My husband, Roger Leo Desilets, Jr., was born and raised in Charleston, SC along with his sister and brother. His
father, Roger Leo Desilets, Sr. is originally from Worcester, Mass
). He, and another brother currently in Arizona, were the only two from their generation
to leave the Northeastern US. Roger Sr. was in the air force and was stationed here in Charleston, SC.
Antoine Desrosiers (French for "from the roses") was born in Lyon, France in 1619. He emigrated to Quebec and a
modern day descendant, Georges Desrosiers
, has written a book about Antoine's life in Quebec. Here
is some information from the book and another source, translated in English.
One of Antoine's sons was Michel Desrosiers. He would add Desilets to the end of his name (Michel Desrosiers Desilets)
and also married a half algonquin woman. The family and descendants stayed in Quebec for more than 200 years until the
aforementioned migration to the US. Antoine has many, many descendants and I have these people to thank for the information
I have on this family line. If anyone has any records, historical documents, pictures... anything that I can add to
this page, please contact me
and I will be more than happy to do so!
SOON TO COME: I do have the images for US Federal Census records for William Desilets and his family
(1880 - Woonsocket, RI) and for Arthur Desilets and his family (1930 - Woonsocket, RI).
Again, if anyone has something add or correct, please let me know! Thank you!!!