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Henry Joseph Videau (1700 - bef. 1772)

Henry Joseph Videau
Born in Province of Carolinamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died before before age 72 in Berkeley County, Province of South Carolinamap
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Henry Videau (b. 1700) was the father-in-law of General Francis Marion.

Henry Joseph Videau was the son of Peter (Pierre) Videau and Jeanne Elizabeth Mauze, Huguenot immigrants to the Province of Carolina. He was born after his parents applied for naturalization about 1695. In a 1742 deed to his sister Jane Bonneau, he refers to their father Peter Videau and calls himself the sole heir to his father's real estate.[1]

About 1733 he married Ann Cordes, daughter of Antoine Cordes and widow of Francis Simons. [2] They had children:[3]

  • Elizabeth (b. 6 January 1733/4)
  • Mary Esther (b. 17 September 1737, m. Francis Marion)
  • Peter (b. 27 October 1743)
  • Henry Joseph (b. 4 December 1744, d. April 1773)

Henry predeceased his wife, who is listed as a widow in her April 1772 Will.[4]


  1. Charleston city, Charleston County and South Carolina miscellaneous land records, 1719-1873; index to land records, 1719-1898, Land records, v. X-Z 1742-1744
  2. Richardson, Emma B. “Dr. Anthony Cordes and Some of His Descendants.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 43, no. 3 (1942): 138-9.
  3. The Annals And Parish Register of St. Thomas And St. Denis Parish, In South Carolina, From 1680-1884. ed. Robert F Clute. C(1884) pp. 87 , 110
  4. Will of Anne Videau "South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Charleston > Wills, 1771-1779, Vol. 015 > image 14 of 352; citing Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
  • Richardson, Emma B. “Dr. Anthony Cordes and Some of His Descendants.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 43, no. 3 (1942): 133–55.

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Videau-5 and Videau-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, same wife
posted by Mary Morgan

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