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1766 Census, Opelousas, Louisiana

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Date: 1766 [unknown]
Location: Opelousas, Louisianamap
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A census of the civilian inhabitants and militiamen of the Spanish Louisiana Territory was taken in 1766 by two census enumerators, each making their own copy.
The following information was enumerated for each head-of-household:
- Name of the Residents (Head of Household) [Nombres de los Vecinos]
- Men of Arms [Hombres de Armas]
- Women [Mujeres]
- Teenage Boys [Hijos varones grandes]
- Teenage Girls [Hembras grandes]
- Male children [Ninos]
- Female children [Ninas]
- Slaves [Esclavos]
- Assigned lands [Tierras Assignas]
- Horses and Mules [Bestias Cavalt]
- Large livestock [Ganado mayors]
- Lesser livestock [Ganado menos]
- Muskets [Fuziles]
The original records are located at the National Archives of Spain, as part of the General Archives of the Indies. The digital images of the original records are available on the Missouri Secretary of State website [1] and are the property of the National Archives of Spain and cannot be used for any purpose other than research.
This freespace is for grouping together the heads-of-households that are listed in the census. Details of the census are included in the head-of-household Wikitree profiles.
For a grouping of profiles of the persons enumerated, please see the category.

Allibamons and Old Opelousas
- Mr Pellerin, commandant
- Mr Courtablau, captain
- Santhiago thene?
- Luis Langlois
- Joseph Chretien
- Phelipe Duplechin, son of Duplechin-116?, 40 years old in 1771 https://www.acadian.org/census1771.html
- Francisco Mane
- Pedro Malec, [Pierre Mallet is listed in 1771 census. relative of Mallett-175?]
- Lucas Aulieu
- Alexamons Barré
- Andres Le Biance
- Andres Mouson https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/andre-mondon-24-1k3w9dz?
- Joseph Penelle
- Juan Carriere
- Gregorie Guillory
- Philipe Daguau
- Joseph Carron
- Donato Bello
- Amable Bertrand
- Pedro Tobeu [Joubert?]
- Juan Tesson [Jean TISSON is 40 in 1770 militia roll]
- Luis Chaxente
- Santhiago [Jacques] Aulieu
- Francisco Rivare
- Juan Aulieu
- Francisco Deusaxest?
- Carlos La Carre
- Antoine Pilet
- Francisco Baptista
- Santhiago Ste Monne
- Antoine Bellefou
- Joseph Cochon
- Francisco Cavé
- Joseph Moville
- Claudio Raclau?
- Juan Baptista Taumelette
- Juan Duraud
- Valentin Moreau
- Luis Mulato libre
Alabamons and New Opelousas (On the Right Bank):
- Juan Luis Fontenau
- Pedro Fontenau
- Carlos Labot
- Widow Maria Bissan
- Joseph Fontenau
- Baptista Fontenau, Fontenot-917?, Fontenot-505?
- Miguel Brignac
- Henrique Fontenau
- Widow Luisa Henrique
- Pedro Doucet
- Simon Doucet
- Juan Andres LaFleur, Lafleur-111?
- Santhiago LaFleur, Jacques Lafleur?
- Baptista LaFleur, Lafleur-147
- Santhiago [Jacques] Brignac
- Phelipe Fontenau
- Pedro Pitre
- Juan Baptiste Hebert, Hebert-2012? (and the moved to Attakapas? Steven Cormier thinks this is him)
- Pedro Thibaudeau
- Carlos Coumau
- Silvano Faunier [Sonnier]
- Joseph Faunier [Sonnier], Sonnier-166? 11 years old?
- Olivier Faunier [Sonnier]
- Miguel Cormier
- Joseph Cormier
- Pedro Richard
- Victor Richard
- Pedro Savoye
- Widow Maria Thibaudau
- Carlos Juan Faunier [Charles-Jean Sonnier]
- Miguél Coumau
- Fechér Pecalver
- Mrs Furnieu
- Mrs. Manne
- Joseph Guenard
- Widow Maria Saboya [Savoye?]


  1. Census Images on Missouri Secretary of State website, https://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=9621:
    - Costableau's Company, Census Enumerator 1
    - Costableau's Company, Census Enumerator 2
    - New Opelousas, Census Enumerator 1
    - New Opelouasas, Census Enumerator 2
    - Acadians, Census Enumerator 1
    - Acadians, Census Enumerator 2
See also:
  • Voorhies, Jacqueline K. Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians: Census Records of the Colony 1758-1796. Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973. pp 126-129
  • Cormier, Steven A. "Acadian Immigrants to the Opelousas District, 1765". AcadiansInGray.com

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