Royer, Jean Aurelin

Pvt., Co. G.


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Jean Aurelin Royer

Pvt., Co. G.


~ Military Record ~

Royer, J., Corpl. Co. G, 10th Battn. La. Inf. Roll July 22, 1862, to &emdash; (only Roll on file), En. July 19, 1862, Camp Pratt, for the War.

Royer, Aurelin, Pvt., Co. G., 18th La. Inf. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1863 (only Roll on which borne), En. Jan 28, 1863, Camp Pratt, La Remarks: Present. Conscript. Joined Co. Feb. 2, 1863, from Camp Pratt.

~ Biography ~

Jean Aurelin Royer was born about 1844, probably Acadia Parish, La. He died in 1904; burial May 2, 1904 in old St. Joseph's Church Cemetery, Rayne, LA. His funeral notice, in French, mentions his age as 60.

His first marriage was to Marie Oliva Mendoza, June 26, 1867, Church Point, La. Their children were Felician; Joseph Aurelien b. Jan. 10, 1867; Marie Mathilda, b. Oct. 29, 1871; Joseph Adam, b. Nov. 16, 1873; Marguerite Amelina, b. Mar. 19, 1879; Ellen Olivia, b. July 30, 1881; Ann Blanche Felicia, b. Oct. 12, 1883.

He married his second wife, Marie Adele Bouillon, July 11, 1893 in Rayne, Acadia Parish, La. Their children were: Flavie; Emetilde, b. Aug. 31, 1894; Don Louis, b. Jan. 28, 1896 (named after Adele's father Don Louis Bouillon, who served in the Confederate army); Pierre Sidney, b. July 25, 1899; Moise, b. April 23, 1901; Joseph, b. Jan. 17, 1903. Jean's wife received a CSA pension after his death till 1938. The last check issued was in the name of Mrs. Adel Royer Simon in the amount of $60.

1870 Census Details (Two Entries)

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St.Martin Parish
Bayou Chene 1W
LA 1870 Federal Census LA010185077

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Lafayette Parish

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Soldiers Application for Pension

I, John or Jean Royer, a native of Louisiana and now a citizen of Louisiana, resident at Morse I the Parish of Acadia in said State of Louisiana, and who was a soldier, sailor or marine as the case may be) from the State of Louisiana in the Confederate States army(or navy as the case may be) in the war between the United States and the Confederate States,do hereby apply for the aid under Act 125 of the General Assemble of the State of Louisiana of 1898; and I do solemnly swear that I served the Confederate States honorably from the day of my enlistment until the close of the civil war, (or until discharged or paroled as the case may be) as shown by my answers below, and that I remained true to the Confederate cause until the surrender, and that I am now in indigent circumstances, and unable to earn a livelihood by my own labor or skill, and that I am not salaried or otherwise provided for by the State of Louisiana or by any other State or government, and am entitled to receive the benefits of said Act No. 125 of 1898, as further shown by my answers to the questions below, which I swear to be true and correct:

1. When were you born? 1840

2. Where were you born? Parish Lafayette

3. When did you enlist in the Confederate service? About 1 year after
war began

4. Where did you enlist? At Iberia

5. In what command? Battalion Valsin Fournet

6. Give the letter of your Company? Co. G

7. Give the number of your regiment? Don't know but was
transferred to 18th Regiment

8. Give branch of service, Artillery, Infantry Cavalry or Navy: If in
navy, give name or names of vessels you served in, or in what
capacity? Infantry

9. Give the names of the regimental and company officers under
whom you enlisted, and under whom you were serving at the date of
your discharge or parole? Col. Uslain Fournet, Capt Crawford, at
discharge I was joined 18th Regiment at Alexandria but under
same command

10. Were you wounded? No

11. What was the precise nature of your wound or wounds, if any?

12. If you have lost a limb or an eye, state when, where and how? No

13. Were you discharged from the army by reason of wound,
wounds, or from the effects of service? Effects of service.

14. If discharged or paroled from the army, where were you, and
what did you do until the close of the war? Was discharged at

15. What was the name of the surgeon who attended you when
discharged? None

16. Where were you at the surrender? At Natchitoches

17. If a prisoner, in what camp, and where were you released, and
to where sent? No

18. Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States
Government at any time during the war? No

19. If so, when, where and under what circumstances? Blank

20. How long have you been a resident of the State of Louisiana next
preceding the date of this application? Where have you resided during
that period? Always in La.

21. Are you married, or have you been married? Married

22. Is so, what is the size of your family? 10

23. What are the respective ages of your wife and children? 1st wife
died at 45 (4 children)
45 - 43 - 41 - 39, 2nd wife 40 years, 21 - 19
-17 - 15 - 13 - 10

24. How many children have you, and how many of each sex? 10 - 3
boys & 7 girls

25. Are you engaged in any business? If so, what do you earn?
Farmer - about $100 per year

26. Have you any estate in your own right, real or personal, and
what is its value? 30 acres, 1/2 prairie & bal. Wood, no personal
property valued at $500.00

27. Has your wife any estate in her own right, real or personal, and
what is its value? No

28. How have you derived support for yourself and family if you
have one, for the five years? Working in field

29. What prevents you from earning a living now? Age. Worn out

30. Do you use intoxicants to any extent? No

31. Have you an attorney to look after this application? No, physician

32. Give his name, address, and the compensation agreed between
you? J. J. Fraucy, Esterwood, La

33. Give the name of two or more of your comrades with their
postoffice addresses? Lizza Leger Royer, Onezime Royer, Morse,

34. Give your postoffice address and that of the two witnesses?

With my hand on this 6th day of May, 1911, Jean (his X mark) Royer, Applicant.

Note: There are a lot of discrepancies in the record from that information that I have on them from more reliable sources, but considering that they were both illiterate, it is not surprising.

We at the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment (Volunteers) offer our sincerest "Thank You" for the information presented on behalf of his Great grandfather, the late Jean Aurelin Royer, Pvt., Co. G.

Information reprinted with permission from:
Mr. Jerry Royer, Great grandson to the late
Jean Aurelin Royer, Pvt., Co. G., 10th Louisiana Battalion
and 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment.

The information presented was obtained through the
Southwest Louisiana Church and Civil Records
published by Rev. Donald J. Hebert
as well as the Application for Pension Benefits to the
State of Louisiana on behalf of Jean Aurelin Royer

Should you be interested in contacting Mr. Jerry Royer,
and sharing additional information regarding the Royer Family
you may do so at the following e-mail address.
Jerry Royer


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