For a detailed look at the tree Despards Only Tree
Of course there are variations of the spelling of the family name. There are Irish Desparts, sometimes this is because of the litteracy ability of either the family or the scribe inputing the information as thay heard it! Hence Despar - Despars - Despart - Despard.
Jean Baptiste Georges Despart emigrated from France (no actual evidence just family story) to the Quebec area around 1750. The name changes gradually to Despard. Although there is evidence of a Jeanne Michelle Despart marrying in 1760 Brittany France and also Victor Despart of Bordeaux on the 13th April 1794 being guillotined!
For more details of the tree Despart-Quebec
There are more Despard trees that I have not managed to link (as yet) that start in Ireland and then continue later to the US and Canada.
Another starts with Richard Despard born in about 1800 in Ireland and then emigrated to the US.
17th October 2017 Update.
Have managed to link two trees together.
Richard Despard 1800 Ireland with John AND Thomas as sons.
Now lots more work to do.
Still working on all Despards and trying to link as many as possible into one tree.