Almyra, Ar 72003
10 June 1980
Arthur W, Bergeron, Jr., Archivist
Archives and Record Section
P. 0. Box 44125
Baton Rouge, La. 70804
Dear Mr. Bergeron:
In your CALENDAR of DOCUMENTS of the OPELOUSAS POST (1764-1789)
under date of 5 Nov 1786 is listed a marriage contract between
Joseph Franceour and Anna Marie Thibaudot, widow Rivard.
In my research of the pre-American era of the Arkansas I am
documenting the family of a Joseph Francoeur with a wife Marie Anne
______. Joseph is in the Arkansas in the 1740s and dead by 1768
when DeClouet censused the Widow Francoeur and family. The Widow
Francoeur's succession appears in St. Charles Parish records, 1772.
Could you tell me if this marriage contract contains information
as to nativity and parents of Joseph Franceour (or age) that indicates
pertinentcy to this Franceour family of Arkansas residency?
Any assitance or comments appreciated.