Hello!I was very excited to see your message about the Gignoux's, because I know very little about them. I'm the great-granddaughter of Henriette Gignoux (#13 on the list) and Charles Audibert.
Charles Audibert was a silk merchant in Lyon, so I assume that's how the Audibert and Gignoux families knew each other.After Charles & Henriette married, they lived in Lyon and also in St. Pierre d'Albigny (a small town in the Haute Savoie).They had 10 children, including at least 2 sets of twins.My grandfather, Xavier Audibert, was one of the twins.
Actually, I suspect there are a fair amount of Gignoux descendents in this country.My grandfather lived in New York City and Connecticut, and had 3 children (my mother--Natalie Audibert Birdsall and aunt--Marie Audibert Upton have both died, but my half-uncle Philip lives in Gordonsville, VA); 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren--all living in the U.S. I believe my grandfather's twin brother, Franck, also lived in the U.S.--his son, Frank, lived in New Orleans, and his daughter, Nelda (who just died a few years ago) lived in Cooperstown, NY.
By the way, the 3rd child of Claude Thadee Gignoux & Harriet Christmas--Adele, born in Brooklyn, October 29, 1838, who married Erard-Adolphe Matthiessen, is the grandmother of the writer Peter Matthiessen.
I've also run across other Gignoux cousins (although I'm not sure how they're related) in this country.Perry Gignoux lives in the Boston area.Dominique Gignoux lived in the Washington, DC area until his death a few years ago.
Is there any way I could get a copy of the Gignoux family genealogy?It would be wonderful to learn more about them.
Thanks so much, and it's great to "meet" another cousin!