Almyra, Ark. 72003
11 September 1973
Mrs. Alice D. Forsyth, Archivist
St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, La. 70016
Dear Mrs. Forsyth:
Continuing in my quest concerning Arkansas residents, I obtained the
attached four records found the Quebec Archives of 1744 records. You
may already have but if not, I thought you would like to put with the
other Arkansas records copied when I was there.
The LANDRONY is found in other Arkansas records of a later period and
this tells me that they were here quite early. I have been ordering
from the La. State Library Museum photostats of the published indices
of the St. Louis Cathedral records as printed in GENESIS (as I can
afford). In FUNERAL RECORD 1772 -1793, 2nd Book - Repertoire du
Deuxieme in Vol V, I find the name Mme. LAMBERT (nee Catherine Landrony)
indexed as appearing on page 27. Both of these names ... LAMBERT and
LANDRONY. are found in the later Arkansas Register. I believe it is quite
possible that this burial record could be that of the Catherine Landrony
of the 1744 baptism. Is it permissible for you to share this information
In this same Book in the index also appears a record concerning Mme.
LA GENEURY (nee Catherine FRANCOEUR) on page 8. A variant of this name
(so I believe) Catherine Lajaneury also appears in the Arkansas records
copied. I finally came up with a clue on this name to tie in with a
name that continues for many years in extant Arkansas records.. .Perthuis...
which I am trying to untangle. The Francoeur also is found. I have been
chasing them all up and down the river...Kaskaskia to Point Coupee... and
here I believe is another with a death record in New Orleans On pages
23 and 24 of the records you copied are marriages of PERTHUIS, sons
of Pierre and Jeanne Francoeur. I would be most appreciative of any
sharing of this entry that sheds light on my quest.
I will be most appreciative as stated and want to thank you for giving
me Mrs. Gianelloni's name and address. She has been most gracious and
Mrs. Norman W. Core
P.S. Can you conveniently tell me what issues of GENESIS has the indices
of Marriages from where they started again in 1759 to after or into
the early 1800s? Or have they been printed?