The Two Joseph Landry - Marie Melançon Families

H. George Friedman, Jr.

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, there were two similarly-named families in south Louisiana.  In each, the father was named Joseph LANDRY and the mother Marie MELANÇON.  Fortunately, the two Marie MELANÇONs had different middle names (one was Marie Anne, or Marianne, and the other Marie Rose), and those middle names were used in at least some of the birth, marriage, and death records pertaining to these families.  Also, many birth records, though by no means all, recorded the names of the grandparents.  Through the use of these and a few other clues, it is possible to assign with confidence all the children and grandchildren attributed to these parents to one or the other of the two families.

Most of the data on which these assignments are based are found indexed in Fr. Donald J. Hébert's work, Southwest Louisiana Records (SWLR).  All SWLR records found by search of: Landry/Landri Joseph Melancon/Melanson/Lancon/Lanzon Marie/Marianne/Marine/Anne are noted below.  All listed records are from SWLR, quoted by permission of Hebert Publications, except as noted.  Three pertinent records are included from the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, v. 2, 1790-1803 (DBR).

In the listing below, details (such as middle names and grandparents' names) which are used to decide between the two families are shown in this shade of green.

No claim is made that this is a complete list of all grandchildren of these two families.  Only those grandchildren are listed who were discovered in the SWLR search mentioned above.  As far as I know, however, this is a complete list of the children of these two families.

Bona Arcenault, in Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens, mentions three other children attributed to Joseph LANDRY and Marie MELANÇON.  These are discussed at the end of this article.

The criteria for assignment of children and grandchildren of these two families are the following, in the order of importance.  No case has been noted in which there is a conflict among these criteria.

Grandparents:  The parents of Joseph LANDRY of family #1 are Firmin LANDRY and his first wife, Françoise (or Elizabeth) THIBODEAU.  The parents of Joseph LANDRY #2 are Rene LANDRY & Marguerite THERIOT.  The parents of Marie Anne MELANÇON (family #1) are Paul MELANÇON & Marie THERIOT.  The parents of Marie Rose MELANÇON (family #2) are Jean MELANÇON and Marguerite Osite DUPUIS.  (Note that "Pats" and "Mats" are the abbreviations for paternal and maternal grandparents, respectively, in the listings below.)

Mother's middle name:  Marie Anne MELANÇON was the mother of family #1, Marie Rose MELANÇON of family #2.  Variations of Marie Anne noted include Marianne, Marieanne, and Marine.  Of course, minor spelling variations are also found, such as Roze for Rose, and MELANSON, MELANSO, and MELANZON for MELANÇON.  Also, LANCON and LANZON are taken as variations of MELANÇON.

Dates of death:  In some cases, a child is noted as born after the death of the parents of family #1, or as having deceased parents at a time when the parents of family #2 were still having babies.

Location:  Family #1 lived at Bayou Vermillion, family #2 is noted as living at Côte Gelée and at St. James on the Mississippi River.

For convenience, I have taken the liberty of numbering the children of these two families in the listings below.  I have not numbered the grandchildren.  I have also indented the entries to indicate family relationships.  The entries are quoted as they appear in SWLR.

Family #1

LANDRY, Joseph - of Acadia (Firmin & --- THIBAUDAU) m. to Marie MELANCON, bur. 3 June 1797 at age 47 yrs. Fr. Etienne VIEL (SM Ch.: v.4, #111)

MELANCON, Marie - wid. of dec. Joseph LANDRY and m.(2) to Thomas SPARR - of lower Bayou Vermillion d. 4 Nov. 1805 at home, bur. 5 Nov. 1805 at age 45 yrs. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.4, #415)

1. LANDRY, Elise (Joseph & Marie MELANCON) b. 24 Dec. 1778, bt. 4 Nov. 1805 Pats: Not listed; Mats: Paul MELANCON & Marie THERIOT; Spons: Valery BROUSARD & Marie Madeleine LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #292)

2. LANDRY, Joseph (Joseph & Marianne MELANSO) bt. 13 May 1779 Spons: Olivier MELANSON & Louise HEBERT. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.30)

3. LANDRY, Louis (Joseph & Marieanne MELANZON) bt. 23 April 1780 at age 13 mths. Spons: Amand LANDRY & Francoise BROSSARD. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.33)

4. LANDRY, Agricole (dec. Joseph - of Acadia & Marine MELANCON - of Maryland) m. 3 Feb. 1801 Christine LABAUVE (Jean Baptiste & Francoise BROUSSARD - Acadian) Wits: Pierre HARDY, Jean Baptiste LABAUVE, Jacques FOSTIN, J. SAULUISE, Frederic TENHOLT. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #220)

LABAUVE, Christine (Jean Baptiste & Francoise BROUSSARD - Acadian) m. 3 Feb. 1801 Agricole LANDRY (dec. Joseph - of Acadia & Marine MELANCON - of Maryland) Wits: Pierre HARDY, Jean Baptiste LABAUVE, Jacques FOSTIN, J. SAULUISE, Frederic TENHOLT. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #220)
LANDRY, Claire (Agricole & Christine LABAUVE - of this parish) b. 1 March 1802, bt. 17 June 1802 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD - all of Acadia; Spons: Francois LABAUVE & Rosalie LANDRY. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.5, #488)

LANDRY, Uranie (Agricole - of la grande-Pointe & Christine LABAUVE) b. 30 July 1804, bt. 14 April 1805 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Anne MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Cyrille LANDRY & Anastasie LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #246)

LANDRY, Louise (Agricole - of Vermillion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 18 March 1806, bt. 12 April 1807 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Joseph LANDRY & Lise LABAUVE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #382)

LANDRY, Camille (Agricole - of Vermillion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 21 Dec. 1807, bt. 27 March 1808 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Pantaleon LANDRY & Laly [Eulalie] HEBERT, wife of Francois LAMBERT. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #479)

LANDRY, Marie Aspasie (Agricole - of Vermillion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 30 Aug. 1809, bt. 1 Nov. 1809 Pats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie MELANCON; Mats: dec. Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & dec. Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Emilien LANDRY & Felicite GISLARD wife of Francois BERNARD. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #644)

LANDRY, Agricole (Agricole - of Bayou Vermillion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 4 Dec. 1811, bt. 3 Feb. 1812 Pats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: dec. Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Placide LABAUVE & Lise LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1276)

LANDRY, Hilaire (Agricole - of Vermillion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 10 Sept. 1813, bt. 7 Nov. 1813 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marine MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Alexandre LANDRY & Victoire BROUSSARD, wife of Joseph FOLK. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1601)

LANDRY, Desire (Agricole - of Vermillion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 1 July 1815, bt. 17 Sept. 1815 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Jean BROUSSARD & Clarisse LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1890)

LANDRY, Josephine (Agricole - inhabitant of Vermilion & Christine LABAUVE) b. 1 Nov. 1817, bt. 11 Feb. 1818 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste LABAUVE & Francoise BROUSSARD; Spons: Pierre Paul THIBAUDOT & Marie Uranie LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #284)

5. LANDRY, Marie Magdeleine (Joseph & Marie ---na) b. 29 June 1782, bt. 8 Nov. 1782 Spons: Jean Baptiste MELANCON & Magdeleine PREGEANT. Fr. Joseph ARAZENA (SM Ch.: v.2, #85)

LANDRY, Marie Magdeleine (dec. Joseph - of Acadia & Marie Anne MELANCON - of Maryland) m. 12 Jan. 1802 Simon Laurent DURIAUX - of New Orleans (dec. Simon & Jeanne GINOT - of New Orleans) Wits: Frederic TENHOLT, Thomas PART, Louis CHEMIN, Etienne VIEL - priest. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #241)

DURIO, Simon Laurent - of New Orleans (dec. Simon DURIAUX & Jeanne GINOT - of New Orleans) m. 12 Jan. 1802 Marie Magdeleine LANDRY (dec. Joseph - of Acadia & Marie Anne MELANCON - of Maryland) Wits: Frederic TENHOLT, Thomas PART, Louis CHEMIN, Etienne VIEL - priest. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #241)

DURIO, Marie (Simon Laurent - of New Orleans & Marie Magdeleine LANDRY - of this parish) b. 29 Oct. 1803, bt. 10 Nov. 1803 Pats: Simon Laurent DURIAUX - "natural del tores sobre Misisipi [native of English Turn on the Mississip] - and Jeane GIRARD or GIRAUD. [The 1770 Census of New Orleans does indicate that the DURIO family lived there.] Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Magdeleine MELANCON; Spons: Michel Bernard Felix BARRIERE, Commandant at the Post of Nior in the Armada of the French Republic & Rosalie LANDRY. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6, #81)

DURIO, Simon Rene (Simon Rene LAURENT - of la fausse pointe & Marie Magdeleine LANDRY) b. 20 March 1805, bt. 23 Feb. 1806 Pats: Simon LAURENT & Jeanne GIRAUD; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Pantaleon LANDRY & Pelagie BROUSSARD. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #315)

DURIO, Louise (Simon LAURENT dit Durio -of New Orleans & Marie Magdeleine LANDRY - of this parish) b. 5 Jan. 1807, bt. 7 April 1809 at residence of Simon LAURENS dit Durio Pats: Simon LAURENS dit Durio - of English Turn & Jeane GIRAUD - of English Turn; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON - of Acadia; Spons: Francois MORVAN dit Bernard & Felicite GISCLARD - his wife. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.118)

DURIO, Louise Laurens (Simon Laurens dit DURIO - from New Orleans & Marie Magdelaine LANDRY - native of this parish) b. 5 Jan. 1807, bt. 7 April 1809 at La Bute at the home of Simon Laurent DURIO. Pats: Simon Laurens dit DURIO - "du d'etoure des Anglais" [from English Turn] & Jeanne GIRAUD - from the same place; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANSON - of Acadie; Spons: Francois MORVAN [MORVANT] dit Bernard & Felicite GISCLARD - his spouse. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.48)

DURIO, Marie Josephine (Simonet Laurens DURIOU - from New Orleans & Marie Magdelaine LANDRY - from Atkapas) b. 27 Sept. 1814, bt. 25 June 1815 Pats: Simon Laurens DURIOU & Marie Jeanne ANDRE - of New Orleans; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON - originally from Acadia; Spons: Joseph Antoine INOGOSA & Marie Magdelaine SCHETELI, wife of Jean SAVOYE. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.52)

6. LANDRY, Rosalie (Joseph & Anne LANCON) b. 7 Feb. 1784, bt. 30 May 1784 Spons: Freme ROBICHO & Marie Magdeleine LANCON. Fr. GEFFROTIN (SM Ch.: v.2, #170)
DUHON, Agricole (Joseph DUON - of Manchac & Rosalie LANDRY - of this parish) b. 25 July 1803, bt. 3 Oct. 1804 Pats: Francois DUON & Isabelle LANDRY; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANSON - all of Acadia; Spons: Agricole LANDRY & Adelaide DUON. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6, #169)

DUHON, Denise (Joseph - of the lower Bayou Vermillion & Rosalie LANDRY) b. 28 March 1805, bt. 4 Nov. 1805 Pats: Francois DUHON & Isabelle LANDRY; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Cyrille LANDRY & Genevieve THIBAUDEAU. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #291)

DUHON, Marie Delphine (Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & Rosalie LANDRY) b. 7 Jan. 1807, bt. 8 April 1810 Pats: Francois DUHON & Isabelle LANDRY; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Anne MELANCON; Spons: Maximilien LANDRY & Isabelle DUHON, wife of Joseph HEBERT. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #887)

DUHON, Marie Carmelite (Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & Rosalie LANDRY) b. 2 Jan. 1809, bt. 8 April 1810 Pats: Francois DUHON & Isabelle LANDRY; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Anne MELANCON; Spons: Jean BOURK & Anastasie LANDRY, wife of Joseph TRAHAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #888)

DUHON, Louise Doralise (Joseph - of Vermillion & Rosalie LANDRY) b. 5 Jan. 1814, bt. 19 June 1815 Pats: Francois DUHON & Isabelle LANDRY; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Agricole DUHON & Lise LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1865)

DUHON, Joseph Denis (Joseph - of Vermillion & Rosalie LANDRY) b. 26 March 1815, bt. 19 June 1815 Pats: Francois DUHON & Isabelle LANDRY; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Don Louis THIBAUDOT & Marguerite PARR. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1866)

7. LANDRY, Anastasie (Joseph and Marie LANCON - of Canada) bt. 15 July 1787 at age 2 years old. Spons: Basile LANDRY and Magdeleine ...RUNAL(?). Fr. MASEDA (SM Ch.: v.4, #266)

LANDRY, Anastasie (major daughter of dec. Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & dec. Marie MELANCON) m. 14 Jan. 1806 Joseph TRAHAN (major son of dec. Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & Francoise PETER or PITRE) Wits: Jean BOURG, Hyacinthe JACQUET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #47)

TRAHAN, Joseph (major son of dec. Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & Francoise PETER [PITRE]) m. 14 Jan. 1806 Anastasie LANDRY (major daughter of dec. Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & dec. Marie MELANCON) Wits: Jean BOURG, Hyacinthe JACQUET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #47)

TRAHAN, Magloire (Joseph & Anastasie LANDRY - of this parish) b. about 21 Sept. 1806, bt. 21 Oct. 1807 upon returning up the Vermillon at the home of Simon Christophe ABREO. Pats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PITRE - of Acadie; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANSON - of Acadie; Spons: Jean TRAHAN & Christine LABAUVE - spouse of Agricole LANDRY. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6-A, p.29)

TRAHAN, Magloire (Joseph & Anastasie LANDRY - of this parish) b. about 21 Sept. 1806, bt. 21 Oct. 1807 at the residence of Simon Christophe ABREO Pats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PITRE; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON - all of Acadia; Spons: Jean TRAHAN & Christine LABAUVE - wife of Agricole LANDRY. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: Folio E, p.76)

TRAHAN, Joseph (Joseph - of Bayou Vermillion & Anastasie LANDRY) b. 2 Feb. 1810, bt. 8 April 1810 Pats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PITRE; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Anne MELANCON; Spons: Pantaleon LANDRY & Aloyse LEBLANC, wife of Charles TRAHAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #890)

TRAHAN, Luffroy (Joseph - of Vermillion & Anastasie LANDRY) b. 15 Aug. 1812, bt. 17 June 1813 Pats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PETER [PITRE]; Mats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Cyrille LANDRY & Marguerite MOUTON. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1531)

TRAHAN, Similien (Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Anastasie LANDRY) b. 8 Oct. 1813, bt. 5 Oct. 1817 Pats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise ---; Mats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Francois PRIMEAU & Marie Domitille THIBAUDEAU. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #226)

TRAHAN, Charles (Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Anastasie LANDRY) b. 15 April 1816, bt. 24 June 1819 Pats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PITRE; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Francois LAMBERT & Lise LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #674)

8. LANDRY, Cirille (Joseph & Marie LANZON - of Canada) b. 7 Feb. 1787, bt. 15 July 1787 Spons: Vital LANDRY & Anastasie BROT. Fr. MASEDA (SM Ch.: v.4, #267)

LANDRY, Cyrille - native of this parish (major son of dec. Joseph & Marine MELANCON) m. 8 May 1815 Scholastique BOUDREAUX - native of this parish (major daughter of Joseph BOUDROT - inhabitant at Vermillion & Isabelle Appoline TRAHAN) Wits: Gerasime DESORMEAUX, Joseph Fortune PENNES, Louis CHEMIN, Agricole LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #358)

BOUDREAUX, Scholastique - native of this parish (major daughter of Joseph BOUDROT - inhabitant at Vermillion & Isabelle Appoline TRAHAN) m. 8 May 1815 Cyrille LANDRY - native of this parish (major son of dec. Joseph & Marine MELANCON) Wits: Gerasime DESORMEAUX, Joseph Fortune PENNES, Louis CHEMIN, Agricole LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #358)

LANDRY, Marie Felonise (Cyrille - of Vermillion & Scholastique BOUDROT) b. 13 March 1816, bt. 2 June 1816 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Joseph BOUDROT & Isabelle Hypoline TRAHAN; Spons: Agricole LANDRY & the above mentioned maternal grandmother, Isabelle Hypoline TRAHAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #2044)

LANDRY, Marie Cydalise (Cyrille - inhabitant at Vermillion & Scholastique BOUDROT) b. 28 March 1817, bt. 14 Sept. 1817 Pats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie MELANCON; Mats: Joseph BOUDROT & Pauline TRAHAN; Spons: Similien LANDRY & Pelagie BOUDROT. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #208)

LANDRY, Philemon (Cyrille - inhabitant at Vermillion & Scholastique BOUDROT) b. 13 April 1818, bt. 7 June 1818 Pats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie Anne MELANCON; Mats: Joseph BOUDROT & Isabelle TRAHAN; Spons: Philemond BRAUD & Ismene LABAUVE - spouse of Joseph BOUDROT. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #364)

LANDRY, Cirille - native of this parish, inhabitant at Vermillion; widower of dec. Scholastique BOUDROT (major son of dec. Joseph & Marie MELANCON) m. 4 June 1821 Adelaide TRAHAN - native of this parish (minor daughter of Charles - inhabitant at l'ance a Michaux & Marie LANDROT) Wits: Emile ROUSSILLON, Jean MONTET, Charles TRAHAN, Fortune PENNE, Louis DUSOUCHET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #247)

LANDRY, Cyrille (Joseph & Marie MELANCON) m. 4 June 1821 Adelaide TRAHAN (SM Ct.Hse.: OA-34-4567)

TRAHAN, Adelaide - native of this parish (minor daughter of Charles - inhabitant at l'ance a Michaux & Marie LANDROT) m. 4 June 1821 Cirille LANDRY - native of this parish, inhabitant at Vermillion; widower of dec. Scholastique BOUDROT (major son of dec. Joseph & Marie MELANCON) Wits: Emile ROUSSILLON, Jean MONTET, Charles TRAHAN, Fortune PENNE, Louis DUSOUCHET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #247)
LANDRY, Claire (Cyrille & Adelaide TRAHAN) b. 5 Nov. 1823, bt. 18 April 1824 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Charles TRAHAN & Marie LANDRAU; Spons: Pantaleon LANDRY & Claire TRAHAN. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #1420)

LANDRY, Joseph (Cyrille & Adelaide TRAHAN) b. 10 Jan. 1826, bt. 14 May 1826 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Charles TRAHAN & Marie LANDRAU; Spons: Placide BOURG & Marie LANDRAU - grandmother of the child. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #1734)

LANDRY, Adelaide (Cyrille & Adelaide TRAHAN) b. 16 Aug. 1827, bt. 21 Sept. 1828 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Charles TRAHAN & Marie LANDREAU; Spons: Pierre TRAHAN & Arcene LANDRY. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #2097)

LANDRY, Emile (Cyrille & Adelaide TRAHAN) b. 15 July 1829, bt. 11 April 1830 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Charles TRAHAN & Marie LANDRAU; Spons: Hilaire LANDRY & Claire LANDRY. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #2354)

LANDRY, Jean Seville (Cyrille & Adelaide TRAHAN) b. 19 Nov. 1831, bt. 25 March 1832 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marine MELANCON; Mats: Charles TRAHAN & Marie LANDRAU; Spons: Beloni SIMON & Marie LANDRY. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.8, #177)

9. LANDRY, Joseph Denis [record has Dionisius] (Joseph & Marie MELANCON) b. 9 Dec. 1788, bt. 26 April 1789 Spons: Joseph BROUSSARD & Francoise LANDRY - prima [cousin]. Fr. de DEVA (SM Ch.: v.4, #345)

LANDRY, Joseph (minor son of dec. Joseph & dec. Marie MELANCON) m. 6 June 1809 Lise LABAUVE (minor daughter of Francois - of Vermillion & dec. Eloise HEBERT) Wits: Eloy BROUSSARD, Hyacinthe JACQUET, Francois MARC, Francois LABAUVE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #149)

LABAUVE, Lise (minor daughter of Francois - of Vermillion & dec. Eloise HEBERT) m. 6 June 1809 Joseph LANDRY (minor son of dec. Joseph & dec. Marie MELANCON) Wits: Eloy BROUSSARD, Hyacinthe JACQUET, Francois MARC, Francois LABAUVE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #149)

LANDRY, Marguerite (Joseph - of Vermillion & Elisabeth LABAUVE) b. 8 April 1810, bt. 3 June 1810 Pats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & Magdeleine MELANCON; Mats: Francois LABAUVE & Eloyse HEBERT; Spons: Francois LABAUVE & Marie Angelique FAUSTIN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #924)

LANDRY, Francoise (Joseph - of Vermillion & Elizabeth LABAUVE) b. 16 Jan. 1813, bt. 17 June 1813 Pats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Francois LABAUVE & Eloise HEBERT; Spons: Cyrille LANDRY & Ismene LABAUVE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1530)

LANDRY, Joseph (Denis - inhabitant at Vermillion & Elizabeth LABAUVE) b. 26 April 1815, bt. 30 Aug. 1816 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Francois LABAUVE & dec. Eloyse HEBERT; Spons: Pierre Paul THIBAUDOT & Cesaire BAUDOUIN, spouse of Jean TRAHAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #31)

LANDRY, Camile (Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Lise LABAUVE) b. 18 May 1819, bt. 4 April 1820 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Francois LABAUVE & Eloise HEBERT; Spons: Camille BROUSSARD & Marguerite LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #819)

10. LANDRY, Pantaleon (Joseph & Marie MELANCON) bt. 11 Nov. 1795 at age 5 yrs. Spons: Joseph RICHARD & Helene PREJEAN. "Chez" [at the home of] Jeo LANDRY. "Dans la mission que j'ai faite sur le Baillou" [during the mission which I preached on Bayou] Vermillion. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #751)

LANDRY, Pantaleon (major son of dec. Joseph - of Vermillion & dec. Marine MELANCON) m. 30 Jan. 1810 Marguerite TRAHAN (minor daughter of dec. Joseph - of Vermillion & Francoise VINCENT) Wits: Maurice ABAT, Francois MARC, Hyacinthe JACQUET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #168)

LANDRY, Joachim (Pantaleon - of lower Bayou Vermillion & Marguerite TRAHAN) b. 28 Oct. 1810, bt. 10 March 1811 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PITRE - of Acadia; Spons: Joseph TRAHAN & Christine LABAUVE, wife of Agricole LANDRY, represented by Marie BOURK, wife of Jean MONTET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1118)

LANDRY, Anastasie (Pantaleon - of Vermillion & Marguerite TRAHAN) b. 14 July 1812, bt. 1 Aug. 1813 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Joseph TRAHAN & Francoise PITRE; Spons: Maximilien LANDRY & Marie MONTETTE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1569)

11. LANDRY, Seraphie (Joseph & Marie MELANCON) bt. 11 Nov. 1795 at age 2 yrs. Spons: Dominique PREJEAN & Victoire LANDRY. "Chez" [at the home of] Jeo LANDRY. "Dans la mission que j'ai faite sur le Baillou" [during the mission which I preached on Bayou] Vermillion. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #752)

LANDRY, Seraphie - native of this parish (minor daughter of dec. Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie MELANCON) m. 7 April 1812 Francois BOURG - native of this parish (major son of Lucien - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie TRAHAN) Wits: Jean MONTET, Yves GOPLY, Pierre CUVELIER. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #251)

BOURG, Francois - native of this parish (major son of Lucien - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie TRAHAN) m. 7 April 1812 Seraphie LANDRY - native of this parish (minor daughter of dec. Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie MELANCON) Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #251)

BOURG, Jean Baptiste Treville (Francois - of Vermillion & Seraphine LANDRY) b. 20 Aug. 1815, bt. 22 Oct. 1815 Pats: Lucien BOURG & Marie TRAHAN; Mats: dec. Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Jean BOURG & Susanne PARR. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1920)

BOURG, Marie Silvanie (Francois - inhabitant at Vermillion & Seraphie LANDRY) b. 21 Sept. 1817, bt. 10 Oct. 1817 Pats: Lucien BOURG & Marie Elizabeth TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Firmin DUHON & Marie MONTETTE [MONTET]. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #230)

BOURG, Marie Olive (Francois BOURC [BOURG] & Seraphie LANDRY) b. 24 Sept. 1819, bt. 24 Sept. 1820 Pats: Lucien BOURG & Marie TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Jean Baptiste Cyprien MONTE & Doralise LANDRY. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #893)

12. LANDRY, Maximien (Joseph & Marie MELANCON) bt. 11 Nov. 1795 at age 5 mths. Spons: Edouard BROUSSARD & Suzanne BONIN. "Chez" [at the home of] Jeo LANDRY. "Dans la mission que j'ai faite sur le Baillou" [during the mission which I preached at Bayou] Vermillion. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #750)

LANDRY, Maximilien - native of this parish (major son of dec. Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & dec. Marie MELANCON) m. 9 Jan. 1816 Marie Domitille THIBODEAUX - native of this parish (minor daughter of Thomas - inhabitant at Vermillion & Anne Marie TRAHAN) Wits: Joseph Fortune PENNE, Louis LINGOIS, Louis CHEMIN, Pierre THIBAUDOT, Agricole LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #389)

THIBODEAUX, Marie Domitille - native of this parish (minor daughter of Thomas - inhabitant at Vermillion & Anne Marie TRAHAN) m. 9 Jan. 1816 Maximilien LANDRY - native of this parish (major son of dec. Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & dec. Marie MELANCON) Wits: Joseph Fortune PENNE, Louis LINGOIS, Louis CHEMIN, Pierre THIBAUDOT, Agricole LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #389)

LANDRY, Similien (Similien - inhabitant at Vermilion & Marie Domitille THIBAUDEAU) b. 7 Nov. 1816, bt. 5 Oct. 1817 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Anselme THIBAUDEAU & Anne TRAHAN; Spons: Agricole LANDRY & Anne TRAHAN - maternal grandmother. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #223)

LANDRY, Joseph (Maxile dit Simien - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie Domitille THIBAUDOT) b. 23 Jan. 1818, bt. 11 Feb. 1818 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Anselme THIBAUDOT & Marie Anne TRAHAN; Spons: Cyrille LANDRY & Anne THIBAUDOT - spouse of Placide LABAUVE. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #283)

LANDRY, Marie Olive (Maximilien & Marie Domitille THIBAUDAU) b. 5 July 1819, bt. 24 Sept. 1820 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Mats: Anselme THIBAUDAU & Marie Anne TRAHAN; Spons: Pierre Paul THIBAUDAU & Marguerite THIBAUDAU. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #894)

LANDRY, Celiva (Maximilien & Marie Domicile THIBODEAUX) bt. 4 March 1831 at age 21 mths. Pats: Joseph LANDRY & "maternels" [maternal grandparents] as: Marie Zeolide LANDRY [this record actually lists neither the paternal grandmother nor the maternal grandmother; from a comparison of other records, the child's paternal grandmother would be Marie MELANCON and the maternal grandmother would have been Anne Marie TRAHAN]; Spons: none listed [perhaps Marie Zeolide LANDRY was the intended godmother]. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.289, #19)

13. LANDRY, Louise - native of this parish (minor daughter of Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie MELANCON) m. 23 Nov. 1813 Pierre THIBAUDOT - native of this parish (major son of Anselme - inhabitant at Vermillion & Anne TRAHAN) Wits: Joseph BOUDRO, Valeri BROUSARD, Louis CHEMIN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #318)

THIBODEAUX, Pierre - native of this parish (major son of Anselme - inhabitant at Vermillion & Anne TRAHAN) m. 23 Nov. 1813 Louise LANDRY - native of this parish (minor daughter of Joseph - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie MELANCON) Wits: Joseph BOUDRO, Valeri BROUSARD, Louis CHEMIN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #318)

THIBODEAUX, Maxillien (Pierre - of Vermillion & Doralise LANDRY) b. 12 Jan. 1815, bt. 7 May 1815 Pats: Anaselme THIBAUDOT & Anne TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Anne MELANCON; Spons: Maximillien LANDRY & Anne TRAHAN - the above mentioned paternal grandmother. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1825)

THIBODEAUX, Pierre (Pierre Paul THIBAUDOT - inhabitant at Vermillion & Doralise LANDRY) b. 11 Oct. 1816, bt. 14 Sept. 1817 Pats: Anselme THIBAUDOT & Anne TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie MELANCON; Spons: Dom Louis THIBAUDOT & Anastasie LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #209)

THIBODEAUX, Marie Silvanie (Pierre THIBAUDOT - inhabitant at Vermillion & Doralise LANDRY) b. 13 Oct. 1818, bt. 14 Nov. 1819 Pats: Anselm THIBAUDOT & Marie Anne TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Pantaleon LANDRY & Lise THIBAUDOT. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #740)

THIBODEAUX, Jean Beloni (Pierre Paul THIBAUDAU & Doralise LANDRY) b. 14 June 1820, bt. 24 Sept. 1820 Pats: Anselme THIBAUDAU & Marie Anne TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Onesime HEBER & Suzanne PAR. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #895)

THIBODEAUX, Marie Melanie (Pierre THIBAUDOT - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie Doralise LANDRI) b. 11 Dec. 1821, bt. 11 March 1822 Pats: dec. Anselme THIBAUDOT & Marie Anne TRAHAN; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Agricole DUHON & Seraphie LANDRY - spouse of Francois BOURG. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #1162)

Family #2

LANDRY, Joseph (Reymando & Maria THERIO) m. 12 Oct. 1789, Maria Rosa MELANSON (Juan Bautista & Hositte DUPUIS) wit. Pedro LANDRY & Anastasio LANDRY (DBR v. 2, p. 460, SJA-2, 7)

LANDRY, Joseph m. Marie Rose MELANCON; in Succ. of Marie Rose MELANCON dated Sept. 1818 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#304)

LANDRY, Joseph - spouse of Marie Rose MELANCON, died 16 Aug.1827 at 5:00 p.m. at age about 70 years; buried 17 Aug. 1827. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.2, p.43, #126)

MELANCON, Marie Rose m. Joseph LANDRY Succ. dated Sept. 1818 (SM Ct.Hse.: Succ.#304)

1. LANDRY, Celestin - of Lafourche (minor son of Joseph - of Cote Gelee & Marie MELANCON) m. 8 May 1810 Marguerite GRANGER - of Opelousas (major daughter of Jean Baptiste - of Cote Gelee & Susanne CORMIER) Wits: Celestin PREJEAN, Benjamin MIRE, Joseph DUGAS. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #175)

GRANGER, Marguerite - of Opelousas (major daughter of Jean Baptiste - of Cote Gelee & Susanne CORMIER) m. 8 May 1810 Celestin LANDRY - of Lafourche (minor son of Joseph - of Cote Gelee & Marie MELANCON) Wits: Celestin PREJEAN, Benjamin MIRE, Joseph DUGAS. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #175)

LANDRY, Celestina (Joseph & Maria Rosa MELANCON) bt. 10 Apr. 1791, bn. 3 Jan. 1791, spo. Eusebio MELANCON & Victoria BABIN (DBR v. 2, p. 420, ASC-5, 42) [No other entry for a female Celestina is known, and no other birth listing for Celestin is known.  Perhaps the feminine form Celestina in this listing is the Spanish form of Celestin, or perhaps it is just a mistake.  The age would be about right for this Celestin, since he was noted as being a minor at his marriage in 1810.]

LANDRY, Caroline (Celestin - of Cote Gelee & Marguerite GRANGER) b. 23 Feb. 1811, bt. 29 Sept. 1811 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste GRANGER & Susanne CORMIER; Spons: Rosemond LANDRY & Euphrosine GRANGER. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1239)

LANDRY, Marguerite Cidalise (Celestin - of La Cote Gelee & Marguerite GRANGER) b. 21 Sept. 1812, bt. 23 May 1813 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste GRANGIER & Susanne CORMIER; Spons: Eloy LANDRY & Susanne GRANGIER. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1518)

LANDRY, Francoise (Celestin & Marguerite GRANGER) b. 23 Sept. 1814, bt. 12 March 1815 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean J. GRANGER & Susanne CORMIER; Spons: Maximilien LANDRY & Marguerite GRANGER. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1791)

LANDRY, Euphrasie (Celestin - inhabitant at la Cote Gelee & Marguerite GRANGER) b. 18 Jan. 1817, bt. 27 April 1817 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste GRANGER & Susanne COMIER [CORMIER]; Spons: Pierre GUEDRY & Marie LANDRY. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (SM Ch.: v.7, #128)

LANDRY, Marie Carmesile (Celestin - inhabitant at la Cote Gelee & Marguerite GRANGER) b. 6 Sept. 1818, bt. 14 March 1819 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste GRANGER & dec. Susanne CORMIER; Spons: Cyprien DUHON & Marguerite TRAHAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #596)

2. LANDRY, Maria Marcela (Joseph & Maria Rosa MELANCON), bt. 17 Mar 1793, bn. 1 Mar 1793, spo. Pedro Baptiste LANDRY & Maria Magdalena LEBLANC (DBR v. 2, p.441, ASC-5, 78)

LANDRY, Marcellite (minor daughter of Joseph - of Cote Gelee & Marie MELANCON) m. 1 Aug. 1809 Celestin PREJEAN (major son of dec. Charles - a la Cote Gelee & Marguerite RICHARD) Wits: Etienne LEFEVRE, Fabien LANDRY, Hyacinthe JACQUET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #157)

PREJEAN, Celestin (major son of dec. Charles - a la Cote Gelee & Marguerite RICHARD) m. 1 Aug. 1809 Marcellite LANDRY (minor daughter of Joseph - of Cote Gelee & Marie MELANCON) Wits: Etienne LEFEVRE, Fabien LANDRY, Hyacinthe JACQUET. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #157)

PREJEAN, Marie Melanie (Celestin - of La Cote Gelee & Marie Melanie LANDRY) b. 10 May 1810, bt. 2 Sept. 1810 Pats: dec. Charles PREJEAN & Marguerite RICHARD; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Michel BROUSARD & Marie MELANCON - all of this parish. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #972)

PREJEAN, Marie Uranie (Celestin - of La Cote Gelee & Marcellite LANDRY) b. 4 Aug. 1812, bt. 3 Jan. 1813 Pats: dec. Charles PREJEAN & Marguerite RICHARD; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Jean Baptiste COMMEAU & Marie MELANCON, maternal grandmother. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1456)

PREJEAN, Euphemie (Celestin - of la Cote Gelee & Marie Marcellite LANDRY) b. 3 Jan. 1815, bt. 12 March 1815 Pats: dec. Charles PREJEAN & Marguerite RICHARD; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Spons: Celestin LANDRY & Magdeleine PREJEAN, femme CLARKE [wife of CLARKE]. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1792)

PREJEAN, Marie Celeste (Celestin - inhabitant at la Cote Gelee & Marie Marcellite LANDRY) b. 4 Aug. 1817, bt. 2 Nov. 1817 Pats: dec. Charles PREJEAN & Marguerite RICHARD; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Spons: Jean Pierre DESCUIRS & Celeste COMMEAU. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #246)

3. LANDRY, Eloy (Joseph & Marie Rose MELANCON) bt. 19 April 1795 at age 4 mths. Spons: Joseph BROUSSARD & Pelagie BROUSSARD. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #650)
LANDRY, Norbert (Eloy - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marguerite Cidalise BABIN) b. 24 Feb. 1820, bt. 16 April 1820 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & dec. Marie MELANCON; Mats: Alexandre BABIN & Anne DUHON; Spons: Jean LANDRY & Pelagie TRAHAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #827)

LANDRY, Marie Josephine (Eloi Joseph & Magdelaine BABIN) b. 3 Aug. 1821, bt. 18 Nov. 1821 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Alexandre BABIN & Annette DUHON; Spons: Louis GRANGE & Marie ALGREVE [perhaps HARGRAVE]. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #1123)

LANDRY, Terence (Eloy Giss(?) [also Joseph] & Magdelaine Cidalise BABIN) bt. 24 Jan. 1830 at age 2 1/2 mths. Pats: "Grand pere" [grandfather] as Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Spons: Maximilien LANDRY & Phelonise HEBERT. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.128, #271)

4. LANDRY, boy (Joseph & Marie Rose MELANCON - of this parish) bur. 11 Jan. 1797 at age 5 days. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.4, #103)

5. LANDRY, Rosemond (Joseph - of Acadia & Marie Rose MELANCON - of St. James Parish on the Mississippi) b. 18 June 1798, bt. 19 Aug. 1798 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marguerite THERIOT - of Acadia; Mats: Jean MELANCON & Osite DUPUI - of Acadia; Spons: Charles COMO & Marguerite THIBAUDAU. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.5, #78)

LANDRY, Rosemond - native of this parish (major son of Joseph - inhabitant at La Cote gelee & dec. Marie MELANCON) m. 12 June 1821 Carmelite COMEAUX - native of this parish (minor daughter of Jean Baptiste COMMEAU - inhabitant at La Cote Gelee & Rosalie PREJEAN) Wits: Joseph LANDRY, Celestin PREJEAN, Isidore BROUSSARD, Michel BROUSSARD, Louis DUGAS fils [Jr.], Pierre BROUSSARD fils [Jr.], Baptiste COMAUX, Rosalie PREJEAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #250)

COMEAUX, Carmelite - native of this parish (minor daughter of Jean Baptiste COMMEAU - inhabitant at La Cote Gelee & Rosalie PREJEAN) m. 12 June 1821 Rosemond LANDRY - native of this parish (major son of Joseph - inhabitant at La Cote gelee & dec. Marie MELANCON) Wits: Joseph LANDRY, Celestin PREJEAN, Isidore BROUSSARD, Michel BROUSSARD, Louis DUGAS fils [Jr.], Pierre BROUSSARD fils [Jr.], Baptiste COMAUX, Rosalie PREJEAN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #250)

LANDRY, Clement Rosemond (Rosemond & Carmelite COMMAU) b. 22 Feb. 1824, bt. 31 Oct. 1824 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste COMMAU & Roselie PREJEAN; Spons: Joseph Estenville LANDRY & Rosalie Melanie COMMEAU. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #1516)

LANDRY, Charles Numma (Rosemond & Carmeite COMMEAU) b. 1 Jan. 1826, bt. 7 May 1826 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste COMMEAU & Rosalie PREJEAN; Spons: Ursin LANDRY & Marie Josephine COMMEAU. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #1732)

LANDRY, Jean Baptiste Desire (Rosemond & Carmelite COMMEAU) b. 16 Dec. 1827, bt. 4 March 1829 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste COMMEAU & Rosalie PREJEAN; Spons: Jean Baptiste Desire COMMEAU & Marguerite Silvanie COMMEAU. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #2151)

LANDRY, Magdelaine Ema (Rosemond & Carmelite COMEAU) b. 26 Feb. 1830, bt. 9 June 1830 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Mats: Jean Baptiste COMEAU & Rosalie PREJEAN; Spons: Pierre LASSALLE & Magdelaine PREJEAN. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.7, #2385)

LANDRY, Noemie (Rogemond [Rosemond] & Carmelite COMEAUX) b. 8 Dec. 1832, bt. 2 June 1833 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Spons: Charles Euclise COMEAUX & Marie Emilia LANDRY. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.4, p.61, #86)

6. LANDRY, Maximilien (Joseph - of Acadia & Marie Rose MELANCON - of St. James parish on the Mississippi) b. 15 May 1800, bt. 24 Aug. 1800 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marguerite THERIAUT - of Acadia; Spons: Simon GRANGER & Felice LANDRY. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.5, #308)

LANDRY, Maximillien (Joseph & Marie Roze MELANCON) m. 20 May 1850 Marie BERTRAND (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 270)

7. LANDRY, Marie Magdeleine (Joseph - of Acadia & Marie Rose MELANCON - of St. James on the Mississippi) b. 4 Nov. 1802, bt. 6 March 1803 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marie THERIOT; Mats: Jean MELANCON & Ozite DUPUY - all of Acadia; Spons: Alexandre LANDRY & Angelique BROUSSARD. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (SM Ch.: v.6, #4)

LANDRY, Marie Magdelaine - (minor daughter of Joseph & Marie MELANCON) m. 14 Feb. 1820 Louis BOUDREAU - inhabitant of this parish (major son of Jean & Dorothee COMEAU) Wits: Charles COMEAU, Louis GRANGE, Charles COMEAU fils, Rosemond LANDRY. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.6, #178)

BOUDREAUX, Louis - inhabitant of this parish (major son of Jean & Dorothee COMEAU) m. 14 Feb. 1820 Marie Magdelaine LANDRY (minor daughter of Joseph & Marie MELANCON) Wits: Charles COMEAU, Louis GRANGE, Charles COMEAU fils, Rosemond LANDRY. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.6, #178)

BOUDREAUX, Marie Virginie (Louis BOUDROT - inhabitant at Vermillion & Marie Magdeleine LANDRY) b. 20 Dec. 1820, bt. 12 June 1821 Pats: Jean Charles BOUDROT & Dorothee COMMEAU; Mats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie MELANCON; Spons: Joseph LANDRY - maternal grandfather & Dorothee COMMEAU - paternal grandmother. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.7, #1047)
8. LANDRY, Ursin (Joseph - of Cote Gelee & Marie Rose MELANSON) b. 4 Dec. 1804, bt. 3 Feb. 1805 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marguerite THERIOT; Mats: Jean MELANSON & Ositte DUPUY; Spons: Olivier LANDRY, fils & Marcelline LANDRY, sister of the baptized. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #221)

LANDRY, Ursin - native of St. Martin Parish (major son of dec. Joseph & dec. Marie Rose MELANCON) m. 10 May 1830 Clemence GRANGER - native of St. Martin Parish (minor daughter of Charles & dec. Constance MIRRE) Wits: Charles GRANGER, Celestin PREJEAN, Camile BROUSSARD. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf.Ch.: v.2, p.18, #18)

GRANGER, Clemence - native of St. Martin Parish (minor daughter of Charles & dec. Constance MIRRE) m. 10 May 1830 Ursin LANDRY - native of St. Martin Parish (major son of dec. Joseph & dec. Marie Rose MELANCON) Wits: Charles GRANGER, Celestin PREJEAN, Camile BROUSSARD. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf.Ch.: v.2, p.18, #18)

9. LANDRY, Joseph (Joseph - of la Cote Gelee & Marie Rose MELANCON) b. 15 Feb. 1807, bt. 26 April 1807 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marguerite THERIOT; Mats: Jean MELANCON & Marguerite DUPUY; Spons: Celestin LANDRY & Celeste COMEAU. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #384)

LANDRY, Marie Elodie (Joseph Justinville & Marcelite LANDRY) bt. 22 Feb. 1829 at age 5 mths. & 10 days Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Spons: Eugene MELANCON & Euphemie PREJEAN. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.85, #124)

LANDRY, Neuville (Joseph & Marcelite LANDRY) b. 20 Feb. 1830, bt. 15 June 1830 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & "maternels" [maternal grandparents] as: Marie Rose MELANCON [although the record here lists the paternal grandmother instead]; Spons: Maximilien LANDRY & Carmelite COMEAU. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.255, #350)

10. LANDRY, Onesime (Joseph - of la Cote Gelee & Marie MELANCON) b. 27 Oct. 1810, bt. 10 March 1811 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marguerite THERIOT; Mats: Jean MELANCON & Ositte DUPUIS; Spons: Eloy LANDRY & Apolonie BROUSSARD. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1114)
LANDRY, Emilie (Onezime & Carmelite LANDRY) b. 26 April 1830, bt. 6 June 1830 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & "maternels" [maternal grandparents] as: Marie Rose MELANCON [although the record here actually gives the paternal grandmother instead]; Spons: Desire LANDRY & Marguerite LANDRY. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.152, #341)

LANDRY, Jule (Onezime & Carmelite LANDRY) b. 7 Feb. 1832, bt. 25 March 1832 Pats: Joseph LANDRY & Marie Rose MELANCON; Spons: Hyllaire LANDRY & Josephine LANDRY. Fr. Laurent PEYRETTI (Laf. Ch.: v.3, p.143, #36)

11. LANDRY, Marguerite Meline (Joseph - of la Cote Gelee & Marie MELANCON) b. 1 April 1814, bt. 22 Aug. 1814 Pats: Rene LANDRY & Marie THERIOT; Mats: dec. Jean MELANCON & Ositte DUPUY; Spons: Alexandre HEBERT & Marie Zeline LANDRY. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.6, #1735)

LANDRY, Marguerite (Joseph & Marie Rose MELANCON) m. 29 April 1833 Ursin BERNARD (Laf. Ch.: v. 2, p. 92)

Other records

Bona Arcenault, in Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens, mentions other children of Joseph LANDRY and Marie MELANÇON.  Two entries from this work are known to me:
1. Marie Melanie dit MARCELLOTE LANDRY, 1788 fils de Joseph et de Marie Anne MELANCON epousa a Saint Martinville le 1 aout 1809, Celestin PREJEAN, fils de Charles et de Marguerite RICHARD.  (Vol. 6, p. 2532)

This appears to be the same person as Marcellite LANDRY, child #2 of family #2.  Compare the marriage date and the name and parents of the husband.  There is no way that the bride's mother's name can be Marie Anne.  At least two of this woman's children have their grandmother's name listed as Marie Rose.

2. JOSEPH LANDRY, 1753, fils de Firmin et de Francoise Thibodeaux, marie vers 1775 a Marie-Anne Melancon. Enfants: Elise, b. 24 Dec., 1778;  Lucie, bt. at 3 mos. 23 April., 1780;  Agricole, bn. ca. 1780-1781; Anastasie, b. 1785; Celestin, vers 1786; Cyrille, b. 1787; Marie-Melanie, vers 1788; Joseph-Dionisus, b. 9 Dec.1788; Onesime, vers 1790; Pantaleon, b. 1790-91; Seraphine, b. 1793; Maximilien, b. 11 Nov.,1795. Doralise [listed in succession and probably born in 1797-98 after Joseph died] Il este decede a Donaldsonville, [error, he died in St. Martinville] le juin 1797.  (Vol. 6, pp. 2529-30)

(Information in square brackets in the above entry is from Don Landry.)

I do not know Arcenault's source for the above information.  It appears to come from a succession, and if so, it presumably lists the living children of family #1 at the time of the death of Joseph LANDRY #1 in June 1797.

Differences with my list:

(1) Joseph b. 13 May 1779 is missing.  A reasonable guess would be that this child died young, or at least, died before his father.

(2) Lucie appears to be the same person for which SWLR records a baptism of Louis LANDRY.  Which name is correct cannot be determined.

(3) Marie Magdeleine b. 29 June 1782 and Rosalie b. 7 Feb. 1784 are missing.  They both were still having children long after their father's death in 1797, and there are sufficient entries in SWLR with the mother's name Anne or Marie Anne to be certain that they belong to family #1.  However, the birth entries for both of these daughters have the mother's surname garbled, so Arcenault may have missed them.

(4) Celestin b. around 1786 is known nowhere else.  There is a Celestin in family #2, b. between 1789 and 1791.

(5) Marie Melanie b. around 1788 appears to be the Marie Melanie dit Marcellote mentioned previously.  This is clearly a confusion between the two families.

(6) Onesime b. around 1790 is known nowhere else.  He would be 20 years older than the Onesime who is child #10 of family #2.

(7) Doralise, possibly born posthumously, is clearly the same as the Louise whose marriage is recorded in SWLR on 23 Nov. 1813.  This is not a problem.

I have not examined Arcenault's work directly.  But I am suspicious that this entry is his reconstruction from other data, not a transcription from a succession.  In the absence of a check of his sources, in the presence of some clear contradictions between this entry and those in SWLR, and in light of the fact that there are many errors known in Arcenault's work, I am inclined to discount this entry.  Therefore, I have no evidence of a Celestin, Marie Melanie, or Onesime in family #1.

Other problems

The entry for Elise LANDRY, child #1 of family #1, gives both her birth and baptism dates, and indicates that she was baptised in 1805 at the age of 27!  This is especially odd since all of her younger siblings were baptized far earlier than 1805, including three (Pantaleon, Seraphie, and Maximien) who were baptized at one time in 1795 when Fr. Michel Barriere preached a mission near their home.

There is also a problem comparing the birth date of Elise with the baptism date of Joseph, the next younger sibling.  The two dates are too close.

One possible explanation could be that the birth date listed for Elise is either a typo or a misreading of the original record.  Suppose that the correct birth date was 24 Dec. 1798 (a 9 read as a 7 in the year).  This would imply that Elise is the same person as Louise or Doralise, child #13 of this family, whose birth record has not been found in SWLR.  However, the birth would be too long after the death of Joseph LANDRY #1 for credibility.  (Maybe the date should be in 1797?  But now, I am just guessing.)

It is also curious that the date of baptism of Elise, 4 Nov. 1805, is also the date of her mother's death.  Perhaps the priest was called to attend the dying woman, and discovered an unbaptised child (or young woman, if the quoted birth date is accurate) in the home.

I consider this an unsolved problem.  Suggestions, and even better, evidence pointing toward a solution, would be welcome.

I am indebted to Karen Theriot for pointing out this problem to me about a year ago, and for suggesting the possible explanation outlined above.

H. George Friedman, Jr.
August 2001
(Revised February 2004)


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