https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A438 I really, really believe I am right about this one. This lady looks like an identified photo of Marguerite Muse in Dr. Williams's Founding Families books, Part 1, Page 290. If it isn't, she is definitely a relative! Marguerite was the granddaughter of Jean Baptiste Filhiol. Her mother was Filhiol's only daughter Marie. There … Continue reading An Unidentified Woman…Marguerite Adelaide Bourgeat Muse?
This is kinda funny. In 1786, Filhiol was sent to this area to scout around and find a place to start a settlement. In 1935, his report on his findings was translated into English. To say the least, he seems to have not been impressed! You can read the translation of his report here: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A1
Did you know that Jean Baptist Filhiol and his descendants had a claim to the Arkansas Hot Springs? The fight in the courts lasted for generations, but ultimately it was denied. The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA) February 24, 1890, Page 1 WASHINGTON. Louisiana Claimants to Hot Springs Reservation. Special to The Times-Democrat. WASHINGTON, Feb. … Continue reading The Filhiol Family’s Claim to Hot Springs Arkansas