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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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ting the king, to whom the name of Tider was still odious, he changed it into Toutank. Gradually the letter k was dropped, and the letter t substituted in its place; thus transforming the old Celtic Toutank into the Gallic Toutant. During three centuries, the family bore, unaltered, the name of Toutant. Towards the close of the sixteenth century the last male descendant of the Toutants died, leaving an only daughter, who married Sieur Paix de Beauregard—hence the family name of Toutant de Beauregard. From records still extant in the Beauregard family. At what time the particle de was abandoned and the hyphen resorted to instead, is not known. Jacques Toutant-Beauregard was the first of the name who came from France to Louisiana, under Louis XIV., as Commandant of a flotilla, the purpose of which was to bring assistance to the colony, and carry back timber for naval constructions. So thoroughly did he succeed in his enterprise in this connection that he was, on his return
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.7 (search)
onquer, lend forbears to so many notable factors in our Civil War. Another Davis family of Wales emigrated to South Carolina and intermarried with the Canty and other leading people of that State. Strangely, too, they went to Mississippi, and Robert, of the third generation, married the President's youngest sister, his Little Polly. The most French of Confederate Generals, and one of the most famous—the Preux chevalier of Louisiana Creole fighters —was also Welsh. Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard came down in direct descent from Tider, the Young, a famous Welsh chief and last to yield to proud England's power. Strangest of all; the Great President—who opposed, overthrew and would never have imprisoned Jefferson Davis—was also front Welsh stock; his progenitors, like the Confederate's, having come to America from Wales and sat down among the people of Penn. In the earlier half of the eighteenth century three Welsh brothers, named Davis, sailed from Wales to settle in Pe