According to Creole and Free Person of Color genealogist Christophe Landry, Eugene was born in 1860 in Petite-Anse, and "Eugène’s parents are still unknown, but he almost certainly is a son of Éloi Derouen and one of his many slaves."
Eugene Derouen, parents currently unknown, married Odelia Broussard, daughter of Eloi Rosemond Broussard and Josephine Celestine Lesser on 29 Jan 1881 in New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana.
In 1900, Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
In 1910, Petite Anse Canal, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
Eugene DeRouen died in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, age 77, on 16 Feb 1937. 
The parents of Eugene Derouen are said to be Gustave and Estelle (Gary) Derouen. The problem is that Gustave was only 12 years old when Eugene was born. He didn't marry Estelle Gary until 1871 when Eugene was already 10 years old. Also census records indicate Gustave was white while Eugene was black.
Could not be the son of Marie Estelle Garry, born 1851 and married 1871. He probably isn't the son of Gustave Derouen who married Estelle in 1871. Disconnecting until there is proof of a relationship.
↑ Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1909, vol. 41 (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications); p. 226
- DEROUEN, Agnes (Eugene & Odilia BROUSSARD) b. 1 July 1909 (Delcambre Ch.: v.2, p.178)
↑ Ancestry.com, "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," online database; Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA; Ancestry Record 2272 #1471497, death certificate for Agnes Derouen Buyince, cert. #53227, d. 4 July 1980, viewed 2 Aug 2019.
↑ "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSPX-6BH : accessed 20 Aug 2014), Eugene Derovens, Police Jury Ward 3 (all north of Iberia & Vermillion r.r.) Abbeville town, Vermilion, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 20B, family 386, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240585.
Eugene Derovens 39
Odilia Derovens 35
Azelima Derovens 19
Elvira Derovens 17
Theresa Derovens 16
Olivia Derovens 15
Olivier Derovens 13
Elias Derovens 11
Antonie Derovens 9
Armand Derovens 8
Abraham Derovens 6
Antonia Derovens 4
Arthur Derovens 3
Elidia Derovens 8/12
↑ "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPT1-R91 : accessed 20 Aug 2014), Eugene Derouen, Petite Anse Canal, Iberia, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21, sheet 6B, family 93, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374527.
Eugene Derouen 50
Julia Derouen 46
Olivia Derouen 25
Alina Derouen 18
Adam Derouen 16
Antonia Derouen 15
Arthur Derouen 13
Olivier Derouen 11
Eida Derouen 7
Fils Derouen 5
Amander Derouen 3
Agnes Derouen 0
↑ Eugene Derouen in the Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1819-1964; Ancestry.com. Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1819-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2002. Original data: State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Eugene by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Eugene: