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 Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontier Calculate Relationships for Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontierPedigree Chart for Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontierExport GEDCOM for Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontierDocuments for Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontierAll Events and Facts for Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontier
ID: I1319
Sex: M
Birth: 24 MAY 1762  3415 Saint-Brieuc, Cotes du Nord, France  
Death: ABT 28 AUG 1843  3416 West Baton Rouge Par., LA  
Burial: 29 AUG 1843    
Parents: Bernard-DuMontier, Louis-Gilles, Cornen-de-Restigouat, Perrine-Josephe
 
Felix left St-Malo, France on 12-Aug-1785 as an officer on the ship "Ville D'Archangel", engaged by the Spanish government to transport expatriated Acadian families to Louisiana.  On 11-Oct-1785, the ship was at Havana, Cuba.  They disembarked again on 18-Oct-1785 from Cuba and made their way to Louisiana.  When they arrived at Balize, an outpost of the Mississippi River, on 4-Nov-1785, they ran aground and didn't made it to New Orleans until 3-Dec-1785.  Among the passengers were Marie-Victoire Bourque and her parents Ambroise Bourque and Marie-Modeste Molaison.  Felix later married Marie-Victorie and remained in Louisiana (near Baton Rouge), never returning to France.

Felix is considered a Revolutionary War veteran as he was an ensign on one of the battleships of the French off of Virginia when Gen. Washington and Gen. Lafayette defeated the British at Yorktown.  He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Spanish Mixed Roal Militia, La. Provincial Legion, 1774.  He represented Iberville, being appointed by Gov. Claiborne in the first Louisiana Territorial Legislature, December 1804.

1810 Census of Baton Rouge, pg. 125, lists "Felix B. Dumantier"
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Males:
2:<10 - Agricole, Lindor Felix
1:45> - Felix
Females:
2:<10 - ?, ?
1:10-15 - Emelie
1:16-25 - ?
1:>45 - Marie
Slaves: 9

Celeste was married in 1807.  Robert Louis and Onesiphore are not living at home.

From the Baton Rouge Gazette, September 2, 1843:

"DIED -- On the 29th of August, at the residence of his son-in-law, Major James DeVall in West Baton Rouge, Felix Bernard, Esquire, a native of Nantz, France, aged 81.  The deceased was a midshipman in the French Navy during the American Revolution, and as such assisted at the closing scenes of that great drama, the capture of Yorktown.  He has left descendants numerous and respectable.  By the kindness of Colonel Whistler and the officers of the 4th regiment stationed at this place, his remains were committed to mother earth with the honors due to one who has served at the time and in some of the same scenes with Washington and Lafayette."
 MarriageAll Events and Facts on Marriage
ID: F587
Spouse: Bourg, Marie Victorie
Marriage: 23 JAN 1787  St. Anne's Church, Morganza, LA  
Sex: F
Birth: 28 MAY 1764  Cherbourg, France  
Death: 18 AUG 1827  West Baton Rouge Par., LA  
 
Marie Victorie met Felix Gilles-Louis Bernard-DuMontier onboard ship while coming to New Orleans from France via Cuba.
Children
 
No. Sibling Sex Birth Death
1.
 Robert Louis Bernard-DuMontierRobert Louis Bernard-DuMontier has 4 children.
M14 MAR 1789 717 25 AUG 1825 718 
2.
 Celeste Marie Aef May Bernard-DuMontierCeleste Marie Aef May Bernard-DuMontier has 12 children.
FBEF 24 MAY 1792 16 SEP 1837 3509 
3.
 Onesiphore BernardOnesiphore Bernard has 7 children.
M30 MAR 1795 BET 01 AND 03 MAR 1864 
4.
 Emelie Bernard-DuMontierEmelie Bernard-DuMontier has 1 child.
F1799 1883 
5.
 Agricole BernardAgricole Bernard has 17 children.
MABT 1801 28 APR 1857 
6.
 Lindor Felix BernardLindor Felix Bernard has 8 children.
M1805   
 

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