Francoise Melansonveuve Thomas Theriot is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, Plaque 6 Left. Listed with her are four children: Thomas, Ambroise, Paul and Francois Xavier.
Francoise Melancon (Pierre Melancon & Marie BLANCHARD) was born 27 February 1709, and baptized 28 February 1709. Sponsors were Deteinville, lieutenant of a company of the naval detachment and commandant aux Mines, and Marguerite Landry.
Francoise Melancon (Pierre Melancon and Marie BLANCHARD) married 14 Oct 1725 Joseph Terriot (Pierre Terriot and Marie BOURG); witnesses Martain Borgue; Jacque Ebert; Jean Tibeaudaud; Jean Melanson; Rene Blanchard; Piere Melanson; sig. Joseph Terio; Francoise Melanson.
Arrived Louisiana 1765, age 56, widow of Joseph Thériot of Cobeguit; came with four sons--Thomas, age 20, Ambroise, age 17, Paul-Hippolyte, age 14, and François-Xavier, called Xavier, age 12.
In Cabanoce census, 1766, left [east] bank, called Franca MELESSON widow TERIOT & Francoise MELLENSON widow TERRIOT, age 57, with sons Thomas THERIOT, age 21, Ambroise THERIOT age 18, Paul THERIOT age 15, & Exavier THERIOT age 12, 0 slaves, 4 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 0 guns.
↑The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, compiled by the Wall of Names Committee, Jane G. Bulliard, Chair (Opelousas, LA: Bodemuller The Printer, 2015) p. 25
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