Simeon Begnaud

Male18 February 1854–20 September 1906

Brief Life History of Simeon

When Simeon Begnaud was born on 18 February 1854, in Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, his father, Alexandre Begnaud, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Constantin, was 35. He died on 20 September 1906, in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Saint John Cemetery, Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexandre Begnaud
Eliza Constantin
Celeste Begnaud
Mathilde Begneaud
Oliva Begnaud
Azelie Marie Begnaud
Joseph Begnaud
Marie Begnaud
Elize Begnaud
Martin Begnaud
Jean Begnaud
Simeon Begnaud
Philomene Begnaud
Regina Begnaud
Alexandrine Begnaud
Azema Marie Begnaud

Sources (6)

  • Simon Begnaux in household of Alex Begnaux, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Simeon Begnaud, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"
  • Simeon Begnaud, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 14

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Alcide, Andre, Andrus, Camille, Celestine, Chantel, Clemence, Clovis, Fernand.

French: variant of Bignaud, a nickname derived from Old French buigne ‘bump on the head (inflicted by a blow)’.

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

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