Natchitoches, LA, USA
Peaceful and tranquil: an old burial ground.
The American Cemetery is located on Second Street in Natchitoches,
LA at the second site of the fort established by the emissary of the French,
Louis Jachereau St. Denis, in 1714. Many early burials are no longer marked,
their exact location and identity lost to time. Located on a gentle hill, the
cemetery is a particularly lovely place, with winding driveways, many trees and
shrubs, and tombstones and burial vaults reflecting the various cultures of the
inhabitants of this area.
The Hexagon: believed to be a remnant of Fort St. Jean
now contains two unidentified graves.
Constructed with care . . .
. . . unmarked in the passage of time.
Decedee le 1813, 1815, 1825 . . . Metoyer
Aged Cinquante Quatre Ans . . . Prudhomme/Lambre
1823 // 1829: Buard, Bossier, Grennaux, Lambre, Rouquier
Ne le 6 Juillet 1801 // Decedee le 12 Decembre 1840
Desiree Josephine Briant
Veuve d'Ambroise Sompayrac
nee au Quartier des Gonaives
Isle St. Dominque, en Mai 1782
decedee a' Natchitoches
le 30 Novembre 1866
. . .who died on his journey at this place . . .
Early settler, pioneer: Dr. John Sibley
Early pioneers of Natchitoches Parish.
Prominent jurist, statesman: W.H. Jack, wife, and daughter.
Honoring a former mayor.
Literary enthusiast, Patroness of the Arts: Ms. Cammie
Family plots . . .
The ultimate sacrifice; and there were many.
Two hundred plus years; memories and memorials.
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