With rare exceptions I'm satisfied with your research. Yesterday at least one reference on the Favrot family being Creole popped up, and it's certainly true the family lived in Louisiana before it became a state. However, since the company mentioned in the news article was specifically mentioned as being composed of FMoC, wouldn't we expect at least some members to be listed on the 1860 census as such?
David, you and the "Delta Rifles" have a first-and-goal situation. Let's not settle for three points.