APPENDICES

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

LEVRON

[lev-ROHN]

ACADIA

François Levron dit Nantois, born in France in c1651, arrived at Port-Royal soon after the first Acadian census was taken in 1671, perhaps aboard L'Oranger.  In c1676, he married Catherine, daughter of François Savoie, at Port-Royal.  François dit Nantois died at Port-Royal in June 1714, in his early 60s.  He and Catherine had 10 children, all born at Port-Royal.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Comeau, Garceau dit Tranchemontagne, Labauve, Maucaïre, Picot dit La Rigeur, Richard dit Boutin, and Vincent families.  Three of their four sons created families of their own: 

Oldest son Jacques, born in c1677, married Marie, daughter of Laurent Doucet, at Port-Royal in January 1710.  Jacques and Marie settled on the upper river and had 13 children, including at least three sons who married into the Comeau, Doiron, and Renaud dit Provençal families.  In August 1714, after the British took over the colony, Jacques took the French vessel La Marie Joseph to Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, to look at land there.  Evidently he did not like what he saw and returned to Annapolis Royal, formerly Port-Royal, where he died in the mid-1740s, in his late 60s.  One of his sons settled at Minas, but the others remained at Annapolis Royal.  

Joseph dit Métayer, born in c1691, left Acadia and settled at Boucherville, across the St. Lawrence River from Montréal, where he married Rose, daughter of Denis Veronneau dit Denis, in September 1722.  In January 1750, Joseph remarried to Catherine, daughter of Michel-Mathieu Brunet and widow of Honoré Danis, at Fort-Frontenac, Canada.  Joseph dit Métayer never returned to Acadia.  

Jean-Baptiste, born in c1692, married Françoise, daughter of Louis-Noël Labauve, at Annapolis Royal in January 1716.  They settled at Minas.  Jean-Baptiste died in the mid-1750s, in his early 60s.  Their son Michel moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the mid-1750s

Youngest son Pierre, born in c1696, remained in the upper Annapolis River valley but did not marry.  He died in January 1725, age 30.

By 1755, descendants of François dit Nantois Levron could be found at Annapolis Royal, Minas, Port-Lajoie on Île St.-Jean, and in the St. Lawrence River valley.  One of François's daughters died at Louisbourg, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in January 1733, so the family scattered early.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this family even farther.  ...

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Levrons settled early in Acadia, and one of them was among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana:

Louis dit Luci, son of Jacques Levron and Marie Doucet of Port-Royal and grandson of the family's progenitor in Acadia, was 41 years old and unmarried when he reached New Orleans in February 1765 with the Broussard party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  After a brief respite in the city, he followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District, where he helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche.  Even after an epidemic killed dozens of his fellow Acadians in the summer and fall of 1765, Louis dit Luci remained at Attakapas and was still being counted there in his early 50s.  He never married.

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Acadian Levrons who came to Louisiana arrived aboard two of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  They chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche: 

Michel Levron of Île St.-Jean, age 55, wife Marguerite Trahan, age 50, and two of their children--Marie-Josèphe-Françoise, age 22, and Jean-Marie, age 17--sailed aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in  September 1785.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to upper Bayou Lafourche.  And then Michel and Marguerite disappear from history.  Unfortunately, a debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi has not survived, so one wonders if Michel and Marguerite even survived the crossing to Louisiana.  Perhaps they were among the St.-Rémi passengers who succumbed to smallpox soon after reaching the colony.  They do not appear in the Valenzuéla census of January 1788 with the rest of their family, so they likely had died by then.  Michel's daughter Marie-Josèphe-Françoise married Alexis-Jean-Mathurin, called Mathurin, son of fellow Acadian Alexandre Daigle, at Lafourche in January 1788.  They remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Marie and Mathurin had been born in the same parish in France--St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer--only weeks apart and may have known one another as children.  After enduring life in the mother country and not caring much for it, Mathurin also had come to Louisiana in 1785, age 22, aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  Unlike Marie, he had come to the colony without his immediate family.  One wonders what his reaction must have been when he heard that the Levrons, including Marie, who had been neighbors from his childhood home, also had settled at Lafourche.  Marie-Josèphe-Françoise's Jean-Marie also settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.

Michel's older son Alexis, age 24, and wife Anne Trahan, age 24, also crossed on Le St.-Rémi.  All of their children were born in Louisiana. 

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Two months later, in November 1785, Michel's younger sister, Anastasie Levron of Minas, widow of Amand Lejeune, reached New Orleans aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  With her were six of her Lejeune children.  Anastasie never remarried.  In 1797, now age 61, she was living with an unmarried daughter next to a son-in-law.  She died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1823; she was 86 years old.  

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Only a single Levron family line developed on upper Bayou Lafourche, but it was a vigorous one that eventually stretched all the way down into the Terrebonne country:

Descendants of Alexis LEVRON (c1761-1818; François dit Nantois, Jean-Baptiste)

Alexis, elder son of Michel Levron and Marguerite Trahan, born at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, in c1761, married cousin Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Trahan, at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in February 1785.  Later that year, Alexis and Anne sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships.  Also aboard that ship were Alexis's parents and two siblings.  Alexis and Anne followed his relatives to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Aubert or Hobert and Ledet families.  Alexis's succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1818; he would have been 57 years old that year.  All four of Alexis's sons married, one of them twice, and settled on Bayou Lafourche.  By the late 1840s, some of them were being counted in Terrebonne as well as Lafourche Interior Parish.  All of the Acadian Levrons of South Louisiana are descended from Alexis and three of his sons.  

1

Oldest son Joseph, born at Lafourche in c1786, soon after his parents reached Louisiana, married Marie, daughter of French Creole Joseph Adam, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1814; Marie's mother was a Crochet.  Their son Evariste Lazare was born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1817, Michel in February 1821, and Joseph, fils in June 1822.  They also may have had a son named Marcellus, born in c1815, who died in Lafourche Interior Parish at age 31 in February 1846. A daughter married into the Aucoin family.  Joseph, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1824; he was only 38 years old.  

1a

Evariste married Clémence Marianne, called Marianne or Marie Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Joseph Naquin, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1840.  Their son Joseph Evariste, called Evariste, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1843, Aurelien Washington in January 1845, Volze Arbunot in January 1847, and Augustin, called Justin, in May 1849.  Their daughters married into the Ayo and Gros families.  Evariste, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1849, two days before son Augustin was born; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Evariste was 35 years old when he died, but he was only 32.  

During the War of 1861-65, Aurelien served in Company E of the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought in Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia.  Aurelien lost an arm in the fighting around Atlanta in late summer of 1864 but survived the war.  

1b

Joseph, fils married Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish,  in October 1850.  Their son Joseph Xavier was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1856, and Augustin in Terrebonne Parish in October 1860 but died at age 9 months in August 1861. 

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Daughter Marie Elise, called Elise, gave birth to son Aurelien Similien in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1841.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name.  Elise was 22 years old and unmarried when her son was born, so he was given the surname Levron.  

During the War of 1861-65, Aurelien may have served in Company G of the 18th Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. 

2

Pierre-Vincent-Marie, called Vincent, born at Lafourche in February 1789, married Rosalie Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Lejeune, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1806.  Their son Joseph Vincent, called Vincent, fils, was born in Assumption Parish in March 1811, and Maurice in September 1816.  They also may have had a son named Marcellus, born in c1815, who died in Lafourche Interior Parish at age 31 in February 1846.  Vincent remarried to Marie Basilice, 26-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Guillot and widow of Eugène Bebanque, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1828.  Vincent, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1847; he was 58 years old.  

2a

Vincent, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Céleste Daunis in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1835, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1836.  Their son James A. Scudday was born in Lafourche Interior Parish probably in the late 1830s.  Their daughter married into the St. Martin family.  A petition of tutorship for his children was filed in Vincent, fils's name at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1849; he would have been 38 years old that year. 

During the War of 1861-65, James A. Scudday served as first sergeant of Company G of the 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Lafourche Parish, which fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  J. A. Scudday, as he was called, enlisted in October 1861 as third sergeant and was promoted to first sergeant in December.  He was honorably discharged from the 18th Louisiana Infantry in February 1862, before it saw action in the Battle of Shiloh in April, and re-enlisted as a private in the 1st Louisiana Field Battery, a front-line unit raised in St. Mary Parish that fought in Louisiana.  He served with this unit for the rest of the war.  

2b

Maurice married Marie Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Bourgeois, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1850.  Maurice died near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in February 1868; the priest who recorded his burial said that Maurice was 54 years old when he died, but he was only 51.  He probably fathered no sons.

3

Jean-Saturnin, called Saturnin and Turnin, born at Assumption in November 1794, married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian François Marie LeBlanc, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1822.  Their son Michel François was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1823, Joseph Alexis, also called Pierre Joseph, in February 1830, Auguste Vincent in November 1834, and Marcelin Useline or Eusilien, also called Marcel, in December 1838.  They also had a son named Victor Florentin.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Lirette families.  A petition for tutorship for his children was filed in Saturnin's name at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1839; he would have been 45 years old that year.  

3a

Victor married Cécile Théotiste, daughter of French Creole Charles Isidore Dupré, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1855; Cécile's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Eusilien Camille was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1859, Félicien Justilien in November 1863, Thomas Azolin in March 1865, Augustave Neuville in August 1866, and Ambroise Washington in December 1869.  

3b

Auguste married Marie Julienne, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Duplantis, père, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1856; Marie Julienne's mother was a Martin.  During the War of 1861-65, Auguste served in the Terrebonne Parish Regiment Militia.  

3c

Michel married Marie Emelia, daughter of French Creole Marcelin Duplantis, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1856.  Michel remarried to Marie Rosalie, called Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Jacques Leboeuf, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in August 1860.  Their son Antoine Célestin was born in Terrebonne Parish in July 1862.  

3d

Marcel married Eve, daughter of French Creole François LeBoeuf, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Joseph Jules was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1864.  Marcel remarried to Victorine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Daigle, at the Houma church in August 1867.  Their son Émile Landry was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1868. 

3e

During the War of 1861-65, Joseph may have served in the Terrebonne Parish Regiment Militia.  Joseph married Melina, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Naquin, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Ernest Joseph was born near Montegut in January 1867.  

4

Youngest son Pierre, born at Assumption in April 1800, married Marie Rosalie, called Rosalie, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Hilaire Clément, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1822.  They probably had no sons.  

Jean-Marie LEVRON (1767-1831; François dit Nantois, Jean-Baptiste)

Jean-Marie, younger son of Michel Levron and Marguerite Trahan, born at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France, in April 1767, came with his parents and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Julie-Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Dantin, at Assumption in February 1802.  Julie-Geneviève had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France.  Jean-Marie died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1831; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean-Marie was 68 years when he died, but he was 64.  

Joseph-Michel-Fabien, born at Assumption in January 1803, probably died young, so this line of the family did not survive in the Bayou State.  

Other LEVRONs in the Lafourche Valley

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link at least one Levron on Bayou Lafourche with known lines of the family there:

In December1850, the federal census taker in Lafourche Interior Parish counted 5 slaves--1 male and 4 females, all black, ranging in age from 38 to 4--on Marguerite Levron's farm.  She probably was a widow.  One wonders who her father and husband might have been.

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

In many church and civil records in Louisiana and even in Acadia, Levron is sometimes spelled Lebron or LeBron.  A Foreign Frenchman named Lebron appeared in Louisiana after the War of 1861-65 and settled near his Acadian namesakes in Terrebonne Parish:  

Pierre, son of J. P. Lebron and Marie Farges of Haute Garonne, France, married Sarah, daughter of Anglo American Fiden or Fidon Simpson, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1869.  

CONCLUSION

Although a male Levron was among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana, he never married.  All of the Acadian Levrons are descended from one of the two sons of Michel Levron of Minas, who came to Louisiana from France in 1785.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche and, later, in the Terrebonne country.  

Their farms must have been small.  In 1850, only a single Levron owned slaves.  Marguerite Levron, probably a widow, held five slaves on her farm in Lafourche Interior Parish.  In 1860, federal census takers counted no slaves owned by Levrons, at least none who appeared on the federal slave schedules of that year, so members of this family participated only peripherally in the South's antebellum plantation economy.  

A number of Levrons served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861.  All of them survived the conflict.  Meanwhile, the war devastated the family's economic status, no matter how humble it had been before the war.  Successive Federal incursions devastated the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, and Confederate foragers also plagued the area when the Federals were not around. ...

Today, descendants of Michel Levron can still be found in substantial numbers in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.  The name is virtually unknown west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  

The family's name also is spelled Lebron, LeBrun, Legrano, Leuron, Leuvron, Levrans, Levrant, Leveron, Levrond, Levrons, Levront, Liveron.  This family should not be confused with the Lebron and Lebrun families, whose surnames have similar spellings and pronunciations but who are French Creole and Foreign French, not Acadian.  

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Lafourche Interior Parish; Arsenault, Généalogie, 665-68, 1565-66; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 305-06; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; White, DGFA-1, 1092-95; White, DGFA-1 English, 234-35.  

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Alexis LEVRON 01 Sep 1785 Asp born c1761, probably St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; son of Michel LEVRON & Marguerite TRAHAN; brother of Joseph-Marie & Marie-Josèphe-Francoise; at Boulogne-sur-Mer, early 1760s; at Morlaix, France, late 1760s-early 80s; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; married Anne, daughter of Charles TRAHAN & Francoise THÉRIOT, 7 Feb 1785, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 24, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 26, with wife Nanette age 27, son Joseph age 2, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 28[sic], with wife Anne age 29, sons Joseph age 4, Pierre age 2, kinswoman [wife's hald-sister?] Élisabeth RICHAR widow TRAHAN age 38, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 40 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Alexos LEVRONS, age 35, with wife Ana age 35, son Josef age 9, & daughter Maria age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 36, with wife Anne age 36, sons Pierre age 10, Joseph age 3[sic], Jean age 2, daughters Marie age 6, & Anne age 4, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 37, with wife Anne age 37, sons Joseph age 11, Vincent age 9, Jean age 3, daughters Marie age 8, & Anne age 5, 7/50 arpents, 0 slaves
Anastasie LEVRON 02 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 29 Dec 1737, Grand-Pré; daughter of Jean-Baptiste LEVRON & Françoise LABAUVE; sister of Michel; married, age 18, Amand LEJEUNE, c1755; exiled to VA 1755, age 18; deported to England 1756, age 19; repatriated to France 1763, age 26; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Anastasie LEVRON, widow Aman LE JEUNE, with 2 unnamed sons & 4 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 45[sic], widow, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Anastasie LEVRON Widow LE JEUNE, age 50[sic], with son Alexis [LEJEUNE] age 12, daughters Marie-Rose [LEJEUNE] age 18, Margueritte [LEJEUNE] age 16, Adelaide [LEJEUNE] age 6, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Anastasie Widow LEJEUNE, age 54, with son Alexis [LEJEUNE] age 18, daughters Marie-Rose [LEJEUNE] age 22, Margrithe [LEJEUNE] age 20, Adélaïde [LEJEUNE] age 10, 0 slaves, 3 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 sheep; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Anastasia LEVRONS, age 60, with [grandson] Pedro HÉBERT age 2, daughters Adélaïdes [LEJEUNE] age 16, & Margarita [LEJEUNE] age 25, next to son-in-law Pedro MENOU; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anastaise LEVRON, Widow, age 61, with son[sic, actaully grandson] Pedro [HÉBERT] age 3, & granddaughter[sic] Adélaïde [LEJEUNE] age 17, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Pierre MINOUE; died Lafourche Interior Parish 6 Nov 1823, age 86
Jean-Marie LEVRON 03 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 30 Apr 1767, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Michel LEVRON & Marguerite TRAHAN; brother of Alexis & Marie-Josèphe-Francoise; at Morlaix late 1760s-early 80s; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; carpenter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 17; married, age 34, Julie-Geneviève, daughter of Louis DANTIN & his first wife Jeanne GEMIER of Nantes, France, 28 Feb 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 27 Jun 1831, age 68[sic]
Louis dit Luci LEVRON 04 Feb 1765 Atk born 26 Mar 1724, Annapolis Royal; son of Jacques LEVRON & Marie DOUCET; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 41, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, called Luis LEONON, with no one else in his household; in Attakapas census, 1769, age 50[sic], with no one else in his household, 1 cow, 1 suckling calf or yearling, 3 horses; in Attakapas census, 1771, age 49[sic], with family of Joseph BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 52, with Mathurin BROUSSARD et al.; never married
Marie-Josèphe-Françoise LEVRON 05 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 22 Oct 1762, St.-Nicolas, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; daughter of Michel LEVRON & Marguerite TRAHAN; sister of Alexis & Joseph-Marie; at Boulogne-sur-Mer early 1760s; at Morlaix, France, late 1760s-early 80s; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 22; married, age 25, Alexis-Jean-Mathurin of Boulogne-sur-Mer, son of Alexandre DAIGLE & Élisabeth/Isabelle GRANGER, 29 Jan 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie LEVRON, age 25, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie LEVRON, age 26[sic], with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria LEVRONS, age 33, with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie LEVRON, age 34, with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 35, called Marie, no surname given, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter
Michel LEVRON 06 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1732, Port-Royal or Minas; son of Jean-Baptiste LEVRON & Françoise LABAUVE; brother of Anastasie; moved to Île St.-Jean, 1750s; married, age 24, Marguerite, daughter of René TRAHAN & Marguerite MELANÇON, 2 Mar 1756, Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean; deported to France 1758-59, age 26; at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, early 1760s; carpenter; at Morlaix, France, late 1760s-early 80s; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, Sep 1784, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 55[sic], head of family

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Alexis LEVRON, & lists him with a wife & no children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 305, 420, his marriage record, calls him Alexis LEVRON, gives his & his wife's parents' names, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile, 58-59, calls him Alexis LEVRON, charpentier, age 24, on the embarkation list, & Alexis LEVRON, carpenter, age 24, on the complete listing, says he was in the 15th Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his wife & no children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, & says they were married 7 Feb 1785 but gives no place of marriage.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31, 54, 82, 117, 163.

How was his wife kin to his mother?  It was a big family. 

02.  Wall of Names, 42 (pl. 11L), calls her Anastacie LE BRUN veuve LEJEUNE, & lists her with 6 children on L'Amitié; BRDR, 1a(rev.):155 (SGA-2, 167), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anasthasie LEBRON, gives her parents' names, says her mother was Françoise LANOUE, & that her godparents were Jean LALANDE & Anne TERIOT; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 124-25, Family No. 227, calls her Anastasie LEVRON, says she was born in c1736 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, details her marriage, says that her husband was born in c1730 but gives no birthplace nor his parents' names, that he was a carpenter's-helper, that they married in c1755 but gives no place of marriage, that he died age 54 & was buried 4 May 1784 at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, includes the birth/baptismal records of daughter Anastasie-Jeanne LEJEUNE, baptized 8 May 1776, daughter Anne-Adélaïde LEJEUNE, baptized 6 Oct 1779, son Jean LEJEUNE, born c1755, Liverpool, England, & daughter Rosalie LEJEUNE, baptized 4 Aug 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785, & says they sailed on Le St.-Rémi; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile, 44-45, calls her Anastasie LEVRON, veuve LEJEUNE, age 45, on the embarkation list, & Anastasie LEVRON, widow LEJEUNE, age 45, on the complete listing, says she was in the 15th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with 6 children, details her marriage, says she & her husband were married in c1755 but gives no place of marriage, that he died in 1784 but gives no place of death, that daughter Rosalie [LEJEUNE] was baptized in 1783 but gives no place of baptism, & that son Alexis LEJEUNE married Francoise-Marie-Barbara TRAHAN, daughter of Marin [TRAHAN] & Marie-Magdelaine LEBLANC on 8 Jan 1794 but gives no place of marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 82-83, calls her Anastasie LEBRUN, veuve LEJEUNE, age 45, on the embarkation list, Anastasia LEBRON, on the debarkation list, & Anastasie LEBRUN, widow LEJEUNE, age 45, on the complete listing, says she was in the 72nd Family aboard L'Amitié with 6 children, &, calling her Anastasie LEVRON, details her marriage, says they married in c1755 but gives no place of marriage, that husband Amand LEJEUNE died in 1784 but gives no place of death, that daughter Rosalie [LEJEUNE] was baptized in 1783 & daughter Anne-Adélaïde [LEJEUNE] was baptized in 1779 but gives no places of baptism, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her family after they reached LA; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:368 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 10), her death/burial record, calls her Anastasie LEVERON m. Armand LEJEUNE, does not give her parents' names, & says she died at age 86.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31, 54, 82, 162.

The record of son Joseph's first marriage in NOAR, 4:189 (SLC, M5, 43), dated 24 Nov 1785, calls her Anastasia LEBRON.  The record of Joseph's second marriage in BRDR, 2:458 (ASM-2, 36), dated 5 Sep 1798, calls her Anastasie LEVRON, so the passenger lists for L'Amitié were not the only places where she was called LEBRON.  See also her baptismal record, cited above. 

She & 6 of her children are on the passenger lists of both Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, & L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, so, obviously, they crossed on the latter vessel.  Evidently they reported for embarkation on Le St.-Rémi, which left St.-Malo on 27 Jun, but did not board that vessel (her older brother Michel & his family, however, did cross on Le St.-Rémi).  L'Amitié left Paimboeuf, the port for Nantes, on the other side of the Breton peninsula, on 20 Aug, nearly 2 months later.  One wonders why she & her children missed the earlier vessel & traveled so far to catch another one.  They, in fact, may have missed two vessels at St.-Malo.  La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships to reach New Orleans in 1785, left St.-Malo on 12 Aug, a month & a half after Le St.-Rémi left St.-Malo & 8 days before L'Amitié left Paimboeuf.  It took La Ville d'Archangel 113 days to make the crossing.  L'Amitié crossed in only 80 days & reached New Orleans nearly a month before La Ville d'Archangel.  So all's well that ends well.  Her son Jean LEJEUNE & his wife are the family below hers on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi, but they made the crossing to New Orleans on that ship, which deepens the mystery of why Anastasie crossed on a later vessel.  

The Pierre HÉBERT listed with her in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1795 & 1797 was the son of daughter Marie-Marguerite LEJEUNE & Ambroise HÉBERT, who Marie-Marguerite did not marry.  The boy's full name was Pierre-Félix-Ambroise HÉBERT.  See his baptismal record, dated 13 Feb 1795, in BRDR, 2:372 (ASM-1, 37), which says that Pierre was born on 5 Oct 1794.  Marie-Marguerite married widower Joseph-François CHIASSON at Assumption on 7 Jan 1797, when her son by Ambroise HÉBERT was a year & a half old.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 79, 130.  Such "natural" births among Acadians were rare, even in LA. 

03.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Joseph-Marie LEVRON, & lists him with his parents & a sister, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 305 (Morlaix: St.-Martin des Champs), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Marie LEVRON, gives his parents' names, says both were Acadians, & that he was the godson of Francois GUEDON & Marguerite-Yvonne GOUPIL; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Joseph-Marie, son [Michel LEVRON's] fils, charpentier, age 17, on the embarkation list, & Joseph-Marie LEVRON, his [Michel LEVRON's] son, carpenter, age 17, on the complete listings, & says he was in the 1st Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his parents & a sister; BRDR, 2:221, 487 (ASM-2, 5), his marriage record, calls him Juan Maria LEVRON of the Parish of St. Martin, Diocese of Leon, does not give his parents' names, calls his wife Julia Genoveva DANTIN of Nantes, France, gives her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Luis DANTIN (his father-in-law) & Alexos LEVRON (his older brother); Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:368 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 14), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Marie LEVERON, says he was 68 years old when he died, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513.

Why does the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi call him Joseph-Marie, not Jean-Marie?  Are we talking about 2 different sons here?  The birth/baptismal date of Jean-Marie LEVRON fits nicely the age given for Joseph-Marie LEVRON on the 1785 passenger list, so this is probably the same person.  

Where was he in Jan 1788, when a census was taken at Valenzuéla on upper Bayou Lafourche?  He would have been 20 at the time of the census.  His parents also are not in this census.  Where was he in the 1795, 1797, and 1798 censuses in the Lafourche valley?  

04.   Wall of Names, 22 (pl. 5L), calls him Louis LEVRON dit Luci, & lists him singly; White, DGFA-1, 1094, calls him Louis LEVRON, does not give a dit, gives his birth date & place & his parents' names, says his godparents were Louis THIBEAU & Thérèse LABAUVE, & mentions no wife.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 24. 

05.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie LEVRON, & lists her with her parents & a brother, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2469, her husband's profile, calls her Marie LEBRUN, but does not give her parents' names or the names of her children; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 305 (Boulogne-sur-Mer; St.-Nicolas), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Josèphe-Francoise LEVRON, gives her parents' names, & says she was goddaughter of Jean LANDRY & Marie-Josèphe TRAHAN; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Marie, sa [Michel LEVRON's] fille, age 22, on the embarkation list, & Marie LEVRON, his [Michel LEVRON's] daughter, age 22, on the complete listing, says she was in the 1st Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with her parents & a brother, &, calling her Marie-Joseph-Francoise, that she was born 22 Oct 1762 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:212, 487 (ASC-2, 12), her marriage record, calls her Marie LEBRON, calls her husband Alexis DAIGLE, does not give her or his parents' names but says they all were Acadians, & that the witness to her marriage was Francois LANDRY.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 24, 66, 105, 119, 163.

The baptismal record of son Mathurin DAIGLE, fils, dated 5 May 1800, in BRDR, 2:218 (ASM-1, 168), says the boy's parents were from "Bolonia in Picardia," which is Picardy in northern France.  A LEVRON birth record in BRDR, 2:487 (ASM-1, 172), says that Marie's brother Alexis also was "of Bolonia in Picordia."  The baptismal record of daughter Marie-Claire DAIGLE, dated 18 Mar 1797, in NOAR, 6:70 (SLC, B14, 26), says the girl's parents were "natives of Boulogne-sur-mer in Picardy in France."  So Marie & Mathurin were from the same town in Picardy.  

Notice that she & Mathurin came to LA on different vessels.  Did they know one another during their childhood at Boulogne-sur-Mer?  Judging from Acadian social patterns, they probably knew one another very well.  

Why were she & her husband in New Orleans in early 1797?  Were they there on business?

06.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Michel LEVRON, & lists him with his wife & 2 children, with the notation:  ceux de Morlais arrives a Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le meme navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship]; Arsenault, Généalogie, 666, profile of his father in the Port-Royal section, calls him Michel LEVRON, says he was born in c1732 but gives no birthplace, & says the family lived at Pisiguit in c1736; Arsenault, Généalogie, 667, calls him Michel LEVRON, says he was born in 1732 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, lists his children as Marie-Madeleine, born in 1757, Joseph in 1758, Michel-François-Joseph in 1759, Alexis in c1761, Jean-Marie in c1762, & Madeleine-Pélagie in 1764, but gives no birthplaces, says his family was in St.-Joseph Parish, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, when son Michel-François-Joseph was baptized on 23 Dec 1759, & was in St.-Nicolas Parish, Boulogne-sur-Mer, when daughter Madeleine-Pélagie was baptized on 22 Jul 1764; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Michel LEVRON, charpentier, age 55, on the embarkation list, & Michel LEVRON, carpenter, age 55, on the complete listing, says he was in the 1st Family of ceux de Morlais arrivés à Paimboeuf pour s'embarquer sur le même Navire [those from Morlaix arriving at Paimboeuf in order to embark on the same ship] Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 2 children, & says daughter Marie-Josèphe-Françoise was born on 22 Oct 1762 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513.

Note that, because he left Nova Scotia for Île St.-Jean, he got to France several years before his younger sister Anastasie, who was exiled from Minas to VA in 1755, deported to England in 1756, & repatriated to France in the spring of 1763. 

Why are he & his wife not in the Lafourche census of Jan 1788?  Did they even survive the crossing from France to LA?

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