Oplysninger om Henri Louis Villaume

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Antog navnet Ducoudrai, blev general i Sydamerika og levede senere i New York. (Maskinskrevet slægtstavle modtaget fra Henning Kristensen)
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Henri Louis Villaume DUCOUDRAY-HOLSTEIN, under dette navn kan hans efterkommere findes på www. rootsweb.com (Kate Walter <ktwalter@cox.net>)
 
Henri Louis Villaume DUCOUDRAY-HOLSTEIN was born 1763 in Germany, and died MAY 1839 in Albany, New York.
He was the son of 2. Unknown DUCOUDRAY
He married Maria DEL CARMEN. She was born ABT. 1800 in Colombia, South America, and died 1 MAY 1855 in Albany, New York.
Children of Henri Louis Villaume DUCOUDRAY-HOLSTEIN and Maria DEL CARMEN are:
1. Lafayette Ducoudray HOLSTEIN was born 1 AUG 1826 in New York, and died 7 APR 1864 in probably Albany, New York. He married Anna MOYSTON 2 JAN 1844 in Albany, New York, daughter of John Hugan MOYSTON and Ann UNKNOWN. She was born ABT. 7 APR 1826 in of Schenectady, New York, and died 28 MAR 1886 in Probably Albany, New York. He married Susan M. RAMSEY ABT. 1854, daughter of F. RAMSEY. She was born 5 MAR 1830 in Schoharie, New York, and died 17 SEP 1907 in probably Albany, New York.
2. Possibly Madison HOLSTEIN was born ABT. 1830.
 
mail fra ovenstående Kate Walter:
I would like to correspond with anyone that has knowledge of military records available for French officers during the French Revolution. Following is the info I have on my g-g-g-g-grandfather: I am descended from Henri Louis Villaume DuCoudray. He was born in Holsteinborg, Holstein 1763, which is now part of Denmark. His parents were French. HLV fought for the French from about 1792-1812. He was wounded in battle and held captive in Cadiz. Some Mexican revolutionaries bought his freedom, and he left for Philadelphia in 1812/13. He fought for Bolivar and lived on various Caribbean islands until about 1822, when he returned to the United States. He died Albany, NY in 1839. During his service in the military he signed his name as DuCoudray de Holstein. In the United States, he went by DuCoudray-Holstein. His son dropped the DuCoudray all together and just went by Holstein. Thanks, Kate.
 
klippet fra http://www.famousamericans.net/hermanneduardyonholst/:
HOLSTEIN, or DUCOUDRAY-HOLSTEIN, La Fayette Villaume, soldier, born in Germany in 1763; died in Albany, New York, 23 April, 1839. He was a general in the French army under Napoleon, and, after the overthrow of the latter, went to South America, where he served under General Simon Bolivar, but, removing to the United States afterward, settled in Albany, New York, where he became a teacher of languages in the academy, and edited "The Zodiac." He is the author of "Recollections of an Officer of the Empire"; "Histoire de Bolivar," continued by A. Viollet (Paris, 1831); "Memoirs of Lafayette" (New York, 1824); and "The New French Reader" (Albany, 1836).
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