General Roll of Louisiana Troops 1720-1770
One of the early families to settle at the German
Coast of Louisiana was the PERILLOUX family. This family is French in origin,
the progenitor, Jacques, having come to Louisiana as a French soldier. He was a
native of the village of Soual in the Department of Tarn, France, and the son of
JEAN PERIOUX (the name was spelled various ways in the early documents) and
The date of his arrival in Louisiana is unknown, but on 1 June 1754 at his discharge from the military he chose to remain in Louisiana. He had married on 8 May 1753 at the Church of St. Charles des Allemands to ANNE BARBAY, the daughter of LOUIS BARBAY and MARGUERITE GOTOLAIS. Louis Barbay was also a French soldier who remained in Louisiana after his discharge. He petitioned the Governor for passage from France for his wife and children and they arrived in 1748. Anne Barbay arrived at this time with the rest of the family.
The records of the German Coast show that JACQUES PERILLOUX, on 6 March 1762, obtained title to a farm on the east bank of the Mississippi River in what is now the town of Laplace in St. John the Baptist Parish. He had previously lived in St. Charles Parish. The June 1766 Census of St. John Parish shows him as the owner of several farm animals. The 1770 Census shows that he produced corn and rice on his farm. Jacques Perilloux raised his family on this farm and spent his remaining years there. Jacques died in St. John Parish on 24 September 1771. Anne Barbay died 26 November 1817 and was buried in Edgard.