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Name: James A. Miller Jr.
City: Southport
State/Province: North Carolina 28461-7420
Country: USA
Sent: 04/04/2011 08:06:51 pm

Thank you for your grand Juzan family story.

It was sent to me by our Canadian Etienne Trudeau family association(father of Maj. Francois Trudeau
who 1702 built Mobile's first fort, he wed a "Pelican Girls" daughter of Etienne Burel, old Mobile's first inn keeper;
her mother was a Canadian "King's Daughter" by her earlier, first husband).

Maj. Trudeau's son (home still stands in New Orleans French Quarter) was a colonel in Spanish cavalry service
and later Gov. Trudeau of "Upper Louisiana" at St. Louis.

Charles Juzan's will in first decade of 1800 Mobile, provided for his white "Juzan" children and "mulatto" "Juzang"
(note added "g" which they still use in Mobile). Their African-American blood came in later generations.
His son Capt. Peter Juzan, Choctaw chief, was an inn keeper, Juzan Lake, Miss.
He may be the Indian who's letter to Gen. Jackson was that the British ships
intended to attack New Orleans and by-pass Mobile.

I descend Maria (allegedly escorted Gen. Lafayette at the 1820's Mobile ball), Mme. Marie Josephine de Juzan Hollinger,
entombed behind Mobile's public library. Buried near her is her son-in-law,
U.S. Senator, Col. George Washington Owen, Mayor of Mobile, who's daughter wed
Adm. Raphael Semmes, CSN, of the CSS Alabama.

I descend the other son-in-law, 1815 Mobile,, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 3rd U.S. Infantry,
for whom Russell County, Alabama, is name;, buried Magnolia Cemetery.
Born Abington, Virginia, his father Maj. Andrew Russell, Jr., fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain, N.C.
As commanding officer of Fort Pickering below Memphis, Capt. Christian, 2nd U.S. Infantry,
tried to save the life of his friend, Capt. Meriwether Lewis.
He investigated and reported on Lewis' death who I suspect may have been an un-diagnosed
Manic-Depressive (bipolar).

The French Juzan descendants collectively; became an all-American amalgamation of European, Indian, and
African-origins, Americans. Color us White, Red, and Blue...and a bit of Black too.

Name: Vickey Batson
City: Waxahachie
State/Province: Texas
Country: USA
Sent: 02/18/2011 09:12:52 pm

I am trying to find info on burial of a J C Pearcy and Martha who belonged to Midway Baptist Church.

email at

Name: Laurene
City: Uncasville
State/Province: CT
Country: USA
Sent: 02/18/2011 09:13:24 pm

Just found that my ancestor, Arthur Gay, owned land in Newton Co. He died before 1863 and lived in Rankin Co.
(around 1820) before moving to Lauderdale Co., where he died.

Name: Patricia I. (Johnson) Loewenstein
City: San Antonio
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Sent: 01/17/2011 10:47:07 pm

Great job of putting together so much info on newton Co
Name: Bonnie Shank Shelton
City: Williamsburg
State/Province: Virginia
Country: U.S.A.
Sent: 12/15/2010 02:11:37 pm

The Hansford Family By Terry Terrell Lange
I am also a descendant of the Hansfords of VA.
Please contact me.

Name: Bonnie Shank Shelton
City: Williamssburg
State/Province: Virginia
Country: U.S.A.
Sent: 12/15/2010 02:08:46 pm

This is in regard to the article on the Hansford Family By Terry Terrell Lange.
I am also a Charles Hansford and Elizabeth Foliott descendant through their daughter Martha Hansford that married Samuel Hill of York Co. VA. I would love to chat with you.

Name: Edward O. Norman
City: Long Beach
State/Province: California
Country: US
Sent: 12/03/2010 06:02:40 pm

I'm looking for information on Norman family in Holly Spring or Clinton Hinds MS.
My Great-grand Father was Henry Norman (ex-slave) was born Henry, Virginia about 1828.
He moved to Mississippi about 1850 to 1860 before or after Civil War live in Mississippi,
He was married to Eliza Norman she was born North Carolina .

They had about 9 to 15 children one of them was my grand-father:

Edward O Norman We is African-American 310-775-5306 or

Name: Victoria Hayden
City: Palo Alto
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Sent: 12/01/2010 10:18:40 am

My grandmother's name was Dollie Mae Bunch from McComb, Mississippi. She said she lived on a plantation. Do you think she might be part of your Bunch family.


Victoria Hayden

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Name: andrew hustler
City: Cardiff
State/Province: South glamorgan
Country: Great britain
Sent: 11/29/2010 12:28:57 am

I'm looking for any info on drum major sammuel hustler of the 1st regiment missssippi volunteers 1812.
anyone tell me where he was from and his family .
many thanks

Name: Barbara Wells
City: Meridian
State/Province: MS
Country: United States
Sent: 11/17/2010 01:29:48 am

I am most interested in shape note singing which I first heard I believe, on NPR radio,
and thought it so beautiful and plain. Are there still singings in the Lauderdale County area?


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