Almyra, Ark. 72003
30 December 1973
Mrs. Alice D. Forsyth, Archivist
St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, Louisiana 70016
Dear Mrs. Forsyth:
It's me again...had thought not to bother you again this year but 'tis a dreary
Sunday, I don't feel inclined toward housework and the energy crisis keeps one at
home so have been working on material for our next local history bulletin...and...
You will recognize that we have exhanged on this before. I don't know whether
any of this interests you into the period here but this effort is taking the
family back to it's La. origin so I am sending you copied which you may keep.
The item on MARIE LANGUEDOC, with the will translation from our Ark. Co. records,
appeared last year in our Bulletin. The JARDELAS Notes is in preparation for a
sharing with our readers of what I have learned about this family very much on
the scene in the early American period at Arkansas Post. You will note that I
have left spaces following four references from the indexed records of your
holdings that I found in GENESIS which I believe will be pertinent to this line
of inquiry. If permissible and not too much to ask, I would be most appreciative
if you could give me the information from these records in these spaces.
The second copy is for you. Location of any record concerning the death of
Allain JARDELAS and/or his wife has eluded me to date but I left some space on page
2 just in case...am ever hopeful and always looking!
Since I saw you last I have made some progress in my study of the Arkansas people
of the Law Concession...working with the 1723 census from the La. State Museum
records and the 1727 list of residents that Stanley Faye gives (I have not as yet
located this in the original source). I have been able to determine that many of
these were among those who left LaRochelle in June of 1720 on the PROFOND destined
for the Law Concession. I am working at organizing all this and the 1720-1730
Marriage Register Index you printed in the GENESIS suggests so many 'proofs' to
tie much of this together. When and if I get another opportunity to come to New
Orleans, would you permit me to consult the typed translation of these marriages
I looked at before concerning? I have been unable yet to get a lead on the arrival
of a couple of the ritacy names COUGINAN and POITERIN (no first names given). The
indexed entry from this MARRIAGE RECORDS, July 1, 1720 - 4 Dec 1730, GENESIS,
Vol 5 No. 19 p 194
COUGNON, Pierre to POITEVINE, Marie 28
excites me. I would so appreciate knowing what it says.
One last thing and I promise (but I still have a million but certainly don't want
you get written off as worry wart No. l). You gave me an Entry on AMBO, IMBA,
IMBAULT one before that was a positive for my Arkansas family. I found these two
listings in the name index for BAPTISM BOOK 2 (1786-1796) in GENESIS and I have
residents with these same names in my American period....
JUAN BAUTISTA EMBO 35
PEDRO EMBO 48, 35
They are Jean Baptiste Imbeau and Pierre Imbeau here but these look most promising.