|Georgiana LEGAUX and Charles Gratin MATHIEU|
1876 - 1915 1873 - 1939
The information cousin Leonor shared with me from her line diagram showed the names of not only my grandmother and father (Nellie MATHIEU and Thomas PHILLIPS) but my great grandparents- Charles Gratin MATHIEU and Georgiana LEGAUX. This too was exciting because Leonor also held in her collection of old photos, a picture of my Great GrandParents. Seeing my interes in wanting to learn more about the other generation beyond my Grandparents, she give me the copy of their picture. This picture of Charles confirmed another pencil drawing of him that was the only other one that I had in my collection.
Charles Gratin MATHIEU, was the son of Francois MATHIEU and Rosette Philomene D'ARENSBOURG born in the year of 1873. He was first discovered on the Louisiana Census record in the year of 1880 at the age of 7years, along with his other syblings Etienne Alcese age 12 (1867- ?), Joseph Victor age 8 (1871-?), Marie Victoria age 8- (1871-?) (Twins). The family was located in 1st ward, St john the Baptist Parish of Louisiana. the entire family were listed as Mulattos.
In the year of 1895 June 26, we saw where Charles Gratin MATHIEU married Georgiana LEGAUX in the Parish of St John the Baptist. This information was listed on their Marriage papers.
Charles wife Georgiana Legaux died November 22, 1915 and Charles Gratin MATHIEU died May 10, 1939.
With these pictures, I can now see back to three generations beyond. Now I wish to know even more about the lives of these ancestors who have given me such a rich Creole heritage.