This page is dovoted to my father's kindred. It covers ancestors and relatives of his parents: Morris Andrew Simon Sr. and Emily Cecile Leblanc. In addition to Simon and Leblanc lineages, this kindred includes Gauthreaux, Millet, Stout, Landry and other Louisiana surnames.
The earliest known ancestor of our Simon lineage was Joseph Simon, a resident of Bordeaux, France in the 17th century. His grandson, Guillaume Simon, was a merchant seaman who married into the French creole Roy family and settled in Louisiana in 1772 on the Mississippi River above New Orleans, an area known as the German Coast.