Person:Paul Boudreaux (1)

Paul-Marie Boudreaux
d.14 Sep 1846 Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Name Paul-Marie Boudreaux
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Oct 1771 Saint-Servan-sur-Mer, France
Marriage 28 Sep 1794 Assumption Church, Plattenville, Louisianato Elizabeth Modeste Pitre
Death[2] 14 Sep 1846 Thibodaux, Louisiana
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He appears in the 1795 Spanish census of Valenzuela. Though there is evidence to show that he came to Louisiana in 1785 as a boy of 13 aboard Le Bon Pa-Pa, he cannot be positively identified in a family group before 1795. Since his father, Francois Boudreaux, died in St.-Malo and Paul went aboard ship with his mother and his stepfather, Charles Broussard, Paul is the first provable ancestor in this line.S3

Paul's marriage puts him in the Plattenville area in 1794, and his daughter, Isabel Eufrosina, was baptized in 1795 at Assumption Church in Plattenville.S4 It's not clear where the family lived 1785 between and 1794, but Hebert notes that of the 38 families who arrived at new Orleans in July 1785 on Le Bon Pa-Pa, 37 voted to settle in Manchac (at St.-Gabriel) while one family chose La Fourche.S5

  1. Robichaux, Albert J., Jr. The Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, 1758-1785. (Eunice, Louisiana: Hebert Publications, 1981), Vol. 1, p. 99.
  2. Hébert, Donald J. South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes. (Cecilia, Louisiana: Donald J. Hebert, 1978-1985), Vol. 2 (1841-1850), p. 67 (citing Thibodaux Cthse: v. 1, #314).

    Death record of Paul-Marie Boudreaux

  3.   Robichaux, Albert J., Jr. (comp.). Colonial Settlers along Bayou Lafourche: Louisiana Census Records, 1770-1798. (Harvey, Louisiana: The Author, 1974), Vol. 2, p. 58.
  4.   Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church records. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Vol. 2 (1770-1803), p. 112 (citing ASM-1, 50).
  5.   Hébert, Donald J. Acadians in Exile - 1785. (Cecilia, Louisiana: Hébert Publications, 1980), p. 9 (24th family).