Joseph Rivette

#8, b. 11 Feb 1821, d. Dec 1904
Last Edited:24 Oct 2017
FatherJoseph Theodore Rivet b. 4 Feb 1782, d. about 5 Jan 1825
MotherMarie Henriette Landry b. 19 Jul 1788
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph Rivette and Emelia Cormier

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationHe was a farmer.
BirthJoseph Rivette was born on 11 Feb 1821 at Iberville Parish, LA.1
BaptismHe was baptized on 10 Jun 1821 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA. Sponsors were Mathieu Landry and Asalie Rivette.1
Communion1He received First Holy Communion on 22 Apr 1838 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA, at age 17.
Marriage LicenseHe and Emilia Cormier obtained a marriage license on 29 May 1843 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.2,3
MarriageJoseph Rivette married first Emelia Cormier, daughter of Elisee Cormier and Marie Christine Johnson, on 29 May 1843 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1850Jean [Joseph] Rivet (given age 27) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1850 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, with his wife, Melia. Other household members included Soph Rivet (given age 5) and Joseph Rivet (given age 2). Joseph was a planter, and apparently owned an 18-year-old female slave.5,6
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 43, when his wife, Emelia, died on 21 Dec 1864 at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, LA.2
Census1870On the 1870 census, Jos. Rivet (given age 48) was the head of a household, living in St. Landry Parish, LA, with his wife, Anaise Rivet (given age 39). Also living in this household was Doralise Rivet (given age 22), Mina Rivet (given age 21), Felix Rivet (given age 17), Homer Rivet (given age 12), Emily Rivet (given age 10), Adam Rivet (given age 8) and Marie Rivet (given age 5). William Cho was a domestic servant living with the family. Joseph Rivet was a farmer with real estate valued at $5,000 and personal property valued at $1,200. Even though the marriage records indicate that Joseph and Anaise were married later in July, she is enumerated as a Rivet at the time of this census. Living next to the Joseph Rivette family was the family of B. L. Coles and Sophia Gergenson. The next family down the road was that of Jean Baptiste Rivette and Sylvanie Lalonde..7
Marriage LicenseJoseph Rivet and Anaise Cormier obtained a marriage license on 21 Jul 1870 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.2,3
MarriageJoseph Rivette married second Marie Anaise Cormier, daughter of Elisee Cormier and Marie Christine Johnson, on 21 Jul 1870 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.2
Census1880Joseph Rivett (given age 59) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in St. Landry Parish, LA, with his wife Anais Rivett (given age 44), son(s) Homer Rivett (given age 23) and Adam Rivett (given age 17), daughter(s) Marie Rivett (given age 20) and M. Eugenie Rivett (given age 15). John Manning and Charles William were two boarders living with them, and who also worked in the field. Living at the neighboring farm was the family of Joseph's son, Numa.8
Census1900, fatherJoseph Rivet (given age 79) was enumerated as the father of Mara Doralide Hargroder (given age 53) on the 1900 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA. He was widowed. His grandson, Theophile, was also living there with him.9
DeathJoseph Rivette died at age 83 in Dec 1904 in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
BurialHe was buried at St. Francis Regis Catholic Church Cemetery in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.10
ProbateApplication for probate of his estate was filed on 9 Jan 1905, at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.4

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  3. [S216] Hunting for Bears. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, by LA Marriages 1718-1925. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  4. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  5. [S304] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S1081] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. Slave Schedule. Digital images.
  7. [S241] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S225] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S224] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S700] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1904. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1991.
  11. [S906] LA. St. Landry Parish. "Louisiana death records/certificates, ca. 1850-1875, 1894-1954". Louisiana Secretary of State, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Microfilm. 661 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.