Birth: GASPARD, Melanie (Louis dit Picard, of lower Bayou Vermillion & Scholastique COMMEAU) b. 24 Feb. 1812, bt. 13 Oct. 1812 Pats: Simon GASPARD & Marie LUQUE; Mats: Pierre COMMEAU & Cecile LANGLOIS - of Opelousas; Spons: Marin MOUTON, represented by Francois PRIMAU & Isabelle BROUSSARD, wife of the godfather. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1405)
Marriage: DURIO, Simon - native of this parish (major son of Simon DURIAU & Magdelaine LANDRY) m. 25 Aug. 1828 Melanie GASPARD - native of Attakappas (minor daughter of Jean Louis GASPAR & Scolastie COMEAU) Wits: Jean Baptiste BRANT, Eugene LAVERGNE, Joseph LAVERNGE, Louis KRADER. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.522)
Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWGN-476 : 10 February 2018), Melanie Gaspar in entry for Felicite Durio, 22 May 1829; citing Opelousas, Saint Landry, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 6,010,599.
Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Z3-GG7 : 10 February 2018), Melanie Gaspard in entry for Pierre Mouille and Felicia Durio, 30 Dec 1847; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 6,010,601.
United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJ6-JRS : 12 April 2016), Melanie Durio in household of Simon Durio, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 1602, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3QJ-G2N : 10 March 2018), Melanie Gaspor in entry for Eraste Deerio, 02 Nov 1925; citing Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, certificate number 14861, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,378,867.
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