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Researching fpoc without surnames

How in the world do you research a free person of color without a real surname?
I've recently come across some information that suggests the mother of my ancestor, Josephine TESSON, was a free woman of color known only as "Marie Jeanne dite Aveline" born in St. Louis, Missouri. Marie Jeanne is enumerated in the 1830 census of Opelousas as "Marie Jeanne St. Louis". The use of "St. Louis" appears to be locational instead of of having a genealogical connection.

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Researching fpoc without surnames
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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