Eighth Generation


140. Amable Leufroy MAYEUX was born on 8 February 1786.824 He was baptized on 7 October 1787 at Saint Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.824 He died before 1850. His wife is listed as a widow in the 1850 Census. Amable was supposedly buried in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA at St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery in an unmarked grave but I have not found any proof of his burial.80 Donna Celeste COUVILLION and Amable Leufroy MAYEUX252 were united in Civil Marriage on 10 July 1808 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.599,825 They599,825 were married on 11 July 1808 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.826

141. Donna Celeste COUVILLION was born on 3 April 1794 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.827 She was baptized on 1 November 1794 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.827 She appeared in the census in 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. She was listed as a widow and living with her are four of her children. The value of her real estate was $15,000. She could not read or write. Donna appeared in the census in 1860 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Her recently-widowed son, Ludger, was the manager of her farm. Also living with Donna Celeste and Ludger was his 3-year-old son, Ernest. Like many others in the area, the value of the Widow Leufroy Mayeux's real estate had increased dramatically since 1850 and was now worth $52,000. She died on 1 August 1866 at the age of 72 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Her 2 August burial record states she died 'la veille' (the eve) which likely indicates that she died on the evening of the 1st. She was buried on 2 August 1866 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery & Mausoleum in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.828 Donna had her estate in succession beginning on on 4 August 1866. On this date, her son, Zenon Mayeux requested that he be appointed as administrator of his mother's estate and that an inventory be made of her possessions. The inventory was made on 7 Aug 1866 and, on the 16th of the month, his petition to be appointed administrator was granted. In the inventory, her home is described as "the plantation in which the deceased has resided situated on the right descending bank of Bayou des Glaises in this parish, containing three hundred and ninety-four acres more or less ...". As with many others, the value of her estate was severely reduced by the devastation of the Civil War. The total value of her real and personal estate based on an inventory recorded shortly after her succession was opened was valued at $13,200.

Children were:

i.

Zenon MAYEUX was born about February 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.829 He was baptized on 18 November 1810 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.829 He was possibly the "Zenon Mayeux" buried at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery in Marksville on 27 February 1881 at the age of 72.830

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ii.

Nicolas Colin (Collin) MAYEUX.

iii.

Joachim Amable MAYEUX was born on 14 June 1814 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.831 He was baptized on 4 October 1814 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.831 He died before 17 February 1859 based on his succession documents. He is listed as deceased on the early succession documents of his mother.

iv.

Eugène MAYEUX was born about 1815. He was buried on 4 October 1857 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.832

v.

Ursin MAYEUX was born on 1 January 1817 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.833 He was baptized on 6 December 1817 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.833 He died . He is possibly the Ursin Mayeux whose death was recorded at St. Paul's in Mansura on 17 April 1886 at the age of 71.

vi.

Celeste MAYEUX was born about March 1819 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.834 She was baptized on 11 June 1820 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.834

vii.

Valery L. MAYEUX was born about 1821 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He died . Although unconfirmed, he is possibly the 'Valery Mayeux' whose burial is recorded at St. Paul's in Mansura on 5 May 1886 at the age of 66. However, this burial record could also belong to another Valery Mayeux in my database.

viii.

Leufroy (Lufroy) MAYEUX II was born on 20 February 1823 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.835 He was baptized on 22 February 1824 at (Home of the parents) in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. The baptism was recorded in the registers of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mansura.835 Civil War Military service: .

ix.

Zaire MAYEUX was born on 15 March 1825 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.836 She was baptized on 21 April 1825 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.836

x.

Zelia MAYEUX was born on 17 August 1826 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.837 She was baptized on 16 September 1827 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.837 She died before 16 August 1866. She is listed as deceased on the succession papers of her mother.

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xi.

Xavier MAYEUX.

xii.

Jules MAYEUX was born about 1833 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He died before 16 August 1866. He is listed as deceased on the succession papers of his mother.

xiii.

Ludger Louis MAYEUX was born on 4 March 1834 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.838 He was baptized on 21 November 1834 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.838