Adolphe Nezat Jr.

M, #816, b. 7 November 1841, d. 16 December 1862
Relationship
2nd great-grandfather of Joseph Wayne Peery
Charts
Pedigree Chart of Joseph Wayne Peery
Descendants of Pierre Nezat
     Adolphe Nezat Jr. was born on 7 November 1841 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.1 He was the son of Adolphe Nezat and Eloise Coulon Devillier.1 He appeared as a son on the census of 9 November 1850 in the household of Adolphe Nezat and Eloise Coulon Devillier at l'ance des Charpantiers, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.2 He and Marie Camille Duhon may have been married on 26 May 1860 at St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.3,4 He married Marie Camille Duhon, daughter of Jean Simon Duon and Anne Eufrasie Richard, on 11 June 1860 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.5 He and his wife Marie Camille Duhon appeared on the census of 11 October 1860 at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.6 He was employed as a Planter on 11 October 1860 at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.6 He was a Confederate Soldier, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery Conscript on 20 October 1862 at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.7 On 15 December 1862, Adolphe Nezat Jr. was stationed at Louisiana Circle, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Louisiana Circle is located on Washington Street and overlooks the Mississippi River approximately 1 mile north of Interstate 20. The batteries at Louisiana Circle and South Fort were the southernmost anchors of the Confederate defensive line, and the heavy guns located at these positions had commanding views of the Mississippi River and the Federal naval approaches from the south. Confederate defenders at these locations participated in duels with the Union fleet and land-based artillery.
During the siege the "Widow Blakely" was actually emplaced about one mile north of its present location at Louisiana Circle. It was named after its English manufacturer, "Blakely," and called "widow" due to the fact that it was the only Blakely cannon in the Vicksburg defenses. During the siege, a 10-inch Columbiad was positioned at the present-day Louisiana Circle. at Louisiana Circle, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.8 He was buried in an unknown and unmarked grave on 16 December 1862 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.9 He died in camp as a Confederate Soldier on 16 December 1862 at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, at age 21 years, 1 month and 9 days.7,9 He was the subject of a succession filed on 16 March 1863 at St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.10

Child of Adolphe Nezat Jr. and Marie Camille Duhon

Citations

  1. [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, NEZAT, Adolphe (Adolphe & Elise Coulon DE VILIER) b. 7 Nov. 1841 (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p. 172).
  2. [S342] 09 Nov 1850, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M432_240, Page 164.
  3. [S100] SWLR - St. Landry Parish Courthouse, DUHON, Camille m. 26 May 1860 Adolphe NEZAT (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 2052).
  4. [S14] Louisiana, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1718-1925, online search.ancestry.com.
  5. [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, DUHON, Camille (Jean & Euphrosie RICHARD) m. 11 June 1860 Adolphe NEZAT (Adolphe & Elise DEVILLIER) (Opel. Ch.: v. C-2, #241).
  6. [S371] 11 Oct 1860, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M653_424, Page 247.
  7. [S17] Louisiana, U.S., Confederate Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, online www.ancestry.com, Nezate, Adolph, Pvt. Co. D, 1st La. Hvy. Arty. (Regulars). Roll for Oct. 20 to Oct. 31, 1862, Present, Conscript, arrived at Vicksburg, Oct. 20, and joined Co. D, Oct. 21, 1862. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1862, Died in Camp Dec. 16.
  8. [S1541] Louisiana Circle, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, online https://www.facebook.com/lacirclevburg
  9. [S806] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 November 2020), memorial page for Pvt Adolph Nezat Jr. (7 Nov 1841–16 Dec 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 130746824, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Chanavee (contributor 46922001) .
  10. [S100] SWLR - St. Landry Parish Courthouse, NEZAT, Adolphe Jr. Succ. dated 16 March 1863 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. # 2592).
  11. [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, NEZAT, Jean Adolphe (Adolphe & Camille DUHON) b. 5 Oct. 1861 (Opel. Ch.: v. 6, p. 182).