Madeleine Martin is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinsville, Louisiana Plaque 5 Right  For a detailed biography for Madeleine please see: Madeleine Martin. Please see Madeleine's husbands Profile for more details of her life in Louisiana Amand Prejean
Madeleine was born March 21, 1729 and baptized in Annapolis Royal on December 8th of the same year. She and Amand were married in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia on July 21, 1749. She was buried at the approximate age of 43 years on December 18, 1772 in Ascension Parish, LA.
The baptismal record for her son André indicates that she and her family arrived in Louisiana in 1765. Probably initially settled in the Attakapas district. Identified in the April 9, 1766, census of Cabannocé as the thirty-eight-year-old wife of Amand Préjean. The family occupied a farm measuring six arpents frontage along the right bank of the Mississippi River. The following children were present in the household: Marin, André, Anastasie, and Anne. Identified in the September 14, 1769, census of St. Jacques de Cabannocé as the forty-one-year-old spouse of Amand Préjean. Her household included the following persons: Amand Préjean, 40 years old; Joseph, her son, 10 years old, André, her son, 4 years old; Anastasie, her daughter, 18 months old; Marianne (Anne), her daughter, 16 years old; and Marie Magdeleine, her daughter, 1 month old. The family occupied a tract of land with six arpents frontage. They owned eight cattle, one horse, twenty hogs, and one musket. Identified in the August 1, 1770, census of Ascension Parish as the forty-eight-year-old spouse of Amand (Amant) Préjean. In addition to her forty-seven-year-old husband, her household included the following persons: Joseph Préjean, her son, 10 years old; André Préjean, her son, 5 years old; Anne Préjean, her daughter, 17 years old; and Marie Préjean, her daughter, 2 years old. 
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