Tenth Generation


574. Pierre DUCÔTÉ II was born on 4 September 1753 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1061 He was baptized on 9 September 1753 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1062 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. Pierre on 10 November 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA sold 5 arpents on the river with a house, outbuildings, silver/indigo for $600 to André Tessier.1063 Revolutionary War Military service: American Revolution - Pointe Coupee Militia. He appeared in the census in 1785 at Avoyelles Post in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. In 1795, "Pierre Ducote" was listed as an inhabitant of Avoyelles, Louisiana, who owns slaves and who contributed to the indemnity to those of the Pointe Coupee whose slaves were executed as a result of the conspiracy of the Negroes. This indemnity fund was established by Spanish Governor General Baron de Carondelet so that slaveholders could be reimbursed for slaves who were sentenced to death, killed in flight or sentenced to the public works. This fund was established in conjunction with new slave control regulations and restricted slave trade after Captain Guillaume Duparc, commandant of the Pointe Coupée Post,learned in April of 1795 of a plot by local slaves to force their masters into giving them their freedom. At that time, Duparc immed. sent out three patrols to arrest the slaves suspected of planning the revolt. Soon afterwards, several negroes and mulattos were arrested and jailed. In all, sixty three persons were implicated; fifteen were hanged and several others were sentenced to presidio duty or banished from the colony. The slaveholder tax of 1795 imposed a tax of six "escalins" (75 cents) per slave on slaveowners in the Louisiana colony. There was considerable opposition to this tax and many refused to pay. Pierre paid a tax of 6 piastres. He appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Pierre died . He was likely buried on 20 December 1836 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. I also have a portion of a succession for a 'Pierre Ducote' (documents dated 4 March 1837). Although there is no other identifying info on the document, every signature on the document is either a son or son-in-law of this Pierre Ducote. He had his estate in succession on 4 March 1837. Henriette Josèphe RABALAIS and Pierre DUCÔTÉ II560,842 were married on 16 February 1773 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1064 They1064 appeared in the census in 1820 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA (it appears that there is a female in the census old enough to be Henriette).

575. Henriette Josèphe RABALAIS was born on 19 August 1756 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1065 She was baptized on 25 August 1756 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1065

Children were:

i.

Henry Zenon DUCOTE was born 17 February 1786 and baptized 14 December 1786 at Saint Louis Church in New Orleans.2810,1,2963 Both he and his first cousin, Dominique Coco, were baptized in New Orleans on the same day.

ii.

Pierre DUCOTE III was born on 24 June 1774 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1066 He was baptized on 27 June 1774 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1066

iii.

Joseph DUCOTE was baptized on 8 January 1777 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1067 He appeared in the census in 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was buried on 6 November 1856 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1068

iv.

Hypolite DUCOTE was born on 30 July 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1067 He was baptized on 16 August 1778 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1067

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v.

Marie Eliza DUCÔTÉ.

vi.

Jean Pierre DUCOTE I was born on 24 August 1783 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 18 January 1784 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1067 He died .

vii.

Madelaine Sophie DUCOTE was born on 20 October 1789 in Louisiana, USA.1067 She was baptized on 7 January 1792 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1067

viii.

Celestin Augustin DUCOTE was born on 29 April 1792 in Louisiana, USA.1067 He was baptized on 19 January 1794 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1067 He died .

ix.

Celine (Marie) DUCOTE was born on 28 December 1794 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1069 She was baptized on 20 November 1796 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1069 She died after 12 September 1850 at the age of 55.

x.

Emelie DUCOTE was born on 19 April 1798 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1070 She was baptized on 30 August 1798 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1070

xi.

Vespasie (Vesparie, Aspasie, Especien) DUCOTE was born on 12 July 1800 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1071 She was baptized on 22 April 1801 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1071 She was buried on 22 December 1853 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1072