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Re: Mother Henriette Delille
In Response To: Mother Henriette Delille ()

Tecchnically in her 19th century Louisiana Mother Henriette Delille would have been considered an "Octoroon".

Octoroon means a person of fourth-generation black ancestry. Genetically, it means one-eighth black. Typically an Octoroon has one great-grandparent who is of full African descent.

Her mother would have been considered a "Quadroon". A Quadroon is someone of one-quarter black ancestry.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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