Henry Claiborne Thibodaux


Henry Claiborne Thibodaux

Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 11 Nov 1878 (aged 68)
Schriever, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Schriever, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
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Henry Hubert Claiborne Thibodaux
•Sex: M
•Birth: 14 SEP 1810 in Thibodaux,Lafourche Parish,Louisiana
•Event: Burial/Cremation St. Bridget's Cemetery-Schriever,Louisiana
•Death: 11 NOV 1878 in Schriever,Terrebonne Parish,Louisiana

Henry Claiborne was the first known male child born in Terrebonne Parish.The caskets and remains of Henry Claiborne Thibodaux and his wife Mathilde Toups Thibodaux were removed from what was left of Henry's fathers tomb and buried in an unmarked area in the back of St. Bridget's cemetery.No marker was placed for fear that they would again be disturbed by would be robbers looking for Jewels believed to have been in Henry's fathers tomb.The information on the removal of bodies from the tomb was obtained thru the newspaper articles in the Lafourche Parish Library.
Henry,his wife and daughter Amelie were listed as living in the home of his mother during the 1840 Census-
Henry Claiborne Thibodeaux,male,age 20-30, b. _/_/1811, s/o Henry Sch.& Brigitte Belanger.
Marie Mathilde Toups,female,age 20-30,Nov.13,1819 Lafourche d/o Terance & Marie Caroline Bourgeois.
Amelie Thibodeaux,female,age 0-5,b.July 5,1840 Lafourche, d/o Henry C.& Marie Mathilde Toups.

Henry and Mathilda lived in dwelling #43 for the 1850 Terrebonne Parish, La. Census. He worked as a farmer and owned 3500. of real estate property. He and Mathilda both can read and write. Living with them were five children: Amelie, age 10;Emile, age 8;Brigite,age 6;Beaty,age 4 and Bellenger,age 5 months.Also in residence were Dr. Henry Greenburg, age 32, a music teacher who would marry within the year and Emee Thibodaux,age 21 (Marie Emee Toups m. Francois Voltaire Thibodeaux) Emee is the d/o Terence Thibodaux and Caroline Bourgeois.They lived along Bayou Terrebonne.

*Marie Emee Toups d/o Terence Thibodaux and Caroline Bourgeois married Francois Voltaire Thibodeaux s/o Henri's brother Henry Michel THIBODEAUX and his wife Marie Rosalie HYMEL.

Father: Henry Schuyler Thibodaux b: 01 JAN 1769 in Albany,Albany County,New York
Mother: Brigitte Belanger b: 04 JUL 1775 in Pointe Coupee,Pointe Coupee Parish,Louisiana

Marriage 1 Marie Mathilde Toups b: 13 NOV 1819 in Thibodaux,Lafourche Parish,Louisiana
•Married: 23 AUG 1838 in St. Joseph Catholic Church-Thibodaux,Louisiana

Their death Dates differ by whoever puts them.
The dates on the headstone are about right.

I believe that the bodies of Henry Claiborne and his wife were reburied in 1878, hence the tombstone inscriptions.

Henry Claiborne must have died before his estate was listed for inventory in 1855.

Donald J. Hebert, South Louisiana Records, vol. 3, 1851-1860, p. 486.
Henry Claiborne [THIBODEAUX] died 11 Nov 1855, married to Matilde TOUPES. Children listed: Amelie; Emile; Brigitte; Batiz; Matilde; Claiborne. Petition for inventory dated 20 Nov 1855 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #319).

His wife Marie Mathilde TOUPS Thibodaux died in 1863:

South Louisiana Records, vol. 4, 1861-1870, p. 607.
Mathilde TOUPS died 9 Apr 1863, married to deceased Henry Claiborne THIBODAUX, who died Nov. 1855. Children listed: Amelie (married to F. A. KNOBLOCH); Henri Emile; M. Brigitte; Marie Matilde; Henry Cliaborne [sic]; Jessie Batey. Petition for inventory dated 21 Apr 1863 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #609.

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