Ursin Bijeau, son of Augustin Bugeaud and Gertrude Anne Landry, was born on 1 January 1789 in Spanish Louisiana. He was baptized on 13 June 1789 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Attakapas Parish. Sponsors were Baptiste Prevot and Julie Ducrest. Father de Deva performed the ceremony.
Ursin and Magdaleine Celeste Richard, widow of Anaclet Cormier and daughter of Victor Richard and Marie Magdeleine Brasseux, obtained a marriage license on 24 August 1814 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
They were married on 25 August 1814 at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Witnesses were Louis Richard, Vital Estilete, Eloi Landry, Silvert Mouton, Cirille Richard, Jean Baptiste Richard, Marcel Patin, and Pierre Thibodeau. Father Michel Bernard Barriere presided.
Ursin and Magdaleine had four children:
Magdaleine died around December 1846, leaving Ursin widowed at the age of 57 years.
Ursin died at age 60 on 24 January 1849,
and was buried at St. Charles Borromeo Church cemetery in Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish.
His succession was filed at the Opelousas courthouse on 25 January 1849.
Ursin was born in 1789.
↑#SWLR-CD: BIJEAU, Ursin (Augustin BICHEAU & Gertrude LANDRY) b. 1 Jan. 1789, bt. 13 June 1789 Spons: Baptiste PREVOT & Julie DUCREST. Fr. de DEVA (SM Ch.: v.4, #358)
↑#SWLR-CD: BIJEAU, Ursin - native of Attakapas; resident at his father's (maj. son of Augustin BIJOT & Gertrude LANDRY - originally from Acadie) m. contract dated: 24 Aug. 1814 Magdelene CORMIER - native of St. Landry of Opelousas; wid. of Anaclet CORMIER who died and is buried in St. Landry Parish for about 4 years now (Victor [record has Victoire - which is in error] & Marie Magdelene BRASSEUR - originally from Acadie) Wits: Louis RICHARD, Vidal ESTILETTE, Pierre THIBAUDEAU, Cyrille RICHARD, Baptiste RICHARD, Eloy LANDRY, Michel Bernard BARRIERE, pretre; George KING, Parish Judge (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Conveyances: v.C-1, #97-A)
↑#SWLR-CD: RICHARD, Magdeleine (Victor & Marie Magdeleine BRASSEUR) of Opel., wid. of Anaclet CORMIER who died 4 years ago m. 24 Aug. 1814 Ursin BIJOT of Attakapas (Opel. Ct.Hse.: OA-72)
↑#SWLR-CD: RICHARD, Magdelaine - widow of Anaclet CORMIER - native of this parish (dec. Victor & Marie Magdelaine BRASSEUR - originally from Acadie and inhabitants of this parish) m. 25 Aug. 1814 Ursin BIJOT - native of St. Martin Parish of Atakapas (major son of Augustin & Gertrude LANDRY - originally from Acadie & inhabitants of St. Martin parish of Atakapas) Wits: Louis RICHARD, Vital ESTILETE, Eloi LANDRY, Silvert MOUTON, Cirille RICHARD, Jean Baptiste RICHARD, Marcel PATIN, Pierre THIBAUDEAU - all of this parish. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.257)
↑#SWLR-CD: RICHARD, Magdeleine m. Ursin BIGEAU Last Will. In Succ. dated 10 Dec. 1846 of Opelousas (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1116)
↑#SWLR-CD: BIJEAU, Ursin d. 24 Jan. 1849 at age 60 yrs. (GC Ch.: v. 1, p.77)