Good morning Semica,
I was not able to connect Victor Gradney (aka Gradenigo) to the other Gradeni, Gradney, Gradenigo individuals in my database. I found one Wesley Gradney b. 26 May 1927 d. Apr. 1987, Oakdale, LA 71463. Is this Wesley the s/o Victor and Julie Martha? Oakdale is in Rapides Parish. This suggests to me that Victor may have been b. in Rapides but I do not have those records. My primary source is Southwest Louisiana Records by Rev. Donald J. Hébert. These are the Catholic Church records from the Diocese of Lafayette and 13 civil parishes (civil marriages, successions (probate, wills etc.) These records begin with the year 1740 and end with the year 1909.
I do have Ancestors of Julia Martha Espirit, that includes 7 generations as they appear in my database.
Edvise Balque, great-grandmother
Belaire, 3rd great-grandfather
Billouin, Catherine, 6th great-grandmother
Billouin, Pierre, 7th great-grandfather
Brignac, Marie Jeanne Josephe, 3rd great-grandmother
Brignac, Simon Jacques, 4th great-grandfather
Coinion, Marie 6th great-grandmother (this is not the legendary Marie Therese Coincoin)
de Perigo, Louis, 6th Great-grandfather
de Perigo, Louise, 5th great-grandmother
DeViller, Jacquette, 6th great-grandmother
Espirit, Joachim, Grandfather
Espirit, Julie Martha, Self
Espirit, Olin, Father
Fontenot, Auguste Belaire, Jr., Great-grandfather
Fontenot, Augustin Belaire, 2nd great-grandfather
Fontenot, Clara Belaire, Grandmother
Fontenot, Jean Louis dit Colin, Sgt., 4th great-grandfather
Fontenot, Joachim, 5th great-grandfather
Fontenot, Joseph dit Belaire, listed in the 1776 Opelousas Militia, 3rd great-grandfather,
Fontenot, Nicolas, 6th great-grandfather
(Note from Rose: We share these Fontenot ancestors.)
Gaubert, Estelle, Great-grandmother
Gradenigo, Delia Honore, Wife of the grandfather
Gradenigo, Ida (Gradeni), Grandmother (Note from Rose: Delia Honore and Ida Gradenigo may be the same person,
but that has not been proven.)
Gradenigo, Victor (Gradney), Husband
Henry, Jan, 6th great-grandfather
Henry, Louise Angelique, 4th great-grandmother
Henry, Mathurin, 5th great-grandfather
Hugon, Genevieve, 2nd great-grandmother
Hugon, Jacques, 4th great-grandfather
Hugon, Juan Baptista, 3rd geat-grandfather
Lebeghues, Thomas, Husband of the rth great-grandmother
LeBourdonne, Marie, 6th great-grandmother
Macee, Francois, Wife of the 5th great-grandfather
Marie, 3rd great-grandmother
Marsault, Louise, 7th great-grandmother
Masson, Mathurine, 7th great-grandmother
Pradeau, Jacques, 7th great-frandfather
Pradeau, Louis, 6th great-grandfather
Pardeau, Marie, 5th great-grandfather
Simon, Edmond, Great-grandfather
Simon, Edmond, Great-grandfather
Simon, John, Grandfather
Simon, Octavie, Mother
Turpin, Jean Baptiste, 5th great-grandfather
Turpin, Marie, 4th great-grandmother
Julie Martha Espirit d/o Olin Espirit and Octavie Simon, b. 16 Feb 1902, St.Landry Parish, bt. Eunice Ch.
I found four additional children for Olin and Octavie:
Willis Roy Espirit, b. 11 Mar 1883, Evangeline Parish, bt. Ville Platte Ch.
Felix Espirit, b. 03 May 1887, bt. VP Ch
Olympe Matereau Espirit, b. 30 Jan 1889, bt. VP Ch.
Amynthe Espirit, b. 22 Mar 1891, bt. Chataignier Ch.
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