APPENDICES

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

ROBICHAUX

[ROH-bih-sho]

ACADIA

According to Acadian genealogist Placide Gaudet, Louis Robichaud of La Chaussée, near Blois, in the Orleanais region of the Loire valley in France, came to Acadia in 1642 when he was 33.  He died in Québec in 1649 when his son Étienne, who had been born in France, was only 10 years old.  Étienne remained in Acadia and became a farmer.  

The only problem with this story, according to Acadian genealogist Stephen A. White, is that the man who died in Québec in 1649 was not a Robichaud; he was Louis Rebicher, who could not have been the father of Étienne RobichaudIt was Étienne, not his putative father Louis, who was the patriarch of the Robichauds in Acadia.  Étienne was born in France in c1640 and came to Acadia as a farmer He married Françoise, daughter of Michel Boudrot and Michelle Aucoin, at Port-Royal in c1663.  Étienne and Françoise had six children, including four sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Their two daughter married into the Landry and Petitpas families.  Étienne died at Port-Royal in the late 1680s, in his late 40s.  

Oldest son Charles dit Cadet, born in c1667, married twice, first to Marie, daughter of Pierre Thibodeau and Jeanne Thériot, at Port-Royal in the late 1680s, then to another Marie, this one daughter of Jean Bourg and widow of Jean Dubois, at Port-Royal in June 1703.  Charles dit Cadet and his wives remained at Port-Royal, where he died in 1737, age 70.  He and his first wife had 10 children, including four sons who married into the Léger, Bourg, Dupuis, and Turpin families.  He and his second wife had eight children, including two sons who married into the LeBlanc and Brassaud families.  Four of their daughters married into the Arosteguy, Hébert dit Manuel, and Boudrot families. 

Prudent, born in c1669, married Henriette, daughter of Claude Petitpas and Catherine Bugaret, at Port-Royal in c1691.  Prudent became a judge, syndic, chief of the French council, and collector of quitrents at Annapolis Royal, formerly Port-Royal, during the early days of British rule.  He and Henriette had a dozen children, including five sons who married into the Forest, Bourgeois, and LeBlanc families.  Six of their daughters married into the Doucet, Thériot, Gourdeau, Pellerin, Landry, and Dugas families.  After escaping from the British ship Pembroke with other Annapolis Royal exiles during Le Grand Dérangement, he died on Rivière St.-Jean, present-day New Brunswick, in 1756; he was in late 80s. 

Alexandre, born in c1675, married Anne, daughter of Charles Melanson dit La Ramée and Marie Dugas and widow of Jacques de Saint-Étienne de La Tour, at Port-Royal in c1700.  They, too, remained at Port-Royal, where Alexandre died in March 1742, age 67.  He and Anne had five children, all of them daughters who married into the Blanchard, Bourg, Landry, Dugas, and Granger families.

Youngest son François dit Niganne, born in c1677, married Madeleine, daughter of Claude Thériot and Marie Gautrot, at Port-Royal in c1702.  Like his older brothers, François also remained in the Port-Royal area, where he served as warden of St.-Jean-Baptiste Parish and died in December 1747, age 70.  He and Madeleine had nine children, including three sons who married into the Pitre and Le Borgne de Bélisle families.  Four of their daughters married into the Doucet, Richard, Dugas, and Winniett families.  François's son's Le Borgne de Bélisle wives were daughters of former Acadian governor Alexandre Le Borgne de Bélisle and his wife Anastasie d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin, so the Robichaud family was quite prominent in the colony. 

In 1755, descendants of Étienne Robichaud could be found not only at Annapolis Royal, but also at Cobeguit in the Minas Basin and on Île St.-Jean. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this large family to the winds. ...

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

In February 1765, a Robichaud family from Annapolis Royal, accompanied probably by a kinsman, reached New Orleans from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party.  They followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District and helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie along the banks of Bayou Teche:

René Robichaud , age 39, came with wife Marguerite Martin dit Barnabé, age 32, and two daughters--Madeleine, age 9, and Geneviève, age 8.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  René died at Attakapas in August 1765, an early victim of the epidemic that killed dozens of his fellow Teche valley Acadians that summer and fall.  Marguerite and her daughters remained on the Teche, where she remarried to Surgeon Antoine Borda of France in October 1767.  Her older daughter Madeleine married Jean-Charles Hébert, and younger daughter Geneviève married Amand Dugas; both of them remained on the prairies.  Geneviève's succession record was filed at what became the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in November 1806, but she did not die until October 1823.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded her burial said that she died "at age 77 years," but she was closer to 64.  Madeleine died in Lafayette Parish in July 1831, a widow.  The Vermilionville priest who recorded her burial said that she was 83 years old when she died, but she was closer to 74.  Her succession records were filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January and August 1831.

Marin Robichaud, age unrecorded, probably a kinsman of René, died on the Teche in August 1765, another victim of the epidemic. 

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Not until the late 1760s or early 1770s did a Robichaux from the river establish a western branch of the family: 

Descendants of Firmin dit Ephrem dit Freme ROBICHAUX (c1751-1804; Étienne, Prudent, Joseph)

Firmin dit Ephrem, called Freme, elder son of Bruno Robichaud and Anne-Félicité Broussard, born probably at Annapolis Royal in c1751, escaped the British roundup at Annapolis Royal in 1755 and followed his parents to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  They ended up as prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  Freme came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 with his parents and a younger brother and followed them to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river in 1766.  Freme was also counted in Judice's Company of the Cabanocé militia that year.  He did not remain at St.-Jacques, however.  In the late 1760s, perhaps following his parents, he crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where Spanish officials counted him with relative Simon Broussard in 1769 and 1771.  Freme was still a bachelor in 1774, when he was counted in his own household.  He held no slaves then, but he owned 15 head of cattle and four horses and mules.  Three years later, in 1777, he was still a bachelor (and an "orphan"), living with kinsman Mathurin Broussard.  Freme married Marie-Anne, daughter of fellow Acadians Pierre Surette and Marie Thibodeaux, at Attakapas in April 1778.  Marie-Anne was a native of Halifax who had come to Attakapas with the Broussards in 1765, so they probably had known one another since childhood.  They settled on Prairie Grand Chevreuil, near present-day Henderson, and at Grand Pointe on upper Bayou Teche, near present-day Breaux Bridge.  Their daughters married into the Begnaud, Broussard, Guidry, Landry, Latiolais, Patin, and Sudrique families.  By 1781, Freme owned 120 "animals" on 13 arpents of land in the Attakapas District.  He died at Attakapas in January 1804; he was only 53 years old.  His succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in November 1809 and September 1811.  Both of his sons created families of their own, but only one line survived, in St. Martin Parish. 

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Older son Julien, baptized at Attakapas, age 4 months, in May 1795, married cousin Élisabeth Belzire, called Belzire, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Broussard of Grand Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1820.  They settled at Grand Pointe.  Their son Charles Jules was born in August 1821, Alexandre le jeune in July 1823, Émile Anatole in May 1825 but died at age 1 in July 1826, Jacques Sidney, called James, was born in February 1832, and Pierre Clebert died at age 9 months in May 1835.  Julien's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in August 1845; he would have been 50 years old that year. 

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Charles Jules married cousin Marie Adèle Broussard, widow of Onésime Calais, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1848.

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James married Elen or Élise, daughter of French Creole Antoine Deroussel, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1855.

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Younger son Alexandre, born posthumously in February 1804, married Marguerite Carmelite, called Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Cormier, fils, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1827, and may have remarried to French Creole Azélie Begnaud.  If so, their daughter, whom the Church Point priest recording her marriage said was "born a Broussard," married into the Landry family.  Alexandre died near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in September 1860; he was 56 years old.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month. 

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During the late colonial period, a Robichaux from France who followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche moved to the western prairies, but his family line did not survive there: 

Descendants of François-Xavier ROBICHAUX (1768-1806; Étienne, ?)

François-Xavier, called Xavier, younger son of Joseph Robichaud and Anne-Osite Hébert, born at St.-Énogat, near St.-Malo, France, in July 1768, crossed with his widowed father and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Xavier married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Athanase Landry, at St.-Gabriel on the river in July 1790.  Marguerite was a native of St.-Gabriel.  They lived at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, before moving to the Attakapas District in the early 1800s.  Xavier served as a teacher at Attakapas, so he and his family probably lived in various locations in the area.  Their daughter married into the Duplessis and Rivet families and settled on the river.  Xavier died at the home of "Guyan Landry of La Côte Gelée where he was a teacher" in August 1806; the Attakapas priest who recorded his burial said that Xavier was 45 years old when he died, but he was only 38.  His two older sons and one of his daughters married and returned to Manchac.  His two younger sons probably died young, so this family line did not survive on the western prairies. 

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Oldest son Joseph-St.-Cyr, called Bouvière, born at Manchac in January 1794, married Cléonise or Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Melançon, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1820.  They remained on the river. 

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Louis, born at Manchac in December 1795, married French Creole Modeste Prosper probably at St. Gabriel in the 1820s.  They, too, remained at St. Gabriel, where Louis remarried.

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Placide, born at Manchac in May 1798, may have died young. 

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Youngest son Balthazar, born at Attakapas in July 1805, also may have died young. 

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During the antebellum period, Robichauxs from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley moved to lower Bayou Teche and settled in present-day Iberia and St. Mary parishes, adding substantially to the western branch of the family: 

Descendants of Simon dit Simonet ROBICHAUX (1792-?; Étienne, Prudent, Joseph, Amable)

Simon, called Simonet, second son of Henri Robichaux and Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, born at Ascension in August 1792, married Domitille, daughter of fellow Acadian François Louviere, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1819.  They lived on Bayou Lafourche before moving to lower Bayou Teche in the late 1830s to settle near her family.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Cuvillier, and Hébert families.  A succession record for Simonet Broussard, married to Domitille Louviere, was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in February 1854; this probably was Simonet Robichaux, who would have been 62 years old that year.  One wonders if this was a post-mortem succession.  The priest at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, recorded the burial of "Mr. Robichaud, a butcher," who died "at age 68 yrs." in September 1867, but Simonet would have been 75.  Who else would it have been?

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Oldest son Simon Valière, called Valière, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1822, married Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Delphin Leleux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in July 1845; Joséphine's mother was a Landry.  Their son Jean Alcibiade, called Alcibiade, was born near New Iberia in May 1846, and Joseph in December 1848.  Simon Valière remarried to Marie Doralise, called Doralise, daughter of French Creole Simon Bodin, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in January 1850.  Their son Césaire was born near New Iberia in May 1856, Ovide in September 1860, and François Oscar in January 1864.  Their daughters married into the Comeaux family.  Valière's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in December 1867; he would have been 45 years old that year. 

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Alcibade, by his father's first wife, married Aspasie, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Charles Delcambre, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1867; Aspasie's mother was a Broussard.  (Alcibade and Aspasie are the paternal great-grandparents of sheriff's deputy Dave Robicheaux of Iberia Parish--just kidding!)

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Joseph, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of Joseph Humelle, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in May 1870; Marie's mother was a Bourg.

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Valéry, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1824, married Marguerite Zéolide, called Zéolide, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arceneaux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1854.  Their son Jean Onizifort was born near New Iberia in May 1855, Joseph Hedelbert in November 1856, Telesphore in January 1858, and Joseph Rosémond in October 1859.

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Leufroi married Clémence, another daughter of Delphin Leleux, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in June 1859; Clémence's mother was an Arceneaux

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Thimon Euphroisie, born near New Iberia in May 1840, married Marie Marcelline, called Marcelline, daughter of French Creole Marius Amy, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1867; Marie's mother was an Arceneaux.

Descendants of Jean Léon ROBICHAUX (1825-; Étienne, Prudent, Joseph, Amable, Henri)

Jean Léon, called Léon, fourth son of Étienne Robichaux and Henriette Arceneaux and Simonet's nephew, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1825.  Léon married Anaïse, daughter of French Creole Alexis Autin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1848; Anaïse's mother was a Bergeron.  They moved to St. Mary Parish by the early 1850s.

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Oldest son Hermogène le jeune was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in November 1851. 

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Telesphore was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in January 1860. 

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Albin Justinien was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in December 1868.

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Other ROBICHAUXs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link at least one Robichaux in the western parishes with known lines of the family there:

Valsin Robichaux died in St. Martin Parish in October 1847.  He was only 20 years old.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial did not give Valsin's parents' names or mention a wife. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Other Robichauds--two families, one led by a widow, and two wives--also reached New Orleans from Halifax in 1765.  They did not go to Bayou Teche, however, but settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before.  None of these Robichauds established family lines that remained on the river: 

Marie Robichaud of Port-Royal, age 53, came with husband Pierre Arosteguy, age 52, and four children, ages unrecorded. 

Claire Robichaud of Port-Royal, age 52, Marie's sister and widow of Jean-Baptiste Hébert dit Manuel, came with four children and a grandson, ages 15 to 2

Bruno Robichaud of Port-Royal, age 40, came with wife Anne-Félicité Broussard, age 33, and two sons--Firmin dit Ephrem, age 14, and Bruno, fils, age 1.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Bruno, père may have died soon after coming to the colony.  Bruno, fils probably died young.  Firmin dit Ephrem, also called Freme, lived a full life, but he did not remain on the river; he moved to the Attakapas District during the 1770s, where he married and created a western branch of the family. 

Amable Robichaud, age 33, Bruno, père's brother, came with wife Anastasie Dugas, age 26, and three children--Henri, age 5, Jean-Baptiste, age 2, and Marie, age 1.  Amable fathered another son in Louisiana but died probably at Cabanocé soon after his son was conceived.  Daughter Marie may not have survived childhood.  Amable's sons settled downriver at Ascension before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche and creating the largest branch of the family in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

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The last of the Robichauds to come to Louisiana--two more families, one led by a widow, a wife, and a young bachelor, 11 Robichauds in all--arrived on three of the Seven Ships from France in 1785, 20 years after the first of their cousins reached the colony.  Only one family settled on the river, but the line probably died out:   

Anne-Marie Robichaud, age 57, widow of Charles Lebert, crossed with a 17-year-old son aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  They may have followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to upper Bayou Lafourche before going to the Baton Rouge District, where they and other Leberts from a later ship settled.  Anne-Marie died at Baton Rouge in September 1786, in her late 50s. 

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Charles Robichaud, age 17, crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, which also reached New Orleans in August.  With him were his stepfather Charles Henry, age 53, his mother Marie LeBlanc, age 45, and four step siblings.  He followed them to Baton Rouge, where he married twice. 

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A Robichaud from France settled near Baton Rouge, but his family line did not survive: 

Descendants of Charles ROBICHAUX, fils (1768-; Étienne, Charles dit Cadet, Joseph dit Cadet)

Charles, fils, son of Charles Robichaud and Marie LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, in October 1768, followed his mother, stepfather Charles Henry, and stepsiblings to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to Baton Rouge, where Charles, fils married Jeanne-Françoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Henry (not his stepfather), in February 1792.  Jeanne-Françoise also was a native of St.-Servan and had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships.  Charles remarried to Marie-Cécile, daughter of fellow Acadian Claude Guidry and widow of Pierre Aucoin, at Baton Rouge in May 1801.  Marie was a native of St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, and also had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel.  Despite two marriages, this line of the family probably did not survive. 

Isidore, by his father's first wife, born at Baton Rouge in March 1797, may have died young. 

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During the early antebellum period, two Robichaux brothers left the prairies and settled near their birthplace in the St. Gabriel area, but, again, no Robichaux family line arose on the river before the War Between the States:

Descendants of Joseph-St. Cyr dit Bouviere ROBICHAUX (1794-1862; Étienne, ?, Joseph)

Joseph-St. Cyr, called Bouviere, eldest son of François-Xavier Robichaux and Marguerite Landry, born at Manchac in January 1794, followed his family to the Attakapas District but left the prairies after he came of age and married Cléonise or Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Melançon, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in May 1820.  Their daughters married into the Caillouet, Dardenne, Loup, Tuillier, and Turner families.  Bouviere may have remarried to Mary _____.   He died near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in July 1862; the priest who recorded his burial said that "Bovielle" died at "age 70 years," but he was 68. 

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Oldest son Jean Sibelieu, born near St. Gabriel in April 1821, died the following September. 

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Honoré, born near St. Gabriel in December 1824, also may have died young. 

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Thomas, perhaps by his father's second wife, married Marie Philomène Tranquiline, called Tranquiline, daughter of Philogène Dubroca, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1867.

Descendants of Louis ROBICHAUX (1795-1850?; Étienne, ?, Joseph)

Louis, second son of François-Xavier Robichaux and Marguerite Landry, born at Manchac in December 1795, followed his older brother Bouviere back to the river and married French Creole Modeste Prosper probably at St. Gabriel in the 1820s.  Their daughter married into the Aucoin and Henry families.  Louis remarried to Marie Denise, daughter of French Creole Michel Lambremont, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1835; Marie's mother was a Breaux.  He may have been the Louis dit Collins Robichaux who died near St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, in February 1850; the priest who recorded his burial said that Louis died at "age 46 years," but this Louis would have been closer to 55.  One wonders if either of his wives gave him sons. 

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In a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Robichaux from Bayou Lafourche joined his cousins in Iberville Parish soon after the War Between the States.  His family line may have been the only one to survive on the old Acadian Coast: 

Descendants of Magloire Oscar ROBICHAUX (1836-; Étienne, ?, Pierre, Joseph-Gervais)

Magloire Oscar, called Oscar, second son of Valière Jean Robichaux and Marie Cléonise Mire, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1836, married Adèle, daughter of Spanish Creole Marcellien Martinez, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1865; Adèle's mother was a Daigle.  They remained in Iberville Parish.

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Older son Joseph Thaddeus was born in Iberville Parish in September 1866. 

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Paul André was born in Iberville Parish in April 1869. 

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Other ROBICHAUXs on the River

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Robichauxs on the river with known lines of the family there:

Joseph Robichaux married Marguerite Eulalie LeBlanc.  Their son Adonis was born in December 1841 and baptized at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1843. 

_____ Robichaux died "at Sardine Point," near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in July 1865.  The priest who recorded the burial did not give an age, mention a wife or husband, or give the decedent's parents' names. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

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

Joseph Robichaud, age 56, a widower, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With him were four children--Jean-Baptiste, age 21, François-Xavier, age 16, Anne-Marie, called Marie, age 14, and Renée, age 9.  Joseph did not remarry and died probably at Lafourche in the late 1780s.  Only his younger son created a family of his own, on the river and the western prairies, not on the upper bayou. 

Anne Hébert, age 45, widow of Pierre Robichaud, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with four children--Marie-Josèphe, age 17, Anne-Théotiste, age 15, Joseph-Gervais, age 13, and Jean-Pierre, age 2.  Anne remarried to fellow Acadian and widower Pierre LeBlanc at Lafourche in August 1790.  Her Robichaux children remained on the bayou.  Marie-Josèphe, widow of Jean François Rassicot and wife of Jean Baptiste De La Mazière, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1843; she was 75 years old.  Anne Théotiste, wife of Pierre Naquin, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1849; the Thibodaux priest who recorded her burial said that Anne died "at age 80 yrs."; a petition for a succession inventory in her name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in March 1850. 

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The Robichauds from France created a third center of family settlement in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley: 

Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUX (1763-?; Étienne, ?)

Jean-Baptiste, elder son of Joseph Robichaud and Anne-Osite Hébert, born at St.-Énogat, near St.-Malo, France, in November 1763, crossed to Louisiana with his widowed father and younger siblings aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Baptiste probably did not marry. 

Descendants of Joseph-Gervais ROBICHAUX (1772-1858; Étienne, ?)

Joseph-Gervais, elder son of Pierre Robichaud and his second wife Anne Hébert, born at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in June 1772, crossed with his widowed mother and siblings aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Anne, called Anne and Nanette, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Prejean, at Assumption in January 1797.  Anne was a native of Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Arcement, Levert (French Canadian, not Acadian), and Simoneaux families.  Joseph Gervais died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in July 1858; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died at "age 90 years," but he was "only" 86.  One of his grandsons moved to Iberville Parish in the early 1860s and two grandsons moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War Between the States, but most of his descendants remained in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley. 

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Oldest son Jean-Valière or Valière-Jean, born at St.-Jacques in June 1803, married Marie Cléonise, called Cléonise, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Mire of St. James Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1826.  A daughter was born several months before their marriage.  Their son Zéphirin Célisie was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1828, and Magloire Oscar, called Oscar, in October 1836.  Their daughters married into the Bernard (German Creole, not Acadian), Delatte, and Marie families.  Valière Jean died in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1851; the Thibodeaux priest who recorded his burial said that Valière died "at age 52 yrs.," but he was only 48; a "petition for tutor" for son Oscar was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1852. 

Oscar married Adèle, daughter of Spanish Creole Marcellien Martinez, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1865; Adèle's mother was a Daigle.  They remained on the river. 

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Joseph Valéry, born at Assumption in August 1807, married Marguerite Céleste, called Céleste, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Landry Babin of Assumption Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1827.  Their son Joseph Cleopha, called Cleopha, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1828, Dorville Théodule in October 1829, Léon Fresimond in February 1834, and Joseph Cyrus, called Cyrus, in May 1836.  Their daughter married into the Fournier family.  Joseph Valéry died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in July 1859; the priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died at "age 56 years," but he was only 52. 

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Cleopha married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1851.  Cleopha died near Paincourtville in November 1858; he was only 30 years old.  Did his family line die with him?

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Dorville married Honorine, daughter of French Creole Constant Simoneaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1851; Honorine's mother was a Giroir.  Their son Séverin Dorvillia was born near Paincourtville in October 1854, Théophile Alire in June 1856, Sosthène Denis in November 1857, Robert Aurelin in December 1859, Édouard Elphége in October 1861, Jean Baptiste Honoré in December 1865, Calixte Ulysse in October 1867, and Léonard Albert, called Albert, in November 1869 but died the following March.  Their daughter married into the Aucoin family. 

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Cyrus married Marie, another daughter of Constant Simoneaux, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1857.  Their son Joseph Désiré, called Désiré, was born near Paincourtville in July 1856 but died at age 8 months in March 1857, Evalture or Evature Scaileur was born in February 1860 but died at age 1 1/2 in August 1861, Léonard Jean Baptiste was born in October 1865, Bernard Olivis in August 1868, and Cyrus Jean in November 1870. 

2d

Léon married Armelise Odilia or Vilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Aucoin, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1860.  Their son Aurestile Joseph was born in Lafourche Parish in February 1863, Pierre Henri near Chacahoula in November 1868, and Félix Joseph in September 1870. 

3

Eugène, born in Assumption Parish in April 1810, may have died young. 

4

François Eugène, born in Assumption Parish in November 1812, married Marie Adeline, called Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Henry Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1833.  Their daughter married into the Webre family.  Did François Eugène father any sons?

5

Jean Baptiste, born probably in Assumption Parish in c1814, married Marie Marcellite, 18-year-old daughter of German Creole François Jean Bernard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish,  in January 1835.  Their son Olésiphore Delphy, also called Onésime and Onésie, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1835, Aurel, Aurele, Aurelien or Arvilien Amédée in February 1839, Armogène Pamela in April 1841, Léon or Léo Lubin in January 1845, Azemire or Ozémé Adrien in March 1847, Ernest Jean Baptiste in March 1849, and Joseph Oleus, called Oleus, in May 1853 but died at age 6 1/2 in December 1859.  Their daughters married into the Courcier and Hains families, one of them on lower Bayou Teche.  Two of his sons also moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War Between the States, but the others remained on the Lafourche. 

5a

Olésiphore married Mary Elisa, called Lisa, daughter of Jackson Clory, Cory, or Glory, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1855.  They were living near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in the early 1860s but returned to the Lafourche.  Their son Thomas Robert was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in December 1864 but died at age 5 in November 1869.

5b

Aurelien married Aglae, daughter of Urbain Adam, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1861.  Aurelien, called Aurele by the priest who recorded his burial, died in Lafourche Parish in November 1861; he was only 22 years old; his succession inventory record, listing only one child, a daughter, was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in April 1862. 

5c

Léo married Léontine, daughter of French Creole Noël Delatte, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1867; Léontine's mother was a Roger.  Their son Joseph Adrien was born near New Iberia in October 1868, and Nicolas Alidor near Patoutville, now Lydia, Iberia Parish, in June 1870. 

5d

Ozémé married Caroline, daughter of William Dooley, at the Patoutville, now Lydia, church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869; Caroline's mother was a Broussard.

Descendants of Jean-Pierre ROBICHAUX (c1783-1846; Étienne, ?)

Jean-Pierre, called Jean, younger son of Pierre Robichaud and his second wife Anne Hébert, born at Nantes, France, in c1783, crossed with his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Pierre married Marie Catherine, called Catherine, daughter of German Creole Joseph Malbrough of St. James, at Ascension in May 1807.  They settled in what became Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughter married into the Boudeloche family.  Jean Pierre died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1846; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Pierre died "at age 70 yrs.," but he was closer to 63.  Most of his children died young, many of them as teenagers; only one of his daughters married, and only one of his sons created a family of his own, but his line was a vigorous one. 

1

Oldest son Jean Baptiste, called Baptiste, born in Assumption Parish in April 1812, married Marie Basilise, called Basilise, daughter of French Creole Jean Charles Dupré of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1836.  Their son Jean Louis, called Louis, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1837, Hilaire Émile in January 1840, Charles Théodule in December 1841, Joseph Anatole, called Anatole, in January 1847, Théophile in September 1848, Neuville Joseph in February 1850, Silvert Alfred Oscar in December 1851, Maximin Aubonne in Terrebonne Parish in December 1856, and Joseph, a twin, near Chacahoula in January 1859.  They also had a son named Amédée.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux and Trahan families.

1a

Louis married Émelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Florentin Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Charleston was born in Lafourche Parish in January 1867, and Orestile Nicles in December 1869. 

1b

Anatole married Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Siméon Clement, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1870.

1c

Amédée married Emma, daughter of French Creole François LeBoeuf, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1870; Emma's mother was a Blanchard.

2

Auguste, born probably in Assumption Parish in c1814, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1835.  He was only 21 years old and did not marry. 

3

Joseph Valéry, born in Assumption Parish in April 1816, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1834.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry. 

4

Youngest son Étienne, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1826, died at age 7 1/2 in October 1834. 

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By the mid-1790s, Robichauxs who had come to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 moved from the river to upper Bayou Lafourche, contributing substantially to the number of Robichauxs there.  By the late antebellum period, in fact, the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley had become the largest center of Robichaux family settlement:

Descendants of Amable ROBICHAUX (c1732-c1766; Étienne, Prudent)

Amable, younger son of Joseph Robichaud and Marie Forest, born probably at Annapolis Royal in c1732, was in his early 20s when he escaped the British roundup in Nova Scotia in 1755.  He fled to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, where he married fellow Acadian Anastasie Dugas in c1759.  They ended up a prisoners of war in Nova Scotia soon after their marriage.  British officials counted them with three children at Halifax in August 1763.  They followed his older brother Bruno to Louisiana in 1765 and settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans.  Amable and Anastasie conceived another son in Louisiana, but Amable did not live to see the boy.  Amable died probably at Cabanocé in c1766, in his early 30s.  Anastasie remarried to fellow Acadian Joseph Caissie dit Roger at nearby Ascension in c1770.  Her Robichaux sons married at Ascension and, by the mid-1790s, were living near their mother and stepfather on upper Bayou Lafourche.  All three of them produced vigorous family lines.  Most of the Robichauxs of southeastern Louisiana are descendants of Amable and his three sons. 

1

Oldest son Henri, born in Acadia in c1760, married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne LeBlanc and sister of his younger brother Jean-Baptiste's wife, at Ascension in September 1787.  Marie-Madeleine also had come to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche by the mid-1790s.  Their son Étienne was baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in October 1788, Simon, called Simonet, was born in August 1792, Louis le jeune was baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in April 1797, and Valentin was born in February 1798.  Henri died at Assumption in April 1799; he was only 40 years old. 

1a

Étienne married Henriette, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arceneaux, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in August 1808.  Their son Victor Leufroi, called Leufroi, was born in Assumption Parish in June 1811, Lucien in May 1813, Hermogène in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1820, and Jean Léon, called Léon, in September 1825.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Cuvillier, Destrival, Fournier, Robichaux, and Verret families; one of them settled on lower Bayou Teche.  Étienne's succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1827; he would have been in his late 30s that year. 

Leufroi married Césaire, also called Madeleine Constance, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Maurice Blanchard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1834.  Their son Pierre Leufroi was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1836, and Joseph in May 1839.  They also had a son named Valfroi

Pierre Leufroi married Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Chrejustin Martin, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in May 1856.  Their son Joseph James, called James, was born near Raceland in January 1863.  Pierre Leufroi died near Raceland in December 1867; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died "at age 32 yr. 6 mths.," but he was 31 1/2; an application for succession inventory was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, a few days after his death. 

Valfroi married Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Babin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in August 1858.  Their son Joseph Guillaume was born near Raceland in October 1860, Albert in September 1862 but died at age 6 1/2 in May 1869, and Édouard was born in June 1869. 

Lucien married cousin Sylvanie, 18-year-old daughter of François Robichaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1838.  Their son Joseph Lucien was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1839, and Jean Louis Neree was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age unrecorded, in February 1854. 

Hermogène married Madeleine Irma, called Irma, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Bergeron, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, September 1841.  Their son Pierre Désiré was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1842, Paul Théophile, called Théophile, in January 1844, Evariste in February 1848, Joseph in February 1852, and Simon Ulysse in October 1855.  Their daughter married into the Bertrand family.  Hermogène remarried to Maria, daughter of Bernard Romagosa, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1860.  They were living in Lafourche Parish in early 1864 and in Terrebonne Parish a few years later.  Hermogène may have remarried to Anna Gauss in Lafourche Parish in the late 1860s. 

Théophile, by his first wife, married Marie J., daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Babin, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1870. 

Jean Léon married Anaïse, daughter of French Creole Alexis Autin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1848; Anaïse's mother was a Bergeron.  They moved to St. Mary Parish on lower Bayou Teche in the early 1850s. 

1b

Simonet married Domitille, daughter of fellow Acadian François Louvière, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1819.  They moved to lower Bayou Teche in the late 1830s and settled near her family. 

1c

Valentin married Marie Aspasie, daughter of Jean Miller, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1833.  Their son Justin Valentin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1834, Alidor or Alidore in May 1836, Omer Justilien in September 1839, Amédée Arteneaux in September 1840, Henry Théophile in December 1842, and Edgard Didier in May 1845. 

Justin married Marguerite, also called Elisa and Laisa, daughter of Anglo American James Price, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1855; Marguerite's mother was a Martin.  Their son Joseph was born near Raceland in September 1861. 

Alidor married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Félicien Thibodeaux, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1860.  Their son Joseph Mélanie was born near Raceland in September 1863, Pascal Alestli in May 1866, and Élie Thibodaux in February 1867. 

Omer married Pamela, daughter of French Creole Auguste Sevin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1867; Pamela's mother was a Naquin.

1d

Louis le jeune may have married Marie Louise Meyon.  Their son Théodore was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1842.

2

Jean-Baptiste, born probably at Halifax in c1763 and baptized at Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, in 1764 or 1765 during his family's voyage to Louisiana, married Marie-Marthe-Élisabeth, called Marthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne LeBlanc, widow of Jacques Lecompte, and sister of his older brother Henri's wife, at Ascension in August 1787.  Marthe also was a native of Halifax who had come to Louisiana as an infant in 1765.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes by the mid-1790s.  Their son Jean-Baptiste, fils was baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in October 1788, François-Jérôme was born in September 1790, a second Jean-Baptiste, fils in August 1794, Joseph Anaclet, also called Joseph Marin, at Assumption in June 1803, Pierre Charles in April 1804, Hippolyte in October 1805, Eugène in December 1807, and Narcisse in March 1809.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Dugas, Hébert, and Thibodeaux families.  Jean Baptiste, père's succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1829; he would have been in his late 60s that year. 

2a

François Jérôme married Émilie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Babin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1810.  Their son Jean Baptiste le jeune was born in Assumption Parish in June 1811, Auguste Dionys in September 1815, Adrien in December 1817, François Sylvère in April 1824, and Émilien in September 1826.  Their daughters married into the Gisclard and Robichaux families.  François Jérôme remarried to Marie, daughter of French Creole Joseph Dufrene, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1839.  A daughter had been born two months before their marriage.  François Jérôme died in Lafourche Parish, in March 1853; he was 62 years old; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse three days after his death.  One of his grandsons moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War Between the States, but most of his descendants remained on the Lafourche. 

Jean Baptiste le jeune, by his father's first wife, married Marguerite Eugènie or Virginie, 21-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Maurice Blanchard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1833.  Their son Jean Leufroi was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1835, Justin in January 1838, Pierre J. in December 1840, Émilien Séverin in January 1846, and Louis Ozémé in May 1848.  Their daughters married into the Autin and Dias families. 

Pierre J. married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Bourgeois, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1861.  Their son Joseph Bernardin was born near Raceland in May 1862, Joseph Celina in January 1864, and Pierre Flavien in February 1868.  Pierre J. died near Raceland in October 1869; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died "at age 30 yrs.," but he was only 28. 

Louis married Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Molaison, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1867.  Their son Joseph Clotaire was born near Raceland in March 1868. 

Émilien married Vigilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Manuel Landry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1869.  Their son Joseph was born near Raceland in March 1870. 

Auguste, by his father's first wife, married Céleste or Célestine, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole Jean Pierre Gisclard, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1834; Auguste's sister Émelie married Célestine's brother Valsin on the same day, at the same place.  Auguste and Céleste's son François Émile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1835, Édouard in December 1840, Émilien in February 1843, Joseph Augustin in September 1844, Pierre Justinien in Terrebonne Parish in December 1849, Félicien Lhotaire in March 1852, and Henri Félicien in March 1857.  They also had a son named Éloi.  Their daughters married into the Crochet family. 

Éloi married Julie, daughter of fellow Acadian Léandre Crochet of Terrebonne Parish, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in January 1859, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1864.  Their son Jean Baptiste Augustin was born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1863. 

Adrien, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Sylvanie, called Sylvanie, 16-year-old daughter of Étienne Robichaux, at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1835.  Their son François Étienne was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1841, Adrien Théophile, called Théophile, in September 1845, Étienne Alidor, called Alidor, in March 1848, and Pierre Octave, called Octave, near Raceland in November 1849.  They also had an older son named Félix.  Their daughters married into the Bellanger and Falgout families.  Sylvanie died near Raceland in July 1853; she was only in her early 30s; an "account of administration of tutor" was filed in her name at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in May 1860.  Adrien remarried to Marie Louise Gisclard in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in August 1865.  They settled at Lockport and Raceland.  Adrien died near Raceland in December 1869; he was only 52 years old.  One of his sons moved to lower Bayou Teche after the War Between the States.  The others remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

Félix, by his father's first wife, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Foret, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in November 1859.  Their son Félix Jean Baptiste was born near Raceland in January 1864. 

Théophile, by his father's first wife, married Léontine, daughter of French Creole Timothie Delcambre, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in January 1869.  Their son Félix le jeune was born near New Iberia in October 1869. 

Alidor, by his father's first wife, married Marie Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Nicolas Arcement, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1868. 

Octave, by his father's first wife, married Palmire, daughter of Spanish Creole Théodule Dias, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1869.

François Sylvère, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Justine, called Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Babin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1845.  Their son Amédée was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1849, Justilien near Raceland in May 1853 but died at age 2 in July 1855, and François, fils was born in March 1855.  Their daughter married into the Dias family.  François Sylvère died near Raceland in July 1855; he was only 31 years old; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in March 1856. 

Amédée married Marie Orabit in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in June 1870.

2b

Jean Baptiste, fils married Marie Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Honoré Breaux, "at [the] home of Charles Bolot" in Assumption Parish, in November 1818.  Their son Jean Baptiste Honoré, called Honoré, was born in Assumption Parish in September 1819, Joseph Narcisse, called Narcisse, in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1820, Édouard in October 1823, Evariste Onésime in April 1825, Apollinaire in July 1828, Pierre in 1831, and Élie Élisaire in February 1835.  Their daughters married into the Arcement and Haines families.  According to one historian, "Jean Baptiste, Jr. ... was one of the pioneer planters along Bayou Terrebonne, where he settled near Montegut with his large family in 1841."  Jean Baptiste, fils died probably near Montegut in 1848; he was in his early 60s; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in February 1853.  One of his sons settled on the lower Atchafalaya River after the War Between the States. 

Joseph Narcisse, living in Terrebonne Parish, married cousin Ursule, 17-year-old daughter of Étienne Robichaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1840.  Their son Étienne Paul or Paul Étienne was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1840 or 1841, Michel Onésime or Onésippe, called Onésippe, in September 1843, and William Théophile, called Théophile, in February 1846.  Their daughter married a Breaux cousin.

Onésippe married Florentine, daughter of German Creole Agapie Hotard, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1865.  Their son Joseph Adam was born near Montegut in June 1868. 

Étienne Paul married Marguerite Camilla, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Louis Hébert, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1866.  Their son Joseph Alfred was born near Montegut in July 1867, Louis Alfred in February 1869, and Léo Narcissi in October 1870. 

William Théophile married first cousin Marie, daughter of his uncle Jean Baptiste Honoré Robichaux, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1867.  Their son Joseph Désiré Willey was born near Montegut in February 1868. 

Honoré, living in Terrebonne Parish, married cousin Marie Eudalise or Eulalie, daughter of French Creole Antoine Badeaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1842; Eulalie's mother, also, was a Breaux.  Their son Antoine Aurestile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1844.  They were living in Terrebonne Parish in the early 1860s.  Their daughters married into the Lapeyrouse, Price, Rhodes, and Robichaux families. 

Édouard married Marie Bazelise, called Bazelise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Bourg of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1844.  Their son André Théogène was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1845, and Amédée in March 1847 but died at age 8 1/2 in October 1855.  Édouard remarried to Marie Myrthille, called Myrthille, daughter of Anglo American William C Watkins and widow of Henry Crochet, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1852.  Their son Joseph Marie was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1855, Édouard, fils in March 1859, Arthur Solomon near Brashear, now Morgan, City, St. Mary Parish, in February 1865, and Joseph Robert in September 1867. 

Apollinaire married Marie, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole François Lecompte, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1849.  Their son Baptiste Alfred or Raphaël, called Raphaël, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1850 but died the following January, and Faustin was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1855.  Their daughter married into the Campbell family.  Apollinaire died in Terrebonne Parish in June 1855; he was only 27 years old; a petition for tutorship of his children was filed in his name at the Houma courthouse in April 1856. 

Pierre married Mathilde Mélanie, called Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Dorville Babin, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1856. 

2c

Eugène married Césaire, daughter of French Creole Michel Morvant, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1832.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1833, Narcisse le jeune in February 1837, Michel in October 1841, and Florian in March 1843.  They also had a son named Sylvain.  Their daughters married into the Duplantis and Rivette (Foreign French, not Acadian) families.  Eugène died in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1849; he was only 41 years old; a family meeting in his name was called at the Thibodaux courthouse the following September. 

Narcisse le jeune married Émilie, called Mely, daughter of French Creole Michel Bélanger of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in June 1859.  Their son Joseph was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1862, and Édouard near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in October 1864. 

Joseph married Celima or Celina, daughter of French Creole Joseph Dufrene, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1860; Celima's mother was an Arceneaux.  Their son Joseph Symphorien was born near Raceland in August 1865, and Eugène Wales in September 1868. 

Michel married Marie Mesilda, called Mesilda, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Archange Blanchard, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in March 1864.  Their son Joseph Albert was born near Raceland in August 1869. 

Florian married Marcelline, daughter of Anglo American Joseph Walker and widow of Ernest Landry, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in December 1867.

2d

Joseph Marin married Delphine, also called Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Joseph Dufrene, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1835.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1837, Pierre in September 1839, Onésiphore in January 1841, and Osémé in April 1849 but died near Raceland at age 13 in August 1862.  Their daughters married into the Baudoin, Bourgeois (French Creole, not Acadian), Fournier, and Webre families. 

2e

Narcisse married Marcelline, daughter of fellow Acadian François Achille Foret, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1836.  Their son Ovile was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1836.  Their daughters married into the Martin and Part families.  Narcisse's succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1847; he would have been 38 years old that year. 

Ovile married Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Onésime Babin, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1858.

2f

Pierre Charles may have married fellow Acadian ____ Babin in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in June 1836.

3

Youngest son Louis-Eusèbe, born posthumously at either Cabanocé or Ascension in c1767, married Élisabeth or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babin, at St.-Jacques in April 1792.  They also settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving down bayou.  Their son Joseph was born at Ascension in July 1795, François-Valéry in February 1797, Jean-Baptiste le jeune at Assumption in October 1802, and Marcellin in October 1805.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Breaux, Chauvin, Part, and Thibodeaux families.  Louis, called Louis Eugène by the Thibodauxville priest who recorded his burial, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1825; the priest said that Louis was 60 years old when he died, but he was closer to 58; his succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse later that month, and a public sale of his possessions was held in January. 

3a

Joseph married cousin Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian François Rassicot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1816; Rosalie's mother was a Robichaux.  Their son Joseph Valière, called Valière and also T. Valière and F. Valière, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1824, Paul Leufroi, called Leufroi, in February 1826, Eugène Godefroi in April 1829, Joseph Auguste, called Auguste, in January 1831, and a son, name unrecorded, died a day after his birth in November 1832.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Gueno, and LeBlanc families.  Joseph died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1844, a widower; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died "at age 52 yrs.," but he was only 48; a petition for a family meeting in his name was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse a week after his death. 

Valière married Emerante, 15-year-old daughter of German Creole Hubert Waguespack, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1844.  Their son Joseph Hubert or Hebert was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1845, Jean Baptiste le jeune in September 1847, Eugène Désiré in July 1855, Albert in August 1860 but died at age 2 in September 1862, Léo was born in January 1863, and Élie Lovinci in February 1867. 

Joseph Hebert married Louise, daughter of G. Abribat, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1870.

Paul Leufroi married Marie Modeste, called Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Bernard, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1844.  Their son Joseph Aladin, called Aladin, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1852, and Paul Leufroi, fils in September 1853.  A "final account of tableu" for Paul Leufroi, père was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse, Lafourche Parish, in December 1857; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in March 1859.  One wonders why his succession was filed in a Bayou Teche community. 

Auguste married Delphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Théodore Bourg, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1851.  Their son Louis Provosti was born in Lafourche Parish in October 1858, and Auguste Joseph Philippe in August 1860.

Eugène Godefroi married Marie Aspasie, daughter of Drausin Triche, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in July 1854.  Their son Eugène Godefroi, fils was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1856, Joseph Ozémé in September 1858, Joseph Alfred in May 1864, and Louis Octave in November 1868 but died at age 5 months in April 1869.  An historian notes:  "Eugène-Godefroy ... married into the wealthy Triche family of Bayou Lafourche and eventually acquired several sugar plantations in the vicinity of Thibodaux and Lockport."  Eugène Godefroi died in Lafourche Parish in December 1869; he was only 40 years old; a "petition for administrator" for his children was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in February 1870. 

3b

Jean Baptiste le jeune married Marie Eugènie or Virginie, 20-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Bourgeois, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1828.  Their son Louis le jeune was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1840, Jean Baptiste Adélard in April 1845, Adélard Augustin in c1846 but died at age 6 in June 1852, and Jean Baptiste, fils was born in November 1848.  Their daughters married into the Breaux, Chauvin, Maronge, and Pontiff families.  Jean Baptiste le jeune died in Lafourche Parish in June 1860; he was 57 years old; a petition "for tutrix" for his children was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse the following month. 

3c

Marcellin married Fergile, Targille, Tharzile, Thergile, Thersilde, or Thersile, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Bertrand, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1830.  Their son Louis Marcellin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1831 but died at age 2 1/2 in July 1834, Théodule Maralin was born in September 1840, Théophile Eugène in June 1842, Gustave in February 1844 but died in April, Jules was born in August 1847, and Ovide Augustin in August 1849.  Their daughters married into the Caillouet, Hébert, and LeBlanc families.  Marcellin died in Lafourche Parish in September 1870; he was 65 years old; a petition for family meeting was filed in his name at the Thibodaux courthouse later that month. 

Théodule married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Naquin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1866.  Their son Joseph Auguste was born in Lafourche Parish in November 1866. 

Théophile married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Arsène Prejean, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1866.

Jules married Eugènie, daughter of André Maronge, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1868; Eugènie's mother was a Thibodeaux.

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Other ROBICHAUXs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

Church and civil records make it difficult to link some Robichauxs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley with known lines of the family there:

A succession record for Jean-François Robichaux, husband of Marie Robichaux, was filed at what became the Thibodauxville courthouse, Interior Parish, in January 1800. 

Pauline Robichaux married French Creole François Richoux.  Their son Eugène married a Melançon in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1849.  Who were Pauline's parents?

Leufroi Robichaux died "during [a] yellow fever epidemic" in Lafourche Parish in September 1853.  He was only 32 years old.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial did not give Leufroi's parents' names or mention a wife. 

Frank Robichaux died in Terrebonne Parish in July 1860.  He was only 9 years old.  The Houma priest who recorded his burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Amédée, son of F. Robichaux, died in Lafourche Parish in July 1863.  He was only 20 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Robert Robichaux died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, a day after his birth in April 1865.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give any parents' names. 

Théophile Robichaux married Félicie Dufrene in the early 1860s.  Their son Henri Fetlis was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in February 1867, and Joseph Elesse in November 1869. 

Antoinette Robichaux married Anglo American Watson Davis in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Aimée Robichaux married Théogène Bourgeois in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in July 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

Rachel Robichaux married Anglo American Washington Whitley in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in October 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.

CONCLUSION

Robichauds settled early in Acadia and were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana.  They came in two waves, 20 years apart.  The first of them came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, in 1765.  Four of them, including a head of family and a younger male cousin, followed the Broussard dit Beausoleil party to Bayou Teche, but an epidemic that killed dozens of Teche valley Acadians soon after they reached the bayou took the lives of both Robichaux males.  The other Robichauxs who came from Halifax that year settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river, but none of them remained there.  One of them crossed the Atchafalaya Basin by the early 1770s and established a small western branch of the family.  Three of his cousins were among the Robichauxs who moved from the river to upper Bayou Lafourche by the mid-1790s.  Meanwhile, more Robichauds came to the colony aboard three of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  A young bachelor followed his mother and stepfather to Baton Rouge, but no lasting family line came of it.  His cousins, meanwhile, went to upper Bayou Lafourche, creating a third center of family settlement there.  During the antebellum period, Robichauxs on the Lafourche drifted down bayou as far as the Terrebonne country.  Meanwhile, Robichauxs from the Lafourche valley, including one from France, crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and joined their cousins on the western prairies, adding substantially to the family's presence there, especially on lower Bayou Teche; and two Robichaux brothers from the prairies returned to the river and settled in Iberville Parish, but, again, no significant family line developed there.  During or soon after the War Between the States, Robichauxs from Terrebonne and Lafourche moved to the lower Atchafalaya and to lower Bayou Teche.  Despite all the moving here and there, however, the largest center of family settlement remained on the southeastern bayous.  No family line arose on the river until after the War Between the States. 

No non-Acadian Robichauds came to Louisiana during the colonial period, or at least none who appear in area church records, and no Foreign Frenchmen with the name came to Louisiana during the antebellum period.  Most, if not all, of the Robichauxs of South Louisiana, then, are descendants of Étienne of Port-Royal. ...

The family's name was spelled Robichaud in France and Acadia, but in Louisiana it evolved into Robichaux.  It is also spelled Rabosseaux, Rauvichau, Robechaux, Robecheaux, Robichauck, Robichaud, Robichaut, Robichaux, Robicheau, Robicheaux (à la Dave), Robicheux, Robicho, Robichon, Robichos, Robichot, Robijean, Robishau, Robishaux, Robisheau, Robischeau, Robischeaut, Robiso, Roubisceau, Rovechaut, Rovichau, Rovicho.  This large Acadian family should not be confused with the Robeaus, French Creoles who settled on the Acadian Coast, where few Robichauxs remained. 

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 770-84, 1284-85, 1511-28, 1664, 2581-83; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:159-60, 162-63; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 386; 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; NOAR, vol. 2; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 36, 84, 88, 89, 125, 144, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 185, 186; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 128-29, 187-88; White, DGFA-1, 1402-12; White, DGFA-1 English, 221-22, 293-95.  

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
*Amable ROBICHAUX 24 1765 StJ born c1732, probably Port-Royal; son of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Marie FORET; brother of Bruno, père; married, age 28, Anastasie DUGAS, c1759, Acadia; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Amable ROBICHO, with unnamed wife [Anastasie] & 3 unnamed children [Henri, Jean-Baptiste, & Marie]; arrived LA 1765, age 33; in Cabanocé census, 1766, JUDICE's Company Cabanocé Militia, called Amable ROBICHAUD, no age given, with unnamed wife [Anastasie], 2 unnamed boys [Henri & Jean-Baptiste], & an unnamed girl [Marie]; died Cabanocé c1766, age 34
Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX 23 Aug 1785 Asp?, BR born c1728; daughter of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Madeleine DUPUIS; married, age 17, Charles, son of  Jean LEBERT dit Jolycoeur & Jeanne BREAUX of Rivière-aux-Canards, c1745, probably Minas; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 57, called widow HÉBERT[sic], head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes; moved to Baton Rouge District; died [buried] probably Baton Rouge 6 Sep 1786, age 58
Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX 18 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 2 Sep 1770, St.-Énogat, France; called Marie; daughter of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Anne-Osite HÉBERT; sister of François-Xavier, Jean-Baptiste, & Renée; at St.-Énogat 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie [ROBICHO], age 12, with brothers
Anne-Théotiste ROBICHAUX 01 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 4 Mar 1770, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Pierre ROBICHAUX & his second wife Anne HÉBERT; sister of Jean-Pierre, Joseph-Gervais, & Marie-Josèphe; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 15; traveled with widowed mother; married, age 17, Pierre-Paul, son of Ambroise NAQUIN & Élisabeth BOURG, 17 Jul 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Anne ROBICHO, age 18, with husband & no children, also left bank, called Anne ROBICHO, age 17, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anne ROBICHO, age 20, with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana ROBICHEAUX, age 25, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & [orphan] Juana BOURQUE; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne ROBICHO, age 26, with husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, & "orphan" Jeanne BOURG; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne ROBICHO "single"[sic!], age 27, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; died Lafourche Interior Parish 8 or 9 Jan 1849, age 80[sic]; petition for succession inventory filed Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse 5 Mar 1850
Bruno ROBICHAUX, père 02 1765 StJ born c1725, probably Port-Royal; son of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Marie FORET; brother of Amable; married, age 20, Anne-Félicité BROUSSARD, c1745, probably Port-Royal; arrived LA 1765, age 40; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Bruno ROBICHAUD, age 41, with wife Anne age 34, sons Firmin age 15, & Bruno age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to son Firmin, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun; died probably Cabanocé in the late 1760s, in his 40s
Bruno ROBICHAUX, fils 03 1765 StJ born 9 Jul 1764, probably Halifax, baptized 3 Dec 1765, New Orleans; son of Bruno ROBICHAUX & Anne-Félicité BROUSSARD; brother of Firmin dit Ephrem dit Freme; arrived LA 1765, age 1; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Bruno, age 2, with parents & brother; probably died young at Cabanocé
Charles ROBICHAUX 04 Aug 1785 BR born & baptized 17 Oct 1768, St.-Servan, France; son of Charles ROBICHAUX & Marie LEBLANC; at St.-Servan 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; carpenter; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 17, traveled with mother & stepfather Charles HENRY; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with stepfather, mother, & siblings; married, age 24, (1)Jeanne-Françoise, daughter of Charles HENRY & Marguerite-Josèphe THÉRIOT, 14 Feb 1792, probably Baton Rouge; married, age 33, (2)Marie-Cécile, daughter of Claude GUIDRY & his second wife Anne MOÏSE, & widow of Pierre AUCOIN, 18 May 1801, Baton Rouge; died by August 1806, when his wife remarried at Baton Rouge
Claire ROBICHAUX 05 1765 StJ, Atk born 4 Mar 1713, Port-Royal; baptized 18 Apr 1713, Port-Royal; daughter of Charles ROBICHAUX dit Cadet & his second wife Marie BOURG; sister of Marie; married, age 32, Jean-Baptiste dit Manuel of Petitcoudiac, son of Jean HÉBERT dit Emmanuel & Madeleine DUGAS of Port-Royal, c1735, probably Port-Royal; settled Cobeguit; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with husband Jean-Batis ÉBER & 2 unnamed children; arrived LA 1765, age 52, a widow; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Claire also Clara ROBICHAUD widow HÉBERT, age 52, with son Mathurin HÉBERT age 12, daughters Marie HÉBERT age 16, Théotiste HÉBERT age 13, grandson Jean-Louis HÉBERT age 3, & [probably daughter] Agnès HÉBERT widow BOURGEOIS age 24, 0 slaves, 4 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 1 hog, 0 guns; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 88, left [east] bank, called Claire ROBICHAUD, age 56, with son Mathurain HÉBERT age 16, grandson Jean-Louis HÉBERT, age 8, & daughters Marie HÉBERT, age 19, & Théotiste HÉBERT, age 16; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Claire HÉBERT Widow HÉBERT, age 75[sic], head of family number 64, with son Mathurin HÉBERT age 22 & grandson Jean-Louis HÉBERT age 14, 0 slaves, 4 cattle, 1 horse, 0 hogs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with son Min HÉBERT; died Atakapas 22 Oct 1786, age 97[sic]
Firmin dit Ephrem dit Freme ROBICHAUX 06 1765 StJ, Atk born c1751, probably Port-Royal; called Freme; son of Bruno ROBICHAUX & Anne-Félicité BROUSSARD; brother of Bruno, fils; arrived LA 1765, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Firmin ROBICHAUD, age 15, with parents & brother; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Freme BRANO, age 17, with family of Simon BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1771, called Étienne BRUNO, age 20, with family of Simon BROUSSARD; in Attakapas census, 1774, called Freme ROBICHOT, with no wife or children so still a bachelor, 0 slaves, 15 cattle, 4 horses & mules, 0 pigs, 0 sheep; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Freme, an orphan, age 24, with Mathurin BROUSSARD et al.; married, age 27, Marie-Anne, daughter of Pierre SURETTE & Marie THIBODEAUX, 25 Apr 1778, Attakapas; in Attakapas census, 1781, called Freme ROBICHOT, with 3 unnamed individuals, 120 animals, & 13 arpents; in Attakapas census, 1785, called F. ROBISSAU, with 5 free unnamed individuals, 0 slaves; on Attakapas militia list, Aug 1789, called Fermin ROBICHO; settled Prairie Grand Chevreuil & Grand Pointe; died Attakapas 11 Jan 1804, age 53, buried next day; succession record dated 15 Nov 1809, St. Martin Parish courthouse; succession sale record dated Sep 1811, St. Martin Parish courthouse
François-Xavier ROBICHAUX 07 Sep 1785 Asp, StG, Atk born & baptized 18 Jul 1768, St.-Énogat, France; called Xavier; son of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Anne-Osite HÉBERT; brother of Anne-Marie, Jean-Baptiste, & Renée; at St.-Énogat in 1768-72; Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 16; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Xavier, age 19, with brother & sister Marie; married, age 21, Marguerite, daughter of Athanase LANDRY & his first wife Marie-Madeleine HÉBERT, 27 Jul 1790, St.-Gabriel; moved to Attakapas District; died "at Guyan LANDRY, of La Côte Gelée where he was a teacher," 9 Aug 1806, age 45[sic]
Geneviève ROBICHAUX 08 Feb 1765 Atk born c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; daughter of René ROBICHAUX & Marguerite MARTIN dit Barnabé; sister of Madeleine; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 7, in party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Widow Margarita MARTIN; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Geneviéve, "his daughter," age 12, with mother, stepfather Antoine BORDAS, sister Geneviève, & a half sister; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 12, with mother, stepfather Antoine BORDA, a sister, & 2 half sisters; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with mother, stepfather, & siblings; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 18, with [widowed?] mother & 3 half sisters; married, age 20, Amand, son of Claude DUGAS & Anne HÉBERT of Cobeguit, 11 Jan 1779, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & no others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others; succession record dated 11 Nov 1806, Lafayette Parish courthouse; died Lafayette Parish, 9:00 p.m., 23 Oct 1826, age 77[sic], a widow, buried next day "in the church cemetery"; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville, as a child; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Henri ROBICHAUX 09 1765 StJ, Asc, Asp born c1760, Acadia; son of Amable ROBICHAUX & Anastasie DUGAS; brother of Jean-Baptiste & Marie; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 4; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Héry, age 6, with widowed mother & siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Henry, age 8, with widowed mother & 2 brothers; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Henry, age 8[sic], with mother, stepfather Joseph ROGER, & 2 brothers; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Henrie, age 16, with mother, stepfather, 2 ROBICHAUX brothers, 2 ROGER half-brothers, & 1 ROGER half-sister; in VERRET's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, 1779, called Henry ROBICHO, fusileer; married, age 27, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Étienne LEBLANC & Élisabeth BOUDREAUX, widow of Joseph LANDRY, & sister of brother Jean-Baptiste's wife Marie-Marthe-Élisabeth, 8 Sep 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Enrrique ROBICHEAUX, age 35, with wife Magdalena age 38, stepsons Josef [LANDRY] age 16, Donato [LANDRY] age 12, sons Estevan age 8, Simon age 4, Ramon age 1, & step-daughter Maria [LANDRY] age 18; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Henry ROBICHO, age 36, with wife Magdaleine age 39, stepsons Joseph [LANDRY] age 17, Donna [LANDRY] age 13, sons Étienne age 9, Simon age 5, Angel age 2, orphan Margueritte DUGAS age 19, & 6 slaves, next to brother Jean-Baptiste; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Henry ROBICHO, age 35[sic], with wife Magdeleinne age 44, stepsons Tade [LANDRY] age 17, Donnatte [LANDRY] age 13, sons Étienne age 8, Simon age 5, & Louis age 2, 12/20 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Jean-Baptiste; died [buried] Assumption 25 Apr 1799, age 40
Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUX 10 1765 StJ, Asc, Asp, Lf born c1763, Halifax; baptized Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti, 1764/65; son of Amable ROBICHAUX & Anastasie DUGAS; brother of Henri & Marie; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 2; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 4, with widowed mother & siblings; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, age 6, with widowed mother & 2 brothers; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 7, with mother, stepfather Joseph ROGER, & 2 brothers; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, age 15, with mother, stepfather, 2 ROBICHAUX brothers, 2 ROGER half-brothers, & 1 ROGER half-sister; married, age 24, Marie-Marthe-Élisabeth, called Marthe, daughter of Étienne LEBLANC & Élisabeth BOUDREAUX, widow of Jacques LE COMPTE, & sister of brother Henri's wife Madeleine, 28 Aug 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista ROBICHEAUX, age 34[sic], with wife Maria age 29, sons Santiago [LE COMPTE, a stepson] age 11, Francisco age 4, Juan Bautista age 2, daughters Céleste age 6, & Clémencia age 3, next to brother Enrrique; in Assumption census, 1797, called Jean Baptiste ROBICHO, age 35, with wife Marie age 30, sons Jacques [LE COMPTE, a stepson] age 12, Jean Baptiste age 3, François age 1, daughters Céleste age 7, & Clémence age 4, 0 slaves, next to brother Henry; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean-Baptiste ROBICHO, age 33[sic], with wife Marie age 32, son Louis age 13, François age 5; Jean-Baptiste age 2, Tadé age 1, daughters Céleste age 7, & Clémence age 4, 12/20 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Henry; succession inventory record dated 14 Nov 1829, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUX 11 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 13 Nov 1763, St.-Énogat, France; son of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Anne-Osite HÉBERT; brother of Anne-Marie, François-Xavier, & Renée; at St.-Énogat 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; servant; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 23, with brother [François-]Xavier age 19, sister Marie age 12, 6 arpents
Jean-Pierre ROBICHAUX 12 Sep 1785 Asp, Asc, Lf born c1783, probably Nantes, France; son of Pierre ROBICHAUX & his second wife Anne HÉBERT; brother of Anne-Théotiste, Joseph-Gervais, & Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 2; traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 4, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean, age 7, with mother, stepfather, & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, calls Juan Pedro, age 13, with mother, stepfather, & engagé Josef SERVAIS; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean-Pierre, age 14, with mother, stepfather, & engagé Josef SERVAIS; in Valenzuéla census 1798, called Jean, age 11[sic], with mother & stepfather; married, age 24, Marie Catherine, daughter of Joseph MALBROUGH & Angélique COUTURIER, 13 May 1807, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 26 Oct 1846, age 70[sic]
Joseph ROBICHAUX 13 Sep 1785 Asp born c1730; day laborer; married, age 24, Anne-Osite, called Osite, HÉBERT, c1754, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Joseph ROBICHEAU, age 29; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Joseph ROBICHEAU, with no wife, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 56, head of family, a widower; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with his children, so he probably died before Jan 1788
Joseph-Gervais ROBICHAUX 14 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 19 Jun 1772, St.-Suliac, France; son of Pierre ROBICHAUX & his second wife Anne HÉBERT; brother of Anne-Théotiste, Jean-Pierre, & Marie-Josèphe; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12[sic], traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 15, with widowed mother & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 18, with mother, stepfather, & brother; married, age 25, Marie-Anne, called Anne, daughter of Joseph PRÉJEAN & Marguerite DUREL of Ascension, 2 Jan 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph ROBICHO, age 25, with wife Anne age 26, & daughter Céleste age 2, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves
Madeleine ROBICHAUX 15 Feb 1765 Atk born c1756, probably Île St.-Jean; daughter of René ROBICHAUX & Marguerite MARTIN dit Barnabé; sister of Geneviève; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 9, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, La Manque District, unnamed, probably one of the 2 girls in the household of Widow Margarita MARTIN; in Attakapas census, 1769, called Magdeleyne, "his daughter," age 14, with mother, stepfather Antoine BORDAS, sister Magdeleyne, & a half sister; in Attakapas census, 1771, called Madeleine ROBICHO, age 15, with mother, stepfather Antoine BORDA, a sister, & 2 half sisters; married, age 16, Jean-Charles, called Charles, son of Bénoni HÉBERT & Jeanne SAVOIE of Chignecto, 27 Apr 1773, Attakapas; in Atakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 1 unnamed child; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Madeleine HÉBERT, age 20, with husband & 2 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 3 unnamed others; died Lafayette Parish 24 Jul 1831, age 83[sic], a widow; succession record dated 27 Jan 1831, Lafayette Parish courthouse; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Marie ROBICHAUX 16 1765 StJ born c1712, probably Port-Royal; daughter of Charles ROBICHAUX dit Cadet & his second wife Marie BOURG; sister of Claire; married, age 25, Pierre, son of François AROSTEGUY & Marie LASSALDE of Bayonne, France, 18 May 1737, Grand-Pré; on list of Acadians at Fort Cumberland, formerly Beauséjour, August 1763, with husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, & Joseph LA PIERRE; arrived LA 1765, age 53; in Cabanocé census, 1766, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Pierre AZOSTEGUI; died Cabanocé by Jul 1767?  
Marie ROBICHAUX 17 1765 StJ born c1764, Halifax, aboard ship, or Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, today's Haiti; daughter of Amable ROBICHAUX & Anastasie DUGAS; sister of Henri & Jean-Baptiste; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings?; arrived LA 1765, age 1; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, age 2, with widowed mother & brothers; not in Cabanocé census of 1769 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young
Marie-Josèphe ROBICHAUX 19 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 15 Feb1768, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Pierre ROBICHAUX & his second wife Anne HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Théotiste, Jean-Pierre, & Joseph-Gervais; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 17; traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie-Josèph, age 19, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 19, (1)Jean-François, called François, son of Jean-Baptiste RASSICOT dit Ratier & Marie-Henriette POTIER of Île St.-Jean, & widower of Marie-Madeleine BOUDREAUX, 29 Jun 1788, Ascension, Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie-Josèph[e] ROBICHO, age 22, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria ROBICHEAUX, age 28, with husband & 4 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 29, with husband & 4 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie ROBICHO, Widow, age 29, with daughters Henriette [RASSICOT] age 8, Marie [RASSICOT] age 6, Anne [RASSICOT] age 4, Rosalie [RASSICOT] age 1, & orphan Marie [?] age 3, 12/50 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 32, (2)Jean-Baptiste, son of Jean-Baptiste DE LA MAZIÈRE & Véronique RENAUD, 9 Feb 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 2 Sep 1843, age 74[sic]
Marin ROBICHAUX 20 Feb 1765 Atk arrived LA Feb 1765 with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died & buried Attakapas 18 Aug 1765
René ROBICHAUX 21 Feb 1765 Atk born c1726, probably Annapolis Royal; son of Jean ROBICHAUX dit Cadet & Marie LÉGER; moved to Cobeguit with his family; moved to Bédec, Île St.-Jean, with his family, c1750, age 24; at Bédec Aug 1752, age 26, with parents & 6 siblings; married, age 29, Marguerite dit Barnabé, daughter of Ambroise MARTIN dit Barnabé & his first wife Anne CYR of Chignecto & Malpèque, c1755, probably Île St.-Jean; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called René ROBICHOS, with unnamed wife & 4 unnamed children; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 30, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; died Attakapas 1 Aug 1765, age 30, buried the next day; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Renée ROBICHAUX 22 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 7 Aug 1775, St.-Jean-Baptiste, Châtellerault, France; daughter of Joseph ROBICHAUX & Anne-Osite HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Marie, François-Xavier, & Jean-Baptiste; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault, France, to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 9; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of her family, so she probably died young

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Anne [ROBICHAUD], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 714-16, Family No. 838; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 151, Family No. 272, calls her Anne [ROBICHAUX], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Anne, sa [Anne HÉBERT, veuve ROBICHAUD's] fille, age 15, on the embarkation list, & Anne ROBICHAUX, her [Anne HÉBERT, widow ROBICHAUX's] daughter, age 15, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 3rd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:563, 636 (ASC-2, 9), her marriage record, calls her Anne-Théotiste ROBICEAU, calls her husband Pierre-Paul NAQUIN, does not give her or his parents' names but says they were Acadians, & that the witness to her marriage was Pierre BOURQUE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:317 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #517), her death/burial record, calls her Anne Théotice ROBICHAUX m. Pierre NAQUIN, does not give her parents' names, & says she died on 9 Jan 1849 "at age 80 yrs."; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:317 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #143), a petition for her succession inventory, calls her Anne ROBICHAUX m. Pierre NAQUIN, says she died on 8 Jan 1849, & lists her children. 

02.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Bruno ROBICHAUD.  

Did he & his wife die soon after the 1766 census at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques?  Note that their older son Freme moved to the Attakapas District in the late 1760s, where he was counted with a relative in 1769 & 1771. 

03.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Bruno ROBICHAUD; NOAR, 2:241 (SLC, B5, 109), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Bruno ROBICHAUD, gives his parents' names, calls his father an Acadian, gives his birth date but not his birthplace, & says his godparents were François Bruneau (Bruno) SALOMON MALLINE, merchant, & Marie TESTAR (TESTARE). 

De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 15, lists Etienne BRUNO, age 20, with the family of Simond BROUSSARD & notes:  "(The researcher might consider some relationship between this name [Etienne BRUNO] and that of Bruneau ROBICHAUX....)"  If this is Bruno, fils, as De Ville suggests, the age given in the census is obviously wrong; Bruno, fils would have been only age 7, not 20, in 1771.  Note that Bruno's brother Firmin dit Ephrem dit Freme, age 17, called Freme BRANO, was counted in the Attakapas census of 1769 with the family of Simon BROUSSARD; at age 24, Freme was counted with Mathurin BROUSSARD in the Attakapas census of 1777.  See Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 17, 28; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 9.  This researcher suspects that the Étienne BRUNO of the 1771 census is not Bruno ROBICHAUX, fils but his older brother Firmin dit Ephrem dit Freme, who would have been age 20 that year; the census taker evidently confused Ephrem with Étienne & was trying to note that "Étienne" was a son of Bruno.  So what happened to Bruno, fils?  One suspects he died young, likely at Cabanocé soon after the family settled there. 

04.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Charles ROBICHAUD fils de la femme [of Charles HENRY]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 707-08, Family No. 829, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Charles ROBICHAUX, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Olivier LEBLANC & Marie HÉBERT, & that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1766-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 30-31, calls him Charles ROBICHAUD, fils de la femme [of Charles HENRY], charpentier, age 17, on the embarkation list, Carlos ROBICHEAU, hija de Maria [LEBLANC, wife of Carlos HENRIQUE], on the debarkation list, & Charles ROBICHAUX, wife's son, carpenter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family aboard Le Beaumont with his mother, stepfather, & 3 stepsisters.; BRDR, 2:377, 636-37 (SGA-14, 18), the record of his first marriage, calls him Carlos ROBICHAUX, calls his wife Juana-Maria HENRY, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Honora BRAUX, "tutor of the groom," & Juan HENRY, "tutor of the bride"; BRDR, 2:341, 637 (SJO-3, 35), the record of his second marriage, calls him Carlos ROBICHAUX, calls his wife Maria GUÉDRY, gives his & her parents' names, does not give either of their first spouse's names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Zuliad GUÉDRY [her brother Suliac] & Francisca DAYGLE.

His first wife was not his stepsister but the daughter of another Charles HENRY.  Although their marriage was recorded at St.-Gabriel, they probably were married in the Baton Rouge District, where their families settled.  Baton Rouge did not have its own church until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel administered sacraments there until it did.

05.  Wall of Names, 18, calls her Claire ROBICHAUD veuve Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2507; White, DGFA-1, 823, 1405; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:677 (SM Ch.: v.3, #143), her death/burial record, calls her Clara ROBICHEAUX, "wife of Baptiste MANUEL," says she died "at age 97 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249.  

Her husband's dit means that he was a descendant of Emmanuel HÉBERT. 

The marriage record of daughter Marie-Théotiste HÉBERT, dated 14 Feb 1774, in BRDR, 2:370 (SJA-1, 45), calls her Marie-Claire, but every other source calls her simply Claire.  The marriage record also says that Marie-Théotiste's parents were "of Cobeguid in Acadia."  

06.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Firmin ROBICHAUD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2582; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:677, 736 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #80), his marriage record, calls him Freme ROBICHEAUX, "native of Acadie," calls his wife Marianne SURETTE, "native of Acadie," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadie," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD & Silvain BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:624 (SM Ch.: v.3, #333), his death/burial record, calls him Ephrem ROBICHEAUX, "of this post," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:624 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ. #47), his succession record, calls him Freme ROBICHEAUX, "wid. is Marie SURETTE who remarried Marcel LEBLANC," lists 2 minor children, Julie & Alexandre, & grown children, Rose m. Martin SUDRIQUE, Julienne m. Joseph PATIN, Scholastique m. Augustin GUIDRY, Adélaïde, "deceased, has a son Augustin GUIDRY," Victoire m. Léon LATIOLAIS, Melanie m. Francois BEGNAUD, fils, & Julien ROBICHOT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:809 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#99 1/2), his succession sale record, calls him Ephreme ROBICHEAUX.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 17, 28, 33; De Ville, Attakapas Post Census, 1771, 15; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 9; note 03, above.

He is the third great-grandfather of Dave ROBICHEAUX of New Iberia, the protagonist in many of James Lee Burke's South Louisiana-based novels.  (Just seeing if you're paying attention.)

07.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him François-Xavier [ROBICHAUD], & lists him with his widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 712-13, Family No. 835, his birth/baptismal record, calls him François-Xavier ROBICHAUX, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Joseph BOURG & Marguerite BOURG, & says his family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 150, Family No. 271, calls him François-Xavier [ROBICHAUX], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him François-Xavier, son [Joseph ROBICHAUD's] fils, age 16, on the embarkation list, & François-Xavier ROBICHAUX, his [Joseph ROBICHAUX's] son, age 16, on the complete listing, says he was in the 22nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his widowed father & 3 siblings, & that he was born in 1768 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:436, 637 (SGA-14, 14), his marriage record, calls him Frances-Xavier ROBICHAUX, calls his wife Margarita LANDRI, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Malo, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pedro ALLAIN, Carlos ÉBERT, & Bélonia ÉBERT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:625 (SM Ch.: v.4, #439), his death/burial record, calls him Xavier ROBICHEAUX, "an Acadian," says he died "at Guyan LANDRY, of La Côte Gelée where he was a teacher," says he died "at age 45 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.

His wife was a native of LA.  How was she kin to "Guyan" LANDRY of Côte Gelée? 

08.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Geneviève ROBICHAUD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:268, 677 (SM Ch.: Folio B-1), a record of her marriage, calls her Geneviève ROBICHEAU, calls her husband Aman DUGAST, "native of Acadia," gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia & parishioners here," his parents were "parishioners of this parish in St. Joseph of Atakapas," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Baptiste BERARD & Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:268, 677 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.72), another record of her marriage, calls her Geneviève ROBICHAUD "d'Acadie," calls her husband Amon DUGA "d'Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Baptiste BERARD, Jean-Baptiste BROUSSARD, & Joseph CORMIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:624, 3:559 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #380), her succession record, calls her Geneviève ROBICHEAUX m. Amand DUGAS, & lists her heirs as Jean, Célestin, Maximilien, Rosalie m. Pierre CORMIER, & Adélaïde m. Pierre SONIER; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-C:658 (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.32), her death/burial record, calls her Geneviève ROBICHEAUX, "spouse of Amand DUGAT," says she died "at 9:00 p.m. at age 77 years," that she was buried "in the church cemetery," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 23. 

Her younger half-sister Marie-Marthe, called Marthe, BORDA, married Jean dit Chapeau MOUTON, founder of the city of Lafayette.  Geneviève's daughter Rosalie DUGAS was the second wife of Pierre CORMIER, père of Carencro, called Pierre of Opelousas, my great-grandfather's great-grandfather.  Rosalie was the mother of all of Pierre's children, so Geneviève is one of my direct ancestors. 

09.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Henri ROBICHAUD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2582, says he married in c1780; BRDR, 2:472, 637 (ASC-2, 9), his marriage record, dated 8 Sep 1787, calls him Henry ROBICEAU, calls his wife Magdalina LE BLANC, gives his & her parents' records, & says the witness to his marriage was Jean LEFORETRY; BRDR, 2:637 (ASM-3, 19), his death/burial record, calls him Henrique ROBICHAUX, "age 40 years, married to Magdalena LEBLANC," & gives his parents' names.     

Their marriage record does not indicate that she was married before, but she was.  He & his younger brother married sisters.  Where did Arsenault get his marriage date?  Henri's wife was his younger brother Jean-Baptiste's wife's sister. 

When did he, his brother, his mother, & his stepfather move from Ascension on the river to upper Bayou Lafourche?  They do not appear in a Bayou Lafourche census until Dec 1795, so they probably moved there during the late 1780s or early 1790s, after their cousins from France settled there in late 1785. 

10.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2582, says he married in c1785; BRDR, 2:478, 637 (ASC-2, 9), his marriage record, dated 28 Aug 1787, calls him Jean-Baptiste ROBICEAU, calls his wife Marie-Marte LE BLANC, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witness to his marriage was Jean LEFORETRY; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:456 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1829), his succession inventory record, calls him Jean Baptiste ROBICHAUX, Sr. m. Marie Marthe LEBLANC, says her first husband was Jacques COMTE, & lists his children as François, Jean Baptiste, Jr., Joseph Anaclete, Eugène, Narcisse, Céleste m. Charles Romain BOUDRAUX, Clémence m. Étienne HÉBERT, Clarisse m. Basile DUGAS, Jr., & Carmelite m. Firmin Gédéan THIBODAUX.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249. 

West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 188, note 3, says, "It is fairly certain that Amable [ROBICHAUD] and family were for a time in St. Domingue [Haiti], for one of his sons, Jean-Baptiste, was baptized there (Albert J. Robichaux, Jr., personal communication, 30 January 1984)."  It is entirely possible that Acadians going from Halifax to New Orleans via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, could have had an infant baptized in the Haitian city while waiting to transfer to another ship.  Interestingly, a baptismal record for Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUD is not in Father Hébert's Acadians in Exile, which documents many Acadian baptisms in the St.-Domingue colony in the 1760s.  However, the baptismal record of Jean-Baptiste's daughter Maria del Carmen, dated 3 May 1800, in BRDR, 2:638 (ASM-1, 162), calls him Juan Bautista "of Guanico."  The priest probably meant Guárico, an older name for Cap-Français, Haiti.  The baptismal record of son Eugène, dated 17 Oct 1808, in BRDR, 3:746 (ASC-5, 321), calls him Jean Baptiste of Cap François, so, as usual, Albert J. Robichaux, Jr. got it right.   

The question must be asked, then:  Did Amable ROBICHAUX & his older brother Bruno come to LA directly from St.-Domingue, or were they at Cap-Français only while en route from Halifax to New Orleans?  Their appearance on the Halifax prisoner list of Aug 1763 suggests that they were at St.-Domingue only for a short time, but had time enough to baptize an infant at the church there.  Most of the Acadians who settled in St.-Domingue went there in 1763-65 from the English colonies on the Atlantic coast, not from Halifax.  The Acadians at Halifax who did not go to LA tended to go north to St.-Pierre & Miquelon or other places in the Maritimes region, not to St.-Domingue. 

Jean-Baptiste & his older brother married sisters.  Where did Arsenault get his marriage date?

When did he, his brother, his mother, & his stepfather move from Ascension on the river to upper Bayou Lafourche?  They do not appear in a Bayou Lafourche census until Dec 1795, so they probably moved there during the late 1780s or early 1790s, after their cousins from France settled there in late 1785. 

11.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean-Baptiste [ROBICHAUD], & lists him with his widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 712-13, Family No. 835, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUX, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Alexandre ROBICHAUX, "his uncle," & Anne BOURG, & says his family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 150, Family No. 271, calls him Jean-Baptiste [ROBICHAUX], & details his family's participation in the Leigne-les-bois settlement in Poitou in the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls him Jean-Bte, son [Joseph ROBICHAUD's] fils, domestique, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste ROBICHAUX, his [Joseph ROBICHAUX's] son, servant, age 21, on the complete listing, says he was in the 22nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his widowed father & 3 siblings, & that he was born in 1763 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.

What happened to him in LA?

12.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Jean-Pierre [ROBICHAUD], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 151, Family No. 272, calls him Jean-Pierre [ROBICHAUX], & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Jean-Pierre, son [Anne HÉBERT, veuve ROBICHAUD's] fils, age 2, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Pierre ROBICHAUX, her [Anne HÉBERT, widow ROBICHAUX's] son, age 2, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 3:596, 746 (ASC-2, 159), his marriage record, calls him Jean ROBICHO, calls his wife Marie Catherine MALBOURG, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph MALBOURG, Pierre LEBLANC, & Joseph François NAQUIN; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:319 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #325), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Pierre ROBICHAUX m. Marie Catherine MALBROUX, does not gives his parents' names, & says he died "at age 70 yrs."  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 65, 104, 121, 177. 

13.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls him Joseph ROBICHAUD, & lists him with no wife & 4 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 162, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & his wife, called Ozite HÉBERT, age 25, survived the crossing, but son Bénonni, age 4, died at sea, as did Joseph LANDRY, age 2, probably an orphan, who was traveling with them; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 150, Family No. 271, calls him Joseph ROBICHAUX, says he was born c1730 but gives no birthplace nor his parents' names, calls his wife Osite HÉBERT, says she was born c1732 but gives no birthplace, that he married her c1759 but gives no place of marriage, that she died age 50 & was buried 12 Dec 1782 at St.-Similien, Nantes, &, calling his wife Anne-Osite HÉBERT, 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, 46-47, calls him Joseph ROBICHAUD, journalier, age 56, on the embarkation list, & Joseph ROBICHAUX, day laborer, age 56, on the complete listing, says he was in the 22nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with no wife & 4 children, details his marriage, saying that he married Anne-Osite HÉBERT c1754 but gives no place of marriage nor his or her parents' names, says son Jean-Baptiste was born in 1763, son Francois-Xavier was born in 1768, & daughter Marie was born in 1770 but gives no birthplaces.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.

His wife should not be confused with the Anne HÉBERT who married Pierre ROBICHAUX.  

Was the third son who was counted with him & his other 4 children at Nantes in Sep 1784 the Joseph, fils, who was with the family in Poitou in the early 1770s?  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 150.  What happened to Joseph, fils?  He obviously chose to remain in France.

The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi, unfortunately, did not survive, so this Joseph ROBICHAUX may not even have survived the crossing from St.-Malo to New Orleans. 

14.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls him Joseph [ROBICHAUD], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 714-16, Family No. 838; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 151, Family No. 272, calls him Joseph [ROBICHAUX], & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Joseph, son [Anne HÉBERT, veuve ROBICHAUD's] fils, age 12, on the embarkation list, & Joseph ROBICHAUX, her [Anne HÉBERT, widow ROBICHAUX's] son, age 12, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 3rd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:608, 637 (ASM-2, 23, his marriage record, calls him Josef ROBICHEAUX "of St.-Suliac, Diocese of St.-Malo, France," calls his wife Mariana PRECHANT "of Ascension Parish," gives his & her parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph AUCOIN & Ambroise HÉBERT.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 177. 

15.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Madeleine ROBICHAUD; BRDR, 2:357, 638 (PCP-2, part 2, 149), a record of her marriage, calls her Magdelene ROBICHO, calls her husband Charles HÉBERT, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia, res. at Attakapas," that his parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Broda RICARD & ____ DE LA HOUSSIE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:406, 678 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.33), another record of her marriage, calls her Magdeleine ROBICHAUD, "aussi natif de L'Acadie," calls her husband Charles HÉBERT "d'Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BORDA, _____ BERARD, _____ DE LA HOUSSAYE, & Joseph HÉBERT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:406, 678 (SM Ch.: Folio A-1, p.28), yet another record of her marriage, calls her Magdeleine ROBICHO, "also native of Acadie," calls her husband Charles HÉBERT, "native of Acadie," gives her & his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were ____ BORDA, ____ BERARD, ____ DELAHOUSSAIE, & Joseph HÉBERT, & notes that the recording priest "was a Capucin priest of Pointe Coupée being at Attakapas where there was neither a pastor nor a priest"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:559 (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.110), her death/burial record, calls her Magdelaine ROBICHAUD m. d.Jean Charles HÉBERT, says she died "at age 83 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:559 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #212), her succession record, calls her Magdeleine ROBICHAUD "wid. of Jean Charles HÉBERT, & lists her heirs.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 23. 

As one of her marriage records notes, the marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée.  This was because Attakapas, though it had a parish of its own since 1765, sometimes had no priest of its own in the 1770s, & Opelousas had no priest until 1776, so the Pointe Coupée priest would perform the sacraments for the residents of Attakapas until they had their own resident priest. 

16.  Wall of Names, 9, calls her Marie ROBICHAUD; White, DGFA-1, 1405, calls her Marie ROBICHAUD, gives her parents' names, her estimated birth year, her marriage date & place, her husband's name, his parents' names, & other personal information used here; BRDR, 1a(rev.):176, her marriage record, calls her Marie ROBICHAUT, "age 25," calls her husband Pierre AROSTEY, "age 24," gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were "of the Diocese of Bayonne," that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jean ROBICHAUT, "brother of the bride," who placed his mark on the marriage record, Joseph ROBICHAUT, "brother of the bride," who made his mark, Ambroise BOURG, who made his mark, & Jean LEBER, who signed, & that the bride & groom made their marks on the marriage record.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 115.

17.  Wall of Names, 24, calls her Marie ROBICHAUD.  

What happened to her in LA?

18.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie [ROBICHAUD], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 712-13, Family No. 835, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Marie ROBICHAUX, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Michel AUCOIN & Marguerite BOURG, & that her family resided at St.-Énogat from 1759-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, Family No. 271, calls her Marie [ROBICHAUX], & details her 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, 46-47, calls her Marie, sa [Joseph ROBICHAUD's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Marie ROBICHAUX, his [Joseph ROBICHAUX's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, says she was in the 22nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 3 siblings, & that she was born in 1770 but gives no birthplace.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.

What happened to her in LA?  

19.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 8R), calls her Marie [ROBICHAUD], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 714-16, Family No. 838; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 151, Family No. 272, calls her Marie [ROBICHAUX], & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Marie, sa [Anne HÉBERT, veuve ROBICHAUD's] fille, age 17, on the embarkation list, & Marie ROBICHAUX, her [Anne HÉBERT, widow ROBICHAUX's] daughter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 3rd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her mother & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:616, 638, (ASC-2, 14) the record of her first marriage, calls her Maria ROBICHEAU, calls her husband François RACICOT, does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre-Olivier PITRE & Jean-Batiste HÉBERT; BRDR, 2:532, 638 (ASM-2, 49), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria ROBICHEAUX, "widow of Juan-François RASSICAUX," calls her husband Juan-Bautista MACIÈRE, does not give hers but gives his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Juan-Francisco DE LA MACIÈRE & Ambroise HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:320 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #76), her death/burial record, calls her Marie ROBICHAUX m. Jean Baptiste MAZIÈRE, does not give her parents' names, & says she died "at age 74 yrs."  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 65, 102, 122, 165.  

She & her first husband were neighbors of her future second husband on Bayou Lafourche in 1791.  Both of her husbands came to LA from France in 1785, &, sadly, both the RASSICOT & the DE LA MAZIÈRE families--at least their Acadian branches--did not survive in the Bayou State.  The blood of these families did survive, however, in other Acadian families. 

20.  Wall of Names, 24, calls him Marin ROBICHAUD; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:678 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.10), his death/burial record, calls him Marin ROBICHEAUX, but does not gives his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:678 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #14), another death/burial record, calls him Marin ROBICHEAUX, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

How was he kin to René ROBICHAUX, who also died at Attakapas in Aug 1765?

21.  Wall of Names, 25 (pl. 5R), calls him René ROBICHAUD; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2581, the LA section, calls him René ROBICHAUX, says he was born in c1735, that he probablement originaire de Cobeguit, Acadia, does not give his parents' names, says he married Marguerite MARTIN in c1755 but gives no place of marriage, & lists his children as Madeleine, born in c1756, & Geneviève in c1758, but gives no birthplaces; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:679 (SM Ch.: v.1, p.9), his death/burial record, calls him René ROBICHEAUX, but does not give his age, his parents' names, or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:678 (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v.1, #11), another death/burial record, calls him René ROBICHEAUX, but does not gives his age, his parents' names, or mention a wife.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2:159-60; <islandregister.com/1752.html>.

Arsenault Généalogie, 1511, the Cobeguit section, shows a René, son of Jean ROBICHAUD dit Cadet & Marie LÉGER, born in 1726.   White, DGFA-1, 1404, shows Jean dit Cadet & his family in the French Maritime islands in 1752, which would have been typical of Cobeguit Acadians.  The Île St.-Jean census of 1752 says his family "has been in country 14 months" & that they had settled on the north shore of Rivière-de-Bédec, which is on the southwest side of the island.  See De La Roque, 2A:159-60.  In 1752, his future wife, Marguerite MARTIN dit Barnabé, then age 19, was living with her family at Malpèque, north of Bedec, & had been "has been in the country ten years."  See De La Roque, 2A:155.  That they ended up at Halifax in the early 1760s & not in France hints that they were among the Acadians who escaped from Île St.-Jean after the fall of Louisbourg in 1758.  They likely made their way to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore in present-day eastern NB.  Sadly, René's widowed mother, Marie Léger, & his 2 younger sisters, Marie-Josèphe & Anne, died on the crossing from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, in mid-Dec 1758.  See White, DGFA-1 English, 221-22.

How was he kin to Marin ROBICHAUX, who also died at Attakapas in Aug 1765?

His wife remarried to Antoine BORDA, a French physician living at present-day St. Martinville &, through daughter Marie-Marthe, called Marthe, BORDA, Marguerite MARTIN became the mother-in-law of Jean dit Chapeau MOUTON, founder of the city of Lafayette. 

22.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Rennée [ROBICHAUD], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 88-89, Family No. 175, her baptismal record, calls her Reiné ROBICHAUX, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph ROBICHAUX, her brother, & Marie DUPUY, wife of Jean BOURG, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 150, Family No. 271, calls her Renée [ROBICHAUX], & details her 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, 46-47, calls her Renée, sa [Joseph ROBICHAUD's] fille, age 9, on the embarkation list, & Renée ROBICHAUX, his [Joseph ROBICHAUX's] daughter, age 9, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 22nd Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 3 siblings.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 30.

What happened to her in LA?

23.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her veuve HÉBERT[sic], but gives no first name or family name, & lists her with a son; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 18-19, calls her Veuve HÉBERT[sic], age 57, on the embarkation list, Anne-Marie ROBICHAU, on the debarkation list, & Widow HÉBERT[sic], age 57, on the complete listing, says she was in the 35th Family aboard La Bergère with a son, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her son after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:636 (SGA-8, 5, #19), her death/burial record, calls her Ana Maria ROBICHAUX, "age 58 years, widow of San LOBER of Acadia," but does not give her parents' names.  

The San LOBER in her burial record is a corruption of Charles LEBERT.  Although her burial was recorded at St.-Gabriel, she probably died & was buried in the Baton Rouge District, where her son Pierre-Joseph LEBERT was married in Feb 1794.  The Baton Rouge area did not have a church of its own until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel performed the sacraments at Baton Rouge until it did have its own church.  

Did she & her son go to upper Bayou Lafourche with the majority of the passengers from La Bergère before moving to the Baton Rouge District a few months later, or did they go from New Orleans directly to Baton Rouge, where other LEBERTs had settled?  

24.  Not in Wall of Names.  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2581, calls him Amable ROBICHAUX, says he was born in 1732, gives his parents' names, says they were from Port-Royal, that he married Anastasie DUGAS in c1760 but does not give her parents' names or place of marriage, says he died at St.-Jacques in 1766, that his widow occupied lot number 56 on the west side of the Mississippi at St.-Jacques in 1769, & lists his children as Henri, born in 1761, Jean-Baptiste in 1763, & Louis-Eusèbe in 1767.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 249;  Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 117.

See the footnote for his wife's profile for a detailed discussion of her widow status & documentary support for this author's belief, shared by other researchers, that Amable ROBICHAUX emigrated to LA with his wife & 3 children.  Arsenault, cited above, is echoed by West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 128, which says that Amable came to LA "in ca. 1766" with brother Bruno, that they "settled along the west bank of the Mississippi, probably near the site of Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish," & "That same year Amable died, leaving his widow, Anastasie DUGAS, with three young sons, Henri, Jean-Baptiste, and Louis-Eusèbe."  There is enough evidence, both primary & secondary, to make it clear that Amable ROBICHAUX should be included on the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names. 

Arsenault fails to list Marie as one of Amable's children, perhaps because he used the Cabanocé census of 1769 exclusively.  The Cabanocé census of 1766 confirms her existence. 

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