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Casbon-Cazabon-Ronquillo Settlement

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Re: Casbon-Cazabon-Ronquillo Settlement

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Hi. My name is Paul Poupart. I am from New Orleans. I was doing research on an ancestor who fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1814, Bonaventure Bayhi. Apparently he was given property in Plaquemines as payment from the federal govt. I have a letter from his priest to the feds as proof that he was dead so his wife could collect his military pension. The priest is from St. Thomas church which is in Pointe a la Hache, East Bank side. He is listed in the 1860 census as living in Point Michel, "Ronquillo Settlement". Point Michel is a point in the river in Port Sulphur. Port Sulphur wasnt called Port Sulphur until the 1900's. I found a link to a Plaquemines historian who lists Ronquillo Settlement as present day "Home Place" which is also in Port Sulphur just blocks away from St.Patricks Catholic Church. You can try to contact them about Church records, although Im not sure of what survived due to Hurricane Katrina. Maybe this can help somehow.

Paul

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