APPENDICES

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

LALANDE

[luh-LAN, luh-LON]

ACADIA

Pierre Lalande, alias Blaise des Brousses dit Bonappetit, a soldier in the King's service, married Anne, daughter of Joseph Prétieux and Anne Gautrot, at Port-Royal in November 1710.  After the British took over the colony, Pierre went to Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, aboard the French ship La Marie Josephe to look at land there.  Evidently he did not see anything he liked because he moved his family to the Minas Basin by 1719.  They lived at Grand-Pré and at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit.  Anne died at Grand-Pré, only 35 years old, in March 1726.  Pierre took his family to Petiticoudiac later in the decade, putting himself even farther away from the British authorities at Annapolis Royal.  He and Anne had eight children, including four sons who created families of their own.  A daughter married into the LeBlanc family at Grand-Pré. 

Oldest son Joseph, born at Port-Royal in July 1712, married Françoise, daughter of Jacques Lapierre of Chepoudy, in c1745 perhaps at Petitcoudiac.  

Jean-Baptiste dit Bonappetit disappears from the records, so he may not have survived childhood.

Sylvestre, born at Grand-Pré in December 1719, married Marguerite, daughter of Étienne Saulnier, at Petitcoudiac in September 1754.

Jacques married in c1746, his wife's name unrecorded.

Youngest son Pierre dit Bonappetit, fils, born at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, in c1723, married Marguerite, another daughter of Jacques Lapierre, probably at Petitcoudiac in c1742.  He may have moved to one of the Maritime islands in the late 1740s or early 1750s.  Pierre dit Bonappetit died during Le Grand Dérangment at Le Havre, France, in September 1768, age 45.

By 1755, descendants of Pierre Lalande, alias Blaise des Brousses dit Bonappetit, could be found at Petitcoudiac and on one of the Maritime islands.

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François Lalande, probably no kin to Pierre, alias Blaise des Brousses dit Bonappetit, and his sons, was 22 years old and living at Louisbourg, Île Royale, when the fortress fell to the British in July 1758. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

In 1785, Émilie and Joseph-Édouard Lalande, now 11 and 8 respectively, sailed to Louisiana with their widowed mother, Marie-Pélagie Doiron, aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in August.  They went most likely followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge.  If so, they did not remain there: 

By the late 1790s, Joseph-Édouard and Émilie had moved downriver to St.-Jacques, where Émilie married Pierre-Olivier, called Olivier, son of fellow Acadian Marcel LeBlanc, in August 1797.  Olivier was a native of Louisiana, his family having come to the colony from Maryland in 1766.  Émilie died in St. James Parish in May 1817, in her early 40s.  

Joseph-Édouard married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Breaux, at St.-Jacques in February 1803.  Marie-Madeleine's father, a native of Pigiguit and son of Alexis, one of the notorious Breau brothers who had defied Spanish governor Ulloa in 1768, had come to Louisiana from Maryland as a teenager.  Joseph Breaux settled at St.-Jacques after his family had been allowed to leave the far-flung settlement of San Luìs de Natchez.  Marie-Madeleine was born at St.-Jacques in the late 1770s or early 1780s and was named after her mother, Marie-Madeleine Melançon.  After his wife died, Joseph Breaux left St. Jacques in the 1800s and moved to the old Attakapas District, where he remarried to Eléonore, daughter of Basile Landry, in St. Martin Parish in April 1807.  A decade later, in the late 1810s, Joseph Édouard Lalande and Marie Madeleine Breaux joined her father in the Attakapas region, where most Acadian Lalandes can be found today.  

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

The first Acadian Lalande to reach Louisiana did not come from France.  Madeleine, daughter of Sylvestre Lalande, the third son of Pierre, alias Blaise des Brousses dit Bonappetit, may have come to the colony from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1765 as a 7-year-old orphan.  She would have followed her Saulnier cousins to the Opelousas District, but the year of her arrival is unrecorded.  When she was counted in the Opelousas census of May 1777 with her husband and a year-old son, she was the 18-year-old wife of French Canadian Charles Bourassa, who was 34.  Her second son, Charles Bourassa, fils, was born in November 1777 and baptized at the Opelousas church in January 1778; his baptismal record is the earliest reference to Madeleine Lalande in Louisiana church records.  Husband Charles died at Opelousas in December 1792, and Madeleine remarried to Frenchman Jean-Baptiste, son of Jacques Moreau of St.-Cosme, France, at Opelousas in October 1801.  Madeleine died at Opelousas in June 1807; she was only 50 years old.  

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It was not until the 1810s that a male Acadian Lalande came to the prairie region.  Joseph Édouard Lalande, grandson of Joseph of Petitcoudiac and son of Joseph the sailor, was Madeleine Lalande's second cousin.  Sadly, cousins Joseph Édouard and Madeleine probably never saw one another in Louisiana.  By the time Jean Édouard reached the prairie settlements, Madeleine had joined their ancestors.  

Descendants of Joseph-Édouard LALANDE (1777-1822; Pierre, Joseph)

Joseph-Édouard, son of Joseph Lalande, fils and Marie-Pélagie Doiron, born at Nantes, France, in January 1777, came to Louisiana as an eight-year-old orphan with his widowed mother and older sister aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven ships from France, in 1785.  He grew up first in the Baton Rouge area and then at St.-Jacques on the Acadian Coast, farther down the river, where he married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Breaux, in February 1803.  Although most of their children were born at St.-Jacques, now St. James Parish, Joseph-Édouard and Marie-Madeleine did not remain on the river.  In the late 1810s, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled at Fausse Pointe on Bayou Teche, present-day Iberia Parish, where more sons were born to them.  Their daughters married into the Gaspard and Guilbert families.  Joseph Édouard died at his home at Fausse Pointe in November 1822; he was only 45 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1823.  He fathered at least 10 sons, but only half of them created families of their own.  Most of his sons and grandsons settled in Lafayette Parish, west and northwest of Fausse Pointe, but some of them remained in St. Martin Parish, moved southwest into Vermilion Parish, or moved north into the Grand Coteau area of St. Landry Parish, where a number of French-Canadian Lalondes had settled (in fact, by the 1830s, area priests began applying the surname Lalonde to Joseph-Édouard's descendants although most of the Lalandes lived not in St. Landry but in Lafayette and St. Martin parishes).  The Acadian Lalandes of South Louisiana descend from Joseph Édouard and his sons. 

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Oldest son Joseph Maximilien, called Maximilien or Maxilien, born at St. Jacques in February 1804, married Madeleine Arsènne, called Arsènne, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodore Joseph Broussard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1823.  Their son Joseph Bruno, sometimes called Joseph, fils, was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1823, Paul Maximilien in February 1827, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 5 hours after its birth in June 1829, Paul Delineau was born in c1830, Joseph Valsin, sometimes called Valsin, in June 1831, Pierre Théolin, called Théolin, in c1833, and Théodore was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, at age 2 months in February 1837 but died at age 3 in September 1840.  Their daughter married a Broussard cousin.  Joseph Maximilien died a widower in Lafayette Parish in November 1857; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph was 58 years old when he died, but he was only 53.  

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Joseph Bruno married Carmelite, 16-year-old daughter of French Creole Salvador Morvant, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1844; Carmelite's mother was a Granger.  

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Paul Delineau married Palmyre, daughter of fellow Acadian André Landry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1852, and remarried to Mélanie or Mélaïde, daughter of French Creole Phelicien Hulin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1854.  Their son Arsène was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1855, and Joseph Edgard near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in July 1859 but died at age 3 in St. Martin Parish in November 1862.  

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Pierre Théolin was emancipated by the Lafayette Parish court in July 1851, after he turned 18.  He married Zoë, daughter of French Creole Charles Vallot, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1854.  Their son Léonard was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1855, and Laodis near Youngsville in February 1867.  During the War of 1861-65, Pierre Théolin served in Company B of the Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Martin Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  Pierre Théolin remarried to French Creole Céleste Saveur in Lafayette or Vermilion Parish in the late 1860s.  Their son Pierre was born soon afterwards.  Pierre Théolin died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in 1888; he was 56 years old.  

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Joseph Valsin may have married French Creole Marie Lapointe at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1858.  Their son Joseph was born near Abbeville in September 1861 but may have died at age 1 in November 1862.  

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Arsène, born at St. Jacques in May 1805, died at age 6 in May 1811 while the family was still living in St. James Parish.

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Joseph Ursin, called Ursin, born at St. Jacques in August 1806, married Marie Catherine, called Catherine, daughter of German Creole Jean Schexnayder, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1829.  Ursin remarried to Adélaïde, called Délaïde, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Louvière, at the Vermilionville church in November 1836.  Their son Melozain, also called Adam, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 1 1/2 months, in December 1837.  Their daughter married into the Schexnayder family. 

Adam may have married French Creole Elina Leleux.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the late 1860s.  Adam died near Rayne, Acadia Parish, in October 1898; he was 60 years old. 

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Joseph Napoléon, called Napoléon and also Napoléon R., Paul, Paul Napoléon, and Augustin Napoléon, born in St. James Parish in October 1808, married Susanne, daughter of French Creole Jean Fabre, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1828.  Their daughter married into the Comeaux and Richard families.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 2 slaves--both female, both black, ages 20 and 2--on Napoléon Lalande's farm in the parish's Western District.  Napoléon remarried to Azélie, daughter of French Creole Salvador Morvant, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1864; Napoléon was 56 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Demostine had been born in Lafayette Parish in September 1864, Joseph Napoléon, fils in October 1867, Vileor or Vilcor in December 1868, Numa Lalon in April 1870, Aristide in October 1872, Henry or Harrison near Abbeville in March 1879, and Joseph Overton near Rayne, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1882 when his father was 73 years old!   

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André Joseph, born in St. James Parish in October 1810, probably died young.  

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Joseph Sylvère, called Sylvère and sometimes Sylvain, born in St. James Parish in August 1814, married Marguerite, another daughter of Jean Fabre, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1834.  Their son Dorsin or Dorsile was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1836, Portalise or Portalys in December 1837 but died at age 1 in May 1839, Joseph was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in November 1839 but died at age 13 months in October 1840, Jean Ida was born in April 1841, Aladin in November 1842, Jules in February 1853 but died at age 13 (the recording priest said 18) in April 1866, and Albert was born in April 1855.  They also had a son named Paul.  Their daughter married into the Morvant family.  

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Dorsin married Eléonore or Léonore, daughter of Spanish Creole Léon Garrigue or Gary, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1855, and sanctified the married at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1862.  Their son Léodice Joseph was born near Grand Coteau in September 1862, and Joseph Cleopha near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1867.  They were living near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in 1870. 

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Paul married Natalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Marcellin Dubois, fils, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1867.  Their son Arthur was born near Youngsville in January 1872, and Albert in November 1873.  

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A son, name unrecorded, born in either St. James or St. Martin Parish in c1817, died at age 2 in September 1819 at his parents' home at Fausse Pointe.  

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Jean Dositée, born in St. Martin Parish in May 1818, probably died young.  

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Valsin, born in St. Martin Parish in October 1822, married 17-year-old Aglae, another daughter of Salvador Morvant, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1842.  Aglae died in October 1843; she was only 18 years old and died probably giving birth to daughter Anastasie, born 3 days before Aglae died.  Valsin remarried to Julienne Dubois probably in Lafayette Parish in the 1840s.  Their daughter married into the Vidaillet family. 

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Youngest son Jean Baptiste Alcendore, called Alcendore, born posthumously in St. Martin Parish in April 1823, died at "his mother's home at La Fausse Pointe," age 1 1/2, in June 1824. 

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Other LALANDEs on the Western Prairies

Local church and civil records make it difficult to link some Lalande/Lalondes in the western parishes with known Acadian members of the family: 

In August 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted 9 slaves--2 males and 7 females, all black, ranging in age from 45 to 1--on Joseph Lalande's farm in the parish's Western District.  One wonders which of Joseph-Édouard's sons or grandsons, many of them named Joseph, held these slaves. 

Jean Baptiste Lalonde, perhaps a Lalande, died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1866.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Jean Baptiste died "at age 4 yrs."

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Most of the Lalandes of South Louisiana are descended not from Acadians but from French Creoles and French Canadians.  Lalande evidently is a common surname in France, so it is no wonder that a number of families and individuals with the name settled in the colony.  With only a few exceptions, they lived at New Orleans or in river communities close by the city and tended not to venture into areas where Acadians chose to settle.  At least one non-Acadian Lalande lived at Pointe Coupée, a French-Creole community across from Baton Rouge, during the late colonial period:  

Étienne Lalande Dalcour of Bordeaux, France, son of an "attorney at the High Court" and Catherine Godefoy, married Marie-Josèphe Trudeau at New Orleans in May 1723.  Their son Jean-Étienne, sometimes called Étienne, fils, was born at New Orleans in December 1729, and François in August 1733 but died soon after his birth.  Marie-Josèphe died less than a week after son François and two other newborns died, so she probably succumbed from the rigors of giving birth to triplets.  Son Jean-Étienne survived childhood and served as an officer in the French regiment in Louisiana, rising to the rank of captain.  He married Vincente-Adélaïde Olivier de Vezin probably at New Orleans in the late 1760s.  Their son Pierre-Étienne was born at New Orleans in June 1773, Charles in April 1779, and Maxim-François in February 1781.  Their daughter married into the Deville Deglutin family.  Étienne, père may have died at New Orleans in June 1787.  Jean-Étienne's son Charles married Eliza ____ probably at New Orleans in the early 1790s.  Their son Bona was born at New Orleans in June 1796.  Jean-Étienne, now retired from the army, died at New Orleans in July 1794; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean-Étienne was 66 years old when he died, but he was 64.  

Marie-Françoise, daughter of Marianne Lalande, was baptized at New Orleans, age about 8 months, in February 1756.  The priest who recorded the baptism did not name the father.  

Marc-Antoine Lalande, a "mitif," or person of mixed Indian and European blood, was a native of Detroit in what was then Canada.  He moved to Pointe Coupée, where he died in April 1764.  Area church records are silent about a marriage or any family he may have created.  

Charles-Marie de La Lande d'Apremont served as acting attorney-general of the colony in the early 1760s and was appointed a councilor-commissioner on the Superior Council in November 1766. 

Louis-Nicolas Lalande Ferriere of Paris and his wife Jeanne-Catherine Dubois of New Orleans were living in the city in September 1769, when their daughter Jeanne-Sophie was born.  Son Louis-Nicolas, born probably at New Orleans in the 1770s, married Marie-Madeleine-Hyacinthe, also called Jeanne, daughter of Captain Jean Arnoux of Poitou, France, probably in the city in the early 1790s.  Their son Louis-Desaeda was born at New Orleans in August 1796, François-Louis in December 1798 but died at age 4 1/2 in August 1802, a son, name unrecorded, died soon after birth in October 1800, and Joseph was born in September 1801.  

Pierre, son of Pierre Lalande and Marie Ubel of Montréal, Canada, married Marie-Madeleine Schenet, widow of Joseph Schauvin, in present-day St. John the Baptist Parish, on the river above New Orleans, in December 1780.  

Another Étienne, son of Louis Lalande, died at New Orleans in June 1787; his burial record says nothing about a wife.  

Françoise Lalanda or Lalande gave birth to sons Domingue-Firmin at New Orleans in September 1786, Antoine-Jean in January 1790, and Apollinaire in February 1794.  The priest who recorded the boys' baptisms did not give the father's name.  

Jean-Louis Lalande Dapremont, an army captain, married Marie-Jeanne Baure or Bore probably at New Orleans in the 1780s.  Their sons Alexandre and Charles were born probably at New Orleans, dates unrecorded, and Antoine in April 1790.  

Marie, daughter of Pierre Lalande and Francoise Moreau of Montbard, Burgundy, France, married Jean-Baptiste, son of Jacques Laurant of Nuit, Burgundy, at New Orleans in May 1791.  

Marie-Thérèse Lalande gave birth to son Pierre at New Orleans in c1791, but he died at age 3 in November 1794.  Meanwhile, daughter Louise-Emerante was born at New Orleans in October 1793, and son Pierre in March 1795.  The priest who recorded the children's baptisms did not give the father's name.  

Yet another Étienne Lalande, husband of Marie Santilli, died at New Orleans in August 1793.  He was 42 years old.  

Félicité Lalande gave birth to sons Luis, baptized at the New Orleans church at age 2 1/2 months in September 1793, and Joseph, born in c1794 but died at age 15 months in July 1795.

A Laland, no first name, gender, or age given, was buried at New Orleans in July 1797.

Mimi Lalande gave birth to son Ulysse at New Orleans, date unrecorded, but it probably was in the mid-1790s.  Ulysses died at New Orleans as "a young boy" in October 1798. 

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A French Lalande from the Illinois country lived for a time at New Orleans before moving upriver to the Acadian Coast: 

Louis Lalande, born in Toulouse, Languedoc, southern France, in c1754, settled first at St.-Louis, then a part of the Illinois country, and married Marie-Jeanne Reyne probably at New Orleans in the 1780s.  A child, name unrecorded, was born at New Orleans in January 1786, and twins Jean-Baptiste and Pierre in March 1789.  Their daughter married into the Gaudy family.  Pierre married Arthémise, daughter of Acadian Paul Hébert of St. James Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1811.  Louis died near Baton Rouge in August 1827; he was 73 years old.  Pierre died in St. James Parish in September 1830; he was only 41 years old.

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The largest family of non-Acadian Lalandes--that of one of two French-Canadian brothers--settled in the Opelousas District, west of the Atchafalaya Basin, during the late colonial period.  The brother's descendants remained in what became St. Landry Parish, especially around Arnaudville on upper Bayou Teche, and tended to spell their surname Lalonde.  

Jean-Baptiste LALONDE (1760s-1811)

Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, son of Louis Lalonde and Lisette Picard of the Saintogne region of France, and brother of Guillaume, settled first at aux Cedres, Canada, with his parents before moving to Louisiana with his brother in the late 1770s.  Jean-Baptiste married Marie-Philippe, daughter of French Creole Amand Ducrest, at Attakapas in February 1778.  They moved north to the Opelousas District soon after their marriage.  Their daughter married into the Arnaud family.  Jean Baptiste, père died in St. Landry Parish in February 1811, age about 50.  

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Older son Jean-Baptiste, fils, baptized at Opelousas, age 7 months, in July 1779, married to Acadian "Charlie" Potier  Jean-Baptiste, fils's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1812; he would have been 32 years old that year.  The parish clerk who recorded his succession noted that Charles Potier was "appointed tutor of a child 'faible d'espirit' [of a weak mind]" but did not give the name, age, or even the gender of the child.  

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Younger son Cyprien, born at Attakapas in September 1780, died at age 13 in November 1793.  

Descendants of Guillaume LALONDE (?-?)

Guillaume, son of Louis Lalonde and Lisette Picard of the Saintonge region of France, and brother of Jean-Baptiste, also settled at aux Cedres, Canada, with his parents before moving to Louisiana with his brother in the late 1770s.  Guillaume also moved to the Attakapas District, where he married Agnès, daughter of German Creole Laurent Wiltz of Pointe Coupée, in May 1783.  They then moved north to the Opelousas District, where their family thrived.  Their daughters married into the Duplechin, Frozard, Marks, and Stelly families.  Four of Guillaume's sons created families of their own.  His sons and grandsons married mostly French and German Creoles and sometimes fellow Canadians, but they also took the occasional Acadian bride. 

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Oldest son Guillaume, fils, also called William, born at Attakapas in July 1786, married Marie Louise, daughter of French Creole André Neurat of New Orleans, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1813.  Their son Guillaume III was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1814, and André Nerault or Nero in July 1821.  William--Guillaume, fils--died in 1822; he was only 36 years old.  

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Guillaume III married Marie Aurore, 19-year-old daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Guidroz, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1838.  Their son Anatole was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1839, Guillaume IV in August 1841 but died at age 2 at Prairie Grand Chevreuil, St. Martin Parish, in September 1843, Jean Baptiste Guillaume was born in October 1844, and André Duprélond in June 1849.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 2 slaves--a 60-year-old black female, and a 25-year-old black male--on Ww. Guillaume Lalonde's farm between Louis Lalonde and Cyprien Lalonde; these may have been Marie Aurore Guidroz's slaves, so Guillaume III may have died by then. 

During the War of 1861-65, Anatole served as a corporal in Company K of the 10th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of General R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  Anatole married Spanish Creole Euphrasie Castille at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1866.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Guillaume was born in April 1869, François in June 1871, Jean Menelas in September 1873, an unnamed son died 6 days after his birth in September 1876, Joseph Rosana was born in March 1881, and Joseph Ulysse in December 1885.  

During the War of 1861-65, Jean Baptiste Guillaume served in Company B of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.  Jean Baptiste Guillaume married Odile, daughter of German Creole Simon Wyble, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1869.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Guillaume le jeune was born in July 1875, Henri in July 1878, Stanislas in May 1881, Alexis in April 1888, and David in January 1891.  They also had a son named Simon.  

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André Nerault married Azelima, daughter of French Creole André Robin, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1841.  Their daughter married into the Mayer family.  André remarried to Marie Basilde, called Basilde, daughter of Henri Hargroder, at the Grand Coteau church in May 1848.  Their son Henry André, called A. H., André, and André Nero, fils, was born in St. Landry Parish in April 1849, Guillaume le jeune in August 1852, Louis Edgard, called Edgard and Elgar, in March 1855, and Louis Ambroise, called Ambroise, in May 1860 but died at age 2 1/2 in February 1863.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 4 slaves--2 males and 2 females, all black, ranging in age from 30 to 11--on André Lalonde's farm near Cyprien Lalonde

Henry André married Émilie, another daughter of Simon Wyble, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in March 1869.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Louis Edgar was born in November 1875.  

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Louis, born at Opelousas, married French Creole Carmelite Saizan of Pointe Coupée Parish in a civil ceremony in Pointe Coupée in December 1814 and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1819.  Their son Louis, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1818, Cyprien Louis in the early 1820s, and Théodule in c1824.  They also had a son named Jean Baptiste, called Baptiste.  Louis, père died in St. Landry Parish by October 1846, when his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse; he was probably in his 50s.  

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Louis, fils married Catherine, 17-year-old daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Marks, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1837.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 7 slaves--on Louis Lalonde's farm next to Ww. Guillaume Lalonde and near Cyprien Lalonde's plantation. 

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Cyprien Louis married Marie Clara, called Clara, daughter of German Creole Alexis Mayer, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1842.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Robin families at Arnaudville. 

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Théodule married Adélaïde, 16-year-old daughter of Cyprien Plouet, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1844.  Their son Louis Théodule was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1847.  Adélaïde died at age 19 in February 1848, perhaps from complications of giving birth to their son.  Their daughter married into the Carriere family.  Théodule remarried to Marie Fanelie, called Fanelie and sometimes Pamela, daughter of French Creole Ulger Lanclos, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1849; Marie's mother was a Landry.  Their son Alcide was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1849, Alexandre in January 1856, Joseph Théodule in September 1858 but died at age 3 in October 1861, and Charles or Carlos was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in March 1861 but died at age 9 months the following December.  Their daughter married into the Dupré family.  Théodule remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie Célestine, called Célestine, daughter of Acadian Élisée Cormier and widow of Gerand Lanclos, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1862, but she died at age 40 in May 1863.  Théodule remarried yet again--his fourth marriage--to Marie Celima, called Celima, daughter of French Creole Valsin Patin, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1863.  They settled between Breaux Bridge and Arnaudville.  Their son Jean Edmond, called Edmond, was born in July 1864, Jean Joseph Ernest in October 1865 but died at age 2 in August 1868, and Joseph was born in June 1874 but died at age 3 in April 1877.  

Louis Théodule, by his first wife, married Marie Febronia, called Febronia, daughter of French Creole Michel Aymond, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1870.  Their son Louis Angelas, called Angelas, was born near Arnaudville in March 1876 but died at age 2 1/2 years in September 1878, Joseph Adam, called Adam, was born in November 1878, Eugène in June 1881, Joseph Alcée in June 1884, and Placide in December 1886.  

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Jean Baptiste married cousin Cécile, daughter of Georges Lalonde and widow of Louis Bienvenu Lanclos, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1852.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils, also called Baptiste, was born in December 1855 but died at age 4 in December 1859.  Jean Baptiste remarried to French Creole Euphrasie Saizan, widow of Siméon Chautin, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1857.  Their son Jean Baptiste Maria was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1859 but died at age 7 in December 1866, Louis Joseph or Joseph Louis, called Louis, was born in September 1862, and Joseph Hippolyte, also called Paul, in June 1870.  

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Georges, called Georget, born probably at Attakapas in the summer of 1798 and baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest the following December, married Ursule, daughter of Acadian Paul Boutin, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1825.  Their son Joseph Sosthène, called Sosthène and sometimes Justin, was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1828, Augustin or Auguste in August 1833, Georges, fils in August 1838, Antille in September 1844, and Joseph Alex or Alex Joseph in August 1850.  Their daughters married into the Badeau, Bergeron (probably French Creole, not Acadian), Hébert, Lalonde, Lanclos, Olivier (French Creole, not Acadian), Rivet, and Stout families, one of them to a first cousin.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 9 slaves--5 males and 4 females, all black except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 70 to 3--on Georges Lalonde's farm.  Georges, père died near Grand Coteau in March 1860; the priest who recorded his burial said that Georges was 59 years old when he died. 

3a

Sosthène married Marie Alexandrine, called Alexandrine, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Lanclos, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1849; Alexandrine's mother was a Landry.  Their son Alexandre Faustin was born near Grand Coteau in October 1849, Joseph Valsin or Valsin Joseph in August 1851, Jean Thelesmar, called Thelesmar, in September1853 but died at age 5 in September 1858, and Augustin le jeune was born in April 1856.  Sosthène died near Grand Coteau in July 1858; he was only 29 years old.  

3b

 Augustin died in St. Landry Parish in October 1854.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry.  

3c

During the War of 1861-65, Georges, fils served in Company K of the 10th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of General R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  George, fils married Élisabeth, daughter of German Creole Louis Mayer, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Louis le jeune was born near Arnaudville in August 1869, and Joseph Ulysse in May 1877.  

3d

During the War of 1861-65, Antille served in Company K of the 29th (Thomas') Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in St. Landry Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Antille married first cousin Celina, daughter of his uncle Cyprien Lalonde, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Georges le jeune was born near Arnaudville in January 1867, Cyprien le jeune in December 1873, Joseph Antille or John Antille in April 1876, Paul in March 1879, and Jean Angelas in May 1882.  

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Youngest son Cyprien, born at Opelousas in c1801, married French Creole Marie Marguerite Neurat in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1825, and remarried to Euphrasie, daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Mayer, at the bride's home in St. Landry Parish in April 1827.  Their son Cyprien, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1828 but died at age 16 at Prairie Grand Chevreuil in August 1843, Charles was born in February 1833, and Antille le jeune in January 1844 but died at age 16 near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in November 1861.  Their daughters married into the Carrière, Castille, Gillard, and Mayer families.  In October 1850, the federal census taker in St. Landry Parish counted 21 slaves--11 males and 10 females, 15 blacks and 6 mulattoes, ranging in age from 52 years to 6 months--on Cyprien Lalonde's plantation next to Ww. Guillaume Lalonde and near André Lalonde; this probably was Cyprien, père.  Cyprien, père died near Grand Coteau in February 1881; he was 79 years old.  His family line, except for its blood, probably died with him.  

Charles died near Grand Coteau in July 1858.  He was only 23 years old and probably did not marry.  

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Another Louis Lalande, perhaps kin to Jean-Baptiste and Guillaume, married French Canadian Anastasie Bertrand dit Beaulieu, at Opelousas probably in the 1780s.  They had daughters but probably no sons.

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More Lalandes, whom native Louisianians would have called them Foreign French, lived in South Louisiana during the antebellum period.  They settled not only at New Orleans, but also upriver on the Acadian Coast and in Pointe Coupee Parish:

Sylvain Lalande married Acadian Azelie LeBlanc in St. James Parish in the 1820s.  Their son Pierre Sylvain was born in St. James Parish in April 1826, and Joseph in 1827.  

A Lalanne, no first name given, a 38-year-old cook born in France, sailed from Vera Cruz, Mexico, on the ship Oscar and reached New Orleans in November 1829.  

Charles Lalande, parentage undetermined, born in c1810, place unrecorded, died in Ascension Parish in October 1834.  He was only 24 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial did not mention a wife, so Charles may not have married.  He may have been the Ch. Lalanne, a 20-year-old hawker born in France, who sailed from Bordeaux on the ship Talma and reached New Orleans in November 1831.  

A. Lalande, a 30-year-old physician born in France, sailed from Bordeaux on the ship La Paix and reached New Orleans in February 1835.  

Charles L'Allande married Aurore Ricard probably in Pointe Coupee Parish.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Pointe Coupee Parish counted 2 slaves--both female, both black, ages 40 and 30--on Charles Laland's farm.  Charles's daughter Amelia, born in c1842 probably in Pointe Coupee Parish, married Louis Séverin, son of Hippolyte Patin, at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in May 1864.  

Célestine Lalande's son Charles, born probably in Ascension Parish in c1849, died at age 2 in August 1851, Joseph Adolphe was born in June 1853, Jean Telesphore in December 1854, Joseph A. U. Martin was baptized at home in Ascension Parish in April 1856, Isidore was born in April 1859, and another Charles in March 1861, and another Joseph was buried at age 2 in July 1863.  The Ascension priest/priests who recorded the birth and baptism of Célestine's many sons never bothered to give the father's name, unless Célestine was actually Célestin and the father of these sons.  

In December 1850, the federal census taker in Orleans Parish counted 4 slaves--1 male and 3 females, 3 blacks and 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 42 to 22--on Joseph Lallande's farm in the parish's Third Representative District. 

Louise Lalonde, born in c1828, widow of Dorsin Porciaux, married Hippolyte Didier of Paris, France, widower of Louise Lardy, at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in July 1855.  Louise died at Podyras College, Pointe Coupee Parish, in November 1867; she was 39 years old.  

Jean, son of Jean Lalande of Abos, Department of Basse-Pyrénées, France, married Jeanne, daughter of Bernard Rey of Vic de Bigone, Department of Hautes- Pyrénées, France, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1859.  

Bernard, also called Renoit, Lalande married French Creole Geneviève Patin probably in Pointe Coupee Parish during the late antebellum period.  They were living near Lakeland in the late 1860s. 

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Other French-Canadian and Foreign-French Lalande/Lalondes who were not kin to the French-Canadian brothers settled in the western parishes during the antebellum period.  Some Lalondes who lived on the prairies during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by members of the family:

Pierre Lalande or Lalonde married Françoise Roy probably in St. Martin Parish in the early 1850s.  Their son Pierre, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1853.  Pierre's kinship to the Acadian Lalande's of St. Martin Parish is anyone's guess.  

François Xavier Lalonde of Canada, born in c1851, died near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in November 1872.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry.  

Dominique, also called Olin Dominique, "of France," son of Jean Lalanne and Marie Jeanne Comeau, married French Creole Éloise Lecompte at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1857, moved his family across the Atchafalaya Basin to St. Landry Parish, and settled near Washington.  Their son Ernest was born in September 1857, Léopold Désiré, also called Léopold Paul and Paul, in January 1863, Joseph E., also called Josephus, in September 1871, Augustin Dominique, called Dominique, in August 1874 but died at age 4 in October 1878, and Pierre Henri was born in January 1881 but died at age 2 months the following March.  

Jacques, fils, son of Jacques Lalonde, married Adeline Alexander at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1866. 

Jean Marie, called G. M. by the recording priest, son of Zenon Lalonde and Françoise Couregé, married Susanne, daughter of Acadian Victorin Babin of Terrebonne Parish, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1867.  They settled near Washington.  Their son Jules Joseph was born in March 1868, and Anatole in May 1870.  They also had a son named François Anatole, or F. A.  

Euphémie, daughter of Bethsy Lalonde, married Prosper, son of Narcisse Narcisse and Prudence ____, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage noted that the groom's parents were deceased. 

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During the antebellum period, French-Creole and Foreign-French Lalande/Lalondes also lived on bayous Lafourche and Terrebonne, areas heavily populated by Acadians.  Some of them took Acadian wives:

Descendants of Jean Joseph LALANDE/LALONDE (c1797-1840)

Jean Joseph, called Joseph, Lalonde of Versailles, France, born in c1797, married Augustine Pomponeau and settled in Assumption Parish.  They had at least three sons, only one of whom seem to have married.  Joseph died in Assumption Parish in November 1840; he was only 43 years old.  In September 1850, the federal census takers in Assumption Parish counted 33 slaves owned by the "Estate of Joseph Lalande" in the parish's Second Congressional District.   

1

Oldest son Louis Eugène, called Eugène, born in Assumption Parish in July 1830, died in late 1862 or early 1863, perhaps while in military service, and was buried in Assumption Parish in March 1863.  He was only 32 years old; the priest who recorded the transfer of Eugène's body and his burial did not say where Eugene had died, nor did he mention a wife.  

2

Youngest son Émile, born in Assumption Parish in c1834, died in Assumption Parish in May 1859.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry. 

3

Anatole Joseph, born in Assumption Parish in July 1838, married Léonide, daughter of Acadian Florentin Templet, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Joseph Ney was born in Assumption Parish in October 1861. 

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Descendants of Eugène Denis Lucien Théodore LALANDE c1808-)

Eugène Denis Lucien Théodore, son of Philippe Lalande and Marie Anne Lucie L'Allemand, born in c1808, married Marie Clémence, also called Azélie, daughter of Acadian Pierre Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1836. 

1

Oldest son Adolphe Eugène Denis, called Eugène, was born in Assumption Parish in October 1838 but died at age 6 in April 1844.

2

Camille Lèon, called Camille Dennie, was born in Assumption Parish in November 1840.  During the War of 1861-65, Camille Dennie served in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  After the war, he married Félicie Alexandre.  Their son Théodore Denis was born near Plattenville in November 1868. 

3

Édouard Olivier was born in Assumption Parish in September 1853.

4

Youngest son Charles Joseph was born in Assumption Parish in  June 1857. 

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Descendants of Jean LALAND/LAULAND (?-)

Jean Laland, also called Lauland, married Acadian Marie Guidry and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Two of their sons married French-Creole sisters. 

1

Émile married Ophelia, daughter of French Creole Neuville Martin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1867. 

2

Arthur married Stasie, another daughter of Neuville Martin, at the Attakapas Canal church, Assumption Parish, in May 1870. 

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Jean Louis Lalonde died in Assumption Parish in April 1844; he was 57 years old.  The priest who recorded the burial said nothing about the deceased's parents or a wife and children.  

Madagan Laland married Joséphine Chauvin.  Their son Jean was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1845.  Was this the Jean Laland/Lauland who married Marie Guidry

Dominique "from France," son of Jean Lalanne and Marie Jeanne Comeaux, married Éloise, daughter of Delphin Lecompte, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1857.  

CONCLUSION

Lalandes settled fairly late in Acadia, and most of them came "late" to Louisiana.  A Lalande orphan came to Louisiana in 1765 and settled in the Opelousas District.  She married twice and remained in the area.  Joseph-Édouard Lalande of Nantes, France, did not come to the colony until 1785, and he did not settle near his cousin on the western prairies.  He followed his widowed mother to the Acadian Coast, but he did not remain there.  He moved to the old Attakapas District in the 1810s and settled at Fausse Pointe on lower Bayou Teche.  Half of his 10 sons created families of their own and settled in St. Martin, Lafayette, Vermilion, Acadia, and St. Landry parishes.  All of the Acadian Lalandes of South Louisiana are descended from Joseph-Édouard and his sons. 

Lalande seems to be a fairly common surname in France.  French Lalandes came to colonial Louisiana as early as the 1720s.  Most, if not all, of them settled at New Orleans.  They could be found, also, at Natchitoches on the Red River.  In the 1770s, two French-Canadian brothers who tended to spell their surname Lalonde settled on the western prairies, concentrating in what became St. Landry Parish; the younger brother, Guillaume, created a vigorous family line there; many of his descendants settled near Arnaudville on upper Bayou Teche.  Smaller families of French-Creole and Foreign-French Lalandes settled in some of the river parishes above New Orleans and along Bayou Lafourche, but most Lalande/Lalondes, Acadian and non-Acadian, lived west of the Atchafalaya Basin, creating a complicated genealogical picture for the family there.  For example, by the 1830s, area priests began using the surname Lalonde for descendants of Acadian Joseph-Édouard Lalande

Judging by the number of slaves they owned during the late antebellum period, some Lalande/Lalondes lived comfortably on their farms and plantations along Bayou Lafourche and on the western prairies.  In 1850, the estate of Foreign Frenchman Joseph Lalande of Assumption Parish held 33 slaves.  French Canadian Cyprien Lalonde owned 21 slaves in St. Landry Parish.  Older brother Georges held nine slaves that year.  Most of the Lalande/Lalondes of South Louisiana, however, owned no slaves at all, at least none who appear on the federal slave schedules of 1850 and 1860.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Lalan, Laland, Lalanda, Lalane, Lalanne, L'allande, Lauland, Lelande, Loland.

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Assumption, Lafayette, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, & St. Landry parishes; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Ascension, Lafayette, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, & St. Martin parishes; Arsenault, Généalogie, 611-12; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:312; Brasseaux, Foucault and the Rebellion of 1768, 26, 58n3, 77; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, Acadians in Exile, 269 ; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 2, 3; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, CD; Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249, 253; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, "Family" No. 58; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 61; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 101-02; White, DGFA-1, 907-08; White, DGFA-1 English, 192-93.

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Émilie LALANDE 01 Aug 1785 BR?, StJ born c1774, probably Poitou, France; daughter of Joseph LALANDE & Marie-Pélagie DOIRON; sister of Jean-Edouard; in Poitou, France, 1774-75; in First Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Oct 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brother; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 11, traveled with widowed mother; moved to St.-Jacques; married, age 23, Paul-Olivier, called Olivier, son of Marcel LEBLANC & Marie-Josèphe BREAUX, 7 Aug 1797, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. James Parish 11 May 1817, age 40[sic]
Joseph-Édouard LALANDE 02 Aug 1785 BR?, StJ, Atk baptized 23 Jan 1777, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; sometimes called Joseph; son of Joseph LALANDE & Marie-Pélagie DOIRON; brother of Émilie; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & sister; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 8, traveled with widowed mother; moved to St.-Jacques; married, age 26, Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Joseph BREAUX & his first wife Marie-Madeleine MELANÇON, 21 Feb 1803, St.-Jacques; moved to Attakapas District; died "at his home" Fausse Pointe 18 Nov 1822, age "about 45 years," buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 1 Aug 1823, St. Martin Parish courthouse
*Madeleine LALANDE 03 1765? Op born c1758; daughter of Sylvestre LALANDE & Marguerite SONNIER; arrived LA 1765, age 7, an orphan, with SONNIER cousins?; settled Opelousas District; married (1)Charles, son of Charles BOURASSA & Madeleine DELBEQUE of Canada, 1770s, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Magdeleine LACONDE, age 18, with husband ____ BOURASSA age 34, who was head of family number 117, son Jacques [BOURASSA] age 1, 0 slaves, 27 cattle, 0 horses, 2 hogs, 0 sheep, next to her cousin Silvin SOGNYER; in Opelousas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband Ch[arles] BOURRASSA, 3 sons, 2 daughters, & 0 slaves; married, age 43, (2)Jean-Baptiste, son of Jacques MOREAU & Marie-Anne DUPRÉ of St.-Cosme, France, 26 Oct 1801, Opelousas; died [buried] Opelousas 26 Jan 1807, "at age about 50 yrs."

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls her Émelie [LALANDE], & lists her with her widowed mother & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 102, Family No. 187, calls her Émelie [LALANDE]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls her Émelie, sa [Pélagie DOUAISON, veuve LALANDE's] fille, age 811 on the embarkation list, Emilia, su [Pélagie DOUARON, viuda LA LENDE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Émelie LALANDE, her [Pélagie DOIRON widow LALANDE's] daughter, age 11, on the complete listing, says he was in the 19th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & a brother, &, calling her Emilie LALANDE, says she was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:410, 480 (SJA-2, 39), her marriage record, calls her Emilia LALANDE, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were from France, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef LEBLANC & Josef LALANDE (her brother); BRDR, 3:473 (SJA-4, 44), her death/burial record, calls her Emelie LALANDE, age about 40 yrs., wife of Olivier LEBLANC, but does not give her parents' names.

Her husband's family had come to St.-Jacques back in 1765, 20 years before she & her family reached the colony.  

02.  Wall of Names, 33 (pl. 8L), calls him Jean-Édouard [LALANDE], & lists him with his widowed mother & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 101-02, Family No. 187, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Édouard LALANDE, gives his parents' names but does not give his godparents' names, &, detailing his family's voyage to LA in 1785, calls him Jean-Édouard [LALANDE]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 34-35, calls him Jean-Edouard, son [Pélagie DOUAISON, veuve LALANDE's] fils, age 8, on the embarkation list, Juan Eduardo LALENDE, su [Pelagie DOUARON, viuda LA LENDE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Édouard LALANDE, her [Pélagie DOIRON widow LALANDE's] son, age 8, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 19th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother & a sister; BRDR, 2:153, 410-11 (SJA-2, 67), his marriage record, calls him Joseph Eduardo LELANDE (LALANDE), gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were from Nantes, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph LEBLANC, Alexis BRAUX, & Pablo BRAUX; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:546 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1547), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph LALONDE [record has LALANDE], inhabitant at la fausse pointe, but does not give his parents' names or the name of his wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:546 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#489), his succession record, calls him Joseph LALONDE, married to Marie Magdeleine BREAUX.

Was his full name Joseph-Jean-Édouard?  In the church records that mention him, cited above, he is consistently called Joseph.  Only the passenger list of Le Beaumont calls him Jean-Édouard.  Why?

03.  Not in Wall of Names.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A: 94 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.6), the birth/baptismal record of son Charles BOURASSA, fils, dated 4 Jan 1778, calls her Magdelaine LALONDE & is the earliest church record in which she is found but does not give the names of her parents; Hébert, D., 1-A:94 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.163), the birth/baptismal record of son Denis or Dionisio BOURASSA, dated 25 Oct 1796, calls her Magdelaine LALANDE, & says her parents were Sylvestre LALANDE & Marguerite SOGNE; Hébert, D., 1-A:94-95 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A:p. 163), the birth/baptismal record of son Louis BOURASSA, also dated 25 Oct 1796, calls her Magdelaine LALANDE, & says her parents were ... Sylvestre LALANDE & Marguerite SOGNE, so this is proof positive that she was an Acadian; Hébert, D., 1-B:419 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.98), the record of her second marriage, calls her Madeleine LALONDE of Acadia, widow of Charles BOURASSA, gives her & her second husband's parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean TESSON, _____ PHAVRON, & Michel PRUDHOMME; Hébert, D., 1-B:419 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.89), her death/burial record, calls her Madeleine LALONDE, wife of Jean MOREAU, but does not give her parents' names.  See also DeVille, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 26; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1785, 30.

Did she come to LA with her SONNIER cousins in 1765?  If so, she would have been about 7 years old, probably an orphan.  

Why is she not on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville?

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