Sgt. Sylvestre' Cesear De Brum Bossier

29 June 1819–26 June 1862 (Age 42)
Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Sylvestre' Cesear De Brum

When Sgt. Sylvestre' Cesear De Brum Bossier was born on 29 June 1819, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, his father, Sylvestre Cesare Bossier, was 17 and his mother, Euphrosine Arnauld, was 26. He married Margaret Ann McDonald in 1839, in Union Springs, Sabine, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sabine, Louisiana, United States in 1860. He died on 26 June 1862, in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Union Springs, Sabine, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sgt. Sylvestre' Cesear De Brum Bossier
Margaret Ann McDonald
Marriage: 1839
Louisiana Bossier
Sophia Bossier
Euphrosine Florida Bossier
Coralie Indiana Bossier
Elizabeth Anne Bossier
Albert S Bossier
Robert Guin Bossier
Caesar Bossier
Newton B Bossier

Spouse and Children

Union Springs, Sabine, Louisiana, United States


    Louisiana Bossier


    Sophia Bossier


    Euphrosine Florida Bossier


    Coralie Indiana Bossier


    Elizabeth Anne Bossier


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Old French bosse ‘barrel’. The name is frequent in the southern States; it was probably brought to North America by Huguenots.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Sgt. Sylvester Ceasar DuBrun Bossier (29 June 1819 – 26 June 1862)

He died while serving the C.S.A. Co.B28 La. Inf. Sergt. Cause of death Measles. He married twice: (1) in 1839, to Margaret Ann McDonald for 19 years, they had 9 children together. (2) in 1859 to …

Sources (3)

  • S D Bossier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • D Bossier in entry for Jasper Bossier, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • Sylvester Ceasar Bossier in entry for Laura A Lum, "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956"

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