Saturday, July 28, 2012

Surname Saturday-Dedeaux

Jean Pierre Chevalier Dedeaux

Jean Pierre Francois Marie Chevalier Dedeaux was born in Castel Sarrazin, Aquitaine France the son of Bernard Clement Dedeaux and Marianne de la Fon. He and his brother Jean Jacques Belon Dedeaux came from France to the Louisiana colony around 1780.

Jean Dedeaux known as Chevalier, married Magdeleine Saucier daughter of Phillip Saucier and Marie Louise Nicaise. They had three sons.
  • Jean Joseph Dedeaux
  • Jean Victor Dedeaux
  • Jean Jacques Dedeaux b. 20 April 1813
Magdeleine died  between 1813 and 1818, and Chevalier married Ursule Nicaise, the first cousin of Magdeleine. Ursule was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Nicaise and Louise Baptiste Ladner. They had the following children:
  • Basilice Dedeaux
  • Henry Dedeaux
  • Clement Dedeaux
  • Appolinaire Dedeaux b. 23 July 1828
  • Louis Lennis Dedeaux
The Dedeaux brothers settled in the Delisle area of Pass Christian. Chevalier Dedeaux received a Spanish land grant for the land upon which he lived and later was buried upon. He reared a large family whose descendants make up a large part of the population of South Mississippi today.

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