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Colonel William Offutt

Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1339773322000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Offutt, Posey, Moore
Seeking information on William Offutt, listed in "The Daily Picayune" dated January 26, 1876 as having been shot and killed. Article states that he was the father of four daughters and a son "Dr. Offutt" who practiced in the parish of Avoyelles. Article also goes on to say that he had recently lost his wife.

I am trying to add to my Offutt information, and I believe that this Colonel Offutt is William Offutt who was born circa 1807, married first Eliza Posey Jan. 25, 1834 and later married (Jan 7, 1861) Evelina S. Moore (Who hjad previously married a William Prescott.

The William Offutt that I have information on had sons William Johnson Offutt (Died 1895, buried in St. Landry Parish, and John Posey Offutt (Died 1862 at Gaines Mill with the 8th LA Inf.); daughters Constance, Alplireda, Eleanor, Lucie, Marie Celeste, and Mary E.

Any help appreciated.

Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359919887000
Classification: Query
I found a William Offutt baptized Nov. 29, 1860 at the age of 52 years old. Sponsors: Mr. G (perhaps Father Gilbert Raymond) & Mrs. Casse. Opelousas Church V. 6 page 125

William Johnson Offutt (son of William Offutt & Eilza Posey) born Feb. 18, 1837. List paternal grandparents as:
William Johnson Offutt & Lucie Glenn. Maternal Grandparents: Lloowd (Lloyd) Posey, deceased & Helen Collins.

William Offutt Posey (William Offutt Posey & Hester Mathilde Gibbon)born Jan. 8, 1878. Opelousas Church Volume 6, page 386

Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359920535000
Classification: Query
I also found a record for Eliza Posey of Opelousas, born 1815. Entered school Feb 7, 1824, and left Oct 26, 1830
(GC: ASHA: Student register # 19)

William Offut married Eliza Posey Jan 25, 1834. Opelousas Court house marriage # 14

William Johnson Offutt widow is Eliza Marie Posey. Will & Estate dated April 18, 1843. (LSAR: Opelousas; 1843)

Eliza Posey M. married to William Offutt, succ. dated April 25, 1861. Opelousas Court house Succ # 2433)

There's additional information on the Posey family if you'd like it, just let me know.

Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359928656000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Offutt
Thanks for the information. I find it interesting that the William Offutt who was baptized at age 62 would be William Johnson Offutt's father, at least that is my opinion. I didn't know that the man that I had as William J. Offutt who married Lucie Glenn had Johnson as his middle name as well, that is helpful. Was that on the same page in Volume 6?


Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359931764000
Classification: Query
William Johnson Offutt baptized Opelousas Church Volume 4 page 47.

there are a few other records for the Offutt family in Opelousas.
One mentioning that Nathaniel was from Georgia. (son of William J. & Lucy Glenn).
And, another for Ann Offutt, from Washington County Georgia. minor daughter of William J. (deceased) & Lucy Glenn) for a marriage contract.

And, there's a few records where N. Offutt was a witness to a few marriage contracts. Let me know if you're interested in any of those. And, I believe there's a marriage record for Nathaniel too.

Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359941334000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Offutt, Posey, Glenn
You wrote "William Johnson Offutt widow is Eliza Marie Posey. Will & Estate dated April 18, 1843. (LSAR: Opelousas; 1843)". I have a different date entirely. Not to mention that I have yet to see the William Offutt who married Eliza Marie Posey listed as William Johnson Offutt? According to my research, William Offutt, the husband of Elizaq Marie Posey was born August 14, 1808 and died January 22, 1876. He is found in both the 1860 and 1870 LA Federal Census. He is buried in St. Landry Church in Opelousas, and I have a photo of his grave marker. As a matter of fact, he married an Evelina Moorein 1861, which may be where the succ. you mentino came from. However the will and estate of April 18, 1843 in my mind refers to the William Johnson Offutt who was married to Lucie Glenn.

Dave O.

Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359945621000
Classification: Query
These were records listed in South West Louisiana records.

Re: Colonel William Offutt

Posted: 1359951592000
Classification: Query
I see. Well I am unsure as what to make of them as they don't seem to fit well with any of the other records that I have come across.

Thanks for bringing them to my attention though

Dave O
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