Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Peter Guerrant, Sr.

My 6th great-grandfather Peter Guerrant, Sr. was born about 1697 in France [1]. He came to America on the ship Nassau as a young child in 1700 with his parents Daniel and Marie Guerin (Guerrant) [1]. Peter married Magdalene Trabue about 1732, probably in Virginia. Magdalene was born on 31 Aug 1715, the daughter of Antoine Trabue, Jr. and Magdalene Verrueil [1, 2]. Peter and Magdalene would have at least 7 children.

Peter was reportedly a Major in the Colonial wars, but I have not tracked down any documentation for this yet. He signed a will on 03 Dec 1749 in Cumberland County, Virginia which identifies his wife and 7 children [3, 4]. His estate is in probate in Cumberland County on 25 Jun 1750 indicating he had died in Dec 1749 or early 1750 [1, 5, 6]. His wife Magdalene reportedly died about 1787.

The Guerin and Trabue families were Huguenot refugees who left France to escape Protestant persecution at the hands of the Catholics.

Children of Peter Guerrant, Sr. and Magdalene Trabue
1) John Guerrant, Sr. [1, 3, 4] was born on 17 Jul 1733 [1]. He married Elizabeth Porter. He died in 1823 [1].
2) Esther Guerrant [1, 3, 4] was born on 02 Oct 1735 in Manakin, Goochland, Virginia [1]. She married John Bartholomew DuPuy in 1753. She died between 1760 and 1764.
3) Peter Guerrant, Jr. [1, 3, 4] was born on 17 Oct 1737 in Manakin, Goochland, Virginia [1]. He married Mary Perreau on 25 Nov 1756 in Manakin [7]. He died in 1819 in Montgomery County, Kentucky [1, 8].
4) Magdelaine Guerrant [3, 4, 7] was born on 31 Aug 1740 [7]. She married Robert Moseley in 1758 [7]. She died on 19 Mar 1820 [7].
5) Jane Guerrant [3, 4, 7] was born about 1742.
6) Judith Guerrant [3, 4, 7] was born on 17 Mar 1745 in Manakin, Goochland, Virginia [7]. She died about 1801.
7) Daniel Guerrant [3, 4, 7] was born on 23 Apr 1747 in Manakin, Goochland, Virginia [7]. He married Mary Porter.

References
[1] The Huguenot, No. 5, The Huguenot Society, 1931. Page 89.
[2] Ibid. Page 93.
[3] Ibid. Page 91.
[4] Minutes of the Probate Court of Cumberland County, Virginia. Will Book 1, pages 13 and 14.
[5] Ibid. Will Book 1, page 15.
[6] Ibid. Will Book 1, pages 24, 25, 26, and 27.
[7] Ibid. Page 90.
[8] Minutes of the Probate Court of Montgomery County, Kentucky. Book B, Pages 325 and 326.

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