First Families of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina

Dupuis (Dupuis)

1. ABRAHAM DUPUIS (Sr.) was born 19 Mar 1689 in Yverdun, VD, Switzerland and died 10 Mar 1759 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1]. He was the son of ROBERT DUPUIS a French Refugee[1]. He married SUSANNE GORENFLO on 9 Oct 1714[1]. She was born about 1686 and died 17 Jun 1749 in Friedrichstal, Germany, "aged 63"[1].

Friedrichstal was established about 1700 as a Walloon community in Baden, Germany and acquired its first Pastor in 1710[1]. It is located about 16 kilometers north of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Abraham Dupuis arrived from Rotterdam on 19 Sep 1952 on board the Cunliffe, under Capt. Joseph Cleater and applied for a land grant of fifty acres on 19 Oct 1752[2]. A Warrent extensions was granted on 3 Jan 1758[3]. The plat was surveyed 3 Jul 1758[4] and certified on 27 Mar 1759[3]. The grant for fifty acres issued 21 Jan 1761[5].

It appears that Abraham (Sr.) emigrated to Carolina with his son's family in 1752 and, sometime later, returned to Friedrichstal where he died. The land grant processing was probably completed by his son.

Children of Abraham Dupuis and Susanne Gorenflo are:

2. a. Abraham Dupuis (Jr.).

b. Isaac Dupuis, born 17 Mar 1720 in Friedrichstal, Germany, died 5 Feb 1764 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

c. George Francois Dupuis, born 18 Dec 1721 in Friedrichstal, Germany, died 15 Feb 1722 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

d. Marie Susanna Dupuis, born 29 Mar 1723 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1]. She married Jacob Herlan on 1 Dec 1744 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

e. Unknown Dupuis, born 13 May 1725, died at birth in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

2. ABRAHAM DUPUIS (Jr.) was born 27 Sep 1717 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1] and died in South Carolina.. He married SUSANNE HERLAN on 15 Nov 1714 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1]. She was born 23 Feb 1721 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1], and died 27 Nov 1757 in Orangeburgh Township, South Carolina[8,9]. She was the daughter of ISAAC HERLAN and MARIE BOURQUAIN[1].

Abraham Dupuis, Jr. arrived from Rotterdam on 19 Sep 1952 on board the Cunliffe, under Capt. Joseph Cleater and applied for a land grant of one-hundred-fifty acres on 19 Oct 1752[2]. His family was listed as his wife and one child, "Hester a'bt 4 years old" (Esther)[2]. There is no mention of the younger daughter Elizabeth. Possibly she died on the journey. The plat was surveyed 27 Nov 1753[6] and the grant for 150 acres issued 3 sep 1754[7]

Children of Abraham Dupuis and Susanne Herlan are:

a. Esther Dupuis, born 14 Dec 1747 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

b. Elisabeth Dupuis, born 20 Feb 1750 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

c. John Jacob Dupuis, born 23 Oct 1757, baptized 20 Nov 1757 in Orangeburgh Township, South Carolina[8,9].

REFERENCES:

1. Evangelische Kirch Friedrichstal (A. Karlsruhe), "Kirchenbuch, 1703-1961", FHL INTL Film #1272873.

2. Brent Holcomb. Petitions for land from the South Carolina Council Journals, Volume III : 1752-1753, 1997, pp. 83, 85.

3. Brent Holcomb. Petitions for land from the South Carolina Council Journals, Volume V : 1757-1765, 1998, pp. 19, 47.

4. SC Archives, Colonial Plats, Ser. S213184, Vol.. 0007, Pg. 00061, Itm. 03.

5. SC Archives, Colonial Grants, Ser. S213019, Vol.. 0010, Pg. 00047.

6. SC Archives, Colonial Plats, Ser. S213184, Vol.. 0009, Pg. 00420, Itm. 02 .

7. SC Archives, Colonial Grants, Ser. S213019, Vol.. 0006, Pg. 00124.

7. Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC". http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/.

9. A. S. Salley, Jr., The History of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, 1898, p. 173, 204-5.

Other references to this surname are found in OGSGS Newsletters: Vol. 2 #5 p.56.

Information provided by Jim Rickenbacker, 05/02/03.