Generally (black) or Generelly (French) families in St. Clair, Franklin, MO
I am researching the descendants of Berintha Renfro, a slave woman who had a child, Lee Matthew Generally born 1 May 1850 in St. Clair, Franklin County, Missouri. The only male in the county in 1850 was a white slave owner, Louis Emile Generelly (French from New Orleans & Philadelphia). The Renfro and Generelly households were next to each other in the census.
Emile Louis had a sister, Lovely (Eulalie), married into the well-to-do "Creoles" of St. Louis by her marriage to historian named Billon. There is also an Agnac Generally in the Chouteau household, also Creole elites of St. Louis.
Lee Matthew Generally married Elvira White 10 Jan 1875 in St. Clair, MO.
Thier children were:
Isaac Dickie (or Dickey) Generally who married Rosie Jane Caroline Clay.
Theodore Generally, who married Cora (unknown).
Berintha "Binnie" Generally who married (unknown) Murray.
Lee Generally who married Josephine (unknown).
Isaac D Generally and Rosie JC Clay had 15 children:
Melissa Agnette who married Lylas Nathaniel Shores.
Thelma who married (unknown) Sydnor.
Elmer who married Vauda.
Teana Odessa "Dina" who married (unknown) Bland
Lena who married Jack Monroe Culpepper
Berintha who married Cormick Davison
John Matthew who married Dorothy Evelyn Hulsey.
William Harrison "Willie" who married Margaret Louise (unknown)
Tennouth "Tina" who married (unknown) Hinkle
Lee A.C. "Bud"
Grace who married (unknown) Watson
Erma who married Darnell Woods
Clyde Cornelius who married 1)Alberta Marie Hinkle and 2)Sadie Marie Nicholson
Some of the descendants identify themselves as white & some as black.
Re: Generally (black) or Generelly (French) families in St. Clair, Franklin, MO
I just saw your reply to one of my posts early this year. I am direct line of Emile Louis Generelly as he was my GGGrandfather...I saw in the 1850 census that Emile had a slave but have to look to see if a female. Not sure if that is the connection or not. From my research Emile married Nancy (Nannie) Inge in 1849. They had two sons, Alexander Augusts and my Great Grandfather Louis Nashville Generelly which I wonder if he is named after his uncle James Nashville Inge? I have not found the records but my Grandmother mentioned Nancy died and Emile then married Rebecca the sister maybe of Nancy's and Emile and Rebecca had a daughter named Nancy per Nannie Generelly and she married Frances Page Adams. Not finding anything much after that on them. Records show Emile went crazy and died in I think 1879 BUT he was working at the Virginia Mines I am pretty sure, instead of going crazy maybe it was from the lead he was exposed to. Back then they did not know the dangers of lead. This is a guess on my side as have no clue except that he was working at the mines before he died.
He had other brothers and sisters that stayed in New Orleans. I don't know why Emile went to Mo. unless because his sister was there as his parents and other family were in New Orleans. There are a lot of blanks to still fill in.
I also found where Thomas Renfro came from Virginia and knew the Inges as well. He was also a slave owner and I believe he married Eliza Inge, not sure if sister or cousin of Rebecca and Nancy. Also found out that the father George Jennings Inge and went to Mo. with some of his kids and died there. He was from Va. and left his wife Mary (Polly) Holland and his other children in VA. There are a lot of blanks on the Inges in MO, IN, KS, as well, I will give you more information if I can but am still in the dark about all of this.