Jacques Chauvet was born circa 1754 at St Germain, Poitou, France.  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.He purchased Hector a black slave age about 50 on 31 Jan. 1816 for $400. The seller was Adrian Michel Lambert Dumatrait. He appeared on the census of 1820 at St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. He and Charlotte Chauvet lived on 18 Aug. 1830 at St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.
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.
He died on 2 Aug. 1851 at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. His succession was dated 7 Aub. 1851 in St. Martin Parish.
↑ 1820 U S Census; Census Place: St Martin, Louisiana; Page: 164; NARA Roll: M33_31; Image: 159.
↑ 5.05.1Southwest 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)
↑ 6.06.1 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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jacques by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jacques: