Some dutch source mentioned that the family Buisson de Saint Rémy was of nobility. But I can’t find anything about the surname Buisson de Saint Rémy in France. I just wonder does anyone here heard of that family name or knows which resources I could see?
A search on geneanet returns many Buisson from many Saint Rémy [towns]:
The fact that you are premium should make it easier for you to do this search.
Anyway thank you for giving me inspiration to continue further with my genealogical search.
Why a Birth in 1787 ?
This document says he was born in 1791 : https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9Y1N-Y1?cc=1498335&wc=M6KR-836%3A64395401%2C64571501
His mother's name seems to be DELEVOIRE and not DE RIVOIRE
Anyway, it will be a difficult search…
Also, I have serious doubts about an origin in the french nobility : this name is unknown and don't forget he was just a common rifleman deserting the french army
The birth year 1787 I got from a dutch genealogical magazine called ‘De Nederlandsche Leeuw’ (1913). It was an article on foreign noble families in the dutch indies. ( https://www.knggw.nl/raadplegen/de-nederlandsche-leeuw/1913-31/157/ )
Indeed the document you linked to showed a birth year 1791 and the surname of his mother seems to be Delevoire. Delevoire appears to be a real french surname. So that must be right. In 1820 Jean Buisson de Saint Rémy joined the dutch indies army, a kind of légion étrangère. The last place in France he lived in was Rocroy. I guess that must have been Rocroi in the french Ardennes.
I think Arles is an approximate birth place. Arles city made a website where you can search all the birth/death registry by different entries, and there is no trace of a Buisson Jean or Georges or Amelie Delevoire or De Rivoire. http://actes.arles.fr/
There is a town called St Remy de Provence near Arles, maybe he added this particule from that city. There is no mention anywhere of this family name.
I only found the death of a Georges Buisson in Avignon, but he seems nothing like your Georges.
DE RIVOIRE is more common in the Provence area than DELEVOIRE.
Do you have any idea if that family was protestant ? That could explain why there is no mention of these people in registries.
The surname Buisson de Saint Rémy stays a mystery unfortunately.
If the last place he lived in was Rocroi in the french Ardennes and he was a deserter from the french army then there might be data of regiments or so in Rocroi in the periode 1815-1820 (General Grouchy and general Vandamme were in Rocroi during that period)