Peter John DePung

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 1810.

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 1820.   


Cutter, William R., ed. "Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York." NY: Lewis Hist.Pub. Co., 1910.   

Drew, Hazel C. "Tales from Little Lewis." Lyons Falls, NY: 1961.  

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 15, 1815. 

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”.

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