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Paul Rivet (1827 - 1905)

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Paul Rivet
Born in Assumption, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Feb 1854 in Ascension, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 23 Feb 1857 in Paincourtville, Assumption, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Assumption, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Paul Rivet is one of twins.

Paul Rivet, son of Elias Rivet and Magdeleine Lambert, was born on 29 June 1827 in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 22 February 1829 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Plattenville. His godparents were Ursin Landry and Carmelite Francoise -?-. Paul's twin sister Pauline was baptised at the same time.[1] During the 1830 Census, he was probably counted as a child under the age of five, in his father's household.[2] The family has not yet been found in the 1840 census. In 1850, at the age of about 20 years, he lived in the household of his brother Marcelin's widow, in Assumption Parish.[3]

Paul married Velleda LeBlanc, daughter of Paul Pharon LeBlanc and Coralie Landry, on 14 February 1854 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Witnesses were Elmire Foutle', Firmin Blanchard, Elie Rivet, and Emile Gourdault.[4][5] He was widowed a few months later, in October of 1854.[6]

He married second, on 23 February 1857, to Marceline Eulalie Moralez, daughter of Andre Moralez and Jeanette Cavaliero. The marriage was recorded at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville, Assumption Parish. Witnesses were Edouard Breaux, Manuel Domingues, Elouiza Esteve, Ufemi Domingue, and Seraphine Esteve.[7] They had 15 known children:

  1. Adam Senat Rivet, b. 8 Sep 1858
  2. Leocade Joachim Rivet, b. 12 Jan 1860
  3. Eugenie Zachar Rivet, b. 15 Mar 1861
  4. infant, b./d. 1862
  5. Marie Meliser Rivet, b. 10 Jan 1863
  6. Marcelite Desiree Rivet, b. 26 Apr 1865
  7. H Rivet, b. about 1866
  8. Marie Eugenie Rivet, b. 28 Aug 1867
  9. Paul Prosper (Pierre) Rivet, b. 21 Jul 1869
  10. Euphemie Rivet
  11. Henri Joachim Rivet, b. 14 Jul 1871
  12. Joseph Arvilien Rivet, b. 30 Mar 1873
  13. Jeannette Ernestine Rivet, b, 18 Feb 1875
  14. Alexandrine Angeline Rivet, b. 28 Jan 1878
  15. Emile Gicleus "Clay" Rivet, b. 22 May 1880

Paul and Marceline were enumerated on the 1860 census in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish. His occupation was Cooper.[8]

He died at age 78 on 24 October 1905 in Assumption Parish.[9]

Research Notes

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  • 1840, Assumption?, in father's household
  • 1870, 1880, 1900 - Ascension?, with wife and children


  1. Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900 ("DOBR") (Baton Rouge, LA: Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives, 1978-2007); vol.4 (1820-1829), p.481 (ASM-8, 347); twin.
  2. 1830 U.S. Census, Assumption Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image),, household of Elie Rivette; contains the following family members: 1 FWM 5, 1 FWM 5-10, 2 FWM 10-15, 1 FWM 30-40, 1 FWF 5, 1 FWF 30-40.
  3. 1850 U.S. Census, Assumption Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 26 Oct 2007; Second Congressional District, p.49, dw. 105, fa. 105, household of Wow. Marcelin Rivette.
  4. DOBR; vol. 8 (ASC-10, 390), marriage, Paul Rivet and Velleda LeBlanc.
  5., Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1718-1925, online (Provo, UT, USA), published 2004; Paul Rivette and Valeda Leblanc, 14 Feb 1854, Ascension Ph., LA.
  6. DOBR; vol. 8 (ASC-11, 182), burial, Veleda LeBlanc, age 21 yrs, wife of Paul Rivet.
  7. DOBR; vol. 8 (SEZ-7, 121a), marriage, Paul Rivet and Madaleine Lambert.
  8. "United States Census, 1860", Ascension Parish, LA, population schedule, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2017); NARA film publication M653 #407, FHL microfilm 803,407; household of Paul Revete, Donaldsonville, New River post office, p. 72, dw.#530, fam.#530
    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Paul Revete Male 32 La
    Marceline Revete Female 24 La
    Washington Revete Male 1 La
    Jorcin Revete Male 6/12 La
  9. Debra Jones, e-mail message to acadian-cajun rootsweb list; gives his death date and place.

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