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.
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.
By the time of the 1752 census they lived in Riviere du Ouest, Isle Saint-Jean, and their first child, Helene, was 7 months old.
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.
Immigration: 3 Dec 1785 New Orleans, Orleans, LA 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
Hebert, Timothy. Acadian Church Records: Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758: St. Jean LEvangeliste Parish. Acadian-Cajun Geneaology & History, 2000, p. 17. The original record can be found at Archives Nationales d'outre-mer État civil, Ile Saint-Jean (Port La Joye) Parish Records 1721-1758, 1751, p. 6 Marriage
Charles TLBODEAU et Magdelaine HENRY, Married: February 1, 1751
Groom's parents: Philippe TIBODEAU & Isabelle VINCENT of L'Assumtion Parish
Bride's parents: Jean HENRY & Marie HEBERT of Copeguy Parish
↑Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census p. 81. The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version Image. 309 “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean"
Charles Thibodeau dit Charlie, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 29 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Magdeliene Henry, native of l'Acadie, aged 26 years. They have one daughter: - Helene, aged 7 months. In livestock they have one cow, one calf, one horse, one ewe, one sow, and one pig.
The land upon which they are settled is situated on the north side of the Rivière du Ouest, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. They have made a clearing for the sowing of about two bushels of wheat.
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."
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