Joseph Alexandre PLAUCHE (1782-before1828), was a native of New Orleans where his brother was a hero in the battle of New Orleans in 1815.

Plauche is the Avoyellean of 1809 as that is the year he completed most of the land surveys of Avoyelles Parish, mapping out the area for the United States Government.

The following was compiled by Avoyelles genealogist Jerry Bordelon:
Plauche was born 4 FEB 1782 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana and died before 1828 in Avoyelles Parish. He was the son of Etienne Henri PLAUCHE who was born in 1752 at Sienne, France and his wife Marguerite SELAM who was born in New Orleans on 6 NOV 1750.

Marriage 1 Eugenie BOURJAC b: OCT 1782 in Pointe Coupee Post, Louisiana Married: 20 JUL 1802 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

The 1850 Census shows Eugenie as a widow living with her son, Edmond. Avoyelles Parish, Roll 229, Book 1, Page 151b, dated November 2, 1850 by Louis Bordelon, Assistant Marshall.

The 1860 Census shows Eugenie as a widow living with her widowed daughter-in-law, Meline Gremillion, widow of Edmond Plauche. Avoyelles Parish, P O Marksville, Roll 407, Book 1, Page 424, dated November 22, 1860 by Edgar Edmond Cockrane, Assistant Marshall.

Eliza Marguerite PLAUCHE b: 1803 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Alexandre Etienne PLAUCHE b: 1807 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Edmond PLAUCHE b: 1811 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Martin Visitant PLAUCHE b: 2 JUL 1815 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Marguerite Azelie PLAUCHE b: 1817 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Francois B. PLAUCHE b: 1819 in Bayou Rouge, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

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