APPENDICES

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

LIVOIS

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ACADIA

René, son of Jean Livois and René Duponte, married Hursule, perhaps Ursule, daughter of Hetiense Potevin and Anne Daigre, at St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in October 1740. 

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Another Livois lived on Île St.-Jean before Le Grand Dérangement but probably was not kin to René.  Pierre, Jean Livois and Louise Basile, born at Drago or Drayé, Normandy, France, in c1722, came to the French Maritimes in c1740 probably as a young fisherman.  He married Anne, daughter of Acadians Denis Boudrot and Agnès Vincent of St.-Famille, Pigiguit, at Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean, in May 1751.  They had a single child, daughter Marie-Anne, born at Port-La-Joye in March 1752.  The following August, a French official called Pierre the widower of Marie Daigre, not Anne Boudrot, when he listed him as a fisherman and farmer at Étang-St.-Pierre, on the north shore of the island, with daughter Marie-Anne, age 5 months.  Pierre remarried to Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Acadians Michel Poirier and Jeanne Bourgeois, at nearby Havre-St.-Pierre in January 1753.  Marie-Madeleine gave him three more children, all born on the island:  Marie-Madeleine in November 1753, Pierre, fils in June 1755, and Judith in July 1757.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Marie-Madeleine Livois, age 31, husband Jean-Grégoire Blanchard, age 37, their three small children, ages 9, 8, and 1,and Marie-Madeleine's sister Marie-Rose, age 21, sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in September 1785.  After a brief respite in the city, they chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Marie-Madeleine, a widow, died in Assumption Parish in December 1815; she was 62 years old. 

Five months after she and her older sister had reached the colony, Marie-Rose married Charles-Casimir, son of fellow Acadians André Templet and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, at Lafourche in February 1786.  Charles-Casimir had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships.  He and Marie-Rose lived at Baton Rouge perhaps until Charles-Casimir died, and then Marie-Rose returned to upper Bayou Lafourche, where she remarried to Pierre-Olivier, son of fellow Acadians Pierre Bourg and Marie Naquin, at Assumption in October 1794.  Pierre-Olivier also had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi.  Marie-Rose, twice a widow, died in Assumption Parish in October 1827; she was 63 years old.  

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Two Livoires, probably brothers, settled near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in the 1870s, but they were Italian, not French:

Joseph Livoire married Acadian Marcelline Bourg in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1870.

Two days later, John, son of Antoine Livoire and Colombia Grifond "of Italy," probably Joseph's brother, married Eufrasie, daughter of François Rodrique, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish; Eufrasie's mother was a Roger.  The priest who recorded the marriage called the groom a Livard

CONCLUSION

No male Acadian Livois came to Louisiana.  Only the blood of this family, in several lines of the Blanchard, Bourg, and Templet families, survived in the Bayou State. 

The family's name also is spelled Libois, Livoir, Livoye.  [See also Book Ten]

Sources:  Arceneaux, Généalogie, 2127; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:145; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 306-07, 365; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vol. 4; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 142; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 12, 161; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 15-16; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 597-99; White, DGFA-1, 209-11.

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
Marie-Madeleine LIVOIS 01 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 5 Nov 1753, St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Île St.-Jean; daughter of Pierre LIVOIS & his second wife Marie-Madeleine POIRIER; sister of Marie-Rose; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Marie LIVOYE, age 5; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; married, age 20, Jean-Grégoire BLANCHARD, c1774, probably Poitou; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie LIVOIR, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 31; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie, no surname given, age 30[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie-Madelaine, no surname given, age 36, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria LIBOIS, age 40, with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 41[sic], with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 45, with husband & 2 sons; died [buried] Assumption Parish 17 Dec 1815, age 62, a widow
Marie-Rose LIVOIS 02 Aug 1785 Asp, BR, Asp born 31 Mar 1764, baptized next day, Paramé, France; daughter of Pierre LIVOIS & his second wife Marie-Madeleine POIRIER; sister of Marie-Madeleine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 18[sic], listed singly; granted head-of-family status by Intendant NAVARRO until reunited with family of brother-in-law [Jean-]Grégoire BLANCHARD, who traveled on Le St.-Rémi; married, age 21, (1)Charles-Casimir, son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC, 27 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; moved to Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 1 child; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 30, (2)Pierre-Olivier, son of Pierre BOURG & Marie NAQUIN, 20 Oct 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria LIBOIS, age 31[sic], with husband, 2 TEMPLET sons, 1 BOURG son, & 1 TEMPLET daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 32[sic], with husband, 2 TEMPLET sons, 1 BOURG son, & 1 TEMPLET daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, caled Marie, no surname given, age 33[sic], with husband, 2 TEMPLET sons, 1 BOURG son, 1 TEMPLET daughter, 1 TEMPLET or BOURG daughter; died [buried] Assumption Parish 12 Oct 1827, age 63, a widow

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie-Magdeleine LIVOIR, & lists her with her husband & 3 children; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 306, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Madeleine LIVOIS, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Jean-Marc PERRONNET & Marie HÉBERT; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 142, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, her father, age 41, & mother, age 34, survived the crossing, but she was the only 1 of their 5 children who survived, that sisters Anne, age 6, & Judith, age 14 mos., & brother Pierre, age 3, died at sea, & brother Ambroise-Pierre, born 9 Feb 1759, soon after the remnants of the family reached France, died 21 Jun 1759; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 597-99, Family No. 683; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 12, Family No. 24, calls her Marie-Madeleine LIVOIS, says she was born c1753 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, details her marriage but does not give a place of marriage nor her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of daughter Marie-Anne BLANCHARD, baptized 8 Feb 1775, St.-Jacques, Châtellerault, goddaughter of Pierre LIVOIS, uncle, & Anne BOURG, grandmother, died age 1 & buried 6 Feb 1776, St.-Jean-Baptiste, Châtellerault, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 15-16, Family No. 28, calls her Marie-Madeleine LIVOIS, says she was born c1754 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, details her marriage but does not give a place of marriage nor her husband's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal records of daughter Marie BLANCHARD, baptized 14 Jul 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, & son Jean BLANCHARD, baptized 26 Mar 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, &, calling her Marie, 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, 50-51, calls her Marie-Magdeleine LIVOIR, age 31, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Magdelaine LIVOIS, age 31, on the complete listing, says she was in the 32nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 3 children, details her marriage but does not give a place of marriage or her or her husband's parents' names, & says daughter Marie-Madeleine BLANCHARD was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:581 (ASM-3, 112), her death/burial record, calls her Maria Magdalena LIBOIS, "wid. Gregorio BLANCHARD," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

02.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie-Rose LIVOIRE, & lists her singly; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 597-99, Family No. 683; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Marie-Roze LIVOIRE, fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, "apparently not listed," on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Rose LIVOIS, single girl, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 72nd "Family" aboard La Bergère with no one else; Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 193, note 117, citing a Spanish report, calls her Maria Rosa LIVOIR, & details the granting of her head-of-family status; BRDR, 2:685 (ASC-1, 169), the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria-Rosa LIVOIS, "an Acadian," calls her husband Carlos TEMPLET, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Abraham LANDRY & Jean LEJEUNE; BRDR, 2:128, 503 (ASM-2, 10), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria Rosa LIBOIS, widow of Carlos TEMPLET, gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were from "Beaubassin in Acadia," his "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef BRAUX & Juan-Bautiste CAZEBON; BRDR, 4:377 (ASM-3, 202), her death/burial record, calls her Rose LIVOIS, "age 63 yrs. of Parome, diocese of St. Malo, France, wid. of Pierre BOURQUE," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 526.

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