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The Story of Anna Maria Jacques
aka Marianne Joghs-a Huguenot.

 

She was a Lady-in-Waiting in Louis' court.  The story goes that she had a gold lace petticoat which she sold to pay for her husband and son to go to America in 1751-1753.  She ran away from her family and wed Jacob De Tar (they changed their names often: to De Tarre, DeToit, Tetoit.  Sometimes he went by David (their son Jacob De Tar born ca. 1743).  Marianne (born ca. 1721-died 1806) wed Anthony Altman after Jacob's death in the French and Indian war.  Jacob was a worked in the Tower (hence the name De La Tour).  It has been passed down the the JOGHS family crest was a Crowing Cock, with the legend "Dum Vivo Gloriar" ("While I live, I will crow."

They settled in Weissenberg Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  Jacob's estate was turned over to his widow on 19 June 1754, and at that time she signed the papers as "Marianne Joghs De Tar.  She and Jacob had the one son Jacob and a daughter, Catherine.  As Mrs. Anthony Altman, she had 3 more children.

Any one with more information on this line of Jacques, please let me know.

j.scherr@worldnet.att.net

 

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