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Charles Marion LeSueur

by Ric Gordon" < fdg@flash.net > - 1 Aug 2003

Lafayette Robinson, (b. 1819, VA - d. 1868, Milam Co., TX) who in 1838 married Mary Elizabeth LeSueur, (b. 1819, Madison Co., AL - d.bef. 1870, Milam Co., TX).

Mary's brother, Charles Marion LeSueur, was quite a guy.

Charles Marion LeSueur (b. 19 Dec 1824, Madison Co., AL - 17 Sep 1889, Williamson Co., TX) was the son of Littleberry LeSueur, (b. Buckingham Co., VA) and Penelope King, (b. NC). The Lesueur's were French Huguenots. Charles was reared primarily in Mississippi, and attended college at Princeton College, Kentucky. At the age of 13, he united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was ever after a faithful member. He was also a Mason and held all Masonic offices available.

During the Mexican War he served in Mexico in the Second Mississippi Rifles. In 1852, he moved to Williamson Co., TX, and lived there or in nearby Milam County for most of the rest of his life.

In 1857 and 1858 he represented Milam and Robertson Counties in the Texas Legislature for District 56, for the 7th Legislature.

Source: "Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-1980"

He was a member of the 1861 Texas Secession Convention and signed the ordinance of Texas Secession, as a representative of Milam and Williamson Counties.

Source: Simpson, Harold B. & Marcus J. Wright, "Texas In the War: 1861- 1865", Hillsboro, TX: Hill Junior College Press, 1965, p. 175.

He raised a company of Cavalrymen and entered the Confederate service as his company's Captain. He served under Sibley, Green, and Hardeman respectively. For meritorious service he was made a Major in 1863, and in 1865, he was made a Lt. Colonel.

Lt. Col. LeSueur was elected treasurer of Williamson County in 1878 and retained that position until his death on 19 Sep 1889 in Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX and is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Georgetown.

Source: Occupation, 1880 Federal Census - Williamson Co., Texas; Williamson Co. Cemetery Book, Georgetown TX: Williamson Co. Historical Commission, vol. 1, p. 270

On 17 Sep 1848 in Tippah Co., MS, Chalres married his first wife, Eliza Kerr Gordon, (b. 8 Nov 1830, Giles Co., TN - d. 11 Jan 1855, Williamson Co., TX). She was the daughter of Andrew Gordon and Eliza Kerr Goff. They had two children, Andrew Littleberry LeSueur and Eliza Penelope LeSueur. Each of the first and middle names of the children were from the grandparents. She is buried in the Gordon Cemetery located in eastern Williamson Co., TX.

On 6 April 1858, he married his second wife, Miss Annie E. Nowlin in Austin, Travis Co., TX. She survived him by a number of years. There is a tradition that, after the War, he went to Mexico for a period of time before returning to Georgetown. He is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Georgetown.

OBITUARY

Galveston Daily News, Wed., 18 Sept 1889, p. 4, c. 1

Georgetown, Tex., Sept. 17 Major C. M. Lesueur, county treasurer of Williamson county, died today at 11 o'clock a.m. in the 64th year of his age. Deceased has been treasurer of this county for 11 years, having been elected five successive times without opposition.

Obituary researched by "Lynna Kay Shuffield" of Houston, Texas

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