My name is Cynthia DeCoux Stone. I am working on my family history and seem to be stuck at the DeCoux part. Hopefully, I can connect with someone who can give me a name or two and start me on my way.
My grandfather was Abel Decoux. He was born 19OCT1894. I believe he was from the New Iberia area, but he could have been born around Pointe Coupee, as well. His mother was Louise Judice and his father was Jean Paul DeCoux.
Abe had many siblings: Lucille, Maurice, Teresa (married garcia), Marie Mable, Rene,Blance, Anna, Pierre Sydney, and Marie Rose.
We are part of the Gonsoulin heirship, and are related to many other DeCouxs. Jean Paul DeCoux, my ggf, had siblings:
Adolphe DeCoux who married Florestine Vaughn (children = Henry,Frank, George,Adolphe, Clarence, Lauren, Laurence, Mauise, Laura who married Prutherds)
Rodolphe who adopted Aurelie.
Norber (no children)
Murat who married Elmire Bernard (children= Sadie who married Vinsor, Olga, Murat Bernard,Jr.)
Eras, married Boutte
Eda, married Boudreaux
If any of these are people you know, I would appreciate hearing from you. My father, his parents, and older sister have all passed away. My cousins and I are looking for our other cousins, just to know who and where they are. She lives in Houston, I live in VA, and my mother and my paternal aunt, still live in Sulphur. Thanks, Cindy
I have been compiling Pointe Coupee and found many of my ancestors have married DeCoux's. I have been working in the late 1700's early 1800's and haven't gotten to your ancestors but probably will one day. I think you should check the "Catholic Church Records" volumes, published by the Diocese of Baton Rouge and/or "Southwest La" volumes published by Fr. Donald Hebert. These are very important to me as just about everyone in my tree is in these books. They were born & stayed in Pointe Coupee, I was lucky there. But I still have a couple missing links, Riggs is my big puzzle, one Patin, and one Saizan! Otherwise I would have all generations back to about late 1600's early 1700's.
Your local state gene library will probably have all of these volumes, DeCoux is REAL easy.