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Blaise Motte Ledger--Washington, St. Landry Parish
Blaise Motte Ledger, 1869-1875
Blaise Motte was born in France and emigrated to America around 1828. He kept a general store in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, La., from the late 1840s until the mid-1870s. A number of his customers were African Americans. The collection contains a general store ledger, 1869-1875, kept by Motte; a loose ledger sheet; and miscellaneous enclosures from the early 20th century. The ledger is organized by customer names and includes dates, items and amounts purchased, and prices. Entries are in English and French.
In the 1860 census, my 3rd Great-Grandmother, Charlotte LeBlanc is living next to Blaise Motte. Her son William LeBlanc, born in 1858, was my 2nd Great-Grandfather. Blaise Motte and Heliantine Motte are the sponsors of his baptism.