Alexis Thibodeau was born Abt. 1723 in Acadia, and died 24 July 1802 in Nicolet, Quebec.
First wife Marie Anne Blanchard was born Abt. 1723 in Acadia, and died Bet. 1756 - 17 February 1762 in Philadelphia, PA. They were married Abt. 1743 in Pisiquit, Acadia.
Their children were:
1- Simon Thibodeau b: Abt. 1744 Acadia; d: 24 October 1819 St. Denis sur Richelieu, Quebec
+Marie Anne Drolet m: 12 June 1775 Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Quebec; d: 6 June 1816
Notes for Simon Thibodeau:
In 1755 Simon's family was sent to Philadelphia, then Boston c1763, and then Quebec c1770. In 1774, Simon was residing at the Saint-Roch suburb where he bought a frame house 'falling to ruin', with an aim of establishing a shop there as a potter. His father-in-law was a master blacksmith. In Autumn 1776 he was with the Canadian militia pushing back the attack by the American troops. He left in 1776 to settle in Saint-Denis in hopes of arranging a workshop there. This was a better spot for his business and also better access to the clay he needed. He sold this site to Louis Robichaud in 1785 and established himself on the riverbank. He hired Joseph Leprince in 1779 for a 6-year apprenticeship and Nicolas Prevot in 1788 for 12 years. His business prospered. In 1783 he was granted a concession by the Jesuits to build a house with a cattle shed on a site in the Saint-Roch suburb in Quebec. He rented the house to his brother-in-law Francois Coupeau in 1788 and sold it for £240 in 1815. He also rented another house in Saint-Roch to a master cooper. He acquired a farm, a ground with wood to supply the furnaces and smallholdings in the Saint-Denis area. A close relative Pierre Vincent became to some extent his agent in Quebec charged with collecting his rents. When his wife died in 1816 an inventory of their goods totaled approx. 15,000 livres in Spanish piastres. He also held several loans and four pieces of land in the Richelieu valley. His house was very large and comparable with the notable houses in the village. His furniture was of good quality and his goods testament to his wealth and ease. A year later Simon gifted all his goods to his son Joseph, a merchant in Saint-Denis. In return he asked to be provided for and a horse every year until his death, which followed in 1819. [Summarized extracts from Dictionnaire Biographique Canadien, by Jacqueline Roy]
2- Etienne Thibodeau b: Abt. 1749 Acadia; d: 5 June 1834 St. Gregoire, Nicolet, Quebec
+Marie Louise Chartre b: 25 August 1751 Basilica Notre Dame, Quebec; m: 17 February 1778 Basilica Notre Dame, Quebec [Jacques/Marie Louise Rancin]; d: 8 June 1833 St. Gregoire, Nicolet, Quebec
3- Marie Thibodeau b: Abt. 1754 Acadia; d: 1 March 1816 Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Quebec
+Francois Coupeau dit St. Martin b: 30 April 1755 Quebec; m: 5 August 1776 Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Quebec [Francois/Marie Madeleine Paree]; d: Aft. March 1816
4- Henri Schuyler Thibodaux b: Abt. 1761 Philadelphia, PA; d: 24 October 1827 Bayou Terrebonne, LA; burial: 24 October 1827 Half Way Cemetery near Schriever; reinterred at St. Bridget's Church
+Felicite Bonvillain b: Abt. 1770 St. James, LA; m: 7 May 1793 St. James, Cabanocey, LA; d: Abt. 1799 St. James, LA
*2nd Wife of Henri Schuyler Thibodaux:
+Brigitte Belanger b: 4 July 1775 Pointe Coupee, LA; m: 3 June 1800 St. James, LA; d: 29 December 1849 Houma, Terrebonne, LA
Second wife Catherine Leblanc was born 27 February 1725 in Grand Pre, Acadia, and died 21 October 1801 in Nicolet, Quebec. They were married 17 February 1762 at St. Joseph, Philadelphia, PA.
5- Joseph Simon Thibodeau b: 28 October 1763 in Philadelphia, PA; d: 9 November 1847 St. Gregoire, Nicolet, Quebec
*2nd Wife of Joseph Simon Thibodeau:
+Judith Leblanc b: Abt. 1762; m: 16 February 1830 Yamachiche, Trois Rivieres, Quebec; d: 11 November 1854 Riviere du Loup, Yamachiche, Quebec
Notes for Alexis Thibodeau:
- Extracted from Stephen White's corrections for his Dictionnaire: At the time of the Deportation, Olivier Thibodeau, Alexis Thibodeau and Joseph Thibodeau were transported from Mines to Pennsylvania with their families. They were removed from the same area, implying a close relationship. Moreover, Alexis was used as witness at the second marriage of Joseph, and vice versa, thereby concluding that Alexis and Joseph were brothers and thus both sons of Jean Thibodeau.
- Oct/Nov 1755: Five ships deported
Acadians to Pennsylvania (Some of these exiles went to Louisiana along with some
from Maryland. Some went to Santo Domingo.)
- 1756 when their exile began in Philadelphia - List of neutral French remaining in Pennsylvania: Alexis Tibaudo, wife, 4 children.
- 25 Nov. 1761, in Philadelphia, Alexis is a witness at a wedding.
- 20 June 1763 Philadelphia: Alexis, Catherine, 7 children
Last updated: 4 December 2009