Pierre Arsement

Recognized as an Acadian Settler of Louisiana

5th Great Grandfather

Plaque

about 1733 - about 1805
Born in Pigiguit, L'Assomption Parish, Acadie, New France
Lived 13 years in France before emigrating to Spanish Louisiana
Died in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Pierre was born about 1733 to Pierre Claude Arsement and Marie Josephe Theriot in Acadie, New France. (now Novia Scotia, Canada) This area was close to the British Settlement of Halifax, and the British forced the French to leave the area. Pierre and his Parents and Siblings relocated to the Île St. Jean in Acadie. (now Prince Edward Island) Pierre married Marie Herbert around 1757 in Île St. Jean, Acadie, New France. On November 25th 1758 The Arcement's were deported from Acadie, New France by the British. Pierre Arcement, Marie Hebert and their son, Pierre Arcement disembarked at St. Malo, France on March 9, 1759 from the ship, 'Du Supply'. The family resided in the parish of St. Suliac between 1759 and 1772 in St. Malo, France.
On August 12, 1785 Pierre and his family left St. Malo, France aboard The "Ville d'Archangel" a 600-ton ship transporting 303 Acadians to Spanish Louisiana. The ship ran aground when it reached La Balize, an outpost at the mouth of the Mississippi River, on November 4th 1785. The ship arrived in New Orleans on December 3, 1785 after 113 days at sea. When it landed, there were 60 Acadian families aboard for a total of 299 people. During the voyage there were 15 deaths and 2 desertions. There were also 7 marriages, 11 adult additions, and 2 births.
The Arcement Family was sent to the settlement of Valenzuéla, Spanish Louisiana. Located on Bayou Lafourche below the Settlement that is now Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Pierre lived in the Valenzuéla area until his death around 1805.

1788 Census

The Census of 1788 for Valenzuéla, Spanish Louisiana. (now Belle Alliance, Assumption Parish, Louisiana) List the following text:
left bank, called Pierre ARSEMENT, age 54, no wife listed so probably a widower, with sons Tranquille age 22, Guillaume age 15, daughters Victoire age 19, Perinne age 17, Julie age 13, Françoise age 11, 6 arpents, 40 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 2 swine

1791 Census

The Census of 1791 for Valenzuéla, Spanish Louisiana. (now Belle Alliance, Assumption Parish, Louisiana) List the following text:
left bank, called Pierre ARSEMAN, age 57, no wife listed, with son Jeomine age 18, daughters Julie age 17, François[sic] age 15, 0 slaves, 7 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 0 horses, 30 swine

1797 Census

The Census of 1797 for Valenzuéla, Spanish Louisiana. (now Belle Alliance, Assumption Parish, Louisiana) List the following text:
called Pierre ARSEMENT, age 63, listed singly, 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Pierre Gautreaut

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Family Born Died
Spouse
Marie Hebert about 1736 in Acadie, New France
Children
Pierre Arsement Jr. about 1758 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Marguerite Ludivinne Arsement September 16th 1760 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Marie Josphe Arsement October 22nd 1762 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Charles Suliac Arsement August 15th 1764 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Luis Tranquille Francois Arsement June 9th 1766 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France December 20th 1829
Victoire Helen Arsement March 4th 1768 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France July 25th 1842
Perinne Madeleine Arsement May 12th 1770 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Guillaume Romain Arsement Janurary 6th 1772 in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Julia Celeste Arsement in Saint Suliac, Department Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France

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