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Celestine LaCoust or LaCoste of New Orleans 1850s/

Hey, guys. I am wondering if anyone knows anything this particular
individual. Her name is Celestine LaCoust(but I suspect that the
spelling is LaCoste). She was a free woman of color who lived in the
New Orleans area around the 1850s to the 1860s. She was the aunt of one
of my relatives. His name was Martin White. He was free as well and the
son of an Irishman, John White, and Euphrosine Masse,a free black woman
in St. Landry Parish. Martin White and my ancestor, Casimir Sam, first
cousins. Both of them served in the 1st louisiana national guard(73rd)
during the Civil War and registered in New Orleans. Both men were from
st. landry parish near arnaudville. Martin's aunt was from st.
martinville proberly. Martin White was a jockey who loved to race
horses and according to his testimony, Celestine LaCoust owned
someplace called the Fairgrounds somewhere in New Orleans. I suspect
this might be a horse track. Anyway, I am trying to figure out who is
exactly Celestin LaCoust(could be LaCoste) and whether or not she
married any LaCoste's from the New Orleans area.

Rodney Sam

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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