Charles Lievin DEPAUW

Charles Lievin DEPAUW

Male 1753 - 1814  (61 years)

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  • Name Charles Lievin DEPAUW 
    Born 11 Mar 1753  Ghent, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1814  Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Salem Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles De Pauw was born on 11 March 1753, in Ghent, Belgium. He was a boyhood firend of the Marquis de Lafayette and joined his fortunes with Lafayette's expedition and came to America. He fought throughout the war and was with Lafayette at the Battle of Brandywine and was wounded during the siege of Yorktown. He died on 31 August 1814, and was buried her in Crown Hill Cemetery (Salem, Washington Co., Indiana). He left a son, Napoleon Bonapart De Pauw.
      From family records: Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, page 144 of volume 2; Representative Men in Indiana, vol. 2, page 10.


      From religious persecution, they being Huguenots, the family was driven from France, and came to America. His lineage is traced to the original family seat at the old town of Pau, in the southwest of France.

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900:
      Charles Lievin Depauw
      Gender: male
      Birth Place: Be
      Birth Year: 1753
      Spouse Name: Rachel Young
      Spouse Birth Place: VA
      Spouse Birth Year: 1764
      Marriage Year: 1781
      Marriage State: VA
      Number Pages: 56

      Helped George R. Clark obtain provisions for his boats in Kentucky in 1793. He was stationed near Danville. From the History of Kentucky Volume 1 of 1922. (Chapter XXIX, George Rogers Clark and the French Enterprise)

      CHARLES DEPAUW was banished from Louisiana and his property seized by Spain around 1793-94.
    Person ID I9179  My Family Tree | Wade Side
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2009 

    Father Lieven Jan DEPAUW,   b. 27 Jan 1719, Ghent, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ghent, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Marie Francois APOLLONIE,   b. Abt 1732,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Feb 1753  Ghent, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3045  Group Sheet

    Family Rachel YOUNG,   b. 1764, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1781  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. General John DEPAUW,   b. 11 Mar 1785, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1838, Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Peter DEPAUW,   b. 14 Dec 1786,   d. 5 Apr 1867  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Mary Elizabeth "Polly" DEPAUW,   b. 1787, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1830, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +4. Annie DEPAUW,   b. 1 Mar 1793,   d. 4 Mar 1842  (Age 49 years)
     5. Rosina DEPAUW,   b. Abt 1795, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Plantation, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     6. Charles DEPAUW, II,   b. 1797, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1824, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +7. Keziah DEPAUW,   b. 3 May 1799, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1866  (Age 66 years)
     8. Napoleon Bonapart DEPAUW,   b. Abt 1801,   d. 2 Jun 1838, New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     9. James DEPAUW,   b. 1804, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1834, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F3041  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1753 - Ghent, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1781 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1814 - Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Salem Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles DePauw
    Charles DePauw

    Headstones
    Charles DePauw, Washington Charles DePauw, and Gen. John DePauw
    Charles DePauw, Washington Charles DePauw, and Gen. John DePauw
    Washington is the grandson of Charles and the son of John DePauw.
    Charles Lieven DePauw, Patriot
    Charles Lieven DePauw, Patriot
    American Revolution Marker

    Histories
    George Rogers Clark believed Charles L. DePauw was too slow in acquiring goods.
    George Rogers Clark believed Charles L. DePauw was too slow in acquiring goods.
    With his career seemingly over and his prospects for prosperity doubtful, on February 2, 1793, Clark offered his services to Edmond-Charles GenÍt, the controversial ambassador of revolutionary France, hoping to earn money to maintain his estate. Western Americans were outraged that the Spanish, who controlled Louisiana, denied Americans free access to the Mississippi River, their only easy outlet for long distance commerce. The Washington Administration was also seemingly deaf to western concerns about opening the Mississippi to U.S. commerce. Clark proposed to GenÍt that, with French financial support, he could lead an expedition to drive the Spanish out of the Mississippi Valley. GenÍt appointed Clark "Major General in the Armies of France and Commander-in-chief of the French Revolutionary Legion on the Mississippi River." Clark began to organize a campaign to seize New Madrid, St. Louis, Natchez, and New Orleans, getting assistance from old comrades such as Benjamin Logan and John Montgomery, and winning the tacit support of Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby. Clark spent $4,680 ($59,225 in 2009 chained dollars) of his own money for supplies. In early 1794, however, President Washington issued a proclamation forbidding Americans from violating U.S. neutrality and threatened to dispatch General Anthony Wayne to Fort Massac to stop the expedition. The French government recalled GenÍt and revoked the commissions he granted to the Americans for the war against Spain. Clark's planned campaign gradually collapsed, and he was unable to have the French reimburse him for his expenses.
    Old DePauw Portraits Found
    Old DePauw Portraits Found
    The Indianapolis News Saturday, May 7, 1921
    Washington C. DePauw Biography
    Washington C. DePauw Biography
    From the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Volume VII

    Military Heroes
    Charles DePauw
    Charles DePauw
    Revolutionary War