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Re: FPOC'S & Inter-familial connections

Hey, I notice this same interconnectivity amoung my FPOC ancestors were a part of the gens de coleur or Creoles of Color in South Louisiana. Even in the years after the Civil War into the middle of the 20th century, the descendents of FPOC tended to marry descendents of the same Class. Sometimes they married descendents of Freedman as well. Especially in my family. These are some of my direct and collateral branches along with numerious connections to other families who lived mainly in St. Landry Parish. A few lived in St. Martin and Lafayette as well. I guess since there was never a large fpoc class and laws were tight against marriages to FPOC and slaves and whites, they became an endomagous group. Sometimes, I'll find two brothers marrying to sisters and the other brother marrying a niece of those two sisters. And certain families that continue to marry amoung the same group or community for generations. ie My grandfathers family is an example: These FAMILIES: THIERRY,RIDEAU,SAM,MALVEAUX, continued to mingle with each for generations with only a few other families like CELESTINE and WHITE adding to the Mix.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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