APPENDICES

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

LEBERT

[luh-BEAR]

ACADIA

Jean dit Jolycoeur, son of Jean Lebert and Marie DuFay of St.-Laurent, Paris, reached Port-Royal by May 1714, when he married Jeanne, 30-year-old daughter of Vincent Breau dit Vincelotte and Marie Bourg.  Jean dit Jolycoeur and Jeanne moved to the Minas Basin in c1720.  They had eight children, including four sons who created families of their own.  Their daughters married into the Gautrot and Hébert families.  

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, born at Port-Royal in May 1716, married in c1747, probably at Minas, to a woman whose name is lost to history.

Paul, born at Port-Royal in August 1718, married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Jacques Lapierre and Marie Saulnier, probably at Rivière-aux-Canards, Minas, in c1747.

Charles, born at Port-Royal in September 1720, married Anne-Marie, daughter of Joseph Robichaud and Madeleine Dupuis, probably at Minas in c1745.

Youngest son Honoré, born probably at Minas, married probably at Minas in c1752.  His wife's name, also, has been lost to history.

In 1755, Jean dit Jolycoeur's descendants could still be found at Minas. 

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Louis Leber, probably no kin to Jean dit Jolycoeur of Paris, married Marie Lebeau in Acadia.  The records do not say where they settled, but it probably was on one of the Maritime islands--Île St.-Jean, now Prince Edward Island, or Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island.  They had at least one child, a daughter named Marie, born in greater Acadia.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Leberts sailed to Louisiana aboard four of the Seven Ships of 1785.  Some chose to settle in river communities, but most of them did not remain there:

Anne-Josèphe Lebert, age 41, husband Pierre LeBlanc, age 50, and their four children crossed on Le Bon Papa and settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the early 1790s.  

Anne-Marie Robichaux, widow of Charles Lebert, also refused to remain in France.  She took her younger son Pierre-Joseph, now a 17-year-old day laborer, to Louisiana on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  (On the ship's passenger list, Anne-Marie was called the widow Hébert and her son an Hébert, but they were Leberts.  One wonders what happened to her and Charles's older son, the second Jean-Charles, who would have been 21 years old in 1785.  If he survived childhood, he probably chose to remain in France and take his chances in the mother country.)  The majority of their fellow passengers went to upper Bayou Lafourche; if they followed them, Anne-Marie and Pierre-Joseph did not remain on the upper bayou for very long.  She died at Baton Rouge in September 1786, age 58.  Pierre-Joseph settled at Baton Rouge. 

Marie-Josèphe Lebert, age 31, husband Pierre-Janvier Guédry, also 31, their four children, and her 13-year-old orphaned nephew Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim, called Pierre, son of Pierre Lebert and Marguerite Boudrot, sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August 1785.  They settled at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District with the majority of the passengers from their ship.  Pierre-Janvier died there in September 1793.  By December 1795, Marie-Josèphe had taken her family to upper Bayou Lafourche, where she remarried to Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Amand Lejeune and widower of Bonne-Marie-Adélaïde Landry, in September 1798.  Joseph also was a refugee from France.  Nephew Pierre did not follow his aunt and his Guédry cousins to the upper Lafourche but settled instead on the western prairies, creating there the only Lebert family line that survived in the Bayou State. 

Descendants of Pierre-Joseph LEBERT (1767-?; Jean dit Jolycoeur)

Pierre-Joseph, son of Charles Lebert and Anne-Marie Robichaux, born at Plouër, France, in December 1767, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He followed her perhaps to upper Bayou Lafourche and then to Baton Rouge, where he married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadians Jean-Baptiste Dugas and Marie Grossin, in February 1794.  Marie-Josèphe also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships.  Their daughter Élise, or Lise, born at Baton Rouge, date unrecorded, married Zéphirin, son of fellow Acadians Jacques Blanchard and Modeste-Aimée Bourg, probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in March 1813.  Pierre-Joseph and Marie-Josèphe either had no sons, or none of their sons created families of their own.  Marie-Josèphe died near Baton Rouge in April 1825; she was only 51 years old.  Her burial record calls her the wife, not the widow, of Pierre Lebert, so Pierre-Joseph may still have been alive then.  If so, he would have been in his late 50s.  His daughter Lise died near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1858; she was 62 years old.  After her death, Leberts disappear from the church records of the river parishes. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Some of the Leberts who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to settle on upper Bayou Lafourche, but no new family lines developed there:

Marguerite Lebert, age 33, husband Jean-Baptiste Guédry, age 35, their three young children, and 14-year-old niece Marguerite-Marie Lebert, took the first of the Seven Ships, Le Bon Papa, which left the port of Paimboeuf, near Nantes, in May 1785 and reached New Orleans in July.  Marguerite probably died soon after reaching the colony, and Jean-Baptiste may have waited for the third ship, Le Beaumont, to reach New Orleans before choosing a place to settle.  He probably followed his older brother Joseph Guédry to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Baptiste also was dead by January 1791, when his 9-year-old son François was counted in a Lafourche valley census with the family of uncle Joseph.  By the 1800s, François Guédry, the only surviving child of Marguerite Lebert, had settled on lower Bayou Teche in the Attakapas District.  Meanwhile, Marguerite's niece Marguerite-Marie Lebert had moved to the Baton Rouge District, probably with other relatives from Le Beaumont, and married François-Marie, son of fellow Acadian Eustache Lejeune, there in January 1798.  François-Marie also was a refugee from France.

Marie-Madeleine Lebert, age 24, husband Olivier LeBlanc, age 38, and their two small children crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Marie-Madeleine was dead by November 1790, when her husband remarried at Lafourche.  

Anne, orphan daughter of Pierre Lebert and Marguerite Boudrot, age 9, came to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September 1785.  She traveled with the family of Charles Dugas and Anne Naquin, who settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

The Acadian Leberts of Louisiana are descended not from Pierre-Joseph, youngest son of Charles Lebert, but from his younger cousin, Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim, called simply Pierre, older son of Pierre Lebert the sailor and grandson of Charles's brother Paul.  

Descendants of Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim LEBERT (1772-1823; Jean dit Jolycoeur, Paul)

Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim, son of Pierre Lebert and Marguerite Boudrot, born at Plouër, near St.-Malo, France, in June 1772, was a 13-year-old orphan when he came to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships from France, with his paternal aunt, Marie-Josèphe Lebert, and her husband, Pierre-Janvier Guédry.  He followed his aunt and uncle to Baton Rouge with the majority of the passengers from their ship.  By the mid-1790s, Marie-Josèphe and Pierre-Janvier had moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, where other relatives had gone.  Pierre, now in his early 20s, did not follow his aunt and uncle to the upper Lafourche, however, but moved, instead, to the Attakapas District, west of the Atchafalaya Basin, and settled in the community of Beaubassin, on the upper Vermilion River east of Carencro, at the northern edge of the district.  He married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, probably at Beaubassin in May 1796.  Marie-Rose was a native of Nantes, France, and had crossed to Louisiana on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, with her parents and four siblings.  Marie-Rose and her family had settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, where her father died in the late 1780s.  Her mother remarried to Sébastien Benoit, a fellow Acadian exile from France.  After her mother died at Lafourche, Marie-Rose followed her stepfather and her brothers to the Opelousas District in the mid-1790s.  Sébastien Benoit took his family to the Calcasieu River country, at the far western edge of the huge Opelousas District, and was a pioneer of what is now the city of Lake Charles.  But Marie-Rose remained with husband Pierre at Beaubassin, on the upper Vermilion.  Pierre and Marie-Rose had at least 11 children, all born at Beaubassin.  Their daughters married into the Léger and Gauthier families.  Pierre died probably at his home at Beaubassin in March 1823; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 49 years old when he died.  Pierre's succession record was filed at the new Lafayette Parish courthouse in Vermilionville, south of Carencro, in June 1823.  Only two of his five sons, all born at Beaubassin, perpetuated this sole Acadian Lebert family line.

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Oldest son Pierre-Augustin, born at Attakapas in March 1797, was baptized at the home of the Widow Arceneaux in Carencro the following July, but died at age 16 months in July 1798 probably at his father's home at Beaubassin.  

2

Charles, born at Attakapas in January 1799, married Amelie, called Melite, 19-year-old daughter of Anglo American William Hayes, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1821.  Their son Pierre was born probably at Beaubassin in the late 1820s.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Berwick, and Courville families.  

Pierre married Marguerite Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of French Creole Antoine Delhomme, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1855; the priest who recorded the marriage noted that Pierre's father Charles was deceased at the time of the wedding.  Pierre and Caroline's son Antoine Charles was born near Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, in October 1856, Joseph Léonard in March 1858, Louis Duclosel in March 1861, and Désiré in September 1867.  During the War of 1861, Pierre served in Company E of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

Antoine died in Lafayette Parish in November 1864.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial noted that he was 91 years old!  He probably was only 9.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

3

Pierre-Zéphirin, born at Attakapas in June 1803, married French Creole Marie Forestier probably in the early 1820s.  Pierre-Zéphirin died by February 1824, when he was listed as deceased in the burial record of his 3-year-old daughter Carmelite.  He would have been only 20 years old at the time.  She was buried at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, still the closest church to Beaubassin.  Pierre-Zéphirin's death ended his line of the family.  

4

Jean-Louis, called Louis, born at Attakapas in May 1808, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadians Paul Thibodeaux and Marie Louise Cormier, probably at Beaubassin in July 1829; the marriage was recorded not at the church at Grand Coteau but at the newer one in Vermilionville, Lafayette Parish, south of Carencro.  A child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died a day after his birth in December 1830, Louis, fils was born probably at Beaubassin in June 1838, and Pierre Kleber in May 1848 but died at age 16 in February 1865.  Their daughters married into the Bernard and Pens families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted a single slave--a 17-year-old black male--on Jean Louis Lebert's farm in the parish's Western District.  Jean Louis died probably at Beaubassin in June 1858; he was only 51 years old.  In late June 1860, the federal census taker in Lafayette Parish counted probably the same slave--now recorded as a 24-year-old black male--on Widow Jean Louis Lebert's farm.  

During the War of 1861, Louis, fils served in Company E of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  While waiting for his regiment to be exchanged, Louis was supposed to have married Marie Denise, daughter of Alexandre Durio, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1864, but the marriage was recorded at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, instead later that same month.  Their son Pierre Kleber, called Kleber, named no doubt after his dead uncle, was born in December 1865, Jean Clet, called Clet or Clay, in February 1873 but died at age 10 in July 1883, Louis Cleopha, called Cleopha, was born in December 1876 but died at age 15 months in April 1878, Louis Chireac was born in February 1885, and Alexander Cleus in August 1886.  

Kleber died in Lafayette Parish in January 1888.  He was 22 years old and probably did not marry.  

5

Their youngest son, name unrecorded, born in September 1817, died nine days after his birth.  

Other LEBERTs on the Western Prairies

There may have been other Acadian Leberts in the Attakapas District.  If so, they somehow would have been related to Pierre Lebert and his children:

Christine Leber stood as godmother to Marie Simar at Attakapas in January 1791.  She may have been kin to the Acadian Leberts, or she may have been an Hébert.  

Augustin or Ursin Lebert married Acadian Louise Léger.  Their son Liborius was born in c1839 but died at age 4 in September 1843 and was buried at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish.  Augustin/Ursin may have been an Acadian Lebert whose birth, baptism, and marriage somehow escaped the church records, or he may have been an Hébert.  

Thomas Lebert married Edvige Xavier in either Lafayette or St. Landry Parish.  Their son James Jackson was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1857.  Thomas may have been another Acadian Lebert whose birth, baptism, and marriage also somehow escaped the church records, or he, too, may have been an Hébert.  

Marie Louise Lebert married Jean Baptiste, son of Drosin Durio of St. Martin Parish, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in February 1866, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish; Jean Baptiste's mother was a Semere.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the bride's parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

A few French-Creole and Foreign-French Lebers/Leberts also settled in Louisiana:

Geneviève Leber was married to French Creole Joseph Derouen at Attakapas in the 1770s, a decade before the Acadian Leberts reached Louisiana from France.  

In late July 1850, the federal census taker in Municipality 1, Ward 4, Orleans Parish, counted 13 slaves--11 black and 3 mulattoes, 7 males and 6 females, ranging in age from 50 years to 4 months--in the household of Widow Lebert.  

In early June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Martin Parish counted 5 slaves--all black, 3 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 45 to 28--on the farm of Jaen Lobert.  Was the slaveholder's name actually Jean Lebert, who may have been Foreign French?

Two Lebers, either French Creole or Foreign French, served in the War Between the States, both in non-front-line units.  Alexandre Leber served in the the First Division of the state militia.  Ph--Philippe?--Leber served in Company A of the Orleans Fire Regiment, a unit in Louisiana's Volunteer State Militia, which was called up during the Federal threat to New Orleans in early 1862.

CONCLUSION

A Lebert settled fairly "late" in Acadia, and his descendants did not come to Louisiana until 1785, on four of the Seven Ships from France.  Only two of the eight Leberts who came to Louisiana were males.  They both married, but only one of them, Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim, son of Pierre Lebert, had sons that created families of their own.  All of the Acadian Leberts of South Louisiana, then, are descended from Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim's sons, all born at Beaubassin, east of Carencro, in present-day Lafayette Parish. ...  

Only two Acadian Leberts, Pierre, son of Charles, and Louis, son of Jean-Louis, first cousins and grandsons of Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim Lebert, served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65.  Both survived the war.  They enlisted at the same time, in March 1862, and served in the same unit, Company E of the 26th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafayette Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1862-63.  Pierre and Louis were captured at Vicksburg in July 1863 when their commander, Lieutenant General John Pemberton, surrendered to Federal General Ulysses S. Grant.  The 26th Louisiana Infantry was paroled a few days after the surrender and its men sent home to await exchange.  Pierre had been married for six years and was the father of two sons when he and cousin Louis had enlisted.  Pierre's daughter Marie Émilie had been born in July 1862, while he was serving with his regiment.  Another daughter, Clarisse, no doubt named for Pierre's sister who had died at age 25 in December 1862, was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1864.  Cousin Louis married in late January 1864 while he and Pierre waited for word from Confederate authorities that their regiment had been exchanged.  When orders came that spring to go to Alexandria to rejoin their unit, Louis the newlywed reported for duty, but Pierre the father did not.  Louis's first child, a son, was not born until December 1865, six months after he had signed his end-of-war parole papers at Washington, north of Opelousas .  ...

Leberts can be found today in the city of Lafayette, only a few miles from where their Acadian ancestor settled near Carencro.  The majority of Leberts in South Louisiana, however, can be found in Calcasieu Parish, especially in Lake Charles, Westlake, Sulphur, and Vinton, probably descendants of Louis Ducloiselle Lebert, perhaps a grandson of Pierre Lebert of Carencro.  

Originally, the family's surname was spelled Leber, even in Louisiana, but it evolved into Lebert by the early 1800s.  The family's name also is spelled Le Ber, Lebere, Leberre.  They should not be confused, as they sometimes were, with the much more numerous Héberts.  They are also sometimes confused with the French-Canadian Levert family, who settled at St. James on the river and on Bayou Lafourche. 

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafayette, Orleans parishes; 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafayette & St. Martin parishes; Arsenault, Généalogie, 646-47; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 9; Hébert, Acadians in Exile, 281; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, 18-19, 20-21, 38-39, 48-49; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vol. 1; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, CD; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 8, 36; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 66; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 110-11; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 345, 549-52; White, DGFA-1, 981-82.

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
Anne LEBERT 01 Sep 1785 Asp born c1776, France; daughter of perhaps Pierre LEBERT & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim & Marguerite-Marie?; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 9, traveled with family of Charles DUGAS & Anne NAQUIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne HÉBERT[sic], age 11, with Anne NAQUIN widow DUGATS, her daughter Rose [GAUTREAUX], & Rose's husband Mathurin DAUNIS 
Anne-Josèphe LEBERT 02 Jul 1785 BR born c1746, probably Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Charles LEBERT & Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX; sister of Marie-Madeleine & Pierre-Joseph; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Anne-Josèphe LE BERE, age 12; at Plouër, France, 1759-72; married, age 21, Pierre, son of Victor LEBLANC & Marie AUCOIN of Grand-Pré, & brother of sister Marie-Madeleine's husband Olivier, 17 Feb1767, Plouër; 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 Anne HÉBERT[sic], with husband & 4 sons; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 38; died by September 1787, when her husband remarried probably at Baton Rouge
Marguerite LEBERT 03 Jul 1785 BR? Asp? born c1753, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Paul LEBERT & Marie-Madeleine LEPIERRE; sister of Marie-Josèphe, aunt of Marguerite-Marie & Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim LEBERT; exiled to VA 1755, age 2; deported to England 1756, age 3; repatriated from Liverpool, England, to probably Morlaix, France, 1763, age 10; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Morlaix 11 Oct 1765, age 12; at Plouër, France, 1765-72; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste, son of Claude GUIDRY & his first wife Anne LEJEUNE of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, & brother of sister Marie-Josèphe's husband Pierre-Janvier, 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 Marguerite HÉBERT[sic], with husband, 2 unnamed sons, & an unnamed orphan [probably niece Marguerite-Marie LEBERT]; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 33; may have died soon after she reached New Orleans
Marguerite-Marie LEBERT 07 Jul 1785 Asp?, BR born & baptized 19 Nov 1770, Plouër, France; daughter of Pierre LEBERT & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim, niece of Marguerite & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT; at Plouër, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, orphan with the family of uncle-in-law Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 14, an orphan, traveled with family of  Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY, who probably went to Lafourche; married, age 28, François-Marie, son of Eustache LEJEUNE & his first wife Marie CARRET of St.-Malo, France, 16 Jan 1798, Baton Rouge
Marie-Josèphe LEBERT 04 Aug 1785 BR, Asp born c1754, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Paul LEBERT & Marie-Madeleine LAPIERRE; sister of Marguerite, aunt of Marguerite-Marie & Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim; exiled to VA 1755, age 1; deported to England 1756, age 2; repatriated from Liverpool, England, probably to Morlaix, France 1763, age 9; arrived St.-Malo, France, from Morlaix 11 Oct 1765, age 11; at Plouër, France, 1765-72; married, age 19, (1)Pierre-Janvier, son of Claude GUIDRY & his first wife Anne LEJEUNE of l'Assomption, Pigiguit, 9 Feb 1773, Plouër; 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 Marie-Josèph HÉBERT[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 29[sic]; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 6 others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Josefa LEBERT, age 40, with no husband, sons Pedro [GUIDRY] age 21, Juan Pedro [GUIDRY] age 14, Josef Fermin [GUIDRY] age 11, Bélonio [GUIDRY] age 9, Josef [GUIDRY] age 7, daughters Maria Rosa [GUIDRY] age 10, & Maria [GUIDRY] age 4; married, age 44, (2)Joseph, son of Amand LEJEUNE & Anastasie LEVRON, & widower of Bonne-Marie-Adélaïde LANDRY, 5 Sep 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marie-Madeleine LEBERT 05 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 1 Jun 1761, Plouër, France; daughter of Charles LEBERT & Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX; sister of Anne-Josèphe & Pierre-Joseph; at Plouër 1761-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; married, age 20, Olivier, son of Victor LEBLANC & Marie AUCOIN of Grand-Pré, & brother of sister Anne-Josèphe's husband Pierre, 26 Jun 1781, St.-Léonard, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie-Magdeleine HÉBERT[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 23; died by Nov 1790, when her husband remarried at Lafourche
Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim LEBERT 06 Aug 1785 BR, Atk born & baptized 11 Jun 1772, Plouër, France; son of Pierre LEBERT & Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Marguerite-Marie, nephew of Marguerite & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 13, traveled with family of uncle-in-law Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with family of Pedro GUIDRI(1)[sic]?; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 24, Marie-Rose, daughter of Joseph HÉBERT & Jeanne DE LA FORESTRIE, 3 May 1796, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled Carencro; died probably Carencro 16 Mar 1823, buried the next day, age 49[sic]; succession record dated 14 Jun 1823, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Pierre-Joseph LEBERT 08 Aug 1785 Asp?, BR born & baptized 5 Dec 1767, Plouër, France; son of Charles LEBERT & Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX; brother of Anne-Josèphe & Marie-Madeleine; at Plouër 1767-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; day laborer; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 17, traveled with widowed mother; moved to Baton Rouge District; married, age 27, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUGAS & Marie GROSSIN, 11 Feb 1794, Baton Rouge

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Anne LE BERT sa [Charles DUGAT's] mineure, & lists her with the family of Charles DUGAT & Anne NAQUIN; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Anne LEBERT, sa [Charles DUGAT's] mineur, age 9, on the embarkation list, & Anne LEBERT, his [Charles DUGAT's] minor child, age 9, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 31st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with the family of Charles DUGAT & Anne NAQUIN.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45.

Who were her parents?  I have not been able to fit an Anne LEBERT with the other LEBERTs in France.  The only married Acadian LEBERT male still alive in France in 1776 was Pierre, son of Paul, who died in Mar 1778, age 30.  His wife, Marguerite BOUDREAUX, died the next month.  They had a daughter named Marie-Jeanne, born & baptized at Plouër on 29 Nov 1773, on the eve of their going to Poitou.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 552, Family No. 623, which says that Marie-Jeanne was the goddaughter of Jean LEBERT & Marguerite RICHARD; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 111, Family No. 205, which, when detailing the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, calls Marie-Jeanne Marie, not Anne.  So, is Anne Pierre's daughter Marie-Jeanne?  It seems like a stretch.  If she is not, maybe the Spanish census taker at Lafourche in 1788 was right--she is an HÉBERT, not a LEBERT.  

02.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Anne-Josèphe LEBERT, & lists her with her husband & 4 sons; Arsenault, Généalogie, 647, calls her Anne-Josèphe LEBERT, says she was born in 1749 but gives no birthplace, & details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, which shows that her husband was the brother of her sister Anne-Josèphe's husband Pierre LEBLANC; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 36, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she was the only child of her parents to survive the crossing, that her parents also survived, but brothers Michel, age 9, & Jean-Charles, age 3, died at sea, & sister Marie, age 9, died probably at St.-Malo 10 Jun 1759, no doubt from the rigors of the voyage; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 549-51, Family No. 621, calls her Anne-Joseph LEBERT, says she was born c1746 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage but does not give her husband's parents' names, says she, her parents, & sister Marie disembarked at St.-Malo on 23 Jan 1759 aboard one of the Five Ships from Acadia, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls her Anne-Josèphe LEBERT, sa [Pre LEBLANC's] femme, age 38, on the embarkation list, Ana Josef LEBERT, su [Pedro LEBLANC's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Anne-Josèphe LEBERT, his [Pierre LEBLANC's] wife, age 38, on the complete listing, says she was in the 27th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & 4 sons, details her marriage but does not give her or her husband's parents' names, & says her son Victor-Charles LEBLANC was baptized in 1776 but gives no place of baptism.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 495. 

The sources cited above show that she was a LEBERT, not an HÉBERT, despite the Sep 1784 Spanish report at Nantes.

Her estimated birth year is based not on the ages in the LA censuses in which she is found but on the earliesr list on which she is found, the passenger list of one of the Five Ships of 1758-59 & the passenger list of Le Bon Papa.   

03.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Margueritte HÉBERT[sic], & lists her with her husband, 3 children, & a mineure au dit; White, DGFA-1, 982, her father's profile, shows him traveling from Liverpool, England, to France in 1763 when he was 45, & says he died at La Metairie Pommeroy, Plouër, France, 22 Oct 1770, age 52, & was buried at Plouër the next day; Arsenault, Généalogie, 647, calls her Marguerite LEBERT, says she was born in 1751 but gives no birthplace, details her marriage, calls her husband Jean GUÉDRY, gives his parents' names & says they were from Cobeguit; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 551-52, Family No. 622, calls her Marguerite LEBERT, says she was born c1753 in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie, which was Rivière-aux-Canards, gives her parents' names, says her father was born c1718 but gives no birthplace, that he died 22 Oct 1770 at La Mettrie Paumerais, age about 52, & buried 23 Oct 1770 at Plouër, that her mother was born c1725 but gives no birthplace, that her parents married c1747 but gives no place of marriage, details her marriage but does not give her husband's parents' names, says she, her widowed father, brothers Pierre, Jean-Baptiste, & Joachim, & sister Marie-Josèphe arrived at St.-Malo from Morlaix on 11 Oct 1765, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1765-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 46, Family No. 90, calls her Marguerite LEBERT, says she was born c1753 "in the parish of St. Joseph in Acadie," which was Rivières-aux-Canards, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, says her husband was born c1750 "in the parish of L'Assomption in Acadie," which was Pigiguit, not Cobeguit, provides the birth/baptismal record of daughter Marie-Jeanne GUÉDRY, baptized 31 Jan 1775, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, Vienne, goddaughter of Jean LEJEUNE & Marguerite BOUDROT, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 74-75, Family No. 140, calls her Marguerite LEBERT, says she was born c1752 but gives no birthplace, details her marriage but does not gives her husband's parents' names, provides the birth/baptismal records of son Pierre-Jean-Marie GUÉDRY, baptized 21 Nov 1776, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, daughter Louise-Geneviève GUÉDRY, baptized 28 Jan 1779, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & daughter Marguerite-Félicité GUÉDRY, baptized 26 Feb 1785, St.-Martin, Chantenay, details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as it voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls her Margueritte HÉBERT[sic], sa [Jean-Bte GUÉDRY's] femme, age 33, on the embarkation list, Margarita HÉBERT[sic], su [Juan Bautista GUÉDRY's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite LEBERT, his [Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY's] wife, age 33, on the complete listings, says she was in the 28th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband, 3 children, & a mineur au dit, details her marriage, & says that son Pierre-Jean-Marie [GUÉDRY] was baptized in 1776 but gives no place of baptism, & daughter Marguerite-Félicité [GUÉDRY] was baptized in 1785 but gives no place of baptism.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.  

If she & her husband were in the Poitou region in 1773-75, why did they marry at Plouër, near St.-Malo, dozens of miles away, in Jan 1774?  Does this mean that they did not go to Poitou until 1774?

Why is she not with her husband, 3 children, & an orphan on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont?  Did she cross on Le Bon Papa, the first ship, with the rest of her family & die soon after they reached New Orleans, compelling her husband to wait for relatives on the third ship, Le Beaumont?  She does not appear on any LA censuses, so she must have died soon after she reached the colony.  Her husband probably took their children & niece to upper Lafourche & died soon after.  Son François GUIDRY appears in the Lafourche valley census of 1791 with uncle Joseph GUIDRY, but none of his siblings appear on any LA censuses.  

04.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, & lists her with her husband, 4 children, & a nephew; White, DGFA-1, 982, her father's profile, shows him traveling from Liverpool, England, to France in 1763 when he was 45, & says he died at La Metairie Pommeroy, Plouër, France, 22 Oct 1770, age 52, & was buried at Plouër the next day; Arsenault, Généalogie, 647, calls her Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, says she was born in 1754 but gives no birthplace, details her first marriage, including her husband's parents' names, & says they were from Cobeguit; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 551-52, Family No. 622, calls her Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, says she was born c1754 in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie, which was Rivière-aux-Canards, gives her parents' names, says her father was born c1718 but gives no birthplace, that he died 22 Oct 1770 at La Mettrie Paumerais, age about 52, & buried 23 Oct 1770 at Plouër, that her mother was born c1725 but gives no birthplace, that her parents married c1747 but gives no place of marriage, details her marriage but does not give her husband's parents' names, says she, her widowed father, brothers Pierre, Jean-Baptiste, & Joachim, & sister Marguerite arrived at St.-Malo from Morlaix on 11 Oct 1765, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1765-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 47, Family No. 92, calls her Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, says she was born c1754 "in the parish of St. Joseph in Acadie," which was Rivière-aux-Canards, Minas, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, including her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Pierre GUÉDRY, baptized 21 Oct 1774, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, Vienne, 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 her Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, says she was born c1755 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, details her first marriage but does not include her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Charles GUÉDRY, baptized 21 Oct 1776, St.-Donatien, Nantes, died age 6 1/2 & buried 16 Mar 1783, St.-Martin, Chantenay, daughter Marie-Rose GUÉDRY, baptized 19 Apr 1779, St.-Donatien, Nantes, son Jean-Pierre GUÉDRY, baptized 22 Jul 1781, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & son Joseph-Firmin GUÉDRY, 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 her Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, sa [Pierre GUÉDRY's] femme, age 29, on the embarkation list, Maria Josef LEBERT, su [Pedro GUÉDRY's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, his [Pierre GUÉDRY's] wife, age 29, 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 husband, 4 children, & a nephew, details her first marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says son Pierre [GUÉDRY] was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:458, 495-96 (ASM-2, 36), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria Josefa LEBERT, widow of Pedro Januario GUÉDRY, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says both sets of parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Marie LEVRON & Ambroise HÉBERT.

05.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie LEBERT, & lists her with her husband & 2 children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 647, calls her Marie-Madeleine LEBERT, says she was born in 1761 but gives no birthplace, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, which shows that her husband was the brother of her sister Anne-Josèphe's husband Pierre LEBLANC; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 549-51, Family No. 621, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Madeleine LEBERT, gives her parents' names, says her father was born c1720 but gives no birthplace, that her mother was born c1728, but gives no birthplace, that her parents were married c1745 but gives no place of marriage, says her godparents were Charles ROBICHAUX & Madeleine DUPUIS, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 66, Family No. 133, calls her Marie-Madeleine [LEBERT], says her father was born c1720 but gives no birthplace, that he died age 55 & was buried 13 Aug 1775 at Archigny, that her mother was born c1728 but gives no birthplace, that her parents married c1745 but gives no place of marriage, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, mentioning 2 brothers, Jean-Charles & Pierre-Joseph, & a sister, Marie-Josèphe (but this is probably a typo since Robichaux says that there were only 3 children) who also were in the convoy from Poitou with her & her widowed mother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 110, Family No. 204, calls her Marie-Madeleine LEBERT, says her father was born in 1720 but gives no birthplace, death date, or burial place, that her mother was born c1728 but gives no birthplace, says her parents were married c1746 but gives no place of marriage, details her baptism but does not give her godparents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, & details her father's family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, mentioning 2 bothers, Jean-Charles & Pierre-Joseph, who also were in the convoy from Poitou with her & her widowed mother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 118, Family No. 217, calls her Marie-Madeleine LEBERT, details her baptism, including her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, says she was "resident of the Parish of Saint-Léonard of Nantes" at the time of her marriage, includes the birth/baptismal records of daughter Marie-Anne LEBLANC, baptized 3 May 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Pierre-Olivier LEBLANC, baptized 17 Apr 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls her Marie LEBERT, sa [Olivier LEBLANC's] femme, age 23, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie LEBERT, his [Olivier LEBLANC's] wife, age 23, on the complete listing, says she was in the 40th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 2 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says son Pierre-Olivier [LEBLANC] was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493.

06.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Pierre LEBERT neveu de la dite [nephew of the above Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, wife of Pierre GUÉDRY], & lists him with his uncle-in-law, aunt, & 4 cousins; Arsenault, Généalogie, 647, his father's profile in the Port-Royal section, calls him Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim [LEBERT], says he was born in 1772 but gives no birthplace, says his father was Pierre LEBERT, born in 1748 but gives no birthplace, that his father's parents were Paul LEBERT & Madeleine LAPIERRE, says his parents were married 6 Feb 1770 at Plouër, France, says his mother was Marguerite BOUDROT, that her parents were Michel BOUDROT & Claire COMEAU, était originaires de Grand Pré, paroisse Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-aux-Canards, & says his siblings were sisters Marguerite-Marie, born 1770, & Marie-Jeanne, born 1773, no birthplaces given; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 552, Family No. 623, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim LEBERT, says his father, Pierre LEBERT, was born c1748 in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie, which was Rivière-aux-Canards, son of Paul LEBERT & Madeleine LA PIERRE, that he died on 23 Mar 1778, age about 30, at La Gour Bannien, that his mother, Marguerite BOUDROT, was born c1745 in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie, daughter of Michel BOUDROT & Claire COMMAUX, that his parents were married on 6 Feb 1770 at Plouër, that his godparents were Jean BONNIEX & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1765-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 111, Family No. 205, calls him Pierre [LEBERT], says his father was Pierre LEBERT, born c1748, a seaman, son of Paul LEBERT but does not gives his father's mother's name, says his father married his mother, Marguerite BOUDROT, c1769 but gives no place of marriage, that his mother died at age 34 years & was buried 16 Apr 1778 at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, provides the birth/baptismal record of brother Joseph LEBERT, baptized 30 Mar 1778, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, mentioning 2 sisters, Marguerite & Marie, who also were in the convoy from Poitou with him & his parents; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 38-39, calls him Pierre LEBERT, neveu de la dite [Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, sa femme Pierre GUÉDRY] age 13, on the embarkation list, Pedro LEBERT, su [Maria Josef LEBERT, su muger Pedro GUÉDRY], on the debarkation list, & Pierre LEBERT, nephew of the above [Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, wife of Pierre GUÉDRY], age 13, 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 uncle-in-law, aunt, & 4 cousins; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:414-15, 496, the record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre LEBER of Plouere, St. Malo, France, says his parents were Pierre LEBERT & Marguerite BOUDRO, all of Acadia, says his wife was from St. Similien, Nantes in France, gives his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Sébastien BENOIT, Jean MOUTON, sobrino [nephew], Paul SAVOY, & Charles HÉBERT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:581-82 (GC Ch.: v.1, p.9, #75), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre LEBERT, born in the city of St. Malau [St. Malo], France, presently inhabitant of this parish of Grand Coteau, but does not give his parents' names or the name of his wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:581 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#9), his succession record, calls him Pierre LEBERT, wid. is Marie HÉBERT, but does not give his parents' names.

He should not be confused with his cousin Pierre-Joseph LEBERT, son of Charles LEBERT & Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX, who settled at Baton Rouge.

07.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Margueritte [no surname given] mineure au dit, & lists her with the family of Jean-Baptiste GUEDRY; Arsenault, Généalogie, 647, her father's profile in the Port-Royal section, calls her Marguerite-Marie [LEBERT], says she was born in 1770 but gives no birthplace, says her father was Pierre LEBERT, born in 1748 but gives no birthplace, that her father's parents were Paul LEBERT & Madeleine LAPIERRE, that her parents were married 6 Feb 1770 at Plouër, France, that her mother was Marguerite BOUDROT, that her mother's parents were Michel BOUDROT & Claire COMEAU, était originaires de Grand Pré, paroisse St.-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-aux-Canards, & says her siblings were brother Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim, born 1772, & Marie-Jeanne, born 1773, no birthplaces given; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 552, Family No. 623, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Marie LEBERT, says her father, Pierre LEBERT, was born c1748 in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie, which was Rivière-aux-Canards, son of Paul LEBERT & Madeleine LA PIERRE, that he died on 23 Mar 1778, age about 30, at La Gour Bannien, that her mother, Marguerite BOUDROT, was born c1745 in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie, daughter of Michel BOUDROT & Claire COMMAUX, that her parents were married on 6 Feb 1770 at Plouër, that her godparents were Claude AUCOIN & Marguerite LEBERT, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1765-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 111, Family No. 205, calls her Marguerite [LEBERT], says her father was Pierre LEBERT, born c1748, a seaman, son of Paul LEBERT but does not gives her father's mother's name, says her father married her mother, Marguerite BOUDROT, c1769 but gives no place of marriage, that her mother died age 34 years & was buried 16 Apr 1778 at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, provides the birth/baptismal record of brother Joseph LEBERT, baptized 30 Mar 1778, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, mentioning a brother & sister, Pierre & Marie, who also were in the convoy from Poitou with her & her parents; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls her Margueritte [no surname given], mineur au dit [Jean-Bte GUÉDRY], age 14, on the embarkation list, Margarita, hija [daughter] de GUÉDRY, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite GUÉDRY, dgtr. of GUÉDRY, age 14, on the complete listing, & says that she was in the 28th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with the family of Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, does not include her on the embarkation list, calls her Margarita, huerfana e hija del ocho, on the debarkation list, & Marguerite GUÉDRY, an orphan, girl at age 8, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 51st Family aboard Le Beaumont with Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY & 3 of his children, & that they were from the ship Bon Papa; BRDR, 2:458, 495 (SJO-3, 19), her marriage record, calls her Margarita Maria LEBERE, says her parents were Pedro LEBERE & Margarita BOUDRAU of San Malo, gives her husband's parents' names, says they also were from San Malo, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Bautista LEJEUNE & Pedro LEBERE (her brother).  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.

Despite what the Spanish official recorded on the debarkation list of Le Bon Papa, the 14-year-old mineur who came to LA with the family of Jean-Baptiste GUÉDRY was not his daughter but his niece.  She was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste's wife Marguerite LEBERT's brother Pierre, & this should be noted on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville.  The debarkation list of Le Beaumont does not give a surname for her either & says she was an orphan, not the daughter of Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY.  Note that her aunt, Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY's wife Marguerite LEBERT, does not appear on the debarkation list of Le Beaumont with the rest of the family, so she may have died soon after Le Bon Papa reached New Orleans in July 1785.  Uncle Jean-Baptiste GUIDRY then likely waited for relatives to arrive aboard the third ship, Le Beaumont, & followed one of his brothers, Joseph, to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Jean-Baptiste's son François appears in the census of 1791 with Joseph GUIDRY's family.  Since Marguerite-Marie LEBERT married in Baton Rouge, she may have hooked up with other relatives from Le Beaumont--perhaps Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY & his wife Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, also her aunt, with whom Marguerite-Marie's brother Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim had traveled.  Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY took his family & nephew Pierre LEBERT to Baton Rouge with the majority of the passengers from Le Beaumont.  Pierre LEBERT followed uncle Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY's family to the Lafourche valley in the mid-1790s, but sister Marguerite-Marie did not.  She remained at Baton Rouge & married.  Or so it seems.

08.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls him Pierre-Joseph [HÉBERT], & lists him with his widowed mother; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 549-51, Family No. 621, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Joseph LEBERT, gives his parents' names, says his father was born c1720 but gives no birthplace, that his mother was born c1728, but gives no birthplace, that his parents were married c1745 but gives no place of marriage, says his godparents were Pierre LEBLANC & Marie LEBERT, & that his family resided at Plouër from 1759-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls him Pierre-Joseph, son [Veuve HÉBERT's] fils, journalier, age 17, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Pierre-Joseph HÉBERT, day laborer, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 35th Family aboard La Bergère with his widowed mother; BRDR, 2:258, 458 (SJO-3, 4), his marriage record, calls him Pedro LEBERT, says his parents were Carlos LEBERT & Anne ROBICHAUT of Blevoir (Plouër) in France, gives his wife's parents' names & says they were from St. Nogat in France, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef BAHAMONDE & Juan Bautista DUGAT.

Did he & his widowed mother follow the majority of the passengers from their ship to upper Bayou Lafourche & then move to Baton Rouge, or did they go from New Orleans directly to Baton Rouge, where other LEBERTs settled? 

He should not be confused with his second cousin Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Joachim LEBERT, called Pierre, son of Pierre LEBERT & Marguerite BOUDREAUX, who settled in the Attakapas District.

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