Caffery, Donelson, 1835-1906

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Donelson Caffery was born near Franklin, La., on September 10, 1835, and served as a lieutenant in the 13th Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He married Bethia Richardson in 1869. He was a planter in St. Mary Parish, La., state senator for St. Mary Parish (1892-1894), and U.S. senator from Louisiana (1893-1901). He died in New Orleans, La., on December 30, 1906. His son, John Murphy Caffery, was a 1901 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a prominent St. Mary Parish planter, and state senator for St. Mary Parish (1928-1932).

From the description of Donelson Caffery and family letters, circa 1879, 1897. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 432293104

From the description of Donelson Caffery and family papers, 1580-1958 (bulk 1861-1909). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 80014890

American lawyer and United States Senator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to John G. Carlisle, Secretary of the Treasury, 1896 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134329

Donelson Caffery, Jr., was editor and manager of the ST. MARY AND FRANKLIN BANNER-TRIBUNE. He was also the son of Louisiana Senator Donelson Caffery (1835-1906).

From the description of Donelson Caffery, Jr. letter, 1889. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 262841760

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associatedWith Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922. person
associatedWith Brashear, Walter, 1776-1860. person
associatedWith Caffery, Bethia Richardson. person
associatedWith Caffery family. family
associatedWith Caffery family. family
associatedWith Caffery family. family
associatedWith Caffery, John Murphy, 1877-1958. person
associatedWith Capdevielle, Paul, 1842-1922. person
associatedWith Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910, person
associatedWith Chilton, Horace, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Drew, Maria Caffery, b. ca. 1826. person
associatedWith Foster, Murphy J. (Murphy James), 1849-1921. person
associatedWith Glassie, Henry Haywood, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith McEnery, Samuel Douglas, 1837-1910. person
associatedWith Murphy, John, 1752-1827. person
associatedWith Richardson family. family
associatedWith United States Naval Academy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana--Saint Mary Parish
Louisiana--Saint Mary Parish
Saint Mary Parish (La.)
Louisiana
Ivanhoe Plantation (La.)
United States
Cuba
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Sugar trade
Spanish--American War, 1898
Sugar--Manufacture and refining
Plantations
Petroleum industry and trade
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Plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Mary Parish
Legislators--United States
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Birth 1835-09-10

Death 1906-12-30

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