Tom, I am not claiming relation to any LaFitte's. I'm just trying to follow up on an old family story that has been passed down. If I claimed relation to every "famous" person my family says I am related to then I would be claiming relation to Pirates, Generals, and Presidents! But just like the general and the president - I still would like to have what information you have on the Lafittes! I find this man, Jean Lafitte, Pirate, an interesting subject and besides no one ever knows just where your search for your ancestors will take you!