PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX (b. August 26, 1697, d. December 16, 1747)
PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX (son of PIERRE FRANCOIS MAHIEUX Sie Hasards and Marie BRESLIN (GRELIN))4293 was born August 26, 1697 in Maintenay, Bishopric of Amiens,Picardie, France, and died December 16, 1747 in New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana.He married Marie Francoise CELLIER on 1720 in Maintenay, Picardie, France4293, daughter of Jean Pierre CELLIER and Anne CADET. Notes for PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX: Notes from Kim Alice Passmore web site. * Mayeux was also spelled Mahieux, Mayheur, Mayeaux, Maieux and Mahyeux. * Pierre was of humble origin and came to Louisiana in 1720 as a young worker destined for the Law concession on the Arkansas River. * Listed on the rolls of the ship "Profound" which set sail from La Rochelle, France on June 10, 1720 and arrived at Biloxi on September 16, 1720 (aka: Sellier) is listed as a "worker's wife". * Pierre first settled at Arkansas Post, as documented in the birthplace of his son and he apparently lived near the John Law Concession of the Arkansas Post. * Pierre "Maieux" was a witness to a marriage at St. Louis Church in New Orleans March 19, 1727 (and is listed as a resident). This place of residency is confirmed by the birth of his daughter, Genevieve, in New Orleans. * In 1729, Pierre and his family were living at Natchez where another daughter, Cecile, was born. * Re: "Albert Decuire arrives in Louisiana"/Randy Decuir. "Pierre Mayeux was one of only two white men spared by the Indians in the famous Natchez Massacre in November 1729 which wiped out the French Settlers of about 250 settlers. Mayeux was apparently spared because of his occupation as a wagon driver. He was needed by the Indians to gather the clothing of the massacred victims. and bring it back to them. * Settled permanently in Pointe Coupee by 1731 * Pierre established a sizeable plantation and by 1745 was regarded as one of the wealthiest planters in the area as shown in the 1745 Census of Pointe Coupee. * Pierre left his estate to his son Pierre Francois. * Pierre was married at least twice: 1)Marie Cellier(Sellier) prior to their 1720 arrival in Biloxi and 2) Marie Francoise Manne on 2-27-1739 d/o Francois Manne and Elizabeth Chelet. CENSUS INFORMATION 1731 Census * "Mayeux, left band descending of the Mississippi River; 1 woman; 3 children * 1 male capable of bearing arms, 1 Negro slave. 1745 Census of Pointe Coupee Pierre Mahyeux age 48 Marie Francoise Manne age 38 Cecile Mahyeux age 16 Magdelaine Mahyeux age 12 Slaves *****6 Black men *****6 Black women *****4 Black boys *****6 Black girls Horses 1 Cattle 36 Hogs 8 Muskets 4 Pistols 1 Powder 10 Lead & Balls 4 Corn 150 Beans 40 Tobacco 15 Land Cultivated 80 BURIAL * Burial registered at St. Francis, New Roads, Pointe Coupee. Original cemetery is now under the Mississippi River. Record Number PCP-1, 84 OTHER NOTES *May 1739 Funeral of a Negro belonging to Pierre Mayeux *June 19, 1739 Baptism of a Negro belonging to Pierre Mayeux *February 7, 1743 Baptism of a Negro belonging to Pierre Mayeux *August 4, 1743 Baptism of a Negro belonging to Pierre Mayeux *June 28, 1744 Baptism of a Negro belonging to Pierre Mayeux More About PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX: Burial: December 17, 1747, St. Francis, New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana. Christening: April 12, 1699, Maintenay, Bishopric of Amiens, France. Occupation: Wagon Driver. More About PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX and Marie Francoise CELLIER: Marriage: 1720, Maintenay, Picardie, France.4293 Marriage Notes for PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX and Marie Francoise CELLIER: Both are listed on the Vessel "La Profond" which saild from Le Harve, France to Biloxi, Mississippi. Children of PIERRE FRANCOIS MAYEUX and Marie Francoise CELLIER are:
+FRANCOIS PIERRE MAYEUX, b. Abt. 1723, Arkansas Post, St. Martin, Louisiana, d. June 9, 1765, Point Coupee Post, Louisiana.