I am looking for information on the mother of Homer Guillory of Avoyelles Parish.
Listed as Elizabeth Bello in 1900 Census: Homer Guillory Mother Elizabeth Bello/Bontemps (Listed on his death certificate as Elizabeth Bontemps) She is the mother of: Phildilis/Fidelis Guillory 1849 – Homer Guillory 1852 – 1921 Don Louis Guillory 1858 – Antoine Bello 1861 – Ozeme Fontenot 1863 – 1937 Octavie Bontempas 1872 –
She is listed in the 1870 Census in Avoyelles, living next to Phidilis Guillory m. Marie Louise Bontemps Elizabeth Bellan 36 Homer Bellan 18 Don Louis Bellan 12 Antoine Bellan 9 Ozeme Bellan 3
She is listed in the 1880 Census as a widow Elizabeth Bontempas 44 Homer Bontempas 25 Antoine Bontempas 17 Oseme Bontempas 13 Octavie Bontempas 8
She is listed in the 1900 Census in the household of Homer Guillory (bad translisteration on census records) (m. Eliska Magloire).She is next to Ozeme Fontenot (through whom I am descended). Homer Gulton 34 Eliska Gulton 30 Erylica Gulton 17 Celisca Gulton 14 Prudent Gulton 2 Exavier Longo 22 Elizabeth Bello
I believe that she is also listed on the 1860 Census in St.Landry as Isabel (Spanish form of Elizabeth) Bello in the household of Jean Batiste LeBleu or this might have been someone else taking care of her children: Jean B Lebleu 43 Isabel Bello 28 Fidenis Gillory 1 Homer Gillory 9 Louis Gillory 3 Leon Lebleu 2/12
She may also be listed in the 1850 Census in the household of Don Louis Donat: Don Louis Conat 64 Isabelle Conat 19 Conat 0
There is a Don Louis Bello from St. Landry who had lands in Avoyelles in the 1840s and 1850s.There are at least 6 free people of color in household; I found the marriage record for the marriage in 1841 of Susanne FWC d. of Don Louis Bello who married Evariste Guillory FMC s. of Evarsite Guillory of St. Landry. It is difficult to make the connections without having the church records in Avoyelles or Opelousas. I am hoping someone may have gone through this route already.