Louis Lefleur, II

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About Louis Lefleur, II

Operating out of Natchez, Louis began trading with the Choctaw Nation around 1780. About 1790, he married Nancy and Rebecca Cravat, the wards of Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation, a group that allowed plural marriages at the time. Nancy and Rebecca were the daughters of John Cravat and a woman of the Chocchuma tribe. Cravat had given the two girls to Pushmataha, their uncle, before returning to trade among the Chickasaw.

After his marriage, Louis Leflore moved up the Pearl River, establishing a trading post at LeFleurs Bluff. His son, Greenwood Leflore, who would later become the last Chief of the Choctaw Nation, was born there on June 2, 1800.

Louis Leflore's legacy includes the founding of the settlement known as LeFleur's Bluff that would later be known as Jackson, Mississippi, the town of French Camp on the Natchez Trace, and the community of Rankin in Holmes County. Also, Louis Leflore is credited, along with Durant, Mississippi's namesake, Louis Durant, with introducing cattle raising to Attala and Holmes Counties.

Source:

Cushman, Horatio Bardwell, History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, Headlight Printing House, 1899, Oiginal copy from Harvard University Library, digitized August 15, 2006. Accessed on April 18, 2009.

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Louis Lefleur, II's Timeline

1762
June 28, 1762
Monieux, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
1790
1790
Age 27
United States
1791
1791
Age 28
Lefleur's Bluffs, Choctaw Nation, Mississippi, United States
1792
1792
Age 29
LeFluer's Bluffs, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation, Mississippi, United States
1792
Age 29
Pearl River, Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States
1793
1793
Age 30
1795
1795
Age 32
1796
1796
Age 33
1797
1797
Age 34
1800
June 3, 1800
Age 37
LeFleur's Bluffs, Mississippi, United States