Carlos de Gran pre

Spanish officer and Lt. Gov. of Louisiana

Militia at the post of Pointe Coupee under the command of Spanish military leader Carlos de Grand pre captured English posts on Thompson's Creek and the Amite. Later under Bernardo de Galvez captured Fort Manchac and Fort Richmond 1779

Carlos de Grandpre served as commandant in Pointe Coupee, and later as Lt. Governor of the Red River district of Louisiana during the Spanish regime. During his tenure as Lt. Gov., he resided in Avoyelles Parish. His land grant was the site of the Avoyelles Post, and is now roughly the area of Cedar Land and part of the John Landry Subdivisions in Marksville, LA. Old live oak trees mark the site of his home on Cedar Lane, probably located where the Charlie Dupuy home is today.
Carlos deGrandpre also resided in Natchez, and the home in which he lived still stands, Hope Farm, photos linked below.

HOPE FARM, Natchez home of Carlos deGrandpre ca. 1775-1789. Homochitto at Duncan Ave. In a setting of lovely old-fashioned gardens, Hope Farm was once the home of a Spanish governor. In keeping with the period of the house, it is charmingly furnished with rare Natchez antiques. Home of Mrs. Ethel Green Banta and family. National Register.

Edwin Smith of Baton Rouge is a direct descendant of Carlos deGrandpre. He and his wife were invited to Avoyelles in 1998 to speak to the D.A.R., and at a meeting of the local historical group, La Commission Des Avoyelles. Smith is very active in the Sons of the American Revolution organiztion.

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Photos of Carlos deGrandpre, and his home in Natchez, MS

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