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Charles Thibodeau (1723 - aft. 1785)

Charles "Charlie" Thibodeau aka Tibodeau
Born in Pisiquid, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 1 Feb 1751 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 62 in Louisiana, Nouvelle-Espagnemap
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Charles Thibodeau is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Plaque 12 Left, La Ville D'Arcangel. Listed with him is his wife Magdelaine Henry and five children: Pierre Charles, Jeanne Tarsile, Marguerite, Helene and Marie Victoire.[1]

Charles Thibodeau was born in 1723, in Pisiquit, Acadia, to Philippe Thibodeau and Elizabeth Isabelle Vincent. [2] He was the 6th of 10 siblings.

In 1751, Charles married Madeleine Henry, daughter of Jean Henry and Marie Hebert, at Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia.[3]

By the time of the 1752 census they lived in Riviere du Ouest and their first child, Helene, was 7 months old.[4]

Known children:
  1. Helene Thibodeau (1752)
  2. Anastasie Thibodeau (1755)
  3. Francois Thibodeau b: 9 Feb 1760 in La Moisias, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 10 Feb 1760 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  4. Marguerite Josephe Thibodeau b: 25 Apr 1762 in la Moisias, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 25 Apr 1762 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  5. Pierre Charles Thibodeau b: 2 Jul 1764 in la Moisias, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 3 Jul 1764 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  6. Jeanne Tarsille Anne Thibodeau (1764)
  7. Helene Thibodeau (1766)
  8. Marie Victoire Thibodeau (1769)

In 1758, they were exiled to France as part of the expulsion of the Acadians. Charles, Madeleine and their 2 young daughters, Helene and Anastasie, were on one of the five ships sent to France. Their two daughters both died at sea during the voyage. On 23 Jan 1759, Charles and Madeleine disembarked at St. Malo alone. They had 6 more children while residing in Pleurtuit and St. Servan, France.[5]

In 1785, they traveled aboard la Ville d'Archangel to the port of New Orleans, arriving on 3 December 1785.[6] [7][8] On the Spanish debarkation list he is listed as Carlos TIBODEAU, and received 1 knife, 1 large knife; 2 axe; 2 hoes; 4 shovels. [citation needed]

Charles died in Louisiana at some unknown time after his arrival in late 1785, exact location unknown.

Research Notes

Proposal as possibly the Cherle TIBAUDO listed with his wife and three children on List of French Acadians living as prisoners of the British at Halifax, dated 12 Aug 1763[9] has been disproven by the research shown here.


  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, Wall of Names Committee & Jane G. Bulliard, compilers (LA: Bodemuller The Printer, USA, second edition, 2015) p. 12
  2. Bona Arsenault, HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS, 1625-1810 ("H&G") (Ottawa: Editions Lemeac, 1978) p. 1437 (Pisiguit).
    Charles dit Charlie THIBODEAU, born 1723, son of Philippe & Elizabeth VINCENT, married at Port-Lajoie on 1 Feb 1751 to Madeleine HENRY, daughter of Jean & Marie HÉBERT; two daughter listed. Charles was at Port-Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, in 1755.
  3. Acadian Church Records, Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758, Tim Hebert, trans. & ed. (Houma, LA: Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History, 2000) p. 17: Parish records of St. Jean l'Evangeliste Parish. The original record can be found at Archives Nationales d'outre-mer État civil, Ile Saint-Jean (Port La Joye) Parish Records 1721-1758, 1751, p. 6 Marriage
    Charles TIBODEAU & Magdetaine HENRY Married: February 1, 1751
    Groom's parents: Philippe TIBODEAU & Isabelle VINCENT of L'Assumtion Parish
    Bride's parents: Jean HENRY & Marie HEBERT of Copeguy Parish
  4. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census p. 81. The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version Image. 309 “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean"
    Charles Thibodeau dit Charlie, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 29 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Magdeliene Henry, native of l'Acadie, aged 26 years. They have one daughter: - Helene, aged 7 months. In livestock they have one cow, one calf, one horse, one ewe, one sow, and one pig. The land upon which they are settled is situated on the north side of the Rivière du Ouest, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. They have made a clearing for the sowing of about two bushels of wheat.
  5. Albert J. Robichaux, THE ACADIAN EXILES IN ST. MALO, 1758-1785, pt 1, vol. II (Eunice, LA: Hebert Publications, 1981) pp. 755-756; family #882:
    Charles THIBODAUX, born about 1723, son of Philippe & Elizabeth VINCENT, married on 1 Feb 1751 at Port-Lajoie, Isle St. Jean to Madeleine HENRY, daughter of Jean & Marie HEBERT (see family #548); eight children. In 1752 he and wife and daughter Helene were residents of Riviere-Ouest on Isle St. Jean. On 23 Jan 1759 he and wife disembarked [alone] at St. Malo from one of the "Five ships." They resided at Pleurtuit 1759-1764 & 1765-1772; at St. Servan 1764-1765.
  6. Arsenault, H&G, p. 1499.
  7. "The 7 Ships Passenger Lists" (Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History; Internet; Seven Spanish Ships)
    Note: has lists and scans of actual ship manifests.
  8. Donald J. Hébert, Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995) pp. 102-103
    Text: Magdelaine HENRY, age 58, wife of Charles THIBODEAU, father of the 51st family (of 7 persons) , including their five children, traveling aboard La Ville d'Archangel.
  9. Janet Jehn, ACADIAN EXILES IN THE COLONIES; 1755-1769 (Covington, KY, author, 1977) p. 253.

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Thibodeau-547 and Thibodeau-8 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse and child.
posted by Barry Folse