Acadian ancestor living in Louisiana tracing my family and heritage!

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my name is David DeVillier and my acadian ancestors have always been close to me im from Opelousas, La my family is from canada and france and also fought fought in the French and Indian War. 7th Great Grandfather is Francois Coulon DeVilliers, He was Canadian Militiary Officer,Captainmon 02/01/1754 he was in many battles after the war he migrated to Natchitoches,LA and was given the command over that whole area after joining the SpainishMilitary.
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asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by David DeVillier G2G Crew (310 points)
Lots of Acadian Devillers still living in Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. If appropriate, I would be pleased to try and look something up for you.
thank-you George Churchill, I'm still doing reseach through books and other websites I found out some very interesting stuff about my great-grandfather's from French and indian war and in Louisiana history so far. anything information will be grateful to me.

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David are by chance related to the family of Bernard DeViller?  Bernard died a few years ago but was a wonderful historian, genealogist, and a good friend.  I miss him still....   He has a lot of genealogical material at www.geneanet.org  I am related to him through various surnames from our mutual glass and crystal maker lines in France.  Viller and Villier are very close and possibly variation of the same surname.  I noticed he has both versions in his online genealogy.  

http://gw.geneanet.org/devbern?lang=en&m=N&tri=A&pz=bernard+jean+emile&nz=deviller&ocz=0

While geneanet is from user donated trees I knew Bernard and how he researched and how meticulous he was.  He translated into better French several articles I wrote that have been published in French genealogical magazines.   He and I were officers in the same international organization for years.   

If you think there is a connection here and I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
answered by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (492k points)
David, I was doing some research and came across this post. My grandmother is a Devillier. She’s from Rayne, La. I think we are related.

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