Hi Herbert, I am a great grandchild of of Joseph Picone and Louise Buford. My grandmother was Theodora (Dora) Picone married to Oscar Lester.They are both buried in Carrollton Cemetary in New Orleans. I was told that some of the Picone's moved to Sugarland TX.
The info that I have on Joe Picone's birthplace is Genoa. It's from a book I DUG UP HOUMA by Helen Emmeline Wuzlow from a quote by Rosalie Fanguy Chauvin. Chapter 40 p. 146. Joseph died 29 Oct. 1928 at her father's home so she may have heard the story.Louisa Buford died on 14 June 1941in New Orleans at the home of my grandmother Dora Lester. Hope we can compare our research. Carolyn Lester Wagner