There is not a lot of information about Alexandre Robichaud. He was born around 1675. He seems to have lived a relatively peaceful life. He married Marie-Anne Mélançon in 1700 in Port-Royal in Acadie, new France. He had 5 daughters: Anne, Louise, Cécile, Marguerite and Marie-Josèphe, hence the fact that he has no Robichaud descendants.
What we know of him, on June 6, 1707, his house, barn and outbuilding were set on fire by Colonel John March’s troops during an attack on Fort Port-Royal.
John March was entrusted with the siege of Port-Royal. The siege was a failure, in part because of his indecision in command. Although outnumbered, the Massachusetts troops withdrew after a few unsuccessful attacks. At least one member of his force, Chaplain John Barnard, has called for a more vigorous offensive. Governor Daniel d’Auger de Subercase, with the able assistance of Bernard-Anselme d´Abbadie de Saint-Castin, was the commander of the French and Indian troops. It is probable that Alexandre, like the other inhabitants of Port-Royal, took refuge in the fort.
Francis Nicholson manages to take the city and the fort in October 1710 during the siege of Port-Royal and renames Port-Royal, Annapolis Royal.
On January 22, 1715, Alexander took the oath of allegiance to the King of England at Annapolis Royal.
He died on March 26, 1742, he was buried at Saint-Jean-Baptiste d´Annapolis Royal (Priest: C. De la Goudalie).
He will not have known the deportation of the Acadians.