Will of Pierre Jean DuPont, who died at sea, date unknown
(Drew, p16), he was the nephew and aid of Montcalm, last French
commandant at Quebec (Hough, p428), or Colonel St. Pierre Dupont, who
came over with Lafayette (Oakes, vol.1, p501), or Commodore Pierre
Dupont, commander of part of the French fleet that aided the United
States during the revolution (Cutter, vol.2, p763). It all
depends on which source the reader prefers to cite.
I have few clues who is parents are, but I rather doubt the
above claims and statements. I do believe he was
probably the signer of the Articles of Association at Dutchess Co, NY
in 1775 (Smith, p485), and resided at Berne in 1788, later Phelps by
If anyone reads this I am interested in who Mr. Parker was
(the wife of Pierre's daughter Eva), or what happened to Pierre's son
John, who m. Sarah Fellers and was probably in Brighton Township in
Cutter, William R., ed. "Genealogical and Family History of
Northern New York." NY: Lewis Hist.Pub. Co.,
Drew, Hazel C. "Tales from Little Lewis." Lyons Falls, NY:
Hough, Franklin B. "History of Lewis County, New York."
Syracuse, NY: D Mason & Co., 1883.
Oakes, Rensselaer A, ed., "Genealogical and Family History
of the County of Jefferson, New York." NY: Lewis Pub. Co., 1905.
Smith, Philip H. "General History of Duchess County."
Pawling, NY: P.H. Smith, 1877.
Surrogate Court Records, Canandaigua, Ontario
Co, NY, Will book10, pp43-5.
Will (undated) of Peter John DePung of
Phelps (township), proved Aug
Summary: In the
town of Canandaigua, county of Ontario on the 15 August before Reuben
Hart Esquire Surrogate of our said county the last will and testament
of Peter John Dupung, deceased (a copy where of is hereunto annexed)
was provided and is now approved. . . . administration is granted unto
Mary Depung, Executrix.
I Peter John Depung now or late in the
town of Phelps . . . I give my son John Depung One dollar .
. . I give daughters
Catharine Dietz, Eve Parker, Elizabeth Swartz, and Mary Lyon, One
dollar after my debts . . . I give my estate to my beloved wife Mary .
His mark: “PJD”.
Thanks to Glen Swartz for providing this information; he would like to
share information with other researchers.
Please contact Glen.
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