I am Karen Furst and I’ve been looking for and learning about my ancestors for twenty years. Much of what I’ve uncovered is posted here. Enjoy browsing!
See my main site at karenfurst.com.
My name is Ken LeBlond and I’m also a descendant of Elizabeth Knight and Robert E. LeBlond. My great-grandfather was John A. LeBlond. (Does the A. stand for Abram?)
John A.’s son was John Knight LeBlond (my grandfather) and my father is John Knight LeBlond Jr. I also have a son Samuel LeBlond so the name lives on!
Your site is great and you’ve done much of the work that I was slowly getting to. I just spent some time in Cincinnati (actually only about a half a day) researching some family history and it left me with more questions than answers. Our LeBlonds (i.e. my dad and his siblings) didn’t seem to communicate much with their cousins (John A.’s other kids’ families) so I don’t have much with which to work.
Did you travel to London or France looking into family history? The family grapevine has claimed that the LeBlonds were Huguenots (which you’ve also found out) AND that the name was changed TO LeBlond from their original French name when they moved out of France to avoid religious persecution while in London/England. Do you have any information about that?
Thanks for any info you can provide. I’m still browsing through your site. Great work, Karen!
Amherst, Massachusetts (recently from Seattle, WA)
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