Saturday, March 9, 2013

Surname Saturday- Orillion

My Acadian Roots


Joseph Orillion dit Champagne was born in Port-Royal in 1718. He was the son of Charles Orillion dit Champagne, who had come from France to Canada in 1703, and Marie Anne Bastarache.
 Joseph married Marguerite Dugas in 1746,  at Port-Royal. She was the daughter of Francois Dugas and Claire Marie Bourg. Their children were, Joseph born 1748 and Marguerite born 1750.

 During  Le Grand Derangement, Joseph and his family left Pointe Beauséjour and settled in South Carolina. Joseph apparently died in South Carolina as in 1763 the orphan children of Joseph were listed as living with their relatives.

In 1765 Joseph Orillion, the son, and his sister Marguerite came to the Louisiana territory with their Uncle Joseph Marant and his wife, their maternal aunt, Angelique Dugas. 

Joseph Orillion married Marie Rose Breaux daughter of Pierre Breaux in 1770 at Ascension, La. They settled in St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, where they raised their family. Joseph Orillion died in St Gabriel in 1810.

Joseph and Marie Rose's daughter Marie Josephe Orillion was born in St. Gabriel on 19 Nov 1772. She married Joseph Phillipe Roth, son of Joseph Roth and Antoinette LaMare. 

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating Michelle! I knew nothing about "Le Grand Deragement" or anything about this part of the world... so thankyou very much. Best regards, Catherine.