Alexander Legaux was my 1st cousin 3xRemoved. All the documents I have acquired spell the last name "Legaux" . Of course, you may find it spelled many different ways when you do research. I don't have personal info regarding Florian but the desertion story seems to be a family habit. My great-grandfather left his family and was pronounced legally dead after seven years. Come to find him in Galveston, TX with a new wife and family in later census. I have info on the Legaux family from St. John the Baptist, Edgard/Lucy, Louisiana.