I am Researching the families of Cyprien Duhon and julia Duhon of southwestern Louisiana, Stjaramine Ellender and Rebecca Ryan of Hackberry, Louisiana, Camron Parish.I am also looking for information on David Frost Castleman and Eliza Anne Beard, Washington Alexander Russell and Mary Bardwell, of Northeastern Louisiana, East and West Carroll Parish.I want to know the decendants of my ancestors as well as the ancestors themselves.On the Duhon side, the name was spelled Duon and the family came from Lyon, France to Canada to Louisiana.They are connected, by marriage to the Heberts and the Landry families, as well as the family of Elise Benoit.
The Ellender family came to Louisiana from Germany, by way of Pensylvaina. The origional spelling was Elinger or Ellinger (Jahan Georg Ellinger). The Russell's came from Ireland to Scotland toGeorgia to Mississippi. And the Castlemans came, as best I can determine, from England and Scotland.They all became Americans and helped to forge a nation.Any information on ancestors, as well as decendants, is VERY welcome.