APPENDICES

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

TEMPLET

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ACADIA

André Templé, a Norman sailor, born at Menibeaux, Avranches, in c1728, settled at Port-Toulouse, now St. Peter's, on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, by 1749.  Two years later, he married Marie, daughter of Pierre Deveau and Marie Caissie of Chignecto, probably at Port-Toulouse.  They had at least four children, all born at Port-Toulouse:.  Marie-Marguerite, called Marguerite, was born in c1752; and Bruno, René, and Modeste. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Ten members of the Templé family came to Louisiana aboard two of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Most of them settled on the river: 

André Templé, age 57, second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, age 48, and eight of their children--Élisabeth or Isabelle-Marguerite, age 25, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, age 24, Charles-Casimir, age 22, Jacques-Olivier, age 20, Marie-Madeleine, age 19, Servan-François, age 15, Olivier-Marcellin, age 12, and André-Joseph, age 7--were the second family to reach Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in late July.  After a brief respite in the city, they followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  They settled north of Bayou Manchac, near Fort Bute, a former British post now controlled by the Spanish, at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District.  Shortly after André and his family reached Louisiana, son Olivier died at Manchac in November 1785; he was only 12 years old.  André, who fathered 16 children by two wives and buried half of those children, died at Manchac in November 1787; he was 59 years old.  His daughters by his second wife married into the Blanchard and Broussard families and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Four of André's six sons created families of their own, but only one of them, the oldest, remained on the river.  André's other sons settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, where their older half-sister Marguerite had gone. 

André's oldest daughter, Marie-Marguerite, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, with her husband and two children, and followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Descendants of Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie TEMPLET (1761-?)

Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, eldest son of André Templé and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in December 1761, crossed to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Manchac.  He married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexandre Doiron, at Manchac in October 1785, soon after they reached the colony on the same ship, so the young couple probably had known one another years before they married.  Spanish officials counted them at Fort Bute, north of Bayou Manchac, in 1788.  Jean's younger brothers moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche, but he and Marie-Rose remained in the Baton Rouge area and settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Bourg, and Landry families.  Jean's sons also remained in the Baton Rouge area.  During the late antebellum period, however, one of his grandsons moved downriver to Ascension Parish, and another joined his kinsmen on upper Bayou Lafourche, but the others remained in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Marie, born at Manchac in November 1786, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Hébert, at Baton Rouge in June 1808.  Their son Jean Marcellin, called Marcellin, was born at Manchac in June 1811, Firmin in January 1816, Jean Sylvanie, called Sylvanie, in October 1823, and Eugène in October 1830.  Their daughters married into the Gibson, Hébert, Penn, and Wagener families. 

1a

Marcellin married Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian François Trahan, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1837.  Their son François Adrien was born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in September 1839, and François in May 1845.  They also had sons named Jean Amédée, called Amédée, and Volzi.  Marcellin remarried to Marie Clementine, called Clementine, daughter of fellow Acadian Hubert Guidry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, on upper Bayou Lafourche, in June 1847.  Their son Pierre Telesphore was born near Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1850, Aristide in September 1851, Joseph Arthur in January 1853, and Jules in June 1854.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted 5 slaves--2 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 32 to 1--on Marcelin Tamplet's farm.  In July 1860, the federal census taker in West Baton Rouge Parish counted 9 slaves--all males, all black, ages 49 to 5, living in 4 houses--on Marcelin Templet's farm. 

Amédée married Marie Adeline, called Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Melançon, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1865.  Their son Justin Pierre Egor was born near Brusly in September 1870.

Volzi married Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian Cromace Hébert and widow of Auguste Buquoi, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1867.  Their son Alphonse was born near Brusly in January 1869, and Roc Oscar in August 1870.

1b

Sylvanie married Justine, daughter of French Creole Joseph Charles Charot, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1842.  Their son Charles was born probably in West Baton Rouge Parish in June 1846, Victor Osémé near Brusly in December 1848, and Émile Julien near Baton Rouge in June 1853.  They also had a son name Albert, unless he was Charles.  Sylvain, as he was called by the priest who recorded his burial, died near Baton Rouge in March 1864; he was only 40 years old; one wonders if his death was war-related. 

Albert married Azélia, daughter of fellow Acadian Cromace Hébert, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1867.

1c

Eugène married first cousin Célestine, daughter of his uncle Célestin Templet, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in February 1853; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their son Jean Aurelien was born near Brusly in February 1854, Joseph in June 1855, and Auguste Odillon in December 1860. 

2

Augustin Mederique, born at Manchac in April 1789, married Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Daigle, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1810.  Their son Augustin Mederique, fils, called A. M., was born near Baton Rouge in December 1813.  Their daughter married into the Richard family.  Augustin Mederique, père died near Baton Rouge in May 1815; the priest who recorded his burial said that Augustin was 24 years old when he died, but he was 26. 

Augustin Mederique, fils married Marie Désirée, called Désirée, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Landry, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in August 1841.  Their twin sons Albert Dallas and Gilbert Polk were born in Ascension Parish in February 1846, Joseph Augustin in August 1850, Philippe Denis in October 1854, and Louis Oscar in October 1860.  Their daughter married into the Vives family.  In August 1850, the federal census taker in Ascension Parish counted 6 slaves--3 males and 3 females, all black, ranging in age from 39 to 14--on A. M. Templet's farm .  In July 1860, the federal census taker in Ascension Parish counted 9 slaves--2 males and 7 females, 6 blacks and 3 mulattoes, ages 47 to 2, living in 2 houses--on A. M. Templet's farm near Donaldsonville.  A. M. died in Ascension Parish in November 1865; he was only 52 years old. 

3

Florentin, also called Valentin, born at Manchac in April 1796, married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Comeaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in October 1819.  Their son Florentin, fils was born at Manchac in September 1821, and Jean Valéry, called Valéry, in July 1823.  Florentin, père remarried to Henriette Charlotte, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuis, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in December 1825.  Their son Victorin was born near Baton Rouge in December 1829.  They also had a son named Théodule.  Their daughters married into the Berard, Bernard (Foreign French, not Acadian), Breaux, and Heck families. 

3a

Florentin, fils, by his father's first wife, died in West Baton Rouge Parish in April or December 1840.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry. 

3b

Valéry, by his father's first wife, married Estelle, daughter of Jacques Reboul, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in September 1848.  Their daughter married into the Gibson family.  Valéry died near Brusly in October 1854; he was only 31 years old.  Evidently he and his wife had no sons, so, except for its blood, his line of the family died with him. 

3c

Théodule, by his father's second wife, married Apolline Nathalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Longuépée, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in August 1854.  Their son Joseph Arcade was born near Brusly in September 1870.  During the War of 1861, Théodule may have served as a conscript in Company A of the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

3d

Victorin, by his father's second wife, married Eléonore McDaniel and settled at Grande Rivière near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, by the mid-1850s.  Their son Joseph Jacob was born near Plaquemine in March 1868, and Charles Hoffman in March 1870.  During the War of 1861, Victorin, called Victorine in Confederate records, may have served as a conscript in Company A of the Consolidated Crescent Regiment Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana.  If so, he was detailed to the Ordnance Department in Shreveport for much of the war. 

4

Youngest son Célestin, born at Manchac in October 1797, married Élise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Lejeune, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in January 1821, and remarried to fellow Acadian Hortense Babin in the mid-1820s. Their son Jean Manléon or Timoléon, called Jean Baptiste Moléon, J. B. Timoléon, Timoléon, and Joseph Moléon, was born near Baton Rouge in February 1828, and Prudent in January 1837.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Hébert, and Templet families.

Timoléon, by his father's second wife, married Ann Louisa or Louise, also called Louise Eliska, daughter of John Laferey, at the Brusly church, West Baton Rouge Parish, in May 1850; Ann's mother was an Hébert.  A daughter had been born near Brusly the previous November, so they may have been married civilly.  Their son George Justice was born in July 1858, and Joseph Émile in December 1860. 

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During the late antebellum period, in a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Templet from upper Bayou Lafourche "returned" to the river:

Descendants of Rosémond Valérien TEMPLET (1816-; André, Charles-Casimir)

Rosémond Valérien, second son of Charles Noël André Templet and his second wife Marie Crochet, born in Assumption Parish in December 1816, married fellow Acadian Carmelite Bourgeois.  They lived for a time in Assumption Parish before moving to the Gonzales area of Ascension Parish, where they raised a large family. 

1

Oldest son Victorin Joseph or Joseph Victorin, born in Assumption Parish in September 1842, married Hélène Esilia, called Esilia, daughter of probably N. Valmond Villeneuve.  They settled near Gonzales, Ascension Parish.  Their son Joseph Valmon was born in December 1862, Oscar Vincent in September 1865, and Adam Victorin in May 1869.  During the War of 1861, Victorin Joseph, called Victorine in Confederate records, may have served as a conscript in Company A of the Consolidated Crescent Regiment Louisiana Infantry, which fought in Louisiana.  If so, he was detailed to the Ordnance Department in Shreveport for much of the war. 

2

Joseph Aurelien, called Aurelien, born in Assumption Parish in December 1846, married Marie Irma, another daughter of N. Valmond Villeneuve, at the Gonzales church, Ascension Parish, in January 1867, and remarried to Augustine, perhaps yet another daughter of N. Valmond Villeneuve, at the Gonzales church in September 1870.

3

Paul Xavier, called Xavier, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1849, died near Gonzales, Ascension Parish, in September 1866.  He was only 17 years old. 

4

Paul Florestin was born in Ascension Parish in April 1856.

5

Paul C. was born in Ascension Parish in February 1859.

6

Joseph Adonis was born in Ascension Parish in September 1861.

7

Charles Justilien was born near Gonzales in June 1866.

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Other TEMPLETs on the River

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

Joseph Templet married Virginie Bourgeois in Ascension Parish by 1866. 

William Templet married Élizabeth Virginia _____.  Their son James Hegbert was born near Baton Rouge in 1867.  Was William an Anglo Temple, not an Acadian Templet

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

A Templé who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche, but no new family line came of it:

Marguerite, age 32, André Templé's oldest child by his first wife, did not come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa with her father's second family.  She came, instead, on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in early November.  With her were husband Joseph-Gabriel Breau, age 32, and two children, ages 7 and only a few months.  They followed the majority of their fellow passengers to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Marguerite and her husband returned to the river by the early 1820s.  She died a widow in St. James Parish in November 1830, age 79. 

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By the early1790s, Spanish officials were counting Templés from the Manchac/Baton Rouge area on upper Bayou Lafourche, which became a second center of family settlement that rivaled in size the one on the river:

Marguerite LeBlanc, widow of André Templet, never remarried.  She followed most of her children to upper Bayou Lafourche, where she died in Assumption Parish in May 1815, age 78.

Descendants of Charles-Casimir TEMPLET (1763-1790s)

Charles-Casimir, second son of André Templé and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in March 1763, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Livois, at Lafourche in February 1786.  Marie-Rose had come to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships.  After their wedding, they moved to Baton Rouge, where his family had settled.  Spanish officials counted them there in 1788.  Their daughter married into the Breaux family.  Charles died by October 1794, when his wife remarried at Assumption on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Did he die at Baton Rouge and his widow moved closer to her older sister on Bayou Lafourche, or did he die after they moved from the river to the upper bayou?  His two sons settled on the bayou and on the western prairies. 

1

Older son Charles-Noël-André, born at Manchac in December 1787, married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Hébert, at Assumption in January 1807.  Their daughters married into the Cedotal, Daigle, and Hébert families.  Charles remarried to Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Yves Jean Crochet, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1811.  Their son François Eucher was born in Assumption Parish in February 1814, Rosémond Valérien in December 1816, Alexis Maximin in July 1819 but died at age 18 months in November 1820, Valéry was born in March 1821, Sylvanie Maximin in July 1823, Lucien Dorville, called Dorville and sometimes Charles, in April 1828, and Ursin Carville, a twin, in March 1831.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Hébert, Porché, and Theriot families.  One of his sons "returned" to the river.

1a

François, by his father's second wife, married Marie Bathilde, called Bathilde, daughter of French Creole Philibert Frillou, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1838.  Their son François Séverin, called Séverin, was born in Assumption Parish in December 1840.  François remarried to Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Bourgeois, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1841 only 7 months after his first wife died, and remarried again--his third marriage--to Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Benoît Gautreaux, at the Paincourtville church in November 1844.  Their son Joseph Eusilien was born near Paincourtville in April 1847.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.

During the War of 1861, Séverin, by his father's first wife, served in Company H of the 29th (Thomas's) Regiment Louisiana Infantry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Séverin married Louise, daughter of Lucien Feuchere, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in August 1864; Louise's mother was a Bourg.  He was still on active duty at the time of his wedding.

1b

Valéry, by his father's second wife, married Adeline, daughter of French Creole Joseph Friou, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1841.  Their son Joseph Augustin was born in Assumption Parish in December 1842, Charles Clermont in September 1844, Pierre Jean Baptiste in December 1845, Joseph Paul near Paincourtville in January 1849, Joseph Elphége in December 1852, and Onésime Narcisse in January 1855. 

1c

Rosémond, by his father's second wife, married fellow Acadian Aglae Carmelite, called Carmelite, Bourgeois.  They lived for a time in Assumption Parish before moving to Gonzales in Ascension Parish.

1d

Sylvanie, by his father's second wife, married fellow Acadian Elisa or Melissa Theriot.  Their son Joseph Cleopha, called Cleopha, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in July 1844, Osémé Charles in May 1850, and Joseph Justinien in October 1852.  Their daughters married into the Aucoin and Crochet families.

Cleopha married Palmire, daughter of fellow Acadian Olésiphore Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1870.  Their son Joseph Maximin Séraphin was born in Assumption Parish in November 1870. 

1e

Dorville, by his father's second wife, married Melisa or Melite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Theriot, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1857; one wonders if she was his brother Sylvanie's widow.  Their twin sons Charles and Dorville were born near Pierre Part in April 1859, Théodule Victorin in February 1861, Zéphirin in October 1862, and Joseph Aurelien in October 1864. 

1f

During the War of 1861, Ursin, by his father's second wife, may have served with several of his cousins in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  If so, he survived the war.  Did he marry?

2

Younger son Jean-Honoré, born at Manchac in March 1789, followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche soon after his birth.  After he came of age, he crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the western prairies, where he married Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Marie Landry of Manchac and widow of Athanase Trahan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1812.  They settled on Bayou Vermilion in what became Lafayette Parish and created a western branch of the family. 

Descendants of Jacques-Olivier TEMPLET (1765-1797)

Jacques-Olivier, third son of of André Templé and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1765, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Manchac, where he married Victoire-Francoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Quimine, in December 1789.  Victoire-Françoise also had come to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, so they probably had known one another in France.  They moved to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  Their daughter married into the Lagarde family and settled down bayou.  Jacques died at Assumption probably in August 1797; he was only 32 years old.  He and his wife had no sons, so this branch of the family, except for its blood, died with him. 

Descendants of Servan-François TEMPLET (1770-1828)

Servan-François, fourth son of of André Templé and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in January 1770, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Manchac.  He married Marie-Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Olivier Aucoin, at Lafourche in May 1792.  They, too, settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Guillot, Martin (French Creole, not Acadian) and Vaughn families.  Servan died in Assumption Parish in July 1828; he was 58 years old. 

1

Oldest son Florentin-François, born at Assumption in February 1793, married Clarisse, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Blanchard, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1817.  Their son Jean Florentin Désiré, called Désiré, was born probably in Assumption Parish in December 1829 but died at age 7 in November 1836, Hippolyte was born in May 1832, and Édouard in August 1834.  They also had a son named Camille, unless he was Édouard.  Their daughters married into the Lalande (Foreign French, not Acadian), Melançon, and Webster families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 16 slaves--9 males and 7 females, 13 blacks and 3 mulattoes, ranging in age from 50 years to 4 months--on Florentin Templet's farm in the parish's 2nd Congressional District next to Jean Bte. Templet.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 32 slaves--16 males and 16 females, all black except for 4 mulattoes, ages 55 years to 3 months, living in 5 houses--on Florentin Templet's plantation next to Hyppolite Templet in the parish's Third Ward. 

1a

Hippolyte married Irma Berteau or Berthaud.  Their son Omer Symphorien was born in Assumption Parish in August 1858, and Arthur Stanislas in November 1869.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 2 slaves--a 17-year-old black female, and a 6-month-old black female--on Hyppolite Templet's farm next to Florentin Templet's plantation in the parish's Third Ward.  During the War of 1861, Hippolyte served with brother Camille in the Donaldsonville Artillery, raised in Ascension Parish, which fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of General R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  Hippolyte enlisted in April 1862 and was reported present on all of the battery's rolls from the time of his enlistment until December 1864, when the unit's rolls end.  With brother Camille, he surrendered with Lee's army at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, in April 1865.  A Federal prisoner-of-war document of late June 1865 describes Hippolyte as a 33-year-old resident of Donaldsonville with gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, and standing 5 feet 7 inches tall. 

1b

Camille married first cousin Elmina, daughter of his uncle Narcisse Templet, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1859; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  During the War of 1861, Camille served as a corporal with several of his cousins in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  He enlisted at Napoleonville in September 1862 and was captured on lower Bayou Teche in April 1863.  After he was paroled and exchanged and spent some quality time with his wife Elmina, Camile hurried to Virginia, where in June 1863, at Chancellorsville, he transferred, still a corporal, into the Donaldsonville Artillery, raised in Ascension Parish, which fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of R. E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  Brother Hippolyte also was serving with the battery.  Camille was reported present on all of the battery's rolls from the time of his transfer until December 1864.  With brother Hippolyte, he surrendered with Lee's army at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, in April 1865 and then made his way home to Elmina as best he could.  Their son Jean Camille had been born in Assumption Parish in February 1864, Émile was born in February 1866, Albert François in April 1868, and Jean Telesman in October 1870. 

2

Jean-Baptiste, born at Assumption in March 1797, married Marie or Marine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Eusèbe Melançon, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in August 1818.  Their son Louis Livode, called Livode, was born in St. James Parish in August 1819 but died in Assumption Parish, age 9, in September 1828, Jean Baptiste Onésiphore, called Onésiphore and Olésiphore, was born in St. James Parish in April 1822, Narcisse le jeune died at age 2 months in November 1823, Ursin was born in Assumption Parish March 1825, Faustin Sosthène, called Sosthène, in November 1826, another Narcisse le jeune in June 1828, and Jean Baptiste Telesphore in April 1831 but died at age 4 1/2 in December 1835.  Their daughter married into the Marquet family.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 12 slaves--7 males and 5 females, all black, ranging in age from 70 years to 4 months--on Jean Bte. Templet's farm in the parish's 2nd Congressional District next to Florentin Templet.  Jean Baptiste died in Assumption Parish in December 1850; he was 53 years old.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 29 slaves--19 males and 10 females, all black except for 4 mulattoes, ages 70 years to 2 months, living in 4 houses--on the "Melancon & Templet" plantation in the parish's 8th Ward; these may have been the slaves of Jean Baptiste's heirs. 

2a

Olésiphore married Odile, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Triche, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1845.  Their daughter married into the Folse family.  Olésiphore died in Assumption Parish in April 1857; he was only 35 years old.  Evidently he and his wife had no sons, so this family line, except for its blood, may have died with him. 

2b

Sosthène married Lodoiska, daughter of French Creole Ferdinand Platten, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1850.  Their son Veneglaus or Wenaslas Faustin was born in Assumption Parish in September 1857 but died at age 10 in August 1867, Bernard Edgar was born in August 1859, and Oscar Ferdinand or Ferdinand Oscar in July 1865 but died at age 2 in October 1867.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 5 slaves--1 male and 4 females, all blacks except for 1 mulatto, ranging in age from 34 to 1, living in a single house--on Sosthènes Templet's farm in the parish's Third Ward near the Widow L. F. Platten

2c

Narcisse le jeune married Eveline or Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Florestin Michel, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1855.  Their son Pierre Vinius was born in Assumption Parish in March 1860, and Saturnin René in November 1862.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 5 slaves--1 male and 4 females, all mulattoes, ranging in age from 28 years to 6 months, living in a single house--on Narcisse F. Templet's farm in the parish's Third Ward next to Narcisse Templet, probably his uncle.  During the War of 1861, Narcisse served with several of his cousins in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  He was captured on lower Bayou Teche in April 1863, paroled, and exchanged.  A daughter was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1864.  He was captured again, this time at Bayou Goddell, Assumption Parish, in April 1865.  The federals sent him to New Orleans, where he was paroled in May and allowed to return to his home. 

3

Léonard, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in November 1799, probably died young. 

4

Jean-Godefroi, called Godefroi, born at Assumption in January 1802, married Carmelite, daughter of fellow Acadian François Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1825.  Their son Léon Godefroi was born in Assumption Parish in November 1825 but died at age 3 1/2 in September 1829, Aurelien was born in August 1829, Alexis Godefroi and Alcée Alexis, perhaps twins, in December 1831 but Alcée Alexis died at age 18 months in July 1833, Ursin was born in c1834 but died at age 3 in April 1837, Ursin Godefroi was born in October 1837, Gustave Adolphe, called Adolphe, in November 1839, Antoine Adrien in August 1844, and François Valsin, called Valsin, in June 1847 but died at age 10 in September 1857.  They also had a son named Arthur.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Giroir, Melançon, and Riche families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 3 slaves--a 20-year-old black female, a 2-year-old black male, and a 6-month-old black female--on Godfrey Templet's farm in the parish's 2nd Congressional District near Narcisse Templet.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 7 slaves--3 males and 4 females, all black, ages 35 to 1, living in a single house--on Godefroy Templet's farm near Narcisse and Narcisse F. Templet in the parish's Third Ward. 

4a

Aurelien married Euphémie, daughter of fellow Acadian Isidore Guillot, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1858.  Their son Clairville Valsin was born in Assumption Parish in November 1858, Elphége François in March 1861, Émile Alcée in October 1866, and Zéphirin Maximin in May 1869.  During the War of 1861, Aurelien, called Orellien in Confederate service records, served with younger brother Arthur and several of his cousins in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  Aurelien survived the war. 

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During the War of 1861, Arthur served with brother Aurelien and several of his cousins in Company H of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, raised in Assumption Parish, which fought in Louisiana.  He, too, was captured on the lower Teche in April 1863, paroled, and exchanged.  He was captured again, at Henderson Hill on the River River with most of his command, in March 1864, and, again, he was paroled and exchanged.  Arthur married Marie Désirée, called Désirée, daughter of Foreign Frenchman Yve Marie Leze, Lize, or Lesue, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1866; Marie's mother was an Ozelet.  Their son Jules was born in Assumption Parish in October 1867. 

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Youngest son Narcisse, born at Assumption in July 1807, married Iréné, another daughter of Pierre Eusèbe Melançon, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1838.  Their son Pierre Ernest was born in Assumption Parish in January 1845, François Lusignan, called Lusignan, in July 1847 but died at age 15 1/2 in January 1863, and Flegi Narcisse was born in February 1852.  Their daughters married into the Giroir, LeBlanc, and Templet families.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 4 slaves--3 males and a female, all black, ranging in age from 35 to 21--on Narcisse Templet's farm in the parish's 2nd Congressional District near Godfrey Templet.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in Assumption Parish counted 7 slaves--5 males and 2 females, all black, ages 50 to 1, living in a single house--on Narcisse Templet's farm in the parish's Third Ward next to Narcisse F. Templet, probably his nephew, and near Godefroy Templet.  Narcisse l'aîné died in Assumption Parish in October 1865; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that Narcisse died at "age 62 years," but he was only 58. 

André-Joseph TEMPLET (1777-)

André-Joseph, fifth and youngest son of André Templé and his second wife Marguerite LeBlanc, born at Chantenay, France, near Nantes, in April 1777, came to Louisiana with his parents and siblings aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to Manchac.  He followed his widowed mother and siblings to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he was counted as a 22-year-old bachelor in 1798.  He probably did not marry.

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During the late antebellum period, a Templet from the western prairies "returned" to upper Bayou Lafourche: 

Descendants of Norbert TEMPLET (1819-; André, Charles-Casimir)

Norbert, third son of Jean-Honoré Templet and Clothilde Landry, on the Vermilion River, then in St. Martin Parish, in July 1819, married Augustine Marguerite or Marguerite Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, on upper Bayou Lafourche, in April 1844, and registered the marriage in St. Mary Parish the following September.  Nevertheless, they settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Older son Jean Fideles was baptized at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, age 2 months, in July 1849. 

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Younger son Pierre Yve was born in Assumption Parish in May 1851. 

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Other TEMPLETs in the Lafourche Valley

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

Jean Baptiste Templet died in Assumption Parish in September 1833.  He was only 7 years old.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give his parents' names. 

Charles Valsin, called Valsin and also Vincent, Templet married fellow Acadian Louisa or Louise Joséphine, called Joséphine, Boudreaux.  Their son Charles Joseph was born in Assumption Parish in December 1849.  Their daughter married into the LeBlanc family in St. Mary Parish on lower Bayou Teche. 

Lucien Templet married Félicité Idel and settled in Assumption Parish by the early 1850s. 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

In the early 1810s, a Templet from upper Bayou Lafourche moved to the prairies and created a small western branch of the family:

Descendants of Jean-Honoré TEMPLET (1789-1824; André)

Jean-Honoré, younger son of Charles-Casimir Templet and Marie-Rose Livois, born at Manchac on the river in March 1789, followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  After he came of age, he crossed the Atchafalaya Basin to the western prairies, where he married Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Marie Landry of Manchac and widow of Athanase Trahan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1812.  They settled on the Vermilion.  Their daughter married into the Ducharme family.  Jean died in Lafayette Parish in March 1824; he was only 35 years old; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in October 1826.  His oldest son remained on the western prairies, one of his sons "returned" to upper Bayou Lafourche, and another son settled in lower St. Mary Parish. 

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Oldest son Alexandre Bélisaire, born on the Vermilion in April 1813, married Marie Marcellite, daughter of French Creole Pierre Ducharme, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1838; Marie's mother was a Rivet, and her brother Eugène was the husband of Alexandre's sister Marie Carmelite.  Alexandre and Marie's son Alexandre Bélisaire, fils was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 1/2 months, in October 1839 but died at age 6 months the following February, Jean Prosper was born in June 1843, Désiré Toussaint in November 1846, and Telesphore near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in February 1857.  Their daughters married into the Abshire and Duhon families.  Alexandre remarried to Marie Félicia, called Félicia, daughter of fellow Acadian Leufroi Boudreaux and widow of Alcide Brasseaux, at the Vermilionville church in January 1869; Alexandre was 55 years old at the time of the wedding, 20 years older than his bride. 

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Joseph, born on the Vermilion in August 1814, died "at his parents' home," age 2, in October 1816. 

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Norbert, born on the Vermilion in July 1819, married Augustine Marguerite or Marguerite Augustine, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Landry, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1844, and registered the marriage in St. Mary Parish the following September.  Nevertheless, they settled on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Jean, fils, born on the Vermilion in March 1821, called a resident of St. Mary Parish by the recording priest, married Zéolide, daughter of Pierre Brez of St. Mary Parish, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1855; Zéolide's mother was a LeBlanc.  They lived on Bayou Lafourche near Thibodaux before returning to St. Mary Parish.  Their son Pierre Bélisaire was born near Brashear, now Morgan, City, in September 1862, and Jean Dorcily in July 1865.  In June 1860, the federal census taker in St. Mary Parish counted 4 slaves--2 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 30 to 3--on Jean Templet's farm near Marie Brez in the parish's Western District.  By January 1868, Jean, fils and his family were living in St. Martin Parish.

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Youngest son Charles, born in Lafayette Parish in March 1823, was, in his early 40s, a conscript from St. Martin Parish during the War of 1861, but he probably was too old to serve in a front-line Confederate unit.  He may not have married.   

Other TEMPLETs on the Western Prairies

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

Telesphore Tamplet, perhaps Templet, married Rose Aimée Thibodeaux and settled near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Jules Henry, son of Marie Templet, was born near Brashear, now Morgan, City, St. Mary Parish, in February 1867.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Marie Zéolide Templé married Albert Bourque.  Their daughter married near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1870. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Anglo and Irish Americans named Temple settled in South Louisiana as early as the late colonial period.  They became especially plentiful after the Louisiana Purchase.  During the antebellum period, at least one French Templé, who native Louisianians would have called a Foreign Frenchman, settled near his Acadian namesakes on upper Bayou Lafourche:

Alphonse, son of Thomas Templé and Marie-Jeanne Mariette of Vengeons, Department of La Manche, France, married Azélie, daughter of French Creole Jacques Rousseau and widow of Francisco Truxillo, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in December 1837.  One wonders if Alphonse was a kinsman of the Acadian Templets.  

CONCLUSION

Templés settled "late" in greater Acadia, at Port-Toulouse, now St. Peter's, on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, and they came "late" to Louisiana.  In fact, if the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to the colony, there probably would be no members of this family in the Bayou State descended from Acadians.  Ten Templés, all members of a single family, came to Louisiana aboard two of the Seven Ships in 1785.  Most of them went to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where one branch remained.  Templets on the river settled in what became West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension parishes.  They were especially numerous around Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish.  During the late colonial period, a new, larger center of family settlement emerged along upper Bayou Lafourche.  Unlike other Acadian families on the Lafourche who drifted down bayou during the early 1800s, the great majority of the bayou Templets remained in Assumption Parish.  Some of them settled near Pierre Part, north of Lake Verret, at the northwestern edge of the parish, but most of them remained on the bayou near Paincourtville and Plattenville.  Meanwhile, in the early 1810s, a Templet from upper Bayou Lafourche crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled in what became Lafayette Parish, creating a small western branch of the family.  One of his sons returned to upper Bayou Lafourche during the late 1840s, but the oldest son remained in Lafayette Parish, and a third son lived near present-day Morgan City before moving up bayou to St. Martin Parish. 

During the antebellum period, a Templé from France settled on upper Bayou Lafourche among his Acadian namesakes.  The great majority of the Templets of South Louisiana, however, descend from André Templé of Normandy and Port-Toulouse. 

Judging by the number of slaves they owned during the late antebellum period, some members of the family, especially on upper Bayou Lafourche, lived very well on their farms and plantations.  In 1850, Florentin Templet of Assumption Parish held 16 slaves on his bayou-side farm next to brother Jean Baptiste, who owned 12 slaves.  A decade later, Jean Baptiste's heirs held 29 slaves and Florentin owned 32 bondsman on their Assumption Parish plantations. 

Over a dozen Templets served Louisiana in uniform during the War of 1861-65, and at least two of them lost their lives in Confederate service.  In June 1861, Adolphe Templet, a 21-year-old farmer from Assumption Parish, enlisted in Company K of the 8th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in Ascension Parish that fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of Robert E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  Adolphe's service with the Tigers was short-lived, however.  On the long train ride from Louisiana to Virginia in the summer of 1861, Adolphe's foot was smashed accidentally in a railroad accident, and he died of his injury in August.  Enos Templet of Assumption Parish was conscripted into Confederate service in October 1862.  He was one of the many men from his parish who was sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi, and placed in the 1st Regiment Louisiana Heavy Artillery, which occupied battery positions along the river.  Enos also was among the many men from Assumption who fell sick at Vicksburg the following winter.  He died at City Hospital in late January 1863.  Most, if not all, of their Templet cousins in gray returned to their families. 

The war took a terrible toll on the family's economic standing.  Even before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in January 1863, Federal commands controlling the lower Mississippi freed the slaves on every farm and plantation their forces could reach.  This would have included the Templet holdings in West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension parishes.  Union gunboats shelled and burned dozens of plantation houses along the river.  Successive Federal incursions in the Bayou Lafourche valley devastated that region, and Confederate foragers also plagued the area when the Federals were driven off.  Federal armies marched three times through the Teche and upper Vermilion valleys in 1863 and 1864, burning and pillaging many farms and plantations.  Thanks to these Federal incursions, emancipation came early to these areas, with its resulting economic and social turmoil.  Confederate foraging parties and cutthroat Jayhawkers also plagued the areas where Templets lived, adding to the family's misery. ...

In Louisiana, the family's name evolved from Templé to Templet and even Tamplet.  The family's name also is spelled Tamplay, Tamplé, Temfilet, Templais, Templait, Templey, Tempte, Tomblet, Trampelet, Tramplé.  This family should not be confused with the Anglo-American Temple family. 

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Ascension, Assumption, & West Baton Rouge parishes; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, Ascension, Assumption, St. Mary, & West Baton Rouge parishes; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2046; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:21; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9; NOAR, vol. 3; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Family Nos. 12, 13 (listed twice); Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, viii (source of quotation), 154-55; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 164-65, 731-34; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 525.  

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
André TEMPLET 01 Jul 1785 BR born c1728, Menibeaux, Avranches, Normandy, France; married, age 23, (1)Marie, daughter of Pierre DEVEAU & Marie CAISSIE[ROGER] of Chignecto, c1751, probably Port-Toulouse, Île Royale; at Port-Toulouse Feb 1752, age 24; deported from Louisbourg, Île Royale, to St.-Malo, France, aboard Queen of Spain 1758, arrived St.-Malo 17 Nov 1758, called André TEMPLE, age 38[sic, probably meant 28]; married, age 31, (2)Marguerite, daughter of probably François LEBLANC & Marguerite BOUDREAUX of Minas, & widow of Charles BREAUX, 10 Sep 1759, St.-Servan, France; at St.-Servan 1759-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; request to take his family to LA denied by French authorities, 1777; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called André TEMPLÉ, with wife Marguerite, 6 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 59[sic], head of family; died [buried] Manchac 12 Nov 1787, age 59
André-Joseph TEMPLET 02 Jul 1785 BR, Asp baptized 10 Apr 1777, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-François, half-brother of Marie-Marguerite; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 7; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Andres TEMPLET, age 18, with widowed mother, sister Isabel, & brother-in-law Juan BROUSSARD; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Andrés TEMPLÉ, age 19, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called André TEMPLET, age 22, listed singly, with 6/20 arpents, 0 slaves; never married?
Charles-Casimir TEMPLET 03 Jul 1785 BR, Asp? born & baptized 28 Mar 1763, St.-Servan, France; son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of André-Joseph, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-François, half-brother of Marie-Marguerite; at St.-Servan 1763-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; 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 parents & siblings; sailor; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 22; married, age 23, Marie-Rose, daughter of Pierre LIVOIS & his second wife Marie-Madeleine POIRIER, 27 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Carlos TAMPLET, with wife, 1 child, 3 units corn, 1 unit rice; moved to Lafourche valley?; died by Oct 1794, when his wife remarried at Assumption
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Marguerite TEMPLET 04 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born 10 Sep 1760, baptized 11 Sep 1760, St.-Servan, France; daughter of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; sister of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-Francois, half-sister of Marie-Marguerite; at St.-Servan 1760-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; 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 parents & siblings; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 25; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; married, age 28, Jean-Charles-Joseph, son of Charles BROUSSARD & his first wife Bonne-Jacqueline-Françoise-Catherine CATELLE, 29 Nov 1788, probably Manchac; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel TEMPLET, age 35, with husband, no children, widowed mother, & brother Andres; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle TEMPLET, age 36, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Elisabeth, no surname given, age 36[sic], with husband & no children
Jacques-Olivier TEMPLET 05 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born & baptized 16 Jan 1765, St.-Servan, St.-Malo, France; son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-François, half-brother of Marie-Marguerite; at St.-Servan 1765-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; 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 parents & siblings; sailor; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 20; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Santiago TAMPLÉ, listed singly, with 1 1/2 barrels corn; married, age 24, Victoire-Françoise, daughter of Pierre QUIMINE & his second wife Marie-Madeleine DUGAS, 31 Dec 1789, probably Manchac; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Santiage TEMPLET, age 31, with wife Victoria age 25, son Carlos age 2, daughters Adélaïdes age 4, Margarita age 1, & mother-in-law Maria DUGAT age 64; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jacques TEMPLE, age 32, with wife Victoire age 26, son Charles age 3, daughters Adélayde age 5, & Margueritte age 2, 0 slaves, next to widowed mother-in-law; died [buried] Assumption 16 Aug 1796[sic, probably 1797], age 31[sic]
Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie TEMPLET 06 Jul 1785 BR born & baptized 15 Dec 1761, St.-Servan, France; son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Marie-Madeleine, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-François, half-brother of Marie-Marguerite; at St.-Servan 1761-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailor; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 24; married, age 24, Marie-Rose, daughter of Alexandre DOIRON & Ursule HÉBERT of St.-Malo, France, 10 Oct 1785, probably Manchac, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Juan TAMPLÉ, with 3 persons in his family, 3 barrels corn
Marie-Madeleine TEMPLET 08 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born & baptized 10 Oct 1766, St.-Servan, France; daughter of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; sister of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-François, half-sister of Marie-Marguerite; at St.-Servan 1766-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; 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 parents & siblings; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 17[sic]; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 25, Joachim-Jacques, son of Bénoni BLANCHARD & his second wife Madeleine FORET of St.-Suliac, France, 20 Aug 1793, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Magdalena TEMPLET, age 29[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie TEMPLÉ, age 30, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 31, with husband & 2 sons
Marie-Marguerite TEMPLET 07 Nov 1785 Asp, StJ born c1752, probably Port-Toulouse, Île Royale; called Marguerite; daughter of André TEMPLET & his first wife Marie DEVEAU; half-sister of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, Olivier-Marcellin, & Servan-François; at Port-Toulouse Feb 1752, called Margueritte, age 3 months; deported from Louisbourg, Île Royale, to St.-Malo, France, aboard Queen of Spain 1758, arrived St.-Malo 17 Nov 1758, called Marguerite TEMPLE, age 4[sic]; at St.-Servan, France, 1759-70; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 25, Joseph-Gabriel, son of Joseph BREAUX & Ursule BOURG, 30 Sep 1777, Archigny, France; at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, 1782; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Magueritte TEMPLÉ, with 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 32; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Margueritte TEMPLÉ, age 35, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe TEMPLE, age 39, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita TEMPLET, age 44, with husband, 1 son, 4 daughters, & [engagé?] Pedro BOUDRAUX; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte TEMPLÉ, age 45, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 46, with husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, & "orphan" Pierre BLANCHARD; died [buried] St. James Parish 28 Nov 1830, age 79, a widow
Olivier-Marcellin TEMPLET 09 Jul 1785 BR born 12 Apr 1773, baptized 13 Apr 1773, Plouër, France; son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Servan-Francois, half-brother of Marie-Marguerite; 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 parents & siblings; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 11; died [buried] Manchac 3 Nov 1785, age 12
Servan-François TEMPLET 10 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born & baptized 25 Jan 1770, St.-Servan, France; son of André TEMPLET & his second wife Marguerite LEBLANC; brother of André-Joseph, Charles-Casimir, Élisabeth-Marguerite, Jacques-Olivier, Jean-André-Grégoire-Marie, Marie-Madeleine, & Olivier-Marcellin, half-brother of Marie-Marguerite; at Plouër, France, 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776, with parents & siblings; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailor; sailed to LA aboard Le Bon Papa, age 15; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & others; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 22, Marie-Cécile, called Céleste, daughter of Olivier AUCOIN & his second wife Cécile RICHARD, 7 May 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Servando TEMPLET, age 25, with wife Céleste age 25, son Florentin age 3, & daughter Eugènia age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Cervant TEMPLET, age 26, with wife Céleste age 26, sons Florentain age 3, Jean-Baptiste age 1, & daughter Eugènie age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Cervant TEMPLET, age 27, with wife Marie age 27, sons Florentin age 4, Jean-Baptiste age 1, & daughter Ugènie age 3, 4/40 arpents, 0 slaves, living also with father-in-law & mother-in-law; died [buried] Assumption Parish 4 Jul 1828, age 58

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01.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him André TRAMPLE, & lists him with his wife & 8 children; Arsenault, Généalogie, 948, 949, 2046, cites his residence at Port-Toulouse; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Families No. 12 & 13 (listed twice), calls his first wife Marie ROYER & says that she & 2 of their children, son René & daughter Modeste, died at sea in the 1758-59 crossing to St.-Malo; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him André TRAMPLÉ, marin, age 59, on the embarkation list, Andres TRAMPLE on the debarkation list, & André TEMPLÉ, sailor, age 59, on the complete listing, says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his wife & 8 children, details his second marriage, including the name of his first wife, Marie DEVAUX, used here, & the name of his wife's first husband, & gives the year of baptism for son André-Joseph, called here simply André; BRDR, 2:685 (SGA-8, 7, #30), his death/burial record, calls him Anrdrés TEMPLET, widower of Margarita LEBLANC, natives of Nantes, France, but does not give his parents' names or his age at the time of his death.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:21; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 489.

For the 1777 attempt to emigrate to LA, see Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, viii.  He was not a native of Nantes, he only lived there in his final months in France. 

His burial was recorded at St.-Gabriel because the area around Fort Bute, north of Bayou Manchac, where he & his family settled, had no church of its own until 1793, when St.-Joseph Parish was created at Baton Rouge. 

02.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him André [TRAMPLE], & lists him with his parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him André, son [André TRAMPLÉ's] fils, age 7, on the embarkation list, Andres, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & André  TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] son, age 7, on the complete listing, says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 7 siblings, gives the year of his baptism in France, & calls him André.  

His middle name is from Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154.

03.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him Charles [TRAMPLE], & lists him with his parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him Charles, son [André TRAMPLÉ's] fils, sailor, age 22, on the embarkation list, Carlos, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Charles TREPLÉ[sic], his [André TEMPLÉ's] son, sailor, age 22, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:685 (ASC-1, 169, his marriage record, calls him Carlos TEMPLET, "an Acadian," calls his wife Maria-Rosa LIVOIS, "an Acadian," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Abraham LANDRY & Jean LEJEUNE. 

04.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls her Isabelle [TRAMPLE], & lists her with her parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls her Isabelle, sa [André TRAMPLÉ's] fille, age 25, on the embarkation list, Isabel, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Isabelle TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] daughter, age 25, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:162, 685 (PCP-19, 20), her marriage record, calls her Élisabeth TEMPLÉ, calls her husband Jean-Charles BROUSART, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean TEMPLÉ [her brother] & Jacques TEMPLÉ [another brother]. 

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because the Manchac area north of the bayou had no church of its own until the Baton Rouge parish was created in 1793, so priests from Pointe Coupée, and from St.-Gabriel downriver, administered the sacraments in the Manchac/Baton Rouge area until Baton Rouge got its own church. 

05.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him Jacques [TRAMPLE], & lists him with his parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him Jacques, son [André TRAMPLÉ's] fils, sailor, age 20, on the embarkation list, Santiage, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jacques TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] son, sailor, age 20, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:611, 686 (PCP-19, 28), his marriage record, calls him Jacques TEMPLÉ "of St. Malo, France," calls his wife Victoire QUEMINE "of St. Malo, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Servant TEMPLÉ [his brother] & François BABIN; BRDR, 2:686 (ASM-3, 8), his death/burial record, calls him Santiago TEMPLET, "age 31 years, married to Francisca KIMINE, native of St. Malo," but does not gives his parents' names.

His marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because the Manchac/Baton Rouge area did not have a church of its own until 1793, so priests from Pointe-Coupée administered the sacraments in those communities until then. 

He was counted in the Valenzuéla census of Apr 1797, so it is unlikely that he died in Aug 1796; it was probably Aug 1797. 

06.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him Jean [TRAMPLE], & lists him with his parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him Jean, son [André TRAMPLÉ's] fils, sailor, age 24, on the embarkation list, Juan, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] son, sailor, age 24, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:243-44, 686 (SGA-5, 32), his marriage record, calls him Juan TEMPLET, calls his wife Maria DOIRON, gives his & her parents' names, says that his parents were "of Diocese of St. Malo, Province de Bretana in France," hers "of Parish of Plaihain, Diocese of St. Malo de Bretana in France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Charles TEMPLÉ [his brother] & Pierre ALLAIN. 

His marriage was recorded at St.-Gabriel because the area north of Bayou Manchac did not have a church of its own until 1793.  St.-Gabriel, to the south, & Pointe Coupée, across the river and to the northwest, were the closest communities to Manchac & Baton Rouge in late 1785. 

He was the only one of his brothers who did not re-settle on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

07.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Margueritte TEMPLE; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Families No. 12 & 13 (listed twice); Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; BRDR, 5(rev.):558 (SJA-4, 60), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite TEMPLET, 79 yrs. old, widow of Joseph BRAUX, but does not give her parents' names.  See also See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:21. 

Her estimated birth year is based not on the age given for her on the passenger list of the Queen of Spain, but on her ages found on the passenger list of L'Amitié, in the LA censuses in which she is found, & in her burial record. 

Her husband's burial recorded, dated 14 Aug 1822, in BRDR, 4:95 (SJA-4, 50a), calls her Marie Marguerite TAMPLET.  She also died in St. James Parish.  What brought them there?  It was unusual for couples living on upper Bayou Lafourche to return to the river. 

08.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls her Marie-Magdelaine [TRAMPLE], & lists her with her parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls her Marie-Magdelaine, sa [André TRAMPLÉ's] fille, age 17, on the embarkation list, Isabel, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hija, on the debarkation list, & Marie-Magdelaine TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] daughter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:95, 686 (ASM-2, 2), her marriage record, calls her Maria Magdalena TEMPLET, calls her husband Joaquin BLANCHARD, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of St. Servan in Britany, France," his were "of St. Suliac in Britany, France," that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Carlos BROUSSARD & Calisto LANDRY. 

09.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him Olivier [TRAMPLE], & lists him with his parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him Olivier, son [André TRAMPLÉ's] fils, age 11, on the embarkation list, Olivier, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Olivier TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] son, age 11, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:686 (SGA-8, 2, #4), his death/burial record, calls him Olivier TEMPLET, age 14 years, & gives his parents' names. 

His burial was recorded at St.-Gabriel because the area around Fort Bute, north of Bayou Manchac, where his family settled, had no church of its own until 1793, when St.-Joseph Parish was created at Baton Rouge. 

10.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6L), calls him Servant [TRAMPLE], & lists him with his parents & 7 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 731-34, Family No. 861; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 93-94, Family No. 183; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 154-55, Family No. 279; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 2-3, calls him Servant, son [André TRAMPLÉ's] fils, sailor, age 15, on the embarkation list, Servando, su [Andres TRAMPLE's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Servant TEMPLÉ, his [André TEMPLÉ's] son, sailor, age 15, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 2nd Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his parents & 7 siblings; BRDR, 2:33, 686-87 (ASC-2, 47), his marriage record, calls him Servano TEMPLÉ, calls his wife Céleste AUCOIN "of St. Malo," gives his & her parents' names, says parents were "of St. Malo, France," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre AUCOIN, Pierre BLANCHARD, Joseph BREAUX, Jean ÉBERT, & Louis BLANCHARD; BRDR, 4:519 (ASM-3, 206), his death/burial record, calls him Servan TEMPLET, "age 58 yrs., of St. Servan in France, husband of Céleste OQUIN," but does not give his parents' names. 

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