Jacqueline Anne Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard

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Jacqueline A. Girouard
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)], , [private sister (1930s - unknown)], , [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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Mother of , [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
Girouard-4019 created 30 Sep 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 19 Aug 2017
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Jacqueline Girouard is an Acadian.
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Jacqueline Girouard lived in Louisiana.
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DNA: I had only the minimum testing done but others who have tested belong to haplotype H2a2a1a, so I would too. My maternal line goes to "Unknown" Marie who married Francois Gautrot around 1635 and has been validated by Stephen A. White, University of Moncton, Mothers of Acadia Project. Marie is #76. -------, Marie (m v 1635 Francois Gautrot) Founding Mothers of Acadia.

Since joining WikiTree in September 2014 I have had something constructive to do with my time every single day, if I choose! I made all the usual mistakes and even after months of going through profiles, I still find something to change or improve. I've met so many cousins who are always so kind and sincere. I feel most comfortable working with the Louisiana Acadian profiles as that is where all my Louisiana ancestors were born and reared, me included, though I now live in Texas. I love to merge profiles and clean-up the biography sections. Seriously, I'm a nerd!
My father is descended from the pioneering Acadian couple Francois Girouard and Jeanne Aucoin. My Louisiana Girouard is Firmin, who was deported with his family but decided to join the Beausoleil Broussard party to Louisiana rather than go to New Brunswick with the rest of his family. They settled in a large area known then as the Attakapas, but which has since been divided into several parishes such as St. Martinville, Vermilion and Lafayette. On WikiTree, I've connected with a cousin living in New Brunswick who descends from one of Firmin's brothers who stayed with the family. How cool is that?
My mother descends from Acadian pioneers Jehan Theriot and Perrine Rau and also Louisiana French pioneers from France and Alsace-Lorraine on her mother's side. The French and German Louisiana pioneers, known then as Creoles which served to separate them from the Acadians, also intermarried with Acadians. These Louisiana first families settled along the German and Acadian Coasts of the Mississippi River and various bayous. Once the Acadians arrived beginning in the early 1760s they became the predominant culture in the Acadiana parishes of Louisiana.
I like point out that New Orleans is not representative of Acadians (Cajuns) as most people imagine. One might say (I do) that the Acadian culture (brand) has been co-opted by the tourism industry in New Orleans. The Acadians largely settled along the upper Mississippi River and the major bayous above New Orleans. Although the Acadians were originally from France, they had been well established in Acadie for nearly 150 years by the time they emigrated to Louisiana and had their own unique culture; whereas, New Orleans was settled long before that time by French, German, Spanish and Africans (both free and enslaved), as well as native-Americans (more nomadic) and many other emigrant groups which settlement continues to this day.
Sadly, during my research, I've learned of Louisiana ancestors who owned slaves. I've noted that the slave owning ancestors generally became more prosperous than those who did not own slaves. A shameful part of our history no doubt.
Happily, I've also learned of a few cousins and uncles who legally married former slave women in Louisiana even as the Civil War was raging. I've also learned of white great-grandfathers, cousins and uncles who fathered children with black women while they were married with white wives. I can only hope these women and their children were treated well and enjoyed the relationship, but, their stories haven't been told. I think it's important to acknowledge and document this history as we continue to work toward mutual trust and understanding even today.


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Co-leader of Acadian Project. Most of my ancestors on both sides are descendants of the first French people to settle in Acadie.
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Paternal Grandmother was a Simoneau/Simoneaux

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On 19 Aug 2017 at 01:31 GMT Barbara Ellison wrote:

I saw it in passing before, but didn't know how to get back to it..Thank you..Been a busy day here so checked the link and won't lose it..Lot of reading to do to figure out just what it's about in the long run.. :)

On 13 Aug 2017 at 11:07 GMT Barbara Ellison wrote:

Hello Jacqueline...

I don't know yet John Abshire's exact birth year, but it was mid 1700s... and according to the earliest document I have, he was in Louisiana in 1788, and he was from Germany...but could have been in Pennsylvania prior to Louisiana..I just don't know yet because I have no known cousins from John with the Abshire name...There are other descendants from John in wikitree, but I have not heard from them so far..

There is a question as to what his birth name really was, as Abshire is not a German name..The earliest document "copy" that I have has it spelled Abcher..but later ones have it as Abshire..I am hoping to get images from a couple of the original documents from Louisiana..I am in Oklahoma.

I'm sure there are descendants of John still in Louisiana..But I do not know any of them...

Has the Abshire family you know always been in Louisiana?

On 10 Aug 2017 at 15:34 GMT Dawne Rodriguez wrote:

Thank you for merging our ancestors. I am still new to this and afraid of making a mistake

Dawne Rodriguez

On 4 Aug 2017 at 02:31 GMT Denise Chiasson wrote:

Thanks for catching the error on Domine Thériault-450 re: birth date. I have added a "Research Note" category and noted in my GenJournal to check it more thoroughly. I suspect it is related to a typo...

On 3 Aug 2017 at 19:26 GMT Laurie Power wrote:

Also, I just realized you posted a link in the comment on Nicholas' page! Not sure how I missed it (I read the post a couple of weeks ago), but thank you so much - I'm digging into it right now. Great info.

On 3 Aug 2017 at 19:00 GMT Laurie Power wrote:

Hi Jacqueline!

I am adding sources to Nicholas DeRoussel and merging a couple of profiles - Gravois (Marie-Celeste? Anne-Celeste? Celestina?) Unsure about her parents and think she may be sponsored or adopted? One of the profiles I'm merging has this source: "ROUSSEL, Nicolas de (Santiago and Luisa Margarita TELLIER of New Orleans) m. 14 Jan 1800, Celestina Gravois (Joseph and Luisa Francisca LaCHAUSSEE de St JULIAN) wit. Phelipe LaChaussee de St. Julien and Alexis Braux (SJA-2, 47). Thank you to Audrey Lee Crockett for this information."

Another has this: GRAVOIS, Celeste (Joseph and Louise Francoise LACHAUSEE) bt. 21 Jun 1778, bn. 21 Mar 1778, Spo. Sr. Philiphe LACHAUSSEE, surgeon of this Coast & Rose Bourgois (SJA-1, 57)


On 31 Jul 2017 at 17:12 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:

I got to look at your profile of Osceola McKaine-1. Great profile! Thanks for calling my attention to it.

On 29 Jul 2017 at 18:27 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:


Keep "Anywherers" Going:

I like the idea of having a stress free environment to help make WikiTree better. So I started a free-space page:


i wanted your opinion before posting in G2G.

If you are interested ask to be put on the trusted list for the Anywherers page!


On 27 Jul 2017 at 16:55 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:


Abby Glann posted a G2G discussion about keeping Source-a-Thon and Clean-a-Thon teams active year round. Check it out and let me know if you are interested. If the team is interested then I will start a free-space page for us. Pat

On 22 Jul 2017 at 05:03 GMT E. B. (Temento) Buras wrote:

Jean Theriot and Perrine Rau are my tenth great-grandparents and I have been tested by 23 & Me as well as AncestryDNA. Small World.

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