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The first Acadian census, in 1671, mentions two Hébert families. Antoine Hébert and his wife, Genevieve LeFranc, the other the widow of Etienne Hébert, Marie Gaudet.It has been determined that the two Héberts were brothers. Sons of Jacques Hébert and Marie Juneau of Balesmes, France.They apparently came to Acadia about 1648.
Antoine was married before his departure from France and came to Port Royal with his wife. Etienne married Marie Gaudet within a year of his arrival in Acadia. She was the daughter of Jehan Gaudet and Francoise-Marie Daussy.
Etienne and Marie had ten children.The daughters were: Marie(b. 1650,m.1666 Michel DeForest),Marguerite (b. 1652,m. 1670 Jacques-Nicolas LePrince), Françoise (b. 1661, m. 1679 Jean Comeau), Catherine (b. 1663,m. 1679 Phillippe Pinet dit Bellefeuille), Martine (b. 1665, m. 1682 Nicolas Barrilot (Barrileaux).The sons were: Twins, Emmanuel (b. 1653, m. 1679 Andree Brun), Etienne (b.1653, m. 1678 Jeanne Comeau),then came Jehan (Jean) (b. 1658, m. 1691 Jeanne Douaron), Michel (b. 1666, m. 1691 Isabelle Pellerin), and Antoine (b. 1670, m. 1690 Jean Corporon, m. 1737, Anne Orillon dit Champagne.
The other brother Antoine and his wife Genevieve LeFranc had three children. Two sons both named Jehan (Jean) one born in 1649 and dissapeared from the census after 1671. The second Jehan le cadet (b. 1653, m. 1676 Anne Doucet), daughter of Pierre Doucet and Heneriette Pelletret. Their only daughter Catherine (b. 1656,m. 1673 Jacques LeBlanc), son of Daniel Leblanc and Francoise Gaudet.

René Landry is said to be the progenitor of the Landry family. He was a native of La Chaussee, France and arrived in Acadia about 1640, where he married Perrine Bourg. Another concept is that another Landry named René arrived in Acadia from France with his wife Marie Bernard about 1659 and was the ancestor of most of the Landrys in Louisiana.
What ever the case, most of the Landrys that came to Louisiana were exiled in 1755 from Acadia, living in Maryland.They came to Louisiana during the 1760s.

The Hébert-Landry Connection Erath, Louisiana
Updated November 21, 2000

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