Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Felix Grundy Winder
Born in Terrebonne Parish, Felix Grundy Winder was a member of a family originally from Tennessee. His mother, Martha Grundy, was a daughter of Felix Grundy, the distinguished Tennessee friend and political advisor of Andrew Jackson and Attorney General under President Martin Van Buren. Van Perkins Winder of Tennessee, Felix Winder's father and brother of Caroline Winder Guion, owned four sugar plantations, including Ducros, near present day Schriever. Following Van P. Winder's death in 1854, his widow, Martha commenced construction of the Ducros home, patterned after The Hermitage, the Tennessee home of Jackson. It housed both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War. Felix Grundy Winder, while Captain of Company K of the CSA Louisiana 26th Infantry, died during the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863. His parents are interred at Old City Cemetery in Nashville.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #08 Martin Van Buren series lists.
Location. 29° 47.609′ N, 90° 49.406′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on 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 walking distance of this marker. Whitmell Pugh Martin (a few steps from this marker); Marcus Pennington Zills (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Mackenzie (a few steps from this marker); Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls (a few steps from this marker); Philip Sargent Armitage (within shouting distance of this marker); William Alexander Shaffer (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Historic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2018.