Regarding the Jewell family, are you acquainted with a Benjamin Jewell, whose father left Prussia and settled in Charleston, SC? Benjamin moved to New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, where his son Joshua was born. Joshua married Lodoiska Boiteur and had a son Benjamin. This Benjamin married Mary Isabel Hurst and their children were Odette, Marietta, Duncan, Hewitt, Ellet. A Joseph Philibert Jewell was born in New Roads in 1885 (possibly son of Joshua Jewell but cannot connect). He married Leocadie Michel and had 8 children. I have additional information regarding the descendants of Joseph Philibert and Leocadie. If there is any connection with your Jewell family, I will be pleased to give you the additional information. I would appreciate whatever information you provide.