I am Mona Marceaux Lasher of Louisiana. My state is steeped in history of many different cultures that haved merged here.
In my Genealogy search,
I am researching my fathers ancestors:
The Francios Marceau Family of Chatres, France,
The Don Louis Broussard Family, Acadians of Louisiana
my mothers ancestors:
The Price Family who have migrated from Pennsylvania
to Virginia to Louisiana,
and my husbands ancestors:
The Nicholas Lasher (Lesher) Family who immigrated
The Alva R. Bell Family of Southwest Texas
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks to Father Sidney Marceaux Jr., who extensively researched The Marceau Family of Chatres, France and wrote extensively of the beginning of the Marceau in Thivars, France to General Francios-Serevin Degraviers Marceau to the immigration of Francios Degraviers Marceau to Louisiana. Father Sidney also led a group of Louisiana Cajuns (including my parents) to Chartres France in 1985 to see the place of thier ancestors. The Louisiana Marceaux's Family Has a Reunion each July. This Year it will be held on July 20, 2002 in Kaplan, La.
The Don Louis Broussard Family History was written by my cousin, Edzel J. Broussard in 1972. He did a wonderful job researching our history. He is missed. I hope he will look down on me from heaven with pleasure that I am continuing some of his work. A giant Boussards of Louisiana Reunion is hels each year in Lafayette La. I found this information through Cindi's List
web site connection to Acadian-Cajun Genealogies.
My father-in-law's, Richard, documentation of the the Lasher Family tree was completed on the internet last year when I found Nicholas Lesher information in the Later Day Saints' Web sight. This information they provided from an old family bible gave me valualbe information of the history and immigration of the Lashers to the new world.
I have found very little information on my mother-in-law's family. Her neice sent the small anount of names that I have. There are many Bell families in Texas and it will take a lot of research to find all the correct information.
I hope to continue my work and add photos in the future.