|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1838|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1919|
The husband of Elisa Lecomte.
Jacques Alphonse Prudhomme graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1860. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Company H, 3rd Regiment of the Louisiana Infantry until March 1862. After being wounded at the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern in Arkansas, he returned to Oakland Plantation, not to recuperate, but to organize the 2nd Louisiana Calvary regiment. He served as an officer until the Battle of Mansfield, where he was wounded for a second time in service.
The Natchitoches Enterprise.
February 20, 1919
Gen. J. Alphonse Prudhomme.
The death of General J. Alphonse Prudhomme which occurred Monday afternoon after a long period of illness, closed the momentous career of one of the most prominent and best loved men in Louisiana.
General Prudhomme was a leader among the planters of the parish, a most progressive and public spirited man, and his funeral which occurred from the Cathedral Tuesday afternoon, was one of the largest seen in Natchitoches, a large concourse of sorrowing friends, relatives and acquaintances from every walk of life, testifying to the love and esteem in which he was held.
The Veterans and Daughter of the Confederacy attended in a body and all due respect was tended him.
A full account of General Prudhomme's long and honorable life will be published next week.
[Natchitoches Mayor Kile died the following week so no tribute was published.]
From "Biographical and Historic Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana" The Southern Publishing Company, 1890. Pages 365-366.
JACQUES ALPHONSE PRUDHOMME.
In no part of Louisiana is agriculture in a more flourishing condition than in Natchitoches Parish, and here Mr. Prudhomme is a leading tiller of the soil, and a prominent and honored citizen. He resides on Oakland plantation, thirteen miles from the city of Natchitoches, which was owned by his father and grandfather before him, the latter having entered it from the Government. It has been his home since 1867, and is a desirably situated and valuable plantation. He, as well as his parents and grandparents on both sides, was born in Natchitoches Parish, LA., his birth occurring on the plantation on which he now resides, April 17, 1838, his father, Pierre Phanor Prudhomme, being also born on this plantation, June 24, 1807, the birth of his wife, Suzanne Lize Metoyer, occurring on the Metoyer plantation, which adjoins the Oakland plantation on the south, November 22, 1818. The paternal grandparents, P. Emmanuel and Catherine (Lambre) Prudhomme, were born in this parish, the former's birth occurring in 1762, he being a son and the third child of Jean Baptiste Prudhomme, who emigrated to the United States from France, and located in Natchitoches Parish, LA. The maternal grandparents were Benjamin and Aurore (Lambre) Metoyer. The parents of Jacques Alphonse Prudhomme were married December 21, 1835, and had a family of five children born to them, of whom he was the second, two sons and one daughter now living. The names of the five children are as follows: Catherine Adaline, Jacques Alphonse, Marie Emma, Therese Henriette and Pierre Emanuel. Catherine Adaline died at the age of forty-two, and Marie Emma when fourteen years of age. The mother of these children passed from life May 19, 1852. Their father served as a member of one of the State constitutional conventions, and for two terms was a member of the State Legislature. In 1830 he was captain of a company in the Eighteenth Regiment of the State Militia. He died October 12, 1865. The subject of this sketch spent his boyhood on the old home plantation, where he was born, and in April, 1853, entered the collegiate Commercial Institute of New Haven, Conn., which he attended until October, 1856, then returned home. In November of the same year, he entered the University of Virginia, at Charlottesville, which he attended two years, then entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he attended two years, graduating as a Bachelor of Science in June, 1860. He then returned home, and remained upon the plantation until the following October, when he became employed as a civil engineer upon the central stem of the Mississippi & Pacific Railroad, and was thus engaged until May, 1861. He then entered the Confederate service, in Company H., Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry, and served in that company in the battles of Oak Hill and Elkhorn, until March 7, 1862, upon which day in the latter battle he was wounded by a piece of shell, and shortly after was captured. Eight days later he effected his escape, and returned home. In July and August he assisted Col. W. W. Breazeale in organizing a battalion of five companies of cavalry, of which he was made adjutant. This battalion, with McWater's battalion, formed the Second Louisiana Regiment of Cavalry, and of it he was made adjutant September 21, 1862, continuing in that capacity and participating in several battles, until April, 1863, when he was severely wounded. He then returned home, but in the month of June, 1863, rejoined his command, and remained with it until July, 1864, participating in a number of engagements, among which was the battle of Mansfield. In July, 1864, he was relieved from duty, on account of his wounds, and was assigned to the position of enrolling officer of the parish of Natchitoches, continuing in this capacity until the end of the war, serving the cause he espoused faithfully until the close of the war. Mr. Prudhomme was married September 6, 1864, to Miss Marie Eliza LeComte, a native of Natchitoches Parish, a daughter of Ambrose and Julia (Buard) LeComte, who were also born in this parish.Mr. Prudhomme and his wife have eight children, as follows: P. Phanor, J. LeComte, Edward C., Marie Cora, Marie Atala, Marie Julia, Marie May and Marie Noelie. Mr. Prudhomme and his wife are consistent members of the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a staunch Democrat. In 1876 he was a candidate of his party for the office of representative, and received the full vote of the whites and a portion of the colored men. He is a member of one of the most prominent families in the State, and is broadminded, liberal and intelligent, one who has the utmost confidence and respect from all classes.
Pierre Phanor Prudhomme (1807 - 1865)
Suzanne Lise Metoyer Prudhomme (1818 - 1852)
Elisa Elizabeth Lecomte Prudhomme (1840 - 1923)
Pierre Phanor Prudhomme (1865 - 1948)*
Jules Lecomte Prudhomme (1867 - 1916)*
Edward Carrington Prudhomme (1869 - 1941)*
Marie Cora Prudhomme Lawton (1871 - 1952)*
Marie Atala Prudhomme Hill (1875 - 1958)*
Marie Atala Prudhomme Hill (1875 - 1958)*
Julia Eleonore Prudhomme (1878 - 1933)*
Marie Maie Prudhomme Hunter (1880 - 1964)*
Marie Noelie Prudhomme Cockfield (1883 - 1978)*
Adeline Catherine Prudhomme Breazeale (1836 - 1878)*
Jacques Alphonse Prudhomme (1838 - 1919)
Harriet Prudhomme Breazeale (1842 - 1922)*
Pierre Emanuel Prudhomme (1844 - 1934)*
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