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Caroline Pitre

Hi, I am trying to find out more information about the origins of my g-g-g-g grandmother, Caroline Francoise Pitre, a former slave that was freed by her owner Francois Pitre in 1820 at Opelousas. The earliest I have been able to trace is to an 1808 purchase from the widow of a Jacques Puech from New Orleans. Caroline is listed as being a 13 year old slave. I did an internet search to see if I could find any info in the New Orleans Library Database to find any info about Jacques Puech, I did find a listing for an 1807 inventory for a Jacque Puech in the index. He did interstate without a will. At the time, I called researchers at The New Orleans Library, they told me that the record was lost. They also said that it would be good to check out the New Orleans Museaum for records pertaining to him in Colonial Times. But, as you know, New Orleans is out of commission for right now, so I dont know when I will be able to continue my research. Anyway, I found some interesting info on two purchases.
The 1808 record lists Caroline as a Louisiana Creole. An 1818 record lists her as a British Mainland Creole( signifying that she was born in the Mainland states of America). Any info or advice would be helpful.

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Caroline Pitre

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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