I am trying to put the pieces together from my family oral history; a story of a soldier with the name of Mahoney fathered a male child in Louisiana, Saint Landry County, at a plantation named Chretien Point.
The name of the male child was James "Gus" Mahoney born in or about 1857 in Sunset, Louisiana at the Chretien plantation to a mulatto slave woman (name unknown). Estimating a birth time for the mulatto slave woman would be around the 1840's.
Not sure of what the lineage connection was to the Chretien Plantation, but my family story is of him growing up on this plantation and eventually becoming a overseer who rode on a white horse at Chretien Point. He also had a white family producing 4 children and a black family producing 8 children. My grandfather use to speak of a half-brother running away to Chicago to pass for white, which had to be around the early 1900's. My Grandfather Clarence Mahoney, Sr. was born in 1896.
If there is any connection here to your family or if you can gide me to more research, please inform me.
Thank You very much,