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Magdeleine (Lambert) Rivet (abt. 1798 - abt. 1868)

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Magdeleine Rivet formerly Lambert
Born about in Louisiana, New Spainmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 13 Jan 1817 in Ascension, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Ascension, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 5 Jan 2020 | Created 13 Jul 2019
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Magdeleine Lambert was born about 1798 in Louisiana, New Spain.[1] She was the daughter of Pedro Lambert and Maria Belleneuve.[2]

Magdeleine married Elias Rivet, son of Blaise Rivet and Marie Magdalene Noel, on 13 January 1817 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA. Witnesses were Gregoire LeBlanc and Edouard Landry.[2]

They had twelve known children:

  1. Edmond Clement Rivet, b. 23 Nov 1817
  2. Marcellin Alside Rivet, b. 20 Apr 1819
  3. Isidore Helie Rivet, b. 2 Jul 1821
  4. Marie Justine Rivet, b. 20 Jan 1825, d. about 1826
  5. infant boy, b./d. about Apr 1825
  6. Pauline Rivet, b. 29 Jun 1827 (twin)
  7. Paul Rivet, b. 29 Jun 1827 (twin)
  8. Modeste Rivet, b. 1832
  9. Martin Rivet, b. about 1833
  10. Marie Claire Rivet, b. 9 Aug 1837
  11. Elmira Rivet, b. 1840
  12. Joseph Avelien Rivet, b. 2 Jul 1842

The early censuses prior to 1850 did not name individuals other than heads of households, grouping other household members by age. Based on what is known about family members through other sources, Magdeleine was probably counted in her husband's household in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, with their children, during the 1820 and 1830 censuses.[3][4] (They haven't yet been located in the 1840 census.)

They were enumerated during the 1850 census at Ascension Parish.[1] They were at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, in 1860. [5]

Magdeleine was widowed in October 1862.[6] She died by 30 April 1868, when she was buried in Donaldsonville, according to the burial registers at the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1850 U.S. Census, Ascension Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 26 Oct 2007; p.32, dw. 604, fa. 604, household of Elie Rivet; Madeline Lombard, age 52, born La.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900 ("DOBR") (Baton Rouge, LA: Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives, 1978-2007), vol. 3, pp. 474, 741;
    RIVET, Elias (Blas and Maria NOEL) m. 13 Jan. 1817 Magdeline LAMBERT (Pedro and Maria BELLENEUVE) wit: Gregoire LeBlanc; Edouard Landry (ASC-2,241)
  3. 1820 U.S. Census, Assumption Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 26 Oct 2007; p. 18-19, line 24, household of Elie Rivette; household consists of 2 FWM <10, 1 FWM 26-44, 1 FWF 16-25, 1 FWF 26-44, 1 FWF >45.
  4. 1830 U.S. Census, Assumption Ph., LA (Microcopy #M-19, Roll 43): shows Elie Rivette household with the following family members: 1 FWM <5, 1 FWM 5-10, 2 FWM 10-15, 1 FWM 30-40, 1 FWF <5, 1 FWF 30-40
  5. 1860 U.S. Census, Ascension Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 09 Oct 2009; Ward No. 2, p. 85, dw.#661, fam.#661, household of L. Revete.
  6. DOBR, vol. 9, p.459 (citing SEZ-9, 84)
  7. DOBR, vol.11 (1868-1870), p.450 (ASC-28, 16); burial, Madeleine Elie Rivet, age ca. 70 yrs

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