12 April 1793 - I, a missionary priest, had the following persons repeat their mutual
marriage vows and administered this sacrament according to the way prescribed by the
Church - LOUIS PERTHUIS, born on this Post, son of the late Pierre Perthuis and the
late Jeanne Francoeur, his father and mother, and MARIE MADELEINE BENOIT, from
Carolina, daughter of late Andre 'BENOIT and SUZANNE RAYE, her father and mother.
They had already taken each other as husband and wife in the presence of witnesses
for lack of priest in the same place, present to their marriage the brothers (?)
Delino, Ducassin, Babe, Soumande who sign below with us. The brother and sisters-in-
law of the groom as well as the mother and sisters of the bride declared they could
not sign. /S/ RENE SOUMANDE J BTE DUCHASSIN IGNACE DELINO P. GIBAULT, Ptre Missre.
(p 23, 24)
Feb 16, 1797 was baptised SUZANNA b. 14 May 1796 of the legitimate marriage of
LOUIS PERTUY and MAGDELEAINE VANOIS of this parish, god-father Albert Bardoutt
"Sergent du regiment de la louzianna" god-mother HENRIETTE VAESE, grandmother of the
[handwritten] >note by<
child who signs with us /S/ ALBERTO BERDU TENESH RICE (Who is this MV) JANIN cure'
(p 40) Note: MV means Myra Vaughn.)
Nov 2d, 1797, was baptised LOUIS, born Oct 9, 1797 (Note: this entry was translated by
Myra Vaughn and this date does not appear to agree with the death record following
concerning the age of the child Louis...perhaps it should have been 29th of Oct.)
legitimate son of LOUIS PERTUY and SUZANNE VANOIS. god-father - JEAN FRANCOIS DIANE
god-mother MARIE VANOIS, uncle and aunt of the child who did not know how to sign (p 45)
Nov 6, 1797 was buried LOUIS PERTUY 5 days old in the cemetery of this place, son of
LOUIS PERTUY and SUZANNE VANOIS, in the presence of Louis Bougis, JEAN FRANCOIS DIANE
Louis Soulignay, all unable to sign (p 45)
****A11 of the above are copied from the Myra Vaughn COPY of Arkansas Catholic Records.
appear to have been originally all entered in French
The following are from entries in Spanish recorded by Janin, priest of the Parish of
Arkansas, and contained in an old record in the DeWitt Court House, DeWitt, Ark.
Monday - 6 Nov 1797 - buried in the cemetery of the parish of Ark. - LUIS PERTUISY,
son of LUIS PERTIUS and SUSANA VANOIS, dead at fifteen days
Wednesday - 14 Nov 1798 - buried MARIE JUANA PERTUIS, daughter of Luis Pertuis and
SUSANA VANOIS, aged 10 days
***** Another entry from MV records overlooked in sequence....12 Nov 1798 - baptism of
JEANNE born the 5th of the present month daughter of legitimate marriage of LOUIS PERTUIS
and SUSANNE VANOIS godfather antonio Martinez galliegos and godmother francoise Diane
who sign with us /S/ FRANCOISE DIANE ANTONIO GALIEGOS JANIN cure' (p 59)