Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Marcus Pennington Zills
During the renovation of St. John's Episcopal Church in 1856, a bell was installed in the new steeple which was built upon the church front. Made in Troy,New York, at Meneelys Foundry, and paid for by funds left by Marcus P. Zills, the bell is still in use to call congregations to service. A native of Virginia, a Free Mason, and an apparent Methodist, Zills served as a postmaster in Thibodaux in the mid-1840s, and became a prominent merchant. He married Mary Louisa Woods at St. John's in 1852. Zills died in December 1853 of consumption, known today as tuberculosis.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 47.616′ N, 90° 49.401′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street south of Seventh Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Whitmell Pugh Martin (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Mackenzie (a few steps from this marker); Felix Grundy Winder (a few steps from this marker); Philip Sargent Armitage (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Historic Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls (a few steps from this marker); John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson (a few steps from this marker); James Mcallister (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018.