APPENDICES

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

GUÉRIN

[gay-RANH]

ACADIA

François Guérin, perhaps from Poitou, France, married Anne, a daughter of Jean Blanchard and Radegonde Lambert, at Port-Royal in c1659.  She gave him five children, including two sons:  Jérôme, born at Port-Royal c1665; and François, fils, born at Port-Royal c1669.  Their three daughters married into the Godin dit Châtillon dit Beauséjour, Arseneau, and Doucet families.  François, père died at Port-Royal before the first Acadian census was taken in 1671.  Anne remarried to Pierre l'aîné, son of Denis Gaudet and Martine Gauthier, at Port-Royal in c1672.  Anne's younger son François Guérin, fils probably died young, but older son Jérôme came of age and fathered many children of his own. 

Jérôme married Isabelle, or Élisabeth, daughter of  Martin Aucoin and Marie Gaudet, at Port-Royal in c1698.  They moved to Cobeguit by 1701, one of the first families to settle there, and had 13 children.  Seven of their daughters married into the Bourg, Thériot, Pitre, Boudrot, and Dugas families, two of them to brothers.  Jérôme and Isabelle's five sons, all born at Cobeguit, created families of their own.  All of them left Cobeguit and moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, or Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, before 1752:

Oldest son Pierre, born in June 1712, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Pierre Bourg, probably at Cobeguit in c1734. 

François le jeune, born in c1718, married Geneviève, daughter of Joseph Mius, in c1746.  They were counted at Grande-Ascension on Île St.-Jean in 1752. 

Jean-Baptiste, born in c1719, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of François Bourg, in c1749.  They were counted at La Pointe-à-La-Jeunesse on Île Royale, in 1752

Dominique, born in c1721, married Anne, daughter of Jacques à François LeBlanc, in c1746.  They also were counted at La Pointe-à-La-Jeunesse on Île Royale, in 1752

Youngest son Charles, born in c1725, married Marguerite, daughter of Jean Henry, in c1746.  They were counted at Rivière-du-Ouest on Île St.-Jean in 1752. 

By 1755, most, if not all, of François Guérin's descendants were living on Île St.-Jean or Île Royale.  

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Another Guérin, Pierre dit LaForge, son of Étienne Guérin and Marie Ranet, probably no kin to François, married Jeanne, daughter of Jean Bourg, at Port-Royal in October 1705.  They do not seem to have produced any children.

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

All of the Acadian Guérins who emigrated to Louisiana came from France in 1785 aboard three of the Seven Ships.  Only one of them chose to settle on the river:

Françoise Guérin, age 75, widow of François Thériot, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, with the family of Charles Henry and Marguerite Thériot, probably her daughter and son-in-law.  They reached New Orleans in December and chose to go to the Baton Rouge area. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

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

Dominique Guérin, age 63, now a widower, sailed to New Orleans aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August 1785.  With him were two of his unmarried daughters--Élisabeth, or Isabelle, age 25, and Brigide, age 15.  (Dominique in fact may have died on the voyage over or in New Orleans soon after the ship arrived; he appears in no Louisiana census.)  Élisabeth married Jean-Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Prosper Landry, at Lafourche in February 1786 but died by 1790, when her husband remarried at Lafourche; Jean-Pierre also had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, so they probably had known one another in France.  Brigide married François-Jean, son of fellow Acadian Blaise Thibodeaux, at Assumption in July 1796; François-Jean also had come to the colony from France, aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships.  Brigide died in Assumption Parish in April 1830; the Plattenville priest who recorded her burial said that she died at "age 66 yrs.," but she was "only" 60. 

Joseph Guérin, age 33, Dominique's son, crossed on La Bergère with wife Agnès Pitre, age 38, and their year-old daughter Françoise.  Did Françoise survive the crossing?  Joseph and Agnès had another daughter, Agnès, at Lafourche in September 1787, but they had no sons.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in December 1813, in his early 60s. 

Françoise Guérin, age 22, Dominique's middle daughter, crossed on La Bergère with husband Jacques Thériot, age 25, and an infant daughter.  Françoise died a widow in Assumption Parish in October 1849; the Plattenville priest who recorded her burial said that she died at "age 47 years," but she was 86!

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Jérôme Guérin, age 35, Dominique's nephew, crossed with wife Marie Pitre, age 38, and infant son Jean-Pierre on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  Jean-Pierre either did not survive the crossing from France or died in Louisiana soon after they arrived.  Jérôme and Marie had a daughter in Louisiana whom they named Marie-Anne, but they had no more sons.  Jérôme's date of death is unrecorded.

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Despite the number of Acadian Guérins who settled on the upper bayou, they created no new family lines that survived there. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Guérin is a common surname in France, so it is no surprise that a substantial number of them came to the colony, some of them decades before their Acadian namesakes arrived:  

Jacques, son of Étienne Guérin, married Catherine St. Laurent at Old Biloxi, now in the state of Mississippi, in June 1721.  Biloxi at the time was part of the French colony of Louisiana and was in fact the first French settlement on the Gulf Coast, established in 1699.  

At least one Guérin family of early Louisiana was part of the French aristocracy.  Claude-Agnian, called Agnian, son of Alexandre-François Guérin of Orleans, France, Lord of Brez, royal counselor and commissioner general, was serving as an infantry lieutenant in the naval regiment of the garrison at New Orleans when he married Jeanne Trudeau there in August 1726.  The list of witnesses to Agnian's marriage in the church record reads like a who's-who of 1720s Louisiana.  Agnian died at New Orleans in October 1731; the city's church records do not reveal any children he may have fathered.  

Brieux Guérin, born in France in c1720, died at Pointe Coupée in November 1741.  

Pierre Guérin and his wife Marie-Jeanne Foucheaux were innkeepers at New Orleans in the 1770s.  Their son François was born in New Orleans in September 1774.  

Honoré, son of Nicolas Guérin and Perette Gautier of Lion Lesaunier, Franche-Comté, France, married Anne, daughter of Pierre Dubessay, surgeon of Mortel, Dauphine, France, at New Orleans in February 1778.   

François-Mathurin Guérin married Jacobe-Anne Bramble.  They lived in New Orleans during the late colonial period and had at least three sons, all born at New Orleans:  François-Louis, born in January 1787, lived until August 1835, Louis-Auguste was born in May 1789, and Édouard-Thomas in January 1791. 

Jacques, fils, son of Jacques Guérin and Catherine Garcia of Coin, Paris, France, was a soldier in the first company of grenadiers of the stationary regiment of Louisiana when he died at New Orleans in June 1792.  He had no wife.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Jacques, fils's age at the time of his death. 

Louis Guérin, native of Ingrandes, Department of Maine-et-Loire, France, was married to Catherine Lebeau of Nantes, France, when he died at New Orleans, age 42, in October 1794.  

A unnamed Gueren, probably a Guérin, native of Rodez, Department of Aveyron, France, an unmarried carpenter who had just arrived "from Los Écores Amargaux or the the fortress of Las Barrancas with Vizente Folque, commandant of that fortress and presently governor of Pensacola," had begun work on the house of a Monsieur Masedt in New Orleans when he died there in September 1796.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give the carpenter's age at the time of his death. 

Jean-Simon, son of Pierre Guérin of Joinville, Besançon, Burgundy, France, was married to Geneviève Sebret when he died at the charity hospital at New Orleans in September 1801.  

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Perhaps the most prolific Guérin family of South Louisiana settled at Pointe Coupée in the 1750s and was still there over a century later: 

Descendants of Guillaume dit St.-Aubin GUÉRIN (?-?)

Guillaume dit St.-Aubin, son of Michel Guérin of Provins en Brie, Sens, France, married Marie-Anne, daughter of Pierre Oliveau, at Pointe Coupée in February 1758.  Their daughters married into the Bosseron, Chenevert, Donne, Joffrion, Lejeune, Major, and Porche families.  Guillaume dit St.-Aubin died at Pointe Coupée in February 1795; he was 76 years old.  Only one of his sons married, but he had many sons of his own who settled in Pointe Coupee Parish. 

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Their oldest son, name and age unrecorded, died at Pointe Coupée in April 1759.

2

Georges, born at Pointe Coupée in December 1762, may have died young.

3

Youngest son Guillaume, fils, born at Pointe Coupée in April 1772, married Marie-Anne, called Manon, daughter of French Creole Joseph Bergeron, at Pointe Coupée in February 1793.  Their son Paulin was born at Pointe Coupée in January 1794, Zeno or Zenon in December 1795, Guillaume III was baptized at Pointe Coupee, age 3 months, in June 1803, and Terence was born in May 1805.  They also had a son named Émile.  Guillaume, fils died in Pointe Coupee Parish in May 1842; the priest who recorded his burial said that Guillaume, "Sr." died at "age 75 yrs.," but he was "only" 70.  At least five of his sons, perhaps more, settled in Pointe Coupee Parish. 

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Paulin married Euphrosine, daughter of French Creole Pierre Robillard, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in May 1817.  One wonders if they had any children. 

3b

Zenon married Arthémise Lebeau probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in the late 1810s or early 1820s.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Zenon died in Pointe Coupee Parish in May 1829; he was only 33 years old. 

3c

Guillaume III married Armeline, daughter of Alexis Lebeau, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1825.  Their child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died in Pointe Coupee Parish, "age 3 or 4 mos.," in November 1835.  Guillaume III died in Pointe Coupee Parish in September 1859; he was 57 years old.  His line of the family probably died with him.

3d

Émile married Julie Lezine, daughter of French Creole Jean Pierre Bergeron, in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish in October 1831, and sanctified the marriage at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in March 1858.  Their son Anius P. was born probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in c1837, and Émile, fils in June 1840.  They also had an older son named Clément.  Their daughter married into the Lebeau family. 

Clément married Rosella, daughter of French Creole Desolive Lejeune, in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupee Parish in June 1852, and sanctified the marriage at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in March 1858.  Their son François Homer was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in May 1853, and Bernard near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1857, but died at age 5 1/2 in August 1862.  Clément remarried to Geneviève Gauthier at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in March 1861.  Their son Joseph Anius was born near Lakeland in July 1865, and Joseph Rosilius in August 1868. 

During the War of 1861-65, Émile, fils served in the Pointe Coupee Battalion Louisiana Light Artillery, which fought in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia.  Émile, fils, along with his unit, was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in July 1863.  He accepted parole from the federals and remained at home.  Émile, fils married Philomène, minor daughter of Pervis Major, at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Émile Ozémé was born near Lakeland in January 1868. 

Anius died near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in March 1863.  He was only 26 years old and does not seem to have married.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

3e

Terence married Jeanne or Julia Bizette probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in the 1850s; if so, he would have been in his 50s at the time of the wedding.  Their son Joseph was baptized at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, age 10 months, in April 1861.  Terence died near Lakeland in January 1865; he was 59 years old. 

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Other Guérins who lived in Pointe Coupee Parish probably were descendants of Guillaume dit St.-Aubin, but area church records make it difficult to establish their exact place in the family:

Sergeas or Sergeat Guérin married Eveline Major at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1844.  They settled at Chenal.  Their son François Onésiphore, called Onésiphore, was born in September 1853 but died at age 9 in August 1862, François Auguste was born in April 1856, Joseph Batis, called Batis, in July 1858 but died at age 4 in August 1862, and François Joseph was born near Lakeland in June 1861.  Their daughter married into the David family.  During the War of 1861-65, Sergeas served in the Fausse River Guards Company of Militia, which operated in Pointe Coupee Parish.  Sergeat, "res. Chenal," died in probably at his home in December 1868; the Lakeland priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Sergeat died at "age ca. 45 years." 

Euphrosine Guérin married Paulin Broussard, perhaps an Acadian from West Baton Rouge Parish, and settled in Pointe Coupee Parish by the mid-1840s. 

Valérien Guérin married Irma Gremillion.  Their son Lucien was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in January 1847. 

Gerand, Gerant, or Gerard Guérin married Julie Aguillard civilly.  Their son John Ulpha was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in June 1852, Adolphe Olivier in November 1856, Gerant Duglas in January 1859, Joseph Mozart in September 1863, and Joseph Martiner in April 1870.  Their daughter married into the Sicard family. 

Auguste Guérin, widower of Eléocadie Guérin, probably his cousin, died at "Isle of False River," Pointe Coupee Parish, in July 1855; he was only 28 years old.  Eléocadie had died at Chenal, Pointe Coupee Parish, only the month before.  Sadly, their daughter Marie Melodie, called Melodie, died at "Isle of False River," age 7 months, the following September. 

Achille Guérin, "at Valmont Bergeron's," married Joseph Bergeron, "at Dorsin Bergeron's," at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Judging from the locations of the bride and groom, they probably were freed persons.  Their son Joseph Arthur was born near Lakeland in September 1870. 

Hortensia Guérin married Valmour Saizan at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names, but he did note that the marriage "legitimized" the couple's children:  Félicité, age 3, and Telesphore, age 2. 

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More Guérins came to Louisiana from France during the antebellum period.  Native Louisianians would have called them Foreign French.  Some of them settled on the old Acadian Coast, in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, and on the western prairies, but most of them, if they stayed in Louisiana, probably remained in the New Orleans area:

François-Louis Guérin married Marie-Martine Delery and settled in St. James Parish by the 1810s.  Their son Louis, born in c1811, died in St. James Parish, age 3, in November 1814, another son, name unrecorded, died in St. James Parish, age 3, in October 1815, and Mathurin, born in c1817, died near Convent, St. James Parish, age 18 months, in September 1818.  The line of the family seems to have died with the early deaths of François-Louis's three sons.  

Christophe Guérin, born at Nantes, Brittany, in c1783, settled at St. Martinville on Bayou Teche, where he died "at age about 40" in June 1823.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Christophe's parents' names or mention a wife and children.  One wonders if he was kin to the Guérins who had come to Louisiana from France in 1785. 

P. Guérin, a 27-year-old mariner from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Adrienne out of Havana, Cuba, in September 1825.  He probably returned to Havana. 

____ Guérin, a 28-year-old native of France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Marengo out of Le Havre, France, in November 1837. 

Melanie Guérin, a 20-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Ville de Bordeaux out of Le Havre in April 1843. 

Marie Guérin, a 23-year-old "farmer" from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Narragansett out of Le Havre in November 1845. 

Marie Anne Guérin married Félix Birg in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in December 1845.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not bother to give the couple's parents' names. 

Pierre Guérin, a 26-year-old butcher from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Radius out of Bordeaux, France, in December 1848. 

Eugènie Guérin, age 27, and Émilie Guérin, age 20, probably sisters, both listed as "farmers," reached New Orleans aboard the ship S. E. Howell out of Le Havre in December 1848. 

Fredic. Guérin, a 41-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Alkinaar out of Le Havre in February 1849. 

____ Guérin, a 30-year-old servant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Maria Eugenio out of Marseilles, France, in July 1850.   On the same ship was L. Guérin, a seaman, age unrecorded.  One wonders if the they were related. 

François Guérin, a 42-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Lemuel Dyer out of Le Havre in May 1851. 

Pierre Guérin, a 36-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Leonidas out of Le Havre in May 1851.  On the same ship was Joséphine Guérin, age 41, and Clarisse Guérin, age 9, probably his wife and daughter. 

Jacques Guérin, a 48-year-old landlord from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Hulburt out of Le Havre in December 1851.  Also on the same ship was Augustin Guérin, a 40-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, and Louise Guérin, age 22, occupation unrecorded.  One wonders how they were related. 

Armand C. Guérin, a 17-year-old clerk from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Uttica out of Bordeaux in December 1851. 

Victor Guérin, a 24-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Empire City out of Havana in January 1852. 

Baptiste Guérin, a 29-year-old farmer from France, New Orleans aboard the ship Brunswick out of Le Havre in June 1852. 

Claude-Gabriel, son of Jean-Claude Guérin of Department of Haute-Saône, France, was 25 years old when he married Jeanne Rose, called Rose, 14-year-old daughter of Acadian Hippolyte Pitre, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1852.  He remarried to Marie David probably in Assumption Parish in the early 1860s and died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in September 1864.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Claude Gabriel died at age "39 years."  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Marie Guérin, wife of Étienne Fermier, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1852.  A petition for succession inventory, filed in her name at the Thibodeaux courthouse 10 days after her death, reveals that her daughter Hélène Élisabeth Fermier was married to Acadian Hermogène Boudreaux

Alemenne Guérin, a 32-year-old female merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Robert Kelly out of LeHavre in November 1852.  Also on the same ship was female merchant Constance Guérin, age 30, probably Alemenne's sister. 

Joseph Guérin married Fredonia Trauth.  Their son Georges was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in April 1862. 

Séraphin Harmand Guérin married Marie Amelia or Emelia Fonrouge or Fontrouge and settled in Lafayette Parish by the 1860s.  They were living near New Iberia in 1868. 

CONCLUSION

Guérins were early settlers in Acadia, but, compared to other Acadian families, they came "late" to Louisiana.  Three families reached the colony from France in 1785.  None of the Guérin family heads who came to Louisiana had sons who survived childhood, so only the blood of this long-suffering Acadian family survived in the Bayou State.  The Guérins of South Louisiana, then, are descendants of French Creoles or Foreign French, not Acadians.  

Judging by the number of Guérins who served in Louisiana units during the War of 1861-65, quite a few French-Creole and Foreign-French members of the family lived in South Louisiana during the antebellum period.  Guérins could be found in Confederate units from Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, and Assumption parishes, but most of them served in companies and batteries from New Orleans and the surrounding area. ...

The family's name also is spelled Guairin, Guéren, Guéri, Guérrin, Guieran.  [See also Book Ten]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 594-95, 1492-93; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:256, 2:147-48, 3:136; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.),1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 172; NOAR, vols. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 2-B, 4, 7, 8; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; NOAR, vols. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6; <perso.orange.fr./froux/St_malo_arrivees/Antelope.htm>, Family No. 10; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family Nos. 1, 3, 4; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 22, 94, 98, 104; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 47; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77-78; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 326, 381-85; White, DGFA-1, 775-79; White, DGFA-1 English, 158-59. 

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Brigide GUÉRIN 01 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 1 Aug 1769, Trigavou, France; daughter of Dominique GUÉRIN & Anne LEBLANC; sister of Françoise, Isabelle, & Joseph; at Trigavou 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 widowed father & sisters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 15; married, age 26, François, son of Blaise THIBODEAUX & Catherine DAIGLE of St.-Malo, France, 18 Jul 1796, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 27, with husband & 1 son; died [buried] Assumption Parish 10 Apr 1830, age 66[sic]
Dominique GUÉRIN 02 Aug 1785 Asp? born c1721, probably Cobeguit; son of Jérôme GUERIN & Isabelle AUCOIN; brother of Françoise; day laborer; married Anne, daughter of Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY, c1746, probably Cobeguit; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752, age 31; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 36; at Ploubalay, France, 1759-60; at Trigavou, France, 1760-72; at St.-Malo 1772, age 45[sic]; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with no wife & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 63, a widower, head of family; may have died on voyage over or in New Orleans soon after arrival
Élisabeth/Isabelle GUÉRIN 06 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 6 Oct 1760, Trigavou, France; daughter of Dominique GUÉRIN & Anne LEBLANC; sister of Brigide, Françoise, & Joseph; at Trigavou 1760-72; 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 widowed father & sisters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 22[sic]; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, hoe, shovel, & meat cleaver; married, age 26, Jean-Pierre, son of Prosper LANDRY & Isabelle PITRE, 20 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 27, with husband & no children; died by Jan 1790, when her husband remarried at Lafourche
Françoise GUÉRIN 03 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 5 May 1763, Trigavou, France; daughter of Dominique GUÉRIN & Anne LEBLANC; sister of Brigide, Isabelle, & Joseph; at Trigavou 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 21, Jacques, son of Étienne THÉRIOT & Hélène LANDRY, 23 Nov 1784, St.-Jacques, Nantes; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 22; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisca, age 33, with husband, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 34, with husband, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 34, with husband, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; died [buried] Assumption Parish 8 Oct 1849, a widow, age 49[sic!]
Françoise GUÉRIN 04 Aug 1785 Asp? baptized 30 Apr 1784, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph GUÉRIN & Agnès PITRE; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 1; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with her parents, so she probably died young
Françoise GUÉRIN 05 Dec 1785 BdE?, BR born c1710, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Jérôme GUERIN & Isabelle AUCOIN; sister of Dominique; married François, son of Germain THÉRIOT & Anne PELLERIN, c1729; at Baie-de-Mordienne, Île Royale, 1752, age 42, with husband & 11 children; on list of Acadians who arrived at St.-Malo, France, 1758, a widow, age 42[sic]; at St.-Servan, France, 1762, no age given; at St.-Malo, 1772, age 62; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 79[sic], a widow, traveled with family of Charles HENRY, husband of her daughter Marguerite-Josèphe THÉRIOT; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with son-in-law, daughter, & grandchildren?
Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN 07 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1784, France; son of Jérôme GUERIN & Marie PITRE; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, an infant; not in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791 with the rest of his family, so he probably died young
Jérôme GUÉRIN 08 Sep 1785 Asp born c1752, Île Royale; son of Jean-Baptiste GUÉRIN & Marie-Madeleine BOURG; at Pointe-à-la-Jeaunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752, unnamed, age 2 mos.; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 6; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-72; day laborer; married Marie PITRE, France, late 1770s; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Jérôme, with wife & 1 son; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 32, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jérôme, age 36, with wife Marie age 40, daughter Anne-Marie age 1, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Gérôme, age 43[sic], with wife Marie age 44, daughter Marie age 4, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 0 qts. corn, 6 horned cattle, 2 horses, 11 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Geronimo, age 45[sic], with wife Maria age 50, & daughter Maria age 9; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Gérôme, age 46, with wife Marie age 57, & daughter Marie age 10, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jérôme, age 49[sic], with wife Marie age 52, daughter Marie[-Anne] age 11, & [engagé?] Guillaume ARCEMENT age 25, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves
Joseph GUÉRIN 09 Aug 1785 Asp born c1753, Louisbourg; son of Dominique GUÉRIN & Anne LEBLANC; brother of Brigide, Françoise, & Isabelle; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 6; day laborer; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 24, Agnès, daughter of Benjamin PITRE & Jeanne MOÏSE, 30 Apr 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 40[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, age 36, with wife Agnes age 26[sic], no children, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 28[sic, probably 38], with wife Anne[sic] age 43, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 112 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 1 horse, 13 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 45[sic], with wife Ignes age 49, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 46, with wife Agnes age 50, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 45, with wife Anne age 49, & no children, 3/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption 12 Dec 1813, age 63[sic]

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Brigide [GUÉRIN], & lists her with her widowed father & sister; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 382-83, Family No. 469, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Brigide GUERIN, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph GUERIN & Brigitte APART, & says her family resided at Trigavous from 1760-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77, Family No. 145; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Brigide, sa [Dominique GUÉRIN's] fille, age 15, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Brigide GUÉRIN, his [Dominique GUÉRIN's] daughter, age 15, on the complete listing, says she was in the 8th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father & sister, & that she was born in 1769 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 5(rev.):278 (ASM-3, 215), her death/burial record, calls her Brigitte GUÉRIN, "age 66 yrs., wife of Francois THIBODAUX," but does not give her parents' names.

As most of the records in which she is found demonstrate, the usual spelling of her given name is Brigitte, but her baptismal record in France calls her Brigide. 

02.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Dominique GUÉRIN, & lists him with 2 daughters; White, DGFA-1, 777; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 98, shows that he & his wife Anne, age 31, took 6 children to St.-Malo in 1758-59 & lost most of them--daughter Anne-Josèphe, age 12, died in the hospital at St.-Malo 26 Mar 1759, 2 months after they reached the port city, & daughters Marie, age 3 mos., Anastasie, age 10, & Francoise, age 3, died at sea, that only daughter Marguerite, age 8, & son Joseph, age 6, survived the terrible crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 382-83, Family No. 469; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77, Family No. 145; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Dominique GUÉRIN, journalier, age 63, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Dominique GUÉRIN, day laborer, age 63, on the complete listing, says he was in the 8th Family aboard La Bergère with 2 daughters, details his marriage but does not give his or his wife's parents' names, & says daughter Isabelle was born in 1760 but gives no birthplace, & daughter Brigide was born in 1769 but gives no birthplace. See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:40. 

Note that he is not on the debarkation list of La Bergère as receiving the implements that the Spanish issued to them while they waited in New Orleans for transportation to Lafourche; daughter Élisabet/Isabelle received the implements instead.  Does this mean that Dominique died on the voyage to LA or in New Orleans, or that he was too infirm (he was 63) to receive the implements?  He does not appear in the Lafourche valley census of Jan 1788, so he was probably dead by then.  If I find evidence that he died on the voyage over, despite his listing in Wall of Names, I will remove him from this listing.

03.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Françoise GUÉRIN, & lists he with her husband & a daughter; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 382-83, Family No. 469; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77, Family No. 145; Hébert, Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Françoise GUÉRIN, sa [Jacques TÉRRIOT's] femme, age 22, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Françoise GUÉRIN, his [Jacques THÉRIOT's] wife, on the complete listing, says she was in the 7th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & daughter, details her marriage but does not give her or her husband's parents' names, & says daughter Françoise-Élizabeth was baptized in 1785; BRDR, 7:231 (ASM-10, 104), her death/burial record, calls her Françoise GUAIRIN, "age 47 years, widow of Jacques TERRIAULT," but does not give her parents' names. 

Where was she in 1788 & 1791, when Lafourche valley censuses were taken?

She actually was 86 when she died!

04.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Françoise [GUÉRIN], & lists her with her parents; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Françoise, sa [Joseph GUÉRIN's] fille, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Françoise GUÉRIN, his [Joseph GUÉRIN's] daughter, nursling, on the complete listing, says she was in the 9th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents, & that she was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism.

Did she survive the crossing from France?

05.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Françoise GUÉRIN veuve François THÉRIOT; White, DGFA-1, 777, details her life, including her stay in France & her emigration to LA.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:56-57. 

So why does the passenger list for the British transport Duke William, which carried island Acadians from the Maritimes to St.-Malo in late 1758, say that Françoise Guérin, sister of Marguerite, died at a St.-Malo hospital on 5 Dec 1758?  See <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 3.

There is the possibility that she & her daughter's family did not go to Bayou des Écores with the majority of the passengers from their ship but went straight to Baton Rouge/Manchac from New Orleans. 

What happened to her in LA?

06.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Isabelle [GUÉRIN], & lists her with her widowed father & sister; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 382-83, Family No. 469; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77, Family No. 145; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Iabelle [Isabelle], sa [Dominique GUÉRIN's] fille, age 22, on the embarkation list, Élisabet GUÉRIN, on the debarkation list, & Isabelle GUÉRIN, his [Dominique GUÉRIN's] daughter, age 22, on the complete listing, says she in the 8th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father & sister, that she was born in 1760 but gives no birthplace, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her family after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:8a, 10a (ASC-1, 167), her corrected marriage record, calls her Isabel GUÉRIN, called her husband Juan-Pedro LANDRY, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witness to her marriage was Simon LANDRY; BRDR, 2:339, 432 (ASC-1, 167), her original printed marriage record, calls her Isabel GUERI, places her in the GUIDRY family section, calls her husband Juan-Pedro LANDRY, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witness to her marriage was Simon LANDRY.

Note that she & not her widowed father received the implements from the Spanish official at New Orleans before they moved upriver to Ascension.  Was he dead by then, or just too infirm (he was 63) to receive the implements?

07.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean-Pierre [GUÉRIN], & lists him with his parents & no siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Jean-Pierre, son [Gérôme GUÉRIN's] fils, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN, his [Jérôme GUÉRIN's] son, a nursling, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 21st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & no siblings.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 176.

The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi, unfortunately, did not survive, so little Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN may not have survived the crossing from St.-Malo to New Orleans.  If I find evidence that he died en route, despite his listing in Wall of Names, I will remove him from this listing.  

A Jean-Pierre GUÉRIN appears on the Spanish list of Acadians at Nantes, France, in Sep 1784, as one of the young men who have "attained their majority," but this is Jérôme's brother, not his infant son.  See Voorhies, J., 493; footnote 08., below.  The brother did not go to LA.

08.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Jérôme GUÉRIN, & lists him with his wife & a son; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 94, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, 2 of his siblings, sister Marie-Madeleine, age 4, & brother Xavier, age 2, died at sea, but his father, mother, & brother Jean-Pierre, age 9, survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 384-85, Family No. 471; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Gérôme GUÉRIN, journalier, age 32, on the embarkation list, & Jérôme GUÉRIN, day laborer, age 32, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 21st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & a son.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:39; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 60, 93, 135, 176; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493;

He was the only member of his immediate family who went to LA. 

09.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Joseph GUÉRIN, & lists him with his wife & daughter; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 98, reveals that he & a sister were the only survivors of the 6 children of his parents on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 & that his parents also survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 382-83, Family No. 469; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77, Family No. 145; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 77-78, Family No. 146; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Joseph GUÉRIN, journalier, age 40, on the embarkation list, Joseph GUÉRIN, on the debarkation list, & Joseph GUÉRIN, day laborer, age 40, on the complete listing, says he was in the 9th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & daughter, details his marriage but does not give the names of his or his wife's parents, says daughter Francoise was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 3:383 (ASM-3, 85), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph GUÉRIN, "age 63 yrs. of Acadia, widower of Ines PITRE," but does not give his parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 42, 174.  

The census taker for Valenzuéla in 1788 & 1791 must have enjoyed too much liquid refreshment when he visited this household, the ages for Joseph are so far off.  

Where was his daughter Agnès in 1788?  Her baptismal record, dated 19 Mar 1789, in BRDR, 2:344 (SJA-3, 22), says she was born on 2 Sep 1787.  Is the baptismal record wrong as to the year of her birth?  And why was she baptized at St.-Jacques & not Ascension, which was the church for upper Bayou Lafourche until 1793?  The church at Ascension had been there since 1772.  She does not appear in subsequent censuses with the family either, nor in any other church record, so she may have died young, as did older sister Françoise.  

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