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Laurent Dupre (bef. 1746 - 1783)

Laurent Dupre aka Dupré dit Terrebonne
Born before in Des Allemands, St. Charles, Louisiana, New Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 26 May 1772 (to Apr 1783) in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, New Spainmap
Descendants descendants
Died after age 37 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, New Spainmap
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Laurent Dupre was probably born in Des Allemands, Louisiana about 1745.[1][2]

He married Marie Josephe Fontenot[3] about 1772.[4]

Their known children:

  1. Pierre Laurent Dupre (1773)
  2. Jacques Louis Dupre (1775)
  3. Julie Dupre (c.1776)
  4. Eugenie Dupre (1777)
  5. Antoine Dupre (1780)

In 1777, they were counted on the census of the Opelousas Post with two sons and a daughter and two slaves.[5]

Laurent Dupre is listed in the Daughters of American Revolution Database for Patriotic Service with Spanish Governor Bernardo Galvez.[6]

Laurent died in April 1783,[3] in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. His succession was held on July 8, 1783 at the Opelousas Courthouse.[7][3]

Research Notes

Laurent was baptized 01/02/1746. This is likely not the birth date, but it's unlikely he was born as early as 1743, and he surely wasn't born in Montreal; the application does say that. The baptismal record says his parents were "residents of the Parish of Les Allemands," but he was baptized in New Orleans, where the church was.

The 1777 Census agrees with a birth year of about 1745. I have entered a reference to the baptism, and also to the Find A Grave, which says he was born in Opelousas; this is also unlikely, I think. - Sanders-9960 16:43, 30 December 2023 (UTC)


  1. Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records, Vol. 1, (New Orleans, LA: Archdiocese of New Orleans),, Laurent DUPRE p. 93;
    Baptism 2 Jan 1746.
  2. United States Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications for Laurent Dupre
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, compact disk #101 ("SWLR CD"), (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; reprints by Claitor's Publications);
    Burial, succession, names wife:
    • "DUPRE, Laurent dit Terrebonne m. Marie FONTENOT Larose; bur. April 1783. Succ. dated 8 July 1783 (LSAR: Opel.: 1783 - 281).
    • "FONTENOT, Marie m. Laurent DUPRE dit Terrebonne. In Succ. of Laurent DUPRE dated 8 July 1783. (LSAR: Opel.: 1783-281).
  4. Marriage date estimate based on birth of first known child.
  5. Winston De Ville, Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777: Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Posts, (Ville Platte, Louisiana, 1987) citing Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain; legajo 2358, folios 258 -300, Family 43
    - Laurent Dupres, age 32; 50 cattle, 3 horses, 6 hogs, 0 sheep
    - Marie Fontenaut, wife, 20
    - Laurent, son, 4
    - Louis, son, 2
    - Julie, daughter, 1
    - Slaves: 2
  6. Full citation needed to identify link, Enter Ancestor Number A035147 in the search field. DAR Research
  7. Calendar of Louisiana Colonial Documents: vol. II, St. Landry Parish, Winston De Ville, comp., (Louisiana State Archives and Records Commission, 1964, Hathi Trust digitized copy) p. 21;
    Opel:1783-281 July 8 Succession of Laurent Dupre Terrebonne. Spanish and French. (172 pages)

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