Facts and Events
||Jean Adolphe Rodrigue
||29 Dec 1820
||St. John The Baptist Parish, Louisiana
||11 Feb 1821
||St. John The Baptist Parish, LouisianaGodparents: Norbert Rodrigue, Adelaide Tregre
||10 Jan 1844
||Thibodaux, Lafourche, Louisiana, USASt. Joseph's Catholic Church
to Marie Donatile Naquin
||10 Sept 1860
||Lafourche, Louisiana, United States
||26 July 1870
||New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
||5 Jun 1880
||Avery Island, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
||29 Jul 1886
||New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
||Saint Peter's Cemetery, New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Evidence of Parentage
The parents of Jean Adolphe Baptiste were Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Catherine Tregre.
Evidence that the parents of Jean Adolphe Baptiste were Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Catherine Tregre is found in the baptismal records of St. Jean the Baptist Parish, as follows:
Baptismal Record, 1821
The Baptismal Register of St. Jean the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1821, page 27, No. 300, lists the parents of Jean Adolphe Rodrigue as Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Catherine Tregre. (Source: Family record copied by Berta Benoit Armstrong)
Record in French
Extrait du Registre du Bapteme de l'egise paroissialle de Saint Jean Baptiste, Etat de la Louisiana, pour l'annee 1821, page 74, No. 300 on lit ce qui suit.
L'an mil huit cent vingt-un et le onzieme jour de fevrier, a ete solanellement baptise, par nour sous-signe, Jean Adolphe, ne le vingt-neuf de Decembre a 3 heures du matin, du legitime mariage de Jean Baptiste Rodrigue et de Catherine Tregre, le pere et mere; le parrain a ete Norbert Rodrigue et Marraine, Adelaide Tregre tous de cette paroisse.
Ce fait du quoi nous avond signe.
Signe Vita Modesta Mina Cure
Collections de l'original et delivre le 9 fevrier
V. Me Mina Cure
de St. Jean Baptiste
Extract from the Baptismal Register of St. Jean the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1821, page 27, No. 300, reads as follows.
Jean Adolphe, who was born of the legitimate marriage of Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Catherine Tregre, the father and mother, at three in the morning on the 29th of December, was baptised on the 11th day of February, 1821; godfather was Norbert Rodrigue and the godmother, Adelaide Tregre all of this parish. Signed.
Certificate of Baptism, 1821
A Certificate of Baptism, obtained in 1976 from from St. John the Baptist Church in Edgard, Louisiana, also lists Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Catherine Tregre as the parents of Jean Adolphe Baptiste.
Certificate of Baptism - Jean Adolphe Rodrigue 
|Transcription: This is to certify that Jean Adolphe Rodrigue, Child of Jean Baptiste Rodrigue and Catherine Tregre, born in this parish, 29 December 1820, was baptized on 11 February 1821. Sponsors: Norbert Rodrigue and Adelaide Tregre. Signed.
Jean Adolphe Baptiste was born in Saint Jean the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, at 3 a.m., on 29 Dec 1820.
Evidence: Jean Adolphe's birth date was listed in the baptism register and on the Certificate of Baptism.
Marriage to Marie Donatile Naquin, 1845
Jean Adolphe married Marie Donatilde Naquin on 1 Feb 1845 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. They lived on their forty-acre farm in Lafourche Parish. After the Civil War, they moved to Iberia Parish, where they bought 92 acres of land, about ten miles from New Iberia, in the vicinity of Avery Island. They had a mill and made open-kettle sugar and later converted it into a syrup mill. (Source: Family records)
Evidence of the marriage of Jean Adolphe and Marie Donatile Naquin is found in their marriage bond and in a Certificate of Marriage reflecting church records(obtained from the Church in 1976).
Marriage Bond, 1844
This Rodrigue-Naquin 1844 Marriage Bond is a "True copy" of the original, and was issued by the Clerk of Court's Office, Thibodeaux, Louisiana, on 3 Feb 1967.
Marriage Bond Rodrigue-Naquin 1844 
|Transcription: State of Louisiana, Parish of LaFourche
Know all men by those present that the Jean Adolphe Rodrigue of the Parish of St. Jean Baptiste as principal and Bazile Dugas of said interior parish are indebted to Sam McAllister Parish Judge of said interior parish in the sum of three hundred dollars which the promise will and truly to pay to him and his successors in office. Dated and signed this 10th January 1844 Note: all records say 1844, however, the writing looks like 1845 (ab).
Now the condition of this obligation is such that whereas the said Rodrigue has this day procured from said McAllister one license of matrimony with Marie Donatilde Naquin daughter of Joseph Naquin of said interior parish and his wife Celeste Prejean. Therefore if in two years after said marriage no legal objection shall be made thereto then this obligation to be null otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
Jean Adolphe Rodrigue
Certificate of Marriage, 1845
This copy of the Certificate of Marriage, which is a "true extract" from the Marriage Register of St. Joseph's Church. Vol 1845. No. 948., was obtained in 1976 from St. Joseph's Church in Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Marriage Certificate - Jean Adolphe Rodrigue and Marie Donatile Naquin 
|Transcription: "This is to certify that Jean Adolphe Rodrigue and Marie Donatilde Naquin were lawfully married on the 1st day of February, 1845. According to the Rite of the Holy Catholic Church and in conformity with the laws of the State of Louisiana. Rev. F. C. B. de St. Aubin officiated in the presence of Henry Tregle, Theodule Morion and Neuville Ayot. A true extract from the Marriage Register of the Church. Vol 1845. No. 948." 
Bayou Lafourche, 1850
According to the 1850 census, the family of Jean and Donatile Rodrigue was living in Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana.
1850 Census 
Place: Bayou Lafourche, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States
- Rodrigue, John M 35
- Donatile F 30
- Floriska F 6
- Pomilce M 4
- Rosa F 2
- Mari Gautraux F 10
- Gabriel Garvie M 25
Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish, 1860
In 1860, the family was listed as living in Ward 6, Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish.
1860 Census - Family of Jean Adolphe Rodrigue 
|1860 Census |
Date: 10 September 1860
Place: Ward 6, Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish
- Jean Rodrigue M 40 Carpenter, Value of Real estate - 1500, Value of personal property - 400
- Marie D F 38
- Floriska F 14
- Cimillien M 13
- Rosa F 12
- Justilien M 5
- Marie Gautreaux F 19
- Joseph Gautreaux M 5
- Emelie Prejean F 13
New Iberia, Iberia Parish, 1870
By 1870, the family was living in Ward 2, New Iberia.
1870 Census - Family of Jean Adolphe Rodrigue 
|1870 Census |
Date: 24 July 1870
Census Place: Ward 2, New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana
- Rodrigue, John Head WM 51 Farmer
- Mary wife WF 47 Keeping house
- Rosa 20 WF 20
- Similien WM 22 Farm laborer, Value of Real Estate - $500, Value of Personal Estate - $100
- Justilien WM 14
- Theresa WF 9
- Marie WF 7
- Catherine WF 3
- Douley, Joseph WM 20 Farm laborer
- Douley, Florisca WF 24
- Rodrigue, Preville 34 Farm laborer
Petite Anse, Iberia Parish, 1880
Petite Anse is French for Avery Island, a salt dome located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States, about three miles (5 km) inland from Vermilion Bay, which in turn opens onto the Gulf of Mexico. A small human population resides on the island. Wikipedia Article about Avery Island
1880 Census - Family of Jean Adolphe Rodrigue 
|1880 Census |
Date: 5 June 1880
Census Place: Petite Anse, Iberia, Louisiana
- Rodrigue, John Head WM 60 Farmer
- Donatile wife WF 56 Keeping house
- Justilian son WM 23 Bricklayer
- Ellena daughter-in-law WF 18
- Theresa daughter WF 18
- Mary daughter WF 16
- Louise daughter WF 12
- Nicholas nephew WM 16 Works in field
- Fernand grandchild WM 2
- Similien WM 33
- Laura wife WF 21
Jean Adolphe died in July of 1886. He is buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
Evidence: Certificate of Death, records of St. Peter's Church, New Iberia, Louisiana.
Note: There is a discrepancy between the certificate of death, which lists the date as 29 Jul 1886, and the headstone, which lists the death date as 7 Jul 1886. It can be said for certain, then, that the death occured in July of 1886. The exact date needs to be determined.
Death Certificate - Jean Rodrigue, 1886 
|Transcription: "This is to certify that Jean Rodrigue died or was buried July 29, 1886, from St. Peter's Church, New Iberia, La., at the age of 68 yrs. Vol. 2 p. 140." (signatures)
Photograph of Headstone
St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery, New Iberia, Louisiana.
Headstone - Jean and Donatile Rodrigue
- ↑ Lafourche, Louisiana, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Bayou Lafourche, Lafourche, Louisiana; Roll: M432_232; Page: 322; Image: 647., 1850.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Year: 1860; Census Place: Ward 6, Lafourche, Louisiana; Roll: M653_413; Page: 0; Image: 186., 10 Sep 1860.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Iberia, Louisiana, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Ward 2, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll: M593_513; Page: 170; Image: 341., 26 July 1870.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Iberia, Louisiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Petite Anse, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll: T9_454; Family History Film: 1254454; Page: 457.2000; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 0298., 5 Jun 1880.
- Descendants of Joao RODRIGUES.
- ↑ Clerk of Court's Office, Thibodeaux, Louisiana.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 St. John the Baptist Church Records.
Certificate of Baptism
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 St. Peter's Church Records, New Iberia, Louisiana.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 St. Joseph's Church Records, Thibodeaux, Louisiana.
- Find A Grave.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Family Records.
- Louisiana Marriages to 1850. (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
Spouse 1: Naquin, Marie Donarilde
Spouse 2: Rodrigue, Jean Adolphe
Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1844
Marriage Location: Louisiana