|Donald Peter PHILLIPS|
and Lucille Marie METOYER
Wedding day - 1956
While this blog was originally set up to document my direct ancestral lineage to my 4th Generation Great Grandparents - Agnes Mathieu and Mathieu Devaux dit Platillo of which both ancestors have provided me with an interesting connection to Slavery in Colonial Louisiana and Louisiana's participation in the American Revolution. This story was featured on a PBS program segment of the History Detectives titled: The Galvez Papers.
Well, I have once again come across yet another interesting story and family connection to another couple which who had a similar relationship as did my 4th generation Great Grandparents. Their names were Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER and Marie Therese "CoinCoin" . Their story as told in Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER's bio featured in a previous blog post shows him as a newly discovered Patriot of the American Revolution who served under the command of the Spanish Colonial Governor General Bernardo de Galvez also. A Patriotic Grave marking sponsored by the Louisiana Society Sons of the American Revolution SAR is schedule to take place Oct, 8 2011.
I am currently working on tracing a particular (PHILLIPS-METOYER) line which I believe will prove to be linked to one of the sons of Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER and Marie Therese "CoinCoin" named Pierre Metoyer in the Bio of his Father, see blog post May 31, 2011. As I gather the necessary documents that will help prove this discovery, I hope to that you will join me as this entire journey unfolds.
This ancestral link begins with one of my mother’s younger brothers named Donald Peter PHILLIPS. He married Lucille Marie METOYER in New Orleans, Louisiana (1956). Pictured above. Lucille Metoyer was the daughter of Eusebio D. Metoyer (1904-2002) and Dorris DUOBLET (1906 - 1976). Donald being the youngest of my mother’s brothers after graduating high school joined the military, later married Lucille and the family moved from Louisiana out to California. This too was one of my family members who was discovered migrated out west in the late 50's early 60's.
It wasn’t until, I was around 11 or 12 years old that I discovered that my mother had other brothers who lived outside Louisiana in California. This particular brother, my uncle is by marriage our family’s link into the Metoyer Family Tree. My uncle Donald, a descendant of Mathieu Devaux dit Platillo, our ancestor who as French National and a Louisiana Patriot of the American Revolution served under the command of the Spanish Colonial Louisiana Governor General Bernardo de Galvez is eligible for membership in the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. Soon this family will have another Patriot of the American Revolution named Claude Thomas Pierre METOYER.