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Re: Jean Joseph Coulon - New Orleans and Pierre Coulon
Posted by: Darlene Coolen (ID *****1464) Date: September 17, 2003 at 06:06:41
In Reply to: Re: Jean Joseph Coulon - New Orleans by R. Coulon Clare of 101

I came upon your messages in this website after doing a search for "Pierre Coulon". My family name is Coolen, anglicized from "Coulon" around 1800, and our family is from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. We believe our branch of the Coulons arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752 as passenger lists show a Pierre Coulon and Pierre Coulon, Jr. arriving from Montbaillard, France on the ship Betty with other members of their immediate family in that year. As well, in 1752 on another ship Speedwell, a Jean Coulon and two sons arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Jean Coulon family did not settle here and I'm curious if they may have any connection to your family. The Pierre Coulon family settled in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and we believe our family is descended from him. We are unable to find the link, however, as it appears Pierre Coulon, Sr. and/or Jr. may have left Lunenburg around 1762 although other members of his family may have remained and these may be our direct connection. Local groups have traced many French Protestant families from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Montbaillard, France and these two Coulons did originate from there, however, the exact location of their origin in France is still unknown. My uncle, Karl Coolen, undertook some of this research about 20-30 years ago and actually travelled to France to trace our roots but could not find where the Coulons actually came from. So any information about the Coulons in France or the United States would be greatly appreciated. As well, any specific information I can pass along to you from the Halifax/Lunenburg link may assist you as well. I look forward to hearing from you!

Regards,
Darlene Coolen


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