MELANCON FAMILY

Generations Contained in this Document

Heidiís great grandmother was Eliska MELANCON who married Martin M. CANNON.

1.) Richard MELANCON & Marie Virginie BRAUD
2.) George Simon MELANCON & Marie Emeline LANOUX
3.) Hippolyte Paul (Pablo) MELANCON & Marie Eufrosyne LANOUX
4.) Pierre Jacques (Santiago) MELANCON and Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY
5.) Alexandre (Miquoin) MELANCON and Marie Osite HEBERT

First Generation

Richard Melancon & Marie Virginie Braud

†† Richard Melancon b: 3 April 1847 in Convent, St. James Parish,

Louisiana.Parents:George Simon Melancon and Marie Emelie LANOUX

Married Marie Virginie BRAUD b: 10 November 1848 (Church records) (headstone

says 1842) in Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana d: 17 May 1911 in

Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana Father: Sosthene Braud Mother:

Carmelite GUIDRY m: 2 April 1866 in Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Buried: Holy Rosary Cemetery, St. Amant, Louisiana

Children of Richard Melancon and Marie Virginie Braud

--†† Marie Eliska MELANCON b: 1 March 1870 in Louisiana d: 5 February 1951

in Louisiana††††† Buried: Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Amant,

Louisiana

Married Martin Marion Cannon b: Abt. 1863 in Louisiana Died: 10 August

1913Father:John Cannon†† (of Galway, Ireland) Mother:Catherine MAURIN

(also of Galway) m: 31 August 1887 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana†† Buried:

Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Amant, Louisiana

--†† Noemie Carmellitte Melancon b: 19 August 1872

--†† Maria Melancon b: 10 April 1874

--†† Mercedes Melancon b: 1875 d: 1941††††† Buried: Holy Rosary Cemetery,

St. Amant, Louisiana

Married Joseph DeArmond†† Father: Mother:

--†† Cecile Melancon b: 22 November 1881 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

d:14 September 1961 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.Married in 1898 in

Ascension Parish, LA†† Buried: New River United Methodist Cemetery, St.

Amant, Louisiana

Married Milton John CANNON b: FEB. 8, 1874 - AUG. 16, 1963Father: Martin

Ansil Cannon, Jr.(nephew of John Cannon above, who is married to C. Maurin)

Mother: Ada BULLOCK, wife of Martin Ansil Cannon, Jr.†† Buried: New River

United Methodist Cemetery in St. Amant, Louisiana

-- Cecilia M. Melancon b: 1882 d: 1950††††† Buried: Holy Rosary

Cemetery, St. Amant, Louisiana

[is buried next to husband, his info below is from his headstone]

married Henry BATEMAN b: 1880-1946Father: Henry F. Bateman Mother: Lydia

ATKINSON

--†† George Melancon b: 1885 d: 1946††††† Buried: Holy Rosary Cemetery,

St.Amant, Louisiana

******The above is a combination of info Mike Melanson sent me and what I

also could root out of records.Records used:

Baton Rouge Catholic Diocese Church Records, (volumes 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13) and book:

The Cemeteries of East Ascension Parish, Louisiana (1992)Doris Millet Melancon & Elsie Moore Little. (published as a monograph by the authors)pages 85-87, 206.

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Second Generation

George Simon Melancon and Marie Emeline LANOUX

George Simon Melancon b:27 October 1809 in St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana, baptized:13 May 1810 at St. James Church, St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana.[was deceased by 1875, when son Joseph married].Parents:Hippolyte Paul (Pablo) Melancon and Marie Euphrosine LANOUX.

Married Marie Emili(n)e LANOUX 18 February 1833 St. Michaelís Church, St. James Parish, Convent, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 5)

George Simonís second marriage 16 February 1863 was to Anaise GAUDIN, widow of Trasimond LANOUE, the late brother of George Simon Melancon's late wife (Trasimond died 1855, see V. 8, p. 351 BRCCR)].Anaise Gaudin was the daughter of Michel GAUDIN and Colastie HEBER.George Simon Melancon and Anaise had some children together, listed after info regarding his first marriage.

Marie Emeline LANOUX daughter of Pierre Elie LANOUX and Marie Poulone (Apolline) GAUTREAU born 3 October 1816 St. James Parish, Louisiana.Variant spellings of middle name include Emelie, Meline and Ameline.Died 30 March 1858 (vol. 9 BRCCR) in St. James Parish, Louisiana

Children of George Simon Melancon and Marie Emeline LANOUX


--Euphrosine b. 21 September 1833 (BRCCR v. 5 ) (is the same person listed as Euphrasie later, when marrying Leon Theriot?

--Euphrasie b. about 1834.†† married Leon Theriot (parents Valentine THERIOT and Louise MELANCON) 2 October 1854

--Arseine Bruno b. 6 October 1835 St. James Parish (BRCCR v. 5)

--Heli Evariste b. 31 March 1837 (BRCCR v. 4).†† married Eudoxie LETULLE 2 Feb 1860 (BRCCR v. 5).died 23 August 1914 in East Baton Rouge, buried 24 August 1914, E. Baton Rouge.

--Hypolite Lesiphore 12 June 1839, baptized 18 January 1840 St. Michaelís Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana (vol. 6 BRCCR)

--Simon Buren b:1 June 1841, baptized 28 October 1841, St. Michaelís Church, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana (vol. 6 BRCCR)

--Simon Darine b: 1842? died age 3, Buried 2 December 1845 St. Michaelís Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana (vol. 6 BRCCR)

--Marie Laurentia b. 25 November 1842 St. James Parish, Louisiana, buried 3 November 1843 (BRCCR v. 6)

--Onesphoreb. @ 1843 in Convent married 21 February 1867 in St. Michaelís Church to Elizabeth Estelle GAUDIN (b. @ 1847, daughter of Eugene GAUDIN and Adele BOURGEOIS) (BRCCR v.10 p. 407).

his second marriage was 2 February 1869 to Delphine GAUDIN, his first wifeís sister (BRCCR v.11 p. 378).

--Aristide b. 6 January 1845 St. James Parish, Louisiana, died 25 November 1847 buried 27 November 1847 St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 6)

--Richard b. 3 April 1847 St. James Parish, Louisiana, married Marie Virginie BRAUD

--Marie Aglae (twin) b. 26 April 1849 (BRCCR v. 7) baptized 2 August 1849, buried 28 October 1855 (BRCCR v. 8) St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisiana

--Madeleine Louise (twin) b. 26 April 1849, baptized 2 August 1849, buried 2 October 1861 (BRCCR v. 7) St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisiana

--Joseph Edmond born 19 March 1852, baptized 4 November 1851, St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisiana.Married 27 December 1875 St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisianato Lisa DUPEPE (b. @ 1855, daughter of Andre DUPEPE and Mathilde RICHARD††††††† (both deceased at the time of wedding)

--Marie Rosa b. 3 March 1853, baptized 6 January 1854 St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisiana. (I think she may be one of the children who died later, in 1861, see note belowÖ)

Deaths of 2 Children are listed in the BRCCR records:

---daughter Melancon, d: 12 October 1861, Buried 14 October 1861

-- child Melancon d: 3 April 1858, buried 5 April 1858

Simon Meloncon and Emeline Lanoue lost two children, in 1858 and 1861, respectively.Both deaths are listed in St. Michaelís Church records:Child, age omitted, buried 5 April 1858 and Daughter, age 9 years, buried 14 October 1861.

George Simon Melancon and Anaise Gaudin were married 16 Feb. 1863 at St. Michaelís Church.Their children:

--Marie Elia born 2 April 1864, baptized 4 July 1864 St. Michaelís Church (BRCCR v. 10, p. 407)

--George Jean Baptiste born 23 June 1868 baptized 24 June 1868 St. Michaelís Church (BRCCR v. 11, p. 376)

--Michel Albert born 20 January 1871, baptized 6 February 1871, St. Michaelís Church (BRCCR 13, p. 425)

Confusion re:Anaise GAUDIN

Confusion may arise due to the existence of two women with similar names living in the same vicinity at the same time.

1.) Anaise MELANCON who married Edouard GAUDIN.

2.) Anaise GAUDIN LANOUE who married George Simon MELANCON.

Records for George Simon Melanconís wife are enumerated above.

Anaise Melancon who married 10 November 1856 (BRCCR v. 8, p. 415) Edouard GAUDIN, was born 23 August 1837, the daughter of Louis Treville MELANCON and Judith Marie HEBERT.This Anaise died at age 32, wife of omitted Gaudin, buried 22 October 1869 in St. Michaelís Church, St. James Parish (v. 11, p. 375).

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Third Generation

Hippolyte Paul (Pablo) MELANCON and Marie Eufrosyne LANOUX

Hippolyte Paul baptized 1 December 1776, St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana

Son of Pierre Jacques (Santiago) MELANCON and Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY (BRCCR v.2 p. 539).He was buried 29 June 1814, St Michaelís Church, St. James Parish (BRCCR v.3 p.620).

Hippolyte married9 January 1798 Marie Eufrosyne LANOUX born 7 September 1778 Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana.Eufrosyne baptized 25 December 1778 Ascension Church. Daughter of Simon Pierre (Pedro) LANOUX and Catherine (Catalina) LEBLANC.Marie Eufrosyne died 10 February 1856, St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Marie Eufrosyne married twice after Hippolyte Paul Melancon died.

Her second marriage was 30 June 1817 in St. Michaelís Church, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana to George Leonard LAUDENBACH native of Wisbourg, Germany, son of John Daniel LAUDENBACH and Marie Elizabeth CERNIDIA.George died 6 February 1829 at age 48 (BRCCR v. 3, p. 518).

Her third marriage 6 December 1831 at St. Michaelís Church was to Dominique TRIAT, son of Dominique and Catherine COME of the city of Bourdeaux, France (BRCCR v. 4, p. 341)

Children of Hippolyte Paul (Pablo) MELANCON and Marie Eufrosyne LANOUX:

--Paul Roman b. 23 October 1798, St. James Parish, Louisiana.Married 27 August 1825 Elizabeth HYMEL, b. 2 January 1805, St. James Parish to Charles HYMEL and Emelite PREJEAN.(Hymel surname also spelt Umelle and Himelle in records)

--Joseph b. 11 Feb. 1801, baptized 7 June 1801, and buried 12 August 1801, St. James Parish, Louisiana

--Celicia b. 11 Feb 1802, baptized 6 January 1803 St. James Parish, Louisiana [death possibly recorded thus:Celesie, age 8 yrs. (daughter of Hypolite) buried 2 June 1812) St. Michaelís Church, Saint James Parish (BRCCR v. 3, p. 618)].

--Marie Leonide (Leonise) b. 11 Feb 1805, baptized 16 December 1805 St. James Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 3, p. 625) Married Conrad MUELHEINRICK from Germany 3 February 1825, St. Michaelís Church, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 4 p. 403)

--Victoria b. 1808, died 15 October 1819 St. James Parish, Louisiana, baptized 16 October 1819.

Listed as ďVictoire, age 10 years, buried 16 October 1819Ē St. Michaelís Church. (BRCCR v. 3, p. 627)

--Marie Aurora b. 18 Oct 1812 Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana.Baptized 29 May 1814 (BRCCR v.3, p.624).Married 30 August 1841 to Louis Amadee GRIGNON, major son of Louis, deceased, and Sophie POGNIER native Moribhan, Dept. of LíOrient, France, St. Michaelís Church, Convent, Louisiana.

--Simon Melancon b. 27 October 1809 St. James Parish, Louisiana, married Marie Emelie LANOU

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Fourth Generation

Pierre Jacques (Santiago) MELANCON and Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY

Pierre Jacques (Santiago) MELANCON b. 1753 Grand Pre, Kings County Nova Scotia, son of Alexandre (Miquoin) MELANCON and Marie Osite HEBERT.Pierre died 17 February 1829 at St. Gabriel, Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

Married 26 July 1773 in Ascension Church, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

To Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY, born 1750 at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, daughter of Juan LANDRY and Ursule LANDRY of ST. Gabriel at Manchac (BRCCR v. 2, p. 539).Isabelle Elizabeth died 4 December 1812 St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana

Pierreís second marriage 13 January 1817 was to Marie Christine LANDRY, born 4 October 1774 at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, daughter of Augustin and Anne Marie Foret.Marie Christine had previously married 14 April 1792 to Louis Gregoire MELANCON, son of Aman and Anna BABIN (BRCCR v. 2 p. 535) and bore him nine children.

Children of Pierre Jacques (Santiago) MELANCON and Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY:

--Joseph baptized 24 January 1774 St. James Parish, Louisiana

Married 22 November 1796 to Apollonia LEBLANC, daughter of Marcelo, deceased and Maria Josefa Braux St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 2 p. 535) Joseph buried 18 September 1844 ďwidower of PauloniaĒ Assumption, St. James Parish (BRCCR v. 6, p. 466)

-- Hippolyte Paul (Pablo) b. 1 December 1776, St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana

Son of Pierre Jacques (Santiago) MELANCON and Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY.Buried 29 June 1814, St Michaelís Church, St. James Parish (BRCCR v.3 p. 620).

--Constance b. 5 July 1779 St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana

married 26 January 1818 Charles GAUTREAU, son of Simon and Marie Magdelaine BRAUD, witnessed by his brothers, Amand and Jean Louis, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 3 p. 619).Constance buried 19 October 1857 Ascension Church, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 8 p. 415).

--Henriette Eliza (Ulisses) born 10 November 1781, baptized 7 January 1782†† Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 2, p. 535)

married 25 February 1811 to Simon GAUTREAUX,(son of Simon and Magdelaine BRAUD) widower of Marie Duon. Henriette (BRCCR v. 3, p. 620)

died 15 February 1815 Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 3, p. 620)

--Marius Emmanual (Manuel) born 8 April 1787, baptized 20 May 1787 (listed a Manuel BRCCR v. 2, p. 537) married 29 April 1811 to Marie GAUTEREAU daughter of Simon and Marie Duon, Ascension Church, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 3, p. 623)

--Marie born 26 April 1789, baptized 13 September 1789, St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Married 8 July 1811 to Armand GOTTEREAU, widower Francoise Landry, resident Ascension of LaFourche, son of Simon and Magdelaine BREAU (BRCCR v. 3, p. 624).Marie buried 16 March 1864 Ascension Parish (?) (BRCCR v. 10, p. 406)

--Simon born 6 November 1791, baptized 2 March 1792 at St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 2, p. 539)

married 22 February 1813 Ana Carmerita (Melite) CLOUATRE, (daughter of Joseph and Marie POIRIER, deceased) St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 3, p. 627)

--Rosemond (Rosamundo) born 6 November 1791, baptized 2 March 1792 St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v.2 p. 539).

--Edward (Eduardo) born 11 January 1798 St. James Parish, Louisiana.Buried 20 August 1802 (BRCCR v.2 p. 534).

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Fifth Generation
Alexandre (Miquoin) MELANCON and Marie Osite HEBERT
Alexandre (Miquoin) MELANCON born 1716 Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia, son of Jean Dominique Melancon and Marie Marguerite DUGAS. Died 1768 St. James Parish, Louisiana

Married 1748 to Marie Osite HEBERT, Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Marie Osite born 2 March 1720/21 at Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Died 31 August 1805 St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Children of Alexandre (Miquoin) MELANCON And Marie Osite HEBERT: --Jean born 1748 Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia

--Madeleine Marie born 23 June1749 at Grand Pre, Kings County, Nova Scotia married Jean Baptiste GAUDIN 1768 St. James Church, Cabonocey, St. James Parish

-- Pierre Jacques (Santiago) b. 1753 Grand Pre, Kings County Nova Scotia. Pierre died 17 February 1829 at St. Gabriel, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Married 26 July 1773 in Ascension Church, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana to Isabelle Elizabeth LANDRY. Other spouse: Marie Christine LANDRY.

--Joseph (Jose) born 1754 Grand Pre, Kings County Nova Scotia and died before 26 December 1815 St. James Parish, Louisiana. Married 24 May 1779 to Anastasie BREAUX, daughter of Alexis and Magdelaine TRAHAN, Acadians, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Other spouse: Marie Josepha LEBLANC, daughter of Marcelo and Maria Josefa BRAUID of St. James married 21 September 1784 Ascension Church, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 2 p. 535).

--Etienne born 1756 Snowhill, Worcester, Maryland. Married 14 April 1780 to Ludivine BREAUX of Acadia, daughter of Charles BREAU and Marie BENOIT, St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 2, p. 534)

--Paul Olivier born 1762 St. James Parish, Louisiana, died 9 June 1847 at Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Married 18 April 1785 Osite Barbe LEBLANC St. James Parish, Louisiana. Other spouse: Marie BROUSSARD.

--Madeleine born 1763 Snowhill, Worcester, Maryland.

--Charles (Miquoin) born 1764 Snowhill, Worcester, Maryland. Died 22 December 1818 St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Other spouse: 31 August 1803 Scholastique BOURGEOIS, widow of Nicolaus Picou, daughter of Joseph BOURGOIS and Marie GIROIRE, St. James Parish, Louisiana (BRCCR v. 2, p. 534).

--Carlos born 1768 Snowhill, Worcester, Maryland. Died WFT Est 1795-1857. Married 1787 Francesca ARSENO (parents not listed) St. James Parish, Louisiana. Married Marie Claire BREAUX, daughter of Joseph and Mariea Josefa LANDRY of New England, 25 January 1790 Saint James Parish (BRCCR v. 2, p. 533)

BRCCR=Baton Rouge Diocese Catholic Church Records

...to be continued...info on several more generations will be posted as it is consolidated...

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