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Françoise Adelaide Thibodeau (abt. 1762 - bef. 1812)

Françoise Adelaide (Françoise) Thibodeau aka Richard
Born about in Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 10 Jan 1779 in St Martinsville, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Aug 2015 | Last significant change: 18 Feb 2021
15:14: Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette edited the Biography for Françoise Adelaide Thibodeau (abt.1762-bef.1812). (added marriage source) [Thank Joyce for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Françoise Thibodeau was born towards the end of the "Great Upheaval," in 1762 in Nova Scotia. Her parents were Acadians Pierre Thibodeau and Françoise Sonnier. For her to have been born there and then, her parents must have been imprisoned at Halifax. They immigrated to Spanish Louisiana.

Pierre Thibodeau is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Plaque 6 Left. Listed with him is his wife, Francoise Saulnier, and four children: Adelaide, Francoise, Anne Marie, and Marie Josephe. [1]

1771 Census of Opelousas Post, Spanish Colony of Louisiana.[2]
Pierre THIBODAU, 48;
Joseph SAUNIER, 16;
wife of Pierre THIBODAU, 40;
one daughter, 11;
one daughter, 8;
one daughter, 4; [this girl]
one daughter, 2.
They had 9 cattle, 4 horses, on 6 arpents of land without title.
May 1777 Census of Opelousas Post, Spanish Colony of Louisiana .[3]
# 12. Pierre THIBODAUT, 52;
Francoise SAUNIER, wife 46.
Garcons: Cyril, 5; Pierre, 2.
Filles: Adelaide, 16; Suzanne, 9; :Celeste, 6.
There are 80 cattle, 7 horses, and 25 hogs.

She married Fabien Richard[4] on January 10, 1779.[5]

Together they had 6 identified children. See here for additional children.

  1. Pierre Placide Richard
  2. Jean Richard
  3. Marie Angelique Richard
  4. Pierre Cyril Richard
  5. Joseph Richard
  6. Augustine Richard

She died on February 4, 1812 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[6]


  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, Wall of Names Committee, Jane G. Bulliard, Chair, eds. (Opelousas, LA: Bodemuller The Printer, 2015) p. 25
  2. Opelousas Post: The Census of 1771 - Winston DeVille, comp. - Ville Platte, LA: Author, 1986 - Based on the Archivo General de Indias, PAPELES PROCEDENTES DE CUBA, Legajo 188 C. - California State Library, Sutro - California State Library, Sutro - California State Library, Sutro - F379 063 D482 1986 - p. 9'
  3. Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777: Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Postsakapas and Opelousas Posts - Winston De Ville, comp. - Ville Platte, LA: Author, 1987 - (Source: Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain; legajo 2358, folios 258-300) - Family History Library - Family History Library 35 North West Temple Salt Lake City UT 84150 - Family History Library - 1 35 North West Temple - 2 Salt Lake City UT 84150 - US/CAN 976.35 X2d 1777 - p. 26
  4. On children's marriage and conveyance records: Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, compact disk #101 ("SWLR CD"), (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; reprints by Claitor's Publications);
    • RICHARD, Jean (dec. Fabien & dec. Francoise THIBODEAU) m. contract dated: 15 Oct. 1816 Eugenie SAVOYE (Opel. Ct.Hse.: OA-112)
    *SAVOIE, Eugenie (dec. Pierre & Louise BOURQUE) m. contract dated: 15 Oct. 1816 Jean RICHARD - native of this parish (dec. Fabien & dec. Francoise THIBODEAU) Wits: Louise BOURQUE, Pierre THIBODEAU, Eloy LANDRY, Blaize BRASSEUR, Cyrille RICHARD, Charles GUIDRY, Placide SAVOYE, Celestin LAVERGNE; George KING, Parish Judge (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Conveyances: v.C-1, #363)
  5. Hébert, SWLR CD;
    • THIBODEAUX, Francoise (Pierre & Francoise SONIER) m. 10 Jan. 1779 Fabien RICHARD (Pierre & Marguerite DUGAST - parishioners of Opelousas) Wits: Victor RICHARD, Joseph GRANGE, Joseph CORMIER. Fr. Ange De REVILLA, Cure of Ascension Parish. (SM Ch.: Folio B-1)
    • THIBODEAUX, Francoise (Pierre THIBAUDO & Francoise SONNIER) m. 10 Jan. 1779 Fabien RICHARD (Pierre & Marguerite DUGA) Wits: Victor RICHARD, Joseph GRANGE, Joseph CORMIER. Fr. Ange De REVILLA (SM Ch.: v.1, p.67)
  6. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    • Francoise [THIBODEAUX] married to Fabian RICHARD died 4 Feb 1812 at age 50 years (Opel.Ch.: v.1, p.122).
    • THIBODEAUX, Francoise wife of Fabien RICHARD bur. 4 Feb. 1812 at age about 50 yrs. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.122)

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Thibodeau-1712 and Thibodeau-1705 are not ready to be merged because: not the lowest ID
posted on Thibodeau-1705 (merged) by Robin Lee
Thibodeau-1711 and Thibodeau-611 appear to represent the same person because: obvious duplicates, please merge. Thanks!
Thibodeau-1712 and Thibodeau-611 appear to represent the same person because: one of several obvious duplicates, please merge.
Thibodeau-1711 and Thibodeau-1712 do not represent the same person because: These are duplicates, and both of these along with Thibodeau-1705 must be merged into Thibodeau-611. Merges are being re-proposed in the proper direction per correct WikiTree procedure.
posted on Thibodeau-1712 (merged) by Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette
Thibodeau-1712 and Thibodeau-1711 appear to represent the same person because: Both unsourced profiles have the same name, same dates, same spouse. Same profile manager made both. They are obvious duplicates and must be merged.
posted on Thibodeau-1711 (merged) by Stephanie Ward
This merge has been cancelled and both profiles re-proposed to be merged into Thibodeau-611.
posted on Thibodeau-1711 (merged) by Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette
Thibodeau-1705 and Thibodeau-611 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, same spouse and son Pierre Placide
posted by Gisèle Cormier