Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Death of Francois Bazile Trepagnier

In the death of Francois Bazile Trepagnier, which occurred at the Myrtle Land plantation, on Monday, the 20th inst.,our community has lost one of its most honored and distinguished citizens. Mr. Trepagnier was born in this parish in 1804, a few months after Louisiana was ceded to the United States by France, and when it was still a territory--the Territory of Orleans. He spent seventy-three years is this mundane sphere, and spent them well--to the benefit and advancement of his fellow-men. In anti-bellum times, Mr. Trepagnier was a leader and power in the Democratic party of this State. He held various offices of distinctions and trust, and served several terms in the Legislature as member from this parish. During and after the war he held aloof from politics and devoted his remaining years to the large planting interests in which he was engaged. His remains were quietly interred in the cemetery of Red Church, a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives following to the last resting place.

St. Charles Herald, 25 Aug 1877, page 1,column 1

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