Re: HELP PLEASE LOST MY LANDRY FAMILY
Look into the history of La Grande Derangement.In the 1750's the English took over Nova Scotia and kicked the French out.There were many Landry's in what was called Port Royal (now Annapolis, Nova Scotia).
The French were deported from Nova Scotia by the English. Many were shipped to Massachusetts, Virginia, and other states.Some went back to France. They were ill treated in the American Colonies apparently.Many hired ships and moved to Louisiana.Many Landry family members ended up there. Some of my Landry ancestors actually seized the ship they were being deported on, "The Pembroke", and saved themselves by sailing to a French-controlled area of Quebec.
There is a Landry database run by Marcel Landry in Quebec. I think if you search for genealogie landry on google, the database will come up. You can navigate in English or French. And you can select Landry in America or Canada.
Maybe you can look into Canadian immigrants into Pennsylvania in the mid to late 1700's.Sometimes the Canadians from Nova Scotia were called Acadians.
Sorry I can't help you with any more specifics on Thompson or James Landry. Russel could also be a French name (Roussel?)