|...from the Great-Branch of
'Fernest J. & Cora Theriot' [MRIN
first 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
The fifth generation (Thomas) through the 9th remained in
Louisiana where their descendants are today.
Eldridge P. Theriot, Jr. is a 12th generation great-grandson of Jehan
Terriot and our Delegate for the Fernest J. & Cora Theriot
This fine-looking group is from New Iberia,
Louisiana. The photo comes to us courtesy of the Great-Branch
Delegate, Eldridge Theriot, Jr.
On the front steps of the Romuald Theriot home in
Iberia Parish, Louisiana... (Click on photo to
In his note, Eldridge tells us that the photo came from his
father's collection and was taken around Christmas, 1905 on the
front steps of Romuald Theriot's house in Iberia Parish, LA.
Romuald was Fernest's father.
Top row:(L to R): Romuald Theriot (Hubert, Hubert, Thomas,
Joseph, Pierre, Germain, Jehan), Emile Orgeron, Romuald's
son-in-law, married to Eulalie, 1st child of Romuald & Corinne
Middle row:(L to R): William Segura - Romuald's wife's nephew,
Amar's brother; Octave Theriot, 5th child of R&C Joseph Theriot
- 4th child of R&C; Joseph Romero, Jr - Romuald's nephew.
Bottom row:(L to R): Fernand Theriot, 3rd child of R&C;
Fernest Theriot, 2nd child of R&C (Eldridge's Grandfather);
Anthony Audibert, Fernest's and Fernand's future brother-in-law;
Leonce Theriot, 6th child of R&C Amar Segura - Romuald's wife's
nephew, William's brother.
Note 1. While there is some family oral history that widow
Marie 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 been
photo taken September 22, 2012, in St. Peter’s Cemetery in New
Iberia, LA, Sonny is standing behind his son, Eldridge Paul
To their right are the tombs of their patriarch Romuald and his
wife, Corinne Segura Theriot, along with two of their children,
George and Rita.
To their left are the tombs of Sonny's father, Eldridge Paul
Theriot, Sr. and his parents, Fernest, (a child of Romuald and
namesake of the Great-Branch), and his wife, Cora Audibert
(Click on photo to enlarge or