Sunday, October 9, 2011

Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER- A Louisiana Patriot of the American Revolution

Placed by
The Natchitoches Chapter
Louisiana Society Sons of
the American Revolution

Placed by
The St Denis Chapter,
National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution

Many gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning,  Oct 8, 2011 in the American Cemetery, Natchitoches, La for a  Patriotic grave marking of a Louisiana Patriot of the American Revolution named,  CLaude Thomas Pierre METOYER.  The two host chapters that sponsored the ceremony were the Natchitoches Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution  (SAR)  and the St Denis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).   Both organizations placed their Patriotic markers on the Tomb of Patriot Metoyer.   Metoyer is the Progenitor of the Metoyer Family and many of his descendants were on hand to witness this honored ceremony.  Below are just a few pictures of that event.
Descendants of Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer
 Dignitaries and Other Guest

Compatriot Tony Vets  
The Natchitoches Chapter SAR

Demon Battalion ROTC,
 State University
Presenting Colors
Pledge of Allegiance

The Honorable
Mildred E. Methvin
5th Great Granddaughter of
Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER

Descendants and Guest

Presentation of a Wreath

Michael Nolden Henderson
Lieutenant Commander, USN Retired
Button Gwinnett Chapter
Georgia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution
Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER
of the American Revolution who served under command of
Spanish Colonial Governor General
Bernardo de Galvez
(L) Fr. John Cunningham,
Tony Vets, President Natchitoches Chapter SAR,
The Honorable Mildred E. Methvin,
LCDR Michael Henderson, VP Button Gwinnett Chapter, Georgia SAR
Dr. Colleen Lancaster, Regent St Denis Chapter DAR,
Compatriot Clifford Normand, La Society SAR Registrar,
Spanish Soldier, Charleen Kennedy, Regent, Les Repides Chapter DAR
Tony Vets, LCDR Michael Henderson, Clifford Normand

Elaine Phillips Webster (5th Great Granddaughter)
 Cousin Barbara Henderson, Frances Henderson
(Aunt and member of DAR),
Karen Phillips Alonzo and Kathleen Phillips Newbill
(5th Great Granddaughters)
Back Row Cousins Jacqueline Henderson and LCDR Michael Henderson
Parents of Elaine, Kathleen and Karen,
Donald Jr, Donovan and Damon
Donald Phillips Sr. and Lucille Metoyer

A tribute to my Aunt
Lucille METOYER 
1934 - 1995
4th Generation Great GrandDaughter
A Louisiana Patriot of the
American Revolution

Many Thanks to
Compatriot Tony Vets Sr.
 For Making this an
Outstanding Event

 Thanks to the Spanish Soldiers and Militiamen
who served under the Command of The
 Spanish Colonial Louisiana Governor General
Bernardo de Galvez
We will always remember
your contributions


  1. Very nice post. Love the photos. What a nice tribute to your aunt and her ancestors.

  2. Thanks Anita, Your support and presence there also meant a great deal to me. That was a wonderful photo you captured at the very moment of me rendering a salute to our Louisiana Patriot ancestor- Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer. I was honored to be there for this Patriot Grave Marking.

  3. Thank you Michael for posting pics and background of the ceremonies.

    Pierre Brooks-Metoyer
    8th grandson C.T.P. Metoyer-/M.T. Coin-coin

    come join us at Facebook group "Descendants of Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer and Marie Therese Coin-coin"

  4. I would love to know more.. is this blog still active? I'm 8th generation Granddaughter of Claude Thomas Metoyer.
    Liz Fontenot
    I will be the host of the 2015 Grand Family reunion in Los Angeles for the Dupre-Godeau-Lacour-Metoyer and Ray Families.

  5. Hello Liz, Indeed this blog is active. There is much more to be learned about Claude Thomas Metoyer. Did you know that his descendants who are successful with documenting their descent from him are eligible for both the National Society Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. You can contact me via my website

  6. My research has found I am a descendant of Marie Coin Coin and Pierre Metoyer as well. Can someone contact me?? I am in search of more knowledge.