ANTOINE BORDELON I
Birth: 1733 in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Territory
Death: 24 NOV 1785 in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana Territory
Burial: 25 NOV 1785 St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Military Service: Major Aide with Galvez during the American Revolution
The first evidence of the presence of Antoine Bordelon at Avoyelles is the 1785 Census. His name is the last entry on the Census. Notes of his burial, on November 25, 1785, are recorded in the registries of St. Francis Church in Point Coupee The record states that "he died in the night without rites." Although Antoine may have returned to Pointe Coupee after the census, it is more likely that the priest just recorded the death in the burial records there, as there was no church in Avoyelles. Likewise, the baptisms of the children of Antoine born in the 1780s may have been born at Avoyelles, but recorded in Pointe Coupee.
At the baptism of his son Francois in 1771, Antoine Bordelon was listed as the Assistant Regimental Adjutant (Aide Major) of the militia and Warden of the Parish Church (marguillier de cette paroisse).
The burial of Antoine's widow is also recorded at Pointe Coupee, September 23, 1792
Of the 12 children of both marriages (Pierre, Marianne, Lucile, Augustin, Francois, Vallery, and Zenon) can be placed at Avoyelles Post. Antoine II was at Natchitoches Post 26 January 1795 as a witness of the marriage of his cousin, Hypolite Bordelon. Victorie, and her husband George Baron III were in Avoyelles later. Hilaire's marriage to Sophie Soileau is recorded at the Opelousas Post. Antoine, II was at Natchitoches Post January 26, 1795 as a witness of his cousin Hypolite 's marriage. There is no further record of Antoine, II.
Vallery and Zenon were members of the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury after statehood of Louisiana.
Francois became a Justice of the Peace in 1817. By 1832 at his death, he had acquired much land, being one of the largest landowners in Marksville, owning much of the south half of the town to the Tunica Reservation.
Because Antoine Bordelon served as Assistant Regimental Adjutant of the militia he has been declared a Revolutionary Patriot by virtue of his service with Galvez at the time of the American Revolution.
Father: GABRIEL LAURENT BORDELON b: 25 OCT 1696 in Notre Dame Parish, Le Harve, Haute-Normandie, Dept de la Seine-Maritime, France
Mother: ANNE FRANCOISE ROLLAND b: 1699 in St. Germain, L'Aurerois, Paris, France
Marriage 1 Marianne DECUIR b: 27 NOV 1740 in Point Coupee Post, Louisiana Territory
Married: 23 APR 1759 in St. Francis Catholic Chruch, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Marriage contract was signed April 2, 1759.
Witnesses to the marriage were, Jean Stephen, Joseph Dedoux, Francois Mayeux, Sarazin, Moreau, & Antoine Bordelon.
April 20, 1759
Consenting for the future bride - Pierre Ledoux, husband of Cecile Rondo, her mother; Jean Decuir, her uncle; Louis Bordelon called La Vallee, her brother-in-law; Francois Mayeux, and Paul Moro her firends.
A mutual promise this marriage to be solemnized in the Holy Roman Apostolic Catholic Church.
Both parties agree to the community of acquets and gains according to the custom of Paris.
The future husband makes a marriage settlement of his furture wife of 1,000 livres, the principal of which will be reserved for any children to be born to this marriage.
The dowry of the future bride consists of 2,511 livres, 5 sols, including a sum of 1.247 livres, 5 sols due her from the Succession of her father. One-third of her dowry will fall into the community, the other two-thirds to revert of any children to be born of future marriage.
The parties agree to a preciput of 300 libres. They make a mutual donation to each other of all of their property.
Signing Cecile Rondot, wife of Pierre Ledoux, Antoine Bordelon, Jean Stephan, Lafleur, Bordelon, Sarrazin, Moro, Francois Mayeux, Jacque Darcantel.
Ch. Benoist, Royal Notary at Pointe Coupee.
Antoine Bordelon is the common ancestor of most of the Bordelon family of Avoyelles, which for the entire 20th century was the most listed surname in phone books of the area.
PIERRE BORDELON I b: 22 OCT 1761 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana Territory
MARIANNE BORDELON b: 22 APR 1764 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana c: 10 JUN 1764
Antoine BORDELON II b: 14 FEB 1767 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana c: 29 MAR 1767 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
AUGUSTIN BORDELON I b: 10 NOV 1768 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana c: 9 DEC 1768 in St. Francis Catholic Church, New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Fran¨ois BORDELON I b: 26 FEB 1771 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana c: 11 MAR 1771 in ,Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Lucie (Lucille) BORDELON b: 24 OCT 1773 in Pointe Coupee Post, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Hilaire BORDELON I b: 10 DEC 1777 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana
Marriage 2 Marguerite Perrine FREDERIC b: 1747 in New Orleans, Louisiana Territory
Married: 20 JUL 1779 in St. Francois Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Marriage contract signed July 17, 1779.
Witnesses to the marriage were: Jean Pierre Le Coux, Jean Baptiste Tounier, Antoine Doza, and George Baron.
Felicite BORDELON b: 26 MAR 1780 baptism recorded in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana
Victoire BORDELON b: 20 MAY 1781 baptism recorded in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana
Valery BORDELON I b: 1782 baptism recorded in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana
Zenon BORDELON I b: 29 SEP 1782 baptism recorded in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana c: 29 MAR 1783 in Pointe Coupee Post, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana
Charles BORDELON b: 29 SEP 1782 baptism recorded in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana c: 29 MAR 1783 in Point Coupee, Louisiana
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