December 21st, 2006


The "French Negroes" of Illinois–Origins and Endings in Prairie du Rocher

In an earlier post on this topic, we asserted that the French Negroes in America had come from heat he during the time of the French Revolution. That was true around the USA, but the French Negroes in southern Illinois had arrived much earlier. In 1719, Philip Fran├žois Renault had been appointed director of mines in the French colonies. In …Continue reading →

Continuing . . .The French Negroes of Illinois

A few weeks ago, we began the story of the “French Negroes of Illinois.” We interrupted that story because we received from “an important and credible source” further information pertaining to the topic. I can tell you now that our source was the religious order the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in the person of their communications director, Mr. …Continue reading →

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