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CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton (b. December 08, 1823, d. March 16, 1912)CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton (son of CHARLES Mouton and MARIE JULIE Latiolais) was born December 08, 1823 in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, and died March 16, 1912 in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.He married (1) HENRIETTE CELEMENE Dupre on December 12, 1848 in Opelousas, Louisiana, daughter of LASTIE Dupre and Marie Tonton Berard.He married (2) Emerenthe Olivier on August 08, 1867 in St. Martinville, Louisiana, daughter of Charles Maurice Olivier and Charlotte E. Berard.
Notes for CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton:
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (1856-1860), during the tenure of Governor Allen.
From the book "Louisiana", edited by Alcee Fortier, published by the Century Historical Association in 1914.:
"Lt. Governor Homer Mouton: Homer Mouton was involved in the city, parish, and area government as well as serving Louisiana as Lt. Governor.Homer Mouton was married to the granddaughter of Governor Jacques Dupre.Her father, Lastie Dupre, was one of the wealthiest men in St. Landry Parish during his day.Lt. Governor Mouton's home on Liberty Street was used as the residence of Governor Thomas O. Moore when Opelousas was the capitol of Confederate Louisiana from 1862-1863.The home was nicknamed the "Governor's Mansion", a title it bears to this date."
From notes from Sarah Ann Quattlebaum Genzer, description of a photo of Homere Mouton Law Office:
"Once the Jim Bowie Museum, this building was built by Lastie Dupre, wealthy St. Landry Parish landowner, for his son-in-law, Homere Mouton, in the mid-1800's.(Charles) Homere Mouton, the original owner, served as Lt. Governer of Louisiana from 1858-1860.(During the Civil War when Opelousas became the State Capital of Confederate Louisiana, Mouton's home on Liberty Street was usd as the Governor's Mansion.)The building, now owned by Bobby Dupre, is located in the Opelousas National Historic District.
The Jim Bowie Oak:Located next to the Homere Mouton Law Office, this historic registered oak isnamed in honor of the famous hero of the Battle of the Alamo who lived in Opelousas for part of his life."
From notes from Sarah Ann Quattlebaum Genzer, description of a photo of "Shady Oaks":
"Shady Oaks, located on Sterling Street and Mudd Ave. in Lafayette was built in 1848 by Charles Homere Mouton for his bride, Celemine Dupre.The architects were Paxton and Noillon.
After his death, the home was purchased by Joseph and Anna Suberbielle Burguieres.My Uncle Grover E. Mouton, son of Antoine Emile Mouton and Cora de Louiallier, married their daughter Odette Burguieres.Their sons were born there: Leufroy B. Mouton, on 7/25/1917, and Grover E. Mouton Jr., on 3/21/1919.
I remember visiting them, but the only thing I can recall is the great astonishment that I felt when I walked up the walk and entered the house without going up a stairway...you just walked straight into the entry hall into the living room!On the ground floor!It was quite a departure from the homes that I was accustomed to.It is a beautiful house."
Text by Shari Berens:
Homere Mouton married his first wife, Celemene Dupre in 1848, when he was 25 years old and she was 17.They had eight children together.When Homere became the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana in 1856, their children were the following ages, Charles, 7; Louise, 5; Marie, 3; ANTOINE, 2; and Andre, an infant less than one year old.During the four years he served as Lieutenant Governor, two more children were born; Orther, who would later become a District Judge for Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes, and Julien Jubertie, who would later serve as a Judge on the State Court of Appeals.Josephine was born 3 years after her father's term ended.When Josephine was just shy of her second birthday, her mother Celemene died at the age of 33 (in 1864).Homere married again three years later to Emerenthe Olivier, who was 25 years old at the time of her marriage (Homere was 44).Emerenthe gave him another eight children.Emerenthe lived to be 69 years old.Homere died in 1912, five months after Emerenthe passed.His living children at the time of his death were Louise, 60; Marie, 59; ANTOINE, 57; Andre, 56; Orther, 54; Julien, 51; Josephine, 49; Maurice, possibly 43 (date of death is unknown); Lucille (possibly called "Lucie"), possibly 40 (date of death is unknown); Philip (or Sebastien), 38; Jerome, 35; Frank, possibly 30 (date of death is unknown); Jeanne, possibly in 20's, date of birth and death unknown; and Marguerite, possibly in 20's,date of birth and death unknown.(Homere was preceded in death by two of his children, Charles, in 1878, and Homer, in 1903.Other children may have also died prior to Homere's death, but those have not yet been confirmed.)
Most family information from J. Franklin Mouton III comp. and ed., "THE MOUTONS, A GENEALOGY" (1978).
Check Lafayette "Advertiser", obituary, March 19, 1912.
More About CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Cemetery.
Education: Private Schools.
Elected 1: Abt. 1850, State Senator, Louisiana.
Elected 2: 1855, Lieutenant Governor, Louisiana.
Graduation: St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, LA.
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1864, Aide-de-camp to Gen. Alfred Mouton, his first cousin once removed, in Civil War.
Occupation 1: 1844, Attorney, admitted to the bar in 1844.
Occupation 2: Bet. 1844 - 1855, Attorney, practiced in Lafayette, LA, appointed district attorney for the parishes of Lafayette, St. Landry, Vermillion, & Calcasieu..
Occupation 3: Aft. 1855, District Judge, probably just prior to Civil War.
Occupation 4: Aft. 1865, Practiced law in New Orlenas, Lafayette, and St. Martin Parishes; elected district attorney for St. Martin and Iberia Parishes; resumed Lafayette law practice adn was attorney for police jury..
More About CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton and HENRIETTE CELEMENE Dupre:
Marriage: December 12, 1848, Opelousas, Louisiana.
More About CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton and Emerenthe Olivier:
Marriage: August 08, 1867, St. Martinville, Louisiana.
Children of CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton and HENRIETTE CELEMENE Dupre are:
- Charles Kassuth Mouton, b. October 27, 1849, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. August 09, 1878, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Louise Charlotte Mouton, b. August 02, 1851, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. 1938, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Marie Judith Mouton, b. January 27, 1853, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. 1933, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- +ANTOINE EMILE Mouton, b. April 24, 1854, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, d. January 20, 1916, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Andre Herron Mouton, b. January 27, 1856, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. November 10, 1948, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Orther Charles Mouton, b. October 05, 1858, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, d. November 20, 1937, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
- Julien Jubertie Mouton, b. August 07, 1860, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, d. December 01, 1962, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Josephine Eugenie Mouton, b. February 11, 1863, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, d. June 14, 1962, Lafayette, Louisiana.
Children of CHARLES ALEXANDRE HOMERE Mouton and Emerenthe Olivier are:
- Charles Maurice Mouton, b. September 23, 1868, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, d. date unknown.
- James Homer Mouton, b. January 13, 1870, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, d. November 15, 1903, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Marie Lucille "Lucie" Mouton, b. December 04, 1871, Lafayette, Louisiana, d. date unknown.
- Sebastien Philip Mouton, b. November 30, 1873, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. December 01, 1962, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Ernest Jerome Mouton, b. August 25, 1876, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. January 22, 1919, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Frank Thomas Mouton, b. November 14, 1881, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, d. date unknown, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Francoise Jeanne Mouton, b., Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. date unknown, Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Marie Marguerite Mouton, b., Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, d. date unknown.