Thomas Lee Whaley1,2

#1548, b. about 1805
Last Edited:11 Apr 2017
FatherWilliam Whaley1
MotherElizabeth Fairbanks1
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Thomas Lee Whaley and Elisabeth Lessard

  • Marie Cornelia Whaley1 b. 8 May 1842, d. about 2 Jan 1843
  • Marie Louise Elizabeth Whaley7 b. 1 Aug 1843
  • William Whaley4 b. 26 Jul 1844, d. 22 Jan 1859
  • Marie Lavigna Whaley1 b. about 1845, d. about 23 Nov 1847
  • Thomas Whaley Jr.1 b. 7 Nov 1847, d. about 25 Aug 1851
  • Marie Ada Whaley1 b. about Jan 1850
  • Philippe Ralph Whaley1 b. 13 Jul 1851
  • Edward Whaley1 b. 25 Jul 1853, d. about 5 Aug 1855
  • Joseph Whaley1 b. 4 Jan 1855, d. 8 Apr 1859
  • Thomas Whaley Jr. b. 28 Apr 1856
  • Mary Virginia Whaley1 b. 5 Dec 1857

Children of Thomas Lee Whaley and Marie Amanda Rivet

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthThomas Lee Whaley was born about 1805 at LA.3
MarriageHe married first Elisabeth Lessard, daughter of Jean Baptiste Lessard and Josephine Leblanc, Witnesses were Amadeo Landry, Camille L. Landry, and J. C. Smith on 17 May 1841 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA.1
Census1850Thomas Whaley (given age 44) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1850 census at Iberville Parish, LA, with Madam Whaley (given age 20), probably his wife. Other household members included Elizabeth Whaley (given age 7), Wm Whaley (given age 5), Thomas Whaley Jr. (given age 3), infant girl Whaley (given age 3/12) and P. Nudont Whaley (given age 33). Thomas was a planter, with property valued at $8500.4
Death, WidowHe was left a widower when his wife, Elisabeth, died before 23 Jan 1859 at Iberville Parish, LA.1
MarriageThomas Lee Whaley married second Marie Amanda Rivet, daughter of Auguste Valmont Rivet and Marie Virginia Danos, on 12 Sep 1859 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church at St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA. Witnesses were Simpson Whaley, Camille L. Landry, J. B. R. Hall, C. Whaley, J. Rivet, Eugenia Romouin, Edward Lessard, Theotis Hebert, V. Rivet, and Ophelia Gilbert Landry.1,5
Marriage ContractA contract for the marriage of Thomas Whaley and Amanda Rivet was signed on 16 Sep 1859 at Iberville Parish, LA.6
Census1860Thomas Whaley (given age 52) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1860 census at Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, LA, with his wife, Amanda; E. Whaley (given age 17), R. Whaley (given age 9), Thomas Whaley Jr. (given age 5), V. Whaley (given age 2) and M. A. Whaley (given age 1). He was a Planter with real estate valued at $90,180 and personal estate of $343..7
Census1870On the 1870 census, Thomas Whaley (given age 65) was the head of a household, living in Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, LA, with his wife, Amanda Whaley (given age 26). Also living in this household was Virginia Whaley (given age 12), Thomas Whaley Jr. (given age 13), Mely Whaley (given age 10), Oscar Whaley (given age 6) and Falmond Whaley (given age 3). In addition to his family, his wife's mother, her brother Joseph, and Joseph's wife Amanda also were living in the same house but were enumerated as a separate family..3

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S750] Heidi Steeves. E-mail message, May-Jun 2012.
  3. [S238] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S228] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S1092] Ancestry.com. U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1695-1954. Website. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1111
  6. [S1666] Le Raconteur. Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc.
  7. [S231] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S247] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.