Maison de Marie Therese

Maison de Marie Therese

Marie Thérèse dite Coincoin (August 1742 – 1816) was notable as a free médecine, planter, slave owner and businesswoman at the colonial Louisiana outpost of Natchitoches (later Natchitoches Parish).

Her freedom was purchased in 1778 by Claude Thomas Pierre Métoyer, with whom she had a long liaison and ten children. She and her descendants established a historical community of Créoles of color along the Cane River, including what is said to be the first church founded by free people of color for their own use.

Maison de Marie Therese was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 6, 1980.