Marie-Anne Melançon

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Marie-Anne Melançon

Birthplace: Snow Hill, Province of Maryland, [British Colony]
Death: November 04, 1805 (40-49)
"at home", lower Bayou Vermilion, St Martin Parish, Territory of Orleans, United States Territory
Place of Burial: St Martin Parish, Territory of Orleans, United States Territory
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Paul Melançon and Marie Theriot
Wife of Corp Joseph [Pantaleon] Landry and Thomas Parr, fils
Mother of Joseph Pontellion Landry, II; Elise Landry; Louis Landry; Agricole Landry; Marie-Madeleine Landry and 8 others
Sister of Philippe Melançon; Marie-Madeleine Melançon and Jean-Baptiste Melancon
Half sister of Dominique Prejean and Helene Hebert

Managed by: Elizabeth Landry
Last Updated:

About Marie-Anne Melançon

  • Sources:
    • "Acadian Immigrants to Cabanocé/Cabahannocer, 1766" -
      • In report of Acadians at Snow Hill, Province of Maryland, Jul 1763, listed as Anne Melanson
      • Cabanocé, La Luisiana census, 1769, listed as Marie, age 8
      • Ascension, La Luisiana census, 1770, listed as Marie, age 8
      • Attakapas, La Luisiana census, 1777, called Marie
      • Attakapas, La Luisiana census, 1781, unnamed
  • Notes:
    • Arrived in current day Louisiana in 1766, age 5

Marie-Anne was born ca. 1760 at Snow Hill in Worcester County, Maryland.
She married Acadian Joseph Landry in 1775, they had twelve children. After his death married Thomas Sparr (Parr).

She was the daughter of Acadians Paul Melancon (1730-1771) and Marie Theriot (1736-1787).
Her paternal grandparents were Acadians Jean Baptiste Melancon and Madeleine Leblanc.
[Jean Baptiste of Grand Pre, died while in exile at Snow Hill, Maryland ca. 1763.]
Her maternal grandparents were Acadians Germain Theriot and Marguerite Boudreaux.

Melancon, Marie, wid. of dec. Joseph Landry and m. (2) to Thomas Sparr of lower Bayou Vermillion d. 4 Nov. 1805 at home, buried 5 Nov 1805 at age 45 years. Fr. Gabriel Isabey (SM ch v.4 #415)
SWLR Donald Hebert

Parents Paul and Marie of Grand Pre, Acadia, were deported to Snow Hill in Maryland aboard the sloop Elizabeth in 1755 during "The Great Expulsion" by the British.
The 1763 Maryland census shows the family living at Snow Hill in Worcester County. They emigrated to Louisiana in 1766 arriving through New Orleans.
Paul died in 1771. Widowed Marie married Amand Prejean in 1773.

Marie, husband Joseph and parents Paul and Marie's names are written on the "Wall Of Names" at The Acadian Memorial Museum in St. Martinville, Louisiana.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Dec 4 2022, 20:32:42 UTC

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Marie-Anne Melançon's Timeline

Snow Hill, Province of Maryland, [British Colony]
St Martinsville, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA
December 24, 1778
April 23, 1781
Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States
June 27, 1782
St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, La.
February 7, 1784
St. Martinville, St Martin, Louisiana
February 7, 1787
St Martinville, LA, United States