On a quest for an ancient bloodline, family genealogist follows ancestor from the Fortress of Louisbourg to La Rochelle, France ...by Marie Rundquist and Earl David
Port at La Rochelle, France
The devastating effects of the forced expulsion of an Acadian people from Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century are no more apparent than in Louisiana-born Earl David's family genealogy. Marred by loss of life, forced separation, and exile, the David (pronounced “dah-VEED”) family history during the years between 1755 and 1759 pieced together by family historian Earl David and second cousin Robert David by way of their own, original records research and a quest for ancestry in France, is characterized by human tragedy on a grand scale. At the center of the cataclysm is paternal ancestor, Jean Pierre David, a Master Blacksmith for the King of France, Louis XV, who lived with his family at the Fortress of Louisbourg until the late 1750s .... Click here to read more!
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