Here is a new message board for the surname AUDUBON. I am hoping to find Audubons who are descended from the French family branch of Audubons. John James (Jean Jacques) Audubon was born in what is now Haiti but was taken by his father, sea captain Jean Audubon, along with a half sister Rosa, from Haiti to France. The two children were raised by the captain's legal French wife, who was not their biological mothers (each child had a different mother). Capt. Jean Audubon supposedly came from a huge family in France; yet, I have never been able to locate any French descendants. I am the 4th gr granddaughter of John James Audubon and his English wife Lucy Green Bakewell. Their second-born son, John Woodhouse Audubon, is my 3 gr-grandfather, and his wife was Maria Rebecca Bachman from Charleston, SC. There are descendants of Victor Audubon, the eldest of John James and Lucy Audubon, who live on the east coast of the United States. John James Audubon came to America in his late teens and lived at his father's Mill Grove estate in what is now Audubon, PA. It was at Mill Grove that he met his future wife Lucy who lived at Fatland Ford, across the road from Mill Grove. They traveled to Kentucky to begin life together, lost their first two children young (both girls), and at this time in his life the seeds were planted that would lead to the creation of "The Birds of America," a collection of watercolor paintings by Audubon. The originals can be seen at the New York Historical Society.