Eleventh Generation


1614. Nicolas DE LA COUR I was born on 20 March 1701 in St. Jean des Champs (Manche) (Normandie Region), France.52 He was baptized on 21 March 1701 in St. Jean des Champs (Manche) (Normandie Region), France.1 He came to the New World via "la Loire" in 1720 as a worker for the St. Catherine Concession at Natchez from Lorient.1 Military service: Compagnie des Indes. Nicolas appeared in the census in 1726 in Natchez with his wife. At the time of the Natchez Massacre on 28 November 1729, Nicolas and his family were residents of Natchez. One child belonging to Nicolas and Perrine was killed during the massacre but the name of the child is unknown. Nicolas and his family are possibly the "La Cour" listed on the 1731 New Orleans Census. It shows that La Cour had a wife and 2 children with him as well as 2 male slaves and 1 female slave. The first document I've found in which they make their appearance in Pointe Coupée is dated 9 January 1737 in which Nicolas purchased two slaves from Antoine Malon. On 1 Dec and 2 Dec 1737, Nicolas and his wife, Perrine Brette, signed a legal document acknowledging their indebtedness to the Company of the Indies in the amount of 2245 livres which they promised to pay in three years. They were living in Pointe Coupee by this time.1792 He appeared in the census in 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA with his wife, six children and a ten-year-old nephew. The family owned fourteen slaves and cultivated 45 arpents of land (farmed corns, beans and tobacco). They had one horse, 30 cattle and 8 hogs. A document in the records of the French Superior Council dated 12 April 1747 showed that Nicolas and Perine sold their plantation at Pointe Coupee to Andre Rambin for a sum of sixty-one piastres. In a 29 March 1749 document of the Louisiana Superior Council, we find out that Nicolas filed suit against Jacques Landerneau after claiming that Landerneau physically assaulted him at the home of Pierre Baron while Nicolas was inquiring with LeDoux about the whereabouts of LeDoux's hired man. Apparently, Nicolas claimed that Landerneau also owed him six livres at which time Landerneau claimed that he had paid back three of the six livres in tobacco and would pay the remaining three livres upon his return from hunting. Witnesses came forward to describe what they saw and, not surprisingly, eyewitness accounts were not identical and the story appeared to grow with each new witness account. By the end of the witness testimony, it was unclear as to whom had thrown the first punch but Nicolas did not appear to be the innocent victim that he claimed. In the final report to the Procureur General on 31 March 1749, Trenaunay (Judge) stated that Nicolas Lacour had a habit for treating others badly and there were, at least, six or seven others that he had treated in such way in the past. Nicolas had obviously been subject to small fines in the past for this type of behavior but it had not restrained him. Trenaunay went on to say that Nicolas was full of pride and could not be punished by the purse and he believed that only severe punishment would be appropriate. Unfortunately, the final outcome of this case has not been found but it does provide insight into Nicolas' personality. Most of his land lay along Old River in the Raccourci area north of present Morganza (Louisiana). He became a prosperous planter and slaveholder. (Note: The Nicolas Lacour house still exists and is now located on Hwy. 414 in Pointe Coupee Parish.) He was buried on 27 December 1761 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. 842 Perrine BRET (BRETTE) and Nicolas DE LA COUR I52,251,1591 were married on 9 September 1726 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.1793

1615. Perrine BRET (BRETTE) was born on 10 October 1709 in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1,887,1794 She was baptized on 13 October 1709 in La Rochelle (Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes) (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1,887,1794 She came to the New World via/on "La Dauphine" in 1719. Perrine appeared in the census in 1726 in Natchez with her husband, Nicolas de la Cour. She appeared in the census in 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband, six children and one nephew. She was buried on 20 March 1761 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1795

Children were:

570

i.

Simon LACOUR.

ii.

Isabelle LACOUR was buried on 8 December 1752 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507

807

iii.

Perrine LACOUR.

iv.

Henry LACOUR was baptized on 1 January 1731 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was born about 1731 in Louisiana, USA. He was buried on 3 January 1740 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507

v.

Jacques LACOUR was born in 1733. He was buried on 11 November 1761.1507

vi.

Nicole Adrienne LACOUR was born on 12 December 1736 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1799 She was baptized on 8 September 1737 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1508 She was buried on 12 September 1741 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507

vii.

Jean Baptiste LACOUR was born on 24 March 1739 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 He was baptized on 19 April 1739 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 He took an Oath of Allegiance to Spain on 10 September 1769 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. Although Spain had taken control of Louisiana in 1766, the French administration was not removed immediately. The oath was ordered by Governor Don Alexander O'Reilly on 18 August 1769 - immediately after he took office. Jean was buried on 30 October 1790 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1800

412

viii.

Nicholas Colin LACOUR.

ix.

Jeanne LACOUR was born on 15 May 1742 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was baptized on 10 June 1742 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was buried on 11 September 1755 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507

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Marie Louise LACOUR was baptized on 11 October 1744 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was born about October 1744 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. She was buried on 24 October 1752 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1510

xi.

Marie LACOUR was born on 9 August 1746 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was baptized on 13 September 1746 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507

xii.

Anne LACOUR was born on 18 May 1749 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was baptized on 4 July 1749 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507

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Mariane LACOUR was born on 28 February 1751 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was baptized on 4 April 1751 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507 She was buried on 20 October 1757 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1507