The Duke of Mont SARRETT (France)

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  • ID: I21
  • Name: Wife_? UNKNOWN
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1754 in South,France



    Marriage 1 Duke_of_Mont SARRETT b: ABT 1747 in South,France
    • Married: BEF 1786 in ,South,France
    • Divorced: N
    • Note:
      Family tradition of this branch of SARRETT'S in America, comes
      from GILDA MAE (SARRETT) LESLIE, b. 19 March 1905 and her sister
      Miss DESSIE JANE SARRETT, born 14 Sept. 1908, both of Raleigh
      County, West Virginia. They published an article in 1950, for the
      Beckley Newspaper, of Raleigh County Centennial in West Virginia,
      the following:
      Descendants of this SARRETT family which includes some of the
      early pioneers of Raleigh County, West Virginia can trace their ancestry
      back to a young French Nobleman who fought on the side of freedom
      in the American Revolution.
      This Nobleman who bore the title of "Duke of Mont Sarrette" came
      to America on the same ship which brought MARQUIS JEAN PAUL
      LAFAYETTE to this country. Both offered their services to General
      GEORGE WASHINGTON and fought through the American Revolution
      after which they returned to their native land of France. When
      the French Revolution broke out, the "Duke of Mont Sarrette" with
      his little 2 year old son stole aboard a ship bound for America
      under the cover of darkness. The two were concealed by the
      captain and transported here. [South Carolina, 1799]. The reason
      for the Duke's hasty flight from France was the wave of violent
      antagonism which was sweeping the country at that time. During
      that period membership in the nobility was deemed necessary cause
      for beheading individuals. On his arrival in America the Duke
      became known as ELISHA SARRETT and settled in North Carolina
      where he met and married [2nd wife] on 02 Jan. 1806, to Miss JANE
      JENKINS and they had Four sons and Two Daughters born to this marriage.
      [REF:#090, Pg163]
      See Duke of Mont Sarrette
      for Continuation!
      Source & Reference Notes!
      [REF:#090]
      The Sarratt/Surratt Famlies 1715-1980
      By Laura & Norman Sarratt
      Ed. 1980, Fresno, CA.
      End of NOTES
    Children
    1. Has Children Elisha2 SARRETT b: 1770 in ,South,France
    2. Has Children Willis SARRETT b: 1786 in ,Person Co.,NC

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