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Chavis/Shivers family of St. Landry Parish

In my research, I found John Shivers(Chavis), a free mulatto on a 1792 census of free negros and mulattoes in Opelousas Louisiana. There are also a few baptisms and marriages between Chavis in the region I have found. One of the records lists North Carolina as a birthplace. Members of this Chavis family later intermarried with free creole of color families like LACHAPELLE and GRADENIGO/GRADNEY. My people. I am wondering whether or not anyone knows anything about any more Chavis that made their way into Louisiana before 1803(The American period).


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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