Issue by Issue 1970-1994

Issue by Issue 1970-1994

Attakapas Gazette Contents 1970-1994

1970 Volume V

No1
Les Bûcheries de la Louisiane Acadienne
Thomas J. Arcenaux page 2
The Smith House
Rilma Kramer page 3
A Water Route from the Opelousas to the Mississippi in 1791
Lyle Givens Williams page 5

No2
Jean-François Broussard and Catherine Richard
Vita and John Reaux page 13
Beliefs and Superstitions in Kaplan
Anna Boudreaux page 15
The Gates House
Mrs. Harold Dinkins page 26
Captain Beranger’s Trips to the Attakapas Shores
Mathe Allain and Vincent H. Cassidy page 28

No3
Ask the Fish
Ann Buchanan Simmons page 34
Pierre Broussard and his descendants
Vita and John Reaux page 47
Paul Louis LeBlanc de Villeneuve
Sidney Villere page 49
The Restored Acadian House
J.C. Chargois, Jr. page 51

1971 Volume VI

No1
President’s Message
Lyle Givens Williams page 2
Jean-François Broussard and Catherine Richard
Vita and John Reaux page 4
Acadiana’s “Iles de Lilas”
Thomas J. Arceneaux page 18
Some Effects of Acadian Settlement on the Pattern of Land
Occupance in Lafayette Parish
Lyle Givens Williams page 19
Early Louisiana Architecture
John Albert Landry page 30

No2
President’s Message
Glenn R. Conrad page 38
Slavery and Agriculture in Louisiana 1699-1731
Grady W. Kilman page 39
Some Early Burials in St. John the Baptist Cemetery
Edward J. Dupuy page 51
Origin or Meaning of Some South Louisiana Personal
Names and Surnames
Pearl Mary Segura page 53
Book Review page 69

No3
Program of the Membership Meeting and Fifth Annual Conference page 72
Glimpses of Iberia in the Civil War
ed. & annotated by Vaughan Baker page 73
Crawfish Folklore in Southwest Louisiana
Neil Hollier page 95
Perry’s Bridge
Dennis A. Gibson page 112
Two Cemetery Lists
Grant H. and Maisie Molett page 115

No4
Fifth Annual Conference page 118
Special Announcement page 118
The Teche Country Fifty Years Ago
Francis DuBose Richardson
ed. by Glenn R. Conrad page 119
The Children of Jean-François Broussard and Catherine Richard
Catherine Richard
John R. and Vita B. Reaux page 130
The Charles Homère Mouton House
Ruth Arceneaux page 145
Pecan Hole
Muriel Keenze page 148
Contemporary Attakapas Personality
Mrs. C. E. Hamilton page 149
Kabahonossé
Jacqueline Voorhies page 150
Mourning Pictures
Gertrude Prince page 151

1972 Volume VII

No1
The Dedication of Oak and Pine Alley page 2
The Teche Campaign, April 1863
Edited and Annotated by Claude F. Oubre page 3
The Acadian Flower and Herb Garden
Harris J. Periou page 20
Aspects of Slave Management and Maintenance on a Louisiana
Sugar Plantation: Petite Anse, 1840-1860
James H. Dormon page 23
Acadian Saying
Louise Darnall page 31
Oak and Pine Alley
Jane G. Bulliard page 32
English – – Cajun Style
Gertrude Prince page 39
Un bref épisode dans la vie de Monsieur LeDuc
Chirurgien du Roi
Jacqueline Voorhies page 41
The Ricohoc Train Wreck
Albert W. Silverman page 42
Review: Louisiana Census Records, Volume I, Avoyelles and St.
Landry Parishes, 1810 and 1820
Medie W. Delcambre page 44
Attakapas Historical Association Meeting, Jan. 17, 1972 page 44
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: André-Antoine Oliver de Vesin page 45

No2
President’s Message page 48
The Children of Jean-François Broussard and Catherine Richard
John and Vita Reaux page 49
Some Southwest Louisiana Toys of the Late Nineteenth and
Twentieth Centuries
Penny Baird page 58
Livestock of Old Southwest Louisiana
Keith Fontenot page 78
The Establishment of the Catholic Church at Youngsvivlle
John B. Cameron, Jr. page 93
Some Early Settlers of St. Mary Parish
Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 96
The Valedictory Address of Amanda J. Sturlese
Louis A. Witovski page 99
Hope Plantation: A Penal Colony
Gertrude Prince page 102
Reviews:
McCants, They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic
Mission, 1854-1882 page 104
Sanders, Annotated Abstracts of the Successions of St. Mary
Parish, Louisiana page 106
Conrad, Saint-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands page 106
Buried Treasures
Gertrude Prince page 107
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Paul E. Voorhies page 108

No3
Attakapas Historical Association Sixth Annual Conference page 110
A Narrative of Events Connected with the Early Settlement of New
Iberia by Dr. Alfred Duperier
Edited by Glenn R. Conrad page 111
Acadian Fiddler Dennis McGee and Acadian Dances
Brenda Daigle page 124
A Union Attack on the Weeks Island Salt Mine
Louise Fisher page 144
Christmas and New Year in Rural Acadiana Fifty Years Ago
Thomas J. Arceneaux page 147
A History of Idlewild Plantation
Edward T. Seyborn page 149
La Boucherie
Gertrude Prince page 152
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: The Most Reverend Maurice
Schexnayder, Bishop of Lafayette page 153

No4
A Late Nineteenth-Century View of Acadiana: Charles Dudley Warner’s
‘The Acadian Landscape’
Edited by James H. Dormon page 157
Acadian Names and Nicknames
Kenneth Loustalot page 170
The Last Will and Testament of Don Gabriel Fuselier, August 1788
Contributed by Jackie Vidrine page 181
The Heads of Families of St. Martin Parish, County of Attakapas
Compiled by Pearl M. Segura page 184

1973 Vol VIII

No1
Alexandre Mouton and the Sugar Industry
George A. Stearns page 3
Shopping at the Turn of the Century
Muriel Keenze page 12
Procuration of the Fuselier Heirs
Jacqueline Vidrine page 13
The Adeline Story
Morris Raphael page 15
The Tournoi
Wanda Fontenot page 19
A Trip to the Attakapas in Olden Times
from The Louisiana Sugar Bowl page 21
Nécrologie
from Le Méridional page 26
Book Announcement page 27

No2
Some Children’s Lore Collected in 1971
Lynn Stine page 33
U.S. Census, 1850. Vermilion Parish
Compiled by L. Harvey Adams page 45
The Youngblood Family of St. Mary Parish 1829-1847
Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 81
A Tournoi in New Iberia
from The Louisiana Sugar Bowl page 85
Land Exchange Between Armand Ducrest and
Sylvain Broussard (1828)
Contributed by André Mouton page 88
Slave Sale to St. Marc Darby – 1828
Contributed by Charles D. Tolle page 89
Loup-Loup
Gertrude Prince page 89
Moon Superstitions
Louise Darnall page 90
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Thomas J. Arceneaux page 91

No3
The Seventh Annual Conference page 96
Spanish Moss Gathering at Pierre Part – 1953
Lyle Givens Williams page 97
Halloween Superstitions Among Black Teenagers
Ruth Bradley page 103
The Pond
Gertrude Prince page 108
By God We Won’t Serve: A Union Mutiny in Thibodeaux
Mathé Allain page 109
Social and Economic Patterns in Vermilionville
Richard Dowlings page 113
Petite Histoire
Abbeville Méridional page 116
Heads of Families: St. Martin Parish 1830 U.S. Census
Compiled by Pearl Mary Segura page 117
Chime of Bells in Catholic Church Blessed
from the Times-Democrat page 124
Southwestern Contribution to the Development of Our
Agricultural Extension Service
Thomas J. Arceneaux page 126
Release of Philippe Wisse to Catherine Wisse
Ducrest, 1801
Contributed by André Mouton page 128
Marriage Superstitions
Louise Darnall page 129
Napoleon’s Soldiers in America
by Simone de la Souchère Deléry
Reviewed by Glen Jeansonne page 130

No4
The Seventh Annual Conference page 138
The Opelousas Riot of 1868
Claude F. Oubre page 139
An Additional Footnote on the Youngblood Family of St. Mary Parish
Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 152
The Legend of Mr. B.
Janice Watson page 153
Charles Magill Conrad
Morris Raphael page 161
Childcare Superstitions
Louise Darnall page 164
The Passenger List of the Beaumont
Harold Préjean page 165
Economic Pursuits and Life Patterns of the Post-Colonial Lafayette
Area: 1803-1822
Lee Latiolais page 174
Book Reviews
Voorhies (comp. and ed.), Some Eighteenth Century Louisianans:
Census Records of the Colony, 1758-1796
by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 179
Sanders (comp.), Selected Annotated Abstract of Marriage Book I,
St. Mary Parish, La., 1811-1829
by Mathé Allain page 180
Clay, Coogan Dudley LeBlanc
by Glenn Jeansonne page 182
Conrad (ed.), Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe: The Historical
Journal of the Establishment of the French in Louisiana
by Carl Brasseaux page 184
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Albert Silverman page 186

1974 Volume IX

No1
The Attakapas Membership Meeting page 2
Typical Household: Lafayette Parish, 1825-1835
Ione Weiland page 3
The Bogies Linger
Blanche M. Lewis page 9
Holy Week in Catahoula
Karen-Olivier Cowen page 12
Gris-Gris
Louise Darnall page 15
New Iberia: 1779-1974
Glenn R. Conrad page 16
The Pastors of Chataignier and Eunice
Compiled by Father Donald J. Hébert page 18
Estimate of Lands and Slaves: Return of the Lands and Slaves of
the County of Opelousas
Contributed by Harold Préjean page 19
The Family of François-Cézar Boutté
Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 33
A Tribute to the Ghosts of St. Maure
From the New Iberia Enterprise, March 8, 1973
Contributed by Charles D. Tolle page 36
Book Reviews:
Jacobs, Charlie the Mole and Other Droll Souls
by Allen Begnaud page 37

No2
Meeting of the Attakapas Historical Association page 48
Edwin E. Willis, Congressman from the Sugar Bowl
Larry Ingram page 49
Household Remedies
Louise Darnall page 58
An Enterprising Town in the Teche Country: Its Factories and
Industrial Establishments
from The Daily Picayune, Sept. 1, 1886 page 59
Table of Frequently Used Land Measurements
Compiled by Dennis Gibson page 62
Heads of Families of St. Martin Parish, 1840 U.S. Census
Compiled by Pearl Segura page 63
Traditional Social Institutions in Southwest Louisiana: A Sociological
Note on the Study of Culture
Steven L. Del Sesto page 72
Le Loup et le Chien
Comptes-rendus de L’Athenee Louisianais, Sept. 1896
Jules Choppin page 76
Gabriel Fuselier de la Claire
Emma Fuselier Philastre page 77
Folk Remedies for Animal Diseases
Paul Anthony Herpin page 78
1818 Census of Opelousas
Contributed by Harold Préjean page 82
Book Reviews:
Fontenot and Riehl, The Cat and St. Landry
by Glen Jeansonne page 93
Wiesendanger, 19th Century Louisiana Painters and Paintings
by Jacqueline Voorhies page 94
De Ville, Opelousas: The History of a French and Spanish Military Post
in America, 1716 – 1803
by Mathé Allain page 95
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Mary Alice Fontenot Riehl page 97

No3
The Delcambre College
Donald T. Saunier page 101
Catlore
Judy Debaillon page 118
A Partial List of Revolutionary War Patriots and the Cemeteries in
Which They Are Buried Together With Pertinent Data
Compiled by Vita Reaux page 125
Patterns of Acadian Slave Ownership in Lafayette Parish, 1850
Vaughan Baker page 144
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: André Mouton page 149

No4
The Patout Family, 1825-1879
Lewana Roberts Schmidt page 151
A Partial List of Revolutionary War Patriots and the Cemeteries in
Which They Are Buried Together With the Pertinent Data (G-W)
Compiled by Vita Reaux page 162
Vermilion Bayou in Steamboat Days
Margaret Manley Kerksieck page 183
The Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau
Sister Odeide Mouton page 190
Book Review:
La Pointe de L’Eglise, A History of Church Point, Louisiana, 1800-1973
by Jacqueline Voorhies page 196
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Emma Fuselier Philastre page 197

1975 Volume X

No1
Reminiscences of the 60s and 70s
by Louis Paul Bryant
edited by Glenn R. Conrad page 2
A Partial List of Revolutionary War Patriots and the Cemeteries in
Which They Are Buried Together With the Pertinent Data (continued
from Volume IX, No.4)
Compiled by Vita Reaux page 12
Pregnancy Folklore
Gwendolyn Humbarger page 19
Tombstone Inscriptions in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, La.
Compiled by Mrs. James Bailey page 30
Book Reviews:
deLesseps S. Morrison and the Image of Reform: New Orleans Politics,
1946-1961
by Glen Jeansonne page 45
So Vast and Beautiful a Land: Louisiana and the Purchase
by Carl Brasseaux page 46
Plantation Memo: Plantation Life in Louisiana 1750-1970
and Other Matter
by Morgan Peoples page 47
Index to Volume IX page 48
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Yvonne Patout Southwell page 81

No2
The Vigilante Committee of Vermilion
by Alexandre Barde page 84
Babylore
by Jewel Schuyler Fullerton page 98
An 1810 Census Report on the State of Manufacturing in the
Northeastern Section of the Attakapas District
Edited by Carl Brasseaux page 102
Free Blacks in Lafayette Parish to 1860
by Frank C. Borello page 103
Graduation Day, 1919
by Irene Whitfield Holmes page 105
The Dance House
by Morris Raphael page 107
Families Living East of the Sabine River Under the Authority of the
Spanish at Nocogdoches, 1805
Compiled by Elaine Pucheu and Steve Barter page 108
Breaux Bridge and the Telephone
by Mario Mamalakis page 111
Weatherlore in Arnaudville
by Cynthia Olivier page 114
American Revolution Patriots Buried in St. Martin of Tours Catholic
Church Cemetery – St. Martinville, Louisiana
Compiled by Vita Reaux and Hazel Langell page 117
Book Reviews:
Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter’s Son
by Robert H. Tomlinson page 124
The Role of the Yankee in the Old South
by Hugh F. Rankin page 125
The Delta Queen: Last of the Paddlewheel Palaces
by George Reinecke page 126
Louisiana Recruits, 1752-1758
by Mathé Allain page 126
Louisiana Reconstructed, 1863-1877
by Glen Jeansonne page 127
Louisiana Almanac page 127
Yugoslavs in Louisiana
by Matthew J. Schott page 128
The Attakapas Country: A History of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana page 128
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Irene Whitfield Holmes page 129

No3
The Obituary of William F. Weeks
Edited and annotated by Glenn R. Conrad page 133
Arrival of Acadians from Santo Domingo
Translated and edited by Carl Brasseaux page 146
Police and Slave Patrol Regulations, 1823-1857
by Richard McGimsey page 147
A Report of Manufacturing and Manufactured Articles
Compiled by Carl Brasseaux page 153
La Caille Et La Perdrix
by Irene Whitfield Holmes page 154
List of the inhabitants who presented the Council secretariat with a
request for Negroes, and of the number they request, payable as
set by the Company
Contributed by Harold Prejean; translated by Mathé Allain page 155
1810 Census of Attakapas District, Free Persons of Color
Compiled by Carl Brasseaux page 163
Jean Darby and Descendants
by Charles Tolle page 165
Book Reviews:
Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers,
1756-1810
by Pearl Mary Segura page 168
The French in the Mississippi Valley, 1740-1750
by Grady Kilman page 169
Our People and Our History
by Mathé Allain page 170
A History of French Louisiana: The Reign of Louis XIV, 1698-1715
by J. St. Clair Favrot page 172
The Last Line: A Streetcar Named St. Charles
by Mathé Allain page 173
The Pelican Guide to New Orleans: Touring America’s Most
Interesting City page 174
Ragin’ Cajun
by Harris Periou page 174
The White Man’s Burden
by Charles Vincent page 175
First Settlers of Pointe Coupee
by Mathé Allain page 176
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Pearl Mary Segura page 177

No4
Tragedy on Buzzard’s Prairie
by David C. Edmonds page 181
Census of the Attakapas, 1809
Contributed by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 192
A Lovely Country: The New Orleans Daily Picayune Describes
Southwestern Louisiana
Contributed by Glenn R. Conrad page 196
Lafayette Parish Place Names
by Claude Kenneson page 206
List of the 1810 Attakapas Taxes Still Due
Contributed by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 209
Louisiana’s Acadians: My Tribute to Them
by Irene Whitfield Holmes page 213
Value of the Lands Between the Attakapas Church and Berwick Bay
Contributed by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 216
Women’s Property Rights in the Nineteenth Century
by Mathé Allain page 222
Land Purchase
Translated and edited by Mathé Allain page 222
Book Reviews:
Magnolia Journey: A Union Veteran Revisits the Former Confederate
States
by John D. Winters page 225
History of the Red River Controversy: The Western Boundary of the
Louisiana Purchase
by Hubert Humphreys page 226
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Virginia Kyle Hine page 227

1976 Volume XI

No1
The Glory Days: E.T. King Recalls the Civil War Years
Edited and annotated by Carl A. Brasseaux page 3
The Jayhawker Massacre: A Vermilion Parish Legend
by Jacqueline Miller; translated by Jacqueline Voorhies page 34
Lafayette’s Historic Old City Hall
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 37
The Census of Carencro – District of Attakapas May 16, 1803
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 38
Port Barre: A Crossroads in the Opelousas Country
by Claude Oubre page 43
Book Reviews:
Bound With Them in Chains: A Biographical History of the Anti-Slavery
Movement
by Claude F. Oubre page 44
Louisiana Images 1880-1920: A Photographic Essay by George
François Mugnier
by George P. Edmonston, Jr. page 45
Tinoc: Son of the Cajun Teche
by Richard Cusimano page 45
Indians of the Southeast: Then and Now
by Charles Goss page 46
The Segregation Struggle in Louisiana, 1862-77
by Philip D. Uzee page 47
Index to the Dispatches of the Spanish Governors of Louisiana,
1766-1792
by Ronald R. Morazan page 48
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Anna Blanchet Schwing page 49

No2
Homer Barousse: Portrait of An Acadia Parish Politician
by Gary Lavergne page 53
The Lafayette Museum
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 66
William L. Brent: Jeffersonian Republican and Louisiana Politician
by Glenn R. Conrad page 67
New Iberia’s Centennial Celebration
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 73
La Sainte Catherine
by Irene Whitfield Holmes page 76
Petition of the Habitans for the Destruction of Stray Cattle
Translated, annotated and edited by Carl A. Brasseaux page 78
William Voorhies, Sr.: A Biographical Sketch
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 80
The Promised Land? The Acadians in the Antilles, 1763-1764
Translated, edited and annotated by Jacqueline Voorhies page 81
List of Landowners and Slaveowners of the Attakapas
Contributed by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 84
The Dauterive Compact: The Foundation of the Acadian Cattle Industry
Translated by Grover Rees page 91
Attakapas Tax List
Contributed by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 92
Book Reviews:
On the Discovery of the Mississippi and on the Western Oregon and
Northwestern Boundary of the United States, with a Translation from
the Original Mss. of Memoirs etc. Relating to the Discovery of the
Mississippi
by Paulette Martin page 96
Rachel of Old Louisiana
by Dudley S. Johnson page 97
Epidemics in Colonial America
by Allen Begnaud page 98
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: Anna Belle Dupuis-Hoffman
Krewitz back cover

No3
Camp No. 1788, United Confederate Veterans
by Glenn R. Conrad page 101
Avery Island: Eden in Iberia Parish
by Roberta Zentner page 107
Commerce, Economics and Politics in Lafayette Parish 1829-1831
by James Hardey page 113
Census of the White Population of St. Martinville, 1880
William B. Eastin, Enumerator, June 21, 1880
Compiled by Margaret A. Conrad page 117
Notes and Documents
Judge Jehu Wilkinson’s Reminiscences page 141
Book Reviews:
The Battle in Bayou Country
by David C. Edmonds page 143
A Narrative History of Breaux Bridge, Once Called “La Pointe”
by Harris Periou page 144
The Man Who Sold Louisiana: The Career of François Barbé-Marbois
by Edgar Leon Newman page 146
The French Contribution to the Founding of the United States
by Robert D. Bush page 146
The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles
of German Descent
by Edith Stewart Vicknair page 147
Southern Politics and the Second Reconstruction
by Noel Gray page 148
Contemporary Attakapas Personality: W. McKerall O’Neill back cover

No4
An Early View of the Atchafalaya: The Lt. Enoch Humphrey
Expedition of 1805
Edited and annotated by Malcolm Comeaux page 153
Census of the White Population of New Iberia, 1880
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad; prepared by Margaret A. Conrad page 164
Retreat from Waterloo: Captain Wartell’s Legacy
by Valerie Jean Conner page 171
Officers of the Vermillion Regiment of the Louisiana Militia, 1862
Transcribed by Dennis A. Gibson page 177
Transactions Between Families Associated in Marriage:
Lafayette Parish, 1832-1834
by A. Carroll Gautreaux page 179
Acadian Music and Dances
by Irene Whitfield Holmes page 181
A History of Maurice
by Alberta V. Winch page 186
The Kelly-Nugent Report on the Inhabitants and Livestock of
Attakapas, Natchitoches, Opelousas and Rapides Posts, 1770
Translated by Paulette Guilbert Martin page 187
The Pieux Fence: A Standard Fixture on Early Acadian Farms
by Mary Alice Fontenot page 193
Le Feu Follet
by Gertrude Savoie page 195
Book Reviews:
Troy H. Middleton: A Biography
by George Edmonston, Jr. page 196
Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 197
A History of Baton Rouge
by Robert A. Becker page 197
1977 Volume XII

No1
Early Acadiana Through Anglo-American Eyes
by Timothy F. Reilly page 3
Naked Heel Cockfights in Acadiana
by Kenneth Paul Stewart page 21
La Fille Qui Etait Fière
by David Lanclos page 26
The Emergence of Modern Medicine in Lafayette Parish: 1900-1920
by John F. Parker page 27
Les Coutumes de Noces Acadiennes
by Larry Eugene Romero page 31
Opelousas and the Coming of the Railroad
by Elizabeth Talbot page 33
A Summer on a Louisiana Cotton Plantation
by Amelia Watts page 37
Election on a Sindic in the Attakapas, 1773
Translated by Carl A. Brasseaux page 43
Census of New Iberia, 1880 (contd. from Vol. XI, No.4)
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad; prepared by Margaret A. Conrad page 44
Index to XI page 49
The First Cockfight in St. Landry Parish page 80

No2
Chretien Point
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 84
Crowley and the 1940 Flood
by Mary Alice Fontenot page 85
A Survey of American War Veterans Buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery,
Carencro, Louisiana, 1874-1976
by Ruth Arceneaux and Claude J. Arceneaux page 91
The New Iberia Little Theatre, 1923-1973
by Glenn R. Conrad page 101
Prosperity and the Free Population of Lafayette Parish, 1850-1860:
A Demographic Overview
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 105
The Last Island Storm, 1888
by Ralph Earl Caffery page 109
A Brief History of Anse La Butte Salt Dome
by Claude Kenneson page 111
Recreational Pursuits of Lafayette Parish Residents, 1890-1899
by Nancy Tulloch Hock page 114
Census of New Iberia
Continued from Vol. XII, No.1 page 125
Book Reviews:
Canadian Passports, 1681-1752
by Mathé Allain page 131
A Lifetime on Deadline: Self-Portraits of a Southern Journalist
by Allen E. Begnaud page 131
Youth in Acadie: Reflections on Acadian Life and Culture in Southwest
Louisiana
by Jacqueline Voorhies page 132

No3
Friend or Foe? Religious Exiles at the Opelousas Post in the
American Revolution
by Glenn R. Conrad page 137
Les Courses de Chevaux: Un Sport de la Campagne
by Sandra Hebert page 141
Early Acadiana Through Anglo-American Eyes, Part II
by Timothy F. Reilly page 159
Book Reviews:
Nous Sommes Acadiens
by Myron Tassin page 177
The Civil Works Administration in Louisiana: A Study in New Deal Relief
by Virgil L. Mitchell page 177
Federal Land Grants in the Territory of Orleans: The Delta Parishes
by Charles R. Maduell, Jr. page 178

No4
Early Acadiana Through Anglo-American Eyes
by Timothy F. Reilly, Part II (contd.) page 185
List of Persons Subject to Taxation in the Parish of St. Mary
in the Year 1813
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 195
Louisiana’s First Acadian Religious
by James F. Gerachty page 198
The Acadian Family: Anachronism or Paradigm?
by Sarah Brabant page 201
Mike Scanlan: An Irish-American in Acadia Parish
by Gary Lavergne page 209
1880 Census of New Iberia (contd.) page 218

1978 Volume XIII

No1
“Ole Indigenous Dave”: David R. Williams and the Bayou House
by Michael Glen Wade page 3
Le Marin Breton
Submitted by Irene Whitfield Holmes and Gayle Calais Guidry page 12
Genealogical Resources and Services of the Louisiana State Archives
by Arthur W. Bergeron page 14
The Darby House
by John Albert Landry page 17
St. Martin’s Regiment, Louisiana Militia
Compiled by Dennis Gibson page 19
1880 Census of New Iberia page 20
Minister Bradley and the Eleventh Commandment
by David C. Edmonds page 29
Francisco Segura
by Pearl Mary Segura page 34
The Segura Family, 1779 to the Present
Pearl Mary Segura page 41
Notes and Documents: Louis Andry’s Report on the Attakapas, 1773
Translated by Emilio Fabian Garcia page 48

No2
Early Acadiana Through Anglo-American Eyes
by Timothy F. Reilly page 53
Depression Years in Lafayette Parish
by Jeanna Fortier Schultz page 72
The Segura Family, 1779 to the Present
by Pearl Mary Segura page 78
The Brazil Exiles: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of St. Landry Parish
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 85
The Acadian Story Continues to Unfold
by Glenn R. Conrad page 89
1900 Census of New Iberia page 91

No3
Last Days of Darby
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 103
The First Tates of the Evangeline-St. Landry Parish Area
by Albert Tate, Jr. page 107
List of Workers of the Company of the Indies
by Glenn R. Conrad page 121
Fast Driving
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 123
A Lady Called Alice
by Glenn R. Conrad page 124
The Segura Family, 1779 to the Present
by Pearl Mary Segura page 129
Through Generosity and Devotion
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 134
A True Story of Jeanerette
by Coldon Darcé page 137
1900 Census of New Iberia page 145
Book Reviews:
Stahls, Plantation Homes of the Lafourche Country
by Mathé Allain page 147
Sanders, Records of the Attakapas District: Louisiana Vol. IIII,
St. Martin Parish, 1808-1860
by Mathé Allain page 148
LeBlanc, Cajun-bred Running Horses: Notes on Horse Racing in
Southwest Louisiana
by Carl Brasseaux page 148

No4
Mr. Bell’s Invention Comes to Acadiana
by Bill D’Zurilla page 153
The Segura Family, 1779 to the Present
by Pearl Mary Segura page 166
St. Martin de Tours – – A Photo Essay
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 172
List of Acadians Imprisoned by Colonel Winslow at Grand Pré
by Grover Rees page 178
Theriot, Louisiana, and Its Acadian Connections
by Beryl Sauce Stiles page 182
Ozème Carrière and the St. Landry Jayhawkers 1863-1865
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 185
A Letter to Grandfather Moses
by Dr. Joseph Warren Lyman page 190
1900 Census of New Iberia
by Glenn R. Conrad page 193

1979 Volume XIV

No1
A Man for the People
by Suzy Shea page 3
The Segura Family
by Pearl Mary Segura page 11
A View of Yesteryear: A Photo Essay of Grand Coteau
by Carl Brasseaux page 24
“The Yankee Officer and the Partisans”
by James Franklin Fitts page 31
A Terrible Tornado
by Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. page 38
“The Church on Wheels”
Contributed by James L. Gerachty page 39
Sheriff Stubinger Murder
Contributed by Glenn R. Conrad page 43
The 1900 Census of New Iberia page 45
Biographical Sketches of Contributors page 48

No2
Wilderness Paradise
by Glenn R. Conrad page 52
The Segura Family: Conclusion
by Pearl Mary Segura page 64
Bouligny’s Account of the Founding of New Iberia
by Mathé Allain page 78
The Storm of ’79
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 85
The 1900 Census of New Iberia page 88
Biographical Sketches of Contributors page 98

No3
The Journal of John Landreth
Edited and Annotated by Dennis Gibson page 103
Le Marin Breton: An Acadian French Song
by Irene Whitfield Holmes and Gayle Calais Guidry page 110
Opelousas and the Alabama Immigrants, 1763-1766
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 112
For Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Photo Essay
by Gertrude Taylor and Glenn R. Conrad page 118
Bouligny’s Account of the Founding of New Iberia, Part II
by Mathé Allain page 124
Carencro Profiles
by Claude Kenneson page 132
The 1900 Census of New Iberia page 138
Biographical Sketches page 148

No4
Abrom Kaplan – A Decade in Depth of His Life
by Michael L. Kaplan page 153
The Journal of John Landreth
Edited and annotated by Dennis Gibson page 159
The Old Castillo Hotel
A Photo Essay page 168
Grande Prairie, 1803-1853
by Jane Cazaudebat page 174
The Tidal Wave of 1912
by Gertrude Taylor page 184
The 1900 Census of New Iberia page 186
An Invitation to Alexander Mouton page 196
Book Review:
Hepworth, The Whip, Hoe and Sword: or the Gulf Deparment in ’63
by Mathé Allain page 197
Biographical Sketches page 198

1980 Volume XV

No1
The Bienvenu Family of St. Martinsville
by Willie Z. Bienvenu, M.D. page 2
Colonial Land Grants in the Attakapas
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 13
Return to Mintmere
A Photo Essay page 24
A Road for Attakapas
by Glenn R. Conrad page 30
Journal of John Landreth
Transcribed and annotated by Dennis Gibson page 37
1900 Census of New Iberia page 41
Book Reviews:
Ecrits Louisiannais du Dix-Neuvième Siècle:
Nouvelles, Contes et Fables
by John Perret page 46
Plantation Homes of the Teche Country
by David C. Edmunds page 47

No2
The Bayou-Teche – – Who It Was Named After
Submitted by David C. Edmonds page 52
Etienne de Vaugine: Soldier, Planter, Trader
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 53
Aubry, Foucault, and the Attakapas Acadians: 1765
by Michael James Foret page 60
Springtime on the Upper Teche
A Photo Essay page 64
The Journal of John Landreth
Transcribed and annotated by Dennis Gibson page 69
The Bienvenu Family of St. Martinville
By Willie Z. Bienvenu page 79
The 1900 Census of New Iberia
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 89

No3
The Men, The Years: Where Have They Gone?
The Life of Felix Voorhies
by Ruth T. Grant page 103
Inquest Concerning George Stelly Who Was Found Hanging From
A Tree
Submitted by Mrs. Roy H. Harper
Translated by Michael J. Foret page 110
The Journal of John Landreth
Transcribed and annotated by Dennis Gibson page 116
The Bienvenu Family of St. Martinville
by Willie Z. Bienvenu page 123
How Do I Love Thee? The Life and Writings of John Lloyd Lewis
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 134
The 1900 Census of New Iberia page 140
Book Reviews:
They Tasted Bayou Water
by Pearl Mary Segura page 148
The Loup-Garou
by Mathé Allain page 148

No4
Down Where the Sugar Cane Grows
The Reminiscences of James P. Kemper page 152
Courir Du Mardi Gras
by Barry Jean Ancelet page 159
Acadian Folk Song
Contributed by Viola LaFosse
Submitted by Irene W. Holmes page 165
The Legacy of Ozenne’s Island
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 167
The Bienvenu Family of St. Martinville
by Willie Z. Bienvenu, M.D. page 176
Anne-Francoise Rolland: An Early Settler
Submitted by Jackie Vidrine
Translated and annotated by Mathé Allain page 188
The 1900 Census of New Iberia page 192
Uncle Major’s Account of Early Cattle Drives
Recorded by Anne Spotsworth Buchanan
Submitted by Virginia Yongue page 197

1981 Volume XVI

No1
The Begnaud Family: Four Generations in Louisiana
by Lurnice Begnaud page 3
Down Where the Sugar Cane Grows, Part II
by James P. Kemper page 13
Swing Your Partners, Not Your Fists
Translated and annotated by Mathé Allain page 23
To Lie by the Side of a Friend
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 27
The Family of Noel Soileau
by Jacqueline O. Vidrine page 29
The 1900 Census of New Iberia
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 32
Book Reviews:
Les Cadiens D’Asteur: Today’s Cajuns
by Gertrude Taylor page 46
The Louisiana Capitol page 46
New Orleans As It Was page 47
The Asphodel Plantation Cookbook
by Mathé Allain page 48

No2
Militia Commissions and Regulations, 1792 page 53
General Census of the Attakapas Militia, 1794 page 56
Early History of the Chitimacha
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 65
Down Where the Sugar Cane Grows, Part III
by James P. Kemper page 70
The Family of Noel Soileau
by Jacqueline O. Vidrine page 81
New Iberia’s “Jubilee Celebration”
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 84
The Begnaud Family: Four Generations in Louisiana
by Lurnice Begnaud page 87
Census of the White Population of Opelousas
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 97

No3
Records of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, Part I
Submitted by Evelyn Petry Goller page 103
Down Where the Sugar Cane Grows
by James P. Kemper page 111
The Family of Noel Soileau, Part III
by Jacqueline Vidrine page 124
Reminiscences of the Lost Cause
by Pierre D. Olivier page 126
The Begnaud Family: Four Generations in Louisiana, Part III
by Lurnice Begnaud page 131
Our Lady’s Bell
by Leo Murphy
Submitted by Beryl L. Sauce Stiles page 141
1880 Census of The White Population of Opelousas
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 143

Book Reviews:
Cajun Boy
by Michael J. Foret page 147
Genealogical:
The Lebleau Book page 148
Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana page 148
The Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, 1759-1785
by Gertrude Taylor page 148

No4
Election of Martin Duralde as Syndic, 1785
Translated and edited by Carl A. Brasseaux page 153
Down Where the Sugar Cane Grows
The Reminiscences of James P. Kemper page 155
The Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petry Goller page 165
Indices to St. Landry Parish Probate Court Suits
Compiled by Keith P. Fontenot page 172
Raphael Segura
by Pearl Mary Segura page 176
D’Autre Tabac!
Submitted by Barry Ancelet page 181
The Beganud Family: Four Generations in Louisiana
by Lurnice Begnaud page 182
Genealogy page 193
1880 Census of the White Population of Opelousas
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 195
1982 Volume XVII

No1
Virginians in the Teche Country
by Glenn R. Conrad and Gertrude C. Taylor
Introduction page 5
Part I: John D. Wilkins and the Louisiana Beginnings
by Glenn R. Conrad page 8
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Edited and submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 19
Music in Plantation Society: St. Martinville in the 19th Century
by Robert F. Schmalz page 24
Indices to St. Landry Parish Probate Court Suits
Compiled by Keith Fontenot page 34
Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petry Goller
Translated by Mathé Allain page 36
Census of the White Population of Opelousas
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 46

No2
Virginians in the Teche Country
Part II: John D. Wilkins: His Ideas and His Family
Part III: The Heirs of John D. Wilkins
by Glenn R. Conrad page 53
History of Lafayette Fire Department, 1898-1932
by Ralph Roch Bienvenu page 70
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Edited and submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 73
Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petry Goller
Translated by Mathé Allain page 76
St. Landry Parish Probate Court Suits
Compiled by Keith P. Fontenot page 84
Death of the Steamer Teche
By Gertrude C. Taylor page 86
Aurora Borealis in St. Landry
by Keith S. Hambrick page 89
A Catholic Church for Ville Platte, Louisiana
Translated and submitted by Elba Anthony Dardeau, Jr. page 90
Census of the White Population of Opelousas, 1880
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 92
Book Reviews:
The Vigilance Committees of the Attakapas
Lester Lacaze page 97
Weeks Hall: The Master of the Shadows
Glenn R. Conrad page 98

No3
Virginians in the Teche Country
Part III: The Heirs of John D. Wilkins (contd. from Vol. XVII, No.2)
Part IV: Benjamin Wilkins and the End of an Era
by Glenn R. Conrad page 101
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Edited and submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 120
Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petry Goller
Translated by Mathé Allain page 123
Frenchy and Le Prince
by Cordelle Kemper Ballard page 132

St. Landry Parish Probate Court Suits
Compiled by Keith Fontenot page 135
To the Memory
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 137
Census of the White Population of Opelousas, 1880
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page142
Book Review:
Eating, Visiting, and Drinking in the South
Keith S. Hambrick page 146

No4
Virginians in the Teche Country
Part V: The Ties That Bind
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 153
Pastors of the First Methodist Church, Franklin, LA.
Submitted by Mrs. Claude Alpha page 166
Garrigues de Flaugeac: Louisiana’s Forgotten Hero
by Ellen Roy Jolly page 168
St. Landry Parish Probate Court Suits, 1822-1846: Conclusion
Compiled by Keith Fontenot page 171
Journal of a Minister, 1873-1874
by Carol Terry Shively page 173
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Edited and submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 180
Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petry Goller
Translated by Mathé Allain page 183
Census of the White Population of Opelousas, 1880: Conclusion
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 193

1983 Volume XVIII

No1
Virginians in the Teche Country
Part VI: Of Blood and Faith
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 3
Death of a Myth
by Carl A. Brasseaux and Gertrude C. Taylor page 15
1850 Landowners of Vermilion Parish
From the 1850 Agricultural Census page 20
A Scare for Lafayette
by Glenn R. Conrad page 26
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Edited and submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 28
A Daring Stagecoach Robbery
by Keith S. Hambrick page 32
The Garrett Family of St. Mary Parish
by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 36
Census of the White Population of Franklin, 1880
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 41
Genealogy:
Commentaries on Some Avoyelles Families
by William Nelson Gremillion and Loucille Edwards Gremillion
Cajun Roots, The Genealogy of Joseph Octave Theriot and Viola Broussard
by Beverly Theriot Coleman page 48

No2
As It Was In the Beginning
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 53
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
by Glenn R. Conrad page 59
The Family of Raphael Sagrera and Alice Anna White
by Dr. Walter T. Sagrera, Jackson Sagrera, Margaret Sagrera
Prejean and Blanche Segura Sagrera page 69
Lafayette Confederate Veterans Reunion Picnic, 1890
Submitted by Dana Rist page 72
Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petrey Goller page 73
Fossil Findings at Opelousas
Submitted by Keith Hambrick page 81
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1890
Submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 84
Historic French Forts page 90
Census of the White Population of Franklin
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 92

No3
The Story of Thomas Winston and Mary Celeste Moss
Submitted by Judy C. Wood page 99
The Records of Belle-Isle-en-Mer
Submitted by Evelyn Petrey Goller page 108
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 114
Land Settlement in T.9S., R.4E.
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 121
Marriage of Michael Conner and Victoria Primo
Submitted by George Conner page 123
Revised Index to St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 124
Last Will and Testament of Honore Carlin
Submitted by Mrs. Clyde Alpha page 132
Overview: Attakapas – 1817
Submitted by Keith Hambrick page 135
Genealogy Review:
De La Champagne A La Louisiane: The Ancestors of Alexandre
Eufemon Barras (1850-1940) and Mary Alice Guilbeau (1855-1892)

Du Loudonais A La Louisiane Por La Voie De L’Acadie, The
Ancestors of Aurelien Breaux (1838-1901) and Marie Corinne
Bonin (1845-1923)
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 138
Census of the White Population of Franklin, LA.,1880
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 139

No4
Amand Broussard dit Beausoleil
by Pearl Mary Segura page 147
St. Mary Parish Estates
Edited and submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 154
The Boustany and Saloom Families, Part I
by Yvonne Nassar Saloom page 162
Skeleton in the Closet
by Elba Anthony Dardeau, Jr. page 165
Settlement of Grand Prairie
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 168
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 170
A Trip Up the Teche
Annotated by Gertrude C. Taylor page 177
Census of the White Population of Franklin, LA., 1880
Compiled by Margaret Ann Conrad page 182
Notes and Documents page 186
By-Laws of the Attakapas Historical Association page 189

1984 Volume XIX

No2
Evangeline, Legend of Acadian Culture
by Joe L. Cash page 51
The 1875 Assessment Roll of the Town of Brashear
by Donald J. Martin page 57
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
by Glenn R. Conrad page 66
Settlement of Township 10 South, Range 7 East
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 70
William Bundick, Man of Many Endeavors
by Albert Tate, Jr. page 72
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 78
Last Will of Levi Campbell of Grosse Isle
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 85
Notes and Documents page 90
Book Review:
History of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
by Glenn R. Conrad page 95
Genealogy
Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana page 95
The Acadian Exiles in Chantellerault, 1773-1785 page 96
Surname Index, 1860 Census, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana page 96

No3
A Village Called Pont des Braux
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 99
The Life and Times of Judge George King
by Keith P. Fontenot page 107
The 1875 Assessment Roll of Brashear City
Submitted by Donald J. Martin page 116
Settlement of Township 6 South, Range 2 East page 121
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 122
The Will of Jean Berard, Merchant
Translated by May Waggoner page 129
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 139
Book Review:
Mistress of Evergreen Plantation
by Mathé Allain page 143
Genealogy:
Louisiana Descendants of Simon Aycock, 1783-1931 page 144

No4
John Moore: Planter, Politician, Husband, Father
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 146
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 153
The Saga of Petite Anse Island
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 158
The Hayes Family: Pioneers of Petite Anse Island
by Judy C. Wood page 165
St. Mary Parish Estates, 1811-1900
Submitted by Mary Elizabeth Sanders page 174
Marriage Contract of Marie Francoise Arthemise Declouet and
Francois Benoist Ste. Clair
Translated by Mathé Allain page 182
The 1875 Assessment Roll of the Town of Brashear
Submitted by Donald F. Morgan page 184
Genealogy:
De L’Anjou A La Louisiane Par Le Voie de Acadie: The Ancestors
of Henry Despaney Broussard (1840-1907) and Eufrida Olivia Bonin
(1840-1907) page 192

1985 Volume XX

No1
Thibodeau: From Acadia to Acadiana
Compiled by Gertrude C. Taylor page 2
Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 17
The House that Jacques Built
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 21
General Census and Tax List for the Church at Attakapas, 1781
Submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Theriot page 28
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 34
Some Observations on Anglo-Saxon Settlers in Colonial Attakapas
by Glenn R. Conrad page 42
Publications of Interest:
Index of New Orleans Confirmations, 1789-1841 page 48

No2
Gebert Oak, 150th Anniversary page 50
1860 Census of Ville Platte Area
by Albert Tate, Jr. page 53
The Public Land Sales of Southwest Louisiana, 1821-1856
Compiled by Glenn R. Conrad page 63
Berwick, Forstall, and Carr: New Iberia’s First Industry
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 68
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 73
Right of Passage
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 81
St. Mary Parish News page 88
Raising Cattle in the Attakapas
by Michael James Foret page 89

No3
Judice, a Genealogy
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 98
St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 117
President Roosevelt Visits New Iberia
by Cathy Gibbens page 123
State Licenses Issued in St. Landry Parish, 1860
Compiled by Keith Fontenot page 133
The Section 93 Question
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 138
Book Review:
One Mile An Hour
by the Rev. George A. Bodin page 144

No4
Some Descendants of Michel Trahan and Euphrosine Vincent
Compiled by Gertrude C. Taylor page 147
Early Settlement of T.14S., R.8E., of St. Mary Parish
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 168
1792 Ordinances for Cattle Branding and Slaughter
by Jacqueline K. Voorhies page 170
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 174
William O’Donegan: Pioneer Settler and Tradesman of Ville Platte
by Albert Tate, Jr. page 184
Act of Indenture
Submitted by Keith Fontenot page 192

1986 Volume XXI

No1
The Berwicks of St. Mary Parish
by Michael James Foret page 2
Anglo-Americans in Antebellum Attakapas and Opelousas
by Dolores Egger Labbe page 13
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 18
The M.A. Patout History Project
by Michael G. Wade page 26
Lasseigne: From Mighty Mississippi to Lazy Bayou Teche
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 33
Recreational Pursuits in Lafayette and New Iberia, 1900-1920
by Carl A. Brasseaux page 40

No2
The Hargreaves of Vermilion
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 50
Civil War Images of a Cajun Landscape
by Lawrence E. Estaville, Jr. page 65
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 69
Segura Plantation House
by Pearl Mary Segura page 77
North-South: Life and Work of Phoebe Farmer
by Louise R. Fisher page 82
Notes and Documents page 88
Book Reviews:
St. Martin Parish History page 95
The Journal of John Landreth, Surveyor page 96

No3
A Town Named Franklin
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 98
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 109
Concerning the Swamp Lands of Louisiana page 117
Land Grants in the Attakapas
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 118
Simon
by Willie Z. Bienvenu page 132
Creole Forty-Niner: Simeon Patout and the California Gold Rush page 138
Books:
A Selected Bibliography of Acadian History
Attakapas Post: The Census of 1771
The Acadian Families, 1686
The Opelousas Post, 1771 page 144

No4
Bids for Church Construction, Aug. 30, 1773
Translated by Mathé Allain page 147
How Acadian is Acadiana?
by Glenn R. Conrad page 148
Index to St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 168
Fortune and Misfortune: The Sorrel Family in Louisiana, 1763-1900
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 179
Books:
French Troops in the Mississippi Valley and on the Gulf Coast, 1745
Index and Abstracts of Colonial Documents in the Eugene P. Watson
Memorial Library page 192

1987 Volume XXII

No1
Jean Mouton: Pioneer, Patriot
by Pearl Mary Segura page 2
St. Martin Parish Estates, 1804-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 8
Delcambre
Submitted by P. Charles Calahan page 15
Rednecks, Roughnecks, and the Bosco Stomp: The Arrival of the Oil
Industry in the Marais Bouleur
by Barry Jean Ancelet page 29
Iberia Parish Estates, 1868-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 34
Some Observations on the Founding of New Iberia
by Glenn R. Conrad page 41
Woodson Wren, Collector: District of the Teche, La., 1811-1813
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 47

No2
Henry Hopkins Raises the U.S. Flag Over the Attakapas
by Glenn R. Conrad page 50
War Clouds: The St. Julien-DeCloucet Affair
by Gertrude C. Taylor page 51
Louis St. Julien: Against His Enemies, His Attackers, and His Assassins
Translated and edited by
Robert St. Julien and Lou Anne St. Julien page 57
Iberia Parish Estates, 1868-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 80
Barnum on the Bayous: A Louisiana Vignette on the Early Career
of the Great Showman
by Winston DeVille page 85
Attakapas Census of 1803: District of Vermilion page 87
A Name That Is Accursed page 95

No3
Notice to Members and Readers page 98
Valsin Broussard: Founder of Broussard, Louisiana
by Pearl Mary Segura page 99
“Saturday Night Live”
by Michael G. Wade page 109
John Stine: Early Sherriff of Attakapas
by Glenn R. Conrad page 110
Majestic Albania Mansion: A Photo Essay
by Oscar James Gonzalez page 114
The Life of B.B. Mitchel, Overseer
by B.B. Mitchel
Introduction by Keith S. Hambrick page 118
A Boom at Crowley page 134
Iberia Parish Estates, 1868-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 135

No4
Notice to Members and Readers page 146
Adrian Nunez of Live Oak Plantation
by Pearl Mary Segura page 147
Adrian Nunez Genealogy
by Pearl Mary Segura page 156
Iberia Parish Estates, 1868-1900
Compiled by Rebecca Batiste page 178
New Iberia’s Lamprez Family and Home
Text and Photographs by Oscar James Gonzales page 183
Naturalizations in St. Mary Parish, 1820-1915
by William T. Shinn page 187
1988 Volume XXIII

No1
Political Reform in the Evangeline Region, 1948-1987
by Mark T. Carleton page 3
Kilgore Plantation: St. Mary Parish, 1826-1987
by Walter J. Landry page 8
Postmasters of Broussard, Nunez, and Segura, Louisiana
by Rita L. Moroney
Submitted and edited by Pearl Mary Segura page 13
Sonnier’s Cracklins
by Oscar James Gonzalez page 16
Iberia Parish Estates, 1868-1900 (continued)
Compiled by Rebecca A. Batiste page 19
Naturalizations in St. Mary Parish, 1820-1915 (continued)
Compiled by William T. Shinn page 22
A Guide to Authors, Article Titles Appearing in The Attakapas Gazette,
Vols 1-20, 1966-1985
Compiled by Flossie I. Montgomery page 35

No2
The Rentrops and Their Ferry
by William T. Shinn page 51
Acadian Heritage of the Mistress of Parlange
by Pearl Mary Segura page 64
Query page 74
A Document for Early New Iberia History
Trans. by Winston DeVille F. A. S. G. page 75
Acadian Christian Names
by Pearl Mary Segura page 76
Meandering Through Bayou Teche Cemeteries
by Lionel J. Bienvenu, Sr. page 78
Words to Live By
by Mary Alice Fontenot page 80
Last Will and Testament of Jean Berard
Trans. by Tamara D. McGinnis page 81
An Addendum to “Sherriff Stubinger Murder”
by Elizabeth Ludwick Zervas page 84
Tombstone Inscriptions in the Lafayette Protestant Cemetery
Compiled by Carl A. Brasseaux & Glenn R. Conrad page 85
Iberia Parish Estates, 1868-1900
Compiled by Rebecca A. Batiste page 95

No3
The Child of Nicholas La Cour
by Donald E. Pusch page 98
The Hebert Family and the Music of Acadiana
by Denis Hebert page 99
The Baptists of St. Mary
by William T. Shinn page 111
The Trahans of Acadiana
by Geneviève Massignon
Trans. by Pearl Mary Segura page 116
Query page 127
The James H. Walker Bible
Submitted by Michael R. Rogers page 128
Tombstone Inscriptions in the Lafayette Protestant Cemetery
Compiled by Carl A. Brasseaux & Glenn R. Conrad
(contd. from vol. XXIII, no.2) page 136

No4
Franklin, Louisiana: Greek Revival on the Teche
by Oscar James Gonzalez page 147
Carencro’s First Things
by Claude Kenneson page 150
A Note on Church History at Grand Coteau, Louisiana
by Winston DeVille page 153
Items of Interest from the Lafayette Advertiser of the 1870s
by Alvin Y. Bethard page 154
Last Will and Testament of Louis Arceneaux
Trans. by Tamara D. McGinnis page 156
350th Anniversary of the Arrival in Acadia of Guillaume Trahan
by Clarence S. d’Entremont
Trans. by Pearl Mary Segura page 157
The Murder of Captain John Saunders
Submitted by Alvin Y. Bethard page 166
Presidential Election in Acadiana page 167
Mulattos of Attakapas Post, 1792
Transcribed and with comments by Winston DeVille page 168
Deaths Reported in the Lafayette Advertiser, 1869-1879
Compiled by Alvin Y. Bethard page 169
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste page 172
Tombstone Inscriptions in the Lafayette Protestant Cemetery
Compiled by Carl A. Brasseaux & Glenn R. Conrad
(contd. from vol. XXIII, no.3.) page 183

1989 Volume XXIV

No1
The Johnson Family of Mississippi and Louisiana
by Pearl Mary Segura page 3
The First Catholic Church in Franklin
by William T. Shinn page 11
Major DeBlanc of the Louisiana Garrison, 1758
Trans. by Carl A. Brasseaux page 16
Concert by the Lafayette Concert Band page 16
Footnote to the Acadian Migration: The Prejean Family
Trans. and edited by Carl A. Brasseaux page 17
Births, Marriages and Deaths Reported in the Lafayette Advertiser,
1869-1889
by Alvin Y. Bethard page 19
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXIII, no.4) page 23
Tombstone Inscriptions in the Lafayette Protestant Cemetery
Compiled by Carl A. Brasseaux & Glenn R. Conrad
(contd. from vol. XXIII, no.4) page 33
The Trahan Family
by Betty Pourciaux page 43
Book Reviews:
Remember Us
by Mathé Allain page 48

No2
Dr. George Armand Martin
by Pearl Mary Segura page 51
The Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Present Day Evangeline
Parish: A Brief Glimpse
by Elba Anthony Dardeau, Jr. page 65
The Soil in His Diary
by Oscar James Gonzalez page 75
Tombstone Inscriptions in the Lafayette Protestant Cemetery
Compiled by Carl A. Brasseaux & Glenn R. Conrad
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.1) page 80
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.1) page 87
The Trahan Family
by Betty Pourciaux
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.1) page 91

No3
The Sorrel/Pellerin Burial Ground
by Jarvis M. Freeman page 99
Martial François Billeaud, Sr.
by Yvonne Y. Guidroz page 105
A Hundred Years Ago page 107
The Succession of Dominique Prevost, St. Martinsville Merchant
Submitted by Betty Pourciau
Translated by Jean-Michel Déjacque
Introduction by Glenn R. Conrad page 108
A Hundred Years Ago page 121
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.2) page 122
The Trahan Family
by Betty Pourciau
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.2) page 130
Declaration in Favor of the Late Samuel Wells for His Lands
Submitted by Jacqueline O. Vidrine page 135
A Hundred Years Ago page 136
Do You Remember..? Some Events Occurring in New Iberia
in the Year 1935 page 137
The Hurricanes of Summer 1934 page 139

No4
Joseph Gutierrez Confederate Veteran
by Pearl Mary Segura page 147
The Railroad Comes to Acadiana: One Man’s Plaintive Response
by Dr. Maureen Arceneaux page 169
The Estate and Succession of Robert Burleigh of Grand Coteau
by B. J. Sloane, Jr. page 174
Veazey-Etie and Related Families
by Clare L. Childers page 185
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.3) page 191

1990 Volume XXV

No1
Building Southwest Louisiana’s First Railroad: The Years of Anticipation
by Keith S. Hambrick page 3
William Frederick Haifleigh, His Life and Times
by William T. Shinn page 18
Births, Marriages and Deaths Reported in the Lafayette Advertiser,
1890-1899
Compiled by Alvin Y. Bethard page 31
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.4) page 42

No2
The Cajun Woman as Unofficial Deacon of the Sacraments and Priest
of the Sacramentals in Rural Louisiana, 1800-1930
by Ron Bodin page 2
A Simon Legend: The Old House in the Country and Excerpts from
the Simon Genealogy
by Charles C. Trahan page 14
The Labry Families of Louisiana
by Purvis J. Hebert page 17
The Prejean Family: Some Facts
Compiled by Edward J. Prejean, Jr. page 18
Yellow Fever
Submitted by Carl A. Brasseaux page 20
Acadian Surnames in Acadia
Submitted by Pearl Mary Segura page 22
St. Mary Parish Judges, 1809-42
Compiled by William T. Shinn page 26
Local and State Deaths Reported in the Lafayette Advertiser in 1869
Submitted by Al Bethard page 27
Tombstone Inscriptions from Prairie Greig, La.
Compiled by Ron Bodin, Ray and Jerri Fletcher page 30
The Testamentary Executors of the Late Dominigue Prevost
Submitted by Betty Pourciaux page 35
Last Will and Testament of Pierre Neat
Translated by Tamara McGinnis page 37
The Bodins and Primeauxs of Prairie Greig
Compiled by Gaynell Barras page 38
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXV, no.1) page 42

No3
Events Reported in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 1930
Submitted by Rebecca Batiste page 98
The Acadians of Louisiana: Appearing in Scribner’s Monthly (1879)
by R.L. Daniels page 107
The Ramseys of Vermilion Parish
by Zilda Whitfield page 116
Births Reported in the Daily Advertiser 1900-1905
Compiled by Alvin Y. Bethard page 119
St. Mary Parish Treasurers, 1853-1888
Compiled by William T. Shinn page 121
Auction Sale of the Property of the Succession of Michael Ritter, 1804
Translated by Tara McGinnis page 123
Accounts of Electioneering and Vote Buying in Vermilion Parish
in the 1930s and 1940s
by Ron Bodin page 126
The Rougeou Family of Louisiana
by Pearl Mary Segura page 129
The Sinking of Lake Peigneur, 1980
by Whitney J. Autin page 142

No4
Settlement of Acadia
First Appearing in Le Mercure Francois, 1608 page 146
Marriages and Deaths Reported in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser,
1900-1905
Compiled by Alvin Bethard page 148
A Landry Family Genealogy
Compiled by Margaret Forster page 155
William A. Montgomery of Loudan Plantation: Pioneer Lafayette
Civic Leader
by Ron Bodin page 159
Lafayette Parish Casualties in WWI, WWII, and Korea
Compiled by Ron Bodin page 165
General W. T. Sherman Visits Lafayette
Submitted by Al Bethard page 167
Amand Broussard dit Beausoleil Genealogy
by Pearl Mary Segura page 168
Report on Hurricane Hilda and the Erath Tower Collapse:
October 3-5, 1964
Submitted by Ron Bodin page 183
Voudoux in Louisiana (from Louisiana Studies)
by Alcée Fortier page 188
Comparative Statistics for the City of Lafayette: 1942, 1958, 1989
by Ron Bodin page 189
Accounts of Bootlegging Activity in Grosse Isle, La.
by Ron Bodin page 190
Obelisk in Memory of Alexandre Mouton
Photo courtesy of U. S. L. Archives page 192

1991 Volume XXVI

No1
Tenancy, Sharecropping and Migrant Employment, 1920-1945
by Ron Bodin page 2
Inventory of the Estate of Alexandre Declouet
Translated by Tamara McGinnis page 6
When Is a Slave Not a Slave?
Submitted by William T. Shinn page 10
Evangeline: A Twice Told Tale
Submitted by Cordelle K. Ballard page 20
The Upper Teche Country: A Bayou and Its People
by Oscar James Gonzalez page 26
Lafayette Parish Successions, 1823-1900
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste
(contd. from vol. XXV, no.2) page 32
The Trahan Family
by Betty Pourciaux
(contd. from vol. XXIV, no.3) page 41

No2
The Primeaux Family of Canada and Louisiana
by Pearl Mary Segura page 50
Primeaux Genealogy
by Pearl Mary Segura page 56
Fourth of July Celebration page 67
Longitudinal Study of Hurricane Audrey
by F. L. Bates, etc. al. page 70
Henri Bendel, “Connoiseur of Style”
by Alvin Y. Bethard page 83
An Historical Sketch of the Structure of the Louisiana Police Jury
by Glenn R. Conrad page 88
History of Education in Louisiana
by Edwin Whitfield Fay page 94

No3
A History of St. Peter’s Parish, New Iberia, Louisiana, 1838-1888
by William R. Burke
Edited, annotated, and epilogue by Glenn R. Conrad page 98
Sugar Growers of Louisiana, 1908-1909 page 111
Rougeou (Roujot, Rougeot, Rougeau) Genealogy
by Pearl Mary Segura page 117
Roll of Confederate Soldiers of St. Landry Parish
by Gercie Daigle and Irma Gremillion page 129
The Acadians of Louisiana
by Alcée Fortier page 135
The Story of Education in Acadiana and a Tribute to to Robert Martin,
Founder of S. L. I.
by Edwin L. Stephens page 141

No4
A Biographical Sketch of Captain Pierre Gabriel Wartell
by Shane K. Bernard page 146
Some Ancestors of Alexandre Dartez (III)
by Purvis J. Hebert page 147
A Biographical Sketch of Joseph A. Breaux
by Glenn R. Conrad page 150
A Tantalizing Tale of Two (or Three) Thibodeau Women
by Carole B. Knight page 153
Country Storekeeping in Antebellum Louisiana: The Business
Letters of Ezra Bennett, 1838-1840
by Keith S. Hambrick page 158
Sugar Growers of Louisiana, 1908-1909
(contd. from vol. XXVI, no.3) page 182

1992 Volume XXVII

Jean Dartes Odyssey
by Louis A. Dartez page 1
The Material Culture of the Attakapas District in the First Two Decades
of the Nineteenth Century: A Report on Research Underway
by Glenn R. Conrad page 15
There is a Nugget of Truth Buried Deep in Every Legend
by Hilda K. Gallassero page 26
Jean Guilbeau: Revolutionary Ancestor
by Pearl Mary Segura page 28
The SLI Presidential Controversy of 1940: A Microcosmic View of the
Struggle Between Longism and Anti-Longism
by Jill K. Crooks page 42
Joel Lafayette Fletcher: The Presidency, 1940-1965
by Alma B. Stuller page 48
A History of Petroleum in Southwestern Louisiana: Discovery and
Early Industrial Development, 1901-1911
by Thomas D. Hayes page 70
An Attakapas Vignette for 1785
by Winston DeVille page 101
Gerhard Herman Sommer of Holland and Lafayette
by Pearl Mary Segura page 102
Elaborate Preparations Being Made for Installation of Bishop
J. B. Jeanmard in Cathedral Here
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste page 115
Public Schools Will be Opened on Saturdays
Submitted by Rebecca A. Batiste page 123
Attakapas: 50 Years Ago page 126
Mestayer Family Tree
Compiled by Ray F. Mestayer page 127

1993 XXVIII

In Memoriam: Pearl Mary Segura page 2

Soldier, Patriot, Christian, Gentleman: A Biographical Sketch of John
Avery McIlhenny
by Shane K. Bernard page 3

Sale of an Early Sugar Plantation in the Teche Country
Submitted with annotations by Glenn R. Conrad page 22

A Man, His Church, His People: A History of the Early Years of
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Franklin, Louisiana
Compiled by William T. Shinn page 27

On Church History at Attakapas Post: 1792
by Winston de Ville page 62

William Darby’s Description of the Attakapas and Opelousas Prairies page 65

Jacques Fontenettes Teche Plantation to be Sold
Submitted by Glenn R. Conrad page 85

Alice in Mardi Gras Land: The President’s Daughter Visits the
McIlhennys of Avery Island
by Shane K. Bernard page 87

A Calcasieu Clue: Notes on the Attakapas Indians in 1777
by Winston de Ville page 91

Documents Relating to the Establishment of the Boone Family
in Southwestern Louisiana
Translated and edited by Carl A. Brasseaux page 94

Letters of the Commanding Officer During the Federal Army’s
Occupation of New Iberia, June-November 1865
Submitted by Glenn R. Conrad page 96

A Glimpse into the Billaud/Billeaud Family Cradle
by Paul Raymond Breaux page 117

1994 XXIX

In the Beginning… The Origins of St. Martinville
by Glenn R. Conrad page 1
Town Life on the Louisiana Frontier: St. Landry Communities
During the 1850s
by Keith S. Hambrick page 25
Progress of Improvements in Attakapas
Compiled by William T. Shinn page 41
Ti-Bonhomme de Janvier: A New Year’s Tradition
by John C. Broussard page 43
Certificate: Academy of St. Martinville
Submitted by Glenn R. Conrad page 46
Alexandre Dartes (III) and Anastasie Herbert Dartes: A Vermilion
Parish Love Story
by Francis L. Meaux and Pervis J. Hebert page 47
The Little Church
by Alvin Y. Bethard page 53
From Old Red to the Sabine: Experiences of a Western Traveller
by Keith S. Hambrick page 57
Poll Tax Book of Washington, Louisiana, from 1829
by Alvin Y. Bethard page 62
The Sagrera Family
by Mary Ann Sagrera and Agnes Sagrera Granger page 73
State of Louisiana vs. Fifteen African Negroes page 83
A Chronological List of St. Martinville Newspapers, 1824-1949 page 84
Far West
by William T. Shinn page 85
Folklore at “The Shadows”
by Patricia K. Rickels page 93
The Attakapas Gazette: Alphabetical Index of Contents, 1966-1992
Submitted by Warren Perrin page 100
Genealogical Index to the Attakapas Gazette, Volumes 1-28, 1966-1993
by Maureen G. Arceneaux page 125

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