Michel Marcel Rivet

#384, b. before 19 Apr 1778, d. about 1830
Last Edited:11 Apr 2017
FatherMichel Vital Rivet b. about 1744
MotherCecile Landry
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Michel Marcel Rivet and Marie Madeleine Babin

Outline of Life Events:

BirthMichel Marcel Rivet was born before 19 Apr 1778, probably at St. James Parish, LA.1
BaptismHe was baptized on 19 Apr 1778 at St. James Church in St. James, St. James Parish, LA. Sponsors were Blaise Rivet and Marie Foret.1
Baptism, SponsorMarcelo Rivet was a sponsor at the baptism of Celestine Rosalie Rivet on 26 Dec 1794 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA.2
Marriage ContractA contract for the marriage of Michel Marcel Rivet and Marie Madeleine Babin was signed on 5 Jan 1799 at Iberville Parish, LA.3
MarriageMarcel Rivet married Magdalena Babin, daughter of Francois Babin and Marguerite Helene Breau, on 7 Jan 1799 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA. Witnesses were Laurent Henry and Francisco, sacristan.4,2
MilitaryMichel Marcel Rivet served in the military in 1812 as a Private in the 8th Regiment (Meriam's), Louisiana Militia.5
Census1820Marcel 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: Euphrosine Artemise Rivette and Adelline Rivette, free white female 10 to 16 years old; Marie Madeleine Rivet, free white female 26 to 45 years old.6
DeathMichel Marcel Rivet died probably about 1830 in La Prairie Gros Chevreuil, LA.7
ProbateApplication for probate of his estate was filed on 4 Apr 1835, at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.7


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  2. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
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  5. [S272] Ancestry.com. Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812.
  6. [S690] 1820 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.