I am a descendant of Rosette Boutte, the daughter of André Claude Boutte, and Francoise, called "Fanchon" his domestic slave. André Claude and Fanchon had the following children: Claude Boutte, Louis Hilaire dit "Mulo" Boutte, Rosette Boutte, Philippe "Philipeau" Boutte, and Pierre Barbe Boutte.
Eugene Pierre Boutte was the son of Pierre Barbe Boutte and Hyacinthe Laporte dite LaHussaie/Delahoussaye.
André Claude Boutte brought his family to New Orleans from Mobile, AL (formerly called West Florida Parishes of Louisiana) ca. 1763 after the signing of the Treaty of Paris when the British took over the formerly French fort where he was serving under the command of his father-in-law, Nicholas Bodin (Baudin). It is not known if his wife, Marie Anne died prior to coming to New Orleans or if she died in New Orleans. There is no record of her death in Point Coupee parish where André Claude latter settled after having set up several businesses in New Orleans including a blacksmith business in which his five sons were apprenticed. One of his sons with his wife Marie Anne, was the famous New Orleans architect, Louis Hilaire Boutte.
Fanchon was purchased from André Claude's mother-in-law, Francoise Paillet. His mother-in-law accompanied him abd his children to New Orleans. She also acommpanied him and the children to Pointe Coupee Parish, LA where she died sometime after 1777.
My direct ancestor, Rosette Boutte (a free mulatress), had a lifelong union with Claude Frilot. The had 12 children. She died a wealthy woman ca. 1858-1859 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, LA.
I have researched André Claude Boutte's descendents from his wife, Marie Anne, and Fanchon, his slave and devoted servant.
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