I read with interest your queries and information on "Barras of Terrebonne" Parish. I was told by my father's cousins that we were descendants of a "Barras" who supposedly was a "courtesan" of Josephine!! Have you ever heard this? My grandmother's name was Theresa Barras born in Philadelphia and her father's name was Abram Barras. Any chance that any of this rings a bell with you!!