My name is Camille DePoy. My father's name is John DePoy, my Grandfather was Albert DePoy, one of the greatest men I have ever known.His parents were Solomon and Mary DePoy.
I was given the family tree dating back to Conrad and Elizabeth Dubois' departure from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, to their arrival in Philadelphia, PA on 9/4/1728.It says the DePoys were born in the Alsace-Lorraine area which borders Germany.Conrad and Elizabeth were German-Lutheran Huguenots who went to Germany because of religeous persecution in France.There they were married, and subsequently came to America.DePoy was a skilled craftsman, a joiner, a carpenter.The name DuBois means "of the wood".When the DePoys migrated to America, they were called the Pennsylvania Dutch.I use the two DePoy/DuBois spellings interchangably here because I am told there are not only 2, but 35 different spellings of the name. That is the history I have, besides all of the work that someone else put so much time and effort into on the family tree.If you are on this website, I thank you for that.
I live in California and besides my nuclear family, have only met, by complete accident, one other DePoy in my lifetime.I heard a rumor that there was a Robert, now that is confirmed.He must have been quite a man to have been mentioned so much.
I am excited to see so many decendants of Conrad and Elizabeth's, and therefore my relatives here.I would love to have the booklet about the family. A few years ago I went to the Daughter's of the Revolution in Washington D.C. and found there, in the Patriot Index, the names of Issac, born on 12-5-1728 in NY and died 3/5/1809. Poor Elizabeth endured those months crossing over rough waters while very pregnant with Issac. There is a John listed, who was born on 3-17-1738 to an Elizabeth Minter, and also a Joseph, but I do not think the dates match to make him Conrad's son.It was a lot of fun finding all of this though.
I would love to hear from those relatives, so distant and yet connected because of Conrad and Elizabeth.Feel free to email me at ERRNCAM@aol.com.