Pierre Justin Plumard, Comte deRieux was Counsellor to and Secretary of Louis XV and Louis XVI, kings of France.His wife was Lady Francoise Guyon (Buyon) Leroy.He died in 1776.One son, Joseph Antoine Simon deRieux Plumard, was born circa 1762 and died 1769.Another, Justin Pierre Plumard, Comte deRieux, born March 10, 1756 in Nantes, France, an officer of the Body Guard of Louix XVI, and his wife, Maria Margherita Martini, immigrated to Charleston, SC in 1784 and, through the efforts of Philip Mazzei, Maria's stepfather, settled at Colle, near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.Mazzei had come to Virginia at the request of Thomas Jefferson in 1773 in order to establish the culture of grapes for wine.Justin Pierre Plumard took the name of Pierre Derieux in the US.Pierre and Maria had the following children: Justin P.L.H. Derieux (b. 1781, d. 1781) Francoise Henriette Derieux (b. 1782) Francoise Nicholas Nicholas Derieux (b. 1784 and m. Deborah Rambeau) Maria Margarette Virginia Derieux (b. 1784, d. 1784) Henry Thomas Jefferson Derieux (b. 1786, m. Sarah Taylor 1819 and Rachel Keele 1820, d. 1850) Emelia Belle Ballenger Derieux (b. 1788, m. Thomas White) Sophia Margarette Derieux (b. 1790, m. John Hale) Juliette Maria Leroy Derieux (b. 1792, d. 1794) Adelaide Maria Derieux (b. 1796) Eliza Louise Derieux (b. 1798, m. Samuel Sheilds, d. 1850) Peter Justin Derieux (b. 1800, m. Catherine Anne Croston in Essex Co., VA, d. 1850)
Peter Justin deRieux and Catherine Ann Croston had a son, Peter Plumard deRieux, b. 1836 in Richmond Co., VA and d. 1888 in Tappahannock, VA.
Henry Thomas Jefferson Derieux and Rachel Keele had the following: Peter Derieux, b. 6/2/1821 and d. 5/23/1895 in Thorngrove, TN Margaret Derieux, b. 1/23/1829 in eastern TN, m. Robert Thomas Wilkerson in Rocky Valley TN 8/9/1855 and d. 8/21/1908 in Rome, GA Jesse Bewley Derieux, b. 2/2/1840 and d. 11/26/1896 James Lafayette Derieux, b. 1840 and d. 1898
I hope this helps anyone pursuing the Derieux name, and I would be pleased to communicate with anyone about this family.