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DePoy Family
Posted by: Camille DePoy (ID *****5953) Date: October 07, 2003 at 16:05:09
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My name is Camille DePoy. My father's name is John DePoy, my Grandfather was Albert DePoy, one of the greatest men I have ever known. His parents were Solomon and Mary DePoy.

I was given the family tree dating back to Conrad and Elizabeth Dubois' departure from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, to their arrival in Philadelphia, PA on 9/4/1728. It says the DePoys were born in the Alsace-Lorraine area which borders Germany. Conrad and Elizabeth were German-Lutheran Huguenots who went to Germany because of religeous persecution in France. There they were married, and subsequently came to America. DePoy was a skilled craftsman, a joiner, a carpenter. The name DuBois means "of the wood". When the DePoys migrated to America, they were called the Pennsylvania Dutch. I use the two DePoy/DuBois spellings interchangably here because I am told there are not only 2, but 35 different spellings of the name.
That is the history I have, besides all of the work that someone else put so much time and effort into on the family tree. If you are on this website, I thank you for that.

I live in California and besides my nuclear family, have only met, by complete accident, one other DePoy in my lifetime. I heard a rumor that there was a Robert, now that is confirmed. He must have been quite a man to have been mentioned so much.

I am excited to see so many decendants of Conrad and Elizabeth's, and therefore my relatives here. I would love to have the booklet about the family. A few years ago I went to the Daughter's of the Revolution in Washington D.C. and found there, in the Patriot Index, the names of Issac, born on 12-5-1728 in NY and died 3/5/1809. Poor Elizabeth endured those months crossing over rough waters while very pregnant with Issac. There is a John listed, who was born on 3-17-1738 to an Elizabeth Minter, and also a Joseph, but I do not think the dates match to make him Conrad's son. It was a lot of fun finding all of this though.

I would love to hear from those relatives, so distant and yet connected because of Conrad and Elizabeth. Feel free to email me at

Thank you, Camille DePoy

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