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Re: Still searching for African American Fusilier/Fuselier Lineage from Lafayette,LA
Posted by: Mariann Brownson (ID *****5315) Date: September 30, 2009 at 10:38:42
In Reply to: Still searching for African American Fusilier/Fuselier Lineage from Lafayette,LA by Patricia Smith of 260

Try lbffamily.com, the May 30, 2009, White Rose Guestbook submission from Johnyne Fuselier Dinsky. Possibly you can find some connection. This is from my family history: Gabriel Fuselier de la CLaire arrived in Louisiana in 1748. He lived for a few years in New Orleans, where he took as mistress Jeannette, a free woman of color. They had three sons in New Orleans; the eldest was born in 1752. When Gabriel moved to the Attakapas District of southern Louisiana, he brought his family with him, where he and Jeannette had two daughters. His son Etienne Seme Fuselier married Magdaline Masse, a free woman of color, whose grandfather may have been Andre Masse, an early French settler. Contemporary reports indicated that Gabriel treated his slaves and free family of color well, giving those he freed livestock and supplies. He gave his illegitimate son Etienne and his legitimate son Agricole identical land grants of 800 arpents each. Contemporary records that survive mention the friendship between Gabriel's white and mulatto families.

Also try Digital Library on American Slavery http://library.uncg.edu/slavery for court records of lawsuits concerning the mulatto families of Masse and Fuselier. Hope this helps you.


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