Sylvestre DeBrum Bossier

Brief Life History of Sylvestre DeBrum

When Sylvestre DeBrum Bossier was born on 29 June 1819, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, his father, Sylvestre Cesaire Bossier, was 29 and his mother, Euphrosine Arnauld, was 27. He married Margaret Anne 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 for about 10 years. 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

Sylvestre DeBrum Bossier
Margaret Anne 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

Sources (8)

  • Caesar Bossier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sylvestre Cesaire Bossier, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"
  • Sylvestere Debrun Bossier, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

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

"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

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

Some characteristic forenames: French Emile, Marcel.

French: occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Old French bosse ‘barrel’.

History: Jean-Baptiste Bossier dit Lebrun from Castelsagrat in Tarn-et-Garonne, France, married Marie-Anne Chagneau in Natchitoches, LA, in 1728.

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

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 …

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