Augustin Colomb Broussard and Josephine Elodie
at Home on Lake Peigneur, Vermilion
Augustin Colomb Broussard was the son of
Augustin Aurelien Broussard and Marie Coralie
Broussard and Josephine Elodie Marie LeBlanc was the daughter of Simon "Simonette"
LeBlanc and Celeste Dupre
Augustin Colomb Broussard is holding the
baby Rene who later became a hardware dealer
in Gueydan, Kaplan and married Mercedes Marie
Shaw. The woman to Augustin's left is Emethilde Broussard who married Odra Emmanuel Segura. This picture
belong to Ruth Zulma Broussard the
of Rene Broussard and Mercedes Mercedes Marie Shaw.
Augustin Broussard and his wife Josephine
Elodie LeBlanc lived on the Vermilion side
of Lake Peigneur, across fro Jefferson Island
Salt Mine. They referred to the lake as "Lake
Simonette" after Elodie's father, Simonette
LeBlanc. Elodie's mother was Celeste Dupre
who was born in Lafourche Parish.
Augustin's father, grandfather and
grandfather were all Augustin Broussards.
The great grandfather Augustin, son
Brossard and Madeline LeBlanc, migrated
Louisiana from Canada as and orphan,
an uncle Desire Leblanc, the son Rene
and Elisabeth Melanson. Desire was
brother of Madeline LeBlanc.
Augustin Colomb Broussard and Elodie
had nine children. Their family consisted of Nicolas married Amanda Theriot, Elias Gabriel married
Palmyre LeBlanc, Emethilde married Odra Emmanuel Segura, Rosa died
young, Alice married Paul Leopold Gary,
Marie married Jules Oliver LeBlanc
Marie married John Berwick Shaw, Zuleme
married Edward Primeaux, and Rene married
Mercedes Marie Shaw. Augustin was a
and stock raiser. When he was young
his head on a tree trunk when thrown
a horse; he never fully recovered and
at the young age of 53 years.