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Francois Belile (Godeau) Goudeau (1858)

Francois Belile (Belisle) Goudeau formerly Godeau
Born in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Feb 1881 in Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2009
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Francois Belile Godeau was born on 13 October 1858 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States, and was baptized in Opelousas. He was the son of Edville Godeau and Augustine Moreau.[1][2] He was enumerated during the 1860 census with his parents and siblings, living on a farm near Grand Coteau.[3]

He married Eugenie Aglae Pitre, daughter of Francois Pitre and Cleopha Prudhomme, in St. Landry Parish. They applied for a license in Opelousas on 16 February 1881, and were wed on 22 February 1881 in Eunice.[4]

Known children:

  1. Emma Godeau (1882 - 1968)
  2. Aldus Godeau (1884 - )[5]

Belile was widowed by 1899, when his wife's succession was filed.[6] He was enumerated during the 1900 census as widowed, living in Police Jury Ward 8, St. Landry Parish, with his mother and son.[7]

No later records have been found for him.


  1. Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, compact disk #101 ("SWLR CD") (Rayne, Louisiana: Hébert Publications, 2001; reprints by Claitor's Publications);
    GODEAU, Francois Belile (Edwille & Augustine MOREAU) b. 13 Oct. 1858 (Opel. Ch.: v. 6, p. 82)
  2. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch ( : 14 January 2020), Francois Belile Godeau, 1858.
  3. "United States Census, 1860", , FamilySearch ( : 3 Oct 2023), household of Edville Godeau, St Landry, Opelousas County (Grand Coteau post office), Louisiana, United States; citing pp. 143-144, family 914, line 39, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publication M653; FHL microfilm 803,424.
    - Edville Godeau M 35 St Landry
    - Augustine Moreau F 29 St Landry
    - Eliza Godeau F 12 St Landry
    - Marceline Godeau F 7 St Landry
    - Belizaire Godeau M 4 St Landry
    - Belile Godeau M 2 St Landry
  4. Hébert, SWLR CD;
    • GODEAU, Beleal m. 16 Feb. 1881 Eugenie A. PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #11745)
    • GODEAU, Belisle (Emile & Gustine MORAUX) m. 22 Feb. 1881 Eugenie PITRE (Eunice Ch.: v. 1, p. 121)
    • PITRE, Eugenie (Francois & Cleopha PRUDHOMME) m. 22 Feb. 1881 Belisle GODEAU (Eunice Ch.: v. 1, p. 121)
  5. Hébert, SWLR CD;
    GODEAU, Aldus (Delille & Eugenie PITRE) b. 20 Feb. 1884 (Opel. Ch.: v. 7, p. 1)
  6. Hébert, SWLR CD;
    PITRE, Eugenie Oglae m. Belille GODEAU Succ.: 21 Aug. 1899 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #5587)
  7. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 May 2020), household of Belisle Godeun (indexed as Bill H Godwin), Police Jury Ward 8 Mallett & Plaquemine Point, Justice of Peace Wards 18-19, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 68, sheet 14B, family 228, line 64, NARA publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972); FHL microfilm 1,240,581.
    - Belisle Godeun M White 45 Widowed Head Louisiana
    - Alduis Godeun M White 16 Single Son Louisiana
    - Gustine Moreau F White 68 Widowed Mother Louisiana
    - James Boudreaux M White 22 Married Son-in-law Louisiana
    - Emma Boudreaux F White 13 Married Wife Louisiana

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