Pierre PINOT Caliste DUMOND Mary Francis DUMOND Thérèse Ann DUMOND Amelia BRINSBACK Mini tree diagram
Desirée PINOT

Desirée PINOT3,1,2,4

about 18253,2,4 - about 18585,2

Life History

about 1825

Born in Arkansas.3,2,4

about 1848

Married Caliste DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

Nov 1849

Birth of daughter Mary Francis DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,6

Aug 1852

Birth of daughter Thérèse Ann DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,6,7,8,9,10

about 1858

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,2

about 1858

Buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, Jefferson County, Arkansas.1,2


  • In 1840, there is a Pinot family living a few doors down from theDumont family, which appears to be the family of Desirée.  The head ofhousehold is Peter Pinot, age 40-50.  Females in the household include1 under 5, 1 10-15 and 1 30-40.

    The latter would be his wife.  (Being French, as most of the settlerswere in this former French province, his proper name would have beenPierre, written in the English form Peter in the American censusrecord.)

    Desirée would be the oldest daughter.  We can determine this from thecensus information in 1860, where she is married to Caliste, and herage is given as 25.  This means she was born in 1825.  That would makeher 15 in 1840, matching the entry for the oldest Pinot daughter.

    Caliste's older brother Pierre (Peter) also married a Pinot, MaryPinot, in 1844.  There is no older Pinot daughter in this household in1840.  Perhaps Mary was a cousin of Desirée.  The younger daughter ofPeter Pinot would be only 9 years old at most in 1844.

    1840 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, Arkansas Township, p 2
    Peter Pinot  1 Male Under 5  2 Males 5-10  1 Male 40-50 [Peter]
    1 Females Under 5  1 Female 10-15 [Desirée]  1 Female 30-40

    The Flynn genealogy has limited information but reports Desirée'sparents.  Thanks to Timothy Merle Flynn for finding the ArkansasGazette record of their marriage.

    Amelia Brinsbac
    Birth/Death Unknown
    Marriage to Pierre Pinot (Birth/Death Unknown)
    26 Aug 1824 Arkansas County, Arkansas, Arkansas Gazette newspaper,Tuesday, September 07, 1824
    Daughter Desire Pinot, Birth Abt 1825 in Arkansas, Death 1860 inJefferson, Jefferson, Arkansas
    --  Flynn Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11836907/person/5063681275

    Note that this genealogy reports that Desirée Pinot Dumont died in1860 in Jefferson, Jefferson County, Arkansas.  This seems to be anerror.  We know from records that Caliste Dumond married his secondwife Sarah Haga 8 May 1859, in Arkansas County.  This would have beenafter Desirée died.  So Desirée died probably in 1858.  They appear tohave been living near Arkansas Post at the time.

    I have no information that would put them as far east as the JeffersonCommunity (on current Hwy 365) or Jefferson Township in JeffersonCounty, near Pine Bluff.  Caliste's land grants were in Arkansas andDesha Counties (Desha is south of Arkansas County).  But we do knowthat Desirée was buried in a cemetery in northern Jefferson County(see below).  I am not certain where the old county boundaries ran atthat time or exactly where they were living at that time.

    In 1850, we find Desirée married to Caliste Dumond, living next doorto Caliste's mother Felicity (Félicité).  Their location is now shownas Chester Township of Desha County.  Names around them have changed,so it appears they have moved to a different location, not just had achange of name due to administrative divisions of the county.

    1850 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas, 1 November, ChesterTownship, page 71 (141), Hse/Fam #268
    Calist Dumond 24 M Farmer $1000 Real Estate  born Arkansas
    Desira [Desirée] Dumond 25 F born Arkansas
    Mary Dumond 11 months F born Arkansas

    Genealogies tell us the full name of this daughter is Mary Francis.After this census Desirée will bear one more daughter, Thérèse Ann, orTeresa Ann in English, about 1852, before she passes away sometimebefore 1859, the year when Caliste marries his second wife Sarah Haga.

    Desirée is buried in the St Peters Cemetery in Old Bogy Township ofJefferson County, Arkansas.  The entry in the cemetery list isincorrect.

    Burial Abt. 1858
    "Dumond, Desera ?  4-29-1863 Caliste"
    [Error added by compiler.  Date here is Caliste's death]
    Saint Peters Cemetery, Jefferson County, Arkansas,http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arjeffer/st_peters_cemetery.htm

    The entry is confusing, since the one date here is in the place thatshould designate Desirée's death, but is the date given in genealogiesfor Caliste's death.  I discovered that this was an addition bycompilers of the list.  A photo of the gravestone appears on ArkansasGravestones.  The photo is copyrighted and cannot be downloaded.  Hereis the link.
    --  http://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=424631

    The stone has no dates, only her name and "wife of Dumond."

    Wife of

    In the 1860 census, Caliste's wife is Sarah Haga, and their marriagetook place on 8 May 1859.  Desirée died before this date.  We reportabout 1858.  But it could have been earlier.  Her last child Thérèse(Theresa or Teresa) was born in 1852.  Being French Catholic, it isextremely unlikely that they would have divorced.

    1860 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3-4 September, OldRiver Township, PO Swan Lake, page 96, Hse #757, Fam #701
    Dumond, Calist M 35 Farmer  No Real Estate $1000 Personal Estate bornArkansas
    Dumond, Sarah M  F 24 born Tennessee
    Dumond, Mary F 10 born Arkansas
    Dumond, Toresa  F 8 born Arkansas
    Dumond, Edward C  [Son] 8 months born Arkansas [born January 1860]

    A memorial posted for Desirée on Find a Grave has a photo of hergravestone, but the memorial manager had unfortunately picked up theerror of the death date from the St Peters Cemetery list cited above,and reports Caliste's date of death for Desirée (spelled Desira on thestone).  A correction was sent to the memorial on 4 June 2015, with anexplanation and other updates.  After my updates were submitted, themanager of the memorial added much of the information from sourcesthat I have here in Desiré's Notes.

    The revised memorial now reports her birth date as 1825, theapproximate date we proposed, but changed the date of death toUnknown, rather than our proposed date of about 1858, based on otherknown facts, including Caliste's marriage to Sarah Haga in 1859.  Theyadded additional information on the famlily as well.  The revisedmemorial is presented here.

    Desera Pinot Dumond
    Birth [abt] 1825
    Death Unknown  [Desirée died about 1858]
    Inscription:  "Spouse of Caliste"
    Spouse Caliste Dumond (1825 - 1863)
    Daughter of:
    Pierre Pinot (1800 - ____)
    Amelia Brinsback Pinot (1804 - 1859)

    Married to Caliste Dumond around 1848.

    Caliste and Desera were the parents of:
    Mary Frances Dumond Wells (15 Jan 1850)
    Therese Ann Dumond Harris (21 Aug 1852)

    Desera died before April 1859.

    [Records included in above Notes have been eliminated to limit length]

    [Daughter Mary's marriage record]

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    John Wells
    Age 23, Birth Year abt 1842
    Spouse's Name Mary Dumond
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 18
    Marriage 21 Nov 1865 Jefferson County

    Burial Saint Peters Cemetery, Jefferson County, Arkansas
    Created by 4losthistory Feb 16, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #48221820,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Dumond&GSiman=1&GSst=4&GRid=48221820&


  • 1. Saint Peters Cemetery, Jefferson County, Arkansas, list
    • Location:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arjeffer/st_peters_cemetery.htm;
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 1 November, Chester Township, page 71 (141), Hse/Fam #268
  • 4. 1840 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • Arkansas Township, p 2
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Brian Demoe, Demoe/Dumont Family Tree,
  • 6. 1860 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 3-4 September, Old River Township, PO Swan Lake, page 96, Hse #757,
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 10 June, LaGrue, District 3, page 15 (scan 41C), Hse #124, Fam #133
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 27 June, Point DeLuce, District 4, Page 21A, House #407, Family #414
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 13 May, Point De Luce Township, District 11, Page 15B, Hse/Fam #295
  • 10. 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 11 March, Stanley, District 14, page 7B, Hse #150, Fam #154

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