Descant Family: Bourdeaux◊France to
The Descant Family, while tracing
it's origin to Bourdeaux, France, has planted deep roots within
Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Our Louisiana heritage goes back to
March 20, 1845 when Jean and his Father Dominique Descant arrived in New
Orleans. Jean's brother, Jules M. Descant, arrived in New Orleans
ten years later in 1855.
** It is not clear to me
what happened to Jules' twin brother Dominique. Nor am I clear on
the where-abouts of sister Marie.
Bonjour moms and dads, brothers and sisters, nieces and
nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, children and
grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I have
developed this web site in memory of my Father
Edgar 'Pega' Descant, my
Pierre Joseph Descant,
my Great Grandfather Hypolite Paul
Descant, my Great-Great Grandfather
Jean Descant, and my
to their wives; my Mother and all of my Grandmothers.
The objective of the Descant Family
web site is to commemorate everyone related to
Dominique and Francoise Descant. My objective is to
give you, show you where you and your family fit into the
The catalyst for this endeavor is
clearly 'Granny's Family Album' published by Dr. Ed Dugas
in 1971. The Descant Family web site is a work-in-progress
and is never-ending.
Your participation is welcomed, encouraged, and very much appreciated.