APPENDICES

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

THÉRIOT

[TAY-ree-oh, TAIR-ee-oh]

ACADIA

Jean Thériot, also spelled Terriot and Thériault, perhaps from Martaizé, near Loudun, south of the Loire valley in France, born in c1601, came to Acadia by c1637 with his wife Perrine Rau or Reau, whom he had married in France in c1636.  They were among the earliest settlers in Acadia.  Jean and Perrine, ages 70 and 60 respectively, were still alive when the first Acadian census found them at Port-Royal in 1671.  They had seven children, all born at Port-Royal, including five sons who married, but only two of those sons fathered sons of their own.  Their two daughters married into the Thibodeau and Guilbeau families.  Jean's death date is unknown, but he died probably at Port-Royal before the 1686 census. 

Oldest son Claude, born in c1637, was one of the first French children born in Acadia In c1661 he married Marie, daughter of  François Gautrot and Edmée Lejeune, at Port-Royal.  They had 14 children, including three sons who married into the Richard, Landry, and Aucoin families.  Eight of their daughters married into the LeBlanc, Landry, Babin, Gaudet, Belliveau dit Blondin, Robichaud dit Niganne, Blanchard, and Richard dit Beaupré families.  Claude and Marie remained at Port-Royal, where he died in September 1725, age 88,  In the 1680s, however, his married sons had moved to the Minas Basin, among the first families to settle there. 

Jean, fils, born in c1639, married before the census of 1671 to a woman whose name has been lost to history.  Nor have the records revealed any children born to the couple.  Acadian genealogist Stephen A. White speculates that Jean "evidently settled elsewhere, as did several other children of the first colonists of Acadia."  Elsewhere could have been the St. Lawrence River valley of Canada.  

Bonaventure dit Venture, born in c1641, married Jeanne, daughter of Michel Boudrot and Michelle Aucoin, at Port-Royal in c1666.  They had four children, all daughters, three of whom married into the Gautrot, Landry, and Granger families.  Jeanne died at Port-Royal in May 1710, age 60.  Bonaventure evidently moved to the Minas Basin, where he died at Grand-Pré in May 1731, age 90.

Germain, born in c1646, married Andrée, daughter of Vincent Brun and Renée Breau, at Port-Royal in c1668.  They remained at Port-Royal and had only three children, two of them sons who married into the Pellerin and Bourg families.  Their daughter married into the Aucoin family.  Germain died at Port-Royal in the 1680s, probably in his late 30s. 

Youngest son Pierre, born in c1654, married Cécile, daughter of René Landry le jeune and Marie Bernard, at Port-Royal in c1678.  In the early 1680s, Pierre pioneered the Acadian settlement of Rivière-aux-Canards in the Minas Basin.  One historian says of Pierre:  "Being a popular and generous man he supplied wheat without interest and housed many while their homes were being built."  Pierre and Cécile had no children, but he did what he could, especially for his nephews, sons of older brother Claude, to encourage others to settle in the basin.  Pierre served as a judge at Minas, where he died in March 1725 in his early 70s, beloved by all. ...

In 1755, descendants of Jean Thériot of Martaizé could be found at Annapolis Royal; Grand-Pré, Rivière-aux-Canards, and Cobeguit in the Minas Basin; at Chignecto; and on Île Royale and Île St.-Jean in the French Maritimes. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Theriots were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  In 1765, two Thériot families reached New Orleans from Halifax.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before: 

Françoise Melanson of Minas, age 56, widow of Joseph Thériot of Cobeguit, came with four sons--Thomas, age 20, Ambroise, age 17, Paul-Hippolyte, age 14, and François-Xavier, called Xavier, age 12.  Two of her sons--Ambroise and Xavier--moved upriver to Manchac in the late 1770s or early 1780s, Thomas remained on the Lower Acadian Coast, and Paul moved to the western prairies by the 1780s, creating a western branch of the family.  Françoise remained at St.-Jacques and did not remarry. 

Joseph Thériot of Grand-Pré, age 33, came with wife Madeleine Bourgeois, age unrecorded, and two daughters--Marie-Rose, age 2, called Rose or Rosalie, and Marie, age 1.  Joseph and Madeleine had more children in Louisiana, including sons, and remained on the river. 

Descendants of Joseph THERIOT (1732-?; Jean, Claude, Germain)

Joseph, son of Jean Thériot and Madeleine Bourg, born at Grand-Pré in May 1732, escaped the British roundup of Acadians in Nova Scotia in 1755 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He married Madeleine, daughter of Pierre Bourgeois of Chignecto, in c1758.  They became prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s and came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765.  They brought two young daughters to Louisiana.  One of them, Rose, age 2, almost 3, was baptized at New Orleans in early December, so that gives an idea of when the family reached the city.  Joseph, fils and Madeleine had more children in Louisiana, including many sons, and remained at St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the Bourgeois and LeBlanc families; one of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  His youngest son settled on the western prairies, but his three older sons remained in what became St. James Parish.  During the antebellum period, a grandson and a great-grandson moved to Bayou Lafourche, and a grandson to the western prairies, but his other descendants remained in St. James Parish, where one of them became a major planter.  Grandson Michel-Éloi became a sugar planter in Terrebonne Parish; the town of Theriot in that parish, in fact, is named after Michel and his many descendants.  Grandson Jean Baptiste was one of the few Acadians to settle in Pointe Coupee Parish. 

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Oldest son Joseph III, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1768, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Berteau, at St.-Jacques in February 1797.  Their son Joseph IV was born at St.-Jacques in April 1799, Pierre le jeune near Convent, St. James Parish, in January 1809, and Jean Baptiste in October 1813.  Their daughter married into the Guidry family.  Joseph III died near Convent in October 1817; he was 49 years old. 

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Joseph IV died near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1817.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph "the son" was 19 years old when he died, but he was only 17. 

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Jean Baptiste married Rosalie Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Guidry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in September 1837.  They settled near the boundary of St. James and Ascension parishes.  Jean Baptiste remarried to Elisa, Eliza, or Elise daughter of French Creole Hubert Comes, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1840; Eliza's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Joseph Adolphe was born in Ascension Parish in February 1843 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1844, Victor Timon was born in April 1847, and Émile Laurant in September 1849 but died in Pointe Coupee Parish, age 2, in December 1851.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux and Landry families in Ascension Parish.  Jean Baptiste died in Pointe Coupee Parish in April 1853; he was only 39 years old.  He was one of the few Acadians who settled in Pointe Coupee.  A daughter was born posthumously the following August and baptized at the Donaldsonville church in September, so Jean Baptiste's widow probably returned to Ascension Parish after his death. 

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Pierre le jeune died in Ascension Parish in December 1867.  He was 58 years old.  Did he ever marry? 

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Pierre, born probably at St.-Jacques in the late 1760s or early 1770s, married Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Michel, at St.-Jacques in July 1789.  Their son Pierre, fils was born at St.-Jacques in May 1792, Michel-Éloi in July 1795, Zenon in May 1800, Étienne in August 1801, Joseph Marie at Ascension in March 1809, and Augustin or Auguste near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1816.  Their daughters married into the Caillouet, Michel, Roussel, Roy, and Welham families. 

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Pierre, fils married Marie Séraphine, daughter of French Creole Joseph Caillouet, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in January 1812; Marie's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son François was born in St. James Parish in October 1812, Augustin Célestin near Convent in August 1817, Hyacinthe Théodule in December 1826, and Thecle Valmont in September 1834.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, Courfbert de Laneuville, Dugas, Hébert, and Michel families and perhaps into the Oubre family as well; one of them settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Pierre, fils created a large plantation in St. James Parish; he held 41 slaves in 1820.  In September 1850, the federal census taker in St. James Parish counted 132 slaves on Pierre Theriot's plantation in the parish's Eastern District.  Pierre, fils died near Convent, a widower, in July 1857; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died at "age 67," but he was "only" 65. 

François married first cousin Claire Ceraline, called Ceraline, daughter of his uncle Michel Éloi Theriot, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1840.  They remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Michel Éloi married cousin Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine and Séra, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Thibodeaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1819; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of relationship in order to marry.  They settled at Lafourche Crossing on middle Bayou Lafourche before moving on to Terrebonne Parish, where Michel became a sugar planter. 

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Étienne married Marie Josephine, called Josephine, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arceneaux of Atakapas, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1822.  They moved to Lafayette Parish soon after their marriage.  Their son Pierre Sosthène, called Sosthène, was born in Lafayette Parish in September 1826.  The family returned to St. James Parish soon after the son's birth.  Étienne died near Convent, St. James Parish, in May 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Étienne was 29 years old when he died, but he was only 27.   

Sosthène married Marie Idea Désirée, called Idea, daughter of Jean Baptiste Derbes, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1845.  They settled on the river.  Their son Jean Baptiste Étienne was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in March 1852, and Pierre Louis in St. Martin Parish in July 1863.  Their daughters married into the Bruno and Ory families in St. James Parish. 

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Joseph Marie married cousin Emeranthe, called Meranthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Michel, fils, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in August 1832.  Their son Joseph, fils died near Convent, age 6 months, in April 1834, and Arthur Clément was born in November 1842.  Their daughter married into the Lafitte family. 

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Auguste married Marie Corinne, daughter of French Creole Jules Druilhet, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1846.  They followed his older brother Michel Éloi to upper Bayou Lafourche and settled in Terrebonne Parish. 

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Charles, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in 1771, died at age 2 in March 1773. 

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Fulgence, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in September 1773, probably died young. 

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Jean, born probably at St.-Jacques in c1775, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Richard, at St.-Jacques in February 1800.   Their son Jean-Paul, called Paul, was born at St.-Jacques in August 1802 but died at age 1 in October 1803, and Jean, fils was born posthumously in May 1804.  Their daughter married into the Stout family.  Jean, père died at St.-Jacques in September 1803; he was only 28 years old.  

Jean, fils married Marie Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Donat Guidry, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in May 1824.  Their child, perhaps a son, name unrecorded, died "a small child" near Convent in December 1824, a son, name unrecorded, died an infant in October 1825, Jean III was born in August 1827, Justinien or Justilien in December 1828, and Lucien in June 1830.  Their daughter married into the Himel family.  Jean, fils died near Convent in June 1833; he was only 29 years old.

Jean III married Emma, daughter of French Creole Élie Pondeville, Panville, Panvel, Panevelle, or Pandevel, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1846.  Their son Jean IV was born near Convent in March 1847 but died at age 6 1/2 in November 1853, and Joseph Louis was born in March 1864.  Their daughter married into the Caillouet family. 

Lucien married Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Benjamin Dugas, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1853.  Their son Jean Benjamin was born near Convent in August 1859. 

Justilien married cousin Eulalie, daughter of French Creole Sébastien Rome, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1855; Eulalie's mother, also, was a Guidry

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Youngest son Charles, the second with that name, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1779, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph dit Josime LeBlanc and widow of Jean Baptiste Bourgeois, at St. James in June 1804.  They joined her family in the Atakapas District later in the decade. 

Descendants of Thomas THERIOT (c1745-1807; Jean, Germain, Pierre)

Thomas, eldest son of Joseph Thériot and Françoise Melanson, born probably at Cobeguit in c1745, moved with his family to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in the late 1740s or early 1750s.  They were among the few Acadians who escaped the British roundup on the island in 1758 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, but they became prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  Thomas and three younger brothers came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 with their widowed mother and followed her to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married Agnès-Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Daigle, in April 1771.  They remained on the Acadian Coast.  Their daughters married into the Dupuis and Melançon families.  Thomas died in St. James Parish in October 1807; the priest who recorded his burial said that Thomas was "age 60  yrs." when he died; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in February 1811.  Four of his sons and a daughter joined his younger brother Paul on upper Bayou Teche.  Two of his sons moved upriver to the Baton Rouge area, but the only surviving grandson born on the river joined his cousins on Bayou Teche. 

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Oldest son Caesar, born at Ascension in November 177[1], married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in February 1800.  They moved to upper Bayou Teche. 

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Hubert, born at St.-Jacques in December 1773, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at St.-Jacques in September 1802.  Their son Hubert, fils was born probably at St. James in the early 1800s.  Their daughter married into the Lassalle family and settled on the western prairies.  Hubert died near Baton Rouge in February 1814; he was only 40 years old.  His son followed his daughter to the western prairies and settled near their cousins there. 

Hubert, fils married Marie Rosalie, daughter of Spanish Creole Antoine Romero, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1833.  They settled on lower Bayou Teche near New Iberia. 

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François-Xavier le jeune, called Xavier, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in March 1776, married Geneviève, another daughter of Joseph Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in May 1799.  They also moved to upper Bayou Teche. 

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Joseph, born at St.-Jacques in the late 1770s or early 1780s, married Rosalie, yet another daughter of Joseph Dupuis, at Atakapas on the western prairies in February 1806.  They also settled on Bayou Teche. 

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Étienne, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in January 1781, married Marie Céleste, another daughter of Joseph Landry, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in April 1809.  Their son François Élie, called Élie, was born near Baton Rouge in January 1812 but died the following August. 

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Charles, born at St.-Jacques in c1785, married Justine, daughter of French Creole Nicolas Lahure, at Ascension in June 1805; Justine's mother was a Sonnier.  They followed his brothers to upper Bayou Teche. 

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Youngest son Pierre, born at St.-Jacques in February 1787, may have died young. 

Descendants of Ambroise THERIOT (c1748-1795; Jean, Germain, Pierre)

Ambroise, second son of Joseph Thériot and Françoise Melanson, born probably at Cobeguit in c1748, moved with his family to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in the late 1740s or early 1750s.  They were among the few Acadians who escaped the British roundup on the island in 1758 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore, but they became prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  Ambroise and three of his brothers came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 with their widowed mother and followed her to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where he married Anne-Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Alexis Granger, in June 1777.  They moved upriver to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, in the late 1770s or early 1780s.  In 1785, Ambroise "organized a boucherie ... for newly arrived [Acadian] settlers at Manchac with beef he procured from Attakapas."  Some of those new settlers were his cousins who had been exiled in France.  He remarried to Élisabeth-Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Henry, at Manchac in December 1788.  Élisabeth had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, so she may have been one of the Acadian girls at Ambroise's boucherie.  Ambroise died at Manchac in August 1794; he was only 47 years old.  Only one of his sons created a family of his own, and settled in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

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Older son Jean-Charles, by his father's second wife, born at Manchac in November 1789, may have died young. 

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Younger son Ambroise, fils, by his second wife, born at Manchac in March 1791, married Marie Élisabeth, called Élisabeth, daughter of Frenchman Daniel Provinché, at Baton Rouge in August 1810; Élisabeth's mother was a Daigre.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Ambroise Maximilien was born in June 1811.  Their daughter married into the Pujol family.  Ambroise, fils remarried to Constance Élisabeth, called Elise and Odelise, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Daigre, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in October 1816.  They remained in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son Jean Fergus was born in November 1817, Zenon Rémi in May 1821, and Lazeren in July 1829.  Their daughters married into the Bareyre, Billard, Lopez, Marr or Mary, Mathews, and Pujol families.  Ambroise, fils died near Baton Rouge in March 1857; he was 66 years old. 

Descendants of François-Xavier THERIOT (c1753-; Jean, Germain, Pierre)

François-Xavier, called Xavier, fourth and youngest son of Joseph Thériot and Françoise Melanson, born probably on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in c1753, escaped the British roundup on the island in 1758 and found refuge on the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He and his family became prisoners of war in Nova Scotia in the early 1760s.  Xavier and three older brothers came to Louisiana from Halifax via St.-Domingue in 1765 with their widowed mother and followed her to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques.  Xavier married Anne-Charlotte, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Mouton, probably at St.-Jacques in the 1780s.  He and his wife followed his older brother Ambroise upriver to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where Spanish officials counted him in late 1792.  They settled in what became West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughters married into the Blanchard, De La Croix, Hébert, and Trahan families, and two of them settled on the western prairies.  Only one of Xavier's sons created a family of his own, and settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  

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Older son Pierre-Louis, born at St.-Jacques in February 1790, probably died young. 

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Younger son François, fils, born at St.-Jacques in March 1792, married Marie Ursule, called Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Trahan, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in September 1816.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their son François III was born in March 1821.  They also had a son named Treville, unless he was François III.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Carmona, Chevalier, LeBlanc, and Prendergast families.  François, fils died in West Baton Rouge Parish probably in February 1829; he was only 37 years old. 

Treville married Marie Louise, daughter of Jean Baptiste Baune, Bonn, or Bonne, at the Baton Rouge church, East Baton Rouge Parish, in November 1848; Marie's mother was a Guidry.  Their son François was born near Baton Rouge in October 1850 but died at age 2 1/2 in June 1853, Olivier Philippe in August 1858, and John Edward in February 1867. 

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In September 1766, two Thériot wives came to Louisiana in the first contingent of Acadian exiles from Maryland.  Like the 1765 arrivals from Halifax, they, too, went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river:

Anne Thériot of Grand-Pré, age 34, widow of Joseph Babin, came with three children, ages 21, 18, and 17.  They remained on the river at St.-Jacques and Ascension.  Anne died at Ascension in April 1780, in her late 50s. 

Marie Thériot, age 30, came with husband Pierre Melanson, age 36, and four children, ages 16 to 5.  Marie remarried to Amand, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Prejean and widower of Madeleine Martin, at nearby Ascension in c1773.  They moved to the Attakapas District. 

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In July 1767, two more Thériot wives came to Louisiana from Maryland with the second contingent of Acadians from that colony.  They had hoped to join relatives at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, but Spanish officials, now in full control of the colony, refused to let them go there.  Governor Ulloa sent them to the new settlement of St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, also called St.-Gabriel de Manchac, on the river above Cabanocé.  The Maryland Acadians agreed to the arrangement when they realized that St.-Gabriel was so close to Cabanocé.  

Marguerite Thériot of Grand-Pré, age 58, came with husband René Blanchard, age 66, and an 18-year-old daughter.  They remained at St.-Gabriel. 

Marie Thériot, age 40, came with husband Bonaventure LeBlanc, age 40, and six children, ages 16 to 4.  They also remained at St.-Gabriel  

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The largest contingent of Thériots who emigrated to Louisiana came 20 years after the first of their kinsmen arrived.  Half a dozen families and various wives and individuals--32 Thériots in all--reached New Orleans aboard five of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Among them was Olivier Térriot, the shoemaker from Nantes, who helped organize the Seven Ships expedition.  He and some of his fellow exiles chose to settle on the river: 

Olivier Thériot, who preferred to spell his name Terriot, age 30, crossed with wife Marie Aucoin, age 32, three children--Olivier-Marie, age 7, Jean-Toussaint, age 2, and newborn Martina, or Martine, who was born either aboard ship or in New Orleans soon after the family reached the colony--and younger brother Jean-Charles, age 20.  Olivier, who more than any other Acadian was responsible for hundreds of his fellow exiles coming to Louisiana, was chosen as one of the five leaders on the La Bergère expedition, which reached New Orleans in August.  He took his family to Ascension, where he and his wife had more children, including sons.  Brother Jean-Charles settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.

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Three Thériot families, one led by a widow, and a number of Thériot wives, widows, and individuals--over half of the Thériots who came from France--crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans from St.-Malo in December.  They chose to go to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but none of them remained there.  In the early 1790s, after a series of hurricanes decimated the bayou settlement, most of the Acadians at Bayou des Écores abandoned the community and moved just downriver to Baton Rouge and Manchac or to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Amazingly, no new family lines came from any of the Theriots who came to the colony aboard La Ville d'Archangel

Jean-Jacques Thériot of Grand-Pré, age 57, a widower, crossed with five daughters--Geneviève-Catherine, age 21, Marie-Josèphe, age 19, Jeanne-Marie, age 14, Rosalie-Pauline, age 12, and Marguerite-Pérrine, age 6.  Jean-Jacques did not remarry.  He and his daughters settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, and then farther downriver at Ascension, before some of them moved out to the western prairies.  Two of his daughters married into the Dupuis and Kling families.  Jean-Jacques died at Manchac in August 1790; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jean-Jacques was 60 years old when he died, but he was 62.  Marie-Josèphe, wife of Firmin Dupuis, died in Ascension Parish in December 1822; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 60 years old when she died, but she was only 57. 

Marguerite Thériot, age 57, crossed with husband Jean-Baptiste Aucoin, age 66, and fives children, ages 27 to 11.  They settled at Baton Rouge and on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Marguerite-Josèphe Thériot, age 50, crossed with husband Charles Henry, age 49, her mother Françoise Guérin of Cobeguit, age 75, widow of Francois Thériot, sister Marie Thériot, age 52, and three Henry children, ages 22, 18, and 17.  They settled at Baton Rouge and on upper Bayou Lafourche.

Marie-Geneviève, called Geneviève, Thériot, age 50, crossed with husband Simon Aucoin, age 53, and four daughters, ages 24 to 11.  They settled at Baton Rouge and on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Rosalie Thériot, age 45, crossed with husband Alexandre Aucoin, age 45, and three children, ages 20 to 4.  They settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, where Rosalie remarried to Simon-Pierre, son of fellow Acadian Olivier Daigre and widow of Marie-Madeleine Theriot and Anne Michel, in January 1788. 

Marie Thériot, age 42, widow of Joseph Comeau, crossed with five children, ages 19 to 6.  The ones who survived the crossing from France settled at Baton Rouge. 

Anne Thériot of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 40, crossed with husband Ambroise Dupuis of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 43, and two children, ages 18 and 8.  They settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge. 

Jean-Baptiste Thériot, age 39, crossed with wife Anne-Angélique Briand, age 42, a Frenchwoman, and son Jean-Baptiste, fils, age 13.  Jean-Baptiste, fils went to upper Bayou Lafourche but may not have married. 

Another Anne Thériot, this one age 36, widow of Joseph Granger, crossed with four children and two stepchildren, ages 20 to 6.  They settled at Baton Rouge, where Anne remarried to an Italian in May 1790.  She died at Baton Rouge in February 1808; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 56 years old when she died. 

Anne-Josèphe Henry, age 33, widow of Théodore Thériot, crossed with daughter Anne-Angélique, called Angélique, age 5.  Anne-Josèphe remarried to fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Boudreaux probably at Manchac in February 1786 and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, where daughter Angélique married into the Julien family.  One wonders if they went first to Bayou des Écores or if they went directly to Manchac from New Orleans. 

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Most of the new family lines created by the Thériots who came from France in 1785 arose on upper Bayou Lafourche, but one notable member of the family settled on the river and created a vigorous line there: 

Descendants of Olivier THERIOT (c1755-1829; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jacques)

Olivier, elder son of Étienne Thériot and his first wife Hélène Landry of Minas, born probably on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in c1755, survived the terrible crossing to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships in 1758-59.  He lived with his family at Pleudihen, near St.-Malo, from 1759 to 1772.  In 1770, at age 15, he studied for the priesthood, mastering Latin, likely under the notorious Abbé Jean-Louis Le Loutre.  Olivier ended his studies in 1772, probably after the death of the abbé in September of that year, and returned to his father's household.  By 1775, he was living in St.-Sébastien Parish, Nantes, working as a shoemaker.  He married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Aucoin of Minas, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, in July 1777.  Marie had been born probably at Minas in c1753, was exiled with her family to Virginia in 1755, deported to England in 1756, and repatriated to France in May 1763.  She, too, had lived in the St.-Malo area, at St.-Servan, and had followed her family to Poitou in the early 1770s as part of an ill-fated settlement scheme there.  The Aucoins had retreated from Poitou to Nantes in March 1776 with other disgruntled Acadians.  Marie probably met Olivier soon after her family settled at Nantes.  In the early 1780s, at great risk to himself and his family, Olivier worked with French nobleman Henri-Marie Peyroux de la Coudrenière and French and Spanish officials to organize the Seven Ships expedition.  The principal historian of that enterprise wrote of Olivier:  "[Don Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, Count] Aranda [the Spanish ambassador to France who was in charge of the Seven Ships enterprise] gave no credit to Oliv[i]er Térrio, the Acadian shoemaker of Nantes.  Yet to him, more than to anyone, is due the credit for having animated the Acadians.  For two years he neglected his shoe shop.  His family suffered much from poverty, for he had gone bankrupt and could not meet his debts in order to leave France.  His friends had to help him to migrate to Louisiana.  His efforts were truly tireless, and without his unselfish devotion to the cause neither Peyroux nor D'Asprés [a French official] would have registered 1,596 volunteers for Louisiana."  Olivier was chosen as one of the five leaders aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which left Paimboeuf, the port of Nantes, in May 1785 and reached New Orleans in mid-August; with him and his family was younger brother Jean-Charles.  Olivier's wife Marie gave birth to their third child, a daughter, probably aboard ship; the girl was baptized at New Orleans soon after the ship reached the city; Olivier and Marie called their daughter Martina, or Martine, after her godfather, Louisiana's Intendant Martin Navarro, who treated the Acadians so kindly.  Olivier took his family to Ascension on the river above New Orleans.  He and Marie had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  Their daughters married into the Breaux and Landry families.  In 1792, Olivier sued his former associate, Henri Peyroux de la Coudrenière, now commandant of the Spanish post at Ste.-Geneviève, Illinois (present-day Missouri), "for having failed to keep his solemn promise of mutual assistance, 'of sharing his last piece of bread with him,'" but Governor Carondelet, then in need of Peyroux's services at Philadelphia, evidently dismissed the suit.  In March 1798, Olivier petitioned the Spanish authorities, pleading poverty and asking for what was due him.  Olivier died in Ascension Parish in September 1829, a widower; he was 75 years old.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial noted in the parish register that Olivier "lived in this State for many years and ... takes with him the regrets of all the parish."  No one, not even the Acadian resistance fighter, Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil, contributed as much as the humble shoemaker from Nantes in making Louisiana a refuge for Acadians.  Three of Olivier's six sons created families of their own and settled in Ascension and St. James parishes.  Daughter Martine, whose birth had coincided with the family's arrival in Louisiana and who married Alexandre Breaux, died in Ascension Parish in September 1848, age 63--among the last of the Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join our ancestors. 

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Oldest son Olivier-Marie, born at St.-Jacques, Nantes, France, in July 1778, died in Ascension Parish in September 1847; he was 69 years old.  The Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial called him Marie Olivier.  Did Olivier Marie ever marry? 

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Jean-Toussaint, called Jean-Jean, born at St.-Jacques, Nantes, France, in November 1783, married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Athanase Landry, at Ascension in February 1807.  Their son Jean Baptiste was born in Ascension Parish in December 1812.  Their daughters married into the Comstock and Landry families, and one of them settled in St. Martin Parish.  Jean remarried to cousin Françoise Arthémise, called Arthémise, daughter of fellow Acadian Amand Gautreaux, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1821; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of relationship in order to marry.  Their son Jean Narcisse, called J. Narcisse and Narcisse, was born in Ascension Parish in September 1823, and Olivier Aristide, called Aristide, in April 1825.  Jean, called Jeanjean by the recording priest, died in Ascension Parish in November 1830; he was only 47 years old. 

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Jean Baptiste, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marie Élisabeth, Élise, or Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Richard, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1834; Marie's mother, also, was a Landry.  Their son Joseph Enau was born in Ascension Parish in November 1843, and Jean Émile in May 1846 but died in July.  Their daughters married into the Landry and LeBlanc families. 

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Aristide, by his father's second wife, married Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Bénoni Mire, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in October 1844.  Their son, a "small child," perhaps Joseph Numa, born in Ascension Parish in May 1850, died in June 1851, Jean Olivier was born in September 1852, James Narcisse in March 1855 but died at age 7 in July 1862, Louis Aristide was born in October 1859, Pierre Nestor in December 1861, and Albert Nicolas, called Nicolas, in September 1864 but died at age 1 in October 1865.  Their daughter married into the Lanoux family. 

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Jean Narcisse, by his father's second wife, though only in his mid-20s, was editor of Le Vigilant, a bi-weekly, bi-lingual newspaper published in Donaldsonville, during the late 1840s.  In February 1848, he served as a delegate to the Whig Party convention in New Orleans that supported Louisiana resident General Zachary Taylor for the presidency.  J. Narcisse married Françoise Nathalie, called Nathalie, daughter of French Creole Patrice Bethencourt, at the Donaldsonville church in January 1849.  Their son Jean Thomas was born in Ascension Parish in November 1849, and Bruno Faso in October 1852.  Interestingly, a succession record for Narcisse Theriot had been filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in June 1843; he would have been age 21 that year.  If this was him, one wonders when, and why, he left the river for the western prairies.  As his editorship of the Donaldsonville paper and his marriage record reveal, if he did leave Ascension Parish by the early 1840s, he soon returned.  He died in Ascension Parish in November 1852, only 29 years old. 

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Valentin, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in May 1788, died the following August. 

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Valentin, the second with the name, born at Ascension in November 1789, married Marguerite Justine, called Justine, daughter of fellow Acadian Béloni Landry, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in February 1817.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Leroy families.  Valentin remarried to Marie Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Melançon and widow of Zenon Arceneaux, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in February 1826.  They settled near Convent.  Their son Léon Étienne was born in November 1828, Édouard, also called Éloi, was born in December 1831 but died at age 2 1/2 in September 1834, and Jean le jeune was born in September 1833 but died at age 1 in October 1834.  Valentin died in Ascension Parish in December 1850; he was 61 years old. 

Léon Étienne, by his father's second wife, married Marie Félicité, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Babin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1850, and remarried to cousin Euphrasie or Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Melançon, at the Convent church in October 1854.  Their son Léon, fils died near Convent, age 8 days, in October 1855, Joseph Arsène in December 1860, Jean Baptiste Félix, called Félix, in June 1863 but died at age 2 in July 1865, and Joseph Willis was born in October 1865. 

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Isidore, born at Ascension in November 1791, died in Ascension Parish in October 1809.  He was only 18 years old and did not marry. 

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Youngest son Jacques-Fernand or -Ferdinand, called Ferdinand, born at Ascension in January 1794, married Marie Aspasie, called Aspasie, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Raymond Braud, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1825.  Their son Savinien Octave, called Octave, was born in Ascension Parish in October 1827, and Edward Séverin in February 1833.  Their daughters married into the Dugas and Gaudet families.  Ferdinand remarried to Eugènie Mathilde, daughter of French Creole Pierre Arrieux and widow of Jérôme Dugas, at the Donaldsonville church in May 1841.  Ferdinand, described as "chantre of this church," died in Ascension Parish in April 1859; he was 65 years old. 

Octave married Spanish Creole Nezida, Nisida, or Nizida Vives at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in January 1857.  Their son Jean Ferdinand was born in Ascension Parish in May 1859, Octave Louis or Louis Octave in March 1861 but died at age 2 in February 1863, Henri Allen was born in July 1866, Antoine William in September 1868, and Joseph Victor in September 1870.

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During the early antebellum period, in a reversal of the usual Acadian settlement pattern, a Theriot from Bayou Teche moved to the river and settled near his cousins in West Baton Rouge Parish, but his line of the family probably did not survive:

Descendants of Joseph THERIOT (1788-1824; Jean, Germain, Pierre, Joseph)

Joseph, eldest son of Paul-Hippolyte Theriot and Françoise-Gertrude Guillot of La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche, born at La Pointe in March 1788, married Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Breaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish, in November 1817.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Their daughter married into the Comeaux family.  Joseph died in West Baton Rouge Parish in May 1824; he was only 36 years old.  His only son died as an infant only month's before Joseph died, so this line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him. 

Joseph, fils, baptized at the Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, age 8 months, in November 1823, died 3 days after his baptism. 

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Other THERIOTs on the River

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

Joseph Theriot married Marguerite Melançon and settled near St.-Gabriel by the early 1790s. 

Marie Rose Theriot, wife of John McLean, died in Ascension Parish in August 1825, age 50. 

Alezima Theriot's newborn son, name unrecorded, died in Ascension Parish in October 1836.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Henot, son of Jean Baptiste Theriot, died in Ascension Parish, age unrecorded, in August 1846. The Donaldsonville priest who recorded Henot's burial did not give his mother's name or mention a wife. 

Joseph Theriot died near Convent, St. James Parish, in August 1847.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Pierre's parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

Eliza Theriot married Ernest LeBlanc at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in July 1857.  The priest who recorded the marriage did give the couple's parents' names. 

Helena Theriot married first cousin Justilien Oubre at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in June 1861; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Lucien Beauregard Theriot died near Convent, St. James Parish, age 3 years, 2 months, in August 1864.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Alfred Theriot married Julienne Bouch, perhaps Bush, and settled near Convent, St. James Parish, by the late 1860s. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

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

Jeanne-Anne Thériot, age 60, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  With here were husband Jean-Baptiste Aucoin, age 71, and a 19-year-old daughter.  Jeanne-Anne died a widow at Assumption in September 1798; she was 73 years old. 

Jacques Thériot, age 25, a brother of Olivier Térriot, crossed on La Bergère with wife Françoise Guérin, age 24, and infant daughter Françoise-Élisabeth.  They may have lived at Ascension on the river near brother Olivier before moving to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s. 

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Marie-Madeleine Thériot, age 72, widow of Charles Benoit, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With her were daughter Françoise Benoit, age 40, Françoise's husband Honoré Carret of Pigiguit, age 56, Françoise and Honoré's 15-year-old son, and a 14-year-old Benoit orphan.  One wonders if Marie-Madeleine survived the crossing from France. 

Pierre Thériot of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 42, a widower, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with 15-year-old son Pierre-Marie.  Pierre remarried twice at Lafourche, first to fellow Acadian Marie Daigle, widow of Jean-Baptiste Boudreaux, in September 1786, and then to fellow Acadian Luce Breaux, widow of Athanase Bourg, in June 1790, but his middle-aged wives gave him no more children.  Son Pierre-Marie settled on the upper bayou. 

Osite-Perpétué, called Rosa and Rose, Thériot, age 25, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Jean Garnier of Sai, Switzerland, age 34, whose original name was Christian Spiger, and two infant daughters.  Osite-Perpétué remarried to Frenchman Jean Mallet or Maillet at New Orleans in April 1786, so her first husband must have died soon after they reached the colony, if he survived the crossing.  She and her new husband settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Osite Perpétué died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1823; the Thibodauxville priest who recorded her burial said that Rosita Perpétué, as he called her, was 60 years old when she died, but she was 63. 

Another Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, Thériot, this one age 20 and Osite-Perpétué's sister, crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Firmin-Charles Thibodeau, age 25, and two children, ages 2 and newborn.  Madeleine remarried to a Gautreaux at Lafourche in February 1793. 

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Marie-Josèphe Thériot of Cobeguit, age 65, widow of Honoré Girouard, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were two grown daughters, ages 38 and 23, who settled at nearby St.-Gabriel and on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Joseph Thériot, age 27, crossed alone on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December, but his wife, Marie-Anastasie Aucoin, age 26, was waiting for him at New Orleans.  She had crossed on La Bergère

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The Theriots from France created a second center of family settlement on Bayou Lafourche: 

Descendants of Jacques THERIOT (1760-1836; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jacques)

Jacques, second son of Étienne Thériot and his first wife Hélène Landry, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in June 1760, married fellow Acadian Francoise Guérin probably at Nantes in c1784.  With an infant daughter, they followed his older brother Olivier to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, where they had more children, including sons.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux, Bergeron, Bourg, Delaune, and Tardif families.  Jacques died in Assumption Parish in April 1836; the priest who recorded his burial said that Jacques was 78 years old when he died, but he was 76. 

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Oldest son Jacques, fils, baptized at Ascension, age unrecorded, in April 1787, married Élisabeth, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Foret, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1814.  Their son Raymond Hippolyte was born in Assumption Parish in February 1816, Édouard Joseph in September 1817, Zenon Théodule in January 1820, and Joseph in January 1822.  They moved down-bayou to Lafourche Interior Parish.  Their daughter married into the Laborde family.  Jacques, fils died in Assumption Parish in October 1850; he was 64 years old. 

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Zenon married Alexandrine, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne LeBlanc, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1839.  Their son Désiré was born in Assumption Parish in December 1840 but died at age 11 months in November 1841, Joseph Ulysse, called Ulysse, was born in March 1848, Vincent Léon or Léo, called Léo, in November 1849, Valéry in October 1852, and Damas in October 1854.  They settled near Labadieville by the mid-1850s. 

Ulysse married Estelina, daughter of Anaclet Labit, at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in July 1868.  Their son Henry Théophile was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1869. 

Léo married Carmelite, daughter of Spanish Creole Antoine Sanchez and widow of Alexandre Daigre, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1869. 

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Joseph died in Assumption Parish in March 1843.  He was only 21 years old and did not marriage. 

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François, born at Ascension in September 1789, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Fabien Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1810.  Their twin sons François Gédéon and Eusilien Narcisse were born in Assumption Parish in March 1815, and Théodule Léonce in April 1817 but died at age 8 in September 1825.  Their daughters married into the Daigle and Foret families.  Francois died in Assumption Parish in September 1825; he was only 36 years old. 

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François Gédéon died in Assumption Parish in August 1832.  He was only 17 years old. 

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Eusilien married Marie Melasie or Mélanie, daughter of André Karne, Kerne, Cane, or Querne, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1837.  Their son Joseph Origine or Onésime, called Onésime, was born in Assumption Parish in February 1840, Hippolyte Eusilien in August 1841, twins Joseph Camille, called Camille, and Émile Amédée in April 1843 but Émile died at age 4 1/2 in October 1847, Drausin Enaud or Enau, called Eno, was born near Paincourtville in January 1845, Édouard Nichols or Nicols in April 1846, Jean Claiborne in May 1851, Elphége Anatole, called Anatole, in March 1853 but died at age 11 1/2 in October 1864, and Joseph was born in August 1855.  Their daughter married into the Landry family. 

Onésime married Eremise, daughter of Sarasin Marois, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1861; Eremise's mother was a LeBlanc.

Eno married Evelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Avantine Dugas, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1867. 

Camille married Anaïse, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1868.  Their son Joseph Domingue was born near Paincourtville in December 1868. 

Édouard Nichols died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in July 1870.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who gave only the father's name, said that Nicols, as he called him, died at "age 24 years."  Did he marry?    

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Édouard, born at Ascension in September 1791, married Marie, daughter of Italian Creole Pierre Cancienne, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1817; Marie's mother was a Landry.  Their son Édouard Étienne was born in Assumption Parish in November 1817, and Joseph Ferdinand, called Ferdinand, in May 1825.  Édouard, père died in Assumption Parish in October 1827; he was only 36 years old. 

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Édouard Étienne married Mélanie, daughter of fellow Acadian Isaac Hébert, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1846.  Their son William Lazare was born in Assumption Parish in November 1847, and Jme. Feling in September 1850.  Édouard remarried to cousin Azélie Cancienne probably in Assumption Parish in the early 1850s.  Their son Émile Désiré was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in June 1855, Jean Pierre died at age 1 month in December 1856, Pierre Déomone was born in April 1862, and a son, name and age unrecorded, died in April 1865.  Édouard Étienne died near Plattenville in May 1868; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said  that Édouard died at "age 50 years"; Édouard Étienne would have been that age. 

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Joseph Ferdinand died in Assumption Parish in July 1853.  He was only 28 years old.  One wonders if he married.   

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Youngest son Étienne, born at Assumption in September 1793, died at age 5 in December 1798. 

Descendants of Jean-Charles THERIOT (1765-1810s or 1820s; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jacques)

Jean-Charles, sometimes called Charles, third and youngest son of Étienne Thériot and his first wife Hélène Landry, born at Pleudihen, France, near St.-Malo, in February 1765, crossed to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed his older brothers to Lafourche, where he married cousin Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Hilaire Landry, in February 1786.  Madeleine also had come to Louisiana, with her widowed mother, aboard La Bergère.  They lived on upper Bayou Lafourche before moving down into the Terrebonne country.  Their daughters married into the Cheramie, Landry, and Martin families.  A succession record for sale of land was filed in Jean Charles's name at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1817; he would have been in his late 50s that year.  Succession inventory records for Jean Charles Theriot, probably him and not his son Jean Charles, fils, were filed at the Houma courthouse in May 1828 and the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1830. 

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Oldest son Jean-Charles, fils, called Charles, born at Lafourche in June 1788, married German Creole Dorcasse, Dorcaste, Dorla, Hortense, Lorcas, Ordazie, or Porcasse Schweitzer, probably in a civil ceremony in Assumption or Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1810s, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1822.  Their son Charles, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1817, Pierre Martial, called Martial, in July 1822, Evariste in November 1826, Jean Honoré, called Honoré, in January 1831, and Édouard Ferdinand, called Ferdinand, in May 1833.  They also had a son named Ulysse.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Bouvier, LeBoeuf, and Naquin families.  Jean Charles died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1845; he was 56 years old; his succession record was filed at the Thibodeaux courthouse in August. 

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Martial married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Hippolyte Naquin, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish, and sanctified the marriage at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1848; Martial's sister Émeline married Céleste's brother Maximin Jean.  Martial and Céleste's son Hermogène Ovide or Ovile, called Ovile, was born in Terrebonne Parish in January 1850, Treville Wilfred in July 1852, Michel Courville near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in December 1855, Éloi Martial Numa in Terrebonne Parish in December 1857, and Lazar Marcel in February 1863.  Their daughter married into the Pelegrin or Peregrin family. 

Ovile married Pauline, daughter of Louis Brunet, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1869.  Their son Ulysse Julien was born near Montegut in November 1870. 

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Charles, fils married Anne Marie Thérèse, daughter of Anglo-American John Cuningham, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1843.  Their son Lucien Carville was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1843.  Charles, fils remarried to Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Blanchard, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1865; he was in his late 40s at the time of the wedding. 

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Honoré married Marie, daughter of French Creole Valère Badeaux, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1853.  Their son Clairville was born near Lockport in February 1858, Louis Antoine near Raceland in January 1863, and Ulysse Célestin in September 1865 but died at age 2 in September 1867. 

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Ferdinand married Antoinette, daughter of Spanish Creole Bartholomé Barrios, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1855; Antoinette's mother was a Doucet.  Their son Onésippe was born near Lockport in February 1856, Joseph Gratien in December 1859, and Félicien in December 1867. 

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Ulysse may have died near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in November 1863.  If so, he would have been only 26 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

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Jacques-Tourville, called Tourville, born at Assumption in January 1796, married French Creole Mélicère Henriette or Henriette Mélicère Terrebonne probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1820s.  They settled in Lafourche Interior Parish before moving to Chenière Caminada on the Gulf coast.  Their son Célestin Stephanie[sic] was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1824, Joseph Firmin, called Firmin, in March 1825, and Léon in February 1832.  Their daughters married into the Collin and Coucheto families. 

Firmin married cousin Rosalie Azema, called Azema, daughter of French Creole Étienne Terrebonne, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1848 and settled near Raceland.  Their son Augustin was born near Lockport in February 1865, and Léon le jeune in January 1868. 

Léon may have married cousin Henriette Terrebonne (which, strangely enough, was his own mother's name).  Their son Victor Léon was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in March 1864. 

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Furcy, also called Jules, born probably at Assumption in the late 1790s, married Marie Sidonise, daughter of French Creole Paul Autin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1819.  Their son Louis Furcy was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in November 1823, Séraphin in January 1828, Paul in November 1828, Benjamin Philippe in August 1833, Jean Charles le jeune in June 1835, and Désiré in May 1840.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Falgout, and Tardif families. 

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Louis Furcy married Zéolide, Zélide, or Zélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Étienne Hébert, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1846.  Their son Louis, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1847, Azaël near Raceland in December 1857, Paul in September 1862, and Clément in January 1865.  Their daughters married into the Gervais and Pertuit families.  

Louis, fils married Victorine, daughter of French Creole Pierre Rivette, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1869.  Their son Louis Apollinaire was born near Raceland in February 1870.

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Séraphin married Marguerite Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Placide Foret, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1849.  Their son Michel Cyprien was born near Raceland in August 1850, Louis in February 1859, Octave in February 1861 but died at age 2 in March 1863, and Joseph Pierre was born in April 1869. 

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Paul married Marie Célestine, called Célestine, daughter of French Creole Evariste Monte or Montet, at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1855.  Their son Paul Augustin was born near Raceland in October 1858, and Louis Joseph in March 1864. 

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Désiré married Mathilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Sosthène Bourgeois, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in February 1869.

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Youngest son Louis Lazare, born at Ascension in September 1805, married French Creole Anne Dupré probably in Lafourche Interior Parish in the 1820s.  Their son Louis Hippolyte was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1829. 

Descendants of Joseph THERIOT (c1758-1798; Jean, ?)

Joseph, son of perhaps Jean-Charles Thériot and Marie Boudrot, born perhaps in England in c1758, became a sailor in France.  He married cousin Marie-Anastasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Aucoin of Grand-Pré, in France in c1783; Marie-Anastasie's mother was a Thériot.  In 1785, Marie-Anastasie came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, with her family.  Joseph followed on La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December; he may have taken the latter ship to look after his widowed mother.  Joseph and Marie-Anastasie went to upper Bayou Lafourche, where their children were born.  Their daughters married into the Cancienne and Theriot families.  Joseph died at Assumption in February 1798; he was only 40 years old.  He and his wife had no sons, at least none who appear in local church records, so this line of the family, except for its blood, probably died with him. 

Descendants of Pierre-Marie THERIOT (1769-1854; Jean, Claude, Claude, fils, Cyprien)

Pierre-Marie, son of Pierre Thériot and his first wife Élisabeth Trahan, born at Morlaix, France, in July 1769, crossed with his widowed father to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed him to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Pierre-Marie married Anne-Marie-Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Hébert, in February 1792.  Anne, born near St.-Malo, France, had come to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Arceneaux, Aucoin, Bourg, Gautreaux, Hernandez, and Ozelet families.  Pierre Marie died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in June 1854; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre Marie died at "age 90 years," but he was "only" 84--one of the last of the Acadian immigrants in Louisiana to join our ancestors.  Four of his sons created families of their own and settled in Assumption Parish.  One of his grandsons moved to lower Bayou Teche during the late antebellum period, but his other descendants remained on Bayou Lafourche. 

1

Oldest son Ambroise-Bernard, born probably at Lafourche in c1792, married Marie Modeste, daughter of fellow Acadian François Barrilleaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1816.  Their son Joseph Siméon, called Siméon, was born in Assumption Parish in March 1823, Ferdinand Sylvanie in October 1827, and Jean Baptiste in January 1831.  Their daughters married into the Frillou or Frioux, Ofnand, Thibodeaux, and Verret families.  Ambroise died in Assumption Parish in October 1840; he was only 48 years old.  Two of his sons and a daughter settled on the lower Atchafalaya or on lower Bayou Teche, but another son remained in Assumption Parish. 

1a

Siméon married Olympe, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Dupuis, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1846.  Their son Olésime was born near Paincourtville in May 1850.  Their daughter married into the Broussard family on lower Bayou Teche.  Siméon and Olymphe were living near Pierre Part by 1860. 

1b

Jean Baptiste married Louisa or Louise, daughter of Spanish Creole Pierre Mendoza, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in July 1852.  They remained on lower Bayou Teche. 

1c

Ferdinand Sylvanie married Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Filbert Friou, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1853, and remarried to Marie Myrthe, called Myrthe, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Hébert, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1858.  They moved to the Brashear, now Morgan, City area, on the lower Atchafalaya, either on the eve of or soon after the War Between the States.  Their son Joseph Telesphore was born near Brashear City in December 1867, and Joseph Eugène in March 1870.  Their daughter married into the Pontiff family. 

2

Charles-Célestin, called Célestin, born at Assumption in November 1795, married Marie Euphrosine, called Euphrosine, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Benoit Gautreaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1817.  Their son Pierre Célestin was born in Assumption Parish in May 1819, Juvien Joseph, called Joseph, in November 1821, and Honoré Constant in August 1828.  They also had a son named Joseph Firmin, called Firmin.  Célestin remarried to Elise or Elisa Lucille, daughter of fellow Acadian Rémi Hébert, at the Plattenville church in December 1832.  Their son Valière was born in Assumption Parish in November 1835 but died at age 8 1/2 in August 1844, Étienne Dorville was born in September 1839, Joseph Séverin in August 1842, and Jean Baptiste Zéphirin, a twin, in January 1845.  They also had a son named Arsène.  Their daughter married into the Prevot family. 

2a

Joseph, by his father's first wife, married Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Templet, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in September 1845. 

2b

Pierre, by his father's first wife, married cousin Elisa or Elise, daughter of Joseph Theriot, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1846.  Their son Célestin Joseph was born near Paincourtville in December 1846, Jean Baptiste Cléonville in October 1850, Joseph Terasin in June 1852, and Emerant in February 1855.  Their daughter married into the Hue family. 

2c

Firmin, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Carmelite, daughter of his uncle Joseph Gilbert Theriot, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1850; they had to secure a dispensation for second degree of consanguinity in order to marry.  Their daughter married into the Mabile family.  Did Firmin father any sons? 

2d

Honoré, by his father's first wife, married Louisa or Louise, daughter of Auguste Cedotal, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in March 1853; Louisa's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Joseph Camille was born near Pierre Part in May 1859. 

2e

Arsène, by his father's second wife, married first cousin Carmelite, daughter of his uncle Joseph Gilbert Theriot and widow of his half brother Firmin, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1856. 

3

Louis, born at Assumption in September 1797, died in October. 

4

Joseph-Gilbert, born at Assumption in May 1801, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Fabien Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1822.  Their son Ambroise Gédéon was born in Assumption Parish in November 1827, Apollinaire Léon, called Polinaire, in November 1832, Charles François in October 1835, and Joseph Séraphin or Zéphirin, called Zéphirin, in December 1837.  Their daughters married into the Templet and Theriot families. 

4a

Apollinaire Léon married cousin Telcide or Tercide, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Aucoin, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in April 1854.  Their son Joseph Veuillot was born in Assumption Parish in February 1855, and Joseph Aurelien near Brashear City, now Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, in March 1865.  They were living near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in 1867 but were back near Brashear City two years later. 

4b

Zéphirin married Anathalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Hébert, at the Pierre Part church, Assumption Parish, in May 1859.

5

Constant Mathurin, born at Assumption in February 1805, married Marie Doralise, called Doralise, Arceneaux probably in Assumption Parish in the 1820s.  Their son Pierre Lucien was born in Assumption Parish in March 1831, Joseph le jeune died , age unrecorded, in July 1835, Siméon Olésiphore, perhaps also Onésiphore, was born in May 1842, Joseph Jean Baptiste, called Jean Baptiste and Baptiste, near Paincourtville in September 1844, and Joseph Adrien in October 1849.  Their daughters married into the Coupelle, Dupuis, and Sanchez families.  Constant died near Paincourtville in April 1855; he was only 50 years old.  One of his sons settled on lower Bayou Teche after the War Between the States. 

5a

Jean Baptiste married Eugénie, daughter of Emmanuel Delouky, Delsuky, or Derouky, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in January 1868.  They settled near Patoutville, now Lydia, Iberia Parish, a little farther up Bayou Teche. 

5b

Siméon Olésiphore may have died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in January 1868.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Onésiphore, as he called him, died at "age 25 years."  Siméon Olésiphore would have been been that age.  Did he marry? 

6

Ursin died in Assumption Parish in 1828.  The priest who recorded his burial gave Ursin's parents' names but not his age at the time of his death, nor did the priest mention a wife. 

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After the Acadians abandoned Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, in the early 1790s, some of them, including Theriots, moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche, but no new family lines came of it:

Marie-Geneviève Theriot, widow of Simon Aucoin, died at Assumption in July 1799, in her mid-60s. 

Jean-Baptiste THERIOT, fils (c1772-?; Jean, ?)

Jean-Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste Thériot and his French wife Anne-Angélique Briand, was born in France in c1772.  He followed his parents to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  They went to the new Acadian settlement at Bayou des Écores before moving on to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Spanish officials counted Jean-Baptiste, fils on the upper bayou in 1795 and 1797; he was living with Acadian widow Isabelle Dugas as an engagé, or paid worker.  He probably was an orphan by then.  One wonders if he married and created a family of his own. 

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During the antebellum period, Theriots from the river--two brothers and a nephew--joined their kinsmen on Bayou Lafourche.  The brothers moved down into Terrebonne Parish, where the older one became a sugar planter on Bayou au Large: 

Descendants of Michel-Éloi THERIOT (1795-1861; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jean, Joseph)

Michel Éloi, second son of Pierre Theriot and Anastasie Michel, born at St.-Jacques on the river in July 1795, married cousin Marie Séraphine, called Séraphine and Sera, daughter of fellow Acadian Olivier Thibodeaux, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1819; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of relationship in order to marry.  They settled near Lafourche Crossing, below Thibodauxville.  In c1839, Michel took his family to Terrebonne Parish, where he created "the first sugar plantation ('St. Michel') along Bayou du Large near the present community of Theriot," which was named after him and his many descendants.  His daughters married into Michel, Theriot, Watkins, and Williams families.  Michel Éloi, père died in Terrebonne Parish in May 1861; the Houma priest who recorded the burial said that Michel Éloi died "at age 70 yrs.," but he was "only" 65; a "petition for tutorship," listing his wife and surviving children, was filed at the Houma courthouse later that month.  In the immediate post-war period, one of his younger sons married and lived briefly on the western prairies before returning to Terrebonne Parish.  In early 1875, his widow "donated in memory of her late husband, three arpents of land to be used for a church and a cemetery site."  Local settlers promptly built a wooden church on the property, and, having promised a pastor for the congregation, Archbishop Perche himself came from New Orleans to Bayou au Large to bless the new church.  "He also celebrated the Mass in the new building, but during the ceremony, there was a downpour and the new roof leaked so badly that it was necessary to hold an umbrella over the head of the Monseigneur at the altar."  The archbishop nevertheless sent a priest to Bayou au Large, and the new parish at Theriot was called St. Éloi. 

1

Oldest son Michel Éloi, fils, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1820, married Marie Marguerite, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Part, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1839.  Their son Félicien was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1840, Oliva in November 1845, Octave at Bayou du Large, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1848, Théophile in March 1850, Théodule in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1852, Oscar in June 1854, and Lucain, probably Lucian, in Terrebonne Parish in March 1857 but died at age 14 months in May 1858.  Their daughters married into the Baset or Bazet and St. Martin families. 

Oliva married Heloise Hettie, called Hettie, daughter of Anglo American James Crawford, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Willy Cléoford Crawford was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1868. 

2

Paul Justilien, called Justilien, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1823, married Marguerite Meloe, called Meloe, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Lepine, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in December 1848.  Their son Alexandre Lepine was born in Terrebonne Parish in May 1850.  Paul Justilien died in Lafourche Parish in November 1869; he was only 46 years old; his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in May 1870. 

Alexandre married Ella Mary, daughter of R. G. Darden, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in December 1869.  Their son Paul Justilien le jeune was born near Raceland in December 1870. 

3

Auguste or Augustin Émilien, called Émilien, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1829, married cousin Mary Angelina, called Angelina, daughter of fellow Acadian Florentin Michel, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1852; Angelina's mother was a Theriot.  Their son Étienne Théophile was born in Assumption Parish in December 1852, Paul Euclide in Terrebonne Parish in July 1854 but died at age 13 in August 1867, Pierre Edmée was born in June 1858, Toussaint Prospere in November 1860, Joseph Florentin in February 1864, and Tibarca Osée in September 1870. 

4

Joseph Théogène, called Théogène, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1831, married Adèle Octavie, called Octavie, daughter of fellow Acadian Aurelien Thibodeaux, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1854.  Their son Joseph Levy was born in Terrebonne Parish in September 1859, Ludovic in February 1863, and Albert in December 1864.  Théogène died in Terrebonne Parish in September 1865; he was only 34 years old; a petition for tutelage for his children was filed at the Houma courthouse in October. 

5

François Elphége, called Elphége, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1835, married Marie Mathilde, called Mathilde, daughter of German Creole Firmin, also called Pierre, Toups, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1859; Marie's mother was a Bergeron.  Their son Pierre Éloi was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1862. 

6

Félix, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1837, married cousin Euphrosine or Euphrasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Adrien Thibodeaux of Lafourche Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1860.  Their son Adam Félicien was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1866, and Joseph Audressi in May 1869. 

7

Augustave or Gustave, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1839, married Marguerite Nadeye or Nadege, daughter of Ernest Denis Burguieres, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in November 1865.  Their son Éloi Denis was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1868, and Alfred Joseph in December 1869. 

8

Aureli, also called Aurelie, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1841, married Marie Editha, called Editha, daughter of Acadian Désiré Roy, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1866.  They lived near Youngsville before returning to Terrebonne Parish.  Their son Alphonse Désiré was born in Terrebonne Parish in August 1870. 

9

Youngest son John Taylor, called Taylor, was born probably on Bayou du Large, Terrebonne Parish, in c1846. 

Descendants of Auguste THERIOT (1816-1868; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jean, Joseph)

Auguste, also called Augustin, sixth and youngest son of Pierre Theriot and Anastasie Michel and younger brother of Michel-Éloi, was born near Convent, St. James Parish, in July 1816.  Auguste married Marie Corine, called Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Jules Druilhet, also called Dronet, Drouet, Druet, Deouet, Dovaid, and Friou, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in October 1846; a daughter had been born in Assumption Parish in October 1843.  Auguste and his family settled in Assumption Parish before moving down bayou to Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughter married into the Falgout family.  Auguste died in Terrebonne Parish in August 1868; the Houma priest who recorded his burial said that Auguste died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was 52; his succession record was filed at the Houma courthouse in October. 

1

Oldest son Augustin Félicien was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in January 1847.

2

Joseph Teclet or Clay, called Clay, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in August 1850, married Élise, daughter of Alexandre Guidry, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1869.  Their son Alexandre Omer was born in Terrebonne Parish in February 1870. 

3

Pierre Ulysse, called Ulysse, was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in January 1852.

4

Alexandre Telesphore, called Telesphore, was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1856.

5

Youngest son François Omer, born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in March 1861, probably died young.

Descendants of François THERIOT (1812-; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jean, Joseph, Pierre)

François, eldest son of Pierre Theriot, fils and Marie-Séraphine Caillouet and nephew of Michel-Éloi and Auguste, was born in St. James Parish in October 1812.  François married first cousin Claire Ceraline, called Ceraline, daughter of his uncle Michel Éloi Theriot, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1840.  One wonders if they were that rare Acadian couple who had no children of their own. 

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Other THERIOTs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Valentin Theriot married Céleste Monte.  Their son Joseph Florentin was born in Assumption Parish in November 1820. 

Marcellin or Marcillien Theriot married Céleste Hortense Rentrop.  Their son Frédéric Alcide was born in Assumption Parish in August 1840, and Sylvère Charles in June 1842. 

Adam Theriot married Rosalie Triche.  Their son Julien Adam was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1841. 

Fura Theriot married Marianne Marie Émelie Grabert and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the early 1840s. 

Zéphirin Theriot married Bathilde Theriot and settled in Assumption Parish by the early 1840s. 

Olivier Theriot married Marie Guarantia and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the early 1840s. 

Élisabeth Theriot gave birth to son Jean François near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in April 1844.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Adam Theriot married Adèle Poché and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish by the late 1840s.  Their son Cleopha died in Lafourche Interior Parish, age 3 years, 8 months, in May 1851. 

Thomas Theriot died in Assumption Parish in September 1849.  He was only 8 months old.  The Plattenville priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give the parents' names. 

Marie Terriot, "a minor," married André Lafuma, "of age," in a civil ceremony in Assumption Parish in June 1850.  The "civil record" was "on loose sheet in back of book [the parish marriage register of the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish]."  Amadéo Morel, "justice of the Peace," was one of the marriage witnesses and probably conducted the ceremony.  Neither the justice of the peace nor the Plattenville priest gave the couple's parents' names. 

Onésime Theriot married Bazilie Boudreaux.  Their son Joseph Ulysse was born in Assumption Parish in October 1851. 

Laisa Theriot, wife of Alexis Briel, died near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in June 1854.  She was only 22 years old.  One wonders who were her parents. 

Jean Theriot died near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, "age 2 hours," in March 1860.  The priest who recorded the boy's burial did not give his parents' names. 

Romualle Theriot married Lutetia Grandain.  Their son Paul Numa was born near Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, in September 1860. 

Rémond Theriot married Arceline _____ and settled in Terrebonne Parish by the early 1860s.  Was Rémond the same person as Raymond Hippolyte, son of Jacques Theriot, fils of Assumption Parish? 

Pélagie Theriot gave birth to son Richard in Terrebonne Parish in October 1862.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Eloise Theriot gave birth to son Daniel Stuard in Terrebonne Parish in May 1863.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name or the mother's parents' names. 

Louis, son of Jeanot Theriot and Félicité Verdin, married Lydia Wade, Wede, or Wuede, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1866.  Their son Frank had been born in Terrebonne Parish in June 1861, and William James in June 1865. 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

By the early 1780s, one of the young 1765 arrivals left the river and settled on upper Bayou Teche.  Later that decade, he created a western branch of the family and a third center of Theriot family settlement: 

Descendants of Paul-Hippolyte THERIOT (c1751-1816; Jean, Germain, Pierre)

Paul-Hippolyte, third son of Joseph Thériot and Françoise Melanson, born at Cobeguit or on Île St.-Jean in c1751, escaped the British roundup on the island in 1758 and followed his family to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  They became prisoners of war in Nova Scotia by the early 1760s.  Paul and three of his brothers came to Louisiana from Halifax in 1765 with their widowed mother and followed her to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans.  In the 1770s or early 1780s, after he came of age, Paul moved to the Attakapas District, where Spanish officials counted him in April 1785.  He married Françoise-Gertrude, daughter of fellow Acadian René Guillot and widow of Félix Boudreaux, at Ascension on the river in May 1787 and took his bride back to the prairies, where he created a western branch of the family.  They settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their daughter married into the Bouvier and Carce families.  Paul, called Hippolyte by the recording priest, died "at his home at La Pointe" in December 1816; the priest said that Hippolyte died "at age about 68 years," but he was closer to 65; his succession record, which calls him Paul, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse the following May.   

1

Oldest son Joseph, born at Attakapas in March 1788, married Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Breaux, at the St. Gabriel church, Iberville Parish on the river, in November 1817.  They settled in West Baton Rouge Parish. 

2

Paul, fils, born at Attakapas in May 1792, probably died young. 

3

Julien, baptized at Attakapas, age 3 1/2 months, in June 1795, married Delphine, daughter of French Creole Jean Baptiste Ringuet of L'Anse, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1816.  They settled at La Pointe.  Their son Julien, fils was born in February 1819. 

Julien, fils married Élisabeth, Lisette, or Elisette Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of Spanish Creole Gabriel Lopez and widow of Ferdinand Romero, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1839.  Their son Alcide was born in St. Martin Parish in December 1841 but died at age 3 1/2 in September 1845, Adam was born in June 1846, and Joseph Tertule in November 1851.  They also had an older son named Aristide.  Their daughters married into the Delcambre and Romero families.  Julien, fils died in St. Martin Parish in May 1856; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Julien died "at age 33 yrs.," but he was 37. 

Aristide married Marie Eloise, called Eloise, daughter of Spanish Creole Raphaël Romero, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1861; Aristide's sister Adèle married Eloise's brother Aristide.  Aristide and Eloise's son Aristide, fils was born near New Iberia in January 1862, and Alcide Arthur in May 1866. 

Adam married cousin Aurelia or Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Julien Poirier and widow of Alexandre Adrien Delahoussaye, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1864; Aurelia's mother was a Theriot.  They settled near New Iberia. 

Joseph Tertule married Amelia, daughter of Spanish Creole Arvillien Segura, at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in August 1870. 

4

Martin, baptized at Attakapas, age 1 1/2 months, in November 1797, died at Attakapas, age 4, in November 1801. 

5

Paul, fils, the second with the name, born at Attakapas in November 1802, married cousin Marguerite, daughter of Charles Theriot of L'Anse la Pointe, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1823.  Paul, fils died "at the home of Charles Theriot [his father-in-law] at l'ance" in February 1824; Paul was only 21 years old.  His family line probably died with him. 

6

Youngest son Charles Raphaël, born at Attakapas in January 1808, may have married fellow Acadian Marie Cléonise Richard.  Their son Charles, fils was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in April 1849.

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During the early antebellum period, four of Paul Theriot's nephews, sons of older brother Thomas, followed their wives' families from St. James on the river to Bayou Teche and settled near their uncle at La Pointe: 

Descendants of Caesar THERIOT (1771-1804?; Jean, Germain, Pierre, Joseph)

Caesar, eldest son of Thomas Theriot and Agnès-Marie Daigre, born at Ascension on the river in November 1771, married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dupuis, at St.-Jacques on the river in February 1800.  They followed her family to the Attakapas District soon after their marriage.  Caesar died at Attakapas in April 1804; he was only 33 years old; his succession records were filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1809 and May 1811.  But who was the Caesar Theriot, widower, who died in St. Martin Parish in September 1852, age 75?  Only one of Caesar's two sons created a family of his own and remained in St. Martin Parish. 

1

Older son Justinien or Justilien, born at Attakapas in November 1802, married Marie, daughter of German Creole Louis Armand Wiltz, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1824; Marie's mother was a Melançon.  They settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Their son Justilien or Justinien, fils was born in October 1825, and Étienne in July 1834.  Their daughter married a Wiltz cousin. 

1a

Justinien, fils married Marie Azélie, also called Aglae, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Onésime Cormier, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in April 1848.  Their son Euphémon was born near Breaux Bridge in August 1850, Marcel Mosard in October 1857, and Michel in October 1859 but died at age 3 in October 1862. 

1b

Étienne married cousin Joséphine, daughter of Charles Theriot, fils, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1857.  Their son Charles was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1858, Étienne, fils in December 1860 but died at age 5 1/2 in January 1866, Martin was born in May 1863, Ambroise in June 1866 but died at age 1 1/2 in October 1867, and Louis, a twin, was born in June 1869. 

2

A younger son, name unrecorded, died at Attakapas at age 3 months in June 1804. 

Descendants of François-Xavier THERIOT le jeune (c1776-1830; Jean, Germain, Pierre, Joseph)

François-Xavier le jeune, third son of Thomas Theriot and Agnès-Marie Daigre, baptized at St.-Jacques on the river, age unrecorded, in March 1776, married Geneviève, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dupuis, at St.-Jacques in 1799.  They also settled in the Attakapas District.  Their daughter married into the Garryo or Gary family.  François Xavier remarried to Apolline, called Apollonie and Polonne, daughter of fellow Acadian Sylvain Broussard of La Pointe, at Attakapas in May 1805.  They settled at L'Anse la Pointe on upper Bayou Teche before moving to Bayou Tortue and then to Lake Tasse, today's Spanish Lake.  Their daughters married into the Huval, Lopez, Melançon, Poirier, and Rouly families.  François Xavier le jeune died "at his home at Lake Taxe [Tasse]" in November 1830; he was 54 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, the following January.  Both of his sons died young, so this family line, except for its blood, may have died with him. 

1

Older son François, fils, by his father's second wife, born at Attakapas in June 1806, died at age 3 1/2 in December 1809. 

2

Younger son Sylvestre, by his father's second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in March 1810, died at age 1 in February 1811. 

Descendants of Charles THERIOT (c1785-1837; Jean, Germain, Pierre, Joseph)

Charles, fifth son of Thomas Theriot and Agnès-Marie Daigre, born at St.-Jacques on the river in c1785, married Justine, daughter of French Creole Nicolas Lahure, at Ascension in June 1805; Justine's mother was a Sonnier.  Later in the decade, they followed his brothers to the Bayou Teche valley and settled at La Pointe.  Their daughters married into the Babineaux, Gario or Gary, and Theriot families.  Charles remarried to Scholastique, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Poirier of L'Anse, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1823.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux, Charpentier, and Domingues families.  Charles, père died in St. Martin Parish in March 1837; he was 52 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April.  His youngest daughter was born the day before he died.  Three of his sons moved to the coastal marshes near Creole, present-day Cameron Parish, in the 1850s. 

1

Oldest son Charles, fils, by his father's first wife, born at La Pointe in February 1815, married Marie Arthémise or Tarsile, also called Arsène, daughter of fellow Acadian David Babineaux, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1835.  Their son Joseph was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1836, Louis Célestin in January 1838, Charles III in November 1843 but died at age 9 months in August 1844, and Jean died at age 15 days in December 1849.  Their daughters married Babineaux, Potier, and Theriot cousins.  Charles, fils remarried to Alice, daughter of French Creole Terence Bienvenu and widow of Clairville Broussard, at the St. Martinville church in October 1857; Alice's mother was a Guilbeau.  Charles, fils died in St. Martin Parish in November 1857, only a month after his remarriage; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Charles died "at age 44 yrs.," but he was only 42; his succession record, which mentioned only his first wife, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later in the month. 

Louis Célestin probably was the Louis Telessin, called Telessin, who died in St. Martin Parish in March 1858.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial, and who did not bother to give his parents' names, said that Telessin died "at age 18 yrs.," but Louis Célestin would have been 20.  Louis Telessin's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later in the month.  Again, the record gives no hint of who the young man's parents may have been or if he had a wife. 

2

A son, by his father's first wife, name unrecorded, died "at the home of François Theriot," his uncle, at age 6 weeks in June 1823. 

3

Pierre Dolze, by his father's second wife, born probably at La Pointe in November 1824, married Marie, also called Aurore, daughter of French Creole Nicolas Valleau, Vallo, Vallot, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1845.  Their son Pierre Thelesmar was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1851, Alexandre in May 1854, Horace in January 1856, Charles Adolphe in June 1858, Léonard near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, in May 1860, and Jean Onésiphore in March 1868. 

4

Joseph Stainville, Stenville, Stinville, Tinville, Neuville, or Estinville, by his father's second wife, born probably at La Pointe in February 1827, married cousin Marguerite Ordalie or Ordalise, also called Octavie, daughter of Spanish Creole Jean Lopez, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1846; Marguerite's mother was a Theriot.  Their son Joseph Neuville, fils was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1847, and Arthur Joachim in June 1852.  They also had a son named Stinville or Estinville Joseph, unless he was Joseph Neuville, fils.  Their daughters married into the Gario, Romero, and Wiltz families.  Joseph Stainville died in St. Martin Parish in January 1853; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Stinville, as he called him, died "at age 30 yrs.," but he was only 25; his succession record, calling him Stainville, was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in February. 

Stinville Joseph married Ozea, daughter of Spanish Creole Armelin Gario, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1866.  Their son Agnan Estinville was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1866, and Bruno in October 1869. 

5

Jean Baptiste Vileor, called Jean Vileor, from his father's second wife, born probably at La Pointe in July 1829, married cousin Cléonise, also called Joanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Rosémond Richard, in a civil ceremony in c1847, and sanctified the marriage at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in October 1855; Cléonise's mother, also, was a Poirier.  Their son Albert was born near Abbeville in July 1855, Joseph Stanville le jeune near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, in January 1857, and Jean Luma in December 1859. 

6

Youngest son Georges Adolphe, called Adolphe, from his father's second wife, born probably at La Pointe in February 1832, married fellow Acadian Clausse Savoie.  Their son Arthur was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in May 1855, and Ozémé in July 1867.  They were living with his older brothers near Creole, then in Calcasieu but now in Cameron Parish, from the late 1850s. 

Descendants of Joseph THERIOT (1770s or 80s-1850; Jean, Germain, Pierre, Joseph)

Joseph, sixth son of Thomas Theriot and Agnès-Marie Daigre, born at St.-Jacques on the river in the late 1770s or early 1780s, followed his older brothers to the the Bayou Teche valley and married Rosalie, also called Eulalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Dupuis, at Attakapas in February 1806.  They settled at L'Anse la Pointe on upper Bayou Teche.  Joseph remarried to Marie Anastasie, also called Aspasie, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles dit Charlitte Trahan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1826.  They settled in St. Martin Parish.  Their daughters married into the Champagne and Melançon families.  Daughter Oliva, future wife of Louis Champagne, whom she married in April 1865, gave birth to son Joseph le jeune probably in St. Martin Parish in c1855; the boy was baptized at the St. Martinville church, age 15, in March 1870.  Joseph l'aîné died in St. Martin Parish in June 1850; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died "at age 70 or 74 yrs." 

1

Oldest son Alexandre, by his father's first wife, born at Attakapas in December 1806, died in St. Martin Parish in May 1836.  He was only 29 years old and probably did not marry. 

2

Joseph, fils, by his father's first wife, born in St. Martin Parish in February 1816, married Marie Hortense, called Hortense, daughter of German Creole Philippe Wiltz and widow of François Léon St. Marie, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1842, and remarried to cousin Eugènie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Charles Guilbeau and widow of Jean Baptiste Babineaux, at the St. Martinville church in February 1846; Eugènie's mother, also, was a Dupuis.  Their son Alexandre le jeune was born in St. Martin Parish in November 1846 but died at age 11 1/2 in August 1858, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 1 month in October 1848, and Pierre was born in August 1854. 

3

Étienne, by his father's first wife, born in St. Martin Parish in June 1819, married Pouponne Julie, called Julie, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Picard, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in March 1844.  Their son Hermogène had been born in St. Martin Parish in September 1843, Théogène was baptized at the Breaux Bridge church, St. Martin Parish, age 6 months, in July 1848 but died at age 18 months in February 1849, and Omer was born in February 1850.  Étienne died in St. Martin Parish in December 1851; he was only 32 years old; his succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in January.  Daughter Louisa was born posthumously in August 1852, nine months after her father died, but she died at age 5 months in February 1853.  Needless to say, the late 1840s and early 1850s were not happy years for Julie Picard

3a

Hermogène married Philomène, daughter of Spanish Creole Jean Darcourt Lopez, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1862.  Their son Étienne was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1864, and Joseph in October 1866. 

3b

Omer married cousin Aspasie, daughter of French Creole ____ Barras and Oliva[sic] Theriot, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1870. 

4

Charles, by his father's first wife, born in St. Martin Parish in October 1820, died at age 3 in November 1823. 

5

A son, by his father's second wife, name unrecorded, died in St. Martin Parish 15 days after his birth in March 1830. 

6

Joseph Émile, called Émile, from his father's second wife, born in St. Martin Parish in September 1833, married Marie Estelle, daughter of French Creole Antoine Champagne and widow of Scots Creole Théodore Martin, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in June 1857. 

7

Youngest son Charles Rosémond, by his father's second wife, was born in St. Martin Parish in August 1838. 

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During the antebellum period, other Theriots from the river and from upper Bayou Lafourche crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled on Bayou Teche, but not all of them remained there.  Those who stayed settled mostly on the lower bayou, near New Iberia and in St. Mary Parish: 

Descendants of Charles THERIOT (c1779-c1840; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jean)

Charles, sixth son of Joseph Theriot and Madeleine Bourgeois, baptized at St.-Jacques on the river, age unrecorded, in January 1779, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph dit Josime LeBlanc and widow of Jean Baptiste Bourgeois, at St. James in June 1804.  They joined her family in the Attakapas District later in the decade and settled at Fausse Pointe on lower Bayou Teche before moving to the Vermilion in the early 1810s.  They had moved on to St. Mary Parish by the 1830s.  Their daughter married into the Hartman and Robinet families.  Charles's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in December 1840; he would have been in his early 60s that year.  Only three of his eight sons seem to have created families of their own and remained in St. Mary Parish. 

1

Oldest son Marcellin, born at St. James in May 1805, may have married Sarah H. Rentrop.  Marcellin's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in January 1843; he would have been 38 years old that year.  Did his family line survive? 

2

Cyprien, born probably at Fausse Pointe in June 1807, died at Vermilion, age 8 1/2, in April 1816.   

3

Zéphirin, born at Vermilion in June 1813, married Marguerite, also called Thérèse and Ternie, daughter of Anglo American Frederick Rentrop, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in May 1834.  Their son Désiré Austin or Austin Désiré was born probably in St. Mary Parish in May 1835.  They also had a son named Bélisaire, also called William.  Their daughter married into the Topham family.  Zéphirin's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in January 1853; he would have been 40 years old that year. 

3a

Austin Désiré married Marie Caroline, called Caroline, daughter of fellow Acadian Edmond Bourg of St. Mary and Assumption parishes, at the Thibodeaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1857.  They "returned" to the lower Teche.  Their son Edmund was born near Pattersonville, St. Mary Parish, in July 1859, and Oscar in April 1860.  They were still living near Pattersonville at the end of the decade. 

3b

Bélisaire/William married Delissein or Delessaine, daughter of David Hayes, at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in October 1866; Delissein's mother was a Comeaux.  Their son Leland David was born near Pattersonville in May 1867, and Ernest Joseph, a twin, in September 1868. 

4

Rosémond, born at Vermilion in October 1815, may have died young. 

5

Hermogène was born at Vermilion in December 1817.  His succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in March 1851; he would have been 34 years old that year.  Did he marry? 

6

Charles Sarasin was born at Vermilion in January 1820.  His succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in April 1850; he would have been 30 years old that year.  Did he marry?

7

Terence, born probably at Vermilion in April 1822, may have died young. 

8

Youngest son Édouard, also called Edward, born probably at Vermilion in April 1828, married French Creole Zoe C. Charpentier at the Pattersonville church, St. Mary Parish, in April 1854.  Their son Clay Ambrose was born near Pattersonville in April 1855, and Charles Frédéric in August 1856.  They were living in Lafayette Parish in the early 1860s. 

Descendants of Étienne THERIOT (1801-1829; Jean, Claude, Germain, Jean, Joseph)

Étienne, fourth son of Pierre Theriot and Anastasie Michel and Charles's nephew, born at St.-Jacques on the river in August 1801, married Marie Josephine, called Josephine, 16-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Arceneaux of Attakapas, at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1822.  They settled in Lafayette Parish but "returned" to the Convent area of St. James Parish later in the decade.  Étienne died near Convent in May 1829; the priest who recorded his burial said that Étienne was 29 years old when he died, but he was only 27.  His only son also returned to the river, so this family line did not remain on the prairies. 

Pierre Sosthène, called Sosthène, born in Lafayette Parish in September 1826, married Marie Idea Désirée, daughter of Jean Baptiste Derbes, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1845.  They "returned" to St. James Parish. 

Descendants of Hubert THERIOT, fils (?-; Jean, Germain, Pierre, Joseph, Thomas)

Hubert, fils, son of Hubert Theriot and Marguerite Landry, born probably at St. James in the early 1800s, married Marie Rosalie, called Rosalie, daughter of Spanish Creole Antoine Romero, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in February 1833.  They settled on lower Bayou Teche near New Iberia.  Their daughters married into the Bouriaque, Landry, Lassalle, Lazes, and Nevieme families. 

1

Oldest son Joseph, born in St. Martin Parish in June 1840, married Eugénie, daughter of Baptiste Rochon, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1867; the marriage was registered also in St. Mary Parish. 

2

Ildevert, Ildebert, or Hildebert, born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in February 1843, married Louise Elmina, called Elmina, daughter of French Creole Balthazar Delahoussaye, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in January 1861.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Ildebert, fils was born in February 1862, and a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died "at age 3 wks." in March 1868. 

3

Norbert, born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in September 1846, may have married Adeline Polidor.  Their son Guillaume died near New Iberia, "age 8 mths.," in December 1866. 

4

Romuald was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in December 1850. 

5

Hubert, fils, born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in January 1853, died "at age a few days."

Descendants of Jean Baptiste THERIOT (1831-; Jean, Claude, Claude, fils, Cyprien, Pierre, Pierre-Marie)

Jean Baptiste, third and youngest son of Ambroise-Bernard Theriot and Marie Modeste Barrilleaux, born in Assumption Parish in January 1831,  married Louisa or Louise, daughter of Spanish Creole Pierre Mendoza, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in July 1852.  They remained on lower Bayou Teche. 

1

Older son Jean Gabriel was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in May 1853. 

2

Pierre Aristide was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in November 1862. 

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Other THERIOTs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil record make it difficult to link some Theriots in the western parishes with known Acadian lines of the family there.  One suspects also that some of the Theriots who lived on the prairies during the post-war period were Afro Creoles once owned by members of the family.  Area church and civil records do not always reveal their ethnicity, but the record keepers sometimes provided tantalizing clues:

Geneviève-Catherine Theriot, who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 and moved to the Attakapas District, gave birth to "natural daughter" Marie Louise, called Louise, on Bayou Vermilion in c1792.  The Attakapas priest who baptized the girl at age 21 months in November 1795 did not give the mother's parents' names.  Marie Louise married Joseph Firmin, fils, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Firmin Duhon, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1813.  They settled on the Vermilion, where Louise died in September 1819, only 27 years old; her succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April 1820.  Geneviève died in Lafayette Parish in December 1831; the priest who recorded her burial said that Geneviève was 66 years old when she died; she was 68.  She probably never married. 

Pierre Theriot's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in June 1824.  The parish clerk who recorded the succession did not mention a wife or children. 

Hortere or Orter Theriot married Françoise Lasseigne probably in the 1830s.  Their son Victorin was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1837, and Uger, perhaps Ulgère, in February 1841. 

Alexandre Theriot married Louise Beauvais.  Their son Lucien was born in St. Martin Parish in April 1851. 

Augustine Theriot died in St. Martin Parish in April 1853, age 10.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial did not give Augustine's parents' names or even hint at the child's gender. 

Janville, Gerville, or Terville Theriot married Elise Broussard in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in May 1856.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Joseph Gustave was born near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, in February 1867.  They were living near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, later in the decade. 

Joseph Telesphore, called Telesphore, Theriot died in St. Martin Parish in January 1858.  He was only 21 years old.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial did not give Telesphore's parents' names or mention a wife.  Telephore's succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse later that month.  Again, the record gives no hint about his parents. 

Émilien Theriot married German Creole Célestine Matherne.  Their son Dolze was born near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, in August 1859. 

Eusèbe Theriot married Letitia Guidry and settled near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, by the late 1860s. 

Paul Theriot married Pélagie ____ and settled in St. Martin Parish by the late 1860s. 

Jean Baptiste Theriot married Amelie Sinitier or Sinecaire in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in December 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  They were living near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, at the end of the decade. 

Alcide, son of Edward Theriot and Louise Jean Louis, married Marie, daughter of Manuel Vilquin and Jeanny Silvestre, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in January 1868. 

Elida Theriot married Jean Baptiste Barras in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in February 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adèle Theriot married Edmond Broussard at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Amelia, daughter of Jenie Theriot, married Alexandre, son of the deceased Manuel Wiltz and Adèle ____, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in December 1869.  Who was Amelia's father?  Was her mother Acadian? 

Martin Theriot married Belizie, perhaps Belzire, Johnson at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in December 1869.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

    NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

The only Terriot/Theriots found in South Louisiana church records during the colonial period were Acadians. 

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During the late antebellum period, slaves bearing the Theriot surname appear in South Louisiana baptismal and burial records, especially on Bayou Lafourche and on Bayou Teche--evidence of the family's participation in the South's peculiar institution: 

Armogène Theriot, "slave," died near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, at age 2 months in May 1851.  The priest who recorded the infant's burial did not give the mother's or the master's name. 

Charles Olivier, son of Betsi, "slave of Mr. Julien[sic] Theriot," was born near Raceland, Lafourche Parish, in October 1853. 

Joseph Félix, son of Rosette, "slave of Mr. Justilien Theriot,"was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 6 months, in May 1855. 

Adam, son of Cécile, "slave of Mr. Theriot," was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 5, in April 1856. 

Davis St. Just, another son of Cécile, "slave of Mr. Theriot," was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 8 months, in April 1856. 

Terence, son of Amelia, "slave of Mr. Theriot," was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 8 months, in April 1856. 

Robert, son of Laisa, "slave of Mr. Justilien Theriot," was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 3 years, in July 1857. 

Édouard, another son of Betsy, "slave of Mr. Justilien Theriot," was baptized at the Raceland church, Lafourche Parish, age 7 months, in June 1859. 

CONCLUSION

Thériots settled early in Acadia and were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them--a widow with four sons, and a young husband, his wife, and two infant daughters--reached the colony in 1765 from Halifax via Cap-Français, French St.-Domingue.  They settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, where the young husband remained.  All of the widow's sons created families of their own.  One of them remained at St.-Jacques.  Two moved upriver to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, in the late 1770s.  Another moved to the Attakapas District in the early 1780s, creating a western branch of the family.  Four Thériot wives came with their families from Maryland in 1766 and 1767 and settled at Cabanocé and at St.-Gabriel d'Iberville, south of Manchac, on what was being called the Acadian Coast.  In the late colonial and early antebellum periods, seven Theriots from St.-Jacques--four of them brothers--followed their wives' families to the western prairies and added substantially to that center of family settlement.  Other Theriots followed and settled on the Teche, some as far down as Pattersonville in St. Mary Parish.  Their cousins who remained on the river settled in what became St. James and West Baton Rouge parishes.  During the 1810s, a Theriot from upper Bayou Teche moved to West Baton Rouge Parish, reversing the usual pattern of Acadian settlement.  Meanwhile, following a more common settlement pattern, Theriots from St. James Parish moved to Bayou Lafourche; one of them, Michel-Éloi, settled at first on the middle part of the bayou near Lafourche Crossing before moving his family to Bayou du Large in Terrebonne Parish, where he established the first sugar plantation in the area, eponymously named St. Michel; the nearby town of Theriot is named after him and his many descendants.  Either on the eve of or soon after the War Between the States, some of the Lafourche/Terrebonne Theriots moved on to the Brashear, now Morgan, City area on the lower Atchafalaya, or to St. Mary and Iberia parishes on lower Bayou Teche, settling near their cousins already there. 

The largest contingent of Theriots who came to Louisiana arrived 20 years after the first of their cousins reached the colony.  In the early 1780s, many members of the family who had been exiled to France grabbed at the offer of the Spanish government to join their fellow Acadians in the lower Mississippi valley.  In 1785, 32 Theriots arrived aboard five of the Seven Ships from France.  More than half of them came on a single ship, La Ville d'Archangel out of St.-Malo, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  They also came aboard La Bergère, Le St.-Rémi, L'Amitié, and La Caroline.  Most of the new arrivals chose to go to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  Others went to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Olivier Térriot, as he preferred to spell his surname, the humble shoemaker from Nantes who helped organize the Seven Ships expedition, crossed on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, took his family to Ascension on the river, and remained in what became Ascension Parish; one of this sons settled downriver in St. James Parish.  The Bayou des Écores settlement, meanwhile, did not endure.  Even before a series of hurricanes devastated the community in the early 1790s, Acadians there, including Theriots, moved downriver to Baton Rouge and Manchac.  Others settled among their cousins on upper Bayou Lafourche, but no new family lines came of it. 

By the end of the antebellum period, Theriot family settlement patterns mirrored those of their peripatetic ancestors back in old Acadia.  Beginning at their original base in St. James Parish, Theriots in Louisiana created three widely dispersed centers of family settlement along the river, up and down the southeastern bayous, and out on the western prairies.  Some even settled at the remote fringes of the region, at Chenière Caminada on the Gulf of Mexico near the boundary between lower Lafourche and southern Jefferson parishes, and at Creole in the coastal marshes of the lower Mermentau River basin in present-day Cameron Parish.  One river Theriot even lived for a time in Pointe Coupee Parish, where few of his fellow Acadians settled. 

Most, if not all, of the Theriots of South Louisiana are descendants of Jean Thériot of Martaizé and Port-Royal.  Church records reveal, however, that during the antebellum period local priests baptized and buried slaves who bore the family's name, especially on Bayou Lafourche and Bayou Teche--evidence of the family's participation in the South's "peculiar institution." 

Judging by the number of slaves they held during the late antebellum period, some members of the family lived very well on their farms and plantations along the bayous, at the edge of the coastal marshes, out on the western prairies, and especially on the river.  In 1850, Pierre Theriot of the Eastern District of St. James Parish owned an astonishing 132 slaves.  ...

In France, members of the family spelled their surname Térriot.  In Louisiana, Theriot evolved into the most common usage and also is spelled Teriau, Teriault, Teriaux, Terieaux, Terio, Teriot, Terioult, Terriau, Terriault, Terrieau, Terrio, Terrioult, Terriout, Teruau, Theriau, Therio, Therion, Therreot, Therriot.  Their Canadian cousins favor Thériault

Sources:  1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules, St. James Parish; Arsenault, Généalogie, 804-06, 1067-70, 1293-1302, 1528-31, 2254, 2285-86, 2384-86, 2594-96; Arsenault, History, 53; Baudier, The Catholic Church in LA, 450; Brasseaux, Founding of New Acadia, 203-04; BRDR, vol. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 413-16, 574; 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; Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles, 9; Mouhot, "Emigration of the Acadians from France to LA," passim; Mouhot, ed., "Oliver Terriot's 'Summary of Events'"; NOAR, vols. 2, 4;  <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family Nos. 1, 2, 3, 26, 31; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, "Family" No. 17; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Tamerlan.htm>, Family No. 9; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 63, 96, 170, 172, 190; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 94-95; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 155-59; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 734-52;  West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 137-38, 191-92; White, DGFA-1, 1483-1506; White, DGFA-1 English, 312-18.  

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)

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Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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Name Arrived Settled Profile
Ambroise THÉRIOT 01 1765 StJ, BR born c1748, probably Cobeguit; son of Joseph THÉRIOT & Françoise MELANÇON; brother of François-Xavier, Paul-Hippolyte, & Thomas; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 4; at Halifax Aug 1763; arrived LA 1765, age 17; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Ambrosio TÉRRIO, age 18, with widowed mother, brothers, & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 120, left [east] bank, age 21, listed singly; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 27[sic], with brother Francois-Xavier & Jean-Baptiste ADANT[sic]; married, age 29, (1)Anne-Madeleine, daughter of Alexis GRANGER & Marie LANDRY, 17 Jun 1777, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, called Ambroises, with 2 whites, 1 slave, 6 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn; moved to Manchac; "he was an established resident when he organized a boucherie in 1785 for newly arrived settlers at Manchac with  beef he procured from Attakapas"; married, age 40, (2)Élisabeth/Isabelle-Modeste, daughter of Jean HENRY & Marie PITRE, 30 Dec 1788, probably Baton Rouge; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge [Manchac], Nov 1792, called Ambroise TÉRRIOT; died [buried] Manchac 27 Aug 1794, age 47; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Anne THÉRIOT 03 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc born 19 Jan 1721, baptized next day, Grand-Pré; daughter of Jacques THÉRIOT & his first wife Marie-Marguerite LEBLANC; half-sister of Jean-Jacques; married, age 21, Joseph, son of Jean BABIN & Marguerite BOUDREAUX of Pigiguit, c1742; exiled to MD 1755, age 34; on list of Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called widow Anne BABIN, with sons Joseph & Jacques & daughter Margte. BABIN; arrived LA 1766, age 45, a widow; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called Anne THÉRIOT widow BABAIN, age 48, with son Joseph & his wife; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Anne BABIN, age 49, with son Jacque; died [buried] Ascension 27 Apr 1780, age 57
Anne THÉRIOT 04 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born c1745, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Charles THÉRIOT & Françoise LANDRY; married Ambroise, son of Ambroise DUPUIS & Anne AUCOIN, 24 Jul 1764, Plouër, France; at St.-Servan, France, 1765-71; at Plouër 1771-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 40; moved to Manchac at southern edge of Baton Rouge District
Anne THÉRIOT 05 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born c1749, probably Minas; married (1)Pierre LANDRY; married (2)Joseph, fils, son of Joseph GRANGER & Marguerite THÉRIOT of Minas, & widower of Marie CYR, 13 Feb 1776, St.-Servan, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Anne POIRRIER[sic], widow Joseph GRANGER, with 1 son & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 36, widow, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each hatchet, knife, large knife, 2 axes & hoes, 3 shovels; married, age 41, (3)Antoine, son of Joseph BARBERO & Antoinette MARGANO of Messina, Italy, 16 May 1790, Bayou des Écores or Baton Rouge; died [buried] Baton Rouge 12 Feb 1808, age 56[sic]
Anne-Angélique THÉRIOT 02 Dec 1785 BdE?, BR, Asp born & baptized 30 Jun 1780, St.-Servan, France; called Angélique; daughter of Théodore THÉRIOT & Anne-Josèphe HENRY; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 4[sic], with widowed mother; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with mother, stepfather Juan Bta. BODRO, & stepsiblings; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 17, with mother, stepfather, & stepsiblings; married, age 25, Jean of Rivière, Xaintes, France, son of François JULIEN & Marie DELAGE, 21 Apr 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville
François-Xavier THÉRIOT 06 1765 StJ, BR born c1753, probably Île St.-Jean; called Xavier; son of Joseph THÉRIOT & Françoise MELANÇON; brother of Ambroise, Paul-Hippolyte, & Thomas; arrived LA 1765, age 12; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Exavier, age 12, with widowed mother, brothers, & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, called François, age 16, with brothers Thomas & Paul; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Xavier, age 19[sic], with brother Ambroise & Jean-Baptiste ADANT[sic, ADAM?]; married Anne-Charlotte, daughter of Louis MOUTON & Marie-Modeste BASTARACHE, 1780s, probably St.-Jacques; moved to Baton Rouge District; on list of inhabitants of Baton Rouge, Nov 1792, called Exavier TÉRRIOT
Françoise-Élisabeth THÉRIOT 07 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 25 Apr 1785, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; called Françoise; daughter of Jacques THÉRIOT & Françoise GUÉRIN; sailed to LA on La Bergère, an infant; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisca, age 11, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Françoise, age 12, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Françoise, age 13, with parents & siblings; married, age 21, (1)Augustin Bénoni, son of Germain BERGERON & Marguerite LEBLANC, 28 Jul 1806, Donaldson, now Donaldsonville; married, age 51, (2)Jean Baptiste Fabien, son of Fabien Joseph BOURG & Marie Rose BOUDREAUX, & widower of Marie Clarisse DAIGLE, 23 Jul 1836, Plattenville
*Geneviève-Catherine THÉRIOT 08 Dec 1785 BdE, Atk born & baptized 25 Nov 1763, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT & Marguerite-Josèphe RICHARD; sister of Jeanne-Marie, Marguerite-Pérrine, Marie-Josèphe, & Rosalie-Pauline; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 21; moved to Attakapas District; died Lafayette Parish 26 Dec 1831, age 66[sic]
Jacques THÉRIOT 09 Aug 1785 Asc?, Asp born & baptized 27 Jun 1760, Pleudihen, France; son of Étienne THÉRIOT & his first wife Hélène LANDRY; brother of Jean-Charles & Olivier; gardener; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Jacques TÉRRIAU, listed singly; married, age 24, Françoise GUÉRIN, c1784, probably Nantes; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 25, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, meat cleaver, & 2 hoes; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Santiago TÉRIOT, age 35, with wife Francisca age 33, sons Santiago age 9, Francisco age 6, Edovis age 2, Estevan age 2, daughters Francisca age 11, & Maria age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jacques TÉRRIOT, age 36, with wife Françoise age 34, sons Jacques age 10, François age 7, Clovis age 5, Étienne age 3, daughters Françoise age 12, & Marie age 2, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jacques TÉRRIOT, age 37, with wife Françoise age 34, sons Jacques age 10, François age 8, Étienne age 4, daughters Françoise age 13, & Marie age 2, 3/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died Assumption Parish 19 Apr 1836, age 78[sic], buried next day
Jean-Baptiste THÉRIOT, père 11 Dec 1785 BdE born c1746; married Anne-Angélique BRIAND; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 39, head of family, no occupation listed
Jean-Baptiste THÉRIOT, fils 12 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1772, France; son of Jean-Baptiste THÉRIOT & Anne-Angélique BRIAND; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 8[sic]; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Bautista, no surname given, age 24, [engagé] with family of widow Isabel DUGAT; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean-Baptiste TÉRRIOT, age 25, engagé with family of Isabelle DUGATS, Widow
Jean-Charles THÉRIOT 13 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf born 15 Feb 1765, baptized 16 Feb 1765, Pleudihen, France; son of Étienne THÉRIOT & his first wife Hélène LANDRY; brother of Jacques & Olivier; laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Jean TÉRRIAU, listed singly; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 22[sic], traveled with brother Olivier's family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, hoe, shovel, & meat cleaver; married, age 23, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Hilaire LANDRY & Marie-Josèphe RICHARD, 27 Feb 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jean, age 22, with wife Marie-Magdeleinne age 20, daughter Marie age 1, 6 arpents next to his mother-in-law, 20 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean TÉRIOT, age 25, with wife Madelaine age 22, son Charles age 4, daughters Marie age 4, Henriette age 1, 1 slave, 3 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Carlos TÉRIOT, age 30, with wife Magdalena age 25, sons Carlos age 8, Florentin age 2, daughters Maria age 9, Enrrica age 6, & Celestina age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean-Charles TÉRRIOT, age 31, with wife Marguerite[sic] age 26, sons Charles age 9, Florentin age 3, daughters Rosalie age 10, Henriette age 7, & Celestine age 5, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean-Charles TÉRRIO, age 33, with wife Marie age 33, sons Charles age 10, Argiste age 9, Furcis age 6, Tourvil age 5, daughters Marie age 11, & Celeste age 7, 4/15 arpents, 0 slaves; record for sale of land dated 25 Feb 1817, Terrebonne Parish courthouse; succession inventory record dated 3 May 1828, Terrebonne Parish courthouse; succession inventory record dated 4 May 1830, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT 14 Dec 1785 BdE, StG born & baptized 17 May 1728, Grand-Pré; son of Jacques THÉRIOT & his second wife Marie ROBICHAUX; half-brother of Anne; married, age 21, (1)______, probably Grand-Pré; exiled to VA 1755, age 27; deported to England 1756, age 28; married, age 34, (2)Marguerite-Josèphe, daughter of Charles RICHARD & Catherine-Josèphe GAUTREAUX, c1762, probably Southampton, England; repatriated to France aboard L'Ambition, arrived St.-Malo 22 May 1763, age 35; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, Sep 1784, called J. J. TÉRRIO, with no wife & 5 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 55[sic], widower, head of family, no occupation listed; moved to Manchac; died [buried] Manchac 13 Aug 1790, age 60[sic], a widower
Jean-Toussasint THÉRIOT 10 Aug 1785 Asc baptized 1 Nov 1783, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; son of Olivier THÉRIOT & Marie AUCOIN; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 2; married, age 24, (1)Marie Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Joseph-Athanase LANDRY & Madeleine BABIN, 23 Feb 1807, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; married, (2)Françoise Arthémise, daughter of Amand GAUTREAUX & Françoise LANDRY, 26 Feb 1821, Donaldson, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 5 Nov 1830, age 47?
Jeanne-Anne THÉRIOT 16 Aug 1785 Asp born 9 Jan 1725, baptized 11 Mar 1725, Grand-Pré; daughter of Jean THÉRIOT & Marie DAIGLE; married, age 24, Jean-Baptiste, son of René AUCOIN & Madeleine BOURG, c1747, probably Minas; moved to Île St.-Jean or Île Royale; exiled to France 1758-59; at Boulogne, France, late 1750s to mid-1760s; sailed from Boulogne to St.-Malo, France, aboard Le Hazard, arrived St.-Malo, 28 May 1766; at St.-Servan, France, 1766-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Jeanne, with husband, 1 son, & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 62[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Jeanne THÉRIOT widow AUCOIN, age 67[sic], with daughter [Anne-]Félicité age 21, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean TÉRIOT, age 7(sic)[sic], with daughter Félicité, son-in-law Pierre MONTE, & 3 grandchildren; died [buried] Assumption 17 Sep 1798, age 73, a widow
Jeanne-Marie THÉRIOT 15 Dec 1785 BdE born & baptized 15 Jun 1770, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT & Marguerite-Josèphe RICHARD; sister of Geneviève-Catherine, Marguerite-Pérrine, Marie-Josèphe, & Rosalie-Pauline; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sister; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 14
Joseph THÉRIOT 17 1765 StJ born 2 May 1732, baptized 3 Jun 1732, Grand-Pré; son of Jean THÉRIOT & Madeleine BOURG; married, age 26, Madeleine, daughter of Pierre BOURGEOIS & Marie-Françoise CORMIER, c1758, Acadia; arrived LA 1765, age 33; in Cabanocé census, 1766, VERRET's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Joseph TÉRIO, with 1 unnamed woman & 1 slave in his household; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 46, with wife Magdelaine age 37, sons Pierre age 10, Joseph age 8, Jean age 4, daughters Rozallie age 18, Marie age 13, Magdelaine age 1, & engagé Paul DOUCET age 33; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 7 unnamed whites, 0 slaves, 10 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn
Joseph THÉRIOT 18 Dec 1785 Asp born c1758, perhaps England; son of perhaps Jean-Charles THERIOT & Marie BOUDREAUX; brother of Marie-Madeleine & Osite-Perpétué; perhaps repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 5; perhaps at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; perhaps in Poitou, France, 1773-75; perhaps in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; sailor; married Marie-Anastasie, called Anastasie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN & Jeanne-Anne THÉRIOT, c1783, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with wife & no children; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 27, listed singly [his wife had sailed to LA on Le Bergère], but may have crossed with his widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 27[sic], with wife Anastasie age 27, no children, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef TÉRIOT, age 37, with wife Anastasia age 35, & daughter Maria Rosalia age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph TÉRRIOT, age 38, with wife Anastasie age 36, & daughter Marie-Rosalie age 5, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, Jan 1798, called Joseph TÉRRIOT, age 39, with wife Marie age 36, & daughter Rosalie age 6, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption 22 Feb 1798, age 40
Marguerite THÉRIOT 19 Jul 1767 StG born & baptized 8 Jun 1709, Grand-Pré; daughter of Germain THÉRIOT & Anne RICHARD; married, age 17, René, fils, son of René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY, 27 Jul 1726, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 46; in report on Acadians at Baltimore, MD, Jul 1763, called Marguerite THEVREAUX, with husband & 2 daughters; arrived LA 1767, age 58, in report of Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Margarita, age 60[sic], with husband & 1 daughter
Marguerite THÉRIOT 20 Dec 1785 BdE? born c1728, probably Minas; exiled to VA 1755, age 27; deported to England 1756, age 28; married, age 29, Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN, c1757, probably England; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 35; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 57
Marguerite-Josèphe THÉRIOT 22 Dec 1785 BdE?, BR born c1732, probably Cobeguit; daughter of François THÉRIOT & Françoise GUÉRIN; sister of Marie; at Baie-de-Mordienne, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 20, called Marguerite, with parents & siblings; married Charles HENRY; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 50[sic]; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 5 unnamed children?
Marguerite-Pérrine THÉRIOT 21 Dec 1785 BdE? born 21 Aug 1778, baptized 22 Aug 1778, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT & Marguerite-Josèphe RICHARD; sister of Geneviève-Catherine, Jeanne-Marie, Marie-Josèphe, & Rosalie-Pauline; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sister; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 6
Marie THÉRIOT 23 1765 StJ born c1764; daughter of Joseph THÉRIOT & Madeleine BOURGEOIS; sister of Marie-Rose/Rosalie; arrived LA 1765, age 1; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 13, with parents, siblings, & engagé Paul DOUCET; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with parents & others
Marie THÉRIOT 24 Sep 1766 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1736; married (1)Paul MELANÇON; exiled to MD 1755, age 19; in report on Acadians at Snow Hill, MD, Jul 1763, called Marie MELANSON, with husband, 2 sons, 2 daughter; arrived LA 1766, age 30; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 33, with husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, & brother-in-law Bazille LANDRY; in Ascension census, 1770, left [east] bank, called Marie THÉRIOT widow MELANÇON, age 34, head of family number 58, with sons Jean-Baptiste MELANÇON age 11, Philippe MELANÇON age 19, Paul MELANÇON age 2 mos., daughters Magdelaine MELANÇON age 13, Marie MELANÇON age 8, brother-in-law Bazile LANDRY age 19, & 6 arpents; married, age 37, (2)Amand, son of Joseph PRÉJEAN & Marie-Louise COMEAUX of Chepoudy, & widower of Madeleine MARTIN, c1773, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, age 43[sic], with husband, 3 stepsons, 1 MELANÇON son, 1 PRÉJEAN son, 1 stepdaughter, 1 MELANÇON daughter, & 1 PRÉJEAN daughter; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 8 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & no others
Marie THÉRIOT 25 Jul 1767 StG born c1727; married Bonaventure LEBLANC; exiled to MD 1755, age 28; arrived LA 1767, age 40; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Gabriel, 1767, called Maria BLANCO, age 40, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in St.-Gabriel census, 1777, right bank ascending, unnamed, age 40[sic, probably 50], with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters
Marie THÉRIOT 26 Dec 1785 BdE?, BR? born c1730, probably Cobeguit; daughter of François THÉRIOT & Françoise GUÉRIN; sister of Marguerite-Josèphe; at Baie-de-Mordienne, Île Royale, Apr 1752, age 22, with parents & siblings; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard Queen of Spain 1758, arrived St.-Malo 17 Nov 1758, called Marie TÉRRIOT, fille de Françoise GUÉRRIN veuve Pierre-Marie[sic] TÉRRIOT, no age given; moved to Rochefort, France, 8 Mar 1759; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 52[sic], traveled with family of brother-in-law Charles HENRY, & with her widowed mother; moved to Baton Rouge District?; never married?
Marie THÉRIOT 27 Dec 1785 BdE? born c1743; married Joseph, son of Jean-Baptiste COMEAUX & Marie AUCOIN of Rivière-aux-Canards; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, called Marie TÉRRIO, widow Joseph COMMAU, with 3 sons, & 2 daughters; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 42, widow, head of family
Marie-Geneviève THÉRIOT 29 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp born c1735, Minas; called Geneviève; daughter of Charles THÉRIOT & Françoise LANDRY; exiled to VA 1755, age 20; deported to England 1756, age 21; married, age 25, Simon AUCOIN, c1758, England; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 28; at Plouër, France, 1763-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 50; moved to Lafourche valley; died [buried] Assumption 21 Jul 1799, age 67[sic], a widow
Marie-Josèphe THÉRIOT 30 Nov 1785 Asp? born c1720, probably Cobeguit; daughter of Pierre THÉRIOT & Marie BOURG; married, age 20, Honoré, son of Pierre GIROUARD & Marie DOIRON, c1741, probably L'Assomption, Pigiguit; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758, aboard one of the Five Ships, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Marie-Josèphe TÉRRIOT, age 39; at Pleslin, France, 1759-1764; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-72; at St.-Malo 1772, age 52; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Marie-Josèphe TÉRRIOT, widow Honoré GIROIR, with 2 daughters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 65, widow, head of family
Marie-Josèphe THÉRIOT 28 Dec 1785 BdE, Asc born & baptized 14 Dec 1765, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT & Marguerite-Josèphe RICHARD; sister of Geneviève-Catherine, Jeanne-Marie, Marguerite-Pérrine, & Rosalie-Pauline; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sister; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 19; moved to Ascension; married, age 24, Firmin, son of Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS & Anne RICHARD, 15 Feb 1790, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 15 Dec 1822, age 60[sic]
Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT 31 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1713, probably Grand-Pré; called Madeleine; daughter of Claude THÉRIOT & Marguerite CORMIER; married, age 22, Charles, son of Pierre BENOIT le jeune & Élisabeth LEJUGE, 25 Oct 1735, Grand-Pré; at Anse-au-Matelot, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Magdelaine TERRIAUD, age 58[sic], with husband & 6 chidren; on list of Acadians who arrived at St.-Malo, France, 1759, age 47; at St.-Servan, France, 1762, age 50, a widow; at St.-Malo 1772, age 60; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Magdeleine TÉRRIAU, widow Charles BENOIST, listed singly; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 70[sic], widow, traveled with family of son-in-law Honoré CARRET
Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT 32 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 17 Nov 1765, St.-Servan, France; called Madeleine; daughter of Jean-Charles THÉRIOT & Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Osite-Perpétué & perhaps Joseph; at St.-Servan 1765-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; married, age 18, (1)Firmin-Charles, son of Blaise THIBODEAUX & Catherine DAIGLE, 25 Feb 1783, St.-Similien, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie TÉRRIO, with husband & 1 son; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 20; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie THÉRIOT, age 23, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Marie-Madelaine no surname given, age 35, with husband 2 sons, & 1 daughter; married, age 28, (2)Joseph-Marin, son of Joseph GAUTREAUX & his second wife Anne PITRE, 9 Feb 1793, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria TÉRIOT, age 29, with husband, 2 THIBODEAUX sons, 1 GAUTREAUX son, 1 THIBODEAUX daughter, & 1 GAUTREAUX daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie TÉRRIOT, age 30, with husband, 2 THIBODEAUX sons, 1 GAUTREAUX son, 1 THIBODEAUX daughter, & 1 GAUTREAUX daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie no surname given, age 30, with husband, 2 THIBODEAUX sons, 2 GAUTREAUX sons, & 1 THIBODEAUX daughter
Marie-Rose THÉRIOT 33 1765 StJ, Asp born 25 Dec 1762, probably Halifax; called Rose or Rosalie; daughter of Joseph THÉRIOT & Madeleine BOURGEOIS; sister of Marie; arrived LA 1765, age 2; baptized 9 Dec 1795, New Orleans; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, called Rozallie, age 18, with parents, siblings, & engagé Paul DOUCET; married, age 15, Mathurin, son of Étienne LEBLANC & Élisabeth BOUDREAUX, 4 May 1778, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 6 others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Rosa TÉRIOT, age 30[sic], with husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, & 2 LEBLANC[?] adults, probably kin to her husband; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Rose TÉRRIOT, age 31[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Rosalie, no surname given, age 37, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters
*Martina/Martine THÉRIOT 34 Aug 1785 Asc sailed to LA on La Bergère, newborn; daughter of Olivier THÉRIOT & Marie AUCOIN; born aboard ship or New Orleans, baptized 27 Sep 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; married, age 36, Alexandre Joseph or Joseph Alexandre, son of Pierre BREAUX & his second wife Brigitte FORET, & widower of Marguerite LEBLANC & Marguerite RICHARD, 3 Jan 1821, Donaldson, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Ascension Parish 4 Sep 1848, age 63
Olivier THÉRIOT 35 Aug 1785 Asc born c1755, probably Rivière-du-Moulin-à-Scie, Île St.-Jean; son of Étienne THÉRIOT & his first wife Hélène LANDRY; brother of Jacques & Jean-Charles; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Olivier TÉRRIOT, age 4; at Pleudihen, France, 1759-72; studied to be a priest, 1770-72, but became a shoemaker; resident of St.-Sébastien Parish, Nantes, 1775-77; married, age 22, Marie, daughter of Olivier AUCOIN & his first wife Marguerite VINCENT of Minas, 29 Jul 1777, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; an organizer of the Seven Ships enterprise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Olivier TÉRRIO, with wife Marie & 2 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 32[sic], head of family; appointed as 1 of the 5 leaders of the La Bergère expedition; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, shovel, meat cleaver, 3 hatchets, & 2 hoes; died [buried] Ascension Parish 7 Sep 1829, age 75, taking with him "the regrets of all the parish"; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville, greeting LA Intendant Martin NAVARRO
Olivier-Marie THÉRIOT 36 Aug 1785 Asc baptized 2 Jul 1778, St.-Jacques, Nantes, France; son of Olivier THÉRIOT & Marie AUCOIN; brother of Jean-Toussaint; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 7; never married?; died Ascension Parish 5 Sep 1847, age 70[sic]
Osite-Perpétué THÉRIOT 37 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born 15 Jul 1760, England; called Rosa, Rose, Rosita; daughter of Jean-Charles THÉRIOT & Marie BOUDREAUX; sister of Marie-Madeleine & perhaps Joseph; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 2; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; married, age 22, (1)Christian SPIGER/Jean GARNIER of Sai, Vallais, Switzerland, son of Antoine SPIGER & _____, & widower of Stiagia BERGLE, 8 Oct 1782, St.-Similien, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Rose TÉRRIOT, with husband Jean GARNIER & 1 unnamed daughter [Jeanne-Marie]; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 30[sic, actually 25]; married, age 26, (2)Jean, fils, son of Jean MALLET & Marie BORRES of Saintonge, France, 29 Apr 1786, New Orleans; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Rose, age 28, with husband Jean MAILLET age 30, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 18 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Rose TERIOT, age 27[sic], with husband Jean MAILLET age 28, son Jean-Simon [MAILLET] age 3, daughter Marie-Madelaine [MAILLET] age 1, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 1 horse, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Rosa TÉRIOT, age 32[sic], with husband Juan MAILLET age 35, sons Simon [MAILLET] age 9, Joseph [MAILLET] age 4, Agustin [MAILLET] age 1, & daughter Maria [MAILLET] age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Rose TÉRRIOT, age 33[sic], with husband Jean MAILLET age 36, sons Simon [MAILLET] age 10, Joseph [MAILLET] age 5, Augustin [MAILLET] age 2, & daughter Marie [MAILLET] age 8, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Rose, no surname given, age 32[sic], with husband Jean MAILLET age 34, sons Jean [MAILLET] age 11, Joseph [MAILLET] age 7, Auguste [MAILLET] age 3, Yeves [MAILLET] age 1, & daughter Marie [MAILLET] age 9, 6/45 arpents, 0 slaves; died Lafourche Interior Parish 12 Mar 1823, age 60[sic]
Paul-Hippolyte THÉRIOT 38 1765 StJ, Atk, Asc, Atk born c1751, Cobeguit or Île St.-Jean; son of Joseph THÉRIOT & Françoise MELANÇON; brother of Ambroise, François-Xavier, & Thomas; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Paul, age 1; at Halifax Aug 1763; arrived LA 1765, age 14; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, age 15, with widowed mother, brothers, & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 18, with brothers Thomas & Francois; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1785, called Paul TÉRRIOT, with 1 free individual, 0 slaves; married, age 35, Françoise-Gertrude, daughter of René GUILLOT of Île St.-Jean & his second wife Françoise BOURG, & widow of Félix BOUDREAUX, 22 May 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; returned to Attakapas District, settled at La Pointe on upper Bayou Teche; died "at his home at La Pointe," St. Martin Parish, 18 Dec 1816, age 68[sic], buried next day "in the parish cemetery"; succession record dated 19 May 1817, St. Martin Parish courthouse
Pierre THÉRIOT 39 Sep 1785 Asp born c1743, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Cyprien THÉRIOT & Marguerite LANDRY; wood polisher; married, age 22, (1)Élisabeth, daughter of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth THÉRIOT, 28 Jan 1766, St.-Martin-des-Champs, Morlaix, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, called Pierre TÉRRIO, with no wife & 1 unnamed son; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 42, widower, head of family; married, age 43, (2)Marie DAIGLE, widow of Jean-Baptiste BOUDREAUX, 28 Sep 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 45, with wife Marie age 46, son Pierre age 18, stepson Jean BOUDREAUX age 13, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 3 swine; married, age 47, (3)Luce BREAUX, widow of Athanase BOURG, 21 Jun 1790, Ascension; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called  Pierre TÉRIOT, age 48, with wife Luce age 47, son Pierre age 20, stepsons Joseph BOURG age 20, Charles [BOURG] age 15, 0 slaves, 12 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 150 qts. corn, 8 horned cattle, 0 horses, 30 swine
Pierre-Marie THÉRIOT 40 Sep 1785 Asp born 7 Jul 1769, baptized next day, St.-Martin des Champs, Morlaix, France; son of Pierre THÉRIOT & his first wife Élisabeth TRAHAN; 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 father; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 15; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 18, with father, stepmother, & BOUDREAUX stepbrother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Pierre TÉRIOT, age 20, with father, new stepmother, & 2 BOURG stepbrothers; married, age 22, Anne-Marie-Julienne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste HÉBERT & his second wife Luce-Perpétué BOURG, 13 Feb 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro TÉRIOT, age 26, with wife Ana age 23, & sons Ambrosio age 2, & Angel age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre TÉRRIOT, age 27, with wife Anne age 24, sons Ambroise age 4, & Angel age 3, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre TÉRRIOT, age 28, with wife Anne age 24, sons Ambroise age 4, & Célestin age 2, "orphan" Julienne no surname given age 17, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, 30 Jun 1854, age 90[sic #
Rosalie THÉRIOT 41 Dec 1785 BdE, BR born c1740; daughter of Charles THÉRIOT & Françoise LANDRY; married, age 21, (1)Alexandre, son of Charles AUCOIN & Anne-Marie DUPUIS, c1761, probably France; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, called Rosalie TÉRRIO, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 45; moved to Manchac; married, age 48, (2)Simon-Pierre, son of Olivier DAIGLE & François GRANGER, & widower of Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT & Anne MICHEL, 23 Jan 1788, probably Manchac; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 4 others
Rosalie-Pauline THÉRIOT 42 Dec 1785 BdE, Asc born & baptized 30 Jun 1772, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT & Marguerite-Josèphe RICHARD; sister of Geneviève-Catherine, Jeanne-Marie, Marguerite-Pérrine, & Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at St.-Malo, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sister; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 12; moved to Ascension; married, age 26, Jean, son of Henry KLING & Catherine STARNES, 29 Jan 1798, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
Thomas THÉRIOT 43 1765 StJ born c1744, probably Cobeguit; son of Joseph THÉRIOT & Françoise MELANÇON; brother of Ambroise, François-Xavier, & Paul-Hippolyte; at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 9; at Halifax Aug 1763; arrived LA 1765, age 20; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, age 21, with widowed mother, brothers, 5 arpents of land & 1 gun; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 121, left [east] bank, age 25, with brothers Paul age 18, & Francois age 16; married, age 26, Agnès-Marie, daughter of Paul DAIGLE & Marie HÉBERT, 23 Apr 1771, St.-Jacques; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 6 whites, 0 slaves, 12 qts. rice, 20 qts. corn; in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, Aug 1779, called Thomas THÉRRIOT, fusileer; died [buried] St. James Parish 28 Oct 1807, age 60[sic]; succession record dated 11 Feb 1811, St. Martin Parish courthouse

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Ambroise TÉRRIOT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2594, calls his first wife's mother Marie LANOUE, but elsewhere he calls her Marie LANDRY; BRDR, 2:333, 687 (SJA-1, 40s), the record of his first marriage, calls him Ambroise TERRIO of Acadia," calls his wife Magdelaine GRANDGES "of Acadia," gives his & her parents' names, calls her mother Marie LANDRY, says his parents & her father were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Olivier LANDRY & Joseph LANDRY; BRDR, 2:376, 687 (PCP-19, 22), the record of his second marriage, calls him Ambroise THERIOT, calls his wife Élisabeth HENRY "of St. Pleurtuis Parish, St. Malo," gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Maximilien HENRY & Jean HENRY; BRDR, 2:688 (SJO-4, 1), his death/burial record, calls him Ambrosio THERIOT, "an Acadian, age 47 years, husband of Isabela HENRY," & gives his parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:81. 

Quote about the 1785 boucherie is from the brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville.  The brochure says that he arrived in LA in 1766, but his presence in the Cabanocé census of that year shows that he had come to the colony the year before.  His holding the boucherie for his fellow Acadians when they arrived at Manchac in 1785 was done in the spirit of his kinsman, Pierre THÉRIOT, founder of the Rivière-aux-Canards settlement in the Minas Basin back in L'Acadie a century before.  See family history above.

His second marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because the Baton Rouge/Manchac area did not have its own church until 1793.  Priests from Pointe Coupée upriver & St.-Gabriel downriver administered the sacraments in the area until Baton Rouge got its own priest. 

02.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Angélique TÉRIOT; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 751-52, Family No. 877, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Angélique TERRIOT, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Charles HENRY & Angélique HENRY; BRDR, 3:457, 812 (ASM-2, 104), her marriage record, calls her Ana Angela THERIOT "of St.-Servan, diocese of St.-Malo, France," calls her husband Juan JULIEN "of Rivière, diocese of Xaintes, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco LEROUX & Thomas de VILLAUNEUVA BARROSO.

See the footnote for her mother's profile for a discussion of the possibility that they may have gone from New Orleans straight to Manchac or Baton Rouge & may not have lived at Bayou des Écores with the majority of the passengers from their ship.

03.  Wall of Names, 10, calls her Anne THÉRIOT veuve Joseph BABIN 2; White, DGFA-1, 1504; BRDR, 1a(rev.):181 (SGA-2, 22), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne TÉRRIOT, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Jean TÉRIOT & Marie LEBLANC; BRDR, 2:688 (ASC-1, 182e), her death/burial record, calls her Anna THERIOT, "age 57 years," but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 156. 

04.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Anne THÉRIOT.  

05.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Anne THÉRIOT veuve Joseph GRANGER; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 366-68, Family No. 453, calls her Anne TERRIOT, says she was born c1749, does not give her parents's names or her birthplace, gives his first & second husbands' names, her second husband's parents' names, birth place, & birth date, the birth/baptismal/burial data for her 3 GRANGER children, & details her voyage to LA in 1785, including the names of her children by both marriages; BRDR, 2:60, 688 (PCP-19, 32), the record of her third marriage, calls her Anne TERIOT, "an Acadian & widow of Joseph GRANDJAIT," calls her husband Antoine BARBERT [BARBERO] "of Diocese of Meina, Italy," gives his but not her parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jean-Charles DUPUIS, Élie COMO, François MAYON, & Pierre DUGUE; BRDR, 3:812 (SJO-4, 38), her death/burial record, calls her Anna THERIOT, "age 56 yrs., wife of Anthonio BARBER," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 98-99; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 503.

Her third marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores, where she lived for a while, never had a church of its own, & Baton Rouge, probably where the marriage took place, did not have its own church until 1793.  Pointe Coupée priests administered the sacraments in those settlements until Baton Rouge got its own church. 

06.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him François-Xavier TÉRRIOT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2595, says he was born in 1753.  See also Bourgeois, Cabanocey, 169, 177.

Evidence that he married Anne MOUTON is found in the baptismal records of daughter Marguerite-Anne, dated 10 Aug 1787, daughter Sophie-Modeste, dated 19 Apr 1795, & son François, dated 29 Apr 1792, & the burial record of an unnamed daughter, dated 28 Apr 1799, in BRDR, 2:687, 689, 690, 692-93  (SJO-4, 17; SJA-3, 47; SJA-3, 11; SJO-1, 40), which calls the parents Francisco THERIOT & Ana MUTON, Xavier [THERIOT] & Anne MUTON of Baton Rouge, & Fabien [Xavier?] THERIOT & Ana MONTAN.  But the clincher is the baptismal record of daughter Marie-Félicité, dated 2 Mar 1797, in BRDR, 2:691 (SJA-3, 149), which calls the girl's parents' Xavier [THERIOT] & Anna MOUTON of Acadia & give her grandparents' names ... Josef TERRIOT & Francisca MELANÇON, & Luis MOUTON & Maria Modesta BASTARACHE.  These church records, along with the censuses, also trace the movements of the family during the late colonial period. 

07.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Françoise-Élisabeth [TÉRRIOT], & lists her with her parents; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 156-57, Family No. 282, her baptismal record, calls her Françoise-Élisabeth TERRIOT, gives her parents' but not her godparents' names, & details  the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Françoise-Élisabeth, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Françoise-Élizabeth GUÉRIN[sic], nursling, on the complete listing, says she was in the 7th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents, & that she was baptized in 1785 but gives no place of baptism.; BRDR, 3:83, 814 (ASC-2, 139), the record of her first marriage, calls her Françoise Élizabeth TERRIOT, calls her husband Augustin Béllonie BERGERON, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Germain BERGERON & François TERRIO[probably her brother]; BRDR, 5(rev.):94, 561 (ASM-7, 270), the record of her second marriage, calls her Françoise TERRIOT, "widow of Auguste BERGERON," calls her husband Joseph[sic] Fabien BOURG, gives her & his parents' names, says both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, calls his father Jean Baptiste, does not mention his first wife, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Auguste DELAUNE, "bro. in law of groom," Julien TARDIF, Hypolite BOURG, "bro. in law of groom," Pierre GUILBERT, & Olivier TARDIF. 

She was baptized only a couple of weeks before she & her family set sail from Paimboeuf aboard La Bergère, so it's a miracle that she survived the crossing at such a tender age. 

Her second husband's actual name was Jean Baptiste Fabien, son of Fabien Joseph.  Evidently the Assumption priest mixed up the groom's name with the father's.   

08.  Not in Wall of Names.  <acadian-cajun.com/ship6.htm>, calls her Geneviève THÉRIOT, daughter [of Jean-Jacques], age 21; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 90-91, 15th family, calls her Geneviève THÉRIOT, sa [Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT's] fille, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Genviève THÉRIOT, his [Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT's] daughter, age 21, on the complete listing; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:620 (Laf. Ch.: v. 3, p.8), her death/burial record, calls her Geneviève THERIOT, "of St. Maleau, France," but does not give her parents' names or mention a husband. 

She probably was the Geneviève THERIOT who gave birth to natural daughter Louise at Attakapas in the early 1790s.  See the girl's baptismal record, dated 11 Nov 1795, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:742 (SM Ch.: v.4, #749).  Did Geneviève ever marry? 

09.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jacques TÉRRIOT, & lists him with his wife & daughter; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 156-57, Family No. 282; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Jacques TÉRRIOT, jardinier, age 25, on the embarkation list, Jaques TÉRIOT, on the debarkation list, & Jacques THÉRIOT, gardener, age 25, on the complete listing, says he was in the 7th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & daughter, details his marriage but does not give the names of his or his wife's parents, says daughter Francoise-Élizabeth was baptized in 1785, & details the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 5(rev.):561 (ASM-3, 257), his death/burial record, calls him Jacques THERIOT, "age 78 yrs., husband of Françoise GUÉRIN," but does not give his parents' names. 

Where were he & his family in the late 1780s & early 1790s?  Perhaps at Ascension on the river near his brother Olivier, who also crossed on La Bergère.  Another brother, Jean-Charles, who also crossed on La Bergère, went straight to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

10.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean [TÉRRIOT], & lists him with his parents, a brother, & a paternal uncle; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 157-58, Family No. 284, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Toussaint TÉRRIOT, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details the family's voyage to LA; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Jean, son [Olivier THÉRRIOT's] fils, age 2, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, & calls him Jean THÉRIOT, his [Olivier THÉRIOT's] son, age 2, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 1st Family aboard La Bergère with his parents, brother, & a paternal uncle; BRDR, 3:499, 814 (ASC-2, 154), the record of his first marriage, calls him Jean TERRIOT, calls his wife Magdeliene LANDRY, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage werer Olivier TERRIO [his father] Ursin LANDRY, & David RANDALL; BRDR, 4:230, 522 (ASC-2, 268), the record of his second marriage, calls him Jean TERRIO, "widower Marie Magdelaine LANDRY, of Nantes, France," calls his wife François[sic] Arthémise GOTREAU, gives his & her parents' names, says they had to secure dispensation for "3rd degree relationship," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Jean TERRIO, Ferdinand TERRIO [his brother], & Amand GOTREAU; BRDR, 5(rev.):561 (ASC-4, 223), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him Jeanjean THERIOT, but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

His father was an organizer of the Seven Ships' enterprise. 

11.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Jean-Baptiste TERRIAU.  

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?

12.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Jean-Baptiste TERRIAU.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 58, 88.

His estimated birth year is based not on the age given in the passenger list of La Ville d'Archangel but on the ages given in the Bayou Lafourche censuses of 1795 & 1797. 

13.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean-Charles TÉRRIOT, & lists him with the family of brother Olivier; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Jean-Charles TÉRRIOT, son [Olivier TÉRRIOT's] frère, journalier, age 22, on the embarkation list, Jean-Charles TÉRIOT, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Charles THÉRIOT, brother [of Olivier THÉRIOT], laborer, age 22, on the complete listings, says he was in the 1st Family aboard La Bergère with the family of brother Olivier, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him after he reached LA; BRDR, 2:434, 690 (ASC-1, 169), his marriage record, calls him Juan TERIO, "an Acadian," calls his wife Magdalena LANDRY, "an Acadian," does not give any parents' names, & says the witness to his marriage was Olivier TERRIO [his older brother]; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:497 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #13), record for sale of land, calls him Jean Charles THERIOT, lists his children as Jean Charles, Louis Lazard, & Tourville, but does not mention a wife; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:497 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. 19), a succession record inventory, calls him Jean Charles THERIOT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:497 (Thib. Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1830), another succession record inventory, calls him Jean Charles THERIOT.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 41, 50, 74, 128, 173. 

His estimated birth year is taken not from the passenger list of La Bergère but from an average of the ages given in the Bayou Lafourche censuses of 1788, 1791, 1795, 1797, & 1798.  Notice how the Valenzuéla censuses of 1797 & 1798 mix up the names and ages of his children.

The succession inventory records filed at the Houma & Thibodauxville courthouses in 1828 & 1830 probably were for him & not his son Jean Charles, fils, who fathered a son in 1832. 

14.  Wall of Names, 43, calls him Jean-Jacques THÉRIOT; White, DGFA-1, 1505; BRDR, 1a(rev.):184 (SGA-2, 84), his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Jacque TÉRRIOT, gives his parents' names, & says his godparents were Jacque LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 744-45, Family No. 870; BRDR, 2:690 (SGA-8, 14, #60), his death/burial record, calls him Juan Jacobo THERIOT, "age 60 years of St. Charles in Acadia," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife. 

15.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Jeanne THÉRIOT.  

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

16.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Jeanne TÉRRIOT, & lists her with her husband & a daughter; White, DGFA-1, 49, profile of her husband's family, calls her Jeanne (Anne) THÉRIOT, gives her parents' names, & says she & Jean-Baptiste, called Jean, married in c1746 but gives no place of marriage; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 12-13, Family No. 21, calls her Jeanne TERRIOT; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 6, Family No. 11, calls her Jeanne TERRIOT; BRDR, 1a(rev.):184 (SGA-2, 57), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Jeanne TÉRIOT, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Marie D'AIGRE, & says her godparents were Charle TÉRIOT, who put his mark on the baptismal record, & Anne-Marie DUPUIS, who put her mark on the baptismal record; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 6, Family No. 11; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls her Jeanne TÉRRIOT, sa [Jean AUCOING's] femme, age 62, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Jeanne THÉRIOT, his [Jean AUCOIN's] wife, age 62, on the complete listing, says she was in the 17th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & a daughter, details her marriage, says she was married c1747 but does not give her or her husband's parents' names, & says daughter Anne-Félicité [AUCOIN] was born in 1765; BRDR, 2:690 (ASM-3, 17), her death/burial record, calls her Juana THERIOT, "widow of Juan AUCOIN," & calls her parents Juan [THERIOT] & Maria LEBLANC.    

Her middle name is from White, cited above, & her daughter Anne-Félicité AUCOIN's baptismal record, dated 16 May 1765 & recorded at St.-Nicolas, Boulogne, in Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 15, which calls her Anne.  Most records, as one can see here, call her simply Jeanne, the name found in her baptismal record. 

17.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Joseph TERRIOT; White, DGFA-1, 1502; BRDR, 1a(rev.):184 (SGA-2, 119), his birth/burial record, calls him Joseph TÉRIOT, gives his parents' names, says he was born on 2 May 1732, & that his godparents were Jean-Baptiste TÉRIOT & Marguerite TÉRIOT, both of whom signed the baptismal record, & that Jean TÉRIOT also signed the baptismal record.    

He was the only one of his many siblings who settled in LA. 

18.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him Joseph TERRIOT, & lists him singly; BRDR, 2:690 (ASM-3, 14), his death/burial record, calls him Josef THERIOT, "age 40 years approx., married to Anastasia AUCOIN," but does not give his parents' names.   

According to Robichaux's study of the Acadians in France, a Joseph, son of Jean-Charles TERRIOT & Marie BOUDROT, was born in England in c1758.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 743-44, Family No. 869.  If the Joseph who came to LA aboard La Caroline was Joseph son of Jean-Charles, then 2 of his younger sisters, Osite-Perpétué & Marie-Madeleine, both married in 1785, came to LA aboard Le St.-Rémi, & his widowed mother crossed on La Caroline.  See Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 155, Family No. 280.  Could that be why he crossed on La Caroline instead of on Le Bergère with his wife & her family--to wait for his mother & to look after her? 

Who were his wife's parents?  Was she the Marie-Anastasie, daughter of Jean AUCOIN & Jeanne TERRIOT, born probably at Boulogne in c1759?  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 12-13, Family No. 21.  If so, she & Joseph were distant cousins. 

19.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Margueritte TERRIOT; White, DGFA-1, 1491; BRDR, 1a(rev.):185 (SGA-1, 7), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite TÉRRIOT, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Jean TÉRRIOT & Marguerite DUGAS; BRDR, 1a(rev.):186 (SGA-2, 238), her marriage record, calls her Margueritte TÉRRIOT.  See also Jehn, Acadian Exiles in the Colonies, 158.

She was the only one of her many siblings who settled in LA. 

20.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marguerite THERIO; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 13-14, Family No. 22.  

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

21.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marguerite THÉRIOT.  

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

22.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marguerite THÉRIOT.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:57. 

Her middle name is from the marriage record of daughter Marie HENRY in BRDR, 2:377.  

There is the possibility that her family may have gone not to Bayou des Écores with the majority of the passengers from their ship but straight to Baton Rouge/Manchac from New Orleans. 

23.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie TERRIOT.  

24.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Marie TERRIOT.  

25.  Wall of Names, 21, calls her Marie TERRIOT.  

26.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marie THÉRIOT.  See also <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Family No. 17.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:57. 

There is the possibility that she & her sister's family did not go to Bayou des Écores with the majority of the passengers from their ship but went straight to Baton Rouge/Manchac from New Orleans.  What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

27.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie THÉRIOT veuve Joseph COMO.  

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

28.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Marie THÉRIOT; BRDR, 2:268, 691 (ASC-2, 32), her marriage record, calls her Maria THERIOT, calls her husband Firmain DUPUIS, gives his & her parents' names, says his parents were "of St.-Gabriel of Manchac," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre LACONTE & Firmin LANDRY; BRDR, 4:524 (ASC-4, 165), her death/burial record, calls her Marie THERIOT, "age 60 yrs., spouse Firmin DUPUIS," but does not give her parents' names.   

29.  Wall of Names, 44, calls her Marie-Geneviève THÉRIOT; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 29-30, Family No. 38, calls her Marie-Geneviève TERRIOT, says she was born in c1734, & gives her parents' names; BRDR, 2:689 (ASM-3, 21), her death/burial record, calls her Genoveva THERIOT, "age 67 years, widow of Simon," but does not give her parents' names.    

30.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Marie-Josèphe TERRIOT veuve GIROIR; White, DGFA-1, 1496; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 96, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59 she & her husband & half of their 6 children survived, but sons David, age 5, & Joseph, age 2 months, & daughter Marie, age 7, died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 360-61, Family No. 440.

She was the only one of her many siblings who settled in LA.  What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

31.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Madeleine THÉRIOT veuve BENOIT, & lists her with her son-in-law, daughter, grandson, & a niece; White, DGFA-1, 1500, calls her Marie-Madeleine [THÉRIOT], says she was born in c1713 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, says she was their second child, details her sojourn on Île St.-Jean, in France, & on the voyage to LA in 1785, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, & says they were granted "disp 4-4 cons" in order to marry; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls her Madeleine THÉRIOT, veuve BENOIT, age 70, on the embarkation list, & Madelaine THÉRIOT, widow BENOIT, age 70, on the complete listing, says she was in the 47th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her son-in-law, daughter, grandsons, & a niece, that Victoire BENOIT, who accompanied the family, was daughter of Augustin BENOIT & Madeleine GAUTROT, was born 11 Nov 1772 but gives no birthplace, & that Victoire's father was brother of Charles BENOIT, husband of Madeleine THÉRIOT.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:112. 

Did she survive the crossing from France to LA?  Note that she was not counted at Valenzuéla with the rest of her kinsmen in Jan 1788, when she would have been age 75.  The debarkation list for Le St.-Rémi has been lost.  Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 139-40, notes:  "As a result of that unhealthy congestion [aboard Le St.-Rémi], smallpox broke out during the voyage and carried away twelve children.  Scurvy caused the deaths of three women.  On her arrival smallpox claimed sixteen more victims and caused much sickness in their camp at New Orleans."  Madeleine THÉRIOT could have been one of the victims. 

32.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie-Magdelaine THÉRIOT, & lists her with her first husband & 1 son; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 743-44, Family No. 869; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 155, Family No. 280, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Madeleine TÉRRIOT, but does not give her godparents' names, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 159-60, Family No. 287, calls her Marie-Madeleine TÉRRIOT, details her birth & baptism, gives her parents' names, details her first marriage, including the birth/baptism of her first husband & his parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Firmin-Blaise THIBODAUX, baptized 16 Nov 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 50-51, calls her Marie-Magdeleine THÉRIOT, sa [Fermin THIBODAU's] feme, age 20, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Magdelaine THÉRIOT, his [Firmin THIBODEAUX's] wife, age 20, on the complete listing, says she was in the 37th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her first husband & 1 son, details her first marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, & says son Firmin-Blaise [THIBODAUX] was baptized in 1783 but gives no place of baptism; BRDR, 2:317, 690-91 (ASC-2, 54), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria THÉRIOT, calls her husband Joseph GOTRO, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Carlos BOUDRO [his brother-in-law] & Joseph THÉRIO/THÉRIOT.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44, 55, 83, 116, 176.

33.  Wall of Names, 25, calls her Marie-Rose TÉRRIOT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2542, her husband's profile in the LA section, calls her Natalie TÉRRIOT, daughter of Joseph TÉRRIOT & Madeleine BOURGEOIS; NOAR, 2:261 (SLC, B5, 110), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Roze THERIAU, gives her parents' names, says her father was Acadian & that her godparents were ____ HARDY DE BOISBLANC (BOISBLAN) & Charlotte-Roze DELACHAISE; BRDR, 2:479, 692 (SJA-1, 47a), her marriage record, calls her Rosalie THERRIO, calls her husband Maturin LE BLANC, gives her & her his parents' names, says "both parties of Acadia," that his father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Éstienne LEBLANC & Joseph MELANZON.

The date of her baptism--9 Dec 1765--gives an idea of when her family reached New Orleans.  Note how young she was when she married. 

34.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 4:295 (SLC, B9, 386), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Martina TÉRRIOT, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Martin NAVARRO, "intendant of this province," & Maria LEONARD, & has the notation:  "this family belongs to the Acadian families who came here this very year"; BRDR, 4:95, 524 (ASC-2, 266), her marriage record, calls her Martine TERRIO "of New Orleans, res. St. James," calls her husband Joseph Alexander BRAUD, "widower Marguerite RICHARD," gives her but not his parents' names, says her mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, that they had to secure a dispensation for "4th degree consanguinity," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Olivier TERRIO [her father], Ferdinand TERRIO [her brother], & Pedro LANDRY; BRDR, 7:484 (ASC-11, 77), her death/burial record, calls her Martine TERRIO, "wife of Alexandre BREAUX," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  

Most of the newborns of '85 died young, so she was one of the lucky ones.  And like most of them, she was named after Spanish intendant Martin NAVARRO, her godfather, whom the Acadians adored.  Why did she wait so long to marry, or was she married before?  This was her husband's third marriage.  He was only a few months older than she was, born at Lafourche in Dec 1784.  She lived into her early 60s. 

35.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 7L), calls him Olivier TÉRRIOT, & lists him with his wife, 2 sons, & brother Jean-Charles; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 172, shows that he & his entire family survived the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 734-35, Family No. 862; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 157-58, Family No. 284, says he was born in c1755; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Olivier THÉRRIOT, cordonnier, age 32, on the embarkation list, Olivier TÉRIOT, on the debarkation list, & Olivier THÉRIOT, shoemaker, age 32, on the complete listing, says he was in the 1st Family aboard La Bergère with his wife, 2 sons, & brother Jean-Charles, details his marriage, including the names of his & his wife's parents, says son Olivier-Marie was baptized in 1778 but gives no place of baptism, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 4:525 (ASC-4, 212), his death/burial record, calls him Olivier THÉRIOT, Sr., "age 75 yrs., nat.of Acadia, 'who lived in this State for many years and who takes with him the regrets of all the parish.'"  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 489.  

For the members of his family counted at Rivière-du-Moulin-à-Scie, Île St.-Jean, in Aug 1752, see De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:98.  Olivier would not be born for another 3 years, probably at that settlement. 

Appropriately, his is the very first name on the Sep 1784 list "of the Acadian families [in France] who want to go to Louisiana to establish themselves at the expense of His Catholic Majesty."  See Voorhies, J., cited above.  For his appointment as 1 of the 5 Acadian leaders aboard La Bergère, see Hebert, D., Acadian Families in Exile, 29.

Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 158-59, writes of him:  "[Don Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, Count] ARANDA [the Spanish ambassador to France who was in charge of the Seven Ships enterprise] gave no credit to Oliv[i]er TERRIO, the Acadian shoemaker of Nantes.  Yet to him, more than to anyone, is due the credit for having animated the Acadians.  For two years he neglected his shoeshop.  His family suffered much from poverty, for he had gone bankrupt and could not meet his debts in order to leave France.  His friends had to help him to migrate to Louisiana.  His efforts were truly tireless, and without his unselfish devotion to the cause neither PEYROUX nor D'ASPRES would have registered 1,596 volunteers for Louisiana.  In 1792 TERRIO took PEYROUX to court for having failed to keep his solemn promise of mutual assistance, 'of sharing his last piece of bread with him.'"  The Spanish treated PEYROUX much differently than they did poor TERRIO.  In fulfilling their promise to PEYROUX, they made him a captain & commandant of the settlement at Ste.-Geneviève, up in the Illinois country in present-day Missouri, with a salary of $500 then $600 per year.  See Winzerling, pp. 158, 197, note 31.  

Why did he go to Ascension on the river & not to upper Bayou Lafourche with the majority of the passengers from his ship? 

36.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 7L), calls him Olivier-Marie [TÉRRIOT], & lists him with his parents, a brother, & a paternal uncle; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 157-58, Family No. 284, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Olivier-Marie TÉRRIOT, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details the family's voyage to LA; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls him Olivier-Marie, son [Olivier THÉRRIOT's] fils, age 7, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, & calls him Olivier-Marie THÉRIOT, his [Olivier THÉRIOT's] son, age 7, on the complete listing, says he was in the 1st Family aboard La Bergère with his parents, a brother, & a paternal uncle, & that he was baptized in 1778 but gives no place of baptism; BRDR, 6:612 (ASC-11, 63), probably his death/burial record, calls him Marie Olivier THERIOT, "age 70 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.

Did he ever marry?  If not, why not?  Why did the Donaldsonville priest who recorded his burial use a feminine version of his name?    

37.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Ozite-Perpétué THÉRIOT, & lists her with husband Jean GARNIER & daughters Jeanne-Marie [GARNIER] & Marie-Francoise [GARNIER]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 743-44, Family No. 869; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 155, Family No. 280, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Osite-Perpétué TÉRRIOT, says she was born & baptized c1760 in England, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as her first marriage, & calls her first husband Christian SPIGER; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 152-53, Family No. 277, calls her Osite-Perpétué TÉRRIOT, details her birth & baptism, gives her parents' names, calls her first husband Christian SPIGER, in French Jean GARNIER, says he was born in c1749 in Sai, bishopric of Sion, province of Vallais in Switzerland, son of Antoine SPIGER & ____, that he was widower of Stiaga BERGLE & a carpenter, details their marriage, including her parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Marie-Françoise GARNIER, baptized 17 Mar 1785, St.-Similien, Nantes, &, calling her husband Jean GARNIER (Christian SPIGER), details the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 48-49, calls her Ozite-Perpétué THÉRIOT, sa [Jean GARNIER's] feme, age 30, on the embarkation list, & Ozite-Perpétué THÉRIOT, his [Jean GARNIER's] wife, age 20[sic], on the complete listing, says she was in the 29th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & 2 daughters, Jeanne-Marie GARNIER, age 2, & Marie-Françoise GARNIER, a nursling, details her first marriage, calling her husband Christian SPIGER [Jean GARNIER], including her parents' names but not his parents' names, & says daughter Marie-Francoise GERNIER was baptized in 1785 but gives no place of baptism; NOAR, 4:200, 295 (SLC, M5, 47), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rosa TÉRIO, "native of St.-Malo in France," calls her husband Juan MALLET, "native of Saintonge in France," gives her & his parents' names but says nothing of her first husband, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:533, 743 (NO Ch.: v.2, p.47, #140), a copy of her second marriage record, calls her Rosa TÉRIO, "native of St.-Malo," calls her husband Juan MALLET, "native of St. Onge," gives her & his parents' names but says nothing of her first husband, & gives no witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:498 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p. 7), her death/burial record, calls her Rosita Perpétué THERIOT m. Jean MAYET, says she died "at age 60 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 511; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44, 59, 92, 134, 176.  

Her GARNIER daughters were not listed with her in the Valenzuéla census of 1788 & 1791, when they would have been 4 & 3 & then 7 & 6, respectively.  Le St.-Rémi, unfortunately, has no debarkation list, so her husband & both daughters may have died on the crossing to LA (according to one historian, a dozen children died of smallpox on this ship) or soon after they reached the colony, when smallpox struck again.  See Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 139-40. 

The baptismal records of 5 of her MALLET children in BRDR, 2:511, dated 16 Jun 1788 (SJA-3, 16), 21 Jun 1790 (ASC-5, 43), 15 Sep 1793 (ASM-1, 9), 15 May 1796 (ASM-1, 68), & 10 Sep 1800 (ASM-1, 183), call her Rosa, Osita Perpetua, & Osa, revealing not only the evolution of her nickname Rose but also the fact that she was the Rose THÉRIOT who married Jean MALLET at New Orleans in Apr 1786.  In one of the baptismal records she is called Osa TÉRIOT of England.  Her burial record, cited above, calls her Rosita Perpétué. 

When did her second husband, Jean MALLET, reach LA?  His surname often was spelled MAILLET, but the standard spelling here is MALLET.  Jean MAILLET dit Passepartout, birth year & birthplace unrecorded, married Marie-Madeleine DUFAUX probably at Plaisance, Newfoundland, in c1707.  They had 4 children before Jean dit Passepartout died in c1719, probably at Plaisance.  Son Jean-Baptiste was born at Plaisance in c1714 & married a widow, Claire, daughter of François LANGLOIS, at Petit-Dégrat, near Port-Toulouse, Île Royale, now Cape Breton Island, in c1743.  The family was counted on Île Royale in 1752, & Jean-Baptiste died there in Sep 1758, on the eve of the deportation to France, but there is no link to the MALLETs of Saintonge.  See White, DGFA-1, 1112-13.  Another MAILLET family, that of Jacques, son of Antoine MAILLET, born in c1700 probably in Paris, France, lived in peninsula Acadia.  Jacques married Madeleine, daughter of Antoine HÉBERT, at Port-Royal in November 1720 & settled there.  They had at least a dozen children, 8 sons & 4 daughters, born between 1721 & 1741.  One son remained at Port-Royal & was deported to MA in 1755.  Two other sons moved to the Minas Basin; one ended up resettling in present-day New Brunswick, while the other one ended up in France but made his way back to Cape Breton Island by the early 1770s.  There also is no link here to the MALLETs of Saintonge.  See Arsenault, Généalogie, 668-71, 2306.  There was a MALLET family in greater Acadia, that of François MALLET, born in c1705 in Bouillon, Avranches, France, who married Marie-Anne DE LA RUE probably at Louisbourg, Île Royale, in c1740.  In 1752, François, Marie-Anne, & sons François, born in c1741, Pierre in c1756, & Louis in c1749 at Louisbourg, were counted at Lorembec, Île Royale, near Louisbourg.  In late 1758, after the fall of the French fortress at Louisbourg, British forces deported the family to Cherbourg, France, from whence they moved to St.-Malo, France, in Feb 1759.  They lived at nearby St.-Servan from 1759-72.  Louis MALLET married St.-Servan native Françoise-Charlotte, daughter of Dominique LEROY, at St.-Servan in Mar 1780, but there is no evidence that the family lived in Saintonge or emigrated to LA, not even in 1785, when most of the Acadians in France went there.  See Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 608, Family Nos. 695 & 696.  A Susanne MAILLET, sent to Louisiana to manufacture silk, was buried at New Orleans in Aug 1731.  See NOAR, 1:175 (SLC, B1, 67).  But another MAILLET/MALLET does not appear in the New Orleans church records until Jean MALLET's marriage to Rose THÉRIOT in Apr 1786, cited above.  Joseph, son of Jean-Baptiste MALLETTE & Marie-Josèphe PICARD of Montréal, married Marie-Anne DELATTRE at Pointe Coupée in Jun 1769, but there is no link between this family & the MALLETs of Saintonge.  See BRDR, 1b:116 (PCP-3, 243; PCP-4, 43).  Pierre MALLET was witness to the marriage contract of Gabriel FUSILIER de la Claire & Hélène SOILEAU at Attakapas in Apr 1771.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:337, 716 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-v.4, #385).  Joseph MALLET was godfather to Céleste, daughter of Pierre HÉBERT, at the Opelousas church in Aug 1799.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:406 (Op. Ch.: v.1-A, p.217).  Joseph married Nancy ROBERTSON & died in the Opelousas District in May 1805, age 60, so he had been born in c1755; he seems to have had only a daughter.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:482-83 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.78).  How were Jean, Joseph, & Pierre MALLET related?  Pierre MALLET was godfather to Pierre, son of Joseph GIROUD & Célestine ROBERTSON, at Opelousas in Sep 1803.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:323 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.316).  This is a clue that Joseph & Pierre were probably kin, but what about Jean from Saintonge?  In the 1810s, when MALLETs begin to appear in the Opelousas church records with some frequency, they were MALLETs from Pointe Coupee, not from the Lafourche valley.  See Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:643.  So Jean MALLET, husband of Rose THÉRIOT, seems to have been unrelated the other MAILLET/MALLETs of South LA.  

Was she a widow when she died?  Her burial record, cited above, does not say. 

38.  Wall of Names, 25 (pl. 6L), calls him Paul [TÉRRIOT], & lists him with his widowed mother & 3 brothers; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2595, calls him Paul THÉRIOT, says he was born in 1751 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says he married Francoise GUILLOT in c1780 at St.-Martinville, does not give her parents' names, says he settled at Opelousas, & lists his children as Joseph, born in 1788, Paul, fils in 1792, Julie [actually son Julien] in 1795, Martin, in 1797 but died 1801, Marie-Marthe in 1800, & Charles-Raphaël in 1808; BRDR, 2:535 (ASC-2, 7), his marriage record, calls him Paul TERRIO, calls his wife Francisca MELANCON[sic] "of Acadia & widow of Filis BUDRO," does not give any parents'  names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre BOURQUE & Thomas TERRIO [his brother]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:906 (SM Ch.: v.7, #366), his burial record, calls him Hypolite THERIOT, "native of Acadie," says he died "at age about 68 years at his home at La Pointe," that he was buried "in the parish cemetery," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:907 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#264), his succession record, calls him Paul THERIOT m. Francoise GUILLOT.  See also De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1785, 7.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:81. 

His wife did not reach LA until Aug 1785, so Arsenault's marriage date of c1780 for them is absurd.  See the footnote to his wife's profile for more details on their marriage & how the priest at Ascension complicated matters for the historian/genealogist.  Note that Paul had moved to the Attakapas District by 1785, 2 years before he married Françoise.  His brothers were still on the river in 1785-86, 2 at Manchac, 1 at St.-Jacques/Ascension, so he may have met Françoise on a visit to one of his brothers.  It is anyone's guess why he left the river & settled on the western prairies.  

Why does the Attakapas priest who recorded son Raphaël's baptism, dated 17 Apr 1808, in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:686 (SM Ch.: v.6, #491), call him Paul "of Opelousas" when other records say that he settled at La Pointe, which is in present-day St. Martin Parish & nowhere near Opelousas?

39.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre THÉRIOT, & lists him with no wife & 1 son; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 94-95, Family No. 184, calls him Pierre TÉRRIOT, says he was born in c1743 "in the parish of St.-Joseph in Acadie," which was Rivière-aux-Canards, gives his parents' names, details his first marriage, says his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, calls his first wife Élizabeth TRAHAN, says she was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the marriage, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of son Augustin, baptized 19 Jul 1775 at Pouthume, Châtellerault, godson of Pierre HENRY & Anne DUVAL, died at age 6 mos. & buried 1 Feb 1776, Pouthume, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 158-59, Family No. 285, calls him Pierre TÉRRIOT, says he was born in c1743 but gives no birthplace, does not give his parents' names, says he married his first wife, Élizabeth TRAHAN, in c1765 but gives no place of marriage, does not give her parents' names, says she died at age 38 & was buried 13 Jul 1784 at St.-Similien, Nantes, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Anne-Marie, baptized 7 Feb 1777, St.-Jacques, Nantes, son Joseph, died age 4 & buried 11 Jul 1777, St.-Similen, Nantes, daughter Marie-Rose, baptized 21 Dec 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 21 Feb 1781, no place given but probably St.-Similien, Nantes, & son Similien, baptized 13 Oct 1781, St.-Similien, Nantes, died 5 Oct 1783, no place given but probably St.-Similien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls him Pierre THÉRIOT, perelleur, age 42, on the embarkation list, & Pierre THÉRIOT, wood polisher, age 42, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 41st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with no wife & 1 son; BRDR, 2:217, 692 (ASC-2, 5), the record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre TÉRRIAU (TÉRRIOT), calls his wife Maria DAIGLE, gives no parents' names but says they all were Acadians, & that the witness to his marriage was François-Xavier ROBICHAUT; BRDR, 2:149, 692 (ASC-2, 33), the record of his third marriage, calls him Pedro THÉRRIOT, "a widower," calls his wife Lucia BREAUD, "a widow," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Étienne BOUDREAU & Joseph HÉBERT, Jr.  

40.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre [THÉRIOT], & lists him with his father; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 416, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Marie THERIOT, gives his parents' names, calls them Acadiens, & says his godparents were Thomas LEBLANC & Élisabeth THERIOT; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 158-59, Family No. 285, calls him Pierre [TÉRRIOT], & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 52-53, calls him Pierre, son [Pierre THÉRIOT's] fils, age 15, on the embarkation list, & Pierre THÉRIOT, his [Pierre THÉRIOT's] son, age 15, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 41st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his father & no siblings; BRDR, 2:355, 692 (ASC-2, 44), his marriage record, calls him Pierre TÉRRIO, calls his wife Anna HÉBERT, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Charle GOUTRO & Pedro MONTE; BRDR, 8:54 (SEZ-9, 42), his death/burial record, calls him Pierre Marie THERIOT, "age 90 years," but does not give his parents' names, mention a wife, or say if he was a widower. 

The marriage record of daughter Élise, dated 4 Sep 1829, in BRDR, 4:433, 522 (ASM-7, 186), also calls him Pierre Marie, as does the burial record of his wife, dated 2 Jun 1833, in BRDR, 5(rev.):293 (ASM-3, 232), & his own burial record.  

He was one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors.

41.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Rozalie THERIAULT; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 48; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 89; BRDR, 2:219, 692 (PCP-19, 14), the record of her second marriage, calls her Rosalie TERIOT, "an Acadian & widow of Alexandre AUCOIN," calls her husband Simon-Pierre DAIGRE, "an Acadian & widower of Marie TERIOT," gives her but not his parents' names, & gives no witnesses to her marriage.

Her second marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because there was no church at Baton Rouge, just north of Manchac, until 1793.  Priests from Pointe Coupée or St.-Gabriel downriver administered the sacraments at Manchac until the Baton Rouge area got its own church. 

42.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Rosalie THÉRIOT; BRDR, 2:400, 692 (ASC-2, 78), her marriage record, calls her Rosalia-Pauline TERIO, calls her husband Juan CLINE (KLING), gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Paul LANDRY & Joseph-Nicolas LANDRY. 

43.  Wall of Names, 25, calls him Thomas TÉRRIOT; BRDR, 2:218, 693 (SJA-1, 14a), his marriage record, calls him Thomas THERIOT, calls his wife Marie DAIGUE, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean-Baptiste BERGERON & Jacque MELANÇON, who made their marks; BRDR, 3:818 (SJA-4, 30), his death/burial record, calls him Thomas THERIOT, "age 60 yrs., nat. of Acadia, husband of Agnez DAIGLE," but does not give his parents' names; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:907 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#80), his succession record, calls him Thomas THERIOT, lists his children as Cezare THERIOT & Marie DUPUIS, says Cezare has a son, Justinien THERIOT, but says nothing of his wife or his other children.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:81. 

His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse because most of his children had moved to the Bayou Teche valley by the time of his death.  Was grandson Justinien his only designated heir?  Thomas's son Caesar had died at Attakapas in Apr 1804. 

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