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Jacques Cantrelle

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: St Leger, Amiens, Picardie, France
Death: October 21, 1777 (80)
St James, LA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Claude Cantrelle and Marguerite Turpin dite Eurquin
Husband of Marie Marguerite Cantrelle
Father of Marie-Josèphe-Marguerite Cantrelle and Marie-Jeanne Cantrelle

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About Jacques Cantrelle

1777 census with Cantrelle at Cabanocey, St James, La. Jacques Cantrelle former Captain of the area age 80 Marguerite de Larmuzieaux, wife age 65 Michel Cantrelle son age 27 lieutenant Commander Jacques Cantrelle, son age 25 second lieutenant commander of area Marie Cantrelle, widow Verret age 44 husband a former commander Nicholas Verret above son age 26. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CANTRELLE, Jacques, planter, administrator. Born, Picardy, France, 1697; son of Claude Cantrelle and Marguerite Turpin Cantrelle. Arrived in Louisiana May 20, 1720, on Profond. Married (1) Marie Francienne Minquetz, killed in Natchez Indian massacre 1729; no children. Married (2) Marie Marguerite Larmurian. Children: Marie-Marguerite (b. 1733), Marianne (b. 1734), Marie-Jeanne (b. 1736), Jean-Baptiste (b. 1744), Jacques (b. 1746-died young), Michel Bernard (bapt. 1750), Jacques II (b. 1752). Settled at the Arkansas Post (on the Missisisppi, 1722), then at Fort Rosalie (Natchez). In 1740 was in New Orleans serving as notary, an employee of the Superior Council. In 1766, Cantrelle signed a petition with other businessmen to protect business interests in Louisiana at New Orleans but also was in the process of moving to Cabanocey. There he developed an indigo plantation and was commander of the post during French regime. Helped to settle the Acadians, received the first Spanish officials, originated a landed dynasty, built a church and presided over the post. Since Cantrelle gave part of his original land grant for use as a church site, he was laid to rest beneath the altar of the first church (St. Jacques de Cabahannocer or Cantrelle Church). Died, January 8, 1778; parish named for the saint whose name he bore. P.D.B. Sources: Estelle M. Fortier Cochran, The Fortier Family and Allied Families (1963); Lillian C. Bourgeois, Cabanocey: The History and Folklore of St. James Parish (1957); Donald J. Hebert, comp., Southwest Louisiana Records and South Louisiana Records.

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Settler of Colonial Days in LA

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Civic leader and benefactor of St James Church which was named in his honor

Fact 3 1720

Came to New Orleans from France on the "Le Profond"

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Planter of Cannes Brulees (burnt cane Brush) in Kenner

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Notary employee of Louisana Legislative Council

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17500's served as Warden of St. Louis Parish Church

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Granted 10 arpemt front concession of land on the Mississppi River

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Land grant named Cabahanoce

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Moved from NOLA to St James in 1769

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Owned several houses in the Vieux Carre

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Lieutenant of Militia in St James in 1775

Marriage 1 Marie Franciene MINQUETZ b: WFT Est. 1693-1712

Married: WFT Est. 1713-1727

Marriage 2 Madeleine CROIZET b: WFT Est. 1690-1713

Married: 16 APR 1730 in New Orleans, LA


Madeleine Manette CANTRELLE b: WFT Est. 1718-1747

Children with Marie Marguerite Larmusiau:

Marie CANTRELLE b: 1736 in La Rochelle, France

Jacques Cantrelle JR. b: 1752

Michael Bernard Cantelle SR. b: WFT Est. 1721-1778

Jeanne CANTRELLE b: WFT Est. 1718-1747

Marianne CANTRELLE b: WFT Est. 1718-1747

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Jacques Cantrelle's Timeline

January 11, 1697
St Leger, Amiens, Picardie, France
January 11, 1733
Age 36
Kenner, Jefferson, LA, USA
Age 38
New Orleans, LA, USA
October 21, 1777
Age 80
St James, LA, USA