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LaForce/LeForce family

The LaForce family were French Huguenots who came here seeking relief from the persecution going on at the time. Dr. Renald Rene La Force I, arrived before 1694 to find a land deal had gone bad. He finally joined a growing community in Henrico County Virginia where he worked as a local Doctor for the people although it is suspected he was a Dr. of Veterinary medicine.

Cousin Dawn LeForce has many of the bases covered, particularly the LeForces in the Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Dawn LeForce has an amazing family tree constucted with over 90,000 names of relatives on one of her sites. I would encourage you to visit her main site.

LeForce family by Dawn M. LeForce: https://thelaforces.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/dr-renald-rene-la-force-i/. Also her family tree is at: http://laforce.tribalpages.com/. Additional information: https://thelaforces.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/renes-house/

Someone posted this bio at Geni.com: http://www.geni.com/people/Dr-Rene-de-la-Force/6000000011187511675. More information about his son and related family: http://www.geni.com/people/Renald-LaForce/6000000004169833190

De LaForce family history by William T. Gambill: http://pages.suddenlink.net/delaforce/Family-History.html

I will post articles that I find on GenealogyBank.com. Due to copyright laws, I am unable to post the original copy but they do allow paraphrasing, so that is what you will see.

Marriage Records from Bartholomew County, Indiana from 1850 to 1920

Laforce Elizabeth and John D Brown -- -- - May 20 1851 C-5 70
Laforce Minerva and Joseph Cowden -- -- - Feb 2 1894 C-9 200
Laforce Presley and Cassandre A Spurgin -- -- - Mar 27 1853 C-5 239
Laforce Sarah and George Blaze -- -- - Nov 13 1851 C-5 117

Original source: http://www.ingenweb.org/inbartholomew/vitals/marriages/marriageL.html

Assassination of Mme de Caumont-Laforce
Monday, March 10, 1856 Paper: Courrier des Etats-unis (New York, NY)
Translated imperfectly from the French article by Google Translate.
A tragic evenment almost hard to Milleu of the day of 20 February, public attention has patisien high politics. The Countess de Caumont-LaForce, Belgian-born wife of a senator who lived withdrawn in a strong hotel Champs-Elysees avenue, was murdered there by one of his servants, also Belgian. We borrow the following details a criminal newspaper.
The Countess de Caumont-LaForce occupied only with a domestic at number 78 Avenue de Champs-Elysees, a high hotel deep in a spacious driveway, closed in front and on the sides by walls reaching only the first floor of the neighboring house, and against which, the lateral daus partio there were discounts for stables his horses and cars.
She had first several persons attached at the same time his service but later she had fired successively, and after having renewed frequently its domesticity, can not get along with the women who served, she had taken the resolution not to take in the future, has its serivce a groom.
She charged it, independannent care to be given to his horses to make quelquess commissions and open the doorman. The grooms stayed little time in the hotel, and is often, having no one to serve, she found these obligee to make it the same euvrage ju missing servant.
This morning, after being in the vicinity buy two buns for lunch to his mistress, and have doors in the dining room, Baumann had resumed his occupation dane the aisle in front of the stables, when Madame de Caumont came again find even reproached him on his way to work.
This time the groom who had been able to contain up to it, he replied with insults; then, suddenly becoming animated until paroxysm of anger, he threw himself upon her, struck a redoubles blows on the head and 'stretched out motionless on a dunghill.
Madame de Caumont, by being threatened and feeling Struck had profee cries of distress that had been heard by the tenants of the house next door, bearing the number. 80 of the largest Champs Alysees.
One of them, Mr. X ..., American, and went down alia knocking the door of the hotel: on his arrival, he found that Baumann opened the door. ... Mr. X asked him where he was going. I'll replied the latter, to a commission in the area for my mistress, and why criaitelle there a few moments? She is in the stable, Baumann said with great composure: she cried because it was me who comes to kill her!
Baumann s'sest terminal a push not only premeditation, but the intention to kill. My Mistresse always haggled on my book has he said, and yet I was doing my blen traivail. See you later.

Overseas news
Monday, March 10, 1856 Paper: Trenton Sate Gazette (Trenton, NJ)
The Countess Caumont LaForce, age 40, who resided on the avenu Champs Elysees, Paris was murdered by a groom a few weeks ago. She was an eccentric lady. The groom stabbed her with a pitch fork during a violent argument and then surrendered to police. At nearly the same time, a boy in the service of Duke de la Force, her son, blew his brains out with a pistol.

News from France
Wednesday, April 20, 1853 Paper: Courrier des Etats-Unis (NewYork, NY)
Translated from French with Google Translate
Without consulting each other or a senator, the Duke of Caumont-Laforce, had filed a proposal to vote an annual grant of one million francs for the empress. But colleagues who considers that such initiative had to have a charactere collective, not individual, for oter him the appearance of precipitation and flattery, the Duke of Caumont-Laforce withdrew his untimely proposal. Better times is a wise enemy than a reckless friend.

From the St. Louis Republic- December 7, 1894
Marshal LaForce is dead, shot by Bill Smith in a fight with the outlaws near Tulsa.

Marshal LaForce was wounded in a fight near Tulsa on December 5 and died the next day in the afternoon after being brought to his home in McAlester. Marshal LaForce and four other Deputy Marshals left at daybreak yesterday morning, heading to the house of widow Frye which is 13 miles south of Tulsa. They surrounded three of the Cook gang, led by Bill Smith, a halfbreed Negro. The outlaws had been hiding there for a week.
Attempting to surround the house, Marshal LaForce and another deputy passed by a haystack about 200 yards from the house. This happened to be where Bill Smith and a gang member were hiding. The gang members opened fire and fatally shot Marshal LaForce in the right abdomen. The bullet exited through his left breast.
During the shoot out at the haystack with about 50 shots exchanged, one of the gang members was wounded but all escaped into the brush. Bill Smith is thought to have delivered the fatal shot as he was on the ground firing upwards. A third gang member was at the house but escaped when everyone’s attention was focused on the battle going on at the haystack.
Marshal LaForce died as a faithful and brave officer protecting others in this wild country, the heart of the outlaws territory. His body was taken to Tulsa by rail. The next morning eight Deputies left to hunt down the outlaws. The death of Marshal LaForce adds another name to a growing list of those who have given their lives to protecting others in this outlaw infested country.

Peter LaForce in School

Reported in the 35th Congress, December 8th, 1857
No. 84 - Osage Manual Labor School, August 25, 1857

Sir- I see no change in the conditions of the Osage Tribe since my last report.
They are still in a state of indolence and drunkenness. Their interactions with the whites results in the acquisition of intoxicating and adulterated spirits, which the whites are boldly introducing to them. This will result in a greater mortality than we have seen before. The primary Chiefs recognize the evils that will follow and exhort the younger men to refrain but the chiefs advice is ignored. As of late many of the Osages are disregarding their lawful Chiefs and choosing leaders that are more rapacious. The nation used to be set up in four or five large towns and is now divided up into many smaller bands.
Robberies at the white towns are to be expected but if damage is done by these bands of Indian robbers and charges are presented to the whole nation, the evils will only increase. The Indians are well aware that no action has been brought for punishment of any of these crimes. If retaliation by bands of white men is allowed for punishment, this will only increase the enmity and revenge. Seldom does the injured man receive compensation. I see with pity the speedy annihilation of the adult Osages and our only hope is to raise the younger generation. We have more children in our school than in previous years.
We have forty-one male Osage and thirteen Quapaw children that all receive board, tuition and clothing. Two teachers instruct them in English education, spelling, history, arithmetic and geography. They are also taught manual labor skills. Three clergyman instruct them in the Christian doctrine and use every opportunity to instill them with morals.
In 1849 entered school, Jon. W. Michel-age 15; Joseph Nangrushe, age 16; Thomas Mongeon, age 13.
In 1850 entered school, Henry Steben, age 13.
In 1851 entered school, Edward Penn, age 13.
In 1852 entered school, John Blake, age 14; Peter Casse, age 15.
In 1853 entered school, William Corner, age 12; Mllecour Papir, age 13; Joseph Tuatzekoui, age 10.
In 1854 entered school, William Mathes, age 10; Jacob Swiss, age 12; Joseph Entire, age 9; Joseph Lambert, age 9; Paul Bront, age 11; Antony Penn, age 8; John Ross, age 13; Louis Camville, age 10; Petro Deconsolacion, age 14; Alexander Baltimore, age 13; Andrew Camville, age 8.
In 1855 entered school, Louis John Basille, age 9; Isaac Mongeon, age 8; Charles Nankeinke, age 7; Louis Okushe, age 8; Joseph Chouteau, age 10; Charles Chouteau, age 9.
In 1856 entered school, Jasper Hallowey, age 7; Francis Mongroin, age 7; J.Bt. Mongroin, age 6; Julian Tremble, age 7; Francis Tremble, age 8.
In 1856 entered school, Peter LaForce, age 7; Petry Tzinzagre, age 8; Joseph Baltimie, age 6.
In 1857 entered school, Joseph Poughtompe, age 7; John Paul Numpoutze, age 8; Lucian Woester age 6; Louis Baltimore age 15.
At times some of the children have been absent from school as is noted in quarterly reports.


In 1883 we find Peter LaForce working as a police officer for the Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs. He is working in Indian territory, Osage office.

City and Suburban
Thursday, June 6, 1861, Paper- Cincinnati Daily Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH)
Reserve Militia, The Third Brigade, Colonel Jones.
First Regiment Reserve Militia.
Company II - Captain, Samuel LaForce.

He Prepared His Own Epitaph
Sunday, May 7, 1899 Paper- Denver Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)
From the Kansas City Journal
Samuel LaForce, died in Carthage, Missouri recently at the age of 84. He was a native of Kentucky but lived most of his life in Jasper County, Missouri after moving here in the 40’s, occupying numerous official positions and had a fine war record as a staunch Union man. At one time he was a trusted scout of General Siegel. A while back he had a vault prepared at Carthage cemetery which he chose for his last resting place. The slab was inscribed as follows. “Samuel B. LaForce, born January 1815, died ____: Married, farmer, sheriff, representative, clerk of the court, soldier and citizen, from poverty, integrity my religion.”

Pensions for Mexican War Survivors
Saturday, September 23, 1893 Paper- Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, AR)
Pensions are granted to the following resident of Arkansas and Indian Territory.
Mexican War Survivor, increase, Samuel LaForce, Quitman, Cleburne County.

Samuel LaForce visits Indiana
Saturday, August 11, 1900  Paper: Recorder (Indianapolis, IN)
Samuel LaForce formerly of this city but now lives in Milwaukee, is visiting the city.

Death by Drowning
Saturday, September 2, 1871 Paper: San Luis Obispo Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA)
On the 25th, at Oso Flaco at the northern line of Santa Barbara County, Louis LaForce died. He was a native of Metz and fell into a shallow well while intoxicated. He had been drawing water from the well when he fell in, head first and had no way to get out. He was found shortly after. It was his 47th birthday. He was working for Don Vicente Estndillo for about 4-5 years and had served the Estndillo family for nearly 25 years.

Felix L. LaForce runs for Office
March, 22, 1889, Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO)
Good Men Named
The Democratic Aldermanic Ticket a Strong One. The Primaries Devoid of the Bloody Scenes of the Past.
Nominations for Alderman- Third Ward, Felix L. LaForce

Personal Notes
Friday, May 18th, 1894 Paper: Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO)
Mrs. Felix LaForce accompanied her father, Colonel Robert Estill, to his home in Howard County yesterday.