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Antoine Cordes (abt. 1670 - bef. 1712)

Dr. Antoine "Anthony" Cordes
Born about in Francemap
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Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 42 in Province of Carolinamap
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Antoine Cordes was a Carolina colonist.

Antoine Cordes (1670-1712) was born in Languedoc, France and died in Charleston, South Carolina.

He was the maternal grandfather of both General Francis Marion, popularly called the "Swamp Fox," and of Marion's wife, Mary Videau.

His wife was likely deceased by the time he wrote his will as she was not named in it.


  • Isaac
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Francis
  • Magdalen
  • Esther
  • Ann

Anthony Cordes wrote his will 20 Jan 1711/12, and was proven 22 Feb 1711/12.[1]


Anthony Cordes was a slaveholder. His will named the following enslaved persons:[1]

  • Indian girl going by the name Jenny, to dau Magdalena
  • Negro girl going by the name Mariana, to dau Esther
  • Negro girl going by the name Peguy, to dau Anna


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Miscellaneous probate record, 1696-1792: "South Carolina Probate Re... Bound Volumes, 1671-1977"
    Catalog: Miscellaneous probate record, 1696-1792 Miscellaneous record, 1711-1718, 1714-1717, 1716- 1721.
    Image path: South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977 > Charleston > Miscellaneous record, 1711-1721 > image 23 of 472; citing Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
    FamilySearch Image: 939L-J63R-1F (accessed 30 May 2023)
    • 1712 will of Anthony Cordes, p.26-27
  • "Dr. Anthony Cordes and Some of His Descendants", Richardson, Emma B., The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine , Jul., 1942, Vol. 43, No.3 (Jul., 1942), p 133.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 128210615
  • Liste des Frânçois et Suisses, From an old manuscript list of French and Swiss Protestants, settled in Charleston, on the Santee, and at Orange Quarter, in Carolina, who desired naturalization, prepared probably about 1695-6. With introductory remarks. Ravenel, Daniel, ed. (1868) p. 24

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