...from the Great-Branch of
'Joseph Elric & Leora M. Theriot' [MRIN 1167]
1. Jehan
2. Claude
3. Germain
4. Jean

5. Joseph
6. Charles
7. Zephirin
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.