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Four sons of Antoine Du Chaine. DE, 1730
Posted by: S. Sauter Date: January 04, 2000 at 13:31:09
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Looking for information on the four sons of Antoine Du Chaine/ Dushane and various other spellings.
I. Jerome b. abt. 1666, NY d. abt 1736, DE, m. 1)Catherine Canon daughter of Jean Canon and Marie Le Grand (Huguenot members of the French Church in NYC). He married 2) Margaret _____. Had children supposedly baptised at the French Church though I have been unable to locate those records. As young adults familiy lived on Staten Island, NY and then sometime in the 1720's or 1730's moved to New Castle, Delaware. Need information on the names of children.
II. Valentine seems to be the second son of Antoine DuChaine. Valentine b. abt. 1681 d. abt 1735 in New Castle, DE. Valentine m. abt 1705 Marie Poillon, daughter of Jacques Poillon. Again children were probably baptized at the French Church in NYC. (That assumption is made since baptisms cannot be found in Reformed Dutch Church records in the area and spouse was from a Huguenot family.) Marie Poillon died before 1718. Marie's children are named in her father's will and she is mentioned as being dead. Another researcher had suggested that Valentine m. 2) Mary Stillwell though I have no reference for this marriage.
III. Garret was b. abt. 1784 and d. after 1738 in Delaware. He married Anna ____. Garret and Anna witnessed the baptism on one of his brother's, Michael, son in 1720 at the Reformed Dutch Church on Staten Island. Do not know if Garret and Anna had any children. Garret is not named in his father's Antoine's will and no children are mentioned. So it is possible that Garret predeceased his father and left no children.[If this is true, my guess for the death date is wrong.]
IV.Michael DuChene/Dushane/DuChaine/DuSheen is apparently the youngest son of Antoine Du Chaine. Michael m. Susanne Van der Hoevan about 1710. 3 sons were baptized at the Reformed Dutch Church on Staten Island, Richmond County, NY.
i. Anthony baptized 1710
ii. Valentine baptized 21 May 1716
iii. Cornelis baptized 9 Oct. 1720.
Michael witnessed baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church on Staten Island as late as 1734 so he must have been the last of the brothers to leave Staten Island for Delaware.
Antoine Du Chaine also had four daughters who married and settled in the NY and NJ area.
Have not found any information in wills published in Delaware for the 2nd and 3rd generations of the family. Perhaps there is information in land or tax records about the children of these four sons and their spouses. Any help appreciated.


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