Antoine Sorrel des Rivieres b. France, died Louisiana

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General G. Moxley Sorrel wrote in his book, Reflections of a Confederate staff officer, "My forebears were French on my father's side. His father, Antoine Sorrel des Rivieres, Colonel du Genie (Engineer Corps) in the French Army, was on his estates in the island of St. Dimingo when the bloody insurrection of the blacks broke out at the opening of the century (1800).....his life barely saved by concealment and flight to Cuba, thence to Louisiana...where he died at a great age."

Looking for any source to establish DOB, place, DOD, location so I may add him to the tree an the father of Francis Sorrel.

Thanks in advance, Nancy
WikiTree profile: Francis Sorrel
in Genealogy Help by Nancy Thomas G2G6 Mach 3 (36.6k points)
David, merci. I do believe this is likely his wife. I am going to have to brush up on my French from 40 years ago to get through these sources. Again, thank you!

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According to find a grave, Francis also married https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142463886/lucinda-ireland-sorrel

1805-1827

Lucinda Ireland Moxley 

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

From Findmypast 

Lucinda I

Last name Moxley

Sex Female

Father's first name(s) -

Father's last name -

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Event Marriage

Year 1822

Event date 06 Sep 1822

Location -

Place District Of Columbia, United States

County -

State District of Columbia

Country United States

Spouse's first name(s) Frances

Spouse's last name Sovrel

Spouse's sex Male

Spouse's father's first name(s) -

Spouse's father's last name -

Spouse's mother's first name(s) -

Spouse's mother's last name -

FamilySearch film number 002079251

Record set United States Marriages

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce

Collections from Americas, United States

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1D-RQVP : 15 December 2015), Lucinda Moxley, 1827; Burial, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States of America, Bonaventure Cemetery; citing record ID 142463886, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Thank you Marion! Not having Findmypast, I hadn't found the marriage record. I was reluctant to add her as the first wife with just the F-A-G source.
You’re welcome
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The family came from Grenoble. 

Antoine François SORREL (DES RIVIERES) was born there in 1737

He settled in Saint-Domingue, in Port-au-Prince.

by D Q G2G6 Mach 6 (68.7k points)

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