Do you have information on Mary Bertrand, American Indian, wed Benjamin Pierfax in 1865?

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Mary Bertrand lived on an Indian reservation in Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA.  She is my father's (Joseph Sidney Pierfax, Sr.) mother.   She and my grandfather, Benjamin Pierfax, also lived in Plaquemines, LA and had children who died there.

My father was born July 22, 1895, in Lawtell, LA.  His father,  Benjamin Pierfax,  is listed on some census records as Benjamin Fairfax.  My mother told me that my grandfather's name was also spelled Pierrefax.
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It might be this woman.  She seems to have at least one sibling named Felicite - don't know if that helps or not?  The location is correct but would require more research.

(Also noted on some data that Ben is listed as Ben Pierre Fairfax - must be a nightmare to cover all those spellings!)

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Louisiana, Births and Christeningshttps://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWGX-G6J

Maria Zephalia Bertrand  Female

birth 27 Jun 1847  GRAND COTEAU, ST LANDRY, LA

father: Jean Baptiste Bertrand

mother Marie Doralise ...

indexing project (batch) number: C52379-1

 

Felicite Bertrand Female

birth 02 May 1852  GRAND COTEAU, ST LANDRY, LA

father Jean Baptiste Bertrand

mother: Marie Doralise ...

indexing project (batch) number: C52379-1

 

US Census, 1850 St. Landry parish, St. Landry, LA

 Charles Bertrand M 33 LA

 Domitele Bertrand F 25 LA

 Celine Bertrand F 8 LA

 Marie Bertrand F 4 LA

 Ju Pre Bertrand  M 20 LA   (? don’t know if that’s a misspelling/abbrev for Jn Bpt or if it’s a junior – or if it’s even the correct man).

U S Census, 1900, ED 68 Police Jury Ward 8 Mallett & Plaquemine Point, Justice of Peace Wards 18-19, St. Landry, LA

head  Benjamin Fairfax M 54 LA  marr abt 1875

wife  Maria Fairfax  F 55 LA 15 children  11 living

dau  Elizabeth Fairfax F 23 LA

dau  Josephine Fairfax F 20 LA

dau  Victoria Fairfax F 17 LA

dau  Bernadette Fairfax F 16 LA

dau  Aleda Fairfax F 13 LA

son  Francis Fairfax M 11 LA

son  Henry Fairfax M 9 LA

son  Noah Fairfax M 7 LA

son  Sidney Fairfax M 6 LA

 

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My great grandmother, Rita Pierfax, used to tell me of her mother’s family from Eunice, LA, the Bertrand family. Her mother’s name was Julia.
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