A Bordelon Story

Generation 1: My Parents

 

Charles Bordelon and Laura Dean Morris (Marus)

 

Charles Anthony Bordelon
Born: 1937 - Marksville, La
 

Father: Walter Ones BORDELON b. 18 JAN 1892 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Mother: Florence DESSELLES b: 8 OCT 1891 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
 

Married: Laura Dean Morris
Born: 1940 - Marksville, La
 

Married: 1957 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

Laura’s Father: Milton Morris (Marus) (b. 1904 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Laura’s Mother: Anna Brevelle b: 1907 in Marksville, Avoyelles, LA.
 

Charles Bordelon and Laura Dean Morris Children:
 

Karen Bordelon (b. 1959)
Married Maxwell Moreau from Mansura, LA.
No Children
 

Stephanie Bordelon (b. 1962)
Married Dean Schexnyder from Mansura, LA
Divorced 2009
Children: Tommy Jude and Taylor

Marriage #2: Sydney Lemoine (2013)

Divorced 2015

Arleen Bordelon (b. 1964)
Marries Milburn "Jay" Ducote from Hessmer, LA
Children: Zachary and Lee Ann
 

Chad Bordelon (b.1969)
Married Kimberly Chenevert
Children: Peyton Alexander Bordelon

 

Generation 2: My Grandparents

 

Walter Ones Bordelon and Florence Desselles

 

Walter Ones BORDELON

Birth: 18 JAN 1892 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Death: 23 FEB 1979 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Occupation: 1920 Farmer

Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery #1, Marksville, Louisiana Event: Buried; Plot 2043

 

Walter’s Father:

Ones F. BORDELON b: OCT 22, 1865 Walter’s Mother: Marie Louise Josephine VOINCH b: MAY 1872

 

Wife:

Florence DESSELLES b: 8 OCT 1891 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Birth: 8 OCT 1891 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Death: 19 APR 1979 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery #1, Marksville, Louisiana Buried; Plot 2042

 

Florence’s Father:

Benjamen DESSELLE b: 3 OCT 1852 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

Florence’s Mother:

Olive Aminthe MAYEUX b: 15 OCT 1856 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

 

Married: ABT 1911 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

The 1920 Census shows Walter and Florence in Marksville with 2 children. Living on one side was Adolphe & Lackie Couvillion, and on the other was Lovet & Lena Dauzat. Walter was a farmer on his own farm. The 1930 Census shows this couple with 3 children at home. Ollie, their daughter, was married to her husband at the time Alton Bordelon was living with them. There was some controversy over whether Ollie and Alton were actually legally married. (RIGHT: Florence and Charles abt 1939)

 

Walter and Florence spent the majority of there life in Marksville with a brief period of living in New Orleans. There is a road named after Walter in the Spring Bayou area –Bordelon Street- where they resided the majority of their life. Walter and Florence’s original dwelling was sold and moved to some unknown location in Spring Bayou. Its not sure if the house still resides or not. As of 2006, a modern brick home originally belonging to a Vietnamese immigrant from Las Vegas currently exists on this original location.

 

Walter Bordelon and Florence DESSELLES Children:

 

Ollie BORDELON

b: JUL 1913 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

She had one son – Jimmy Bordelon who was fathered by her first husband Alton Bordelon. Alton’s specific whereabouts have always been sporadic until his death in the early 1980’s. Re-married Daniel Marshall and resided the majority of their life in Kenner, LA. She never had any more children. Jimmy has a large family with four children (Pam, Justin, Kim and Darleen) and several grandchildren most of which reside in New Orleans area. Daniel passed away 4/18/08 and was a well liked and generous man. Ollie passed away JAN 16, 2010 in Kenner, LA.

 

Ruby BORDELON

b: MAY 1916 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

Married Winston Gagnard and resided the majority of their life in the Spring Bayou- Marksville area. It was widely know that Ruby and Winston were related which was not uncommon at the time in Louisiana.

 

They had 3 children: Pat ("T-Pat"), Loraine, and Irving

 

George L. BORDELON

b: JUN 1923 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

Married Donnelly Melancon and resided the majority of their life in New Orleans and Metairie, LA area.

They had two children: Donald and Georgianna which both reside in the New Orleans and Metairie, LA areas. Donald was the only other male direct descendent from Walter and had one daughter Donna. Donna currently resides in Florida. Donald still resides in Metairie.

 

Charles A. BORDELON

b: 6 JUL 1937 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Married Laura Dean Morris (Marus) and resided the majority of their life in Mansura and the "Longbridge" area.

 

They had four children: Karen- married Maxwell Moreau from Mansura, LA; Stephanie- married Dean Schnexnyder from Mansura, LA (divorced 2009); Arleen- Married Milburn "Jay" Ducote from Hessmer, LA; and myself Chad - married Kimberly Chenevert from Cottonport.

 

 

Generation 3: My Great Grandparents

 

Ones Felicien and Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche

 

Ones F Bordelon

Birth: November 8, 1866 ** in Avoyelles Parish
Occupation: 1900 Farmer
Death: Aug 30, 1951 3:50P.M
Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery #1, Marksville, Louisiana; Plot 2043

 

FATHER: Louis Felicien Bordelon
Born: Aug 26,1809 Avoyelles Parish

 

MOTHER: Leonise Dauzat
Born: 25 Feb 1842 in Avoyelles Parish
Died: Feb 17, 1919 Marksville, LA
 

Ones’s Wife:

Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche
Birth: MAY 5,1870 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Death: 15 OCT 1942 10:00 PM in Marksville, Avoyelles.
Death Certificate reads MRS ONES BORDELON.

 

Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche's parents
Father: Auguste Voinche
Birth: 16 DEC 1805 in Laigneville, France. Occupation: Merchant in Marksville
Death: 8 NOV 1885 in Marksville Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Marksville, next to his first wife Emelie Pochel

 

Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche's Mother:
 

Marie Louise Bordelon (RIGHT)
Birth: 31 JAN 1851 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Death: unknown. Burial: Presumed to be St. Joseph's Cemetery #1, Marksville, Louisiana . I could not verify this with church records. Event: Baptized 1851 St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, Louisiana.

Father: Vital BORDELON b: 8 Jan 1818 La Mother: Clementine BRULTE b: ABT 1825 in Avoyelles, La

Auguste and Marie Louise Marriage Ending Status: Divorce.

 

The 1910 Census shows Marie as a widow. She was living with a black couple, Winton and Celestine Thomas. She was listed as a laundress in a private home. All 6 of her children were still alive.

 

Ones F. Bordelon ** 3 birth dates have been seen with Ones.
 

Ones's baptisim certificate states his birthday as Nov 6, 1866 - Parents Louis Felician Bordelon and Phelonise Dauzat (Baptized Jan 31, 1868) Jean Baptise Ones Bordelon - St Paul Mansura. Godparents were his step uncle Ludger Bordelon and Clarisse Gagnard. The US Census incorrectly and consistantly shows his birthday as Dec 1870. This error was often the case for many people.

 

His Death Certificate states his birthday Aug 22, 1865 - Parents Felician Bordelon and Leonise Dauzat.
Being that his baptism and death certificate match with the same parents - I have to go with the baptism certificate as being more accurate and assume that at the siging of his death certificate- nobody was exactly sure of his birthday date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ones Bordelon and Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche: Married: 28 NOV 1889 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Marksville, Louisiana

 

Married by Father A. Chorin. Witnesses: L. P. Goux (next door neighbor of Auguste & Marie Louise Voinche) Joseph ?, and M. Maillet. The 1900 Census shows this couple with 4 children: Adele, Walter, Auguste, & Percy. Also living with them was Ones' cousin, 19 year old Oscar Bordelon. Living next door was Dorsin & Adline Mayeux. On the other side was a black couple, Dorsin & Martha Dauzat.

 

The 1910 Census shows this couple with 6 children at home. They were living next door to Joseph Albea & Leontine Mayeux. Adele was the only child not at home. Here both their birthdays are mistaken and the census taker mistakenly wrote Ones Desselles as his name. Ones was not able to read or write, but could speak English. The rest of the family were fluent in English. .

 

The 1920 Census shows this couple with 4 children still at home: Maurice, Voohies, Cilton & Edvise. Living next door was Victor & Adele Desselles.

 

The 1930 Census shows this couple with no children at home. They were living on Old River Road outside Marksville between Leo & Mildred Desselle and Willie & Edvise Goux. Edvise was their daughter.

 

Their son, Cilton was living 3 doors over from Leo Desselle.

 

Ones Bordelon and Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche Children:
 

Adele Bordelon: b. SEP 1890 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Walter Ones Bordelon b: 18 JAN 1892 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Auguste Bordelon b: 13 MAR 1897 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Percy Bordelon b: 27 DEC 1898 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Maurice Bordelon b: DEC 1901 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Voorhies Bordelon b: DEC 1901 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Cilton Bordelon b: 14 FEB 1905 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Edvise Bordelon b: 1913 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

More on Marie Louise Josaphine Voinche's Father - Auguste Voinche:


Auguste- my great, great maternal grandfather- was a very prominent and influential man in the Marksville area in the mid 1800’s. These are some facts about his life. Auguste was born in 1805 in the Alsace-Lorraine area of France, in the town of Laigneville, near Epinal, Department of Voges, and not far from the birthplace of Joan of Arc.

 

Auguste Voinche was a prominent merchant and land owner in Marksville. His old store in downtown Marksville is still visible today. He was also noted for donating all the land for the old Marksville Cemetery #1. A first generation immigrant from Paris France and originally born and raised in Alsace-Lorraine area of France, in the town of Laigneville, near Epinal, Department of Voges, and not far from the birthplace of Joan of Arc, he quickly setup business in and around Marksville after first coming into America via New York. He was the leading merchant and one of the wealthiest men of Avoyelles Parish in the mid-1800s. One history of the parish lists him as "the wealthiest man in Avoyelles Parish before the Rebellion." ("Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.")

 

Generation 4: My Great, Great Grandparents

 

Louis Felicien BORDELON and Felonise DAUZAT

 

Louis Felicien Bordelon

Birth: 26 AUG 1809 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Death: in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Occupation: Farmer

Occupation: 1850 Census Taker

Baptism: 19 NOV 1809 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Mansura, Louisiana

Baptized by Father Luis Buhot. Godparents: Pierre Lemoine & Helene Joffrion.

 

FATHER: Zenon BORDELON I

Birth: 29 SEP 1782 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Death: Before 1850

 

MOTHER: Eulalie JOFFRION

Birth: 13 JAN 1789 in Avoyelles Post, Louisiana

Death: 6 FEB 1866 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Burial: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Mansura, Louisiana

 

My great, great grandfather Louis F Bordelon was a mysterious man who married twice. Apart from being a farmer, he was also employed as the Census Taker in 1850. This meant that in a time of widespread illiteracy, Louis could read and write quite well. I would assume that because of the status of his father Zenon, Louis was offered education opportunities that were not available or valued to most during this time. Also, the 1860 Slave Schedule shows him owning at least one slave which was somewhat expensive and required some wealth.

 

It’s also really strange how Louis left his wife Marie and seven children after 32 years and married a very young and recently widowed Elonise Dauzat who was my great, great grandmother. She married Louis only a month after her first husband’s death. As detailed below, her first husband Nicholas McMahon who died Sep 1863 during the height of the Civil War, was young and probably not of French decent with a name like McMahon. He may have migrated to Louisiana or came up through New Orleans. Did McMahon fight and die in the Civil War? I can’t find any records on this gentleman. I am often curious on the details surrounding his death and why would she marry such an older man in Louis so soon after. She wasn’t pregnant because Edgar was not born until over a year later.

 

I think Louis’s stature, education and mild wealth attracted my young, widowed ancestral grandmother to Louis. In these hard times and after loosing a husband, she may have jumped at a rare opportunity. There are stories from her grandchildren that she had to get her leg amputated at one point in her life but I cannot confirm this.

 

Also, I could never find where or exactly when Louis died. There are no burial or death records for him. Based on his age, it is safe to say that he died long before Elonise. I did find Elonoise’s (see below) death certificate and it’s apparent that she never remarried.

 

Ones’s brother Edgar was known to live on the second floor of the building next to the old Fox Theater in Marksville. My grandfather Walter would visit him on occasion at this location. It was told to me that he and his wife Ellen adopted their child Mona as it appears on the census later in this section. Mona was only a teenager when Edgar and Ellen were well into their 60’s.

 

I know very little about Ones’s sister Eulalie other than what I have detailed below.

 

Louis F Bordelon Marriage #1:

 

Marie Aimee MAYEUX:

b: 16 DEC 1811 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Married: 4 DEC 1832 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana 4

Note: Religous ceremony of this marriage took place at St. Paul's in Mansura on October 23, 1836. Father Etienne D'Hauw preformed the ceremony.

 

The 1850 Census shows this couple living between the widow Etienne St. Romain and Andrew & Elizabeth Armstrong. There were 6 children at home.

 

The 1860 Census (below) shows this couple with 4 children at home: Joseph, Roselia, Marie & Ludger. They were living between Celestin & Irma Gauthier, and the widow Zenon Bordelon.

 

Louis F Bordelon and his mother owned a few slaves as seen on the

1860 Slave Schedule. Louis owned 1 (16yo) female and his mother (widow Zenon Bordelon) owned 3 - ages 25, 3 and 2.

 

Louis F Bordelon and Marie Aimee MAYEUX Children Marriage #1:

 

Colombe BORDELON b: 28 DEC 1835 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Eliza BORDELON b: 1 JAN 1838 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Fulgence BORDELON b: 2 DEC 1839 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Joseph F. BORDELON b: 1842 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Rosalie BORDELON b: 19 MAR 1844 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Marie Louise BORDELON b: 1846 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Ludger BORDELON b: 27 MAY 1851 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

Louis F Bordelon and Felonise Dauzat Marriage #2:

Felonise(Leonise, Telonise: variations have been noted) DAUZAT

Born: 25 FEB 1842 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Died: Feb 16, 1919 Marksville, LA.

 

Married: 27 OCT 1863 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

At this marriage Felonise was the widow of Nicholas McMahon who died Sep 1863 in Avoyelles Parish. Nicholas McMahon was believed to be from the northeast and I was always curious what he was doing in Avoyelles just before and/or during the Civil War. One of the witnesses at their marriage also seems to be from elsewhere also (V.O. King). Married by Zenon Areaux, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses: P. J. Normand, V. O. King, P. P. Normand.

 

It’s interesting to note that Nicholas was dead only a month when she married Louis. Was he killed? He was a young man. How did Louis F manage to wed her so quickly after leaving his wife Marie Aimee MAYEUX of over 30 years!

 

The 1870 Census shows this family living next door to Auguste & Auline Dauzat. They had 3 children at home

 

The census does correctly show Ones (b.1866)

 

Louis F Bordelon and Felonise DAUZAT Children:

 

Edgar F. Bordelon:

 

Born: December 10,1864 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana (per death certificate) and December 8, 1864 per baptism certificate. Baptized Feb 28, 1865 - St Paul Mansura. Godparents were his aunt Rosalie Bordelon and Ferdinade Gagnard. Died of pneumonia in East Carrol Parish (Soundheimer, LA) on Nov 7, 1953 but was buried back in Marksville on Nov 9, 1953. It's unclear what he was doing in Soundheimer -which is just north of Tallulah, LA along the Mississippi River- at this time. He was here for only one year before his death. 1930 Census shows Edgar with wife Ellen ?? and had one child Mona who was believed to have been adopted.

 

Ones F. BORDELON

 

b: November 8, 1866 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana (per baptism certificate)

 

Eulalie Bordelon

 

b: FEB 1870 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

 

Known to the family as "Grand Tante Lyle".

 

The 1900 Census shows she had 3 children with 2 still alive: Zelia & Alice.

Marriage:

 

Ludger BORDELON (Not sure which Ludger Bordelon. There were a few all around this same age) Married: 1898 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

The 1900 Census shows this family. This was Ludger's 2nd marriage. It shows they had been married for 2 years, and Ludger had been married for a total of 23 years. They had 3 children at home. Ernest was Ludger's son from a prior marriage. Living next door was Remi & Philomene Voinché. The 1910 Census shows this family living between Joseph & Mathilde Gauthier and Winton and Cecile Barbian. Ludger and Eulalie had been married for 12 years and had 6 children together, all of them were alive and at home. Living with them were Ernest, 23, and Zelia 13, from Ludger's prior marriage. French was the language. The 1920 Census shows this family still living outside Marksville in Precinct 2. Children at home were Horace, Alice, Julia and Anita. Also living with them was a 9 year old orphan, Cilton Bernard, Ludger's grandson. Living next door was Roosevelt & Alma Roy.

Children:

 

Zelia BORDELON

 

b: APR 1897 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Lucille BORDELON b: 1899 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Alice BORDELON b: APR 1900 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Horace BORDELON b: 25 JUN 1902 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Julia BORDELON b: 30 AUG 1904 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Emmila "Emma" BORDELON b: 1906 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Corine BORDELON b: JUL 1909 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Juanita "Nita" BORDELON b: 1910 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Cora BORDELON b: JUL 1909 in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

 

Generation 5: My Great, Great, Great Grandparents

 

Zenon Bordelon I and Eulalie JOFFRION

 

Zenon Bordelon I

Birth: 29 SEP 1782 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Death: BEF 1850 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Christening: 29 MAR 1783 Pointe Coupee Post, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana

 

Note: Zenon was a member of the Police Jury after statehood of Louisiana in 1812.

 

Father:

ANTOINE BORDELON I b: 1733 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

 

Mother:

Marguerite Perrine FREDERIC-LEONARD b: 1747 in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Marriage:

Eulalie JOFFRION

Birth: 13 JAN 1789 in Avoyelles Post, Louisiana

Death: 6 FEB 1866 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Burial: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Mansura, Louisiana

Married: ABT 1804 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

It was Zenon that moved my family roots from Point Coupee to Avoyelles and started my roots in Avoyelles. As mentioned on Antoine I's page, most of Antoine's children had relocated to Avoyelles before his death.

 

Zenon has at least two sons that fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy.

 

The Avoyelles 1850 Census shows Eulalie as the widow Zenon Bordelon, Still at home was Norbert. Also living with her was the widow Valery Mayeux (her daughter Eulalie) and the grandchildren: Marcelline, Privoz, Dorsin, Cleophine & Helena Mayeux. Eulalie was living between J. B. & Aimee Bonnette and Sylvert and Eliza Bordelon.

 

The 1860 Census shows Eulalie as a widow living alone. Living on one side was her son

Louis F. Bordelon and his first wife Aimee. On the other side was his daughter, Eulalie, the widow Valery Mayeux and her children. Value of the real estate was $3,500.

 

Zenon Bordelon I and Eulalie JOFFRION Children:

 

Zenon BORDELON II b: SEP 1804 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Gilbert BORDELON I b: APR 1806 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana (son Belizaire fought in Civil War)

Joseph BORDELON b: MAR 1808 in Bordelonville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Louis Felicien BORDELON b: 26 AUG 1809 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Saintville (Seneville) BORDELON b: 2 MAY 1812 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana (son Neville fought in Civil War)

Victoire BORDELON b: 10 MAR 1814 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Marguerite BORDELON b: 1815 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Vital BORDELON b: 8 JAN 1818 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Rousul (Roger) BORDELON b: 24 MAY 1819 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Eulalie BORDELON b: 10 JAN 1821 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Arsene BORDELON b: 15 MAY 1823 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Norbert BORDELON b: 24 JAN 1825 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Josephine BORDELON b: 14 OCT 1827 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

 

Generation 6: My Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents

 

ANTOINE BORDELON I and Marguerite Perrine FREDERIC-LEONARD

 

ANTOINE BORDELON I: Birth: 1733 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Death: 24 NOV 1785 in New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana Burial: 25 NOV 1785 St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana

 

Father: GABRIEL LAURENT BORDELON b: 25 OCT 1696 in Notre Dame Parish, Le Harve, France

Mother: ANNE FRANCOISE ROLLAND b: 1699 in St. Germain, L'Aurerois, Paris, France

 

Antoine Bordelon I was declared a Revolutionary Patriot by virtue of his service with Galvez at the time of the American Revolution. Major Aide with Galvez during the American Revolution

 

Antoine Bordelon I death is recorded in the registries of St. Francis Church in Point Coupee. It shows that at the baptism of his son Francois, he was the Assistant Regimental Adjunt (Aide Major) of the militia and Warden of the Parish Church (marguillier de cette paroisse).

 

Of the 12 children of both marriages (Pierre, Marianne, Lucile, Augustin, Francois, Vallery, and Zenon) can be placed at Avoyelles Post. Antoine II was at Natchitoches Post 26 January 1795 as a witness of the marriage of his cousin, Hypolite Bordelon. Victorie, and her husband George Baron III were in Avoyelles later. Hilaire married Sophie Soileau and settled at Opelousas Post.

 

Vallery and Zenon were members of the Police Jury after statehood of Louisiana. Francois became a Justice of the Peace in 1817. By 1832 at his death, he had acquired much land. Antoine is described in the record of the baptism of his son ,Francois as Assistant Regimental Adjutant (Alde Major) of the militia and Warden of the Parish Church. His position as officer of the militia is also mentioned in other documents.

 

The record of his burial in the registries of Saint Francis Church in Pointe Coupee is dated November 25, 1785.

 

There is a record of Antoine at the Avoyelles Post May 1785 just months before his death. It was shown he owned 3 slaves, 50 Arpents of land, a home and a variety of farm animals. This was the most land owned of anyone else in this early census.

 

Did Antoine Bordelon return to Pointe Coupee after the date of this census?

Did the Catholic priest at Pointe Coupee learn, on a vist to Avoyelles, of Antoine's death and then enter the burial in the registries?

 

The burial of Antoine's widow is also recorded at Pointe Coupee, September 23, 1792.The record also states that Antoine I died in the night without last rites, some of his older children are believed to have moved to Avoyelles shortly after. Of his twelve children seven can be placed in Avoyelles.... Pierre , Marianne, Lucille, Augustin, Francois, Valery, and Zenon. The others are believed to have settled at Opelousas. Antoine, II was at Natchitoches Post January 26, 1795 as a witness of his cousin Hypolite 's marriage. There is no further record of Antoine, II.

 

Antoine also served as warden of the parish church at Point Coupee Post

 

ANTOINE BORDELON I Marriage #1:

 

Marie Anne DECUIR

b: 27 NOV 1740 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

Married: 23 APR 1759 in St. Francis Catholic Chruch, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana 5

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were, Jean Stephen, Joseph Decoux, Francois Mayeux, Sarazin Moreau, & Bordelon.

 

Children Marriage #1:

 

PIERRE BORDELON I b: 22 OCT 1761 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

MARIANNE BORDELON b: 22 APR 1764 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

Antoine BORDELON II b: 14 FEB 1767 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

AUGUSTIN BORDELON I b: 10 NOV 1768 in New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana

Franois BORDELON , Sr. b: 26 FEB 1771 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

Lucie (Lucille) BORDELON b: 24 OCT 1773 in Pointe Coupee Post, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana

Hilaire BORDELON I b: 10 DEC 1777 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

 

ANTOINE BORDELON I Marriage #2:

 

After the death of his first wife, he married Marguerite Perrine Frederic-Leonard on July 20, 1779 at St. Francois Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana [ibid (Gremillion), ibid (Volume PCP-4, p 155)] with Jean Pierre Le Coux, Jean Baptiste Tounier, Antoine Doza, and George Baron as witnesses.

 

Marguerite Perrine FREDERIC-LEONARD

b: 1747 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Married: 20 JUL 1779 in St. Francois Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana 16 Died: September 23, 1792

 

Children Marriage #2:

 

ANTOINE BORDELON I and Marguerite Perrine FREDERIC-LEONARD Children:

Felicite BORDELON b: 26 MAR 1780 in Pointe Coupee, Point Coupee, Louisiana

Victoire BORDELON b: 20 MAY 1781 in Avoyelles Post, Louisiana

Zenon BORDELON I b: 29 SEP 1782 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Charles BORDELON b: 1783 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Valery BORDELON (1782 - 6 Aug 1858) in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

 

Generation 7: My Ancesteral Grandparents

 

GABRIEL LAURENT BORDELON and ANNE FRANCOISE ROLLAND

 

Birth:25 OCT 1696 in Notre Dame Parish, Le Harve, France

Death: BEF FEB 1736/37 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana

Baptised 26 OCT 1696 Notre Dame, Le Harve, France

 

Marriage: ANNE FRANCOISE ROLLAND b: 1699 in St. Germain, L'Aurerois, Paris,France

Married: 20 FEB 1729/30 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana 2 3

Note: At this marriage Anne was the widow of Nicholas Sarazin.

 

GABRIEL LAURENT BORDELON and ANNE FRANCOISE ROLLAND Children

 

NICOLAS BORDELON I b: 1730 in Natchez Post, Adams, Mississippi

ANTOINE BORDELONI b: 1733 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

 

GABRIEL LAURENT BORDELON

 

The first Bordelon in Louisiana was born in Le Havre, France on 25 October 1696 and baptized the next day at the Church of Notre Dame, Le Havre, France. Laurent, as he was called in Louisiana, was the son of Jean Baptiste Thomas Bordelon and Magdeleine de Brachon. Jean Baptiste was "controlleur de vivres de la marine" at the porte of Le Havre. This term "de vivres" refers to supply, subsistence, and commissary functions of the Navy. By 1711 JEAN BAPTISTE BORDELON was employed at the port of Rochefort, France as "directeur des vivres do la marine" of that port. From letters of the court the 1711 to 1712 in the Archives of the Port of Rochefort, it appears that Bordelon had left his wife at Le Havre. In 1719 Dame Magdeleine de Richouf, wife of Jean Baptiste Thomas Bordelon, successfully sued her husband for separation of the assets of their community.

 

LAURENT BORDELON, son of Jean Baptiste Bordelon, was married at Saint Louis Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana on 20 February 1730 to Anne Francoise Roland. In the record of this marriage, Laurent is described as an employee of the company. He names his parents as Jean Baptiste Bordelon and Henriette Rochechouart. It is possible that his father was married for a third time, and Henriette was the step-mother of Laurent. Anne Francoise Roland was a native of Saint Germain l'Aurerois Parish, Paris, France. In the marriage record she names her parents as Jean Baptiste Roland and Jeanne Bonnet. Anne Francoise Roland came to Louisiana in 1719. She is named on the passenger list of the vessel "Mutine".

At the time of her marriage to Laurent Bordelon, Anne was the widow of Nicolas Sarrazin and the mother of three sons: Michel Sarrazin, who died at Pointe Coupee on 20 July 1746 at the age of eighteen; Antoine Sarrazin who later married Marie Colon on 26 June 1747 at Pointe Coupee; and Francoise Sarrazin who was at Arkansas in 1745 and later married there. Apparently Laurent Bordelon and his wife, Anne, went from New Orleans to Natchez Post shortly after their marriage and their first son, Nicolas, was born there in late 1730. The second child, Antoine, was born in New Orleans in 1733, indicating a return to New Orleans by the family.

 

LAURENT BORDELON died prior to February 1737. The records of his burial is not available. However, his widow, Anne Francoise Roland, married (her 3rd) Jean Stephan, called Roquancourt, a native of Basse Bretagne, France, at Pointe Coupee on February 1737. Of this third marriage of Anne were born two daughters, Anne Stephan (born 1 October 1738) and Petronille Stephan (born 9 May 1742), both at Pointe Coupee. The two Bordelon brothers, Nicolas and Antoine, ages 15 and 12, were shown in the household of their step-father and mother in the Pointe Coupee census of 1745. Anne Francoise Roland died at Pointe Coupee on 8 January 1758.

 

He was known as Laurent in Louisiana. This BORDELON family was the first of the BORDELON's in Louisiana.

 

Laurant 's Wife and My Ancestral Grandmother: Anne Francoise Roland, born c1699 in Paris, France, was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Ambroise Roland and Jeanne Bonnet. Her mother apparently died at a young age upon which time her father remarried.

Anne became rebellious in her teenage years possibly due to an overly-strict father and jealous stepmother. By 1719, her father had lost all patience with his headstrong daughter and had no idea as to how to deal with her. He sent a petition to De Machault, the Chief of Police in Paris reporting her behavior. She was considered what would now call a "juvenile delinquent" and, as a result, was jailed in the infamous La Salpêtrière Prison in Paris and charged with debaucheries and public prostitution.

 

Thirza Vallois in a September 1998 issue of the Paris Kiosque writes that La Salpêtrière was originally a gunpowder factory set up in the 1600's to house "the tramps and vagabonds of Paris, its rascals and rogues, whores and cut-throats, charlatans and crooks - 40,000 in all out of a total population of 400,000!" Vallois quotes a royal edict dated 1656 that clearly states that the objective of La Salpêtrière was to "clear the streets of vice whilst providing shelter for this wretched portion of humanity" as well as "put an end to beggary and idleness, as being the source of all disorder".

 

Conditions at La Salpêtrière apparently deteriorated dramatically after 1680, when, following a new royal edict, it became a jail for prostitutes arrested on the authority of a sealed letter from the King. Vallois writes: "Caught in the net on the streets of Paris, they were driven in carts through crowds of jeering Parisians to La Salpêtrière, where they were paired off with hardened convicts and shipped off to the New World to populate its newly conquered territories".

 

Duc de La Rochefoucauld reported after a visit to La Salpêtrière: "Everything is in a state of neglect to a degree as inconceivable as it is distressing. All categories of madness are confounded; chained-up mad women (and there are many of them) are united with peaceful ones. The latter have to put up permanently with the horrific spectacle of the contortions and fury of their enraged inmates, which they accompany with perpetual screams, and never enjoy a moment of rest... Here there is no gentleness, no consolation, no remedy." Vallois goes on to state that Duc de La Rochefoucauld failed to mention that the building was overrun by voracious rats!

 

Note: La Salpêtrière is now the largest hospital in Paris and is the hospital at which Princess Diana died.)

We can only assume that Anne Francoise Roland was subject to these deplorable conditions during her stay at La Salpêtrière so it is possible that she welcomed the

forced deportation to the New World in June of 1719. At that time, she was deemed suitable to be sent to the islands and placed aboard the ship "La Mutine" by order of the King along with approximately 100 other women of "questionable character".

 

Generation 8: My Ancesteral Grandparents

JEAN BAPTISTE THOMAS BORDELON I and Magdeleine De Brachon

JEAN BAPTISTE THOMAS BORDELON I

Birth: ABT 1670 in La Harve, France

 

Marriage #1: Magdeleine De Brachon

b: BEF 1674 in Le Harve, France. Married: ABT 1692 in Le Harve, France

 

JEAN BAPTISTE THOMAS BORDELON I and Magdeleine De Brachon Children:

 

GABRIEL LAURENT BORDELON b: 25 OCT 1696 in Notre Dame Parish, Le Harve, France

 

Marriage #2: Magdeleine de Champgautiers RICHOUF

b: in La Harve, France Married: ABT 1698 in Le Harve, France

Marriage fact: BEF 24 FEB 1711/12 in Le Harve, France

Marriage Ending Status: Separation

 

Children Marriage #2:

 

Thomas Alexis BORDELON b: 29 JUL 1698 in Notre Dame, La Havre, Seine-Maritime, France

Charlotte Francoise BORDELON b: 23 DEC 1706 in St Francis Catholic Parish, La Harve, France

 

Marriage #3: Henriette de Rochechouart - Jean Baptiste possible married a third time to Henriette Rochechouart. At the marriage of Gabriel Laurent to Anne Francoise Roland he name her as his mother.

Married: ABT 1720 in Le Harve, France

 

According to the book by Gremillion, the Jean Baptiste Bordelon family was the only Bordelon family at Le Harve for the period of 1578 - 1792. Jean Baptiste was the Supply/Comptroller for the French Navy.

 

Jean left his wife, Magdeleline De Richour of Le Harve. She sued him for separation of the assets of their community in 1719. Jean Baptiste Thomas Bordelon was "controlleur de vivres de la marine" at the porte of Le Harve.The term "de vivres" refers to supply,subsistence, and commissary functions of the Navy.It is evident that Jean Baptiste Thomas Bordelon father of Gabriel Laurent, later married to Magdeleine Richouf de Champgautiers. Two children of this marriage were baptized at Notre Dame, Le Harve, France.

The archivist of the city of Le Harve who searched the registries of Notre Dame Parish and Saint Francoise Parish, Le Harve, stated in correspondence that this family of Jean Baptsiste Thomas Bordelon was the only Bordelon family at Le Harve for the period of 1578 to 1792.

 

By 1711 Jean Baptiste Thomas Bordelon was employed at the port of Rochefort, France as "directeur des vivres do la marine' of that port. From letters of the court the 1711 to 1712 in the archives of the Port of Rochefort, it appears that Bordelon had left his wife at Le Harve . In 1719 Dame Magdeleine de Richouf, wife of Jean Baptiste Thomas Bordelon, successfully sued her husband for seperation of the assets of their community.

 

They had 5 children which can be found at http://louisianalineage.com/b66.htm#P131along with other interesting documents on these two.

 

 

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