Posted By:Pierre M Coupet
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Subject:Re: Coupet descendants
Post Date:March 26, 2005 at 20:51:25
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You must be related to Henri (Henry) Alexandre. Henry Alexandre married my aunt who was my mother's, Marie Victoire Etienne Coupet, half-sister. I can't really remember her name since that goes back all the way to 1967 when I left Haiti at the age of 12 for the US.

It's my understanding that she died years later while giving birth. In 1967, I believe her first child - can't quite recall the name or if it was a boy or girl - was either 1 or 2 years old. I used to go to her house often when she was pregnant and after she had the child up until the time I left for the US.

She lived in what was then called "1ere Cite de St Martin" about a block away from our house which was at 121, 1ere Cite de St Martin, Port-au-Prince. I believe the city has since been renamed "Delmas."

As for Fernand Coupet, he was the father of my grandmother, Anna Nau. Anna Nau was Fernand's illegitimate daughter and therefore did not receive his last name. Anna Nau, never married, gave birth to twins - one stillborn and, the other, my mother, Marie Victoire Etienne - whose father was Esteven Etienne, a businessman who owned a shoemaking business in Port-au-Prince. It's also my understanding that Esteven Etienne also fathered Augustin Etienne and my mother's half sister, ???? Etienne, Augustin's sister, who went on to marry Henri Alexandre, a Tonton Macoute.

Henri was one of the nicest men I had known and a wonderful uncle. Never heard from him or about him since I left Haiti at the age of 12.

My mother, Marie Victoire Etienne, went on to marry my father, Joseph Abner Coupet, the son of Dessalines Coupet. Dessalines Coupet is the son of Joseph Coupet, the person that my father was named after. Joseph Coupet, my great grandfather, who lived in Miragoine, is either the first cousin or brother of Fernand Coupet.

At the time that my mother met my father in Miragoine, she did not know that she was in fact a second cousin of my father and that they were both related to Fernand Coupet. By the time she found out from her mother that she was also a Coupet, even though her last name was Etienne, it was too late because she already had 2 children by him.

As for me, I reside in California and am a business executive with 3 children and a grand-daughter.

We have hundreds of Fernand Coupet descendants and relatives in Chicago, Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles, Florida.

Let me know how things go with your search and whether you want to get in touch with them.