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Family: Gayarré/Sullivan (F1465)
m. 28 Jan 1856

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  • Parents

    Hon. Charles Etienne Arthur GayarréFather | Male
    Hon. Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré
     Birth  09 Jan 1805  Boré Plantation, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     Baptized  09 Apr 1805  St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  11 Feb 1895  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     Married  28 Jan 1856  Columbus, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     Other Spouse  Delphina Le Maitre | F1476 
     Married     
     Father  Charles Antoine Etienne Gayarré | F375 Group Sheet 
     Mother  Marie Elizabeth de Boré | F375 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Anne Shadie Sullivan
     Birth  Abt 1820  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died    Canton, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried  06 Apr 1914  St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     Other Spouse  Henry Buchanan | F1466 
     Married  11 Nov 1844  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
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     Mother   
     
  • Notes 
    • No Issue.
    • She was married to a rich young cotton merchant and went to New Orleans to live. He died there after but a few years of happiness, leaving two children and a fortune to his wife. The children died and the young lady gave herself up to the life of a young widow.

      But after a while she was induced to go to the opera, and there was Gayarre, the most distinguished man in the State, who was pointed out to her, tall, handsome, and distinguished-looking, proud, and haughty. He had been Senator and was the celebrated author of a history of Louisiana. His fame filled the country.

      'Who is the beautiful lady?' asked the judge, running his supercilious eye over the other open boxes.

      'A young widow from Mississippi,' was the answer.

      In a flash he recognized his destiny, prophesied by a celebrated fortune teller in Paris who had predicted he would marry a rich beautiful widow.

      'Present me!" he said.

      But no fortune teller had prepared her. None was needed. To have a great man ask her to marry him was to assure her assent, and so they were married.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters, Grace King, (The Macmillan company, 1932), PS2178 .A4 2007., 359-360.

  

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