I would love to have anything on the Ferrand family. I finally proved that James was the son of Elias. I found a "letters of tutor" document that confirmed Joseph (James' brother)was the son of Elias and grandson of Daniel Regan. I then located a letter written from Joseph Regan to his brother James that clearly states they are brothers.
I was named after Mary Catherine. I have a copy of her marriage certificate, her obituary, and a picture of her tombstone. I also have a copy of her family Bible, but it's difficult to read. What I don't have much of is her life in Louisiana before she marries James.
Anything you can share would be appreciated.