490. Claude JUNEAU dit LA TULIPPE was born about 1706 Grémillion’s book entitled “Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana: Genealogical Studies of the Early Generations of 36 Families”.3152 This year of birth is supported by the fact that he was listed as 60 years of age on the 1766 Spanish Louisiana Census. On his 1755 marriage record to Marie Françoise Lemoine, he was identified as a native of Chambly although a baptismal record was not found there for him. There was a "La Tulipe" listed on the 1726 Census as a Habitant of Natchitoches. An engagé contract exists dated 6 June 1727 in which Jacques Campeau hired Claude Latulippe to make a voyage to Détroit. The contract was signed before the notary Raimbault fils. (Rapport de L'Archiviste de la Province de Québec pour 1929-1930 (N.p.: Rédempti Paradis; Imprimeur de sa Majesté le Roi, 1930), Page 263; ... also ... "Engagé Contracts to Détroit 5 April 1721 to 22 May 1731 Part 2"; Diane Wolford Sheppard, FCHSM;) He also lived in the Illinois territory before settling in Louisiana. He appeared as a witness at the marriage contract of Jean Baptiste Robert and Magdelaine Mercier (widow of René Roy) on 14 August 1745 in Fort de Chartres, Illinois, USA.1366 He appeared in the Spanish census in 1766 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. He is listed as age 60. Claude is likely the "Claude Jommeau" who took an Oath of Allegiance to Spain on 10 September 1769 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. The oath was ordered by Governor Don Alexander O'Reilly after Spain took control of Louisiana and he took office. He was one of the earliest settlers of Avoyelles. His youngest child was born there in June 1780. He on 24 October 1782 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA sold four slaves to Colin LaCour. Juneau had the verbal authorization of his wife to make the sale. Her name was listed as Francoise Normand. Claude was listed as a 'resident of the Avoyelles'.1367 Claude died on 10 November 1784 at the age of 78 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was buried on 11 November 1784 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1368,1369 Marie Françoise LEMOINE and Claude JUNEAU dit LA TULIPPE1370 were married on 9 September 1755 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.11,1054,1371
(Note: Although there is no evidence that Claude was married prior to his marriage to Marie Françoise Lemoine, he had two sons from a previous relationship. At least one of them was of mixed ancestry; his mother was likely indigenous. He went by the name Thomas Mitif dit La Tulippe. Mitif was likely a misspelling of the term "métis" which is someone of mixed ancestry who was considered to be a free person of color. Thomas moved to Pointe Coupée and married Catherine Desmarets on 22 May 1762. In their marriage contract signed the day before their wedding, Thomas identified his parents as 'Claude Jouinau dit La Tulippe and Marie Jeanne' and was identified as a natural child which indicates that his parents were not married. He was also identified as a native of Illinois. Thomas was buried on 18 March 1764 at Pointe Coupée - less than two years after his marriage to Catherine. She remarried in 1765 to Jean Baptiste Saucier. Claude's other son was named after him - Claude Juneau dit La Tulippe. It is unknown if he was also the son of Marie Jeanne or if Claude II was of mixed ancestry. On 31 March 1752, he was hired by Jean Baptiste Blondeau in Montréal to travel to Illinois as an engagé. Claude II was living at Saint-Sulpice when he signed the document and his father was named in the document. Little else is known about him.)
491. Marie Françoise LEMOINE was born on 4 September 1739 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1372,1373 She was baptized on 6 September 1739 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1373,1374 She appeared with her family in the Spanish census in 1766 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. On 10 June 1772 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, Marie and her husband, Claude Juneau dit LaTulippe, were named on a civil document regarding the retrocession of Negress Catherine by Simon LaCour to Claude and Marie Francoise for 1632 livres. The slave was purchased by LaCour from the succession of Guillaume Lemoine dit Normand.1375 She appeared in the census in 1785 at Avoyelles Post in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. She died after 30 August 1792. On that date, she was involved in a civil action against her son-in-law, Jacques Gaignard.