Hello! Hebert/Gagnard possible connection.
My father has published some research on our Creole or non-Acadian Hebert family.
It can be located in La Voix Des Prairies
Starting on page 69
Ms. Rosie Wells is a very good researcher and is helping research this family also.
Ville Platte Library has copies of La Voix Des Prairies and these:
The Alexandria Genealogical Library - Downtown Alexandria
Louisiana State Library
Dupre Library - Lafayette
Calcasieu Public Library
Nicholls State University Library
New Orleans Public Library
This was published by the Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society - founded 1980
He has compiled much more and would like to share with others and learn more.
I have tried to get a copy of Joe Hebert's book to see about the "Mobile connection" but have not been able to locate it or confirm that this Hebert line came from Mobile with the Fontenots etc.
I have contacted Burgundy and had some good help from Mr. Jaques Louvel but no sure family connections. Martigny Le Comte is a very small village even to this day and the church records were probably burned during the Revolution.
We want very much to learn the origins of our family.
Please forward to persons who will interested in this data and more. My father also has information on my mother's Guillory/Berzas, Deshotel side. My Hebert family is from the Joachim line. Fontenots, Shuff, Deshotels, Ortegos, Gagnards....
Please contact us for more information. We want to share, learn, and join people doing research in this area.
Thank you and we look forward to hear from you!
Michael Adan Hebert
P.O. Box 575
318-445-2411 x203 (WK#) Rapides Parish Library
Roland Hypolite Hebert
P.O. Box 273
Pine Prairie, LA
Rosie Wells provided great information.
Generation No. 1
1. Francois Hebert of Martigny le Comte in Burgandy, France (Philippe & Marguerite Lambert, both dec'd.) m. 9 Apr. 1771 Marie Anne Marcantel (Francois & Anne Rondot, dec'd.) Wits: Marcantel & Philippe Hebert (PCP-2, part 2, 105 also PCP-4, 66) BRDA, V. 2, p. 360
Children of Francois Hebert & Marie Marcantel:
1) Joseph Hebert, b. unknown
2) Joachim Hebert, Sr. b. Bef. May 07, 1781, Ouachita, Territory of New Orleans; d. Bef. July 02, 1823, St. Landry Parish (LSAR: Opel.: 1823)
3) Dorothy (Cecile) Hebert, b. Abt. 1770, St. Landry Parish, d. Abt. 1797, St. Landry Parish
Generation No. 2
2. Joseph Hebert (Francois, Philippe) was b. unknown. He married Elizabeth Fontenot September 09, 1816, Opel. Ch., d/o Francois Fontenot and Therese Hingle. She was b. November 29, 1799, Opel. Ch., d. August 17, 1839, Opel. Ch.
Notes for Elizabeth Fontenot:
Isabelle Fontenot (Francois & Therese Aygle (Hingle) b. 29 Nov. 1799, bt. Sunday, 1 Feb. 1801. Pats: Philip Fontenot & Marie Brignac; Mats: Jacob Aygle & Martha Paquet; Spons: Joseph Andre Pons (Andrepont) & Magdeleine Fontenaut. Fr. Pedro de Zamora (Opel. Ch.: v. 1-B, p. 189) Hebert, V. 1-A, p. 311
Marriage Notes for Joseph Hebert and Elizabeth Fontenot:
Elisabeth Fontenot, native of this parish (minor d/o Francois Fontenau, native of this parish & Therese Hingle, native of Mobile & inhabitants of the Prairie Mamou area in this parish) m. 9 Sept. 1816 Joseph Hebert, native of this parish (minor s/o Francois Hebert, native of la bourgogne in France & Marie Marcantel, native of la Pointe Couppee, inhabitants of this parish at prairie mamou). Wits: Joachin Hebert, groom's eldest brother representing the parents, Francois Fontenot, brides father, Francois Fontenot fils (Jr).), Vital Pepin, Valeri Roy, Nice, William Henry Hargeroeder. Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere (Opel. Ch.: v. 1-B, p. 189) Hebert, V. 2-A, p. 275
Children of Joseph Hebert & Elizabeth Fontenot:
i. Joseph Hebert, b. July 14, 1817, Opel. Ch.
ii. Onezime Hebert, b. January 30, 1919, Opel. Ch.
iii. Marie Hebert, b. January 18, 1821, Opel. Ch.
iv. Francois Hebert, b. April 22, 1823, Opel. Ch.
v. Paul Hebert, b. September 28, 1825, Opel. Ch.
vi. Leon Hebert, b. January 09, 1828, Opel. Ch.
vii. Hilaire Hebert, b. January 09, 1830, Opel. Ch.
viii. Irma Hebert, b. September 05, 1831, Opel. Ch.
ix. Adolphe Hebert, b. July 03, 1836, Opel. Ch.
3. Joachim Hebert, Sr. (Francois, Phillippe) was born Bef. May 07, 1781, Ouachita, Territory of New Orleans and died Bef. July 02, 1823 in St. Landry Parish (LSAR: Opel.: 1823). He married (#1) Therese Gagnard, d/o Jacques Gagnard and Ursule Juneau. Therese Gagnard was born. Abt. 1782, and died July 21, 1806 in St. Landry Parish, bur. age 23 yrs. Opel. Ch. Joachim m. (#2) Marie Fontenot January 27, 1811, Opel. Ch., d/o of Francois Fontenot and Therese Hingle. She was b. Bef. December 14, 1794, Opel. Ch.
Children of Joachim Hebert and Therese Gagnard are:
i. Joachim Hebert, Jr., bt. August 18, 1803, age 18 months, Opel. Ch.
ii. Celeste Hebert, bt. August 15, 1804, age 6 mo., Opel. Ch.
Children of Joachim Hebert and Marie Fontenot are:
iii. Leufroy Hebert, b. May 13, 1812, bt. Opel. Ch., m. Louise Miller (Jean Frederic Miller, Jr. & Elise Fruge), July 09, 1831, Opel Ch. Louise was b. May 24, 1815, Opel. Ch.
iv. Emerente Hebert, b. January 23, 1814, Opel. Ch.
v. Marcelite Hebert, December 11, 1815, Opel. Ch.; d. Bef. January 26, 1857 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #2973-A)
vi. Pauline Hebert, b. April 28, 1818, Opel. Ch.; d. August 23, 1850, Opel. Ch.
vii. Cyprien Hebert, September 28, 1820, Opel. Ch.
At first glance, it appeared Joe Hebert and I had followed the same Hebert families, however, I do not have any descendants from Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis Parishes.
Calcasieu Parish was created in 1840 from St. Landry Parish. The earliest records can still be found in St. Landry Parish. Remember, our ancestors did not move, the parish boundaries changed.
The Lake Charles fire of 1910 destroyed the Calcasieu Parish Court House and the early records of the Catholic Church. These records begin in 1913. Jefferson Davis Parish was created in 1913 from Calcasieu Parish. These records also begin in 1913.
Brothers, Joseph & Joachim Hebert, sons of Francois Hebert and Marie Anne Marguerite Marcantel, married in st. Landry Parish, sisters, Elizabeth & Marie Fontenot, daughters of Philippe Fontenot dit St. Philippe and Marie Nicole Brignac.
Francois Hebert m. Marie Anne Marguerite Marcantel in Pointe Coupee.
Question: Was Francois Hebert at the Poste des Alibamons before he married?
Philippe Fontenot dit St. Philippe m. Marie Nicole Brignac in Mobile, AL. Philippe Fontenot dit St. Philippe and two of his sons, Joseph Philippe LaRose Fontenot and Louis Philippe Fontenot, rendered Patriotic Service during the Rev. War. (DAR Patriotic Index). I decend from both sons.
Question: Have you looked for your Heberts in the DAR Index? If they rendered patriotic service during the Rev. War, the book should tell you where they served and that may answer the question of whether or not they were at the Poste des Alibamons.
Rosie Morein Wells
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