Re: Porcher - Fgourdin
Subject: Re: Porcher
From: Fgourdin
Date: June 22, 1999

Cynthia:  Virginia pronounces it Poo-shay!  But then, I love to hear Va.
talk anyway!  I suppose you know that all of the early Gourdins (except
Louis) are buried at St. Stephens also.  Felicia
-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia H. Porcher 
To: [email protected] 
Date: Monday, June 21, 1999 7:51 PM

Hi, thanks for your reply. My name is pronounced PaSHAY.or PorSHAY, but
>generally the first is the way we say it. My inlaws and lots of family are
>at St Stephen's Church Yard. I have been working on the Porcher family,
>also, but that family's history is well-documented by the Huguenot Society
>and others.
>Thanks for the info on John White, the stone cutter. There are several
>generations of Whites
>who were stone cutters and I believe one of them had a daughter named Sarah
>Jane White who married Joseph Henry Villeneuve. Joseph Henry was also a
>stonecutter, but none exist among his ancestors -- they were merchants, so
>believe he may have learned his trade from a member of his wife's family.
>Joseph Henry Villeneuve carved the Confederate Monument at Cheraw, SC (St
>David's Parish Cemetery). His family plot is also there, and Joseph Henry's
>stone was signed by a White. Would really like to figure out this
>connection. chp

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