Peter, thank you for the reply. Yes the Barras/Bara line goes back to Jean Baptiste Bara dit LeBlond who came to the Louisiana colony in 1718. He moved to Point Coupee Par. and descendants moved eventually to Terreborne and other parishes. I now live in northern Virginia and am trying to maintain contact with researchers in LA. If you want to know more about the connection in France let me know. I am descended from the second wife, Marie Barbe Poch (var. spellings), of Jean Baptiste Bara dit LeBlond.