I have no information on Mary Rosa Piquet or Alexander Piquet. My database is primarily based in Canada with some several families going to the USA. I suspect she is a descendant of Joseph Piquet who arrived in New Orleans in 1756 after being deported from Canada by the British. At that time the British forcibly deported over 20,000 French speaking settlers from Acadia. Acadia was a French colony in what is now known as the Annapolis Valley in the Province of Nova Scotia. They loaded them on boats and dropped them off in isolated areas. Many of them were dropped off in the Mississippi delta in Southern Louisiana. They are now known as Cajuns. Joseph Piquet was the son of Joseph Piquet dit La Fleur who arrived in Quebec from Mans (Le Mans) France at about 1700. Here are some notes about him: Joseph Piquet was born around 1675 and was from the "Quartier LaGourdine in the city of Mans (now Le Mans), capital of the ancient Province of Maine, in France. His father, Eustache Piquet was a merchant in Mans dealing in cloth (cloth merchant). The exact date of his arrival in Canada is not recorded but we must assume that it was in the period between thethelate 1690's to early in 1705. We know that in his marriage certificate to Therese Merienne, dated Feb. 10 1706, that he declared that he was a soldier in the French Army reporting to the Company of Monsieur Muy (Nicolas Daneau de Muy, Major of the French Troops in Canada). We assume that he came over from France as a soldier trained in France. We also know that he had apprenticed as a shoemaker.. His wife was the daughter of a French soldier living in Quebec, Canada. In the census of 1716 we find him living in the Upper City of Quebec. He is then described as a "Master Shoemaker". In 1719 he signed a rental contract for a house on "rue St. Louis".A year later he left this house but remained in Quebec City. All of their 14 children were born in Quebec but only 8 survived to adulthood. Of the 8 remaining, 6 are known to have married but many moved away. No record of his death has been found but we know that the death certificate of his wife (May 10, 1760) states that she is a widow. Joseph, oldest son of Joseph Piquet dit Lafleur, was an apprentice furniture maker under Francois Levasseur of Quebec City in 1730. We find in 1735 that he signed a contract with Jean Baptiste Legras as a "voyageur" to do a trip in the "pays d'en haut". This could have been for exploration or fur trading. The area is not specified but traditionally was North of Montreal going up to James Bay ? Hudson Bay and also included most of Northern Ontario. We know he married because in his mother's death certificate and associated documents his name is mentioned and it is also stated that he was married, although his wife's name is not stated.Could he have been livinging in Acadia in 1755 when the Acadian settlers were deported to Louisianna by their British conquerors? Oral tradition says that there were Piquet / Piquette's in Acadia during the deportation. We do know that there was a Joseph Piquet who arrived in Louisianna in 1756. It is very likely that this is him. He could have left many descendants who could have spread to many parts of the USA. Since the Mississippi River was the main transportation route we should look for Piquet / Piquette's having established themselves further North along the Mississippi. Louis Piquet was also know as Louis Francois. He became an apprentice macon under Pierre Roy (ville St. Laurent near Montreal) under the recommendation of his brotherFrancois -Eustache. In 1762 he purchased a property at Coteau St. Pierre, a Montreal suburb. In his marriage contract prepared by the notary Coron, on Jan. 15. 1764, it was noted his occupation was Masonry Contractor.I am one of his descendants as are the Piquette's in the St. Paul area of Alberta. We know that Piquette's in Northern Ontario, Michigan and the North East USA (Massachsets) also are his descendants. Francois established himself in Montreal where he became a wagon maker. He married and had children who also established themselves in Montreal. Noel established himself in Montreal and became a "voyageur" where he did fur trading in the "West". At that time the French fur traders were active in a " West" which comprised all of Ontario, the Prairie Provinces and large areas in the USA. It included all or parts of the following States; Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the Dakotas. We have no trace of Noel's descendants but it is very possible that some of the Piquette's in the USA could come from his loins. There are also Metis in the Prairie Provinces with the name Piquette. They could be his descendants. There are two adults which we have no records of. They also could be part of the deported Acadians.