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"Spanish Cajun" or what?

Posted: 9 May 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jan 2002 4:24PM GMT
Surnames: Allemon, Castro, Delgado, Dominguez, Fernandez, Gomez, Gonzalez, Hernandez, Nunez, Perarra, Ramirez, Rodrigue, Rodriguez, Ruiz, Silva, Sanchez, Sancho
I have been researching my Canary Islanders ancestors of Louisiana and have come across possible Sephardic Jewish
(Converso, Marrano, Crypto-Jew) connections that may show persecutions for them during the great Spanish
Inquisition/Sephardic Jewish Holocaust, between the 1300's to 1492. Were some of these Louisiana ancestors made to
convert to Roman Catholism, with the Pope's & the Spanish King's promise of death if they did not?

History shows, the Canary Islands were Spain's only colony prior to the 1492/Americas and become a principal place for
persecuted Spanish/Sephardic Jews to flee in exile, from their centuries old homes in Spain. All Spanards in the
"pre-1492-Canary Islands" were not truly natives of the Islands, but 1492-invaders from Spain, to the Canary Islands. The
"Guanchos"(the native peoples of the Islands) were soon wiped out or sold in slavery by the Spanish Conqueors. It is
estimated that a good number of former Sephardic Jews quietly populated the new territory in exile, in fear for their lives.
Then a century later, quietly resettled in the new "Spanish Louisiana."

Maybe that is why they quietly populated Louisiana and became "Spanish Cajuns" instead who they were. Did they have
their own identity or were they still assimilating in exile? To this day many old Spanish names Louisiana do not know that
their own ancestors came from the Canary Islands, much less any thing else.

(Some sephardic researchers say that any Spanish Surname that is city/town in Spain, could be Sephardic and any Spanish
Surname ending in "ez or z", could very possibly have a hidden sephardic background.)

Please check Sephardic.com or sephardim.com on the internet and help me figure out these genealogical mysteries? Do we,
Louisiana, have a Sephardim Jewish history that connects back to Jesus, David and Abraham, spanning 2000 years? What
a great story, if so? Who knows.

Spanish cajun or What!

Posted: 28 May 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 10:27PM GMT
Surnames: Gusman, Guzman, Gousman, Gouseman, Sanchez
Hi John,
Am delighted to see your well researched query regarding Spanish Jews here on the Orleans Parish/New Orleans query board.
The Spanish Inquisition was the chief reason for the formation of New Spain, in my opinion.

Do you belong to the Saudades Forum at Rootsweb? If you don't, you may want to check it out.

I am descended from a 'Gusman'from Andalucia, Spain... who married in 1755 in of all places, Nova Scotia and as if that weren't enough, he married a native of Port Royal.

I have backtracked and the Guzman/Gusman line were Spanish Jews before the Inquisition...but I have too large a gap to be able to research any further than c1733.

Good luck in your search.

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

kay david whitaker (View posts)
Posted: 11 Oct 2001 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
i have a teresa guzman (gusman) in my line. I have her birth around 1730 in andalucia, spain. she married gonsales del prado (no marriage date) have both deaths in St. Martinville, la. she is possible a relative of your male guzman
my direct email is ckwhitaker@yahoo.com

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

Posted: 12 Oct 2001 12:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2006 12:19AM GMT
Surnames: Gusman/Trahan/Landry/Bonnevie
Hello Kay,
Please tell me you have found a link from your Teresa to my Jean Gusman? He is a mystery as to any siblings, etc.
Someone sent me some information on Teresa Gusman/Guzman a while back. If you're interested, I can look thru my old mail for it. If my memory serves me correctly, someone from the Louisiana/Spanish Rootsweb forum sent it to me.
Unfortunately, I was not able to make a connection. Will be happy to share what I have with you.
Some unexpected company just arrived, may I write you back later this evening?
Bye for now, Marsha



Segura,dePrados,Gusman,etc

Posted: 12 Oct 2001 4:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gusman/Trahan/Landry/Bonnevie
Hi Kay,
What follows is what I have on Teresa Gusman. Hope it helps you. Marsha


Descendants of Teresa Aumando Guzman

1 Teresa Aumando Guzman b: 5 July 1741 in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
d: ABT 5 July 1814 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

+Gonzalo Panfilo De Prados b: 1735 in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain m:
1750 in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain d: 23 February 1808 in St Martinville, St
Martin Parish, Louisiana Baptism: 1 March 1780 Registered his
brand p. 40 Brand Book Occupation: Farming and ranching Residence:
New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana Ethnicity/Relig.: Catholic
2 Marie De Prados b: 26 November 1759 in Malaga, Andalucia,
Spain d: 12 September 1845 in Segura, Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Baptism: 30 November 1765 Church of Santiago, Malaga, Spain
+Don Francisco de Paula Joaquin Segura b: 27 November
1759 in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain m: 1780 in St Martinville, St Martin
Parish, Louisiana d: 18 September 1831 in Spanish Lake, Iberia Parish,
Louisiana Burial: 19 September 1831 St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in St.
Martinville, St Martin Parish, Louisiana. Father: Manuel Segura Mother:
Gertrude Banaona Baptism: 30 November 1759 Old Santiago Church, Malaga,
Spain Occupation: Planter and Rancher Residence: Spanish Lake, New
Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana Ethnicity/Relig.: Catholic
3 Marie Therese Basilia Segura b: 11
November 1781 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 12 August
1870 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana
+Antoine Romero b: 1777 in Malaga,
Andalucia, Spain m: ABT 1803 in St. Martin Parish Church Record,
Louisiana d: 15 September 1852 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Father: Miguel "Michel" Manual Romero Mother: Maria de Grano

3 Joseph Manuel Thomas Segura b: 23 December
1786 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 22 January 1826 in
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Burial: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New

Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Baptism: 1 January 1787 St.
Martin Parish, Louisiana
3 [2] Francois Emmanuel Segura, Jr. b: 1787
in Iberia Parish, Louisiana d: 5 November 1875 in New Iberia, Iberia
Parish, Louisiana
+[1] Marie Francoise Viator b: ABT 1790
m: 1 March 1811 in St Martinville, St Martin Parish, Louisiana d: 1 August
1862 Father: Antoine Joseph Dell Viator Mother: Gertrude Severindin
De Prados
3 Raphael Segura b: 4 March 1794 in St. Martin
Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 9 October 1891 in Segura, Iberia
Parish, Louisiana
+Marie Carmelite Romero b: 28 July 1796
in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 4 April 1815 in St Martin
Parish, Louisiana d: 14 February 1845 in Segura, Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Father: Joseph Nicolas Benedicte Romero Mother: Julienne "Julie" Gosserand

*2nd Wife of Raphael Segura:

+Marie Azelie Gathe m: 29 August 1846
in New Iberia Church, Iberia Parish, Louisiana d: 1850 Father: Francois
Gathe Mother: Jene Magdeleine Bourgeois
*3rd Wife of Raphael Segura:

+Elise Celima Bonin m: 26 January
1852 in New Iberia Church, Iberia Parish, Louisiana d: 9 December 1894 in
New
Iberia Church, Iberia Parish, Louisiana Father: Benjamin Bonin Mother:
Modeste Brault
3 Eloi Meresirde Segura b: 13 April 1795 in
St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana d: 26 June 1845 in New Iberia Church
Record, Iberia Parish, Louisiana Baptism: 3 July 1796 St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Ethnicity/Relig.:
Catholic
+Julie DeRouen b: 18 April 1811 in St.
Martin Parish Church, Louisiana m: 23 April 1827 in St. Martin Parish
Church,
Louisiana Father: Jacques DeRouen Mother: Marie Charlotte Leleu

3 Marie Therese Francisca Mathilde Segura b: 4
October 1798 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 23 June
1845 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Burial: 3 July 1845 St.
Martinville, St Martin Parish, Louisiana Baptism: 16 December 1798
St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
+Jean Bernard Miguez b: 22 March 1802
in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 11 November 1822 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 21 April 1838 in St. Martin Parish

Church Record, Louisiana Father: Bernardo George Miguez Mother: Marie
Bernard Romero
3 Antoine Segura b: 14 April 1800 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 29 May 1845 in New Iberia,
Iberia Parish, Louisiana Baptism: 4 June 1801 St. Martin
Parish Church Record, Louisiana
+Marcellite Marguerite Belonise Viator
b: 20 June 1811 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 23 April
1829 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: ABT 1901
Father: Ignace Viator Mother: Julie Josephe Pepe Romero
3 Rosalie Segura b: 17 June 1803 in St. Martin
Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 1868 in St. Martin Parish Church
Record, Louisiana Baptism: 2 March 1806 St. Martin Parish
Church Record, Louisiana
+Joseph David Babineau b: 31 March 1804
in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 11 November 1822 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 13 December 1865 in St. Martin
Parish Church Record, Louisiana Father: David Babineaux Mother: Osite
Melancon
3 Louis Segura b: 8 January 1806 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Baptism: 2 March
1806 St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
+Helen Muerdock m: 31 December 1828
in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Father: Marchall
Muerdock Mother: Jeany Cook
*2nd Wife of Louis Segura:

+Margarite Evelina Dupuy m: 5
December 1838 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Father: Noel
Gaspard Dupuy Mother: Marie Marcelite Durocher
3 Jacques Santiago Segura b: 20 August 1809 in
St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 9 July 1845 in New Iberia
Church, Iberia Parish, Louisiana Baptism: 28 April 1811 St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
+Anastasie Lelux b: 30 July 1819 in
St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 10 November 1834 in St. Martin

Parish Church Record, Louisiana Father: Delphin Leleux Mother:
Anastasie Landry
2 Manuel De Prados b: 1763 in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Baptism: 20 August 1785 Registered brand p.119 Brand Book SM C.
H.
+Josephine Pepa Lopez m: 5 August 1783 in St.
Martin Parish Church, Louisiana Father: Juan Lopez Mother: Marie
Ruis
3 Marie Josephe Fauste de Prados b: 13 October
1784 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
Baptism: 31 October 1784 St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana

3 Rosalie Antoinette Magdaleine de Prados b: 21
July 1786 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
Baptism: 6 August 1786 St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana

3 Joseph Andres de Prados b: 13 November 1788
in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Baptism:
13 November 1788 St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
3 Emmanuel de Prados b: 4 November 1792 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Baptism: 15
December 1792 St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
2 Gertrude Severindin De Prados b: 1768 in Malaga, Spain
d: ABT 1851 in St Martinville Court Record, St Martin Parish, Louisiana

+Antoine Joseph Dell Viator b: 1758 in Alhourin, De La
Plana, Spain m: 30 July 1782 in St Martinville Church, St Martin Parish,
Louisiana d: 3 July 1823 in St Martinville Church Record, St Martin Parish,
Louisiana Father: Antoine Viator Mother: Theresa Gomes

3 Ignace Viator b: 31 July 1784 in St. Martin
Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 30 November 1825 in St. Martin Parish
Church Record, Louisiana
+Julie Josephe Pepe Romero b: 10
December 1793 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 13 February
1809 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 11 June 1859 in St.
Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Father: Joseph Nicolas
Benedicte Romero Mother: Julienne "Julie" Gosserand
3 Emmanuel Joseph Raphael Viator b: 1 January
1788 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana d: 15 July 1845 in St. Martin
Parish, Louisiana
+Marguerite Ringuet b: 18 October 1793 in
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana m: 7 February 1814 in St. Martin Parish
Church Record, Louisiana d: 14 April 1845 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
Father: Jean Baptiste Ringuette Mother: Marie Ann Bourgeois

*2nd Wife of Emmanuel Joseph Raphael Viator:

+Marie Dauralise Laviolette b: 7 May 1800
in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana m: 14 April 1846 in St. Martin Parish Church

Record, Louisiana Father: Jean Laviolette Mother: Marguerite Picard

3 [1] Marie Francoise Viator b: ABT 1790
d: 1 August 1862
+[2] Francois Emmanuel Segura, Jr. b:
1787 in Iberia Parish, Louisiana m: 1 March 1811 in St Martinville, St
Martin Parish, Louisiana d: 5 November 1875 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish,
Louisiana Father: Don Francisco de Paula Joaquin Segura Mother: Marie
De Prados
3 Joseph Jean Valentine Viator b: 20
February 1796 in St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana d: 24 June 1845
in New Iberia Church Record, Iberia Parish, Louisiana Baptism:
21 March 1796 St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana
+Marie Martha Justine Palmire Miguez
b: 15 February 1800 in St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana m: 14 April 1817
in St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana Father: Salvador Miguez
Mother: Marie de Candelaria Domingues Baptism: 12 June 1800 St. Martin
Parish Church Record, Louisiana
3 Marie Marguerite Antoinette Viator b: 10
April 1798 in Opelousus, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

+Michel Joseph Romero b: 28 September
1798 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana m: 15 September 1817 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 10 October 1850 in St. Martin
Parish, Louisiana Father: Joseph Nicolas Benedicte Romero Mother:
Julienne "Julie" Gosserand
3 Marie Gertrude Dolores Viator b: 3 November
1800 in St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana

+Jean "DeSierra" Garryo b: 21 January
1798 in St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana m: 23 September 1817 in St.
Martin Parish Church, Louisiana Father: Juan Thomas Francois Garrido
Mother: Marie Marguerite Lavalette
3 Jean Baptiste Martin Viator b: 16 February
1803 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana d: 13 December 1845 in St. Martin
Parish, Louisiana
+Marie Del Carmel Miguez b: 21 April
1803 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana m: 10 April 1826 in St. Martin Parish
Church Record, Louisiana Father: Bernardo George Miguez Mother:
Marie Bernard Romero
3 Antoine Baptiste Martin Viator b: 15
February 1804 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

3 Child Viator b: 24 April 1806 in St.
Martin Parish Church, Louisiana d: 24 October 1806 in St. Martin Parish
Church, Louisiana
3 Gabriel Raphael Christine Viator b: 31
October 1807 in St Martinville Church, Louisiana d: 8 December 1850 in
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
+Adelaide Victoire Miguez b: 8
September 1811 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana m: 10 November 1828 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Father: Bernardo George
Miguez Mother: Marie Bernard Romero
3 Andre Bernard Viator b: 8 April 1810 in
St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana d: 23 September 1881 in St.
Martin Parish, Louisiana
+Josephe Marcelline Miguez b: 23 October
1809 in St. Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana m: 9 May 1829 in St.
Martin Parish Church Record, Louisiana Father: Salvador Miguez
Mother: Marie de Candelaria Domingues
2 Theresa De Prados b: 1774 in Malaga, Andalucie, Spain

+Francois Josef Vescochea m: 3 September 1789 in
St. Martin Parish Church, Louisiana Father: Vicente Vescochea
Mother: Juana Maria Iduriago
2 Maria Salomona Eleanor De Prados b: 8 February 1779 in New
Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
+Nicolas Borel
2 Salvadora de Prados b: 1780

+Jean Torres m: 7 November 1792 in St. Martin
Parish, Louisiana

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

kay david whitaker (View posts)
Posted: 12 Oct 2001 11:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: guzman/david
thanks for the reply....i have teresa guzman in my family tree ............david........is the name that i am tracing. i have daughters of teresa and gonzalo........ (marie and gertrudis) with marie having a son (francois segura) and gertrudis having a daughter (marie f villator/vilator)who marry and have a daughter marie irma segura who marries theophile "petit" francois david........ that is how teresa guzman is related to my family.....also i have no parents for either teresa or gonzalo.....how about you?
p.s....sorry no link to jean

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

Posted: 12 Oct 2001 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2006 12:19AM GMT
Surnames: Gusman/Landry/Trahan/Bonnevie
Hi Kay,
No link or parents for you either. Looks like I run into my brick wall one more time. (smile)
If I run into a 'David', let me know the specifics and I will keep a look-out for them.
Bye for now, I'm off to work.
Marsha in South Mississippi

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

kay david whitaker (View posts)
Posted: 12 Oct 2001 1:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
okay .....let's see
etienne david married marguerite lebleu had some simon david who married marguerite pelagie marionneau...they had son simon, jr..who married julie picard.....have no death date for her.....simon, jr died at 35....julie remarried to ursin ozenne, but simon, jr and julie had antoine theophile david who married marie irma segure....who had a son named francois david.....who married susan foreman........and had homer david who married honora prejean.....and they had my grandpa....joseph.....that is where the davids come into play..
other names i have are picard, lejeune, segura, del prado, villator, foreman, ravcoe, perry, spell, morgan, faulk, hoffpauir,
desjardio, hennet, barrorina, marionneau, l'agee....all of that to get to the david name........well you can image the names i have to get to the prejean.........anyway......have a good week-end.........kay..........my direct email is ckwhitaker@yahoo.com

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

Posted: 12 Oct 2001 1:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2006 12:19AM GMT
Surnames: Gusman/Trahan/Schneider/Landry
Hi Kay,
Wow, guess I should keep an eye out for everyone! (smile)
Thanks for sending your info. By the way, do you subscribe to the Acadian Rootsweb Forum or the Louisiana Spanish Forum on Rootsweb? They are both good sources for most of your names.
Better run, bye for now, Marsha

Re: Spanish cajun or What!

kay david whitaker (View posts)
Posted: 12 Oct 2001 9:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
tell me.......you know we always make "fun" of people marrying their cousins now a days.......but alot of that went on back then..........several times my lines crossed.....i am glad i am not thinking of having any more kids.....i think that might make me change my mind.......my sister has a friend (cajuns) that have a daughter has some major problems and when they did some cell testing they found out that they indeed were direct descenants of the same family......(the man and lady met on a blind date).....is that bizarre.......my dad always told me (in a loving way)...that i did everything back asswards......if he was alive today........i would surely let him know that apparently there is a reason for that........:-)
like i said i am pretty new to all the stuff that is available... but i will check out the site that you mentions.....thanks for the info.........i have been talking to a charles on this message board also......that is sending me information on the orphan train.......which my grandmother was on......from new york to lafayette.....in 1910.......well talk to you later.....see ya...........kay......
if it is easier my personal email is
ckwhitaker@yahoo.com
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