|...from the Great-Branch of
'Joseph Elric & Leora M. Theriot' [MRIN
8. Austin Desire
9. Joseph Elric
Acadia... Louisiana... California
The first four generations lived in Acadia
with the fifth generation (Joseph) forcefully emigrating to
Louisiana as part of the Great Eviction starting in 1755.
Journey of the Fifth Generation. Joseph and his
wife and family were probably held prisoner by the British at
Halifax in 1763. We know that Joseph and
Madeleine were in Louisiana by 9 Dec 1765.Note 1
Their daughter Marie Rose was baptized in New Orleans at that
time, and they appear on the 1777 census at St. James, LA. We do
not know where they were in Louisiana between 1765 and 1777.
Generations (6-8) remained in Louisiana while the ninth
generation (Joseph Elric) married in California where he stayed.
Karen Theriot Reader
is a 11th generation grandson of Jehan Terriault and is our
Delegate for the Joseph Elric & Leora M. Theriot Great-Branch.
Note 1. While there is some
family oral history that Joseph, Madeleine and their family were
part of the group of Acadians who were diverted to Saint
Domingue (Santo Domingo), the records which support that
hypothesis have not yet been found.