Icard of Smyrna, Turkey
The family are not really from Turkey.
They are from France.
They went out to Turkey
as merchants in the 18th century,
and intermarried with other European families out there.
Some descendants still live there.
See Historical background
Possibly our family
[Marie Anne Marandet]
identifies the following Jacques Icard, born 1683,
It is unclear what the proof of this is.
It would make him fairly old having children in 1737,
but quite possible.
It would mean that the 1776 document cannot refer to him,
which is also possible.
Note that our Jacques' eldest son is called
François (would be after grandfather).
He mar Madeleine Prepaude [or Magdeleine].
Their son was born in 1683 in
S coast of France
born 29 December 1683, La Ciotat [Archives de La Ciotat].
The following may be the
Jacques Icard above who was born 1683.
La Ciotat, S coast of France, c.1730.
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