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Unknown User Great, g. grandfather Thomas Houston Bussell was a blockade runner during the Civil War. He was born about 1830 in Tennessee. He married Angievine Andrews, d/o Churchill Andrews and Abagail Johnson of Tennessee and Holly Spring, Ms. Houston Bussell died either during the Siege of Vicksburg as a blockade runner as told by family historian Evelyn Straughan or in the Red River campaign as related by his son Wm. Blount Busselle. The captain of the ship Houston Bussell was on towed many women and children to shore on a raft before he died of exhaustion after the Yankees' cannon hit the ship. Houston Bussell drowned. His wife didn't know about his death until someone who knew of the circumstances told her. This family mystery hasn't ever been solved.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Bussell
Unknown User My great grandfather Carroll M. Sanders was born in 1862 in Calcasieu Parish, La. I searched for his parents for years before I found out on the census of 1870 that he was an orphan, at least by the age of 8, living in the household of a William & Minerva Perkins in Calcasieu Parish, La. by 1870. His brother, Thomas, age 20 was working for another Perkins family, and two others siblings, Mary, age 12, and Joseph were living in the household with him. His parents, Celia Morgan and William Sanders, of Washington Parish, La. were in the census of 1840 and 1850 in Washington Parish but by the census of 1860 were in Calcasieu Parish. They obviously died between 1860 and 1862. What happened to his parents and older siblings has always remained a mystery since the Courthouse burned in Calcasieu Parish. Carroll was happily married to Judith Alice Cagle, but she died at the age of 34 yrs., 7 months, and a poignant epitaph on her tombstone at the Sugartown Baptist Church Cemetery in Sugartown, La. gives evidence of his love and feeling of loss for her. Carroll's three daughters, Avis Annette Sanders O'Quinn, Janie S. Shaw, and Verda S. Malone all moved to Texas when they were young adults. Grandfather Carroll Sanders was left with one son, Walter, to rely upon in his old age. He had such a tragic life.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Sanders
Unknown User Angievine Andrews Bussell d/o Churchill Andrws and Abagail Johnson left Holly Springs, Ms. with her 3 year old son Samuel, and pregnant with twins, and her mother Abagail Johnson Andrews & probably her father Churchill Andrews. The Confederate Calvary under Van Dorn attacked a Yankee munitions depot there. They went to Shreveport, La. to Angievine's sister married to a Jordan. From there, it is thought her father died on this flight, she and her mother fled to Nibblett's Bluff, La. where her twin sons, Rufus Otto and Wm. Blount Bussell were born. Niblett's Bluff was the center for the Civil War blockade runners; her husband, Thomas Houston Bussell, was one and died either during the Red River Campaign or the Vicksburg Siege. Her twin sons were named for her two brothers who died at Shiloh along with a 1st cousin and uncle. She and her mother went to Hardin & Tyler Co., Texas where Angievine's brother, Samuel, was in Hood's Brigade. She died in 1904 and is buried at Warren, Texas. She remarried Harmon Perryman. One twin son, Rufus Otto Bussell died in 1916; the other son, Wm. Blount Busselle died in 1956. She had such a tragic life.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Andrews