Ninth Generation


510. Pierre MAYEUX was born on 1 October 1758 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.839 He was baptized on 1 November 1758 at St. François d’Assise Catholic Church & Cemetery in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.839 He would appear to be the "Pierre Mayeux" listed in the 1785 Avoyelles Census with a wife, 3 slaves and 22 arpents of land. However, there are no children listed in the household. There is an Avoyelles document dated 20 August 1792 in which Pierre Marcotte claimed that Marcotte owed him for merchandise and when Mayeux asked for payment, Marcotte joked and stated he had already paid Mayeux.840 In 1795, Pierre was listed as an inhabitant of Avoyelles, Louisiana, who owned 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 Coupee 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 immediately 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 and fifteen were hanged. 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. Pierre paid a tax of 6 piastres. The census of these taxpayers was dated 3-20-1796. He and his wife owned one of the original township land grants at Marksville. Their land was Township No. 46, which comprised today much of the northwest quarter of the town of Marksville - bounded by what is today on the east by North Main Street, on the south by about Tarleton Street; on the north by about Cedar Lane and to the west in the vicinity of where Tunica Drive meets Bon Tempt Street. Pierre and Marianne mortgaged this tract of land in 1812 to Pierre Lemoine and, at the time, the mortgage included the description "being the habitation on which said Pierre Mayeux now resides". Their tract was ten arpents by forty arpents deep. The mortgage was released three years later in 1815. This land eventually was divided among the heirs: Valerien, Terence and Antoine Mayeux. Some of the land stayed in the Mayeux family until some of the last parts were sold by Antoine and Terence to the Ralph Cushman family in 1839. The Cushman cemetery of Marksville lies on part of the old Mayeux tract of land. He died between 29 August 1826 and 8 May 1828 at the age of 67 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA based on his date of succession (which was in process by 8 Mary 1828). He was still alive, however, on 29 August 1826 when he witnessed the marriage of his son, Terence. He was likely buried in the old cemetery at Hydropolis (Mansura) (along with most of the original settlers of Avoyelles) which is believed to have been right behind (and under) the existing mausoleum at St. Paul's Cemetery. The graves, however, are no longer marked. In the early 1950s, St. Paul's Monsignor Michael P. Nothofer, supposedly, had been suffering with a severe illness (possibly cancer) and, as a result, terribly neglected the St. Paul's cemetery. Some of the parishioners, irate with the excessive overgrowth, literally bulldozed the section of the cemetery where the original graves stood. Many of the tombstones were carried away and used as sidewalks. 841 Pierre had his estate in succession on 8 May 1828. Marianne BORDELON and Pierre MAYEUX842 signed a marriage contract on 4 July 1779 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. The property of the groom was 2000 piastres and property of the bride was listed as in the succession of her parents & grandmother. Endowment was 300 piastres. Groom's preciput was 100 piastres.843 They843 were married on 6 July 1779 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.844,845

511. Marianne BORDELON was born on 22 April 1764 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.846 She was baptized on 10 June 1764 at St. François d’Assise Catholic Church & Cemetery in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.846 She and her husband owned one of the original township land grants at Marksville. Their land was Township No. 46, which comprised today much of the northwest quarter of the town of Marksville - bounded by what is today on the east by North Main Street, on the south by about Tarleton Street; on the north by about Cedar Lane and to the west in the vicinity of where Tunica Drive meets Bon Tempt Street. Pierre and Marianne mortgaged this tract of land in 1812 to Pierre Lemoine and, at the time, the mortgage included the description "being the habitation on which said Pierre Mayeux now resides". Their tract was ten arpents by forty arpents deep. The mortgage was released three years later in 1815. This land eventually was divided among the heirs: Valerien, Terence and Antoine Mayeux. Some of the land stayed in the Mayeux family until some of the last parts were sold by Antoine and Terence to the Ralph Cushman family in 1839. The Cushman cemetery of Marksville lies on part of the old Mayeux tract of land. Marianne died between 29 August 1826 and 31 December 1832. She witnessed the religious marriage ceremony of her son, Terrence Mayeux, to Scholastic Normand at St. Paul's in Mansura on 29 August 1826 so she was still alive on that date. However, the earliest date recorded in her succession records is 31 December 1832. It's likely she died shortly before that date. Her son, Valerien, was the administrator of her estate.847

Children were:

i.

Pierre MAYEUX was confirmed on 20 November 1796. He was born in Louisiana, USA.

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ii.

Valerien MAYEUX.

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iii.

Pierre Paulin MAYEUX I.

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iv.

Adélaïde MAYEUX.

102

v.

Louis MAYEUX.

vi.

Antoine MAYEUX was born on 25 January 1798 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.852 He was baptized on 10 May 1798 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.852 He died before 2 July 1839 based on a succession document found in the Avoyelles courthouse..

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Augustin MAYEUX I was born on 19 September 1800 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.853 He was baptized on 21 April 1801 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.853 He died on 19 June 1864 at the age of 63 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.854 Augustin was buried on 19 June 1864 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moreauville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.854

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Terrence MAYEUX was born in February 1803 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.855 He was baptized on 25 March 1803 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.855 He was possibly the "Therance Mayeux" buried on 17 February 1884 at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum #1 in Marksville (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA at the age of 81.856

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Marie (Marionette)(Mariette) MAYEUX was born about November 1805 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.857 She was baptized on 5 September 1806 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.857 She was buried on 29 January 1856 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.858