My maternal grand mother was the sister of Clorinde Rouzier Martineau. Her name was Coralie Rouzier Rocourt. She died in 1960. They were the children of Arthur Rouzier and Clorinde Clerie. The later was the daughter of Alain Clerie I (Papa Alain)(1818-1909) and Clorinde Sansaricq, herself daughter of David Sansaricq and Dinette Moussignac. Alain Clerie I and his wife (they had 16 children) were the principal promoters of Protestantism in Jeremie. They help establish the Methodism in their town by presiding over the construction in 1850 of the temple in Jeremie. This church is still there and has sheltered every Methodist generation, including your own grand parents Georges and Paulette Clerie and your mother Primrose. I must also tell you that Georges Clerie was the son of Alain Clerie II, himself a preacher at the Methodist church.
Alain Clerie I served not only as the pastor in the new temple, but also as the president of the National Assembly (The Parliament). He was one of the signers of the Haitian Constitution of Dec 16, 1888. His involvement in politics and his dedication to his country were considerable. His name and his carrier are mentioned in an important book written recently by a young Haitian scholar, Daniel Supplice :
"Dictionnaire des Personnalites Politiques de la Republique d'Haiti."
David Sansaricq mentioned by Clarissa is another generation. His wife was a catholic. He was the father of Clarisse Sansaricq, married to Eugene Marais, great grand parents of Clarissa.
Hope I have been of some help.
Say hello to your father Wes.
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