APPENDICES

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

GUIDRY

[GIH-dree, gay-DREE]

ACADIA

Claude Guédry dit Grivois dit La Verdure, who also spelled his surname Gaidry, came to Port-Royal soon after the first census of 1671 and married an Indian, Kesk8a, in c1680.  She gave him a daughter.  In c1681, he married Marguerite, daughter of Claude Petitpas and Catherine Bugaret and widow of Martin Dugas, at Port-Royal.  By 1686, they had moved to Mirliguèche, today's Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, near Cap-Sable, on the Atlantic side of the peninsula.  By 1695, they had returned to Port-Royal.  In 1708, they were back on the Atlantic side, at La Hève.  Claude and Marguerite had 11 children, including nine sons, four of whom created families of their own.  Their two daughters married into the Doiron and Lejeune families.  Claude's older daughter settled at Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, after Acadia fell to the British in the early 1710s, and his younger daughter also moved to one of the Maritime islands by 1752.  Claude, père died after January 1723, when he was recorded as baptizing privately the twin daughters of his son Augustin at Boston.  Can one assume by this that Claude and Augustin engaged in commerce with New England?  

Oldest son Claude, fils, by his father's second wife, born probably at Port-Royal in c1682, did not marry.  

Jean-Baptiste, by his father's second wife, born either at Port-Royal or Mirliguèche in c1684, married Madeleine, daughter of Philippe Mius d'Azy and Marie ___, in the early 1700s.  They settled at La Hève, up the coast from Mirliguèche.  They had four children, including two sons who married into the Lejeune, Moyse, and Benoit families.  Jean-Baptiste and Madeleine's daughter married into the Lejeune family.  During the so-called Father Râle's War, which pitted the French and the Mi'kmaq against New England, Jean-Baptiste ran afoul of British authorities in 1726.  He, along with his eldest son Jean Baptiste, fils and three Mi'kmaq Indians, were accused of piracy "against the person of Samuel Daly, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and his crew."  They were convicted, condemned, and hanged at Boston in November 1726.  Jean-Baptiste, père was 42 years old at the time of his death.  His son was still in his teens.  Jean-Baptiste, père's second son Claude emigrated to Louisiana.  

Charles, by his father's second wife, born probably at Mirliguèche in c1686, did not marry.  He was living at Cobeguit in 1703.  

Alexis, by his father's second wife, born probably at Mirliguèche in c1688, also did not marry.

Augustin, by his father's second wife, born probably at Mirliguèche in c1690, married Jeanne, daughter of Jean Hébert and Jeanne Doiron, in c1722.  They lived for a time at Boston, Massachusetts, where Augustin likely was a merchant, but settled at l'Assomption, Pigiguit

A second Claude, fils, by his father's second wife, born either at Mirliguèche or Port-Royal in c1694, did not marry.  

Joseph, by his father's second wife, born probably at Port-Royal in c1695, also did not marry.  He was back at Mirliguèche in 1725.  

Pierre dit Grivois, also called Labine, from his father's second wife, born at Port-Royal in c1698, married Marguerite, daughter of Pierre Brassaud and Gabrielle Forest, at Port-Royal in c1722.  They remained there.  Pierre participated in the Acadian resistance against British rule during King George's War, 1744-48, and died before 1752.  

Youngest son Paul dit Grivois, also called Jovial and "Labrador," from his second wife, born at Port-Royal in January 1701, married Anne-Marie dite Nanette, another daughter of Philippe Mius d'Azy, in c1720.  They settled at Mirliguèche before moving to Baie des Espagnols on Île Royale by 1752, probably to be free of British authority in Nova Scotia.  

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

In 1755, descendants of Claude Guédry dit Grivois dit La Verdure could be found at Port-Royal, which the British called Annapolis Royal; at Minas, including L'Assomption, Pigiguit; at Mirliguèche/Lunenburg; perhaps at Cobeguit; and on Île Royale and Île St.-Jean.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Guédrys were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them--a childless couple probably in their middle age, and a a bachelor--arrived in February 1765 with the Beausoleil Broussard party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  After a brief stay in New Orleans, where one of them exchanged his Canadian card money for Louisiana funds, they followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche:

Augustin Guédry, age unrecorded, and his wife Théotiste Broussard, age unrecorded, came with no children.  Théotiste perished in the epidemic that struck the Teche Acadians that summer and fall.  Augustin's fate after his wife's death is anyone's guess. 

Joseph Guidry, age 30, came alone.  In the spring of 1766, he was counted in the "District of the Point," or Fausse Pointe, with no one else in his household, but he did not remain on the Teche.  By May 1767, he had moved to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where he married a fellow Acadian.  

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Not until the early 1770s did Guidrys from the river "return" to the prairies.  The result was the creation not only of a western branch of the family but also one of the largest Acadian family lines anywhere in South Louisiana:

Ursule Guidry, wife of Pierre-Paul, called Paul, Boutin, moved with her family from St.-Gabriel on the river during the early 1770s They settled in the Opelousas District, where Ursule died in her early 40s soon after moving there

Descendants of Pierre GUIDRY (c1742-1825; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure)

Pierre, son of Augustin Guédry and Jeanne Hébert, born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1742, younger brother of Joseph and Ursule, was living with Ursule and her family at Baie-des-Espagnols or Spanish Bay on Île Royale, today's Sydney Harbor, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in April 1752.  Pierre followed them to Mirliguèche, now Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1754; was imprisoned with them on Georges Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in September 1755; deported with them to North Carolina aboard the English ship Providence in December 1855; lived with them probably at Edenton, North Carolina; followed them to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in c1760; and moved to Maryland in late 1763 or early 1764.  Pierre married fellow Acadian Marguerite, daughter of perhaps Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and Anne Breau, probably in Maryland in c1764.  They and their three-year-old daughter Marie came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in February 1768 with the extended family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit (sister Ursule and her family had come to Louisiana from Maryland the summer before).  Spanish governor Ulloa forced the Breau clan to settle at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, far upriver.  Marguerite, and probably Marie also, died at Fort San Luìs soon after they got there, and Pierre remarried to Claire, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry, at the fort in January 1769.  In December of that year, after the Spanish took formal control of the colony following a revolt against Ulloa in the fall of 1768, Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, agreed to let the Breaus and their kin settle where they wanted.  Pierre and Claire moved to Ascension on the Acadian Coast, where they were counted on the left, or east, bank, of the river in August 1770 near his older brother Joseph.  During the early 1770s, in spite of Spanish restrictions on intracolonial movement, Pierre and Claire crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to Grand Coteau at the southeastern edge of the Opelousas District, where Pierre's older sister Ursule and her family settled about the same time.  In 1774, Pierre owned 20 head of cattle, 5 horses and mules, 3 swine, and no slaves in the district.  Pierre remarried again--his third marriage--to Marguerite, called Peggy, daughter of Scotsman William Miller and Irishwoman Anne Kiven, probably at Grand Coteau in c1781.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Devalcourt, Eastin, Picou, Rees, and Thomas families.  Pierre's rise to economic and social prominence was slow but sure.  In 1785, he held three slaves in the Opelousas District.  In 1788, near Grand Coteau, he owned 60 head of cattle, 40 horses, and 5 slaves on 18 arpents frontage of land.  A few years later, he acquired land at Grand Pointe, also called La Pointe, near present-day Cecilia, on upper Bayou Teche, in the Attakapas District.  Family tradition says that he was one of the first settlers in the area, but his children's baptismal records and a 1788 census reveal that he may not have moved there from Grand Coteau until the early 1790s, decades after the area was first settled.  (His wife's succession record, dated 7 January 1781, calls her Mrs. Pierre Guidry "of Baillou Carencro.")  By 1812, he held 40 slaves at Grand Pointe--an amazing number at that time and place (Jean dit Chapeau Mouton, an important land owner in the Attakapas District, for instance, held "only" 28 slaves that year).  By 1812, in fact, Pierre's social prominence was so secure that his daughter Célestine by his third wife was able to marry St. Martin Parish judge Ranson Eastin, a native of Virginia.  According to one authority, "Before his death ... [Pierre] had amassed a fortune in land, livestock, and slaves, including some 2,000 acres in the Prairie Gros[sic] Chevreuil east of the Teche and several tracts in the Carencro and Grand Coteau areas within the Opelousas District."  He died at his home at Grand Pointe in November 1825, a widower once again; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 93 years old when he died, but he was "only" 83; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month.  Pierre's estate was valued at $200,000 at the time of his death.  He lived long enough to see 12 of his 14 sons, four of his daughters, at least nine grandsons, and over a dozen granddaughters establish families of their own; he was, in fact, a great-grandfather many times over when he breathed his last at Grande Pointe.  He also witnessed the burial of six of his sons, four of them married, several of his daughters, one of them married, and many grandchildren who died before their time.  Most of the Guidrys of southwest Louisiana are descended from "the patriarch of Grande Pointe" and his many sons, who settled not only at Grande Pointe but also on Bayou Vermilion, at Carencro, and at Grand Coteau, where Pierre had settled originally.  Some of Pierre's grandsons were among the first Acadians to settle in southeast Texas.  Many of his descendants served Louisiana and the Southern Confederacy during the War of 1861-65, some of them at the cost of their lives. 

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Oldest son Louis-David, called David and also Pierre, from his father's second wife, born probably at Ascension in c1770, married Marie-Modeste, called Modeste, daughter of French Surgeon Antoine Borda and his Acadian wife Marguerite Martin dit Barnabé, at Attakapas in September 1787.  David and Marie-Modeste settled near Grand Coteau on the southeastern edge of the Opelousas District.  Their son Charles le jeune was born in November 1788, Louis le jeune was born in c1790, Alexis-Onésime or Onésime-Alexis was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in June 1791, Pierre-Treville was born in April 1791, Baptiste le jeune in December 1794 but died "as a child" in February 1801, Augustin or Auguste le jeune was baptized at Opelousas, age 16 months, in July 1801, Émile was born in January 1802, Joseph David in March 1806, and Antoine le jeune in January 1816 but died at age 5 months the following July.  Their daughters married into the Barras, Berard, Bossier, Dejean, Ducrest, Dugas, Dupré, Martin, and Mouton families.  David became partners with his brother-in-law, Jean dit Chapeau Mouton, in land speculation on the southwestern prairies.  According to one authority, in 1803 the pair "purchased from the Attakapas Indians more than 2,000 acres of prairie land on the Mermentau River in the Calcasieu, at that time the cattle frontier of Louisiana."   David died "at his home" near Grand Coteau in April 1821; the priest who recorded his burial said that David died "at age 50"; he was buried the next day "in the St. Charles Church cemetery," one of the earliest burials there; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following February.  

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Louis le jeune died probably at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1811.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry.  

1b

Pierre Treville married Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Bernard and Marguerite Broussard of Carencro, at the the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1811.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their unnamed son died in St. Landry Parish 8 days after his birth in January 1814, Pierre Treville, fils was born in August 1812, Placide Treville in April 1815, Alexandre in November 1817, Joseph le jeune in November 1819, Onésime in November 1821, their unnamed child, perhaps a son, died the day of its birth in August 1827, and Louis was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, age 3, in June 1837.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Johnson families.  Pierre Treville, père died near Grand Coteau in December 1837; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre Treville was 44 years old when he died, but he was 46.  

Pierre Treville, fils married double cousin Marie Elmire or Elmire Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Guidry and Marie Bernard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1836.  Pierre Treville, fils and Elmire's son Octave was born near Grand Coteau in January 1837, Ovide Joseph in December 1842, Pierre Alcide, called Alcide, in August 1845 but died at age 5 in October 1850, and Omer, also called Homere, was born in September 1852 but died at age 6 (the priest said "age 8 or 9 yrs.") in October 1858.  Their daughters married into Domengeaux and Potier families.  Pierre Treville, fils died near Grand Coteau in October 1857; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre Trev., as he called him, died "at age 46 yrs.," but he was only 45; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in December.  Elmire died near Grand Coteau in April 1863, age 49; her succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following August. 

Octave died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in November 1855.  He was only a few months shy of age 19 and probably did not marry. 

During the War of 1861-65, Ovide Joseph may have served either in the Grivot Rangers Company Louisiana Cavalry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which became Company A of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, or in Company G of the Consolidated Crescent Regiment Louisiana Infantry--units which fought in Louisiana.  Ovide married Jane or Jeanne, daughter of Charles Miller and Mathilde Burleigh, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Joseph Cleopha was born near Grand Coteau in October 1866, Joseph Omer in December 1868, and Edgar in December 1870. 

Placide Treville married Elisa or Eliza, daughter of Benjamin McClelland and Anne Hayes, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1837.  Their son Edmond Placide was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1838, Pierre Treville le jeune, called Treville, in April 1841, James Edgard was born in April 1847, Benjamin Abner near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1850, Tranolin Aurelien near Grand Coteau in February 1855, and Isaac Rousseau in October 1858.  Their daughter married into the Chachere family.  Placide Treville died near Grand Coteau in March 1859; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Placide C., as he called him, died "at age 43 yrs.," so this was Placide Treville; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in April. 

Pierre Treville le jeune married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Madison Young (originally Lejeune) and Marie Anne Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1861.

Alexandre died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1838.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Onésime Alexis married Marie Julie, also called Julie Euphrasie, Euphrasie Julie, and Eléonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Potier and his Creole wife Madeleine Ducrest of Bayou Teche, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1813.  Their son Alexis Onésime was born probably near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1816, Onésime, fils in September 1820, Valéry in November 1824, Louis David le jeune in February 1830, and Benjamin in May 1838.  Their daughters married into the Campbell and Guidry families and perhaps into the Cormier and Pollingue families as well.  Daughter Élisabeth attended school at Grand Coteau from September 1825 to April 1830.  Onésime Alexis, called Onésime A. by the recording priest and the parish clerk, may have remarried to Amelia Marie or Marie Amelie Vanhill or Vanhille at the Grand Coteau church in January 1840.  Onésime Alexis died near Grand Coteau in April 1850; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Onézime, as he called him, died "at age 59 yrs.," so this was him; Onésime's succession record, which mentions only his first wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, the following July.  His eldest son, Alexis Onésime, became a doctor of medicine. 

Alexis Onésime, by his father's first wife, married cousin Célestine Laperle or Laperle Célestine, daughter of Cyprien Dupré and his Acadian wife Marcellite Guidry, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1843.  Alexis O. remarried to Palmyre, another daughter of Cyprien Dupré and Marcellite Guidry, at the Opelousas church in October 1848.  They settled near Grand Coteau, where Alexis was a doctor of medicine (one wonders where he received his education).  Their son Valéry Cyprien was born in August 1856, Raoul in September 1859, and Joseph Beauregard Manassas, called Beauregard, in August 1861 but died at age 1 in May 1862.  Their daughters married into the Guilbeau and Pavy families. 

Valéry, by his father's first wife, died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1843.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry. 

Louis David le jeune died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1848.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that David O., as he called him, died "at age 18 yrs.," so this likely was Louis David, who probably did not marry. 

Benjamin, by his father's first wife, married cousin Martha Coraïde, also called Marthe or Martha Coralie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph David Guidry and Céleste Mouton, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1858.  During the War of 1861-65, Benjamin served in Company B of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  He enlisted at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, in October 1861, age 23; at least two of his first cousins also served in Company B.  Benjamin followed his regiment to Mississippi and Tennessee, where he likely fought in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862.  After the battle, he was reported "absent sick at interior hospital," no place given, probably in northern Mississippi, in May and June, so one wonders if he was wounded at Shiloh.  He returned to his unit by July and was captured at the Battle of Labadieville, Louisiana, in October 1862.  The Federals paroled him, along with hundreds of other prisoners, and he returned to his unit.  He probably was with his company in the Teche campaign of spring 1863, retreated with it to Alexandria, and followed it back to South Louisiana by July, when he was reported absent in the hospital at Vermilionville.  After his regiment was reorganized at Simmesport, Louisiana, in November 1863, he served in Company F of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry, which fought in Louisiana (a daughter was born at Grand Coteau in October 1864, so he evidently went home on leave, authorized or not, early that year).  He may have fought in the Red River campaign of spring 1864, and received his parole as an end-of-war prisoner at Washington, Louisiana, in June 1865. 

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Augustin le jeune married cousin Angèle Mélanie or Mélanie Angèle, daughter of fellow Acadians Marin Martin and Anne Dugas of La Butte, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1817.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Auguste Dupréville, called Dupréville, was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1818, Joseph Augustin or Auguste, in c1819 or 1820, Edmond died at age 7 months in June 1825, and Victor was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 months, in September 1836.  Their daughters married into the Guilbeau, Lyons, and Voorhies families.  Was he the Auguste Guidry who died near Grand Coteau in February 1844?  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that August died "at age 50 yrs.," but Augustin le jeune would have been only 44. 

Dupréville died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1837.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry.  

Joseph Auguste married first cousin Azélie, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Treville Guidry père, and Adélaïde Bernard, his uncle and aunt, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1842.  Their son Joseph Mozard was born near Grand Coteau in July 1843, Jacques Flavien in October 1848 but died at age 14 in February 1863, Pierre Ignace was born in February 1851, André Cyrus in March 1856, Joseph Gaston, perhaps also called Augustin, in February 1857 but may have died at age 6 1/2 in September 1863, and twins Joseph Ambroise, called Ambroise, and Joseph Arthur were born in November 1858, but Ambroise died at age 4 1/2 in March 1863. Their daughter married into the Dufilho family.  Azélie died near Grand Coteau in November 1866; she was only 42 years old; her succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December. 

Victor married cousin Constance, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Potier and Virginie Guidry, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1855.  Their child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Grand Coteau in November 1857, son Joseph Auguste was born in June 1860, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died "at age 3 wks." in April 1863.  During the War of 1861-65, Victor served as a private and then a sergeant in Company B of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  He enlisted at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, in October 1861, age 25; at least two of his first cousins also served in Company B.  Victor followed his regiment to Mississippi and Tennessee, where he likely fought in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862.  After the battle, he was reported "absent sick at interior hospital," no place given, probably in northern Mississippi, in May and June, so one wonders if he was wounded at Shiloh.  In July and August, he was absent without leave (note the birth of his child in April 1863), but returned to his regiment.  He was with his unit during the Lafourche campaign of fall 1862 and the Teche campaign of spring of 1863 but went AWOL again in late August of that year after his regiment had retreated to Alexandria and then returned to South Louisiana.  After that time, his Confederate service record falls silent. 

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Joseph David married cousin Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean dit Chapeau Mouton and his Creole wife Marie Marthe Borda of Lafayette Parish, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1826.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son David Aristide was born in September 1827, Alexandre Thelesmar, called Thelesmar, in May 1830, Félix in February 1834, Stanislas was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, age 1, in September 1837, Demetre Horace, called Horace, was born in October 1842, and Jean Baptiste in March 1852.  Their daughters married into the Dufilho or Dupilho and Guidry families. 

David Aristide married cousin Marie Félicia, called Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Eugène Mouton and his Creole wife Eulalie Voorhies, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1849.  Their son Joseph Edmond was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1850 but died at age 2 1/2 in December 1852, Carlos Aristide was born in February 1854, Édouard Léopold in September 1856, Félix in September 1862, and Jean Baptiste Adolphe in February 1866. 

Thelesmar married first cousin Constance, daughter of fellow Acadians Onésime Alexis Guidry and Julie Potier, his aunt and uncle, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1850.  Their son Joseph Alcée was born near Grand Coteau in September 1864 , and Onésime Léonce in August 1867.  During the War of 1861-65, Thelesmar served in Company B of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  He enlisted at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, in October 1861, age 31; at least two of his first cousins also served in Company B.  Thelesmar followed his regiment to Mississippi and Tennessee, was wounded in action at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862, sent home on wounded furlough, and was discharged from the service probably because of his wound in June 1863. 

Félix married cousin Eliza Coraïde, called Coraïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Louis Valsin Mouton and Carmelite Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1854.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Paul Armand was born in August 1863, and Jean Berkmans in April 1869.

Stanislas married first cousin Philomène, daughter of Pierre Treville Guidry, père and Adélaïde Bernard, his uncle and aunt, at the Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1857.  Their son Ferdinand Ferman was born near Grand Coteau in October 1857.  Philomène died near Grand Coteau in May 1858; she was only 20 years old; her succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following September.  Stanislas remarried to cousin Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Potier and Victorine Guidry, at the Grand Coteau church in June 1860.  Their son Jean Alcibiade Manassas was born near Grand Coteau in August 1861, Joseph Gayozos in October 1862, and David Stanislas in March 1866. 

Horace married cousin Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Adolphe Guidry and Clementine Guilbeau, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1862, and may have remarried to Marguerite Lesimane Bouquinais or Bouquinet.  Their son Ernest was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in October 1866, and Marcel in August 1869. 

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Olivier, by his father's second wife, born probably at Ascension in c1771, married Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Semer and Marie Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in June 1791.  They settled at Grande Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Julien was baptized at Attakapas, age 1 1/2 months, in June 1795, Auguste le jeune was born at Grand Pointe in February 1799, Olivier, fils in September 1801, Joseph Treville or Théoville, called Treville, in August 1809, and Louis le jeune in October 1811.  They also had a son named Zéphirin, unless he was Auguste le jeune.  Their daughters married into the David, Dugas, Landry, Patin, and Thibodeaux families.  Olivier, père died in St. Martin Parish in February 1838; he was 67 years old.  Some of his descendants moved to the Abbeville area of Vermilion Parish by the 1850s.  

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Zéphirin married Adeline, called Deline, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Dupuis and Élisabeth Benoit of Manchac and Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1819.  Zéphirin's succession record was filed at the Abbeville courthouse, Vermilion Parish, in 1856; the succession record does not give a hint as to Zéphirin's age.  Did he father any children? 

2b

Olivier, fils married Isabelle or Élisabeth Belzire, called Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadians Cyrille Thibodeaux and Scholastique Breaux of Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1822.  Their son Louis le jeune, perhaps also called Don Louis, was born in St. Martin Parish in July 1824, Dupréville in c1825 but died at age 6 in September 1831, Olivier III was born in April 1827, Cyrille Trasimond, called Trasimond, in July 1828, Julien in April 1832, Arvillien in March 1835, and another Olivier III died 15 days after his birth in March 1836.  Their daughters married into the Bijeaux, Lemaire, Leonard, and Nunez families.  Olivier, fils, called a widower in the marriage record, at age 42, likely remarried to cousin Elisa or Élisabeth, 22-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Sonnier and Julienne Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1843.  Their son Louis was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1847, Antoine in November 1849, Joseph Stevins in August 1851, and Limas in March 1856.  Olivier, fils died in St. Martin Parish in August 1855; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Olivier died "at age 53 yrs.," so this probably was him.   

Louis le jeune, by his father's first wife, may have married French Creole Coralie Dartes and settled in St. Martin Parish by the late 1840s.  Their son Louis, fils was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, age 2 months, in April 1848, Julien was born in March 1853, Jules Jean in May 1859, and Giles in September 1861.  Louis le jeune likely died near Breaux Bridge in October 1865; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Don Louis, as he called him, died "at age 40 yrs."; Louis le jeune would have been 41 years old; his succession record, which also called him Don Louis but which mentioned his wife, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later in the month. 

Cyrille Trasimond, by his father's first wife, married Azélica or Azélie, daughter of Sébastien Nunez and Clementine Lapointe, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1854.  Their son Cyrille Trasimond, fils was born near Abbeville in April 1855, Olivier le jeune in January 1857, Arthur in June 1859 but died at age 1 in June 1860, Gilbert was born in June 1861, Sébastien in February 1864, and twins Adolphe and Rodolphe Anselme in April 1868.

Arvillien, by his father's first wife, married Eveline or Aveline, daughter of Gédéon Hargrave or Hargrove and Clarisse Nunez, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1856.  Their son Arvillien, fils was born near Abbeville in October 1858, and Olivier in October 1864. 

Julien, by his father's first wife, married cousin Eliza or Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier Thibodeaux and Apolline Arthémise Melançon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1858.  Their son Achille was born near Breaux Bridge in September 1865 but died at age 2 1/2 in April 1868, and Adam was born in November 1869.

2c

Joseph Treville married Louise, also called Loison and Edervisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Potier and his Creole wife Madeleine Ducrest, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1831.  Their son Edmond or Édouard was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1832 but died at age 5 in September 1837, Joseph, fils was born in December 1836, Louis le jeune in July 1839, and Alexis in June 1851.  Their daughter married into the Patin family.  Joseph Treville remarried to Julie, daughter of fellow Acadians Sylvestre LeBlanc and Perosine Duhon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1866; Joseph Treville was 57 years old at the time of the wedding. 

2d

Louis le jeune married Marie Eurasie or Erasie, also called Uranie, another daughter of Sylvestre LeBlanc and Perosine Duhon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1832.  Their son Eugène was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1840, Hippolyte near Breaux Bridge in January 1848 but died the following August, Olivier was born in April 1853, and Omer in October 1855.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Huval, and Robert families. 

Eugène married Marie Amelia, called Amelia, daughter of André Robert and his Acadian wife Adèle Orillion, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1869; Eugène's sister Ernestine married Amelia's brother Arnaud William. 

2e

Julien married Marie Eméranthe, called Eméranthe, daughter of French Canadian Solastie Roy and his Creole wife Marie Nezat, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1832.  Their son Jules Julien was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1838.  Their daughters married into the Champagne and Domengeaux families.  Julien, père's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April 1845; he would have been in his early 50s that year. 

Jules Julien married cousin Azélima or Azélina, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine dit Seven Guidry and Hotense Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1856.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Julien Chapman was born in October 1857, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died "at age a few hours" in June 1859, another child, name unrecorded, also perhaps a son, died "at birth" in June 1860, Joseph Cyrus was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in March 1865, and Jules Noe in August 1866 but died less than a week after his birth. 

2f

Auguste le jeune may have been the Auguste Guidry who died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1844.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Auguste died "at age 50 yrs.," but Auguste le jeune would have been only 45.  Did he marry? 

3

Joseph dit Mines, by his father's second wife, born probably at Ascension in the early 1770s, married Marie Scholastique, called Scholastique and Colastie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Charles Hébert dit Manuel and Madeleine Robichaux, at Attakapas in September 1793.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in March 1797, Alexandre Laisan or Lessin in May 1799, Antoine Levennes, also called Antoine dit Seven and Seven Antoine, in January 1811, Onésime in January 1812, and Eusèbe in May 1818.  They also had a son named Sosthène who may have been Antoine's twin.  Joseph, père and Scholastique's daughters married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian), Duhon, Hébert, Patin, Sonnier, and Trahan families.  Joseph, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in April 1837; he would have been in his mid-60s that year.  

3a

Joseph, fils married Marie Azélie, called Zélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Augustin Comeaux and Céleste Sonnier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1818.  Their son Joseph III was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1819, Augustin Carolus in Lafayette Parish in December 1823, Charles Oculi was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2 years, 1 month, and Sosthène le jeune at age 3 months, 7 days, in March 1828, a few days after their father died.  Their daughter married into the Gaullet or Goulet family.  Joseph, fils was "found drowned in a 'marret' ('marais" is a marshland, swamp, or lowland area) near L'ille aux Cannes" in March 1828; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph, fils died "at age 33 years," but he was only 31; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in July 1832, and a second succession record, naming his wife and children and calling him "Joseph Sr. of Iberville parish," was filed at the same courthouse in August 1838 (one wonders if this second succession record confused Joseph, fils with his father).  

Joseph III married Marie Oliva, called Oliva and also Celine, daughter of fellow Acadian Henry Landry and his Creole wife Marie Louise Begnaud, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1839.  Their son Alexandre was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1840.  Their daughter married into the Melançon family. 

Alexandre married cousin Marie Eugénie, called Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Landry and Marie Azélie Comeaux, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1862.  Their son Eraste was born near Youngsville in April 1866, and Edgar in September 1868. 

Augustin Carolus married Émelia or Amelia, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Sosthène Boudreaux and Anastasie Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1846.  Their son Joseph Dupré was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1850, and Augustin, fils near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1856.  Their daughter married into the Dartes family.  Augustin Carolus remarried to Marie or Marine, daughter of fellow Acadians Philippe de Saint-Julien Lachaussée le jeune and his first wife Hortense LeBlanc and widow of Euclide Bernard, at the Vermilionville church in September 1860.  Elzea, perhaps a son, was born near Abbeville in August 1861, and Raphaël near Youngsville in December 1868. 

Charles Oculi married first cousin Azélima, called Zélima, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Lessin Guidry and Carmelite Broussard, his uncle and aunt, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Albert was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1855, Marcel in March 1859, Mozart in December 1860 but died the following June, and Charles, fils was born in May 1862. 

Sosthène le jeune married Marie Azéma, Aima, or Anna, also called Lodoiska, daughter of fellow Acadians Don Louis Broussard and Lodoiska Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1851.  Their son François Sosthène was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1853.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family.  Sosthène died in Lafayette Parish in July 1853; he was was only 25 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in August. 

3b

Alexandre Lessin married Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean François Broussard dit Beausoleil and his first wife Gertrude Thibodeaux of Pont du Vermilion or Pin Hook Bridge, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1821.  Their son Azemor was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 20 months, in February 1827, Alexandre, fils was born in September 1827, Lessin was baptized at age 1 1/2 in November 1830, Dupréville, called Dupré, at age 13 months in June 1832, Éloi, also called Édouard, at age 1 in January 1834, Treville at age 1 in August 1835, Seven was born in April 1836 but died at age 1 in June 1837, Jules was baptized at age 44 days in April 1838, and Erasme, perhaps also called Eraste, was born in August 1841.  They also had sons named Edgar Prosper and Homere D.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Comeaux, Doucet, Dugas, and Guidry families.  (Another of their daughters, Marie, died in Lafayette Parish on 9 February 1824 within hours of her birth, but not before the priest from nearby Vermilionville, Father Michel-Bernard Barrière, formerly of St. Martin de Tours in St. Martinville, baptized her.  In the baptismal record, Father Barrière wrote a poignant description of little Marie and her short time in this world:  "I went to Mr. Jean dit son of François Beausoleil [Broussard, so Marie was born at her maternal grandfather's house near Pin Hook Bridge].  I baptized a young girl at birth ... but born with such a deformity that we could with reason, count on her days because of such a large growth on her head which was larger than the head itself, otherwise she was in a natural (perfect) state."  Little Marie was buried in the parish cemetery at Vermilionville the following day.)  Alexandre remarried to Marcellite, daughter of French Creole Jacques Fostin and his Acadian wife Julie Hébert and widow of Valéry Breaux, père, at the Vermilionville church in January 1852; Marcellite's mother was an Hébert; Alexandre was 52 years old at the time of the wedding; two of his children by his first wife married two of Marcellite's children by her first husband the following November and December.  Alexandre Lessin may have died in Lafayette Parish in October 1861; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Lessaint, as he called him, died "at age 54 yrs."; Alexandre Lessin would have been 62.  Eight of his sons created families of their own, and three of them married Bernard sisters.  At least two of his sons served Louisiana and the Southern Confederacy, one at the cost of his life. 

Alexandre, fils, by his father's first wife, married Éloise, Eloisa, or Louisa, daughter of fellow Acadians François Breaux and Marie Cormier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1848.  Their son Félix was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1849, François Arthur in April 1851, Alexandre III died, age unrecorded, in November 1852, and Léopold was born in March 1855 but died at age 1 in May 1856.  During the War of 1861-65, Alexandre, fils likely served in Company B of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  If this was him, he enlisted at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, in August 1861, age 34; his younger brother Erasme, called Eraste, was a private in Company F of the 18th Louisiana.  Perhaps because of his mature age, Alexandre, fils was elected a sergeant in his company.  He was on furlough in early 1862 and rejoined the regiment at Camp Benjamin, Louisiana, in February.  He followed his regiment to Mississippi and Tennessee and was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862.  After going on wounded furlough, he rejoined the regiment in July and followed it to Louisiana, where he fought in the Lafourche valley campaign in autumn 1862 and the Teche valley campaign in spring 1863.  After his unit retreated to Alexandria and then returned to South Louisiana, he served as a provisions guard at Vermilionville later that summer.  Following the reorganization of his regiment at Simmesport, Louisiana, in November 1863, he served in Company F of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry in Louisiana.  He went on furlough again, perhaps because of his Shiloh wound, in February 1864, but may not have returned to his regiment.  His name "appears in [the] body of a letter dated Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Plaquemine," Louisiana, 9 April 1865, as a Rebel deserter.  He received his parole as an end-of-war prisoner at Washington, Louisiana, in June 1865.  Alexandre, fils remarried to Noemi, daughter of Louis Judice and Marie Labarthe, at the Vermilionville church in April 1866.  Their son Joseph Alcibiade was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1867, François Alexandre in April 1868, and Paul Éloi in May 1869.  Alexandre, fils died in February 1920, age 92, and was buried in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Cecilia, on upper Bayou Teche.

Félix, by his father's first wife, married Julie, daughter of John Creighton and his Acadian wife Euphémie Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1868. 

Dupré, by his father's first wife, married Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Treville Bernard and Azélie Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1852.  Their son Arthur was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1855, Robert in April 1858, and Louis in September 1860.  Dupré may have died in Lafayette Parish in January 1863; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Dupré died "at age 36 yrs."; this Dupré would have been only 31.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Lessin, by his father's first wife, married stepsister Louisianaise, daughter of fellow Acadian Valéry Breaux, père, and his Creole wife Marcellite Fostin, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1852; Louisianaise's mother had become Lessin's stepmother the previous January.  Their son Léonard was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1857.  Their daughter married into the Theall or Theald family.  Lessin remarried to double cousin Mélasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Treville Broussard and Sidalise Broussard, at the Vermilionville church in January 1866.  Their son Eraste le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1866, and Numa in January 1870. 

Treville, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Scholastie or Colastie, daughter of Eusèbe Guidry and Marie Uranie Broussard, his uncle and aunt, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1854.  Their son François Orfila was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1856, and Adam in November 1866. 

Éloi, by his father's first wife, married Elmire, another daughter of Joseph Treville Bernard and Azélie Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1857.  Their son Jules was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1858, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died "at age a few wks." in July 1863, and Rodolphe was born in August 1864.  Éloi died in Lafayette Parish in August 1869; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Éloi died "at age 36 yrs.," so this probably was him; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse sometime in 1869. 

Jules, by his father's first wife, married Belzire, yet another daughter of Joseph Treville Bernard and Azélie Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1859. 

Erasme, by his father's first wife, called Eraste by the recording clerk, received his emancipation in Lafayette Parish in October 1861, age 20.  During the War of 1861-65, he probably was the Eraste Guidry who served in Company F of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  Eraste enlisted in Company F at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, in October 1861, several weeks before his emancipation; his older brother Alexandre, fils was a sergeant in Company B of the 18th Louisiana.  Eraste followed his regiment to Mississippi, and was wounded in action at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862.  Although he was listed as "wounded present" with his regiment in the spring and summer of 1862, he may have accompanied his unit to Louisiana in early October, but, because of his wound, he probably remained at a general hospital in Mississippi.  Evidently his wound proved to be fatal.  He died in late October 1862, five days before his regiment fought in the Battle of Labadieville in the upper Lafourche valley.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his death, and perhaps his burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Eraste, as he called him, died "at age 19 yrs."; Erasme would have been 21; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November. 

Edgar Prosper, by his father's first wife, married Sarah Jesse, daughter of William Brandt and Isabelle Rulong or Rulang, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1866.  Their son Alexandre le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1870. 

Homere D., by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian and former governor Alexandre Mouton and his second wife Emma Gardner, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1868. 

3c

Antoine dit Seven married Anne Hortense, called Hortense, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean François Broussard dit Beausoleil and his second wife Hortense Broussard, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1831.  Their son Guillaume, called William, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age unrecorded, in January 1852, and Jean Joseph was born in August 1857.  They also had an older son named Antoine, fils.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Mills, and Moore families.  Antoine dit Seven died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1867; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Seven Antoine, as he called him, died "at age 63 years," but he was only 56. 

During the War of 1861-65, Antoine, fils may have served in Company A of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Antoine, fils married Mathilde or Mathilda, daughter of Nayton Foreman and ____ Higginbotham, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1865. 

William married Élise, daughter of French Canadian Cyprien Lalonde and Clara Mayer, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1869. 

3d

Eusèbe married Marie Uranie, called Uranie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Broussard and Susanne Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1834.  Their son, name unrecorded, died in Lafayette Parish, age 8, in September 1841, Joseph le jeune was born in October 1838, Eusèbe, fils in August 1841 but died at age 1 1/2 in April 1843, and Olivier was born in October 1844.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Guidry families. 

Olivier died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1861.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Olivier died "at age 17 yrs."  This Olivier would have been age 16, so this probably was him. 

3e

Sosthène married Uranie, daughter of Jean Pelletier and his Acadian wife Henriette Breaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1845.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Patin families.  Sosthène died near Breaux Bridge in October 1849; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Sosthène died "at age 38 yrs.," so one wonders if he was a twin of Antoine dit Seven.  Did Sosthène father any sons? 

4

Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, from his father's second wife, born probably at Grand Coteau in July 1776, married Marie-Solange, called Solange and also Scholastique, another daughter of Jean-Charles Hébert dit Manuel and Madeleine Robichaux, at Attakapas in June 1797.  They settled on the upper Vermilion and at Grande Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils, called Baptiste, was born on the Vermilion in September 1806, Joseph Valmond, called Valmond or Valmont, in April 1813, Moïse in February 1815, Pierre Lasty in December 1817 but died at age 16 in September 1833, and Alexis was born in February 1820.  Their daughters married into the Hébert, LeBlanc, and Richard families.  Jean Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in October 1857; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste, Sr., as he called him, died "at age 85 yrs.," but Jean Baptiste, père was "only" 81; his succession records were filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in November and at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January, so he probably owned property in both parishes. 

4a

Baptiste, fils married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Dugas and Céleste Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1825.  Their son Théogène was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1826, Hermogène in October 1828 but died at age 3 in October 1831, and Sosthène died at age 14 days in February 1834.  Their daughter married into the Landry family.  Baptiste, fils's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1838; he would have been 32 years old that year.  The succession record was not post-mortem because Baptiste, fils remarried to Marie, also called Émelie, daughter of Dominique Hernandez and ____ Hernandez, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1861; Baptiste, fils was 55 years old at the time of the wedding.  He and Marie must have lived together for years before the wedding.  Their son Jean had been born in Lafayette Parish in May 1850.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc (French Creole, not Acadian) family. 

4b

Joseph Valmond married Geneviève Azéma or Azéma Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Bourque and Marguerite Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1833.  Their son Jean Baptiste Valmond or Valmont was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1835, Joseph, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 month, in April 1837, and Anatole was born in July 1848.  Their daughter married into the Meaux family. 

Jean Baptiste Valmond married Pélagie Euphémie, called Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Hébert and his Creole wife Pélagie Dartes, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1856.  Their son Jean, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1857.  Jean Baptiste Valmond's succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in February 1867; he would have been 32 years old that year. 

Joseph, fils married Mélanie, perhaps also called Eulalie, another daughter of Aurelien Hébert and Pélagie Dartes, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1865.  Their son Adraste was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1868. 

4c

Moïse married cousin Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Hébert and Élisabeth Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1835.  Their son Joseph was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 40 days, in August 1836, Alcide at age 2 months in April 1840, and Jean Horace was born in March 1843.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Hébert families.  Moïse "of Vermillion[sic] Parish" remarried to fellow Acadian Adélaïde Broussard "of Laf. Parish" in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1847.  Their son Adolphe was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1848, and Alcée in May 1851.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, later in the decade. 

Joseph, by his father's first wife, died in Lafayette Parish in September 1861.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial said that Joseph died "at age 24 yrs.," but he was 25.  Did he marry? 

4d

Alexis married Marie Sylvanie, called Sylvanie, daughter of Alexandre Dartes and Arthémise Legnon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1841.  Alexis died in Lafayette Parish in August 1842; he was only 22 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September.  Did he father any sons?

5

Paul-Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, by his father's second wife, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in July 1779, married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Duhon and Marie Prejean, at Attakapas in May 1800.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Paul, fils was born in July 1802 but died the following December, Leufroi was born in December 1803, Joachim in October 1810, another Paul, fils died at age 18 months in October 1813, Jean Baptiste was born in August 1814, and an unnamed son died at birth in August 1817.  Their daughter married into the Chiasson family.  Paul Hippolyte's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in November 1820; he would have been 41 years old that year.  His sons settled in southeastern Texas, some the first Acadians to go there. 

5a

Leufroi married cousin Christine, daughter of fellow Acadians Augustin Dugas and Marie Duhon, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1822.  In c1835, they were among the first Acadians to move to Texas.  They settled in Jefferson County before moving on to Liberty County. 

5b

Joachim married Marie, daughter of Joseph Giroud or Giroux and Céleste Robertson, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1827.  They followed his brother Leufroi to southeastern Texas in the early 1840s and settled in the Beaumont area near the Louisiana border. 

5c

Jean Baptiste followed his older brothers to southeastern Texas in the early 1840s and settled north of Beaumont in Hardin County.

6

Augustin, by his father's second wife, baptized at Opelousas, age 5 weeks, in July 1780, married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Firmin dit Ephrem Robichaux and Marie Anne Surette of La Pointe du Grand Chevreuil, at Attakapas in July 1805.  They settled at Grande Pointe.  Their son Augustin, fils was born in June 1806.  Augustin remarried to Scholastique, another daughter of Firmin dit Ephrem Robichaux and Marie Anne Surette, in c1809.  They settled at Grand Pointe and on the Vermilion before moving to Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Ursin was born in February 1810, Edmond in December 1811, and Joseph was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, age 8 months, in January 1822.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Michel (Anglo American, not Acadian) families.  Was he the Auguste Guidry who died near Grand Coteau in February 1844?  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that August died "at age 50 yrs.," but Augustin, père would have been closer to 64. 

6a

Augustin, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Eléontine, Cléontine, Léontine, or Alexandrine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Guilbeau and Marie Arceneaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1827.  Their son Alexandre was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1829 but died in Lafayette Parish, age 11 1/2 months, in August 1830, Jean Lucien was born near Grand Coteau in June 1834 but died in Lafayette Parish, age 6, in June 1840, Placide A. in c1837, Jean Huma, perhaps Numa, was born near Grand Coteau in August 1838, Jean Ernest in December 1842 but died in January, Jean Alexius was born in January 1844, and Alphonse in June 1845.  Their daughters married into the Guilbeau and Miller families. 

Placide A. married Philomène, daughter of fellow Acadians Treville Thibodeaux and Aspasie LeBlanc, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1859.  They settled probably on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Their son Augustin le jeune was born in May 1864.  Placide A. died in Lafayette Parish in November 1867; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Placide died "age 30 yrs."; his succession record, calling him Placide A., was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in April 1868; a second succession record, naming his wife and noting that she "will soon marry Théodore Devalcourt [widower of Placide A.'s cousin Zoë Guidry]," was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1869. 

Alphonse died in Lafayette Parish in October 1867.  He was only 22 years old.  His succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in April 1870.  One wonders if his early death was war-related. 

6b

Ursin, by his father's second wife, married Matilda, daughter of Nathan Forman and Tibitha Forman, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1833.  Their son Gerasin was born in Lafayette Parish in June 1834, Séraphin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 11 months, in November 1836, and Ursin, fils was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1844.  Their daughter may have married a Broussard.  An Ursin Guidry died in Lafayette Parish in November 1850; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Ursin died "at age 40 yrs.," which would have been this Ursin's age at the time, but a baptismal record for Colastie, daughter of Ursin Guidry and Mathilda Fossman[sic] was recorded by an Opelousas priest in February 1856, so one wonders if Ursin was still alive then.  Between 1860 and 1880, his sons were living in Hardin County, Texas, which had been formed from a portion of Jefferson County. 

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Louis, by his father's third wife, born probably at Grand Coteau in September 1784, married Céleste or Silesie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Savoie and Lise Bourg, at Opelousas in January 1805.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Louis, fils was baptized at Opelousas, age 4 months, in June 1806, Onésime in August 1808, Pierre Louis in December 1811, Joseph Louis or Treville, in June 1814, Hippolyte in May 1816, Alexis near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1818, and Terence in c1819 but died at age 7 in Lafayette Parish in October 1826.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family.  Louis, père's estate record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in July 1824, when he was still very much alive.  Louis remarried to Anglo American Marguerite Sloan.  Their son Alphonse Toledano was born in St. Landry Parish in May 1841.  Louis, père died in St. Landry Parish in November 1843; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Louis died "of old age," but he was "only" 59; his succession record, which mentions his second wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in November 1846. 

7a

Louis, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Josette Fostin, called Josette, Joséphine, and Josèphe, daughter of French Canadian Solastie Roy and Marie Nezat, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1833.  Their son Pierre Solastie or Lastie, called Lastie and P. L., was born in St. Landry Parish in May 1836, Cyprien in September 1838, Alexandre near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in January 1840, Lastenie was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age 2 months, in July 1843, and Joseph Ollius was born near Grand Coteau in December 1845.   Their daughter married into the Latiolais family.  Louis, fils died in St. Landry Parish in February 1845 [sic, probably 1846]; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give Louis, fils's age at the time of his death; he would have been only 40 years old; Louis, fils's succession record, which says that he died in 1846, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in December of that year. 

Cyprien married cousin Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadians Valérien Dugas and Victoire Guidry, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1858.  Their son Louis C., probably Cyprien, was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1860.  Cyprien may have remarried to Spanish Creole Marie Louise Julie Pamela, called Pamela, Castille in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in June 1867.  They settled near Breaux Bridge. 

Pierre Solastie married cousin Marie Zélie or Zelia, daughter of Alexandre Nezat and Virginia Patin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1859.  Their son Henri Adam was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1864, Joseph Roi near Breaux Bridge in September 1866, and Paul Raoul in St. Landry Parish in August 1870. 

7b

Joseph Treville, by his father's first wife, married Marie Eméranthe, called Eméranthe, daughter of Jean Baptiste Lebleu and his Acadian wife Marie Lejeune, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1837.  Their son Edmond Treville was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age unrecorded (but the priest insisted that the boy had been born in September 1827, when his father would have been 13!), in April 1838, Joseph Will, Vilmon, Vilmont, Velmont, or Valmont, was born in February 1840, and Palenion near Grand Coteau n October 1844.  Joseph Treville's succession record, calling him Terville, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1848; he would have been 34 years old that year. 

Edmond Treville married Marie Anne or Aurore Ovina, called Ovina, daughter of Étienne Latiolais and his Acadian wife Marie Erazie Breaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1861.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Louis was born in October 1865, and Ignace in February 1870. 

Joseph Valmont married Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, another daughter of Étienne Latiolais and his Acadian wife Marie Erazie Breaux, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, the following October.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Joseph Thomas was born in August 1864, and François Esteve in October 1869.

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Pierre Louis, by his father's first wife, married Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, 17-year-old daughter of Creoles Leufroi Latiolais and Joséphine Daigle, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1837.  Their son Pierre Louis, fils was born near Grand Coteau in December 1838, Leufroi Aymar, called Aymar, in December 1840, Joseph Terence near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1852, and François Thelesmar in April 1854.  Their daughters married into the Baugh, Barr, or Bow and Higginbotham families.

Leufroi Aymar married Elisa, daughter of Antoine Fontenot and Madeleine Stutes, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1862.  Their son Louis was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1863, and Joseph Ambroise in July 1868. 

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Charles, by his father's third wife, born probably at Grand Coteau in November 1785, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Bernard and Marguerite Broussard of Carencro, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1816.  They settled near Carencro.  Their son Charles Adolphe was born in February 1819, Olivier Corneville or Dorneville, in February 1821, Alexandre in February 1823, Alexis was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 14 months, in December 1825, and Alfred was born in December 1831.  Their daughters married into the Cormier, Guidry, and Guilbeau families.  Charles died in Lafayette Parish in March 1841; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Charles Sr. died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was 55; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in May.  

8a

Charles Adolphe married fellow Acadian Clementine Guilbeau at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1841.  Their son Joseph Adolphe was born near Grand Coteau in November 1845, Louis Edmond died at age 5 months in March 1856, Pierre Adelma was born in February 1857, and Alcée in August 1860.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Guilbeau, and Prejean families. 

8b

Alexis married Erasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Agricole Breaux and his Creole wife Scholastique Mélanie Picou, at the St. Martinville church, St. Landry Parish, in March or April 1842.

8c

Alexandre married Azélie or Azéline, another daughter of Agricole Breaux and Scholastique Mélanie Picou, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1843; the marriage was recorded also in St. Martin Parish.  Their son Albert was born near Grand Coteau in April 1844. 

Albert married Alicia or Elisia, daughter of fellow Acadian Don Louis Savoie and his Creole wife Aglae Castille, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, the following April.  Their son Saul Alexandre was born near Grand Coteau in January 1867, and Louis Lucius in June 1869. 

8d

Olivier Dorneville married Adélaïde Irma, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Cormier and Adélaïde Richard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1844.  Their son Jules was born near Grand Coteau in December 1844, Charles le jeune in August 1846, Henri in September 1848, Jérôme in April 1857, and Luc in September 1860 but died at age 2 1/2 in May 1863.  Was he the Olivier Guidry who died near Grand Coteau in October 1867?  If so, he would have been only 46 years old.  His succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in October 1869. 

Henri married Ademiza, Adensia, Adenisa, or Adeniza, daughter of fellow Acadians Treville Leger and Élise Savoie, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1869. 

8e

Alfred married Theresine, Therecite, or Thereoite, daughter of Jean François Domengeaux and Scholastique Mélanie Picou, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1858.  Their son Alphonse Alcide was born near Grand Coteau in October 1858, Alfred, fils in February 1861, Laurent Émile in February 1863, and Arthur in November 1868. 

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Victorin, by his father's third wife, born probably at Grand Coteau in March 1789, married Marie Zélie, called Zélie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Calais and Victoire Patin of Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1809.  They settled at Grande Pointe.  Their son Edmond was born in April 1813.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Potier families.  Victorin died at Grande Pointe in March 1818; the priest who recorded his burial said that Victorin was 27 years old when he died, but he was 29; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following June.  His youngest child, daughter Virginie, was born two days before his death.  His only son created a family of his own.  

Edmond married Marie Josette, called Josette, Joséphine, and Josite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Sonnier and Clémence Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1836.  Their son Pierre Victorin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 months, in April 1840, Jean Baptiste was born in May 1841, and Cyprien near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1843.  They also had a son named Edmond, fils.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, LeBlanc, Potier, and Zeringue families.  Edmond, père, at age 43, remarried to Arsène, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Dugas and Madeleine Sonnier and widow of Édouard Brasseaux, at the Vermilionville church in May 1856. 

Jean Baptiste, by his father's first wife, died in May 1864.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 24 yrs.," but he was 25.  One wonders if he married and if his death was war-related.  

Edmond, fils, by his father's first wife, may have been the Edmund Guidry who, during the War of 1861-65, served as a private in Company, D, 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Mary Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  If this was him, according to Confederate service records, he enlisted at Camp Pratt near New Iberia in late January 1862[sic, probably 1863], no age given, and was present for duty through February 1863.  The Federals captured him in the Teche campaign that April and sent him to New Orleans later in the month.  They held him in the city until the second week of May, when he was paroled near Port Hudson above Baton Rouge.  His Confederate record then falls silent.  Edmond, fils married Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadians Moléon Broussard and Azéline Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1865.  The Edmund Guidry who served in the 18th Louisiana was buried in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Church Point, Acadia Parish, so this may have been Edmond, fils

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Antoine, also called Onésime, from his father's third wife, baptized at home probably at Grand Coteau, date unrecorded, and then at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in September 1792, married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Potier and his Creole wife Madeleine Ducrest of La Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1820.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their son Antoine, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age unrecorded, in February 1823, Pierre Édouard, called Édouard, at age 2 1/2 in March 1828, and Hippolyte Antoine was born in October 1830.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family. 

10a

Antoine, fils married Joséphine, daughter of Joseph Chevalier Daigle, fils and Lise Dupré, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1844, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, the following June.  Their son Antoine III was born near Grand Coteau in January 1845, Joseph Arcade near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in July 1853, Edgar in February 1856, Laurent in July 1861, and Joseph in May 1863.  Their daughter married into the Jenner family. 

Antoine III may have died near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1869.  The priest who recorded the burial said that Antoine, fils, as he called him, died "at age 24 yrs."  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

10b

Édouard married Élise Bellaire at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1847.  Their son Valérien or Valéry was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1848. 

Valéry married Mathilde, daughter of Caleb Green and his Acadian wife Émilie Broussard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1869. 

10c

Hippolyte Antoine married Marie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of Joseph Chevalier Daigle, père and his second wife Joséphine Fontenot, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1853.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Joseph Wilfred was born in October 1855 but died at age 5 1/2 in March 1861, and Hippolyte, fils was born in March 1870 but died the following September.  During the War of 1861-65, Hippolyte Antoine served in Company K of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  He enlisted in the company at Camp Pratt near New Iberia in late January 1763 and was present for duty through February.  He avoided capture during the Tech campaign that spring but from late May to late June he was absent sick in the hospital at Natchitoches.  He was back on duty in July and August.  In November, he became part of Company C of the Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jacket Battalion Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana.  He took a five-day furlough in February 1864.  His Confederate service record then falls silent.  He and his wife are buried in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Church Point.  

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Pierre, fils, by his father's third wife, born probably at Grande Pointe in April 1794, married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Cyrille Thibodeaux and Scholastique Breaux of Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1817.  Their son Désiré was born probably in St. Martin Parish in c1832 but died at age 4 in July 1836, Pierre Désiré died the day after his birth in April 1833, Olivier le jeune was born August 1835, and Joseph in February 1840.  Their daughters married into the Angèlle, Bourgeois, Dupuis, Hébert, LeBlanc, and Webre families.  Pierre, fils died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, probably a widower, in May 1860; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre died "at age 70 yrs.," but he was "only" 66; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following November. 

Olivier le jeune married Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Léon Dupuis, père and his Creole wife Adélaïde Angelle, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1859; Olivier le jeune's sister Célestine, a widow, married Arthémise's brother, Léon, fils.  Olivier le jeune and Arthémise's son Pierre le jeune was born near Breaux Bridge in September 1861.  Olivier le jeune's succession record, naming his wife and even her second husband, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May 1866.  If this was a postmortem succession, Olivier would have been in his late 20s or early 30s at the time of his death. 

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A son, by his father's third wife, name and age unrecorded, died probably at Grande Pointe in February 1801.  

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Another son, by his father's third wife, name and age unrecorded, died probably at Grand Pointe in November 1801.

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Youngest son Rosémond, also called Joseph Rosémond and Pierre Rosémond, from his father's third wife, born probably at Grand Pointe in October 1806, was baptized at the home of Antoine Patin (probably the father of his niece Adélaïde Guidry's soon-to-be husband, Antoine, fils) at Prairie du Gros Chevreuil, near present-day Henderson, in June 1807.  Rosémond married Henriette, another daughter of Charles Potier and Madeleine Ducrest, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1825, only 11 days before his father died.  Their son Louis Joseph was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1826, Alexandre Joseph in June 1828, Adrien near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in November 1832, and Antoine le jeune in September 1848.  They also had a son named Rosémond, fils.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their daughters married into the Daigle (German Canadian, not Acadian) and Latiolais families. 

14a

Alexandre Joseph married cousin Uranie, daughter of his first cousin Louis Guidry le jeune and Erasie LeBlanc, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1855.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Joseph was born in November 1857, and Alexandre, fils in December 1868.

14b

Adrien married Marie, daughter of William Reed and his Acadian wife Marie Hébert, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1857.

14c

Rosémond, fils married Marie Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Blanchard and his Creole wife Marie Combe or Cohem, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1864.  A daughter was born near Church Point in July, so they may have been married civilly. 

14d

Antoine le jeune married Alice, daughter of Joseph Daigle III and Marie Celina Fux, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1870. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste, fils GUIDRY (c1761-?; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Augustin)

Jean-Baptiste, fils, called Jean, son of Jean-Baptiste Guédry and Anne-Madeleine Dupuis and nephew of Pierre of Grand Pointe, was born in Maryland in c1761.  He came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1768 with his widowed mother and siblings and followed them to Fort San Luìs de Natchez, across from present-day Natchez, Mississippi.  Still a boy, he followed his mother to Ascension on the Acadian Coast, but he did not settle there.  During the 1780s, he moved to the Attakapas District, where his aunt Ursule and uncle Pierre had settled, and married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Breaux, at Attakapas in June 1785.  They settled on the Vermilion and at Grande Pointe before moving out to Bayou Queue de Tortue on the prairie west of present-day Lafayette.  Their daughters married into the Ford, Melançon, Semere, and Villier dit Ricard families.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian François Joseph Savoie and widow of Jean Charles Benoit, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1818; Jean was 57 years old at the time of the wedding. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste III, called Jean, from his father's first wife, born on the Vermilion in January 1786, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Semere and Marie Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in June 1806.  They settled at Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Jean Baptiste III was born in September 1807, Sosthène in October 1808, Joseph Dulcide, Duclide, or Alcide, in July 1812, and Théodule, perhaps also called Hippolyte Théodule and Treville, in May 1819.  Their daughters married into the Angèlle and Dauphine families.  Jean Baptiste III, at age 65, remarried to Catherine ____, widow of Thomas Flavin of New Orleans, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in December 1851.  Jean Baptiste III died in St. Martin Parish in June 1853; the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 70 yrs.," but Jean Baptiste III would have been "only" 67. 

1a

Joseph Dulcide, by his father's first wife, married Séraphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Maurice Doucet and his Creole wife Marie Rils of Iberville Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1831.  Their son Darmas was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1832, Joseph Alcide, called Alcide, in September 1834 but died in St. Martin Parish at age 4 in October 1838, and Firmin was born in July 1842.  Joseph Dulcide remarried to Marguerite Uranie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Dupuis and Rosalie Theriot, at the St. Martinville church in February 1847.  Their son Paulin was born in St. Martin Parish in June 1848, and Andéolle Joseph in December 1850. 

Darmas, by his father's first wife, married Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Dupuis and Marie Semere, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1856.  Their son Lessin was born near Breaux Bridge in February 1868.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  During the War of 1861-65, Darmas, called D'Armas in Confederate records, served in King's Battery Louisiana Artillery, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  He was buried in St. Bernard Catholic Church Cemetery, Breaux Bridge. 

Firmin, by his father's first wife, married Clara, daughter of fellow Acadians Éloi Landry and Marie Bertille Landry, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1862.  Their son Joseph Firmin was born near Breaux Bridge in July 1864. 

Paulin, by his father's second wife, married Mathilde or Nathilde, daughter of fellow Acadians Valsin LeBlanc and Eugènie Bourgeois, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866. 

1b

Sosthène, by his father's first wife, married Adrienne, another daughter of Maurice Doucet and Marie Rils, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1832.  Their son Joseph Sosthène or Demosthène was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1837 but died at age 11 months in December 1838.  Their daughters married into the Angèlle, Landry, and Patin families.  One wonders if he was the Sosthène Guidry who died in Lafayette Parish in October 1850; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Sosthène died "at age over 40 yrs."; this Sosthène would have been 42.  If this was him, this family line, except for its blood, may have died with him. 

1c

Jean Baptiste IV, by his father's first wife, married Marie Modeste, daughter of Léon Latiolais and his Acadian wife Anne Victoire Robichaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1835.  Jean Baptiste IV died in St. Martin Parish in March 1853; he was only 45 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

1d

Théodule, by his father's first wife, married fellow Acadian Marguerite Marie Adélaïde or Odile Guilbeau at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1843.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Alexandre was born in July 1850.  Their daughter married into the Estilette family.  Théodule may have remarried to Eméranthe, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Lebleu and his Acadian wife Lejeune and widow of  Joseph Treville Guidry, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1851.  Their son Hippolyte Cyrus was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1856.  Their daughter married into the Castille family. 

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Augustin, by his father's first wife, born at Attakapas in c1788, died at his parents' home at Grande Pointe in January 1810.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry.  

3

Joseph, by his father's first wife, born at Attakapas in March 1791, married Melisere or Melissa, also called Modeste and Émilienne, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Melançon and Claire Breaux of Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1813.  They settled at Grande Pointe and then in Lafayette Parish.  Their son Théogène was born at Grande Pointe in January 1817, Hermogène in February 1821, Julien in Lafayette Parish in November 1828, Eugène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 2, in January 1836, and Zéphirin was born in October 1840.  They also had a son named Pierre.  Their daughters married into the Andrus and Hébert families. 

3a

Pierre married double cousin Marie Cléonise, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Melançon and Scholastique Guidry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1839. 

3b

Hermogène may have married fellow Acadian Marie Herminie, called Herminie and also Edmonide, Duhon in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1845.  Their son Thelesmar was born near Grand Coteau in September 1851, and Placide was baptized at the Opelousas church, age 2, in October 1856. 

3c

Théogène may have married Julie Hébert, perhaps a fellow Acadian, and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by 1850, unless he was the Théogène Guidry who married cousin Mélaïde Guidry and settled near Grand Coteau by the mid-1850s.  Théogène may have died in Lafayette Parish in November 1857; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Théogène died "at age 46-47 yrs.," but this Théogène would have been only 40.  One wonders if his family line died with him. 

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Narcisse, by his father's first wife, born at Attakapas in August 1799, married Eméranthe, called Méranthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Frédéric Sylvain Blanchard and his first wife Anne Berteau of St. James Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1820.  Their son Joseph Terence, called Terence, was born in St. Martin Parish in March 1822, Valéry le jeune in September 1826, Valsin in July 1829 but died at age 9 in September 1838, Désiré was born in January 1832, Jean Dosité, called Dosité, in December 1837, Alcide Honorat in December 1839, and Ulzer or Ulger in February 1844.  Their daughters married into the Dugas, Latiolais, and Melançon families.  Narcisse may have died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in August 1857; the priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased; Narcisse would have been 58 years old. 

4a

Joseph Terence married cousin Céline, daughter of Jacques Doré and his Acadian wife Virginie Blanchard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1847.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Jean Laloire was born in March 1854, Joseph Erville in April 1857, and Gabriel in April 1861.  Their daughter married into the Latiolais family.  Terence's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in July 1867; he would have been 45 years old that year. 

4b

Désiré married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Guillaume dit William Trahan and his Creole wife Céleste Coralie Bouillon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1860.  Their son Alcide le jeune was born near Breaux Bridge in October 1863, and Joseph in March 1866. 

4c

Alcide Honorat married Marie Louise, called Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Lasty Hébert and his Creole wife Adeline Begnaud, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1861.  Their son Lessin was born near Breaux Bridge in March 1865, Joseph Ozere in February 1867, and Théophile in October 1870. 

4d

Valéry le jeune married cousin Virginie Bazeline, called Bazeline, daughter of fellow Acadians Marin Blanchard and Annette Broussard, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866. 

4e

Ulger married Adélaïde Alexina, Alexona, or Alenaise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles LeBlanc and his Creole wife Élisabeth Tullier, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Apollinaire was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1869, and Léopold in October 1870. 

4f

Dosité married Ophelia, another daughter of Lasty Hébert, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1868.  Their son Israël was born near Breaux Bridge in March 1869. 

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Valéry, by his father's first wife, born in St. Martin Parish in September 1809, married Caroline, daughter of William Beard and his Acadian wife Marie Bourque, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in December 1834.  Their son Jean Valéry was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1847.  Their daughter may have married a Beard cousin. 

6

Youngest son Célerin, probably Séverin, by his father's first wife, born at Grande Pointe in January 1815, married Marie Felonise, called Felonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Frédéric Sylvain Blanchard and his second wife Marie Bertrand and widow of Joseph Menard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1847.  Their son Jean Sevigne was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1852. 

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During the late colonial and early antebellum periods, more Guidrys--two from Bayou Lafourche via France, and one from Canada--joined their kinsmen on the western prairies.  As a result, the southwestern parishes became an even more significant center of family settlement:

Descendants of Joseph-Marie GUIDRY (c1749-1799; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

Joseph-Marie, son of Claude Guédry and his first wife Anne Lejeune, born at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1749, followed his family to Île St.-Jean in the early 1750s.  They were deported to France in late 1758 aboard one of the five British transports that reached St.-Malo in late January 1759 and settled at nearby Châteauneuf and at St.-Suliac, where Joseph married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Comeau and Marguerite Hébert, in November 1772.  A year later, they went to Poitou with other Acadians from the port cities to settle on an influential nobleman's land.  After two years of fruitless effort, in December 1775, Joseph and his family retreated with other Poitou Acadians to the port city of Nantes.  They came to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and went to upper Bayou Lafourche.  They had more children in Louisiana.  They did not remain on the upper Lafourche.  Later in the decade, they moved to the Attakapas District, where Joseph died in February 1799; he was only 50 year sold.  His daughters married into the Dartes, Hébert, Senetiere, and Tenholt families; one of their daughters remained on upper Bayou Lafourche, but the others settled at Attakapas.  Joseph's daughter Rosalie had a natural son named Isaac Valsin in St. Martin Parish in May 1816.  Only one of Joseph-Marie's sons created a family of his own, and settled on lower Bayou Teche.  

1

Older son Joseph, fils, born at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, in July 1783, married Émilie, daughter of Pierre Bonvillain and Thérèse Carlin of St. Mary Parish, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1817.  They settled in St. Mary Parish on lower Bayou Teche.  Their son Joseph III was born in March 1820, Gustave Pierre in January 1830, Désiré Émile in May 1831, and Jean Drosin in March 1833.  Their daughter married into the Garrett family. 

2

Younger son Augustin, a twin, born at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche in June 1793, may have died young, unless he was the Auguste Guidry who died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1844; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that August died "at age 50 yrs."; this Augustin would have been exactly that age.  If this was him, did he marry? 

Descendants of Olivier dit Canada GUIDRY (c1764-?; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Gravois)

Olivier, son of Jean Guédry and Marguerite Pecot, born at Boston, Massachusetts, in c1764, followed his family to Québec City, where they were counted in 1766, and then to St.-Jacques l'Achigan, on the St. Lawrence above the city, in 1767.  During the 1780s or early 1790s, after he came of age, Olivier left Canada and moved to Louisiana perhaps via the upper Mississippi River (if so, he was one of the very few Acadians who came to Louisiana via that route).  Olivier married Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre Aucoin and his second wife Élisabeth Duhon and widow of Joseph Faulk, at Attakapas in January 1793.  Félicité was a native of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, and had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  She and Olivier settled at Grand Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion, now downtown Lafayette.  Their daughter married into the Trahan family.  Neighbors called Olivier dit Canada to distinguish him from the other Olivier Guidry in the area.  Some of this Olivier's sons also used their father's dit to distinguish them from their cousins with similar given names. 

1

Oldest son Pierre dit Canada, also called Firmin, born on upper Bayou Vermilion in December 1796, married Marie Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians Claude Broussard dit Beausoleil and his second wife Catherine Trahan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1817.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Pierre, fils, also called Étienne, was born in March 1819 but died at age 1 year, 15 days, in March 1820, Joseph Lessin was born in October 1820, Joseph in November 1823, Treville was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 1 1/2 months, in October 1825, and Émile at age 8 months in April 1826[sic].  Their daughter married into the Trahan family.  Pierre dit Canada remarried to cousin Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph dit Cadz Sonnier and Julienne Guidry, in a civil ceremony at the home of Judge Herbert Eastin at Vermilionville in May 1825, and sanctified the marriage at the Vermilionville church in May 1827; Julienne's mother was a granddaughter of Pierre Guidry of Grand Pointe.  Pierre dit Canada and Julienne's son Sevigne was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in August 1833.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Fontenot, and Istre families.  Pierre dit Canada may have owned 1,800 head of cattle on the Calcasieu prairie in 1850. 

1a

Joseph, by his father's first wife, married cousin Émilie, also called Carmelite, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph dit Cadiz Sonnier and Julienne Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1842; Émilie's mother was a Guidry and also Joseph's stepmother, so Émilie was his stepsister.  Joseph and Émilie's son Joseph, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1844, Pierre in September 1852, and Alcide in August 1857. 

1b

Émile, by his father's first wife, married Marie Louise or Éloise, perhaps also called Marie Mélanie, daughter of Joseph Istre, fils and Marcellite Courville, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1846.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Émile, fils was born in April 1851, and Joseph Clémile in July 1856.

1c

Treville, by his father's first wife, married Marie Léontine, called Léontine, daughter of Thomas Stout, Stouds, or Stutes and his Acadian wife Carmelite Benoit, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1848, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1850; Léontine's mother was a Benoit.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Joseph Sevigne was born in July 1849, Émile le jeune in November 1850, Pierre Dupréville in February 1855, and Joseph Edville in May 1856.  They were living near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in the late 1860s. 

Joseph Sevigne married Anglo American Zelienne Harrington in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1869.  They settled in Lafayette Parish. 

1d

Sevigne, by his father's second wife, married first cousin Palmyre, also called Epalmyre and Patricia, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier dit Canada Guidry, fils, and his Creole wife Marie Meaux, his uncle and aunt, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1851.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Jean was born in September 1854 but died the following January, Emar was born in March 1861, and Fernes in December 1870. 

2

Paul, also called Hippolyte, born on the upper Vermilion in March 1798, married Scholastique Claire, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Breaux and Marie Madeleine Girouard of Vermilion, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1817.  Their son Hippolyte, fils, also called Hippolyte C., was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1818, and Joseph C., also called Joc., in March 1820.  Hippolyte may have owned 3,600 head of cattle on the Calcasieu prairie in 1850.

2a

Hippolyte, fils married Luce, Lucie, or Lucy Camasac, Cammarsac, or Comassat, daughter of Martin Lebleu and Éloise Reon, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1838.  They settled probably near Carencro before moving to Calcasieu Parish.  Their son Martin was born in September 1841, and Hippolyte Omer, perhaps called Omer, in November 1846.  Their daughters married into the Sittig and Trahan families.  Hippolyte, fils's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in August 1863; he would have been 45 year old that year.  If this was a post-mortem succession, one wonders if his death was war-related. 

During the War of 1861-65, Martin may have served as a corporal in Company K of the 3rd (Harrison's) Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in northern Louisiana, and as a private in Company D of the 7th Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, also raised in St. Landry Parish, which also fought in Louisiana, especially against Jayhawkers.  Martin likely married cousin Amelia, called Melia, Guidry in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1865.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Amelia's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in June 1868.  Martin remarried to Marie Azéma, called Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadians Augustin Broussard and Anastasie Comeaux, at the Church Point church in August 1868.  Martin died in 1840, age 99, and was buried in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Rayne.

Omer likely married Sylvanie Stout in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1865.  Their son Hippolyte le jeune was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1866.  Omer's succession record, naming his wife and calling him Homere, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1867; he would have been 21 years old that year; another succession record, naming his wife and calling him Omer, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in May 1868, so he must have owned property in both civil parishes. 

2b

Joseph C. married Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph LeBlanc and Eurasie Broussard, probably civilly in c1840, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1850.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Joseph C., fils was born in June 1841, Jean Telesphore in December 1852, Hippolyte Onésiphore in February 1855, Sylvanie in February 1859, and Alexandre Martin in September 1860.  Their daughter may have married a LeBlanc cousin. 

Joseph C., fils married Marie Odile, called Odile, daughter of Lessin Simon and his Acadian wife Claire Landry, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1862.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Joseph III was born in April 1863, Jean Lenin in March 1866, Pierre Geneus in December 1867, and Adam in August 1869. 

Jean Telesphore married Noemi, daughter of Maximilien Lagrange and Marguerite Quebedeaux, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1870. 

3

Olivier dit Canada, fils, born on the upper Vermilion  in April 1800, married Marie, 16-year-old daughter of Pierre Meaux and his Acadian wife Modeste Hébert, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1821.  Their son Olivier III was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 1 1/2 months, in October 1826, Geneus, Genius, or Genus dit Canada was born in April 1828, Ernest dit Canada in July 1832, and Alexandre dit Canada le jeune, a twin, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 40 days, in June 1837.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Chiasson, and Guidry families. 

3a

Genus dit Canada married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadians Leufroi Boudreaux and Marie Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1848; Genus's sister Oliva married Euphémie's brother Ursin.  Genus and Euphémie's son Pierre Genus was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1857, and Paul in June 1859.  Genus's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1859; he would have been 31 years old that year. 

3b

Ernest dit Canada married first cousin Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Alexandre dit Canada Guidry l'aîné and his Creole wife Marie Céleste Calais, his uncle and aunt, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1854.  They settled on the upper Teche between Breaux Bridge and Arnaudville.  Their son Élisée was born in March 1858.  Ernest's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in July 1867; he would have been 35 years old that year. 

3c

Alexandre dit Canada le jeune married first cousin Emérante, another daughter of Alexandre dit Canada Guidry l'aîné and Marie Céleste Calais, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1859.  They lived near Arnaudville on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Adolphe was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1869. 

4

Alexandre dit Canada, born on the upper Vermilion on Easter Sunday 1803, married Marie Céleste, called Céleste and perhaps also Eliza, daughter of Jean Baptiste Calais and his Acadian wife Madeleine Semere, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1827; Marie's mother was a Semere.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1827, Jean Baptiste Armas or Darmas, called Darmas, in January 1830, Alfred in March 1831, Onésime Adras in July 1832, Césaire Evariste in September 1833 but died at age 1 1/2 in February 1835, Eugène was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 1 1/2, in November 1836, Étienne D'Assa was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1839, and Hippolyte le jeune in August 1840.  Their daughters married into the Guidry, Hébert, and Zeringue families.  Alexandre dit Canada, at age 52, remarried to cousin Céleste, daughter of Onésime Patin and  his Acadian wife Adélaïde Guidry and widow of Charles Dupuy, at the St. Martinville church in February 1856.  They settled near Breaux Bridge. 

4a

Darmas, by his father's first wife, married cousin Rose Basilise, called Basilise, 16-year-old daughter of Honoré Zeringue and his Acadian wife, a Guidry, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1850; Basilise's mother was a Guidry.  Their son Onésiphore was in St. Martin Parish in May 1855 but may have died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, age 1, in June 1856.  Darmas remarried to Marie Célestine or Dorarice, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuy and his Acadian wife Céleste Patin and widow of Cyrille Huval, at the Breaux Bridge church in March 1863.  Their son Léonce was born near Breaux Bridge in July 1865.  A succession record for Joseph Desma Guidry was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in August 1866; one wonders if this was Jean Baptiste Darmas, who would have been 36 years old that year. 

4b

Onésime Adras, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Ordalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Olivier dit Canada Guidry, fils and Marie Meaux, his uncle and aunt, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1854.  Their son Onésime Adras, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1856, and Alexandre le jeune in January 1858.  Onésime remarried to Marie Léonia, daughter of Anglo American Charles Greenwell, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866. 

4c

Alfred, by his father's first wife, married cousin Ernestine, another daughter of Charles Dupuy and Céleste Patin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1855; a few months later, Ernestine became Alfred's stepsister when his father married her mother; Alfred and Ernestine also were cousins because her mother was a Guidry.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Eugène was born in September 1856.  Alfred died in St. Martin Parish in February 1863; he was only 31 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following July.  Was his death war-related? 

4d

Hippolyte le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Alexandrine, daughter of Alexandre Lormand or Normand and his Acadian wife Scholastique Blanchard and widow of Pierre Olmes, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1864.  Their son Joseph Hippolyte was born near Arnaudville, probably posthumously, in October 1864.  Hippolyte le jeune seems to have died in April 1864; the Breaux Bridge priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Hypolite, as he called him, died "at age 22 yrs."; Hippolyte le jeune would have been 23; his succession record, calling his wife Alexandrine Normand, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in March 1865.  Was his death war-related? 

4e

A succession record for Étienne D'Assa was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in March 1868.  He would have been 29 years old that year.  Did he marry? 

5

Youngest son Charles dit Canada, born on the upper Vermilion in November 1805, married Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadians Célestin Landry and Marguerite Granger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1828.  Their unnamed child, perhaps a son, died in Lafayette Parish 7 hours after its birth in October 1829, son Ofphila was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in September 1833, and Théoville was born in April 1851.  Their daughters married into the Abshire, Bernard, Harrington, and LeBlanc families. 

5a

Ofphila married fellow Acadian Elisa Leger.  Their son Julien was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1852.  They settled in Lafayette Parish and were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, at the end of the decade. 

5b

Théoville likely married Marrelienne Dubois in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1870. 

Descendants of François GUIDRY (c1781-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste, Claude)

François, son of Jean-Baptiste Guédry and Marguerite Lebert and Joseph-Marie's nephew, born at Nantes, France, in c1781, came to Louisiana aboard either Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, or Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Unlike the rest of his family, who remained on the Lafourche, François crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where he married Céleste, daughter of Jean Dartes and Pélagie Provost and widow of Louis Thibaut, in November 1808.  They settled on lower Bayou Teche and then moved to the upper Vermilion valley.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Gerbron, and Landry families, and perhaps into the Garrett family as well. 

1

Oldest son Euphrosin, also called Euphrasine, Leufroi, Syphrosie, Euphrane, Euphraisie, and Euphraisy, born on the lower Teche in October 1815, married Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadians Éloi Landry and Julienne Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1833.  Their son Antoine was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1834, Euphrosin, fils, also called Leufroisy and Syphrosie, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in April 1837, Éloi was born in April 1839, and Félix near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1858.  They also had a son named François le jeune. 

1a

Euphrosin, fils, called Syphrosie by the recording priest, married Alexandrine Zulma, called Zulma, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Leger and his Creole wife Marie Mélaïde Lormand, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1856.  Their son Euphraisie III was born near Abbeville in February 1861. 

1b

François le jeune married Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Hubert Broussard and his Creole wife Lezida Primeaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1869. 

2

Théodule, born on the lower Teche in September 1820, married Célestine, daughter of Michel Touchet and his Acadian wife Célestine Cormier, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in March 1842.  Their son Darius was born probably in Lafayette Parish in August 1844, Omer in December 1845, Victorin or Victor near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1849, Onésiphore in July 1850, Horace in July 1861, and Ferjus in December 1865.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Théodule may have died near Abbeville in February 1866; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Théodule died "at age 45 yrs." this Théodule would have been that age. 

2a

Darius likely married Clementine Slone or Slands, perhaps Sloane, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1862.  Their son Numa was born near Abbeville in January 1866. 

2b

Victor married Cécilia, daughter of Jean Dartes and his Acadian wife Carmelite Mouton, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1866. 

2c

Omer married Carmelite, another daughter of Jean Dartes and Carmelite Mouton, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1867. 

3

Youngest son Edmond, born in Lafayette Parish in February 1823, married cousin Marie Aurelia, called Aurelia, daughter of Alexandre Dartes and Arthémise Loigon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1845.  They settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish.  Their son Julien was born in April 1849, Edmond, fils in September 1851, Jules in May 1854, Joseph was baptized at the Abbeville church, age 4 months, in May 1866, and François le jeune was born in October 1868. 

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Other GUIDRYs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Guidrys in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there.  The priests at Grand Coteau and Abbeville were especially negligent in their recordkeeping.  After the War of 1861-65, an astonishing number of Guidrys married civilly, without a corresponding church wedding.  One suspects that some of the Guidrys who lived on the western prairies during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Guidrys:

Jean Marie Guidry's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in October 1829.  His heir was François, probably his son.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not give Jean Marie's parents' names or mention a wife, if he had one.  

Thérèse Émilie Guidry married Anglo American John Garrett in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in December 1839.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Judging by the location of the marriage, she may have been a daughter of François Guidry.  

Louis Guidry married Marguerite Sloane, widow of ____ Hathorn, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1840.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Azélie Guidry married André Valsin, son of fellow Acadian Valéry Martin, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1841.  Both the parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Modeste Guidry married Guillaume, or John, Hardy at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1841.  The parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  One wonders if she was the Modeste Guidry who remarried to Dorcino L. Rentrop at Grand Coteau in May 1846. 

Augustin, fils, son of Augustin Guidry, died in Lafayette Parish in December 1841, 11 days after his birth.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name, so one wonders which Augustin Guidry this may have been. 

Baptiste Guidry married Marie Hernandez or Dominguez.  Their son Théophile was born in Lafayette Parish in August 1843 but died at age 4 in September 1847. 

Émile, son of Alexis Guidry, died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1844, age 15 months.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name, so one wonders which Alexis Guidry his father may have been. 

Paul Théogène Guidry died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1844, age 3.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give his parents' names. 

Joseph Guidry died in St. Landry Parish in February 1846.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give Joseph's age at the time of his death. 

Clementine Guidry married William Thomas, probably an Anglo American, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1846.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Modeste Guidry married Dorcino or Dorsino L. Rentrop at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1846.  The parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  One wonders if this Modeste Guidry was the widow of Guillaume Hardy

Azéma Guidry married Valière Hébert, perhaps a fellow Acadian, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1846.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Zoë Guidry married Théodore De Valcourt at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1848.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Her succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1870. 

Alexandre Guidry married Célestine Henriette, daughter of Dalmatian Creole Zéphirin Lambert, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1848.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Célestine's family name was originally Lamberti, so she probably had Italian ancestry.  One wonders which Alexandre Guidry she married.  Their son Zéphirin Alexandre was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1849. 

Emerite Guidry married Sylvestre J. Barry, probably an Anglo American, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1849.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Hippolyte Guidry died in St. Martin Parish in October 1849.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased.  A succession record for Hypolite Guidry was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in August 1850.  One wonders if they were the same man and which Hippolyte Guidry this may have been. 

Edmond Guidry married Josèphe Faissaid and settled near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, by 1850. 

Marie Émilie Guidry married French Creole Cleophat Menard in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1854.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Onésime P. or Treville Guidry married Anglo Creole Zelia Lyons, widow of ____ Hopkins, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish, in January 1855.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Onésime was born near Grand Coteau in October 1855, and Louis in May 1857. 

Ursin Guidry married Anglo Creole Martha Andrus.  Their son Ursin, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1856. 

Maximilien Guidry died in Lafayette Parish in March 1856.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased. 

William Guidry married Mary Tompson and settled in St. Landry Parish by the late 1850s. 

Ambroise Guidry married Annitha Comeaux.  Their son Ambroise, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1857. 

Joseph Guidry married Spanish Creole Marie Nunez at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1858.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Evariste Guidry married fellow Acadian Alsina Breaux.  Their son Valsaint was born in Lafayette Parish in May 1859. 

Eugène Guidry married Émelie Duger, probably Dugas.  Their son Césaire was born "in Calcasieu" in October 1859. 

Éloi Guidry married fellow Acadian Lezima Mouton at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in August 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Delmas was born near Abbeville in June 1861. 

Élisée Guidry married French Creole Élisabeth Meaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled on the lower Vermilion.  Their son Emar was born in September 1862, Nestor in April 1866, and Demma Joseph in September 1869. 

Marius Guidry married fellow Acadian Azélie Mouton at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Avit, perhaps a son, was born near Abbeville in June 1865. 

Anaïs Guidry married Martin Sylvanie, son of fellow Acadian Cyprien Broussard, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in July 1860.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Julienne Guidry, wife of Edmond Guidry, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in March 1861.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, says that Julienne died "at age 25 yrs."

Alexandre Guidry, Sr., as he was called died probably in Lafayette Parish in October 1861.  His succession record, which evidently included his death date, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse the following December.  One wonders which Alexandre, Sr. this might have been. 

Aymard Guidry married French Creole Eliza Fontenot in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1861.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Felonise Guidry married Charles Manso in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1861.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Adolphe Guidry, born in December 1846, died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1862.  He was only 16 years old.  The priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names. 

Eliza Guidry, wife of Léonard Dugas, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in September 1862.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Eliza died "at age 30 yrs." 

Joseph P. Guidry died in 1863.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May 1866.  Was his death war-related? 

Léo Guidry married Ete Navarre in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1863.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Onésime Guidry married Mary Léonia or Léoni Greenwell, also Greenvas  They settled on the upper Teche between Breaux Bridge and Arnaudville.  Their son Alfred was born in April 1863. 

Selanise Guidry married Charles Marceau at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in April 1863.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Eugène Guidry died "at Vicksburg, Mississippi," in May 1863, evidently during the Federal siege of the Mississippi citadel.  One wonders if he was the Eugène Guédry of Company D, 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg.  If this was him, he enlisted in Iberville Parish in March 1862 and followed his regiment to Mississippi, where his Confederate service record ends in December 1862 (strangely, he does not appear on the rolls of Company D published in a history of the 26th Louisiana Infantry after the War Between the States).  His succession record, which mentions his death at Vicksburg, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1863. 

Joseph Olivier Guidry died in October 1863 perhaps in St. Martin Parish.  The Breaux Bridge priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased.  Was Joseph Olivier's death war-related?   

Bienvenue Guidry died "at Port Barre," St. Landry Parish, in March 1864.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased.  One wonders if Bienvenue's death was war-related. 

Homer, son of Latitia Guidry, was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, "age 7 yrs.," in April 1864.  Was Latitia Acadian? 

Louise Guidry married François LeBlanc, perhaps a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1864.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

A succession record for Alexandre Guidry, fils was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1865.  One wonders which Alexandre, fils this might have been. 

Celemène Guidry married Pierre M. Higginbotham in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Désiré Guidry married fellow Acadian Marie Cormier at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled at Pointe Lyons, today's Lyons Point, Acadia Parish, south of Crowley. 

Azélie Guidry married Julien Charles, son of fellow Acadian Charles Guilbeau le jeune, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Cecilia, north of Breaux Bridge. 

Marie Fanely Guidry married Auguste Marceau at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph, son of Louis Guidry, died in St. Landry Parish "at age 9 days" in December 1865.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name, so one wonders which Louis Guidry the father may have been. 

Joseph Guidry married fellow Acadian Élisabeth Granger.  Their son Stanislas was born in Lafayette Parish in December 1865. 

Gervais Guidry married Eléonore Lanclos and settled in St. Landry Parish by the late 1860s. 

Louis D. Guidry married Eugénie Patin and settled near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Guidry Guidry married Marie Olivier and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1860s. 

Elisa, daughter of Ludovic Guidry and Erasia LeBlanc, married cousin François, fils, son of fellow Acadian François LeBlanc, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1866. 

Louiza Guidry married Dallas B. Hayes in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Marie Guidry married Dermas Arceneaux in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Oliva Guidry married Armand Breaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Zelima, daughter of Théogène Guidry and Julie Lefort, married Alphonse, son of Spanish Creole Manuel Domingue, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1866, and sancitifed the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May. 

Modeste Guidry married Martin LeBlanc in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Charles, son of Jumonville Guidry and Marie ____, married Émelia, daughter of Jean Baptiste Broussard, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in August 1866.  Were Jumonville and Charles Acadians? 

Marie Olivier gave birth to son Jules Guidry in Lafayette Parish in September 1866.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the father's name. 

Moïse Guidry married Clementine Becoeur.  Their son Moïse, fils was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in September 1866. 

Alexandre, son of Onésime Guidry, died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in October 1866.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the mother's name, said that Alexandre died "at age 10 yrs." 

Antoine Guidry married Ema Cormier.  Their son Antoine Moïse was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1866. 

Lucia Guidry married Joachim Provost in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Edmonia F. Guidry married James M. White in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Hermogène, fils, son of Hermogène Guidry, married ____ at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1867.  Strangely, the marriage record did not include the bride's name, much less her parents' names, nor the groom's mother's name.  The bride may have been Joséphine Latiolais, who church records reveal was married to a Hermogène Guidry near Breaux Bridge in 1868.  Were the Hermogènes Acadian? 

Louis, son of Onésime Guidry and Adèle Derbigny, married Valentine, daughter of Frédéric Acher, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1867.  Was Valentine an Anglo-American Abshire or an Acadian Achée

Jules C. Guidry married Delia Jones in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Céleste, daughter of Félice Guidry, married Jean Bart, son of Mulot Boutte and Marie Thérèse ___, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1868.  Were Félice and Céleste Acadians? 

Lucien Guidry married Mélasie Broussard.  Their son Lucien, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1868. 

Hippolyte C., son of Olivier Guidry and Félicité Aucoin, married cousin Mathilde, daughter of Treville LeBlanc, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1868; Mathilde's mother was a Guidry

Davis Guidry married Marie Félicie ____.  Their son Louis Edgar was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1868. 

Antoine Guidry's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in May 1868.  Which Antoine Guidry was this? 

Marie Aurelia, called Lea, Guidry married Evariste Navarre in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Lea's succession record had been filed at the Opelousas courthouse in January 1867. 

Louis, also called Félix, Guidry married Edmonia Harmon in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1870. 

Numa Guidry married Marie Savoie in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Jules Guidry married Marie Livy.  Their son Isaac was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1869. 

Gerasin, son of Moïse Guidry and Céleste ____, married Julie, daughter of Philippe Hill and Hortense ____, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1869.  Their son Joseph was born near Abbeville in November 1869.  Were Moïse and Gerasin Acadians?

Joseph Guidry married Emilia, also called Élisabeth, Granger.  Their son Marcel was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1869, and Aymar near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1870. 

Dick, son of Casimir Guidry and Clara ____, married Pauline or Poline, daughter of Mélite Wyble, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in March 1869.   Were Casimir and Dick Acadians?

Odelia Guidry married John Oge in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Elisca Guidry married E. P. Jenner in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Octave Guidry married Marie Clementine Delafosse in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Eulalie Guidry married Treville Lapointe 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.

Evariste Guidry married Marie Aurelia Guidry.  Their son Hippolyte was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1869. 

Jacques Guidry married Marie Modeste Fuselier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Louise Guidry married Frank Reubin in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Moïse Guidry married Élisabeth Abshire.  Their son Moïse, fils was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1870. 

Anatol Guidry married Aderika Mouton.  Their son Valmont was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1870. 

Alice Guidry married Charles Landry in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Onésime "Jimmy" Guidry died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Onésime dit Jimmy died "at age 40 yrs."  His succession record, calling him Onésime T., was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, later that month, and "sent to Acadia Parish" in 1902. 

Émile Guidry married Marguerite Lapoint in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Louisa Guidry married A. Fontenot, Jr. in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in June 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Emogène, probably Hermogène, Guidry married Joséphine Latiolais.  Their son Octave was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in June 1870. 

Mathilde Guidry gave birth to son Philippe near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in August 1870.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Félicia Guidry married Omer Constantin in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Joseph Guidry married Philomène Batiss, perhaps Baptiste.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in October 1870. 

Francis Guidry married Rosalie Betty.  Their son Joseph was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in December 1870. 

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Guidry families living on the western prairies during the antebellum and post-war periods cannot be linked by area church and civil records to other members of the family in the area:

Descendants of Joseph N. GUIDRY (?-)

Joseph N. Guidry married Marie Lodoiska, called Odoiska, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Comeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in May 1849. 

Charles Dupré married Marie Emelisee or Meliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Firmin Breaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1869.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish. 

Descendants of Onésime GUIDRY (?-)

Onésime Guidry married Modeste Potier and settled near Church Point on upper Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé.  Were they Acadians? 

1

Félix married Célanie, "a negro," daughter of Pede Bryard, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in May 1870. 

2

Alexis married Eléonore, daughter of Pede Young, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1870. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

A Guédry came to Louisiana from Halifax in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party, but he did not remain on Bayou Tech.  He settled, instead, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled in early 1764.  His was the first of many Guédry family lines established on what became the Acadian Coast:

Descendants of Joseph GUIDRY (c1735-1815?; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, ?)

Joseph Guédry, born in British Nova Scotia in c1735, came to Louisiana in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party.  He was 30 years old and came alone, so he was either still a bachelor or was a widower when he reached the colony.  He exchanged his Canadian card money at New Orleans in April 1765 and followed the Broussards to Bayou Teche.  Spanish officials counted him in the "District of the Point," now Fausse Pointe, in the spring of 1766, with no one else in his household.  Soon afterwards, however, he left Bayou Teche and moved to Cabanocé on the river, where he married fellow Acadian Élisabeth or Isabelle Comeau in May 1767.  A decade later, in January 1777, Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Gaudet and Trahan families, and perhaps into the Davies family as well.  Joseph may have died in St. James Parish in November 1815; the Convent priest who recorded the burial said that Joseph was 85 years old when he died, but this Joseph would have been closer to 80.  His sons settled on both sides of the river at St.-Jacques and also on Bayou Lafourche.  At least one of his grandsons, married to one of his granddaughters, also moved to the Lafourche.  

1

Oldest son Donat, born probably at St.-Jacques in the late 1760s, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Bourg and Anastasie Cormier, at St.-Jacques in February 1793.  Their son Donat, fils was born at St.-Jacques in February 1796, Ursin in March 1798, Pierre-Placide, called Placide, in August 1801, and Louis in September 1810.  Their daughters married into the Bonnecaze, Lubilavish, Rome, and Theriot families.  Donat remarried to Henriette, daughter of Joseph Ackmann, Hockman, Ockman, Racman, Ragman, Ragmon, Raukman, or Rofenau and Isabelle Folkes of Galveston, Iberville[sic] Parish, and widow of Benjamin Oubre, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1814.  Their son Edmond was born near Convent in November 1816, Eugène in September 1819, Auguste in May 1823, and Sosthène died at age 15 or 16 months in February 1831.  Their daughter married into the Plaisance family.  Donat, père died near Convent in November 1850; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Donat died at "age 85 yrs.," but he was probably a few years younger than that. 

1a

Donat, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Theriot and his Creole wife Marguerite Berteau, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in March 1818.  Their son Joseph Donat Eutrope was born in Ascension Parish in April 1835 but died at age 1 1/2 in September 1836.  They also had a son named Adam M.  Their daughters married into the Bercegeay, Boze, Michel, and Pertuit families. 

Adam M. married Veleda, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosémond Braud and his Creole wife Ursule Sompayrac, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1867.  Their son Edgard Emmanuel was born near Gonzales in December 1868 but died the following February. 

1b

Ursin, by his father's first wife, died near Convent, St. James Parish, in June 1818.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry.  

1c

Placide, by his father's first wife, married his stepsister Rosalie, daughter of Benjamin Oubre and Henriette Ackmann, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1831.  Placide and Rosalie's daughter married into the Pertuit family.  Placide died near Convent in November 1832; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Pierre Placide was 27 years old when he died, but he was 31.  His line of the family, except for its blood, may have died with him. 

1d

Louis, by his father's first wife, married Angélique, daughter of Eugène Oubre and Angélique Conrad, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1838.  Their son Louis, fils was born near Convent in November 1838, Alcée in June 1844, Félix in October 1852, and Joseph Fulgence in March 1859. 

Alcée died near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1867.  He was only 23 years old and probably did not marry. 

1e

Eugène, by his father's second wife, married Élisabeth, called Élise and Lize, daughter of fellow Acadians Valentin Gaudin and Séraphine Dugas, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1842.  Their daughters married into the Arque and Laiche families.  Eugène may have died near Convent in April 1852; the priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased; this Eugène would have been only 22 years old.  Did he father any sons?  If not, except for its blood, this family line died with him.   

1f

Edmond, by his father's second wife, married Marie Caroline, daughter of Louis Rome and Marie Caroline Oubre, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1845.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Edmond Euphémon, called Fémon, was born in January 1846, Joseph Félix in October 1852, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 3 1/2 in March 1864.

Fémon married Cécile, daughter of Francis Guilfou or Guilfout and his Acadian wife Delphine Richard, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1868.  Their son Joseph Euphémon was born in Ascension Parish in January 1869. 

1g

Auguste, by his father's second wife, married Eugénie, daughter of Eugène Oubre and Éloise Rome, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1845.  Their son Faustin was born near Convent in December 1848, Arsène in April 1850, and Auguste, fils posthumously in November 1853.  Auguste, père died near Convent in October 1853; he was only 30 years old. 

2

Joseph, fils, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1773, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Vincent and Marguerite Cormier, at St.-Jacques in May 1795.  Their son Louis-Joseph was born at St.-Jacques in August 1797, a son, name unrecorded, "recently born," died in May 1799, Joachim was born in May 1805, Joseph III near Convent, St. James Parish, in August 1810, and Auguste or Augustin in March 1819.  Their daughters married into the Lambert, Oubre, Rodriguez, and Theriot families.  Joseph, fils died near Convent in September 1835; he was 62 years old.  Only two of his four surviving sons created families of their own and settled near Convent. 

2a

Joachim married Adélaïde, daughter of Joseph Caillouet and his Acadian wife Céleste Thibodeaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in May 1832.  Their son Joseph Léon was baptized at the Convent church, age 4 months, 18 days, in May 1835, Joachim Telesphore was born in January 1837, and Émile in January 1839.  Joachim died near Convent in July 1869; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Joachim died at "age ca. 65 years"; he was 64. 

Émile married cousin Amelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Lambert and his Creole wife Virginie Michel, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in July 1866; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Joachim was born near Convent in May 1867, and John Allen in January 1870. 

2b

Joseph III died near Convent in October 1835.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry.  

2c

Auguste/Augustin married Jeanne Ida, called Ida, daughter of Joseph Plaisance and Jeanne Mestereau of La Gironde, Bordeaux, France, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in May 1846; Auguste's first cousin Adèle Guidry married Ida's brother Prosper.  Auguste and Ida's son Augustin, fils was born near Convent in February 1847, Joseph Ernest in September 1849, and Joseph Anatole in July 1854.  Their daughter married into the Toussaint family in St. Landry Parish.  Augustin, père died near Convent in May 1856; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Augustin died at "age 36 yrs."; he was 37; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1861, so he likely owned property in that parish.  His children settled there. 

Augustin, fils married Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Richard and his Creole wife Céleste Blouin, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1867.  Their son Simon Armand was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1868. 

2d

Louis Joseph died near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1859.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not mention a wife, said that Louis died at "age 62 years," but he was "only" 61.  Did he marry?   

3

Jean-Baptiste, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1773, married cousin Marguerite, also called Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian François Comeaux and his Creole wife Marguerite Charpentier, at St.-Jacques in July 1805.  They settled in what became St. James Parish and then moved on to Bayou Lafourche by the 1820s.  

4

Alexandre, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in December 1777, married Marie Mélanie, called Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Lambert, fils and Josèphe Marie Célestin dit Bellemère, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1809.  Their son Joseph was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in May 1810, and Alexandre, fils died a day after his birth in September 1811.  Alexandre, père died near Convent in October 1815; the priest who recorded his burial said that Alexandre was 35 years old when he died, but he was closer to 38.  His only surviving son settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Joseph married Marie Pauline, called Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Henry and his Creole wife Marie Perque, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1847.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

5

Pierre, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in May 1779, married Rosalie, daughter of Louis Denis Denys and Marie Anne Bouche or Boucher, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1809.  Their son Pierre, fils had been born near Convent in September 1807, Charles Neuville in April 1809, Jean Baptiste Armand, called Armand, in August 1813 but died at age 2 in August 1815, and Donat le jeune was born in November 1814.  Pierre remarried to Marcellite, daughter of Louis LaForet or LaForest and Emina Goudreau of St. James Parish, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1839; judging by the baptismal records of their many children, they had either married in a civil ceremony in the 1820s or just lived together until they sanctified the union over a dozen years later.  Their son Jean Baptiste had been born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in April 1827, Savoir, a twin, was born in May 1828, Paul in c1830, Joseph Anaclet, called Anaclet and Naclet, in c1832, and Joseph in c1834.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Parent families. 

5a

Pierre, fils, by his father's first wife, married Émelie or Marie Virginie, called Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Paul Bourgeois and Scholastique Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1825.  Their daughters married into the Braud and Villard families.  Pierre, fils remarried to Aimée, daughter of François Paraude or Parote and Marianne Shay, at the Donalsonville church in January 1840.  Their son Nicolas Valsin was born in Ascension Parish in December 1840. 

5b

Charles Neuville, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Joséphine, daughter of his uncle Jean Baptiste Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1837.  They remained on the Lafourche, where Charles Neuville remarried.  

5c

Jean Baptiste, by his father's second wife, while a resident of Ascension Parish, married Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadians François de Sales Gaudin and Delphine Landry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1840.  They lived near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Timoléon was born in December 1846, and Jule in October 1852.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois and Setton families. 

5d

Anaclet, by his father's second wife, likely married Spanish Creole Joséphine Gonzales and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1850s.  Their son Joseph Naclet, fils was born in Ascension Parish in March 1860, and John Alfred in December 1861. 

5e

Paul, by his father's second wife, may have married Marie Teresa Vicknair.  Their son Paul, fils was born in Ascension Parish in April 1855. 

5f

Donat le jeune, by his father's first wife, may have died "at the home of Widow Étienne Part [probably Scholastique Braud]" near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1855.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Donat died at "age 46 years," but Donat le jeune would have been a month shy of 40.  Did he marry?  If this was him, why was he living with a 65-year-old widow?  Was she kin to him? 

6

Youngest son François, born at St.-Jacques in c1783, married Adélaïde, called Délaïde, 21-year-old daughter of Louis Rodrique or Rodriguez and Ozite Clero of St. John the Baptiste Parish, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1820; François was in his late 30s at the time of the wedding, so one wonders if it was his first.  Their son Jules was baptized at the Convent church, age 3 months, in June 1836.  Their daughter married into the Lefebvre family.  François may have died in Ascension Parish in October 1848; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that François Guédry died at "age 67 years"; this François's age would have been close to that. 

Jules married Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Melançon and Mathilde Melançon, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1857.  Their son François Olivier, called Olivier, was born in Ascension Parish in October 1859 but died at age 8 months in June 1860, and Joseph Alfred was born in December 1865.

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A Guédry came to Louisiana from Maryland in the late 1760s but moved on to the western prairies:

In 1767, Ursule Guédry of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 37, older sister of Joseph and Pierre, came with husband Pierre-Paul Boutin of Grand-Pré, age 50, four children, ages 15 to 3, and a Boutin orphan, probably a niece, age 16.  The Spanish sent them to a new settlement, St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, on the river above Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, but they did not remain there.  Ursule and her family moved to the Opelousas District during the late 1760s.  

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In early 1768, two Guédry families, one led by a widow, both related, came from Port Tobacco, Maryland, with the large extended family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit.  Spanish governor Ulloa forced them to settle at Fort San Luìs de Natchez, far upriver, across from present-day Natchez, Mississippi, where they did not want to go.  A colonial revolt ousted Ulloa in late 1768, and his successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, released the Acadians from Natchez in 1769.  The Guédrys moved downriver to Ascension, between St.-Jacques and St.-Gabriel, but not all of them remained there:

Anne-Madeleine Dupuis, age 35, widow of Jean Guédry, came with five children--Firmin, age 16, Madeleine, age 14, Anne-Monique, called Monique, age 8, Jean-Baptiste, age 7, and Élisabeth, or Isabelle, age 3.  Anne-Madeleine, son Firmin, and her daughters remained on the river, but in the 1780s Jean-Baptiste joined his uncle Pierre on the western prairies.  Meanwhile, Monique married into the Breaux family and settled in what became Iberville Parish, where she died a widow in April 1842, in her early 80s.  Madeleine and Élisabeth may not have married. 

Pierre Guédry of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 26, younger brother of Joseph and Ursule and brother-in-law of Anne-Madeleine Dupuis, came with wife Marguerite Dupuis, age 27, and daughter Marie, age 3.  Marguerite died soon after they reached the colony, and Pierre remarried to a fellow Acadian at San Luìs de Natchez.  After Governor-General O'Reilly let them go, Pierre and his new wife also went to Ascension, but they did not remain there.  In the early 1770s, they followed his sister Ursule to the Opelousas District and established a western branch of the family.  

Descendants of Firmin GUIDRY (c1752-1799; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Augustin)

Firmin, son of Jean Guédry and Anne-Madeleine Dupuis, and nephew of Joseph and Pierre, was born probably at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1752.  Firmin followed his family to Maryland in 1755.  In 1768, he came to Louisiana from Port Tobacco, Maryland, with his widowed mother and siblings and went with them to Fort San Luìs de Natchez.  A year or so later, he followed his mother to Ascension on the Acadian Coast, where Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river in 1770 and 1777.  He married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Landry and Marguerite Boudrot, at nearby St.-Gabriel in 1786, but they settled at Ascension.  Their daughter married into the Allain family.  Firmin died at Ascension in February 1799; he was only 46 years old.  Most of his sons created families of their own.  His oldest son and at least two of his grandsons settled on Bayou Lafourche.  His second and third sons settled upriver near the boundary between what became Iberville and Ascension parishes.  

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in June 1788, married Madeleine Renée, called Renée, daughter of fellow Acadians Théodore Dugas and Marie Victoire Foret, at Ascension in January 1806.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  

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Sébastien-Joseph, born at Ascension in January 1790, married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Braud and Marie Aucoin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1812.  Their son Lucien Joseph was born near St. Gabriel in December 1813, Jean Baptiste Sébastien, called Sébastien, in October 1821, and Eugène posthumously in October 1826 but died the following November.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Broussard, and Richard families.  Sébastien died near St. Gabriel in February 1826; the priest who recorded his burial said that Sébastien was 30 years old when he died, but he was 36.  

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Lucien married Marie Geralde or Gérarde, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Léandre Braud and Marie Renée Dupuy, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1835.  Their daughter married into the Armitage family.  Did Lucien father any sons? 

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Jean Baptiste Sébastien died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in October 1848.  He was only 27 years and may not have married. 

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Édouard-Chanter, a twin, born at Ascension in August 1795, married Marie Françoise, called Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Gautreaux and Marie Marthe Richard, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1823.  They lived near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Firmin Philosin or Philogène, called Philogène, was born in December 1824.  Édouard remarried to Marie Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Emmanuel Braud and Anastasie Gautreaux of St. James Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in March 1829.  They, too, lived near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Their son Joseph was born in July 1830, and Joseph Dufossard in June 1832.  Édouard died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in November 1835; he was only 40 years old.  His sons settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Philogène, by his father's first wife, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Breaux and his Creole wife Eglantine Rousseau, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1849.  They remained on the upper bayou. 

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Joseph, by his father's second wife, married Zulmée, daughter of Gilbert Bernuchaud and Arthémise Rousseau, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1851.  They also remained on the upper bayou. 

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Joseph Dufossard, by this father's second wife, called J. Dufossard by the recording priest, married Élodie, daughter of Carville Verret and his Acadian wife Azélie Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1859.  They also settled on the upper bayou. 

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Jean-Marie, Édouard-Chanters's twin, died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in April 1812.  He was only 16 years old.  

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During the late 1760s, a Guédry came to Louisiana probably from Maryland and settled near his younger brother on the Acadian Coast:

Joseph GUIDRY (c1732-1815?; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure)

Joseph, son of Augustin Guédry and Jeanne Hébert, born probably at l'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1732, brother of Ursule and Pierre, was living with older sister Ursule and her family at Baie-des-Espagnols on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in April 1752.  Still a bachelor, he followed them to Mirliguèche, now Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1754, was imprisoned with them on Georges Island, Halifax, in September 1755, deported with them to North Carolina aboard the English ship Providence in December 1855, lived with them probably at Edenton, North Carolina, and followed them to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in c1760.  In 1761, at St. Joseph's church in Philadelphia, Joseph married Madeleine _____, probably a fellow Acadian.  Pennsylvania officials counted them with three children in June 1763.  He and his family probably followed his siblings to Maryland in c1764 and on to Louisiana during the late 1760s.  Sadly, he came to the colony alone, so he probably was a childless widower by then.  He settled at Ascension, where he was counted on the left, or east, bank of the river in August 1770, near his younger brother Pierre (who had come to Louisiana in February 1768 with the Breau clan from Port Tobacco, Maryland).  Pierre followed their sister Ursule to the western prairies, but Joseph remained on the river and, at age 41, remarried to Monique, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Dupuis and Anne Breau of Minas, at Ascension in May 1773.  In April 1777, they were living on the east bank of the river at Ascension, where they held 8 arpents frontage on the river, 15 head of cattle, 15 swine, 2 "arms," and 1 slave (for some reason, the census taker called Joseph's wife Marie).  Monique evidently gave him no more children.  Joseph may have died in St. James Parish in November 1815; the Convent priest who recorded the burial said that Joseph was 85 years old when he died; this Joseph would have been closer to 83.  

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The arrival date of an Acadian Guédry who settled at New Orleans is difficult to pinpoint:

Descendants of Antoine GUIDRY (c1754-1809; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois dit Labine)

Antoine, oldest son of Charles Guédry and his first wife Adélaïde-Madeleine Hébert, born probably at La Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, in c1754, was deported to France with his family aboard the British transport Supply in late 1758.  They reached St.-Malo in March 1759 and settled at nearby Bonnaban, at LaGouesnière, and at St.-Servan.  During the early 1770s, Antoine followed his father, stepmother, and siblings to Poitou as part of a scheme to settle Acadians on an influential nobleman's land near the city of Châtellerault.  After the venture failed, Antoine retreated with them to Nantes, France, in November 1775.  Later in the decade, perhaps as a sailor aboard a French privateer or merchant ship during the American Revolution, Antoine found his way to Louisiana, where he married cousin Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Hébert and Marguerite-Josèphe Melanson and widow of Augustin Morin, at New Orleans in July 1780.  Marie was from St.-Gabriel on the Acadian Coast.  In 1785, Antoine's twice widowered father and younger siblings reached Louisiana from France and settled at Manchac, just north of St.-Gabriel, but Antoine and Marie remained in the city, among the few Acadians to settle there.  His father died at New Orleans in September 1797, perhaps at Antoine's home.  Antoine died at New Orleans in April 1809, age 54. 

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A son, name unrecorded, born probably at New Orleans in c1784, died in the city, age 3, in July 1787.  

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Antoine-Eusèbe was baptized at New Orleans, age unrecorded, in February 1786.

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A generation after the first members of the family reached the colony, Guédrys emigrated to Louisiana from France aboard several of the Seven Ships in 1785.  Some of them, from two of the Seven Ships, chose to settle on the river:

Charles Guédry of Port-Royal, age 59, twice a widower, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him were four children--Anne-Laurance, age 26, Joseph, age 18, Jean-Pierre, age 17, and Jacques-Servais, age 15.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Charles did not remarry.  Anne-Laurance married into the Doiron family and settled at Manchac, as did her brothers Joseph and Jean-Pierre.  Jacques-Servan moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Charles died at New Orleans, perhaps at his oldest son Antoine's home, in September 1797; Charles was 71 years old.  Anne may have died at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in 1809, age 50.  

Charles's oldest son Pierre-Jean Guédry, age 23, crossed on Le Beaumont with his French wife Louise Blandin, age 27, and no children.  They settled at Manchac.

Jean Guédry dit Grivois, age 57, crossed on Le Beaumont with wife Marie LeBlanc, age 55, two sons--Jean, fils, age 27, and Jacques, age 17--and cousin Josèphe-Marie Célestin dit Bellemère, age 19.  They were among the few 1785 arrivals who went to St.-Jacques, which had become crowded with Acadians over the previous two decades.  By 1791, Jean dit Gravois and Marie had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Both of their sons married at St.-Jacques, but the older one followed his parents to the upper bayou.  

Pierre-Janvier Guédry of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 31, crossed on Le Beaumont with wife Marie-Josèphe Lebert of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 31, four children--Pierre-Joseph, age 10, Marie-Rose, age 6, Jean-Pierre, age 4, and infant Joseph-Firmin--and nephew Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim Lebert, age 13, an orphan.  They went to Manchac before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Nephew Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim moved on to the Attakapas District.  

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Claude Guédry of Mirliguèche, age 71, Pierre-Janvier's father, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  With him were second wife Anne Moyse, age 54, and six of his younger children--Marie-Cécile, age 21, François-Xavier, age 19, Suliac-Charles, age 17, Malo-Bénoni, age 15, Pierre-Claude, age 12, and Olivier, age 8.  They probably followed the majority of their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, before moving to the old Fort Bute area north of Bayou Manchac.  There, Marie-Cécile married into the Aucoin, Benz, and Robichaux families.  Most of Claude's sons settled near Manchac as well, but youngest son Olivier moved to Bayou Lafourche.   

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The Guédrys from France who remained on the river added substantially to the number of family lines there: 

Pierre-Jean GUIDRY (1762-1833; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois)

Pierre-Jean, second son of Charles Guédry, from his second wife Agnès Bourg, born at LaGouesnière, near St.-Malo, France, in February 1762, became a carpenter in France.  He followed his parents to Poitou in the early 1770s as part of what proved to be a failed attempt to settle Acadians on an influential nobleman's land and retreated with them to Nantes, France, in November 1775.  He married Frenchwoman Louise Blandin probably at Nantes in the early 1780s.  They came to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed his parents to Manchac.  Pierre died in East Baton Rouge Parish in May 1833; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was "ca. 69 yrs." old when he died, but he was 71.  He and his wife may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  

Descendants of Joseph GUIDRY (1766-1800s; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois)

Joseph, third son of Charles Guédry, from his second wife Agnès Bourg, born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, in March 1766, came to Louisiana with his widowed father and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed them to Manchac.  They settled near old Fort Bute, north of Bayou Manchac, where he married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadians Honoré Braud and Isabelle LeBlanc, in October 1795.  Joseph died probably at Manchac by February 1807, when his wife remarried at nearby St. Gabriel.  Both of his sons abandoned the river and moved to Bayou Lafourche, where their mother lived until January 1852.  

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Older son Jean-Charles, called Charles, born at Manchac in January 1799, married Céleste, daughter of Charles Falgout and Angélique Dufrene of St. Charles Parish and widow of Joseph Gaudet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1839.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche.  

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Younger son Joseph-Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, born at Manchac in October 1801, married Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadians Prosper François Hébert and Céleste LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1823.  They also remained on Bayou Lafourche.  

Jean-Pierre GUIDRY (1768-?; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois)

Jean-Pierre, fourth son of Charles Guédry, from his second wife Agnès Bourg, born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, in January 1768, came to Louisiana with his widowed father and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed them to the Fort Bute area, north of Bayou Manchac.  Jean Pierre married Marie Céline, daughter of Pierre Vachard and Angélique Vizette, at Baton Rouge in June 1813; he was 45 years old at the time of the wedding.  He remarried to Vicenta, daughter of Juan Andres Rodriguez and Augustina Rodriguez, at Baton Rouge in April 1819; Jean Pierre was 51 year old at the time of the wedding.   Did he father any children with either of his wives?

Descendants of Jacques-Servais GUIDRY (1770-1843; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois)

Jacques-Servais, fifth son of Charles Guédry, from his second wife Agnès Bourg, born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, in March 1770, came to Louisiana with his widowed father and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed them to old Fort Bute, north of Bayou Manchac, but Jacques did not remain there.  He married Isabelle, also called Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Babin and Catherine Landry and widow of Paul Braud, at Ascension, downriver on the Acadian Coast, in September 1797.  Their daughters married into the Frederick, Hébert, and Samson families.  Daughter Melite's daughter Joséphine, who called herself a Guidry, married Alexis, son of Isleño Creole François Placentia, at the Donalsonville church, Ascension Parish, in March 1837; this was seven years after Melite married Clement Samson, so the identity of Joséphine's father is unknown.  Jacques Servais died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1843; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, did say that Jacques was "a nat. of San Malo, France," and died at "age 74 yrs.," but he was "only" 73.  Evidently Jacques and his family lived near the boundary between Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Only Jacques's oldest son created a family of his own and settled at the western edge of Ascension Parish.  

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Oldest son Jean-Narcisse, called Narcisse, born at Ascension in October 1798, married Agnès, daughter of Michel Bodin or Boudin and Louise Baron, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in December 1821.  They settled near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Jérôme Trasimond was born in September 1822, Damas Émile in September 1827, Émile Joseph in March 1833, Louis Thomas in November 1835, and a newborn son, name unrecorded, died in April 1838.  Their daughters married into the Braud and Laboye families. 

Émile Joseph may have died "at Bayou Goula," Iberville Parish, in May 1854.  The St. Gabriel priest who recorded the burial, and who gave only the father's name, did not give Joseph's age at the time of his death.  Émile Joseph would have been only 21 years old.  One wonders if he married. 

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Jean died at Ascension 8 days after his birth in July 1803.

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Youngest son Valéry Appolin, born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in April 1808, died in Ascension Parish in October 1830.   He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry.

Descendants of François-Xavier GUIDRY (1764-1827; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

François-Xavier, fourth son of Claude Guédry, from his second wife Anne Moyse, born at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in September 1764, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, and then to old Fort Bute at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre LeBlanc and his second wife Geneviève Richard, in the early 1800s.  François died probably at Manchac, East Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1827; he was 63 years old.  

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Oldest son Charles François, born at Manchac in February 1809, may have married Anglo American Lotetia Tompson and settled near Baton Rouge by 1840. 

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Louis, born at Manchac in October 1810, may have died near Baton Rouge in August 1847.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Louis died at "age 32 yrs.," but this Louis would have been 36. 

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Youngest son Célestin, baptized at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, age 4 months, in September 1818, may have died young. 

Descendants of Suliac-Charles GUIDRY (1765-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

Suliac-Charles, fifth son of Claude Guédry, from his second wife Anne Moyse, born at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in November 1765, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, and then to old Fort Bute at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Rose-Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Aucoin and Marguerite Thériot, in December 1789.  Rose also had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  Their daughter married into the Perron and Ramirez families. 

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Oldest son Firmin-Isidore, born at Manchac in August 1792, married Azélie, also called Julia, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph LeBlanc and Julie Trahan, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1812.  Their son Firmin, fils was born probably at Manchac in August 1815, Sosthène in May 1818, and Louis Villeneuve, called Villeneuve, in May 1823.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Firmin Isidore died in East Baton Rouge Parish in September 1834; the Baton Rouge priest who recorded his burial said that Firmin was 38 years old when he died, but he was 42.  

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Firmin, fils likely married Carmelite Marand, Meranda, Miraine, Miranda, Mirande, or Mirana, probably a Spanish Creole.  Their son Augustus was born near Baton Rouge in September 1838, Francis Lewis in September 1842, and Firmin III in May 1845.

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Villeneuve married Rose Pauline, also called Dulcinée, daughter of fellow Acadian Dominique Broussard and his Creole wife Eléonore Tullier, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1848.  They lived near the boundary between West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes.  Their son Timon Eléodore was born in April 1849, Charles Louis, called Louis, in October 1852 but died at age 3 1/2 in January 1856, Evariste Brunou was born in October 1854, and Joseph Émile in July 1861. 

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Jean Baptiste, born at Manchac in July 1804, may have died young. 

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Youngest son Charles, born at Manchac in January 1812, died at age 2 in September 1815.

Descendants of Malo-Bénoni GUIDRY (1767-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

Malo-Bénoni, sixth son of Claude Guédry, from his second wife Anne Moyse, born at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in January 1767, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, and then to old Fort Bute at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Marguerite, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Ambroise Dupuis and Anne Theriot, in July 1797.  Marguerite also had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  Their daughter married into the Landry family. 

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Older son Angèl died at Manchac the day after his birth in October 1806.

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Younger son Jean Baptiste, born in St. James Parish in January 1810, married Jeuly Augustine, called Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Trahan and his Creole wife Adèle Reynaud, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in East Baton Rouge Parish in August 1836.  Jean Baptiste, père may have died near Baton Rouge in February 1844; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died at "age 35 yrs."; this Jean Baptiste would have been 34. 

Descendants of Pierre-Claude GUIDRY (1771-1810; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

Pierre-Claude, seventh son of Claude Guédry, from his second wife Anne Moyse, born at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in June 1771, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, and then to old Fort Bute at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where he married Anne-Marie or Marie-Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians René Landry and Marguerite Babin and widow of Simon-François Daigre, in August 1797.  Marie also had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  Their daughters married into the Courfaut and Hébert families.  Pierre Claude died at Manchac in June 1810; he was only 39 years old. 

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Older son François, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 1 1/2, in July 1800, may have died young. 

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Younger son Pierre, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 8 months, in January 1803, also may have died young, unless he was the Pierre Guidry who married Mary Josep or Josey probably at Baton Rouge.  They had a son named Éloi, also called Édouard, Edward, and Élouar

Éloi/Édouard married Crisia, Kesia, Kessaia, Kisaih, Kisio, Kisarie, Kesia, Kesiah, or Keziahr, also called Anna, daughter of Joseph Gary, Gorey, Guarig, Guioury, Gury, Guroy, Guru, Perkins, or Tory, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1838.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Manuel was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age unrecorded, in November 1839, Félix was born in September 1840, Auguste in September 1842, Éloi, fils was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, age 4 months, in August 1850 but died two weeks after his baptism, and a second Éloi, fils was born near Brusly in September 1861.  Their daughter married into the Dumouil family. 

Félix married Mary, daughter of Charles Lange and Felicity Follow, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1870. 

Descendants of Jacques GUIDRY (c1768-1801; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Paul dit Grivois)

Jacques, younger son of Jean Guédry dit Grivois and Marie LeBlanc, born in France in c1768, became a carpenter there.  He came to Louisiana with his parents, older brother, and a cousin aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed them to St.-Jacques, where he married Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of Jacques Bonvillain and Charlotte St. Ives of St.-Charles des Allemands, in July 1789.  Jacque's parents and older brother moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, but Jacques and Marie remained on the river.  Their daughters married into the Destreval, LeBoeuf, Michel (French or German Creole, not Acadian), and Oubre families.  Jacques died at St.-Jacques in October 1801; he was only 34 years old.  

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Oldest son Michel, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in May 1794, probably died young.  

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Philemon, born at St.-Jacques in May 1795, married Eulalie, daughter of Louis Rodrique or Rodrigues and Tonte Claireaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in November 1815.  Their son Philemon, fils was born near Convent in February 1817, Jean Baptiste Fulger in October 1818, Marcel or Marcellin in April 1820, Pantaléon, called Léon, in July 1825, and Alexandre Urbin in March 1829.  Their daughters married into the Cantrelle and Michel (French or German Creole, not Acadian) families; one of them settled on Bayou Lafourche, as did one of their younger sons. 

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Marcel, called Marcellin by the recording priest, married first cousin Marie Scholastique, called Scholastique, daughter of Creole Pierre Célestin Michel and his Acadian wife Céleste Guidy, his uncle and aunt, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1842; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry; Marcellin's sister Adélaïde married Scholastique's brother Pierre, fils.  Marcel and Scholastique's son Marcel, fils was born near Convent in February 1845.  Marcel died near Convent in March 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Marcel died at "age 48 years"; Marcel would have been a month shy of 50. 

Marcel, fils married Marguerite Constance, called Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamins Richard and Elmire Richard, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Marcel Félix was born in St. James Parish in November 1869. 

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Philemon, fils married Louise or Louisa, daughter of Michel Matherne and Clarise Oubre, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1844.  Their son Philemon III was born near Convent in September 1849, Joseph died 8 days after his birth in July 1856, and a second Joseph was born May 1862.  Their daughters married into the Anderson, Landry, and Paille families.  Philemon, fils remarried to Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry and his Creole wife Anastasie Poché and widow of Michel Poirier, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1868; Philemon, fils was 51 years old at the time of the wedding. 

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Léon married Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Sébastien Benoit and his Creole wife Marie Éloise Morvant, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1851.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Pierre, born at St.-Jacques in October 1796, married Marie Basiline or Basilite, daughter of fellow Acadians François Duhon and Marie Madeleine Bourgeois, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1822.  Their son Pierre Thomasin was born near Convent in October 1824 but died at age 9 in August 1834, Pierre Lucien, called Lucien, was born in January 1828, and Pierre Théobert in June 1830 but died at age 3 1/2 in March 1834.  They also had a son named Bienvenu

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Lucien married Louise or Marie Corinne, called Corinne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Esteval Bourgeois and his Creole wife Véonique Keller, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1849.  Their son Pierre Arthur was born near Convent in November 1849, Joseph Ernest in November 1851, Augustin in November 1853, Louis in July 1855, and a son, name unrecorded, died 15 days after his birth in December 1870. 

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Bienvenu married Aurelie, Aureline, or Aurelia, daughter of fellow Acadians Amand Bourgeois and Hortense Gaudin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1853.  Their son François Alcide, called Alcide, was born near Convent in March 1854 but died at age 6 1/2 in October 1860, Julien was born in April 1855, Émilien, a twin, in January 1858, Amand Albert in September 1859, François Bienvenu in April 1861, and Joseph Willy in December 1862. 

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Youngest son Paul-Jacques or Jacques-Paul, born posthumously at St.-Jacques in February 1802, married Angeline or Eugènie, daughter of Creoles Paul Pertuit and Marie Michel, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1832; Angeline's mother was a Michel.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Camille was born in June 1842 but died at age 15 in September 1857, Joseph Victor, called Victor, was born in November 1844 but died at age 3 1/2 in March 1848, and Léon Rodolphe in April 1849.  Their daughters married into the Gentil, Gisclard, and Rome families. 

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Other GUIDRYs on the River

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Guidrys on the river with known Acadian lines of the family there.  The priests at
Convent, Gonzales, and Donaldsonville were especially sloppy in their recordkeeping.  One suspects that some of the Guidrys who lived on the river during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by Acadian Guidrys:

Anne Guidry, "a widow," died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1809.  The priest who recorded her burial said that she was 73 years old when she died, but he did not  record her parents' names or mention her dead husband.  Was this Anne-Laurance, daughter of Charles Guidry, who married Jean Baptiste Doiron and lived at Manchac, north of St. Gabriel?  If so, she would have been closer to 50 than to 73 in 1809.

Jean, fils, son of Jean Guidry, died near Baton Rouge in June 1814.  He was only 12 years old.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name. 

Céleste, daughter of Joseph Guidry and Marguerite Tircuit, married Firmin, fils, son of Firmin Lepetre of Etaples, pas-de-Calais, France, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1816.  One wonders which of the many Joseph Guidrys Céleste's father might have been.  

Anne Marie Guidry, "Canadian," married Jean Baptiste Bou, "Canadian," in a civil ceremony, place unrecorded, in c1819, and sanctified the marriage at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1824.  The priest who recorded the sanctification did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Anne Marie descended from an Acadian Guédry who found refuge in Canada during Le Grand Dérangement?  Or did the Baton Rouge priest consider Acadians to be "Canadians," too. 

Monique Guidry died at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in January 1823.  The priest who recorded her burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a husband, said that Monique died at "age 86, a widow."  With an estimated birth year of c1737, if she was Acadian, she surely was an immigrant.  So who were her parents, where did she live in Acadia, when did she reach Louisiana, and who was her husband?  One suspects that she was Monique, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and Anne Breau of Minas.  As a young unmarried woman, Monique came to Louisiana from Maryland in 1768, married Joseph Guidry at Ascension in May 1773, and settled with him on the Acadian Coast, where they had no children.  Evidently the St. Gabriel priest used her married, not her maiden, name when he recorded her burial. 

Edmond Guidry died near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1840.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Edmond died at "age 50 yrs."  

John Guidry "of West Baton Rouge parish" died in October 1840.  The Baton Rouge priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that John died at "age ca. 19 yrs."  So who were his parents?  He probably did not marry. 

Marcellin Guidry married fellow Acadian Marie Hortense, called Hortense, Melançon.  Their son Joseph Justinien was born near St. Gabriel in October 1843 but died at age 4 in Ascension Parish in November 1847, Augustin was born in Ascension Parish in December 1846, and Osémé Marcellin in February 1849. 

François Charles, called Charles, Guidry married Abigail or Mary Eliza Fleshman or Flachman and settled near Baton Rouge by the mid-1840s.  Their son François Antoine was born near Baton Rouge in June 1849.  Was François Charles the same as Charles François, son of François Xavier Guidry of Manchac, south of Baton Rouge? 

Ulgère, also called Jorges and Luger, perhaps Ludger, Guidry married Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Dominique Boudreaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1844, but they did not remain on the bayou.  Their son Michel was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in December 1849, and Ludger, fils died at "age 18 mos." in October 1853.  Their daughter married into the Ory family. 

Jean Guidry married fellow Acadian Rosalie or Rosaline, also called Malvina, Savoy and settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, by the late 1840s.  Their son Jean, fils was born in Ascension Parish in April 1851, Joseph in December 1853, Zéphirin Sidoris in August 1855, Vincent Telesphore in August 1862, Edmond in April 1864, and Alexandre in April 1866. 

François Guidry married Anglo American Marie Céleste Bell civilly perhaps in Ascension Parish in the late 1840s.  Their son Pierre was born near French Settlement, Livingston Parish, in January 1849, and Edward Melise in October 1850.  French Settlement, where few Acadians settled, was on the east side of the Amite River, near the boundary between Livingston and Ascension parishes. 

Augustin Guidry died near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1850.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Augustin died at "age 10 days." 

Sylvanie Guidry married Marie Céleste Bell or Belle and settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, by the early 1850s.  Their son Jean Sylvanie was born in December 1864. 

Joséphine Guidry gave birth to son Léon in Ascension Parish in April 1854.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the boy's baptism in May did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Félix Guidry died near Convent, St. James Parish, in May 1854.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Félix died at "age 4 months." 

Edward, perhaps also called Joseph, Guidry married Euphémia or Euphémie Lavigne, perhaps also called Laverne, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1859.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jacques Paul Guidry died in Ascension Parish in March 1860.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give the age of the deceased. 

Joseph Guidry married Spanish Creole Marie Sanchez and settled near Baton Rouge by 1860. 

Joseph Martini, probably Martin, Guidry married cousin Marie Eléonore, daughter of Pierre Guidry, and settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Joseph Guidry married fellow Acadian Élisabeth, perhaps also called Estelle, Savoie.  They settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish.  Their son Joseph Arthur was born in June 1862 but died at age 2 in September 1864, Pierre Adam was born in February 1865, and Armand in September 1867. 

Joseph Guidry, baptized at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, "age 1 month," in January 1864 died the day of his baptism.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism and burial did not give any parents' names. 

Clément Guidry married Marie Cécile, daughter of perhaps fellow Acadian Lessin LeBlanc, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Léger Guidry died near Baton Rouge in August 1865.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Leger died at "age ca. 62 years." 

Fanie Guidry's son Joseph Ambroise was born near Convent, St. James Parish, March 1867.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Wm. Pierre Guédry died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in February 1868.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Wm. Pierre died at "age 63 years." 

Victor Guédry married Octavie Arboneau at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Margherite, probably Marguerite, Guédry "of the Parish" married Henry Charles Barthélemy "of New Orleans" at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

R. Léon Guédry married Virginie Montecino at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1870.  Again, the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

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A Guidry family that lived on the Acadian Coast during the late antebellum period cannot be linked by local church records to other Guidry families in the area:

Descendants of Gabriel GUIDRY (?-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, ?)

Gabriel Guidry married fellow Acadian Julie, also called Eugénie, Melançon and settled in Ascension Parish by the early 1840s.  Their daughter married a Bourgeois cousin. 

Louis Lacroix, born in Ascension Parish in May 1845, married Ernestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Evariste Louvière, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Louis Ernest was born near Convent in December 1866. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

A few of the Guédrys who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche, but they created no new family lines there:

Jean-Baptiste Guédry of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, and his family had been scheduled to cross on Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July, but they crossed, instead, on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  Evidently his wife Marguerite Lebert of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 32, was too ill to cross on Le Bon Papa, forcing the family to wait for another vessel.  She may have died before they crossed on Le Beaumont, or she crossed with them and died at sea.  What is certain is that Jean-Baptiste and his three children--Pierre-Jean-Marie, age 9, François, age 4, and infant Marguerite-Félicité--and niece Marguerite-Marie Lebert, age 14, an orphan, reached the colony.  Most of their fellow passengers chose to settle at Manchac or Baton Rouge on the river.  If Jean-Baptiste took his family to Manchac, they did not stay there for long.   Jean-Baptiste died by January 1791, when his 9-year-old son François was counted in a Lafourche valley census with another family.  Jean-Baptiste's brother Joseph took in his orphaned children.  Jean-Baptiste's son Pierre-Jean-Marie and his daughter Marguerite-Félicité died young, at either Manchac or on the upper Lafourche.  Son François moved on to the Attakapas District, where he married in 1808 and perpetuated this line of the family. 

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Joseph-Marie Guédry of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 36, Jean-Baptiste's brother, crossed on Le Beaumont with wife Madeleine Comeau, age 34, and four children--Marie-Jeanne, age 9, Marguerite-Adélaïde, age 7, Joseph, fils, age 2, and infant Renée-Élisabeth.  If they followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge, they did not remain there for long; Spanish officials counted them at Valenzuéla on upper Bayou Lafourche in 1788.  They moved from upper Bayou Lafourche to the Attakapas District in the late 1790s.  Their youngest daughter remained on the Lafourche, however, and married into the Hébert family. 

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Marguerite-Victoire Guédry of Île Royale, age 34, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With her were husband Jean-Charles Boudrot of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, age 51, and five children and stepchildren, ages 21 to infancy.  Marguerite-Victoire remarried to Spanish Creole Gregorio Chico at Lafourche in February 1793 and settled with him and her many children on the upper bayou.  

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Not until the early 1790s, when Guédrys from France and who had gone to river communities relocated to upper Bayou Lafourche, did the Lafourche valley become a third center of family settlement: 

Jean Guidry dit Grivois's succession record was filed at what became the Thibodauxville courthouse, Interior Parish, in August 1807.  He would have been 79 years old that year.  

Descendants of Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY (c1754-1793; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

Pierre-Janvier, called Janvier, third son of Claude Guédry and his first wife Anne Lejeune, born at L'Assomption, Pigiguit, in c1754, was deported probably from Île St.-Jean to France with his family aboard one of the five British transports in late 1758.  They reached St.-Malo in January 1759 and lived at nearby Châteauneuf and St.-Suliac.  Janvier became a workman in France.  He married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Lebert and Madeleine Lapierre of Rivière-aux-Canards, at Plouër, near St.-Malo, February 1773, on the eve of their going to Poitou as part of what proved to be a failed attempt to settle Acadians on an influential nobleman's land near the city of Châtellerault.  After the ventured failed, they retreated with other Acadians to Nantes in November 1775.  They came to Louisiana with four children and a Lebert nephew aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and settled near old Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  They had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  In the early 1790s, they moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Dantin and Pitre families.  Janvier died at Assumption in September 1793, in his late 30s.  Three, perhaps four, of his five sons settled on the Lafourche.  

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Oldest son Pierre-Joseph, born at Châtellerault, France, in October 1774, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Charles Bergeron and Marie Foret of Ascension, at Assumption in January 1798.  Their son Charles-Joseph, also called Charley-Joseph and Joseph, was born at Assumption in August 1800, Jean-Baptiste in May 1802, Napoléon in November 1808, and Alexandre in April 1814.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Chiasson, Harris, and Lirette families.  Pierre Joseph died by June 1822, when a parish clerk noted in a civil document at the Houma courthouse that Pierre's wife Marguerite's "2nd husband is Jean Baptiste Beausergeant."

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Charles Joseph married Lucie or Lucille Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph François Chiasson and his second wife Marie Marguerite Lejeune, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1821, recorded the marriage in Terrebonne Parish the following month, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1825.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1827, Charles Jean Baptiste in January 1831, Hubert Ovile in October 1834, and Joseph was baptized at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, age unrecorded, in February 1841[sic].  Their daughters married into the Bonvillain, Gautreaux, Ledet, and Munce families.  Charles Joseph died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1838; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded his burial said that Charles died "at age 35 yrs.," but he was 37.  

Hubert Ovile "from Terrebonne Parish" married Irma or Emma, daughter of Pierre Gautier or Gauthier and his Acadian wife Pélagie Crochet of Terrebonne Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1860, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, the following August; Irma's mother was a Crochet.  Their son Séverin was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1868. 

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Jean Baptiste married Iréné, 19-year-old daughter of Albert Beausergeant and Marie Louise Saint Louis of St. Landry Parish, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1821; the marriage was recorded in Terrebonne Parish also the following month.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Marie Marcelline or Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Thibodeaux and Marie Dugas, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1823; this marriage also was recorded in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Jean Baptiste Napoléon, called Napoléon le jeune, was born probably in Terrebonne Parish in July 1830, Alexandre Darieux or Darius, called Darius, in November 1835, and Jean Baptiste Célestin, called Célestin, in February 1837.  Their daughters married into the Pitre and Richard families. 

Napoléon le jeune, by his father's second wife, married Anglo American Victorine Fitch in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1854.  Their son Adam Drosin was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1863.

Darius, by his father's second wife, married cousin Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Adrien Naquin and Rosalie Dugas, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1855.  Their son Jean Alexandre Camelus had been born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, Jean Baptiste Désiré in April 1860, and Frank Neuville in February 1863. 

Célestin, by his father's second wife, married Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Rosémond Bergeron and his Creole wife Adélaïde Seville or Silvy, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in September 1855.  Their son Jean Louis Célestin Trasimond was born in Terrebonne in June 1856, and Jean Baptiste Eusèbe in April 1858. 

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Napoléon married Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Aucoin and Marie Divine Richard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1832; they had registered the marriage in Terrebonne Parish earlier that month, so they probably were living in that parish.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Jean Napoléon was born in January 1836, Onésime Henri in July 1837, Pierre Frinklin, probably Franklin, in June 1844, and Henry Joseph in February 1852.  Their daughters married into the Lirette and Malbrough families. 

Jean Napoléon married Marie Philomène, called Philomène, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Boudreaux and his Creole wife Rosalie Malbrough, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1858; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Félix Édouard was born in September 1859, Thomas Isaac in March 1864, and Myrtille in June 1866 but died at age 2 in September 1868. 

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Alexandre married Marie Félicité, called Félicité, Marcel.  Their son Joseph Diogène was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1839.  Their daughters married into the Hains, Hébert, and Theriot families.  Alexandre's succession inventory record was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in December 1845, the same month a daughter was born; he would have been 34 years old that year. 

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Jean-Pierre, born at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, in July 1781, married Marianne, daughter of Pierre Daspit and Marie Mayeux of New Orleans, at Assumption in September 1801.  Their son Pierre-Eugène, called Eugène, was born at Assumption in June 1802. 

Eugène married Marie Célesie, called Elise or Lise, 19-year-old daughter of Jean Baptiste Charpentier and his Acadian wife Marie Gaudet, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1821.  Their son Eugène Seroul or Serville, called Serville, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1826, Paul in March 1836, Jean Julien in January 1837, Adolphe in December 1838, and Hegesipe Octave in April 1843.  Their daughters married into the Daspit, Duplantis, Gabas or Gabasse, Hernandez, and Trocolo families.  Eugène, "from Lafourche Parish and living in Terrebonne Parish," remarried to Émilie, daughter of Mathieu Hotard and Basilise Daspit of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1863. 

Serville, by his father's first wife, married Elvire, 15-year-old daughter of Justin Daspit, and Amelia Chauvin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1852.  They lived near the boundary between Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.  A petition for inventory in Alvire's name, dated 13 September 1855, listed one child, daughter Cynthie. 

Adolphe, by his father's first wife, married Aglae, daughter of Noël Cadière and Madeleine Badeaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1864.  Their son Joseph Willson was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1866, and Joseph Wilfrid in October 1869. 

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Joseph-Firmin, called Firmin, born at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, in October 1784, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Ignace Carret and Madeleine Clémenceau of Minas, at Assumption in January 1802.  Marie-Josèphe was a native of St.-Martin Parish, Nantes.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Joseph-Léandre, called Léandre, was born at Assumption in October 1802, Janvier le jeune in Ascension Parish in January 1808, and Jean Pierre le jeune in Assumption Parish in February 1809.  They also had a son named Béloni or Bénoni le jeune.  Their daughter married into the Angelito, Doucet, and Olivier (French Creole or Foreign French, not Acadian) families.  Firmin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1842; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Firmin died "at age 60 yrs.," but he was "only" 57. 

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Léandre married Marcellite Susanne, called Susanne, 17-year-old daughter of Jacques Terrebonne and Céleste Incalade of Chenière Caminada on the Gulf of Mexico, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1828.  Their son Joseph Théophile, perhaps called Théophile, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1829, and Ovide in January 1841. 

Joseph Théophile likely married fellow Acadian Azéma, also called Rosalie, Theriot.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport, Lafourche Parish.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was born in April 1853, Alexis in June 1854, and Théophile Blanchard in March 1864. 

Ovide married A. Catherine, daughter of Jean Charles Dupré and his Acadian wife Céleste Naquin, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1868.

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Janvier le jeune married Adèle, daughter of Louis Augeron and his Acadian wife Louise Céleste De La Mazière, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1829.  Their son Joseph Firmin le jeune, called Firmin, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1829, Charles or Charley Adrien or Adam in March 1834, Jean Baptiste Lagande, Lagarde, or Legarde, called Legarde, in January 1838, Louis in November 1839, Alexis Théophile or Théophile Alexis in February 1848, Valfroi Onésippe in November 1849, Pierre Béloni near Lockport in June 1851, Félicien in February 1855, and Joseph Aurelien near Raceland in November 1857.  Their daughter married into the Ledet family. 

Firmin married Marie Esilda, daughter of Georges Loup or Loupe and Marie Rose Mailes, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1849, and sanctified that marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1850.  Their son Joseph Félicien, called Félicien, was born near Lockport in April 1852. 

Félicien married Myrtille, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Lessin Bourg and his Creole wife Marcellite Orgeron, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1869.

Charles Adrien married cousin Eugènie, also called Jane Amelina, daughter of Charles Augeron and his Acadian wife Renée Jeanne Benoit, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in March 1854.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Pierre Adrien was born in December 1855, Eugène Sosthène in November 1858, Charles Jean Marie in August 1862, Clément Ogeron in November 1867, and Louis Damas in December 1868. 

Legarde married cousin Marie Joséphine, daughter of Léandre Augeron and Joséphine Loupe, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in March 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1870.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport. 

Louis married Clémence, daughter of Esie Melet, also called Hébert, and and Delphine Deglases, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in March 1862, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1863.  They settled near Lockport.  Their son Louis, fils was born in April 1863, Félix Anaïse in August 1864, Joseph Armand in November 1868, and Léonce Onésime in January 1870. 

Théophile Alexis married Marguerite Eve, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Célestin Doucet and Rosalie Catherine Bourg, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1866, and sanctified at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in March 1868.  They settled near Lockport.  Their son Alexis Théophile, fils was born in October 1867, and Louis Raphaël in October 1869. 

Valfroi married Marie Marcellite, daughter of Creoles Rémond Bernard and Rosalie Loupe, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in December 1869. 

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Jean Pierre le jeune married Marie Théotiste, called Théotiste, 18-year-old daughter of Pierre Richoux or Richon and Félicité Duet, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1831.  Their daughters married Savoie brothers.  Did Jean Pierre le jeune father any sons? 

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Bénoni le jeune married Modeste, daughter of Éloi Maronge and his Acadian wife Modeste Marcellite Dantin, at the Thibodaux church in May 1844.  The civil record of the marriage, filed the same day as the church wedding, says Modeste's mother was Marguerite Brat

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Bénoni was born at Manchac in February 1787.  His succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Interior Parish, in September 1807; he would have been 20 years old that year.  He may not have married, unless he was the Bénoni Guidry who married Loyse Fitche probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the late 1830s.  Did this family line survive? 

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Youngest son Jean-Joseph, born at Manchac in October 1788, may have died young.

Descendants of Olivier GUIDRY (c1777-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Jean-Baptiste)

Olivier, eighth and youngest son of Claude Guédry, from his second wife Anne Moyse, born in France in c1777, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, and then to old Fort Bute at Manchac, but he did not settle there.  He moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche in the 1790s and married Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Bergeron and Marie Babin of St.-Jacques, at Assumption in August 1800.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou to Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughters married into the Autin, Barrios (Spanish Creole, not Acadian), Charpentier, Danos, Furet or Yuvet, and Plaisance families.  One of his sons settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

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Oldest son Édouard, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in March 1804, may have died young. 

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Valmond, born at Ascension in February 1807, also may have died young. 

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Joseph, born in Ascension Parish in June 1808, married Charlotte, 20-year-old daughter of Michel Morvant and Catherine Rome, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1838.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1839. 

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Ludgère or Ulgère, also called Léandre and Legendre, born in Assumption Parish in March 1811, married Césaire, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Savoie and Marie Françoise Bergeron, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1834.  Their son Ulgère Valère, called Valère, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1835, Lucien in October 1836, Ulysse Auguste in May 1838, Baptiste Donatien Amédée in April 1842, François Basile in June 1843, Adrien Félicien in July 1844, Justinien Marcellin in February 1847, Cyprien near Lockport in February 1851, Joseph in November 1852, and Florestable Robert in April 1863.  Their daughters married into the Autin, Duet, and Mire families and perhaps into the Wilkins family as well.  Many of their children married first cousins. 

4a

Valère married first cousin Eveline, Evelite, Evelia, or Émelie, daughter of George Autin and his Acadian wife Céleste Guidry, his uncle and aunt, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1855; Valère's sister Lina married Eveline's brother Marcellin.  Valère and Eveline settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Aurestile was born in June 1857, Laurence Adrien Valase in August 1862, and Raphaël in July 1869.

4b

Lucien married first cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Guidry and his Creole wife Telcide Danos, his uncle and aunt, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1855.  They settled near Raceland. 

4c

Ulysse married first cousin Mélicère, another daughter George Autin and Céleste Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1859.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Olivier Donatien was born in January 1860, Pierre Ulysse in August 1863, and Paul Eugène in March 1864.  A petition for a family meeting in Ulysse's name, listing his surviving children, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in August 1866 (middle son Pierre Ulysse was not on the list, so he may have died young); Ulysse would have been 28 years old that year. 

4d

Adrien Félicien may have married Pauline Danos in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1869.

5

Marcellin, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in c1814, married Telcide or Elside, 17-year-old daughter of Guillaume Danos and Marguerite D'Elmer of Iberville Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1834; the recording priest described Marcellin as a resident of Terrebonne Parish.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Joseph Marcellin was born in November 1835, Paul in c1842, and Alexis Napoléon, called Napoléon, in January 1848.  Their daughters married into the Cantrelle and Guidry families, one of them to a first cousin. 

5a

Joseph Marcellin married Marie Émilie, called Émilie, daughter of Jean Bruce, Bruse, or Bruze and Marie Richoux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1858.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Jean Joseph was born in March 1859, Louis François in October 1860, Eugène Marcellin in March 1864, and Joseph, fils in September 1870.

5b

Paul married 17-year-old Eve, another daughter of Jean Bruce and Marie Richoux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1863.  They settled near Lockport. 

5c

Napoléon married Delphine, daughter of André Cheramie and Clementine Sevin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1868.  They settled near Lockport.  Their son Paul Gratien was born in November 1868. 

6

Youngest son Moïse, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1824, married Henriette Adèla, daughter of Charles Sevin and his Acadian wife Henriette Savoie, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1843.  Their son Joseph Moïse was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1844, Prosper Onésippe in June 1846, Seran Félicien near Lockport in March 1852, Edmond Olivier near Raceland in November 1853, Charles Moïse in January 1856, and Gratien Auguste in January 1858.  Moïse likely remarried to Anglo American Laiza or Lizzy Wilton, "widow Edmond Rouvert," in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1863.  They settled near Lockport.  Their son Johnson Lee was born in June 1864, and Charles died "at age 19 days" in July 1869. 

Descendants of Jean dit Grivois GUIDRY, fils (c1758-1790s; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Paul dit Grivois)

Jean, fils, also called Jean-Fabien, elder son of Jean Guédry dit Grivois and Marie LeBlanc, born on Île St.-Jean in c1758, was deported to France as an infant later that year.  He became a carpenter in France and came to Louisiana with his parents, younger brother, and a cousin aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to St.-Jacques, where he married Célestine-Sibilias, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Boudreaux and Madeleine Bourg of Tracadie, Île St.-Jean, in March 1786.  Célestine, a native of Île Miquelon, had come to Louisiana aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, with the family of a married sister.  By 1791, the couple had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche.  They may have lived briefly in the Opelousas District during the early 1790s.  Their daughter married into the Daunis family.  Jean, fils died by October 1794, when his wife remarried at Assumption.  

Jean-Charles, born at Lafourche in July 1790, may have died young, unless he was the Jean Guédry, "native of Assumption Parish," who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in July 1852; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean died at "age 63 years"; Jean Charles would have been 62.  The question remains:  If this was him, did he marry?  If not, his family line, except for its blood, died with him.   

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Throughout the antebellum period, more Guidrys, including a set of brothers, left the river and settled in the Lafourche valley, some as far down as the Terrebonne country, adding many new lines to this center of family settlement:  

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY (c1773-1853; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, ?)

Jean-Baptiste, third son of Joseph Guidry and Élisabeth Comeaux, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1773, married cousin Marguerite, also called Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian François Comeaux and his Creole wife Marguerite Charpentier, at St.-Jacques in July 1805.  They settled in what became St. James Parish and then moved to Bayou Lafourche by the 1820s.  Their daughters married into the Bélanger, Charpentier, Guidry, and Roger families.  Jean Baptiste, at age 70, remarried to Isabelle Derrebie, widow of Vincent Comardelle, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1842  Jean Baptiste died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in September 1853.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 74 yrs.," but this Jean Baptiste would have been 80. 

1

Their oldest son, by his father's first wife, name and age unrecorded, died at St.-Jacques in September 1807.

2

François, by his father's first wife, born in St. James Parish in November 1812, also may have died young. 

3

Edmond, by his father's first wife, born in St. James Parish in c1813, married cousin Elmire Irma Azel, 16-year-old daughter of Hubert Bélanger and his Acadian wife Sophie Comeaux of St. James Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in April 1835.  They lived near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Joseph Ulgère or Ludger, called Ludger, was born in September 1837, Edmond Michel, called Michel, in December 1840, Célestin in April 1843, and Clairville le jeune in December 1848.  Their daughters married into the Foret, Hébert, and Lecompte families.  Edmond, at age 51, remarried to Élodie or Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadians Michel Foret and his Creole wife Céleste Schweitzer and widow of Louis Soudelier of Lafourche Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1864.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Valéry Robert was born in June 1865, and Edmond Lovinci in June 1866. 

3a

Michel "from Terrebonne Parish," by his father's first wife, married Louise or Louisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Gabriel dit Briel Chiasson and his Creole wife Henriette Dupré of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1861.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Alfred Léonce was born in June 1865. 

3b

Ludger "from Terrebonne Parish," by his father's first wife, married Antoinette, daughter of Séverin Lapeyrouse and his Acadian wife Melasie Henry of Lafourche Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1864.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Joseph Odvssi was born in March 1866, Thomas Willey in December 1867, and Adam Linies in October 1869. 

3c

Célestin, by his father's first wife, married Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadians Marcellin Landry and Carmelite Savoie, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Joseph Ernest was born near Montegut in November 1867, and Joseph Élisée in November 1869. 

3d

Clairville le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Mary America, called America, daughter of John Rhodes or Roddy and his Acadian wife Henriette Hébert, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1869.  They settled near Montegut. 

4

Jean Baptiste Sylvère, by his father's first wife, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1816, also may have died young. 

5

Jérôme, also called Ermogène, from his father's first wife, born in St. James Parish in October 1817, (but the priest who recorded his marriage said he was a native of St. John the Baptist Parish), married Annette, called Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadianx Louis Arcement and Anne Rosalie Robichaux of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1839.  They settled in Lafourche Interior before moving to Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Louis was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1845, Pierre Ellis near Raceland in July 1854, Joseph Madisson in Terrebonne Parish in February 1857, and Adam Adelbert Anatole in November 1858.  They also had an older son named Louis Ernest, called Ernest.  Their daughters married into the Champagne, Javeaux or Jarreau, Martin, and Walker families in Terrebonne Parish. 

Ernest married Marie Odilia, daughter of Charles Champagne and Louise Champagne, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1866.  They settled near the boundary between Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. 

6

François Célestin, called Célestin, from his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1822, married Marie, 17-year-old daughter of Joseph Dufrene and Marie Arceneaux,  in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1844.  They settled near Raceland.  Their son Joseph Alidor was born in January 1845, Onésippe in December 1848 but died at age 4 1/2 in June 1853, Clairville was born near Raceland in June 1854, Célestin, fils in February 1862, and Frosin in December 1865.  Their daughter married into the Bourgeois family and perhaps into the Ledet family as well.  Célestin remarried to Bazelise, daughter of Mathieu Hotard and Bazelise Dapit and widow of ____ Birdsall, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1870. 

7

Jean Euphrosin, called Phrosin, from his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1824, married Éléonise, Cléonise, or Léonise, also called Eléonore and Claudine, another daughter of Louis Arcement and Anne Rosalie Robichaux of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1846; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Alidore E. was born in September 1850.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard and Lepine families. 

Alidore E. married Octavie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Blanchard and his Creole wife Adèle Pelegrin, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1870; Alidore's sister Onesille married Octavie's brother Zenon. 

8

Pierre Carville or Clairville, by his father's first wife, born in Assumption Parish in October 1825, married Amelie, 16-year-old daughter of Pierre Lajanni, Lajauni, Lajaunie, Lajaunni, Lajeuni, Lajeonisse, or Lojono and Marie Sidalise Augeron, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1848, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, the following April.  They settled in Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Adam Elfride was born in October 1858, Oville William in August 1863, Joseph Meldoff in March 1867, and Joseph Oscar in May 1870. 

9

Joseph Hermogène, perhaps called Hermogène or Armogène, from his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1830, may have married Méranthe Comardelle and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the late 1840s.  Their daughter married into the Dufrene family.  Joseph Hermogène may have died near Raceland in May 1866; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Armogène died "at at age 34 yrs."; Joseph Hermogène would have been 35 years old.  Did he father any sons? 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY (1788-1825; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Augustin, Jean)

Jean-Baptiste, eldest son of Firmin Guidry and Marguerite Landry, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in June 1788, married Madeleine Renée, called Renée and Iréné, daughter of fellow Acadians Théodore Dugas and Marie Victoire Foret, at Ascension in January 1806.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary between what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard and LeBlanc families.  Jean Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in April 1825; he was only 36 years old.  

1

Oldest son Thomas Hubert, called Hubert, Ouvert, Uber, or Ubert, born at Ascension in December 1806, married Marie Cléonise, Léonise, or Louise, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Osite Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1827.  Their son Joseph Fostin was born in Assumption Parish in March 1829, Joseph in November 1830 but died at age 2 in November 1832, Joseph Aristide, called Aristide, was born in June 1832, Joseph Casimir, called Casimir, in February 1836, and Joseph Jean Baptiste, called Jean Baptiste, near Paincourtville in September 1843.  Their daughter married into the Templet family.  Hubert died near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, north of Lake Verret, in February 1865; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Hubert died at "age 63 years," but he was "only" 58.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

1a

Casimir married double cousin Élise, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Landry and Mélanie Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Henri was born near Paincourtville in December 1866. 

1b

Jean Baptiste married cousin Tilma, daughter of fellow Acadian Lucien Landry and his Creole wife Aurore Maroir, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1866; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.

2

Gédéon, born in Ascension Parish in August 1808, married Armelise, Artemesia, Carmelite, or Emelise, daughter of fellow Acadians Alain Landry and Eugènie Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1826.  Their son Jean Baptiste Firmin was born in Assumption Parish in September 1827, Agnan in November 1830, Joseph Félix, perhaps called Félix, in April 1833, Joseph Telesphore, called Telesphore, in August 1837 but died at age 3 in October 1840, André Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born in December 1838 but died at age 14 1/2 in September 1853, and Félix Bienvenu, called Bienvenu, was born near Paincourtville in November 1844.  They also had a son named Joseph Cleopha.  Their daughters married into the Bernuchot, Feray, and LeBlanc families.  Gédéon died near Paincourtville in October 1855; he was only 47 years old. 

2a

Jean Baptiste Firmin may have married fellow Acadian Marie Uranie, called Uranie, Comeaux.  Their son Lucien Jean Baptiste was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in October 1852, Demetrius Léonard in November 1855, Luc Théodore in October 1859, Félix Albert in August 1867, and Joseph Eugène in July 1870. 

2b

Joseph Cleopha married cousin Aimée, daughter of fellow Acadians Lazare Hébert and Céleste Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Alain Joseph was born near Paincourtville in July 1862. 

2c

Bienvenu married Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Dugas and Clémence Hébert and widow of William Phelps, at the Paincourtville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1868. 

3

Édouard Sabin, born in Ascension Parish in December 1810, died in Ascension Parish in July 1833.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry.  

4

Narcisse Cosme, born in Assumption Parish in September 1815, married cousin Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Savoie and his Creole wife Félicité Marois, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1840; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Paul Elphége was born near Plattenville in February 1842, Jean Baptiste Enoch or Eno in February 1844, and a son, name and age recorded, died near Paincourtville in February 1858.  Their daughters married into the Daigle and Verret families. 

During the War of 1861-65, Jean Baptiste Eno served in Company I of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He enlisted in the company at Thibodaux in March 1862, age 18, and followed his regiment to Camp Moore, Louisiana, and then on to Mississippi.  He did not remain in the regiment long enough to fight with it at Vicksburg.  In October 1862, Jean Baptiste Eno was discharged "for disability" probably at Vicksburg.  His disability proved to be fatal:  he died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in June 1864, only 20 years old.  One wonders if he married.    

5

Basile Leufroi, called Leufroi, born in Ascension Parish in January 1818, married Eléonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Apollinaire Luque Landry and Élise Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1838.  They may have lived briefly in West Baton Rouge Parish before returning to the upper bayou; they were living near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, by the late 1850s.  Their son Joseph Louis Bienvenu, called Bienvenu, was born near Paincourtville in August 1847, Joseph Patrick Valcour in March 1853, Joseph Amadéo probably near Pierre Part in September 1859, and Joseph Elphége in January 1862.  Their daughters married into the Bonin and Crochet families, one of them on lower Bayou Teche.  Leufroi remarried to Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadians François Templet and Élisabeth Gautreaux, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in April 1864; Leufroi was 46 years old at the time of the wedding. 

6

Isidore Jean Baptiste, born in Assumption Parish in May 1820, died at age 14 months in July 1821.

7

Youngest son Jean Baptiste Gérard, born posthumously in Assumption Parish in September 1825, died in Ascension Parish at age 2 1/2 in May 1828.  

Descendants of Joseph-Frédéric GUIDRY (1780s or 1790s-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, ?)

Joseph Frédéric, called Frédéric, son of Joseph Guidry and Élisabeth Breaux (or, more likely, Joseph Guidry and Élisabeth Comeaux of St. James Parish on the river), married Anne Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre LeBlanc and Anne Boudreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1811.  Their daughters married into the Badeaux, Borne, and Knobloch families.  They may have had no sons; none, at least, who can be recognized in local church records. 

Descendants of Jean-Charles GUIDRY (1799-c1859; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois, Charles)

Jean-Charles, called Charles, elder son of Joseph Guidry and Marie-Madeleine Breaux, born at Manchac on the river in January 1799, married, at age 40, Céleste, daughter of Charles Falgout and Angélique Dufrene of St. Charles Parish and widow of Joseph Gaudet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1839.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche.  Charles's succession record was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in October 1859; he would have been 60 years old that year. 

1

Older son Charles Joseph, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1839, married cousin Émelia, daughter of Émile Leonard or Leonval and Émilie Falgout, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in November 1863.  Their son Charles François was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1868. 

2

Younger son François Ernest, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1841, married Mary Louise, daughter of Walter McEvers or McEness and Celina Cantrelle, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1859.  Their son Louis Ernest was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1861. 

Descendants of Joseph-Hippolyte GUIDRY (1801-1850; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Pierre dit Grivois, Charles)

Joseph-Hippolyte, called Hippolyte, younger son of Joseph Guidry and Marie-Madeleine Breaux, born at Manchac on the river in October 1801, married Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadians François Hébert and Céleste LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1823.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Boutary and Sevin families.  Hippolyte died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1850; he was only 49 years old; a petition for succession inventory in his name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in January. 

1

Oldest son Joseph Hippolyte, fils, called Hippolyte, fils, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1824, married Marcellite, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Lucien Savoie and his Creole wife Marcellite Chauvin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1847.  Their son Alidor was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1849, Joseph Désiré in September 1851, François Alferes in January 1854, and Alfred in September 1856.  Their daughter married into the Duplantis family. 

2

Aurelien, born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1820s, married Émelie, daughter of John C. Brown and Marie Justine Pontiff, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1853.  They settled near Raceland.  Their son William was born in February 1854, Joseph Nelson in May 1855, Aristide in April 1858, Ernest in April 1860, Émile in October 1862, Gabriel Nicolas in February 1868, and Charles in January 1870. 

3

Joseph Adrien, called Adrien and also Adonis, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1826, married Marguerite Émée, Aimée, or Émelie, perhaps also called Lucie, daughter of Étienne Toups and his Acadian wife Marie Carmelite Part, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1855.  They settled near Raceland and then near Lockport.  Their son Joseph Albert was born in December 1859, Étienne Ribbeck in September 1861, and Toussaint Philippe in June 1866. 

4

Youngest son Louis Félicien, called Félicien, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1841, married Elmire, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Molaison and Marie Émelie LeBlanc, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1866.  Their son Louis Willington was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1867, and Joseph Émile in October 1869. 

Descendants of Charles Neuville GUIDRY (1809-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, ?)

Charles Neuville, second son of Pierre Guidry and his first wife Rosalie Denis, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in April 1809, married first cousin Joséphine, daughter fellow Acadians Jean Baptiste Guidry and Marguerite Françoise Comeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1837, and remarried to Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadians Joseph Olivier Hébert and Félicité Breaux of Lafourche Interior Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1845, two months after a son was born to them. 

1

Oldest son Jean Aristide or Aristide Jean, from his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1837, married  Marguerite Amelie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Duplantis and Séraphine Charpentier, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1863.  They settled near Montegut.  Their son Adolphe Amédée was born in March 1870. 

2

Pierre, by his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1840, if he survived childhood did not marry by 1870. 

3

Neuville Olivier, by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1844, married Mathilde, daughter of Charles LeBoeuf and his Acadian wife Roseline Pitre, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1867.  Their son Émile Eugène was born near Montegut in July 1868. 

4

Louis Donat, by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1846, if he survived childhood did not marry by 1870. 

5

Bernard, by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1850, if he survived childhood did not marry by 1870. 

6

Anatole Arthur, by his father's second wife, was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1864. 

Descendants of Joseph GUIDRY (1810-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, ?)

Joseph, sole surviving son of Alexandre Guidry and Marie Mélanie Lambert, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in May 1810, married Marie Pauline, called Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Henry and his Creole wife Marie Perque, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1847.  They were living near Attakapas Canal, east of Lake Verret, in the late 1850s.  Their daughter married into the Crochet family on the lower Atchafalaya River. 

1

Oldest son Joseph Tecle, was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in November 1850. 

2

Joseph Veuillot was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1855.

3

Adrien Wilfride was born near Attakapas Canal, Assumption Parish, in November 1859. 

Descendants of Firmin Philogène GUIDRY (1824-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Augustin, Jean, Firmin)

Firmin Philosin or Philogène, called Philogène, eldest son of Édouard Chanter Guidry and his first wife Marie Françoise Gautreaux, born in Iberville Parish in December 1824, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Breaux and his Creole wife Eglantine Rousseau, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1849.  They remained on the upper bayou, where they had many sons.

1

Oldest son Edward Ambroise was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1849.

2

Maure Claudius was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1855.

3

Joseph Théophile was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in September 1860. 

4

Joseph Justinien was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in July 1862. 

5

Joseph Armand was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in January 1866. 

6

Léo Lucien was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in March 1868. 

7

Ulysse Joseph was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in October 1870. 

Descendants of Joseph GUIDRY (1830-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Augustin, Jean, Firmin)

Joseph, second son of Édouard Chanter Guidry and his second wife Marie Louise Braud, born in Ascension Parish in July 1830, followed his half-brother Philogène to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Zulmée or Zulma, daughter of Gilbert Bernuchaud and Arthémise Rousseau, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1851. 

1

Older son Joseph Franklin, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1852. 

2

Younger son Vincent Joseph, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in January 1854. 

Descendants of Joseph Dufossard GUIDRY (1832-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Augustin, Jean, Firmin)

Joseph Dufossard, called Dufossard, third and youngest son of Édouard Chanter Guidry and his second wife Marie Louise Braud, born in Iberville Parish in June 1832, married Élodie, daughter of Carville Verret and his Acadian wife Azélie Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1859.  They also remained on the upper bayou. 

1

Oldest son Joseph Léonard was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1861 but died in January. 

2

Joseph Léo was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in October 1864 but died at age 10 months in August 1865. 

3

Joseph Armand was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in December 1866. 

Descendants of Pantaléon/Léon GUIDRY (1825-; Claude dit Grivois dit Laverdure, Paul dit Grivois, Jean dit Grivois, Jacques)

Pantaléon, called Léon, fourth son of Philemon Guidry and Eulalie Rodrigue, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1825, married Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Sébastien Benoit and his Creole wife Marie Éloise Morvant, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1851.  They remained on the bayou; however, a daughter was baptized at Convent on the river in May 1859.

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Older son Léo was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1853.

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Hilaire was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1857. 

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Other GUIDRYs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Guidrys in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley with known Acadian lines of the family there:

Jean Guidry died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1812.  His succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse later that month.  The parish clerk who recorded his death and his succession did not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or even give his age at the time of his death.  

Romain Guidry married Élise Sevain probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Joseph Guillaume was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1824, and Eugène Drosin in August 1825.  

Jean Baptiste Guidry married fellow Acadian Constance Naquin probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1820s.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1828.  

Zéphirin Guidry married Delphine Exnicios probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1820s.  One wonders if he was the Zéphirin, son of Olivier Guidry, who had married Deline, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Dupuis of Manchac and Grande Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1819.  

Rosalie Élodie Guidry married Anglo American Henry Charles Davies in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1835.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  

Jean Justinien Guidry married Marie Alexandre Guedris, probably a Guidry cousin.  Their son Jean Justinien, fils was born near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, in August 1844. 

Joseph Guidry, Jr. married Élodie Clodoina or Olod Thibodeaux, probably a fellow Acadian.  Their son Gustave was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1849, Bienville Aubin in February 1858, and Émile Dalferes in February 1864.  Their daughter married into the Arceneaux (probably French Canadian, not Acadian) family. 

Hubert Eustache Guidry married fellow Acadian Pélagie Boudreaux and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by 1850. 

Frédéric Guidry died in Lafourche Parish in August 1853, victim of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana during the summer and fall of that year.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give Frédéric's age at the time of his death. 

Charles and Joseph, sons of P. Guidry, died near Houma, Terrebonne Parish, a day apart in April 1854.  The priest who recorded the burials, and who did not bother to give the father's given name or the mother's name, said that Charles died "at age 23 yrs." and Joseph "at age 15 yrs."  One wonders what killed the young fellows.  Were they victims of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana during the previouls summer and fall? 

Élise, called Lise, Guidry married Anglo American Joseph Elliot in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1855.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Lockport. 

Wilfrid Guidry married Elmire Folse and settled near Theriot, Terrebonne Parish, by the mid-1850s. 

Frosin Guidry married Zéolide Loupe.  Their son Telesphore was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in January 1856. 

Zulema or Zulma Guidry married French Creole Hippolyte Augeron in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Alodile Guidry married Auguste Geauvis in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Patrick François, son of Rosalie Guidry, was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1860.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism died not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Authenor Guidry married Celina Verloin and settled in Lafourche Parish by the early 1860s. 

Jean B., probably Jean Baptiste, Guidry married E. Lapeyrouse and settled near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Evelia Guidry married Jean Larieux at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

The great majority of Guidrys in South Louisiana are Acadians, but some were Afro Creoles who lived on the western prairies and may have been owned, and freed, by members of the family:

Descendants of Pierre GUIDRY (?-)

Pierre Guidry, a free man of color, married Marie Louise Jean Louis, likely a free woman of color, probably in St. Martin Parish during the early antebellum period.  Pierre may have been owned by one of the Guidrys of Grande Pointe and set free, or he had may have been born free, his mother having earned her freedom.  No matter, he took the Guidry name. 

Pierre, fils, called an homme de couleur libre by the recording priest, married Élisabeth, daughter of Louis Gagne or Gagneaux and Sarah à Mr. Dumartrait, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1838.  Their son Louis, described by the recording priest as a "mul.libre," or free mulatto, was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1839, and Joseph was baptized at the St. Martinville church, age unrecorded, in April 1854. 

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Valérie Guidry, a femme de couleur libre, or free woman of color, died in St. Martin Parish in October 1836.  She was only 40 years old.  Was she kin to Pierre? 

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William Joseph Guidry, freedman, married Lila Cooper, freedwoman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Elizabeth Guidry, freedwoman, married Michel Daigle, freedman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Philippe Guidry, perhaps a freedman, married Marie Lavinia Nego, freedwoman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Felonise, affranchie, that is, freedwoman, of Joseph Allegre, daughter of Jean Baptiste Guidry and Angélique ___, married Jean William, affranchi, that is, freedman, of Edmond Mouton, son of Jean Baptiste of Lafayette, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1867. 

Valéry Guidry, freedman, married Celia Foreman, freewoman, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

CONCLUSION

Guédrys settled early in Acadia and were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Augustin and Joseph Guédry, one married, the other not, came to the colony from Halifax via St.-Domingue in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party.  They followed the Broussards to the Bayou Teche valley, where Augustin's wife, a Broussard, died in the epidemic that devastated the Teche community that summer and fall.  Augustin soon disappeared from the historical record--he, too, may have died soon after reaching the colony; there is no evidence that he remarried.  Joseph remained on the Teche for a few more years and then moved to Ascension on the Mississippi, where he married.  Not until later in the decade did a Guédry "return" to the prairies.  Ursule, wife of Pierre-Paul Boutin, had come to the colony from Maryland with her family in 1767 and moved to the Opelousas District a year or so later.  Her younger brother Pierre Guédry of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, also had come to the colony from Maryland, in 1768 with the Breau clan from Port Tobacco.  The Spanish forced him and the other Breau kin to settle far upriver at Fort San Luìs de Natchez.  After their release from that unhappy place, Pierre and his new wife, whom he had married at Natchez, moved downriver to Ascension.  In the early 1770s, following his sister Ursule, Pierre took his family to the Grand Coteau area of the Opelousas District, where he remarried to his third wife in c1781.  In the 1790s, he settled on a substantial piece of land he had acquired at La Grande Pointe on upper Bayou Teche and became the veritable "Jacob" of his family on the western prairies.  A dozen of his 14 sons by his second and third wives created their own families in the prairie districts.  From the 1780s into the early 1800s, more Guidrys, including Pierre's cousin Jean-Baptiste from France and a cousin from Canada, came to the prairies and added substantially to the western branch of the family. 

More Guédry families settled along the Mississippi than on the western prairies, but, thanks to Pierre of Grande Pointe's amazing fecundity, the number of river-parish Guidrys remained somewhat smaller than the number of their kinsmen west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  The first Guédry to settle on what became the Acadian Coast, the Joseph from Halifax who had gone to Bayou Teche in 1765, left the prairies later in the decade, married at Cabahannocer on the river, and created a substantial family line in what became St. James Parish.  In 1768, other Guédrys, including Pierre of Pigiguit, came to the colony from Port Tobacco, Maryland, and were forced to settle far upriver at Natchez.  After their release from that distant settlement, they went to Ascension.  Pierre and nephew Jean-Baptiste moved on to the western prairies, but Pierre's nephew Firmin remained at Ascension and created another family line in what became Ascension and Iberville parishes.  Joseph, brother of Ursule and Pierre, appeared at Ascension in 1770 and married there in his early 40s, but he and his wife had no children.  Antoine Guédry of Île Royale and Nantes, France, came to the colony from France by July 1780, when he married a fellow Acadian at New Orleans--among the relatively few Acadians who remained in the city.  Olivier Guidry, this one an Acadian from the St. Lawrence valley, called dit Canada by his neighbors, settled near his cousins on the western prairies in the 1790s.

In 1785, nearly a generation after the first of their kinsmen reached the colony, the largest group of Guédrys to emigrate to Louisiana--31 of them--crossed on three of the Seven Ships from France.  They went to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge; to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge; and to upper Bayou Lafourche.  They established at least seven new family lines on the river in what became East and West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, and St. James parishes.  Not until the 1790s, however, did Guidry family lines appear on upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement.  During the early antebellum period, more river-parish Guidrys moved to the Lafourche valley, some of them settling as far down as the Terrebonne country, so that by the 1850s the Guidrys along the southeastern bayous nearly equaled in numbers their kinsmen on the river.  During the late antebellum period, at least one Guidry, probably from Ascension, crossed the Amite River to French Settlement in Livingston Parish--among the few Acadians who lived there.  Guidrys from the river moved to the western prairies during or soon after the War of 1861-65. 

Meanwhile, Guidrys on the prairies, where most members of the family lived, were staging their own exodus from the center of family settlement along upper Bayou Teche.  By 1850, nearly a dozen Guidry families, many of them descendants of Pierre of Grande Pointe, were living in distant Calcasieu Parish, where they ran hundreds and even thousands of head of cattle on the tallgrass prairie.  Pierre Guidry owned 1,800 head and Hippolyte Guidry 3,600 head of cattle that year.  Guidrys also were among the first Acadians to cross the Sabine and settle in southeastern Texas.  On the eve of the Texas War of Independence, which broke out in October 1835, Leufroi Guidry, a grandson of Pierre of Grande Pointe, took his family to Jefferson County near the Louisiana border.  Brothers Joachim (called Joshua by his new neighbors) and Jean Baptiste and cousin Ursin followed in the early 1840s and settled in Jefferson and Hardin counties.  And there they remained.  

The great majority of the Guidrys in South Louisiana and East Texas are descendants of Claude dit Gravois dit La Verdure of Port-Royal and Mirliguèche.  There were, however, Guidrys on the western prairies whose membership in the family was a predictable result of the family's participation in the South's peculiar institution--Afro Creoles who had been owned and in some cases emancipated by Guidrys and who took the family's surname.  Guidry "free persons of color" appear in local church records as early as the 1830s.  

Judging by the number of slaves they held during the late antebellum period, many Guidrys lived comfortably on their South Louisiana farms, plantations, and vacharies.  Some, especially descendants of Pierre of Grand Pointe, owned enough slaves to qualify as planters (20 or more slaves), and a few were considered to be great planters, with 50 or more bondsmen.  ...

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

In Louisiana, the family's name evolved from Guédry to Guidry, perhaps the result of Spanish influence, though some members of the family retained the original spelling.  The family's name also is spelled Diedery, Feudry, Gaidrais, Gaidrie, Gaidry, Geddrie, Geddry, Gedery, Gedre, Gedri, Gedrie, Gedry, Gettry, Ghidri, Gidri, Gidrie, Gidry, Gudiry, Guduy, Guéderic, Guéderie, Guédery, Guédoy, Guédri, Guédrie, Guédrig, Guédris, Guéri, Guiddry, Guiderie, Guiddery, Guidery, Guidoy, Guidri, Guidrie, Guiedri, Guiedry, Guildrie, Guildry, Guiridy, Guitry, Huduric, Jedrie, Jeddry, Lledre, Lledri, Yedri.  This family should not be confused with the much smaller Guidroz family, whose progenitor, a native of Bern, Switzerland, came to Louisiana as a soldier before 1762 and whose descendants settled at New Orleans, Pointe Coupée, and on the western prairies.  [See Book Ten for the family's Louisiana "begats"]

This large Acadian family should not be confused with the just-as-large Guillory family, who were French Creoles, not Acadians. 

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 588-92, 1490-92, 2236, 2499-2502; Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 187; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:40, 46-47, 61, 80, 111, 160; "Fort Cumberland, 24 Aug 1763"; Guidry, "Guédrys Exiled to North Carolina," The Guédry-Labine Family website; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 173, 566; 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; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152, 218, 239; McMichael, Atlantic Loyalites, 48;  NOAR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family Nos. 14, 18; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 103, 184;  "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760"; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 46-47; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74-76; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 376-81; 560; White, DGFA-1, 771-74; White, DGFA-1 English, 158; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 79-81, 169-70; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 120-22.

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Anne-Laurance or Laurance-Anne GUIDRY 01 Aug 1785 BR born 1 Jan 1759, aboard ship Supply; daughter of Charles GUIDRY & his first wife Adélaïde-Madeleine HÉBERT; sister of Antoine & Marguerite-Victoire, half-sister of Jacques-Servais, Jean-Pierre, Joseph, & Pierre-Jean; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Anne-Dorathé GUÉDRY, age 2 mos.; baptized 16 Mar 1759, St.-Servan, France; at Bonnaban, France, 1759-60; at LaGouesnière, France, 1760-63; at St.-Servan 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & half-brothers; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 26; married, age 29, Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAUX of St.-Malo, 17 Dec 1787, Baton Rouge or Manchac; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & no others
Anne-Monique GUIDRY 33 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, StG born c1762, probably MD; called Monique; daughter of Jean GUIDRY & Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS; sister of Élisabeth, Firmin, Jean-Baptiste, & Madeleine; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Monique GAIDRIS, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 6; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Monica, age 6, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Monique GUÉDRY, age 6[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Marie GUÉDRY, age 15, with widowed mother & brothers; married, age 20, Charles, son of Antoine BREAUX & Marguerite LANDRY, 30 Dec 1782, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Iberville Parish, 14 Sep 1842, age 84[sic], a widow
*Antoine GUIDRY 25 late 1770s NO born c1754, probably Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale; son of Charles GUIDRY & his first wife Adélaïde-Madeleine HÉBERT; brother of Anne-Laurance & Marguerite-Victoire, half-brother of Jacques-Servais, Jean-Pierre, Joseph, & Pierre-Jean; deported from Íle Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, age 5; at Bonnaban, France, 1759-60; at LaGouesniere, France, 1760-63; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; arrived LA late 1770s; married, age 24, Marie, daughter of Paul HÉBERT & Marguerite-Josèphe MELANÇON, & widow of Augustin MORIN, 31 Jul 1780, New Orleans
Augustin GUIDRY 02 Feb 1765 Atk married Théotiste BROUSSARD; arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil
Charles GUIDRY 03 Aug 1785 BR, NO? born & baptized 10 Feb 1726, St.-Jean-Baptiste Parish, Annapolis Royal; son of Pierre GUIDRY dit Grivois & Marguerite BRASSEAUX; carpenter, ploughman, pit sawyer; married, age 19, (1)Adélaïde-Madeleine, called Madeleine, HÉBERT, widow of Jean BREAUX, c1745, NS; at La Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752, age 26, with wife, 2 daughters (1 of them age 6), & 4 brothers; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Charles GUÉDRY, de l'Acadie, age 33; at Bonnaban, France, 1759-60; at LaGouesnière, France, 1760-63; married, age 35, (2)Agnès, daughter of Joseph BOURG & Françoise DUGAS, 13 Jan 1761, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with no wife, 3 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 57[sic], widower, head of family; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Carlos GUIDRI, with 4 persons in his family, 4 1/2 barrels corn, 1/4 qt. rice; died [buried] New Orleans 16 Sep 1797, age 72[sic]
Claude GUIDRY 04 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born c1714, probably Mirliguèche; son of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY & Madeleine MIUS D'AZY; uncle of Pierre & Ursule; married, age 32, (1)Anne, daughter of Germain LEJEUNE & Marie-Anne TRAHAN, c1746, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; moved to Île St.-Jean c1750; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Claude GUÉDRY, age 38, with wife Anne TERRIAUD[sic], age 38, & sons Jean-Baptiste, age 5, Joseph-Marie, age 2, & Pierre-Janvier, age 2 mos.; 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 Claude GUÉDRY, age 33[sic]; married, age 48, (2)Anne, daughter of François MOÏSE dit Latreille & Marie BRUN, & widow of Joseph LEBLANC, 3 Feb 1762, St.-Suliac, France; at Châteauneuf, France, 1762, age 36[sic]; at St.-Malo, 1772, age 43[sic]; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 60[sic], no occupation listed, head of family; moved to Baton Rouge district; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Claudio GUIDRI, with 9 unnamed persons in his family, 10 1/2 barrels corn, 1 barrel rice
Élisabeth/Isabelle GUIDRY 05 Feb 1768 Natz born c1765, MD; daughter of Jean GUIDRY & Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS; sister of Anne-Monique, Firmin, Jean-Baptiste, & Madeleine; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Isabel, age 3, with widowed mother & siblings
Firmin GUIDRY 06 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1752, probably l'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Jean GUIDRY & Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS; brother of Anne-Monique, Élisabeth, Jean-Baptiste, & Madeleine; exiled to MD 1755, age 3; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Firmin GAIDRIS, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 16; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Fermin LLEDRI, age 16, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Firmain GUÉDRY, age 18, with widowed mother, 1 brother, & 2 sisters; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Firmin GUÉDRY, age 27[sic], head of family number 77, with mother Widow GUÉDRY age 44, brother Jean age 17, sister Marie age 15, 6 arpents in production, 0 slaves, 10 cattle, 3 horses, 0 sheep, 8 swine, 2 arms, also 6 arpents in fallow; married, age 34, Marguerite-Françoise, daughter of Charles LANDRY & Marguerite BOUDREAUX, 9 Feb 1786, St.-Gabriel; died [buried] Ascension 1 Feb 1799, age 46
François GUIDRY 07 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk born c1781, Nantes, France; son of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY & Marguerite LEBERT; brother of Marguerite-Félicité & Pierre-Jean-Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents, brother, & an unnamed orphan [probably cousin Marguerite-Marie LEBERT]; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, called François GUÉDRI, "minor," age 9, with family of uncle Joseph GUÉDRI; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisco, "minor," age 14, with family of uncle Josef GUÉDRY; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 27, Céleste, daughter of Jean DARTES & Pélagie PROVOST, & widow of Louis THIBAUT, 21 Nov 1808, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled lower Bayou Teche
François-Xavier GUIDRY 08 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 17 Sep 1764, St.-Suliac, France; son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE; brother of Malo-Bénoni, Marie-Cécile, Olivier, Pierre-Claude, & Suliac-Charles, half-brother of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph-Marie, & Pierre-Janvier; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 19, no occupation listed; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married Marie, daughter of Pierre LEBLANC & his second wife Geneviève RICHARD, probably Manchac, early 1800s; died [buried] East Baton Rouge Parish 4 Sep 1827, age 63[sic]
Jacques GUIDRY 09 Aug 1785 StJ born c1768, France; son of Jean GUIDRY dit Grivois & Marie LEBLANC; brother of Jean, fils; carpenter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 17; on list of Acadians at St.-Jacques, 1788, unnamed, with parents & 1 other; married, age 21, Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of Jacques BONVILLAIN & Charlotte ST. IVES of St.-Charles des Allemands, 13 Jul 1789, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St.-Jacques 15 Oct 1801, age 34
Jacques-Servais GUIDRY 10 Aug 1785 BR, Asc, StG born & baptized 7 Mar 1770, St.-Servan, France; son of Charles GUIDRY & his second wife Agnès BOURG; brother of Jean-Pierre, Joseph, & Pierre-Jean, half-brother of Anne-Laurence, Antoine, & Marguerite-Victoire; at St.-Servan, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 15; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed father & others; married, age 27, Isabelle, daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY, & widow of Paul BREAUX, 18 Sep 1797, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Iberville Parish 6 Sep 1843, age 74
Jean GUIDRY dit Grivois, père 11 Aug 1785 StJ, Asp, Lf born c1729, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Paul GUIDRY dit Grivois & Anne-Marie dite Nannette MIUS d'AZY; at Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 22, with parents & 5 siblings; married, age 27, Marie LEBLANC, c1756, perhaps Île St.-Jean; escaped the British in 1758 & sought refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, called Jean Grivois, with family of 5; on list of prisoners at Fort Cumberland, formerly Beauséjour, 24 Aug 1763, called Jean GUEDRY, with wife Marie & sons Jean & Alexandre; on Île Miquelon 1766; compelled by French authorities to resettle in France 1767; calker; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 50[sic], head of family; on list of Acadians at St.-Jacques, 1788, called Juan GUÉDRY, father, with 4 unnamed persons in his household, 6 barrels corn; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean GUÉDRI, age 60[sic], with wife Marie, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 0 horses, 13 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan GUÉDRY, age 68[sic], with wife Maria age 64, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean GUÉDRY, age 69, with wife Marie age 65, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean GUÉDRY, age 69, with wife Marie age 68, no children, & "single" Jean LEBLANC age 14, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; succession inventory dated 24 Aug 1807, Interior Parish courthouse
Jean GUIDRY dit Grivois, fils 12 Aug 1785 StJ, Asp, Op? born c1758, Île St.-Jean; son of Jean GUIDRY dit Grivois & Marie LEBLANC; brother of Jacques; followed family to Gulf of St. Lawrence shore; on list of 1,003 Acadians at Restigouche 24 Oct 1760, unnamed, with Jean Grivois & his family of 5; on list of prisoners at Fort Cumberland, formerly Beauséjour, 24 Aug 1763, called Jean GUEDRY, with parents & brother Alexandre; on Île Miquelon 1766; compelled by French authorities to resettle in France 1767; carpenter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 27; married, age 28, Céleste, daughter of Pierre BOUDREAUX & his second wife Madeleine BOURG of Île St.-Jean, 8 Mar 1786, St.-Jacques; on list of Acadians at St.-Jacques, 1788, called Juan GUÉDRY, son, with 3 unnamed persons in his household, 7 1/2 barrels corn; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jean GUIDRI, age 32, with wife Céleste age 25, son Jean age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 0 horses, 12 swine; moved to Opelousas District?; died by Oct 1794, when his wife remarried at Assumption
Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY 14 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, Atk born c1761, MD; son of Jean GUIDRY & Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS; brother of Anne-Monique, Élisabeth, Firmin, & Madeleine; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Jean GAIDRIS, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 7; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Juan Bte., age 2[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Jean GUÉDRY, age 8, with widowed mother & siblings; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Jean GUÉDRY, age 17, with widowed mother & siblings; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Jul 1779, called Jean Bte. DUPUY or GUÉDRY, not listed as married, also in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, called Jen Baptiste GUÉDRY, fusileer; moved to Attakapas District, settled on upper Bayou Teche; in Attakapas census, 1785, called J B GUIDRIE, with 1 unnamed free individual, 0 slaves; married, age 19, (1)Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Firmin BREAUX & Marguerite BREAUX, 15 Jun 1785, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; married, age 57, (2)Anne, daughter of François-Joseph SAVOIE & his third wife Anne THIBODEAUX, & widow of Jean Charles BENOIT, 9 Nov 1818, St. Martinville
Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY 15 Aug 1785 Asp? born c1747, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Claude GUIDRY & his first wife Anne LEJEUNE; brother of Joseph-Marie & Pierre-Janvier, half-brother of Francois-Xavier, Malo-Bénonie, Marie-Cécile, Olivier, Pierre, & Suliac-Charles; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 5; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY, age 11; at Châteauneuf, France, 1759-62; at St.-Suliac, France, 1762-72; carpenter; married, age 26, Marguerite, daughter of Paul LEBERT & Madeleine LAPIERRE, & sister of brother Pierre-Janvier's wife Marie-Josèphe, 25 Jan 1774, Plouër, France; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jean-Bte. GUIDRY, with wife Marguerite HÉBERT[sic], 2 unnamed sons [François & Pierre-Jean-Marie], & an unnamed orphan [probably niece Marguerite-Marie LEBERT]; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 38, head of family, perhaps a widower; died by Jan 1791, when his 9-year-old son François was counted in the Valenzuéla census with family of Joseph GUIDRY
Jean-Pierre GUIDRY 13 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 28 Jan 1768, St.-Servan, France; son of Charles GUIDRY & his second wife Agnès BOURG; brother of Jacques-Servais, Joseph, & Pierre-Jean, half-brother of Anne-Laurance, Antoine, & Marguerite-Victoire; at St.-Servan, 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 17; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed father & others; married, age 45, (1)Marie Céline, daughter of Pierre VACHARD & Angélique VIZETTE, 14 Jun 1813, Baton Rouge; married, age 51, (2)Vicenta, daughter of Juan Andres RODRIGUEZ & Augustina RODRIGUEZ, 14 Apr 1819, Baton Rouge
Jean-Pierre GUIDRY 16 Aug 1785 BR, Asp baptized 22 Jul 1781, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT; brother of Joseph-Firmin, Marie-Rose, & Pierre-Joseph; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 4; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Assumption census, 1795, called Juan Pedro, age 14, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 20, Marianne, daughter of Pierre DASPIT & Marie MAYEUX of New Orleans, 15 Sep 1801, Assumption, now Plattenville
Joseph GUIDRY 18 Feb 1765 Atk, StJ born c1735, NS; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 30, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; on list of Acadians who exchanged card money in New Orleans, Apr 1765; in Attakapas census, 1766, District of the Point, with no one else in his household; moved to Cabanocé; married, age 32, Élisabeth COMEAUX, 19 May 1767, Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 42, with wife Élizabeth age 36, sons Donnat age 8, Joseph age 7, Alexandre age 5, daughters Félicitée age 3, & Judicq age 1; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Joseph GUÉDRY, with 8 unnamed whites, 0 slaves, 50 qts. rice, 2 qts. corn; died [buried] St. James Parish 2 Nov 1815, age 85[sic]?
Joseph GUIDRY 17 176? Asc, StJ? born c1732, probably l'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT; brother of Pierre & Ursule, nephew of Claude; at Baie-de-Miré, Île Royale, Apr 1752, called Joseph GUÉDRY, age 17[sic], with sister Jeanne & brother-in-law Julien BOURNEUF of Brittany; moved to Lunenburg/Mirliguèche, NS, 1754; imprisoned Georges Island, Halifax, Sep 1755; exiled to NC aboard Providence, Dec 1755, age 23; moved to PA, c1760; married, age 29, (1)Madeleine ______, 1761, Philadelphia, PA; on list of Acadians in PA, Jun 1763, called Joseph GUÉDRY, with wife Madelaine ____ & 3 unnamed children; probably moved to MD, c1764; arrived LA late 1760s, probably from MD; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Joseph GUÉDRY, age 30[sic], head of "family" number 76, listed singly, with 6 arpents near brother Pierre; married, age 41, (2)Monique, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX of Minas, 24 May 1773, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Joseph GUÉDRY, age 45, head of family number 76, with wife Marie[sic] age 33, no children, 8 arpents, 1 slave, 15 cattle, 0 horses, 0 sheep, 15 swine, 2 arms; died [buried] St. James Parish 2 Nov 1815, age 85[sic]?
Joseph GUIDRY 20 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 21 Mar 1766, St.-Servan, France; son of Charles GUIDRY & his second wife Agnès BOURG; brother of Jacques-Servais, Jean-Pierre, & Pierre-Jean, half-brother of Anne-Laurence, Antoine, & Marguerite-Victoire; carpenter; at St.-Servan, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 18; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed father & others; married, age 27, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Honoré BREAUX & Élisabeth dite Maillet LEBLANC of St.-Malo, France, 29 Oct 1794, probably Manchac; died by Feb 1807, when his wife remarried at St. Gabriel
Joseph GUIDRY, fils 21 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk baptized 11 Jul 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Joseph-Marie GUIDRY & Madeleine COMEAUX; brother of Marguerite-Adélaïde, Marie-Jeanne, & Renée-Élisabeth; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 5, with parents & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 7, with parents, sisters, & "minor" Francois GUÉDRI; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 13, with parents, siblings, & 2 GUÉDRY kinsmen; moved to Attakapas District late 1790s; married, age 34, Émilie, daughter of Pierre BONVILLAIN & Thérèse CARLIN of St. Mary Parish, 14 Apr 1817, St. Martinville
Joseph-Firmin GUIDRY 22 Aug 1785 BR, Asp, Lf baptized 15 Oct 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; called Firmin; son of Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT; brother of Jean-Pierre, Marie-Rose, & Pierre-Joseph; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, an infant; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Assumption census, 1795, called Josef Fermin, age 11, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 18, Marie-Josèphe of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, daughter of Ignace CARRET & Marie-Madeleine CLÉMENCEAU, 18 Jan 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 29 Apr 1842, age 60[sic]
Joseph-Marie GUIDRY 19 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk born c1750, either L'Assomption, Pigiguit, or Île St.-Jean; son of Claude GUIDRY & his first wife Anne LEJEUNE; brother of Pierre-Janvier & Jean-Baptiste, half-brother of François-Xavier, Malo-Bénoni, Marie-Cécile, Olivier, Pierre-Claude, & Suliac-Charles; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Joseph-Marie, age 2; deported  from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Joseph GUÉDRY, age 7; at Châteauneuf, France, 1759-62; at St.-Suliac, France, 1762-72; calker & seaman; married, age 22, Madeleine, daughter of Joseph COMEAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT, 18 Nov 1772, St.-Suliac; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Joseph GUIDRY, with wife, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 36, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Joseph GUÉDRY, age 39, with wife Magdeleinne age 36, son Joseph age 5, daughters Marie age 11, Margueritte age 9, Renné[-Élisabeth] age 3, Victoire age 1, 6 arpents, 10 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 9 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph GUÉDRI, age 42, with wife Madelaine age 39, son Joseph age 7, daughters Marie age 15, Margrithe age 13, Rennés age 6, Victoire age 4, Jennevie age 3, "minor" [nephew] François GUÉDRI age 9, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef GUÉDRY, age 48[sic], with wife Magdalena age 46, son Josef age 13, daughters Maria age 20, Margarita age 18, Reyna age 11, Victoria age 9, Rosalia age 7, Ana age 5, & Pélagia age 2, "minor" [nephew] Francisco [GUÉDRY] age 14, & [half-brother?] Olivier [GUÉDRY?] age 22; moved to Attakapas District; died [buried] Attakapas 4 Feb 1799, age 50
Madeleine GUIDRY 23 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1754, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Jean GUIDRY & Anne-Madeleine DUPUIS; sister of Anne-Monique, Élisabeth, Firmin, & Jean-Baptiste; exiled to MD 1755, age 1; in report of Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine GAIDRIS, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1768, age 14; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 14, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Magdelaine GUÉDRY, age 16, with widowed mother & siblings
Malo-Bénoni GUIDRY 24 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born 28 Jan 1767, baptized 28 Jan 1767, St.-Suliac, France; son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE; brother of François-Xavier, Marie-Cécile, Pierre-Claude, Olivier, & Suliac-Charles, half-brother of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph-Marie, & Pierre-Janvier; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 15[sic]; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 30, Marguerite-Marie, daughter of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne THÉRIOT, 4 Jul 1797, probably Manchac
Marguerite-Adélaïde GUIDRY 26 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk born c1778, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph-Marie GUIDRY & Madeleine COMEAUX; sister of Joseph, fils, Marie-Jeanne, & Renée-Élisabeth; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte, age 9, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 13, with parents, siblings, & "minor" François GUÉDRI; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 18, with parents, siblings, & 2 GUÉDRY kinsmen; moved to Attakapas District late 1790s; married, age 19, Frédéric, son of Jean Henry TENHOLT & Jeanne GARRETSEN of Doesburg, Zutphen, Holland, 18 Jun 1797, Attakapas
Marguerite-Félicité GUIDRY 27 Aug 1785 Asp? baptized 26 Feb 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY & Marguerite LEBERT; sister of François & Pierre-Jean-Marie; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, an infant
Marguerite-Victoire GUIDRY 28 Sep 1785 Asp born 9 Mar 1752, Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale; daughter of Charles GUIDRY & his first wife Adélaïde-Madeleine HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Laurance & Antoine, half-sister of Jacques-Servais, Jean-Pierre, Joseph, & Pierre-Jean; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752, unnamed, age 8 days; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo, 9 Mar 1759, called Marguerite GUÉDRY, age 6; at Bonnaban, France, 1759-60; at LaGouesniere, France, 1760-63; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; married, age 28, (1)Jean-Charles, son of François BOUDREAUX & Angélique DOIRON of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, & widower of Agnès TRAHAN, 22 Aug 1780, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Margueritte, with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 34; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte GUÉDRY, age 45, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe GUÉDRI Widow BOUDEREAU, age 44[sic], with sons Pierre [-David BOUDEREAU] age 7, Félix [BOUDEREAU] age 5, daughters Rennés [BOUDEREAU] age 9, Marie [BOUDEREAU] age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 15 swine; married, age 40, (2)Gregorio, son of Francisco CHICO & Cécilia de SANTOS FERNANDEZ of Carrascalejo Parrido de Lavera de La Reina, Spain, 18 Feb 1793, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita GUÉDRY, age 41[sic], with husband Grégorio CHICO age 40, sons Félix [BOUDREAUX] age 10, Pedro [BOUDREAUX] age 12, Grégorio [CHICO] age 1, daughters Margarita [BOUDREAUX] age 15, Maria [BOUDREAUX] age 7, & Andréa[-Josepha CHICO] age 3; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marguerite GUÉDRY, age 42[sic], with husband Gregorio CHICO age 41, sons Félix [BOUDREAUX] age 11, Pedro [BOUDREAUX] age 13, Gregorio [CHICO, fils] age 2, daughters Margueritte [BOUDREAUX] age 16, Maria [BOUDREAUX] age 8, & Andréa [CHICO] age 4, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 50[sic], with husband Gregorio QUCICO age 40, son Grgorio [QUCICO, fils] age 2, daughters Renné [BOUDREAUX] age 18, Marie [BOUDREAUX] age 9, & Andreyte [QUCICO] age 4, 7/15 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption Parish 7 Nov 1813, age 66[sic]
Marie GUIDRY 29 Feb 1768 Natz born c1765, MD; daughter of Pierre GUIDRY & his first wife Marguerite DUPUIS; arrived LA 1768, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Maria, age 3, with parents & orphan Olivier BADEN; not in Ascension census of 1770 with her father & stepmother, so she probably died young
Marie-Cécile GUIDRY 31 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born 5 May 1763, baptized 6 May 1763, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE of Mirliguèche; sister of François-Xavier, Malo-Bénoni, Olivier, Pierre-Claude, & Suliac-Charles, half-sister of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph-Marie, & Pierre-Janvier; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 21; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 24, (1)Pierre, son of Charles AUCOIN & Madeleine TRAHAN, & widower of Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, 24 Oct 1788, probably Manchac; married, age 37, (2)Charles, fils, son of Charles ROBICHAUX & Marie LEBLANC, & widower of Jeanne-Françoise HENRY, 18 May 1801, Baton Rouge; married, age 43, (3)Roudolph Manuel, son of Gaspar BENZ & Barbara DELATRE of Germany, 13 Aug 1806, Baton Rouge
Marie-Jeanne GUIDRY 30 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk? baptized 20 May 1776, St.-Donatien, Nantes, France; daughter of Joseph-Marie GUIDRY & Madeleine COMEAUX; sister of Joseph, fils, Marguerite-Adélaïde, & Renée-Élisabeth; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 9; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 11, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 15, with parents, siblings, & "minor" François GUÉDRI; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 20, with parents, siblings, & 2 GUÉDRY kinsmen; moved to Attakapas District late 1790s?
Marie-Rose GUIDRY 32 Aug 1785 BR, Asp baptized 19 Apr 1779, St.-Donatien, Nantes, France; daughter of Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT; sister of Jean-Pierre, Joseph-Firmin, & Pierre-Joseph; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 6; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Rosa, age 10[sic], with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 18, Louis-Constant, son of  Olivier PITRE & Marie MOÏSE of St.-Roman, Poitiers, France, 28 Aug 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 19, with husband & no children
Olivier GUIDRY 34 Dec 1785 BdE, BR, Asp born c1777, probably St.-Suliac, France; son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE; brother of François-Xavier, Malo-Bénonie, Marie-Cécile, Pierre-Claude, & Suliac-Charles, half-brother of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph-Marie, & Pierre-Janvier; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 8; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, age 22[sic], with family of older half-brother Joseph; married, age 23, Henriette, daughter of Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Marie BABIN of St.-Jacques, 22 Aug 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville
*Olivier dit Canada GUIDRY 44 17?? Atk born Boston, MA, c1764; son of Jean/Augustin GUIDRY & Marguerite PICOT; at Québec 1766?; at St.-Jacques-de- l'Achigan 1767?; arrived LA from Canada 1780s or early 1790s; married, age 29, Marie-Félicité, called Félicité, daughter of Alexandre AUCOIN & his second wife Élisabeth DUHON, & widow of Joseph FAULK, 8 Jan 1793, Attakapas; settled Grande Prairie on upper Bayou Vermilion; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Pierre GUIDRY 35 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc, Op, Atk born c1742, probably l'Assomption, Pigiguit; son of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT; brother of Joseph & Ursule, nephew of Claude; at Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, called Pierre GUÉDRY, age 11, with family of sister Ursule; moved to Lunenburg/Mirliguèche, NS, 1754; imprisoned Georges Island, Halifax, Sep 1755; exiled to NC aboard sloop Providence, Dec 1755, age 13; moved to PA, c1760; on list of Acadians in PA, Jun 1763, called Pierre GUÉDRY, boy, no age given; moved to MD, c1764; married, age 21, (1)Marguerite, daughter of perhaps Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX of Minas, c1764, probably MD; arrived LA 1768, age 26; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Pedro LANDRI[sic] & LLEDRE[sic], age 26, with wife Margarita age 27, daughter Marie age 3, orphan Olivier BADEN [BABIN] age 18, & 5 arpents; married, age 28, (2)Claire, daughter of Antoine BABIN & Catherine LANDRY, 23 Jan 1769, St.-Luìs de Natchez; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Pierre GUÉDRY, age 26[sic], head of family number 78, with wife Claire age 26, son Pierre [Louis-David?] age 5 mos., & 6 arpents near brother Joseph; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1774, with 3 unnamed children [sons Louis-David, Olivier, & Joseph?], 0 slaves, 20 cattle, 5 horses & mules, 3 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 35, head of family number 113, with wife Claire age 35, sons [Louis-]David age 7, Olivier age 5, Joseph age 3, & Jean-Baptiste age 1, 0 slaves, 10 cattle 12 horses, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; married, age 39, (3)Marguerite, called Peggy, daughter of William MILLER of Scotland & Anne KIVEN of Ireland, c1781, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Pre GUIDRIE, with 9 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave, 2 female slaves; in Opelousas census, 1788, Grand Coteau, called GUIDRIE, with 9 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marguerite], 2 unnamed girls, 5 slaves, 60 cattle, 40 horses, 18 arpents; "moved to Attakapas where he was known as the 'patriarch of Grande Pointe', an area later named Cecilia, Louisiana"; died "at his residence at la grande pointe," St. Martin Parish, 13 Nov 1825, age 93[sic, actually 83], a widower, buried the next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 19 Nov 1825, St. Martin Parish courthouse; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Pierre-Claude GUIDRY 37 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born & baptized 20 Jun 1771 St.-Suliac, France; son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE; brother of François-Xavier, Malo-Bénoni, Marie-Cécile, Olivier, & Suliac-Charles, half-brother of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph, & Pierre-Janvier; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 12; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 26, Anne-Marie, called Marie, daughter of René LANDRY & Marguerite BABIN, & widow of Simon-François DAIGLE, 25 Aug 1797, probably Manchac; died Manchac 15 Jun 1810, age 40
Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY 38 Aug 1785 BR, Asp born Jun 1752, Île St.-Jean; called Janvier; son of Claude GUIDRY & his first wife Anne LEJEUNE; brother of Jean-Baptiste & Joseph-Marie, half-brother of François-Xavier, Malo-Bénoni, Marie-Cécile, Olivier, Pierre-Claude, & Suliac-Charles; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 2 mos.; 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 GUÉDRY, age 6; at Châteauneuf, France, 1759-62; at St.-Suliac, France, 1762-72; workman; married, age 20, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Paul LEBERT & Marie LAPIERRE, & sister of brother Jean-Baptiste's wife Marguerite, 9 Feb 1773, Plouër, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Pierre, with wife, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 31, head of family; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Pedro GUIDRI(1), with 8 unnamed persons in his family, 9 barrels corn, 1 barrel rice; moved to Lafourche valley; died [buried] Assumption 15 Sep 1793, age 42
Pierre-Jean GUIDRY 36 Aug 1785 BR born A.M. & baptized 18 Feb 1762, LaGouesnière, France; son of Charles GUIDRY & his second wife Agnès BOURG; brother of Jacques-Servais, Jean-Pierre, & Joseph, half-brother of Anne-Laurence, Antoine, & Marguerite Victoire; at LaGouesnière, 1762-63; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; carpenter; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; married Louise BLANDIN, probably Nantes, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife Louise BLANDIN & no children; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 23; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Pedro GUIDRI(2), with 2 persons in his family, 1 1/2 barrels corn, 0 barrels rice, 1/4 qt.?
Pierre-Jean-Marie GUIDRY 39 Aug 1785 Asp? baptized 21 Nov 1776, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY & Marguerite LEBERT; brother of François & Marguerite-Félicité; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents, brother, & an orphan [probably cousin Marguerite-Marie LEBERT]; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 8
Pierre-Joseph GUIDRY 40 Aug 1785 BR, Asp, Lf? baptized 21 Oct 1774, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, France; son of Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT; brother of Jean-Pierre, Joseph-Firmin, & Marie-Rose; 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 & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 10; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro, age 21, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 23, Marguerite, daughter of Charles BERGERON & his first wife Marie FORET, 14 Jan 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; died by Jun 1822, when his wife was mentioned in a civil record at the Houma courthouse as remarried
Renée-Élisabeth GUIDRY 41 Aug 1785 Asp, Atk?, Asp baptized 20 Jan 1785, Paimboeuf, France; daughter of Joseph-Marie GUIDRY & Madeleine COMEAUX; sister of Joseph, fils, Marguerite-Adélaïde, & Marie-Jeanne; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, an infant; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Renné, age 3, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Rennés, age 6, with parents, siblings, & "minor" François GUÉDRI; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Reyna, age 11, with parents, siblings, & 2 GUÉDRY kinsmen; moved to Attakapas District late 1790s?; married, age 23, Rémi, son of Isaac HÉBERT & Marie DAIGLE of St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France, 27 Apr 1808, Assumption, now Plattenville
Suliac-Charles GUIDRY 42 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born 16 Nov 1765, baptized 17 Nov 1765, St.-Suliac, France; son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE; brother of François-Xavier, Malo-Bénoni, Marie-Cécile, Olivier, & Pierre-Claude, half-brother of Jean-Baptiste, Joseph-Marie, & Pierre-Janvier; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 17; moved to Baton Rouge district; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents & others; married, age 21, Rose-Anastasie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN & Marguerite THÉRIOT, 27 Dec 1789, probably Manchac
Ursule GUIDRY 43 Jul 1767 StG, Op born c1730, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; daughter of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT; sister of Joseph & Pierre; niece of Claude GUIDRY; moved to Île Royale, 1749; married, age 20, Pierre-Paul, son of Joseph BOUTIN & Marie-Marguerite LEJEUNE dit Briard of Grand-Pré, 9 Nov 1750, Louisbourg; at Baie-des-Espagnols, Île Royale, Apr 1752, called Eustache[sic] GUÉDRY, age 21, with husband, no children, & her brother Pierre; moved to Lunenburg/Mirliguèche, NS, 1754; imprisoned Georges Island, Halifax, Sep1755; exiled to NC, Dec 1755 aboard Providence, age 25; moved to PA, c1760; on list of Acadians in PA, Jun 1763, called Ursulle BOUTIN, with husband & 6 children; moved to MD, c1764; arrived LA 1767, age 37; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Ursula BOTA, age 37, with husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, & orphan Maria BOTEN; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 3 unnamed children; died by May 1777, when her husband was listed in the Opelousas census with another wife; one of the author's maternal ancestors~~

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Anne-Laurance [GUÉDRY], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 half-brothers; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 18, shows that, in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she was born aboard ship, & that all of her family survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 377, Family No. 463, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Laurence-Anne GUÉDRY, says her godparents were Xavier BOURG & Françoise HÉBERT, & lists her family's residences in France from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls her Anne-Laurence [GUÉDRY] & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls her Anne-Laurence, sa [Charles GUÉDRY's] fille, age 26, on the embarkation list, Ana Lorenza, su [Carlos GUÉDRY's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Anne-Laurence GUÉDRY, his [Charles GUÉDRY's] daughter, age 26, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 27th Family on the embarkation list & the 28th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her widowed father & 3 half-brothers; BRDR, 2:243, 263, 338 (PCP-19, 12), her marriage record, calls her Ann GUÉDRY "of St.-Servant, St.-Malo," calls her husband Jean-Baptiste DOIRON, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "Acadians, res. East Baton Rouge Parish" & his "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean GOUDREAU & Pierre GUÉDRY. 

Although her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée, it probably took place at Manchac, at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where their families settled.  Baton Rouge did not have a church of its own until 1793, so priests from Pointe Coupée across the river & from St.-Gabriel downriver administered the sacraments to residents of the Baton Rouge/Manchac area until it did.  

For some reason, the editors of BRDR place her husband in the DUHON as well as the DOIRON family section, but there is no doubt that he was a DOIRON.  

02.  Wall of Names, 18, calls him Augustin GUÉDRY, & lists him singly.  Why?

03.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Charles GUÉDRY, & lists him with no wife, 3 sons, & a daughter; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 18, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, all of his family survived, including wife Madeleine HÉBERT, age 32, son Antoine, age 5, daughters Marguerite, age 6, & Anne-Dorathé, age 2 mos., who was born aboard ship, François-Xavier BOURG, age 20, & Marie BROS, age 12, fille d'un 1er lit de Madeleine; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 376-78, Family No. 463, calls him Charles GUÉDRY, details her birth & baptism, gives his parents' names, says he was a carpenter & ploughman, details his first marriage, calls his first wife Madeleine HÉBERT, does not give her parents' names but gives her first husband's name, says she was born in c1726, that they married in c1751 but gives no place of marriage, says she died on 23 Apr 1760 & was buried the next day at Bonnaban, details his second marriage, including his wife's parents' names, does not say when or where she died, includes the birth/baptismal & marriage records of daughter Marguerite by his first wife, born on 9 Mar 1752, Louisbourg, Île Royale, & married on 22 Aug 1780 to Jean-Charles BOUDROT, St.-Similien, Nantes, son Antoine by his first wife, born on c1754 but gives no birthplace, daughter Laurence-Anne by his first wife, born on 1 Jan 1759, baptized on 16 Mar 1759, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Xavier BOURG & Françoise HÉBERT, son Pierre-Jean by his second wife, born in the A.M. & baptized on 18 Feb 1762, LaGouesnière, godson of Ambroise LONGUESPÉE & Marie-Françoise BOURG, son Joseph by his second wife, born & baptized on 21 Mar 1766, St.-Servan, godson of Jean LONGUEPÉE & Marie HENRY, son Jean-Pierre by his second wife, born & baptized on 28 Jan 1768, St.-Servan, godson of Pierre FOREST & Marie HENRY, son Jacques-Servais by his second wife, born & baptized on 7 Mar 1770, St.-Servan, godson of Jacques HEUZE & Marguerite GUÉDRY, & son Théodore-Félix by his second wife, born & baptized on 27 Nov 1773, St.-Servan, godson of Théodore TÉRRIOT & Félicité AUCOIN, says he, his first wife, stepdaughter Marie-Madeleine BRAUD, & daughter Marguerite were residing at La Pointe-à-la-Jeunese, Île Royale, in 1752, that he, his first wife, stepdaughter Marie BRAUD, daughters Marguerite & Anne-Dorothée & son Antoine disembarked at St.-Malo from du Supply on 9 Mar 1759, & lists his family's residences in France from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Charles GUÉDRY, details his birth, says he was baptized "in the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste of Port Royal in Acadie" [the parish for the lower river], says he was a carpenter, gives his parents' names, says he married Madeleine HÉBERT in c1745 but gives no place of marriage, that she was born in c1726 & died in 1760, details his marriage to Agnès BOURG, says she was born in c1736 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she died on 4 Oct 1782 at "les Haunt-Pavee," age 46, & was buried the next day at St.-Similien, Nantes, includes the death/burial record of son Théodore from his second wife, died at age 2 & buried on 22 Jan 1776, St.-Donatien, Nantes, the birth/baptismal & marriage records of daughter Marguerite-Victoire, baptized on 9 Mar 1752, Île Royale, resident of St.-Similien, Nantes, married Jean-Charles BOUDROT on 22 Aug 1780, St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Charles GUÉDRY, cieur de long, age 57, on the embarkation list, Carlos GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Charles GUÉDRY, pit sawyer, age 57, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 27th Family on the embarkation list & the 28th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with 3 sons & a daughter; NOAR, 6:144 (SLC, F4, 51), his death/burial record, calls him Carlos GUIDRY, "native of Port Royal in Canada, resident of Acadia," gives his parents' names, calls his mother Susana BRASSAUX, but does not mention a wife or wives.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:40. 

His wives' names also can be found in the marriage records of his children in BRDR, 2:338-39, 341.  Robichaux says he married his first wife, Madeleine HÉBERT, in c1751, but since they were living with a 6-year-old daughter in Mar 1752, & there is no evidence of a previous marriage for him, he & Marguerite had to have married years earlier.  See De La Roque.  After the death of his second wife, he did not remarry again.  

Why did François-Xavier BOURG travel with Charles's family aboard Supply in 1758-59?  Does François-Xavier's association with Charles GUÉDRY have anything to do with Charles's marrying Agnès BOURG in 1761?  Agnès & François-Xavier were not siblings, so they may have been cousins.  

What was Charles doing in New Orleans at the time of his death?  Living there?  Visiting?  His oldest son Antoine by his first wife had settled there in the early 1780s.  Did Charles die at Antoine's home, where he went to live in his old age?

How was Charles kin to Jean GUÉDRY, who also went to LA aboard Le Beaumont?  Were they brothers?  Cousins?

04.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Claude GUÉDRY; White, DGFA-1, 773, give his birth year & parents' names; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 103, shows that as a result of the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he lost his first wife, Anne LEJEUNE, age 34, at Châteauneuf 18 Apr 1759 nearly 3 months after they reached France, as well as 2 of their 5 children--son Charles, age 3, who also died at Châteauneuf, 15 Apr 1759, & son Augustin, age 10 months, who died 28 Feb 1759, a little over a month after they reached St.-Malo, but 3 of his children survived the terrible crossing--sons Jean-Baptiste, age 9, Joseph[-Marie], age 7, & Pierre[-Janvier], age 5.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:111.

His father & older brother, also named Jean-Baptiste, were hanged for piracy in Boston when Claude was 12 years old.  

He probably moved from Bayou des Écores to the Baton Rouge District because one his older sons by his first wife, Pierre-Janvier, had settled there.  McMichael, Atlantic Loyalites, 48, says that at the time of his death in the Baton Rouge District before 1794 Claude was "landless" & "worth 614 pesos and carrying 233 pesos in French silver...."

05.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Élisabeth GUÉDRY.

What happened to her in LA?

06.  Wall of Names, 18, calls him Firmin GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:339, 436 (SGA-14, 2, #4), his marriage record, calls him Fermin GUIEDRI, calls his wife Margarita LANDRI, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Assumption," but give no witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 2:339 (ASC-4, 31), his death/burial record, calls him Firmin GUIDRY, "age 46 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.  

07.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him François [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents, 2 siblings, & an orphan; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him François, son [Jean-Bte GUÉDRY's] fils, age 4, on the embarkation list, Francisco, su [Juan Bautista GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & François GUÉDRY, his [Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY's] son, age 4, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 28th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents, 2 siblings, & an orphan; Hébert, D., Acadians Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include him on the embarkation list, calls him Franco, su [Juan Bautista GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Francois GUÉDRY, his [Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY's] son, no age given, on the complete listing, says he was in the 51st Family aboard Le Beaumont with his father, 2 siblings, & an orphan, & that they were from the ship Bon Papa; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:208, 334 (SM Ch.: v.5, #126), his marriage record, calls him François GUIDRY "of Nantes," calls his wife Céleste DARTES, "veuve de dec. Louis THIBAUT, 'du bas du' (on the lower) Vermillion," gives his & her parents' names, says both of his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, that he was a major son & she a major daughter, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Evan BOWLES, Denis CARLIN, & Eugène CARLIN.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.

His parents probably were dead by 1791.  His mother may have died soon after reaching New Orleans; she appears on no LA censuses with the family.  His father probably waited at New Orleans for the third ship, Le Beaumont to arrive with relatives & followed his brother Joseph to Ascension, where François appears with the family of uncle Joseph GUIDRY in 1791.  So his widowed father likely was dead by then.

08.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him François GUÉDRY; BRDR, 4:252 (SJO-11, 21), his death/burial record, calls him François GUIDRY, "age 63 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Evidence of his marriage can be found in the baptismal record of Carlos Francisco GUIDRY, dated 8 May 1809, in BRDR, 3:385 (SJO-6, 60), which calls the parents François Carlos [GUIDRY] & Maria LEBLANC, & says the boy's grandparents were Claude [GUIDRY] & Ana MOISES of Acadia & Pedro [LEBLANC] & Geneveva RICARD of Acadia.  Who else would this be but Claude's son François-Xavier?  

His wife Marie, from her father's second wife, was born probably at Manchac in the late 1780s, so François-Xavier was old enough to be her father.  Like François-Xavier, her parents also had come to LA from France in 1785 (on Le Bon Papa & La Ville d'Archangel, respectively).  Evidently Marie did not remarry & died near Baton Rouge in June 1865, in her late 70s.  See BRDR, 10:362 (SJO-BR-11, 202).

09.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jacques [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents & a brother; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Jaques, son [Jean GUÉDRY's] fils, charpentier, age 17, on the embarkation list, Santiago, su [Juan GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jaques GUÉDRY, his [Jean GUÉDRY's] son, carpenter, age 17, on the complete listing, says he was in the 25th Family on the embarkation list & in the 26th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his parents & a brother, details his marriage in LA but does not include his wife's parents' names or the date or place of marriage, & says he was buried 15 Oct 1801, age 34, but gives no place of burial; BRDR, 2:342 (SJA-4, 19), his death/burial record, calls him Santiago GUÉDRY, "age 34 years, husband of Maria BONVILIN," & gives his parents' names.

Where is his marriage record?  According to the BRDR, Donato FREDERIC married Marie BONVILLAIN at St.-Jacques on 13 Jul 1789.  See BRDR, 2:105, 299 (SJA-2, 6), which calls the groom Donato, son of Juan [FREDERIC] & Maria LEBLANC "of St. Peter of Micvant," calls the bride Maria, daughter of Santiago [BONVILLAIN] & Carlota ST. IVES "of St. Charles," & says the witnesses to the marriage were Miguel LAMBERT & Félicitas BONVILAINT.  There is no doubt that the Marie BONVILLAIN who supposedly married Donato FREDERIC was the same Marie BONVILLAIN who married Jacques GUIDRY.  The baptismal record of Pierre, son of Santiago GUIDRY & Maria BONVILIN, dated 9 Apr 1797, in BRDR 2:342 (SJA-3, 152), calls the boy's maternal grandparents' Santiago BONVILIN & Carlota SANTIVE [ST. IVES].  The baptismal record of Scholastique, daughter of Santiago GUIDRY & Maria BONVILIN, dated 19 May 1799, in BRDR, 2:338 (SJA-3, 183), gives the same maternal grandparents.  The baptismal record of Paul-Jacques, son of Santiago GUIDRY & Maria BONVILIN, dated 2 May 1802, in BRDR, 2:342 (SJA-3, 237), also gives the same maternal grandparents.  Marie's putative first husband, Donato FREDERIC, must have died very soon after he married her because the baptismal record of Geneviève, daughter of Santiago GUIDRY & Maria BONVILAIN, dated 22 Aug 1790, in BRDR, 2:339 (SJA-3, 36), says that the girl was born on 27 Jun 1790.  Subtracting 9 months from the girl's birthday, one gets Sep 1789 as her conception date, only 2 months after Marie supposedly married someone who was not the girl's father!  One suspects that there may be a mistake in the 13 Jul 1789 marriage record at St.-Jacques recorded in SJA-2, 6--that the groom in the marriage record should be not Donato FREDERIC but ... Jacques GUIDRY.  Note that in this marriage record, Donato's parents are given as Juan [FREDERIC] & Maria LEBLANC.  This sounds a lot like Jacques GUIDRY's parents--Jean GUIDRY & Marie LEBLANC.  A perusal of the FREDERICKs in BRDR, vols. 1b & 2, NOAR, vols. 1-7, & Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A, which cover the colonial period, reveals no couple named Juan FREDERICK & Marie LEBLANC & no Donato FREDERICK.  Either the priest at St.-Jacques made a mistake, or the marriage record in BRDR is a transcription error.  Santiago & Donato sound similar.  But where did the surname FREDERIC come from?  It does not sound like any of the variants of GUÉDRY/GUIDRY.  Was Jacques GUIDRY's first or middle name Frédéric?  Unfortuantely, I have not found his baptismal record.   

Where is "St. Peter of Micvant"?  If it was in France, this case is closed. 

His wife's first name is from the marriage record of daughter Anne Marie, dated 7 Nov 1814, in BRDR, 3:384 (SMI-2, 12). 

10.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jacques [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 377, Family No. 463, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jacques-Servais GUÉDRY, says his godparents were Jacques HEUZE & Marguerite GUÉDRY (his older sister), & lists his family's residences in France from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Jacques [GUÉDRY], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Jacques, son [Charles GUÉDRY's] fils, journallier, age 15, on the embarkation list, Jacques, su [Carlos GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jacques GUÉDRY, his [Charles GUÉDRY's] son, day laborer, age 15, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 27th Family on the embarkation list & the 28th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his widowed father & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:46, 339 (ASC-2, 74), his marriage record, calls him Jacque GUIDRY, calls his wife Isabel BABIN, "widow of Pierre BRO," gives his but not her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ramon BRAUD, Henriette BLANCHARD, & Joseph LEBLANC dit Dubour; BRDR, 6:292 (SGA-8, 267), his death/burial record, calls him Jacques GUIDRY, "age 74 yrs., a nat. of San Malo, France," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

The baptismal record of daughter Carmelite, dated 5 Jan 1801, in BRDR, 2:338 (ASC-5, 145), calls his wife Agnès-Isabelle.  Was he a widower when he died at age 73?  His burial record, cited above, gives no clue. 

11.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean GUÉDRY, & lists him with his wife & 2 sons; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Jean GUÉDRY, califat, age 50, on the embarkation list, Juan GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Jean GUÉDRY, calker, age 50, on the complete listing, says he was in the 25th Family on the embarkation list & the 26th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his wife & 2 sons, details his son Jean's marriage in LA, including his son's wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, details his son Jacque's marriage in LA but gives no marriage date or place, & says son Jacques was buried 15 Oct 1801, age 34, but gives no place of burial; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:248 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: year 1807), his succession inventory, calls him Jean GUIDRY m. Marie LEBLANC, but does not give his parents' names or his date of death.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:46; "Fort Cumberland, 24 Aug 1763"; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760"; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 53, 79, 131, 179.

His birth year is based not on the passenger list of Le Beaumont but on a compromise of the ages given in the 1752 census on Île Royale & the Lafourche valley census of 1791, 1795, 1797, & 1798.  

His wife's succession record, dated 17 Sep 1807, in Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:347 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #1), calls him Jean GUIDRY, "also known as GRIVOIS, " so he used his ancestors' dit, Grivois. 

12.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Jean [GUÉDRY], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Jean, son [Jean GUÉDRY's] fils, charpentier, age 27, on the embarkation list, Juan, su [Juan GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean GUÉDRY, his [Jean GUÉDRY's] son, carpenter, age 27, on the complete listing, says he was in the 25th Family on the embarkation list & in the 26th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his parents & a brother, & details his marriage in LA, including his & his wife's parents' names, but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:110, 340 (SJA-2, 2), his marriage record, calls him Juan/Juan Femia GEDRI, calls his wife Célest BOUDRO, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of St. John Island, Can.," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef COLOETR [CLOUÂTRE] & Maria MICHEL.  See also "Fort Cumberland, 24 Aug 1763"; "Ristigouche, 24 Oct 1760."

Was Femia his middle name?  If so, it was an unusual one. 

His possible move to the Opelousas District is based on the baptismal record of daughter Scholastique, dated "probably" 30 Aug 1795, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:376 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.137), which says the girl was born on 4 Jul 1794 but doesn't say where, & does not say that the father, Jean, fils, was deceased at the time of the baptism.  

For the thorough mess surrounding the other marriage(s) of Céleste BOUDREAUX, see the footnote to her profile.  

13.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 377, Family No. 463, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Pierre GUÉDRY, says his godparents were Pierre FOREST & Marie HENRY, & lists his family's residences in France from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Jean [GUÉDRY], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Jean, son [Charles GUÉDRY's] fils, journallier, age 17, on the embarkation list, Jean, su [Carlos GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean GUÉDRY, his [Charles GUÉDRY's] son, day laborer, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 27th Family on the embarkation list & the 28th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his widowed father & 3 siblings; BRDR, 3:388, 846 (SJO-3, 140), the record of his first marriage, calls him Juan GUÉDERIE, calls his wife Maria Celina VACHA (VACHARD), gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St. Malo," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Juan B. POIRET & Francisco LEJEUNE; BRDR, 3:388 (SJO-3, 189), the record of his second marriage, calls him Juan [GUIDRY] "of Nantes, France," calls his wife Vicenta RODRIGUEZ, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Antonio PINO & Thomas LOSADA..

What was the nationality of his first wife, & why did he wait so long to marry?

14.  Wall of Names, 18, calls him Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2499, 2500, calls him Jean; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:115, 370-71 (SM Ch.: v.3, #66), his marriage records, calls him Jean GUIDRY "de Maryland en Nouvelle Angleterre [from Maryland in New England]," calls his wife Marie-Magdeleine BRAUX "de la paroisse l'Assomption du fleuve du Mississippi [from Assumption Parish on the Mississippi River], says he was a minor son & she was a minor daughter, gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Magdeleine DUPUIS, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:115, 371 (LSAR: Opel.: 1785-398), the record of his first marriage, calls him Jean GUIDRY "of 'Mariloine' [Maryland], New England," calls his wife Marie-Magdaleine BRAUT "of Assumption parish at LaFourche," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Agnès DUPUIS, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:454, 840 (SM Ch.: v.6, #115), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean Baptiste GUÉDRY, "widower of his last marriage to dec. Marie BRAUD, inhabitant of this parish, native of Maryland," calls his wife Anne SAVOIE, "inhabitant of this parish, native of St. James parish on the river, widow of her last marriage to dec. Jean Charles BENOIST, gives his & her parents' names, says he was a major son & she a major daughter, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph SAVOIE, Marcellin MELENSON (MELANÇON), & Louis DUSOUCHET.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 18; De Ville, Acadian Coast, 1779, 29, 35. 

Arsenault calls his parents Jean-Baptiste & Anne-Madeleine, but Wall of Names calls them simply Jean & Anne.  The church record of his first marriage calls his mother Magdeleine, her middle name.  The civil record of his first marriage calls her Agnès, but all other records call her Anne. 

His estimated birth year is a compromise of the ages given in the censuses at Ascension in 1770 & 1777.  The age given in the Spanish report of 1768 is too young if he served in the militia in 1779. 

15.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY, & lists him with his wife, 3 children, & a mineure au dit named Margueritte, no surname given; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 103, shows the fate of his family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for his father's profile, above; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 380-81, Family No. 465; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Jean Bte GUÉDRY, charpentier, age 36, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY, carpenter, age 36, on the complete listing, says he was in the 28th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his wife, 3 children, & mineure au dit Marguerite GUÉDRY, details his marriage, & says that son Pierre-Jean-Marie was baptized in 1776 but gives no place of baptism, & daughter Marguerite-Félicité was baptized in 1785 but gives no place of baptism; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include him on the embarkation list, calls him Juan Bautista GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY, no age given, on the complete listing, says he was in the 51st Family aboard Le Beaumont with no wife, 3 children, & an orphan, & that they were from the ship Bon Papa; <acadian-cajun.com/ship3.htm>, calls him Jean-Baptiste GUEDRY, & lists him with no wife, 3 children, & an orphan, with the notation "... this family is from Le Bon Papa."  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:111; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.

If he crossed on Le Bon Papa, which reached New Orleans in July, why is he also on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont, which arrived in August?  Where was his wife on the Le Beaumont debarkation list?  Did she cross with them on Le Bon Papa, the first ship, die soon after they reached New Orleans, he then waited for relatives to arrive on the third ship, Le Beaumont, & took his family to Lafourche with older brother Joseph?  Jean-Baptiste does not appear on any LA censuses, so he must have died soon after his wife did, leaving their children to be raised by relatives.  The clue that Jean-Baptiste took his children to Lafourche is son François's appearance in the 1791 census there with the family of uncle Joseph GUIDRY.  What happened to Jean-Baptiste's 2 younger children, who also do not appear in any LA censuses?  They, too, probably died soon after they reached the colony, & only François survived to carry on the line.

16.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean-Pierre [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents, 3 siblings, & a maternal cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 76, Family No. 142, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Pierre GUÉDRY, does not give his godparents' names, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls him Jean-Pierre, son [Pierre GUÉDRY's] fils, age 4, on the embarkation list, Juan Pedro, su [Pedro GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Pierre GUÉDRY, his [Pierre GUÉDRY's] son, age 4, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 32nd Family on the embarkation list & the 33rd Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his parents, 3 siblings, & a maternal cousin; BRDR, 2:223a, 340 (ASM-2, 61), his marriage record, calls him Juan Pedro GUIDRY "of Nantes, France," calls his wife Mariana DASPIT "of New Orleans," gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Valentin SOLET & Santiago VERRET.

17.  Wall of Names, 18, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:272, 340 (ASC-1, 124), his marriage record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, calls his wife Monique DUPUY, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Assumption Parish (sic)," mentions no previous wife, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph BUTEN [a nephew] & Joseph DUPUY; BRDR, 3:387 (SMI-8, 26), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him Joseph GUIDRY, "age 85, nat. Acadia," but does not give any parents' names or mention a wife.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:61; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 218; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 18.  

The "Assumption Parish (sic)" in his marriage record is accurate--it is l'Assomption Parish, Pigiguit, Acadia, where Joseph likely was born.  

His movements just before & during Le Grand Dérangement can be traced in Guidry, "Guédrys Exiled to North Carolina," on the family's website, The Guédry-Labine Family.  If he was the Joseph GUIDRY who came to LA in Feb 1765 with the BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil party, & I believe he was not, then he would have had to become separated from his sister Ursule & younger brother Pierre in the early 1760s.  In Jun 1763, all 3 were counted together in PA.  Ursule & Pierre moved on to MD in c1764, but Joseph, his wife, & young children, would have had to part company with them then.  In order to have come to LA in Feb 1765 with the BROUSSARDs, Joseph would have been at Halifax, not in MD, in late 1764.  The only other scenario that would fit his arrival in LA in Feb 1765 would have him going to French St.-Domingue in c1764 from either PA or MD & hooking up with the BROUSSARDs after they reached Cap-Français in late 1764 or early 1765 on their way to New Orleans.  Many Acadians who went from the British Atlantic colonies to the French island in the early 1760s died in St.-Domingue, which could explain why Joseph came to LA sans a wife & at least 3 children. 

Having endured years of exile with his siblings, however, it makes little sense that Joseph would have parted ways with them after they left PA.  Following this line of reasoning (never forget how determined exiled Acadians were to keep their extended families together), I believe that Joseph, son of Augustin GUIDRY of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, was not the one who came to LA with the BROUSSARDs in Feb 1765.  However, thanks in part to Bona Arsenault, there is some confusion about the identity of the 2 Joseph GUIDRYs who settled on the river in the 1760s-70s.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2499, says Joseph, son of Augustin GUIDRY & Jeanne HÉBERT, married Élisabeth COMEAUX in 1767.  He probably got this from the marriage record of Joseph GUÉDRY & Élizabeth COMMEAUX, dated 19 May 1767, in Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late-Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 424--which does not give the couple's parents' names.  Arsenault says that Élisabeth was the mother of Joseph's sons Donat, Joseph, & Alexandre.  Arsenault also says that this same Joseph GUIDRY married a second time, to Monique DUPUIS, daughter of Jean DUPUIS & Anne BREAUX, on 24 May 1773, at St.-Jacques, & that Monique was the mother of Joseph's daughters Félicité & Judith.  However, the St.-Jacques census of 1777 shows that Élisabeth COMEAUX was still very much alive 4 years after Joseph was supposed to have remarried, & that Élisabeth was most likely the mother of sons Donnat age 8, Joseph age 7, Alexandre age 5, & daughters Félicitée age 3, & Judicq age 1.  See De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 14.  There is a marriage record for a Joseph, son of Augustin GUIDRY & Anne[sic] HÉBERT, marrying Monique, daughter of Jean DUPUY & Anne BRAUD, at Ascension, not St.-Jacques, on 24 May 1773.  See BRDR, 2:272, 340 (ASC-1, 124).  Since men back then were not allowed to remarry unless their wives were dead or their marriage was annulled, & the latter case was exceedingly rare among Acadians, the Joseph GUIDRY who was married to Élisabeth COMEAUX could not have been the son of Augustin & Anne HÉBERT despite Arsenault's claim.  Moreover, a Joseph GUIDRY appears in the Ascension census of 1770, age 30 & single, & then reappears at Ascension again in the census of 1777, age 45[?!], with wife Marie[sic] DUPUIS when the other Joseph GUIDRY was counted at St.-Jacques still married to Élisabeth COMEAUX.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 18.  Thus, there had to have been 2 Joseph GUIDRYs in the river settlements at this time, as reflected in this listing.  Wall of Names, 18, agrees, listing 2 Joseph GUÉDRYs coming to LA without wives or children.  West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 79, a reliable source, has Joseph of Attakapas moving to the river &, following Arsenault, marrying Élizabeth COMEAU in 1769[sic].  Joseph, husband of Élisabeth COMEAUX, then, likely was the one who had come to the colony in Feb 1765 with the BROUSSARDs.  It is anyone's guess who were the parents of this Attakapas/St.-Jacques Joseph, called Joseph GUÉDRY 2 by Wall of Names.  

As to the confusion with Joseph GUIDRY's wife's name in the Ascension census of 1777, found in Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 18, the record is clear:  it was Monique, not Marie, DUPUY who had married Joseph GUIDRY of Ascension in May 1773.  See BRDR, 2:272, 340 (ASC-1, 124).  Arsenault, p. 2499, agrees.  So why is Joseph's wife called Marie, a sister's name, in the 1777 census?  Evidently Joseph & Monique had no children; at least none who appear in local church records. 

Was he the Joseph GUIDRY who died in St. James Parish in Nov 1815?  If so, he would have been in his early 80s at the time of his death. 

18.  Wall of Names, 18, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY 2; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, his marriage record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRIE/GUÉDRY, calls his wife Élizabeth COMMEAUX, but does not give any witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 3:387 (SMI-8, 26), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him Joseph GUIDRY, "age 85, nat. Acadia," but does not give any parents' names or mention a wife.  See also See <thecajuns.com/cardmoney.htm>; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 124; De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 14. 

See note 17, above, for a discussion of the confusion between him & another Joseph GUIDRY on the river.  Who were this Joseph's parents? 

If he was the Joseph GUIDRY who died in St. James Parish in Nov 1815, the Convent priest who recorded the burial missed his true age by about 5 years. 

19.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, & lists him with his wife & 4 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 103, shows the fate of his family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to his father's profile above; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 378-80, Family No. 464; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 381, Family No. 466; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 46-47, Family No. 91, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, says he was born in c1752 "in the parish of L'Assomption in Acadie," which was Pigiguit, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's birth year, birthplace, & parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Anne-Rosalie-Marguerite, baptized 20 Dec 1774, Monthoiron, Vienne, goddaughter of Vincent AMIRAULT & Marie LEBLANC, & details the families participation in the Poitou settlement of the 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 75, Family No. 141, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, says he was born c1749, does not give his parents' names, says he was a calker & seaman, that he married c1774, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Jeanne, baptized 20 May 1776, St.-Donatien, Nantes, daughter Marguerite, died age 3 & buried 14 Mar 1778, St.-Martin, Chantenay, son Joseph, fils, baptized 11 Jul 1783, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & daughter Reiné-Élizabeth, baptized 20 Jan 1785, Paimboeuf, details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, califat, age 36, on the embarkation list, Josef GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Joseph GUÉDRY, calker, age 36, on the complete listing, says he was in the 8th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his wife & 4 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, but does not give a place of marriage, & says he owned 6 arpents of land but does not say where or when; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:371 (SM Ch.: v.4, #174), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph GUIDRY "of Acadia, parents unknown, m. to Magdeleine COMEAU."  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:111; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1779-98, 25, 57, 156; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.

The daughter named Anne-Rosalie-Marguerite, born in the Poitou region of France in 1774, was the one who, called Marguerite, died at age 3 & was buried at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, in Mar 1778.  She was not the daughter Marguerite, born in c1778, who went to LA with the family in 1785.  The second Marguerite probably was named for her dead sister.

Who was the Olivier in his household at Assumption in 1795?  The estimated birth year of this Olivier (c1773) does not match the birth year of Olivier, son of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE (c1777), Joseph's half-brother, who lived in the same area at the time.  The Olivier in Joseph's household certainly was not the Olivier, son of Pierre GUIDRY & his second wife Claire BABIN of Grand Pointe in the Attakapas District.  That Olivier GUIDRY married Victoire SEMER at Attakapas in Jun 1791.  Another Olivier GUIDRY of Attakapas, called Olivier dit Canada, son of Augustin GUIDRY & Marguerite PECOT, married Félicité AUCOIN at Attakapas in Jan 1793, so this is not him, either.  Perhaps the Olivier in Joseph's household in 1795 was not a GUIDRY after all.  If not, what was he?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 57.

What compelled his move to the Attakapas District in the late 1790s? 

20.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Joseph [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 376-78, Family No. 463, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jean LONGUESPÉE & Marie HENRY, & that his family resided at St-Suliac from 1762-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Joseph [GUÉDRY], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Joseph, son [Charles GUÉDRY's] fils, charpentier, age 18, on the embarkation list, Josef, su [Carlos GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Joseph GUÉDRY, his [Charles GUÉDRY's] son, carpenter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 27th Family on the embarkation list & the 28th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his widowed father & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:153, 339 (SJO-3, 7), his marriage record, calls him Josef GIDRY, calls his wife Maria-Magdalena BRAUD, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of St.-Malo," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Francisco GIDRY & Pedro LEBLANC.

In 1794, Baton Rouge was the nearest church to Manchac, which lay north of the eponymous bayou in present-day East Baton Rouge Parish.

21.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 75, Family No. 141, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, & gives his parents' but not his godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls him Joseph, son [Joseph GUÉDRY's] fils, age 2, on the embarkation list, Josef, su [Josef GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Joseph GUÉDRY, his [Joseph GUÉDRY's] son, age 2, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 8th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 3 sisters; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A: 101-02, 454 (SM Ch.: v.6, #36), his marriage record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, "native of Nantes," calls his wife Émilie BONVILLAIN, "native of this parish," gives his & her parents' names, says her father was "inhabitant on Bayou Teche, parish of St. Mary," that he was a major son & she a minor daughter, that the witnesses to his marriage were François SENEGHIERES, Nicolas VERRET, Honnoré CARLIN, & François DUMESNIL, & that the priest noted--"Being unable to go to the lower bayou since I had a marriage at the Church on the same day"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A: 101-02, 455 (SM Ch.: Folio F), another marriage record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY "of Nantes," calls his wife Émilie BONVILAIN "of this parish," gives his & her parents' names, says her father was "of Bayou Teych in the parish of St. Mary," that he was a major son & she a minor daughter, & that the witnesses to his marriage were François SENEGHIER, Nicolas VERRET, Honoré CARLIN, & François DEMENI; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A: 102, 455 (NI Ch.: OA-#49), yet another marriage record, calls him Joseph GUÉDRY, "native of Nantes," calls his wife Émilie BONVILLAIN, gives no parents' names & no witnesses to his marriage, & says the marriage was "entered in the St. Martin church registers."  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1779-98, 25, 57, 156.

22.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Joseph-Firmin [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents, 3 siblings, & a maternal cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 76, Family No. 142, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Firmin GUÉDRY, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls him Joseph-Fermin, son [Pierre GUÉDRY's] fils, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, Josef Fermin, su [Pedro GUÉDRY's] hijo, de pecho, on the debarkation list, & Joseph-Firmin GUÉDRY, son [of Pierre GUÉDRY's], a nursling, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 32nd Family on the embarkation list & the 33rd Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his parents, 3 siblings, & a maternal cousin; BRDR, 2:178, 339 (ASM-2, 63), his marriage record, calls him Fermin GUÉDRY "of St.-Martin Parish, Nantes, France," calls his wife Maria-Josefa CARRET "of Parish of St.-Martin in Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Ambroise HÉBERT & Josef LEJEUNE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:175 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #13), his death/burial record, calls him Firmin GUIDRY m. Marie CARETTE, but does not give his parents' names.

His wife was 6 year older than he was.  They were born in the same place in France, but she & her family came over on Le St.-Rémi, a later ship, & went straight to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

He was 57, not 60, when he died. 

23.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Madeleine GUÉDRY.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152.

Did she marry?  If not, why not? 

24.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Malo GUÉDRY; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 376-78, Family No. 463, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Malo-Bénonie GUÉDRY, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Bénonie MOYSE & Cécile BRAUD, & that his family resided at St-Suliac from 1762-72; BRDR, 2:270, 341 (SJO-3, 17), his marriage record, calls him Malo GUÉDRY, "age 26 years," calls his wife Margueritte DUPUIS, "age 20 years," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "res. of Machaque," that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Ambroise DUPUIS, "Father of Bride," & Pierre GUÉDRY, "Brother of Groom."

In 1797, Baton Rouge was the nearest church to Manchac, which lay north of the eponymous bayou in present-day East Baton Rouge Parish.

25.  Not in Wall of Names.  Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 376-78, Family No. 463, calls him Antoine GUÉDRY, says he was born in c1754 but gives no birthplace, that his family was counted at La Pointe-à-la-Jeunese, Île Royale, in 1752, that his parents were Charles GUÉDRY & his first wife Madeleine HÉBERT, that he reached France in Mar 1759 aboard du Supply with his parents & 3 sisters, & lists the parishes in the St.-Malo area where his family resided from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Antoine [GUÉDRY], gives his parents' names, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; NOAR, 3:151, 163 (SLC, M4, 87), his marriage record, calls him Antoine GUÉDOY, "native of Île St.-Jean in Acadia," calls his wife Maria HUBERT, native of Grand-Pré in Acadia, widow of Agustin MORENON," gives his & her parents' names, says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre HÉBERT (HUBERT) & Joseph MEU(S/T)ON (MASON).  

The Robichaux volumes & his marriage record are clear--the fellow who married Marie HÉBERT at New Orleans in Jul 1780 was Antoine, son of Charles GUÉDRY of Île Royale.  Antoine came to LA years before his widowed father & 6 siblings reached the colony in 1785.  Note that Antoine was in France as late as Dec 1775, when he accompanied his family to Nantes after the failure of the Poitou settlement.  He would have been age 21 then.  A possible scenario for his "early" arrival in LA could be:  while he was living in the Nantes area in the late 1770s, France entered the American Revolution against the hated British, so he became a crew member of one of the French privateers that went out to prey on British merchant ships, or perhaps he served aboard a French merchantman, & ended up in New Orleans, where he met & fell in love with an Acadian girl who just happened to be from the same family as his mother.  He was, after all, a great-grandson of Claude GUÉDRY dit Grivois dit La Verdure, so a sense of adventure was in his blood.  No matter, he was an Acadian who came to LA, so he belongs on this list.

Marie was from St.-Gabriel d'Iberville on the Upper Acadian Coast.  Her and Antoine's daughter Marie-Émelie was born in Nov 1782 & baptized at New Orleans in Mar 1783, son Antoine-Eusèbe was baptized at New Orleans in Feb 1786, & a 3-year-old son, name unrecorded, died at New Orleans in Jul 1787.  None of their children were born on the Acadian Coast, so they probably remained in the city, among the few Acadians who did so.  Meanwhile, in 1785, Antoine's parents & siblings reached LA from France & settled at Manchac north of St.-Gabriel.  Antoine's father died at New Orleans in September 1797, perhaps at his son's home.  See BRDR, vol. 2; NOAR, 3:151 (SLC, B9, 278), 4:155 (SLC, B9, 397; SLC, F2, 10), 6:144 (SLC, F4, 51). 

26.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Margueritte [GUÉDRY], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 75, Family No. 141; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Margueritte, sa [Joseph GUÉDRY's] fille, age 7, on the embarkation list, Margarita, su [Josef GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite GUÉDRY, his [Joseph GUÉDRY's] daughter, age 7, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 8th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:373, 740 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio D, #12), her marriage investigation, calls her Marguerite-Adélaïde GUIDRY "of Nantes, Bretagne, France, living in this parish," calls her intended husband Frédéric TENHOLT "of Doesburg, Holland, County of Zutphen and in this parish for 9 years and in this colony since the 'presa ultima de Pensacola' (recent capture of Pensacola) {Under Governor Bernardo de GALVEZ the Spanish offensive captured Pensacola on 10 May 1781. The Spanish offensive was part of Spain's involvement in the American Revolution})," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "all of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage investigation were, assistant witnesses, Célestin PLACIDE & Philipe VERRET, & regular witnesses, Louis DEMARETSZ (DESMARETS) & Nicolas GUÉNARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:373, 740 (SM Ch.: v.4, #141), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite-Adélaïde GUÉDRY "of Nantes, in Europe, France," calls her husband Frédéric TENHOLD "from Republic of Holland, city of Doesburgo contivo of Zutphen," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Louis DEMAREST, Nicolas GUÉNARD, Louis LEIGNON, Célestin PLACIDE, Joseph SENEK, & Darlen PREVOT.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1779-98, 25, 57, 156.

She should not be confused with older sister Anne-Rosalie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, who died at age 3 the year this Marguerite was born.  This Marguerite probably was named after her dead sister. 

Her husband evidently was a Dutch soldier who came to LA with the Spanish to fight the British & remained in the colony. 

27.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Margueritte-Félicité [GUÉDRY], & lists her with her parents, 2 brothers, & an orphan; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls her Margueritte-Félicité, fille [of Jean-Bte GUÉDRY], à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, Margarita Felicidad, de pecho, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite-Félicité GUÉDRY, dgtr. [of Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY], nursling, on the complete listing, says she was in the 28th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents, 2 brothers, & an orphan, & that she was baptized in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include her on the embarkation list, calls her Margarita Felicidad, de pecho, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite-Félicité GUÉDRY, his [Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY's] daughter, a nursling, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 51st Family aboard Le Beaumont with her father, 2 brothers, & an orphan, & & that they were from the ship Bon Papa.  

What happened to her in LA?  She does not appear in any LA censuses.  Her mother, who does not appear on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with the rest of the family, may have died in France before the family crossed, hence their not sailing on Le Bon Papa, or she may have died aboard Le Beaumont during the crossing.  Her widowed father then took her & her brothers to Lafourche, where brother François appears in the 1791 census with uncle Joseph GUIDRY.  Marguerite-Félicité probably had died by then.  

28.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Marguerite GUÉDRY, & lists her with her first husband & 4 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 18, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 all of her family survived; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 376-79, Family No. 463, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite GUÉDRY, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says she was at La Pointe-à-la-Jeunese, Île Royale, in 1752, that she reached France in Mar 1759 with her family aboard du Supply, & lists her family's residences in France from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 105, Family No. 133, calls her Marguerite-Victoire GUÉDRY, says she was baptized 9 Mar 1752 on Île Royale but gives no specific place, gives her parents'  names, calls her mother Madeleine HÉBERT, details her first marriage, says her first husband was born in 1733 in L'Assomption, Pigiguit, & gives his parents' names & the name of his first wife, whom he had married in England; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls her Marguerite-Victoire GUÉDRY & Marguerite [GUÉDRY], calls her mother Madeleine HÉBERT, details her birth, baptism, & marriage, says she was resident of St.-Similien, Nantes, at the time of her marriage, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls her Marguerite GUÉDRY, sa [Jean-Charles BOUDRAU's] femme, age 34, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite GUÉDRY, his [Jean-Charles BOUDROT's] wife, age 34, on the complete listing, says she was in the 18th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her first husband & 4 children, details her first marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says daughter Henriette [BOUDROT] was born in 1772 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:188, 341 (ASC-2, 55), the record of her second marriage, calls her Margarita GUIDRY, "widow of Juan Carlos BOUDRO," calls her husband Grégoire CHICO, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of Carrascalexo Parrido de la Lavera de La Reina," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco LOPEZ MACHADO & Phelipe BROUCE; BRDR, 3:388 (ASM-3, 84), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita GUIDRY, "age 66 yrs., widow of Gregorio CHICO," but does not give her parents'  names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:40; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 29, 49, 176. 

Was her second husband a Spanish soldier?

29.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Marie GUÉDRY.

What happened to her in LA?

30.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie [GUÉDRY], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 75, Family No. 141, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Jeanne GUÉDRY, but does not give her godparents' names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Marie, sa [Joseph GUÉDRY's] fille, age 9, on the embarkation list, Maria, su [Josef GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Marie GUÉDRY, his [Joseph GUÉDRY's] daughter, age 9, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 8th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 3 siblings.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1779-98, 25, 57, 156.

What happened to her in LA?  Her family moved to the Attakapas District in the late 1790s, when she would have been in her early 20s.  Did she go with them?

31.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marie GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:38, 341 (SGA-14, 13), the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria GUIDRY, calls her husband Pedro AUCOIN, gives her & her his parents' names, says her parents were "of Maraca (sic)," his were "of Canada," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Simon-Pedro DEGRE & Juan-Bautista TRAHAN; BRDR, 2:341, 637 (SJO-3, 35), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria GUÉDRY, calls her husband Carlos ROBICHAUX, gives her & her his parents' names, gives no previous spouses' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Zuliad GUÉDRY [her brother Suliac-Charles] & Francisca DAYGLE; BRDR, 3:82, 389 (SJO-3, 58), the record of her third marriage, calls her Maria GUÉDRY, "widow ROBICHAUX/ROBICHEAUX," calls her husband Roudolph Manuel BENZ, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of Germany," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan HÉBERRE & Juan GUÉDRY [perhaps her half-brother Jean-Baptiste].  

Fort Bute, an English post from the 1760s to 1783, was on the north side of Bayou Manchac; after 1783, when the area was ceded to Spain, Fort Bute/Manchac stood at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.  In 1788, St.-Gabriel, south of the bayou, was the closest church to Manchac.  That changed in 1793, when a church parish was created at Baton Rouge, north of Manchac.  When the St.-Gabriel priest who recorded her first marriage wrote "Maraca" for her parents' original home, he may have meant Mirliguèche, which was on the Atlantic side of Nova Scotia & whose name would challenge the best of spellers.  Her first husband's parents were probably from Minas, which is certainly in Canada today.  

32.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie-Rose [GUÉDRY], & lists her with her parents, 3 brothers, & a maternal cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 76, Family No. 142, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Rose GUÉDRY, does not give her godparents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls her Marie-Rose, sa [Pierre GUÉDRY's] fille, age 6, on the embarkation list, Maria Rosa, su [Pedro GUÉDRY's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Rose GUÉDRY, his [Pierre GUÉDRY's] daughter, age 6, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 32nd Family on the embarkation list & the 33rd Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with her parents, 3 brothers, & a maternal cousin; BRDR, 2:341, 594 (ASM-2, 26), her marriage record, calls her Maria-Rosa GUÉDRY "of Parish St.-Donaciano, Diocese of Nantes, France," calls her husband Luis-Constante PITRE "of the Parish St.-Roman, Diocese of Poitiers, France," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef AUCOIN & Luis DANTIN.

33.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Monique GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:143, 338 (ASC-1, 148), her marriage record, calls her Anna-Monica GUÉDRY, calls her husband Carlos BRAUD, give her & his parents' names, says both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro LANDRY & Pedro DUPUY; BRDR, 6:290 (SGA-8, 256), her death/burial record, calls her Anne M. GUIDRY, "age 84 yrs., widow of Charles BREAUX," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 152; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 18.

Her estimated birth year is calculated from the ages given in the Spanish report of Feb 1768 & the Ascension census of 1777, not the Ascension census of 1770.  Why is she called Marie in the 1777 census?  Was Marie part of her name? 

So who was the Monique GUÉDRY who was buried at St. Gabriel on 24 Jan 1823, "age 86, a widow"?  Unfortunately, the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a husband.  See BRDR, 4:254 (SGA-8, 110).   The burial record gives Monique an estimated birth year of c1737, so, if she was an Acadian GUÉDRY, she certainly would have been an immigrant.  Who was her husband? 

34.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Ollivier GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:75-76, 342 (ASM-2, 55), his marriage record, calls him Olivier GUÉDRY "of St.-Suliac, France," calls his wife Henrietta BERGERON "of St. James Parish," gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Bautista BERGERON & Guillermo HAMON.

35.  Wall of Names, 18, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2499-2500, the LA section, calls him Pierre GUIDRY, says he was born in 1741 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, does not give his first wife's name, details his second & third marriages, including his wives' parents' names, says he lived at "Port-Saint-Louis, à Natchez," & lists his children as, by his "first" wife, Louis-David, born in c1769, Olivier in c1770, Joseph in c1772, Jean-Baptiste in 1776, Paul in 1779, & Augustin in 1780, &, by his "second" wife, Marguerite, born in 1782, Louis in 1784, Charles in 1785, Anastasie in 1788, Victorin in 1789, Antoine in 1792, Pierre in 1794, Marie-Céleste in 1796, Ludivine in 1798, Arthémise in 1803, Rosémond in 1806, & Marie in 1809, but gives no birthplaces; BRDR, 1b:8, 82 (PCP-4, 35; PCP-3, 270-271), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, "native of Acadia, residing at Natchez," calls his wife Claire BABIN, "native of Acadia, residing at Natchez," gives his & her parents' names but does not give his first wife's name, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Firmin BABIN, Pierre GUÉDRY [himself], & Augustin LANDRY; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:446 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1737), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre GUIDRY, married his last marriage to Marguerite MILLER, says he died "at his residence at la grande pointe at age about 93 years, that he was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or the names of his first 2 wives; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:446 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#543), his succession record, calls him Pierre GUIDRY, Sr. of Acadie, gives his parents' names, says both of his parents were deceased, says he married (1) Marguerite DUPUY & had 2 children by her, that he married (2) Claire BABIN, & had Olivier, Joseph, Jean Baptiste, Hypolite, Augustin, & David by her, & that he married (3) Marguerite MILLER, & had Marguerite m. Pierre BROUSSARD, Louis, Charles, Nastasie m. David REES, Antoine, Célestine m. R. EASTIN, Arthémise D. m. ____THOMAS, Rosémond, & Felonise by her.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:47; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 26; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 218; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 436, 438.  

His movements just before & during the Le Grand Dérangement can be traced in Guidry, "Guédrys Exiled to North Carolina," on the family's superb website, The Guédry-Labine Family.

Wall of Names implies that he was married to Marguerite DUPUIS & that they had a daughter named Marie when they reached LA.  The marriage is confirmed in Pierre's succession record, cited above, which says only that Pierre & Marguerite had 2 children.  If Marie was one of those children, why didn't she appear in the Ascension census of 1770 with her father & stepmother?  She probably died as a child; she was only 3 in 1768.  Various church records, such as Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:449, 452, 459, as well as the Spanish report of Feb 1768, confirm that Pierre & Marguerite lived at San Luìs de Natchez.  So why doesn't Arsenault, cited above, say anything about the first marriage to Marguerite DUPUIS?  She was a sister of Pierre's older brother Joseph's second wife, Monique. 

The Acadian settlement at San Luìs de Natchez did not last long enough to have a church of its own, hence his second marriage being recorded at Pointe Coupée, the closest church to Natchez in 1769.  

The marriage record of a daughter of Pierre GUIDRY & Marguerite MILLER says that Marguerite was from VA.  The baptismal record of a granddaughter says that Marguerite was from SC, that her father, William MILLER, was from Scotland, & her mother, Anne KEVEN, from Ireland.  Other church records say that Marguerite was from Pensacola & Mobile  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A: 369, 373, 374, 2-A: 453, 454, CD.  Most likely the family moved around a bit.  

Quote about Pierre being the patriarch of Grande Pointe is from the brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville.  Several church records, dated as early as Oct 1812, call the elder Pierre "inhabitant at la grand-pointe."  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:451, 456, 458.  

Pierre's burial record, cited above, says that he was 93 when he died, but, according to the Spanish report of 1768 & 2 census records, supported by Arsenault, he was "only" 83.  He was a patriarch nonetheless, having fathered at least 19 children by 3 wives!  (His succession record includes 17 children but leaves out sons Victorin & Pierre by his third wife & 2 sons who died in childhood, so he may have had as many as 21 children by his 3 wives!)  Twelve of his sons created families of their own, so most of the GUIDRYs of southwest LA spring from Pierre of Grand Pointe. 

36.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, & lists him with his wife Louise BLANDIN & no children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 377, Family No. 463, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Jean GUÉDRY, says his godparents were Ambroise LONGUEPÉE & Marie-Francoise BOURG, & lists his family's residences in France from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74, Family No. 139, calls him Pierre [GUÉDRY], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 36-37, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, charpentier, age 23, on the embarkation list, Pedro GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Pierre GUÉDRY, carpenter, age 23, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 28th Family on the embarkation list & the 29th Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his wife Louise/Luisa BLANDIN, age 27, & no children.

His father's family is just above his on the passenger list of Le Beaumont.  

See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 524, for his possible listing at Manchac in 1788. 

37.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:342, 442 (PCP-19, 69), his marriage record, calls him Pierre GUÉDERY, "res. Manchac," calls his wife Marie LANDRY, "widow of Simon DAIGLE," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents & her mother were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Mato GUÉDRY, "Groom's Brother," & François or Françoise DAIGLE; BRDR, 3:390 (SJO-4, 54), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro Claudio GUIDRY, "age 40 yrs., married," but does not give his parents' names or his wife's name.

Why didn't a Baton Rouge priest marry them?  Baton Rouge had its own church since 1793 & was closer to Manchac than Pointe Coupée across the river. 

38.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, & lists him with his wife, 4 children, & his wife's nephew; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 103, shows the fate of his family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to his father's profile above; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 378-80, Family No. 464; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 381, Family No. 467; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 47, Family No. 92, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, says he was born in c1754 "in the parish of L'Assomption in Acadie," which was Pigiguit, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Pierre, baptized 21 Oct 1774, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, godson of Pierre LEBERT, journeyman, & Geneviève LEVRON, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 76, Family No. 142, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, says he was born in c1753 but gives no birthplace, that he was a seaman, details his marriage but does not gives his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Charles, baptized 21 Oct 1776, St.-Donatien, Nantes, died age 6 1/2 & buried 16 Mar 1783, St.-Martin, Chantenay, daughter Marie-Rose, baptized 19 Apr 1779, St.-Donatien, Nantes, son Jean-Pierre, baptized 22 Jul 1781, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & son Joseph-Firmin, baptized 15 Oct 1784, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & 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, 38-39, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, ouvier, age 31, on the embarkation list, Pedro GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Pierre GUÉDRY, workman, age 31, on the complete listing, says he was in the 32nd Family on the embarkation list & the 33rd Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his wife, 4 children, & his wife's nephew; BRDR, 2:342 (ASM-3, 3), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro Janvier GUÉDRY, age 42 years,  married to Josefa LEBERT, but does not give his parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:111. 

Janvier is French for January.  This unusual middle name also can be found in 3 of his children's marriage records in BRDR, 2:340-42, where it is usually spelled Januario because the recording priest at Assumption probably was Spanish.

39.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Pierre [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents, 2 siblings, & an orphan; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 75, his birth/baptismal record, provides his middle name; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls him Pierre, son [Jean-Bte GUÉDRY's] fils, age 8, on the embarkation list, Pedro, su [Juan Bautista GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Pierre GUÉDRY, his [Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY's] son, age 8, on the complete listing, says he was in the 28th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents, 2 siblings, & an orphan, &, calling him Pierre-Jean-Marie [GUÉDRY], says he was baptized in 1776 but gives no place of baptism; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include him on the embarkation list, calls him Pedro, su [Juan Bautista GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Pierre GUÉDRY, his [Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY's] son, no age given, on the complete listing, says he was in the 51st Family aboard Le Beaumont with his father, 2 siblings, & an orphan, & that they were from the ship Bon Papa.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.

What happened to him in LA?  He does not appear in any LA censuses.  His mother, who does not appear on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with the rest of the family, may have died in France before the family crossed, hence their not sailing on Le Bon Papa, or she may have died aboard Le Beaumont during the crossing.  His widowed father then took him & his siblings to Lafourche, where brother François appears in the 1791 census with uncle Joseph GUIDRY.  Pierre-Jean-Marie probably had died by then.  

40.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Pierre-Joseph [GUÉDRY], & lists him with his parents, 3 siblings, & a maternal cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 47, Family No. 92, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre GUÉDRY, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre LEBERT, journeyman, & Geneviève LEVRON, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 76, Family No. 142, calls him Pierre-Joseph [GUÉDRY], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls him Pierre-Joseph, son [Pierre GUÉDRY's] fils, age 10, on the embarkation list, Pedro Josef, su [Pedro GUÉDRY's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Pierre-Joseph GUÉDRY, his [Pierre GUÉDRY's] son, age 10, on the complete listing, says he was in the 32nd Family on the embarkation list & the 33rd Family on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with his parents, 3 siblings, & a maternal cousin, &, calling him Pierre [GUÉDRY], says he was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:78, 342 (ASM-2, 29), his marriage record, calls him Pedro GUÉDRY "of Poitou, France," calls his wife Margarita BERGERON "of Ascension Parish," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Carlos BERGERON [her father] & Josef LEJEUNE [his stepfather]; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:251-52 (Houma Ct.Hse.: OA: v.1, p.4), a "judgement for money claim," dated 17 Jun 1822, calls him Pierre GUIDRY m. Marguerite BERGERON, "whose 2nd husband is Jean Baptiste BEAUSERGEANT," & says child Léonore Melanie m. Bernard Édouard HARRIS.

His wife's father came to LA in Feb 1765 as a child with the party from Halifax via St.-Dominigue, today's Haiti, led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil but later moved to the river settlements before settling on Bayou Lafourche.  Marguerite was born at Ascension in Aug 1780.  See BRDR, 2:78 (ASC-1, 65 & 66).  It was unusual for Acadians whose families had lived in the colony so long to intermarry with Acadians who had been in France & did not come to LA until 1785.  

41.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Renée-Élisabeth [GUÉDRY], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 32-33, calls her Reiné-Élisabette, sa [Joseph GUÉDRY's] fille, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, Ryena Ysabel, de pecho, on the debarkation list, & Reiné-Élizabeth GUÉDRY, daughter [of Joseph GUÉDRY], nursling, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 8th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 3 siblings; BRDR, 3:390, 426 (ASM-2, 132), her marriage record, calls her Reine Élizabeth GEDRI (GUEDRY) "of Paimboeuf, Brittany," calls her husband Rémi HÉBERT "of St.-Nicolas in Brittany, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean DAIGLE, Jean Baptiste GIROIR, & Étienne DUPUI.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1779-98, 25, 57, 156.

If she went to the Attakapas District with her family in the late 1790s, she obviously did not remain there.  Her father died at Attakapas in Feb 1799, when she was 14 years old, so there is a chance that she may have remained with relatives at Lafourche when her family crossed the Atchafalaya Basin.  Her husband was born, or at least baptized, at St.-Nicolas Parish, Nantes.  They settled where they married, on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

42.  Wall of Names, 44, calls him Suliac GUÉDRY; BRDR, 2:39, 343 (PCP-19, 28), his marriage record, calls him Souillac GUÉDERIC "of France," calls his wife Rose-Anastasie AUCOIN "of France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Élie COMO, Jean Baptiste AUCOIN, François DUGUE, & John DURAND.

Baton Rouge, near where they settled, did not get its own church until 1793, so the Pointe Coupée priest administered the sacraments in the area until it did. 

43.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Ursule GUÉDRY; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1491, the Cobeguit section, calls her Ursule GUIDRY, says she was born in 1731 but gives no birthplace [Cobeguit?], gives her parents' names, & details her marriage.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:47; De Ville, Mississippi Valley Mélange, 1:39; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 218.

Her estimated birth year is based on the age in the Spanish report of 1767 & is close to Arsenault's.  

She & her family's movements during Le Grand Dérangement are unique to Acadians who came to LA & were discovered after diligent research by GUIDRY family historians.  Ursule, her family, & Acadians who suffered a similar fate--including a family of LEJEUNEs--were the only ones exiled to NC--at least the only ones sent there who reached that colony.  See Guidry, "Guédrys Exiled to North Carolina," on the family's website, The Guédry-Labine Family.

Does the name Magdelon DIGRIST, found with her husband in the Opelousas census of 1777, mean that Ursule had died in the 1770s & her husband had remarried?  Probably.  See De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 24.  Magdelon DIGRIST's age in the 1777 census was 42, giving her an estimated birth year of c1735.  A burial record for "Mrs. Paul BOUTIN, "inhabitants[sic] of this Post [Opelousas]," dated 20 Aug 1788, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:104 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.8), says BOUTIN's wife was 57 years old when she died.  This gives her an estimated birth year of c1737.  Contrast these dates to Ursule's estimated birth year of c1730.  So who was Madeleine DIGREST?  Was her actual name Madeleine DUCREST?  

44.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2500, the LA section, calls his father Augustin GUIDRY, says he was born in c1750, son of trés probablement Augustin [GUIDRY] & Jeanne HÉBERT, says Augustin married Marguerite PICOT in c1772 but gives no place of marriage, & lists their child as Olivier, born in c1773, but gives no birthplace; Arsenault, p. 2502, the LA section, calls him Olivier GUIDRY, says he was born in 1773 but gives no birthplace, son of Augustin [GUIDRY] & Marguerite PICOT, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, & lists their children as Suzanne, born in 1794, Pierre in 1796, & Paul in 1798, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:23, 374 (SM Ch.: v.4, #67), his marriage record, calls him Olivier GUIDRY, calls his wife Félicité OCOIN, "widr.[sic] of Joseph FARKE (FAULK)," calls his father Augustin "of Canada" but does not give Olivier's mother's names, gives Félicité's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Charles GILBAUX, Jean-Baptiste SIMON, & David BABINO.  

The baptismal records of sons Paul, dated 7 Jun 1798, & Olivier, dated 7 May 1800, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:374, 375 (SM Ch.: v.5, #61; SM Ch.: v.5, #243), call him Olivier GUIDRY "of Boston" & say his parents were Augustin GUIDRY & Marguerite PICOT.  The baptismal record of son Alexandre, dated 19 Aug 1804, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:331 (SM Ch.: v.1, last page, & v.2, p.47), gives another clue by calling him Olivier GUIDRY, "Canadien, naturalized as an American in Philadelphia," & says Olivier's parents were Augustin GUÉDRY & Marguerite PECOT "d'Acadie."  (Perhaps when they gave the St. Martinville priest their family information, Olivier's descendants confused Boston & Philadelphia.)  The baptismal record of son Charles, dated 5 Jan 1806, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:333 (SM Ch.: v.6-A, p. 4; SM Ch.: Folio E, p.9), calls Olivier "native of Boston" & says his parents were Augustin GUIDRY & Marguerite PICOT "of Acadie," so there is no doubt that Olivier was Acadian, & no doubt who his parents were.  Many of the Acadians exiled to MA moved to the St. Lawrence valley after the French & Indian War. 

However, two important secondary sources seem to contradict the sacramental records at Attakapas:  Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 180, says Jean, son of Pierre GUIDRY & Marguerite BRASSEAU, & his wife Marguerite, daughter of Michel PICOT & Anne BLIN, who married in c1755, had a son name Olivier, born in 1764, but gives no birthplace.  Jehn says the family was in MA in 1755, at Québec in 1766, & at St.-Jacques l'Achigan, on the St. Lawrence above Québec City, in 1767.  Arsenault, 590, the Port-Royal section, shows Jean, son of Pierre [GUÉDRY] & Marguerite BRASSEAU, marrying Marguerite, daughter of Michel PICOT & Anne BLAIN [actually BLIN], in c1755 but gives no place of marriage.  Among their children was son Olivier, born in 1764, no birthplace given.  Arsenault says the family was deported to MA in 1755, was at Québec in 1766, & settled at St.-Jacques de l'Achigan in c1767, so this is probably where Jehn got her information.  Arsenault, 590, says Jean GUÉDRY had a younger brother named Augustin, who married in a civil ceremony Marie-Françoise, daughter of Guillaume JEANSON & Marie AUCOIN in c1767 but gives no place of marriage.  However, their marriage was "rehabilitated" at Windsor (formerly Pigiguit), NS, on 8 May 1769, the family lived at Windsor from 1767 to 1772, & settled at Chéticamp (Matéghan) on Baie St.-Marie, NS, in 1826.  According to Arsenault, Augustin & Marie-Françoise had no son named Olivier.  However, none of the baptismal records of Olivier dit Canada's children in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A & 1-B, that include the grandparents' names calls his father anything but Augustin.  This researcher would not be surprised if Arsenault mixed up the families.  See White, DGFA-1, 1306, for the establishment of the PICOT dit Le Rigeur family in Acadia. 

No matter, Olivier, son of Augustin/Jean & Marguerite, left British Canada when he came of age & settled in LA.  How, & when, he got to the Spanish colony before Jan 1793 is anyone's guess. 

Why is such as well-documented Acadian immigrant not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names?

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