Andre BENOIT Louis PERTUIS Suzanna PERTUIS Suzanne RAYE Mini tree diagram

Marie Magdeleine BENOIT1,2,2,2

about 17751 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1775

Born in Carolina Colony, British North America.1

12th Apr 1793

Married Louis PERTUIS in Arkansas Post, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Spain.2,2,1,2

14th May 1796

Birth of daughter Suzanna PERTUIS in Arkansas Post, New Madrid, Louisiana, New Spain.2


Death of Louis PERTUIS


Death of daughter Suzanna PERTUIS




  • Her marriage record appears in early colonial records, recorded infrench in Catholic records.  In various records and references, we seea variation in the form of her family name between Benoit (thestandard form) and Vanois.

    PERTHUIS, Louis and Wife

    12 April 1793

    I, a missionary priest, had the following persons repeat their mutualmarriage vows and administered this sacrament according to the wayprescribed by the Church -

    LOUIS PERTHUIS, born on this Post, son of the late Pierre Perthuis andthe late Jeanne Francoeur, his father and mother, and MARIE MADELEINEBENOIT, from Carolina, daughter of late André BENOIT and SUZANNE RAYE,her father and mother.

    They had already taken each other as husband and wife in the presenceof witnesses for lack of priest in the same place, present to theirmarriage the brothers (?) Delino, Ducassin, Babe, Soumande who signbelow with us. The brother and sisters-in- law of the groom as well asthe mother and sisters of the bride declared they could not sign.

    J BTE [Jean Baptiste] DUCHASSIN
    P. GIBAULT, Ptre Missre [Prêtre Missionaire = Missionary Priest]. (p23, 24)
    --  Original records translated and transcribed by Dorothy Jones Core,University of Arkansas Linraries,

    The record of their daughter is also found in this record collection:At the time of their formalized marriage with vows before the priest,they also had their 9-month-old daughter baptized.

    Feb 16, 1797 was baptised SUZANNA b. 14 May 1796 of the legitimatemarriage of LOUIS PERTUY and MAGDELEAINE VANOIS of this parish,
    god-father Albert Bardoutt "Sergent du regiment de la louzianna"[Sergeant of the Louisiana Regbiment]
    god-mother HENRIETTE VAESE, grandmother of the [handwritten] of childwho signs with us
    JANIN curé [priest] (p 40)
    --  Original records translated and transcribed by Dorothy Jones Core,University of Arkansas Linraries,


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