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Ken Dupuy The Early Sheriffs
of Vermilion Parish

 

Compiled by Kenneth A. Dupuy

Click on name to see picture.

Year Name Source
1844
1845
1846
1847 Nathan Perry 9-23-1847 [Ambroise Lacour  Scrapbook]
1849 Nathan Perry 11-22-1849 Signed a Sheriff’s Sale [Planters’ Banner]
1850 Eloi LeBlanc, Jr. 3-4-1850 [Lacour Scrapbook]
1851 Ambroise Lacour 1-27-1851 Installed [Lacour Scrapbook]
1852 Ambroise Lacour [Lacour Scrapbook]
1853 Ambroise Lacour Until April 1853 [Lacour Scrapbook]
1853 C. Dillon 5-7-1853 Appted by Gov. Hebert [Opelousas Courier]
1854 Nicholas L. Hebert 11-1-1854 [Fr. Megret’s succession.]
1855
1856
1857
1858 Alexandre Lege, Sr. 10-6-1858 [Burnt conveyances ]
1859 Alexandre Lege, Sr. 7-22-1899 [Meridional quoting Meridional of 5-8-1859]
1860 Alexandre Lege, Sr. 9-4-1860 [Signed Sheriff’s Sale] [see Daniel O’Bryan’s file]
1861 Alexandre Lege, Sr. [Burnt Remnants Bk 1, p. 83]
1862
1863 Alexandre Lege, Sr. [Town Council minutes 10-30-1863]
1864 Alexandre Lege, Sr. [Town Council minutes March 1864]
1865 A. Berard [Town Council minutes 10-7-1865]
1866 A. Berard [Town Council minutes 4-7-1866]
1866 Alexandre Lege, Sr. 7-9-1866 [Sheriff’s Sale]
1867 Alexandre Lege Robert P. O’Bryan Papers
1868
1869
1870
1871 Granville B. Shaw April 1871 [Planters Banner]
1872 Granville B. Shaw 12-14-1872 [He signed a succession sale notice]
1873 Granville B. Shaw 9-4-1873 [Sugar Bowl]
1874 Granville B. Shaw 4-0-1984, 8-6-1874 [Sugar Bowl]
1875 [Probably Lyman C. Lyons]
1876 Lyman C. Lyons 8-9-1876 Dr. C. J. Edwards’ diary
1877 Granville B. Shaw 6-28-1877 [Sugar Bowl]
1878 Granville B. Shaw 11-7-1878 [Sugar Bowl]
1879 Granville B. Shaw 4-2-1879 [A Sheriff’s Sale]
1880 Granville B. Shaw 8-7-1880 [Meridional]
1881 Granville B. Shaw 6-2-1881 [Sugar Bowl]
1882 Granville B. Shaw 6-17-1882 [Meridional]
1883 Granville B. Shaw 7-21-1883 [Meridional] Resigned
1883 W. W. Kuehling 7-21-1883 [Meridional] Appointed by Gov. McEnery
1884 Joseph S. Nunez 4-26-1884 [Meridional] Won election for sheriff
1885 Joseph S. Nunez 6-13-1885 [Meridional]  Moved his office to the jail after the courthouse fire
1886 Joseph S. Nunez 9-11-1886 [Meridional]
1887 Joseph S. Nunez 4-30-1887 [Meridional]  Official Directory
1888 A. L. LeBlanc 5-11-1895 [Meridional]
1889 A. L. LeBlanc 1-5-1889 [Meridional]
1890 A. L. LeBlanc 5-11-1895 [Meridional]
1891 A. L. LeBlanc 1-31-1891 [Vermilion Star]
1892 A. L. LeBlanc 4-23-1892 [Meridional] Reelected
1893 A. L. LeBlanc 7-29-1893 [Meridional]
1894 A. L. LeBlanc 5-11-1894 [Meridional]
1895 A. L. LeBlanc 6-15-1895 [Meridional] died in office
1895 J. Oscar Hebert 6-15-1895 [Meridional] Governor appointed him
1896 J. Oscar Hebert 4-25-1896 [Meridional] Reelected
1897 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1898 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1899 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1900 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1901 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1902 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1903 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1904 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional]
1905 J. Oscar Hebert 1-28-1905 [Meridional] Elected three consecutive terms: 1896, 1900, and 1904. Died in office.

You will notice that I stopped at 1905, as I believe that the sheriffs and dates after that time are probably correct in the current list published by the Sheriff’s Office. I did not enter any individuals on the list unless I had direct, first-hand documentation.

Note, that the dates given for newspaper items are the dates of the issues of the newspaper and not the dates of the events mentioned.

I would hope that the sheriff’s present list will be corrected and updated.