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I am not related to the above gentleman, a former Senator for Louisiana, but
I thought someone might be interested in a piece from The Times of London
that I have transcribed. I sent it to the list earlier today, but it is very
long and it may not have made it through the Rootsweb system. If anyone wants a
copy, please let me know!
Geoffrey Woollard in Cambridgeshire, England.
A family member, Joseph CHAPERON, is found in early census records
(beginning abt 1726) living along the river next to his uncles: Andre, Joseph and
François CARRIERE. In 1726, I find Joseph Chaperon listed as being "of English
Turn." The Encyclopedia Louisiana web site states that English Turn is
located in Plaquemines Parish, and the Carriere brothers are listed as some of its
I'm trying to locate exactly where these Chaperon and Carriere families
lived. Census records only say down river and west bank. Are there early plot
maps available? Are there any books on the history and settlement of