AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[LA] Durel family in New Orleans
I am interested in getting in touch with relatives of STAFFORD DUREL (1928-2002). Stafford's parents were Arnold Durel (1905-1972) and Thelma Ruiz. Arnold's parents were Edward Durel (1873-1930) and Mary Alexander. Edward's parents were J.B. Numa Durel (free man of color, c1828-c1891) and Louise Brulard (free woman of color). Numa's parents were Valsin Durel (white, 1799-1883) and C. Lagoncere, a free woman of color.
I am white. I descend from Valsin Durel's cousin, Ursin Durel. Both Valsin and Ursin were grandsons of Jean Baptiste Durel and Cecile LeBrun, who came to New Orleans from Bordeaux, France around 1754.