I am researching the DeRossett line from Southern France to America. I have located the following information. Louis Henry DeRossett was a French Huguenot who fled France around 1685 and went to England. He later fought in Ireland in 1692 and was taken ill. I located a baptismal record in 1696 in London of Louis Phillippe a son of Louis Henry DeRossett and his wife Grabriella DeGondin. Later Louis Henry will become a British citizen (Queen Anne Acts, 1708). He dies about 1725 intestate, and his son Armand DeRossett is made administrator as his wife is too infirmed. Armand settles his estate and immigrates to America and settles in Wilminton about 1736. His descendents can be trace there.
Here now comes the interesting parts.
1. Moses DeRossett files for land in Anson Co. NC for land located in South Carolina. The land warrant was issued originally to a Louis Henry DeRossett. Moses leaves Orange Co., NC for SC around 1762. He interchanges his name with Dossett. (His son Thomas' pension mentions the move and the land deed is filed in Anson Co.)
2. A Samuel DeRossett in his pension states that he join the Revolution in Hillsborough, Orange Co. NC., went sent to VA. on the Continental Line and was mustered out in VA. I discover a marriage record in the Quaker records of VA. and he has children. If you are researching in the Kentucky area early look into VA for a possible connection.
3. Also in Orange Co., NC there lives a Phillip Dossett. I was researching him and his family and learned that he had left a will with his mark. Eventually I obtained a copy of his will and discovered that he did not mark his will but acutally signed it Phillippe, the French equivallent of Phillip.
I believe that all these lines are interconnected and am in the process of doing further research on this group. If anyone has any further information I would be glad to hear of it.
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