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Theophile LaChapelle/Pierre Bellome
I'm doing some research to uncover the origins of my g-g-g grandfather, Theophile LaChapelle, who was a fpoc who lived in the Opelousas Area of St. Landry Parish. I first encounter him in the 1850 us census living in Opelousas as a 19 year mulatto laborer. What is so interesting about the census(I didnt notice it before) was that living with him was a 60 year old white woman recorded as being Mrs. Pierre Bellome. Obviously, the enumerator didnt know the name of the woman. But he did give me a clue. Her husband was a man named Pierre Bellome. I dont know why she is living with my g-g-g grandfather. Buts its interesting. She could be a relative.