Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cancienne Heritage

The following is a brief history of my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather which we found at my grandfather's house.

< Alias: Giorgio Quinciay Cansiani >
George was born in Venetia (Venice) when it was an independent nation. Napoleon Bonaparte acquired Venetia and put it under the French rule. It wasn't until 1866 that Napoleon Bonaparte transferred Venice to the jurisdiction of Italy. George's son, Pierre was born in 1752 in Venetia.

George's son, Pierre, came to Louisiana along with the immigration of the Canary Islanders. He married Margarite Landry of Cherbourg France on Feb. 15, 1786 in Donaldsonville, LA. Pierre settled in an area of Ascension Parish which was at the time was called Valenzuela. This area is now known as the Bunn-Hood Subdivision on Bayou Lafourche just south of Donaldsonville.

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