Dudley Avery

Dudley Avery

Birth
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 11 Jan 1917 (aged 74)
Avery Island, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Iberia Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 112891845 · View Source
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Businessman, politician. Born, Baton Rouge, September 20, 1842, eldest son of Daniel Dudley Avery and Sarah Craig Marsh. Education, local schools, attended Princeton University. Civil War: enlisted 1861, served with Fourth Louisiana Infantry; elected lieutenant, 18th Louisiana Regiment. Wounded, Battle of Shiloh. Took part in all engagements of Red River Campaign. Married, March 23, 1865, Mary Louise Richardson, daughter of Daniel DuBose and Mary Alexander Richardson of Bayside Plantation near Jeanerette, La. Children: Daniel Dudley, Kate Richardson, John Leeds, and Dudley, Jr. After war engaged in planting and salt production on Avery Island. Organized the first militia company outside of New Orleans after Civil War, The Iberia Guards. Served in the state senate in the 1890s. Charter member, UCV Camp 1788, New Iberia. Died, January 11, 1917; interred Avery Island. G.R.C.

--Dictionary of Louisiana Biography [Online, accessed 4 July 2013]



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 112891845
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dudley Avery (20 Sep 1842–11 Jan 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112891845, citing Avery Island Cemetery, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Avery Island Archives (contributor 48167285) .