The Saucier Family
Henri and Barbe moved their family back to the Gulf Coast around 1740. This move from Illinois concided with his brother's recent marriage and move from New Orleans to Illinois to assume the duties of Henri and running the family trading business in Illinois.
In later years, Henri, hearing in 1757 of the deaths of his brothers Francois Saucier and Jean Baptiste Vifvarenne, promptly traveled from his Gulf Coast home to New Orleans and north to Illinois, a two to three month trip by boat to tend to their successions and their families needs. Sometimes the journey could take even longer due to the season and the river conditions. He would have traveled part of the way by horseback, but the majority of the journey would have been by boat on the Mississippi River in anxiety for several stressful months or longer, before finally arriving in Illinois, taking him away from his family in Mobile for nearly two years. During this time in Illinois he sold on September 17, 1758 the two and half arpents (about one and three-fourth acres) of land he owned fronting the Mississippi River along with their former home at St. Philippe for 305 livers at auction on the steps of the parish church, St. Ann's, after the days mass, to J. Belcour. This was the land he had purchased on February 6, 1733 from his father-in-law at the beginning of his marriage to Barbe.
Henri's three brothers had died in Illinois, Jean Baptiste Saucier in 1746, and Jean Baptiste Vifarenne in 1756 and Francois Saucier in 1757, in the same settlement Henri had previously resided. Henri’s death followed in 1762 at New Orleans, at the age of fifty-six years.
In 1766, records show Barbe, a widow with seven sons living on a plantation down river from New Orleans consisting of 22 arpents (18 1/2 acres) of land, where she and her family arrived sometime between 1762 and 1763, settling on the old plantation originally owned by her mother-in-law, Gabrielle Savary, that had been inherited by her husband Henri after his mothers death in 1735.
In the census of New Orleans of January 1770, the report shows Barbe's only married son Jean Baptiste Saucier, age 29, his wife Pelagie Tixerand, age 17, and their one year old son Gabriel living on a farm of 8 arpents down river, about 30 miles, from New Orleans. On the adjutant farm the census shows Barbe Lacroix Saucier a widow, age 58 along with her unmarried sons Henry Marie, age 31, Francois, age 26, Christian, age 24, Phillipe, age 22, Pierre, age 15, and Julian, age 13, all living together on the family farm of 16 arpents next to that of Jean Baptiste. Barbe died in 1778 at age sixty-six on the family plantation below New Orleans.
After the deaths of Henri and Barbe Lacroix Saucier, their children began to move away from the family homestead raising families of their own as well as moving to the surrounding areas where they received land grants and established their homes.
In the following passages and pages of this genealogy, this writer has endeavored to give a glimpse of the descendants and family of Jean Baptiste Saucier and his wife Gabrielle Savary Saucier, pioneers of Colonial Louisiana.
Jean Baptiste Saucier was born in 1733 at New Orleans, he was the first son born to Henry Saucier and Barbe Lacroix. On March 2, 1767, at the age of thirty-four years of age, he married seventeen year old Pelagie Gabrielle Tixerand at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, daughter of Gabriel Tixerand and Marie La Lorie of New Orleans; she was born on May 20, 1750 at New Orleans. Jean Baptiste died in 1810 and Pelagie in 1805, both at New Orleans. They raised and left a large family in New Orleans and down river and to the east in the state of Mississippi. In 1770, they resided on a large plantation fronting the Mississippi River about twenty miles below New Orleans where they grew tobacco and other crops. Baptismal records of Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans show ten children, Gabriel Efroy, Jean Henry, Jean Baptiste, Philippe Pierre, Julien, Marie Pelagie, Manuel Celestin, Mary Anne, Severin Descoteaux and Pierre Silroy, born to Jean Baptiste and Pelagie, but they had a total of twelve known children, including daughter Marianne Saucier born in 1873 between Manuel and Severin, as well as son Francois Saucier born in1785 between sons Severin and Pierre. All their children were baptized at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Gabriel Efroy Saucier was the first born and first son of Jean Baptiste Saucier and Pelagie Tixerand. He was born on September 22, 1768 and baptized on September 23, 1769 in New Orleans at St. Louis Cathedral. No mention of Gabriel is found after the 1770 census of New Orleans. It is believed he died around 1771 at New Orleans.
Jean Henry Saucier was the second child and son of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand. He was born in 1769 and was baptized on January 7, 1770 at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. He married Felicite Elizabeth Barry on September 28, 1798. She was the daughter of Richard Barry, a native of Ireland, and Felicite Duvernay and was born on March 1, 1770 in New Orleans and died September 25, 1851. Jean Henry died at the early age of 38 in 1808. Four children were born at New Orleans, Felicite Elizabeth, Jean, Henrietta and Marie Caroline Azelie Saucier. After Jean Henry’s death in early 1808, Felicite remarried on May 9, 1808 and moved with her new husband, Pierre Royare, and her family to Natchitoches, Louisiana shortly after their marriage. Their Children were all baptized at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Jean Baptiste Saucier, born August 8, 1771, the third child of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand was married on April 6, 1805 to Elizabeth Courdin, born on February 18, 1776 in New Orleans. She was the daughter of Pierre Courdin and Pelagie Duvernay. Jean Baptiste died on September 22, 1828 at the age of 57. His wife Elizabeth died at the age of 83 in 1859. The baptismal record for one child, daughter, Marie Louise Saucier born in 1801 was found in the records of Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, there possibly were other children born to them that were not in the church records at New Orleans. Jean Baptiste served with three of his brothers during the War of 1812 in the 3rd Regiment of the Louisiana Militia. In his records of service he is listed as Baptiste Saucier. Very little information on their family has been found by researchers.
Philippe Pierre Saucier, born June 2, 1772, the fourth son of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand, married Ursule Grelot in June of 1794. Ursule, the daughter of Barthelomy Grelot and Marie Jeanne Necaise, was born October 25, 1772 and died at the age of 58 in 1830 at Delisle, Mississippi. Philippe Pierre was twenty-two years of age and Ursule was twenty-one years old when they married. They raised a large family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The town of Saucier, Mississippi, twenty miles north of Gulfport, Mississippi was begun as a sawmill site by one of their grandsons, Samuel Bernard Saucier, and was officially named Saucier, Mississippi after his family in 1896. Nine known children, Marianne, Philippe, Pierre Phillip, Edouard, and Severin, Camille Philippine, Justine, Ursule Gustin and Adelia were born to Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. Philippe Pierre died in 1852 at the age of 80 in Delisle, Hancock County, Mississippi. Their Children were all baptized at New Orleans’ Saint Louis Cathedral.
Julien Saucier, born February 1, 1774, was the fifth child of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand; he married his cousin, Euphrosine Saucier, about 1794, at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans after receiving special permission from the Catholic Church. Euphrosine was the daughter of Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay. She was born on April 8, 1782. Julian served with three of his brothers in the 3rd Regiment of the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812. They had four children, Jacques, Felicite, Euphrosine and Jean Baptiste born before the death of Euphrosine in 1810. In 1820, Julien married a second time to Melanie Bagneris, a widow, daughter of Jean Baptiste Bagneris and Pelagie Duvernay, and they had one known child, Jules that died at birth in 1821, they possibly had other children. Julien died at New Orleans in 1839 at age 65.
Marie Ann Saucier was the sixth child and first daughter and was born on October 8, 1778 and baptized on January 8, 1784 at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Records show she married into the Duvernay family, but no first name is given for her husband. If she survived, no addition record has been found on this daughter of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand.
Marie Pelagie Saucier was he seventh child and second daughter born to Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand. She was born in New Orleans in September of 1778 and died there around 1779.
Manuel Celestin Saucier, was born on June 21, 1781 in New Orleans and baptized at Saint Louis Cathedral, the eight child of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand, he was married on June 20, 1803 to Eleanor Antoinette Henry of Paris, France, daughter of Louis Henry and Eleanor Guy. She was born in 1790 and died in 1823. They had three children before his early death on November 26, 1809 in New Orleans at the age of 28 years. His three children, Celeste, Louis and Manuel survived him by less than ten years each. His will in 1808 shows that two children were living when his will was written. The marriage of Manuel Celestin Saucier and Eleanor Antoinette Henry was performed at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans as were the baptisms of their three children and those records are on file there. His widow remarried about three years after Manuel's death. Two children, Louis and Manuel were living at the time she married her second husband Jean Baptiste Laperouse. Both children died within five years after their mother remarried. In 2009, A descendant from the second marriage of Eleanor had contacted me questioning the marriage of Manuel and Eleanor. He was able to verify the information received from this writer from the archives at the church. Many of Eleanor's descendants from her second marriage were shocked to learn of her first marriage to Manuel Saucier as they had no knowledge of that marriage and that there were three children born in her first marriage to Manuel Saucier.
Marianne Saucier was the ninth child and third daughter of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand. She was born in New Orleans on April 8, 1783. No additional information is know on Marianne.
Severin Descoteaux Saucier, born 1784 in New Orleans, tenth child of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand, he married Eulalie Galabert on April 28, 1806, daughter of Francois Galabert and Marie Louise Lebrun. She was born on August 18, 1791 and died on December 4, 1844. They resided with his family in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Severin Descoteaux served with the 3rd Regiment of the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812. Severin Descoteau died on March 26, 1850 in New Orleans. His youngest son, Arthur Saucier, was a respected New Orleans Judge at the time of his death in 1877. Severin and Eulalie had ten children and nine known children during their marriage. They were Jean Baptiste Gustave, Jean Corvin, an unnamed son who died at birth, Francois Duverly, Armatine, Henry Sainville, Eulalie, Mathilde Eulalie, Marie Elmire, and their youngest son, Jean Baptiste Arthur, who was known as just Arthur Saucier.
Francois Saucier, eleventh child of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand was born in 1785, but no additional records have been found on him other than him witnessing in 1803 at Saint Louis Cathedral the marriage, along with two of his brothers, for their brother Manuel Celestin Saucier and Elenore Henry at New Orleans. He seems to have just disappeared.
Pierre Silroy Saucier, the twelfth and last born child, was born in August of 1790 in New Orleans. He was the son of Jean Baptiste Saucier III and Pelagie Tixerand. He was almost a year old when he was baptized on June 1, 1791 at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. He married Adelaide Morin, born in 1792, the daughter of Francois Morin and Brigitte Duvernay. Records for the birth of four daughters, Gabriella, Marie Elizabeth, Jeanne Emelie, Marie Constance and one son, Jean Evariste were found in the Saint Louis Cathedral records at New Orleans, but there probably were additional children born to them. Pierre Silroy served in the 3rd Regiment of the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812 along with three of his brothers. Pierre Silroy and his family, as well as his wife’s family, all made their homes in a remote area of Hancock County, Mississippi.
Henry Marie Saucier was born in 1734 at Fort Chartres in Illinois , the second child and second son born to Henri Saucier and Barbe Lacroix. He married Francoise Rouseve who was born on October 14, 1755 in Mobile and they made their home about fifteen miles downriver from New Orleans in Plaquemines parish. Two known children were born to this marriage, Jean Henry, whom no records were found by researchers other than his baptismal record, was born in 1774 and their second son, Francois Julian, who was born April 29, 1775, was married twice, first to Clara Leonard, who died tragically on October 26, 1804, along with their unborn child, after being thrown from a horse and his second marriage to Melitte Lavergne and had seven children from the second marriage, Henry, Emelie, Walmond, Evariste Valerian, Edouard, Leocadie and Francois Edmund Saucier. Possibly other children were born to Henry Marie Saucier and Francoise Rouseve. Both Henry Marie Saucier and his wife Francoise Rouseve died in about 1810 in New Orleans.
Marie Barbe Saucier was born in 1736 in Illinois, she was the third child and first daughter born to Henri Saucier and Barbe Lacroix. She married Julien Roy, a merchant and trader in Illinois; their home was located on Rue Royal in St. Louis, Missouri. They were St. Louis residents from its founding, having come from the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. They had been married at Mobile in 1755. Marie Barbe died in St. Louis, Missouri in about 1810, her husband Julian Roy had died at St. Louis in 1793. Marie Barbe and Julien had seven known children, Marianne, Charles, Magdeline, Julien, Henry Francois, Pierre Patrice, and Louis. Their daughter, Magdeline Roy married, at age 15, Francois Hebert, and then widowed, she married Jean Baptiste Trudeau, the first school master in St. Louis, Missouri.
Francois Saucier, born in 1737, was the fourth child and third son born to Henri Saucier and Barbe Lacroix, married Felicite Duvernay, and their family resided on the old family plantation, originally owned by Gabrielle and passed down in the family, located down river from New Orleans in 1779 and their land was bounded on one side by that of his brother Jean Baptiste. By 1810, Felicite was a widow and living in New Orleans. Before 1814 she moved with her children to Natchitoches, Louisiana to live with her eldest son, Louis and his family, just missing the excitement of the Battle of New Orleans. In 1838, she sold her property in Natchitoches and moved to Avoyelles Parish to live her remaining days with son Francois and his family. There were a total of seven children born to Francois and Felicite, Augustine, Euphrosine, Louis Gustave, Philippe, Marie Rose, Susanne and Francois.
Christian Savary Saucier, born on April 26, 1740, he was the fifth child and fourth son of Henri Saucier and Barbe Lacroix, he married Marguerite Baudin, who was the sister-in-law of one of his nieces. She was born on February 1, 1763 at Mobile, the daughter of Louis Francois Baudin and Marie Louise Lorandine. She died in April 26, 1798 at Mobile. Christian and Marguerite settled in the region of his boyhood home at Mobile. There they lived on a track of land on Mobile Bay near where his parents Henri Saucier and Barbe Lacroix had lived. Christian gave land in 1795 to his son Henry, who planned to raise horses and cattle on it, not panning out for good use because of being low lying and wet; he sold it in 1808, a number of years after his fathers’ death. Christian Savary died in 1800. Christian Savary Saucier and Marguerite had six known children born at Mobile. Their children were; Henry, Eufracine, Julien, Sinforian, Edouard, and Hyppolite Savary, a seventh (first born) child died at birth. Three sons settled in Harrison County, Mississippi and raised their families; the other children remained around Mobile and that area of Alabama.
Philippe Saucier was born on May 1, 1747 and died in 1820 at Delisle; he was the sixth child and fifth son born to Henri Saucier and Barbe Lacroix. Philippe's godparents were Jean Baptiste Rousseau and Jeanne Fontaille according to baptismal records of the Little Red Church held by the Louisiana State Museum. Philippe moved to the Bay St. Louis, Mississippi area and there in 1784 at the age of thirty-seven, he married nineteen year old Mary Louise Necaise, born in 1765, almost half his age, and daughter of Jean Baptiste Necaise of Paris, France and Marie Miot, a native of Mobile. Mary Louise died twenty-eight years later in 1848 at Delisle in Hancock County, Mississippi. They made their home in Delisle, near Pass Christian, Mississippi after their marriage. Philippe was granted a large area of land around the mouth of the Wolf River on Jul 6, 1794, claiming a total of 7.9 miles of land along the river. In 1932, the local newspaper published a notice to Philippe's heirs from the Harrison County Court with the following comment at its conclusion, "It is interesting to note that this Phillip (Philippe) Saucier who acquired this grant, was an officer under the Spanish Government and when the territory was taken over by the U. S. Government and when the territory of West Florida was taken over by the U. S. Government he was appointed to represent the U. S. Government in the territory between the Pascagoula and Pearl Rivers as peace officer, and was in fact practically the law within that territory for many years. With his commission he was delivered a copy of the Federal Statues and also given the laws of the territory along with the flag of the United States and instructed to hold the territory for the Government". Philippe Saucier was appointed as the first U. S. Justice in the Bay St. Louis, Mississippi area on January 8, 1811. A number of pioneer families of the Mississippi Gulf Coast region were begun by their daughters. The Lizana, Toulme, Lasabbe, Cassibry and some Dedeaux families, all are descended from Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Nicaise through the marriages of their daughters, who left a broad heritage along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Hancock and Harrison Counties. After their first child died at birth, they raised their nine surviving children in Delisle. Those children were, Mary Magdeline, Eugenie, Jean Phillipe, Marie Louise, Victoria, Lucille, Basalice, Jacques and Pierre Saucier. Philippe lived into 1820, seeing his family prosperous and expanding, his sons-in-law were prosperous coast merchants, Toulme and Cassibry at sea, Dedeaux and Lizana on land. Philippe's widow lived another 20 or more years after her husband's death, now the family matriarch, blending wisdoms from native upbringing with the new pursuits from diverse backgrounds in her broad family; she lived out her life in peace and quietness. Their descendants are scattered throughout Mississippi and other states today.
Mary Magdeline Saucier was the seventh child and second daughter born to Henri Saucier and Barbe LaCroix. Magdeline was born on June 26, 1750 in New Orleans and died on August 10, 1825 at New Orleans. She married at the age of 17, William Couronne in New Orleans, where they lived until her death. After the death of William she remarried and only the last name of her second husband is known, a Mr. Delbuis. No additional information on Magdeline is known.
Pierre Saucier was the eighth child and sixth son born to Henri Saucier and Barbe LaCroix. He was born on January 23, 1752 on Dauphine Isle in Alabama and died young, sometime after 1770 in New Orleans. No additional information has been found on Pierre.
Julien Juste Saucier was the nineth child and seventh child born to Henri Saucier and Barbe LaCroix. He was born on June 1, 1754 in Mobile and died in 1777 in New Orleans. Julian died at an early age, in his 20's, and not much is known about him.
Charles Julian Saucier, the tenth and last child of Henri Saucier and Barbe LaCroix was born in April 1756 at Mobile. No additional information has been found on Charles and it is presumed he died at a very young age.
Marianne Saucier, born in New Orleans on February 24, 1795 was the first born and first daughter of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. In 1815 she married at New Orleans Bernard Dedeaux. He was born in about 1790 at New Orleans. No additional information is know on either Marianne or Bernard.
Phillippe Napoleon Saucier was born on October 11, 1796 and died in July 1869 in Hancock County, Mississippi. He was the first son and second child born to Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. He married Josephine Necaise, the daughter of Joseph Necaise and Jeannette Dufilly. She was born in 1785 and died in 1870. They were the parents of eight children, Cecile, Clara, Heloise, Ursule, Phillip, Eupheme, Elizabeth and Josephine Saucier. Philip N. Saucier, born 15 Aug 1829, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He enlisted as a private in Company D, which later became company H, of Captain Ashbel Green's Dahlgren Guards, on September 4, 1861 at Camp Clark, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Dahlgren Guards were mustered into the 3rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry on October 8, 1861. He was discharged from the Army on April 26, 1865.
Pierre Phillip Saucier was the third born child and son of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. He was born on August 30, 1898 and died on August 23, 1874 at his home in Saucier, Mississippi. He married on April 15, 1818 Isabelle Necaise. She was born on April 21, 1801 and died in 1836 at Delisle. After the death of his first wife he married Martha Ann Smith born in about 1810 and died about 1855. he married his third wife, the widower, Elizabeth Moore Ramsey on October 24, 1867. She was born in about 1825. Complete information on Pierre Phillip and his family is found in a later section.
Edouard Saucier was the fourth born child and son of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. He was born on February 12, 1800 in New Orleans and died December 2, 1874 in Pass Christian. In 1825, at age twenty-five he married twenty-three year old Delphine Richard. She died in 1850 and was daughter of Desire Richard and Ann Babin. On October 5, 1862 at the age of sixty-two, widowed he married his second wife, widower Ursula Fayard, she was born in 1818 and died on December 31, 1900. Edouard and Delphine had ten Children before her death, Nirro, Marie Anne, Celestine, Adelaide, Joseph, Elizabeth, David, Edouard, Augustin Aiken, who lived to be 104 years old, and Etienne Saucier.
Severin Saucier, born on April 17, 1802 in Hancock County, Mississippi, was the fifth child and son of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. He was baptized at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans on May 29, 1803. He died in 1820 in Hancock County, Mississippi at age eighteen.
Camille Phillipine Saucier was born on October 10, 1804 in Hancock County, Mississippi and died in 1852 in Harrison County. She was the sixth child and a daughter of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. In 1821 at the age of seventeen she married her twenty-nine year old cousin Sinforian (Syphorien) Saucier. He was born on December 6, 1792 and died in 1852 and was the son of Christian Savary Saucier and Marguerite Baudin. As with the seemingly many other cousins within the family that chose to marry their cousin, they had to apply for and receive permission from the Catholic Church to marry. For which, permission by the church seems to have always been granted to the prospective bride and grooms to marry. They had twelve children, Margaret, Henry, Pauline, Florien, Camille Josephine, Savary, Victoria, Emilie Marie, Victor, who died as a Union prisoner in the Civil War, Julien, Philomine and Benjamin Saucier.
Justine Saucier was born in 1805 in Hancock County, Mississippi and was the seventh child of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. She was baptized at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans on March 5, 1808. No additional information has been found on this daughter.
Ursule Gustin Saucier was born in 1807 and died about 1850 in Hancock County, Mississippi. She was the eight daughter of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. She married Nicolas Caron. He born on February 14, 1800 in France and died on October 26, 1859 in Hancock County, Mississippi. They raise a family of five children, Caroline, Adelaide, Napoleon, Nicolas and Hyacinth Caron.
Adelia Saucier was the ninth and last born child and daughter of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. She was born at Delisle on October 7, 1809 and died in Delisle on November 11, 1878 at age sixty-nine. In 1829, twenty year old Adelia married her twenty-nine year old cousin Jacques Saucier, the son of Philippe Saucier and Mary Louise Necaise, in Bay St. Louis, after receiving special permission from the Catholic Church for the two cousins to marry. They married against the wishes of both families who tried to stop the marriage. He was born on March 3, 1802 in Harrison County and died on November 15, 1877 at age seventy-five in Delisle. They had a total of thirteen children, John Phillippe, Jacques, Jean Joseph, Clementine, Mary Philicide, Nary, Edmund, Mary Louise, Celestine, Dumas, Bruno, Rosalie and Marie Adelaide Saucier.
Augustine Saucier was the first born child and daughter of Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay. She was born in 1763 and in 1779 she married Joseph Soligne at St. Louis Cathedral. They had one known child, daughter Marie Adelaide Soligne.
Euphrosine Saucier, born August 4, 1782, and was baptized at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans a week later. She was the second child and daughter of Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay she married her cousin, Julien Saucier in 1794 at St. Louis Cathedral after receiving permission for their marriage from the church, Julien was the son of Jean Baptiste Saucier and Pelagie Tixerand. They had six children, Julien, Jacques, Felicite, Euphrosine, Jean Baptiste and Jules before her death in 1810 and Julian’s in 1833.
Louis Gustave Saucier, born October 20, 1785 and baptized on May 1, 1787 at the Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, he was the third child and first son born to Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay, married Azelie Durocher, daughter of Simon Durocher dit Castillon and Marguerite Robert, on October 10, 1821 in New Orleans. Azelie was born in January of 1789 and died in 1833 at New Orleans. Louis died five years later on September 11, 1838. They had eleven children that settled in various areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. Their children were, Louise, Marie, Joseph, Louis, Marie, Edmond, Anathalie, Victor, Theodule, Eloyse and Aspasie Saucier.
Philippe Saucier was the fourth child born to Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay on May 8, 1779 and Baptized ten days later at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. He died on September 11, 1811 at age thirty-two in New Orleans, no additional records have been found by researchers.
Marie Rose Saucier was fifth child and was born on November 12, 1791 to Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay. She was married on June 10, 1815 at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans to Theodore Deterville, born in 1787 in Caen, France. Rose Marie died on December 7, 1873 and Theodore in 1833. They had five children, Stephen, Elizabeth, Victoria, Marie and Theodore Deterville. After her husband Theodore’s death she moved with her children to Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana and resided there until her death.
Susanne Comencia Saucier, Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay's sixth child and youngest daughter was born August 13, 1793 and died in New Orleans on August 20, 1811 at the age of 18 years.
Francois Saucier, born December 6, 1796 in New Orleans was seventh and the youngest child of Francois Saucier and Felicite Duvernay. He died at Mansura, Louisiana on July 19, 1862 at age 65. He married Avoy Kunegonde Joffrion, born on October 16, 1804 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana on January 2, 1820. She died December 4, 1896 at the age of 92 at Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, where they raised their family of seven known children, Girardi Francois, David Polite, Norbert, Ambroise, Emelia, Ernest and Samuel Saucier.
Mary Magdeleine Saucier was the first child of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Necaise. She was born in 1783 and died in 1829 in Delisle. On February 19, 1810, she married Jean Pierre "Chevalier" Dedeaux, a native of Chastel Sarazin, France. He was born in 1770 and died in September of 1841 in Delisle. They had three children before Mary Magdeleine died, Jean Joseph, Jean "Sherry" Jacques and Jean Victor Dedeaux. Jean Pierre Dedeaux as a widow married Ursule Nicaise, the sister of Isabelle Nicaise who married Pierre Phillip Saucier. Pierre Phillip was a cousin of Mary Magdeleine. Jean Pierre Dedeaux and Ursule Nicaise had four additional sons, Balice, Henri, Bernard and Apollinaire Dedeaux. Ursule was born in 1794 and died in 1863 at Delisle.
Eugenie Saucier was born December 29, 1784, and married on July 17, 1806 at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louis A. Decalogne. After Louis’ death in 1808, she married Jean Jacques “Belon” Dedeaux, brother of Jean Pierre "Chevalier" Dedeaux, on February 19, 1810, a native of France, at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Jean Belon Dedeaux died September 17, 1859. There were two children born to the marriage with Louis Decalogne, Arsene and Eugenie Decalouge and five children, Martha, Elenore, Josephine, Louise and Emma Dedeaux in the marriage to Jean Belon Dedeaux. Eugenie, who died in 1845, was the second child and daughter of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Nicaise.
Jean Phillip Saucier, third child and first son of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Nicaise was born on and baptized at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans on December 22, 1785. He married Marguerite Grelot, born in 1790, daughter of Barthelemy Grelot and Marguerite Bosarge, another old pioneer family on the Gulf Coast, at Mobile on September 21, 1817. Their six children were Philippe, Magdeleine, Pierre, Jacques, Jean Baptiste and Ramone Sebastian. Jean Phillip died in January of 1840 and Marguerite in 1845.
Marie Louise Saucier was the fourth child and third daughter of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Nicaise. She was born on January 4, 1790 at Bay Saint Louis, MS and died in 1880. On March 10, 1814, she married Ramon Sebastiano Lizana at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. He was born in Cadiz, Spain in 1778 and died after 1860 in Harrison County, Mississippi. He was the son of Antonio Lizana and Ana Maria Sanchez of Cadiz, Spain. They had nine children, with eight known, Jean Baptiste, Annie Victoria, Raymond, Jacques, Marie, Joseph, Julien and Eugenie Lizana.
Victoire Uranie Saucier, the fifth child and fourth daughter, was born February 3, 1793 and died March 23, 1870 at Bay Saint Louis, MS at the age of 77 years. She married Jean Baptiste Toulme, son of Jean Baptiste Toulme and Charlotte Gleises of France, in about 1820 at Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. He was born in 1790 in St. Domingue and died in 1860. They had seven children, Marie Adele, Azelie, Victorie, John Victor, Marie Virginia, Magdelein and Delphine Toulme. Victoire was the fifth born child of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Nicaise.
Lucille Saucier was the sixth child and fifth daughter born to Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Necaise. She was born December 29, 1795 and died in 1849. She married Bertrand Lassabe, born in 1790, and they had four known children, Justin, Victor, Alexandre and Antoine Lassabe. Their descendants still live in the Louisiana and Mississippi areas today.
Basalice Saucier was the seventh child and the sixth daughter born to Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Necaise on May 30, 1798. Basalice died on October 30, 1870. She was married at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans on February 11, 1817 to Jean Cassibry, a native of Syrma, Greece, and the son of Ionye Cassibry and Ana Fella. Jean was born in 1795 in Greece and died in New Orleans on November 9, 1833. Jean, a sea merchant, was captured and held prisoner in the West Indies by the Spanish Government from 1823 until his release in early 1833; believing him to be dead, Basalice, after Jean was officially declared dead, married a second time to Remi Lasabbe, who was born in 1784 and died on November 22, 1849. Basalice had two children with first husband Jean Cassibry, George born in 1718 and Jean Cassibry born on July 28, 1820 and nine children from her second marriage in about 1825 to Remi; Aimee, Victorie, Zoe, John Remy, Mary, Joseph, Ann, Adelaide and Elizabeth Lassabe. Her son Jean Cassibry was lost at sea and presumably drowned in his early twenties. He had followed in his father’s footsteps as a sea merchant. You can imagine the shock for Basalice when husband Jean Cassibry was released by the Spanish after being held ten years as a prisoner and returned home. Jean had been released by the Spanish due to his health and returned home ill and in poor health and died soon after returning home. Jean Cassibry would have been equally shocked after returning home to find his wife had remarried and that he had been legally declared as dead. This would have been a very emotional time for Jean, Basalice and Remi. The two Cassibry children were baptized at New Orleans’ Saint Louis Cathedral and the Lasabbe children at Mobile’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Lassabe family resided in Mobile.
Jacques Saucier, born on February 3, 1802 at Delisle, the ninth and next to the youngest of the ten children of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise. Jacques at age 27 married his 20 year old cousin, Adele Saucier in 1829 at Delisle, the daughter of Philippe Pierre Saucier and Ursule Grelot. She was born on October 7, 1809. Their parents did not want the cousins to marry and tried to stop it. They married against their families’ wishes, after obtaining special permission from the Catholic Church at New Orleans. They had a total of fourteen children, John Philippe, Jacques, Jean Joseph, Clementine, Mary Philicide, Nary, Edmond, Marie Louise, Celestine Saucier, Dumas, Bruno, Rosalie, and Marie Adelaide. Adele died November 11, 1878 and Jacques on November 15, 1877, both in Delisle, Mississippi. Adele, Jacques and their children were all baptized at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Pierre Saucier was born on July 6, 1804 at Mobile and died on July 12, 1864, was the tenth child of Philippe Saucier and Marie Louise Necaise. Pierre had legally changed his name in 1820, at age 16, according to a family spokesman. He, understandably, did not like the name given to him by his parents at birth. He was named and baptized at birth as Sexavando Decateaux Saucier. On January 24, 1840, in Harrison County, Mississippi, Pierre at age 36 married 23 year old Elizabeth Necaise, in a civil ceremony. Pierre built their home on the beach front in Pass Christian where their children were all born. After the Civil War Pierre's home was referred to as Union Quarters after it was confiscated by the Union for their headquarters. Elizabeth was the niece of Pierre’s mother Marie Louise Nicaise. They were later officially married in the Catholic Church on March 31, 1841 at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans after receiving a special dispensation from the Catholic Church for the two cousins to marry. They had six children, Jean J., Anatole Jacques, Pierre, Jr., Francis Napoleon, Evariste Marie, and Mattheu Saucier.
Jean Jacques Saucier was the first born child and first son of Pierre Saucier and Elizabeth Necaise. He was known in the family as John. John was born on June 7, 1840 in Delisle and died in 1877 at Pass Christian at age thirty-seven. On September 7, 1865, at age twenty-five years, he married Sarah Louise Carr in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Sarah was twenty-six years old at the time of their marriage and the daughter of Robert and Deborah Carr of Bay St. Louis. She was born in 1839 and died in 1880 at age forty-one. John Saucier joined company F of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry in 1861 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. In letters written home while serving in the Confederate Army to Sarah, not yet his wife, he refers to her as his cousin. During their marriage they raise six children in Pass Christian, Elizabeth Deborah, Minnie, Belle Nin, Charles Everett, Helen and Martha Ester Saucier.
Anatole Jacques Saucier, known as James in the family, was the second born child and second son of Pierre Saucier and Elizabeth Necaise. He was born in 1842 and died in Pass Christian, Mississippi on December 8, 1898 at fifty-six years of age. At age twenty-two he married his eighteen year old cousin Mary Catherine Walker. She was born in 1846 and died on November 17, 1925 at Pass Christian, Mississippi at age seventy-nine. Mary Catherine was widely known on the Gulf Coast as the heroine of Union Quarters during the reconstruction period after the Civil War. She was the daughter of Dudley Walker and Azelie Marie Toulme and a granddaughter of Victorie Saucier and Jean Baptiste Toulme of Bay St. Louis. Anatole and Mary Catherine were married on October 13, 1864 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis after receiving special permission from the Catholic Church for the two cousins to marry. They had ten children, Anatole Paul, James Edward, Mary Rebecca, Mary Louise, Sidney James, Henry George, Cecile Mary, Mary Florine, Joseph Benedict and Robert Joseph Saucier.
Anatole Paul Marie Saucier was the first born son of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker, and a grandson of Pierre Saucier and Elizabeth Necaise. He was born in Pass Christian on July 31, 1865 during the Civil War and occupation of the city by Union Forces. Anatole died in Pass Christian after an illness of five months at the age of seventy-nine on November 9, 1944. He married Margaret Courtney in 1891 in Pass Christian. She was born on December 16, 1872 and died at age eighty on November 17, 1953 in Pass Christian, Mississippi. At the time of Anatole's death he was an Alderman of Pass Christian's Ward Four and was a former Mayor of that city in 1912 – 1913. He was also a member of the Mississippi Seafood Commission, serving as the State Oyster Inspector as well as operating a business within the city. As Mayor, he and his family greeted President Woodrow Wilson at the Pass Christian train station when he arrived for a vacation on Christmas Day in 1912. The Biloxi newspaper gave the following account on the first meeting of Anatole Paul and the President: According to their account, it had rained for several days and water was still standing in the streets of Pass Christian. "Some rain you had, Mr. Mayor", remarked President Wilson. "Aw, we jes cleaned up the place for you, Mr. President", replied Mayor Saucier. Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker raised five children, Louis Lamar, James, Naomi, Talma Courtney and Catherine Saucier.
James Edward Saucier was the second born child of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. He was born in Pass Christian on January 23, 1867 and died a few weeks after his birth on February 13, 1867 at Pass Christian and is buried in the family cemetery.
Mary Rebecca Saucier was the first daughter and third child born to Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. Mary Rebecca was born on January 30, 1869 at Pass Christian and died there on September 19, 1951. She never married and lived in the family home along with her unmarried siblings.
Mary Louise Saucier was the second born daughter and fourth child of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. She was born in Pass Christian on July 19, 1870 and died in Gulfport on December 30, 1962 after being hospitalized for a few days due to an illness. Mary Louise, like seven of her other siblings was never married and lived with those unmarried siblings in the family home in Pass Christian. In 1960, Mary Louise Saucier, the spinster sister of Anatole Paul Saucier and Pierre’s granddaughter, while celebrating her 90th birthday at her Pass Christian home, told guests about the events at their home concerning the Union Army and the soldiers occupying their home. “Mother was in the parlor playing the piano when the Union soldiers, unannounced, walked into the house. Because the music was pretty, the soldiers gathered around to listen and became friendly. To quite her mothers’ fears, the Union Officer in charge asked her if she could play the popular song “Bonnie Blue Flag”, to which she replied “I certainly can”. Smiling the Officer guided my mother back to the piano and she played for the soldiers”. Louise still had fond memories of that day when her mother played the “Bonnie Blue Flag” for the soldiers in their home when she was a young girl. Mary Louise Saucier, who never married or had children of her own, passed away at the age of 92 years on December 30, 1962 after being in the hospital for a few days with many of her nieces and nephews at her bed side. They were the children she never had and loved each as if her own.
Sidney James Saucier was the fifth child born to Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. Sidney was born on February 25, 17872 at Pass Christian and died in Pass Christian on February 7, 1947. On April 25, 1900 he married Azoline Courtney in Harrison County. She was born on January 4, 1980 in Pass Christian and died in that city on January 16, 1957. Two children were born to Sidney and Azoline, Sidney James Saucier, Jr. and Clara Mae Saucier.
Henry George Saucier was born on February 5, 1874 and was the sixth child of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. He died in Pass Christian in around 1880.
Cecile Saucier was the seventh child of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. She was born in Pass Christian on March 4, 1877. No additional information, including her death date is known, it is presumed she died at a young age.
Mary Florence Saucier was the eight child of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. She was born in April of 1881 and died in Pass Christian on July 2, 1956. Like her other sisters she never married and lived in the family home in Pass Christian with her siblings until her death.
Joseph Benedict Saucier, the son of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker, was a native of Pass Christian, where he was born on September 11, 1882, he was the nineth of ten children. Although a comparatively young man, who, like most of his siblings had never married, he was one of the best known and most successful processors of can goods and sea foods in the South. For a number of years he filled the position of processor at the Pass Packing Company, after which he was with the McIllhenny Canners of Avery Island, Louisiana; then with Lopez and Dukate. He was "a young man of exceptionally high character and a devout Christian" according to the local newspaper who reported on his death in 1908. He died on July 28, 1908 at the age of twenty-five years at the residence of his mother in Pass Christian and buried in the family cemetery.
Pierre Saucier, Jr. was the third son and child of Pierre Saucier and Elizabeth Necaise and was born in July of 1843 at Delisle, Mississippi. He married Adelaide Dedeaux around 1865, who was born in February of 1847. Pierre Saucier, Jr. enlisted on 4 Sept 1861 at Pass Christian, Mississippi in the 3rd Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry, Company H, Army of Tennessee. He and Adelaide had one known son, Henry Velez Saucier, before his death.
Robert Joseph Saucier was born on January 30, 1885 at Pass Christian and died on April 8, 1969 in Pass Christian. He was the tenth child of Anatole Jacques Saucier and Mary Catherine Walker. His occupation during his life was that of a plumber in his home city. During much of his later life he resided in the old Nelson Hotel on East Beach Boulevard, just a few doors to the west of his grandfather's old home Union Quarters. Robert like many of his siblings never married and stayed single his entire life.
Francis Napoleon Saucier was the fourth son and child born to Pierre Saucier and Elizabeth Necaise. He was born in 1845 in Delisle. On December 27, 1866 he married Mary Louise Orr in Harrison County. She was born in 1849 in New Orleans, Louisiana and was the daughter of Benjamin and Helena Orr of New Orleans. Francis Napoleon, Mary Louise and their four children were living in New Orleans in 1880 according to the census of that year. Their death dates are unknown at this time. Francis Napoleon Saucier served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He enlisted on September 1, 1862 as a private in Company H of the 3rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry, which later became company F, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was taken prisoner by the Union forces on July 4, 1863 at Vicksburg. After his parole on July 14, 1863, he returned to duty with the Confederate company then stationed at Shieldsboro, Mississippi (now Bay St. Louis, Mississippi). Francis Napoleon and Mary Louise raised four known children, Lillie Lorena, Mary Anna, Joseph and Mable Saucier.
Evariste Marie Saucier, born April 9, 1851 at Delisle was the fifth child and fifth son of Pierre and Elizabeth Necaise. He died in San Antonio, Texas on February 11, 1903. On February 12, 1873 he married Missouri Virginia Bond who was born October 2, 1850 and died May 12, 1883 in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of Rankin Bond and Charity Dale. In 1873 after his marriage to his first wife, Missouri, Evariste Marie Saucier, like his father before him, officially changed his name to Meredith Everett Saucier and moved from Mississippi to Texas where he raised his family and made his home until his death. After Missouri's death, on September 26, 1884, he married his second wife Elizabeth Roussell in San Antonio, Texas. Elizabeth was born on April 16, 1860 in Texas and died August 15, 1919 in San Antonio. She was the daughter of Joseph Francisco Roussel and Rosalia Fortier. There were four children born to them before Missouri's death, Albert L., Ida Josephine, Sallie Elizabeth and Leon Steve Saucier. Five children were born in his second marriage to Elizabeth, Edward Joseph, Ferdinand Everest, Emil Peter, Aimee Elizabeth and Anatole James Saucier.
Matthew Saucier was the sixth and last child of Pierre Saucier and Elizabeth Necaise. He was born at Delisle on February 7, 1852 and died at the age of four years in 1865 at Delisle.