APPENDICES

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

RICHARD

[REE-shard, RICH-erd]

ACADIA

Richard is a common surname in France, so it is not surprising that there were several Richards who came to Acadia: 

First came Michel Richard dit Sansoucy, a young soldier born in the Saintonge region of France in c1630.  He appeared at Port-Royal in the early 1650s in the entourage of Emmanuel Le Borgne de Bélisle.  According to one source, Michel's dit was a regimental nickname.  When his term of service ended, he remained in the colony, took up farming, obtained two grants of land from Le Borgne "at some ten to fifteen miles from the fort" on the upper Rivière au Dauphin, now the Annapolis River, and married Madeleine, daughter of Jean Blanchard and Radegone Lambert, at Port-Royal in c1656.  He and Madeleine had 10 children, including four sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Their six daughters married into the Broussard, Thériot, Babin, Vincent, Forest, and LeBlanc families.  Madeleine died by c1683, when Michel remarried to Jeanne, daughter of Antoine Babin, at Port-Royal.  Jeanne gave the old soldier two more children, both of them sons, also born at Port-Royal, who also created families of their own:

Oldest son René dit Beaupré, by his father's first wife, born in c1657, married Madeleine, daughter of René Landry l'aîné and Perrine Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1680.  They had five children, including three sons who married into the Bourgeois, Girouard, and Thériot families.  Their daughter married into the Dupuis family.  René died at Port-Royal, date unrecorded.  

Pierre, by his father's first wife, born in c1661, married Marguerite, another daughter of René Landry l'aîné and Perrine Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1686.  By the early 1790s they had moved to the new settlement at Minas.  In August 1714, Pierre and his family received permission to settle on French-controlled Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island.  Later in the month, Pierre went to the island aboard La Marie Joseph to look at the land there, but he evidently did not like what he saw.  Pierre and Marguerite had 10 children, including six sons who married into the Babin, Dugas, Granger, LeBlanc, Hébert, Gautrot, and Comeau families.  Their three daughters married into the Dugas, Saint-Étienne de La Tour, Daigre, and Granger families. 

Martin, by his father's first wife, born in c1665, married Marguerite, daughter of François Bourg and Marguerite Boudrot, at Port-Royal in c1691.  By the early 1690s he had taken his family to Chignecto, where they also had 10 children, including six sons who married into the Cormier, Thibodeau, Doucet, Comeau, Girouard, and Martin families.  Their three daughters married into the Doucet, Caissie, Arseneau, and Cormier families.  Martin died probably at Chignecto in c1748, in his early 80s.

Alexandre, by his father's first wife, born in c1668, married Isabelle, or Élisabeth, daughter of Claude Petitpas and Catherine Bugaret and widow of Olivier Boudrot, at Port-Royal in c1690.  They remained at Port-Royal, where they raised nine children, including three sons who married into the Boudrot, LeBlanc, Robichaud, and Daigre families.  Their five daughters married into the Savoie, Dupuis, Bastarache, and Thibodeau families.  Alexandre died at Port-Royal in October 1709, in his early 40s.

Michel dit Lafond, by his father's second wife, born in c1684, married Agnès, daughter of Germain Bourgeois and Madeleine Dugas, at Port-Royal in February 1707.  Michel became a merchant and remained at Port-Royal.  He and Agnès had eight children, including five sons who married into the Blanchard, LeBlanc, Hébert, and Richard families.  Their three daughters married into the Bourgeois, Lanoue, and LeBlanc families. 

Youngest son Alexandre dit Boutin, by his father's second wife, born in c1686, married Marie, daughter of François Levron and Catherine Savoie and widow of Jean Garceau dit Tranchmontagne, at Annapolis Royal, formerly Port-Royal, in December 1711.  They, too, remained at Port-Royal and had six children, including a son who married into the Boudrot family.  Their three daughters married into the Doiron, Breau, and Raymond families.  Alexandre died in Massachusetts during Le Grand Dérangement, in his 70s.

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Meanwhile, another Richard, a waterman born at St.-Gilles-sur-Vie, Île d'Yeu, France, in c1646, came briefly from Canada, but he created no new Richard family line in Acadia:

In 1678, Yvon Richard signed a contract with Québec merchant Sr. Richard Denys to work three years, at 170 livres a year, for Jean Gitton, who was acting for Denys.  In c1686, Yvon married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of David Doucet and Louise Melon of St.-Sauveur, La Rochelle, France, and widow of Pierre Aigron dit Lamothe, probably in Canada; she most likely was not a descendant, or even a kinswoman, of Germain dit La Verdure.  Yvon and Marie-Madeleine had no children.  After she died, Yvon remarried to Françoise, daughter of Martin Durand and Françoise Brunet of Quimper-Corentin, Cornouaille, Brittany, France, at Québec in February 1699.  They, too, had no children, and Yvon did not return to Acadia.

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In the early 1700s, another Richard family appeared in Acadia and created at least two male lines there: 

François, son of merchant Jean Richard and Anne Christin, d'Auray of Vannes, Brittany, married Anne, daughter of Jean Comeau l'aîné and Françoise Hébert, at Annapolis Royal in October 1710.  Before she died in April 1722, Anne gave François five children, including two sons, both born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Their two daughters married into the Orillon dit Champagne and Richard families.  Six months after his first wife died, François remarried to Marie, daughter of René Martin, at Annapolis Royal in October 1722.  She gave him three more children, including a son, born at Port-Royal.  Their two daughters married into the Comeau and LeBlanc families.  Marie remarried at Annapolis Royal in January 1735, so François had died by then. 

Oldest son Joseph, by his father's first wife, born in September 1712, married Anne, daughter of François-Marie Bastarache dit Basque and Agnès Labauve, at Annapolis Royal in July 1734.  

François, fils, by his father's first wife, born in June 1714, married Marie-Geneviève, daughter of Jean-Baptiste David and Marguerite Lapierre, at Annapolis Royal in October 1737.

Youngest son René, by his father's second wife, born in August 1726, married probably at Annapolis Royal in c1749, but the name of his spouse has been lost to history.

Only one member of this branch of the family emigrated to Louisiana.

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Nicholas Richard, age 38, "native of Grandville," was counted at Pétit Bras D'Or, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in February 1752.  He was working as a hired fisherman for Georges Diliart.  Pétit Bras D'Or was not an Acadian community on the island. 

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In 1755, descendants of both Michel Richard dit Sansoucy and François Richard of Vannes could be found at Chignecto and Minas, including Pigiguit, but most of them remained in the Annapolis Royal area, where their family progenitors had settled.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered these families even farther. ...

The Richards who were shipped to Virginia endured a fate worse than most of the other refugees deported from Minas in the fall of 1755.  The Virginia governor, Robert Dinwiddie, refused to allow the 1,500 Acadians sent to him to remain in the colony.  Many of the exiles died on the filthy, crowded ships anchored in Hampton Roads while the Virginia authorities pondered their fate.  Acadians from one vessel were moved up to Richmond, two of the vessels were unloaded at Hampton, and two more at Norfolk.  A hand full of young Acadians managed to slip away and trek overland through fields and forests and over the mountains, to French territory, but most of the exiles remained in Virginia.  Finally, in the spring of 1756, Governor Dinwiddie and Virginia's House of Burgesses made their decision ... the Acadians must go!  In May, the first shipment of Acadians left for England, and in two weeks all of them had gone--299 to Bristol, 250 to Falmouth, 340 to Southampton, and 336 to Liverpool--1,225 of the original 1,500.   Their ordeal only worsened in the English ports, where they were treated like common criminals.  In 1763, after the war with Britain finally ended, the French government consented to repatriate the survivors to France. ...

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Richards were among the very first Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  Six Richards and three related families, the Cormiers, Landrys, and Poiriers, 21 persons in all, left Savannah, Georgia, on 21 December 1763 aboard the Savannah Packet and sailed to Mobile, "from which place they are to go to New Orleans," proclaimed an article in the Georgia Gazette the following day.  After a short stay in Mobile, which now belonged to the hated British, they reached New Orleans in February 1764--the first recorded group of Acadians to settle in present-day Louisiana.  French authorities, who still controlled the colony even though it had been ceded to Spain in a secret treaty 15 months earlier, had not expected these new arrivals.  The Acadians' reputation for hard work and loyalty to France and the Roman Catholic faith having preceded them, however, the colonial officials welcomed the Richards et al., gave them rice, corn, and other necessities, and pondered where to send them.  After overseeing the baptism of several of their children at New Orleans--including Jean-Baptiste Richard's son Joseph--and consulting with authorities, the Acadians moved upriver to the recently-established concession of Cabanocé, later called St.-Jacques, where they settled on a bend in the Mississippi along the right, or west, bank of the river, in "the area of the vacant lands between [Nicolas] Verret's plantation and [Jacques] Jacqueline's cow ranch," at present-day Lagan, St. James Parish.  Cabanocé thus became the first Acadian community in Louisiana, predating the Bayou Teche settlement by a full year: 

Madeleine Richard of Chignecto, age 54, a granddaughter of Michel dit Sansoucy, came with husband Jean-Baptiste Cormier of Chignecto, age 55, and five daughters, ages 23 to 11.  They remained at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques. 

Jean-Baptiste Richard of Chignecto, age 45, Madeleine's younger brother, came with wife Catherine Cormier, age 43, and three children--Jean-Marie, age 18, Joseph, age 8, and Rosalie, age 5.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Rosalie married into the Roger family.  Jean-Baptiste remarried to Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Martin and widow of Pierre Blanchard and Joseph Foret, at St.-Jacques in July 1778; Jean-Baptiste was in his late 50s at the time of the wedding.  Anne gave him no more children.  Jean-Baptiste owned three slaves at St.-Jacques in 1779, an impressive number among Acadians for that place and time.  He died at St.-Jacques in July 1787, age 67.  His younger son Joseph probably died young, but older son Jean-Marie married, remained at St.-Jacques, and created a vigorous family line that settled in the Acadian Coast parishes of St. James, Ascension, Iberville, and West Baton Rouge.

Marie-Madeleine Richard of Nappan, Chignecto, age 22, Jean-Baptiste's daughter, came with husband Jean-Baptiste Poirier of Menoudie, Chignecto, age 27, and their two sons, age 3 and 1 1/2.  They also remained at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques. 

Descendants of Jean-Marie RICHARD (c1746-?; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin)

Jean-Marie, elder son of Jean-Baptiste Richard and his first wife Catherine Cormier, born probably at Chignecto in c1746, was exiled to Georgia with his family in 1755.  He followed them to Louisiana in 1764 and settled with them at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married fellow Acadian Rosalie Bourgeois in November 1767.  Spanish officials counted them on the left, or east, bank of the river at St.-Jacques in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Braud, Lachaussée, and Landry families.  Three of Jean-Marie's four sons created families of their own and remained on the Acadian Coast, in St. James, Ascension, and West Baton Rouge parishes, but at least one grandson settled on the western prairies. 

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Oldest son Pierre, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1769, married Constance, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon LeBlanc, at St.-Gabriel in May 1790.  Their son Pierre, fils was born at St.-Jacques in February 1791, Alexandre in October 1792, Michel le jeune in September 1794, Étienne in the mid-1790s, Désiré in August 1805, Benjamin in c1806, Simon Edmond in Ascension Parish in May 1810, and Édouard in St. James Parish in July 1812 but died at age 2 in September 1814.  Their daughters married into the Gaudet and Poché families.  Pierre died in St. James Parish in September 1849; the St. James priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Pierre died at "age 83 yrs.," but he probably was closer to 80.  One of his sons married four times and settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Another son remained in St. James. 

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Étienne married Susanne, called Suzette, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Melançon of Attakapas, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in July 1811.  Their son Étienne, fils was born in St. James Parish in October 1813 but died at age 4 1/2 in March 1818, and Pierre Eugène, called Eugène, was born in July 1818.  Étienne remarried to fellow Acadian Marie Céleste or Célestine Landry, widow of Étienne Theriot of West Baton Rouge Parish, probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in May 1822, and remarried again--his third marriage--to Élise or Élisabeth Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Blanchard, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1825.  Their son Melon Louis Désiré, also called Louis Léon Désiré, was born near Baton Rouge in October 1825.  Their daughter married a Richard cousin.  Étienne remarried yet again--his fourth marriage!--to Julie or Julienne Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Lejeune, at the Baton Rouge church in September 1832.  Their son François Villeneuve, called Villeneuve, was born near Baton Rouge in September 1834.  Their daughter married into the Bauer family.  Étienne died near Baton Rouge in April 1836; the priest who recorded his burial said that Étienne died at "age ca. 40 yrs.," but he probably was a few years older.  A daughter had been born to him and his fourth wife two months before he died. 

Eugène, by his father's first wife, likely married Joséphine Jofferion or Jefferson.  Their son Étienne Isidore was born in St. James Parish in January 1842.  They were living in West Baton Rouge Parish in 1844.  Eugène died in St. James Parish in June 1846; the St. James priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Eugène died at "age 26 yrs."; Pierre Eugène would have been 27 years old at the time, so this probably was him. 

Louis Léon Désiré, by his father's third wife, married cousin Marie Nathalie or Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Prosper Pierre Blanchard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1849.  Louis Léon Désiré "of West Baton Rouge Parish" died in November 1853; he was only 28 years old.  His family line may have died with him. 

Villeneuve, by his father's fourth wife, married Marie Irma, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Labauve, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1855.  Villeneuve died near Brusly in August 1856; he was only a month shy of age 22.  His family died with him. 

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Désiré died in St. James Parish in January 1829.  He was only 23 years old and did not marry. 

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Michel le jeune died in St. James Parish in April 1831.  The St. James priest who recorded his burial said that Michel was 34 years old when he died, but he was 36.  Michel probably did not marry. 

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Benjamin married first cousin Marie Elmina, Elvina, or Elmire, daughter of his uncle Jean Pierre Richard, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in September 1842; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Benjamin, called Benjamin, was born in St. James Parish in April 1848 but died at age 5 1/2 in September 1853, and Jean Émile was born in February 1850.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Benjamin died in St. James Parish in November 1850; the St. James priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or the name of a wife, said that Benjamin died at "age 45 years" and "left [a] wife and four children." 

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Paul, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in October 1770, probably died young. 

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Michel, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in December 1775, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Michel, at St.-Jacques in February 1795.  Their twin sons Éloi and Michel, fils were born at St. James in November 1804 but Éloi died at age 4 in January 1809, a second Éloi was born in January 1810, Jean Marie le jeune, also called Henry, in March 1812, and Pierre Théogène in February 1818 but died at age 7 in February 1825.  Their daughters married into the Blouin, Gaudin, LeBlanc, and Richard families.  Michel, père died in St. James Parish in February 1821; he was only 45 years old.  One of his sons settled on lower Bayou Teche but returned to the river.  His brothers, on the other hand, remained on the river. 

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Michel, fils married Cléonise, also called Eléonise, Elponise, Econile, Léonise, Louise, and Phelonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain LeBlanc, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in June 1821.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Michel III was born in July 1824, Théosin in c1827 but died at age 6 in April 1833, Théogène was born in October 1828, Victor was born in November 1836, and Joseph in July 1842.  They also had a son named Honorat Théodule or Théodule Honoré.  Their daughters married into the Besson, Dugas, Gilbert, Guilfou or Guilfout, and Rousseau families.  

Théogène may have died near Convent, St. James Parish, in November 1845.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who gave the parents' names, said that Théodule Honoré, as he called him, died at "age 15 yrs.," but Théogène would have been 17. 

Michel III married Laura, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Onésime Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in December 1847.  Their son Michel Olésime was born in Ascension Parish in August 1848 but died 8 days after his birth, Constant Gustave was born in December 1851 but died at age 2 1/2 in June 1854, and Jean or John Michel was born September 1853 but died the following February.  Michel III died in Ascension Parish in August 1858; he was only 34 years old.  Did his family line die with him? 

Honorat Théodule, as the recording priest called him, married cousin Marie Elvania, called Elvania, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Duval Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in September 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Ignace was born in Ascension Parish in February 1853, Honorat Théodule, fils in December 1857 but died at age 8 1/2 in August 1866, and Michel N. was born in April 1864.

Joseph married Joséphine, daughter of Pierre Rougeau, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1868.  Their son Pierre Joseph was born in Ascension Parish in May 1870. 

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Éloi married Marie Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Templet, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1831.  Their son Éloi Dava or Dava Éloi was born in Ascension Parish in January 1834 but died at age 9 in March 1843.

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Jean Marie le jeune married Marie Élise, called Élise and Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Manuel Braud, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in September 1831.  They moved to the lower Bayou Teche valley later in the decade but returned to the river and settled in Ascension Parish by the late 1840s.  Their son Jean Marie Mathieu was born in Ascension Parish in November 1838, Armand in Lafayette Parish in January 1842, and Lazard Augustin near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1845.  Their daughters married into the Baille, Baye, or Boyer, Hébert, LeBlanc, Lirette, and Rivet families, most of them on upper Bayou Lafourche, and one in St. James Parish.  Jean Marie le jeune died by April 1864, when he was listed as deceased in a daughter's marriage record. 

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Youngest son Jean-Pierre, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1784, married Anne Marie, called Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Melançon, at St. James in February 1804.  Their son Jean Marie le jeune was born at St. James in April 1805 but died at age 4 in March 1809, Napoléon was born in June 1807, and Pierre Césaire, called Césaire, in April 1814.  Their daughter married into the Bourgeois family.  Jean Pierre remarried to Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Gabriel Braud of Assumption Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in June 1824; Jean Pierre was 40 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Jean Émile was born in St. James Parish in March 1829, and Joseph Émile in c1837 but died at "his sister's, Mrs. Benjamin Richard," age 10, in October 1847.  Their daughters married Gaudet and Richard cousins.  Jean Pierre died in St. James Parish in August 1839; he was 55 years old. 

Césaire, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Elise or Elisa, daughter of his first cousin Étienne Richard of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1843.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Iberville parishes before moving to St. Landry Parish in the early 1850s. 

Joseph RICHARD (1758-?; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin)

Joseph, younger son of Jean-Baptiste Richard and his first wife Catherine Cormier, born in Georgia in March 1758, followed his family to Louisiana in 1764.  He was baptized at New Orleans in late February of 1764 and was taken to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  One wonders if he survived childhood. 

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In 1765, four Richard families, one of them led by a widow--11 more members of the family--reached Louisiana from Halifax and settled at Cabanocé, where they no doubt were warmly greeted by their cousins already there:

Joseph dit Vieux Richard of Port-Royal, age 48, came with wife Anne Blanchard of Port-Royal, age 40, three daughters--Marie-Anastasie, age 6, Rosalie, age 2, and newborn Anne-Marie--and nephew Joseph Richard le jeune, age 3.  Joseph dit Vieux and Anne had another daughter in Louisiana but no sons.  From St.-Jacques, they moved upriver to Ascension.  Their daughters married into the Guilbeau and Landry families and settled on the western prairies.  Nephew Joseph le jeune remained on the river.  Joseph dit Vieux died at his son-in-law Basile Landry's home at Ascension in February 1777; Joseph was 59 years old.  His line of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

Another Joseph Richard, age unrecorded, came with wife Agnès Hébert dit Manuel, age unrecorded, and two children--Louis and Marie, their ages also unrecorded.  They had more children in Louisiana.  Joseph remarried to a fellow Acadian at nearby Ascension in August 1772.  Of the 1765 arrivals, only he created a new family line on the river, but his sons and grandsons moved on to Bayou Lafourche. 

Rosalie Thibodeau of Pointe Beauséjour, Chignecto, age unrecorded, widow of Claude Richard, came with son Joseph, age unrecorded.  Rosalie remarried to a Canadian at New Orleans but died by February 1768, when her second husband remarried at Cabanocé.  Son Joseph left the river for the Attakapas District by the early 1790s. 

Yet another Joseph Richard, this one from Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, age 29, came alone.  One wonders what happened to him in the colony.

Marguerite Richard, age 20, came with husband Charles Préjean of Chepoudy, age 29.  Marguerite was pregnant when they reached the colony and bore a son at New Orleans that November.  In the 1770s, Marguerite and her family left the river for the western prairies. 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD, fils (c1736-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin)

Joseph, fils, son of Joseph Richard and his first wife Marie-Josèphe Comeau dit Grandjean, born probably at Chignecto in c1736, escaped the roundup at Chignecto in 1755 and married Agnès, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Hébert dit Manuel and widow of ____ Bourgeois, during Le Grand Dérangement.  They came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 with two children and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where their marriage was formally recognized in November 1766.  Joseph's paternal uncle Jean-Baptiste, among the first Acadians to come to Louisiana, had settled at Cabanocé the year before, which may have prompted him to settle there, too.  Joseph and Agnès's daughters married into the De Rohan, Hébert, Labauve, and Martin (French Canadian, not Acadian) families, and one of them settled on the western prairies.  Joseph remarried to Marie-Claire, called Claire, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Martin dit Barnabé and widow of Barthélemy Godin dit Bellefontaine, at Ascension in August 1772.  Their daughter married into the Bernard (German Creole, not Acadian) and Theriot families.  Only one of his four sons created a family of his own, and all of his sons settled on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Oldest son Louis, by his father's first wife, born probably in Acadia during Le Grand Dérangement, may have died young. 

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Joseph, by his father's first wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1772, also may have died young. 

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Pierre, by his father's second wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in September 1773, married Marie-Héloise, -Louise, or -Élise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Melançon of Ascension, at St.-Jacques in February 1801.  Their son Simon le jeune was born at St.-Jacques in March 1802 but died 7 weeks later, Eugène-Placide, called Placide, was born in July 1803, twins Jacques and Joseph in February 1809 but Jacques died at age 1 1/2 in October 1810, and Jean Baptiste was born in c1811.  Their daughter married into the Prejean family and, like her brothers, settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Pierre remarried to Marie, daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Ory and widow of Antoine Bachelier, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1814.  Their son Eugène was born near Convent in November 1817 but died at age 15 in July 1833, and Pierre, fils was born in November 1820.  Their daughters married into the Laiche and Tircuit families; one of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Pierre, père died near Convent in October 1823; the priest who recorded his burial noted that Pierre left a "wife and seven children"; the priest also noted that Pierre died at "age 44," but he was closer to 50.  Three of his sons and at least two of his daughters settled on Bayou Lafourche.  His youngest son remained on the river and settled in Pointe Coupee Parish, where few other Acadians lived. 

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Placide, by his father's first wife, married Marie Adèle, called Adèle, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Marin Dugas of St. James Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1825.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Joseph, by his father's first wife, married Rose or Rosalie, 20-year-old daughter of French Creole Nicolas Albert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1833; Rose's mother was a Bourg.  They, too, remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Jean Baptiste, by his father's first wife, married 18-year-old Azélie, another daughter of French Creole Nicolas Albert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1833.  They also remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Pierre, fils, by his father's second wife, married Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of German Creole François Oubre, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in August 1853.  Their son Joseph Louis was born in St. James Parish in February 1856, Pierre Émile in Pointe Coupee Parish in March 1862, and Camille near Convent in March 1864 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1865. 

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Youngest son Simon, by his father's second wife, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in February 1775, died at St.-Jacques in October 1796.  He was only 21 years old.  The priest who recorded his burial called him "an orphan & single." 

Joseph RICHARD (c1736?-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Michel dit Lafond?)

Joseph, son of perhaps Joseph Richard and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc, born perhaps at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, in c1736, escaped the British roundup of 1755 and found refuge with other Acadian exiles on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765, still a bachelor, and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  One wonders if he married. 

Joseph RICHARD le jeune (c1762-1827?; Michel dit Sansoucy, René dit Beaupré, Pierre dit Beaupré)

Joseph, nephew and namesake of Joseph dit Vieux Richard, born probably at Halifax in c1762, came to Louisiana with his uncle in 1765, went with him to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, and was living with his uncle's family on the right, or west, bank of the river at Ascension in 1770.  Joseph may have died near Baton Rouge in April 1827; if so, he was age "ca. 65 yrs." at the time of his death.  Did he marry?

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In September 1766, a widow came to Louisiana from exile in Maryland and settled near her husband's cousins at Cabanocé:

Marie LeBlanc, age 32, widow of Joseph Richard, came with daughter Marguerite, age 6.  Marguerite remained at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where she married Joseph, son of Pripque Fagniant, perhaps a Frenchman, in July 1773. 

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In July 1767, four more Richard families, one led by a widow--12 more members of the family--came to Louisiana in the second contingent of exiles from Maryland.  They hoped to settle with their relatives at Cabanocé, but Spanish Governor Ulloa insisted that they settle at a new Acadian community, St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, upriver from Cabanocé.  When the Maryland Acadians saw how close St.-Gabriel was to Cabanocé, they acquiesced to the arrangement.  Soon Cabanocé and St.-Gabriel were being called the Acadian Coast.  These new arrivals from Maryland added substantially to the number of Richards living on the Acadian Coast: 

Pierre Richard of Chignecto, age 55, a widower, came with son Amand, age 23, Amand's wife Marie Breau, age 25, their two sons--Simon, age 3, and Joseph, an infant--and 12-year-old orphan Marie Boudrot.  Pierre did not remarry.  Amand and Marie had more children in Louisiana, including a son. 

Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, age 55, widow of Joseph Richard, came with two grown sons--Simon-Henry, age 27, and Paul, age 20.  Simon remained on the river, but Paul moved to the Attakapas District.  Marie did not remarry. 

Mathurin Richard of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, age 25, came with wife Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Landry, age 30.  Mathurin and Élisabeth moved to the Opelousas District in the 1770s. 

Marguerite Richard of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, age 24, Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc's daughter, came with husband Jean-Baptiste Forest, age 31, and two children, ages 3 and 1.  Marguerite remarried to Cyrille, son of fellow Acadian Michel Rivet of Ste.-Famille, probably at St.-Gabriel in May 1770 and remained at St.-Gabriel

Madeleine Richard of Minas, age 29, came with husband Pierre Babin of Minas, age 43, a 3-year-old son, and a teenaged orphan.  Madeleine remarried to Théodore, son of fellow Acadian Claude Dugas, at St.-Jacques in April 1778 and may have died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in November 1811, in her early 70s. 

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Richard, age 24, came with husband Pierre Brasseur dit Brasseux of Grand-Pré, age 25, and an infant daughter.  They remained at St.-Gabriel, where Élisabeth died a widow in July 1807; she was 64 years old. 

Another Marguerite Richard, age 24, came with brother Joseph, age 23.  Marguerite married Jean-Baptiste, son of fellow Acadian Paul Hébert, at Ascension in June 1774 and settled at St.-Gabriel.  Joseph also married, twice, and settled at Ascension. 

Descendants of Simon-Henry RICHARD (c1740-1812; Michel dit Sansoucy, Michel dit Lafond)

Simon-Henry, second son of Joseph Richard and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc, born probably at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit in c1740, was exiled with his family to Maryland in 1755.  He came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and a younger brother in 1767 and followed them to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, where he married Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Landry, in May 1770.  Spanish officials counted them on the "right bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Broussard families.  Simon Henry died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1812; he was 72 years old.  Three of his four sons created families of their own in Iberville Parish. 

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Oldest son Simon, fils, called Simonet, born at St.-Gabriel in March 1773, married Marie Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Braud, at Ascension in January 1806.  Their son Simon Marcellin, called Marcellin, was born near St. Gabriel in November 1807, Jean Henri in February 1812, and Pierre Rosémond, called Rosémond, in December 1822.  Their daughters married into the Billon Morin, Braud, Hébert, Roth, and Trabaud families.  Simonet died near St. Gabriel in October 1835; he was 62 years old. 

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Marcellin married cousin Marie Laurenza, called Laurenza, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Léandre Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1833.  Their son Charles Taylor was born in Iberville Parish in November 1848.  Their daughters married into the Bonicard and Landry families. 

Charles Taylor married Fidelise, daughter of Saintville Parent, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in December 1869; Fidelise's mother was a Landry.  Their son Simon Evariste was born near Gonzales in October 1870. 

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Jean Henri married Marie Adèle, daughter of German Creole Sébastien Frederic, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1844; Marie's mother was a Guidry.  Their son Jean Fillmore was born in Iberville Parish in November 1848.  Jean Henri died in Iberville Parish in July 1850; he was only 38 years old. 

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Pierre Rosémond married cousin Marguerite Ludivine, called Divine, another daughter of Charles Léandre Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1849.  Their son Pierre Rosémond, fils, called Rosémond, was born in Iberville Parish in July 1850 but died at age 10 months in May 1851, and Amédée Savinien was born in October 1852 but died at age 11 months in September 1853. 

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Joseph-Xavier, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in May 1777, married cousin Anne-Marie or -Marine, called Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon-Joseph Dupuis, at St.-Gabriel in 1801; Marine's mother, also, was a Landry.  Their son Joseph-Magloire was born at St.-Gabriel in July 1802, Auguste-Lazare in February 1804, Louis Élie, called Élie, in August 1805, and Gédéon Philemon in August 1809 but died at age 4 in July 1813.  Was Joseph Xavier the Joseph Richard who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, at age 30 in 1810? 

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Joseph Magloire may have married Spanish Creole Marie or Mary Suarez in a civil ceremony probably in Iberville Parish during the 1820s.  Their son Euphémon was born near St. Gabriel in August 1834, Edgard in October 1840, and Alcée, perhaps also called Alcide, in January 1843.  Their daughters married into the Charre, Emeau, Hébert, Kenner, Leonard, Matherne, Nereau, and Sellier families, one of them on lower Bayou Teche. 

Alcée, called Alcide by the recording priest, may have married cousin Angelina Richard.  Their son Alcide, fils was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in September 1866. 

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Élie married Maria Delia, called Delia, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Gaudin, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in July 1831.  Their son Louis Jules was born near St. Gabriel in April 1832 but died at age 3 1/2 in September 1835, and Louis was born in April 1839.  Élie remarried to Célanie or Celina, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Braud and widow of Adélard Babin, at the St. Gabriel church in February 1843.  Their son Paul Olivier, called Olivier, a twin, was born near St. Gabriel in July 1846.

Olivier, by his father's second wife, married Octavine, daughter of French Creole Léon Duplessis, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in March 1869; Octavine's mother was a Dupuy

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Auguste Lazare married fellow Acadian Hélène Hébert.  Their son Théophile was born near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in September 1834.  Auguste Lazare died near St. Gabriel in July 1843; he was only 39 years old. 

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Paul-Grégoire, born at St.-Gabriel in September 1779, married Henriette, another daughter of Paul Braud, at Ascension in April 1803.  Their son Louis Benjamin, called Benjamin, was born near St. Gabriel in February 1804, Jérôme Trasimond, called Trasimond, in November 1805, Augustin Valéry in December 1807, an unnamed son, born in c1810, died near St. Gabriel, age 13, in November 1823, Pierre Melon was born in October 1813, Gerasime Leufroi or Leufroi Gerasime in July 1817, and Joseph Michel, perhaps also called F. Misaël, in March 1821 or 1823.  Paul died near St. Gabriel in August 1832; he was only 52 years old. 

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Benjamin married cousin Marie Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Sébastien Guidry, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in March 1832; Marie's mother, also, was a Braud.  Their son Louis Émile was born near St. Gabriel in February 1832, Jules in April 1840, Adonis in April 1846 but died at age 7 1/2 in September 1853, and Paul was born in March 1852.  Their daughter married into the Barbay family. 

Louis Émile died "as a result of a fall down the hold of the Steamboat Belle Creole" in January 1848.  The St. Gabriel priest who recorded the young man's burial said that Louis Émile died at "age 14 years, 11 months," but he was a month shy of age 16. 

Jules married Marie Victoire or Victoria, called Victoria, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hotaire Orillion, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in June 1865.  They settled near the boundary between Iberville and Ascension parishes.  Their son Joseph Kotman was born in September 1867, and Paul Albert in August 1869. 

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Trasimond married Marie Uranie, called Uranie, daughter of François Philogène Pujol, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1833.  Their son Jacques Édouard was born near St. Gabriel in June 1834 but died at age 4 in September 1838, Trasimond Alexandre was born in October 1839 but died at age 11 months in October 1840, Alexandre Élie was born in October 1841 but died at age 2 1/2 in June 1844, and a newborn infant, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in July 1843.  Their daughters married into the Allain, Gerber, and LeBlanc families. 

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Leufroi Gerasime married cousin Marie Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Braud, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1840.  Their son Joseph Albert was born near St. Gabriel in April 1841, Avit Leufroi in June 1845, and Jean Baptiste in March 1857.  Their daughter married into the Grabert family.

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Joseph Michel may have died near St. Gabriel in July 1847.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that F. Misaël, as he called him, died at "age 26 years," so this probably was Joseph Michel.  Did he marry?  

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Youngest son Jacques-Auguste, called Auguste, born at St.-Gabriel in February 1782, died near St. Gabriel in March 1841.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said that Auguste, "a bachelor," died at "age 58 years," so this was him.  One wonders why Auguste never married.   

Descendants of Amand RICHARD (c1744-1770s; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René)

Amand, son of Pierre Richard and Marguerite Granger, born probably at Minas in c1744, was exiled with his family to Maryland in 1755 and married fellow Acadian Marie Breau in the English colony in c1763.  They came to Louisiana with his widowed father, two sons, and a young cousin in 1767 and settled at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  They had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  Their daughter married into the Gautreaux family.  Amand died probably at St.-Gabriel by March 1777, when his wife was listed in a census there as a widow.  One of his sons moved to Bayou Teche, but the others remained on the river.  His first son's line was especially vigorous.  His two youngest sons' lines may not have survived. 

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Oldest son Simon, born in Maryland in c1764, married Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Joachim dit Bénoni Mire, at St.-Jacques in January 1786.  Their son Simon, fils was born at St.-Jacques in January 1787, Joseph le jeune in March 1790, Louis le jeune in March 1792, Valentin-Augustin, called Augustin, in March 1794, Jean-Baptiste in March 1799, Paul in March 1801, and Laurent-Noël or Noël-Laurent in December 1802.  Their daughter married into the Gravois family.  Simon remarried to Françoise, daughter of French Creole Jean Lemaire of St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands on the Upper German Coast and widow of Louis Rome, at St. James in October 1804; Simon was 40 years old at the time of the wedding.  One of his sons and several of his grandsons settled on the western prairies, and another son moved to Bayou Lafourche.  The others remained on the river. 

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Simon, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite, daughter of Hubert Janny or Janise, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1808; Marguerite's mother was a Brasseaux.  They remained in St. Landry Parish. 

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Louis le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Laurent Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1815.  Their son Michel was born near Convent in September 1816, Louis, fils in February 1833, Germain in May 1839, and Epiphore Donat in January 1842.  They also had a son named Optime, unless he was Epiphore Donat.  Their daughters married into the Chauvin, Duhon, Dupupet, Grégoire, Jacob, Landry, Laurent, Malarcher, and Perrin families.  Louis le jeune died near Convent in October 1848; he was 56 years old. 

Michel died near Convent, St. James Parish, in May 1840.  He was only 23 years old and probably did not marry. 

Optime married Laurentia, daughter of fellow Acadian François Dugas, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1861.

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Augustin, by his father's first wife, married cousin Anne Rosalie or Roseline, daughter of Michel Richard, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1816.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at age 6 days in St. James Parish in November 1816, Augustin, fils was born in Ascension Parish in April 1820, Simon le jeune in St. James Parish in March 1822, and Privat Euphémon, called Euphémon, in Ascension Parish in August 1825.  Their daughters married into the Copponex and LeBlanc families.  Augustin died in Ascension Parish in December 1866; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Augustin died at "age 73 years," but he was "only" 72.  Two of his sons moved to lower Bayou Teche during the late antebellum period, and a third son moved to St. Landry Parish after the War Between the States. 

Simon le jeune married Célestine, daughter of French Creole Evariste Blouin, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in May 1848; Célestine's mother was an Arceneaux.  They lived near the boundary between St. James and Ascension parishes.  Their son Simon Thelesmar or Thelesmar Simon was born in March 1849, Joseph Augustin in August 1852, Josephe[sic] Evariste in July 1854, Joseph Oscar, called Oscar, in April 1856 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1857, Paul was born in January 1861, Joseph Lee in February 1863, and Louis in March 1865.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family in St. Landry Parish.  Simon le jeune died in St. Landry Parish in September 1866; he was only 44 years old; his succession record, identifying his wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February 1867. 

Thelesmar Simon married Madeleine Alida or Olida, daughter of French Creole Joseph Carrière, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1867.  They remained in St. Landry Parish. 

Euphémon married Eléonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Nicolas LeBlanc, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in June 1852. 

Augustin, fils married Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Grégoire Bodin, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in August 1853; Mélanie's mother was a LeBlanc.  They remained on the lower Teche and created a large family. 

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Joseph le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of French Creole Pierre Grenier, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in January 1817.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near St. Gabriel in October 1817.  Did this family line survive? 

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Jean Baptiste, by his father's first wife, married Hortense, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier LeBlanc, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1818.  Their lived in St. James Parish before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche during the 1820s. 

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Paul, by his father's first wife, married Marie or Marine, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Landry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1820.  Their son Louis le jeune was born near Convent in September 1821, and Éloi in November 1824.  Paul died near Convent in October 1826; he was only 25 years old. 

Louis le jeune married cousin Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Mire, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1843; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Louis, fils, a twin, was born near Convent in June 1846, Joseph Denys in April 1848, and Paul Césaire in August 1850.  Their daughter married a Lanoux cousin.  Louis le jeune died by February 1867, when he was listed as deceased in a daughter's marriage record. 

Louis, fils married first cousin Emma, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodule Mire, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1869; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son François Louis was born near Convent in April 1870. 

Éloi married cousin Marie Osile or Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian Drosin Mire, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1846.  Éloi died near Convent in April 1859; the priest who recorded his marriage said that Éloi died at "age 45 years," but he was only 34.  Did his family line die with him? 

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Noël Laurent, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Babin, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1825; Marie's mother was a Richard.  Their son Laurent Telesphore, called Telesphore, was born in Ascension Parish in August 1831.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc, Mire, and Melançon families.  Noël died in Ascension Parish in March 1849; he was only 46 years old. 

Telesphore married cousin Silvanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Drausin Mire, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in December 1856; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry; Telesphore's sister Scholastique married Silvanie's brother Dumesnil.  Telesphore and Silvanie's child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Convent in October 1857, and Laurent Telesphore, fils was born in April 1860. 

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Joseph, born in Maryland in March 1767 on the eve of his family's voyage to Louisiana, married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Jacques Babin, at St.-Jacques in June 1787.  Three sons were born to them at St.-Jacques and Ascension.  During the early antebellum period they moved to the Attakapas District and settled at L'Anse à Michaud on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughter remained on the river and married into the Bertrand (German Creole, not Acadian) family. 

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Louis, born probably at St.-Gabriel in the late 1760s or early 1770s, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Blanchard, at St.-Jacques in October 1793, and remarried to Félicité, another daughter of Joachim dit Béloni Mire and a widow, at St.-Jacques in April 1795. He and his two wives may have been among those rare Acadian couples who had no children. 

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Youngest son Désiré-Valentin or Valentin-Désiré, also called Dositée and Valéry, born at Ascension in August 1775, married Susanne, daughter of German Creole David Marks of St.-Charles des Allemands, at St.-Jacques in June 1797.  Their son Valentin, fils was born at St.-Jacques in April 1798.  Valentin-Désiré remarried to Anne Marguerite, called Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babin, at St.-Jacques in July 1800; Marguerite had come to Louisiana in December 1788 with the Joseph Gravois party aboard La Brigite from Île St.-Pierre.  Valentin and Marguerite's son Narcisse was born at St.-Jacques in April 1800, and Moïse in March 1805.  One wonders if any of Valentin, père's sons married, and if this family line survived. 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD (c1744-1793?; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René)

Joseph, son of Claude Richard and Cécile Melançon, born probably at Minas in c1744, was exiled with his family to Maryland in 1755.  He came to Louisiana in 1767, still a bachelor, and settled at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  He married Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Landry, at nearby Ascension in June 1774, but they probably were counted on the east bank of the river at St.-Gabriel in 1777.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Blanchard, Landry, LeBlanc, and McDougal families.  Joseph remarried to cousin Cécile, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Dupuy and widow of Joseph Breaux, at Ascension in April 1784; Cécile's mother was a Richard.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Comeaux, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  He probably was the Joseph Richard who died at St.-Gabriel in November 1793; sadly, the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give Joseph's parents' names, mention a wife, or even give his age at the time of his death. 

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Oldest son Joseph, fils, by his father's first wife, born probably at St.-Gabriel in c1777, married cousin Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1812.  They settled in Ascension Parish.  Their son Joseph III was born in December 1813, Théodule in June 1818, Pierre Adolphe, called Adolphe, in August 1820, Jean Achille, called Achille, in August 1822, Toussaint Hainault in October 1824 or 1825, and Vital Enon in April 1828.  Their daughter married into the Theriot family.  Was this the Joseph Richard who died in Ascension Parish in October 1829?  If so, he would have been 50 years old when he died. 

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Joseph III married Marie Eugénie, called Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse LeBlanc, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1834.  Their twins sons Joseph IV and Narcisse were born near St. Gabriel in April 1836, Pierre Adolphe, called P. Adolphe, in June 1840, Joseph Avery, called Avery, in March 1842 but died at age 16 1/2 in October 1858, Alfred died at "age 5-6 months" in September 1843, Paul Albert, called Albert, was born in September 1844, and Alfred Vincent in August 1849 but died at age 1 1/2 in February 1851.  Their daughter married into the Landry family. 

Joseph IV married Flora Cécile, daughter of French Creole Pierre Misaël Lambremont, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in December 1862; Flora's mother was a Braud.

Narcisse died in Ascension Parish in August 1866.  He was only 30 years old.  Did he marry? 

Pierre Adolphe married Kenelia, daughter of Eugène Francis Gaiennie, at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, in November 1866.

Paul Albert married Louise Elizabeth, called Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Whaley or Waley, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in February 1867.

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Théodule married Marie Emelina or Melina, daughter of French Creole Pierre Dufour, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1838.  Their son Louis Aimé, called L. Aimé, was born in Ascension Parish in August 1839, Joseph Armand, called Armand, in November 1841, Jean Émile in November 1857 but died a week after his birth, and Charles Rodolph Fernand was born in December 1859.  Their daughter likely married into the Libano family. 

Louis Aimé married Clara, daughter of French Creole Pierre Cire, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in April 1866.

Armand married Manette, daughter of Spanish Immigrant Philibert Dupuy or Dupuis, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in May 1866.  Their son George Hubert was born in Ascension Parish in November 1868. 

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Jean Achille married Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of Augustin Guilfout, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1842.  Their son Jean Achille, fils was born in Ascension Parish in June 1849.  Jean Achille, père died "at New Orleans" in October 1867; the Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Achille died at "age ca. 46 years"; Jean Achille would have been 45, so this probably was him.  One wonders what he was doing in the city at the time of his death. 

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Pierre Adolphe married cousin Marie Laura or Laure, daughter of French Creole Cyprien Mollere, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1843; Marie's mother was a Landry; they had to secure a dispensation for fourth degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Joseph Léonce was born in Ascension Parish in February 1847. 

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Another Joseph, fils, by his father's second wife, died at St.-Gabriel 4 days after his birth in February 1785.

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Youngest son Pierre-Paul, by his father's second wife, born at St.-Gabriel in December 1787, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Brasset, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1812.  Their infant, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near St. Gabriel at birth in February 1816, and Pierre, fils was born in December 1823.  Their daughter married into the Roth family.  Pierre died near St. Gabriel in January 1834; the priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Pierre died at "age 48 yrs.," but Pierre Paul was only 46. 

Pierre, fils married Marie Amelia, called Amelia, daughter of French Creole Joseph Barthélémy Ramouin, Ramoin, or Ramon, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in April 1846; Amelia's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Pierre Émile was born in Iberville Parish in January 1851 but died at age 7 1/2 in October 1858, Joseph Barthélémy was born in March 1857, Gabriel Oscar in November 1860, and Alfred Antoine in June 1864. 

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In February 1768, another Richard from Maryland came to the colony as part of the extended family from Port Tobacco led by the Breau brothers of Pigiguit.  Governor Ulloa sent them far upriver to Fort San Luìs de Natchez, where they did not want to go: 

Anne Richard, age 43, came with husband Jean-Baptiste Dupuis, age 38, and three children, ages 16, 13, and 4.  After Ulloa's successor, General Alejandro O'Reilly, allowed them to leave Natchez, they moved downriver to Ascension, much closer to their kinsmen on the Acadian Coast.  Anne died a widow in Ascension Parish in November 1811; she was 86 years old. 

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The largest continent of Richards to find refuge in Louisiana appeared 21 years after the first of their kinsmen had come to the colony.  Nearly three dozen of them arrived aboard six of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Most chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche, but some of them settled on the river near their cousins already there: 

Pierre Richard of Port-Royal, age 72, one of the oldest Acadians to emigrate to Louisiana, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him were second wife Françoise Daigre, age 55, and four children--Anselme, age 20, Joseph, age 18, Marie-Jeanne, age 14, and Pierre-Auguste, age 11.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Daughter Marie-Jeanne married a Daigre cousin.  Pierre died at Manchac in November 1794; he was 81 years old.  Oldest son Anselme did not marry, but Pierre's other sons did marry and remained on the river.  Pierre was an older brother of Joseph dit Vieux, who had come to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 and settled at St.-Jacques on the river; when Pierre reached the colony in 1785, however, his younger brother had been dead for seven years. 

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Marie-Josèphe Richard, age 30, widow of Frenchman François Basset, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were a 5-year-old daughter and older sister Marie-Geneviève, age 32.  Marie-Josèphe remarried to Frenchman Louis Ménard, and Marie-Geneviève married German Jean Jaineman at New Orleans soon after they reached the colony.  They remained at New Orleans.  Marie-Josèphe remarried again--her third marriage--to Spanish soldier José Gracia at New Orleans in July 1795.  Marie-Geneviève died at New Orleans in April 1803; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 38 or 39 years old when she died, but she was 56. 

Jeanne Richard, age 40, crossed on L'Amitié with husband Joseph Benard of Russia, age 46, and three children, ages 19, 7, and 2.  They went to the Isleño community of San Bernardo, south of New Orleans. 

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Geneviève Richard, age 37, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  With her were second husband Victor Boudrot, age 55, and seven children, including a daughter by her first husband, ages 30 to infant, as well as her husband's son-in-law.  They followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  After leaving Bayou des Écores, perhaps after Victor died, they moved to the Fort Bute area of Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where Geneviève remarried again--her third marriage--to Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Victor LeBlanc, in September 1787. 

Marguerite-Marie Richard, age 16, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel with stepfather Joseph Hébert of Cobeguit, age 40, her mother Marguerite Daigle, age 45, and four step-siblings, ages 18 to infant.  They, too, went to Bayou des Écores, and they also did not remain there.  Marguerite-Marie married Jean-Raphaël, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry, at Lafourche in August 1789. 

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The eldest and youngest of the Richard brothers from France who settled on the river did not produce new family lines, but the second brother created a line that survived in what became West Baton Rouge Parish:   

Anselme RICHARD (1765-1786; Michel dit Sansoucy, René dit Beaupré, Pierre dit Beaupré)

Anselme, eldest son of Pierre Richard and his second wife Françoise Daigre, born at Morlaix, France, in February 1765, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled with them at Baton Rouge.  He died at Baton Rouge in January 1786, soon after they settled there.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry. 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD (c1767-?; Michel dit Sansoucy, René dit Beaupré, Pierre dit Beaupré)

Joseph, second son of Pierre Richard and his second wife Françoise Daigre, born on Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in c1767, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled with them at Baton Rouge, where he married Perpétué, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Aucoin, in January 1788.  Perpétué, a native of Bristol, England, had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships.  Spanish officials counted them at Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, in 1788.  Their daughter married into the Doiron family. 

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Oldest son Joseph, fils, born at Manchac in November 1788, married Marie, also called Emérite, Mérite, and Myrtie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jacques Blanchard, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1813.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in November 1825, Joachim Augustin in September 1827, and Fergus in December 1830.  Their daughters married into the Foret and Parent families. 

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Joachim Augustin married cousin Aimée or Émée, daughter of fellow Acadian Armand Blanchard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in March 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for ___ degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Augustin Rodolphe was born in February 1851, James William, called William, in April 1857 but died at age 2 in June 1859, and Joseph was born in September 1860. 

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Jean Baptiste married cousin Marie Celima or Celina, daughter of fellow Acadian Bouvier Daigre, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Talbert Philippe was born near Brusly in August 1851.  Jean Baptiste may have died in West Baton Rouge Parish in July 1859; the Baton Rouge priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste "of West Baton Rouge Parish" died at "age ca. 26 years," but this Jean Baptiste would have been 33. 

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Fergus married cousin Émelie, another daughter of Armand Blanchard, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1855.  Their son James William was born near Brusly in July 1857 but died at age 2 in June 1859. 

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François-Alonso, born at Manchac in November 1791, may have died young.

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Paul-Simon, born at Manchac in May 1793, died probably at Manchac in November 1832.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Paul died at "age ca. 40 yrs."  He was 39 years old and probably did not marry.   

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Pierre-Augustin, called Augustin, born at Manchac in March 1795, married Léonore, daughter of French Creole Bernard Dauterive, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1828.  Augustin died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, in February 1865; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Augustin died "at age 75 yrs.," but he was a month shy of 70; his succession record, indentifying his wife, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, less than two weeks after his death.  When did he moved from the river to Bayou Teche?  Did he father any children? 

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Raphaël-Benjamin, born at Manchac in February 1799, died near Baton Rouge in January 1851.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Raphaël died at "age 50 years"; Raphaël Benjamin would have been a month shy of age 52.  

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Youngest son Pierre-Jean-Baptiste, born at Manchac in July 1802, also may have died young. 

Pierre-Auguste RICHARD (1774-1809; Michel dit Sansoucy, René dit Beaupré, Pierre dit Beaupré)

Pierre-Auguste, called Auguste, third and youngest son of Pierre Richard and his second wife Françoise Daigre, born at Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France in January 1774, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled with them at Baton Rouge, where he married Marie-Jeanne, daughter of French Creole Charles Dardenne of Natchitoches, in December 1796.  They settled near Plaquemine in Iberville Parish.  Auguste died at Plaquemine in March 1809; he was only 35 years old.  His line of the family may have died with him. 

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Other RICHARDs on the River

Area church and civil record make it difficult to link many Richards on the river with known Acadian lines of the family there.  The priests at St. Gabriel and Donaldsonville were especially negligent in their record keeping.  One suspects that some of the Richards who lived on the river during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by members of the family or whose progenitor bore the given name "Richard": 

Marguerite Richard died at St.-Gabriel in January 1795.  The priest who recorded her burial did not give her parents' names, mention a husband, or give her age at the time of her death. 

Joseph Richard died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in 1810.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at age 30. 

Joseph Richard died near Baton Rouge in March 1836.  The priest who recorded his burial, and who did not give his parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at age 40. 

Joseph Richard married Mathilde Braud in a civil ceremony probably in Iberville Parish.  Their son Adolphe Joseph was born in August 1844 and baptized at the St. Gabriel church in June 1849. 

Sylvanie Richard married French Creole Marie Guillory or Guillorie in a civil ceremony probably in Iberville Parish.  Their son Joseph was born near St. Gabriel in November 1845, and Simon in June 1848. 

Célestin Richard married Spanish Creole Carmelite Rodriguez at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in November 1854.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Éloi, "son of widow Richard," died near Convent, St. James Parish, in June 1855.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the father's name, said that Éloi died at "age 12 1/2 years."  So who was the father? 

Léonne Richard married Léonie Bergeron and settled near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, by 1860. 

Marie Richard gave birth to son Meurville Franeus in Pointe Coupee Parish in December 1863.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism in August did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Octavie Richard gave birth to son Henri Willis near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1865.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism in August did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Louisa Richard married Isaac Riter at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

J. B. Richard married Brigitte Richard and settled near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Dick Richard married Julia _____.  Their son Adam was born near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in June 1866.  Was Dick Acadian? 

Norbert Richard married Floreska Braud.  Their son Robert Toussaint was born in St. James Parish in November 1866. 

Marie Sophie Richard married David Victor at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in February 1868.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Louis Richard married Pauline Puma.  Their son Louis was born in Ascension Parish in August 1869.  Was Jean Louis Acadian? 

Henry Richard married Catherine Landry at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Omer Richard married Thérèse ____.  Their son Joseph Ovide was born in St. James Parish in January 1870.  Was Omer Acadian? 

Marie Richard married André Fontenet at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Valérien Richard married Rose Hébert at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names, but he did note that the marriage "Legitimized' eight of their children--Marie Anne, age 22; Eugénie, age 21; Mélanie, age 18; Marie, age 17; Léonie, age 7; Augustin, age 3; Mederic, age 4; and Sam Moïse, called Moïse, age 1 month.   Their daughters Eugénie and Mélanie married into the Dormenon or Dorurenon and Chutz families in Pointe Coupee Parish in February and August 1870.  Was Valérien Acadian?  Did he and Rose marry civilly back in the 1840s? 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Richards were among the early Acadian settlers in the prairie region west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  Five of them came to Louisiana from Halifax in the spring of 1765 and settled in the Opelousas District, where they set down deep roots:

Pierre Richard of Chignecto, age 35, came with wife Marguerite Dugas of Cobeguit, age 30, three sons--Fabien age 13, Louis, age 5, and Pierre, fils, age 2--and brother Victor, age 18.  Pierre and Marguerite had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  Victor created a family of his own and also settled in what became St. Landry Parish. 

Descendants of Pierre RICHARD (c1729-1806; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin)

Pierre, elder son of Alexandre Richard and Marie-Madeleine Thibodeau, born probably at Chignecto in c1729, married Marguerite, daughter of Alexis Dugas of Cobeguit, probably at Chignecto in c1752.  They escaped the British roundup there in 1755, and Pierre joined his cousins, the Beausoleil Broussards, as part of the Acadian resistance movement in present-day New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  During the early 1760s, Pierre and his family, with the Broussards, ended up as prisoners in Nova Scotia.  They followed the Broussards to Louisiana via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764-65 but did not remain with them on Bayou Teche.  Nor did they settle near Pierre's paternal uncle Jean-Baptiste Richard, who had come to Louisiana the year before.  Among the first Acadians in the colony, Jean-Baptiste had settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.  Pierre and younger brother Victor instead, instead, in the Opelousas District, on Bellevue prairie, south of the present city of Opelousas.  Pierre and Marguerite had more children in Louisiana.  Their daughter married into the Bourg family.  By 1774, Pierre owned 50 head of cattle on his vacherie at Bellevue.  His herd had increased to 100 head by 1777, and to 140 head of cattle and 10 horses by 1788; he also owned three slaves in 1788.  In his late 60s, Pierre remarried to fellow Acadian Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Aucoin, widow of Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, at Opelousas in August 1797.  Élisabeth was a native of Minas and had come to Louisiana from France aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785; she and her first husband may have lived at San Bernardo, on the river below New Orleans, before moving on to the Opelousas area.  She gave Pierre no more children.  Pierre, père died at Opelousas in May 1806; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died "at age about 78 yrs."  All six of his sons created families of their own.  Most of them settled in St. Landry Parish and in what became Acadia Parish, but some drifted down into the old Attakapas District and settled in St. Martin, Lafayette, and St. Mary parishes.  Despite their living in a predominantly Creole community, Pierre's descendants in St. Landry Parish married a surprising number of fellow Acadians.  Most of the Richards of southwest Louisiana descend from Pierre.  Singer/song writer/poet/musician/environmental and Cajun activist Zachary Richard is one of them. 

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Oldest son Fabien, by his father's first wife, born probably at Chignecto in c1752, married Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in January 1779.  They settled on Bellevue prairie near his family.  Their twin sons Jean-Fabien and Pierre-Placide, called Placide, were born at Opelousas in May 1782, Pierre-Cyrille, called Cyrille and Cyrille dit Cadet Fabien, in February 1788, Joseph Fabien was baptized, age unrecorded, in April 1792, François le jeune at age unrecorded in October 1796, a son, name unrecorded, died "as a child" in April 1799, and another son, name unrecorded, died at age 6 months between May and July 1802.  Their daughters married into the Brandt, Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian), Stelly, and Vasseur families.  Fabien died in St. Landry Parish in April 1812; he was 60 years old; his estate record had been filed at the Opelousas courthouse in May 1811. 

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Pierre Placide had a "natural daughter" by Spanish Creole Clothilde Quintero; the daughter married into the Doucet family.  Pierre Placide married Anastasie, also called Clarissa, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Hébert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1815.  A daughter was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1814 (her parents' marriage in May 1815 "legitimized" her birth), their son Pierre Placide, fils was born in March 1816 but died "at the home of [his uncle] Joseph Lavergne" at Bellevue, age 3 1/2, in September 1819, Louis le jeune was born in early 1817 but died at his uncle Joseph Lavergne's home, age 1 1/2, the day after his older brother Pierre died, perhaps of yellow fever, Joseph was born in February 1818, Paulin Placide in January 1827, Eugène in June 1829, and Placide Fabien in August 1834.  Their daughters married into the Gautreaux and Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian) families.  Pierre Placide died near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in November 1861; the priest who recorded the burial said that Placide, as he called him, died "at age 80 yrs.," but he was "only" 79. 

Paulin Placide married Marie Eloisine, Elosine, or Loisine, daughter perhaps of fellow Acadian Éloi Doucet and widow of Norbert Bellard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1856.  Paulin Placide's succession record, which called him Paulin P., was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in May 1861; he would have been 34 years old that year.  Was this a post-mortem succession?  Did his family line survive? 

Placide Fabien married Scholastine, also called Zapoline and Elisa Pauline, daughter of French Creole Joseph Marcantel, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1859, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1864.  They settled near Eunice. 

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Jean Fabien married Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Savoie and widow of Antoine Dupré, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1816; Jean Fabien was 34 years old at the time of the wedding.  He and Eugénie settled at Bellevue.  Their son Jean Duclise was born in July 1817, and Evariste in March 1828.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux and Richard families.  Jean Fabien died at Bellevue in December 1859; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean Fabien died "at age 65 yrs.," but he was 77; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following January. 

Jean Duclise married double cousin Azélie, 20-year-old daughter of Joseph Victor Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1837; Azélie's mother was a Richard.  Their daughter may have married into the Bernard family.  Their son Joseph was born near Grand Coteau in May 1849.  A succession record for Jean Duclise, called Duclize F. by the parish clerk, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in October 1851; Jean Duclise would have been 34 years old that year.  Azélie may have died "at Belle-vue," St. Landry Parish, in December 1864; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even name her husband, said that Azéline, as he called her, died "a widow ... at age 44 yrs."

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Pierre Cyrille married Marie Marguerite, also called Azélie, Azéline, or Zéline, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian André Prejean, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1820.  They settled at Carencro.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in November 1820, Pierre Cyrille, fils, called Cyrille, was born in July 1824, Alexandre Octave, called Octave, in September 1826, Aurelien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 8 months, in August 1832, Émile was born in October 1834, and Gustave in December 1837.  Their daughter married into the Domingue family.  Pierre Cyrille, père died in St. Landry Parish in September 1839; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial said that Cyrille Fabien, as he called him, died "at age 53 yrs.," but he was only 51; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in July 1841. 

Octave married Eugénie, also called Virginie, 19-year-old daughter of François Lefort, Lafare, or Faure, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1846; Eugénie/Virginie's mother was a Landry.  They settled on the prairie between Carencro and Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Alexandre was born in August 1847, Joseph in January 1850, François in August 1855, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died "at age 60[sic] yrs.," perhaps 6 years, in April 1858.  Their daughter married into the Devillier family. 

Joseph married Marie Felonise, called Felonise, daughter of fellow Acadian Achille Savoie, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1868. 

Pierre Cyrille, fils likely married Azélie Martin, probably a fellow Acadian, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1847.  They settled on the prairie between Grand Coteau and Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Cyrille was born in May 1848, Bonaventure in August 1851, Théophile in July 1854, Camille in November 1856, and Martin in October 1863. 

Gustave died in Lafayette Parish in February 1859.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry. 

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Joseph Fabien married Eugénie, daughter of French Creole Jean Louis Gaspard of St. Martin Parish, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1828; Eugénie's mother was a Comeaux.  They settled at Bellevue.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in April 1834, Edmond in May 1840, and Georges in October 1842.  Joseph Fabien's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in January 1855; he would have been in his early 60s that year. 

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Louis, by his father's first wife, born in Acadia in c1760, married Marie-Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Dugas, probably at Opelousas in c1786.  Marie-Victoire was a native of Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, and had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  Their son Louis-André was born at Opelousas in November 1787, Pierre-Séverin, also called Cadet, in February 1792, Joseph Louis in April 1797, Jean Louis, also called Jean Baptiste and John, was baptized, age unrecorded, in August 1799, Denis was born in January 1804, and Paul in May 1806.  Their daughters married into the Dupré, Landry, Richard, and Vasseur families.  Louis remarried to cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1826; Louis was in his mid-60s at the time of the wedding.  Marguerite, in her mid-40s when they married, was a native of Nantes, France, who had come to Louisiana in 1785 aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, and this was her only marriage.  She gave Louis no more children and died a few months before he did.  Louis died in St. Landry Parish in August 1829; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial said that Louis, père, as he called him, died "at age 66 years," but he probably was a few years older than that.  The priest, Fr. Henry Flavius Rossi, added, strangely, "I was called to administer to her[sic] but I found her[sic] dead."  Louis's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse soon after his death. 

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Pierre Séverin, by his father's first wife, married Anne Célise or Sélesie, called Sélesie, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyrille Thibodeaux, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1812.  They settled on the Mermentau River.  Their son Pierre, also called Panc, was born in November 1814, Louis Vileor in December 1818, Léandre in June 1822, Terville in c1823 but died at age 10 in July 1833, Sosthène was born in May 1829, and Alfred in January 1831.  Their daughters married into the Janise, Lacombe, Leger, Teal, and Thibodeaux families.  A succession record for Pierre S. Richard, perhaps Pierre Séverin, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in October 1865; if this was him, he would have been 73 years old that year. 

Pierre dit Panc married Eméranthe, called Méranthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Leger le jeune, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1839.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Pierre, fils was born in August 1843, Hippolyte in October 1847, Théogène in November 1849, Jule in April 1856, and Célestin in February 1858.  Their daughter married into the Vigier family in Iberville Parish. 

Hippolyte died in July 1864.  The Grand Coteau priest who recorded the burial said that Hippolyte died "at age 15 yrs.," but he was a few months shy of 17.  Was his death war-related? 

Pierre, fils married cousin Pauline, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Leger, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1868. 

Léandre likely married Céleste, probably another daughter of Michel Leger le jeune, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1843, and remarried to Marie Léonide, called Léonide or Léonie, daughter of French Creole Lasty Bergeron, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1849.  Their son Léandre, fils was born near Breaux Bridge in January 1850, and Lasty near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in September 1852. 

Louis Vileor married Madeleine, daughter of French Creole Don Louis Carrière, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1845; Madeleine's mother was a Doucet.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Did the family line survive? 

Alfred married Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Leger, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1853, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1854.  Their son Eusèbe was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1856. 

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Louis-André, by his father's first wife, married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babineaux of Carencro, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1814.  Their son Louis III, also called Don Louis, was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1819, and Jean le jeune near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1825.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Bourque, Landry, and Mayer families.  Louis André remarried to Marie Émilienne, called Melinda, daughter of Anglo American Charles Peck, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1829; Marie's mother was a Savoie.  Their son Charles Octave, called Charley, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 11 months, in July 1831, André Edgard, called A. Edgard, Edgard, and Edgar, was born near Grand Coteau in June 1832, and Forestien or Forestier was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 3 months, in November 1834.  Louis André's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in February 1845; he would have been 57 years old that year.  One wonders if he was the Louis Richard who died in Lafayette Parish in October 1860; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Louis died "at age 68 yrs."; Louis André would have been a month shy of age 74; his succession record may have been was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in April 1861. 

Don Louis, by his father's first wife, married cousin Célestine, daughter of his first cousin Jean Fabien Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1841.  Their son Louis Théogène was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1847, and Philogène in January 1851.  Their daughters married into the Anselm, Bihm, and Prejean families. 

Louis Théogène married Cora, daughter of Jacob Anselm, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1869; Cora's mother was a Comeaux.  Their son Louis, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1870. 

Jean le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Zélonie, Zélonise, or Célonise, daughter of Isleño Creole Balthazar Plaisance, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in July 1845, and sanctified the marriage at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in June 1867; Zélonie's mother was a Breaux.  They settled on the prairie between Church Point and Carencro.  Their son Louis Théogène was born in May 1853, Hippolyte in November 1855, Jean Eugèna in November 1858, François Philosee in January 1861, and Philogène in July 1866. 

Charles Octave, by his father's second wife, married Martha, daughter of Anglo Benjamin Jones, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1851.  They moved to St. Mary Parish on lower Bayou Teche.  Charles O.'s succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Marty Parish, in April 1855; he would have been 25 years old that year.  His daughter Octavia Eleanora was born, perhaps posthumously, in July 1855.  Charles Octave, called Charles O. by the recording parish clerk, may have remarried to Ellen or Helen Dara or Dora Neyland, also called Newton, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1868; Charles Octave would have been 38 years old at the time of the wedding.  They settled at Washington.  Their son Arthur Anthony was born in April 1869. 

Forestier, by his father's second wife, married German Creole Céleste Anaïse Teller or Taylor at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1855.  Their son Joseph Thelesmar was born near Grand Coteau in November 1856.  Forestier remarried to French Creole Oliva Olivier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church in May 1862.

André Edgard, by his father's second wife, married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Mouton, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1855.  Their son Juste was born near Grand Coteau in November 1856 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1859, Ambroise was born in July 1858 but died at age 4 in October 1862, Charles Octave was born in May 1860, and Armand in November 1869. 

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Joseph Louis, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Eugénie, daughter of his uncle François Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1819.  Their son Alexandre was born in St. Landry Parish in May 1827, Théodore in September 1828, Joseph, fils in September 1831, Adolphe in March 1834, Lasty in May 1835, and Louis le jeune in July 1844.  Their daughters married into the Baugh, Bourque, and Cormier families.  Joseph Louis died in St. Landry Parish in November 1851; the Opelousas priest who recorded the marriage, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 56 yrs.," but he was only 54; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following July. 

Théodore may have married Louisa, also called Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Comeaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1846.  They settled between Grand Coteau and Loreauville.  Their son Homer Félicien was born in September 1848, Théodore, fils in July 1853, Joseph Théodore in May 1859, and Albert in August 1864.  Their daughters married into the Bernard and McDonald families.  Théodore's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in October 1864; he would have been 36 years old that year.  If this was a post-mortem succession, was Théodore's death war-related? 

Alexandre married cousin Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Melon Doucet, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1857, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January; Hélène's mother was a Richard.  Their son Joseph Omer, called Omer, was born in St. Landry Parish in December 1858 but died near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, age 10 months, in November 1859, Alexandre, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1862, and Alcée in April 1864 but died the following December. 

Adolphe married cousin Sarah Ann, also called Caroline and Cerienne, daughter of Anglo American Israël Barton, Barten, or Burden, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1859; Sarah Ann's mother was a Richard.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Joseph was born in June 1866. 

Louis married Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Antoine Fontenot, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1867; the marriage was recorded also at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  They settled near Church Point.  Their son Arnest was born in April 1868. 

2d

Jean Louis, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Baptiste Guidry, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1825.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Jean Duclise le jeune, called Duclise, Duclide, and Euclide, was born in February 1828, Moïse was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 days, in December 1830, Paul Félix was born in May 1834, Joachim was baptized at age 3 months in June 1836, and Victorien or Victorin was born in March 1839.  They also had a son named Laurent.  Their daughter married into the Fenetre family.  Jean died probably at Carencro in December 1852; he was only 53 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, the following May. 

Laurent married Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime LeBlanc, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1850, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in July.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Victor Henri was born in February 1853, and Joseph Aladin in March 1855. 

Duclise, called Duclide by the recording priest, married Carmesine or Carmelite Abelard, daughter of Anglo American Jacob Beard, perhaps also called Abshire, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1851.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Jean Venance was born in August 1849, Joseph Alcide in October 1854, and Alexis near Arnaudville in September 1856. 

Moïse died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in February 1852.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry.  His succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following August. 

Paul Félix married Madeleine, daughter of German Creole Thomas Stutes, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1853; Madeleine's mother was a Benoit

Joachim, called Joacin by the recording clerk, likely married fellow Acadian Élodie Thibodeaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1856.  Their son Jean Duplessis was born near Grand Coteau in December 1856. 

Victorin, called Victorin G. and Victorin J. by the recording priest and the recording clerk, respectively, married Marie Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Éloi Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1869.  Their son Jean was born in Lafayette Parish in November 1869. 

2e

A succession record for Denis, by his father's first wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in June 1838.  Denis would have been 34 years old that year and probably did not marry. 

3

Pierre, fils, by his father's first wife, born probably at Halifax in c1763, married cousin Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dugas, at Opelousas in May 1787.  Marie-Josèphe was a native of Boulogne, France, and had come to Louisiana from France in 1785 aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  They settled at Bellevue before moving to Anse La Butte on upper Bayou Vermilion.  Their son Pierre-Anaclet, called Anaclet, was born at Opelousas in April 1788, Louis le jeune in September 1794, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 7 days in March 1797, and Philippe le jeune was born in January 1799.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and Landry families.  Pierre, fils died "at his home" at La Butte in July 1811; he was only 48 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following August, and at the Vermilionville and Opelousas courthouses in Lafayette and St. Landry parishes in July 1835.  His sons settled at La Butte and at Carencro. 

3a

Anaclet married Marie Eugénie, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Chiasson, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1816.  They settled at La Butte.  Their son, name unrecorded, died at age 5 months in November 1816, and Pierre Fergus, called Fergus, was born in June 1818.  Their daughter married into the Constantin family.  Anaclet remarried to Marie Carmelite Sidalise, daughter of fellow Acadian Leufroi Sonnier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1827.  Their son Leufroi was born probably in Lafayette Parish in c1830, Celasty, called Lasty, in September 1834, Félix was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 14 months, in March 1840, Charles was born in October 1840, Jean Sosthène in January 1844, Villière or Vilcor in March 1850, and Sylvain in June 1852.  Their daughter married a Sonnier cousin.  Anaclet died in Lafayette Parish in January 1859; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Anaclet died "at age 66 yrs.," but he was 70; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in March. 

Pierre Fergus, by his father's first wife, married Céleste Laure, called Laure, daughter of fellow Acadian Narcisse Cormier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1837.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 6 days after its birth in October 1837.  Pierre Fergus died by November 1843, when he was listed as deceased in a daughter's baptismal record; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in March 1845; he would have been 27 years old that year.  Did he father any sons who survived infancy? 

Leufroi, by his father's second wife, married Editha, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Lalonde, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1853.  Their son Cleopha was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1855.  Leufroi was "Killed during an argument" probably in Lafayette Parish in November 1860; the priest who recorded his burial said that Lufroy, as he called him, died "at age 30 yrs."  One wonders who killed him, and what the argument was about.  Leufroi's succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse less than a week after his untimely death. 

Félix, by his father's second wife, married Adèle, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Melançon, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in October 1860.  They settled near Breaux Bridge.  Their son Leufroi le jeune was born in July 1861, Alcée in July 1864, and Désiré in February 1867. 

Charles, by his father's second wife, married cousin Carmelite Émelie Sonnier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1860. 

Lasty, by his father's second wife, married Émelie, daughter of Étienne Doguet or Douger, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1866. 

Vilcor, by his father's second wife, married Mathilde or Mathilda, daughter of Antoine Mendoza, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1870. 

3b

Louis le jeune married Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dominique Babineaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1822.  They settled probably at Carencro.  Their son Louis Gédéon, called Gédéon, was born in November 1822.  Their daughters married Broussard, Dugas, and LeBlanc cousins.  Louis le jeune died "at the home of P[ierre]. Cormier" at Carencro in April 1857; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Louis died "at age 62 yrs."  Pierre Cormier's wife, Céleste Babineaux, was a sister of Louis le jeune's wife Adelaide, so Pierre was his brother-in-law.  (One wonders why Louis le jeune died at his brother-in-law's home.  Pierre Cormier owned 30 or so slaves at the time.  Were some of his slaves adept at the art of folk medicine?)

Gédéon married cousin Adélaïde Babine Elisa, called Elisa, daughter of fellow Acadian Arvillien LeBlanc, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1849; the marriage was registered also in Lafayette Parish; Elisa's mother, also, was a Babineaux.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died 8 days after its birth in December 1854, and another child, name and age unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in November 1860.  Their daughter married a Babineaux cousin.  Gédéon died probably at Carencro in April 1869; the Grand Coteau priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Gédéon died "at age 46 yrs."; his succession record, naming his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May.  Except for its blood, did his family line survive? 

3c

Philippe le jeune married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dugas of Lafayette Parish, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1824.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Philippe le jeune died in Lafayette Parish in March 1870; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Philippe died "at age 70 to 75 yrs."; Philippe le jeune would have been 71.  Were he and his wife that rare Acadian couple who had no children? 

4

Philippe, by his father's first wife, born probably at Opelousas in c1771, married Marie-Eugénie, called Eugénie, daughter of French Canadian Louis Lavergne, at Opelousas in May 1796.  They settled at Bellevue.  Their son Philippe, fils, also called Joseph, was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in April 1797, Joseph-Gerasime or Gerasime-Joseph was born in April 1803, Eugène in November 1805, and Adolphe in November 1818.  Their daughters married into the Andrus, Boutté, Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian), Miller, and Thibodeaux families.  Philippe, père died in St. Landry Parish in November 1829; he was 58 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in January and July 1830. 

4a

Philippe, fils married Marcellite, daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Stelly, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1823.  Their son Théodule, perhaps called Joseph dit Théodule Sauveur, was born near Grand Coteau in August 1824, Eugène Théogène, called Théogène, in December 1825, Théodore in April 1827, and Théophile in November 1828.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian), Delhomme, and Fisette families, and perhaps into the Delahoussaye family as well.  Philippe, fils died near Grand Coteau in December 1837; he was only 40 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in August 1840. 

Théogène likely married French Creole Estelle Delhomme at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1845.  Their son Joseph Philippe, called Philippe le jeune, had been born near Grand Coteau in January 1845, a week before his parents' marriage, Edgard was born in February 1850, and Alfred in July 1851 but died at age 1 in July 1852.  Their daughter married into the Bergeron (French Creole, not Acadian) family.  Théogène remarried to cousin Joséphine, daughter of Spanish Creole Alexandre Castille, at the Grand Coteau church in April 1864; Joséphine's mother, also, was a Stelly.  Their unnamed child, perhaps a son, died near Grand Coteau "at age 2 mths." in June 1865, another unnamed child, perhaps a son, died "at age 6 wks." in July 1866, and Joseph died "at age 11 1/2 mths.[sic]" in September 1867. 

Philippe le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Anna, daughter of Anglo American Halaene[sic] Moore, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1869. 

Edgard, by his father's first wife, married Celimène, daughter of French Creole Selride Domengeaux, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1870. 

Théodule married Marie Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of Abraham Harman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1847.  Their son Gustave was born near Grand Coteau in December 1848, Victor Raimond near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1851, Théodule, fils in May 1853, Abraham in January 1858, and William near Arnaudville in February 1864.  Théodule remarried to Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Mouton, at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1868; Théodule was 43 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Théophile married Marguerite Amelina, Emeline, or Emelina, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Bergeron, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1853.  They settled near Arnaudville.  Their son Gerasime le jeune was born in June 1859, and Albert in April 1862.  Théophile's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in July 1865, after his wife had remarried.  Was his death war-related? 

4b

Eugène married Catherine, another daughter of Abraham Harman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1830.  Their son Eugène, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1831, Jefferson near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1834, and Menxil Joseph Wils, perhaps also called Willey E., in May 1836.  Their daughter may have married into the Hayes family.  Eugène died near Grand Coteau in February 1846; he was only 40 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, the following July. 

Willey E., as the recording clerk called him, perhaps Menxil Joseph Wils, married Eliza, daughter of Anglo American Isaac Hayes, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1852; Menxil Joseph Wils would have been two months shy of his 16th birthday at the time, which, if this was him, may explain why it was a civil and not a church wedding. 

4c

Gerasime Joseph married Mary Anne, daughter of Anglo American Malachi Stanton, also called Deshautel, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1832.  Their daughter married a Richard cousin.  Joseph Gerasime remarried to Marie Justine Cora, called Cora, daughter of French Creole Terence Delahoussaye, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in December 1837, and sanctified the marriage at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, later in the month.  They settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish.  Their son Charles was born in June 1839, Louis Armand, called Armand, in September 1841, and François Arthur, called Arthur, in 1848.  Their daughters married into the Bassett and Pellerin (French Creole, not Acadian) families.  Gerasime died near Grand Coteau in March 1855; he was only 51 years old. 

Charles, by his father's second wife, married Marie Erma or Irma, daughter of François Optat D'Arby, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in August 1860.  Their son Jean Charles was born near Charenton in January 1863.  They were living near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, closer to his kinsmen, in the late 1860s. 

Armand, by his father's second wife, married cousin Louisa Élodie, called Élodie, daughter of fellow Acadian Théogène Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1863; Élodie's mother was a Richard.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son James Goutrant was born in April 1869. 

Arthur, by his father's second wife, married Élodie, daughter of French Creole Napoléon Robin, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1870; Élodie's mother was a Boudreaux

4d

Adolphe married cousin Azéma, 14-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Landry, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1837; Azéma's mother was a Richard.  Adolphe remarried to cousin Marie Eugénie or Virginie, daughter of French Creole François Dupré, at the Opelousas church in April 1841; Marie's mother was a Richard.  Their daughter married into the Savoie family.  Adolphe's will was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in April 1842; it was not post-mortem.  Adolphe remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie or Marguerite Eléonore C., daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Bourque, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1863; Adolphe was 44 years old at the time of the wedding.  Adolphe may have died "at Bellevue," St. Landry Parish, in December 1870; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Adolphe died "at age 45 yrs.," but this Adolphe would have been 52; his succession record, giving his death date but naming no wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse a few days after his death. 

5

François, by his father's first wife, baptized at Opelousas, age 17 months, in May 1779, married Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Blaise Brasseaux, at Opelousas in January 1798.  Their son François, fils was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in December 1798 but supposedly died "as a child" in February 1800, Alexandre le jeune was baptized at Opelousas, age 1, in August 1802, Jean Baptiste at age 2 months in May 1804, and Pierre Cyrille le jeune was born in February 1816.  They also had a son named Pierre Zelien.  Their daughters married into the Berchum, Bertrand (German Creole, not Acadian), Delhomme, Doucet, Leger, Martin, and Richard families.  François, père remarried to Marguerite, also called Marie, another daughter of Blaise Brasseaux and widow of William Woods, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1823; François was in his early 40s at the time of the wedding.  Their son Counal Azolin, called Azolin, was born in St. Landry Parish in July 1826.  Their daughters married into the Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian) and Thibodeaux families.  François, père's first succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1847.  He died in St. Landry Parish in July 1848; he was 71 years old; his post-mortem succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the day of his death. 

5a

François, fils, by his father's first wife, married Anne, called Manette, daughter of fellow Acadian Bonaventure Martin, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1825.  Their son François III was born in St. Landry Parish in December 1826, Eugène in August 1831, Martin in October 1834, Anaclet in March 1836, Théodule François in June 1841, and Théogène in May 1843.  Their daughters married into the Bertrand (German Creole, not Acadian) and Woods families.  François, fils's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in July 1846; he would have been in his late 40s or early 50s that year. 

Eugène married Marguerite Doralice, Doralis, Doralise, Dorothy, or Doranie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste David V, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1854.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Jean Baptiste Gustave was born in January 1855, Eugène, fils in September 1856, Théogène in September 1860, Lucius in April 1862, François in March 1867, Ernest in November 1868, and Arvil in August 1870. 

Martin married Clare or Clara, daughter of Benjamin Carantin or Carentin, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, May 1860.  They settled at Washington and then near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Benjamin was born in August 1861, Joseph Ernest in December 1866, Martin Henry in August 1868, and Philippe Amus in April 1870. 

Théodule, called Théodule F. by the recording clerk and the recording priest, married Evelina, another daughter of Jean Baptiste David V, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in December 1869. 

5b

Alexandre, by his father's first wife, married Éloise, also called Sologne, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Leger, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1826.  Their son Alexandre, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1840.  Their daughters married into the Carrière, Lagrange, and Leger families and perhaps into the Bellard family as well.  Alexandre, père's succession records were filed at the Opelousas courthouse in May 1841, when he would have been age 40, and in November 1846. 

Alexandre, fils married Émelie or Amelie, daughter of Anglo American Arthur Thomas, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1858, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August.  They settled near Arnaudville. Their son Joseph Arthur, called Arthur, was born in August 1859 but died at age 8 1/2 in December 1868, Louis Armand was born in January 1864, and Jean Berchmann in March 1869. 

5c

Azolin, by his father's second wife, married French Creole Marie Azéline or Zéoline Ducharme, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1848.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son François was born in June 1849, Pierre in October 1851, Eugène in November 1853, and Alexandre le jeune in December 1855.  Azolin remarried to Marie Anne, Annette, or Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadian Maxille Cormier, at the Grand Coteau church in April 1862.  They settled probably on the prairie east of Church Point.  Their son Désiré was born in September 1867, and twins Gustave and Octave in December 1869. 

Pierre, by his father's first wife, married Elvina, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Cormier, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1870. 

5d

Pierre Zelien, by his father's first wife, married cousin Euphrasie or Euphrosine, daughter of Olivier Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1857. 

6

Youngest son Olivier, by his father's first wife, born probably at Opelousas in the early 1780s, married Théotiste, daughter of French Creole Hubert Jany or Janise, at Opelousas in February 1802; Théotiste's mother was a Brasseaux.  Their son Artéon, born in St. Landry Parish in c1807, was baptized at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, age 15, in March 1822, and Edmond was baptized at age 11 in March 1822.  They also had an older son named Olivier, fils.  Their daughters married into the Bordelon, Carriere, Doucet (French Creole, not Acadian), Fontenot, and Shearman families.  Olivier, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in April 1838; it's anyone's guess how old he was that year. 

6a

Olivier, fils married Louise, daughter of French Creole Pierre Joubert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1825.  Their son Edmond le jeune, also called Edmond Olivier, was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1826, and Valmond or Valmont in March 1830.  Their daughters married into the Lejeune, Prather, Richard, and Strider families.  Olivier, fils's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1838; one wonders how old he was at the time. 

Edmond Olivier married Célestine Françoise, daughter of French Creole François Vigé, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1845; Célestine's mother was a Foret.  Their son Théodot was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1846 but died "at quartier Plaisance," age 13 1/2, in June 1860.  Edmond Olivier remarried to Célanie, daughter of French Creole Laurent Dupré and widow of Sébastien Perrodin, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1849; Célanie's mother was an Acadian David.  Their son Omer O. was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in October 1852, and Alexis in July 1857. 

Valmont married cousin Lisa, daughter of Anglo American Israël Barton, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1856; Lisa's mother was a Richard.

6b

Artéon "drowned by accident" in St. Landry Parish in May 1829.  He was only 21 years old and probably did not marry. 

6c

Edmond married Judith or Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Sonnier, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1840.  Their son Charles Olivier was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1845, and Ernest, perhaps their son, died at age 2 in August 1859.  They may have been living at Washington, St. Landry Parish, in October 1860.  Edmond remarried to Azélie, daughter of Anglo Creole Joseph McGee, at the Opelousas church in July 1862; Azélie's mother was an Acadian Young (formerly Lejeune).  Their son Joseph was born in St. Landry Parish in July 1863. 

Descendants of Victor RICHARD (c1747-1808; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin)

Victor, younger son of of Alexandre Richard and Marie-Madeleine Thibodeau, born probably at Chignecto in c1747, escaped the British roundup of 1755 and followed his family into exile on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  With them, he ended up as a prisoner in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  He was still in his teens when he came to Louisiana with his older brother Pierre in 1765.  He followed Pierre to the Opelousas District and also settled on Bellevue prairie.  In 1774, still a bachelor, Victor owned 30 head of cattle on his vacherie at Bellevue.  He married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Cosme Brasseur dit Brasseaux, probably at Opelousas later that year.  Victor's herd had increased to 70 head of cattle and nine horses by 1777, and in 1788 he owned 150 head of cattle and 29 horses, as well as three slaves.  His daughters married into the BijeauxCormier, Estilette, and Thibodeaux families.  Victor died in St. Landry Parish in September 1808; he was 60 year old; his succession records were filed at the Opelousas courthouse in March 1809 and March 1810.  His two older sons created families of their own and settled in St. Landry Parish.  Some of his grandsons settled in Lafayette Parish. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Baptiste-Victor, called Baptiste-Victor, born at Opelousas in November 1775, married Marie-Anne, called Anne and also Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Noël Vasseur, at Opelousas in February 1803.  Their son Jean Baptiste-Victor, fils was born probably at Opelousas in c1804, Zephyr was baptized at Opelousas, age 2 months, in July 1806 but "drowned in a well" at age 4 in July 1810, and Victorin was born in February 1811 but died at age 1 in February 1812.  Their daughters married into the Amy, Desessart or Desenarts, and Young families.  Jean Baptiste Victor died in St. Landry Parish in July 1849; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean Baptiste Victor died "at age 76 yrs.," but he was "only" 73; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse two days before his death. 

Jean Baptiste Victor, fils married Geneviève, also called Céleste, daughter of German Creole Daniel or Denis Zeringue, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1831.  Their son Jean Baptiste III was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1832, Eugène in July 1834, Camille Victor in September 1839, and Joseph Victor in March 1844.  Their daughters married into the Bernarconi or Bornasconi, Chachere, and Peters families.  

Joseph Victor married Marie Louise Clementine Alicia or Alice, daughter of French Creole Clément Hollier, fils, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Joseph Nagnus was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1866, and Clément Édouard in October 1868. 

Camille married Lucia Contini, daughter of Dominique Contini Sittig, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1867.  Their son Édouard Contine, probably Contini, was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1870. 

Eugène married Julie or Julia, daughter of French Creole Charles Devillier, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1867.  Their son Joseph Moril was born in St. Landry Parish in September 1868. 

2

Joseph-Victor, born at Opelousas in January 1785, married cousin Marie Louise, daughter of his first cousin Louis Richard, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1812.   They settled at Bellevue.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in March 1816, Louis Victor, a twin, in July 1822, Alexandre Victor in September 1824, Sosthène Victor in September 1828, Victor le jeune in December 1832, and Théodule Victor in November 1835.  Their daughters married into the Akeson or Arkeson, Andrus, David, Hébert, and Richard families.  Was he the Joseph Victor Richard who died in St. Landry Parish in July 1847?  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph Victor died "at age 50 yrs.," but this Joseph Victor would have been 62; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse two days after his death, and another succession record in his name was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in November 1859.  Marie Louise, called Marie J. by the recording priest, died at Bellevue in October 1859; she was 68 years old. 

2a

Alexandre Victor married cousin Celina, Celima, Selima, Zelima, or Telima, daughter of French Creole Adélard Boutté, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1844; Celima's mother, also, was a Richard.  Their son Victor le jeune was born near Grand Coteau in October 1846, Louis Terence, called Terence, in February 1853 but died at age 7 1/2 in September 1860, Gerasime was born in March 1855, Ignace in November 1864 but died at age 2 in November 1866, and Numa Alexandre was born in July 1867.  They also had an older son named Homer or Homere.  Their daughter married into the Peck family. 

Victor le jeune married cousin Eugénie, daughter of French Canadian Urbain Lavergne, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1866; Eugénie's mother was a Richard

Homere married cousin Cécilia, another daughter of Urbain Lavergne, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1870, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November.  +

2b

Louis Victor married Azorine, Azéline, Izaline, Ysoline, Esoline, Isoline, Isolene, Léoline, Marcelline, Poline, or Polma,16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dugas, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in April 1845.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Evariste was born in March 1846, Alix in July 1848, Maurice in September 1855 but died at age 3 in November 1857, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 3 weeks in November 1857, Joseph Thelesmar, called Thelesmar, was born in March 1859 but died at age 7 in April 1866, Amédée was born in July 1863, Ignace in November 1865, and Ebrard in December 1869.  Their daughter married into the Domingue family.  Two of Louis Victor and Azorine's children died in November 1857 within a week of one another, so one can only imagine the family's heartache during that terrible autumn. 

2c

Sosthène Victor married cousin Marie Émelie, called Émelie and perhaps also Joséphine, daughter of Joseph Gerasime Richard, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1852; they registered the marriage in St. Landry Parish in April 1859.  Their son Joseph Rodolphe was born near Grand Coteau in October 1853, Jean Raoul in January 1862, Sosthène Sidney in February 1864, Antoine Adolphe Eugène in February 1867, and Jean in August 1869. 

2d

Théodule Victor married Amelie, daughter of Anglo American Charles Peck, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in June 1859; Amelie's mother was a Prejean.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Joseph Mentor was born in July 1860, Charles Aide in November 1864, and Jean Cossuth in August 1866. 

3

Alexandre, born at Opelousas in January 1787, died in June 1807.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

4

Youngest son Louis, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in August 1789, died in August 1794, age unrecorded. 

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Beginning in the 1770s and continuing through the antebellum and immediate post-war periods, Richards from the river and upper Bayou Lafourche moved to the western prairies and to lower Bayou Teche, joining their many cousins already there:

Marguerite Richard, widow of Charles Prejean, died "at the home of Jean Baptiste Commeau, her son-in-law, at Côte Gelée" in October 1819.  The priest who recorded her burial said that she died "at age about 77 yrs.," but she was closer to 74.  Her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in July 1820. 

Descendants of Mathurin RICHARD (1741-1796; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre)

Mathurin, son of Paul Richard and Madeleine LeBlanc, born at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit in June 1741, was exiled with his family to Maryland in 1755, where he married fellow Acadian Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Landry in c1765.  They came to Louisiana in 1767 and settled at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  In the mid-1770s, they moved to the Opelousas District, where Spanish officials counted them in 1777.  They settled near Grand Coteau, in the southeastern corner of the district.  Mathurin owned 45 head of cattle and no slaves in 1788.  He died probably at Grand Coteau in December 1796, in his early 50s.  Mathurin and Élisabeth had only two sons, but their family lines were substantial. 

1

Older son Jean-Baptiste, called Baptiste, born probably at St.-Gabriel in December 1768, married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Cormier, fils, at Opelousas in April 1794.  They settled near Grand Coteau.  Their son Jean-Baptiste, fils had been born in March 1794 but died at age 9 1/2 in February 1804, Onésime was born in August 1799, Raphaël in August 1804, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 1 in February 1812, and Joseph was born in May 1812.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Cormier, and Prejean families.  Jean Baptiste, père died near Grand Coteau in November 1834; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste was 70 years old when he died, but he was "only" 66. 

1a

Raphaël married Marie Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1827.  Their son Raphaël, fils was born near Grand Coteau in April 1828, Joseph Dorestan, called Dorestan, in March 1832, Aurelien in August 1837, Jean Onésime, also called John O., in September 1839, Julien in May 1842, Jules in December 1846, and Honoré in November 1848.  Their daughters married into the Andrus, Lavergne (French Canadian, not Acadian), Miller, and Prejean families.  One of Raphaël's sons settled on Bayou Lafourche before returning to St. Landry Parish.  The others remained in St. Landry. 

Raphaël, fils married Palmire, daughter of German Creole Antoine Ritter, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1850; Palmire's mother was a Savoie.  Their son Joseph Dornaville or Derneville was born near Grand Coteau in September 1851. 

Joseph Derneville, called Joseph D. by the recording priest, married Alexina, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodule Benoit, at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1870; the marriage was recorded also at Grand Coteau. 

Joseph Dorestan married Constance Anselme at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1854.  Their son Ferdinand was born near Grand Coteau in October 1854.  Joseph Dorestan, called Joseph D. by the recording clerk, remarried to Mary Nathalie, called Nathalie and also Clementine, Benguerel, Bengrel, or Beugeurel, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1859.  Their son Georges was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1862. 

Jean Onésime/John O. married Emma L., daughter of Anglo American John William Hardy, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1865; Emma's mother was a Guidry.  Their son William Milton was born near Grand Coteau in January 1867. 

Aurelien married Odile or Odilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Guillaume Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1864.  Their son Joseph Aurelien was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1865, and Frank Willy near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1869. 

1b

Onésime married cousin Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Thibodeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1829; Delphine's mother, also, was a Cormier.  They settled probably near Carencro.  Their son Onésime, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2  months, in July 1832 but died at age 3 in September 1835, and Pierre Onésime was born in January 1834.  Onésime remarried to Marguerite Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of Anglo Creole Julien Caruthers or Credeur, at the Vermilionville church in May 1837; Marguerite's mother was a Mouton.  They probably remained at Carencro.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in May 1842.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Dugas, and Prejean families.  Onésime "of Lafayette Parish" died probably at Carencro in July 1851; he was only 51 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse later that month. 

Pierre Onésime, by his father's first wife, married Anaïse, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Chiasson, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1858.  Their son Pierre Lovinski was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1862, and Louis Onésime in March 1870. 

Joseph le jeune, by his father's second wife, married Onésima, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Babineaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, January 1868. 

1c

Joseph married Marguerite, another daughter of Jean Boudreaux, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1833.  Their son Joseph, fils was born near Grand Coteau in July 1835 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1837, François Lucien, called Lucien, was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, age unrecorded, in April 1838, Joseph Miller was born in May 1839, and Joseph Valsin in December 1840.  Joseph remarried to cousin Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Savoie, at the Grand Coteau church in October 1844; Marguerite's mother, also, was a Cormier

François Lucien married Marie Mélanie or Mélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Murphy Broussard and widow of Portalis Castille, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1859.  François Lucien's succession record, which calls him Lucien and identifies his wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in September 1862; he died near Grand Coteau in November 1862; the priest who recorded this burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Lucien died "at age 25 yrs."  One wonders if his death was war-related and if his family line died with him. 

2

Younger son Pierre-Grégoire, born at St.-Gabriel in January 1774, married Anne-Pérrine, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Patry of Île St.-Jean, at Opelousas in October 1794.  Anne was a native of St.-Servan, France, and had come to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785 with her mother, Charlotte Potier, and her stepfather, Pierre Hébert.  Pierre-Grégoire and Anne settled at Beaubassin on upper Bayou Vermilion, near Carencro.  Their son Pierre-Sylvère or -Sylvestre was born in August 1795, Pierre died at age 1 in July 1801, Marcellin, called Marcel, a twin, was born in April 1808, and Joachim in March 1814.  Their daughters married into the Bruce, Carmouche, Gray, Hutchens, and Roger (French Canadian, not Acadian) families.  Pierre Grégoire's succession records were filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in October 1830; he would have been 56 years old that year.  He died a widower, Anne having died in December 1817, in her early 40s.  Their three surviving sons married and created families of their own near Carencro. 

2a

Pierre Sylvère married Marie or Mary, daughter of Anglo Creole Jean Andrus, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1824; Marie's mother was a Savoie.  Their son Pierre Ducre or Ducret was born near Grand Coteau in July 1825, Joseph Déogène or Diogène, also called Desgènes, in August 1826, Onésime le jeune in August 1828, Valsin in October 1832 (who, according to a church record, died 8 days after his birth), Gerasin was born in January 1835, Joachim le jeune in February 1840 but died at age 3 1/2 in September 1843, Joseph Aladin, called Aladin, was born in June 1842, and Jean Dorestan in January 1846.  Their daughters married into the Jagneau and Leger families.  A succession record for Pierre S. Richard, perhaps Pierre Sylvère, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in October 1865; if this was him, he would have been 70 years old that year. 

Pierre Ducret married Firmosia or Formosia Meche at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1847.  Their son Joseph Ducret was born near Grand Coteau in February 1868 but died in April. 

Onésime le jeune may have married fellow Acadian Lucie Boudreaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1847, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1848.  Their son Jules was born near Grand Coteau in November 1848, Lucien in February 1852 but died the following August, Joseph was born in November 1854, Isidore in March 1857, and Joseph Numa in April 1861.  Their daughter married into the Savoie family.  Onésime le jeune's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in August 1869; he would have been age 41 that year. 

Jules married Azélie, daughter of Anglo American Robert H. Smith, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1867; Azélie's mother was a Thibodeaux.  They had a daughter but no sons; Azélie, only 16 years old, died a week after her daughter's birth.  Jules remarried to Catherine Julia, called Julia, daughter of William Wallis, at the Grand Coteau church in November 1869. 

Déogène married Joséphine, daughter of Bernie Collegan or Colligan, perhaps an Irishman, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1854.  Their son Joseph was born near Grand Coteau in June 1856, Joseph Adolphe in November 1858 but died the following January, John Thomas died at age 4 weeks in May 1860, Adams was born in May 1861, Joseph Desgènes, perhaps Déogène, in September 1864, and Philogène Bernard in July 1867.  Déogène died near Grand Coteau in November 1868; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Déogène died "at age 40 yrs.," but he was 42; his succession record, calling him Joseph Déogène and his wife Joséphine Colligan, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December. 

Aladin died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in July 1859.  He was only 17 years old and probably did not marry.  Was he the Aladin Richard whose succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in March 1861? 

Valsin married Marie Azélie Eugénie, called Eugénie and perhaps also Georgina, daughter of James Collegan or Colliguen, perhaps another Irishman, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1860.  Their son François was born near Grand Coteau in April 1861, Pierre in March 1866, James Valsin in March 1868 but died 6 weeks later, and John Percival was born in August 1869. 

Gerasin married Azelienne, daughter of Jean Proud, Proude, or Prude, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1866; Azelienne's mother was a Leger.  Their son Pierre Ferreol was born near Grand Coteau in November 1866. 

Jean Dorestan married Onesia, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodule Sonnier, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Joseph Ernest was born near Grand Coteau in November 1869. 

2b

Joachim married Euphémie Azélie, called Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Melançon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1839.  Their son Marius, also called Maurice and Marice, was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1843.  Their daughters married into the Aube, Bell, Dartes, and Faulk families.  Joachim remarried to Marguerite Valière or Valérie, daughter of fellow Acadian André Prejean, at the Vermilionville church in April 1862.  Joachim died in Lafayette Parish in February 1863; the Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joachim died "at age 52 yrs.," but he was only 48.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Marius/Maurice "of Laf[ayette]," by his father's first wife, married Marie Belzire, called Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadian Zenon Bourque, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1866.  Their son Edmond was born near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in November 1867. 

2c

Marcel married Julienne or Julia Ann, daughter of French Creole John Meche and former wife of Joseph Granbury, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1848; Julienne's mother was a Savoie; Marcel and Julienne evidently had been living together years before they married; the parish clerk who recorded the marriage noted that Julienne's first husband "was absent from [the] parish for more than 10 yrs," so Julienne was now able to remarry.  Marcel and Julienne's son Victor had been born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in March 1843, Siméon, also called Simon, in March 1845, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 2 in August 1849, and Basile was born in June 1851 but died at age 1 1/2 in January 1853. 

Siméon married cousin Coralie Marie, daughter of French Creole Gustave Delahoussaye, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1868; Coralie's mother was a Richard.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died near Grand Coteau "at age 3 wks." in May 1870. 

Descendants of Paul RICHARD (c1747-1818; Michel dit Sansoucy, Michel dit Lafond)

Paul, fourth and youngest son of Joseph Richard and Marie-Josèphe LeBlanc and brother of Mathurin, was born probably at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit in c1747.  He followed his family to Maryland in 1755, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and brothers in 1767, and followed them to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville.  Paul married Madeleine-Marthe, called Marthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Dominique Babin, at St.-Jacques in February 1777.  Spanish officials counted them on the "right bank ascending" at St.-Gabriel later that year.  During the early antebellum period, they crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled on the western prairies.  Their daughter married into the McGee family.  Paul died "suddenly ... at the home of Mr. Lefebvre at 'au large de (the surrounding countryside of) la Côte Gelée" in July 1818; he was "age about 72 years."  Only his younger son seems to have created a family of his own; he settled in St. Landry Parish near his uncle Mathurin. 

1

Older son Joseph-Xavier, born at St.-Gabriel in January 1778, may have died young. 

2

Younger son Dominique, born at St.-Gabriel in December 1784, married Augustine or Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1812.  Their son Eugène was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1819, Paul Hermogène, also called Archange, in January 1822, Joseph in June 1825, and Léandre or Landry in July 1829.  Their daughters married into the Barton and Lacombe families. 

2a

Paul Hermogène married Marie Edmire or Elmire Devillier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1845.  Their son Léopold was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1853, and Emmas in February 1858. 

2b

Landry married Lucretia Susanne, daughter of French Creole Kaley Labarge, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1856. 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD (c1765-1805; Michel dit Sansoucy, René dit Beaupré, Pierre dit Beaupré)

Joseph, son of Claude Richard and Rosalie Thibodeau, born at Halifax or Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in c1765, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother in 1765.  After she remarried at New Orleans in January 1766, his mother and stepfather took him to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.  Probably after he came of age, Joseph moved to the Attakapas District, where he married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Castille, in February 1794; Madeleine's mother was a Landry.  Madeleine's father was from the island of Menorca, near Spain, and her family had come to Louisiana from Maryland in 1767.  Joseph and Madeleine settled at L'Anse, also called La Pointe, on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Beauvais or Beauvois, Simon, and Webre families.  Joseph died at his home at L'Anse in May 1805; he was only 40 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in June 1807.  A daughter, Marie Josephine, was born fives months after he died.  Only one of his sons married and created a family of his own. 

1

Older son Joseph, fils, baptized at Attakapas, age 5 months, in March 1795, died in February 1804.  He was only 9 years old. 

2

Younger son Joseph-Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Valmont, called Valmont, born at L'Anse in July 1802, married Madeleine or Marguerite Marcellite, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Bonin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1835.  Their son Louis Robert was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1836.  Valmont remarried to Marguerite Athenaise, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Beslin, at the St. Martinville church in December 1856; Valmont was 54 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD (1767-1820; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René, Pierre)

Joseph, second son of Amand Richard and Marie Breau, born in Maryland in March 1767 on the eve of his family's voyage to Louisiana, married Pélagie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Jacques Babin, at St.-Jacques in June 1787.  They moved to the Attakapas District in c1806 and settled at L'Anse à Michaud on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughters married into the Benoit, Halloway, and Roy families.  Daughter Eurasie, who married Pierre Zéphirin Roy probably in the late 1820s, bore a "natural" son named Joseph Théodule in September 1824; he was called a Richard.  Joseph died "at his home at L'ance à Michaud" in October 1820; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died "at age 55 years," but he was only 53; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following December.  One of his grandsons was an early settler in the coastal marshes of today's Cameron Parish. 

1

Oldest son Joseph-Cyprien, called Cyprien, born at Ascension in October 1792, died at L'Anse in September 1809.  He was only 17 years old. 

2

Rosémond dit Saunier, born at St.-Jacques in April 1795, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Poirier of L'Anse du Bon Repos and widow of Jean Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1817.  They settled near the bridge at Anse La Butte.  Their son Pierre was born in September 1818, Valérien in September 1820, Émilien was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 1, in September 1826, and Sosthène was born in July 1835.  Their daughters married into the Benoit and Theriot families, and perhaps into the Blanchard and Breaux families as well.  One of his sons settled in Calcasieu Parish. 

2a

Valérien likely married fellow Acadian Aspasie Breaux in a civil ceremony probably in St. Landry Parish in 1842, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1846.  They settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish.  Their son Pierre was born in November 1843, Simon in December 1844, Valentine in February 1849, Raymond in September 1854, Louis Juste in November 1856, and Jean Baptiste in April 1859.  Their daughter married into the Duhon family. 

2b

Sosthène "of Calcasieu" married Oliva, daughter of French Canadian Ursin Primeaux of Calcasieu, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1855; Oliva's mother was a Broussard; they were married civilly, or were living together, before their church wedding.  They settled near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish.  Their son Pierre Adelma was born in August 1855, Armelin, in April 1859, Sosthène in September 1862, Augustin in August 1867, and Auresile, perhaps Aurestile, in August 1869. 

3

Urbain, also called Ursin, born at St.-Jacques in March 1802, married Marie, daughter of French Creole Simon Gaspard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1825.  Their son Joseph Clairville was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1827.  Their daughter married into the Picard family.  Urbain remarried to Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Granger, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in September 1836.  Their son Martin was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1844, Richard, fils[sic] died at age 8 days in August 1849, and Augustin was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1855.

Joseph Clairville, by his father's first wife, married Suzette, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Picard, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in June 1850; Joseph Clairville's sister Marie Marcellite married Suzette's brother Don Louis.  Joseph's and Suzette's son Hippolyte was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1857 but may have died at age 4 1/2 in April 1862.

4

Michel Adrien or Adrien Michel, born at L'Anse in June 1808, married Anastasie, also called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Granger of St. Martin Parish, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1829.  Their son Telesphore was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 1/2 months, in February 1831 but died in March, Michel, fils was born in August 1832 but died at age 1 in August 1833, and Joseph Lasty was born in December 1846.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux, Lacouture, Magnard, Mire, and Roy families.  A succession record listing his heirs was filed in Michel Adrien's name at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in May 1851 (sadly, it did not mention son Joseph Lasty).  Michel Adrien remarried to Marie Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry and widow of Charles Granger, fils and Édouard Comeaux, at the Vermilionville church in June 1851; Michel Adrien was 43 years old at the time of the wedding.  Their son Alexandre was born in Lafayette Parish in April 1852, and Armand near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1855.  Michel Adrien's first succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in December 1868; he would have been 60 years old that year; a second succession record, also identifying his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in the following January. 

5

Youngest son Amand, born at L'Anse in July 1812, married Scholastique, called Colastie, another daughter of Pierre Poirier and widow of Charles Theriot, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1838.  Their son Amand, fils was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1850.  Their daughter married into the Landry and Sellers families. 

Descendants of Simon RICHARD, fils (1787-1845; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René, Pierre, Amand)

Simon, fils, eldest son of Simon Richard and Scholastique Mire and nephew of Joseph Richard, was born at St.-Jacques on the river in January 1787.  After he came of age, he followed his uncle to the western prairies, where he married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Hubert Jany or Janise, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1808; Marguerite's mother was a Brasseaux.  Their daughter married into the Soileau family.  Simon, fils died perhaps in St. Landry Parish in 1845; the Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Simon "of Corpus Christi" died "at age 58 yrs.," so this was him.  One wonders what the priest meant by "Corpus Christi."  Was Simon, fils a resident of Corpus Christi, Texas, at the time of his death?  Was he associated with the occupying army of American General Zachary Taylor, who, on orders from U.S. President James K. Polk, moved his force from Fort Jessup, in northwestern Louisiana, to the Texas coastal town in the summer of 1845?  (The town of Corpus Christi, founded by an American entrepreneur on Corpus Christi Bay in 1839, was originally called Kinney's Trading Post or Kinney's Ranch, and was not renamed Corpus Christi until c1847.)

Simon III, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1816, married cousin Clementine Marie Petronille, 19 1/2-year-old daughter of French Creole Vital Estilette, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1837; Clementine's mother was a Richard.  Their son Philemon was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1838 but may have died at age 7 1/2 in June 1845, Théodore Simon was born in April 1848, Edmond Fridolin near Grand Coteau in April 1850 but died at age 1 1/2 in January 1852, Simon IV was born in June 1854 but died at age 4 in August 1858, and Charles Maurice was born in December 1858.  Their daughter married into the Cochran family. 

Théodore Simon married Olivia, daughter of John Wyble, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1870. 

Descendants of Pierre Césaire RICHARD (1814-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Marie)

Pierre Césaire, called Césaire, third son of Jean Pierre Richard and his first wife Anne Marie Melançon, born in St. James Parish in April 1814, married cousin Marie Elise or Elisa, daughter of his first cousin Étienne Richard of West Baton Rouge Parish, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1843.  They settled near the boundary between St. James and Iberville parishes before moving to St. Landry Parish in the early 1850s. 

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Oldest son Siméon Clément was born in St. James Parish in September 1844. 

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Constant, born in St. James Parish in July 1846, died the following December. 

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Camille was born in Iberville Parish in November 1847. 

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Joseph Cephas, perhaps a twin, was born in Iberville Parish in November 1849. 

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Amédée Camille was born in Iberville Parish in October 1850. 

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Philippe Cléonard was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1853.  

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Albert was born in St. Landry Parish in September 1861. 

Descendants of Augustin RICHARD, fils (1820-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René, Pierre, Amand, Simon)

Augustin, fils, also called Auguste and Augustine, second son of Augustin Richard and Anne Rosalie Richard, born in Ascension Parish in April 1820, married Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Grégoire Bodin, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in August 1853; Mélanie's mother was a LeBlanc.  They remained on the lower Teche. 

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Oldest son Désiré Augustin was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in February 1858. 

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Erasme Grégoire was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in November 1859. 

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Arthur was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in March 1861. 

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Gabriel was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in May 1864. 

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Zulmatte, perhaps a son, was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in June 1866. 

Descendants of Joseph L. RICHARD (1822-; Michel dit Sancoucy, ?, Joseph-Ignace, Basile-Marie)

Joseph L., eldest son of Basile Hyacinthe Richard and Marguerite Éloise Guillot, born near the boundary of Assumption and Lafourche Interior parishes in November 1822, married Carmelite or Carmelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Daigle, at the Charenton Church, St. Mary Parish, in September 1851.  They remained on the lower Teche.  Carmelite's succession was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in March 1857, and Joseph's succession record may have been filed at the Franklin courthouse in December 1860. 

Thesimond, perhaps Trasimond, was born near Patterson, St. Mary Parish, in April 1856. 

Descendants of Jean Baptiste Bienvenu RICHARD (1831-; Michel dit Sancoucy, Pierre, René, Pierre, Amand, Simon)

Jean Baptiste Bienvenu, called Jean Bienvenu and Bienvenu, third son of Jean Baptiste Richard and Hortence LeBlanc, born in Ascension Parish in March 1831, likely married Aurelia, called Zela, Felteman or Fetteman at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in August 1853.  They remained on the lower Teche. 

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Older son Magloire, born near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, in January 1852, ...

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Younger son Alexandre Jean Baptiste was born near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, in November 1856. 

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Other RICHARDs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Richards in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there.  The priests at Grand Coteau and Abbeville were especially negligent in their record keeping.  One suspects that some of the Richards who lived on the western prairies during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by members of the family or whose progenitor bore the given name "Richard":

Pierre Richard's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1820.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not give any details of Pierre's life. 

Marie Richard, wife of Martin Court, died "at her home at la Côte aux puces," or the Flea Coast, on lower Bayou Teche, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1821.  She was 60 years old.  Was she Acadian?

Joseph Louis Richard's estate record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in July 1824.  The parish clerk who filed the record did not give Joseph Louis's parents' names or mention a wife.  Was he Joseph, son of Louis Richard

Pierre Richard married Laclaire Algrelle or Hargrave probably in Lafayette Parish in the early 1820s.  Their son Rémise was born in Lafayette Parish in January 1825.  Was Pierre Acadian?

Pierre Richard's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1825.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not give any details of Pierre's life. 

Pierre Richard married Clothilde Quinter.  Their daughter married into the Doucet family in St. Landry Parish in August 1828.  Was Pierre Acadian?

Louis Richard married French Creole Marie Ledoux.  Their son Don Louis was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 4 1/2 months, in March 1832.  Was he the Louis Richard who died in Lafayette Parish in October 1860?  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Louis died "at age 68 yrs."

Arthémise Richard married Anglo American George W. Addison in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in October 1833, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1835.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names. 

Eliphalet Richard died in St. Martin Parish in September 1837.  His, or her, succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month.  The parish clerk who recorded Eliphalet's succession did not give his/her parents' names. 

Azéline, daughter of Pierre Richard, married Joseph, son of fellow Acadian Jérôme Gautreaux of Lafayette Parish, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1838, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1858.  Both the parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage did not include the couple's mothers' names, so which Pierre was the bride's father is anyone's guess.  One wonders also why the couple took 20 years to get their marriage blessed. 

Delphine Richard married Thomas Can in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1839.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Pierre Richard married Eléonore, called Léonore, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Paul Trahan, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1839, and sanctified the marriage at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1847.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names, and, true to form, the Grand Coteau priest who also recorded the marriage did not give the parents' names for either the bride or the groom.  Pierre and Léonore's son Pierre, fils was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1841, Valérien in June 1842, and Joseph near Grand Coteau in December 1851.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, a few years later, and near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, at the end of the 1850s.  Their daughters married into the Istre and LeBlanc family at Church Point. 

"Widow Richard" died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in October 1837.  The priest who recorded her burial gave no more details. 

Insan Richard died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1838.  The priest who recorded the burial gave no more details. 

Froisie Richard married Jean Pierre Rouxe in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1841.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adélaïde Richard married Anglo American Samuel Small of Calcasieu Parish in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in November 1841.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Lezen Richard married Mélazie Richard and settled near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, by the early 1840s. 

Marie Darsene or Dersina Richard married French Creole Jean Baptiste Lafleur at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1843.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Éloi Richard married Madeleine Martin.  Their son Michel Gui, called Gui, was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1842 but died at age 1 in August 1843 (the St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give the boy's mother's name, said that Gui died "at age 3 yrs."), Désiré was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1855, Othon in November 1855, Théogène in September 1864, and Joseph Moleus in February 1869. 

Michel Richard married Mary Ann Dyval, perhaps Duval, and settled in Lafayette Parish by the mid-1840s. 

Élie Richard married Uranie Martin and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1840s.  Was Élie the same as Éloi?

A succession record for Baptiste Richard was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in July 1848.  Which Baptiste was this?

Marcel Richard died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in August 1848.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Marcel died "at age 13 yrs." 

Alexandre Richard married fellow Acadian Zelima Boudreaux.  Their son Omer was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1849. 

Louise Richard married William Le Berge in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1849.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Richard married Élizabeth Taller or Talley at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1852.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They had either married civilly or were living together a year or so before the church wedding.  Their son Pierre, a twin, was born in St. Martin Parish in February 1852. 

Clémile Richard died in Lafayette Parish in November 1854.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Clémille died "at age 20 yrs."

Joseph dit Théodule Sauveur Richard died in St. Martin Parish in December 1854.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 30 yrs." 

Robert Richard died in St. Martin Parish in February 1856.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or even give the age of the deceased. 

Michel, fils, son of Michel Richard and Louisa Richard, married Zoraïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Cyprien Mouton, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1856.  They settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish.  Who were Michel, père's parents?  Was his father Acadian?

Lesima Richard married Jacques Picard in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in October 1858.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adolph Richard married Louise Blare and settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, by 1860. 

Elisa, daughter of Michel Richard and Marianne Dukes or Dykes, married Gilbert, son of Théophile Elmer, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in March 1860.  Both the parish clerk and the priest who recorded the marriage said that the bride's mother was deceased at the time of the wedding.  Was Elisa's father Acadian or Anglo American? 

Drozin Richard married Félicianne Come.  Their son Anaicet, probably Anaclet, was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in April 1860. 

Pierre Richard's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in May 1860.  One wonders which of the many Pierre Richards this may have been. 

Julien Richard married Amanda Fitzellan Clark in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1862.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Aurelien Richard died in Lafayette Parish in October 1862.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Aurelien died "at age 34 yrs." 

Joseph B. Richard married Elisa or Eliza, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Boudreaux and widow of Lewis D. Caruthers, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1862.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the groom's parents' names. 

Aurelie, perhaps Aurelien, Richard married cousin Bienvence Richard and settled near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Mary Valentine Richard married Acadian Daniel Dugas in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1863.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Mary Valentine Acadian? 

Euclide Richard married Anglo Creole Carmesile Abshire.  Their son Lasti was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1863. 

Joachim Richard married Sylvanie Apcher, probably AbshireNasie, perhaps their son, was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in April 1864. 

Sosthène Richard married French Creole Émilie Lacombe and settled in Lafayette Parish by the mid-1860s.  Their son Gabriel was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1870 but died the following September. 

Alexandre Richard died near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in January 1865.  The priest who recorded the burial did not give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give the age of the deceased.  One wonders which Alexandre Richard this may have been and if his death was war-related. 

Émilie Richard married Théodule Desormeaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in May 1865.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Orellien Richard's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in September 1865.  Was this a post-mortem succession? 

C. S. Richard married Sarah Bihm in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Clément Richard married Sarah Butner and settled at Washington, St. Landry Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Pierre Richard married Anathalie Teriou, probably Theriot, and settled near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Pierre Richard married Julienne Benoit and settled in Lafayette Parish by the late 1860s. 

Paul Richard married Marie Joseph and settled in St. Martin Parish by the late 1860s. 

Joseph Richard married Marguerite Primeaux and settled near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Amedeus Richard married Zulmée Bourg and settled near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Paul Richard married Léonie ____.  Their son Octave John, born in c1866, was baptized at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, age 22, in April 1888.  Was Paul Acadian? 

Paul Richard married Marie Honorine, called Honorine, Racca in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in April 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Youngsville. 

Edmond Richard married Azélie Richard.  Their son Augustin was born in St. Landry Parish in December 1866. 

Anaclet Richard married Émelina, called Melina, Bordelon, widow of John Huggins, at the Church Point church, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in February 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Joseph Richard married Célestine Trahan in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled at Washington.  Their son Edgard was born in April 1867, and Joseph, fils in March 1868. 

François Richard married Malissa Isabella Myers in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in March 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Alvina, daughter of Joseph Richard and Elmire Hollier, married John or Joseph, son of Anglo American Sern[sic] Hamilton, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1867. 

Julia Richard married Urbain Woods in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Martin Richard married Aureline Frederick at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in June 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their daughter Marie had been born near Abbeville the previous December, so Martin and Aureline may have been married civilly earlier in the decade. 

Simon Richard married Eléonore Richard.  Their son Joseph was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1867. 

John H. Richard married Uranie Savant, widow of U. Ashcraft, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

____ Richard died near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in December 1867.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, mention a spouse, or give the deceased's given name, said that ____ died "at age 45 yrs." 

Dick, son of Lucy Richard, married Mélasie or Célasie Macon, daughter of Macon Louis Bellard, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1869.

Ophilia Richard married Louis Goodman in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Vileor Richard married Mathilde Mendoza in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish in September 1868.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adeline Richard, wife of Auguste Richard, died near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, in October 1868.  The priest who recorded the burial did not give Adeline's parents' names nor her age at the time of her death.  When, and where, did she marry Auguste, and who were his parents? 

François Richard married Melesse Elisabella Mayer.  Their son François, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in February 1869. 

Joseph, son of Moïse Richard, was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in February 1869.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the mother's name. 

Manuel J. Richard married Fanny or Francis[sic] J. Smith in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Édouard Richard died in St. Landry Parish in June 1869.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names, said that Édouard died "at age 8 mths." 

Fannie Richard married Henry Crawford in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in June 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marial Richard married Patrick Keough in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in July 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Hippolyte Richard married Céleste Leger in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They settled near Eunice. 

E. F. Richard married O. D. Harmon in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names, nor did he give a hint as to who was the bride and who was the groom. 

Elmo Richard married Caroline Courville.  Their son Eugène was born near Eunice, St. Landry Parish, in November 1869. 

Valentine Richard married Numa Arceneaux in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Anasta Richard married Marie Cloraire Istre.  Their son Joseph was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1870. 

Lodoiska Richard married Dorcile or Dorcili Hulin at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Octavie Richard married Arcade Devilliers in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

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A Richard family that settled in eastern St. Landry Parish cannot be linked to other members of the family in the area:

Descendants of Sylvanie RICHARD (?-; Michel dit Sancoucy? )

Sylvanie Richard married French Creole Marie Doralise, called Doralise, Guillory and settled between Grand Coteau and Arnaudville in St. Landry Parish by the late 1840s.  Their daughter married into the Delord or Delore family. 

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Joseph married Marie Thérèse, called Thérèse, daughter of Adélard Lanclos, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1868, and sanctified the marriage at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in December.  They settled near Arnaudville. 

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Simon married Onésima, daughter of Onésime Badeau, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in November 1869, but sanctified the marriage at the Arnaudville church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1870; Onésima's mother was a Cormier

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Richards who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche:

Jean Richard, age 55, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With him were wife Marguerite Landry, age 48, of Grand-Pré and their 14-year-old son Jean-Pierre.  Jean and Marguerite had no more children in Louisiana.

Dorothée Richard, age 50, crossed on La Bergère with second husband Claude LeBlanc of Grand-Pré, age 62, and Claire Landry of Grand-Pré, age 80, her mother-in-law by her first husband. 

Pierre Richard, age 48, crossed on La Bergère with wife Marie-Blanche, called Blanche, LeBlanc, age 43, and three children--Marie-Marguerite, age 19, Pierre-Joseph, age 17, and infant Charles-Pierre-Paul.  Also with them was 30-year-old cousin Rose Richard, daughter of Jean.  Pierre and Marie-Blanche had no more children in Louisiana.  Cousin Rose married a LeBlanc at Lafourche and may have followed her husband to the Baton Rouge area, where she died in October 1822, in her late 60s.  Daughter Marie-Marguerite, wife of Raphaël Landry, died in Assumption Parish in July 1824; she was 58 years old.  Meanwhile, Pierre died a widower in Assumption Parish in November 1815, only a few months shy of his eightieth birthday.  Neither of his sons created families of their own, so this line of the family, except for its blood, disappeared in the Bayou State. 

Cécile Richard, age 48, crossed on La Bergère with husband Olivier Aucoin, age 59, and three daughters, ages 18, 16, and 14.  Cécile, a widow, died in Assumption Parish in February 1824; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 85 years old when she died, but she was "only" 81. 

Marie-Josèphe Richard, age 46, widow of Hilaire Landry, crossed on La Bergère with two daughters, ages 18 and 10. 

Cécile Boudrot, age 38, widow of Charles Richard, crossed on La Bergère with daughter Marie-Rose, age 14, and half-brother Joseph Boudrot, age 18. 

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Jean-Charles Richard, age 19, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans later in August.  He came alone and did not follow the majority of his fellow passengers to Baton Rouge but went, instead, to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married. 

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Marie Richard, age 44, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With here were two unmarried sisters--Marguerite, age 42, and Élisabeth, or Isabelle, age 33.  Élisabeth and Marguerite married and settled on the upper bayou.  Marie never married and died in Assumption Parish in November 1809, age 68.  Marguerite, wife of Jean-Pierre Bourg, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1831, age 87..   Élisabeth, wife of Jean Baptiste Trahan, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1832, age 81. 

Charles Richard, age 31, Marie et al.'s younger brother, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with wife Marie-Josèphe Trahan, age 19.  Their children were born on the bayou. 

Joseph Richard, age 36, a widower, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with daughter Marie-Élisabeth or -Isabelle, called Isabelle, age 10.  Joseph did not remarry.  Marie-Élisabeth, wife of Jean-Louis Daigle, died at New Orleans in September 1801; she was only 26 years old.  One wonders what a resident of Lafourche was doing in the city at the time of her death. 

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Marguerite Richard dit Sapin, age 42, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were husband Joseph Boudrot of Minas, age 40, four children, ages 20 to 3, and 12-year-old mineure Marie Hébert.  Marguerite was pregnant when the family reached New Orleans and gave birth to another son at either New Orleans or Lafourche.  Marguerite died in Assumption Parish in November 1815; the priest who recorded her burial said that Marguerite was 68 years old when she died, but she was closer to 72. 

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Marie-Blanche Richard, age 42, widow of Claude Pitre, crossed with 17-year-old daughter Marie-Charlotte on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  Marie-Charlotte married a Boudrot at New Orleans soon after they reached the city.  Marie-Blanche, her daughter, and her son-in-law evidently did not follow the majority of their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but went to upper Bayou Lafourche instead, where Marie-Charlotte died in November 1786 probably from the rigors of child birth. 

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Basile-Marie Richard, age 18, younger brother of Jean-Charles Richard of Le Beaumont, crossed on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  He followed his older brother to upper Bayou Lafourche, married three times, and created a large family line on the bayou. 

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Although only two of their lines survived, the Richards from France created a third center of family settlement on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Basile-Marie's line was especially vigorous: 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD (c1749-; Michel dit Sansoucy, ?)

Joseph, born in Acadia in c1749, ended up in France, where he married Frenchwoman Marie-Jeanne Daniel.  He worked as a cooper in France, probably at Morlaix, where he was counted in October 1784.  He came to Louisiana with a daughter aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  He evidently did not remarry.  His daughter married into the Daigle family. 

Descendants of Charles RICHARD (c1754-1825; Michel dit Sansoucy, René dit Beaupré, Michel dit Beaupré)

Charles, son of Michel Richard and Françoise Theriot, born probably at Minas in c1754, was exiled with his family to Virginia in 1755 and deported to England the following year.  In 1763, they were repatriated to France, where he became a tailor.  He married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Trahan, at St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, in February 1785 and took his wife to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, later that year.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, where their children were born.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin, Breaux, Daigle, and Lelorec families.  Charles died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1825; he was 71 years old; a petition for inventory of his earthly possessions was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the day after his death. 

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Older son Jean-Charles, born at Assumption in January 1794, died in Lafourche Parish "during [the] yellow fever epidemic" in September 1853.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that J. C., as he called him, died "at age 61 yrs."; Jean Charles would have been "only" 59.  Did he marry? 

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Younger son Joseph Firmin, born at Assumption in August 1806, married Marie Elisa, called Elisa, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Bastien Landry of Assumption Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1830.  Their son Joseph Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1833, Hébert or Hubert in November 1838, Émile Étienne in December 1844 but died at age 2 1/2 in August 1847, Amédée was born in May 1847, and Eustache in March 1853.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Celestin, Conlon or Coulon, and Dugas families.  Joseph Firmin may have died in Lafourche Parish "during [the] yellow fever epidemic" in October 1853; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Joseph died "at age 50 yrs."; Joseph Firmin would have been 47; a petition for family meeting in his name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in August 1859.  His wife may have died during the same epidemic in September 1853. 

2a

Leufroi married Helen, also called Ellen, daughter of Anglo American John Doyle or Dall, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in November 1853.  Their son Adam died in Lafourche Parish 15 days after his birth in April 1858, and Adam Collin was born in November 1859. 

2b

Hubert married Émelie or Amelie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1861.  Their son Joseph Henri Félix was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1864, Simon Albert in January 1868, and Paul Arthur in September 1869.  

2c

Amédée married Lodoiska, daughter of German Creole Zenon Bernard, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1870; Lodoiska's mother was an Acadian Roger

Jean-Charles RICHARD (1766-1790s; Michel dit Sansoucy, ?)

Jean-Charles, elder son of Joseph-Ignace Richard and Marguerite LeBlanc, born at Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in January 1766, came to Louisiana alone aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He did not follow the majority of his fellow passengers to Baton Rouge but went to upper Bayou Lafourche instead, where he married Pérrine-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arcement, in September 1789.  Jean-Charles died by January 1794, when his wife remarried at Assumption.  They may have been that rare Acadian couple who had no children. 

Descendants of Basile-Marie RICHARD (1767-1845; Michel dit Sansoucy, ?)

Basile-Marie, second son of Joseph-Ignace Richard and Marguerite LeBlanc, born at Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, in April 1767, came to Louisiana alone aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his older brother Jean-Charles to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Anne-Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Benoît Comeaux, in May 1788.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Bourgeois, Guillot, and Legendre families.  Basile remarried to Henriette, also called Anne, 24-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Paul Bourgeois of St. James Parish and widow of Mathurin Boudreaux and Pierre Aysenne, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1828; Basile was 61 years old at the time of the wedding.  Henriette gave him another son.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family.  Basile remarried again--his third marriage--to Marie Olive, daughter of German Creole Charles Pontiff of St. John the Baptist Parish, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1838, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1839; Basile was 72 years old at the time of the wedding!  Basile Marie died in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1845; he was 78 years old; his succession inventory record had been filed at the Thibodaux courthouse five days before his death.  Most, if not all, of his sons, most from his first wife, created families of their own. 

1

Oldest son Joseph-Benoît, called Benoît, from his father's first wife, born at Lafourche in December 1790, married Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean François Rassicot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1810.  Their son Joseph Léon, called Léon, was born in Assumption Parish in January 1818, and Louis Leufroi, called Leufroi, in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1820.  Their daughters married into the Dantin, Foret, and Savoie families.  Joseph remarried to Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Breaux, at the Plattenville church in July 1819.  Their son Valéry Basile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1821, Evariste in June 1824, and Louis Marcellin, called Marcellin, in October 1829.  Their daughters married into the Gaubert and Hébert families.  Joseph Benoît died in Lafourche Parish in November 1863; he was 73 years old; a petition for inventory, listing his wives and children, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in December 1865. 

1a

Léon, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne LeBlanc, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1842.  Their son Léon, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1846, and Joseph, fils in November 1848.  They also had a son named Washington, also called Paul.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family.  Léon remarried to Julia, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Gaudet and widow of Marcellin Bourgeois, at the Thibodaux church in March 1851.  A petition for succession inventory in Joseph Léon's name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in July 1856; he would have been 38 years old that year. 

Washington/Paul, by his father's first wife, married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian François Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1869. 

Léon, fils, by his father's first wife, married Angelina, daughter of Théodule Morillon, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1870; Angelina's mother was a Bourg

1b

Louis Leufroi, by his father's first wife, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1845.  He was only 25 years old and probably did not marry. 

1c

Evariste, by his father's second wife, married Marie Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1849; Evariste's sister Aimée married Delphine's brother Augustin.  Evariste and Delphine's son Jules Octave was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1850, and Evariste, fils in March 1854.  Evariste, père remarried to Pauline, daughter of French Creole Antoine Ledet, at the Thibodaux church in October 1858; Pauline's mother was a De La Mazière.  Evariste, père remarried to Melina LeBlanc, probably a fellow Acadian and widow of François Breen, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1863.  Their son Joseph Camille was born near Lockport in March 1867.  Evariste died near Lockport in February 1870; he was only 45 years old. 

Jules Octave, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Léon Arceneaux, at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1869. 

1d

Marcellin, by his father's second wife, married Émilie, called Émelite and Mélitte, another daughter of Jean Louis Hébert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1850.  Their son Léo was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1851, Louis Oscar in January 1864, and Joseph Arthur in November 1868. 

2

Victor, by his father's first wife, born at Lafourche in October 1792, married Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Bergeron, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1815.  Their son Adam Victor, called Victor, fils, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1826.  Their daughters married into the Naquin and Pontiff families.  Victor, père died in Lafourche Parish "during [the] yellow fever epidemic" in September 1853; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give Victor's age at the time of his death; Victor, père would have been a month shy of 61 years old.  His only son carried on the line. 

Victor, fils married Julie Palmyre, called Palmyre, daughter of French Creole Valéry St. Martin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1847.  Their son Victor Arthur was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1848, Joseph Edgard, called Edgar, in October 1851, Louis Clay, called Clay, in September 1854, and Valéry Oscar, called Oscar, in March 1856.  Victor, fils died in Lafourche Parish in April 1862; he was only 35 years old; a "petition for approval of tableau," listing his wife and surviving children, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in October 1865.  One wonders if Victor, fils's death was war-related. 

3

Alexandre-Marcellin, called Marcellin, from his father's first wife, born at Assumption in October 1794, married cousin Théotiste Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Raphaël Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1816; Théotiste's mother was a Richard.  Their son Théodule was born in Assumption Parish in September 1817.  Marcellin died in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1849; he was 55 years old. 

Théodule married Marcelline or Marcellite, daughter of French Creole Antoine Cuvillier, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1839.  Their son Alexandre Théodule was born near Plattenville in October 1842, Auguste or Augustin near Paincourtville in February 1845 but, according to a church record, died at age 12 1/2 in September 1857, and Marcellin, a twin, was born near Plattenville in November 1847.  Their daughter married into the Gaspard family.  One of his sons moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War Between the States. 

Augustin, despite a priest's insistence that he died in childhood, married Adeline, daughter of French Creole Valéry Charpentier, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in May 1868.  Their son Augustin, fils was born near New Iberia in October 1868. 

4

Basile-Hyacinthe, by his father's first wife, born at Assumption in September 1801, married Marguerite Éloise or Éloise Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Michel Guillot, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1821.  They lived near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Joseph L. was born in November 1822, Jean Charles le jeune in August 1832 but died at age 1 1/2 in April 1834, and Aristide Hippolyte was born in May 1843.  Their daughters married into the Juneau and Seraud families.  One of his sons moved to lower Bayou Teche during the late 1840s or early 1850s.  Another remained in the Lafourche valley and settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret. 

4a

Joseph L. married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Daigle, at the Charenton Church, St. Mary Parish, in September 1851.  They remained on the lower Teche. 

4b

Aristide Hippolyte married Mélasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Barrilleaux, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in May 1869.  Their son Camille Oleus was born near Pierre Part in July 1870. 

5

Jean Charles le jeune, by his father's first wife, born at Ascension in October 1805, married Marie Scholastique, called Scholastique, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Paul Bourgeois, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1826.  Their son Jean Trasimond, called Trasimond le jeune, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1828, and Onésime or Olésime Valéry in September 1832.  Their daughters married into the Chiasson, Estiven or Estivennes, and Luzignan or Luzignau families.  Jean Charles died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1836; he was only 30 years old; his succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse later that month. 

5a

Trasimond le jeune married Estelle, daughter of fellow Acadian J. Edmond Thibodeaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1850.  Their son Joseph, called Thibodaux, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1851, Jean Prosper, called Prosper, in February 1853, and Pierre Émile in October 1854.  Trasimond le jeune died in Lafourche Parish in January 1857; he was only 28 years old; letters of tutorship, listing his children, were filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in March 1869. 

5b

Onésime Valéry married Celima, daughter of Jean Laine, Laind, or Laisne, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1856; Celima's mother was a Bourgeois.  Their son Jean Aurestile was born in Lafourche Parish in June 1857, Joseph in March 1861, and Ignace in May 1869. 

6

Hippolyte, by his father's first wife, born in Ascension Parish in July 1808, married Marie Pélagie, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1830.  Their child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died in Lafourche Parish, age 9, "during [the] yellow fever epidemic" in September 1853.  Their daughter married into the Boudreaux family. 

7

Youngest son Trasimond Marie Valentin or Onésippe, by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1830, married Elisa or Eliza, daughter of French Creole Urbain Poché, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1852; Elisa's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Alcide was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1853 but died the following September, probably a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana that summer and fall.  Trasimond died in Lafourche Parish "during [the] yellow fever epidemic" in September 1853; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give Trasimond's age at the time of his death; Trasimond Marie would have been only 23 years old.  His son also died in the epidemic, so this family line probably died with him. 

Pierre-Joseph RICHARD (1768-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, Charles)

Pierre, fils, elder son of Pierre Richard and Marie-Blanche LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in March 1768, came to Louisiana with his family aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  If he survived the crossing, he probably followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, but he does not seem to have created a family of his own. 

Charles-Pierre-Paul RICHARD (1785-1814; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, Charles)

Charles-Pierre-Paul, younger son of Pierre Richard and Marie-Blanche LeBlanc, born aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in Paimboeuf harbor the day before it set sail for Louisiana in May 1785, survived the long voyage.  His parents took him to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Charles died in Assumption Parish in September 1815; he was only 29 years old.  He did not marry.  His line of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

Jean-Pierre RICHARD (1770-1847; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René)

Jean-Pierre, son of Jean-Baptiste Richard and Marguerite-Geneviève Landry, born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, in July 1770, followed his family to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and went with them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Élisabeth-Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Aucoin, at Assumption in September 1798.   Jean-Pierre died in Assumption Parish in December 1847; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Jean, as he called him, died at "age 79 years," but Jean Pierre was "only" 77.  One wonders of he and his wife had any children. 

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During the early antebellum period, Richards from the river, including three brothers, moved to Bayou Lafourche and joined their cousins already there, adding substantially to that center of family settlement: 

Marie-Josèphe Richard, widow of François Basset and Louis Ménard and wife of Sergeant José Garcia, formerly of the Spanish Louisiana Regiment, died in Assumption Parish in June 1815.  The priest who recorded her burial said that Maria, as he called her, died at "age 53 yrs.," but she was closer to 60. 

Geneviève Richard, widow of Simon dit Pierre Pitre, Victor Boudreaux, and Pierre LeBlanc, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1825.  She was 79 years old. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD (1799-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Pierre, René, Pierre, Amand)

Jean-Baptiste, fifth son of Simon Richard and his first wife Scholastique Mire, born at St.-Jacques in March 1799, married Hortense, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier LeBlanc, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in January 1818.  They lived in St. James Parish before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche during the 1820s.  Their daughters married into the Dupuis, Landry, and LeBlanc families.  One of their sons moved on to lower Bayou Teche, but the others remained on the upper bayou. 

1

Oldest son Simon le jeune, born in St. James Parish in April 1819, may have died young. 

2

Jean Baptiste Désiré, called Désiré, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1826, married Marie Concepcion, called Concepcion and Constance, daughter of Spanish Creole Manuel Suarez, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1848.  Their son Joseph Augustin was born near Paincourtville in December 1848, Joseph Aristide in May 1849[sic], Joseph Neuville in May 1852, and Joseph Ulysse in May 1854. 

3

Jean Baptiste Bienvenu, called Jean Bienvenu and Bienvenu, born in Ascension Parish in March 1831, likely married Aurelia, called Zela, Falteman, Felteman, or Fetteman at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in August 1853.  They moved down bayou to the Brashear, now Morgan, City, area, on the lower Atchafalaya River, by the mid-1860s. 

4

Emelius, Emelus, or Melus, perhaps the youngest son, married Zulmée or Ulmée, daughter of fellow Acadian Alcide Bourg, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1859.  Their son Joseph Olésime was born near Paincourtville in February 1864. 

Descendants of Eugène-Placide RICHARD (1803-1844; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin, Joseph, Joseph, fils)

Eugène-Placide, called Placide, second son of Pierre Richard and his first wife Marie-Élise Melançon, born at St.-Jacques in July 1803, married Marie Adèle, called Adèle, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Marin Dugas of St. James Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1825.  Their daughter may have married into the Chauvin family.  Placide remarried to Marie, 25-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Barthélémy Henry, at the Thibodauxville church in February 1829.  The daughter married into the Bernard (German Creole, not Acadian) and Delatte families.  Placide died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1844; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Placide died "at age 45 yrs.," but he was only 41. 

1

Oldest son Louis Basile, by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1831, died at age 1 1/2 in May 1833. 

2

Jean Baptiste Lauvensy, called Lauvensy, from his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832, died in Lafourche Parish in October 1852.  He was only 20 years old and probably did not marry. 

3

Marcellus B., by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1834, ...

4

Youngest son Telesphore, by his father's second wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1841, married Amelie or Émelia, daughter of French Creole Henri Lirette of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1864.  Their son Arthur Irénée was born in Terrebonne Parish in December 1866. 

Descendants of Joseph RICHARD (1809-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin, Joseph, Joseph, fils)

Joseph, fourth son of Pierre Richard and his first wife Marie-Élise Melançon, born at St.-Jacques in February 1809, a twin, married Rose, 20-year-old daughter of French Creole Nicolas Albert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1833; Rose's mother was a Bourg.  They, too, remained on Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughter married into the Lapeyrouse family.  Joseph remarried to Adèle Caroline, 26-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Guidry, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in December 1849; Joseph was 40 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Pierre Joseph, by his father's first wife, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1834, married Roselia Léotilde or Théotille Rosalia, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Blanchard, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1854, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, the following August.  Their son Pierre Joseph Théophile was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, Hippolyte Aurestile in August 1857, and Louis Augustin in April 1859. 

Descendants of Jean Baptiste RICHARD (c1811-; Michel dit Sansoucy, Martin, Joseph, Joseph, fils)

Jean Baptiste, fifth son of Pierre Richard and his first wife Marie-Élise Melançon, born probably in St. James Parish in c1811, married Azélie, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole Nicolas Albert, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1833; Azélie's mother was a Bourg.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche and lived near the boundary between Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.

1

Oldest son Jean Marie was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1834. 

2

Jean Baptiste Skede, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1836, died in Lafourche Parish in October 1853.  He was only 17 years old and probably was a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that struck South Louisiana that summer and fall. 

3

Joseph Octave, born in Assumption Parish in November 1839, married Azéma, daughter of French Creole Oville Pontiff of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1860.  They settled near Chacahoula.  Their son Albert Félicien was born in November 1869. 

4

Louis, perhaps the youngest son, married Pamela, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Naquin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1861; the marriage was recorded also in Terrebonne Parish.  They settled near Chacahoula. 

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Other RICHARDs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Richards in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley with known Acadian lines of the family there:

Philippe, son of Jean Richard, died in Assumption Parish in May 1846.  He was only 3 months old.  The Plattenville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the mother's name, so one wonders which Jean Richard the boy's father may have been. 

Édouard Richard married Marie Rosemot Dugot, probably Dugas.  Their son Joseph Édouard was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1847. 

Basile, son of Lorenza Richard, was born probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1850 but died the following December.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the father's name. 

Eugène Richard married Acadian Rosello Melançon and settled in Lafourche Parish by the early 1850s.  Was Eugène Acadian? 

Michel Richard married Zélide Bare and settled near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, by the mid-1850s.  Was Michel Acadian?

Aurelienne Richard married Achille, son of Acadian Jean Louis Louvière, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1859.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couples' parents' names. 

Noris, also called Anaïs, Richard married Evelina, also called Emelina, LeBlanc, probably an Acadian, and settled near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, by the early 1860s. 

Lu or Lee Catherine Richard married Perry Charles in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Lu or Lee Catherine Acadian? 

Joseph Richard married Uranie Benjamin at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1870.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names.  Was Joseph Acadian? 

Lazzeme or Laiseme Richard married Acadian Lessima Boudreaux at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1870; the marriage was recorded also in Lafourche Parish.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage gave the couple's parents' names.  Was Laiseme Acadian? 

Joseph O. Richard, born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in August 1870, was baptized at the Lockport church in May 1871.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give any parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Richard is a common surname in France and other European countries, so it is no surprise that members of the family came to Louisiana decades before their Acadian namesakes reached the colony.  They were especially numerous at Pointe Coupée, where one of them served as a colonial official:

Beginning in 1717, during the John Law period of the colony's history, a French secular priest, Father Jean Richard, a native of Anjou, served at various posts in French Louisiana, including Pascagoula and Biloxi.  He was, in fact, one of the earliest pastors of the St.-Louis parish at New Orleans, serving there in 1722 before returning to France in 1723 "to regain his health." 

Jeanne-Élizabeth Richarde or Richardes, widow of François Mane, married Jean Fumat of Mondragon, Provence, France, "employed laborer in the Company (of the Indies)," at Fort Louis, New Biloxi, then a part of French Louisiana, in July 1722. 

Marie Richard, "of Melun, in Brie," France, widow of ____ Aman, married Louis Gal, surnamed Boutonnier, a soldier, at New Orleans in January 1723.  Marie died at New Orleans in February 1724. 

Christianne Richard, "native of the Palatinate" in Germany, married Marguerite Arens of Hamburg, Germany, at New Orleans in April 1723. 

_____ Richard, "native of Brest in Brittany, seaman," died at New Orleans in October 1725.  He was only 45 years old. 

Marie Richard, "native of Cholet, Diocese of Angers," France, married Éstienne Durante, "sergeant in the troops," widower of ____ Facee, at New Orleans in April 1727. 

Jean Richard of Avignon, France, married Marie Lagare or Legart and settled at Pointe Coupée by 1740.  A daughter married into the Baron and Bebet families there.  Jean died at Pointe Coupée in February 1751. 

Pierre Richard married Marie-Louise De Noyer and served as "royal magazine-intendant" at Pointe Coupée in the 1740s. 

Jean-Baptiste Richard died at Pointe Coupée in March 1764. 

Marguerite, daughter of Jean Richard and Jeanne Gautier of Hannonois, Vivares, France, and widow of Pierre Guillot dit Dufresne, married Jacques-Firmin, son of Jacques Ferret of Hezo, near Rouen, France, at Pointe Coupée in June 1764. 

Guillaume Richard, an "Englishman," probably William Richards, died at the home of Acadian L'ange Bourg at Opelousas in June 1780.  He was only 20 years old and "lived on charity."  William's succession record was filed at what became the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, the following September.  One wonders what someone living on charity could have left behind. 

Anne-Isabelle, daughter of Simon Richard, married Joseph, son of Juan Pagin of Malta and resident of New Galvez, or Galveztown, at Ascension in November 1780.  One wonders if Anne-Isabelle was Acadian.  Her name does not appear on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names, so we may assume that she was not. 

Francisco, son of Christobal Richar and Margarita Bellot of Viar, Valencia, Spain, "soldier of the fourth company of the second battalion of the stationary regiment of this plaza," and a bachelor, died at the Royal Military Hospital, New Orleans, in January 1793.  He was only 22 years old. 

Étienne, son of Jean Richard, "of Maryland," married Anglo-American Sara Gooden "of Carolina," at Baton Rouge in May 1796.  Which Jean was the father?  The priest who recorded the marriage did not include Étienne's mother's name.  Were Jean and Étienne Acadians? 

Louis Richar, husband of Félice Béloni, died at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands on the Upper German Coast in January 1797.  He was only 27 years old. 

Marie Richard, daughter of Jacques, or James, Richard and Marie Anne Pits of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and widow of Thomas Camel, married Jean, son of Martin Henriques or Henry of Manheim, Rhine Palatinate, Germany, and widower of Marguerite Noper, at Attakapas in August 1799.  Marie probably was Anglo American, and her surname was probably Richards

Baptiste, fils, son of Baptiste Richard and Charlotte Tornel "of the banks of Duchen (sic) in Canada," died at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, in October 1799.  He was only 25 years old. 

Nicolas, son of Andrés Ricardo and Catarina Navarro of Ornella, Sardinia, married Isabelle, daughter of Jacques Constant, at New Orleans in December 1803. 

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On the eve of the Louisiana Purchase, a Richard from the south of France married an Acadian widow and settled near his Acadian namesakes on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Most of his descendants married Acadians:

Descendants of Louis-Gabriel RICHARD (c1765-1831)

Louis-Gabriel, son of Dominique-Alexis Richard and Marie-Victoire Pascales, born probably at Toulon, France, in c1765, married Marie, daughter of Acadian Michel Dugas and widow of Jean Thibodeaux, at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche in October 1803; Louis-Gabriel was in his late 30s at the time of the wedding.  Louis died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1831; he was 66 years old.  Two of his three sons married, both of them to Acadians, but only one of them created a family line of his own, which proved to be a vigorous one.  Nearly all of Louis Gabriel's grandchildren married Acadians. 

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Jean Baptiste, a twin, born at Assumption in July 1804, may have died young. 

2

Joseph Louis or Louis Joseph, Jean Baptiste's twin, married Marie Céleste, daughter of Acadian Hyacinthe Aucoin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1831.  Joseph died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1831; he was only 27 years old.  He probably fathered no children. 

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Youngest son Louis Dominique, born at Ascension in February 1807, married Marie Émilie, daughter of Acadian Joseph Thibodeaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1827.  Their son Louis Amédée was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1828 but died at age 4 in August 1832, another Louis Amédée, called Amédée, was born in August 1834, Ovide or Ovile Augustin in January 1836, Carville or Clairville in April 1838, Joseph Polinaire or Apollinaire, called Apollinaire, in July 1842, Alfred Osémé, called Osémé and Aimé, in March 1847, and Théodule Désiré near Labadieville in July 1851 but died at age 11 in September 1862.  They also had an older son named Jean Baptiste le jeune.  Their daughters married into the Arcement, Gautreaux, and Talbot families.  Most of his sons married Acadians. 

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Jean Baptiste le jeune married Elizida or Lesida, daughter of Acadian Joseph Boudreaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1854.  They lived near the boundary between Lafourche and Assumption parishes.  Their son Ernest Séraphin was born in February 1866. 

3b

Amédée married Rosa, daughter of Acadian Auguste Aucoin, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1856.  Their son Théodule Jules was born near Labadieville in June 1862, and Adolphe Ovile in January 1868. 

3c

Ovile Augustin married Euphémie, daughter of Acadian Zenon Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1858.  Their son Ernest Augustin was born near Labadieville in June 1859, Jules in October 1860, and Amédé Bertil in May 1865.  Oville remarried Myrthe, daughter of Acadian Joachim Mire, at the Labadieville church in June 1868.  Their son Numa Bernard was baptized at the Labadieville church, age unrecorded, in July 1869. 

3d

Clairville married Rosema, another daughter of Auguste Aucoin, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1859.  Their son Louis Auguste was born near Labadieville in August 1861, Louis Aubert in November 1865, and Albert Prosper in May 1868.

3e

Apollinaire married Zulma, daughter of Jean Pierre Junot or Juneau, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1865; Zulma's mother was an Arcement

3f

Osémé married Eléonore, daughter of Acadian Charles Boudreaux, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1869. 

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During the antebellum period, dozens of Richards, called Foreign French by native Louisianians, came to New Orleans from France, Mexico, and the Caribbean Basin.  Most of the ones who stayed in the Bayou State probably remained in the city: 

____ Richard, a 36-year-old doctor from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Alexandre out of Le Havre, France, in January 1820. 

C. Justin Richard, a 21-year-old "speculator" from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Seine out of Bordeaux, France, in June 1820. 

Juillet Richard, a 37-year-old male actor from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Nestor out of Le Havre in November 1826. 

F. Richard, a 24-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship William out of Bordeaux in October 1830. 

____ Richard, a 19-year-old cooper from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship General Foy out of Bordeaux in July 1839. 

Jean Richard, a 25-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Unicorn out of Le Havre in April 1840. 

Jules Richarde, a 26-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Columbiana out of Le Havre in March 1843. 

____ Richard, a 45-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Tippecanoe out of Le Havre in June 1843. 

____ Richard, a 29-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Francis de Pau out of Veracruz, Mexico, in October 1844. 

____ Richard, a 44-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Andelle out of Le Havre in November 1844. 

Allain Richard, a 44-year-old carpenter from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Cairo out of Marseille, France, in November 1845.  He was heading to Texas. 

Sophie Richard, age 6, and Marie Richard, age 3, both from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Sea Lion out of Le Havre in November 1845.  One wonders with whom they were traveling.  They were going to Missouri. 

____ Richard, a 47-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Andelle out of Le Havre in December 1845.  Aboard the same vessel was Reg. Richard, a 30-year-old French farmer.  One wonders if the two Richards were kinsmen. 

Jean Richard, a 46-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Ellen Brooks out of Le Havre in June 1848.  Also aboard the same vessel were Marguerite Richard, age 46, probably his wife, and Marie Richard, age 16, Babette Richard, age 10, Catherine Richard, age 7, Jean Richard, age 2, and Albert Richard, age 6 months, probably their children.  The family was going to Missouri. 

Adam Richard, a 22-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Europe out of Le Havre in June 1848. 

Chs. Richard, a 48-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Vesta out of Le Havre in November 1848. 

Claude Richard, a 36-year-old farmer from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Hargrave out of Le Havre in February 1849. 

_____ Richard, a 26-year-old baker from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Catherine out of Bordeaux in October 1849. 

E. Richard, a 38-year-old merchant from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Ohio out of Havana, Cuba, in November 1849.  He was on his way back to France. 

Louis Richard, a 42-year-old farmer from France, and Adam Richard, age 41, also a French farmer, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Radius out of Le Havre in January 1851.  Aboard the same vessel was Alexandre Richard, age 17, a son or younger brother.  They were going to Mississippi. 

Joseph Richard, a 24-year-old clerk from France, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Cornelia out of Le Havre in May 1851.  Also aboard the same ship were Élisabeth Richard, age 32, perhaps his wife, and Joseph Richard, age 3 months, probably his son. 

Jean Richard, a 21-year-old native of France, occupation unrecorded, reached New Orleans aboard the ship Belle Anaise out of Le Havre in May 1852. 

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Non-Acadian Richards, including an Irishman, settled in many South Louisiana communities, including predominantly-Acadian ones, during the antebellum period: 

Father Simon Richard, a French secular priest, served South Louisiana during the early antebellum period.  He was briefly pastor at Donaldsonville in the late 1810s and on the bishop's council at New Orleans in the late 1820s. 

Belly, or Billy, Richard, "from Ireland, a masoner by profession," died "at the home of François Bernard at La Pointe [on upper Bayou Teche] where he lived for 2 mths." in November 1812.  Billy was only 38 years old when he died. 

Gui Richard died in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1834.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Gui's parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

Louis Richard "of France" died in Lafayette Parish in February 1831.  He was 72 years old.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial did not give Louis's parents' names or mention a wife. 

Henry Richard married Eliza ____ and settled in St. Martin Parish by the mid-1830s. 

Louis Richard "born in Nantes, France," died near Plattenville, Assumption Parish, "age ca. 27 years," in May 1847. 

Antoine Richard, "native of France," died in Ascension Parish in December 1849.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Antoine died at "age 48 years."  One wonders from which part of France he was from and when he came to Louisiana. 

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A Foreign-French Richard settled on upper Bayou Lafourche during the late antebellum period: 

Descendants of Jean RICHARD (c1793-1870)

Jean Richard, born probably at Bordeaux, France, in c1793, married Anne Desfrugeois, also called Despujol, probably at Bordeaux and emigrated to Louisiana during the antebellum period.  They settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Jean died in Lafourche Parish in September 1870; the priest who recorded the burial said that Jean died "at age 77 yrs."  Only one of his sons created a lasting family line: 

1

Louis Jean or Jean Louis, also called L. J., Louis Cheri, and Cheri, born at Bordeaux in c1821, was a resident of Lafourche Interior Parish when he married Théodora, 15-year-old daughter of Acadian Basile Dugas, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1841.  They settled near Raceland.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Dupré, and Sevin families.  Did Louis Jean/Jean Louis father any sons? 

2

Louis Charles, also called Charles and Jean Charles, born at Bordeaux in c1823, married Ludivine, called Divine, daughter of French Creole François Leloret, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1846; Ludivine's mother was an Acadian Richard.  Their son Jean Gustave, called Gustave, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1849, and Charles Amédé, called Amédé, in June 1851.  Louis Charles died in Lafourche Parish "during [the] yellow fever epidemic" in September 1853; the Thibodaux priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Charles, as he called him, died "at age 30 yrs."; petitions for family meetings in his name (Jean Charles) were filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in August 1854 and July 1860. 

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Some of the Richards who lived in South Louisiana during the antebellum and immediate post-war periods were Afro Creoles who had been owned, and perhaps freed, by members of the family, or they may have taken their surname from an ancestor whose given name was "Richard." Area church and civil records do not always reveal their ethnicity, but the record keepers sometimes provided tantalizing clues:

Marie Marthy Richard, "slave of Michel Richard," was baptized by the Donaldsonville priest probably in Ascension Parish in June 1849; she was 17 years old.  Her godfather was Victor Richard, probably Michel's 13-year-old son. 

Joseph Richard, son of "Charlotte," born in 1858, was baptized at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1874. 

Sam Richard "married" Minerva ____ and was living with her "at Major Aubry's" near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in the late 1850s. 

Coczen, fils, son of Coczen Richard and Virginie ____, was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1864. 

Dick Richard married Antoinette ____ and settled in Ascension Parish by the late 1860s. 

Dick Richard married Henriette ____ and settled in St. James Parish by the late 1860s. 

Dick Richard, free man of color, married Martha Pilot in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was Martha also a free woman of color? 

Elizabeth Richard, freedwoman, married Thomas Smith, freedman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in January 1866.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Victorine, aff[ranchie], or freedwoman, daughter of Richard Richard and Félicia ____, married Jack, son of Allen Allen and Quisie ____, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1868.  The marriage record also "Recognized 3 children." 

Richard Richard married Lucie ____.  Their son Joseph was born near Bayou Pointe-aux-Loups, now Iota, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in March 1869. 

Rosémond, son of Isabelle Richard, married Madelina, daughter of Adèle Philippe, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in May 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's father's names. 

CONCLUSION

Richards settled early in Acadia, and they were among the very first Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  During the 1860s, they came to Louisiana in four waves.  The first of them, Jean-Baptiste of Chignecto, among the first Acadians to reach Louisiana, arrived from Georgia via Mobile in February 1764 and went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.  The next contingent, from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue--including two nephews of Jean-Baptiste of Chignecto--came a year later and settled on Prairie Bellevue, south of the present city of Opelousas, creating a western branch of the family.  More Richards came from Halifax in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques near their cousin already there.  The Richards who came from Maryland in 1766 and 1767 went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques and to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, which became known as the Acadian Coast.  Their descendants settled in the Acadian Coast parishes of St. James, Ascension, Iberville, and West Baton Rouge, and one even settled in Pointe Coupee Parish, where few Acadians lived. 

A generation after the first of the family reached the colony, over 30 of their cousins arrived aboard six of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  A few of these latecomers went upriver to the Baton Rouge area, their descendants settling in West Baton Rouge Parish, but most of them went to upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement.  Meanwhile, Richards from the Acadian Coast began moving to the western prairies during the late colonial and early antebellum periods and to Bayou Lafourche during the 1820s.  More left the river and the upper bayou and settled west of the Atchafalaya Basin during the late antebellum and immediate post-war periods. 

By the eve of the War Between the States, the largest "center" of Richard family settlement lay in the southwestern prairie parishes of St. Landry, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion, and Calcasieu.  However, significant numbers of Richards still remained on the river and in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

Richard is a common surname in France (one study says that it is "among the ten most frequent patronyms" there) and is found in other European countries as well, so it is no wonder that members of the family came to Louisiana decades before their Acadian namesakes appeared.  J. Richard, a missionary from the Anjou region of France, came to Louisiana in 1717 as a concession priest and returned to Anjou in 1723.  Richards from France and Germany lived at New Orleans as early as the 1720s and at Pointe Coupée from the 1740s.  Louis-Gabriel Richard of Toulon, France, married an Acadian widow and settled on Bayou Lafourche, near his Acadian namesakes, during the early antebellum period.  More Richards, called Foreign French by native Louisianans, came to New Orleans from France, Mexico, and the Caribbean Basin throughout the antebellum period; two brothers from Bordeaux also settled on Bayou Lafourche.  The numbers of non-Acadian Richards, however, except in New Orleans, were dwarfed by the numbers of their Acadian namesakes, who settled in nearly every corner of today's Acadiana.  ...

The family's name in Louisiana also is spelled Ribard, Richar, and Richart.  The Richards should not be confused with the Ricards, French Creoles who settled at Pointe Coupee and on the Acadian Coast. 

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 752-69, 1057-67, 1280-84, 1427-30, 1663-64, 2252-53, 2284-85, 2377-80, 2574-81; Baudier, The Catholic Church in LA, 45-49, 51, 58, 285, 301, 308, 309, 320; Brasseaux, Foreign French, 1:457-58, 2:283, 3:250; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:155-56; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 379-84; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Higginbotham, Jay, "The Chaumont Concession: A French Plantation on the Pascagoula," p. 583, note 17, in Conrad, ed., The French Experience in LA; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family Nos. 37, 38; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 87; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 147-48; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 692-704; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 125-28, 187; White, DGFA-1, 1373-95; White, DGFA-1  English, 290-92.

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
Amand RICHARD 01 Jul 1767 StG born c1744, probably Minas; son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite GRANGER; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; married, age 19, Marie BREAUX, c1763, probably MD; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with wife Marie & no children; arrived LA 1767, age 23; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Aman RICHAR, age 25, head of family number 30, assigned farm number 26, with wife Maria age 25, sons Simon age 3, Joseph age 4 mos., father Pedro age 56, & orphan Maria BODRO age 12; died by Mar 1777, when his wife was listed in the St.-Gabriel census as a widow
Anne RICHARD 02 Feb 1768 Natz, Asc born c1725; married Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS; exiled to MD 1755, age 30; in report on Acadians Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; arrived LA 1768, age 43; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana, age 32[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; moved to Ascension; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Anne RICHARD widow DUPUIS, age 45, with son Firmain DUPUIS & 2 daughters; in Ascension census, 1777, left [east] bank, called widow DUPUIS, age 48[sic], with son Firmin DUPUIS & 1 daughter; died [buried] Ascension Parish 2 Nov 1811, age 86, a widow
Anne-Marie RICHARD 03 1765 StJ born 6 Aug 1765 aboard ship or in New Orleans; baptized New Orleans 15 Dec 1765; daughter of Joseph dit Vieux RICHARD & Anne BLANCHARD; sister of Marie-Anastasie & Rosalie; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 10 mos., with parents & sisters; not in Cabanocé census of 1769 & Ascension censuses of 1770 & 1777 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young
Anselme RICHARD 04 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 3 Feb 1765, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Pierre RICHARD & his second wife Françoise DAIGLE; brother of Joseph, Marie-Jeanne, & Pierre-Auguste; at Kerbellec, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765; sailor; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 20; never married; died [buried] probably Baton Rouge 26 Jan 1786, age 21
Basile-Marie RICHARD 06 Dec 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 3 Apr 1767, Bangor, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joseph-Ignace RICHARD & Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of Jean-Charles; plowman; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 18, listed singly; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Basille, age 20, listed singly, with 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 2 swine; married, age 21, (1)Marie-Anne-Victoire, daughter of Benoît COMEAUX & Anne BLANCHARD, 4 May 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Basil, age 23, with wife Marie age 22, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 60 qts. corn, 12 horned cattle, 0 horses, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Basilio, age 29, with wife Maria age 27, sons Josef age 5, Victorio age 3, Alexandro age 14[sic, probably meant months], & daughter Enrrieta age 5, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Basille, age 30, with wife Marie age 28, sons Joseph age 6, Victore age 4, Alexandre age 15[sic; mos.], & daughter Henriette age 7, 0 slaves, next to his father-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Basille, age 31, with wife Marie age 25, sons Joseph age 7, Alexandre age 3, daughters Victoire age 5, Henriette age 7, & Rosalie age 1, 13/20 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother-in-law Clode LEBLANC; married, age 61 (2)Henriette, daughter of Jean Baptiste Paul BOURGEOIS & Marguerite BABIN, & widow of Mathurin BOUDREAUX & Pierre AYSENNE, 28 Apr 1828, Thibodauxville; married, age 72, (3)Marie Olive, daughter of Charles PONTIFF & Catherine HOFFMAN of St. John the Baptist Parish, & widow of Dominique BADEAUX, 28 Apr 1839, Thibodaux; died Lafourche Interior Parish in 7 or 30 Aug 1845, age 78; succession inventory record dated 25 Aug 1845, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Cécile RICHARD 07 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 19 Jul 1742, Grand-Pré; daughter of Pierre RICHARD & Cécile GRANGER; sister of Jean, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre; exiled to VA 1755, age 13; deported to England 1756, age 13; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 21; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; married, age 23, Olivier, son of Charles AUCOIN & Anne-Marie DUPUIS, & widower of Marguerite VINCENT, 26 Nov 1765, St.-Servan; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 48[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Cécille, age 60[sic], with husband & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Cicile, age 43[sic], with husband, 1 daughter, & "minor" Nicolas [AUCOIN?]; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Cécilia, age 52, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Cécille, age 53[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Cécille, no surname given, age 60[sic], with husband, son-in-law Cervant TEMPLET, daughter Marie [AUCOIN], 2 TEMPLET grandsons, & 1 TEMPLET granddaughter; died [buried] Assumption Parish 11 Feb 1824, age 85[sic], a widow
Charles RICHARD 08 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1754, probably Minas; son of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle, Marguerite, & Marie; half-brother of Anne TRAHAN?; exiled to VA 1755, age 1; deported to England 1756, age 2; repatriated to France 1763, age 9; tailor; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, with 3 unnamed orphans; married, age 31, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Marguerite TRAHAN, 7 Feb1785, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 31; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 33, with wife Marie age 21, no children, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Charles RICHARDS, age 34[sic], with wife Marie-Josèph[e] age 25, daughters Marie age 2, Félicité age 1, mother-in-law Margrithe TRAHAN age 53, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 40 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 14 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos, age 40, with wife Maria age 27, son Juan age 6, daughter Felicitas age 6, Ludivina age 24[sic, probably meant 2], & mother-in-law Margarita TRAHAN age 62; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 41[sic] with wife Marie age 28, son Jean age 3, daughters Félicité age 7, Divine age 5, & mother [in-law] Margueritte TRAHAM age 63; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 45, with wife Marie age 30, son Jean age 4, daughters Divine age 6, Félicité age 3, Justine age 1, & mother-in-law Margueritte TRAHAN age 60, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 6 or 7 Mar 1825, age 71; petition for succession inventory dated 7 Mar 1825, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
*Charles-Pierre-Paul RICHARD 09 Aug 1785 Asp born 13 May 1785, aboard La Bergère, Paimboeuf, France; baptized same day, Paimboeuf, probably aboard ship; son of Pierre RICHARD & Marie-Blanche LEBLANC; brother of Marie-Marguerite & Pierre-Joseph; sailed to LA on La Bergère, a newborn; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Charles, age 3, with parents, sister, & cousin Rose RICHARD; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Charles, age 6, with parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Carlos, age 10, with parents; never married; died [buried] Assumption 14 Sep 1814, age 29
Dorothée RICHARD 10 Aug 1785 Asp born 25 Aug 1728, baptized next day, Annapolis Royal; daughter of François RICHARD & his second wife Marie MARTIN; married, age 29, (1)Alexis, son of Claude COMEAUX & Claire LANDRY, c1757, England; repatriated to France from Southampton, England, arrived St.-Malo 1763, age 31[sic]; married, age 40, (2)Claude, son of Jean LEBLANC & Jeanne BOURGEOIS of Port-Royal, & widower of Anne-Josèphe LONGUÉPÉE & Marie-Josèphe GUIDRY, 21 Jun 1768, St.-Servan, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Dorothé, with husband & no children; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 50[sic]
Élisabeth/Isabelle RICHARD 11 Jul 1767 StG born c1743; exiled to MD 1755, age 12; married Pierre, son of Cosme BRASSEUR dit BRASSEAUX & Élisabeth/Isabelle THIBODEAUX, probably MD; arrived LA 1767, age 24; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Isabel, age 24, with husband & 1 daughter; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 28[sic], with husband, 1 daughter, & 2 sons; died [buried] St. Gabriel 17 Jul 1807, age 64
Élisabeth/Isabelle RICHARD 12 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1752, probably Minas; daughter of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT; sister of Charles, Marguerite, & Marie, half-sister of Anne TRAHAN?; exiled  to VA 1755, age 3; deported to England 1756, age 4; repatriated to France 1763, age 11; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, unnamed "orphan" with brother Chares?; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 33, traveled with her unmarried sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 35, with sisters Marguerite & Marie; married, age 36, Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN, 11 May 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Élisabeth RICHAR widow TRAHAN, age 38, with family of Alexis LEVRON; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel TRAHAN, age 44, with sons Pedro [TRAHAN] age 7, Juan [TRAHAN] age 1, & daughter Ana [TRAHAN] age 3, next to Alexos LEVRONS; died Lafourche Interior Parish 19 Sep 1832, age 81; depicted with her sisters in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
*Fabien RICHARD 13 1765 Atk?, Op born c1752, probably Chignecto; son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Louis & Pierre, fils; arrived LA 1765, age 13; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, the boy in the household of Pedro RICHARD?; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 16[sic], with parents, siblings, & uncle Victor RICHARD; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 20[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 27, Françoise, daughter of Pierre THIBODEAUX & Françoise SONNIER, 10 Jan 1779, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Fab, with 5 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, with 3 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Françoise], 3 unnamed girls, 0 slaves, 80 cattle, 14 horses, 20 arpents; on Opelousas militia list, Jul 1789, fusilier; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, with unnamed wife [Françoise], 5 unnamed white males, 3 unnamed white females, & 0 slaves, next to widowed mother-in-law; died [buried] St. Landry Parish 10 Apr 1812, age 60; succession records dated 17 May 1811 & Apr 1812, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Geneviève RICHARD 14 Dec 1785 BdE, BR, Lf born 31 Mar 1746, Grand-Pré; daughter of Charles RICHARD & his first wife Catherine-Josèphe GAUTREAUX; exiled to VA 1755, age 9; deported to England 1756, age 10; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 17; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-73; married, age 21, (1)Simon dit Pierre, son of Antoine PITRE & Anne COMEAUX, 13 Jan 1767, St.-Servan; married, age 27, (2)Victor, son of Antoine BOUDREAUX & Cécile BRASSEAUX, & widower of Josèphe HÉBERT, 3 Aug 1773, St.-Servan; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 37[sic]; married, age 41, (3)Pierre, son of Victor LEBLANC & Marie AUCOIN, & widower of Anne-Josèphe LEBERT, 28 Sep 1787, Bayou des Écores or Manchac; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 7 unnamed others; moved to Lafourche valley probably late 1810s; died Lafourche Interior Parish 19 Sep 1825, age 80[sic], a widow
Jean RICHARD 15 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 19 Feb 1731, Grand-Pré; son of Pierre RICHARD & Cécile GRANGER; brother of Cécile, Marie-Josèphe, & Pierre; exiled to VA 1755, age 25; deported to England 1756, age 26; married, age 28, Marguerite LANDRY of Grand-Pré, c1758, probably England; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 33; plowman; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife Marguerite & 1 son; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 49[sic], head of family; received from the Spanish on arrival 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, 2 each of axe, hatchet, & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 59, with wife Margueritte age 50, son Jean-Pierre age 15, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 1 horse, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 60, with wife Margrithe LANDRI age 54, son Jean age 20, "minor" Madelaine LEBLANC age 16, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 1 horse, 15 swine; died by Dec 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
Jean-Baptiste RICHARD 16 Feb 1764 StJ born 2 Feb 1719, Chignecto, baptized 25 Jun 1719, Beaubassin; called Jean; son of Martin RICHARD & Marguerite BOURG; brother of Madeleine; uncle of Joseph, Pierre, & Victor; married, age 23, (1)Catherine, daughter of Alexis CORMIER & Marie LEBLANC, c1740, Chignecto; exiled to GA 1755, age 36; moved to Charleston, SC, 1763, age 44; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, called Jean RICHARD, with wife & 4 unnamed children; among first Acadians to reach LA, from Savannah, GA, via Mobile, Feb 1764, age 45; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Juan, with 1 unnamed woman [wife Catherine], 1 unnamed boy [Jean-Marie], & 1 unnamed girl [Rosalie] in his household; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 57, with wife Catherine age 56, & daughter Rozalie age 21; married, age 59, (2)Anne, daughter of Étienne MARTIN & Marie-Jeanne COMEAUX, & widow of Pierre BLANCHARD & Joseph FORET, 23 Jul 1778, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Jean, Père, with 3 unnamed whites, 3 slaves, 20 qts. rice, 30 qts. corn; died probably St.-Jacques 3 Jul 1786, age 67
Jean-Charles RICHARD 17 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 21 Jan 1766, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Joseph-Ignace RICHARD & Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of Basile-Marie; plowman; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 19, listed singly; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 21, listed singly, with 6 arpents, 14 qts. corn, 1 swine; married, age 23, Pérrine-Madeleine, daughter of Pierre ARCEMENT & Marie HÉBERT, 7 Sep 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville;  in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean-Charles RICHARDE, age 25, with wife Périne age 20, daughter Margrithe age 1, brother-in-law Guillaume [ARCEMENT] age 18, 0 slaves, 7 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 0 horses, 7 swine; died by Jan 1794, when his wife remarried at Assumption
Jean-Marie RICHARD 18 Feb 1764 StJ born c1746, probably Chignecto; called Jean; son of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Marie-Catherine CORMIER; brother of Joseph, Marie-Madeleine, & Rosalie; exiled to GA 1755, age 9; moved to Charleston, SC, 1763, age 17; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; among first Acadians to reach LA, from GA via Mobile, Feb 1764, age 18; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanoce Militia, called Juan, with 1 boy & 1 girl in his household; married, age 21, Rosalie BOURGEOIS, 7 Nov 1767, Cabanocé; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 32, with wife Rozallie age 26, sons Pierre age 8, Paul age 6, Michel age 1, & daughter Péllagie age 4; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Jean, fils, with 5 unnamed whites, 2 slaves, 20 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn
Jean-Pierre RICHARD 19 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 8 Jul 1770, St.-Servan, France; son of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Marguerite-Geneviève LANDRY; at St.-Servan 1770-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 11[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jean-Pierre, age 15[sic], with parents; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean, age 20, with parents & "minor" Madelaine LEBLANC; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 24, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 26, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean, age 25[sic], listed singly, with 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 28, Élisabeth/Isabelle-Jeanne of St.-Suliac, France, daughter of Joseph AUCOIN & his first wife Élisabeth/Isabelle HENRY, 18 Sep 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 16 Dec 1847, age 79[sic]
Jeanne RICHARD 20 Nov 1785 SB born c1745; married Joseph BÉNARD, a Russian tailor; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 40
Joseph RICHARD 21 Feb 1764 StJ born 24 Mar 1758, probably GA; son of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Marie-Catherine CORMIER; brother of Jean-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Rosalie; moved to Charleston, SC, 1763, age 5; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; among first Acadians to reach LA, from GA via Mobile, Feb 1764, age 5; baptized 26 Feb 1764, New Orleans, one of first recorded Acadian baptisms in LA; in Cabanocé census, 1766, unnamed, probably the boy in the household of Juan[-Baptiste] RICHARD; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & 1 other?
Joseph dit Vieux RICHARD 22 1765 StJ, Asc born & baptized 15 Apr 1717, Annapolis Royal; son of Pierre RICHARD dit Beaupré & Marie-Madeleine GIROUARD; brother of Pierre; married, age 26, Anne, daughter of Antoine BLANCHARD & Élisabeth THÉRIOT of Annapolis Royal, 20 Jan 1744, Annapolis Royal; arrived LA 1765, age 49; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, age 50, with wife Anne age 40, daughters Marie[-Anastasie] age 6, Rosalie age 3, & Anne[-Marie] age 10 mos., 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 3 hogs, 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 37, right [west] bank, age 53[sic], with wife Anne age 45, daughters Marie[-Anastasie] age 10, Pélagie age 4 mos., & nephew Joseph RICHARD age 7; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 52, head of family number 6, with wife Anne age 42, daughters Marie[-Anastasie] age 11, Pélagie age 1, nephew Joseph RICHARD age 7, & 6 arpents; died dans la maison de son gendre [at the home of his son-in-law] Basile LANDRY, Ascension, buried 27 Feb 1777, age 59
Joseph RICHARD 24 1765 StJ, Asc born c1736, probably Chignecto; son of Joseph RICHARD & his first wife Marie-Josèphe COMEAUX dit Grandjean; nephew of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD; married (1)Agnès, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT dit Manuel & Claire ROBICHAUX of Cobeguit, & widow of ____ BOURGEOIS, probably Acadia during Le Grand Dérangement, marriage recorded 24 or 28 Nov 1766, Cabanocé; arrived LA 1765, age 29; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, with 1 unnamed woman [probably wife Agnès], 1 unnamed boy [Louis], & 1 unnamed girl [Marie] in his household; married, age 36, (2)Marie-Claire, daughter of  Jean-Baptiste MARTIN dit Barnabé & Marie BRUN of Port-Royal, & widow of Barthélémy GODIN dit Bellefontaine, 24 Aug 1772, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 41, with wife Marie age 41, son Louis [or perhaps stepson Louis GODIN] age 10, Pierre age 3, Simon age 2, daughters Marie age 10; Roze age 7, Françoise age 7, & Angélique age 5; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 10 unnamed whites, 0 slaves, 12 qts. rice, 12 qts. corn
Joseph RICHARD 23 1765 StJ born c1736, perhaps Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of perhaps Joseph RICHARD & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC; brother of Marguerite, Mathurin, Paul-Henry, & Simon?; arrived LA 1765, age 29
Joseph RICHARD 25 1765 StJ, Asc, BR? born c1762, probably Halifax; nephew of Joseph dit Vieux RICHARD; arrived LA 1765, age 3, with family of his uncle; not in Cabanocé census of 1766; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 7, with uncle Joseph RICHARD's family; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 7, with uncle Joseph RICHARD's family; died [buried] Baton Rouge 3 Apr 1827, age 65?
Joseph RICHARD 26 1765 StJ, Atk born c1765, Halifax or Cap-Français, St.-Domingue; son of Claude RICHARD & Rosalie THIBODEAUX; arrived LA 1765, an infant, with widowed mother; moved to Attakapas District; married, age 29, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Joseph CASTILLE & Rose-Osite LANDRY, 8 Feb 1794, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; settled L'Anse, Bayou Teche; died "at his home" 5 May 1805, age 40; succession record dated 27 Jun 1807, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Joseph RICHARD 27 Jul 1767 StG born c1744, probably Minas; son of Claude RICHARD & Cécile MELANÇON; brother of Marguerite; exiled to MD 1755, age 11; in report on Acadians at Baltimore, MD, Jul 1763, with family of Bonaventure LEBLANC?; arrived LA 1767, age 23; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Josef RICHAR, age 23, bachelor, head of family number 42, assigned farm number 24, with sister Margarita age 24; married, age 30, (1)Anne, daughter of Alexandre LANDRY & Anne FLAN, 6 Jun 1774, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Gabriel census, right bank ascending, called Jausephe RICHARD, age 30[sic], with unnamed wife [Anne?] age 24, 1 unnamed son [Joseph, fils?] age 8 months, 1 unnamed daughter age 2, 1 Negro, 12 cattle, 2 horses, 12(?) hogs, 20 fowl, 6 arpents?; married, age 40, (2)Cécile, daughter of Jean-Baptiste DUPUY & Anne RICHARD, & widow of Joseph BREAUX, 26 Apr 1784, Ascension; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 25 Nov 1793, age 49?
Joseph RICHARD 28 Jul 1767 StG, StJ, Atk born Mar 1767, probably MD; son of Amand RICHARD & Marie BREAUX; brother of Simon; arrived LA 1767, an infant; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Joseph RICHAR, age 4 mos., with parents, brother, paternal grandfather, & orphan Maria BODRO; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 10, with widowed mother, 2 brothers, & 1 sister; married, age 23, Pélagie, daughter of Jean-Jacques BABIN & Marguerite LANDRY, 18 Jun 1787, St.-Jacques; moved to Attakapas District; died "at his home at L'ance à Michaud," St. Martin Parish, 19 Oct 1820, age 55[sic], buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 19 Dec 1820, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Joseph RICHARD 29 Aug 1785 BR born c1767, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; son of Pierre RICHARD & his second wife Françoise DAIGLE; brother of Anselme, Marie-Jeanne, & Pierre-Auguste; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Beaumont, age 18; married, age 21, Perpétué, daughter Simon AUCOIN & Marie-Geneviève THÉRIOT, 23 Jan 1788, either Bayou des Écores or Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, with 3 unnamed persons in his family, 3 barrels corn, 0 barrels rice, 1/4 qt.
Joseph RICHARD 30 Sep 1785 Asp born c1749, NS; cooper; married Marie-Jeanne DANIEL; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, with no wife & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 32[sic], no wife listed, so probably a widower; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 39, with no wife, daughter Marie-Isabelle age 12, 6 arpents, 20 qts. rice, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Joseph RICHARDS, age 42, with no wife, daughter Marie-Isabelle age 16, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 110 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 swine
Louis RICHARD 31 1765 Atk?, Op born c1760, greater Acadia; son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Fabien & Pierre, fils; arrived LA 1765, age 5; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 3[sic], with parents, siblings, & uncle Victor RICHARD; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 16, a bachelor, head of "family" number 90; married, age 26, (1)Marie-Victoire, daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Marguerite DAIGLE, c1786, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, with 2 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marie-Victoire], 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 12 horses, 5 arpents; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, with unnamed wife [Marie-Victoire], 3 unnamed white males, 1 unnamed white female, & 0 slaves, next to brother Pierre & their father; married, age 66, (2)Marguerite, daughter of Charles DUGAS & his second wife Marguerite DAIGLE, 21 Jul 1826, Vermilionville; succession record dated Aug 1829, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Louis RICHARD 32 1765 StJ son of Joseph RICHARD & his first wife Agnès HÉBERT dit Manuel; arrived LA 1765
Madeleine RICHARD 33 Feb 1764 StJ born c1710, Chignecto; daughter of Martin RICHARD & Marguerite BOURG; sister of Jean-Baptiste; married, age 23, Jean-Baptiste, son of Pierre CORMIER & Catherine LEBLANC of Chignecto, 11 Aug 1733, Beaubassin; exiled to GA 1755, age 45; moved to Charleston, SC, 1763, age 53; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 5 children; among first Acadians to reach LA, from GA via Mobile, Feb 1764, age 54; in Cabanocé census, 1766, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Baptista CORMIE; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 51[sic], with husband, son-in-law, daughter, 3 granddaughters, & orphan Charles BOURG
Madeleine RICHARD 35 Jul 1767 StG, StJ born c1738, probably Minas; daughter of Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC?; sister of Simon-Henry et al.?; exiled to MD 1755, age 17; married (1)Pierre, son of perhaps Pierre BABIN and Madeleine BOURG of Minas, probably Minas in the early 1750s; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BABIN, with husband & 2 children; arrived LA 1767, age 29; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Magdalena, age 20[sic], with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & orphan Pablo BABEN; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 39, with husband & 2 sons; married, age 40, (2)Théodore, son of Claude DUGAS & Marie BOURG, 24 Apr 1778, St.-Jacques; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 2 Nov 1811, age 60[sic], a widow?
Marguerite RICHARD 36 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1745; married Charles PRÉJEAN "previously in Acadia with the consent of the spouses' parents, in the presence of many witnesses, in the absence of a priest," no date given, marriage ratified & blessed, 3 Feb 1766, New Orleans; arrived LA 1765, age 20; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 21, with husband & no children; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 24, with husband & 1 son; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 24, with husband & 1 son; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 31, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 5 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 7 others; died "at the home of Jean Baptiste COMMEAU, her son-in-law, at Côte Gelée," then in St. Martin now in Lafayette Parish, 24 Oct 1819, "at age about 77[sic], a widow, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 12 Jul 1820, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Marguerite RICHARD 37 Sep 1766 StJ born c1759, probably MD; daughter of Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC; arrived LA 1766, age 7; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 10, with mother & stepfather Joseph BOURG; married, age 14, Joseph, son of Pripque FAGNIANT & Angélique BELLEHUMER, 27 Jul 1773, St.-Jacques
Marguerite RICHARD 38 Jul 1767 StG born c1743, Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; daughter of Joseph RICHARD & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC; sister of Joseph, Mathurin, Paul, & Simon-Henry; exiled to MD 1755, age 12; married (1)Jean-Baptiste FORET, probably early 1760s, MD; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Margueritte FORAY, with husband & orphan Margueritte PRINCE; arrived LA 1767, age 24; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Margarita, no surname given, age 24, with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & orphan Margarita PRENS; married, age 27, (2)Cyrille, son of Michel RIVET & Anne LANDRY of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, 7 May 1770, probably St.-Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed, age 27, with husband, 1 FORET son, & 1 FORET daughter
Marguerite RICHARD 39 Jul 1767 StG born & baptized 7 Nov 1746, Grand-Pré; daughter of Claude RICHARD & Cécile MELANÇON; sister of Joseph; exiled to MD 1755, age 9; arrived LA 1767, age 21; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Margarita, age 24[sic], with brother Joseph; married, age 27, Jean-Baptiste, son of Paul HÉBERT & Marie-Josèphe MELANÇON, 6 Jun 1774, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, unnamed, age 20[sic], with husband & 1 son
Marguerite RICHARD 40 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1743, probably Minas; daughter of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT, sister of Charles, Élisabeth/Isabelle, & Marie; half-sister of Anne TRAHAN?; exiled to VA 1755, age 12; deported to England 1756, age 13; repatriated to France 1763, age 20; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, unnamed "orphan" with brother Chares?; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 42, traveled with her unmarried sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte, age 45, with sisters Élisabeth & Marie; married, age 46, Jean-Pierre, called Pierre, fils, son of Pierre BOURG & Marie-Josèphe GAUTREAUX, 22 Jun 1789, St.-Jacques; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 46[sic], with husband, sister-in-law Françoise BOURG, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 56 [sic], with husband, sister-in-law Francisca BOURQUE, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 57[sic], with husband, sister-in-law Francoise BOURG, & no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, age 54, with husband, sister-in-law Françoise BOURG, "orphan" Phelix [?], & no children; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Jan 1831, age 87; depicted with her sisters in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Marguerite RICHARD dit Sapin 41 Nov 1785 Asp born c1743, probably Minas; daughter of Jean-Baptiste dit Sapin RICHARD & Cécile GAUTREAUX; sister of Marie-Geneviève & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to VA 1755, age 12; deported to England 1756, age 13; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 20; married, age 21, Joseph, son of Michel BOUDREAUX & Claire COMEAUX, 27 Jun 1763, St.-Servan, France; at St.-Servan 1763-72; at Plouër, France, 1772-73; 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, 2 sons, 2 daughters, & an orphan; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 40[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte, age 44, with husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, & orphan Marie HÉBERT; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 47, with husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, & "minor premise" Marie HÉBERT; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 52, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 53, with husband, 5 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 55, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; died [buried] Assumption Parish 18 Nov 1815, age 68[sic]
Marguerite-Marie RICHARD 42 Dec 1785 BdE, PCP born & baptized 16 Jan 1769, Plouër, France; daughter of Honoré RICHARD & Marguerite DAIGLE; at Plouër 1769-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 15, traveled with her widowed mother & stepfather Joseph HÉBERT; married, age 27, Joseph, fils, son of Joseph PATIN & Marie PORCHE, 3 Jan 1797, Pointe-Coupée
Marie RICHARD 44 1765 StJ daughter of Joseph RICHARD & his first wife Agnès HÉBERT dit Manuel; arrived LA 1765; married Joseph, fils, son of Joseph MARTIN & Marie GAUTRO of Québec, 2 Mar 1791, St.-Jacques
Marie RICHARD 46 Sep 1785 Asp born c1741, probably Minas; daughter of Michel RICHARD & Françoise THÉRIOT; sister of Charles, Élisabeth/Isabelle, & Marguerite; half-sister of Anne TRAHAN?; exiled to VA 1755, age 14; deported to England 1756, age 15; repatriated to France1763, age 22; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, listed singly; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 44, traveled with her unmarried sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 48, with sisters Margueritte age 45, Élisabeth age 35, 6 arpents, 10 qts. corn, 2 swine, also "minor premise" with family of François LANDRY; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 50, "minor premise" with family of François LANDRI; never married; died [buried] Assumption Parish 12 Nov 1809, age 68; depicted with her sisters in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Marie-Anastasie RICHARD 48 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1759, greater Acadia; daughter of Joseph dit Vieux RICHARD & Anne BLANCHARD; sister of Anne-Marie & Rosalie; arrived LA 1765, age 6; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 6, with parents & sisters; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Marie age 10, with parents, sister, & cousin Joseph RICHARD; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 11, with parents, sister, & cousin Joseph RICHARD; married, age 16, Basile, son of Vincent LANDRY & Marguerite BOUDREAUX of Grand-Pré, 11 Nov 1776, St.-Jacques; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Anastazie, age 18, with husband, widowed mother, & sister Pélagie; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 1 unnamed other?; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others?; died by 1786, the year her husband remarried at Attakapas
Marie-Blanche RICHARD 47 Dec 1785 Asp born c1737,; daughter of Pierre-Toussaint RICHARD & Marie-Josèphe BOUDREAUX; at Rivière-du-Nord-Est, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Marie, age 15; deported from Île St.-Jean to France aboard Duke William Sep 1758, arrived St.-Malo, 17 Nov 1758, age 21; married, age 27, Claude, fils, son of Claude PITRE & Marguerite DOIRON, 25 Sep 1764, Pleudihen, France; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 42[sic], widow, head of family
Marie-Élisabeth/Isabelle RICHARD 49 Sep 1785 Asp, NO born c1775, Roscoff, Brittany, France; called Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of Joseph RICHARD & Marie-Jeanne DANIEL; on list of Acadians at Morlaix, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 10, traveled with widowed father; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie-Isabelle, age 12, with widowed father; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie-Isabelle, age 16, with widowed father; married, age 24, Jean-Louis, son of Jean DAIGLE & Marguerite-Ange DUBOIS, 26 Aug 1799, Assumption, now Plattenville; died [buried] New Orleans 21 Sep 1801, age 26
Marie-Geneviève RICHARD 50 Nov 1785 NO born 17 Apr 1747, Grand-Pré; daughter of Jean-Baptiste dit Sapin RICHARD & Cécile GAUTREAUX; sister of Marguerite & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to VA 1755, age 8; deported to England 1756, age 9; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 16; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, an "orphan" listed with older sister Marie-Josèphe; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 32[sic], traveled with younger, widowed sister, Marie-Josèphe, & a niece; married, age 38, Jean, son of Nicolas JAINEMAN & Isabelle ESTILAT of Germany, 4 Feb 1786, New Orleans; died [buried] New Orleans 29 Apr 1803, age 38/39[sic]
Marie-Jeanne RICHARD 45 Aug 1785 BR born c1771, France; daughter of Pierre RICHARD & his second wife Françoise DAIGLE; sister of Anselme, Joseph, & Pierre-Auguste; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 14; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents; married, age 17, Paul-Olivier, son of Miniat DAIGLE & his first wife Marie MELANÇON of Pigiguit & Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 8 Sep 1788, probably Baton Rouge
Marie-Josèphe RICHARD 51 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf born c1739, probably Minas; daughter of Pierre RICHARD & Cécile GRANGER; sister of Cécile, Jean, & Pierre; exiled to VA 1755, age 16; deported to England 1756, age 17; married, age 24, Hilaire, son of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite COMEAUX, c1763, England; repatriated to France 1763, age 24; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Marie-Joseph RICHARD, widow Hilaire LANDRY, with 2 unnamed daughters & [cousin] Rose RICHARD; sailed to LA on Le Bergère, age 46, widow, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 each of hatchet & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Widow Hilare LANDRY, age 40[sic, probably 49], with daughter Rose LANDRY age 14, 6 arpents next to son-in-law Jean-Charles THÉRIOT, 10 qts. corn, 4 swine; succession inventory dated 29 Apr 1820, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Josèphe RICHARD 52 Nov 1785 NO, Asp born c1755, Grand-Pré; daughter of Jean-Baptiste dit Sapin RICHARD & Cécile GAUTREAUX; sister of Marguerite & Marie-Geneviève; exiled to VA 1755, an infant; deported to England 1756, age 1; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 8; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; married, age 21, (1)François, son of Jacques-Philippe BASSET & Louise GIGAULT of Bonneuil-Matours, France, 25 Oct 1776, Monthoiron, France; at Cenan, France, 1777-80; at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, Jun 1782; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Marie-Josèph RICHARD, widow François BONET, with 1 unnamed daughter & 2 unnamed orphans; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 30, widow, head of family, traveled with sister & daughter; married, age 30, (2)Louis, son of Pierre MÉNARD & Marguerite BOYER of "Bu_os," 14 Dec 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; married, age 40 (3)José of Cadiz, Spain, "soldier of the dragoons with pickets in this city," son of José GRACIA of Ayamonte, Spain, & Maria GARCIA of Moro, Spain, 15 Jul 1795, New Orleans; moved to Lafourche valley; died [buried] Assumption Parish 23 Jun 1815, age 53[sic]
Marie-Madeleine RICHARD 34 Feb 1764 StJ born c1742, probably Nappan, Chignecto; called Madeleine; daughter of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Marie-Catherine CORMIER; sister of Jean-Marie, Joseph, & Rosalie; exiled to GA 1755, age 13; married, age 27, Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean POIRIER & Marie CORMIER of Menoudy, Chignecto, c1759, probably GA; moved to Charleston, SC, 1763, age 21; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband & 3 children; marriage blessed 22 Jan 1764, Mobile, on their way to LA; among first Acadians to reach LA, from GA via Mobile, Feb 1764, age 22; in Cabanocé census, 1766, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Juan POIRIE; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 35, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 11 others
Marie-Marguerite RICHARD 43 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 7 Sep 1765, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Pierre RICHARD & Marie-Blanche LEBLANC; sister of Charles-Pierre-Paul & Pierre-Joseph; at St.-Servan 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; at St.-Pierre de Réze, Nantes, 1779-83; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 19; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie, age 22, with parents, brother, & "orphan" [cousin] Rose RICHARD; married, age 23, Jean-Raphaël, called Raphaël, son of Pierre LANDRY & Marthe LEBLANC, 17 Aug 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Marie, age 26, with husband Raffel LANDRI & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 30, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 31, with husband, 1 son, 3 daughters, & 1 orphan; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 33, with husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, & engagé Jean ROMAGOS; died [buried] Assumption Parish 16 Jul 1824, age 58
Marie-Rose RICHARD 53 Aug 1785 Asp born c1771, France; daughter of Charles RICHARD & Cécile BOUDREAUX; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & 1 orphan [probably uncle Jean BOUDREAUX]; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 14, traveled with widowed mother & uncle
Mathurin RICHARD 54 Jul 1767 StG, Op born 18 Jun 1741, Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Paul RICHARD & Madeleine LEBLANC; exiled to MD 1755, age 14; in report on Acadians at Newtown, MD, Jul 1763, with widowed mother; married, age 24, Élisabeth/Isabelle LANDRY, c1765, MD; arrived LA 1767, age 26; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Mathurin RICHAR, age 26, with widowed mother, wife Isabel, Paul & Simon RICHARD, & orphan Maria LANDRI; moved to Opelousas District; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 34[sic], head of family number 115, with wife Élizabeth age 36, sons Jean-Baptiste age 8, Olivier age 4, 0 slaves, 4 cattle, 0 horses, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Min., with 4 unnamed free individuals, 0 slaves; in Opelousas census, 1788, Grand Coteau, called Main., with 3 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Élisabeth/Isabelle], 0 slaves, 45 cattle, 27 horses, 10 arpents; on Opelousas militia list, Jul 1789, corporal; in Opelousas census, 1796, Grand Coteau District, called Mathn., with unnamed wife [Élisabeth/Isabelle], 1 unnamed white male, & 0 slaves; died Opelousas Saturday, 24 Dec 1796, age 54
Paul RICHARD 55 Jul 1767 StG, StJ, StG, Atk born c1747, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Joseph RICHARD & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC; brother of Joseph, Marguerite, Mathurin, & Simon-Henry; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report of Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Paul RICHARD, with widowerd mother & brother Simon; arrived LA 1767, age 20; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Pablo RICHAR, age 20, with widowed mother, brothers, a sister-in-law, & orphan Maria LANDRI; married, age 30, Madeleine-Marthe, called Marthe, daughter of Dominique BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX, 2 Feb 1777, St.-Jacques; returned to St.-Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, called Polle RICHARD, age 29[sic], with unnamed wife [Madeleine-Marthe] age 16, 18 cattle, [0 horses?] 12 hogs, 20 fowl, 6 arpents; moved to Attakapas District
Pierre RICHARD, père 56 1765 Atk?, Op born c1729, probably Chignecto; son of Alexandre RICHARD & Marie-Madeleine THIBODEAUX; brother of Victor; nephew of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD; married, age 23, (1)Marguerite, daughter of Alexis DUGAS & Marie BOURG of Cobeguit & Malpèque, c1752, probably Malpèque, Île St.-Jean; at Malpèque Aug 1752, age 22, with wife & no children; "believed to have been a constituent of Beausoleil BROUSSARD"; arrived LA 1765, age 36; in Opelousas census, 1766, COURTABLEAU's Company militia, called Pedro RICHARD, with 1 unnamed woman & 1 unnamed boy in his household; among 11 Acadians of Opelousas District who petitioned Spanish Gov. ULLOA, 13 Mar 1768, requesting government assistance (oxen & plows) to grow wheat in the district, called Pierre RICHARD; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 40[sic], with unnamed wife [Marguerite] age 36, [son] Fabien(?)[sic] age 16, [brother] Victor(?)[sic] age 13(?)[sic], 2 other unnamed sons ages 3 [Louis] & 2 [Pierre], 1 unnamed daughter [Marguerite] age 1, 0 slaves, 23 (or 3)[sic] cattle, 3 horses, 6 arpents without title; in Opelousas census, 1774, with 5 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 9 horses & mules, 20 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 48, head of family number 108, with wife Marguerite age 48, sons Fabien age 20, Louis age 10, Pierre age 9, Olivier age 5, Philippe age 3, daughter Marguerite age 6, 0 slaves, 100 cattle, 12 horses, 20 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called Pre, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave, 1 female slave; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Pre., with 4 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marguerite], 3 slaves, 140 cattle, 10 horses, 36 arpents next to son-in-law Jean BOURG & son Pierre, fils; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, called Pierre RICHARD, father, with no wife so probably a widower, 4 unnamed white males, 3 male slaves, & 3 female slaves, next to sons Louis & Pierre, fils, & son-in-law Jean BOURG; married, age 67, (2)Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN & Anne TRAHAN, & widow of Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC, 22 Aug 1797, Opelousas; died [buried] Opelousas 3 May 1806, "at age about 78 yrs."; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Pierre RICHARD, fils 57 1765 Atk?, Op, Atk born c1763, probably Halifax; son of Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite DUGAS; brother of Fabien & Louis; arrived LA 1765, age 2; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, the boy in the household of Pedro RICHARD?; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 2[sic], with parents, siblings, & uncle Victor RICHARD; in Opelousas census, 1777, unnamed, age 9[sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 24, Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Charles DUGAS & his first wife Marguerite GRANGER, 8 May 1787, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, called Pre., son, with 2 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marie-Josèphe], 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 18 horses, 5 arpents next to his father; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, called Pierre RICHARD, son, with unnamed wife [Marie-Josèphe], 3 unnamed white males, 3 unnamed white females, & 0 slaves, between brother Louis & their father; moved to La Butte, St. Martin Parish; died "at his home," La Butte, St. Martin Parish, 23 Jul 1811, age 48, buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 7 Aug 1811, St. Martin Parish courthouse; succession record dated 4 Jul 1835, St. Landry Parish courthouse; succession record dated 31 Jul 1835, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Pierre RICHARD 58 Jul 1767 StG born 27 Sep 1712, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; son of René RICHARD & Marie-Josèphe BABIN; married, age 23, Marguerite, daughter of Pierre GRANGER & Isabelle GUILBEAU, 21 Nov 1735, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 43; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, a widower, with Anne-Marie RICHARD, probably a daughter; arrived LA 1767, age 55; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Pedro, age 56, with son Amand & his family & orphan Marie BODRO; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, left bank ascending, called Piere, widower, age 32[sic], with 4 Negroes, 2 Negresses, 10 cattle, 8 hogs, 2 horses, 12 fowl, 6 arpents
Pierre RICHARD 59 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 29 Apr 1736, Grand-Pré; son of Pierre RICHARD & Cécile GRANGER; brother of Cécile, Jean, & Marie-Josèphe; exiled to VA 1755, age 19; deported to England 1756, age 20; married, age 26, Marie-Blanche, called Blanche, LEBLANC, c1762, England; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 27; plowman; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; at St.-Pierre de Réze, Nantes, 1779-83; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife Blanche, 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 48[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of shovel & meat cleaver, 2 each of axe, hatchet, & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 52, with wife Blanche age 53, son Charles age 3, daughter [Marguerite-]Marie age 22, "orphan" [cousin] Rose RICHARD age 33, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 51[sic], with wife La Blanche age 49, son Charles age 6, 0 slaves, 3 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 4 horses, 30 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro, age 60, with wife Maria Blanca age 50, & son Carlos age 10, next to son-in-law Rafael LANDRY; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 61, listed singly so probably a widower, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Raphael LANDRY; died [buried] Assumption Parish 18 Nov 1815, age 80
Pierre RICHARD 61 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 13 Oct 1713, Annapolis Royal; son of Pierre RICHARD dit Beaupré & Marie-Madeleine GIROUARD; brother of Joseph dit Vieux; carpenter; married, age 27, (1)Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Antoine LEBLANC & Anne LANDRY, 16 Aug 1740, Grand-Pré; exiled to VA 1755, age 42; deported to England 1756, age 43; on list of Acadians who left Liverpool, England, for France 1763, age 49; married, age 50, (2)Françoise, daughter of Olivier DAIGLE & Françoise GRANGER, & widow of Simon-Joseph THÉRIOT, 3 Oct 1763, St.-Mathieu, Morlaix, France; head of Family No. 33, Kerbellec, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, 1765, age 54[sic]; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, with wife, 3 unnamed sons, & unnamed 1 daughter; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 74[sic], head of family; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Pedro RICHARD, with 3 unnamed persons in his family, 3 barrels corn, 0 barrels rice, 1/4 qt.; died [buried] Baton Rouge 12 Nov 1794, age 34[sic]
Pierre-Auguste RICHARD 05 Aug 1785 BR, StG born 11 Jan 1774, baptized next day, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France; called Auguste; son of Pierre RICHARD & his second wife Françoise DAIGLE; brother of Anselme, Joseph, & Marie-Jeanne; on list of Acadians at Paimboeuf, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 11; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with parents?; married, age 22, Marie-Jeanne, daughter of Charles DARDENNE & Louise LAGET of Natchitoches, 7 Dec 1796, Baton Rouge; died [buried] Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, 13 Mar 1809, age 34[sic]
Pierre-Joseph RICHARD 60 Aug 1785 Asp? born & baptized 2 Mar 1768, St.-Servan, France; son of Pierre RICHARD & Marie-Blanche LEBLANC; brother of Charles-Pierre-Paul & Marie-Marguerite; at St.-Servan, France, 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; at St.-Pierre de Réze, Nantes, 1779-83; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sister; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 16; not in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791 with the rest of his family, so he may have died young
*Rosalie RICHARD 62 Feb 1764 StJ born c1756, probably GA; daughter of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Marie-Catherine CORMIER; sister of Jean-Marie, Joseph, & Marie-Madeleine; moved to Charleston, SC, 1763, age 7; on list of Acadians in SC, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; among first Acadians to reach LA, from GA via Mobile, Feb 1764, age 8; in Cabanocé census, 1766, unnamed, probably the girl in the household of Juan-[Baptiste] RICHARD; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 21, with parents; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & 1 other?; married, age 24, Jean, son of Alexis CAISSIE dit ROGER & his second wife Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC, 6 Nov 1780, St.-Jacques
Rosalie RICHARD 63 1765 StJ born 6 Jan 1763, probably Halifax; daughter of Joseph dit Vieux RICHARD & Anne BLANCHARD; sister of Anne-Marie & Marie-Anastasie; arrived LA 1765, age 2; baptized New Orleans 15 Dec 1765; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 3, with parents & sisters; not in Cabanocé census of 1769 & Ascension censuses of 1770 & 1777 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young
Rose RICHARD 64 Aug 1785 Asp, PCP? born c1755; daughter of Jean RICHARD & Marguerite LANDRY; in report on Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with family of [cousin] Marie-Josèph RICHARD widow Hilaire LANDRY; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 30, traveled with family of cousin Pierre RICHARD; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called an orphan, age 33, with family of cousin Pierre RICHARD; married, age 35, Olivier, son of Victor LEBLANC & Marie AUCOIN, & widower of Marie-Madeleine LEBERT, 7 Nov 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died "at home of POYDRAS at Chenel [Chenal]," Pointe Coupee Parish, buried 10 Oct 1822, Pointe Coupee, age 75[sic]?
Simon RICHARD 66 Jul 1767 StG, StJ born c1764, probably MD; son of Amand RICHARD & Marie BREAUX; brother of Joseph; arrived LA 1767, age 3; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Simon RICHAR, age 3, with parents, brother, paternal grandfather, & orphan Maria BODRO; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 13, with widowed mother, 2 brothers, & 1 sister?; married, age 22, (1)Scholastique MIRE, daughter of Joachim dit Bénoni MIRE & Madeleine MELANÇON, 16 Jan 1786, St.-Jacques; married, age 40, (2)Françoise, daughter of Jean LEMAIRE & Nanette CLAIRU of St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands, & widow of Louis ROME, 16 Oct 1804, St. James
Simon-Henry RICHARD 65 Jul 1767 StG born c1740, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Joseph RICHARD & Marie-Josèphe LEBLANC; brother of Joseph, Marguerite, Mathurin, & Paul; exiled to MD 1755, age 15; in report on Acadians at Upper Marlborough, MD, Jul 1763, called Simon RICHARD, with widowed mother & brother Paul; arrived LA 1767, age 27; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Simon RICHAR, age 27, with widowed mother, brothers, a sister-in-law, & orphan Maria LANDRI; married, age 30, Marie-Rose, called Rose, daughter of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Anne BABIN, 7 May 1770, probably St.-Gabriel; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, age 35[sic], with unnamed wife [Marie-Rose] age 23, 2 unnamed sons ages 6 & 4 [Simon, fils], 1 unnamed daughter [Marie-Madeleine] age 2, 11 cattle, [0 horses?] 10 hogs, 30 fowl, 12 arpents; died [buried] St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, 16 Sep 1812, age 72
Victor RICHARD 67 1765 Atk?, Op born c1747, probably Malpèque, Île St.-Jean; son of Alexandre RICHARD & Marie-Madeleine THIBODEAUX; brother of Pierre; nephew of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD; at Malpèque Aug 1752, age 5, with parents & 5 siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 18; in Opelousas census, 1766, COURTABLEAU's Company militia, with no one else in his household; among 11 Acadians of Opelousas District who petitioned Spanish Gov. ULLOA, 13 Mar 1768, requesting government assistance (oxen & plows) to grow wheat in the district, called Victor RICHARD; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 13(?)[sic, probably 23], with older brother Pierre & his family; in Opelousas census, 1774, a bachelor with 0 slaves, 30 cattle, 6 horses & mules, 10 swine; married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of probably Cosme BRASSEUR dit BRASSEAUX & Élisabeth THIBODEAUX, mid-1770s, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 30, head of family number 121, with wife Marie age 30, son Jean-Baptiste age 2, 0 slaves, 70 cattle, 9 horses, 10 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave, 1 female slave; in Opelousas census, 1788, Bellevue, with 4 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marie-Madeleine], 3 unnamed girls, 3 slaves, 150 cattle, 29 horses, 16 arpents next to nephew Pierre RICHARD, fils; on Opelousas militia list, Jul 1789, fusilier; in Opelousas census, 1796, Bellevue District, with unnamed wife [Marie-Madeleine], 4 unnamed white males, 2 unnamed white females, 3 males slaves, & 2 female slaves; died [buried] Opelousas 7 Sep 1810, age 60; succession records dated Mar 1809 & 12 Mar 1810, St. Landry Parish courthouse

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Amand RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2577, calls his father Paul.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433.

The Spanish report of the Acadians at St.-Gabriel in 1767, cited above, confirms that Amand's father was Pierre. 

02.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Anne RICHARD; BRDR, 3:727 (ASC-4, 103), her death/burial record, calls her Anne RICHARD, "age 86 yrs., nat. Acadia, wid. Joseph DUPUY," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 7, 18; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 435.

Her estimated birth year is calculated from the ages given in the Ascension census of 1770 & her burial record, which agree.  

03.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Anne-Marie RICHARD; NOAR, 2:238 (SLC, B5, 111), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne (Marie) RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her father was Acadian, & that her godparents were Jacque GAIGNARD, merchant, & Marie BLANCHARD. 

The date of her baptism is a clue to the time of the family's arrival in 1765.  Her older sister Rosalie, born probably at Halifax in Jan 1763, was baptized the same day. 

04.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Anselme [RICHARD], & lists him with his parents & 3 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 380, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Anselme RICHARD, gives his parents' names, calls his mother Francoise D'EGLE, & says his godparents were Simon GRANGER & Marguerite LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 573, calls him Anselme RICHARD, says he was his father's "son from the second marriage," that he was b. 3 Feb 1765 but gives no birthplace, & that he was age 1 when French officials counted his family at Kerbellec, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, in 1765; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Anselme, son [Pierre RICHARD's] fils, marin, age 20, on the embarkation list, Anselmo, su [Pedro RICHARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Anselme RICHARD, his [Pierre RICHARD's] son, sailor, age 20, on the complete listings, says that he was in the 4th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 3 siblings, that he was born 3 Feb 1765 but gives no birthplace, & that he was buried 26 Jan 1786, age 21 years, but gives no place of burial; BRDR, 2:621 (SGA-8, 2, #7), his death/burial record, calls him Anselmo RICHARD, age 21 years, gives his parents' names, & says they were "of Manchac."

Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 573, shows that his father was a widower when he married his mother, that his mother was from Rivière-aux-Canards and a widow when she married his father, that they were exiled to VA in 1755, deported to England in 1756, held at Liverpool, repatriated from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, in 1763, & were at Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765, when French officials counted them as Family No. 33 at Kerbellec, Le Palais.  Some members of the family remained in France, where they were counted at Vannes in 1792 during the French Revolution. 

He seems to have died before he could marry.  I have found no marriage record for him.  What killed him so young?

The Manchac referred to in his burial record was the Fort Bute area, just north of Bayou Manchac, where his family settled.  Although his burial was recorded at St.-Gabriel, he probably was buried at Fort Bute, on the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.  Baton Rouge had no church of its own until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel downriver would administer the sacraments in the Baton Rouge area until it got a church of its own.  

05.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Auguste [RICHARD], & lists him with his parents & 3 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2574, his father's profile, calls him Auguste RICHARD, & says he was born in c1770 but gives no birthplace; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 383-84, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Auguste RICHARD, gives his parents' names, says his father was a laboureur Acadien de Carbelec, & says his godparents were Pierre GUILLEMONT & Isabelle THERIAU; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Auguste, son [Pierre RICHARD's] fils, age 11, on the embarkation list, Augusto, su [Pedro RICHARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Auguste RICHARD, his [Pierre RICHARD's] son, age 11, on the complete listings, says that he was in the 4th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 3 siblings, & that, calling him Pierre-Auguste, he was born 11 Jan 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:223, 628 (SJO-3, 17), his marriage record, calls him Pedro-Augustino RICHARD, calls his wife Maria-Juana DARDENE, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Belle Isle en Mer" & hers "of Natchitoches," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Magloire DUPUIS & Joseph CALLIERE; BRDR, 3:727 (SGA-8, 46), his death/burial record, calls him Auguste RICHARD, "age 34, res. Plaquemine settlement," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 573, shows that his father was a widower when he married his mother, that his mother was from Rivière-aux-Canards and a widow when she married his father, that they were exiled to VA in 1755, deported to England in 1756, held at Liverpool, repatriated from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, in 1763, & were at Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765, when French officials counted them as Family No. 33 at Kerbellec, Le Palais.  Some members of the family remained in France, where they were counted at Vannes in 1792 during the French Revolution. 

06.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him Basile-Marie RICHARD, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 380, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Bazile-Marie RICHARD, gives his parents' names, calls them fermier, & says his godparents were Basile LEBLAN & Marie-Françoise LE DIFFAN; BRDR, 2:200, 621 (ASC-2, 13), the record of his first marriage, calls him Basile RICHARD, calls his wife Marie COMO, does not give his or her parents' names but says all parents "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean BOURQUE, Jan CHEZ, & Louis ____; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:111, 447 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Mar. v. 1, #167), civil record of his second marriage, dated 26 Apr 1828, calls him Basile RICHARD, "60 yrs. old,  native of Belle Île en Mer, France," calls his wife Henriette BOURGEOIS, "24 yrs. old," gives his & her parents' names, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:111, 447 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #215), church record of his second marriage, dated 28 Apr 1828, calls him Bazile RICHARD, "native of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, widr. of Marie COMAS," calls his wife Anriete BOURGOIS, "native of St. James, wid. of (1) Maturin BOUDREAUX, wid. of (2) Pierre AISAINE," gives his & her parents' names, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:438, 447 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Mar. v. 3, #32), civil record of his third marriage, dated 23 Aug 1839, calls him Basile RICHARD "of Belle-Île en Mer, France," calls his wife Marie Olise or Olive or Odile PONTIFE, gives his & her parents' names, says both his parents' & her father were deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:438, 447 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #652), church record of his third marriage, dated 28 Apr 1829[sic], calls him Basile RICHARD, "born on belle-isle-en-Mer, dept. of Morbihon, kingdom of France, widr. of Henriette BOURGEOIS," calls his wife Marie Olis PONTIFE, "born in St. John the Baptist, wid. of Dominique BADEAUX," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:312 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1845), his succession inventory record, calls him Bazile RICHARD, m.(1)Marie COMEAUX, m.(2)d. Henriette BOURGEOIS, m.(2[sic])Marie Odile PONTIFFE, says he died on 7 Aug 1845, & lists his children from [1st] Marriage, Henriette Adélaïde m. François LEGENDRE, Joseph Benoit RICHARD, Victor, Marcelin, Rosalie m. Valéry BOURGEOIS, Hortence Pélagie m. d.Jean Baptiste GUILLOT, d.Eléonore m. Joseph BOUDREAUX, Bazile Hyacinthe, Hyppolyte, d.Jean Charles m. Scholastique BOURGEOIS, children of 2nd marriage, Trasimond Marie Onezipe; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:312 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #214), his death/burial record, calls him Bazile RICHARD m. Anlize PONTIFF, says he died on 30 Aug 1845 "at age 78 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names.   

According to Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 572-73, part of his family remained at Belle-Île-en-Mer & were counted there in 1792, during the French Revolution.  His father was from Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, his mother from Rivière-aux-Canards.  They had been exiled to VA in 1755, deported to England in 1756, held at Liverpool, were repatriated from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, in 1763, & went to Belle-Île-en-Mer by 1765, when they were counted as Family No. 34 at Kerourde, Bangor.  His mother died at Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1814, his father there the following year.  One wonders why Basile & his brother Jean-Charles chose to go to LA instead of remaining with their family on the island.

Why did he & Jean-Charles come on separate ships?  Jean-Charles came on Le Beaumont, which left Paimboeuf in Jun.  Did Basile miss the sailing of that vessel?  If so, why didn't he go to LA on L'Amitié, which left Paimboeuf in Aug?  La Caroline did not leave Nantes until Oct. 

07.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Cécille RICHARD, & lists her with her husband & 3 daughters; BRDR, 1a(rev.):170 (SGA-3, 15b), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Cécile RICHARD, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Charle DUGAS, who signed the baptismal record, & Marie RICHART; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 4, Family No. 7; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 7-8, Family No. 14; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Cécille RICHARD, sa [Olivier AU COING's] femme, age 48, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, & calls her Cécile RICHARD, his [Olivier AUCOIN's] wife, age 48, on the complete listing, says she was in the 2nd Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 3 daughters, & details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents as well as the name of her husband's first wife; BRDR, 4:472 (ASM-3, 167), her death/burial record, calls her Cécile RICHARD, "age 85 yrs., widower[sic] of Olivier AUCOIN, & gives her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 41, 61, 96, 173.

08.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Charles RICHARD, & lists him with his 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, 380, 424, his marriage record, calls him Charles RICHARD d'Acadie, calls his wife Marie-Jeanne[sic] TRAHAN, gives his & her parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & lists no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 58-59, calls him Charles RICHARD, talleur [tailleur], age 31, on the embarkation list, & Charles RICHARD, tailor, age 31, on the complete listing, says he was in the 8th 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, calling his wife Marie-Jeanne TRAHAN, but does not give his or her parents' names nor place of marriage, says daughter Anastasie-Marguerite was born on 15 Mar 1801 & daughter Marie-Félicité on 26 Nov 1789 but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:447 (Thib. Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1825), his petition for succession inventory, calls him Charles RICHARD m. Marie TRAHAN, gives his death date, & lists his children as Marie Félicité m. Joseph Honoré BRAUX, Marie Ludvine m. Jean Baptiste AUCOIN, Jean Charles, Marie Augustine m. François LELOREC, Jr., Marie Marguerite m. Joseph DAIGLE, & Joseph Firmin, 19 1/2 yrs. old.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513.  

The estimated birth year used here is based on the ages given for him on the embarkation list of Le St.-Rémi & in his burial record.   

Who were the unnamed orphans with him at Morlaix in Sep 1784?  Younger siblings?  The only siblings of his who came to LA were 3 unmarried older sisters, one of whom, Marie, was listed next to him at Morlaix in Sep 1784; she was 43 years old at the time.  Would women ages 32 & 41, as were his sisters Élisabeth & Marguerite in 1784, be called "orphans"?  Or was "orphans" used as a generic term for unmarried individuals in the Sep 1784 listing?

09.  Not in Wall of Names.  Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 148, Family No. 267, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles-Pierre-Paul RICHARD, says he was born aboard La Bergère "in roadstead of the Port of Paimboeuf[,] Godfather: Mr. Emmanuel D'ASPRE, Spanish consul in Brittany in charge of the expedition of the Acadians for Louisiana[.]"; BRDR, 3:728 (ASM-3, 92), his death/burial record, calls him Carlos RICHARD, "single of Painboeuf[sic], Bretagna, France," gives his parents' names, & says his mother was deceased at the time of his death.

Charles's name does not appear on either the embarkation or debarkation list of La Bergère, hence his absence from Wall of Names.  The reason why he does not appear on the embarkation list is simple; it was compiled while he was still in utero.  He does not appear on the debarkation list because the Spanish official who made that list for La Bergère in New Orleans included only heads of household & the implements given to them for their families.  See Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-28.  Charles's family can be found on pp. 14-15.

Why did he never marry?  

10.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Dorothée RICHARD, & lists her with her second husband & her mother-in-law by her first husband; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2537, profile for her second husband, gives her parents' & her first husband's names, & lists no children by her second husband; White, DGFA-1, 1384, calls her Dorothée RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD & Anne LEBLANC, épse Joseph LEBLANC (sic pour BOURGEOIS), details both her marriages, gives both her husbands' parents' names, says she was on the list of passengers for France out of Southampton in 1763, & that she reached LA in 1785; White, DGFA-1, 1003, profile for her second husband, gives her parents' & first husband's names; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls her Dorothée RICHARD, sa [Claude LEBLANC's] femme, age 50, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Dorothée RICHARD, his [Claude LEBLANC's] wife, age 50, on the complete listing, says she was in the 15th Family aboard La Bergère with her third husband & her mother-in-law by her first husband, & details her second marriage, including his & her parents' names.

If she was at Southampton, England, in 1763, does that mean that she was among the Acadians from Minas who were exiled to VA in 1755 & deported to England in 1756?  What was an unmarried woman from Port-Royal doing at Minas in 1755? 

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

She was not a descendant of Michel dit Sansoucy Richard, as were the other members of the family in LA, but came from another branch of the Richards who had gone from France to Acadia. 

11.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Élisabeth RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2437, calls her Isabelle RICHARD; BRDR, 3:729 (SGA-8, 42), her death/burial record, calls her Élisabeth RICHARD, "wid. Pierre BRASSE," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 432; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5.  

Her estimated birth year is based on the age given in the Spanish report of 1767, not the St.-Gabriel census of 1777. 

12.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Élizabet RICHARD soeur [of Marie], & lists her with 2 sisters, 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., Acadian Families in Exile, 58-59, calls her Élizabet, sa [Marie RICHARD's] soeur, age 33, on the embarkation list, & Élizabeth RICHARD, her [Marie RICHARD's] sister, age 33, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 14th 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 2 sisters; BRDR, 2:622, 705 (ASC-2, 14), her marriage record, calls her Isabelle RICHARD, calls her husband Juan Bautista TRAHANT, does not give her or his parents' names but says all parents "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Charle RICHARD [her brother] & Alexis LE BRON; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:448 (Thib. Ch.: v. 1, p. 79), her death/burial record, calls her Isabelle RICHARD m. Jean TRAHAN, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513, Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 54, 163.  

Her parents' names are from her sister Marguerite's marriage record, dated 22 Jun 1789, in BRDR, 2:624 (SJA-2, 6).

Which Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN did Isabelle marry?  Was he the Jean TRAHAN who came to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 35, & settled at Lafourche?  Unfortunately, the priest at Ascension did not bother to list his parents' names either.  The age given for her daughter Anne TRAHAN in the Valenzuéla census of 1795 seems to conflict with the 1791 census notation that Isabelle was a widow that year.  Are we dealing with two Élisabeth/Isabelle RICHARDs here, or is the daughters age just wrong? 

13.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2577-78, calls him Fabien RICHARD, & says he was born in 1752; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:659, 748 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.67), one of his marriage records, calls him Fabien RICHARD, calls his wife Françoise THIBAUDO, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Victor RICHARD, Joseph GRANGÉ, & Joseph CORMIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:659, 748 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), another of his marriage records, calls him Fabien RICHARD, calls his wife Françoise TIBODO, gives his & her parents' names, calls his parents "parishioners of Opelousas," says the witnesses to his marriage were Victor RICHARD, Joseph GRANGÉ, & Joseph CORMIER, & that the priest who conducted the wedding was the curé of Ascension Parish; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:795 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.123), his death/burial record, calls him Fabien RICHARD, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:795 (LSAR: Opel.: 1811), his estate record, calls him Fabian RICHARD, but does not mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:795 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#37), his succession record, calls him Fabien RICHARD, but does not mention a wife.  See also De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 112.

His birth year is taken from Arsenault but, according to the Opelousas censuses of 1771 & 1777, may be too early.  However, his burial record agrees with Arsenault. 

Why is someone so thoroughly documented not in Wall of Names?  One wonders if he was not confused with his younger brother Pierre, fils.

14.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Geneviève  RICHARD; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 693, Family No. 810; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 674, Family No. 785; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 117-20, Family No. 150; BRDR, 2:481-82, 622 (PCP-19, 12), the record of her third marriage, calls her Geneviève RICHARD "of St. Charles Parish & widow of Victor GOUDREAU[sic]," calls her husband Pierre LEBLANC "of St. Pierre Parish Acadia & widower of Anne LEBIRD," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Charles BROSSAR & Olivier LEBLANC; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:448 (Thib. Ch.: v. 1, p. 24), her death/burial record, calls her Geneviève RICHARD, "wid. of Pierre LEBLANC," says she died "at age 80 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names. 

Her third marriage occurred probably at Manchac or Baton Rouge.  That area did not have a church of its own until 1793, when St.-Joseph Parish was created at Baton Rouge.  Before then, priests from Pointe Coupée administered the sacraments across the river at Manchac & Baton Rouge. 

Her third husband died at Manchac in Aug 1815.  Her children from her second marriage to Victor BOUDREAUX settled on Bayou Lafourche, so she probably joined them there after her third husband's death.  

15.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean RICHARD, & lists him with his wife & son; BRDR, 1a(rev.):171-72 (SGA-2, 105), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean RICHART, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Pierre RICHART & Marguerite GRANGÉ; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 700-701, Family No. 820; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 696, Family No. 814; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him Jean RICHARD, laboureur, age 49, on the embarkation list, Jean RICHARD, on the debarkation list, & Jean RICHARD, plowman, age 49, on the complete listing, says he was in the 21st Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & a son, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 40, 172.

His estimated birth year is taken not from the passenger list of La Bergère but from an average of the ages given to him in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791. 

Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, cited above, usually a solid secondary source, insists that Marguerite LEBLANC's husband Jean RICHARD, born in c1721, died on 31 Dec 1777 at St.-Servan, age "about 56 years."  Did Marguerite LEBLANC remarry to another Jean RICHARD, or is Robichaux wrong here? 

16.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Jean-Baptiste RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2575, says his mother was Marie CORMIER; White, DGFA-1, 1381, calls him Jean-Baptiste RICHARD, says his parents were Martin RICHARD & Marguerite BOURG, gives his birth/baptismal dates, calls his first wife Catherine CORMIER, details their marriage, including her parents' names, details his second marriage, says he was recorded in GA in 1763, at Cabahannocer in 1777, age 57, & says he died after 3 Jul 1786 but gives no place of death; BRDR, 2:521, 622 (SJA-1, 48a), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean-Baptiste RICHARD, "widower of Catherine CORNIER," calls his wife Anne MARTIN, "widow of Joseph FORET," does not give his or her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph BOURG & Jean LEGER. 

Needless to say, I follow White for his parents' names. 

17.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean-Charles RICHARD, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 381, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Charles RICHARD, gives his parents' names, says they were "Accadiens," & that his godparents were Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC & Marie RICHARD; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, calls him Jean-Charles RICHARD, garçon, laboureur, age 19, on the embarkation list, Juan Carlos RICHARD, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Charles RICHARD, young man, plowman, age 19, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 43rd "Family" aboard Le Beaumont with no one else; BRDR, 2:31, 623 (ASC-2, 22 & 23), his marriage record, calls him Juan Carlos RICHARD, calls his wife Pérrina ARSEMENT, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro ARSEMENT & Basil RICHARD [his younger brother]. 

According to Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 572-73, part of his family remained at Belle-Île-en-Mer & were counted there in 1792, during the French Revolution.  His father was from Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, his mother from Rivière-aux-Canards.  They were exiled to VA in 1755, deported to England in 1756, held at Liverpool, were repatriated from Liverpool to Morlaix, France, in 1763, & went to Belle-Île-en-Mer by 1765, when they were counted as Family No. 34 at Kerourde, Bangor.  His mother died at Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1814, his father there the following year.  One wonders why Jean-Charles & his brother Basile-Marie chose to go to LA instead of remaining with their family on Belle-Île-en-Mer.

Why did he & Basile come to LA on separate ships?  Did Basile, who came on the last ship, La Caroline, miss the departure of Le Beaumont at Paimboeuf in Jun?  Why didn't he go on L'Amitié, which left Paimboeuf in Aug?  La Caroline did not leave Nantes until 19 Oct. 

Jean-Charles's wife's remarriage to Joseph THIBODEAUX at Assumption on 7 Jan 1795 is in BRDR, 2:31 (ASM-2, 12).

18.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Jean RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2577; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, & Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, his marriage record, calls him Jean RICHARD, calls his wife Rosalie BOURGEOIS, & gives no witnesses to his marriage.  See also Voorhies, J., p. 114. 

His middle name is from <thecajuns.com/acad1764.htm>, "Acadians Who Arrived in New Orleans in 1764."  Other sources call him simply Jean.

19.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean-Pierre [RICHARD], & lists him with is parents; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 696, Family No. 814; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls him Jean-Pierre, son [Jean RICHARD's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean-Pierre RICHARD, his [Jean RICHARD's] son, age 14, on the complete listings, says he was in the 21st Family aboard La Bergère with his parents, & details his marriage, including the names of his wife's parents but gives no place of marriage; BRDR, 2:39, 623 (ASM-2, 37), his marriage record, calls him Juan-Pedro RICHARD "of St.-Servan, Diocese of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Isabel/Ysabel AUCOIN "of St.-Suliac, Diocese of St.-Malo, France," gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were Acadians & deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph AUCOIN [her father] & Ambroise HÉBERT; BRDR, 6:546 (ASM-10, 82), his death/burial record, calls him Jean RICHARD, "age 79 years, born in France," but give no parents' names nor mentions a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 40, 62, 97, 143, 172.  

Jean-Pierre & his future wife Isabelle-Jeanne were neighbors at Lafourche in 1791.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 172.

20.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Jeanne RICHARD, & calls her husband Joseph BENARD, but says nothing of his nationality; <acadian-cajun.com>, calls her husband Joseph BERNARD, "a Russion[sic], tailor." 

21.   Wall of Names, 24, calls him Joseph RICHARD; NOAR, 2:238 (SLC, B5, 40), his baptismal record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, gives a birth date of "March 24, 1748[sic]," gives his parents' names, calls his mother Catherine COLMIER, & says his godparents were Jean RICHARD, "the infant's brother," & Magdeleine RICHARD, "the infant's aunt."

His was one of the first Acadian baptisms in LA & marks the month of arrival of his & the other 3 families (CORMIER, LANDRY, POIRIER) who came to LA from GA via Mobile in 1764--the first Acadian families in the colony.  His birth year probably was 1758, not 1748, as the baptismal record indicates, though it is unusual to call a 5-, almost 6-, year-old an infant. 

22.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Joseph RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2575, says he died on 7 Nov 1776 at St.-Jacques; White, DGFA-1, 1387, calls him Joseph dit Vieux RICHARD, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were René RICHARD & Marie BOURGOIS, wife of Michel RICHARD, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says they had to secure a "disp 3-3, 3-4 cons" in order to marry, that he was at Cabahannocer in 1766, age 56, there in 1769, age 53, at Ascension in 1770, age 52(sic), & that he died dans la maison de son gendre Basile LANDRY & was buried at Ascension on 27 Feb 1777, but gives no age at the time of his death; BRDR, 2:622 (ASC-1, 176h), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, "married," says he was buried on 27 Feb 1777, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

What's with his dit, which means "old?"   

His older brother Pierre came to LA from France via VA & England in 1785. 

23.  Wall of Names, 24 (pl. 5R), calls him Joseph RICHARD 2, & lists him singly.  

What happened to him in LA?

24.  Wall of Names, 24 (pl. 5R), calls him Joseph RICHARD 3, & lists him with wife Agnès HÉBERT dit Manuel & 2 children; Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 171, a record of his first marriage, calls him Josesphe RICARD, calls his wife Agnès HÉBERT, says they were married on 24 Nov 1766, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 424, another record of his first marriage, calls him Joseph RICHARD, calls his wife Agnès HÉBERT, says they were married on 28 Nov 1766, & gives no witnesses to his marriage; BRDR, 2:521, 622 (ASC-1, 119), the record of his second marriage, calls him Joseph RICHARD, "widower of Anne MANUEL," calls his wife Claire-Maria MARTIN, "widow of Bartolomé GODIN," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph Baptiste & Paul MARTIN. 

His parents can be found in White, DGFA-1, 1380.  He was a nephew of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD, one of the first Acadians to reached LA, in Feb 1764 from GA via Mobile, and who also settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques. 

Where there two Agnès HÉBERTs who lived at Cabanocé in the late 1760s?  If so, which one married Joseph RICHARD?  Wall of Names, p. 12 (pl. 2L), lists an Agnès HÉBERT veuve BOURGEOIS singly, & on p. 24 (pl. 5R) lists an Agnès HÉBERT dit Manuel coming to LA with Joseph RICHARD & 2 children.  The p. 24 listing makes no sense in light of Joseph's marriage to Agnès HÉBERT at Cabanocé in Nov 1766 unless this was the blessing of a marriage that already existed.  So who was the Agnès HEBERT, widow BOURGEOIS, listed with the family of Claire ROBICHAUD, widow HÉBERT, in the Cabanocé census of 1766, which was taken in Apr?  See Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 166.  Claire ROBICHAUD was the widow of ... Joseph HÉBERT dit Manuel ... probably the father of Joseph RICHARD's wife!

25.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Joseph RICHARD neveu [of Joseph RICHARD], & lists him with his uncle's family; BRDR, 4:473 (SJO-11, 19), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, "age ca. 65 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  

Why was he not in the Cabanocé census of Apr 1766?  Where was he?  Did he ever marry?  The age in the Baton Rouge burial record, cited above, matches his estimated birth year exactly, but, thanks to the priest's sloppy record keeping, we cannot know for certain if this is him. 

26.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Joseph RICHARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:171-72, 661 (SM Ch.: v.4, #94), his marriage record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, calls his wife Magdeleine CASTILLE, does not give his or her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph CASTILLE, Jean-Baptiste CASTILLE, Étienne VIEL, pretre (priest), & E. FORSTALL; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:613 (SM Ch.: v.4, #398), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, "of L'ance on Bayou Teych, native of Halifax," says he died "at his home ... at age 40  yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:613 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #5), his succession record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, "wid. is Magdeleine CASTILLE, she re-married Francois POTIER," list his heirs as Valmont, Delphine m. Eugène WEBRE, & Josephine m. Martin BEAUVOIS, but does not give his parents' names. 

The baptismal record of daughter Delphine, dated 29 Jun 1800, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:658 (SM Ch.: .5, #278), calls him Joseph [RICHARD], "del cabo frances," which is Spanish for Cap-Français.  Does this mean that Joseph was born in St.-Domingue during his parents', or at least his widowed mother's, passage to LA in 1764-65?  She remarried to Canadian Jacques LACHAUSSÉE at New Orleans in Jan 1766, which means she came to the colony in 1765 probably from Halifax via St.-Domingue.  Joseph, being so young, naturally came with her.  When did his father die?  Where?  At Halifax before they left for LA?  On the way to LA?  Wall of Names calls Joseph's mother veuve Claude RICHARD, so, according to them, he did not make it to New Orleans.  Burdened with an infant, she wasted little time remarrying. 

27.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Joseph RICHARD 4; BRDR, 2:417, 622 (ASC-1, 127), the record of his first marriage, calls him Joseph RICHARD, calls his wife Anna LANDRY, give his & her parents' names, says all parents were Acadians, that his parents were "res. St. Gabriel at Manchac," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Anselme LANDRY & Jean LANDRY; BRDR, 2:267, 622 (ASC-1, 156), the record of his second marriage, calls him Josef RICHARD, "widower of Anna LANDRY of St.-Gabriel," calls his wife Cecilia DUPUY, "widow of Josef BRAUD," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Aman HÉBERT & Simon ALLEIN; BRDR, 2:622 (SGA-8, 17, #91), probably his death/burial record, calls him Josef RICHARD, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

Was he the Joseph RICHARD with the family of Bonaventure LEBLANC at Baltimore, MD, in Jul 1763?  See Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 158.  His first wife's sister Marguerite married Bonaventure's son Joseph dit Adons. 

Was he the Joseph RICHARD living on the east bank of the river at St.-Gabriel in 1777?  See De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 3. 

His second wife remarried to Santiago, or Jacques, MECOLER by May 1795, when her first child by her third husband was born at St.-Gabriel.  See BRDR, 2:532 (SGA-11, 76, #363).  So Joseph's death in Nov 1793 makes sense. 

28.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Joseph RICHARD; BRDR, 2:54, 622 (SJA-2, 3), his marriage record, calls him  Josef RICHAR, calls his wife Pélagia BABEN, does not give his or her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Josef ARSENO & Marta RICHAR "of this parish"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:791 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1412), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph RICHARD, "native of Acadie," says he died "at age 55 years at his home at L'ance à Michaud," that he was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:791 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#385), his succession record, calls him Joseph RICHARD m. Pélagie BABIN.

Evidence that he was the Joseph RICHARD who married Pélagie BABIN can be found in son Michel Adrien's baptismal record, dated 16 Oct 1808, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:616 (SM Ch.: v.6, #518), which gives the boy's grandparents' names.  This is also the record that says he & Pélagie settled at L'Anse. 

29.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Joseph [RICHARD], & lists him with his parents & 3 siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2574, his father's profile, calls him Simon-Joseph-Louis, & says that he was born c1766 but does not say where; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Joseph, son [Pierre RICHARD's] fils, charpentier, age 18, on the embarkation list, Josef, su [Pedro RICHARD's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Joseph RICHARD, his [Pierre RICHARD's] son, carpenter, age 18, on the complete listings, & says that he was in the 4th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his parents & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:38, 623 (PCP-19, 14), his marriage record, calls him Joseph RICHARD "of Belleite Amere, Diocese of Vemne," calls his wife Paspétué AUCOIN "of Bristol in Angleterre," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jacque RAOULE, Joseph COMMO, Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN, & Jean-Baptiste DAIGRE.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 524.  

His marriage was performed probably at Baton Rouge or Manchac, where his family settled.  Before 1793, when Baton Rouge got a church of its own, priests from Pointe Coupée administered the sacraments in the Baton Rouge area, or the marriage could have occurred at Bayou des Écores, where his wife's family lived and which was across the river from Pointe Coupée.  The Acadians at Bayou des Écores never had a church of their own.  

30.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls him Joseph RICHARD, & lists him with no wife & a daughter, 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., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Joseph RICHARD, tonnelier, age 32, on the embarkation list, & Joseph RICHARD, cooper, age 32, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 5th 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 no wife & a daughter.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30, 162.

His estimated birth year is based on the ages found in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791, not the age given on Le St.-Rémi's passenger list.  

31.  Wall of Names, 24 (pl. 5R), calls him Louis RICHARD, & lists him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2578, calls him Louis RICHARD, says he was born in 1760 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he married Marie-Victoire DUGAS in c1765 but gives no place of marriage, gives her parents' names, says he settled at Opelousas, & lists his children as Louis-André, born in 1787, Marie-Dosithée in 1791, Pierre-Séverin in 1792, Céleste in 1795, Joseph in 1797, Jean in 1799, Anastasie in 1802, & Denis in 1804, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:258, 648-49 (Laf. Ct.Hse: Notarial Acts: v.5, #659), contract for his second marriage, dated 21 Jul 1826, calls him Louis RICHARD, père "of Opelousas," calls his wife Marguerite DUGAS," native of France," gives her but not his parents' names, calls her a major daughter, says the witnesses to his marriage were Moyse HÉBERT, John GREIG, Narcisse DUGAST, & Philipe RICHARD, implies that Judge Thomas B. BRASHEAR oversaw the contract, & says the wedding was "done at the residence of Mrs. Pierre RICHARD"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:258, 648 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#27), another record of his second marriage, dated 23 Jul 1826, calls him Louis RICHARD, calls his wife Marguerite DUGAS, but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:648 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#496), his succession record, calls him Louis RICHARD, père, m.(1)Marie Victoire DUGA, lists their children as Louis, Marie m. Joseph VICTOR, Pierre Séverin, Céleste m. Julien LANDRY, Joseph, Jean, Anastasie m. François DUPRÉ, Denis, Paul, & Cléonise, & says he m.(2)Marguerite DUGA, no children.  

Why does Wall of Names list him singly if he was only a child when he came to LA?

Arsenault obviously meant that Louis married his first wife Marie-Victoire DUGAS in c1785, not c1765; she was born at Plouër, France, in Aug 1764 & did not get to LA until 1785!  Their first child, Louis-André, was born in 1787, so a marriage year of 1785 is logical.  But there's a complication here:  A Marie DUGAS, married to deceased Louis RICHARD, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in ... Feb 1837.  See her burial record, dated 19 Feb 1837, in Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:191 (Thib. Ch.: v.1, #764).  How could Louis, père have remarried in 1826 if his first wife was still alive?  One does not obtain an annulment for a marriage that produced 10 children!  Louis's succession record is clear, however, that he married twice, so we must be talking about 2 Louis RICHARDs here who both married Marie DUGASs. 

Is Louis listed twice in the Opelousas census of 1777, first as a 16-year-old bachelor with a homestead of his own, & then as the 10-year-old dependant child of Pierre RICHARD, or were there 2 young Louis RICHARDs in the Opelousas District in 1777?  See De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 24, 25.  The same thing happens in the Opelousas census of 1788, Bellevue District, where 2 Louis RICHARDs must have lived:  Louis RICHARD with a wife, & Louis RICARD without a wife.  Was Louis RICARD a French Creole from Pointe Coupée, where the RICARD family hailed?  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 323, 324. 

32.  Wall of Names, 24 (pl. 5R), calls him Louis RICHARD. 

What happened to him in LA?  Judging by his father's name, he could not have been the Louis-Gabriel, son of Dominique-Alexis RICHARD & Marie-Victoire PASCALES of Toulon, France, who married Marie, daughter of Michel DUGAS & widow of Jean THIBODEAUX, at Assumption in Oct 1803.  See BRDR, 2:624 (ASM-2, 87)

33.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Marguerite RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 1057, 1058, calls her Madeleine RICHARD; White, DGFA-1, 406, 1380, calls her Madeleine RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says she was recorded at Beaubassin in 1714, no age given, & at Cabannocer in 1777, age 51(sic), details her marriage, & says they needed a "disp 4-4 cons" in order to marry; <thecajuns.com/acad1764.htm>, "Acadians who arrived in New Orleans in 1764," calls her Marie-Magdeleine RICHARD.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 20. 

Arsenault, pp. 2463, 2464, calls her Marie-Madeleine RICHARD also.  White, as usual, is followed here.  Her estimated birth year comes from Arsenault, pp. 1057, 1058; it is probably a few years early; judging by her birth order, found in White, cited above, it should be closer to c1710 or c1712.  Her age in the St.-Jacques census of 1777 makes no sense in the light of her marriage date to Jean-Baptiste.  Since she was recorded in the Beaubassin census of 1714, she was in her late 60s, not 51, in 1777.  See White, p. 1380.

34.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Madeleine RICHARD.  

35.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Madeleine RICHARD; BRDR, 2:261, 624 (SJA-1, 47a), the record of her second marriage, calls her Magdelaine RICHARD, "widow of Pierre BABIN," calls her husband Théodore DUGAS "of Acadia," gives his but not her parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Simon RICHARD & Paul BABIN; BRDR, 3:733 (SGA-8, 53), perhaps her death/burial record, calls her Marie RICHARD, "age 60, wid. Théodore DUGAT," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5. 

Her estimated birth year is from her age given in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, not the Spanish report of 1767, which seems off by a decade.  

Was Simon RICHARD, witness to her second marriage, her brother?  If so, she would have been a daughter of Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC.  Why is her second husband not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names? 

36.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marguerite RICHARD; NOAR, 2:231-32, 238-39 (SLC, B5, 189), the blessing of her marriage, calls her Margueritte RICHARD, "Acadian," calls her husband Charles PRESENT, "Acadian," says they were married "previously in Acadia with the consent of the spouses' parents, in the presence of many witnesses, in the absence of a priest, marriage ratified and blessed," but gives no parents' names or witnesses to the blessing; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:793 (SM Ch.: v.4, #1295), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, "wid. of dec. Charles PREJEAN," says she died "at the home of Jean Baptiste COMMEAU, her son-in-law, at Côte Gelée" "at age about 77 yrs.," & that she was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:792-93 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#369), her succession record, calls her Marguerite RICHARD m. Charles PREJEAN, but does not give her parents' names. 

So who were her parents? 

37.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marguerite RICHARD; BRDR, 2:282, 625 (SJA-1, 44), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, calls her husband Joseph FAGNIANT, gives her & his parents' names, says both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, but gives no witnesses to her marriage.   See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 177.

The age given for her in the Cabanocé census of 1769 may be understated, otherwise she would have been only 14 years old when she married 4 years later, young even for an Acadian stepdaughter.   Was her husband French?  Italian?  Creole? 

She should not be confused with the older Marguerite, daughter of deceased Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, who lived at nearby St.-Gabriel. 

38.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marguerite RICHARD; BRDR, 2:625, 634 (PCP-2, pt. 2, 93a; PCP-4, 55), the record of her second marriage, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, "widow of Jean-Baptiste FOREST," calls her husband Cirille RIVETTE, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Holy Family Parish in Acadia," that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Paul RICHARD & Cyprien BABIN.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 155; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 11-12. 

"Holy Family Parish in Acadia" was Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit.  She & her husband were born there about the same year & may have known one another since childhood.  He came to LA from MD with the BREAU party in 1768 & moved from St.-Luìs de Natchez to St.-Gabriel probably the year before their marriage. 

Her second marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée, upriver and from St.-Gabriel, because St.-Gabriel did not have a church of its own until 1773.  Even the older Acadian community of Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, downriver from St.-Gabriel, did not have its own church until the year of her marriage. 

She should not be confused with the younger Marguerite, daughter of deceased Joseph RICHARD & Marie LEBLANC, who lived at nearby St.-Jacques.

39.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marguerite RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2511, her husband's profile in the LA section, calls her Marie-Marguerite RICHARD & gives her parents' names; BRDR, 1a(rev.):173 (SGA-3, 40b), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite RICHART, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Éstienne MELANÇON & Françoise GRANGÉ;  BRDR, 2:361, 624 (ASC-1, 127), her marriage record, calls her Margarita RICHARD, calls her husband Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Gabriel at Manchac," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Athanas LANDRY & Joseph RICHARD.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 10. 

Why is her age in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 so far off?  Did the census taker mean to say 30?  Too bad that census did not name the wives or children, only the heads of household.

40.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marguerite RICHARD soeur [of Marie], & lists her with 2 sisters, 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., Acadian Families in Exile, 58-59, calls her Marguerite, sa [Marie RICHARD's] soeur, age 42, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite RICHARD, her [Marie RICHARD's] sister, age 42, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 14th 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 2 sisters; BRDR, 2:127, 624 (SJA-2, 6), her marriage record, calls her Margarita RICHARD, calls her husband Pedro BOURG, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan RICHARD & Maria LEBLANC "of this Parish"; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:449 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, p. 62), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, says she died at age 87, but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513.  

She evidently married too late to give her husband any children.  Why did she wait so long to marry? 

41.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Margueritte RICHARD, & lists her with her husband, 4 children, & a minor child; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 696-97, Family No. 814, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, says she was born "about 1743" but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she & her family "disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72, & that she married Joseph BOUDROT on 27 Jun 1763 at St.-Servan; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 108-09, Family No. 138, calls her Marguerite RICHARD dit Sapin, says she was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says her husband was born in c1742 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Marthe BOUDROT, born & baptized 26 May 1764, St.-Servan, goddaughter of Michel BOUDROT & Marie SAPIN, son Francois BOUDROT, born & baptized 6 Jun 1766, St.-Servan, godson of Anselme BOUDROT & Anne SAPIN, died 2 Jul 1766, buried next day, St.-Servan, son Joseph-Marie BOUDROT, born & baptized 30 Jun 1766, St.-Servan, godson of Francois BOUDROT & Marguerite BOUDROT, died age 7 mos. 15 Feb 1767, buried next day, St.-Servan, son Jean-Charles BOUDROT, born & baptized 11 Nov 1767, St.-Servan, godson of Francois LEJEUNE & Marie RICHARD, unnamed daughter BOUDROT, buried 2 Feb 1771, St.-Servan, unnamed child BOUDROT, born & died 11 Jun 1772, Village du Pré, buried 12 Jun 1772, Plouër, & son Pierre-Jean-Joseph-Marie BOUDROT, born 14 Aug 1773, baptized next day, Plouër, & says her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 87, Family No. 171, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her father was born in c1721 but gives no birthplace, that her mother was born in c1715 but gives no birthplace, that her parents married in c1742 but gives no place of marriage, that her mother died at Cenan, France, on 1 Mar 1780, "at the age of about 65 years," says she was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, & that she married Joseph BOUDROT at St.-Servan, France, on 27 Jun 1763; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 17, Family No. 34, calls her Marguerite RICHARD dit Sapin, says she was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says her husband was born in c1742 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Anne-Pélagie BOUDROT, baptized 2 Dec 1774, Monthoiron, goddaughter of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD & Marie-Marthe BOUDROT (her sister), & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 23-24, Family No. 43, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, says she was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, says her husband was born in c1740 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says they married in c1762 but gives no place of marriage, that he was a seaman, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Jean-Joseph BOUDROT, baptized 23 Jul 1776, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, daughter Henriette-Josèphe BOUDROT, baptized 14 Apr 1780, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, died age 2 & buried 12 Dec 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, daughter Sophie BOUDROT, baptized 12 Apr 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & son Jean-Marie BOUDROT, died age 4 1/2[sic]years, buried 17 Dec 1782, 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; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 68-69, calls her Margueritte RICHARD, sa [Jh BOUDREAU's] femme, age 40, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, & calls her Marguerite RICHARD, his [Joseph BOUDROT's] wife, age 40, on the complete listing, says she was in the 14th Family with her husband, 4 children, & a minor child, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says they were married in 1763 but gives no place of marriage, & says daughter Marie-Marthe [BOUDROT] was born in 1764 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:732 (ASM-3, 110), her death/burial record, calls her Margarita RICHARD, "age 68 yrs. of Acadia, married to Josef BOUDRAUX," but does not give her parents' names.     

42.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marguerite RICHARD fille de la femme [of Joseph HÉBERT]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 694-95, Family No. 812, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Marie RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Marin BOURG & Marguerite DUGAST, & that her family resided at Plouër from 1767-72; BRDR, 2:582, 625 (PCP-19, 64), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite RICHARD, calls her husband Joseph PATIN, gives her & his parents' names, says his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Eustache BEDEL & Joseph JOANIS. 

Were she & her husband married at Bayou des Écores or Pointe Coupée?  The PATINs were from the latter community, so Marguerite & Joseph probably married--& settled--there.  Judging by her marriage date, her mother & stepfather may have been among the few Acadians who remained at Bayou des Écores after the devastating hurricanes of 1794.  If Marguerite & her husband, as well as her extended family of HÉBERT kin, settled at Pointe Coupée & not in a predominantly Acadian community farther downriver, that also would be unusual for Acadians.   

43.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Marie [RICHARD], & lists her with her parents, a brother, & a female paternal cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 702-03, Family No. 822, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Marguerite RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean RICHARD & Marguerite LEBLANC, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 148, Family No. 267, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, calls her Marie, sa [Pierre RICHARD's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie RICHARD, his [Pierre RICHARD's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 19th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents, a brother, & a female paternal cousin; BRDR, 2:432, 625 (ASC-2, 22), her marriage record, calls her Margarita-Maria RICHARD, calls her husband Juan-Raphaël LANDRY, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre LANDRY & Pierre RICHARD [her father or her brother]; BRDR, 4:473 (ASM-3, 173), her death/burial record, calls her Marie RICHARD, "age 58 yrs., married to Raphaël LANDRY," & gives her parents' names.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 97, 143, 172.  

44.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marie RICHARD; BRDR, 2:522, 625 (SJA-2, 12), her marriage record, calls her Maria RICHAR (RICHARD), calls her husband Josef MARTEN, gives her & his parents' names, calls her mother Agnès MANUEL, calls his mother Marie GAUTRO & says his parents were "of Québec," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro LAVOB & Félicitas ROM. 

Was her husband's mother an Acadian GAUTROT/GAUTREAUX? 

45.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie [RICHARD], & lists her with her parents & 3 brothers; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2468, her husband's profile, calls her Marie-Jeanne RICHARD, & details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names & where her husband's parents were from; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls her Marie, sa [Pierre RICHARD's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, Maria, su [Pedro RICHAR's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Marie RICHARD, his [Pierre RICHARD's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 4th Family aboard Le Beaumont with her parents & 3 brothers; BRDR, 2:218, 626 (SGA-14, 12), her marriage record, calls her Maria-Juana RIZAL, calls her husband Pol-Olivier DEGRE, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Bautista HÉBER & Charles HÉBER.

Her marriage was recorded at St.-Gabriel because there was no church at Baton Rouge until 1793, so the St.-Gabriel priest would administer the sacraments in the Baton Rouge area until it had its own church.  Where did the priest get RIZAL for her surname?  How was her husband kin to her mother?

46.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie RICHARD, & lists her with 2 sisters, 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., Acadian Families in Exile, 58-59, calls her Marie RICHARD, fille, age 44, on the embarkation list, & Marie RICHARD, an unmarried woman, age 44, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 14th 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 2 sisters; BRDR, 3:732 (ASM-3, 56), her death/burial record, calls her Maria RICHARD, age 68 yrs., unmarried, gives her parents' names & says they were both deceased at the time of her burial.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 23, 154.  

Her parents' names are from sister Marguerite's marriage record in BRDR, 2:624 (SJA-2, 6).

What was a "minor premise"?  A live-in tutor?  See the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788 & 1791 for use of this term.  

Why did she never marry?  Was she an "old maid" schoolteacher?  

47.  Wall of Names, 42, calls her Marie RICHARD veuve Claude PITRE; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No 38, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo her widowed mother died in the hospital at St.-Malo on 4 Nov 1758, brother Thomas died in the same hospital on 28 Nov, & only she & brother Honoré survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 663-64, Family No. 773.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:85. 

Brother Honoré, age 10 in Aug 1752, remained in France. 

48.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marie RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2524, 2575; BRDR, 2:419, 626 (SJA-1, 38a), her marriage record, calls her Marie RICHARD "of Acadia," calls her husband Basille LANDRY "of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," calls his mother Marguerite PONDEROTTE, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Éstienne LEBLANC & Michel DUGAS.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 9. 

Her middle name is from Arsenault & the Ascension census of 1777.  On p. 2575, Arsenault seems to mix her up with sister Anne-Marie, whom he calls Marie. 

49.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie-Élizabet RICHARD, & lists her with her widowed father & no siblings, 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., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Marie-Élizabet, sa [Joseph RICHARD's] fille, age 10, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Élizabeth RICHARD, his [Joseph RICHARD's] daughter, age 10, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 5th 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 widowed father & no siblings; BRDR, 2:216, 629-30 (ASM-2, 43), her marriage record, calls her Ysabel RICHARD, calls her husband Juan Luis DAIGLY, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Roscalf, Britany, France," his "of Poitou, France," that both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Marin GAUTRAUX [her husband's stepfather] & Auguste VERRET; NOAR, 7:272 (SLC, F4, 102), her death/burial record, calls her Maria Elizabeth RICHARD, "native of Morlaix in Brittany (dept. of Finistère), sp. Juan Luis DAIGUE (DAIGLE)," gives her parents' names, but does not give her age at the time of her death.   See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 513; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30, 162.

I am assuming that "Roscalf, Britany," is Roscoff, a small port near Morlaix, probably her birthplace.  She is the only Acadian I have come across who was born there. 

Why was she at New Orleans in Sep 1801?  Were she & her family living there or simply visiting?  It was rare for an Acadian couple to live in the city. 

50.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie-Geneviève RICHARD soeur [of Marie-Josèph(e) RICHARD veuve François BASSET], & lists her with her sister & a niece; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 696-97, Family No. 814, her birth record, calls her Marie RICHARD, gives her parents' names, does not give her godparents' names, says she & her family "disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls her Marie-Geneviève, soeur de la dite veuve [Marie-Jhe RICHARD, veuve Francois BANET], age 32, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Geneviève RICHARD, widow's [Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, veuve François BASSET's] sister, age 32, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 23rd Family aboard L'Amitié with her sister & a niece; NOAR, 4:167, 264 (SLC, M5, 45), her marriage record, calls her Maria-Genoveba RICHARD, "native of Canada, parish of St. Charles," calls her husband Juan JAINEMAN, "native of De(*) in Germany," give her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ; NOAR, 7:272 (SLC, F4, 127), her death/burial record, calls her Maria-Genoveba RICHARD, "sp. Juan Carlos LUIS," gives her parents' names, calls them "natives of St. Charles Parish in Canada, residents of this parish," & says she died at age "38 or 39 yr."   

Did she remarry, or was Juan Carlos LUIS a Spanish version of her German husband's name?

Is her burial record saying that her parents were "residents of this parish," or that she & her husband were living at New Orleans?  Jean-Baptiste dit Sapin RICHARD died in France, so his living in LA would have been quite the miracle.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 6, Family No. 10, which says that her younger sister Marie-Josèphe, with whom Marie-Geneviève came to LA, was "daughter of deceased Jean-Baptiste RICHARD and Cécile GAUTROT..." at the time of Marie-Josèphe's marriage at Monthoiron, Poitou, France, in Oct 1776.  No Cécile GAUTROT came to LA either; she, too, probably died in France. 

She was one of the few Acadian immigrants who remained at New Orleans. 

51.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Marie-Josèphe RICHARD veuve LANDRY, & lists her with 2 daughters; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 16-17, calls her Marie-Je RICHARD, veuve LANDRY, age 46, on the embarkation list, Marie Josef RICHARD, veuve LANDRY, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, widow LANDRY, age 46, on the complete listing, says that she was in the 22nd Family aboard La Bergère with 2 daughters, details her marriage, including the names of her & her husband's parents, says daughter Marie-Rose LANDRY was born in 1774, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her family after they reached LA; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:450 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1820), probably her succession inventory record, calls her Marie Joseph RICHARD m. d.____ LANDRY. 

She would have been about age 81 in 1820.  Evidently she did not remarry. 

52.  Wall of Names, 40 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie-Josèph RICHARD veuve Francois BASSET, & lists her with a daughter & a sister; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 696-97, Family No. 814, calls her Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, says she was born "about 1750" but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she & her family "disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 87, Family No. 171, calls her Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her father was born in c1721 but gives no birthplace, that her mother was born in c1715 but gives no birthplace, that her parents married in c1742 but gives no place of marriage, that her mother died at Cenan, France, on 1 Mar 1780, "at the age of about 65 years," says she was born in c1755 but gives no birthplace, & that she married François BASSE at Monthoiron, France, on 15 Oct 1770; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 6, Family No. 10, calls her Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, says she was born in c1755 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says they were former residents of Acadie "residing in the parish of Monthoiron," Poitou, at the time of her wedding, that her father was deceased at the time of her wedding, details her first marriage, calls her first husband François BASSE, does not give his birth year or birthplace, gives his parents' names, says they were from "the parish of Bonnueil-Matours" [which was in Poitou], that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, includes the birth/baptismal records of son François BASSE, baptized 11 Jul 1777, Cenan, godson of Antoine TRANCHAND & Cécile GAUTROT, daughter Rose-Sophie BASSE, baptized 30 Nov 1778, Cenan, goddaughter of Jean-Pierre HÉBERT & Marguerite MOULAISON, & daughter Jeanne BASSE, baptized 25 Jun 1780, Cenan, goddaughter of Martial ARNAUD & Marie VELUET, & says the family was residing in the parish of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay by 16 Jun 1782; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 9-10, Family No. 17, calls her Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, says she was born in c1755 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, does not detail her marriage, calls her first husband François BASSET, does not give his birth year, birthplace, or parents' names, includes the death/burial records of son François BASSET, died age 5, buried 16 Jun 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & daughter Rose BASSET, died age 4, buried 30 Nov 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, details her voyage to LA in 1785 but does not mention her sister Marie-Geneviève; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 70-71, calls her Marie-Jhe RICHARD, veuve Francois BANET, age 50, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, widow Francois BASSET, age 30[sic], on the complete listing, & says she was in the 23rd Family aboard L'Amitié with a daughter & a sister; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 64-65,  under Lista parcial de vientitres casamientos acadianos arregalados par Navarro, 20 novembre 1785 [Partial List of 23 marriages Navarro arranged on 20 November 1785], E. Marriages celebrated 12 December 1785, calls her Maria Josefa RICHARD, wid. Baset CAVENZA/Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, widow Baset CAVENZA, says she was in the 21st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi[sic], calls her second husband Luis MENARD/Louis MENARD, immigrant, &, calling her Maria Josefa RICHARD of Acadia, wid. Francisco PACET, details her second marriage, calls her husband Luis MENARD of Bu--os(??)[sic], gives his parents' names, but calls her parents only Juan Bautista [RICHARD] & _____; NOAR, 2:208, 265 (SLC, M5, 43), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria-Josefa RICHARD, "widow of Francisco PACET," calls her husband Luis MENARD, "native of Bu(*)os," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witness to her marriage was Vicente LLORCA; NOAR, 5:192, 327 (SLC, M5, 102), the record of her third marriage, calls her Maria RICHARD, "native of St. Charles in Canada, widow of Luis MENARD," calls her husband Jose GRACIA, "native of Cadiz, soldier of the dragoons with pickets in this city," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "natives of Canada," his father was a "native of Ayamonte," his mother was a "native of Moro," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jose ORGULLO, "corporal in the Louisiana Regiment, Manuel GONZALEZ, "soldier in the (Louisiana) Regiment," & Carlos PANQUINET, "resident of this city"; BRDR, 3:732 (ASM-3, 99), probably her death/burial record, calls her Maria RICHARD, "age 53 yrs., married to Sargent omitted GRAS of the LA Regt., nat. of Spain," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503.

Is Chantenay where her first husband François died?  Robichaux's study of the Acadians in Poitou says that François BASSE or BASSET, who married Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, was son of Jacques-Philippe BASSE & Louise GIGAULT of Bonneuil-Matours, Vienne, France.  This does not sound like an Acadian family in France but rather like a local French family of the Poitou region.  Wall of Names includes sister Marie-Geneviève with Marie-Josèphe's family on L'Amitié, but Robichaux's study of the Acadians in Nantes, cited above, does not.  One wonders what happened to Marie-Josèphe's son & 2 daughters--François, Rose-Sophie, & Jeanne BASSE--whose baptisms are documented in Robichaux's study of the Acadians in Poitou, cited above, but who did not go with her to LA.  In 1785, the ages of these children would have been 8, 7, & 5, respectively.  Did they all die young?  The answer is ... yes.  And on top of all that, her husband died, leaving her with only a single daughter, Marie, to accompany her to LA. 

Her second husband also crossed from France to LA aboard L'Amitié, but he probably was not Acadian, although at least 2 MÉNARD families lived in greater Acadia:  at Plaisance, Newfoundland, & Louisbourg, Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island.  Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 3, Family No. 7, says Margueritte, daughter of Charles PINET & Marie TETARD, married Louis-George ANQUETIL of St.-Pierre-Langers, diocese of Avranche, at Louisbourg in Oct 1744, & was the widow of Jacques MÉNARD.  Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 325, says Jean, navigateur, son of François MÉNAR, charpentier, & Marie LETOURNEUR, married Magdeleine, daughter of François GRIMAU & Luce GIRAUDO, 7 Jul 1750 at Louisbourg.  White, DGFA-1, 1167-68, details the family of François MÉNARD & Marie LE TOURNEUR, who married probably at Plaisance, Newfoundland, in c1702, but neither of their 2 sons--Jacques, born at Plaisance before 1716, & Jean in c1718--was Pierre, Louis MÉNARD's father.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 1694, 1931, also documents François MÉNARD & his family, plus another one on Île Royale, but neither family had a Pierre or a Louis.  Wall of Names, 42 (pl. 11L), under the heading immigrés, calls Marie-Josèphe's second husband Luis MÉNARD.  Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 84-85, calls him Luis MAURICE/Louis MAURICE, says he was among the "Names with no reference on the Embarkation list [of L'Amitié]," & that the Spanish gave him 1 each axe, medium axe, hoe, hatchet, & knife, & 2 shovels after he reached LA.  Did he know Marie-Josèphe in Chantenay & stow away aboard L'Amitié to be with her?  Did they meet aboard ship on the crossing to LA?  Or did they meet in New Orleans soon after the ship arrived?  

Was her third husband's surname GARCIA?  The notation in her burial record that reads "nat. of Spain" refers to her husband, not to her, & is the clue that this was her burial record, not another Marie RICHARD. 

53.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie-Rose [RICHARD], & lists her with her widowed mother & an uncle; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Marie-RoZe, sa [Cécille BOUDREAU, veuve RICHARD's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Roze RICHARD, her [Cécille BOUDROT, widow RICHARD's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, says she was in the 47th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed mother & an uncle, & that she was born in 1771 but gives no birthplace.

What happened to her in LA?

54.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Mathurin RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2577, says his parents were Paul RICHARD & Madeleine LEBLANC; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:664 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.32), his death/burial record, calls him Mathurin RICHARD, "inhabitant of this Post," says he was buried on a Saturday, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 150; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Americans, 433; Wood, Acadians in Maryland, 179, which agrees with Arsenault about his parents.  

The Spanish report of 1767, in Voorhies, J., cited above, shows him with Marie [LEBLANC] widow [of Joseph] RICHAR. 

Mathurin's wedding year is from Arsenault, so consider the source.

Why is his son called Jean-Baptiste "of Pointe Coupée" in his marriage record, dated 29 Apr 1794, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:661 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.49)?  Was Jean-Baptiste baptized by a Pointe Coupée priest at St.-Gabriel?  Or did the family actually live in Pointe Coupée before moving to the Opelousas District?  Probably the former.  I ask the question because I cannot find Jean-Baptiste's baptismal record in BRDR, vol. 2.  He was born in c1769, several years before St.-Gabriel got a church of its own in 1773. 

55.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Paul RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2577, says he was born in 1752; BRDR, 2:50, 626 (SJA-1, 39), his marriage record, calls him Paul RICHARD, calls his wife Magdelaine-Marthe BABIN, gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Ignace BABIN, Pierre LEBLANC, Paul BABIN, & Jean-Baptiste ALAIN.  See also See also Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 155; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 5.

The Spanish report of 1767, followed here, & the St.-Gabriel census of 1777, give ages whose estimated birth years conflict with Arsenault. 

56.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Pierre RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2576, calls his second wife Marie-Isabelle; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:23, 666 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.75), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre RICHARD "of Acadia," calls his wife Isabelle AUCOIN, gives his & her parents' names, calls his father Léandre, calls her father Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC [her first husband's name], says this was "in error," & says the witnesses to his marriage were Cyrille THIBAUDEAU, Victor RICHARD [his brother], & Jean JEANSONNE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:617 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.85), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre RICHARD, says he died "at age about 78 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:156; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 128.

Pierre's famly moved from Chignecto to Malpèque in c1741, when Pierre would have been about 12 years old.  Marguerite's family moved to Malpèque from Cobeguit in c1751, evidently on the eve of their marriage.  See De La Roque, 2A:153, 155.  The French official who counted them at Malpèque in Aug 1752 noted that "They have no children, being only recently married."  Her age given in the 1752 census was 17.  See De La Roque, 2A:156. 

Quote about his association with Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil is from the brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural at the Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville, though one wonders what the brochure means by "constituent."  In 1755, Beausoleil was at Chignecto escaping the British round up there & then leading a resistance against the British out of Fort Cumberland, formerly French Beauséjour.  Pierre likely was still with his family on Île St.-Jean in 1755 & probably did not escape to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore until the autumn of 1758.  By then, the Acadian resistance movement out of Shediac & Miramichi was just about spent.  See Book Five.  In the mural, Pierre stands next to Beausoleil, at his right hand, as it were.  Joseph and Alexandre BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil's mother was Catherine RICHARD, older sister of Pierre's grandfather Martin, & Pierre's mother, a THIBODEAU, was kin to the BROUSSARD brother's wives, so Pierre was a double cousin of the resistance leaders.  A docent at the Acadian Memorial told me that Cajun musician/activist Zachary RICHARD's father posed for the figure of their ancestor Pierre, who was young enough to be Beausoleil's son.  The brochure states that Pierre arrived in LA in 1766, but his appearance in the Opelousas census of 1766, taken probably in Apr, means that he reached LA in 1765; the ship full of Acadians who came to LA in 1766 did not arrive at New Orleans until late Sep, & they came from MD, not Halifax.  

Why did Pierre choose to settle in the Opelousas District?  If he was so close to his BROUSSARD kin, why did he not remain with them at Attakapas?  His wife was the only DUGAS who went to Opelousas in 1765, so he was not following his in-laws there.  Also, he & younger brother Victor were nephews of Jean-Baptiste RICHARD, one of the first Acadians to come to LA, from GA via Mobile, in Feb 1764.  Why did Pierre & Victor not settle near their uncle at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, where their cousin Joseph RICHARD, fils, who also came to LA from Halifax in 1765, also settled? 

For the 1768 petition to Gov. ULLOA, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 114-15. 

57.  Wall of Names, 24 (pl. 5R), calls him Pierre RICHARD, & lists him with his parents & no siblings; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2578, calls him Pierre RICHARD, says he was born in 1763 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says he settled at Opelousas, & lists his children as Pierre-Anaclet, born in 1788, Louise in 1790, Angèle in 1792, Louis in 1794, Marie-Marguerite in 1798, & Philippe in 1799; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:277, 666 (Opel.Ch.: v.1-A, p.3), his marriage record, calls him Pierre RICHARD, calls his wife Marie-Josèphe DUGAS "of Atakapas," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Amand DUGAS, Joseph DUGAS, Pierre RICHARD, "father," Joseph BOURQUE, Pierre DUGAS, & Fabien RICHARD [his brother]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:801 (SM Ch.: v.4, #698), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre RICHARD, "living at La Bute, native of Opelousas," says he died "at age 48 yrs. at his home," & that he was "buried ... in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:801 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#95), his succession record, calls him Pierre RICHARD, "widr. Marie DUGAT," lists 2 brothers, Louis & Fabien Ruban, his wife's brother John Charles DUGAT, & children--Anaclet, 23 yrs., Eliza, 21 yrs. m. Moyse HÉBERT, Mary 22 yrs. m. Ursin HÉBERT, Louis, 16 yrs., Angelle, 20 yrs., & Philippe, 13 yrs.; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:552 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #712), another succession record, dated 4 Jul 1835, calls him Pierre RICHARD m. Marie DUGAS; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:552 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #303), yet another succession record, dated 31 Jul 1835, calls him Pierre RICHARD m. Marie DUGAT.  See also De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 9; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 112. 

Did the compilers of Wall of Names mean to put his older brother Fabien on their list & not Pierre, fils

58.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Pierre RICHARD père [of Amand]; White, DGFA-1, 1385, calls him Pierre RICHARD, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were M. (DUPONT) de Renon lt de cie et commandant du navire du roi Le Postillon, who signed the baptismal record, & Jeanne BOURGEOIS, details his marriage, gives his wife's parents' names, says they had to secure "disp 4-4 cons" in order to marry, says he was a widower at Port Tobacco, MD, in 1763, & that he was on the list of Acadians who came to LA in 1767, age 56.  See also De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 11. 

None of his 5 siblings, not even the ones who were exiled to VA, deported to England, & repatriated to France, made it to LA.  The age given for him in the St.-Gabriel census of 1777 is way off.  Evidently he never remarried. 

59.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Pierre RICHARD, & lists him with his wife, 2 children, & a female cousin; BRDR, 1a(rev.):174 (SGA-2, 154), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre RICHART, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Charle GRANGÉ, who signed the baptismal document, & Catherine-Joseph GAUTROT; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 700-01, Family No. 820; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 702-03, Family No. 822; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 148, Family No. 267, calls him Pierre RICHARD, laborer, says he was born in c1737 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he married Blanche LEBLANC in c1764 but gives no place of marriage or her parents' names, says she was born in c1749 but gives no birthplace, provides the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marguerite-Geneviève, baptized 2 Jun 1779, St.-Pierre de Réze, Nantes, died age 2 mos. & buried 1 Jul 1779, St.-Pierre de Réze, son Joseph, died age 3, buried 22 Aug 1779, St.-Pierre de Réze, son Jean-Baptiste, baptized 22 Oct 1780, St.-Pierre de Réze, died 8 Jul 1783, probably St.-Pierre de Réze, & son Charles-Pierre-Paul, & 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, 14-15, calls him Pierre RICHARD, laboureur, age 48, on the embarkation list, Pierre RICHARD, on the debarkation list, & Pierre RICHARD, plowman, age 48, on the complete listing, says he was in the 19th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife, 2 children, & a female cousin, details his marriage but does not include the names of his or his wife's parents, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 3:734 (ASM-3, 110), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro RICHARD, "age 80 yrs. of Acadia, widower of Blanca LEBLANC," but does not give his parents' names. 

60.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Pierre [RICHARD], & lists him with his parents, a sister, & a female paternal cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 702-03, Family No. 822, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Joseph RICHARD, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Joseph LEBLANC & Marguerite LANDRY, & that his family lived at St.-Servan from 1763-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 148, Family No. 267, details his 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, 14-15, calls him Pierre, son [Pierre RICHARD's] fils, age 16, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Pierre RICHARD, his [Pierre RICHARD's] son, age 16, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 19th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents, a sister, & a female paternal cousin.  

What happened to him in LA?  Did he even survive the crossing from France?  He is not included on the debarkation list of La Bergère because only heads of family were included on that list.  Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 135-36, the most detailed study of the 7 Ships expeditions, reports "six deaths of elderly people" aboard La Bergère during the crossing & 9 more deaths at New Orleans before the ship's survivors went to Lafourche.  Pierre-Joseph may have been among the passengers who died at New Orleans. 

61.  Wall of Names, 32, calls him Pierre RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2574-75, calls him Pierre RICHARD, says he was born in 1713 at "Pisiguit," gives his parents' names, details his first & second marriages, including his wives' parents' names, lists his children as, by his first marriage, Marie, born in 1741, Joseph-Ignace in 1743, Jean-Charles in 1745, Catherine in 1747, Baptiste in 1749, & Simon in 1752, &, by his second marriage, Anselme, born in 1765, Simon-Joseph-Louis in 1766, Julien-Marie in 1768, Auguste in c1770, & Marie in c1772, but gives no birthplaces, says his first wife died at Liverpool, England, 12 Apr 1761, that he was at Morlaix in 1765 & at Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1767, & that he sailed to LA aboard Le Beaumont; White, DGFA-1, 1387, calls him Pierre RICHARD, gives his birth date & place, says his godparents were Pierre DUPUIS & Jeanne DUPUIS, details his 2 marriages, including his wives' parents' names & his second wife's first husband's name, says he was 49 when he was transported from Liverpool to France in 1763, that he was at Belle-Île-en-Mer in 1765, age 54, that he was 74 when he came to LA in 1785, & says he was buried at Bâton-Rouge on 12 Nov 1794, age 84(sic); Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 573, calls him Pierre RICHARD, "54 yrs. old" [in 1765], says he was born on 15 Nov 1710 but gives no birthplace, that he was a widower when he married his second wife, Francoise DAIGRE, that she was from Rivière-aux-Canards and a widow when she married him but gives no place of marriage, says his family was held at Liverpool, entered France at St.-Malo & Morlaix, were Family No. 33 at Kerbellec, Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, in 1765, & says some members of the family were counted at Vannes, France, in 1792 [during the French Revolution]; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Pierre RICHARD, charpentier, age 74, on the embarkation list, Pedro RICHARD, on the debarkation list, & Pierre RICHARD, carpenter, age 74, on the complete listing, says he was in the 4th Family aboard Le Beaumont with his second wife & 3 children, that son Pierre-Auguste was born 11 Jan 1774, son Anselme was born 3 Feb 1765, & son Julien-Marie was born 17 Nov 1768 but gives no birthplace for any of them, & that son Anselme was buried 26 Jan 1786, age 21, but gives no place of burial; BRDR, 2:627 (SJO-4, 4), his death/burial record, calls him Pedro RICHARD, "age 34 years, native of Acadia," gives his parents' names but mentions no wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 524.  

Why did some of his children remain in France?  Because they had married there? 

He was one of the oldest Acadians to emigrate to LA.  His younger brother Joseph dit Vieux had come to LA in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue. 

The priest who recorded his burial probably meant to say 84 years instead of 34, or perhaps this a transcription error.  No matter, he was 81 years old when he died. 

62.  Not in Wall of Names.  <thecajuns.com/acad1764.htm>, "Acadians who arrived in New Orleans in 1764," calls her Rosalie RICHARD, & lists her with her parents & 2 brothers; BRDR, 2:629, 645 (SJA-1, 51), her marriage record, calls her Rosalie RICHARD, calls her husband Jean ROGER, gives her & his parents' names, says "both parties of Acadia," that her mother & his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean POIRIER & Baptiste BOURGOIS.  See also De Ville, St. James Census, 1777, 20.

Why is such a well-documented Acadian immigrant--and a first-arrival!--not on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names? 

63.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Rosalie RICHARD; NOAR, 2:239 (SLC, B5, 111), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Rosalie RICHARD, gives her parents' names, says her father was Acadian, & that her godparents were Pierre GUETINAU & Pélagie MORAIN.    

The date of her baptism is a clue to the family's time of arrival in 1765.  Her younger sister Anne-Marie was baptized the same day. 

64.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Rose RICHARD cousine [of Pierre RICHARD], & lists her with her cousin, his wife, & 2 of his children; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls her Rose RICHARD, cousine au dit [Pierre RICHARD], age 30, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Rose RICHARD, cousin of the above [Pierre RICHARD], age 30, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 19th Family aboard La Bergère with her cousin, his wife, & 2 of their children; BRDR, 2:480, 628 (ASC-2, 35), her marriage record, calls her Rosa RICHARD, calls her husband Olivier LE BLANC, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Carlos BROUSARD & Jean BUJOL.

Why did she wait so long to marry?  Her husband had several children by his first wife, but one looks thru the Baton Rouge diocesan church records in vain for a child of Olivier LEBLANC & Rose RICHARD, leading to the sad conclusion that her waiting so long to marry cost her the chance to have children of her own.  See BRDR, vols. 2, 3.  It may also have cost her her marriage.  Her husband's death/burial record, dated 25 Jan 1808 at Baton Rouge, says that he was "unmarried" at the time of his death.  See BRDR, 3:553 (SJO-4, 37).  Was she still alive in 1808?  If she was, then her husband may have secured an annulment to their marriage; her childlessness could have been grounds for annulment.

A Rose RICHARD, "wid. Olivier [sic]," age 75, died "at home of POYDRAS at Chenel," & was buried at Pointe Coupee on 10 Oct 1822.  See BRDR, 4:475 (PCP-5, 84).  Is this the Rose RICHARD listed here?  A woman who died in 1822 at age 75 would have been born in c1747, which is 8 years before the estimated birth year for the Rose RICHARD listed here.  However, burial records are notorious for exaggerating the ages of old folks.  Note that the husband, or former husband, of the Rose RICHARD listed here, Olivier LEBLANC, died probably in present West Baton Rouge Parish in 1808.  Pointe Coupee Parish shares a boundary with West Baton Rouge Parish & lies just northwest of it.  The notation "wid. Olivier" is most intriguing.  Was the Rose RICHARD who died in 1822 the widow of a fellow with the family name OLIVIER, or was she the widow of an Olivier whose surname is not given? 

65.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Simon RICHARD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2577, says he was born in 1750 & that his parents were from Port-Royal; BRDR, 2:444, 629 (PCP-2, pt. 2, 93-93a; PCP-4, 54), his marriage record, calls him Simon RICHARD, calls his wife Marie-Rose LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of Holy Family Parish in Acadia," hers "Acadians, res. at Post Manchac," that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Paul RICHARD [his brother, Ananase LANDRY [her brother Athanase], & Cirille RIVET; BRDR, 3:735 (SGA-8, 56), his death/burial record, calls him Simon RICHARD, "age 72, res. of Island Districe[sic]," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also See also Jehn, Acadians Exiles in the Colonies, 155; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 433; De Ville, St. Gabriel Census, 1777, 6. 

The baptismal records of son Paul-Grégoire, dated 8 May 1780, & daughter Marie-Céleste, dated 1 Jun 1784, in BRDR, 2:626 (SGA-4a, 24; SGA-5, 20, #120), call him Simon-Henry. 

Holy Family Parish of Acadia was Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit.  His marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because St.-Gabriel did not have a church of its own until 1773. 

66.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Simon RICHARD; BRDR, 2:548, 629 (SJA-2, 1), the record of his first marriage, calls him Simon RICHAR, calls his wife Escolastica MIR, does not give his or her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Olibio PAR & Ana ARSENO; BRDR, 3:574, 735 (SJA-2, 77), the record of his second marriage, calls him Simon RICHARD, "nat. Maryland in New England," calls his wife Françoise LEMAIRE, "wid. Louis ROM, nat. St. John the Baptist parish," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Benjamin MIR, André GRIM, "signs his name Andrew GREEN," & Dumaine DEJEAN.

Evidence that this is the Simon RICHARD who married Scholastique MIRE is found in the baptismal record of son Juan Bautista, dated 15 Nov 1800, in BRDR, 2:623 (SJA-3, 206), which gives the grandparents' names.  Scholastique was a native of LA.

67.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Victor RICHARD, & lists him singly; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2576, says he married in c1772; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:617 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.97), his death/burial record, calls him Victor RICHARD, says he died "at age about 60 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:617 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #11), his first succession record, calls him Victor RICHARD, "wid. is Marie BRASSEUX"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:618 (LSAR: Opel.: 1810), his succession estate record, calls him Victor RICHARD, "wid. is Marie BRASSEUX."  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:155; De Ville, Mississippi Valley Mélange, 1:40. 

De La Roque reveals that, as of Aug 1752, Victor's family "has been in the country 11 years," so he likely was born at Malpèque.

The Opelousas census of 1774 shows that he married later then 1772.  Arsenault also says that his wife was Marie-Madeleine, sans doute daughter of Mathieu BRASSEAUX & Anne-Marie PITRE.  However, there is very much doubt that this Marie BRASSEAUX was his wife.  Arsenault, pp. 2415-16, says that Marie, daughter of Mathieu BRASSEAU & Anne BELLEMERE, was the second wife of Pierre-Olivier BENOIT, who reached LA in Oct 1769 with the hapless party aboard the English ship Britannia.  Were there 2 Mathieu BRASSEAUXs in Acadia, one married to Anne-Marie PITRE, the other to Anne BELLEMÈRE, or is this the same fellow with 2 wives?  Most confusing.  Perhaps the church records can sort out the mess.  In the baptismal record of son Alexandre, Victor RICHARD's wife is called Marie-Magdelaine BRASSEUR, but unfortunately the record lists no grandparents.  The same holds true for the baptismal record of son Jean-Baptiste.  But this record gives us a clue when it says that the baby's godparents were Blaise BRASSEAUX & Marie TIBODO.  Blaise was the son of Cosme BRASSEAUX & Élisabeth THIBODEAUX and had an older sister named ... Marie-Madeleine.  In the baptismal records of son Joseph & daughter Julie, Victor RICHARD's wife is called simply Marie BRASEUSE.  No more clues are found in the baptismal & marriage records of their other children.  However, based on the connection with Blaise BRASSEAUX & the THIBODEAUXs, I conclude that Victor RICHARD's Marie was the daughter of Cosme & Élisabeth, not Mathieu & Anne-Marie.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A: 657, 660-63.  

For the 1768 petition to Gov. ULLOA, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 114-15.  

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