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Charles Thibodeau (1723 - aft. 1785)

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Charles "dit Charlie" Thibodeau
Born in Pisiquid, Acadiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Feb 1751 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Louisianamap
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Charles Thibodeau is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana 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. He was the 6th of 10 siblings.

In 1751, Charles married Madeleine Henry, daughter of Jean Henry and Marie Hebert, at Port Lajoie, Ilse St. Jean, Acadia.


  • Helene THIBODEAU 1 b: 11 Feb 1752 in , Isle St. Jean, , Acadia c: 27 Feb 1752 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
  • Anastasie THIBODEAU b: 30 Aug 1755 in , Isle St. Jean, , Acadia c: 30 Aug 1755 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
  • Francois THIBODEAU b: 9 Feb 1760 in La Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 10 Feb 1760 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  • Marguerite Josephe THIBODEAU b: 25 Apr 1762 in la Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 25 Apr 1762 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  • Pierre Charles THIBODEAU b: 2 Jul 1764 in la Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 3 Jul 1764 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  • Jeanne Tarsille Anne THIBODEAU b: 2 Jul 1764 in la Moisias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 3 Jul 1764 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  • Helene THIBODEAU b: 1 Nov 1766 in St. Antoine, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 2 Nov 1766 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  • Marie Victoire THIBODEAU b: 23 Apr 1769 in St. Antoine, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 24 Apr 1769 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France

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". The 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 in France

In 1785, they traveled aboard "La Ville d'Archangel" to New Orleans. [2]On the Spanish debarkation list he is listed as Carlos TIBODEAU, and received 1 each of knife, large knife ; 2 of axe, hoe; 4 shovels.

Charles died in Louisiana, location unknown.


Notes: Immigration: 3 Dec 1785 New Orleans, Orleans, LA 1 Note: !BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Arsenault, H&G, p. 1499.


  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 Jacqueline Girouard; p. 12
  2. The 7 Ships Passenger Lists (Note: also has scans of actual ship manifests); Published by Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History; Internet; Seven Spanish Ships
  • Bona Arsenault,
    Ottawa, Editions Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols.;
    p. 1437 (Pisiguit); own copy.
    Charles dit Charlie THIBODEAU, born 1723, son of Philippe & E'lizabeth 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.
  • Janet Jehn,
    Covington, KY, author, 1977;
    p. 253. own copy.
    Proposed 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.
  • Albert J. Robichaux,
    THE ACADIAN EXILES IN ST. MALO; 175 8-1785; 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 176 4-1765.
  • Title: Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index
    Author: Donald J. Hébert
    Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995
    Page: 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."
  • Title: Acadian Church Records, Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758
    Author: Hebert, Tim, trans. & ed.
    Publication: Houma, LA, Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History, 2000 Note: Parish records of St. Jean l'Evangeliste Parish.
    Page: p. 17

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On 21 Mar 2015 at 23:44 GMT Barry Folse wrote:

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

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