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Abbeville Meridional Archive 

  • Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 18772023

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Abbeville, the seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, was founded in 1843 by the French Capuchin missionary Antoine Désiré Mégret. The town’s population was initially of predominantly French extraction, with a small component of Italian and German Catholics. In the 1880s, Midwestern farmers were attracted to the region by its developing rice and cattle industries and other agricultural opportunities.

Archive Info

  • 245,580
  • Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 18772023

Paper History

  • The Meridional

Source Information

Abbeville Meridional, 1907–2023 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: April 8, 2024

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Frances Beasley Obit Madisonville, LA 2022

Frances Beasley Obit Madisonville, LA 2022

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Madeline Melancon Birth Abbeville 2014

Madeline Melancon Birth Abbeville 2014

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Adrienne Ruth Motty Birth Abbeville, LA 1978

Adrienne Ruth Motty Birth Abbeville, LA 1978

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Henry Motty Birth Abbeville 1957

Henry Motty Birth Abbeville 1957

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Melancon wins Jewelry Design 1995

Melancon wins Jewelry Design 1995

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Ruth Ann Miller Obit Abbeville 2005

Ruth Ann Miller Obit Abbeville 2005

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Archive Info

  • 245,580
  • Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 18772023

Paper History

  • The Meridional

Source Information

Abbeville Meridional, 1907–2023 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: April 8, 2024