Modeste Rivet, daughter of Elias Rivet (Rivet-349) and Magdeleine Lambert (Lambert10801), was born in 1832 in LA.1 Modeste Rivet (given age 18) was enumerated as a household member living with Elie Rivet (given age 60) (Rivet-349) on the 1850 Census in Ascension Parish, LA.2
She married Albert de Medina on 22 April 1857 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Witnesses were S. Senette, Louis Mathieu, and Francis Vickner.3,4 Modest Medina (given age 26) was enumerated in the household of her husband, Albert Medina (given age 30), on the 1860 Census in New River, Ascension Parish, LA.5 Modest Medine (given age 45) was enumerated as the wife of Albert Medine (given age 50) on the 1880 Census, living in Sacramento Brule, Ascension Parish, LA.6
She was widowed in 1881.7 She was enumerated as the mother of John Medine (given age 37) on the 1900 Census in Iberville Parish, LA. She was widowed, and could not read, write, or speak English.8
11850 U.S. Census, Ascension Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 26 Oct 2007; p.32, dw. 604, fa. 604, household of Elie Rivet; given age 18, born La.
21850 U.S. census, Ascension Ph., LA, p.32, dw. 604, fa. 604, household of Elie Rivet.
3Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900 ("DOBR") (Baton Rouge, LA: Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives, 1978-2007); vol.8 (ASC-15, 84), marriage, Albert de Medina and Modeste Rivet.
4Ancestry.com, Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1718-1925, online https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7837 (Provo, UT, USA), published 2004; Modeste Rivet and Albert Medena, 22 Apr 1857, Ascension Ph., LA.
51860 U.S. Census, Ascension Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 20 Oct 2009; Ward 2, New River Post Office, p. 89, dw.#689, fam.#689, household of Albert Medina.
61880 U.S. Census, Ascension Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 25 Oct 2015; Sacramento Brule, Second Ward, ED 93, page 101, line 41, dw.#39, fam.#42, household of Albert Medine.
7DOBR; vol. 15 (ASC-28, 174), burial, Albert Medine, age 51.
81900 U.S. Census, Iberville Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 25 Oct 2015; First Ward, ED 12, sheet 35B, line 77, dw.#591, fam.#707, household of John Medine.
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