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From: "Gary Darnsteadt" <>
Subject: Re: [ACADIAN] LeBleu confusion?
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:01:52 -0700
I never saw an answer to your question, so I took a look for you. I think
the following entries prove that Martin Camersac LEBLEU & Bartolome LEBLEU
are the same person. To be 100% sure, I think you would have to read Martin
COMERSAC LEBLEU's will at the LSAR or perhaps someone else could provide
1 -- On 26 Oct 1769, Barthelmy LEBLEUX married Marie Josephe De LA MIRANDE.
"De LA MIRANDE, Marie Josephe (Joseph De LA MIRANDE & Hypolite [omitted])
native of Kaskaskia, Illinois, Parish of Immaculate Conception, married 16
October 1769 Barthelmy LEBLEUX (Louis LEBLEUX & Marie GENTILS, both
deceased) of Arkansas. [both residents at the Opelousas, went to Pointe
Coupee to have the nuptual benediction since there was no priest at
Opelousas.] Witnesses who signed: Josephe De La MIRNADE, fils (Jr), Marie
CHAUVIN, COURTABLEAU, BARON, fils (Jr). Fr. IRENNE, Cap(uchin)." (DBR Vol.
1b, Pages 51 & 104 (PCP-4, 47 also PCP-2, 83))
2 -- On 30 Oct 1789, Arsene LEBLEU the son of Bartholomew BLEUVE & Marie
Josephe LA MIRANDE is baptized.
"LEBLEU, Arsene (Bartholomew BLEUVE & Marie Josephe LA MIRANDE) bt. 30 Oct.
1789 - supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home.
Spons: Joseph TESIER & Hipolitte BARTHOLOMEW. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA, Capuchin
priest." (Opel Ch Vol. 1A, Page 94)
3 -- On 22 Jun 1816, The baptism of Arsene's son, Martin LEBLEU, lists the
paternal grandparents as Martin CAMARSAC & Jospehe LAMIRANDE.
"LEBLEU, Martin (Celeste ANDRES & according to what they declared to me -
Arsene LEBLEU, of this parish) b. 1 Dec. 1815, bt. 22 June 1816 Pats:
Martin CAMARSAC - from around Bordeaux in France & Josephe LAMIRANDE; Mats:
Benjamin ANDRES - of Atakapas & Marthe HAYSE - from Natches, inhabiting "La
Riviere Carcoussion" [Calcasieu River]; Spons: Martin LEBLEU & Sarah
ANDRES. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE." (Opel Ch Vol. 2, Page 80)
4 -- On 21 Feb 1817, Martin LEBLEU COMERSAC's will was probated (He had
actually died in 1797.)
"LEBLEU, Arsene (Martin & Josette LAMIRANDE) In will of Martin COMERSAC
dated 21 Feb. 1817 (LSAR: Opel.:1817)"
"LEBLEU, Martin - natural children with Josette LAMIRANDE: Arsene;
Baptiste; Martin; Catherine m. Charles SALLIER. He states that he never
married. Will dated 21 Feb. 1817 (LSAR: Opel.:1817)
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Gordon Bonnet
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:12 AM
Subject: [ACADIAN] LeBleu confusion?
Are Martin Camersac dit LeBleu and Bartolome LeBleu the same person?
It appears that a lot of people think so, but I wonder. There's the
following record of Martin:
LEBLEU, Martin - natural children with Josette LAMIRANDE: Arsene;
Baptiste; Martin; Catherine m. Charles SALLIER. He states that he
never married. Will dated 21 Feb. 1817 (LSAR: Opel:1817)
Josette is also called (in other records) Marie Josephe.
Then, there's the following:
LEBLEU, Hipollite (Bartholome & Marie Josephe DE LA MIRANDE) bt. 11
Oct. 1780 at age 2 mths. Spons: Joseph ROMAN & Louise FONTENEAU. Fr.
L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.39)
Hypolite's father is called Bartholome. The mother appears to be the
same...? (Incidentally, although Hypolite is usually a man's name,
this one appears to be a woman:
BENOIT, Sebastien - widower of Carcachou [Calcasieu] River m. 20 Aug.
1800 Hipolite LEBLEU - of Calcasieu River (Barthelemy & Marie Josephe
LAMIRANDE) Wits: Charles EBERE [HEBERT], Joseph CANPOS, PHAVRON. Fr.
Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.90)
Note that the father is still Barthelemy, not Martin.)
Can anyone clear this up?
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