In the Pointe Coupee Parish, LA Census of 1860 and 1870, my great greatgrandfather Miguel Basso states that he and a son, Francois (Francisco) were born in Campeche, Central America in 1815 and 1846, respectively. Miguel was the son of Jose Basso and Lucie Martinez. I am trying to find more information on the family. Miguel married Maria Elizabeth Gomez in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, LA in 1852. They moved to Pointe Coupee.
In the census, Campeche was spelled "Campeachy." I have no idea why Miguel moved to LA. He was listed as "Asst. Marshall" on the 1870 Census. He was Tax Assessor in Pte. Coupee 1870-1871.