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Natchitoches Creoles and Colonials

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  • Jean-Baptiste Bossier dit Le Brun (1676 - 1745)
    Jean Baptiste Bossier dit Le Brun (1676-1745),was a native of Casselsagrat, Tarn-et-Garon, France. He was already in his forties when he joined Bernard La Harp's expedition in 1718 to explore concessio...
  • Joseph-Marie Armant (c.1729 - 1815)
  • Césaire deBlanc deNeuville (1720 - 1763)
    Cesaire de Blanc de Neuveville (2nd commander of Ft. St. Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches) married his 2nd wife Marie des Douleurs (Dolores) de St. Denis on 6/9/1750 Cesaire de Blanc and Marie Douleurs d...
  • Jean Madere (1720 - 1758)
    Notes from Introduction to Abstracts by Elizabeth Shown Mills: The Natchitoches church records were entered in French, Spanish and Latin according to the ethnicity of the priest. The registers were som...
  • George Guillaume Bergeron (1713 - 1762)
    Guillaume dit Saintonge, son of Nicolas Bergeron and Jeanne Vigere, was a French soldier from the village of Jennai, parish of St.-Sulpice, in the Saintonge region of France, hence his dit. Judging fro...

Settlers of the Natchitoches Post in French Louisiana

Established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana, the community was named after the indigenous Natchitoches people. Early settlers were French Catholic immigrants and creoles (originally meaning those ethnic French born in the colony). French creoles acquired lands that were developed in the antebellum years as cotton-producing Magnolia Plantation and Oakland Plantation.