Jean (John) Gévaudan

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Jean (John) Gévaudan

Also Known As: "Jividon", "Givodan"
Birthplace: King William, Goochland, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Buckingham, , Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Jeffodan Gevaudan and Judith Gevaudan / Chastain
Husband of Magdalene Gévaudan
Father of Ann Foree; Joseph Gevedon; John Givodan, Sr. and Thomas Gevedon
Half brother of Isacc Chastain; Peter Chastain; Marianne McKinney; Rev. Rene Chastain Jr.; Judith Jude Chastain and 1 other

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About Jean (John) Gévaudan

In 1700 several hundred French Huguenots migrated from England to the colony of Virginia, where the English Crown had promised them land grants in Lower Norfolk County. When they arrived, colonial authorities offered them instead land 20 miles above the falls of the James River, at the abandoned Monacan village known as Manakin Town, now in Powhatan County. Some settlers landed in present-day Chesterfield County. On 12 May 1705, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act to naturalise the 148 Huguenots still resident at Manakintown. Of the original 390 settlers in the isolated settlement, many had died; others lived outside town on farms in the English style; and others moved to different areas.[43] Gradually they intermarried with their English neighbors. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, descendants of the French migrated west into the Piedmont, and across the Appalachian Mountains into the West of what became Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and other states. In the Manakintown area, the Huguenot Memorial Bridge across the James River and Huguenot Road were named in their honor, as were many local features, including several schools, including Huguenot High School.

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Jean (John) Gévaudan's Timeline

March 1, 1729
King William, Goochland, Virginia, USA
Age 18
Henrico, Virginia
Age 25
Buckingham, Virginia
Age 26
Buckingham, Virginia
Age 40
4, VA, USA
Age 50
Buckingham, , Virginia, USA