AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Birot of New Orleans and Opelousas
I have been doing some research on my ancestor, Francois Birot II, a free man of color who lived in the New Orleans and Opelousas Areas. He was married to Marie Louise Guillory, the daughter of Jean-Baptiste Guillory and Catherine Victoire Donato. According to Church records, Francois Birot II was the quadroon son of Francois Birot I and free woman of color, Julie Dobegne of New Orleans. Yesterday, I discovered the Spanish Cabildo records of Louisiana and went through them to see if I could find any mention of Francois Birot. Fortunely, I found a few mentions of him and learned some good information.