Jacques Philippe de Villeré (1761-1830)

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Jacques Philippe de Villeré
Sex: Male
Birth: April 28, 1761
Death: March 7, 1830
Father: Joseph Philippe Roi de Villere (1727-1769)
Mother: Louise Marguerite de Lachaise
Spouse/Partner: Jeanne Henriette de Fazende
Marriage: August 18, 1784

Jacques Philippe de Villeré, creole governor of Louisiana, born near present day Kenner on a concession La Providence of the 1720s-1730s on the Chim de la Metairie or the German Coast somewhere in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 28 April, 1761; died in 1831, was a major-general of volunteers under Gen. Andrew Jackson in 1814-'15, and counselled him to accept the proffered services of Pierre Lafitte and his outlaws, and to flood the ground on which the British troops were encamped by cutting the dikes of the Mississippi. He was the second governor of Louisiana, succeeding William C. C. Claiborne in 1818, and continuing in office four years, and did much to diminish the friction between the French population and the United States authorities and English-speaking emigrants.--Jacques's son, Gabriel René Jean Philippe Villeré, soldier, born in Louisiana, 15 March 1785; died in [Orleans Parish, Louisiana]], 6 July, 1852, held a major's commission in the militia, and at the time of the British invasion was detailed to watch the Bayou Bienvenu. The enemy, landing at Fisherman's Village, captured him, but he escaped and reached New Orleans, giving General Jackson warning of


Name Birth Death

Gabriel René Jean Philippe Villeré March 15, 1785
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
July 6, 1852
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Adele de Villeré November 11, 1792
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 07, 1858
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Baptiste Drozin Villeré January 17, 1787


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