Haitian Revolution, 1791--Where Rousseau family plantations were destroyed and 6th G-Grandparents were killed by their slaves. 5th G-Grandfather escaped island before the revolution, tipped off by a family slave.
Did you know that by winning the Battle of Vertieres on November Haiti forced France to sell to the US, it's Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States of America. The Louisiana territory makes up today 15 US states and part of Canada.
Toussaint Louverture (1746-1803) Haitian revolutionary leader. Born a slave, he became a general in the French army but after driving out the British and Spanish expeditions, he took control of the island. Napoleon sent an expedition to restore control and the re-establishment of slavery. He was treacherously seized from a meeting, imprisoned, and died of neglect in prison.