Elphege Rivet

#2774, b. 8 Oct 1858, d. 30 Oct 1932
Last Edited:6 Mar 2015
FatherIsidore Helie Rivet b. 2 Jul 1821, d. 28 Jan 1896
MotherCarmelite Bermeyo b. about 1822
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Elphege Rivet and Marie Broussard

Outline of Life Events:

BirthElphege Rivet was born on 8 Oct 1858 at Assumption Parish, LA.1,2,3
BaptismHe was baptized on 1 Nov 1858 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA. Sponsors were Nicholse Rivet and Seraphine Esteve.1
Census1860, household memberElfege Rivet (given age 5) was enumerated in the household of Isidore Rivet (given age 39) on the 1860 Census at Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA.2
Census1870, household memberElphege Rivet (given age 12) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of Isidore Rivet (given age 49), living in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA.4
MarriageElphege Rivet married Marie Broussard, daughter of Clement Broussard and Constance (--?--), on 11 Jan 1877 at Lydia, Iberia Parish, LA.5
Census1880Elphege Rivet (given age 25) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Iberia Parish, LA, with his wife Marie Rivet (given age 18), son(s) Joseph Rivet (given age 1 6/12), daughter(s) Udolie Rivet (given age 1). Elphege worked on a farm.6
Census1900Elphage Rivet (given age 43) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at St. Mary Parish, LA. With him was his wife Mary, son(s) Joseph and Rivers, daughter(s) Clelie, daughter-in-law Valerie Rivet (given age 20), grandson Phillip Rivet (given age 2/12) , mother-in-law Constance Broussard (given age 68). Elphage lived on a rented farm. His wife Mary had 6 children, 4 of whom were still living.7
Census1910Elphas Revette (given age 52) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at St. Mary Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Marie Revette (given age 47), son Rivers Revette (given age 19) and Celvas Revette (given age 9), mother-in-law Constance Broussard (given age 78). Elphas was a farmer working for his own account. Living on neighboring farms were three other Revette families, those of his son Joseph, a nephew Nick, and a brother Faloe.8
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 53, when his wife, Marie, died on 14 Aug 1912 at St. Mary Parish, LA.9
ResidenceAt the time of his son Rivers' marriage in 1920, Elphege Rivet lived in Glencoe, St. Mary Parish, LA.10
DeathHe died at age 74 of heart failure on 30 Oct 1932 in Hockley, Harris County, TX.3
BurialHe was buried in Cypremort, LA.3


  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S230] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. Assumption Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S1148] Death certificate for Elphege Rivette. Online Harris.
  4. [S237] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  6. [S246] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberia Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S253] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S457] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Mary Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S1230] Henry Jr. Rivet. E-mail message, Jul 2015.
  10. [S464] Original Marriage Record.
  11. [S1127] Death certificate for Joseph Rivette. Online Ft. Bend.