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Joseph and Victoria Verdon Charleville
Posted by: Donna Charleville Date: February 01, 2001 at 22:05:39
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I am a descendant of Joseph Charleville and Victoria (Victoire)[great-grandparents of Kate Chopin]. I was wondering if you had any information that could help me fill in the gaps or ancestors or descendants. Here is the information that I have. My sister is looking for a copy of a family tree but at this we are not sure at what point it begins or ends. I do have some family stories some of these people if you are interested. The Charleville's were very profitable and make up a lot of the early family history in Cloutierville, LA history. Here is what I have

Joseph Charleville
b. Tennessee
d. 1849

m. Victoria (Victoire) Verdon (creole ??)
b. New Orleans, La
d. January 16, 1663
7:00 pm
New Orleans, La
at age of 82 years and 10 months
[I have her Obit]

They had 15 children.

I. John Baptist Charleville [one of the first settlers to Cloutierville, LA]
b. 13 Dec 1798 (or 1803) St. Louis, MO
d. 20 Sept 1853 yellow or swamp fever
Cloutierville, LA
1853 of yellow or swamp fever
[grave marker says (see below on cemetary St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetary)

Ci git
natif de St. Louis, MO
ne le 13 Dec 1798
decede le Sept 1853]

m. Aurora Rachel (possibly Derbonne)[possibly creole]
b. Natchitoches, LA

They had 13 children.

a. Landry Charleville
b. June 10, 1827

m. Pauline DuPrey on March 4,1850
d. 1887

II. Athena'ise Charleville Faris

Eliza Faris
St. Louis, MO

m. Thomas O'Flaherthy

Children -

a. Katherine O'Flaherty (Kate Chopin,author){I have more information on Kate)

m. Oscar Chopin (creole)
d. December 10, 1882
Cloutierville, LA
[Kate returned his body to St. Louis on April 24,1889]

[after Oscar's death, Kate had an affair with Alfred Sampit (Sampite) for 1 year (1883-1884) before returning to St. Louis at the insistance of her great grand mother Victoria Verdon. FYI- Alfred's wife filed for legal separtion September 24, 1888. It was dismissed on April 30, 1889, then granted on June 20, 1891.]

John Baptist Charleville is buried St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetary, Cloutierville, LA. You can find it at

found there is:

Aurore Derbanne Charleville

Bertrand Charleville

Cleora Wales Charleville (my grandmother)
6 Jan 1908/20 Dec 1967

Donald H. Charleville 1931/1979 (my uncle)

Fredrick William Charleville, Jr.
1902/1943 (husband to Cleora) [my grandfather]

Fredrick S. Charleville (Bud}
1932/1982 (my uncle)

Harriette Charleville
1853/1940 (within Bertrand Fence)[I have some information on the Bertrand's but it is not in order]

Henri Charleville

JB Charleville (John Baptist)
married - Victoria Verdon

Jeanetta Mary Charleville

Joseph Charleville (no dates)

Joseph A. Charleville Jr.
1879/1905 double marker - Ruth Stevens

I have a book that lists the descendants of The Delouche Family. Jean Delouche was the earliest recorded settler in the Cloutierville, LA area. He received an extensive Land Grant after an indenture of six years in the service of the Company of the Indies. He was from the Port of LaRochelle, France where he left in 1712. He married Anne Infantie Lattier. They had 6 children. One was Jean Louise Delouche, he had 7 children. Another was Pierre Delouche, he had 6 children. One of Jean's children,Jean Baptist Sylvere Delouche married on of Pierre's children, Lisa Anne Delouche.They had a child, Lodovosha Delouche that wed Albert Sampti (had affair with Kate Chopin). They had another child, Lise Delouche that wed Bertrand Charleville. [That is the end of the history for that book that I have found]. The book is My Historic Natchitoches, Louisiana and It's Environment by Louis Raphael Nardini, Sr.

I live 30 minutes from Cloutierville, LA and 45 from Natchitoches, LA and I will be doing some research on this in the summer. The Kate Chopin House is still a maintained museum in Cloutierville, La and some Charleville history is there. The Charleville Homeplace can still be found along with the store building that they started.

Thanks to anyone in advance for anything that you can add,
Donna Charleville


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