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Pierre Robert, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Imier, Neuchatel Canton, Switzerland
Death: Died in French Santee, St. James Parish, SC
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Robert, II; Daniel Robert; Marie Petremand Robert and Marie Robert
Husband of Jeanne Braye and Jeanne Braye Roberts
Father of Jean (John) Roberts; Pierre Peter Robert III; Elias Robert; Jean (John) Roberts; Jeanne Robert and 1 other

Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Chris Roberts
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About Pierre Robert, II

Pierre Robert (at that time pronounced Roe-bear) was the first of our ancestors to come to the new world, America. He was born in the Swiss Jura at St. Imier, the son of Daniel and Marie Robert, and was baptized on February 3, 1656.

    Records of the Catholic Bishop of Basle, Switzerland, show that his parents, his grandfather (Guillaume Robert), and several uncles and other relatives arrived there in April 1623. The record does not show where they originated, but it is thought they came either directly from France, or from France by way of Wales.
   Daniel Robert's ancestors had lived in Wales and received a knighthood from the Welch ruler, thus the motto and coat of arms. This may also account for the occasional Welch pronunciation of the name, Roe-burt. The descendants of Christopher Robert, who founded Robert College in Constantinople, claim the same coat of arms used by Pierre Robert, indicating Christopher was also from the line of Daniel and Marie.
  St. Imier was located in the Urguel Valley, only a few miles from the French border, and was known for its tolerance in accepting religious refugees from less friendly areas. At that time France was not at all tolerant of the Huguenot movement.
    When he was eighteen, (1674), Pierre Robert left home to study at the University of Basle in preparation for the professions. The University became one of the chief centers of the Reformation Movement in Switzerland. During the same year, he married Jeanne Braye of Basle. Their son Pierre Robert Jr. was born a year later and was  baptized on May 9, 1675 in the French Church (Calvinist).

Source:

Book: RIVER OF YEARS

Genealogy and Narrative History of the Brooks-Carter Family of South Carolina by Glenna Whiteaker Wilding as told by SR. Mary Samuel Carter, OSU

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Source 1: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tilly16&id=I1803

See also: http://www.gencircles.com/users/imccriv/1/data/1803

by Irisgay Crivellari

The Rev. Pierre Robert Family

Contact: Irisgay Crivellari Email: imccriv@hal-pc.org

ID: I1803

Pierre ROBERT II 

Prefix: Rev.

Sex: M

Birth: 30 DEC 1655 in St. Imier., Switzerland 1

Baptism: 3 FEB 1656 St. Imier, Switzerland

Death: 1715 in French Santee, Charleston, SC

Occupation: MD ?/ Minister

Religion: Huguenot

Note:

Note: 1655 The Rev. Pierre Robert was baptized 30 Dec 1655.

1674 Jan 13 He graduated at St Etienne as a physican; attended the University of Basil,

1662 ordained on 19 Feb. 1682.

He was a pastor of a Waldensian church in the Piedmont Valley in Switzerland. It is claimed that the Waldenses were the ancestors of the present day Baptists.

1686 He immigrated to South Carolinia under the leadership of Captain Phillpe Gendron and served as the first minister of the Huguenot ( later the Anglican, now Episcopal ) church at St. James Parish, SC, continuing his ministry until prior to 1 Jan. 1710. He was the first Huguenot minister in America. He was the first rector of St. James Anglican Church, although it is unclear whether he was ordained as such since there was no Anglican Bishop in America at the time.

Records in Basle, Switerland, verifies his ordination.

"Ce Dimanche, 19, Fevrier, 1682, le St. Pierre Robert de St. Imie a recul' imposition des mains."

Pierre Robert arrived in South Carolinis in 1686 with Captain Philip Gendron and settled in St. James Parish, on the Santee. He was the first French minister to preach in Carolinia and served until his death.

The first Huguenot church built in Charleston is still standing in a good state of preservation at this day (1946) even though it is more than two centuries old. On one of its inner walls may be seen a tablet placed there by some of the descendants of Pierre Robert with this inscription (Pasteur Pierre Robert - French Santee, So. Carolinia - 1656 - 1715." )

Source: George M. S. Stafford, Three Pioneer Rapides Families, A Genealogy, pg 6

Change Date: 13 OCT 2006

Father: Daniel ROBERT II b: 1625 in Mountain DuDroit, Sonvilier, St. Imier,Switzerland

Mother: Marie PETREMAND b: ABT 1630 in Basle, Basleland, Switzerland

Marriage 1 Jeanne BRAYE b: 1660 in Basle, Basleland, Switzerland

Married: 1674 in Bale, Switzerland

Children

Pierre Peter ROBERT III b: BEF 9 MAY 1675 in Basle, Basleland, Switzerland
Jean (John) ROBERTS b: AFT 1686 in French Santee, Charleston, SC
Elias ROBERT b: AFT 1686 in French Santee, Charleston, SC
Jeanne ROBERT b: AFT 1686 in French Santee, Charleston, SC

Sources:

Type: Book

Title: Three Pioneer Rapides Families, A Genealogy

Author: Stafford, G. M. G

Page: 7

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Descendants of Jehan Robert leading up to the Reverend Pierre Robert. In 1686 Pierre became the first of our ancestors to leave Switzerland and lead his family to America to begin a new life. This information indicates that our Roberts family ancestors were already in Switzerland many years prior to the "Wars of Religion" in France (1562-1598).

South Carolina's recorded history begins in the mid 1500s, when Europeans first arrived, though the area had been inhabited long before then. The Cherokee Nation was prominent in the area at the time that Europeans first arrived. Even though the French and Spanish were attracted to the coast of South Carolina in the 16th century, it was the English who established the first sustained European settlement, near present-day Charleston.

The earliest Robert family members established their homes primarily in the Beaufort District and Berkeley County South Carolina areas and various other French and British settlements in the state. Future generations saw migrations to many parts of the country with a large representation in Florida and other southern states. The first indication of the name change (Robert to Roberts) occurs in the mid 1700's with the family of John Robert.

Source: http://www.geocities.com/pameladhudson/roberts.html

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Source 2: ~ Mrs. Pamela D. Hudson ~

Pierce County, Georgia USA

Link: http://www.redbirdacres.net/roberts.html

Generation No. 7

9. Pierre "Minister" Robert (Daniel6, Pierre5, Daniel4, Guillame "William Robert"3, Humbert2, Jehan1) was born February 03, 1656 in Bern, Saint Imier, SWITZERLAND, and died Abt. 1715 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA. He married Jeanne "Jean" Braye 1674 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND. She was born Abt. 1660 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND, and died 1717 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA.

Notes for Pierre "Minister" Robert:

Pierre Robert and Jeanne Brayne are my biological maternal 8th great grandparents. Their religion is listed as French Huguenot.

In the register at the old Huguenot Church in Basel, Switzerland is the record of his ordination on 19 Feb 1682, and also the baptism of his son Pierre, Jr in 1675. He came to SC in 1686 with his wife and son and a colony of French Huguenots which landed in Beaufort, SC then moved farther north to Santee, St. James Parish, called French Santee to distinguish it from English Santee, St. Stephen's Parish. These were on the south side of Santee, about 60 miles above Charleston, SC. From time of landing in 1686 until 1710, Pierre Robert was minister to the colony, and is supposed to have been the first Huguenot minister in the whole of South Carolina.

Pierre Robert is the son of Daniel Robert and wife Marie Petremand (b:c1645). Daniel and family first moved to France then to Switzerland about 1650 to escape religious persecution. Daniel Robert was born Abt. 1630 near Aberystwyth, Wales and died 1680 in Switzerland. He was the son of William Robert (b:c1598) and unknown wife of Wales.

Pierre Robert was born in Switzerland after his family fled from France. He was baptized and ordained a minister there as reflected in records of the Huguenot Church in Basle. He came to the North American Carolina's in 1686 with his wife and son.

1655 The Rev. Pierre Robert was baptized 30 Dec 1655.

1674 He graduated at St Etienne as a physican; attended the University of Basil, 1862 ordained on 19 Feb. 1682. He was a pastor of a Waldensian church in the Piedmont Valley in Switzerland. It is claimed that the Waldenses were the ancestors of the present day Baptists.

1886 He immigrated to South Carolinia and served as the first minister of the Huguenot ( later the Anglican, now Episcopal ) church at St. James Parish, SC, continuing his ministry until prior to 1 Jan. 1710. He was the first Huguenot minister in America. He was the first rector of St. James Anglican Church, although it is unclear whether he was ordained as such since there was no Anglican Bishop in America at the time.

Source: Narrative by William G. Wray 1997

Records in Basle, Switerland, verifies his ordination.

"Ce Dimanche, 19, Fevrier, 1682, le St. Pierre Robert de St. Imie a recul' imposition des mains."

Pierre Robert arrived in South Carolinis in 1686 with Captain Philip Gendron and settled in St. James Parish, on the Santee. He was the first French minister to preach in Carolinia and served until his death.

The first Huguenot church built in Charleston is still standing in a good state of preservation at this day (1946) even though it is more than two centuries old. On one of its inner walls may be seen a tablet placed there by some of the descendants of Pierre Robert with this inscription (Pasteur Pierre Robert - French Santee, So. Carolinia - 1656 - 1715." )

Source: George M. S. Stafford, Three Pioneer Rapides Families, pg 6

Children of Pierre Robert and Jeanne Braye are:

10 i. Pierre "Peter" Robert, born May 1675 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND; died Abt. 1731 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA. He married (1) Anna Marie Louise LeGrand 1701 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA. She was born Abt. 1680, and died 1705 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA. He married (2) Judith De Bordeaux Videaul Abt. 1706 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA. She was born July 11, 1691 in Saint James, Santee, Charleston County, South Carolina USA, and died Bet. 1731 - 1781 in Stoney Creek, Yemassee, Hampton County, South Carolina USA.

11 ii. Elias Robert, born 1679 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND; died Unknown in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA. He married [--?--].

+ 12 iii. Jean "John" Robert, born 1680 in Basle, Basleland, SWITZERLAND; died January 25, 1760 in Colleton District, South Carolina USA.

13 iv. Jeanne Robert, born Bet. 1686 - 1716 in French Santee Jamestown, Berkley County, South Carolina USA; died Unknown.

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Roberts

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hemlockhill/Roberts.htm

Switzerland to French Santee, SC to Colleton Co., SC to Marion Co., SC to Franklin Co., MS to Rapides Pr., LA to Amite Co., MS; Mid-Sixteen Hundreds to Late Eighteen Hundreds.

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 Pierre Robert was born 02 February, 1655/56 in St. Imier, Switzerland, and died 1715 in French Santee, SC. He married Jeanne Braye Abt. 1674 in Switzerland, daughter of Jehu Braye and Suzanne Unknown.

Children of Pierre Robert and Jeanne Braye are:

1. Pierre Robert, born Abt. 08 May, 1675 in Basel, Switzerland; died Abt. 1731.

2. Elias Robert, born 1679 in French Santee, SC.

3. Jean/John Robert(s), born Bet. 1675 - 1677 in French Santee, SC; died Bef. 25 January, 1760 in Colleton Co., SC.

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 Pierre Robert was born 02 February, 1655/56 in St. Imier, Switzerland, and died 1715 in French Santee, SC. He married Jeanne Braye Abt. 1674 in Switzerland, daughter of Jehu Braye and Suzanne Unknown.

Children of Pierre Robert and Jeanne Braye are:

1. Pierre Robert, born Abt. 08 May, 1675 in Basel, Switzerland; died Abt. 1731.

2. Elias Robert, born 1679 in French Santee, SC.

3. Jean/John Robert(s), born Bet. 1675 - 1677 in French Santee, SC; died Bef. 25 January, 1760 in Colleton Co., SC.

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Pierre Robert is the son of Daniel Robert and wife Marie Petremand (b:c1645). Daniel and family first moved to France then to Switzerland about 1650 to escape religious persecution. Daniel Robert was born Abt. 1630 near Aberystwyth, Wales and died 1680 in Switzerland. He was the son of William Robert (b:c1598) and unknown wife of Wales.

Pierre Robert was born in Switzerland in 1656 after his family fled from France.

Pierre married Jeanne Brayne. They were both French Huguenots.

In 1674, Pierre graduated at St Etienne as a physican.

In the register at the old Huguenot Church in Basel, Switzerland also is the record of the baptism of his son Pierre, Jr. in 1675.

After graduating as a physician, He next attended the University of Basil, 1862 and, according to the register at the old Huguenot Church in Basel, Switzerland, was ordained as a minister on 19 Feb. 1682. He was a pastor of a Waldensian church in the Piedmont Valley in Switzerland. It is claimed that the Waldenses were the ancestors of the present day Baptists.

Captain Philip Gendron brought Pierre, his wife and son, and a colony of French Huguenots to North America in 1686. They landed in Beaufort, SC and then moved farther north to Santee, St. James Parish, called French Santee to distinguish it from English Santee, St. Stephen's Parish. These were on the south side of Santee, about 60 miles above Charleston, SC.


Pierre served as the first minister of the Huguenot ( later the Anglican, now Episcopal ) church at St. James Parish, SC, continuing his ministry until prior to 1 Jan. 1710. He was the first Huguenot minister in America. He was the first rector of St. James Anglican Church, although it is unclear whether he was ordained as such since there was no Anglican Bishop in America at the time.

The first Huguenot church built in Charleston is still standing in a good state of preservation at this day even though it is more than two centuries old. On one of its inner walls may be seen a tablet placed there by some of the descendants of Pierre Robert with this inscription (Pasteur Pierre Robert - French Santee, So. Carolinia - 1656 - 1715." )

Source:

Narrative by William G. Wray 1997

Records in Basle, Switerland, verifies his ordination.

"Ce Dimanche, 19, Fevrier, 1682, le St. Pierre Robert de St. Imie a recul' imposition des mains."

George M. S. Stafford, Three Pioneer Rapides Families, pg 6

http://www.geocities.com/pameladhudson/roberts.html

1686 Forced from Switzerland

1715 Retired

Ordained: Feb 19, 1681/82

Pastor Waldensian Church

Pastor of Piedmont Valley Church in Switzerland.

Waldenses were ancestors of present day Baptists.

Pastored French Santee, SC

familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/i/t/Daniel-J-Kite/PDFODT4.pdf

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Pierre Robert II's Timeline

1655
December 30, 1655
St. Imier, Neuchatel Canton, Switzerland
1674
1674
Age 18
Bale, Switzerland
1675
May 9, 1675
Age 19
Basle, Basleland, Switzerland
1676
1676
Age 20
Basle, Basleland, Switzerland
1680
1680
Age 24
Basle, Basleland, Switzerland
1681
1681
- 1674
Age 25
Basle, Switzerland
1682
1682
- 1681
Age 26
St. Imier, Urguel Valley, Switzerland
1682
- 1685
Age 26
St Imier, Urguel Valley, Switzerland
1686
1686
- 1715
Age 30
French Santee, St. James Parish, Charleston, S.C., South Carolina, United States

The first Hguenot church built in Charleston is still standing in a good state of preservation at this day (1946) even though it is more than two centuries old. On one of its inner walls may be seen a tablet placed there by some of the descendants of Pierre Robert with this inscription (Pasteur Pierre Robert - French Santee, So. Carolinia - 1656 - 1715." )

1687
1687
Age 31