|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1844|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1904|
A son of Elisha Benton Alsup, Sr., who had migrated to Monroe Co., MS with E.B.'s father, Drury Alsup, ca. 1820, from TN via Lamar Co., AL. Lycurgus' gr-grandfather John Alsup (Rev. War Patriot, buried in an unmarked grave in Kings Mountain Cemetery), came to live with Drury and E.B., as well. John & Drury, and later E.B. & Lycurgus had a mill. Drury, E.B. & Lycurgus were also farmers. (the mill & farming info. is per my grandmother, who was a granddaughter of Lycurgus Alsup & lived near him until he died in her 13th year, and Mary Elizabeth Whitworth, who lived until my grandmother was in her 30's)
At the age of 17, Lycurgus enlisted with the 41st Mississippi Infantry, Co. G (Buttahatchie Rifles) with his father & brother, E.B. Jr. After the war, he married Mary Elizabeth Whitworth, from the same section of Monroe Co. They and daughter Fannie Myrtle (my grandmother's mother) moved with much of the Whitworth family to Bastrop, Co., TX (where grandfather Drury Alsup, aunts and uncles had already settled, leaving Alsup descendants). Lycurgus came down with a bad case of malaria, which he blamed on the climate, and so he returned to MS with his wife and daughter. (per granddaughter Jimmie Carothers Gray, my grandmother, who was involved in preserving the family genealogy & stories)
In 1887, a U.S. Patent was awarded to "Lycurgus Alsup, Barttahatchie: Cotton-Planter," for "Chopper, and Cultivator."
Children: Fannie Myrtle Alsup Carothers (9/2/1868 - 8/9/1896), Charles Buford Alsup (m. Susie A. Edgeworth), Clarence Alsup (5/1/1877 - 5/21/1905), Claude Lycurgus Alsup (8/29/1879 - 8/25/1945; m. Louvia Pope), William Kirby Alsup (1883 - 1/18/1919), and Mary Mildred Alsup Teaford (11/6/1886 - 1968)
Granddaughter Jimmie Carothers Gray grew up nearby, knew him until his death during her 12th year, and said “he had red hair and brown eyes, and a kind disposition." Granddaughter, Iva Mae Alsup Guthrie thought he was kind & loving to his grandchildren too, per Jimmie Carothers Gray's daughter.
His obituary described him as “. . .a good man … honorable and upright during all his life … and his demise is a source of regret to a wide circle of friends . .” It also stated that while in ill health he “wound up his business” and sold his home in “Buttahatchie … abt. 12 miles south of Gatman,” and stayed at the home of his son C.B. Alsup in Carbon Hill, AL. On his deathbed, Lycurgus asked that his wife and single children make their home with C.B. Alsup.
Mary Elizabeth Whitworth Alsup (1846 - 1926)*
Fannie Myrtle Alsup Carothers (1868 - 1896)*
Clarence Alsup (1877 - 1905)*
Charles Buford Alsup (1877 - 1942)*
Claude Lycurgus Alsup (1879 - 1946)*
William Kirby Alsup (1883 - 1919)*
Maintained by: james brooks christoffer...
Originally Created by: nut4genealogy
Record added: Feb 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34262044
RIP - My grandmother's grandfather|
james brooks christoffersen
Added: May. 30, 2013
Lycurgus Alsup, born Marion Co, Alabama, son of Elisha Benton Alsup and Martha Rees. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Whitworth.|
Added: Apr. 2, 2009