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Yes, Eloisa Meuillon is the same person as Louise Cheval Meuillon. I think you were looking at Donald J. Hebert’s Southwest Louisiana Records, Vol. 1 thru 41.
Here is a list of books with some info on the Meuillon family:
Black Property Owners in the South: 1790 - 1915 by Loren Schweninger, Pg. 135;
Black Property Owners in the South: 1790 - 1915 by Loren Schweninger, Pg. 101;
Black Property Owners in the South: 1790 - 1915 by Loren Schweninger, Pg. 103;
Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country: by Carl A. Brasseaux, Keith P. Fontenot, and Claude F. Oubre
St. Charles: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles Parish; 1700 – 1803, by Glenn R. Conrad. There is a heck of a lot of info for you there.
Louisiana Census and Militia List, Vol. 1 (1770 – 1789) by pg. 70, will show you Don louis Augustin Meuillon as a Captain in the 1770 Census.
Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, Census Records 1758 – 1796 by Jacqueline K. Voorhies, if you are interested in just seeing a person’s name on a Census Record.
Bounded Lives, Bounded Places; Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769 – 1803 by Kimberly S. Hanger. There you will find the story of Maria Juanna. She is listed as Mariana Meuillon. She died in 1793 and her son, listed as Bautista Meuillon, then, 25 years old.
Here is the story:
Libres, as well as whites, donated slave property to friends and kin in their wills. Near death in 1793, the fifty-six-year-old free morena criolla Mariana Meuillon designated her natural son as her only heir. Bautista Meuillon, a twenty-five-year-old free pardo, thus acquired his mother’s silverware, two lots and houses in New Orleans, a large tract of land upriver from the city, and a morena bozal named Mariana. The last two possessions Mariana had received from Don Luis Meuilon, her likely consort, who had freed her and Bautista without conditions in 1777. Several people owed Mariana money, including one white woman, four free black women, and one free black man.77
77. Acts of Garic, no. 8, fol. 67,21 February 1777; Acts of N. Broutin, no. 25, fol. 108, 4 May 1793.
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