This information is a result of several years of researching and numerous conversations with family members.
I would especially like to thank my mother, Mrs. Acklin J. Dufrene (Viola May Toussel) for the invaluable notes that she has kept thru the years and for her uncanny memory for family names, relationships and dates, Without her, I would still be trying to "get started" with this research. I would also like to thank Cassie Hill for providing the missing link in our family tree.
We have a family reunion on a regular basis. It will be June 8, 2002. E mail me if you need more info.