Marie Victorine Fryoux, also spelled Fryou, Friou, Frioux, my husband's great-great grandmother, was born c. 1833 in Louisiana. Family researchers have listed her parents as Jean Baptiste Fryoux and Marceline Madeleine Prosper from Assumption Parish, Louisiana but I have not confirmed that information as of yet.
Victorine married Jules Adolphe Bourgoyne, the son of Jules Francois Bourgoyne and Cecile Adelaide Tullier, on 26 May 1851 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. I have been unable to locate the couple on the 1860 census.
By 1870, Victorine was shown as head of household, living in West Baton Rouge Parish with her children:
|1870 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, page 6|
This census record shows Victorine Bourgogne, age 33 with children Theodore, Anatol, Onesime, Daniel, Mames, and on the next page of the census another child, Maxmillian. Her husband, Jules Adolphe Bourgoyne, has not been found on the census. Was he deceased at that time?
|1880 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, ED 59, page 6|
Ten years later, in 1880, Victorine Bourgoyne, age 46, is found again as head of her household on the census. This record reflects that she was widowed, living with children Theo, Anatole, Danl, Jos, Mark and daughter-in-law, Virginia. Some records of family researchers indicate that Jules Adolphe Bourgoyne died in 1884, but it appears though he was deceased by 1870. This census record also brings another question to mind- Maxmillian Bourgoyne was listed as a 2 year old child with Victorine on the 1860 census, yet he is not shown on the 1870 census. Is "Mark Bourgoyne", the 11 year old on the 1870 census the same person as Maxmillian? Some family researchers have both Maxmillian and Mark listed, but I have been unable to find any further information on "Maxmillian Bourgoyne".
According to family records, Victorine passed away on 17 August 1895 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
In conclusion, the children of Jules Adolphe Bourgoyne and Marie Victorine Fryoux were:
Theodore Adolphe Bourgoyne, Joseph Anatole Bourgoyne, Onesime Bourgoyne, Daniel Bourgoyne, Joseph Mames Bourgoyne and Mark Bourgoyne. I plan to write more about them in later posts.