Gilbert is also my Great grandfather. I'm in Mississippi. My mother is Catherine (Gaudin) Ward. Her mother is Ida (Daigre) Gaudin. Her father is Gilbert "Shortening" Daigre. Yes they called him shortening. I have a picture of him and his mother, my Great great grandmother, Jennie Daigre Gilbert at Age 21 - 12/2/1859 - 12/12/1932. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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