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Quays -Louisiana Bef. 1785
Posted by: Carol B Date: December 24, 2001 at 05:29:57
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Quays - Louisiana, Bef. 1785
Does anyone have any Quays information with a connection to Louisiana?
William (Guillermo) Quays, b. bef. 1749 (New York?) He married Sarah Smith (Esmit? of New Jersey) m. Aug. 5, 1785, Orleans Parish, LA. Sarah Quays died Oct. 17, 1811, New Orleans.

"Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Vol. 4, 1784-1790 (1989):
"Esmit, Sara (Guillermo & Isavel Dearoarte), native of New Jersey, m. Guillermo GUAIS, Aug. 5, 1785 (SLC, M5, 40)"

"GUAIS, Guillermo (Guillermo and Ana Margarita GAILLIS?), native of New York, m. Sara ESMIT, Aug. 5, 1785, w. Josef Martinez, Vincente LLORCA (SLC, M5, 40)"

William Quays and Sarah, children;
Maria Luisa Martha Isabel Quays, b. Sept. 26, 1787 d. March 13, 1872, Orleans Parish, LA; Margarita Quays, Bef. 1789- d. Sept. 28, 1814;
Eliza Quays b. 1789, m. January 20, 1805 (m. William Rogers), d. Nov. 18, 1839;
Joseph Quays b. abt. 1786 Orleans Parish, LA m. May 2, 1816 to Marie Delphine Cavaille (b. February 1791, Jeremie, St. Dominique (Haiti),

Joseph Quays and Marie Delphine Cavaille's children;
Philippe Dutillet Quays, b. July 17, 1815, d. August 10, 1858 White Sulphur Springs, VA;
Pierre Joseph Quays, b. Nov. 8, 1810;
Santiago Philippe Quays;
and Eliza Quays.

Old family stories tell of the Quays family originating in Scotland, immigrating to Nova Scotia, and eventually coming to Louisiana before 1785 where William (Guillermo) Quays married Sarah Smith. Can find nothing about them prior to the 1785 marriage indicating that William was born in New York..

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