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Sephanie Guillot (View posts)
Posted: 13 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm trying to find the roots of Louis DUVERNAY & his wife Anne Marie FAQUE. Their son , Louis,[sometimes called Francois] was a native of Natchez [abt 1720]. He married Marie Rose GIRARDY,native of Bayou St. John, dtr. of Joseph GIRARDY & Marie Jeanne HENRY.

Louis DUVERNAY & Marie Rose GIRARDY had among their children, a son named Joseph Paris DUVERNAY. This makes me wonder if this son was named after Joseph PARIS dit DUVERNAY, the 1st French concessionair in the LA Province, who sent Dubuisson & others to manage the PARIS-DUVERNAY concession for him. He & his 3 brothers were financiers of Paris. I have no information on whether this Joseph or any son of his ever came to LA; my theory is that maybe a son or nephew of his DID come, & settled at Natchez, where Louis [Francois] was born.

Anyone interested in helping me find more info on this? Any clues will be appreciated. Thanks.

First Duvernays in LA

Debbie (View posts)
Posted: 26 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duvernay, Morin, Girardy
I am also interested in the first Duvernay's in LA. The information I have states that, "Louis Pierre Duvernay was born in France abut 1694 and was married to Anne Marie Faque who was born in Versailles, France about 1698." Their son, Louis Joseph Duvernay was born about 1720 at Natchez Post, Mississippi. It is this Louis who married Marie Rose Girardy in 1747 in New Orleans. One of their daughters, Bridget Duvernay married a Francois Gonzales "Portuguese" Morin in 1783 in New Orleans." I connect to the Duvernays through this link and another Duvernay married into the Morin line later on.

I have tried checking for information on Natchez Post, without much luck. Has anyone gotten any futher on this family?


Paris In LA

Cleta McInnis-Dixon (View posts)
Posted: 9 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Paris
I have been trying to find out anything and everything about the name Paris. But thus for nothing. It seems they just appeared in Vernon Parish in the late 1800's. I have a Thomas Paris Sr. born maybe in Burke County, GA. Any information you have would be appreciated and I will return the favor.

Re: First Duvernays in LA

Posted: 13 Jun 2002 1:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jun 2002 11:05PM GMT
Surnames: DuVernay
In reference to Louis DuVernay, I think the biggest trouble is we all believed that he was born at the Natchez Post. I have recently read information to put this to rest it is not so that he was born at the Natchez Post. I fact their father was a wealthy man who helped to rebuild France and went be the name of Vernay until he was knighted by the King of France XIV for his good deed. And it was Paris,that came with his brothers Louis & Antoine and perhaps their sister came to. Paris, to make a long story short didn't agree with John Law and they had a difference of opinion. Because of the lands that was agreed upon before arrival. Land was given to persons with wealth in hopes to start new colonies. If I remember the book was the La.Historical Quarterly. Tells of this concession and the people in it. Also a book by Glenn Conrad First Families ,I think it is.
I too am a descendant from Louis DuVernay. And one should take note that the name started off being Vernay and DuVernay and slaves were allowed to spell it Duvernay and they had quiet a few of slaves mostly owned in the end it seems by Aimee DuVernay Bailey Lartet.

Re: First Duvernays in LA

Stephanie Guillot (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jun 2002 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DuVernay, Duvernay, Faque, Judice
I would really like to read the info you found. Can you give me the more exact references? I know that the wealthy DuVernay brothers had a large concession in Louisiana. I also know that my ancestor, Louis Duvernay (in some records given as Francois Dunernay) married Anne Marie Faque, & his son Louis was born at Natchez Post & was later an orphan apprenticed to Judice as a mason. What I want to be able to verify is whether or not MY ancestors are or are not related to the wealthy ones. I have not found solid evidence of this. Have you? There was also a Duvernay family in LA that came from Canada, but I have not found a connection with them either. Please give me the exact volume & page references that you read, & any other info you've found. Thanks so much.

Re: First Duvernays in LA

Posted: 17 Oct 2005 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sheila-do you know of a female Duvernay who married a man named White -would be before 1800.
Some descendants ended up in Alabama and Mississippi.


Re: First Duvernays in LA

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duvernay
Hello, my grandmother was a Duvernay from new Orleans. I read once that the king of France sent brothers from this family to Lousiana. I can't recall where I read this. It said that all the duvernays were decendents of those brothers. Do you know anything about this?

Re: First Duvernays in LA

Posted: 29 Aug 2012 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
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