John (Jean, Zeb) Deyo (Deo-Dion)!

Some names can be confusing! I think the title of this post bears that out.

Recently I received the following note from Gloria Cusson Pratt of the Northern New York- American Canadian Genealogical Society. Her note informed me of the following:

John married as Jean Baptiste Dion to Marie Bonin on 2 July 1866 at St. Ann’s [Roman Catholic Church in] Mooers Forks, NY.  Deo/Deyo/Dion are all dit names [synonyms] for Deo.  Most of their children are listed in the St. Ann Book, Moeers Forks, NY. His parent’s are Joseph Dion and Julia Lafaille/Faye.


With this information in hand, I am now able to add numerous avenues of research in finding the roots of the Deyos of Northern New York.

Thank you Gloria!