Barry's Relatively Speaking: Living Descendant of Napoleon's Army
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. Caryl shares the following experience.
My father, AUGUSTUS S. CHE-NOT, of Belleville, Illinois will be eighty-three years young on the 2nd of August. His father, AUGUSTUS F. CHENOT, born in Phalsbourg, France, was 70 years old when Dad was born and 74 years of age when my aunt was born. Also, dad was the 13th of 14 children. His father outlived both of the wives he had, living until 94. JEAN JOSEPH CHENOT, my dad's grandfather, was born in Nitting, Lorraine, France in 1788 and came to this country in 1830. JEAN JOSEPH served in Napoleon's Army from 1807-1815. I am sure that Dad must be the only living grandson of a member of Napoleon's Army.