Louis Grenier

Display Name: 
Louis Grenier
Sort Name: 
Grenier, Louis
AKA: 
Old Frenchman
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Management
Specific Job: 
Planter
Biography: 

Louis Grenier is the man after whom both the Old Frenchman Place and Frenchman's Bend are named. According to the account of him in The Reivers, he was a "Huguenot," i.e. one of the many Protestants who fled France to avoid persecution in the 18th century, who "came down into Mississippi in the seventeen nineties and established Jefferson and named it" (8). "The Grenier plantation" was a large holding on the Yoknapatawpha River before the Civil War; since then both the place and the family have gone "to seed" (8).

Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
owns slaves
owns business
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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