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Sam family of coleur(negro libres)

Heres my updated research notes on my SAM ancestors(i just discovered
the baptismal record of another relative today!) Thought I'll share some of my family history and maybe someone who knows more info about these particular families and their descendents:

Louis Sam/Sem & Pierre Sam, men of coleur, negro libres of St. Martin
and St. Landry were manumitted by Magdalaine Masse, negresse libre
of St. Martiville and widow of Etienne "Seme" Fusilier, a free man of
coleur in 1812.

Louis Sem married Babet Masse,negresse libre, on Nov 3 1836(Opel Ct.
Hse Original Acts) after living together for a number of years. A
conveyance document legitimizes their children:

1. Jean Pierre Sam(Louis SAM & Elisabeth SENET) 14 June 1856 Euphemie
Rideau( Caroline PITT & Louis Balthazar RIDEAU) Laf. Ch.:V.4 p 132
Their children were:
A. Aristide Sam sr. 1862-1917(gg grandfather)
B. Jean Sam
C. Sidonie Sam
D. Ambroise Sam
E. Willie Sam
2. Angelique Louis Sam-Born Free(ne libre),age 15 years( Louis SAM &
Elisabeth SEMAT) m. 28 August 1837
Jean Baptiste Simon, h.d.c.l, de St. Martin,26 years old(Jean Louis
Sam & Marie Simon)
3. Casimir Sam(Louis SAM & Babee,negre libres) Bap. 11 Nov 1827( G.C.
ch. pg 28)
4. Don Louis Sam m. Azelie Hernandez(Andre HERNANDEZ of Valloidoid,
Spain & Victoire MASSE, negresse libre) 8 February 1843 G.C. Ch. v2
pg 44. Their children were:
A. Don Louis Sam II. bap. 3 July 1841 G.C. Ch. v2 pg 3
B. Marie Sam c1843
5. Joseph Adolphe Sam(Louis Sam & Elisabeth-libres) bt. 1 August 1830
at age 6 weeks. G.C. Ch: v1 p35. Adolphe SAM fathered children for
Philomene Aubrie, mulatresse libre.
A. Clemence SEM b. 10 Feb 1867 SM. Ch. v11B pg 110 #57
B. Martin C. SEM bap. 20 April 1865 age about 8 mths SM. Ch. v10-
B #1338

Pierre Sem fathered children with (1) Francoise MASSE, libre (2) Marie Leveille MASSE, libre

Pierre Sem & Francoise MASSE

A. Clemance Marie MASSE(c1799) m. Pierre Barnabe, de coleur libre, 1820 at Grand Coteau

Pierre Sem & Marie Leveille MASSE( Andre L'evielle MASSE & Marie Flore, negro libres)

B. Elisabeth Rosalie Sam(Pierre Sam & Marie LEVEILLER) m. Jean Louis MALVEAUX(Jean Baptiste MALVEAUX & Theotite ESPRIT) 1825 at Grand Coteau

Dont know if Pierre & Louis were related. but I am starting to think so.If any of this info rings a bell, let me know.

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Sam family of coleur(negro libres)
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