Joseph Husville Begnaud

#1057, b. 6 May 1879, d. 1 Nov 1963
Last Edited:13 Dec 2012
FatherLastie Begnaud b. Sep 1838, d. 21 Apr 1886
MotherEliza Gautreaux b. 21 Nov 1842

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJoseph Husville Begnaud was born on 6 May 1879 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2,3
Census1900He was enumerated on 2 Jun 1900 as the head of a household on the 1900 census, living alone, East of Bayou Teche in St. Martin Parish, LA. His house was located near the family of Joseph Berot Coles, his future father-in-law. He worked as a farm laborer.4
Marriage LicenseHe and Leila Bell Coles obtained a marriage license on 27 Dec 1900 at St. Martin Parish, LA.
MarriageJoseph Husville Begnaud married Leila Bell Coles, daughter of Joseph Berot Coles and Ella Pike, on 19 Jan 1901 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.5,6
DraftRegHusville Begneaud was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA, with his wife, Leila Bell. He worked as a carpenter for J. B. Mouton. Husville was described as short and stout with gray eyes and light hair.1
DeathJoseph Husville Begnaud died at age 84 on 1 Nov 1963 in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.3,2


  1. [S273] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  2. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  3. [S26] Betty Pourciau. St. Martin Parish History. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite' des archives de la Louisiane, 1985.
  4. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S297] St. Martinville Courthouse, St. Martinville, LA, USA. Original marriage license.
  6. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.