Colonial Chicken Thieves and DNA

I’ve been surfing my groups today and found an interesting topic. Colonial Louisiana is a good start. Nothing is more frustrating that a downed link sometimes, but we all know this takes time to fix. The original website at Geocities is connected to the Louisiana Genealogy WebRing. This is what I discovered. One of New Orleans’ first born was a chicken thief. How true this remains is uncertain. I’m not familiar with Colonial Louisiana and so it “passed a good time.” Here are the links and an excerpt:

FRENCH COLONIAL “Claude ( JOUSSET dit LA LOIRE ) filed a suit in New Orleans in 1726 claiming that he was the first male child born in the colony. He was after a stipend offered by the King of France. In 1731 the Superior Council, based on “first-hand” testimony, awarded the stipend to Claude’s father, posthumously. In the mid-1700’s Claude was brought to court for stealing a widow’s chickens in New Orleans. Claude’s daughter, Marianne Anne JOUSSET-LALOIRE married Gabriel Adrian TIXERAND.” Link

All of this in turn had me on a wild goose chase to:

SPANISH WEST FLORIDA A description and a map Link to West Florida. This map is a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, the author did not cite his or her map source. A few genealogies from West Florida Link Link Link And finally, a DNA project from West Florida! The DNA project should be most interesting since the history of West Florida is mixed between the French the British and the Spanish …not to mention the Indians, of course. Finding Spanish Colonial Louisiana genealogy was quite difficult, but I managed to find a Link.


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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