Saturday, April 27, 2013

Celebrating 314 Years of Gulf Coast Living


Happy Birthday Gulf Coast!

314 years ago my family came to the Gulf Coast from Canada with D'Iberville. These people faced considerable hardship as they slowly turned a wilderness of swamps and bayous into a habitable place to live. Today we celebrate and remember those that came here looking for a new life, a fresh start in a wild new land called the Louisiana Colony.


List of Canadian engag├ęs that were recruited by D'Iberville in 1697

Joseph de Robitaille
Pierre Marot
Sausie (Saucier)
Joseph Chenie
Carcy
Laplaine
Bellefon
Pierre Villaire
Francoise Faux
Berichon
Matte
Anthoine Roussin
Paul Ducheron
Maurice Crepeau
Pierre Allain
Jean Piere
Philipe de Briere
Alexis Franocis
Louise Lemoine
Jean Trepanie
Jean Francois Ayet
Forestier
Clement
Graveline
Ange Guion
Charles Carose
Nicholas Chauvin
Lamarche
Beau Soleil
Jacques Chauvin
Andre Roy
Laval
Ste Mare
Labarre
Laramee
Luca
LaFontaine
St Martin
le Garcon
Leveille
Jean Baptiste Turpin
Pierre LaFontaine
Claude Trepanie
Bonne Volonte
la Junesse
Charles Aigron
Lavigne
Antoine Duclos
Charles Francouer
Jean la Briere
Monsiuer Caumon
Lamarche
Laviolette
le Piemontois
Charles Savage
Brossard
Bellerive
la Tulipe
Poudrie
Gaulin
la Doceur
Bastien Charpantier
la Chambre
Pierre Martin
Monsieur St. Denis
Jean Gautier
Joyeuse
Gilbert d'Ardeene
Prevost
Boubonniere
Sans Chargrin
Denis Darbois
Jean Geofroy
Jeremie
Francois Hamel
Joseph la Pointe
Pierre l'Arrivee
Jacques  la Brie
Lavergne
Ignace Simon
dit Lapointe
la Boutillerie
Minet
Courville
LaLoire
Jean Aussou
Simon Lespine
Dore
Montreuil
sans Cartier
la Fortune
Matagon
Coeurbien
St Michel
Gros Jean
Bourgeois
Dupre Bombardeur
Jean Momtanboux

(Archives du Port  de Rochefort)








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