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Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Silas T. Grisamore

 
 
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January 13, 2018
1. Silas T. Grisamore Marker
Inscription. Silas Grisamore arrived by steamboat from his native southern Indiana in the mid 1840s. He taught school in Assumption Parish, sold goods from flatboats on Bayou Lafourche, and eventually became a merchant in Thibodaux. During the Civil War, Grismore served in the Army of the Confederacy in the Trans-Mississippi Department as Quartermaster in the Army of Western Louisiana. He achieved the rank of Major. After the war, Grismore resumed his business and for many years was Mayor of Thibodaux and President of the Lafourche Parish Police Jury. He was also editor of the Thibodaux Sentinel newspaper, in which he published his memoirs, "Reminiscences of Uncle Silas." As a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Grismore often served as its senior warden.
 
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
 
Location. 29° 47.643′ N, 90° 49.421′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Henry Allen (here, next to this marker); James Frost
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January 13, 2018
2. Silas T. Grisamore Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Mary King Fulford (a few steps from this marker); Fayette Clay Ewing (a few steps from this marker); John A. Lovell (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Daniel McNair (a few steps from this marker); Morgan Springer (within shouting distance of this marker); John Carlton Beatty (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2018.
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