossing from France?  The debarkation list of Le St.-Rémi did not survive, unfortunately.  The New Orleans priest who recorded her daughter Marguerite-Geneviève LEBLANC's marriage on 4 Dec 1785 did not say that her parents were deceased, so this may be a clue that Marie-Madeleine & her husband survived the crossing, or just a case of sloppy record keeping.  See NOAR, 4:186 (SLC, M5, 42).

24.  Wall of Names, 42, calls her Magdeleine GOTRAUD soeur [of Marie]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 151, her birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, calls her Magdalen-Rosalie GAUTREAU, & gives her parents' but not her godparents' names; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 340-41, Family No. 410; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 41-42, Family No. 83; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 129.

What happened to her in LA?

25.  Wall of Names, 13, calls her Marguerite GAUTEROT veuve Pierre BREAU; White, DGFA-1, 695, calls her Marguerite GAUTROT, provides her approximate birth year, parents' names, marriage information, death/burial dates, & age at the time of her death; BRDR, 1a(rev.):43, 78 (SGA-2, 239), her marriage record, calls her Margueritte GOTROT, gives her & her husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Antoine BRAUX, ____ BOURG, who signed, Jean LEBER, who signed, Pierre LANDRY, who signed, Claude GOTROT, who signed, Joseph BUGEAUD, who signed, Alexandre BRAUX, who made his mark, Chas BABIN, who signed, & says she & her husband made their marks on the marriage document; BRDR, 2:318 (ASC-1, 172e), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita GAUTREAUX, age 67 years, widow of Pierre BRAUD, but does not give her parents' names.  

26.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 10L), calls her Marguerite GOTREAU, & lists her with her husband but no children, with the notation:  suplement a la liste des Acadiens embarques dans le navire Le St. Remy pour la Nouvelle Orleans [additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le St.-Rémi bound for New Orleans]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 365, Family No. 451, calls her Marguerite GAUTROT, says she was born in c1723 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, calls her husband Joseph GRANGER but does not give his birth year, birthplace, or parents' names, says son Charles-Benoist GRANGER was born in c1751 "in the parish of St. Charles in Acadie," which was Grand-Pré, that son Joseph GRANGER was born in c1753 but gives no birthplace, that she was widow of Joseph GRANGER & wife of Simon LANDRY when she, he, & the 2 GRANGER sons "disembarked ... at St. Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 544, Family No. 613, calls her Marguerite GAUTROT, says she was born in c1723 but gives no birthplace nor her parents' names, says husband Simon LANDRY was born in c1735 but gives no birthplace, that they married in c1761 but gives no place of marriage, says son Jean LANDRY was born 6 Apr 1772 but gives no birthplace, says she, her husband, sons Jean-Baptiste LANDRY, Olivier LEROY, Charles GRANGER, & Joseph GRANGER, "sons of Marguerite GAUTROT from previous marriages, disembarked at St.-Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 60-61, calls her Margueritte GOTREAU, sa [Simon LANDRY's] femme, age 59, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite GAUTROT, his [Simon LANDRY's] wife, age 59, on the complete listing, says she was in the 2nd Family on Supplément à la liste des Acadiens embarqués dans le navire Le Saint-Rémi pour la nouvelle-orleans [Additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le Saint-Rémi bound for New Orleans] with her husband & no children, & details her marriage, saying that she married her husband in c1761 but gives no place of marriage, nor does it give his or her parents' names.  

Did she survive the crossing from France? 

27.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls her Adélaïde [GOTREAU], & lists her with her parents; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 44, Family No. 86, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Adélaïde GAUTROT, & says her godparents were Alexis GAUTROT & Marie LEBLANC, wife of Jean GUEDRY; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 19-19, calls her Adélaïde, sa [Pierre GOTREAU's] fille, age 9, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Adélaïde GAUTROT, his [Pierre GAUTROT's] daughter, age 9, on the complete listing, says she was in the 33rd Family aboard La Bergère with her parents, & that she was born in 1774 but gives no birth place; BRDR, 2:286, 314 (ASC-2, 43), her marriage record, calls her Adélaïde GOUTRO, calls her husband Francisco FERIOU, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro GOUTRO & Andrés BOURQUE; BRDR, 3:356 (ASM-3, 62), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita Adélaïde GAUTREAUX, "age 35 yrs. of Acadia, married to Francisco FERIOU (FRIOUX)," & gives her parents' names but calls her father Francisco.

The baptismal record of her son Juan Bautista FRYOUX, dated 19 Nov 1801, in BRDR, 2:286 (ASM-1, 222), says that François was from "Pain Bouef," which was the port for Nantes, France.  François's mother, a ROBICHAUX, was Acadian, but his father probably was French.  

There is a bit of mystery around the name FRIOU.  Why does BRDR, vol. 2, list the name in 2 places--first FRYOUX (sometimes FRIOUX, FERIOU) on p. 286, then FRIOUX (sometimes FRELOU, FRILOT, FRILIEU, FRIO) on p. 301?  On p. 286, in the baptismal records of 3 of the children of François FRIOU & Marguerite-Adélaïde GAUTREAUX--daughters Josef Maria Carmen (ASM-1, 156), Maria Hortensia (ASM-1, 71), & Romana (ASM-1, 101)--the names of the grandparents were recorded by the priest at Assumption, & the paternal grandfather was listed as Francisco FERIOU ... Acadian.  I have not found the surname FERIOU/FRIOU or any of its other variations in Arsenault, Généalogie or White, DGFA-1.  Until I do, I will call this family French Creole here.  

28.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Marie [PORTREAU], & lists her with her parents & a brother; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17 calls her Marie, sa [Marin PORTREAU's] fille, age 9, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie GAUTROT, his [Marin GAUTROT's] daughter, age 9, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 23rd Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & a brother; BRDR, 2:60, 319 (ASM-2, 26), her marriage record, calls her Maria GAUTRAUX, calls her husband Francisco BARIOT, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, that her mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Luis DAIGLE, Marin GAUTRAUX [her father], & Ambrosio HÉBER; BRDR, 7:212 (ASM-10, 90), her death/burial record, calls her Marie GAUTRAUX, "age 75 years, widow of François BARIOT," but does not give her parents' names.

Her husband died in February 1832, in his late 50s, so she had been a widow for 17 years. 

29.  Wall of Names, 42, calls her Marie GOTRAUD; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 152, her birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, calls her Marie-Marguerite-Pélagie GAUTREAU, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Alexis LAVACHE & Marie-Magdalen LEBLANC; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 340-41, Family No. 410; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 41-42, Family No. 83; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 129; BRDR, 2:320, 536 (ASC-2, 3), her marriage record, calls her Marie GOTREAUX, calls her husband Joseph MELANÇON[sic] "of Acadia," gives no parents' names, & says the witness to her marriage was Marie COMMO; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:235 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #696), her death/burial record, calls her Marie GAUTREAUX m. Joseph MALESON, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 33, 65, 102, 122, 165.  

That she married a MOLAISON, not a MELANÇON, is attested to by the many LA censuses in which they are found, & the baptismal records of 2 of their daughters in BRDR, 2:550.  

30.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie GOTREAU, & lists her with her husband & a son; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 347-50, Family No. 421, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Anne GAUTROT, gives her parents' names, says she was goddaughter of Honoré GAUTROT & Marie PITRE, & says her family lived at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 43, Family No. 85, gives her parents' names & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 17-18, Family No. 32, calls her Marie GAUTROT, says she was born in c1766 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she married Charles BOUDROT in c1784 but gives no place of marriage, says he was born in c1764 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he was a carpenter, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Charles-Marie BOUDROT, baptized 12 Mar 1785, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 68-69, calls her Marie GOTREAU, sa [Charles BOUDREAU's] femme, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie GAUTROT, his [Charles BOUDROT's] wife, age 19, on the complete listing, says she was in the 15th Family aboard L'Amitié with her husband & a son, & details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says they were married in c1785 but gives no place of marriage; Hébert, D.,, South LA Records, 1:235 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.65), her death/burial record, calls her Marie GAUTREAUX m. Charles BOUDRAUX, says she was 64 years old when she died, but does not give her parents' names.  

31.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Marie-Geneviève GOTREAU niece [of Grégoire LEJEUNE], & lists her with her uncle, aunt, & 3 cousins; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 346-47, Family No. 420, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Geneviève GAUTROT, twin [of Anne-Angélique], gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Olivier TRAHAN & Marie RICHARD, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 130, calls her Marie-Geneviève [GAUTROT], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls her Marie-Geneviève GOTREAU, sa [Grégoire LEJEUNE's] niece, age 19, on the embarkation list, Maria Genoveva GOTREAU, sobrina [of Juan Bautista (sic) EL JOVEN], on the debarkation list, & Marie-Geneviève GAUTROT, his [Grégoire LEJEUNE's] niece, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 20th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her uncle, aunt, & 3 cousins; BRDR, 2:317, 327 (SJA-2, 2), her marriage record, calls her Genoveva GOTRO, calls her husband Nicolas GOLOA, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St. Malo" & his "of St. Charles Parish," & that the witnesses to her marriage were David ROM & Francisca SAVA.  

According to Robichaux, cited above, her mother, born in c1742 or c1745, no birthplace given, daughter of Jean LEJEUNE & Françoise GUÉDRY, married her father, a seaman, born in c1741, son of Claude GAUTROT & Geneviève HÉBERT, on 11 Sep 1764 at St.-Servan, France, a suburb of St.-Malo.  Anne LEJEUNE died at age 40 & was buried on 20 Nov 1782 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, a suburb of Nantes.  Robichaux gives no death date for Jean-Baptiste GAUTROT, who did not go to LA.  Geneviève went to LA with 2 of her sisters, twin Anne-Angélique, & Pélagie-Marie, one of the author's maternal ancestors.  

See the footnote for her sister Pélagie's profile for more discussion on their parents. 

32.  Wall of Names, 17, calls her Marie-Josèphe GAUTEROT; NOAR, 2:138, her birth/baptismal record, gives her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of her baptism, & that her godparents were Aman TIBEAUDAU & Gertrude BOURQUE [who were married in New Orleans 5 days later, the earliest recorded Acadian marriage in LA, & with whom she was counted at Attakapas in 1769]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:339 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#113), her succession record, calls her Marie GAUTHREAUX m. Baptiste DUHON, lists her heirs, but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:275 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.27), her death/burial record, calls her Marie GAUTHREAUX m. d.Jean Baptiste DUYON, says she was 71 years old when she died, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 20. 

She was the first GAUTREAUX to settle on the western prairies.  With whom did she live in 1766, 1771, 1774, 1777, & 1781, when other censuses were taken at Attakapas before her marriage?  How was her mother kin to Amand THIBODEAUX, with whom Marie-Josèphe was counted in 1769? 

Arsenault, Généalogie, 2483, a profile of her husband Jean-Baptiste DUHON in the LA section & the source of her marriage at St. Martinville c1782, calls her Marie-Josèphine GAUTREAUX, daughter of Charles GAUTREAUX & Louise THIBODEAUX.  The only Charles GAUTREAUXs who came to LA arrived in 1785.  None of them was married Louise THIBODEAUX.  Consider the source.  The marriage of Jean-Baptiste & Marie-Josèphe is not in the church records at Attakapas for this stretch of time.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A.  Arsenault, as usual, bases his estimated marriage date on the birth of the couple's first child, Jean-Baptiste, born at Attakapas in 1783.  See p. 2483; & Hébert, D., 1-A:282 (SM Ch.: v.2, #105), the birth/baptismal record of the boy, which calls his mother Marie-Josèphe GAUTROT.  Jean-Baptiste DUHON, fils was born 2 Jan 1783, so a marriage for his parents of early 1782 is not unreasonable.  

33.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Magdeleine [GAUTRAU], & lists her with her parents & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 152, her birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls her Marie-Magdalen-Pélagie GAUTREAU, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Paul TRAHAN & Marie-Magdalen LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Madeleine, sa [Charles GAUTRAU's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Magdelaine GAUTROT, his [Charles GAUTROT's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:319, 468 (ASC-2, 14), her marriage record, calls her Maria GOTRO, calls her husband Josef LE BLANC, gives no parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Charle RICHARD & Alexis LE BRON; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:164 (Thib. Ch.: v.1, #9), her death/burial record, calls her Marie GAUTREAUX m. Joseph LEBLANC, says she died on 14 Mar 1842 [probably her burial date] "at age 71 yrs. 4 mths.," but does not give her parents' names or intimate that she was a widow;  Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:164 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1842), her succession inventory record, calls her Marie GAUTREAUX m. Joseph E. LEBLANC, says she died on 13 Mar 1842, lists her children & their spouses, but does not intimate that she was a widow.

When she died, she had been a widow for a dozen years.  Her husband died in Lafourche Interior Parish in Jul 1829, & she did not remarry.  Despite the unusually detailed age given in her burial record, she actually died at age 75, not 71.  So much for family record keeping & the accuracy of what they tell their priests. 

34.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Marin POTREAU, & lists him with his wife & 2 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 191, shows that in the crossing to St.-Mao in 1758-59, his widowed father, called Honoré GAUTROT, fils de François, age 43, his brother Jean-Simon, age 10, & sister Agnès, age 5, survived the crossing; but his paternal aunt, Madeleine GAUTROT, fille de François, age 31, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 28 Feb 1759 a month after they reached France; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him Marin POTREAU [Gotreaux], charpentier, age 38, on the embarkation list, Marie GOTREAU, on the debarkation list, & Marin GAUTROT, carpenter, age 38, on the complete listing, says that he was in the 23rd Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 2 children, details him marriage, including the names of his & his wife's parents, lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA, & says he owned 6 arpents of land but does not say when or where; BRDR, 2:250, 320 (ASC-2, 43), the record of his second marriage, calls him Marin GOUTRO, calls his wife Margarita-Angèl DUBOIS, says "all natives of Bayou LaFourche," does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph GRANGER & Luc LANDRY; BRDR, 3:358 (ASM-3, 53), his death/burial record, calls him Marin GAUTREAUX, age 65 yrs., but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 57, 88, 139.  

I have found no baptismal record for a daughter named Marie-Luce--see the Valenzuéla census of 1798--but he did have a son named Marin-Louis, born at Assumption in February 1796.  See BRDR, 2:320 (ASM-1, 63). 

35.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 4:152, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Martina GOTREAU, says she was born 3 Aug (Le St.-Rémi sailed 27 Jun), does not give her father's name, calls her mother Magdalena MIGUEL, & says her godparents were Gilverto L__ & Margarita BROUTIN.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43.

She was one of the newborns named after Martin NAVARRO, Spanish intendant of LA, whom the Acadians adored because he treated them with fairness & respect & stood as honorary godfather to their newborns.  

36.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Pélagie GAUTREAU niece [of Eustache LEJEUNE], & lists her with her uncle, aunt, & 4 cousins; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 346-47, Family No. 420, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Pélagie-Marie GAUTROT, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Étienne FOREST & Élizabeth LEJEUNE, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 130, calls her Pélagie [GAUTROT], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 6-7, calls her Pélagie GAUTREAU, sa [Eustache LEJEUNE's] niece, age 15, on the embarkation list, Pelagia GOTREAU, su [Eustachio EL JOVEN's] sobrina, on the debarkation list, & Pélagie  GAUTROT, his [Eustache LEJEUNE's] niece, age 15, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 18th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her uncle, aunt, & 4 cousins; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:347, 775 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.24), her marriage record, calls her Pélagie GAUTREAU, Acadian, calls her husband Pierre TRAHAN, Acadian, gives no parents' names nor his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Blaise LEJEUNE [her cousin], Philippe TRAHAN(?)[sic], & Louis SIMARD.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 359.

According to Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France, Pélagie's mother Anne, born in c1742 or c1745, no birthplace given, daughter of Jean LEJEUNE & Françoise GUÉDRY.  Anne LEJEUNE married her father Jean-Baptiste, a seaman, born in c1741, son of Claude GAUTROT & Geneviève HÉBERT, on 11 Sep 1764 at St.-Servan, France, a suburb of St.-Malo.  Anne LEJEUNE died at age 40 & was buried on 20 Nov 1782 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, a suburb of Nantes.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 346, Family No. 420, which says that Anne LEJEUNE was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, & details her marriage; ibid., 587-88, Family No. 662, which says that Anne LEJEUNE was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 130, which says that Anne LEJEUNE was born in c1742 but gives no birthplace, details her marriage, & gives her death date & place; & ibid., 127, Family No. 230.  

Robichaux gives no birth place or death date for Pélagie's father Jean-Baptiste GAUTROT, who did not go to LA.  However, in his study of the Acadians at St.-Malo, p. 347, Robichaux says that "Jean-Baptiste GAUTROT disembarked with Cécile GAUTROT, widow of Jean RICHARD dit Sapin [probably a sister] at St.-Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition" & that he resided with his family at St.-Servan from 1763-72.  Acadians sent to England were the ones who had been sent from Minas to VA in 1755, so it can be safely deduced that Jean-Baptiste was born in one of the Minas communities.  Jean-Baptiste's father Claude, according to White, DGFA-1, 703-04, was the oldest child of Claude GAUTROT & Marguerite LANDRY.  Claude, fils was born in c1714, no place given, but it probably was Port-Royal, married Geneviève-Salomé, 23-year-old daughter of Antoine HÉBERT & Jeanne CORPORON, at Port-Royal on 18 Feb 1737 (they had to secure dispensations for "4-4 cons"), was counted on one of the Maritime islands in 1752, age 35[sic], & died before 11 Sep 1764, no place given. 

According to Robichaux's study of the Acadians at St.-Malo, p. 587, Anne LEJEUNE's father Jean was born in c1699, no birthplace given; her mother, Françoise GUÉDRY, was born in c1705, again no birthplace given; & Jean & Françoise married in c1725, no place given.  White, DGFA-1, 1052, shows that Jean, son of Pierre LEJEUNE dit Briard & Marie THIBODEAU, was born in c1697, probably at Port-Royal, where he was counted with his family in 1698 & 1700.  He was counted with them at La Hève, on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, in 1708, when he was 11.  He married Françoise, daughter of Claude GUÉDRY & his second wife Marguerite PETITPAS, in 1725, but, again, no place is given.  White, DGFA-1, 771-72, shows that Françoise was born at Port-Royal on 14 Jan 1703, was baptized there on 8 Sep 1705, that her godparents were Pierre BOURG, who signed, & Marie THIBODEAU, & that her parents were from Mirliguèche, on the Atlantic side of the peninsula.  She, too, was counted at La Hève in 1708, when she was 4 years old, so she may have known her future husband there. 

Anne LEJEUNE's siblings who came to LA--brothers Eustache & Grégoire, & sister Félicité--were born at Grand-Pré in Dec 1732, c1737, & c1739, respectively, so Anne may have been born there as well.  But, like them, she was not deported to France from Minas.  In his study of the Acadians at St.-Malo, p. 588, Robichaux states:  "In 1752, Jean LEJEUNE, Françoise GUÉDRY, his wife and their children:  Eustache, Grégoire, Jérôme, Barnabé, Jean-Charles, Félicité, Hélène and Anne LEJEUNE were residents of Baye-des-Espagnols [present-day Sydney, Nova Scotia] on Isle Royale.  On March 9, 1759, Jean LEJEUNE, Françoise GUÉDRY his wife and their children:  Grégoire, Barnabé, Jean, Hélène and Anne LEJEUNE disembarked at St.-Malo from the ship, du Supply."  Robichaux adds:  "Françoise GUÉDRY, widow of Jean LEJEUNE, resided with her family in the following parishes:  Châteauneuf 1759-1762, St.-Servan 1762-1772."  Sometime in the late 1740s or early 1750s, then, the family left Minas & moved to Île Royale, thereby escaping the roundup on peninsula Acadia in 1755, but, as Robichaux relates, their respite from British oppression was short-lived.  Jean LEJEUNE died at Châteauneuf on 28 May 1759, "at the age of 60 years," & was buried the same day.  His death so soon after the family's arrival--a little over 2 months--hints that the voyage from Île Royale to St.-Malo did him in.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 587. 

Pélagie's husband was 20 years older than she was.  They are my maternal ancestors, hence the detail on Pélagie's parents & grandparents.  She is the only one of my Acadian ancestors, that I know of, who spent time in France during Le Grand Dérangement

Pélagie also had a sister named Hélène, who was with the family in Poitou in the early 1770s but who did not go to LA with Pélagie & her twins sisters Anne-Angélique & Marie-Geneviève.  What happened to Hélène?  Did she die young in France, or did she marry there & choose not to follow her relatives to LA?  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69, Family No. 130. 

37.  Wall of Names, 17 (pl. 3L), calls him Pierre GAUTEROT, & lists him with his wife & daughter, which means the editors of Wall of Names believe he came to LA with them. 

NOAR, 2:138 (SLC, B5, 82), daughter Marie-Josèphe's baptismal record, dated 22 Feb 1765, lists him as "dec.," or dead.  The BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party reached New Orleans in mid-Feb, so he may have died soon after he reached the colony, if not on the voyage from Halifax via Cap-Français.  Wife Louise appears on the 30 Apr 1765 card money list in New Orleans, 1 of only 2 women on the list, implying that she was a widow.  See <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>.  Why does Arsenault, Généalogie, 2492, the LA section, in referring to his daughter's marriage, call Pierre Charles?

38.   Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls him Pierre GOTREAU, & lists him with his wife & a daughter; BRDR, 1a(rev.):80, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Pierre-René RICHARD & Marie-Josèph[e] LEBLANC; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 97, shows that on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, his wife Marie, age 18, was pregnant, that son Nicolas was born 30 Mar 1759, 2 months after they reached St.-Malo, but died 19 Jun 1759 probably at St.-Malo when he was less than 3 months old, & that they had no other children with them on the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 351-53, Family No. 426, calls him Pierre GAUTROT, says he was born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, & calls him a ploughman; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 44, Family No. 86, calls him Pierre GAUTROT, says he was born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, calls him a ploughman, & says he was married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 69-70, Family No. 131, calls him Pierre GAUTROT, says he was born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, calls him a farmhand & carpenter, & says he was married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Pierre GOTREAU, laboureur, age 53, on the embarkation list, Pierre GOTRAU, on the debarkation list, & Pierre GAUTROT, plowman, age 53, on the complete listing, says he was in the 33rd Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & a daughter, details his marriage, including the names of his wife's parents but not the names of his parents, says that daughter Adélaïde was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 3:359 (ASM-3, 41), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro GAUTREAUX, age 75 yrs., married to Marie DUPLESIR (DUPLESSIS), but does not give his parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 40, 64, 101, 146.    

39.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7L), calls him Pierre GOTREAU, & lists him with a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 345, Family No. 418, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Joseph GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre BOURG & Anne-Josèphe LEBERT, & that his family resided at Pleslin, France, from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Pierre GOTREAU, garçon, charpentier, age 22, on the embarkation list, Pierre GOTRAU, on the debarkation list, & Pierre GAUTROT, young man, carpenter, age 22, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 32nd Family aboard La Bergère with a sister; BRDR, 2:320, 324 (ASM-2, 18), his marriage record, calls him Pedro GAUTREAU, calls his wife Genoveva GIROIR, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Parish of Pleslien, Diocese of St. Malo, France," & hers "of same as groom's parents," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro BOURG & Marino GAUTREAU; BRDR, 3:359 (ASM-3, 119), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro GAUTREAUX, "age 54 yrs., married to Genoveva GIROIRD," but does not give his parents' names.

Actually, his wife was born & baptized at Pleudihen, not Pleslin, but both were suburbs of St.-Malo.

40.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre GAUTRAU, & lists him with his wife & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 338-40, Family No. 409, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Grégoire GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, says he was godson of Noël DAU & Hélène BLANCHARD, & that his family resided at Trigavou from 1759-63, at Pleslin from 1763-69, & at Trigavou again from 1769-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Pierre GAUTRAU, charpentier, age 25, on the embarkation list, & Pierre GAUTROT, carpenter, age 25, on the complete listing, says he was in the 9th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & no children, & says son Étienne was born 1 Sep 1788, daughter Marguerite-Rosalie was born 10 Sep 1794, & daughter Marie-Magdalen was born 2 Feb 1793, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:236 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1805), a succession inventory prior to his remarriage, calls him Pierre Grégoire GAUTREAUX m. Marie Madeleine MICHEL; BRDR, 3:359, 427 (ASM-2, 107), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pedro Gregorio GAUTRAUX "of St.-Malo, France, widower of Maria Magdalena MICHEL," calls his wife Sophia HÉBERT "of St.-Malo, France, wid. of Maturino COMAUX," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Henry S. THIBODAUX [the future governor] & Josef HÉBERT.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 175.

His widowed mother's family was just below his on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi.  

Judging from the Valenzuéla census of 1788, his infant daughter Martina/Martine, born aboard ship on the way to LA & named after Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO, did not survive infancy, poor baby.  

41.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 152, his birth/baptismal record, recorded at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, calls him Pierre-Isidore GAUTREAU, & gives his parents' but does not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Pierre, son [Charles GAUTRAU's] fils, age 4, on the embarkation list, & Pierre GAUTROT, his [Charles GAUTROT's] son, age 4, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 4th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 3:359, 789 (ASC-2, 185), his marriage record, calls him Pierre Isodore GAUTEREAU, calls his wife Marie Rosalie SIVILLE, gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Anne Pélagie TRAHANT, says his mother & his wife's father were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre SIVILLE & Pélagie LEBLANC; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:236 (Houma Ct.Hse: Succ. #48), a petition for family assembly, calls him Pierre GAUTREAUX m. Marie SIVILE, & lists his children as Eugènie, Furcy, Terzile, Marie, Jean, Pauline, Azélie, Neuville, Roseline, Pélagie, Melite m. Orelien BOUDREAUX.

42.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre [GAUTRAU], & lists him with his parents & 5 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Pierre, son [Joseph GAUTRAU's] fils, age 13, on the embarkation list, & Pierre GAUTROT, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] son, age 13, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 5 siblings; BRDR, 2:31, 321 (ASM-2, 8), his marriage record, calls him Pedro Olivier GAUTRAUX, calls his wife Julia ARSEMENT, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro LANDRY & Enrrique ROBICHAUX.   

43.  Wall of Names, 47, calls her Rosalie GOTREAU; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 152, her birth/baptismal record, recorded at Locmaria, Belle-Île-en-Mer, calls her Rosalie-Charlotte GAUTREAU, gives her parents' names, says her father was a laboureur, & that her godparents were Charles GAUTRO, fils & Rosalie MELANÇON; BRDR, 2:38, 321 (ASM-2, 44), her marriage record, calls her Rosalia GAUTRAUX "of Belisle en Mer, Parish of Lomaria, Diocese of Vanne in Britany, France," calls her husband Pedro AUCOIN, gives her & his parents'  names, says his parents were "of Saint-Nogata, Diocese of St. Malo, France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Michel AUCOIN & François AUCOIN [his brothers]; BRDR, 6:267 (ASM-10, 44), her death/burial record, calls her Rosalie GAUTREAUX, "age ca. 65 yrs., wife of omitted AUCOIN," but does not give her parents' names.

Her burial record does not say it, but she was a widow at the time of her death.  Her husband had died in Assumption Parish in Apr 1818, only 47 years old.   She did not remarry. 

44.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Rose [GAUTRAU], & lists her with her father, stepmother, & 5 half-brothers; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 347-50, Family No. 421, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Rose-Sébastienne GAUTROT, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Pierre MICHEL & Marie-Rose BOURG, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Rose, sa [Joseph GAUTRAU's] fille, age 22, on the embarkation list, & Rose GAUTROT, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] daughter, age 22, on the complete listing, says she was in the 11th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her father, stepmother, & 5 half-brothers, & that she was born in 1763 but gives no birthplace.  

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?  Unfortunately, the debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi did not survive. Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64, citing Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 139-40, notes that 3 women aboard Le St.-Rémi died of scurvy but gives no names.  There is also the note:  "Upon arriving smallpox claimed 16 more victims ...."  The problem was that the ship was large & grossly overcrowded & got stuck in the channel below New Orleans in the heat of early September.  This is when smallpox struck.  Rose GAUTREAUX may have been among the victims.  Family historian David Dalton writes in an email to the author, dated 11 Feb 2011:  "I have little doubt that she perished, since she seems to have simply disappeared between France and Louisiana ..."  I agree.  The records do not say if she died aboard ship or at New Orleans, so I will follow the lead of the Wall of Names editors & keep her on this list. 

Was she the Rose GAUTREAUT, age 23, counted with husband Joseph BOUDREAUT, age 24, & twin daughters, Adélayde & Rose, at Valenzuéla in Jan 1788?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 32. 

45.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Rose GAUTRAU fille a la femme [of Charles DUGAT], & lists her with her mother, stepfather, & a female minor; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 342-43, Family No. 415, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Rose-Marie GAUTROT, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Nobleman Joseph BOURDE, Sr. de Champs, & Marie LEBLANC, & lists her family's residences in the St.-Malo area, 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Rose GAUTRAU, fille à la feme [of Charles DUGAT], age 20, on the embarkation list, & Rose GAUTROT, [Charles DUGAT's] wife's daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, says she was in the 31st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her mother, stepfather, & a female minor, & says she was born in 1762 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:246, 318-19 (SJA-2, 1), her marriage record, calls her Maria GOTRO, calls her husband Maturen DONI, gives parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Miguel GULLOT & Maria BURG.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 178.

What killed her at such a young age?  Childbirth?  Her husband remarried to Anne-Théodose, daughter of Théodore BOURG, at Lafourche in Oct 1791, not long after the 1791 census was taken in Jan.  

46.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Rose-Osite GAUTEROT veuve Olivier FOREST; NOAR, 2:31, 135 (SLC, M2, 29), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rose GAUTEROT, "native of Grande Pré, widow of ____," calls her husband Michel BOURGEOIS, "native of Beaubassin in A(cad)ia, widower of Marie LE____," gives no parents' names or her first husband's name, & says the witness to her marriage was Chevalier LOUVIGNY; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 425, another record of her second marriage, calls her Ositte GOTROS/GAUTHREAUX in Bourgeois, Ositte LANDRIE in Voohies, J., calls her husband Michel BOURGEOIS, says in Bourgeois that the marriage took place "presumably 1768," & gives no witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 4:233 (SMI-8, 60), her death/burial record, calls her Ozite GAUTREAUX, "age 93, spouse of Michel BOURGEOIS," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 176. 

When did she reach LA?  From where? 

I am using the date in NOAR for her second marriage. 

Why did the census taker at St.-Jacques in Sep 1769 call her Ositte LANDRY & not GAUTREAUX?  And where was daughter Marie FORET?  If one looked only at this census, one would think that Michel BOURGEOIS had married a different woman. 

47.  Wall of Names, 17 (pl. 3L) , calls him Simon GAUTEROT, & lists him with his wife & no children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2491, says he was born in 1736; BRDR, 1a(rev.):80 (SGA-2, 154), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Simon GAUTROT, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Joseph LEBLANC, maternal uncle, & Marie-Josèph[e] GAUTROT; BRDR, 3:360 (SJA-4, 39a), his death/burial record, calls him Simon GAUTREAUX, "age about 80 yrs., nat. of Acadia," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 164, 174; Stanley LeBlanc PDF, "Acadian Prisoners, 1761-1762 at Fort Edward, Pisiguit."

The baptismal record of son Simon, fils, dated 1 Nov 1772, in BRDR, 2:321 (ASC-1, 4) say that Simon, père & Madeleine BREAUX were "Acadians of the Parish of Assumption."  Family historian Dave Dalton says that this was L'Assomption Parish, Pigiguit, not Assumption Parish, LA, which makes sense considering where Simon & Madeleine settled in LA, but the statement in the baptismal record is still confusing.  Simon was from Grand-Pré & Madeleine from Chepoudy.  Does their son's baptismal record mean that they lived at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, before Le Grand Dérangement, or is it referring to their being held at Fort Edward, Pigiguit, as prisoners of war in the early 1760s?  Perhaps they were married at Fort Edward while being held there, hence their being "Acadians of the Parish of Assumption," the British having built their fort on the site of the Acadians' Church of the Assomption at present-day Windson, NS.   

The list of Acadian prisoners at Fort Edward, cited above, is also confusing.  A roll entitled "French Families at Fort Edward" & dated 11 Oct 1762 lists Simon/Simaon GAUTREAU 3 times--first with a 2, then with a 1, & then with a 3 next to the name, so there may have been several prisoners at the fort named Simon GAUTREAU.  An earlier list, dated 9 Aug 1762, lists a Simon GAUTREAT with a 1 beside his name.  So which one was the Simon GAUTROT who emigrated to LA? 

Simon's having 3 slaves on the river in 1779 hints that he was an affluent farmer compared to most of his Acadian neighbors at that time.  

48.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Victoire [GAUTRAU], & lists her with her widowed mother & 2 brothers; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 338-40, Family No. 409, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Victoire-Andrée GAUTROT, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Honoré GAUTROT & Victoire HÉBERT, & that her family resided at Pleslin from 1763-69 & at Trigavou from 1769-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Victoire, sa [Marguerite HÉBERT, veuve GAUTRAU's] fille, age 16, on the embarkation list, & Victoire GAUTROT, his[sic, Marguerite HÉBERT, widow GAUTROT's] daughter, age 16, on the complete listing, says she was in the 10th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her mother & 2 brothers, & says she was born in 1766 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:111, 321 (ASC-2, 11), her marriage record, calls her Victoire GOTREAU, calls her husband Étienne BOUDREAU, does not give any parents' names but says they all "were Acadians at Valenzuéla," & that the witness to her marriage was Manuel ORDONEZ; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:165 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #619), her death/burial record, calls her Victoire Andrée GAUTRAUX m. Étienne BOUDREAU, says she died "at age 81 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495.

Valenzuéla was the same place as Assumption, on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

Although her burial record does not say it, she was a widow at the time of her death.  Her husband's succession record is dated 6 Mar 1819, which means he probably had died by then.  She did not remarry, so she may have been a widow for over 30 years.  She also was one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors. 

49.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Magdeleine BOUDROT, & lists her with her husband & no children; White, DGFA-1, 700-01, gives her parents' names, her birth/baptismal dates & birthplace, says she was counted in 1752, age 28[sic], that she arrived at St.-Malo in 1759, a widow, age 34, was counted at Pleudihen in 1762, a widow, no age given, was counted at St.-Malo in 1772, age 46, says she was called Madeleine BOUDREAU, age 58, on the passenger list for LA, & details her marriages, as well as her death & burial; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 18, Family No. 26, calls her Madeleine GAUTROT, says she was born in c1726, does not give her parents' names, calls her second husband Joseph AUCOIN, says he was born in c1724 but does not give his parents' names, gives his first wife's name, details her second marriage, calls her widow of Pierre BOUDROT, & says the family lived at Pleudihen from 1764-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 66-67, calls her Magdeleine BOUDREAU, sa [Jh AU COIN's] femme, age 58, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Magdelaine BOUDROT, his [Joseph AUCOIN's] wife, age 58, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard L'Amitié with her husband & no children; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:317 (SM Ch.:  v.4, #558), her death/burial record, calls her Magdeleine GAUTHREAUX, "wid. of AUCOIN."  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:107; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 501; White, DGFA-1, 191.

Evidently she had no children by either of her husbands. 

The researchers for Wall of Names copied her name without question from the passenger list of L'Amitié, hence the confusion with her surname.  Deeper research reveals that there can be no doubt she was a GAUTREAUX, not a BOUDREAUX. 

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