Le Fils family affidavits and clipping
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Le Fils family affidavits and clipping

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Le Fils family.
Title: Le Fils family affidavits and clipping
Dates: 1912
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0490

Biographical/Historical Note

Armand Le Fils was living in Savannah in the early 19th century. In the late 1820s and early 1830s he was the clerk of the Superior Court. He moved with his family to Darien, Georgia. The Le Fils family may have been French refugees from Santo Domingo's slave uprising. William F. Le Fils, born in 1832, was Armand's son. The Marquis de Montalet was also a Santo Domingo refugee; the two families may have been related. "Le Fils" sometimes appears as "Lefils."


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of affidavits and a clipping regarding the Le Fils family's claims of their relation to the Jean Berard Mocquet, Marquis de Montalet, and to the Montalet property in France. The first affidavit claims that Armand Le Fils was the son of the Marquis de Montalet. The second affidavit identifies the burial place of Marquis de Montalet on Sapelo Island. The clipping is from an unidentified Nebraska newspaper on the story of the Le Fils claim to the Montalet property in France.


Index Terms

Affidavits.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Families--History.
Inheritance and succession.
Le Fils family.
Sapelo Island (Ga.)

Location of Originals

Original newspaper clipping in the possession of Caroline Le Fils Novak.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Caroline Le Fils Novak and Mrs. Frank Hamilton were the great-granddaughters of Armand Le Fils, the subject of this collection.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Le Fils affidavits and clipping, MS 490, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline Le Fils Novak and Mrs. Frank Hamilton, 1950; Virginia S. Wood, 1963 (clipping).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: Affidavit of William F. le Fils, 1912 March 22 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Jefferson County. Claims that Armand Le Fils was the son of the Marquis de Montalet.
 
Item 2: Affidavit of residents of Sapelo Island. McIntosh County, Georgia, 1912 April ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding the burial place of the Marquis de Montalet on Sapelo Island.
 
Item 3: Photocopy of a newspaper clipping from an unidentified Omaha, Nebraska newspaper, circa 1912
Telling the story of the Le Fils claim to the Montalet property in France.
 
Artifacts
A-0490-001 Chatham Rangers gold medal presented to Armand Le Fils, 1811 View online.