Monday, July 16, 2012

A little family history

One of Bill's dad's great-great grandmothers was born into slavery in the early 1800s.  Since the descendent is actually my f-i-l's stepfather, we don't have any blood relation,, but Bill's father changed his name to that of his stepfather, so we feel a kinship.
 For years Bill has wanted to visit the historic family home in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and we finally had a chance.
 We arrived after the house had closed for the day, but the tour guide was still there and when Bill made an impassioned plea to see the home of his ancestor, Pelagie Amoureux, he relented and gave us the grand, family-only tour. ;-)
Here is some information about Pelagie Amoureux:

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