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Pvt Benjamin Preston LeSueur
Birth: Jan. 26, 1841
Monroe County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 25, 1915
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA

Benjamin Preston LeSueur served as a Pvt., July 3, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, VA on April 9, 1865.

Opelike Dailey News ~ May 24, 1915

The death of B. P. Lesuer, a well known citizen of this city, occured at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his home on first Avenue, between North 10th. and 11th Streets. The deaeased had been in ill health the past two years.

Mrs. Lesuer was 74 years old, born in Georgia, January 26, 1841, he had been a resident of this city the past 46 years, moving from south Georgia.

His marriage to Miss Julia F. Ingram occured in Chambers County on June 2, 1889. the deceased was engaged in railroad work most of his life and up to a few years ago when he retired from active duty. Mr. Lesuer was a member of the Methodist Church and the K. of P. lodge.

Surviving are his wife, one son R. D. Lesuer, three daughters, Mr. L. M. Jumper of Dawson, GA; Mrs. W. T. Holstun of Weaverly; Mrs. Tom W. Bell of Vincent, Ala; two brothers, J. J. Lesuer of Buffalo, Ala.; T. R. Lesuer of Notasulga; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Slappey of Atlanta; Mrs. John Wallace of Cusseta; mrs. Emma Morgan of Buffalo, Ala.

The deceased was a well known Confederate Veteran, member of Compnay I, 11th Georgia Regiment, Andersons Brigade, Longstreet Corps. He enlisted at Georgetown, June 1861 and was at the surrender April 1865 at Appomattox Court House VA. Mr. Lesuer was a member of Lee County Camp 261 U.C.V. at the time of his death.

The funeral will take place at 10:30 tomorrow morning from the home, Rev. A. P. McFerrin officiating. Internment will be at city cemetery. The following pallbearers are requested to meet at J. T. Fredericks' undertaking parlors at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning: C. M. Varner, J. A. Greene, E. J. Tucker, M. D. Morgan, S.R. Williams and E. E. Lowe.

The Confederate Veteran ~ B. P. LeSueur

Benjamin Preston LeSueur died at his home, in Opelika, AL and reared in Randolph Co., GA of his boyhood home and educated at Cuthbert, GA. He was of Virginia ancestry, the son of Drury M. LeSueur and Martha G. Raines, and was connected with some of the most prominent families of the State of Georgia.

In early life he engaged in railroad work and was grading a road through Georgetown when he answered his country's call. He enlisted as a Pvt. in June 1861, as a member of Company I, 11th Georgia Regiment, Volunteer Infantry of Anderson's Brigade, Longstreet's Corps and surrendered at Appromattox Courthouse on April 19, 1865. He served four years, braved the dangers of war, faced the shell and shot of many battles, and came through unschthed.

Returning to his chosen work, Mr. LeSueur gave fifty-three of his seventy-four years to active service. In 1869 or 1870 he went to Alabama and made the State his home. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Julia Ingram, one son, and three daughters, to whom he has left a priceless legacy - a pure and unsullied name.

Son of Drury Mims, II (C.S.A.) and Martha Goodwin (Raines) LeSueur

Married 1st., ...

Husband of Annie Eliza (Curry) LeSueur ~ married November 04, 1866

Benjamin Preston and Annie Elizabeth (Curry) LeSueur's chidren were ...

1. Mattie J. LeSueur (m. Loundes M. Jumper)
2. Eliza LeSueur

Married 2nd., ...

Husband of Catherine Olivia (Ingram) LeSueur ~ married February 15, 1872, Opelika, AL

Benjamin Preston and Catherine Olivia (Ingram) LeSueur's chidren were ...

1. Katie Preston LeSueur
2. Robert Drury "Bob" LeSueur (m. Lizzie Busbee)
3. Annie Laura Lesueur (m. Thomas Walker Bell, Sr.)
4. Paul Preston LeSueur
5. Emily Cecil LeSueur (m. William Thomas Holstun)

Married 3rd., ...

Husband of Julia F. (Ingram) LeSueur ~ married June 02, 1889, Chambers Co., AL

Benjamkin Prestong and Julia (Ingram) LeSueur's infant child is unknown

Catherine Olivia and Julia Ingram were sisters and their parents were Robert Ingram and Mary Emily Burson of Lee Co., AL.

I would like to thank Jim Morell for sponsoring Benjamin Preston LeSueur's memorial. His thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Drury Mims LeSueur (1810 - 1886)
  Martha Goodwyn Raines Lesueur (1824 - 1873)
 
 Spouses:
  Annie Eliza Curry LeSueur (1841 - 1870)
  Julia F. Ingram LeSueur (1852 - 1916)
  Catherine Olivia Ingram LeSueur (1850 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Infant LeSueur*
  Mattie Jumper LeSueur Bridges (1870 - 1945)*
  Kate Preston LeSueur (1873 - 1884)*
  Robert Drury LeSueur (1874 - 1949)*
  Annie Laura LeSueur Bell (1878 - 1960)*
  Emily Cecil LeSueur Holstun (1881 - 1969)*
  Paul Preston LeSueur (1885 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosemere Cemetery
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 32.63585, -85.38697
 
Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
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