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Pezant Name

Posted: 6 Apr 2001 2:52PM GMT
Edited: 26 Oct 2003 8:09PM GMT
Hello, My grandmother was a Pezant. We are from Charleston, SC. Her father's family was a influential here in Charleston. I have been in contact with other Pezants from other areas of the country. The Pezants came to Charleston from Santo Domingo and some of them went to Louisana and Mississippi. We do not know much about our great grandfather and would like to find out more if possible.

Re: Pezant Name

linda sutter (View posts)
Posted: 19 Nov 2002 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
my grandmother was a pezant the whole family is buried in new orleans if you have any names i will look them up for you

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Posted: 4 Mar 2003 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Mar 2003 11:43PM GMT
Jean L Pezant was a witness to the marriage of Jean Charles Auguste Follin and Marie Joseph Hebert on Dec 17, 1805. He also witnessed the will of Michel Follin, father of J.A.C. Follin. Michel Follin is listed as residing at 102 King Street and Jean L. Pezant is identified as a neighbor. Jean L'Aimable Pezant married Sophie Hebert on Dec.12 1805. Sophie Hebert was probably the sister of Marie Joseph Hebert. Their parents were Joseph Hebert and Marie Madelaine Bourg. Marie Madelaine Bourg's second husband was Francis Gaspard. The information is from the Follin Family papers. Have you checked the records or graves at St. Mary's church on Hasell Street. Did part of the family go to New Orleans? Do you know why they left Charleston?

Re: Pezant Name

Posted: 5 Mar 2003 2:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Oct 2003 8:09PM GMT
Hi,
My great grandfather was William Pezant. He said that John L. Pezant was his uncle. That was the reason he came to Charleston, SC. He died when my grandmother was a baby so she did not really know him. William's mother was Native American. He married my great grandmother a free mullato woman. I don't know much about him except the few things passed down in the family. I have met some of the Pezant family in Sorrento, LA and New Orleans. There is a family resemblance in the pictures they showed me.William's name was William Boone Pezant and he died in 1883. I am in contact with other White Pezant decendants in Tenn. I am also in contact with a Black Family that spells their name Peasant but pronounce it the same as Pezant. They are from Alabama and said that the family left South Carolina and went to Alabama. They have names of the ones that left SC but I haven't been able to place them. I really haven't been doing any genealology lately but need to get back into it. Maybe this summer.
Rovena

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James N. Pezant (View posts)
Posted: 17 Sep 2003 5:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Rowena
I am the great-great grandson of Peter Pezant who was a captain of a privateer shipowned by his brother John L'Amiable Pezant. They both lived in Charleston around the turn of the 18th Century. I believe you might be a descendent of John. I am not sure. Peter's son Edward H. moved to Holmesville MS where he served as Postmaster. He had a son named John Numa who lived and died in New Orleans. John is my grandfather. There are a number of Pezants living in McComb, MS and another branch in Sorrento, LA. There are also amumber of Pezants buried in Holmesville, MS.

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Steve J. Canton (View posts)
Posted: 29 Oct 2003 5:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pezant, Henninger, Matusicky
Can anyone help me? My great-grandfather was a John Pezant, who was either from Southern Mississippi or around the New Orleans area; I'm not quite sure which. He married a Mary Henninger, whose parents were from Frankfurt, Germany. John and Mary had a daughter Blanche, who was my mom's biological mother, whom she never really knew. Blanche married Stephen Matusicky of Hungary, a shipbuilder. They were the biological parents of Joyce Annette Matusicky, my mom, born in 1942 in New Orleans. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? I would appreciate some further info, if at all possible. Thanks and God bless you.

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James N. Pezant (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jan 2004 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Jim Pezant and my grandfather was a John Pezant of Holmesville MS and New Orleans, John was married to Hortense Morales, my grandmother, and had sons name Henry, Walter, William and James who was my father and the youngest child. He had two daughters named Viola Latour and Louise Flores. I understand there was another brother named Joseph who died at a rather early age. I am trying to determine which of these brothers or sisters could be your grandparents because I thought I knew all my cousins and uncles and aunts in childhood.. I live in Slidell LA and may be contacted thru E-mail or phone 1-985-643-9637. I won't be at that phione no. until next week as I am visiting my daughter in Texas until then.
Jim Pezant

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Steve Canton (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jan 2004 4:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pezant; Henninger
Hey, Jim!
My great-grandparents were John Pezant and Mary Henninger, whose parents were from Frankfurt-On-The Main, Germany. He was, of course, of French extraction; I'm told he was descended from a French-American privateer of the Revolution who hailed from South Carolina. Somehow we Pezants are connected to Sullivan's Island, where Edgar Allan Poe apparently wrote some of his works. I used to be told by kinfolk of mine that I looked very like the Pezants of Louisiana/Mississippi when I was in my teens, whatever that means. My sainted mom, who passed away eight years ago, was the source of my Pezant blood; she being born in New Orleans, and her adoptive parents moved her to McComb, MS. John was her biological mother's (Blanche Pezant) father. Is it indeed pronounced PEE-zant? That's the way she always pronounced it. Hope to talk to you soon! God bless you.
Steve J. Canton
Arlington, Texas

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ames N. Pezant (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jan 2004 8:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been to Charleston, which was the home of John L'Amiable Pezant and Peter Pezant. Peter was my Great-Great Grandfather and the Sullivan Island Pezants are the decendants of John L'Amiable. They were brothers and John owned a privateer ship, of which Peter was the Captain. Peter had a son named Edward H Pezant who moved to the small town of Holmesville MS and eventually became the popstmaster. He had three sons and the oldest was John Numa, my grandfather.One son moved to McComb and one moved to Sorrento, LA. I am trying to put you with the correct son. I have all my genealogical papers aty home in Slidell, LA, but am visiting my daughter in Sugarland TX at the present time. Incidentally my grandfather John married only once that we know of and that was to Hortense Morales. I prnounce it PAYZANT, but most of my relatives say PEEZANT. I had the benefit of taking courses in both French and Spanish.. Keep in touch
Jim

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Steve J, Canton (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jan 2004 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pezant
Jim,
This is going to sound absolutely nuts, but, I have had this dream of connecting our people to the ancient Gallic chieftains. I have no idea if (or not) this has even been attempted, since the Gauls were most probably (even when they mixed with the Roman soldiers who dominated them) not literate, and certainly not preoccupied with making sure that every generation knew of the generations before it, as far as I know. I would just love to know of a possible connection to somebody like Vercingetorix, or any other Gaul. Anyway, thanks for the response, and have a good visit!
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