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"Ray Murphy LaCour of Lafayette, Louisiana"

Updated December 10, 2000

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I have done extensive family research on Louis Ambroise LaCour, who was one of the French 500 of Gallipolis, Ohio, and later married Charlotte Lafitte of Point Coupee Parish. The deepest reseach that I have delved in his parents:
From French translation: Louis Ambroise was born from the marriage of Simon Pierre Lacour, son of Pierre, and Marie Lapierre, daughter of Marie Nicole Francoise Antheaume, daughter of Georges and Marie Cocher. Their marriage was celebrated on 20 October 1760 in Luzarche, France,(north of Paris). The children born were:
Marie Francoise 1762
Genevieve 1763
Jean Pierre 1765
Therese Adelaide 1767
Dennis Victor 1770

I traced his voyage to Amboy, VA, and on to Gallipolis, Ohio, and sometimes after 1810, he transplanted at Point Coupee, La.
I found his marriage certificate(French) to Charlotte Lafitte in 1814, and the birth of their first child, CHARLOTTE MARIE LACOUR, who married Louis Downing Glasscock.

A census report 1830 denotes LOUIS AMBROISE LACOUR, a resident of Rapides Parish, engaged in agriculture, with his wife, one daughter and a baby boy. LOUIS was born in 1819, baptized at the Immaculate Conception Church in Rapides Parish. I have detailed information after his appearance in Vermilion Parish as a young man educated in French and English, who produced a brilliant career in politics and grade school instructor.

I am deeply interested in finding information about LOUIS AMBROISE'S death and burial place in Rapides or perhaps Avoyelles Parish after 1830. Family tales say that CHARLOTTE Lafitte was killed in a storm in Alexandria sometimes after 1840's or so.

Can any relatives or interested parties help me on this?

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