Zion L. Davis1,2

M, #3639, b. 1827, d. 9 July 1864
MARRIAGE* Zion L. Davis married Nancy (?)2 
Birth*1827 He was born in 1827.2 
Death*9 July 1864 He died on 9 July 1864 at Pulaski County, GA, He was in Anderson's Battery and was wounded Sept 19, 1863.
Don't know who this is but estate is at the Ga archives p. 477. 
MILITARY*1862 He served in the military in 1862 at GA He is shown as a first lieutenant in District 384 serving along with Amos Floyd, Frederick Floyd as well as David and Luke Sapp.3 
Note*2003 He Do not know who this is, but because of the "Z" name and early date I included. Doris Dixon does not recognize him either. There is no mention of his marriage in the Pulaski County History. in 2003. 

Family

Nancy (?) b. 1830
Children
Last Edited19 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. Soory, I don't have anything on them. I am sorry I took so long to get back with you.
    Doris
    Recently I ran across a Davis family I cannot connect. Does Zion L. Davis
    age 23 in 1850 and married to Nancy mean anything to you???????
    Many thanks.



    Margot :-.)

  2. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  3. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  4. [S54] 1860 Census;.

Sgr. de Montezels Francois de Calmes1

M, #4860, b. circa 1650
Birth*circa 1650 Sgr. de Montezels Francois de Calmes was born circa 1650 His is said to the the third and youngest son.1 
Last Edited17 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S478] Blakemore.

Sgr. de Barbeiran Guillaume de Calmes1

M, #1026, b. 1642
château de Montazels
Reference2500
Birth*1642 Sgr. de Barbeiran Guillaume de Calmes was born in 1642.1 
Biography  http://home.earthlink.net/~calmesneck/calmes_family_history.htm
The Calmes Family and the Ownership of Calmes Neck
by Paul Zeisset

Marquis Calmes I
Marquis de la Calmes was born in France in about 1675. His father, Guillaume de Calmes, held the title of Seigneur de Barbeiran. While the family was titled, Marquis was probably not a rank [see notes]. The family was Huguenot, and Marquis fled with his parents from France to England in about 1685 to avoid the religious persecution in France, as the Edict of Nantes, promulgated in 1598 by Henry IV, was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.
Marquis de la Calmes arrived in Virginia between 1696 and 1700 with his wife Isabella. They first lived in a Huguenot settlement on the James River, then in 1705 they moved to a plantation in Stafford County, where he died prior to 1741 (although this cannot be confirmed due to the destruction of records during the Civil War) and his wife died in 1742.
Marquis Calmes II
Their son, Marquis II, was born in Stafford County in 1705. He was educated in France, returned to Virginia about 1723, and lived for a while in Williamsburg. He married Winnifred Waller in 1725 and in 1734 they left Stafford County for land west of the Blue Ridge. They eventually settled in the Shenandoah Valley, in the part of Frederick County that eventually became Clarke County. In 1747, Marquis Calmes secured one of the Minor Grants for Land West of the Great Mountains, which Lord Fairfax confirmed by a deed when he took up his abode at Greenway Court. That tract was Calmes Neck.
Marquis II was a leading citizen, holding office in the county government as well as in his parish. When Frederick County was organized in 1743, Marquis II was appointed one of the original twelve justices, and served until 1753. He was a church warden of Frederick Parish in 1746 and several succeeding years. He was commissioned a Captain in the militia against the Indians and attained the rank of Major in the Virginia Militia during the French and Indian War.
Marquis II and Winnifred lived on the Vineyard Plantation (the main house of which is on Route 621, across the river south from the Calmes Neck recreation area, now owned by Charles Burwell). The 1747 deed shows a Calmes house across the river west of Calmes Neck, on land more recently owned by Richard Plater. Plater claimed to have found the foundation of such a building. There is no record of Calmes leasing or owning any part of Vineyard Plantation, which was then owned by Robert Carter. Marquis II is thought to have caused the planting of the vineyard on the Plantation, which was the first vineyard planted west of the Blue Ridge.
Marquis II had considerable land holdings in addition to Calmes Neck. In 1741 he purchased 108 acres in Stafford County. He and others were granted 60,000 acres on the Monongahela River in what is now West Virginia. In addition, Marquis II owned a lot in Winchester when it was laid out in 1753, as did George Washington. On at least one occasion, Marquis II employed Washington to conduct a survey.
Marquis Calmes II died in 1755 and was buried on the Vineyard Plantation next to his wife. A century later, Winnifred’s tombstone was moved to Old Chapel Cemetery, but that of Marquis was beyond repair and was not moved.
Marquis Calmes III
Their son, Marquis Calmes III, born in 1726, was likely the first family member to live on Calmes Neck, probably from about 1750 until his death in Jan. 1794. Marquis III served as a Captain of Colonial Troops under Lord Dunmore during the French and Indian War, and as a major in the Revolutionary War. His nephew, Marquis Calmes IV, was a captain in the Revolutionary War, after which he settled in Kentucky. Marquis IV also served as a general in the War of 1812.
In 1790, Marquis Calmes III brought a suit against John Graves for encroaching on his land. Graves had built a house near the end of Little River Lane and claimed it was on his own property, until a 1792 survey demonstrated otherwise.
Subsequent disposition of Calmes Neck
Marquis III’s wife Betty Combs Calmes lived at Calmes Neck until her death in Sept. 1804. Calmes Neck was willed to George Gibbs Calmes by Marquis III and he took possession on the death of Betty Combs Calmes. George Calmes never lived on Calmes Neck, but lived in Hampshire Co., now in West Virginia, across the Potomac from Cumberland, Md. In 1834 his will transferred Calmes Neck to heirs including his daughter Lucy Perry. When Lucy Perry died she left nine children, including George Calmes Perry and Marquis Perry.
The Calmes Neck property was finally sold “in the case of George C. Perry and others vs. Marquis Perry and others” in 1884 to Thomas M. Nelson. Marquis III’s will had provided for the reservation of twenty acres to be laid off around the family burying ground “in case my said Nephew Capt George Calmes or his Heirs should ever Sell” the property. No mention of the burying ground is made in the Nelson deed or any subsequent deed, nor does any map of which we know record where that burying ground might be.
Nelson owned the property for 22 years before he died, but in the following 54 years there were 14 changes of ownership, culminating in the purchase of Calmes Neck in 1960 by Double E Land and Cattle Company.
In all of that time, Calmes Neck remained with the boundaries defined in 1747 in the grant from Lord Fairfax. The original grant did, however, retain mining rights and “reserving also all Deer, Elks and Buffaloes, Bears and all manner of game”. Lord Fairfax may have taken the elk and buffalo, but we have more deer now than Marquis Calmes or Lord Fairfax ever imagined.



Notes:
Excerpt from Clarke Times-Courier, June 28, 2000, page 5 “Cemetery is marked for future”:
“Another mystery concerns the progenitor of the Calmes family, the first Marquis Calmes, who came to the colony in the late 1600s. Was he really a French Marquis, a title of the nobility? “[Jerry] Dalton [of the Genealogical Society of Versailles, KY] doesn’t think so. He said there is a chateau in France belonging to the de Calmes Family, but they would have been the ‘lesser’ nobility. Marquis was too high a rank,” for the owner of that little chateau, Dalton said. His research shows the family rose to the nobility by providing some of the money to ransom the king of France from the Spaniards.”


Other sources:
Buck, Walter H. A short sketch of the Calmes family. Proceedings of the Clarke County Historical Association, Vol 10, 64-72 (1950)
Calmes Notes, Volume I, Issue I, January, 1992, issued by the Genealogical Society of Versailles (KY)
Calmes Notes, Volume VII, Issue III, July, 1998
Calmes Notes, Volume VII, Issue IV, October, 1998
“Calmes Family” in Pioneers in the Shenandoah Valley
“A History of the Calmes Family” compiled by Shannon Bennett, which in turn cites
Campbell, Mary Calmes (Mrs. Palmer Campbell) Calmes Data – from the records of the late William Fletcher Boogher, Richmond, Virginia.
Meade, Everard K. Frederick Parish, Virginia 1744-1780–part 1. Proceedings of the Clarke County Historical Association, Vol 5 (1945)
Proceedings of the Clarke County Historical Association, Vol 2, 28 (1942)
Volume 3 (1943) of the Proceedings of the Clarke County Historical Association contains reference to the dealings of Marquis II and/or III and land purchases of their relatives.
Personal correspondence to Fran Endicott from Eugene Cox.
Personal correspondence to the author from Eugene Cox.
This document is a work in progress. Further documentation of sources will be added to revisions of this document. Comments are welcome.
Revised: April 3, 2004. 
Note* He I did a google search for "scriptor Avitatis" and found this.

Jerry Dalton]
The de Calmés family chateau -- Chateau de Serviès -- is located in Serviès-en-Val, Department of Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon Region, France. Serviès-en-Va is a village of about 250 inhabitants, located about 20 kilometers (12.4), southeast of Carcassonne, population (1994) of 46,000.

Serviès-en-val is located in Les Corbières, "a range of hills in Southern France . . . . which form a transition between the Massif Central and the Pyrennes, reaching a height of 1231m/4039f . . . . For centuries this was a region of strategic importance as a bulwark of the French kingdom against Spain, its natural strength being reinforced by a string of fortresses," including Chateau Serviès-en-Val.

The Chateau is presently owned by Bernard de Calmés, the Thirteenth Baron de Calmés, who inherited it when his father , Gaston de Calmés, the Twelfth Baron, died in 1988. Bernard who lives in Toulouse with his sister, Martine, is an employee of one of France's largest assurance (insurance) companies.

His mother, the Baronne Marguerite-Marie (Pujol) de Calmés, lives in Carcassonne. She usually occupies the Chateau, often with one or more of her children, during the summer months. The chateau is closed from October to late May because it lacks central heating.

She graciously receives Calmes family members who write her in advance for an appointment during the summer months.

Here is a note from a French researcher. He is not a member of the Calmes family but lives in the area.

Bonjour Madame,

Je fais actuellement des recherches sur la famille de Calmes.Cette famille aurait eut des possessions dans mon village de Montazels, en France (département de l'Aude, au sud de Carcassonne).Un certain François de Calmes est mentionné sur les registres de Compoix de Montazels en 1700 :"le bien noble de messire de Calme...seigneur deMontazelz..." (1700)
J'ai relevé qu'un certain Guillaume de Calmes vivait dans ce village aux environs de 1736:"Monsieur noble Guillaume de Calmes, seigneur du haut moyen et bas" (de Montazels)

Pouvez vous m'en dire plus sur cette famille, qui apparemment aurait émigré au USA ? Je m'excuse de ne pouvoir corresponde avec vous en Anglais

Merci de votre aide
cordialement.2 
Biography*  2007.This document was found on line in pdf format. In order to put it into TMG I had to scan and convert to a .doc. This explains the peculiarities. MVW
A SHORT SKETCH OF THE Calmes Family
By WALTER H. BUCK

The Calmes Family was one of a number of French Huguenot families which fled from France at or about the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Such families usually went first to England and afterwards many of them came to America. As will be shown later in this sketch, the first record of the purchase of land in Virginia by the Calmes Family was in 1705. Only twenty years, therefore, elapsed from the Revocation until this purchase.

The best authority on the Huguenots in America is the distinguished scholar, Gilbert Chinard of Princeton University. In 1931 he edited "A Huguenot Exile in Virginia". This is a translated reprint of the story of Durand of Dauphine first published at the Hague in 1687. Efforts to identify the author "with known members of the family" have proved fruitless" says Chinard, which appears to be usually the case with the Huguenots.

Durand visited Ralph Wormeley at "Rosegill" and William Fitzhugh at "Bedford".

The Calmes Family is an important French family, most of whose members reside in Languedoc and in Southern France. However, as in the case of Durand of Dauphine, attempts to connect the American family of Calmes with known members of the French Calmes family have failed. For assistance to some scholar who has the time and patience I give below certain Calmes Family Data from France which was sent to me by Mrs. Palmer Campbell, wife of the Rector of the Episcopal Church at Sandston, Virginia, who was a Miss Calmes. Her father was William Bourne Calmes who died when Mrs. Campbell was very young. Their home adjoined "HelmlytJ, the home of her uncle, Major Fielding Calmes.

Pierre Calmes - "Scriptor Avitatis~', Carcassonne. :Mentioned in Acts of 1445, 1456, 1458.

Pierre Calmes, Notary of Trebes 1524, (son of the Pierre Calmes named above). His three sons were Jean Calmes; Claud Calmes, Seigneur de Barheiran; and Pierre Calmes, Seigneur de Saint Julien (will dated 1545).

Claud de Calmes, Seigneur de Saint Julien, son of Pierre Calmes Seigneur de Saint Julien, Councillor of Carcassonne
in 1619.

Jean Francois de Calmes Seigneur de Saint Julien, son of Claud de Calmes, Seigneur de Saint Julien.
     
Guillaume de Calmes (born 1642), Seigneur de Barbeiran, son of Jean Francois de Calmes, Seigneur de Saint Julien. (This last named may have been the ancestor of the Virginia Calmes Family for one of the legends in the family is that the original Marquis Calmes come to Virginia with a brother William who doubtless was named for his father). References to Marquis Calmes in many historical writings as being a French Marquis are without foundation.
In Fairfax Harrison's "Landmarks of Old Prince William", Volume I, Chapter 13, we find that Nicholas Hayward of London purchased from Lord Culpepper, who was then the proprietor of the Northern Neck, 30,000 acres of land in Stafford County. In 1686 Haywal-d together with Richard Foote and Robert Bristow of London and George Brent of Stafford County formed a partnership to exploit this land. Eventually the Haywards sold their land, the Footes settled on their lands and so did the Brents, while the Bristows' land was ultimately confiscated.
On some of this land on Aquia Creek the Calmes settled.
Harrison notes that in 1706 and 1709 one who is listed in the land books as 'Marquess Calmeby' had proprietary grants on the upper water of Aquia". (Page 189). This was Marquis Calmes I and Harrison suggests that the Huguenots in Stafford County were an overflow from the Huguenot settlement at Manakintown. However, in Brock's authoritative "Huguenot Emigration to America" (Collections Virginia Historical Society, Volume V, 1886) which tells of Manakintown the Calmes name does not appear. That settlement took place in 1700 and included 500 emigrants under the leadership of lVlarquis de la l\iuce and the land occupied by them was a gift from the Colony of Virginia.
William F. Boogher, the author of "Gleanings of Virginia History", in an unpublished note on the Calmes Family records that on May 11, 1705, a land warrant for 711 acres on the North Run of Aquia Creek was assigned to Marquis Calmes I by Nicholas Brent. This warrant was confirmed to him by a grant from Lady Culpepper, Thomas Fairfax, and Catherine, his wife, October 5, 1705. (Liber 3, folio 147, Northern Neck Land Grants, Richmond, Virginia). It was actually executed in Lancaster County at the time when Robert (King) Carter was the Agent for the Proprietors but the original records having been destroyed, Carter's signature as Agent cannot be verified.
In addition, Boogher records that he received another grant for 744 acres on the South Run of Aquia Creek adjoining his own lands and the lands of Henry Brent and Col. Robert Carter. (Libel' 3, folio 223, Northern Neck Land Grants). These two tracts were surveyed by Thomas Gregg.

This Marquis Calmes I, according to Boogher, died in Stafford County prior to 1741 but because of the destruction of the early records of that County further evidence could not be found. Boogher relates that his son, Marquis Calmes II, was educated in France and returned to Virginia about 1723, and on October 21, 1741, purchased 108 acres of land on Hope Creek, Stafford County (Liber E, folio 342, Northern Neck Land Grants). This was surveyed by John Savage.
According to Harrison, the land grants referred to by him adjoined those of William WalIer, but Harrison was mistaken in thinking that Marquis Calmes I married William Waller's daughter Winnifred for, in fact, her husband was Marquis Calmes II. We know that Marquis Calmes II died in Frederick County in 1755 and that letters on his estate were granted in that year to his eldest son,William Waller Calmes (Frederick County Order Book 16, page 340).
According to Boogher, Marquis Calmes II was born in Stafford County in 1705 and if this latter date is correct he could not have been the Marquis Calmes who purchased land in 1705. The inscription on the tombstone of Winnifred Waller Calmes in the Old Chapel Cemetery near Millwood records her death on October 6, 1751, aged 42, she and her husband having been married twenty six years. Their marriage, therefore, took place in 1725 when she was sixteen years old and he,according to Boogher, was twenty
years old.
The records of Frederick County show that Marquis Calmes II was one of the Justices composing the first Court held in Frederick County, that he was an officer in the Virginia Militia, that he was on the Vestry of Frederick Parish and that when Winchester was laid out in 1753 Marquis Calmes II became the owner of Lot 16.
In Wayland's "History of Shenandoah County" I find the following (page 668), "In the year 1754 there were only four 'chairs' in Frederick County. A chair (chaise) was a two-wheeled gig and the four in Frederick County referred to belonged to "Lord Fairfax, Colonel James Wood, Marquis Calmes and John Hite."
Marquis Calmes II's wife, as already stated, died October 6, 1751, and her tombstone now rests in. the Old Chapel Cemetery near Millwood, which cemetery remains as a memorial to the loving care of Dr. Robert G. Randolph of "New Market". From "The Old Chapel" published by the Blue Ridge. Press in 1906, it appears that the tombstone ofWinnifredWallerGaImes, the wife of1\. 
Name Variation  Sgr. de Barbeiran Guillaume de Calmes was also known as Sgr de Barbeiran. 

Family

Child
Last Edited17 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S478] Blakemore.
  2. [S627] Unknown author, "Peterman," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Sgr. de Montezels Jacques de Calmes1

M, #4859, b. 1652
Death* Sgr. de Montezels Jacques de Calmes died He died beofre his brother as the brother inheirted his title. 
Birth*1652 He was born in 1652.1 
Last Edited19 Oct 2007

Citations

  1. [S478] Blakemore.

Sgr. de St. Julien Jean de Calmes

M, #4880, d. 1614
Death*1614 Sgr. de St. Julien Jean de Calmes died in 1614. 
Last Edited19 Oct 2007

Isabelle de Clare1

F, #2727, d. 1217
MARRIAGE* Isabelle de Clare married John Lackland, son of Henry II Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine
Divorce*say 1207 She and John Lackland were divorced say 1207. 
Death*1217 She died in 1217. 
Married Name Her married name was Lackland. 

Family

John Lackland b. 1167, d. 1216
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S416] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Marie de MARINES

F, #5297, d. after 1704
MARRIAGE* Marie de MARINES married Pierre Burgevin I received this information from Steve Rondeau who seems credible. She and daughter are mentioned in husband's inventory dated 1704. 
Death*after 1704 She died after 1704. 
Married Name Her married name was Burgevin. 

Family

Pierre Burgevin d. before 22 August 1704
Child
Last Edited13 Sep 2010

Adelaide Theodora De Valcourt1

F, #4270, b. 11 April 1765, d. circa 1800
Father*Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt1 b. 24 Dec 1718, d. c 1798
Mother*Catherine Marguerite Francfort1 d. 20 Mar 1794
Birth*11 April 1765 Adelaide Theodora De Valcourt was born on 11 April 1765 at Paris, France, Baptism - De Valcourt. Adelaide, daughter of Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt and Catherine Marguerite Francfort, 12 April 1765.1
 She was the daughter of Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt and Catherine Marguerite Francfort.1 
Death*circa 1800 She died circa 1800 According to the Paris Archives Parish Archives Reference ET/XVII/1089: May 28th, 1799, three of Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt's children ---Adelaide, Angelique Sophie, and Alexandre --- and one sister, Adelaide Theodora, are selling two houses, one on the rue Montmartre and on the rue Ponceau, that they have inherited from their father. The rue Monmartre house had been inherited by Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt from his parents, Jean Baptiste Galopin and Anne Bonnet. 
Married Name Her married name was d'Evequemont. 
Last Edited9 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S576] Vic Jeter, "Vic," e-mail to MVW, January 2006.

Alex de Valcourt

M, #3344, b. 1842
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*1842 Alex de Valcourt was born in 1842. 
 He was the son of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Alexander Joseph de Valcourt1

M, #470, b. circa 1795, d. 1879
Father*Francis Alexandre de Valcourt b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 8 Sep 1833
Mother*Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
MARRIAGE* Alexander Joseph de Valcourt married Constance Hollard, daughter of Henri Hollard, at France. 
Birth*circa 1795 He was born circa 1795 at Baltimore, MD, United States. 
 He was the son of Francis Alexandre de Valcourt and Margaret Hermange Gold
Death*1879 He died in 1879 at Cannes, France, in      Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes (06), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.2 
Biography*  He returned to France and married Constance Hollard. Alexandre Joseph (1795-1879), married Olympe Esther Marie Hollard, returned to France abt 1819 where in 1830, Louis Philippe, then King of France restored his title and made him Architect General of Paris. Alexandre died in Cannes, 1879;

Temple du Luxembourg
Completed in:      1857
Status:      in use
Address:      58 rue Madame
Location:      6th arrondissment, Paris, Ile de France, France
     
Temple du Luxembourg
Click on the image to enlarge it.
Function / usage:      
     Church

Persons involved with this structure
Legend: Phase of works
Role     Name     Part of structure
Architect      Alexandre Joseph de Valcourt      

Passport. Alexandre Joseph de Valcourt. 14 May 1819.



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Family

Constance Hollard b. 1806, d. 20 February 1890
Last Edited6 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005.
  2. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005, Date not place given by Tom. Place came from another source named Vic who corresponded with Tom.
  3. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005, Ton got this information from someone named Vic who shares this person as a common ancestor.

Angelique Sophie De Valcourt1

F, #4272, b. 30 March 1767
Father*Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt1 b. 24 Dec 1718, d. c 1798
Mother*Catherine Marguerite Francfort1 d. 20 Mar 1794
Birth*30 March 1767 Angelique Sophie De Valcourt was born on 30 March 1767 at Paris, France, Baptism - De Valcourt. Angelique Sophie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt and Catherine Marguerite Francfort, 31 March 1767.1
 She was the daughter of Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt and Catherine Marguerite Francfort.1 
MARRIAGE*27 January 1784 She married Augustin Pierre Devarrene on 27 January 1784 at St. Eustache Parish, Paris, France, Baptism - De Valcourt. Angelique Sophie, daughter of Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt and Catherine Marguerite Francfort, 31 March 1767.1 
Married Name27 January 1784  As of 27 January 1784,her married name was Devarrene. 

Family

Augustin Pierre Devarrene
Last Edited15 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. [S576] Vic Jeter, "Vic," e-mail to MVW, January 2006.

Caroline Hermange de Valcourt

F, #473, b. 1 May 1801, d. 29 June 1864
Father*Francis Alexandre de Valcourt b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 8 Sep 1833
Mother*Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
Birth*1 May 1801 Caroline Hermange de Valcourt was born on 1 May 1801 at MD.1 
 She was the daughter of Francis Alexandre de Valcourt and Margaret Hermange Gold
MARRIAGE*2 February 1830 She married Dr. Jerome Francis Mudd on 2 February 1830 at Baltimore, MD.2 
Death*29 June 1864 She died on 29 June 1864 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, at age 63. 
Burial*1864 She was buried in 1864 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. 
Married Name2 February 1830  As of 2 February 1830,her married name was Mudd. 

Family

Dr. Jerome Francis Mudd b. 23 November 1799, d. 2 June 1864
Children
Last Edited16 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. [S52] 1850 Census;, Census states she was born in Maryland.
  2. [S565] M.D Richard D. Mudd, Mudd Family.

Charles de Valcourt

M, #3347, b. 1850
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*1850 Charles de Valcourt was born in 1850. 
 He was the son of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Elizabeth de Valcourt

F, #3346, b. 1848
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*1848 Elizabeth de Valcourt was born in 1848. 
 She was the daughter of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Francis Alexandre de Valcourt1,2

M, #285, b. 2 July 1760, d. 8 September 1833
Alesander DeValcourt
Father*Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt b. 24 Dec 1718, d. c 1798
Mother*Catherine Marguerite Francfort d. 20 Mar 1794
Birth*2 July 1760 Francis Alexandre de Valcourt was born on 2 July 1760 at Paris, France.3 
 He was the son of Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt and Catherine Marguerite Francfort
MARRIAGE*18 July 1794 He married Margaret Hermange Gold, daughter of Oliver Gold and Margaret or Martha LeBlanc, on 18 July 1794 at St. Peter's Church, Baltimore, MD.
Death*8 September 1833 He died on 8 September 1833 at Paris, France, at age 73 From the Baltimore American & Commercial Daily Advertiser, Tuesday, 19 November 1833: In Paris on the 8th of September, in the 74th year of his age, ALEXANDER DE VALCOURT, formerly and for many years a respectable inhabitant of this city. Here's a contrary statement:
From 1903
article by Mrs. E. P. Jenkins in the Baltimore Sun: "... among those who escaped from France were Comte Alexandre de Valcourt. Comte deValcourt married Miss Margaret Gold. With his wife and children he returned to France a few years after he was married, but, finding affairs there still unsettled he came back to Baltimore, where he died without ever seeing his native land again. In 1830, Louis Phillipe, then king of France, restored the son's (Alexandre) title and made him Architect General of Paris....";

1810 Census of Baltimore, MD, pg. 178 (See Sec. 1, p. 22a of Vic Jeter's book) He was married to Margaret (Marguerite) Hermange GOLD on 18 Jul 1794 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. He was sealed to spouse on 6 Apr 1978 in the St. George, Utah LDS temple.

Here's Vic Jeter's take on it in 1999
Looking for information on Jean Baptiste Bernard deValcourt, solicitor in Chamber of Accounts of Louis XV in Paris for three decades in the 1700s, a post also held by his father for many years before him. Married to Margaret(?) Provost with issue: Francois Alexandre (1760-1833); Adelaide Theodora married to Alexandre John Cauchy; and another son, name unknown. One of his two sons, Francois Alexandre, came to Baltimore, Maryland in 1793, married an Acadian exile, Margaret Hermange Gold in 1794 and raised a large family there. One of their sons, Alexandre Joseph deValcourt, returned to France where he married a Constance Hollard who died 2/20/1890 in Villa Hauterive, Cannes. Francois Alexandre himself returned to Paris for a few years, 1799-1802, where a daughter Caroline Hermange was born in 1801, and finally in about 1830, dying there September 8th, 1833. His place of burial is unknown.3
EMAIL*  Margo - You were wondering how I was descended or where I was in the family of the deValcourt family. I was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. My father, along with his siblings, parents and grandparents are from Louisiana. My 4th great grandfather was Alexandre deValcourt; the one who had came from France in the late 1700's to Baltimore, Maryland area and married the girl from Canada. Any help would be very appreciative.Thank You,
William J. deValcourt 3711 Erickson Ave. Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 Nov. 2000. 
Note*1799 He Parish Archives Reference ET/XVII/1089: May 28th, 1799, three of Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt's children ---Adelaide, Angelique Sophie, and Alexandre --- and one sister, Adelaide Theodora, are selling two houses, one on the rue Montmartre and on the rue Ponceau, that they have inherited from their father. The rue Monmartre house had been inherited by Jean Baptiste Bernard de Valcourt from his parents, Jean Baptiste Galopin and Anne Bonnet. in 1799. 
Naturalization*4 December 1804 He was naturalized on 4 December 1804.
CENSUS1810*1810 He appeared on the census in 1810 at Baltimore, MD; Here is a description of his property on Vulcan Alley. Apparently the property belonged to his father in law.

http://books.google.com/ebooks/reader?id=-9kBAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&pg=GBS.PA217.4 
TRIP*1819 He wason a trip in 1819.
CENSUS1820*1820 He appeared on the census in 1820 at Baltimore, MD. 

Family

Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
MARRIAGE*18 July 1794 He married Margaret Hermange Gold, daughter of Oliver Gold and Margaret or Martha LeBlanc, on 18 July 1794 at Baltimore, MD.
Children
Last Edited25 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. Tom Thompson calls him Francois Theodore deValcourt.
  2. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005, Tom calls him Francois Theodore deValcourt.
  3. [S576] Vic Jeter, "Vic," e-mail to MVW, January 2006.
  4. [S48] 1810 Census;.

Francois Theodore de Valcourt

M, #3351, b. circa 1840
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*circa 1840 Francois Theodore de Valcourt was born circa 1840 He served in the Civil War. 
 He was the son of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

John Auguste de Valcourt

M, #480
Father*Theodore Jean de Valcourt b. 1796, d. 27 Sep 1847
Mother*Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry
 John Auguste de Valcourt was the son of Theodore Jean de Valcourt and Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry
MARRIAGE*21 November 1859 He married Rose Bienvenu, daughter of Theodule Bienvenu and Marie Celeste Fontenet, on 21 November 1859. 

Family

Rose Bienvenu
Last Edited11 Jun 1998

John Taylor de Valcourt

M, #3345, b. 1846
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*1846 John Taylor de Valcourt was born in 1846. 
 He was the son of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited25 Feb 2010

John W (or Jean) de Valcourt1,2

M, #478, b. 14 October 1809, d. 2 January 1863
Father*Francis Alexandre de Valcourt b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 8 Sep 1833
Mother*Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
MARRIAGE* John W (or Jean) de Valcourt married Sarah Marsh
Birth*14 October 1809 He was born on 14 October 1809 at Baltimore, MD. 
 He was the son of Francis Alexandre de Valcourt and Margaret Hermange Gold
Death1863 He died in 1863.2 
Death*2 January 1863 He died on 2 January 1863 at New Iberia, LA, at age 53. 
CENSUS1850*1850  In 1850 John and Sarah had nine children per 1850 census p. 229a.3 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at St. Martin, LA. 
Occupation*1860 He was in 1860 at Merchant.4 

Family

Sarah Marsh b. 1820
MARRIAGE* He married Sarah Marsh
Children
Last Edited16 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. Another source gives his name as Jean Baptiste Bernard Peter.
  2. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005.
  3. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  4. [S54] 1860 Census;.

Margaret de Valcourt

F, #3349, b. 1856
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*1856 Margaret de Valcourt was born in 1856. 
 She was the daughter of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Martha Eugenia De Valcourt

F, #165, b. 1813, d. 5 December 1903
Beggs and Smith Coin silver tea set
Creamer for Mrtha's Tea set
Father*Francis Alexandre de Valcourt b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 8 Sep 1833
Mother*Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
Birth*1813 Martha Eugenia De Valcourt was born in 1813 at Baltimore, MD. 
 She was the daughter of Francis Alexandre de Valcourt and Margaret Hermange Gold
MARRIAGE*29 August 1837 She married Jacob Wykoff Piatt, son of Benjamin McCullough Piatt and Elizabeth Barnett, on 29 August 1837 at St. Peter Cathedral, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, A newspaper article in the 'Catholic Telegraph" dated Aug. 20, 1937 states that one hundred years ago: "On August 29, 1837 J.W. Piatt of Cincinnati married Miss Martha E. deValcourt at St. Peter Cathedral.
The bride was the daughter of the late Alexander de Valcourt of Baltimore.1 
Death*5 December 1903  On 5 December 1903 A news paper article about her grandson states that his grandmother died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. W. Carroll.2 
Burial*December 1903 She was buried in December 1903 at St. Joseph; Range 5 Lot 22 N.E., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. 
Biography*  She lived in Cincinnati and spent her summers at Federal Hall in Boone Co., KY. Her heart was loyal to the North, and she had many thrilling adventures in Kentucky during the Civil War. One of the memorable occasions was when she raised the stars and stripes to the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" over the grave of a Piatt who had fought with Washington in the Revolution; an act that was considered audacious in a Southern state.

An early newspaper(Cincincinati Enquirer June 25 1919) column detailing the death of her grandson Louis Carroll (no date) gives a nice biography. Martha Eugenia De Valcourt Piatt, who died in December 1903 in her ninetieth year at the residence of one of her daughters, widow of R.W. Carroll, and mother of the late Louis Carroll. This distinguished lady was born in Baltimore in 1813. Her father (he means grandfather) was Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard De Valcourt head of a French family ennobled in 1775 by Louis XIV, and who came to Baltimore during the "Terror". Most of this Miss De Valcourt's girlhood was passed in the romantic and beautiful "Teche" country of Louisiana. She married Jacob Wycoff Piatt Cincinnati attorney and noted orator and came here to spend her summers at the Piatt Homestead called Federal Hall in Boone County, Kentucky. This was a pretentious stone mansion one of the first of that kind erected in that state years before there were ambitions in that direction of residence this side the river between the Miamis. She left to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren many interesting relics of earlier days and other countries including documents signed by Louis XIV of France and some of General Washington's mahogany furniture, silverware and laces. Federal Hall is located near the Piatt Cemetery.

Piatt Cemetery
     County          Boone
     Countyfips          21015
     Type          Cemetery
     Source          USGS Digital Gazetteer
     Featureid          500553
     Topoquad          north/b/b39 Lawrenceburg, IN KY OH
     Latitude          390534N
     Longitude          0844942W
     Elevation          626. 
Married Name29 August 1837  As of 29 August 1837,her married name was Piatt. 
Biography1850  About 1850 She received a gift of two large coinsilver teapots. There was a creamer which is in the possession of Eugene Lockwood in 2010. The sugar piece has not been found.
One is in the possession of Page Piatt Gerber (Page gave her teapot to Steve and Margot in 2010 and the Woodroughs donated both pieces to the museum of fine Arts) The second tea pot was purchased in 2006 by SBW as a birthday gift for his wife. 
CENSUS1850*1 June 1850 She appeared on the CENSUS on 1 June 1850 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH; Three servants born in Ireland lived in the household.3 
CENSUS1870*1870  In 1870 She is shown living alone with her children.4 
Note*17 September 2010 She Here is a note from vic Jeter

Margot,

I can’t easily fit "Miss De Valcourt's girlhood" into this timeline but itappears Margaret Gold DeValcourtwasindeed living in 1840 with the Mudd family in St. Martin Parish, LA.

1814/1815 Baltimore City Directory: [François] Alexander DeValcourt, Collector, living on French Street, Baltimore.
1814. Birth of Martha Eugenia DeValcourt on March 9th in Baltimore, Maryland.
1819. Alexandre Joseph DeValcourt passport dated May 14 and stamped June 18 in France.
1820. Census. Theodore [Jean] DeValcourt enumerated living by himself in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1824. Baltimore City Directory: [François] Alexander DeValcourt, Collector, living at No. 33 Vulcan Alley, Baltimore.
1827. Theodore Jean DeValcourt marries Catherine Guidry on March 29th in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.
1829. Alexandre Joseph DeValcourt marries Constance Hollard in Paris.
1830. Census. J. [Theodore Jean] DeValcourt living in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Females: 1 under 5; 1 20-30 years of age.
1830. Caroline Hermange DeValcourt marries Dr. Jerome Mudd in Baltimore on February 3rd.
1833. François Alexandre DeValcourt dies on September 8th in Paris.
1834. David Weeks, with “Shadows on the Teche” near completion, died on August 25th while on a trip to Connecticut to look for treatment to a persistent illness.
1837. Martha Eugenia DeValcourt marries Jacob Wykoff Piatt on August 29th in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1839. Reported in the Cincinnati “Catholic Telegraph” on September 12: “Dr. Jerome Mudd, late of Maryland, has permanently located in the city and opened an office on Main Street … on the same premises occupied by J. W. Piatt, Esq.”
1839. Eleanor Claire “Nellie” Mudd born February 17 in New Iberia, Louisiana.
1840. Theodora Marie Mudd born September 23 in New Iberia, Louisiana.
1840 Census. Cincinnati Ward 1, Hamilton Co., Ohio. Jacob W. Piatt. 1 Male(30-39); 3 Females (10-14); 1 Female (20-29); 1 Female (30-39).
1840 Census. St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Dr. G.(sic) Mudd. 1 Male (30-40); 1 Female (50-60); 1 Female (30-40); 2 Females (5 to 10); 2 Females (under 5). (Speculation that the 50-60 female was Margaret, widow of François Alexandre DeValcourt.)
1841. Suit of Jerome Mudd vs. Anastasie Prejean on November 15th; Lafayette Parish, Louisiana court records.
1842. Marie Adele Mudd born September 26 in New Iberia, Louisiana
1850. Census. Cincinnati Ward 9, Hamilton Co., Ohio. Jacob W Piatt, 48; Martha E Piatt, 38; Arabella Piatt, 9; Benjamin M Piatt, 6; Charles D Piatt, 5; Eugenia Piatt, 1; Caroline Piatt, 19; John Curran, 25; Mary Drennan, 20; Mary Sullivan, 22.
1850. Margaret Gold DeValcourt, widow of François Alexandre DeValcourt, died 2 July at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vic
----- Original Message -----
From: Margot
To: 'Vic and Estelle'
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 6:25 AM
Subject: RE: searching

Vic, Here is a note from my file. It leads me to believe that Alexander’s wife and youngest daughter went to Louisiana about the time Alexander returned to France. I suspect they accompanied Caroline. Eventually they all moved north to Cincinnati. Margaret Gold didn’t die until 1850 so I tend to think she was along when they moved to Cincinnatti.

An early newspaper(Cincincinati Enquirer June 25 1919) column detailing the death of her grandson Louis Carroll (no date) gives a nice biography. “Martha Eugenia De Valcourt Piatt, who died in December 1903 in her ninetieth year at the residence of one of her daughters, widow of R.W. Carroll, and mother of the late Louis Carroll. This distinguished lady was born in Baltimore in 1813. Her father (he means grandfather) was Sieur Jean Baptiste Bernard De Valcourt head of a French family ennobled in 1775 by Louis XIV, and who came to Baltimore during the "Terror". Most of this Miss De Valcourt's girlhood was passed in the romantic and beautiful "Teche" country of Louisiana. She married Jacob Wycoff Piatt Cincinnati attorney and noted orator and came here to spend her summers at the Piatt Homestead called Federal Hall in Boone County, Kentucky. This was a pretentious stone mansion one of the first of that kind erected in that state years before there were ambitions in that direction of residence this side the river between the Miamis. She left to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren many interesting relics of earlier days and other countries including documents signed by Louis XIV of France and some of General Washington's mahogany furniture, silverware and laces. Federal Hall is located near the Piatt Cemetery.”

Margot



From: Vic and Estelle [mailto:estelle@pahrump.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:14 PM
To: Margot
Subject: Re: searching

Margot,

Well, I have Caroline Hermange DeValcourt as the one that lived in Louisiana but not as a child. After marrying Dr. Jerome Mudd on 2/3/1830in Baltimore, they apparently lived for a time at the Weeks antebellum mansion called "Shadows on the Teche" in New Iberia, LA, and some of their children were born there.By 1850 they were on the census for Cincinnati's 9th Ward.
Martha Eugenie DeValcourt had married Jacob W. Piatt in Cincinnati on 8/29/1837 and presumably lived there the remainder of her life. One possiblilty is that Martha Eugenia (born in 1814) may have gone to live for a time with her older brother, Theodore Jean, who was in St. Martinville, LA on the Bayou Techeby the early 1820s and publishing a newspaper there.

Sorry, but can't connect all the dots on this one.

The second part of your question was answered in my previous e-mail.

Vic

----- Original Message -----
From: Margot
To: 'Vic and Estelle'
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:35 PM
Subject: searching

Vic, In writing my narrative I started looking for a reason that Martha Eugenie DeValcourt ended up in Cincinnati. In the process I found a note that she spent much of her childhood in The Tech country of LA.
One thing led to another and I found this. Do you agree with the statement?
I notice you are given as a source.
Many thanks, Margot


From 1903
article by Mrs. E. P. Jenkins in the Baltimore Sun: "... among those who
escaped from France were Comte Alexandre de Valcourt. Comte deValcourt married
Miss Margaret Gold. With his wife and children he returned to France a few
years after he was married, but, finding affairs there still unsettled he came
back to Baltimore, where he died without ever seeing his native land again. In
1830, Louis Phillipe, then king of France, restored the son's (Alexandre)
title and made him Architect General of Paris...."; 1810 Census of Baltimore,
MD, pg. 178 (See Sec. 1, p. 22a of Vic Jeter's book) He was married to Margaret (Marguerite) Hermange GOLD on 18 Jul 1794 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. He was sealed to spouse on 6 Apr 1978 in the St. George, Utah LDS temple.




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NOBILITY*2012 She wasconfirmed to nobility Here is a site I found recently. It contains all known descendants of Sieur Jean Baptiste DeValcourt. Very interesting.

http://bertrand.auschitzky.free.fr/brusautHTML/individus/listeindividus78.htm#i7808

in 2012. 

Family

Jacob Wykoff Piatt b. 29 March 1801, d. 29 May 1857
MARRIAGE*29 August 1837 She married Jacob Wykoff Piatt, son of Benjamin McCullough Piatt and Elizabeth Barnett, on 29 August 1837 at Cincinnati, OH, A newspaper article in the 'Catholic Telegraph" dated Aug. 20, 1937 states that one hundred years ago: "On August 29, 1837 J.W. Piatt of Cincinnati married Miss Martha E. deValcourt at St. Peter Cathedral.
The bride was the daughter of the late Alexander de Valcourt of Baltimore.1 
Children
Last Edited7 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S8] Family information.
  2. [S27] N. Louise Lodge, Tribe of Jacob.
  3. [S52] 1850 Census;, page 1025 line 887 9th ward. Shows real property valued at $40,000.
  4. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  5. [S615] Vic Jeter, "Vic Jeter Information," e-mail to MVW.

Mary M. de Valcourt

F, #3348
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
 Mary M. de Valcourt was the daughter of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Sarah de Valcourt

F, #3350, b. 1859
Father*John W (or Jean) de Valcourt b. 14 Oct 1809, d. 2 Jan 1863
Mother*Sarah Marsh b. 1820
Birth*1859 Sarah de Valcourt was born in 1859. 
 She was the daughter of John W (or Jean) de Valcourt and Sarah Marsh
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Theodore Francoise de Valcourt

M, #5305, b. 1826, d. 1924
Father*Theodore Jean de Valcourt b. 1796, d. 27 Sep 1847
Mother*Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry
Birth*1826 Theodore Francoise de Valcourt was born in 1826. 
 He was the son of Theodore Jean de Valcourt and Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry
Death*1924 He died in 1924. 
Note* He This son is only a guess. While doing research on De Valcourt I stumbled on a tombstone picture. The dates and location indicate this person may be related but absolutely no proof.

The caption under the picture reads: The gravesite of Theodore F. DeValcourt, a sergeant in the 7th Louisiana Cavalry, in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Grand Coteau, LA

photos by the author, summer of 2003

from http://www.acadiansingray.com/photo%20gallery-theodore_f._de%20valcourt.htm. 
Last Edited20 Jun 2011

Theodore Jean de Valcourt

M, #476, b. 1796, d. 27 September 1847
Father*Francis Alexandre de Valcourt b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 8 Sep 1833
Mother*Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
Birth*1796 Theodore Jean de Valcourt was born in 1796 at Baltimore, MD.1 
 He was the son of Francis Alexandre de Valcourt and Margaret Hermange Gold
MARRIAGE*29 March 1827 He married Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry on 29 March 1827. 
Death*27 September 1847 He died on 27 September 1847 at Martinville, LA. 
Obituary2 October 1847 Obnituary of Theodore Jean de Valcourt was Planters' Banner, September 30, 1847
Theodore de Valcourt, son of Alexander de Valcourt and Marguerite Gould,
husband of Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry, died on 28 September 1847 in St.
Martinville, Louisiana.

This notice appeared in the PLANTERS' BANNER, Franklin, La. on September 30,
1847.

 DEATH NOTICES OF THEODORE DE VALCOURT

The melancholy duty devolves upon us of announcing the death of Mr. Theodore
Devalcourt. Editor of the ATTAKAPAS GAZETTE. He died in St. Martinville, on
Monday last, the 27th inst. of the Typhus fever, aged between forty and forty-
five years. Mr. Devalcourt, we believe was from the State of Maryland. He was
an old and respected citizen of Attakapas, and had published the Attakapas
Gazette for the last twenty-three years. As a journalist and a citizen, he
gained the confidence and esteem of all who knew him; and as a husband and
father he was kind and affectionate. In all the relations of life, public and
private, he practised the virtues of a Christian man.

Additional Comments:
Reprinted from ATTAKAPAS GAZETTE, October 2, 1847 by the PLANTERS' BANNER,
October 7, 1847

 THEODORE DEVALCOURT

Since the last number of this paper was issued, our Town, the brotherhood of
the press, and society at large has sustained a loss by the death of Mr.
THEODORE DEVALCOURT, SR. He departed this life on Monday the 27th Sept. at
one o'clock P.M., after an illness of some ten or twelve days, which he bore
with that patience, and quiet meekness for which he was so remarkable. Mr.
DeValcourt was a native of the City of Baltimore, and about forty-nine years
of age. He settled in St. Martinville twenty-five years ago, and commenced
the publication of this paper, since which time he has been its Editor and
proprietor. Firm and honest in his political principles, he judged others by
his own conscientious convictions, and was ever courteous towards those who
differed with him in opion, and the files of this paper will prove that he
always scrupulously avoided all personalities.

De Valcourt Marcotte collection.

************************************************

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Greg de Valcourt devalcourtgreg@yahoo.com November 2, 2011, 12:23 pm

ATTAKAPAS GAZETTE 1847 de Valcourt Marcotte collection
 THEODORE DEVALCOURT

Death is appalling, come when it may, and strike down whom it will, but when
we see one combining the qualities of a kind and affectionate husband, a
tender and provident father, and a good and useful citizen snatched suddenly
from his family and the society of which he was an ornament, it is terribly
so. That such were the characteristics of the deceased is known to all who
were well acquainted with him.

Quiet and unpretending in his manners, and domestic in his habits, he
discharged faithfully the duties of husband, son, father and citizen; and
above all he possessed in an eminent degree all those qualities which
constitute God's noblest work, AN HONEST MAN.

To his family (a wife and four children) his loss is irreparable, - they have
the consolation however of knowing that he died at peace with God and man, and
that the virtues and moral excellencies which adorned his character, will long
cause his memory to be respected and revered in this community; and we trust
and believe that he has exchanged the troubles and trials of this life for the
joys of a better and brighter world.
(ATTAKAPAS GAZETTE) de Valcourt Marcotte collection

Additional Comments:
Theodore Jean de Valcourt started the Baton Rouge Gazette before he moved to
St. Martinville and started the Attakapas Gazette. on 2 October 1847. 
Occupation* He was News paper publisher at St. Martin, LA.1 
Note* He Comments: Theodore Jean DE VALCOURT of Baltimore, MD, son of Alexandre DE VALCOURT & Marguerite Gould or Gold, eventually settled in St. Martin Parish; he may have lived in St. Charles Parish before then. He married Marie Catherine Phelonise GUIDRY, daughter of Pierre GUIDRY & Marguerite MILLER of St. Martin Parish, 29 Mar 1827, in St. Martinville. He was 30 years old at the time of his marriage. He died 28 Sep 1847, age 50, in St. Martin Parish. Sources: Hebert, D., Southwest La. Records, 2-C:236, CD.
I suspect he may have been the editor of the Attakapas Gazette. If so, he was one of the first French members of The Fourth Estate who fled Santo Domingo to escape the Negro insurrection. "History of St. Martins Parish Louisiana" p. 834s. 

Family

Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry
MARRIAGE*29 March 1827 He married Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry on 29 March 1827. 
Children
Last Edited23 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005.

Thomas Samuel de Valcourt1

M, #475, b. 1802, d. 10 September 1832
Father*Francis Alexandre de Valcourt b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 8 Sep 1833
Mother*Margaret Hermange Gold b. 1770, d. 1850
Birth*1802 Thomas Samuel de Valcourt was born in 1802. 
 He was the son of Francis Alexandre de Valcourt and Margaret Hermange Gold
Death*10 September 1832  On 10 September 1832 He died of Cholera. 
Last Edited7 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. [S573] Tom Thompson, "Tom Thompson," e-mail to MVW, 12-2005.

Richard Deane1

M, #4193
MARRIAGE*13 December 1596 Richard Deane married Genevieve Clerke ?, daughter of (?) Clerke, on 13 December 1596 at St. Catherine Coleman Church, London, England.1 

Family

Genevieve Clerke ?
Last Edited27 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

Daniel Dees Graham1

M, #4376, b. circa 1800, d. 24 May 1844
Father*David Daniel Dees b. 1777, d. 1807
Mother*Elizabeth (?)1 b. 1785, d. c 1890
Father-STPWilliam "Billy" Barefoot b. 1777, d. Nov 1842
Father-STPGreen G. Graham b. c 1780, d. c 1810
ChartsJOHN GRAHAM
Birth*circa 1800 Daniel Dees Graham was born circa 1800 at Jefferson County, GA, If he is the Daniel mentioned in his father's will of 1802 then he was just a child when father died. I am guessing at Jefferson County as a birthplace since that is where his father died. The fact that his father's will only left him one silver dollar makes me further suspect he was young.2 
 He was the son of David Daniel Dees and Elizabeth (?)1 
MARRIAGE*18 December 1822 He married Martha "Patsey" Daniels, daughter of Charles Daniels, on 18 December 1822.1,3
DANIEL & PATSEY GRAHAM
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
Death*24 May 1844 He died on 24 May 1844 at Edgefield District, SC, He was tried in March of 1844, sentenced to be hung in May. He had killed Barefoot in 1843. The reason Daniel was in SC was that he stole a Negro slave and took him to SC to sell. That is where he killed Barefoot, who came from Georgia to find him. Barefoot was apparently his accomplice in many illegal activities in the past. The newspaper article reporting on his execution relates that he said Abraham Hurt helped him with the murder of William "Billy" Barefoot.1 
Name Variation  Daniel Dees Graham was also known as Daniel Dees It appears that Dees is his real name and that he used Graham from time to time. Graham was his mother's first husband. 
Note He Three Daniel Dees Men

Based on the Dees family data on the web, Emanuel Dees had a son named Emanuel whom we shall call Emanuel II. Emanuel II had a son Daniel, Daniel had a son Daniel who is shown in the 1800 Census as Daniel Jr. Daniel Jr., had a son Daniel whom we will call Daniel III. Daniel III decided to call himself Daniel Graham.

Daniel Jr. left a will:
DANIEL DEES Jan. 8,1802 March 1,1802, p. 32
Wife: Elizabeth to have the free informant of all my land. ..consisting of 2 tracts, meaning all
that part of sd. land lying and being below or on the South eastern side of the Mill branch also
one negro man Bremus, one negro woman Easter and negro girl Jeffy, household and kitchen
furn.,plantation tools and bay mare, sorrel mare, stock and hogs...I lend to wife Elizabeth until
my son John shall become the age of 21 one negro man. .and I lend one negro woman, one negro
boy, one negro boy and girl beg. to son Edmon one silver dollar. .beg. to son Drewry all that
part of above tract sit. on upper or N.E. side of Mill branch. also to son Drewry one neg. man
and one neg. boy beg. to son Hillard one negro boy to be delivered to him when my son John
shall leave ca to age of 21. .beg. to son Daniel one silver dollar..My wife a negro man "now in
N.C. .beg. to son John all land sit. and lying on Lower S.W. side of Branch to be possessed by
him sd. son John when my sd. wife Elizabeth shall or may decease also I give to son John one
negro man, woman and 2 boys. Wife Elizabeth, Extrx., Son, Drewry, Exr. Wit: Thatcher
Vivion, Jr., Ducet Dees, Nancy Dees, Rebecca Crawford.
671

Jefferson Co. GA Wills (17771893)

Note in the will, dated January 8, 1802 that John, Hilliard and Daniel were minors. Also note the North Carolina connection by; “a negro man now in NC”

It is believed that this Daniel Graham Jr., and wife Elizabeth are the parents of Daniel Dees Graham due to the following:

Elizabeth Dees married William Barefoot in October 1813.
William and Elizabeth are found in Pulaski County, Georgia after 1813.
In the book The Early Court Records of Pulaski County dated 1819 you find the following notations:
James Dees indicted for assault April 1813,John Dees owed the sheriff $33.00 (not said
why). Its on p. 69 of the 1812 minutes.
James Dees died 1819 with minor children Sarah, Jordan and Elizabeth.
Mary Dees was Admx for James.
John Dees Adm for Hilliard Sept 7 1818
Jordan Dees and Mary Dees admr. for James Dees Jan 6 1818
In the tax rolls of Pulaski County you find:
1818 Tax list shows John Dees with nine slaves and Jordan Dees for the Estate of James Dees with 7 slaves.
Note that the Pulaski County Court records plus the following data, show what appear to be all 3 of the minor children of Daniel Jr., as listed in the 1802 will, to be residents of Pulaski county, Georgia before 1819.
Daniel Dees Graham is shown in Georgia Court documents to also be known as Daniel Barefoot.
1840-1842 Daniel Dees Graham steals a slave in Georgia and takes the slave to Edgefield District, South Carolina to sell.
While in Edgefield District, South Carolina, according to trial testimony, Daniel Dees Graham marries the daughter of Abraham Hurt.
At the time of the Hurt marriage, Daniel had a wife and seven children in Pulaski County, GA.
In 1842 William Barefoot left Pulaski County, Georgia and went to South Carolina looking for Daniel Dees Graham.
Apparently, Daniel and William knew Abraham Hurt, according to trial testimony. William also found Daniel at the Hurt home, where Daniel was living with the Hurt daughter at the time.
In November 1842 Daniel and Abraham Hurt lured William off into the woods and killed William, burying his body by a fallen tree not far from the Hurt home.
After the murder Daniel returned to Georgia, where he was arrested for stealing the slave and eventually confessed to killing; “Old Billy Barefoot.”
Daniel was tried for the theft of the slave and sent to prison in Georgia. Georgia prison records establish his year of birth, as 1800-1801 that matches the 1802 will of Daniel Jr.
Daniel was sent by Georgia to South Carolina to stand trial, for the murder of “his stepfather, William Barefoot.” In South Carolina Daniel leads authorities to the body of William.
Daniel confessed, confessed the involvement of Abraham Hurt and was hanged May 24, 1844.

It appears that the James Dees listed in the court records of Pulaski County, may be the son of Dewitt Dees, the uncle of Daniel Dees Jr. That would make James the 1st Cousin of Daniel, Hilliard and John. I further find that Dewitt Dees is reported to have died in 1806 in Jefferson County, Georgia, where Daniel Dees Jr., died. So it appears that at least part of the families of Daniel Dees Jr., and Dewitt Dees moved to Pulaski County, Georgia.
With the appearance of Hilliard and John in the court records and the knowledge that Daniel Graham was actually Daniel Dees, all living in Pulaski County, you have strong evidence that they are the three sons listed in the will of 1802. When combined with the trial data where it states that William Barefoot was Daniel’s stepfather you have evidence that connects Elizabeth Barefoot, wife of William Barefoot to Daniel Dees Graham. With the recorded marriage of William Barefoot to Elizabeth Dees in October 1813 and the fact that William was the stepfather of Daniel Dees, the evidence is that Elizabeth Dees, wife of Daniel Dees Jr., did not die in 1803 and the published data in the Dees family genealogy, regards Daniel Jr and what happened to his sons and wife Elizabeth, may be wrong.
Of course this could all be a very wild coincidence due to the number of Daniel Dees males coupled with the number of Elizabeth Dees females, not to mention the Dees males with a middle name of Daniel and the females with a middle name of Elizabeth. At this point I am going to list the data and see if it can be disproved.
I have now found another Daniel Dees with a connection to Pulaski County, Georgia and the Barefoot family. Emanuel Dees had another son besides Daniel, named John Robert Dees. John Robert married Mary Braswell in NC. John and Mary had a son in NC, born 1753 named Shadrack Dees. Shadrack Dees married Charity Barefoot in NC in 1788. Shadrack and Charity had a son born 1789 in NC named Daniel Dees. Daniel Dees (son of Shadrack & Charity) married Polly Unknown in Pulaski County, Georgia in 1825. 
Note*circa 1840  Circa 1840 at Pulaski County, GA, Ed Harmon wrote: I have a copy of a parole record from the 1840s showing a Daniel Graham paroled from prison where he was being held for petty larceny and theft. The reason Daniel was in SC was that he stole a Negro slave and took him to SC to sell. That is where he killed Barefoot, who came from Georgia to find him. Barefoot was apparently his accomplice in many illegal activities in the past.
John's grand father, Daniel, looks to have been quite the brigand, with robbery, burglary, theft, murder, etc. to his credit. I do know a Daniel Graham from Georgia, killed his father-in-law a Barefoot, in SC and I have found a note that says grandma Barefoot died at near 100 sitting in her rocking chair with her corn cob pipe in her mouth. A pencil note is at the bottom and says related on the Graham side but do not know how. Soooooo it must be the same Daniel. This would also explain my grand mother's comment about the Grahams being the meanest people on the face of the earth.1
DANIEL GRAHAM CONVICTION
CENSUS1840*1840 He appeared on the census in 1840 at GA; D. Graham appears on the census. Age given is 30-40 for both man and wife so this is likely Daniel. In 1842 he stole a Negro slave in Georgia and took him to south Carolina to sell and while there marries daughter of Abraham Hurt.4 
LANDCONTRA*2 April 1844  On 2 April 1844 at GA A write of Fi Fa was issued against the property belonging to Daniel Graham for the benefit of E.Y and I Hill. Apparently there was a judgement against Daniel and this was to settle the affair. In any case, the winning bidder was Martha Graham who bought the 202.5 acres in the 21st District for the paltry sum of $3.50. Ed Harmon says that Victor Myrick, who did the research, thinks that the neighbors did not bid on the property either out of respect for Martha or fear of Daniel. Here is Ed's comment:"Victor's (Myrick) take on this was that the neighbors stopped the auction from being an auction by simply not allowing anyone else to bid."1
DANIEL GRAHAM
PROPERTY SALE
Note2006 He It appears at this point that Daniel Dees aka Graham was born about 1801 was the son of Elizabeth who first married Daniel Dees (Deas), then married a Graham and finally married William Barfoot (Barefoot) in 1813. It also appears that Daniel stole a negro slave in Georgia sometime in 1842 and ran off to SC with the slave to sell in the Edgefield area. Apparently William Barfoot, his stepfather went looking for Daniel and Daniel and an Alexander Hurt (Daniel's father in-law in SC) murdered William in November of 1842, burying William's body in the woods near the Hurt home. Daniel returned to his wife (Margaret "Patsy" Daniel) and family in Georgia where he was arrested for the theft of the slave, confessed to the murder and was tried and sent to prison in GA for stealing the slave. Daniel was sent from the Georgia prison to stand trial for murder in SC. He showed the sheriff where William's body was buried in 1844, was convicted of murder in March and hanged in May. It also appears that our Daniel Graham may not have been a Graham at all, but may have been a Dees.

Note from Ed Harmon:My Grandmother'sresponse set off the alarmbells and confirmed that there was in fact a Grandma Barefoot. The 5 of us together put together the puzzle that Grandma Barefoot was Elizabeth, mother of Daniel Dees aka Daniel Graham, aka Daniel Barefoot aka Daniel Rodgers. We used the trial information, marriage records and census data.

The importance of these three documents is that they confirm, aslegal documents,that Daniel Graham of Pulaski County was the step son of William Barefoot and that it was our Danielwho killed William and it was Daniel's mother, Elizabeth,who is our Grandma Barefoot.The documents also confirm thatthe 1859 GA prison record of aDaniel Graham is for another Daniel not our Great Grandfather.
Ed in 2006. 

Family

Martha "Patsey" Daniels b. 1808, d. 25 June 1870
MARRIAGE*18 December 1822 He married Martha "Patsey" Daniels, daughter of Charles Daniels, on 18 December 1822.1,3
DANIEL & PATSEY GRAHAM
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
Children
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Citations

  1. [S579] Ed Harmond, "Harmond," e-mail to MVW, Feb 8 2006.
  2. [S51] 1840 Census;, He is shown between 30 to 40 years old.
  3. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  4. [S51] 1840 Census;.
  5. [S52] 1850 Census;.

Benjamin Dees

M, #4778, b. 1774
Father*Shadrack "Shade" Dees b. 1753, d. 1797
Mother*Grace Barefoot b. 1759, d. 1850
Birth*1774 Benjamin Dees was born in 1774 at Edgefield District, SC. 
 He was the son of Shadrack "Shade" Dees and Grace Barefoot
Last Edited22 Apr 2009

Benjamin Dees

M, #4792, b. 1799
Father*Noah Dees b. 1776, d. 1834
Mother*Lucinda (?) d. 1847
Birth*1799 Benjamin Dees was born in 1799 at SC. 
 He was the son of Noah Dees and Lucinda (?) 
Last Edited22 Sep 2007