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Vivus Dauchy

Male 1707 - 1795  (88 years)


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  • Name Vivus Dauchy  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1707  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Dec 1795  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried Ridgefield Cemetery, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Immigrated to US abt 1725, p. 544

      Bought two slaves, a woman named Dinah, and a boy named Peter, from David Scott for two hundred pounds on 13 Feb 1740, p. 54

      On November 25, 1708, the choicest home lots along "Town Street" (today's Main Street) were distributed among Ridgefield's original proprietors by lottery. This particular "home lott" of about ten acres was drawn by Jonathan Stevens of Norwalk, who died before settling here, whereupon the property passed to his mother, the widow Mary Bouton. Mary dealt the still undeveloped parcel in 1712 to Irish-born David Scott-- patriarch of the prolific founding family that populated the "Scotland District." Although the exact details may never be known, historian Silvio Bedini suggests that Scott abandoned his wife, Mary, emigrated to America, then entered into a relationship with Elizabeth St. John, daughter of original Ridgefield proprietor Samuel St. John. Unexpectedly, Mary Scott "of Ireland, of the town and County of Londonderry" arrived and took her husband to court in a case citing Elizabeth as the "pretended wife of David Scott." According to court records, Mary "obtained a judgment against her husband... and she took 3 acres and 72 rods by execution." On his remaining six acres, David Scott erected a simple dwelling that evolved over two and a half centuries into the "Scott House" of today. About 25 years later in February 1741 for the then princely sum of 500 English pounds, Scott sold this "home lott" and another parcel to his son-in-law, the Frenchman Vivus Dauchy.

      Daniel Whitney, Ridgefield, CT, sold his house and land to Vivus Dauchy, 14 March 1753, p. 27

      Military service: May, 1756, Capt., Ridgefield Trainband

      Meetings of the First Episcopal Society held at the home of Captain Vivus Dauchy on 16 Dec 1784 to plan the building of a new church, on 1 Sep 1785 to manage the building of the church, on 27 Apr 1787 to enact a tax of two pence on the pound to finance the church, on 31 (sic) Sep 1787 to enact a tax of four pence on the pound, payable April next, pp. 245-46

      Meetings of the First Episcopal Society held at the home of Capt. Vivus Dauchy seven times from 1784-1788, pp. 7-9

      Named on List of Parishioners, St. Stephen's Church, 1784-1800, p. 86

      A French Huguenot, born in France in 1707, settled in New Rochelle, NY in 1725; removed to Ridgefield, CT in 1729

      [Born in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France] [1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Person ID I14022  Mindrum
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2015 

    Family 1 Rachel Wallace,   b. Feb 1710/1711, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1748, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1732  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. James Dauchy,   b. 30 Nov 1734, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 May 1792  (Age < 57 years)
     2. Mary Dauchy,   b. 25 Nov 1736, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780  (Age 43 years)
     3. Vivus Dauchy,   b. 7 Oct 1738, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758  (Age 19 years)
     4. Elizabeth Dauchy,   b. 1742, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Dauchy,   b. 30 Nov 1741, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1809, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Philip Dauchy,   b. 12 Jan 1743, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1822, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Capt. Nathan Dauchy,   b. 29 Jan 1746, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1824, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F9746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Sherwood,   b. 7 Mar 1711/1712, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1754, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1750  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Daniel Dauchy,   b. 23 Jan 1752, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1807, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2002 
    Family ID F9748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Keeler,   b. 10 Oct 1725, Wilton Parish (Norwalk), Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1816, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1754  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Children 
     1. Jeremiah Dauchy,   b. 1 Nov 1755, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1823, Floyd Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Thomas Dauchy,   b. 5 Nov 1757, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840  (Age 82 years)
     3. Vivus Dauchy,   b. 8 Dec 1759, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Dauchy,   b. 18 Mar 1764, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jacob Dauchy,   b. 2 Mar 1768, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1857, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2015 
    Family ID F9745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Dauchy, Vivus
    Dauchy, Vivus
    Dauchy, Vivus and Mary
    Dauchy, Vivus and Mary

  • Sources 
    1. [S292] A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, James Boughton, A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, (1903), p. 15.

    2. [S2761] Wesley B. Keeler, Keeler Family: Ralph Keeler of Norwalk, CT and some of his descendants, (Gateway Press, 1985), p. 10.

    3. [S180] Orline St. John Alexander, The St. John Genealogy, (The Grafton Press, 1907), p. 36.

    4. [S190] Ridgefield, CT Vital Records, Death record.

    5. [S209] Ridgefield Cemetery Records, Ridgefield Public Library.

    6. [S193] George L. Rockwell, The History of Ridgefield Connecticut, (1898).

    7. [S208] Ridgefield Press newspaper articles by Ridgefield Preservation Trust member, Keith Jones, Oct. 5 - Nov. 27, 1999?.

    8. [S286] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut, (1878).

    9. [S192] Jeanne White, GGGranddaughter, Mary Augusta Dauchy.

    10. [S213] Old Volume I, St. Stephen’s Church, 1728-1847, Ridgefield, CT.

    11. [S190] Ridgefield, CT Vital Records, Marriage record.