Jean-Joseph d'Apcher, or Jean-Joseph d'Apchier
Jean-Joseph d' Apcher, or Jean-Joseph d'Apchier, was a French nobleman born June 3, 1745 in Charraix (France), deceased November 2, 1798 in Barcelona (Spain).
Son of Joseph de Randon and Henriette de La Rochefoucauld (sister of the Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld), he became Marquis d'Apchier, Count de Besque, Baron de La Garde, de Thoras, de Cenaret, Lord de La Clauze, de Saint-Préjet, de Verdun, de Clavière.
He was essentially known for his determination to free the country from the Beast of Gévaudan.
He pursued his education in the military and became colonel of the regiment of gendarmes of Luneville. He achieved the rank of "Marechal de camp" soon after. On September 3, 1777 he married at Langeac, Henriette de Rochefort-d'Ally de la Tour Saint-Vidal.
In March 1789, Jean-Joseph d'Apchier was elected deputy of Gévaudan representing the nobility of Gévaudan at the Constituent Assembly. He resigned rapidly from his post and was replaced by his cousin, Alexandre Paul Guérin de Tournel, de Joyeuse, de Chateauneuf-Randon.
He exiled to Barcelona after the French Revolution where he died on November 2, 1798.