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Re: 1792 Opelousas census of free mulattos and neg
In Response To: 1792 Opelousas census of free mulattos and negroes ()
Louis-Marie Claude was my ancestor/5th great grandfather Louis Guillory a mulatto born 1769-1770 in Opelousas to a griffe (half African/half Indian) named Marie Claude. Marie Claude was inventoried in Joseph Gregorie Guillory’s 1773 estate as being the mother to a mulatto child age 4. On the 1777 Opelousas census Marie appeared as negress age 27 and Louis age 7 as property of Claude Guillory. Well sure enough my grandfather Warren Rivers DNA recently received a DNA match to Claude Guillory’s white descendant through his only white son Elie Claude Guillory! I’m not sure if Claude Guillory was involved in Louis Guillory’s own 1789 self purchase/manumission in New Orleans from his new owners Louis Boisdore’s Widow. But ironically it occurred before his white brother Eli Claude Guillory was born in 1790! Interestingly enough Claude Guillory gave the approval for Louis’s mother Marie Claude to be freed before Louis in 1787! By Dec 1792 Louis Guillory moved to Natchitoches to marry my 5th great grandmother Rosalie Monet! Unfortunately I can not find Louis Guillory on any census besides Opelousas 1792, when he appears as Louis-Marie Claude,but I’m assuming he died before 1810 in Natchitoches. I recently asked how was Louis Guillory combined with Louis Thierry? Have any Louis Thierry descendants tested their’ DNA and received the same DNA match my grandfather, mother and my sister have to Claude Guillory? Interestingly Louis Guillory now has both white and mulatto Guillory uncle and aunt matches in my families DNA kit, because his grandfather was Joseph Gregorie Guillory who had children with white Jeanne and black Marguerita! Claude Guillory, like father like son, had the audacity to sue Marguerita in 1782 for running away for her mulatto children’s freedom , when he had his own mulatto son!
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