Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour (Latour)

Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour (Latour)[1]

Male 1808 - 1870  (62 years)

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  • Name Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour (Latour) 
    Born 6 Apr 1808  Bergerac, Dordogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 13 Dec 1830  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Anecdote 1835  Ville Platte, St. Landry (Evangeline) Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 'Alexis Latour House' in Ville Platte was built 1835-7 and is on the National Register of Historic places.
    Census 1840  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1850  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1850  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Slave Schedules
    Census 1860  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1860  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Slave Schedules
    Died 15 May 1870  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Note 15 Sep 1870  Ville Platte, St. Landry (Evangeline) Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Public Sale: Estate of Alexis Latour/Vente Publique: Succession de Alexis Latour, décédé 
    Buried Le Vieux Cimetière, Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I79  LaZeut
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2018 

    Father Jean Grasset Latour,   b. Abt 1761, Bergerac, Dordogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1811, Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Marie Bertrand,   b. 30 Nov 1774, Bergerac, Dordogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1855, Bergerac, Dordogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Y  [14
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Doucet,   b. 31 Dec 1813, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1865, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1833  Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Children 
     1. Marie Cora Latour,   b. 24 Sep 1834, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alexis Adolphe Latour,   b. 31 Aug 1836, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Celestine Clara Latour,   b. 8 Oct 1838, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Lize Laure Latour,   b. 7 Feb 1841, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1906, Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +5. Émile Latour,   b. 9 May 1843, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1924, Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Marie Aurore Latour,   b. 30 Apr 1847, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1922, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +7. Augustin Omera (Homer) Latour,   b. 8 Oct 1849, Ville Platte, St. Landry (Evangeline) Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1886, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     8. Marie Ophelia Latour,   b. Abt 1852, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1833 - Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAnecdote - 1835 - Ville Platte, St. Landry (Evangeline) Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - Public Sale: Estate of Alexis Latour/Vente Publique: Succession de Alexis Latour, décédé - 15 Sep 1870 - Ville Platte, St. Landry (Evangeline) Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Le Vieux Cimetière, Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Grasset-Latour: Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour, Act de naissance, 1808
    Grasset-Latour: Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour, Act de naissance, 1808
    Photograph of 7 April 1808 civil birth record of Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour, born in Bergerac, France, on 6 April 1808.
    Grasset-Latour: Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour, Estate Sale Notice 1870
    Grasset-Latour: Étienne Alexis Grasset Latour, Estate Sale Notice 1870
    Notices in English and French of the Public Sale of the Estate of Alexis Latour held on 15 September 1870 in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Published in The Opelousas Journal.

    Headstones
    Gravemarker: Latour, Alexis (1807-1870)
    Gravemarker: Latour, Alexis (1807-1870)
    Ici Repose
    Alexis Latour
    d.c.d. [décédé] le 15, Mai 1870
    âgé de 63 ans
    Plot: Section 3, Part D

  • Sources 
    1. [S409] Étude généalogique : la famille Grasset-Latour, Researcher: Duhamel, Martine, (Duhamel, 15 rue port de graule, 24000 Périgueux, France, 1998), A.D. 24 : 5 E 36/12.

      Aujourd'hui septième avril mille huit cent huit, devant nous soussigné Jean VALETON BOISSIERE, officier public, maire de Bergerac, chef lieu de sous préfecture du 4 ème arrondissement du département de la Dordogne, dans la salle de la mairie, est comparu Jean GRASSET LATOUR, capitaine pensionné, habitant en cette commune, qui nous a présenté un enfant dont le sexe est masculin, auquel a été donné les prénoms de Étienne Alexis.

      A déclaré ledit GRASSET LATOUR que cet enfant naquit le jour d'hier à 9 heures du matin, qu'il est son fils légitime et de Marie BERTRAND, son épouse.

      Cette déclaration a été faite en présence de sieur Jean LESPINASSE, propriétaire agriculteur et de Gabriel CAILLOUX, employé à l'octroi de Bergerac, lesquels ont signé avec le père et nous, après en avoir entendu lecture du présent acte.
      _________________

      Today, the seventh of April one thousand eight hundred and eight, before us the undersigned Jean Valeton BOISSIERE, public officer, from the town hall of Bergerac, the administrative center of the prefecture of the 4th district of the department of Dordogne, in the room of the town hall, appeared Jean GRASSET LATOUR, captain pensioner, living in this town, who has presented us a child whose sex is male, and to whom has been given the first names of Étienne Alexis.

      Said Grasset Latour has declared that this child was born yesterday at 9 in the morning, that he is the legitimate son of himself and Mary Bertrand, his wife.

      This statement was made in the presence of Mr. Jean LESPINASSE, farm owner and of Gabriel CAILLOUX, employee under grant of Bergerac, who signed with the father and ourselves, after having heard read this act.

    2. [S2821] Bergerac: Naissances, 1808, (Archives départementales de la Dordogne. Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil), image 74.

    3. [S410] The "Foreign French": Nineteenth-Century French Immigration into Louisiana, Carl A. Brasseaux, compiler, (Lafayette, Louisiana: The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1990), v. 1. p. 323.

      Latour, Grace; age 21
      Occupation: Gunsmith
      Native of: France
      Ship: James & Isabella
      Port of Departure: Bordeaux
      Arrival: 13 Dec 1830
      Destination: New Orleans

      Latour: Age 28
      Sex: M
      Occupation: Not given
      Native of France
      Ship: Anne Louise
      Port/Dept.: Bordeaux
      Arrival: June 11, 1839
      Destination: New Orleans

      [Brasseaux's compilation for the 1820-1839 period contains two Latour's who could be related to the Bergerac Grasset Latour family. The second arrival (Latour, age 28) in 1839 doesn't tie in with either Étienne Alexis or Jean Homehara (sometimes know as Pierre or Grasset), both of whom were already established in Louisiana by 1830.

      The first arrival, Grace Latour, is close to the family name, and given the ~1809 birth date, could be Étienne Alexis, although the occupation of gunsmith better aligns with his older brother Jean Homehara.

      To date, no definitive record has surfaced to document the immigration of either brother.]

    4. [S1104] U.S. Census, 1840, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.), National Archives mircropublication M704, roll 128.

      Head of Family: Alexis S. Latour

      Free white persons (including head of family)
      1 male, under age 5
      1 male 30 and under age 40
      1 female under age 5
      1 female 20 and under 30

      Slaves
      1 female 10 and under 24

      Total 5

      [The "S" in Alexis S. Latour might stand for "Stephen," anglicizing "Étienne."

      The official enumeration day for the 1840 census was 1 June 1840. On that date, Alexis Latour's son Alexis Adolphe would have been 3, Alexis himself 33, his daughter Celestine 1, and his wife Catherine 25. Their first daughter Marie Cora would have been 5 on enumeration day. So it is possible she had died, or didn't get counted.]

    5. [S411] U.S. Census, 1850, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.), National Archives micropublication M432, roll 240, sheet 37B, line 34.

      Dwelling House #747
      Family #846

      Alexis Latour, 42, male, Store Keeper, value of real estate $1500, born in France
      Catherine, 37, female, Louisiana
      Laure, 10, female, Louisiana, attended school within the year
      Emile, 8, female, Louisiana, attended school within the year
      Aurore, 4, female, Louisiana

      Family #847

      Omera Latour, 21, male, Louisiana

      ["Omeara" Latour is likely Alexis' 18-year old nephew Homère, the son of Pierre Grasset Latour. If so he was also enumerated with his parents in 1850, with a correct age of 18.]

    6. [S1101] U.S. Census, 1850 - Slave Schedules, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.), National Archives micropublication M432.

      Name of Slave Owner: Alexis Latour

      1 slave, age 40, male, black
      1 slave, age 30, female, black
      1 slave, age 15, female, black

    7. [S43] U.S. Census, 1860, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.), National Archives micropublication M653, roll 424, sheets 908-909.

      Dwelling #1332
      Family #1332

      Alexis Latour, 62, male, white, merchant, value of real estate: $3500, value of personal estate $17350, born in France
      Catherine Doucet, 47, female, white, born in St. Landry Parish, cannot read or write
      Emile Latour, 17, male, white, clark, St. Landry
      Horore Latour, 13, female, white, St. Landry, attended school within the year
      Homer Latour, 11, male, white. St. Landry, attended schoold within the year
      Ophelia Latour, 8, female, white, St. Landry

      Emile Sossier, 21 male, white, laborour, St. Landry

    8. [S1102] U.S. Census, 1860 - Slave Schedules, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.), National Archives micropublication M653.

      Name of Slave Owner: Alexis Latour

      1 slave, age 32, male, black
      1 slave, age 21, male, black
      1 slave, age 10 male, black
      1 slave, age 4, male, black
      1 slave, age 50, female, black
      1 slave, age 20, female, black
      1 slave, age 17, female, black
      1 slave, age 16, feamle, black
      1 slave, age 14, female, black
      1 slave, age 11, female, black
      1 slave, age 5/12, male, black
      1 slave, age 2, male, black

    9. [S209] Cemetery Marker. Le Vieux Cimetière, Ville Plate, Louisiana.

      gravemarker: "d.c.d. 15 mai 1870 age de 63 ans"

    10. [S16] Southwest Louisiana Records, CD (1750-1900), Rev. Donald J. Hébert, compiler, (Rayne, Louisiana: Hébert Publications, 2001).

      LATOUR, A. d. 16 May 1870 at age 65 yrs. (VP Ch.: v. 1, p. 10)

    11. [S1100] U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration: Washington, D.C. ), 1965 Latour Alexi Tax Assessment.

      Census Year: 1870
      Census Location: Ville Platte, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

      Alexis Latour, male, white, widowed, born in France about 1807, died in May 1870 at the age of 63 of apoplexy.

    12. [S2378] Succession: Latour, Alexis, (Opelousas Journal. Opelousas, Louisiana, 17 August 1870, p. 3: accessed 9 April 2016).

    13. [S44] Le Vieux Cimetière: The Old Ville Platte Cemetery: 1852-1990, Romona A. Smith and Kathleen M. Stagg, compilers, (Ville Platte, Louisiana: self-published, 1991).

    14. [S409] Étude généalogique : la famille Grasset-Latour, Researcher: Duhamel, Martine, (Duhamel, 15 rue port de graule, 24000 Périgueux, France, 1998), A.D. 24 et mairie de La Rochelle.

      Recherche de l'acte de mariage de Jean GRASSET LATOUR et de Marie BERTRAND

      Aucun acte de mariage les concernant n'a été retrouvé en DORDOGNE de 1793 à 1797 (Marie Généreuse naît en l'an 5 = 1797) ni dans le canton de BERGERAC, ni dans le canton de LA FORCE, ni dans celui de SIGOULES.

      Des recherches menées par la mairie de La Rochelle n'ont pas révélé d'union GRASSET LATOUR / BERTRAND en l'an 4 à LA ROCHELLE.

      L'union a pu avoir lieu avant l'an 4 à LA ROCHELLE ou dans une autre ville, étant donné que Jean GRASSET LATOUR était militaire
      _____________

      Search for the marriage of Jean Grasset Latour and Marie Bertrand

      No marriage certificate concerning them was found in the Dordogne archives from 1793 to 1797 (Marie Généreuse was born in year 5 = 1797) nor in the township of Bergerac, nor in the township of La Force nor in that of Sigoules.

      Research conducted by the city of La Rochelle revealed no marriage of Grasset Latour/Bertrand in year 4 [of the Repubican Calender] in La Rochelle.

      The marriage could take place before the year 4 in La Rochelle or in another city, because Jean Grasset Latour was a soldier.

    15. [S16] Southwest Louisiana Records, CD (1750-1900), Rev. Donald J. Hébert, compiler, (Rayne, Louisiana: Hébert Publications, 2001).

      DOUCET, Catherine 27 yrs. old (Augustin & Lisee VIGE) m. 24 Oct. 1833 Alexis LATOUR, 25 yrs. old (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.47)

      LATOUR, Alexis of de Berjerac, France, 25 yrs. old (Jean Grasset & Marie BERTRAND) m. 24 Oct. 1833 Catherine DOUCET, 27 yrs. old (Opel. Ch.: v. 2, p. 47)


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