Bourgs were among the earliest Acadians to find refuge in Louisiana. The first of them reached New Orleans in February 1765 with the Broussard dit Beausoleil party from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue:
Anne Boudrot, age 55, widow of Charles Bourg of Port-Royal, Port-Toulouse, and Île St.-Jean, brought six children with her from the prisons at Halifax--Marguerite, age 28, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, age 21, Gertrude, age 18, L'ange, age 17, Joseph, age 14, and Louise, age 12. Gertrude married Amand, 31-year-old son of fellow Acadian Charles Thibodeau, at New Orleans in late February. Theirs was the first recorded Acadian wedding in Louisiana.
In April, after a short respite in the city, Anne and her children, including Gertrude and her new husband, followed the Broussard party across the Atchafalaya Basin to the Attakapas District, where they helped create La Nouvelle-Acadie along the banks of Bayou Teche. When an epidemic struck the Teche valley settlements that summer and fall, Anne and her three youngest children, L'ange, Joseph, and Louise, along with dozens of other Acadians, fled to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river.
Gertrude remained on the Teche with her new husband; she died a widow at her home at La Pointe, St. Martin Parish, near present-day Breaux Bridge, in June 1827, in her late 70s. Sisters Marguerite and Madeleine also remained on the Teche and married fellow Acadians there. Marguerite married first to Pierre Pitre and then to Charles, son of Joseph Guilbeau dit L'Officier, at Attakapas in November 1775; she died in St. Martin Parish in July 1820, in her early 80s. Madeleine married Sylvain, son of Pierre Sonnier, probably at Opelousas in the late 1760s and died at La Butte, St. Martin Parish, in May 1814, age 70.
Source: S2 Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes Author: Stephen A. White Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999.
Source: S228 Repository: #REPO4 Title: Attakapas Post: The Census of 1771 Author: Winston De Ville Publication: Author: 1986 Call Number: F377 A8D38 1986 Note: Transcription of Papales Procedentes de Cuba (in the Archives of the Indies, Seville, Spain), Legajo 188C, on microfilm at the Center for Louisiana Studies, LSU
Repository: REPO4 Name: California State Library, Sutro
Source: S301 Repository: #REPO15 Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780 Author: Stephen A. White Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version.
Repository: REPO15 Name: Centre d'Études Acadiennes Address: University of Moncton
Source: S49 Title: Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens Author: Bona Arsenault Publication: Montreal: Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols. Note: Vols. 2-6 contain genealogies by area, paged continuously.
Source: S6 Title: Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, vol. II, pt. A Author: Public Archives of Canada Publication: 1905; reprint Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, 1994. Note: Appeared as Sessional Paper No. 18. Includes LaRoque census.
Text: She was on the 1734 census of Tracadie [Ile St-Jean], age 25 years.
↑ Source: #S6 p. 147 Note: Originally a Sessional Paper no. 18 of the Archives, transcribes the census by the Sieur de la Roque at Isle St. Jean in 1752.
Text: The census in 1752 by the Sieur de la ROQUE: Charles BOURG, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, age 58 years, has been in the country 24 years.
Married to Anne BOUDROT, age 44
They have twelve children, seven sons and five daughters:--
Charles, aged 25 years;
Pierre, aged 21 years;
Louis, aged 19 years;
Paul, aged 11 years;
Ange, aged 4 years;
Joseph, aged 18 months;
Anne, aged 17 years;
Marguerite, aged 15 years;
Elisabeth, aged 13 years;
Magdelaine, aged 8 years;
Gertrude, aged 5 years.
They have 4 oxen, 4 cow, 3 heifers, 2 calves, 18 ewes, 9 pigs, 7 geese, 7 fowls, together with one fishing boat. They are on land given to them verbally by Messieurs de PENSON and DUBUISSON, situated at Tracadie. They have cleared enough for the sowing of 25 bushels of wheat and 5 bushels of peas, and they have fallow land for the sowing of 20 bushels.
Title: Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; CD 101.
Text: BOURG, Marguerite -native of St. Jean in Acadie; wid. of Pierre PITRE with no children (Charles BOURQUE & Anne BOUDROT of Isle St. Jean, Acadia) m. contract dated: 20 Nov. 1775 Charles GUILLEBAU of Port Roiale in Acadie; widr. of Anne TRAHAN (Joseph & Magdeleine MICHEL) Wits: Silvain SAUNIER, Joseph HEBERT, Lange BOURCQ, Francois GUILLEBAU (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-vol.1, #51)
NAME: Could the Titan be for Petite ('Tite) Anne? Her husband's older brother Michel BOURG also married a woman named Anne BOUDROT, the aunt of this younger Anne. The families had lived next to each other for 24 years when listed on the census at Tracadie, Isle St. Jean, in 1752. Reader-22
Is Anne your ancestor? Please don't go away! Login to collaborate or comment, or
a profile manager, or ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Anne by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: