Chrétien Maxmillan Dubois
(Abt 1597-Bef 1655)


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1. Françoise le Poivre

Chrétien Maxmillan Dubois

  • Born: Abt 1597, Wicres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France 651
  • Marriage (1): Françoise le Poivre about 1621 651
  • Died: Bef 10 Oct 1655, Wicres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France 651

bullet   Find a Grave ID: 33562657.


bullet  General Notes:

That the DuBois' in our family history were Huguenots is quite clear, but what were Huguenots? Simply put, they were French Protestants.

Some have said that Chretien's ancestry extends back to Charlemagne, the Frankish emperor, but the evidence is circumstancial, based on land records, and not given a great deal of credance by the DuBois Family Association. Suffice it to say that he was the progenator of an extensive line of people descended from his two sons, Louis and Jacques. In those lines are such people as General George S. Patton, Franklin Roosevelt, and W.E.B. DuBois. It can't be assumed that all the DuBois' in American descended from Chretian, however. A county in Indiana is named for a DuBois who came to America at the time of the revolution as a member of Lafayette's staff and remained to move west and settle.

Some internet pages claim that Chretien du Bois' wife was named "Cornelia." - I have changed that per the article in the DuBois Family newsletter - see the source for her name.

bullet  Research Notes:
Notes in footnote 3 the source of his wife's name to the statement "Some internet pages claim that Chretien du Bois' wife was named "Cornelia." and paragraph following. This includes Find-a-Grave. - footnote to the Wikipedia article: Henry B. Hoff, F.A.S.G., F.G.B.S., Some Observations on the Du Bois Family, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, July 1995, pp. 175-177


Chrétien married Françoise le Poivre about 1621.651 (Françoise le Poivre was born about 1600 in Tournay, Hainaut, Belgium 651.)

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