APPENDICES

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

VINCENT

[VANH-sonh, VIN-cent]

ACADIA

Gilles Vincent dit Desmarets married Marguerite Durand on Newfoundland, part of greater Acadia, in c1683.  They settled at Plaisance, an Acadian community on the southeast end of Newfoundland now called Placentia, and at St.-Pierre.  Marguerite gave him nine children, six sons and three daughters.  Gilles took his family to the fishery on Île Scatary, off Île Royale, by 1716 and died at Port-Orléans, up the coast, in c1722.  Two of his son married into the Dihars and Maisonnat families and remained on the island.  Two of his daughters married into the Commère dit La Chapelle and Le Manquet dit Benjamin families and, like their brothers, settled on Île Royale.  No member of this family emigrated to Louisiana.  

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The progenitor of the Vincents who settled in Louisiana was Pierre, born in France in c1631.  He came to Acadia by c1663, the year he married Anne, daughter of Denis Gaudet and Martine Gauthier, at Port-Royal.  He and Anne had six children, including three sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Their two daughters married into the Bastarache dit Le Basque and Moyse dit Latreille families.  Pierre died at Port-Royal in c1686, in his mid 50s.  

Oldest son Michel, born in c1668, married first to Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Michel Richard dit Sansoucy and Madeleine Blanchard, at Port-Royal in c1689.  They moved to Ste.-Famillie, Pigiguit, then to nearby Grand-Pré, and had seven children, including two sons who married into the Comeau and Landry families.  Their six daughters married into the Gautrot, Boudrot, Dubois, Semer, Thibodeau, and Forest families.  Michel remarried to Anne-Marie, daughter of Jean Doiron and his first wife Marie-Anne Canol, at Pigiguit in c1710.  She gave him 11 more children, including three sons who married into the Comeau, Bodart, and Duon families.  Their seven daughters married into the Duon, Trahan, Landry, Daigre, Saulnier, Caylan, and Bouriou families.  

Pierre, fils, sometimes called Étienne, born in c1669, married Jeanne, daughter of Guillaume Trahan and his second wife Madeleine Brun, at Port-Royal in c1692.  They also moved to the Minas Basin, settling at Grand-Pré.  They had 10 children, including two sons who married into the Granger and Babin dit Barbe families.  Four of their daughters married into the LaVache, LeBlanc, Trahan, Blanchard, and Benoit families.  Pierre died probably at Grand-Pré in c1732, in his early 60s.  Some of his children moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the early 1750s.  

Youngest son Clément, born in c1674, married Madeleine, daughter of François Levron and Catherine Savoie, probably at Port-Royal in c1698.  Unlike his older brothers, who moved to Minas, Clément and his family remained at Port-Royal.  He and Madeleine had a dozen children, including four sons who married into the Michel, Hébert, Gratien, Barrieau, and Doiron families.  Three of their daughters married into the Michel dit Le Ruine, Girouard, and Doiron families.  Clément's sons moved to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the early 1750s.  All four of them adopted their father's first name as a dit, or nickname, and many of their descendants called themselves Clément instead of Vincent

In 1755, descendants of Pierre Vincent could be found at Annapolis Royal; Minas, including Pigiguit; and on Île St.-Jean, where they were calling themselves Vincent dit Clément.  

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

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

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Vincents were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them came to the colony in early 1765 and followed her husband to Bayou Teche, but no family line came of it: 

Anne-Euphrosine, also called Françoise, age 34, daughter of Michel Vincent of Grand-Pré, husband Michel Trahan, age 39, and four of their children, ages 13, 12, 11, and 2, reached Louisiana in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue.  After a short respite in New Orleans, during which Michel attempted to exchange their Canadian card money for Louisiana funds, Françoise and Michel followed the Broussards to the Attakapas District, where they helped establish La Nouvelle-Acadie on the banks of Bayou Teche.  Michel Trahan died at Attakapas in January 1784, and Françoise remarried to Basile, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Landry of Pigiguit and widower of Brigitte Boudreaux, at Attakapas in May 1786.

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Not until decades after the first of them reached Louisiana did a Vincent family line emerge on the western prairies: 

Pierre Vincent, age 36, was still a bachelor when he crossed on Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships, from France, which reached New Orleans in August 1785.  It was Pierre who established the western branch of the Acadian Vincent family.  From the 1820s, when a cousin moved from St. James Parish to the Bayou Teche valley, only the western branch of the family remained:      

Descendants of Pierre VINCENT (1749-1826; Pierre, Michel)

Pierre, son of Joseph Vincent and Marguerite Bodart of Rivière-aux-Canards, was only 6 years old when the British exiled his family to Virginia in 1755.  The next year, he followed them to exile in England and on to France in May 1763 when they were repatriated to the mother country.  He was a 36-year-old bachelor when he sailed to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785.  He did not follow his female cousins to the river settlements above New Orleans but chose, instead, to go to the Attakapas District, where he settled on the upper Vermilion.  In January 1788, at age 39, he married Agnès, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Broussard and widow of Pierre Potier, at Attakapas.  Agnès died soon after the marriage, and Pierre remarried to Catherine, daughter of French Creole Michel Galemand of St. John the Baptiste Parish and widow of Benjamin Hargrave of Brunswick County, Virginia, at Attakapas in October 1790.  They remained on the Vermilion.  It was this second marriage that established the first and largest western line of the Acadian Vincents in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Trahan families.  Pierre died in Lafayette Parish in December 1826; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was "age over 80 years" when he died, but he was "only" 77; his succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in January.  Pierre and his second wife had seven sons, all born on the upper Vermilion.  All of them created families of their own.  Some of his sons and grandsons moved south to St. Martin and Vermilion parishes by the late 1840s, but most remained in Lafayette Parish, where their ancestor had settled.  The great majority of the Acadian Vincents of South Louisiana are descended from Pierre, his sons, and grandsons.

1

Oldest son Joseph, by his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in April 1791, married Marie Louise, called Lise, daughter of fellow Acadian Basile Landry, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1814.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in April 1817, Laisin in August 1824 but died at age 5 in April 1830, Remise was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, at age 1 year, 1 month, in February 1827, Ursin was baptized at age 11 months in February 1829, Valsin was born in November 1829, and Sevin in April 1838.  Their daughters married into the Dronet, Landry, Rolin, and Suire families.  

1a

Joseph, fils married Adèle, daughter of French Creole Éloi Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1839; Adèle's mother was a Boudreaux.  Their son Éloi was born in Lafayette Parish in March 1842, Joseph III in August 1857, and Pierre near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, in November 1859.  Their daughter married into the Sellers and Simon families. 

Éloi married cousin Marie Renée, daughter of Alexander Simon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1860; Marie Renée's mother was a Trahan.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Maxilien le jeune was born in August 1861, Théogène in March 1866, and Eugène in April 1867.

1b

Valsin married Joséphine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Pierre Landry, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in November 1847.  They settled near New Iberia.  Their son Théolin was born in July 1851, and Paulin in July 1855.  Their daughter married a Landry cousin. 

1c

Ursin married fellow Acadian Adélaïde Landry probably in the early or mid-1850s.  Their son Jules was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in August 1861, Dolzé in January 1865, and Alcide in November 1866.  

1d

Sevin married Marguerite Odèide, daughter of French Canadian Pierre Primeaux, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1859.  Their son Pierre Adolphe was born near Abbeville in January 1863, and Joseph Fernez in April 1865.  

2

Pierre, fils, by his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in August 1795, married Sally, also called Céleste and Sarah, daughter of Anglo American Jacob Ryan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1811.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Their son Olivier was born in October 1817, Émilien le jeune, also called Siméon, in March 1820, Isaac in February 1824, and Lasty, also called Sosthène, was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 9 months, in November 1832.  They may also have had a son named François le jeune, who may have been Olivier.  Their daughter married into the Ledoux family.  Pierre, fils died in St. Martin Parish in May 1860; the St. Martinville priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre was 80 years old when he died, but he was "only" 64. 

2a

François le jeune married fellow Acadian Sylvanie Trahan probably in the late 1830s.  Their son Joseph was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1844, François, fils in October 1847, and John in November 1849.  

2b

Isaac married Anglo Creole Élisabeth Lyons probably in the early 1840s.  Their son William was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in June 1844.  

2c

Émilien le jeune married Anglo Creole Tabitha Lyons, perhaps a kinswoman of his brother Isaac's wife, probably in the late 1840s.  Their son Jean Andréson was born in Calcasieu Parish and baptized, age unrecorded, by a Grand Coteau priest in June 1850, Joseph Martin was born in March 1852, Daniel in January 1853, and William Edgar in January 1856.  

2d

Lasty/Sosthène married fellow Acadian Oliva Benoit probably in the late 1840s.  Their son Aladin le jeune was born near Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, in December 1849.  They were living near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in the late 1860s.  Their daughter married into the Chiasson family. 

3

Jean-Baptiste-Amédée or Aimé, also called Désiré-Jean-Baptiste, from his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in September 1797, married Marie Amélie or Azélie, daughter of fellow Acadian Agricole Hébert, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1819, on the same day his younger brother Maximilien married there.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Jean-Baptiste-Amédée and Azélie's son Édouard was born in March 1820, Ursin in August 1821, Osémé in 1822, Marcillien in September 1824, Pierre Valsin or Aladin, in July 1828, Gerasin, also called Célestin, in September 1830, a child, named unrecorded, perhaps a son, died a day after its birth in February 1834, Sosthène was baptized at the Vermilion church, Lafayette Parish, age 3 months, in October 1837, and Désiré was born in July 1841.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Hébert, and Schexnayder families.  Jean-Baptiste died in Lafayette Parish in November 1848; the Vermilionville priest who recorded his burial said that Désiré Jean Baptiste, as he called him, was 48 years old when he died, but he was 51.  

3a

Ursin married Eremise, 19-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1843, and remarried to Françoise Clonise, daughter of French Creole Alexis Bertrand, at the Vermilionville church in September 1851; Françoise's mother was a Richard

3b

Édouard married 22-year-old Julienne, another daughter of Augustin Boudreaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in November 1843.  Their son Belzire was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in June 1853, Éloi le jeune in September 1854, Moïse in December 1855, and Care in April 1858.  Their daughters married into the Blanc and Hébert families.  

Éloi le jeune married cousin Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Eusèbe Hébert, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1865; Éloi's sister Céleste married Marie's brother André L.  Éloi le jeune and Marie settled near Youngsville.  Their son Isidore was born in September 1866. 

3c

Osémé married Aspasie, daughter of German Creole Michel Faulk, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in August 1845; Aspasie's mother was a Broussard.  Their son Joseph Neuville, called Neuville, was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in July 1846, Théoville in July 1848, Augustin in August 1853, and Belzire in March 1858.  Their daughter married into the Mouton family.  

Neuville married Marie Evela, daughter of German Creole Séverin Frederick, at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in September 1868; Marie's mother was an Acadian Bourgeois

3d

Pierre Valsin/Aladin married Marie Alida or Azéma, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Zéphirin Trahan, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in December 1845.  Their son Désiré le jeune was born in Lafayette Parish in February 1848, Joseph Théosime near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1851, Jules in December 1855 but died at age 10 in January 1866, Émile was born in July 1861, and Numa was baptized at the Abbeville church, age 1 1/2 months, in May 1866.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Broussard families.  

Désiré le jeune died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1866.  He was only 17 years old. 

3e

Gerasin/Célestin married Marie Delphine, called Delphine, another daughter of Michel Faulk, probably in the early 1850s.  Their son Antoine was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1861.  Their daughters married into the Frederick and Hébert families.  Gerasin may have remarried to fellow Acadian Marie Nathalie, called Nathalie, Guidry and settled near Abbeville by the late 1860s.  Their son Valsin was born posthumously near Abbeville in November 1870.  Gerasin died near Abbeville in August 1870; the priest who recorded the burial, and who did not bother to give any parents' names or even mention a wife, said that Gerassin, as he called him, died "at age 41 yrs.," but he was only a month shy of 40. 

3f

Sosthène married fellow Acadian Nathalie Landry at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1857.  Their son Alcée was born near Abbeville in October 1861, and Jean Baptiste, a twin, in May 1867.  

3g

Désiré married fellow Acadian Marie Alexandrine, called Alexandrine, Trahan at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Désiré, fils was born near Abbeville in January 1868, and Remus Joseph in March 1870. 

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Émilien, also called Maximilien, Maxilien, and Similien, from his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in June 1800, married Marguerite, daughter of fellow Acadian Paul Trahan, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in June 1819, on the same day his older brother Jean-Baptiste-Amédée married there.  They settled on the upper Vermilion.  Maximilien and Marguerite's son Émilien, fils, also called Maximilien and William, was born in March 1820, Émile in August 1824, a child, name unrecorded, perhaps a son, died at age 7 days in May 1829, Lasty was baptized at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, age 6 months, in March 1833, Pierre le jeune at age 1 month in September 1834 but died a few days later, Sevin le jeune was baptized at age 4 months in June 1836, Valentin at age 1 in July 1839, and Alexandre was born in August 1843.  Their daughters married into the Broussard, Lorman, Manceau, and Vincent families.  

4a

Émilien, fils/Maximilien married Virginie, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Duhon, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1838.  Their son Pierre le jeune was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 2 months, in November 1839 but died at age 2 in August 1841, Hermogène was born in November 1841, Séverin in February 1844, Jean Philosi in February 1854, Benjamin near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in December 1854, and Alexandre in Lafayette Parish in February 1857.  Their daughters married into the Bourg and Hébert families.  Émilien, fils's succession record, identifying his wife, was filed a the Vermilionville courthouse in June 1870; he would have been 50 years old that year. 

Séverin married cousin Eulalie, daughter of his great-uncle Alexis Vincent, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in July 1865.  Their son Aladin was born near Youngsville in October 1866, and Élie Vaudet in October 1870. 

Hermogène married Julienne, daughter of fellow Acadian Dosité Hébert, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in January 1866. 

4b

Émile married Marie Adeline, called Adeline and Adelina, 17-year-old daughter of French Canadian Jean Baptiste Primeaux, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1844.  Their son Fostin was born in Lafayette Parish in October 1847, and Siméon in January 1853.  Their daughters married Vincent brothers who were their cousins.  Émile's succession record, identifying his wife, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse in September 1868; he would have been 44 years old that year. 

4c

Lasty married first cousin Azelima, Azéma, or Zelima, daughter of his uncle Alexis Vincent, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1853; the marriage was not recorded at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, until January 1864.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Joseph Daima was born in November 1853.  

4d

Alexandre married Elisa, Élise, or Élize, daughter of French Creole Louis Simon, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in July 1865; Élize's mother was a Leger.  Their son Alexis was born near New Iberia in April 1866.  Their were living in Lafayette Parish a few years later. 

5

François, by his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in May 1802, married Marguerite Céleste, called Céleste, daughter of Spanish Creole Antoine Domingue or Domingues of Petit Anse, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in July 1820.  Their daughters married into the Bonvillain, Borel, Goula, and Miguez families.  They seem to have had no sons, so this family line, except for its blood, may not have survived.  

6

Pierre Onésime, called Onésime, from his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in April 1807, married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Alexis Bertrand, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish in August 1826; Marguerite's mother was a Richard.  Their son Eugène was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1828, Valentin in December 1832, Clémile in December 1835, Louis Euclide was baptized at the Grand Coteau church, St. Landry Parish, age 1, in July 1839, Martin was born in May 1840, Alexis in March 1843, and Pierre Omer in May 1852. 

7

Youngest son Alexis, by his father's second wife, born on the upper Vermilion in April 1809, married Clotilde, daughter of French Creole Charles Manceau, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in February 1829; Clothilde's mother was a Trahan.  Their son Valentin was baptized at the Vermilionville church, age 7 months, in July 1830 but died at age 8 in January 1838, Valsin was born in June 1831, Hippolyte was baptized at age 3 months in November 1838, Jean Aladin, age unrecorded, in October 1840, Onésime le jeune was born in November 1841, Vincent in August 1846, Émile in December 1849, and Théovide or Théoville in July 1852.  Their daughters married into the Broussard and Vincent families.  Three of his sons married Vincent cousins, two of them sisters. 

7a

Valsin married first cousin Marie Uranie, called Uranie, daughter of his uncle Maximilien Vincent, at the Vermilionville church, Lafayette Parish, in May 1853.  They settled near Youngsville.  Their son Damase was born in February 1854, Omer in July 1856, Amédée in January 1859, Hubert in October 1861, and Adam in June 1867.  

7b

Hippolyte died in Lafayette Parish in June 1861.  He was only 22 years old and probably did not marry.  

7c

Émile married cousin Eugénie, daughter of his first cousin Émile Vincent, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1868. 

7d

Théoville married cousin Onésima, another daughter of Émile Vincent, at the Youngsville church, Lafayette Parish, in October 1870. 

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A Vincent from the river moved to the western prairies during the 1820s and added another line to the family's center of settlement in St. Martin Parish: 

Descendants of Pierre-Charles VINCENT (1771-1846; Pierre, ?)

Pierre-Charles, called Charles, son of Pierre Vincent and Marguerite Cormier, born at St.-Jacques on the river in March 1771, married cousin Anne-Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadian Antoine Labauve, at St.-Jacques in January 1797; Céleste's mother was Anne Vincent.  They settled at St.-Jacques, where most of their children were born.  Their daughters married into the David and Oubre families.  In the 1820s, Charles and Céleste moved to St. Martin Parish, where Charles died in June 1846; the priest who recorded his burial said that Charles was 79 years old when he died, but he was "only" 75; his succession record had been filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in April.  He and Marguerite had at least eight sons, two of whom died young.  Four of the ones who became adults never married, so only two of their sons created families of their own, and only one of them had sons of his own.  As a result, relatively few Acadian Vincents come from this line.  

1

Oldest son Joseph, born at St.-Jacques in January 1800, died there in July 1805, age 5.  

2

Martin, born at St.-Jacques in August 1803, died in St. Martin Parish in August 1842.  He was only 38 years old and did not marry.  

3

Célestin, born in St. James Parish in September 1808, died in St. Martin Parish in July 1840.  He was only 31 years old and did not marry.

4

Jean Baptiste, born in St. James Parish in July 1810, died in St. Martin Parish in June 1848.  Like his older brother Martin, he was only 38 years old when he died and did not marry.  His succession record was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse in July.  

5

Michel Raphaël, called Raphaël, born near Baton Rouge in March 1815, died in St. Martin Parish in December 1844.  He was only 29 years old and did not marry.

6

Sosthène Casimir, born in St. James Parish in March 1818, married Marie Hyacinthe, called Hyacinthe, daughter of French Creole Alexandre Judice, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in 1843; Hyacinthe's mother was a Dugas.  Their son Désiré was born in St. Martin Parish in January 1846, and Ernest in January 1852.  Their daughter married a Labauve cousin.  Sosthène remarried to Léonide, daughter of French Creole Balthazar Pellerin, at the St. Martinville church in December 1865; he was 47 years old at the time of the wedding. 

Désiré, by his father's first wife, married Marie Michaelle, daughter of French Creole Alfred Bonin, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1867. 

7

David, born in St. James Parish in May 1820, died at the home of brother-in-law Paul David at Fausse Pointe, St. Martin Parish, in August 1830.  He was only 10 years old.  

8

Youngest son Auguste, born probably in St. Martin Parish in the early or mid-1820s, married fellow Acadian Adélaïde Broussard, widow of Jean Baptiste Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in May 1845.  They had a son named Euphémon

Euphémon married Althée, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Éloi Dugas, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in November 1866.  Their son Louis Charles was born in St. Martin Parish in September 1869. 

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Other VINCENTs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Vincents on the western prairies with known Acadian lines of the family there.  The priest at Abbeville was especially negligent in his record keeping:

Julienne Vincent, also called a Clément, married Samuel John, likely Samuel Caruthers, Jr. and settled with him on the Mermentau River by December 1837, when a son was born there. 

Alice Vincent married Hyacinthe Olivier in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in June 1841.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Valsin Vincent married Acadian Rosalie Elina Broussard.  Their son Théosine was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in November 1853, and Demosthène in June 1856.  

Philomène Vincent married French Creole Michel Meaux at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in December 1858.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Philomène's succession record, identifying her husband but not her parents, was filed at the Abbeville courthouse in 1866. 

Gédéon B. Vincent married Martha Fennessy in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in July 1861.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Arsène Vincent married Célestin Nunez at the Abbeville church, Vermilion Parish, in February 1866.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Catherine Vincent gave birth to son Euclyde near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in March 1866.  The priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give the father's name nor the mother's parents' names. 

Alexandre G. Vincent's succession record was filed at the Franklin courthouse, St. Mary Parish, in August 1866. 

Sosthène Vincent married Léonie or Léonide Pellerin.  Their son Octave was born in St. Martin Parish in October 1866. 

A succession record for Rosalie Vincent, calling her husband Olivier Vincent, was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in October 1866. 

Joseph Vincent married Christine Stanton.  Their son Eugène was born near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in January 1868. 

Gustave Vincent married Célestine De Valcourt.  Their son Octave Bertrand was born in Lafayette Parish in July 1870. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

Four Vincents--three wives and a young bachelor--came to the colony from Halifax in 1765, but they did not go to Bayou Teche.  They settled, instead, at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before:

Anne-Marie, age 52, daughter of Michel Vincent of Pigiguit, came with husband Honoré Duhon, age 49, and three children, ages 20, 18, and 16.

Anne-Marie's younger sister Marie-Josèphe dite Josette, age 26, came with husband Claude-Amable Duhon, age 27, who was sister Anne-Marie's husband's younger brother, and a Pitre niece, age 1.  

Anne Vincent, age 27, a cousin of Anne-Marie and Josette, came with husband Antoine Labauve, age 39, and their twins sons and a nephew, ages 15 and 6.  

Pierre Vincent of Pigiguit, age 20, was the only Vincent male who came to Louisiana in the 1760s.  

Descendants of Pierre VINCENT (c1745-?; Pierre, ?)

Pierre Vincent, born probably at Pigiguit in c1745, came to Louisiana in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue and settled on the river.  In April 1768, at Cabanocé, he married fellow Acadian Marguerite Cormier of Chignecto.  Their daughters married into the Guidry and Lambert families.  Pierre and Marguerite had at least four sons, all born at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques, but only one of them seems to have created a family of his own.  In the 1820s, this son, Charles, moved his family from St. James Parish to St. Martin Parish on Bayou Teche, and Acadian Vincents disappeared from the river.  

1

Oldest son Jean, born at St.-Jacques in May or June 1769, probably died young.

2

Joseph, born at St.-Jacques in c1770, also probably died young.  

3

Pierre-Charles, called Charles, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in March 1771, married cousin Anne-Céleste or Célestine, daughter of fellow Acadians Antoine Labauve, at St.-Jacques in January 1797; Céleste's mother was Anne Vincent.  They settled at St.-Jacques.  Their daughters married into the David and Oubre families.  In the 1820s, Charles and Céleste moved to St. Martin Parish, where they established a second line of Acadian Vincents on the western prairies. 

4

Youngest son Félix, baptized at St.-Jacques, age unrecorded, in March 1773, probably died young.

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A Vincent came to Louisiana from Maryland in the late 1760s, but no new family line came of it:

Anne, age 59, daughter of Clément Vincent of Annapolis Royal and widow of Alexandre Doiron, came to Louisiana with three of her daughters, ages 30, 20, and 16, in February 1768.  They were part of the large extended family led by brothers Alexis and Honoré Breau of Pigiguit who had been exiled to Maryland in 1755 and gathered at Port Tobacco on the lower Potomac River.  On orders from Spanish Governor Antoine de Ulloa, Anne and her daughters followed the rest of their party to the new Acadian settlement of San Luìs de Natchez on the river above Baton Rouge, across from present-day Natchez, Mississippi.  After the Spanish allowed the Acadians at Natchez to leave the settlement, Anne and her children probably moved downriver to St.-Gabriel d'Iberville. 

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The largest contingent of Acadian Vincents to reach Louisiana came on four of the Seven Ships from France in 1785, 20 years after the first of their cousins reached the colony.   Most of them went to upper Bayou Lafourche, but one of them chose to settle on the river.  However, no new family line came of it:

Anne-Marie Vincent, age 55, came with husband Charles Daigle, age 54, aboard Le Bon Papa, the first of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in July.  They settled at Manchac, south of Baton Rouge, and obviously had no more children.  

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the Vincents who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche, but no new family lines came of it: 

Élisabeth, or Isabelle Vincent, age 28, crossed with husband Pierre-François Le Coq, age 40, a Frenchman, and four of their children, ages 11, 9, 1, and a newborn--on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September. 

Ursule Hébert, age 45, widow of  Jean Vincent, and four of her Vincent daughters--Anne-Blanche, age 23, Marie-Blanche, age 17, Jeanne-Marguerite, called Marguerite, age 12, and Flore-Adélaïde, called Adélaïde, age 11--crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  Ursule did not remarry and died at Baton Rouge in October 1798.  Marie-Blanche married Louis, son of fellow Acadian Charles Pinet dit Pinel. at New Orleans in early December 1785, not long after they reached the colony.  Anne-Blanche married Jacques Ferre at Lafourche in March 1788.  Adélaïde married Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas, son of fellow Acadian Jean Thibodeaux, at Lafourche in November 1789 and died in Terrebonne Parish in November 1852, in her late 70s.  Marguerite married Joseph, son of French Creole Joseph Baye, at Assumption in August 1798; her succession record was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1822; she would have been in her late 40s that year.

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

Vincent is a common surname not only in France and in the Mediterranean countries but also in the British Isles, so it is no wonder that during the colonial period most of the Vincents who lived in Louisiana were not Acadians.  One of these non-Acadian members of the family came to Louisiana in its earliest days, and others were Spanish, Irish, German, even Italian, as well as French:  

Charles, son of François Vincent and Marie Samson, married Marie-Marguerite Lejeune at Old Biloxi, now in the state of Mississippi but then a part of French Louisiana, in August 1721.  One wonders if they were the parents or grandparents of Madeleine Vincent, who married Jacques-Guillaume Courtableau, widower of Marguerite Le Kintrek, at Opelousas "before 1772." 

Emmanuel Viscent or Viscente, a Spaniard, married Angélique Boutiere or Loutiere.  Their daughter Marie-Antoinette was born at New Orleans in July 1755. 

Juan, son of Juan Vicente and Maria Pachot of Sorte, Catalonia, Spain, married Maria Amuthon or Amulton of Charlemont, Ireland, widow of an army major, at New Orleans in March 1767.  Juan died at New Orleans in January 1772, age unrecorded.  

____, spouse of ____ Vincent, died at St.-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands on the Upper German Coast in February 1778. 

Jean, sometimes called Vicente, son of Jean Vincent and Jeanne Godar of Bordeaux, France, married Félicité, daughter of Nicolas De Lille Dupard, at New Orleans in June 1779.  Their son Jean-Baptiste-François was born at New Orleans in November 1781.

Francis Vincent, described in his burial record as an "Irish captain of Philadelphia," died at Ascension on the river above New Orleans in August 1786.  

Alfonso Vincent of Italy married French Creole Marie St. Pierre of St.-Jacques probably in the 1790s and moved to upper Bayou Lafourche by the early 1800s.  Their son Joseph married Isabelle Rafaela Araby at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in October 1816. 

Françoise, daughter of François Vincent and Marie Petit of St.-Étienne Parish, Macon, in Burgundy, "resident of this city," gave birth to daughter Delphine at New Orleans in January 1795.  The St.-Louis Parish priest who recorded the girl's baptism in March 1797 did not give her father's name.  Delphine died at New Orleans in September 1799; she was only 4 1/2 years old.  Françoise married Rodrigo, son of Antonio Barela y Castro of Braga, Portugal, at New Orleans in October 1802. 

Susan Vincent, "Catholic," married Jacob Herman, "Lutheran," at Opelousas in October 1796.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' name.  

Charles-Joseph Vincent of Monsey, Burgundy, France, married Céleste Touraquin, native of New Orleans.  Their daughter Céleste Flavia was born in the city in July 1801 but died of smallpox there in May 1802, and daughter Maria Coralia was born at New Orleans in December 1803.  

Joséphine, daughter of Jean Vincent of Bordeaux, France, and Félicienne Del Isle, married Carlos, son of Manuel Ramos of Havana, Cuba, at New Orleans in November 1801.  Witnesses to her marriage included the "general administrator of this province," the "provincial treasure," and a surgeon "of the Royal Hospital" at New Orleans, so the couple must have come from prominent families. 

Ysavel or Isabelle Vincent gave birth to daughter Maria Juana Pelagia at New Orleans in June 1802.  The St.-Louis Parish priest who recorded the girl's baptism the following November did not give her father's name. 

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During the antebellum period, many more non-Acadian Vincents appeared in South Louisiana, especially at New Orleans, Pointe Coupee, Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension on the river; in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley; and west of the Atchafalaya Basin in St. Mary, St. Martin, and St. Landry parishes, near where their Acadian namesakes settled.  Some of these Vincents were Anglo Americans.  Some were what native Louisianians would have called Foreign French.  Others were free persons of color or freed persons who may have been owned, and perhaps freed, by members of the family, or, more likely, the family's progenitor went by the given name "Vincent"; they were especially numerous in Pointe Coupee Parish during the immediate post-war period; area church and civil records do not always reveal the ethnicity of these Afro-Creole Vincents, but the record keepers sometimes provided tantalizing clues:

Jean Vincent married Lassei Tilano.  Their son François was born in East Baton Rouge Parish in November 1826.  

Michel Vincent of Canada died at Baton Rouge in March 1828.  He was 72 years old.  One wonders if he was an Acadian Vincent whose family escaped to the St. Lawrence valley during Le Grand Dérangement

William G. Vincent, an Anglo American, was born at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1829.  During the Mexican-American War of 1846-47, he served as a lieutenant in the 2nd New York Volunteer Infantry.  By 1861, he had moved to New Orleans, where he worked as an auctioneer.  When war came in April 1861, he was chosen lieutenant colonel of the 1st Louisiana Regiment Volunteer Infantry under fellow Virginian Colonel Albert G. Blanchard.  The regiment went to Virginia and was posted in Lieutenant Colonel Vincent's hometown of Norfolk, where he became the regiment's colonel in September 1861.  In early 1862, he took the 1st Louisiana to eastern North Carolina, where it remained until May.  That month, the regiment traveled by train to Richmond, Virginia, where it became a part of General R. E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.  Colonel Vincent did not remain with the 1st Louisiana, however.  When the regiment was reorganized that spring, he was dropped as its colonel and returned to Louisiana to find another command in the Department of the Trans-Mississippi.  In September 1862, near Donaldsonville, Colonel Vincent was given the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry and remained its commander throughout the war.  The 2nd Louisiana Cavalry contained companies raised in St. Landry, Assumption, and Iberville parishes that were filled with Acadians, as well as a company of French Creoles from Pointe Coupee.  The regiment's entire service was in south and central Louisiana, where it fought along the Lafourche, the Atchafalaya, the Teche, and the Vermilion, and in the Red River valley campaign of spring 1864.  One of its recurrent missions was to harass and destroy anti-Confederate Jayhawkers in the prairie districts west of Vermilionville and Opelousas.  After the war, Colonel Vincent returned to New Orleans and was active in the civic and veteran affairs of his adopted city.  He died at New Orleans in October 1916, age 87.  

In July 1834, a 24-year-old "stranger" whose family name was Vincent died "at Perrins" in Assumption Parish.  

Marcel, son of Jean Vincent and Marguerite Bouchereau, born in Pointe Coupee Parish in November 1843, died at Lakeland in October 1861.  He was only 18 years old and probably did not marry.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

Herthemise Vincent, a free woman of color, married Antoine Frilot, a free man of color, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in February 1846.  Was she a kinswoman of free man of color Arnaud Vincent of the New Iberia area? 

Jean Vincent married Eugènie Guidroz.  Their son François was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in September 1845.  

Victor Vincent married Nancy Mantau and settled near Baton Rouge by the late 1840s.  

Jean Vincent married Julia David.  Their son François was born probably in Pointe Coupee Parish in c1846 but died near Lakeland at age 18 in January 1864, and Jean Baptiste was born in January 1852 but died at age 13 in January 1864.   One wonders if the boys' deaths were war-related. 

François Vincente married Marie Alvares.  Their son Francisco de Albares was born in Ascension Parish in January 1853.  They were living near Raceland, Lafourche Parish later in the decade.  They may have been Canary Island Isleños whose ancestors had settled in the northeastern part of the parish during the late 1770s.  

Rore Vincent married Betsy Bonne and may have settled near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, by the mid-1850s. 

Robert Vincent married Lucinda Reason and settled near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, by the late 1850s. 

Stakely or Stockley Vincent or Vinson married Uranie Joséphine, called Joséphine, Leonard, in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in July 1859.  Their son James Breckinridge was born near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, in September 1860.  

Émilie Vincent died near Baton Rouge in December 1862.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a husband, said that Émilie died at "age 68 years."  Was her death war-related?

Joseph Vincent died in Ascension Parish in June 1863.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Joseph died at "age 33 years."  Was his death war-related? 

Flavie Vincent died near Baton Rouge in August 1863.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a husband, said that Flavie died at "age 38 years."  Was her death war-related?

Jean Vincent died near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1864.  The priest who recorded the burial, and who did not give any parents' names or mention a wife, said that Jean died at "age 52 years."  Was his death war-related? 

François Alexis, son of Antoine Vincent and Marie Hurleaud of Lyon, France, married Basilise, daughter of Acadian Benjamin Landry, at the Paincourtville church, Assumption Parish, in January 1865.  

Félix Vincent married Nede Elisabeth.  Their son William was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in May 1865.  

Vincent Vincent married Joséphine ____ and settled in Assumption Parish by the late 1860s. 

Sylvaire Vincent married Marie or Maria ____ and settled in Assumption Parish by the late 1860s.  

Lucien Vincent married Joséphine ____ and settled in Pointe Coupee Parish by the late 1860s. 

Robert Vincent married Roseline ____ and settled in Pointe Coupee Parish by the late 1860s. 

Ernest Vincent married Augustine Bros or Brigier and settled "at Mr. Denis'" in Pointe Coupee Parish by the late 1860s. 

John Vincent married Anne _____.  Their son Henri was born near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1866.  

Jean Pierre Vincent and his wife Clair Théodilia _____ were living at Clair Cazyou's home in Pointe Coupee Parish in May 1866.  

Gardner, perhaps also called Jacob, Vincent married Elelia, perhaps also called Adèle, Lignon in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in January 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Their son Félicien was born near New Iberia in February 1867. 

Henri or Henry Vincent married Lucy Erris, also called Eris Rendole, in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in January 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in February.  Neither the parish clerk nor the priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  The parish clerk called the groom Henri and the bridge Lucy, but the recording priest called the groom Henry and the bride Erris. 

Dila Vincent married Joseph Davis in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Michel Vincent, son of Agatha Dianée, married Marguerite, daughter of Marie Azima Parron, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1867.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's fathers' names. 

A succession record for Magdeleine Vincent, "woman of color," was filed at the St. Martinville courthouse, St. Martin Parish, in April 1869. 

Jean Pierre Vincent married Marie Pierre.  Their son Joseph David was baptized at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, at age 8 months in July 1869. 

Angélique, daughter of Pierre Vincent, deceased, and Marie Madeleine ____, married John Wesley, Jr., of Maryland, son of John Wesley and Rachel Bell, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in August 1869.  Another St. Martinville church record calls her Angélique Pierre

Lucien Vincent married Celina Vincent.  Their son Ernest was born near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in October 1869. 

Antoine Vincent married Armantine Vincent.  Their son Joseph Lincorin, perhaps Lincoln, was born near Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, in December 1869. 

Joseph Vincent married Rosella ____.  Their son Narcisse Joseph was born in Pointe Coupee Parish in December 1869. 

Céleste Vincent married Eole Étienne "at Kook's Landing," Pointe Coupee Parish, in January 1870; the marriage was recorded at the Pointe Coupee church.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Adeline Vincent married Paul Polite at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Norbert Vincent married Roseline Joseph Martin at the Pointe Coupee church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in February 1870.  The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Mary Vincent married Philipp Harrison, perhaps a fellow Anglo American, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in April 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Marie Louise, daughter of Vincent Vincent and Marcelline Moro, married Lambert, son of Élie Élie and Suzanne ____, civilly, date unrecorded, and sanctified the marriage at the Lakeland church, Pointe Coupee Parish, in October 1870. 

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A Foreign-French Vincent family settled on the old Acadian Coast during the antebellum period:

Descendants of Gilbert or Philibert VINCENT (c1794-1852)

Gilbert, also called Philibert, son of François Vincent and Fanchette Rouchonne of Creusier, Department of Alliez, France, married Marie Henriette, called Henriette, daughter of Joseph Comes, at the Donaldsonville church, Ascension Parish, in February 1829; Henrietta's mother was a Landry.  Gilbert died in Ascension Parish in July 1852; he was 58 years old. 

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Oldest son Joseph Gilbert, born in Ascension Parish in October 1830, married cousin Marie Estelle, daughter of Marcellin Comes, at the Donaldsonville church in August 1854.  Their son Laurent Joseph was born in Ascension Parish in August 1856, and Gilbert le jeune in early 1859 but died at age 20 months in September 1860.  Joseph Gilbert died in June 1863; he was only 33 years old.  One wonders if his death was war-related. 

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Jean Louis was born in Ascension Parish in June 1834. 

3

Youngest son Émile, born in Ascension Parish in October 1842, died a day after his birth. 

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An Afro-Creole Vincent family settled near New Iberia on lower Bayou Teche during the antebellum period:

Descendants of Arnaud VINCENT (?-?)

Arnaud Vincent, a free man of color, married Arthémise Frilot, a free woman of color.  They had at least three sons who created families of their own in the New Iberia area: 

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Adolphe married Olymphe, daughter of Henry Colson, at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin Parish but now in Iberia Parish, in March 1848.

2

Jules married Judith Delile probably in a civil ceremony in St. Martin Parish in the early 1850s, and sanctified the marriage at the New Iberia church, Iberia Parish, in April 1869.  They settled near New Iberia and then near Patoutville, now Lydia.  Their son Ignace was born in March 1855, Jean in May 1858, Aquine in January 1860, Gabriel in May 1865, a son, name and age unrecorded, died in November 1866, Jules, fils was born in October 1867 but died at age 10 months in August 1868, and Bernard was born in August 1869.  

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Jean or John married Madeleine Athalie Pinta at the New Iberia church, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in May 1859.  

CONCLUSION

Pierre Vincent settled early in Acadia, and four of his descendants were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Only two Acadian Vincent males, both named Pierre, came to the colony.  One settled at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river in 1765, but his only surviving son, born at St.-Jacques, did not remain on the river.  He moved to the western prairies in the 1820s, where the other Pierre Vincent had put down roots.  The great majority of the Acadian Vincents of South Louisiana descend from the Pierre who came to the colony from France in 1785.  All seven of his sons married, and six of them had sons of their own.  Some of them settled in St. Martin and Vermilion parishes, but most of them remained in Lafayette Parish, where their ancestor had settled.  Acadian Vincent wives from France settled on upper Bayou Lafourche in 1785, and one of them, a native of Poitou, France, died in Terrebonne Parish in November 1852, in her late 70s--but no Acadian Vincent family line emerged along the southeastern bayous, nor did Acadian Vincents return to the river before the War Between the States. 

(Interestingly, another descendant of Pierre Vincent of Port-Royal, Acadia, came to Louisiana during the late colonial period.  Like his cousin Pierre who settled on the western prairies, Jean-Hilaire Clément came to the colony aboard one of the Seven Ships from France in 1785, but he settled on upper Bayou Lafourche, not on the prairies.  Descended from Pierre of Port-Royal's youngest son Clément, Jean-Hilaire, like his father and grandfathers, used the surname Clément.  Genetically, however, he was a Vincent.)

Vincent is a common surname in a number of countries, so, during the colonial and antebellum periods, non-Acadian members of the family can be found in every part of South Louisiana, especially at New Orleans.  One family settled in Ascension Parish, and many in Pointe Coupee Parish, but none of their family lines rivaled in size those of their Acadian namesakes on the prairies.  Many of these non-Acadian Vincents, especially in Pointe Coupee during the immediate post-war period, were Afro Creoles who may have been owned, and perhaps freed, by members of the family, or, more likely, the family's progenitor went by the given name "Vincent."  The most prominent Vincent in antebellum Louisiana was a native of Norfolk, Virginia.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Vensent, Vicente.

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 819, 1454-61, 1991, 2396, 2611; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; James L. Forester, "Courtableau, Jacques Guillaume," DLB, 198; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 439-40; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 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; Krick, Lee's Colonels, 329; NOAR, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 24; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 85, 177, 178; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 98; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 171-73; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 777-783; White, DGFA-1, 1575-85; White, DGFA-1 English, 332-34.  

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

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

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

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

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

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

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Anne VINCENT 01 1765 StJ born c1738; married, age 18, Antoine, fils, son of Antoine LABAUVE & Catherine LEJEUNE of Grand-Pré, c1756; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, age 28, with husband, 1 son, nephew Jean-Baptiste LABAUVE & orphan Francois SPITRE [PITRE]; in Cabanocé census, 1769, left [east] bank, age 35[sic], with husband, 3 sons, & orphan Francois SPITRE [PITRE]; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, age 40, with husband, 5 sons, & 3 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 11 others
Anne VINCENT 02 Feb 1768 Natz born 17 Jun 1711, Port-Royal; baptized 22 Jul 1711, Port-Royal; daughter of Clément VINCENT & Madeleine LEVRON; married, age 16, Alexandre, son of Jean DOIRON & Marie TRAHAN, 20 Oct 1727, Grand-Pré; exiled to MD 1755, age 44; in report of Acadians at Oxford, MD, Jul 1763, called Anne no surname given, with husband Alexandre DOUAIRON, daughter Agathe, Elizabeth, Anne, Pélagie, & Véronique DOUAIRON, son André DOUAIRON, & an unnamed child; arrived LA 1768, age 57, a widow; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Luìs de Natchez, 1768, called Ana DUERON, widow, age 59[sic], with son illegible [DOIRON] age 30, daughters Isabel [DOIRON] age 20, Pélagie [DOIRON] age 16, orphan Juan LANFAN [L'ENFANT] age 20, & 6 arpents
Anne-Blanche VINCENT 03 Nov 1785 Asp born c1762, probably France; called Victoria or Victoire?; daughter of Jean VINCENT & Ursule HÉBERT; sister of Flore-Adélaïde, Jeanne-Marguerite, & Marie-Blanche; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & sisters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 23, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Victoria, age 20[sic], with widowed mother & sisters; married, age 26, Jacques FERRE, 23 Mar 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville?; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Victoire, age 23[sic], with widowed mother, sister, & her daughter Rosalie [FERRE] age 2?
Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT 04 Feb 1765 Atk born 4 May 1726, baptized 23 Jun 1726, Grand-Pré; also called Françoise; daughter of Michel VINCENT & his second wife Anne-Marie DOIRON; sister of Anne-Marie & Marie-Josèphe; married (1)Michel, son of René TRAHAN & Élisabeth/Isabelle DAROIS dit Jérôme of Grand-Pré, c1746; arrived LA Feb 1765, age 34, with party from Halifax via St.-Domingue led by Joseph BROUSSARD dit Beausoleil; in Attakapas census, 1766, Bayou Queue[sic] de Tortue, unnamed, probably the woman in the household of Miguel [T]RAHAN; in Attakapas census, 1769, unnamed, no age given, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1771, unnamed, age 40, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Attakapas census, 1774, unnamed, with husband & 2 unnamed children; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Anne-Françoise, age 40[sic], with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; married, age 55, (2)Basile, son of Pierre LANDRY & Marguerite FORET of Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, & widower of Brigitte BOUDREAUX, 23 May 1786, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; one of the author's paternal ancestors~~
Anne-Marie VINCENT 05 1765 StJ, Asc born c1713, probably Pigiguit; called Marie; daughter of Michel VINCENT & his second wife Anne-Marie DOIRON; sister of Anne-Euphrosine & Marie-Josèphe; married, age 29, Honoré, son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Agnès HÉBERT of Port-Royal, c1742; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 53, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 56, with husband & 1 daughter; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 57, with husband & 1 daughter; in Ascension census, 1777, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 64, with husband & family of son Jean DUHON
Anne-Marie VINCENT 06 Jul 1785 StG born c1730; daughter of Joseph VINCENT & ______; married, age 28, Charles, fils, son of perhaps Charles DAIGLE and Françoise DOUCET of Ste.-Famillie, Pigiguit, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 29; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Anne-M., with husband & no children; sailed to LA on Le Bon Papa, age 55; died [buried] St.-Gabriel 4 Oct 1785, age 55
Élisabeth/Isabelle VINCENT 07 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1755; daughter of Charles VINCENT & Euphrosine DUHON; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; married, age 19, Pierre-François, son of Jacques LE COQ & Madeleine LAURANT of St.-Malo, France, 12 Jul 1774, Leigne-les-bois, France; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Élisabeth, with husband Pierre LE COQ, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 28[sic]
Flore-Adélaïde VINCENT 08 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born c1774, probably Poitou, France; called Adélaïde; daughter of Jean VINCENT & Ursule HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Blanche, Jeanne-Marguerite, & Marie-Blanche; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775, called Rose-Adélaïde; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & unnamed sisters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 11, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Adélaïde [VINCENT], age 14, with widowed mother & sisters; married, age 15, Jacques-Joseph-Nicolas, son of Jean THIBODEAUX & his first wife Françoise HUERT of Pleudihen, France, 16 Nov 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Adélaïde CLÉMENT, age 18, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Adélaïdes VINCENT, age 23[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Adélaïde, no surname given, age 24, with husband, 2 sons, & 1 daughter; died Terrebonne Parish 10 Nov 1852, age 78; petition for succession inventory dated 15 Dec 1852, Terrebonne Parish courthouse  #
Jeanne-Marguerite VINCENT 09 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born c1773, France; called Aimée or Marguerite; daughter of Jean VINCENT & Ursule HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Blanche, Flore-Adélaïde, & Marie-Blanche; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & sisters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 12, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Aimée, age 16[sic], with widowed mother & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Suzanne, age 17, with widowed mother, sister, & niece?; married, age 25, Joseph, fils, son of Joseph BAYE & Cécile GESAN of St.-Tropo, France, 20 Aug 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; succession record dated 6 Aug 1822, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Blanche VINCENT 10 Nov 1785 Asp born c1768, France; daughter of Jean VINCENT & Ursule HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Blanche, Flore-Adélaïde, & Jeanne-Marguerite; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & sisters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 17, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 17, Louis of Cherbourg, France, son of Charles PINET dit PINEL & Marie-Anne DUREL, 2 Dec 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 27[sic, probably 19/20], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie, age 29[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Blanca, age 34[sic], with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 35[sic], with husband & 2 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 36[sic], with husband & 2 sons
Marie-Josèphe dite Josette VINCENT 11 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1731, probably Pigiguit; called Josèphe & Josette; daughter of Michel VINCENT & his second wife Anne-Marie DOIRON; sister of Anne-Euphrosine & Anne-Marie; married, age 26, Claude-Amable, son of Jean-Baptiste DUHON & Agnès HÉBERT of Port-Royal & brother of her sister Anne-Marie's husband, c1757, Miramichi; arrived LA 1765, age 34; in Cabanocé census, 1766, right [west] bank, called Marie, age 27[sic], with husband & orphan Paul DUYON [probably JEANSONNE]; in Cabanocé census, 1769, right [west] bank, called Marie-Joseph, age 38, with husband & orphan Paul JEANTONNE [JEANSONNE]; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, age 39, with husband & niece Françoise SPITRE [PITRE]; moved to Attakapas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, called Josephe BLANCHARD[?], age 40[sic], with husband, 1 son, & orphan [niece] Françoise Nord-este(sic) [PITRE]; in Attakapas census, 1781, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; in Attakapas census, 1785, unnamed, with husband & 2 others; died [buried] Attakapas 1 Sep 1812, age 98[sic], a widow
Pierre VINCENT 12 1765 StJ born c1745, probably Pigiguit; arrived LA 1765, age 20; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Pedro VINCENT, age 21, listed singly so probably a bachelor, with 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun; married, age 23, Marguerite CORMIER of Chignecto, 11 Apr 1768, Cabanocé; in Cabanocé census, 1769, occupying lot number 89, left [east] bank, age 25, with wife Marguerite age 25, & son Jean age 3 mos.; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 34, with wife Margueritte age 34, sons Joseph age 7, Charles age 5, Félix age 4, & daughter Rozallie age 1; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, with 7 whites, 0 slaves, 20 qts. rice, 10 qts. corn
Pierre VINCENT 13 Aug 1785 Atk born c1749, Rivière-aux-Canards; son of Joseph VINCENT & Marguerite BODART; exiled to VA 1755, age 6; deported to England 1756, age 7; repatriated to France 1763, age 14; settled "with relatives in Belle-Île-en-Mer, France"; wet cooper; sailed to LA on Le Beaumont, age 36, listed singly; settled Vermilion River valley, Attakapas District; 'like many Acadian ranchers, he raised semi-wild and tame cattle once resettled in Louisiana"; married, age 39, (1)Agnès, daughter of Pierre BROUSSARD & Ursule LEBLANC, & widow of Pierre POTIER, 3 Jan 1788, Attakapas; married (2)Catherine, daughter of Michel GALEMAND & Françoise _____ of St. John the Baptist Parish, & widow of Benjamin HARGRAVE, 4 Oct 1790, Attakapas; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 19, calls her Anne VINCENT.  

02.  Wall of Names, 15, calls her Anne VINCENT veuve Alexandre DOIRON.  See also White, DGFA-1, 1582.

03.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Anne-Blanche [VINCENT], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 98, Family No. 192, calls her Anne-Blanche [VINCENT], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 68-69, calls her Anne-Blanche, sa [Ursule HÉBERT, veuve Jean VINCENT's] fille, age 23, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Anne-Blanche VINCENT, her [Ursule HÉBERT, widow Jean VINCENT]'s daughter, age 23, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 18th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 3 sisters; BRDR, 2:288, 721 (ASC-2, 13), probably her marriage record, calls her Victoria VINCENT, calls her husband Jacques FERRE, does not give her or his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Tranquille PITRE & Joseph THÉRIOT.

Was her first or second middle name Victoire?  Who else could have been the Victoire/Victoria with her widowed mother in the Valenzuéla censuses of 1788 & 1791?  

04.  Wall of Names, 26, calls her Anne-Euphrosine VINCENT; Arsenault, Généalogie, the LA section, 2522; White, DGFA-1, 1579; BRDR, 1a(rev.):196 (SGA-2, 71), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Frosine VINCENT, gives her parents' names, & says her godparents were Pierre TRAHAN & Clere VINCENT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:473, 789 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-4 1/2-90), a contract for her second marriage, dated 15 Mar 1786, calls her Marie-Froisine VINCENT, "wid. of Michael TRAHAN d'Acadie," calls her husband Basile LANDRY "of Acadie," does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage contract were Élie & Jacques JENNE, Mr. DUCREST, "officier Major de ce Poste (Major officer of this Post)," & Jacques FAUSTIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:472, 789 (SM Ch.: v.3, #115), another record of her second marriage, dated 23 May 1786, calls her Françoise VINCENT, "a widow 'natif de la Paroisse de la Vielle Habitation en Acadie' (native of the Parish of the Old Habitation in Acadia)," calls her husband Basile LANDRY, "de la paroisse de la Ste.-Famille à Piquiguy en Acadie (from the Parish of the Holy Family at Pisiguit in Acadia), calls her a major daughter & him a major son, gives her & his parents' names, says their fathers were deceased at the time of the marriage, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Amand LANDRY, Claude DUHON, Louis ROGER, & Paul TRAHAN.  See also Arceneaux, D. J., Attakapas Post in 1769, 21, 37.

Which parish in Acadia was de la Vielle Habitation, or the Old Habitation?  St.-Jean-Baptiste on the lower river at Port-Royal was Acadia's oldest surviving "habitation" & was the colony's original church parish.  However, Anne-Euphrosine dite Françoise VINCENT was born & baptized at Grand-Pré in May/Jun 1726, not at Port-Royal/Annapolis Royal, & Grand-Pré's parish was named St.-Charles-aux-Mines or St.-Charles-des-Mines.  "Old Habitation" most likely was Rivière-aux-Canards at Minas, which also was known as "Habitant," the name of one of the rivers there.   

05.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marie VINCENT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2481, 2482-83; White, DGFA-1, 1578. 

Her first name is from Arsenault & White. 

06.  Wall of Names, 28 (pl. 6R), calls her Anne-Marie VINCENT, & lists her with her husband & no children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 85, reveals that she & her husband had no children when they survived the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 233, Family No. 288, says she was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, says she married Charles DAIGLE in c1758 but gives no place of marriage, says she & her husband reached St.-Malo aboard one of the 5 ships & lived at Trigavou from 1759-72 but shows no children born to them there; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 10-11, calls her Anne-Marie VINCENT, sa [Charles D'AIGRE's] femme, age 55, on the embarkation list, Ana Maria VINCENT, su [Carlos DAIGRE's] muger, on the debarkation list, & Anne-Marie VINCENT, his [Charles DAIGLE's] wife, age 55 on the complete listing, says that she was in the 31st Family aboard Le Bon Papa with her husband & no children, & details their marriage but does not give the names of hers or his parents; BRDR, 2:720 (SGA-8, 1, #2), her burial record, calls her Ana Maria VINCENT, wife of Charles DEGLES, & gives her father's name but not her mother's.

She & her husband were that rare Acadian couple who had no children.  She died only weeks after reaching LA, perhaps from the rigors of the crossing. 

07.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Isabelle VINCENT, & lists her with husband Pierre LE COQ & children Marie, Guillaume, Victoire, & Francoise [LE COQ]; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 69, Family No. 140, calls her Élizabeth VINCENT, says she was born in c1755 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, says both her parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, that she was "residing in the parish of Leigne-les-Bois," calls her husband Pierre-Francois LE COQ, says he was born in c1745 "in the diocese of St. Malo," gives his parents' names, says he was a seaman, that both his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Guillaume LE COQ, baptized 12 May 1775, Leigne-les-Bois, godson of Guillaume DE VAUSELLE & Élizabeth VAUDESTE, Mrs. CLERQUE, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, noting that her husband was not with them in the convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 123, Family No. 224, calls her Élizabeth VINCENT, says she was born in c1755 but gives no birthplace, does not give her parents' names, says she married in c1772 but gives no place of marriage, calls her husband Pierre-Francois LECOQ, says he was born in c1745 but gives no birthplace, does not gives his parents' names, says he was a seaman, includes the birth/baptismal records of son Jean-Pierre LECOQ, baptized 23 Oct 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, & daughter Victoire LECOQ, baptized 8 Jan 1784, St.-Donatien, Nantes, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s, noting that her husband was not with them in the convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, & the family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Ysabelle VINCENT, sa [Pierre LECOQ's] feme, age 28, on the embarkation list, & Isabelle VINCENT, his [Pierre LECOQ's] wife, age 28, on the complete listing, says she was in the 57th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with husband Pierre LECOQ, marin/sailor, age 40, daughter Marie LECOQ, age 11, son Guillaume LECOQ, age 9, daughter Victoire LECOQ, age 1, & daughter Francoise LECOQ, à la mamelle/nursling, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents names, says she & her husband were married in 1774 but gives no place of marriage, says son Guillaume [LECOQ] was baptized in 1775 but gives no place of baptism, & that daughter Victoire [LECOQ] was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Louisianians, 499.  

Her husband was not Acadian but French, so in this study he is called a French Creole.  He was not with her & their 2 children in the convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes in Dec 1775 because, being a sailor, he probably was at sea.  Judging from the birth date of son Jean-Pierre (Oct 1776), Pierre-François probably joined her & the children at Nantes in late Dec 1775 or Jan 1776, soon after they got to the port city.  What happened to Jean-Pierre, who would have been only 9 years old in 1785?  He did not go with them to LA, so he probably died at Nantes.  

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

08.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Flore-Adélaïde [VINCENT], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 98, Family No. 192, calls her Rose-Adélaïde [VINCENT], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 68-69, calls her Flore-Adélaïde, sa [Ursule HÉBERT, veuve Jean VINCENT's] fille, age 11, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Flore-Adélaïde VINCENT, her [Ursule HÉBERT, widow Jean VINCENT]'s daughter, age 11, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 18th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 3 sisters; BRDR, 2:694, 720 (ASC-2, 25), her marriage record, calls her Adélaïde VINCENT, calls her husband Santiago Jacques THIBODEAUX, gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were from "the Villiage of Pleudian, France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Blas BOUDREAUX & Luis PINET; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:514 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #253), her succession record, calls her Adélaïde VINCENT, m. Jacques THIBODEAUX, gives her death date, & lists her children--Josette Aimée m. Jean Baptiste GALLIEN, Francois, Pierre, August, Nicolas, Leufroy, Benjamin, d.Pharolie m. d.Charles BENOIT, d.Clémence m. Jean Martin LEBLANC, & says a petition for inventory was filed on 15 Dec 1852.

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

09.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Jeanne-Marguerite [VINCENT], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 98, Family No. 192, calls her Jeanne-Margueritte [VINCENT], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement in the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 68-69, calls her Jeanne-Margueritte, sa [Ursule HÉBERT, veuve Jean VINCENT's] fille, age 12, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Jeanne-Marguerite VINCENT, her [Ursule HÉBERT, widow Jean VINCENT]'s daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, says she was in the 18th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 3 sisters, &, calling her Marguerite, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names; BRDR, 2:66, 721 (ASM-2, 34), her marriage record, calls her Margarita VINCENT of Acadia, calls her husband Joseph BAYE of the Parish of St.-Tropo, Diocese of St.-Fregusa, France, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Luis DAIGLE & Ambroise HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:533 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1822), her succession record, calls her Marguerite Clement VINCENT m. Joseph BAILLE.    

Was Susanne part of her name?

10.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie-Blanche [VINCENT], & lists her with her widowed mother & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 98, Family No. 192, calls her Marie-Blanche [VINCENT], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 68-69, calls her Marie-Blanche, sa [Ursule HÉBERT, veuve Jean VINCENT's] fille, age 17, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Blanche VINCENT, her [Ursule HÉBERT, widow Jean VINCENT]'s daughter, age 17, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 18th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 3 sisters; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 62-63, under Lista parcial de vientitres casamientos acadianos arregalados par Navarro, 20 novembre 1785 [Partial List of 23 marriages Navarro arranged on 20 November 1785], B. Marriages celebrated 2 Dec 1785, calls her Blanca/Blanche VINCENT, says she was in the 8th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi[sic], calls her husband Luis PINEL/Louis PINET, says he was in the 5th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi[sic], &, calling her Maria VICENTE, details her marriage, calls her husband Luis PINEL of Cherbourg in Normandy, & gives her & his parents' names; NOAR, 4:249, 309 (SLC, M4, 42), her marriage record, calls her Maria VINCENTE, calls her husband Luis PINEL, "native (Cherbourg?) in Normandy," gives his & her parent's names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ.

Both she & her future husband crossed on L'Amitié, not Le St.-Rémi, so they must have missed the earlier vessel.  

11.  Wall of Names, 16, calls her Marie-Josèphe VINCENT; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:952 (SM Ch.: v.4, #778), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Josèphe VINCENT, "native of Acadie, widow of Amand DUHON, an inhabitant on Bayou Vermilion," says she was "age 98 years" when she died "at her residence," that she was buried next day "in the parish cemetery," her burial record was signed by Yve. GOPLET, but does not give her parents' names.    

12.  Wall of Names, 26, calls him Pierre VINCENT; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2611, the LA section, calls him Pierre VINCENT, says he was born in 1745, "sans doute originaire de Pisiguit[sic], Acadie," does not give his parents' names, says he married Marguerite CORMIER in c1768 but gives no place of marriage, says she was born at Beaubassin, Chignecto, in 1744 but does not give her parents' names, says he was living in LA in 1766, occupied lot number 89 on the east side of the Mississippi in 1769, & lists his children as Jean, born in 1769, Joseph in 1770, Charles in 1771, Félix in 1773, Marguerite-Pélagie in 1775, Rosalie in 1776, Félicité in 1778, & Madeleine in 1780. 

13.  Wall of Names, 34 (pl. 8R), calls him Pierre VINCENT, & lists him singly; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 40-41, calls him Pierre VINCENT, garçon, tonellier, age 36, on the embarkation list, Pedro VINCENT, on the debarkation list, & Pierre VINCENT, young man, wet cooper, age 36, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 41st "Family" aboard Le Beaumont with no one else; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119, 790 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-v.6-#84), contract for his first marriage, calls him Pierre VINCENT, "of la Rivière Canards en Acadie, paroisse St. J-- (Joseph)," calls his wife Agnès BROUSSARD, "wid. of dec. POTIER," does not give any parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Jean BROUSSARD, Pierre BROUSSARD, Paul TRAHAN, & Alexandre Chevalier DECLOUET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:119, 790 (SM Ch.: v.4, #11), another record of his first marriage, calls him Pierre VINCENT, "of Canada," calls his wife Agnès BROUSSARD, "of Canada," gives his & her parent's names, calls his mother Marguerite ____, says his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Antoine TROUSAN & Joseph DUON;  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:342, 790 (SM Ch.: Marriage Investigation: Folio C, #1), investigation for his second marriage, calls him Pierre VINCENT, "bt. in parish of St. Joseph (St. Joseph Church was eventually renamed St. Martin de Tours Church), age 29 years old, of Acadia and residing in this parish of Attakapas)," calls his wife Catherine GALEMENT, "22 yrs. old, of the Mississippi River in St. John Baptiste parish and living in this parish," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Marguerite COTARD, & says the witnesses to his marriage investigation was François BOUDRAUX, 46 years old, & Benjamin ELGRAUX (HARGRAVE); Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:342, 790 (SM Ct.Hse.: OA: v.8, #52), a record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre VINCENT, "widr. of Agnès BROUSSARD, "son espouse du premier lit, sans enfants du dit lit (literally, his spouse of the first bed, or first wife, without children from this said marriage)," calls his wife Catherine GALMEN, "widow of Benoit HERGROW, native of the Province of Brunswick, Virginia," gives his & her parents' names, calls his mother Marguerite COTARD, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Paul TRAHAN, "cousin germain" (first cousin), François BOUDREAU, "son cousin issue de Germain (his first cousin or first cousin once removed)," Jacques FOSTEIN, "aussi cousin germain" (also a first cousin), witnesses on the part of the bride are Benjamin HERGROW (HARGRAVE), "son beaupère comme son fils ayant espouse  la dite dame Catherine GALMEN du Sr. Guillaume HERGROW, son beau frère (her father-in-law having married the said Catherine GALMEN from William HERGROW, her brother-in-law (the meaning is not too clear), Darius HERGROW, son beaufrère" (her brother-in-law), also witnessing were Pierre DARBY, Louis LOISEL, & DE LA VILLEBEUVRE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:342, 790 (SM Ch.: v.4, #43), another record of his second marriage, calls him Pierre VINCENT, "of Acadie, widr. of Agnès BROUSSARD," calls his wife Catherine GALEMENT, "wid. of Benedict ALGROS, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were François BOUDREAUX & Benjamin ALGROS (HARGRAVE).

Quotes from brochure that accompanies the Robert Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville.  See also Jobb, The Cajuns, 223, which points out that noted Lafayette newspaperman, Jim BRADSHAW, is a descendant of this Pierre VINCENT.

White, DGFA-1, 1579, followed here, calls his parents Joseph VINCENT & Marguerite, daughter of François BODART & Marie BABIN, & says they married in c1745 but gives no place of marriage. 

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