Monthly Archives: April 2017

Voyage au Pays des Illinois Presentation

This morning, Mardell Sibley and I gave a Presentation entitled “Voyage au Pays des Illinois” at the Evangeline Genealogical and Historical Society’s quarterly meeting where we shared the history and relevance of the Fort de Chartres and surrounding area through photos of our trip there in October 2016. How wonderful

Birthday of Elisabeth de Moncharvaux!

Elisabeth Tisserand de Montcharvaux (1744–1816) Birth April 22, 1744   Tomorrow will be the 273rd anniversary of the birth of Elisabeth de Moncharvaux, the young bride of Jean Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines and matriarch of the Vidrine family in LA. Elisabeth was born on April 22, 1744 at the Arkansas Fort