Joseph Girardy
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Joseph Girardy (1682 - 1756)

Capt. Joseph Girardy
Born in Lachine, Quebecmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 73 in Gulf Coastmap
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Joseph Girardy was a native of France and lived on Bayou St. John in Louisiana. He first married a woman named Francoise Julienne. Many claim she was an Indian woman. They had a daughter Angelique Girardy. Joseph was then married to Marie Jeanne Henry who was the daughter of Nicholas Henry and Elizabeth Houmard. They had four daughters together, Marie Jeanne, Marie Louise, Marie Rose, and Marie Francoise Girardy. Joseph Girardy was given a land claim of 5 arpents by 40 arpents deep on May 27, 1719 on Bayou St. John.

1726 Census Habitants along the Bayou St. John Langlois Laisne, wife, 2 children Francois Dugue Rinard, wife, 7 children Joseph Gerardy, wife, 5 children


  • The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732
  • Gulf Coast Colonials A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana by Winston de Ville
  • Bayou St. John in Colonial Louisiana 1699-1803 by Edna B. Freiberg
  • Old Mobile-Fort Louis de Louisiane by Jay Higginbotham
  • Gulf Coast Lagniappe by Michelle Saucier Ladner


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