Hi, my name is Chaunda Gallien for Louisiana. I know that my grandfather and his family where from the Lafayette, Opelousas and Lawtell area, same as your great-grand father and your grand father. We have a family reunion every other year that rotates form my hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana to Opelousas, Louisiana. So im pretty sure we are family. if you have Facebook, friend me and I will add you to our family group on there. Be Blessed.