Francois Coulon “Chevalier” De Villiers

Francois Coulon “Chevalier” De Villiers

Birth
Vercheres, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 22 May 1794 (aged 81–82)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 114449398 · View Source
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COULON DE VILLIERS, François, chevalier de Villiers, French officer and early settler of Louisiana. Born, Verchères, Canada, 1712; son of Nicolas Antoine Coulon de Villiers, originally of Nantes, France, and Angélique Jarret, of Verchères, near Montreal, Canada. Married (1) Elizabeth Groston de Saint Ange de Bellerive in Illinois country, before 1740. Married (2) Madeleine Marin de la Marque. Married (3) Marie-Geneviève Enould de Livaudais de Fontenette of New Orleans (marriage contract, June 28, 1762). Children: Isabelle (b. 1740), married François de Volsey); Joachime (b. 1746), married François Picote de Belestre); Joseph (b. 1747); Louis (b. 1751); Jean Marc; Charles Philippe (d. 1833). Served as soldier of France in Canada, District of Illinois, and Louisiana; remembered chiefly for service during the Seven Years' War when, at Fort Necessity, subject's troops fought British forces commanded by George Washington, avenging recent defeat and death of subject's brother, Jumonville de Villiers, at Fort Duquesne; accepted Washington's surrender, July 4, 1754; dubbed chevalier of the Order of St. Louis. Arrived in Louisiana, January 1761; settled in Opelousas; served in cabildo as alcalde ordinaire and as probate judge, 1772, 1777. Died, New Orleans, May 22, 1794; interred St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans. F.M.J. Sources: George W. Neal and L. Pelletier, "Notes on the Vives Family and Coulon de Villiers Family"; Sidney L. Villeré, "Direct Ancestry of Leontine Jumonville de Villiers"; Grace King, Creole Families of New Orleans (1921; reprint ed., 1971); Stanley Clisby Arthur, Old Families of Louisiana (1931; reprint ed., 1971).


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francois Coulon “Chevalier” De Villiers (1712–22 May 1794), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114449398, citing Saint Louis Cemetery Number 2, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .