Vidrine Family in LA
Jean Baptiste Lapaise and Elizabeth de Védrines had six children:
Marie-Jeanne Vidrine married Jean-Baptiste Richaume Soileau
Jean Baptiste Pierre Vidrine married Marie-Josephe Brignac
Agnès Vidrine married (1) Joseph-Barthélomé Rozat and
(2) Jean Voualier Ponsony
Perrine Vidrine married Charles Belaire Fontenot
Marie-Anne Vidrine (died in infancy)
Etienne Vidrine, dit Lapaise married Victoire Soileau
Eugénie Vidrine (died in infancy)
All with the name of Vidrine in America today descend from the two sons of Jean-Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines:
Jean Baptiste Pierre Vidrine and Etienne Vidrine, dit Lapaise
Once Jean-Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines died in 1788 at the Opelousas Post (Washington, LA), his two sons remained living there for about eight years. The oldest son, Jean Baptiste Pierre Vidrine homesteaded land to the west in the Prairie known as the Quartier dit Baton Rouge (which would later be named Ville Platte) some time before 1796, although he retained his land at the Opelousas Post. In October of 1803, he sold his land at the Opelousas Post and filed a land claim at the Quartier dit Baton Rouge in February of 1806. His brother Etienne Vidrine soon followed after him, settling on land in September of 1796 next to his brother at the Quartier dit Baton Rouge, which he bought from his father in law, Noel Soileau. He filed a land claim in June of 1807. This move of both sons established the new base of the Vidrine Family and their children in that area.
This is an 1829 survey map of the Ville Platte area superimposed over a contemporary map, showing where the original land grants for Pierre and Etienne Vidrine were located.
Children of Jean Baptiste Vidrine & Marie-Joseph Brignac:
Lisandre Jean Baptiste Vidrine
Jean-Baptiste Vidrine dit Doisite
Children of Etienne Vidrine dit Lapaise & Victoire Soileau:
The more difficult part:
Tracing the descendants of the girls!
Soileau, Rozas, Fontenot, Guillory, Gaudeau, Dardeau, Garand, LaFleur, Brignac, Ortego, Reed, Pitre, and many others!