In 1860, I've lost the Loustalots in Rhode Island (perhaps emigrated, died, or the name misspelled in the census and not actual Loustalots) but found a likely ancestor. .Louis Loustalot born in France in 1835, working as a cook in a bar in the San Joachin Valley. . now that's more like it.
A family name (Louis) the right origin (France) a cook (ALL Basque men cook, right?) in a bar (need I say more?) in California.. . in 1860. . definite beginnings. .