Yes, I can help you with Col. French Batelle Woodall. According to the 1850 Orleans, LA Federal Census, French and his sister Miriam were born in PA (him in 1838, Miriam in 1834. Miriam attended the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies in Bethlehem, PA ~1854. Their parents were Samuel Woodall, b. 1810-12 in Maryland, worked as a clerk, possibly buried in San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX.; mother Anna Warner Batelle, b. 1812 in either Delaware, d. 13 Jan 1865 San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX. I have yet to track down the parents of these two. Anna had a couple brothers up in Quincy, Ill. John and wife Eliza apparently were childless and French can be found in the 1860 Census there in John's household as a farm laborer. You are correct that French stayed there and married: Adelaide Harriet Frierson in 1861, and they had one daughter, Harriet Adelaide Woodall. When French died in 1969 in NY, Adelaide found work in Washington DC. I have one of her letters that she wrote to her neice, Miriam's daughter (my gr-gr-grandmother). I also have some photos. Hope this isn't old news now.