Pierre DuCote, II, Avoyellean of the Year 1782, was one of the first two carpenters at Avoyelles Post, and is the progenitor of the DuCote family.
# Birth: 4 SEP 1753 in Pointe Coupee Post
# Death: 1836 in Avoyelles Parish
# Burial: 20 DEC 1836 St. Paul the Apostle Church Cemetery, Mansura.

The name Ducote is be lived to be uniquely of Avoyelles. It is not found in the other posts and settlements of colonial Louisiana. Also, the name is not listed in the Canadian genealogical dictionaries of the colonial period. Pierre DucoteII and Henriette Rabalais were in Avoyelles as early as 1783. They appeared on the census in 1785 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

He served in the military 1777- Corporal in Pointe Coupee Militia, Pointe Coupee Post under Bernardo De Galvez, 1746-1786, who led Louisiana men, including many Avoyelles ancetors at the Battle of Baton Rouge. He was a carpenter.

Father: PIERRE DUCOTE I b: 1679 in Flanders, France
Mother: MARIE MAGDALEINE CABLE b: 1709 in Freudenberg, Germany

Married HENRIETTE JOSEPHE RABALAIS b: 19 AUG 1756 in Pointe Coupee Post
* Married: 15 FEB 1773 in Pointe Coupee
* Note: Following the American Revolutionary war, Pierre & Henriette were displaced by the great Mississippi River flood of 1780 and settled on the high ground of the Avoyelles Prairie

1. Pierre DUCOTE III b: 24 JUN 1774 in Pointe Coupee Parish
2. Joseph Jean Pierre DUCOTE I b: 8 JAN 1777 in Pointe Coupee Post, Pointe Coupee c: 8 JAN 1777 in Pointe Coupee Post
3. Hyppolite DUCOTE b: 30 JUL 1778 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana c: 16 AUG 1778 in Pointe Coupee
4. MARIE LOUISE (Elise) DUCOTE b: FEB 1781 in Avoyelles Parish
5. Jean Pierre DUCOTE I b: 24 AUG 1783 in Avoyelles Parish, c: 18 JAN 1784 in Avoyelles Parish
6. Magdeleine Sophia DUCOTE b: 20 OCT 1789 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana c: 6 JAN 1792 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
7. Henry Zenon DUCOTE b: ABT 1791 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
8. Celestin Augustin DUCOTE I b: 29 APR 1792 in Avoyelles Parish c: 19 JAN 1794 in Pointe Coupee Parish
9. Marie Celina DUCOTE b: 28 DEC 1794 in Avoyelles Parish
10. Emelie DUCOTE b: 19 APR 1798 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana c: 30 AUG 1798 in St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura
11. Aspasie DUCOTE b: 12 JUL 1800 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana c: 22 APR 1801 in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Mansura

For a list of past recipients of the Avoyellean of the Year award visit: Avoyelleans of the Year