Marie (Laveau) Glapion

Marie (Laveau) Glapion (1801 - 1881)

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Marie "Voodoo Queen, Widow Paris" Glapion formerly Laveau aka Paris, Lavaux
Born in French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in St Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisianamap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in New Orleans, Louisiana, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2015
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Categories: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana | New Orleans, Louisiana | Louisiana Families | Louisiana Notables.

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Marie (Laveau) Glapion is Notable.

Parents: Charles Laveau and Marguerite Henry.

Marie Laveau married her first husband, Jacques Paris, in 1819. Her second husband, Christophe DuMeny Glapion, is buried with her in Saint Louis Cemetery Number One, along with her daughter Marie Philomene Glapion, her son Arcange Glapion, and her grandchildren Esmeralda Crocker and Joseph Eugene Crocker.


There are many articles and books written about Marie Laveau, however, there are few actual facts in the record. The mythologies and legends about her Voodoo practice are world renown and a part of United States history. The following are just a few of the dozens of biographies about this Voodoo Priestess/Queen.


  • A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau, Sep 23, 201; by Carolyn Morrow Long
  • Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau, Mar 11, 2004, by Martha Ward
  • 1850 United States Federal Census Detail: Year: 1850; Census Place: New Orleans Municipality 1 Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: M432_235; Page: 131B; Image: 268.
  • Tallant, Robert (1946). Voodoo in New Orleans (1984 reprint). New York: Macmillan Company - reprint Pelican Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88289-336-5
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949 Detail: Orleans Death Indices 1877-1895; Volume: 78; Page: 1113.

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The Family of the Widow Paris born Laveau
The Family of the Widow Paris born Laveau


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