Re: Jean Simon Chaudron, Demopolis, AL
Mr. Clark, thanks for your message regarding Jean Chaudron. He is not related to me but to my second cousin, Al Opdenweyer of Portland, OR. I researched the Opdenweyer family, then worked on his mother's line in 2002. Due to a set of circumstance, I was able to find the Chaudron connection in about 6 months. Mr. Opdenweyer had some napkins that were handed down from the "French connection." I was finally able to explain what they meant. He also had some daguerreotype pictures that we were never able to identify. They could have been any of his ancestors because they were made in a certain timeframe. I suppose you know there was once a movie made with John Wayne about the French settlement in Demopolis, AL? Thanks again for your comments. Mr. Opdenweyer descends from Jean Chaudron's daughter who married Felix George.