I am attempting to find my 2nd great-grandmother Julia Briggs. It is believed she was born around 1848 (based on the 1870 Vermilion Parish, La. census records). The partial family history we have doesn't give her origin but a census listed her as Mulatto and a servant in my 2nd great-grandfather Louis Petry's house in Vermilion
Parish, Louisiana. Based on a very old picture, she could be Native American. She has a sister whose name is Emily who's about 2 years older. With 2nd great-grandfather Louis they produced 6 children: Celena Petry, Benjamin Petry
(my great grandfather), Joseph Petry, Elizabeth Petry, Erastus Petry, and
did any of the females marry into the reaux family of vermilion parish?
I don't know. On the Prejean side of the Petry family, my gg-grandmother was Corrine Reaux who married Damon Prejean. Their daughter, Emma Prejean, married Benjamin Petry, Jr.
I would assume female Petry's married Reaux's as well. It is a small area.
Do you think you're related?
we probably or my grgrandfather name lawrence reaux married a native american evelin petry or perro they all lived in abbeville but i'm still researching but i will keep you updated by the way is your briggs african american?
My ggrandmother, Emma Prejean, married my ggrandfather, Benjamin Franklin Petry.
Where are you from?
I just stumbled upon this entry doing reasearch on google. I'm pretty certain that the 'Corrine Reaux' and 'Damon Prejean' mentioned here, are my great grandparents. My grandmother's name was Euphemie Prejean. Her father was 'Demas Prejean' and her mother's name was Corrine or Corine sp?? Our family thought Corine's last name was Rio or 'Rios', but having seen the name 'Reaux' mentioned here, that's probably the proper spelling! I found a record of Demas Prejean and his wife Corine with their children listed, including my grandmother Euphemie. It lists 'Emma', so she sounds like my grandmother's sister and we're probably related. I'm trying to locate Demas Prejean's parents. C. Moss
Re: Briggs [PREJEAN, REAUX, PETRA [PETRY]
I saw your post and did a quick census search for your Damas PREJEAN and Corinne REAUX.
On this 1900 census record, PREJEAN indexed as PREFEAN
1900 US CENSUS
Ward 3 (part of) all north of Iberia & Vermilion RR to Bayou Vermilion
vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Series: T623 Roll: 585 Page: 271
June 16, 1900
DWELLING 456/FAMILY 464
PREJEAN, Demas (head), b, m, Mar. 1855, 45, married 19 yrs, LA, LA, LA, farm laborer
PREJEAN, Corine (wife), b, f, Jan 1858, 42, Married 19 yrs, 10 children-9 living, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Delmas (son), b, m, July 1883, 16, single, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Emma (daugther), b, f, May 1885, 15, single, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Elvine (daughter), b, f, Sept 1886, 13, single, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Euphemie (daughter), b, f, Aug 1889, 10, single, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Emdira/Eudira? (daughter), b, f, Dec 1892, 7, single, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Emar (son), b, m, Dec 1983, 6, single, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, Demas, Jr (son), b, m, Apr 1895, f, single, LA, LA, LA
1910 US CENSUS
Ward 3, Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Series: T624 Roll: 533 Page: 104
May 7 & 9, 1910
PREJEAN, Dama (head), m, mu, 55, married 28 yrs, LA, LA, LA, farmer, farm
PREJEAN, Corein (wife), f, mu, 50, married 28 yrs, 7 children - 7 living, LA, LA, LA
PREJEAN, umar (son), m, mu, 15, single, LA, LA, LA, none
PREJEAN, Dama, Jr (son), m, mu, 13, single, LA, LA, LA, none
PETRA, John, Mrs (Daughter, f, mu, 24, married, 6 yrs, 4 children, 2 living, LA, LA, LA, none
PETRA, Joseph (son), m, b, 6, single, LA, LA, LA
PETRA, Isabelle (daughter), f, mu, single, LA, LA, LA
RAEO [REAUX], Alendriam (niece), f, mu, 18, single, LA, LA, LA
Corine REO > age 13 (1870 US CENSUS)
1870 US CENSUS
Subdivision #109, Ward 2, Abbeville P.O., Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Series: M593 Roll: 534 Page: 180
June 25, 1870
DWELLING 292/FAMILY 276
REO, James, 50, m, m, farmer, Louisiana
REO, Clementine, 40, f, b, keeping house, Louisiana
REO, Damask, 17, f, m, farm hand, Louisiana
REO, William, 15, m, m, farm hand, Louisiana
REO, Corine, 13, f, m, farm hand, Louisiana
REO, Alfred, 9, m, m, Louisiana
REO, Julis, 8, m, b, Louisiana
REO, John, 5, m, m, Louisiana
REO, William, 3, m, m, Louisiana
STEPHEN, Hyacinthe, 45, f, m, Domestic servant, Louisiana
James REAUX family (1880 US Census)
This is Corine REAUX's family, shown on the 1880 Census.
The grandson, Severin, was Corine REAUX's son. He was born in 1876.
1880 US CENSUS
Ward 1, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Series: T9 Roll: 473 Page: 1
June 2, 1880
DWELLING 4/FAMILY 4
REAUX, James, mu, m, 62, married, farmer, Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky
REAUX, clementine, mu, f, 50, wife, married, keeping, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana
REAUX, William, mu, m, 24, son, sngle, farmer, Louisiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
REAUX, Alfred, mu, m, 19, son, single, farmer, Louisiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
REAUX, Jules, b, m, 18, son, single, farmer, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana
REAUX, Joseph, mu, m, 14, song, single, work in field, Louisiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
REAUX, Theozine, mu, m, 12, son, single, work in field, Louisiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
REAUX, Melassy/Melessy, mu, f, 10, daughter, single, Louisiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
REAUX, Idia, mu, f, 3, daughter, single, Louisiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
LAWSON/LARSON/LOARSON, Severin, mu, m, 3, grandson, single, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana
Severin is Corine's child.
The Briggs Family is really complexed. It starts with Thomas Briggs to Lofty Briggs and then it really begins to expand. You will find other names: Lapoint, Hardy, Williams, Coleman, Huntsberry, Gage and others we have yet to find.