Thanks, Janice. I am in not in Haiti -- I'm in Florida. I will definitely follow-up on your suggestion to check the website for possible help.
My family connection is through a Francois (Francisco) Boudet who at some point was in Cuba in the 1740s or so and had a son Pedro Jacinto Boudet of Santiago de Cuba. I think it was probably Noel Francois Boudet who might be the Cuba connection. He was an older son of the merchant, Pierre Boudet, was a merchant and ship owner in Rochefort/La Rochelle, France involved in trade with New World colonies.
I found the website of Dr. Oliver Gliech who has a lot of information and files on landowners and early settlers in what was then Saint Domingue, now Haiti. It was through him that I obtained the info on Francois Victor Boudet who died in 1761. His parents were the merchant Pierre Boudet and Genevieve Montesson who lived in Rochefort.
Apparently Francois's brother, Pierre, followed in their father's footsteps. However, there are tantalizing pieces that he (the younger Pierre) lost a fortune in Saint Domingue in 1761 and later regained it while working for the Compagnie Française des Indes (could Francois Victor have committed suicide as a result? Or could his death have been one of the factors that led to downfall of his brother Pierre's fortune?)
According to Dr. Gliech there were other Boudets there as early settlers, but I don't know if they are related or how they might be. These include a Louis Boudet, born in 1771, who was an heir in Nantes, parish of St. Nicolas (whose father was Jean Boudet, a nobleman, married to Dame Angelique Picard. Their other sons were Jean, Guiliaume and Marc.
There was also a Francois Phillippe Boudet de Saint-Andre who had a cotton and indigo plantation --the property was called Boudet freres
There was a Jean Antoine Boudet.
There was also a Pierre Boudet de Toutine who had a coffee plantation.
One of the big landowners was Antoine Boudet around 1789 and his nephews and niece who were heirs.
I have no idea if any of these are related, but hopefully they will lead to more info! It seems there were quite a few Boudet clans in France, many with similar first names, so it is maddening to try to sort through!
Thanks again for your suggestion!