Our oral history states 3 sisters travel from Madagascar during the French occupation around the 1860′s because they where part of the royal family. The sisters travel to the states with a missionary and taught slave to read on am Alabama plantation (Larson ). On that plantation Sallie Barnes ( one of the sister from Madagascar who had now changed her name to hide her identiy) met Henry ( Henry Lawson changed from Larson) and moved to Washington Louisiana. DNA test support the Madgascar story but my family can not prove it. My grandmother is the eldest sister alive and our historian. Sallie Barnes and her 2 sisters are my grandmother’s grandmother & aunts. Please help me Find out the 3 Malagasy girl’s identities.
We know we have white ancestry as recent as my great grandmother. We are Gauthiers on one side and Lawson on the other. Gauthiers where debutante and participated in placage.