AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
I just want everyone to know that I did indeed see and read the Meullion papers at Hill Memorial Library at LSU. They are indeed authenicate. There is so much stuff that you need to there more than once to get all of the info you need. Bring a translator !! lol Nothing in those papers say anything abt. Cheval. The papers do state that J.B. is the son of Don Luis Meullion. These papers began in 1770 until after the Civil War with Ms. Belazaire Meullion whom became heiress to the plantation. From German Coast- the move to St.Landry Bayou Teche . Francois Cheval was the parran (godfather) of Jean Bapt. Meullion not the father. I have no idea why when J.B. got married in St. Landry he listed Francois as his father. His father was deceased at that time so maybe he kind of filled in. But I do know that some French did use godfathers last names sometimes as a kind of honorary thing. It would not be the first time that I have seen this.