Pierre Rivet Sr.

#325, b. about 1752, d. before 3 Sep 1832
Last Edited:11 Apr 2017
FatherEtienne Rivet III b. 1717, d. about 10 Apr 1779
MotherClaire Forest d. before 1763
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Pierre Rivet Sr. and Anne Josephe Breaux

Outline of Life Events:

BirthPierre Rivet Sr. was born about 1752 at Pisiquid, Acadia, Canada.1,2,3
AcadianDep, Imm-childrenPierre Rivet Sr. and his parents and siblings were loaded onto the deportation ship Dolphin, and appear to have sailed by 23 Oct 1755, destined for Maryland.4,5
AcadianCen, childrenHe was enumerated with parents Etienne Rivet III and siblings, in the 7 Jul 1763 Acadian census at Upper Marlborough, MD.5
AcadianTran, Imm-childrenPierre Rivet Sr. was transported with his father and siblings on 5 Jan 1769 from Port Tobacco, MD. After a harrowing journey by sea and then overland, taking nearly a year, they finally arrived at Natchitoches, Louisiana on 24 Oct 1769.6,5,7
MilitaryPierre Rivet Sr. served in the military in 1777 at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA, with the Colonial militia.2
Marriage LicenseHe and Anne Josephe Braud obtained a marriage license on 1 Feb 1777 at Iberville Parish, LA.8,9
MarriagePierre Rivet Sr. married Anne Josephe Breaux, daughter of Simon Breaux and Marguerite Landry, on 3 Feb 1777 at St. James Church at St. James, St. James Parish, LA. Witnesses were Pierre Breaux and Theodore Rivet.10
Baptism, SponsorPierre Rivet Sr. was a sponsor at the baptism of Joseph Theodore Rivet on 21 Apr 1782 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA.10
Census1810Pierre Rivet was enumerated as a head of household on the 1810 census at Iberville Parish, LA. Based on ages, it is possible that also living in the household were: Auguste Rivet, Louis Rivet, F. Xavier Rivet and Jerome Rivet, free white male 16 to 26 years old; Marie Cleonie Rivet, free white female 10 to 16 years old; Anne Josephe Breaux, free white female over 45 years of age. There was one additional free white female over age 45 who is unidentified [possibly his wife's mother?]. Pierre also had one slave. His home was located on the right bank of the Mississippi River.11
Census1820Pierre Rivet was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1820 Federal Census at Iberville Parish, LA. Based on known or estimated ages, it is possible that the following also lived in the household: Louis Rivet, F. Xavier Rivet and Jerome Rivet, free white male 26 to 45 years old; Marie Cleonie Rivet, free white female 16 to 26 years old; Anne Josephe Rivet, free white female over 45 years of age. In addition, there was one female slave, age 26 to 44, in the household.12
DeathPierre Rivet Sr. died before 3 Sep 1832, probably in Iberville Parish, LA.13


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  12. [S690] 1820 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
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