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I discovered through the French Elsasser Wurtzle blog the geneathema: 100 words for a lifetime [100 mots pour une vie]. I liked the idea of presenting my own genealogical research.
Born around 1823, Pierre Louis called Jean Louis Cicine is my Creole ancestor whose name I bear. He was a slave until the age of 10 on the plantation of Sieur Eutache Ozonne at Le François, Martinique. He was freed in 1833 with his mother Louise-Victoire Élise, a laundress, 47 years old, mulâtresse, Alexandre Jean-Baptiste his brother, Anne-Marie his sister. In 1850, this 27-year-old mason, who knew how to sign, married and settled on the family land of his wife Louise Laurence, whom he had 5 children. Even today, some descendants are still settled on this land of Roches-quarrées.
Elsasser Wurtzle has since closed her blog, the dead link to her site has been removed.