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  • ID: I07899
  • Name: Jean "John" ROBERT
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1680 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND
  • Death: 25 JAN 1760 in Colleton District, South Carolina USA
  • Religion: French Huguenot
  • Reference Number: IND8281
  • Note:
    (John is the English version of Jean.) He was a member of Pon Pon Chap el on the Pon Pon River in Colleton Co, SC. He left a will located in t he SC Archives : Charleston Wills, Vol. 8, pp 435-436. His known childr en are: Thomas, Ann, John, Mary and Abraham. His probable children are: Ow en, Mariah and Eli.

    The French Santee were in Berkley County in a town called Jamestown. James town is known for its rich heritage as the first French Huguenot settleme nt on the Santee River beginning in 1685. Jamestown has enjoyed a colorf ul history. The town was established in 1705 several miles down river fr om its present location. The area now known as Jamestown was not incorpora ted until 1957. The town hall is located on S.C. Hwy. 41 in Jamestown. T he French Huguenots were a peaceful, industrious people, serving God faith fully in a wilderness. They gained wealth by marketing indigo, rice and na val stores (turpentine and pitch). The region around the Jamestown settlem ent became what was known as French Santee. None of the original 13 coloni es received a stronger infusion of Huguenot blood, faith and valor than So uth Carolina. (www.berkley.sc.us/~bcounty/Berkleymunicipalities.htm)

    Father: Pierre "Minister" ROBERT b: 3 FEB 1656 in Bern, Saint Imier, SWITZERLAND
    Mother: Jeanne "Jean" BRAYE b: ABT 1660 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Margaret DIXON b: ABT 1681 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina
    • Married: 1708 in French Santee, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina USA
    1. Has Children John R. "of Charleston" ROBERT b: 1709 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA
    2. Has Children Abraham Isaac ROBERT b: 1719 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA
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