- See under his wife and daughter Angelique for the rationale behind his death date.
The site Amitiés Généalogiques Bordelaises lists Jean Avril as being married in 1772, and then for several “embarquements,” in 1773, 1782, and 1787. Marguerite Endatte is listed for an embarquements in 1774. They perhaps returned for the birth of children.
Domingino lists the following Avrils as non-proprietors:
Avril (no prename)
There are a number of Avril families in New Orleans. Here are two other possible relations:
—Paul Avril, b. in Bordeaux abt. 1784, d. 1843. Extensive probate documents exist for him because he died several thousands in debt, and because he had a minor child when he died. According to these documents, Paul was first married to Marie Othon, a free woman of color (note that his official NOLA death record says that he was never married). They had a daughter named Florine, a minor when he died, who m. Alfred Louis Saulny; and a son named Prosper, who married 1. Victorine Dussau and 1. Heloise Dorville.
Paul second married Mose Tourderu, also a free woman of color, and they had had a daughter named Marguerite who m. Louis Philogene. He perhaps had other children as well. All of this can be seen in the probate documents at familysearch.org.
—Blaize Avril, d. 1835 in New Orleans. He also left extensive probate documents visible at familysearch. He was a free man of color, born abt. 1785 in Saint-Domingue. He was married in the year before his death to Sanitte Joseph. The documents say "At the time of his decease, his mother Zamire Rondas was living in the island of St. Domingo" (image 2). The documents say that "Avril left an illegitimate mother, and no father" (image 12).
The only place I see Avrils living in Saint-Domingue is in Port-au-Prince, and if Blaize’s mother was not a slave, the birth would have been recorded there in the parish register. I don’t see it, though, in 1784 or 1785, [1, 2]