Person:Magdeleine Breaux (1)

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Magdeleine Breaux
  1. Magdeleine Breaux1747 - 1825
m. 5 Jan 1771
  1. Joseph Benoit1772 - 1851
  2. Etienne Benoit1773 -
  3. Marie Angele Benoit1775 - 1791
  4. Marie Anriette Benoit1776 - 1807
  5. Charles Benoit1777 -
  6. Eloy Benoit1778 - 1846
  7. Francois Xavier Benoit1779 - 1823
  8. Augustin Benoit1786 -
m. 10 FEB 1789
  1. Amand Cormier1770 - 1795
Facts and Events
Name Magdeleine Breaux
Alt Name Madelaine
Alt Name Madeleine
Gender Female
Birth? 1747 Nova Scotia, Canada
Marriage 5 Jan 1771 St James Church, St James, Louisiana, USASt James Church
to Etienne Benoit
Marriage 10 FEB 1789 St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA, USAto Michel Cormier
Death[2] 15 Sep 1825 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Burial[2] 16 Sep 1825 Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United StatesParish cemetery - Vermillionville
References
  1.   Steven A. Cormier. Acadians in Gray.

    Étienne, son of Claude Benoit and Anne Comeau, born probably at Pigiguit in c1751, came to Louisiana from Maryland as a teenaged orphan. After leaving Fort San Luis de Natchez, he married Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Breaux, at St.-Jacques on the river in January 1771. Madeleine also had come to Louisiana from Maryland in 1768 and had lived at Natchez. After their marriage, they lived for a time at St.-Gabriel de Manchac and Ascension, upriver from St.-Jacques. Later in the decade, Étienne and Madeleine crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled at Carencro, at the northern edge of the Atakapas District. Their daughter married into the Huval family. They had seven sons, but only the younger ones perpetuated this line of the family. Étienne died at Carencro in December 1787; he was only 36 years old. His widow became the third wife of Michel Cormier of Opelousas in February 1789, but a year and a half later she was a widow again.

    born c1747, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN; sister of Anne-Gertrude, Élisabeth, & Pierre; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 21; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Louis de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 21, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Cabanocé; married, age 24, (1)Étienne BENOIT, son of Claude BENOIT & Anne COMEAUX, 20 Jan 1771, St.-Jacques; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 42, (2)Michel CORMIER, son of Pierre CORMIER & Cécile THIBODEAUX of Chignecto, & widower of Anne SONNIER & Catherine STELLY, 10 Feb 1789, Opelousas; died Lafayette Parish 15 Sep 1825, "at age 65[sic] years," buried "in the parish cemetery," Vermilionville, 16 Sep 1825; succession record dated 12 Nov 1825, Lafayette Parish Courthouse

    Wall of Names, 13, calls her Madeleine BREAU; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:138 (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.10, #26), her death/burial record, calls her Magdelaine BREAUX, spouse in a 2nd marriage to dec. Michel CORMIER, does not give her parents' names, says she was 65 years old when she died & that she was "buried ... in the parish cemetery"; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:137 (Laf. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#75), her succession record, calls her Madeleine BREAUX wid. of Michel CORMIER, but does not give her parents' names nor list any children. See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 436.

    Her birth year is from the age given in the Spanish report of 1768. The age given in her death/burial record is way off.

    Arsenault, Généalogie, 2416, 2444, says that Étienne BENOIT's mother was Anne CORMIER, but other, more reliable sources say COMEAUX. See, for example, BRDR, 2:71, 150. On p. 2416, Arsenault says that Étienne & Marguerite were married on 5 Feb 1771 in Baton Rouge, & on p. 2444 he says they were married on 5 Jan 1771 in St. Martinville. BRDR, a primary source, disagrees.

  2. 2.0 2.1 born c1747, probably Pigiguit; daughter of Charles BREAUX & Claire TRAHAN; sister of Anne-Gertrude, Élisabeth, & Pierre; exiled to MD 1755, age 8; in report on Acadians at Port Tobacco, MD, Jul 1763, called Magdelaine BRAUX, with parents, siblings, & orphan Anne LA JEUNNE; arrived LA 1768, age 21; in report on Acadians who settled at St.-Louis de Natchez, 1768, called Magdalena, age 21, with widowed mother & siblings; moved to Cabanocé; married, age 24, (1)Étienne BENOIT, son of Claude BENOIT & Anne COMEAUX, 20 Jan 1771, St.-Jacques; moved to Opelousas District; married, age 42, (2)Michel CORMIER, son of Pierre CORMIER & Cécile THIBODEAUX of Chignecto, & widower of Anne SONNIER & Catherine STELLY, 10 Feb 1789, Opelousas; died Lafayette Parish 15 Sep 1825, "at age 65[sic] years," buried "in the parish cemetery," Vermilionville, 16 Sep 1825; succession record dated 12 Nov 1825, Lafayette Parish Courthouse