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Census Records
French Colonial LA Census Records: 1699-1732
LA Soldiers in the Civil War - Some Militia Units
LA Families in SouthEast Texas [1840s - 1940s]

Militia Rosters & French Troops
Ships: Canary Island Migration
Ships: Acadians from France to Louisiana in 1785

Surnames: The following reports provide information on the first persons of the surname to arrive in Louisiana. For Genealogy Reports, click on the Genealogy Reports link in the header. 

Surname Menu: A, B, C, D, F, G, H-K, L, M-N, O-Q, R-S, T-W

Allain - [French lines] See LeBlanc-Allain-Tournoir-Jarreau below  
Alsten-Pirrie - Price: $2.95
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Augustin - Price: $2.95
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Almonester-Pontalba - Price: $2.95
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Andrus - [Andrews]  - Price: $2.95
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Arceneaux - Price: $2.95
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Ardoin - Price: $2.95
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Arnoult-Sauvé-Waggaman - Price: $2.95
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D'Arensbourg - Price: $2.95

Note: Swedish Officer who was Commandant of the German Coast

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Aucoin  - Price: $2.95
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Authement  - Price: $2.95
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Auzenne, Ozenne  - Price: $2.95

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Babin - Price: $2.95
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The Descendants of Antoine Babin and Marie Mercier to their great-grandchildren - Price: $4.95

The report is an 12-page Outline Descendant Tree [ODT] in PDF format.

Antoine Babin and Marie Mercier had 4 sons and 7 daughters.  Marie Mercer was the daughter of Francoise Gaudet and Unknown Mercer.  Francoise Gaudet's second husband was Daniel LeBlanc. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Antoine and Marie were exiled along with their families.

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Babineaux - Price: $2.95
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Barrow - Price: $2.95
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Benoit  - Price: $2.95
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Bergeron  - Price: $2.95
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Bermudez - See de la Vergne-Villeré-Bermudez below  
Bernard - Price: $2.95
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Berthelot - Price: $2.95
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Bertrand - Price: $2.95
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Blanchard - Price: $2.95
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Bonin - Price: $2.95
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Bordelon - Price: $2.95
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Boudreaux - Price: $2.95
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Bourgeois - Price: $2.95
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Brazile [aka Breazeale] - Price: $2.95
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Breaux - Price: $2.95
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Bringier - Price: $2.95
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Brignac - Price: $2.95
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Broussard  - Price: $2.95
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Buras - Price: $2.95
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Butler - Price: $2.95

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Canonge - Price: $2.95
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Castille - Price: $2.95
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Cenas - Price: $2.95
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Chalmette - Price: $2.95
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Champagne - Price: $2.95
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Chauvin - Price: $2.95
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Chauvin de la Frénière - de Léry - de Beaulieu - Price: $2.95
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Cheramie - Price: $2.95
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Chaisson - Price: $2.95
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Claiborne - Price: $2.95
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Comeaux - Price: $2.95
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Cormier - Price: $2.95
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Coulon de Jumonville and de Villiers - see Villiers  
Crochet - Price: $2.95
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Cruzat - Price: $2.95

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Daigle - Price: $2.95
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Dart - See Plauché below  
Darsensbourg - See D'Arensbourg above  
De Blanc - Price: $2.95
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Delahoussaye - Price: $2.95
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Delhomme[l'Homme]-de Glapion-Hickman-Lincoln - Price: $2.95
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de Livilliers [Petit de Livilliers de Coulanges] - Price: $2.95
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Dennaud - See de Duché - Dennaud below  
Derbigny - de Lassus - Price: $2.95
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Derouen - Price: $2.95
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Deshotels- Price: $2.95
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D'Estréhan - Price: $2.95
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de Vergès - Price: $2.95
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de Vezin [Olivier de Vezin] - Price: $2.95
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De Ville - Price: $2.95
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Dimitry - Price: $2.95
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Doriocourt - Price: $2.95
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Doussan-Fossier - Price: $2.95
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Dubois- Price: $2.95
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Dubose - See Plauché below  
Dubreuil de Villars - Price: $2.95
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Ducatel - Price: $2.95
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de Duché - Dennaud - Price: $2.95
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Ducote - Price: $2.95
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Dufrene - Price: $2.95
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Dugas - Price: $2.95
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Duhon - Price: $2.95
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Duplechin  - Price: $2.95
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Dupre - Price: $2.95

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Fagot de la Garcinière - Price: $2.95
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Falcon - Price: $2.95
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Falgoust - Price: $2.95
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Favrot - Price: $2.95
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Fontenot - Price: $2.95
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Forstall - Price: $2.95
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Fortier - Price: $2.95
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du Fossat - See Soniat du Fossat below  
Fossier - See Doussan-Fossier above  
Fruge - Price: $2.95
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Fuselier - Price: $2.95

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Garic - Price: $2.95
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Gauthier - Price: $2.95
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Gautreaux - Price: $2.95
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Gayoso de Lemos - Price: $2.95
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de Glapion - See Delhomme[l'Homme]-de Glapion-Hickman-Lincoln above  
Gremillion - Price: $2.95
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Grima - Price: $2.95
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Guidry - Price: $2.95
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Guillory - Price: $2.95
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Guillory Manuscripts - Price: $12.50
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Guillot - Price: $2.95

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Hebert - Price: $2.95
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Hereford - Price: $2.95
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Hickman - See Delhomme[l'Homme]-de Glapion-Hickman-Lincoln above  
Huchet de Kernion - Price: $2.95
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Jarreau - Price: $2.95
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Johnson - Price: $2.95
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Juchereau de Saint Denys - Price: $2.95
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Kenner - Price: $2.95
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Kernan - See Plauché below  
de Kernion - See Huchet de Kernion above

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Labarre - Price: $2.95
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Labranche - Price: $2.95
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Lacour - Price: $2.95
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Lafitte - Price: $2.95
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La Fleur - Price: $2.95
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de la Lande de Ferrière - Price: $2.95
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Landry - Price: $2.95
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de Lassus - See Derbigny - de Lassus above  
Latiolais - Price: $2.95
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Lavergne - Price: $2.95
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de la Vergne-Villeré-Bermudez - Price: $2.95
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LeBlanc - Price: $2.95
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LeBlanc-Allain-Tournoir-Jarreau [French Lines] - Price: $2.95
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The Descendants of Daniel LeBlanc and Francoise Gaudet to their great-grandchildren - Price: $5.95

The report is a 20-page Outline Descendant Tree [ODT] in PDF format.

Daniel LeBlanc and Francoise Gaudet had 6 sons and 1 daughter. No information is available on one son. The other 5 sons and daughter married into the other Acadian lines as did their children.  The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Daniel and Francoise were exiled along with their families.

Note: Francoise Gaudet had a daughter named Marie Mercer who married Antoine Babin.

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LeBoeuf - Price: $2.95
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Le Breton - Price: $2.95
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Ledet - Price: $2.95
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Lejeune  - Price: $2.95
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Lemoine - Price: $2.95
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Le Pelletier de la Houssaye - Price: $2.95
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Lincoln - See Delhomme[l'Homme]-de Glapion-Hickman-Lincoln above  
Lirette  - Price: $2.95

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Macarty - Price: $2.95
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Marigny [Philippe de Marigny] - Price: $2.95
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Matherne - Price: $2.95
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Martin - Price: $2.95
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Mayeux - Price: $2.95
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Meaux - Price: $2.95
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Miguez - Price: $2.95
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Minor - Price: $2.95
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Mire - Price: $2.95
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Montreuil - See Du Tillet-Montreuil below  
Morant-St. Avid-Pichot - Price: $2.95
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Morphy - Price: $2.95
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Mouton - Price: $2.95
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Naquin - Price: $2.95
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Nunez - Price: $2.95

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Olivier de Vezin - Price: $2.95
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Ortego - Price: $2.95
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Ozenne - see Auzenne above  
Patin - Price: $2.85
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Percy - Price: $2.95
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Perez - Price: $2.95
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Perret - Price: $2.95
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Pichot - See Morant-St. Avid-Pichot above  
Pirrie - See Alsten-Pirrie above  
Pitre - Price: $2.95
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Plauché, Dart, Kernan, Wall, Winans Du Bose - Price: $2.95
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Polk - See Polk's Folly on Books Page  
Pontalba: See Amonester-Pontalba above  
Prejean - Price: $2.95
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Prudhomme - Price: $2.95
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Quebedeau - Price: $2.95

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Rabalais - Price: $2.95
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Rachal - Price: $2.95
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de la Ronde [includes information on the LaCoste family] - Price: $2.95
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Richard - Price: $2.95
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Rivard - Price: $2.95
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Robichaux - Price: $2.95
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Rodrigue - Price: $2.95
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Roman - Price: $2.95
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Romero - Price: $2.95
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Rouquette - Price: $2.95
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Roussel - Price: $2.95
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Roy - Price: $2.95
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Saucier - Price: $2.95
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Sauvé - See Arnoult-Sauvé-Waggaman above  
Savoy - Price: $2.95
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Soileau - Price: $2.95
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Soniat du Fossat - Price: $2.95
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St. Avid - See Morant-St. Avid-Pichot above  
Saint Denys [de St. Denys, St. Denis] - See Juchereau de Saint Denys above  
St. Martin - Price: $2.95
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Stirling - Price: $2.95

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Théard - Price: $2.95
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Theriot - Price: $2.95
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Thibodeaux - Price: $2.95
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Du Tillet-Montreuil [includes information on the LaCoste family] - Price: $2.95
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Tilly [Le Gardeur de Tilly] - Price: $2.95
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Tournoir See LeBlanc-Allain-Tournoir-Jarreau above  
Trahan - Price: $2.95
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Trépagnier - Price: $2.95
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Trudeau - Price: $2.95
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Verret - Price: $2.95
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De Vezin - see Olivier de Vezin above  
Vidrine - Price: $2.95
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De Villars - See Dubreuil de Villars above  
La Villebeuvre - Price: $2.95
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Villeré - See de la Vergne-Villeré-Bermudez above  
Villiers [Coulon de Jumonville and de Villiers] - Price: $2.95
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Waggaman - See Arnoult-Sauvé-Waggaman above  
Wall - See Plauché above  
Watts - Price: $2.95
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Wilkinson - Price: $2.95
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Wiltz - Price: $2.95
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Winans Du Bose - See Plauché above  
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Acadians Recorded in the Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records, 1764 - 1771 - Price: $4.95

The first documented arrival of Acadians in Louisiana was in 1764. Other groups arrived between 1765 - 1769 and then the large group from France in 1785. As the Acadians arrived in New Orleans, they had children baptized, married or had marriages re-validated. The records provide invaluable genealogical information.

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A List of Inhabitants of Mobile in West Florida who have taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Fidelity to His Brittanick Majesty King George the Third dated October 2, 1764 - Price: $3.95

Note: Many on the List went to Louisiana

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St. Gabriel Church [Iberville Parish] First Communions, 1824-1858 - Price: $3.95
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St. John the Evangelist Church, Plaquemine, LA [West Baton Rouge Parish] Confirmations 1851-1876 - Price: $3.95
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Partial List of Early Residents of Avoyelles Parish; 1783-1814 - Price: $2.95
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Last Island Hurricane,  August 10-12, 1856: Those who died and survived - Price: $3.95

Note: Isle Deniere [Last Island] was a resort spot for the rich and powerful so many influential persons from South and SW Louisiana died there when it was Annihilated! Incredibly, there were some survivors!

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St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA - Price: $3.95

St. John's Episcopal Church was consecrated on Palm Sunday, March 16, 1845 by the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, DD, Bishop. See Polk Family on the Book Page.

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Negro Slaves and Rebels in the Spanish Possessions, 1503-1558 - Price: $3.95
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Louisiana Families in Southeast Texas [1840s - 1940s] with some dates of birth and marriage prior to 1840. No cost to check for a surname[s]. Reports prepared at nominal costs depending upon the number of names. Send an email to cajun@thecajuns.com and provide the surname[s] you wish to check.  
Acadian Prisoner Records - Back to Menu

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Acadian Prisoners at Fort Beausejour [renamed Fort Cumberland by the British] in 1763 - Price: $4.95
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Acadian Prisoners at Halifax in 1763 - Price: $4.95
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Acadian Prisoners at Fort Edward, 1761-1762 - Price: $4.95
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Acadian Exile Records - Back to Menu

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Acadians in South Carolina - Price: $5.95
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Census Records - Back to Menu

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1763 LA Census Summary - PDF Format [Note: The summary is for 1763 but it was submitted in 1765 or 1766 because it provides the numbers for the Acadians who arrived in 1764 & 1765]

1766 LA Census Summary - PDF Format [Note: There is apparently a transcription error for Opelousas & Natchitoches. There were 15,000 cattle at the old ranches in Atakapas]

1766 LA Census of the Indian Villages & Tribes - PDF Format

1771 LA Census Summary

1777 Census Summary [Source: Bernardo de Galvez in Louisiana 1776-1783 by John Walton Caughey, Foreword by Jack D.L. Holmes, p. 68 & 78] - See also Galvez Registers of 1779

A Royal Order of September 19, 1776 instructed Galvez to succeed Unzaga as acting Governor; and, he took over the office on January 1, 1777.

Among other duties assigned to him in a letter dated November 25, 1776 from his uncle, Jose de Galvez, Minister of the Indies, Galvez was directed to require censuses at New Orleans and at the other posts. These censuses were completed between Jan. 1, 1777 - May 4, 1777 and summarized in a Census Report, May 12, 1777, certified copy, A. G. I., Cuba, 2351, revealed that the population had increased but slightly since the close of the French period. As a result of the census, Galvez decided to bring in Soldiers & Settlers from the Canary Islands between 1778-1783 - see Canary Island Ships below.

The figures for the May 12, 1777 report were:

District of New Orleans
Balize - 42
New Orleans - 3202
Right Bank - 1747
Left Bank - 3206
Bayou Gentilly - 411
Total - 8428

Other Districts
German Coast - 2617
Acadian Coast - 1363
Iberville - 437
Pointe Coupee  - 1635
Opelousas and Attakapas - 1072
Natchitoches and Rapide - 740
Arkansas - 81
Illinois - 1448
Capuchins - 10
Nuns - 15
Hunters - 80
Total - 9498

Total - 17926

Whites - 8381
Free Mulattos - 273
Free Negroes - 263
Mulatto Slaves - 545
Negro Slaves - 8464

Total - 17926

Able to bear arms - 1956

Note: The census summary shows that there are still some census and militia reports to obtain for 1777

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Acadian Coast Census, April 9, 1766 [aka Judice Company][Upper Coast of cabanocey] - Price: $5.95

Note: On April 8, 1766, a combined census and militia list was taken of Verret's Company on the lower Coast of cabanocey - see militia below.

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Acadian Coast Census, Sept. 14, 1769 - Price: $5.95

Note: See the Census of Louisiana dated Sept. 2, 1771 for explanation of the discrepancies in age between the Census of 4-9-1766 & 9-14-1769 and the Census of Ascension of 8-1-1770.

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Acadian Coast Census, Jan. 1,1777 - Price: $5.95
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Owners of Available Rice and Corn in the Parish of Saint Jacques at Cabahannocée signed by Michel Cantrelle on March 15, 1779 - the list shows the number of persons in the HH and the number of slaves [Folios 334-336] - See under Militia below  
Acadians sent to St. Gabriel [Iberville Parish] in 1767 - Price: $5.95
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Acadians at St. Gabriel, Iberville District, on the March 6, 1777 Census - Price: $5.95
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Galvestown [Galveztown, Galvez-Town] Land Grants Register of 1804 - Price: $3.95

Note: Galvestown [Galveztown, Galvez-Town] is not the same as Galveston, Texas or current-day Galvez, Ascension Parish, LA - see the Old-New page for location of Galveztown

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Post of Galvez-Town, Feb. 18, 1804 - Price: $3.95

Note: Galvestown [Galveztown, Galvez-Town] is not the same as Galveston, Texas or current-day Galvez, Ascension Parish, LA - see the Old-New page for location of Galveztown

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Acadians sent to Natchez in 1768 - Price: $5.95
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List of Tobacco Growers at Natchez in 1789 contained in a report dated March 2, 1790 from Commandant Carlos de Grand Pre to Governor Miro - Price: $4.95

Note: Some of those on the list or their descendants ended up in Louisiana after 1803.

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Census of Spanish Natchez District 1792 - Price: 5.95

Note: Some of those on the list or their descendants ended up in Louisiana after 1803. Surnames who ended up in LA include Benoit, Bodin, Brashears, Clark, Collins, Forman, Henderson, Gaillard, Miller, Myer, Owens, Perry, Roach, Ryan, Smith, Young

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Census of Acadians in Ascension Parish on August 1, 1770 - Price: $5.95
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Census of Ascension of Lafourche des Chetimachas, April 23, 1777 - Price: $5.95

Note: This census included parts of current-day Ascension and Assumption Parishes and current-day Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes

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Attakapas Census and Militia List for April 25, 1766 [Note: The list in Some Late 18th Century Louisianians had errors - this is a corrected list] - Price: $5.95
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Names of Men at Attakapas in 1771 - Price: $4.95
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Attakapas General Census, Oct. 30, 1774 - Price: $5.95
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Attakapas General Census, May 4, 1777 - Price: $5.95

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List of Foreigners in the District of Opelousas and Attakapas [115] and in New Iberia [14], May 15, 1781 - Price: $5.95

Source: Attakapas Gazette [Vol. XII 1977, pgs. 137-140] Article entitled Friend of Foe? Religious Exiles at the Opelousas Post in The American Revolution by Dr. Glenn R. Conrad

Note: The List includes American, German and Irish progenitors of the Opelousas and Attakapas District and New Iberia including 2 from New Iberia [Thomas Beard and John Abshire] who had fought in Sept. 1779 in the capture of Fort Panmur at Natchez. A few well-known surnames include Bernard, Berwick, Carlin, Clark, Collins, Ellis, Folse, Foreman, Haufpauir, King [George King who later became the Distict Judge], Meyer, Miller, Odom, Ryder [Ritter], Smith, Stelly & Wyble.

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Attakapas General Census, April 15, 1785 - Price: $5.95
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Census of Lafourche, January 1, 1788 - Price: $5.95

Note: This census included parts of current-day Assumption Parish as well as current-day Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and includes most of the Acadians who arrived in 1785.

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Census of Lafourche, January 1, 1789 - Price: $5.95
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Census of Lafourche des Chetimachas, January 1, 1791 - Price: $5.95

Note: This census included parts of current-day Assumption Parish as well as current-day Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and includes most of the Acadians who arrived in 1785

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Census of Lafourche, December 1795 - Price: $5.95

Note: This census included parts of current-day Assumption Parish as well as current-day Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and includes most of the Acadians who arrived in 1785

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Census of Lafourche, April 10, 1797 - Price: $6.95

Note: This census included parts of current-day Assumption Parish as well as current-day Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and includes most of the Acadians who arrived in 1785

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Census of Lafourche, January 1, 1798 - Price: $6.95

Note: This census included parts of current-day Assumption Parish as well as current-day Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and includes most of the Acadians who arrived in 1785

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Names of Men at Opelousas in 1771 [includes ages] - Price: $5.95

See also Militia: Opelousas, undated [Bet. Apr. 1770 - Apr. 1771]

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Census of Opelousas, May 4, 1777 - Price: $5.95
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Census of Opelousas, April 15, 1785  - Price: $5.95
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Census of Opelousas, 1788 - Price: $5.95
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Census of Opelousas, 1796 - Price: $5.95

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Census of Negro and Mulatto Slaves at Natchitoches dated September 26, 1774 - Price: $4.95

The census is in a chart showing the names of the slaveowners paying the tax; the number of male and female Negro and Mulatto Slaves; and the tax paid. [Source: Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the year 1945, edited by Lawrence Kinnaird; Voume II, Part I The Revolutionary Period, 1765-1781, pages 223-225]

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Note: The following 3 reports contain the names of the Acadians who arrived in 1785 from France who were given corn and rice because they lost their crops due to the flooding of the Mississippi River.  
Acadians at Cabanocey [St. James]: August 16, 1788 - Price: $4.95

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Acadians at Fort Bute, Manchac, 1788 - Price: $4.95
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Acadians at Baton Rouge, July 18, 1788 - Price: $4.95
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Canary Island Settlers at Terra de Buyes [Terre-aux-Boeufs], east of the Mississippi River about 12 miles below New Orleans, at a Settlement called Galveztown y Senora de Galvez, 1779-1783 [Now St. Bernard, St. Bernard Parish, LA]- Price: $3.95

Note: These settlers were led by Pierre Philippe Marigny de Mandeville, Galvez' brother-in-law.

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April 12, 1785 Census of New Iberia - Price: $3.95
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December 1789 Census of New Iberia - Price: $3.95
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General Census of the Malaguenos and Others Established at New Iberia, 1792 - Price: $3.95
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St. Louis, Missouri, Spanish Census of 1791 - Price: $3.95
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French Colonial Louisiana Census Records and Other Lists: 1699-1732 & 1745 Census of Pointe Coupee  

Fort Maurepas [Old Biloxi]: August 25, 1699 Roll of staff officers, petty officers, sailors, Canadians, freebooters, soldiers, laborers and cabin boys left by Mr. d'Iberville at the fort of Maurepas at the Mississippi on the coast of Florida, to whom are due the sums indicated for each of them to begin, according to the terms of their contracts, on the day following the termination of advances made to them in France and on the island of St.-Domingue, until the last day of December of the year 1699 (AC, C13A, 1, f. 209-19) - Price: $5.95

There were 181 men: 5 staff officers, 5 petty officers, 4 sailors, 18 Canadians, 13 freebooters, 10 laborers [the occupation is shown for 6], 6 cabin boys, 1 sergeant, 2 corporals and 127 soldiers.

Note: d'Iberville had left Fort Maurepas on May 4, 1699 to go to France and he anticipated returning by the end of December, 1699. This list was actually prepared at Rochefort, France to show the funds due those who had been left at Fort Maurepas. See item below for the list prepared on the same date at Rochefort for those who were to return with Iberville from Rochefort to Fort Maurepas.

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Roll of Officers and Canadians who should go to Fort Maurepas - August 25, 1699 - Price: $5.95

As stated above, there were two lists prepared at Rochefort, France on August 25, 1699. One for those who had remained at Fort Maurepas and one for those who were to return from Rochefort to Fort Maurepas with d'Iberville. The list were prepared to show the payments due through December 1699. Sieur d'Iberville left Rochefort on Oct. 17, 1699 and expected to arrive at Fort Maurepas by the end of December but he didn't arrive until Jan. 9, 1700 which is why the December 1699 census [see 1-3 below] doesn't show some of the names that are on the May 25, 1700 census [see 4-7 below]. Sieur d'Iberville sailed from Rochefort on the Ship Renommée accompanied by the Gironde and 2 smaller boats [feluccas] for use in navigating the Mississippi River.

Some of the men left at Fort Maurepas in May 1699 when d'Iberville left for France and some who arrived January 9, 1700 aren't on the May 25, 1700 census because they died - see Deaths at Fort Maurepas 1699-1701 below.

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Fort Maurepas: List of officers and men at Fort Maurepas at the departure of Iberville on May 25, 1700 (AC, C13A, 1, f. 255-60) - Price: $4.95

 

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Fort Maurepas: Deaths at Fort Maurepas 1699-1701 - Price: $3.95

 

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Please use the Index to determine which census or list a specific surname is recorded for 1699-1732 records.  The 1745 Census of Pointe Coupee is at the end of the 1699-1732 records.  
1-3: Census of the Inhabitants of the First Settlement on the Gulf Coast, Fort Maurepas, December 1699 - Price: $4.95
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4-7: Census of the Officers, Petty Officers, Sailors, Canadians, Freeholders and Others Located at Biloxi as of May 25, 1700 - Price: $4.95
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8: List of the Marriageable Girls Who Arrived Aboard the Pelican at Biloxi in the year 1704 - Price: $3.95
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9-10: Census of the Habitants of Fort Louis de la Louisiane at Mobile, Taken by Nicolas de la Salle, August 1, 1706 - Price: $4.95
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11-14: Census of Fort Louis de la Mobile From the Map of 1711 - Price: $4.95
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15: List of Officers Commissioned at Fort Louis Biloxi, October 25, 1713; and, Persons Mentioned in the Colony by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, October 1713 - Price: $4.95
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16-22: General Census of all Inhabitants of New Orleans and Environs Dated November 24, 1721, as Reported by Le Sieur Diron - Price: $5.95
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23-27: Census of Inhabitants in the Area of Biloxi and Mobile, Dated June 26, 1721, as Reported by Le Sieur Diron - Price: $5.95
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28-30: Census of Habitants of the Concessions Along the Mississippi River Dated May 13, 1722 as Reported by Sieur Diron - Price: $5.95
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31: Census of the Habitants of Natchitoches, Fort St. Jean Baptiste Taken for Sieur Diron, General of the Troops, May 1, 1722 - Price: $4.95
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32-33: Officials of The Colony of Louisiana Appointed at Fort Louis, Biloxi, 1722 - Price: $4.95
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34-36: Some Colonists of Louisiana Mentioned in a Letter by Delachaise Dated April 8, 1723 - Price: $4.95
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37-38: Some Colonists of Louisiana Mentioned in a Letter by Delachaise Dated October 18, 1723 - Price: $4.95
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39-42: Census of the Habitants of the German Villages Located Ten Leagues Above New Orleans Along the River, Under Command of Sieur D'Arensbourg November 12, 1724 - Price: $4.95
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43-47: Census of Habitants Along the Mississippi River From New Orleans to Ouacha, or the German Villages, Compiled December 20, 1724 - Price: $4.95
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48: Census of Habitants of Dauphin Island, Along the Mobile River, Cat Island, and Pascagoula, Compiled March, 1725 by M. Gorty - Price: $4.95
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49: Map of Louisiana Showing the Sites of French Occupation in 1726-1727 - Price: $2.95
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50-65: General Census of All Inhabitants of The Colony of Louisiana Dated January 1, 1726, Including the Entire Coast Bordering the Gulf of Mexico From Mobile to New Orleans, Colonies Along the Mississippi River, Including the Region Known as Illinois - Price: $6.95
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66-76: New Orleans From 1725-1727, Map and Guide - Price: $6.95
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77-80: List of Those Persons Requesting Negroes From the Company, Dated October 1726 - Price: $4.95
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81-103: Census of New Orleans as Reported by M. Perier, Commandant General of Louisiana, July 1, 1727 - Price: $6.95

Notes: Does not include the areas along the gulf coast [Mobile and Biloxi], nor does it include Illinois and the other smaller installations in Louisiana.
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104-107: List of Persons Massacred at Natchez November 28, 1729, as Reported by R.P. Philibert, Capuchin Priest and Certified June 9, 1730 - Price: $4.95
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108-112: List of Property Owners of New Orleans on the Map Published by Gonichon in 1731 - Price: $4.95
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113-122: Census of Inhabitants Along the River Mississippi Dated 1731 - Price: $5.95
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123-141: Census of the Inhabitants and Property Owners of New Orleans as of January 1732 - Price: $6.95
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142-149: List of Landowners Located Along the Mississippi River From Its Mouth to the German Villages With Indications of How They Acquired the Land. After 1731 - Price: $5.95
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150-153: Census of the Inhabitants of Illinois Dated January 1, 1732 - Price: $4.95
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1745 Census of Pointe Coupée - Price: $4.95
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Sept. 1763 Census of Pointe Coupée - Price: $4.95

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April, 1766 Census & Militia of Pointe Coupée [3 reports] - $5.95
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1787 Census of Kaskaskia, Illinois Region - Many on this census moved to Pointe Coupee, the Acadian Coast, the German Coast, New Orleans, Attakapas and Opelousas - Price: $5.95
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List of Landholders in West Florida [1772] - Price: $5.95

The list is drawn from Elias Durnford's 1772 Map, <Plan of the River Mississippi, Iberville, Mobile and Bay of Pensacola> which is in the British Museum, King's Charts, CXXII, 90. The list includes the landholder's name, # of acres, Date of Certificate [ranges from 1766 - 1771] and the Governor who granted the Warrants of Survey.

Note: The list includes those in the West Florida Parishes of Louisiana and some of them later went to Attakapas and Opelousas.

[Source: Pages 397-401 of the book Love's Legacy by Jacqueline O. Vidrine.]

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Militia Rosters - Back to Menu

Note: The following Militia Lists are available for family research and DAR/SAR documentation.  If you don't know if your ancestor served in the Colonial Militias, send an email for a Free Search to cajun @ thecajuns.com and provide the surname. The search is free. A fee will be charged for the roster as shown. 

Note: Reports are in PDF format and sent as email attachments

Galvez Rosters of 1779 - See also the 1777 Census Ordered by Galvez

Galvez had provided "unofficial support" to the American Cause as early as 1776, but Spain didn't officially declare war on England until May 8, 1779. In a letter dated June 25, 1779 to Commandants Bellile, Robin, Judice and Cantrelle and one dated July 28, 1779 to Declouet [Attakapas/Opelousas], Galvez sent secret communications to identify bachelors not encumbered by family duties whether militiamen or not and Free Blacks, Mulattos and Slaves who could be trusted.

The Pointe Coupee Post wasn't included because of its critical location and the militia there would be needed to guard against a descent via the Mississippi River. The Arkansas, Natchitoches and Rapides Posts were also not inlcuded in the request.

When Winston Deville published Louisiana Soldiers in the American Revolution in 1991, responses to Galvez' letter and militia lists for 1779 and 1780 hadn't been found in the archives, but subsequent research found several rosters and other documents.

In 1993, Mr. Deville published The Acadian Coast in 1779 Settlers of Cabanocey and La Fourche in the Spanish Province of Louisiana During the American Revolution. The Contents of the publication included the following extremely valuable lists for family research and documentation for DAR/SAR membership:

Owners of Available Rice and Corn in the Parish of Saint Jacques at Cabahannocée signed by Michel Cantrelle on March 15, 1779 - the list shows the number of persons in the HH and the number of slaves [Folios 334-336];

A list signed by Louis Judice at La Fourche des Chetimachas on July 3, 1779 of 24 men who met the criteria established in the June 25, 1779 Letter from Galvez [Folios 522-523]; [Note: The 24 names are the same as the names of the men from La Fourche on the Galvez Rosters of 1779 published in 1996.

A list of 37 names signed on August 27, 1779 by Louis Judice of a "Roster of the Volunteer Habitants of the Company of Militia of La Fourche des Chitimachas who were prepared to March..." [Folios 551-552];

A list prepared by Nicolas Verret and Michel Judice of a "Roster of the Volunteers from the Company of La Fourche des Chetchimachas..." The last page of the document is missing which would have had the actual date signed. Also missing are numbers 11-46 of the 65 men on the list. [Folios 553-554v];

A List of Habitants of La Fourche des Chetimachas, Who Have Furnished Cross Saws, Axes, Compass-Saws, and Mill-Stones for the Needs of the Service..." signed by Louis Judice on Sept. 27, 1779 [Folio 567]

In 1996, Mr. Deville published two very important lists in the publication Mississippi Valley Mélange, Volume Two:

1. The Galvez Rosters of 1779: Soldier Selection at the German and Acadian Coasts During the American Revolution [pages 49-52] [Note: The citation for the original document is Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, General Archives of the Indies, Seville, Legajo 192, folios 345-348].

The Galvez Rosters of 1779 identify 119 men from St. Charles Parish [30]; St. John the Baptist Parish [30]; La Fourche [24][this would have been Lafourche Interior which included areas from current-day Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes - Note: The names are the same as those on the List signed by Louis Judice on July 3, 1779]; Cabahanocce [St. James][29]; and Iberville [1]. No Free Men of Color or Slaves are listed.

2. Southwest Louisiana Militiamen During the American Revolution: The Rosters of Attakapas and Opelousas in 1780 [pages 53-56] [Note: The citation for the original document is Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, General Archives of the Indies, Seville, Legajo 192, folios 258-261] . The 1780 list was actually a list of the men who had gone with DeClouet - who was the Commandant of Attakapas and Opelousas - prior to September 3, 1779. The date of Sept. 3, 1779 is documented in a letter of that date from Francisco Bouligny to Galvez written at Plaquemine in which he lists the men that he had brought from New Iberia to "supplement" those brought by DeClouet. In the letter, he states that "... I have come here with Mr. Delcouet [sic] and our trip was most united and friendly, like him I await the orders of Your Lordship and will execute it with the greatest fervor..." Bouligny's Letter to Galvez [spelled Galbez] lists the 40 men [16 Whites & 24 Negroes] from New Iberia whom he had brought to supplement the Attakapas/Opelousas group.[Source: They Tasted Bayou Water by Maurine Bergerie, pgs. 146-149] [Note: The Sept. 9, 1779 Roll Call at Manchac shows that Declouet was at Attakapas, but as Bouligny's letter documents he was actually at Plaquemine awaiting further orders from Galvez]

In a letter dated January 19, 1780 from Galvez to Declouet, 133 men from the Attakapas [66: 45 whites, 10 Free Men of Color & 11 Slaves] and Opelousas Posts [67: 56 Whites, 5 Free Men of Color & 6 Slaves] were identified.

One of the major resources for research of Spain in the Mississippi Valley between 1765-1794 is the Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the year 1945, edited by Lawrence Kinnaird. The Annual Report is in four volumes.

Volume I was the participants, agenda & meeting notes

Voume II, Part I was The Revolutionary Period, 1765-1781

Volume III, Part II was the Post War Decade, 1782-1791, and

Volume IV, Part III was Problems of Frontier Defense, 1792-1794

Volume II, Part I, pages 342-343 conatins a letter dated June 27, 1779 from Collell to Galvez that gives the names of the First miliita company of the town of Galvez that was formed in response to the order of Galvez on June 16, 1779. The list is primarily of men from The Canary Islands.

These lists provide documentation for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] and the Sons of the American Revolution [SAR] . Note: The lists don't identify all the men on the militia at the various posts - only the bachelors not encumbered by family duties. Descendants of the militiamen who weren't identified for the list requested by Galvez are still eligible for membership in the DAR/SAR.

For a Free Check to determine if your ancestor is on the lists, send an email to cajun @ thecajuns.com [note - no space before and after the@ symbol] and show Galvez Rosters in the subject line.

To order the Lists, see below

The Galvez Rosters of 1779 - Price $7.95

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The Rosters from Attakapas and Opelousas identified in the January 19, 1780 Letter from Galvez to Declouet - Price $7.95

Note: See introduction above for explanation that the list were of men who had arrived with DeClouet prior to Sept. 3, 1779. The attack on Baton Rouge was Sept. 21, 1779.

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The Roster from New Iberia identified in Letter Dated Sept. 3, 1779 from Francisco Bouligny to Galvez - Price $5.95
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Owners of Available Rice and Corn in the Parish of Saint Jacques at Cabahannocée signed by Michel Cantrelle on March 15, 1779 - the list shows the number of persons in the HH and the number of slaves [Folios 334-336] - Price $5.95
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A list of 37 names signed on August 27, 1779 by Louis Judice of a "Roster of the Volunteer Habitants of the Company of Militia of La Fourche des Chitimachas who were prepared to March..." [Folios 551-552] - Price $7.95
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A list prepared by Nicolas Verret and Michel Judice of a "Roster of the Volunteers from the Company of La Fourche des Chetchimachas..." The last page of the document is missing which would have had the actual date signed. Also missing are numbers 11-46 of the 65 men on the list. [Folios 553-554v] - Price $7.95
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A List of Habitants of La Fourche des Chetimachas, Who Have Furnished Cross Saws, Axes, Compass-Saws, and Mill-Stones for the Needs of the Service..." signed by Louis Judice on Sept. 27, 1779 [Folio 567] - Price $6.95
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June 27, 1779 List of the First militia company of the town of Galvez that was formed in response to the order of Galvez on June 16, 1779. The list is primarily of men from The Canary Islands - Price $7.95
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Militia: Acadian Coast: Lower Coast of Cabanocey [St. James] - A.K.A. Verret's Company: April 8, 1766 - Price $5.95

Note: This was a census of the miliita and inhabitants of the Kabakan on both banks of the river twenty leagues from the city.

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Militia: Officials and Militia Officers Appointed by Alexandro O'Reilly in February, 1770 - Price $7.95

The Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1945, Volume II Spain in the Mississippi Valley, 1765-1794 Edited by Lawrence Kinnard (Pt. I) The Revolutionary Period, 1765-1781, pages 157 - 159 contain a List of the Officials [Lieutenant Governors and Local Commander] appointed by O'Reilly on February 4, 1770; and, a List of the Militia Officers appointed on February 12, 1770. [Note: Some of the officilas and militia officers had been in place prior to February 1770 but O'Reilly made some consolidation of jurisdictions and reaffirmed some of the prior appointments. Since someof the officials and militia officers remained in their post druing the Revoltuionary War Period, the lists are valuable for DAR & SAR documentation as well as for family research

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Militia: Acadian Coast, Jan. 23, 1770 with list of additional soldiers in July 1770 - Price $3.95
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Militia: Attakapas, April 25, 1766 - See list under Census above  
Militia: Attakapas, January 14, 1773 - Price $3.95
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Militia: Attakapas, June 20, 1774 - Price $3.95
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Militia: Attakapas, May 1, 1777 - Price $3.95
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Militia: Attakapas, 1789 - Price $3.95
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Militia: German Coast, January 17, 1770 - Price $3.95
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Militia: German Coast, June 1, 1778 - Price $3.95
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Militia: German Coast, July 1, 1778 - Price $3.95

The New Orleans Genesis, Vol. XVIII, June 1979 No. 71, pages 383-384 has a list of the Military of the German Coast dated 1st July 1778

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Militia: German Coast: St. Charles Parish, June 22, 1785 - Price $3.95
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Militia: Iberville, March 6, 1777 - Price $3.95
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Militia: Iberville,  July 13, 1777 - Price $3.95
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Militia: La Fourche des Chetimachas, Oct. 29, 1781 - No Cost - see Note

Note: This is a one-page report that gives the names of the officers.  The report gives commission dates back to 1765.

 
French Troops in New Orleans, Dec. 2, 1731 - Price $3.95
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French Troops in New Orleans, 1745 -Price $3.95
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Militia: New Orleans, Feb. 12 & 25, 1770 - Price $3.95
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Militia: New Orleans, April 10, 1777 - 4 Companies - Price $5.95
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Militia: New Orleans, May 20, 1778  - 4 Companies - Price $5.95
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Militia: Militia Officers at New Orleans, 1775 to 1781 - Price $2.95
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1799 Infantry Regiment of Louisiana, 3rd Battalion - Price $7.95

Lists for the 3d Company of Grenadiers; and, Companies 1-8 with names, ages, heights, time remaining to completion of Service, and Station for those not present.

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Militia: Opelousas, undated [Bet. Apr. 1770 - Apr. 1771 - see analysis] - Price $5.95

See also Names of Men at Opelousas in 1771 under Census

Analysis of the Date of an Undated List of Militia at Opelousas

On pages 87-89 of Louisiana Soldiers in the American Revolution, Winston Deville provides a list taken from Legajo 161, Churchill pages 242-245, Spanish of an Undated List of Militia at Opelousas. Mr. Deville states that the list was likely dated prior to 1776.

The list is especially valuable because it gives the full name, marital status, height, nationality and age of the 71 men on it.

Based upon dates of birth provided in sacramental records, an analysis indicates that the list was prepared after April 30, 1770 and before April 30, 1771.

The date range is based upon the age of Noel Soileau who is shown as unmarried and age 25 on the list. The Arch-Diocese of New Orleans [ADNO] sacramental records in v.1 [1718-1750], p. 242 documents that Noel Soileau was born April 30, 1745 and Baptized May 2, 1745 in St. Charles Parish, LA. He married Angelique Fontenot on Aug. 19, 1771 in Pointe Coupee. Noel Soileau would have become age 25 on April 30, 1770 and age 26 on April 30, 1771 so the list was prepared on or after April 30, 1770 and before April 30, 1771.

The age of Noel Soileau on the Names of Men at Opelousas, LA in 1771 adds additional evidence for the date range of the Militia list. Noel Soileau was age 26 on the 1771 list which means that the list was prepared after April 30, 1771 and before August 19, 1771 when he married Angelique Fontenot at Pointe Coupee. The most likely period for the undated Militia is probably May-July 1770 and May-July 1771 for the 1771 list.

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Militia: Opelousas, April 15, 1776 - Price $4.95
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Militia: Opelousas, June 8, 1777 - Price $4.95
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Militia: Opelousas, July 30, 1785 - Price $4.95
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Militia: Pointe Coupee, April 16, 1766

Note: This is a list of officers and militiamen on a report dated April 16, 1766. There are also two other census/militiamen reports dated April 15 & April 16, 1766; therefore, all reports are being provided under the Census section.

Militia: Pointe Coupee, 1768 - Price $4.95
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Militia: Pointe Coupee, June 30, 1777 - Price $4.95
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Militia: St. Louis, July 27, 1766 - Price $4.95
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Militia: St. Louis, July 5, 1780 - Price $4.95
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Militia: St. Louis, Sept. 5, 1780 - Price $4.95

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Louisiana Soldiers in the Civil War - Some Militia Units  
Assumption Parish Regiment Roster - Price: $2.95
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Lafourche Parish Regiment Roster - Price: $4.95
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St. John the Baptist Parish Reserve Guards Roster - Price: $2.95
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St. Martin Parish Regiment Roster - Officers Only - Price: $2.50
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Terrebonne Parish Regiment Roster - Price: $2.95
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Vermilion Parish Regiment Roster - Officers Only - Price: $2.50

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Ship Records - Note: Reports are in PDF format and sent as email attachments

The Ship Britania - Price: $6.95

On October 27, 1769, a group of Acadians, German-Catholic families and others arrived in Natchitoches, LA. after a 15-month ordeal in which they had been blown off course, landed in Texas, imprisoned briefly by the Spanish and finally made the 420 mile trek overland. 

A letter from O'Reilly to Arriaga [AGI, Aud. SD, 80-1-9] is contained in the book
Annual Report of the American Historical Association 1945 in Four Volumes
Vol. II Spain in the Mississippi Valley 1765-1794
Edited by Lawrence Kinnaird
Part I The Revolutionary Period, 1765-1783, pages 135-142

The letter describes the Ship Britainia incident. The ship officers and crew are given on page 137. Pages 140-142 contains the list of 8 German Families consisting of 52 individuals [a few were orphans] & 6 bachelors; and, 7 Acadian Families consisting of 31 individuals [a few were orphans] & one bachelor who were on the ship. The list of names on pages 140-142 have been expanded in a special report to clarify spellings and relationships.

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Canary Island Migration: Between 1778 - 1783, Canary Islanders, called "Islenos" migrated to Louisiana on eight ships - Back to Menu

Note: If you don't know if your ancestor was on one of the ships, send an email to cajun @ thecajuns.com and provide the surname.

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Note: See Canary Island Settlers at Terra de Buyes [Terre-aux-Boeuf] at a Settlement called Galveztown y Senora de Galvez, 1779-1783 under Census Records  
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CI Ship: San Juan Nepomuceno - Price: $3.95
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CI Ships: Fragata Llamada Margarita & SS Trinidad - Price: $3.95

Note: These two ships are combined because the Index for the two are combined.

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Acadians from France to Louisiana in 1785

Note: If you know or think that your Acadian Ancestor was exiled to France, but don't know what ship they sailed upon from France to Louisiana in 1785, thecajuns.com will conduct a free check. Send an email to cajun @ thecajuns.com and provide the name.

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Le Bon Papa: Left Nantes, France on May 10, 1785 and arrived in LA on July 29, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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La Bergere: Left Nantes, France on May 12, 1785 and arrived in LA on August 15, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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Le Beaumont: Left Nantes, France on June 11, 1785 and arrived in LA on August 19, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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Le Saint-Remi: Left Paimboeuf, France on June 20, 1785 and arrived in LA on September 9, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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L'Amitie: Left La Rochelle, France on August 20, 1785 and arrived in LA on November 8, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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La Ville D'Archangel: Left St. Malo, France on August 12, 1785 and arrived in LA on December 3, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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La Caroline: Left Nantes, France on October 15, 1785 and arrived in LA on December 17, 1785 - Price: $3.95
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