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Nicholas Thevenin left France and sailed on the American ship "Pennsylvania" (Capt. Harding) from Le Havre and reached Philadelphia on Feb. 26th. 1790. He then came to the town that is now known as Gallipolis, Ohio with a Ohio Company's attorney. Nicholas and most of his descendants remained in Gallipolis, Ohio area and some ventured to West Virginia across the Ohio River. He has a town just south of Gallipolis named for him, but the name was spelled as it sounded. It is called Thivener, Ohio. Many of the Thevenin descendants adopted the spelling of Thivener and some spell it Tivener & Tivner.
Nicholas Thevenin, b.1771 France Member of the "French 500" of Gallipolis, Ohio, died 20 Feb 1850 Gallia Co. Oh.
Mary Liter Loucks b. 1790, died 17 Feb 1874 Gallia Co. Oh.
Nicholas married first to Anne of France, 2nd to Hannah Mion Berthe of France, and 3rd to Mary Loucks.
Nicholas had one known son by Anne. Francis Collin Thevenin, b. 25 Feb. 1792 Gallia Co. Oh. died 22 Jan. 1893 Gallia Co. Oh. Nicholas had three known daughters by Mary Loucks. Margaret, Maria and Julia Thevenin.
Leopald Bronoel, born Aug18, 1827 in Pierrefaites, Haute Marne, France; died Mar 1, 1912 in Kane, PA. Lived in the Pettis area, Crawford County, PA. He was a Wagon maker.
Back of the photo has the following written on it:
Rear Row L to R
Ratliff, Gudger, Redmon, Collins, Coffman, Brown, Bonza, Wilson
Front Row Standing
John Clede born New Orleans, La., 13 May 1863; died Houston, Tx., 8 May 1929. His parents were Joseph and Emma (Behr) Clede.