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Re: Alexandre Defran De Ville, Jr. B. 1877
Posted by: John De Ville (ID *****3196) Date: November 28, 2005 at 21:43:15
In Reply to: Re: Alexandre Defran De Ville, Jr. B. 1877 by Ronald Miller of 225

Hi Ron,

Although I currently live in Alexandria, my family is from Lake Charles. My father, Willie, was born in Bell City. His father, Alexandre, Jr, as indicated on my father's death certificate was from either Mamou or Eunice, I can't remember which right now. Anyway, while I was spending Thanksgiving in L.C. this past weekend, my sister told me of a woman in L.C. that has tons of info, pictures, and more importantly, knowledge of the De Ville family. I did call and speak to her, but she was feeling ill, so I wasn't able to get much. I will be getting back in touch with her as soon as I can. My sister told me that she has many fully completed family group sheets for many generations of the De Villes. I never heard of any hangings, but like you, the info I have says that there was no info available about the marriage between Defran and Augustine, although it is a consensus that they were married and had eight children. The group sheet that I have does not show the last child you mentioned, "Joseph" as a child of the marriage. But again, much of my info is incomplete. As soon as I can view the info in L.C. I will post a notice. If I can manage to make copies, I will be more than happy to send them to you.
By the way, one report that I read that was xeroxed out of a book says that the De Villes are direct decendants of Charles the Great, a.k.a. Charlemagne, King of the Holy Roman Empire in the late 8th century. Do you know this to be true? If so, where is the connection made to the USA? Thanks.
-John


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