Eighth Generation


190. Jean Pierre NORMAND II was born on 18 December 1774 in (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA.1240,2774 He was baptized on 22 December 1774 in Edgard (St. John the Baptist Parish), Louisiana, USA. Edgard, Louisiana was the site of the Second German Coast.1241,2774 In about 1788, Jean Pierre Normand moved with his parents and siblings to Avoyelles Parish. Jean Pierre's father established the Port of Jean Normand on the Red River and this port provided income for the family for many years. Jean Pierre worked with his father managing the port and it it likely that he was the one who inherited the business in later years as his father became ill. (This property was sold in 1822.) He appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with his second wife, Marguerite Marcotte. The couple had married in about 1804. However, little is known about Jean Pierre Normand between the time of his first married to Irene Marie Joffrion and the 1810 Census because, according to "The Normand Family ... Volume II", his name was, essentially, absent from records in Avoyelles. It was not until 1812 that he purchased his first slave and he did not purchase property until 1816. It does appear, however, that he served in the War of 1812 as a Private in the 8th Regiment of the Louisiana Militia although little is known about the specifics of his service.1242 In 1816, Jean Pierre and Marguerite Marcotte purchased a 340-arpent plantation from Joseph Joffrion. It was located in the Southwestern Land District, T2N/R4E, Section 59). The 340-arpent concession had been part of an original Spanish land grant to William InRufty in 1797. Jean Pierre would live on this property for the rest of his life. Some time after the sale of the Red River property (and the Port of Jean Normand) in 1822, it appears that Jean Pierre became involved in a number of civil disputes with his wife, children and neighbors. This would culminate in a legal separation from his second wife, Marguerite Marcotte, on 9 April 1842 but disputes continued until his 1844 death. 1243 Jean died about 25 March 1844 at the age of 69 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1244 After the death of Jean Pierre, his succession was tumultuous as Marguerite Marcotte, representing her children's interests, challenged acts of sale that had taken place from Jean Pierre to two of his sons. The fight continued for many years leaving the family torn and bruised.1244 Marguerite MARCOTTE and Jean Pierre NORMAND II251 were married about 1804 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. It is unknown whether or not Jean Pierre's seemingly disagreeable nature contributed to the breakup of his marriage to Marguerite Marcotte but they were separated (divorced) on 9 April 1842 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. On that date, a Judge presided over the couple's separation agreement.1245

[Note: Jean Pierre's 1st marriage was to Irene Marie Joffrion.]

191. Marguerite MARCOTTE was born about 1787 in Louisiana, USA.251 She appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with her husband, Jean Pierre Normand, and two children. She appeared in the census in 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Their family home was located in Marksville on North Main Street just south of the present-day Acton Road intersection. This was the site of the terminus of the mule powered tramway which brought freight from Red River steamboats after the Civil War. Marguerite was buried on 6 September 1866 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.977

Children were:

i.

Jean Pierre NORMAND III was born in 1805 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1246 He was baptized on 15 November 1806 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1246 He was buried on 1 April 1868 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1247

ii.

Augustin NORMAND was born on 17 October 1809 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1248 He was baptized on 19 November 1809 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1248 He appears to have died in March 1847 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana based on tutorship documents.

iii.

Scholastic NORMAND was born on 9 May 1811 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1249 She was baptized on 23 July 1811 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1249

iv.

Joseph Pierre NORMAND was born in October 1812 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1250 He was baptized on 9 November 1812 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1250 He was buried on 9 January 1860 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1251

v.

Francoise NORMAND was born on 8 May 1814 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1252 She was baptized on 3 October 1814 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1252

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vi.

Marguerite NORMAND.

vii.

Joseph Titus NORMAND was born on 14 October 1817 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1253 He was baptized on 7 December 1817 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1253 He died in 1890 at the age of 73.1254 Joseph was buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Moncla (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1254

viii.

Aurelien P. NORMAND was born on 26 November 1819 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1255 He was baptized on 11 June 1820 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1255

ix.

Marie Louise NORMAND was born on 3 May 1823 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1256 She was baptized on 14 January 1824 at Home of Pierre Normand in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1256 She died before 4 October 1848 at the age of 25 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.

x.

Lucien Pierre NORMAND was born on 28 January 1825 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 13 February 1825 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.

xi.

Oliver Pierre NORMAND was born on 13 May 1828 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 8 August 1828 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.

xii.

Lucille NORMAND was born on 13 June 1830 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. She was baptized on 12 August 1830 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.