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Marie Josephe Thibodeau (1754 - 1817)

Marie Josephe Thibodeau
Born in Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1768 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 63 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiane, États-Unis d'Amériquemap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2009
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Marie Josephe Thibodeau is an Acadian.
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Discussion on Parents

I could find no evidence that these parents ever immigrated to Louisiana. However, there are ample records to indicate that this woman did immigrate. The Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville publishes a booklet with all of the Acadians who immigrated to Louisiana during the time of the deportations. (late 1700s). There is only one entry for a woman named Marie Josephe Thibodeau and she is listed on the plaque with her parents Pierre Thibodeau and Francoise Saulnier. I believe these are her parents. Thibodeau-579 & Sonnier-188. Karen Theriot Reader has additional sources which agree with this but it is apparent that her birth date and location are not clearly established. Marie Josephe THIBODEAU

Pierre Thibodeau is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 6 Left. Listed with Pierre is his wife Francoise Saulnier and four children: Adelaide, Francoise, Anne Marie and Marie Josephe.[1]
Marie Josèphe Thibodeau, daughter of Pierre Thibodeau and Françoise Saulnier, was only an infant when she and her family were sent into exile by the British. They immigrated to Louisiana and settled in the St. Landry Parish area. Marie Josèphe and Francois married around 1769 in Louisiana.
PITRE, Francois wid. of Marie THIBODEAUX Succ.: 22 Dec. 1809 (LSAR: Opel.: 1809)
THIBODEAUX, Marie m. Francois PITRE In Succ. Will of Francois PITRE dated 22 Dec. 1809. (LSAR: Opel.: 1809)
THIBODEAUX, Marie Joseph - originally from Acadie; spouse of Francois PITRE - inhabitants of this parish; bur. 16 April 1817 at age about 72 years in the parish cemetery. She died from infirmities and received all the sacraments. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.159)

PITRE, Pierre (Francois & Marie Josephe THIBODEAU) m. 7 April 1790 Marie Francoise FONTENOT (Henri & Marie Louise DOUCET) Wits: Francois PITRE, Noel LEVASSEUR, Enri FONTENOT, J. COURSONY. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.29)

FONTENOT, Sophie - of this parish (Henry & Marie Louise DOUCET) m. 5 Feb. 1811 Joseph PITTRE - of this parish (Francois & Marie Josephe THIBODEAU) Wits: Francois PITTRE, Eugene LEDOUX?, Pierre FOREST. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.210)

PITRE, Joseph - of this parish (Francois PITTRE & Marie Josephe THIBODEAU) m. 5 Feb. 1811 Sophie FONTENOT - also of this parish (Henry & Marie Louise DOUCET) Wits: Francois PITTRE, Eugene LEDOUX?, Pierre FOREST. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.210)

FONTENOT, Marie Francoise (Henri & Marie Louise DOUCET) m. 7 April 1790 Pierre PITRE (Francois & Marie Josephe THIBODEAU) Wits: Francois PITRE, Noel LEVASSEUR, Enri FONTENOT, J. COURSONY. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.29)

Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post [2], Family 42
- Francois Pitre, age 30; 50 cattle, 12 horses, 15 hogs, 0 sheep
- Marguerite Thibodaut, wife, 25
- Francois, son, 6
- Louise, daughter, 4
- Mannon, daughter, 2


  • WikiTree profile Thibodeau-21 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Nadine and others.
  • Source: S3755586933 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text:
  1. Title: The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial; Author: Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; Personal copy in possession of Girouard-4019. p. 25. [ Record Detail for Marie Josèphe Thibodeau
  2. Winston De Ville, Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777: Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Posts (Ville Platte, Louisiana, 1987) citing Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain; legajo 2358, folios 258 -300

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It's been 4 years since Jacqueline posed the question about her parents. Doesn't look like anyone has objected, and I don't see any additional evidence to dispute the change. Any reason not to change the parents now? Thanks!
posted by Jason Oubre