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Martha Goodwyn Raines Lesueur
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1824
Death: Oct. 21, 1873

Daughter of John Goodwyn Raines and Mary Smith "Polly" Bryan, Upson Co., GA

Wife of Drury Mims LeSueur (II), C.S.A.

Drury Mims and Martha Goodwin (Raines) LeSueur's children were ...

1. Benjamin Preston LeSueur, C.S.A. (m. 1st., Annie Elizabeth Curry; 2nd., Catherine Olivia Ingram and 3rd., Julia Ingram)
2. Mary Susan LeSueur (m. Bland Wallis, Jr., C.S.A.)
3. Sarah LeSueur (m. unk. Booth)
4. Martha Goodwyn LeSueur(m. John Wallis)
5. Emeline Louise "Emma" LeSueur (m. Carter Webster Morgan)
6. John Jordan LeSueur(m. 1st., Frances McKibbon and 2nd., Amanda Itura High)
7. Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" LeSueur (m. John M. Slappey)
8. Thomas Raines LeSueur (m. 1st. Lelia Speer and 2nd., Ann "Annie" McKee)
9. Lemyrd M. LeSueur

This is a story that was told by Emily Cecil LeSueur, the granddaughter of Drury Mims and Martha Goodwyn (Raines) LeSueur.

"Drury was 30 years old and quite a sport around the town and was known to drink." Martha was 15 years old going to a girls school probably in Forsyth, Georgia. Drury met Martha and let it be known she was the girl he was going to marry. There was opposition from the Raines family but Drury made his plans and slipped Martha out of the school at night. How they managed the marriage license is not known.

The LeSueur family lived in Monroe County and the Raines Family in Upson County. The young couple lived on a farm in Monroe County. Drury was said to be a loveable reprobate. Hard times came upon them, but a good family resulted from the marriage.

In the 1840 census, Monroe County, they had one female under five years. By the 1850 Census they had moved to Randolph County and had five children. Martha's father had died in 1846 and she inherited over 1000 acres of land in Randolph County where, in 1857, Drury M. was made Trustee of his wife Martha.

In February 1857, Drury M. had mortgaged two lots (405 acres) and could not pay off the mortgage and the lots were sold at Public Auction. The description states "two lots" of land including the mills and all the improvements."

After losing these two lots where they lived, they moved to another location ... Martha had inherited described as lots 28 and 49. Then in November 1863, Drury M. LeSueur as Trustee asked permission of the Court to sell these lots because they were to remote for schools and more open land than can be cultivated by petitioner. The Court gave permission to sell.

Before they left the farm, Drury M. had served in the Confederate Army and was discharged because of medical reasons.

Having been a mill operator, they moved to Lee County, near Smithville, and operated a mill for John Jordan. They loved there when Martha died.

Drury M.'s son John Jordan, who lived in Chambers County, Alabama, went to Smithville and moved his father to Opelika to live with his oldest son, Benjamin Preston LeSueur.


Emily Cecil LeSueur was the daughter of Benjamin Preston (C.S.A) and Catherine Olivia (Ingram) LeSueur. She married William Thomas Holstun and their son, William LeSueur "Bill" Holstun, Sr. (Memphis, TN), contributed his mother's story.

Family links: 
  John Goodwyn Raines (1791 - 1846)
  Mary Smith Bryan Howe (1800 - 1873)
  Drury Mims LeSueur (1810 - 1886)*
  Benjamin Preston LeSueur (1841 - 1915)*
  Mary Susan LeSueur Wallis (1843 - ____)*
  Martha Goodwyn LeSueur Wallis (1847 - 1930)*
  Emeline Louise LeSueur Morgan (1849 - 1921)*
  John Jordan LeSueur (1852 - 1919)*
  Frances Elizabeth LeSueur Slappey (1856 - 1933)*
  Thomas Raines LeSueur (1859 - 1930)*
  Thomas Abercrombie Raines (1819 - 1888)*
  Sarah Ann Raines Battle (1819 - 1844)*
  Edith Bryan Raines McClendon (1822 - 1854)*
  Martha Goodwyn Raines Lesueur (1824 - 1873)
  Rebecca Elizabeth Raines McClendon (1831 - 1853)*
  Mary Jane Raines (1833 - 1844)*
  Margaret Cadwell Raines McCrary (1836 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship
Buena Vista City Cemetery
Buena Vista
Marion County
Georgia, USA
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Originally Created by: Winnette
Record added: Jan 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33146875
Martha Goodwyn <i>Raines</i> Lesueur
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Martha Goodwyn <i>Raines</i> Lesueur
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