~ In memory of the children of Benjamin F Veno & Eliza J DeCoste ~
Here's a great resource that I highly recommend, "The Wonderful World Of DeCoste's" from Karen DeCoste Perusse (a distant cousin!): http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/e/r/Karen-D-Perusse/index.html Enjoy!
From "Paternal Ancestry DeCoste" done by James DeCoste, son of Thomas Eugene DeCoste
Francois Coste was born in 1671 in Martiques France, a coastal town in
From various sources:
Claude Petitpas was born in 1663 , married to Marie-Thérèse, a young Micmac girl. They show up in a census taken of the Micmac. They settled in Port-Royal, in 1685. Well known for his facility of speaking many languages and for cooperating with the people of
Françoise Petitpas married Jacques (Jacob) Coste (son of Francois Coste!) who grew up in Port Toulouse, married and remained there when the rest of the Coste family went to L'Ardoise. He was a carpenter, navigator and coastal trader, and is also recorded as having built a vessel of 35 tons at Port Toulouse in 1750. After 1752, he went to live on Ile Madame at what is now Petit de Grat.
One of their sons was named Claude Coste (b Bet. 1730 - 1734 ) who married Margurite Vigneau (b
One of their sons was Felicien OR Phillistin Coste (b
One of their sons was Hubert Coste (b Abt. 1805 in Harve Boucher, Antigonish) who married Euphrosine (Frazine) Petitpas (b Abt. 1806).
NOTE: It was around this time a local priest added the "De" to make the name "DeCoste"
They had a son named Isadore "Zidon" DeCoste (b May 1837 Harve Boucher, Antigonish,
Isidore had the following children:
Mi'kmaq Ancestry of Jerry Gerrior Click on this link. It contains: "Jacques Fougere b. 1759 is the son Joseph Fougere and Marguerite Coste. Marguerite Coste is the Daughter of Jacques Coste b. Nov 10, 1705 and Francoise Petitpas b. 1706. Francoise Petitpas is the Daughter of Claude Petitpas b. 1663 in Nova Scotia and Marie Therese Amerindian Mi'kmaq b. 1668 in the Indian Nation,