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Madeleine Henry (1726 - aft. 1785)

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Madeleine "Magdelaine" Henry aka Henri
Born in Cobeguit, , , Acadiamap
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Wife of — married 1 Feb 1751 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadiamap
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Died after in Louisianamap
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Charles Thibodeau is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 12 Left, La Ville D'Arcangel. Listed with him is his wife Magdelaine Henry and five children: Pierre Charles, Jeanne Tarsile, Marguerite, Helene and Marie Victoire.[1]

Madeleine Henry was born about 1726 in Cobequit, Acadia to Jean (dit Le Vieux) Henry and Marie Hebert. She was the 4th of 11 siblings.

In 1751, she married Charles Thibodeau in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia.

  • Children:
    • Helene THIBODEAU 1 b: 11 Feb 1752 in , Isle St. Jean, , Acadia c: 27 Feb 1752 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
    • Anastasie THIBODEAU b: 30 Aug 1755 in , Isle St. Jean, , Acadia c: 30 Aug 1755 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
    • Francois THIBODEAU b: 9 Feb 1760 in La Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 10 Feb 1760 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
    • Marguerite Josephe THIBODEAU b: 25 Apr 1762 in la Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 25 Apr 1762 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
    • Pierre Charles THIBODEAU b: 2 Jul 1764 in la Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 3 Jul 1764 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
    • Jeanne Tarsille Anne THIBODEAU b: 2 Jul 1764 in la Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 3 Jul 1764 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
    • Helene THIBODEAU b: 1 Nov 1766 in St. Antoine, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 2 Nov 1766 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
    • Marie Victoire THIBODEAU b: 23 Apr 1769 in St. Antoine, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 24 Apr 1769 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France

In 1758, they were exiled to France as part of the expulsion of the Acadians. Charles, Madeleine and their 2 young daughters, Helene and Anastasie were on one of the "five ships". The two daughters both died at sea during the voyage. On 23 jan 1759, Charles and Madeleine disembarked at St. Malo alone.

They had 6 more children while in France

In 1785, they traveled aboard "La Ville d'Archangel" to New Orleans. On the Spanish debarkation list he is listed as Carlos TIBODEAU, and received 1 each of knife, large knife ; 2 of axe, hoe; 4 shovels.

Notes: Immigration: 3 Dec 1785 New Orleans, Orleans, LA 1 Note: !BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Arsenault, H&G, p. 1499.


  1. Title: The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial; Author: Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; Personal copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard; p. 12
  • Title: Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index
    Author: Donald J. Hébert
    Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995
    Page: pp. 102-103
    Text: Magdelaine HENRY, age 58, wife of Charles THIBODEAU, father of the 51st family (of 7 persons) , including their five children, traveling aboard "La Ville d'Archangel."
  • Title: Acadian Church Records, Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758
    Author: Hebert, Tim, trans. & ed.
    Publication: Houma, LA, Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History, 2000
    Note: Parish records of St. Jean l'Evangeliste Parish.
    Page: p. 17

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