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Harrison Thomas LaTour (born February 9, 1968), a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, a notable genealogist, historian, and is known for being the first African Louisiana Creole member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Oklahoma Division. He is a member of the SCV's First Cherokee Mounted Volunteers Camp #1501 (Edmond, Oklahoma). His great-great-great grandfather, Leufroy Pierre Auguste, was a private in Co. K, 16th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Camp Moore) of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Private Leufroy Pierre-Auguste was a gen de couleur libre creole Confederate soldier who served under Col. Daniel Gober, Brig. Gen. Daniel Weisiger Adams, and Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, who became the 14th Vice-President of the United States. I am the great-grand son of Ulixes LeBlanc, (1879- 1934) and Magdelen Papillon, (1888- 1966). Ulixes and Magdelen had nine children: Esther, Gaston, Aulton, Arthur, Ella, Luceil, Austin, Melvin and Martha LeBlanc. Esther LeBlanc married Lee LaTour, son of Ozeme LaTour and Marie Guillory. Ozeme LaTour was the son of Homer A. LaTour and Helene Richard. Information regarding Helene Richard is vague; there is no record of her marriage to Homer A. LaTour, however, there is a record of her first marriage to Julien Bellard. When I started research on the family, all I knew was that the family was from Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. My father told me after my mother, Catherine LaTour died, that her family was from Opelousas and Toulouse. Ozeme LaTour and Marie Guillory had eleven children: Lee, Ophelia, E'villa, Laura, Clarence, Marie, Joseph, elestine, Adam, Ulysse, and Ethel. Lee LaTour, my grandfather, married Esther LeBlanc. Ophelia LaTour, my great-aunt married Joseph LeBlanc, brother of Ulixes LeBlanc, my great grandfather, two brothers married sister and brother. My paternal grandparents, Esther LeBlanc and Lee LaTour were married December 12, 1928 at Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church in Okmu

Family History Experience

Researching Since 1990
Experience Level Professional (certified or have a degree)
Research Frequency Almost every day

Basic Information

Gender Male
Age Group 40-49
Education Bachelors Degree
Employment Status Self-employed
Occupation Professional Genealogist