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Pochés in the War of 1812
Transcription from original document listing all known veterans of War of 1812 (Battle
Orleans) found in Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge Louisiana. See scan of original document.
Commentary: I speculate that
these are 2nd and 3rd generation Pochés and based upon
age and names. These were two uncles (Andre Poché and Jacques Poché - sons of
Francois Poché and Agnes Mayer) and four sons of Francois Poché and Reine Rome
(Benjamin, Henrique, Allexis and Francois). Zeno Poche may be a variant of another
family name or may be another Poche come to the New World. Three of the four sons
were to marry into the Chenet Family and this might by some of the source of a
Family Story. Lastly because of the Family Story, I speculate that the Military units
might be loosely confederated with Lafitte of War of 1812 fame. Notice the difference
in spelling of the family name. This will bear on Modern Pochés in Europe.
New Documentation on Veterans of the War of 1812 can be found on the USGenWeb
Project. - David Poché
* Jean Traisimond Landry, Commander of the 6th
was born December 16, 1795, Ascension Parish, the son of Joseph Landry and Anne Bujol.
Second lieutenant, Seventh Regiment of Louisiana Militia, War of 1812; appointed paymaster
in Sixth Regiment of Ascension Militia, May 1814; commanded the militia company, December,
1814; helped form the partnership to manage New Hope Plantation, January 25, 1817.
acquired share of plantation, March, 1821. Elected state representative, July 1824.
On August 11, 1825 married Modeste Braud, widow of his brother, Achille. Owned several
sugar plantations on both banks of the Mississippi River. Resigned as representative in
1831; delegate to Democratic Convention, 1828 and 1836; elected to state senate in 1832;
elected lieutenant governor of Louisiana in 1846. Served as colonel in militia during Cival War.
Died Oct. 1, 1873; interred in the Church of the Ascension Cemetery, Donaldsonville, La.
Last Updated on 6/18/98
By David Poche