Andre BENOIT Louis PERTUIS Suzanna PERTUIS Suzanne RAYE Mini tree diagram

Marie Magdeleine BENOIT1,2,2,2,3

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.2,2,1,2,3

14th May 1796

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

after 19th Feb 1818

Death of Louis PERTUIS in Arkansas Territory, USA


Death of daughter Suzanna PERTUIS




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

    PERTHUIS, Louis and Wife

    12 April 1793

    I, a missionary priest, had the following persons repeat their mutual marriage vows and administered this sacrament according to the way prescribed by the Church -

    LOUIS PERTHUIS, born on this Post, son of the late Pierre Perthuis and the late Jeanne Francoeur, his father and mother, and MARIE MADELEINE BENOIT, 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 presence of witnesses for lack of priest in the same place, present to their marriage the brothers (?) Delino, Ducassin, Babe, Soumande who sign below with us. The brother and sisters-in- law of the groom as well as the mother and sisters of the bride declared they could not sign.

    J BTE [Jean Baptiste] DUCHASSIN
    P. GIBAULT, Ptre Missre [Prêtre Missionaire = Missionary Priest]. (p 23, 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 legitimate marriage 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 child who signs with us
    JANIN curé [priest] (p 40)
    --  Original records translated and transcribed by Dorothy Jones Core, University of Arkansas Linraries,

    Their marriage record is also found in the Arkansas index of marriage records.

    Arkansas, Compiled Marriages, 1779-1850
    Marie M Benoit
    Louis Perthuis
    Marriage 12 Apr 1793 Arkansas County


  • 1. RootsWeb Email Archives
  • 2. University of Arkansas Libraries
  • 3. Arkansas, Compiled Marriages, 1779-1850

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