|...from the Great-Branch of
'Sara & Marie-Marcellin P. Bonvillian' [MRIN
three generations lived in Acadia.
Journey of the Fifth Generation. The fourth generation (Joseph) probably died about the time
of the 1763 release of Acadians from prison camp in Halifax.
widow Marie Françoise Melançon arrived with four of her children
in Louisiana in 1765. According to our research, they were:
Ambrose, Paul, Frances Xavier and Thomas. Note 1
fifth generation (Thomas) through the 9th remained in Louisiana
where their descendants are today.
Tracy Comeaux Flickinger
is a great-grand-daughter of Sara Theriot and our
Delegate for the Sara & Marie-Marcellin Bonvillian Great-Branch.
lucky child receiving all of the attention of SARA THERIOT and her husband
MARIE-MARCELLIN BONVILLIAN is grand-daughter Sandra Faye Bonvillian and
it is clear that both Sara and Marie-Marcellin are very, very fond of this
Photo 1. Marie-Marcellin Bonvillian holding
his grand-daughter, Sandra Faye.
Marie-Marcellin and Sara Theriot Bonvillian, progenitors of the
Great-Branch, are the great-grandparents of our TERRIOT ACADIAN FAMILY
colleague, Tracy Flickinger. Tracy is the daughter of Sandra Faye Bonvillian
(in the photo) and Delegate of that Great-Branch. The photo was taken sometime
before 1943, the year Marie-Marcellin was deceased.
Photo 2. Sara Theriot Bonvillian,
progenitor of this Great-Branch holding her grand-daughter, Sandra Faye.
3. Marcellin P. Bonvillian at his work.
explained in her note which accompanied these photos that "...I
only have these few (photos) that could be identified. I have others of
Sara with possibly her daughters or sisters. Since both grandparents are
deceased now, I don't have anyone as of yet who can identify all the people
in the pictures.
4. Left standing is Ophelia Julia Wiseman; Left sitting is Sara Theriot,
Lillian Theriot (sisters).
5. Second from left is Ophelia Julie Wiseman with her daughters, the Theriot
Note 1. While there is some family oral
Françoise Melançon Terriot's 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