APPENDICES

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

LEGENDRE

[luh-JHON-druh, luh-JHOND]

ACADIA

Antoine dit Bélair, son of Pierre Legendre and Susanne Graindorge, born at La Rochelle, France, in January 1668, married Anne, daughter of François Guyon dit Després, at Beauport, Québec, in April 1690.  Antoine was a sergeant in the company of Bouraillan stationed in Québec before he was promoted to ensign of infantry.  He and Anne had four children, two sons and two daughters.  One of their daughters married into the Bonfils family.  Antoine returned to his native La Rochelle, where he died in June 1698.  Anne remarried to widower Jean Chevalier at Québec in July 1710 and died at Louisbourg, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in August 1744, in her late 70s. 

Older son Antoine, born at Beauport in November 1691, evidently never married.  

Younger son Pierre dit Bélair, born at Québec in September 1693, married Marie-Anne, daughter of Gaspard Zemard, at the French fortress of Louisbourg in January 1738.  

No member of this family emigrated to Louisiana.

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François, son of Mathurin Legendre and Marie Morel of Maillard (some sources say St.-Malo), France, probably no kin to Antoine dit Bélair, came to Louisbourg, Île Royale, probably in the 1740s and worked as a pécheur en chaloupe, or fisherman, there.  He married Marguerite, daughter of Acadians Antoine Labauve and Catherine Lejeune of Grand-Pré, at Louisbourg in April 1750.  Soon after their marriage, they moved to Havre-St.-Pierre, Île St.-Jean, where a French official counted them with 18-month-old daughter Henriette in August 1752.  Marguerite gave François at least two more children on the island:  Jean-François, born in c1754; and Anastasie-Angélique in c1757. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

In May 1785, Marguerite Labauve, age 55, widow of François Legendre, and four of her surviving children left Paimboeuf, downriver from Nantes, aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  After a short stay in the city, the family followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge: 

Jean Baptiste Legendre, age 25, a carpenter, crossed with his wife of two years, Frenchwoman Marie-Rose LeTullier, age 20, whose mother was Acadian, and infant daughter Rose.  They had a son in Louisiana. 

Henriette Legendre, age 32, crossed with husband Daniel Benoit, age 36, and their 7-year-old daughter.  Henriette died a widow near Baton Rouge in February 1798, age 46.  

Louis-Joseph Legendre, age 22, and Yves-François Legendre, age 17, were still bachelors when they crossed.  They married in Louisiana. 

The Acadian Legendres of South Louisiana are descended from one, perhaps two, of Marguerite Labauve's sons:  

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste LEGENDRE (1760-?)

Jean-Baptiste, eldest son of François Legendre and Marguerite Labauve of Île St.-Jean, born at Meillac, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1760, married Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of Frenchman René LeTullier of Normandy, France, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, in September 1783.  Marie-Rose was a native of Cherbourg, where her father was from, but her mother was a Renaud from Île St.-Jean.  Jean-Baptiste, Rose, and their infant daughter followed Jean-Baptiste's widowed mother, brothers, and married sister to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, and settled at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District north of Bayou Manchac.  They had more children in Louisiana, including a son.  Their daughters married into the Clément (French Creole, not Acadian) and Grenier families.  Jean-Baptiste seems to have had only one son, who may or may not have married.  

Jean, born at Manchac in December 1790, may have died young, unless he was the Jean Michel, called Michel, Legendre who married Jeanette, Jeanifer, or Jeanne Élisabeth Cevallo or Sevallo.  If so, their son Dominique was born near Baton Rouge in August 1839.  Their daughter married into the Clifton family. 

During the War of 1861, Dominique served in Company F of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in West Baton Rouge Parish, which fought in Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.  However, Dominique's service in the unit was short and ... dishonorable.  He married Amelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Comeaux, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1864, a year after he had deserted his unit at Jackson, Mississippi, in July 1863; this was the second, and perhaps the final, time he had deserted his regiment.  One wonders what he did for the rest of the war and what his former comrades thought of him after the war ended. 

Descendants of Louis-Joseph LEGENDRE (1762-?)

Louis-Joseph, second son of François Legendre and Marguerite Labauve of Île St.-Jean, born at Châteauneuf, France, near St.-Malo, in July 1762, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother, brothers, and married sister, aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He married first cousin Adélaïde, daughter of his uncle Antoine Labauve, at St.-Jacques in December 1785, and again at New Orleans in January 1792.  Adélaïde had been born at St.-Jacques in the early 1770s and was a sister of Louis-Joseph's brother Yves-François's wife Marie-Ludivine.  They settled at New Orleans before joining their kin in the Baton Rouge area in the early 1800s.  Their daughter married into the L'Amie family.  Only one of Louis-Joseph's four sons seems to have married, and that line died out early.  

1

Oldest son Louis, born probably at New Orleans in c1791, died near Baton Rouge in August 1813.  He was only 22 years old and did not marry.  

2

Raphaël-Jean-Baptiste, born at New Orleans in August 1794, died near Baton Rouge in October 1845.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Raphaël died at "age ca. 55 years," but he was only 51.  He probably did not marry.  

3

Célestin, born at New Orleans in August 1796, married Madeleine Estelle, called Estelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Breaux of Fausse Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1818.  One wonders how a boy from New Orleans hooked up with a girl from the old Attakapas District.  They joined his cousins on the river.  Their son Charles Célestin was born near Baton Rouge in March 1819 but died at age 8 in November 1827.  Célestin died near Baton Rouge in October 1823; he was only 27 years old.  His only son did not survive childhood, so this line of the family, except for its blood, died with him.  

4

Youngest son Joseph died at New Orleans as a "very young child" in August 1800.  

Descendants of Yves-François LEGENDRE (1767-1834?)

Yves-François, called François, third son of François Legendre and Marguerite Labauve of Île St.-Jean, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in April 1767, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother, brothers, and married sister, aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He married first cousin Marie-Divine or -Ludivine, daughter of his uncle Antoine Labauve, at St.-Jacques in January 1791.  They remained at St.-Jacques for a few years and then moved upriver to the Baton Rouge area and settled in present-day West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Charotte, Dalcourt, and Dumond families.  Yves François may have died near Baton Rouge in April 1834; he would have been 67 years old that year.  The age of "Ivon" Legendre in the Baton Rouge church register, who was buried on 27 April 1834, is illegible, and the recording priest did not bother to list Ivon's parents' names or mention a wife.  Most of his sons married and created families of their own.   

1

Oldest son Félix, born at St.-Jacques in November 1792, may have died young.  

2

François-Jean, also called Jean-Baptiste, born near Baton Rouge in April 1797, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Firmin Arbour, probably at Baton Rouge by the mid-1810s.  They had a son named Joseph

Joseph married cousin Corinne, also called Pauline, daughter of Acadian Michel Gaudin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in August 1858; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Baton Rouge in August 1860, Louis in July 1864 but may have died at age 1 1/2 in March 1866, Jean Baptiste was born in March 1867, and Augustin Ives near Convent in October 1870. 

3

François, fils, also called Joseph, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 5 months, in November 1801, married Josephine, daughter of Jean Baptiste Altazin, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1828; Josephine's mother was an Arbour.  Their son Wilfred was born near Baton Rouge in May 1829, and Adolphe in November 1831.

4

Louis, baptized at Baton Rouge, age 4 months, in June 1802, died a week after his baptism.  

5

Maurice, born at Baton Rouge in August 1805, married Léonise, daughter of Gaspard Tilano, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1826.  Their son Leufroi was born near Baton Rouge in January 1836.  Their daughters married into the Bouché and Lockwood families.  Maurice remarried to Céleste or Célestine Laffiton.  Their son Carlos Maurice was born near Baton Rouge in June 1858, and Cajetan in September 1867, when his father was in his early 60s.

Leufroi, by his father's first wife, died near Baton Rouge in May 1866.  He was 30 years and probably did not marry. 

6

Youngest son Lucien, born near Baton Rouge in November 1816, married Anglo American Louise Jeanne Webb probably at Baton Rouge in the late 1830s or early 1840s, and remarried to Eugénie Amelina, called Amelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Comeaux, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1850.  Their son Lucien Aurelius was born near Baton Rouge in February 1852, Andrew Herron in January 1858, and Charles Jefferson Davis in July 1861. 

Other LEGENDREs on the River

Area church records make it difficult to link some Legendres in the Baton Rouge area with known Acadian lines of the family there:

Hippolyte Legendre died near Baton Rouge in May 1830.  He was only 27 years old.  The priest who recorded Hippolyte's burial did not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  Which one of the Acadian Legendres was his father?

Zenon Legendre married Melvina Daigle.  Their son Joseph Ursin was baptized at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, age unrecorded, in August 1838.  Was Zenon the same person as Félix, oldest son of Yves-François?

Mme. Legendre died at Baton Rouge in October 1840.  The priest who recorded her burial did not bother to tell anything more about her, so one wonders which Madame Legendre this was. 

Joseph Legendre married Élisabeth Broussard and settled near Baton Rouge by the early 1850s.  How was he kin to the Acadian Legendres there?

Edmond Legendre died at Baton Rouge in either April or May 1866.  The priest who recorded his burial said nothing more about Edmond, including his age at the time of his death. 

Donatien Legendre married Mirza Landry.  Their son George was born near Baton Rouge in September 1870. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Not all of the Legendres of South Louisiana were Acadians.  Most of them, in fact, were not.  Lengendres, who would have been called Foreign Frenchmen by native Louisianians, came to the Bayou State from France and the Caribbean Basin during the antebellum period:

A Legendre, probably a Foreign Frenchman, settled on upper Bayou Lafourche by 1810.  Area church and civil records do not link him to the Acadian members of the family at Baton Rouge.  By the late antebellum period, this family greatly outnumbered their Acadian namesakes on the river:

Descendants of François LEGENDRE, fils (?-1847)

François, fils, son of François Legendre and Françoise Menoux of Chantenay, Nantes, France, married Henriette Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of Acadian Basile Marie Richard, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1810.  They lived in New Orleans before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Lagarde, Ledet, and Rivière families.  François died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1847; the Thibodeaux priest who recorded his burial did not bother to give François's age at the time of his death; a petition for François's succession inventory was filed at the Thibodeaux courthouse in December.  Most of his many sons created families of their own and settled in Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  Understandably, many of François's descendants married Acadians. 

1

Oldest son Pierre François, born in Assumption Parish in April 1811, was still alive and in his mid-30s when he was listed in his father's succession record in December 1847.  He died in Lafourche Parish in April 1869.  He was 58 years old and probably did not marry. 

2

Auguste or Augustin, born in Assumption Parish in August 1812, married Adeline Basilice, 17-year-old daughter of Acadian Louis Dantin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1834.  They settled in Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes.  Their son Louis Augustave was born in February 1840, Charles Ulysse le jeune, called Ulysse, in January 1842, Émile Auguste or François Émile in September 1852 but died at age 3 in September 1855, Joseph was born in June 1854, and Evariste Ernest in May 1857.  They also had a son named Mathieu Augustin, called M. Augustin and Augustin.  Their daughters married into the Aycock and Gautreaux families.

2a

Mathieu Augustin married Mathilde, daughter of Acadian Florestal Dugas, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1858.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche and Assumption parishes.  Their son Vildrid Augustin was born in December 1860 but died at age 2 1/2 in April 1863, Albert Félix was born in May 1864, and Hamilcar Augustin in July 1866. 

2b

During the War of 1861, C. U., as he was called in Confederate records, served as a bugler in the St. Mary Cannoneers, later dubbed the 1st Battery Louisiana Light Artillery, a front-line unit raised in St. Mary Parish that fought in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.  Charles Ulysse married Letitia, daughter of Acadian Euphémon Boudreaux, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1868; the marriage also was recorded in Lafourche Parish.  Their son Charly Augustave was born near Chacahoula in January 1869, and Henri Luc in April 1870. 

3

Jean Adolphe, called Adolphe, born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish, married Adélaïde or Adeline Céleste or Célesie, daughter of French Creole Antoine Ledet, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1836.  Their son Adolphe Norbert or Norbert Adolphe was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1844, Joseph in November 1848, François Alexis, called Alexis, in November 1850, Joseph Antoine, called Antoine, in November 1852, and Joseph Abdon, called Abdon, posthumously in November 1854.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Gaubert, Lenain, and Pitre families.  Jean Adolphe died in Terrebonne Parish in August 1854, age unrecorded; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Houma courthouse in May 1855. 

3a

Adolphe Norbert married Edmire, daughter of Acadian Jean Pierre Doucet, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1866.

3b

Alexis may have married Marie Bourgeois in Lafourche Parish in the late 1860s. 

4

Victor, born in Lafourche Interior Parish, married Adélaïde or Adèle, daughter of French Creole Guillaume Joseph Gaubert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1839; Adélaïde's mother was a Rassicot.  Their son Victor, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1840, Joseph Alfred in March 1843 but died at age 11 in August 1854, Augustin Adrien was born in March 1847, Julien in December 1850, and François Augustave in January 1857.  Their daughters married into the Rodrigue family.  One of his sons settled south of the river in St. James Parish. 

4a

Victor, fils married Adolphine, daughter of Acadian Jean Baptiste Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1861, and remarried to Agathe, daughter of German Creole Georges Trosclair, at the Thibodaux church in January 1866.  Their son Joseph was born near Vacherie, St. James Parish, in October 1866, and Noël Adrien in Lafourche Parish in December 1870. 

4b

Augustin married Dolsina or Folsina, daughter of Alphonse Borne, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in September 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Vacherie church, St. James Parish, in October. 

5

François Hippolyte, perhaps a twin, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1820, married Marguerite, daughter of Acadian Auguste Bertrand, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1850.  Their son Émile Hippolyte was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1859, and François Marie in August 1861.  François H., also called Frank, remarried to Léonide, daughter of Acadian Noël Aucoin, at the Thibodaux church in October 1867.  Their son Jules was born in Lafourche Parish in July 1868.

6

Charles, perhaps François Hippolyte's twin, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1836.  The priest who recorded his burial gave Charles's parents' names and said he died "at age 16 yrs."

7

Ypaliere, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March or April 1822, died at age 5 years, 4 months, in August 1827.  

8

Jacques Hyacinthe, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1823, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1846.  He was only 23 years old and did not marry.   

9

Charles Ulysse, called Ulysse, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1825, married Irma, daughter of Acadian Louis Gaudet le jeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1847.  Their son Charles Ulysse, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1850 but died at age 1 1/2 in December 1851, François Arthur was born in November 1852, Joseph Albert in April 1862, and Louis Léonard in June 1864. 

10

Florien Joseph or Joseph Florestan, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1829, married Rose Célestine, called Célestine, daughter of French Creole Joseph Jérôme Riviere, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1850; Rose's mother was a Guillot.  Their son Joseph Octave was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1852, Émile Joseph in April 1858, Joseph Oscar in February 1860, François Philippe in March 1864, and Joseph Amilcar in February 1866. 

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Youngest son Jules Armand, called Armand, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1833, married Marguerite Adela, called Adela, daughter of Acadian Eugène Babin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1855.  Their son Félicien Jules was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1860, Pierre Eugène Edgar near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1865, and Grégoire Klebert in Lafourche Parish in May 1870. 

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Other Legendres, probably Foreign French, appeared in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, along the Acadian Coast, and at New Orleans and Pointe Coupee during the antebellum period:

Louis Legendre, described by the priest who recorded his burial as "an immigrant," died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in December 1812.  The priest said that Louis "the immigrant" was 66 years old when he died, which gives him an estimated birth year of c1746.  Sadly, the priest did not record the "immigrant's" birthplace, his parents' names, or mention a wife.  

Georges Legendre, a 19-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Jérôme out of Bordeaux, France, in February 1821. 

A. Legendre, a 30-year-old blacksmith from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Express out of Santiago de Cuba in February 1829. 

François Ernest Legendre, "a native of Bordeau[sic]," died in Ascension Parish in March 1842.  He was only 45 years old.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial did not name François Ernest's parents or mention a wife. 

Pierre Émile, called Émile, son of Louis George Legendre and Charlotte Émelie Derbigy of New Orleans, married Louise Anaïs, daughter of French Creole Joseph Séraphin Armant, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in November 1845.  Was Pierre Émile a son of "immigrant" Louis Legendre?  Two of his children, name and gender unrecorded, died in St. James Parish in August 1852. 

Jean Baptiste Legendre married Marianne Legendre.  Their son Joseph Onésippe was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1846.  Was Jean Baptiste yet another son of François Legendre of Nantes?

Berthile, probably Bathilde, Legendre, "spouse" of V. [Isidore Victor] Letulle, died near Convent, St. James Parish, in August 1852. 

Coralie Legendre gave birth to son Georges Levienston in Terrebonne Parish in April 1862.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name. 

CONCLUSION

François Legendre, progenitor of the Acadian family in Louisiana, settled late in Acadia, and his descendants came "late" to Louisiana.  In fact, if the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to its colony on the lower Mississippi, there probably would be no Legendres in the Bayou State today, at least none with Acadian ancestry.  In July 1785, Marguerite Labauve, François Legendre's widow, came to Louisiana with a married daughter and three sons--one married, the others still bachelors--and settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  The middle son married and lived in New Orleans before joining his brothers at Baton Rouge.  François Legendre's descendants remained in the Baton Rouge area.

Meanwhile, during the antebellum period, Foreign French Legendres settled in predominantly-Acadian communities in South Louisiana as well as at New Orleans and Pointe Coupee.  François Legendre of Chantenay near Nantes, France, probably not kin to the Acadian Legendres of Baton Rouge, came to Louisiana by 1810, married a Richard, and settled on Bayou Lafourche, where he and his wife had many children, including at least 10 sons.  As a result, by the late antebellum period, the Lafourche valley Legendres greatly outnumbered their Acadian namesakes along the river.  In the 1840s, a native of New Orleans started a family in St. James Parish on the old Acadian Coast.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Gendre, Jandre, LeChandre, Legandre, Legendra, Lejeandre, Lejendre, Leseandre, Lexandre, Logendre.

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2125; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:331; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:133; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 262, 295; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 2-A; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; NOAR, vols. 5, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 181; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 582-83; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 123-24; White, DGFA-1, 1040-41.

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
Henriette LEGENDRE 01 Jul 1785 BR born c1750, probably Havre-St.-Pierre, Île St.-Jean; daughter of François LEGENDRE & Marguerite LABAUVE; sister of Jean-Baptiste, Louis-Joseph, & Yves-François; at Havre-St.-Pierre, Aug 1752, age 18 months; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo-France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 8; at Meillac, France, 1759-60; at Châteauneuf, France, 1760-65; at St.-Servan, France, 1765-69; married, age 17, Daniel, son of Claude BENOIT & Élisabeth THÉRIOT, 9 Feb 1768, St.-Servan; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 32[sic]; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 1 unnamed child; died [buried] Baton Rouge 17 Feb 1798, age 46
Jean-Baptiste LEGENDRE 02 Jul 1785 BR born & baptized 8 Jan 1760, Meillac, France; son of François LEGENDRE & Marguerite LABAUVE; brother of Henriette, Louis-Joseph, & Yves-François; at Châteauneuf, France, 1760-65; at St.-Servan, France, 1765-69; at Châteauneuf 1769-71; at St.-Servan 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; carpenter; married, age 23, Marie-Rose of Cherbourg, France, daughter of René LE TULLIER of Normandy & Colette RENAUD of Île St.-Jean, 9 Sep 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jean-Bte. LE GENDRE, with wife Rose TULLIE & no children; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 25, head of family; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Juan Bta. LE CHANDRE, with 3unnamed  persons in his family, 3 barrels corn, 1/4 qt. rice
Louis-Joseph LEGENDRE 03 Jul 1785 BR, StJ? born & baptized 24 Jul 1762, Châteauneuf, France; son of François LEGENDRE & Marguerite LABAUVE; brother of Henriette, Jean-Baptiste, & Yves-François; at Châteauneuf 1762-65; at St.-Servan, France, 1765-69; at Châteauneuf 1769-71; at St.-Servan 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brother; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 22, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 22, Adélaïde of St.-Jacques, daughter of Antoine LABAUVE & Anne VINCENT, & sister of brother Yves-François's wife, 22 Dec 1785, St.-Jacques, & 18 Jan 1792, New Orleans; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 20 Dec 1812, age 66[sic]?
Rose LEGENDRE 04 Jul 1785 BR baptized 18 Dec 1784, St.-Martin, Chantenay, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste LEGENDRE & Marie-Rose LE TULLIER; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, an infant; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents
Yves-François LEGENDRE 05 Jul 1785 BR, StJ?, BR born 11 Apr 1767, baptized 12 Apr 1767, St.-Servan, France; called François; son of François LEGENDRE & Marguerite LABAUVE; brother of Henriette, Jean-Baptiste, & Louis-Joseph; at St.-Servan 1767-69; at Châteauneuf, France, 1769-71; at St.-Servan 1771-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brother; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 17, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & no others; married, age 23, Marie-Divine or -Ludivine of St.-Jacques, daughter of Antoine LABAUVE & Anne VINCENT, & the sister of brother Louis's wife, 31 Jan 1791, St.-Jacques; living in Baton Rouge District by late 1790s

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01.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Henriette LEGENDRE, & lists her with her husband & daughter; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 181, shows that on the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she was the only survivor of her parents' 3 children (for details, see the footnote for her mother's profile); Robichaux, Acadian in St.-Malo, 581-82, Family No. 657; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 8-9, calls her Henriette LEGENDRE, sa [Daniel BENOIT's] femme, age 32, on the embarkation list, Henriqueta LEGENDRE, su [Daniel BÉNOIT's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Henriette LEGENDRE, his [Daniel BENOIT's] wife, age 32, on the complete listing, says she was in the 26th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & daughter, & details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents; BRDR, 2:491 (SJO-4, 11), her death/burial record, calls her Henriette LEGENDRE, widow of Daniel BENOIT, & says she was 46 at the time of her death.  See De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:133; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 8; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 11.  

Her birth year is taken not from the passenger list of Le Bon Papa but from the Île St.-Jean census of 1752.  See De La Roque. 

02.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Baptiste LEGENDRE, & lists him with his wife Marie-Rose TULLIER & a daughter; Robichaux, Acadian in St.-Malo, 581-82, Family No. 657; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 123, Family No. 225; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 124, Family No. 226; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, calls him Jean Bte LEGENDRE, charpentier, age 25, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista LEGENDRE, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste LEGENDRE, carpenter, age 25, on the complete listing, says he was in the 34th/35th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his wife Marie-Rose TULLIER/Maria Rosa TULLIER/Marie-Rose LETULLIER, age 20, & a daughter, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, & says that daughter Rose was baptized in 1784.

03.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Louis [LEGENDRE], & lists him with his widowed mother & brother; Robichaux, Acadian in St.-Malo, 581-82, Family No. 657; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 123, Family No. 225; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, calls him Louis, son [Margueritte LA BEAUVE, veuve LEGENDRE's] fils, charpentier, age 22, on the embarkation list, Luis LEGENDRE, su [Margarita LAVEAUX, viuda LEGENDRE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Louis LEGENDRE, her [Marguerite LABAUVE, widow LEGENDRE's] son, carpenter, age 22, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 33rd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his widowed mother & brother; BRDR, 2:401, 491 (SJA-2, 1), his marriage record, calls him Luis LEGENDRE, calls his wife Adélaïde LABAUVE, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Juan GRIGUA & Maria MICHEL; NOAR, 5:219, 239 (SLC, M5, 77), also his marriage record, calls him Luis LEGENDRE, "native of Châteauneuf, Diocese of St.-Malo in Brittany in France," calls his wife Margarita LA BAUVE, "native of Louisbourg in Acadia," gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his father was native of Meart, Diocese of Dol in Brittany, his mother was native of Louisbourg in Acadia, & his wife's parents were natives of Acadia, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Estevan LEBLANC, Tranquilo PITRE, Joseph GUCDERIE, "all natives of Acadia, residents of La Fourche in this province"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:454, 510 (NO Ch.: v.2, p.77, #331), also his marriage record, calls him Louis LEGENDRE, "native of Châteauneuf, Diocese of St.-Malo in Bretagne in France," calls his wife Adélaïda LABAUVE, "native of Santiago [St. James]," gives his but not her parents' names, says his parents were "native of Meart, Diocese of Dole in Bretagne and living in LuisBourg, Acadie," but gives no witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 3:568 (SGA-8, 59), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him Louis LEGENDRE, "age 66, an immigrant," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.    

Why were they remarried in New Orleans 6 years after their marriage at St.-Jacques?  Did it have anything to do with the fact that they were first cousins? 

If he died at St. Gabriel in 1812, the recording priest missed his age by 16 years. 

04.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Rose [LEGENDRE], & lists her with her parents; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, calls her Rose, sa [Jean Bte LEGENDRE's] filles, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, Rosa, su [Juan Bautista LEGENDRE's] hija de pecho, on the debarkation list, & Rose LEGENDRE, daughter [of Jean-Baptiste LEGENDRE], nursling, on the complete listing, says she was in the 34th/35th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents, & says she was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism.

What happened to her in LA? 

05.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls him Yves [LEGENDRE], & lists him with his widowed mother & brother; Robichaux, Acadian in St.-Malo, 581-82, Family No. 657; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 123, Family No. 225; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, calls him Yves, son [Margueritte LA BEAUVE, veuve LEGENDRE's] fils, charpentier, age 17, on the embarkation list, Ydes, su [Margarita LAVEAUX, viuda LEGENDRE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Yves LEGENDRE, her [Marguerite LABAUVE, widow LEGENDRE's] son, carpenter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 33rd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his widowed mother & brother; BRDR, 2:402, 490 (SJA-2, 12), his marriage record, calls him Francisco LEGENDRE, calls his wife Maria LAVOB (LABAUVE), gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were from St.-Malo, France, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Luis LEGENDRE [his brother] & Adelayda LABAUVE [his brother's wife & the bride's sister].  

He and his wife were first cousins!

The baptismal records & a burial record of a number of his children in BRDR, 2:490-91, & BRDR, 3:567-68, reveal his full name & also the full name of his wife:  the baptismal record of son Félix (SJA-3, 57), dated 17 Dec 1792, calls him Francisco & his wife Maria; the baptismal record of son Francisco Jean (SJO-1, 99), dated 28 Jul 1799, calls him Ive-Francois & his wife Maria Divigne; the baptismal record of son Francisco (SJO-1, 161 & 162), dated 2 Nov 1801, calls him Francisco & his wife Maria; the baptismal record of son Luis (SJO-1, 181), dated 22 Jun 1802, calls him Evan & his wife Maria Divine; the burial record of son Luis (SJO-4, 28), dated 28 Jun 1802, calls him Ive Francois & his wife Maria Divine; the baptismal record of daughter Maria (SJO-1, 229), dated 7 Jul 1804, calls him Francisco & his wife Maria; the baptismal record of son Mauricio (SJO-6, 12), dated 10 Sep 1806, calls him Yve Francois & his wife Maria Divina; the baptismal record of his daughter Maria Dorotea (SJO-6, 103), dated 15 Jun 1811, calls him Juan Francisco & his wife Maria Diana; the baptismal record of daughter Josefina (SJO-6, 208), dated 5 Feb 1815, calls him Hiveau & his wife Maria Divina; the baptismal record of son Luciano (SJO-6, 258), dated 26 Feb 1817, calls him Hiveau Francisco & his wife Maria Divina.  

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