"The aimable daughter of dieudonne des las cases"

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I'm trying to find a french ancestor, described as "the aimable daughter of Dieudonne des las Cases" (in a history of Philadelphia, of all places). She was born around 1779 based on her death certificate, probably in France or Saint-Domingue.  Her name is listed some places as Acelie, others as Cecile. (Ce and A in cursive look a lot alike, so it could just be a misreading).  Based on marriage and death papers of her kids, her maiden name could be Faure, Fanne, or Ford.   She married Victor Guillou in Saint-Domingue/Haiti in 1796.  Any suggestions as to how to investigate this?
WikiTree profile: Acelie Guillou
in Genealogy Help by Celia Marsh G2G6 (6.9k points)

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Emmanuel Augustin Dieudonné Joseph, comte de Las Cases (Wikipedia article) is best known as one of the few companions of Napoleon in his exile on St. Helena. But he was born in 1766 and thus is not really old enough to have had a daughter born around 1779. For a genealogy of the family, see here.

by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (82.0k points)
Yes, her dad (supposedly) got banned by Louis XV, which would definitely suggest he's not that guy.  Though perhaps a relative.

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