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Cox 30 Bosarge-Davidson

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30. John Baptiste Bosarge III & 31. Vianne Davidson [MS, AL]


6/1/1821, John born in AL, s/o 60. Eugene Bosage & 61. Rose Galixta Ladner.
3/31/1823 “Jean” baptized with his little sister Marie. (S) No. 60 Family notes.
10/20/1824, Vianne born “near Pascagoula”, MS, d/o 62. William Davidson & 63. Elizabeth Peters. (S) Vienna’s Conf. Widow’s Pension Application. Probably born in St Tammany Parish, LA.
No.60:(S) 1830 Census, AL, MobCo. John m:5-10.
No.62:(S) 1830 Census, MS, JaxCo. Vianne f<10.
6/1/1840, (S) 1840 Census, AL, MobCo. John is single. See CD Census Record 30-1840.
4/29/1844 a marriage bond was issued for John and Vianne. (S) MobCo., WMB8, P17.
5/16/1844, John married Vianne. (S) Civil War Pension Application.
10/24/1850, (S) 1850 Census, AL, MobCo., n: “Bozad”. See CD Census Record 30-1850.
8/18/1852, John B testified about the errors in the John James survey of 1841/2 of the “Louisa Bouzage Grant”. (S) MobCo. Probate Court. Vianne’s brother Preston also testified at the same hearing.
(S) 1855 AL Census, MobCo. n: “John B Borgorges”.
CSA: 3/4/1860, Private, AL Coast Guard Volunteers.
8/24/1860, (S) 1860 Census, AL, MobCo., SD. See CD Census Record 30-1860.
CSA: 10/11/1861, Private, Capt. Jacob Rabby’s Inf. Co., 25th AL Regt. of Volunteers. Reported 10/17/1861. 6/30/1862 payroll at Bayou La Batre. 9/10/1862, payroll at Camp Shorter, Hall’s Mill, MobCo.
(S) 1870 Census, AL, MobCo., Bt1. b: GA. See CD Census Record 30-1870.
(S) 1880 Census, AL, MobCo., AL Port, Dist122. b: 1818. Both parents born in AL. See CD Census Record 30-1880.
11/16/1881, Vianne was in Pascagoula for the birth of her grandson Edmond Bosarge Jr. (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P182.
1/24/1891, John died. (S) Vienne’s Conf. Pension application. Buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Bayou La Batre, AL.
(S) 1900 Census, AL, MobCo., Pct18. Vianne is living with daughter Eugenia. See CD Census Record 31-1900.
12/19/1902 Vianne [78] attended a Christmas family reunion in Pascagoula, MS with her sister Mary Jane [81], and brothers Capt. W Davidson [72] and Preston Davidson [75]. They assembled at the home of Vianne’s son Cobb, who was married to Emma, d/o Preston. (S) Family notes.
(S) 1910 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Vianne is living with daughter Eugenia. See CD Census Record 31-1910.
11/1/1914 Vianne, living in Bayou La Batre, applied for a Conf. Widow’s Pension.
6/5/1917, Vianne living in Bayou La Batre. (S) WWI Draft Reg. of grandson Clarence Leroy Bryant.
5/5/1918, Vianne died in the city hospital of Mobile, AL; buried with John.

Family notes:
• Vianne probably met John while visiting her sister Mary Jane. She had married and moved to Bayou La Batre by the early 1840’s.
• Vianne: “… to friends and relatives she was Aunt Annie; to us she was a beloved Grandma. This unique and fascinating person was small in stature, had piercing deep blue eyes, small hands and feet, and pretty curly hair which was usually covered by a tignon, a triangle of cloth pulled over her hair and tied under her chin. Her life was beset by many trials and anxieties. For a time she lived at Little River and often related frightening experiences in that wild area where panthers screamed at night, bears stole pigs from their pens, and alligators were always on the alert to switch their rusty tails to catch a stray dog, a chi1d, or any other living prey. During the siege of Mobile in the Civil War, she shivered when she heard the roar of the cannon and prayed for the safety of her two young sons who were helping to defend the port city. One son went off to sea and never returned, though Grandma never gave up hope for his return. Grandma had a store of wonderful stories (tales we called them). When parents wanted to attend boat races and other community events, she kept all the children in the neighborhood and entertained them with her fabulous tales that never grew old. The children sat on the floor as close as they could get to Grandma’s low rocking chair and listened raptly as she made the old stories come alive. She jumped like a bear, imitated the sounds that the little “poo poos” made as they ran around the house predicting a death, or the strange sounds made by John Sought after the Indians had cut his tongue out. … Grandma was absolutely fearless. Once when a young boy tried to choke an old lady who was hunting terrapins in the marsh, the whole neighborhood of women and children were in a state of panic (the men were away on boats). Grandma gathered all of them into her small house, tightly closed the door, brought the axe in for a protective measure and dared anyone to harm her brood. In her later years Grandma was a gadabout, visiting in the community, traveling to Mobile, Biloxi, Orange Grove and other areas of the Mississippi Coast. Somehow she always managed to get caught in an epidemic. Once she was quarantined in Fountainbleu when there was a rumor of yellow fever. Another time she was able to get away from a breakout of smallpox and headed home with no thought of the danger of bringing the dread disease to us. In her late years she spent much of her time sitting on the front porch in an old willow rocking chair that had conformed to the hump in her back. … She lived to be 94 years old, much longer than any other member of her family. She died in a hospital where no one could understand what she was saying. When Cousin Ella Bolton went to see about her, she realized that this old lady was speaking French, a language in which she and Mama often conversed.” (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P178, article by Margaret Bryant Lyon; citing from “Our Heritage”, Alma Bryant, 1981, private printing.
• “Under the hospitable roof of Mr. Cobb Beausarge on North Pascagoula Street are reunited this week for the Christmas holidays, a family of octogenarians, consisting of two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. J. Valverde the eldest is 83 years old and Mrs. Vianna Beausarge, mother of the host is 81, while the eldest brother, father of the hostess is 79, and the baby of the family Capt. W. Davidson is 77. The family are natives of Louisiana descended from Scotch and English ancestry. There was another brother and two sisters, who died past middle age, and their mother lived until she was 83 years old. The most remarkable circumstance is that these aged brothers and sisters are in good health, strong, active and possessed of excellent sight.” (S) The Pascagoula Democrat Star, Friday, December 19, 1902, P3, C2.

Children of John and Vianne:

i. John Baptiste Bosarge IV, born 2/22/1845 in D’Iberville, MS.
9/7/1845 baptized in Biloxi. (S) NBVM, B1, P20, A97.
No. 30:(S) 1850 Census.
No. 30:(S) 1860 Census.
No. 30:(S) 1870 Census.
1863, CSA, Co. B, 2nd Batt., AL Artillery. (S) Civil War Pension Application.
4/23/1874, he married Mary Ann Summerlin, born 3/5/1853 in Theodore, AL. (S) MobCo. MB26, P333. See picture – (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P 181. John was a section foreman on the Mobile to New Orleans railroad.
6/7/1880 (S) 1880 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. John is a mill hand working in the same mill as his brother Calvin and his neighbor John Lamey14. He lives near Calvin.
~1894 they moved to Biloxi. There home was on Cadet St, members of the 2nd Baptist Church.
6/17/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi, WD1. They live on Front St. They both can read and write. John is a laborer. They rent a home.
4/28/1910, (S) 1910 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi, WD1. They live on Howard Ave. Mary has had 8 children, all still living. They own a mortgaged house. John is blind.
7/26/1916 John applied for a Confederate pension.
8/14/1916 John and Mary moved into the Jefferson Davis Soldiers’ home.
2/10/1920, (S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi, WD1. Living with Mary in the Jefferson Davis Beauvoir Soldiers Home on Beach Rd.
1/23/1924, John died in the Jeff Davis home. (S) Beauvoir Records of Confederate Veterans, Biloxi Libr.
4/30/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MS, HarrCo., Bt1. Mary in the Jefferson Davis Beauvoir Soldiers Home on Beach Rd.
5/8/1945, Mary died in the Jeff Davis home. Both buried in Biloxi Cem. (S) The Daily Herald.
Children:
Lender Bosarge, born 1875 in AL. (S) 1880 Census.
Eveline E Bosarge, born 1877 in AL. (S) 1880 Census.
4/12/1900 she married Leonidas “Nealy” Eleuterius, born 1866 in MS. [father Greek.] (S) HarrCo., MB12, P284.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. 7 children.
Frank Gibson Bosarge, born 12/12/1879 in AL. (S) 1880,1900 Census.
8/10/1903 he married Lillian E Dejean, born 1883 in MS. (S) HarrCo., MB14, P417.
9/12/1918, (S) WWI Draft Reg., a fisherman, they live at 241 Cedar St., Biloxi.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. 1 son.
Amanda (Mandy) V Bosarge, born 9/1885 in AL. (S) 1900,1910 Census.
12/26/1910 she married John O Johnson. (S) HarrCo., MB23, P99.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. No children.
Herman Bosarge, born 12/28/1888 in Theodore, AL. (S) 1900,1910 Census.
12/27/1911 he married Cora E Rhodes, born 1894 in AL. (S) MobCo. MB44, P15.
9/12/1918, (S) WWI Draft Reg., a fisherman with a wife and 2 childen living on Caddo St., Biloxi.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. 2 daughters.
Charles Leslie Bosarge, born 5/7/1892 in Theodore, AL. (S) 1900,1910 Census.
~1915 he married Lenora ?, born 1897 in LA.
6/5/1917, (S) WWI Draft Reg., a carpenter with a wife and 2 children, living at 421 Crawford St., Biloxi.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. 2 daughters.

ii. Edmond Victor Bosarge, born 1847 in MS.
No. 30:(S) 1850 Census.
No. 30:(S) 1860 Census.
No. 30:(S) 1870 Census.
1/5/1871 Edmond 1st married his 1st cousin, a widow, Mary Diaz [Fournier], d/o Matilda Bosarge Diaz60v. (S) HarrCo., MB6, P26.
1877-1878 Mary died.
3/4/1879 Edmond 2nd married his 1st cousin Cecelia Magdeline Bosarge, d/o Matt Victor Bosarge60ix. (S) JaxCo., MS, MB2, P39.
6/18/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. Edmond is an oysterman. They are living on Reynor St.
11/19/1881, Edmond died in JaxCo., MS. He drowned when his boat was capsized in a storm. He was in Pascagoula Bay oystering. His body was never found. (S) The Pascagoula Democrat Star, 11/25/1881, P3, C4.
5/8/1885 Cecelia died. (S) Pascagoula Democrat Star.
Children of Mary:
Mary Coreen Bosarge, born 4/26/1874 in MS. (S) 1880 Census.
7/3/1895 she married Andrew Jackson Bennett Jr. (S) HarrCo., MB10, P346.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. 4 daughters.
9/12/1956 she died in Biloxi.
Laura Bosarge, born 1875 in MS. (S) 1880 Census.
Eugenia “Jenny” Bosarge, born 11/1876 in MS. (S) 1880 Census.
12/1/1897 she married Salvador Lepre. (S) HarrCo., MB11, P259.
(S) 1900 Census, MS, HarrCo., Biloxi. 1 son.
Victoria Bosarge, born 4/1877 in MS. (S) 1880 Census.
Child of Cecelia:
Albert Bosarge, born 12/16/1878 in Biloxi, MS. (S) 1880 Census.
7/1/1898 Albert enlisted in Columbus, MS for the Spanish American War, Col. H H Sargent’s 5th U.S. Regt. (S) The Pascagoula Democrat Star.
7/12/1898 he married Susan Isabelle "Belle" “Belle” Hockley, d/o John Hockley & Sarah Rhodes, born 12/2/1881 in AL.
(S) 1910 Census, MS, JaxCo., Pascagoula. 5 Children.
2/26/1934 he died. [a fisherman & Baptist] (S) JaxCo. Death Rcds, V1, 1912-1937.
12/12/1963 Belle died, both buried in Greenwood Cem., S Sect., Pascagoula, MS.
Edmond Bosarge Jr, born 11/16/1881. (S) St Alphonsus Church, BB.

iii. Amelie (Emily) Bosarge (15), born 9/1848.

iv. Calvin (Cobb) Bosarge, born 3/1851.
No. 30:(S) 1860 Census.
No. 30:(S) 1870 Census.
1865, CSA, Co. E, 15th AL Calvary responsible for the defense of Mobile. He said he was a “drummer boy” for his company. (S) Beauvoir Records of Confederate Veterans.
12/29/1874 he married his 1st cousin Emma Davidson, d/o Preston62iv. (S) MobCo. MB26, P409.
6/7/1880 (S) 1880 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Calvin is a mill hand with his brother John.
By 1891 they had moved to JaxCo., MS. (S) Birth of daughter Lena.
6/4/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo. Scranton. Living on Pascagoula St. He is a carpenter; and owns his home free of mortgage. Both can read and write. Emma has had 2 children, both still living.
12/19/1902 Vianne Bosarge attended a Christmas family reunion in Pascagoula, MS with her sister Mary Jane Valverde, and brothers Capt. W Davidson and Preston Davidson. They assembled at the home of Vianne’s son Cobb, who was married to Emma, d/o Preston. (S) No. 30 Family notes.
4/20/1910, (S) 1910 Census, MS, JaxCo., Bt3. Living on Lake Ave. Emma has had 2 children, 1 still living. Calvin works for a sawmill.
1/5/1920, (S) 1910 Census, MS, JaxCo., Bt3. Living on N. Pascagoula St. Calvin is a carpenter for a shipyard.
5/28/1923, Calvin and Emma entered the Jefferson Davis Soldiers’ home. (S) Beauvoir Records of Confederate Veterans.
12/29/1925, Calvin died at the Soldiers’ home, Biloxi, MS.
Children:
Edna Bosarge, born 7/1876 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
9/9/1897 she married John Thurston Rigsby, born 10/1871 in TX. (S) JaxCo. MB.
(S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., SE. 1 son.
12/3/1950 she died in MobCo. (S) AL Death Index.
Lela A Bosarge, born 9/30/1891 in MS. (S) 1900 Census.
12/26/1906 she died at 16, buried in the Machpelah Cem., Moss Point, MS.
“A little time on Earth she spent till God for her, His angel sent”.

v. Eugenia Bosarge, born 8/7/1855 in Bayou La Batre, AL.
No. 30:(S) 1860 Census.
No. 30:(S) 1870 Census. n: “Agniss”
No. 30:(S) 1880 Census.
10/15/1882 she married John Jackson Bryant, born 3/4/1860 in AL. He is the brother of George married to Mary, and s/o Margaret Grelot, d/o Joseph48vi. They were married by the Methodist circuit rider Elder John Williams. See picture – (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P184.
6/19/1900, (S) 1900 Census , AL, MobCo., Pct18. Vianne lives with her. They own their home free of mortgage. John is an oysterman.
1902, John sailed his schooner, Alma, to Pascagoula for lumber for the new 1st Methodist church of Bayou La Batre. They were charter members.
4/18/1910, (S) 1910 Census , AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Vianne lives with her. Eugenia has had 9 children, 7 still alive. John is an oysterman on reefs. She lives next to Mary.
2/10/1920, (S) 1920 Census , AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Laura is a dressmaker and Alma is a public school teacher. Clarence and George are shrimp fishermen. They live next to their married brother and sister George and Mary; and next to their daughter Mabel.
11/9/1928 John died in Bayou La Batre, AL. Buried in Odd Fellows Cem.
4/28/1930, (S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Widow. She owns her home worth $2500 on Little River Road. Alma and George are both Principals of public schools. 3 “Robertson” grandchildren live with her.
12/29/1933, Eugenia died in Bayou La Batre, AL. Buried in Odd Fellows Cem.
Children:
Laura E Bryant, born 9/1884 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
(S) 1920 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Never married, lives with her mother.
11/2/1935 she married Milton Percy Farnell. (S) MobCo. MB63, P197.
Mabel Iola Bryant, born 2/6/1887 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
3/18/1905 “Mae” married Tony Robertson, born 1882 in LA. (S) MobCo. MB39, P32.
(S) 1920 Census , AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. 5 children.
7/1927 she died in Bayou La Batre, AL. (S) AL Death Index.
Earl E Bryant, born 6/18/1889 in Bayou La Batre, AL. (S) 1900 Census.
~1914 he married Maggie ?, born 1890 in AL. [Mother born in VT.]
6/5/1917, (S) WWI Draft Reg., a fisherman living in Bayou La Batre, he has lost one eye.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. 2 children.
Clarence Leroy Bryant, born 11/1891 in Bayou La Batre, AL. (S) 1900 Census.
6/5/1917, (S) WWI Draft Reg., single, a boatsman in Bayou La Batre, he claims his mother, father, and grandmother rely on him for support.
4/27/1925 he married Mammie Perygene, born 1890 in LA. (S) MobCo. MB55, P332.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre.
4/16/1950 he died in MobCo. (S) AL Death Index.
Clyde Leon Bryant, born 11/1891 in Bayou La Batre, AL. (S) 1900 Census.
6/5/1917, (S) WWI Draft Reg., single, a boatsman in Bayou La Batre, he claims his mother, father, and grandmother rely on him for support.
10/31/1917, he married Cora Estelle Bosarge, born 1900 in MS, d/o Mary E., born 1877 in MS, father born in France. (S) MobCo. MB48, P400.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. 2 children.
5/21/1958 he died in MobCo. (S) AL Death Index.
Alma Bryant, born 1/1894 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Never married, lives with her mother.
George Hubbard Bryant II, born 2/22/1901 in AL. (S) 1910 Census.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Never married, lives with his mother.
6/9/1974 he died in Bayou La Batre, AL. Buried in Odd Fellows Cem.

vi. Mary Cornelia Bosarge, born 5/28/1862 in Bayou La Batre, AL.
No. 30:(S) 1870 Census. n: “Susan”.
No. 30:(S) 1880 Census.
3/23/1881 married George Hubbard Bryant, born 12/16/1861 in Bayou La Batre, AL. He is the brother of John married to Eugenia, and s/o Margaret Grelot, d/o Joseph48vi. (S) MobCo., WMB28, P640.
Bef 1897 Cornelia lost her hearing. (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P185.
6/19/1900, (S) 1900 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Mary has had 4 children, all still living. Hubbard is a house carpenter. They own their home. Willie is an oysterman.
4/18/1910, (S) 1910 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Mary has had 5 children, all still living. She lives next to Eugenia. George is a boatman.
2/10/1920, (S) 1920 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. Hubbard and Cornelia own their home on Little River Road free of mortgage. The records seem to indicate they have lived there 10 years. Hubbard works as a carpenter at the ship yard. They live next to their married brother and sister John and Eugenia.
3/7/1927 George died of a stoke at work.
10/10/1931, Mary died; both buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Bayou La Batre, AL.
Children:
William Lester Bryant, born 6/14/1882 in Bayou La Batre, AL. (S) 1900 Census.
1/15/1907 he married Ethel Mae Smith, born 1886 in AL. (S) MobCo. MB40, P249.
9/12/1918, (S) WWI Draft Reg., married to Ethel, he is a carpenter for the AL Dry Dock in Bayou LaBatre.
(S) 1930 Census, Bayou La Batre, AL. He is a widow living on Coden Road.
2/26/1945 he died in MobCo. (S) AL Death Index.
Estelle Bryant, born 2/1888 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
3/28/1908 she married Aldophus M White, born 1880 in AL. (S) MobCo. MB41, P259.
(S) 1930 Census, GA, Troup Co., Long Cane. No children.
Maggie Bryant, born 6/1892 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
2/12/1912 she married Charles J Cain, born 1890 in AL. (S) MobCo. MB44, P83.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. 4 children.
Effie Bryant, born 6/1897 in AL. (S) 1900 Census.
4/5/1913 she married Norman Bosarge, born 1891 in AL. (S) MobCo. MB45, P86.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. 3 children, lives next to Robert.
Robert Lee Bryant, born 1903 in AL. (S) 1910 Census.
2/19/1927 he married Myrtle Kryger, born ~1904 in AL. (S) MobCo. MB57, P1.
(S) 1930 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre. 2 children, lives next to Effie.
5/22/1943 he died in MobCo. (S) AL Death Index.

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