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Re: john chavis(chavers) of louisiana

Harrison, we are not all knowing as you are. We simly mean to discuss our family history and the multiple connections between families that have become blurred through the centuries. I for one am very greatful for the information that has been shared and this knowledge has allowed me to learn more about my family. I have always had an interest in our complex origins and the historical context that influenced how our ancestors forged a living in a frontier. I have recently made the realization that our ancestors did not live in isolation but were connected to a larger and older FPOC community/communitites in the east. Thus, my reason for wanting to know more about John Cheves and his wife Rachel. Which brings me to a secondary question, Do you think that the last name, Chess was a misspelling of Cheves(Chavis) and is her last name Keys or Keese?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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