Twelfth Generation


2286. Zacharie DRAPEAU was baptized on 19 September 1678 in Québec (Nôtre Dame) (Québec Province), Canada.1,2099 He was at Mobile by 28 July 1707 at which time he served as godfather to an Indian slave belonging to Mr. Bareau (Surgeon-Major). Zacharie Drapeau is considered to be one of the original settlers of Mobile. He appeared in the census of Fort Louis in 1711 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA. Zacharie was living on an unnamed street on the west side. He appeared in the census on 28 June 1721 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.1 Zacharie appeared in the census in 1726 in Louisiana, USA taken of all general inhabitants of Louisiana. He was living with his wife and four children. A year later, however, he appeared in the census in 1727 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA with his wife and 3 children. It appears that one of his children had died in the one year since the previous census. There is a "Drapeau" listed on a 1731 Census of the "Inhabitants along the River Mississippi". Living with Zacharie and his wife are two children, 1 worker and 2 negro slaves. His wife, Marie Anne Prou, remarried on 20 June 1735 indicating that Zacharie was deceased by this time. Marie Anne PROU (PREAU, PRAUX) and Zacharie DRAPEAU were married in 1716 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.

2287. Marie Anne PROU (PREAU, PRAUX) was born in 1697 in Saintes (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1696 She appeared in the census in 1726 in Louisiana, USA that was taken of all general inhabitants of Louisiana. She was living with her husband and four children. She died on 27 July 1751 at the age of 54 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.2080

[Note: Marie Anne's 2nd marriage was to Guillaume Bousquera(t) on 20 June 1735 at Mobile. The couple had signed a marriage contract there the same day. ]

Children were:

i.

Antoine DRAPEAU was born on 14 March 1717 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.1683 He was baptized on 14 March 1717 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.1683

ii.

Anne DRAPEAU was born in March 1719 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA. She was baptized in March 1719 in Mobile (Mobile County), Alabama, USA.1683

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iii.

Marie Jeanne DRAPEAU.

iv.

Marie Anne DRAPEAU was baptized on 2 June 1730 at St. Louis Church/Catheral in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.2100,2101 She was born about 1730 in (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.