Louisiana Ordnance and President Mouton

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AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of Louisiana and other States united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."

We, the people of the State of Louisiana, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance passed by us in convention on the 22d day of November, in the year eighteen hundred and eleven, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America and the amendments of the said Constitution were adopted, and all laws and ordinances by which the State of Louisiana became a member of the Federal Union, be, and the same are hereby, repealed and abrogated; and that the union now subsisting between Louisiana and other States under the name of "The United States of America" is hereby dissolved.

We do further declare and ordain, That the State of Louisiana hereby resumes all rights and powers heretofore delegated to the Government of the United States of America; that her citizens are absolved from all allegiance to said Government; and that she is in full possession and exercise of all those rights of sovereignty which appertain to a free and independent State.

We do further declare and ordain, That all rights acquired and vested under the Constitution of the United States, or any act of Congress, or treaty, or under any law of this State, and not incompatible with this ordinance, shall remain in force and have the same effect as if this ordinance had not been passed.

Adopted in convention at Baton Rouge this 26th day of January, 1861.


Alexandre Mouton:

Born: November 19, 1804

Birthplace: Attakapas District Louisiana

Father: Jean Mouton 1754 – 1834

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Mother: Marie Martha Bordat 1766 – 1831

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

1st Wife: Zilia Rousseau 1811 – 1837

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

2nd Wife: Emma Kitchell Gardner 1820 – 1897

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Children:

Brig. General Jean Jacques Alexandre Alfred Mouton 1829 – 1864

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Marie – Celeste Mathilde Mouton Gardner 1831 – 1915

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Alexandre Ambroise Mouton 1832 – 1833

(Buried: Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery Grand Coteau Louisiana)

Odeide Henrietta Mouton 1834 – 1912

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Cecilia A. Mouton 1836 – 1863

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Ann Eliza Mouton 1844 – 1910

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Charles A. “Charley” Mouton 1847 – 1900

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Paul Mouton 1848 – 1916

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

Marie Therese Mouton Guidry 1851 – 1925

(Buried: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana)

George Clinton Mouton 1853 – 1911

(Buried: Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery No. 1 Rayne Louisiana)

Rufus Mouton 1857 – 1905

(Body Lost at Sea)

Education:

Graduated from Georgetown College

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Lafayette Parish Louisiana

1827 – 1832: Louisiana State Representative

1828: Democratic Party Presidential Elector

1830: Unsuccessful Candidate for U.S. Congress

1831 – 1832: Speaker of Louisiana State House

1832: Democratic Party Presidential Elector

1836: Democratic Party Presidential Elector

1836: Louisiana State Representative

1837 – 1842: United States Senator from Louisiana

1839 – 1841: Senate Chairman of Agriculture Committee

1842 – 1846: Governor of Louisiana

Civil War Career:

1861: President of Louisiana State Secession Convention

Occupation after War:

Leader in Louisiana Railroad Industry


Died: February 12, 1885

Place of Death: Lafayette Louisiana

Age at time of Death: 80 years old

Burial Place: Saint John Cemetery Lafayette Louisiana


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