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Jacques Chauvet (abt. 1754 - 1851)

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Jacques Chauvet
Born about in St Germain, Poitou, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 May 2013
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Categories: Louisiana First Families | French Immigrants to Louisiana | St. Martinville, Louisiana | Louisiana Families.

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Jacques Chauvet was born circa 1754 at St Germain, Poitou, France. [1] He was living in Louisiana before 1815 when he purchased Charlotte a black slave age about 35 and her child Delphine age 2 on 1 March 1815 for $1,100. The seller was Jean Berard Sr.[2]He purchased Hector a black slave age about 50 on 31 Jan. 1816 for $400. The seller was Adrian Michel Lambert Dumatrait.[3] He appeared on the census of 1820 at St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.[4] He and Charlotte Chauvet lived on 18 Aug. 1830 at St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.[5]

He and Charlotte were probably not married, but they did live together and had a number of children.

He appeared on the census of 27 Nov. 1850 at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.[6]

He died on 2 Aug. 1851 at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. His succession was dated 7 Aub. 1851 in St. Martin Parish.[5]


27 Nov. 1850

St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

  • Jacques Chauvette 95 b. France.
  • Anne Chamause 24 merchant b. France.
  • Evelina Lemelle 20 f. b. LA.
  • Francoise Charvette 25 f. b. LA.[6]


  1. Christophe Landry-Hogan. Descendants de Jacques Chauvet & Charlotte. Copyright 2003.
  2. Louisiana, Slave Records, 1719-1820.
  3. Louisiana, Slave Records, 1719-1820. Hector.
  4. 1820 U S Census; Census Place: St Martin, Louisiana; Page: 164; NARA Roll: M33_31; Image: 159.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "Charlotte - negresse affranchie by *Mr. CHAUVET*; died 18 August 1830 at the home of Mr. CHAUVET in this town of St. Martin at age about 53 years; buried 19 August 1830 in the parish cemetery. Fr. Marcel BORELLA (SM Ch.: v.4, #2069)
    • "CHAUVET, Jacques d. 2 Aug. 1851 at age 95 yrs. (SM Ch.: v. 5, p. 204)
    • "CHAUVET, Jacques Succ. dated 7 Aug. 1851 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. # 1298
    • "CHAUVET, Jacques Includes last will. Succ. dated 28 May 1832 (SM Ct. Hse.: Succ. #693)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Year: 1850; Census Place: St Martinsville, St Martin, Louisiana; Roll: M432_240; Page: 196B; Image: 401. 1850 US Census. Jacques Chauvette.


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