The Breaux family, expelled from Acadia, made their way to Louisiana and established a bridge not only from the past to the future, but with a physical reminder arching over Bayou Teche, and in the name of a city. As with so many of their compatriots, they made a life for themselves along the banks of Bayou Teche in the Southwestern part of the state. Their legacy is not only the innumerable citizens of the United states who bear their name, but also the town of Breaux Bridge, now known as the Crawfish Capital of the World, in St. Martin Parish.

While this page on the Louisiana Breaux family is not complete as to descendants, I believe that it will afford a roadway, or map, for those who wish to pursue their research beyond this. The information is based on my own research for various purposes including the Centennial Edition of the St. Martinville Teche News; for my book, The Opelousas Post; my two genealogical columns, Twig by Twig and Relatively Speaking; and the works of the late Donald Hebert. The names are organized into family groups as that was the way I compiled them in the beginning and I do not have the time nor the patience to rearrange them. Each family group consists of the earliest mention of a couple. Their Children are listed with them in the group, but then are listed as the heads of another group, alphabetically by first name, if they married. If I could not place a certain person in a group, I listed him/her separately. It should also be noted that since my research was divided into families, the entries are by that name only. However, I did add the parents of the spouses so that it would open a passage into that family.

When I ran into a problem that I could not resolve, I added notes at that Point; i.e. when I happened on a birth that could not be placed to a certain couple, or when information in different records seemed to conflict.

I have such files on many, many families and I will be adding them as fast as I can. I will also add to the files which I have already on line, so this is an on-going process. Please check often.

The information I upload into these pages are all the research I have in my files and I could therefore not elaborate any further or answer any questions. I encourage each of you to undertake or to complete your own searches wherever this may take you.




Adelaide Breaux, native of this parish, major daughter of deceased Firmin, inhabitant at la pointe, and Marguerite Braud, married 21 April 1812 Silvestre Broussard, native of this parish, major son of deceased Silvain Broussard, inhabitant at la pointe, and Felix Guilbeau. Witnesses Anaclet Broussard, Alexandre Dessarp, Rene Arnaud, Pierre Bossie fils (Jr.). Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #257)
Children:

1. Breaux, Jean Emile, b. 11 April 1814, bt. 14 April 1814; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: deceased Nicolas Picou and Scholastique Bourgeois; Godparents Cyrille Thibaudeau and Melite Picou. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1630)

2.Marguerite Elmire, b. 20 Feb. 1816, bt. 5 Sept. 1816; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and deceased Marguerite Braud; Mats: deceased Nicolas Picou and Scholastique Bourgeois; Godparents Joseph WOOD and Marcellite Melancon. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #32)

3. Marie Calixte, b. 11 June 1818, bt. 19 Jan. 1819; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and deceased Marguerite Braud; Mats: deceased Nicolas Picou and Scholastique Bourgeois; Godparents Jean Caillier fils (Jr.) and Eliza Melancon. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #539)


Alexis Breaux, son of Francois Breau and Marie Comeau, b. 22 Sept 1721 at Riviere Aux Canards, married at Grand Pre about 1746 Marguerite Barrieu, daughter of Nicolas Barrieau, b. circa 1726 at Pisiguit, Windsor, died 17 Dec. 1805 at LÕAcadie. Alexis died 16 July 1811 at L'Acadie.

Anastasia Breaux, wife of Pierre Bernard, inhabitant at Carencros, died 21 Dec. 1812 at age 47 years at her home; buried 22 deceased 1812 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #803); mother of five children: Jean Louis, 29 years married to Anastasie Duga; Pierre, 27 years "en etat de demence publiquement reconnu depuis" (in a demented state publicly known for 11 years; Simon Bernard, 24 years, married to Sitalise Genevieve Caramouche; Marie Eloyse, 19 years old; Pierre Treville, 12 years. Her succession was dated 8 Sept. 1813 (SM Ct.14se.: Succ.#139)

Anne Breaux, native of Acadie married Joseph Broussard, inhabitant at la fausse pointe; died 19 Feb. 1818 at her home at age about 65 years; buried 20 Feb. 1818 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #1169)

Aurelien Breaux, native of this parish, minor son of Francois Breaux, inhabitant on Bayou Vermillion, and Silesie Dugas, married 16 Sept. 1811 Modeste Bernard of this parish, native of St. James Parish on the River, and minor daughter of deceased Louis Bernard, inhabitant of St. James Parish on the river and deceased Rosalie Blanchard. Witnesses Pierre Bernard, the bride's tutor; Jean Mouton, Joseph Mouton, Pierre Dugas, Constant Brau, Francois Brau, Marin Martin, Louis Arceneaux. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #225)
Children:

1. Marie Arthernise, b. 1 Jan. 1813, bt. I Aug. 1813 Pats: Francois Braud and Silesie Dugas; Mats: deceased Louis Bernard and Eulalie Dupuy; Godparents Francois Braud and Eloise Bernard. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1563)

2. Aurelien Treville, b. 11 March 1815, bt. 3 Dec. 1815; Pats: Francois Braud and Cilesie Dugas; Mats: deceased Louis Bernard and Rosalie Bblanchard; Godparents Treville Bernard and Adeline Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1937)




Brigitte Breaux, widow of Charles Thibaudeau buried 5 Aug. 1765,(SM Ch.: v. 1, p.9), Fr. Jean Francois, "cure de la nouvelle Acadie" (priest of the new Acadia), (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v. 1, # 13)

Celeste Breaux, minor daughter of Francois Braud sur le Bayou Vermillion and Silesie Dugas, married 10 July 1810 Constant Braud of St. Jacques sur le fleuve (on the River) (minor son of deceased Charles Braud and deceased Julie le Prince; Wits: Thomas Timecourt Bienvenu, Alexandre Dugas, Hyacinthe Jacquet, Francois Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #181)

Celestine Breaux, native of this parish, minor daughter of Joseph Athanase and Marie Catherine Arconneau, natives of St. James on the Mississippi and inhabitants of this parish of St. Martin, in the Carencros area, married 10 June 1817 Julien Comeaux, native of this parish of St. Martin, minor son of Jean Commeau, native of Opelousas and Ester LeBlanc, from Atakapas, residing in the Carencros area. Witnesses Jean Commeau, Joseph Athanase Braud, Olivier Landry, Joseph Babinaud fils, Francois Carmouche, Jean Baptiste Mercier, Joseph Eloy Braud, Alexandre Dugas, inhabitants of this parish. (Note: Record states that this marriage was celebrated by the pastor of St. Landry of Opelousas, Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere who was serving as pastor then in Opelousas. The pastor of Opelousas, Rev. Isabey, had given written consent for the marriage to be conducted by Rev. Barriere. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #44; Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio F)

Charles Breaux, who was married to Marie Gravois, succession dated May 1818 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#294)

Constance Breaux married Nicholas LeBlanc; shown in succession of Nicolas LeBlanc dated 29 June 1814 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#153)

Constant Breaux of St. Jacques sur le fleuve (St. James on the River), son of deceased Charles Braud and deceased Julie le Prince married 10 June 1810 Celeste Braud, minor daughter of Francois Braud, sur le Bayou Vermillion, and Silesie Dugas) Wits: Thomas Timecourt Bienvenu, Alexandre Dugas, Hyacinthe Jacquet, Francois Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #181


Donat Bro of this parish, son of Firmin and Margueritte Brau married Anastasie Guillebaut of this parish, daughter of Francois Guillebaut and Magdeleine Brussard of L'Acadie 9 Jan. 1793 Witnesses Silvain Broussard, Theophile Broussard, Isaac(?) Broussard. Fr. George Murphy (SM Ch.: v.4, #70). Donat died 12 Oct. 1814 at age 49 years at his home at la fausse pointe; buried 13 Oct. 1814 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #926) His succession, dated 17 May 1815, (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#194),listed his surviving children as Susette married Armand Broussard; Marie married Dosite Broussard; Marie Denise married Moyse Bonain; Estelle, 14 years old; Donat fils, 10 years old; Armand, 6 years old; Dosite, 4 years old; and Cleonise, 17 months old.
Children:

1. Marie, b. Oct. 1795, bt. 27 March 1796; Godparents Joseph GUuillebaut and Isabelle Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #774)

2. Denise (record has Dionisa), b. about 15 Oct. 1797, bt. 25 Nov. 1798 Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia; Mats: Francois GUuillebaut and Magdeleine Broussard of Acadia; Godparents Hypolite Carmouche represented by Francois, his brother and Victoire Guillebaut. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #106)

3. Magdeleine Estelle, b. July 1799, bt. 22 March 1801 Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia; Mats: Francois Guillebaut and Magdeleine Broussard of Acadie; Godparents Bartholomew Fabre and Magdeleine Broussard represented by Magdeleine Hebert. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #349)

4.Angelique, b. 18 Aug. 1801, bt. 17 April 1803; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Francois Guuillebaut and Magdeleine Broussard - all of Acadia; Godparents: Antoine Blanc and Anne Bro, wife of Joseph Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #16)

5. A daughter, buried 19 Sept. 1803 at age 17 days. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #310)

6. Zeline died 21 Oct. 1811 at age 8 years at her father's home; buried 22 Oct. 1811 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #727)

7. Donat, b. 7 Sept. 1804, bt. 4 Aug. 1805; Pats: Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau; Mats: Francois Guilbaut and Magdeleine Broussard; Godparents: Noble Wwilkins and Adelaide Brau, repre- sented by Seraphine Guilbaut. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #283)

8.Delphine, b. 27 July 1806, bt. 7 Feb. 1807; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Francois Gguilbeau and Magdeleine Broussard, all of Acadia; Godparents: David Guillebaud and Felice Bro - wife of Athanase Hebert. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.54; she died Breaux, 9 Feb. 1813 at age 10 years at her parent's home; buried 10 Feb. 1813 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #807)

9. Armand, b.3 Nov. 1808, bt. 26 Nov. 1808 at the residence of Joseph Guillebaut near Bayou Teche at fausse pointe. Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Francois Guillebaud and Magdeleine Broussard, all of Acadia; Godparents, Agricole Bro and Suzanne Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.97)(SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.38)

10. Dosithee, b. 26 Oct. 1810, bt. 24 Feb. 1811; Pats: dec. Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau; Mats: Francois Guilbaud and Magdeleine Broussard; Godparents: Dosithee Broussard and Marie Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1068)

11. A son, died 9 Aug. 1812 at age 8 days at his parent's home; buried 9 Aug. 1812 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #772)

12. Cleonine, b. 25 Dec. 1814, bt. 13 June 1816; Pats: Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: Francois Guillebaud and Magdeleine Brous (Broussard); Godparents Charles Hebert and Julie Guilbaud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #2054.


Felicite Brau, daughter of Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau) married 7 Jan. 1793 Athanase Hebert (Jean and Theotiste Hebert) witnesses: Joseph Hebert, Donat Brau, John Brusard, Jean Baptiste Gidri [Guidry], Felix Brau. Fr. George Murphy (SM Ch.: v.4, #65). She died at la Fausse Pointe on 12 Sept. 1816 at about 40 years of age. She was buried 13 Sept. 1816 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #1074)> Her succession was filed 5 Jan. 1817(SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#254) and listed her children as Charles; and Lise married to the deceased Placide Hebert.

Firmin Breaux, son of Alexis Breaux and Marguerite Barillot (Barrieau), was born about 1749 at Riviere aux Canards, Grand Pre, Acadia. According to the late Grover Rees, a respected Breaux Bridge historian, Firmin married Marguerite Braux (Bro, Braud) on April 13, 1767 (some researchers say 1769) at what is now Donaldsonville in St. James Parish, Lousiana. Marguerite was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Bro and Marie Rose Landry, born circa 1747 at Pisiquit in Acadia. Marguerite died 2 Sept. 1815 at Breaux Bridge.(Note: Please see discussion on the deaths of Firmin Breaux and Marguerite Breaux under “Miscellaneous”)
Children:

1. Madeleine Marie Breaux, b. April 1770 at L'Ascension.

2. Donat, born circa 1771 at L'Ascension, Donaldsonville

3. Francois, b. circa 1772, L'Ascension, Donaldsonville

4. Pierre Castel, b. 31 Mar 1774, L'Ascension

5.Felicite, b. 4 May 1776 at LaPointe (Breaux Bridge, LA) bt. 5 May 1776 Godparents Armand Breau and Pelagie Landry. (SM Ch.: v. 1, p.44)

6. Jean Baptiste, b. Jan 1793, bt. 25 July 1779 at age 6 months; Godparents Anselm Thibaudeau and Francoise Breau. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.31)

7. Elizabeth, b. 22 Sept. 1780 at La Pointe

8. Scholastique, b. 28 Aug. 1782, bt. 2 Feb. 1783; Godparents Baptiste Melancon and Marie Bro. Fr. Geffrotin (SM Ch.: v.2, #92)

9. A son, b. 28 May 1784, was buried 28 May 1784. Fr. Geffrotin (SM Ch.: v.2, #165)

10. Modeste, b. 25 April 1785, bt. 16 July 1785; Godparents Donato Brace and Manon Hebert. Fr. Geffrotin (SM Ch.: v.3, #70)(Note: Although the mother of this child is identified onlly as Marguerite, she is almost certainly the daughter of this couple.)

11. Celeste, b. circa 1786 at La Pointe

12. Joseph, b. 25 Feb. 1787 at 1787, bt. 11 March 1787 Godparents Jean Mouton and Marguerite Bautro. Fr. Geffrotin (SM Ch.: v.3, #169)(Note: Please note birth dates here)
13. Agricole, b. 11 March 1787 (one source has 1788), bt. 18 March 1787 Godparents Olidon Brossard (Broussard] and Marguerite Brossard. Fr. Geffrotin (SM Ch.: v.3, #171)

14. Adelaide, b. 26 Feb.1791, bt. 7 May 1791 Godparents Francois Braux - hermano (brother) and Batilde Broussard. Fr. de Veva (SM Ch.: v.4, #424)

15. Marguerite, b. 22 Sept. 1789, bt. 18 Oct. 1789; Godparents Michel Trahan and Felicite Braux. Fr. de Veva (SM Ch.: v.4, #384)
(Note: Some sources do not show the birth of this child, however it shows up in SWLR, Hebert)


Francois Bro, son of Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau, married Celesie Duga, de la Cadie, daughter of Pierre Duga and Nanette Tibodaux 9 May 1793; Witnesses Joseph Duga, Joseph Broussard, Ubert Landry. Fr. George Murphy (SM Ch.: v.4, #81)
Children:

1. Anne dite Suzette, bt. 19 April 1795 at age 11/2 months Godparents Baptiste Bro and Nanette Duga. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #651)

2. Orien, bt. 5 April 1795 at age I yr. Godparents Firmin Bro and Nanette Thibaudeau. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #637)

3. Celeste, b. 24 May 1796, bt. 21 Aug. 1796 Godparents Joseph Broussard and Isabelle Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #800)

4. Valerie, b. Dec. 1800,(SM Ch.: v.5, #385); bt. 7 June 1801 Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Pierre Duga and Anne Thibaudau, all of Acadia; Sponsors: John Oreyley (O'Reilly) and Julie Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #385)
at the home of Firmin Bro on the upper Baillou Teche. Pats.: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Pierre Duga and Anne Thibaudeaux, all of Acadia; Godparents: Jean Doucet and Suzanne Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.96)(SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.38)

5. Charles, b. 2 April 1806, bt. 12 Oct. 1806 at residence of the widow Sylvain Broussard on the Baillou Teche; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Pierre Duga and Anne Thibaudeau,all of Acadia; Godparents: Charles Bourk and Euphrosine Dugas. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.28)(SM Ch.: v.6A, p. 11)

6. Francois, b. 25 Feb. 1802, bt. 5 Aug. 1804 "en El Parage de la Punta" (at Pointe Coupee Parish) at the home of the widow Claude Martin. Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia; Mats: Pierre Duga and Anne Thibaudau of Acadia; Godparents: Pierre Duga fils and Adelaide Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #141)

7. Marie Aurore, b. 11 Feb. 1814, bt. 2 May 1814; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: Pierre Dugas and Annette Thibaudot; Godparents Constant Braud and Celeste Braud, wife of the godfather. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1652)

8. Elizabeth, b. 2 July 1818, bt. 15 Nov. 1818; Pats: Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: Pierre Dugast and Anne Thibaudot; Godparents Valeri Martin represented by Gilbert Saunier and Marie Modeste Bernard spouse of Aurelien Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #516)(Note: Silesie, the mother, died at her home at L’Ance au De 18 days after the child was born and was buried July 21 181 in the parish cemetery. She was about 42 years old. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch. v4 #1195.)




Isabelle Breaux, daughter of Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia, married 19 Nov. 1799 Louis Bonin son of deceased Jean Louis, of Mobile and Marguerite Prince of Maryland of the Diocese of Baltimore in U.S.A.) Witnesses Paul Bonin, Firmin Bro, Joseph Bonin, Theodore Thibodeau. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #184)

Jean Baptiste Breaux, son of Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia, married 19 Aug. 1800 Marie Magdeleine Girouard of St. James Parish on the Mississippi, daughter of Firmin and Marguerite Cormier, all Acadians) Witnesses Firmin Girouard, bride's father; Firmin Bro, groom's father; Pierre Hardy, Pierre Girouard, Pierre Landry. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #208)

1. Scholastique, b. 28 Sept. 1801, bt. 4 April 1802 Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Firmin Giruard and Marguerite Cormier, all of Acadia; Godparents: Firmin Bro and Scholastique GIRUARD. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #433)

2. Celeste, b. 2 Feb. 1803, bt. 2 Aug. 1804; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier; Godparents: Joseph Girouard and Felicie Girouard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #136)

3. Marcelle, b. 2 Feb. 1805, bt. 22 Feb. 1806 on the upper Baillou Teche at the residence of Jean Guedry. Pats: Firmin Bro and Margueritte Bro of Acadie; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Margueritte Cormier of Acadie; Godparents: Joseph Bro and Anasthasie Girouard represented by Therese Gravoy (Gravois) spouse of Charles Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.6)

4. Marie, b. 5 April 1807, bt. 11 June 1807; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier, all of Acadia; Godparents: Agricole Bro and Marguerite Girouard represented by Henriette Blanchard, widow of Jean Baptiste Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.59); died 23 June 1807 at home, buried 24 June 1807 at age 3 mths. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #472)(SM Ch.: v.6A, p.23)
5. Jean Baptiste, b. 27 July 1808, bt. 2 Oct. 1808 at the residence of Firmin Bro near Baillou Teche. Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier, all of Acadia; Godparents: Jean Baptiste Girouard represented by Charles Bro and Adelaide Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.96)(SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.38)

6. Cleonine, b. 17 Nov. 1810, bt. 16 June 1811; Pats: Firmin Brau and Marguerite --- ; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier; Godparents: Charles Hebert, represented by Benjamin Thibaudeau and Celanie Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v. 6, # 1188)

7. Firmin, b. 14 Jan. 1813, bt. 23 June 1813; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud of Acadia; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier also of Acadia; Godparents Joseph Guidry and Adelaide, represented by Scholastique Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1551)

8. Louis, b. 27 Dec. 1814, bt. 11 June 1815; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier; Godparents Dom Louis Bernard and Scholastique Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1846)

9. Euphemie, b. 10 May 1817, bt. 21 Sept. 1817; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and deceased Marguerite Braud; Mats: Firmin Girouard and Marguerite Cormier; Godparents Valliere Braud and Celeste Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #212)


Jean Baptiste Brot and Henriette Blanchard; His succession is dated 8 Aug. 1810, (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ.#69); she married 2) Joseph Savoie. Marie Henriette's succession is dated 10 Dec. 1815 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#222)
Children:

1. Constance of this post, died 22 Feb. 1804, buried 23 Feb. 1804. Fr. Etienne VIEL (SM Ch.: v.4, #342)

2. Marie Anne, b. 28 March 1804, bt. 5 Aug. 1804; Pats: Athanase Bro and Marie LeBlanc; Mats: Joseph Blanchard and Marie Dupuy; Godparents: Jean Guedry and Marie Anne Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #142); buried 20 Sept. 1804 at age 6 mths. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #375) Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #375)


Joseph Bro married Marie Catherine Arsonneau
Children:

1. Marie Clemence, b. 9 Aug. 1789, bt. 20 Sept. 1789 Godparents Pierre Bernard and Marie Jeanne Arseneau, tia(aunt). Fr. de Veva (SM Ch.: v.4, #374)

2. Louis Ursin, b. 22 March 1789-91, bt. 1791 Godparents Louis Arsenau and Anastasie Braux. Fr. de Veva (SM Ch.: v.1, p.75; buried 16 Sept. 1797 at age 6 years Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere(SM Ch.: v.4, #119)

3. Euphrasie, bt. 7 July 1795 at age 2 months. Godparents Francois Arsonneau and Catherine Julienne Brau; baptized "Dans la mission que j'ai faite au Carencro ont ete baptises les enfants dont les noms suivent de I'autre part" (During a mission which I conducted at Carencro where were baptized the children whose names follow]. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #722)

4. Marguerite Josephe, b. 16 Dec. 1798, bt. 3 March 1799; Pats: Athanase Bro and Marie LeBlanc; Mats: Pierre Arsonnau and Anne Bergeron, all of Acadia; Godparents Joseph Eloy Bro and Adelaide Babin. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #113)

5. Marie Celeste, b. I Nov. 1800, bt. 17 Nov. 1800; Pats: Athanase Bro and Marie LeBlanc; Mats: Pierre Arsonneau and Anne Bergeron, all of Acadia; Godparents Alexandre Arsonneau and Clemence Bro "En una salida en" (during a mission at) Carencro at the home of Joseph Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #334)

6. Francois Hypolite, b. 2 Jan. 1803, bt. 8 May 1803; Pats: Athanase Bro and Marie Anne Blanc; Mats: Pierre Arsonneau and Anne Bergeron, all of Acadia; Godparents: Francois Moro and Catherine Laissard DeClouet, represented by Marie Louise DeClouet de St. Clair. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #21)

Joseph Bro, son of Athanase Bro and Marie LeBlanc, married Rosalie Arsonnau, daughter of Pierre Arsonnau and Anne Berjon(Bergeron) all Acadians
Children:

1. Pierre Rosemond, b. 15 Nov. 1796, bt. 25 Jan. 1797 during a mission in the Carencro area at the home of the widow Arsonnau; Godparents Pierre Arsonnau and Marie Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #824)

2. A daughter, died 24 July 1805 at her home, buried 25 July 1805 at age 26 days. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #406)

Joseph Breaux son of Alexis Breaux and Marie Trahan, married 7 Feb. 1774 Magdeleine Melanzon (BRDA: SJ: v. 1, p.45)

Joseph Bros, married Francoise Semer
Children:

1. Joseph, b. 10 Aug. 1791, bt. 6 July 1794 Godparents Simon BENOIT and Anne Semer. Fr. George Murphy (SM Ch.: v.4, #617)

Joseph Honore Bro married Felicite Trahan of LaFourche parish
Children:

1. Marie Magdeleine, b. 6 Oct. 1795, bt. 3 July 1796; Godparents Auguste Trahan and Catherine Trahan. The priest noted that the family came to St. Martinville for the baptism because of the family and for the godparents. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #794


Joseph Breaux, minor son of Firmin Bro of Bayou Teych and Marguerite Bro, married 15 Dec. 1807 Marcellite Carmouche, minor daughter of Francois Carmouche of Carencro and Francoise Arceneaux; Wits: Francois Arceneaux, Joseph Eloy Brau, Hyacinthe Jacquet. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #104)
Children:

1. Joseph, b. 8 Nov. 1808, bt. 19 Jan. 1809 Pats: Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau; Mats: Francois Carmouche and Francoise Arcenaux; Godparents: Francois Carmouche, maternal grandfather, and Adelaide Brau, represented by the wife of the godfather (Francoise Arcenau). Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #549)

2. Marie, b. 21 Dec. 1809, bt. 28 Dec. 1809 at the home of Joseph Bro. Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and widow Marguerite Braud of Acadie; Mats: Francois Caramouche, native of Pointe Coupee, and Francoise Arsonneau of St. James on the Mississippi. Godparents: Agricole Bro, paternal uncle, and Francoise Arsonneau, maternal grandmother of the child. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6-A, #307)(SM Ch.: v.6, #670)

3. Bonne Breaux, b. 31 May 1813, bt. 4 July 1813 Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: Francois Carmouche and Francoise Arsonneaux; Godparents Pierre Braud, represented by Joseph Braud and Marie Amenayde Carmouche. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1554)

4. Marie Urasie, b. 6 Oct. 1814, bt. 25 deceased 1814; Pats: Pierre Braud and Bathilde Broussard; Mats: Jean Melancon and Lucile Doiron; Godparents Julien Melancon and Adelaide Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1774)

5. Celestine Brigitte, b. 10 Dec. 1814, bt. 12 Feb. 1815; Pats: Firmin Braud and Marguerite Braud; Mats: Francois Carmouche and Francoise Arconneau; Godparents Sosthenes Arconneau and Brigitte Carmouche. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1782)

6. Francois Terence, b. 23 April 1816, bt. 29 April 1816; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and deceased Marguerite Braud; Mats: Francois Carmouche and Francoise Arcenaux; Godparents Simon Bernard and Genevieve Carmouche. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #2024)

7. Pierre, b. 12 Feb. 1818, bt. 20 May 1818; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and deceased Marcelline Caramouche; Pats: deceased Firmin Braud and deceased Marguerite Braud; Mats: Francois Caramouche and Francoise Arconneau; Godparents Agerin Caramouche and Callixte Arconneau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #349)

Joseph Breaux de la Cote Gelee of Acadie, major son of Alexis Braud and Marie Magdeleine Trahan married 13 April 1807 Eleonore Landry (although record has Eleonore Trahan, the margin correctly has Landry), minor daughter of Basile Landry of Cote Gelee and Marianne Mire) Wits: Hyacinthe Jacquet, Jean Claude Perilliat, Celestine Prejean. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #84)

1. Joseph Achilles, b. 7 Jan. 1808, bt. 14 April 1808; Pats: Alexis Brau and Marie Trahan; Mats: Basile Landry and Marie Anne Mire; Godparents: Joseph Landryand Anastasie Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #485)

2. Marie Celanie, b. 7 Aug. 1809, bt. 13 May 1810; Pats: Alexis Brau and Magdeleine Trahan; Mats: Basile Landry and Marianne Mire; Godparents: Constant Brau and Celeste Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #916)

3. Charles Olivier, b. 10 May 1811, bt. 8 Sept. 1811; Pats: Alexis Braud and Magdeleine Trahan; Mats: Basile Landry and Marie Anne Mire; Godparents Charles Brau and Marie Pelletier. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1226)

4. Simon (father Joseph is shown as a resident of "le parc Perdu", b. 30 March 1814, bt. 22 Aug. 1814; Pats: Alexis Braud and Magdeleine Trahan; Mats: deceased Basile Landry and Marie Anne Mire; Godparents Norbert LeBlanc and Fanny Bou'drot. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1736)

5. Hypolite, b. 25 deceased 1815, bt. 29 Oct. 1818; Pats: Alexis Braud and Marie Trahan; Mats: Basile Landry and Marie Anne Mire; Godparents Hypolite Braud and Louise Broussard, spouse of Jean Charles Doiron. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #489)

6. Celestine, b. 12 Aug. 1818, bt. 29 Oct. 1818; Pats: Alexis Braud and Marie Trahan; Mats: Basile Landry and Marie Anne Mire; Godparents Joseph Lalande represented by his son, Maximilien Lalande, and Marie Braud, spouse of the above mentioned Joseph Lalonde. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #490)


Julien Breaux, native of this parish, minor son of Pierre Breaux inhabitant at la grand pointe, and Bathilde Broussard, married 27 April 1813 Euphrasie Melancon, native of this parish, minor daughter of Jean Melancon, inhabitant at la pointe, and Lucie Rose Doiron. Witnesses Joseph Castille, Charles Guidry, Louis Chemin, Pierre Braud, Jean Melancon. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #295)
Chilldren:

1. Marie Urasie, b. 6 Oct. 1814, bt. 25 deceased 1814 Pats: Pierre Braud and Bathilde Broussard; Mats: Jean Melancon and Lucile Doiron; Godparents Julien Melancon and Adelaide Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1774)

2. Marie Uranie, b. 4 Jan. 1816, bt. 23 June 1816; Pats: Pierre Braud and Bathilde Broussard; Mats: Jean Melancon and Rose Lucile Doiron; Godparents Pierre Braud, paternal grandfather and Carmelite Melancon. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #2066)

3. Marie, b. 30 Oct. 1817, bt. 21 deceased 1817; Pats: Pierre Braud and Bathilde Broussard; Mats: Jean Melancon and Lucile Doiron; Godparents Joseph Castille fils (Jr.) and Aspasie Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.7, #260)


Julienne Breaux of St. James parish at Canterel Post, minor daughter of Joseph Braud, habitant au Bassin, and Catherine Arceneaux, married 6 May 1805 Olivier Landry, major son of Olivier of COte Gelee, and Marie Magdeleine Hebert of lbervile Parish). Wits: Pierre Granger, Cyprien Arceneaux, Joseph Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #38)

Magdeleine Estelle Breaux, native of this parish, minor daughter of deceased Donat Breaux, inhabitant at la fausse pointe, and Anastasie Guilbaud, married 11 May 1818 Celestin Legendre, native of the city of New Orleans, major son of deceased Louis and Adelaide LaBauve. Witnesses Jean Miramond, Louis Dugas, Edouard Hebert, Louis Darboin, Josapha Broussard, Anastasie Braud, Joseph Guilbaud, Marin Joseph LaBeauve. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #99)


Magdalen Breaux, daughter of Charles and Claire Trahan, married 5 Jan. 1771 Etienne Benoit, (BRDA: SJ: v. 1771); then married 2) married 10 Feb. 1789 Michel Cormier, widower of Catherine Stelet (Stelly). Witnesses: Joseph Modena, Sandar Genua. Fr. de Veva (SM Ch.: v.4, #26)(also n Succ. of Michel Cormier) dated 4 July 1791 (LSAR: Opel: 1791)

Marie Breaux, native of this parish (minor daughter of Donat Breaux, inhabitant at La fausse pointe, and Anastasie Guilbeau, married 29 June 1812 Dosithee Broussard, native of this parish, major son of Joseph Broussard, inhabitant at La fausse pointe, and Anne Braud. Witnesses Pierre Cuvelier, Donat Braud, Louis Chemin, Donat Braud pere [Sr.]. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #262)

Marie Breaux of this parish, native of St. James parish on the river, widow of deceased Nicolas LeBlanc, major daughter of deceased Alexis Breaux, inhabitant of St. James parish and deceased Marie Braud, married 15 May 1817 Jean Baptiste Berard, native of this parish, major son of Jean Baptiste and Marguerite Descoux. Witnesses Eugene Pellerin, Alexandre Dessarp, Benjamin LeBlanc, Francois Bernard, Nicolas Picou, R. LeBlanc, bride signs as Constance Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #38)

Marie Breaux, daughter of Firmin Breaux and Marguerite Breaux, married Jean Baptiste Guedry, "de Maryland en Nouvelle Angleterre," inhabitant at la grand pointe, minor son of Jean Guedry and Magdeleine Dupuis, on 15 June 1785; died 8 Nov. 1815 at age 46 years at her home; buried 9 Nov. 1815 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v. 4, # 1005; Her succession dated 12 July 1817 (SM Ct.Hse.)

Marie Anne Breaux married Louis Arceneaux; shown in succession of Louis Arceneaux dated 11 March 1812 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#107)

Marie Celanie Breaux of this parish, native of St. James Parish on the river, minor daughter of Charles Breaux, inhabitant on Bayou Vermillion, and Marie Tarsile Gravois, married 10 Feb. 1812 Joseph Dugas native of this parish, major son of deceased Jean Dugas, inhabitant at la Butte and Marguerite Dupuy. Witnesses Charles Potier, Pierre uvelier, Guillaume Constant Macquilley, Jean Dugat. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #248)

Marie Celeste Breaux, native of St. James on the Mississippi River, (minor daughter of deceased Jean Baptiste Breaux and Henriette Blanchard, natives and inhabitants of the River and of this parish, married 5 Oct. 1818 Anselme Blaire, native of Tanesy (Tennessee) in the United States of America, inhabitant in this parish or that of Opelousas from his infancy, major son of deceased Jean (John) and deceased Rebecca -- , originally from America. Witnesses Joseph Athanase Bro,bride's paternal uncle and tutor; Hypolite Braux, Lessin Arcenaux, Maxille Pregean (Prejean), Charles Guedry. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #107)

Marie Clemence Breaux, minor daughter of Joseph Athanase Brau of Carencro and Marie Catherine Arceneaux, married 6 Feb. 1810 Jean Baptiste Saunier of Opelousas, major son of Joseph Saunier of La Butte and Marie Thibaudeau. Wits: Louis and Cyprien Arceneaux, Joseph Braux, Pierre Bossier, Joseph Louviere, Joseph Athanase Brau, Joseph Eloi Brau. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #169)

Marie Denise Breaux, native of this parish, minor daughter of deceased Donat Breaux and Anastasie Guillebaud, inhabitants at la fausse pointe, married 16 May 1815 Moyse Bonin, native of this parish, major son of deceased Jean Louis and deceased Marguerite Prince, inhabitants at la fausse pointe. Witnesses Charles Hebert, Charles Leroy, Louis Chemin, Athanase Braud, Joseph Bonin. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #361)

Marie Desire Breaux married Rosemon LeBlanc of Fausse Point, died 16 Sept. 1810 at the residence of Gilles LeBlanc, her brother-in-law, buried 17 Sept. 1810 at age 16 yrs. Signers: Nicolas LeBlanc. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #653 Her sisters are: Clarisse Marguerite married Guillaume Bourg; Henriette married Francois Bergeaux. A brother, Charles Breaux. Succ. dated Oct. 1810. (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #73)

Marie Euphrosine Breaux, native of this parish, minor daughter of Joseph Athanase Breaux, inhabitant at Carencros and Marie Catherine Arsenaux, married 6 deceased 1813 Jean Silvestre Mouton, native of this parish, major son of Frederic Mouton, inhabitant at Vermillion, and Anastasie Cormier. Witnesses Cyprien Arcenaux, Athanase Braud, Michel Abel, Marie Celeste Braux, Louis Chemin, Joseph Eloi Braux. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #320)

Marie Joseph [Bro] Breaux, originally of Acadie; married to Blaise Lejeaune, died at the age of 73 years following a long illness at the home of her son-in-law, Anselme dit Seme Dousset (Doucet) from the Plaquemine Brulee area after having received all of the sacraments, buried 9 July 1818 in the parish cemetery. Fr. ROSSI also signs. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (Opel. Ch.: v. 1, p. 17 1)

Marie Magdeleine Breaux, "de la paroisse d'Assomption du fleuve du Mississippi" (from Assumption Parish on the Mississippi River), minor daughter of Firmin Braux and Marguerite Braux, married 15 June 1785 Jean Guedry, de (of) Maryland "en Nouvelle Angleterre" (in New England), minor son of Jean and Magdeleine Dupuis. Fr. Geffrotin (SM Ch.: v.3, #66)(LSAR: Opel.: 1785 - 398)

Marie Tarsille Breaux of this parish, native of St. James parish on the river (minor daughter of deceased Jean Baptiste Braud,inhabitant at la pointe and deceased Henriette Blanchard, married 10 July 1816 Maximilien Prejean, native of this parish,major son of Dorninique Prejean,inhabitant at Opeloussas and Marie Savoie. Witnesses Francois Carmouche, Jean Baptiste Mercier, Thomas Caruthers, Rosemond Braud, Dominique Prejean, Lessin Arcenaux. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #414)

Modeste Breaux, daughter of Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia married 1 Feb. 1802 Benjamin Bonin, son of deceased Jean Louis of Mobile and Marguerite Prince of Maryland. Wits: Firmin Bro, her father; Louis Bonin, Frederic Tenholt, Louis Chemin, Etienne Viel, a priest. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #243)

Paul Olivier Braud, son of Joseph Breaux, of Bayou Vermillion and Marie Pelletier. His succession was dated 27 June 1814 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#157)(Note: A Paul Breaux, inhabitant at La Pointe, son of Jospeh and ---- Melancon, died 15 Dec. 1813 at age 28 years at Vermillion at the home of Anselme Thibaudot and buried 16 deceased 1813 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey) (SM Ch.: v.4, #870)
Children:

1. Cecile Azema, b. 10 March 1812, bt. 21 Oct. 1812; Pats: Joseph Braud and Marie Magdeleine Melancon; Mats: Etienne Pelletier and Jeanne Cloquesinet; Godparents Jean Landry and Ursule Doiron, wife of the godfather. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #1415)



Pierre Bro "of the Mississippi," son of Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau, married 10 Jan. 1793 Batilde Broussard, daughter of Silvestre and Felicite Gilbaux of LaCadie. Witnesses Francois Gilbeaux, Theophile Brusard, Ached(?) Brusard. Fr. George Murphy (SM Ch.: v.4, #71) The marriage is also noted in the succession of Silvain Broussard dated 1 Aug. 1808. (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #27)
Children:

1. Adelaide, b. 20 deceased 1795, bt. 7 Feb. 1796; Godparents Baptiste Bro and Polone Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #769)

2. Alexandre, b. 15 Oct. 1797, bt. 8 April 1798; paternal grandparents: Firinin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia; maternal grandparents: Silvain Broussard and Felice GUuillebaut of Acadia; Godparents Anaclet Broussard and Elizabeth Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #31)

3. Anastasie, (of this parish), b. 5 deceased 1799, bt. 16 March 1800 Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Silvain Broussard and Felicite Guillebaud all of Acadia; Godparents Joseph LeBlanc and Pelagie Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #226)

4. Marie, b. 30 Nov. 1801, bt. 4 April 1802 Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Silvain Broussard and Felice Guillebaut, all of Acadia; Godparents: Joseph Bro and Celeste Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.5, #432)

5. Celeste, died 4 Nov. 1804, buried 5 Nov. 1804 at age 4 mths. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #384)

6. Dositee, b. 10 July 1804, bt. 7 Oct. 1804; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Sylvain Broussard and Felicite Guillebaud - all of Acadia; Godparents: Cyrille Thibaudeau, represented by Louis Trahan and Felice Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #181)

7. Julie, b. 10 July 1804, bt. 7 Oct. 1804; Pats: Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro; Mats: Sylvain Broussard and Felicite GuillebauÕd, all of Acadia; Godparents: Francois Broussard and Victoire Broussard. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6, #182)

8. Melanie, b. 20 Aug. 1806, bt. 12 Oct. 1806 on the lower on the Baillou Teche at the home of the widow Sylvain Broussard. Pats: Firmin Bro and Margueritte Bro of Acadie; Mats: Sylvain Broussard and Felicite Guillebaud of Acadie; Godparents: Sylvestre Broussard and Adelayde Bro. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.6-A, P. 11; SM Ch.: Folio E, p.28)

9. Silvanie, b. 8 Dec. 1810, bt. 3 March 1811; Pats: dec. Firmin Brau and Marguerite Brau; Mats: dec. Silvain Broussard and Felicite Guilbeau; Godparents: Julien Brau and Susanne Brau, wife of Armand Broussard. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, # 1085

Scholastique Breaux, wife of Benjamin LeBlanc; inhabitant at la fausse pointe; died 19 June 1817 at about 25 years at her home; buried 20 June 1817 Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #1116)

Scholastique Breaux, daughter of Firmin Bro and Marguerite Bro of Acadia, married, 19 Nov. 1799 Cyrille Thibodeaux, son of Olivier Thibodeaux and Agnes Brun of Acadia. Witnesses Firmin Bro - father of the bride, Theodore Thibodeau, Paul Bonin, Joseph Bobin. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (SM Ch.: v.4, #185)

Scholastique Claire Breaux, native of this parish, daughter of Jean Baptiste Breaux, inhabitant at Vermillion, and Marie Magdelaine Girouard, married 19 Aug. 1817 Hypolite Guedry, native of this parish, minor son of Olivier, inhabitant at Vermillion and Felicite Aucoin. Witnesses Joseph Fortune Penne, Louis Lingois, Louis Dusouchet, Jean Baptiste Braud. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.6, #53)

Silvain Breaux was buried 12 Oct. 1765, accoridng to Fr. Jean Francois, "au dernier camp d'enbas." Father Donald Hebert interpreted this as meaning "at the last burial location further down." I wonder if it did not mean at the last stop made while traveling. The French dictionary translates the word “camp” as “side, party.” Perhaps someone can clarify this. Fr. Jean Francois, "cure de la nouvelle Acadie" (priest of the new Acadia) (SM Ch.: Slave Funeral Register v. 1, #24); SM Ch.: 0, p. 13)

Susanne Breaux, native of this parish, minor daughter of Donat Breaux, inhabitant of the area at La fausse pointe and Anastasie Guilbeau, married 19 Feb. 1811 Armand Broussard, native of this parish, major son of Joseph Broussard, inhabitant at La fausse pointe and Anne Brau. Witnesses Joseph Brau, Charles Potier, Barthelemy Castillon, Joseph Eloi Braux. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #198)

Susanne Breaux, native of this parish, minor daughter of Francois, inhabitant on Bayou Vermillion, and Silesie Dugas, married 12 Aug. 1811 Olivier Boudreaux, native of St. James Parish on the river, major son of Simon Boudrot and Monique Dupuy. Witnesses William C. Macquille, Louis Lingois, Louis Chemin, Francois Brau, Hiacinthe Lemonnier. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.5, #219)

Zeline Breaux(Donat - from La Fausse Pointe) died 21 Oct. 1811 at age 8 years at her father's home; buried 22 Oct. 1811 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #727)



Listed below this line are miscellaneous Angelles for whom I could find no definitive place. Perhaps someone somewhere has the missing pieces. If you do, would you please send me the information so I can update my data bank? Please quote your sources.

There are contradictions concerning the deaths of Firmin Breaux and Marguerite Breaux, and because there has been perhaps more specialized research in that area than what I did, I only present the versions and their sources here. I leave it to members of the family to decide which is right.

St. Martin de Tours Church records in St. Martinville who that “Firmin, of Acadia, living on Bayou Teych, died 1 Oct. 1808 at his residence and was buried 2 Oct. 1808 at age 60 years.” Witnesses to the death were Michel Martin and Joseph Babin, fils. Father Gabriel Isabey entered the act in v. 4, #534. A succession, #38, is dated 30 Jan. 1809, at the St. Martin Parish Courthuse. There is no spouse, nor children listed in either of these acts.

On 2 May 1814, another succession, #156, is filed at the courthouse, showing Firmin as the widower of Marguerite Braud. Children listed are Donat, Pierre, Francois, Baptiste, Joseph, Agricole, Scholastique married Cyrille Thibodeau; Marie married Jean Guidry; Isabelle married Louis Bonin; Felicite married Athanas Hebert; Modeste married Benjamin Bonin; Adelaide married Sylvestre Broussard.

Entry #980 in v. 4 of St. Martin de Tours records, shows that Marguerite Breaux, Ůnative of Acadie, widow of Firmin Brad.Ó died 1 Sept. 1815 at the home of Cyrille Thibaudot at la grand pointe. She was 68 years old. She was buried 2 Sept. 1815 in the parish cemetery. The act was signed by Cyrille Thibodeau and Fr. Gabriel Isabey.

Either church record and first succession are dated wrong and this is another Firmin, or the wife of the later one is mid-identified as Marguerite Breaux.
Jean Bapiste Breaux of Cabanassee parish, living at La grande pointe sur le Bayou, died 17 Dec. 1806 at home, buried 18 Dec. 1806 at age 30 yrs. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM Ch.: v.4, #451)



Firmin Breaux arrived in the Attakapas District in 1765, and eventually settled near LaPointe near the bends of the Bayou Teche in the Upper St. Martin Parish. The area is now known as Breaux Bridge -- his namesake.

Firmin's family first settled in Boston in 1755 after their deportation from Nova Scotia, but secured permission to move back to Canada in 1767. However Firmin had evidently decided to leave the Boston area and his family while still a young man of 17 to follow Jean-Batiste Broussard and the first Acadian settlers of Louisiana to the Attakapas County. He did not return to Canada.

The Spanish census of 1766 lists Broussard and 15 other Acadian householders as having established their farms and homes at Quartier de la Pointe, the area of a point along the Bayou Teche). It lists Firmin as a bachelor at Bayou Tortue, southwest of Breaux Bridge. His name later appears in 1769 as a householder in the census of the District of Cabahanoce (St. James Parish), married to Marguerite Braud, then on the membership of the Attakapas militia in 1777. He is next listed in the Attakapas District's census of 1781 as the head of a household of nine individuals with 153 animals and 25 arpents of cultivated or cleared land.

By 1786, according to Geneva Bailey Seymour's genelogical study of the Breaux, Firmin lived at the west end of the bridge which spans bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, and owned a much larger tract extending from "Bayou Vermillion all the way to the 40-arpent road east of the bayou (Teche)" until he died in 1808.

Firmin's large tract, Seymour wrote, was part of a 92-arpent tract extending from Bayou Vermillion to the 40-arpent road east of the Teche which was originaily grantea to jean-Francois Ledee by the Spanish government. There is evidence that Ledee eventually divided the land into lots and sold it to several Acadian farmers, Sugarcane and cotton were the primary crops and the fertile bayou lands began drawing more and more settlers to the area.

In a 1983 interview with the Teche News, Grover Rees, a descendant of Firmin Breaux and David Rees, said that according to an 1829 map showing Breaux Bridge as 'Ila ville du pont de Breaux," meaning more than one Breaux, the original bridge for which the town was named was built by Firmin and one of his sons, (Agricole or Joseph), connecting their properties on the east and west sides of the bayou. The U. S., Survey Map 1816 indicates a bridge connecting Firmin's property to that of his son Joseph. The area was referred to as Pont Breaux at that time.

Agricole, the son of Pierre Firmin, was born March 11, 1788 at Breaux bridge. It was he who gave a lot at the corner of the present Bridge and Rees Streets in Breaux Bridge for a public school. A statue of his widow, Scholastique Picou, was recently commissioned by the town fathers.




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