Modeste Foucher


Modeste Foucher

Death 9 Apr 1853 (aged 80–81)
Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 142869151 View Source
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Free woman of color, common-law wife of Barthelemy Lafon (1769-1820, memorial number 145166431); mother of 2 children, Pierre
Barthelemy and Carmelite, who were acknowledged in Lafon's will.

Thomy Lafon was Modeste Foucher's son; but his father was Pierre Larande.

The source for this info is the La. Hist. Association's online dictionary of biography: (Scroll down to find Lafon.)

Contributed by Sandi H. 48466302, April 2015
The Father of Thomy Lafon (1810 - 1893) was Pierre "Pedro" J. B. Laralde (Born ABT 1790, France) with whom Modeste had another son, Pedro Jose Bartholome Laralde Jr.(BIRTH MARCH 19, 1806 • New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States / DEATH APRIL 1, 1884 • Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA). Thomy chose to use the name of his Mother's first Husband due to the status it carried with it - though he achieved a
reasonable amount of "status" on his own accord.

Contributed by Edd Scorpio.



at the age of 80 years

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