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Paulina in Saint James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois

 
 
Bourgeois Homeplace Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Bourgeois Homeplace Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1
Bourgeois Homeplace

Among the first Acadian exiles to Louisiana, eleven Bourgeois families settled this area in 1765. Site of lands granted 1803 to Widow Jean Bourgeois and sons. Bourgeois descendants still live on-site.

Side 2
Site Familial des Bourgeois

Parmi les premiers Acadiens exilés en Louisiane arrivèrent ici en 1765 onze familles Bourgeois. Site de terrains accordés en 1803 à la Veuve Jean Bourgeois et fils dont des descendants y vivent encore.
 
Erected by the St. James Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 1.248′ N, 90° 44.46′ W. Marker is in Paulina, Louisiana, in Saint James Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 44 and State Highway 642, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 44. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3106 LA-44, Paulina LA 70763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Vacherie de Grande Pointe" (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Leopold L. Armant (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Le Petit Versailles"
Site Familial des Bourgeois Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Site Familial des Bourgeois Marker (Side 2)
En Francais
(approx. 1.3 miles away); James Mather (approx. 1½ miles away); Oak Alley Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lutcher United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lutcher (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gramercy (approx. 3½ miles away).
 
Regarding Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois. From Acadians in Gray:

Jean, son of probably Joseph Bourgeois and Marie Cyr, born probably at Chignecto in c1739, ended up as a prisoner at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early 1760s. He married his first wife, whose name has been lost to history, probably during Le Grand Dérangement. They came to Louisiana from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Dominique, in 1765 and settled with dozens of other Halifax refugees at Cabanocé/St.-Jacques. They had no children. Jean remarried to fellow Acadian Louise-Ludivine, called Ludivine, Granger at Cabanocé in January 1768. She gave him all of his children. Their daughter married into the Arceneaux family. In 1779, Jean owned 2 slaves on his farm at St.-Jacques. All four of his sons married, but only two of their lines survived. They remained on the left, or east, bank of the river in St. James Parish. However, two of his great-grandsons
View west of marker and Mississippi River levee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. View west of marker and Mississippi River levee.
settled in Pointe Coupee Parish, where few Acadians settled.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker area with Sugar Refinery in background image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
4. Marker area with Sugar Refinery in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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