NameChretien Maxmillan Dubois
Birth1597, near Lille, Artois, (Spanish) Netherlands
Death10 Oct 1655, Wicres, La Bassa, Lilli, Artois
MotherMadeline Renee de Croix (1565-~1625)
Misc. Notes

date of marriage and surname of wife unknown - birth may have been ca. 1590 - date of death was probably sometime before 10-10-1655 which was the date of son Louis' marriage in Mannheim, Germany- Apparently of a family of nobility but after becoming a Huguenot this nobility was deprived him and official records was systemmatically destroyed as were the records of other Huguenot families inFrance at the time. - Settled on lands at Wicres, France about 10 miles southeast of Lille. - Described as a "gentleman of the family of DuBois". - There may have been two (2) older sons, Antoine and Isaac who were older than the children listed above

Much has been written about Louis du Bois, and there is yet much to be revealed by investigation concerning the ancestry of this influential
forbear of the American Van Metres. From various sources of authority the following lineage has been compiled. Monsieur Le Turque, of the Genealogical Institute of Paris, has developed a line of ancestors running back to the days of the Scyrri which includes descent from Charlemagne, Emperor of the West; Alfred the Great; Hugh Capet, King of France, and Henry I., Emperor of Germany. The most important of these lines have been compared and verified; and where the line is broken the cause is attributed to the summary action of Louis XIV.'s minister, Cardinal Mazarin, and Marshall Turenne, who decreed that the names of many of the noble families of France, who espoused and held to the faith of Protestantism, should be erased from the rolls of the nobility and their property confiscated. By the Edict of Nantes, promulgated in 1598, civil and religious liberty was restored and
confirmed to the Huguenots, but when Louis XIV. revoked the Edict, thousands of French families fled to England, Germany, Switzerland and
Holland. It was during the latter part of this reign of terror that the
father of Louis du Bois found shelter in the Palatinate of the Rhine.
According to this tracing of the family the line begins with Guelph,
Prince of the Scyrri, A.D. 476. Azo, Marquis of Liguria, A.D. 1030, a
descendant of the Prince in the fourteenth generation, married Marie, a
descendant of the powerful house of Este, in Italy. The Estes were of the
Actii of Rome who settled in Lombardy about 500 B.C. Guelph, grandson of
Azo and Marie, Count of Bavaria and Saxe, A.D. 1107, married Judith, a
descendant of Charlemagne. A great grandson of Guelph and Judith, Henry
V., Duke of Bavaria and Saxe, A.D. 1195, married Mathilde, a descendant
of William the Conqueror, through Henry I. and Henry II. of England.
Henry VI., son of the Duke of Bavaria and Saxe and Mathilde, married,
A.D. 1200, Agnes, Countess of Palatine, a descendant of Alfred the Great.
A descendant of Henry VI. and Agnes, Madame Claude de Lannoy, married
Charles du Bois, Seigneur des Querder, who was a descendant of MacQuaire
du Bois, Count de Roussey, A.D. 1110.
Seperate source:
Some have said that Chretien's ancestry extends back to Charlemagne, the
Frankish emperor, but the evidence is circumstancial, based on land
records, and not given a great deal of credance by the DuBois Family
Association. Suffice it to say that he was the progenator of an extensive
line of people descended from his two sons, Louis and Jacques. In those
lines are such people as General George S.
Patton, Franklin Roosevelt, and W.E.B. DuBois.
DuBois Family
There are some uncertainties regarding early lineage in this family as
indicated in the follow "Report of European Research of Reverend W.
Twyman Williams, Minister of College Church, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia,
dated 13 December 1935:
Mr. Williams pointed out errors in Mackenzie's Colonial Families of the
United States of America, IV, duBois, because of lack of conciliation in
generation dates, such as
placing Louis DuBois, born 21 October 1626, as the son of Chretien
Maxmillan des Finnes. In the Dictionarie de la Noblesse by La Chesnay,
Desbois and Baider, a standard work on the French nobility, Chretien
Maxmilien du Bois de Finnes was listed in Vol. VIII and recorded as
'Captain in the Regiment of his father, died 1747 ages 21without issue'.
His father was Charles Maxmilien (1701-1750); his gdf. , Maximilien
Francois (1669-1714); his great-grandfather, Maximilien, who married 1662
Catherine Cecile de Guernonval; and his great-great-grandfather, Marc,
who married 1624 Madeleine d-Ognies. Obviously, if Louis duBois' father,
Chretien, were of this line, he could not belong to a later generation
than of Marc du Bois de
Fiennes, who was son of Guislain, son of Eustace, son of Charles du Bois
and Claude de Lannoy. A record of the children of the last three named
seems conclusive that Chretien du Bois was not of this line at all. This
incorrect pedigree had been secured by Mrs. Anna Louise Thompson of
Geneva, Illinois, since
deceased, from a French genealogist, who perpetrated upon her an
outrageous fraud, namely copying these generations from the Dictionarie
and omitting all dates to conceal his ridiculous identification of
Chretien du Bois, father of Louis, the emigrant, with Chretien Maximilien
du Bois de Fiennes (1726-1747). Mr. S. Gordon Smythe called attention to
a statement in E. de Valcourt-Vermont's America Heraldica that Chretien
du Bois of Wicres, a village near Lille, belonged to the
family of DuBois who were Seigneurs of La Bourse and Beaufermez, two old
family estates in the vicinity of Lille. Mr. Williams found an Antoine du
Bois, of the DuBois de Fiennes family, but in a cadet branch founded the
latter part of the fourteenth century, who was Seigneur de la Bourse, as
his ancestors had been for five or six generations, and who became
Seigneur de Beaufermez by his marriage to Philipotte de Landas, Dame de
Beaufermez. Wallerand du Bois, son of Antoine and Philipotte du Bois,
first of his line to be by inheritance Seigneur both of La Bourse and of
Beaufermez, married 1583, Madelein de Croix. Wallerand and Madeleine du
Bois thus lived at the right place and the right time to have been the
parents of Chretien du Bois, father of Louis, the emigrant to New York.
For since the Parish Register of La Bassee (in which Wicres is situated)
shows that Chretien du Bois had at least two sons older than Louis, who
was born in 1626, Chretien could not have been born much later than 1600
at latest, not too late for the birth of a son to parents married in
1583. A later report of the Reverend Mr. W. Twyman Williams dated 24 July
1937 states:
"A communication from Monsieur J. S. Willems-Le Clercq of Brussels, an
accredited genealogist of the Institute, gives only negative values of
proving that the wanted records were NOT to be found in the church
registers of Leyden. The genealogist wrote that he had examined the
Cambrai Historical Society's publications, in which are genealogies of
families resident at or near Wicres and known to have inter- married with
the du Bois of that locality, and also the state archives at Gand, where
in the 17th century were kept records of the court within the
jurisdiction of which Wicres then belonged. "In the data thus far
received there were several items of positive value, corroborating, so
far as they go, Mr. Williams' conclusion that our ancestor, Chretien du
Bois of Wicres, was a son of Wallerand du Bois who married 1583 Madeleine
de Croix. "First: the estate of Beaufermez, of which Wallerand du Bois
was Seigneur, is proved to have been situated at Wicres. The value of
this item is apparent in connection with the hitherto unsupported
statement of America Heraldica that Beaufermez was one of the estates
possessed by the ancestors of
Chretien du Bois. "Second: the family to which Madeleine de Croix
belonged also had estates in the commune of Wicres. "Third: estates at
Wicres owned by several du Bois and by 'the Seigneur of Beaufermez
(Bauffremez)' adjoined estates of the family Billau (Bilyou), one of whom
is known to have married a daughter of Chretien du Bois. We have a record
of this marriage in Leyden, and in New York a record mentioning Louis
DuBois as uncle of a daughter of this marriage." The following was
written by George Washington DuBois, D.D. (1822-1910) who was of
Keeseville, Essex County, New York at the time of his death:
"Chretien du Bois of Wicres in Artois, Pas de Calais, France, was born in
1597 and died prior to 10 October 1655. Owing to the systematic
mutilation of the records of
Huguenot families of the nobility, neither his parentage nor issue can be
definitely proved. It is believed that he belonged to one of the five
quite well known families stemming from Geoffroi de Bois and his wife
Sidonie Tesson of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy who were alive in
the middle of the 11th century. From records in the Netherlands, where
many Huguenots gained sanctuary, it is certain that Louis and Jacque s,
both Walloons, were sons of Chretien du Bois. "Helps to the
identification of the American Branch of the 'famille du Bois': In a book
in my library entitled Souvenirs d'une ancienne famille Maison de Mailly
en Artois, published at Limoges, France 1889, pp. 111-115, it is recorded
that the 9th child of Robert de Mailly-Couronel and Jeanne de Beaumont,
his wife, was Madeline, who about 1550 was married to Jacques du Bois,
Baron de Finnes (one of the 12 Baronnes of the Conte de Guise), Artois,
his oldest son was Pierre, Seigneur de Rantigny, advocate at the Council
of Artois, married at Cambray, Jacqueline de
Mouen. The second child was Jean. The third child of Robert de
Mailly-Couronel was Charles, Seigneur du Rien. Note the perpetuation of
Christian and surnames - Jacques, Pierre, Pierrone, Jacqueline, Jean, du
Rien. Our ancestor Jacques was from Artois province (Lille). Marie du
Rien was sponsor at baptism of Marie 1664, the first child of our Jacques
as of record in Leyden. As this record contained in the book above
referred to connects our branch with Jacques du Bois, Baron de Fienne
(presumably), so does it also connect us in ascending line with the Baron
de Fienne, the lineal descendant of Geoffroi de Bois, according to the
genealogy preserved in the Bibliotheque du Rois Paris" Heidgerd
continues, "In 1675, Jacques and his family joined his elder brother,
Louis, who had emigrated 15 years earlier to the Esopus. Seven of their
children had been baptised in Leyden. The eighth was born while the
family were en route or shortly after their arrival. Jacques died soon
after the birth of his last child, Christian, certainly before the
marriage of his widow in 1677 to John L. Pietersy. Quick re-marriages
were almost a necessity in early colonial times. "The above account was
furnished by Koert DuBois Burnham of Keeseville, New York to the DuBois
Family Association in 1967." The reference next reports the following
"from the papers of John Coert Du Bois, M.D. (1831-1913), late of the
city of Hudson, Columbia County, New York: "The following is a
compilation from research of Dr. DuBois during the time he was a medical
student in Paris from 1858 to 1860, and during a later visit there in
1883. His references were the d'Hozier Manuscripts, 1696-1716, the
records of the Reformation Church at Lille, the records of the
Reformation Church at Leyden. These were all examined by him personally.
"The DuBois family is one of the oldest of the noble houses of Conentin
in the duchy of Normandy. The heraldic records in the Bibliotheque
Nationale, rue de Richelieu, Paris, commence the genealogy with Geoffroi
du Bois, 'a knight banneret' who was companion of William of Normandy,
called the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. To date the
line from Geoffroi has not been confirmed to Chretien
du Bois, the father of Louis and Jacques who emigrated to Ulster County,
New York, during the seventeenth century. "In the Maison Royale de
France, the 'famille du Bois' is mentioned as 'Grand Masters of the
Forests of France.'
"I have traced while living in Paris during the years 1858 through 1860,
and since that time, with the following generations listed:
1. Jean, Seigneur de Fontaines, maitre d'hotel of Charles VIII, died
2. Jean, king's councillor and controller-general of finances, married 7
October 1493 to the niece of the Chancellor of France.
3. Astremoine, a Huguenot who afterwards renounced his faith, was
restored to his nobility, and was declared to be descended from 'la
maison du Bois en Artois.'
4. Antoine, Seigneur de Fontaines, king's councillor and ambassador to
the Pays-Bas. He was married in 1571.
5. Pierre, Seigneur de Fontaines-Moran, married Francoise Olivier de
Leuville. He served in the army during 1597.

Chretien, a younger son, became a Huguenot, and was deprived of his
nobility in consequence. His elder brother, Louis, who remained a
Catholic, was designated as Seigneur de Fontaines, lieutenant-general of
the Armies of the King. Louis was in 1653 made Marquis de Giuvi." After
reading the foregoing pages, it is clearly understood that Heidgerd
states "it is necessary that further European research be commissioned.
It is hoped that a later installment of this DuBois Family History will
provide a completely authenticated lineage for Chretien du Bois of

Chre'tien DU BOIS was born about 1590 to 1600, probably at Wicres,
France. He became a Huguenot and was deprived of his nobility in
consequence. He settled on lands at Wicres about 10 miles southwest of
Lille where his farm is still pointed out. He is described as 'a
gentleman of the family of du Bois, Seigneurs de Beaufermez and de
Bourse.' (d'Hozier MSS) His children, apparently all baptized at Lille,
parish church of Wicres, were:
Francoise, born 17 June 1622, married Pierre Billiou; Anne, baptized 30
November 1625 at Lille, parish church of Wicres; Louis, baptized on 13
November 1626 at Lille, parish church of Wicres, married Catherine
Blanchan at Mannheim, in the Pfalz, German Palatinate on 10 October 1655;
and Jacques, baptized on 27 October 1628 at Reformation Church of Lille,
parish church of Wicres, married Pierrone Bentyn at the Walloon Church at
Leyden on 25 April 1663, and had eight children.
"The Rev. W. Twyman Williams, Minister of the College Church,
Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, suggested as a result of his research that
Chretien possibly had at least two additional sons, possibly Antoine and
Isaac, who were older than the children of whom we have definite record."
Chretien had died by 10 October 1655 when his son Louis was married at
Mannheim. Louis DU BOIS was baptized on 21 October 1626 at Lille, parish
church of Wicres, France, the son of Chretien du Bois (and possibly a
Cornelia [Unknown]). Either with his parents or on his own he went to
Mannheim, Germany in the Pfalz, German Palatinate. Abstracts of Mannheim
Palatine Records translated by Louis DuBois of Yardley, Pennsylvania in
1928 state: "In the year 1606, the Elector Frederick IV of the
Palatinate, being an Evangelical Prince and foreseeing a religious war,
built the fortified city of Mannheim at the confluence of the Neckar and
Rhine Rivers. Soon after, in 1618, there broke out the devastating
'Thirty Years War' and then the youthful fortress of Mannheim was taken
and destroyed by the Bavarian General Tilly. The persecuted French
Protestants were brotherly received in the German Evangelical country,
particularly in the Rhineland. The Walloons were likewise welcomed in
Mannheim and allowed to establish their own French Evangelical community
with their own clergymen. For a time they were united with the German
Evangelical Reformed church, which union was made with
the understanding that services and Holy Communion should be held in the
French language in the Spring and Autumn. "The civil and church records
of Mannheim do not go back beyond the year 1621, the date of the city's
destruction. It is only at a later date that the records of the French
Protestants are to be found inscribed by French clergymen in the German
church book of records. "The name du Bois is found for the first time in
1653.... Louis du Bois, son of the late Chretien DuBois,
resident of Wicres in the vicinity of La Bassee, of the first part, and
Catharine Blanchan, daughter of Mathieu Blanchan, bourgeois of Mannheim,
of the second part, were married at the French (Protestant) Church of
Mannheim (in the Pfalz, German Palatinate), the 10th of October 1655.
(Note: A photostatic copy of this record is included in the DuBois Family
History)" Their children were:
1. Abraham, born at Mannheim, Germany on 26 December 1657, married
Margriet Deyo on 6 March 1681 at First Dutch Church, Kingston, had eight
children, and died on 7 October 1731 at New Paltz;
2. Isaac, born at Mannheim in 1659, married Maria Hasbrouck on 1 June
1683 at First Dutch Church, Kingston, had three children, and died on 28
June 1690 at New Paltz;
3. Jacob, baptized on 9 October 1661 at Kingston, married Lysbeth Varnoye
on 8 March 1689 at First Dutch Church, Kingston, had one child, married
(2) Gerritje
Gerritsen (nee van Nieuwkirk) in 1691/2 at First Dutch Church, had eleven
children by her, and died in June 1745 at Hurley;
4. Sarah, baptized on 14 September 1664 at Kingston, married Joost Jansen
Van Meteren on 12 December 1682 at Kingston, had nine children, and died
in 1726 at
Salem County, New Jersey;
5. David, baptized on 13 March 1667 at Kingston, married Cornelia Varnoye
on 8 March 1689 at First Dutch Church, Kingston, and had six children;
6. Solomon, born in 1669 at Hurley, baptized at the Reformed Dutch
Church, New Amsterdam on 3 February 1669, married Tryntje Foochen (nee
Gerritsen) in 1692,
had nine children, and died on 2 February 1759 at New Paltz;
7. Rebecca, baptized at Old Dutch Church, Kingston on 18 June 1671 and
died young;
8. Rachel, baptized at Old Dutch Church, Kingston on 18 April 1675 and
died young;
9. Louis, born at Hurley in 1677, married Rachel Hasbrouck at Old Dutch
Church, Kingston, on 19 January 1701, had seven children, and died in
10.Mattheus, born on 3 January 1679 at Hurley, married Sara Matthysen on
17 January 1697 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, had twelve children, and
died in 1748 in
Dutchess County, New York; and
11.Magdalena, baptized on 12 May 1680.
"It has been generally accepted that Louis, his wife and children
accompanied Matthys Blanchan and Antoine Crispell (departing 27 April
1660 in the 'Gilded Otter'), but Riker suggests that he probably came
with his brother-in-law Pierre Billiou the following year. "Blanchan,
Crispell and DuBois all received grants of land in Hurley,
near Kingston, obtaining ground briefs on 25 April 1663. "On the 10th of
June 1663, Hurley and part of Kingston was burned by the Indians, and the
wife of Louis DuBois and three children were among those who were carried
away captive. Three months afterward an expedition under Captain Krieger,
sent from New York,
recovered the captives by surprising the Indians at their Fort near the
Hogaberg in Shawangunk. "From Ralph LeFebre's History of New Paltz, Fort
Orange Press, Albany, New York, 1909: 'The story (of the rescue of the
Indian captives) which is dear to the Huguenot heart of New Paltz, is
that when Captain Krieger and his company, directed by an Indian,
attacked the savages at their place of refuge
near the Shawangunk Kill, they were about to burn one or more captives at
the stake, and the women commenced singing the 137th Psalm, which so
pleased the red men that they deferred the proposed death by torture. In
the meantime Captain Krieger's band, with Louis DuBois and others,
arrived and rescued the captives from a horrible death. Louis DuBois is
reported to have killed with his sword an Indian who was in advance of
the rest, before the alarm could be raised. Captain Krieger's report says
nothing of this. However, as the tradition contains nothing
irreconcilable with the Captain's report which deals mainly with the
fighting done by his soldiers, it is interesting to keep the tradition
alive as it deals more upon the condition of the captives.' "E. M.
Ruttenber, the Orange County historian, states his objections to the
tradition as follows: 'The story was repudiated as a statement of fact,
first, on the authority of Indian customs. We do not recall a single
instance where a woman was burned at the stake by the Indians. They
killed female prisoners on the march sometimes when they were too feeble
to keep up but very rarely after reaching camp. Mrs. DuBois and her
companions had been prisoners from June 10th to September 5th, or nearly
three months before they were rescued from captivity. During all that
time they had been guarded carefully at the castle of the Indians, and
held ransom or exchange, to which end negotiations had been
opened. The Indians asked especially for the return of some of their
chiefs who had
been sent to Curacao and sold as slaves by Governor Stuyvesant. "'Second:
Documentary evidence concerning events of that period is entirely against
tradition. The written record is, that when the Dutch forces surprised
the Indians, the latter were busy in constructing a third angle to their
fort for the purpose of strengthening it, instead of being engaged in
preparations for burning prisoners. The prisoners were found alive and
well, and no complaint is recorded of any ill treatment, not even their
heads had been shaved and painted as had been customary. Every night,
says the record, they were removed from the castle to the woods, lest the
Dutch should recover them before negotiations for their release were
consumated.' "Among the Huguenot settlers at Kingston, at this time, was
Abraham Hasbrouck. He had served with Edmund Andros in the English army.
He was a native of Calais, had emigrated to Mannheim, and in 1675 to
America, settling finally in Esopus. "The Huguenots, being desirous of
forming a settlement of their own, were indebted to some extent to the
acquaintanceship of Abraham Hasbrouck with Edmund Andros who was Colonial
Governor at this time, having been appointed to that office when the
colony of New York passed from the Dutch to the
English in 1665. "These French settlers longed for a settlement of their
own where they could speak their own language, worship in their own
church, and be in a community where they could govern themselves
according to their own choice. The traffic with the Indians in furs was
becoming less profitable. It was becoming more and more necessary to
follow the occupation of cultivating the soil. The fertile lowlands of
the Wallkill had undoubtedly been in the mind of Louis DuBois as an ideal
place to establish the French community. The mountains and forests lining
the valley most certainly must have reminded the Huguenots of their
native county in French Flanders, and the Meuse Valley through which they
escaped to the Pfalz.
Louis died at Kingston, reported by Heidgerd as 23 June 1693. However,
Louis had three wills (all written in Dutch) recorded in Ulster County
Surrogate's Office, the last of which was dated 22 February 1696, and his
wills were proved on 26 March 1696, so his death occurred sometime during
that interval of a month's time.
An early will, or more properly defined, a joint agreement of Louis
DuBois and Catherine, his wife, was dated 13 October 1676 and written in
Dutch, translated as follows: "After their deaths, the whole estate shall
go to their children, the monors first to be educated until they can earn
a living. If either should re-marry, he or she shall pay one half to the
children, begotten by them, and in case of death, one fourth of the
remaining half shall be divided among the children. If the survivor
remains unmarried, he or she shall not be compelled to pay out anything
more to the children than it may please the survivor,either as a marriage
portion, or in some other way. At death of both parties, the children
shall inherit the entire estate. In case of re-marriage of either party,
without lawful issue, the children shall have one half of the estate." A
will dated 30 March 1686, and recorded 5 May 1686, provides that Louis'
"estate, after payment of debts to be equally divided 'amongst my
children but my two eldest sons desiring to have Each of them a part of
the land of New Paltz and more than the other children by Reason their
names 'uppon the Patent', but if they will be content 'to deale Equally
with my other children whether in land, houses or any other sort of goods
whatever belonging to my Estate As well the land of the Paltz....' that
if they have the land at New Paltz they should pay a share of its worth
to the other children as all of the estate should be divided equally. 'My
wife, their mother, shall have the ordering of the Estate as long as she
remains a widow.' 'If she marry the Estate to be divided among the
children aforesaid except my two
eldest sons.' "The second will dated 27 March 1694, proved 26 March 1696,
states that if the widow should marry, then to the eldest son Abraham, 6
Pounds, as his primogeniture right, also 1/8 of the estate; son Jacob
1/8; and 1/8 to each of the following children: David, Solomon, Louis,
Matthew; and to the children of deceased son Isaac 1/8; and to children
of Sara wife of Joost Janse (Van Meter) 1/8. Wife Catherine appointed
Louis' will dated 22 February 1695/6 and written in the Dutch language
provides for the disposition of his property as follows: "to my son Jacob
half of my farm at Hurley
adjoining land of Hyman and Jan Rosa and land of Lammert Huyberse on
condition that he pays 1500 shepels wheat; Jacob to use the other half
until my youngest son Matthew Du Bois becomes of age, for which he is to
pay 50 shepels wheat yearly. I have this day conveyed to my youngest son,
Matthew Du Bois, house and land in Kingston, a parcel of me adow land,
and one half of my land at Hurley, for which he is to pay 1500 schepels
ofwheat. Payments for the land which my son David bought from Jan Wood to
come out of my estate, as I had promised my son David. My sons Salomon
and Louis Du Bois are to have my land in the Paltz, conveyed to me by
deed from Coll. Thomas Dongan, dated 2 June 1688, for which they are to
pay 800
shepels of wheat. My daughter Sara wife of Joost Janse to have a piece of
land in Hurley adjoining the land of Corneles Cool, for which she is to
pay 700 shepels of wheat. This includes the woodland adjoining." The
Ulster County Genealogy Archive included a brief biography which stated:
"There is a memorial to Louis in the Dutch Reformed Churchyard, right
across from the Post Office. His actual burial place is
unknown, but it is somewhere on the Churchyards grounds." Not putting
much trust in the Edict of NantesOur Huguenot ancestors ran out of
France. Old Chretian's offspring soon scattered afar, all firmly
convinced that that their name was du Bwa.
But some stayed in Leyden and then, oh my gosh, translated the name to
the Dutch Van der Bosch. And some went to Scotland, the land of their
choice, where clansmen corrupted their label to Boice. But Louis and
Jacques came across to New York, where Dutch, French and English all
mingled their talk. And ever since then, in this polygot nation, Folks
ask us, "Please, what's the right pronunciation?"

'Tis no longer du Bwa as so many suppose And it is not Du Boys, and of
course not Du Boze. Du Boy is not right, nor is Du'Bois correct, For the
accent is not where some people suspect. Please read this out loud so the
sound of you voice By this rhythm records that our name is Du Bois'.
ChildrenLouis (1626-~1696)
Marriage1620, Nord, Wicres, Artois, France
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