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  • ID: I27421
  • Name: Grace COXE
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 16 NOV 1761 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 15 APR 1812 in Switzerland
  • Note:

    M.S. Philbeck 1997, North Carolina Records of Georgia Governor George
    Wells, Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol.
    25, pp. 79-93.

    Bruno de la Villamois, 19 April 2000. Grace Coxe married Jacques
    Donatien Leray de Chaumont.

    Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol. 41, p. 102, 2013

    Thomas J. Schaeper 1995, France and America in the Revolutionary Era, p. 325. The young American girl [Grace, daughte r of Charles Davenport Coxe of Sidney, New Jersey,one of the most famous and influential families of the era] had falle n helplessly in love with the dashing Frenchman [Jacques/James LeRay]. Chaumont fils apparently told her that he did n ot feel for her nearly as much as she did for him, but she would not be rebuffed. Because the match suited his economi c and social ambitions, he finally agreed to marry her. The marriage eventually produced three children, but the two s pouses often were apart in later years. Contemporaries considered Grace to be rather eccentric. Gouverneur Morris rep orted that she was considered by some to be ?crazy.? At any rate, the union with the Cose family would pay off handsom ely for the young man through the following decade.
  • _UID: DE701E071D7C4A6AB4F903035E2D3575A82B
  • Change Date: 19 NOV 2013

    Father: Charles Davenport COXE b: 25 MAR 1733
    Mother: Rebecca WELLS b: 19 APR 1737 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland

    Marriage 1 Jacques (James) Donatien LE RAY DE CHAUMONT b: 12 NOV 1760
    • Married: 14 JUL 1789 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey
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