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Capt Saxton Smith Angevine
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1835
Royalton Center
Niagara County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1878
Grenada County
Mississippi, USA

Lawyer and newspaper editor.
Post-war dry goods merchant.

Son of Allen S. Angevine and Maria Harriet (Warren) Angevine. Husband of Missouri Mayhew Angevine.

Captain of Company G, 29th Mississippi Volunteers, Confederate States Army.

When the Civil War began, he and his brothers chose different sides but all promised their mother they would never fight each other should they meet in battle. When it later happened that Saxton did meet his brother Warren on the battle field, each brother surrendered his sabre to the other. Saxton Angevine's sabre is owned today by the descendants of their younger brother, Allen, who was too young to enlist in the war.

Memphis (Tennessee) Daily Appeal, January 15, 1863, page 1, column 4:
“List of Wounded from Murfreesboro.
From the Atlanta Confederacy.
…Received into Empire Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia).
…S.S. Angevine, lieutenant, company G, 29th Miss., hand and hip; G.W. Mayhew, sergt., co. G, 29th Miss., hand…. The wounded continue to arrive by every train, and are receiving every attention which it is possible, by those engaged in caring for them. Further arrivals will be noticed to-morrow.”

Saxton Angevine was severely wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga but saved by the slave and personal body servant who carried him from the field on his back and shielded him with his own body. He was afterwards sent home and appointed Provost Marshall of Grenada until the end of the war. The Civil War ledger maintained at his post, Fort Grenada, is in possession of descendants today.

The New York Commercial Advertiser, Nov. 27, 1865, p.4, column 1:
"Mississippi Items.
Buildings are going up rapidly in Grenada. Seven fine brick stores are in the course of erection for Colonel A.S. Brown, Lake Bros., H.B. Sherman, Angevine & Co., Jas. F. Holden, and Dr. McAfee. Colonel Mister and the managers of the Collins Express intend rebuilding their blocks."

Jackson (Mississippi) Weekly Clarion, Aug. 4, 1875, page 1, columns 1-2: Meeting of the Democratic Convention at Grenada July 26, 1875: Capt. S.S. Angevine, Secretary.

Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger, June 5, 1878, page 3, column 6: S.S. Angevine appointed Registrar of Grenada County.

The Williams Family of S.C. and Mississippi (1954) by John Ben Perry: "It is said that he (S.S. Angevine) helped to ease the carpetbag yoke on the people of this area through his appeals to friends in the North for help."

He died of yellow fever at 210 South Main Street, in the house his father-in-law gave to his daughter Mrs. Angevine, a two-story brick home with large double parlors and rear wing later used as a school before it was demolished and the Masonic Temple erected there. (See also, Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Volume 57, Page 767: Eugene Wolfe v. Hallie Angevine, et. al.) His daughter Lena reported later than she saw the nurse rob and strangle her father as he lay dying.

A History of Grenada County and Surrounding Areas by J.C. Hathorn, page 111.

New York Herald, Aug. 29, 1870, p.3 column 2: Capt. S.S. Angevine among the dead. (Aug. 20, 1878, p.3 col. 2 listed daughter Mary Angevine).
New York Courrier des Etats-Unis, Aug. 30, 1878, p.1 col. 3 (“Captaine Angevine”).

Adrian, Michigan WEEKLY PRESS, Sept. 6, 1878, p.3, column 2: "Among the deaths by yellow fever at Grenada, Miss., we notice S.S. Angevine and Mary Lou Angevine, his daughter. The former is a son of A.S. Angevine of this city."

Jackson Weekly Clarion, Sept. 11, 1878, page 1, column 6: S.S. Angevine in the list of dead.


Dying at the height of the yellow fever epidemic, he was buried without family or friends in attendance, save the Episcopal bishop, in his inlaws' old family plot at the Yellow Fever Cemetery rather than beside his wife in the new family plot at Odd Fellows Cemetery. In 1893, his daughter Hallie Angevine Weir moved his tombstone to the new cemetery beside her mother's, leaving a small stone with the initials SSA on the actual grave. In 1932, the original marker was replaced by a marker from the Veterans Administration. In 1954, the old markers in the Angevine-Weir plot at Odd Fellows were replaced with uniform modern markers. Hallie A. Weir's sons intended to return the old S.S. Angevine marker to its original spot at the Yellow Fever Cemetery but the monument company misunderstood the instructions and never took it here. When the oversight came to light, the monument movers said the old stones had been destroyed or sanded and recarved. Thirty years later, descendants attempted to mark Saxton Angevine's true grave once again and a Veteran's Administration marker was delivered to the Mayhew plot at Yellow Fever Cemetery. The small stone bearing the initials SSA had sunken or disappeared between 1954 and 1970, along with most of the other Mayhew markers, but the location ascertained by an old pencil sketch compared to the remaining markers. However, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans saw the new marker and, believing they were correcting a mistake, moved the new V.A. marker to Odd Fellows as well. So today Captain Angevine is still without a marker, while the empty grave at Odd Fellows Cemetery is marked with two.

Angevine Lineage:
Louis Angevin(e) b. c1550 Angers or Poitou, d.1628 LaRochelle
+ (wife unknown)
Capt. Francois Angevin(e) b. 1588 France
+ Marie (d.1628 at Seige of La Rochelle)
Henri Angevin(e) b. 1611
+ Charlotte, daughter of Louis Guinere (Guinere, Guynier, Guinier)
Louis Angevin(e) b. 1633
+ Marguerite, daughter of Henri de Chalons
Pierre Angevine b. 1666 France, d. New York
+1 Deborah Guion
+2 Marguerite de Bonrepos
Pierre Angevine Jr. the Younger
+ Margaret Williams
Joseph Angevine
+ Margaret Bailey
Peter Angevine
+ Sarah Conklin
Allen S. Angevine
+ Maria Harriet Warren

* deBonrepos line:
1 Artaud ARMUET, Seigneur de BONREPOS, (Lord Bonrepos) Secretaire to the Dauphin of France in 1426
2 Guillaume Armuet, Lord Bonrepos, d.30 May 1494, Château de Bon Repos
+Marguerite de VILLAR d. after 1497
3 Martin Armuet, Lord Bonrepos, Bresson et La Garcie, & d'Efchirolle, Gentleman in service to the Dauphin, son of King Francis I; died in 1530/32
Some references show Jean Armuet de Bonrepos as son of Martin, rather than brother:
3 JEAN ARMUET, Seigneur de Bonrepos et Saint Martin d'Hères
+ 1537 Jeanne Flotte, daughter of N. Flotte, Seigneur (Lord) of Jarciages, & Catherine (de la Villette)
4 Louis, Seigneur (Lord) de Bonrepos, Governor of Embrun in Dauphine
+ Francoise de St. Marcel d'Avanton
5 Charles de Bonrepos (brother of Francois, Doyne of Notre Dame Cathedral)
+ Blanche d'Aultric de Vingtville; record proves her son was Alexandre de Bonrepos (her father Gaspard’s 19th-great grandmother was Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou, the daughter of Fulk II, Count of Anjou)
6 Rev. Alexandre de Bonrepos
+ Margaret ("Angevin"? some speculate)
7 Elie de Bonrepos 1652-1717
+ Esther ("Angevin"?)d. 1705-10
8 Marguerite de Bonrepos
+ Pierre Angevine

Family links: 
  Allen S. Angevine (1810 - 1898)
  Maria Harriet Warren Angevine (1817 - 1889)
  Missouri Jane Mayhew Angevine (1835 - 1874)
  Mary Louisa Angevine (1860 - 1878)*
  Harriette Josephine Angevine Weir (1864 - 1936)*
  Lena Clarke Angevine Warner (1867 - 1948)*
  Alan James Angevine (1870 - 1901)*
  Warren Ione Angevine Cole (1872 - 1948)*
  Saxton Smith Angevine (1835 - 1878)
  Franklin T. Angevine (1838 - 1913)*
  P. Clark Angevine (1840 - 1859)*
  Warren T Angevine (1845 - ____)*
  Allen S. Angevine (1851 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Yellow Fever Cemetery
Grenada County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Mayhew plot
Created by: Ray
Record added: Jul 06, 2011
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Capt Saxton Smith Angevine
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Capt Saxton Smith Angevine
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Capt Saxton Smith Angevine
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