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Re: Tardeiu of Cap Francois to Charleston,SC
Posted by: Penny Midboe (ID *****3158) Date: June 23, 2002 at 08:35:59
In Reply to: Tardeiu of Cap Francois to Charleston,SC by Floyd Wilson of 2225

Floyd - A Prevost family - the mother and 2 children (Joseph and Sophia or Sara Sophira) - fled St. Dominique during the slave rebellion of the 1790s. The father who was probably named Joseph Prevost was apparently a high official in St. Dominique and murdered during the uprising. The family came first to Savannah, Georgia before settling in Charleston, South Carolina. The reason your message caught my eye is that one of the children, Sophia, was said to have been born in 1775 in Cap Francois, Cuba. I looked for a Cap Francois, Cuba and found only a Cabo Frances which might be the Spanish version. There was apparently some Cuba connection (the two islands are very close). In an 1829 will a P. Delbos bequeaths to Sophie and her children - and to a Destries family in Santiago de Cuba. Another Prevost descendant found a Cuban website with some relevent information. Unfortunately, it was a confusing translation from Spanish to English - but it talked about French families (including the name Prevost) on Baracoa - at first it seemed that Baracoa was an island belonging to St. Dominique - but then it sounded as though they were discussing French families that had fled to Baracoa, Cuba after the slave rebellion. Anyway, I don't know if any of this will help you in your research, but could you let me know if anything rings a bell and tell me what you know about Cap Francois. We are probably both looking at similar sources and can perhaps help one another. Thanks.


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