Person:Alexandro Cousso (1)

Alexandro Cousso
b.bef 1755 Jena, Thuringia?
d.bef 20 Mar 1807 Louisiana
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Name Alexandro Cousso
Gender Male
Birth[1] bef 1755 Jena, Thuringia?(based on birthdates of his known children)
Marriage Feb(?) 1771 Louisianato Marie Francoise Paget
Death[2] bef 20 Mar 1807 Louisiana
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Alexandro appears on the roll of "Sergeants, Drummers, Corporals and Grenadiers" at Fort Manchac for the period 1771-1781.S3 He is described in the baptismal records of three of his daughters (1775-81, in New Orleans) as "Captain of the Grenadiers of the Louisiana Battalion."S4

  1. Marriage Contract of Alexandro Cousso & Maria Francisca Paget.

    The contract of his marriage to Marie Paget in 1771 describes him as natural de Pi_an [Piran?], la Diocese de Auch Provincia de Jena (or "native of Pi_an, the diocese, also province, of Jena"). Jena was the principal city in the landgravate of Thuringia (now a German federal state). The original document is difficult to read, but is this is accurate, Alexandro may have been a German in the employ of the French or Spanish (which also might account for the notary mixing a single dictated word of German -- Auch -- into his Spanish).

  2. United States. Works Progress Administration. Survey of Federal Archives in Louisiana. Archives of the Spanish Government of West Florida. (Baton Rouge: U.S. Works Progress Administration, 1937-40), Vol. 12, p. 42, 20 Mar 1807.

    Land purchase in West Florida by "Marie Francoise Paget, widow of Alexandro Cousso."

  3.   Louisiana Genealogical Register. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society), 7 (Jun 1960):24-25.

    Segura, Pear Mary. "Book of Life and Customs and Services of Commissioned Officers, first Sergeants, and Cadets of Said Regular Regiment Up to the End of December of 1781."

  4.   Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. (New Orleans, Louisiana: Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1987-), Vol. 3 (1772-1783), p. 66 (citing SLC, B9, 78; SLC, B7, 46; & SLC, B9, 211, respectively.

    Baptisms of Feliciana Cousot, Maria Estifina Cousot, and Rosalia Constancia Josefa Cousot