Jacques Dupré

Jacques Dupré (1773 - 1846)

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Jacques Dupré
Born in New Orleans, Louisianamap
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Husband of — married 19 May 1792 in Opelousasmap
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Died in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
7th Governor
Armand Beauvais
Jacques Dupré
8th Governor
of Louisiana
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Succeeded by
9th Governor
Andre B. Roman


Jacques Dupre, son of Pierre Laurent dit Terbonne Dupre and Marie Jeanne Fontenot[1] was born on February 12, 1773.

He marrried Theotiste Roy, daughter of Joseph Roy and Manette Bordelon, on 19 May 1792, the marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Louisiana Governor. During the War of 1812, he served as a Major in the 16th Regiment of the Louisiana Militia and was at the Battle of New Orleans. After the war, he was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, (1816-24) and a member of the Louisiana State Senate, in 1829. In 1830, when Governor Derbigny died he was appointed as a Jeffersonian Republican, the 8th Governor of Louisiana, serving until 1831. While in office, the merchant's insurance company was authorized, the state's first railroad was launched, the seat of government was moved back to New Orleans and a bayou development company and a canal expansion company were both incorporated. After his term, he returned to the Louisiana State Senate and served until his death at age 73.


  1. Cyprien b. 1801.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "DUPRE, Jacques (dec. Pierre Laurent dit Terbonne & Marie Josephe FONTENAU) m. contract dated: 17 May 1792 Theotiste ROI (LSAR: Opel.: 1792).
    • "ROY, Theotiste (Joseph & Anne BORDELON of PC parish) marriage contract: 17 May 1792 Jacques DUPRE (LSAR: Opel.: 1792)
    • "DUPRE, Jacques (Laurent & Marie Josephe FONTENOT) m. 19 May 1792 Theotiste ROY - of Pointe Coupee (Joseph & Manette BORDELON) Wits: Joseph ROY, D.S. LEMELLE, J. MOREAU, Isac LEMELLE. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.40).
  2. DUPRE, Cyprien (Jacques & Theotiste ROY - residents of this post) b. 18 Nov. 1801, bt. 2 May 1802 Pats: Laurent DUPRE & Marie Josephe FONTENAUT; Mats: Joseph ROY & Anne BORDELON; Spons: Joseph LATIOLAIS & Marie NEZAT. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.281)

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