Eleventh Generation


1090. Jacques DECOUX was born about 1691/2. Although it was originally reported that he was born in the Diocese of Namur, Belgium (France??), one of the two ship lists on which his name appears in 1720 states that he was born in "Varneton" which I believe is likely Warneton, Belgium in the Province of Hainaut. Jacques Decoux actually appears on two ship lists. First, he was listed on the 11 August 1720 ship roster of the ship "la Loire". The ship arrived at Old Biloxi on 9 November of that year. However, his name is also found on a list of "le Saint-André" under a section entitled 'Engagés at S-Malo'. This 2nd ship list on which his name appears is found on a list of all passengers to Louisiana between 4 January 1720 and 24 January 1721. Interestingly, his name does not appear on the individual ship list for "le Saint-André" which leads me to believe that he likely traveled via "la Loire". Lending credence to this belief is the fact that his future father-in-law, Albert DéCuir, also traveled aboard "la Loire". Decoux was identifed as a "Thonnelier" (likely a misspelling of 'tonnelier' which is a cooper). A cooper is a person trained to make wooden casks, barrels, vats, buckets, tubs, troughs and other staved containers from timber that was usually heated or steamed to make it pliable.1 Military service: Compagnie des Indes. He appeared in the census in 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA living with his wife, five children and a niece at the home of his father-in-law, Albert DéCuir. Jacques was buried on 24 June 1756 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2102 Anne-Catherine DÉCUIR and Jacques DECOUX were married before 1720.1907

1091. Anne-Catherine DÉCUIR was born about 1703 in Diocese of Namur, Belgium (France??).251,1907 She was not baptized in Macon like the other DeCuir children.1597 She appeared in the census in 1745 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA living with her husband, five children and a niece at the home of her father, Albert DeCuir.1257 Anne-Catherine was buried on 19 February 1773 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1908

Children were:

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i.

Marie Philippe DECOUX.

ii.

Jean Francois DECOUX was born on 1 December 1728 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103 He was baptized on 21 December 1728 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103

iii.

Jean Louis DECOUX was born about 1731 in Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 14 July 1731 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.

iv.

Joseph Vincent DECOUX was baptized on 22 January 1733 in New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana, USA.2104 He was buried on 16 October 1784 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2105

v.

Marie DECOUX was born on 24 March 1737 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103 She was baptized on 17 May 1737 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103 She died in Ste. Genevieve (St. Genevieve County), Missouri according to a document that was filed in Pointe Coupée by Pierre Couders on 10 September 1778.2106

vi.

Geneviève DECOUX was baptized on 27 October 1738 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103 She died on 19 December 1755 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA, and was buried there the following day.3211

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Marianne DECOUX was born on 27 February 1741 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103 She was baptized on 3 March 1741 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2103 She died about 1820/1 at the age of 80.

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Pierre DECOUX was born about October 1743 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. He was baptized on 27 October 1743 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2107 On 31 May 1779 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA a proceeding took place against Pierre DeCoux. The document outlining the proceeding contains a fascinating account of a soldier (Cristobal Alarcon) who, supposedly, seduced and prostituted a female slave (owned by DeCoux) in her cabin. When DeCoux discovered them, he manhandled Alarcon and allowed his slaves to beat Alarcon. The soldier had also been giving the slave (Manette) illegal liquor. When his testimony was taken about the incident, DeCoux was in prison (along with his overseer, Guillaume Tisserant). Both were released pending trial in New Orleans.2108 He was buried on 25 May 1790 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2105