Françoise Melancon, daughter of Pierre Melanson and Marie-Rosalie 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.
Françoise Melancon married 14 Oct 1725 Joseph Theriot (Pierre Terriot and Marie BOURG); witnesses Martain Borgue; Jacque Ebert; Jean Tibeaudaud; Jean Melanson; Rene Blanchard; Piere Melanson; sig. Joseph Terio; Francoise Melanson.
In 1752 the family was at Rivière du Ouest, Isle Saint-jean.
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.
at Rivière du Ouest : Joseph Terriaud, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 53 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Françoise Melançon, native of l'Acadie, aged 44 years. They have seven children, five sons and two daughters:-
Estienne Terriaud, aged 21 years.
Jasques, aged 15 years
Thomas, aged 9 years
Ambroise, aged 4 years
Paul, aged one year.
Margueritte Suzanne, aged 12 years
Marie Magdeleine, aged 7 years.
They have in live stock two oxen, two cows, one heifer, one calf, two sows, and one pig. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case, and was given to them under similar conditions. They would be able next spring to sow about four bushels of wheat, but he leaves this locality to go to Bedecq [sic] to live, and Charles Henry, his son-in-law is coming to live on this lot.
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