Ninth Generation


400. Joseph Valentin MOREAU was born on 1 July 1709 and baptized the following day at Notre Dame in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1,2901 He died on 11 March 1782 and was buried on 11 March 1782 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.1624 Marie Jeanne LAFLEUR (ANDRE) and Joseph Valentin MOREAU were likely married bef 1753 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA. The family of Joseph Valentin and Marie Jeanne appeared in the 1771 and 1777 census at Opelousas Post. It is believed that they moved there from Mobile between 1765 and 1770 - likely to avoid living under British rule as a result of the outcome of the French and Indian War.

[Note: Joseph signed a marriage contract with Marie Catherine Pothier on 19 March 1736 at Fort de Chartres. Although a marriage record has not been found, it does appear that the couple married. In "The Kaskaskia Manuscripts", a document dated 5 September 1737 states that "sale by Joseph Moreau, acting as guardian of his wife Catherine Potie, to Joseph Buchet, her brother-in-law...". He is also referred to in the Kaskaskian records many times as Joseph Valentin Moreau or Valentin Moreau.]

401. Marie Jeanne LAFLEUR (ANDRE) was born in 1728 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA based on the age in her burial record.1627 She was buried on 29 July 1803 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.1627

Children were:

i.

Suzanne MOREAU was born about 1753.

ii.

Joseph MOREAU was born about 1759 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.1631 He was buried on 29 February 1816 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.1632

iii.

Thérèse MOREAU was born about 1762 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.

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iv.

Pierre Antoine Celestin MOREAU.

v.

Eustache MOREAU was born about 1767.

vi.

Rosalie MOREAU was born on 15 April 1770 in Louisiana, USA.1633 She was baptized on 20 April 1771 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.1633

vii.

Marie Louise MOREAU was born about 1773.

viii.

Joseph MOREAU was born on 22 July 1772 in Louisiana, USA.1634 He was baptized on 26 July 1772 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1634

ix.

Fauchonnette MOREAU was born about 1774.

x.

Françoise MOREAU was baptized on 31 March 1777 in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.1635 (Note: Is is very possible that Fauchonnette and Françoise are the same person but haven't had the chance to investigate further to confirm.)