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St. Ann, Staine

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Re: St. Ann, Staine

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 8:29PM GMT
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Reviewing my information more recently, Carlos came from Santo Domingo, but his wife was a native woman, Marie Therese BAPTISTE, the daughter of Etienne (Arlu) BAPTISTE and Anna IRIS(parents Joseph IRIS and Francoise ST. THERESE). Her sister Genevieve married Francois ANCAR, and when you compare the remaining ANCAR marriages of the next generation, I would almost guarantee another sister married the other ANCAR brother. Etienne BAPTISTE and Anna IRIS had at least four daughters. My best guess for the fourth family is Martin DuPLESSIS as her husband, but unclear at present. Joseph IRIS and Francoise ST. THERESE(Fanchon in 1770 Census) were the parents of at least five children, two sons, neither had children, and at least three daughters: Anna married Etienne ARLU(BAPTISTE); Marie(1748-1864)Genevieve married Jean Baptiste ARLU(BAPTISTE); and Marianne married J. BILLIOT, and moved to lower Lafourche/Terrebonne. Reviewing the 1770 Census finds this family as "black/mulatto" but they were living on their own land, and Fanchon had never been subjected to slavery, since she was born in the colony, before New Orleans was founded(1710 or so). These families were always listed as Free Persons of Color in most records, and could vote and own slaves if they needed them to maintain their lands. The late French period reclassified all the former "sauvage" category to simply "noir" if there was no European blood in the ancestry. DNA is proving this today. Fanchon's children were sent to the nuns to learn French and the Catholic religion. They were discouraged to continue the old traditions that had "nothing to do with making a living(rituals)." Her grandchildren all raised crops and livestock as their neighbors, and followed the European burial practice, the cemetery in Diamond called the BARTHELEMY cemetery from the grandson Barthelemy BAPTISTE(his sons were BARTHELEMY) was established "before 1795" when it was first listed in Catholic records. Odd, when I tried to decipher the Native American origins in our area, I found the people were here all along, and their ancestry is all from the same original family.
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williamstring... 10 Sep 2007 1:11AM GMT 
StAnn63 13 Sep 2007 12:37AM GMT 
williamstring... 28 Jul 2008 2:29AM GMT 
onthemountn 21 Sep 2008 4:25PM GMT 
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