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Elisabeth (Ledet) Rougeau (abt. 1765)

Elisabeth "Isabelle" Rougeau formerly Ledet aka Latier, Ledee
Born about in Port Tobacco, Charles, Marylandmap
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Wife of — married 15 Jan 1793 in Opelousas, St Landry, Louisianamap
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Biography

Elisabeth Latier is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 3 Right. He is listed with his parents , full siblings, and half siblings.[1]

Latier Household on the Wall of Names

Elisabeth (sometimes called Isabelle) was born in about 1765 to Acadians Louis Latier and the widow of Jean Benoit, Marie "Anne" Trahan, during their exile in Maryland. [2]

On January 5, 1769, the 4-year old Ysabelle and her family boarded the English schooner, The Britannia to sail to Louisiana and were listed as follows:[2]

Louis Lasté, 39; Anne, his wife, 38; Marie, 15; Marie Rose, orphan and Benoit, 18; Marguerite, 9; Antoine, their son, 7; Paul, their son, 6; Ysabelle, their daughter, 4.

Those on the Britannia did not have an easy time of it. [2][3][4] They saw Louisiana on February 21, but winds and fog drove them 80 leagues south and then west of the Mississippi. They put in at a small bay where they were refused assistance aiding them to continue on to New Orleans. Instead the Spanish commandant of the fort of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo named Don Francisco Thobar seized all of their property, crew, and passengers, left the ship unguarded, and forced them to work until May 21 when he put the captain and pilot in stocks, keeping them there on half-rations for 24 days until an order was finally received from the governor to set them free. Francisco Thobar continued to detain them all until September 11 when Don Rafael Martinez Pacheco, commandant of Fort Cokesaw, was sent by the governor to take them all to Natchitoches. They had to travel by land as their schooner had been damaged by natives. They finally arrived in Natchitoches on October 24th and from there to New Orleans, where they arrived on November 9, 1769.

At the time of the May 4, 1777 census of Opelousas, she was living with her mother and her mother's third husband, Francois Campos,and her Latier siblings, although their surname was not specified to be different than the head of household, Francois Campos or Campot.[5]

124. Francois Campot, 39; Anne Trahant, wife, 38; Anthoine, son, 13; Paul, son, 12; Elizabeth, daughter, 11; 10 pigs.

The Acadian Memorial Database offers no additional information on Elisabeth[6]

She married Jean Baptiste Rougeau, a widower on January 15, 1793 in Opelousas.[7]

Known Children

  1. Jean Baptiste Rougeau, fils b. 12 Apr 1791[8] Note that he was born before his parents wed and received the baptismal ceremonies after they had wed.
  2. Alexandre Rougeau who had already reached his majority when he wed Marie Anne Soileau, the daughter of Noel Soileau and Angelique Fontenot on 27 June 1814[9] suggesting he was born in the early 1790's. He later wed Nancy Reed, the widow of Denis Vidrine in 1844.[10]
  3. Caliste b. 1793; married (1) Marie Louise Pitre in 1818 and (2)Catherine McDaniel in 1822.
  4. Euphemie b. 1798; married Paulin Fontenot on 27 Oct 1818.
  5. Genevieve Rougeau married Louis Lucas dit Lelis Fontenot on 22 Jan 1815.[11]
  6. Severin Rougeau was born 17 Jul 1795[12] and married Marie Fontenot, the daughter of Jacques Fontenot and Eulalie Doucet on 21 May 1822[13]
  7. Marianne Rougeau baptized 7 Dec 1800[14]; married Charles Fusilier on 20 Apr 1820.[15]
  8. Euphrasie Rougeau b. 16 May 1804[16]; married Antoine Guillory on 8 Sep 1818.[17]
  9. Jean Baptiste Rougeau, the younger, b. 27 Aug 1805[18]; married Celeste Deville in February 1828.[19]

The list of children may not be complete as the 1796 census of Opelousas shows the household contains 3 boys age 1-15; 1 girl age 1-15; 2 men over 15; 1 woman over 15.[20] This suggests that perhaps Jean Baptiste had a son with his first wife (the other male over age 15) and there was another daughter aged 1-15 as Euphemie wasn't yet born.

Sources

  1. Wall of Names Committee. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, 2nd ed. (Scott, LA: Acadian Memorial Foundation, Inc., 2004), p.21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kinnaird, Lawrence, ed. "Spain in the Mississippi Valley, 1765-1794." Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1945 II (1949): 135-42. Correspondence of O'Reilly to Arriaga, December 10, 1769 (No. 21) regarding the English schooner, Brittania which sailed from Maryland for New Orleans...includes experiences and passenger list. Available on Internet Archive, Passenger list text: Louis Lasté, 39; Anne, his wife, 38; Marie, 15; Marie Rose, orphan and Benoit, 18; Marguerite, 9; Antoine, their son, 7; Paul, their son, 6; Ysabelle, their daughter, 4.
  3. "The Britain (Britannia): Louisiana via Texas", Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History: accessed 28 Dec 2018.
  4. Wood, Gregory A. A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. (Gateway Press: Baltimore, 1995), p.35-36.
  5. Voorhies, Jacqueline K. "Opelousas General Census." Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianans, (Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973): p.314-15.
  6. Acadian Memorial Database entry for Isabelle Latier, accessed 9 Jan 2019.
  7. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    • LEDE, Elizabeth - of Maryland (Louis & Marie Anne TRAHAN) m. 15 Jan. 1793 Jean Baptiste ROUGEAU - of New Orleans, widower of Marguerite DEMOURY (Edmond Francois & Angelique CHARTROUS) Wits: Francois MILANI, Louis QUARTIER, Louis RELIQUIT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.43)
    • ROUGEAU, Jean Baptiste - of New Orleans, widower of Marguerite DEMOURY (Edmond Francois & Angelique CHARTROUS) m. 15 Jan. 1793 Elizabeth LEDE - of Maryland (Louis & Marie Anne TRAHAN) Wits: Francois MILANI, Louis QUARTIER, Louis RELIQUIT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.43)
  8. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Jean Baptiste (Jean Baptiste ROUJOU & Isabelle LEDE) b. 12 April 1791, bt. Sunday, 1 Sept. 1793 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Antoine LEDE & Marguerite ROUJOU. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.114)
  9. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Alexandre - native of this parish (major son of Jean Baptiste - from New Orleans & Isabelle LEDE - native of Acadie [probably not from Acadie]) m. 27 June 1814 Marie Anne SOILEAU - native of this parish (minor daughter of dec. Noel - native of la pointe couppe & Angelique FONTENAU - native of Tombeche) Wits: Honnore FUSELIER de la Claire, Jean Baptiste FONTENAU, Charles FUSELIER de la Claire, Fuselier DUBUISSONS, Paulin Philippe FONTENAU, Angelique FONTENAU - bride's mother, Callixte ROUGEAU - groom's brother, William HARGEROEDER. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.254)
  10. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Alexandre (Jean Baptiste & Elisabeth LEDE) m. 12 Dec. 1844 Nancy REED, wid. of Denis VIDRINE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #183)
  11. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Genevieve - native of this parish (major daughter of dec. Jean Baptiste - native of la Mobile & Izabelle LEDEE - native of la pointe coupee - and inhabitants of this parish) m. 22 Jan. 1815 Louis Lucas dit Lelis FONTENOT - native of this parish (major son of Joseph FONTENAU dit Larose & Magdelaine HAYSER [HAYSE] - natives des Alibamons & inhabitants of this parish) Wits: Jean JEANSONNE, pere [Sr.], Francois PITRE, William HERGEROEDER. Note: Dispensed of two banns of marriage due to the immediate departure of the militia of this parish [War of 1812]. Note: Elisabeth LEDEE, mother of the bride gives her consent to her daughter marrying Lucas FONTENOT, dated 21 Jan. 1815. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.264, #5)
  12. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Severin (Jean Baptiste & Elizabeth LEDEE) b. 17 July 1795, bt. Sunday, 6 Dec. 1795 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Joseph MODENA & Adelaide MANUEL. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.142)
  13. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Severin - native of Oppellousas (major son of Jean Baptiste & Elisabeth LEDE) m. 21 May 1822 Marie FONTENOT - native of this parish (major daughter of Jaques & Ulalie DOUSSET) Wits: Jaques FONTENOT fils [Jr.], Caliste ROUGEAU, Alexis FONTENOT. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.393)
  14. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Marianne (Jean Baptiste ROUJOT & Isabelle LEDAIS) bt. Sunday, 7 Dec. 1800 Pats: Francois ROUJOT & Angelique CHARTRON; Mats: Louis LEDAIS & Marie Anne TRAHAN; Spons: Etienne DELAMORANDIERE "y su muger" [and his wife]. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.238)
  15. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Marianne - native of this parish (major daughter of Jean Baptiste & Isabelle LEDE) m. 20 April 1820 Charles FUSILIER - widower of dec. Sidalise FONTENOT; native of Baton Rouge Parish at the River (major son of Gabriel & Elene SOILEAU) Wits: Vallery BORDELON, Pierre Gabriel WARTELLE, Auguste WARTELLE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.354)
  16. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Euphrasie (Jean Baptiste & Elizabeth LEDAY - inhabitants of this parish) b. 16 May 1804, bt. 30 May 1804 Spons: Alexandre & Gennevieve ROUJEOT. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.328)
  17. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    • GUILLORY, Antoine - native of this parish (major son of Louis & Marie Jeanne FONTENAU) m. 8 Sept. 1818 Eufrasie ROUGEAU - native of this parish of St. Landry des Oppellousas (major daughter of Jean Baptiste & Isabelle LEDET) Wits: Alexandre FONTENOT, Joseph Marie ORTEGHE [ORTEGA], Pierre SAVANT, Zenon DESHOTELS. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.328)
    • ROUGEAU, Eufrasie - native of this parish of St. Landry des Oppellousas (major daughter of Jean Baptiste & Isabelle LEDET) m. 8 Sept. 1818 Antoine GUILLORY - native of this parish (major son of Louis & Marie Jeanne FONTENAU) Wits: Alexandre FONTENOT, Joseph Marie ORTEGHE [ORTEGA], Pierre SAVANT, Zenon DESHOTELS. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.328)
  18. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    ROUGEAU, Jean Baptiste (Jean Baptiste & Elisabeth LEDE - inhabitants of this Parish) b. 27 Aug. 1805, bt. 27 Oct. 1805 Spons: Joseph FONTENOT & Louise JANNIS. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.361)
  19. Hebert, Rev. Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), Compact Disc. (Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 2000): Text:
    • ROUGEAU, Jean Baptiste - 21 yrs. old; of Opel. (Jean Baptiste & Elizabeth LEDEE) m. 8 Feb. 1828 Celeste DEVILLE, 21 yrs. old (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#14)
    • DEVILLE, Celeste - native of this parish (major daughter of Lo--torn--- & Marie JANSONNE) m. 18 Feb. 1828 Jean Baptiste ROUGEAU - native of this parish (major son of Jean Baptiste & Elisabeth LEDE) Wits: Severin ROUGEAU, Vallery VEILLON, Maximilien DESHOTEL. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.511)
  20. Voorhies, Jacqueline K. "Opelousas General Census dated May 1796" Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianans, (Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973): p.351.


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