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Joseph Saulnier (abt. 1739 - 1812)

Joseph Saulnier
Born about in Petitcodiac, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1755 in Acadiemap
Husband of — married 6 Nov 1767 in Cabanocey, Louisianamap
Husband of — married 4 Aug 1777 in Cabahannocer, Louisiana, New Spainmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 73 in Louisiane, États-Unis d'Amériquemap
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Joseph Saulnier is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Plaque 5R.[1]
Burial (31 December 1812) Saint James, St. James, Louisiana, United States

Research Note

born c 1739, probably Petitcoudiac
married (#1?) _____
Aug 1763: on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, NS, called Joseph SAUNIAE, with unnamed wife & 2 unnamed children
1765: arrived LA, age 26
1766: in Cabanocé census, left (east) bank, JUDICE's Company, Cabanocé Militia, called Joseph SAUNIER, age 27, with no wife listed so probably a bachelor (or a widower) with sister Anne SONNIER, widow, BABIN age 2, 0 slaves, 5 arpents, 0 cattle, 0 sheep, 0 hogs, 1 gun
6 Nov 1767: married (# 2?), age 28, Marie, daughter of Pierre LANDRY & Claire BABIN, & widow of Alexis GRANGER, Cabanocé
1769: in Cabanocé census, occupying lot number 125, left (east) bank, age 34, with wife Marie age 40, daughter Margueritte age 1, stepdaughter Magdelaine GRANGER age 12
1777: in St.-Jacques census, left (east) bank, age 45, with no wife so probably a widower, daughter Marguerite age 8, stepdaughter Magdelaine GRANGER age 19
4 Aug 1777: married (#3?), Marie, daughter of Jean-Baptiste BREAUX & his first wife Élisabeth HENRY, & widow of Amand RICHARD, St.-Jacques
1779: in St.-Jacques census, called Joseph SONNIER, with 9 unnamed whites, 3 slaves, 12 qts. rice, 60 qts. corn
Aug 1779: in JUDICE's Company, Acadian Coast Militia, called Joseph SAUNIER, fusileer
25 April 1785: Land - Cabahannocer (Lower), LA [2][3]
31 Dec 1812: died (buried) St. James Parish, age 82 [sic] [4]

Joseph Saulnier

Naissance vers 1735
Père: Jacques Saulnier, Mère: Anne Hébert
Décès déc 1812
Sépulture 31 déc 1812 St-Jacques de Cabahannocer, Louisiane
Mariage # 1 vers 1756
Marie Pitre
Naissance 27 mars 1734 Beaubassin, Cumberland, Nouvelle-Écosse, Baptême 14 mai 1734 Beaubassin, Cumberland, Nouvelle-Écosse
Décès entre 1763 & 1767
Père Pierre Pitre, Mère: Agathe Doucet
Mariage # 2: 6 nov 1767 St-Jacques de Cabahannocer, Louisiane
Marie Landry
Naissance vers 1730
Décès avant 15 Avr 1777
Père: Pierre Landry, Mère: Anne Babin
Mariage #3: 4 août 1777 St-Jacques de Cabahannocer, Louisiane
Anne Marie Breau
Naissance vers 1742
Décès juil 1826 (âge ~ 84 ans)
Sépulture 26 juil 1826 St-Michel de Cantrelle, Ascencion, Louisiane
Père: Jean Baptiste Breau, Mère: Élisabeth Henry [5]


  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, compiled by Jane G. Bulliard and the Wall of Names Committee (Scott, LA: Hulco, 2002) p. 25. Joseph Saulnier
  2. Ensemble Encore, "Life Lines" - Acadian Memorial Foundation - Database of Acadian immigrants to Louisiana. [ Saunier]. On April 25, 1785, a Joseph Saulner (Saunier) purchased a tract of land in Ascension Parish with ten arpents frontage on the Mississippi River. The foregoing property was bounded below by the land of Joseph Saulnier.
  3. Sidney Albert Marchand, Jr., An Attempt to Re-Assemble the Old Settlers in Family Groups (Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Book Store, reprint 1978) p. 92
    1. 620: Joseph SAUNIER on 25 Apr 1785 purchased a tract of land [in Ascension Parish] with ten arpents [frontage on the Mississippi River] bounded above by the vendor, and below by the vendee [land of Joseph Saulnier]. (Cites C-597)
  4. Acadians in Gray Joseph Saulnier
  5. Généalogie des Landry à travers le monde Joseph Saulnier

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