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Ramona Smith (View posts)
Posted: 891345600000
Classification: Query

I am trying to locate the family of Telesphos Poche, my grandfather. He had a brother Octave Poche that was an attorney during and after the Civil War. I once found a diary in the Library that Octave wrote, but I have not seen a copy since, nor can I locate any geneology.

My grandmother was Louisiana Marie Matherne.

Mr. Poche died at about 22 years of age from apendix.

The family home is still in St James Parish , however most of the land is gone.

I do not know where he is buried, but I have reason to believe it is in the graveyard at the Catholic Church at Convent.

I have a sister-in-law in Metarie, Barbara Spencer. She is well know in Real Estate. She has done some research.

If you have any info, please forward.

Thank you..
Posted: 1357762775000
Classification: Query
I have a cop of the diary written by Felix P Poche, a Louisiana Confederate who later became a judge. His diary was published in 1977. There are great foot notes on bothe the War battles and rumors and the day to day of life in the Comissary dept. and the thoughts of a devote catholic. There are notesby edited by Civil War Hist BEARRS and info was provided from census and theological records for the citizns and clerigy mentioned.

I think Octave was the one who was written abot in the NOLA news paper for fightiing a dual with a ship captain he ran afoul of in buck town in 1887 or so. They fought w/ sabors in City park. Oliver or Octave was cut on the calf.
I will see what I find.
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