Shake Your Tree

Memoirs of Marie Claire, Always Creole and Always a Proud Colored Former Slave Owner

by Paulette Fenderson Hebert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/8/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781663219008
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781663224880

About the Book

Shaking your family tree might uncover Black slave and plantation owners. White people might find their Black relatives. Black people might discover that Black free men fought gallantly as officers and gentlemen in the Confederate army. Marie Claire DeCuir’s most unusual precise memory of an excellent story teller unfolds the lives of immediate and extended family members as racially mixed slave owners of vast and wealth producing plantations. The following are just a few of the families that she remembers and relates their stories: RICARD, LA COUR, PORCHE, SEVERIN, DE BEAULIEU, MAYEUX, DESNOYERS, CADET, TOUNOIR, LABBE, PROVOST, PATIN, CARAMOUCHE, BOULIGNY, FAZENDE, CHARBONNET, DREUX, BERNOUDY, PIERRE, RICHE, TREPAGNIER, CHAUVIN, LANGLOIS, DUBUCLET, GRAY, FORTIN, POLLARD, BEAUVAIS, DESLONDE, HONORE, DESTREHAN, VERRET, SOLOMON, ROBERT, ALLAIN, MORGAN, POREE, DUGUE, REUTER, DAIGLE, LAFITTE, LEJEUNE, BROYARD, BARRE, GASPARD, GUILLOT, HIGBEE, ZERINGUE, ROY, DEJEAN, DUVAL, DE CHARLEVILLE, DE LERY, DE LA FRENIERE, DE MONTPELIER, BARRAS, HOPKINS, TRUDEAU, PURNELL, RABALAIS, BORDELON, GAJEAN, WALTERS, DUPERON, JEANSOMMES.

About the Author

Paulette Fenderson Hebert has loved history since she was a child perusing the libraries of the City of New Orleans. As an undergraduate academic scholarship student at Southern University in New Orleans, she was inducted into Phi Beta Theta History and Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Societies. She possesses a Life Teaching Certificate for Secondary Social Studies.