Ancestors of Pierre Joseph Descant, Sr.

 

Generation No. 1

        1.  Pierre Joseph Descant, born September 29, 1880; died November 19, 1933.  He was the son of 2. Hypolite "Paul" J. Descant and 3. Birginie Marie Aymond.  He married (1) Celestine Mary Armand.  She was the daughter of Edgar Armand and Celestine Celeste Ducote.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

      

Children of Pierre Descant and Celestine Armand are:

                           i.               Leonora Mary Descant, born February 03, 1904; married Louis Clave Riche October 29, 1925.

                          ii.               Lizera Mary Descant, born July 02, 1906.

                         iii.               Clophine Mary Descant, born May 20, 1908; married Walter Dugas July 03, 1929.

                         iv.               Larma Herman Descant, born August 13, 1910; married Dora Lemoine October 12, 1932.

                          v.               Isabel Mary Descant, born May 30, 1912; married Roy Rambalais December 25, 1941.

                         vi.               Edgar Paul Descant, born March 01, 1915; married Lillian Mathews February 17, 1935.

                        vii.               Elise Mary Descant, born December 29, 1915 in Whiteville, La. ?; married William P. Trump July 05, 1942.

                       viii.               Louise Mary Descant, born December 29, 1915; married Felix Rachal June 02, 1947.

                          ix.               Leo Joseph Descant, born July 08, 1918; married Aline LaCompe September 21, 1937.

                           x.               Cecilia Mary Descant, born January 20, 1920; married Willis Rachal October 11, 1938.

                          xi.               Murry Joseph Descant, born October 02, 1922; died May 30, 1977; married Dorothy LaCour June 08, 1947.

                         xii.               Marvin Joseph Descant, born August 15, 1924; died in WWII.

                        xiii.               Pierre Joseph Descant,Jr., born December 23, 1925; married Eura V. Armand February 27, 1949.

                        xiv.               Eura Vee Theresa Descant, born September 25, 1928; died 1976; married Nolan Ortego July 06, 1946.

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Hypolite "Paul" J. Descant1, born August 28, 1849; died April 29, 1928.  He was the son of 4. Jean Descant and 5. Marie Rouede.  He married 3. Birginie Marie Aymond August 28, 1877 in Moreauville Avoyelles Parish, La.2.

        3.  Birginie Marie Aymond, born April 13, 1858 in Avoyelles, La.; died February 18, 1933.  She was the daughter of 6. Guillaume Aymond and 7. Clarisse Ducote.

 

Notes for Hypolite "Paul" J. Descant:

On the Social Security application for his daughter Angela Descant DeSoto, her parents are listed as Paul Descant and Virginia Aymond.  

 

Notes for Birginie Marie Aymond:

Birginie is the name she was baptised by.  In the 1860 census, she is refered to as "Marie".  Hypolite Descant's marriage record identify her as "Virginie".

       

Children of Hypolite Descant and Birginie Aymond are:

                           i.               Alma Descant, married Shelby Michelle.

                          ii.               Blanche Olange Descant, married ??? Michelle.

                         iii.               Celcina Descant, married Leon Scallan.

                         iv.               Lonie Descant, married Wade Wilfred Ducote.

                          v.               Louis Descant, born March 27, 1880; died April 19, 1957; married Lizzie Guillory.

        1               vi.               Pierre Joseph Descant, born September 29, 1880; died November 19, 1933; married Celestine Mary Armand.

                        vii.               Albert Descant, born September 26, 1884; married Melanie Bergeron.

                       viii.               Angella Descant, born November 02, 1888 in Cottonport, La.3; died December 1968 in Marksville, Avoyelles, LA4; married Victor Joseph Desoto.

 

Notes for Angella Descant:

Angela Descant DeSoto (age 77 at that time,white female, birth date Nov. 2, 1888 Cottonport, La., Residing at Star Route, Box 122, Morrow, Louisiana) applied for Social Security June 8, 1965.  Her parents are listed as Virginia Aymond and Paul Descant.

 

Notes for Victor Joseph Desoto:

His farm was located in Goudeau Louisana, Parish of Avoyelles

(section 26, T2S-R4E)  20 acres divided among 9 children (2.2 acres each).

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  Jean Descant, born Abt. 1820 in Bordeaux Department of Gironde, France.  He was the son of 8. Dominique Descant and 9. Francoise Pugeac.  He married 5. Marie Rouede.

        5.  Marie Rouede.

 

More About Jean Descant:

Fact 1: March 20, 1845, Arrived in New Orleans, La.

Fact 2: 1848, Came to Avoyelles, La.

Fact 3: April 03, 1854, Applied for American Citizenship age 40

       

Children of Jean Descant and Marie Rouede are:

                           i.               Louis Victor Descant5, born March 12, 18486.

 

Notes for Louis Victor Descant:

Godparents were Victor Prostdame and Marie Louise Pierret.

 

More About Louis Victor Descant:

Fact 1: July 15, 1850, Baptized St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

 

        2                ii.               Hypolite "Paul" J. Descant, born August 28, 1849; died April 29, 1928; married Birginie Marie Aymond August 28, 1877 in Moreauville Avoyelles Parish, La..

                         iii.               Mathilde Anais Descant7, born October 20, 1853 in Mansura, La.8; married (1) Zenon Marcotte April 27, 1876 in Avoyelles Parish, La.9; married (2) Joseph DeSoto September 25, 1880 in Avoyeles Parish, La.10.

 

Notes for Mathilde Anais Descant:

Baptismal Record show the godparents of Mathilde Anaise Descant were Hypolite Descant and Celestine Bordelon.  Ceremony performed by Rev. J.H. Tumoine.

 

 

More About Mathilde Anais Descant:

Fact 1: May 20, 1855, Baptized St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church11

 

Marriage Notes for Mathilde Descant and Zenon Marcotte:

By Cesaire Lemine, J.P., Witnessed by H.W. Dequir, J.B. Jeansonne, Roselius Gauthier.

 

Marriage Notes for Mathilde Descant and Joseph DeSoto:

Filed Nov. 15, 1880 Parish of Avoyelles

Ceremony done by J.L. Galop witnessed by Jules A. DeSoto and Lovel Marcotte

 

                         iv.               Marie Lydie Beatrice Descant12, born September 26, 185413; died July 19, 1934; married Ernest Jeansonne October 24, 1867 in Avoyelles Parish, La.14.

 

Notes for Marie Lydie Beatrice Descant:

Godparents were Adolph Lafargur and Lydie Estelle Delavema.

 

More About Marie Lydie Beatrice Descant:

Fact 1: May 20, 1855, Baptized St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

 

                          v.               Francoise Descant, born April 03, 185515.

 

Notes for Francoise Descant:

Godparents were Oliver Prostdame and Francoise Descant.

 

More About Francoise Descant:

Fact 1: September 25, 1858, Baptized St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

 

                         vi.               Alma Descant, born Aft. 1858; married Roselius Gauthier October 19, 1876 in Avoyelles Parish, La.16.

 

Marriage Notes for Alma Descant and Roselius Gauthier:

By: J.E. Chauvin, wit. A.H. Descant, J.W. Descant, and Jerome Gauthier

 

                        vii.               Germain Descant, born January 05, 185817.

 

Notes for Germain Descant:

Godparents were Zerbain Eiche and Marie Sidonie Pierret.

 

More About Germain Descant:

Fact 1: September 25, 1858, Baptized St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

 

                       viii.               Pierre Descant, born October 15, 185118; married Cleophisa Armand October 20, 1899 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

 

Notes for Pierre Descant:

Godparents were Pierre Hervais and Marguerite Baron.

 

More About Pierre Descant:

Fact 1: September 04, 1852, Baptized St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church19

 

        6.  Guillaume Aymond20, born January 27, 1824 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Bef. July 06, 1870.  He was the son of 12. Etienne Aymond and 13. Sophie Lemoine.  He married 7. Clarisse Ducote July 04, 1848 in Avoyelles, La.21.

        7.  Clarisse Ducote, born July 23, 1833 in Avoyelles, La..  She was the daughter of 14. Zenon Ducote and 15. Ositte Gauthier.

 

Notes for Guillaume Aymond:

Refered to as "William" in the 1860 Census records, as "Guillaume" is French for "William".   William was a farmer with real estate worth $4,500 and personal property valued  at $450.  That was not too bad for that time.

 

Notes for Clarisse Ducote:

Clarisse Ducote appears to have been a half-sister to Melina Ducote, wife of Pierre S. Aymond.  Although apparently having different mothers, Zenon Ducote was the father of both women.

       

Children of Guillaume Aymond and Clarisse Ducote are:

                           i.               William Aymond II, born 1850.

 

Notes for William Aymond II:

Greg put the Roman numeral II behind Willliam's name for purposes of keeping him identifiable separately from other Williams.

 

                          ii.               Ophelia Aymond, born February 12, 1851 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married John C. Hall January 04, 1876.

 

Notes for Ophelia Aymond:

Spelled "Odelia" on her marriage licence.

 

                         iii.               Ameranthe Aymond, born November 01, 1852 in Avoyelles, La.; married Alce Ortegue May 16, 1871 in Avoyelles, La..

                         iv.               Loisa Aymond, born 1853.

                          v.               Marie Clara Aymond, born September 29, 1854 in Avoyelles, La..

                         vi.               Joseph Douglas Aymond, born May 11, 1856 in Cottonport Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (1) Louisa Armand May 11, 1878 in Avoyelles, La.; married (2) Celise Saucier January 14, 1886 in Avoyelles, La..

                        vii.               Zenon Aymond, born Abt. 1857.

        3             viii.               Birginie Marie Aymond, born April 13, 1858 in Avoyelles, La.; died February 18, 1933; married (1) Earnest Dufour January 27, 1874 in Avoyelles, La.; married (2) Hypolite "Paul" J. Descant August 28, 1877 in Moreauville Avoyelles Parish, La..

 

Generation No. 4

 

        8.  Dominique Descant, born 1802 in France.  He married 9. Francoise Pugeac.

        9.  Francoise Pugeac, born 1811 in France22.

 

Notes for Dominique Descant:

1860 Winn Parish, La. Census

hosehold #266

Dominique Descant male age 58 born France; merchant; $1,000; $500

Francoise female age 49, born France

Jules male age 20 born France; farm laborer

Maria female age 16 born France; none

       

Children of Dominique Descant and Francoise Pugeac are:

        4                 i.               Jean Descant, born Abt. 1820 in Bordeaux Department of Gironde, France; married Marie Rouede.

                          ii.               Dominique Descant, born September 04, 1840 in Bordeaux Department of Gironde, France.

                         iii.               Jules Martin Descant, born September 04, 1840 in Bordeaux Department of Gironde, France; married Adelaide Moreau August 28, 1862 in Avoyelles, La..

 

Notes for Jules Martin Descant:

Jules arrived in New Orleans obout Oct. 13, 1855, following his (father and?) brother Jean who had come ten years earlier.  Jules M. Descant was not even a legal citizen when he fought for the South, as he applied for American citizenship on Oct. 22, 1868.  He applied for confederate pension.  Jules M. Descant served as the mayor of Mansura, La. in 1893 and 1900.

 

                         iv.               Maria Descant, born 1844.

 

        12.  Etienne Aymond, born September 27, 1797 in Avoyelles, La.; died Abt. 1860 in Avoyelles, La..  He was the son of 24. Jean Pierre Baptiste Aymond and 25. Marie Anne Joffrion.  He married 13. Sophie Lemoine April 10, 1815 in Marksville, Avoyelles, La.23.

        13.  Sophie Lemoine, born August 17, 1794 in Hydrpolis,Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Bef. August 29, 1829 in Avoyelles, La..  She was the daughter of 26. Guillaume Lemoine and 27. Marie Barbara Couvillon.

 

Notes for Etienne Aymond:

     The St. Paul's baptism records are found under the Spanish writing of his name the way they pronounced it (Estevan Homo).  His godparents were Jacob Hooter and Margaret Simon.  His baptism did not take place until May 12, 1802, by Father Brady.  Etienne, Sr., (called "Stephen" in English) owned a plantation on Bayou Rouge in Avoyelles, La. as of 1827.  Stephen's children born after 1825 were the issue of his second marriage.

     In the 1860 Census, we see that Etienne was considered wealthy for that time, as his real estate was worth about $15,000 and his personal property was valued at $4000.  Like his brothers, Michel and Pierre, Etienne sereved in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Consolidated Regiment of the La. Militia, at the Battle of New Orleans in the  War of 1812.  "Rapides Parish Pensioners in the War of 1812"; opcit; at p. 2.  According to the 1820 Census, Etienne was a slave owner.  From the January 7, 1846 Permission to marry which he executed for his daughter Clemintine, and which is filed in the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse, we see that Stephen was able to sign his name.

    

More About Etienne Aymond:

Fact 1: May 12, 1802, Baptized

 

More About Perrine Juneau:

Fact 1: December 18, 1803, Baptized

       

Children of Etienne Aymond and Sophie Lemoine are:

                           i.               Etienne Aymond II, born April 24, 1815 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; died June 15, 1868 in Moreauville Avoyelles Parish, La.; married Elodie Chenevert.

 

Notes for Etienne Aymond II:

According to "Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, La. "Vol. 2; By Gremillion (p. 14), Etienne was usually referred to by the English version of his name "Stephen".  According to the baptism record of Stephen's grandson, Onile S. Aymond, it appears that Stephen had another wife.  That Church of The Assumption of Choupique record states that Stephen was also married to Marie Aglaee Broussard.

 

                          ii.               Jean Baptiste Aymond, born March 09, 1818 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Aft. 1880; married Mary Day December 06, 1836 in Avoyelles, La..

 

More About Jean Baptiste Aymond:

Fact 1: July 13, 1818, Baptized

 

                         iii.               Pierre Aymond, born January 01, 1820 in Avoyelles, La.; died May 19, 1866 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married Celine Brousard.

 

Notes for Pierre Aymond:

Also called "Jean Pierre, Jeune" (J.P.J.) according to "Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, La.; Vol. 2" By: Gremillion & Gremillion (p. 15).  According to the 1860 U.S. Census, J.P.J. farmed his own land.  He and his wife, Celine, are buried in the French Cemetary near Effie, La.  Her name is spelled "Saline" on her tombstone.

 

                         iv.               Elise Aymond, born February 24, 1822 in Avoyelles, La.; married Cyprien Bonnette June 15, 1841 in Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, La24.

        6                v.               Guillaume Aymond, born January 27, 1824 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Bef. July 06, 1870; married Clarisse Ducote July 04, 1848 in Avoyelles, La..

                         vi.               Edvise Aymond, born February 24, 1824 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; died February 24, 1824 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

                        vii.               Caroline Aymond, born April 28, 1826; married Zenon Areaux October 13, 1840 in Avoyelles Parish, La.25.

                       viii.               Sophie Aymond, born Abt. 1828; married (1) Nichol Nicholson March 12, 1846 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (2) Paul Zenon Ducote May 02, 1854 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

       

Children of Etienne Aymond and Perrine Juneau are:

                           i.               Clementine Aymond, born 1830 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; died January 01, 1927 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

                          ii.               Adeline Aymond, born Abt. 1832; married Alexander Kimball November 09, 1847 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

                         iii.               Joseph Aymond, born Abt. 1834; died Bef. December 20, 1867; married Sarah Elvera Keller April 08, 1858 in Avoyelles Parish, La.26.

                         iv.               Valentine Aymond, born Abt. 1836.

                          v.               Emelia Aymond, born Abt. 1838; married (1) Ovide Jeansonne Bef. 1866; married (2) Julien Juneau March 07, 1866.

                         vi.               Prudence Aymond, born Abt. 1840; married Hilarie Dauzat December 19, 1865 in Avoyelles Parish, La.27.

                        vii.               Prudent Aymond27, born Abt. 1841; married Celestine Marcotte June 19, 1860 in Avoyelles Parish, La.27.

                       viii.               Gervais Aymond, born Abt. 1842 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Bef. July 11, 186527; married Julie Mayeux March 06, 1862 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

                          ix.               Olin Aymond, born Abt. 1844.

                           x.               Oline Aymond, born Abt. 1844 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (1) Julie Mayeaux July 11, 1865 in Avoyelles Parish, La.27; married (2) Auguste Duauzat January 25, 1866 in Avoyelles Parish, La.28.

                          xi.               Zelia Aymond, born 1850.

 

        14.  Zenon Ducote.  He was the son of 28. Henry Ducote' and 29. Clarisa LaBorde.  He married 15. Ositte Gauthier May 29, 1827 in Avoyelles Parish, La.29.

        15.  Ositte Gauthier.  She was the daughter of 30. Daniel Gaspard and 31. Justine Juneau.

       

Child of Zenon Ducote and Ositte Gauthier is:

        7                 i.               Clarisse Ducote, born July 23, 1833 in Avoyelles, La.; married Guillaume Aymond July 04, 1848 in Avoyelles, La..

 

Generation No. 5

 

        24.  Jean Pierre Baptiste Aymond, born Abt. 1760 in Mortsi, Bishopric of Strasbourg, Alsace, France; died Bef. 1824 in Avoyelles, La..  He was the son of 48. Michel Aymond and 49. Catherine Aron.  He married 25. Marie Anne Joffrion March 19, 1824 in Mt. Carmel Church Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, La..

        25.  Marie Anne Joffrion, born March 22, 1760 in Pointe Couee, La.; died in Avoyelles, La..  She was the daughter of 50. Pierre Joffrion and 51. Marianna Valleau.

 

Notes for Jean Pierre Baptiste Aymond:

According to the marriage records of his children, Jean's full name was Jean Baptiste Aymond.  Some of the St. Paul Catholic Church records of Mansura, La. (the only Church in Avoyelles until the mid-1800's) phonetically spelled the name "Hameau". 

The Priest from St. Paul's apparently would travel around to conduct marriages and baptisms.  Therefore, Church records often show baptisms a year or so after the date of birth.  Most of Jean and Marieanne's children were married at Marianne's home and after Jean had died.

In the late 1700's there were Spanish posts at Pointe Coupee and at Rapides (present day Pineville, La.).  Traders from Pointe Coupee traded with the Indians along the Red River in Avoyelles.   Marksville was not settled by Marc Eliche until 1796, and did not become a town until 1843 (See: "Avoyelles; Crossroads of Louisianna"; La. Comm. des Avoyelles & Dr. Sue Eakin; Moran Publishing Corp.; Baton Rouge, La.; (1981) p. 5.  Immediately after their marriage in New Orleans, we loose track of Jean and Marianne.  Church records show that Jean II was born while the family resided on Bayou Boeuf.  However, Jean applied to the Spanis governor for permission to settle on the North side of the Red River in Rapides Post in 1789 ("Rapides Post on Red River, Census and Military Documents for Central Louisiana, 1769-1800"; By Winston De Ville; Ville Platte, La. (1985); p. 26).  Jean and Marianne appear upon the Spanish Census of both 1792 and 1799 as residing in Rapides Parish, while St. Paul baptism and marriage records list them as residing in Avoyelles.  It appears that Jean and Marianne probably lived near the Center Point area near the line separating what later became Avoyelles and Rapides Parishes.  Other church records tate that their home was in Pointe Maigre (Avoyelles Parish on the North side of the Red River).

The Spanish Census of 1792 shows Jean and Marianne as having 2 male children, 2 female children, 2 slaves, 10 horses and 25 head of cattle (id. p. 39).  The 1799 Census shows that Jean and Marianne were both over 50 years of age, had 6 children at home, no slaves, 10 horses and 25 head of cattle ("Rapides Post-1799"; By: Winston DeVille; Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, Md.; (1968); p. 6.

       

Children of Jean Aymond and Marie Joffrion are:

                           i.               Mary Catherine Aymond, born Bef. April 04, 1785; married John Reed.

 

Notes for Mary Catherine Aymond:

For some reason, Mary was listed as the head of her household in the 1820 Census.  Is it possible that John Reed had died in 1820, leaving Mary pregnant with their last child, who was then born after this census?

 

                          ii.               Pierre Aymond, born Bef. April 05, 1785; married Eloise Louise Dauzat January 14, 1824 in Avoyelles, La..

 

Notes for Pierre Aymond:

Pierre filed a land claim for property at Long Prairie in Avoyelles Parish, La. "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northeast, La."; Southern Publishing Co.; Nashville, Tenn.; (18900); p. 606.  Pierre served with hiis 2 brothers, Michel and Etienne in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Consolidated regiment of the Louisiana in the Battle of New Orleans, during the War of 1812"; at p. 2.  Pierre was a slave owner according to the 1820 Census.

    Pierre's son Jean was born in 1822, so he and Eloise were probably married in a civil ceremoney before that time.  Eloise married her first husband, Claude Recouly, on Sept. 2, 1806.  Claude later died.

 

Notes for Eloise Louise Dauzat:

Referred to in some records as "Louise" in her daughter's marriage records.  Her sister, Roseline, married her brother-in-law, Jean Aymond II.

 

Marriage Notes for Pierre Aymond and Eloise Dauzat:

     Eloise (also referred to in some records as "Loise"), was the widow of Claude Recouly.  It is likely that she and Pierre were married in a civil ceremony before the subsequent blessing of their marriage by a Catholic ceremony on Jan. 14, 1824.  Their marriage record in "Early Marriage Records; St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; 1806-1830": Translated by: Alberta Rousseau

Ducote, G.R.S.; p. 8.

 

                         iii.               Jean Baptiste Aymond II, born Abt. 1789 in Bayou Boeuf, Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Aft. 1833 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (1) Roseline Dauzat April 03, 1811 in Bayou Boeuf, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (2) Catherine Bellgarde Abt. 1830.

                         iv.               Helen Aymond, born March 22, 1790 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married Charles Fouquier Abt. 1805 in Avoyelles, La..

 

More About Helen Aymond:

Fact 1: November 20, 1796, Baptized

 

                          v.               Michel Aymond, born March 07, 1792 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (1) Celeste Pool Abt. 1814; married (2) Theotice Dupuis May 07, 1816 in Avoyelles, La..

 

Notes for Michel Aymond:

This is the grandson of Michel and Catherine Aron who came to La. from France.  His surname was mispelled by the Spanish priest that baptised him as "Jamon".  Michael LaCroix and Michel's sister, Mary, were his godparents.  Michel Aymond claimed land at Bayou du Lac in Avoyelles Parish, La.  "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northeast Louisiana"; Southern Publishing Co.; Nashville, Tn.; p. 606.  Michel became an Avoyelles Parish Police Juror in 1830 (id., p. 608).  St. Paul baptism records for Michel's daughter Helene, in 1824, state that he resided in Pointe Maigre,  His brother Pierre claimed lands at Long Prairie and brother Jean II claimed lands at Point Maigre and above Bailey's Ferry (id. pp. 606-607).  Their brother Etienne (a.k.a. Stephen) became a Police Juror from Ward 1 of Avoyelles Parish in 1821 (id.; p. 608).  According to the St. Paul baptism records of 2 of  his daughters, in 1824 and 1827, he was a plantation owner in Pinte Maigre.

     Michel (the 2nd) and Theoline Dupuis had a civil marriage sometime before their March 19, 1824 Church wedding.  Michel served in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Consolidated Regiment of the Louisiana Militia at the Bottle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.  "Rapides Parish Pensioners in the War of 1812"; Ed. By: Charles E. Raymond, Jr.; Polyanthos; New Orleans; (197); p. 2.

     Michel's civil marriage was blessed by a Church marriage at his parents home in Avoyelles, on March 19, 1824 ( along with the marrages of his brothers Etienne and Jean II).

 

More About Michel Aymond:

Fact 1: November 20, 1796, Baptized

 

                         vi.               Severine Aymond, born Abt. 1795 in Point Maigre, Avoyelles Parish, La.; married Rosalie Robert.

        12            vii.               Etienne Aymond, born September 27, 1797 in Avoyelles, La.; died Abt. 1860 in Avoyelles, La.; married (1) Sophie Lemoine April 10, 1815 in Marksville, Avoyelles, La.; married (2) Perrine Juneau August 25, 1829 in Avoyelles, La..

 

        26.  Guillaume Lemoine.  He married 27. Marie Barbara Couvillon.

        27.  Marie Barbara Couvillon.

       

Child of Guillaume Lemoine and Marie Couvillon is:

        13               i.               Sophie Lemoine, born August 17, 1794 in Hydrpolis,Avoyelles Parish, La.; died Bef. August 29, 1829 in Avoyelles, La.; married Etienne Aymond April 10, 1815 in Marksville, Avoyelles, La..

 

        28.  Henry Ducote'.  He married 29. Clarisa LaBorde.

        29.  Clarisa LaBorde.

       

Children of Henry Ducote' and Clarisa LaBorde are:

        14               i.               Zenon Ducote, married Ositte Gauthier May 29, 1827 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

                          ii.               Celine Ducote30, married Jean Baptiste Ducote June 22, 183530.

                         iii.               Marguerite Ducote30, born October 24, 1813; married Hypolite Baron January 22, 182830.

 

        30.  Daniel Gaspard.  He married 31. Justine Juneau Bef. 1808 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

        31.  Justine Juneau.  She was the daughter of 62. Augustine Juneau.

       

Child of Daniel Gaspard and Justine Juneau is:

        15               i.               Ositte Gauthier, married Zenon Ducote May 29, 1827 in Avoyelles Parish, La..
 

Generation No. 6

 

        48.  Michel Aymond31, born Abt. 1725 in Mortsi, Bishopric of Strasbourg, Alsace, France; died Abt. 1800.  He married 49. Catherine Aron.

        49.  Catherine Aron, born Abt. 1725 in Mortsi, Bishopric of Strasbourg, Alsace, France; died Aft. 1800 in St. John The Baptist Parish, La..

 

Notes for Michel Aymond:

     Church records show that Michel and Catherine Aymond, and two children, Jean and Marie, arrieved in Louisiana from Mortsi, Bishopric of Stransbourg, Alsace-France by 1771 ( at which time Marie married Noel Etienne Arvieux).  Those same records tell us that Michel and Catherine resided in St. John the Baptist Parish, La.  We do not know if any other children were left in France or came with them to La.

       

Children of Michel Aymond and Catherine Aron are:

                           i.               Marie Aymond, born Abt. 1752; died Abt. 1810; married Noel Etienne Arvieux August 06, 1771 in St. James Parish, La..

        24              ii.               Jean Pierre Baptiste Aymond, born Abt. 1760 in Mortsi, Bishopric of Strasbourg, Alsace, France; died Bef. 1824 in Avoyelles, La.; married Marie Anne Joffrion March 19, 1824 in Mt. Carmel Church Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, La..

 

        50.  Pierre Joffrion, born in France.  He married 51. Marianna Valleau Abt. 1750 in Louisiana.

        51.  Marianna Valleau, born 1722 in La Rochelle, France.  She was the daughter of 102. Gabriel Valleau and 103. Marie Anne Morin.

 

Notes for Pierre Joffrion:

Much has been written on the genealogy of the Joseph Joffrion family of Pointe Coupee, which came from Canada and ultimately became the primary Joffrion line of Avoyelles Parish, La.  Joseph Joffrion II served as the Alcalde (similar to a mayor under the Spanish Colonial rule) of the Avoyelles Post.  However, most Avoyelles Parish enealogists have seen nothing to prove a link between our Pierre Joffrion and the Cnadian Joffrion line.  Also, recall that baptism records state the Pierre is a native of France, not Canada.  However, in the marriage records of Jean Aymond and Pierre's daughter Marianne, it states that Pierre is from Canada.  Our Pierre, as well as Joseph Joffrion I and Joseph Joffrion II, took the oath of allegiance to the King of Spain in Pointe JCoupee Post on Sept. 10, 1769.  " Louisiana Historical Quarterly; Vol. 4"; By: Louisiana Historical Society (1922); p. 210.

     Of interest is the fact that the wife of Joseph Joffrion II, Marie Francoise Bouchard Joffrion, was godparent, along with Etienne Aymond of Aimee Fouquiere, the granddaughter of Jean Aymond I and Marrianne Joffrion.  Furthermore, Joseph Joffrion II's daughter, Helene Joffrion Lacour, was godmother to Charles Fouquiere II, along withe the child's maternal uncle, Michel Aymond.

     Although not proven, I feel that all of these facts strongly indicate that our Pierre Joffrion was either a brother or a son of Joseph Joffrion I from Canada.

       

Child of Pierre Joffrion and unknown slave is:

                           i.               Edivise Joffrion, married Julien Berzatt August 16, 1818 in Avoyelles, La..

 

Notes for Edivise Joffrion:

Edivise was a freed Negro woman who was the natural daughter of Pierre Joffrion.  She married another freed Negro.

       

Children of Pierre Joffrion and Marianna Valleau are:

        25               i.               Marie Anne Joffrion, born March 22, 1760 in Pointe Couee, La.; died in Avoyelles, La.; married Jean Pierre Baptiste Aymond March 19, 1824 in Mt. Carmel Church Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, La..

                          ii.               Catherine Joffrion, born Abt. 1750; married Charles Larche August 14, 1770 in Point Coupee Parish, La..

 

Notes for Catherine Joffrion:

Recall the it is believed tha Catherine is actually the daughter of Marianne Vallo;s 1st marriage to Andre' Simon.  When Marianne subsequently married Pierre Joffrion, and since he raise her, Catherine went by the name Joffrion.

 

        62.  Augustine Juneau.

       

Child of Augustine Juneau is:

        31               i.               Justine Juneau, married (1) Daniel Gaspard Bef. 1808 in Avoyelles Parish, La.; married (2) Jacques Paul August 07, 1808 in Avoyelles Parish, La..

 

Generation No. 7

 

        102.  Gabriel Valleau, born Abt. 1700.  He married 103. Marie Anne Morin.

        103.  Marie Anne Morin, born Abt. 1702.

 

Notes for Gabriel Valleau:

     Other derivations of this surname spelling are Vallot and Vallo, as seen from the colonial records.  In the late 1600's a large number of the Valleau family of La Rochell, France were protestant and fled to the East Coast of America (British Colonies).  According t legend, only 1 female stayed, because she converted to Catholic and became a nun.

     It appears from the "Louisiana Historical Quarterly, Vol. 4", p. 240, that Gabriel had died by the time that his widow, Marie Anne (jean) Morin (or Merry) Valleau and their 6 year old daughter, Marie Anne Valleau, filed a contract with Claude Chardon, on Sept. 7, 1728 ( La. Historical Quarterly; Vol. 4; p. 498).  Apparently, her mother and stepfather died, as Marie Anne Valleau ( Gabriel's young daughter) was raised in the Convent of the Ursullines in New Orleans.

     According to Mrs. Edna Rabalais, of Alexandria, La. ( in her January 31, 1983 letter to Mrs. Ina Aymond Plauche), Marie Ann Valleau (Gabriel's daughter) first married Andre Simon, on May 5, 1738, in New Orleans, La.  They had a daughter Catherine Simon.  Catherine was apparently raised by Pierre Joffrion after he married her mother.  Catherine Simon went by the surname Joffrion.  According to Mr. Nelson Gremillion (in a letter to Greg Aymond dated 11/19/1977, there were 2 other Simon sisters.  Marguerite Simon married Jacques Cuvillier on March 19, 1757 in Pointe Coupee Parish, La.  The other sister, Marie Louise Simon, married Francois Barre on April 21, 1765 in Pointe Coupee Parish, La.  Of course, Pierre and Marie Anne then had at least 1 child, Marie Anne Joffrion, who was our ancestor that eventually married Jean Baptiste Aymond.

       

Child of Gabriel Valleau and Marie Morin is:

        51               i.               Marianna Valleau, born 1722 in La Rochelle, France; married Pierre Joffrion Abt. 1750 in Louisiana.

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Dufour Les Creoles des Avoyelles by: Jeraldine Dufour LaCour.

2.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1856-1880 Vol. 2 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, D-297.

3.  Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Feb 15, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.60148.7  and from her grave stone

4.  Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Feb 15, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.60148.7

5.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg. 28.

6.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg. 5 record # 28.

7.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg.92, 109.

8.  pg. 109, record # 92.

9.  Avoyelles Parish, La.  Marriages(D-154)

10.  (E-620).

11.  St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Baptismal Bk. 6,, P. 109, # 92.

12.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg. 91, 109.

13.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg. 109 recore # 91.

14.  CD 1, Sept. Edition La. Marriages, Avoyelles Parish, La. Records - (D253))

15.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg. 182 record # 161.

16.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1856-1880  Vol. 1 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, pg. 41, (D-272).

17.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, pg. 182, record # 162.

18.  Baptism Books 6&7, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, La. 1850-1872, Pg.162, 182.

19.  St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Bk. 6, P. 51, # 96.

20.  Greg Aymond of Alexandria, La., 7/2/98.

21.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1808-1855  Vol. 1 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, 24 (B-2, 142), Res. of Zenon Ducote.  Wit. William Turner, R. Hicks, Etienne Aymond.

22.  1860 Winn Parish, La. Census, # 266.

23.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1808-1855  Vol. 1 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, 56 (Bk. A, 101), Wit. D. Plessy, F. Tournier, LeDuc.

24.  Family Tree Maker's Gen. "Ancestors of Maxie Henry Brouilett".

25.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1808-1855  Vol. 1 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, 3 (B-2, 18).

26.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1856-1880  Vol. 2 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, 91 (B-3, 43.

27.  Family Tree Maker's Gen. "Ancestors of Maxie Henry Brouilett".

28.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1856-1880  Vol. 2 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, 5 (B-3, 274), (Pirine Juneau of Bayou Jacques gives permission)(Julia Bernard gives her permission)by Rev. Th. Aug. Rebours, Wit. Saluste Marcotte, Victor Dauzat and Pierre Z. Mayeaux.

29.  Brides Book of Avoyelles Parish La. 1808-1855  Vol. 1 by Jeraldine Dufour LaCour, 35 (B-1), Wit. Sosthene Riche', Uzelien Riche', B. Ducote.

30.  Bernadine LaBorde.

31.  Greg Aymond of Alexandria, La., 7/2/98.

 

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