APPENDICES

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

USÉ

[yoo-SAY]

ACADIA

Robert, son of Gilles Heusé or Huezé and Jeanne Rose of Presde, Dole, France, born in c1700, came to greater Acadia by February 1724, when he married Françoise, daughter of Pierre Gatinant of St.-Nicolas, La Rochelle, France, and Marie Girardeau, at Port-La-Joye, Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island. 

Ignace Heusé, perhaps Robert's son, was born probably on Île St.-Jean in the 1720s.  He worked as a seaman as well as a farmer.  In March 1748, he stood as godfather at Beaubassin for Joseph Caissie.  Ignace married Marie-Josèphe Renaud in c1752.  They had at least one son, Jacques, born at Rivière-aux-Canards in the Minas Basin in c1753.  Ignace remarried to Cécile Bourg, widow of Joseph Longuépée, probably on Île St.-Jean in c1758. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Cécile Bourg, age 50, widow of Ignace Huesé, sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships from France, which reached New Orleans in July 1785.  With her were her unmarried children--Mathurin-Charles, age 23, Marie-Anne, age 21, Jean-Baptiste, age 17, and Grégoire-Ignace, age 9.  Also aboard Le Bon Papa was Cécile's oldest son, Pierre-Ignace Huesé, age 25, and his wife Marie-Pérrine Quimine, age 23.  They brought no children with them. 

Cécile and her children, including son Pierre-Ignace, followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to Manchac, south of Baton Rouge.  Cécile did not remarry.  Spanish officials counted her and her children at Baton Rouge in 1788.  Three of her children married there, in 1786 and 1791.  Her daughter married into the Babin family.  By the mid-1790s, however, the entire family had left the river and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.   During the 1810s, one of Cécile's grandsons returned to the river and settled in St. James Parish, but his cousins remained on the Lafourche:

Descendants of Charles-Cyprien or Charles-Mathurin USÉ (1788- or 1793-; Robert?, Ignace)

Charles-Mathurin, called Mathurin, older son of Mathurin-Charles Usé and Marie Achée, born at Manchac in May 1788, or perhaps his younger brother Charles-Cyprien, called Cyprien, born at Manchac in March 1793, followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche before moving to St. James Parish on the river during the early 1810s.  He married Adèle Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of French Creole Alexis Millet of St. James Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in September 1823 and created a small center of family settlement on the old Acadian Coast. 

1

Older son Sylvère Mathurin or Mathurin Sylvère, born in St. James Parish in July 1824, married Gertrude Palmire, daughter of fellow Acadian Valentin Gaudin, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in August 1846.  Their son Onésiphore Sylvère, called Sylvère, was born near Convent in September 1847.  Mathurin Sylvère died near Convent in April 1850; he was only 25 years old. 

Sylvère married Félicie, daughter of French Creole Michel LeBoeuf, at the Convent church, St. James Parish, in April 1869. 

2

Younger son Joseph le jeune, born near Convent, St. James Parish, in March 1829, may have died young. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

By the mid-1790s, Spanish officials were counting Usés from Manchac on upper Bayou Lafourche, which became the new center of family settlement.  By the antebellum period, members of the family could be found not only on the upper bayou but as far down the valley as Lockport in Lafourche Parish and in Terrebonne Parish: 

Descendants of Pierre-Ignace USÉ (1760-?)

Pierre-Ignace, eldest son of Ignace Heusé and his second wife Cécile Bourg, born at La Gouesnière, France, near St.-Malo, in February 1760, married Marie-Pérrine, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Quimine, at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, near Nantes, in April 1785.  They followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, before moving on to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  All of their children were born in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Aroyo or How, Cavallero, Chiasson, and Sabolle families.  All of Pierre's sons seem to have died young, so this line of the family, except for its blood, may not have survived in the Bayou State. 

1

Oldest son Pierre-Joachim, born at Manchac in July 1786, probably died young, unless he was the Julien Usé who died in Lafourche Parish in November 1865; if so, the priest who recorded his burial said that Julien died "at age 83 yrs.," but he would have been "only" 79.  Did Joachim/Julien ever marry?

2

Simon, born at Manchac in September 1788, probably died young.

3

Louis-Valentin, born at Assumption in December 1793, probably died young. 

4

Youngest son Pierre Joseph, called Joseph, born at Ascension or Assumption in 1804, died in Assumption Parish in November 1826.  He was only 21 years old and did not marry. 

Descendants of Mathurin-Charles USÉ (1761-c1812)

Mathurin-Charles, called Charles, second son of Ignace Heusé and his second wife Cécile Bourg, born at St.-Servan, France, near St.-Malo, in September 1761, followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and settled with them at Manchac, where he married Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Achée, in November 1786.  They followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche in the early 1790s.  Their daughter married into the Borne family.  They lived at New Orleans during the late 1790s and early 1800s.  Charles's succession inventory record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1812; he would have been 51 years old that year and a widower.  One of Charles's sons returned to the river and settled in St. James Parish.  The other sons may have died young. 

1

Oldest son Charles-Mathurin, called Mathurin, born at Manchac in May 1788, may have married Adèle Delphine, called Delphine, daughter of French Creole Alexis Millet of St. James Parish, at the St. James church, St. James Parish, in September 1823 and created a small center of family settlement on the river that did not survive. 

2

Charles-Cyprien, called Cyprien, born at Assumption in March 1793, may have died young, or he may have been the one who married Delphine Millet and settled in St. James Parish; the church records are confusing. 

3

Barthélémy, born in November 1798 and baptized at New Orleans the following February, may have died young.

4

Youngest son Joseph, born in September 1800 and baptized at New Orleans in April 1801, also may have died young. 

Descendants of Jean-Baptiste USÉ (1768-)

Jean-Baptiste, third son of Ignace Heusé and his second wife Cécile Bourg, born at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, in May 1768, followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and settled with them at Manchac, where he married Françoise-Victoire, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Henry, in November 1791.  They lived at New Orleans and then followed his family to upper Bayou Lafourche.  Jean-Baptiste remarried to Marguerite-Renée, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Charles Boudreaux, at Assumption in August 1799.  His sons settled in the Bayou Lafourche valley, two as far down as Terrebonne Parish.  A grandson established a western branch of the family on Bayou Teche after the War Between the States. 

1

Oldest son Jean-Marie, by his father's first wife, born at Lafourche in August 1792, probably died young. 

2

Pierre Valéry, by his father's second wife, baptized at New Orleans, age 6 months, in March 1801, married cousin Marie Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of Yves Cyprien Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1825.  Their son Valéry Delphin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1825, Valéry in April 1827, and Charles Cyprien in October 1835.  They also had sons named Arthur and Jean Baptiste, called Baptiste.  Pierre remarried to Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Simon Gautreaux and widow of Joseph Michel, at the Thibodaux church in May 1838.  Pierre Valéry died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in December 1862; he was 61 years old.   His oldest son established a western branch of the family near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, on Bayou Teche, after the War Between the States. 

2a

Valéry Delphin, by his father's first wife, married Eveline or Evelina, daughter of French Creole Aubin Albert, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1847.  Their son Rosémond Dolaino was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1848, Onésiphore in January 1850 but died at age 7 months the following August, Lorency was born in March 1853, Telesphore Clyphor in January 1858, Joseph Barbé died near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, three days after his birth in December 1860, Joseph Alcide was born near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in March 1862, Joseph Aubin in St. Martin Parish in September 1867, and Edmond near Breaux Bridge in May 1870. 

Rosémond married Mary Davis in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in May 1867.

2b

Arthur, by his father's first wife, married Marie Azéma, daughter of French Creole André Triche, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1854.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche and Assumption parishes. 

2c

Jean Baptiste, by his father's first wife, married Pélagie, also called Marguerite J., daughter of Acadian Célestin Bourg, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1854.  Their son Pierre Rosaimé was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in August 1855, Célestin in Lafourche Parish in February 1857, and Alfred Elphége near Chacahoula, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1858.

2d

Valéry, by his father's first wife, married Marie Joséphine, called Joséphine, daughter of French Creole Étienne Aysenne, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in June 1856.  They settled near the boundary between Lafourche and Assumption parishes.  Their son Jean Baptiste Adam was born in March 1860, Léon Valère in December 1861, Léon Ferjus in November 1866, and Raoul Marcellien in January 1870.

2e

Charles Cyprien, by his father's first wife, married Odile, daughter of fellow Acadian David Gautreaux, a the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in February 1860.  They settled near the boundary between Assumption and Lafourche parishes.  Their son Joseph Léo was born in January 1861, Camille in October 1862, Charles Lucien in September 1864, Louis Numa in September 1868, and Pierre Aubert in August 1870.  

3

Hubert Joseph or Joseph Hubert, called Hubert, from his father's second wife, born at Ascension in April 1802 or 1804, married cousin Marguerite Pauline, called Pauline, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian François Boudreaux, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in January 1829.  Their son Joseph Léo was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1829 but died at age 9 months the following August, and Jean Balsema was born in November 1835.  They also had a son named Vinot, unless he was Jean Balsema.  Their daughters married into the Barrilleaux and Kerne families.  Hubert remarried to Jeanne Adeline, daughter of fellow Acadian François Trahan, at the Thibodaux church in May 1839.  Their son Joseph Léon or Léo, called Léo, the second of the name, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1840, and Alex Clairville in November 1845.  Their daughter married into the Rhodes family. 

3a

Vinot, by his father's first wife, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eugène Prejean, at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1856.  Their son Ernest Edgard was born near Labadieville in December 1865, and Joseph Jules, a twin, in December 1868.

3b

Léo, by his father's second wife, married Angélique, daughter of fellow Acadian François Naquin of Terrebonne Parish, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in February 1864.

4

Michel Onésime, by his father's second wife, baptized at Ascension, age 4, in April 1807, may have died young. 

5

Marcellin, by his father's second wife, born probably in Assumption Parish in late 1808, died at age 8 in September 1816. 

6

Rosémond, by his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in October 1810, married Geneviève, daughter of French Creole Charles Maigret, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1839.  Their son Cyprien Forestat had been born in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1830.  Their daughter married into the Babin family. 

7

Cyril, by his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in November 1812, may have died young. 

8

Youngest son Célestin, by his father's second wife, born in Assumption Parish in May 1818, married Marie Delphine, daughter of Spanish Creole François Rodrigue, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in October 1843.

Descendants of Grégoire-Ignace USÉ (c1776-)

Grégoire-Ignace, fourth and youngest son of Ignace Heusé and his second wife Cécile Bourg, born in France in c1776, followed his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and settled with them at Manchac before moving on to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Marie Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Charles Boudreaux and sister of his brother Jean-Baptiste's second wife, at Assumption in November 1805.  Their daughters married into the Brunet and Hébert families.

1

Oldest son Auguste Godefroi, born in Ascension Parish in April 1808, married Eugènie Arthémise, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Alexis Achée, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1833.  Their son Auguste Ozémé was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1852.  Auguste Godefroi died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1852; he was only 44 years old; a petition for his succession inventory was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse in March 1853. 

2

Jean Martial, born in Assumption Parish in October 1811, married Marie Adéle, 20-year-old daughter of Spanish Creole Joseph Sanchez, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1840; Marie's mother was a Dantin.  Their son Joseph le jeune was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1841, Alfred Augustin in March 1845, Eugène Élie in October 1846, and Jean Martial, fils in May 1857.  Their daughters married into the Hébert and LeBlanc families. 

Alfred married Alice, also called Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian Zéphirin Hébert, at the Chacahoula church, Terrebonne Parish, in October 1866; the marriage also was recorded at the Labadieville church, Assumption Parish, in November.  Their son Albert was born in Lafourche Parish in August 1867, Alcide Augustin near Chacahoula in April 1869, and twins Alfred Adam and Joseph Alexis in June 1870. 

3

Youngest son Joseph, born in Lafourche Interior Parish in April 1820, married Marie Delphine, called Delphine, another daughter of Joseph Sanchez, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1843.  Their son Joseph Franklin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1844, Joseph, fils in December 1846, and Henri Philemon in September 1848 but died at age 9 months in June 1849.  Joseph died in Lafourche Parish in May 1853; he was only 33 years old. 

Other USÉs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

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

Émilien Usé married Tersile Doucet.  Their son Joachim Bernard was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in February 1854. 

Hubert Usé married Léocade Benoit.  Their son Jean Félix married Justine, daughter of French Creole Jacques D'hue, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1863; Justine's mother was a Molaison.  Their son Félix was born probably in Lafourche Parish in c1863 but died at age 5 in August 1868, Henri Victoria was born in February 1864, and Joseph Octave in April 1865. 

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

No Usé families, at least none who were Acadian, settled west of the Atchafalaya Basin before the War Between the States.  However, in the immediate post-war years a Usé from Terrebonne Parish moved to St. Martin Parish and established a western branch of the family. 

Dorsine Usé died in St. Martin Parish in November 1867.  The St. Martinville priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names, said  that Dorsine died "at age 18 yrs." 

CONCLUSION

Heusés settled "late" in Acadia, and they came "late" to Louisiana.  In fact, if the Spanish government had not coaxed over 1,500 Acadians in France to emigrate to their Mississippi valley colony, there probably would be no members of this family in the Bayou State today, at least none descended from Acadians.  Five of them, led by their widowed mother, came from France in 1785 aboard Le Bon Papa and settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, but they did not remain there.  In the early 1790s, the entire family moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, where they established a large center of family settlement that stretched as far down as Lockport on the lower Lafourche and into Terrebonne Parish.  Some of them also lived briefly at New Orleans.  During the early antebellum period, a Usé returned to the river and created a small center of family settlement in St. James Parish.  His other kinsmen remained in the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley.  A Usé from Terrebonne Parish moved to the Breaux Bridge area of St. Martin Parish soon after the War of 1861-65, the first of the family to establish a line west of the Atchafalaya Basin.  ...

By the time the family reached Louisiana, its surname was evolving from Heusé to Usé.  The family's name also is spelled Eusé, Euzé, Heuzé, Hisé, Huché, Uersie, Uessie, Usée, Uset, Usi, Ussée, Usset, Uzé, Uzez, Uzuz, Wsset.  Today, some members of the family spell their surname Use without the accent, while others still use the accent.  Some also favor Usea and especially Usey in southeast Louisiana.

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2116; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D. Southwest LA Records, vols. 8, 9; NOAR, vols. 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 17; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 59-60; Robichaux, Acadian in Nantes, 98-100; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 509-11.  

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are in parenthesis; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

Attakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Grégoire-Ignace USÉ 03 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born c1776, France; son of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG; brother of Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Anne, Mathurin-Charles, & Pierre-Ignace; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 9, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & brother; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Grégorio, no surname given, age 20, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Grégoire USÉ, age 21, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Gregoire USE, age 22, listed singly, with 10/15 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 29, Marie, daughter of Jean-Charles BOUDREAUX & his second wife Marguerite-Victoire GUIDRY, & sister of brother Jean-Baptiste's wife Marguerite-Renée, 12 Nov 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville
Jean-Baptiste USÉ 04 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born 4 May 1768, baptized next day, St.-Servan, France; son of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG; brother of Grégoire-Ignace, Marie-Anne, Mathurin-Charles, & Pierre-Ignace; at St.-Servan 1768-71; at Plouër, France, 1771-73; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 17, traveled with widowed mother; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with widowed mother & brother; married, age 23, (1)Françoise-Victoire, daughter of Charles HENRY & Françoise HÉBERT, 10 Nov 1791, Manchac or Baton Rouge; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 27[sic], probably an engagé with family of Judit ARCENAUX, Widow; married, age 31, (2)Marguerite-Renée, daughter of Jean-Charles BOUDREAUX & his second wife Marguerite-Victoire GUIDRY, & sister of brother Grégoire-Ignace's wife Marie,19 Aug 1799, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marie-Anne USÉ 01 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born & baptized 1 Feb 1764, St.-Servan, France; daughter of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG; sister of Grégoire-Ignace, Jean-Baptiste, Mathurin-Charles, & Pierre-Ignace; at St.-Servan 1764-71; at Plouër, France, 1771-73; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & brothers; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 20, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 21, François-Marie, son of Simon BABIN & his first wife Anastasie THÉRIOT, 31 Dec 1786, Manchac or Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, unnamed, with husband & 1 child; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria USSET, age 32[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie USÉ, age 33, with husband, 1 son, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 31[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 4 daughters
Mathurin-Charles USÉ 02 Jul 1785 BR, Asp, Lf born & baptized 5 Sep 1761, St.-Servan, France; called Charles; son of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG; brother of Grégoire-Ignace, Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Anne, & Pierre-Ignace; at St.-Servan 1761-71; at Plouër, France, 1771-73; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 22[sic], traveled with widowed mother; married, age 25, Marie-Jeanne, daughter of Antoine ACHÉE & Marie CLÉMENCEAU of Île St.-Jean, 13 Nov 1786, Manchac or Baton Rouge; on list of Acadians at Baton Rouge, 1788, called Carlos HOUSE (HISE), with unnamed wife [Marie], 1 child, 3 units corn, 1/4 unit rice; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maturino USSET, age 33, with wife Maria AHHE age 29, sons [Charles-]Maturino age 8, [Jean-]Bautista age 7, Carlos[-Cyprien] age 2, & Felix age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Mathurin USÉ, age 34[sic], with wife Marie age 30, sons Mathurin age 9, Baptiste age 3, Carlos age 2, & Felix age 1, 0 slaves, next to brother Pierre; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Mathurin USÉ, age 36, with wife Marie age 30, sons Mathurin age 7, Charles age 5, Remy age 3, & Joseph age 1, 9/20 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Pierre; succession inventory dated 3 Sep 1812, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Pierre-Ignace USÉ 05 Jul 1785 BR, Asp born & baptized 14 Feb 1760, La Gouesnière, France; son of Ignace USÉ & his second wife Cécile BOURG; brother of Grégoire-Ignace, Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Anne, & Mathurin-Charles; at La Gouesnière 1760-61; at St.-Servan, France, 1761-71; at Plouër, France, 1771-73; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 25, Marie-Pérrine, daughter of Pierre QUIMINE & his first wife Marie-Lousie GROSSIN, 30 Apr 1785, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 24[sic]; on list of Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788, called Pedro USSE, with 3 persons in his family, 3 barrels corn, 1/4 qt. rice; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro USSET, age 35, with wife Maria age 32, sons Simon age 7, Luìs age 2, & daughter Adélaïdes age 5; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre USE, age 36, with wife Marie age 33, sons Simon age 4, Louis age 3, & daughter Adélaïdes age 6, 0 slaves, between brother Mathurin & brother-in-law François BABIN; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre USE, age 39[sic], with wife Marie age 34, sons Simon age 9, Valantain age 4, & daughter Adélaïde age 7, 8/15 arpents, 0 slaves, next to brother Mathurin

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls her Anne-Marie [HISÉ], & lists her with her widowed mother & 4 brothers; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 509-11, Family No. 569, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Anne HUEZÉ, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Antoine LANDRY & Anne LAMBERT, & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1761-71, & at Plouër from 1771-73; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 59-60, Family No. 117, calls her Marie-Anne HEUZÉ; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 99, calls her Marie-Anne HEUZÉ; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls her Anne-Marie, sa [Cécille BOURG, veuve HISÉ's] fille, age 20, on the embarkation list, Ana Maria, su [Cecilia BOURG, viuda USÉ's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Anne-Marie HEUZÉ, her [Cécile BOURG, widow HEUZÉ's] daughter, age 20, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 12th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her widowed mother & 4 brothers; BRDR, 2:1a-b, 15a, 46, 716, 3:51, 846 (SGA-14, 7), her marriage record, calls her Marie and Maria USSET & VERET(sic), gives her & her husband's parents' names, says her parents were "of St. Malo, France," but lists no witnesses to her marriage.  

Her wedding probably was at Manchac, at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where her family settled.  Manchac had no church of its own, & nearby Baton Rouge did not have its own church until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel, a little farther downriver, as well as from Pointe Coupée, upriver and on the opposite bank, administered the sacraments at Manchac until Baton Rouge priests could do it.

02.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Charles [HISÉ], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 509-11, Family No. 569, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Mathurin-Charles HEUZÉ, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre ARNAUX & Anne BESNAR, & says his family lived at La Gouesnière from 1759-61, at St.-Servan from 1761-71, & at Plouër from 1771-73; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Charles, son [Cécille BOURG, veuve HISÉ's] fils, journalier, age 22, on the embarkation list, Carlos USÉ, su [Cecilia BOURG, viuda USÉ's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Charles HEUZÉ, her [Cécile BOURG, widow HEUZÉ's] son, day laborer, age 22, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 12th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his widowed mother & siblings; BRDR, 2:1, 385 (SGA-14, 5, #12), his marriage record, calls him Carlos HUESÉ, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says both sets of parents were "of Parish of St. Seroaudo in France," but gives no witnesses to his marriage; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:527 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1812), his succession inventory, calls him Charles Mathurin USÉ m. d.Marie HACHÉ, so he was a widower by then.   See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 49, 73, 124.  

03.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Grégoire [HISÉ], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Grégoire, son [Cécille BOURG, veuve HISÉ's] fils, age 9, on the embarkation list, Gregorio, su [Cecilia BOURG, viuda USÉ's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Grégoire HEUZÉ, her [Cécile BOURG, widow HEUZÉ's] son, age 9, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 12th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 3:124, 845 (ASM-2, 112), his marriage record, calls him Gregorio Ignacio USSÉE, age about 29 yrs., says his wife age 18 yrs., gives his & her parents' names, says her mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Phelipe PLASENCIA & Ambrosio HÉBERT.

Which daughter of Jean-Charles BOUDREAUX did he marry?  Jean-Charles had a daughter named Marie who was born in France in c1761, but she would have been 44, not 18, in 1805.  An 18-year-old in 1805 would have been born in c1787 in LA.  

04.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Jean-Baptiste [HISÉ], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 509-11, Family No. 569, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jean-Baptiste HUEZÉ, gives his parents' names, calls his godparents Jacques HUEZÉ & Marie BOURG, & says his parents resided at St.-Servan from 1761-71 & at Plouër from 1771-73; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Jean Bte, son [Cécille BOURG, veuve HISÉ's] fils, journalier, age 17, on the embarkation list, Juan Bautista, su [Cecilia BOURG, viuda USÉ's] hijo, on the debarkation list, & Jean-Baptiste  HEUZÉ, son [of Cécile BOURG, widow HEUZÉ's], day laborer, age 17, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 12th Family aboard Le Bon Papa with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; BRDR, 2:376, 712 (SGA-14, 17), the record of his first marriage, calls him Juan Bautista USÉ, gives his & his wife's parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Carlos GUIDRY & Maturin Carlos USÉ [his brother]; BRDR, 2:115, 712 (ASM-2, 43), the record of his second marriage, calls him Juan Bautista USSEÉ of St. Malo & widower of Francisca HENRY, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says her parents were "of Acadia," that her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Armand FREMIN & Francois BABIN. 

His first wedding probably was at Manchac, at the southern edge of the Baton Rouge District, where his family settled.  Manchac had no church of its own, & nearby Baton Rouge did not have its own church until 1793, so priests from St.-Gabriel, downriver from Manchac, as well as from Pointe Coupée, upriver and on the opposite bank, administered the sacraments at Manchac until Baton Rouge had a church of its own. 

05.  Wall of Names, 27 (pl. 6R), calls him Pierre [HISÉ], & lists him with his widowed mother & 4 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 509-11, Family No. 569, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Ignace HEUZÉ, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre LONGUESPÉE & Madeleine HÉBERT, & says his family resided at La Gouesnière from 1759-61, at St.-Servan from 1761-71, & at Plouër from 1771-73; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 99, Family No. 184, calls him Pierre-Ignace HEUZÉ, details his birth & baptism, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, gives his wife's parents' names, & says he traveled to LA with his widowed mother; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 4-5, calls him Pre, son [Cécille BOURG, veuve HISÉ's] fils, journalier, age 24, on the embarkation list, Pedro USÉ, on the debarkation list, & Pierre HEUZÉ, with wife Marie KIMINE, & Pierre HEUZÉ, her [Cécile BOURG, veuve HEUZÉ's] son, day laborer, age 24, with his mother & siblings, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 12th Family (also Family 11-A) aboard Le Bon Papa not only with his widowed mother & 4 siblings but also with his wife.  

Here is why he is listed twice on the rolls of Le Bon Papa:  He married Marie less than 2 weeks before they left Paimboeuf.  For some reason, the French listed him with his mother & siblings when he embarked on Le Bon Papa, but the Spanish listed him with his wife when he reached New Orleans.  His wife had the same experience--the French listed her with her parents & 2 sisters when she left Paimboeuf aboard Le Bon Papa, & with her husband as well as her parents & sisters when she reached New Orleans.  

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