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Hyypolite Mercier

Female Abt 1693 -


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  • Name Hyypolite Mercier  [1
    Born Abt 1693 
    Gender Female 
    Died La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2080  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Family Joseph Chauvin de Léry,   b. 14 Apr 1674, Montréal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1708  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Nicolas Joseph Chauvin de Léry, Jr.,   b. 15 Oct 1709, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Antoine Chauvin de Léry,   b. 1715  []
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 19:36:46 
    Family ID F735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - - La Rochelle, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1708 - Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Old Families of Louisiana, Stanley Clisby Arthur, George Campbell Huchet de Kernion, (Name: Pelican Publishing; Location: Gretna, Louisiana; Date: 1931;), p.243.

    2. [S390] Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, (Name: Louisiana Historical Association; Date: 2008;), entry for CHAUVIN DELERY, Joseph, http://lahistory.org/site.php?pageID=20, accessed 10 Dec 2011 (Reliability: 2).
      CHAUVIN DELERY, Joseph, companion of the Le Moyne brothers, voyageur, concessionaire. Baptized, April 14, 1674; seventh child of Pierre Chauvin and Marthe Autreuil of the parish of Ville Marie, Montreal, Canada. Came to Louisiana with Iberville's second expedition; on roll of Canadians ordered to embark on the Renommée, at La Rochelle, October 17, 1699; listed in census of garrison at Bay of Biloxi, May, 1700; showed loyalty to Bienville (q.v.) during impeachment proceedings, 1708; adopted appellation of De Léry (also spelled Deléry). Married, 1708 or 1709, Hypolite Mercier, widow of Valentin Barreau, in Mobile. Children: Antoine Chauvin Deléry des Islets (in some records, Desilets Deléry), Nicolas Joseph Boisclair Deléry, both by Hypolite; and François, born of Joseph's second wife, Françoise Laurence LeBlanc, whom he married May 24 (or 27), 1726. Involved, 1716-1717, with two of his brothers, in the commercial company formed by Louis Juchereau de St-Denis (q.v.) when Antoine Crozat (q.v.) still held a monopoly on trade in Louisiana Province. In March, 1719, petitioned Superior Council for a concession of six arpents' frontage at The Chapitoulas, extending from Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain. Despite varied success with some crops, his and neighboring brothers' agricultural efforts earned praise of memorialist André Pénicaut (q.v.), and of perceptive traveller Pierre de Charlevoix, S. J. (q.v.). In 1724, Deléry had under cultivation 140 cleared arpents producing 500 to 600 measures of rice, 60 barrels of corn and 500 barrels of potatoes, in addition to 100 pounds of indigo. Additionally, with his brothers, owned slaves whose work in the cypress swamps netted 12,000 livres that year. Deléry's livestock inventory included 20 cows and 8 draft oxen—substantial numbers for those primitive days. Joseph pledged funds for establishment of first school for boys in New Orleans but kept only part of his agreement; case went to Louisiana Superior Council. Sent by Governor Perier to Choctaws for aid to colonists after Natchez Massacre of 1729. Died, 1732; interred parish church cemetery, New Orleans, August 20. H.C.B. Sources: Gary B. Mills, "The Chauvin Brothers: Early Colonists of Louisiana," Louisiana History, XV (1974); Henry C. Bezou, Metairie: A Tongue of Land to Pasture … (1973); Heidi LaForte, Chauvin de Charleville.