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Re: Bethancourt family
In Response To: Bethancourt family ()

All of the Bethancourts listed in 1860 census are white:

BETHANCOURT, B (1860 U.S. Census)
LOUISIANA , ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, BONNET CANE P O
Age: 27, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: LA
Series: M653 Roll: 424 Page: 682

BETHANCOURT, P (1860 U.S. Census)
LOUISIANA , ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, BONNET CANE P O
Age: 30, Female, Race: WHITE, Born: LA
Series: M653 Roll: 424 Page: 697

BETHANCOURT, PIERE (1860 U.S. Census)
LOUISIANA , ORLEANS, ALGIERS
Age: 59, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: LA
Series: M653 Roll: 415 Page: 1050

BETHANCOURT, S (1860 U.S. Census)
LOUISIANA , ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, BONNET CANE P O
Age: 25, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: LA
Series: M653 Roll: 424 Page: 682

BETHANCOURT, V (1860 U.S. Census)
LOUISIANA , ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, BONNET CANE P O
Age: 50, Female, Race: WHITE, Born: LA
Series: M653 Roll: 424 Page: 682

Unless you find your family members here - you should post to slavery forum. The fact that they were mulato doesn't mean they weren't enslaved. There were slave holders surnamed Bethancourt - according to databases online:

Document Date: 4/28/1804
Document Number: 176
Notary: WFLAP Vol 8
Depository: Spanish West Florida Papers. Originals in East Baton Rouge courthouse, well indexed, good translations published in English, at Louisiana Historical Center and Tulane University.
Location: East Baton Rouge. Includes Spanish West Florida Papers
Language of this record: Spanish
Seller: Minor Children of John Joyce
Buyer: Michel Bethancourt
Name Type: No name supplied or name is illegible
Gender: male
Race: black
Age Category: infant
sold or inventoried in a group
Members of Group: family of 3
Value of Sale: 1200
Sale Common Price: 1200
Member of a family group
Family: dad, mom and boy
Slave's mother is listed in the document
Mother's Age: 30
Mother's Race: black
This slave sold with his or her mother.
SPNATMOM: native of Guinea
Birthplace of Mother: Guinea/Guinea Coast
Father of this slave listed in this document.
Father's Age: 35
Father's Race: black
SPNADAD: native of Guinea
Father's Birthplace: Guinea/Guinea Coast
Comments: listed only as baby boy
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Document Date: 4/28/1804
Document Number: 176
Notary: WFLAP Vol 8
Depository: Spanish West Florida Papers. Originals in East Baton Rouge courthouse, well indexed, good translations published in English, at Louisiana Historical Center and Tulane University.
Location: East Baton Rouge. Includes Spanish West Florida Papers
Language of this record: Spanish
Seller: Minor Children of John Joyce
Buyer: Michel Bethancourt
Name: Boatswain
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: black
Age: 35
SPELL: native of Guinea
Birthplace: Guinea/Guinea Coast
sold or inventoried in a group
Members of Group: family of 3
Value of Sale: 1200
Sale Common Price: 1200
Member of a family group
Family: dad, mom and boy
Mate indicated in the document.
MATENAME: Henrietta
AGEMATE: 30
Race of Mate: black
Birthplace of Mate: Coast of Senegal
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Document Date: 4/28/1804
Document Number: 176
Notary: WFLAP Vol 8
Depository: Spanish West Florida Papers. Originals in East Baton Rouge courthouse, well indexed, good translations published in English, at Louisiana Historical Center and Tulane University.
Location: East Baton Rouge. Includes Spanish West Florida Papers
Language of this record: Spanish
Seller: Minor Children of John Joyce
Buyer: Michel Bethancourt
Name: Henrietta
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: female
Race: black
Age: 30
SPELL: native of Guinea
Birthplace: Guinea/Guinea Coast
sold or inventoried in a group
Members of Group: family of 3
Value of Sale: 1200
Sale Common Price: 1200
Member of a family group
Family: dad, mom and boy
Children: 1
Males: 1
Number of children under 5 years old: 1
Mate indicated in the document.
MATENAME: Boatswain
AGEMATE: 35
Race of Mate: black
Birthplace of Mate: Coast of Senegal
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