Searching Saturday: Still Tracing my Ancestors’ Footsteps

Beignets and Iced Coffee at the Cafe du Monde, New Orleans

On the second leg of our Ancestry Tour today, my cousin Monique and I visited with my uncle, Henry, paid our respects to our ancestors at three different cemeteries, then bought some voodoo dolls.  In the evening, we tracked our ancestors all over town from the Cotton Exchange where my great, great-grandfather, Col. W.R. Stuart conducted business to the Dauphin Avenue house where his brother Alexander cared for their father, William Stuart,  while he battled and eventually died of yellow fever.

In between pounding the cobblestones of the French Quarters, we stopped at Cafe du Monde to refuel with some beignets and cafe au lait.  They were worth every carb!

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4 thoughts on “Searching Saturday: Still Tracing my Ancestors’ Footsteps

  1. Oh, does the photo bring back memories! I visited New Orleans in 1988 and had beignets and cafe au lait at the Cafe du Monde, and my mouth is watering just reading your post.

    I don’t comment as often as I should, but I so enjoy following your blog, Dionne. You combine excellent writing and amazing photographs in a way that really stands out. ~ Lisa

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