Jeanne Mouledoux (1887-1923)grma

My Grandmother, Jeanne Mouledoux of New Orleans,died when my father was just 4 years old. 

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My Dad at age 4, his sister Rita, 2, and their Mom.  His Mom died a few months after this photo was taken.

Because my Grandmother Mouledoux died when my Dad was only 4, we only know her from the writings between her and her husband. I have correspondence between my Grandfather and my Grandmother, as well as other writings of my Grandfather. It wouldn't be of interest to many people, but it was to me.

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I have a large extended family in New Orleans from my Grandmother, Jeanne Mouledoux. Here is a story passed down to me by my Grandfather about the New Orleans family history:

Entire Dumestre Family

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Edmond Pierre Mouledoux (1856-1904)

Father of Jean Mouledoux. His story is set forth above. He emigrated from France in 1884.

He married his first cousin, Blanche Ernestine Dumestre.

As a result, my sisters are also my 4th cousins. My children are also my 4th cousins once removed. Kathryn Blum, my 1st cousin, is also my 4th cousin.

Also, Jean-Marie Mouledoux and Marie Jeanne Dumestre were cousins, and they were parents of Edmond Pierre Mouledoux.

So I am also 7th cousins with my sisters. I am 1st cousin/4th cousin/7th cousin to Kathryn and Michael Blum.

Blanche Ernestine Dumestre (1862-1931)

Wife of Edmond Pierre Mouledoux.


Edmond Pierre Mouledoux's parents were:

Jean-Marie Mouledous (1812-1872) and Marie Jeanne Dumestre (1822-1880)

Father and Mother of Edmond Pierre Mouledoux. He was born in Leebret, Hautes Pyrenees, France.

She was born in Mazerolles, Hautes Pyrenees, France.

They were cousins. Alexis Dumestre (1836-1884) was the brother of Marie Jeanne Dumestre (1822-1880).


Alexis Dumestre (1836-1884) and Blanche Eulalie Bailly (1839-1887)

Father and Mother of Blanche Ernestine Dumestre.

His story is set forth in the Dumestre History above.

He was born in France, came to New Orleans, and died during a return trip to France.

They had 12 children.

One of the children, Marie Jeanne Dumestre (1796-1855) married Jean-Marie Mouledous (1812-1872). They were the parents of Edmond Pierre Mouledoux (1856-1904), above.


Alexis Dumestre's parents were:

Jean Baptiste Dumestre and Dominiquette Domenge Dazet

These are my 3rd Great Grandparents on my Grandmother's side.  They lived in France. They had 9 children.jean bapdominquette

















French Relatives

My cousin Alexis Dumestre, of Houston, Tx., went back to France and met a number of my French relatives. Here's the story:  

Alexis Dumestres Account of 1999 Visit to HP