176. Jean Baptiste GUILLORY was born on 1 July 1746 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.782 Jean Baptiste fought in the American Revolution in the Opelousas Militia with Gálvez. His name appears on several Opelouas Militia lists but one of the most critical for entry into the DAR/SAR is the 8 June 1777 list. He was listed as "Bte. Guillorie, Corporal".2729 Jean Baptiste and his wife, Marguerite, appeared in the 1777 Census of Opelousas Post with a one-year-old son named Baptiste. Jean Baptiste was listed as age 30 and Marguerite was 20 years of age. The family had 40 cattle, 8 horses, and 14 hogs. They also had 2 slaves (ages 8 and 12). The name of "Jean B. Guilliory" appears in the 1810 Census of Opelousas although no individuals are listed. Instead, the number "11" is in the column labeled "Not Tax". Three slaves were enumerated, however. This could indicate that he still owned the property in Opelousas but had moved to Avoyelles Parish. At the same time, there is a "Madame Guillory" in the 1810 Avoyelles Parish Census. It is unclear, however, if this was Marguerite Hayes since the adult widowed female was listed in the 25-44 age range. Based on her age in the 1777 Census, Marguerite would have been about 56 years of age in 1810. If this was, indeed, Marguerite Hayes, there were 2 males between the ages of 10-15, and 1 male between the ages of 16-25 living with her. In addition, there were 2 females between the ages of 10-15 living in the household. The family have 5 slaves. It is also important to note that three of the couple's sons - Augustin, Joseph, and Julien - were also enumerated in Avoyelles Parish in 1810. Also, Julien had married there in 1806 which lends credence to the belief that the "Madame Guillory" was actually Marguerite Hayes. Joseph died before November 1813 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA according to an article which appeared in a 1981 issue of "La Voix des Prairies". However, it is unclear if it was simply assumed that he died in Opelousas or if there is proof that he died there - especially since the family did not appear to be living there in the 1810 Census. It seems likely, however, that he died prior to 1810.782 Marguerite HAYES/HAYER and Jean Baptiste GUILLORY were married about 1775 in Louisiana, USA.
177. Marguerite HAYES/HAYER if often reported to have been born on 6 February 1756 in Alsace (Moselle) (Lorraine Region), France. Based on info found on the family's passage to Louisiana, this cannot be true.1200,1201 Instead, she appears to have been born after her familiy's immigration to Louisiana. (See "Who was Marguerite Hayes/Hayer?" below.) There is one reference to a "Margaret Hays" on the 1820 Avoyelles census living north of the Red River. Living in the household was one male under 10, 1 male between the ages of 10 and 16, three females under age 10, and one female between the ages of 26 and 45. However, Marguerite would have been about 64 years of age which makes me think that this was not her. Assuming that is the case, I was unable to find any reference to her in the census and believe she may not have been enumerated in this census. Marguerite appeared in the 1830 census in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana. She was identified as 'Margaret Guillory' and was listed as being between the ages of 70 and 80. She was living between two of her sons - Jean Baptiste Guillory and Joseph Guillory. Also enumerated in the household were the following: one male slave under age 10, two male slaves of 10 and under age 24, two female slaves of 10 and under age 24, and one female slave of 24 and under age 36. She was buried on 22 June 1835 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1202 Her estate was in succession in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana by 28 July 1835. On the 28th and the 29th of July, 1835, the succession sale of her property took place.