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Edmond Boudreaux (#47212104)
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Bio Photo Edmond Boudreaux born in 1949 to Edmond Boudreaux Sr. and Nita Mae Thomas. He is a 1967 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was an AT&T service technician from 1973 until 2010, when he retired. He is the administrative vice-president of the Mississippi Coast Historical and Genealogical Society; past president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Archaeological Association; an acquisition committee member of the Ohr/O'Keefe Museum of Art; an advisory board member of the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum; a member of the Community Advisory Committee Mississippi State Historical Museum; and a French colonial re-enactor since 1992. He is a writer of the Time Traveler article for the Biloxi/D'Iberville Press Newspaper. He was awarded the Calvin Brown Award and the Mississippi Governor Commendation for archaeology in 1992. He was the City of Biloxi's Historian of the Year in 1993. On October 27, 2011 the Mississippi Department of Archives & History presented him with a Resolution of Commendation for his leadership in historical causes, his work in support of MDAH programs and his scholarship on the history of the Gulf Coast.

The author of three books:
"The Seafood Capital of the World" 2011, The History Press, Charleston, SC
"Legends and Lore of the Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast" 2013, The History Press, Charleston, SC
Lost Biloxi, 2015 The History Press, Charleston SC
Co-Author with Dr. Val Husley, Ph.D.: Historic Biloxi Queen of the Watering Holes, 2013, The Donning Company Publishers.

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Love in Family
Lena Martino
Dear Sir, thank you for the edit, if you would like to maintain this or other memorials I have created please don't hesitate to ask.... Love in Family, Bren
Added by Love in Family on Nov 17, 2015 5:04 AM
Harold Jayroe
RE: Photo of James S. Jayroe
I have records noted somewhere that a Nancy Jayroe died in 1827 and she was the wife of Peter Jayroe. This information was recorded in the Georgetown Gazette and the Charleston Gazette and listed her age as 24 which places her DOB about 1803. Apparently there were no children born to this marriage and I believe Eliza Jayroe may have been Peter's first born child to his unknown second wife who probably died before 1850 for Peter married Sarah Alford about or in 1850.

Will keep researching as long as time and health permits. I will be 76 on Oct. 12.
Kind regards, Harold
Added by Harold Jayroe on Sep 26, 2015 12:23 PM
Bobbie Mabry Graue
RE: Fr. Gerard Cleary
Edmond, I delete my memorial on Father Cleary, so its all yours.
Added by Bobbie Mabry Graue on Apr 21, 2015 2:45 PM
Lisacul Rosie
Fr Cleary

Hello again Edmond,

It appears someone has created a memorial earlier , the 10th, than your memorial the 14th.
As your memorial is correctly located in the right burial place and memorial 143581518 is not, yours should be considered the original.
Take a screenshot of both and save to your computer to avoid issues if the other memorial manager corrects the burial location and tries to have yours removed.
You can either contact admin to have them merged or contact the other manager and ask them to remove it and identify the error they have made (possibly not the best course of action).
Anyway what ever happens your copies of the two should in principal identify yours as the original as you have the correct burial location.
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Apr 20, 2015 5:57 PM
Lisacul Rosie

Hello Edmond,

The burial location is St Mary's Church, Ballygar rather than the cemetery to its rear which is regarded as separate from the Church grounds. I have added a cemetery page for the Church grounds -
St. Mary’s Church, Ballygar, and would ask you kindly to transfer the memorial. Further the icon you have for the picture is a grave which should be person.

Added by Lisacul Rosie on Mar 14, 2015 6:37 AM
Bobbie Mabry Graue
RE: Craig Frank Mathis Find A Grave Memorial# 141468420
I just made the transfer to you for Craig. My condolence for the loss of your friend. My husband is retired military and I try to add the vets obits at Biloxi.
Added by Bobbie Mabry Graue on Jan 18, 2015 8:44 AM
Harold Jayroe
RE: Photo of James S. Jayroe
Thanks Edmond for sending a copy of the Jayroe photo. It is the one I have also. Yes, the one I got from Aunt Sulie to make copies appeared to have been tinted also and it does appear to be a drawing to a great extent.
My daddy always said the bible belonged to James Smart Jayroe and in fact his name and date of birth is the first entry. The bible was printed in Philadelphia in 1860 so James Smart acquired the Bible probably as a young man.
If you go to my Facebook page I have made some copies of a few of the pages under the album the Jayroe Family Bible. The images are not very clear and I actually overwrote some pages and typed the entries of a page or two.
At some point after James Smart died, Aunt Mae got the bible and entered the births of her children. I made a copy of this page. The reason I posted these to Facebook was that Helen Hickson Jackson wanted me to make some copies.
Before Aunt Mae died she passed the Bible on to my father as she thought it should remain in the Jayroe Family.
If you come through Columbia and have time to stop by, give me a call at 803-736-4602. Would love to meet and chat with you.
Regards, Harold
Added by Harold Jayroe on Nov 18, 2014 7:19 PM
Harold Jayroe
RE: Photo of James S. Jayroe
Thanks for getting back to me so soon, Edmond. Yes Inhave the Jayroe Bible but it has deteriorated much over the years, I am trying to preserve it as best I can.
Nancy Jayroe I believe was the first wife of Peter S. Jayroe. She did die in 1827,apparently without any surviving children. Peter then married his second wife (name unknown to me). She bore Peter the majority of his children. They were married prior to 1830 as Eliza Jayroe Rogers was their first child and it appears that Gabriel Manigault Jayroe, born in 1849 was their last child together. She may have died at that birth or soon thereafter as the 1850 Census records Peter marrying Sarah Alford about 1850. From their union came three children, as I have it, namely, Emma, James Smart, and Sarah Josephine. I have found no records on Emma, but Sarah Josephine was married to a Mr. King whose death preceded hers by many years. Sarah Josephine Jayroe King died at the residence of her daughter, Emma King Wise, in Florence, SC in 1929. I have found an obituary of her death online at the Florence Morning Herald. It mentions that she grew up on a large rice plantation in Georgetown County and was one of 14 children born to her parents (0f course, but born to two different wives).

When I served as an Associate Minister at Central Methodist Church in Florence (1965-66l, I visited with Cousin Emma Wise at her home (her mother died there) and she heard me preach a few sermons. I wish now I had had the presence of mind to ask her many questions about those old days. Aunt Mae and she were very close, according to her, and she wrote the obituary on James Smart Jayroe published in the S C Methodist Advocate in 1911.

By the way, I am only 10 years older than you; I was born Oct. 12, 1939, and I am the youngest son of five of William Henry (Buddy) Jayroe. And the biggest discovery I have made on the Jayroe Family was finding posts in the Pee Dee Times on the estate of the late Peter S. Jayroe. They were posted in late 1857 and early 1858, so I assume that Peter died sometime in 1857. His widow, Sarah Alford Jayroe, later married Noah William Michau around 1863 and they had a daughter, Susannah, who married James Nesmith.

Well, this is getting too lengthy, so I will come to an end.

Cheers, Harold
Added by Harold Jayroe on Nov 17, 2014 3:33 PM
Harold Jayroe
Photo of James S. Jayroe
Hey, Edmond,
This is your mother's first cousin, Harold Jayroe. Just wanted to comment on the good job you did on cropping the photo of James Smart Jayroe. Many years ago, probably in the late sixties, I borrowed a framed original from Aunt Sulie Jayroe Gladson and had copies made here at a studio in Columbia, SC.
I was wondering if you also had a copy of an original and how you knew the child was James Marvin Jayroe. Aunt Sulie, as I recall, thought the child may have been Lenorah Mercer Jayroe. You could be right if this information came down from your grandmother Mae Jayroe Thomas, as she was the oldest daughter after the death of Edith Betts Jayroe.
Your posted biographical information on yourself is quite impressive. I love history and genealogical research on my ancestors also but most of my research thus far has been confined to, the South Caroliniana Library at USC here in Columbia, the South Carolina Dept. Of Archives and History, and the online Geogprgetown County Digital Library. Just for the record, I have not figured out who was the father and mother of Peter S. Jayroe. I think he was the grandson of our Peter Jayroe of the Revolution. Also, there was a George Jayroe listed as a family head in the 1800 Census for Ggtn. District who was between ages 26 & 44. He may have been the father of the George Jayroe who died in Pike County, Alabama in 1846. I had previously thought his father was the first Peter Jayroe. Anyway, I keep revising my findings. Finally, do you have any idea on the mother of Peter S. Jayroe's children born before 1850?
Cousin Harold Jayroe

Added by Harold Jayroe on Nov 16, 2014 10:26 PM
Linda Ellis
Walter Quave
Thanks for the article on Walter's burial. I added it and gave you credit.
Added by Linda Ellis on Apr 03, 2014 5:54 PM
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