Jean Baptiste Vicknair, St. James, Saint Helena and Livingston Parishes,
Louisiana,  File prepared by D.N. Pardue

From the French Settlement Historical Register, published by the French
Settlement Historical Society, French Settlement, Louisiana 70733. The
LaGenWeb Archives thanks them for contributing this information.

Vol. 5, December 1980

Originally submitted to the FSHR by Marietta Lambert.

     Today the tenth day of the month of January eighteen hundred
twenty-four (10 January 1824) of the Independence of the United States of
America and the forty-eighth year.

     Personally appeared, before me Augustin Dominique Tureaud Judge of
the Court of the Parish of Saint James, Fifth Senatorial District in the State
of Louisiana.

     Jean Baptiste Vicknair, son of David, Nicolas Vicknair, Jacque
Vicknair and Simon Brignac, residing in the Parish of Saint Helena in this
State, and confirming to the law, did declare to their knowledge, as a result
of a grave illness, the Sieur Jean Baptiste Vicknair found himself suddenly
seized with in the middle of the nite in the month of December last year,
(1823) and died on the twenty ninth of said month on his habitation.  This
habitation being on the Amite River in this State, in a remote area with no
Church Parish.  He was buried in their presence on the habitation of Mr. Jean
Louise Picou in the Parish of Saint Helena (now Livingston Parish) the
following day December 30th.  Having nothing more to declare the following
witnesses in presence of Jacques Vicknair, brother of the deceased, Jean
Baptiste Vicknair, Jean Pierre Victor and Dauphine Aime have signed with me.
Niclas Vickner and Simon Brignac not knowing how to write have made their
ordinary cross.  
Signed and subscribed before me the day and year written above.

Signed  A.D. Tureaud
        Parish Judge

NOTE:  This is another testimony giving us proof that the present French
Settlement Cemetery was being used for burials in the early 1800's on the
original land grant of Jean Louis Picou.
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