LT Michel Antoine “Michael” d'Lascour Garoutte, Sr

Marseille, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Death 29 Apr 1829 (aged 79)
Pemberton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Pleasant Mills, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Plot 25
Memorial ID 157916768 · View Source
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(Lieutenant) Michel (Anglicized as: Michael) Antoine Garoutte (Pronounced: Guh-Roo) the Ghost of Historic Pleasant Mills, New Jersey. His Ghost can sometimes be seen in twilight and night time on the Old Pleasant Mills Tract in Historic Pleasant Mills, New Jersey by the Old Paper Mill, [1] which is where his Tavern: The LaFayette, was once located.

Garoutte was a highly intelligent and highly educated French Noble. He was described as a 6 Foot Tall Frenchman of remarkable Strength [2] and Swordsmanship.

Born April the 12th year 1750 in the Castle Garoutte in Marseille, Kingdom of France [3] [4] Garoutte was a French Noble who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

He and his 16 years Older Sister The (Lady) Marie Magdeleine Garoutte [5] were the only surviving children of The Admiral (Sir) Antoine Garoutte and The (Lady) Anne d'Lascours.

He immigrated to the New Jersey Colony where he aided the cause for American Independence, his Sister's Family were among the first supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte, the first Noble Family to reform the French Government and The (Lady) Marie Magdeleine Garoutte's Son was a (General) in The French Revolution and he was twice elected a (Deputy) of the Department of Var in France and a (Representative) in the Lower House Legislature of the Republic of France.

Napoleon Bonaparte's Older Brother The Corsican (King) of Spain and Indies for a short time, Joseph Bonaparte built a large Mansion just less than 15 miles from Michael Antoine Garoutte's Estate in South New Jersey in about 1815. [6] The Bonaparte Mansion served as the central hub for French Expatriates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, this mansion was burned to the ground by angered European-American Settlers years after.

The (Marquis) de La Fayette was Michael Garoutte's Childhood Friend and School Mate in France and he was his guest in 1824 in New Jersey.

The burial location for Michael Antoine Garoutte is lost. There are a few of his descendants searching for the location. The Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots says Michael Garoutte is buried in Plot Number: 25 in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Batsto-Pleasant Mills, New Jersey, United States. In December, 2016 we found his Grandson buried in this cemetery but not Michael Garoutte yet, we are still searching.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LT Michel Antoine “Michael” d'Lascour Garoutte, Sr (12 Apr 1750–29 Apr 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157916768, citing Batsto-Pleasant Mills Cemetery, Pleasant Mills, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Gary Christopher Johnson (contributor 49883187) .