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Laurent Dupre (abt. 1743 - 1783)

Laurent Dupre aka Dupré
Born about in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 26 May 1772 (to Apr 1783) in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, New Spainmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 40 in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Laurent Dupre was born in 1743.[1]

Laurent Dupre dit Terrebonne was probably born about 1760.
He married Marie Josephe Fontenot, daughter of Joseph Fontenot and Marie Jeanne (Helene) Brignac, about 1772, their oldest son, Jacques, was born in 1773. [2]

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

Laurent died in April 1783,[2] in St. Landry Parish,Louisiana. His succession was held on July 8, 1783 at the Opelousas Courthouse.[3]


  1. Jacques. b. 1773.
  2. Laurent. b. c. 1773.
  3. Eugenie b. c. 1776.
  4. Antoine. b. 1780.

Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post [4], 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


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  1. United States Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications for Laurent Dupre
  2. 2.0 2.1 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "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)
  3. Title: Calendar of Louisiana Colonial Documents; vol. II, St. Landry Parish; Author: De Ville, Winston, comp.; Publication: 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)
  4. 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

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