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Re: FPOC Colonial Natchitoches LA

Hello,

My name is Harrison Thomas LaTour.

I don't believe that you are are of my work on Colonial Louisiana Genealogy and History.

My family, plus others are document, recorded, and preserved on line for the future genealogist.

EXAMPLE:

MY 3RD GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS A FPOC, AND HE WAS A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER.

1850 United States Federal Census
http://www.geocities.com/latourgenealogicalresearch/augusteluforipierre1850census.jpg

Name: Lupay Pre Auguste
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Louisiana
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): St Landry, Louisiana

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Intergrated Confederate Units

Louisiana, unlike other southern states, primarily maintained separated white and black military organizations. A few Louisiana "free blacks", however, served in white Confederated units and received Confederate pensions. Among them were Charles Lutz, Jean Baptiste Pierre-Auguste, and Leufroy Pierre-Auguste of St. Landry Parish, who fought with the Confederate army troops at Shiloh,
Fredericksburg, and Vicksburg.

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Confederate Research Sources

Civil War Service:

Auguste, Lufoy Pierre. Pvt. Co. K. 16th La. Infty. En. Sept. 29th, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on All Rolls from Sept., 1861, to Oct., 1862. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1862, ?Colored Man. Dropped from Roll by Order of Col. Gober, Dec. 8th, 1862.?

CIVIL WAR HISTORY, Volume XXXII, No. 3, September, 1986
FREE MEN OF COLOR IN GREY
Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr.

Lufroy Pierre-Auguste was born in St. Landry Parish about 1830. He was the son of Pierre Pierre-Auguste and Gabriele Tessier, free persons of color. The 1860 census shows that Lufroy worked as a stockherder for Francois P. Pitre, Jr. Lufroy left his farm and joined Captain Daniel Gober's Big Cane rifles, which became Company K, Sixteenth Louisiana Infantry Regiment. The first two muster rolls of this company list him as a free man of color-the only such instance found in researching these men. None of the men discussed in this manuscript, except for Lutz and possibly Gabriel Grappe, pretended they were white. The other men in their units undoubtedly knew them as free blacks. The Sixteenth Louisiana fought in the battles of Shiloh, Farmington, and Perrysville. On December 8, 1862, while in camp at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Lufroy received a discharge from Confederate service. The reason given for his dicharge was that he was a "colored man." Apparently superior authorities had finally discovered that he was black and ordered his separation from the army. Lufroy went home, but he did become involved in one other incident before war's end. On May 13, 1865, he surprised two Jayhawkers near Opelousas. These men made up part of a band of outlaws, deserters, and draft dodgers who resisted Confederate authority. The two Jayhawkers fired at him, and he returned fire, hitting one of the men. Lufroy married in 1869, but no further information on his life after the war has come to light so far.

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Francois P. Pitre Jr. 33 farmer, $2500 real estate, $9100 personal, wife Azeline C. Pitre 28, Francois 10, Estelle 9, Arthure 7, Azeline 5, Armant 3, Octave 2 months, Diomel S. Durio 16 stock holder, Lufroid P. Auguste 30 stock holder; slaves: male (black) 15 [p. 151/I11]

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1870 St. Landry Parish, LA Census Record

Leufroi Pierre-Auguste 40 M Mulatto LA Farmer $300 $225
Caroline Pierre-Auguste 37 F Mulatto LA
Celestine Pierre-Auguste 21 F Mulatto LA
Narcisse Pierre-Auguste 17 M Mulatto LA
Azelie Pierre-Auguste 14 F Mulatto LA
Valmont Pierre-Auguste 13 M Mulatto LA
Pierre Pierre-Auguste 11 M Mulatto LA
Eugenie Pierre-Auguste 8 F Mulatto LA *Wife of Valmont LeBlanc brother
to William, Elizabeth, Zeolide, Etienne
Meranthe Pierre-Auguste 6 F Mulatto LA *Wife of William LeBlanc

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1880 United States Federal Census
Home in 1880: 1st Ward, Saint Landry, Louisiana
Auguste Lufroid Pierre 50 M Mulatto LA Farm Laborer
Caroline Pierre 50 F Mulatto LA
Eustine Pierre 30 F Mulatto LA Daughter
Ophelia Pierre 9 F Mulatto LA Granddaughter

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1910 United States Federal Census

Name: William Leblance
[William Leblanc]
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Spouse's name: Sarah
Home in 1910: Police Jury Ward 1, St Landry, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
William Leblance 54 M Mulatto LA
Sarah Leblance 47 F Mulatto LA
Mary Leblance 19 F Mulatto Daughter LA
Robert Leblance 18 M Mulatto Daughter LA
Joseph Leblance 17 M Mulatto Son LA
Josephine Leblance 17 F Mulatto Daughter LA
Henry Leblance 14 M Mulatto Son LA
Adam Leblance 13 M Mulatto Son LA
Alla Leblance 11 F Mulatto Daughter LA
Charles Leblance 9 M Mulatto Son LA
Stella Leblance 8 F Mulatto Daughter LA
Lufrone Leblance 6 M Mulatto Son LA
Hermance Leblance 13 F Mulatto Stepdaughter LA
Lunea Leblance 9 M Mulatto Stepson LA
Hortence Leblance 7 F Mulatto Stepdaughter LA

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1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Ulis Lablanc
[Ulis Lablan]
Home in 1920: Bald Hill, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Age: 40 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Martina
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: Mulatto
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 887
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ulis Lablanc 40
Martina Lablanc 31
Ostava Lablanc 14
Ester Lablanc 9
Gladston Lablanc 8
Austin Lablanc 7
Aulton Lablanc 6
Arthur Lablanc 5
Ella May Lablanc 3 9/12
Lucille Lablanc 1

Harrison Thomas LaTour
LaTour Genealogical Research Services


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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