Queries February thru March 1998

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DESSESART, DURIEUX, GRADENIGO, ROWE posted by Linda Alexander Email: twinkle1@erols.com on Sunday, February 8, 1998

Looking for info on DESSESART/GRADENIGO/ROWE. My g-g grandmother was Allecia DESESSART. In the 1860 census, town of Opelousas, St. Landry parish, Allecia, about 13, lived w/Malite GRADNEGGO. Malite, approximately 36, had 2 other children living w/her--Charles (6) & Alcibius (sp?) (5) Perrault. Allecia is listed in no formal genealogical accounts of the DESESSARTs that I've found-- city, church, other. The DESSESART name dates back to Langres, France. From there, they went to St Dominique & raised sugar cane, then immigrated to LA, coming in thru Baton Rouge, New Orleans, & finally, southern LA. Allecia was mulatto, yet she's listed as both white & mulatto, depending on the census. I think her mother was Melitte (Malite) GRADENIGO (GRADNEGGO), a naturalized mulatto woman, unmarried in 1860. If she was Allecia's mother, Allecia was likely illegitimate & one of the DESSESARTs was her father--& I believe it was Hilaire. Allecia was apparently very lightskinned, and went on to live as a white woman in later years. Her children, in subsequent census', are all listed as white. She even married (common law, possibly), a white man from MS, & had 8 children. He married her after he served time as a Captain in the Confederacy, was held as a prisoner of war, &, in later years, claimed to never have married nor fathered any children. Any help will be appreciated.

ANGELLE, BROWN, MILBURN, STELLY posted by Paula Angelle Email: PAULA.ANGELLE@usa.conoco.com on Saturday, March 14, 1998

I'm searching for information on any information about David BROWN (born about 1850-60's), Abraham BROWN (born 1884, died 1974), Martin ANGELLE (born about 1850-60's), and Camile STELLY or his father, Adam STELLY. All were from Louisiana. David and Abraham from the St. Landry Parish, and St. Martin for the others.
NOTE:My mailing address is: 6914 Creek Village Drive Katy, Tx. 77449

CARTER, FANCHER, MILLER posted by Alan Bowen Email: antiqueman@hotmail.com on Thursday, February 26, 1998

I am looking for information on the family of Josephine Elizabeth CARTER, born January 6, 1852 in Big Cane, St Landry Parish, La.. Her parents were Edward Ballard CARTER and Kerrina MILLER. She married William Martin FANCHER there on December 8, 1869, and died January 15, 1928/29 in Seattle, Wa.

LEAMONS, SPEIGHTS posted by Millicent Bridges Email: MBrid68985@aol.com on Saturday, March 14, 1998

1910 St. Landry census shows that John LEAMONS and his wife Tommie SPEIGHTS had been married for 5 yrs. If anyone has access to marriage records, I would appreciate a lookup and a copy if at all possible. Any other information on these surnames will be welcomed, and I'll gladly share what I have.

BROUSSARD posted by Errol Brent Broussard Email: erbb@chevron.com on Saturday, March 14, 1998
URL: URL:www.vrml.k12.la.us/vermilion/famille

Calling all BROUSSARD'S. My name is Errol Brent BROUSSARD and I am the president of the Famille Beausoleil Association. We will be hosting the BROUSSARD reunion during the Congres Mondial Acadian Louisiane-1999 in August 1999. We are looking for as much BROUSSARD genealogy as we can get to add to our database before the reunion. If you want your BROUSSARD information in our database for the reunion please submit it to Famille Beausoleil Association at P.O. Box 1171 Broussard, La. 70518 or mail it directly to me at 120 Canebroke Lane Lafayette, Louisiana 70508. Please include as many dates and places as you know such as birth, marriage and death dates and places. If any BROUSSARD family are hosting a reunion in the coming year and lets us know we will attempt to attend and bring a computer with the information we have for your viewing. Thanks Brent erbb@chevron.com 318 989-8676

BONIN, BROUSSARD, FISHER, LABBE posted by Jackie Broussard Email: williamtaylor@mindspring.com on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Ida LABBE was born on June 24, 1878 in Church Point, LA. She married Rene Arthur BROUSSARD in St. Landry Parish on January 25, 1878. She died in Feb. 1964. She had a sister, Lucille, and 2 brothers, John and Joseph Fisher. I would like info on her parents, Clariville LABBE and Alexandrine BONIN. Alexandrine also had a son, Constant FISHER on May 5, 1873 in Church Point, with a man named Joseph FISHER.

CHAUVIN, HEBERT, LEBLANC posted by Larry Dupre Email: ljdupre@centuryinter.net on Thursday, March 5, 1998

Researching information on Joachim CHAUVIN and Adele HEBERT, reportedly the parents of Marie Vitalie CHAUVIN. Marie b at Carencro 17 Jun 1867 and married Charles Francis LEBLANC (my Ggrandfather) of Bayou Delarge, Terrebonne, LA.

ATEMAN, LAROSE posted by Tracey Larose-Wade Email: tthom1217@aol.com on Thursday, February 26, 1998

My great grandfather was name Valmont Fonenot LAROSE born around 1857 to Marcelete (black woman) and Fontenot (White land owner) in St. Landry Parish. Valmon LAROSE married Amelia ATEMAN and had twelve children all born in St Landry. Also I have newspaper clipping from Clarion Press stating my great grandfather was murdered by sherrif July 16 1927. If anyone has history or information about this please contact me at tthom1217.

COMMEAU, SAVOIE, SAVOY posted by Rosemary Bonner Lawrence Email: oldblackbear@webtv.net on Friday, March 27, 1998
NOTE:Rosemary Bonner Lawrence 3584 Sabaka Trail Verona, Wisconsin 53593-9565

Need any info on CHARLES COMMEAU who m. MARGUERITE ANASTASIA SAVOIE/SAVOY. They were Acadians living in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish in the late 1790's. Who were their parents and/or any of their siblings? Have info about some of their children and later generations of the Commeau Family. Would appreciate any help.

JACOBS, LEWIS posted by Tracy Lewis Email: Qedetc@aol.com on Thursday, February 26, 1998

I am looking for any information on the family of Hannah JACOBS dob approx 1845. She may have been born in Germany. She married Jacob LEWIS in 1872 and had at least one child Flora Lina LEWIS (1882 - 1963) born in LA and possibly 3 older children (Bella, Lilly and Blance) born in LA as well. The family had moved to TX by 1884 and NY by 1900. At her death in 1917, Hannah JACOBS estate was handled by Attny's based in Ville Platte and Opelousas.