Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Creole Governor Of Louisiana Found In My Family Tree


"I collect dead relatives and sometimes a live cousins"

In my last blog post,  I mentioned several individuals who were involved in the Louisiana Rebellion of 1768, of which one,  Joseph Antoine Villere accused of Treason and put to death.  Well, as it turns out,  Villere and his wife Marguerite de La Chaise  had a son named Jacques Phillipe Villere
Jacques Phillipe Villere
(1761 - 1830)
First Creole Governor 
of Louisiana
(1816 - 1820)

He was born on the Jefferson Parish plantation of his maternal grandfather Jacques de La Chaise, April 28, 1761; son of Joseph Antoine Villeré,  captain of militia of the German Coast, and Louise Marguerite de La Chaise. Married Jeanne Henriette de Fazende, August 18, 1784, at St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans. Children: René Gabriel, Adèle, Jules, Delphin, Céleste, Félix, Anatole, and Léocadie. Trained as a page in the court of Louis XVI and at age 18 commissioned an artillery officer in Saint-Domingue. The death of his mother impelled his return to Louisiana in the 1780s, where he married and settled as a landowner. It was on his plantation below New Orleans that the British established themselves in 1814 to begin the campaign of the Battle of New Orleans, in which Villeré served with distinction as a major general of the state militia. Political career: named to staff of Pierre Clément Laussat during the transition in 1803 from French to American control; delegate to 1812 state constitutional convention; governor of Louisiana, 1816-1820; administration noted for effort to provide bankruptcy for debtors, the designation of death by dueling a capital offense; and reduction of state debt; bid for reelection as governor failed in 1824. Died, March 7, 1830; interred St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans. 

Here is an interesting family connect as a result of linking Gilbert D'arensbourg, my 3rd generation great grandfather into the D'arensbourg family tree:

Marguerite de La Chaise,  Jacques Phillipe Villere's  mother is the Granddaughter of Karl Frederick D'arensbourg,  my 6th generation great grandfather.  Marguerite de la Chaise's mother was Marguerite Marie D'ARENSBOURG is the sister of Pierre Frederick D'arensbourg Sr. father of Pierre Frederick D'Arensbourg, Jr.  father of Gilbert D'Arensbourg,my 3rd generation great grandfather.  So here is how Jacques Phillipe Villere  is related to me too.
Karl Frederick D'arensbourg
1694 - 1777

Karl Fredrick D’ARENSBOURG            

  b. 1694
  d. 18 Nov 1777

& Catherine Marguerite  METZERINE                         
  d. 13 Dec 1776
| Pierre Fredrick DARENSBOURG
|   b. 1731, German Coast, La
|   d. 3 Aug 1788, St Charles Parish  La.
| & Elizabeth DUCLOS DE SELLE
|   b. Illinois
|   d. 22 Feb 1803, St Charles Parish  La.
|   m. 22 Feb 1762,  in Fort Chartres, Illinois.
| | Pierre DARENSBOURG
| |   b. 1766
| |   d. 15 Nov 1799, St Charles Parish  La.
| | & Felicite
| |   b. 1764
| |   Unmarried
| | | Gilbert D’ARENSBOURG*  (Michael 3rd Generation Great Grandfather)
| | |   b. 15 Oct 1799, St Charles Parish  La.
| | |   d. 2 Jan 1874, St Charles Parish, La
| | | & Celestine BUTLER
| | |   b. 1810
| | |   d. 1873, St. Charles Parish. La
| | |   m. 16 Sep 1834, St Charles Parish  La.
| | | Gilbert D’ARENSBOURG*
| | |   b. 15 Oct 1799, St Charles Parish  La.
| | |   d. 2 Jan 1874, St Charles Parish, La
| | | & Marie JOSEPH
| | | Manette DARENSBOURG
| | |   b. 1790, St Charles Parish  La.
| | | & CANNON
| | Charles DARENSBOURG
| | Marguerite DARENSBOURG
| | & Joseph DELHOMMER
| | Elizabeth DARENSBOURG
| | & Etienne De VAUGINE
| | Louise DARENSBOURG
| | & Charles PERRET
| | Contance DARENSBOURG
| Charles Fredrick DARENSBOURG
|   b. 1726, St Charles Parish, Louisiana.
|   d. abt 1819, St Charles Parish, Louisiana.
| & Francsoise De La VERGNE
|   m. 18 Jun 1766,  St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
| | Charles Frederick DARENSBOURG III
| | Louis Zenon DARENSBOURG
| | & Celeste PERRET
| |  Jean-Baptiste Gustave DARENSBOURG*
| |  Jean-Baptiste Gustave DARENSBOURG*
| | &  Mathilde PERET
| |   m. 7 Jan 1805,  St. James Parish, Louisiana
| | Hubert DARENSBOURG
| | & Pouponne PERRET
| Marguerite Marie D'ARENSBOURG
| & Jacque De la CHAISE
| | Auguste De la CHAISE
| | Marie De la CHAISE
| | & Francois CHAUVIN DE LERY
| | Louise Mignone De la CHAISE
| | &  Joseph Roy VILLERE
| | | Jacque Phillipe VILLERE
| | |   b. 28 Apr 1761
| | |   d. 7 Mar 1830
| | Pelagie Honorine De la CHAISE
| | & Michel Edmond FORSTALL
| | Marguerite De la CHAISE
| | & Nicholas CHAUVIN DE LERY FRENIERE
| | Charles De la CHAISE
| | Philippe De la CHAISE
| | & Catherine de MOULION
| | Charlotte De la CHAISE
| | & Charles LAGROUE DE LA TOURNELLE
| | Mlle De la CHAISE
| | & Marest De la TOUR
| Louise DARENSBOURG
| & Nicholas Joseph CHAUVIN BOISCLAIR DE LERY
| Pelagie DARENSBOURG
| & Pierre Marest De la TOUR
| Rosalie DARENSBOURG
| & Eugene de MACARTY



Now that I know where Jacques Phillips Villere (First Creole Governor of  Louisiana) is positioned on a branch of my Family's tree,  I am wondering what level of cousin he is to me.   Another interesting family mystery with  a new twist or should I say ancestral connection.




1 comment:

  1. the proper name is Karl Friedrich d'Arensbourg , the same with de la Chaise not De la.I just thought you would like to know by having the correct names, and not the morphed ones, is to find your European Ancestors with less difficulty

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