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"The Sons and Daughters
of
Jean Baptiste Jacquet"

A History of the Black Jacquets in Louisiana

From France, Through slavery, to the 20th century

Volume one

Researched and written
-by-

Russell Jacquet Acea, M.S.,

Professor of Music, Astronomy & Physical Education
for the Seattle School District
 
 

- Table of Contents -
Volume one

 - Illustrations......................................................................................................... xiii
 - Chronology of Louisiana......................................................................................... ix
 - Introduction.......................................................................................................... xi

 - The Jacquet Name.... ............................................................................................... 1
 - Hyacinthe Jacquet................................................................................................... 3
 - The Berard Family.................................................................................................. 5
 - Louisiana historically and the Spanish land grant era.......................................... 11
  - Attakapas/St. Martin Parish..................................................................... 13
  - Spanish Land Grants.................................................................................. 14
 - Rosine, first matriarch of the Black Jacquets..................................................... 17
 - Jean Baptiste Jacquet, first patriarch of the Black Jacquets................................ 21
 - The sons & daughters of Jean Baptiste Jacquet...................................................... 37
 - Casimir Jacquet...................................................................................................... 41
  - The son of Casimir - Casimire Jacquet Jr. ............................................... 45
  - The descendants of Casimir Jacquet............................................................ 49
 - Belizaire Jacquet.................................................................................................... 51
  - The descendants of Belizaire Jacquet......................................................... 53
 - Onezime Jacquet..................................................................................................... 55
  - The descendants of Onezime Jacquet........................................................... 60
 - Jean Baptiste Jolivet Alexandre Jacquet................................................................ 61
  - The Cormier family.................................................................................... 64
  - Rose Jean Louis and the Daniel family....................................................... 68
  - The death of Jolivet Jacquet and his property distribution....................... 73
  - The descendants of Jolivet Jacquet............................................................. 89
  - Jean Baptiste "Fils" Jacquet, first son of Jolivet Jacquet......................... 93
   - The children of Fils Jacquet........................................................... 98
   - The descendants of Joseph Vickner Earthna Anthony Jacquet........ 103
   - The death of Fils Jacquet................................................................. 105
   - Pop Fils Jacquet and the Bourque and Raymond families............... 106
  - Alexandre "Aléxson" Jacquet and his descendants...................................... 121
   - Barbara Jacquet, the Olympic track & field coach......................... 126
  - Jolivet Jacquet and Rosa Jean Louis........................................................... 129
  - Rosita Bazille Jacquet, first daughter of Jolivet Jacquet.......................... 130
  - Oscar Jacquet.............................................................................................. 131
   - The descendants of Oscar Jacquet................................................... 133

  - "Coming Next!", Highlights from volume two........................................... 135
  - REFERENCES to volume one........................................................................ 138
  - INDEX of names to volume one.................................................................... 140
 


-Table of Contents-
Volume 2
(still in the works, 67% done)

 - The continuation of the children of Jolivet Jacquet and Rosa Jean Louis
 ` - Jean Louis Jacquet
  - Roseline Jacquet
  - Albert Jacquet
  - William Alexandre Jacquet
  - Martin Jacquet
  - Pierre St.Ville Jacquet
  - Athanaise Jacquet
  - Gilbert Joseph Jacquet
   - Marguerite Trahan and the Trahan family
    - Pierre Trahan and his descendants
   - Julius Jacquet
   - Isabella Jacquet
   - Johnny Linton Jacquet
   - Mary Jacquet
   - Robert Russell Jacquet
    - Elizabeth Egas
    - The genealogy of Elizabeth Egas and the Egas and Acea families
   - Jean Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet, the worlds greatest Jazz saxophonist
  - Marie Rose Jacquet
  - Lo Lo Louis Jacquet
  - Mitchel Jacquet
  - Helouise Jacquet
 - Albert Narcisse Jacquet, the enigmatic son of Jean Baptiste Jacquet
  - The descendants of Albert Jacquet
 - Edouard Jacquet
  - The descendants of Edouard Jacquet
 - Angela Jacquet
  - The descendants of Angela Jacquet
 - Marie Zoee Jacquet
  - The descendants of Marie Zoee Jacquet
 - Pierre Jacquet
  - The descendants of Pierre Jacquet
   - Reverend Mark O. Figaro, the Priest of St. Martinville
 - Oscar Jacquet
  - The descendants of Oscar Jacquet
 - Marie Josephine Jacquet
  - The descendants of Marie Josephine Jacquet
 - Marie Rose Jacquet
  - The descendants of Marie Rose Jacquet
 - Hyppolite Jacquet
  - The descendants of Hyppolite Jacquet
 - Marie Jean Baptiste Jacquet

 - Other families of Jacquets
 - Other Jacquets in history

ILLustrations

Map of present day Louisiana with every Parish of the state............................................... ii

Map of the local Acadiana area of Louisiana showing
the Parishes of St. Martin, Iberia, Lafayette and
Vermilion Parish, where most of the story takes place..................................................... 2

The statue of Evangeline at the Acadiana church in Nova Scotia;
The Evangeline Oak tree in St. Martinville on the Bayou Teche........................................... 10

The family group record of Jean Baptiste Jacquet, describing
the birth, marriage & death information of his 14(?) children........................................ 35

The house on Bridge Street, showing the location of the only
property Jean Baptiste Jacquet purchased........................................................................... 36

Photo of Ernest Joseph Jacquet, grandson of Cazimir Jacquet.............................................. 50

Ancestry chart of Belizaire Jacquet...................................................................................... 54

Property purchase arrangement of the five Jacquet brothers............................................. 72

The succession document signatures of the children
and relatives of Jolivet Jacquet at the conclusion
of the inventory and appraisal of his Estate.......................................................................... 87

The document that diagrammed the lots each of Jolivet Jacquet's
children drew in the partitioning of his Real Estate............................................................. 88

The genealogy of Jean Baptiste Jolivet Alexandre Jacquet.................................................... 92

Diagram of the Marshfield property sale by Fils Jacquet.................................................... 97

Photo of Pop Fils with his wife Victorine and children........................................................ 102

Photo of Bernice Jacquet Wiltz on her 100th birthday........................................................ 104

Photo of Raymond family....................................................................................................... 120

Photo of coach Barbara Jacket (Jacquet) at the Olympic village....................................... 127

Photo of four generations of Jacquets with Pop Fils Jacquet................................................ 128

Photo of Oscar Jacquet and Aimee Chevis in their elder years.............................................. 134

Photo of Russell Jacquet and his group "The California Playboys"....................................... 137