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61 Elizabeth Hawley HAWLEY, Elizabeth (I3218)
62 Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, Louisiana

The town was named for John W. Jeanerette, who came to the Teche country in the early 1800s from South Carolina. When Jeanerette first arrived in the area, he was hired as a tutor at one of the plantations in the area. A year later, he opened a store and a saloon. In 1830, he bought Pine Grove Plantation, eight miles below New Iberia, but apparently was more interested in playing cards than in raising sugar.
An early account describes John W. Jeanerette as "a man of affairs, and a great many of them--sugar planter, justice of the peace, our first postmaster, pioneer 'brag' player, and 'fine host of the inn.'" It said that "his friends claimed for him the character of the old, high-minded South Carolina gentleman."
His wife, according to the report "was a good, pious Methodist, (who) tried very hard to keep their only son, Tom, straight, but it was no use." The report says that "she did her level best to balance accounts in the family, always had a preaching place in the house, and there were often religious services going on in one part and a big game of cards in the other. Indeed, of all of (John Jeanerette's) many irons, this seemed to be the only one he did really keep hot. But his many pupils in 'brag' became experts, and so turned his lessons against himself that in 1837 he was sold out and the family removed to Alabama where it became extinct."

Source: Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser, November 25, 1997 
JENERETTE, John William (I2768)
63 Fallen Officer Memorial JENERETTE, George Herbert (I4242)
64 A History of Marion County

Quote from Sellers' book (above) re: Perritt

"Pbrritt. — Another numerous family of the county is the
Perritt family. Of the old Perritts, there were four brothers
known to the writer, viz: David, Joseph, Jesse and John.
David only has left posterity; he married a Miss Smith, a
sister of old Mr. Hugh Smith, and he in turn married a sister
of David Perritt (this latter is according to information, may
be wrong). The old man Perritt raised a family, mostly sons,
David B., Needham, William, Bennett, Jesse, John E. and
Asa, and one daughter, if no more. David B. Perritt married
Miss Martha Edwards, daughter of the late Rev. David Ed-
wards, and by her had several children, sons and daughters;
and they in turn have perpetuated the name and connections
to a second and, perhaps, third generation, and of whom the
writer knows nothing. Needham Perritt married a Miss
Moody, sister of the late Joshua W. Moody, a man highly
esteemed for his many good qualities and noble traits of char-
acter. Needham Perritt is dead ; he left a considerable family,
sons and daughters, and they (the children) have become
fathers and mothers, and extending down to another genera-
tion or more. William Perritt married a Miss Carmichael,
daughter of the late Dugald C. Carmichael, of Buck Swamp

*PhiUp B. Rogers has since married to a lady in North Carolina.


and Maiden Down; William Perritt is dead, and left a son,
Morgan, and three daughters, who, it is supposed, are among
the present inhabitants of the country, unknown to the writer.
Bennett Perritt married a Miss Powers, sister of our esteemed
fellow-citizen, Mitchell Powers; he raised a family, about
whom the writer knows but little ; one daughter married James
Sanderson, who has been dead for years ; his widow still lives,
and. has raised her family respectably, and is said to be doing
well; she has two sons grown; one daughter married Hugh
Price, a prosperous citizen in that neighborhood ; he has a fam-
ily, about whom the writer knows nothing. Another daughter
married Frank Huggins ; he and she have both left the country,
and their whereabouts unknown. If Bennett Perritt had any
sons, it is unknown to the writer. Jesse Perritt, another son
of old David, the writer has not been able to get anything con-
cerning him ; whom he married and whether he had any family
or not, is unasoertainable ; it is said that he is dead. Another
son of old David Perritt is our very worthy fellow-citizen,
John E. Perritt ; he married, first, a Miss Campbell, a' daughter
of the late Wm. S. Campbell, and raised a large and respectable
family, mostly daughters, and two sons, A. J. A. Perritt and
Arvjngton Perritt. A. J. A. Perritt moved to Darlington
County some years ago, and since he has been there has held
several positions of honor and trust, to wit : County Superin-
tendent of Education, Representative in the State Legislature
and a member of the State Constitutional Convention, all of
which positions he has filled with credit to himself and satis-
tory to his constituents ; he married a daughter of the late Rev.
John W. Murray, of the South Carolina Conference of the
Methodist Church, South. Arvington Perritt left the county
a single man and went to Texas ; nothing further is known of
him. Of John E. Perritt's daughters, one married our excel-
lent fellow-citizen, Jerry Lambert; another married W. C.
Bracy, of Dillon ; another married a Mr. Keith ; another mar-
ried a Mr. Smith, below Marion, think a son of Reddin W.
Smith. I think there is another one or two daughters, whether
married or not, is not known. Asa Perritt, the youngest son
of old David, was a Lieutenant in Captain S. A. Durham's
company in the late war; he married a daughter of the late


?Rev. David Edwards, and removed West not long after the
war ; nothing further is known of him. Of the three brothers
of old David Perritt, Joseph never married; he has been dead
many years. Jesse married Mary Dew, daughter of old Chris-
topher Dew ; they had no children ; she died, and he married a
second wife, the widow of Elias Townsend; she had been the
widow of Alfred Kirven, and was originally Elizabeth Tart,
daughter of old Enos Tart, a notable man in his day, and of
whom something may be said hereinafter ; by her he had no
child or children ; both have been dead for some years. John
Perritt, the youngest brother of old David Perritt, died in
1840 or 1841, a young single man, from the bite of a rattle-
snake ; he was with a surveying party about the Marlborough
line, and in toward the Great Pee Dee River, when the snake
bit him; there was no house near them and no doctor near;
he was carried two miles to the nearest house and a doctor was
finally procured, but too late; he died that same night; a
young man of fine character and good habits, and was spoken
well of by all who knew him. Thus it seems that the very
large family of Perritts and their many connections of the
present day, and now in the county, sprang from old David
Perritt, on or near the Ten Mile Bay; he was an energetic
and persevering man, exceedingly frugal and thoughtful;
would not be in debt, paid as he went, and made a good prop-
erty by saving it; was a good and law-abiding citizen; he lost
his wife in his old age; married some one, name not remem-
bered, and left her a widow ; I think she drew a pension after
his death for his services in the War of 1812 — I think he drew
it in his lifetime. Few men anywhere have a larger connection
than he has from himself. They and the Perritt connections
are numerous, and are an honest, well-meaning people ; ambi-
tious only to live honestly and to let others live, and are primi-
tive in their modes of life. " 
PERRITT, David Lewis (I480)
65 Elisabeth of Austria OF AUSTRIA, Elisabeth (I2573)
66 William III, Duke of Aquitaine OF AQUITAINE, William III "Towhead", Duke (I1691)
67 54th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 54th Alabama Infantry Regiment was made up of six Alabama companies ("B", "C", "D", "E", "F", and "I") of the First Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Regiment of Col. Alpheus Baker, and four Alabama companies ("A", "E", "H", and "K") of the 40th Tennessee Regiment of Col. L. M. Walker. These companies had been captured at Island No. 10, after nearly a year's arduous service above Memphis. Organized at Jackson, MS, in October, 1862, the 54th operated in the vicinity of Vicksburg during the winter. It fought at Ft. Pemberton with light loss and at Baker's Creek with similar results. Having escaped Vicksburg by moving with Gen'l William W. Loring from Baker's Creek, the 54th was soon after at the siege of Jackson. It was then transferred to the army of Gen'l Braxton Bragg. The regiment wintered at Dalton, GA, and was engaged in the campaign from there to Atlanta. The regiment lost severely at Resaca and at Atlanta (22 July). The loss was very heavy at Atlanta (28 July), with more than half the regiment being killed or wounded. The regimental flag was perforated by 40 bullets. Having moved with Gen'l John Bell Hood into middle Tennessee, the 54th shared the privations and disasters of that campaign. Transferred to North Carolina, it fought at Bentonville, its last battle. It was consolidated with the 37th and 42nd Infantry as the 37th Regiment on 9 April 1865. A remnant only were surrendered with the forces of Gen'l Joseph E. Johnston.
Field officers:
 Cols. Alpheus Baker (Barbour County, captured at Island No. 10; wounded at Baker's Creek; promoted); John A Minter. Lt. Cols. John A. Minter (Coffee County, captured at Island No. 10; promoted); Thaddeus H. Shackelford. Major Thaddeus H. Shackelford (from Mississippi, captured at Island No. 10; promoted). 
JINRIGHT, John Pittman (I10942)
68 Alabama Records, vol 243, Butler County, compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud

pg 34: War of 1812 pension: Visey (Ludicey or Luvicey, nee Worlds) widow of Needham Perritt. She
died 31 Jul 1902. He died 26 Nov 1880. He applied for pension 10 Jun 1871, aged 78. They
married 22 Apr 1869. She applied for pension 20 Dec 1880? aged 48. He enlisted Sep 1813 in
Marion, SC. 
PERRITT, Needham (I5063)
69 Aodhan Glas, f. of Simeon Breac OF IRELAND, Aodhan Glas (I2289)
70 Aonghus Olmucaidh, s. of Fiachaidh Labhruinne, k. Ire. eighteen or twenty-one
OF IRELAND, Aongus Ollmuchaidh, King (I2281)
71 Art Aoinfhear, s. of Conn Ceadchathach, f. of Cormac Ulfhadha (usually called
Cormac, s. of Art, or Cormac mac Airt), k. Ire. 30 years. 
OF IRELAND, Art Aonflier (the Melancholy), King (I2319)
72 Bile, s. of Breoghan, and f. of Milidh of Spain (al. called Galamh.
or Golamh) 
OF SPAIN, Bile (Belinus) mac Breoghan, King (I2328)
73 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3325)
74 Blathacht, s. of Labhraidh Lorc. OF IRELAND, Blathucha (I2306)
75 Cairbre Lithfeachair, 'C. of the Liffey,' s. of Cormac, s. of Art, k. Ire. 27 years. OF IRELAND, Caibre Liffeachair, King (I2321)
76 Cleo Gore Ward
NAKINA Mrs. Cleo G. Ward, 91, passed away March 28, 2006, at Liberty Commons Nursing Home, Whiteville, NC. 
GORE, Cleo Virginia (I9806)
77 Cobhthach Caol mBreagh, s. of Ughaine Mor, k. Ire. 30 years. OF IRELAND, Cobhthach Coalbreag, King (I2297)
78 Conn Ceadchathach, 'C. of the hundred battles 'or rather 'of the hundreds of battles,'
s. of Feidhlimidh Reachtmhar, k. Ire. 
OF IRELAND, Conn Ceadchathach, King (I2318)
79 Connla Cruaidhchealgach, 'C. the Hard-deceitful,' s. of Iarainnghleo Fathach, k. Ire.
four years; d. at Tara, anno 4757 Fm.; he is called Connla Caomh by Fm. 
OF IRELAND, Connla Cruaidhcealgach, King (I2300)
80 Cormac, s. of Art, al. Cormac Ulfhadha, commonly referred to as Cormac Mac Airt,
smt. as the grandson of Conn (Ceadchathach), k. Ire. forty years (225-266 Fm. 
OF IRELAND, Cormac Usada, King (I2320)

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