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Augusta GA family of Dugas

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Augusta GA family of Dugas

Posted: 1352167224000
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Surnames: Dugas Pickens Harris Tillman Holcombe Conand de vallon
This family settled in GA but had connections to New Orleans and looked for educated wives from there.

The Dugas (DuGas de Vallon is full name) family has French connections to France, Santa Domingo and Louisiana

1820 United States Federal Census
Name: G Dugas (probably Gustavius)
Residence: Richmond, Georgia
Name: L P Dugas (Leon Paqut)
Residence: Waynesboro, Burke, Georgia
Name: Augustine Dugas
Residence: Augusta, Richmond, Georgia

1840 census
Name: L A Dugas (Louis Alexander)
Residence:Augusta Ward 5, Richmond, Georgia
Name: L F E Dugas
Residence: Clarksville, Habersham, Georgia
Name: L P Dugas (Leon Paqut)
Residence: Augusta, Richmond, Georgia
Name: Leon P Dugas
Residence: District 2, Columbia, Georgia
Name: Mrs V Dugey Mrs
[Mrs V Dugas Mrs]
Residence: Augusta, Richmond, Georgia

In 1828 the Free Negroes of Augusta GA were listed under the names of Gustavus Dugas, Victorine Dugas, Pauline Dugas, C and A Dugas, and Frederick C Dugas. I suppose they had free negroes living with them, rather than being such themselves. I dont quite understand how these tax lists in Augusta were made in 1828.

Home in 1850: Division 73, Richmond, Georgia
Pauline Dugas 78 St Domingo
Pauline Dugas 50 Sante Domingo

Home in 1850: Division 73, Richmond, Georgia
house 517
Louis Chas. Dugas 44 GA Farmer $5000 (father Louis Rene Adrien DuGas de Vallon))
Mary C E Dugas 35 GA (Marie Claire Eugenie Conand Married: 4 Nov 1834 in Ascension Ch., Donaldsonville, Ascension, Louisiana)
Mary V Dugas 11 GA
Emily C Dugas 9
Alexander E Dugas 8
William H Dugas 6
Francis T Dugas 5
Edward C Dugas 0
house 248
Leon P Dugas 50 GA clerk of court
Elizabeth Dugas 50 GA
Mary C Dugas 16 GA

Louis C.'s father was married in France
Name: Louis-Rene-Adrien DUGAS DE VALLON
Spouse: Marie-Marguerite-Nicole GUIBERT
Marie-Francoise-Pauline BELLUMEAU

1860 census
Home in 1860: Augusta Ward 4, Richmond, Georgia
Post Office: Augusta
Leon P Dugas 60 GA
Elizabeth Dugas 61
Christian Richardson 14
(Leon P Dugas Trustee for $1800 $3800
Edward Hews and
executor of
Gustavius Dugas estate) $2000 $4700

Home in 1860: Augusta Ward 1, Richmond, Georgia
Post Office: Augusta
Lewis C Dugas 54 GA $11,000 $20,000
Eugenia Dugas 44 Louisiana
E E Dugas 17 GA
W H Dugas 15
Edward C Dugas 9
Virginia M Dugas 20
Emily C Dugas 18
Frances T Dugas 16
Pauline Dugas 58 St Domingo (same as Gustavius) $7000 $20,000 (sister?)

Dr Louis Alexander Dugas, pres. of Medical College
Home in 1860: Augusta Ward 2, Richmond, Georgia
Post Office: Augusta
L A Dugas 54 Physician GA $40,000 $87,000
Louisa V Dugas 45 GA (Louise Virginia Harris)
Elizabeth P Dugas 15 GA
Jeniah H Dugas 14 GA (Juriah)
Lewis S Dugas 12 GA
George T Dugas 8 GA
Ada C Dugas 4 GA
Lewis A Cormick 18 student of medicine VA
Sarah Casey 14 GA
Phils Casey 12 GA

Home in 1870: Augusta Ward 2, Richmond, Georgia
Post Office: Augusta
Louis A Dugas 64 Physician
Louisa V Dugas 55
Elizabeth P Cole 26
James D Cole 28 photographer
Louise D Cole 2
Hetty C Cole 6/12
Louis A Dugas 21 Lawyer
George C Dugas 16 GA here is future Dr George Couvier Dugas
Addie C Dugas 13 GA
Martha Davis 22 GA dom servant
William Thomas 65 SC day labor
Julia Thomas 55 SC dom servant
Ella Garrett 30 SC dom servant
Nellie Garrett 10 SC

Home in 1870: Augusta Ward 1, Richmond, Georgia
Post Office: Augusta
Eugenia C Dugas 50 LA $16,000 $2000
Virginia M Dugas 27 GA $800
Emily C Dugas 25 GA $1500
Wm H Dugas 24 GA
Pauline Dugas 74 $7000

Home in 1880: 624 Broad St
Augusta, Richmond, Georgia
Louis A. Dugas 74 Physician GA France France
Lousia Dugas 75 wife GA VA VA
Louis A. Dugas 31 lawyer son GA GA GA
George C. Dugas 28 Physician son
Addie C. Dugas 23 daughter
James Cole 37 photographer son in law GA GA SC
Elizabeth Cole 35 daughter
Louis D. Cole 17 grand son
Hettie A. Cole 10 grand dau
Louise Cole 12 grand dau
Katie Fitzgerald 20 chamber maid
Francis Crowford 40 cook
Joseph Richardson 38 butler
Lucy Logan 21 nurse
Thomas Mc Kinnie 21 hostler

Home in 1880: 249 Broad St
Augusta, Richmond, Georgia
Mary C. E. Dugas 65 Louisiana France Louisiana
Alex E. Dugas 38 son Physician GA GA LA
Beatrice (Peck) Dugas 22 dau in law LA GA Ireland
Byrnina Dugas 2 grand dau GA GA LA
Leola Dugas 8m in Sept grand dau GA GA LA
William H. Dugas 36 son Physician
Edward C. Dugas 32 son clerk in grocery
Emily C. Dugas 41 dau

Home in 1900: 249 Broad St
Augusta Ward 1, Richmond, Georgia
Ed C Dugas 40 head GA GA LA
Emily C Dugas 50 Sister GA GA LA (she is 60)
Virginia Dugas 12 dau GA GA SC
Pickins N Dugas 10 son GA GA SC
Fannie Dugas 9 dau GA GA SC married Alfred Battey
Virginia Galahu 55 sister GA GA LA

Home in 1920: Augusta Ward 1, Richmond, Georgia
Father's Birthplace: France
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Fannie T Maxwell 68 widowed GA France LA speaks French (she is 78)
Winnie (Emmie) Dagas 80 single GA France LA speaks French (daughters of Louis C. Dugas and Marie Claire Eugenie Conand)
Alabama Newspaper
May 4, 1881:

Dr. George C. DUGAS, of Augusta, who came to Montgomery several weeks ago to
be with his brother-in-law, the late Dr. W.J. HOLT, during his illness, leaves
for his home this morning… His sister, Mrs. HOLT, accompanied him on a visit
to her father.

Observer newspaper-

Dugas, Douschka Mrs. wife of Dr. George C. Dugas and daughter of the ex Governor Pickens died at the home of her father in Edgefield. Burial was in the Episcopal Church Cemetery. Newberry Observer, 8/24/1893

Dugas, George C. Dr. married Miss Douschka Pickens, now deceased. He died 8/29/1903 and was survived by two daughters, Lucy Dugas and Dolly Dugas. Page 1, Newberry Observer 9/1/1903

Dugas, Dolly Miss will marry William Wallace Sheppard on 12/9/1903 at the home of the bride in Edgefield. Page 3, Newberry Observer 11/24/1903

Dugas, Lucy Pickens Miss will marry Benjamin Ryan Tillman on 12/26/1903 at Edgewood. Page 3, Newberry Observer 11/24/1903; Page 5, Newberry Observer 12/18/1903
Her grandfather-
Birth: Jan. 3, 1806
Wilkes County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1884
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

Dr. Louis Dugas came from an accomplished and well-educated French West Indies family. He studied under renowned professors and physicians in Philadelphia, Maryland and France. In 1831, he joined the MCG faculty. In 1834, each faculty member contributed $1,000 for him to go to Europe to purchase materials for a library and museum. He returned with a fine and valuable collection, most of which has been preserved and is currently housed in the Historical Collections of the Greenblatt Library. His service as dean came during the trying times of the Civil War and its aftermath. He served as editor of the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal for seven years and made voluminous contributions to medical literature. He developed a test for dislocation of the shoulder still used today (Dugas sign). He was often far ahead of his time in medical practice. His insights into the origins of yellow fever foreshadowed the discovery of its transmission by mosquito and he used animal sutures years before it became commonplace. He was the only surgeon south of Virginia to perform the Civiale technique of lithotrity (crushing a urinary stone within the bladder), and the only U.S. surgeon performing ligature of the ischiatic artery for aneurysm. He outlined a bold approach for treating abdominal wounds with which he claimed success. One of his more controversial techniques was the use of a hypnotic trance on a patient during surgery who reported no pain. He also was involved with civic affairs, serving on the City Council repeatedly, and helped erect the Signers Monument recognizing the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Dr. Louis Alexander Dugas was first married to the former Miss Mary Catherine Barnes; with whom he had one child, Mary Elizabeth Dugas. After Mary died in December 1833, Louis later married to the former Miss Lousia Virginia Harris on March 16th 1840 in Augusta, Georgia. They had eight children.

Family links:
Mary Frances Pauline Vincendiere Dugas de Vallon (1771 - 1854)

Mary Catherine Barnes Dugas (1814 - 1833)*
Louisa Virginia Harris Dugas (1814 - 1899)*

Mary Elizabeth Dugas Holt (1833 - 1894)*
Son Dugas (1841 - 1841)*
Charles Frederick Dugas (1841 - 1842)*
Elizabeth Pauline Dugas Cole (1842 - 1903)*
Juriah Harris Dugas (1845 - 1878)*
Louis Alexander Dugas (1849 - 1885)*
Louisa Virginia Dugas (1850 - 1851)*
George C. Dugas (1852 - 1903)*
Adrienne Catherine Dugas McCleskey (1856 - 1886)*

Louis Alexander Dugas died of pemphigus at age 13 on the 26 June of 1898 in Augusta,GA grandson of a president of Augusta, Georgia Medical College-
Birth: Dec. 18, 1884
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1898
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

Louis Alexander Dugas, III was the son of Dr. George C. Dugas and the former Francis Eugenia Olga Neva Pickens, known as Douschka. He was born in Augusta on the 18th day of December 1884.

Louis Alexander Dugas, III was named for his grandfather and uncle. His grandfather was a renown physician and Dean of the Medical College of Georgia; and his uncle a well known attorney and Civil War veteran.

Louis III departed his young life on the 26th of June 1898 at the age of 13 years, 6 months and 8 days. He was buried along side his paternal grandparents and uncle, whom he shared a name.


DECEMBER 18, 1884
JUNE 24, 1894


Note: His Death Notice published in The Augusta Chronicle dated June 27th 1898, states his death on June 26th; as does the records on file at Magnolia Cemetery office

Magnolia Cemetery
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

about the law case of Douschka's daughter-

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