Nicolas Courtois migrated from France to Louisiana.
Nicolas Cortua is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, Plaque 12 Left, La Ville D'Archangel arrivee le 3 Decembre 1785. He is listed as unaffiliated, an Immigres.
Nicolas Courtois, son of Louis Courtois and Jeanne Perin, was born on 8 May 1756. He was baptized the following day in St. Coulomb, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France.
Charlotte Marie Pitre and Nicolas Courtois married on 11 December 1785 in New Orleans, Louisiana, New Spain,
about a week after their debarkation from the Spanish ship La Ville d'Archangel at New Orleans.
Charlotte died between 2 Jul 1788 and 24 Aug 1788, the dates her daughter, Marie Courtois, was born and baptized. On the child's baptism record, Charlotte was said to be deceased.
Nicolas quickly remarried to Marguerite Josephe Thibodeau on 6 September 1788 in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee Parish.
Nicolas died March 1826 in East Baton Rouge Parish, and was buried in the city of Baton Rouge on 3 March 1826.
↑The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, compiled by Jane G. Bulliard and the Wall of Names Committee (Opelousas, LA: Bodemuller, 2015) p. 44
↑ Saint-Coulomb, Ille-et-Vilaine Department, Bretagne, France, Thot : 10 NUM 35263 157 - SAINT-COULOMB - 1756 - 1756 - Baptêmes/Mariages - COMMUNE, vue 8; baptism of Nicolas Courtois, bn 8 May 1756, bt 9 May 1756
↑ Rev. Msgr. Earl C. Woods, ed., Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records, Vol. 4, 1784-1790 (Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1989) pp. 67 & 316;
Text: Nicolas COURTOY, son of Louis & Juana PERREIN, married on 11 Dec 1785 at St. Louis church to Maria VITRE [sic], daughter of Juan & Felicite DEGLE, native of St. Malo. Witnesses: Vicente LLORCA; Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 43).
↑ Donald J. Hébert, Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995); cited by Karen Theriot Reader, RootsWeb.com; pp. 96-97;
Text: Charlotte Marie PITRE, age 20, traveling with her parents Jean PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE, and five siblings as the 32nd family (of 8 persons) aboard "La Ville d'Archangel."
Nicolas COURTUA who is listed on the debarkation list of "La Ville d'Archangel dated 3 Dec 1785 as "Names with no reference on the embarkation list." He received 1 each of axe, hatchet, hoe, knife, large knife, and 2 shovels upon arrival.
↑Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records ("DOBR"), vol. 2, 1770-1803, p. 206;
Marie [CURTOIS], daughter of Nicolas & Marie PITRE, deceased, born 2 Jul 1788 baptized 24 Aug 1788. Sponsors: Marin BOURT & Marguerite PITRE [mother's sister]. Recorded at St. Francis Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, LA (PCP-7, 18).
Nicolas COURTOIS [resident] of Bayou des Ecors, son of Louis & Jeanne PERIN, married on 6 Sep 1788 to Marguerite THIBODEAU of Bayou des Ecors, daughter of Charles & Madelaine HENRY. Witnesses: Pierre THIBODEAU; Joseph BOURG. Recorded at St. Francis Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, LA (PCP-19, 18).
↑ DOBR, vol. 4 (1820-1829), p. 138 (Kindle Edition);
COURTOIS Nicolas, age ca. 65 yrs. of St. Malo, Dept. of Ile-et-Villaine, France, bur. 3 Mar 1826 (SJO-11, 15)