Evelina S. Moore1,2

F, b. 1812, d. December 14, 1875
Last EditedFebruary 28, 2022
     Evelina S. Moore was born in 1812 at LA, USA.3,1,4 As of June 30, 1831,her married name was Prescott.5,6 She married William M. Prescott on June 30, 1831.7,8,6 As of January 3, 1861,her married name was Offutt.9,10 Evelina S. Moore married William Offutt, son of William Johnson Offutt and Lucy Glenn, on January 3, 1861 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.9,10 A contract for the marriage of Evelina S. Moore and William Offutt was signed on January 31, 1861 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.7 Evelina S. Offutt was listed in the 1870 census at 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of Lewis D. Prescott and Lucy Glenn Prescott on August 26, 1870.11 Evelina S. Moore died on December 14, 1875 at Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.1,4,12 She was buried at Magnolia Ridge Cemetery, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.1,4
Photo of tracing of grave marker for Evelina S. Moore Offutt
Photo taken by Debbie G. Morrogh

Family 1

William M. Prescott b. 10 Dec 1808
Child

Family 2

William Offutt b. 14 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jan 1876

Citations

  1. [S6857] St. Landry Cemeteries: Magnolia Ridge Cem., online http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Transcriptions/St.%20Landry/…, Information on Evaline S. Moore, wife of William Offutt, b. 1812, d, Dec 1875.
  2. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave memorial #127738246. Photo of grave marker. "EVELINA S. MOORE WIFE OF Wm/ OFFUTT BORN 1812 DIED DEC 1875".
  3. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 21 lists Evelina S. Offutt, age 57 born in LA.
  4. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave memorial #127738246. Photo of grave marker. "EVELINA S. MOORE WIFE OF Wm/ OFFUTT BORN 1812 DIED DEC 1875."
  5. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Donations: Volume 2, pg. 263. Suggested date of marriage was January 7, 1861. Removed that date based on the St. Landry Parish Marriage Record clearly showing that the date of marriage was January 3, 1861.
  6. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Z3-C5Z : 14 January 2020), William M. Prescott, 1831. Name: William M. Prescott. Sex: Male. Spouse's Name: Evelina Simphorose Moore. Spouse's Sex: Female. Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1831. Marriage Place: Louisiana, United States. Reference:     Volume 3.
  7. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Donations: Volume 2, pg. 263.
  8. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #2.
  9. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #2. This record suggested a date of January 7, 1861. I removed that date based on the St. Landry Parish Marriage Record clearly showing January 3, 1861 as the date.
  10. [S6867] St. Landry Parish LA Marr. Rcd. Bk. C; 1855 - 1866: St. Landry Parish Louisiana Marriage Record Book C; 1855 - 1866 page 265. Marriage Record 2143; Marriage of William Offutt and Mrs. Evelina S. Moore. Marriage authorized January 3, 1861; Marriage performed January 3, 1861 by Rev. G. Raymond. Witnesses were Geo. Ulrich, John Posey and M. F. Leigh.
  11. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of Lewis D. Prescott. Line 12 lists Lewis D., age 33. Line 13 lists L.G., age 22. Line 14 lists John M., age 3. Line 15 lists Elizabeth, age 1. Line 16 lists Willis, age 30. Line 17 lists Wm. Marshall, age 20. Line 18 lists Adelaide, age 25. Line 19 lists Mary, age 23. Line 20 lists William Offutt, age 63. Line 21 lists Evelina L. Offutt, age 57. Line 22 lists Eleanor A. Offutt, age 23. Line 23 lists M. Celeste Offutt, age 20. Line 24 lists Mary E. Offutt, age 15. All listed as born in LA.
  12. [S6865] The Opelousas Courier, December 18, 1875, Pg. 1, Printed in the Saturday, December 18, 1875 edition of the The Opelousas Courier on page 1. "Died - In Washington, La., on the 14th, Mrs. Evelina S. Moore, wife of Col. Wm. Offutt, aged 62 years and 9 months."
  13. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HST8-35W2 : 14 January 2020), William M. Prescott in entry for Lewis D. Prescott, 1866. Name: Lewis D. Prescott. Sex: Male. Father's Name: William M. Prescott. Father's Sex: Male. Mother's Name: Evelina Moor. Mother's Sex: Female. Spouse's Name: Lucy G. Offutt. Spouse's Sex: Female. Spouse's Father's Name: William Offutt. Spouse's Father's Sex: Male. Spouse's Mother's Name: Eliza M. Posey. Marriage Date: 9 May 1866. Marriage Place: Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. Source Details: R.H. Bk8p. Reference: Volume 8.

William M. Prescott1

M, b. December 10, 1808
Last EditedFebruary 28, 2022
     William M. Prescott was born on December 10, 1808.2 He married Evelina S. Moore on June 30, 1831.1,3,4 William M. Prescott died on December 5, 1854 at age 45.2 He was buried at Magnolia Ridge Cemetery, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.2
Photo of tracing of grave marker for William M. Prescott
Photo taken by Debbie G. Morrogh

Family

Evelina S. Moore b. 1812, d. 14 Dec 1875
Child

Citations

  1. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Donations: Volume 2, pg. 263.
  2. [S6857] St. Landry Cemeteries: Magnolia Ridge Cem., online http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Transcriptions/St.%20Landry/…, Information on William M. Prescott, b. Dec. 10, 1808, d. Dec. 5, 1854.
  3. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #2.
  4. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Z3-C5Z : 14 January 2020), William M. Prescott, 1831. Name: William M. Prescott. Sex: Male. Spouse's Name: Evelina Simphorose Moore. Spouse's Sex: Female. Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1831. Marriage Place: Louisiana, United States. Reference:     Volume 3.
  5. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HST8-35W2 : 14 January 2020), William M. Prescott in entry for Lewis D. Prescott, 1866. Name: Lewis D. Prescott. Sex: Male. Father's Name: William M. Prescott. Father's Sex: Male. Mother's Name: Evelina Moor. Mother's Sex: Female. Spouse's Name: Lucy G. Offutt. Spouse's Sex: Female. Spouse's Father's Name: William Offutt. Spouse's Father's Sex: Male. Spouse's Mother's Name: Eliza M. Posey. Marriage Date: 9 May 1866. Marriage Place: Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. Source Details: R.H. Bk8p. Reference: Volume 8.

Louisiana Wellemina Offut1

F, b. April 18, 1836, d. September 21, 1837
FatherNathaniel Offutt1 b. c 1803, d. 11 Sep 1862
MotherAnne Theresa Hardy1 b. c 31 Aug 1803, d. 20 Feb 1884
Last EditedJuly 2, 2007
     Louisiana Wellemina Offut was born on April 18, 1836.1 As of April 18, 1836, Louisiana Wellemina Offut was also known as Louisianna Willielmine.1 She died on September 21, 1837 at age 1.2

Citations

  1. [S267] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch. Marr. Rcds", Volume 4, pg. 14.
  2. [S267] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch. Marr. Rcds", Volume 1, pg. 44.

Mary Olivia Offut1

F, b. March 11, 1834, d. August 10, 1840
FatherNathaniel Offutt1 b. c 1803, d. 11 Sep 1862
MotherAnne Theresa Hardy1 b. c 31 Aug 1803, d. 20 Feb 1884
Last EditedJuly 2, 2007
     Mary Olivia Offut was born on March 11, 1834.1 She died on August 10, 1840 at age 6.2

Citations

  1. [S267] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch. Marr. Rcds", Volume 1, pg. 114.
  2. [S267] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch. Marr. Rcds", Volume 1, pg. 52.

Marie Ophelia Offutt1

F, b. July 30, 1832
FatherNathaniel Offutt2 b. c 1803, d. 11 Sep 1862
MotherAnne Theresa Hardy2 b. c 31 Aug 1803, d. 20 Feb 1884
Last EditedAugust 26, 2021
     Marie Ophelia Offutt was born on July 30, 1832 at LA, USA.2,3,4 She was listed in the 1850 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of Nathaniel Offutt and Anne Theresa Offutt on September 28, 1850.5 Marie Ophelia Offutt was listed in the 1860 census at Bayou Chene, St. Martin Parish, LA, USA, in the household of Nathaniel Offutt and Anne Theresa Offutt on July 17, 1860.6 Marie Ophelia Offutt and Mary Ophelia Offutt May be same person on August 26, 2021.

Citations

  1. [S267] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch. Marr. Rcds", Volume 1, pg. 101. Lists her as Marie Ophelia Offut.
  2. [S267] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Ch. Marr. Rcds", Volume 1, pg. 101.
  3. [S624] Sep 28, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of Nathaniel Offutt. Line 3 lists Ophelia, age 17 born in LA.
  4. [S595] July 17, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; Bayou Chene, St. Martin Parish, LA, Household of Nath Offitt. Line 38 lists Ophelia Offitt age 22, born ? Date removed based on other information.
  5. [S624] Sep 28, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 1 lists Nathaniel Offutt, age 47, born in GA as a planter. Line 2 lists Ann, age 42 born in MD. Line 3 lists Ophelia, age 17 born in LA. Line 4 lists Nathaniel Jr., age 11, born in LA. Line 5 lists Anna, age 8, born in LA.
  6. [S595] July 17, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; Bayou Chene, St. Martin Parish, LA, Line 36 lists Nathl Offitt, age 55, born in ?. Line 37 lists a female Offitt, age 50, born ? Line 38 lists Ophelia Offitt age 22, born ? Line 39 lists Anna Offitt age 18, born ? Line 40 lists Nathal Offitt age 19, born ?

Eliza Marie Posey1,2

F, b. September 5, 1815, d. December 4, 1859
Last EditedFebruary 15, 2023
     Eliza Marie Posey was born on September 5, 1815 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.3,4,5 She and William Offutt obtained a marriage license on January 25, 1834.6 As of January 30, 1834,her married name was Offutt.7 As of January 30, 1834, Eliza Marie Posey was also known as Eliza Lapey.8 She married William Offutt, son of William Johnson Offutt and Lucy Glenn, on January 30, 1834 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.7 Eliza Marie Posey was donated a slave by Anne Offut on September 29, 1836 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA; donates slave to Eliza Posey Offutt.9 Eliza Marie Offutt and William Offutt appeared on the Federal Census of November 17, 1850 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.10 Eliza Marie Posey died on December 4, 1859 at age 44.3 She was buried after December 4, 1859 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.3
Grave marker for Eliza Marie Posey Offutt
Photo taken by Cecil Dupre

Family

William Offutt b. 14 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jan 1876
Children

Citations

  1. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Marriage #14.
  2. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave Memorial# 103942959. Photo of grave marker.
  3. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave Memorial# 103942959. Buried in Section 9. Photo of grave marker. "Sacred to the memory of ELIZA MARIA POSEY Wife of William Offutt Born 5 September 1815 Died 4 December 1859.
  4. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Household of William Offutt. Line 36 lists Eliza, age 35, born in LA.
  5. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWGN-3GZ : accessed 12 Aug 2014), Elizabeth Marie Posey, 05 Sep 1815; citing Opelousas, Saint Landry, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 6010599.
  6. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #14. Offut, William m. 25 Jan 1834 Eliza Posey.
  7. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume 2, pg. 54.
  8. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume 2, pg. 54. Offut, William of Concordia Parish, La. 25 years old (William & Lucy Gleen) m. 30 Jan 1834 Elisa Lapey, 18 yrs. old.
  9. [S482] Family History Library Microfilm #1412749, Item 3, Notarial Records, St. Landry Parish, LA.
  10. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Line 35 lists William Offutt, age 42. Line 36 lists Eliza, age 35. Line 37 lists Constance, age 16. Line 38 lists Lucy, age 4. Line 39 lists Alprida (?), age 6. Line 40 lists Celeste, age 3/12. Line 41 lists John, age 7. All listed as being born in LA.
  11. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Listed as age 16 born in LA.
  12. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave Memorial #103943013. Buried in Section 9, Tomb #1447. Photo of grave marker. "SACRED to the memory of ANNA MARIA daughter of WILLIAM & ELIZA OFFUTT died Sept. 22nd 1841 aged 3 years 7 months & 11 days".
  13. [S627] N. Wayne Cosby, "LA Offutt information," e-mail to David Offutt, Jan. 20, 1997.
  14. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Listed as age 6 born in LA.
  15. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #7701. Eleonor A. Offutt marries 10 Feb 1874 Willis Prescott.
  16. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #213. Offut, Lucie (William & Eliza M. Posey) m. 9 May 1856 Lewis Prescott.
  17. [S3601] State Times Advocate, March 1, 1929, Pg. 16, Obituary states that she was the daughter of Col. William Offutt and Eliza Marie Posey.
  18. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Volume 4, pg. 372.
  19. [S7174] The Opelousas Herald, November 29, 1938, Pg. 1, Printed in the Tuesday, November 29, 1938 edition of The Opelousas Herald on page 1. "Famous Daughter of Army Leader Claimed by Death - Mrs. Mary Edmonia Offutt Cobbs, 83, Buried in Lynchburg, Va. - Mrs. John H. Cobbs - Mrs. Mary Edmonia Offutt Cobbs, 83, widow of John H. Cobbs, died early this morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Jones, 301 Harrison street, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the family lot in Spring Hill cemetery. Mrs. Cobbs was widely known in Lynchburg, where she had spent the greater part of her life, and was closely connected with the work of Holy Cross church. She was a Gold Star Mother, her son, First Sergeant William Offutt Cobbs, Company L, 116th Infantry, having made the supreme sacrifice in the Argonne, in the World War. Surviving members of her family, are two children, Mrs. Jesse L. Jones of Lynchburg and James Madison Cobbs of New York City, and four grandchildren. Miss Eleanor Jones, Miss Josephine Jones, Miss Elise Offutt Cobbs and James Madison Cobbs, Jr. Born March 6, 1855, in Washington, La., Mrs. Cobbs was prominently connected throughout that state. She was the youngest daughter of Col. William Offutt. C. S. A., and Mrs. Eliza Maria Posey Offutt. Her paternal, grandfather was Dr. William Johnson Offutt, early settler and large landholder of Louisiana. On her mother's side, she was descended from Gen. Thomas Posey, officer of the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and later senator from Louisiana. Mrs. Cobbs' husband, for many years in business in Lynchburg, was one of the youngest soldiers in the Confederate States Army. He died April 24, 1929. - Lynchburg, Va., Press." Date suggested removed based on Funeral Home records and Find A Grave memorial that had a picture of the grave marker.
  20. [S7178] Mrs. Mary Edmonia O. Cobbs, Cert. of Death; Commonwealth of VA, Certificate of Death for Mrs. Mary Edmonia O. Cobbs. Female, White, Widowed. Died November 4, 1938 at the residence, 301 Harrison St., Lynchburg, VA. She was the wife of John Henry Cobbs. Born Mar 6, 1855 in Washington, DC. Age 83 years 7 months and 28 days. Father Col Wm. Offutt, born in Louisiana. Maiden name of Mother Liza Maria Posey, born in Louisiana. Informant Mrs. E. B. Ferrell. Buried Sp Hill, Lynchburgh, VA November 5, 1938. Place of birth not entered based on other evidence.

Dr. William Johnson Offutt Jr

M, b. February 18, 1837, d. October 14, 1895
FatherWilliam Offutt b. 14 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jan 1876
MotherEliza Marie Posey b. 5 Sep 1815, d. 4 Dec 1859
Last EditedMarch 23, 2022
     Dr. William Johnson Offutt Jr was born on February 18, 1837 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was listed in the 1860 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of William Offutt on November 1, 1860.7 Dr. William Johnson Offutt Jr was a a doctor before June 23, 1861 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.8 He lived before June 23, 1861 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.8 He began military service on June 23, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA, USA, when he enlisted with Company F as a Private, 8th Louisiana Infantry, Confederate States of America.9,10,11,12 He was appointed 2nd Sergeant on April 24, 1862 at 8th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Company F.13,14 He ended military service on October 15, 1862 at 8th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Company F, when he provided a substitute.15 He appeared on the Federal Census of August 26, 1870 at 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.16 He died on October 14, 1895 at Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, at age 58.17,3,18 He was buried at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.19,20
Grave marker for Dr. W. J. Offutt
Photo taken by Cecil Dupre
Grave marker for Dr. W. J. Offutt, shows additional detail regarding plot
Photo taken by Cecil Dupre
His estate was probated on October 19, 1895 at District Court, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.21 He there is also a W. J. Offutt listed in the 8th LA Calvary, Company C as a private from DeSoto Parish, LA on March 5, 2001.22

Citations

  1. [S486] Web Site, online unknown url, Confederate Graves Registry Public Interface at http://cgr.scv.org/. Offutt, Dr. William J. born Feb 8, 1837; died Oct 14, 1895. Served In Co. F, 8th Louisiana Infantry. Removed that date based on photos of the grave marker.
  2. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of William "Offatt". Line 27 lists William Offatt, age 23, born in LA.
  3. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave Memorial# 43617880. Photo of grave marker.
  4. [S2785] William J. Offutt, 8th LA Inf., Co. F; Service Rcds, Film M320; Roll 196, Page 10 of record states that he was 22 when he enlisted, and was born in LA. Removed date suggested (circa 1839) based on Census information and photo of grave marker showing date of birth was in 1837.
  5. [S350] Ancestry Inc., online www.ancestry.com, Offutt Surname Forum. Message states that the record is: William Johnson Offutt (son of William Offutt & Eilza Posey) born Feb. 18, 1837. List paternal grandparents as: William Johnson Offutt & Lucie Glenn. Maternal Grandparents: Lloowd (Lloyd) Posey, deceased & Helen Collins. Church Volume 4 page 47.
  6. [S3936] The Daily Picayune, October 15, 1895, Pg. 2, Printed in the Tuesday, October 15, 1895 edition of The Daily Picayune on page 2. Dateline Washington, LA. October 14, 1895. Stated that the deceased was a native of this parish and that he was 58 years old.
  7. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 26 lists William Offatt, age 52. Line 27 lists William Offatt, age 23. Line 28 lists Frank Offutt, age 21. Line 29 lists John Offatt, age 17. Line 30 lists Constance Offatt, age 25. Line 31 lists Ellen Offatt, age 15. Line 32 lists Lucy Offatt, age 13. Line 33 lists Celeste Offatt, age 9. Line 34 lists Mary Offatt, age 5. All are listed as being born in LA.
  8. [S2785] William J. Offutt, 8th LA Inf., Co. F; Service Rcds, Film M320; Roll 196, Page 10 of record states that he was a doctor, and that his residence was here.
  9. [S2785] William J. Offutt, 8th LA Inf., Co. F; Service Rcds, Film M320; Roll 196, Page 11 of record states that he enlisted at this date and place.
  10. [S3345] William Henry Perrin, S. West Bio. and Hist., Page 58. Lists members of the Opelousas Guards, among them is 3rd Sgt. John P. Offutt and Private Wm. J. Offutt.
  11. [S350] Ancestry Inc., online www.ancestry.com, Confederate Soldiers of Louisiana, Volume 3, page 18. Lists the record of William J. Offutt, a private in Company F, 8th LA Infantry. Record was copied from information at Memorial Hall, New Orleans, LA by the War Department in Washington, DC in June of 1903.
  12. [S4799] James S. Ruby, Blue & Gray & the Civil War, Pg. 96, lists details of William Offutt's service.
  13. [S2785] William J. Offutt, 8th LA Inf., Co. F; Service Rcds, Film M320; Roll 196, Page 11 of record states that he was promoted this date.
  14. [S3345] William Henry Perrin, S. West Bio. and Hist., Page 63. From a letter written by a Lt. John Taylor dated August 2, 1862 that was subsequently published in the Opelousas Courier September 27, 1862; details about the members of Co. F of the 8th LA and that Wm. J. Offutt a private had been made 2nd Sgt. after reorganization and that he was absent due to illness.
  15. [S2785] William J. Offutt, 8th LA Inf., Co. F; Service Rcds, Film M320; Roll 196, Page 11 of record states that he furnished a substitute and went home.
  16. [S1825] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Pg. 170, Dwelling # 1601 Family # 1624. Line 25 lists William J. Offutt, age 33 born in LA. No one else in the household.
  17. [S486] Web Site, online unknown url, Confederate Graves Registry Public Interface at http://cgr.scv.org/. Offutt, Dr. William J. born Feb 8, 1837; died Oct 14, 1895. Served In Co. F, 8th Louisiana Infantry.
  18. [S3936] The Daily Picayune, October 15, 1895, Pg. 2, Printed in the Tuesday, October 15, 1895 edition of The Daily Picayune on page 2. States that he died in Washington, LA on the 14th of October at the home of Mrs. Splane at 8 am.
  19. [S486] Web Site, online unknown url, http://www.lascv.com/o.htm. Offutt, Dr. William J. buried in LA-WW-03. Cemetery on Union St. This is described as Old St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery. However, Find A Grave has a photo of the grave marker, next to the tomb of his father in St. Landry Church Cemetery. I have removed the Old St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery location based on Find A Grave.
  20. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave Memorial #43617880. Buried in Section 9, Tomb #1449. Photo of grave marker. "DR. W. J. OFFUTT BORN FEB. 18, 1837 DIED OCT. 14, 1895".
  21. [S3250] Opelousas Courier, October 19, 1895, Pg. 1, Estate #5362, gives notice that an individual has applied to be the administator of the estate.
  22. [S486] Web Site, online unknown url, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/franklin/military/…. Web information listing those serving with the 8th when it surrendered May 26, 1865. Microcopy 320, Roll 25 & 26.

Lucy Glenn Offutt1,2,3

F, b. May 30, 1847, d. February 28, 1929
FatherWilliam Offutt1,4 b. 14 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jan 1876
MotherEliza Marie Posey1,4 b. 5 Sep 1815, d. 4 Dec 1859
Last EditedMarch 8, 2022
     Lucy Glenn Offutt was born on May 30, 1847 at Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.5,6,7,8,9 She was listed in the 1850 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of William Offutt and Eliza Marie Offutt on November 17, 1850.10 Lucy Glenn Offutt was listed in the 1860 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of William Offutt on November 1, 1860.11 Lucy Glenn Offutt and Lewis D. Prescott obtained a marriage license on May 8, 1866 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.12 As of May 9, 1866,her married name was Prescott.1,13 Lucy Glenn Offutt married Lewis D. Prescott, son of William M. Prescott and Evelina S. Moore, on May 9, 1866 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.14,13 Lucy Glenn Prescott and Lewis D. Prescott appeared on the Federal Census of August 26, 1870 at 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.15 Lucy Glenn Offutt died on February 28, 1929 at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, USA, at age 81.16,6 She was buried after February 28, 1929 at Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, USA.6
Grave marker for Lucy Glenn Offutt Prescott
Photo taken by Mary Agnes Hammett

Family

Lewis D. Prescott b. c 1836, d. 24 Jun 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #213. Offut, Lucie (William & Eliza M. Posey) m. 9 May 1856 Lewis Prescott.
  2. [S3601] State Times Advocate, March 1, 1929, Pg. 16, Obituary lists her as Mrs. Lucy Glenn Offutt Prescott.
  3. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #2970. Offutt, Lucy G. m. 8 May 1866 Lewis D. Prescott.
  4. [S3601] State Times Advocate, March 1, 1929, Pg. 16, Obituary states that she was the daughter of Col. William Offutt and Eliza Marie Posey.
  5. [S3601] State Times Advocate, March 1, 1929, Pg. 16, Obituary states that she was a native of St. Landry Parish and was born in the town of Washington in May 1847.
  6. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave Memorial #91013085. Photo of grave marker. "LUCY GLENN OFFUTT WIFE OF CAPT. L.D. PRESCOTT MAY 30, 1847-FEB.27, 1929 Mother thy memory shall ever be A guiding star to us."
  7. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Listed as age 4 born in LA. Date of birth suggested would be 1846. Removed that date based on grave marker photo.
  8. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of William "Offatt". Line 32 lists Lucy Offatt, age 13, born in LA.
  9. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 13 lists L. G. Prescott, age 22 born in LA. This would suggest a date either late in 1847 or in 1848. As the grave marker has 1847 I've removed this as a source for the date of birth.
  10. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Line 35 lists William Offutt, age 42. Line 36 lists Eliza, age 35. Line 37 lists Constance, age 16. Line 38 lists Lucy, age 4. Line 39 lists Alprida (?), age 6. Line 40 lists Celeste, age 3/12. Line 41 lists John, age 7. All listed as being born in LA.
  11. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 26 lists William Offatt, age 52. Line 27 lists William Offatt, age 23. Line 28 lists Frank Offutt, age 21. Line 29 lists John Offatt, age 17. Line 30 lists Constance Offatt, age 25. Line 31 lists Ellen Offatt, age 15. Line 32 lists Lucy Offatt, age 13. Line 33 lists Celeste Offatt, age 9. Line 34 lists Mary Offatt, age 5. All are listed as being born in LA.
  12. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #2970. Offutt, Lucy G. m. 8 May 1866 Lewis D. Prescott.
  13. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HST8-35W2 : 14 January 2020), William M. Prescott in entry for Lewis D. Prescott, 1866. Name: Lewis D. Prescott. Sex: Male. Father's Name: William M. Prescott. Father's Sex: Male. Mother's Name: Evelina Moor. Mother's Sex: Female. Spouse's Name: Lucy G. Offutt. Spouse's Sex: Female. Spouse's Father's Name: William Offutt. Spouse's Father's Sex: Male. Spouse's Mother's Name: Eliza M. Posey. Marriage Date: 9 May 1866. Marriage Place: Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. Source Details: R.H. Bk8p. Reference: Volume 8.
  14. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #213. Offut, Lucie (William & Eliza M. Posey) m. 9 May 1856 Lewis Prescott.
  15. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of Lewis D. Prescott. Line 12 lists Lewis D., age 33. Line 13 lists L.G., age 22. Line 14 lists John M., age 3. Line 15 lists Elizabeth, age 1. Line 16 lists Willis, age 30. Line 17 lists Wm. Marshall, age 20. Line 18 lists Adelaide, age 25. Line 19 lists Mary, age 23. Line 20 lists William Offutt, age 63. Line 21 lists Evelina L. Offutt, age 57. Line 22 lists Eleanor A. Offutt, age 23. Line 23 lists M. Celeste Offutt, age 20. Line 24 lists Mary E. Offutt, age 15. All listed as born in LA.
  16. [S3601] State Times Advocate, March 1, 1929, Pg. 16, Obituary states that she died the previous evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. Winder C. Dunbar, 567 Lakeland Drive.
  17. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 14 lists John M. Prescott, age 3 born in LA.
  18. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 15 lists Elizabeth Prescott, age 1 born in LA.

Lewis D. Prescott1,2

M, b. circa 1836, d. June 24, 1900
FatherWilliam M. Prescott3 b. 10 Dec 1808
MotherEvelina S. Moore3 b. 1812, d. 14 Dec 1875
Last EditedFebruary 28, 2022
     Lewis D. Prescott was born circa 1836 at LA, USA.4,5 He was a member of the military circa 1863, serving with; commanded Company A, 2nd Louisiana Calvary at the close of the Civil War.4 He and Lucy Glenn Offutt obtained a marriage license on May 8, 1866 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.6 Lewis D. Prescott married Lucy Glenn Offutt, daughter of William Offutt and Eliza Marie Posey, on May 9, 1866 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.7,3 Lewis D. Prescott and Lucy Glenn Prescott appeared on the Federal Census of August 26, 1870 at 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.8 Lewis D. Prescott died on June 24, 1900.4 He was buried after June 24, 1900 at Magnolia Ridge Cemetery, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.4

Family

Lucy Glenn Offutt b. 30 May 1847, d. 28 Feb 1929
Children

Citations

  1. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #213. Offut, Lucie (William & Eliza M. Posey) m. 9 May 1856 Lewis Prescott.
  2. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #2970. Offutt, Lucy G. m. 8 May 1866 Lewis D. Prescott.
  3. [S1670] FamilySearch Labs, online https://www.familysearch.org/, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HST8-35W2 : 14 January 2020), William M. Prescott in entry for Lewis D. Prescott, 1866. Name: Lewis D. Prescott. Sex: Male. Father's Name: William M. Prescott. Father's Sex: Male. Mother's Name: Evelina Moor. Mother's Sex: Female. Spouse's Name: Lucy G. Offutt. Spouse's Sex: Female. Spouse's Father's Name: William Offutt. Spouse's Father's Sex: Male. Spouse's Mother's Name: Eliza M. Posey. Marriage Date: 9 May 1866. Marriage Place: Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. Source Details: R.H. Bk8p. Reference: Volume 8.
  4. [S594] Gladys L. Sandefur, "Magnolia Ridge Cemetery", Pg. 10. Information on Capt. L. D. Prescott, died on the 24th of June 1900 in his 64th year of his age.
  5. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 12 lists Lewis D. Prescott, age 33 born in LA.
  6. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #2970. Offutt, Lucy G. m. 8 May 1866 Lewis D. Prescott.
  7. [S268] Rev. Donald J. Hebert, "St. Landry Cath Ch. Rcds", Volume D, #213. Offut, Lucie (William & Eliza M. Posey) m. 9 May 1856 Lewis Prescott.
  8. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of Lewis D. Prescott. Line 12 lists Lewis D., age 33. Line 13 lists L.G., age 22. Line 14 lists John M., age 3. Line 15 lists Elizabeth, age 1. Line 16 lists Willis, age 30. Line 17 lists Wm. Marshall, age 20. Line 18 lists Adelaide, age 25. Line 19 lists Mary, age 23. Line 20 lists William Offutt, age 63. Line 21 lists Evelina L. Offutt, age 57. Line 22 lists Eleanor A. Offutt, age 23. Line 23 lists M. Celeste Offutt, age 20. Line 24 lists Mary E. Offutt, age 15. All listed as born in LA.
  9. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 14 lists John M. Prescott, age 3 born in LA.
  10. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 15 lists Elizabeth Prescott, age 1 born in LA.

Eleanor A. Offutt1,2

F, b. October 18, 1845, d. July 15, 1879
FatherWilliam Offutt1 b. 14 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jan 1876
MotherEliza Marie Posey1 b. 5 Sep 1815, d. 4 Dec 1859
Last EditedMarch 8, 2022
     Eleanor A. Offutt was born on October 18, 1845.2,3,4,5 She was listed in the 1860 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of William Offutt on November 1, 1860.6 Eleanor A. Offutt was listed in the 1870 census of at 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of Lewis D. Prescott and Lucy Glenn Prescott on August 26, 1870 as 23 years old.7 Eleanor A. Offutt and Willis P. Prescott obtained a marriage license on February 10, 1874 at LA, USA.1 As of February 15, 1874,her married name was Prescott.1 As of February 15, 1874, Eleanor A. Offutt was also known as Eleonor A. Offutt.1 She married Willis P. Prescott on February 15, 1874 at LA, USA; Wash. Ch.:V. 1, p. 26.1,8 Eleanor A. Offutt died on July 15, 1879 at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, at age 33.9,10,5 She was buried at Magnolia Ridge Cemetery, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.10,5
Photo of tracing of grave marker for Eleanor A. Offutt Prescott
Photo taken by Debbie G. Morrogh

Family

Willis P. Prescott b. May 1840, d. 7 Jan 1891

Citations

  1. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #7701. Eleonor A. Offutt marries 10 Feb 1874 Willis Prescott.
  2. [S6857] St. Landry Cemeteries: Magnolia Ridge Cem., online http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Transcriptions/St.%20Landry/…, Information on Eleanor A. Offutt, w/o Willis Prescott born 18 Oct 1845, died Jul 1879.
  3. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of William "Offatt". Line 31 lists Ellen Offatt, age 15, born in LA.
  4. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 22 lists Eleanor A. Offutt, age 23 born in LA. Removed circa 1847 date based on 1860 Census and cemetery information.
  5. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave memorial #127738037. Photo of grave marker. "ELEANOR A. OFFUTT WIFE OF WILLIS PRESCOTT BORN OCT. 18, 1845 DIED JULY 1879."
  6. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 26 lists William Offatt, age 52. Line 27 lists William Offatt, age 23. Line 28 lists Frank Offutt, age 21. Line 29 lists John Offatt, age 17. Line 30 lists Constance Offatt, age 25. Line 31 lists Ellen Offatt, age 15. Line 32 lists Lucy Offatt, age 13. Line 33 lists Celeste Offatt, age 9. Line 34 lists Mary Offatt, age 5. All are listed as being born in LA.
  7. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of Lewis D. Prescott. Line 12 lists Lewis D., age 33. Line 13 lists L.G., age 22. Line 14 lists John M., age 3. Line 15 lists Elizabeth, age 1. Line 16 lists Willis, age 30. Line 17 lists Wm. Marshall, age 20. Line 18 lists Adelaide, age 25. Line 19 lists Mary, age 23. Line 20 lists William Offutt, age 63. Line 21 lists Evelina L. Offutt, age 57. Line 22 lists Eleanor A. Offutt, age 23. Line 23 lists M. Celeste Offutt, age 20. Line 24 lists Mary E. Offutt, age 15. All listed as born in LA.
  8. [S6866] St. Landry Clarion, January 10, 1891, Pg. 1, Printed in the Saturday, January 10, 1891 edition of the St. Landry Clarion on page 1. "We are pained to announce the death of Hon. Willis Prescott, State Senator from this district, which occurred at the Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, last Wednesday, at the age of 51 years. He had been in bad health for a long time, and had recently visited Sour Lake, Texas, in search of relief; returning, he went to New Orleans for treatment, a few weeks before his death. He was buried yesterday at his old home and among his relatives and friends in Washingington, La. Several years ago he represented this parish in the State legislature, and was elected to the Senate, from this district, on the Democratic ticket in 1888. He was a widower; and left several children ; his wife a daughter of the late Col. William Offutt, died several years ago. Senator Prescott was greatly liked by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was gentlemanly, sociable and entertaining ; and no one could spend an hour with him without having pleasant recollections of him. His family and relatives have our warmest sympathies in their sore bereavement."
  9. [S6858] The Opelousas Courier, July 19, 1879, Pg. 1, Printed in the Saturday, July 19, 1879 edition of The Opelousas Courier on page 1. "Near Washington, July 15, 1879, Mrs. ELEANOR OFFUTT, consort of Willis Prescott, Esq., editor of the Washington News, aged 34 years."
  10. [S6857] St. Landry Cemeteries: Magnolia Ridge Cem., online http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Transcriptions/St.%20Landry/…, Information on Eleanor A. Offutt, w/o Willis Prescott born 18 Oct 1845, died July 1879.

Willis P. Prescott1

M, b. May, 1840, d. January 7, 1891
Last EditedFebruary 27, 2022
     Willis P. Prescott was born in May, 1840.1,2 He and Eleanor A. Offutt obtained a marriage license on February 10, 1874 at LA, USA.3 Willis P. Prescott married Eleanor A. Offutt, daughter of William Offutt and Eliza Marie Posey, on February 15, 1874 at LA, USA; Wash. Ch.:V. 1, p. 26.3,4 Willis P. Prescott died on January 7, 1891 at Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, USA, at age 50.1,2,4 He was buried after January 7, 1891 at Magnolia Ridge Cemetery, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.1,2
Photo of tracing of grave marker for Willis Prescott
Photo taken by Debbie G. Morrogh

Family

Eleanor A. Offutt b. 18 Oct 1845, d. 15 Jul 1879

Citations

  1. [S6857] St. Landry Cemeteries: Magnolia Ridge Cem., online http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Transcriptions/St.%20Landry/…, Information on Willis P. Prescott, born May 1840 and died 7 Jan 1891.
  2. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave memorial #127738070. Photo of grave marker. "WILLIS PRESCOTT BORN MAY - 1840 DIED JAN. 7, 1891."
  3. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #7701. Eleonor A. Offutt marries 10 Feb 1874 Willis Prescott.
  4. [S6866] St. Landry Clarion, January 10, 1891, Pg. 1, Printed in the Saturday, January 10, 1891 edition of the St. Landry Clarion on page 1. "We are pained to announce the death of Hon. Willis Prescott, State Senator from this district, which occurred at the Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, last Wednesday, at the age of 51 years. He had been in bad health for a long time, and had recently visited Sour Lake, Texas, in search of relief; returning, he went to New Orleans for treatment, a few weeks before his death. He was buried yesterday at his old home and among his relatives and friends in Washingington, La. Several years ago he represented this parish in the State legislature, and was elected to the Senate, from this district, on the Democratic ticket in 1888. He was a widower; and left several children ; his wife a daughter of the late Col. William Offutt, died several years ago. Senator Prescott was greatly liked by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was gentlemanly, sociable and entertaining ; and no one could spend an hour with him without having pleasant recollections of him. His family and relatives have our warmest sympathies in their sore bereavement."

Marie Celeste Offutt1

F, b. circa August, 1850, d. November 30, 1934
FatherWilliam Offutt1 b. 14 Aug 1808, d. 22 Jan 1876
MotherEliza Marie Posey1 b. 5 Sep 1815, d. 4 Dec 1859
Last EditedMarch 8, 2022
     Marie Celeste Offutt was born circa August, 1850 at LA, USA.2,3,4,5 She was listed in the 1850 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of William Offutt and Eliza Marie Offutt on November 17, 1850.6 As of November 17, 1850, Marie Celeste Offutt was also known as Celeste Offutt.7 She was listed in the 1860 census at St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of William Offutt on November 1, 1860.8 Marie Celeste Offutt was listed in the 1870 census of at 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA, in the household of Lewis D. Prescott and Lucy Glenn Prescott on August 26, 1870 as 20 years old.9 As of February 14, 1874,her married name was Prescott.10 Marie Celeste Offutt and William Marshall Prescott obtained a marriage license on February 14, 1874.11 As of February 17, 1874, Marie Celeste Offutt was also known as Mary Celeste Wash. Ch.: V. 1, pg. 27. She married William Marshall Prescott on February 17, 1874 at LA, USA; Wash Ch.: V. 1, pg. 27. Marie Celeste Offutt died on November 30, 1934 at Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.12 She was buried on December 1, 1934 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, USA.12

Citations

  1. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Volume 4, pg. 372.
  2. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Listed as Celeste Offutt age 3/12 born in LA.
  3. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 23 lists M. Celeste Offutt, age 20 born in LA.
  4. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Volume 4, pg. 372. This date was either entered in error, or the source information is bad. She is listed in the 1850 Census as 3/12, and in the 1870 Census as 20. Removed the Mar. 29, 1859 date.
  5. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of William "Offatt". Line 33 lists Celeste Offatt, age 9, born in LA.
  6. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Line 35 lists William Offutt, age 42. Line 36 lists Eliza, age 35. Line 37 lists Constance, age 16. Line 38 lists Lucy, age 4. Line 39 lists Alprida (?), age 6. Line 40 lists Celeste, age 3/12. Line 41 lists John, age 7. All listed as being born in LA.
  7. [S592] November 17, 1850 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Schedule I Free Inhabitants, Listed as age 3/12(?) born in LA.
  8. [S2783] November 1, 1860 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; St. Landry Parish, LA, Line 26 lists William Offatt, age 52. Line 27 lists William Offatt, age 23. Line 28 lists Frank Offutt, age 21. Line 29 lists John Offatt, age 17. Line 30 lists Constance Offatt, age 25. Line 31 lists Ellen Offatt, age 15. Line 32 lists Lucy Offatt, age 13. Line 33 lists Celeste Offatt, age 9. Line 34 lists Mary Offatt, age 5. All are listed as being born in LA.
  9. [S593] August 26, 1870 Federal Census, 700 Pennsylvania AVE, NW, Washington, DC, USA, Population Schedule; 3rd Ward, St. Landry Parish, LA, Household of Lewis D. Prescott. Line 12 lists Lewis D., age 33. Line 13 lists L.G., age 22. Line 14 lists John M., age 3. Line 15 lists Elizabeth, age 1. Line 16 lists Willis, age 30. Line 17 lists Wm. Marshall, age 20. Line 18 lists Adelaide, age 25. Line 19 lists Mary, age 23. Line 20 lists William Offutt, age 63. Line 21 lists Evelina L. Offutt, age 57. Line 22 lists Eleanor A. Offutt, age 23. Line 23 lists M. Celeste Offutt, age 20. Line 24 lists Mary E. Offutt, age 15. All listed as born in LA.
  10. [S266] St. Landry Parish Crt Rcds, Marriage #7708.
  11. [S6869] St. Landry Parish LA Marr. Rcd. Bk. E; 1871 - 1875: St. Landry Parish Louisiana Marriage Record Book E; Feb. 1, 1871 to Apr. 1, 1875 page 473. Marriage Record 7708; Marriage of Mary Celeste Offutt and William Marshall Prescott. Only has authorization portion completed.
  12. [S6877] The New Era, December 7, 1934, Pg. 10, Printed in the Friday, December 7, 1934 edition of The New Era on page 10. "Funeral For Mrs. Prescott Is Held Sat. - Aged Lady Dies While Visiting Her Daughter, Mrs. Jesse Jones, Jr. - The funeral of Mrs. Marie Celeste Prescott, 84, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones, Jr., in this city, Friday. at 5:25 p. m. was held in Opelousas Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of her nephew, Hon. W. B. Prescott, on North Court street. Services were held at the Opelousas Catholic Church, interment took place in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Prescott was the widow of the former William M. Prescott, one of St. Landry's leading citizens for a number of years. She was the daughter of Colonel William Offut and a resident of St. Landry all of her life. She was a graduate of Grand Coteau Convent and active in church work over a long period 1 of years. She was widely known for her kind nature and charitable work. She was a good mother. a good neighbor, and a good friend. The love and esteem accumulated during the long span of her life and friends joined the family in mourning her death. Mrs. Prescott was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jesse .Jones, in Eunice when she became ill last Monday. Her case rapidly developed into pneumonia and the end came Friday afternoon at 5:25. Surviving are three sons: John, of Opelousas: Walter of Welsh:-and Ben of Houston, Texas: and two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Wartelle, of Washington; and Mrs. Jesse Jones, of this city."

William Marshall Prescott1

M
Last EditedFebruary 28, 2022
     William Marshall Prescott and Marie Celeste Offutt obtained a marriage license on February 14, 1874.1 William Marshall Prescott married Marie Celeste Offutt, daughter of William Offutt and Eliza Marie Posey, on February 17, 1874 at LA, USA; Wash Ch.: V. 1, pg. 27.

Family

Marie Celeste Offutt b. c Aug 1850, d. 30 Nov 1934

Citations

  1. [S6869] St. Landry Parish LA Marr. Rcd. Bk. E; 1871 - 1875: St. Landry Parish Louisiana Marriage Record Book E; Feb. 1, 1871 to Apr. 1, 1875 page 473. Marriage Record 7708; Marriage of Mary Celeste Offutt and William Marshall Prescott. Only has authorization portion completed.

Rufus Kinniard Jones1,2

M, b. July 12, 1871, d. April 29, 1936
Last EditedAugust 22, 2021
     Rufus Kinniard Jones was born on July 12, 1871 at Wood County, WV, USA.3,2 He and Mary H. Offutt obtained a marriage license on March 6, 1896 at Mineral County, WV, USA.4 Rufus Kinniard Jones married Mary H. Offutt, daughter of Zachariah T. Offutt and Harriett Neely, on March 6, 1896 at Keyser, Mineral County, WV, USA.1,5,4 Rufus Kinniard Jones died on April 29, 1936 at age 64.2 He was buried after April 29, 1936 at Woodlawn Cemetery, El Dorado, Union County, AR, USA.2

Family

Mary H. Offutt b. 19 Oct 1872, d. 14 Oct 1939

Citations

  1. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912.
  2. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Find A Grave memorial #13999932. Photo of shared grave marker. "JONES RUFUS KINNIARD JULY 12, 1871 -APR. 29, 1936 MARY OFFUTT OCT. 19, 1872 OCT. 14, 1939."
  3. [S995] Marr. Lic. R. K. Jones and M. H. Offutt: Had date of birth a circa 1872 based on license information, removed that based on headstone information.
  4. [S995] Marr. Lic. R. K. Jones and M. H. Offutt.
  5. [S486] Web Site, online unknown url, http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera.mar96.html lists the marriage of Rufus K. Jones age 24 to Mary H. Offutt age 23 on 3/6/1896 in Keyser.

Matthew Neely1

M
FatherJohn Neely1 b. 1758, d. 1835
MotherMargaret Neely1 b. 1769, d. 1859
Last EditedJune 17, 2007
     Matthew Neely was born.

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912.
  2. [S1103] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Has a picture of the headstone for Zachariah and Harriet Offutt. Provides names of Harriet's parents.

John Neely1

M, b. 1758, d. 1835
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     John Neely was born in 1758 at New York, NY, USA.2 He began military service circa 1776 at NY, USA, with the New York Militia.3 He married Margaret Neely in 1787.4 John Neely died in 1835 at Harrison County, VA, USA.5

Family

Margaret Neely b. 1769, d. 1859
Child

Citations

  1. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912.
  2. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912. Provides year and city/state.
  3. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912. Provides year unit. Served under Captain William Telford.
  4. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912. Provides year only.
  5. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912. Provides year and county/state.

Margaret Neely1

F, b. 1769, d. 1859
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     Margaret Neely was born in 1769.2 She married John Neely in 1787.2 Margaret Neely died in 1859.2

Family

John Neely b. 1758, d. 1835
Child

Citations

  1. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912.
  2. [S272] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 110, Lineage of Mrs. Mary Offutt Jones, DAR ID Number 109912. Provides year only.

William Fontaine Shanks1

M, b. 1842, d. 1894
FatherJames Campbell Shanks1 b. 1818, d. 1891
MotherSusan Pearman1 b. 1821, d. 1897
Last EditedApril 14, 2013
     William Fontaine Shanks was born in 1842.1 He married David Elma Scruggs in 1865.1 William Fontaine Shanks died in 1894.1

Family

David Elma Scruggs b. 1844
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.
  2. [S3640] Annie Shanks Offutt, KY Death Cert, Father's name William F. Shanks. Mother's maiden name Elma Scruggs.

David Elma Scruggs1

F, b. 1844
Last EditedApril 13, 2013
     David Elma Scruggs was born in 1844.1 As of 1865,her married name was Shanks.1 She married William Fontaine Shanks, son of James Campbell Shanks and Susan Pearman, in 1865.1

Family

William Fontaine Shanks b. 1842, d. 1894
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.
  2. [S3640] Annie Shanks Offutt, KY Death Cert, Father's name William F. Shanks. Mother's maiden name Elma Scruggs.

James Campbell Shanks1

M, b. 1818, d. 1891
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     James Campbell Shanks was born in 1818.1 He married Susan Pearman, daughter of Thomas Pearman and Nancy Field, in 1840.1 James Campbell Shanks died in 1891.1

Family

Susan Pearman b. 1821, d. 1897
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.

Susan Pearman1

F, b. 1821, d. 1897
FatherThomas Pearman1 b. 1795, d. 1853
MotherNancy Field1 b. 1795, d. 1863
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     Susan Pearman was born in 1821.1 As of 1840,her married name was Shanks.1 She married James Campbell Shanks in 1840.1 Susan Pearman died in 1897.1

Family

James Campbell Shanks b. 1818, d. 1891
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.

Thomas Pearman1

M, b. 1795, d. 1853
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     Thomas Pearman was born in 1795.1 He married Nancy Field, daughter of Henry Field and Sukey Waller Withers, in 1820.1 Thomas Pearman died in 1853.1

Family

Nancy Field b. 1795, d. 1863
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.

Nancy Field1

F, b. 1795, d. 1863
FatherHenry Field1 b. 1755, d. 1823
MotherSukey Waller Withers1 b. 1765
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     Nancy Field was born in 1795.1 As of 1820,her married name was Pearman.1 She married Thomas Pearman in 1820.1 Nancy Field died in 1863.1

Family

Thomas Pearman b. 1795, d. 1853
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.

Henry Field1

M, b. 1755, d. 1823
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     Henry Field was born in 1755.1 He began military service in 1775 at VA, USA, as a Private under Capt. John Green in the 2nd VA Regiment, Colonel Patrick Henry, commanding.2 He was an Express Rider in 1776 serving Colonel John Green.3 His marriage to Withers was his second.4 He married Sukey Waller Withers in 1789.1 Henry Field died in 1823 at KY, USA.5

Family

Sukey Waller Withers b. 1765
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.
  2. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year and unit information.
  3. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year and service information.
  4. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916.
  5. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year and state.

Sukey Waller Withers1

F, b. 1765
Last EditedAugust 19, 1998
     Sukey Waller Withers was born in 1765.1 As of 1789,her married name was Field.1 She married Henry Field in 1789.1 Sukey Waller Withers was Pension Requested for husband's Revolutionary War service in 1839.2

Family

Henry Field b. 1755, d. 1823
Child

Citations

  1. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year only.
  2. [S273] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 112, Lineage of Mrs. Annie Shanks Offutt, DAR ID Number 111916. Provided year, states that petition was granted.

Amanda Smith1

F, b. 1817, d. 1841
Last EditedOctober 8, 2010
     Amanda Smith was born in 1817.1 She Source stated this was his 1st marriage in 1836.2 As of 1836,her married name was Goldwire.1 She married John Wise Goldwire, son of John Goldwire Jr. and Frances Cassandra Offutt, in 1836.1 Amanda Smith died in 1841.1

Family

John Wise Goldwire b. 29 Nov 1814, d. 1856
Child

Citations

  1. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides year only.
  2. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides year only.

Josephine Goldwire1

F, b. 1840, d. 1864
FatherJohn Wise Goldwire1 b. 29 Nov 1814, d. 1856
MotherAmanda Smith1 b. 1817, d. 1841
Last EditedAugust 22, 1998
     Josephine Goldwire was born in 1840.1 She married Seaborn Howard Wade in 1857.1 Josephine Goldwire died in 1864.1

Family

Seaborn Howard Wade b. 1836, d. 1873
Child

Citations

  1. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides year only.

Seaborn Howard Wade1

M, b. 1836, d. 1873
Last EditedAugust 22, 1998
     Seaborn Howard Wade was born in 1836.1 He married Josephine Goldwire, daughter of John Wise Goldwire and Amanda Smith, in 1857.1 Seaborn Howard Wade died in 1873.1

Family

Josephine Goldwire b. 1840, d. 1864
Child

Citations

  1. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides year only.

Nattie Wade1

F, b. 1858
FatherSeaborn Howard Wade1 b. 1836, d. 1873
MotherJosephine Goldwire1 b. 1840, d. 1864
Last EditedAugust 22, 1998
     Nattie Wade was born in 1858.1 As of 1878,her married name was McCall.1 She married Robert Camden McCall in 1878.1

Citations

  1. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides year only.
  2. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides city and state.

Robert Camden McCall1

M, b. 1855
Last EditedAugust 22, 1998
     Robert Camden McCall was born in 1855.1 He married Nattie Wade, daughter of Seaborn Howard Wade and Josephine Goldwire, in 1878.1

Family

Nattie Wade b. 1858
Child

Citations

  1. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides year only.
  2. [S276] The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Vol 116, DAR ID Number 115117. Lineage of Mrs. Josephine McCall Fant. Provides city and state.