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In Response To: Re: LIATAU/LIOTEAU ()

July 22, 2006

Hello Dawn,

Thank you so very much for this information. I do know of some of the LIATAU/LIOTEAU persons you listed.

The Ferdinand LIOTEAU listed in the Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812 is the father of my very elusive Adele LIATAU/LIOTEAU. The persons with Ferdinand as a second name, e.g., Charles Ferdinand, are the children of Ferdinand LIOTEAU and Melitte BAPTISTE. I do have a civil death record copy for both Ferdinand and Melitte.

I have been trying to find Adele on a census record for years. It may be that she is listed on at least one census record (1840); however, I just don't know for sure.

She was the mother of ten children whose father was John HEWLETT. It looks as if they parted ways sometime between the late 1830s and the early 1840s.

I have found some information about the four sons, and six daughters (I was able to get copies of baptismal records for some of the children). The third son, Leopold, is my great-grandmother's father.

The father of these children, John HEWLETTT, died in 1863, and there was just one daughter named in his will. I do not know why the other sons and daughters were not named.

Adele may have married Michle de SELIGNY/SELIGNY, but I have not been able to find a marriage record. They were the parents of a son, Arthur Angelo, born circa 1845, but I have not been able to find a birth record for him either.

Adele traveled back and forth to France; I found her name on a ships passenger list for 1836 and again for 1843. She was coming back to New Orleans from France. It may be that she and Michel were married in France and also their child was born in France.

I do have church baptismal information for the last daughter born (as far as I know) to Adele and John HEWLETT. That child was born in Paris in October 1835.

Adele may show up someday in a census record with information that will let me know that I've found her.

Well . . . thank you again for your help; you have been very generous.


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