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I am trying to find anyone who knows the name LIATAU (there are a number of different spellings of the name, including LIOTEAU). I am looking for informtion about my great-great-great-grandmother, Madeleine (aka Adele) Ferdinand LIATAU, born circa 1805, in New Orleans. She was the daughter of Ferdinand LIATAU and Melitte BAPTISTE.

Adele was the mother of eleven children; ten children whose father was John HEWLETT and one child whose father was Michel de SELIGNY.

I have never found her listed on a census; although, I have found her documented in other kinds of records. She is named as the sole heir of Michel de SELIGNY in his estate papers; she is listed on at least three ships passenger lists; she is listed as a witness to the marriage of her oldest son, John HEWLETT, Jr.

I am looking for a marriage record for Adele and Michel; it is possible that they were married in France. They both travelled back and forth to France from circa 1830s to 1860s.

Is anyone on the list researching any of these surnames or know someone who is?

I look forward to your reply.

Thank you.

Sacramento, California

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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