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Pierre Beaubercy Trepagnier - Original Owner of Plantations Taken to Build Bonnet Carre Spillway

Pierre Beaubercy Trepagnier - Original Owner of Plantations Taken to Build Bonnet Carre' Spillway

Pierre Beaubercy Trepagnier of Montz, who married Marie Celeste Delhomme, was the original owner of one of the plantations, Myrtle Land, that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers acquired when they built the Spillway. His wife was the daughter of another plantation owner whose plantation was also taken.
Thanks to Eula Delhommer of Maurice, Louisiana for this photo.


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Tammy Loux 23-Apr-2014 19:10
Correct me if wrong but, Pierre owned what is now known as the Ormond Plantation and still stands. It was Jean Francois, Pierre's brother that owned the Trepanier house that was taken to build the Bonnet Carre Spillway and Jean Francois was killed in 1811 during the slave uprising.
Pierre Trepagnier 29-Mar-2014 18:15
The painting shown belonged to Olga Trepagnier, and was destroyed by fire in September, 2007.
guest 04-Dec-2013 18:31
I have an oil painting similar to the one you have labeled Pierre Beaubercy Trepagnier, which was passed down from my grandfather Robert Edgar Trepagnier, and it also is Pierre Beaubercy Trepagnier. The man looks similar but with dark hair, and the frame does not have the oval mat. The painting is signed by Collas, a noted portrait painter of that time period, and dated 1827. These 2 portraits could be the same man at different ages.
Natalie Trepagnier 30-Oct-2013 19:59
Can I have more information on the back ground of the picture itself please. Thank you!
Cindi Smith19-Apr-2008 13:59
Yep, happened back then and still happening today....I have a feeling that a lot more is going to be taken away from us. Knowing the history, I can almost see sadness in his eyes.
Robin Reid19-Apr-2008 04:45
If you don't watch out the government will take everything from you!
papajim19-Apr-2008 01:39
History records these as acquisitions but I'll bet that most were one sided deals. It's good that the history remains, at least in the portrait.