Thomas Nicholas Gautier (Boudet) Eastern NC - Confused
I believe I have made progress on my earlier post on William Hart Gautier (1822-1910) married to Catharine Ann Tyson. Through other posts here and elsewhere I believe that his his parents are Thomas Nicholas Gautier and Eliza Ann Brown. I believe this is the same Thomas Nicholas Gautier that was commander of the United States naval forces at Wilmington, N.C., 1808-1813.
I also feel that his parents were Pierre Boudet - 1729-1791 (who changed his name to Peter Gautier after fleeing France to England to avoid religious persecution) and Anne Manson.
I felt comfortable about all of this till I saw Thomas Nicholas's Grave on Find A Grave:
His dates are 1764-1848. These dates jive with the collection of papers donated to UNC which mention his dates:
Now for the confusion. I had his dates, from Ancestry.com, as 1780-1854.
I also found who I though was his son William H Gautier, in two 1850 Census's:
1850- Living in Wilmington with E.A. Gautier b abt 1805 , who might be Eliza Ann his widowed Mother.
1850- Living in Bladen with the Tyson family of which he married Catharine Ann Tyson who is in that household
If anyone can help me figure out my William H Gautier's ancestry I would appreciate it!