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Re: SAMS of St. Landry Parish/St. Martin Parish

Hello, H.T. and Rodney:

I was reading this thread and stopped when I saw the two surnames PITRE and GUILLORY ("I found something interesting that connects my 3rd Great-Grandfather, Leufroy Pierre-Auguste to Francois P. Pitre Jr., the son of François Pouponne Pitre and Eugenia Guillory, the owners of Caroline (Slave) of Francois Pitre.").

You ask where to "go" with this info. I'm not sure, either, but check out this website: http://www.sfzydeco.com/Eagles/Dancers/dancers_2005.htm .

It contains pictures of people who hail from LA, dancing to what is termed zydeco music. The pictures were taken in Alameda, CA, and one includes the name of "Lena Pitre" in the caption and another contains "Olivia Guillory" (who is a daughter of Lena Pitre) in the caption. They live in Richmond, CA, and Pinole, CA. According to information posted on a "myspace" site for Olivia's son, they hail from Basile, LA. Perhaps there is a connnection between your Pitre's and Guillory's and their's?

These urls " http://www.sfzydeco.com/Articles/articles.htm " and " http://www.cal.net/~lousue/astory.html " contain articles about this same group of people, apparently talented musicians, singers and dancers/dance instructors.

Georgia Walker-Adams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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