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Hon. Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré  Hon. Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré
Male 1805 - 1895

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  • Title  Hon. 
    Birth  09 Jan 1805  Boré Plantation, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptized  09 Apr 1805  St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Feb 1895  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1192  Stewart
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2009 
     
    Father  Charles Antoine Etienne Gayarré,   b. 22 Jan 1774, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1813, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Marie Elizabeth de Boré,   b. 17 Mar 1777, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1822, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  birth 
    Married  20 Feb 1802  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F375  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  Delphina Le Maitre,   b. circa 1806,   d. 10 Feb 1882, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Delphine Le Maitre was an Octaroon, a slave owned by Charles Gayarre.
    • In an envelope labeled "Private notices of my family" in the King collection is a copy of the baptismal record of Carlos Hastus Nicolas Gayarre, son of Carlos (Charles) Gayarre and Delphine Le Maitre. The child was born on August 3, 1825. The record was made on March 5, 1826 and signed by Charles Gayarre and Pere Antoine, the famous padre of New Orleans. The copy was made in 1844, the year after Gayarre returned from Europe, by Cure Maenbout. The following correction was attached:
      Por error se asent este acts Bautismal de Carlos Hastus Nicolas Gayarre y Le Maitre en este registro no debiendo estar sino en el de solo gente de color, por ser tal le madre dicho nino. Pere Antoine.

      Through error this baptism notice of Carlos Hastus Nicolas Gayarre y Le Maitre was set down on this register, the aforesaid child not really belonging there, but on one for colored people, such being the mother. Pere Antoine.

      This shows that Gayarre was the father of a natural son. No trace of this son has been found after this baptismal record.

      A letter written from Paris on March 2, 1844, in French, to Gayarre in New Orleans is entirely concerned about the illnes of "Pauve Charles" and of Charles' wishing for Gayarre. While the letter shows Gayarre's close interest in the boy, there is no reference to a paternal relationship. The signature was not decipherable.

      Miss Josie Cerf of the Louisiana Historical Society said in a conversation with the writer of this study that Delphine Le Maitre was an octoroon slave belonging to Gayarre. She was bought by Miss Cerf's grandfather and sent to their plantation at Osyka, Mississippi. Possessed of venomous temper, she burned the plantation house.
      About 1920, Miss Cerf related, a woman, negroid in features, called on Miss Cerf, seeking information about her great grandfather, Charles Gayarre, the historian. [3]
    Children 
     1. Carlos Nicolas Arthur Gayarré,   b. 13 Aug 1825, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1906, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F1476  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Anne Shadie Sullivan,   b. Abt 1820, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 06 Apr 1914, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jan 1856  Columbus, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • No Issue.
    • She was married to a rich young cotton merchant and went to New Orleans to live. He died there after but a few years of happiness, leaving two children and a fortune to his wife. The children died and the young lady gave herself up to the life of a young widow.

      But after a while she was induced to go to the opera, and there was Gayarre, the most distinguished man in the State, who was pointed out to her, tall, handsome, and distinguished-looking, proud, and haughty. He had been Senator and was the celebrated author of a history of Louisiana. His fame filled the country.

      'Who is the beautiful lady?' asked the judge, running his supercilious eye over the other open boxes.

      'A young widow from Mississippi,' was the answer.

      In a flash he recognized his destiny, prophesied by a celebrated fortune teller in Paris who had predicted he would marry a rich beautiful widow.

      'Present me!" he said.

      But no fortune teller had prepared her. None was needed. To have a great man ask her to marry him was to assure her assent, and so they were married.
      [4]
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F1465  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 09 Jan 1805 - Boré Plantation, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 09 Apr 1805 - St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1856 - Columbus, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1895 - New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles Gayarré
    Charles Gayarré
     
    Documents
    Biography of Charles Gayarré
    Biography of Charles Gayarré
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (1 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (1 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (2 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (2 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (3 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (3 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (4 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (4 of 4)
    Death Certificate for Charles Gayarré
    Death Certificate for Charles Gayarré
     
  • Notes 
    • U.S. Judge of the Supreme Court
      Author of many Louisiana histories books.
    • President of the Louisiana Historical Society from 1860-1888 [1]

    Birth:
    • Born at the Boré plantation, previously a suburb of New Orleans, now known as Audubon Park.

    Name:
    • Charles Stephen Arthur Gayarré; Etienne is the French equivalent of Stephen.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S23] Wikipedia, http://www.wikipedia.com.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gayarr%C3%A9

    2. [S9] Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records Volume 08 (1804-1806), 154 (Reliability: 3).
      Carlos Esteban Arturo (Carlos and Maria Ysavel BORE, natives and residents of this city),
      Baptized: Apr. 9, 1805
      Born: Jan. 9, 1805
      Paternal Grandparents: Juan Antonio GAYARRE and Carlota Constanza DE GRAND-PRE
      Maternal Grandparents: Juan Esteban BORE and Juana Margarita Maria DESTREHAN
      Sponsors: Juan Esteban BORE, infant's maternal grandfather, and Carlota Constanza DE GRAND-PRE, infant's paternal grandmother, absent, proxy: Francisca Ysavel BORE, infant's aunt.
      (SLC, B17, 90)

    3. [S116] Charles Gayarre, The Creole Historian, Earl Noland Saucier, F374 .G324., 29-30.

    4. [S117] Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters, Grace King, (The Macmillan company, 1932), PS2178 .A4 2007., 359-360.

  

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