10/23/2011 at 7:01 PM
REF: Francois Vienne Succession/Marriage Documents
We are trying to find out who JB Vienne Sr’s father was. His father may be the JB Chacto. If so the lineage would go like this:
François Vienne + ??? (Mariotte kin)
Forgot something – The JB who left the will was JB Vienne Sr who we think is Chacto "
Do you know when François Vienne and Julien Vienne came to Natchitoches? The reason I’m asking is because Jean Baptist’s mother was definitely from Natchitoches. In Jean Baptist’s will the Dupre and LaCour children are listed as paternal cousins. Thus his mother had to be related to Adalaide Marriotte who lived in Natchitoches all of her life.
If our JB Vienne is Chacto then that explains the relationship. Chacto was born about 1804 I believe. So Julien was dead and Francois must have been around 14 or so. In those days it was not uncommon for people to get married at 14 or so. It was also not uncommon to be sexually active at that age from some of the records I have seen. Perhaps Francois fooled around with Adalaide Marriotte or one of her sisters when he was about 14 or so!"
But if the Vienne connection is because of his surname, then he must have been with Francois when Francois removed to Natchitoches. This would indicate that JB was born in New Orleans.
Based on your paternal cousins argument, I wonder how to make the connection…..
Back to square one now?"
‘At ToD, he and his family were living with Francois Guilleminot (Galleminot in the 1840 census)’
At Time of Death (this means I noted this information from his succession documents from 1846), he (JB ‘Chacto’ Vienne) and his family were living with Francois Guilleminot. Since we never found JB & Suzette in the 1840 census, I realized that F Guilleminot was probably listed as head of household. So I went back to the 1840 census and Franc. Guilleminot in the 1840 census, but his surname had been spelled Galleminot. I don’t know that they were definitely living with him at the time of the census, but the land sale indicates that they were at the time of his succession.
In what document did you find the major children listed?"
[State of Louisiana Parish of Natchitoches.
I found the major children listed in the succession document. In successions they separated the minor children from the major children. The reason was that they needed to appoint a tutor and under tutor for the minor children. So they listed both the major children and the minor children.
LeDo McDowell PRO
10/24/2011 at 6:25 AM