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Re: Hueguenot origins of American Peay (DuPay or DuPuy) Families
Posted by: Janice Kubina (ID *****6036) Date: October 30, 2003 at 09:24:09
In Reply to: Hueguenot origins of American Peay (DuPay or DuPuy) Families by Nancy Bowman of 348

The info I have is from an article in "The United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine" February, 1950
that was sent to me by a Peay descendant, as I am. It says: "Peay: is the American name for DuPay, DuPue, DuPuy, or DuPuis, as it was variously spelled. The first of the name in America came from France in the ship, "Pemberton Church", to New Netherlands (New York) in October, 1662. Nicholas DuPuis had a grant of land on Staten Island in 1664."

It goes on to say some of the family went to Pennsylvania then to Virginia. After the Revolution, one son, also Nicholas, with his family went to Camden, S.C.

There is more but not sure it goes where you want to go in your family. I have alot of information on the Peays, specifically the line from Nicholas Adamson Peay born 2/08/1811. Would love to share anything I have with those interested. I have an old family Bible with the genealogy listed to my great great grandmother, Mary English Peay Myers married to John Autstin Peay, son of Sarah English Peay, Nicholas's sister, who married Dr. John Jacob Myers. In other words, they married 1st cousins and had my great grandfather William Mills Myers, who inturn produced my grandmother, Mary English Myers on my mother's side. Actually the last listing in this Bible of a descendant is of Martha Peay Myers, born 1894 my grandmother's sister

Let me know if I can help?

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