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Death certificate of 4th great-grandmother

I was happy to recieve the death certificate of my 4th great-grandmother, Josephine Tesson[fwoc] who died in New Orleans on Feb 2 1865 at age 55.The record revealed that she was a a native of St. Louis, Missouri! So, she was born there when it was still a territory. I would never have guessed my ancestor would lead to a St. Louis, Missouri Creole! The birthplace confirms what my ggg grandfather[Theophile LaChapelle] told the enumerator in the 1880 census concerning his mothers birthplace. Now, it looks like I have to find the TESSONs in St. Louis cause I need to figure when did he migrate to Lower Louisiana. The earliest record I have of her in Louisiana is one of her buying a lot in 1836 at Opelousas.

Rodney


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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