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Prosper Landry (abt. 1725 - 1797)

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Prosper Landry
Born about in Grand Pre, Acadiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Sep 1751 in Louisbourg, Acadiemap
Husband of — married 8 Jul 1754 in Acadiemap
Husband of — married 17 Oct 1761 in Pleurtuit Ille et Villaine, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Plattenville, Assumption, Louisianamap
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Biography

Prosper Landry is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 7 Right, La Bergere, Arrivee Le 15 Aout, 1685. Listed with Prosper is his wife Elisabeth Pitre and two children, Jean and Pierre Simon. [1]

Prosper's father, Jean Baptiste Landry (dit Baptiste) was born in Acadia around 1686. He married Marguerite Comeau, who was born around 1695 at Grand Pré, Acadia. The couple married 17 Oct 1718 in Grand Pré, Acadia and had 10 children. Prosper was born about 1724, their fourth child. [2]
About age 27, Prosper married Anne Josephe BOUDROT, who was born about 1727, in Pisiguit, Acadia. They married 23 Sep 1751 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia [3][4] They had one child Marguerite, born b: 1 Aug 1752 in Isle St. Jean.
Anne Josephe died not long after the birth of her daughter, and Prosper next married Marie Josephe Marie-Madeleine BOURG b: ABT 1729, Cobeguit, Acadia. The marriage took place in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia on 6 Jul 1754. [5][6] Their son whom they named after his paternal grandfather was born on 3 Feb 1757. The family was still residing in Isle St. Jean, Acadia.
Marie Josephe was on the 1752 (LaRoque) census, age 23 years, but she passed away between Jul 1754 when her son was born and Oct 1761 when Prosper re-married to Elisabeth Pitre in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. Prosper had arrived there on one of the ships carrying Acadians to France during the expulsion. He is found on the Census of Sep 1784 of Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France [7]
In 1785, seven ships left France with 1600 Acadians and brought them to Louisiana. Records show Prosper LANDRY, a carpenter age 60, traveling with his wife Elizabeth PITRE, 55, and two sons [Jean Pierre and Simon Joseph] were the 37th family (of 4 persons) aboard "La Bergère". [8]
On 15 Aug 1785 the family disembarked from "La Bergère" at the port of New Orleans, Orleans, LA. [9]
We next find Prosper and his wife Isabell [Elisabeth] living along the German Coast of the Mississippi River below New Orleans and Lafourche: Prosper LANDRI, age 65, listed with his wife Isabelle PITRE, age 60, and his son Simon Joseph , age 23. Simon in a household of 3 persons. They have 6 arpents of land, 20 quarts of corn , 1 head cattle, 1 horse, and 7 hogs. Note: Next door is his widowed son Jean Pierre, who has no land or animals listed. [10]
Prosper died at age 74 in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, and was buried 3 Oct 1797 at Plattenville, Assumption. His widow, Isabelle Pitre, was buried two days later, same record number. [11]
Child of Prosper and Anne Josephe Boudrot
Marguerite LANDRY b: 1 Aug 1752 in, Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 4 Sep 1752 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
Child of Prosper and Marie Josephe Bourg
Jean Baptiste LANDRY b: 3 Feb 1757 in, Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 15 Feb 1757 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
Children of Prosper and Elisabeth PITRE
Jean Pierre LANDRY b: 16 Jul 1762 in St. Antoine, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 16 Jul 1762 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Marie Madeleine LANDRY b: 24 Jan 1764 in Crehen, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 24 Jan 1764 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Simon Joseph LANDRY b: 2 Nov 1765 in Crehen, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 2 Nov 1765 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Marguerite Genevieve LANDRY 1 b: 21 May 1768 in Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 21 May 1768 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Marguerite Genevieve LANDRY 2 b: 9 Aug 1769 in Crehen, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 9 Aug 1769 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France

Sources

  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. p. 30
  2. Title: Acadiens en France; Nantes et Paimboeuf, 1775-1785; Author: Gérard-Marc Braud; Publication: Nantes, France: Ouest Éditions, 1999; pp. 169 & 173.
    Text: Born around 1726 at St-Charles des Mines parish, La Grand'Prée, Acadie, son of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite COMMAUX.
  3. 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. p. 23.
  4. Title: Acadiens en France; Nantes et Paimboeuf, 1775-1785; Author: Gérard-Marc Braud; Publication: Nantes, France: Ouest Éditions, 1999; p. 173.
  5. Title: Acadiens en France; Nantes et Paimboeuf, 1775-1785; Author: Gérard-Marc Braud; Publication: Nantes, France: Ouest Éditions, 1999; p. 173.
  6. 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; p. 50
    Text: Married 6 Jul 1754.
  7. Title: Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians; Census Records of the Colony 1758-1796; Author: Jacqueline K. Voorhies; Publication: Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973; p. 491.
    Text: On the list of the Acadian families "who want to go to Louisiana to establish themselves at the expense of His [Spanish] Catholic Majesty," dated Sep 1784 (cited as A.D.S. Legajo 2575).
    On list from NANTES:
    Prosper LANDRI, with [3rd] wife Elisabeth PITRE, 2 sons, for a family total of 4.
  8. Title: Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995; pp. 20-21.
  9. Title: Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995.
  10. Title: Louisiana Census and Militia Lists, vol. I; Author: Robichaux, Jr., Albert J.; Publication: Polyanthos, 1977. The census dated here 1 Jan 1789 appears to have been taken at least as early as 1 Jan 1788. It is from: Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, Legajo 202; p. 138.
  11. Title: Catholic Church Records, vol. 2, 1770-1803; Author: Diocese of Baton Rouge; Publication: Baton Rouge, LA, 1980; p. 447.
    Text: Prospero [LANDRY], age 74 years of Acadia, and spouse of Isabel PITRE, buried 3 Oct 1797 at Assumption Catholic Church, Plattenville, LA (ASM-3, 12).


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