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Gen Jean Baptiste Caradeux
Birth: 1741, Haiti
Death: May 25, 1810
Berkeley County
South Carolina, USA

General and Commander in Chief of the Island of San Domingo. Caradeuc was a Frenchman of an ancient and noble family. Although he was born in San Domingo, now Haiti, he was educated in the finer schools of France. He was descended from the likes of Raoul de Caradeuc, Siegneur de la Bellangerie and probably the most famous De Caradeux de la Chalotais, generally known in history as La Chalotais. He was appointed the commander in chief of the Royal forces, as well as Governor General of the Island of San Domingo. Caradeuc was known to entertain in lavish style, including claiming the finest entertainment available. It is recorded in history that one the most popular form of entertainment was to place an apple on the head of a slave and have a guest try to shoot it off. His aristocratic government would soon begin to crumble as the slave uprising began in 1791. The Royal forces soon realized their defense of the island was futile. Caradeuc realized that he needed to prepare to leave. He began shipping his belongings to Charleston, South Carolina and by 1792 left the island of San Domingo to start a new life in America. He brought with him 26 slaves and bought a plantation in Berkeley County, South Carolina. He remained relatively obscure in his new country as he begin his planting pursuits and would live out a comfortable life in the low country of South Carolina. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Children:
  John Baptist Ursule Laurent Caradeux (1786 - 1820)*
  Louisa Agatha Caradeux (1787 - 1802)*
  Achilles Caradeux (1789 - 1804)*
 
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Burial:
Saint Thomas Cemetery
Berkeley County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 07, 2008
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- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Aug. 23, 2012
Rest in Peace, Jean Baptiste.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 29, 2012
I light a candle for Gen Jean Baptiste Caradeux ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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