Ninth Generation


414. Joseph JOFFRION II was born on 12 April 1753 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.982 He was baptized on 29 April 1753 at St. François d’Assise Catholic Church & Cemetery in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.982 He took an Oath of Allegiance to Spain on 10 September 1769 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. Although Spain had taken control of Louisiana in 1766, the French administration was not removed immediately. The oath was ordered by Governor Don Alexander O'Reilly on 18 August 1769 - immediately after he took office. Revolutionary War Military service: American Revolution - Pointe Coupee Militia in 1777.2731 "Joseph Joeffrion" is listed as an inhabitant of Avoyelles, Louisiana, who owns slaves and who contributed to the indemnity to those of the Pointe Coupee whose slaves were executed as a result of the conspiracy of the Negroes in the year 1795. This indemnity fund was established by Spanish Governor General Baron de Carondelet so that slaveholders could be reimbursed for slaves who were sentenced to death, killed in flight or sentenced to the public works. This fund was established in conjunction with new slave control regulations and restricted slave trade after Captain Guillaume Duparc, commandant of the Pointe Coupée Post,learned in April of 1795 of a plot by local slaves to force their masters into giving them their freedom. At that time, Duparc immed. sent out three patrols to arrest the slaves suspected of planning the revolt. Soon afterwards, several negroes and mulattos were arrested and jailed. In all, sixty three persons were implicated; fifteen were hanged and several others were sentenced to presidio duty or banished from the colony. The slaveholder tax of 1795 imposed a tax of six "escalins" (75 cents) per slave on slaveowners in the Louisiana colony. There was considerable opposition to this tax and many refused to pay. Joseph paid a tax of two piastres. The census of these taxpayers was dated 3-20-1796. In the 1790s and, likely, the very early 1800s, Joseph served as one of two "Alcaldes" under Avoyelles Post Commandant Etienne Robert de la Morandier (Jean Baptiste Mayeux was the other Alcalde.) An "Alcalde" was similar to a Justice of the Peace and his job would have been to arbitrate disputes, estimate inventory values (such as succession inventories) and serve as witness to various official proceedings. Reference to a 1799 document was located in which Joseph Joffrion gave power of attorney to Grandpre to sell his land. "Joffrion wants to sell a tract of land in the district of Avoyelles, 439 arpents, bounded by Mr. Pierre Mayeux, Andre Dupuy, Jean Poiret, and Jean Normand. on this land there are a large house, 2 smaller ones, a kitchen, 4 cabins, a large garden, well-cultivated, several enclosed fields, brand-new and in good shape, all for the price of $800, $300 cash, and the balance in the month of February of the following year. He also authorizes him to sell 2 slaves, Francois, 22 years old, for $500, $200 cash and the balance next February. Said slave has two children; one Felicite, 7 years old and 'Mulatresse', 5 years old, each worth $500; a female slave named Victoria, 36 years old, and her 8 months old child, for $500, in cash. This is with the understanding that these sales are to carry a mortgage until paid in full. Both of these slaves are good servants, having done housework since they were small. They know how to cook, make bread, pastry, they can wash and iron, they know how to wait on sick people".983 He appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He appeared in the census in 1820 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. On 10 June 1820, Joseph Joffrion père, had an inventory made of the couple’s property followed by a subsequent sale of said property. Marie-Françoise was listed as deceased but there was no indication as to how long she had been deceased. Joseph possibly was the "Joseph Joffrollon (sic) whose burial was recorded on 20 June 1827 at St. Paul's in Louisiana, USA. If so, he "died at 4 o'clock at night".2732 Marie-Françoise BOUCHARD and Joseph JOFFRION II842 were married on 6 July 1773 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.984

415. Marie-Françoise BOUCHARD was born on 11 January 1756 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.985 She was baptized on 14 January 1756 at St. François d’Assise Catholic Church & Cemetery in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.985 Although she did not appear in the 1810 census with her husband, she appears to have still been alive. On 2 October 1814, she was listed as the godmother of Paulin Rabalais III, son of Paulin Rabalais and Celeste Bordelon. Based on succession records, she was deceased by 10 June 1820.

Children were:

i.

Joseph JOFFRION was baptized on 18 June 1774 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.986 He appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. According to Randy Decuir's "Moreauville Centennial Volume II" book, Joseph owned a plantation where the Tunica Casino is located today. He died before 5 November 1821. His estate was in succession in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana by that date. A copy of his Will can be found in his succession inventory documents. The Will was dated 2 October 1821 which narrows down his death date to between 2 October and 5 November 1821.

ii.

Celestin JOFFRION was baptized on 3 April 1776 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.987

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Zenon JOFFRION was born on 14 November 1777 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.988 He was baptized on 19 January 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.988

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Genevieve (Domicille) JOFFRION.

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Irene Marie JOFFRION was born on 19 January 1782 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.991 She was baptized on 10 October 1784 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.991 She died before 1805 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. She was in attendance at the baptism of her only child in June 1801 but does not appear in records after that date. By late 1805, the first child of Jean Pierre Normand and his second wife, Marguerite Marcotte, was born indicating that Irene Marie Joffrion was already deceased and that Jean Pierre's second marriage had already taken place.

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Constance JOFFRION was born on 1 September 1784 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.992 She was baptized on 10 October 1784 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.992 She was buried on 8 November 1831 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.993

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Hypolite JOFFRION was born on 25 January 1787 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.994 He was baptized on 8 March 1789 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.994 War of 1812 Military service: (War of 1812, Private; 17th, 18th and 19th Consolidated Regiment, Louisiana Militia) in 1812.995 He died before 17 November 1818. His estate was in succession in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana by that date..

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Eulalie JOFFRION.

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Celeste Aimée JOFFRION.

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Helen JOFFRION was born on 3 March 1796 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.998 She was baptized on 20 November 1796 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.998 She died after 1860 at the age of 64 in Texas, USA.