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Capt Junius "June" Poitevent
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1837
Pearlington
Hancock County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1919
Ocean Springs
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

The eldest son of Williams James Poitevent and Mary Amelia Russ, Junius, called June, worked in his father's sawmill until 1868. He enlisted in the Third Regiment, Mississippi Infantry in 1861, served as a midshipman in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War and was also a blockade runner late in that war, being captured by Union forces and being held till the end of the war.

Later, as a riverboat captain. June engaged in shipping on the Pearl River in Mississippi and on the Trinity River in Texas, and he owned farms in both states, as well as a Victorian Italianate home on the Bay of Biloxi which was called the "Bay Home" and a home at Palmetto, Florida, near Tampa. His other interests included serving as captain of steamboats, including the "Pearl Rivers" and later the "Lake Charles"; operating a sawmill at Hillsdale in Pearl River County (Mississippi) in 1893; and maintaining a large truck and fruit farm near Tampico, Mexico, in 1895. June Poitevent spent his retirement years in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

In December of 1865 at Pass Christian, Mississippi he married May Eleanor Staples, a New Orleans girl of a long-established Louisiana family.They became the parents of three:
Cora May, b.1868 (Mrs. C.T. Earle),
Vera, b.1872 (Mrs. F.J. Lundy)
Schuyler, b.1875
 
 
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 Parents:
  William James Poitevent (1814 - 1890)
  Mary Amelia Russ Poitevent (1819 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elnora Staples Poitevent (1847 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Vera Poitevent Lundy (1872 - 1897)*
  Schuyler Poitevent (1875 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Junius Poitevent (1837 - 1919)
  John W. Poitevent (1840 - 1899)*
  Samuel Russ Poitevent (1852 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Ocean Springs
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Jeff Lloyd 2004-2015
Originally Created by: I CARE
Record added: Oct 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43396228
Capt Junius June Poitevent
Added by: Jeff Lloyd 2004-2015
 
Capt Junius June Poitevent
Added by: Jeff Lloyd 2004-2015
 
Capt Junius June Poitevent
Added by: Jeff Lloyd 2004-2015
 
 
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