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Re: marie taillefer(o)
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According to Conrad A. Auzenne’s book, Auzenne, Donato, Frilot, Lemelle, Meullion: A Genealogical Study of Five Families and other Allied Families of Southern Louisiana:
Marie Jeanne Taillefert was a Mulatresse Libre or an Indian. She died at 90 at her Prairie Laurent Plantation en la paroisse de St. Landry. Her grave can be found at the St. Landry Roman Catholic Cemetery in Opelousas. Her succession records are dated 16 Nov. 1836 (Opel. Ct. Hse. Succ. #897). It is believed that she was the daughter of one of the De Taillefert brothers, both French officer’s (Lieutenant) in Louisiana in the early 1740’s. One brother may have been commandant for a while at Fort Tombecbe on the Tombigbee River, another satellite of Fort Conde de la Mobile. He was made Lieutenant-en-peid in 1741 and later discharged for misconduct and returned to France in 1747. (Only one brother has been identified by name, Jean Francois De Taillefert). According to the 1820 Census, Marie Jeanne Taillefer owned 6 negro slaves. On 15 June 1779 (LSAR: Opel. 1779-57), she married George Boulard of Boston, a mulaire libre. No know issue from this marriage.
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