Grass advises that he is now publisher (writer,
editor, etc.???) for a GRASS Newsletter - primarily
for descendants of Michael GRASS on Ontario, but he's
interested in hearing from any and all GRASS
GRAS, de GRACE etc.
Brunswick DeGRACE -DeGRASSE -GRASS -GRACE et var.
families descend from one of several lines (detail page
Antoni Pedro GRAS or
Pedro Antoni GRAS who came to New Brunswick
from the Island of Majorca off the coast of Spain at the
end of the 18th century. Purportedly Antoni
changed his name to Antoine DeGRACE around 1795
when he settled in Bathurst, New Brunswick while working
for a major lumber import/export business; or
Jacob GRASS -DeGRASSE (Johann
Georg & Maria Catharina _?_), a German
Palatine born circa 1740 who immigrated through PA to NJ,
USA in September, 1752, on the same ship with other
GRASSes et var., relationship unknown; that other
GRASSes arrived the same week on a different ship;
that he served in various NJ militia, and then, as a
Loyalist moved to New Brunswick, Canada circa 1783;
Any of several of Jacob's brothers, including
Michael GRASSE who went to Kingston (Frontenac),
PQ, Canada, details not yet known to me; or
Conrad GRASS of Lunenberg, NS before the
American Revolution; or
Numerous other GRASS, GRACE & de GRASSE et
var. that remained in United States.
Researchers and members of my family continue to advise me
that they're a "direct descendant of Admiral
François Joseph Paul de GRASSE, Le Comte de
GRASSE" of Revolutionary War fame. Jeff
Duvall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Pascal
Laparre (email@example.com) have kindly
provided ancestors and descendants of the Admiral.
You can find their information (and whatever I can and will
add in the future) on a Admiral
de GRASSE Genealogy Page.
research has now revealed that our Naomi descends not
from Antoine DeGRACE, etc. but from Jacob
GRASS -DeGRASSE (Johann Georg & Maria Catharina
_?_), the German Palatine.
The German line of Jacob
GRASS and related
Queries related to the French line
of Antoine DeGRACE.
Other unknown GRASS etc.,
(address is generic so may have to search the site)
Co., ME USGenWeb
6 Sep 2005