|My Mother Margaret Audrey Theaux|
My very bright nephew, Dustin, being the child of the internet that he is, found a tape of the skier Adrian Theaux during a competition in France. The French announcer was speaking about Mr. Theaux and he was pronouncing the name with the H sound. We are now bowing to the French announcer.
However you pronounce the name it is a fairly easy name in the United States to research as there seems to have been only two or three families with this name to immigrate to the US. (I am using the term United States instead of America because there is a Theaux or two in South America.)
I have not "jumped the pond" yet. That doesn't mean that it hasn't been jumped...just that I haven't jumped it yet. My cousin Eric, researcher extraordinaire, has taken the Theaux's to France. I trust Eric's research. I do. I just want to take the journey myself. I know...I'm reinventing the wheel, but a great deal of the records he uncovered were lost in Katrina. So I have no source notes. Consequently, what I do have is names and dates but no sources. I have some wonderful copies of original records and no idea of where they came from. So...I'm off to re-invent the wheel.
Here is what I know. (If you want the sources just let me know.)
Jacques Jean Marie Theaux was born in December of 1856 in France. He came to the United States sometime before 1880 and settled in St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. He worked as a carpenter on the plantation owned by Eugene Auguste Duchamp De Chastaigne. (Family stories say that Jacques was the manager of the plantation and that he was very good with horses.) Jacques married Eugene's third child, Marie Mathilde Elisa Duchamp De Chastaigne when she was just 15 in St. Martinville on 3 May 1881.
|Laurent Felix Theaux and Flavie Marguerite Landry Theaux|
Laurent was born on 11 April 1893.