Facts and Events
Burials at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Cemetery - St. Martinville, Louisiana
| Claude BroussardS1 S2
|| ca 1744
|| 13 Oct 1819 (age 75 yrs)
|| #1306 Bk. 1787-1830
| Louise Hebert
|| 16 Mar 1788, #22 Bk. 1787-1830
|| 1st wife?
| Catherine Trahan
|| 24 Mar 1793
|| 2nd wife?
- American Revolution Patriots Buried in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Cemetery - St. Martinville, Louisiana, in Attakapas Historical Association (Lafayette, Louisiana). Attakapas gazette. (Lafayette, Louisiana: Attakapas Historical Association, 2004), pp 117-123.
Information compiled Vita Reaux and Hazel Langell from acts of baptism, marriage and burial of the churches and in the legal documents of the parish courthouses.
- Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Vol. 1-4. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.
Name: Claude Broussard
Cemetery: St Martin of Tours Cath Ch Cem
Location: St Martinville LA 74
- N2, in Hébert, Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers, 1756-1810. (Eunice, Louisiana: Hebert Publications, 1974-).
BROUSSARD, Claude of Acadie d. 14 Nov. 1819 at age 75 yrs. (SM Ch. : v. 4, # 1306)
- Claud Broussard, in Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 62255767.
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Nov. 13, 1819
St. Martin Parish
Son of Joseph Broussard & Nanette Thibodaux; married 1st Louise Hebert, 2nd on 27 Apr 1793 at St Martin de Tours Church to Catherine Trahan [V 4 #22]; member of Attakapas Militia in Revolutionary War; his succession is #346, St Martin Parish, LA; burial record at St Martin de Tours Church [V 4 #1306]
Saint Martin de Tours Churchyard (defunct)
St. Martin Parish
Plot: Nearest to Church
- Dronet, Curney J. A century of Acadian culture: the development of a Cajun Community, Erath, 1899-1999. (Louisiana: C.J. Dronet, c2000), p 8.
Spain formally entered the war on May 8, 1779, and Governor Bernardo de Galvez immediately made plans to attack British settlements in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. With victories over the British at Fort Bute on Bayou Manchac, Baton Rouge and Pensacola, the Galvez campaign restored Florida to Spanish control, blocked the threat of British troops moving up the Mississippi and forced England to use troops that could not be used to fight Americans elsewhere. Some of the Acadians who participated in the campaign included Amand and Claude Broussard, sons of the old guerilla fighter Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard, Joseph Babin, Michel Bernard, Paul Bonin, Michel Doucet, Claud Duhon, Charles Guilbeaux,Joseph Hebert, Amant Landry and others.
- Claude Broussard (Brossard), in Ensemble Encore - Database of Acadian History.
Date of Birth: 1/1/1744.
Mother: Agnès (Nanette) Thibodeau
Father:Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil
Married (1) Louise Lissette (Céleste) Hébert, daughter of Beloni Hébert and Jeanne Savoie. Married (2) Catherine Trahan, a native of Acadia and the daughter of Hyacinthe Trahan, at the Attakapas church, April 24, 1793.
Children: First marriage: Apolline (Appolonie), Jean Baptiste (born February 5, 1773), Valéry (born May 15, 1774), Louis (born August 25, 1777), Suzanne (born 1778), Alexandre (baptized May 9, 1779), Élizabeth (Isabelle), Pélagie, Louise (Lise), Beloni (baptized March 20, 1785, at the age of 5 months), Anastasie (born January 15, 1786), Victoire (born October 15, 1787). Second marriage: Joseph (born 1793), Louis Claude (born 1794), Jean Joseph (born March 20, 1796), Marie Magdaleine (born 1797), Marie Delphine, Julie (born August 1801), Marie Célestine, Jean Joseph, Edmond (Armand) (born September 25, 1807; died at his parents' home; buried October 9, 1808).
Louisiana: Identified in the 1766 census of lower Louisiana as the sole member of a household in the Bayou Tortue settlement of the Attakapas district. A general census of the Attakapas District compiled around 1769 indicates that he was a twenty-one-year-old member of François Broussard's household. The 1771 census of the Attakapas District indicates that he was a twenty-three-year-old member of René Trahan's household. Broussard participated in the election to select a second sindic for the construction of a church in the Attakapas District, May 16, 1773. The June 20, 1774, muster roll indicates that he was a fusilier in the Attakapas District militia. The October 30, 1774, census of the Attakapas District indicates that his household included the following persons: Claude Broussard, his wife, and two unidentified children. They owned twenty-five cattle, ten horses or mules, and twenty hogs. The May 10, 1777, muster roll indicates that he was a fusilier in the Attakapas District militia. Listed in the 1789 muster roll as a member of the Attakapas District militia unit. The May 26, 1803, Census of the Quartier de la Grande Prairie in the Attakapas District indicates that he was the fifty-three-year-old head of a household including the following persons: Catherine Broussard, 32 years old; Valéry Broussard, 26 years old; Marguerite Broussard, 16 years old; Belony Broussard, 18 years old; Louis Broussard, 7 years old; Joseph Broussard, 4 years old; Lize Broussard, 23 years old; Anasthasie Broussard, 17 years old; Victoire Broussard, 15 years old; Marie Broussard, 6 years old; Delphine Broussard, 5 years old; and Zelie Broussard, 2 years old. Claude Broussard and his family occupied a tract of land with thirty arpents frontage. They owned 300 semi-wild beef cattle and 20 tame cattle.
Death: St Martin Parish, Wednesday, October 13, 1819.